Tuesday in Love Launches Brand New Hair Oil Specifically for Women Who Wear Hijab

The product is unlike anything else on the market and yields incredible results

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tuesday in Love Launches Brand New Hair Oil Specifically for Women Who Wear Hijab

The product is unlike anything else on the market and yields incredible results.

Toronto, ON – Tuesday in Love is pleased to announce the official launch of its innovative and brand-new hair oil, specifically created for women who wear hijab.

Tuesday in Love is a Canadian company specializing in its unique Halal certified water permeable nail polish and Halal certified cosmetics. All of the company’s products are organic, cruelty free, and free of parabens, perfumes, and dyes. Tuesday in Love continuously strives to meet their goal of spreading love around the world.

In the company’s most recent news, Tuesday in Love is pleased to announce it has launched a highly innovative hair oil for women who wear hijab. Hair care oils and treatments have been around for centuries but, for many women who wear hijab, there has never been hair oil specifically designed for the daily damage and stress their hair goes through – until now.

CEO and inventor of Tuesday in Love halal nail polish, Dr. Umar Dar, has created what may be the world’s first hair oil specifically designed to improve the strength and growth of hair for women who wear hijab. The unique proprietary blend is composed of organic oils and Vitamin D and B-complex.
“What makes this formula unlike any other hair oil in the market is that it takes into consideration that women who cover their hair for long periods of time put their hair through different types of environmental stress,” says Dr. Dar. “Factors such as increased scalp temperature, higher oil and sweat secretion, and reduced exposure to natural light create a harsh environment for hair.”
By addressing these specific requirements, Tuesday in Love’s new hair oils have provided a much needed solution for an underserved market. The new formulation is also beneficial for women who may need to cover their hair in the workforce (surgeons, nurses, chefs, sanitation etc).
Also included in the line is organic Argan hair oil that has often been used for conditioning the hair. Available in a 2ml bottle, the hair oil is priced competitively at $24.95 Canadian and is available from the Tuesday in Love website at www.tuesdayinlove.com.

About the Company

Tuesday in Love was established with one simple mission – to spread love across the globe. As part of their commitment, the company aims to help change the lives of those less fortunate by donating proceeds from every sale to Islamic Relief Canada – an agency that brings aid to children and their families around the world.

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Laces and Limos Launching New Contactless Napa Valley Experience

Laces and Limos will offer visitors a brand-new, contact-less, custom tour and multi-day option featuring elevated electric bicycles that suite your style

NAPA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the wake of California Governor Newsom’s order closing all indoor businesses, Napa Valley tour company Laces and Limos is launching a new service to customers that will expand on their current outdoor activity offerings. Featuring electric two-wheel bicycles from manufacturers Bluejay Bikes, Laces and Limos will be the first and only tour company to offer a contact-less and exclusive Napa Wine Tour featuring these sleek, eco-chic bicycles.

“With such a demand for more safe, outdoor activities on the rise, investing in a fleet of electric bicycles seemed like a no-brainer to me and then I discovered Bluejay Bicycles,” says partner Michelle Helms. “They not only have some of the best parts available but they are super cute and Instagram ready. Plus, they go up to 20mph, I absolutely love the ride and trust me, I am no athlete."

Laces and Limos will begin offering a self-guided, single day E-Bike experience or you can opt in for a multi-day adventure including their infamous open-air Tuk-Tuks, touring Napa Valley "safari" Style and on Day two you're off on your own self-guided experience, visiting exclusive wineries by electric bicycle.

"Knowing how to pivot your business is key as an entrepreneur. Before COVID-19, I didn't even know what a 'pivot' meant but I knew my small business would not survive unless I thought out-of-the-box," Helms said. "Now I know and as hard as things got, it was my focus and forward thinking that saved, keeping things going and our customers connected."

Due to a high demand and limited availability, both of these experiences are available by advanced reservation only. Pricing and description of activities can be found here.

Get outside, stay outside and most important stay safe – And when the time is right, we look forward to sharing the Napa Valley Spirit with you

Laces and Limos is a Napa Valley Tour Company featuring unique, open-air wine tours, "safari" style and other off-road adventures. The L&L tour has quickly become known as a Napa Valley "must-do" experience for those looking to get off the beaten path and more of an exclusive insight into the best kept secrets and hidden gems across the valley. Wine tours are private and curated exclusively for every single guest.

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A New Cryptocurrency to Revolutionize Crypto World: BitcoinPoS – Bitcoin Proof of Stake

Bitcoin Proof of Stake - BPS - is a peer to peer electronic cash system

Bitcoin Proof of Stake – BPS – is a peer to peer electronic cash system

Bitcoin Proof of stake – Bitcoin PoS – BPS
BPS was listed on first Staking Platform – Stackofstake.com. Now you can Stake BPS and earn passive income.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bitcoin Proof of Stake – BitcoinPoS – BPS
The Bitcoin core network today runs on the proof of work algorithm. It leaves the network open to the 51% attack, also it is costly to mine and harmful for the environment. The PoW mechanism has also been a hindrance to scalability. However, numerous innovations are trying to deal with the issues, facing the Bitcoin network while preserving certain unique aspects of the original concept. For instance, the 21 million tokens supply along with the proven code-base that has been improved over a decade is worth preserving.

The Bitcoin Proof of Stake coin reserves the strongest aspect of the Bitcoin network with a flexible proof of stake algorithm. It presents a new paradigm in the utility of crypto. The Bitcoin PoS coin preserves everything that Bitcoin has while bringing new development to the blockchain technology.

Driving Mass Adoption
When Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin about a decade ago, his goal was mass adoption of crypto that would replace the current financial system. However, that goal has not been achieved. Many crypto projects in existence today have numerous issues that prevent mass adoption.

The Bitcoin PoS project aims to advance Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision of a decentralized financial network that is independent of centralized control. Bitcoin Proof of Stake is designed to be scalable and easy to use. The goal is to give access of banking services to billions of people globally. To achieve this, Bitcoin PoS aims to be a coin for ordinary retail payments.

About the Proof of Stake Mechanism
The Bitcoin network is secured using a proof of work mechanism. However, the PoW mechanism is energy-intensive and requires expensive mining rigs to secure. The proof of stake mechanism wants to replace how consensus is achieved. Instead of using PoW, the staker that generates a block has to provide proof that they have access to given number of coins.

Generating the block will entail the sending of coins to oneself, which proves ownership. The amount of coins needed for staking is determined via a difficulty adjustment model that is similar to the PoW mechanism. The goal is to ensure an approximate constant block time. Just like PoW, the block generation process will result in rewards via a transaction fee and supply model.

Bitcoin PoS Deals with the Bitcoin Centralization Problems
The Bitcoin network appears perfect to its proponents. However, it has a problem with centralization. The high cost of power and the expensive mining rigs mean that only a few select companies can afford to mine the BTC network.

The result is that only those with access to cheap power can secure the network. Today, most of those miners are located in China, which has led to a high concentration of mining power in one region. In effect, Chinese miners control the Bitcoin network. It was not the vision of decentralization that Satoshi Nakamoto had in mind.

To make the issue worse, the places where the cost of power is low also have highly authoritarian systems of government. Another issue is that in nations where the cost of power is high do not recognize BTC mining as a business. Thus, miners do not get access to subsidized power. It has led to the proliferation of mining cartels with some companies controlling as much as 5% of the mining power.

For retail miners, the only solution is to join mining pools, which effectively control all of the mining power of BTC. As a result, BTC is highly centralized in the current setup and it will only continue being centralized in the future.

Bitcoin PoS Solves the Issue
One of the issues that Bitcoin Proof of Stake solves is the cost of power. The proof of stake mechanism cuts the cost of power by 99%. As a result, it ensures that it will difficult from any entity to monopolize the network. The result is that Bitcoin PoS is achieving the vision of Satoshi Nakamoto.

The Current State of Bitcoin PoS
While Bitcoin Proof of Stake uses a proof of stake mechanism, the Bitcoin PoS still keeps up with upgrades to the Bitcoin network. Any upgrade made by the developers are added to the Bitcoin PoS blockchain. Today, the coin is tradable on crypto exchanges; it has a market price of USD 89.07 according to data on CoinMarketCap. It has a market cap of $308,995,384 and it is ranked at 40 by market cap in the world but actual raking on coinmarketcap.com is 205 because of their raking systems.

New listings on different platforms and exchanges will come.

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COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union (COKCU) Converts to Smart Solution’s Universa Premier Digital Core Banking Suite

Picture of Smart Solution and COKCU team members at a planning session

Various team members from Smart Solution and from COKCU at a 2019 conversion planning session in Smart Solution’s Aurora, Ontario headquarters

Universa’s flexible, feature rich and cost-effective suite of products continues to push the fintech envelope

AURORA, ONTARIO, CANADA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Here we grow again! Smart Solution is proud to partner with COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (COKCU) to implement its Universa Premier Digital Core Banking Suite to service another large segment of Jamaica’s Credit Union membership. As a leading fintech provider of banking and financial management solutions, Smart Solution welcomes COKCU as its seventh (7th) and largest active client in Jamaica.

“Technology is ever-changing and as such consumers want to be connected at all times. They now require more from institutions such as credit unions to be accessible and technologically savvy. As such, COKCU is answering this need through a major upgrade of their systems software, which will drive efficiency and productivity for consumers and employees.” COK Sodality CEO Aloun N’dombet-Assamba noted. Mrs. N’dombet-Assamba went on to say “The new banking system will see a transformation in the way business is conducted in the organisation. We are working harder to serve you better!”

“We at Smart Solution are delighted that COK Sodality Co-Operative Credit Union selected our Universa platform to drive innovation and increase efficiencies in the service of its members,” stated Iean Tait, President and CEO of Smart Solution. “We know that the selection process was very thorough and we are tremendously proud to be chosen as the vendor with the best technology platform, track record and expertise. All of us at Smart Solution are excited to work with such a progressive institution and we are fully committed to partnering with COKCU to deliver on its mandate of digital transformation. As technological excellence is the backbone of any institution, COKCU’s switch to Universa will provide the organisation with the rich functionality, scalable architecture and flexibility to keep up with new and emerging technologies, ready to meet the evolving challenges and embrace the future,” added Iean Tait.

About COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (COKCU)

Incorporated in 1967, with 13 members and JMD $120 in shares, City of Kingston Co-operative Credit Union Limited was founded to offer membership to everyday residents of the local community who were not a part of certain restricted professions or church groups. In 2009, the City of Kingston Co-operative Credit Union merged with the Sodality Co-operative Credit Union and COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union Limited was born. By means of this merger, many additional membership criteria were added which translated into COKCU being able to say proudly that it now enjoys the largest membership among all credit unions in Jamaica and in the English-speaking Caribbean. COK celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, with more than 280,000 members and in excess of JMD $9.2 Billion in assets.

About Smart Solution

For over 35 years, Smart Solution and its group of companies has provided innovative core banking systems and financial management solutions to Credit Unions, Banks, Trusts and other financial organisations worldwide. Smart Solution supports a diverse client base, including some of the top Canadian Credit Unions and innovative financial institutions both in Canada and abroad. It prides itself in its attention to detail and in its team of qualified experts focused on providing exceptional service and support. Its strengths lie in its efficiency, its expertise, and its constant focus on innovation and rapid functionality improvements.

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Democrat Jennifer Gottlieb, candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Democrat Jennifer Gottlieb, candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Democrat Jennifer Gottlieb Mailer

Democrat Jennifer Gottlieb Mailer

Jennifer Gottlieb, candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Jennifer Gottlieb, candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Coalition of Broward women leaders forms to support Gottlieb for Supervisor

Broward’s women leaders are supporting Jennifer Gottlieb for Supervisor of Elections. We need to support strong women leaders, like Jennifer, who have the courage and experience to make a difference.”

— School Board Member Robin Bartleman

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today Democrat Jennifer Gottlieb, candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections, announces “Women for Gottlieb.” To bolster the coalition’s effort to connect with voters, Gottlieb loaned her campaign another $20,000 for another mail piece hitting mailboxes as Early Voting begins across the county.

“Women for Gottlieb” officially formed from a coalition of local women community leaders and organizations actively supporting her campaign for Supervisor, including: Women's March Florida – Broward Chapter, Fmr. Federal Judge Sandra Coleman, Former State Representative Elaine Schwartz, School Board Member Robin Bartleman (Countywide), School Board Member Ann Murray, School Board Member Nora Rupert, Former FEA President and School Board Member Maureen Dinnen, Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, Former Hollywood Mayor Mara Giulianti, Former Miramar Mayor Lori Moseley, Miramar Commissioner Traci Callari, Hollywood Commissioner Alanna Mersinger of the South Broward Drainage District, Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco, and several others.

School Board Member Robin Bartleman, a founding member of Women for Gottlieb, said, “Broward’s women leaders are supporting Jennifer Gottlieb for Supervisor of Elections. We need to support strong women leaders, like Jennifer, who have the courage and experience to make a difference in our community.”

Jennifer Gottlieb the only candidate running for Supervisor that’s been elected and re-elected to countywide public office.

As Chair of the School Board, Gottlieb balanced a multi-billion-dollar budget, led a complex organization with thousands of employees, and delivered high-quality, cost-saving programs and services to Broward’s families despite economic challenges and funding constraints.

While working in Florida’s capitol, Gottlieb developed a keen understanding of the state legislative process and how to get things done for Broward’s communities.

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NutriFit, Premier Healthy Delivery Service, Celebrates 33rd Anniversary


Jackie Keller, NutriFit Director & Founder

“33 years later, the mission remains the same: to help people live longer, healthier lives." – Jackie Keller, NutriFit Founder

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — NutriFit, Los Angeles' premier healthy meal delivery service (delivering throughout Southern California and shipping nationally), recently celebrated their 33rd anniversary with their very first virtual guided tasting experience. The virtual tasting, hosted on Zoom, included a five-course menu of epicurean creations designed by Founder Jackie Keller and Executive Sous Chef Oscar Gonzalez,along with a meal presentation, wine tasting and pairing tips.

“Thirty-three years later, our mission remains the same: to help people live longer, healthier lives,” states Jackie Keller. “I am as passionate about it now as I was when we started the company. Our team is committed to improving the well-being of our clients and our community.”

Jackie has a personal dedication to teaching people about healthy lifestyle choices. While she was only a teenager, Jackie's father died from a heart attack. She made it her mission from that time forward to help individuals lead longer and healthier lives. Keller realized many people living in the Los Angeles area preferred tasty, farm-fresh meals, but lacked reasonable access. However, organic meals were only offered as occasional, specially prepared entrees. Keller knew that fresh, wholesome food should be the norm, not the exception, and thus NutriFit was born.

Keller continues, “The need remains the same and if anything, is more important now, as challenges with health and vitality have only increased in scope and nature. Our business began in response to a demonstrated and articulated need. Now, we can see with more clarity what the future needs will be, and we are continuing to evolve our offering to meet what we think the demand will be by constantly innovating and improving our services and products”

NutriFit is a meal delivery service offering only healthy options. Their ingredients are all free range, organic or sustainable. Much of their produce comes from their very own organic farm under the brand name SimpliHealth Growers. NutriFit’s mission is to provide people with the best meals and delivery service to promote optimal healthy lifestyle choices, no matter where you are. To further achieve this mission, NutriFit offers wellness coaching and nutritional support services, and biometric testing, in addition to health and wellness products. Keller is more than a business owner, she is also a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and is credentialled by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching.

“By growing our own organic produce on our own land, using earth friendly drip irrigation, hydroponics and solar power, we bring an entirely new definition to the term "farm to table", as we are the ONLY service of our kind to truly grow and cook our own hand planted and hand harvested vegetables and herbs,” concludes Keller. “Our farm is solar powered and has been certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. No other company can make this claim legitimately. Additionally, I have added the title national board credentialled Health & Wellness Coach to my skill set, and we can now offer physician prescribed coaching to our service offering. This demonstrates even further our breadth and scope as we position ourselves for the next decade of service.”



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George Mckee DDS Lists the Most Common Oral Surgeries in the United States

George McKee DDS

George McKee DDS

MEDFORD, OR, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to George Mckee DDS, the effectiveness of oral surgery makes many modern procedures extremely popular.
Dental procedures have gotten more and more common as technology advanced. Adults suffer from a variety of oral problems that range from cosmetic fixes to serious surgeries. Although you might feel alone, millions of people undergo oral surgeries in the United States each year. George Mckee DDS lists the most common procedures.

1. Wisdom Teeth

The most common of all surgeries is wisdom teeth removal. The average-sized mouth does not have room for the extra set of teeth in the very back of the mouth. According to George Mckee DDS, keeping wisdom teeth can do more harm than good. Many patients experience jaw pain, crowded teeth, and uneven bites.

Advancements in the procedure have made it much easier than ever before. George Mckee DDS notes that most patients receive anesthesia and recovery quickly from home with over-the-counter pain medications. Oral surgeons know how important it is to be gentle and efficient.

2. Dental Implants

According to George Mckee DDS, dental implants are the second most popular oral surgery in the country. Humans cannot replace missing or damaged teeth, which means many must turn to artificial implants. Although this one sounds scary, the success rate for dental implants is extremely high. George Mckee DDS notes that after recovery, patients can return to chewing and smiling normally. Many people feel they work and look even better than their natural teeth.

3. Bone Grafting

If a patient loses a tooth and chooses to leave the space open, the jawbone will weaken over time. George Mckee DDS notes that once the jawbone is weakened or reabsorbed, it is no longer possible to get a dental implant. In these instances, oral surgeons must use bone grafting to strengthen areas of the jawbone. George Mckee DDS explains that once the right spots are targeted, the patient has the opportunity to receive an implant.

4. Corrective Jaw

When the jaw is not aligned properly, people may experience difficulty with eating, speaking, and breathing. Sometimes, a misaligned jaw can be fixed with braces by correcting the position of teeth. However, corrective jaw surgeries are often needed to realign the mouth. George Mckee DDS notes that symptoms of a misaligned jaw include headaches, migraines, tooth wear, TMJ, vertigo, and tinnitus. A specialist will be able to identify the cause and offer the right treatment.

About George Mckee DDS:

George Mckee DDS graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 1979. He started and ran a successful cosmetic reconstructive practice in California for over 20 years. George Mckee DDS has earned advanced certification in cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, implantology, and endodontics. He has also practiced dentistry and management in Portugal, Dubai, and Muscat.

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ArtMattan Films Sets Virtual Theatrical Release Date To August 28, 2020 For Made in Bangladesh

Made in Bangladesh by Rubaiyat Hossain

ArtMattan Films sets virtual theatrical release date to August 28, 2020 for TIFF 2019 Official Selection Made in Bangladesh!

As a look behind that T-shirt you just bought on sale for $9.99 at The Gap, and the human labor, sweat and suffering that went into it, this… definitely deserves wider attention..”

— Hollywood Reporter

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED SATES, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — ArtMattan Films, the film distribution arm of ArtMattan Productions, has announced the virtual theatrical release of award winning drama Made In Bangladesh by Rubaiyat Hossain, based on the life of Daliya Akter, a garment worker who escaped child marriage and went on to lead a trade union fighting for workers' rights in Bangladesh capital, Dhaka.

Over 30 US independent theaters have signed up to participate in the August 28 virtual release of MADE IN BANGLADESH Audiences will be able to choose which theater to support when they purchase tickets by going to https://www.made-in-bangladesh-movie.com

Made In Bangladesh had its world premiere screening at TIFF 2019 and has already accumulated six wins for Best Film, Best Director and Public Awards from the African Diaspora International Film Festival 2019, the Amiens International Film Festival 2019, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2019 and the Festival International de Film Saint-Jean-de-Luz 2019, among others. Its US virtual theatrical run in August 2020 will be followed by a digital and home-video release.

The film depicts the struggles and successes of female ready-made garments (RMG) workers and explores how the garments industry of Bangladesh has helped to empower women and has provided them socio-economic independence.

"With Made in Bangladesh, Hossain has crafted an urgent cry for workers' rights, and a vision of feminist solidarity in the face of overwhelming opposition." ~ Cinema Scope

"As a look behind that T-shirt you just bought on sale for $9.99 at The Gap, and the human labor, sweat and suffering that went into it, this… definitely deserves wider attention.." ~ Hollywood Reporter

"Made in Bangladesh never sugar coats the near-insurmountable obstacles Shimu and her fellow workers face…[the] mix scenes of Shimu coming up against barriers with scenes of her achieving small successes ensures the film never feels hopeless." ~ Seventh Row

Made In Bangladesh is Rubaiyat Hossain’s third feature length film after Meherjaan (2011) and Under Construction (2015). The project was co-produced by Bangladesh, France, Denmark, and Portugal. It was financed by France’s CNC fund, Norway’s Sørfond Plus, the EU’s Eurimages fund, and Denmark’s Danish Film Institute fund.

Ms. Hossain went to Cannes Film Festival this year as the producer of Mahde Hasan’s Sand City. She had previously attended Locarno Open Doors three times and attended the Script Station at Berlinale.

Diarah N’Daw-Spech, ArtMattan Films – Tel (212) 864-1760, e-mail: Info@africanfilm.com
ArtMattan Films celebrates in 2020 twenty eight years of exposing US audiences to a large variety of films about the human experience of people of color in many parts of the world. Films released by ArtMattan Films include Kirikou and the Sorceress, The Tracker, Gospel Hill, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story, The Pirogue, Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango, White Lies, The Man Who Mends Women, The Citizen, Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba and most recently The Last Tree. More info at www.AfricanFilm.com

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Kentuckians Among Top Traffickers of Birds to the Philippines, Mexico, Honduras, for Cockfighting, Investigation Alleges

Cockfighting that runs rampant in the U.S. | Photo: Shutterstock

Cockfighting that runs rampant in the U.S. | Photo: Shutterstock

Wayne Pacelle

Wayne Pacelle

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

I’m asking my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join in creating a bright-line standard through legislation that makes animal fighting and these types of activities, a crime.”

— Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Animal Wellness Action (AWA) and the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) today asked U.S. Attorneys Robert M. Duncan and Russell Coleman, respectively covering the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, to investigate allegations that seven Kentucky residents appear to be deeply involved in illegal trafficking of fighting animals, with most of them sending birds to far-flung destinations across the world including the Philippines, Mexico, and Honduras. In the same press conference, Senator Morgan McGarvey, based on the findings of the investigation, has announced he will introduce state legislation to make cockfighting and closely associated activities in felony in Kentucky.

“Kentucky is at the center of the American and global cockfighting industry, with major operators shipping birds all over the world” said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action. ”We have amassed an abundance of evidence to demonstrate these individuals are almost certainly violating federal law.”

A detailed report covering the findings of the investigation points to apparent illegal animal fighting activities by seven individuals.

-Dink Fair Gamefarm, apparently run by Albert Dink in Smithfield, is one of the largest gamecock farms Animal Wellness Action has discovered in the United States, with thousands of birds seemingly raised for fighting purposes.

-Chris Copas, of Bowling Green, described his participation in cockfighting at the World Slashers Cup Derby in the Philippines earlier this year. He stated that he won 2nd place and appeared on the cover of a cockfighting industry journal. (picture the journal).

-Cody Boone proudly announced on his Facebook page that he’d sold out his “cocks and stags again” and shipped them to “Hawaii, Guam, Honduras, Philippines, Kansas, Colorado, California, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, New Mexico, Mexico, and many more.”

-Bobby Fairchild, of Clearcreek Farm in Manchester, and a broadcaster he conducted an interview with discuss that the mayor of a town in the Philippines has been importing and raising birds from Clearcreek Farm for over a dozen years for the purpose of cockfighting.

-“I’ve been involved in the sport for 31 years,” Tammy Shive-Ayala, of Green River Gamefarm in Columbia, told one interviewer. “I married a man in 1990 and he fights the roosters and we really enjoyed it and he got me involved in it” and that “we send to breeders all over the world, Philippines, Guam, Mexico, Vietnam, Hawaii, everywhere, they go all over.”

-An interview described Ron Isaac’s home and alleged cockfighting complex in Carlisle this way: “The striking images of poultry that decorate the stairways and hallways are a nod to Ron’s hobby – he breeds fighting cocks. And although this throwback to the pre-civil war south is now banned in the US, his birds find a welcome home in the Philippines where they fetch a good price.”

-William Nall, of Windy Gamefarm in Boston, described his birds as having “great cutting ability.” At one derby where his birds were entered to fight, he bragged, “We fought 9, won 7. Should have won, really should’ve won 8…”
Possessing and shipping birds for cockfighting have been banned under federal law since 2002 and has been a felony since 2007, when President George W. Bush signed the enhanced penalty provisions into law and also criminalized the sale of cockfighting implements.

“There has been legal confusion about Kentucky dating back to my time as Kentucky Attorney General,” said Chris Gorman, who served as the Democrat AG between 1992 and 1996. “Cockfighting is a bloody and barbaric practice, and state law should align with the federal government’s tough policies on this form of animal cruelty.”

Kentucky Senate Democratic Leader Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, announced today the need for stricter animal cruelty laws next legislative session. “For too long, we’ve had a major gap in the legal framework against animal cruelty in the Commonwealth,” Sen. McGarvey said. “I’m asking my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join in creating a bright-line standard through legislation that makes animal fighting and these types of activities, a crime.”

Recently, a Philippines-based cockfighting broadcast company, known as BNTV came to the United States, with its hosts and production crew and visited 50 or so major cockfighting farms. During this U.S gamefarm tour, they produced and broadcast dozens of incriminating videos. With seven videos, Kentucky was second only to Oklahoma in the number of game fowl farms visited.

“These videos, combined with other evidence we’ve compiled, makes it apparent that these individuals are deeply involved in the cockfighting industry,” said Marty Irby, executive director of Animal Wellness Action and former agricultural policy advisor for former Congressman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky. “Law enforcement should put a stop to their lawbreaking and animal cruelty without delay.”

While federal law bans animal fighting anywhere in the U.S. and a range of associated activities, including transporting animals for fights elsewhere, Kentucky law is anemic. It wasn’t until 1974 that the Kentucky General Assembly passed an animal cruelty law that made cockfighting a misdemeanor. But just a few years ago, “under the ruse that a weakening of the law was necessary to deal with a blackbird infestation in Western Kentucky, fowl was omitted from the definition of “animal” in the cruelty law, effectively legalizing cockfighting,” according to the Courier Journal. There was dispute about whether Governor John Y. Brown’s veto of the measure was timely, and that further muddled the legal status of cockfighting. In 1994, when someone charged with cockfighting challenged the validity of the law, the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld cockfighting as illegal. Yet, even with that ruling, Kentucky’s prohibition on cockfighting is misdemeanor only, and there is no ban on training or possessing fighting animals, being a spectator at a fighting spectacle, or possessing cockfighting implements.

In 2014, in his failed attempt to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Republican primary in Kentucky, former Governor Matt Bevin attended a rally of cockfighters. He apparently thought he had an opening on this subject because McConnell had supported a provision in the Farm bill to make it a crime to attend or bring a minor to an animal fighting venture. Bevin later claimed not to understand that the people assembled at the venue were cockfighters and he disavowed any support for cockfighting. Yet, during his four-year term, he took no actions to strengthen the law against cockfighting.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Surviving a Powerful but Fraught Empire

The Gods Are Watching: A Historical Novel

The Gods Are Watching: A Historical Novel

David McCormick

David McCormick

How an artist maneuvered through a civilization reeling from a tragic past

PEMBERTSON, NEW JERSEY, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Filled with themes that, together, make for an image of a civilization in embers, The Gods Are Watching is an ingenious telling of how an invitation for the Minoan artist Paleus to create a masterpiece in Egypt turns into a trap he needs to survive while on a creative mission. The setting is in 1500 BCE, when the Prince of Egypt invites Paleus, the Minoan king’s celebrated artist, to paint a mural in Egypt’s royal palace in Thebes.

Unknown to Paleus and his friends and family, they are being thrown into an empire still reeling from years of war. He needs to maneuver into the completion of the task at hand as they easily get caught up in political intrigues, rebellion, and an assassination attempt on the royal family. Paleus must use his wits to deal with natural disasters, uninvited passions and powerful magic—and appease the Egyptian gods—to survive the surrounding chaos and complete the mural.

David D. McCormick wrote The Gods Are Watching as an action-packed sequel to his first historical novel, Dark Labyrinth. An art history professor for over 30 years and a visual artist (painting and drawing), McCormick immersed himself in the genre after taking his students on a tour to Greece in 1998. During the tour, they stopped in Crete and Santorini where he saw the wonders of the ancient Minoan civilization. Three years later, he returned to Greece to research Dark Labyrinth, which is about an artist who lived during those times. McCormick is currently retired and living in Kerrville, Texas.

With its thrilling sequences and intriguing subplots, The Gods Are Watching warps time for the readers and draws them into an imaginative journey whose factoids prove that the present is very much a reflection of the past.

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