MHPS Hosts Natural Gas Power Generation Technical Conference in Lima Peru & Signs 515 MW JAC Power Deal with Gaz Energie

Photo Credit: Alex Misrahi/MHPS Photo

Paul Browning, MHPS Americas President and CEO, and Miguel Saldana, Vice President of Gaz Energie, at the signing ceremony for the 515 MW natural gas power project scheduled to go commercial in 2021 in Peru.

Photo Credit: Alex Misrahi/MHPS Photo

Paul Browning, MHPS Americas President and CEO, addressing the audience at the MHPS Technical Conference in Lima, Peru of the of the merits and benefits of the new project Gaz Energie power project.

LIMA, PERU, July 19, 2018 / — There is a Change in Power happening around the world as a combination of natural gas and renewables dominate new installation activity in the power generation sector. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Latin America. In the past 25 years, natural gas power generation saw an almost three-fold increase in its share of total power generation in the region, and it is projected to grow more than 150% in the next 25 years, according to the IEEJ Outlook 2018. At the same time, a new generation of advanced class gas turbines (ACGT) has emerged as the leading natural gas power generation technology around the world.

Today, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), the world’s leading provider of advanced class gas turbines, hosted a “Change in Power” natural gas power generation technical conference in Lima, Peru. Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) and other industry participants from across Latin America were on hand to discuss their experiences and showcase best practices on how to thrive in this dynamic power market.

In addition, MHPS and local power developer Gaz Energie signed an agreement to develop a 515 MW natural gas power project that will have the lowest cost of electricity and the lowest emissions of any gas power plant in Peru.

The Humay PS Project will be located in the Ica region of Peru and will leverage MHPS’ industry-leading JAC gas turbine power island, featuring the largest, most reliable and most fuel efficient gas turbine in the world. The new plant will enter commercial operation in 2021.

“As we advance through project development, MHPS’ financial, technical and development support has assured our team that we have a long-term partner in Humay PS. Our next step is to formalize our EPC contractor selection, with whom MHPS has agreed to consort to deliver a true turnkey project for Peru,” said Miguel Saldana, Vice President of Gaz Energie.

“Power producers in Latin America are looking for best in class options to generate clean, reliable and affordable electricity,” said Paul Browning, MHPS Americas President and CEO. “MHPS’ innovative gas turbine technologies and digital solutions allow customers to set new standards for both efficiency and reliability. Two years ago we started talking about and preparing for the Change in Power that is happening in our industry. By listening to the needs of our customers in Latin America, we have developed the capability to be not only a technology partner, but also a financial partner and a construction partner. The Humay PS project will demonstrate all of these capabilities, and will be a showcase project for Peru and for the region.”

David Rosenberg
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
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CORRECTED: University of Cape Town Awarded OpenCellular Grant to test small cell technology connected by Ammbr routers

Dr. Melissa Densmore (left), from the University of Cape Town, checking available TV White Space spectrum to link up iNethi sites.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, July 19, 2018 / — In the news release, "University of Cape Town Awarded OpenCellular Grant to test small cell technology connected by Ammbr routers in Cape Town", issued on July 17 contained some inaccurate statements. The first published version incorrectly named the funder as “Facebook Telecom Infra Project”, and has been corrected to “Telecom Infra Project”, which is an organization distinct from Facebook. It also stated that the pilot would be complete by Q4 2018. This has been corrected to say that deployments would begin in Q1 2019. The complete, corrected release follows:

Ammbr Research Labs (ARL) are delighted to announce that, Dr. David Johnson, Head of ARL South Africa and Dr. Melissa Densmore and their University of Cape Town team in the UCT Centre in ICT for Development in have been awarded the OpenCellular Grant by the Telecom Infra Project. The Grant will provide OpenCellular units and project funding for the first Wave of OC Grant recipients.

UCT is collaborating with ARL on networking technology that can be deployed in areas where the cost of access is prohibitively high for residents or in areas where connectivity is absent or limited. The collaboration will see iNethi (, the University of Cape Town (UCT) and ARL South Africa conduct a pilot program in the community of Ocean View, where the Ammbr mesh routers combined with open cellular base stations will be utilized to overcome the high costs of access to content and affordable last-mile access and connect the community of Ocean View to a host of opportunities through localized services and internet access.

Dr. David Johnson, who is also an adjunct senior lecturer at UCT, a director at iNethi and leads the South African branch of ARL has been working with members of the Ocean View community with his colleagues at UCT since the early days of iNethi’s community wireless network projects.

“The OpenCellular grant shows that the Telecom Infra Project believes in the capability of this team to show high impact,” Dr. Johnson explained. “The support from them both financially and institutionally represents a massive step forward in our plans to successfully deploy a mix of wide coverage lower bandwidth small cell technology and higher bandwidth WiFi access connected by mesh networking. This technology will provide free and low-cost access to locally relevant content and the Internet. I’d like to thank all of my colleagues in the Ocean View Community, University of Cape Town, and the iNethi team without whose hard work this deal and the bright future for community owned networks would not be possible.”

While there are still a few administrative details yet to be completed, you can expect the pilot program to start deployments in Q1 2019.

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About Ammbr Research Labs:
Ammbr Research Labs is the research arm of AmmbrTech SCRL and exclusively manages the research efforts for the development of AmmbrTech’s development of technological solutions.

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AmmbrTech is a distributed technology group, headquartered in Luxembourg, with subsidiaries and operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Ammbr Foundation licensed AmmbrTech to develop key technologies for the Ammbr Mesh Network. For more information about AmmbrTech, please visit

About iNethi Technologies:
INethi seeks to work with communities to co-design a content sharing and services platform for community wireless networks. Their goal is to build more resilient communities by using information technologies to help them tap into local creativity, innovation, and other resources, with an eye towards the improvement of socio-economic status. For more information about iNethi, please visit

About the University of Cape Town:
Established in 1829, UCT is ranked as the top African university in the QS World University Rankings and has an enrolment of 29 000 students, over 10 000 of which are postgraduates. UCT has also ranked among the top 10 universities in the world in development studies. For more information on UCT, please visit
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Centre in Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) functions as an academic hub for researchers focused on creating solutions that address socio-technical problems in South Africa, across Africa, and in other developing regions. The Centre in ICT4D is a multi-disciplinary environment that seeks to produce new technologies for the developing world, while also studying the ways in which existing and emerging technologies affect and are appropriated by groups of people, particularly in under-resourced communities, please visit

About OpenCellular:
OpenCellular is an open source, cost-effective wireless access platform that aims to connect people living in remote areas of the world to the Internet. They are pursuing multiple approaches aimed at improving connectivity infrastructure and lowering the cost of deploying and operating that infrastructure. For more information on OpenCellular, please visit

Derick Smith
AmmbrTech, Inc.
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UIC, John Marshall Law School Join Forces to Create Chicago's Only Public Law School

The boards of trustees of both UIC and The John Marshall Law School have voted to create UIC John Marshall Law School–Chicago’s only public law school.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US, July 19, 2018 / — The board of trustees of both the University of Illinois at Chicago and The John Marshall Law School have voted to create UIC John Marshall Law School–Chicago’s first and only public law school.

“The decision to create a public law school marks a historic day for higher education in Chicago,” said Michael Amiridis, UIC Chancellor. “It is also a historic day for UIC, which will fill a 50-year gap in its academic offerings as a comprehensive research university. Through our research and scholarship, we have celebrated and contributed to the rule of law for decades and now we open the doors of our academic community to those who teach the law and those who study the law. We look forward to welcoming the John Marshall family into UIC.”

UIC initiated informal discussions with The John Marshall Law School leadership in 2016. Subsequently, the parties determined that the transaction would be financially feasible without requiring any new state funds. At the closing, significant John Marshall assets will transfer to UIC and the University of Illinois Foundation. The law school's real estate in the Loop will initially be leased and then transferred within five years. UIC will bear no financial obligation for the acquisition and will fully integrate the law school into UIC after the closing.

In addition to providing current and prospective students with a more affordable legal education, UIC's acquisition of John Marshall will create opportunities for interdisciplinary courses and new joint and dual-degree programs aligned with UIC strengths in disciplines such as the health sciences, engineering and technology, urban planning and public administration, the social sciences and business. John Marshall joining UIC will also open up new possibilities for research collaborations between UIC and John Marshall faculty.

“When you combine the strengths of the John Marshall Law School and UIC, one plus one is much greater than two,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “The merger of these two bright lights on Chicago’s scholastic landscape will strengthen education and career opportunities for generations of Chicago students, and strengthen our city’s reputation for world-class academic excellence.”

The UIC John Marshall Law School will require accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and the American Bar Association's Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, and approval for a change of control from the U.S. Department of Education. A law school at UIC is also subject to review and approval by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. If the necessary approvals are obtained within the anticipated timeframe, the first entering class of the UIC John Marshall Law School is expected to matriculate in fall 2019.

"Chicago is the largest city in the U.S. without a public law school. The UIC John Marshall Law School will fill that gap while also enhancing legal services available to the people of Chicago. We are already putting plans in place to enhance the program of legal education, build innovative programs within a strong public university, and continue the law school's long-standing efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession," said John Marshall's Dean Darby Dickerson, who will stay on as dean of the UIC John Marshall Law School.

Both institutions have track records of excellence in research and scholarship, access for underserved students, and service to Chicago and its people. “Our shared commitment in these areas guarantees that the doors of UIC John Marshall Law School will continue to remain open to all aspiring law students regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds,” said Paula Holderman, President of the Board of Trustees of The John Marshall Law School.

“John Marshall has a broad curriculum, an excellent faculty, and a long history of giving back to the community by providing pro bono legal services in the areas of veterans’ affairs, international human rights, fair housing, family law, landlord-tenant issues and more,” said Susan Poser, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UIC. “There are UIC faculty who study these same issues from the perspective of social science, public administration, and health care. We plan to harness these areas of expertise to graduate lawyers who are grounded in and understand the context in which they will practice.”

Approximately 900 Juris Doctor (JD) students and 117 Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) students are currently enrolled at John Marshall. The school expects to add a fall 2018 entering JD class of approximately 280 students.

When the transaction closes, John Marshall students will become UIC students and will have enhanced student services, including access to health care services, recreational facilities, residence halls, and college athletics. UIC students will benefit from access to law courses and opportunities to take classes jointly taught by John Marshall and UIC faculty.

The new UIC John Marshall Law School will continue to operate at its downtown Loop location at the corners of State Street, Jackson Boulevard and S. Plymouth Court and will become the 16th college at UIC. The dean will report to the UIC Provost, and John Marshall staff will become UIC employees. UIC also welcomes John Marshall alumni to the UIC community.

About UIC

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a major research university located in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities. As Chicago’s only public research university, UIC is an integral part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of Chicago. UIC is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse universities in America. The university has 15 academic colleges where students are able to study fields ranging from the health sciences, business, engineering and education, to liberal arts and sciences, urban planning, and architecture, design and the arts.

About The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2018 U.S. News & World Report's American's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 5th, its Trial Advocacy Program 13th, and its Intellectual Property Law Program 19th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

What People Are Saying

Al Bowman, Executive Director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and former president of Illinois State University: “UIC and John Marshall Law School are exemplary institutions with similar guiding principles to provide access and opportunity for students who are underserved, who are first generation, and who may not follow a traditional path to higher education. This new partnership provides innovative and expanded opportunities for students in Illinois who are seeking an affordable professional law degree from a public university in the heart of Chicago.

Christopher Cali (JMLS ’09 and UIC '05), Immediate Past President, John Marshall Law School Alumni Association: “As a graduate of both John Marshall and UIC, I see a natural alignment in the missions of both schools to serve the underserved, and I’m excited to see this partnership significantly expand opportunity for the people of Illinois.”

Rep. James Durkin (JMLS ‘88), House Minority Leader, Illinois House of Representatives: “By creating Chicago’s first public law school, UIC and John Marshall are providing students, who might not otherwise have considered a legal education, access and opportunity to the study of law. Instilled with a public mission to serve the underserved, this partnership stands to greatly benefit the people of Illinois.”

Hon. Timothy C. Evans (JMLS ‘69), Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County: "John Marshall has a long tradition of educating future lawyers who dedicate their careers to serving the public. This partnership marks the beginning of a new generation of UIC John Marshall lawyers who will put their legal skills to work in all three branches of government and as public-interest lawyers advocating for policies that are fair and just for all."

Rep. Darin LaHood (JMLS '96), R-IL 18thDistrict, U.S. House of Representatives: “The John Marshall Law School played an important role in shaping my professional career, and I am excited for the institution as it merges with UIC to become Chicago’s only public law school. The merger will expand the school’s current mission and continue to provide exceptional opportunities in both the theory and practice of law for students and faculty.”

Daniel B. Rodriguez, Dean and Harold Washington Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law: “The planned merger between UIC and John Marshall Law School is terrific news for both institutions. Likewise, it is terrific news for the lawyer community of Chicago and Northern Illinois. John Marshall has a long and distinguished legacy in the region for educating impactful lawyers and advancing the profession through the good works of their students, faculty, and esteemed graduates in the bar and bench. The timing of this merger is especially ideal, as the legal profession is demanding creative responses to our contemporary challenges, including the access to justice gap and the protection and advancement of the rule of law. This marriage of two innovative centers of learning is indeed a creative response.

Notably, the merger with UIC transforms this law school into a public law school–the only one in the city of Chicago–and, as such, can widen the access to high-quality legal education to those aspiring to contribute their skills to the public interest. All ways ‘round, this exciting new initiative is an occasion for celebration for everyone committed to superb legal education in our great community.”

Hon. Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti (JMLS ‘98), State of Illinois: “A merger between John Marshall and UIC will serve the people of Illinois by graduating diverse lawyer advocates who reflect their communities. These graduates will learn to lead by first serving those in need. I was a nontraditional law school student who learned how to serve those in need through the John Marshall Fair Housing Legal Clinic, where I helped the most vulnerable, and ultimately transferred those skills to my day-to-day work as the nation’s first Latina Lieutenant Governor.”

Leo Melamed (JMLS ‘55), Chairman Emeritus, CME Group: “This is great for both schools and Chicago.”

Media Contacts

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University of Illinois at Chicago

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John Marshall Law School
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Imbue Botanicals, LLC introduces transcend All Natural Pure CBD Crumble

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Imbue Botanicals, LLC has expanded its current CBD product line with the introduction of its transcend all natural hemp CBD crumble.

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 19, 2018 / — Palm Springs, CA, July 19, 2018 – (Press Release Point) – Imbue Botanicals, LLC, a Wyoming based company, is pleased to introduce its transcend CBD Crumble. The product addition is a further expansion of its specialty line of CBD products.

Imbue Botanicals offers an extensive line of premium CBD products produced from organically grown Colorado hemp, including CBD tinctures, vaporizer cartridges, CBD capsules and CBD topicals for both people and pets.

“We are very excited to introduce our transcend Pure CBD Crumble” said Tom Bauer, Managing Member of Imbue Botanicals. “This is something so many of our wholesale partners have asked for, and frankly, we knew we had the best crumble money could buy, so we decided to roll it out.”

Imbue’s 1 full gram of natural CBD Crumble is made solely from organic, Colorado grown CBD oil, cold processed to retain natural cannabinoids and natural terpenes. For those who desire the purest form of CBD, this is it.

Packaged in a reseal-able ¼ ounce glass jar to preserve product freshness, and see-through recyclable sleeve, the product is available online at and from select retailers.

ABOUT Imbue Botanicals, LLC:
Imbue Botanicals offers an extensive line of full spectrum, premium CBD products produced from organically grown Colorado hemp, including tinctures, capsules, topical CBD lotions and salves, and specialty products such as vaporizer cartridges. Their premium Colorado grown hemp CBD products are non GMO, cruelty free, vegan and contain no added flavorings or sugars. Available in their own online CBD store,, or through other select retailers, their products offer exceptional quality, superb packaging and unmatched value.

Imbue Botanicals offers CBD products for both people and pets. For more information, visit:

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With over 40 years of combined experience, the principals at Joseph Allen specialize in design,
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Caserta Adds SVP of Global Sales to Join Growing Team and Continue Client Expansion

The firm has been experiencing recent growth since their dedication to innovative solutions in the data intelligence, data science and artificial intelligence.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, July 19, 2018 / — New York, July 16, 2018-Caserta, a technology consulting and implementation firm known for its bold data solutions, is pleased to announce and welcome Gregg Kitaeff as SVP, Global Sales. Gregg is a veteran sales executive, bringing more than a decade of progressive sales leadership with growing corporations to this newly created role with Caserta. Gregg will be responsible for the setting and leading a global strategy, the expanding Caserta sales team and developing new business opportunities.

Gregg comes to Caserta from the technology consulting firm Pythian, where he served as VP Global Sales and Customer Success. He was instrumental in expanding Pythian's US market and later overseeing global sales efforts. Gregg's entrepreneurial spirit, winning attitude and passion for technology perfectly compliment Caserta's dynamic culture and dedication to solving its clients' toughest data challenges.

"We are extremely pleased to have Gregg Kitaeff join us as SVP, Global Sales," remarked Caserta founding President, Joe Caserta. "This new position is responsible for acquiring new customers by implementing competitive sales methods and expanding the Caserta sales organization."

Caserta hired Gregg as part of its growth expansion plan. The consulting firm has been experiencing recent growth since their dedication to innovative solutions in the data intelligence, data science and artificial intelligence space.

"I am excited to join Caserta's quickly growing team," noted Gregg Kitaeff. "Caserta has been a well-respected leader in the data and analytics space for years, and I am looking forward to helping the organization add new clients and expand existing ones with unprecedented ideation of advanced data solutions."

About Caserta
Caserta is a technology consulting and advanced implementation firm. Our clients trust us to provide transformative data strategies and solutions to advance their businesses. Our solid track record of client success coupled with our industry-leading tech expertise ensures our clients' projects are completed on time, within budget and with minimum disruption. Caserta is helmed by industry expert and author Joe Caserta who founded the company in 2001. Visit for more info.

Remy Rosenbaum
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Lerner and Rowe Tucson Back to School Event and Giveaway

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back

Join Us for Our Back to School Event in Tucson!

Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys is excited to announce a much anticipated Tucson Back to School Event and Giveaway.

Education is the key to success in a child’s future. Building the best foundation possible requires access to the right tools. We hope these backpacks will help inspire the kids that receive them.”

— Kevin Rowe

TUCSON, ARIZONA, US, July 19, 2018 / — It’s almost time for kids to head back to the classroom and hit the books. To help ease some of the back to school anxiety families might feel, Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys is excited to announce a much anticipated Back to School Event and Giveaway on Tuesday, July 24th in the Pizza Hut parking lot at 2943 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In addition to giving away 400 backpacks and school supplies, there will also be pizza, popcorn and cotton candy to fuel the fun!

Personal injury attorney Kevin Rowe knows this event serve an important purpose. “Education is the key to success in a child’s future. Building the best foundation possible requires access to the right tools. We hope that these backpacks will help inspire the kids that receive them to do everything possible to get the most out of their time in the classroom.”

Those interested in attending are advised to arrive early as supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come first-served basis while they last. Please contact Cindy Ernst with any questions via phone at 602-977-1900 or email at

More about Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys

Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys take pride in their team’s passion and commitment to helping victims seek the legal justice they deserve. For further information on Lerner and Rowe’s Tucson personal injury attorneys call (520) 977-1900.

To learn more about the criminal defense and bankruptcy legal services offered by their partner law firm Lerner and Rowe Law Group, visit or call (602) 667-7777.

Need help understanding or filing an application for Social Security benefits? Contact our other legal partners at Social Security Disability Advocates by calling (602) 952-3200 or online at

Connect with us on social media. Follow Lerner and Rowe on Twitter, or like our Facebook page. You can also visit to learn more about our community services that our entire legal team at Lerner and Rowe actively support.

Kevin Rowe, ESQ.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back
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AMCD Calls on Secretary Pompeo to Condemn Arrest of Christian Activists in Lebanon

Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, center, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, Archbishop Paul N. Sayah, left, vicar general of the Maronite Catholic Church, and Maronite Bishop Gregory J. Mansour of Brooklyn. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

The arrest of Christian activists in or from Lebanon is a targeted political move to intimidate and deter Lebanese Christian activists.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 19, 2018 / — Today the American Mideast Coalition for Democracy wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to condemn the arrest and interrogation of Maronite Christian activists in Lebanon and to address the matter directly with Lebanon’s Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, who will be attending the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom event being held in Washington DC next week and hosted by Secretary Pompeo.

Last year (May 20, 2017), the Philos Project held a conference in New York City composed of Syriac Maronite Christians who are working to revive the ancient Aramaic language, culture, and Aramean identity. Aramaic was the common language spoken by Jesus in the First Century.

This conference, opened by Maronite bishop Gregory Mansour, included many community delegates from the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. It was attended by three Maronite Christian citizens of Israel, one Maronite priest and two brothers who have a program teaching Aramaic for the Maronite communities in Israel.

One of the attendees from Sweden, Roni Doumit, visited Lebanon a couple months ago. At that time, the Lebanese authorities questioned him about contacts with any citizens from what they call the “enemy state” (Israel). The authorities took the information and let him go. Last week he went back to Lebanon and was arrested and has been jailed. The formal allegation is “facilitating the connection with citizens of the enemy state.”

Another Lebanese architect, Amine Iskandar, was also called in for questioning last week. The authorities took his cell phone and asked him to come back to meet with them on July 18, 2018. After his initial questioning, he was asked to return again on July, 23. He is not sure what will happen and what kind of allegation will throw at him.

“Lebanese law forbids Lebanese citizens from visiting Israel or being in contact with Israeli authorities. It does not specifically forbid citizens from attending international conferences which happen to be attended by citizens from Israel,” explained AMCD Secretary, Rebecca Bynum. “Mr. Doumit, a joint Swedish-Lebanese citizen, and Mr. Amine Iskandar, a Lebanese citizen, belong to the Maronite community and were attending a conference organized by the Maronite community. It was chaired by a Maronite Bishop who is under the authority of the Maronite Patriarch in Lebanon, who himself has visited Jerusalem in 2014.”

“Besides,” added AMCD President, John Hajjar, “a world Maronite Conference in Rome has included dozens of Maronites living in Israel, who mingled with Maronites from Lebanon openly. Among the Maronites who attended that conference, there are many politicians who live in Lebanon. No one has questioned them for the past 18 years.”

“Even more,” he continued, “the New York Conference was attended by a number of Lebanese citizens, including an adviser to President Aoun of Lebanon, who himself met with the three Israeli citizens at the conference. And he was not questioned in Beirut. And last but not least, members of the Druze community of Israel often meet with Druze leaders from Lebanon either in Lebanon or Jordan or other parts in the Middle East, and Lebanese authorities do not bother them.”

We further observe that former Knesset member and Israeli citizen, Azmi Bishara, frequently travels to Lebanon for meetings including with officials. He was never questioned.

This and more, is evidence that the arrest of Christian activists in or from Lebanon, at the hands of the Lebanese security agencies, is a targeted political move to intimidate and deter Lebanese Christian activists who are working on reviving their language, the language of Jesus Christ, and defending the historical and cultural identity of the Lebanese Christian community. The two persons arrested, or about to be charged, have nothing to do with Lebanese-Israeli relations and are -as evidence would show- dedicating their lives to Christianity.

It is hoped that the Lebanese Foreign Minister Bassil will be confronted on this issue and asked how it is he can attend an event to advance religious freedom when his government is arresting Christians for the “crime” of meeting with other Maronite Christians from Israel? Why is it that only the Christians of Lebanon are being oppressed in this way?

AMCD implores Secretary Pompeo to demand the immediate release of Mr. Doumit and that Lebanese authorities cease their interrogation of Mr. Iskandar. AMCD further hopes that Secretary Pompeo will demand the full implementation of the UN Human Rights Declaration regarding the freedom of speech and freedom of assembly – even threatening to withhold US aid until this is achieved.

Furthermore, AMCD contacted members of congress and the appropriations committee in charge of funding for foreign aid to make sure funding will be reconsidered if this situation is not resolved immediately.

The Maronite Patriarch was also informed of the situation, as were other Lebanese politicians.

Rebecca Bynum
The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy
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Intermountain Healthcare Announces Zero Suicide Initiative

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, July 19, 2018 / — A new initiative, called Zero Suicide, will be helping to reduce suicide losses in Utah — which have been increasing for the past few years. Utah has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. Several studies released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that suicide rates have increased among all age groups.

"Last year, 45,000 people died by suicide in the United States, 630 of them in Utah," said Mark Foote, MD, senior medical director of Intermountain Healthcare Behavioral Health. "Suicide is not a new problem. The rate has gone up and down over time, but over the last 15 years, the rate has steadily gone up. This is no longer just a behavioral health problem — this is a public health crisis. We need to engage our entire system and our communities in combatting this horrible problem."

Intermountain Healthcare, the State of Utah, and numerous community groups have partnered together to find ways to reduce the deaths. Intermountain will target their suicide prevention efforts in three areas:

• Improving access to behavioral care, in part by adhering to best practices to screen, assess, and develop safety plans.
• Preparing caregivers and community organizations about how to talk about suicide and help those at risk seek help and create safety plans.
• Raising awareness about restricting access to lethal means.

Intermountain has worked for the past decade on mental health integration – bringing mental health best practices into the primary care provider’s offices. A family doctor can screen for depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns – and help get resources for their patients to be treated.

"In the future, none of us should feel at a loss for what we can do to help. As we implement the Zero Suicide framework as a part of our overall commitment to Zero Harm, we'll take a systematic approach to quality improvement that will make it easier for all of us to lead together to achieve Zero Suicide. Zero is the only acceptable number," said Mikelle Moore, Intermountain’s senior vice president of Community Health.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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Chicago’s Leading Plumbing Company, Ravinia Plumbing, Offers Award Winning Residential Services

Ravinia Plumbing, Chicago’s leading HVAC company, provides award winning residential plumbing services.

HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, July 19, 2018 / — Homeowners in and around the Chicago area have a number of choices when it comes to plumbers. Ravinia Plumbing, located in Highland Park, offers award-winning service that 95% of its customers would recommend to others.

Ravinia Plumbing’s Expert Services

Ravinia Plumbing provides a variety of products and services to homeowners, ranging from heating and cooling to plumbing and even electrical work. The North Shore HVAC contractor serves people all over the area, and their certified and experienced technicians strive to provide the best customer service possible. Some of the specific services offered by Ravinia Plumbing include:

• Installation and repair of high-efficiency heating and cooling systems;
• Geothermal heating and cooling options;
• Radiant heat;
• High-velocity air conditioners for homes with boilers and radiators;
• Ductless mini-split systems to add spot cooling;
• Heated snow melt technology for driveways and sidewalks;
• Garage and warehouse heating solutions;
• Gas, water, and sewer piping solutions;
Sump pumps and drains;
• Thawing frozen pipes;
• Water heater service and repair;
• Repair and installation of bathroom and kitchen faucets and fixtures;
• Electrical work in remodels and new builds; and
• Other electrical repairs and projects.

Award-Winning Plumbing Services

Ravinia Plumbing celebrated its 90th year providing expert services to Chicagoland residents in April 2018, and the company also celebrated its second consecutive nomination as the Best Plumber in the North Shore by Century Media in its North Shore Choice Awards. Prior to this award, Ravinia Plumbing also boasts the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for eight years running, and they have won the Carrier Corp Presidents Award five times in the last several years, as well.

This is a testament to Ravinia Plumbing’s dedication to providing only the best products and services to customers throughout the region, and it makes it easy to see why 95% of the company’s clients would recommend them to others. They focuse on keeping homes and businesses operating normally and comfortably with minimal interruptions, and they are one of the only companies in the area that offers service and maintenance memberships and plans to save homeowners money on everything from annual maintenance to emergency service calls.

Continuing to Provide Excellent Service

When homeowners in and around Chicago experience an issue with their electrical systems, plumbing, or their heating and cooling, they can turn to Ravinia Plumbing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every single day of the year. The team knows that outages and problems can occur at the most inconvenient times, and getting these problems repaired is the first thing on their customers’ minds. Ravinia Plumbing’s licensed and insured team performs repairs at all hours of the day and night – even on weekends and holidays – to show their commitment to their clients’ comfort and happiness.
To contact Ravinia Plumbing for a variety of heating, cooling, plumbing, ventilation, or electrical services, call them at (847) 448-0307 or fill out the contact form on their website.

About the Company: Ravinia Plumbing has been providing customers in the North Shore area with expert plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical services since 1928. They are dedicated to providing, timely, professional service that they guarantee, whether their customers schedule repairs or new installations. Ravinia Plumbing also offers a broad range of Carrier brand HVAC products as well as faucets, fixtures, and appliances for residential and commercial use. For more information please visit

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L3 MAPPS to Support Terrestrial Energy With Advanced Reactor

Terrestrial Energy and L3 MAPPS Sign Agreement (July 19, 2018)

Terrestrial Energy and L3 MAPPS Sign Agreement (July 19, 2018)

… we are delighted to be working with L3 MAPPS and benefitting from the world-class simulation capabilities that they bring to the IMSR project,”

— Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer of Terrestrial Energy

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA, July 19, 2018 / — L3 MAPPS and Terrestrial Energy announced today that they have signed an agreement to develop real-time simulation for Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR), a Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant.

The simulation is a key tool to model IMSR power plant performance. It will support the engineering development of the IMSR power plant design, its licensing, and ultimately, power plant customers by supporting operator training.

“It is a natural fit for Terrestrial Energy – a frontrunner in the development of Generation IV reactor technology – to join forces with L3 MAPPS, the leading developer of nuclear power plant simulation technology,” said Rangesh Kasturi, President of L3 MAPPS. “We look forward to working with Terrestrial Energy and combining our respective technologies to achieve advanced reactor technological firsts.”

“We identified modeling and simulation as a priority area last year, so we are delighted now to be working with L3 MAPPS and benefitting from the world-class simulation capabilities that they bring to the IMSR project,” said Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer of Terrestrial Energy. “IMSR power plants are transformative energy technology solutions. They can make an important contribution to the world’s growing demand for clean, low-cost and reliable energy. Our relationship with L3 MAPPS is another important step towards fully realizing that potential.”

The agreement between Terrestrial Energy and L3 MAPPS sets the framework for the companies’ long-term collaboration.

Terrestrial Energy is a developer of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) technology. IMSR technology represents true innovation in cost reduction, versatility and functionality of nuclear power plants. IMSR power plants will provide zero-carbon, reliable, dispatchable, cost-competitive electric power and high-grade industrial heat for use in many industrial applications, such as chemical synthesis and desalination, and in so doing extend the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets. They have the potential to make important contributions to industrial competitiveness, energy security and economic growth. Their deployment will support rapid global decarbonization of the primary energy system by displacing fossil fuel combustion across a broad spectrum. Using an innovative design, and proven and demonstrated molten salt reactor technology, Terrestrial Energy is engaged with regulators and industrial partners to complete IMSR engineering and to commission the first IMSR power plants in the late 2020s.

L3 MAPPS has over 35 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 45 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector. To learn more about L3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at

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