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ABA Midyear Meeting Agenda Features Discussions on Immigration Reform, Funding Crisis Facing Courts and the Changing Face of Discrimination


Chicago, IL (Vocus) January 27, 2010

As comprehensive immigration reform looms on the legislative horizon, the American Bar Association will examine recommendations to enhance immigration courts while improving the professionalism, independence and accountability of immigration court judges during the associations 2010 Midyear Meeting, Feb. 3 – 9, in Orlando, Fla.

Indigent defense system improvements, access to care for HIV/AIDS patients, the funding crisis facing state and local courts, the changing face of discrimination and diversity on the bench are among other topics that ABA members will discuss.

With top-quality legal programs and events, along with presentations by the countrys foremost law experts and speakers, the ABA Midyear Meeting is one of the nations most significant gatherings of legal professionals.

The 555-member House of Delegates will meet on Feb. 8 and 9 in the Northern Hemisphere Ballroom, 5th Level, Walt Disney World Dolphin, to consider policy recommendations and to vote on resolutions. Among the policy recommendations that the House of Delegates will discuss are support for a series of measures that would reform legal proceedings to remove immigrants and support for criminal justice reforms in non-juvenile cases.

Other proposals urge states and territories to adopt a Model Act Governing Standards for the Care and Disposition of Disaster Animals; urge Congress to legislate more effective remedies, procedures and protections for victims of pay discrimination, including discrimination based on gender; and support child welfare financing law reforms to eliminate financial incentives for placing children in foster care.

Details on these and all recommendations are available at the ABA House of Delegates Web site. Follow activities at the Midyear Meeting at http://www.abanow.org.

Highlights of the 2010 ABA Midyear Meeting include:

Fifth HIV/AIDS Law and Practice Conference:

Speakers include Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Christopher Bates, director, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of HIV/AIDS Policy;

Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director, American Public Health Association; Dr. Barry Zukerman, founding director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership; Frances Ashe-Goins, director, Office of Womens Health, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; and

Janet Cleveland, deputy director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control.

Feb. 3 and Feb. 4, Walt Disney World Dolphin, Asia 1 Lobby/3rd Level

A full listing of the programs is available at the AIDS conference site: http://www.abanet.org/AIDS/conferences/2010/home.htm.

Not Illegal to be Young: Using the Law to Protect, Not Punish, at-Risk and Homeless Youth:

This panel will discuss legal ways of helping young people who find themselves homeless.

Feb. 4, 1 p.m., Walt Disney World Dolphin, Europe 5, Lobby/3rd Level

State Budgets, Court Funding and Access to Justice: Sobering Facts and Tentative Solutions:

State court funding has been dramatically impacted by the economic downturn, resulting in what the New York Times has called a tangible narrowing of access to justice. This discussion will look at the positive steps state and local bar leaders are taking to address this situation.

Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m., Walt Disney World Dolphin, Convention Foyer 3, Lobby/3rd Level

The Changing Face of Discrimination: From Where Weve Been to Where Were Going in Civil Rights:

This program will explore how the Civil Rights Act was intended to address discrimination and how current discrimination issues fit into that statute.

Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m., Asia 3, Lobby/3rd Level

Smart Soloing: Effective Strategies for Diverse Lawyers:

This program is designed to help new solo/small firm lawyers build the skills needed to run a successful practice and will address strategies that minority and women practitioners can use to overcome barriers, to capitalize on opportunities and to develop a support network.

Feb. 5, 12:30 p.m., Northern Hemisphere A3, 5th Level

Prosecuting and Defending Immigration-Based Criminal Offenses: What Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys Should Know:

In many cases, numbers of non-citizens are facing prosecution in criminal courts. In some instances, these offensives are immigration-based crimes such as fraudulent passports or false claims to citizenship. This session will discuss how to examine an A-File and how a particular court result will affect immigration status.

Feb. 5, 1 p.m., Walt Disney World Swan, Swan Ballroom 2, 1st Level

Hot Off the Press: A Call for Reform of the Immigration Adjudication System:

This panel will include leading immigration advocates and scholars from across the country, including Miami-based staff attorney Debbie Lee, co-director of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center.

Feb. 5, 3 p.m., Promenade Salon IV, Ground Level, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Wrongful Convictions and Other Costs of Inadequate Representation:

Barry Scheck, co-founder and co-director of the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, will deliver the keynote address during the luncheon at the Sixth Annual Indigent Defense Improvement Summit.

Feb. 6, 12:30 p.m., Walt Disney World Dolphin, 1st Level, Pacific Hall A

The 5000-Year-Old Formula: Negotiation From Moses to Next Monday Morning The Rules Havent Changed:

Based on Lee Hetheringtons innovative law school course on negotiation, this program will provide a practical framework designed for lawyers engaged in deal making and in settling disputes.

Feb. 6, 1 p.m., Walt Disney World Dolphin, 5th Level, Northern Hemisphere A2

Diversity on the Bench: Is the Wise Latina a Myth?:

A growing number of studies are demonstrating the impact of a judges gender or ethnicity in certain types of cases. The studies underscore the importance of diversity on the bench. This panel looks at the new research as well as suggests what can be done to promote accuracy, fairness, consistency and predictability in judicial decision-making.

Feb. 6, 2:30 p.m., Walt Disney World Dolphin, Northern Hemisphere A4, 5th Level

Reporters with ABA credentials are welcome to attend and cover all sessions for free by obtaining credentials in the full-service Press Room in the Walt Disney World Dolphin, Atlantic Hall C, 1st Level, starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. The Press Room will remain open for onsite media registration from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and will close one hour after the adjournment of the House of Delegates on Feb. 9. Credential guidelines are online at http://www.abanet.org/media/credentials.html. Reporters also can complete registration online. The on-site Press Room phone number is 407/939-2914.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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Book Revue Event Features Long Island Author on Special Needs Services Denied

Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) September 07, 2012

New book Lost in the System details the Big Business of Special Education. North Shore, Long Island author, Tom Gibson details his experiences fighting for special education services for his hearing impaired son. According to Mr. Gibsons experiences, this is a realistic look at Special Education driven by concern for cost, where a childs education is an expendable asset in an affluent North Shore school district.

Gibson and family law attorney Lloyd C. Rosen of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. will co-present discussing these issues, at the Book Revue in Huntington, NY on Sept 24th at 7:00PM, and Gibson will sign copies of his new book.

The story unfolds as Gibson and his wife find out that their 2

WiFi Baby Announces New Features for iPhone, iPad, Android Baby Monitor


West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

American company, WiFi Baby, announces new features for its iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC compatible video baby monitor. Since its release in 2010, WiFi Baby has been featured and received top reviews on numerous parenting and technology websites. New product features include options to record and monitor multiple cameras both home and remotely with simultaneous video, audio and alerts.

Weve made great efforts to make WiFi Baby both feature rich and easy to use with our intuitive setup software and video guide, explained WiFi Baby CEO Stefanie Fox. The addition of the recording feature, ability to monitor both at home or remotely as a nanny cam and functionality of the iOS and Android apps makes WiFi Baby a complete monitoring solution.

“Up to four cameras can be viewed on an iPhone or iPad screen at the same time with concurrent audio and alerts. The iOS and Android apps support background audio so parents can use other apps, email, text and go and back to the app when they hear an alert, said Fox. The apps also override auto-lock for overnight monitoring so your phone and tablet doesnt go to sleep while you do.

In addition, WiFi Baby provides free U.S. based support by phone and screen share with flexible hours if needed. WiFi Baby was created by parents, for parents, said Fox. We know our customers lives are busy, so technical assistance can even be scheduled after normal business hours and on weekends.

The following is a list of new and existing WiFi Baby product features (Model no. WFBYMK4-N):


New hardware, firmware, intuitive setup software
MicroSD card slot for scheduled recording
Night vision, password-protected video, audio, alerts
No cloud service or server needed for remote viewing, no additional fees
Access cameras video and audio capabilities simultaneously on multiple devices (i.e. access your camera on your phone and computer at the same time)
Access up to four cameras on one device screen with simultaneous video, audio and alerts (iPhone and iPad only)
Background audio and alerts while multitasking (email, texting) on mobile device
Customize audio alerts auto-mute, vibrate and notification
Overrides auto-lock, prevents device from going to sleep for overnight monitoring
Night mode, dimmed screen for device, touch screen for full video when hear alert or notification
WiFi “N” uses network’s top speed/range
Included in the box: camera, AC adapter, quick start guide, setup CD-Rom Mac/PC & user manual PDF, stand, Ethernet cable (used for setup only), mounting screws, and cord clips

To see WiFi Baby in action please watch WiFi Baby Unboxed and visit wifibaby.net or the companys Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/WifiBabyStore).

About WiFi Baby:

Florida based WiFi Baby, is a supplier of smart and secure video baby monitors in the U.S. and Canada, with U.S. based tech support and customer service. Since WiFi Baby’s launch in December, 2010, their products and service have been featured and reviewed on CBS News, NBC News, Engadget, TUAW, Fast Company, AppleTell, PC World, and multiple parenting websites. WiFi Baby’s brand recognition has grown exponentially because of WiFi Baby, a WiFi network based video baby monitor which allows parents to watch and hear their baby both at home or anywhere on a WiFi or 3G/4G connection on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac or PC. For more information on the products WiFi Baby offers, company videos or a live demo, please visit http://www.wifibaby.net.

Contact Information:

WiFi Baby

Stefanie Fox

info(at)wifibaby(dot)net

(855) 943-4226

http://www.wifibaby.net


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Improved Geo-Fencing and Location Tracking Features For Rapid Tracker Family Safety Mobile Apps

Princeton Jct, NJ (PRWEB) November 19, 2012

Rapid Protect (http://www.rapidprotect.com), which develops popular Rapid Tracker family safety apps and cloud-service applications for consumers, announced today the enhancements of security features that provide added peace of mind for busy families on the go.

Rapid Tracker is the only family safety app for mobile users that supports all smart phones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) and non-smart, low cost Java enabled feature phones. It was the first company to integrate advanced geo-fencing capability in its web-platform. In addition, the apps have advance photo-check-in and status update features that can help families connect together. More group collaboration features are on the way and will be available in a few weeks time.

About Geo Fencing

The Geo-fence feature sets pre-defined location markers in the map for children. It enables parents to ensure their childrens safety and know where they are at all times by tracking the location of their mobile device. With Geo-fencing capabilities, parents can establish virtual geographic location boundaries to define where their children should be and receive an instant email or SMS alert in the event the child strays from that location. Parents can also set Geo-fence time parameters to receive an alert if their child does not arrive within a specified location within a certain time period.

Geo-fence can help in many ways. For example, parents could establish a Geo-fence around their neighborhood block to alert them when a child arrives home from school. Or, in the case of a child who is dropped off at the sports field or an after-school function, Geo-fence can alert parents if the child leaves the geo-fenced boundaries.

Families are busy and children want to have their own life. Rapid Tracker Apps are designed to ensure that you can help family members when they need your help and support without always being with them or constantly tracking them said Dr. Brijesh Kumar, COO at Rapid Protect. Geo-fence is yet another useful layer to help you ensure your family remains safe without you constantly checking each other’s whereabouts at all times.

Parents can set and edit Geo-fence boundaries through the Rapid Protect web portal. Multiple geo-points can be set for a user. There are many other types of conditional alerts coming soon.

About Shared Photo Vault

The new Photo Vault feature for Rapid Protect provides a family common place to upload their photos from the mobile phones. All family members can upload their photos to a common vault giving them ability to share their photos within the secure environment of Rapid Tracker, For instance a husband can upload photos from a hotel when on a business trip or a student can upload personal photos from his or her college or dorm.

Geo-fence and Photo Vaults are available for Rapid Tracker subscribers on the mobile platform, bolstering the companys commitment to protecting families through innovative, easy-to-use mobile phone security applications. The company is planning to add many innovative family group collaboration and safety features within a few more weeks.

For more information about how to keep your family safe with Rapid Protects comprehensive mobile technology suite, visit http://www.rapidtracker.net

About Rapid Protect

Rapid Protect (http://www.rapidprotect.com) is a privately funded company based in Princeton, NJ, USA. It produces many mobile applications for family safety such as “Rapid Tracker,” “Rapid Protect,” “Driving Control,” Road Safe Driver,” “Speed Control” etc.

RapidSoft Systems, Inc.

Rapidsoft Systems, Inc. (http://www.rapidsoftsystems.com) is a leading Outsourced & Offshore Software Product Development company with headquarter in the United States and product engineering centers in United States & India. It partners with technology companies and software-enabled businesses to help them bring quality software products to market through dedicated or on-demand offshore engineering teams. It has a subsidiary, Mobisoft Technologies (http://www.mobisofttechnologies.com) dedicated to mobile applications development located in Noida, India.

Rapidsoft Systems, Inc. has its main office in Princeton, NJ, USA, a US R&D Center in Mercerville NJ, and sales, support and development offices in Palo Alto, CA, USA, Dubai (UAE), and Noida (India).







This week, Australia-based hoist and crane products supplier Relay Cranes features overhead bridge cranes


Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

This week on Australia-based hoist and crane products supplier Relay Cranes, the companys top-of-the-line overhead bridge cranes are on the spotlight.

First up is the top running overhead bridge crane which runs on top of fixed runway rails. This type of crane can be configured as a single or as a double girder and can be set up with wire rope or chain hoists for load lifting. This design gives the crane maximized hook height, maximized crane clearance height and lifting capacities of up to 100 tons.

Standard features include speed motorized travel and traverse motions, integrated overload limiter to prevent overloading of the hoist, crane and support structure and a choice of either Verlinde Wire Rope or GEN Chain Hoist for variable speed travel and traverse and smoother take off and stopping. Clients who have specific requirements can customize the configurations of the top running overhead bridge cranes to include multiple hoists per crane, tandem crane operation, weatherproofing, anti-collision and exclusion systems, single speed travel, traverse and hoisting motions and back-up or dedicated wired pendent, among others.

Also featured this week is the underslung overhead bridge crane which is commonly configured as a single girder crane. It hangs from the underside of fixed runway rails thus the term underslung. This type of overhead bridge crane has positive engagement with runway beams, has zero floor space requirements and is ideal for small to medium lifting capacities.

Its standard features are much like the top running overhead bridge crane. For customized configurations, it can be designed to include multiple hoists per crane for tandem crane operation, weatherproofing, anti-collision and exclusion systems and modifications for mining, petro-chemicals, foundry and galvanizing industry use, among others.

The hoist and crane products supplier also has an emergency response team composed of trained service technicians that are on call around the clock for any emergency or breakdown. Relay Cranes stocks parts for most major brands in its inventory so customers always get speedy service.

For more information about Relay Cranes overhead bridge cranes and after-purchase services, visit the website or call 1 300 725 635.

Relay Cranes carries a large inventory of hoist and crane products that are available for immediate supply in any part of Australia. It specializes in the provision of overhead cranes, overhead gantry cranes, chain hoists, jib cranes, workstation cranes and related parts and accessories for heavy lifting systems.

The Relay Cranes website is managed by Melbourne-based digital solutions company The Digital Group which also runs other top ecommerce sites in Australia including female oriented shopping portal LetsShop.com; pet-related discount aggregator site PetBox.com.au; multi-user back end site for boutique winery offerings OzWineDirect.com.au; DealFree.com.au which is a commission-free daily deal site with no upfront outlay required from users; daily deals aggregator Deal Monkey; RocketEmail.com.au which is a fully managed HTML newsletter service focusing on real estate, financial planning and mortgage broking; Melbourne transportation services provider YellowExpress.net.au; and specialist email marketing engine SendNow. SendNow is powered by Amazon SES technology which ensures high delivery rates and speeds as well as seamless integration of new members into an email database.

Together with other lists under management, The Digital Group also manages an online, non-incentivized database of more than 600,000 members across which they offer various kinds of marketing services including e-mail marketing campaigns, costs per acquisition (CPA), costs per lead (CPL) and costs per sale (CPS).

The Digital Group is also the official digital solutions provider of Carbon Market Pty Ltd, owner of Australias leading carbon management portal.







Crane Humidifiers on Tap for Filtersfast.com Breathe Easy Features of the Day Event


Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 28, 2013

Today, Filtersfast.com, the leading online retailer of air and water filtration, promotes the Breathe Easy Features of the Day Event, featuring humidifiers from Crane USA. Since 2005, Crane USA has taken the lead in putting the fun element into their cool mist humidifiers, air purifiers and space heaters, by simply following their mantra, which is to design for better living.

Crane discovered that there is not an element of excitement among consumers when discussing humidity, heating solutions or air quality. Our products are functional and efficient at fulfilling your home improvement needs while communicating an appreciation for elegant design. Furthermore, our unique sense of design and unwavering commitment to quality allows us to continue to create our own distinctive interpretation of humidity, air quality, and heating solutions while remaining a step ahead of the crowd, echoes Crane.

Included in todays Breathe Easy Features of the Day promotion, Filtersfast.com is offering the Crane Ultrasonic Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier, the Digital Germ Defense Humidifier and the Adorable Animal Cool Mist Humidifiers. The Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier is available in shades of blue, white, green, orange and pink. This humidifier provides relief for dry skin and symptoms associated with coughs, colds and the flu. In addition, it is ideal for room sizes up to about 250 square feet. The Adorable Animal Humidifiers operate in the same manner as the drop shape, but is available in cute animal designs that are ideal for a childs room. They are offered in a cow, dog, frog, penguin, monkey, owl, duck, pig, elephant, panda or Hello Kitty animal design. The Crane Digital Germ Defense Humidifier contains antimicrobial protection that will fight any mold and mildew from growing in the humidifier tank to keep it from being released into the air. The reason why a humidifier is such a sound investment is because they offer skin, furniture and germ protection.

Since 2004, Filtersfast.com remains steadfast as the authoritative resource for consumers regarding the importance of changing residential and commercial water filters and air filters on a regular basis. The company strives to add to their customers overall quality of life by offering first-rate products at the best competitive prices. By saving customers time and money, they simplify a sometimes mundane, but very necessary task. Helping consumers understand the importance of regular water and air filtration maintenance is the companys primary mission. For more information regarding their large assortment of humidifiers, water filters, air filters or pool and spa filters, visit http://www.filtersfast.com or call their customer service department at 1-866-438-3458.







Trialstat Unveils Clinicalanalytics 4.0 With Enhanced On Demand Electronic Data Capture (EDC) And Data Management Features

OTTAWA, ON, (PRWEB) October 5, 2006

TrialStat Corporation, a clinical data management on demand company, today announced the next version of ClinicalAnalytics, raising the performance bar for the integrated delivery of EDC and data management. Clinical Analytics (CA) 4.0, the latest version of TrialStats on demand EDC platform, provides a suite of new features that further enhance the quality, accuracy and security of customers clinical trial data, while automating its analysis and management. Using CA 4.0, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, contract research organizations (CROs) and academic institutions can access through the web or a handheld device an affordable and robust on demand EDC platform that scales with the specific needs of their research regardless of the therapeutic area or clinical phase.

CA 4.0 reflects our integrated vision of EDC and data management, where the two can be seamlessly managed on demand to shorten time to market for new products and lower overall clinical research costs, said Jonathan Barker, President and CEO, TrialStat. CA 4.0s new features reduce the complexity and cost of clinical research, while accelerating project startup and completion.

CA 4.0 offers a suite of clinical data management and enhanced security features. These new features include the following: