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Eco Family News Inspires, Educates And Provides Relevant Information For Protecting Families & The Planet

Van Nuys, Calif. (PRWEB) February 25, 2009

Whole Planet Productions announces the launch of Eco Family News (EFN) — http://www.ecofamilynews.com — a free e-newsletter, website and radio show based on the principles of Whole Children, Whole Planet (WCWP) — http://www.wcwpexpo.com — the premier natural parenting and family expo: Creating empowered parents and balanced families in a safe, natural, non-toxic, nurturing environment.

Kathy Arnos, producer of the WCWP Expo and editor of EFN, states, “Eco Family News, in its three components, offers people a comprehensive resource and overview, introducing them to top quality eco-products, services, companies, sustainable practices, organizations and enrichment learning programs.”

With the popularity of today’s “Green” movement comes a barrage of products and services that don’t really make the grade – sustainable wannabes that are guilty of “greenwashing,” i.e., making false or misleading green marketing claims. All products and services featured in EFN have been evaluated by a committee of experts, and meet specific criteria (as outlined at http://www.ecofamilynews.com/guidelines.html) – there are no paid features in the monthly newsletter. Companies featured in EFN are there because we believe they are authentic in their vision, mission, and are truly sustainable.

Eco Family News Radio — http://www.iamhealthyradio.com/eco_family_news.html — hosted by Arnos, hit the Internet radio airwaves on January 21, 2009. The inaugural show discussed the risks associated with a child’s exposure to heavy metals and chemicals in their environment with guests Debbie Lindren, president of bluedominoes.com and Anila Jacob, M.D., M.P.H., senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group, and a practicing internist.

Eco Family News Radio — http://www.iamhealthyradio.com/eco_family_news.html — inspires dialog about important health and environmental issues and provides relevant information for protecting families and the planet. The show airs on the third Wednesday of every month at 11:00 a.m., PST, and is archived and available 24/7 at I Am Healthy Radio.com.

Our mission at Eco Family News is to be a respected, reliable resource for consumers and families around important health and environmental issues, and to be a leading authority on authentic green vs. green-washed products and services. We are inspiring change for our future, be part of the solution, sign up for EFN and listen to EFN Radio.


InstantAmber CEO on FOX News Channel as Child Safety Expert

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 14, 2009

CEO of InstantAmber, Matt Berman, recently appeared several times on the FOX News Channel as a child safety guest-expert.

On Sunday October 25, 2009, Berman appeared live on Americas News HQ with Greg Jarrett and Julie Banderas to discuss Halloween safety and provide practical tips on keeping children of all ages safe during the Halloween festivities. On Friday October 30, 2009, Berman appeared live on Americas Newsroom with Bill Hemmer & Megyn Kelly and on Tuesday November 3, 2009 Berman appeared live on FOX & Friends with Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, with both appearances to advocate the use of gps-tracking devices as a child safety tool. The fun style gps-tracking devices allow parents to provide a safe environment for their children to learn independence as they travel to school or to a friends house. For teens, these devices allow freedom while simultaneously providing teens with the encouragement of a virtual safety net and parents with the comfort of some peace of mind.

Almost one million children are reported missing each year. Astonishingly, there is a one in forty-two chance that a child will go missing before the age of nineteen. InstantAmber ensures that all of the information and photos that law enforcement needs to successfully recover a missing child can be instantly accessed from a single location, accessible anywhere and at any time. InstantAmber is the most comprehensive data registry available and with InstantAmber, which is extremely user-friendly, there is nothing to carry or lose and no software to download.

As an advocate of gps-tracking devices as a child safety tool, InstantAmber is proud to offer its members discounted access to Nanomatics Nanonavi secure application for mobile phones, Nanofinder location devices, as well as Virtual Care service for active tracking of your loved ones.

About InstantAmber:

InstantAmber (http://www.instantamber.com) is a unique web-based system that allows parents to securely store information and photos of their children online in private data vaults, giving them both unlimited storage and data updates. In the event of a missing child emergency, parents can give law enforcement instant access to this potentially lifesaving information. Established in 2008, InstantAmber is creating a community through targeted business and philanthropic partnerships for the safety and protection of every child.

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Breaking News: New York divorce Attorney Lisa Beth Older discusses Federal Court’s July 8, 2010 ruling on Gay marriage

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2010

New York City divorce, custody and appellate lawyer Lisa Beth Older, Esq. appeared on Fox Five News on July 9, 2010 to provide legal analysis for a television segment on the latest Court ruling on Gay Marriage, commenting on the Federal Ban against gay marriage and the Judge who called the ban unconstitutional.

On July 8, 2010 the United States District Court Judge Joseph Tauro, appointed to the Court by Richard Nixon, struck down DOMA, or the Defense of Marriage Act, as unconstitutional as applied to Massachusetts. ( Mass.v. US Dept of Health, et al., Civil Action No. 1:09-11156-JLT). DOMA was struck down because the law failed to provide equal protection of the law for gay and lesbian couples and because it impinged upon a States’ right to define marriage, stripped the States of the right to legislate under the 10th amendment to the constitution, and disallowed the State from equally distributing federal funds amongst its citizenship, thus invoking invidious discrimination against its citizens.

The Federal Ban against gay marriage codified as the “Defense of Marriage Act” or referred to as “DOMA”, was enacted by the Clinton Administration in 1996.

The act of the Federal District Court in striking down DOMA lends strong support to gay and lesbian couples in their legitimate quest to have equal rights, and to also have equal access to New York Courts for the purpose of seeking relief as to their children in disputes involving custody visitation, child support and divorce rights attendant to same sex marriages performed in alternate States.

“Under the current law known as DOMA, the federal government does not recognize same sex unions” says New York City divorce lawyer Lisa Beth Older, Esq. “DOMA narrowly defines marriage, and derivative parentage rights, as a union between a man and a woman.” DOMA states that parties to a same sex unions shall not be allowed to take advantage of federal benefits and protections given to and enjoyed by heterosexual couples. Examples of the kind of benefits prohibited to gay and lesbian couples are the benefits derived from any Federal program, such as being allowed to sign of joint tax returns, being allowed to receive health insurance benefits, having federal burial rights for surviving spouses of a deceased gay and lesbian service man or service woman, and other such federal benefits stemming from federal employment. While DOMA does not expressly preclude States from passing their own laws affirming gay and lesbian marriage, DOMA does expressly allow a State to not recognize a same sex marriages performed in alternate State that has in fact legalized gay and lesbian marriage. The legitimacy of DOMA affects all gay and lesbian couples in Iowa, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, along with the District of Columbia.

The lawsuit against the legitimacy of DOMA was filed by the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defense group, and a second companion case was filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Federal District Court.

The Obama Administration is likely to appeal the law to the United States Circuit even though he campaigned for president in favor of repealing DOMA. Obama will need to make a tough decision soon.

Proponents of the law say that the Justice Department is bound to enforce and defend laws of the land.

Presently there are five States that recognize gay and lesbian marriage, those being New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Iowa , as well as the District of Columbia. This ruling will likely have gay and lesbian couples rallying for similar law suits against DOMA in their respective States.

Thus, if Obama decides to appeal the ruling to the United States Circuit Court, and if the higher Court agrees with Judge Tauro’s ruling then, and if the Justice Department appeals that holding as well the case will likely go all the way to the United States Supreme Court. If DOMA is found unconstitutional. there, then DOMA will no longer be the law of the land. If the opposite result appertains, and DOMA withstands the legal challenge, then DOMA still prevails and the ban against gay and lesbian marriage will be stronger than ever. This is a frightening prospect for gay and lesbian couples across the board who deserve equal protection under the law.

Gay and lesbian Marriage has been recognized in Massachusetts since 2004. Now that a Federal Judge has struck down DOMA, gay and lesbian spouses or couples of same sex unions will now be allowed to apply for federal benefits, this only after the automatic fifteen (15) day automatic Stay lapses and absent any newer stays by the Circuit Court. This ruling will open the flood gates for legal action by gay and lesbian citizens of States that have legalized same sex marriage.

Lisa Beth Older, Esq. opines that the Federal ruling will also likely affect gay and lesbian custody rights. Where there is marriage, there is divorce. As such, it will be interesting to see what effect if any the ruling of the Federal Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act will have on New York Family Court cases.

The Federal Court ruling will have an impact on gay and lesbian disputes in New York. “The New York Court of Appeals is charged with dealing with problems of law stemming from paternity, child support, custody and divorce” says New York appellate and divorce lawyer Lisa Beth Older. At present, New York does not recognize gay and lesbian marriage and divorce and in many instances limits standing of gay couples to sue in family court. However, in a recent series of cases coming down from the New York Court of Appeal in May 2010 the New York’s highest Court has begun to seriously grabble with the problem of how to deal with children of gay and lesbian marriages or gay and lesbian unions in custody and support cases.

Prior to May 4, 2010, if a child of a New York same sex couple was conceived through artificial insemination, and if the subject child of that union was not adopted by both gay and lesbian parents in New York, then the non-adoptive, non- biological parent had no standing to sue for custody and visitation, and the biological parent had no responsibility to provide child support for the child. Now, the law as to child support and gay couples has changed dramatically. As of May 4, 2010 the Court of Appeals, in the Matter of H.M. v. E.T held that a same sex partner may sue a non-biological partner for child support, regardless of the lack of adoption or biological ties. This holding broke new ground for Gay and lesbian rights by expanding the notion of parentage beyond the borders of heterosexual couples with an emphasis on the child’s attachments and on the “best interest of the children.” There, the Court of Appeals recognized the right of a gay and lesbian woman to sue for child support in Family Court as against a same sex parent. This ruling has large consequences as it gives the State Courts power to define who is a parent for purposes of child support.

As to the rights of gay and lesbian couples to sue for custody, the New York Court of Appeals is not as liberal. The holding in the Matter of Alison D. v. Virginia M. (77 N.Y.2d 651, 1991) stated that New York parenthood requires that there be a biological or adoptive relationship between parent and child before custody may be asserted. However, the Court of Appeals in May 2010 diverted from this position, at least in part. While reviewing a New York lower court holding on a visitation case involving a same sex marriage of Vermont, the case of Debra H. v. Janice R (Court of Appeals May 4, 2010, NY slip opinion 0375), the Court held that New York must now recognize Debra H.’s parental status under the law of Vermont.

Lisa Beth Older states that “the case of Debra R. is just start. More must be done by the legislature and the Courts in interpreting these laws of access to Family Court through the prism of the United Stated Constitution.” Holding on to the last vestiges of Matter of Allison, supra, the Court held that while New York still does not recognize a gay and lesbian parent’s right to sue for custody of their child absent an adoptive or biological relationship to the child, if the child is born of a legally recognized same sex marriage in another State where same sex marriage is legal, that parent may indeed sue for custody. This may be a step in the right direction.

Accordingly Judge Taro’s federal ruling banning the Federal government from legislating unequally between gay and lesbian and heterosexual couples, by giving rights to heterosexuals without giving equal rights to gay and lesbian couples bears on New York State’s power to overrule and strike down any State law that unconstitutionally fails to provide equal access to the Courts, equality, due process of law, and justice to all of its citizens. The Federal holding will serve as a platform to empower New York State Courts to start providing all couples, gay and lesbian alike, equal access and standing to utilize the Courts for purposes of suing for custody, visitation and child support. This ruling would allow brave Courts throughout this country to challenge State laws that discriminate against one set of parents while allowing other parents to have access to the court system to secure their rights of access to gay and lesbian parents.

The Federal District Court holding, while only relevant to Massachusetts, supports the notion that State and Federal governments may not pass and enforcing laws that discriminate against some of its citizens, while providing government benefits to other groups of citizens. By way of deduction, this holding would support the fact that both Federal as well as State governments should not pass and enforce laws that deny equal access to the Courts. Under the Constitutional provisions of equal protection of the law, all citizens, whether they be gay, lesbian or heterosexual must be afforded equal and identical benefits of due process of law through access to our State Courts for the purpose of disputing custody and visitation claims. Derivatively all children would benefit from a proactive Court whose aim is to protect innocent children, whether they be the product of gay or heterosexual couples.

Pandoras Blog: a Resource Hub for Internet Safety News

Las Vegas, NV (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011

Pandora Corporation started a company blog in 2007 with a simple idea: relay the stories from around the world that focus on Internet safety, and give a realistic solution to parents for the problems presented. Almost 1,000 posts later, Pandoras Blog has two weekly series and a massive index of Internet safety news, statistics and lessons to be learned.

We felt a hub for the hundreds of weekly internet safety-related stories was a great idea, explains Pandora Corp. co-founder, Jamie Leasure. While it would be tough to relay every single one, we are really proud of the content we have amassed and passed on to parents around the world.

From new state laws proposed and school policies passed, to new surveys and research conducted, to the good and bad of social networking, Pandoras Blog covers a broad range of media stories related to keeping children safe on the Internet. According to Leasure, one of the goals of Pandoras Blog is to showcase Pandora Corps signature PC Pandora monitoring software as the best solution for most Internet safety-related woes; he explains how two weekly series on the blog are the perfect platform to do so.

About three years ago we started a series on Internet predators, says Leasure. Every Wednesday, we compile the stories gathered from the previous week and showcase the men, and sometimes women, who are charged with or sentenced for Internet crimes relating to the luring, stalking or abuse of children. These stories range from incredible and unbelievable to, unfortunately, sometimes tragic.

Leasure says Wednesdays predator series should serve as a reminder to parents that Internet predators are very real; they are not a myth.

Rarely does a week go by that some guy isnt caught somewhere for soliciting sex from a child online, or worse – succeeding in his efforts and being caught after-the-fact, he states. If a parent is using PC Pandora, they will know for sure who their child is talking to and, more importantly, who is trying to talk to them.

While the Internet predator series is over 125 entries strong, a relatively new Friday series was born out of the changing culture and pure necessity.

We actually started with a MySpace series that highlighted the sheer goofiness and malfeasance found on MySpace, explains Leasure. But as Facebook became the dominant social network, we noticed a lot more stories coming from that side of the fence and started this new running series. The idea behind our Friday posts is to assemble all the stories that illustrate the trouble people get into because they simply do not think before posting on Facebook.

From burglars being caught because they could be identified by their Facebook page, to employees being fired over comments made on the social network, to students arrested for using Facebook to cyberbully their peers, to tragic stories of parents neglecting or harming their children because of a Facebook addiction, every Friday an assembly of the stories born out of Facebook mishaps can be found on Pandoras Blog.

Says Leasure: The Facebook series should serve as a reminder to parents that social networks are giant clubs with no red ropes, bouncers or VIP lists; everyone is welcome and the membership is half-a-billion strong. It is up to parents to know who their child is friends with and how they are representing themselves on these sites. PC Pandora will let parents know if kids are putting up risqu

Law Headlines and News Announces the Launch of Their New Web Site

(PRWEB) June 02, 2011

Law Headlines and News announces the launch of their new web site, which offers attorneys, legal services, legal branches and consumers the latest news and headlines within the Law Industry. The quick search results the site delivers allow lawyers and consumers to do research on current and past cases and find quick answers to law and legal questions.

The site offers completely free resources with per topic information covering Law subjects such as personal injury, bankruptcy, child support, criminal law, divorce, DUI, drunk driving, estate trust will, immigration and green card, IRS and taxes, legal services, and has a localized feature offering an immediate access to legal aid, divorce and bankruptcy attorneys within the users city and location. Every page is enhanced with unique videos for easy understanding and information within a given topic-subject.

Our team of researchers have taken suggestions from consumers over the past 7 years to evaluate what consumers needs and requirements are when searching for attorneys and legal services and how to find and utilize do-it-yourself legal documents. The site is designed in an easy-to-navigate manner and is by-topic user friendly. It also utilizes consumer information via blog postings within the subject being researched, giving users in-depth insight into how other individuals have handled their legal issues. When performing a search, users can see immediately related topics, which can aid in the refining of the final results to achieve greater accuracy within a topic search.

The site covers the major 40 topics in the law industry and its growing to include some of the niche markets. With consideration to the current economic conditions, one of the most valuable areas of this law site covers Bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 13, Foreclosure, and how to stop foreclosures. Another noteworthy topics of Law Headlines and News is Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud, as consumers are now more than ever before being hit by criminal activities. With the rise of such activities, consumers need better protection and understanding of how the identity theft occurs in the age of technology and how that can disrupt our lives very easily. Issues in these areas of law in particular affect the consumers credit ratings and credit reports, which banks often use against them. Consumers therefore need to be proactive in the protection of their identity and credit cards.

According to J. Sullivan, a spokesperson for Law Headlines and News, The user experience is enriched by the multifaceted features and abundance of information the site offers. The content provided and gathered by Law Headlines and News simplifies the process of finding legal solutions for both consumers and lawyers.

While the site maintains a vast library of headlines and news, it is constantly being updated with the latest headline stories within the Law and Legal industry, making it a go-to destination for legal eagles and consumers wanting to stay on top of a specific law topic. Case law has always been a difficult area to research, and this site has now become an instrumental tool for legal counselors and assistants in their examination of past cases. The site is also a valuable resource for law schools and law students giving them quick access to the latest news, lawsuits trials and court information.

For more information or to contact us, please visit us at: http://www.LawHeadlinesAndNews.com


Bucks County Family Law Firm Williams & Hand Selected as U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 Best Law Firm

Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 12, 2012

Bucks County family law firm Williams & Hand, P.C. has been selected as a U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 Best Law Firm, ranking in the top tier of Philadelphia-area family law firms. The family law attorneys of Williams & Hand provide legal counseling and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 law firm rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that included client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading practitioners, and law firm demographic and background information. In total, just 13 Philadelphia-area domestic relations law firms were listed in the regions top tier.

We are honored to have our work recognized by our clients and peers in this way. The practice of family law at Williams & Hand centers on providing experienced guidance, compassionate advice and powerful advocacy on behalf of our clients, said the firms founder, Jeffrey M. Williams, Esq. Our clients are often facing difficult life challenges while trying to protect their personal, familial and estate interests. It is our job to advocate on their behalf, provide them with thoughtful and thorough legal counsel, and apply our many years of experience to help them navigate the complex family law system.

Located in Doylestown, Pa., the domestic relations law firm, Williams & Hand, represents individuals in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The firm is recognized for its strong knowledge of the local courts and attorneys and its record of success. Williams & Hands divorce lawyers are also trained in areas such as mediation and arbitration, custody dispute resolution and advanced matrimonial taxation strategies, enabling clients to receive coordinated services tailored to their individual needs.

To determine the 2012 Best Law Firm rankings, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers asked clients to evaluate law firm practice groups by addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of client needs, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Similarly, lawyers were asked to vote on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm and whether they considered the firm a worthy competitor. In addition to information from the client and lawyer surveys, the rankings incorporated the 3.9 million evaluations of more than 41,000 individual leading lawyers from across the country. Law firms also provided demographic and other relevant information to complete the process. The quantitative and qualitative data were then combined into an overall Best Law Firms score for each firm, which were compared to the scores of other firms in the same metropolitan area. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in their overall scores, a tiering system was used rather than ranking firms sequentially.

About Williams & Hand, P.C. Williams & Hand, P.C. is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters. Williams & Hands family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice of family law at Williams & Hand centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success. To find out more about Williams & Hand, visit http://www.williamshandlaw.com.


Blavo & Co’s Expansion News

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 2 March 2012

Blavo & Co Solicitors would like to introduce the appointment of new partners across the firm. Becoming a Partner within the legal profession is highly commended stage in a Solicitors career. The role of a Partner comes with Acknowledgement of a high level of experience, the ability to manage a team, and exceptional knowledge within their chosen field.

These important additions enable the firm to deliver services from its seven offices throughout London, Surrey and Hertfordshire. Senior Partner John Blavo says, The growth and strategy is based on the firms vision to continue to deliver very high standards of legal advice to all of our clients.

The six new Partners appointed are:

Kezia Daley read Law at Westminster University and completed her LPC at the College of Law. Kezia qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 specialising in asylum and immigration. Kezia is a Partner within our Immigration department and is also accredited to level two under IAAS. Kezia represents individuals at all levels of litigation – from the First-Tier Tribunal to Administrative Court and Court of Appeal as well as the European Court of Human Rights. She also has experience in dealing in trafficking matters and represents individuals where trafficking arises as part of a wider asylum or immigration case. Kezia has dealt with many cases invoking political opinion, religion, gender or sexual orientation in the context of asylum. She also advises on appeals against deportation with a high success rate. Kezia deals with applications for permission to appeal to the high court and has also prevented removal by successful urgent judicial review applications to the High Court.

Leslie Kisseih works as a Solicitor in the Criminal and Mental Health Departments. He has extensive experience of Mental Health Law and has represented clients who have been subject to the Criminal Legal System as well as other admissions to hospital; representing clients before Mental Health Review Tribunals. Leslie also represents clients before the Magistrates’ Courts and at Police Stations. In addition, he has experience in Nationality and Immigration Law.

Michelle Mwangi of the Mental Health team, completed her LPC at the College of Law, and then qualified as a Solicitor in 2005. She has extensive experience in Mental Health Law and has represented clients before Mental Health Tribunals. She is also a member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel. Michelle is also experienced in Criminal matters and has represented clients on restricted Mental Health cases, as well as Immigration and Nationality Law. She is also Immigration accredited at level 2.

Maureen Chigboh-Anyandi is Head of Blavo & Cos Property and Housing Department, where she has been since joining the firm in 2007. She also undertakes a range of Wills matter as part of her dual role in the Wills & Probate Team. Maureen provides advice on will matters, residential and commercial property and acts on behalf of a range of property owners in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties. She also advices in all aspects of Housing Law including possession actions, eviction, disrepair, homelessness and anti-social behaviour. She is particularly interested in will matters and housing problems and their effect on vulnerable people. Maureen is dual qualified, as a Solicitor in England and Wales with over 9 years experience in private practice and as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Maureen heads up Blavo & Co’s Barnet office which services Barnet and surrounding areas, opened in January 2009. Maureen is a member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association, Family Law Panel Member (Resolution), Member of the International Division of the Law Society and Association of Women Solicitors. She participates on the Solicitors Probono scheme.

Joanne Day is Head of Blavo & Cos Family Department and qualified as a Solicitor in 1999. She joined the company in 2009, having spent 12 years at her previous firm where she attained Senior Solicitor status and was the designated Supervisor in both the Family and Criminal Departments.

She has extensive experience in all family matters including divorce and matrimonial finance, domestic violence, public and private children matters, cohabitation and international family law. She undertakes both private and publicly funded work. Joanne is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and Child Panel. At her previous firm she was Director of Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre, a charitable organisation advising on all aspects of Domestic Violence.

Donald Tiong, a former Barrister, qualified as a Solicitor in 2004. He began his legal career at Bullivant & Partners in their respected Housing and Mental Health Departments. Later he joined the Criminal and Mental Health Departments at Aarons Solicitors in 2004 before joining Blavo & Co in 2006. Donald has a keen interest in all aspects of Mental Health law including Judicial Reviews, and especially enjoys the client contact and advocacy this involves.

David Hodge, of the Employment Law department, qualified in 1979. He has practiced solely in Employment Law since 1994. He has worked as in house lawyer for a number of organisations including local government, Employment Law consultants and professional associations as well as in private practice. David has considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of Employment Law from advising individuals through to the largest employers in the U.K. and dealing with matters from simple and straightforward cases to those that are exceptionally complex. He has represented clients at Employment Tribunals throughout the UK and has dealt with appeal cases at the Employment Appeal Tribunal, court of Appeal and House of Lords. His experience spans working with clients in almost all types of employment from Architects to Zoos. David is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Emmanuel Osae qualified in 2007 and he is the Head of the Enfield Office. He specializes in Mental Health and Public Law and he is a member of the Law Societys Mental Health Review Tribunal Accreditation scheme. He is a very experienced advocate and has been representing clients detained under both civil and forensic provisions of the Mental Health Act, 1983(as amended in 2007). He also represents clients subject to the Deprivation of Liberty provisions under the Mental Capacity Act, 2005 in relation to Court of Protection matters. He undertakes Judicial Review proceedings against decisions of Public Bodies and matters arising under the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights. Emmanuel also has a wide range of experience in Civil Litigation, Immigration, and Housing law.

Further expanding its Company Commercial Team, Robert Buchan has joined the firm together with Wasif Mahmood, who has joined the Dispute Resolution team. Solicitors Karen Mcconnell and Syma Rushd also joined the Housing & Litigation department to strengthen and improve services offered to clients. Rajwant Sumra also joined as a caseworker of the employment department, and Quang Huynh as an Assistant Solicitor for Blavo and Co’s Family team.

Blavo & Co is a full service law firm, with seven offices in London, Hertfordshire and Surrey. The firm covers almost every legal area, from commercial law and litigation, family law, mental health law, employment law, housing law, criminal law and prison law, to name but a few. Blavo & Co has developed a reputation for being approachable, friendly and for consistently exceeding its clients expectations whilst maintaining ethical and socially responsible standards.

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QualityStocks News – Virtual Piggy Signs Agreements with Four Fashion Companies to Utilize Protective E-Commerce Solution

Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) November 03, 2012

QualityStocks would like to highlight Virtual Piggy, Inc., a publicly traded technology company delivering online solutions for parents and merchants that allow children to interact online in a safe and secure manner. Children under 18 spend hours a day playing and interacting online and they often want the capability to also make purchases online. These young consumers have an estimated $ 50 billion in annual spending power, with much of that spending taking place online.

In the companys news yesterday,

Virtual Piggy announced that it has entered into agreements with four fashion companies that will soon feature VPIGs free payment technology.

Retailers All The Above, As Is, Violet Love and Sub_Urban RIOT have formed partnerships with VPIG to take advantage of the companys e-commerce solution, ultimately strengthening the providers visibility while offering safe transactions among youth.

Adding these four strong fashion brands continues to build up our merchant base for apparel, Virtual Piggy founder and CEO Dr. Jo Webber stated in the press release. All The Above, As Is, Violet Love and Sub_Urban RIOT are four unique brands with exceptional product lines, offering our customers yet more options when using their Virtual Piggy account.

VPIGs technology not only allows children to make online purchases without revealing their name or age, it also provides parents with the ability to monitor or approve purchases.

Heres how it works.

To make an online purchase from a participating merchant, such as the ones listed above, a child selects the Virtual Piggy icon to checkout. The purchase is either approved or denied based on pre-established conditions set by the parent in the childs profile. Once the purchase is approved, per the profile, the transaction is then advanced to the payment processor.

The parental control mechanism is compliant with the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act (COPA), which is federally enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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London Private Investigator Responds to Recent Article Published by BBC Education and Family News: Separated fathers to gain legal right to see children

(PRWEB UK) 12 November 2012

A letter to MPs from the Childrens Minister, Edward Timpson announced the proposed changes to child access laws in 2013. The letter states that both parents should have the chance to play a positive role in their childrens lives when it is safe and in their best interests. This is good news for fathers rights groups but seen as unnecessary by legal experts.

The main concern is for the welfare of the children involved and many believe that the current legislation adequately provides the right protection but others believe the legislation is preventing families from enjoying a meaningful relationship with both parents after divorce or separation.

London Private Investigators is often called upon to conduct matrimonial and family investigations. Family investigations can often contain surveillance sessions to watch children who are part of a separated family that are visiting a parent they do not live with. We are asked to ensure that the child or children are safe and that they are well cared for.

A spokesperson from London Private Investigators said:

We have carried out surveillance on many family visits where the parent and child clearly have a valuable, meaningful and loving relationship. These are the people I feel will benefit from the new changes in the law

London Private Investigators along with their sister company UK Private Investigators is a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations.

Looney Tunes Mp3 Player Reviewed from the Floor of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show by the Nationwide News Show, NewsWatch

(PRWEB) January 17, 2013

NewsWatch recently highlighted from the floor of the 2013 Consumer Electronics show a fun new product called the Looney Tunes MP3 Player from EMTEC. The Looney Tunes MP3 Player is reviewed and highlighted on the Nationwide Television News program, NewsWatch.

The Looney Tunes MP3 Players feature Tweety Bird or Sylvester the Cat, and allow users and their kids to experience music in a fun-filled way. These cute MP3 players feature an integrated speaker and customized earphones and have an 8-gigabyte capacity, which means they can hold around 2,000 songs and give users 5 hours of playback.

The player also features SafeSound, which limits the volume to 80 dBA and protects young ears from damage. Each MP3 player comes with an attractive zippered pouch to carry the player and headphones, or for a child to use as storage for their smaller toys. For more information on the Looney Tunes MP3 Players, head to http://www.emtec-international.com.

About Emtec: The EMTEC brand was launched from, the inventor of the first magnetic tape for audio recording. In the late nineties, after years of innovations in the production of consumer tape products, including audio-cassettes, floppy discs and video-cassettes, BASF Magnetics became EMTEC Magnetics.

Turning the company’s focus to mobile storage products, by 2006, EMTEC had produced the number-one selling brand of flash drives in France and the number-three selling brand of flash drives in Europe for five years and counting. Today, EMTEC is distributed in over 50 countries and prides itself on a 75-year history of creating innovative products that embody the human spirit: to preserve, protect and share the most valuable moments of daily life.

NewsWatch is a weekly 30-minute consumer oriented television show that airs on the ION Network Thursday mornings at 5:30am across the nation. NewsWatch regularly features top travel destinations, health tips, technology products, medical breakthroughs and entertainment news on the show. A recent addition to NewsWatch, AppWatch is a weekly segment that provides viewers app reviews and game reviews of the latest and hottest apps and games out on the market for iOS and Android devices. The show airs in 180 markets nationwide as well as all of the top 20 broadcast markets in the country, and is the preferred choice for Satellite Media Tour and Video News Release Distribution. For more information on , head to http://www.newswatchtv.com.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the owner and producer of the International CES. CEA is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $ 186 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at CE.org and Innovation-Movement.com.