SIRIUSXM LOVE TO BROADCAST ‘LOVE LETTERS’ AIR SUPPLY’S WORLDWIDE ONLINE CONCERT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, 2021

Air Supply "Love Letters' online Valentine's Day concert stream

Air Supply is Graham Russell (L) and Russell Hitchcock (R) Photo: Denise Truscello

Air Supply's Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock PR photo in desert

Air Supply is Graham Russell (L) and Russell Hitchcock (R) Photo: Denise Truscello

BELOVED INTERNATIONAL ROCK DUO SHARING THEIR FIRST LIVE CONCERT SINCE THE PANDEMIC WITH MUSIC FANS GLOBALLY ONLINE

The ‘Love Letters’ event is a fab way to make up for lost time and reach as many music lovers as we can before getting back on the road in earnest later this year.” ”

— Russell Hitchcock

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Air Supply, the internationally successful rock duo from Australia is sharing their first live concert since the Pandemic began, in an online Internet performance on Sunday, February 14, 2021. An audio broadcast of the concert will premiere on SiriusXM Love (ch. 70) on Friday, February 12 at 6pmET and 9pmET with rebroadcasts on February 13 at 12pm ET and 7pm ET, February 14 at 5p ET and 10pmET and February 15 at 9pmET. The concert emanates from the Florida Theater in Jacksonville, FL, in front of a live audience with all Covid-related precautions taken at the venue.

The streaming event dubbed “Love Letters” by Air Supply’s Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell is to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their fans and to share their many hit love songs with the international audience. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, during the performance Hitchcock and Russell will read select touching love letters supplied by long-time Air Supply fans (affectionately known as Air Heads).

Air Supply who celebrated their 45th Anniversary last year is known to perform over 100 concerts every year around the world and like many performers have been sidelined since March of 2020.

Russell Hitchcock explains, “We’ve been longing to get back on stage and once again harness that positive energy between our band and the audience. The ‘Love Letters’ event is a fab way to make up for lost time and reach as many music lovers as we can before getting back on the road in earnest later this year.”

Graham Russell adds, “Russell and I have always felt our songs such as ‘Making Love,’ ‘All Out of Love,’ ‘Lost In Love,’ ‘Two Less Lonely People.’ ‘Just As I Am,’ and so on, are meant to be shared with someone you love or those you want to love you. When the songs are experienced live it tends to be an amazing experience. We intend to recreate these emotions and excitement with the ‘Love Letters’ online concert.”

Tickets for Air Supply’s first online streaming concert, as well as exact show-times and other details are available at AIRSUPPLYMUSIC.COM. For more information on how to hear SiriusXM Love’s broadcast, visit http://siriusxm.com/LoveLetters.

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Stephan Levesque
Luck Media & Marketing
+1 2135008619
steve@luckmedia.com

Graham Russell of Air Supply about “Love Letters” concert on First Coast Living ABC TV in Jacksonville Florida


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UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Urged to Refer Sri Lanka to International Criminal Court by Families of Disappeared

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab

"We specifically urge you this request after losing any hope to get justice for our disappeared relatives including our disappeared Babies and Children"

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged UN Human Rights Council Member States to take steps to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

— Michelle Bachelet UN Highcommissioner for Human Rights

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —

In a letter to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Families of the Disappeared have urged him to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

UK is taking a leadership role on Sri Lanka at the upcoming 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva in February / March 2021.

Recently, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in her Report dated 12th January 2021 urged UN Human Rights Council Member States to take steps toward the referral of the situation in Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

"Since you are a member of the Sri Lanka Core-Group at the UN Human Rights Council, we from the families of the disappeared are writing ahead of the 46th session of the Council, to respectfully appeal to you to include in your Sri Lanka Resolution, to Refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC)" said the letter.

"We specifically urge you this request after losing any hope to get justice for our disappeared relatives including our disappeared babies and children. As you are aware, UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances stated that the second highest number of enforced disappearance cases in the world is from Sri Lanka" continued the letter.

The letter outlined history of false promises by successive Sri Lankan Governments and Background on International Crimes Committed in Sri Lanka.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS:

1) According to the March 2011 Report of the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka stated that there were credible allegations that war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed during the final stages of the armed conflict between
the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and there could have been as many as 40,000 Tamil civilian deaths in the final six months.

2) According to the November 2012 Report of the UN Secretary-General’s Internal Review Panel on UN Action in Sri Lanka, over 70,000 people were unaccounted for during the final phase of the war in 2009.

3) Several were killed when Sri Lankan forces repeatedly bombed and shelled an area designated by the Government as No Fire Zones (Safe zones). Even hospitals and food distribution centers were bombed. Several also died of starvation and bled to death due to lack of medical treatment.

4) International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) in February 2017 handed over details to UN of Sri Lankan Military run "Rape Camps", where Tamil women are being held as “sex slaves.”

5) According to UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office report on April 2013, there are over 90,000 Tamil war widows in Sri Lanka.

6) Thousands of Tamils disappeared including babies and children. UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances stated that the second highest number of enforced disappearance cases in the world is from Sri Lanka.

BELOW, PLEASE FIND THE LETTER:

January 29, 2021

Honorable Dominic Raab
Secretary for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
United Kingdom

Dear Honorable Foreign Secretary,

Re: Appeal to include in the Resolution on Sri Lanka to Refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Since you are a member of the Sri Lanka Core-Group at the UN Human Rights Council, we from the families of the disappeared are writing ahead of the 46th session of the Council, to respectfully appeal to you to include in your Sri Lanka Resolution, to Refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

As you are aware, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in her Report dated 12th January 2021 urged UN Human Rights Council Member States to take steps toward the referral of the situation in Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

We specifically urge you this request after losing any hope to get justice for our disappeared relatives including our disappeared babies and children. As you are aware, UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances stated that the second highest number of enforced disappearance cases in the world is from Sri Lanka.

HISTORY OF FALSE PROMISES BY THE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT:

We also would like to bring to your attention that successive Sri Lankan Governments have failed to implement any of the UNHRC Resolutions, including the ones they voluntarily co-sponsored.

Previous Government not only failed to take any meaningful steps to implement the Resolution that it co-sponsored, on the contrary the President, Prime Minister and senior members of the Government have repeatedly and categorically stated that they will not implement the UNHRC Resolution.

The current new Government went one step further and officially withdrew from the co-sponsorship of the Resolutions 30/1, 34/1 and 40/1 and walked away from UNHRC accountability process.

Furthermore, as a snub to UNHRC, only soldier who was ever punished and sentenced to death for killing civilians including children was pardoned by the current President.

Also, several senior military officials who were credibly accused of committing war crimes have been given promotions and treated as “war heroes.” One officer who was named in UN reports as a suspected war criminal was promoted as a four-star General.

REQUEST:

We once again respectfully urge you to include in the Resolution on Sri Lanka to Refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Thank you.

Sincerely,

Y. Kanagaranjini A. Leeladevi
President Secretary
Association for Relatives of Enforced Disappearances in the North and East Provinces of Sri Lanka.

Cosigned by District Leaders:
1) T. Selvarani – Ampara District.
2) A. Amalanayaki – Batticaloa District.
3) C. Illoankothai – Jaffna District.
4) K. Kokulavani – Kilinochchi Districr.
5) M. Chandra – Mannar District.
6) M. Easwari – Mullaitivu District.
7) S. Davi – Trincomalee District.
8) S. Saroyini – Vavunia District.

Contact: A. Leeladevi – Secretary
Phone: +94-(0) 778-864-360
Email: ared.kilinochchi@gmail.com

A. Leeladevi
Association for Relatives of Enforced Disappearances in the
+94778864360 ext.
ared.kilinochchi@gmail.com


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Ron Howell joins MAC Group as Southwest Regional Business Manager

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We are totally excited to have Ron join us. His years of expertise, wonderful relationship-building skills, and his proactive attitude have us all expecting really great things from him.”

— – Jan Lederman, MAC Group President

WHITE PLAINS, NY, USA, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Effective immediately, Ron Howell will be the Southwest Regional Business Manager across all of the MAC Group brands covering lighting and grip, bags, tripods, software, accessories and audio.

Ron began his professional photographic career in 1990, when he graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s Degree in photojournalism, after playing 4 years of football for the Golden Eagles. He ran a wedding and portrait business for ten years, while also being an influential force in the sales consulting industry throughout the Southeast since 1994.

Skilled in travel photography, image editing, on location and digital imaging, Ron Howell continues to share his expertise of photographic equipment with current and future photographers.

To contact Ron, email him at RonH@MACGroupUS.com

Or call him at 404-293-2225

About MAC Group
33 years ago, MAC Group started as a boutique marketing, sales and distribution group focusing on professional photographers. As the industry has evolved, so has MAC Group with their expansion into filmmaking, video, mobile, content creation and audio. Today, MAC Group is one of the leading companies of their kind with world-renowned brands offering products and education that enhances the lives of passionate content creators at every experience level.

Learn more at macgroupus.com

Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas
MAC Group
+1 915-784-2678
email us here


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Kovels.com Top 14 Antiques & Collectibles Searches in 2020

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Kovels Top 14 antiques & collectibles searches for 2020

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Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2021

Kovels.com examined their most searched-for items of 2020. Here are 14 antiques and collectibles categories that collectors are looking to buy or sell.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, US, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Kovels’ Top 14 list is based on hundreds of thousands of searches that took place on Kovels.com in 2020. The searched-for categories offer a glimpse into what collectors are looking to buy or sell. With more than 1 million prices, collectors go to Kovels.com, the Internet’s best source for expert-reviewed antiques and collectibles prices and information.

Kovels’ Top 14 list reflects a year in which collectors had time to value old collections and maybe find some new passions. Depression glass is the top search, followed by colorful McCoy pottery. Remember, a search can either be for buying or selling. Collectors look for ceramics, glass, bottles and toys that they want to identify as valuable. Common everyday pieces, especially those with any flaws, are hard to sell. But the rarities such as Flambe Red or other specialty Wedgewood, Satsuma vases more than 18 inches tall, working vintage or antique stoves, 18th-century or earlier Delft (most modern Delft isn’t made in Holland) and old working toys in good condition sell well. Interest in newer collections is reflected in Pyrex being in the top 14.

Kovels’ Top 14 list for 2020:

1. Depression glass
2. McCoy pottery
3. Wedgwood
4. Lefton
5. Occupied Japan
6. Ironstone
7. Nippon
8. Haeger
9. Satsuma
10. Dinnerware
11. Stoves
12 Delft
13. Pyrex
14. Toys

For detailed information on specific types of antiques and collectibles such as furniture, pottery, glass or toys, visit Kovels.com and view the specialized “Identification Guides.”

About Kovels
Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel provide collectors and researchers with up-to-date and informed information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry and her late husband, Ralph. The Kovels have written over 100 books, including their annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, now in its 53rd edition, as well as dozens of leaflets, and three series about antiques for television.

Kovels.com, online since 1998, offers a bird’s-eye view of the market through latest news, advice, and more than 1 million prices. Readers will find auction reports, answers to thousands of readers’ questions, a marks dictionary, and antiques & collectibles identification guides covering antiques from 1750 to 2010. Also included is the digital edition of Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles Newsletter including 46 years of archives. To stay in touch, subscribe to Kovels’ free weekly email, Kovels Komments, at Kovels.com.

Liz Lillis
Kovels
+1 216-752-2252
PR@Kovels.com


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Chicago Businesswoman And Her Band Of Merrymakers Are Bringing Hope To Communities Nationwide

The Crown and Compass Life Coaching Team is leading the call to action to make change in communities nationwide.

Julie Lokun and her band of merrymakers are reaching communities nationwide to provide hope and the tools to build resilience.

Julie Lokun, A Chicago-based businesswoman is leading a call to action to make real change in pandemic-weary communities nationwide.

My personal mission is to encourage small businesses to think outside the box and use their voices to bring calm to this uncomfortable normality we find ourselves in -in 2021”

— Julie Lokun

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Julie Lokun, Masters Certified Life Coach, and her band of merrymakers are locking arms to make a difference during on the eve of Year Two of the pandemic. Lokun has elicited a call to action for entrepreneurs from around the country to offer their brand of inspiration to those who are desperately in need of assistance. Lokun's not-so-subtle message has enlisted a new kind of activist. "I call upon entrepreneurs to utilize their unique talents and stop standing on the sidelines. It is ok to get your hands dirty-just help!", Lokun continues, "Whether it is one person or many, stop waiting to make a difference!" The powerful result of this movement in her message is expressed daily, nationwide, in different formats.

Her "merrymakers" include podcasters, mental health professionals, artisans, just to name a few. These merrymakers, who hale from all parts of the country share one common thread, which is the passion to be of service. "I have purposefully facilitated a movement of entrepreneurs to reclaim or even reinvent the resilient spirit this country was built on". Lokun explains. Lokun lives on the outskirts of Chicago and has seen in her community a downshift in resilience. Lokun, an entrepreneur as well, is the owner of Crown & Compass Life Coaching and is privy to the defeated spirit in her community.

"I work with entrepreueneurs daily and they are always asking me-what can I do? After you heard the question over and over, I knew I had to lead the charge and create a like-minded movement to help those who are in the greatest need. I encouraged all these entreprenuers to use their greatest talents and offer up their services and talents at no cost".

Throughout human history, crises have been pivotal in developing our societies. Pandemics have helped advance health-care systems, wars have fuelled technological innovations and the global financial crisis helped advance tech companies such as Uber. The present coronavirus pandemic will arguably not be an exception; entrepreneurs can be expected to rise to the challenge. "This call to action with small businesses is a non-negotialble-I believe it is our responsibility to extend ourselves past our comfort zones and give all we can in the world's transition".

Businesses play a key role both in helping society get through an economic crisis and in creating innovations that shape society after a crisis. So one key question is: how will the ongoing crisis influence future society? "My personal mission is to encourage small businesses to think outside the box and use their voices to bring calm to this uncomfortable normality we find ourselves in -in 2021".

Her notable tribe of changemakers includes the acclaimed Florida Bakery Victor & Mika's. This is the only female, black-owned vegan bakery in Florida, who recognizes change is essential in these times. "Change is the only constant and we need to adapt and innovate," states Victor Munoz. Victor Munoz & Mika Altidor, out of Winter Haven, Florida are tirelessly championing the importance of health during the pandemic. "People are not only getting sick but they are staying sick-things have to change and we will do anything it takes to spread the word", states Munoz a tireless advocate for allocating healthy resouces to all demographics. The baking duo, Munoz and Altidor, have been donating healthy foods to front-line workes and to the homeless.

The reach of the merrymakers extends to Atlanta, Georgia where businessmen Larry McDonald Jr and John Stulak have bypassed their day jobs to create a space of wisdom, with their internationally acclaimed podcast, The WizeGuys. McDonald and Stulak are garnering a grassroots following that is bringing hope to pandemic-weary listener who are yearning for a new perspective.

In addition, Lokun has enlisted experts such as mental health professional Tristin Hodges and holistic nutritionist, Tia Morell to be apart of this merrymaking coalition. "This is what dreams are made of…", states Morell of Circle Pines, Minnesota. "This time of year brings in quite a bit of seasonal depression and it is so important that people understand that their food choices directly impact their mental health". Morell continues, "I want to do my part in giving people the tools they need to start living a more fulfilling life".

Julie Lokun
Crown and Compass Coaching
+1 847-361-9518
email us here


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Even During Pandemic, New Year's Resolutions To Improve Health & Manage Weight Still Resonate–Though Not As Powerfully

Sales data shows people in a pandemic may not be as committed to New Year's resolutions.

Sales data shows people in a pandemic may not be as committed to New Year’s resolutions.

Catalina Data Also Reveals 40% Decline in Alcoholic Beverage Sales During "Dry January"

The data in our Buyer Intelligence Database provides a compelling look into how COVID-19 continues to impact shopper behaviors and purchase decisions.”

— Marta Cyhan, Catalina CMO

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, USA, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect shopping behavior nationwide, consumers still saw the beginning of the New Year as a chance to recommit to a new round of weight-loss and health-related resolutions, albeit without the same level of commitment demonstrated going into 2020, per buyer intelligence leader Catalina, which compared retail sales on a dollar basis for the first three weeks of 2021 to sales during the last half of December 2020, as well as to the same period a year ago.

During the first three weeks of Jan. 2021, sales of alcoholic beverages declined by 40% at grocery and drug stores across the U.S. compared to the last two weeks of Dec. 2020. While this likely underscores the continued popularity of “Dry January,” during which an estimated one third of American adults now pledge to give up drinking beer, wine and cocktails for the entire month, a year ago sales of alcoholic beverages had declined by 46% during the first three weeks of Jan. 2020 — showing how COVID-19 continues to impact shopper behaviors and purchase decisions.

Those categories with the largest sales increases likely due to New Year’s weight loss resolutions and/or a desire to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, included:

– Rice/Popcorn Cakes: +66% in 2021 vs. +74% in 2020
– Diet Measured Meals/Snack Bars: +62% in 2021 vs. +76% in 2020
– Frozen Dinner Entrees/Nutritional: +58% in 2021 vs. +76% in 2020
– Pediatric Nutritional Bars: +57% in 2021 vs. +73% in 2020
– Adult Nutrition Bars: +38% in 2021 vs. +46% in 2020
– Appetite Suppressants: +36% in 2021 vs. +34% in 2020

During the first three weeks of 2021, sales of oil & omega dietary supplements increased by 25% (compared to +26% in 2020), adult nutrition drinks increased by 26% (compared to +31% in 2020), and multivitamins grew by 20% (compared to +26% in 2020).

While Dry January has led to an overall 40% decline in total alcohol beverage sales through Jan. 23, 2021, some categories were impacted more than others. Notably, the decline in Jan. 2021 is not as sharp as Jan. 2020, which saw a drop of 46%:

– Spirits: -47% in 2021 vs. -53% in 2020
– Premixed Cocktails/Coolers: -45% in 2021 vs -57% in 2020
– Imported Beer/Ale: -37% in 2021 vs. -46% in 2020
– Alcoholic Ciders: -36% in 2021 vs. -45% in 2020
– Imported Table/Still Wine: -34% in 2021 vs. -39% in 2020
– Domestic Table/Still Wine: -32% in 2021 vs. -38% in 2020
– Domestic Beer/Ale: -29% in2021 vs. -35% in 2020

“The unprecedented repository of data in our Buyer Intelligence Database, which captures up to three years of purchase history and more than two billion Universal Product Codes that are scanned daily in the U.S., is like candy to our data scientists and advanced analytics teams. It allows them to segment appropriate shoppers and identify insights into their rapidly shifting behaviors so that our retail and brand customers can target and deliver the most relevant message to them when they’re looking for it – in real time,” said Catalina CMO Marta Cyhan.

About Catalina
Catalina is the market leader in shopper intelligence and highly targeted in-store, TV, and digital media that personalizes the shopper journey. Powered by the world’s richest real-time shopper database, Catalina helps CPG brands, retailers and agencies optimize every stage of media planning, execution and measurement to deliver $6.1 billion in consumer value annually. Catalina has no higher priority than ensuring the privacy and security of the data entrusted to the company and maintaining consumer trust. Catalina has operations in the United States, Costa Rica, Europe and Japan. To learn more, please visit www.catalina.com or follow us on Twitter @Catalina.

Wally Petersen
On Behalf of Catalina
+1 312-804-3475
wally@wrpcommunications.com


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Graduates From the “Hire Diverse Testers” Initiative Secure Jobs At Leading SaaS Companies

It has been exciting to see companies add black and brown tech professionals to their team, taking action against the “tech pipeline problem“ we’ve been passionately working to solve for many years.”

— Stacy Kirk

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Hire Diverse Testers Initiative, the brainchild of QualityWorks’ Consulting Group, an LA-Based Software Firm, successfully placed four testers into testing positions just two months after graduation. The four graduates who were hired by Criteria Corp and Equinox Media will continue mentorship with the QualityWorks team throughout their endeavors.

Through the first training program, the Hire Diverse Testers project has built a pool of talented testing professionals with a makeup of over 80% Black, 75% women, and 12% Latinx. After 2 months of intensive training and continuous mentorship, the newly-minted testers have pulled in great interest from corporations that are committed to diversifying their tech teams. QualityWorks is now calling for more companies that have open testing positions to move beyond performative action by filling their roles with highly qualified candidates from the program.

Interested recruiters and companies may email sales@qualityworkscg.com or sign up to learn more.

The initiative promises to provide project ready testers that have not only built core testing skills but also the fundamentals of agile, communication, collaboration. Candidates will also receive 6 months of customized technical mentorship by senior testers to meet the specific project needs of each company that joins the initiative. This eliminates the hassle of onboarding and significantly reduces the headache and high costs of a lengthy recruitment process.

About QualityWorks:
QualityWorks is an agile software consulting firm committed to the continuous delivery of high-quality software. We provide end-to-end software solutions that save our clients thousands in resource costs, decrease their time to market, and drive team and process optimization. Our services include custom software development and all aspects of software testing from functional to performance and penetration testing. Our unique value is that we are not just technical experts, we are also coaches who empower teams through process improvement training as well as Cybersecurity, QA, and DevOps coaching based on agile best practices. QualityWorks has trained more than 150 persons from diverse professional backgrounds to become sought-after software testing professionals over the last 10 years.

Madison Frilot
Anika PR
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madison@anikapr.com
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The Death of a Child Predator

Survivor / Author

What happens when a child predator dies? A victim's forthright response after decades of terror.

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

— Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

WASHINGTON D.C., USA, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — My first question when I received the call was, “When did she pass?” Knowing the date would seal her death—make it real and final. When I heard the answer, the corners of my mouth slowly lifted up. I had waited decades for that call. Wanting her life to be done – and the last piece of my physical and mental suffering to finally be over. Ninety-one years she took to pass. Today, it was finally over. My predator was dead. I looked at my husband and he knew “the day” had finally come. I was free. Free in a way I couldn’t be until she physically died.

The agony of daily sadistic abuse and attempts to end my life from six months to 17 years old drove me as a five-year child to the curb of my house. I hoped for a car to come by fast enough to jump in front of and end my life. I wanted peace and never to be touched again by my birth mother or her cohorts. I looked up into the huge blue sky. In my innocence I wondered, how big was it and who made it? Was there someone bigger than those who were hurting me?

Then, I heard a voice say, “This is not the plan I have for you. Suicide is not the answer.” I knew it was the voice of God though I barely knew who God was. At the age of five, how could I have known the word ‘suicide’ and understood what it meant? I trusted that voice.

Mercifully, no cars came by and I retreated to the garage. Leaning against the door, I was disappointed I had to go back inside. I cried out loud to that invisible voice, “If you keep me alive, I’ll do whatever you call me to do.” I had no idea how long the years would be or how much suffering I would endure. I simply believed that voice; that I had a purpose in life.

When a predator dies, there are residual effects. I have been processing the death of all the ugliness, the shame I spent decades resolving, and the pain of healing through faith, extensive therapy, and trial-by-life. The body has memories that can get triggered by unexpected images in movies or something somebody says. It can be devastating. For a victim, it is the unending paradox of wanting to be genuinely loved as a human being and not wanting anyone to get too close to cause you harm.

In order to survive, I had to mask those thoughts and memories. I wore a never-ending “game face” throughout multiple careers so no one would see my inner pain and shame. I wore that game face through an abusive first marriage and even at church. I wore it to hide the irreconcilable truth that my birth mother was a violent abuser, a monster.

My predator lurked in the shadows of my life. The terror she caused me continued even as she aged. I didn’t pray for her death. I left it to God. I wanted to close that horrific chapter in my life. All of the victims I have worked with share a common desire. They want their predator or predators locked up in jail – or dead.

My experience has enabled me to recognize that “mask” on many of the victims I have rescued. It is their protection, whether I have found them on the street or in a homeless shelter. I have been able to help many young victims “lift the mask” so they can see another way for their life. Finally, they have found someone they can genuinely trust.

For those of you blessed with a safe life, here is the depth of the violence caused by my birth mother, my primary sexual predator. She corralled my birth father, birth brother, and a few extended family members to cause me unspeakable suffering.

My first memory at 3 years old was of her chasing me through the house with a meat cleaver, screaming that she would cut me up if I touched her wallpaper. Years later, she locked me in my room for three months of summer allowing only dinner and bathroom breaks. Horrifying as that was, the worst was that she invited others to brutally physically, sexually and mentally abuse me. The last time she tried to choke me to death, I was 17.

Familial predators are a constant. You can’t escape them. They are your family. Their main focus is to use every opportunity to force their child victim into submission in every possible way. They control everything. They are protected by the fact that they share a bloodline.

My decades of experience working with victims of child abuse has shown that family members or others outside the home who suspect, will rarely speak up for the child. Familial abuse continues across the generations of a bloodline. The ivid memories of a brutally abused victim will take them back to the age they were when those violations occurred.

There is hope. Graham Greene said, “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” My life is committed to making sure that when the door opens, it leads to help, healing, and hope for child victims. One person can end abuse for a child. Be that person. Hurting an innocent child is never okay. If you or a child you know needs help, call 1-800-422-4453. Save a life.

Andi Buerger, JD is Founder of Beulah’s Place in Redmond, Oregon. She’s the author of A Fragile Thread of Hope: One Survivor’s Quest to Rescue, and Founder of Voices Against Trafficking. She is a sought-after international speaker and frequent guest on radio and television programs regarding the issue of human trafficking.

Blanquita Cullum
Cullum Communications
+1 703-307-9510
bqview@mac.com


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Travel CEO Bags World’s Best Travel CRM Software & Best Travel Agency Software at International Travel Awards

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Travel CEO wins World's Best Travel CRM Software at International Travel Awards 2020

The Best Travel CRM software takes travel agency business to next new heights”

— Karthik – Director, Travel CEO

BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The International Travel Awards by KSA is one of the most prestigious hospitality and tourism awards in the world. So, it is a matter of great pride to announce that Travel CEO is the winner for World’s Best Travel CRM Software & Best Travel Agency Software at the ITA 2020. The ITA recognises the best players in the hotel and travel industry, who have managed to win their clients’ hearts with top-quality, dedicated services.

The influence of the International Travel Awards is spread across every continent in over 120 countries. Each year, thousands of nominees vie for the highly-regarded trophy in more than 100 categories. The consumers and tourism industry professionals vote for the winners. So an ITA in one’s belt is a mark of the immovable trust gained over the years and the guarantee of world-class service to patrons and potential customers.

Travel CEO is a complete Travel Agency management software which is more Suitable for Travel Agents, Tour Operators and DMCs around the world. Over 15000+ travel companies are benefited from this masterpiece. The Travel CEO software is built with more than 10 vital features, every travel agents would love it such as Travel agency CRM software,  Tour Itinerary Builder, Travel Invoices, Credit / Debit Card Payments, Booking Workflow Management, Booking Task Automations , Clients Profile and Management, Supplier Contacts Management, Customer Payment Management, Supplier Payment System, Travel Accounting System, Graphical and Excel Reports and Appointment fixing System

This Best Travel CRM Software provides the best features at unbelievable lowest prices. Being cloud-based software, one can subscribe to the service any time at 0 set-up cost. There is no annual maintenance cost either. Users can sign up on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or yearly basis, so they get to take a trial before sign-up. Travel CEO only charges for software license and additional user sign-ups. This is the most reasonably priced tour operator software out there.

At Travel CEO, clients get a highly enriched platform for a business to expand on. The customer can store unlimited leads, contacts and bookings and also manages them alongside profits, itineraries and invoices, making regular reports and automated follow-ups. Best of all, no additional software is required. All a user must do is sign up, and then log in from the homepage with the username and password provided, and it is good to go! The whole team can then work efficiently from a unified, easy-to-use interface to take the business to great heights.

About Company: Travel CEO is leading travel agency CRM software providing top-of-the-line CRM services to travel agents and tourism companies all over the world. Its easy-to-use, cloud-based software expertly generates leads, manages CRM and organises business operations under one roof. It is greatly user-centric in approach, providing a range of services at the most competitive prices possible.

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KSA Software
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Everything Home Announces the Featured Arizona Partners of it's Socially Conscious Referral Network

Everything Home Talk Show, Podcast & Patriotic Purpose Driven Resource Platform

Everything Home Talk Radio Show, Podcast & Patriotic Purpose Driven Resource Platform | One Location For All The Information | The Ultimate Resource Platform Providing EVERYTHING You Need to Enhance the Quality of Your Life, Grow Your Business & Make a Difference

Everything Home Socially Conscious Referral Network are experts, entrepreneurs, professionals and purpose-driven people who share their stories, passions and provide real-life tangible takeaways.

Everything Home Socially Conscious Referral Network | Our Partners are experts, entrepreneurs, professionals and purpose-driven people who share their stories, passions and provide real-life tangible takeaways.

Everything Home Talk Radio Show & Podcast

Everything Home Talk Radio Show & Podcast | Good People, doing Good Business and Good Things!

These Good People, doing Good Business and Good Things are delivering the messages that matter to help Grow your business, Enhance your life & Make a difference

Our Partners' diverse range of expertise provides our audience with Everything they need to grow their business, enhance the quality of their life and make a difference!”

— Michele Swinick – Host & Founder of Everything Home

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Everything Home, the Talk Radio Show, Podcast and Patriotic Purpose Driven Resource Platform about "Life, Laughter and the Pursuit of Happiness," is proud to announce the featured Arizona Partners of it's Socially Conscious Referral Network. These purpose-driven businesses, nonprofits and people are passionate leaders in their niches, who strive to serve the community by making a difference in the lives of others.

Austin Peterson, Backbone Financial – financial planning; Barbara Kaplan, Design Dimensions – interior design; Brian Elam, Dream Biz Coaching – business coaching; Else Johnson, Else Johnson Coaching – personal coaching; Jason Bressler, Phoenix Metro Chamber Foundation – nonprofit serving "Vets-Pets & Kids"; Josh Grzywa, Deep Sea Valkyries – nonprofit healing Veterans; Kay McDonald, Charity Charms – custom branding and cause marketing; Preston Weekes, OperationsX – outsourcing and marketing; Randy Miller, WHEN – professional guidance for career, being and health; Shelby Busch, We the People AZ Alliance – political action committee keeping elected officials accountable and Taylor Wellman, Financial Potion – video marketing.

"Our Partners' diverse range of expertise provides our audience with everything they need to grow their business, enhance the quality of their life and make a difference," said Michele Swinick – The Queen of Quality Content – Host and Founder of Everything Home. "We're honored to have such incredible members of the Everything Home Socially Conscious Referral Network."

These individuals are just a sample of the 88 Partners currently showcased weekly on the Everything Home talk radio show and podcast. It's featured on BlogTalkRadio, NYC podcast network and several others. The show is LIVE every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12pm to 1pm MT with experts, entrepreneurs, professionals and purpose-driven people who share their stories, passions and provide real-life, tangible takeaways. Everything Home is a fast-moving, motivational and inspirational show filled with valuable information and mixed with a little entertainment. 5 guests with 7 minute segments each.

LISTEN LIVE HERE: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/everythinghome or catch the past podcast episodes on any of the major listening platforms.

ABOUT EVERYTHING HOME:
Everything Home is the transformational show and platform about "Life, Laughter and the Pursuit of Happiness" delivered by Good People, doing Good Business and Good Things! It's your trustworthy resource for sharing personal stories and quality content, conveyed with a hint of humor and a supersized side of sincerity. Why? To enhance the quality of your life, give you more professional, personal and financial freedom, and promote patriotism.

One Location, With 5 Programs, For All The Information | The Ultimate Resource Platform

Do you know an individual who might be an interesting guest? We're always looking to expand our Partnership network to deliver more topics, tips and messages that matter for our listeners. Please email Michele for more information.

ALL OF OUR LINKS, EPISODES & PROGRAMS: http://EverythingHomeAboutUs.com

Michele Swinick
Everything Home Patriotic Purpose Driven Resource Platform
+1 602-885-7607
michele@passionprojects.org
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