Sri Lanka’s Militarisation of COVID-19 Response

The President’s Team

Sri Lanka has an alleged war criminal heading its COVID-19 response, who served in the same army regiment as the President, raising questions about transparency, accountability and oversight.”

— Yasmin Sooka

JOHANESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, April 8, 2020 / — Accompanying Infographic

Johanesburg: The lack of civilian oversight over Sri Lanka’s militarised COVID-19 response raises some very serious human rights concerns, said the International Truth and Justice Project.

“Sri Lanka has an alleged war criminal heading its COVID-19 response, who served in the same army regiment as the President, raising questions about transparency, accountability and oversight,” said the ITJP’s Executive Director, Yasmin Sooka, herself under lockdown.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings, Agnes Callamard, has said that any measures taken to deal with the COVID-19 emergency should be guided by the principles of legality, proportion, precaution and non-discrimination. Appointing military personnel to manage the crisis without any civilian oversight does not bode well for Sri Lanka – nor does Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva specifically identifying those COVID-19 patients who are Muslims in public statements.

“Experienced professionals from the civil service should be in charge of coordinating complex public health and distribution issues, not the Army,” said Yasmin Sooka, “People’s lives are at stake as well as huge amounts of money and supplies that need to be equitably shared. It is essential that the public be allowed to question the response operation without being threatened with arrest. This crisis shouldn’t become an excuse to erode civil liberties yet further.”

Already there are clashes between medical professionals and the military over what the best public health measures should be. Even the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has expressed disappointment that the Government placed an Army commander in charge of the country’s overall COVID-19 Response.

The National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak
The Sri Lankan Government says all prevention and management of the COVID-19 virus outbreak and healthcare provisions and other public services are to be managed by this newly formed National Operation Centre. All other government officials should be available for the Centre to deploy .

However the National Operation Centre is headed by Sri Lanka’s Army Commander who is also acting Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva. Silva was publicly designated this year by the US State Department because of credible information of his involvement, through command responsibility, in gross violations of human rights, namely extrajudicial killings . Silva was appointed to this powerful COVID-19 role by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was his superior officer in the first battalion of the Gajaba Regiment in Matale during military operations to crush the second Sinhala youth insurgency in 1989 when hundreds disappeared in the area under their control. In 2008-9 when the US Government says Silva was allegedly involved in war crimes, he was receiving orders allegedly directly from Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was then secretary of defence.

Moreover the legal basis for this latest appointment is unclear as there is no gazette notification establishing the COVID-19 National Operation Centre, as for other COVID-19 entities . This raises the question of who in the civilian administration holds Shavendra Silva accountable, other than his friend the President who is himself ex military. Media conferences on the outbreak are dominated by Shavendra Silva who briefs on the quarantine situation .

Presidential Task Force On Food Supplies
This was gazetted by the President in March to ensure the supply of food to the nation during the crisis. In a detailed analysis the Centre for Policy Alternatives commented that“the mandate and powers assigned to the Task Force are much wider in scope and range from ensuring the supply of essential goods and services to providing relief measures to vulnerable groups of society” . The Task Force is also headed by the President’s unelected brother Basil Rajapaksa and contains a large number of retired military officials close to the President (including from his Gajaba Regiment) also implicated in the 2009 war in Sri Lanka, which saw widespread violations of international law by the Army.

The appointment of military officers to key public roles has been controversial – for example Major General Vijitha Ravipriya’s appointment as Director General of Customs was opposed by the customs trades unions who said this job should not go to a retired army officer with no experience of civil administration but to a civil servant from their own department . The President’s secretary, P. B. Jayasundera, alleged the reason for appointing a military officer was to curb corruption. Shockingly, in 2008 Jayasundera himself, had to step down as Treasury Secretary over allegations that he was responsible for the unlawful sale of a revenue-producing public asset at an artificially low price to a private corporation but a year later was reinstated by then President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, brother of the current President .

In addition, the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority is Major General (Retired) D.M.S. Dissanayaka (Shantha Dissanayake ), also from the President’s Gajaba Regiment, was caught on camera recently threatening a vendor profiteering during the COVID19 disaster, saying “I will pulversie your ears” . Moreover, the Committee of Inquiry into the Prison Incident Welikada in 2012 recommended charging Dissanayake under Section 162 of the Sri Lankan Penal Code for his alleged involvement in the Welikada Jail massacre in which 27 prisoners were killed, along with Gotabaya Rajapaksa . Neither was charged.

COVID19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa established this Fund on 23 March to collect direct deposits and donations from organisations and individual donors . On 7 April, the fund stood at SL. Rs. 420m (US $ 2.2m).The President’s website says more details can be obtained from Mr. K.B. Egodawela, Director General Administration. Egodawela is a retired military officer and previously a co-accused in the Avant Garde corruption case with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa but released from the charges two months ago, after he had already been apointed the President’s Chief of Staff .

Calls for Civilian Oversight
Twenty leading trade unions representing the public sector workforce recently wrote to the President calling on him to bring COVID-19 prevention under a civil authority. In a joint statement on 18 March they said:
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Fred Latsko Helps Supply Food to the Homeless & Hungry Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Owner of Blue Door Kitchen & Garden and Chicago q, Fred Latsko aims to help support others through this time of uncertainty.

CHICAGO , ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2020 / — Fred Latsko is pleased to announce that Blue Door Kitchen & Garden and Chicago q will be providing hot meals to the homeless and hungry on Thursday, April 9th to Easter Sunday, April 12th at specific times.

The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on the global economy and has left individuals and businesses struggling to respond. Amid this new reality, many homeless shelters have been temporarily shut down, leaving those in need without access to necessities.

"Before the quarantine, the homeless had a place to go each day of the week to receive a warm meal. However, with many of the shelters now closed, there are many days where they have nowhere to go." states Fred Latsko, "We are hoping to pick these days up until the crisis is over and the shelters reopen."

As a result Fred Latsko and his dedicated team have responded and both restaurants will be serving hot meals at the following times:

Chicago q – Thursday, April 9th: 4pm to 8pm and Saturday, April 11th: 12pm to 6pm

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden – Friday, April 10th: 4pm to 8pm and Sunday, April 12th: 12pm to 6pm

Chicago q is located 1160 N Dearborn Street and Blue Door 52 W Elm Street.

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About Fred Latsko:

Fred Latsko is the owner and CEO of Latsko Interests, Chicago's premier full-service real estate development, and management company. With over 20 years of professional experience, Fred's primary focus is on properties located in major urban markets including, office and retail spaces, apartment rentals, restaurants, and industrial buildings. As a savvy business professional, Fred is always searching for new opportunities.

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Together Omaha Partners with Karen Sokolof Javitch To Distribute Free Educational CD’s For Home Schooling

Karen Sokolof Javitch at her piano

Karen Sokolof Javitch at her piano

Educational CD's to be released for HomeSchoolers

OMAHA, NEBRASKA, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2020 / — Omaha, Ne
April 7, 2020
For Immediate release
Andy Greenberg
Together Omaha Partners with Karen Sokolof Javitch To Distribute Free Educational CD’s For Home Schooling

(Omaha, NE) Mike Hornacek President and CEO of Together Omaha and Karen Sokolof Javitch, founder of JMP Productions jointly announced today that 600 educational, exercise and entertaining CD’s will be included in their food distribution program.

“We know how difficult it is for children to stay healthy and educated in “normal” times and now with home schooling and on-line education we are grateful to Karen for donating her music that will supplement their lessons and at the same time provide an entertaining experience.” commented Mike Hornacek. “Families all over Omaha are experiencing the anxiety and heartache of this crisis. The sudden loss of one income as unemployment rises, high unexpected medical bills—these things can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time.”

“I included my Math, Baby and Toddler, exercise and children’s music along with a Tribute to Omaha’s Chuck Pennington and a Special CD featuring the hidden singing talent of many famous Nebraska personalities” Ms. Javitch explained. “Many songs have been featured on TV and radio stations around the country.”

Together Omaha works to provide necessary resources to those experiencing homelessness and poverty in the Omaha and surrounding communities. Last year, there were over 42,000 people needing assistance through the Nourish Program and Choice Food Pantry, and the Horizons Program housed 96 households that were previously homeless and living in emergency shelters.

Karen has written and produced 15 CD's covering love, marriage, kids, exercise, education, teens and in case things do not work out, a Divorce CD. Karen's 4 musicals have been featured around the country in schools and theatres, her music has been in 3 TV shows and 2 movies as well. Through her music, she has raised over $350,000 for various charities. Her company JMR Productions is based in Omaha NE.

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17.9 Billion Reasons Consumer-Response TV Advertising is Here to Stay

A new study finds that $17.9 billion of national ad spending last year went to TV commercials that ask consumers to take action – visiting a website or calling

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, April 8, 2020 / — A new study finds that $17.9 billion of national ad spending last year went to TV commercials that ask consumers to take action, such as by visiting a website or going to an app store.

“Last year was another year of growth for the industry. That said, we’re definitely seeing an overall decline in recent weeks due to Covid-19. While we expect to see a downturn overall in advertising expenditures for 2020, we are seeing sectors of the industry actually increasing spend during this time.” said Joseph Gray, CEO of DRMetrix. “To help measure more recent impacts to the industry, we have created a television frequency tracking page on our website to provide insights on which sectors of the industry are increasing/decreasing frequency on national television.”

One of the biggest drivers of consumer-response advertising’s 2019 growth were Web and mobile-based companies that have discovered the power of offline media such as television, Gray explained. Between 2015 and 2019, network-television spending by such companies has averaged 26 percent annual growth. Some of these advertisers are also discovering the measurability and power of longer formats ranging from 45 to 180 seconds to drive higher levels of consumer engagement and response. In the last two years, Pharmaceutical advertisers have been the driving force behind the growth of 45, 75, and 180 second commercials.

For its analysis, DRMetrix monitored 130 national networks using state-of-the-art automated content recognition (ACR) and counted all ads that included a phone number, web address, mobile SMS code or app store logo from Apple or Google.

“We keep track of where these advertisers are spending down to the network, daypart, and program level and we share this information with the industry to help everyone be more successful,” Gray explained.

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Flick Fusion and VinSolutions Partner to Deliver Video Communications via VinSolutions Connect CRM

Video solution helps dealers stay connected at a social distance

Though there are a large number of stand-alone video communication options, most owners and General Managers would prefer that their communications—including video—originate from their CRM”

— Tim James, COO, Flick Fusion

URBANDALE, IA, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2020 / — To help dealers win the battle with social distancing, VinSolutions has selected Flick Fusion’s Smart Flicks platform to deliver integrated video communications to auto dealership customers via VinSolutions Connect CRM and the Connect CRM mobile app. The collaboration makes it easier for dealership staff to capture and share videos from within their existing CRM system – a capability that is more important than ever in today’s unprecedented climate. In turn, this enhanced ability to engage and inform car shoppers helps propel the buying process while expanding opportunities to make customer connections both in and outside the showroom.

“Video communication has a powerful impact on the automotive shopper and is proven to increase appointments, shows, and sales. Though there are a large number of stand-alone video communication options, the fact is that most owners and General Managers would prefer that all of their communications—including video—originate from their CRM,” said Tim James, COO at Flick Fusion. “Full integration of our video communication products with VinSolutions Connect CRM provides dealerships with a platform to easily create, store, and deliver a powerful video experience that is more informative and engaging than any other form of communication.”

“When customers contact a dealership, they’re looking for comprehensive information and videos are the most effective way to meet this need,” said Chase Abbott, vice president of sales at VinSolutions. “Flick Fusion’s video platform allows dealership staff to deliver a highly personalized and immersive customer experience, which ultimately drives more engagement, lead conversions and sales.”

Connect CRM customers will be able to upload or create new personalized video content and access a library of pre-populated new model vehicle videos to send out to their customers from within their CRM. A dealership’s inventory videos can also be pre-populated into the library and, with the Connect Mobile app, salespeople can capture live walkaround vehicle inventory videos to send in response to lead inquiries.

“With the constant change we’re seeing, communicating to our customers quickly and easily is a must. Our partnership with Flick Fusion and VinSolutions gives every member of our team the ability to use videos to answer questions, do deep dive vehicle walk arounds, or communicate important messages so our customers get the individualized attention they expect from the comfort of their own home,” said Erich Black, general manager at Gulf Auto Direct. “The availability of communication records for every shopper profile and real-time reporting is really important from an accountability standpoint and enables us to identify which messages really make a difference.”

For additional resources on how to adjust processes and to take advantage of a variety of tools on offer to help dealerships thrive in these uncertain times, visit To learn more about Flick Fusion, contact or call 515-333-4337.

About VinSolutions
As the provider of Connect CRM, a leading dealership customer relationship management system, VinSolutions helps more than 5,000 dealers make every connection count. VinSolutions products integrate dealership systems, processes and tools to deliver a single view of the customer across the business – so dealers can focus on building relationships throughout the sales cycle. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Mission, Kansas, VinSolutions fosters dealership success by providing a fully customizable suite of solutions, including equity mining, market pricing and desking tools, combined with the continuous, personal support of a designated Performance Manager. VinSolutions is OEM certified by every major manufacturer and is Autosoft, CDK, Reynolds & Reynolds and Dealertrack DMS certified.

About Flick Fusion
Flick Fusion offers a full-solution video hosting, marketing and distribution platform to automotive and other inventory-based industries. The platform delivers automated, integrated and rule/behavior-based, including geo-targeted, video content in real-time, across multiple touchpoints and throughout the entire purchase cycle.

Flick Fusion makes it easy for dealers to create desktop and mobile-friendly vehicle inventory videos, video email and customer engagement videos such as testimonials, service department overviews and more. Videos are proven to capture more buyers' attention, advance organic SEO rankings, generate leads and increase conversion rates. The Flick Fusion system builds emotional value and customer loyalty for more than 3,500 brands and preferred partners.

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Successful Investor Randal Gindi Announces Academic Scholarship Campaign

Randal Gindi has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of COVID-19 and wishes to provide financial aid to those currently pursuing higher learning.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2020 / — Entrepreneur and Lead Investor of various real estate projects, Randal Gindi, is pleased to announce the launch of his Academic Scholarship Campaign for students pursuing formal education in the United States or Canada.

With the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are struggling to remain financially stable, and while post-secondary institutions are now operating remotely, students will still need to make regular tuition payments.

Therefore, Randal is looking to help students alleviate the financial burden that comes with obtaining formal education.
To apply, individuals must complete an online application and submit a 750-word essay detailing how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted their daily life and what steps they are taking to remain safe during this quarantine. Randal also requires students to provide an idea to help encourage other individuals to stay at home during this time.

Randal will be awarding three scholarships in total, in the amounts of $500, $750, and $1,500 USD.
Candidates must submit proof of enrollment, alongside all required documentation. No program restrictions apply.
The official launch date of Randal’s scholarship is set to sometime in late April and the program is expected to run until the end of June. Applicants will have until June to complete the application process. For more information on the Randal Gindi Academic Scholarship Campaign and to apply, please visit:

About Randal Gindi

Randal Gindi obtained his bachelor's degree from New York University before entering the business landscape. After acquiring years of experience from working at his father's retail store and partnering with his brother in the operation of a health and beauty aids business, Randal eventually ventured out on his own and began investing. Now a successful real estate investor, Randal is always looking for new opportunities, and attributes much of his success to hard work and his keen eye for market trends.

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Global Heart Disease Insurance Market 2020 Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Sales, Trends, Supply, Forecast 2026

Heart Disease Insurance

Heart Disease Insurance adds “Global Heart Disease Insurance Market Size, Status and Forecast 2020-2026” reports to its database.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, April 8, 2020 / — Heart Disease Insurance Market:

Executive Summary

The assessment of the Heart Disease Insurance market has been done in this recently published report. The growth track record has been maintained with the potential to set the global market at a certain level at a global level. The real-time market scenario has also been represented for understanding the demographic changes that took place in the recent layers. This report provides the scope of the market and a brief overview of the definition and description of the product or service. The various aspects of the market have also been explored relating to the market players whilst showing their maximum growth. The potential factors that can take the market forward have also been mentioned in the report.

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The basic dynamics of the Heart Disease Insurance market has been presented in the report. A number of data and figures have been calculated and numerous volume tr ends have also been scrutinized. A number of potential growth factors, risks, restraints, challenges, market developments, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses have been highlighted in the report. Various other latent factors impacting the market have also been mentioned.

Regional description

The global Heart Disease Insurance market has been analyzed and proper study of the market has been done on the basis of all the regions in the world. Apart from this, the utilization of the product or service is anticipated to boost the market growth in the coming years. The regions as listed in the report include Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, North America, South, and Central America, Latin America and Africa. All these regions have been studied in-depth and the prevalent trends and various opportunities are also mentioned in the market report.

Method of research

With the aim of providing an analysis of the Heart Disease Insurance market, the research team has conducted extensive research by adopting various parameters such as Porter’s Five Force Model and SWOT analysis to understand the details of the Heart Disease Insurance market. The in-depth study of the market will help to identify the growth factors such as market revenue, demand, and supply of the product or service.

Key players

China Life Insurance
Ping An Insurance
China Pacific Insurance
Legal & General
New China Life Insurance
Prudential plc
Dai-ichi Life Group
Sun Life Financial
Huaxia life Insurance
Liberty Mutual

Table of Contents

1 Report Overview

2 Global Growth Trends by Regions

3 Competition Landscape by Key Players

4 Breakdown Data by Type (2015-2026)

5 Heart Disease Insurance Breakdown Data by Application (2015-2026)

6 North America

7 Europe

8 China

9 Japan

10 Southeast Asia

11 India

12 Central & South America

13 Key Players Profiles

14 Analyst's Viewpoints/Conclusions

15 Appendix


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Recall Masters Supports its Auto Dealers with Special COVID-19 Response Kit to Help Handle Service Customers

For stores that remain in operation, we are here to help. We've received some optimistic feedback from certain programs which are now available to our dealers at no additional cost”

— Dan Beres, Managing Partner at Recall Masters.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA, USA, April 8, 2020 / — Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall data, technology, and communications, today announced the launch of a special COVID-19 Response Kit at no cost for its auto dealer clients. The kit is designed to help improve the handling of service customers and recalls at this time.

“It appears that, as a country, we're moving past the immediate response to the COVID-19 outbreak and settling into a new normal for the next 30-60 days, if not longer. While the impact is unique to each dealer and local market, we stand united in supporting consumers who continue to rely on their local dealership for vehicle service. For stores that remain in operation, we are here to help. We've received some optimistic feedback from certain programs which are now available to our dealers at no additional cost,” said Dan Beres, Managing Partner at Recall Masters.
The Recall Masters COVID-19 Response Kit is offered at no additional cost to all current auto dealer clients and any stores within a group where one or more stores is a client. It includes the following:

• MarketSMART Reports: These reports identify recalled vehicles on independent lots. Because sales have come to a standstill, Recall Masters has found that independents are now very receptive to vehicles being serviced by a franchised dealer. For a limited time, Recall Masters is making these reports available at no cost to its clients and all stores within the store’s group.

• Group Inventory Batch Upload Reports: These reports identify recalled vehicles sitting on lots of a dealers’ sister stores. For a limited time, if a dealer provides the VINs in its group's used car inventory, Recall Masters will check them for open recalls and return a report detailing which vehicles are affected by a recall.

• COVID-19 Response Communication Campaign: In addition, Recall Master is offering a special COVID-19 Response Communication Campaign at no cost to its auto dealer clients. Dealers must fill out a questionnaire profile of their COVID-19 operations, and Recall Masters will coordinate communication with consumers who require vehicle servicing and repair (see sample email here).

Recall Masters dealers who are interested in a special COVID-19 RESPONSE communication campaign at no cost can click here.

Recall Masters has also drafted a best practices guide for using these tools, along with suggested call scripts, which can be accessed at

“With staff cutbacks, many dealerships lack the resources to craft and distribute important updates to customers. And a key part of any workable solution right now is effective customer communications. At the best of times, recall customers can be upset about an existing recall, especially if their vehicle is now unsafe and a threat to them and their family. Add the threat of COVID-19 and the fear is even greater. It is vital to communicate with these customers correctly to help soothe any fears. For example, let them know you are adhering to all CDC guidelines and offering additional vehicle disinfection at vehicle drop-off and return at no cost to the customer,” Beres stated. “We expect the majority of our customers to take advantage of this opportunity, so please be patient while we confirm your participation. If you don’t receive a response within 24 hours, please email and we will call you immediately,” Beres added.

Recall Masters provides recall solutions directly, and through strategic partnerships, to more than 3,000 dealerships nationwide. Also, two auto manufacturers, BMW of North America (BMWNA), and Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) are contracted with Recall Masters to assist with boosting recall completion rates for select dealerships in key US markets.

Any Recall Masters dealers interested in the COVID-19 Response Kit can call their representative or send an email to

About Recall Masters:

Recall Masters is the leading provider of automotive recall data, technology, and communications, dedicated to helping automakers and their dealers expedite the repair of recalled vehicles and make the roadways safer for everyone. Greater recall awareness and proactive recall management help automakers protect their brand and build trusting relationships between automotive dealers, rental car agencies, auto auctions and consumers alike. Recall Masters is a privately held company based in Laguna Hills, CA. To learn more about Recall Masters and comprehensive recall management, please call 888.651.4480, email or visit

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Spotlights Shanthi Nadesalingam of Shanthi Ki Yoga to be Featured on Close Up Radio

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2020 / — Some of the deepest and most effective healing is not found at a doctor’s office or a hospital, but rather from inside ourselves.

Shanthi Nadesalingam is a certified Yoga instructor, Zen Wellness Medical Qigong Instructor, Mindset coach and founder of Shanthi Ki Yoga, where she utilizes the wisdom of the ancient principles of Qigong and Yoga to help clients increase flexibility, mobility and stability, overcome anxiety and depression, reduce workplace stress and achieve health goals.

“Today, more so than ever, with social media, we are so connected with the outer world that we have lost the connection with our inner world; and unless we connect with ourselves first, we will never really know what’s best for us. We will continue to be influenced by our external environment, opinions of our family members, friends, colleagues, TV, News, and Social Media. Your body is constantly communicating with you; unless you stop and deeply connect your true authentic self, you will never what’s true and right for you; and see it as it is – not better, not worse.”

Combining Qigong poses with Yoga sequence flows brings deeper awareness to one’s physical, emotional and energetic body. Shanthi teaches her own style of Ki-Yoga sequences that integrate flows of energy bringing about clarity, inner peace and tranquility.

“Yoga focuses on the mind and spirituality. The physical poses help the practitioner focus on mental stability and eventually with the intention of quieting the mind and finding inner peace. The foundation of any practice, martial, medical or spiritual is built on energy and awareness. Qigong practice is the cultivation of energy and awareness.”

According to yogic principles, we have five bodies, also known as “layers of existence”; physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual. When we’re out of balance, we’re not nourishing one or more of these bodies. That’s why having the tools to work with to bring a balance to each of these bodies is so critical.

“Your subconscious mind is your ally in manifesting all possibilities,” says Shanthi. “The mind that created the problem cannot create the solution. You have to reach a higher mind. Through my online coaching program, I teach you how to tap into your higher mind; find, clear and neutralize subconscious blocks that are keeping you in a stuck-cycle, find life–long solutions to your problems, and leave you feeling empowered. Healing is fast, easy and pain free and you don’t have to spend years in therapy.”

Shanthi’s story is one of self-transformation, from chronic emotional and physical pain to a joyful journey of balance and self-mastery. She offers her clients the same opportunity.

“I'm proud of my achievements because I invested in tools for personal development and self-improvement, used the tools to transform myself and have turned my pain into my passion, providing the same tools to help others,” says Shanthi. “I can't imagine where I would be without it.”

Close Up Radio will feature Shanthi Nadesalingam in an interview with Jim Masters on April 10th at 3pm EDT.

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If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389

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Legacy Health Endowment Offers Parents Free Guide to Social Media while Staying Home with Children

Parents Free Guide to Social Media While Staying Home With Children


April 8, 2020

Jeffrey Lewis

Legacy Health Endowment Offers Parents Free Guide to Social Media while Staying Home with Children

TURLOCK, CA – Is your child using their extra time spent indoors as extra screen time? Legacy Health Endowment (LHE) reveals that learning a new Tik-Tok dance everyday while staying indoors might do more harm than good to your child’s mental health. Luckily for parents, LHE has created a free social media guide to keep them in the know while staying home with their children. The guide is called PARENTS – What You Wish You Knew: A Quick Guide to the Basics of Social Media (and the Potential Risks for Children and Teens). As families stay inside, an increased amount of people are on social media, especially children. The guide provided by LHE aims to help guardians protect their child’s mental health at home during this time, and how to best navigate the most popular smartphone applications available to almost all ages.

According to studies conducted by Pew Research Center, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms amongst teens. Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online “almost constantly.” Legacy Health Endowment aims to arm parents with a tool to protect their children’s mental health when it comes to social media.

“Now, more than ever, it is extremely important for parents to utilize this resource while staying home with their children. What You Wish You Knew is a fantastic tool to help parents and guardians during this stressful time. We created the guide to help parents better understand the warnings of the most popular social media apps, including action steps you can take to protect your children’s mental health. More information is coming out arguing that there is a correlation between the increased use of social media and poor behavioral health. With children at home, and limited activities other than social media to occupy their time, educating parents and guardians on this topic is imperative to children’s mental health,” Jeffrey Lewis, President and CEO of LHE, says.

The guide has received numerous endorsements from national and local professionals including Collin Kartchner, TEDx speaker and founder of Save the Kids, a nationwide movement helping people, both young and old, rise above the negative effects of social media and screen-addiction

Kartchner stated “Parenting today in this digital age can be a daunting thought, but parents need to stop being afraid of the tech their kids use and get into their world! If your child is on social media apps, you need to be there too. Educate yourself on their world, the apps they use, and research the pros and cons of each. If you stay up on the apps your kids use, have courageous conversations with them about what they use them for, what they see, and let them know you are there to guide them through making good decisions with their tech use, parents can save their kids from years of heartache.”

“This social media guide will be a great resource for parents in helping understand how various social media outlets operate and the potential impact on their child’s behavioral health,” Dr. Sunita Saini MD FAAP, a California-based, Board Certified Pediatrician, says.

“As a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, I recommend that parents and caregivers carefully review this document and develop their own family media plan for their children. Too much access to social media and media, in general, can mean that children don’t have enough time during the day to play, study, communicate in person with others, or even sleep. The idea is to balance media use, and for parents to understand the consequences of their inactions,” Dr. Sunita says.

More endorsements can be found on the second page of the guide. The entire guide can be viewed and downloaded at at no cost.

About Legacy Health Endowment:
Legacy Health Endowment is a nonprofit healthcare grantmaking foundation that works solely within Merced and Stanislaus Counties in the California Central Valley. LHE is not a hospital or healthcare services provider. To learn more, please visit

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