Shirley Brannon of Doc’s Truck Center to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, November 22, 2018 / — There are countless mechanic shops in every community catering to people who urgently need to fix their vehicles. But not every repair service is trustworthy and as skilled as we hope and can wreak havoc on our cars and our pockets. One of the best mechanic shops is in West Virginia run by an exceptionally skilled woman who is showing how in industry dominated by mostly men a female can outshine even her toughest male counterparts.

Shirley Brannon is the owner of Doc’s Truck Center, an outstanding truck and car repair facility.

“I learned my mechanical skills from my father who was a top rate auto mechanic,” says Shirley. “In our shop we have a very strong maintenance plans for all vehicles and we don’t only fix trucks we do cars as well. We can do anything that’s got a motor.”

After Shirley’s Dad passed away she continued to carry on his legacy taking charge of the entire operation of the business and exemplifying how she skillfully handles the automotive industry with ease and effortlessness. A modified state inspector, she also oversees employees and handles all the fast paced day to day operation of the business.

“I’m extremely prideful of our top notch customer service and how we go over and above to satisfy each and every customer,” says Shirley. “We perform every single service here but very inexpensively as compared to our competitors. I am extremely affordable especially for older folks and my clients become like my family.”

Shirley is also the inventor of Garage Buddies and The Easy Bulb/Clamp Light Bulb an is working on various exciting projects.

Shirley not only credits her father for teaching her the necessary skills to run a remarkable shop, but also attributes her success to a key figure in her life, a gentleman by the name of Rodney Patrick who has been her mentor and has helped enlighten, inspire her, and filled the void from her dad’s passing. It is her strong belief that everyone should have a mentor who can motivate and help them achieve success.

“I start my day ready to serve my customers to the highest standards,” says Shirley. “I absolutely love my business and I can’t imagine any other work I would rather be doing.”

Customers show their appreciation by years of loyalty and bringing her baskets of food and delectable desserts like donuts.

“We are a small tight knit community working cohesively together,” says Shirley. “I encourage everyone on earth to aspire to reach your goals. Dreams do come true. No matter how tough or challenging the road ahead may be just continue to preserve and you can make anything happen.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Shirley Brannon in an interview with Doug Lewellyn on Monday November 26th at 3 p .m. EST.

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Sri Lanka’s Political Crisis: International Community's Role in Exacting Accountability & Resolving Tamil Question: TGTE

"International community, which rushed to try to solve the current political crisis, should expand its focus to address the plight of Tamils"

This current crisis has permanently shut any possibility of solving the Tamil political question through Constitutional means within the existing Sri Lankan political framework.”

— Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, November 22, 2018 / —

As the two main Sinhala political parties, the United National Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) clash over whose political party captures the Prime Minister’s post and whether the dissolution of Parliament is legal or not, the plight of the Tamil people, who suffered mass atrocities amounting to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, continues to confront a dire future. The international community,which rushed to try to solve the current political crisis, should expand its focus to address the plight of Tamils, to include establishing measures, to prevent future mass atrocities,to bring justice for past international crimes to bear, and to push for a permanent political solution that reflects the political aspirations of the Tamil People.

After all the hope built up through the promises of the 2015 Good Governance coalition, it is now clear that these promises were nothing more than an effort to deflect pressure for a transformative change and that no Sinhalese-dominated party is willing or able to provide real relief to the Tamils. As happened with Kumaratunge in 1994, with Wickremesinghe during the 2001 ceasefire, and with Rajapaksa in 2009, Sri Lankan governments promise transformation and deliver little. Tamils remember all of these occasions.


Promises for a constitutionally-guaranteed devolution initiative came to an end with the current crisis, when the two partners in the government split, resulting in the President dismissing the Prime Minister.

Since independence, the Tamil National Question has been treated by the main Sinhala political parties, namely the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP), as a political weapon to wield against each other to capture power. When late PM S.W.R.D. Bandaranayke signed a pact in 1957 with the late Tamil leader Mr. S.J.V. Chelvanayagam (Banda-Chelva Pact), the leader of the United National Party (UNP) marched against it. And the Pact was torn up. Similarly, when the UNP’s late Prime Minister Dudley Senanayakaye entered into an agreement in 1965 with Mr. S.J.V. Chelvanayagam (Dudley-Chelva Pact), the SLFP opposed it. And the Pact was torn up.

The ethnocratic nature of the Sri Lankan state, in which the Sinhalese Buddhists form a majority and vote as a block on issues to do with other communities, facilitated this failure to solve the Tamil National Question. When the new coalition government formed in 2015 between the Sri Lankan Freedom Party and the United National Party, with the promise of “good governance”— was hailed as a panacea to the Tamil National Question, some were skeptical. It was stated that the alliance between the two main parties would secure the two-thirds majority necessary to change the constitution, and also provide support for the required nationwide referendum to bring constitutional changes to address the Tamil National Question.

The government eventually proposed constitutional amendments which fell far short of satisfying Tamil political aspirations. The constitutional amendments were to be submitted to the Parliament on November 7th to embark on the process of their enactment. This issue was reflected in a President’s statement after he removed the Prime Minister. The President stated that he will never allow a Federal Constitution or allow the merger of the Tamil ‘areas of historical habitation’ of the Northern and Eastern provinces as called for in the 1987 Indo-Sri Lanka Accord and in Sri Lanka’s current constitution. “These two will only happen on my dead body”, said the President. Senior SLFP leaders echoed the President by making statements that there was an attempt to split the country.

This current crisis has permanently shut any possibility of solving the Tamil political question through Constitutional means within the existing Sri Lankan political framework. This follows the pattern of unilaterally abrogating power—sharing agreements between Tamil leaders and the Sri Lankan Government since 1957. The latest development also clearly indicates that,even if the main Sinhala parties come together ostensibly to solve the Tamil political question, the effort will fail.

Even if Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe is restored as the Prime Minister, with the present acrimony between the UNP and SLFP, there is no way that both parties will work together and maintain a two-thirds majority to address any important issues on the Tamil National Question. Even when India intervened and tried to address the Tamil National Question, taking the Sri Lankan government as a partner in the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord, the effort also failed. There was hope that with outside pressure again starting in 2015, there would be more success, but that has shown to be a false hope. The above demonstrates that the government of Sri Lanka cannot be a partner in any initiative to resolve the Tamil National Question.

• The main question is how is the Tamil political question going to be permanently solved?

• Is it time to consider international mechanisms used to bring peace to other global conflicts, like holding a Referendum to find the wishes of the Tamils through a peaceful and democratic means?


The other victim of this current crisis is the accountability for mass atrocities committed against Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government. According to the UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka, around 70 thousand Tamils were killed during the final six months of the war that ended in May 2009 and hundreds of Tamil women were sexually assaulted by Sri Lankan Security Forces. There are around 90 thousand single Tamil women head of household (most are war widows), facing numerous challenges since the war ended in 2009. Sri Lanka has the second highest number of disappearances in the world according to the UN. The fate of thousands who surrendered ten years ago along with their families (including babies and children)is still unknown.

The UN Human Rights Council passed two Resolutions, 30/1 and 34/1,to secure accountability. Sri Lanka co-sponsored Resolution 34/1 in 2016, which gave a two-year extension to fulfil its commitments, especially the establishment of a hybrid court including international judges and prosecutors. The Sri Lankan government not only took no meaningful steps to fulfil its obligations, but also its President and former Prime Minister have repeatedly and clearly stated that they will not fulfill their obligations. There is no need to address the position of the present purported Prime Minister, Mr. Rajapaksa, with respect to the accountability process. Whether Mr. Rajapaksa remains in power or not, the mere fact that President Sirisena has appointed him as Prime Minister clearly shows that the President is not a partner in the accountability process.

The two year extension given to Sri Lanka to fulfill its commitments under the UN Resolution is coming to an end in March 2019. Sri Lanka is on the agenda of the UN Human Rights Council Session of March 2019. Now that Sri Lanka has not only failed to fulfil its commitment to the UNHRC, but its leaders have clearly stated that they will not fulfil their commitments:

• What should the UNHRC do in the March 2019 Session?

• Is it time for the UNHRC to refer Sri Lanka to international criminal mechanisms or to the International Criminal Court (ICC)? Is it time for the General Assembly to establish an international, impartial and independent mechanism to preserve evidence and protect the witnesses?


The international community has a moral obligation to address the Tamil National Question since it acted like an Ostridge during the mass atrocities committed against the Tamils in 2009. The international community has a contractual obligation to assist the Tamils to fashion a permanent political resolution since the Tamils cast their ballots in support of the “good governance” coalition pursuant to the promise/hope given to them by the international community that their political resolution will be met. The credibility and the integrity of the UN System also warrants it.

The active engagement by the international community to solve the current political crisis should also expand to address solving the Tamil political question, preventing future mass atrocities, and bringing justice those who have committed international crimes against Tamils. Traditional justice as well as transitional justice demand it.

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran
Prime Minister
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

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Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected Government of a million strong Tamils (from the island of Sri Lanka) living in several countries around the world. TGTE was formed after the mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government in 2009.

TGTE twice held internationally supervised elections among Tamils around the world to elect 132 Members of Parliament. It has two champers of Parliament: The House of Representatives and Senate and a Cabinet.

TGTE is leading a campaign to realize Tamils’ political aspirations through peaceful, democratic and diplomatic means. The Constitution of the TGTE mandates that it should realize its political objective only through peaceful means.

The Prime Minister of TGTE is Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, a New York based lawyer.

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Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka faced repeated mass killings in 1958, 1977, and 1983 and the mass killings in 2009 prompted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a Panel of Experts to report on the scale of the killings.

According to UN internal review report on Sri Lanka, over 70,000 Tamils were killed in six months in early 2009 and Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by the Sri Lankan Security forces. There are over 90,000 Tamil war widows and thousands of Tamils disappeared due the conflict.

According to this UN report, the killings and other abuses that took place amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Independent experts believe that there are elements of these abuses that constitute an act of genocide.

Members of the Sri Lankan security forces are almost exclusively from the Sinhalese community and the victims are all from the Tamil community. A Buddhist Monk shot and killed a Sri Lankan Prime Minister 1959 for having talks with Tamils.

Tamils overwhelmingly voted in a Parliamentary election in 1977 to establish an independent and sovereign country called Tamil Eelam. This Parliamentary election was conducted by the Sri Lankan Government.

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Kotstantin Balakiryan: California fires: Shovels or hydrogen capsules against wild fires

Prof. Balakiryan: In the fight against forest fires, we need to use the latest achievements of science and technology. These primarily include hydrogen capsules

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA, November 21, 2018 / — Of the tens thousand photographs from California, tearing at the heart of any normal person, I chose this one because it is clearly demonstrates our helplessness in the face of these horrific disasters. Look at what weapons our brave firefighters go to fight fire with: one has a fire hose nozzle, the other has a shovel. Such a photograph could have been a fire back in 1826, but we live in the 21st century.

The newest technologies have penetrated into all spheres of our life, while our firefighters still risk their lives with a shovel and a water hose. I believe that every time firefighters are placed in these situations it is the result of someone’s irresponsibility, even criminal negligence… when there is another, safer, faster way.

As firefighters dig trenches with shovels and construction equipment exposing their lives to insane danger, and the support from the limited numbers of planes and helicopters often takes several hours to be available, the fires gain in size, intensity, destruction, and increase the threat to lives.

I think the dominant strategy for extinguishing wildfires today should be focused on using hydrogen capsules. Hydrogen capsules would take about 45 minutes to create a safety alley between a wall of fire and the houses of a city such as Paradise, and the lives of people and their property would be saved. With wildfires getting worse, it is well beyond time to upgrade the primary method of extinguishing these fires, for greater effectiveness, safely, and speed.

It is for this we have created the new Explosive Hydrogen Capsule concept, which when introduced into a fiery inferno produces five beneficial fire suppression actions:

Scientists involved in environmental problems say that over the past 20 years the number of such disasters has increased 4 times! Apparently, the growth trend of wildfires will continue. This means that California, as well as other US states, are threatened with even more frequent and more powerful wildfires.

Now is the time, we must bring to the fight against this threat, the latest achievements of science to modernize our means of firefighting. Considering advances in nanotechnology, controlled explosions, and hydrogen capsules, allowing first to localize the fires, and then completely destroy them.

It was about these hydrogen capsules that the world press wrote, "Mankind has never before possessed such a powerful means for forest fire extinguishing"

Maybe now, those who are responsible for fire safety in the country will consider there could be another powerful tool to enhance their dedicated efforts with taming wild fires.

Perhaps the idea of using hydrogen capsules was previously passed over because they had doubts:

1. Doubts that explosions can effectively extinguish a flame?
Scientists all over the world have conducted hundreds of experiments that confirmed the highest effectiveness of a fire extinguishing explosion.
Look at just three of the publications verifying this:
– Using Explosives to Put Out Wildfires Is Actually a Great Idea – Gizmodo.
– This flame-suppressing dodgeball puts out fires instantly
– Fighting fire with explosives

2.Doubts that hydrogen has explosive capacity?
This is a truth that does not require proof! It is well known, hydrogen in a proper mixture with oxygen (explosive gas) has a monstrous explosion force.
Well-known comparative tables confirm that hydrogen is 8-9 times more explosive than such gases as methane, butane and propane.

3. Doubts that when hydrogen is burned, water is formed?
This is more than 250 years ago proved the great English scientist Henry Cavendish. He wrote about it; "Hydrogen in a mixture with hot air reactors with the explosion and with the formation of water”. Resulting in a clean explosion without adding more pollutants into the atmosphere.

4. Doubts that an explosion of calculated strength will be able to knock down trees?
Explosion will not only knock down trees, but also significantly reduce
volume of combustible materials. In addition, the blast wave will raise up soil and dust, the shock will interrept the access of oxygen and then become an excellent fireproof cover.

5. Doubts that hydrogen capsules will not allow the use of long-practiced, routine extinguishing agents wild fires?
On the contrary, this can be used in conjunction with any other methods. For example, after the volley of hydrogen capsules, it is possible chemical reagents can be applied via a second volly of capsules or with other traditional methods.

Let's not allow doubts to cloud the potential for new techniques and tools in the firefighting arsenal, let's get working on this!

More control over wildfires is necessary to save human lives, homes, property, and "lungs" of the Planet.
The fight against forest fires can be characterized by the words of the Roman historian Cornelius Nepos, (1st century BC) “If you want peace, prepare for war.”

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Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team Shares their Client’s Successful Story

Another satisfied clients, Sonny Luong and his mom provided Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team Thanksgiving office party with a home-made turkey

ROSEMEAD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2018 / — Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team, highly committed and reputable real estate company, is proud to announce that they have been a part of many clients’ successful stories in California. They have been the number one expert of selling and buying real estate property for people of different needs.

Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team proudly shares a story about a client whom they helped find a property that matched their criteria and requirements. As with other homeowners and businesses, they closed escrow within a short period of time. For only 17 days, they achieved their client’s goal without delays.

The client, Sonny Luong and his family have been renting for the past 30 years. Due to the constant increase in the rental price, they decided to purchase a house. Before they came to Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team, they have been looking for a house for 7 months without successful results. It’s been a long journey for the family to avoid high rentals and live in their own home.

Kusuma, together with his talented team, assisted Sonny Luong to find the right home. The company made sure they considered their criteria, providing their dream residential property. They also provided a smooth and easy process, making their wait worth it and money-saving. Unlike the most real estate specialists out there, they shortened the period to 17 days. This did not only avoid hassles, but it also eliminated the risk of other unnecessary expenses.

Sonny and his family were very happy with the service. They showed that by providing Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team food during the last two office events such as Harvest festival office lunch and Thanksgiving office party. His mom made them turkey for the office party. With the sense of fulfillment and happiness in their eyes, the company remains eager to give diverse clients a hand. They always strive to care and give their best to serve potential home buyers, sellers and other real estate agents.

Serving the industry for quite a few years now, Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team has been dedicated to elevate many people’s lives. Without the community, team members, vendor partners and customers, this mission won’t be possible. They are thankful for the support, enabling them to help others. “It’s been an honor to serve our team members and clients throughout the year,” Kusuma said.

About Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team:

Rudy L. Kusuma comes to the rescue of those buyers and sellers for a company with unmatched commitment, smooth process, and competitive prices. They are surrounded by the best people, allowing them to fulfill their mission. They are also equipped with the technology, experience and knowledge for a successful real estate selling or buying.


For further details about selling or buying new property, please feel free to contact Rudy L. Kusuma at 626-789-0159 or email at They are always glad to accommodate everyone’s unique needs!

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A New Tradition: Say Thanks to the Brands You Love

Families, Friends & Colleagues Encouraged to Answer “Brandsgiving Day Challenge”

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES, November 21, 2018 / — How often do people take the time to write a positive review of their local coffee shop, pharmacy, or any other brand that makes their lives better?

More commonly individuals flock to Twitter, Google, Yelp, OpenTable and other platforms when they are disgruntled, angry, or even seething. Every brand can have an off day, but the negative feedback can last a lifetime. Should a family bakery with a decade of great quality and service be run out of business because they were understaffed and dropped the ball when the team had the flu?

Hill Impact, a national brand and reputation strategy firm, is encouraging families, friends and colleagues to take 20-minutes over the Thanksgiving break to sit together to discuss the brands they love and take action by writing three online reviews. The positive love for a local mechanic who helps keep you safe on the road or a pediatrician who took the extra time to answer all your questions can greatly impact a company. Take the extra step of sharing reviews on social media to show additional appreciation.

“I was having a great meal at a local restaurant this week when the conversation turned to a recent bad experience at another establishment, reminding me I needed to write a negative review,” said Dan Hill, Founder and CEO of Hill Impact. “That’s when it hit me: I’m receiving wonderful service and eating exceptional food but I’m only thinking about negatively reviewing something that happened elsewhere, days earlier. After a brief discussion, the table agreed that it would be fun to sit together and post positive reviews of the places we love . . . the idea grew from there.”

Hill encourages participants to be creative in answering the challenge by finding brands that are less obvious to review. A medication that is helping overcome depression, an airline that had excellent customer service or even a credit card company who was responsive in detecting fraud.

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude. In a day and age when brands live under a microscope and regularly get pummeled, the Brandsgiving Day Challenge is a way to boost spirits while making a direct positive impact on a brand and its ability to survive, and even thrive, in a competitive landscape.

About Hill Impact
Hill Impact is a globally recognized brand, reputation and policy firm that works with a range of clients, including marquee Fortune 500 companies, technology enterprises, iconic non-profits and notable names in the entertainment industry. Its business-minded team is oriented towards delivering meaningful results and committed to contributing positively to the clients’ bottom-line. Hill Impact provides its clients meaningful impact through strategic communications, public relations and government relations and executes thoughtful strategies, proprietary tactics and disciplined planning.

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Micro Job Market offers a Fair Trade Platform for Freelancers offers simple interface to search and hire freelancers

Freelancers can join a new, online platform called Micro Job Market ( that offers a far better experience for the workers themselves.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, November 21, 2018 / — Freelancers can join a new, online platform called Micro Job Market ( that offers a far better experience for the workers themselves.

Micro Job Market is considered the first decentralized freelance platform. It takes 0 percent commission on any closed deal, provides support services to help freelancers build their brands, allows freelancers to contact clients directly, and more.

As a freelancer himself, company co-founder John Hirsch knows what a freelancer needs to succeed.

"All freelancers should sign up to mJobMarket because we allow freelancers to add links to their blog, website and even their profiles on other freelance sites," Hirsch said. “Link them all to, and you can start building your personal brand right away."

Depending on existing, centralized platforms might give freelancers an easy start, but it doesn't help to build an independent business in the long run, according to Hirsch.

Branding and relationship-building are essential to a freelancing business, but the major freelance platforms forbid freelancers from communicating directly with clients. As a result, freelancers can experience trouble getting their services noticed once they leave the platform.
Other services Micro Job Market provides include marketing tips, payment suggestions, useful legal documents and a supportive global community of freelancers.

The freelance economy is growing rapidly. According to the U.S. Freelancers Union, 35 percent of the U.S. workforce, or 55 million people, were freelancers in 2016. It is predicted that half of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020.

Freelancing is easy to start, and you can do it alongside your full-time job. As your private clientele grows, you can make it a full-time affair and reach financial freedom.

mJob Market calls on all freelancers who want to run a successful business to sign up and use the platform. Freelance service buyers who hire freelancers on mJob Market will benefit greatly, because they can contact and pay freelancers directly, it lowers the cost and direct communication is the key to a successful project.

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The Bombing/Air Strike – Film gets survivor's support

A survivor of one of WWII’s most brutal bombing campaigns, which has now been made into made into a film has expressed how real the on-screen events are.

LONDON, SOHO, UNITED_KINGDOM, November 21, 2018 / — A survivor of one of WWII’s most brutal bombing campaigns, which has now been made into made into a film with Bruce Willis, has expressed how real the on-screen events are.

The WWII action film, The Bombing (or Air Strike as it’s known in America) tells the story of a little-known moment of WWII history in 1939 in Chongqing in China.

Over two days 12,000 people, mostly civilians died in a series of brutal bombings by the Japanese.

Until recently, this event in World War II has only been mentioned briefly, but now the film Air Strike is bringing this moment in history back into the light.
Mr Huang Shih Chung was living in the city as a child at the time of the horrendous bombing in May 1939. He says the on-screen drama is true to life: “The film stays true to real events, I was really frightened because the Japanese planes were shooting at people fleeing. Many died, especially on bridges because there was nowhere to go.”

Director Xiang Feng has tried to stay true to the facts and use original props where possible, such as original bomb casings and furniture on sets.
The story of the film, of which Mel Gibson was a consultant, spans four years between 1938 and 1941, starting three years before Nazi Germany’s bombing of London, and four years before Pearl Harbour.

It centres around three different groups of people, some trying to find their way to Chongqing and others already there, all trying to dodge the Japanese air attacks. It shows the unbreakable spirit of the Chinese soldiers in their quest to protect their country, whilst being completely outnumbered by the Japanese imperial army in a relentless attack spanning years.

During the four years, Japanese warplanes carried out more than 200 separate bombing raids on Chongqing, killing nearly 12,000 people, most of them civilians.

Oxford historian and author Rana Mitter has studied the Chongqing bombings and says the film is a beautiful reminder of a moment in history we should never forget: “The important thing about Chongqing is that this was the first of the big terror raids that became common in World War II, they had to bear bombings with no real air defences.”

The Americans help was enlisted by the Chinese in a bid to help them defeat the Japanese, as their knowledge of combat in the air was better. This forged a great relationship between the two countries, which is still apparent today.

Eventually the bombing ceased and the Chongqing slowly started to rebuild its self. Recently 40 Chinese who were wounded or lost family during the bombings brought a law suit against the Japanese government asking for an apology, which they didn’t receive. Huang reflect: “I hope the world doesn’t forget how many lives we sacrificed. It’s a lesson that if you invade others, you will lose.”

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Royston Carr Asset Management Comments as EU Investor Sentiment Dips

Royston Carr Asset Management – In spite of a robust earnings season, investor sentiment in Europe remains unstable.

TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN, November 21, 2018 / — Royston Carr Asset Management analysts report that European equities lost ground last month in spite of the majority of businesses reporting strong earnings in the third quarter.

Europe's benchmark Stoxx 600 index decreased 6 percent in October, even after a rally of 1.7 percent in the final trade session.

Taylor Newman, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Royston Carr Asset Management says that although revenue and earnings-per-share growth stayed strong and the majority of European firms have maintained their full year guidance to the market, investor confidence remains unsteady.

A decline in demand from China for exports from the euro zone, growing trade tensions and Italy's budget issues have negatively affected European expansion sentiment. Royston Carr Asset Management analysts believe there may be room for recovery but that certain things will need to change.

Although defensive stocks have mostly outperformed expectations, Royston Carr Asset Management analysts say sectors which are more affected by global economic turmoil have sold off materially.

At the end of last month, 125 businesses on the Stoxx 600 index had reported earnings for the last quarter. More than a third of these companies’ results had exceeded market expectations. Consumer cyclicals, healthcare and technology have reported the highest number of earnings beats while basic materials and telecommunications reported the highest number of misses.

Royston Carr Asset Management analysts say Europe’s automotive sector is currently one of the least popular in Europe with investors showing concern over the effects of regulatory shifts in the industry and the US-China trade dispute.

Also contributing to a decrease in automotive sales in Europe in September was the introduction of new emissions regulations. This decline in sales impacted performance in the sector for the third quarter.

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Leading Fintech Foundation Course Matures with IBF Accreditation

CFTE’s Around Fintech in 8 Hours programme with Ngee Ann Polytechnic gains IBF Future-Enabled Skills Level 1 accreditation

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, November 21, 2018 / — Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), in association with education partner Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), announces its Around Fintech in 8 Hours programme has been accredited with IBF Future-Enabled Skills, under Digital Awareness – Level 1 for the competency units Blockchain and Cloud.

The online course is a foundation programme that takes eight hours to complete and leads learners through principal concepts in digital finance while providing a robust understanding on the widespread impact of technology in the industry, culminating with an exploration of major opportunities in business offered by this digital revolution.

Fintech in Singapore continues to thrive, as does the nation’s desire to retrain its workforce to adapt to new digital technologies. This leads into the island’s rising reputation as a Finance hub. Around Fintech in 8 Hours has been accredited under the IBF Standards, and candidates who meet IBF’s criteria may be eligible for subsidised direct training costs.

Additional programme information

CFTE launched Around Fintech in 8 Hours with the objective to educate professionals on the radical changes brought forth by emergent technologies in the financial industry. An eight hour accredited course completable at the learner’s own pace, it provides a robust foundation of concepts in Fintech. Learners will engage with world-renowned experts such as Claire Calmejane (Chief Innovation Officer of Societe Generale); Rob Frohwein (CEO of Kabbage, a Fintech “Unicorn”); Ronit Ghose (Global Head of Bank Research at Citi). The curriculum is designed by 4 senior lecturers who created Fintech courses at leading universities in Europe and Asia and demystifies the world of digital finance. It gives students an overview of principal Fintech trends, as well as new emerging sectors within the industry. For more information, see

This programme has been accredited under the IBF Standards, and is eligible for funding under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subject to all eligibility criteria being met.
Candidates are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles.
IBF-STS provides 70% funding for direct training costs subject to a cap of S$7,000 per candidate per programme subject to all eligibility criteria being met.
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About the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF)

The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) is a not-for-profit industry association to foster and develop the professional competencies of the financial industry. IBF is the national accreditation and certification agency for financial industry competency in Singapore under the IBF Standards. Find out more about IBF Standards and Certifications on

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WHO Announcement helps boost forward bookings to the Caribbean

we are delighted to hear the news that the region is Zika free and subsequent increase in demand for the Caribbean”

— Alexandra Baradi

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2018 / — The world health organization (WHO) announced on the 18th October this year that it has removed the Zika Travel Alert for most of the Caribbean territories. This announcement has come on the heels of data which was released by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) that they have seen undetectable levels of the Zika Virus for over 12 months.

Exceptional Villas, the global villa rental company have welcomed this news and have seen a surge in advance bookings throughout the Caribbean Region for the 2018/2019 Season. Alexandra Baradi, CEO and Owner of Exceptional Villas, has said that “we are delighted to hear the news that the region is Zika free and subsequent increase in demand for the Caribbean” She also said that the whole region had been hurricane-free this year and that has also added to the increase in demand and popularity.

Exceptional Villas are predicting a 30% increase year on year bookings. They see a particular increase in demand for Turks and Caicos, the Cayman Islands, Barbados, and The Dominican Republic. Markets such as St Barts, St Martin, The British Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands which were affected by last year’s hurricanes are also seeing very strong demand for the coming winter season as they demonstrate full recovery.

The Caribbean Region is the most tourism-dependent region in the world. It is one of the Exceptional Villas most popular honeymoon destinations, wedding venues and is also very popular for extended family get-togethers.
The company which is ranked #1 villa specialist on google and are also considered to be one of the most trusted villa rental companies in the world with a Trust Pilot score of 9.8 are predicting the 30% growth based on forward bookings and increased level of enquiries. Typically, the Caribbean books between 6 and 9 months out.


Exceptional Villas is a luxury villa rental company featuring only the best hand-picked and personally inspected properties in the world. The company has clients from all over the world. Exceptional Villas have been in the travel business for over 25 years and offer a bespoke service to their clients. This includes matching the perfect villa to each of their clients and providing a complimentary concierge service. This service includes organizing all aspects of the client’s vacations such as VIP airport arrival, ground transportation, restaurant reservations, tours and excursions, water sports and pre-arrival stocking. Unlike some of their competitors, they do not provide a membership fee. Likewise, their villa experts are indeed experts. They visit every single villa and are filled with a wealth of information regarding each villa, as well as each destination. Exceptional Villas take total pride in the customized service they offer.

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Source: EIN Presswire