How Bankruptcy Can be a Great Relief for You and Your Finances

Philadelphia Consumer Bankruptcy Attornies

Filing for bankruptcy can be one of the hardest decisions of your life, but sometimes it can be the fastest way getting a fresh start on life. We help people!

Most firm practice a little of this and a little of that, we only work in bankruptcy law.”

— Michael A. Cibik, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, December 31, 2017 / — Filing for bankruptcy can be one of the hardest decisions of a lifetime. But, sometimes bankruptcy can be the fastest way of reordering your life and getting a fresh start. Whatever the situation, filing for bankruptcy should not be considered the easy way out of chaotic financial situations.

It’s actually a chance to reassess your income and expenses, buying and spending habits, and other financial decisions.

An experienced personal bankruptcy attorney can explain filing rules and processes and prepare you for the aftermath. You may have heard a lot about the pitfalls of bankruptcy such as it will permanently damage your credit scores, or ruin your chances of finding a good job or a decent home. These tend to be over-exaggerations, and your attorney will set your expectations right and guide you in rebuilding your credit and reputation.

Knowing When to File

Bankruptcy is not a decision to be made on a whim. Just because you’re finding it hard to pay off bills doesn’t mean you should file for bankruptcy.

But if you see collection agencies queuing up at your door, or you are cutting back on necessities like food or heating, or can see no fathomable repayment solution for mounting debts, you need to consult a personal bankruptcy attorney immediately.

Chapter 7 Liquidation or Chapter 13 Reorganization?

Two avenues available for people filing personal bankruptcy are Chapter 7 liquidation and Chapter 13 reorganization. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be filed if you have no steady income or minimal extra income to pay off debts and you have a number of secured and unsecured debts.

Unsecured debts such as credit card bills and personal loans will be eliminated. Typically, secured debts such as auto loans and mortgages will be wiped off by foreclosure of these items.

But you may be able to hold onto your home by “reaffirming” your mortgage and continuing repayments. While losing your home is a downside, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be your fastest route to solvency if your debt situation is clearly unmanageable.

Chapter 13 reorganization is for people having somewhat steady income and a feasible repayment plan in place. Unsecured debts are reduced, and the additional cash reserves can be used to remain current on your secured debt repayment. You may be able to avoid foreclosure or repossession of your home if you’re able to present a serious repayment plan to your creditors and bankruptcy judge.

Bankruptcy is Not a Stigma

While it’s true that your bankruptcy records are available for public perusal and your credit scoring will be adversely affected for some time, bankruptcy should not be considered a stigma. In fact, it takes great courage to declare financial distress and seek legal help.

Regarding credit scoring, there’s nothing to prevent you from rebuilding your credit history by being regular in your repayments and not picking up any new loans. Data indicates people who file personal bankruptcy are able to pick up a new mortgage within a period of three years if they plan their finances with caution.

A Clean Slate

Many misguided people consider the loss of possessions, public rebuke, and financial scrutiny that follows bankruptcy proceedings, to be valid excuses for not filing. There are numerous examples of people who have successfully rebuilt their financial standing after bankruptcy by diligently discharging their obligations and restructuring their habits and decisions wisely.

Bankruptcy declaration can be a great source of relief. It will eliminate or considerably reduce your debts, assuage emotional turmoil or guilt that comes with non-payment of dues, and remove uncertainty regarding financial future.

Following your declaration, a bankruptcy judge will outline a stringent repayment plan after examining your financial records, income, and expenses. This is an opportunity to reorder your household budget on a permanent basis. By doing so, you can present evidence that you are serious about repaying your creditors.

In no time, you can start working towards rebuilding your credit. Although bankruptcy blemishes your credit report for a while, you may become eligible for high-end mortgages and prime interest rates by displaying responsibility in discharging your financial duties.

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In other words, bankruptcy can be a powerful catalyst to trigger positive growth. If you’re unsure, confused or have questions regarding life after bankruptcy make sure to give us a call at 215-735-1060. We would be happy to answer any questions that you might have. After providing relief to tens of thousands of clients, we are sure that we can help you!

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Michael A. Cibik, Partner
Cibik & Cataldo
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The Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Trademark Attorney

Trademark & IP Attorneys

Intellectual Property Attorneys

A trademark attorney’s advice is crucial when protecting your company’s intellectual property. Consult an attorney today to help guide you through the process.

Through our global network of foreign associates, our firm litigates and prosecutes intellectual property in nearly 40 countries.”

— James C. McConnon, Esq.


A trademark is an identifiable logo or sign that differentiates your product or services from competitors. It helps the customers identify the source of the product. Though filing a trademark has become much easier today, sometimes obtaining a trademark involves several steps which are critical as well as complicated. Hiring a trademark attorney isn’t essential, but it sure is beneficial. Here are the reasons why you should hire one:

Assistance in Trademark Research

A trademark attorney can help you in acquiring a suitable and legally acceptable trademark and slogan for your business. The lawyer would put together a research report of the trademark made by you and may counsel you about the results of the research. During counseling, you may seek clarification about any doubts that you might have about the process and pricing of registration. You may also get your questions about the steps to register a trademark answered.

Trademark application

Officially, a trademark application can be submitted by the proprietor or a trademark agent. The process of submitting such an application is easy, but keep in mind this will impact the entire registration process, so make sure the application is filled out without mistakes. Your trademark lawyer knows the legal technicalities and thus can make the process easier for you. A trademark attorney also helps in shunning expensive mistakes while you choose and make use of your company’s trademark.

Help Avoid registration mistakes

Having a trademark increases the chances of greater sales volumes and improves the profit margins of your business. A registered trademark would increase your business’ visibility not only in the marketplace but also in the online world. Today, the majority of the businesses use trademarks for setting their brand apart to customers online and offline. A trademark attorney can help getting the trademark registered while you channel your energy in your business and save you hassles and valuable time. Your attorney can also protect you from making expensive

While starting a new business

If you are planning to start a new business you must seek guidance from an experienced trademark lawyer for understanding the trademark basics and facts. It is advisable to involve the expertise of an experienced trademark attorney before you have committed any money or resources for a specific trademark.

To avoid Potential Conflicts

Your trademark attorney can also help in avoiding potential conflicts with other trademark owners. For example, if you have acquired and utilized a trademark already, your lawyer can do research to discover any trademark infringements. If there are any conflicts, the lawyer will be able to legally settle the case to save you from any further damage.

Help with Federal Registration

If you have been using a trademark for quite some time; an experienced trademark attorney can guide you in case your business would benefit from a federal registration. If you decide to go for one, the attorney can help in drafting your application and see you through the entire procedure of the registration process.

Meeting the requirements of USPTO

It is important that you familiarize yourself with the trademark basics as required by the USPTO (The United States Patent and Trademark Office) before applying for a trademark. The trademark attorney can help you in a multitude of cases whether you require a trademark, logo, slogan or any other form of intellectual property protection for your business.

Cease and desist letter

Apart from getting your trademark registered, your trademark lawyer can also help in enforcing your trademark. On the other hand, your lawyer can also assist if you get a cease and desist letter. These letters are the first step towards litigation and would mean you have to stop using your trade or service mark in the event of any trademark infringement claim made by another company.

Registration of trademark requires knowledge of trademark procedures as well as trademark law, thus picking a knowledgeable trademark attorney will make your life easier. You must choose an attorney who can answer all your questions regarding trademark as well as any aspect of the other intellectual properties of your business.
Hiring a professional trademark lawyer is a great investment for your business. Your attorney can help you handle not only registrations but also any disputes or infringement that could hamper your business.

The attorneys at Paul & Paul have over 170 years of experience in intellectual property litigation. The process to trademark a logo can be complicated, but our attorneys can assist you in the process and answer any questions you may have about trademarking. Please contact us today at 866-975-7231 for a consultation.

+++++ Disclaimer+++++ This press release is considered advertising and does not constitute any client-attorney privilege and does not offer any advice or opinion on any legal matter. This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC a digital marketing, Public Relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Alex R. Sluzas, Esq.
Paul & Paul
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Persian Spring: Rouhani and Khamenei Could Be In Trouble

The Sweet Aroma of Change: Something Better Than Coffee May Be Brewing

DALLAS, TX, USA, December 31, 2017 / — The protests in Iran are attributed to the people being against the corruption in the Rouhani government. This represents only half of the truth. Interviews with reliable sources on the ground provide insight into the fact that this was instigated by actions taken by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

This is significant because it displays signs of a division, not only with Hassan Rouhani, but with the Khamenei too. According to Vasudevan Sridharan, with International Business Times, the violent anti-government protests echo slogans like, “death to Khamenei” and “death to dictator” which can be heard in the rallies. The protesting has continued for the last 72 hours. The people of Iran’s voice are being censored through restrictions and direct threats to turn off the internet and block social media access.

Diaa Nasser, with Al Arabiya, confirms “several reports indicate that telecom providers in Iran have begun blocking internet access across several cities in the country as mass protests erupted for the third day in a row.” Hamrahe Aval, Mobile telecommunication Company of Iran (MTCI or MCI) and Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI), are critical players in the censorship of the protestors. MCI and TCI are owned by Tosee Etemad Mobin Company. MTCI is a state controlled company with direct ties to the IRGC and is controlled by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.

This line of logic sends a call to action for hacker groups to fight against the censorship. The last time that the censorship was implemented at this level was during the 2009 election protest with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The people’s voice must be heard and from all indications, that appears to be the case.

According to President Trump, “The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and other than the vast military power of the United States, Iran’s people are what the Irani leaders fear the most.” Could this be the beginning of the Persian Spring in the making? cuts-off- Internet-service- in-several-cities-as- mass-protests- erupt.html violence-erupts- during-anti- government-protests- iran-3-killed-1653213 protests-latest- rouhani-demonstrations-a8134171.html S-officials- back-protests- in-Iran

Mohammed Rahimi – International Correspondent

Greg Martin
Leading Edge Radio Network
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5 Social Media Marketing Trends to Watch Out For in 2018

Results Driven Marketing Your Google Girls and Guys

Make sure to keep an eye out for these five social media marketing trends that are taking over the digital marketing world in the upcoming year.

Social Media Marketing isn't a position for the timid, it is a lifestyle that must be learned, lived and executed!”

— Mike Bannan

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, December 31, 2017 / — Did you know that on an average, we scroll through at least 300 feet (90 meters) of content daily? Not every brand’s campaign grabs our attention. It is a difficult and competitive game, as brands are trying harder to grab our attention, while our attention span has been reduced to a mere eight seconds. Brand strategy in the coming years will try more than ever to connect with their audiences across a variety of social platforms. It becomes imperative that your campaign works, more so taking into account the speed of feed. We have curated a list of five trends that we believe will impact your social media strategy in 2018.

1. Adopt chatbots: Gone are the days when chatbots meant unresponsive, hilarious and outright ridiculous software. Today, chatbots can do a lot more than just solve customer issues or order pizza for you. Various studies state that 20% of business content could be machine generated by next year. When we teach machines how to create authentic and engaging stories, the potential for advertising and marketing will become multifold. Chatbots interact with the users and deliver the solutions that they are looking for at the speed of light. Bots are developing to become smarter and empathetic. This engagement feels personal, from the user’s perspective. Chatbots are definitely a must-try social media marketing strategy in 2018 for your business.

2. Momentary content makes for good engagement: Snapchat was the early adopter of momentary content. Instagram and Facebook followed suit, owing to the huge popularity of Stories format in a short time. These content are ephemeral and disappear in 24 hours. Brands are creating a whole new digital marketing strategy for their momentary content marketing. Having your stories appear at the very top of your follower’s feed keeps your brand at the top of their mind. Many brands do a live story session with a subject matter expert. This helps the user look out for the brand more so as to not miss an informative session. Ephemeral content marketing strategy is something that you should try in 2018!

3. Augmented reality boom: Augmented reality blurs the line between reality and computer-generated content by enhancing what we see, and hear. The adoption of augmented reality on mobile phones is a quick and easy way for brands to reach their target audience. Many brands are taking their products right inside the homes of users through exclusive filters. IKEA has released an app called Place which allows users to preview how the furniture would look in their homes before they buy. As more people get warmed up to augmented reality, more people will start to feel like they are missing out on things and want to become a part of it. However, you would also have to check where your strategy fits. Make sure your AR adds value for the user and don’t simply create one for the sake of it.

4. Influencers are here to stay: Influencer marketing has grown so much over the last two years that the popularity has made it difficult to know whom to trust. Consumers expect genuine reviews from genuine influencers. Brands must seek to work with relevant influencers with industry background or knowledge. Viewers are already bored of seeing brands engage popular influencers who promote teeth whitening and a mobile phone app with the same vigor. In 2018, try and create worthwhile relationships with influencers and maintain them. Influencer marketing is going to become more authentic with brands moving to real experts instead of social influencers.

5. Make more videos: We are addicted to mobile phones, and we love our videos. In 2017, 90% of the most shared content on social media was in video format. If you are not using videos yet, you will have to quickly start using them and master the art of capturing the user’s attention in the first 3 seconds. Video is the quickest and the closest way you will come face to face with your target audience. As with everything, you need to have a clear strategy before creating a video. Taking advantage of Facebook Live and Instagram Live is also a smart strategy. Ensure that the video is of the highest quality and engaging. You will also have to consider making the best design and make sure to add subtitles to attract users when they are watching with sound off.

At Results Driven Marketing, we are experts in implementing effective social media marketing strategies to help our clients drive business to their company. Give us a call, or drop us a note for a 45 minute no charge consultation. Contact us today at 215-393-8700 and see how we can help you!

Mike Bannan
Results Driven Marketing, LLC
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Can Social Media Affect Your Personal Injury Claim?

Saffren & Weinberg - Personal Injury Attorneys

Social media posts are public property. Anything you post or are tagged on can be used by defense lawyers to refute your claim and get your case dismissed.

Mistakes happen! We help clients who have suffered at the hands of hospitals, insurance companies and doctors.”

— Ken Saffren, Partner

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , December 31, 2017 / — Social media is getting to be an all-pervasive force. There’s enough evidence to prove that what you post online can have a long-lasting impact on your offline life as well, including any personal or workplace injury claims you may have filed. Cathy Wrench Cashwell learned this the hard way. She had been claiming $4,000 as compensation from her employers for an injury she claimed happened at work and left her unable to sit, stand, or function normally. Little did she know that Facebook posts showing her lifting heavy furniture and zip lining with her husband would be used by defense attorneys to rescind her payments and sue her for fraud.

The point is social media posts are public property, even if you set your profile to the highest privacy settings. Anything you post or are tagged on can be used by defense lawyers to refute your claim and get your case dismissed. While not entirely fair, this tactic is commonly used by defense attorneys to prove that you either faked or exaggerated your injury to make a quick buck.

Your Social Media Posts can be used to Refute Your Claims of Physical Injury

The entire point of filing a personal injury claim is to seek compensation for loss of future income or medical expenses due to a debilitating or grievous injury. It also holds injurer responsible for any emotional trauma and loss of quality of life the claimant says she suffered owing to the injury. While you and your attorney’s aim would be to prove that the incident left you unable to function normally and deserves compensation, the defense attorney’s job is to find evidence to prove the opposite.

And social media posts can be a rewarding hunting ground for defense lawyers. Innocent unintentional posts showing claimants indulging in physical activities can be used by defense attorneys to prove that the claimant is not only having normal bodily functions but is also enjoying life.

Often, photographic evidence(images and videos) are taken out of context and used to refute plaintiff’s claim that they have suffered physical injuries that should be compensated.

The Defendant’s Attorneys can Use Your Social Media Posts to Discredit Your Emotional Distress Claims

When a personal injury claim is filed, the plaintiff not only seeks damages for physical injury but also for emotional trauma, depression, isolation, and stress that most claimants experience after the injury. Defense attorneys will comb through plaintiff’s social interactions to prove that the claimant’s emotional distress claim is hyped, inflated, or untrue.

Consider this example; if in the claim period you attended a celebration and posed for a few pictures, there's nothing wrong with that right? Now, it’s almost an involuntary reaction to smile while posing and there’s a distinct possibility that the celebration pictures will land up in somebody’s social postings (worse still, you will be tagged in them). The defense attorneys are certain to use your happy pictures for discrediting your claim. This distortion of reality is quite worrisome for the legal system but is a harsh reality that all claimants should be wary of.

People often portray themselves in the best possible light on social media and end up playing right into their adversary’s hands. This doesn’t imply that you should post pictures of your injury or your suffering. These again can contradict what your physicians or attorneys have mentioned as the exact nature of your claim.

The best practice would be to refrain from all social media activity during the claim period. You may also request your friends and family to not tag or mention you in their posts.

Negative Posts about the Defendant can Spoil Your Case too

You may be feeling rightfully angry or downright furious when you suffer injury due to somebody’s negligence or criminal intent, but ranting about it on social media, is a bad idea. You may be misconstrued as bitter, revengeful or “sue happy,” which will be exploited fully by defense attorneys.

It’s better to be Safe than Sorry

It’s advisable to suspend all social media activity (posting, commenting, liking, etc.) till the claim is settled. Don’t accept any new friend requests. Set your profile settings to private and ask your friends and relatives to do the same.

If you’re very active on social media, it could be difficult to stay off of it, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Call us at (215) 576-0100 for a free phone consultation about your Personal Injury case.

+++++ Disclaimer +++++ This press release is considered advertising and does not constitute any client-attorney privilege and does not offer any advice or opinion on any legal matter. This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC a digital marketing, Public Relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Mike Bannan
Saffren & Weinberg
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Source: EIN Presswire

Why Rush for the Holidays?

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, December 31, 2017 / — With the end of the year approaching, everyone is excited to plan their holiday travel. It’s this time of year that brings a great deal of stress as travellers prepare for weather delays, overbooked flights and the chaos of the airport crowds as everyone attempts to fly home to their family and friends.

Whether you’re going on a holiday vacation or traveling for important year-end business appointments, the headaches that lie ahead when planning for the struggles of wintertime travel are nothing to sneeze at when your time and energy is so valuable. It’s during these times that private jet charters can save the day for premium flyers with the convenience, comfort, and safety they bring. For those looking to have an easy time with their yearend travel needs, private flights are the way to go.

Minimized Stress

If you choose to fly private, you earn the privilege of avoiding the big crowds that clog up the airport and make arriving for a flight two to three-hour early a necessity. Depending on the urgency of the situation, you can arrange a flight just hours before departure and arrive with only minutes to spare without causing flight delays. There’s little to no wait time boarding and exiting the plane as you avoid the big lines associated with commercial flights. Often times, you can even select the airport to land your flight, allowing you to cut down on post-flight travel, as well.

Time well spent

The time you save when you rent a private jet might just be the most valuable appeal of flying private. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, a private flight gives you more time to do what you need to do, cuts down on your planning time before your trip and eliminates unexpected difficulties at the airport that may eat up time in your busy schedule.

Quality and Comfort
Private jets give customers so much more than the common comforts of first-class seating on commercial flights. Stress about leg and elbow room is a distant concern when you rent a private jet where space is all your own. Private jets give you plenty of room to stretch out comfortably with luxury furnishings and complete privacy for you and whatever fellow flyers you have along for the ride. There’s even the ability to customize your journey to your specific needs so you can eat, drink, work and rest in the ways that suit you.

Privacy and Security
Private jet rentals prioritize the safety and security of the very important guests that use these services. Many private flyers have important and private business to attend to even during personal trips. These flights not only allow for the peace and quiet that a person needs to work effectively, but they also create a travel environment where individuals or teams can conduct important business and transport sensitive cargo without concerns about security. When you fly private, even the dread of lost luggage is gone.

Delta World Charter makes planning for a private flight simple and stress free. With world-class private jet charter services and industry expertise, we create the ultimate experience for those in need of private jet charters. Whether it’s a holiday adventure or a round trip for a late-year conference, Delta World Charter ensures the safety and security of all clients. To plan for your holiday journey, contact us through our online contact form or email us at

Michelle Francisco
Delta World Charter
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தமிழ் தாயகத்தில் இவ்வாண்டின் சிறந்த மனிதர் (Man of the Year in Tamil Homeland)

இவ்வாண்டின் சிறந்த மனிதர்: விக்கினேஸ்வரனும், வவுனியா தாய்மார்களின் சுழற்சி முறை உணவு தவிர்ப்பு போராட்டமும்

இம்முறை விக்கினேஸ்வரனையும், வவுனியா தாய்மார்களின் சுழற்சி முறை உணவு தவிர்ப்பு போராட்டத்தையும் நாம் " இவ்வாண்டின் சிறந்த மனிதர் " என தெரிவு செய்துள்ளோம்.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, December 30, 2017 / — புலம் பெயர் தமிழரின் செய்திகள், ஆகிய நாம் வருடா வருடம் " இவ்வாண்டின் சிறந்த மனிதர்" ஒருவரை தெரிவு செய்வது என்று எமது ஆசிரியர் குழு (Editorial Board ) முடிவு எடுத்தது. இம்முறை விக்கினேஸ்வரனையும், வவுனியா தாய்மார்களின் சுழற்சி முறை உணவு தவிர்ப்பு போராட்டத்தையும் நாம் " இவ்வாண்டின் சிறந்த மனிதர் " என தெரிவு செய்துள்ளோம்.

முதல் அமைச்சர் விக்னேஸ்வரனை " இவ்வாண்டின் சிறந்த மனிதர் "க்கு தெரிவு செய்ததின் காரணம்:

1. இவர் ஒரு தமிழர்களால் தேந்தெடுக்கப்பட்ட அரசியல்வாதிகளில் புத்தி கூர்மையானவர், இசை ஞானி, ஆத்மீகர், நேர்மையானவர், பயமற்றவர், ஓர் நீதியரசர், விலைபோக மறுப்பவர், அவர் தமிழ் வரலாற்றை நன்றாக அறிந்தவர், தமிழ் மக்களால் நேசிக்கப்படுபவர்.

2. வடகிழக்கு இணைப்பின் பின்னணி காரணங்களையும் தேவையையும் தமிழர்களுக்கும், சர்வதேசத்திற்கும் எடுத்து விளக்கியவர்.

3. வடகிழக்கு இணைந்த சமஷ்டியின் தேவையை, அது இல்லாவிடில் தமிழர்கள் 20-40 வருடங்களில் வடகிழக்கில் அழிந்து விடுவார்கள் என்று உலகுக்கு எடுத்து கூறியவர்.

4.தமிழர்கள் "கள்ளதோணி" என்று முன்னர் சிங்களவர்கள் கூறிய போது தமிழ் பாராளுமன்ற உறுப்பினர்கள் சிரித்துவிட்டு அதனை ஏற்பது போல இருப்பார்கள்.ஆனால் விக்கினேஸ்வரன், தமிழர்கள்தான் இலங்கையின் பூர்விக குடி மக்கள் என்றும், சிங்களவர்கள் பின்பு இலங்கைக்கு வந்தவர்கள் என்றும் சரித்திர ரீதியாக நிரூபித்தவர். இதனை கேட்ட சிங்களவர்கள் இவர் ஒரு இனவாதி என்று அழைத்தார்கள்.

மற்றைய பாராளுமன்ற உறுப்பினர்கள் விக்கினேஸ்வரன் போன்று கதைத்தால், சிங்களவர்கள் நொந்து போவார்கள் என்று பயம்.அத்துடன் இந்த தமிழ் எம். பிக்களுக்கு சரித்திரம் புரியுமோ தெரியவில்லை.

நாம் இங்கு இவரது பலவீனத்தினை கூறவிரும்புகின்றோம்:

1. ஆரியகுள நாகவிகாரை தமிழர்களுக்கு எதிராக 1970ல் நடந்தமையால், பல தமிழர்கள் அதனை உடைது அழித்தார்கள் . விக்கினேஸ்வரன் அங்கு சென்று வழிபட்டது தமிழர்களுக்கு விரும்பாத விடையம். இது தமிழர்களை கவலைப்படுத்தியது. இந்த விடையம் ஐ.நாவில் (UNHRC) பிழையாக கருதி நல்லிணக்கம் நன்றாய் போகின்றது என்று கருதப்பட்டது.

2. சில தடவைகள், விக்கினேஸ்வரன் தனது அடிப்படை கொள்கைகளை முரண்பட்டு கதைப்பது.

3. சிங்கள அரசியல்வாதிகள் தமிழர்களுக்கு (70 வருடமாக) தீர்வு தரமாட்டார்கள் என்று தெரிந்து கொண்டு, அமெரிக்கா, ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றியம், இங்கிலாந்து நாடுகளில் இருந்து இராஜதந்திரிகள், தூதுவர்கள் அல்லது அமைச்சர்கள் வரும்போது தமிழருக்கான அரசியல் தீர்வுக்கு மத்தியஸ்தம் வகிக்க கேட்கவிலை. ஏனெனில் உலகில் எந்தவொரு இனக்குழுவினருக்கும் சுதந்திரம் கொடுக்கும் அதிகாரத்தை அமெரிக்காவும், அமெரிக்க நட்பு நாடுகளும் மட்டுமே கொண்டுள்ளது.

4. தமிழர்கள் அதிகம் முதல் அமைச்சர் விக்னேஸ்வரனை நம்புகின்றனர். அவர்களின் நம்பிக்கையை மனதில் நிறுத்தி துணிவுடன் நடக்கவேண்டும்

வவுனியா தாய்மாரின் சுழர்ச்சி முறை உணவு தவிர்ப்பு போராட்டத்தை நாம் " இவ்வாண்டின் சிறந்த மனிதர் "க்கு பட்டியலில் தேர்வு செய்தமைக்கான காரணம்:

1. நாம் எட்டு மாவட்ட உணவு தவிர்ப்பு போராட்டத்தை கௌரவிப்பதோடு இவர்கள் தொடர் ந்தும் இதனை செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று வேண்டிக்கொள்ளுகின்றோம்.

2. ஆனால் வவுனியா போராட்டம் செய்பவர்கள் மேம்பட்ட சிந்தனை உடையவர்கள். இவர்களின் மேம்பட்ட சிந்தனை தான் அவர்களைத் தேர்ந்தெடுப்பதற்கான காரணம்.

3. இவர்கள் தான் நீர்த்துப்போய் இருந்த தமிழர்களின் உரிமை போராட்டத்தை,சாகும்வரை உண்ணாவிரத போராட்டத்தின் மூலம் பெரும் மக்கள் எழுச்சியை ஏற்படுத்தி மக்கள் தன்னெழுச்சி போராட்டங்களுக்கு வித்திட்டவர்கள்.

4. ஆனால் வவுனியா போராட்ட க் காரர்கள் இலங்கை அரசை இரு தடவை சந்தித்து. பின்னர் மீண்டும் மீண்டும் இலங்கை அரசாங்கம் சந்திக்க கேட்ட போது ஜனாதிபதியுடன் படம் எடுத்த மூன்று தமிழ் பிள்ளைகளையும் விடுதலை செய்தால்தான், நாம் சந்திப்போம் என்று துணிந்து சொன்னவர்கள்.

5. இவர்கள் தொடர்ச்சியாக உண்ணா விரதம் தொடர்ந்த போது சிறிலங்கா அரசாங்கம் மந்திரிமாரினை அனுப்பி கொழும்பில் கதைப்பதற்கு அழைத்தது. அங்கு சிங்கள சேவையாளரான சுமந்திரன் இவர்களை பிரதிநிதிப்படுத்த முயன்றபோது, சுமந்திரன் இந்த பேச்சுவார்தையில் இருந்து விலகி சென்றால்தான், தாம் பேசமுடியும் என்று சொல்லி சிங்கள சேவையாளரான சுமந்திரனின் ஈடுபாட்டினை முறையடித்தவர்கள்.

6. இவர்களின் முடிவான முடிவு அமெரிக்காவின் ஈடுபாடுகளால்தான் ஒர் நல்ல முடிவைத்தரும் என்றார்கள். அமெரிக்காவை அழைத்தார்கள்.

7. அமெரிக்கா, ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றியம், சுவிஸ்லாந்து, சுவீடன், ஜெர்மனி மற்றும் பல ஐரோப்பிய நாடுகள் இவர்களின் போராடடத்தை நேரில் சந்தித்து வரவேற்றதோடு, காணாமல் போனவர்களில் அதிக அக்கறை கொண்டார்கள். இதன் விளைவே முதல் தடவையாக "சர்வதேச காணாமல் போனோரின் நாள்" கொழும்பில் சர்வதேச தூதுவர்கள் நினைவு கூர்ந்தார்கள்.

8. இவர்களின் கடின உழைப்பினால் ஐ.நாவில் இருந்து இரு குழுக்கள் அவர்களை சந்தித்தார்கள். அத்துடன் இவர்களின் போராட்டத்தினையும் வரவேற்றார்கள்.

9. எமது வரலாற்றில் எமது அரசியல் தீர்வுக்கு ஒருவரும் அமெரிக்காவிடம் உதவி கேட்க்கவில்லை, இவர்கள் தான் முதலில் தமிழர் அரசியல் தீர்வுக்கும் அமெரிக்காவை அழைத்துள்ளார்கள். உலகில் எந்தவொரு இனக்குழுவினருக்கும் சுதந்திரம் கொடுக்கும் அதிகாரத்தை அமெரிக்கா மட்டுமே கொண்டுள்ளது என்பதை தமிழருக்கு எடுத்துரைத்தார்கள்.

10. பல நாடுகளில் உள்ள சர்வதேச ஊடகங்கள், இவர்களின் போராட்டத்துக்கு பிரதான பத்திரிகைகளிலும் முழுப் பக்கத்தில் பிரசுரித்தார்கள். நமது போராட்டத்தை சர்வதேசமயமாக்கும் முயற்சியில் இவர்கள் வெற்றி காண்பதை இது காட்டுகிறது.

11. சம்பந்தன் தான், அமெரிக்க ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றியத்தில் தலையீட்டுக்கு முட்டுக்கட்டை என்று சம்பந்தனை விலகுமாறு துணிவாக கேட்டார்கள்.

எந்தவொரு தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்ட அதிகாரிகளையும் ஒப்பிடும்போது இந்த பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள் மிகப்பெரிய அளவில் தமிழர்க்கு சேவை செய்துள்ளனர். இந்த காரணங்கள் நாம் அவர்களை எங்கள் " இவ்வாண்டின் சிறந்த மனிதர்"ஆக தேர்ந்தெடுத்தோம்.

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Happy New Year, Mr. President, and Help Sri Lankan Tamils in 2018, Says Tamils for Trump

Congratulations on your well-deserved success in our economy

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, December 30, 2017 / — Tamils for Trump sent a New Year Message to President Donald Trump on Sundau, December 31, 2017.
Here is the letter:

December 31 , 2017

Dear Mr. President,

May God bless you and your family with the strength to carry on continuously as our 45th President with the same courage, wisdom and the optimism that you have shown to American people during your presidential campaign and your first year in office in 2017.

It is that spirit that has kept the American Dream alive for generations, and it is that spirit that will keep it alive for generations to come. Happy New Year, Mr. President.

The New Year is a time of hope and renewal. The Tamils for Trump group wishes the president- will work for international justice for the Tamil victims either through ICC or International Tribunal for those war crimes committed by Sri Lankan officials during the ethnic war that killed over 145,000 Tamils.

No Singhalese has ever been held accountable for any outrage against Tamils since the independence from the British. Justice and Truth are overdue, and we expect that 2018 is the year in which Tamils should get them.

US acted rightfully and courageously in helping the victims in South Sudan to determine their own destiny. The same thing must be done for Tamil victims in the northeast of Sri Lanka, and we hope you will get it done.

There is a need to help the Tamil victims in northeastern Sri Lanka to determine their own destiny and reestablish Tamils’ independence. We hope that Tamils can return to that stability enjoyed before the colonization by the Europeans in the island of Sri Lanka.

Thank you.


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Sex Tourism and Dental Care in Costa Rica

Huge Savings on Dental Care in Costa Rica

The “world’s oldest profession” meets one of the newest trends in tourism. Discover a trend that combines a trip to the dentist with an unexpected twist.

We keep our focus on providing the best possible dental care for our patients, period. Our job is to give our patients a beautiful smile. What they smile about is their business.”

— Patrick Goodness, CEO Goodness Dental

NEW YORK, NY, USA, December 30, 2017 / — It was Rudyard Kipling who originally described prostitution as the “world’s oldest profession.” For millennia, men have paid women for the pleasure of their company. While prostitution is illegal in the USA and many other countries, today, men “of a certain age” seek exotic destinations, mostly in Asia and Latin America to explore the wild side of legal prostitution, escort services and low-cost female companionship. What’s surprising is how many of these men are combining a trip to the brothel with a trip to the dentist.

Welcome to the crossroads of sex and dental tourism.

While the numbers are vague, what’s clear is that almost every plane that arrives at Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose, Costa Rica has at least two types of travelers. The first type of traveler is the older single gentleman coming to Costa Rica to live a little dangerously. These men visit local pharmacies and purchase quantities of low-priced Viagra or Cialis, hoping to use at least some of it during their time here. Many make a bee line for the well-known brothels and hotels that cater to American men seeking a good time.

The other type of traveler is the dental tourist; mostly American and occasionally Canadian patients seeking affordable dental implants or full mouth restorations in Costa Rica. These patients are drawn by Costa Rica’s reputation for providing high quality dental care at a fraction of the price for the same care at home. These patients are here for serious dental care and they have prepared for weeks and months to find the right clinic for their dental experience abroad.

In recent months however, several Costa Rica dental clinics have noted an increase in male patients seeking to combine their planned sex tourism with some low-cost dental care. “Its not uncommon for us to provide treatment to several men each month, many of whom are subtly or not so subtly seeking some companionship,” says Patrick Goodness, CEO of Goodness Dental, a leading dental tourism clinic located in Escazu, an upscale suburb of the capital city of San Jose. “We operate on a ‘don’t ask…don’t tell’ policy with our guests. We request that our patients make their dental care a priority. Nothing should interfere with their dental care program. Patients that take their dental care seriously are welcome.”

Men seeking prostitutes in Costa Rica don’t have to look far. Prostitution is legal in Costa Rica, and there are an estimated 5,000-10,000 women involved in the trade. Most of the hotels that facilitate prostitution are located downtown San Jose. While visiting these areas is generally safe, foreigners should be aware of scams or street workers. Many well-known hotels for escorts and prostitutes in Costa Rica are appear no different than any other hotel. The main difference is that after sunset, the bars in these hotels play host to scantily-clad ladies looking for a well-heeled gentleman to do some business. Hotels in Jaco and Tamarindo are getting in on the action, offering a bevy of beauties with the added attraction of the beach.

For men that don’t want to leave anything to chance, there are no shortage of websites promoting sex vacations or escorted tours of Costa Rica with the girl of your dreams. These sites connect men with high quality escorts for a price that is often 2-3 times more expensive than meeting a local escort at a popular hotel. The proliferation of these sites in recent years indicates that this practice is on the rise.

Men who choose to combine dental care with a pay for play sexual dalliance report that dental care offers them the perfect guise to visit Costa Rica without revealing their indiscretions.

“I’ve been wanting to come to Costa Rica since my co-worker told me about his crazy bachelor party here. I couldn’t just tell my girlfriend that I was coming to Costa Rica to have fun without her. Getting some much-needed dental care was the perfect cover for my trip,” says John, who would rather keep his last name concealed or obvious reasons.

Patients seeking quality dental care from reputable providers should plan to stay in the suburbs of Escazu or Santa Ana, near the best dental clinics in Costa Rica. While the nightlife may be located downtown, most will tell you that staying downtown near the “action” gets old quickly. “I had my fun before I started my dental care,” says John. I’m glad I did. Dental surgery is serious. It took me several days after dental implant surgery to get back to my old self. I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Escazu, and when I felt good enough to want to have some fun, I ventured downtown for a couple of nights before heading home.”

When asked about the future of sex, prostitution and dental tourism in Costa Rica, Goodness Dental CEO Patrick Goodness fell silent for a moment and then replied with a smile.

“You’ve heard of friends with benefits, right? This is dental care with benefits. We keep our focus on providing the best possible dental care for our patients, period. Our job is to give our patients a beautiful smile. What they smile about is their business.”
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Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery is gearing up for a two-day Signature Estates Auction, January 6th and 7th, in Atlanta

Original oil painting by John Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972), titled River at New Hope.

Watercolor painting by Pakistani artist Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897-1975), titled Poetic Expressions.

Original painting by William Tolliver (Am., 1951-2000), titled Abstract Woman, one of six Tollivers in the sale.

Oil on canvas landscape painting with figures by Worthington Whittredge (Am., 1820-1910).

Oil on canvas painting signed by Belgian artist Emile Deckers (1885-1968), titled Five Algerian Boys.

Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery is gearing up for its big annual Signature Estates Auction, a two-day affair planned for the weekend of January 6th and 7th.

ATLANTA, GA., UNITED STATES, December 29, 2017 / — ATLANTA, Ga. – Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery is gearing up for its big annual Signature Estates Auction, a two-day affair planned for the weekend of January 6th and 7th, online and in the firm’s showroom at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta, beginning promptly at 10 am Eastern time both days. In all, a little more than 1,000 lots will be auctioned to the highest bidder.

Session 1, on Saturday, January 6th, will focus on American art, furniture, decorative arts, modern design and contemporary art. Session 2, the following day, will feature English and continental artworks, period antique furniture, antique lighting and textiles, an important collection of black and white photography and fine pieces of sterling silver, from prominent estates and collections.

Highlights from Session 1 include an original oil painting signed by John Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972), titled River at New Hope, included as #698 in the artist’s catalogue raisonne; a watercolor work signed by Pakistani artist Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897-1975), from the private collection of the artist’s son; and a superb Reed & Barton sterling silver tea service in the Francis I pattern.

The collection of black and white photographs will include signed works by such luminaries as Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel-Peter Wiltkin, John Coplans, Jimmy de Sana, George Platt Lynes and others. Also sold will be original signed works by William Tolliver, original works by the Iraqi modernist Saadi Abbas Babely and original collage works by Portuguese artist Juliao Sarmento.

Session 1 will also feature a scarce set of “Black Shoulder” hand-painted French china designed by Van Day Truex (Am., 1904-1979) for Tiffany & Co., with all 103 pieces in the private stock set inscribed by Tiffany on the base, along with Atelier Le Talec marks (est. $10,000-$15,000); and two large sets of sterling flatware by Tiffany & Company in the Chrysanthemum pattern.

The first day’s offerings will also include a pair of Cassina (Italian, founded 1927) for Louis Vuitton limited edition LC4 CP chaise lounges by Le Corbusier (Swiss-French, 1887-1965), Pierre Jeanneret (Swiss, 1896-1967) and Charlotte Perriand (French, 1903-1999), for Louis Vuitton’s 2014 Icones Collection, both with impressed marks to the base (est. $2,000-$4,000).

The artworks by Chughtai and Folinsbee are the auction’s expected top lots. The watercolor on paper by Chughtai, titled Poetic Expressions (circa 1940s), measures 24 ¼ inches by 19 ¼ inches and is unframed (est. $30,000-$50,000). The oil on canvas by Folinsbee was rendered in 1923 and is artist signed. It’s 31 ½ inches by 37 ½ inches, framed, and is accompanied by a letter from the artist, addressed to the painting’s original buyer, Hugh Richardson (est. $25,000-$35,000).

The six original works by William Tolliver (Am., 1951-2000) will include a late 20th century oil on canvas titled Abstract Woman, artist signed, 50 inches by 38 ¼ inches framed (est. $8,000-$12,000). Also sold will be an oil on canvas landscape with figures by Worthington Whittredge (Am., 1820-1910), titled Campers in the Blue Ridge Mountains, artist signed, 34 inches by 44 ¾ inches in the frame and with great provenance (est. $15,000-$25,000). It comes with a letter of authentication from Gudmund Vigtel, former Director of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Additional artworks in the auction will include an oil on canvas signed by Belgian artist Emile Deckers (1885-1968), titled Five Algerian Boys, signed, dated (1957) and inscribed (“Alger”) lower left (est. $10,000-$20,000). From the major photographs collection, a gelatin silver print by Robert Mapplethorpe (Am., 1946-1989), titled Patrice (1977), signed, dated and numbered (3/5) to the lower margin, 22 ¼ inches by 20 ½ inches in the frame, should hit $8,000-$12,000.

The nine-piece Reed & Barton sterling silver tea and coffee service in the Francis I pattern has an overall weight of 383.39 troy ounces and all pieces boast a gold wash interior and are hallmarked for Reed & Barton, with date codes (est. $20,000-$30,000). Also up for bid is a fully restored 1979 Mercedes Benz two-door 450SLC fixed head coupe, metallic Milan brown in color with a bamboo interior trim and 4.5-liter engine, with 94,000 original miles (est. $12,000-$18,000).

Session 2 will be highlighted by an 18kt yellow gold emerald and diamond necklace and pendant set; a bench-made replica of Chippendale’s violin cabinet; an early 18th century English William & Mary Japanned collector’s cabinet; and a fine tureen on stand by Copeland Spode, after the original Mecklenburg service that was commissioned for King George III and Queen Charlotte.

Also offered will be two significant works after Pietro Liberi’s Battle of the Fists (an engraving and a signed oil); and original signed works by Raoul Maucherat de Longpre, Fernand Toussaint, Quinquela Martin, Louis Vigee, Hendrik de Meijer, Harriet Frishmuth and Philip A. Immenraet.

For those unable to attend in person, internet bidding will be provided by, and the Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery website, at

Preview will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 2-4, from 10-6; and on Friday, Jan. 5, from 10-2. A preview party will be held Thursday evening, Jan. 4, that will run from 6 pm until 9 pm.

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Source: EIN Presswire