Haitian gang demands US$1 million for each of 17 kidnapped missionaries

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

According to CBS News and the Associated Press, a gang in Haiti that is suspected of kidnapping seventeen Christian missionaries from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries demanded a ransom payment of US$1 million for each person. The sixteen United States citizens and one Canadian citizen were reportedly kidnapped on Sunday outside of the capital city Port-au-Prince by the gang “400 Mawozo”.

The seventeen missionaries were abducted when they were visiting an orphanage. Among the people kidnapped are five children, aged eight months, three years, six years, thirteen years, and fifteen years, and the adults were between eighteen and 48 years old according to Christian Aid Ministries.

The Haitian justice minister Liszt Quitel said both the Haitian police and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are negotiating the release of the missionaries. Quitel said, “We are trying to get them released without paying any ransom. This is the first course of action. Let’s be honest: when we give them that money, that money is going to be used for more guns and more munitions.”

The White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “[T]he FBI is a part of a coordinated U.S. government effort to get the U.S. citizens involved to safety”.

A press release from Christian Aid Ministries said that, “This group of workers has been committed to minister throughout poverty-stricken Haiti. Their heart-felt desire is to share the love of Jesus. Before the kidnapping, their work throughout Haiti included supporting thousands of needy school children, distributing Bibles and Christian literature, supplying medicines for numerous clinics, teaching Haitian pastors, and providing food for the elderly and vulnerable.”

Earlier this year in April, the same gang kidnapped a group of five Catholic priests, two nuns, and three relatives. All ten people were released at the end of the month. Ransom was paid for only two of the priests.

According to Quitel, the seventeen people are being held outside of the Port-au-Prince suburb of Croix-des-Bouquets, which 400 Mawozo controls.

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Wikinews interviews Jim Hedges, U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate Jim Hedges of Thompson Township, Pennsylvania took some time to answer a few questions about the Prohibition Party and his 2012 presidential campaign.

The Prohibition Party is the third oldest existing political party in the United States, having been established in 1869. It reached its height of popularity during the late 19th century. The party heavily supported the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which banned the sale of alcohol, and resulted in the US period known as Prohibition (1919–33). It was repealed in 1933. The party has declined since this period, but has continued to nominate candidates for the presidential election.

In 2003, the party split into two factions. Preacher Gene Amondson and perennial candidate Earl Dodge were nominated for the presidency by their respective factions. After Dodge’s death in 2007, the party reunified and named Amondson as its sole presidential nominee for 2008. During the election, Amondson was interviewed by Wikinews. He died in 2009, leaving an opening in the party for 2012.

Jim Hedges is a longtime Prohibition activist, who holds the distinction of the first individual of the 21st century (and the first since 1959) to be elected to a political office under the Prohibition Party banner. In 2001, he was elected as the Thompson Township tax assessor, and was re-elected to the post in 2005. He served until his term expired in 2010. Hedges declared his intent to run for the Prohibition Party presidential nomination on February 18, 2010. This marks his first run for the presidency.

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Market maker Bernard L. Madoff arrested in $50B ‘giant Ponzi scheme’

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 Correction — January 10, 2009 This article incorrectly states that Mr Madoff attended Hofstra University Law School. His education was actually with Hofstra College, which he graduated from in 1960. 

Friday, December 12, 2008

Top broker and Wall Street adviser Bernard L. Madoff, aged 70, was arrested and charged by the FBI on Thursday with a single count of securities fraud, also known as stock fraud and investment fraud. He allegedly told senior employees of his firm on Wednesday that his $50 billion business “is all just one big lie” and that it was “basically, a giant Ponzi scheme (since at least 2005).” Mr. Madoff faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $5 million. FBI agent Theodore Cacioppi said Mr. Madoff’s investment advisory business had “deceived investors by operating a securities business in which he traded and lost investor money, and then paid certain investors purported returns on investment with the principal received from other, different investors, which resulted in investors’ losses of approximately $50 billion dollars.”

The former chairman of the Nasdaq Stock Market is also the founder and primary owner of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, the closely-held market-making firm he launched in 1960. The firm is one of the top market maker firms on Wall Street. He founded his family firm with an initial investment of $5,000, after attending Hofstra University Law School. He saved the money earned from a job lifeguarding at Rockaway Beach in Queens and a part time job installing underground sprinkler systems.

A force in Wall Street trading for nearly 50 years, he has been active in the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), a self-regulatory organization for the U.S. securities industry. His firm was one of the five most active firms in the development of the NASDAQ, having been known for “paying for order flow,” in other word paying a broker to execute a customer’s order through Madoff. He argued that the payment to the broker did not alter the price that the customer received. He ran the investment advisory as a secretive business, however.

Dan Horwitz, counsel of Mr. Madoff, in an interview, said that “he is a longstanding leader in the financial-services industry with an unblemished record; he is a person of integrity; he intends to fight to get through this unfortunate event.” Mr. Madoff was released on his own recognizance on the same day of his arrest, after his 2 sons turned him in, and posting $10 million bail secured by his Manhattan apartment. Without entering any plea, the Court set the preliminary hearing for January 12.

Madoff’s hedge fund scheme may rank among the biggest fraud in history. When former energy trading giant Enron filed for bankruptcy in 2001, one of the largest at the time, it had $63.4 billion in assets. The scheme would dwarf past Ponzis, and it would further be nearly five times the telecommunication company WorldCom fraud and bankruptcy proceedings in 2002.

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a separate civil suit on Thursday against Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities and its eponymous founder Mr. Madoff. It was docketed as “U.S. v. Madoff,” 08-MAG-02735, by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (Manhattan). SEC, New York associate director of enforcement, Andrew M. Calamari, asked the judge to issue seizure orders on the firm and its assets, and appoint a receiver. The SEC pleads, among others, that “it was an ongoing $50 billion swindle; our complaint alleges a stunning fraud that appears to be of epic proportions.” It further accused the defendant of “paying returns to certain investors out of the principal received from other, different investors” for years. Madoff’s hedge fund business had previously claimed to have served between 11 and 25 clients and had $17.1 billion in assets under management. But virtually all of the assets were missing.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Louis L. Stanton on Thursday appointed Lee Richards, a Manhattan lawyer, as the firm’s receiver. A hearing is set for Friday, for a ruling on the SEC’s petition to grant plenary powers to the receiver over the entire firm, and an absolute asset sequestration.

Doug Kass, president of hedge fund Seabreeze Partners Management said that “this is a major blow to confidence that is already shattered — anyone on the fence will probably try to take their money out.”

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Empty Homes | It Is Crazy How 1 Million Empty Homes Stay Vacant

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By Mark Aucamp

One Million Empty Homes Remain Empty

The a million empty homes are uninhabitable properties, properties waiting on demolition, council properties which have been boarded up after re-housing the tenants, housing association properties that are boarded up, flats above shops that are unoccupied and private properties that have been left vacant by their owners. The value of these empty properties ranges from around twenty thousand pounds in Newcastle or Sheffield to million pound properties found in London.

Housing Associations and Local Councils across the UK have thousands of empty homes and properties in their property portfolios. A lot of these properties were acquired to rebuild new housing estates and new link roads. Their explanation for having so many empty homes is they believe it is due to the insufficient demand and an uncertain property market.

If the truth is known these empty homes remain unoccupied as a result of lack of money available to the government and local councils. The austerity plans were implemented by this government to manage budgets and spending which were brought about by this continuing recession and the costs of the bailing out the banks.

‘Britain is suffering from a housing crisis!’

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The Home Builders Federation on the other hand has suggest that ‘Britain is experiencing a housing crisis’ and if the number of new houses being built remains at current levels then there will be a shortage of more than 50,000 homes a year and by 2026 the cumulative effect will result in a shortfall of more than one million homes. They report that last year 160,000 new homes were built in England when they had projected around 223,000 new homes were needed.

The Government has set a target for the number of new homes that can be built on a yearly basis at 240,000 by 2016 and then increasing to 3 million homes by 2020. This is contary to the belief that planning authorities are not allocating enough land to meet these housing needs. To compound the government’s targets and the lack of land to build on there is the added shortage of new home buyers in the housing market.

The mortgage lending criteria for all homeowners and first-time-buyers is now more stringent than ever. First time borrowers are now faced with having to find a 20% deposit and meet tighter lending requirements. In order that homeowners to obtain a cheaper mortgage rate they need to have 25% to 30% equity in their property.

How To Deal With Empty Homes That Lie Unoccupied?

Easy! In order for the housing market to move we need the first-time-buyers buying their first homes. The one million empty homes provide us with the solution. If the councils and housing associations sold their stock of decent empty homes to first-time-buyers at the market rate based on their condition and the banks could be motivated to offer the first-time-buyers a second mortgage or a mortgage advance to modernise the property. I believe we would have a real solution to most of the empty homes issues discussed earlier.

First-time buyers would find it easier to obtain a mortgage, a deposit and buy an easily affordable home. The Councils and Housing Associations would get clear their stock of empty homes and the money received from the sale of the empty homes would give them an added boost to their funds to renovate their older and deteriorating stock of empty homes. This new and improved housing stock would help to relieve the waiting lists at the councils and housing associations.

The government would see their targets for new homes being achieved. The house builder ought to be allowed to purchase some of the empty homes. The builders could take on the empty homes that required more extensive redesign and modernisation which they could sell on as low-cost housing.

Solution to The Empty Homes Controversy

Yesterday’s debate over the outrage of empty homes would become desirable affordable housing for the first-time-buyers. Within a few years the first-time-buyers would desire to move up the property market and this would get the housing market moving again. Let’s use our empty homes like any other resource and not waste it’s potential. If you have any thought about a solution to the outrage over our empty homes then leave your comments below.

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The Business Of Literacy

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Dateline!

The cost to business at $4 billion per year,

The cost of Canadian society has been estimated at $10 billion per year,

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$60 billion annually in loss to U.S. companies,

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Experts estimate $225 billion a year in loss to the American economy

If these headlines had appeared on the front page of your news outlet, they might have grabbed your attention. The reality, however, is that they appeared under the radar, in what most people would consider dull “White Papers”.

The actual abstracts are:

……The cost of illiteracy to Canadian society has been estimated at $10 billion per year, the cost to business at $4 billion – Journal article YLB.

…… And if measured in terms of financial interest, it means literacy problems cost corporate America about $60 billion a year in lost productivity – National Institute for Literacy.

……Experts estimate that low literacy costs the American economy $225 billion a year in lost productivity – Carnevale, Gainer & Meltzer, The American Society for Training and Development, 1988 and The Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, U.S. Department of Labor, 1991.

North America’s business community is well aware of the implications of this data. It s been trying to curtail these and future losses for decades with resources that have proved insufficient given the size of the problem.

In 1990, Southwestern Bell received 15,000 job applications; only 800 passed the company’s basic skills test.

In Texas, which ranks second behind only California in its quantity of technology workers, an estimated 34,000 skilled technology jobs go unfilled.

500,000 Information Technology jobs in the U.S. went unfilled last year. This number is expected to surpass 1 million in two years.

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The state of Massachusetts discovered that more than one-third of its 3.2 million workers are ill-equipped to meet the demands of a rapidly changing economy. Of that one-third, many have high school diplomas but lack the basic math, reading, writing and analytical skills needed to perform adequately in the workplace. (The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth)

General Motors devotes more than 15% of the $170 million it spends yearly on job training to remedial education.

50% of Fortune 500 companies underwrite remedial training for employees. The cost? $300 million a year.

According to labor data, bypassing intelligent, hard working, ambitious applicants due to skills deficiencies risks running out of applicants altogether. In 1987, Xerox Corporation chairman David Kearns foresaw the necessity of hiring unqualified employees for the sake of company expansion. According to Kearns, businesses throughout the U.S. could be forced to hire one million entry-level employees annually who are unable to read or write. Recent government statistics support Kearns’ prognosis: between 1995 and 1998, the number of companies suffering shortages of skilled labor surged.

Polaroid established the first on-the-job basic skills program in the early 1970s. Other companies followed. Still, 90% of American companies lack job training programs. An exception is Hershey Foods in Pennsylvania, which sends any employee without a high school diploma to GED classes. (“Illiteracy in the Workplace”, Jane A. Malonis, Encyclopedia of Business; eNotes.com, Nov., 2008, http://www.enotes.com/biz-encyclopedia/illiteracy-workplace)

Springfield, MA-based Smith and Wesson has been using the University of Massachusetts since the late 1980s as a source for training in remedial skills and English as a Second Language (ESL). In 1996, with production work diversifying, it expanded its skills training.

“We needed something more formal and aggressive,” said Bob Pion, director of training for Smith and Wesson. “So we turned to a professional organization dedicated to skills issues.” Enter Workplace Education Group (South Hadley, MA), called upon to advise Smith and Wesson on its workforce training needs.

But implementation costs can be preemptive. Start-up costs range from $2,500 to $100,000. Few companies can afford the $35 million on literacy training that Motorola, Inc. had expended by 1993. The training afforded the company the luxury of turning away job applicants whose reading and writing skills fell below the seventh-grade level. And even though a minimum of an eighth-grade literacy level increasingly disqualifies applicants in today s workplace, as a starting point for training, it is much more cost effective.

Only 13% of American companies offer remedial training to employees in literacy and math, down from a high of 24% in 1993, according to an AMA study released last year. The decrease belies a crucial finding of the study: 38% of applicants lacked the necessary reading, writing and math skills to do the jobs they sought, a 15% increase in the past two years alone.

According to statistics published in 1998 by the National Institute for Literacy, skills deficiencies cost businesses more than $60 billion annually, an amount comparable to Mobil Corporation’s 1997 revenues. (America s 60 Billion Problem, D A N N A H B A Y N T O N)

The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) indicated that in 1993, 29% of adults who scored below basic on the prose scale of the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) were employed full-time. This number rose to 35% in 2003. Translation: 10.8 million adults were working full-time in the United States with the lowest level of literacy skills. An additional 10%, over 3 million, were working part-time at this level, a two percent increase from 1993.

The increase suggests a need to revive the federal government s National Workplace Literacy Program (NWLP) of the late 1980s through the mid-1990s. The NWLP provided grants for developing and delivering adult literacy, numeracy, and English language educational programs directly in, or in close proximity to, places where low literacy adults work. (Tom Sticht, International Consultant in Adult Education)

OUTSOURCING TO THE TOP OF THE LIST

According to a United Nations survey, the U.S. ranks 49th out of 158 participating nations in adult literacy.

Below are the literacy rates of three of the top ten locations where U.S. businesses outsource accounting, IT, services and manufacturing positions:

Russia – 98%

Philippines – 94%

India – 65.38%

Philippines, ranking high at 94%, is home to many bilingual citizens – Filipino and English are widely spoken.

A study released from the University of California at Berkeley says the U.S. lost more than 1 million white-collar jobs in the 1990s and “hundreds of thousands more since the turn of the century.” The study also shows that outsourcing is accelerating.

“If you simultaneously read Indian newspapers and U.S. newspapers, you’re going to get a good correlation between layoffs here and jobs being created there,” said Ashok Deo Bardhan, a researcher for the study. He added that as many as 30,000 jobs were lost to India in June alone, and that 14 million U.S. service jobs are vulnerable. (Hiawatha Bray, The Boston Globe, Nov. 2, 2003)

An emerging global economy is shaping economic conditions in the U.S. The phenomenon is profoundly altering the nature of work. Jobs that require repetitive tasks are declining and their pay rates are decreasing. The manufacturing industry is particularly vulnerable. Multi-national corporations can conduct operations anywhere in the world, often choosing locations based on optimum wage levels and productivity. Routine processes are increasingly performed in third world countries at wages inadequate for workers in developed countries. Living wages in developed countries are earned by jobs that require advanced skills and increased productivity. Service industries, especially those that do not require face-to-face customer interaction, are following manufacturing s lead. (Reich, 1992)

The National Adult Literacy Survey (Kirsch, Jungeblut, Jenkins & Kolstad, 1993) shows that about 50% of American adults perform at the lower two of five literacy levels reported by the survey. Both are considered functionally illiterate.

The 18- to 30-year-old age bracket represents the highest levels of functional illiteracy. Someone from this age group may already be working next to you. Nearly 2 million students graduating from high schools annually are in this group – functionally illiterate – a frustrating reality for American business and industry we are all paying for.

Does literacy really pay off? Companies took it upon themselves to find out. Zircoa, manufacturer of nonclay refractories in Solon, Ohio, measured the productivity and profits of 10 workers in 10 different jobs. After remedial skills training, the total profit from these workers jumped from $14,000 to $75,000. Marine Mechanical, a Euclid, Ohio-based supplier of propulsion systems, tracked specific machine-related productivity levels during its training programs. A 60% decline in parts deviations resulted.

One company reported improved attendance and decreased worker s comp claims. Two others reported lower scrap and waste levels. And one boasted that its scrap costs declined from $256,900 to $168,200 after just one year of training.

Over the past two decades, there has been an increase in workplace-based literacy programs. The growth is likely to continue. Workplace technology and organizational restructuring are altering the nature of jobs. Workers are learning new skills or finding employment in different areas. These changes mean more training, producing the collateral effect of improved literacy skills.

True literacy is a necessity to remain employable in an increasingly competitive job market. It gives potential employees an edge. Statistics show that pre-employment literacy training or the use of a “Self Directed” program such as the Literacy Pod http://literacypod.com/ makes candidates far more desirable and financially successful.

A look at the relationship between national literacy rates and per capita Gross National Product (GNP) suggests a strong correlation between literacy and increased income levels.

Literacy Rate GNP per capita

below 40%less than $600

above 98% more than $12,000

The message, at least in individual economic terms, is that literacy pays off.

Illiteracy may also mean income loss for society as a whole. In 1993, according to the National Adult Literacy Survey, adult illiteracy in the U.S. carries an estimated price tag of more than $17 billion per year, including lost income, tax revenue, welfare, unemployment, crime and incarceration, and training costs for business and industry. This suggests that the price of illiteracy for society outweighs the cost of getting people literate.

STATS AND MORE STATS

The military spends $70 million per year on remediation for recruits.

50% of the chronically unemployed are not functionally literate.

An adult without a high school diploma earns 42% less than an adult with a high school diploma.

High school dropouts have an unemployment rate 4 times greater than that of high school graduates.

41-44% of adults who scored at Level I on the National Adult Literacy Survey (1992) were in poverty, compared with 4-6% of adults who scored at the highest level. (Ohio Literacy Resource Center)

Some researchers support the view that literacy skills should be taught in a discrete, carefully sequenced way. This approach is thought to be appropriate for people at an especially low level of skills, some of whom might have learning disabilities that make traditional methods ineffective. (Shaywitz & Shaywitz, 2001)

One study found that with an incremental approach, ” almost 70 % of workers reported math and/or reading improvements. They noted improved work accuracy, more confidence, a greater sense of company loyalty and, in the end, a more efficient workday. Supervisors observed a greater openness to change among employees, a general attitude improvement in teamwork, and identified broader options for promotion.”

Another study concluded the matter most persuasively:

“Experts estimate that low literacy costs the American economy $225 billion a year in lost productivity. Improved workplace literacy can increase employees’ efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity on the job. As a result, employers experience greater customer satisfaction and process improvement, a lower incident of accidents, reduced waste, and fewer errors.”

That’s a cost we can live with.

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Study: Taste of beer causes chemical reward in male brain

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In a study published yesterday online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, scientists from the Indiana University School of Medicine say the taste of beer alone triggers a release of dopamine, the brain’s chemical reward signal.

Dopamine is a chemical released by the human body and is associated with drug- and alcohol-related use and pleasure. In men with family histories of alcoholism, the dopamine release was greater.

The scientists sprayed 15 milliliters (about one tablespoon) of either beer or a sports drink into the mouths of the participants over a period of 15 minutes, scanning their brains and noting increases in dopamine levels were present. According to the scientists, 15 mL of beer does not contain enough alcohol for the alcohol to cause intoxication or any noticeable increase in blood-alcohol levels.

Brain scans were accomplished with positron emission tomography, an imaging technology using radiation to obtain three-dimensional images of, in this case, the human brain.

The senior author of the study, Dr. David A. Kareken, said “We believe this is the first experiment in humans to show that the taste of an alcoholic drink alone, without any intoxicating effect from the alcohol, can elicit this dopamine activity in the brain’s reward centers”.

Professor of substance use, policy and practice Peter Anderson at Newcastle University in the UK said many “sorts of cues” can cause an urge to drink. “This paper demonstrates that taste alone impacts on the brain functions associated with desire. This is not surprising — if taste increases desire, it has to impact on brain functions.”

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Australia: Victorian government to trial driverless vehicles on public roads

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Yesterday, the state government of Victoria, Australia announced their decision to trial self-driving vehicles on two of the state’s major connecting motorways, the CityLink and Tullamarine Freeway. The trial is to use autonomous vehicles from automobile companies including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and Tesla. The two-year trial is to have three phases.

The cars are to drive alongside commuters, but in public testing a driver is always to be present, as Victorian law requires drivers always keep a hand on the steering wheel. However, in occasional closures of the Burnley Tunnel, with no other drivers to endanger, the cars are to be tested with nobody in the vehicle.

Lane assist, cruise control, and recognition of traffic signs are in the trial’s first phase, expected to complete before the end of the year. This includes monitoring how the driver-less cars respond to road conditions, including lane markings and electronic speed signs.

“Victoria is at the forefront of automated vehicle technology — we’re investing in this trial to explore ways that this technology can be used to reduce crashes and keep people safe on our roads”, said Luke Donnellan, the Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety. He noted, “Ninety per cent of the fault of accidents is human error […] so we know that if we can take out human error we will have less accidents”.

Tim Hansen, Victoria Police’s Acting Assistant Commissioner, said that police had founded a project team to investigate how self-driving vehicles would change policing on roads. “Can we intercept vehicles more safely to avoid pursuits and ramming?”, he asked.

The trial is a partnership between the state government, Victoria’s road management authority VicRoads, owner of the CityLink toll road Transurban, and insurance company RACV.

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How A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

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Bad hiring decisions can cost you. Here’s how the best personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can help you.

Provide you with options

An excellent lawyer will provide you with a range of options that work for you. They will take the time to carefully explain the pros and cons of each so you’ll have a better understanding of which one to go for.

Handle the correspondence

When you hire an experienced attorney, you can expect them to take on the task of handling all the correspondence that the insurance companies will send you,The Seattle Times says. Answering those letters or trying to understand what the insurance companies mean can often be challenging. By hiring legal help, you have someone to answer them back so you won’t have to.

Help you understand

Developments in your case aren’t always easy to understand. When you have the best personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale by your side, you have someone to explain to you what’s happening and what those developments will mean for you.

Determine the damages

You probably don’t know how many damages you quality for, but your lawyer does. If you get a settlement offer, your lawyer can check the amount and compare it to how much you can get for all the damages you qualify for. This way, your legal advisor can stop you from saying yes to an unfair settlement.

Ensure maximum compensation

With the help of a lawyer, you can receive the maximum compensation that is yours by law. While the proceeds of the case won’t compensate you for the trauma or suffering you went through, the money could help you recover from the accident and move on with your life.

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Glenn Crowe, Bramalea-Gore-Malton

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Glenn Crowe is running for the NDP in the Ontario provincial election, in the Bramalea-Gore-Malton riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Crowe did not reply to various questions asked.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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UK Wikinews Shorts: July 8, 2013

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A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, July 8, 2013.

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