Medical Doctor and Attorney Urges Veterans to Find a Legal Voice Aug 1, 2014 11:55AM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans who have had heart attacks, cancer or other serious conditions due to negligence or delays in receiving healthcare at Veterans Administration hospitals now have a legal advocate.

Dr. Francois Blaudeau, MD, JD, practicing medical doctor as well as attorney with the Southern Institute for Medical & Legal Affairs, asks Veterans and their families to contact the Institute if they have experienced delayed care or treatment from the Veterans Administration and suffered one of the following: heart attack, stroke, death due to a severe illness, death due to lack of diagnosis or misdiagnosis such as cancer or late diagnosis of a serious condition that could have been prevented if diagnosed sooner.

His website for veterans is The Southern Institute for Medical & Legal Affairs may be contacted for a free confidential consultation at 1-800-800-1919.

While the primary purpose is representing Veterans who have had detrimental delays in healthcare, Blaudeau said they also will consider serious negligence cases. The Institute has already received more than 30 calls from Veterans or their immediate family members with potential cases and is reviewing those cases to see if they are strong enough to file lawsuits.

Federal Law states all Veterans are entitled to medical benefits. In April, the Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs announced that as many as 40 Veterans died apparently due to delays in healthcare at a VA hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. In addition, a recent VA's inspector general report found the following.

  • Officials falsified records, hiding the amount of wait time Veterans experienced for medical appointments, delaying their appointments an average of 115 days for an initial primary care appointment with many Veterans suffering catastrophic consequences as a result of the VA hospital's negligence.
  • Also, the VA failed to release internal documents that corroborated at least 19 preventable deaths. These Veterans are part of 82 Veterans who died or are dying or suffered serious injuries as a result of delayed diagnosis or treatment for colonoscopies or endoscopies.
  • Additionally, it has been reported that possibly over 1,000 Veterans may have died due to VA mismanagement between the years 2001 and 2011.

Suing the government is not as lucrative as suing a business because there are caps on how much can be recovered for both plaintiffs and attorneys. The website explains the process and the limits and Dr. Blaudeau hopes the Institute can provide Veterans with a legal voice.

The Southern Institute for Medical & Legal Affairs is headquartered in Birmingham and works with Heninger Garrison Davis and their offices in Birmingham, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C. focusing on Class Actions and Mass Torts, Intellectual Property and Personal Injury.  Please visit to learn more or see the YouTube video at:

Contact: Stacy Heninger Garrison Davis2224 1st Avenue NorthBirmingham, Alabama 35203(205) 326-3336

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Homewood Suites by Hilton New Reading Library and Lewis the Duck Book Reaffirm Commitment to Children’s Literacy Causes Aug 1, 2014 11:55AM

The extended stay hotel brand has donated more than 13,000 books and volunteered 2,725 service hours to literacy causes over the past 5 years

NEW YORK & MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Homewood Suites by HiltonHilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, celebrates the opening of its seventh Lewis Learning Library in partnership with Books for Kids. The brand is also releasing its fifth book in the “Lewis the Duck” children’s book series in anticipation of National Literacy Month.

Co-authored by Homewood Suites Global Head Bill Duncan and his son Christian, “Lewis the Duck Flies Around the World” helps travelers stay connected with young ones (Photo: Business Wire)

The Books for Kids Lewis Learning Library at the Hamilton-Madison House Head Start Center is a first for Homewood Suites in New York City, which also debuted its first Manhattan property last month. In 2012, the library was shuttered after receiving extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy, including the loss of 75 percent of its book collection. Following its reopening, the library will serve 400 children in the New York downtown area, offering new books, literacy enrichment activities and regular readings.

Homewood Suites is also further cementing its commitment to children’s literacy with the release of “Lewis the Duck Flies Around the World.” The Lewis the Duck book series is co-authored by Homewood Suites Global Head Bill Duncan and his son Christian. With every book, the pair looks to help travelers stay connected with young ones while away from home, teaching readers important lessons about different cultures and giving back.

“Opening our first library in New York and publishing our fifth ‘Lewis the Duck’ book are great sources of pride for Homewood Suites in our commitment to this important issue,” said Bill Duncan. “With National Literacy Month only one month away, everyone should remember the importance of reading to all children, as children’s literacy is not something that should be taken for granted.”

To date, Homewood Suites has donated more than 13,000 books and volunteered 2,725 service hours to literacy causes. The brand has also printed more than 100,000 copies of the Lewis the Duck book series which is available for purchase at every Homewood Suites Suite Shop, as well as at

“Books for Kids is thrilled to be opening our seventh library with Homewood Suites, and the first in New York. This library will give under-served youth unparalleled access to books and greater literacy resources, to help prepare them for school and for life,” said Amanda Hirsh, Executive Director, Books for Kids. “We are honored to continue this partnership with Homewood Suites as we work together to improve early childhood literacy.”

Read more about Homewood Suites by Hilton at and

About Homewood Suites by Hilton™

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotel with more than 300 hotels open in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Homewood Suites by Hilton is proud to be a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion - one of an elite group of 50 U.S. companies to be named to this list. Also voted “Top Upscale Extended-Stay” hotel by J.D. Power and Associates and Business Travel News, Homewood Suites by Hilton is the first choice for guests seeking comfortable, home-like accommodations when traveling for an extended stay. Beyond its spacious suites, which feature separate living and sleeping areas, and fully equipped kitchens with full sized refrigerators, additional value-driven amenities include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast, and healthy, delicious evening meals with drinks every Monday-Thursday. The brand is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information, please visit

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,200 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 690,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,,, and

About Books for Kids

The mission of Books for Kids is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschool-aged children. Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books and implements literacy programs to develop the critical early foundation and skills which young children need to be successful in life. To learn more about Books for Kids, please visit

Hilton Worldwide

Jennifer Hughes, +1 901-374-6518

Director, Brand Public Relations


For Hilton Worldwide

Shawn Warmstein, +1 305-444-3383

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PharmaVOICE Magazine Announces the 2014 PharmaVOICE 100 and Inaugural Red Jacket Award Aug 1, 2014 11:55AM

TITUSVILLE, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 08/01/14 -- The PharmaVOICE 100 is an annual list of inspirational individuals recognized for their positive contributions to the life-sciences industry.

These individuals illustrate what it means to think bigger, do more, and lead with passion and integrity. Based on their profiles, it is no surprise that you, our readers, have identified this year's honorees as some of the most inspiring, motivating, innovative, and outstanding leaders in the life-sciences industry today.

The distinguished honorees are nominated by thousands of PharmaVOICE readers throughout the year and are selected based on substantive accounts describing how they have inspired or motivated their colleagues, peers, and even competitors; have affected positive changes in their own organizations; as well as give back to their communities and other philanthropic causes.

"This must-read issue has become one of the most-anticipated and highly regarded publications of the year, and it is our great pleasure to showcase the men and women who are demonstrating exemplary leadership, changing the status quo, fostering innovation along the entire healthcare continuum, and building relationships to position the industry in the best way possible to serve the ultimate stakeholders: patients," said Taren Grom, Editor and Cofounder of PharmaVOICE. "In celebration of 10 years of the PharmaVOICE 100, we are proud to also announce the inaugural Red Jacket Award. This hall of fame award honors individuals who have been recognized multiple times throughout the years as a PharmaVOICE 100. Throughout their careers the six individuals being honored this year have demonstrated a commitment to innovation, leadership, mentoring, and philanthropy. Their vision and influence is an inspiration to those throughout the life-sciences industry."

The 2014 Red Jacket Award honorees are: Jeff Berkowitz, Walgreens Boots Alliance Development; Nick Colucci, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group; Dr. Amir Khalali, Quinitiles; Rick Keefer, Publicis Healthcare Solutions; David Ormesher, closerlook inc., and Donato Tramuto, Physicians Interactive.

View the 2014 list of the PharmaVOICE 100:

About PharmaVOICE:

PharmaVOICE is expressly written and designed to deliver the views, opinions, and insights of executives who are shaping the direction of the dynamic life-sciences industry. PharmaVOICE, with the largest distribution in its market sector, is delivered to more than 40,000 BPA-qualified subscribers. The publication also reaches more than 100,000 users with its digital edition, which contains original exclusive bonus content.

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Hyundai Motor America Reports Best Ever July Sales Aug 1, 2014 11:53AM

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America, recently ranked the highest non-premium brand in J.D. Power's APEAL and IQS reports, posted its best July sales ever.  Sales for the month were 67,011 units, up 1.5 percent compared with the same period in 2013.  The Sonata had another strong month with sales of 22,577 up 19 percent while the Santa Fe recorded sales of 8,655, up 26 percent.

"As the summer weather heated up across the country, so did the selling season," said Bob Pradzinski, vice president of national sales, Hyundai Motor America.  "With 2015 models beginning to hit showrooms, incentive spend up across major brands and competitive financing available, it's a buyers' market that many shoppers took advantage of."

The 2015 Genesis and Equus, Hyundai's premium models, both saw sales gains for the month, up 5 percent and 76 percent, respectively.


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HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICAHyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.    

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Milner Consolidated Silver Mines Ltd. Grants Incentive Stock Options Aug 1, 2014 11:52AM

TINY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/01/14 -- Milner Consolidated Silver Mines Ltd. (the "Company" or "Milner") (TSX VENTURE: MCA) announced today that, pursuant to the Company's Stock Option Plan, a total of 743,850 incentive stock options have been granted to directors and officers of the Company and its subsidiary. The options are exercisable at a Discounted Market Price of $0.05 per common share for a period of five years, expiring on July 31, 2019.

These options have been granted to replace previously issued options (743,850 shares) having expiry dates in March and May of 2014. These previously issued options all expired unexercised.

The market price at close of previous day was $0.065. The grant of this option is in accordance with the existing stock option plan. The stock options are for a term of five years and vest immediately.

The grant of the incentive stock options is subject to regulatory approval.

About Milner Consolidated Silver Mines Ltd.

Milner is a junior resource company, quoted for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MCA. There are currently 7,438,506 shares issued and outstanding in the Company.

"Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

Milner Consolidated Silver Mines Ltd.
Deborah Bazinet
705-533-1521 (FAX)

Source: Milner Consolidated Silver Mines Ltd.

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