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MIAMI, Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If you didn’t get tickets to the presidential Inaugural Ball, here’s another opportunity – one to celebrate with the “deplorables” that got Donald Trump elected. A new inventory of 2,000 tickets to one more historic event to usher in the 45th president of the United States came on the market this week when the Deplorables Inaugural Ball™ was announced Wednesday. The event will be the launch for the Deplorables Nation™ movement and take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19. Deplorables Nation™ is the counter cry to Occupy Democrats and Move On. The non-profit is the brainchild of Evelio Medina, president of the Miami Brickell Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Deplorables Inaugural Ball™. A longtime event organizer and lifetime Republican, the Cuban American immigrant – like many Trump supporters – embraced the term used to describe half of them. Medina founded Deplorables Nation™ as an extension of the grassroots campaign that got Trump elected by “deplorables” discontent with the federal government. “It’s not an idea, it’s a movement,” Medina said. “There’s a big group of people who didn’t have a tent. Now they do.” Medina’s research shows 73 million people used the word “deplorables” in a positive way in the last three months. But he had an instinct about it immediately. As soon as Clinton said the word, Medina realized its political, commercial and motivational power. He trademarked the term and secured multiple websites, including www.deplorablesnation.com, which launched this week to advance sales of the first ever Deplorables Inaugural Ball on the eve of Trump’s first day in office. At the Ronald Reagan Building, the Deplorables Inaugural Ball™ -- which will be the best of the unofficial balls -- features amazing musical talent such as Saints of Havana, Lucy Grau, and more to come -- plus scrumptious food and a four-hour open bar. “We’re hoping he will go. He might,” Medina said, referring to the future POTUS. “He owes his election to the deplorables.” “Donald Trump’s victory has left many stunned. But not us. Not the Deplorables Nation™,” Medina said. “We are asking the Deplorables across the country to come together in our nation’s capital to celebrate this historical moment in our nation’s history.” Even those who can’t go to Washington, D.C. for the event can participate in the historic moment, Medina said. “Our team has created a generous package of commemorative souvenirs, to mark this historic victory so that everybody can feel like they are contributing to this once-in-a-lifetime celebration,” Medina explained. “We are also reaching out to a select group of individuals, associations and corporate partners interested in underwriting and sponsoring this event.” Funds raised by the $500 tickets ($1,000 for VIP seats) -- and from the online sale of commemorative souvenirs -- will go to the non-profit to continue to push Trump’s agenda, Medina said. “And if he gets scattered or distracted, we are here to remind him. “Because our agenda is his agenda – America first.” About Evelio Medina  A Miami-based Cuban-American and life-long Republican, Evelio Medina is a consummate entrepreneur, with vast experience in operating within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He can be described in one word as “passionate”. At an early age, Evelio became a public servant (City of Hialeah Councilman), a small business owner and relentless relationship builder. For the past seven years, Evelio is founder, president and CEO for the Downtown Miami & Brickell Chamber of Commerce, which serves as a platform to empower, represent and create economic development opportunities for its members and the community as a whole. Evelio's experience has taken him to the White House and to serving the less fortunate at Camillus House (a homeless shelter), affording him the ability to have the common touch, that of understanding and being able to interact with his fellow men and women in effective and efficient manner. His guiding principle is that it is in giving that we receive. Evelio Medina's knowledge and education base comes from his studying business, marketing, accounting, and real estate on a local, national, and international dimension. All these attributes uniquely qualify him to prosper and thrive in the world we live today. Evelio's God given talents to interact and understand people and what motivates them, fits perfectly in implementing successful strategies to accomplish the goal of bringing the project he is working on to a national and international stage. His passion to serve his community and his country is his driving force. About Lucy Grau  Lucy Grau, a charismatic and talented singer from Miami, with all the elements of a marquee vocalist, has delivered breathtaking performances, domestically and internationally with her powerhouse voice. She effortlessly masters both, the English and Spanish language while staying true to her Latin rhythmic roots as she proves in her hits “Last Dance” and “On The Radio” (Salsa Version), the Donna Summer classics she chose as a rendition to the late singer and one of Lucy’s all-time favorite idols. Lucy has found her niche amongst the other feminine talents in the tropical music genre by introducing the era of the Disco Divas to today’s Salsa Sensation, sharing her talents internationally at Salsa Festivals, Congresses and sharing the stage with many talented artists and musicians such as La India, Roberto Torres, Carlos Oliva Y Los Sobrinos Del Juez, Andy Garcia, Tito Nieves, Rey Ruiz, Eddie Santiago, Willy Chirino, Albita, Johnny Ventura, Rolando Laserrie, Miles Peña, and Jose Alberto “El Canario”, among many more. Currently she is working on a full album in tribute to the disco era. About Saints of Havana  Saints of Havana is currently Nashville's top drawing all original unsigned Country/Rock act. It is a musical collaboration between Cuban musician brothers Rey and Cesar Montecristo and their All American front-man, Aaron Shea. After selling out many shows in a row at all of Nashville's top Club-Circuit venues, including the unheard of feat of playing all original shows at venues on lower Broadway, with their self-produced music and over the top live show, the group piqued the interest of legendary management company The Erv. Woolsey Co.(George Strait), who have signed on to further the band's career. Their live show is reminiscent of the great 70's bands, the band displays amazing musical skills and memorable songwriting along with unequaled stage presence. Their music remains true to the Country genre while flawlessly weaving in flavors of flamenco, rock and pop to create a beautiful and alluringly unique sound. Their crossover potential is unequaled in the Country market and their appeal, Universal. Combined with all this is their known propensity for hard work, attention to detail and their love for the fan. They make themselves available to their followers and are very known in Nashville for their friendly demeanors and fun crowd-inclusive shows. They are currently working on their 2nd Studio Album and frequently write material with top Songwriters in the industry. Look for them to be a break-out artist in the coming years. About the Ronald Reagan Building  The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, named after former United States President Ronald Reagan, is the first federal building in Washington, D.C. designed for both governmental and private sector purposes. Each of the organizations located in the Pennsylvania Avenue building are dedicated to international trade and globalization. Organizations headquartered in this building include the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The first private sector lease was signed with investment banking firm Quarterdeck Investment Partners, Inc. The building hosts conferences, trade shows, cultural events, and outdoor concerts. Post-9/11, security requirements for high-profile federal buildings have limited the amount of public/private access anticipated by the center's designers. -- “America, you look beautiful today” (The Victory Hymn) For more Information on the event, sponsorship opportunities and press, please contact: Evelio Medina  Chairman of the Deplorables Inaugural Ball™  Founder of Deplorables Nation™  Telephone No. 786.728.0008  Email: info@deplorablesinauguralball.com  Website: www.deplorablesinauguralball.com  Mariori De Marcos President  Jordan-Marcos The Agency  255 Alhambra Circle Suite 500  Coral Gables, FL 33134  Telephone No. 305.200.2186  Fax No. 305.713.1210  Email: mdemarcos@jordanmarcos.com  Website: www.jordanmarcos.com Theme:  We The People...To celebrate Freedom and Make America Great Again!


Collins T.,The Saints | Wallman J.,City College of New York
Journal of Neurophysiology | Year: 2012

When saccades systematically miss their visual target, their amplitude adjusts, causing the position errors to be progressively reduced. Conventionally, this adaptation is viewed as driven by retinal error (the distance between primary saccade endpoint and visual target). Recent work suggests that the oculomotor system is informed about where the eye lands; thus not all "retinal error" is unexpected. The present study compared two error signals that may drive saccade adaptation: retinal error and prediction error (the difference between predicted and actual postsaccadic images). Subjects made saccades to a visual target in two successive sessions. In the first session, the target was extinguished during saccade execution if the amplitude was smaller (or, in other experiments, greater) than the running median, thereby modifying the average retinal error subjects experienced without moving the target during the saccade as in conventional adaptation paradigms. In the second session, targets were extinguished at the start of saccades and turned back on at a position that reproduced the trial-by-trial retinal error recorded in the first session. Despite the retinal error in the first and second sessions having been identical, adaptation was several fold greater in the second session, when the predicted target position had been changed. These results argue that the eye knows where it lands and where it expects the target to be, and that deviations from this prediction drive saccade adaptation more strongly than retinal error alone. © 2012 the American Physiological Society.


News Article | December 7, 2016
Site: news.yahoo.com

NEW ORLEANS – They sat at opposite ends of the first row here at Orleans Criminal District Court, where a man named Cardell Hayes stood trial for the murder of Will Smith, their friend, their coworker, their old teammate on the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees, the quarterback great, sat on one end, near the wall. Steve Gleason, in his motorized wheelchair and breathing machine due to his inspirational battle against ALS, was on the other side in the courtroom’s center aisle. They are among, if not the two most beloved heroes, football or otherwise, in this town. The Saints aren’t just the local NFL team, but are widely hailed as a catalyst for post-Hurricane Katrina recovery. Gleason is recalled for a legendary blocked punt in the team’s first game back in the Superdome in 2006. Brees, along with Smith, led the Saints to a Super Bowl XLIV championship in February of 2010. Brees and Gleason arrived at the stately, arch-ceiling, marble-walled Southern courthouse during a late morning recess on Tuesday’s opening day of a trial that has gripped the attention of the city. When jurors returned to the courtroom, they noticed the presence of the stars, engaging in double looks and craning their necks to get a clearer view. This was just part of the scene, the symbolism impossible to miss. New Orleans safety Roman Harper and former Saint Deuce McAllister were here too. Pierre Thomas is a critical witness who is expected to testify. During the prosecution’s opening statement, it was noted that coach Sean Payton had given Smith an open invitation to join the team’s coaching staff, a true character seal of approval if there ever was one. “Loving husband, loving father,” prosecutor Jason Napoli described Smith in his opening statement. “That’s not how we knew him though. We knew him for defense – No. 91 of the New Orleans Saints, the team that brought the Super Bowl to New Orleans. “We knew Will Smith for defense,” Napoli continued. “On April 9, 2016, he died the very opposite … defenseless.” Hayes, 29, is not disputing that he killed Smith, 34, that night via eight shots from a .45 caliber handgun. The two had been involved in two minor automobile accidents that night, the first instigated by Smith, who was drunk, the second by Hayes, who was sober, after Smith left the scene. A wild argument in a Garden District street ensued involving both drivers and passengers. Hayes, himself a 6-foot-6, 300-pound semi-pro football player, said he shot Smith because he feared for his own life when Smith threatened him and said he was going to get his own gun from his Mercedes. The defense argues that was what escalated the dispute and left Hayes with the right to defend himself accordingly. Racquel Smith, Will’s wife and mother of his children, was also shot and suffered leg injuries, but she survived. Hayes is also facing attempted second-degree murder charges in the shooting of Racquel Smith. The case will likely be decided by whether the jury believes Hayes was under any danger from Smith. It will be considered within the scope of Louisiana’s so-called stand your ground laws. Here in New Orleans the mood is tense. The trial began just days after the slaying of Joe McKnight, a local high school legend and later NFL player, in another road-rage/self-defense case. The suspect in that case was arrested Monday and charged with manslaughter. At the start of this trial, the defense says Hayes’ actions were a tragic, yet justifiable act of self-defense. It began Tuesday laying the groundwork for a sloppy and rushed police investigation that quickly deemed Hayes the aggressor and Smith the victim in part because of Smith’s fame and popularity. It claims police worked backward from there, missing potentially critical evidence that the opposite was true. The prosecution says Hayes was the instigator and the evidence presented over the next week to 10 days will prove it. In the backdrop, however, are the Saints. Hayes didn’t kill just anyone. He didn’t kill just another doting husband and father of three. He didn’t kill just another black man in a city where such a thing is painfully common. He killed the defensive captain of the most beloved team in the city’s history, a man who doubled as a charismatic community leader. Just about everyone around here knew or knew of Will Smith, a challenge the defense is attempting to take head-on. “We heard talk about Mr. Smith and his fantastic football career,” defense attorney Jay Daniels said to the jury during his opening statement. “That isn’t on trial here. We heard about his community giving, his charitable giving. That isn’t on trial.” died as a result of suffering eight gun shot wounds in a road rage incident. (AP) died as a result of suffering eight gun shot wounds in a road rage incident. (AP) Will Smith died as a result of suffering eight gun shot wounds in a road rage incident. (AP) Or so Hayes hopes. He spent the day sitting quietly taking in the testimony, wearing a blue suit so new it still had some parts of the tags visible. At times he smiled and waved to the couple dozen supporters there for him. Soon Daniels was reconstructing the night to the jury, trying to refute the state’s story that Hayes purposefully rear-ended Smith, came out of the car with a gun in his hand and eventually pumped eight bullets into him, seven at close range while declaring, “That’s what you get now.” Daniels did all he could to not refer to Smith by name, and certainly not by his former occupation. When running through their theory of events, he was referred to simply as “the big guy” even though Hayes is actually bigger. “The big guy in the Mercedes takes a few swings at Cardell Hayes,” Daniels said to the jury at one point. “The big guy said, ‘You’ve got a gun? Well I got a gun too, and I’m going to show you what to do with it,'” Daniels said another time. “Cardell said, ‘No, don’t do that.’ But the big guy is angry.” “Cardell didn’t discharge his weapon until the big guy reached into his car,” Daniels said – a critical timeline fact that is very much in dispute. It’s about all the defense can attempt to do. If the jury views Smith as a hero, rather than an equal to Hayes, then the defense’s task just got tougher. Former Saint Deuce McAllister (R) testified Tuesday in the Will Smith murder trial. Roman Harper, another Saint, was also in attendance at the trial. (AP) The state isn’t shy about its attempt to bring football into the case. While Judge Buras banned Saints paraphernalia from the court, she can’t ban the actual Saints, who have every bit the right to be here to support Smith as Hayes’ friends and family, who are packing the other side of the room. Deuce McAllister, a star with the team for nearly a decade, was the first to testify; the relatively rare time a victim impact witness leads off a murder trial. He looked right at the jury and introduced himself and got questions from Napoli such as: “Mr. McAllister, in high school did you play any sports?” McAllister talked about his time working alongside Smith with the Saints, but also doing charity and raising their children together after both decided to remain in New Orleans after their playing days. The bruising former running back repeatedly choked up while speaking, especially about Smith’s children. “Obviously the state did not call you as a witness to prejudice or influence the jury,” Fuller said, his tone full of sarcasm. “And [they didn’t call you] because you’re a former Saints player.” At one point, Napoli even asked McAllister if he could identify himself and Smith in a photograph. The picture turned out to be a blown-up, poster-board shot of the two of them, along with fellow former star Pierre Thomas, celebrating on the Saints sideline, at least two of the men in full team uniform. “They didn’t [show] this picture of you in your Saints uniform to influence the jury,” Fuller said, again full of sarcasm. “This is the one picture they produce for you to identify yourself?” On redirect, Napoli appeared prepared for Fuller’s attack. The two skilled attorneys have a lengthy history of high-profile court battles here, with Fuller often getting the better of it. So Napoli decided to pull out a second picture for McAllister to identify. Then he asked him to describe what it showed. “Pallbearers taking in the body,” McAllister said of a heavily circulated media shot from outside Smith’s emotional spring funeral. It included McAllister and other former Saints such as Jonathan Vilma and Mike McKenzie. “And who is the individual in the coffin?” Napoli asked. McAllister’s voice caught once again as he fought off emotion. The former Saint finally answered.


Sandev T.,Radiation Safety Directorate | Tomovski Z.,The Saints
Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics | Year: 2014

We study a generalized Langevin equation for a free particle driven by N internal noises. The mean square displacement and velocity autocorrelation function are derived in case of a mixture of Dirac delta, power law and Mittag-Leffler noises. Additionally, a frictional memory kernel of distributed order is considered. The long time limit and short time limit are analyzed, and the dominant contributions of noises on particle dynamics is discussed. Various different diffusive behaviors (subdiffusion, superdiffusion, normal diffusion, ultraslow diffusion) are obtained. The considered problem may be used in the theory of anomalous diffusion in complex environment. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.


Galbis-Reig D.,The Saints
Wisconsin Medical Journal | Year: 2016

Kratom, a relatively unknown herb among physicians in the western world, is advertised on the Internet as an alternative to opioid analgesics, as a potential treatment for opioid withdrawal and as a “legal high” with minimal addiction potential. This report describes a case of kratom addiction in a 37-year-old woman with a severe opioid-like withdrawal syndrome that was managed successfully with symptom-triggered clonidine therapy and scheduled hydroxyzine. A review of other case reports of kratom toxicity, the herb’s addiction potential, and the kratom withdrawal syndrome is discussed. Physicians in the United States should be aware of the growing availability and abuse of kratom and the herb’s potential adverse health effects, with particular attention to kratom’s toxicity, addictive potential, and associated withdrawal syndrome. © 2016 Wisconsin Medical Society.


It is often taken for granted that, in a large majority of typical persons, hand preference and hemispheric specialization for language are interrelated. In this article, I argue that there is currently little serious evidence to support this view. I contend that the best way to investigate the true relationship between hand preference and language lateralization would be to look at their codevelopment. Since both hand preference and language asymmetries are expressed very early, even before birth, a systematic comparison of the very early development of both behavioral traits is needed to understand this relationship. At present, such data are clearly lacking. I discuss existing data on the development of hand preference and language asymmetry, and on the relations between the two. I conclude that this evidence favors the view that the two asymmetries develop relatively independently. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


Beenakumari K.S.,The Saints
Journal of Industrial Pollution Control | Year: 2013

The inhibitive effect of the Saraca indica (Asoka) leaf extract on the corrosion of mild steel in potable water was investigated by using weight loss, open circuit potential measurements and potentiostatic polarization techniques. The threshold concentration of the inhibitor was found to be 500 ppm. At stagnant condition, this concentration of inhibitor shows an inhibition efficiency of 92.4%. The inhibitor was suitable for protecting the mild steel under stimulated conditions also. The corrosion rate was measured at different intervals of immersion of mild steel sample in electrolyte to understand the mechanism of inhibition. The organic part of the leaf extract adsorbed on the surface of the metal and makes a complex on the surface of the metal. This layer will adhere firmly on the metal surface and not depleted with time, temperature and turbulence conditions. © EM International.


Wilton J.M.,The Saints
Nursing for Women's Health | Year: 2012

More than 50 percent of pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Emergency contraception has been shown to possibly reduce the risk of pregnancy by as much as 75 percent. Ulipristal acetate is a selective progesterone receptor modulator that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency contraceptive use in August 2010. This article reviews information on its mechanism of action, efficacy, safety and implications for women's health nurses. © 2012 AWHONN.


Mejia-Gervacio S.,The Saints
Journal of Physiology | Year: 2012

A cholinergic synaptic input has been highlighted in recent years as an important modulator of motoneuron excitability. In the present study, it was examined whether, as in other regions, the cholinergic inputs on spinal motoneurons modulate the glutamatergic synaptic activity, evoked by electrical stimulation at the dorsolateral funiculus. The present results show that the pharmacological stimulation of muscarinic receptors produces a selective depression of AMPA-mediated glutamatergic activity in thoracic and lumbar spinal motoneurons. This effect does not involve a change in transmitter release and occurs both on synaptic currents and on AMPA responses evoked by photolysis of MNI-glutamate. Thus, it is concluded that muscarinic modulation occurs at the postsynaptic level. The results suggest that cholinergic inputs contacting motoneurons, which are known to increase motoneuron excitability, also directly interfere with incoming synaptic inputs by changing their amplitudes. © 2012 The Author. The Journal of Physiology © 2012 The Physiological Society.


Pain self-assessment scales (Visual Analogue Scale, Verbal Rating Scale, Numerical Rating Scale) are today consistently used. However, using self-assessment scales cannot be the only way to consider fully pain complaint. Structural difficulties to express and quantify the pain should not be ignored. Physicians and caregivers must consider pain complaint in its entirety. Beyond their clinical relevance, it seems important to examine self-assessment scales' effects on doctor-patient relationship. Mechanically used, self-assessment scales could reduce medical care to a technical one. © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS.

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