Minneapolis (PRWEB) October 22, 2008
Unum (NYSE: UNM) , the leading disability insurer in the U.S. and U.K., has expanded its partnership with Ceridian, one of the worlds largest providers of human resource services, to launch an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in the United Kingdom. The new service will be offered under the name Unum LifeWorks and cover all employers and employees insured by Unum Group Income Protection (GIP) policies.
Importantly for employers, the program raises the bar in the provision of EAPs in the U.K. by providing access for employers to online and telephone legal and employment help lines for managers and supervisors.
The program is based on a best practice EAP service design which has worked extremely well for Unum and Ceridian in the United States. Unum US and Ceridian have been partnering since 1992 and offer a similar integrated EAP and work-life service to over 39,000 customers. Unums work-life balance EAP in the U.S. offers many modes of access to the service including online, face-to-face and telephonic to accommodate generational preferences and convenience. Employees can receive consultation and assistance with issues such as selecting a child care agency, parenting skills, elder concerns, financial worries, interpersonal problems at work, grief and relationship concerns just to name a few.
The U.K. program, which will begin in November 2008, has been specifically designed to provide a unique range of services that will benefit both employees and employers by aiding them with potentially stressful situations and issues. Stress-related illness is becoming increasingly prevalent amongst workers in the U.K. and offering an EAP will allow employees to seek advice at an early stage, before issues may start to impact on their health and work performance.
The launch comes on the heels of new research1 from Unum, which reveals that over half (51%) of all U.K. workers believe that their work has been impacted over the past two years due to stresses and worries.
The most common stresses cited by workers were worrying about personal health issues (38% of respondents) or other personal issues (37%), followed by stress due to the cost of living or not being able to pay off debts (32% and 25% respectively).
The research also revealed that work issues and personal issues are likely to have the greatest impact on an employees work performance; 72% and 71%, respectively of respondents who admitted that their work had been greatly affected by stresses and worries in the past two years cited these problems. These are followed by stress due to personal health issues (66%) and the cost of living (57%).
As our research shows, personal and work issues can have a significant impact on an employees ability to perform their role at work, said Wojciech Dochan, Head of Commercial Marketing at Unum UK, This can result in unnecessary levels of stress, which in turn can impact upon an employees health.
Unum LifeWorks will add value to our current GIP offering by not only helping both employees and employers to resolve potentially stressful and complicated personal and work-related situations at the earliest stage possible, but also supporting organizational management in the areas of legal and employment information. We are committed at Unum to supporting U.K. businesses as much as possible through the introduction of this new service.
Jeremy Campbell, director of Ceridian HRO sales, said: We are delighted to be working with Unum to provide well-being services to their policy holders. It is unrealistic to expect employees to leave personal issues at home, but by the same standard, with todays PDA and Blackberry culture work rarely stops when you leave the office. Unum LifeWorks provides guidance to individuals on a range of life issues, whilst also advising businesses on how best to support their employees with balancing work and life.
As well as providing emotional support from qualified counselors and support for everyday issues, users can benefit from access to a range of health, educational/career development and debt/financial specialists. In addition, the Unum LifeWorks Online website offers practical resources to enable users to be proactive and tackle their concerns before they impact on work and personal life.
Further services available for U.K. employees include access to telephone and face-to-face counseling, matched referrals for child and elder care and tips and advice online on a wide range of subjects. This is reinforced with printed materials and CDs which can be sent to employees homes, at their request, on topics that are relevant to them.
(1) Independent research agency ICM interviewed a random sample of 2092 U.K. adults aged 18+ from its online panel between 22nd-25th August 2008. Surveys were conducted across the country and the results have been weighted to the profile of all U. K. adults. ICM is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Further information at http://www.icmresearch.co.uk
Unum (http://www.unum.com) is one of the leading providers of employee benefits products and services, and the largest provider of group and individual disability income protection insurance in the United States and the United Kingdom. Through its subsidiaries, Unum paid more than $ 6 billion in total benefits to customers in 2007.
Ceridian is a business services company that helps its customers maximize the power of their people, lower their costs and focus on what they do best. Globally, the company serves more than 25 million employees with a range of HR, payroll, Employee Assistance Programs and funds transfer services, making it one of the few providers delivering services both locally and internationally.
For more information visit http://www.ceridian.co.uk or http://www.ceridian.com
Unum UK Head of Public Relations
(011) 44 1306 873 641
MC (Mary Clarke) Guenther
Unum US Director of Corporate Communications
Toll free: (866) 759 8686
Ceridian LifeWorks Marketing Manager
Fresno, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2008
Family law litigator and collaborative attorney, Erin Rhames-Childs, founding partner of the Childs Law Group, is honored in September’s Time Magazine Salute to Women In Leadership which, in conjunction with United Airlines and Sky Radio Network, spotlighted a number of women leaders who have excelled in the business and legal fields.
Chosen for her work in Collaborative Practice, Erin Rhames-Childs was featured and interviewed about what she does and why she does it. “The journalists from Sky Radio Network and Time Magazine were looking for someone who dedicated a large part of her practice to the Collaborative Divorce. I am a strong advocate for Collaborative Practice and am very involved with getting the message out to the masses so families can choose this avenue in the event they are faced with a family crisis,” states Erin Rhames-Childs.
In her interview with Sky Radio Network, which featured her interview on United Airlines Ms. Childs discussed what Collaborative Practice is. “Collaborative divorce is a way for a divorcing couple to preserve their relationship for after the divorce is over so that they can effectively co-parent happy and healthy children despite the restructuring of their family. Couples deal with their divorce using two collaboratively-trained attorneys and commit in writing to keep their divorce out of court. They commit to resolving their issues through a series of four-way meetings and conducting themselves with honesty, integrity and forthrightness in mind,” she continues.
Collaborative divorce can’t remove the pain, agony and loss in a divorce, but it can avoid the emotional destruction that happens to all family members involved in a traditional divorce. Collaborative divorce can also help protect the family finances by costing less and taking less time to complete than a litigated divorce. Ms. Childs emphasizes, “Times are tough right now for most of us. This is a great way to have your divorce done well but cost a fraction of what it would in the court of law.”
Time Magazine featured Erin’s leadership qualities. “Whether we are handling a litigation case or a collaborative case, I view everyone – clients, paralegals, secretaries, and law clerks – as team members. We all have to communicate, respect each other and maintain a strong work ethic to get the job done and do it well. We want to be the smartest, most effective, most honest, hardworking team in the business and expecting the best from all involved will eventually get us there. We want to be the best out there for ourselves and for our clients.”
For additional information about the areas of family law and new location of Childs Law Group, contact Erin Rhames-Childs or visit http://www.childslawgroup.com. The law offices are open Monday through Thursday 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 and Fridays from 8:00-12:00 if you would like to set up a time to speak with one of our attorneys or visit our offices.
Childs Law Group provides services in divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, adoptions, guardianships, grandparent rights, domestic partnerships, and domestic violence restraining orders. Childs Law Group is proud to work throughout the Central Valley including cities like Fresno, Madera, Clovis, Kingsburg, Reedley, Selma, Tulare, Hanford, Visalia, Merced, Modesto and Coalinga.
Erin Rhames-Childs, Partner
Childs Law Group, A PLC
Herndon, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2009
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Irvine, CA (Vocus) June 5, 2009
United Law Group, the leading provider of legal foreclosure prevention and foreclosure litigation services donated $ 15,000 to renovate a bomb shelter in the town of Nahariya, which is located in the northern region of Israel. The people in this town face imminent danger as attacks from the north leave them little to no time to enter shelters. The firm plans to sponsor additional shelters and is encouraging other organizations to do the same.
According to IsraelNN.com, the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Home Front Command put together the largest war simulation in the history of the State of Israel from May 31 – June 4, 2009. Beginning with a “battle in Gaza” on Sunday, this five-day drill was designed to test Israel’s preparedness in the event of a war.
The map of the region shows that people living in the red zone have no warning of an attack from the north. They must enter a bomb shelter immediately. Others have anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes to take shelter.
“This is a very real threat for these people,” said Sean Rutledge, Managing Director for United Law Group. “Unfortunately, the private communal bomb shelters were not designed for people to remain for extended periods. They don’t have bathrooms, electricity, mattresses or cooking areas.”
During the Second War with Lebanon, families were forced to stay in the shelters for 34 days.
“United Law Group is happy to be part of the effort to make these shelters livable for the people that need them,” continued Rutledge.
Where previous conflicts were fought on battlefields away from the cities, the war with Lebanon taught the Israeli people that civilians could be targets. At the time there weren’t enough bomb shelters available so people were forced to flee from the north to the southern region of the country.
“My 85-year-old mother and my sister who, at the time was battling cancer, were forced to flee to Tel Aviv,” said Rony Jordan, founder and director of Tikvat Am Yisrael. “Their experience was not unique. It made me realize that there is a need for clean, safe shelters to protect the weakest members of the towns. That’s when I decided to focus the efforts TAY Ministries in this area.”
A child of Holocaust survivors, Rony was raised in Nahariya, Israel and served in the Israeli Defense Force. He later traveled to the United States, where he married his wife Cynthia and worked as a general contractor for 20 years.
“The translation of our name is Hope for the People of Israel,” says Rony. “People living in Israel today don’t have much hope. But with the help and support of companies like United Law Group, we will bring hope back to the people.”
About Tikvat Am Yisrael
Tikvat Am Yisrael is a nonprofit organization that reaches out to meet the practical needs of Israelis. Their current goal is to assist Israelis who have urgent needs including: renovating bomb shelters, encouraging IDF soldiers, and assisting the forgotten victims of terror attacks. Since they do not have a large overhead, all funds are guaranteed to go directly to the field. For more information visit http://www.tayministries.org.
About United Law Group
United Law Group is a national law firm with offices in California, New York, Florida, Ohio, Nevada & Arizona. It is the largest foreclosure prevention and litigation firm in the country with attorneys licensed in every state. Dedicated to helping homeowners facing hardships to keep their houses, United Law Group uses legal channels to compel banks to modify adjustable-rate to fixed-rate mortgages, reduce principal and interest, and create other fair solutions between the lender and borrower.
For further information on United Law Group, visit: http://www.unitedlawgroup.com or call Corvi Urling, Executive Consultant for United Law Group at (800) 680-5717.
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East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 11, 2010
Travel Insureds recently updated group travel insurance plans allow coverage for family groups of 10 or more members booking their reunion cruises. The 2010 Wave Season marks the first time family groups can enjoy group travel insurance savings in the booking period when the industry offers some of its best cruise deals of the year.
The first quarter of the year, the traditional Wave Season period when cruise line members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) offer some of their most attractive sales, is an opportunity for family groups of 10 or more. They can tap into the growing popularity of family reunion cruises and get a great deal for cruising together in summer, fall or even next winter. Travel Insured International has recently revised and simplified its group travel insurance program into two choices of Travel Insured Lite or Deluxe Group Protection plans. The revision allows family groups of 10 or more members, who previously needed to purchase individual plans, to obtain the savings of Travel Insured group insurance. Remember that group members are required to be traveling to the same destination with the same departure and return dates to be covered on the same Travel Insured group protection plan.
Family travel insurance coverage allows for groups of relatives to take advantage of the popular reunion vacation experience that cruising provides. Dozens of daily onboard cruise activities usually include something for everyone, and supervised childrens programs on many vessels, organized for kids in multiple age groups, allow parents to enjoy adult vacations enhanced by hours of child-sitting services.
Members of a family can enjoy several Travel Insured Group Deluxe or Lite Protection plan options that mean flexibility for both the group and its individuals.
One set of attractive premium rates for the group: there is no difference whether the insurance is inclusive for all members or voluntary for individual members.
Cancel for Any Reason coverage is available as an included purchase for the entire group provided it is purchased within 14 days as an option with either the Lite or Deluxe Protection plan. The Cancel for Any Reason option allows group members to cancel their trip for any reason up to two days prior to scheduled departure and obtain up to a 75% reimbursement of prepaid, non-refundable trip costs.
If a group arranges its trip – and buys either the Group Lite or Group Deluxe Protection plan through a travel agent partner of Travel Insured International it enjoys the added option to purchase Cancel for Any Reason coverage either as an included purchase for the entire group or as an optional purchase by individuals within the group.
Group insurance members can qualify, if they purchase the group insurance plan prior to their final trip payment, for a Pre-Existing Medical Condition waiver. The waiver can provide Trip Cancellation coverage before the trip, or Trip Interruption and Emergency Medical Expense coverage during the trip, for a recurrence of a pre-existing condition that might otherwise be excluded from coverage under the plan.
The Best Group Cruise Insurance for Wave Season
In addition to the above pricing features and options, Travel Insured International group plans offer a range of coverage to deal with unforeseen risks that could potentially disrupt a family or other group cruise vacation.
Travel Insureds Group Deluxe Protection plan includes: Trip Cancellation / Interruption; Trip Delay of up to $ 150 per insured per day; Emergency Accident & Sickness Medical Expenses; Emergency Medical Evacuation; Baggage & Personal Effects plus Baggage Delay; 24-hour Emergency Travel Assistance and up to $ 25,000 of Travel Accident coverage.
Travel Insured Group Lite Protection plan has lower premiums and benefit limits than the Deluxe plan. It includes: Trip Cancellation / Interruption; Trip Delay; Emergency Medical Expenses; Emergency Medical Evacuation; Baggage & Personal Effects plus Baggage Delay, and 24-hour Emergency Travel Assistance.
Pre-Booking Travel Insured Group Plans
There is a pre-booking requirement for Travel Insured Group Plans. Group leaders or agents should visit http://www.travelinsured.com or call 1-800-243-3174 and ask for the Group Administrator. A first step is to apply either for inclusive plan for the whole group or a voluntary plan for individual members. For inclusive, the plan must be included for all passengers and payment included as part of the initial trip deposit. For voluntary, the cost of the protection plan must be invoiced as a separate line item with an option to decline the protection plan by subtracting the plan cost from the total package price.
Insured participants must insure the full prepaid cost of the trip. Premiums, which are net price, must be paid along with the group manifest by the 15th of the month prior to trip departure, and both manifests and credit card payment by Visa or Master Card, can be made online. Travel agency checks are also accepted. Once premium payment has been received the travel agent or group leader will receive electronically a Description of Coverage to be distributed to group members.
Find your best family reunion Wave Season cruise deal, preferably with professional travel agent guidance. Remember to take along the best group cruise insurance for Wave Season, either Travel Insured Group Deluxe or Group Lite Protection with optional Cancel for Any Reason. Enjoy your reunion cruise!
About Travel Insured International:
Travel Insured delivers comprehensive travel protection benefits ranging from trip cancellation and trip interruption to emergency assistance and Medevac insurance, travel accident and sickness medical expense, accidental death and dismemberment, missed connection and baggage delay or loss.
The company’s travel insurance plans include its comprehensive Worldwide Trip Protector, the most popular travel protection plan and Worldwide Trip Protector Gold, an enhanced travel insurance plan designed to protect luxury vacations and business trips. Travel Insured also offers two travel insurance plans designed to provide basic yet flexible protection for families and budget conscious travelers, its Worldwide Trip Protector Lite insurance plan and Worldwide Trip Protector Lite Expanded insurance plan. Finally they offer an Airline Ticket Protector plan as well as a complete offering of Group Travel Insurance plans including Student Group insurance plans.
Visit Travel Insured’s travel insurance web site or speak to a friendly, knowledgeable Travel Insured customer care professional at 1-800-243-3174.
Travel Insured International, based in East Hartford, Connecticut, was founded in 1993 by the foresight of insurance industry executive Peter Gehris when he acquired the travel protection division of the Travelers Insurance Company. Coverage is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company (a Missouri corporation, NAIC #11150) with executive offices located in Jersey City, NJ. Not all insurance products or coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Coverage is subject to actual policy language.
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 17, 2010
Medical Advisory Services (MAS), a Division of The NMAS Group, is excited to announce that Tee. L Guidotti MD, MPH is joining the firm as our HSE and Sustainability Advisor. Dr. Guidotti is returning to North America after his yearlong consulting assignment in Saudi Arabia. His principal client while in the Kingdom was Saudi Aramco, a fully-integrated, global petroleum enterprise with 54,000 employees and a world leader in exploration and producing, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing. While there, Dr. Guidotti worked with their globally recognized Preventive Medicine Services division on strategic planning and program development to enhance their wellness programs and occupational health services. He also worked with other clients and was a frequent speaker at regional meetings including the Gulf Cooperation Council.
I am thrilled to be joining the Medical Advisory Services team, said Tee. L Guidotti. I am committed to their mission of providing OEM services to organizations to help them protect their people through science, experience, and policy implementation.
Dr. Guidotti is Editor in Chief of the Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, the oldest and historically the most respected journal in the field in the United States. Dr. Guidotti assumed the editorship in 2005 and is credited with turning the journal around from a steep decline and restoring it to prominence. Dr. Guidotti is also the author of The Praeger Handbook of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The handbook is comprised of three volumes which covers all facets of OEM in a uniquely authoritative manner.
Dr Guidottis main professional interests include:
strategic planning on issues of health and sustainability,
security and emergency management at the enterprise level,
evidence-based medical dispute resolution (the application of scientific evidence to law, adjudication and policy) and
economic sustainability and business continuity.
In occupational health, Dr. Guidotti has special interests in:
occupational health services management,
occupational lung disease,
occupational health and hazards of firefighters and other first responders,
the oil and gas industry, and
toxicology of hydrogen sulfide and other sulfides
In environmental health, Dr. Guidotti has special interests in:
indoor environmental and air quality, especially oxides of nitrogen and air toxics,
ecosystem and human health,
risk science, with special interests in community risk perception,
risk anticipation and trans-cultural risk communication, and
child health and the environment
For additional information, please visit our web site http://www.mas.md.
Donald E. Franklin, CEO
(PRWEB) March 09, 2010
Internet SecuritT Group of Charleston, West Virginia, a niche professional cyber security services company, is providing local WV businesses and consumers with defense-in-depth, layered Internet security risk management services; addressing security vulnerabilities in personnel, technology and operations.
When asked what makes the Internet SecuritT Group different from other technology companies, Chief Internet Security Officer (CISO) states, “The Internet SecuritT Group has a uniquely focused Internet security strategy, which brings comprehensive holistic cyber threat mitigation to common businesses and consumers which typically could not, or would not, hire a full time Internet Security Officer”. They further state “West Virginia’s industry offers very few if any professionally focused, Internet security service oriented companies”.
In order to protect your business and home computer network systems; Internet SecuritT Group provides a wide spectrum of Internet security services for several types of clients.
Medical, Financial, Retail, Restaurants, Law and Legal, State and Federal Government, Manufacturing and Industrial
Firewall and Content Filtering
Compliance SOX, GLBA, PCI, HIPAA
Group Security Awareness Training
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Internal Process Audit
Network and End Point Security
Policies, Procedures and Incident Response
Windows Domain Administration
Operating System & Application Patching
Remote support and onsite patient in person professional assistance available in your home or over the Internet
DSL and Cable Modems
Wired and Wireless Router Security
One-on-One Security Awareness Training
Virus Removal and PC Restoration
Virus and Trojan Prevention
Parental Controls for Child Content
Firewall Configuration and Training
Internet Home Security Monitoring
Vulnerability Patching and Prevention
Online Banking and Identity Theft Protection
About Internet SecuritT Group.
The Internet SecuritT Group Internet security consultants combine over 24 years of computer systems experience, and over 10 years of world class professional consulting and employment. Corporations such as Lucent Technologies in the communications and telephony sector, T-Shirt International in the manufacturing and industrial areas, and Unizan Bank in the financial division; as well as current consulting services for the largest financial corporation in the West Virginia, Kentucky and the Ohio Tri-State area. The Internet SecuritT Group brings practical, comprehensive internet security skills to even the novice home computer consumer, in order to stop cyber crime in its tracks.
With highly skilled experienced professionals, and multiple information security industry recognized certifications, the Internet SecuritT Group is able to quickly and effectively diagnose Internet security related issues for a diverse client base. Among some of the credentials behind Internet SecuritT Group is the highly coveted Certified Information Systems Security Professional from ISC2 (CISSP), and the anti-hacking network penetration testing standard Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certifications; both of which are vendor neutral and encompass various systems and advanced security concepts.
Broad computer network and information security talent highlights this group of professionals. Other technology industry certifications such as Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW), Internet Plus (I-Net+), A-Plus (A+), Network Plus (Network+) and Project Management Plus (Project+) certifications from CompTIA are among their arsenal of knowledge. Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) as well as Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) credentials provide in depth verification of the passion and concentration that provides their layered security approach.
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Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 11, 2010
SRIS Law Group opens law offices in New York City, New York, Charlotte, North Carolina & Orange County, California. Attorneys will handle Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration, Military Law and Traffic Law matters.
The SRIS Law Group represents clients before the State and Federal Courts
The SRIS Law Group, P.C. law firm is a unique legal entity in legal business and customer service with offices in Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Maryland, California & Massachusetts.
The SRIS Law Group attorneys are devoted to the highest standards of legal skill and client service, selected with high standards in mind.
The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. primarily handle cases in Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration, Military Law and Traffic Law.
The SRIS Law Group criminal defense attorneys assist client with both simple misdemeanor charges as well as complex felony crimes. Simple misdemeanor offenses include charges such as possession of marijuana, assault & battery, indecent exposure, etc. Also, the criminal defense lawyers of the SRIS Law Group defend clients against serious sex crimes such as possession of child pornography, robbery, rape, burglary, etc.
Divorce & other family law issues can be very emotional for clients. The SRIS Law Group family law attorneys guide family law clients through such difficult family law issues as divorce, child visitation, child support, prenuptial agreements, adoptions, property settlement agreements, protective orders and child custody disputes.
Traffic violations can cause a client to lose their privilege to drive. The SRIS Law Group traffic attorneys defend clients against DUI charges, driving on suspended license, speeding tickets, aggressive driving, reckless driving and other traffic violations.
Immigration law is a very complex area of law that needs an immigration lawyer who can guide a client through its maze of laws. The SRIS Law Group immigration attorneys help clients with family visas, temporary visas, writs of mandamus, writs of coram nobis, etc.
The SRIS Law Group military lawyers are proud of the representation they provide the men and women who serve in the military. The SRIS Law Group military law attorneys help military personnel with military law issues such as UCMJ violations larceny, drug violations, fraternization, AWOL, military separation board hearings, etc.
SRIS, P.C. was founded in 1997 and has grown to include offices in fourteen cities spanning six states and abroad.
What is SRIS, P.C.?
The SRIS Law Group, P.C., is a national law firm that primarily handles criminal, traffic & family law cases. The law firm serves clients with legal matters in six states. Each of the SRIS Law Group attorneys focuses primarily on one area of law, which ensures that the clients are provided with top notch, in-depth knowledge and experience dealing with whatever legal problems they may have.
In addition, the SRIS Law Group lawyers are able to practice law without having to worry about bringing in clients the lawyers focus strictly on doing the best they can in every case. The law firms unique structure also allows the firm to regulate how many cases each attorney takes on at a time, so the attorneys never have so much work that they cant provide excellent customer service to every client, every time.
Expect a High Standard of Legal Service from the SRIS Law Group Skilled Attorneys
At the SRIS Law Group, P.C., the attorneys are chosen carefully, with the clients best interest in mind. The lawyers devote themselves to a high level of client service and the clients important legal matters will be handled by the attorney every time never handed off to an assistant or paralegal. As a rule, the attorneys make a sincere effort to respond to all phone calls within 8 hours, maximum.
To set up an initial consultation with one of the attorneys for legal help in any of the above practice areas, contact the SRIS Law Group, P.C. by e-mail or by phone.
The SRIS Law Group attorneys and staff in Virginia, New York, North Carolina, California, Maryland & Massachusetts speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
Visalia, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2010
On April 24, Capital Insurance Group (CIG) Central Valley Insurance Agency teamed up with the California Highway Patrol, Visalia Police Department and Z104.9 FM to host the first-ever Community Safety Saturday. This free event, aimed at raising awareness of child automobile safety, attracted more than 100 Central Valley residents.
The goal, in keeping with CIGs company philosophy, was to build a relationship with, and assume its responsibility to, the local neighborhood. I cant help but think that we might have actually prevented future injury to at least one of the precious children of this communityand that makes it all worth it, exclaimed Central Valley Insurance Advisor Dee Dean.
To accomplish this, CIG teamed up with the California Highway Patrol. The CHP established a child safety seat check where Public Affairs Officer Scott Harris could inspect child safety and booster seats and instruct parents on the proper usage of these life-saving restraints. Despite states efforts to educate the public, an astonishing number of parents still put their children at risk with improperly installed or broken car seats. Officer Harris was able to demonstrate their correct installation and usage and was even able to exchange broken car seats with brand new ones.
Since child safety was the goal, officers from the Visalia Police Department set up a booth to create photo ID cards for the children and to give away fingerprinting kits. In addition, children received free family activities books. This was a great event, said Visalia Police Departments Crime Prevention Coordinator Angie de Alba. We were able to give good information out about child safety, family safety, identity theft and teen dating.
Children enjoyed face painting and lucky participants received CDs and gift certificates awarded by local radio station Z104.9 FM. Radio personality Lisa Hamilton, who broadcast live from the Carmel Plaza location, provided music, entertainment and prizes with the Z104.9 FM Spin and Win Wheel. Other prizes included a bluetooth headset, emergency camera kit, pocket radio and entertainment savings certificates given away by CIG through raffle drawings every half hour. CIG also gave away a reusable tote bag to each family.
This was the first of many community events well host with The Protector Network and Capital Insurance Group, said Phil Oliver of Central Valley Insurance Agency.
The event was as unique as its co-sponsor, The Protector Network, a first-of-its-kind safety, security and savings benefits program. All CIG clients receive a complimentary membership in The Protector Network, which provides services, tools and products to help protect families, homes, autos and
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 9, 2010
Separating Together, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of five participating attorneys in its Collaborative Law Practice Group in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since 2003, the independent member attorneys of Separating Together have been providing an array of respectful divorce services focused on North Carolina’s Collaborative Law alternative for families in the Raleigh – Durham metropolitan area.
The Collaborative Practice Group now consists of the following Raleigh divorce attorneys: Mark A. Springfield, Jeffrey M. Seigle, Martha J. Mason, Adrian J. Davis, Kerry Burleigh, Aida Doss Havel, James W. Hart, Deborah Throm, and Randolph (Tr