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Hand Washing Can Help Fight Against the Swine Flu

Ann Arbor, MI (Vocus) April 30, 2009

Concerns regarding a potential swine flu pandemic continue to surface internationally. New cases have been reported in at least ten U.S. states and eight countries. This includes a twenty-three month old toddler in Texas who died yesterday, the first reported fatality outside of Mexico.

“With increasing reports of the swine flu, hand washing is more important than ever,” said Cheryl Luptowski, NSF International Public Information Officer. “By teaching children proper hand washing practices, we can make a difference in preventing the spread of the flu and other serious illnesses.”

The influenza virus is often spread when a person comes in contact with something that has been contaminated with germs, such as peoples hands, doorknobs or countertops, and then touches their eyes, nose and mouth before washing their hands. In fact, an NSF International classroom study in 2005 found that commonly shared items, such as drinking fountains, desks and cafeteria trays typically have more germs than any other surface in a school.

“Our first line of defense against all viruses is hand washing,” said Rob Donofrio, Ph.D. Director of NSF’s Microbiology Laboratory. “Proper hand washing is one of the easiest things that we can all do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness, and our classroom study reinforces this.”

In another study conducted by NSF in 2006, 42 percent of teachers surveyed said it is more difficult to get their students to use soap when they wash their hands than it is to get them to do their homework, and 86 percent of teachers say that parents often send a sick child to school since he/she may be unable to stay at home alone.

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Santa gets a Helping Hand from St Margarets Traders

St Margarets, Twickenham, London (PRWeb UK) November 30, 2009

Children in the St Margarets and surrounding area are from now, until after the St Margarets Christmas Fair on Sunday 6 December, able to post their letters to Santa without fear of postal strikes or delivery disruptions getting in the way. The service is looking for a 48 hour response rate.

Following a letter received from Santa earlier this month, the St Margarets Traders Association have agreed to help Santa and his trusty elves with the huge amount of post he receives from boys and girls in the St Margarets area. Once Santa has replied to a child’s letter, it will be whizzed back to St Margarets (via Elf Air) where the traders have arranged for his replies to be available for pick-up by the local children. Christmas made easy!

Santa wrote in his latest letter to the St Margarets Traders Association:

“My postbag from St Margarets is always bulging with letters from the local boys and girls so I really am grateful for the assistance. Thank you local traders of St Margarets for all your help!”

Look-in Video in Crown Road, St Margarets, have one of Santa’s special North Pole post boxes so the boys and girls can post their letters to him.

Santa goes on to say:

“Give me a couple of days and I’ll promise to send a reply back to every boy and girl who writes to me. The special postbox will be available for use for a time after the St Margarets Christmas Fair, so the children should have plenty of time to be able to plan and then write their letters to me.”

Look-In Video has appointed Mr. Jag as Santa’s Chief St Margarets Christmas Postmaster. Mr Jag’s job is to sort all of the replies from Santa and have them ready for the boys and girls to collect.

Please see the Santa Mail notice board at Look-In Video, St Margarets, or visit:

http://www.mystmargarets.com/santa.php for further information on this special Santa delivery service.

The website also has more information on the St Margarets Christmas Fair and updated information on the Christmas competitions christmas competitions] and other events in the area. Be sure to re-visit the site every few days for the latest additions.

About the St Margarets Traders Association:

The St Margarets Traders Association currently represents 55 local businesses and aims to promote and protect the unique and vibrant St Margarets shopping area.

The Association has strong links with local schools and community groups and works with the community to provide family fun and entertainment at the Crown Road summer and Christmas Fairs. The traders association organises the Christmas trees, lights and decorations that help to make Christmas in St Margarets so special. It also aims to help charities in the area.

Simon Chapman

St Margarets Traders Association

28 Crown Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames, UK, TW1 3EE

About Look-In Video:

Local store for DVD and games rental, ink cartridge refills, key-cutting, DVD/CD disc repairs and much more.

Mr Jag (Santa’s Chief St Margarets Christmas Postmaster)

Look-In Video

40 Crown Road, St Margarets, Twickenham. London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames, UK, TW1 3EH

Opening hours: 11am – 9pm, 7 days a week. Call on 44(0)20 8892 2505


New Book Discusses How Survival and Nostalgia Can Go Hand in Hand

Winter Haven, FL (PRWEB) December 05, 2011

How can nostalgia be a doubled-edged sword? When youre reminiscing about your idyllic 1950s childhood in a Vietnam jungle, fighting for your life. I Must Survive (published by AuthorHouse), Harry Simpsons debut novel, centers on the story of the lone survivor of a brutal attack on a U.S. patrol boat during the Vietnam War. Simpson worked diligently to portray the war accurately, consulting with a former Green Beret who did five tours in Vietnam and a brown-water navy vet who served on U.S. Navy Swift boats.

The author has experienced his own forms of survival: polio as a child, prostate cancer, a spinal blockage and blood clots that forced him to learn to walk again; he still cant be on his feet for long and gets around mostly in a golf cart. Most recently, he had surgery to remove cancer from his sinus cavity and now wears a prosthetic nose.

Simpson hopes that through the soldiers memories, he conveys a sense of the contentment and family closeness he and others experienced growing up in the 1950s.

We learned to face lifes hardships as a family and were very close and protective of each other, Simpson says. People that read the book now are fascinated by the way life was back then, and they wish life was a little more like that today.

Authors bio:

Harry Simpson grew up in Burlington, Colo., and spent 39 years in finance. He is a happily married stepfather, grandfather and great-grandfather who now lives most of the year in a retirement community in Winter Haven, Fla., surrounded by his beloved dogs and many friends.

I Must Survive

By Harry Simpson

ISBN: 1467027057

Approx. 200 pages

Available in hardcover, paperback and e-book

To contact the author or for a review copy of the book:

Cindy Dashnaw, cdashnaw(at)bohlsenpr(dot)com, 317.602.7137 ext. 223

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industrys only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


Bucks County Family Law Firm Williams & Hand Selected as U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 Best Law Firm

Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 12, 2012

Bucks County family law firm Williams & Hand, P.C. has been selected as a U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 Best Law Firm, ranking in the top tier of Philadelphia-area family law firms. The family law attorneys of Williams & Hand provide legal counseling and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 law firm rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that included client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading practitioners, and law firm demographic and background information. In total, just 13 Philadelphia-area domestic relations law firms were listed in the regions top tier.

We are honored to have our work recognized by our clients and peers in this way. The practice of family law at Williams & Hand centers on providing experienced guidance, compassionate advice and powerful advocacy on behalf of our clients, said the firms founder, Jeffrey M. Williams, Esq. Our clients are often facing difficult life challenges while trying to protect their personal, familial and estate interests. It is our job to advocate on their behalf, provide them with thoughtful and thorough legal counsel, and apply our many years of experience to help them navigate the complex family law system.

Located in Doylestown, Pa., the domestic relations law firm, Williams & Hand, represents individuals in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The firm is recognized for its strong knowledge of the local courts and attorneys and its record of success. Williams & Hands divorce lawyers are also trained in areas such as mediation and arbitration, custody dispute resolution and advanced matrimonial taxation strategies, enabling clients to receive coordinated services tailored to their individual needs.

To determine the 2012 Best Law Firm rankings, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers asked clients to evaluate law firm practice groups by addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of client needs, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Similarly, lawyers were asked to vote on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm and whether they considered the firm a worthy competitor. In addition to information from the client and lawyer surveys, the rankings incorporated the 3.9 million evaluations of more than 41,000 individual leading lawyers from across the country. Law firms also provided demographic and other relevant information to complete the process. The quantitative and qualitative data were then combined into an overall Best Law Firms score for each firm, which were compared to the scores of other firms in the same metropolitan area. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in their overall scores, a tiering system was used rather than ranking firms sequentially.

About Williams & Hand, P.C. Williams & Hand, P.C. is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters. Williams & Hands family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice of family law at Williams & Hand centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success. To find out more about Williams & Hand, visit http://www.williamshandlaw.com.