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Allstate Insurance Company Holiday Teen Driving Hotspots Study Reveals Areas with Highest Rates of Deadly Teen Crashes from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day : Study part of Home for the Holidays teen safe driving campaign to urge parents and teens to have a conversation about smart driving during the holiday season and sign Allstate’s Parent-Teen Driving Contract


NORTHBROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) December 3, 2008

The Allstate Holiday Teen Driving Hotspots Study found that the 10 deadliest hotspots for fatal teen crashes among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas (a central city and its surrounding counties) from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day are:

Risk Management is Part of Life for Psychotherapists


Jacksonville, FL (Vocus) August 1, 2009

Professional Development Resources, RiskManagementEducationOnline has released a new continuing education course that details the real risks of practicing in mental health professions, along with strategies for anticipating and minimizing risks. Areas of special emphasis include the impact of managed care and the complex interaction of new HIPAA regulations with legal and ethical considerations. The six-hour course, which is available online, makes the case that there are real risks associated with independent practice, but that most risky situations can be managed with thoughtful clinical decision making and careful attention to detail in day-to-day clinical practice.

The average mental health practitioner in independent practice who belongs to a managed care organization (MCO) must perform a balancing act, attempting to attend to and satisfy the requirements of half a dozen entities. These include the practitioners own profession (code of ethics), state licensure laws and rules, federal regulations (HIPAA privacy laws), the MCOs limitations and guidelines, local standards of practice, and a variety of state and national child abuse and duty to protect laws. Sometimes the requirements are inconsistent or even in conflict with each other, and the clinician must unravel the tangles in order to discern the ethical and legal course of action.

It may seem ironic that those who practice in the helping professions have to be so aware of practicing defensively. Most of the people who complete lengthy training programs to become psychotherapists do so because of a desire to help people. Yet, over the last 10 years, there has been a major increase in the number of lawsuits, licensing board actions, and ethics complaints against mental health practitioners. How has this need for defensive practice come about?

There seem to be a number of contributing factors. Changes in the economic system, the growth of managed care, increased federal and state regulations, advancing technology, and greater demands for oversight and accountability in clinical practice have made record keeping and communications much more complex, time consuming, and risky. Many clinicians are frustrated by the extra work they must do to satisfy the complex and sometimes contradictory demands of regulators and insurers. This CE program offers practical take-home tools for minimizing risk and covering ones assets, associates, and actions.

One cannot insure against or prevent all risks. That is why it is called risk management, and not risk prevention, says Ed Zuckerman, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of the course. There are very real emotional, personal, and financial costs involved in licensing board complaints and malpractice suits. Risk management involves reducing the potential impacts by reducing the levels of threat, vulnerability, and likelihood at the lowest cost or effort.

One of the unique aspects of this course is that it gives the reader the opportunity to estimate his or her own individual risk of being the target of a licensing board complaint or malpractice suit. Based on the real occurrence of complaints and lawsuits brought against individuals in each particular profession, the author guides the reader through a mathematical probability sequence that results in a realistic risk self-assessment. The reader can then implement specific strategies designed to reduce his or her individual risk.

I have never seen such an inclusive collection of rational strategies, thoughtful analyses, and ready-to-use tools brought together in one place before, says Leo Christie, PhD, CEO of Professional Development Resources. Independent practice has become more risky, and many clinicians have not adapted. What are the real-life risks? What constitutes standard of care? How long do we have to keep clinical records? How can we be sure that electronic records are secure and confidential? We can all learn how to protect our clients and ourselves by implementing changes that are surprisingly simple.

The new risk management course and a number of others all of which are available instantly online and can be completed any time and anywhere include:

Realistic Risk Management, (2009) 85 pages, HIPAA Help: A Compliance Manual for Psychotherapists, (2009) 263 pages, Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips I, (2008) 22 pages, and

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips II, (2009) 26 pages.

About Professional Development Resources, Inc.

Professional Development Resources is a Florida nonprofit educational corporation founded in 1992 by licensed marriage and family therapist Leo Christie, PhD. The company, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as well as many other national and state boards has focused its efforts on making continuing education courses more efficient and widely accessible to health professionals by offering online home study coursework. Its current expanded curriculum includes a wide variety of clinical topics intended to equip health professionals to offer state-of-the art services to their clients.

Contact:

Leo Christie, PhD, CEO

Professional Development Resources, Inc.

904-645-3456

http://www.pdresources.org/promo/prweb10

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Newmans Own, Inc.


Westport, CT (Vocus) April 20, 2010

Newmans Own, Inc. announced today the 10 winners of the Newmans Own Award for best volunteer initiatives as part of the 2009 USA WEEKEND Magazines Make a Difference Day. The 10 award-winning and inspiring projects took place last Oct. 24 on USA WEEKEND Make a Difference Day, the nations largest single day of volunteering. The project organizers, as well as their inspiration for the initiatives, are profiled in the April 18th issue of USA WEEKEND. The story release coincides with the beginning of National Volunteer Week.

Since 1994, Paul Newman, Newmans Own, Inc. and the Newmans Own Foundation have been leading supporters of Make A Difference Day and together have contributed $ 1.6 million to Make A Difference Day projects.

Hundreds of grassroots volunteers have been recognized since 1994 with the Newmans Own Make A Difference Day Award, each receiving $ 10,000 in seed money to sustain their efforts into the next year or to donate to a project-related charity.

“Make A Difference Day organizers and volunteers are an incredible resource at a time when volunteerism is most needed. Newmans Own is very proud to help nourish their work, says Tom Indoe, president and chief operating officer of Newmans Own, Inc.

Since 1992, USA WEEKEND has conducted the nationwide initiative, Make A Difference Day, held every fourth Saturday in October, to encourage citizens of communities nationwide to help their neighbors. More than three million volunteers participated in the event last October. During the past 17 years, the day has empowered tens of millions of volunteers to bring about change in their own neighborhoods via their altruistic efforts.

From USA Weekend, April 18, 2010

FORT COLLINS, COLO.

County outdoes itself

Talk about a Rocky Mountain high. The 10th annual Make A Difference Day in Larimer County, Colo., actually was Make A Difference Week, with 4,450 people aiding 75 organizations and about 40,000 residents. It was our biggest ever, says Jami McMannes, volunteer center specialist for the United Way of Larimer County. Volunteers of all ages completed 150 projects countywide. Good deeds included raking leaves for the elderly, harvesting crops for the hungry, and clearing graffiti, trash and weeds. And at the Animal House shelter, 12 Vaught Frye Ripley Design employees reconditioned the grounds around the dog kennels.

McMannes says she believes the iffy economy drove the record-breaking turnout: A lot of people cant give money right now, but they can see that their time helps.

$ 10,000 Make A Difference Day Award from Newmans Own goes to United Way of Larimer

County, Fort Collins, Colo.

BOCA RATON, FLA.

Teen fishes to fight hunger

Before joining an after-school program at the Florence Fuller Child Development Center, Danny Tijerina, 10, had never heard of a fish warden. Now he wants to be one. Dannys aspirations were sparked in a fishing class taught by volunteer Lucas Metropulos, 17. The Boca Raton teen started the course to teach needy kids the skills to feed themselves and their families. He also covers sea life and conservation. I want them to understand the oceans resources and how they need to be protected, he says. For Make A Difference Day, Lucas raised money to take his 20 students fishing on the Atlantic a first for many. They were naturals, catching kingfish, red grouper and triggerfish. Lucas is great. He teaches others and he has taught me, Danny says.

$ 10,000 Make A Difference Day Award from Newmans Own goes to Florence Fuller Child Development Center and Boca Helping Hands

Boca Raton, Fla.

COMMACK, N.Y.

Good deed nourishes souls

Olga El Sehamy first learned about Make A Difference Day in the Sept. 13, 2009, issue of USA WEEKEND, which featured a call to action from our nations mayors. It was like a kick in the pants, she says. Wanting to help the homeless, El Sehamy decided to cook hot meals for those living near Union Square in New York City, asking husband Mostafa and 19-year-old son Alex to pitch in.

On Oct. 23, 2009, Mostafa and Olga stayed up late making 50 chicken dinners. The next day, in the pouring rain, they loaded up the food and drove to the city to meet Alex and four friends from NYU to give it all to those in need. Olga described the day as soul-satisfying because, 22 years ago, she was assaulted by a vagrant: Once I handed out the food and people were saying thank you, I felt really proud of just not being afraid.

$ 10,000 Make A Difference Day Award from Newmans Own goes to Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Holbrook, N.Y., and Road Recovery Foundation

New York, N.Y.

NATIONWIDE

Needy homeowners get help

Anna Trisvane, 79, of Providence, spent 40 years fostering nearly 40 children, giving them food, clothing and the rarest commodity love. But it took a toll, and she was left with little time or cash for home repairs. On Make A Difference Day, Rebuilding Together Providence stepped in to paint, clean and replace faulty wiring in Trisvanes home. Rebuilding Together, a national non-profit that helps low-income home owners, joined forces with Lowes to rejuvenate 35 homes across the country on Oct. 24. Lowes contributed $ 350,000 in grants and donated supplies and manpower; Rebuilding Together offered its vast community resources, including skilled volunteers.

$ 10,000 Make A Difference Day Award from Newmans Own goes to Rebuilding Together.

FRANKFORT, KY.

Drive yields a mountain of food

The food pantry is not just full, its overflowing. Despite all odds. In February and March, Kentuckys Franklin County Emergency Food Pantry usually struggles to make ends meet. Once the holidays pass and winter comes on, demand picks up as giving falls off, president Tom Utterack says. But this past winter, the pantry didnt have to suffer through a seasonal drought. A Make A Difference Day drive organized by the state helped stockpile 20,000 extra pounds of food for that organization. Kentucky has arranged an annual food collection since 2001. Although state unemployment rates had hit a 26-year high of 10.5%, the drive tallied a whopping 123 tons of food a 74% increase over 2008s Make a Difference Day drive. Organizer Eileen Cackowski says the massive outpouring reflects the humanity of the Bluegrass State. I see it in Kentucky all the time, she says.

$ 10,000 Make A Difference Day Award from Newmans Own goes to the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service.

NATIONWIDE

Fraternity pledges to do good

Think fraternity. Think partying? Think again. Community service means a lot to the members of Delta Sigma Pi collegiate business fraternity, who have made participation in Make A Difference Day a tradition. As college students, we know were lucky, says University of Pittsburgh chapter member Dan Kyung. We feel like its our duty to help those who arent as fortunate. Across the country, roughly 2,000 members from half the fraternitys 195 chapters leapt to action Oct. 24. They took on more than 100 projects, ranging from helping special-needs children to raising money for the poor. Delta Sigma Pi began encouraging Make A Difference Day involvement more than a decade ago and lists it as one of the fraternitys top three community service initiatives.

$ 10,000 Make A Difference Day Award from Newmans Own goes to Delta Sigma Pi Leader ship Foundation, Oxford, Ohio.

FAIRFIELD, ILL.

A town unites to honor a beloved teacher

High school teacher Dana Hungerford felt blessed just to be alive, to have a chance from God to make a difference. For 30 years, Hungerford shared his positive outlook with others while teaching math at Fairfield Comm

Hurricane Season Travelers Enjoy Lower Stress Thanks to Worldwide Emergency Assistance Included as Part of their Travel Insured Trip Coverage


East Hartford, CT (Vocus) June 28, 2010

The uncertain track of an Atlantic hurricane will at times cross paths with the most desirable of tropical destinations, normally with vacation-ending results. Whether the experience is Hurricane Charley crossing central Florida in August, 2004, Hurricane Ivan hitting Jamaica in September 2004, Hurricane Wilma overwhelming Cancun in October 2005, or Hurricane Ike striking the Dominican Republic in September 2008, the travel impact of a storm is similar. Vacationers face sudden pressure to rebook early flights home, if available, or to find safer accommodations away from the beach. Those without help sometimes land in public shelters with kindred travelers until the local danger has passed.

Travel Insured International, a leading 3rd-party travel insurer, notes that, in addition to providing Trip Interruption coverage to reimburse unused, nonrefundable trip costs and added airfare home, it provides insured travelers with Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance available 24/7 anywhere they travel. The Emergency Travel Assistance, accessed by a collect or toll-free call, can help bring a hurricane-disrupted vacation to a less stressful, if abbreviated, conclusion as the better alternative to a nightmare in paradise. The service, delivered by Travel Insureds assistance partner, can provide a variety of travel related help, whether the client is delayed in their home airport trying to get to their vacation spot or stuck in their destination trying to get home. Help is provided for those seeking transportation alternatives or emergency accommodations, especially when the insurance customers own travel agent or supplier is unreachable.

Travel assistance, medical emergency assistance, ID theft assistance and concierge assistance are all included with the Worldwide Trip Protector and Worldwide Trip Protector Gold trip insurance plans. Political evacuation service is included in the Worldwide Trip Protector Gold plan, or as part of an optional medical insurance upgrade in the Worldwide Trip Protector plan. And additional business concierge services are included in Worldwide Trip Protector Gold, and available as part of the optional baggage insurance upgrade in Worldwide Trip Protector. Medical assistance services, including medical evacuation, are included with all Worldwide Trip Protector plan types, including the Trip Protector Lite and Trip Protector Lite Expanded plans.

Medical Assistance and Needed Repatriation

When a domestic or international travel insurance emergency situation involves a travelers accident or sudden illness, Travel Insureds assistance company will first pre-approve medical assistance services and then arrange, as a covered expense, for the insured to be transported to the nearest available medical facility by U.S. standards for treatment. This service includes a hospital admission guarantee. The assistance company can arrange for the insureds dependant child to be flown home with an attendant, if necessary, included in coverage. An adult person chosen by the injured or ill insured may be flown as a covered air expense to their medical bedside. The same service will arrange air transportation of the injured or sick insured back to his or her primary residence within one year of their original return date.

Travel Assistance Services

Travel Insureds emergency travel assistance can provide other emergency services including:

All Fancy Dress Prepares for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 the Final Chapter


(PRWEB UK) 25 June 2011

After destroying one Horcrux, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue in their quest to thwart Lord Voldemort and destroy the remaining Horcruxes in the film finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

The trio aim to protect Hogwarts School against the dark forces that threaten to take over the Wizarding and Muggle worlds!

Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling has heavily endorsed the Harry Potter film series, revealing that Deathly Hallows is her favourite addition to the series. Rowling also underlined the difficulties film producers have in replicating the drama and imagination created by the best-selling novels.

It is simply impossible to incorporate every one of my storylines into a film that has to be kept under four hours long.”

Obviously films have restrictions novels do not have constraints of time and budget; I can create dazzling effects relying on nothing but the interaction of my own and my readers imaginations, said Rowling.

Nevertheless, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is sure to capture the imagination yet again. The trailer was recently unveiled with the caption It All Ends 7.15 foreboding the dramatic ending of the eight-part series. The films world premiere will be at Trafalgar Square, London on 7 July 2011, with the film set to hit cinema screens from 15 July 2011 in the UK and United States.

Enthusiasts of Hogwarts are certain to be kitting themselves out with Harry Potter fancy dress ideas awaiting the big release date. Have you got a film-themed fancy dress party to attend or perhaps your child has got an end-of-term fancy dress day at school? Either way the shelves are sure to be stacked with Harry Potter costumes designed to capture the mythical world of Hogwarts.

Matt Foden commented “Whether your outfit requires evil Harry Potter accessories or not to add an extra dimension to your appearance, you are certain to arrive at the party leaving people in little doubt as to who you are!”

About All Fancy Dress

http://www.allfancydress.com is one of UKs leading online discount fancy dress retail outlets that not only supply an enormous range of costumes and accessories including Harry Potter costumes, but also a personal party organising service.

The company has an outstanding reputation for quality of products and excellent customer service, offering fancy dress costumes for all ages and sizes. Their extensive range includes babies, toddlers, childrens, teens, adults, plus sizes and even pets.

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Part 1: New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers at Console & Hollawell Warn of Teen Drinking & Driving in Recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week


Marlton, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 15, 2012

October 14 through the 20th marks National Teen Driver Safety Week and in observance of this, the Toms River car accident attorneys at Console & Hollawell want all parents and teens to be aware of safe driving practices that could save your life. Console & Hollawell is doing a five-part series in honor of this national service:

Netsmart to Conduct Data Segmentation Privacy Pilot as Part of Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technologys Data Segmentation for Privacy Initiative


Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) December 20, 2012

Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, today announced that it will conduct a pilot project as part of the Data Segmentation for Privacy (DS4P) Initiative of the U.S. Department of Human Services National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The primary goal of the pilot is to demonstrate a viable method to exchange sensitive data, including substance abuse data protected by federal confidentiality law, between behavioral health and physical health providers. Data segmentation is the process of sequestering from capture, access or view certain data elements that would be perceived as sensitive by the patient.

Data Segmentation for Privacy aims to allow providers to electronically send and receive health information protected by jurisdictional, organizational, or patient-directed policies appropriately, said Scott Weinstein, Presidential Management Fellow with ONCs Office of the Chief Privacy Officer. This capability is extremely important to patients, as they want assurance that their sensitive health information will remain confidential when they choose to seek care.

Netsmart currently is helping more than 21,000 behavioral health and addiction services providers and more than a dozen HIEs and Regional Health Information Exchanges (RHIOs) across the country integrate the exchange of clinical data with healthcare provider organizations.

“We appreciate the amount of work the pilot project participants are doing and the rapid pace of the development. Were delighted to see the technology being implemented and know that it can actually work and support data segmentation,” said Johnathan Coleman, ONC Coordinator, Data Segmentation for Privacy.

Persons with mental health and addiction disorders have an extraordinary prevalence of co-occurring medical problems, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease and chronic respiratory illnesses, said Michael Valentine, CEO, Netsmart. As the leading provider of behavioral health technology solutions, we feel privileged to participate in this pilot program that supports the secure, coordinated exchange of key sensitive clinical data with the larger health care world, including physicians, hospitals, emergency facilities, medical/surgical specialists, labs and pharmacies all within the context of DS4P.

Initial work of the pilot will focus on providing a viable method to exchange sensitive data, including substance abuse treatment data, between behavioral health and physical health providers, including:


Development, testing, and release to production DS4P use cases that apply to data in transit for federally-supported substance abuse treatment programs (covered by the federal confidentiality law found at section 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR Part 2))
Consent directives that follow the record and ensure requirements for re-disclosure are upheld
Support for both document-level and section-level metadata
Support for sharing all and partial records
Measurement of the impact on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) for supporting privacy and consent policies of data at rest

The testing of consent management and data segmentation is critical to behavioral health providers so we can effectively and legally participate in HIEs, said Barbara Daire, CEO, Suncoast Center, Inc., a St. Petersburg, Fla.-based outpatient community social support services center, serving children and adults of all ages across multiple levels of programming. Our organization and others across the country will benefit greatly from this Netsmart-driven pilot program as we move toward more integrated, coordinated care for a broad spectrum of consumers.

The core of the pilots infrastructure will be the Netsmart CareConnect EHR-agnostic integration platform, which supports the core elements of secure DS4P-compliant data exchange, including security, auditing, data transformation, consent, orchestration, Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), complex events and rules generation.

About Netsmart

Netsmart helps health and human services organizations transform care through the collaborative, coordinated management and exchange of clinical data across the care spectrum and through effective practice management that improves revenue cycle management. More than 21,000 client organizations, including 350,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart products to help improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people each year. Netsmart clients include mental health and substance use treatment agencies, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family health agencies, vital records offices, and managed care organizations. Netsmarts products are full-featured information systems that operate on a variety of operating systems, hardware platforms, and mobile devices, and offer unlimited scalability.

Netsmart provides the solutions and expertise that help its clients meet all the criteria for Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

Building upon Netsmarts Complete ARRA-Certified EHRs, Netsmart clients can also create a complete connected care environment encompassing e-prescribing and order entry, sharing clinical information and lab results, and using Web portals to provide secure and private consumer access to care information.

Netsmart is also pleased to support the EveryDay Matters Foundation, which was established for organizations within the behavioral and public health communities to learn from each other and share their causes and stories. Organizations can also request grants for their cause or to help fund technology that advances the way care is delivered. For more information, visit http://www.everydaymatters.com/foundation

For information about Netsmarts full range of solutions for health and human services organizations, visit http://www.ntst.com or call 1-800-472-5509. Also follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and visit us on YouTube.

CareConnect is a trademark of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.







Peloton Global Distribution Services Announces New Member, Continuum Worldwide, a Risk Management Solutions Provider, as an Integral Part of Premiere Consortium


Irvine, Calif. (Vocus) November 4, 2009

Continuum Worldwide has joined Peloton Global Distribution Services to align with other top performers in their efforts to bring quality services to the Insurance Industry. Continuum Worldwide brings a unique operational risk management service to Peloton Global Distribution Services premiere consortium. As a leading independent provider of risk management solutions, engaged in all phases of the information security, compliance, and discovery lifecycles, Continuum will serve to be an invaluable addition to Peloton Global Distribution Services.

Risk Management is something that Peloton Global Distribution Services takes very seriously. Having Continuum Worldwide as a member increases our insight and knowledge for ongoing operational risk management measurements, and it ultimately sets us apart from a typical insurance marketing organization. This also presents an opportunity for potential new revenues and performance, said Peter Holden, CEO Peloton Global Distribution Services.

In our highly competitive industry, Continuums ability to effectively grow its brand will determine its sustainability, growth rate, and value, stated Cheryl Jones, President at Continuum Worldwide. The purpose of our affiliation with Peloton is to create overall success by leveraging the effective capabilities of the members. At Continuum we see a definitive upside for ourselves in leveraging the core groups strengths towards greater business success, by aligning marketing efficiencies, power, and strength as a whole.

Peloton Global Distribution Services creates market opportunities and business advantages for its members by leveraging best practices towards creating growth through effective collaboration and strategic partnerships. The membership offers the combined strength of top performers working together to reach the optimal level of industry competitive success for both the individual member entities, and for the group as a whole. Membership includes some of the largest general agencies, specialty companies, and industry suppliers on a global level.

About Continuum Worldwide Corporation

Continuum Worldwide Corporation (CWC), a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, is a business assurance company, engaged in all phases of the information security, compliance, and discovery lifecycles. CWC invests in the success of their clients, helping them identify, respond to, and prepare for risks associated with people, processes and technology.

For more information about Continuum, visit http://www.continuumww.com.

About Peloton Global Insurance Services

Peloton Global Distribution Services Elite Members includes, but is not limited to: 3 Mark Financial, CPS Insurance Services, Brilliant Blue, Continuum Worldwide, Outsell Consulting, Monday Associates Public Relations, RJL Insurance Services, First Summit Financial, Advanced Image Direct, and Disability Insurance Services. To learn more about Peloton Global Distribution Services please visit http://www.pelotonglobal.com

Public Relations/Media Contact:

Kimberly Monday, Monday & Associates Public Relations

Tel: 619-813-6019

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QCSS, a Chicago-based Call Center, Is Doing Their Part in Bringing Jobs Back from Overseas


Buffalo Grove, IL (PRWEB) February 05, 2012

We will not go back to an economy weakened by outsourcing President Obama explained in his State of the Union address.

A statement QCSS, Inc. (Quality Customer Service & Sales) has stood behind for many years. Beside their support in the Jobs 4 America coalition and the hiring of veterans & families movement, QCSS now gets behind a proposed bill in our government.

Congressmen Tim Bishop (D-New York) and David McKinley (R-West Virginia) introduced The U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act. The proposition helps battle the offshoring of US jobs, specifically in the call-center industry. This legislation would require companies that outsource positions overseas to make that information publically known and would be banned from federal grants or guaranteed loans for the next 5 years.

In the past, many of Americas biggest companies believed outsourcing call-center jobs outside the country seemed economically viable. We are now beginning to understand how it has assisted in crippling our economy. Those jobs would have served as a foundation in ending our alarming high unemployment rate of 8.5% (http://www.bls.gov/cps/).

Aside from our jobs being lost, customer service satisfaction of US consumers is at an all-time low. Being transferred from country to country has almost become a norm for big name organizations. This process forces a consumer to speak with representatives that are difficult to understand. As a result, a growing number of Americans claim that customer service of large corporations has been on a steady decline for the past 10 years.

Several items the proposed bill would accomplish if passed:

Master Bond EP30HV, A New Optically Clear, Low Viscosity, High Strength Two Part Epoxy System


Hackensack, NJ (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

Master Bond EP30HV, a two component epoxy, features wide applicability in the electronic, electrical, computer, aerospace, automotive, optical, fiber optic, medical and chemical industries. Formulated for bonding, sealing, coating and casting applications where high strength and optical clarity are needed, it complies with FDA Chapter 1, Sections 175.105 for food applications.

EP30HV offers high light transmittance from 350-2,400 nm and has a refractive index of 1.55 at room temperature. Its enhanced electrical and thermal insulation properties include a volume resistivity over 1015 ohm-cm, a dielectric strength of 440 volts/mil and a low coefficient of thermal expansion. With a low mixed viscosity of 4,000 cps, this system is often used in small potting and encapsulation applications, especially for electronic or optical assemblies.

Featuring a forgiving four to one mix ratio by weight, EP30HV is easy to handle and cures at room temperature in 24 hours or faster at elevated temperatures. This epoxy produces high strength bonds that have a tensile strength exceeding 9,000 psi and a compressive strength greater than 14,000 psi at ambient temperatures. Linear shrinkage is low at 0.0003 inches/inch. It also resists a wide variety of chemicals including water, oils, acids, bases and many solvents.

Serviceable over the wide temperature range of -60