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Iken Court Bundling Software Saves Cornwall Council’s Legal Team

Bristol, UK (PRWeb UK) April 20, 2009

21 April 2009 — Like most legal teams dealing with childcare and family law, the Cornwall Children and Adults team work reactively. Caseloads may vary enormously, but the need for fast and efficient processing leading to an early conclusion of proceedings is a consistent requirement. In order to support their work, the Cornwall Legal Services team selected Iken Case Management software with automated Time Tracking Software, which was implemented in 2007. Additional Court Bundling software and a range of Childcare workflows were integrated into the solution soon afterwards.

Stuart Cohen, Legal Officer at Cornwall explains: “In childcare cases in particular, speed is of the essence. The legal team needs to react quickly to deliver structured, evidence-rich documents in the first instance to progress the case quickly through court and minimise the impact on the child and families involved. With the Iken system we can see the case history straight away, and we’ve got immediate access to it.”

The team at Cornwall are also discovering the benefits of using Iken’s electronic Court Bundling software, which automates the indexing, sectioning and pagination of bundles to support child protection and other litigation. These bundles are created by Iken and may either be distributed electronically or printed out for more traditional paper-based distribution; they are now saving Cornwall Council over

Despite Economy, Financial Advisor to Affluent Jeff Christenson Uses Innovative Methods, Team to Preserve Wealth, Build Award Winning Practice

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 30, 2010

With over fifteen years experience working with high-level clients (successful entrepreneurs, real estate developers and well known entertainers, to name a few), Jeff Christenson knows a thing or two about managing substantial wealth. As the President and Founder of Christenson Wealth Management LLC, a comprehensive, private wealth management firm dealing exclusively with high net-worth clients, Jeff has an unparalleled reputation for assisting individuals and families in achieving their financial goals.

Jeff was recently recognized for his considerable achievements with the Advisor Achievement Award from Multi Financial Securities Corporation (Multi-Financial). This special award was given to Christenson for increasing his business over the last 12 months despite the challenges in the economy.

This is a fitting honor for Jeff, who continues to exemplify what it means to be a successful advisor and a trusted guide for his clients, said Multi-Financial President and CEO Brett Harrison. It was a challenging 12 months, but his efforts produced outstanding results.

This is the second honor for Christenson in the last few months, as he was also recently listed among WORTH Magazines national list of Leading Wealth and Legal Advisors. Christenson contributed multiple full-page editorial features to WORTH as part of the program, which educates the most affluent readers in the United Sates on diverse, sophisticated wealth strategies.

Jeff and his highly accredited team realize that these clients have unique needs, and are solidly committed to meeting and exceeding their objectives. Investment portfolios are customized based on the individual situation of each client. These clients benefit from a variety of investment strategies which can help maximize their return and which can help to keep their money in a safe place.

People dont come to us to make them rich; they come to us help keep them rich.

When someone has serious money, they need a serious money manager. If theyre going to put their trust and their financial assets in someones hands, capability is paramount. Smart, sound strategies and a holistic approach to wealth have helped Christensons clients keep a healthy bottom line, despite disaster in the economy.

It is said that 80% of money managers cant beat the S&P 500, and theyre probably right. On the other hand, that means 20% do, and those managers are where we focus our attention and efforts, looking for ways to shepherd wealth with partners who have a proven track record of performance and integrity. My clients demand the best results with the lowest risk, and thats what I look for every day.

Christenson also provides his clients with special access to a unique team of top-tier professionals with national reputations to help his clients preserve their wealth in related and often overlooked areas including Asset Protection, estate planning and life insurance needs, executive compensation and business succession planning and many other areas of concern to clients in his demographic. I cant be an expert at everything, but I can assemble a team of experts, and thats been part of our success. Investment performance is for naught if my clients lose money to a lawsuit, estate taxes or other sources of spoilage. We try to make sure they have all the expert resources they need, says Christenson, who also regularly partners with other advisors across the country to help them bring the same level of service and these innovative strategies to their own clients.

Christenson is a resident of Paradise Valley, Arizona with his unbelievably supportive wife and their two children, a four-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son. He also serves on the Board of Directors for national child abuse prevention and treatment group Child Help USA, a cause he describes as one of the greatest joys of his life. Its an honor which came through his professional career just another reason to love the business. My clients are the greatest people in the world, Jeff says, Literally.

For more information contact Christenson Wealth Management, LLC at:

2575 East Camelback Road, Suite 700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 call: 602.808.5580

or email: Meghan(at)habitsofwealth(dot)com

Securities offered through Multi-Financial Securities Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC. Christenson Wealth

Management and Multi-Financial Securities Corporation are separate companies. Please consult with a qualified tax advisor prior to implementing any tax related strategy.


Automotive Manufacturers Team Up for Corporate Responsibility Training

Southfield, Mich. (Vocus) May 27, 2010

Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, the Renault-Nissan alliance and Toyota in collaboration with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) today completed three days of training in Responsible Working Conditions in Istanbul, Turkey. AIAG is a non-profit, member-driven organization that works with a wide range of manufacturing companies and service providers to help them operate at peak performance.

The AIAG-hosted training is designed, sponsored and funded by the automakers to help their suppliers meet local regulations and customer expectations for acceptable environmental and working conditions. It is a supplement to corporate responsibility commitments the automakers already have in place.

The training, developed in collaboration with North American and European automakers, is part of AIAGs comprehensive corporate responsibility initiative and is modeled after programs the North American OEMs Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Honda successfully launched with AIAG in China, and later in Mexico with the addition of Toyota. To-date, there have been more than 900 participants and information has been cascaded to more than 13,500 suppliers.

AIAG is known for working collaboratively with the automotive industry to improve product quality and eliminate waste, said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG. Now, were finding that the same team-directed approach, proven methodologies and commitment to continuous improvement can be applied to environmental strategies, ethics training and human resource management. The goal of this training is to help ensure that all suppliers share a common understanding and commitment to responsible business practices that protect both the environment and our employees.

Local rules, customer expectations and the fundamental principles of responsible working conditions will all be addressed in the training, as well as specific areas such as child labor, forced labor, freedom of association, harassment and discrimination, health and safety, wages and benefits and working hours. Programs in India and Brazil are in development. All of the participating automakers have demonstrated full commitment to the enhancement of working conditions in the global automotive supply chain.

Ford believes the auto supply industry should demonstrate respect for the people who produce parts for vehicles, no matter where they live, said Tony Brown, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company. We started our training program in 2003. We believe it is essential to share our learnings with AIAG and the other members of AIAG since we use much of the same supply base. Its important that we build on our experience, not only to avoid duplicating efforts, but also to advance the agenda of working conditions as rapidly as possibly.

In addition to the working conditions training, automotive manufacturers are also working at AIAG on other initiatives under the umbrella of corporate responsibility with the support of Program Manager Jenifer Chambers Young of the Go Green Campaign. The organization hosts a web site http://cr.aiag.org providing a repository of tools and best practices related to social and environmental programs including greenhouse gas reporting, end-of-life vehicle, International Materials Data System (IMDS), Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals (REACH), and health, safety and environment.

About AIAG

AIAG was founded in 1982 by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corp. to develop and share best practices to create a leaner, more efficient supply base. Since then, AIAG has grown and evolved to address increasingly complex global supply chain, manufacturing and quality issues, and now has tools and processes that can help diverse industries improve their performance, by protecting and enhancing corporate reputations, rooting out waste and inefficiency, uncovering cost savings and improving quality.

AIAGs Corporate Responsibility Web site (http://cr.aiag.org) is publicly accessible and was developed as a global resource containing important information for manufacturers and their supply base including tools for self-assessments, planning templates to facilitate cascading of the message, education and training for lower tier suppliers and direct links to other Corporate Responsibility programs.

AIAG Contact: Lorrie Kinney



Wayne Mutual Insurance Company and Identity Theft 911 Team to Combat Identity Theft Around Life Events

Wooster, OH (PRWEB) July 14, 2010

Wayne mutual Insurance Company has partnered with the Scottsdale, Arizona – based Identity Theft 911 to offer policyholders coverage that will reimburse costs required to reclaim their lives in the event of identity theft, especially during major life stages such as military deployment and/or the death of a loved one.

In 2009, more than a quarter of a million Americans filed identity theft complaints with the Federal trade Commission. Ohio ranked 29th nationwide, up from 32nd in 2008, and 66 of every 100,000 state residents reported being victims of the crime, nearly twice the rate reported in 2002.

“Identity theft has become a leading concern for our policyholders, particularly as usage of the internet, credit and debit cards and other technology tools has evolved, ” said Timothy P. Suppes, vice president of operations for Wayne Mutual. “Our partnership with Identity Theft 911 will enable us to offer the peace of mind and world-class service our policyholders require should they become victims of identity theft. Together , we can provide both preventative assistance and identity theft resolution services – two appealing options in today’s computer age.”

The service, known as Identity Theft 911 Life Stages, takes a customized approach toward deterring and resolving identity theft particularly during vulnerable phases of policyholders’ lives. Not only will policyholders be able to recoup costs associated with restoring their good name but will also have on-demand access to their own personal certified fraud specialist to walk them through the process and answer any and all of their questions.

The last thing you need to worry about when faced with the death of a loved one, military deployment, major surgery or the birth of a child is the prospect of you and/or your family’s identities being stolen,” said Matt Cullina, CEO of Identity Theft 911. “Wayne Mutual recognizes the critical need for protecting its customers’ reputations in an era of escalating identity theft. We are pleased to be helping them in this fight.”

As part of the coverage, eligible policyholders have access to the following:

Child Risk Identity Assistance For parents and guardians of minor children, fraud specialists keep watch over minors credit file to ensure against misuse a growing crime that often goes undetected for decades.

Military Identity Assistance For active-duty military personnel, especially when stationed abroad, fraud specialists put pro-active military fraud alerts lasting 12 months on the service members credit file.

Identity Relocation Assistance For policyholders who relocate, fraud specialists help safeguard financial, credit and identity data during moves and ensure uninterrupted access to financial accounts, institutions and any needed documentation.

Proactive Fraud Alerts For policyholders looking to fend off fraudulent creation of new credit accounts, fraud specialists place fraud alerts on files maintained by the three major credit bureaus. Alerts notify potential credit grantors to check with policyholders before extending new credit as well as opt policyholders out of most marketing lists.

Estate Identity Assistance – For surviving spouses, fraud specialists help safeguard the identity of a departed spouse from potential misuse by identity thieves and minimize potential risks to the surviving spouses own identity in the case of joint credit accounts and financial documents.

Disaster Recovery Assistance – For disaster victims, fraud specialists help quickly restore destroyed documentation needed to rebuild their lives as well as ensure uninterrupted access to financial institutions and accounts.

Medical Identity Assistance For victims of medical identity theft, fraud specialists help undo the damage from fraudulently filed insurance claims and/or bogus medical services to the greatest extent possible.

About Wayne Mutual

Wayne Mutual Insurance Company has provided property & casualty insurance to Ohio residents since 1910. Headquartered in Wooster, the company markets its products and services exclusively through a statewide network of more than 100 independent agencies.

About Identity Theft 911

A leader in identity-theft prevention, mitigation and education, serving over 4 million households nationwide, Identity Theft 911 provides enterprise-level fraud solutions for a wide range of organizations, including Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, colleges and universities, and many of the nations largest insurance companies and corporate benefits providers.

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Local Franklin, TN, Business Owners Team Up: Putting Cloth Diapers In The Record Books

Franklin, TN (PRWEB) April 03, 2011

In celebration of Earth Day 2011, USA Baby and Big Kids Too! in partnership with Green Pixie Baby and Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel announce their participation in The Great Cloth Diaper Change on April 23, 2011 at 10:30 am. The event will be hosted at Saint Phillips Community Center 113 Second Avenue South in Franklin.

USA Baby and Big Kids Too!, Green Pixie Baby and Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity will unite with the cloth diaper community around the globe in hopes of breaking the world record for most cloth diapers changed simultaneously. The event will also include goodie bags for the first 36 people to register for world record event and all participants will be entered to win two Grand Prize drawings for a Best Chair Upholstered Glider and a $ 100 gift certificate to Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel. For more information or to register, visit http://www.usababyfranklin.com or http://greatclothdiaperchangegpb.eventbrite.com/.

Chris White, General Manager of USA Baby and Big Kids Too! states, “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the rest of the world in attempting to break a world record and to bring awareness to the advances in cloth diapers. We encourage everyone to come and see just how easy cloth diapers are to use. Not only are they more convenient than ever, they protect our environment as well. A typical disposable diaper takes over 500 years to decompose in a landfill. By switching to a cloth diaper, a typical family of one baby can reduce their household garbage by fifty percent in the course of the two to three years the average child wears a diaper.

Marie Sawyer, Owner of Green Pixie Baby states Green Pixie Baby is thrilled to be a part of this world wide effort to get cloth diapers in the Guinness Book of records. This event is a wonderful opportunity to promote cloth diapers and spread awareness of the health, environmental, and financial benefits of cloth diapering. We are proud to be cloth diaper and green parenting advocates.

Rebecca Lee, Owner of Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel Nashville states “It is exciting to be a part of the Great Diaper Change. One of my favorite parts of Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity is coming along side of mom’s during pregnancy and helping educate them on these new worlds of pregnancy and parenthood, reusable diapers is one of those areas. Today they are not your mom’s cloth diapers! They are simple, money saving & gentler one your baby’s bottom. Families today are really embracing this diapering option.”

USA Baby and Big Kids Too! is Nashvilles premier baby and big kids furniture store. With over 50 complete and fully decorated baby and big kid room vignettes from the most trusted brands, USA Baby & Kids Too! is the place for baby and big kids furniture.

Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel is the oldest and largest maternity clothing franchise in the United States. Pickles & Ice Cream strives to provide expecting women a place to get exceptional customer service and high quality, fashionable maternity clothes at reasonable prices.

Green Pixie Baby strives to offer the best earth-friendly American made baby products on the market. Green Pixie Baby offers a full range of products including cloth diapers, cloth diapering supplies, natural baby care products, infant and toddler shoes and locally made items.

If you would like more information on this event, or to schedule an interview, please call Cindy Hamilton at 615.478.7496 or e-mail Cindy at cindyhamiltonmarketing(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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Childhelp and Barker Educational Services Team Launch Child Abuse Prevention Curriculum to Schools Nationally

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 13, 2011

Childhelp USA has selected Barker Educational Services Team (BEST) to manage the promotion and distribution of its new online educational program. The program, Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe, is designed to help children, parents and educators to identify, avoid and address child abuse. This curriculum is an updated version of the highly successful Good Touch Bad Touch series taught in schools nationally for nearly 30 years. Specifically, the new curriculum addresses modern day challenges facing children, including Cyber-Bullying and Internet Safety in addition to covering many other forms of child abuse.

Bob Barker, CEO of BEST states We are delighted to be selected to serve this cause. The Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe program provides children with the information and tools to protect themselves and respond to dangerous situations.

Ive been a celebrity ambassador for many years for Childhelp. Through my involvement with the organization Ive learned about the horrific long-term trauma suffered by children who are physically, sexually and emotionally abused. That is why the Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe program was developed, said Kathie Lee Gifford, Childhelp Ambassador. Educating our children, whether in the role of parent, family member or teacher is the best way we can help fight abuse and empower our children.

The number of children impacted by child abuse is literally staggering. Data from 2009 indicates that there were reported cases of abuse involving 6 million children. Sadly, many more cases are likely to have gone unreported. The Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe curriculum is a necessary program that gives children the tools to keep themselves safe. Preliminary data is showing a very positive response from the children that have completed the program.

National statistics estimate that 1 in 4 youth will be victimized in some way during their childhood, said Dr. Cindy K. Knott, VP of Special Projects and Prevention Education at Childhelp. We know that 90 percent of child abuse victims know their perpetrator and 68 percent of abused children are abused by family members. Building awareness and communication through universal education among children, parents, and teachers, and community members is the best way to prevent child abuse.

Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe was developed in concert with leading child psychologists and the program is designed to speak to children at each grade level, 1 through 6, and their corresponding developmental stages. Educational and community service institutions that purchase Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe receive complete curriculum, handouts and other material that children can take home as a reminder of important abuse prevention strategies. The program also includes excellent resources for the educators to ensure effective delivery to their young students in two 45-minute sessions.

Learn more today at http://www.childhelp.org/speakupbesafe

About Childhelp

Protect Your Children Announces New Leadership Team

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011

Protect Your Children continues its mission to raise awareness and educate the public on some of the most serious issues facing our countries most valuable asset: Our children. As we continue to transform our organization to meet the demands of our growing concerns which include child abuse, child abduction, child obesity, teen alcohol and drug abuse we are pleased to announce the following changes to our leadership team.

Leadership Team

Dr. Joseph Picone, Chairman

Leah Davis, Chief of Staff

Dr. Frieda Rosner, Ph.d, Director of Training and Education

Jay Chung, J.D., LL.M., Director of Government Affairs and Special Counselor to the Chairman

Mark Haffner, CLC., Director of Protect Your Children Safety Academies

Jay Berger, Director of Community Impact

Tadd Rosenfeld, Director of Global Brand Leadership

Marcy Tharp, Director of Mothers Against Child Abuse

Nicole Weiner, Director of Childrens Healthy Living Initiative

Gregory Levitt, Director of Business Planning & Product Development

10 Years of Progress

In 2002, Protect Your Children became one of the driving forces in creating public awareness for protecting children by assembling a powerful group of professionals and volunteers to form a roster of counselors who coordinated law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, United States Secret Service along with corporations, (Publix Supermarkets, HSBC, Pepsi) Professional Sports Franchises including The Miami Heat and The Florida Marlins, to educate the public on how to protect children. This organization’s goal was to prevent child abduction and abuse. In 2003 Protect Your Children launched another initiative with its first ever Protect Your Children Safety School.Today law enforcement is better trained, better prepared and responds more swiftly and effectively than ever before. There are laws and better technology at work to protect children. Parents are more alert and aware. Yet there are still too many children who disappear each year and more who fall victim to sexual exploitation. Protect Your Children believes education focusing on preventative strategies will be key components in helping to protect our most valuable asset: Children.

Ten years ago we proudly pioneered many of the strategies, solutions and best practices which have helped shape the landscape of our industry for the better. Innovations like Public Symposiums; Safety Schools; Videos for Childrens Safety; as well as bringing together law enforcement, community leaders, corporations, government officials and those who have suffered immensely from personal tragedies to help raise awareness and to educate the general public.An estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year more than 2,000 children every day. An estimated 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys will be sexually victimized before age 18. Yet, only 1 in 3 will tell anyone. Clearly much more needs to be done to end these atrocities and protect all of our children.

The new leadership team represents months of extensive conversations with community leaders, law enforcement professionals and our advisors. These changes reflect the sweeping progress weve made in focusing on the changing needs related to our mission. It is child-driven, and brings us closer to a wider audience. Its a structure that recognizes the differences between our priority issues and empowers our leaders, based on those differences, to design a plan which will make a difference in the lives of those we aim to serve.