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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

Pandora Corp. To Parents: Protect Those New PCs (This Holiday Season)


Las Vegas, Nevada (Vocus/PRWEB) November 26, 2010

Our kids live digitally. Every parent knows that. With the holidays around the corner, and this years wishlists topped with dreams of cell phones, MP3 players, and computers, a lot of high-tech toys are sure to be unwrapped this December.

And though many experts warn against giving a child their own computer, times have changed. A teenager having their own PC is an unavoidable reality now, due to the amount of school work requiring a computer and increased pressure from peers to be socially active online.

What parents tend to forget is that these high tech toys are really for adults, explains Manuel Coats, co-founder of Pandora Corp. A computer that can connect to the Internet can connect your child with the rest of the world and vice versa. Thats not something that should be handed over lightly to your kids.

Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora monitoring software, is reminding parents to be smart when giving teens and even younger children their own PC this holiday season. Parents must adopt and enforce a new set of rules, such as leaving the door open and a no Internet after __ time. Also, visiting a childs room often when they are online and asking them questions about what websites they are visiting and who their online friends are needs to become standard family practice.

As you get ready to give them the big gift this year, make sure it is outfitted with the proper parental control software, says Coats. Tools like our PC Pandora make it easy to find that safe, happy medium between teens being able to freely use the Internet socially, and parents not being left in the dark about their childs online activity.

PC Pandora is computer monitoring software that records all user activity on a computer. First-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the screen, allowing parents to see first-hand everything their child does both on and offline. Further details of user activity are made available in text-based files and easy-to-read charts, including websites visited, instant messenger chats, emails sent and received, peer-2-peer files shared, keystrokes logged, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more. The IRIS feature will send those text-based files right to a parents email, and the PC Pandora LIVE! add-on allows parents to check screenshots and adjust parental controls though a secure web login an invaluable feature for working parents who cant always be home when their kids are online.

PC Pandora is essentially a DVR for your childs computer, says Coats. If your child is talking to strangers on social networks, creating and maintaining multiple social network profiles, visiting websites you dont approve of, downloading illegal music and movies, or falling victim to or even worse acting as a cyberbully, you will know about it if you are monitoring their internet activity.

As a special promotion for the holidays, the company is offering the software at a discounted price. Parents can use the code holiday2010 at the pcpandora.com store to get $ 20 off their purchase.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

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Protecting the Rights of Those Accused of Sex Crimes


Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 28, 2011

A sex offense is perhaps one of the most serious types of criminal charges that a person may face. Particularly when they involve children as the victim, sex crimes garner media attention and aggressive investigations and prosecution by government personnel at both a state and federal level. A defendant faces not only imprisonment, fines and other serious criminal penalties but the requirement that he or she register as a sex offender for life. Sex offender registration alone is enough to ruin ones reputation and career, with no hope of recovery. That is why criminal defense counsel is so important in these matters.

The Law Office of Jeffrey P. Matthews offers dedicated criminal defense representation to defendants in the Denver area who are facing all types of sex crime charges and investigations, including rape, child molestation, child pornography, child sexual abuse, indecent exposure, prostitution, internet sex crimes and more. Teaming up with Scorpion Design, a Los Angeles-based website design and marketing company at the leading edge of law firm internet marketing, the firm has launched a website designed to offer helpful information and guidance in regard to their sex crime defense services: http://www.denversexcrimesdefense.com.

Where other attorneys may shy away from the nature of these charges and the many difficulties they present, Attorney Jeff Matthews believes that a defendant deserves the best legal representation regardless of the type of crime he or she has been accused of committing. And considering the number of false or exaggerated allegations that abound in the realm of sexual offenses, a defendants right to legal counsel is all the more important.

Jeff Matthews is a former prosecutor who has since dedicated his legal practice exclusively to criminal defense. He focuses his efforts on violent crimes and sex crimes, providing an uncompromising defense of his clients interests and legal rights through every stage of a case. With his experience as a former Senior Deputy District Attorney and with more than 28 years in the field of criminal law, Attorney Matthews has a complete understanding of criminal proceedings related to sex crimes and can provide more effective representation as a result. He personally handles every case the firm takes on.

Find out more about the firm, the services they offer and the types of sex crime cases handled by contacting the firm today.

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Pandora Corp. To Parents: Monitor and Protect Those New PCs


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 28, 2011

There is no denying that todays youth have grown up digitally and are living their lives online. With the holiday season now in full swing, and this years wishlists topped with dreams of netbooks, laptops, and cell phones, a lot of high-tech toys are sure to be unwrapped this December.

Throughout the last decade, many experts warned against giving a child their own computer, but times have changed. A teenager having their own PC is an unavoidable reality in 2011, due to the amount of school work requiring a computer and the increased pressure from peers to be socially active online.

What parents tend to forget is that these high tech toys are a doorway between your child and the rest of the world, explains James Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. Remember, that door swings both ways. It is absolutely imperative that parents have a tool in place to monitor who their child is talking to online, how they are interacting with others and how they are representing themselves on the Internet.

Pandora Corporation, the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, is reminding parents to be smart when giving teens and tweens their own PC this holiday season. Leasure says parents must adopt and enforce a new set of rules, such as leaving the bedroom door open and a no Internet after __ time. Parents should also ask frequent questions about what websites their kids are visiting and who their online friends are. Social networking accounts should be heavily monitored and passwords should be shared with parents.

As you get ready to give them the big gift this year, make sure it is outfitted with proper parental control and monitoring software, says Leasure. Tools like our PC Pandora make it easy to find that safe, happy medium between teens being able to freely use the Internet socially, and parents not being left in the dark about their childs online activity.

PC Pandora is computer monitoring software that records all user activity on a computer. First-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the computer, allowing parents to see first-hand everything their child does both on and offline. Details of user activity , including websites visited, social network activity, instant messenger chats, peer-2-peer files shared, keystrokes, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more, are made available in text-based files and easy-to-read charts. In less than 10 minutes, parents can verify their children are using their new toys safely or uncover a situation that needs parental attention.

PC Pandora is essentially a DVR for your childs computer, says Leasure. If your child is talking to strangers on social networks, creating and maintaining multiple social network profiles, visiting websites you dont approve of, downloading illegal music and movies, or falling victim to or even worse acting as a cyberbully, you will know about it if you are monitoring their internet activity.

In addition, the built-in IRIS feature can send the text-based data files right to a parents email, and the PC Pandora LIVE! add-on allows parents to check screenshots and adjust parental controls though a secure web login. Both are invaluable features for working parents who cant always be home when their kids are online.

Leasure adds: Conversation, education and awareness are essential, but a child with an Internet-connected device can still lead to unwanted and potentially harmful situations. Thats why its important to monitor what they are doing with those very powerful tools you place in their hands.

As a special promotion for the holidays, the company is offering the software at half of the normal retail price. The sale is already on and will continue through New Years Day 2012. Visit http://www.pcpandora.com for more details.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora monitoring software has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora computer monitoring software is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com and on and on Facebook!

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Monitor and Protect Those New PCs with PC Pandora Computer Monitoring Software


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 16, 2011

With only a few shopping days left for the holiday season, there is no doubt the big gifts have been purchased. In todays high-tech world, kids are living digitally, and, subsequently, topping their wishlists with dreams of netbooks, laptops, and cell phones. Bottom line: a lot of high-tech toys are sure to be unwrapped this December. Pandora Corporation, the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, is reminding parents to be smart when giving teens and tweens their own PC this holiday season.

What parents tend to forget is that these high tech toys are a doorway between your child and the rest of the world, explains Leasure. Remember, that door swings both ways. It is absolutely imperative that parents have a tool in place to monitor who their child is talking to online, how they are interacting with others and how they are representing themselves on the Internet.

Over the last decade, times have changed dramatically. While it is still not the best idea to let a child have their own computer and Internet connection, it is an unavoidable reality in 2011, due to the amount of school work requiring a computer and the increased pressure from peers to be socially active online. Leasure says parents must adopt to the times and step up the parenting game. New rules must be enforced and questions should be asked; discussions should be held and computers must be monitored.

As you get ready to give them the big gift this year, make sure it is outfitted with proper parental control and monitoring software, says Leasure. Tools like our PC Pandora make it easy to find that safe, happy medium between teens being able to freely use the Internet socially, and parents not being left in the dark about their childs online activity.

PC Pandora is computer monitoring software that records all user activity on a computer. First-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the computer, allowing parents to see first-hand everything their child does both on and offline. Details of user activity , including websites visited, social network activity, instant messenger chats, peer-2-peer files shared, keystrokes, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more, are made available in text-based files and easy-to-read charts. In less than 10 minutes, parents can verify their children are using their new toys safely or uncover a situation that needs parental attention.

PC Pandora is essentially a DVR for your childs computer, says Leasure. If your child is talking to strangers on social networks, creating and maintaining multiple social network profiles, visiting websites you dont approve of, downloading illegal music and movies, or falling victim to or even worse acting as a cyberbully, you will know about it if you are monitoring their internet activity.

In addition, the built-in IRIS feature can send the text-based data files right to a parents email, and the PC Pandora LIVE! add-on allows parents to check screenshots and adjust parental controls though a secure web login. Both are invaluable features for working parents who cant always be home when their kids are online.

Leasure adds: Conversation, education and awareness are essential, but a child with an Internet-connected device can still lead to unwanted and potentially harmful situations. Thats why its important to monitor what they are doing with those very powerful tools you place in their hands.

As a special promotion for the holidays, the company is offering the software at half of the normal retail price. The sale is already on and will continue through New Years Day 2012. Visit http://www.pcpandora.com for more details.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora monitoring software has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora computer monitoring software is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com and on and on Facebook!

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Its Not Too Late – Monitor and Protect Those New PCs in the New Year


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 29, 2011

The holidays are over and its time to welcome the new year. The big gifts are opened and your kids are surely more connected to the Internet than they were just a week ago. Pandora Corporation, the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, is reminding parents that its not too late to make sure those new gifts are safeguarded with the proper software.

Parents tend to forget that giving your child a new computer is the same as giving them a doorway to the world, and visa versa, explains Pandora Corp. co-founder James Leasure. It is absolutely essential for parents to have a tool in place that will monitor who their child is talking to on the Internet, and let them know how their child is interacting with others and representing themselves on the Internet.

In todays wired world, tweens and teens live virtually through their computers and internet connected devices. Between increasing amounts of schoolwork and peer pressure to be social online, todays youth is connected at all hours of the day. Leasure says 2012 needs to be the year parents wake up and really learn what their kids are doing on the Internet.

Parents must adapt to the times and adopt a new set of rules and have new discussions with their kids, he states. Talking to them about Internet safety and outfitting those new computers with monitoring software is a must. There is no reason for parents to be left in the dark about their childs Internet activity.

PC Pandora is computer monitoring software that records all user activity on a computer. First-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the computer, allowing parents to see first-hand everything their child does both on and offline. Details of user activity , including websites visited, social network activity, instant messenger chats, peer-2-peer files shared, keystrokes, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more, are made available in text-based files and easy-to-read charts. In less than 10 minutes, parents can verify their children are using their new toys safely or uncover a situation that needs parental attention.

PC Pandora is essentially a DVR for your childs computer, says Leasure. If your child is talking to strangers on social networks, creating and maintaining multiple social network profiles, visiting websites you dont approve of, downloading illegal music and movies, or falling victim to or even worse acting as a cyberbully, you will know about it if you are monitoring their internet activity.

In addition, the built-in IRIS feature can send the text-based data files right to a parents email, and the PC Pandora LIVE! add-on allows parents to check screenshots and adjust parental controls though a secure web login. Both are invaluable features for working parents who cant always be home when their kids are online.

Leasure adds: Conversation, education and awareness are essential, but a child with an Internet-connected device can still lead to unwanted and potentially harmful situations. Thats why its important to monitor what they are doing with those very powerful tools you place in their hands. Tools like our PC Pandora make it easy to find that safe, happy medium between teens being able to freely use the Internet socially, and parents having access to the truth about their childs Internet activity.

As a special promotion, the company is offering PC Pandora at half price! The sale is already on and will continue through New Years Day 2012. Visit http://www.pcpandora.com for more details.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora monitoring software has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora computer monitoring software is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com and on and on Facebook!

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Matrix Direct Announces Picture Those You Helped Protect Facebook Photo Contest


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

Matrix Direct, one of the nations top direct-to-consumer term life insurance agencies, this month is offering its Facebook fans the chance to win a digital camera in an online photo contest.

The companys “Picture Those You Helped Protect” contest encourages consumers to proudly display photos of the spouses, children and other loved ones they helped protect by purchasing term life insurance.

Buying a term life insurance policy to help cover a familys living expenses and other costs in the event of a sudden or unexpected death is a big step in life. Matrix Direct thinks consumers should be proud about helping provide for their loved ones with term life insurance.

Enter the Facebook Photo Contest Today!

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Attorney Joshua B. Goldberg of MHK Attorneys Aims To Help Those Who Are Confused About Pennsylvania Laws


Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) November 30, 2012

Attorney Joshua B. Goldberg knows all about Mount Pocono car crashes. He’s represented many types of cases ranging from motorcycle accidents to commercial vehicle and passenger collisions. One thing these types of cases have in common is the fact that most drivers are very confused by laws in Pennsylvania regarding road travel. In an excerpt from his new book, Attorney Goldberg explains a few important regulations.

Safety

According to Pennsylvania law, motorcyclists do not have to wear a helmet if they are 21 years of age or older and have had a drivers license for at least two years. However, if they have passed a motorcycle safety class, they may be under 21 and not wear a helmet. All children under twelve are required to wear a helmet. Motorcyclists are also required to run their headlights during the day to increase visibility.

Bicyclists must use a white light that is visible up to 500 feet at night. Cars must use headlights from sunset to sunrise and at any time when windshield wipers are in use.

Car seats

Any child under the age of four must be restrained in an approved car safety seat while in a moving vehicle. Children between the ages of four and eight must be in a booster seat as required by Pennsylvania auto laws. Children eight to eighteen must abide by the state seat belt law.

Texting

Although some states have outlawed texting while driving, Pennsylvania does not have any laws in place at this time. The legislature is pending. Decisions remain to be made concerning the scope of what is permissible. Ideas range from completely outlawing texting while driving to only outlawing it for public service transportation such as taxi cabs, buses and transport trucks.

Window tinting

According to Pennsylvania Title 75, Section 4524(e) (1), vehicles may not be tinted so that the passengers are not visible from the front or sides of the vehicles. Tinting below seventy percent will pass since the passengers would be visible at this range.

Insurance

In adherence with Pennsylvania laws, all motorists must carry no-fault insurance, or PIP, personal liability protection, so that their own insurance company will reimburse them for any losses them after an accident.

All drivers in the state of Pennsylvania must have $ 15,000 worth of liability insurance and $ 5,000 worth or medical benefits. Pennsylvania law allows the driver to stack different types of insurance policies.

Should a driver be caught driving without insurance; he or she will be fined a minimum of $ 300. His or her drivers license will be suspended for three months and his car registration will be held for three months. At the end of the penalty period, the driver may pay fifty dollars to get his drivers license back and $ 50 to get his car registration back.

Collision insurance is optional according to Pennsylvania law. A deductible is required. The higher the deductible, the lower the premium you will have to pay.

Changes

Since legislature is constantly changing, be sure to research the latest development in Pennsylvania auto law before getting on the roads.







Eaton Insurance Services of Michigan Sponsors Two Community Charities This Holiday Season Encourages Residents to Give to Those Less Fortunate


Clio, Michigan (PRWEB) December 08, 2012

Local Michigan insurance agency, Eaton Insurance Services, is sponsoring the Clio Community Services and Old Newsboys of Flint programs this holiday season. Both programs are geared toward collecting donations for people in need. The agency is encouraging its local community to get involved and will be collecting donations for the Clio Community Services program through December 12, 2012 and for the Old Newsboys of Flint through December 23, 2012.

For the Clio Community Services program, Eaton Insurance Services will be collecting household products, such as toilet paper, towels, and cleaning supplies and personal items, such as lotion, toothpaste, socks, and underwear which will be made available to area families, children, and elderly people. Some also donate hats, gloves, candles, or toys for children.

For the Old Newsboys of Flint, the agency will be participating in the Christmas Box Program, which allows local residents to donate $ 20 to sponsor a needy child. That $ 20 ensures one child will receive a gift box including a sweat suit, socks, underclothes, hat, gloves, dental hygiene products, and a new age-appropriate gift worth much more than the $ 20 donated.

Eaton Insurance Services encourages residents to stop by the agencys office to drop off personal or household items for the Clio Community Services program by Dec. 12 and/or donate $ 20 toward the Christmas Box Program by Dec. 23.

The agency is thrilled to take part in community programs that give so much to area residents in need. The staff at Eaton Insurance Services believes that community is number one. They take the responsibility of helping Michigan residents become better informed buyers when it comes time to purchase personal or business insurance very seriously.

Contact the agency today to find out more about the holiday programs or specific insurance products by visiting the agencys website or calling 810-686-1470.

About Eaton Insurance Services:

At Eaton Insurance Services, the Protection Plus Advantage has been a cornerstone of the agency since it was founded in 1970. Using a foundation of empathy, commitment, excellence, integrity, respect and teamwork, Eaton Insurance Services has been helping clients obtain the protection they need, at a cost they deserve. The agency understands that each customer seeking insurance has unique needs and concerns. They believe that a personal experience should be part of consumers shopping experience. Its the agencys goal to provide comprehensive protection that is customized to meet the needs of the client in a way that is affordable. The agents at Eaton Insurance Services have specific knowledge about the Michigan insurance market and are able to offer service and products to meet any individual need be it business or personal.







Credit Cards Can Be Friend or Foe to College Students NFCC Offers Tips for Those Entering World of Credit

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 22, 2013

While parents mail boxes are filling with credit card bills from summer vacations and back-to-school shopping, their college-aged child is likely receiving offers for credit cards of their own.

Due to the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act), young adults under the age of 21 applying for credit now must demonstrate the ability to pay or have a co-signer in order to be approved. Thus, the 21-year-old college student has replaced the entering freshman as the likely target for credit card marketing.

Building a positive credit history while in college can certainly help the young professional move on with his or her post-graduation life, said Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). On the flip side, abusing credit can work against a person when trying to land a job, lease an apartment or buy a vehicle.

The NFCCs 2013 Financial Literacy Survey found that 33 percent of respondents indicated they learned the most about personal finance at home. Although at first glance this can appear as positive, problems often arise if the parents have poor financial habits which the children observe and subsequently carry into their own financial lives.

Further, the survey revealed that only five percent attributed their personal finance knowledge to what they learned at school. This number is not surprising, as many states do not include a personal finance course as a requirement for graduation from high school.

Stepping into the world of credit without adequate personal finance training is asking for trouble, as responsibly managing credit is critical to building a solid financial future. The NFCC recommends that young adults consider the following tips for successfully navigating credit: