The best rule in the search for a health care provider in a new location is the sooner, the better. Before you arrive at your new assignment, you can check the Washington State Department of Health’s provider credential search at https://tinyurl.com/ycmrhpnt. This should give you a preview of the local medical practitioners as well as where you might need to go for specialized care.Personal referrals from friends or other medical personnel can add to your options.Building trust with a health care provider takes time, so don’t wait until a family member is ill to find a doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care provider.You can check a physician’s certification at the American Board of Medical Specialties at www.abms.org.When you have selected a health care provider, consider the following.When you scheduled your appointment, was the receptionist friendly, prompt and professional? Did he or she take the time to answer your questions? Were you left on hold too long?When you arrived for your appointment, were you greeted promptly? Was the reception area clean and comfortable? Was the staff friendly and willing to answer your questions?Did you have to wait long in the exam room before the doctor arrived? Was the exam room orderly and clean, with a chair for a family member?When the doctor arrived and introduced himself or herself, did he or she seem rushed or tired? Did you get a good first impression?During the consultation, did nurses or assistants pop in and out? Did the doctor seem caring, compassionate and sympathetic to your concerns?
Similar to the KOM Garmin mounts we’ve tested, the Wahoo versions use a simple 3mm bolt. The inside surface of the clamp area is rubberized to prevent slipping or damaging your handlebar.If you’re running bars smaller than 31.8mm diameter, rubber shims are included.While my time has been limited with the new mounts, they seem to be performing as-expected: Solid, slip-free, and they put my computer exactly where I want it.The KOM Cycling Wahoo Colored Mounts are available now for $16.99.KOMcycling.com KOM Cycling announced a bevy of new color options for their line of Wahoo Bike Mounts. As the name suggests, they’re compatible with Wahoo cycling computers, such as the MINI, BOLT, ELEMNT and ROAM. They’ll mount up to 31.8mm-or-smaller bars, giving you a stylish and secure way to display your device.KOM doesn’t just make mounts for Wahoo, and we’ve already taken a close look at their Garmin-compatible products (which can also be used to hold and display a smartphone). Wahoo continues to grow in popularity, so KOM wanted to offer something for everyone.Note that, similar to the Garmin-compatible products, you have multiple mounting options. The Wahoo Classic Mount and Wahoo Colored Mount (above) display your device above handlebar-level.The Wahoo Aero mount (above) lowers your computer down, so it is in-line with the handlebar. For now, the Aero version is available in black ONLY, but it puts the clamping bolt facing up, so it’s much easier to access.The chart above should help to clarify what’s what, including compatibility with the various Wahoo devices.KOM Cycling Wahoo mount review & actual weights Weight for my test samples came in exactly as advertised, at 24 grams each. I weighed the ‘carbon’ one separately just to see if it’d be any lighter, but it appears to be a cosmetic carbon finish.
Bike magpies that we are, it’s easy to get drawn into booths by shiny bits of aluminum.Â At Interbike this week, normally downhill-oriented Point One Racing were showing off near-final prototypes of their new, longer 90mm Split-Second stem.Â Startlingly light, the body of the Split-Second is machined from a block of aluminum and weighs in at ~140g 109g with Ti hardware and 119g with steel.Â The weight is more impressive when the fact that the stem integrates a top cap and that weight also includes a top cap bolt.Â There were still a few sharp edges on the prototype and the stem unfortunately won’t be available polished (black anodized or white powder coated only), but the Split-Second will probably be just as sexy when it becomes available in December for about $145 $149.Â Click ‘more‘ for more photos.www.pointoneracing.com
Brandon AmbroskeOne of the area’s largest tennis communities has hired a new head pro.Homestead Country Club announced this week that it had hired Brandon Ambroske to lead its tennis instruction program. Ambroske played collegiately at William Jewel, where he graduated with a business degree in 2010. After college, he served as an instructor at Clayview Country Club in north Kanas City, Mo., and as the head pro at the Plaza Tennis Center.Ambroske has been playing the sport since he was a young child.“My father started teaching me how to play tennis when I was 5 years old,” he said in an announcement of his hiring. “I still remember going to the neighborhood courts to play every summer. This sport has always been more than just exercise for me. Tennis has helped teach me discipline, sportsmanship, mental strength, competitiveness, and how to have fun.”
Gov. Laura Kelly (at right, beside podium) and Sen. Jim Denning (speaking at podium) announced on Thursday they had reached a tentative deal on a plan for Medicaid Expansion this session. Photo via Sen. Denning’s Twitter account.Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning of Overland Park announced this week that they have reached accord on a plan for Medicaid expansion heading into the 2020 session. The two officials announced their deal — which the Topeka Capital-Journal reported resulted from two months worth of negotiations — at a press conference held at the capitol.Register to continue
DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. WIXOM, Mich. – TRW has announced the appointment of Matthew Lundh as business development manager, TRW Automotive Aftermarket, North America. This news further strengthens TRW’s position as the business continues to roll out its Corner Module (braking, steering & suspension parts and systems), into the North American aftermarket.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementLundh brings with him more than 19 years of auto care experience in business development, sales operations and project management. He most recently served as director of sales for AutoMD, where he grew their network through partnering with warehouse distributors in North America. Prior to that, Lundh held the position of vice president of sales at Beck/Arnley WorldParts Inc., where he had an executive level responsibility of planning, directing and coordinating all divisional selling activities throughout North America.Welcoming Lundh to the business, TRW North American Sales and Marketing Director Mark Thorpe, said, “Matt is a great addition to our North American team. He is the right person to continue our success story of TRW’s aftermarket activities across North America. His ability to create truly collaborative relationships will help us build strong partnerships.”“I am very proud and excited about joining TRW, a world-class company, and being part of the strong aftermarket team,” said Lundh. “[TRW] is poised and set up for success; I am privileged to be part of that success, and look forward to making it happen.”Lundh will be based in Wixom, Mich., and will report to Thorpe.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement
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Due to the extreme height of the shipment on its low loader trailers, Alper Sevim of Kocaman said the family-owned company had at one point to send in engineers to cut and temporarily reposition a bridge in order for the extra-high shipment to pass under it.www.kocamantransport.com
“We also give them the tools they need to help them, should they find themselves in an abusive or violent environment. Some children don’t even realise that bullying is wrong, and it is quite common. Bullying is the same as abuse. There is a big need when it comes to the protection of children. Our programme is beneficial to all children, however. It’s a preventative and early intervention programme. We need to do more on all levels – we cannot just work with the child. We must try to do more with families, because often things happen in the home,” Ms Smith said.Val Diedricks, a representative of the City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate, who attended the Lansdowne Children’s Forum launch, echoed Ms Smith’s call for an integrated approach to ensuring child protection.“I believe a parenting programme must run parallel with a children’s programme. We have seen the importance of this in our work. For example, our Matrix programme to assist drug addicts, also hosts workshops for parents to give them guidelines on how to cope with a drug-addicted child at home. We have now found, however, that people do not always want to come to us for workshops, so now we are taking the programme into communities,” Ms Diedricks said.The forum is the brainchild of the Lansdowne Salvation Army. However, it is open to all denominations and organisations. Captain Rob Wright, the pastor at the Salvation Army, said the idea behind the forum is to get the various organisations to work in synergy.“A lot of us do something for the community, but this happens haphazardly, and sometimes, this leads to us enabling people, rather than helping them. As a church, we have been on this journey for a long time, where we try to help the vulnerable, and we welcome everyone. It’s just that we now need to co-ordinate our efforts,” Mr Wright said.He added that the vision of the forum is to create safe zones for children, where positive character development takes place. The forum hopes to provide an aftercare service from Mondays to Fridays, where children would be able to participate in activities such as dance, music, homework assistance, and enjoy a healthy meal. With that, they also hope to get the different families’ support, by establishing relationships with the parents.“Our challenge, however, is that we all have full-time jobs, and people will volunteer once a week, not five days a week. So for this reason, we have to raise funds to employ a co-ordinator, for resources, transport, and to provide meals for the children,” Mr Wright said.Reverend Steven-John Bam from the Lansdowne Christian Ecumenical Forum said the establishment of a forum focusing on children’s protection is a step in the right direction. “When different organisations do their individual projects, one sometimes find the same child getting duplicate donations. By forming partnerships, however, we can reach more children, as we not only want to help that child over a short-term. “We want to move away from hand-outs and try to make an impact that’s sustainable,” he said.Speaking at the meeting, Brenda James, who works at Little Paradise crèche at the Flamingo Crescent informal settlement, said the biggest challenge they face in trying to eradicate social ills, is to work with the parents.“Some parents just refuse flat out to work with us. Some of them are substance abusers and it makes it even more difficult. We can’t even call them to parent meetings.” Ms James said.Linda Walters, from Connect Network, a collaborative network of non-profit organisations and churches working together with women and children at risk in South Africa, encouraged those present to continue doing their bit for child protection.“Nothing we do will be lost. We will continue to create awareness and make a difference, so that we can break this cycle of poverty and abuse,” she added.Ms Walters also introduced a fundraising initiative for the forum – in the form of a cook book. Ms Walters explained that their Lansdowne community cook book would involve residents sending in their “tried and tested” recipes, as well as a photograph of themselves, and pay a R150 for every recipe they would like published. It is hoped that the cook book will then be on sale from November.* Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate deployed 14 social workers, to address social ills in 17 hotspot areas identified across the city.In a media release about this, the City explained that the work of these social workers will focus specifically on the factors that result in people migrating to the streets. This includes truancy, substance abuse and domestic violence. “Tackling the repair of our social fabric is a thankless task, because there are no instant results. But I am confident that the interventions we have implemented will have the desired results in years to come,” said Suzette Little, mayoral committee member for Social Development and Early Childhood Development. The social workers will work in Athlone, Lansdowne, Grassy Park, Cape Town, Sea Point, Green Point, Durbanville, Wynberg, Somerset West, Strand, Gordon’s Bay, Mitchell’s Plain, Goodwood, Bellville, Parow, Ottery, Kuils River, Diep River and Table View. These areas were determined based on the City’s street people enumeration conducted in 2014/15.The social workers are deployed at the various Social Development district offices in the identified areas and will work closely with the officials to complement the directorate’s existing interventions and programmes.Contact Mr Wright at 021 761 1491. HAZEL ALLIES-HUSSELMAN If it takes a village to raise a child, it would take much more effort to protect a child. It is with this approach that the Lansdowne Children’s Forum wants to co-ordinate efforts to ensure the protection of one of society’s most vulnerable groups.The forum aims to form safe zones for children, by creating partnerships with various organisations, government departments and businesses and, aptly, was launched on Thursday May 26, just ahead of Child Protection Week which started on Friday May 27.Eric Ntabazalila, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), said: “South Africa has progressive child protection laws, policies and programmes preventing and addressing violence against children, but the scourge still remains a major challenge.”Child Protection Week, which runs until Thursday June 2, is a campaign which, among others, aims to reduce the high levels of violence against children. And it is because of this great need, that the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children started an educational and awareness programme about violence and abuse at schools.Tatum Smith, one of the counsellors at the centre who runs this programme, said: “Violence is often ‘normalised’. “Children adopt learned behaviour, and if the adults at home use violence to sort matters out, the children will believe that is the way to resolve things. “In the programme, we look at what is considered abuse, and what might happen as a result of abuse, among others,” she said.
A leading legal academic formerly tasked with looking into non-lawyer ownership in the USA says there is almost complete resistance to liberalisation of the market.Andrew Perlman, who was chief reporter for the American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 until this year, said there was little prospect of any relaxing of current rules preventing non-lawyers from owning law firms.The ABA has fiercely opposed even minor changes to the existing rules, although last year it agreed to look further into how fee-sharing would work with firms in jurisdictions that allow non-lawyer ownership.But Perlman (pictured), speaking at the International Bar Association conference in Boston yesterday, revealed that the ABA had even tried to close down that study and stop the commission from issuing any opinion without backing from its house of delegates.’In America at the moment we have one political party with a very strong ideological position [on the US budget crisis],’ said Perlman. ’It reminds me of what goes on with the ABS on non-lawyer ownership – there is reluctance to even have the conversation or discuss it. It’s ugly the unwillingness to even debate the issues.’Perlman, professor of law at Suffolk University in Boston, said the only prospect of change would come from individual states changing the law on non-lawyer ownership but it was unlikely to happen soon.New York-based Anthony E Davis, a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, said the US faces the prospect of losing much of its legal market to the UK, where alternative business structures have existed for almost two years.’New York state is proud to be walking back to the future with a blindfold on,’ said Davis. ’It’s the fundamental objective of most state regulators to maintain a monopoly. As long as we are a self-regulated profession that idea of promoting competition is simply foreign. New York is very inhospitable to the idea of competition.’Desmond Hudson, chief executive of the Law Society, said there was little evidence that ABSs had posed any harm to legal services consumers, and he warned it was not something other jurisdictions could ignore for long.’It isn’t about who owns you, it’s about what you do and how you do it. Lawyers don’t have a monopoly on ethics. Because of the advantages they offer to firms and clients, different forms of MDPs/ABS are unlikely to remain confined to our jurisdiction for long,’ he said.’The profession remains independent and robustly regulated so why is it a bad thing if some lawyers have to compete for business? Other professions do.’