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Why middle-aged men in banking are experiencing accelerated obsolescence

Why middle-aged men in banking are experiencing accelerated obsolescence
It doesn't stop there; there's an increasing aspiration to ensure that the employee population truly represents the customer base from a gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation perspective. …. Social media isn't just something that your …
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The horrible bullying of Scabby Doo
According to 'PREVnet BC', statistics show that children with a disability or special healthcare needs experience more public harassment than other children. PREVnet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to …
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Firdevs Dede claims Dyslexia isnt an Obstacle in new book

LONDON (PRWEB) February 16, 2015

The British Dyslexia Association estimates that dyslexia affects around 15% of population to a lesser or greater extent through the way information is processed, stored and retrieved, with problems of memory, speed of processing, time perception, organisation and sequencing. Firdevs Dede, a specialist dyslexia tutor who has met hundreds of dyslexic students since 2002, claims that dyslexia should not be an obstacle for a fulfilling and rewarding life. In fact, in her new book, Dyslexia isnt an Obstacle (published by Xlibris), she demonstrates that the cognitive profile of a dyslexic person could be a gift rather than a disability.

Dyslexia isnt an Obstacle sheds light on the daily realities of creative dyslexic people, inspiring those who are dyslexic and educating outsiders who are not familiar with dyslexia. This informative volume follows Felix, a dyslexic, who against all odds becomes a successful entrepreneur. There is humor, misfortune and ultimately triumph interwoven into the young mans remarkable life.

In my book I focus on what makes dyslexic people unique by highlighting their strengths, Dede says, I also illustrate how some of the linguistic problems could be dealt with, once new habits are developed using a systematic and comprehensive support program that I carefully design for my learners I work with.

Dyslexia isnt an Obstacle is an insightful and empowering book that will prove useful not just to dyslexics but those who want to understand this often misunderstood condition better.

Dyslexia isnt an Obstacle

By Firdevs Dede

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781503533646

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781503533653

E-Book | 384 pages | ISBN 9781503533660

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

E-Book is also available at the authors website http://www.threedimensiondyslexia.co.uk

About the Author

Firdevs Dede is a specialist dyslexia tutor who lives and works in London. She offers one-on-one support tuition, coaching, mentoring and consultation in education, training, and dyslexia-related specialist knowledge on a face-to-face basis and online. She has 32 years of experience working with talented individuals. Dede is the founder of Three Dimension Dyslexia. She is also a visual artist, poet, novelist, short story writer, photographer, study coach and educator.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.


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NAELA Empowers Consumers Against Scams

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 15, 2014

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is promoting a new education campaign designed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enlist people over 65 in the effort to recognize and report frauds and scams.

The FTC says that fraudsters generally target consumers of all ages but they know that older people are likely to have bigger nest eggs, which makes them attractive. And, the consumer protection agency says, when older people lose money to a scam regardless of whether it involves charity fraud, prizes and lotteries, imposters, or identity theft its usually more difficult for them to recoup their losses, making the consequences even more devastating.

People 65 and older have a broad base of life experiences that provides the ability to recognize and avoid scams in most situations, said NAELA President Bradley J. Frigon, CELA, CAP. They also have a social network with which to share the life lessons theyve learned. This campaign seeks to tap into their life experiences and their trusted place in the community. NAELA member attorneys can advise individuals on how to avoid the pitfalls and provide legal advice for victims of elder financial exploitation.

Pass It On reinforces what older people already know about some of todays most common scams, and it gives them a short and straightforward way to share that knowledge with their family members, friends, and communities. It focuses on their ability to be part of the solution instead of implying theyre part of the problem when it comes to scams.

To locate an Elder Law attorney in your area, visit the NAELA website.


Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org.

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To eliminate fake social media accounts that impersonate public figures, the Chinese government has issued new rules that go much further and outlaw anonymity in blogs, social networks, discussion forums and IM services. The move, announced …
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Social Media and the Cost of Caring
This research explores whether the use of social media, mobile phones and the internet is associated with higher levels of stress. In a Pew Research Center survey of 1,801 adults, 2 we asked participants about the extent to which they felt their lives …
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Veterans Benefit Hosted By Goodman Acker Personal Injury Law Firm Proves To Be Success

Southfield, MI (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2014, the Michigan personal injury law firm of Goodman Acker P.C. partnered with Detroit Tough Gym to host a benefit walk/run and collection drive to help reduce the problem of veterans homelessness in the City of Detroit and surrounding metro areas.

The Caring For Our Homeless Veterans Benefit took place from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Detroit Tough Gym located in Corktown Detroit.

Goodman Acker is proud to announce that the event was a huge success, collecting over eight truck loads of clothing, coats, blankets, shoes, business suits, disposable goods and more for its homeless veterans in addition to monetary funds donated towards the cause. All donations went to the Michigan Veterans Foundation.

I as well as my entire team at Goodman Acker would like to extend a huge thank you to those who donated or volunteered their time at the Caring For Our Homeless Veterans Benefit, says Senior Partner and Attorney at Goodman Acker P.C., Jerry Acker.

We were truly humbled by the incredible turnout at the benefit, and the amount of donations our community donated on the day of the event and prior to the event at our Southfield office. Thanks to the community and the staff at Goodman Acker, we were able to donate tons of clothing, boots, toiletries, blankets and more to the Michigan Veterans Foundation. Our heroes should never be forgotten, and this event was a true display of national caring and respect.

Homelessness among veterans in the City of Detroit is a serious issue. Over the course of the past year, there were 1,681 single homeless adults in the community who were veterans and 102 veterans who were in families, according to the Homeless Action Network of Detroit in its 2013 State of Homelessness Annual Report for the Detroit Continuum of Care.

Thirty-seven percent of the single homeless veteran adults reported being homeless for the first time in 2013, and 64 percent of veterans in families reported being homeless for the first time in 2013.

The Caring For Our Homeless Veterans event received mass media coverage, including local coverage from WDIV Local 4 News, WXYZ Channel 7 News, Fox 2 News, CBS Detroit, WJR and WWJ radio stations. All local coverage from the event can be found by visiting the Goodman Acker Video Library.

Goodman Acker has always been and will continue to be very well involved in the community. Just like our dedication that our personal injury lawyers, paralegals and staff have to helping personal injury victims obtain the justice they deserve after an accident, we are equally as dedicated to helping the community, Acker said.

About Goodman Acker P.C.

Goodman Acker P.C. is a Michigan personal injury law firm located in Southfield, Michigan. The law firm has a team of experienced personal injury lawyers that handle all types of accident and injury matters, including injuries and death from Michigan car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bite injuries, medical malpractice, social security disability, wrongful death, and more.

The law firm offers free, no obligation case reviews and represents its clients on a contingency fee basis, which means no fees or costs unless a case is settled or won.

Goodman Acker P.C. has been helping clients win the maximum settlement for their injuries and obtain the justice they deserve. It handles accident injury cases in Southfield, Detroit and throughout the State of Michigan.

For more information on the Michigan personal lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C., call (248) 483-5000 or visit GoodmanAcker.com.

IPA Seeks Health Insurance Sales Representatives, Announces Leadership Opportunities at Atlanta, Georgia Centers of Excellence

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) January 20, 2015

Due to record-breaking growth, IPA Family, LLC (IPA), an American Independence Corp. company and member of The IHC Group, is pleased to announce new business opportunities in Atlanta, Georgia. The company seeks sales representatives to help fulfill increasing demand. Additionally, leadership roles are now available at IPAs Atlanta, Georgia Center of Excellence Offices. IPAs offices in Georgia expand across the great state, and markets include the cities of Alpharetta, Cumming, Marietta, Athens, Roswell, Macon, Savannah and surrounding areas.

Qualified candidates will possess the following attributes: an ability to make decisions and solve problems, active listening skills, critical thinking skills, sales experience, strong time-management skills and, most importantly, a proclivity to operate with the highest ethical standards. Selected candidates will be provided with a complete and comprehensive program that promotes their personal and professional success. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Compensation programs

Residual income and monthly bonus

Lifetime vesting schedules

Wealth accumulation plan

Free qualified sales leads and lead-management systems

Ongoing training and business education using state-of-the art technologies

Many other performance-based programs and incentives

To be considered for one of the select positions and participate in a professional and confidential interview process, you may submit direct inquiries with resume to IPA Family, LLC through their website contact page. Due to a culture of continuous growth and market expansions, IPA is currently accepting inquiries for existing and new markets. For more information about IPA Family and the companies it represents, visit http://www.ipafamily.com or call 800-772-8667 and indicate you saw our press release.

About IPA Family, LLC (IPA)

IPA Family, LLC is a national marketing organization that distributes major medical insurance plans and other health insurance plans and consumer benefit association membership programs across the nation. IPAs trained professional sales associates, referred to as the IPA Family, provides information and a product portfolio that can meet the needs of most small business owners and self-employed individuals and families. Headquartered in Tampa, Fl., IPA is accredited and has an excellent reputation with the Better Business Bureau (bbb.org) and is a member company of The IHC Group.

About American Independence Corp.

AMIC, through Independence American Insurance Company and its other subsidiaries, offers pet insurance, non-subscriber occupational accident, international coverages, small-group major medical and short-term medical. AMIC provides to the individual and self-employed markets health insurance and related products, which are distributed through its subsidiaries IPA Family, LLC, healthinsurance.org, LLC, IPA Direct, Inc. and IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc. AMIC markets medical stop-loss through its marketing and administrative company IHC Risk Solutions, LLC.

About The IHC Group

The IHC Group is an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. Members of The IHC Group include Independence Holding Company , American Independence Corp, Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Independence American Insurance Company. Each insurance carrier in The IHC Group has a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company, Inc., a widely recognized rating agency that rates insurance companies on their relative financial strength and ability to meet policyholder obligations. (An A++ rating from A.M. Best is its highest rating.) Collectively, the companies in The IHC Group provide insurance coverage to more than one million individuals and groups. For more information about The IHC Group, visit http://www.ihcgroup.com.

We encourage you to visit us on the following social media sites:

Facebook: Simply search IPA Family

YouTube: TheIPAFamily

Twitter: Subscribe to us @IPA_Family

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