U.S. Center for SafeSport Marks One-Year Anniversary of Groundbreaking Legislation

DENVER, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. Center for SafeSport, an independent nonprofit dedicated to ending all forms of abuse in sport, today commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, signed into law on February 14, 2018.

“We’re grateful for the bipartisan leadership of Senators Feinstein, Grassley, Thune, Kuster and Brooks,” said Regis Becker, Interim CEO of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. “Their efforts help the Center ensure that athletes, regardless of age or competitive level, can participate in sports that are free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct, or any form of emotional or physical abuse.”

The law authorizes the Center to independently respond to and resolve allegations of abuse within U.S. Olympic and Paralympic sports and reinforces its mission to provide the nation’s athletes and sports communities with abuse prevention education, policies and procedures. In the year following the bill’s passage, the Center developed and provided free, comprehensive materials including a Parent Toolkit, Parent Training and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies and was honored by the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus for its work to protect athlete well-being.

Among other things, the legislation set into motion the Center’s creation of a national centralized database, which integrates the sexual misconduct findings that pre-date the Center, having been previously resolved by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement’s national governing bodies (NGBs), with the Center’s existing publicly searchable database. This advances the mission of the Center and creates a one-stop resource that every parent, athlete and sport organization can use for screening and background checks. The NGBs complete and certify all historical records before submitting to the Center for the centralized database.

Between opening in March 2017 and December 2018, the Center received over 2,127 reports, issued 340 disciplinary actions and designated more than 260 individuals permanently ineligible to participate within the Movements and its affiliated clubs and organizations.

In addition to response and resolution services, the Center consults sport organizations on abuse-prevention techniques and policies including best practices and tools. More than 540,000 individuals have taken its trainings. For more information on the Center’s services visit www.safesport.org.

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About the U.S. Center for SafeSport
The Center is the first and only national organization of its kind, focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport while carrying out its mission of making athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education and accountability. As an independent non-profit headquartered in Denver, CO, the Center provides services to sport entities on abuse prevention techniques, policies and programs and provides a safe, professional and confidential place for individuals to report sexual abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. To learn more please visit www.safesport.org.

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“Do Vitamins and Supplements Really Work?” review by medical researcher and physician Dr. Paul Norwood

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Website of Paul Norwood MD Fresno California

Blog of Paul Norwood, doctor specializes in specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Blog of Paul Norwood, doctor specializes in specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Dr Paul Norwood of Fresno, California, giving presentation

Dr Paul Norwood of Fresno, California, giving presentation

Dr Paul Norwood in Fresno California

Dr Paul Norwood in Fresno California

We have seen many vitamin pills and supplements being sold over-the-counter. But do they really work? Read what physician and researcher Dr Paul Norwood thinks

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make sure that you and people around you are not taking vitamins without any reason. And as always, when in doubt, review such issues with your primary care physician who knows your medical history”

— Dr. Paul Norwood, Valley Endocrine clinic in Fresno, California

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Have you ever wondered why we need to take vitamins and supplements when our body can get them from the food we eat? And why do doctors prescribe them sometimes? Medical doctor and researcher Paul Norwood, MD has published an informational article on this subject. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Norwood at https://PaulNorwoodMD.blogspot.com/

The answer to the question at the outset … well, it depends. If people had a balanced diet by strictly following a nutrition plan, they would not need additional vitamins and supplements. On the other hand, if a person’s diet consists of beef burgers, greasy fries, and cheesy pizzas, the body will only receive a huge amount of simple carbs and fats which are not good for the body. The body will lack essential vitamins and nutrients required for healthy growth. Overtime, they may develop issues for which a doctor will prescribe vitamins and supplements.

In older people, the need for vitamins and minerals increases. They develop bone-related diseases such as osteoporosis. Their doctor will recommend them to take calcium supplements along with vitamin D which helps in the absorption of calcium into the bones. Care must be taken not to overdose. Taking more than the required amount will not quicken the recovery process. They must stick to the number of pills that the doctor has prescribed. Here are some of the major vitamins and supplements that people require for maintaining their health.

Vitamin D

We all know the fact that the sun is a major source of vitamin D. When exposed to sunlight, our bodies convert the ultraviolet radiations into vitamin D. So, most people do not require vitamin D supplements because their bodies make enough of it from the sun. This doesn’t mean that you damage your skin and get tanned by exposing your body in the sun. You only need to expose your skin for a small amount of time for your body to generate vitamin D. Moreover, the amount of skin exposed and the time of the day significantly affect the production of vitamin D.

So who needs vitamin D supplements? People who are bedridden and who wear clothing that does not expose their skin to the sun are the ones who require vitamin D pills. Moreover, newborn babies and children up till 4 years of age may need vitamin D supplements.

Folic Acid

Folic acid supplements are prescribed by doctors to pregnant women. This helps in protecting the baby from defects such as formation of gap in the spinal cord.

Vitamins A and C

Usually doctors prescribe this supplement to children who are in the growing age. Some children trouble their parents while eating. They do not accept new foods and dislike food on the basis of color, texture and shape. This leaves them unable to maintain a balanced diet. That’s why doctors prescribe these vitamins because they are essential for healthy body growth and development.

Iron Supplements

Iron is a major component of hemoglobin – a substance which gives blood its red color. It is present in the red blood cells. It transports oxygen from the lungs to all parts of your body. In case your body has a low level of iron, sufficient amount of oxygen does not reach all parts of your body and this makes you feel weak and dizzy. This condition is commonly known as anemia. Doctors prescribe iron supplements to anemic patients so that their iron levels return to normal.

Vitamins and supplements are required by people under special circumstances. Taking vitamin pills without any reason can result in overdose and can lead to problems. So, make sure that you and people around you are not taking vitamins and supplements without any reason. And as always, when in doubt, review such issues with your primary care physician who knows your medical history, counsels physician Paul Norwood.

About Dr. Paul Norwood

Physician Dr. Paul Norwood leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California. Valued by his community for his caring and kind personality as well as his skills as a physician, Dr. Paul Norwood is also respected nationwide for his expertise as an endocrinologist. Dr. Norwood founded Valley Endocrine clinic, which specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and Valley Research, which does clinical trials. Dr. Norwood has gained a reputation among physicians for his research, service to the community, and contributions. Dr. Norwood is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Global Health Perspectives. For almost 30 years, he has provided free medical services to the community on the faculty of the University of California at San Francisco.

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Video: Dr. Paul Norwood M.D. of Valley Research discusses treatments and medicine to treat conditions like diabetes, chronic migraines, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ueoj-gOs5M

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Everything You Need to Know About Palliative Care – new review article by physician and analyst Dr. William Lee Matzner

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Dr William Lee Matzner Simi Valley California

Has your doctor prescribed palliative care for you or one of your family members? The new information article by Dr William Matzner sheds light on this subject.

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Palliative care plays an important role in improving the quality of a patient’s life. It can help improve the symptoms and extend life.”

— Dr. William Matzner, California (Healthcare Analytics, LLC)

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A doctor prescribes palliative care to patients who are suffering from serious medical illnesses and need to be comforted. Usually, this process takes place only in hospitals where nurses, doctors, nutritionists, and other medical practitioners come together to help the patient overcome their illness or improve their symptoms. Apart from hospitals, there are specialized centers that offer palliative care services. If a patient feels more comfortable at home rather than hospitals or nursing centers, they can receive palliative care services at home as well.

Medical doctor and analyst William Matzner, MD has published an informational article on this subject. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Matzner at https://drwilliammatzner.blogspot.com

The common misconception that surrounds palliative care is that it is only intended for the elderly. That’s definitely not true. Doctors can prescribe it for a person of any age at any stage of a serious medical condition. It basically acts as a support system for the patient and helps them overcome mental and physical discomforts that they face during their disease. It focuses on treating depression, body pain, sleeping difficulties, anxiety, and other issues associated with serious illnesses.

Here are some of the major medical illnesses for which doctors usually prescribe palliative care. Read on to know how it helps in making patient’s lives comfortable and improve their symptoms.

Cancer

When we hear the word cancer, it doesn’t evoke any positive feelings. Usually, people associate cancer as a disease that ultimately leads to death. That doesn’t have to be the case with everyone. Some types of cancers create tumors in the body which do not spread to other parts of the body and can be treated with medicines. However, some types of cancers spread very quickly and do not respond to medications or chemotherapy.

For cancer patients to survive, they need to have a strong will-power and a very positive attitude. They need to think that they will beat cancer and go back to living their life normally. Palliative care helps patients develop this attitude. Professional nurses and care-takers talk to the patient and listen to everything they have to say. Moreover, they help them understand how the medication and chemotherapy will work and help them overcome the post-therapy consequences like hair loss and burnt skin. Palliative care also helps in relieving other issues associated with cancer such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and depression.

Heart Failure

The heart is a vital body organ because it pumps blood and supplies oxygen throughout your body. For this to happen, you must have a healthy heart. Certain lifestyle changes and food choices weaken your heart muscles overtime. This results in your heart unable to pump enough blood to your body – a condition known as heart failure.

Palliative care helps in relieving the distress that heart failure patients feel. Moreover, they provide physiotherapy which helps in reducing body pain and swelling. It helps the patients overcome the heart disease and live a normal, healthy life.

Kidney Diseases

Your kidney is responsible for filtering blood and removing extra water and waste products from it. In case your kidney stops doing this, you will face problems such as body swelling, abnormal urination, chest pain, and headaches. Your doctor will prescribe medicines as well as palliative care for you to overcome the kidney disease. Palliative care professionals will work closely with your kidney doctor to improve your symptoms by means of physical therapies. If the kidney disease is left untreated, it will lead to kidney failure that needs dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Palliative care plays an important role in improving the quality of patient’s lives. It can help improve their symptoms and make them live longer. If your doctor prescribes palliative care, make sure you get it done on time, suggests Doctor Matzner.

*** William Lee Matzner, MD., is a recognized expert in Healthcare and Neuro Economics. With a Ph.D. in Economics, MBA and Medical Doctor degree, Dr. William L. Matzner will provide you with expert analysis on health and wellness programming, populations health management, disease management, new program development, facility development, equipment acquisitions, and other healthcare programs, acquisitions and initiatives. For more information about cost effectiveness analysis and improved financial accountability for your organization, visit Dr. Matzner at http://healthcareanalytics.biz. Dr. Matzner is also available for speaking engagements, retreat presentations and topic specific addresses.

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Glen Lerner Sponsors Free 2019 Spring Sports Pre-Screening Event for Las Vegas Student-Athletes

Glen Lerner proudly sponsors Las Vegas Sportz Foundation’s Game Saver Program that gives student-athletes ages 10-18 a FREE spring PPE and heart screening.

Knowing that local student-athletes could be protected from heart risks because of LVSF’s free pre-screening program makes our sponsorship even more meaningful.”

— Glen Lerner, ESQ.

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys is proud to once again be giving back in support of Las Vegas Sportz Foundation’s (LVSF) Game Saver Program. Through the program local student-athletes ages 10 to 18 have the opportunity to get a FREE spring pre-participation physical evaluation and heart screening. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at The Space (3460 Cavaretta Ct., Las Vegas, NV 89103), located off Polaris Ave., just North of Harmon Ave. Online registrations can be made in advance to secure a specific time slot.

As these pre-participation physical exam (PPE) sports screenings are more advanced than standard physicals, physicians are able to detect general medical or physical problems in addition to any cardiac abnormalities in young athletes. Physicians are able to do this through the combined use of an electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram (ECHO), and a qualitative exam and review of personal and family history.

“Brian Bartolome of LV Sportz Foundation shared that since the launch of the Game Saver Program in 2013, over 450 local kids have been screened and over a dozen kids were found to have potential life-threatening heart abnormalities! Knowing there are even more local student-athletes who could also be protected from heart risks because of LVSF’s free pre-screening program makes our sponsorship even more meaningful,” said personal injury attorney Glen Lerner.

Visit lvsportz.com/screening for more details, or contact Brian Bartolome, LV Sportz Foundation (702-561-1267 or brian@lvsportz.com) for additional information.

More About Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys

For over two decades, Glen Lerner has been a powerhouse in personal injury claims. He and his team know how to put passion into every case they handle. Glen Lerner and his team of personal injury attorneys have become one of the largest personal injury firms in the country, with over 50 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees located in Nevada, California, Illinois, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico, and Tennessee.

Injured outside one of those states? We have an established network of attorneys across the country, ready to help. A personal injury attorney can make the difference between whether you receive a fair compensation for your suffering. Our team can handle social security claims, dangerous product lawsuits, and claims for injuries due to dangerous drugs. To find additional information, visit glenlerner.com, or also call 1-800-GET-GLEN.

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DRUG-FREE WORLD VOLUNTEERS FIGHT TO REDUCE THE 72,000 ANNUAL OVERDOSE DEATHS

Volunteers from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida chapter distribute Truth About Drugs booklets on Clearwater Beach.

People are dying everyday from this epidemic. It’s real. If we can save even just one life through education it makes all our efforts worth it.”

— Julieta Santagostino,President of the FDFW Fl Chapter

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) Florida Chapter volunteers distributed over 5,000 Truth About Drugs booklets in Pinellas County in the month of January to educate the community on the dangers of drugs. They went to parades, Clearwater Beach, and local markets in an effort to raise awareness and reduce the number of deadly overdoses annually.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates in 2017 there were nearly 200 drug overdose deaths a day in the US. That’s about 72,000 a year, which is more than the number of U.S. troops who died in the entire Vietnam War.

“It is so important to educate our community on the dangers of drugs,” said Julieta Santagostino the President of FDFW Florida Chapter. “People are dying everyday from this epidemic. It’s real. If we can save even just one life through education it makes all our efforts worth it.”

Per a study done by Colombia University, seven out of ten teenagers have been offered an illegal drug. And per the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teens whose parents talk to them about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs.

“A lot of parents don’t think it will ever be their child who will get addicted to drugs, however the reality is there is a 70% chance it could be their child and they can reduce their child becoming addicted if they educate them on the dangers of drugs,” said Julieta. “We highly encourage that parents get themselves educated and talk to their kids about it.”

In addition to spreading the informational materials on drugs, the Florida chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World offers free seminars every Wednesday at 7:00PM in their information center located at 41 N. Fort Harrison Ave in Clearwater which is open to anyone in the community so they can get properly informed. They also provide free drug education materials, including 14 different booklets and a documentary DVD “Real People Real Stories.”

Anyone who would like more information or get a copy of the Truth about Drugs information booklet can visit the Foundation for a Drug-Free World information center at 41 N. Fort Harrison Ave or contact them at 727-467-6962 or email info.fl@drugfreeworld.org

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World:

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a non-profit organization that educates youth and the community on the truth about drugs so they can make the right decision to live drug-free. The Church of Scientology is a sponsor of the program, making it possible for the Foundation to provide educational materials at no cost to educators, law enforcement and the community. Humanitarian and founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, said, “The single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.”

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PhlebotomyU Expands CPT1 Certification Class To Include Evening and Weekend Courses

Phlebotomy Weekend Courses

San Diego’s premier phlebotomy training program highlights expands its CPT1 certification course with weekday, evening and weekend courses available.

The booming phlebotomy job market is starting to attract attention in San Diego, leading to many new CPT1 students at PhlebotomyU.”

— Cinco Plumb

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — PhlebotomyU, one of the most established trade schools and training centers in San Diego for phlebotomy and healthcare education, is known for its accredited CPT1 course. The program starts at $2900 and includes 40 hours of didactic phlebotomy training, 40-60 hours of hands on classroom training, an on-site NCCT National Phlebotomy Certification Examination, and an externship with a clinic or hospital. Financial assistance is available in the form of discounts, promotions and payment plans.

The CPT1 full course is offered in three different time slots to accommodate students with time constrictions. The 5-week daytime weekday course takes place during the mornings (8 am-12 pm) from Monday-Friday and restarts every 5 weeks. The 9-week weekend course is offered every 3 months and takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am – 1 pm. The 5-week night course is also offered every 3 months and takes place Monday – Friday from 6 PM – 10 PM, pending there is a sufficient demand. Students can view Weekday and Weekend Phlebotomy Courses on offer by visiting the PhlebotomyU website.

The booming phlebotomy job market is starting to attract attention in San Diego, leading to many new CPT1 students at PhlebotomyU. The class is essential for people looking to get into the phlebotomy industry, as it is required in order to obtain a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 License in the state of california. PhlebotomyU’s CPT1 course covers many topics, including anatomy, physiology, blood and cell composition, blood sampling procedures, lab safety, and more.

About PhlebotomyU:
PhlebotomyU’s mission is to enhance students' careers, meet the needs of healthcare providers, and improve patient care by providing high quality, cost effective phlebotomy education through industry leading curriculum, current technology, and extensive hands-on experience. As one of the most established Phlebotomy schools in San Diego, we are approved to operate by the California Department of Public Health Laboratory Field Services (CDPH/LFS) and California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). We offer accelerated CPT1 classes throughout the year, with programs starting at the beginning of each month as well as weekend and evening classes. In addition to our training courses, we work with healthcare providers around San Diego for externship programs and job placements after graduation.
We are committed to providing students with the opportunity to start or advance a career in healthcare while also assisting employers to find high quality entry-level phlebotomists. Our goal is to drive the healthcare community forward through continual refinement of our course curriculum and improvement of the caliber of Phlebotomy students.

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The Church of Scientology Holds its first 2019 Downtown Block Party by Celebrating with Pre-Valentine’s Day Flair

The Church of Scientology Downtown Block Party Celebrating Valentines day was held on February 9th and had over 1,500 guests in attendance.

A petting zoo is one of the attractions families love about the Scientology-sponsored Block Party in Downtown Clearwater.

This is something that brings the community together while learning about solutions to help with societal issues such as drugs, bullying, human rights violations and morality issues to name a few.”

— Nicole Biancolini, Downtown Clearwater Block Party organizer

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization held its first Block Party of the year, with a family-friendly Valentine’s Day theme. The event took place at its usual location on Cleveland Street at Fort Harrison, and Watterson Avenue with non-profits and family activities throughout both streets. 1,500 guests were in attendance.

“The Downtown Block Parties began as an anniversary celebration for the Scientology Information Center and the humanitarian programs sponsored by the Church,” said Nicole Biancolini, event organizer. “This is something that brings the community together while learning about solutions to help with societal issues such as drugs, bullying, human rights violations and morality issues to name a few.”

Guests were greeted and provided a map of all the activities, their Raffle Card and complimentary food tickets. Guests visiting the Scientology Information Center, Humanitarian offices, and Clearwater Community Volunteer Center to find out about each of them received raffle tickets to enter the traditional Downtown Party Raffle.

The Church’s in-house band, the Flag Band, performed the entire night, wowing attendees with live music that was enjoyed by all. Families appreciated the complimentary food and all of the different activities which included a kiddie train, petting zoo, pony rides, a caricature artist, a balloon artist, carnival games and a bouncy house.

The evening wrapped up with the prize drawing. Prices were donated by local Downtown merchants and the Church of Scientology, who provided the grand prize – a $500 Visa gift card.

In addition to visiting the Church-sponsored humanitarian Centers on Fort Harrison Avenue, attendees were able to visit the 15 participating community non-profit organizations that had booths at the event. These organizations included: Boy Scouts of America, Ebony Awakening, Feed Our Children Ministries, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Global Community Tennis, Husky Haven, Narconon Suncoast, Applied Scholastics Community Learning Center, Owls Nest Sanctuary and Pinellas County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association.

One attendee remarked, “Thank you so much for inviting my friend and I today. I came from Georgia and I was only in town for a seminar. I honestly wasn’t expecting a whole party for the city! This is amazing! The singer for the band was absolutely amazing too! I’m going to make sure to stop by the next time that I’m in town.”

For more information about future community events, please contact Amber Skjelset at 727-467-6966 or amber@cos.flag.org.

About the Church of Scientology:

The Scientology religious philosophy was founded by L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, in 167 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this.

For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU.

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American Fidelity Named One of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine & Great Place to Work

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American Fidelity Colleagues Collaborating

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Colleagues and Family Volunteer at Food Drive

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, US, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — American Fidelity has once again been named one of the 100 “Best Companies to Work For” as recognized by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. At No. 55, American Fidelity is the highest ranked Oklahoma City-based company on the 2019 list and this is the 13th time that American Fidelity has been awarded this honor.

“To be a different opinion to our Customers, we first have to be a different opinion to our Colleagues. We’re dedicated to being a great place to work for all and to creating an environment where our Colleagues have a career they enjoy and are passionate about our mission to serve our Customers,” said American Fidelity President Jeanette Rice. “Our Colleagues are then able to provide outstanding Customer service and are empowered to do what is best for our Customers.”

American Fidelity currently has 70 positions open, primarily at the Company’s headquarters in OKC. Many of these positions are in the IT, finance, Customer service and claims areas. Positions outside of OKC include sales positions around the U.S. and claims support internships in Boston. Learn more about careers at American Fidelity.

A few of the highlights from the results are the transparency and accessibility of senior leaders; the on-site amenities such as a 10,000 square-foot fitness center, a bank and ATM, a medical clinic, discounted movie ticket and theme park passes for purchase, massages and a grill with subsidized healthy options; and 20 hours of paid volunteer time. In addition, 89 percent of Colleagues work a flexible schedule and 86 percent work from home at least 20 percent of the time.

The list is based on survey responses from more than 4.3 million employees rating their workplace culture on 60-plus elements of the workplace. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation. Great Place to Work research shows that list winners keep outperforming the stock market, beating industry rivals when it comes to talent retention and demonstrating higher levels of productivity than peers.

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About American Fidelity
American Fidelity Assurance Company is a supplemental benefits provider serving more than 1 million Customers across 49 states with a focus on offering a different opinion for Customers in the education, public sector, auto retail and healthcare industries. More information can be found at americanfidelity.com.

American Fidelity has earned an “A+” (Superior) from the A.M. Best Company since 1982. One of the nation’s leading insurance company rating services, A.M. Best conducts a strict review process for financial stability every year.

The Company was also selected for several other lists by Fortune, including: Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces in Finance and Insurance, Best Companies for Giving Back, Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces for Diversity and the Human Capital 30: Companies that Put Employees Front and Center.

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Clearwater Community Volunteers Center Hosts the Funniest Contest in Town

The Talk of the Town Toastmasters Club is having their Humorous Speech Contest in the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center on February 23.

Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of success are proportionately increased.”

— Ralph C. Smedley, Toastmasters Founder

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On February 23, members of the Talk of the Town Toastmasters Club of Downtown Clearwater will gather for their annual “Humorous Speech Contest” in the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center, sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization. The Toastmasters compete for the best humorous speech to advance in a tiered tournament along the club, area, divisional, and district levels.

The contest follows the rules laid out by the Toastmasters International: contestants choose the topic and must create their own 5-7 minute speech. They hold this contest to promote public speaking skills and self confidence in participants to help them succeed in life and the workplace.

“Toastmasters provides a gradient approach to teaching public speaking,” said Toastmasters Founder Ralph C. Smedley. “Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of success are proportionately increased.”

The Toastmasters is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1924, that helps individuals develop skills in communication and leadership through thousands of clubs worldwide.

“Humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, ‘A man is as alive as he can communicate.’ The Toastmasters seek to improve a persons life with those improved communication skills that he learns at their clubs,” said Ms. Clemence Chevrot, Director of the CCV Center.

To learn more about the Talk of the Town Toastmasters Club or to watch the contest, please contact Jim at dtm.jim.ellis@hotmail.com.

For more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the “Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt” in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s article, “Love and Help Children” in his book The Way to Happiness. CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home Network.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Teenagers at Risk on Social Media, Seminar Explains Why

United for Human Rights of Florida regularly hosts seminars and events to raise awareness of basic human rights. The Forum on Women’s Rights will take place on Saturday August 11th at this downtown Clearwater center

Human trafficking is a very real problem in today’s society. Anyone using the internet needs to know the signs of a predator – it could happen to anyone.”

— Cristian Vargas, Executive Director UHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On February 16, Veterans for Child Rescue is holding a seminar on how to talk to kids about online predators in the United for Human Rights (UHR) Center in Downtown Clearwater. United for Human Rights is a non-governmental, non-profit organization sponsored by the Church of Scientology internationally.

With social media being a prominent communication platform for teenagers, predators have been using it to lure unsuspecting victims into human trafficking. Between Twitter, Tinder, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more, Veterans for Child Rescue has seen increasing numbers of teenagers falling victim.

“Human trafficking is a very real problem in today’s society,” said Mr. Cristian Vargas, Executive Director for United for Human Rights Florida. “Anyone using the internet needs to know the signs of a predator – it could happen to anyone.”

Veterans for Child Rescue arms not only parents and families but entire communities with information on domestic minor sex trafficking, and the prevalence of online predators stalking children.

The seminar is from 1:30-3:00pm in the United for Human Rights Center at 29 North Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33755. There is no cost to attend.

For more information on United for Human Rights or to attend the seminar, call Sanna at 727-467-6960 or email sanna@humanrights.com.

United for Human Rights:

United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international non-profit, non-religious educational program based off of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and inspired by the words of Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, “Human Rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.” UHR’s purpose is to teach youth their human rights in order to create valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
+1 727-467-6860
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire