Taming Creatures of Habit

7 Creatures of Habit

A New Way to Understand and Influence Creative Decisions and Behaviours in Ourselves and Others

The Creatures provide lenses through which to unpick the existing associations and challenge ourselves to think wider and deeper. It’s remarkable what we can achieve once our minds are released!”

— Simon Jack

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 9, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The world is moving faster, competition is becoming fiercer, customers are becoming more demanding. We’ve heard it all before but for most of us, this just makes us feel uneasy as we face up to more difficult and changeable situations with a growing sense of uncertainty.

We’ve reached a point where every company says they need to be more innovative. Every person is told they need to work in more creative ways. But who really knows what this means?

For some, the answer is to play ostrich and hope things just work out. For others it’s all out battle stations. But most people are not sure what impact they can make, even though the intent is there.

The answer, or at least a good part of it, lies with our habits.

Our habits are created out of the behaviours and actions we carry out repeatedly. When we think of habits, our minds race to actions such as nail biting, smoking or overeating. But we may not realise the grip thinking habits have over our minds. In reality, when faced with a new challenge, we tend to fall back into thinking in the comfortable ways that we know best.

However, once habits and behaviours that can limit change and progress are realised, all sorts of creative possibilities open up. That’s exactly what the brand ‘Creatures of Habit’ sets out to do.

There are actually seven Creatures of Habit. Each provides a lens through which to understand thinking patterns and resulting behaviours that can obstruct creative ideas, change and progress. They are designed to help people generate more, varied ideas, make better decisions and work more collaboratively together.

Here’s a quick introduction to each Creature…

Your brain’s task automator. Routine loves efficiency and hates wasting brainpower. Its job is the automation of the repetitive. It’s there for you when you need to quickly recall everyday actions and behaviours without wasting mental effort.

Your brain’s inbuilt resistance to change. Protection loves to keep the status quo. When a certain way of doing things becomes established, any attempt to change it can result in conflict and wasted energy. It’s the job of Protection to ensure minimal disruption.

The express lane of your brain. Obvious likes to find an answer quickly then move on. Obvious developed to be able to quickly spot what was needed and to get it implemented. It is always after the swift gratification of a workable idea and doesn’t like to exercise its thinking muscles unnecessarily.

The eternal critic. Judgement will try to make sure you never look foolish or make mistakes. Judgement is fanatical about always making the right decisions. It is concerned about losing time and resources and subsequently takes a no-nonsense line. Its job is to weed out the wrong answers and bad ideas before they cause disruption or damage.

Your brain’s way of sticking with the herd to ensure you are doing what is socially acceptable. Follower is a social conformist. It protects you from doing anything too embarrassing or unsafe. It makes a judgement on what others are doing around you so as to maintain a social barometer on what are the most acceptable actions.

Obedience ensures you conform to the rules so you don’t experience any unknown consequences. Obedience’s duty is to serve and obey. It recognises there needs to be a certain amount or order and conformity to prevent the onset of chaos. As such, it will do its utmost to uphold the rules- even the unwritten ones.

Your irrational fear and doubt that erodes your confidence and prevents you from reaching your potential. Gremlin is responsible for sucking up your confidence, stripping your courage and stealing your belief. It’s a bit of a hypochondriac; it plans for the worst and escalates the potential things that can go wrong, no matter how irrational.

How do people know which Creatures of Habit influence them the most? The Creatures of Habit quiz has been developed to help people better understand how their own mind works and what determines their creative behaviours. It enables people to understand their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to creative thinking habits and subsequently, how to overcome their limitations to become a more effective thinker than ever before.

Creatures of Habit founder (and lead tamer) Simon Jack is a creative scientist who has identified the 7 habitual thinking patterns having been a student of people’s creative mindset and behaviours for over 10 years. From a scientific viewpoint, Simon explains, “Realisation is the key to positive change. We tend to make decisions by what comes to mind most easily and how they fit our existing understanding. These in-built associations are notoriously hard to budge. The Creatures of Habit provide different lenses through which to unpick the existing associations and challenge ourselves to think wider and deeper. It’s remarkable what we can achieve once our minds are released!”

The Creatures are also commonly found at creative workshops, conferences and events throughout the UK, helping people in industries ranging from technology companies to creative agencies and even unemployed youths.

Discover the Creatures of Habit and take the test at http://www.creaturesofhabit.me/

Simon Jack
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Alternative Credentials 2017 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 31.80% and Forecast to 2021

The analysts forecast the global alternative credentials market for higher education to grow at a CAGR of 31.80% during the period 2017-2021.

PUNE, INDIA, August 9, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Global Alternative Credentials Market


Alternative credentials are referred to as learning outcomes, skills, and competencies that can be received from non-degree activities and assessments that cater to the specific workforce needs. There has been an increase in the ICT investment along with the rise in awareness on the benefits of implementing the advanced mode of education among instructors. Thus, there will be a rise in adoption of technologically advanced methodologies in the education system. Educational institutions, primarily in the higher education segment, are actively devising ways to incorporate advanced learning strategies, such as project-based learning, problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and experiential learning.

Covered in this report 
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global alternative credentials market for higher education for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated by providers of alternative credentials to students in the higher education segment.

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The market is divided into the following segments based on geography: 
• Europe 
• North America 

The Global Alternative Credentials Market for Higher Education 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors 
• Capella Education 
• Coursera 
• Credly 
• Pearson

Other prominent vendors 
• BadgeCraft 
• Forallsystems 
• Knowledgestreem 
• Makewaves

Market driver 
• Rising acceptance of digital badges 
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Market challenge 
• Threat from traditional degree program providers 
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market trend 
• Growing adoption of lifelong learning 
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key questions answered in this report 
• What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? 
• What are the key market trends? 
• What is driving this market? 
• What are the challenges to market growth? 
• Who are the key vendors in this market space?

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Table of Contents -Major Key Points

PART 01: Executive summary 

PART 02: Scope of the report 

PART 03: Research methodology 

PART 04: Introduction 

PART 05: Market landscape 

PART 06: Market segmentation by product 
• Global alternative credentials market for higher education by product 
• Global non-credit training courses for higher education 
• Global non-credit certificate programs for higher education 
• Global digital badges for higher education 
• Global alternative credentials market for higher education by CBE 
• Global alternative credentials market for higher education by bootcamps 

PART 07: Geographical segmentation 

PART 08: Decision framework 

PART 09: Drivers and challenges 

PART 10: Market trends 
• Growing adoption of lifelong learning 
• Rise in non-traditional offerings 
• Emergence of online portfolio sites 
• Rise in branding activities 

PART 11: Vendor landscape 

PART 12: Key vendor analysis 

PART 13: Other prominent vendors 
• BadgeCraft 
• Forallsystems 
• Knowledgestreem 
• Makewaves 


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IoT in Europe Market sector overview 2017- By Growth Drivers, Latest Developments, and Future Inhibitors 2017

IoT in Europe

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, August 9, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —


WiseGuyReports published new report, titled “IoT in Europe: Market opportunities and main applications ”.

"IoT in Europe: Market opportunities and main applications", a new Telecom Insider Report by offers a thorough study of the size of the IoT market and different strategies of telecom operators in the European region. The report analyses the strategies pertaining to IoT verticals.
The high penetration of smartphones has favored the mass usage of IoT-related applications and has appeared as an essential IoT device for the IoT ecosystem. The storage capacity provided by cloud computing and the analytics stemming from big data have also foster growth of IoT. Europe will boast the most IoT connections worldwide in 2017, followed by the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Africa and Middle East, and will remain leader through 2020. expects total IoT connections to reach 3.1 million in 2020 supported by businesses’ needs to optimize resources, enhance customer experience and generate new revenue streams. Cellular M2M connections are gaining traction among total SIM cards in Europe, representing 7% of the market in 2017. In terms of IoT applications in Europe, forecasts the share of smart metering in total connections to decline to 28% in 2020, from 52% in 2017, as industrial and finance applications boom. European telcos have invested different IoT applications with telematics, fleet management, smart cities and smart home being four specific example illustrated in this report.

The report consists of the following sections –

– Introduction: This section briefly examines the definition of IoT and M2M and offers a snapshot of the different IoT standards.
– Key Drivers: This section highlights the three main drivers behind the proliferation of IoT connections, namely the high take-up of smartphones, cloud computing and bidg data analytics (BDA).
– Market sizing: This section provides an estimate and forecast through 2020 of total IoT connections worldwide and in Europe. It also take a dive into the size of IoT in Europe by connectivity, vertical and applications
– Case studies: We continue with a review of the IoT applications that leading telecom companies – Vodafone Germany, Orange France, Telefónica Spain and O2 UK – have been following to increase presence in the IoT environment.
– Key findings and recommendations: We conclude the report with a summary of key findings and a set of recommendations for telecom operators and network vendors to grasp full opportunities on the IoT market.

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– IoT connections have been growing at a fast pace triggered by smartphone growth, cloud computing and big data analytics. Europe makes up over a third of all IoT connections compared to other regions
– Total IoT connections to increase 1.4x between 2017 and 2020 to 4.8bn connections, at a CAGR of 34%.
– Cellular M2M, though growing in number, to decrease in total IoT connections through 2020 and the market share of telcos deploying other kinds of connectivity (e.g., fixed, satellite, LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT, etc.) will increase
– European operators have majorly invested in fleet management and telematics with smart homes gaining momentum and Spain paving the way for smart cities.

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– The case studies focus on current strategies pertaining to IoT technology used and application targeted for four telcos in the region. The analysis can be beneficial to local competitors or prospective market entrants.
– By understanding of the opportunities stemming from IoT, telcos can strengthen their market positioning and competitiveness.
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Table of Contents

Table of contents 3
List of exhibits 4
Executive Summary 5
Introduction: Definitions and standards 6
Defining the IoT and M2M
IoT standards
Main challenges
Section 1: Main opportunities and challenges 10
Smartphones growth
Cloud computing
Big data analytics
Section 2: Market sizing 14
IoT Connections – International Benchmark
IoT by connectivity – Europe
M2M in total SIM cards – Europe
IoT by applications – Europe
IoT by vertical – Europe
Section 3: Case Studies 20
Vodafone Germany – Telematics


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Providence Health & Services Deploys InjureFree Platform To Improve Youth Sports Injury Care Within The TVYFL

After vetting InjureFree's ability to improve communication, the regional health system is expanding the use of the injury reporting technology regionally.

Partnering with InjureFree last season was step one of allowing us to compile this data in a way that it could be properly analyzed and allow for impactful changes to be implemented.”

— Robert Merwin, TVYFL Commissioner

PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, August 8, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Following a successful pilot this fall in the Portland metro area, Providence Health & Services is deploying the InjureFree injury reporting platform throughout the Tualatin Youth Football League (TVYFL). The aim of the partnership is to extend the clinical oversight offered by Certified Athletic Trainers to the local youth sports community.

“Providence is committed to creating healthier communities. Supporting youth sports programs so that athletes get the right care, at the right time, helps foster improved safety and outcomes following injury.” – Eric Marchek, PT, Providence Health & Services.

InjureFree is a mobile platform used by the TVYFL coaches to document injury incidents as they occur in practice and games. When a report is entered, the health system’s athletic trainers will receive an alert in real-time and they will follow up by connecting with the athlete and their family to triage and coordinate follow-up care to help the athlete get appropriate, timely medical attention.

Robert Merwin, Commissioner of the TVYFL, had this to say, “The Tualatin Valley Youth Football League is one of the biggest private youth football leagues in the country. It is run almost exclusively by over 1,000 volunteers who try to create a positive experience for over 5,000 student athletes, from Portland to Salem and Gresham to St. Helens. As a group, we have recognized the importance of recording injuries in our league. Having this information allows us to review the cause and, from there, implement changes to our sport aimed at minimizing these injuries. Partnering with InjureFree last season was step one of allowing us to compile this data in a way that it could be properly analyzed and allow for impactful changes to be implemented.”

He continued, “The addition of Providence, and the expertise their team brings, will complete the package. They provide better training for our coaches, better medical support for our athletes, affordable options for parents, and better analytics for the league to continue to drive change toward a safer version of the great sport of football. We are doing what few in this country even talk about, and we are extremely excited about what is to come”

InjureFree CEO Charlie Wund commented, “Youth sports organizations are increasingly struggling with injury management and state educational mandates, especially concussions. Health systems are looking for ways to enhance services within their surrounding communities. InjureFree bridges that gap and creates a connected care ecosystem that results in heightened oversight and improved injury management. We’re honored to engage with Providence and the TVYFL on such an exciting project.”


Charlie Wund, InjureFree, charlie.wund@injurefree.com, 866-591-2747 x801

Eric Marchek, PT, Providence Sports Medicine, eric.marchek@providence.org, 503-962-1922

Bob Merwin, Commissioner Tualatin Valley Youth Football League, TVYFL2014@gmail.com, 503-710-1623

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About InjureFree
InjureFree is a web-based injury documentation and education platform for schools and youth sports organizations. InjureFree provides an all-in-one solution that keeps organizations in compliance with state laws, reduces paperwork, and provides a communication platform during recovery, including return to play documentation. InjureFree is a product of the Agency for Student Health Research. After a four-year development project, the HIPAA and FERPA compliant software and mobile platform is now collecting injury reports across the world. Visit InjureFree.com, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or email us at info@injurefree.com for more information on how InjureFree can help your community.

About Providence Health & Services/Oregon
Providence Health & Services in Oregon offers a comprehensive array of health and education services through its eight hospitals, medical clinics, health plans, long-term care facilities and home health services. With more than 20,000 employees, Providence is the state’s largest private employer. Visit www.providence.org/oregon.

The Tualatin Valley football league is a tackle based football program for 3rd through 8th grade youth in the Tualatin Valley and Portland metropolitan area in Oregon. With 42 football associations, the program now boasts over 5,000 players and 1,000+ volunteer coaches.

The TVYFL is a non-profit football club, whose goal is to provide safe and enjoyable athletic competition. Good sportsmanship, fun developing student athletes and individual growth are our main goals.

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Farmer’s Pantry Announces Alliance with National FFA Organization To Support Future Farmers, Farms and Agriculture

Scholarships, grants and other programs to be funded for students interested in agriculture

WESTBURY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 8, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Farmer’s Pantry, the proudly American substantial snack company, announces their official sponsorship of the National FFA Organization in supporting students interested in pursuing a future in agriculture. All ingredients in Farmer’s Pantry snacks are American grown, and made from beloved products you would find in a farmer’s pantry. The announcement underscores the company’s commitment to the future of farmers, farms and agriculture.

FFA is an intra-curricular student organization for youth interested in agriculture, whose mission is to promote premiere leadership, personal growth and career success, while growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.

"We at Farmer’s Pantry want to support the future of farmers, farms and agriculture. Our products would not exist without American Farms since our ingredients are sourced and grown on American Farms. Our products support American farms and our commitment to FFA will make a difference in the future of agriculture,” says Josh Chaitovsky, Founder and CEO of Farmer’s Pantry.

The commitment will support the FFA Agriscience Fair which recognizes student researchers studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and emerging technologies in agriculture enterprises, https://www.FFAorg/participate/awards/agriscience-fair. Additionally Farmer’s Pantry will be an official sponsor at the National FFA Convention & Expo where FFA members from all corners of the nation converge in one place to celebrate their accomplishments and find inspiration for their future. The event features motivational keynote speakers, energetic concerts, fulfilling workshops and a sweeping Expo floor bustling with agriculture education and industry opportunities. The 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo will be Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis, Ind., https://www.FFA.org/events/conventionandexpo.

Farmer’s Pantry will also elevate the FFA organization’s awareness via social media, website and press relations.

“Building a relationship with Farmer’s Pantry is very important to the National FFA,” said Molly Ball, National FFA Foundation president. “We are honored that a quality brand like Farmer’s Pantry not only grows it’s ingredients on American Farms, but that their contributions will support the National FFA achieve our vision of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.”

About Farmer’s Pantry
Farmer’s Pantry the proudly American Substantial snack company offers hearty, wholesome and crunchy snacks that are made with ingredients grown on American farms: authentic, identifiable ingredients you can recognize as some of the most beloved food staples found in a farmer’s pantry. The product line includes Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps made from one of America’s most beloved food staples and Farmer’s Pantry Meal Snacks, a first in offering meat and veggies/sides in one innovative dual pouch package.
Farmer’s Pantry understands that America is always hungry. Hungry for better. Hungry for success. Hungry to help our fellow citizens. And literally – hungry! Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps and Farmer’s Pantry Meal Snacks were created to literally “Feed That Hunger” – using only the best ingredients grown on American Farms and made with traditional American recipes.

Visit www.farmerspantry.farm for more information.
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 649,355 student members as part of 7,859 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.

About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.

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Insurtech is Transforming the Traditionally Rigid Insurance Space in Response to Modern Consumer Needs



New market study launched by ASDReports.com

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, August 8, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the company’s latest report, now available on ASDReports, insurtech provides a means of accommodating the modern consumer, and challenges incumbents to embrace the unfamiliarity of new technologies. Insurtech start-ups are looking to provide consumers with quicker and easier access to insurance cover, as well as granting more autonomy when it comes to insurance dealings.

Thomas McCourtie, Financial Analyst, explains: The industry is looking to fall in line with other areas of commerce by providing consumers with quicker and more efficient services. Insurtech acts as the facilitator in developing new propositions which enable customers to obtain cover without the need to contact an advisor, and can be arranged remotely on a mobile device.

“Good examples of this include the many online or app-based peer-to-peer platforms emerging from this space, which encourage users to group together and collectively share risk, often without the services of an underwriter.”

Financial services have been a particular advocate of new consumer technology, with many established providers, including those in retail banking, consumer payments, and even wealth management, introducing new services and platforms to help customers engage with their brands. Insurers have lagged behind these markets in the tech revolution but are now looking to follow suit.

Despite the obvious benefits of consumer tech, some within the insurance space are hesitant when it comes to the launch of new propositions. Many are unsure of the impact on service or whether significant changes to backroom operations would be required. There are also those who, understandably, view insurtech as a threat rather than an opportunity, as insurers may not be willing to embrace new technologies.

McCourtie concludes: “It is important that these providers welcome change, and are willing to consider introducing new technologies. Partnering with the groups developing these propositions may prove strategically canny as the agreement would be mutually beneficial.
“Incumbents need start-ups for their technical prowess and start-ups need access to the wide customer bases commanded by the established providers. Failing to do so could result in an increase in competition, with insurtech proving a serious stand-alone competitor.”

More reports on Research & Development can be found on ASDReports. Find more Business Services reports on ASDReports as well.

Stefan Koopman
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Crowd2Map Tanzania project to break record for OpenStreetMap 13th anniversary

Mapping to fight FGM in Tanzania

Girls at the FGM Safe House in Mugumu

3 Girls at the FGM Safe House in Mugumu

The Crowd2Map Tanzania crowdsourced mapping project is organizing the largest worldwide mapping party, commemorating 13 years of OpenStreetMap.

Having better maps helped save 2257 girls from being cut during the last FGM cutting season”

— Rhobi Samwelly

LONDON, HACKNEY (GB-HCK), UNITED KINGDOM, August 8, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Crowd2Map Tanzania crowdsourced mapping project is organizing what they hope will be the largest worldwide mapping party to date, commemorating 13 years of OpenStreetMap. The event will begin on 13th August, 12:00 BST and will last for 24 hours.

The “mapathon” is open to everyone – teams and individuals are welcome to join the mapping effort online or hold a local event at any time on the day. Any point added into OpenStreetMap in Tanzania with the tag #crowd2map in the 24 hour period will count towards the record-breaking goal.

Crowd2Map Tanzania is a grassroots project set in partnership between Tanzania Development Trust, Human Computation Institute and supporting organizations. Since the beginning of the project in late 2015, its volunteer base grew to over 2000 mappers across the world, as well as locally in Tanzania. The project has put over 1.5 million buildings and over 105 000 km of roads on the map in rural Tanzania via OpenStreetMap.

One of the main goals of the project is to map regions where female genital mutilation (FGM) is prevalent, thus supporting efforts to eradicate this practice. Having better maps helped prevent 2257 girls from being cut during the last cutting season in Tanzania. During the event, the participants will be invited to further contribute to this goal by mapping any of these tasks: http://bit.ly/MapTanzania on OpenStreetMap.

To break the biggest mapathon record, the Crowd2Map Tanzania project team is hoping to involve at least 1500 people from over 30 countries in the mapping effort during the 24 hours of the event. Full instructions are here http://bit.ly/MapBuildings

The only requirements for participating is having access to a computer with internet access.
You can also register here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crowd2map-hosts-the-biggest-online-mapathon-ever-to-get-rural-tanzania-onto-openstreetmap-and-help-tickets-36751714367

Janet Chapman
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Tanzania Development Trust

How better maps are helping prevent FGM in Tanzania

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Kentucky Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an MD or a Healthcare Manager in Kentucky to Call About Rewards If They Have Proof Their Employer Is Substantially Overbilling Medicare

If you are a healthcare worker anywhere in Kentucky and you have proof a healthcare provider is overbilling Medicare for unwarranted medical procedures or medical treatments please call us anytime”

— Kentucky Corporate Whistleblower Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, August 8, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Kentucky Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “We are urging a medical doctor or healthcare manager in Kentucky to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for a discussion about how the federal whistleblower reward program works-for people who have proof of multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud or overbilling. We think a physician or healthcare professional with proof a Kentucky based healthcare provider is involved in a million-dollar scheme to overbill Medicare should at least inquire about the potential value of their information." http://Kentucky.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

The types of medical doctors or healthcare workers in Kentucky the Kentucky Corporate Whistleblower would like to hear from about federal whistleblower rewards include:

* A ER doctor who can prove their Kentucky based hospital/employer is routinely and intentionally admitting Medicare patients for medically unnecessary tests or procedures.
* An employee at a Kentucky based skilled nursing facility or nursing home that is intentionally overbilling Medicare for unnecessary medical procedures or for medical procedures that never took place. The facility could be based in Lexington, Meads, Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Covington or anywhere in Kentucky

* A Kentucky based cardiology group that is performing high volume unnecessary cardiac procedures on Medicare recipients.
* A Kentucky based hospice provider that is signing up Medicare patients for hospice-even though the patients do not qualify for hospice-because they are not dying.

The Center says, “If you are a medical doctor or a healthcare worker anywhere in Kentucky and you have proof a healthcare provider is overbilling Medicare every day for unwarranted medical procedures or medical treatments please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 and allow us to try to figure out what your potential whistleblower reward might be worth. The wrongdoing must involve at least a million dollars for a whistleblower to get properly compensated. Why sit on a winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it might be worth?" http://Kentucky.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Kentucky Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. The Kentucky Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake. Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward. Do not try to force a company/employer or individual to come clean about significant Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multi-million dollar state or federal tax evasion, or a Kentucky based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.”

Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing in Kentucky can contact the Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://Kentucky.CorporateWhistleBlower.Com

Thomas Martin
Kentucky Corporate Whistleblower Center
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Sheriff Roberson Going Over the Edge for Shannon

Chatham County Sheriff Mike Roberson and Shannon – Courtesy Special Olympics North Carolina

Going Over the Edge of Wells Fargo Capitol Center in Raleigh, NC – Courtesy of SONC

30-story Wells Fargo Capitol Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

Rappel Raleigh's 30-story Wells Fargo Capitol Center for Special Olympics North Carolina on Sept 30, 2017

Shannon has taught me a lot of leadership lessons in life thinking about how much better the world would be if all of us were more like Shannon”

— Sheriff Mike Roberson

RALEIGH, NC, USA, August 8, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Shannon is a friend of mine I grew up with in high school,” said Chatham County Sheriff Mike Roberson. “He has an intellectual disability and has meant a lot to me going through life.

“Shannon always has time for you. He always has an arm to hug you. He laughs at your bad jokes and likes the simple things. Shannon has taught me a lot of leadership lessons in life thinking about how much better the world would be if all of us were more like Shannon.

“I’m going Over the Edge in Raleigh for Shannon and people like Shannon. Once you see the enthusiasm they have in their hearts and the abilities they have, you can’t help but want to help them.”

Sheriff Roberson will step Over the Edge and rappel Raleigh’s 30-story Wells Fargo Capitol Center on Sat., Sept. 30, 2017. Up to 200 thrill-seekers have the opportunity to participate in this 8th annual event, a key fund-raiser for Special Olympics North Carolina. Registration is now open with prime-time slots selected by the quickest fundraisers. www.overtheedgenc.com

“I’ve rappelled about 50 to 75 feet before, but never a 30-story building. I don’t think it’s for the faint at heart,” said Sheriff Roberson. “If you don’t want sign up and do it, you can go online and support an individual or team, or even become a volunteer for Special Olympics.”

Sheriff Roberson is one of the thousands of law enforcement officers in North Carolina actively raising critical funds for Special Olympics programs including The Summer Games, The Fall Tournament, Polar Plunge, Truck Convoy for Special Olympics, The Plane Pull, Torch Run, and Over the Edge.

“I think if you’re service oriented or you have a servant’s heart, you want to help people,” said Sheriff Roberson. “I think that’s the reason most of them [law enforcement] get into Special Olympics, because of their heart.”

Roberson, appointed Sheriff in Chatham County in 2016, wants to get high school students involved in Special Olympics. “You build support and create positive peer pressure, then bullying will be pushed aside,” said Roberson.

“Special Olympics is a looking glass, an example to everyone around the world of how people with intellectual disabilities can and should be included in all aspects of their communities,” said Keith Fishburne, President and CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics and organized the first International Games in Chicago in 1968. Six athletes from North Carolina were among the participants. Special Olympics will return to Chicago and celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2018.

Special Olympics North Carolina provides year-round sports training and competition for nearly 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes train and compete on local and state levels in 19 sports, providing motivation, building self-esteem, and creating opportunities for success.

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National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Resolves to Address Homeless Youth and Families

The NCJFCJ recognizes that juvenile court judges have a leadership role in their communities to care for and protect youth within their jurisdictions.

Our resolution demonstrates NCJFCJ’s leadership by providing juvenile and family court judges with concrete steps to improve outcomes for youth and families who lack stable housing.”

— Judge Anthony (Tony) Capizzi

RENO, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, August 7, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recently passed a resolution at its 80th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. addressing the needs and issues of homeless youth and families in juvenile and family courts.

The NCJFCJ recognizes that juvenile court judges have a responsibility and leadership role in their communities to care for and protect youth within their jurisdictions. This includes safe and stable housing, connecting youth to services that include case management, alternative housing, substance abuse and mental health services, life skills and counseling and family reunification, where possible and appropriate, to improve their outcomes.

There are an estimated 200,000 homeless families with children in 2016 in the U.S., of which 35,000 were unaccompanied youth younger than 24. Some estimates indicate 380,000 youth younger than 18 experienced a period of homelessness of 1 week or more during the year, and nearly 90,000 students in public schools are homeless. Victims of domestic violence and their children are at risk of becoming homeless due to isolation from support networks and financial resources by their abuser. More than 40,000 victims of domestic violence seek emergency shelter in a given day.

“This is one of those cross-cutting issues that present many challenges,” said Melissa Sickmund, Ph.D., director, NCJFCJ's National Center on Juvenile Justice. “Homelessness touches children and families involved with the child welfare system and youth in the juvenile justice system. There is heightened need for LGBTQ youth and youth who are trafficked or who run away. We need to examine our policies and practices and make sure, first, that we do no harm. Then we need to work together with determination to better serve youth experiencing homelessness, families experiencing homelessness, and those with unstable housing that puts them in jeopardy of homelessness.”

In a study of homeless youth, 44 percent said they had a stay in jail, prison or a detention center. Seventy-eight percent said they had at least one interaction with police, and 62 percent said they had been arrested. Approximately 50 percent said they had been in foster care, and experienced homelessness for longer periods of time than youth not in foster care. Homeless youth are also disproportionately African-American, Hispanic, or LGBTQ.

“Far too many of these young people will come into contact with the justice system as a result of their lack of safe and stable housing,” said Naomi Smoot, Esq., executive director, Coalition For Juvenile Justice. “We are thrilled to have the NCJFCJ join us in our efforts to ensure that young people are not criminalized for experiencing homelessness, and similarly that they do not experience homelessness as a result of contact with the justice system.”

“Juvenile court judges have a unique opportunity to help prevent or shorten youth homelessness,” said Casey Trupin, program officer of youth homelessness, Raikes Foundation. “Too many young people exit child welfare and juvenile detention onto the streets. What happens in the legal system often makes the difference between whether their next stop after the courtroom is a home, a shelter or under a bridge. What judges do, inside and outside of their courtroom, can change this – this resolution is the first step to ending the courts-to-streets pipeline.”

The resolution outlines the strategies for judges to better serve youth experiencing homelessness and opposes the criminalization of youth for behaviors that result from their lack of safe and stable housing. It also encourages policies that ensure youth never spend a single extra day in juvenile justice system custody because of lack of housing options.

“The American Bar Association (ABA) applauds the National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges for this resolution and its efforts to address the needs of homeless youth and families,” said Linda Klein, ABA president. “The ABA looks forward to collaborating with the NCJFCJ and other partners to improve access to justice by expanding legal assistance to vulnerable populations—and to homeless youth in particular through the recently launched ABA Homeless Youth Legal Network.”

The NCJFCJ calls on judges to provide strong leadership on this issue to convene child welfare and juvenile justice system stakeholders and develop a coordinated response to increase the effectiveness in identifying youth who lack stable and secure housing at the earliest stage possible.

“Our resolution demonstrates NCJFCJ’s leadership by providing juvenile and family court judges with concrete steps they can take in their local communities to improve outcomes for youth and families who lack stable housing when they come to the attention of the justice system,” said Judge Anthony (Tony) Capizzi, NCJFCJ president. “The resolution also calls for judges to provide strong leadership on this issue to convene child welfare and juvenile justice system stakeholders to develop strategies to improve responses to youth experiencing or who have experienced homelessness.”
For more NCJFCJ resolutions and policy statements, click here.

About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):
Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

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