• Shuttle Mediation

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    July 31, 2017 /  Transportation

    Although the most successful outcomes come from mediation styles in which both parties are present, in many situations, having both sides unite is simply not an option. This is where shuttle (or -separate-) mediation comes into play. In instances where there has been domestic violence, for example, or where the impact of having both parties together would simply be too emotional, shuttle mediation is the perfect solution.

    When implementing shuttle mediation, neither party meets face to face. Instead, the mediator acts as a -go-between,- with the at-odds-parties being in the same vicinity, but not in the same room. Engaging in direct communication with the mediator only, the shuttle mediation method is used to define the issues and enable possible solutions to be suggested. Because this method takes longer than face-to-face mediation methods such as interest-based and facilitative mediation, it is often slightly more expensive, However, if a settlement can be reached through shuttle mediation, it is still cheaper and less taxing than resorting to solicitors.

    Often referred to as a -face-saving- option, shuttle mediation is usually a last resort not only because it is time-intensive, but also because most non-literal and non-verbal meanings tend to get lost in translation as there is no access to body language or tone of voice. While these are clear disadvantages to shuttle mediation, there are almost many advantages. For example, in cases where the parties do not feel confident about physical safety, or where there are barriers to meeting such as distance or health restrictions, shuttle mediation is the ideal solution.

    During shuttle mediation, it is imperative that the mediator both summarizes and reports what is being said both timely and correctly. If the mediator can successfully portray each parties’ wants and desires, then an agreement can easily and successfully be reached, and shuttle mediation will prove to be a successful method that works for both parties.

    By: Dayna Danson www.themediator.ca

  • The Top 10 Model Train Shops In Virginia And West Virginia

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    July 31, 2017 /  Transportation

    For the past year I’ve been compiling a list of model train stores for my model railroading website. These shops all look like a lot of fun to visit, but what are the most popular? Here is a list for the states of Virginia and West Virginia.

    The most popular model railroading shops (based on online chatter) in Virginia and West Virginia are:

    10. Rick’s Hobby Shop in Roanoke, Virginia

    9. Chesterfield Hobbies in Midlothian, Virginia

    8. Riders Hobby Shop in Sterling, Virginia

    7. Whistle Stop Hobbies in Alexandria, Virginia

    6. Trains Etc. in Lorton, Virginia

    5. Engine House Trains in Virginia Beach, Virginia

    4. Main Street Trains in Barboursville, West Virginia

    3. KMA Junction in Manassas, Virginia

    2. Piper Hobby in Chantilly, Virginia

    …and the most popular shop for model trains in Virginia and West Virginia is…

    1. Locust Grove Trains in Locust Grove, Virginia

    Hobby shops not quite making my top 10 were Awesome RC and Hobbies in Fredericksburg, Virginia; Craftech Hobby Shop in Norfolk, Virginia; Davis Hobby Supplies in Portsmouth, Virginia; Debbies RC World in Chesapeake, Virginia; Dunn’s Toy and Hobby in Manassas, Virginia; Hobby Works in Fairfax, Virginia; Leesburg Hobbies and Collectibles in Leesburg, Virginia; Rail Yard Hobby Shop in Roanoke, Virginia; Staunton Trains and Hobbies in Staunton, Virginia; Train Depot in Manassas, Virginia; Train Town Toy and Hobby in Ashland, Virginia; Walt’s Hobby Shop in Petersburg, Virginia; Cain’s Trains and Hobbies in Bunker Hill, West Virginia; Fountain Hobby Center in Charleston, West Virginia; Kid Country Toys in Charleston, West Virginia; Nitro Hobby and Craft Center in Nitro, West Virginia; Patrick’s Trains in Wheeling, West Virginia; Stephens Outdoor Railways in Vienna, West Virginia; and West Virginia Hobbies and Crafts in Teays, West Virginia.

    So, there are lots of great model railroading shops from all over Virginia and West Virginia, but clearly Virginia dominated the list with nine in the top ten. This isn’t too surprising as Virginia is a bigger state with a bigger population and more hobby shops than West Virginia.

    When in Virginia and West Virginia be sure to visit some of the excellent railroading museums including Eastern Shore Railway Museum in Parksley, Virginia; Fairfax Station Museum Railroad Museum in Fairfax Station, Virginia; Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia; Princeton Railroad Museum in Princeton, West Virginia; West Virginia Railroad Museum in Elkins, West Virginia; and Williamson Area Railroad Museum in Williamson, West Virginia.

    I compiled this list by searching for the hobby shops listed on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online. I further screened this list to include only pages that mentioned model railroading.

  • Options for Senior Citizen Transportation

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    July 30, 2017 /  Transportation

    There are many options for senior citizens who need to get around and are not able. A lot of senior citizens do not drive once they hit a certain age for many reasons. It could be lack of vision, medical problems, or just fear. Every senior citizen goes through his stage, if your senior is unable to drive and you dont have the time; Palo Alto home care its here to help!

    Some cities have public transportation. This may involve a bus that picks one up at certain scheduled locations. This is often a cheap option costing the person very little out of pocket. There may even be a specific senior shuttle that picks up seniors at their home. Most major cities have these and even some smaller ones as well. A lot of churches also provide a service of transporting senior citizens to their appointments and to run errands. The church will provide this service for free most of the time. If you prefer your senior to drive a public transportation for healthy or safety reasons Palo Alto elder care will accompanied your elder.

    Another option is to rely on family members and friends. Most people have kids and grandkids that are able to help out with shopping and chauffeuring when they are available. If a senior citizen and a family member can work out their schedules to coincide with both needs this works out to be a great option. One could also pay a teen or college student who is looking for a little extra money to drive them around. This can be beneficial to both parties.

    Motorized wheelchairs have come a long way in recent years. If one lives near stores they can get around by a motorized wheelchair. This gives the senior citizen more independence as they do not have to rely on others as much. The wheelchairs are easy to maintain and control and are best used in areas with sidewalks.

    Senior citizens do not have to be stuck in their homes all the time. They are able to get out and do normal things even if they do not drive. There are so many more options now as the senior community tends to grow. Family, friends, community services, and motorized wheelchairs are all options for a person to get around and gain some independence as they perform routine errands. When it all fails, and you want your senior parent close to you at home, but can provide the driving Palo Alto in home care, will provide it for you.

  • Instant Medical Transportation Services

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    July 29, 2017 /  Transportation

    In medical emergency or non emergency several means of transports are available to help save lives during emergency. Here are some types of medical transportation that include air ambulance service, non-emergency medical transport and private ambulance service companies and cabs.

    Advanced Life Support Transport, also known as ALS care, is a unit that carries a certified paramedic. These units provide transport from the scene of an accident to the nearest emergency care facility. This type of medical transport is usually equipped with many different kinds of medical equipment for saving lives including heart monitors, heart paddles, IV units and ECG monitors.

    Basic Life Support Transport, also known as BLS, carries a certified Emergency Medical Technician on board. This is the type of medical transport service that provides non emergency transport. The patient is monitored by many different types of advanced medical equipment on the way to their next destination to make sure that the patient gets there in good shape.

    Critical Care Transport, also known as CCT, has a certified registered nurse or a paramedic (or both) on board depending on the severity of the medical condition of the patient. The patient in this case might have multiple IV drips, ventilators, balloon pumps and other devices attached to their body to keep them alive.

    Neonatal Intensive Care Transport, also known as NIC, transports the medical team from the health care facility to the patients location and provides specialized equipment such as incubators and clinical assistance.

    Pediatric Team Ambulance Transport, also known as PTA, transports the medical team from the health care facility to the scene of a birth to provide specialized equipment such as incubators and clinical assistance. This type of pediatric medical transportation can be provided by ground, air or even boat. There are facilities on board to take care of the birth of child in case it happens in the ambulance during the transport to the hospital.

    Wheelchair or Stretcher Van Services are special ambulance company that allow for the transportation of mobility-impaired individuals. These can be quite large and highly specialized transportation units as some of these patients are too heavy to be supported by the structure of a regular ambulance or medical van.

    Cabs: In effort of providing the safest and fast service the cab drivers are trained by instructors and are certified in CPR. An American Heart Association instructor trained and certified all Lexington taxi services drivers in CPR and appropriate response in emergency situations. The course included adult and infant CPR, use of automated external defibrillation with CPR, and foreign body airway obstruction. The non emergency patients are also travelling in cabs and the cab drivers are prepared for every emergency situation. These cabs are easily available.

  • Ho Brass Model Trains And The Hobby Opportunity

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    July 28, 2017 /  Transportation

    When a person incorporates a leisure activity into their lifestyle they are developing an ideal focus which could assist them find much more satisfaction from their life experience. An unique hobby opportunity is found with the opportunity to collect HO brass model trains. HO brass model trains are replica trains that are 1:87 size of normal trains with an incredible amount of detail which helps to bring character to the model. An even better characteristic of HO brass model trains is that these small collectibles are fully functional, enabling the train or collecting enthusiast the opportunity to create their own train environment distinctively developed around their innovative ideas.

    Any time you take a look at these HO brass model trains, the best advantage for the majority of enthusiasts is found with the dimensions of the train. In the past many train model collectors were stuck with the model train collecting option of OO brass model trains. Even though the old OO brass model trains have the identical detail and clarity there is a significant issue with the size. OO brass model trains are twice the size of HO brass model trains that could easily increase the size of any collection.

    Whenever you incorporate the demand placed on the size of your created setting required to operate your OO brass model trains you can quickly see how HO brass model trains are a greater chance for enthusiasts. In the old days quite a few collectors of OO brass model trains would have to devote complete rooms or basements to the formation of their environment models.

    The 2nd feature related to the benefits of HO brass model trains are found with the large quantity of availability discovered with this collection. The older OO brass model trains are often outdated and not as appealing as the HO brass model trains that restrict their distribution and production companies.

    When you take a look at HO brass model trains two premier model train making companies rise over the rest and are Broadway limited HO trains and Marklin HO trains. With Broadway limited HO trains and Marklin HO trains a collector will be capable to choose from an incredible range of HO brass model trains which integrate older train styles and the more contemporary models. Although, the greatest benefit of buying Broadway limited HO trains and Marklin HO trains is discovered with their wide distribution and supply in regards to parts and accessories.

    The opportunities that are offered with HO brass model trains create a fantastic possibility to create your own distinctive pastime passions. When you target your HO brass model trains collection around brands like Broadway limited HO trains and Marklin HO trains you get access to a huge selection of purchasing options and repair opportunities.