As women, we are always searching for our next hairstyle. We have these ideas in our minds of what will look good and what won’t. Here are a few good hairstyle ideas based on the shape of your face:
Hopefully this helps you in your next hairstyle choice as well as possibly improve on the style you have now.Read More
A road accident is, unquestionably, a dreadful experience; but what if the accident happens at sea, on a cruise ship where you are supposed to be spending a holiday vacation?
Cruises are luxurious getaways from the monotony and stress of everyday life. This vacation boat, which features quality entertainment and modern facilities that offer comfort, relaxation and fun, is nothing short of terrific. And to be considered as among the best cruise ships that sail in and out of US waters, major consumer issues and government standards need to be satisfied. These standards include sea worthiness, records for safety, quality customer service, and health and sanitation, among others.
However, in the event of disaster or accidents, cruise ships can suddenly become confined places where fear and danger can easily spread and make anyone cower towards whatever corner or space he/she would consider safe. Furthermore, as the , puts it in an article posted in its website, “The very nature of cruises can make illnesses and injuries worse, as victims may find themselves hours from land and may even face dangers related to drowning.”
Since the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage in 1912 wherein more than 1,500 lives were lost, this first cruise ship disaster has been followed by many others, like: the Carnival Triumph, which suffered an engine fire in November 2011, making what was supposed to be a four-day spree to the Caribbean into an eight-day nightmarish experience in the Gulf of Mexico; the Carnival Splendor, which was also stranded in the Pacific Ocean due to engine fire; the Seabourn Spirits, which was attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia in 2005; the Celebrity Mercury, where about 400 of its 2,600 passengers and crew were stricken by a norovirus outbreak in 2010.
Crimes and sexual assaults are also committed at sea; however, since cruise ships travel in international waters, laws governing such acts vary from one territorial water to another and, due to the uncertainty as to the exact committal of the crime, plus the contamination of evidences, proper investigation becomes impossible.
The above instances have been a big blow to the whole cruising industry, prompting Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to impose on all its members strict compliance with all international, flag and port state requirements, standards and regulations to guarantee passengers’ safety and security; this includes compliance with the laws enforced by the FBI and U.S. Coast Guard.
Thus, beginning in 2010, all ships built have been ordered to meet the Safe Return to Port requirement, which ought to enable a ship to be a lifeboat itself, able to carry all its passengers safely back to port in the event of an accident.
CLIA also requires all its members to report all claims of serious crime to the appropriate law enforcement agency, while properly observing crime procedures (partly developed by the FBI), such as securing a crime scene and preserving evidences which need to be investigated by law enforcement authorities once they board the ship. Medical personnel trained to handle sexual abuse allegations are also required on-board to investigate such cases.
With the newest cruise ships equipped with modern facilities and designed according to international standards, it is believed that emergencies will easily be taken care of, while being stranded at sea, a thing of the past.Read More
During the early 1900s so many different cases of unjust practices on employment, wage issues, promotion, overtime pay and workplace discrimination were reported. Despite these, very few of those affected considered exposing their employers’ and co-workers’ unjust acts due to threats to their safety and tenure.
Working to make sure that employees’ rights are protected, the US government enacted various laws that were meant to keep the workplace free from issues of abuse, unjust practices and discrimination; these laws were also meant to ensure that the workplace is compliant with the US government’s safety and health standards.
The other laws were Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of 1971, which was charged with ensuring that workplaces are medically safe and compliant with US government’s safety standard.
Unjust labor practices, workplace discrimination and failure to comply with health and safety standards are illegal punishable by law. Thus, when starting a business, the government and the particular state where the business will be established require that managers or business owners formulate policies in accordance with fair labor practices and provide employees with a workplace where health and safety are prioritized.
Though providing all the necessary equipment to ensure workplace safety may require additional expenses from company owners, such would prove more cost effective compared to facing and settling lawsuits due to workplace accidents.Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has never stopped in its campaign to significantly reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents in the US, which total to millions each year. It does this through various campaigns on traffic rules, stricter implementation of the law, harsher punishment and higher fines. Despite such efforts, many drivers seem not to care or learn, thus, the high number of drunk-driving, speeding, reckless driving, driver error and distractions – the leading causes of accidents, according to the NHTSA.
Some accidents are non-fatal; however, these can result to a number of injuries, ranging from scratches and minor cuts, which will easily heal, to serious neck, brain and spinal cord injuries, fractures or deep neck/facial lacerations that would require surgical treatment, like cosmetic surgery or reconstructive plastic surgery.
An article in the website of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., explains how a serious injury can be a devastating experience in a victim’s life. That, aside from the physical, emotional and mental trauma associated with it, there are also the (present and future) costly medical bills, loss of income and other serious financial issues that the victim and his/her family are sure to undergo.
One costly medical procedure needed by those who sustain severe traumatic injuries, like those who suffer damaged noses and deep cuts after their faces hit against the windshield or the dashboard during a car accident, is reconstructive plastic surgery. This surgical procedure, which is usually done to correct functional impairments, is performed by licensed experts.
Reconstructive plastic surgery is not limited to treating injuries sustained in car accidents. Deep cuts and other skin injuries due to burn, animal attack, etc. can also be treated (even replacing a lost thumb). Besides these, a reconstructive plastic surgeon can also help individuals whose need is concerned with tissue expansion, skin grafts and pores, which will minimize or completely cover unwanted scars.Read More
Prior to the 1800s, child custody was solely awarded to fathers due to its connection to matters relating to inheritance and Property Law. The turn of the century, however, saw courts (which taught that mothers were better caretakers of young children) awarding custody of young boys and girls exclusively to mothers, a standard encouraged by most states until the 70s. By 1990 this court-allowed maternal preference, also known as the Tender Years Doctrine, was realized as unconstitutional by as many as 45 states; all of which began to replace it with gender-neutral custody laws.
Child Custody is a legal decision, after divorce or separation, regarding which parent (joint physical and/or legal custody is becoming a more common court ruling at present, though, to ensure the equal participation of both parents in the child’s life) ought to have physical and/or legal control and responsibility for the child who is under 18. The constant determining factor when selecting the custodial parent is the child’s best interest; when one or both parents are deemed unfit by the court, in prison or threats to the child’s well-being, though, custody may be given to a relative or any adult the court sees fit.
What makes a parent or both parents unfit to be the child’s custodian? One factor is drug or alcohol abuse/dependency, which often results to a DUI/DWI conviction. Though a DUI conviction on a parent five to ten years past will not really affect that parent’s petition to be the child’s custodian, such is true only if he/she has not been charged with another DUI case ever since. For another charge will definitely make any judge wonder if that parent has really learned from his/her mistake. Besides, courts consider DUI convictions as clear signs of immaturity and unreliability, harmful parental traits no judge would ever consider when determining custodial rights.
When convicted of a DUI offense while fighting for custody, it is best if you are represented by a highly skillful and experienced family lawyer. As an article in the website of Ian Inglis, Attorney at Law, says, being arrested for a DUI/DWI entails a lengthy and complicated legal process, as well as a long time to clear your record of the conviction.Read More
Truck accidents occur daily in many US, damaging properties and either severely injuring or killing other motorists who drive smaller vehicles. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include, driver error, improper loading / securing of cargo, truck malfunction / parts defects, “no zone” or blind spot areas and trucking company negligence.
While defective parts and truck malfunction can easily be blamed on manufacturers, all other causes can easily be blamed on the trucking company or on the truck drivers, themselves. One company negligence is failure to ensure that their drivers are not fatigued or feeling drowsy when they drive. It is a fact that some companies prioritize timely delivery of goods over road safety, thus, they require their drivers to make deliveries on time no matter what.
Due to such, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a branch of the US Department of Transportation in charge of trucking and other transportation-related industries, has mandated all trucking companies and drivers to observe the hours of service (HOS) allowed on commercial drivers. These hours of service or driving- hours laws state that:
To allow drivers get that much needed rest between drives, the trucking industry has made sure that every truck is built with a sleeper berth area where drivers can sleep. This is because drowsiness and fatigue can easily lead to “no zone” truck accidents, wherein truck drivers can easily fail to notice another vehicle close to the. Those considered as no zone areas and, therefore, are dangerous spots for other motorists are the areas behind the truck, in front of the truck, the passenger’s side of the truck and the driver’s side of the truck.
Due to their huge size, the damage and injuries trucks can cause can be severe, leaving other vehicles totally wrecked and their drivers seriously injured or dead. Both the websites of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, and the Burch Law Firm state that truck accidents cause physical, emotional, mental and financial problems for accident victims and their families; they further state, however, that receiving compensation (from the liable party), which will help victims cope up with the consequences of the accident is legal and one of the victims’ rights.Read More