Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Fair Share Act: A Significant First Step in Reform of Liability System

"The Fair Share Act is a commonsense measure that maintains a person’s right to collect damages while bringing fairness, balance, and stability to Pennsylvania’s liability system,"

Harrisburg, PA, June 29, 2011 - The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) today commends Governor Corbett for signing into law Senate Bill 1131, legislation that eliminates joint and several liability for any defendant found to be less than 60 percent liable for causing an injury.

"The Fair Share Act is a commonsense measure that maintains a person’s right to collect damages while bringing fairness, balance, and stability to Pennsylvania’s liability system," said Harry Schmaltz, MD, president POS. "This critical reform will help doctors in their roles as healthcare practitioners and as business people. Our Society’s members thank the Governor for signing important tort reforms into law. We look forward to working with the Governor and General Assembly on other reforms such as certificate of merit requirements and expert witness rules as well as a reasonable resolution of the Mcare Program."

Over the past decade, the Pennsylvania General Assembly has taken many steps toward improving the state’s medical liability environment. With the signing of Senate Bill 1131, Pennsylvania now joins more than 40 states that have taken measures to address the liability concerns of both medicine and business.

POS President Schmaltz also recognized legislative leaders and other lawmakers who championed this vital legal reform. Schmaltz noted that Senators Jake Corman, Jeff Piccola, John Rafferty, John Gordner, Don White along with their leaders President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati and Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi were instrumental in the bill’s passage. On the House side, acknowledged Representatives Curt Schroder and Ron Marsico as well as House Speaker Sam Smith and Majority Leader Mike Turzai for their steadfast efforts to achieve liability reform.

POS is a professional medical specialty organization representing more than 1000 orthopaedic surgeons across Pennsylvania in advocating for excellence in the practice of orthopaedic medicine. For more information on the importance of bone, joint and muscle health at every age, visit the POS website at

Beth Weachter
PA Orthopaedic Society
510 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

The Cuddledry Shop Launch Informational Website

The Cuddledry Shop announce the launch of their new website, whose function amongst many is to act as a baby bath time guide for visitors.

Oxford, UK, June 27, 2011 - The Cuddledry Shop announce the launch of their new website, whose function amongst many is to act as a baby bath time guide for visitors. The website houses a variety of expected features such as an online ordering system, but boasts a variety of bath time and baby skin care advice guides designed to help with bath time safety, organic cotton and baby skin care. The company has taken a novel approach to layout and simplified the viewing and shopping experience for its clients. The products are all presented with a range of different images and descriptions and grouped into well ordered categories so visitors can easily find what they are looking for.

Passing comment, Mathew Thompson (Commercial Director for the Cuddledry Shop) said. "Responding to customer feedback, we were aware of some of the pitfalls of existing online retailers, consumers were frustrated with how difficult it was to find the right product, they complained about cluttered websites and searching through too many non-relevant products to find what they were looking for. At the Cuddledry Shop we have tried to simplify the process for our customers, providing guides to aid in product selection and presenting the products in well laid out and easy to navigate categories with detailed descriptions and photographs."

He continued, "We understand that selecting the right product for your baby can be very difficult as there are so many to choose from, we have handpicked a selection that provides a mix of quality and innovative bath towels at affordable prices."

About the company, the Cuddledry Shop is a UK based online retailer of cuddledry baby bath towels suitable from newborns up to toddlers. The Cuddledry shop’s bath time safety and skin care guides are available now and can be accessed online at

For Further information or an illustrative image: Media contact - Mathew Taylor, Director, Algorythm Solutions Ltd, mobile: +44 (0)773 403 2112, email:, website:

Mathew Taylor
Algorythm Solutions Ltd
10 Torkington St
Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2UY
+44 (0)773 403 2112

Connie Podesta Discloses First of 10 Ways to Out-Think and Out-Perform the Competition: Re-Commit to Change

Change can be downright scary - depending on how we look at it. But in her award-winning book, "10 Ways to Stand Out From the Crowd," author Connie Podesta shows us that dealing with change is in our DNA. That we're three steps away - accepting, initiating, and integrating - from change that out-performs the competition.

Dallas, TX, June 25, 2011 (Straight Line PR) -- Award-winning author Connie Podesta knows a thing or 10 about standing out from the crowd. But 10 things can be overwhelming to someone who wants improvement now. That's exactly why Podesta kicks off her new book, 10 Ways to Stand out From the Crowd, with Re-Committing to Change. Because a mindset can be changed in the time it takes to read this paragraph.

"Do you want to be safe and predictable or amazing and adventuresome? Entrenched in 'The way it used to be' or free to explore what's possible?'" asks Podesta, whose STAND OUT STRATEGIES are listed at . "Change is not waiting for you. It's right here, right now, smack-dab in the middle of your life."

And it all starts with:

* Accepting
* Initiating and
* Integrating

ACCEPTING: The best place to start out-thinking and out-performing the competition starts in the mind. "Be mentally and physically prepared to compete and win in an environment where even instant gratification takes too long," says Podesta, who shares strategies for improving business and personal relationships in her YouTube video, Re-Commit To Change at . Meet the challenges of a world that demands more and pushes back harder than ever before.

INITIATING: Once the mindset is set, don't resist changes that could be good in the long run simply because they are inconvenient and uncomfortable at the moment, says Podesta ( ). Instead look at new ideas. Get excited about fresh opportunities for growth. And in the words of Nike, "just do it."

INTEGRATING: This is about making the change or changes a part of everyday life. There's a reason why we tilt our heads when we see people twice our age literally own us on iPad proficiency. It's because they've embraced changed and made it a part of their life - and we have not.

"The reality is this: to survive in business today you must have a plan for success, and it must be different from any plan you've ever had before," says Podesta in her award-winning new book, 10 Ways to Stand Out From the Crowd. "In a world where change happens at the click of a mouse, you can't keep doing what you've been doing and expect outstanding results. You need to embrace change to stand out from the crowd."

About Connie Podesta:
Connie Podesta ( ) brings new meaning to the term "powerhouse". With quick wit and extraordinary insight, she makes people both laugh and think. She compels both audience members and readers alike to create action plans that build strong foundations and even stronger futures. She cuts to the basics, giving people reliable, repeatable success strategies that make change feel more like opportunity than obstacle. Podesta is an important, game-changing addition to any corporate event.

For more information on Connie Podesta's schedule and availability or to learn more about her award winning book 10 Ways to Stand Out From the Crowd and the keynote topics that spring from it, contact her team today at 972-596-5501, via email at or visit her website online at

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Teresa Biehl
Vice President Marketing
Connie Podesta Seminars
3308 Preston Road Ste. 350-119
Plano, TX 75093