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Where you live, whether you own or rent, is your home. It s where life happens, where you make memories. Assurant helps you protect your home, and all the precious belongings in it. So you and your family can sleep well at night, no matter what you call home.

Renters/Apartment Insurance

You don t have to own a house to consider the place you live home. Assurant Renters Insurance allows you to protect your belongings if they are stolen or if your rental unit is damaged in the event of fire, smoke, water or explosion. We also provide additional living expenses if your unit is uninhabitable.

Our policies also help you affordably meet the liability insurance requirement within most leases. We offer a simplified process for renters to purchase insurance, with minimal underwriting questions. In fact, you can purchase a policy in less than five minutes. Protect yourself, your belongings and your peace of mind with Assurant renters insurance.

Flood Insurance

Flooding can occur after just a few inches of rain, and the average residential flood claim costs more than $38,000. You can protect your home with federal flood insurance from Assurant. With agents in all 50 states, we administer flood policies on behalf of the federal government and underwrite policies based on FEMA/NFIP regulations.

If you ever need to file a claim, our agents have the experience to guide you through the process as simply as possible. In your most challenging time, we re there to make sure you re both protected and supported.

Manufactured Housing

Mobile homes can be more vulnerable to damage than other housing. Assurant s manufactured housing insurance is a comprehensive physical damage and liability program. It s designed to protect your manufactured home and its contents. The policy covers direct, sudden or accidental loss or damage.

We offer competitive rates and a simplified application process, with minimal underwriting questions. We also offer a fast, easy claims process. Assurant can help provide the security you need when it comes to your manufactured home.

Lender-Placed Insurance

Lender-placed insurance is a safety net for homeowners and mortgage lenders.

If your homeowner s insurance lapses or is cancelled, a lender-placed policy ensures you re still protected. Whether fire, severe weather or other misfortune, lender-placed insurance policies typically cover repairs and the replacement cost of the home, not just the unpaid mortgage balance.

As the nation s leader in lender-placed insurance, Assurant understands how important it is to safeguard your home at all times.

Disaster Mortgage Insurance

When a disaster strikes, the last thing you want to worry about is how you re going to make your mortgage payment. An unforeseeable event such as a flood, fire, hurricane, windstorm or job loss can happen. First Protector mortgage insurance coverage through Assurant can help you plan ahead.

With coverage offered in most states, First Protector is a supplemental homeowner s insurance program that provides coverage that s typically not included in a traditional homeowner s policy. We ll be there to help protect your financial well-being and further safeguard your home.


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Emcare – Emergency Medical Care is a paramedic, First Aid and Fire Training Organisation based in Polokwane in Limpopo
Emcare offers a Level 5 BAA designed for those individuals looking for a career in Emergency Services.

Level 5 BAA (Basic Ambulance Assistant)

This course is designed for those individuals looking for a career in Emergency Services. although many large mines have sent and continue to send their nursing staff and even security staff on this one month long intensive course in Emergency Care.

Our HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) accreditation number for level 5 B.A.A. training is 19/7/53 and the provider number for the CPD point refresher training is ECP018.

  • 160 Hours (1 month full time)

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • English proficiency
  • SA citizenship OR valid RSA work VISA
  • 16 years or older
  • Yearly registration with the H.P.C.S.A
  • Professional Practice & Ethics
  • Emergency Care
  • Ambulance Theory
  • Ambulance Technology
  • Ambulance Traumatology
  • Ambulance Practice
  • 90% class attendance
  • C.P.R. competence on adult, child and infant manikin
  • Theory
  • Oral assessments
  • Practical assessments

Final mark – Final mark is the average of the oral, theoretical and practical assessments.

Cum Laude – A Cum Laude certificate may be awarded when a candidate receives an overall average of 80% or higher.

Not Yet Competent – If a candidate is found not yet competent, he/ she may be entitled to undertake a supplementary assessment consisting of all or part of the components at the sole discretion of the Principal.

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Atlantic Pools is one of North America’s original manufacturers of above ground pools. We began operations in the 1930’s and a decade later were leading the way in the development of this product line. Our commitment to innovation, product quality and above all else, customer satisfaction, has earned us a worldwide reputation for outstanding value and unwavering reliability.

Atlantic Pools offers a wide range of models and sizes to choose from. We have the pool to fit any budget and to help create the perfect escape in any backyard setting. Both our round and oval styles are equipped with exclusive support systems designed to deliver a level of styling, structural support, and ease of assembly unsurpassed in the industry. Our pools are made with hot-dipped premium galvanized steel, and corrugated walls to ensure long-term resistance to ice and impact damage. A sophisticated system of coatings protects against the effects of corrosion, UV exposure, and everyday wear and tear. Loads of family fun and worry-free relaxation come with every Atlantic pool.

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An above ground pool is the natural choice for affordability, flexibility and low maintenance. Atlantic Pools is the reputable choice for quality, variety and long-term dependability. As the world’s largest manufacturer of family-sized above ground steel pools, we offer a wide selection of models to choose from to fit any budget and to enhance any backyard setting. Loads of worry-free fun, recreation and relaxation are packed into every one of our pools.

Atlantic Pool models are available in a variety of frame color and wall patterns. Not all models and styles are available in all areas. Please contact the Atlantic Pool Products dealer in your area for available models and styles.

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Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Diets for Autism

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders that affect children by disrupting their ability to communicate and interact socially. To reduce a child’s symptoms of autism. parents often try alternative treatments such as specialized diets. Lately, the gluten-free/casein -free diet has grown in popularity. Some parents report improvements in autism symptoms with this dietary regimen.

Little research has been done, though, on the gluten-free/casein -free diet for autism. Consequently, many parents wonder whether this diet really does, in fact, make a difference in the symptoms of children with autism. Some also believe that children with autism restrict their own intake, because they prefer bland food like white bread. Thus the question becomes “Chicken or egg.” Is the gluten causing the autism, or, more likely, is the autism limiting the child’s variety of food intake?

What is a gluten-free/casein-free diet for autism?

A gluten-free/casein -free diet is also known as the GFCF diet. It is one of several alternative treatments for children with autism. When following this strict elimination diet, all foods containing gluten ( found in wheat, barley and rye) and casein ( found in milk and dairy products) are removed from the child’s daily food intake.

Some parents of children with autism believe their children are allergic or sensitive to the components found in these foods. Some seek allergy testing for confirmation. Yet, even when no allergy is confirmed, many parents of autistic children still choose to offer the GFCF diet. Among the benefits they report are changes in speech and behavior.

How does a gluten-free/casein-free diet for autism work?

The benefit of a gluten-free/casein-free diet is based on the theory that children with autism may have an allergy or high sensitivity to foods containing gluten or casein. Children with autism, according to the theory, process peptides and proteins in foods containing gluten and casein differently than other people do. Hypothetically, this difference in processing may exacerbate autistic symptoms. Some believe that the brain treats these proteins like false opiate-like chemicals. The reaction to these chemicals, they say, leads a child to act in a certain way. The idea behind the use of the diet is to reduce symptoms and improve social and cognitive behaviors and speech.

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There may be some scientific merit to the reasoning behind a gluten-free/casein-free diet. Researchers have found abnormal levels of peptides in bodily fluids of some people who have symptoms of autism. Still, the effectiveness of a GFCF diet for autism has not been supported by medical research; in fact, a review of recent and past studies concluded there is a lack of scientific evidence to say whether this diet can be helpful or not.

Unfortunately, eliminating all sources of gluten and casein is so difficult that conducting randomized clinical trials in children may prove to be very difficult.

Which foods contain gluten?

Gluten is a mix of various proteins found in the seeds of several grains such as barley, rye, and wheat. A huge number of foods contain gluten. Gluten provides structure or binding to baked products. While it’s quite difficult to avoid gluten, many stores, particularly natural food stores, display foods in a gluten-free area of the store. Still, it’s important to read nutrition labels to see if there are additives containing gluten.

When someone is on a gluten-free diet, most bread and grain products are forbidden. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the child (or other person) receives ample fiber, vitamins. and minerals. Supplementation can help make up for the lack of these nutrients when foods containing gluten are eliminated.

Which foods contain casein?

Casein is a protein found in dairy products and other foods containing dairy or lactose. Even foods proclaiming to be dairy-free or lactose-free contain casein. Because many soy products and imitation dairy products also contain casein, it’s important to read labels carefully when following a strict casein free diet.

Because the GFCF diet for autism restricts dairy products, you’ll need to make sure the child’s diet has other good sources of calcium and vitamin D. Both are necessary for strong bones and teeth. Talk with your child’s doctor about fortified foods and/or supplementation to avoid any nutritional deficiencies.

Are there tips for eating at home or eating out on a gluten-free/casein-free diet?

There are a large number of online retailers who specialize in food products for people following the GFCF diet. Some parents make GFCF food in large quantities and freeze portions for a later meal.

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Before making the change to a GFCF diet, consult your child’s doctor. A licensed dietitian can educate you about the GFCF diet and help you tailor the diet to your child’s health needs and taste preferences.

In addition, before starting a child with autism on a gluten-free/casein-free diet, beware the hidden sources of gluten. Gluten can be found in fried foods that are dusted in flour, and even in cosmetics. Whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, and nuts may be safe. But avoid using packaged mixes because there may be traces of foods containing gluten that are not listed on the nutrition label.

Some restaurants are now categorized as GFCF-friendly. If you are concerned, ask the manager or server to show you a list of ingredients used in the establishment to make sure its dishes are gluten- and casein-free. Vegetarian/vegan restaurants are accustomed to serving people on special diets and may be more willing to prepare dishes that adhere to the restrictions of a strict GFCF diet.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on July 11, 2017

Sources

Autism Speaks: “Treatment for Autism.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

© 2017 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.


Online Course: Excel 2016 – Certificate and CEUs #editing #certificate #online, #excel


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Online Class: Excel 2016

Course Description

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that comes packaged with the Microsoft Office family of software products. Just like the other programs by Microsoft, Excel can be used for a wide variety of purposes such as creating an address book, grocery lists, tracking expenses, creating invoices and bills, accounting, balance checkbooks and other financial accounts, as well as any other purpose that requires a spreadsheet or table.

This course will cover the many features of Excel 2016 and will teach you how to use them, starting with the simple and working to the most complicated. The good news is that Excel 2016 makes everything easy. By learning how to navigate the program and where to find each feature, operating Excel can become a breeze.

This course will teach you how to:

Create a spreadsheet

Format cells, rows, columns, and entire worksheets so they fit and match your data

Enter data into a spreadsheet

Use formulas and functions for math, accounting, and totaling.

Create formulas and functions

Calculate data

Create charts and diagrams for your data

Create data lists and forms

Create and use pivot tables and pivot charts.

Work with Excel templates

Share and protect your worksheets and workbooks

Use What-If Analysis to determine possible outcomes. For example, sales goals

And much more

This course was designed to teach you skills you’ll need to successfully use Excel 2016. Each lesson contains instructions and illustrations to show you how to use the features, then walks you through step-by-step so you can see how everything is done. You don’t need previous experience with Excel to be able to complete this course. This course will start with basic skills, then move forward to more advanced features and techniques. Although you do not need access to Excel 2016 for this course; it is highly recommended. A free trial of Excel 2016 is available on the Microsoft website.

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Lesson 1: Introduction to MS Excel 2016

Excel can be used for a wide variety of purposes such as creating an address book, grocery lists, tracking expenses, creating invoices and bills, accounting, balance checkbooks and other financial accounts, as well as any other purpose that requires a spreadsheet or table.

  • Lesson 2: Navigating Excel 2016

    In this lesson, we’re going to focus on the major elements of Excel 2016 and take a few minutes to become familiar with their purpose.

  • Lesson 3: Worksheets and Workbooks

    Worksheets are stored in workbooks, and workbooks are the files that you actually save.

  • Lesson 4: Entering Information into MS Excel 2016

    Starting to enter information is as simple as clicking on a cell in the spreadsheet and typing, but there are some things that are helpful to know – and that you can do – before you ever type that first letter or number.

  • Lesson 5: Introduction to Working with Cells, Rows, and Columns

    If you want to move data from its original location and relocate it somewhere else, you must cut the data, then paste it somewhere else. You can cut or copy cells, rows, columns, or entire worksheets.

  • Lesson 6: Formatting Data and Cells

    Taking the time to format a worksheet can take it from the black and white page of data and gridlines to something that looks professional and attractive.

  • Lesson 7: Formatting Rows and Columns

    In Excel 2016, the width of a column is determined by how many characters that can be displayed within a cell.

  • Lesson 8: Editing Cells, Rows, Columns, and Worksheets

    Excel 2016 makes creating – and editing – spreadsheets a lot easier because correcting errors is easy mess free.

  • Lesson 9: Introduction to Formulas and Calculations

    If you use spreadsheets to do accounting for a business, track totals, invoice customers, or anything that requires mathematics, Excel’s ability to calculate formulas is going to save you errors and headaches.

  • Lesson 10: Working with Formulas and Functions

    In Excel, a function is a predesigned formula that does a certain calculation. This can make it easier because you don’t have to construct every formula yourself.

  • Lesson 11: Maintaining Worksheets

    It’s important to learn how to maintain your worksheets to help you keep on top of all the information.

  • Lesson 12: The What-If Analysis

    A what-if analysis lets you explore possibilities by entering possible values into the same equation so you can see the possible outcomes in the cells of your spreadsheet.

  • Lesson 13: Adding Images and Graphics

    You’ve already learned how to format a worksheet and enter information into Excel. Now we’re going to show you how to add elements such as graphics and images.

  • Lesson 14: Charts and Diagrams

    Charts and diagrams are tools you can use to visually represent the data in a worksheet.

  • Lesson 15: Creating Data Lists

    A data list or a database table are types of worksheets that aren’t used to calculate values, but to store information, such as names and addresses of clients or perhaps a library of books.

  • Lesson 16: Managing Data

    A form is simply a dialog box that lets you display or enter information one record (or row) at a time. It can also make the information more visually appealing and easier to understand.

  • Lesson 17: Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts

    A pivot table sounds more difficult and confusing than it really is. Most people say they don’t like pivot tables, or they don’t understand them. In truth, they’re not that difficult at all.

  • Lesson 18: Printing Worksheets and Workbooks

    Headers appear at the top of a worksheet. Footers appear at the bottom. Both can contain page numbers, and headers often contain the title of the worksheet and perhaps the date.

  • Lesson 19: Templates

    Templates are worksheets that are already designed for you.

  • Lesson 20: Protecting, Saving, and Sharing Workbooks

    Add protection to worksheets so that they can’t be edited by other people. You can lock cells or an entire worksheet.

  • Additional Course Information

    • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
    • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
    • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
    • View and Share Your Certificate Online or Download/Print as PDF
    • Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media

    Course Title: Excel 2016

    Course Number: 8900368

    Languages: English – United States, Canada and other English speaking countries

    Course Type: Computer Skill

    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.

    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

    Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructor

    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!


    Ricoh unveils solar array to power New Jersey facility, celebrates environmental sustainability


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    Ricoh unveils solar array to power New Jersey facility, celebrates environmental sustainability milestones

    MALVERN, Pa. April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced the latest in a series of sustainability milestones, including a new solar array that will power its West Caldwell, N.J. office facility. The array, which is set to provide for more than half of the facility’s electrical needs, literally represents the power of Ricoh’s ongoing sustainability efforts. This is the latest example of Ricoh’s environmental consciousness and measurable progress in sustainability efforts.

    The solar array project began in March 2014. through collaborative work with EnterSolar. a leading New York City -based provider of solar solutions to commercial enterprises. Now live, the array is expected to generate more than 790,000 Kwh per year, providing more than 50 percent of the facility’s electrical needs. That translates to approximately 1.3 million miles driven by an average passenger vehicle, 555 fewer metric tons of CO2 produced per year and $1.9 million in energy savings over the next 10 years. The array itself is roughly 1.3 times the size of a football field.

    “Concern for the environment is in Ricoh’s DNA. It’s core to our corporate identity,” said Donna Venable. Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Deputy General Manager, Shared Services, Ricoh Americas. “Since Ricoh established its Environmental Promotion Group more than 40 years ago, we have worked hard to foster sustainability from the top down and the bottom up. It’s what drove us to undertake this solar array project, it’s what drives our emissions reductions as a global company, and it’s what drives our individual employees to do their part in fostering sustainability through corporate and external programs.”

    In fact, the West Caldwell facility itself has a strong sustainability history. The building has achieved ENERGY STAR® certification for three years in a row, and its on-site Biodiversity-Pollinator Garden achieved Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council .

    In addition to these achievements, Ricoh has recently marked several major environmental sustainability milestones, including:

    • Being named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the second year in a row.
    • Committing to using a minimum of 30% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050, as announced by Ricoh Company Ltd, on April 21, 2017 .
    • Becoming the first Japanese company to join the RE100. a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for – and delivery of – renewable energy.
    • Since 2014 :
      • Reducing energy consumption by 6.3 percent.
      • Slashing CO2 emissions by 7 percent.
      • Increasing CO2 reduction contribution by 14.7 percent.
    • Earning the Coalition for Government Procurement’s Green Excellence in Partnership award.
    • Featured in the FTSE4Good Index for 13 years running.

    Ricoh’s Long History of Commitment to Achieving Enhanced Sustainability

    Ricoh has been a dedicated advocate in support of a more sustainable society for decades, having formalized this position with the establishment of its Environmental Promotion Group in 1976.

    Ricoh has strived to achieve balance between Planet (the environment), People (society) and Profit (economic activities). To achieve this, the Ricoh Group plans and pursues actions to reduce the environmental impact on the planet caused by resource extraction, energy use and the release of chemicals. In addition to protecting these valuable natural resources, Ricoh works to foster and preserve biodiversity.

    To learn more about the West Caldwell solar array, watch this video. For more information about Ricoh’s dedication to enhancing sustainability, please visit this website .

    Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

    Headquartered in Tokyo. Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016. Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD ).

    For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com

    © 2017 Ricoh USA. Inc. All rights reserved. All referenced product names are
    the trademarks of their respective companies.

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    Ricoh unveils solar array to power New Jersey facility, celebrates environmental sustainability milestones


    Hampton Products #security, #home #security, #portable #security, #locks, #door #locks, #padlocks, #pad


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    50mm XT Series Commercial padlock with 2 inch shackle

    This Brinks commercial grade padlock is a full sized 50mm (2 inch) ilock body, and also has a consumer preferred powder coated finish designed to withstand all extreme weather conditions. This lock also features a highly cut resistant BORON steel shackle, stainless steel locking bars, and 5 pin pic.

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    1/4 X 6 LOOP CABLE

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    Brinks 6 flexible wrapped steel keyed locking cable with DuPont Kevlar. This cable is 3/8 in diameter. Package includes the cable and two keys. The cable is constructed with a twisted steel core with a Kevlar braid and has a protective coating to prevent scratching and corrosion. Lifetime Warrant.

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    3/8 X 6 CABLE, RESETTABLE, ASSRT COLORS

    Brinks 6 flexible wrapped steel cable with a resettable dial combination lock, and is perfect for locking bikes and patio furniture. Easy to change resettable combination so you dont need to carry a key around. Cable comes in assorted colors.

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    5/8 X 7 COMMERCIAL BRAIDED CABLE, LOOP ENDED

    Brinks Commercial flexible braided steel cable with a heavy duty vinyl protective wrap to prevent scratching and corrosion. This cable is 5/8 inch in diameter and 7 foot in length, featuring loop ends, that when used with one or our long shackle padlocks, provide versatility securing things like mo.

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    3/8 inch by 15 foot cable with loop ends

    This cable is designed to be used with any of our BRINKS 1.5 inch or higher shackle padlocks. The cable is 3/8 inches thick and a 15 foot braided steel, covered with a protective vinyl to protect chrome or other surfaces. Perfect to lock motocycles, jet skis, grills, or other valuables that require .

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    3/8 X 6 CABLE, RESETTABLE, ASSRT COLORS, REFLEX STRIPE

    Brinks 6 flexible wrapped steel keyed locking cable with Reflex stripe, and is a full 3/8 in diameter. 4-dial resettable lock lets you select your own combination for personalized security. This cable is constructed with a twisted steel core and surrounded by a protective weather resistant, pl.

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    3/8 X 6 CABLE, ASSORTED COLORS W/ REFLEX STRIPE

    Brinks 6 flexible wrapped steel keyed locking cable with Reflex stripe. This cable is a full 3/8 in diameter, and is constructed with a twisted steel core. The cable is then surrounded by a protective weather resistant, pliable PVC material with added reflective stripe to prevent scratching, co.

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    5/8 X 6 COMM BRAIDED CABLE, M1 KEYWAY

    Brinks 6 flexible wrapped steel keyed locking cable with Reflex stripe is a full 5/8 in diameter. This cable is constructed with a twisted steel core and surrounded by a protective weather resistant, pliable PVC material with added reflective stripe to prevent scratching, corrosion, and to add .

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    COMMERCIAL COMBO PUCK LOCK W/ROUND HASP

    Brinks Home Security Round Puck lock. The padlock is a hardened solid steel padlock, and this item includes the zinc plated hasp. This padlock has a 6 pin American keyway cylinder plug. It has a dull chrome plated body with a key retaining hole and a brass finished key.

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    COMMERCIAL 4.5 STEEL HASP

    Brinks Home Security Hasp. 4-1/2 Flexible Steel Security Hasp. This flexible steel hasp is designed for use in moderate risk locations. Hardened steel locking bar and eye for increased cut resistance. Ideal for use on sheds, restricted area doors, and supply closets. For highest security, use wit.

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    COMMERCIAL 7.75 DOUBLE HINGE HASP

    Brinks Home Security Hasp. 7-3/4 Flexible Double-Hinge Steel Security Hasp. This flexible steel hasp is designed for use in moderate risk locations. Hardened steel locking eye for increased cut resistance. Ideal for use on corners and angles. For highest security, use with Brinks Home Security Com.

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    MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Products – Air Conditioning Systems #mitsubishi #electric, #products, #room #air


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    Mitsubishi Electric is a world leader in air conditioning systems for residential, commercial and industrial use. Challenged to create air conditioning systems that provide exemplary performance in the wide-ranging climatic conditions found throughout Japan, our engineers develop amazingly sophisticated yet durable units and systems capable of constant use under virtually any natural climatic condition on earth. Each product is an amazing feat in its own, delivering years of quiet operation, energy-efficient performance and minimum impact on the environment.

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    Room Air Conditioners

    A wide variety of indoor unit designs and outdoor unit capacities ensures the flexibility to meet the most challenging of air conditioning needs. From aesthetic wall-mounted and floor-standing designs to ceiling-recessed cassettes, abundant options are available to match virtually any interior design. Many systems are equipped with the l-see sensor , an original Mitsubishi Electric technology that realizes better air conditioning control. This is combined with other industry-leading energy-saving and silencing technologies to produce air conditioners that provide optimum performance and room comfort wherever they are installed.

    Package Air Conditioners Mr Slim

    The Mr. Slim Series of small- to medium-sized split-type room air conditioners offers the convenience of being compact yet powerful; a combination ensuring excellent performance and easy installation. Available in a variety of capacity and design combinations, the Series is ideal for creating a best match system for your air conditioning requirements. Inverter-based units promise industry-leading quiet operation and a high coefficient of performance (COP).

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    Mitsubishi Electric’s VRF air conditioning systems offer the luxury of distributed airflow and the independent control of indoor units. Installation flexibility and a wide selection of indoor unit designs and outdoor unit capacities ensure best match solutions for air conditioning needs, even for the most diversified requirements. Consideration for the environment during development has led to the manufacture of powerful, compact units that consume minimal energy, have a high coefficient of performance (COP) and contribute to maximum room comfort.

    Ventilators Lossnay

    The unique Lossnay heat-exchange technologies developed by Mitsubishi Electric help refresh a room’s air while leaving temperature and humidity largely unchanged. The Lossnay core is comprised of a diaphragm constructed of specially processed paper configured into a cross-flow, plate-fin structure. The advanced heat-transfer and moisture permeability properties of the paper help maximize the recovery of heat as air is circulated through the element. The result is substantial energy savings and a more comfortable indoor environment. Lossnay ventilators can be used alone or in combination with other air conditioning/ventilation systems.

    Air Curtains

    To meet the needs of open-front stores and shops in shopping malls, building complexes and street-level businesses, Mitsubishi Electric developed a line-up of high-performance air curtains. These systems create a wall of air that protects the interior space from climatic temperature swings, polluted air, etc. Both quiet and powerful, our systems are an energy-efficient solution for providing enjoyable indoor environments that are clean and comfortable.

    Compressors

    Mitsubishi Electric manufactures a line-up of powerful rotary compressors designed to suit a variety of applications and operate smoothly even in harsh environments. Our advanced scroll compressors utilize a Frame Compliance Mechanism (FCM), a state-of-the-art technology that maximizes energy usage and reduces friction, thereby ensuring less vibration, higher durability and low-noise operation. Offering superlative performance and long service life, these compressors are suitable for a wide range of uses including air conditioning and heating systems.


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    HR Proactive is committed to helping your company build a Respectful & Safe Workplace through the design and delivery of superior human resource training products and services. Drawing from a team of seasoned human resource consultants with decades of experience, HR Proactive’s range of services include: investigations, mediations, workplace interventions, and policy development and training. We offer a variety of training delivery methods such as train-the-trainer, Instructor-led, off-the-shelf videos and custom e-Learning.

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    Southern Sheeting Supplies Sussex UK, Suppliers of Roofing Products, Cladding Materials and Metal Sheeting

    Southern Sheeting Supplies Sussex UK, Suppliers, Stockholder and Merchants of Box Profile Metal Sheeting, Roofing Products, Builders Products and Cladding Materials

    Southern Sheeting Supplies is a family owned and operated business specialising in the supply of profiled metal sheeting and associated roofing products plus cladding materials and general builder’s merchant products to roofing contractors, builders, farmers, building owners and the general domestic market.

    We stock a huge stock of a wide range of box corrugated metal sheeting, general roofing products, builder’s merchant products and cladding materials together with fibre cement sheets fittings/accessories, metal flashings, steel purlins, glassfibre (GRP) rooflights, plastic (PVC) rooflights flashings, plastic (PVC) guttering plus many accessories fixings .

    We distribute products of many of the leading roofing cladding manufacturers including:

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    We offer a cut-to-length service on most materials and are always prepared to quote prices and availability on any items within our extensive product range.

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    Our main product lines are Box Metal Sheeting. roofing products, builder’s merchant products and Cladding Materials including Plastic Coated Box and Corrugated Profile galvanised steel tin andaluminium sheet, Corus, Kingspan and Ward Composite Sandwich Insulated Panel. Brett Martin and Ariel PVC Perspex plastic and Filon GRP Glassfibre Rooflights and skylights, Purlins. Marley Eternit asbestalux Fibre Cement (old asbestos) and accessories, bitumen felt Onduline and Ondutile sheeting, Hunter PVC Plastic Guttering. twinwall and triplewall thermawall Polycarbonate Sheeting and bars plus accessories.

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    As Stockholder Stockists we Regularly Supply to the whole of the South and South East including

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    We Commonly Service other counties such as Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk Norfolk .

    We can also deliver country-wide and will export goods upon request.

    Please feel free to browse our site with online catalogue to view our range of products including box metal sheeting, roofing products, builder’s merchant products, and cladding materials

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    Scalable platform for business-critical and mission-critical applications

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    FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 3800B

    The FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 3800B is an 8-socket rack server that offers superior performance, reliability and optimized economics for business-critical workloads. Featuring the latest Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family with up to 28 cores per processor and fastest available DDR4 memory modules with 12TB total capacity, the PRIMEQUEST 3800B improves performance for in-memory databases such as SAP HANA and real-time data analytics. Along with uncompromising performance, the PRIMEQUEST 3800B s optimized economics in a compact 5U chassis and advanced RAS features that prevent errors in advance, make it the right choice for demanding corporate databases, in-memory solutions and business-critical applications.

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    FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 2800B3 is an 8-socket rack server with the latest Intel Xeon E7-8800 v4 processor family; it is easy to scale up to 192 cores and enormous 24TB DDR4 main memory. In conjunction with 32 PCIe 3.0 slots and advanced RAS, it is the right choice for demanding databases, in-memory solutions and business-critical applications.

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    FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 2800B2 is an 8-socket rack server with the latest Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3 processor family; it is easy to scale up to 144 cores and 12TB DDR4 main memory. In conjunction with 16 PCIe 3.0 slots and advanced RAS, it is the right choice for demanding databases, in-memory solutions and business-critical applications.

    FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 2800E3

    FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 2800E3 unifies the economic and flexibility benefits of x86 industry standard servers with mission-critical uptime features. Featuring eight of the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v4 product family provided with up to 192 cores and 24TB DDR4 memory, the PRIMEQUEST 2800E3 provides unprecedented performance and memory capacity for demanding solutions. Mission critical features enable for an outstanding platform reliability with innovative error prevention and self-healing capabilities to allow uninterrupted business processes.

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    FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 2800E2 Mission Critical unifies the economic and flexibility benefits of x86 industry standard servers with mission-critical uptime features. Featuring eight of the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v3 product family provided with up to 144 cores and 12TB DDR4 memory, the PRIMEQUEST 2800E2 provides unprecedented performance and memory capacity for demanding solutions. Mission critical features enable for an outstanding platform reliability with innovative error prevention and self-healing capabilities.

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    My wife and I chose Select Solar, to install a photovoltaic (PV) system after lengthy research and talking to other solar installers. What impressed us first was how easy it was to talk with Colin Howe and how knowledgeable he was with the current state of the solar industry. We had two requirements in reducing our electrical cost; find a way to reduce our daily demand and then create supplemental power that we would use in our house and feed back to the local electric grid.

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    America s Best Solar Energy Companies

    Solar Energy has gone from a fringe interest of the environmentally aware, to a viable option in new home construction and renovation. More businesses and government entities are also turning towards solar to power self-contained systems to promote energy reserves on site. Here are the best 15 US solar energy companies today. Some of them are very new, and some have been working with solar technology and construction for well over 30 years.

    15 Best U.S. Solar Energy Companies

    1. Verengo Solar – This one has become one of the top 3 residential solar installing companies in the US just based on market share. It has done so well that there is rumor it is now inviting buyers. Focused on the residential market, Verengo Solar reportedly installed over 12,000 solar units in residences since it opened for business. It is considered to be very friendly to those just beginning to explore solar lifestyles, but also scores well with business and commercial accounts too.

    2. SolarCity – Next on the list is another of the largest residential solar installation companies in the US. What really makes SolarCity a standout in the industry is it also has its own manufacturing division. While they mostly work with residences, they also can provide for government and non-profit purchase, leasing and PPA programs as they can manufacture their panels to fit the order. Their installation and financing abilities also help to make SolarCity one of the best companies to choose to get started with solar in your home or business.

    3. Sungevity – This company really makes the grade for being the pioneers in the US industry in solar leasing. They offer leasing and financing, but they are not dependent on each other. The effect of this model is it allowed for Sungevity to expand to offer solar options in underserved areas by promoting satellite distribution and installation companies under their brand logo. Their leasing has been a hit with residential, PPA and business entities; plus their other services have made them a strong and steady presence in the traditional market, including government and non-profit needs.

    4. SunPower – This company has the distinction of being a worldwide leader in solar cell and module manufacturing, as well as a leading installer of solar equipment. It is a US based company, and their primary focus was on developing the residential market. While focused on home solar use, SunPower also has a very strong commercial arm, which places them in the top 3 of the providers and installers in the 48 states for business and government use. Their product line covers everything from small DIY projects, to home conversions, new construction and corporate installations too.

    5. Sunrun – Sunrun is a relative newcomer to the industry, incorporating in 2007. They currently only serve 11 states, but within those states they have now become one of the largest solar installers. They don t do any manufacturing, but they are leasing and installation specialists. Their contracts are evenly divided over residential, commercial and government contracts. They also are one of the first choices for PPA customers and those just beginning to explore solar power.

    6. RGS Energy – RGS Energy is a division of Real Goods Solar. Real Goods Solar is the 5 th largest US residential solar installation company. Their RGS Energy division is their latest innovation to bring their products to more residences, businesses and other PPA customers. They offer both leasing and financing. RGS has been serving customers for over 35 years and are considered one of the pioneers in making solar energy a viable alternative for private homes and businesses.

    7. OneRoof Energy – One of the newer companies on the market, OneRoof Energy. this company was founded in 2011. They neither make nor sell solar modules, panels or components; they are a bespoke lease agent for other companies. The bonus for their companies is this has allowed them to carve out a niche in leased services and components that let companies and residential customers take the best advantage of industry discounts. They can also bring to an under-served area solar access through their negotiated access.

    8. PetersenDean – PetersenDean started in 1984 and have been one of the primary leaders and innovators in the US solar energy market since. They combine roofing services with solar installation. The solar component is a relatively new addition to their divisions, but their longstanding history in the roofing marker has given them the edge on what different markets need to make solar energy viable. They have a high residential service percentage, but also do commercial work and government contracts too.

    9. Vivint Solar – Right on the heels of PetersenDean is Vivint Solar. They don t have a roofing division but have divisions devoted to home security and automation. Like PetersenDean they have launched into the solar market by making the best use of their knowledge of residential and commercial needs. As of 2013, they were ranked 2 nd in the nation as a provider of solar installation. They do installation and lease products, sell components but do no manufacturing of their own. They serve residential, business and government agencies through direct sales, leasing and PPA agreements.

    10. Horizon Solar Power – Horizon is an unusual addition to this list as they are mostly centered on the Southern California area. This area does represent one of the highest ratios of solar energy use in the nation. To that end, they are a leading provider of residential solutions. Their focus is on solar inclusion in rehabs, and in new construction. With their unique price agreements with solar module and component manufacturers, they are also the leading provider of discount panels to residential customers.

    11. Solar World USA – SolarWorld is a solar pioneer, one of the world’s largest solar-technology producers and the largest U.S. solar panel manufacturer for 40 years. In its technology, manufacturing, performance, service and environmental track record, the company is a solar industry leader.

    12. Solar Universe – Headquartered in California, Solar Universe has been providing locally owned and operated solar to neighborhoods across the country since 2008 through their locally owned and operated franchise network. They ve developed a unique solar franchise network which brings energy savings to consumers and businesses through our network of locally owned and operated franchises.

    13. First Solar – First Solar is the global leader in photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed, and currently operates many of the world’s largest grid-connected PV power plants in existence. By integrating technologies, services and expertise across the entire solar value chain, First Solar delivers bankable PV energy solutions that enable a world powered by reliable and affordable solar electricity.

    14. Trinity Solar – Trinity Solar is the leading designer and integrator of solar electric systems in the Northeast. Their mission is to provide high-performing, cost-effective, environmentally responsible solutions to address the energy needs of our customers. Trinity has installed over 7,000 solar power systems, grown to over 350 employees, has become the largest solar provider in the Northeast, and is now one of the top ten solar providers in the nation.

    15. Suniva Suniva is the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency, cost-competitive PV solar cells and modules. The company is known worldwide for its high-quality solar products, patented low-cost manufacturing technology, and long-term reliable performance. Our ground-breaking manufacturing process ensures the combination of high power and exceptional value in every product we make, while our research milestones continue to set the standard in the global PV marketplace.

    The common thread with all of these US solar energy companies is they have recognized that there are more places solar can be applied than thought before. The new leasing and discount programs make it easier for residences and businesses to incorporate solar energy in their constructions. Rather than think that houses need to be all solar, there is more drive to put solar assistance in place for existing fossil fuel systems.

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    Does charcoal *really* whiten your teeth?

    Charcoal has quickly become the go-to ingredient to whiten teeth. And if YouTube or Instagram testimonials are anything to go by, the answer to it working is a resounding ‘yes’. But does it really work the miracles that it promises as a natural teeth whitener and is it safe to use? We spoke to dentists Dr Adam Thorne REGENERATE Enamel Science Dental Ambassador and Dr Richard Marques to find out whether charcoal really is an effective teeth whitener and explore whether other natural whitening products actually work.

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    How does charcoal actually work?

    The most effective type of charcoal is the activated form. a reheated, oxidised version of the charcoal that you put on the BBQ. The theory is that activated charcoal has an adhesive quality that binds to everything in its path, such as stains, tartar and bacteria, and works by drawing out and absorbing toxins and chemicals into its millions of tiny pores. Dr Thorne says:

    “Activated charcoal’s enormous surface area is dotted with the numerous nooks and crannies that draw in and trap toxic substances including stains on teeth. It can be brushed on or rinsed around the teeth.”

    But by all means don’t use charcoal from the BBQ, the non-activated form, as it can be toxic, warns Dr Marques.

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    But does charcoal really whiten teeth and is it safe?

    “Charcoal works and is an effective way to help clean and whiten your teeth. It’s one of my top tips on whitening your teeth at home,” says Dr Marques. He recommends using activated charcoal powder, toothpaste or mouthwash.

    However, some dentists warn against using this method of teeth whitening and say that charcoal may lead to enamel deterioration and tooth erosion. According to Dr Adam, there’s actually no evidence to date that activated charcoal does any good for your teeth.

    “I’d be concerned about the potential damage that the grainy, gritty substance can do to your teeth and gums – and like any abrasive, I’d be worried about the effects on the gums and enamel on the teeth. We simply don’t know about the safety and effectiveness of it. If you want a gleaming white smile, I’d always recommend talking to your dentist first about using traditional whitening toothpaste for surface stains or specific whitening treatments for deeper stains or discolouration.”

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    8 myths and facts about natural whitening products

    When it comes to teeth whitening, Brits spend more than 100 million a year on products alone. We all know the usual culprits that stain our teeth, such as smoking, drinking red wine and coffee, but what’s the truth behind natural teeth whitening products?

    1. Strawberries: FACT

    Strawberries have an abundance of a ‘magic’ malic acid, which naturally cleans and whitens the teeth, even though they’re red, advises Dr Marques.

    They do however contain citric acid, which can weaken the surface hardness of your teeth, says Dr Thorne. But the riper the strawberry becomes, the higher the concentration of malic acid compared to the more harmful citric acid. He recommends:

    “So if you use strawberries as a teeth whitener, choose a really ripe strawberry, rub it on your teeth and just like exfoliating the skin, it does remove superficial debris. The malic acid won’t actually break down the stain molecules, but the surface clean gives your teeth a whiter appearance.”

    2. Coconut oil: FACT

    This technique, also known as oil pulling, is likely to lessen the bacterial load in the mouth and has been shown to improve the health of the gums and whiten teeth, says Dr Thorne. “It’s unique because it contains predominantly medium chain fatty acids of which 45 to 50% is auric acid, which has proven anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. Swishing the oil between your teeth can also dislodge and retained food particles.”

    Dr Marques recommends using the oil as a mouthwash for two to three minutes, which will lubricate the teeth and draw out impurities.

    3. Green tea: MYTH

    Green tea will actually stain your teeth, says Dr Thorne.

    “It contains plant compounds, known as tannins, which increase the staining potential. This means it is acidic and will break down the enamel on teeth. Once enamel is broken down, pigmented molecules can attach to your teeth easily, and this, of course, leads to stains.”

    4. Baking soda: FACT

    Baking soda is a natural teeth whitener, says Dr Marques. It can help to whiten teeth through its alkaline cleansing action, and is now included in many toothpastes. He suggests mixing a quarter of a teaspoon of baking soda with water and applying this to your teeth with your toothbrush.

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    5. Salmon: MYTH

    Salmon can’t actually whiten your teeth, although Dr Thorne recommends eating it to keep your teeth healthy. He explains:

    “Salmon is a good ‘white food’ (i.e. it can be eaten after whitening), and it also contains calcium and vitamin D, which is good for healthy teeth and bones.”

    6. Apples: FACT

    Apples, much like strawberries, contain malic acid, and along with their abrasiveness can help to whiten teeth. Dr Thorne says:

    “The mildly acidic nature and stringent quality of apples, combined with their rough, fibre-rich flesh, could help cleansing and brightening of teeth.”

    7. Lemon juice: MYTH AND FACT

    Citrus is cleansing and can help to maintain white teeth, says Dr Marques. But using lemon juice actually isn’t recommended as it’s very damaging to the tooth surface and can lead to increased sensitivity and staining as the enamel is worn away, advises Dr Thorne:

    “Lemon juice has been mixed with baking soda as a home-made whitening paste. But lemon juice is very acidic causing enamel erosion and the baking soda is very abrasive causing tooth wear.”

    8. Cheese: FACT

    Cheese can mechanically clean teeth. as it’s a natural cleanser, says Dr Marques. It has the added bonus of strengthening the tooth enamel and structure due to it being high in calcium. But opt for hard cheeses, such as cheddar, and be careful of blue and soft cheeses, which can cause breath odour, he advises.

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    Pelvic floor training in pregnancy could help prevent the need for –


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    Pelvic floor training in pregnancy could help prevent the need for ‘barbaric’ vaginal mesh surgery

    Research Fellow in Women s Health, University of Exeter

    Research Fellow in Women s Health, University of Exeter

    Disclosure statement

    Victoria Salmon is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) professional network. Victoria receives funding from the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.

    Rachel Jarvie receives funding from the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.

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    Exercises can help women’s pelvic floor health during pregnancy and after birth. COLLATERAL/www.shutterstock.com

    For millions of women, childbirth is a somewhat daunting yet thoroughly rewarding process. In the western world, many years of medical research and professional experience mean that women have access to expert care before, during and after birth. However, there is still one matter that is not being addressed enough during pregnancy: pelvic floor health. Women often do not realise, and are not properly informed, that something can be done to reduce the risks of pelvic floor problems in pregnancy and after childbirth.

    The pelvic floor muscles lie across the base of the pelvis, supporting and holding the bladder, uterus and bowel in position. They also help to control the bladder and bowel. Pregnancy and childbirth can cause problems such as weakness, overstretching and tears in the pelvic floor muscle, due to increased pressure.

    Weakening or damage may result in inability to control bladder or bowel movements, resulting in incontinence. Muscle weakness can also contribute to pelvic organ prolapse. which is the bulging of one or more of the pelvic organs, such as the uterus, bowel and bladder, into the vagina.

    Urinary incontinence is a common problem, affecting over 5m women in the UK alone. Between 30-50% of women will experience some leaking of urine during or after pregnancy. And, according to one study, up to three out of four women still experience symptoms 12 years after giving birth .

    Incontinence can make women feel shame and embarrassment. which stops them from seeking help. It is normalised in UK society, with many women believing that incontinence is an unavoidable consequence of having children, further stopping them from accessing treatment. They are exposed to media images of female incontinence as normal and inevitable: young women are portrayed as accepting the condition in adverts for absorbent products, accompanied by tag lines such as “Oops moments happen. C’est la vie .”

    Prevention rather than treatment

    When women do seek help for pelvic floor problems they are offered treatment according to the severity of their symptoms. Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is a first line treatment. PFMT involves pulling up the pelvic floor muscles by pretending to hold in wee or stopping passing wind. The muscles can be strengthened by regularly doing a series of long and short holds. For example, squeezing these muscles slowly ten times in a row, then doing ten fast squeezes and repeating this three times per day.

    In more severe cases, surgery may be offered, which can include insertion of mesh through the vagina, to provide extra support when repairing weakened or damaged tissue.

    However, vaginal mesh surgery has more problems than benefits. It has been called “barbaric” and recently led to more than 800 women suing the NHS over complications with it such as permanent pain, and an inability to walk, work or have sex.

    So why aren’t we focusing more on women’s pelvic floor health in pregnancy, to try to avoid these conditions developing?

    Evidence shows that PFMT can help prevent and treat incontinence in pregnant women or women who have recently given birth. In fact, research has found that women having their first baby who performed PFMT were about 30% less likely to experience incontinence up to six months after delivery. There is also increasing evidence that PFMT may prevent symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse and could reduce the uptake of further treatment.

    UK guidelines for antenatal care recommend midwives offer information about pelvic floor exercises at a pregnant woman’s first appointment. However, for PFMT to be effective it needs to be delivered through a structured, supervised training programme. Simply giving out information on its own is rarely enough to support people to carry on exercising long term.

    Women have reported that the information they received about PFMT in pregnancy was insufficient. and they weren’t told about the importance of pelvic floor health. They did not understand why they had to do the exercises or how to do them correctly. The information was not clearly linked to the role of the muscles in reducing the risk of incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse so many women did not think PFMT was worth doing.

    Evidently, more could and should be done to improve the quality and delivery of PFMT information during the antenatal period. Incontinence and prolapse do not need to be taboo, but nor should they be normalised as part of the consequences of childbirth and pregnancy.

    PFMT during pregnancy presents an opportunity to prevent long-term, debilitating pelvic health problems and may reduce the need for further medical or surgical intervention. But for this to happen, women need to understand the benefits, know how to do it and feel that PFMT is realistic and doable in their daily lives.


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