Saturday, August 25, 2012

Buy Incontinence Underwear

It can be overwhelming and even frightening when someone is first diagnosed with incontinence. Many people assume that the only individuals with incontinence are sick, elderly, and bedridden. However, there are many people who are trying to manage their incontinence while leading their normal lives. The bottom line is that with the help of these underwear an individual can continue working, socializing, and participating in their daily activities.
The key to effectively managing incontinence is to understand what should be considered when you are buying incontinence undergarment. Having the right undergarment will allow anyone with incontinence to continue on with their normal activities while wearing normal clothes with discretion and comfort. Today, manufacturers of adult incontinence products have a wide range of products that anyone can choose from. Here is what you need to know about how to buy incontinence undergarments-
  • Receive a diagnosis - It is crucial to understand that anyone who is experiencing incontinence symptoms should immediately seek out an evaluation by their health care professional. Incontinence is always a medical problem and many times it is brought on by an underlying medical condition. Symptoms of incontinence should never be ignored. Do not let the fear and embarrassment you may feel keep you from seeing your doctor. Keep in mind that there are many different treatments and the more you know about your incontinence the better the decision you can make when buying incontinence underwear. Once you know what type of incontinence that you have and how severe it is you can choose what type of incontinence underwear will work best for you.

  • Do your research - Today; there is no need to go to the local drug or grocery store to find incontinence undergarment. There are many online sites that will allow you to browse, educate yourself, and even sample various types of incontinence undergarment before making a final purchase decision. Best of all, most of these online sites provide detailed resources and helpful staff that can guide you in making your selection. Then when you do find the right incontinence underwear for you it can be shipped directly to your home in discreet packaging.

  • Consider your lifestyle - For some people with incontinence they want incontinence underwear that looks and feels like normal underwear. They want to be able to wear it to the gym and other places without feeling self-conscious. The good news is that this is totally possible. You can choose from a wide range of incontinence undergarment styles that allow you do this and continue on with your normal activities. For others with incontinence they have other medical conditions or mobility issues that will affect how they manage their incontinence. There are styles of incontinence underwear that accommodate these needs as well. If you need incontinence underwear that has tear-away sides or provides a heavier level or protection you can find this type, as well.

  • Understand your needs - Incontinence varies dramatically from person to person. Each individual will need to find out what type of incontinence underwear works best for them. Many people find that they want to boost the effectiveness of their incontinence underwear by wearing an incontinence pad inside. There are certain types of incontinence underwear that come with a pouch that allows the wearer to put in an incontinence pad and then change it when it becomes wet or soiled without having to take off their incontinence underwear. In addition, there are also many styles of reusable incontinence underwear that allow the wearer to wash them and then reuse them. Finally, each person should consider their gender. Today, there are incontinence products for men and incontinence products for women that meet the unique need of each gender.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Letter of Intent in College Sports Recruiting

Recently there have been a lot of news stories about athletes who are involved in college sports recruiting. They are being 'picked up' or signing letters of intent to college teams. Controversy seems to surround some of these events. And, although this is a time of great excitement for most, some athletes are greatly disappointed if things don't work out as they dream they will.
So, the first thing that occurred to me is that I need to know what the word "intent" means and how it applies to college sports recruiting. I looked up the word and found that "intent" is from the Latin word "intentus" meaning an aim, or purpose. "Intent" is a past participle of "intendere"; to intend. This means to me that the word implies there will be an act that will take place soon. Also, noted is "the state of a person's mind that directs his or her actions toward a specific object." A synonym for intent would be aim, plan or plot.
With an understanding of the word, I began to examine what a letter of intent might be used for. In the case of students and colleges, I surmised that a college would want a student to be committed, or locked in to attending. This way the college athletic director could begin to build a team for the next year; actually the next four years and plan a strategy for his teams' success. Likewise, the student could be confident that the college would hold a spot for them. The student would be able to plan the next four years of their education and participation and even look further into the future to professional play. Any reasonable person, no matter which side of the table they are on, would be satisfied that a specific act would be taking place in the very near future. In this case, a college sports recruiting opportunity.
When I read about the young high school basketball player that had been accepted by a Utah university and rejected a few months later, I was disturbed. I thought of my son and his time in high school and how much he loved basketball. I remembered the rare occasion that a fellow team member was being courted by a college. This was a dream come true and a chance of a lifetime. With 700 students in his senior class, one percent was awarded athletic scholarships. What a disaster for the entire family to sign the letter of intent only to have the deal fall through.
Do high school athletes now have to enlist agents or lawyers before signing? Do coaches and parents need to make students aware of the possible withdraw of what they believe to be a promise for their future, and make contingent plans? Will we begin to see lawsuits filed for breach of the college sports recruiting letters of intent? And, how will they be decided?
It seems all the hope and excitement that surrounds the college sports recruiting season will fade into a legal quagmire in the future. The dreams of young athletes lost in the mumbo jumbo of contracts and lawsuits. And, once again the only group that will benefit will be the lawyers. Really, how sad!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Decide What Kind of Visa You Need for China

When you want to stay in China for any period of time you will first need to take care of a few formalities. One of those formalities is applying for a visa for China.
What is a visa for China?
The CVASC describes it as the following:
"Chinese visa is a permit issued by authorities of China in accordance with the laws and regulations of China to a foreign citizen for entry into, exit from or transit through the territory of China."
So to summarize, it is basically permit which is issued by appointed authorities, with which you can legally travel into, exit out of or transit through China. It is required for you to have a Chinese visa if you want to go to China. If you don't have a the document in your passport you will be stopped by customs and will not be allowed to pass through.
So how can I get it?
First you will need to decide what kind of visa you will be needing, as there are several different types of visa's you can apply for. So decide for what purpose you will be going to China and in the list below, find out what type of visa applies to you.
-Tourist and family visit visa is issued to a foreign citizen who comes to China for tourist purposes, family visit or other personal affairs.
-Business Visa is issued to a foreign citizen who is invited to China for visit, research, lecture, business, exchanges in the fields of science, technology, education, culture and sports, or attending various kinds of trade fairs or exhibitions, or short-term study, intern practice for a period of less than 6 months.
-Student Visa is issued to a foreign citizen who comes to China for the purpose of study or advanced study for a period of six or more months.
-Work Visa is issued to a foreign citizen who comes to China to work and his or her accompanying family members, or to give commercial performances in China.
-Transit Visa is issued to a foreign citizen who is to transit through China on his or her way to a third country (or region).
-Crew Visa is issued to crew member performing his/her duties on board an international train, or on an international airline, to a sailor on board an international ocean-liner or freighter, and also to their accompanying family members.
-Journalist Visa is issued to foreign journalists. J-visa has two categories: J-1 and J-2. J-1 is issued to resident foreign journalists in China and their accompanying spouses and under-age children, J-2 to foreign journalists who visit China for temporary news coverage.
-Permanent Residence Visa is issued to a foreign citizen who has been approved by China's public security authority to reside in China permanently.
If you are in doubt on what kind of visa you need, you can contact your local china visa authority for help.
A short example: Let's say you are a student and want to study in Beijing, China for 20 weeks (5 months). Do you apply for a Student visa? No, since you will only be staying there for 5 months you will apply for a Business visa. In order to be eligible for a student visa you need to stay for a period fo 6 months or more.
Each type of visa has it's own forms you need to fill in, please check out the specifics for each one to find out what you need to do to get yours.
Please note that you do not always need a the visa-permit to enter China or transit through China, there are a few exceptions. You do not need to apply for a Chinese visa if:
-You are a citizen of Singapore, Brunei or Japan holding an ordinary passport and are coming to China for family visit, business or transit. Maximum days allowed in China: 15 (If you want to stay longer, you need to apply for a visa)
-You have a confirmed onward ticket and seat on an international flight and will stay no longer than 24 hours in China. In this situation you will not have to apply for a Transit visa.
For more exceptions please go to the CVASC website
You will need to apply for a visa at a local Chinese authority. I greatly recommend you do it at the CVASC. This agency is available in multiple locations over different continents. You can check out which locations they have on their website.
There is a possibility that a location near you is not listed. Then you should find out on the internet where the closest appointed Chinese authority is located.
Once you have decided for what visa you should apply, you should then fill in the forms and apply at the Chinese authority.