Latest on National Association of Realtors’ Legal Battle

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Department of Justice Law 2019-10-25 Seth Welborn Share Save Latest on National Association of Realtors’ Legal Battle Previous: Mobile Application Debuted by DocMagic Next: Firm Serving Default Industry Honored The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Department of Justice has responded to the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) motion for dismissal of the antitrust cases currently lobbied against it. According to NAR in May, the case misrepresents NAR’s rules, “which have long been recognized by the courts across the country as protecting consumers and creating competitive, efficient markets that benefit home buyers and sellers.”Among the case rulings NAR has moved to dismiss is 2008’s U.S. v. National Association of Realtors. According to DOJ’s response to the motion, NAR inaccurately portrays the “express permission” that DOJ provided its MLS compensation rules in the settlement.“In that case, the United States did not examine the rest of NAR’s policies, including those at issue here, and therefore those policies simply were not subjected to antitrust scrutiny,” the statement reads. “Importantly, those other policies were in no sense analyzed and found consistent with antitrust laws.” “It’s hard enough to get a dismissal on an antitrust lawsuit anyway but, with the Department of Justice weighing in like that, there’s no way,” Rob Hahn, a managing partner at real estate consultancy 7DS Associates said on Forbes. “The thing is, you read between the lines, and I get the strong feeling that if the DOJ were to look at [the 2008 case] today, chances are they’re not going to come out with positive, glowing reviews of the current compensation rules.”Forbes reports that Mantill Williams, NAR’s VP of communications, says the group stands by its interpretation of the 2008 settlement.“The MLS system promotes a pro-consumer, pro-competitive market for home buyers and sellers, contrary to the claims of these class-action attorneys,” Williams said. “We believe we have always accurately described the implications of the consent decree we agreed to in 2008. Regardless, the MLS system creates competitive, efficient markets that benefit home buyers and sellers as well as small business brokerages.” Home / Daily Dose / Latest on National Association of Realtors’ Legal Battle Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Tagged with: Department of Justice Law About Author: Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News October 25, 2019 2,560 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Deputy McConalogue calls on Minister Quinn to meet with SUSI officials

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ By News Highland – November 21, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Previous articleTwo men arrested in relation to David Black murderNext article2.7 magnitude earthquake recorded off coast of Donegal News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Twitter WhatsApp News Donegal North-East Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said it is ‘extremely worrying’ that the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has no plans to meet with SUSI officials face-to-face.The Fianna Fáil Education Spokesperson says it comes in the wake of the failure of the Minister to express confidence in the Dail that the tens of thousands of students waiting on grant approval will receive it before Christmas.Questioning Minister Quinn in the Dáil, Deputy McConalogue expressed concern that the Minister is relying on unrealistic targets and still refuses to take a hands-on approach.And he said he doesn’t think the grants will be processed by the end of the year…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/cmcc.mp3[/podcast] Deputy McConalogue calls on Minister Quinn to meet with SUSI officials Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Are you a superhero of your money?

first_img 94SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Watching your favorite TV money reporter comment on company earnings or predict the next collapse or even explain away why the market fell 100 points does nothing to further or support your financial knowledge or your financial success. Yes, it might FEEL like you’ve gained insight and information, but sorry, you might as well have spent the time watching reruns of Batman or Superman (of course I am referring to the Adam West and George Reeves versions).Tracking stocks, timing the market, attempting to find the right book or strategy that will provide you zero risk-big return investments is rooted in completely fantastical thinking. Put these so-called strategies in the same category as “How to Win the Lottery” and “Making Big Money in Real Estate” where only the writers of books, newsletters and the talking heads on the screen are the winners. It’s fair to say that hidden forces are manipulating your sensibilities.If there’s any doubt about the magnetic draw of magical solutions, look at the overwhelming success of the Superhero movies. The answers to salvation lie with those who fly, are blessed with supernatural powers and lots of nifty gadgets. continue reading »last_img read more

COLUMN: Upcoming game vs. UCLA will show USC basketball’s worthiness

first_imgUSC men’s basketball’s win over UCLA at home last month prompted nothing short of euphoria for Trojan hoops fans. It was the perfect storm: Not only had the Trojans toppled their archrivals, but it was also the fourth straight win over UCLA, a top 10 team with national championship aspirations. Coupled with football’s back-to-back blowout wins over the Bruins in 2015 and 2016, the win marked a sudden spike in interest in men’s basketball, a spike high enough to garner a rarely seen sellout crowd of 10,258 at the Galen Center. Given the state of the two programs — USC is up-and-coming and still trying to find consistent footing in the Pac-12, while UCLA is stacked with talent across the board — it is a little strange how dominant the Trojans have been over their crosstown rivals; if they beat the Bruins on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, they will have their longest win streak over UCLA since 1943. But anyone expecting it to be a breeze should be forewarned. The Bruins seem to have awoken and rediscovered that they are, indeed, good at basketball — and it might have been the Trojans’ win last month that provided the spark.Since losing 84-76 to USC on Jan. 25, the Bruins have cruised past four opponents — they blew out Washington State and Oregon State, dropped 107 points on Washington and followed it up by toppling No. 5 Oregon — climbing back to the No. 6 ranking nationally.“The USC game kind of woke us up, put us back in [our] place and we’ve been playing better basketball ever since,” UCLA freshman guard Lonzo Ball told the Los Angeles Times. Their win over the Ducks last Thursday did enough to quiet any doubters about whether the Bruins were ranked too high. They overcame a 19-point deficit, with their dynamic offense (which averages 91.9 points per game and leads all of college basketball) roaring to life and young phenoms from Aaron Holiday to Ball stepping up and hitting clutch shots. It was Ball who iced the game with an insane, Steph Curry-like step-back 3-pointer from well beyond the arc, the kind of shot that makes you wonder how it’s fair for a 19-year-old to do these things with a basketball.Two days later, USC had its chance at Oregon at the Galen Center, but couldn’t pull off the upset despite taking a brief lead in the second half and keeping the score close down the stretch. While the Trojans losing to a better team was no surprise, the way they lost was more noteworthy. They shot themselves in the foot, committing 17 turnovers, missed open shots and couldn’t seem to inbound the ball properly. Their respective results against Oregon are indicative of what sets USC and UCLA apart right now. The Bruins have a stockpile of NBA-caliber talent, capable of unleashing an offensive tirade at any moment, while the Trojans have a strong roster — albeit nowhere near the talent that UCLA possesses — but lack in consistency and experience.In a few ways, any hype that USC now “owns” UCLA in basketball is a bit overblown. Their 3-0 season sweep over the Bruins last season came in a down year for the school in Westwood, a campaign that saw UCLA drop five straight games late in the season and missed the NCAA Tournament entirely after two straight appearances in the Sweet Sixteen. This was a team with Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton doing everything, a team that didn’t yet have top recruits TJ Leaf or Ball or a more-developed Holiday. Now, this is a team leading the nation in scoring with six players averaging double figures, shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from 3-point range. Those are monster stats, by any account.That’s not to say the Trojans should be discredited for their recent stretch of success against UCLA, especially the home win last month that is arguably the biggest in head coach Andy Enfield’s tenure to date. They executed to perfection, spreading the floor, knocking down shots and stifling the Bruins’ dynamic offense with a zone defense that prevented big men Thomas Welsh and Leaf from making an impact. They also forced 17 turnovers from UCLA, including seven from Ball alone, as the freshman star could not make his usual impact.We’ll find out on Saturday if the Bruins adjust, or if the Trojans are simply their Achilles’ heel. We’ll see if the Trojans learned from their mistakes against Oregon, if they can get through this brutal stretch of conference play — they face No. 5 Arizona next Thursday to wrap up three consecutive games against top-10 opponents — with at least one statement win.It would not be a shocker if the Trojans suffer a blowout loss on Saturday against a hungry, rolling Bruins squad that won’t be as lackluster and careless as it was at the Galen Center last month. But, just as that game was a pleasant surprise, this one could be too. In the long run, this matchup doesn’t mean a lot. Both teams will probably make the NCAA Tournament: UCLA as a high seed who some will pick to win it all in their brackets, USC as a lower seed aiming to catch fire and make a run up the bracket. Nonetheless, it is USC versus UCLA, a rivalry no matter the sport or scenario. And though UCLA looks better on paper and USC’s recent edge in the crosstown matchup may not be that relevant, we know this to be true: The Bruins don’t run L.A. hoops — at least, until they can beat the Trojans. Eric He is a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also an associate managing editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Grinding Gears,” runs on Fridays.last_img read more

Report: Kings coach Luke Walton being sued for alleged sexual assault

first_imgBy Jason Anderson | The Sacramento BeeNew Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton is accused of sexually assaulting a female sports reporter in Southern California before he was the Los Angeles Lakers head coach while he was a Golden State Warriors assistant coach, according to multiple reports Monday night.No record of the lawsuit could be found Monday night.TMZ reported Kelli Tennant, a former Spectrum SportsNet television host in Los Angeles, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging Walton, then Golden …last_img read more

Trailblazer: Taddy Blecher

first_imgFounder: CIDA City CampusWhy is Taddy a Trailblazer?Taddy founded CIDA City Campus, the first “virtually free” South African university, offering a business degree to deserving youngster who would otherwise not be able to afford it, either because of insufficient money or poor marks coming out of high school.Two weeks before emigrating, Taddy turned down a R1.3-million salary and decided to stay in the country and help uplift South African youth.Through CIDA, thousands of young people who would have otherwise ended up with nothing to do in the townships or worked manual jobs which pay minimal wages are now properly qualified to gain better employment opportunities and earning capacity.The mindset that motivated Taddy to found CIDA was to show young people that they have value and meaning. He believes that if you give people responsibility and the opportunity to prove their strength, they can build themselves up.In his own words .“If we just do one thing and regard every person on the streets of our country as our real diamonds, not what we’ve mined underground; if we look at the brilliance and genius that sit in our young people, and if we love them enough and care enough about them and really actually be sensible about our future, we would be putting everything we could into giving those young people the opportunity for a brilliant future.”Fast FactsThrough CIDA City Campus, 35 000 people who would have been on the streets are now, between them, earning around R187-million in annual salaries.So far, 850 CIDA students have graduated with a business degree, 803 students have trained as IT engineers, 1 500 have been trained as call centre agents, and 600 students have trained to go into banking and other industries.The fees that students pay at CIDA are approximately 4% of the cost of going into a traditional university.In 2002, Taddy received the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award from the World Economic Forum. He was recognised as one of 100 young people round the world, under the age of 37, who are making an exceptional contribution toward “making a better world”.CIDA City campus has been visited and is supported by international leaders, businessmen and celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama.How can I help?Companies can contribute by backing the university financially or on a training/ project base. For more information, visit CIDA City Campus.Story published on SAinfo on 5 August 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

Installing a Ductless Minisplit System

first_imgWhen the boiler is not firing, it loses heat up the chimney flue and off the boiler itself as it cools down. Our boilers here are sidewall-vented (don’t do this with oil, it’s a black mess on your exterior wall around the vent) and so may not be losing as much as if they might if vented vertically up a chimney — but here I speculate.The boiler, DHW tank, and the uninsulated heating piping all reside in the basement.On Martha’s Vineyard it is common to put fiberglass batts in the basement ceiling (the first-floor framing) and leave the basement walls themselves uninsulated. A basement like this can take all the heat loss you can throw at it. Heat goes into the ground and into the outdoors above grade. An 8-inch-thick concrete wall with an air film on the inside has a thermal resistance (R-value) of about 1.5, which is halfway between a single-glazed and a double-glazed window.Right around Christmas, the basement was 59°F, which feels fairly temperate. Just before Christmas, we installed a Fujitsu 12RLS single-zone minisplit heat pump in our living area. (More on that in a bit.) The Island Cohousing houses were designed to have heat and domestic hot water (DHW) supplied by an oil-fired boiler. (Time for a pedantic distinction: a furnace heats air and blows it around a house, and a boiler heats water which is pumped around the house).They chose a pretty good boiler: a German Buderus G115. The two-bedroom houses got two heating zones’ worth of fin-tube baseboard heat, one zone per floor level. The three- and four-bedroom houses have a third zone, for the first floor ell.When this boiler was specified, it used the smallest oil burner nozzle available, rated at 0.5 gallon/hour, and therefore its heating output was about 70,000 BTU/hour. (For geeks: this is higher than you’d think, because the nozzle is rated for an oil pressure of 100 psi, and the burner on this boiler is running at 150 psi, which means it bumps the nozzle flow up to about 0.6 gallon/hour.) A small house in a mild climateI’ve previously noted that these aren’t superinsulated houses, but they’re relatively small houses — 1,166 square feet to 1,800 square feet — and are located in a mild climate. So the design load of our house is about 22,000 BTU/hour. So on the coldest night of the year, the boiler only needs to run about 1/3 of the time. On an average winter day, it may run about half of that, and in the shoulder seasons, even less. BLOGS BY MARC ROSENBAUM Minisplit Heat Pumps and Zero-Net-Energy HomesPractical Design Advice for Zero-Net-Energy HomesTwo Years With a Minisplit Heat PumpAn Induction Cooktop for Our KitchenSeasonal Changes in Electrical LoadsGetting into Hot Water — Part 1Getting into Hot Water — Part 2Getting into Hot Water — Part 3Getting into Hot Water — Part 4Basement Insulation — Part 1Basement Insulation — Part 2 A new ductless minisplitNow let’s compare with the energy used by the minisplit heat pump.I’ll say more about the technology in another post, but the short story is that the Fujitsu is an air-source heat pump, which uses electrical energy to operate a compressor to extract heat from the outdoor air and deliver it to the inside of the house.It takes no special genius to get heat to go from hot to cold, but the other way around is harder. Your refrigerator is a heat pump, using electricity to take heat from inside the cold refrigerator compartment and dump it into your warmer house.The Fujitsu heat pump delivers warm air from a unit high on the the living wall. The hunky looking white pipe in the photo below contains the refrigerant lines and wire that connect the indoor and outdoor units. (Normally this would be outside but the gutter interfered…) RELATED ARTICLES GBA Encyclopedia: Ductless Minisplit Heat PumpsNew Englanders Love Heat PumpsJust Two Minisplits Heat and Cool the Whole House Will Minisplits Replace Forced-Air Heating and Cooling Systems?Heating a Tight, Well-Insulated HouseDuctless Minisplit Performance During Cold WeatherReport on Our Ductless Minisplit Heat PumpLoving My MinisplitsAir-Source or Ground-Source Heat Pump?Are Seven Heads Better Than Three? Monitoring the oil boiler run-timeWe operated the boiler without using the second-floor heating zone and relied on the heat from the first floor rising by natural convection up the stairs to the bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. These rooms ran 2-4°F cooler than the main level.For a week in early February, I turned the heat pump off and used the oil boiler again, so I could get some good data on burner run-time and oil usage. During this week it averaged about freezing outdoors, and from my burner run-time I figured we used just over 2.5 gallons/day of fuel oil. Some of this was for DHW, but less than would be indicated by the roughly 0.6 gallon/day we measured when the boiler only ran for DHW.The reason is that when making only DHW, the boiler would run for about 20+ minutes every 8 to 9 hours, because it had cooled off in the interval and first had to heat its own water storage and cast-iron mass up to temperature before it could effectively heat the DHW.Once the DHW tank thermostat was satisfied, the oil burner turned off, stranding all that heat in the boiler, there to cool off to the flue and the basement. When the boiler was making heat also, it never cooled off for very long, so it didn’t use as much energy to make the DHW. Interpreting the dataThe image below is a snapshot of the burner state from 6:00 a.m. one morning to 6:00 a.m. the next morning. The boiler fires pretty often, on for a couple of minutes then off for 6 or 7 minutes.At about 3:00 p.m. and again about 10 hours later, there is a long cycle, about 13 minutes, for DHW. A little after 11:00 a.m., the boiler stops firing for heat — most likely a sunny day.It picks up again around 6:00 p.m., then it’s off a bit after 8:00 p.m. It looks like we turned the thermostat down, because the boiler doesn’t fire again for heat until the wee hours. Marc Rosenbaum is director of engineering at South Mountain Company on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. He writes a blog called Thriving on Low Carbon. Ductless minisplits are energy misersWe’ve heated the house (with the exception of the ell, which we keep closed off from the house, and which seems to run at basement-like temperatures without direct heating) for a bit over three months now with the heat pump.When the heat pump was installed, I had the electrician wire an old-fashioned electromechanical electric meter in line with the heat pump so I could see how much energy it was using. I’ve been reading the meter at least once daily.On the coldest day, we used almost 21 kWh. On mild days more recently, we use as little as 3 or 4 kWh. During similar temperatures as occurred during the week we ran the oil boiler, the minisplit has used 12-13 kWh/day. Converting that to BTU gives a daily input of around 43,000 BTU.The oil boiler was using 290,000 BTU, remember? How can the heat pump be over 6 1/2 times better?Well, for one thing, the reason we use heat pumps is that they use one unit of electrical energy to move more than one unit of “free” energy in the outdoor air. This ratio is the Coefficient of Performance (COP), and higher is better. The Fujitsu is probably operating at a COP of 3 or more. So the energy input into the house might be 130,000 BTU or even more per day. Plus, the heat pump is not heating the basement or losing energy up a flue.So we’ve gone from a cost of over $8 per day for heat, to $2.25 per day. And we’re heating to slightly higher temperatures, for reasons that need to be left to another post! During this week, we used somewhat over 2 gallons of oil daily for heat. That is perhaps 290,000 BTU per day input energy. (N.B.: Disclaimer — I’m really fond of Marc’s Sloppy Mathâ„¢. I don’t care much about 2% accuracy. Most useful conclusions and design directions can be made with 10% accuracy. I am good about getting the decimal point in the correct location, which comes from using a slide-rule back in the Stone Age.) The boiler is keeping our basement warmOn the morning of December 26th, we turned the thermostats controlling the oil boiler down to the minimum setting so the heat pump could do all the heating work, and then the boiler only fired to make DHW.I put a Hobo state data-logger on the oil burner. This nifty instrument shows when the burner is on and when it is off — it logs its “state.”When the boiler was operating to make heat and DHW, I saw it run between 3 and 6+ hours daily. When the boiler operated only to make DHW, its operating time dropped to about one hour per day.In what I recall to be little over a week, the basement temperature dropped about 10°F, to below 50°F. The difference was all the heat not being lost from the boiler and the heat distribution piping. Brrrr.last_img read more

Legal Marketing: Tips for Landing Video Projects with Law Firms

first_imgLooking to land more corporate clients for your video production projects? Consider learning the ins and outs of legal marketing.Cover image via AMCCorporate video is a well-covered subject on the PremiumBeat blog, as it’s a fantastic way for video pros to make money while honing their skills. One of the more lucrative spaces within the corporate video world is legal marketing. Law firms vary in size, but as a whole, they represent a huge industry in the United States and abroad.With increasing competition and the new age of digital distribution, legal marketing is becoming more of a focus for even the “stuffiest,” most traditional legal institutions. This means video production is fast becoming an in-demand service, which can be quite profitable.Let’s explore some of the types of video projects that exist in the field, as well as how you can distinguish yourself and your brand to land some remunerative clients.Landing Page FilmsImage via WordstreamLaw firms are built to be trustworthy and reliable. Of course, by their nature, they can also be very slow moving and conservative in terms of marketing, branding, and embracing new technologies. This is especially true for the larger firms that deal work with the largest of clients.However, even the giant institutions are finally coming around to the age of the internet, and, as such, are embracing their websites and web presences to a much larger degree. For video professionals, this can be a good thing.Most mainstream brands, which have been closer to the forefront of building their online footprints, have already done years of work in video projects. For law firms finally catching up to the curve, many are just now looking to define their video brands.A smart first step (which can result in years of additional projects) is to work with law firms to produce their brand identity or website landing page films.These are the videos which will appear on their website homepage, often used as a catch-all identity, recruitment, sales pitch video which leads a visitor into how to connect with the firm and learn more.If you can get your foot in the door to produce a landing page video for a firm, you can position yourself as the firm’s de-facto video producer of record to further define their brand and work on all additional video projects in the future.Client TestimonialsVideo via Crisp VideoLaw firms have also been less advertising and marketing-based in general because they traditionally rely more on personal relationships, recommendations, and word of mouth. If a firm services a person or client well, they are recommended and passed along to others.From a video production standpoint, this can be another lucrative avenue for work. Client testimonials are a great way to give these recommendations (or “testimonials”) a polished look, and the final product is incredible shareable.Award VideosAward videos are another path to working with major law firms, as the legal industry is known for honoring itself every year with different awards, recognitions, and lifetime achievement ceremonies. In the past, a quick slideshow may have sufficed, but modern award ceremonies most always include video tributes to honorees.Don’t think of these as “minor” projects with smaller budgets — think of them as perfect foot-in-the-door projects which can provide an inroad to legal marketing.They also usually all need to be uniquely produced and tailored to each individual and ceremony, which can be a steady stream of work year in and year out.Subject Matter ExplainersMany law firms (and solo practice lawyers) often focus on one main subject of expertise — intellectual property, family divorce, hail damage on cars, etc. In their crowded fields, they must work very hard to brand themselves as the “de-facto expert” on their subject matter.A great way for these lawyers or firms to show their expertise is by producing short, in-depth explainer films in which they offer practical advice on these subjects, while encouraging viewers to contact them for more specific counseling. These can be anything from subject background information, specific client examples, or animated explainer videos.How to Distinguish Your BrandImage via ShutterstockSo, how do you land these legal marketing gigs? Besides doing due diligence in terms of marketing yourself and reaching out to make connections, a good deal of work will need to go into making sure you’re the right person for the project. Here are some key elements you’ll need to define to distinguish your brand.Exude ProfessionalismImage via ShutterstockAbove all, working in legal marketing requires the utmost level of professionalism. If you still operate as a film student or indie startup, law firms are simply not going to give you the time of day. The major, established firms build their reputations on being the epitome of professionalism — it’s how they land those million-dollar retainers. Unless you reflect their professionalism, they won’t let you reflect theirs.“Presentable” Is KeyImage via ShutterstockLaw firms are (usually) not the most fashionable of places. In fact, they’re usually the opposite, as their conservative trustworthiness is reflected in the absence of flash or distraction. While working with lawyers and their clients, you do want to put them in their best light (literally and figuratively), but you will always want to keep everything (yourself included) as straight-laced and presentable as possible.Maintain ConfidentialityImage via Shutterstock A big tenet of the above-mentioned professionalism is a strict adherence to client confidentiality. Along with the external-facing video work, there are ample private and internal video projects in law firms that require 100% contractual confidentiality. Legal matters are not to be taken lightly — if you break confidentiality, you’ll be squarely in the crosshairs of the very people most equipped to notice such things.Have any other tips or tricks for video professionals in legal marketing? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Types of ileostomy

first_imgAlternate NamesIleostomy – types; Standard ileostomy; Brooke ileostomy; Continent ileostomy; Abdominal pouch; End ileostomy; OstomyDescriptionYou had an injury or disease in your digestive system and needed an operation called an ileostomy. The operation changed the way your body gets rid of waste (stool, feces, or poop).Now you have an opening called a stoma in your belly. Waste will pass through the stoma into a pouch that collects it. You will need to take care of the stoma and empty the pouch many times a day.What to Expect at HomeStool that comes from your ileostomy is thin or thick liquid. It is not solid like the stool that came from your rectum. You must take care of the skin around the stoma.You can still do normal activities, such as traveling, playing sports, swimming, doing things with your family, and working. You will learn how to take care of your stoma and pouch as part of your daily routine. Your ileostomy will not shorten your life.What Does an Ileostomy Do? An ileostomy is a surgically made opening on the skin of the belly. An ileostomy replaces the rectum as the place where waste of the digestive system (stool) leaves the body.Usually the colon (large intestine) absorbs most of the water that you eat and drink. With an ileostomy in place, the colon is no longer being used. This means that the stool from your ileostomy has far more liquid than a typical bowel movement from the rectum.advertisementThe stool now comes outfrom the ileostomy and empties into a pouch that is attached to the skin around your stoma. The pouch is made to fit your body well. You must wear it all the time.The waste that collects will be liquid or pasty, depending on what you eat, what medicines you take, and other things. Waste collects constantly, so you will need to empty the pouch 5- 8 times a day.Standard, Brooke, or End IleostomyThe standard ileostomy is the most common kind of ileostomy that is done.The end of the ileum (part of your small intestine) is pulled through the wall of your abdomen.Then it is sewn to your skin.It is normal that the ileostomy bulges out an inch or so. This makes the ileostomy like a spout, and it protects the skin from being irritated from the stool.Most times, the stoma is placed in the right lower part of the belly on a flat surface of normal, smooth skin.Continent Ileostomy (Abdominal Pouch) A continent ileostomy is a different type of ileostomy.With acontinent ileostomy, a pouch that collects waste is made from part of the small intestine. This pouch stays inside your body, and it connects to your stoma through a valve that your surgeon creates. The valve prevents the stool from constantly draining out, so that you usually do not need to wear a pouch.Waste is drained by putting a tube (catheter) through the stoma a few times each day.Continent ileostomies are not done very often anymore. They can cause many problems that need medical treatment, and sometimes they need to be redone.ReferencesAmerican Cancer Institute. Ileostomy guide. Last revised: 03/17/2011. Accessed 07/08/2012.Cima RR, Pemberton JH. Ileostomy, colostomy, and pouches. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtran?s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 113.Review Date:7/1/2012Reviewed By:Joshua Kunin, MD, Consulting Colorectal Surgeon, Zichron Yaakov, Israel. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

9 months agoMan Utd legend Ferdinand defends Ashley over lack of Newcastle transfer spending

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Ferdinand defends Ashley over lack of Newcastle transfer spendingby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has defended Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley over the club’s lack of signings.The BT Sports pundit – who courted controversy by defending the owner last year – gave his verdict on Rafa Benitez’s frustrations and Ashley’s approach.Speaking on the matter, Ferdinand said: “I understand Rafa’s frustrations because as a manager you want the ability to go out and spend money, but they’re not in that position.“At the same time I understand Mike Ashley. Why is he going to spend more and more money – millions and millions of pounds – when he’s actually looking to sell the club? He’s got them to a point now where they’re back in the Premier League and they’re consolidating to a certain extent.“He’s not going to go spend his own money. You wouldn’t go spend your own money now knowing you were trying to sell something unless you knew you were going to get that back.“It’s not easy to sell a football club. He’s got a price and he’s going to wait to get it. He’s spent money at that football club, he’s just not going to spend it at this time. “All these fans, they do dream, and they dream big and I understand that. What are Newcastle’s aims? They can’t be aiming at being a Man Utd or a Man City. They’ve got to aim to be a Bournemouth. They’ve only just started spending. I’m not saying everything they’re doing is correct. What I’m saying is, I think Mike Ashley, you can’t hammer him and say that he should be spending when he wants to sell the club. You wouldn’t spend on your house when you want to sell it.” last_img read more