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Amy Hudak Moves to Weeknights at WHAG

Amy-Hudak-Web-Photo_April-2014Amy Hudak has been named co-anchor for the WHAG evening news.

Hudak had been anchoring mornings for the Hagerstown, MD, NBC affiliate since July 2013.

“It’s a bittersweet day for me as I anchor my last morning show at WHAG,” she wrote on her facebook page. “The good news is that I am not going anywhere! I am staying with WHAG, just transitioning to the evenings.”

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How To Fight Tax Levies: Wall and Associates, Inc. Explains

The tax relief professionals at Wall and Associates, Inc. know that facing a tax levy can be a frightening and stressful experience. You may feel like you’ve been forced into a desperate financial situation and that you have no way out. But the reality is that tax resolution experts can help you get your head above water and resolve your situation with the IRS through skillful, experienced negotiation.
Tax levies are a way for the IRS to address your back tax debt when you have failed to pay what you owe. A tax levy is an asset or income seizure placed upon you by the IRS as the result of delinquent or outstanding tax debt.
When the IRS begins to initiate the tax levy, they will analyze your assets, income and personal property and gauge the best route to take to recover what you owe. Unfortunately, going after your cash is likely the first option they will try.
You will not receive notice from the IRS when they take money from your account. In fact, you may not find out until you go to withdraw money and find that your account has been depleted. Read more

Smart Payment Plan on Boosting Your Credit Score: Make Smaller Payments on Payday

Your credit score can mean the difference between a great rate on a car loan and lousy one, notes the team at Smart Payment Plan, a bill paying service that lets you pair smaller payments to your paychecks. While plenty of people know that a three-digit number guides their financial lives, few understand what goes into it and how they can make it better.

Credit score companies do use a bit of a magic formula to determine each person’s score. But, once you understand the basics of what makes up your score, you can take action to improve it and to improve your overall financial wellbeing. Read more

With TAVI, the Future of Heart Surgery is Here: Dr. Cesar Yepes Explains

For cardiologist Dr. Cesar Yepes, the future of heart surgery is now. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation, otherwise known as TAVI, is a revolutionary new procedure that is offered to individuals who are not good candidates for open heart surgery or are considered to be high-risk patients. With specialties in interventional and non-invasive cardiology, including transthoracic and trans esophageal echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, Dr. Yepes has shared his expert perspective on why this new procedure should be embraced.

Though still fairly new to the medical field, TAVI is a great option for candidates with aortic estenosis, according to Dr. Yepes. These patients tend to be older, between the ages of 70 and 80, when traditional open heart procedures are deemed to be too risky. The American Heart Association notes that while the procedure can be expensive, obtaining financial assistance is possible, as the procedure is available for those who are on Medicare and Medicaid. Read more

Rick Vanzura Shares the Traits of Effective Leaders

For business veterans such as Rick Vanzura, leadership is not as simple as many people perceive it to be. Success in business today requires effective leadership. Without this fundamental component, any business is going to end up dead in the water. But the truth is that there is no one right way to successfully manage a company and its employees. Enduring managerial proficiency can only come through an adaptable approach at every stage.

“Style matters much less than substance. If a leader can articulate a clear vision and consistent set of principles, then follow-through on those principles and commitments, he or she is a long way down the road toward being effective,” Vanzura explains.

A recent post by staffing firm Medix sheds light on the importance of flexibility within leadership style. The company has worked with multiple businesses of various sizes and industries since its founding. What their team has learned is that stylistic variance within leadership is not necessarily a negative. In fact, making a productive change within leadership could drastically improve the potential for business success. Read more

Meteorologist Danny Treanor Returns to Orlando TV

danny treanorVeteran meteorologist Danny Treanor is returning to Orlando television as a freelance meteorologist for WKMG, the Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker reports:

The invitation to fill in at WKMG was welcome, Treanor said, because he has been friends with chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells for nearly 15 years.

“We live in the same area of town and attend the same church,” Treanor said. “Additionally, I have many friends and former co-workers at Local 6, including Lisa Bell and Julie Broughton, along with producers and photographers.” Treanor called it “a treat to be working with some wonderful friends.”

WKMG viewers will see Treanor for the first time on June 2, when he fills in for Sorrells at 5, 6, 7 and 11 p.m.

Treanor is a former meteorologist for WFTV and News 13 Orlando.

Prevent Aging Before You Get Wrinkles Say Skin Care Experts At BellaVei

Contrary to popular belief, BellaVei skincare says that anti-aging practices should begin in your 20s.
Dermatologists say that skin looks more youthful and radiant in your 20s and requires a minimal number of products for a healthy, natural glow. According to dermatologist Maritza Perez, “Aging is a chronological process. When we are in our 20s, our skin is plump, lustrous, healthy and resilient. Your skin is very elastic so if you pinch yourself it bounces right back. As you age, you stop producing collagen, elastin and proteoglycans and glucosaminoglycans.”

But there are still a lot of misconceptions about caring for your skin in your 20s. Many women think that if they don’t see a problem, there is nothing to address. The fact that many anti-aging products are targeted to women over 40 doesn’t help. BellaVei contends that by the time signs of aging show up on your face, the damage has already been done.
New York-based dermatologist Anne Chapas, Director of Union Square Laser Dermatology, says this is a huge mistake. “It’s never too soon to be proactive about taking care of your skin,” says Chapas. “I truly believe that the health habits that begin in the 20s can make a big difference in the skin health and appearance later in life.” Read more

Taglit Birthright Israel Trip: An Adventure Guaranteed to Have Lasting Impact

According to Rabbi and Jewish scholar Mahir Reiss, having the opportunity to take a Taglit Birthright Israel trip is a once in a lifetime adventure. Not only does it teach the young people more about their religion, it enables them to get up close and personal with it in a life-changing way. Here, Rabbi Mahir Reiss shares some of the reasons why young people should consider going on the Taglit Birthright trip.

This is not simply an adventure in Israel, Rabbi Reiss explains. Though the voyage is exciting and the participants enjoy themselves immensely, it is meant to be an educational and spiritual experience. The mission of the Taglit Birthright Israel organization is to strengthen the Jewish identity and their communities, the organization’s website explains. This is done by providing young Jewish people ages 18 to 26 with the opportunity to enjoy a ten day experience through Israel.

According to the organization’s website, more than 350,000 people have been able to take advantage of the trip and visited Israel. The trip was originally offered only to college students in the U.S. and Canada; however, it has become so popular since its debut in 1999, that now the trip is offered to people in 64 countries and the organization has expanded the age requirement. Read more

Mike Landess to Retire From Denver’s KMGH

mike landessAfter 50 years in broadcasting, Mike Landess has announced his retirement from Denver ABC affiliate KMGH. He will officially sign off as the station’s primary anchor later this year.

“7NEWS will miss the warm and wonderful presence Mike has provided each and every night. I am grateful for his service to our newsroom,” KMGH news director Jeff Harris said in a statement. “We are all indebted to him, his professionalism, and his credibility.”

Landess has anchored KMGH’s evening newscasts since 2002. He has previously worked at KUSA in Denver, WXIA in Atlanta, WTTG in Washington, D.C., WFAA in Dallas and WKYC in Cleveland.

“The credibility and commitment Mike brings to this newsroom helped 7NEWS develop into one of the most honored and respected TV newsrooms in the country,” KMGH vice president and general manager Byron Grandy said.

Diversified Consultants: Overhaul TCPA to Reduce Inefficiencies

Like many other companies, Diversified Consultants has to operate despite a sometimes-onerous burden of regulation upon their business models.

In response to a public perception that so-called “robo-dialers” had gone too far in removing the human element from contacting prospective voters and debtors, in 1991 President George H.W. Bush signed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) into law, an amendment to the Communications Act of 1934.

The TCPA restricts solicitation via telephone and the use of automated telephone equipment— in particular the use of automatic dialing systems, artificial or prerecorded voice messages, SMS text messages, and fax machines. Several technical requirements for fax machines, autodialers, and voice messaging systems specified by the law principally consist of provisions requiring identification and contact information of the entity using the device to be available to the consumer. Read more