Ok, so here’s my top 10 things every guy should have (just in time for the holidays.. you’re welcome ladies!):
Still need more ideas? Here are some: anything to do with GOLF (a gift card?), Play Station Virtual Reality Bundle, a gift card at a men’s clothing store, etc. Men want to look good, feel good, and talk about it. So indulge them, will you?
There you have it. Gift ideas for men. Happy shopping!
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This November, Ontario’s Court of Appeal provided some well-received direction for buyers and sellers of corporations who have to manage the fickle issue of employment during a transaction.
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The infection prevention and control (“IPAC”) craze has had dentists scratching their heads for quite some time wondering where to turn for answers about IPAC, Public Health Ontario (“PHO”) inspections, which of the many IPAC guidelines to follow, how to respond to inspectors, etc. If you’re out of the loop and need to find out more about the “craze” that started last summer, see our previous IPAC blogs by clicking here.
The description of the checklists on the PHO website states:
These checklists were developed to assist public health units and others during IPAC lapse investigations and can be used to conduct inspections, audits and reviews of IPAC programs in dental practice settings.
That’s helpful, right? But it appears that an inspector who comes to your practice may be using these two checklists to assist in ensuring compliance. The language is not definitive and room is left for inspectors to use other documents. What’s more, the checklists reference sources from the RCDSO guidelines and Dispatch articles, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, PHO documents, Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) documents, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents, etc.
So, although instructive on the matter, the new checklists may not be the definitive answer dentists were waiting for about their IPAC obligations!
The RCDSO put out a news release early this month stating that they have worked closely with PHO to develop the new checklists.
The RCDSO also took the opportunity to confirm that the RCDSO has always and continues to suggest that dentists’ professional obligations include
following public health guidelines as well as the recommendations of manufacturers of sterilization and other dental office equipment to ensure patient safety at all times.
They also hint at “potential changes” to the RCDSO Guidelines but confirm that no changes are anticipated until at least the new year.
What’s interesting is that despite recommendation that dentists follow public health guidelines and manufacturer recommendations for sterilization, they also state the current RCDSO guidelines will remain in effect and that “We have had no reports of any dental office that follows the current Guidelines being closed” which is a confusing message to send to dentists.
Right now, dentists don’t know where to turn for authoritative IPAC information. They are pulled in every direction from PIDAC to RCDSO to CDC to CDA – each of which have their own guidelines, recommendations and IPAC documents – some of which are similar but not always the same. And with confusing and contradictory information about which document to follow for proper IPAC measures in their dental practice, no wonder there is so much head scratching going on.
Although not the definitive answer dentists were waiting for, the new checklists are certainly instructive and a step in the right direction. But it is my hope that the PHO and RCDSO continue to collaborate to create a consolidated guideline document for dental practices that will help dentists to easily access one authoritative document and then feel safe and at ease knowing that they are conducting their IPAC using the authoritative guideline on the matter.
In the meantime, dentists should be familiar with both PIDAC and RCDSO guidelines on IPAC. If you are a dentist in Ontario you should absolutely use the new checklists to conduct an internal inspection and to see if your office would comply if an inspector walked into your dental practice today! And be sure to familiarize yourself with the other documents cited in the checklists!
Please note that the information provided herein should not be considered legal advice and is provided for informational and educational purposes only. If you need advice about IPAC at your dental practice, please contact me (Ljubica Durlovska), Jonathan Borrelli, David Mayzel or Michael Carabash. We are your legal dental team.
The Ontario Government has introduced some interesting new sections to the employment law amendments we have been telling you about over the past year.
So everyone knows I love Tesla (both the company and the cars and soon semi-trucks that it produces). Every time I step into an internal combustion engine car, I cringe. I can’t handle it. It’s just slow, dumb, and immature. I deserve better. We all do. Case in point: I took my car in to put on winter tires and they gave me a loaner. A BMW. It was a real loner and loser when I got into it. Too many buttons. Too slow. Can’t figure out where the damn volume button is. Couldn’t figure out how to turn it on or off. Too loud. It just sucked. Maybe I’m spoiled on S.A.M.? But who cares? We should ALL be. With the affordable Model 3 coming out (late 2018 / early 2019 at the earliest), we can all experience what I experience with my Model S. An amazingly comfortable, fast, quiet, high-tech car. You deserve it. Forget test driving. Just take my word for it. Once you go Tesla, you’ll never accept anything else. Everything else is crap! Sorry, but that’s my opinion.
So in case you weren’t convinced about the mileage, speed, and sheer amazing technology that Tesla incorporates into its cars, Tesla just unveiled its new Roadster. You should start saving up, because this bad boy is going to be over $300k! Is it worth it? I think so. The base model can go 0-60MPH in 1.9 seconds. It’s 200KWH battery (mine is 85) will be able to go over 1,000 KM on a single charge. And its top speed will be over 250+ MPH (that’s over 400KM per Hour!). It will be fully autonomous. It will seat 2 up front and 2 smaller kids in the back. Ample truck / frunk space for a sports car like that. It was designed by the same guy that came out with all of Tesla’s other beautiful cars (conservative, but packed with tech and power):
Now here’s the interesting thing. Tesla is ALREADY the fastest production car RIGHT NOW. The P100D Model S can and has outrun every other type of production car in the world with it’s 0-100KPH in 2.7 seconds. It goes about 507KM on a charge (if you get the non performance version of this car, it can go further because it has a smaller electric motor in the front than the performance version). And it seats up to 7 (yes 7) if you include the rear facing child seats in the back.
But let’s not talk just about specs. Fact and figures. Bells and whistles. Think about this: when I get into a Tesla, I feel like I’m a better person. I am empowered. I can weave in and out of traffic and get to an exit or entrance with the touch of the accelerator. That I can conveniently listen to any music of my choice, while checking out the large screen map of where I’m heading AND all the while have S.A.M. stay in its lane and adjust its speed to the traffic while I’m on the highway. It’s that feeling of awesomeness. It’s so quiet and so powerful. I love that feeling. It’s addictive. You should feel it too. It’ll put a smile on your face 😉
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David, Michael, Ljubica, Jonathan, Ben and Julie are a truly dynamic team. Their diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences will help you get the best deal possible while promoting your interests and protecting your rights. You can read dentist testimonials here.