With out passing a judgment whether what she had done is right or wrong in terms of claiming insurance,it is imperative that who use social networks,are careful about the information they provide in these sites;at times it may prove to be very dangerous.
A WOMAN on long-term sick leave for depression says she lost her benefits because her insurance agent found photos of her on Facebook in which she appeared to be having fun.
Nathalie Blanchard has been on leave from her job at IBM in Bromont, Quebec, for the past year.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) reported on Saturday she was diagnosed with major depression and was receiving monthly sick-leave benefits from insurance giant Manulife.
But the payments dried up this (northern) autumn and when Blanchard called Manulife, she said she was told she was available to work because of Facebook.
She said her insurance agent described several pictures Blanchard posted on Facebook, including ones showing her having a good time at a Chippendales bar show, at her birthday party and on a sun holiday.
Blanchard said Manulife told her it was evidence she was no longer depressed. She is fighting to get her benefits reinstated and said her lawyer is exploring what the next step should be.
Blanchard told the CBC that on her doctor’s advice, she tried to have fun, including nights out at her local bar with friends and short getaways to sun destinations, as a way to forget her problems.
Manulife wouldn’t comment on Blanchard’s case, but did say they would not deny or terminate a claim solely based on information published on web sites such as Facebook.
LAST year comedian and mother of five Jane Kennedy was working long hours on the television show The Hollowmen and she stacked on 7kg with unhealthy eating and little exercise.
Then at 10pm one day in July last year Kennedy had an epiphany. She realised she needed a dramatic change to her approach to food. She had come home tired and hungry and gave in to her craving for a rich, creamy risotto with garlic bread.
“Then I felt full and terrible,” she says. “It was then I thought comfort food should be called discomfort food. The term comfort food should be banned.
Correct move.Drink related violence increases as night goes by.When families go quietly to bed, drifters and unattached bums frequent bars, create a problems for neighbors as well as to people who may happen to be passing on urgent personal business.Those who like to drink late into night may do it in their homes.
POLICE are hoping to convince the State Government to slash trading hours for licensed premises as part of its inquiry into alcohol-related violence.
The Queensland Police Union has released its submission to the Law, Justice and Safety Committee, which seeks to have nightclubs close at 2am and a midnight curfew for suburban hotels.
QPU general president Ian Leavers said there was plenty of evidence that selling liquor until sunrise was taking a high toll on Queensland’s youth.
“WORRIES about job security and the cost of raising children are the primary reasons Australian women are now putting off having a child”-Courier mail
Saddening.Life is meant to lived.What is the point of making money and building up career, if you can not lead a happy married life with children?One must remember our parents have been able to manage with less.Why not us?Reason is we have unnecessary wants and convince ourselves it is essential.Money is essential.but not at the cost of normal family life.Better people realize it before they grow old.
Medically giving birth after 25 yrs by a woman is not easy for her.