Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges an Electrician with Mesothelioma in Georgia To Call Them for Direct Access to The Nation’s Most Skilled Attorneys for Better Financial Compensation

A Georgia based electrician could have been exposed to asbestos at a power plant, manufacturing facility, a mill, military base, or in construction”

— Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 12, 2017 / — The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We help people with mesothelioma receive the best possible financial compensation if they live in Georgia. One work group we know a lot about when it comes to mesothelioma are electricians. Before 1990 it would have been almost impossible to be an electrician in Georgia without constantly coming into contact or being exposed to asbestos. As we would like to discuss literally anytime at 800-714-0303 an electrician with mesothelioma should be at or near the top when it comes to best possible financial compensation.

“The only catch is-to get the best possible financial compensation you will need to have some of the nation’s most skilled and capable mesothelioma attorneys on your team. The fulltime mesothelioma attorneys we suggest are not only some of the best in the nation when it comes to financial compensation results they also get very high marks from the families they have helped-including the family of an electrician with mesothelioma. The extremely skilled mesothelioma attorneys we recommend also make house calls-in other words they come to you anywhere in Georgia and there is no fee unless there is a financial settlement.” http://Georgia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The reason the Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center is so focused on making certain an electrician in Georgia with mesothelioma has some of the nation’s most experienced mesothelioma attorneys is the potential for compensation can be so significant. A Georgia based electrician could have been exposed to asbestos at a power plant, manufacturing facility, a mill, military base, or in construction. Additionally, they could have done electrical work in other states because of the demand for their services. Exposure to asbestos in more than one state for an electrician could dramatically increase the potential compensation settlement as the group would like to talk about anytime at 800-714-0303. http://Georgia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Hiring a lawyer tip from the Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center: “If the lawyer/law firm you are talking to cannot prove that within the last year they were the lead attorney on a mesothelioma compensation claim that resulted in a million dollar financial settlement result for an electrician please call us at 800-714-0303 for direct access to some of the nation’s leading mesothelioma attorneys who have these types of references.” http://Georgia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center initiative available to a diagnosed victim who resides in any community in Georgia including Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Athens, Macon, Savannah or any community in the state. Their number one passion is making certain a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma in Georgia gets the very best possible compensation.

Aside from their passion about making certain a diagnosed victim gets the best possible mesothelioma compensation the Center is also very focused on treatment options for this rare cancer. For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Georgia the Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following two heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at one of these hospitals:

* Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Atlanta, Georgia:

* Georgia Regents University Cancer Center Augusta, Georgia

The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center specializes in helping individuals who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace and who have now been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Georgia. High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Georgia include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, pulp, and paper mill workers, cotton mill workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, welders, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. As a rule, the worker’s exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.” http://Georgia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in Georgia each year.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:

Michael Thomas
Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Courtesy of IndustryWorks Studios

One of the most outrageous, offensive and laugh-out-loud comedies ever made.”

— The Film Corner

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, July 14, 2017 / — Yes you heard that right! You can find out when the VOD is released on July 14th across Canada

IndustryWorks Studios is releasing the most talked-about (or will be), controversial (definitely), laugh-out-loud (because you can’t help it) movie to come out of Canada since ‘Fubar’.

The mockumentary-style comedy “Shooting the Musical” made its first appearance to audiences at the Whistler Film festival, with rave reviews and a large following of fans that responded to the daring thematic and raw humor so rare in independent films coming out of North America, in this case, for obvious reasons.

Director Joel Ashton McCarthy, best known for his award-winning documentary Taking My Parents To Burning Man made “Shooting The Musical” with the aid of over 100 of his film school students and friends. A labor of love and a risky subject matter that may just put this indie film director on the road to success.

The premise is simple, recent film school grads resurrect a script written by their talented, fallen friend Max (Lee Shorten) as an homage to him and his adoring fans. But when the un-talented, crude, rude and completely self-absorbed Adam (Bruce Novakowski) decides to leverage the suicide of his friend for his own opportunity he re-writes the script to become a musical about a high school shooting.

The result is a comedic critic of some of societies values and its result on youth mentality. It will make you laugh out loud but it will also make you think.

Audiences loved it, proven by festival win after festival win and the recent accolade from the Toronto Film Review chosen on the awesome list of “100 best Canadian Films” by Paul Williams. VOD release and download-to-own this bad boy for life.

IndustryWorks will also be releasing the movie across Canada on VOD (iTunes and Vimeo) on July 14th, 2017 (pre-buy it on July 1st, 2017).

“It is not only crude, shocking and offensive, but it is utterly and completely hilarious.” – vancitybuzz

“it’s rare that we see a project this ballsy and ambitious coming out of homegrown independent cinema” – onemovieourviews

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Senator Tony Avella, keynote speaker at the Drug Free World’s Drug Free Hero Awards Gala

As New York State drug overdoses increase, 33 anti-drug activists are honored at Foundation for a Drug-Free World’s tenth annual gala on Thursday in Queens

“As a doctor, one of our roles is to help our community, and that’s why I support the Drug Free World initiatives.” ”

— Dr. Bernard Fialkoff

BAYSIDE, NY, USA, July 14, 2017 / —
NEW YORK (July 14, 2017)— TV/radio host and activist Kerri Kasem came out to honor anti-drug activists at the tenth annual Drug-Free Heroes Awards Gala benefitting the Foundation for a Drug-Free America on June 1. The event, held at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck, came as New York State battles a sharp increase in overdose deaths sweeping the Northeast and South. Last year it is estimated that more than 1,000 people in New York City died of overdoses.

Speakers included New York State Senator Tony Avella (D, IP, District 11) of Queens; James J. Hunt, special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division; and Kyle McCauley Belokopitsy, executive director of the New York State PTA.

Awardees included government figures the Honorable Andrew J. Lanza, New York State senator; Robert Barnes, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark’s office; and Frank J. Spotorno, former congressional candidate, 14th district, Queens and the Bronx. Nonprofit executives Antonio Hendrickson, Lead by Example/Reverse the Trend; and Michael Reagan DeLeon, Steered Straight, Inc. received honors. United Nations executives Ambassador Carlos Garcia, secretary general, United Nations Association of El Salvador; Noella Nsamwa, president of Karibu-Global Initiatives; and the Honorable Foday Mansaray, International Human Rights Commission special diplomatic advisor were tapped for recognition. The Foundation for a Drug-Free America paid tribute to law enforcement personnel L. Kelly Johnson, School Safety Division, Community Affairs Bureau, NYPD; Detective Melissa Jones, Chief of Transportation Bureau, NYPD, Police Officer Kimberleigh A. Radigan, Southampton Village; Police Officer Charles Sadler, NYPD Community Affairs, 104th precinct; Police Officer Tatiana S. Espinal, NYPD Neighborhood Coordination; Police Officer Andres F. Gomez, NYPD Neighborhood Coordination; and Mohammad Akram, platoon commander, NYPD.

Artists and celebrities Camille Sims, Miss New York 2016; Ted McGrath, chief transformation officer, Ted McGrath Brands; and Ricky Byrd, 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Recovery Troubadour were awarded. Latin American drug-free crusaders Colonel Hugo Angulo Rogel of El Salvador; and Ana Mercedes Acosta, Ramón Gross, Franklin Valois Reyes, and Mariela Valois of the Centro de Formation y Superacion Humana, Inc. also received honors as will Drug-Free World regional representatives and volunteers.

Serving as emcees were Dr. Bernard Fialkoff and Meghan Fialkoff, president and executive director respectively of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, The Americas. The chapter has been spearheading events across the five boroughs and Latin America to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs since 2006, reaching more than 100,000 children and adults.

“With the horrors of drug abuse ever encroaching into the homes of New Yorkers everywhere, it is urgent that each of us take responsibility and maintain vigilance,” said Meghan Fialkoff. “We are happy to take a moment Thursday to pay tribute to the tireless, everyday heroes who are in the trenches, working daily to create a drug-free New York City and a drug-free world.”

Proceeds will go to the program’s Adopt a School campaign, providing free drug education events and programming citywide and statewide.
For more information, please contact Meghan Fialkoff at or visit

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World,, is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. Internationally, the group has distributed 50 million drug prevention booklets and produced thousands of drug awareness events in 180 countries. The non-profit’s Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on more than 500 television stations.

Dr. Bernard Fialkoff has a periodontal, dental implant and cosmetic laser surgery office for more than 34 years on 56-03 214th Street in Bayside, NY. Dr. Bernard Fialkoff founded the Fialkoff Dental Study Club in the mid ‘90s which educates dentists at monthly meetings. He also sponsors numerous oral health care events throughout NYC, and through his role as President and Founding Sponsor of the Drug Free World Americas Chapter, has produced and sponsored more than 1200 free events since 2006. The office web site is and Facebook page is For more information, please contact the office of Dr. Fialkoff at 718-229-3838 or

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Proposed Partnership of Local Developer and Church Would Benefit West Palm Beach

Related Companies Flagler Project

A visionary idea between the Related Companies and the First Church of Christ, Scientist would create jobs, preserve history and shape the future of the city.

West Palm Beach is really positioning itself for smart growth, maintaining quality of life, and job growth”

— Chris Roog, Director of Economic Development, City of West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, U.S., July 16, 2017 / — The Related Companies has a development plan that would create Class-A office space to be known as One Flagler, preserve the historic First Church of Christ, Scientist, and protect and maintain the West Palm Beach waterfront with 1.25 acres of public greenspace.

The city needs additional Class-A office space, and the construction of One Flagler would result in a reported 700 construction jobs and 1,000 high-paying jobs as financial firms, family offices and hedge funds, among other businesses, take up residence in the tall, slender, tiered structure of 25 stories with a total of 274,000-square-feet that would anchor the city’s growing Financial District and proposed Okeechobee Business District.

“There’s a supply problem in the Class-A office market,” said Mark Pateman, managing principal at Cushman & Wakefield’s Palm Beach County office. “There hasn’t been any new office construction since 2008.”

At the ULI Southeast Florida’s West Palm Beach Development and Investment Forum on March 10, 2017 local officials and real estate development experts outlined the city’s plan for attracting new companies to the area. Related’s Senior Vice President Gopal Rajegowda, the City of West Palm Beach’s Director of Economic Development Chris Roog and President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County Kelly Smallridge presented a session on “Fostering Economic Prosperity and the Flagler Financial District.

The repurposing of historic buildings and non-traditional spaces for office buildings are attractive to companies looking for unique office environments.

“We build and lease office buildings all around the world, and have spoken to close to 20 qualified potential tenants who have been looking for this type of space in the Palm Beach market for a long time,” Gopal has stated. “The Palm Beach County Business Development Board, and the top-tier commercial brokers in this market have been telling us the exact same thing we’re hearing directly from CEOs in the Northeast.”

“When we look at the trend of who’s moving into Palm Beach County, we realize there are CEOs and company executive who own homes here and yet they don’t have business locations here, said Smallridge. “I can tell you that there has been a lot of lost opportunities in the city of West Palm Beach because of a lack of office space.”

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, one of the most architecturally significant buildings in Palm Beach County, is at-risk of demolition, as it is not currently landmarked. Numerous development proposals have been presented over more than a decade, all of which covered the entire site with a new building. Under the Related proposal, the house of worship, designed by Julian Abele, a prominent African-American architect whose notable works include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Widener Memorial Library at Harvard University, and the Duke University Quad and Chapel, would be preserved forever through an endowment fund.

One Flagler would provide space for companies wanting to move to West Palm Beach, and preserve the church for its original intent and use.

At a community reception on June 8, 2017, nearly 100 community leaders gathered together at the church and learned about the endowment plan in detail from Harvey E. Oyer III, a historian and partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen.

“Landmarking the church, preserving greenspace, and maintaining its original concept is important for the church and the West Palm Beach community at-large,” he said. “Related’s creation of an endowment ensures the historic preservation of the building, regardless of what happens to the congregation or office building, provides reassurance to the public and sets a new standard for historic preservation that may be followed in the future.”

David Childs, the architect behind the plans for One Flagler, which would stand at Chase Street and Lakeview Avenue, behind the First Church of Christ, Scientist, designed Manhattan’s One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) and 7 World Trade Center. He has vowed to preserve the church building, constructed in 1928. His plans include an axial reflecting pool along Lakeview Avenue that would mimic the First Church of Christ, Scientist’s mother church in Boston, MA. Childs previously led the National Capital Planning Commission, which reviews projects that affect Washington, D.C. and its many historic and cultural assets.

“We took great care to select the most uniquely qualified architect in the nation to design this building, helping us create a magnificent architectural structure for West Palm Beach,“ said Related Urban President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth A. Himmel. “He thoroughly understands how to build proximate to historical buildings and celebrate the site’s history heritage in ways that create 21st century vitality and enrich the value and experience of every aspect of this high-profile site.”

Tenants in the building would be offered unparalleled views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, along with access to a high-definition webcam that would provide instant traffic information and views to tenants and accessible by all West Palm Beach residents.

Related has proposed numerous strategies to ease traffic, including adding computer software to more efficiently sync traffic signals, staggering work hours, utilizing the Tent Site property on Okeechobee Boulevard for an additional turning lane on to Quadrille Boulevard, and getting the Coast Guard to stop Intracoastal drawbridge openings during peak traffic hours.

“I believe Related has proposed a series of good solutions to the traffic concerns, as well as taken every precaution necessary to preserve the views of the surrounding buildings,” said Downtown Development Authority Chairwoman Upendo Shabazz.

It is estimated that tax revenues from the project could be used by West Palm Beach to reduce taxes, fund neighborhood projects, and improve public safety services.

“West Palm Beach is really positioning itself for smart growth, maintaining quality of life, and job growth, said Roog.

Related Companies is the single largest investor along the Okeechobee Corridor. The developer has opened CityPlace, CityPlace Tower, and the Hilton West Palm Beach. One Flagler would join Phillips Point, Esperante and CityPlace Tower as the fourth Class-A office building in the downtown area.

Tom Crowley, Editorial
South Florida News 11 (SFN11)
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[embedded content] Digital Agency is 1 of 5 North American Agencies Shortlisted for the Google Premier Partner Awards

The Philadelphia area digital marketing agency receives national attention from Google.

Winning the award would be great for our staff, but either way, it’s the success of our clients that we’ll continue to focus on most.”

— Lance Bachmann

BRISTOL, PA, UNITED STATES, July 12, 2017 / — Google announced that Digital Agency is one of five agencies shortlisted for the Google Premier Partner Display Innovation Award.

“I credit the hard work and relentless dedication of our staff for the nomination,” said Lance Bachmann, President and CEO of “A commitment to responding to our clients’ needs is how we got where we are today.” has grown from 15 employees to just over 70 in six years. From search-engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click advertising (PPC) and email marketing to website design and development and social media, the full-service digital marketing agency covers all the bases.

The main goal of is to improve the online visibility of their clients through a complete lineup of digital marketing solutions. By driving more traffic to a business’s website through a variety of interactive platforms, they help generate a higher number of leads and conversions.

From small business to Fortune 500 companies, the agency leverages its resources to help all clients develop a dominant presence online. In 2011, operated out of a small office in Southampton, PA. Today, however, the agency is located on the Delaware Riverfront in Bristol, PA inside a 20,000+ square foot facility.

Nominees for the Google Premier Partner Awards were selected based on the culture, innovation, technology and employees of each company. A case study highlighting the agency’s success in display advertising was also evaluated.

To be considered for the Display Innovation Award, companies must have the Premier Google Partner Badge and the Display Advertising Specialization in Google Partners. The final winners will be announced online in mid-August.

One regional winner will be chosen from both North America and Central & South America. This means could be one of two regional winners chosen to represent the Americas and compete at the global awards against the regional nominees from Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized for working hard, day in and day out, and putting in long hours to make our clients happy,” Bachmann added. “Winning the award would be great for our staff, but either way, it’s the success of our clients that we’ll continue to focus on most.”

Advancing to this round gives the eight-year-old digital marketing agency a chance to hear its name announced at the Google Partner Summit on Sept. 28 in New York City. To learn more about and the digital marketing services that they provide, contact the company today.

About Digital Agency Digital Agency is a Philadelphia, PA-based digital marketing firm that provides end-to-end solutions for their clientele, which is comprised of hundreds of businesses in countless industries that operate in several sectors, from the niche to the mainstream. Using a full suite of services like search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click (PPC), social media optimization (SMO), website design, content writing and email marketing, Digital Agency helps their clients win online by cultivating online presences and harvesting leads, closes, conversions and profits.

For more information, please visit

Rachel Lawler Digital Agency
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City of West Palm Beach Hosts Residents for Downtown Traffic Mobility Study

Downtown Traffic Mobility Study

West Palm Beach taking steps to improve traffic mobility, evaluating new technology to improve traffic concerns for residents using Okeechobee Boulevard.

Putting people first should always be the focus when it comes to developing solutions for the Okeechobee Corridor.”

— Gabe Klein, Co-founder-CityFi

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, U.S.A., July 2, 2017 / — The future of the Okeechobee corridor was mapped, and a vision created and presented during the four-day Okeechobee Corridor Public Meeting and Charrette on June 12-15, 2017 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL. Hundreds of people, including community members who were deputized as planners, West Palm Beach leadership, and planning professionals, attended the interactive event.

Part of an ongoing initiative to enhance the way people move in the city, the meeting had, as a key component, public feedback to guide the discussion in creating a modern, well-balanced transportation system that provides real mobility choices, from walking to biking, riding and driving, and improves the safety and reliability of using the Okeechobee Corridor.

The kickoff event, “Mapping the Future,” on June 12, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. was headlined by Gabe Klein, who co-founded the strategic planning and change management firm CityFi, spoke at TedxMidAtlantic 2016, is a former Department of Transportation commissioner, and published author. Representatives from Alta Planning and Design presented initial findings of the mobility study they are conducting, sharing pre-analysis challenges and best practices in planning and engineering to attendees, who went on to participate in a hands-on workshop.

Klein told the audience, “Putting people first should always be the focus when it comes to developing solutions for the Okeechobee Corridor.”

Two “Okeechobee Boulevard Corridor Study Public Pin-Up” get-togethers, part of the “Creating the Vision” process, followed on June 13-14, 2017 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., where the public stopped by and listened to what the design team developed, presenting another collaborative opportunity to discuss the work-in-progress and shape design recommendations for the corridor study.

Part four “Presenting the Vision,” was held of June 15, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., presented draft ideas from the design team of the previously mentioned Alta Planning and Design and CityFi, along with Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, whose business includes transit opportunities and corridor design; VHB®, who provide traffic engineering and corridor design services; and PTC Transportation Consultants, traffic engineers, who unveiled concepts and ideas developed with public input.

The City of West Palm Beach has been studying mobility and transportation in the city since March 2017, working with some of the greatest experts in the field. Collaborators include the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Florida Department of Transportation, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Palm Beach County, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Town of Palm Beach, Tri-Rail, Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and assorted neighborhood and community groups.

“West Palm Beach is committed to being a leader in shifting away from our dependence on cars, and moving towards embracing innovative methods of moving people,” said Mayor Jeri Muoio. “The goal is to develop a transportation system that balances bicycle, pedestrian, transit and car travel in an affordable, sustainable, and safe manner.”

Research in growth patterns in the downtown area showed how the City is already leading the way in absorbing new growth and reducing traffic. Data shows that compared to the rest of the City, downtown West Palm Beach has 20% less cars on the road and 9% more people getting around by walking.

Since 2005, while the number of residential units and commercial space has increased in the downtown, the number of cars using Dixie Highway and Olive Avenue have actually decreased. Tri-Rail (+140%), Palm Tran for downtown routes (+30%) and Trolley Ridership (+65%) are all up as residents are finding others ways to move throughout the downtown. *

The events met the goal of forging consensus and developing short- and long-term solutions for the area, which include intersection improvements, including high emphasis crosswalks; bus routing optimization; a walking and biking network with shared use paths, separate bike lanes and pedestrian crossings; streetscape standards and lighting standards to improve the experience and character of the Corridor; improved way finding; and reduced cycle lengths, side street delays and queues in the near-term. Long-term aspirations determined the need for dedicated bus and transit lanes, a tunnel with a pedestrian plaza and transit hub.

“The city received a lot of great ideas, that we’ll be busy developing into projects for presentation to the City Commission and stakeholder groups,” said Assistant City Administrator Scott Kelly.

The investment in existing and emerging West Palm Beach communities outlined will move people, not just cars, enhancing transportation system performance and all modes, connecting community centers and creating quality places.

The Mobility Plan to identify specific projects to enhance mobility in downtown West Palm Beach and support the development of a downtown mobility fee would allow greater flexibility to fund a range of mobility projects that cannot be funded by traditional transportation impact fees. The Okeechobee Boulevard Corridor Study will identify short- and long-term opportunities to enhance the Okeechobee Boulevard corridor from I-95 to the Lake Worth Lagoon. They are being worked on concurrently with the Downtown Parking Management and Transportation Demand Management Study, to analyze how city-owned parking lots, decks, and on-street parking space can be used to meet the city’s mobility and economic development goals, as well as the City-Wide Bicycle Master Plan, and Public Life Study.

The City of West Palm Beach is scheduled to announce a series of meetings with neighborhood and community groups to speak one-on-one with residents concerning their transportation needs.

Visit to see a timeline for the plan, learn about events, see plan development documents and subscribe to an email list to be notified of upcoming workshops and updates. Email, to share thoughts on the Okeechobee Corridor and connect with City Planners and the mobility team via email. You may also send a tweet to Mayor Muoio using the hashtag #MobilityMayor.

*2005-2013 traffic studies for Dixie Highway and Olive Avenue show a decrease in the number of cars on the roadways.

Tom Crowley, Editorial
South Florida News 11 (SFN11)
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Gabe Klein: The Future of Mobility in West Palm Beach

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Heartbeats: Golf incentive being offered for blood donors

CLOSE Snapple Bowl will be held July 20 at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium. Greg Tufaro | Wochit

The Somerset County Parks Commission is offering a round of free golf to blood donors at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset in Somerville during July and August to combat what is expected to be an urgent need for blood to assist local patients. New and returning blood donors at RWJ Somerset will receive a pass for a round of golf at one of the following county courses: Green Knoll, Quail Brook, Spooky Brook and Warren Brook. Blood donors must be at least 18 years old (16 and 17 with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds (16 year olds must weigh 120 pounds), be in good health and bring a photo or signature ID. All donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating and feel well on the day of donation. All questions regarding travel and health eligibility are welcome daily through Blood Services at 908-685-2926. New and returning blood donors may schedule appointments at or by calling 908-685-2926. The donor room is located on the first floor of RWJUH Somerset, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville, and is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Walk-ins are welcome. Call for extended evening hours and Saturday donations.

Sculpture tour to stop at Hunterdon Medical Center

Hunterdon Medical Center will host Abbott Diabetes Care “Know Your Sugar Sculpture Tour” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, in the main lobby of the hospital. The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness of the growing diabetes epidemic in the United States. The second annual “Know Your Sugar” U.S. Tour features an intricate sugar sculpture depicting “a future city” by Irish sugar sculptors Brendon Jamison and Mark Revels. The event will include fun activities, the opportunity to meet the artists and access to Hunterdon Healthcare’s Diabetes experts to discuss the importance of monitoring and maintaining target glucose levels in order to live fuller and healthier lives. Hunterdon Medical Center is at 2100 Wescott Drive in Flemington. Visit

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Walk teams challenged to raise $1,000 by end of July

 The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team Challenge, which closes out on July 31, encourages groups to raise $1,000 by the end of the month. To assist individuals, local businesses, corporations and organizations with their fundraising efforts, the Greater New Jersey Chapter provides a free recruitment/fundraising marketing kit. As the Alzheimer’s Association’s largest annual fundraising event, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s consists of four different venues in Northern and Central New Jersey each fall. There is no fee to start or join a team or participate as an individual in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. To register for the Essex-Hudson-Union and Bergen-Passaic Walk to End Alzheimer’s or for more information, visit

Hunterdon Center for Dermatology moves

The Hunterdon Center for Dermatology, a specialty practice of Hunterdon Healthcare, has moved. Their new office is at 63 Church St., Flemington. The Hunterdon Center for Dermatology has office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 908-237-4124. Visit

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training offered

Crisis listening line Caring Contact will offer Youth Mental Health First Aid Training in Westfield. The training is ideal for parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, pastors and adolescent group leaders. The eight-hour course is being offered in two four-hour sessions, from 6 to 10 p.m. July 25 and July 26, at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm St., Westfield. Registration is limited. To register, visit or call 908-301-1899.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance to meet

On July 26, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) will feature at its monthly meeting Li Faustino, Ph.D., clinical psychologist. The subject of her talk is ”Surviving Bipolar Disorder when you don’t have it: The Caretaker’s Dilemma: A look at how you care for yourself while you care for someone with a mood disorder and how to handle the ups and downs of your loved one.” These educational meetings take place on a Wednesday every month at 7:45 p.m. using the facilities of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. A nominal donation is requested from non-members, when possible. Visit; call 973-994-1143.  

New Jersey Hospital Association honored 

The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) was selected as honorable mentions for the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for its work to improve health care quality, the American Hospital Association (AHA) recently announced. Visit

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MasterwebNews 16/7/17: “Red DEATH” – Poem by Victor Igiri

MasterwebNews 16/7/17: “Red DEATH” – Poem by Victor Igiri


Masterweb Reports: Victor Igiri makes public his Ikorodu Killings poem ] – “Red DEATH” is a poem written by author to speak against the recent incessant killings in Ikorodu, outskirt of Lagos, by the dreaded fraternity group known as Badoo who seem to have become more deadly than Boko Haram of northern Nigeria. “…like death in its silent call. They break into the Dark, dark- eyed and……” Read full poem below.
(By Victor Igiri)
 …like death in its silent call
They break into the Dark, dark- eyed and
jazzed up with the black art;
…sees one, two, three and four, five, six,
pealed and exposed as chicks before the Hawks:
a nuclear dynasty dead-alive in this charcoal night,
and what goes on thereafter:
voodoo steals the air in powdered fragrance,
Silence begotten;
heads get smashed like kernels,
LIVES, si-LencedD!
and from the rains of cracked flesh They fetch
from their honey well bathing white
scarfs Red hot with Virginia juices.
…and such is the finis of a generation whose
        swift silence is now meal for Carnal creatures.
…and like smoke they fade before the next tick-tock.

Black morning comes alive with mammoth wailers
with tears full enough to pass for the red sea
and on a thousand eyes are flames of fury
red hot
and should the devils ever unclad;
the sword will sure walk them to meet their Hellish head
BUT this ink bleeds sore for it knows,
sure, that the insect that preys on the leaf
eats from the inside
And O!
How long, Heaven, will DESPERADOES
turn the once sweet land into hell?
How long, beautiful heaven will eyes deadly weary
cast off sleep in awe of night hunters night after night?
How often shall history be written
against ancient IKORODU for cruelty?
Guide us from darkness and make them
chase after selves.
Under your wings, keep safe the impeccant
And more I ask thee, Father;
Restore our pride and make our land
peaceful again where day was fun
and night was bliss. 
*Photo Caption – As seen. 
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Today in History, July 17

Today in History

Today is Monday, July 17, the 198th day of 2017. There are 167 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlights in History:

On July 17, 1967, after seven dates, Jimi Hendrix quit as the opening act for the Monkees following a concert at Forest Hills Stadium in New York. (Although greatly admired by the Monkees, Hendrix had received a less than enthusiastic reception from their fans.) Jazz composer-musician John Coltrane died in Long Island, N.Y., at age 40.

On this date:

In 1717, George Frideric Handel’s “Water Music” was first performed by an orchestra during a boating party on the River Thames (tehmz), with the musicians on one barge, and King George I listening from another.

In 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

In 1917, during World War I, Britian’s King George V issued a proclamation decreeing that the royal family adopt the name “Windsor” while relinquishing “the Use of All German Titles and Dignities.” Comedian and actress Phyllis Diller was born in Lima, Ohio.

In 1918, Russia’s Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.

In 1936, the Spanish Civil War began as right-wing army generals launched a coup attempt against the Second Spanish Republic.

In 1944, during World War II, 320 men, two-thirds of them African-Americans, were killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in California.

In 1955, Disneyland had its opening day in Anaheim, Calif.

In 1975, an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the first superpower link-up of its kind.

In 1981, 114 people were killed when a pair of suspended walkways above the lobby of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapsed during a tea dance.

In 1996, TWA Flight 800, a Europe-bound Boeing 747, exploded and crashed off Long Island, N.Y., shortly after departing John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 230 people on board.

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In 1997, Woolworth Corp. announced it was closing its 400 remaining five-and-dime stores across the country, ending 117 years in business.

In 2014, all 298 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were killed when the Boeing 777 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Ten years ago: Senate Democrats launched an all-night debate on the Iraq war. VA Secretary Jim Nicholson abruptly resigned in the wake of charges of shoddy health care for veterans injured in the Iraq war. A Brazilian passenger jet crashed while landing in Sao Paulo, Brazil, killing all 187 people aboard and 12 on the ground. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, on charges related to competitive dogfighting. (Vick later admitted bankrolling the dogfighting operation and helping to kill six to eight dogs; he served 23 months in federal custody, the last 60 days in home confinement.) The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 14,000 for the first time before ending the day at 13,971.55.

Five years ago: Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted a bleak picture of where the U.S. economy was headed if Congress failed to reach agreement soon to avert a budget crisis. Israel plunged toward a political crisis after the largest party in the government quit, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in charge of a hard-line coalition opposed to most Mideast peace moves. Basketball sensation Jeremy Lin returned to Houston after the New York Knicks decided they wouldn’t match the Rockets’ three-year, $25 million offer for the restricted free agent.

One year ago: Three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers investigating a report of a man with an assault rifle were killed, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police in the city in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide. (The gunman was killed by tactical officers.) Henrik Stenson shot an 8-under 63 to beat Phil Mickelson by three strokes, becoming the first man from Sweden to win the British Open.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Donald Sutherland is 85. Actress-singer Diahann Carroll is 82. Rock musician Spencer Davis is 78. Sportscaster Verne Lundquist is 77. Comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor is 77. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is 70. Rock musician Terry “Geezer” Butler is 68. Actress Lucie Arnaz is 66. Actor David Hasselhoff is 65. Rock musician Fran Smith Jr. (The Hooters) is 65. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN’-geh-lah MEHR’-kuhl) is 63. Television producer Mark Burnett is 57. Actress Nancy Giles is 57. Singer Regina Belle is 54. Rock musician Kim Shattuck is 54. Country singer Craig Morgan is 53. Rock musician Lou Barlow is 51. Contemporary Christian singer Susan Ashton is 50. Actor Andre Royo is 49. Actress Bitty Schram is 49. Actor Jason Clarke is 48. Movie director F. Gary Gray is 48. Singer JC (PM Dawn) is 46. Rapper Sole’ is 44. Country singer Luke Bryan is 41. Actor Eric Winter is 41. Hockey player Marc Savard is 40. Actor Mike Vogel is 38. Actor Tom Cullen is 32. Actor Brando Eaton is 31. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jeremih (jehr-uh-MY’) is 30. Actress Summer Bishil (BIHSH’-ihl) is 29. Actress Billie Lourd is 25. Actor Leo Howard is 20.

Thought for Today: “Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose.” – Billie Holiday, American jazz singer (born 1915, died this date in 1959).