Patent for Wind Turbine Without Blades or Tower Granted

May 23, 2019

New Design Based on Jet Engine Principlesand Solar Power   Filed in 2015, Bob Burkett, a Dallas based independent inventor has been granted a patent entitled the Solar Powered Compressor Fan Driven Turbine Grid Scale Electricity Generation System. US Patent No. 9,797,380 has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and extends until 2035.  A typical windmill style system consists of blades, a nacelle and a tower. In this unique invention, the nacelle sits on the ground and is surrounded by solar panels that charge batteries and power compressor fans that force compressed air into the nacelle that turns a turbine connected to a generator that sends electricity to the grid, powers the compressor fans, charge the batteries and for internal operations. The turbine is surrounded by a vented air tank that protects birds. The...

Advisorist and the National Association of Professional Agents (NAPA) Announce Strategic Partnership to Give Insurance Agents Control of Their Digital Marketing

May 21, 2019

Now, thanks to a strategic partnership between Advisorist and the National Association of Professional Agents (NAPA), independent insurance agents can master the digital strategies and marketing automation tools they need to grow their businesses today.On June 1, 2019, NAPA and Advisorist launch their strategic partnership to augment the NAPA portfolio of products and professional services with Advisorist’s unique marketing education and automation tools—essentials in today’s digital economy.“The surveys, studies and conversations with agents all tell us the same thing,” says NAPA founder, Lou Marinaccio. “Insurance agents know they need to stay out in front of their audiences to be successful. Old-school marketing tactics just don’t cut it anymore. Agents need a digital strategy designed to reach their digitally savvy prospects. That’s why we’re delighted to partner with the agent marketing and training experts...

Heroes’ Mile Veteran Recovery and Transition Center to Open in Deland, Florida

May 21, 2019

Oglethorpe Inc., a national hospital management company based in Florida, is pleased to announce the opening of Heroes’ Mile Veteran Recovery and Transition Center in Deland, FL- with an open house and ribbon-cutting supported by the West Volusia Chamber of Commerce on Friday, May 31st, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. (EST). Guest speakers will include Congressman (Retired, U.S. Army) Michael Waltz, representing the 6th Congressional District of Florida; Congressman (Retired, U.S. Army) Brian Mast, representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida; Director of the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs (FDVA) Captain (U.S. Army) Danny Burgess; and Sheriff Michael Chitwood of Volusia County.  Heroes’ Mile is a recovery center dedicated to exclusively helping veterans, with programs developed for veterans and services delivered by veterans. Lieutenant General (Retired, U.S. Army) Bill Lennox, former Superintendent of The U.S. Military Academy at West Point...

Dr. Christina Seo selected as Empowered Woman of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

May 21, 2019

Dr. Christina Seo is the Director of Colorectal Surgery for Holy Name Medical Center.  She was just recently selected for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).  While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few women are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience in the field, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities.  These are truly incredibly talented women who have dedicated their life to their work and have had a lifetime of achievement and success in a male dominated industry! In 2018 Dr. Christina Seo was honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel in NYC for her selection as Top Doctor of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals. For 2019, she will be honored at IAOTP’s Annual...

McKiggan Hebert Lawyers Voted One Of The Top 10 Personal Injury Boutiques In Canada

May 23, 2019

Each year, Canadian Lawyer Magazine sends out a survey to over 2,000 readers throughout Canada in search of the best law firms the country has to offer. A total of 90 personal injury firms were considered. Votes were tallied and feedback was taken into account to rank the top 10 firms in the country. This year, McKiggan Hebert Lawyers was voted one of the top 10 personal injury boutiques in Canada. The firm was one of just three firms outside of Ontario and the only firm from Atlantic Canada to make the list. Feedback regarding the firm was overwhelmingly positive. There are many different reasons clients enjoy working with McKiggan Hebert Lawyers. As one client put it, the firm boasts a, “Small, personable, hands-on, cut to the chase, get’er done attitude.” “I am very humbled by the support we received across the country in the Canadian Lawyer survey,” said Brian J. Hebert, one of the firm’s partners. The firm...

Dean Schaner selected as Top Attorney of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

May 21, 2019

Dean Schaner, Founder of the Schaner Law Firm, was just recently selected as Top Attorney of the Year for 2019, by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for his outstanding dedication and commitment to the Labor and Employment Law field. While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. With over 3 decades of professional experience as a practicing attorney, Mr. Schaner has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the legal field especially in labor...

Local Kentucky Law Firm Pushes For The Decriminalization Of Marijuana In The State

May 23, 2019

There is no denying that Kentucky’s drug and criminal justice policies are too punitive. This year, it was estimated that state prisons will officially run out of jail space with an inability to take in new inmates. Many jails are at 150-200% capacity with some local jails reaching as high as 300% capacity. Unfortunately, the Commonwealth has spared no mercy in making marijuana arrests. Approximately 16 arrests are made every day for marijuana related charges. There are actually more arrests for pot violations than arrests for violent crimes such as homicide, arson, and forcible sex. Decriminalizing marijuana would help to end mass incarceration and free up prison space. Decriminalization would also put an end to institutionalized racism. Despite usage rates being relatively equal between races, African Americans are six times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than White Americans in Kentucky. The racial divide in arrests has increased 145.8% since...

New Study Highlights The Road Safety Risks Of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana In New York

May 23, 2019

There are certainly benefits to legalizing the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. States receive more tax revenue. An undue burden is lifted off the judicial system for marijuana crimes and crime is reduced with the collapse of the black market for the drug. In the past few months the state of New York has been swept up in debate over the legalization with the proposal of the Cannabis Regulation & Taxation Act. As with all decisions, it is not enough to consider the benefits of legalization alone. The benefits must also be weighed against the cons. The attorneys at Siler & Ingber, LLP have helped accident victims recover from crashes caused by drugged drivers. “We’ve seen these types of crashes have terrible, long-term impacts on drivers and their families. Many if not all of these drugged driving crashes are preventable,” said managing partner, Ronald Ingber. “When we heard talk of legalization, we feared these types of crashes might increase. We...

Gift of Life Michigan’s new campaign highlights critical need for multicultural donors

May 21, 2019

Goal is to bolster awareness about organ and tissue donation and save lives   Twenty people die each day waiting for a life-saving transplant and more than half are ethnic minorities. While the need for organs is great in multicultural communities, those groups are often more reluctant to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. Gift of Life Michigan – the state’s organ and tissue donor program – is launching a major multicultural campaign this month to talk about the urgent need and to help people make informed decisions about donation. The campaign’s downtown Detroit kick-off event, "Let's Talk" will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at the Madison. “Let’s Talk” will mobilize ambassadors of donation to share the message that organ donation saves lives. “This campaign is one of the largest Gift of Life has ever undertaken and that underscores...

Personal Injury Law Firm Offers a Unique Scholarship Opportunity for Students

May 23, 2019

Harris & Graves, a personal injury law firm in , has recently created a $1,000 scholarship opportunity, which will be awarded to one high school senior or currently enrolled college student.  The attorneys at Harris & Graves understand the financial burdens most students experience when embarking on their journey towards higher education. In many cases, finances prevent students from furthering their education. The law firm hopes the scholarship will help one student alleviate some of the financial hardships of college. Education is vitally important to the firm because it helps build a brighter and stronger future. In addition to education, Harris & Graves is committed to staying active in their local community.  In order to apply for the scholarship, students must submit an essay, 300 words or less, that answers the question: How do lawyers help people? The scholarship will be awarded to one student who has a GPA of 3.0 or below....

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