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South Florida Business World - Part 2

Eco-Friendly Building Supplies, House and Home Products

Eco Simplista - South Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions
As South Florida’s leader in eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, The mission of Eco Simplista is quite simple, we believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will enhance your home, while bettering our world. For us home design is a combination of functionality, style and endurance, combined with a moral, social and environmental responsibility. At Eco Simplista design is about creating solutions from natural elements. Eco Simplista is here to help you to live, create, and innovate an environmentally responsible lifestyle.

We believe it is possible to live life ‘green’ regardless of one’s income or position in life. It takes a step by step approach to transition to a less selfish, clean, sustainable lifestyle. Each step becomes its own reward. Let us all try to leave this planet, our home, cleaner than we found it for the future of all humanity.

Knowledgeable product support

Almost all of the big-box stores are offering items that are labeled “green” but often times the sales person has little or no knowledge of the product, how to use it or what makes it better than another product. Everything that we offer in our store not only have we asked the manufacturer what steps it has taken to make the product less toxic; but in addition we have tested it ourselves!

How do we select our products ?

  • When selecting which products we are going to carry we use the following criteria:
  • Performance – Does it perform as well as or better than similar products? We test all products before bringing them into EcoSimplista to sell to our customers.
  • Health – Is it healthier and safer for us and the environment than similar traditional products?
  • Cost – Is it a reasonably priced solution for our customers?
  • Use – Would we personally use it in our workplace or home? Only after we are satisfied that a product successfully meets all the above requirements do we offer the product to our customers.

AFM Safecoat Transitional Primer is a premium quality, waterbased, flat finish universal primer Ft Lauderdale - Hardwood Flooring from EcoSimplista, an eco-friendly home improvement companyThe Orion sliding barn door hardware series takes architectural hardware to a new level.Custom Countertops - from Alternative Constructors for pictures of countertop products.

As South Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of Eco Simplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will.

EcoSimplista - Reclaimed wood is salvaged from old homes, warehouses and historic mills throughout the Southeastern U.S.  Safecoat Sealer by Ecosymplista

Call us at (954) 565-5900 with your home improvement questions, visit us online or come by the shop and check out our products!

EcoSimplista – Your Eco Friendly Home Improvement Company
619 East Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Phone: 954 565 5900

Art & Life with Lee Smith

Art & Life with Lee Smith

VoyageMIA did an article about me in their interview section today: http://voyagemia.com/interview/art-life-lee-smith/

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lee Smith.

Lee, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was born and raised in Miami, FL. I enjoyed the outdoors starting at a young age. My photography career began when I was about ten years old with a little Kodak Instamatic camera. I would take that thing with me everywhere I went but could only take a few photos because the cost to buy and develop film, but I had fun, and my parents and sister enjoyed my photos.

I became a bit more serious with my photography after I graduated High School. In 1974, I would carry a camera when my friends were carrying surfboards to the beach. I would photograph the beach life from the shoreline as they surfed. Made loads for friends and had a great deal of fun. A few years ago, I posted some of those photos on Facebook, and my old friends went crazy looking at the old memories when times were so much simpler.

There was a break in my photography efforts due to work and education. It wasn’t until my marriage that I started shooting again. We would go out to different events, hang with friends and eventually honeymoon in Costa Rica. I would shoot when I wasn’t working. We eventually started our family having two children, and my photography was focused on my wife & kids. I spent a great deal of time capturing my kids growing up from behind the lens and have so many wonderful shots. It wasn’t until 2005 that I started shooting digitally with an inexpensive Canon A620 flip screen that changed my views on photography.

Today, I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark 4 with a select group of quality lens. After my kids moved out, I focus on landscape photography, capturing the Florida sunrises, wildlife, and trips with my wife out west.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
What I create. I really enjoy a beautiful sunrise. I try to visit different places to capture how the morning light evolves into a day with the changing colors of the morning.

I also enjoy capturing the night skies, cityscapes, and the moon on occasion.
How do I create my work?
I use a Canon EOS 5D Mark 4 and a Sony A6500 to capture images and timelapses. I use Adobe Photoshop to process the images to get them looking like what I saw.

Why?
I enjoy making capturing images and producing something that makes people smile and to bring a little happiness back into this world.

What’s the message or inspiration?
My message is to enjoy this beautiful world we live in. To treat it with respect, because mankind is destroying this planet at a rapid pace. The images I capture of places may one day become only a memory of what once stood in that spot.

What do you hope people take away from it?
I hope my photos inspire us to recognize that we all have a responsibility to protect the places we live in. We are all shepherds of this earth. We need to do our best to clean up after ourselves and not pollute the environment. Mankind has done terrible things to this world. It is up to us and future generations to protect this planet.

What should we know about your artwork?
I love what I do, and I spend an enormous amount of time capturing my images. I hope my images inspire people to slow down, take a deep breath and to enjoy the moment.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
Yes, it can be lonely being a landscape photographer, but I think that can be part of the allure of being a photographer.

I have found that it’s easy to meet up with other photographers by simply introducing yourself and find out where others may be on a weekend shoot on social media like Facebook & Instagram, Or just go to the places people post images and you will find people there on the weekends photographing something – Landscapes, wildlife, sports, and events.

Now landscape photography is much different than photographing a wedding, an event, portraits, sporting events, real estate or any other photographic avenues. The best thing about photography is that you can pick and choose what you wish to do and what you like to photograph. Photography is a passion. It can display your character or even your soul. The main thing is to have fun and enjoy the time you are out with your camera.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I have several Social Media accounts that people can follow me on:
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/LeeSmithPhotos/

Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/smittysholdings/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/leesmithphotos2017/

Currently, I only have my artwork for sale on my website https://www.leesmithphotos.com/.
I am looking into several galleries to start showing my work.

Contact Info:

A sunny day on the beach of Key Biscayne, with the old Cape Florida Lighthouse standing proudly against the Clouds.
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The Umbrella Sky Project art installation is at Giralda Plaza in Coral Gables and will be in place for the next two months - photos by Lee Smith.
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When the balloons align and these seem just right - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico
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The sunset off Bahia Honda Bridge in the Florida Keys
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The Florida Everglades on a foggy morning at Sunrise - Everglades National Park, photo by Lee Smith
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A view of the Hillsboro Inlet lighthouse from the beach
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A moring where the clouds help create the beams of light from the sun. Matheson Hammock in Miami, Florida
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High Cost of Forklift Abuse by G&W Equipment

G&W Equipment, Inc. - Conduct Forklift Inspections Before the Problems Happen

Causes Of Forklift Truck And Facility Damage

1. Poor Floor Conditions:

    • Driving forklifts over debris such as wood, plastic wrap, twine and banding can cause radiator or axle damage.
    • If debris is blown into the engine compartment, it can also destroy the cooling system and cause engine failure.

2. Improper Operating Practices:

    • Congested work areas can cause impact damage to product, lift trucks or facilities.
    • Losing control of the forklift can cause product damage or personal injury.
    • Any impact to the forklift can damage tires, wheels, body panels, frame parts, forks, attachments and the load backrest.

3. Unsafe Lifting and Speed:

    • Serious damage or personal injury can occur when forklift trucks operate at high lift and travel speeds.
    • Tip overs can also result from raising a heavy load while traveling too fast.

4. Incorrect Equipment or Options:

    • Using the wrong equipment for the job can cause premature wear and failure to major components.
    • Proper equipment selection helps ensure efficient forklift truck operation and performance, and helps to lower overall maintenance costs.
    • Operating forklifts with worn or incorrect tires can be a major contributor to your maintenance expense.

G&W Equipment

Charlotte
704-394-6316Raleigh
919-781-0505

Greensboro
336-605-5591

Greenville, NC
252-351-8000

Greenville, SC
864-297-1330

Columbia
803-931-0016Charleston
843-266-1020

Florence
843-407-2486

Atlanta, GA
770-716-7959

Savannah, GA
912-244-3477

Our Online Contact Page:
https://www.gwequip.com/contact/

Six Reasons to Choose Jungheinrich Forklifts

Jungheinrich offer customized solutions that simplify your material handling needs – Counterbalanced Forklifts, Narrow Aisle Lift Trucks, Electric Tuggers, Walkie Jacks & Stackers. Our EXTENSIVE line of forklifts is well-suited to diverse product applications, from stacking and order picking to warehousing and food processing.

  • Greater Uptime Due to Longer Planned Maintenance Intervals
    • Jungheinrich EFG 2 series of electric pneumatic forklifts have 1,000 hours Planned Maintenance (PM) intervals
      • Others in the industry offer 500-hour intervals (50% more than the EFG 2)
      • Jungheinrich’s longer service intervals mean less downtime for maintenance and cost savings with fewer service intervals.
  • Maintenance cost savings
    • Easy access to the engine and other key lift truck components during maintenance makes it easy-to-service. This saves time and reduces maintenance cost over the long run
  • Jungheinrich’s 2 Shifts, 1 Charge Guarantee = greater cost savings
    • Fewer batteries means less time changing/recharging batteries
    • Fewer batteries frees up storage space that can now be used for product storage
    • Jungheinrich’s lower energy consumption means you’ll spend less money on electricity overall
  • Operator Costs
    • Less battery changing over time means the operator spends more time working
      • Battery changes take 20-30 minutes each time a battery change is required
  • Larger the Fleet – Greater the Savings
    • A 5-unit forklift fleet can expect on average:
      • An annual savings up to $18,500
      • A 5-year savings up to $64,900
    • A 10-unit fleet can expect on average:
      • An annual savings up to $30,100
      • A 5-year savings up to $122,900
    • Contact us to get your personalized saving analysis
  • Premium ergonomic and comfort features
    •  soloPILOT fingertip controls
    • Full-suspension seat
    • Floating operator compartment
    • Electric power steering

We are all about reducing our carbon footprint and our energy efficient products are good for the environment and your productivity.  These lifts are perfect in sensitive environments, clean applications, including the food and beverage industry.

Take our 7-day demo challenge and see for yourself!

G&W Charlotte, North Carolina Office
600 Lawton Rd. Charlotte, NC 28216
(704) 394-6316
https://www.gwequip.com

AMT is your source for ATX’s GigaPass RF R-PHY Gateway Solutions.

AMT is your source for ATX's GigaPass RF R-PHY Gateway Solutions.

ATX’s GigaPass Gateway from AMT

Migrating legacy QAM-based video services to your CCAP is in most cases a prerequisite to moving to a Distributed Access Architecture (DAA). But limitations around the encryption capabilities of CCAP video cores are threatening to delay the move to a distributed architecture, as well as the resulting benefits

Offering a detour around this roadblock, and a way for MSOs to accelerate the evolution of their networks, is a new RF R-PHY video engine from ATX Networks. Available through AMT, the ATX GigaPass is a
QAM-to-IP mux pass-through solution that enables cable operators to proceed with DAA deployments while working out lingering content encryption issues. And MSOs in a position to migrate all subscribers to an IPTV service in the next few years can potentially use the GigaPass to forego the expense and complexity of building out a CCAP video core altogether.

For a more detailed description of both GigaPass applications, take a look at this blog from ATX. And dig even deeper into the details by downloading the GigaPass datasheet.

Distributed Access Architecture (DAA)

Looking to migrate to an R-PHY/MAC  architecture, push RF generation deep into the network and simplify your  network? Visit ATX’s DAA Solution page.

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Dig into the details of the ATX GigaPass QAM-to-IP RF R-PHY video engine, including benefits, features, specifications and ordering information.
Learn more

 

For more information, contact your AMT Sales Representative today  at 888.293.5856
3150 SW 15th Street l Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
954.427.5711 | sales@amt.com | www.amt.com

Conduct Forklift Inspections Before the Problems Happen

Did you know that you can increase efficiency and profitability of your operation by regularly inspecting the forklifts in your fleet?
Conduct Inspections Before the Problems Happen by G&W Equipment, Inc

Did you know that you can increase efficiency and profitability of your operation by regularly inspecting the forklifts in your fleet? Doing so can help you identify preventative or routine maintenance needs before they become a larger concern.

Here are a few of the critical lift truck components to check:

Tilt Cylinders

Look for oil leaks or damage; leaks can be external or inside the cylinder.
If you see signs of leaks or damage, you need to either replace the seals or the lift truck’s entire cylinder assembly.

Chains

Check for signs of wear or damage.
Use a chain wear gauge – if wear is beyond 2%, replace the chain.
Replace kinked or rusted chains.

Forklift Mast

Make sure the mast moves up, down, forward and back smoothly.
If the sliding surfaces are binding, you may need to lubricate. After lubricating, raise and lower the mast and tilt it forward and back a few times to get lubricant into the fittings.

Forks

Look for cracks, damage and wear.
Replace forks if there is wear beyond 10%. Bent forks, uneven fork tines or indications that the forks have been modified by cutting or welding near the tip indicate that the forks should also be replaced.

Our trained service technicians can walk you through proper forklift inspection techniques or help your business select the right planned forklift maintenance schedule for your needs.
Call us Today at  (704) 394-6316 or contact us with out online form request to schedule a forklift maintenance.

 

G&W Equipment, Inc. - Conduct Forklift Inspections Before the Problems Happen

G&W Equipment, Inc.
600 Lawton Rd. Charlotte, NC 28216
704-394-6316

https://www.gwequip.com/lift-truck-inspections/

Treating Cancer From Western vs Medical Qigong Perspective

Lisa VanOstrand teaches medical qigong and qigong energy healing for 3 Treasures School of Medical Qigong in various places in the United States
by Lisa VanOstrand

The four major types of treatment in Western Medicine for cancer are surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and biologic therapies. Hormone therapies such as tamoxifen are also available.

Medical Qigong therapy is a form of Chinese Energetic Medicine, and is one of the four foundational schools of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Medical Qigong predates acupuncture by thousands of years. Like Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong views all diseases as a manifestation of an underlying imbalance. The Medical Qigong therapist uses energetic healing protocols on the client to purge toxic emotions from the body’s tissues, eliminate energetic stagnation, as well as strengthen and balance the internal organs. The client may also be given exercise prescriptions, which combine physical movements, breath, sound, visualization, and intention to facilitate the healing in between treatments.

Using an analogy of a plant, the tumor can be considered the flower or actual manifestation of the disease and the root of the plant as the actual root cause or support which feeds and nourishes the flower. Pulling out a weed without the attached roots of the weed, means that the weed will inevitably reappear sometime in the future. Thus, the flower as well as the root cause of the illness must be found and treated, otherwise the imbalance cannot be eradicated and worse yet, the disease or imbalance can be aggravated. Medical Qigong healing protocols and exercises work to get at the root of the patient’s imbalance.

The Complete Article:  http://3treasureshealing.com/qigong_cancer_treatment.html

3 Treasures Healing by Lisa VanOstrand
Dr. Of Medical Qigong (China), Dean of Advanced Studies @Barbara Brennan School of Healing 2000-2007, Core Energetics Therapist,  Clairvision Practitioner
(786) 512-7096
http://3treasureshealing.com

Mobile Auto Body Shop & Paint Repair Service

Don’t you hate coming out of a store and seeing your car door dented, your bumper damaged or a scratch in your car’s paint?  It’s seems to be a constant battle keeping your car looking new and in good shape. Good news – you now can have the Auto Body Shop come to you!  Paint Shuttle’s mobile auto body repair service specializes in paintless dent repair, bumper repair and scratch removal.

Paint Shuttle specializes in minor body repair, plastic bumper repair, removing small dents, and paint scratch removal on site in a matter of hours.Paint Shuttle is a Mobile Auto Body Shop & Paint Repair Service

The Paint Shuttle Auto Body Repair Shop was started in 1990, serving the Miami-Dade County area. The Company has mainly concentrated on the South Florida car dealers and rental companies for removing scratches, repairing minor body work and bumpers on vehicles to look like new again, plus we would get the job done in a short amount of time.

All minor bumper scratches, dents and damages can be sanded, filled, primed and painted to match the exact color of paint using our computerized paint matching system. We also repair damaged plastic bumpers by heating and molding your bumper to it’s original shape and finish.

With over 20 years of experience with the local car dealers, we are widely recognized for our auto body repair experience and skills.

Paint Shuttle works with vehicles from high end luxury autos to economy cars including vans, trucks and motorcycles.

Paint Shuttle is a Mobile Auto Body Shop & Paint Repair Service - 954-551-320

We can fix most any minor body damage:
• Auto Dent Repairs• Door Dings• Car Scratch Repairs• Minor Body Damage
• Paint Scuffs• Key Scratches• Cosmetic Auto Repairs• Minor Collision Repairs
• Hail Damage• Paintless Dent Repairs• Paint damage• Plastic Bumper Repair
• Minor fender benders• Damaged Fenders• Foreign or Domestic• Vans & Trucks
• Fenders• Hoods• Doors• Trunks
• Door Frames• Grills• Roofs• Bumpers
• Quarter Panels• Rocker Panels

Contact us today to see how our auto scratch repair services can help you.

  1. Call us at 954.551.3200 for a free estimate at your home or office
  2. Use our online Contact Form for one of our agents to contact you.

Paint Shuttle is a Mobile Auto Body Shop & Paint Repair Service in South Florida
265 S. Federal Highway – Suite 293 · Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441 · USA
PHONE: 954-551-3200

South Florida Impact Windows & Doors Replacement Contractor

David Charles Construction, Inc. is a Florida State Certified General Contractor for Windows and Doors - Licensed - Insured
David Charles Construction Inc – (954) 382-2500

Providing Replacement Windows and Replacement Doors:

  • Single Hung Windows
  • Horizontal Slider Windows
  • Casement Windows
  • French & Sliding Glass Doors
  • Hurricane Rated Exterior Doors
  • Entry Doors
  • Patio Doors
  • Sliding Glass Doors
  • Storm Doors
  • Replacement Doors & Windows

Why Select David Charles:

  • We oversee and manage our installation crew(s)
  • We ensure that product is installed above standard and according to state rules and regulations
  • We strive to complete all projects efficiently
  • We train and develop our own crew members
  • We always maintain a safe work site and promote proper work-flow
  • Offering 100% Financing to Qualified Customers
  • We accept Checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • We also provide Commercial Window and Door Installations and Replacements in South Florida

Reasons upgrade your windows and doors:

  • Improve the energy efficiency of your home
  • Lower your electric bills
  • Reduce your carbon foot print
  • 24/7 home security for your home
  • Drastically reduce the loud sounds from outside
  • You can apply to lower your insurance premiums
  • Increase the value of your home

Our work is above City & State Code for all our installations. We also submit permits and arrange inspections so you will have peace of mind knowing that our work was done better than code, correct and secure.

Forest Green Construction, Inc. DBA/ David Charles Construction, Inc.
8930 State Road 84, Davie, Fl. 33324
Tel (954) 382-2500
http://www.impactwindows-doors.com/
Florida State Certified General Contractor – CGC # 1506646 – Licensed – Insured

South Florida Impact Windows & Doors Replacement Contractor providing wide range of impact windows and doors for Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties

Eco-Friendly Building Supplies – Miami, Broward and Palm Beach

Eco Simplista - South Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions

As Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of Eco Simplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will update and enhance your home, while bettering our world. For us home design is a combination of functionality, style and endurance, combined with a moral, social and environmental responsibility. At Eco Simplista design is about creating solutions from natural elements. Eco Simplista is here to help you to live, create, and innovate an environmentally responsible lifestyle.

Knowledgeable product support

Almost all of the big-box stores are offering items that are labeled “green” but often times the sales person has little or no knowledge of the product, how to use it or what makes it better than another product. Everything that we offer in our store not only have we asked the manufacturer what steps it has taken to make the product less toxic; but in addition we have tested it ourselves!

How do we select our products ?

  • When selecting which products we are going to carry we use the following criteria:
  • Performance – Does it perform as well as or better than similar products? We test all products before bringing them into EcoSimplista to sell to our customers.
  • Health – Is it healthier and safer for us and the environment than similar traditional products?
  • Cost – Is it a reasonably priced solution for our customers?
  • Use – Would we personally use it in our workplace or home? Only after we are satisfied that a product successfully meets all the above requirements do we offer the product to our customers.

We offer eco-friendly building supplies:

As South Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of Eco Simplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will.

Call us at (954) 565-5900 with your home improvement questions, visit us online or come by the shop and check out our products!

EcoSimplista – Your Eco Friendly Home Improvement Company
619 East Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Phone: 954 565 5900