Smoke alarms save lives in NYC: The FDNY commissioner urges New Yorkers to

Smoke alarms save lives in NYC: The FDNY commissioner urges New Yorkers to
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Our Loss is Qatar's Pain
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Save yourself — and your potential contractor — frustration: Know what
Word of mouth and a good rapport go a long way when you're hiring anyone for anything — but if you're deciding on a contractor, you should go a few steps further. If you communicate well with each other, you'll save a lot of emotional stress as the …
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The Shocking Truth Concerning Electrical Home Improvement

When facing a home repair job that desires electrical home improvement, you must consult a skilled, or hopefully take a category at your local building supply store for the simplest results. This article will expose some of the first issues when tackling the wiring in your home. Learn what to avoid and the way to make the project one that’s executed correctly.

Safety 1st

When operating with electrical current and wires, it’s advisable to wear rubber soled shoes to avoid being shocked. There are still alternative dangers concerned, however this is one that is typically overlooked. Additionally, create positive that the surrounding setting you are operating in is evident from any water. Water and electricity do not mix. If you’re using tools for your electrical home improvement, make positive that each one of the cords are safe and beyond any damage. Caution – Build certain to check them when they are unplugged, and if you discover any open wiring on any of the cords be positive to tape them with some good quality electrical tape or discard them and use a twine that you recognize is safe.

Start With A Smaller Project

Before you are taking on an electrical home improvement project, it’s better to begin with one thing you have additional confidence or experience with. Changing a light switch might be a smart place to begin You could create some ornamental changes to the sunshine switches whereas you are learning concerning wiring in your home.

Putting in A Circuit Box

One amongst the bigger electrical home improvement jobs that you will face is, changing out an recent circuit breaker box and putting in a replacement one. If you reside during a home that was engineered many years ago there is a good chance that an electrical home improvement project is in order for this area of the home. Before starting this kind of project you must consult along with your native electrical provide store. If you are the least bit unsure of yourself you should positively contemplate having a licensed professional electrician do this job for you. It might mean the distinction between life and death.

Strive Installing a Ceiling Fan

One electrical home improvement project you would possibly want to attempt is to install a ceiling fan within the bedroom or family room. This can be a rather easy project if you are careful. If you purchased a replacement ceiling fan it ought to come with some detailed instructions for installation. If you’re installing a ceiling fan that did not come with directions, you’ll sometimes find help at your native building provide store. Another tip for this type of project is to create certain you have some electrical tape and twist nuts for the wires. When tackling your next electrical home improvement project, build certain that you’re well prepared and keep safe.

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West Berkeley residence gets needed work via nonprofit program
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Eclectic murder suspect hit with additional charges
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Next Step Living-Supported Saha Global Introduces Ghana Families to Solar Energy, Cutting Energy Bill Costs and Reducing Carbon Emissions by One Thousand Tons Yearly

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Saha Global, the woman-run nonprofit bringing solar energy and clean water technology to Northern Ghana, has made a significant impact in the health of families in the region and in new economic opportunities during its seven years of operation. Funded in part by Next Step Living’s Next Step Giving program since late 2013, the nonprofit has transitioned more than 450 families from using kerosene to solar electricity, the carbon reduction equivalent of 1,000 tons a year, and the equivalent of saving thousands of U.S. dollars in utility bill costs for each Ghanaian family.

Prior to its solar endeavors with Next Step Living, Saha Global began as Community Water Solutions, providing clean water to nearly 5,000 families who were previously drinking contaminated water, causing widespread illness. Some 40,000 people are now benefitting from the 74 water businesses Saha Global created to bring clean water to the families.

“We launched Next Step Giving to extend the benefits and potential of our energy-saving solutions beyond just the Northeast by supporting groundbreaking nonprofits such as Saha Global,” said Geoff Chapin, CEO and founder of Next Step Living. “The nonprofit’s initiative to provide clean energy and water was a perfect match to further our mission to provide greater access to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Partnering with Saha Global has helped us achieve that goal on a more global level.”

As a result of Saha Global’s success, Chapin said the company will continue its partnership with a particular focus on expanding solar facilities and serving an additional country. A panel of judges, including Next Step Living Vice President of Outreach Gabe Shapiro, will choose the next country after a pitch event to be held May 31 in Boston, and will be publicly announced at a fundraising event in September.

Starting from scratch, Saha Global founders Kate Clopeck and Vanessa Green began creating solar and water businesses in Northern Ghana, empowering local women to become entrepreneurs in their community. Women, who are often marginalized in the Ghanaian culture, became businesswomen, running solar charging stations powered by community solar, a step into the 21st century in villages where kerosene lamps and lead acid batteries were the norm. Now, people can charge their cell phones and other electronics at the solar charging center, leading to an enormous improvement in energy use. Saha Global has generated nearly 180 new jobs for women entrepreneurs, who run the clean water and energy businesses in Ghana.

“At first our women partners were intimidated by the solar technology, but within days they had the operation down,” said Clopeck. “We’re not only helping them start a business, but we’re also giving them a sense of purpose to help their communities both adopt clean energy, and lead safer, healthier lives.”

Next Step Living and Saha Global Impact to Date

Solar electricity access to close to 500 families, eliminating kerosene lamps. By reducing black carbon by 102.5 kg, there are 92,600 kg of C02 no longer being released into the atmosphere each year.
This has the climate warming equivalent of 1,004.35 tons of CO2 each year.
It is the equivalent of taking 192 cars off the road or planting nearly 24,000 trees.
Eight solar businesses in Ghana provide electricity to more than 450 families, saving each family $ 116 annually. That’s the equivalent of an American family saving thousands on its utility bills.
A team of more than 250 volunteer field representatives to carry out the Saha Global mission since the nonprofit’s founding in 2008.

About Next Step Living

One of the fastest-growing companies in the country, Next Step Living® is the leading provider of whole-home energy solutions in the Northeast. In 2014, Next Step Living continued its triple bottom line focus with an expansion into the commercial sector when it became the exclusive provider of EcoThermal Filter Systems, an innovative energy-saving product for commercial kitchens. Headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District, Next Step Living makes it easy and affordable for people to have a low environmental impact, at home and at work. Next Step Living partners with more than 400 municipalities, civic organizations, leading corporations and utility companies to deliver energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for better living. Please visit for more information.

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in … Learn …
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LL Corpus Cogere, Inc. Announces Testing and Research of Intelligent Home GAIT Frame Equipment

Pompano Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

LL Corpus Cogere, Inc. announced today the completion of its Intelligent Home GAIT Frame Equipment Prototype 2 (IH-GAIT Frame) and launch of beta testing and academic research at the prestigious JSS Hospital (JSS) in Mysore, India. The IH-GAIT Frame is the company’s flagship new age physical therapy product intended to bring innovative gait rehabilitation to home settings with similar evidence-based outcomes typically provided at rehabilitation centers and healthcare facilities. The IH-GAIT Frame safely supports home-bound patients in a standing position throughout their therapy sessions that typically requires multiple physical therapists and large medical equipment.

The IH-GAIT Frame primarily supports the industry-recognized “weight bearing” concept, which is essential in building muscle strength, balance, coordination and proprioception unequivocally supporting medical principles and laws of science, such as Wolff’s Law, and the Overload, SAID, and Reversibility Principles.

The IH-GAIT Frame, US Patent pending, was conceived and designed by LL Corpus and currently being engineered and industrialized by Star Knowledge Technology Alliance Team, LLC, with offices in Florida, USA, and Mysore, India.

The accompanying academic research supports a hypothesis that IH-GAIT Frame will provide a safe and effective treatment approach and achieve evidence-based rehabilitation outcomes of gait patients operating in restricted space environments. The underpinning hypothesis is that IH-GAIT Frame provides capabilities for patients to be safely elevated from sitting to standing position using body weight support apparatus maintaining upright standing position throughout treatment sessions. Weight bearing and multi-directional application of pressure to the joints of the lower extremity (hip, knee, and ankle joints) help stimulate muscular contractions and co-contractions, promote bone strength and normalize pattern of movement.

IH-GAIT Frame value proposition highlights:

1. Coalesce physical therapy, mental health and yoga best practices.

2. Boost freedom of patient movement thereby promoting normalized pattern of movement.

3. Encompass 22 customized time-honored exercises, designed exclusively for IH-GAIT Frame.

4. Enable physical therapists (PT) to customize movements for musculoskeletal and neurological patients.

5. Collect and observe patient vital signs and body movements via sensors throughout sessions.

6. Video and monitor patient rehabilitation sessions remotely.

7. Expand PT productivity with real-time data entry and computerized interaction with physicians and patients.

8. Supply Cloud-based E-Patient Chart with mobile device access.

9. Provide patient evidence-based outcomes digitally to Medicare and insurance carriers.

Kevin M. O’Sullivan, president and CEO, stated: “We are extremely delighted to have secured the commitment and confidence of JSS College of Physiotherapy and JSS Hospital, in Mysore, India, to proactively collaborate as a value-add partner in the beta testing of IH-GAIT Frame and support our important academic research on patient Gait rehabilitation activities. We are definitely looking forward to JSS’s testing and research contribution outcomes and further enrichment of our equipment before we productize for sale to the healthcare industry.”

The key LL Corpus competitive advantage is that the IH-GAIT Frame offers substantial cross-over appeal to a broad spectrum of healthcare fields, such as rehabilitation, wellness, sports medicine, fitness, occupational therapy and home healthcare. LL Corpus is uniquely positioned to support improved patient outcomes with a Holistic Rehabilitation Approach (HRA) that entails consideration of patients’ over-all lifestyle including mental, physical and medical conditions. We view physical rehabilitation as no longer a treatment of individual impairments or receipt of passive “fix its”. The outcome of our HRA will enable patients to experience more complete and effective healing of their total human state.

“The IH-GAIT Frame is the first of our intelligent home equipment devices that we will be introducing over the next few years. The key components that accentuate the intelligence of our equipment is that key patient data and details are captured with body sensors and video for improved clinical evaluation to arrive at objective, measurable, and sustainable outcomes. With sanguine expectations, we will identify innovative enhancements during our JSS testing and research that will positively enrich the usability of our equipment.”, said Louise T. Lontoc, founder and executive vice president of LL Corpus.

Dr. Kavitha Raja, Professor & Principal at JSS College of Physiotherapy and Head of Physiotherapy at JSS Hospital stated: “I enthusiastically believe that the IH-GAIT Frame has the makings of widespread use in India given our large outpatient populace that view visiting medical facilities as demanding and expensive. The equipment has the capability to equally support positive rehabilitation outcomes for small children as well as seniors with joint disorders and other physical conditions. I am looking forward to collaborating with LL Corpus in equipment testing and academic research activities with our physical therapists and patients.”

ABOUT LL Corpus Cogere, Inc. (LL Corpus)

LL Corpus, headquartered in Pompano Beach Florida, founded by Kevin M. O’Sullivan and Louise T. Lontoc, is a healthcare business focused on developing new age physical therapy solutions. Our mission proactively supports trailblazing designed-products that surpass known limits. Key areas of focus include:

INNOVATIVE EQUIPMENT DESIGN: Revolutionize traditional technical and rehabilitation approach to treating neurological and orthopedic disorders to realize:

Improved patient safety and compliance
Cost efficiency
Evidence-based results captured digitally
Positive treatment outcomes
Enriched patient ‘Quality of Life’

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY PURSUIT: Expand PT productivity with forward-looking computer and documentation handling, thus, improving patient treatment time and PT hands-on skills and techniques.

PIONEERING HOME BOUND TREATMENT APPROACHES: Supply cost-effective telemedicine services to patients in home settings centering on improvement of their total physical, emotional and mental conditions.

The company’s innovative new age physical therapy equipment and solutions support patient rehabilitation treatments in medical facilities and at home. LL Corpus is not your typical classic physical therapy equipment company as all products are visualized, crystalized and designed by industry recognized physical therapists and physicians based on actual patient encounters and requirements.

As technology continually pervades the medical arena, LL Corpus’ design philosophy is vested exclusively in an approach that all physical therapy products are built with digital intelligence that encompass device-specific computing capability, network connectivity via mobile, and integrated sensors and digital cameras. This design enables pre-set monitoring, real-time decision-making, and servicing of patients’ vitals and body conditions during and after use of equipment for therapeutic exercises.

ABOUT Star Knowledge Technology Alliance Team, LLC (Star Knowledge)

Star-Knowledge is a global engineering services provider that offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of Software, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services and Solutions. The organization, with offices in Florida and Mysore, India, is directed by professionals with Fortune 100 executive management experience and staffed with over 300 + years of accumulated business, engineering, and technical experience engaged in complex and innovative software development and engineering projects. The company delivers real results to customer business and technical problems and opportunities, ensuring a level of certainty and professionalism unequaled by competitors.

Star-Knowledge completes customer projects to approved business and technical requirements, on time, to a fixed budget with high quality (ISO 9001 certified). Star Knowledge’s services are conducted within a structured methodology and supported by formal project management, development, and quality management governance policies and frameworks.

ABOUT JSS Hospital (JSS)

JSS is a 1,200 bed hospital with 35 specialties and super specialties founded under the aegis of JSS Medical Service Trust. It is now serving as a teaching hospital to the JSS Medical College. A notable feature of JSS is that it caters to the needs of patients in rural parts of South India and treats daily about 800 out-patients.

ABOUT JSS Medical College (JSSMC)

JSS Medical College, Mysore, was started in 1984-85 and is imparting education in medical sciences (MBBS) courses. It is recognized by the Medical Council of India and was affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore from 1995-1996. It has now become a constituent college of JSS University established under Section-3 of UGC Act from May 2008. The students of this college are from all corners of India as well as from abroad. The college is also recognized by The General Medical Council, Sri Lanka Medical Council and WHO. Post-graduate courses in various faculties, Ph.D. and Para Medical Courses are also available.

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Alternate Home Electricity Systems of today are small scale and able to supply an entire home with its electricity requirements producing zero environmental gasses are silent running and safe to operate. The cost of an Alternate “Home Electricity” Systems is easily paid for within the first year of operation. The majority of your Electricity requirements produced today come from Hydro Electric (dams), Carbon Based Fuels or Nuclear; all of these are very damaging to the atmosphere adding to the green house and global warming effect.

In the last 100 years our civilization has made some gigantic advances; learning to fly, landing a man on the moon and living in space, the electronic tube and the printing press which have both developed and merged into computers and immediate mass media access, eliminating the Black Plague, Polio and extending the average lifespan by 20 years. Our current day demands for Electricity makes our life comfortable and advances our civilization; we are 100% dependent on Electricity. If your Electricity was turned off today how long could you live?

Electricity is one of the biggest Industries in the World and the methods we use to generate electricity have not changed in the last century, Why? Could it be that the CEO’s and Scientists in the Electricity World have been sniffing too much glue and have gone brain dead? It certainly appears so when compared to other areas of science advancements. The truth is – Electric Industry is smelling money and do not want you to know of the existence of any Alternate Home Electricity Systems. In comparison to all other Industries, Electricity has been left behind in the Ice Age by remaining wholly dependent on carbon fossil fuels.

It has only been in the most recent 20 years that alternative ways of producing Alternate Home Electricity has been really looked at with the development of Wind, Solar and Magnetic Electric Generators; this is only because the general population has started to become concerned and aware of environmental issues we confront today. There are a few people that have never accepted the suggestion that Home Electricity must be delivered in mass by one provider. They have persistently toiled away in their back yards at a solution to stand alone Home Electricity Systems. This small group of unconventional inventors have successfully designed and built small home electric generator systems that can power your complete home.

These Alternate Home Electricity systems are small sized, silent running, safe to operate and produces zero environment gasses that are harmful to our environment. Yes – you must put in a small effort and follow the very easy step-by-step building manual, some even offer a complete pre-built system, or you can hire a handy man for a day. This small effort on your part has long term benefits for you, no more electric bills to pay and you are taking a major step to reducing your carbon footprint to reducing the global warming effect.

You can find these Alternate Home Electricity systems on the internet and they are comparatively inexpensive, easy to build and install. The saving from your electricity bill will pay back in a year or less of the installation cost. For more information on home electricity systems and to compare the advantages and disadvantages of both, follow the link in this Article to the Alternative Home Electricity Review Site where you can compare the 3 types of systems that best suit you for installation and the area that you live.

The faster we all take some action to becoming less dependent on Fossil Fuels Electricity the quicker this planet will start to heal itself from the destruction done in the past and make a better place for many forthcoming generations.

If we continue using Fossil Fuels until this resource is exhausted our Planet will be beyond repair. The Big Companies and Governments have too much to lose by developing alternative home electric systems, it is left to us, the ignored majority, to take action and decrease our dependence on Fossil Fuels. HOME ELECTRICITY