He doesn’t really walk off the edge of the high rise; it just looks that way. A dramatic still shot of R&B recording artist D. Edward stepping out into the air high above Van Ness Avenue and Jackson Street in San Francisco not only made for an exhilarating cover photo for his new single “Love Is” it also set a viral number of fingers a twittering recently on social media. “The concept is: Love is a leap of faith,” D. Edward says of how the photo came to be. But, there’s more to the story. D. Edward’s artistic director for the project, Daniel Garcia offered a few options for the cover photo, and at first the air step idea sounded “amazing,” to D. Edward; however, that was before he spent time in a local REI store learning what it would really mean to be strapped by a single rope, clip, and rock climbing harness. “I thought we’d use Photoshop or something,” D. Edward says, adding, he has “a slight fear of heights.” For insurance reasons, the store salesman told D. Edward he couldn’t assist in tying a knot on the rope, but, after reading a book he bought there… “Which[…]
On Saturday, October 18th, 2015, a local hospital contacted Santa Clara County health officials to report that five people that sought medical attention had been exposed to Shigella. On the next day, Mariscos San Juan, located at 2015 North 4th Street, San Jose had been shut down. So far, 80 people appear to have been exposed to the contagious organism. At least 12 people are currently fighting for their lives in intensive care units. Health officials believe that, initially, the bacteria spread through an infected food handler working at the San Jose restaurant. After test labs confirmed the link between the bacteria and consumers experiencing the symptoms, many were urged to avoid contact with others. If the outbreak isn’t controlled, more people could be exposed to the organism in the near future. Shigella is responsible for 500,000 cases of illnesses nationwide every single year. Symptoms linked to the bacteria include bloody diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. In rare occasions, children may experience seizures. The elderly, children, and individuals with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of experiencing severe health issues. As health officials investigate this tragic outbreak, the attorneys at the Nagelberg[…]
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas – Acumenio (www.acumenio.com), an African American owned Coding Bootcamp & IT Training Company is offering their career readiness Bootcamps & IT Training programs free of charge of Homeless Men & Women. Acumenio is partnering with over 4000 shelters and churches across North America to identify promising candidates and ensure they have the resources and support they need to be successful. The classes which are normally $75 and the Bootcamps which can run upwards of $8,500 are completely free and designed to help the economically disadvantaged and veterans seek out, obtain and thrive in IT jobs. “As a minority owned and founded business, our mission is to equip the under-represented masses with the skills needed to pursue better job opportunities. Many people like to distance themselves from the homeless and economically disadvantaged, but we’re all in this together and need to do what we can to support each other.” said Rex Foster, lead instructor and program director. A list of participating shelters and churches can be found at www.acumenio.com or interested individuals can e-mail email@example.com for more information. For more information, visit www.acumenio.com.
There are many lawn care companies to choose from around Tulsa, but none of them stood out like Greenleaf Lawn in 2015. Since launching in 1998, the company has rocketed to becoming the number one leader in lawn care for homes and business around Tulsa and surrounding cities. The company was recently awarded two prestigious local awards for service related businesses. Tulsa People Magazine’s and The Broken Arrow Ledger’s #1 Voted lawn care and landscaping company for 2015. Greenleaf is known for their peerless ability to make Tulsa’s lawns greener than ever along with providing outstanding mowing, weed control, and fertilization services. They are also a leading provider for sod installation, gutter cleanings, leaf removal, and seasonal services like mosquito spraying, Christmas light installation and snow removal. A full list of the company’s services can be found here. “Since day one, we’ve always stood out for our weed control service,” says Jamie Nix, co-founder of Greenleaf. “Every technician we employ is fully certified by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, and we equip each of them with every tool needed to exceed our customer’s expectations.” Greenleaf is currently offering a $1 special for the first-time weed[…]