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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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[…]
Near-death experience inspires author to put pen to page and help people to lead a positive life. David Strauss shares lessons from his second chance at life A falling rock could have ended author, speaker and coach David Strauss’ life, but instead it changed it by giving him a second chance and a new way of looking at the world, which he shares in his new book, “Dancing with Vampires.” In 2008 Strauss was exploring ancient Anasazi ruins in New Mexico when a rock fell on his head. His solo walk to safety with an open head wound and concussion led him to face the possibility of his own death. His harrowing experience in the desert gave him an insight that has led to his new book, which is meant to inspire people to take responsibility for their own happiness, health, and well-being. The book offers seven lessons Strauss learned as he got a second chance. The seven lessons are: • Surround yourself with people you can learn from • Self-image is everything • Own your life • Your questions shape your reality • Life is about energy and vibes • Gratitude is the remedy • Self-love is the[…]