Month: September 2019

Popular car accident lawyer in Richmond VA recognized as a top Richmond car accident lawyer

Popular car accident lawyer in Richmond VA recognized as a top Richmond car accident lawyer

Popular car accident lawyer in Richmond VA recognized as a top Richmond car accident lawyer
Experienced Richmond car accident lawyers, VACAIL, rewarded as one of the top auto accident lawyers in Virginia

Commonwealth Accident Injury Law, otherwise known as VACAIL, has grown to become one of the most sought-after providers of quality representation and compensation for damages resulting from auto crashes. Over the years, the firm has attracted the attention of several bodies, garnering reviews and accolades from different quarters. 

Insurance experts state that an average driver is expected to be involved in a car accident approximately once every 18 years. This claim has been substantiated with statistics coming out from the National Safety Council, showing that about 40,000 people were killed, and 4.5 million people were seriously injured in car crashes across the United States in 2018. A 2018 publication, Virginia Traffic Crash Facts, showed that a total of 131,848 crashes occurred in Virginia, representing a 3.5 percent increase over 2017. This led to 819 fatalities and more than 66,000 injuries. This puts Virginia on the radar of one of the areas prone to car accidents. One of the major issues that come with car accidents is the difficulty in getting compensation for the damages caused. Unfortunately, many of the available accidents attorneys do not possess the requisite knowledge and experience to represent accident victims properly. VACAIL and their team of lawyers have been able to make a difference over the years.

The law firm is reputed for effectively handling virtually any type of auto accident case, providing guidance to victims and helping them make the best possible decision. Some of the types of car accidents handled by the firm include Rear-End Accidents, Texting and Driving, Head-On Collisions, Wrong-Way Drivers, and Drunk Driving Accidents.

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Commonwealth Accident Injury Law has a reputation for helping clients through every step of the process, answering their questions, negotiating a fair settlement, or, if necessary, fighting for them in court. The practice areas of the firm include back injuries, bicycle accidents, brain injuries, insurance claim denials, motorcycle accidents, drunk driving, and of course, car accidents.

The law firm has offices in different parts of Virginia, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Richmond, Falls Church, and Alexandria.

To find out more about the leading Richmond car accident lawyers and the services they can, please visit – https://vacail.com/richmond/car-accident-lawyer/.

About VACAIL

VACAIL is an established and reputable law office serving clients in across the different parts of the state of Virginia. The firm has been described as Virginia’s top accident lawyers, with a team of highly experienced and well-trained attorneys that offer aggressive representation to ensure that every client gets the settlement they deserve in due time. 

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Phone: (804) 332-6561
Address:1108 E Main St. #300
City: Richmond
State: VA 23219
Country: United States
Website: vacail.com/richmond/car-accident-lawyer

As Amish Leave Farming For Other Work Some Leave Their Homestead

Over the past couple of years, Strasburg Township’s zoning office in Pennsylvania found itself fielding more and more requests from Amish to house horses on residential lots. Most Amish in Lancaster County today work outside the farm, so they have been moving into homes on smaller lots — but they still need horses for transportation. In response, Strasburg Township’s board of supervisors voted to allow the horses — with some restrictions. That’s one example of how local governments around the state and the Amish are adjusting to the pressure a growing population is putting on the plain community’s traditional way of life. It’s a different scenario in Manheim Township, where some Amish are concerned about how plans for future development will affect the way they travel between each other’s homes. This summer, township commissioners approved a 76-acre mixed-use development along Oregon Pike. But one Amish man believes turning to the townships to solve problems of space is like

Meet The Nuclear-Powered Self-Driving Drone NASA Is Sending To A Moon Of Saturn

On the face of it, NASA’s newest probe sounds incredible. Known as Dragonfly, it is a dual-rotor quadcopter (technically an octocopter, even more technically an X8 octocopter); it’s roughly the size of a compact car; it’s completely autonomous; it’s nuclear powered; and it will hover above the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. But Elizabeth Turtle, the mission’s principle investigator at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, insists that this is actually a pretty tame space probe, as these things go. “There’s not a lot of new technology,” she says. Quadcopters (even X8 octocopters) are for sale on Amazon these days. Self-driving technology is coming along quickly. Nuclear power is harder to come by, but the team plans on using the same kind of system that runs NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars. Everything that’s going into Dragonfly is already being used somewhere else. Which is not to say that the idea of a nuclear-powered drone flying around a moon of Saturn doesn’t sound kind of

As Texas Cracks Down On Abortion, Austin Votes To Help Women Defray Costs

Austin is about to become the first city in the U.S. to fund groups that help women who seek abortions pay for related logistical costs, such as a babysitter, a hotel room or transportation. The move is an effort to push back against a new Texas law that went into effect Sept. 1. The state law bans local governments from giving money to groups that provide abortions — even if that money doesn’t pay for the actual procedure. Last week, the Austin City Council approved a line item for the city’s latest budget that, as of Oct. 1, sets aside $150,000 to pass along to nonprofits led by abortion rights activists that provide “logistical support services” for low-income women in the city. Supporters of the new city budget item describe it as a unique workaround to the state’s law, because none of these groups actually provide abortions. “The city has to find creative ways to help vulnerable communities in our city, and I see this as just another way,” says Councilwoman Delia Garza, Austin’s
Signarama Troy/Metro Detroit Named Signarama Global Franchise MVP for 2018 Second Year in a Row

Signarama Troy/Metro Detroit Named Signarama Global Franchise MVP for 2018 Second Year in a Row

Signarama Troy/Metro Detroit Named Signarama Global Franchise MVP for 2018 Second Year in a Row
Signarama of Troy/Metro Detroit is honored to have been named the Franchise MVP for 2018. Receiving this award for the second year in a row has not only been a humbling experience but has deepened their drive to provide world-class customer service.

TROY, Michigan – Sep 17, 2019 – Signarama of the Troy/Metro Detroit areas of Michigan is honored to have been named the Franchise MVP for 2018. Receiving this award for the second year in a row has not only been a humbling experience but has deepened their drive to provide world-class customer service.

Being the largest Signarama in the franchise system, they’re part of 800 locations in 55+ countries around the world. There’s a reason Signarama carries a prominent presence in various places. But for Signarama of Troy, to be the largest is a true honor and a testament to the efforts of the location’s management.

“With so many incredibly successful Signarama locations around the world, it is truly an honor to have reached this prominent status after many years of hard work and focus on honing our craft,” said Bob Chapa, Company President. “We are truly dedicated to our craft & will make sure that your sign is perfect… that is just how we do things!”

Operating in the Detroit market, Signarama/Troy Metro Detroit carries over 25 years in the trade. They serve both large and small accounts, treating each and every client with reputable customer service and quality products.

Signarama can serve a client in all areas of sign manufacturing. This includes graphic design, installation and project management. They’re committed and able to walk their clients through the entire sign process.

“We promise to make it an experience to remember,” explained a Signarama Troy representative. He said that Signarama seeks to give the client an experience that’s more than purchasing signs.

To help their customers wade through the nuts and bolts of a signage project, they carry a three-step process toward achieving positive results. First, there’s the planning and strategy stage. Second, there’s sign design and development. And finally, they build and install the signage with their licensed installation team.

This Michigan-based company is a one-stop-shop for signage needs. With an award-winning team of experts in the field of signage, Signarama of Troy boasts of 60 years of combined expertise with their management team alone. To say that Signarama is equipped to serve its clients’ needs would be an understatement.

“Give us a call or stop by our Troy sign company,” said Michael Stephens, Sales Manager and 18-year veteran of the company. “We would love the opportunity to demonstrate what makes us different from every other sign company, beginning with a tour of our location! We love to show off and explain the different sign-making processes so that our clients can see all that our shop has to offer.”

For the Detroit area and beyond, Signarama Troy provides a range of signage products. This includes indoor signs, outdoor signs, banners, vehicle graphics and wraps, and channel letters.  They credit their drive for world-class customer service and high-quality business signage as the reason for being awarded Franchise MVP a second year in a row. Quality service and customer care are a win for everyone involved.

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Phone: (248) 585-6880
Address:1017 Naughton Dr.
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State: MI 48071
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Website: michigansignshops.com

Bombing hits Afghan president’s rally in northern province

KABUL – Afghan officials say a sticky bomb attached to a police vehicle went off near a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in the country’s northern Parwan province.

There was no immediate word of casualties in the explosion.

The president’s campaign spokesman Hamed Aziz says that Ghani was there but that he is safe and unharmed. Aziz said he would provide more details later.

Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the provincial governor in Parwan, says the explosion happened while the rally was underway on Tuesday, at the entrance to the venue.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Across Afghanistan, militant attacks have continued as the country prepares for presidential elections later this month.

The Associated Press

Visa’s Kevin Phalen: Making The Case For B2B Payments’ Innovation Progress

Checks. Spreadsheets. Mounds of paper. Opaque payments moving sluggishly across borders and between banks. There is a mountain of friction in commercial payments today that seems to have held the industry back from the kind of rocket-pace innovation propelling retail and consumer payments into the future.

However, while many believe B2B payments are stuck in the past, Kevin Phalen, the global head of Visa Business Solutions, has a more optimistic viewpoint.

“I would say we’re seeing the most change we’ve seen in this space in probably decades,” Phalen told Karen Webster as he opened this year’s PYMNTS B2B Payments Executive Forum.

During his opening keynote, Phalen made a case for why commercial payments have indeed made significant headway in the last decade. Yes, there are more solutions available, and yes, new FinTechs are emerging to challenge the status quo and entice traditional banks to innovate. However, the real proof of progress in B2B payments, Phalen said, is in how industry stakeholders — including FIs, FinTechs and corporates — have overhauled how they think about those commercial payments challenges as they move forward to tackle them.

Thinking Beyond the Payer

Among the most significant, concrete changes in how the B2B payments ecosystem has approached the industry’s challenges is that service providers and innovators have begun to focus not just on the corporate payer, but also on the supplier.

“If you look at checks, ACH, wires or card-based payments, we in the industry were heavily focused on delivering solutions for the buy-side, which I think is critical,” Phalen explained. “But just as importantly, we have to solve for the supply-side as well.”

It’s a strategy that has come into particular focus in the commercial cards payment space as solution providers recognize that one of the biggest hurdles for card adoption is vendors’ willingness to accept them. However, as Phalen noted, Visa’s Global Business Solutions can take advantage of Visa’s card expertise, to truly address both buyers’ and suppliers’ payments needs, solutions cannot force one technology or one rail on a user.

Payment Rails Converging

The recent effort in B2B payments to zoom out and consider payments needs beyond the corporate payer has the industry shifting toward a convergence of payment rails, according to Phalen. While Visa is best-known for its card services, the commercial payments space has to tackle friction for buyers and suppliers whether or not transactions occur on card rails, he said.

Today, not only are innovations emerging to enhance the world’s existing payment rails, but new rails are also coming into play (like the ones on which Visa B2B Connect operates). This innovation is a good thing, said Phalen, but for B2B payments to tackle friction in areas like cross-border transactions and data management, these rails must be able to interlink with each other.

“There is a convergence happening within commercial payments,” he said. “Our partner FIs are telling us that, and they’re asking us to support them in thinking about that convergence.”

For Visa and other service providers, that means providing a layer of connectivity into new services for both financial institutions and corporates to allow interoperability — whether businesses are making high-value global payments or low-value local payments, or whether they’re using cards, ACH or otherwise. As open banking continues to promote integration, Phalen added, convergence between rails — and the solutions on which they operate — will be essential.

Rethinking the Infrastructure

Within a climate of converging payment rails, financial institutions have overhauled the way they operate and offer solutions on those rails to better serve not only their corporates’ needs but also the needs of their corporates’ vendors and partners.

Phalen pointed to one financial institution partner of Visa that recently exemplified how FIs have made drastic changes in their payments innovation strategies.

“This FI is replacing its core banking infrastructure with a real-time infrastructure,” he said. “That’s a pretty significant change. It’s literally thinking about the future of payments, and bringing automation on a real-time basis. It’s thinking about how to get information to corporates and consumers on a real-time basis.”

That’s not something the industry would have seen only a few years ago, Phalen noted, as banks have historically been reluctant to overhaul infrastructure with an “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” attitude.

The surge in bank-FinTech collaboration seen in recent years has propelled banks’ infrastructure upgrades, too. That may be well and good for retail payments, but what about how these efforts have impacted the ability for commercial payments to move faster between companies, across borders and with greater transparency?

Phalen argued that these efforts of infrastructure overhaul, a convergence of payment rails and the inclusion of buyers and suppliers when developing new payment solutions have already made a significant impact on B2B payments progress. Undoubtedly, however, there is much work to be done.

Industry stakeholders must continue to collaborate and support each other’s goals, said Phalen. What’s more, the industry has to continue to focus on the future.

“We have to innovate,” he said, “and we have to accelerate our innovation.”

Visa’s Kevin Phalen: Making The Case For B2B Payments’ Innovation Progress

Checks. Spreadsheets. Mounds of paper. Opaque payments moving sluggishly across borders and between banks. There is a mountain of friction in commercial payments today that seems to have held the industry back from the kind of rocket-pace innovation propelling retail and consumer payments into the future.

However, while many believe B2B payments are stuck in the past, Kevin Phalen, the global head of Visa Business Solutions, has a more optimistic viewpoint.

“I would say we’re seeing the most change we’ve seen in this space in probably decades,” Phalen told Karen Webster as he opened this year’s PYMNTS B2B Payments Executive Forum.

During his opening keynote, Phalen made a case for why commercial payments have indeed made significant headway in the last decade. Yes, there are more solutions available, and yes, new FinTechs are emerging to challenge the status quo and entice traditional banks to innovate. However, the real proof of progress in B2B payments, Phalen said, is in how industry stakeholders — including FIs, FinTechs and corporates — have overhauled how they think about those commercial payments challenges as they move forward to tackle them.

Thinking Beyond the Payer

Among the most significant, concrete changes in how the B2B payments ecosystem has approached the industry’s challenges is that service providers and innovators have begun to focus not just on the corporate payer, but also on the supplier.

“If you look at checks, ACH, wires or card-based payments, we in the industry were heavily focused on delivering solutions for the buy-side, which I think is critical,” Phalen explained. “But just as importantly, we have to solve for the supply-side as well.”

It’s a strategy that has come into particular focus in the commercial cards payment space as solution providers recognize that one of the biggest hurdles for card adoption is vendors’ willingness to accept them. However, as Phalen noted, Visa’s Global Business Solutions can take advantage of Visa’s card expertise, to truly address both buyers’ and suppliers’ payments needs, solutions cannot force one technology or one rail on a user.

Payment Rails Converging

The recent effort in B2B payments to zoom out and consider payments needs beyond the corporate payer has the industry shifting toward a convergence of payment rails, according to Phalen. While Visa is best-known for its card services, the commercial payments space has to tackle friction for buyers and suppliers whether or not transactions occur on card rails, he said.

Today, not only are innovations emerging to enhance the world’s existing payment rails, but new rails are also coming into play (like the ones on which Visa B2B Connect operates). This innovation is a good thing, said Phalen, but for B2B payments to tackle friction in areas like cross-border transactions and data management, these rails must be able to interlink with each other.

“There is a convergence happening within commercial payments,” he said. “Our partner FIs are telling us that, and they’re asking us to support them in thinking about that convergence.”

For Visa and other service providers, that means providing a layer of connectivity into new services for both financial institutions and corporates to allow interoperability — whether businesses are making high-value global payments or low-value local payments, or whether they’re using cards, ACH or otherwise. As open banking continues to promote integration, Phalen added, convergence between rails — and the solutions on which they operate — will be essential.

Rethinking the Infrastructure

Within a climate of converging payment rails, financial institutions have overhauled the way they operate and offer solutions on those rails to better serve not only their corporates’ needs but also the needs of their corporates’ vendors and partners.

Phalen pointed to one financial institution partner of Visa that recently exemplified how FIs have made drastic changes in their payments innovation strategies.

“This FI is replacing its core banking infrastructure with a real-time infrastructure,” he said. “That’s a pretty significant change. It’s literally thinking about the future of payments, and bringing automation on a real-time basis. It’s thinking about how to get information to corporates and consumers on a real-time basis.”

That’s not something the industry would have seen only a few years ago, Phalen noted, as banks have historically been reluctant to overhaul infrastructure with an “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” attitude.

The surge in bank-FinTech collaboration seen in recent years has propelled banks’ infrastructure upgrades, too. That may be well and good for retail payments, but what about how these efforts have impacted the ability for commercial payments to move faster between companies, across borders and with greater transparency?

Phalen argued that these efforts of infrastructure overhaul, a convergence of payment rails and the inclusion of buyers and suppliers when developing new payment solutions have already made a significant impact on B2B payments progress. Undoubtedly, however, there is much work to be done.

Industry stakeholders must continue to collaborate and support each other’s goals, said Phalen. What’s more, the industry has to continue to focus on the future.

“We have to innovate,” he said, “and we have to accelerate our innovation.”