Dice Games on Leg Day

Today a classic
Q was resurrected!  All you need is a dice,
a field and an imagination. 

Warm Up:

29x SSH

10x Good

10x Hill

Plank Circuit:  10xMerkins, 15x Mountain Climbers, 10x Merkins,
15x Plank Jack, 10x Merkins

1x Peanut lap
with High knees, butt kickers, backwards, and high skips

1x Cardiac

thang:  Count off by 6’s, purely for
memory purposes because YHC can’t remember 12 exercises.  Using the 6 corners of the soccer field as
stations, we randomized the stations by rolling the dice.  The dice was rolled 2 times.  The first time told us which station to go to
and the second dice told us the mode of travel to the next station.  The number of reps at each station was usually
determined by the first dice roll.  We
rolled the dice and hit the stations for about 20 minutes before YHC started
rolling on a hot streak (aka cheated) to make sure we got to hit each corner, and
to make sure we hit the burpee station one last time.  Following the dice games we mosyed to the
wall to do some homer to marge and wall kicks to make sure our hamstrings were
not neglected. 


1:  Burpee

2:  Jump Squat

3:  Lunge Jump

4:  Tuck Jump

5:  Line Jumps

6:  Frog Jumps

Mode of

1:  Backwards Run

2:  Bear Crawl

3:  High Skip

4:  Bunny hop

5:  Spring

6:  Duck Walk

Mary:  30x Flutter kicks followed by a v-sit ring of
fire 5 count.

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COT:  Prayers from Situation for a family member
who is an Army Ranger asked for prayers for Ranger unit that is replacing his
in Afghanistan.  Prayers and support for Cosmo
as works out his injury.    

Video: Lil Gotit Ft. Lil Keed – Pop My Shit (Remix)

Recruiting his blood brother for the “Pop My Sh*t” remix, Lil GotIt isn’t shy about he and Lil Keed’s influence, “me and Keed be putting each other on our hardest songs, but we really walking on this mf.” In the video, they really are walking on this mf, transforming into skyscraper-sized versions of themselves (nodding to the classic video game Rampage), waltzing around NYC counting stacks and plotting their rap domination.

Lil GotIt cut a blazing path through Atlanta’s trap scene. Since the release of his debut project Hood Baby in 2018, GotIt has dropped records with Gunna and Lil Uzi Vert. In March 2019, GotIt dropped Crazy But It’s True, which featured appearances from Lil Durk, Gunna, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Lil Keed, and many others. Stay tuned for more releases this summer, including an upcoming project produced in full by London On Da Track.

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Keep On Truckin’: NASCAR Trucks driver Friesen ready for Mosport playoff race

Stewart Friesen was in uncharted territory last year when he raced through the twists and turns of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in his NASCAR Truck Series playoff debut.

Now with another year under his belt – and an important first series win to his name – the 36-year-old from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., enters Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 playoff race at the challenging Toronto-area circuit with a champion’s confidence.

“I’m a lot more optimistic going into CTMP than I was last year,” Friesen said in a phone interview with The Canadian Press. “Last year I was just trying to survive the race and learn and build that notebook.

“This year having that race under my belt and having all the tips from (fellow Canadian driver) Ron Fellows, I feel a lot more confident in my road racing abilities and the track layout. It’s a challenging road course and its also a ton of fun to drive, so really looking forward to it.”

Sunday’s race at CTMP is the second of this year’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff circuit and the only race in the series to be held outside the United States.

Friesen finished a solid seventh last year at CTMP when the track hosted the playoff opener, but was eliminated three races later when the championship field was trimmed to six drivers and eventually finished seventh in the overall standings.

He entered this year’s playoffs in a far better position by finishing third in the regular season, thanks largely to his first series win at the Eldora Speedway dirt oval in Rossburg, Ohio. The result ended a frustrating string of close calls for Friesen, who had six second-place and four third-place results before his Chevrolet Silverado took the checkered flag at Eldora.

“We had been very close since getting hooked up with Chevrolet,” said Friesen, who is in his third season with crew chief Tripp Bruce at Halmar Friesen Racing. “A lot of second-place, third-place finishes, led a lot of laps, but we could just never get that perfect race and have everything go our way.”

Friesen has a good history with Eldora. He made his NASCAR Trucks debut at the track in 2016, got his first ever second-place finish there in 2017 and finished third in 2018.

“It was fitting that it happened at Eldora where the NASCAR deal first started for us a few years back,” he said. “And it was also fitting because we were kind of on the playoff bubble with not having a win. We were really good at making points all year long, sitting third in the regular season in points, but without having that win we were out of the playoffs.”

Friesen finished fourth in last week’s playoff opening race in Bristol, Tenn., putting him in good position to advance out of the Round of 8. The top six drivers after next week’s race in Las Vegas advance to the next round, with the final four over the following three races vying for the championship at the season-ending race in Miami.

The drivers will be in for a challenge Sunday. The CTMP course in Bowmanville, Ont., around 75 kilometres east of Toronto, has 10 turns – including the hairpin Moss Corner, which leads into a straight named after famed driver Mario Andretti.

Friesen said the trucks – “part pick-up truck but more F1 car,” he called them – are well-suited to tackle the intricacies of a road course, something he discovered a few of years ago in Bowmanville while attending a track event with Fellows. 

“We were doing 160 miles per hour up the Andretti backstretch in the Z06 Corvette, and I’d asked Ron how much slower the truck will be. I figured they’d be kind of sloppy and cumbersome on the road courses. And he kind of laughed at me and said ‘They’re going to be about four seconds a lap faster.’

“And then sure enough when we got on the track, it was pretty wild how well they handled. I’d raced them for two years before that on ovals and speedways, but I never thought they’d be that good on the road course.”

Curtis Withers, The Canadian Press

AP-NORC poll: Trump approval still weak despite economy

NEW YORK – About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president’s handling of the U.S. economy but gives him weak marks on other major issues.

Just 36% of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president; 62% disapprove.

The numbers may be ugly for a first-term president facing reelection in 14 months, but they are remarkably consistent. Trump’s approval rating has never dipped below 32% or risen above 42% in AP-NORC polls since he took office. By comparison, President Barack Obama’s approval never dropped below 40% in polling by Gallup.

The poor grades extend to Trump’s handling of several key issues: immigration, health care, foreign policy and guns. Views of the Republican president’s handling of the economy remain a relative bright spot despite fears of a potential recession, but at least 60% of Americans disapprove of his performance on other issues. The consistency suggests the president’s weak standing with the American people is calcified after two years of near-constant political crises, outrageous statements and divisive rhetoric at the White House.

The new survey was conducted shortly after back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio left dozens dead and renewed calls from Americans for answers from their elected officials. Trump pledged immediate action in the immediate aftermath of the attacks but has since shifted back and forth on whether to push for stronger background checks on people seeking to buy guns.

“He does whatever’s politically expedient. He’s awful,” said 60-year-old Robert Saunders, a retired police officer from New Jersey who’s not registered with either major political party and vowed not to vote for Trump in 2020.

According to the poll, 36% approve of Trump on gun policy, while 61% disapprove, numbers that mirror his broader approval rating.

In response to the shootings, Trump said that he would pursue policy options with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and that he would like to see “very meaningful background checks.” Earlier this week, however, Trump said the U.S. already has significantly strict background checks in place and that many of his supporters are gun owners. On Wednesday, however, he again backed tighter background checks while speaking to reporters at the White House.

Seven in 10 Republicans express approval of Trump’s handling of gun policy in the new poll, among his lowest ratings from the GOP. Self-identified moderate and liberal Republicans were slightly less likely than conservative ones to express approval, 64% versus 74%.

Beyond guns, Trump remains overwhelmingly popular within his own party.

Nearly 8 in 10 Republicans approve of Trump’s overall job performance, while 20% disapprove. As has been the case for his entire presidency, Democrats overwhelmingly oppose his leadership: 94% of Democrats disapprove in the new survey.

Independents remain decidedly low on Trump as well, with about two-thirds disapproving of Trump’s performance.

Significantly more Americans approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, although even on that issue he remains slightly underwater: 46% approve and 51% disapprove of his performance.

Trump’s current economic rating represents a 5 percentage point drop from the same time last year, but for a president who has struggled to win over a majority of American voters on any issue, the economy represents a relative strength.

Even some Democrats approve: Just 5% of Democrats approve of his job performance overall, but 16% approve of his handling of the economy. Independents are closely divided – 44% approve and 47% disapprove – while 86% of Republicans approve of his economic leadership.

“He’s kind of a bully, but I’ve seen some improvement,” said Mandi Mitchell, a 38-year-old registered Democrat from North Carolina. “Our unemployment rate has definitely dropped.”

Mitchell, who is studying for her doctoral degree, said she didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 but might in 2020.

“I’m not going to be too hard on him,” she said. “I just think he doesn’t address America properly.”

Amid regular distractions from the president’s social media feed, Trump’s team has worked to highlight rising retail sales and the solid labour market with its 3.7% unemployment rate as sources of strength. The U.S. economy appears to be showing vulnerabilities after more than 10 years of growth, however. Factory output has fallen and consumer confidence has waned as Trump has ramped up his trade fight with China.

Trump rattled the stock and bond markets this month when he announced plans to put a 10% tax on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports. The market reaction suggested a recession might be on the horizon and led Trump to delay some of the tariffs that were scheduled to begin in September, though many others remain.

“The economy is doing OK, but he’s doing a horrible job for the country,” said 67-year-old John Sollenberger, of Philadelphia.

He said he left the Republican Party after Trump’s rise and is now a registered independent.

“To me, it’s the vitriol that comes out of him,” Sollenberger explained. “He’s obviously a racist. He’s anti-immigrant. He foments discontent with so many people it doesn’t matter what the economy’s doing really.”

Those who remain in the Republican Party do not share the negative assessment.

Greg Traylor, a 53-year-old small businessman from North Canton, Ohio, acknowledged that Trump is “rough around the edges,” but he praised his work on immigration and his support for Israel. On the economy, Traylor cheered Trump’s hard-line stance with China, while acknowledging it may cause some short-term pain.

“He’s got balls of steel,” Traylor said.


The AP-NORC poll of 1,058 adults was conducted Aug. 15-19 using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak Panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points. Respondents were first selected randomly using address-based sampling methods and later were interviewed online or by phone.


Fingerhut reported from Washington. Associated Press writer Jill Colvin contributed to this report.


Online: AP-NORC Center, http://www.apnorc.org/

Steve Peoples And Hannah Fingerhut, The Associated Press

Launching A Fashion Line Conference Presented by Fashion Designer StormyWeather Banks Kicks Off with Huge Success

Launching A Fashion Line Conference Presented by Fashion Designer StormyWeather Banks Kicks Off with Huge Success

Dice Games on Leg Day 1Los Angeles, CA,  August 22nd, 2019 – Launching A Fashion Line Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center was a huge success with several hundred in attendance. The conference was produced and presented by Fashion Designer StormyWeather Banks to help upcoming fashion designers and entrepreneurs make connections, grow their business and career in the fashion industry.

Dice Games on Leg Day 2Dice Games on Leg Day 3 Dice Games on Leg Day 4For over 20 years, Banks has been a respected award-winning wedding dress designer, fashion designer, business owner, and educator based out of Los Angeles. She has been a fashion design instructor at Cerritos College, Omaha Metropolitan Junior College, and Bellevue Junior College. Currently, she owns and operates a small boutique in the City of Bellflower called StormyWeather Designs. The 1400-square-foot boutique carries a beautiful blend of high fashion items, jewelry, handbags, accessories, footwear, jackets, and edgy apparel.

Dice Games on Leg Day 5Dice Games on Leg Day 6 The one-day conference was filled with connecting-the-connects of the fashion industry featuring top-notch speakers in fashion, business, finance, and law from across Los Angeles County. This year’s speakers included Attorney Irene Y. Lee (Law Office of Russ August & Kabat), Randy Trig (Small Business Marketing Specialist & Best Selling Author), TJ Walker (Cross Colours Clothing, TJ Walker Enterprises & Black Design Collective), Jonathon Santos & Medin Gebrezgier (The Santos Media Group, LLC.), and Joseph Park (Executive V.P. of ABC Sewing Machine). During the conference, ABC Sewing Machine gave away two Juki Single Needle sewing machines. The winners were super excited!

Dice Games on Leg Day 7 Dice Games on Leg Day 8 Dice Games on Leg Day 9Conference attendees were eager to learn from the speakers, hear their experiences, and success stories. The speakers and session topics included:

Elvis Prince Tognia – Conference Moderator.

Attorney Irene Y. Lee, partner at Russ August & Kabat, where she focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, right of publicity, and technology licensing. As a registered patent attorney, Irene employs her patent prosecution experience in strategizing patent litigation and licensing issues. Irene represents clients in a wide range of industries, including integrated circuits, biotechnology, medical devices, computer software, housewares, household products, baby products, food and beverages, jewelry, and apparel. Irene has extensive experience in trademark prosecution, litigation, and licensing with an emphasis on global brand expansion and management through strategic trademark and copyright protection and enforcement programs. Session Topic: “Trademark, Copyright, and Business Entity”. For more information, email ilee@raklaw.com.

Randy Trigg, Small Business Marketing Specialist & Best Selling Author of the Amazon #1 best selling book “My customer said what about me online”. Certified small business marketing specialist for over 10 years. Executive board member of “My Fruity Faces” a small business that was featured on the Emmy Award-winning show “Shark Tank”. Session Topic: “Marketing, Branding, Ecommerce, and Internet Marketing”. For more information, email goingtovegas50@yahoo.com.

TJ Walker of Cross Colours Clothing, TJ Walker Enterprises & Black Design Collective rose to the top almost instantly, outfitting the hottest celebrities (like TLC and Tupac) and spreading positive messages that aimed to unite multiple cultures and backgrounds. The rapid rise and equally rapid fall of the brand has been an enigma in the streetwear industry for more than 20 years, and to the delight of the loyal fans—as well as the new generation of ’90s loving, fashion-forward youths. Session Topic: “The History of Cross Colours” and “The Making of a Brand”. For more information, email tjwalker@crosscoloursla.com.

Jonathon Santos of The Santos Media Group, LLC., is partners with Medin Gebrezgier who are both entrepreneurs and YouTuber’s building a community that equips its followers with the tools, tips, and knowledge of starting and growing their brands. Through their YouTube channel, @JOHNXSANTOS they create content that removes barriers educationally, financially, and mentally so that anyone can pursue their dreams. Their journey started years ago when they launched their first business right out of high school, which has recently grown nationwide. The vision is to change the world by positively inspiring, empowering, and equipping the future generation of creators. Session Topic: “The Essentials To Selling Your Brand Online or Offline”. For more information, email jonathan@revivebrandco.com.

Medin Gebrezgier of The Santos Media Group, LLC., is partners with Jonathon Santos who are both entrepreneurs and YouTuber’s building a community that equips its followers with the tools, tips, and knowledge of starting and growing their brands. Through their YouTube channel, @JOHNXSANTOS they create content that removes barriers educationally, financially, and mentally so that anyone can pursue their dreams. Their journey started years ago when they launched their first business right out of high school, which has recently grown nationwide. The vision is to change the world by positively inspiring, empowering, and equipping the future generation of creators. Session Topic: “Pitching Your Story and Selling Your Brand”.

For more information, email jonathan@revivebrandco.com

Joseph Park, Executive V.P. of ABC Sewing Machine Inc., a well-established business in Los Angeles, the heart of the garment and textile industry since 1980. They are the largest supplier of brand name sewing machine and spare parts such as: JUKI, Brother, Pegasus, Kansai Special, SWF, Union special, and are the authorized distributor for all the name brand sewing machines in the market. They specialize in Industrial Sewing Machine equipment, spare parts, accessories, and repair. They strive to be the industry leader in providing great service, rentals, new and used sewing machines, part and accessories for the whole textile and garment industry in Los Angeles. Session Topic: “Key Things To Look For When Searching or Working With Suppliers, Distributors, and Dealers”.

For more information, email sales@abcsewingmaching.com

This year’s sponsors included ABC Sewing Machine Company, Better Youth, Paromi Full Leaf Tea, Angela Marie Hutchinson, Strictly Industry, D-Zyn Elements, StormyWeather Designs, Island Energy Drink, Traction Properties, and De Veon Crystal Art.

All photos are courtesy of Keith Crosby Photography and Eric Epperson Photography.

Booking/Management Contact:
Reggie Owens
Email: reggie@stormyweatherbanks.com

Media Contact
Company Name: Strictly Industry
Contact Person: Deborah Griffin
Phone: 323-839-4521
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: United States
Website: http://www.strictlyindustry.com/

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Well-groomed hands: The best products for nails and hands look

the DO for the perfect manicure

– Tone paint holds up better with paint

Before going to bed hands thick lotion

Brittle, cracked nails helps nail oil

DON ’T hand care cut The nails, but filing finger nail biting Aggressive cleaning agents to avoid is damaging to the nails

believe it or not, but the finger nails of Youtube Star Julia Graf are real! How do you get the same beautiful hands, you will learn in the Video.

The easiest and most effective way to prevent a cold is proper hand hygiene. This includes, first and foremost, to wash the hands regularly and thoroughly.

Water Damage Cleanup – Master Certified. Client Focused.

Water Damage Cleanup – Master Certified. Client Focused.

Originally posted on https://idrycolumbus.com/water-damage/water-damage-cleanup/


We can recall the focus of the water damage cleanup and restoration industry of nearly two decades ago. Remembering when the customer came first, and quality workmanship meant going home proud of a day’s work. Attention to detail mattered and focus on making sure to say thank you for the opportunity meant that the business was on the right path to longevity and success in a local market.

Taking a step back and watching the industry as whole take a turn instead towards making a bigger profit by cutting back on performing service properly, without regard to the client, their home or business.

Instead of investing in better technology, it became about setting as much equipment as possible, about getting out of a project quickly to move on to the next one in constant pursuit of more money and less thought to the fact that one water damage cleanup project performed successfully, with a satisfied client will be worth more than ten unsatisfied ones.

We’ve set out to Change That…

Raising the Bar in Water Damage Cleanup

At iDry Columbus – Water Damage Cleanup, service has been taken back to the levels of the past, the client is the focus and the health and safety of their loved ones or employees are a priority. Transparent operations, clear communication, and the attention to detail involved in property damage claims has and will always be the way that our team members and associates continually work to raise the bar in restoration.

As a company focused on our client and their individual property damage claim, we can maintain a focus on doing what is right in restoration and water damage cleanup. Utilizing the wealth of knowledge and decades of experience in our team members in concerted effort to bring you home or back in business with the assurance that every detail including the health and safety of your family or employees took a priority in the successful restoration of your water or mold damage claim.

Water Damage Cleanup Near Me – Around the Clock

If your home or business has suffered property damage from water to due broken water supply lines, toilet overflow, ice maker line, failed sump pump, flooded basement and everything in between; we’ve set about building iDry Columbus from the ground up to be in service for you, near you and around the clock.

From extensive water damage and flooding in commercial properties to sink overflow claims in residential, our technicians are equipped with the latest in moisture monitoring equipment, thermal imaging, ATP meters, extraction and drying equipment to ensure that your property damage claim is handled professionally, properly and with the exact care that we would expect in our own homes and businesses.

With an average response time of less than 60 minutes, we understand that timeliness is an extremely important factor in water damage cleanup & restoration services. In fact, it’s our primary service and main reason we built iDry Columbus. It’s our pleasure to be in service to our clients.

Your Disaster is Our Responsibility

Master certified in water damage cleanup, our team takes education and experience in the industry to a new level. Following published standards by the IICRC, found in the S-500; every service we offer, on every project we perform is closely inspected, monitored, followed up on and guaranteed.

No other restoration company in our market offers this level of Guarantee.

It was a simple decision. Taking a look at the industry from our clients point of view, in our own homes and businesses, it just made sense to guarantee everything we do and do the right thing, everytime.

Our guarantee. If at anytime our client is unsatisfied, whether it be in a service level failure, communication, documentation or quality of work; we guarantee to work until your satisfied. Never giving up until you are. If in warranty services, we guarantee to be there to make it right.

A disaster in your home or business should never turn into an additional problem, the restoration company should not add to an issue and must be there to in your best interest. That’s above profit or gain. That’s how we created our business and the foundation we run it on.

Renewed Standards in Restoration

With the understanding that our company alone may never change the entire restoration industry. Many of our team members and associates have decades of experience in water damage cleanup and each have made a pact that in the development of iDry Columbus, and in the services we offer to every client, that a renewed standard would be created and used as the approach on every claim.; even if that standard would only apply to the water damage cleanup or property claims that we were involved in.

In making the decision to not enroll in or join “preferred vendor” relationships where the relationship becomes a carrier/vendor one instead of client/vendor due to rate discounts and the reliance on the possibility of future property damage claims; we’ve taken back the control and returned it to the client, where it should have always been.

Utilizing the latest in technology in drying equipment, low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers, low amp draw air movers and HEPA filtered air cleaning equipment, we continually deliver successful results in the restoration of building and property damage.

Its Restoration Redefined. Guaranteed.

Property damage inspections have been and will always be free of charge and at no obligation to our client. We’ve chosen to include the use of thermal imaging and highly sensitive moisture detection equipment on every inspection; allowing us to offer detailed and complete information, estimates, and/or proper drying recommendations by identifying areas of concern that may have been overlooked without the use of these tools.

If you find yourself in need of a water damage cleanup company that’s redesigning the restoration industry in our client’s favor, we would appreciate any opportunity to be of service and will always perform in a manner that we would expect for our own family, home or business.

With service available around the clock and throughout Columbus, Ohio and surrounding communities, we recognize that the need for a water damage repair company doesn’t always occur during normal business hours, because of this, we haven’t had normal business hours in more than 20 years.

Water Damage?  Your Local Water Damage Restoration Contractor

Master Certified and built from concept to performance. iDry Columbus – Water Damage Cleanup is available 24 hours day in response to any emergency water damage situation you find your home or business in.

Avoiding preferred relationships with insurance carriers and foregoing discounted rates and agreements in exchange for property damage claims allows us to service only our client. Every service we have the opportunity to provide is proudly backed and guaranteed for as long as you own your home or business.

Continually raising the bar in property damage restoration. Providing service for everything from water damage cleanup, flooded basement, water extraction, sewage cleanup and mold removal.

Its Restoration Redefined. Guaranteed.

Sick Building Syndrome and Mold

The rise in indoor environmental health issues emerged due to new building codes in the 1970s that called for reduced energy and greater insulating factors when building built homes and businesses. As the structures became more air tight, it became more and more difficult for indoor air to exchange with outdoor air, and this increase the amount of overall indoor contaminants. Suddenly, “Sick Building Syndrome” became a thing and those with mold allergies suffered reactions every time they would enter.

How do you feel at home? Do you feel good? Can you breathe freely? No headaches?

Headache? Itchy eyes? Running Nose? No, it’s not likely to be just a case of the Monday morning blues. They’re one of the many symptoms that signal Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, contaminated HVAC supply lines, hidden leaks, untreated water damage, moldy ceiling panels and mold behind wallpaper etc. are all common causes.

Sick Building Syndrome is hard to diagnose sometimes. You may need to call qualified mold removal company such as ours. We hold the Advanced Microbial Certification (AMRT) from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and have years of experience of remediation projects in hospitals, retirement facilities and residential properties. We’ll provide the tools and implement the practices for a successful remediation. You can be sure of that.

Minor Mold Problems and Mold Removal

Most homes and businesses in Columbus, and in the wider of state of Ohio, will have a mold problem at some point or other. Most of the time the mold is harmless — if tackled soon enough.

Some good news. With a little education and precaution, you can solve minor mold problems yourself and not have to call a mold removal company.

Depending on the materials affected and the size of the area, you can find many publications that will guide you a successful cleaning process. Like anything you read on the internet, research it again.

You can visit the EPA or check out the  New York City Guidelines in mold remediation. Of course, we’re also happy to help and arrange a no-obligation onsite inspection.

Stay Safe and Hire a Certified Mold Removal Company

For peace of mind, you should hire a certified mold removal and remediation company, such as ourselves.

The fact that the media have sensationalized black mold has triggered an entire industry in mold removal. Unfortunately, the ethics of this new industry are also questionable. The mantra is “Mold is Gold,” and has led to some rather unscrupulous practices.

Today, anyone who owns a shop-vac and household chlorine bleach is advertising themselves as a qualified mold removal company. This practice is leaving desperate property owners with homes and businesses that are in worse condition than they were before.

Some owners have even abandoned their property altogether after an unsuccessful removal job. Even worse than this, they must disclose the attempted mold removal. They often have major trouble finding a buyer for the property unless they offer large discounts.

Pro-tip: If you suspect you have a mold problem of any kind in your home or business, you should contact an experienced mold removal company in the region (water damage restoration companies, such as ourselves, often provide this service). Insist on seeing certifications, past projects and positive online reviews from successful remediation projects.

Water damage and mold problems go hand in hand. If you don’t address moisture-related issues, they’ll lead to the discovery of microbial growth later. You can be certain of that.

Don’t take the risk, call us on 614-810-0000. We’re not like these unethical companies. We’re professionals. We can also come out at short notice.

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Water Damage Cleanup Checklist: Leave No Stone Unturned

Regardless of the cause, water infiltrating your house is a huge hassle. Up from the drains, through a crack in your basement wall, or via a damaged room, it is a headache you don’t need.

But once you have found water in your home, what do you do? Are you familiar with water damage cleanup?

Don’t be caught with your pants down! Know what to do if you find yourself standing in water where it does not belong.

The below guide is a great place to start. We will take you through the basic steps in cleaning up water damage.

Safety First

Before the cleanup starts, ensure the area you’re cleaning up is safe. Look for structural damage, if applicable, and make sure your electricity to the area shut off. Are there fire hazards or gas leaks present?

If you cannot be certain that you can handle any of these items: STOP! Call a professional immediately.

If you are certain that it is safe to work in the area, wear sturdy shoes, rubber gloves, and eye protection. If water has been sitting, or you are working in an area that has had mold issues before, wear a respirator.

Additional recommendations:

  • Never mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or vinegar.
  • Be watchful for fire ants, snakes, or other animals.

Inspecting the Water Damage

Once your safety is certain, it is time to look at where and what the damage is. Your first mission: get the area dry.

Flooring, especially, is a sticky wicket to handle after removing the water. You will have to evaluate options to discover if you can save it.

If water has reached the walls, or come through them, you must ventilate them as fast as possible. Water mold, once in the walls, can create more issues well past the initial flood damage.

Remove any damaged wall or baseboard material at least 2 inches above where the damage stops. Your aim is to keep any mold growth from starting.

Furniture & Appliances

Whether you can save it or not, remove and handle furniture separately. You can find a guide on taking care of your furniture here.

Electrical appliances are another issue altogether. First, ensure they are safe to handle for removal.

Next, you have to evaluate if they are good for continued use. Check out this handy guidefor further advice.

Mold, the Continuing Struggle of Water Damage Cleanup

After prolonged exposure to water, you have weeks and month of preventive work to do. What’s next?

Air circulation is the first line of defense. Dehumidifying the air is a must as the evaporating water needs to somewhere to go.

If you don’t have access to air conditioning, open your doors and windows. Use a fan to enhance circulation.

If any items begin to mildew, take them outside for cleaning or disposal. The sun is a great cleanser and enhances drying.

Bring in the Professionals

While minor water damage cleanup is pretty easy to handle, if you have a major leak or standing water, you need help. Even if you are handy, there is much to gain from those with expertise in dealing with water damage.

With the negative health effects of water mold being what they are, do you want to jeopardize your future? Our personal touch, transparency, and need to do what is right is the guarantee you need. Get in touch with us today and we can help fix the problem.

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15 Ideas to Get New Patients by Reaching Out Locally – Dental Marketing Ideas

Originally posted on https://gargle.com/15-ideas-to-get-new-patients-by-reaching-out-locally-dental-marketing-ideas/


Are you looking to grow your dental business, improve the health of people in your community, and increase revenue and profitability?

Here are 15 dental marketing ideas that can help you gain more patients that involve you and your staff reaching out into the local neighborhood.  Not all of them may be “your cup of tea” but, if one or two resonate with you, or inspire you to do something new, we’ve done our job!

  • Focus on new neighbors. A new move-in or a direct mail campaign with a great offer can go a long way in growing your new patient base.


  • Reach out to bridal parties before the big day. Bridesmaids, groomsmen, the mother of the bride, they’ll all be looking to spruce up their hair, makeup and nails…why not give their smile a boost? Let them know about your teeth whitening services and your other cosmetic dentistry options.


  • Create gift certificates for teeth whitening packages.


  • Provide packages for certain bundled services that you offer.


  • Are you asking your current patients for referrals? If not, you should be! If the patients you’re caring for are happy with the service you’re providing, ask them to leave you a positive review online AND hand them a referral card to pass on to someone in their circle of friends and family.


  • Reach out to the local schools in your area and ask if they are in need of a career day speaker. Teach the kids about what dentists can do and take the opportunity to pass out coupons and toothbrushes that they can take home to their parents. This will leave a positive impression on many families and provide more opportunities for new patients to discover your practice.


  • Promote specials, giveaways and drawings on your social media platforms. This is a great way to gain more followers and collect email addresses for practice marketing. This gives you the opportunity to reach out to those who give you their information and tell them more about your dental practice.


  • Give a phone call to those patients who you know have just had serious dental work done to see how they’re healing. Showing this kind of care and compassion for your patients will take a short amount of time but will go a long way in boosting your “word of mouth” referrals and reviews.


  • Ever thought of sponsoring a fashion show or beauty open house? The beauty industry is large and full of opportunities for advertising that you might not have thought of before. Hair salons are the perfect business to partner with for these types of events.


  • Writing an article for a beauty blog about how to improve or maintain the whiteness of your smile would be a great way to reach new clients. It’s a multibillion-dollar industry, so why not tap into it?


  • Offer to whiten all of your staff’s teeth for free. Your employees are a part of your brand and helping their teeth look the best they can will help your business stand out from your competitors.


  • Take before and after pictures of your patient’s teeth and with their permission post them on your website and social media.  These kinds of displays of your services will impress potential patients and inspire more people to come visit your practice.


  • Book speaking engagements that are partnered with a local gym, health food store or co-op. Teach the audience how nutrition can affect their teeth and then mention some of the services you provide at your dental office to improve their health.  Have plenty of cards or handouts for the attendees.


  • Reach out and develop relationships with some health and wellness groups in your area. Creating these bonds can help get your dental office more exposure. Come up with a marketing plan that can benefit both your businesses.


  • Think about partnering and marketing with a pediatric dentist who you can work mutually refer patients with.  They can refer their adult patients to you and you can return the favor by referring any young patients to them. It’s a win-win!

There are so many ways to spread the word about your dental practice. Get creative and be willing to think outside the box. Schedule a staff meeting where you and your employees can brainstorm ways to better advertise and market your practice. They’re likely to be full of great dental marketing ideas, as well as, community networks  just waiting to be accessed.

Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR

First it was human embryos. Now scientists are trying to develop another way to modify human DNA that can be passed on to future generations, NPR has learned. Reproductive biologists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City are attempting to use the powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR to alter genes in human sperm. NPR got exclusive access to watch the controversial experiments underway. The research is aimed at finding new ways to prevent disorders caused by genetic mutations that are passed down from men — including some forms of male infertility. The team is starting with a gene that can increase the risk for breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers. The experiments are just starting and have not yet been successful. But the research raises many of the same hopes — and fears — as editing the DNA of human embryos. Nevertheless, the researchers defend the work. “I think it’s important from the scientific point of view to investigate in an ethical manner to be able to