No Indication of Elevated Blood Lead Levels Due to Sandy, Utah Water Incident Test Results Reveal

Intermountain Healthcare provided over 700 potentially affected residents with no-cost blood lead screening

We are always grateful for the opportunity to serve our community through collaboration with our public health colleagues to enhance community health.”

— Mikelle Moore, Intermountain senior vice president of community health

SANDY, UTAH, USA, March 22, 2019 / — Good news for Sandy City, Utah residents affected by the city’s recent water contamination issue.

Results are back from the free blood lead level screening tests provided by Intermountain Healthcare to 704 residents living in the affected areas – zones 1, 2, and 3. They show only one person tested above the 5.0μg/dL reference level at which the CDC recommends public health actions be initiated.

This is fewer than Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) would statistically expect for a population this size, based on the expected prevalence of elevated blood lead levels countywide.

“The one individual who tested above the CDC action level is an adult over the age of 65 with other possible exposures to lead; their blood lead level was 5.1 μg/dL,” said Gary Edwards, SLCoHD executive director.

Based on reports from Sandy City regarding the length of time that fluoride, lead, and copper were present in the water system, health officials had said the water situation was unlikely to have long-term health impacts for potentially affected residents. SLCoHD partnered with Intermountain Healthcare for the free lead testing to provide peace of mind for residents.

“We extend our thanks to Intermountain Healthcare for providing this service to these residents,” said Edwards. “We are grateful that these results confirm for those screened that any potential exposure to elevated levels of lead in this incident was indeed brief enough to not cause elevated blood lead levels.”

“We are always grateful for the opportunity to serve our community through collaboration with our public health colleagues to enhance community health,” said Mikelle Moore, senior vice president of community health for Intermountain.

Because lead is prevalent throughout the environment, SLCoHD recommends pregnant women and all children under six years of age countywide—regardless of involvement in the Sandy water incident—receive a blood lead test from their health care provider.

The most common source of lead poisoning in children is from old paint in homes built before 1978, but lead is also present in many other common products, including jewelry, tableware, charms, ammunition, fishing sinkers, stained glass, miniblinds, roofing, artificial turf, and even toys produced in countries without strict safety guidelines.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with some 2,300 employed physicians and advanced care practitioners, a health insurance company called SelectHealth, and other health services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through evidence-based best practices, high quality, and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

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Modular Management Group, Inc. constructs Temporary Office Modular Project at Randolph Air Force Base

Exterior Front View of the 13,104 SF Temporary Modular Office

Interior View of the Temporary Modular Office

Exterior Side View of the Temporary Modular Office

We enjoyed working with the 19th Air Force personnel. They were very responsive and accommodating, which helped the project move along smoothly to meet our deadlines.”

— David Dees, Project Manager

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, March 22, 2019 / — Modular Management Group, Inc. a leader in modular construction, announced today the successful construction completion of a Temporary Office Modular Project (TOMP) at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas.

The 13,104 square foot modular building was designed and constructed by Modular Management Group, Inc. In addition, the company will also provide the lease of the building.

The facility will serve as a temporary administrative office in support of the 19th Air Force during the renovation of their existing building.

The floor plan includes a vestibule, 21 offices, open spaces for office cubicles, two conference rooms, two IT rooms, break room, restrooms, storage and a janitor’s closet. The modular building is equipped with canopies, steps and ramps meeting all ADA requirements.

“We enjoyed working with the 19th Air Force personnel” said David Dees, Project Manager of Modular Management Group, Inc. “They were very responsive and accommodating, which helped the project move along smoothly to meet our deadlines.”

Modular Management Group, Inc. completed the Temporary Office Modular Project in mid-March of 2019.

About Modular Management Group

Modular Management Group, Inc. is a Texas based Design-Build General Contractor specializing in the design, fabrication, and installation of single-story and multi-story Modular Buildings. For more than 14 years Modular Management Group has served Government, Commercial, Healthcare and Education industries. Additional expertise includes ICD/ICS 705 Requirements, Data Communications, Fire and Safety, Systems Furniture, and Lease and Purchase options. To learn more, please visit

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Arab African Council – PIMO Make an Urgent Plea to Arab and African States for emergency AID to Mozambique Flood Victims

Arab African Council on Socioeconomic Development

Arab African Council – PIMO Make an Urgent Plea to Arab and African States for emergency AID to Mozambique Flood Victims

Arab African Council on Socioeconomic Development (otc:aacs)

Urgent Call for Aid to Mozambique Flood Disaster Victims”


CAIRO, MAADI, EGYPT, March 22, 2019 / — The Arab African Council on Socioeconomic Development (AACSED) and PIMO Block Led By Sheik Yaqub Sibindy, Make an Urgent Plea to Arab and African States for emergency AID to Mozambique Flood Victims.

AACSED Chairman Dr. Mohamed Zayed, PhD and Deputy Dr. Ibrahim El Nattar made a joint statement together with PIMO Extra-parliamentary Block President Sheik Yaqub Sibindy (Maputo, Mozambique) whereby they expressed an Urgent Plea to Arab and African States for Emergency AID to the disaster stricken Mozambique, where Violent Flooding and Damage has destroyed infrastructure and roads leaving thousands trapped in high flood waters.

Dr. Zayed Stated that "thousands of women and children with their families are trapped in the Beria and other regions which were stricken this week by Natural Disaster and we implore Arab League and African Union Member States to Send Urgent Emergency Aid to the Area via Military or Civilian Aircraft, Helicopter and other means to aid the stricken people and region"

Dr. Zayed Noted the comments of Sheik Yaqob President of the PIMO Extra-parliamentarian Block (Maputo Mozambique) who stated that " Mozambique maintain more than 60% Muslim population and we urge our Arab Brothers and African Family to Come to our Urgent Aid as fast as possible"

Dr Zayed States that "Food, Medicine, Air Lift Rescue (via helicopter as it is the only means of access to the central area) is of vital importance and needed urgently"

Dr Zayed Stated that they are also placing a Donation Link for Aid in this News Release and urge all who can to donate to the cause in any amount.

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Mozambique Flood Disaster Urgent Plea For AID and Assistance from Arab and African States

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Low PIM N-Type Connectors Reach Extended Frequency

Amphenol RF releases a line of 18 GHz N-Type connectors ideal for more rugged, outdoor applications that require low PIM performance.

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DANBURY, CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, March 22, 2019 / — Amphenol RF is pleased to announce the expansion of the popular N-Type connector product series. The latest N-Type connectors are designed to reach an extended frequency range of 18 GHz. The reliable medium-sized connector features the familiar threaded coupling mechanism and provides engineers with a durable, weatherproof interconnect solution with excellent low PIM performance.

The new 18 GHz N-Type connectors will offer greater design opportunities with a robust and familiar interface. The higher frequency and single body construction makes this connector appropriate for applications that require durability and faster data transfer rates. Additional features include low VSWR and insertion loss, high power handling and ruggedized construction.

These interconnects are fully interchangeable with N-Type connectors made to the MIL-C-39012 specification. They are ideal for use in systems where reliable RF and mechanical performance is critical such as wireless infrastructure, military and industrial applications.

Amphenol RF is a leading manufacturer of coaxial connectors for use in radio frequency, microwave, and data transmission system applications. Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, Amphenol RF has global sales, marketing and manufacturing locations in North America, Asia and Europe. Standard products include RF connectors, coaxial adapters and RF cable assemblies. Custom engineered products include multi-port ganged interconnect, blind mate and hybrid mixed-signal solutions.

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Strategies for International Development Announces New Appointment to the Board of Directors

Strategies for International Development (SID) announces the appointment of Steven Beasley to its Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 22, 2019 / — SID designs, proves, and promotes better methods for helping farmers in developing countries increase income and graduate from poverty. The methods help them increase their income more rapidly, while also reclaiming the land upon which their income depends and ensuring that women participate equally. SID works in Guatemala and Peru, the two countries in Central and South America with the greatest number of rural poor.

Steven Beasley is a retired agricultural economist who served 30 years at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) headquarters in Washington D.C. As a Senior International Marketing Specialist, he supported U.S. agriculture commodity organizations helping them secure public funding to increase agricultural exports. Beasley also served in the Office of Capacity Building Development at FAS developing and leading international technical assistance projects to improve the integrity of perishable supply chains and to enhance the knowledge of critical technological developments in agriculture.

“SID is doing great things to provide assistance to an impressive number of small farmers by helping them building successful family-farm businesses,” said Mr. Beasley, adding “I am grateful to be joining SID’s Board and I look forward to applying my expertise to assist such a worthy organization.”
“We are excited about Steven Beasley joining the Board,” said Charles Patterson, Executive Director of SID. “His experience with international technical assistance projects and commodity markets with USDA makes him a great fit for SID. Further, we are pleased by his enthusiasm for SID’s new regional approach and his willingness to help us raise support for SID’s work.”

About Strategies for International Development

Strategies for International Development (SID), founded in 1994, is a nonprofit organization that designs, proves, and promotes better methods for helping poor farmers make the transition from subsistence to successful commercial farming. The regional approach is SID’s latest innovation and it gives large numbers of farmers an opportunity to increase their income and graduate from poverty. We collaborate with farmers and local partners to help create sustainable prosperous rural communities, where farmers do not need to migrate to cities or other countries in search of employment and a better life.

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Gabriel Btesh looks toward increasingly prosperous future for Panama's construction industry

Gabriel Btesh

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, UNITED STATES, March 22, 2019 / — Established Panama construction sector professional Gabriel Btesh points toward an increasingly bright future for the nation's building and property development industries.

First establishing himself within Panama's construction business more than 30 years ago, Gabriel Btesh today heads up one of the nation's most successful and well-respected building and property development companies and remains a prominent figure among fellow professionals and other senior members of the industry.

Throughout his career, construction firm boss Btesh has championed improved standards of architectural integrity while maintaining a keen eye and a strong focus on well-being, both in Panama City where he's based and throughout the rest of the Central and South American nation.

"I knew very early on in my career that I wanted to have a positive impact on the construction sector, and I remain as focused on—and committed to—that idea today as ever before," suggests Btesh, who first found his feet in Panama's building and property development industry in the 1980s.

Now the head of the successful construction firm originally founded by his father, Jack Btesh, son Gabriel's desire to facilitate improved building standards and to bolster national levels of well-being have seen him establish a number of groundbreaking initiatives.

One such initiative, Gabriel Btesh reveals, includes ensuring that a range of health and wellness-focused facilities and spaces—such as gyms, plus communal and creative areas—are included in the company's residential construction and development projects.

Regularly exercising, demonstrating creativity, socializing with friends or neighbors, and otherwise keeping fit have all been shown to foster both improved mental and physical well-being, according to construction mogul Btesh. He also explains that well-being in these areas is closely tied to general prosperity and, as a less direct result, improved overall local and national economic landscapes.

"More recently, the rest of Panama's growing and increasingly revolutionary construction industry has begun to follow in our footsteps, placing a higher than ever level of focus on advancing standards of building and property development," Btesh points out, "as well as on feelings of well-being throughout the nation."

This, he says, indicates an increasingly prosperous future for Panama's construction industry and for the country as a whole, attracting interest from colleagues and other construction sector professionals from wider Central and South America, North America, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere around the globe.

"Today, all eyes are very much on Panama's ever-evolving and rapidly growing construction sector," Gabriel Btesh adds, wrapping up, "indicating that the industry is set to continue going from strength to strength during coming years and for decades to follow."

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Max Spann Sells Historic Budd Company Site at Auction

Real Estate Auction – Max Spann 2018

Real Estate Auction – Max Spann 2018

Six buildings covering 1.8 Million square feet on 25 acres in Philadelphia was former 20th Century industrial giant

We are excited about the opportunity to invest in what was once the heart of this bustling community.”

— Michael Davis, principal of Plymouth Group

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, March 22, 2019 / — The sprawling Budd Company site in the Tioga/East Falls section of Philadelphia where thousands of factory workers once produced parts for planes, trains and automobiles was successfully auctioned off for $6,500,000.

The buildings were constructed from 1917 to 1988 and include a mix of industrial, distribution and warehouse with high ceilings and rail and tractor trailer access. In addition to parts for cars, trains and planes, Budd built complete passenger rail cars, missile and space vehicles and various defense products at the factory.

“I am very happy that the Budd factory site will finally be redeveloped and wish the best of luck to the new owners,” said Dean Cafiero, the previous owner of the site. “I was very impressed with the expertise provided by the Max Spann Auction Company in marketing the properties, organizing the bidding process and helping me select the most qualified candidate. I have dealt with several other brokers with respect to these properties, and I must say that nobody had the competence, energy, insight and industry connections that Bob Dann and others at Max Spann provided in this successful sale.”

Max Spann Auction Company, assisted by marketing partner Richard Weitzman from Colliers International and Southampton-based consultancy LSS, offered the property in five parcels ranging from .66 acres to 10.46 acres. The neighborhood, just off Route 1 and I-76 has been rapidly improving and the redevelopment of this once bustling campus would accelerate that upward trajectory. Other portions of the site have been redeveloped into a retail center, Temple University administrative office, a Regional Dialysis Facility and the Ray Kroc Salvation Army Community Center.

“We received bids for all types of uses, from warehouse to industrial and mixed use with a retail and residential component.” said Bob Dann, Chief Operation Officer for Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co. “This along with the recent Federal Opportunity Zone designation attracted bidders from far and wide. Affiliates of the Plymouth Group from New York won the bidding and they look like the perfect developer.”

The Plymouth Group, founded in 2003, is a Real Estate Development firm specializing in value add, mixed-use opportunities in the Tri-State area and selected markets nationally. Its outside the box approach enables it to create value by capturing opportunity that others often overlook.

“We are excited about the opportunity to invest in what was once the heart of this bustling community. The former Budd property provides a large canvas for an adaptive reuse project that can once again serve as an anchor in the neighborhood.” said Michael Davis, principal of Plymouth Group. “We received tremendous amount of inbound inquiries from prospective tenants prior to closing wanting to be a part of the mixed-use redevelopment and will be announcing plans soon.”

Max Spann Real Estate and Auction Company is America’s premier real estate auction and advisory company and has been an industry leader in accelerated marketing and consulting services for more than 50 years. The company's Accelerated Auction Marketing Program creates urgency in the marketplace and allows sellers to control the terms and the timing of the sale of their real estate assets. Learn more at

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Universal Solar Technology, Inc. and Safe Bank Join Forces

Innovative companies together to deliver next level support functionality to cannabis sector.

Universal Solar Technology, Inc. (OTCMKTS:UNSS)

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, March 22, 2019 / — In a move that will expand its business plan and industry focus, Universal Solar Technology, Inc. (OTC Markets Pink: UNSS), has signed a Letter of Intent with the emerging online international banking firm Safe Bank, with headquarters in London, U.K./South Africa. The extensive plans of the partnership include banking and financial services products which will prove to be disruptive to some of the current traditional banking and financial services product offerings. However, the initial focus of the partnership will be the release of a crypto currency coin targeting the cannabis industry. The coin is labeled "Khrysos" after the Greek god of gold.

Safe Bank President and CEO, Marckensie Theresias says, “We believe that the fledgling cannabis industry is ripe to demonstrate the true abilities of fintech combined with blockchain technology. The ability to track every step of a transaction and attach the data to each currency unit will reduce the stress placed on all network participants including government agencies. This tracking capability will address the need for access to information that satisfies governmental and legal regulatory requirements. We are convinced that partnering with Universal Solar Technology will open doors to an enhanced strategy deployment approach available through the public markets and allow Safe Bank to fully develop this solution.”

Darrell A. Calloway, President of Universal Solar Technology, Inc. says of the budding partnership, “Universal Solar has been careful in its selection of the right opportunity to expand its industry reach. We were looking for an opportunity that had the right product and company personality. We believe Safe Bank brings an awesome opportunity in the banking industry and are convinced that its leadership has the personality that compliments the core values of Universal Solar.”

The release of Khrysos is planned for second quarter 2019.

Paul D. Landrew
Universal Solar Technology, Inc.
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Mr. Christopher King, CEO of the Gentlemen’s Course and grandson of legendary blues performer B.B. King, addresses the need for youth to be on the watch for violations of human rights in the headquarters of the Florida chapter of United for Human Rights.

Teaching youth their human rights so that they can become valuable advocates for Peace and Tolerance is at the forefront of the mission of Youth for Human Rights,”

— Cristian Vargas, Executive Director UHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, March 22, 2019 / — Clearwater, FL – On March 19th, 2019, thirteen teenagers, ages 11-14 from the Community Learning Center (CLC) learned several of the articles of human rights from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United for Human Rights Florida’s Center in downtown Clearwater. Each youth then pledged to help other youth learn their human rights. The Community Learning Center is a non-profit tutoring organization that provides academic support to children and adults, regardless of income level.

“Teaching youth their human rights so that they can become valuable advocates for Peace and Tolerance is at the forefront of the mission of Youth for Human Rights,” said Cristian Vargas, the Executive Director for United for Human Rights’ Florida Chapter.

This week’s seminar focused on Human Rights #21 The Right to Democracy and #22 Social Security. The kids were very engaged and led a discussion between themselves and the UHR Volunteer for nearly an hour. The students left armed with human rights educational booklets and a new-found inspiration to use their human rights and help spread the word.

“We take on the responsibility of teaching youth all over Pinellas County what their human rights are, said Cristian Vargas. “By working with incredible educational organizations such as the Community Learning Center, we hope to inspire a movement of change amongst the youth in our county. One day, our next generation will live in a world where human rights are respected by everyone; they won’t discriminate, won’t racially profile people nor think differently about someone just because of their faith. That is the world that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard envisioned when he said, ‘We stand for truth and for human freedom. We stand for greater spiritual freedom and greater human rights.’”

Each month for the past year, CLC has been bringing a class of kids to the UHR Florida center to learn two more of their 30 human rights in a one-hour seminar. Cristian Vargas said that the children not only learn their rights, they understand how to ensure that their rights are not violated. UHR uses Youth for Human Rights educational materials.

For more information about UHR and the seminars held at the UHR Center in downtown Clearwater at 29 N. Fort Harrison Ave., please call 727-467-6960.

About United for Human Rights

United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels. Its membership is comprised of individuals, educators and groups throughout the world who are actively forwarding the knowledge and protection of human rights by and for all Mankind.

Central to Scientology beliefs and tenets is a conviction that all people are endowed with the inalienable rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as ratified by the United Nations in 1948. In accord with those convictions, the Church of Scientology sponsors UHR and its youth education program, Youth for Human Rights.

Pat Harney
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Credit Counsel, Inc. founder Christopher Mihoulides shares insight into medical collections process

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 22, 2019 / — President and founder of Credit Counsel, Inc., Christopher Mihoulides offers a closer look at the South Florida-based debt recovery firm's medical collections process.

Healthcare providers in the U.S. today are routinely faced with the challenge of providing quality care while improving financial results via increased cash flow, and reduced A/R days, operating expenses, and head counts. That's according to Christopher Mihoulides, president and founder of debt recovery firm Credit Counsel Inc. as he explains more about the company's medical collections process.

"At Credit Counsel, which has served clients both nationally and internationally for over 20 years, our medical collections services team delivers customized A/R management solutions, enabling healthcare providers to improve their financial results while simultaneously maintaining positive relationships with patients and payors," explains Mihoulides. The result of this, he says, is improved financial figures thanks to increased cash flow and vastly reduced operating expenses.

"With self-pay," Mihoulides continues, "clients are able to retain both their patients and their earnings."

Credit Counsel Inc.'s medical collections services afford this by helping clients to reduce write-offs and keep patients coming back. "If you find yourself sending out patient invoices repeatedly," suggests Mihoulides, "it may be time to consider a medical collections services provider."

His firm, he says, can motivate patients to pay for the healthcare services which they have received, without damaging clients' reputations or destroying their profit margins. "Medical collections let patients know," adds Mihoulides, "that your business is highly serious about being paid."

Credit Counsel Inc. also handles medical insurance resolutions, according to the company's founder. "Insurance companies love to play the 'float' game with your money," Mihoulides reveals. Delaying payment on medical claims, he says, is commonplace. "Thankfully, Credit Counsel's medical collections services," he goes on, "can help you to level the playing field."

With the experience to detect and battle through the many stall tactics employed by insurance companies, Credit Counsel Inc. promises to put a stop to such attempts, promptly collecting payment for the services provided by its clients, and, as a result, freeing up members of staff to focus on current claims and what Mihoulides calls 'other, more productive' activities. "Proper medical collections can save hours of frustration and claims re-filing, and we offer services which most of our competitors simply can't provide," he suggests. "Our debt recovery team are all highly-qualified individuals and adhere to the very highest standards of excellence and professionalism," Mihoulides continues, "focused on consistent communication and continuity in approach."

"Credit Counsel is an extension of our clients' own credit and collection departments," he adds, wrapping up, "and, as such, we ensure the very highest standards of professionalism in handling every collection account which we manage."

Based in South Florida, Credit Counsel Inc. is a national and international debt recovery firm specializing in commercial, medical, and occupational health debt collection. Founded by professionals in the debt recovery industry—including company president Christopher Mihoulides—Credit Counsel Inc. boasts a wide range of clients in all U.S. states and overseas. To find out more about Credit Counsel, Inc. and Christopher Mihoulides, please visit

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