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Junk King Passionate About Making A Difference In The Community

At 7:15 in the morning, cars start to arrive in the parking lot with men wearing red shirts printed with “Junk King”, a junk removal service. They make their way to the conference room to receive their assignments for the day. Some go to the first job of the day while others are left to sort through the trucks that arrived the night before.

At Junk King, teams have to sort through all junk brought in by trucks to separate those that can be donated from the recyclables. The warehouse is full of odds and ends from 2 slot machines, 3 plastic birds, 12 freezers, a golf cart, a disassembled motorbike and golf balls. These items are waiting for a new home.

There are several items that can be recycled like the used cans of paint, textiles, marbles and scraps of wood. Peter McCreary who opened the company in Cincinnati wanted to make a difference in the community. He was passionate about recycling the items recovered from different jobs.

Every employee plays a role from loading, unloading, locking up and heading out. After the first trucks arrive from their first jobs, there is downtime to do some extra tasks. Jack Brendamour who has been running Junk King after the death of McCreary, makes a call to Dragonfly Foundation, a non-profit that the company works with to ask if there are things that need to be picked up. In minutes a truck heads towards the non-profit.

The Dragonfly Foundation is thrilled when they see the red truck because Junk King has donated unopened toys to the non-profit for months now. The Dragonfly team carefully loads the red truck with art pieces, office chairs and tables to be taken back to the warehouse for processing. The job of Junk King goes beyond removing junk; they provide people with a new beginning.

If you are searching for the cheapest way to get rid of your junk, schedule a pickup through earthwisehauling.com, a professional junk removal company. Professional uniformed staff will do the heavy lifting of your junk so that you do not hurt your back. The workers are fully insured, professional and courteous.

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Medical Tourism Helping Out Flagging Dubai

Dubai isn’t the first place that people think of when they talk about medical or cosmetic surgery tourism, but the emirate has become a hub of wellness and cosmetic surgery in the Middle East.

The medical and cosmetic surgery tourism is such a key part of the Emirate’s economy that UAE VP and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also the ruler of Dubai, passed a law back in 2018 to bolster medical tourism in the city. Said legislation, Law No. 8 of 2018, was enacted by the Dubai Health Authority in order to make sure that clinics in Dubai bring in highly-trained medical and technical staff for the well-being, health, and privacy of patients.

In 2018, Dubai saw 337,011 international medical tourists, as reported by the DHA, with revenue going up 5.5% year-on-year AED 12.1BN for that year.

As for the future, the DHA are also working on attracting at least half a million medical tourists by 2021 as it works on the city’s position in the world’s medical tourism sector.

With five star hotels and luxurious wellness centers, Dubai is known for attracting a lot of wealthy individuals from across the world, including the neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon stated their belief that the Saudis like looking good, as well as their interest in plastic and cosmetic surgery. He says that, thanks to Dubai’s proximity to Saudi Arabia, it makes it easy for patients from the latter to come over.

Ordon is an Emmy-nominated co-host of The Doctors, and a practicing surgeon of plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery in Beverly Hills, as well as being Chief Medical Officer and Visiting Surgeon at the Valiant Clinic’s Beverly Hills Sunset Surgery Center.

Valiant Clinic, is aimed at high-net-worth individuals, was at the forefront of the medical tourism from Saudi. Dubai saw 755,000 Saudis, up by 2% year-on-year over half a year, with Saudi Arabians behind only Indians in travel to the city.

Ordon, who visits Dubai bi-monthly for about ten days every trip, says that Dubai has turned into the Middle East’s hub, with people coming there for a variety of reasons. He says that, thanks to breast reconstruction surgery and other procedures, the stigma of plastic surgery is slowly going away.

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Important Ideas About Invisalign London

The typical braces made of metal but nowadays, people have options through invisalign London. Invisalign is an innovative type of braces which is made of plastic aligners. It is designed to make the braces look invisible as it straightens out crooked or misaligned teeth. While this is a better option, most people are concerned of its costs. True enough, invisalign is quite more expensive than the typical metal braces.

A typical set of braces can cost around $2,500 to $6,000 although the amount vary depending on the case and varied needs of the patient. Only the orthodontist can provide the exact amount required for aligning the teeth. On the other hand, the price of invisalign London can range around $3,500 and $8,000, again, depending on the case and the individual need of the patient. The costs vary and upon discussion with a qualified orthodontist, you will know if the costs include the braces alone or if it already includes the services from the start down to the end of the procedure. Aside from the difficulty of the procedure, the number of teeth that requires aligners will also affect the overall costs of the procedure.

To reduce the costs, talk with your orthodontist or better yet, find out if the procedure is covered by your health insurance. Most invisalign procedures are covered by insurance plans just like regular braces. Call your insurance company to determine the extent of the coverage.

At the end of the day, the decision to get invisalign lies on you. Talk to your orthodontist for options and for payment plans available for clients like you. Although the cost of invisalign London is slightly higher than the regular metal braces, think about the convenience and the advantages you will get out of the procedure. For one, you an easily take the aligners out when you eat or brush your teeth; this is something you cannot possibly do with regular metal braces.  Invisalign works like magic in such a way that your misaligned teeth are corrected without visible braces and it does not leave white spots after your teeth are corrected.

 

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Factors To Consider While Transporting Oversized Goods

Transporting oversized cargo requires special permits and regulatory compliance. It is a logistical nightmare to transport oversized shipments such as tractors, bulldozers, prefabricated homes, wind blades, forklifts, cranes and other heavy machinery.

It is advisable to outsource the job to a reputed FTL full truckload freight company that has experience in handling oversized freight. Here are some factors to consider while transporting oversized shipments.

  • Know the Legal Limits for Oversized Shipments

The legal limits for oversized shipments vary from country to country.  Oversized goods may require special vehicles such as multi axle trailers and double drop RGNS. The transport company should be aware of the legal regulations and must be able to manage the complex process of avoiding regulatory issues and permit procurement process while transporting oversized shipments in cross border routes.

  • Travel Escorts

In some states in the USA, heavy shipment require pilot vehicles or travel escorts. The purpose of these escort vehicle is to intimate the driver of the oversized vehicle about any special circumstances like traffic jams, construction zones, bridges, low wires etc. that require careful manoeuvring of the vehicle. These pilot vehicles also alert the other riders about the presence of an oversized vehicle. Moreover, the oversized vehicle as well as the escort vehicles need to have special requirements such as flags and lights to enhance their visibility in the traffic.  The transport company should provide the necessary indicators such as flags, escorts and lights to differentiate the oversized vehicle.

  • Factors That Impact the Delivery Schedule

Many states have restrictions on the movement of oversized vehicles. It is important that the transportation company prepares the exact route plans to factor the movement restrictions. It is essential to procure the permits and know the driving time restrictions of each route to ensure that the shipment is delivered on schedule.

Shipping oversized goods is a challenging job. It is important to choose a transport company that specializes in different types of services such as FTL dedicated truckload freight, oversized cargo etc. to ensure that your shipment is delivered to the destination in a safe and secure manner. Choose a company that provides real-time tracking, verifiable data and comprehensive management of oversized cargo shipment.

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Super Toxic Rat Poison Threatens Endangered Species And Wildlife 

It is common for local exterminators to use environmentally friendly methods to control pest infestations. They have available tools to control rat or cockroach populations to protect public health. California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation has restricted the use of chemicals for professional extermination services and agricultural purposes.

An environmental group has recently launched legal action seeking to ban the commercial use of “super toxic” rat poison in California. According to the data the group shared, rat poison is threatening dozens of endangered species and other wildlife.

The Centre for Biological Diversity has notified pesticide regulators in the state about its intention to file a case on the state’s failure to adequately safeguard the San Joaquin kit fox and 11 other animals that are protected by the US Endangered Species Act. Highly toxic rodenticides are harming wildlife particularly predator and scavenger species that include mountain lions, bobcats, owls and condors that feed on poisoned rodents.

More than 70% of the wild animals that were tested in California in recent years showed that they were exposed to rat poison or second generation anticoagulants that are widely used by licensed pest control providers. The product is usually used in bait boxes. It works by causing internal hemorrhage on the animal that has ingested it. Because of the slow-acting nature of the product, it becomes a secondary threat to animals that prey on those that were poisoned.

The hardest hit species were the endangered kit foxes near Bakersfield. 87% of their population were tested positive for the super toxic rat poison. State officials have attributed the death of at least 5 kit box deaths to the toxic chemicals.

85% of mountain lions, bobcats and Pacific fishers were tested positive of rat poison. Instead of chemicals, the use of traps is encouraged and the removal of refuse and water sources that are attractive to rodents.

Your pest problem will quickly disappear through local exterminators near you. It is very easy to get in touch with them by calling the toll free number and providing your zip code. An exterminator will arrive at your doorstep to handle infestation of any variety of pests from rodents to cockroaches, bedbugs, termites, ants and many more.

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UK Has The Most Infidelity, According To Infamous Site

General beliefs and national stereotypes hold the belief that the French and the Italians are the most hot-blooded lovers in Europe.

But Ashley Madison, the most (in)famous of the dating sites for married people, notes that the Brits are the ones that top the charts when it comes to promiscuity. The site shared some of its statistics with local British outlets, which revealed that the firm saw a huge jump in UK traffic, a whopping 54%, following the incident back in 2015 when the platform was hacked and its data was leaked.

Ashley Madison’s data only covers itself, but might be a good indicator of British traffic in dating sites for married people and the like. According to the site’s data, the UK is the biggest market in Europe, and the fourth biggest in the world, behind only the US, Brazil and Canada, with 2.3m users since the site’s launch back in 2010.

According to Ashley Madison Managing Director of Western Europe Christoph Kraemer, the UK has always been the site’s biggest EU market. He gave an explanation as to why the site’s popular in the country, saying that they’ve noted that they get more clients in places where there are a lot of social norms, and where traditional views on marriage and relationships are prevalent.

Kraemer notes that, in those places, in those societies, a lot of people end up feeling trapped in the relationships they’re in. He likened it to a corset; the tighter it is, the more people want to get out of it.

The 2015 leak also revealed that the site had at least 70,000 bot accounts posing as women, and then luring unsuspecting male victims.

In response, Kraemer says that Ashley Madison has rebuilt their security infrastructure from the ground up, and they’re now one of the safest platforms operating. He notes that they even have a QA team that checks for fake accounts and blocks them. Users are also able to flag accounts they think might be fake, or are acting in an anti-social manner.

Kraemer notes that, at the end of the day, there is a need for services like theirs. The data, he notes, prove it.

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