Author: Chicago News Journal

OHM Advisors’ Projects Receive Highest Honors from ACEC Michigan

2018 ACEC Michigan Surveying Eminent Conceptor Award given for firm’s accelerated response to historic flooding in Midland County. LIVONIA, MI, March 17, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The community advancement firm of OHM Advisors, which provides architecture, engineering, planning, surveying, and construction consulting services, has announced that the Midland County Emergency UAS/GIS Assessment Project is the winner of the 2018 Surveying Eminent Conceptor Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Consultants (ACEC). ACEC Michigan presented the award, its highest honor, to OHM Advisors and the Midland County Road Commission at the 53rd Annual ACEC Michigan Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards Gala on March 10, 2018, in Grand Rapids. The statewide competition, hosted annually, identifies engineering and surveying achievements that demonstrate an outstanding degree of client satisfaction through innovative, cost-effective solutions. As the consultant for the Midland County Road Commission (MCRC), OHM Advisors provided an emergency infrastructure assessment after historic flooding in June 2017 caused $7 million in damage to infrastructure and widespread road and bridge closures throughout Midland County. The OHM Advisors project team quickly gathered and presented the data collected at heavily damaged sites using unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology (commonly known as drone technology) and GIS software. Although these are not technologies commonly used together, the approach proved to be quicker and more comprehensive than traditional surveying. OHM Advisors’ innovative approach cut project completion time...

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Ashton Whiteley Says Trade War Could Hurt Economic Recovery

Ashton Whiteley says Germany favors the abolition of tariffs and trade barriers between US and EU. BEIJING, CHINA, March 17, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — On Thursday Germany stated that if US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports spiraled into a trade war it could cause real damage to the global economic recovery even though the tariffs themselves may only have a minimal effect. Last week, Trump last week ordered the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and stated that he would also impose a tax on European cars if the European Union did not lift tariffs and restrictions on a range of products. Ashton Whiteley economists say that the economic boom is Germany is continuing so far this year and that the global economic trend is favorable but added that US trade procedures were causing widespread concern. Ashton Whiteley economists said that although the metals tariffs would disrupt the flow of trade in some countries, the broader implications for the world economy were not unmanageable. On Wednesday, Donald Tusk, European Council President called for the US to resume trade discussions instead of intensifying the dispute over levies on cars and metals. Germany’s transatlantic coordinator, Juergen Hardt also called for a rapid revival of talks between Germany and the US over a free trade agreement. Hardt stated that it was a colossal mistake to abandon negotiations...

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FPS Homes Expands Services to Municipalities

Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 16, 2018 –(– Co-Founded by CEO, Marlon A. Onias, FPS Homes, LLC is the successor company of FPM Force, LLC. FPS was founded on the innovative and noble idea of turning undesirable, abandoned, and foreclosed properties into homes that serve as an asset not only to the surrounding community, but also to one of the country’s most deserving population – public servants. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but operating nationally, FPS Homes is nestled in an area with one of the highest concentrations of municipalities, homeowners’ associations and condominium owners’ associations in the nation. Many of these organizations are forced to deal with the unsightly reality of vacant and abandoned properties, which not only sit idle and devalue surrounding properties, but also break down community relationships and pride. FPS Homes helps organizations combat these issues through their Receivership Program. The FPS Receivership Program allows the company to partner with home organizations in turning liabilities into assets, by identifying distressed properties and then petitioning local courts to be appointed as the Receiver of the property. After being appointed Receiver, FPS then safeguards the home from any further distress, by restoring and renovating the property to a state often more desirable than the home’s original state. Once the homes under FPS’s care have been fully renovated, the team then locates and rents the properties to deserving tenants...

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TCI Announces Its Attendance at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference

Mountain View, CA, March 16, 2018 –(– TCI, the for teachers by teachers K-12 publishing company creating diverse science and social studies curriculums, has announced that it will be sending members from its team to the National Science Teachers Association 2018 National Conference: Science on My Mind in Atlanta, GA. "We are excited for the opportunity to attend the NSTA conference in Atlanta with several talented people from our TCI team," said Bert Bower. "Having a presence at this conference will allow us to show the possibilities of working with the TCI science curriculum.” The NSTA 2018 National Conference will take place from Thursday, March 15 at 8 a.m. and last until Sunday, March 18 at noon. The conference is being held at the Georgia World Congress Center located at 285 Andrew Young Int'l Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30313. CEO Bert Bower and TCI account management team members will be hosting sessions at the conference on Friday and Saturday at the concurrent sessions as follow: Friday, March 16 · 8:00 – 9:30 am: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS · 10:00 – 11:30 am: 3-Dimensional Learning in the Elementary Classroom · 12:00-1:30 pm: Integrating Crosscutting Concepts into Your Classroom · 2:00 – 3:30 pm: Engineering Design in the NGSS · 4:00 – 5:30 pm: Performance Assessments: Engaging and Fun! Saturday, March 17 · 8:00 – 9:30 am: Phenomena-Driven...

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Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Campaign in the US: Great Satisfaction for the Project’s First Year

The participation of the Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena in the SOBEWFF has just concluded the first year of activity DESENZANO DEL GARDA, ITALY, March 16, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has just come back after a successful participation in the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) in Miami. For the first time, the Consortium’s information campaign in the US market called “Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original” was presented in Florida, receiving a positive feedback from foodies, opinion leaders and journalists. The Consortium opened up to the Miami food & wine scene, taking part to unique events: Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach, sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company, where Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has been reinterpreted by local chefs of South Florida, becoming the protagonist of original culinary creations; the Wine Spectator Trade Day presented by Beverage Media Group and hosted by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and “The Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village”, the signature event of the festival, featuring extraordinary food and wines from around the world. Many American food lovers and bloggers visited the Consortium’s booth at “The Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village” in Miami Beach and they really enjoyed tasting Balsamic Vinegar of Modena proposed as an ingredient in unusual food combinations with strawberries and cherry tomatoes...

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