The Zayed Mile takes to the road for Sheikh Zayed

Sheikh Zayed, a Champion of the Earth

Don Victor Mooney with Never Give Up rowboat

Don Victor Mooney at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (2007)

Bike tour to commemorate the Year of Zayed, with tree planting along the way in New York City and U.A.E.

Sheikh Zayed left us a strong legacy of determination, he was action-orientated”

— Don Victor Mooney

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2018 / — Bike tour to commemorate the Year of Zayed, with tree planting along the way in New York City and U.A.E.

Marking the centennial anniversary of the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who died in 2004, His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the current President has declared that 2018 will be known as the Year of Zayed.  Numerous activities are underway in the U.A.E. and globally to share the legacy of Sheikh Zayed.

In commemoration of the Year of Zayed, Don Victor Mooney, of Queens, New York will cycle thru New York City's Boroughs, which include the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. In each borough he plans to plant a tree in memory of Sheikh Zayed love of the earth. Intermittently, he'll make stops and share the legacy of Zayed.

In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme honored Sheikh Zayed posthumously with the ‘Champion of the Earth’ award for his outstanding wildlife conservation, agriculture, forestation, and preserving biodiversity efforts both inside the U.A.E. and around the world.

Shortly afterwards, Don Victor Mooney will fly to U.A.E. where he'll embark on a second bike tour from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, with seven ghaf trees – the national tree of the U.A.E. in tow. He hopes to culminate his journey at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, where he ended his first U.A.E. bike tour that took him thru all seven emirates in 2007.

The seven ghaf trees will symbolize and celebrate Sheikh Zayed vision of uniting all seven Emirates, said Don Victor Mooney.

The Zayed Mile project has launched a social media campaign to share it's admiration for Sheikh Zayed using the hashtag #thezayedmile.    

For nearly two decades, Don Victor Mooney has continuously shared the legacy of Sheikh Zayed. He named his rowboat in honor of the founding father for a transatlantic row that was aborted early on in 2009; however, that set back didn't discourage him. He named his second boat – Never Give Up – painted in the national colors of the U.A.E. in 2011. He nearly lost his life as that boat took on water and he deployed a life raft that had him drifting for 14 days in the Atlantic Ocean until he was rescued. 

Finally, Don Victor Mooney found victory when he completed his transatlantic row that took an arduous 21 months from the coast of Africa to New York's Brooklyn Bridge in 2015. Last year, he presented his rowing uniform and other items to the U.A.E. Consulate in New York marking the completion of that journey after a ceremony at Islamic Leadership School in the Bronx.

Sheikh Zayed left us a strong legacy of determination, he was action-orientated, added Don Victor Mooney.

On the net:

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Lisa Samuels
Mooney Worldwide Group
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Rower honors UAE founder with uniform & other items in NYC

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Bansar Introduce Rail Freight Shipping from China to Russia, Europe and Central Asia

Railway Freight

Railway Freight


Bansar, today begun to offer rail freight shipping to Russia, Europe and Central Asia.

SHANGHAI, SHANGHAI, CHINA, May 1, 2018 / — Bansar,today begun to offer rail freight shipping to Russia, Europe and Central Asia. It is the fourth service Bansar will offer alongside ocean freight, air freight, customs clearance, pickup and delivery.

“Finding a professional freight forwarding company that understands its clients’ needs and offers a range of services can make a huge difference to your business,” said Mr. Max Liu, founder of Bansar. “At Bansar, we believe importing from China should be convenient, reliable and cost competitive – a reason why we strive to remove all impediments that can delay freight services.”
With Bansar’s new rail freight shipping from Chinese cities to Russia, Europe and Central Asia, clients will benefit from cost competitive freight rates. Bansar freight forwarding team will handle all logistics such as custom clearance, documentation and supervise the loading process.

Among the main services that Bansar will offer include:

Full container load (FCL) railway shipping from China to Europe, Russia and Central Asia; Bansar will offer guidance on inspections, labeling and loading processes. This will prevent possible unbalance loading, while reinforcing packaging to ensure safety during rail freight from China.

Less than Container Load (LCL) railway shipping from China to Europe, Russia and Central Asia; those importing from China, whose goods cannot fill container may opt for the LCL rail freight. It will allow small scale importers in Europe, Russia and Central Asia save on transit time and cost.

Railway carriage; it is another alternative that Bansar freight forwarders will offer for huge quantity products such as steel pipes, firebrick or construction materials.

Bansar rail freight shipping from China covers numerous routes within Russia, Europe and Central Asia. It will also arrange for road transport in areas with no railway network.

For situations where Bansar rail freight may not make economic sense based on feasibility studies, they will recommend either ocean freight or air freight. To get quotations on the rail freight costs, see the contact information below.

About Bansar

For 10 years now, Bansar has grown to be a premier freight forwarder in China. It offers a range of logistics services while partnering with various carriers and airlines for competitive rates.

With Bansar, clients can use containers for free up to 28 days and warehouse without paying for 20 to 30 days. At every stage, Bansar aims to reduce sourcing procedures and costs for all its clients shipping from China to all global ports in the world.

For more information:

Contact person: Max Liu
Contact email:
Tel no: (086) 181-5110-2222

Max Liu
Bansar Freight Forwarding Company
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Bansar: Your Best Freight Forwarder in China

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Permanent and Temporary Disability Benefits: An Overview from a Workers' Compensation Attorney

There are differences between temporary disability and permanent disability status in workers' compensation cases. Attorney Craig A. Altman provides insight.

Obtaining workers’ comp benefits isn't easy. Although you are entitled to workers’ compensation for your on-the-job injuries, insurance companies are known for fighting against a majority of claims.”

— Craig A. Altman

VINELAND, NJ, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2018 / — Workers’ compensation typically covers an injured worker’s necessary and reasonable medical treatment, prescriptions, and hospital services. Qualifying for disability benefits contains slight differences due to state laws. However, future benefits vary depending on the type and severity of injury sustained. There are differences between temporary disability status and permanent disability:

Temporary partial disability benefits – A worker who is injured on the job in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey is typically entitled to receive compensation until they are able to return to their original work position. An independent doctor chosen by the employer or the employer’s insurance company will usually make a determination about when the injured worker is healthy enough to return to work. If you are assigned a lower-paying job when you return to work, you are still eligible for benefits equivalent to two-thirds of the difference in pay.

Permanent partial disability benefits – A worker who is permanently disabled because of a work-related injury is eligible for workers’ comp benefits, with the amount depending on the extent of the injury and the individual’s functional loss. In New Jersey, the area of the affected injury determines the level of benefits. In Pennsylvania, if a doctor determines that the worker is less than 50 percent impaired according to American Medical Association standards, the worker’s injury will be classified as “partial disability.” PA law allows workers’ to recover two-thirds of the difference in wages if they suffer a partial disability and are unable to perform the same job they had prior to the injury.

Temporary total disability benefits – If you are temporarily unable to work as a result of your injury, workers’ compensation benefits are available for an extended period. A doctor will need to determine that you are at least 50 percent impaired as a result of your work-related injury. In New Jersey, workers receive 70 percent of their gross average weekly wage for up to 400 weeks, while PA law grants eligible workers two-thirds of their average weekly wage for up to 500 weeks if they suffer total disability. In both states, temporary total disability benefits are terminated when the worker is released to return to work or when the worker has achieved maximum medical improvement.

Additionally, in Pennsylvania, an employer may require the worker to undergo a medical examination after 104 weeks to determine if the worker is still at least 50 percent impaired. If the 50 percent threshold is no longer met, the worker’s status and benefits may be changed to partial disability.

Permanent total disability benefits – If you are unable to return to any kind of gainful employment, you may be eligible to receive weekly benefits for as long as you are considered totally disabled and unable to work. An attorney can help you determine whether you should receive these benefits in a lump sum or in weekly payments. There are pros and cons to accepting a lump sum payment, and an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you explore your options.

In New Jersey, permanent total disability is presumed when the worker loses a combination of certain body parts, including eyes, arms, hands, legs, and feet. In Pennsylvania, a doctor determines whether the worker is at least 50 percent impaired in accordance with American Medical Association standards.

Death benefits – If a worker dies due to an on-the-job injury, his or her dependents (typically a spouse and/or surviving children) may receive death benefits. In New Jersey, the death benefits are paid at a rate of 70 percent of the deceased worker’s weekly wages, while PA workers’ compensation death benefits are determined by the number of dependents. Additionally, dependents may be compensated for funeral expenses of up to $3,500 in NJ and up to $3,000 in PA.

Obtaining workers’ comp benefits is rarely easy. Although you are entitled to workers’ compensation for your on-the-job injuries, insurance companies are notorious for fighting vigorously against a majority of workers’ compensation claims. You need an attorney on your side during the negotiation process because insurance companies often offer low settlements to unrepresented parties. The key to getting a fair settlement and accurate classification of your injury status is to hire disability lawyers who understand how insurance companies operate in workers’ compensation cases.

+++++ Disclaimer+++++ This press release is considered advertising and does not constitute any client-attorney privilege and does not offer any advice or opinion on any legal matter. This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC, a digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Craig A. Altman
The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman
(215) 569-4488
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Workers' Compensation Lawyer Talks What to Do With Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers' Compensation

Saffren and Weinberg - Personal Injury Attorneys

Many workers find themselves hurt at work but find their workers' comp claims denied due to pre-existing conditions. Ken Saffren discusses what you should know.

It is important to work with a well-trained work injury lawyer to prepare your case and give your claim the best possible chance of success.”

— Ken Saffren, Partner

JENKINTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2018 / — Many workers find themselves hurt on the job and they may be eligible for workers’ compensation. But, many may find their workers’ compensation claims denied due to a pre-existing condition.

Injuries due to pre-existing conditions are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, if the injury was not directly caused by the pre-existing condition then it may still be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

If you have a pre-existing condition that you believe may deny you your claim to workers’ compensation or have been denied workers’ compensation wrongly because of your pre-existing condition, it is worth finding a Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer to help you explore your options.

What is a Pre-Existing Condition?

The definition of a pre-existing condition in workers’ compensation law is a previous medical condition or a sustained injury that then becomes aggravated. This is a very wide definition that can include a variety of medical claims and conditions, and therefore as a worker, it is important to be aware of the kinds of injuries you receive and the medical conditions you may have.

The kind of coverage and benefits workers’ compensation gives varies heavily depending on the origin of the pre-existing condition. Generally, if the condition is due to a previous work-related injury, which you are receiving workers’ compensation for, then it will often be permitted to receive additional workers’ compensation if it is further aggravated or has contributed to another condition.

However, if the condition is one that is not related to a prior workers’ compensation claim but rather has contributed to your current injury, then whether you will receive workers’ compensation becomes a complicated question.

It is important to receive a medical evaluation whether your pre-existing condition or injury was related to workers’ compensation or not. A doctor, particularly one skilled and experienced in workers’ injuries, will often know the kinds of terms to use and the facts to look for.

However, if your condition is completely unrelated to your work and was not proven to contribute to any current injuries, workers’ compensation will not be able to pay for it directly. Workers’ compensation will only pay for injuries sustained on the job, either unrelated to the pre-existing condition or ones that may have been aggravated by it.If you have a pre-existing condition, normally your health insurance will be the one paying for it, as long as it doesn’t contribute to an injury on the job.

Pre-Existing Condition Example for Workers’ Compensation

Assume, for example, that you are a construction worker and have been injured from falling off a roof. You now are applying for workers’ compensation benefits and want to know how to best present your case, as well as what your chances are.

In Pennsylvania, the formal process of filing a claim includes notifying your employer and having their insurance company process your claim and pay your benefits. However, it often isn’t that easy, as the insurance company will challenge the claim, whereupon you may need to go to the state government to settle it before a workers’ compensation judge. Either way, the success of your claim will depend on both the injury/condition and the cause of it.

Suppose that you permanently damaged your back from a fall off the roof. If you were on the roof for the purpose of doing work for your employer, and in the process of doing that work, it is very likely that your injury satisfies the workers’ compensation requirement that the injury was sustained during the course of employment.

However, if your back was already weak from previous injuries or back conditions, that may pose a pre-existing condition challenge to your claim. If your back was weak from having previously fallen off a roof while employed and received benefits for it, you may still receive benefits for it again.

In contrast, if your back was especially weak or already showing signs of breaking down, the insurance claim may be much harder to process. That is why it is important to work with a well-trained work injury lawyer to prepare your case and give your claim the best possible chance of success.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a program that many employees have heard of, but few know the workers’ compensation facts that may be essential to helping them secure their benefits. Particularly for workers with pre-existing conditions or injuries, understanding what workers’ compensation is and how it works in Pennsylvania is crucial.

Essentially, workers compensation is a state-administered program that provides you compensation for being hurt at work. Each state runs their own insurance program. Pennsylvania runs its workers’ compensation program uniquely, as it administers its state’s workers compensation fully through the Compensation Rating Bureau and relies on private insurance carriers to initially process, evaluate, and pay claims.

Pennsylvania maintains a workers’ compensation fund, but generally, that is only used when there are disputes between the employer, insurance carrier, and injured employee regarding benefits and claims. These insurance carriers will then charge employers premiums for workers’ compensation insurance.

Even if you are partly or totally injured or disabled, workers’ compensation benefits remain possible in Pennsylvania. It is important to work with a lawyer in the region you are in, such as a Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer or otherwise, to explore your condition and plan your claim. This is even more important if you have a pre-existing condition.

While the workers’ compensation facts may be confusing initially, the system nonetheless serves many thousands of Pennsylvanians each year who have been injured on the job, even those with pre-existing conditions.

Is Pennsylvania Friendly to Pre-Existing Conditions or Workers’ Compensation?

Pennsylvania is one of the more generous states for workers compensation payments and benefits. In 2016, Pennsylvania ranked 17th out of 50 states. However, this was lower than its 12th place ranking in 2012. Furthermore, Pennsylvania pays 8% more than the national average for workers compensation.

While rankings for pre-existing conditions are not available, an overall friendly environment for workers’ compensation is a positive indicator.

I have a Pre-Existing Condition and Want Workers’ Compensation, How do I get it?

The general process for filing your claim for workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania is informing your employer and attempting to get their insurance carrier to pay. If the claim is denied, you can appeal to the state and its judges.

However, many workers will find they want the services of a work injury lawyer to help them navigate the extremely complex legal proceedings as well as present their case in the best light.

I’m ready to file a claim. What’s next?

If you believe you have been injured on the job and are ready to file a claim for workers’ compensation or have had a workers’ compensation claim denied because of a pre-existing condition for which it was not the cause, then it is worth contacting a work injury lawyer to discuss your case.

Ken Saffren, Lawyer of Jenkintown and Marc Weinberg, Attorney are named partners of Jenkintown's Saffren & Weinberg. They, along with their team, work tirelessly to find solutions for those who have been involved in accidents or seek social security benefits. Known as "The People's Voice in Court," Weinberg and the team make themselves available via direct phone at 215-576-0100 or via email on the website. Saffren & Weinberg provides a no-charge, complimentary case review and is more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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Ken Saffren, Partner
Saffren & Weinberg
215 576-0100
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Copyright Lawyer Discusses Different Copyrights and What They Mean

Trademark & IP Attorneys

Intellectual Property Attorneys

Alex R. Sluzas, Esq., of Philadelphia's Paul & Paul is an experienced copyright attorney. He shares valuable copyright info.

Unlawful usage of works protected by the copyright law is known as copyright infringement . In case of infringement, you can seek the help of a copyright attorney.”

— Alex R. Sluzas, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2018 / — A copyright ascertains exclusive rights to persons who create original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other intellectual works. Being a form of intellectual property law, it applies to both published and unpublished works.

Copyright law does not apply to facts and ideas. Instead, it protects the representation of facts and ideas. Works that are still intangible and not rendered onto a physical medium are just ideas and therefore not entitled to copyright protection.

Unlawful usage of works protected by the copyright law is known as copyright infringement. In case of infringement, you can seek the help of a copyright attorney. Copyright lawyers help clients apply for copyrights and represent them in disputes over copyrighted material.

Copyright offers the owner exclusive right to:

-Reproduce the work in copies
-Prepare imitative works based on the original work.
-Distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership or by rental, lease, or lending
-Perform the work publicly if it is a literary, musical, dramatic, or choreographic work
-Display the work publicly if it is a pictorial, graphic, audio-visual or sculptural work. This right also applies to the still images of a motion picture or other audiovisual creations.
-Broadcast the work publicly using a digital audio transmission if the work is a sound recording
-Copyright law applies to the following:
-Literary works
-Musical works
-Dramatic works
-Choreographic works
-Artistic works
-Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
-Sound recordings
-Architectural works
-Literary Works

Section 101 of the Copyright Act defines “literary works” as “works, other than audiovisual works, expressed in words, numbers, or other verbal or numerical symbols or indicia, regardless of the nature of the material objects, such as books, periodicals, manuscripts, phonorecords, film, tapes, disks, or cards, in which they are embodied.”
Works termed as “literature,” such as novels, poems, stories, essays, etc.

Written work like catalogs, reference books and databases are also applicable for copyright protection. On the Internet, this definition of literary work includes emails, blog posts, online forums posts, and even computer programs.

Musical Works

“Musical works" include the instrumental component of the work as well as any accompanying words. According to Section 115 of the Copyright Act, musical works should have “compulsory licensing” once they have been released to the public. These compulsory licenses allow any musician to perform or record their own version of a song without getting permission from the original songwriter.

Dramatic Works

Any work of action, with or without words or music that can be performed before an audience falls under the category of “Dramatic works.” Dramatic works include plays, screenplays, scripts, choreographic notation, choreographic shows and scenarios for a film (but not the film itself). Any work that is intended to be performed dramatically and has been recorded in some form is qualified for copyright protection. Copyright owners of dramatic works possess the right to reproduce, publish, publicly perform, communicate or adapt their works.

Artistic Works

Artistic work commonly includes pictorial, graphic and sculptural works. Artistic works are protected by various statutory rights pursuant to section 32 of the Copyright Act 1968. Some examples provided by this section include paintings and drawings, sculptures, crafts, architectural plans and buildings; and photographs; and maps and plans. Digital illustrations also fall under this category.

Motion Pictures and Other Audiovisual Works

"Audiovisual work," involves anything which combines both images (visual) and recorded sound (audio). The category of "audio-visual works" includes not just movies. Everything from movies to slideshows to video podcasts—anything that is meant to be visually presented (be it on a projector, TV or computer screen) that consists of recorded sound and images.

Sound Recordings

Sound recordings are defined by the Copyright Act as "works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, but not including the sounds accompanying a motion picture or other audio-visual work.”

Unlike musical works copyright, which protects the musical notes that make up a song, the actual recording of that performed notation is protected as a sound recording. That is, an actual recording of the song onto a physical medium (the CD, tape, mp3 file, etc.) is considered a sound recording. Sounds can also include speeches, sound effects, and audio books.

Architectural Works

The architectural work category protects the design of a building in architectural blueprints, architectural drawings, and even buildings themselves. In the case of architectural works, copyright can protect the work’s general form as well as the arrangement and composition of spaces and elements in the design. Buildings meet the general requirements for copyright protection if they are not just basically functional but have adequately original design.

If you are in need of a copyright lawyer, contact the offices of Paul & Paul for all of your intellectual property needs. Call toll-free at 866-975-7231 to receive a consultation today.

+++++ Disclaimer+++++ This press release is considered advertising and does not constitute any client-attorney privilege and does not offer any advice or opinion on any legal matter. This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC, a digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Alex R. Sluzas, Esq.
Paul & Paul
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Law Firm Marketing Expert Discusses Crafting a Consistent Content Marketing Plan and Strategy

Law Firm Marketing Agency

Content marketing has proven to be the most effective in helping firms gain new clients. Mary Ann Fasanella, law firm marketing guru, shares tips and insights.

Legal marketing is undoubtedly here to stay. It is not easy, but if done right, it can do wonders for your law firm by increasing exposure, expanding credibility, and attracting new clients.”

— Mary Ann Fasanella, CEO

PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2018 / — Advertising for legal services used to be illegal through the majority of the 20th century. Word-of-mouth promotions were the only method of marketing that legal counselors could practice. When law firm marketing was forbidden, the possibilities seemed endless. From yellow page ads to commercials and direct mail, legal marketing is currently riding the wave of the most significant kind of marketing prevalent today –Content marketing.

Although there are a number of opportunities that allow you to spread the word and increase your credibility, content marketing has proven to be the most effective in helping you gain new clients.

As of now, content is the core of any successful internet marketing strategy, specifically in the legal space. As a legal expert, people seek out your advice in times of legal disputes. Content produced by law firms can be a great way to educate the masses while showcasing your firm’s expertise.

Content creation is not easy. Law firms incorporate efforts not just from their legal teams, attorneys and staff members but also enlist assistance from marketing companies and writers in order to create effective content. Content marketing needs to be strategic in order to be successful. Here are a few points you need to remember to bring your content strategy to life.

Envision your goals

Before starting on a content strategy, you must have a thorough idea of your objectives. First, identify the focal point of the content – a specific topic or a varied number of related topics. Next, figure out who it will be aimed at – your target audience.

You can then chart out what you hope to achieve from this form of marketing – visibility, educating your users, increasing thought leadership. Finally, choose the kind of content you will focus on – blogs, social media content, e-books, infographics, webinars. You can choose multiple mediums as your platform.

Design a strategy

Starting to write content without a plan or purpose might not bring you the success you are hoping for. If you want to grow your practice, a strategy that is built towards thought leadership, as well as increasing credibility, is important. Well-produced content requires a lot of research. Figuring out your target audience and how to reach them is a crucial act. Your content can then be strategically placed where it is more likely to be discovered by your target audience. The content that you provide them should be useful for them which helps create a focused content marketing strategy.

A good content strategy is an essential part of any marketing policy. It is a perpetual work in progress that evolves through various iterations. Law firms should produce quality content that ensures that their brand has a cohesive voice.

Once the strategy is built it’s important to have a plan of execution for creating and distributing the content. Choose your team members carefully. A style guide is also quite a handy resource to have while creating a strategy. A style guide is a tool that helps to make sure that the content is maintained with the same set of standardized rules across all of the brand’s communications and platforms. A decent guide is not only effective in creating consistent communications, but it also provides a real representation of the firm’s beliefs, values, vision, and goals.

Generate, Personalize and Optimize

Generate ideas and topics to write about. Scour the internet, news and socially relevant issues for inspiration. Your content should provide value, educate, inform and keep users up to date, and is a great place to begin.

Personalize your content to make it your own. In a sea of law firms, what is it about your content that will make it stand out? How can you customize your firm’s content to be tailored to your audience? Identify a distinct style to bring maximum visibility to your content. Consistency is key. This also raises loyalty and trust among prospective clients.

Optimize your content to increase traffic to your site. Search engines play a vital role in delivering relevant, targeted traffic to your site. By incorporating a few relevant target keywords or even closely related phrases throughout your text. But don’t go overboard. You should always remember to write for people, not for search engines.

Keep in mind who you are writing for and how to best appeal to that target audience. At the end of the day, content that is of interest to people will get shared, linked and increase your following.

Legal marketing is undoubtedly here to stay. It is not easy, but if done right, it can do wonders for your law firm by increasing exposure, expanding credibility, and attracting new clients. Advisory Concept Evolvers can help you if you’re looking for ways to increase the reach of your legal services! Contact us today at 215-510-2167 for a free phone consultation.

Mary Ann Fasanella, CEO
Advisory Concept Evolvers
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Pennsylvania Medical Bankruptcy Lawyer: When to File for Bankruptcy Due to Medical Debt

Philadelphia Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Cibik & Cataldo

With a bankruptcy, there are debts that take priority over others and cannot be discharged. There are many reasons you are able to file due to any medical debt.

If you don’t have health care, the costs for care are astronomical. If 25% or more of your income is going toward medical bills, you might want to consider filing for medical bankruptcy.”

— Michael A. Cibik, Partner

PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2018 / — Pennsylvania Medical Bankruptcy: When to File Due to Medical Debt

No one plans to get sick or get into a debilitating accident. We pay exorbitant amounts for health insurance for such events. Depending on the health plan you have, it might only cover a fraction of the medical expenses one incurs. If you don’t have health care, the costs for care are astronomical.

There will also be other costs, such as gas for going to the doctor’s, treatment centers and hospital. And if a spouse must take time off from work, it becomes unpaid leave after a certain number of weeks or may have to quit his or her job (or to take care of a family member), reducing the family income by as much as half. It’s not uncommon to hear of fundraisers for those stricken with an illness, which helps but is usually not enough to make a dent.

If 25% or more of your income is going toward medical bills, you might want to consider filing for medical bankruptcy. This type of bankruptcy is no different than filing or a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. With a bankruptcy, some debts take priority over others and cannot be discharged.

The debts that take priority are ones that are secured (collateral is put up as payment) and cannot be wiped (discharged). These debts include child support, alimony, and student loans. Medical bankruptcy is considered a non-priority, unsecured debt meaning it can be wiped without having collateral. The only catch is that you must be eligible for Chapter 7 (personal bankruptcy).

In earlier blogs, we discussed the requirements for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. With a Chapter 7, you must pass the means test and have little to no assets. There is no limit/cap on the amount of debt you can discharge. And with a Chapter 13, you must earn above the median Pennsylvania income and have assets. You’ll be put on a payment plan set up by the IRS too. Once you make all the payments, the rest of the debt will be wiped away. However, just like being eligible for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, there is a catch for a Chapter 13. The catch is that there is a debt limit. Chapter 13 is for those who have less than $394,725 total in unsecured debts. Also, they must have less than $1,184,200 in secured debt.

When Medical Bankruptcy is the Solution

There are other options to pay medical bills:

-Negotiate with the medical provider on a settlement. If a collections agency is contacting you, you can negotiate with them as well.
-Ask the billing department if you can set up a payment plan.
-Ask your doctor’s office or hospital if there is an assistance program. Many times, there is a local charity that can help offset costs.

If these options do not provide the permanent relief you need, then medical bankruptcy is the solution. At Cibik & Cataldo, we know that bankruptcy is not what you want. You’re afraid of what people may think of you for taking this route. Believe us; it is not an easy route to take because it involves a deep look into your finances and having you gather the paperwork, such as creating an itemized list of your expenses and financial transactions from the past two years.

There are millions of people who are in a similar situation and have filed for bankruptcy. You’re also afraid that declaring bankruptcy, whether for medical bills or not, will hurt your credit score. Yes, it will hurt your credit score, but so will late and missed payments on your credits cards because you paid your medical bills with them, and maybe even maxed them out in the process.

Discharging Only Medical Debts

Some believe that you can discharge only medical debts in bankruptcy. This is not true. When you declare bankruptcy, you must put all of your outstanding debts on it, secured and unsecured. However, this is a good thing because it simplifies your finances and the bankruptcy process. This will give you an absolute fresh start. It will relieve a large burden so you can focus on getting better (or focus on your loved one who is ill) and get back on track financially. You’ll also be able to concentrate on getting a new job if you had to quit your old job due to the medical situation.

If you think you will endure future medical bills, such as another round of chemotherapy, then you should wait to file for bankruptcy since you can only file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy every eight years. If you have been discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and need to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you’ll only have to wait four years. However, if you never received a discharge from the bankruptcy, no matter the bankruptcy type, then you don’t have to abide by the time limits.

Medical Bills By Default

Some are forced to declare a medical (Chapter 7) bankruptcy. If you are divorced and your ex files a Chapter 7 because of medical bills, you can be included in the bankruptcy if you co-signed on a loan(s). Even though are you are able to pay your own bills, you cannot pay the outstanding debt too. Thus, filing for bankruptcy is the best solution.

We must warn you about consolidating your debt with a consumer credit counseling service. The creditors may make a payment plan with you and you think that’s it. However, this agreement is not set in stone. The creditors can come back and try to get the rest of the money at a later date, in which you end up filing bankruptcy. This is why it is vital to contact a bankruptcy lawyer if you are thinking about using one of these consumer credit services or filing bankruptcy. Talking to an experienced bankruptcy lawyer can prevent additional interest charged by a creditor and protect your home from foreclosure. You’ll also get bankruptcy facts and what is involved with filing.

Don’t Face Bankruptcy Alone

When you need solid bankruptcy advice, turn to Cibik & Cataldo, the Philadelphia bankruptcy attorneys. For over 40 years, we have helped tens of thousands of people like you get the bankruptcy information they need to make an educated decision on whether or not to file for bankruptcy and which type of bankruptcy is best for their particular needs.

We are ABC certified, so you can trust we know the United States Bankruptcy Code inside and out. We stay on top of the latest code changes to give our clients the best counsel and our fee is cost-efficient. Contact us today or call (215) 735-1060 to set up your free consultation!

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Michael A. Cibik, Partner
Cibik & Cataldo
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Dead Car Batteries Are Forever Out of the Equation with the AUTOWIT Batteryless Supercapacitor Car Jump Starter

AUTOWIT Batteryless Supercapacitor Car Jump Starter

AUTOWIT Batteryless Supercapacitor Car Jump Starter

AUTOWIT Batteryless Supercapacitor Car Jump Starter Functions

AUTOWIT Batteryless Supercapacitor Car Jump Starter Functions

AUTOWIT’S Jump Starter Charges Itself with a Car’s Weak Battery

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US, April 30, 2018 / — GENHIGH, a global leader in quality, innovative auto products, is pleased to announce the debut of the AUTOWIT Batteryless Supercapacitor Car Jump Starter. The company will showcase its latest product at PEPCOM’s Digital Experience on May 10, 2018 at the Metreon City View (135 4th Street) in the SoMa district of San Francisco.

Unlike traditional jump starters that require to be pre-charged before use, AUTOWIT Jump Starter uses a car’s weak battery power, or any other external power resource, to charge itself first before jumpstarting a car instantly. Its supercapacitor technology activates power physically to keep users from risk of sparks or explosion. Therefore, pre-charging at home is not required, although the function is available to instantly charge within a few minutes from any power outlet.

AUTOWIT Batteryless Supercapacitor Car Jump Starter is compatible with most car types (Up to 5.0L Gas/4.0L Diesel Engine), offering 700A Peak/600A Instant Jump power. It can also work in -40℃/-104℉ temperature conditions during snowstorms or blizzards and resist high temperature (70℃/158℉), e.g. desert dry-heat environment. It’s ideal for road warriors who seek adventure in extreme weather conditions or every day drivers who don’t want to wait for roadside assistance.

Generally, a lithium-ion battery jump starter has a lifespan of 2 to 4 years. However, AUTOWIT Batteryless Supercapacitor Car Jump Starter has a longer lifespan up to 20 years. Thanks to its built-in supercapacitor, the starter can withstand more than 100,000 times frequently repeated use in its lifetime.

To learn more about AUTOWIT Batteryless Supercapacitor Car Jump Starter please visit GENHIGH at PEPCOM’s Digital Experience Metreon City View, 135 4th Street SF,CA, or at For an intimate demo session with GENHIGH please schedule an appointment with Minming Gu at or Gina Hughes at

About GenHigh
GenHigh’s a global personal electronics brand providing consumers worldwide high-quality, elegantly-designed smart devices engineered with the latest innovations in technology matched with precision craftsmanship. GenHigh’s commitment to research and development is reflected in every facet of our lifestyle products to bring consumers highly affordable quality devices. Headquartered in China, GenHigh was founded in 2017 with operations in San Francisco and Texas. For more information, please visit:

Gina Hughes
GenHigh Tech Co., Ltd
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Personal Injury Attorney Warns of Benzene Hazards at Work

Alvin F. de Levie & Associates - Personal Injury Attorneys

Alvin F. de Levie & Associates

Benzene is a dangerous liquid known by its sweet aroma. Attorney Alvin F. de Levie discusses the health-threatening chemical and what to look out for.

Benzene is notorious for damaging bone marrow and can even cause damage to your DNA. Just one Benzene accident can result in several serious and fatal conditions.”

— Alvin de Levie, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2018 / — Benzene is a dangerous, highly toxic, sweet smelling, colorless and extremely flammable liquid used in the production of gasoline, industrial solvents, plastics, detergents, pesticides, dyes, rubber, lubricants, and other such products. The smell of Benzene can suggest that it is harmless. In fact, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Benzene was often applied as an after-shave ointment because of its pleasant aroma.

An easy mistake to make during that time period; however, today it is common knowledge that Benzene is a very dangerous liquid and can lead to major health complications. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Benzene is a chemical that is both lab-synthesized and found in nature in processes like volcanic eruptions, wildfires, fabrication of rubbers, lubricants, pesticides, medications, and more. The largest contributor to Benzene exposure is tobacco smoke, exhaust from motor vehicles, and industrial pollution. Additionally, Benzene ingestion can come from contact with contaminated water. Our personal injury lawyer highlights the chemical and what to look out for.

What are the Dangers Associated with Benzene?

Long-term exposure to Benzene can cause serious damage to the brain, liver, heart, kidney, lungs and other organs. It is notorious for damaging bone marrow and can even cause damage to your DNA. Just one Benzene accident at work can result in several serious and fatal conditions, such as:

-Several types of leukemia, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia
-Aplastic anemia
-Bone marrow abnormalities and failure
-Reproductive problems, especially in women
-Immune system damage
-Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Benzene is extremely toxic to humans. Even short-term exposure can cause a variety of serious health problems, such as:

-Irregular or increased heart rate.

What are the Main Sources of Benzene Exposure?

Those working in the oil, gas, manufacturing, chemical, steel, rubber industries are at the highest risk for Benzene exposure. This includes pipefitters, painters, shoemakers, printers, and those working in chemical plants or oil refineries. Benzene evaporates very quickly and can rapidly accumulate in the air. This is especially hazardous in indoor environments like factories.

Unfortunately, Benzene is literally everywhere in our modern society, particularly in the air. Benzene is a natural result of combustion. As such, it is produced by cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes and petroleum fumes. Benzene is also found in water and soil as a result of industrial contamination. Even those who do not work in industrial environments may find themselves at risk, including firefighters and gas station employees.

There are numerous regulations and laws which aim to protect those working in occupations which pose a high risk of Benzene exposure. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for example, has limited the amount of Benzene which can be in the air to 1 part of Benzene per 1 million parts of air (1 ppm). However, even continued exposure to low doses of Benzene can cause serious health problems.

In a 1948 report, the American Petroleum Institute declared "it is generally considered that the only absolutely safe concentration for Benzene is zero.” Further, it is not uncommon for employers to violate these rules and regulations, placing their employees at risk. During unsafe situations like this, affected workers may want to seek out the help of a work accident attorney.

If you or someone you know has suffered from serious health problems, and you suspect it was caused by exposure to Benzene, contact the Law Offices of Alvin F. de Levie & Associates at (844)-777-2529 for a consultation. One of our team members will be in immediate contact with you. We maintain offices throughout Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, State College, Bellefonte and Lock Haven, and we are willing to meet any clients throughout the Commonwealth.

+++++ Disclaimer +++++ This press post/release is considered advertising and does not constitute any client-attorney privilege and does not offer any advice or opinion on any legal matter. This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Alvin de Levie, Esq.
Law Offices of Alvin F. de Levie
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SURE Launches New TV & VoD Search and Discovery App called “Sure On Demand” powered by Vennetics.

SURE on Demand enables users to search and discover movies and TV shows across all the leading UK online entertainment services simultaneously.

DUBLIN, IRELAND, April 30, 2018 / — May 1st 2018 – Dublin, Ireland:

Vennetics, an innovator of telecommunications and Video on Demand applications, has today announced the deployment of its Mobile Video Platform (MVP) with the Channel Islands and Isle of Man Fixed Line and Mobile Operator, Sure.

Vennetics MVP provides an aggregated search capability that spans all of the leading internet based video on demand (VoD) services. It uniquely curates the video content into one easy to use white label App, enabling users to search and discover movies and TV shows across all the leading entertainment services simultaneously. Vennetics innovative approach of leveraging existing OTT content removes the enormous costs associated with launching a Video on Demand service. Most importantly it delivers a new, lucrative revenue stream to mobile carriers from generous commissions earned from the content provider's affiliate programs. These commissions help mobile carriers monetise the significant and increasing volumes of OTT video traffic on their networks.

“Our customers have been eagerly looking for a service that allows them to find all their favourite movies and TV shows in one place. Working with the team at Vennetics we’ve responded to this customer need by introducing the groundbreaking Sure on Demand App,” said Mike Fawkner-Corbett, Head of Product at Sure. “What’s great about the Sure on Demand App is that it enables you to search and quickly discover the movies or TV shows you’re looking for across all the leading catch up and on demand providers in the UK simultaneously. We also provide a clever price comparison feature to ensure our customers get the best entertainment at the best price”.

According to Kieran Dalton, Chairman of Vennetics “we’re delighted to be working with the team at Sure. The Sure On Demand App is like a TV Guide for today’s viewer. We work closely with content providers to ensure that their content is delivered to the end user precisely as they intended. We do this by deep linking directly to the content from the Sure On Demand App to the content provider’s own app on the consumer’s smartphone or tablet. In a world where illegal downloading and streaming is far too prevalent, this helpful guide is welcome news for the leading online content providers” Dalton concluded.

The Sure on Demand App is available to download now from both the App Store and from Google Play.

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About Sure
Sure supplies telecommunication services in three major offshore jurisdictions: Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man. Across the islands, Sure delivers mobile, broadband, fixed line, data centre and enterprise solutions to consumers, corporate and public sector clients.
Sure is a member of the Batelco Group, a leading telecommunications provider to 14 markets spanning the Middle East & Northern Africa, Europe and the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean.

About Vennetics
At Vennetics we’re committed to enabling our customers launch relevant and engaging services. Services that delight end users and meet their evolving entertainment and communication needs.
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