Photos of Downtown Miami by Lee Smith

Photos by Lee Smith of South Florida

A collection of photos taken near the Port of Miami  and of Downtown Miami early evening and early morning

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NFL – Happy Hour- Pembroke Pines – Rickey’s Sports Bar & Grill

Visit us to experience the best NFL Football with our famous Happy Hour in Pembroke Pines at Rickey’s Sports Bar Grill, one of South Florida’s Top Restaurants.

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Rickey’s Sports Bar Grill is located on Pines Boulevard just west of University Drive on the north side of the street in the Shopping Center

  • Happy Hours
  • Dinner Specials
  • Superior Dining Service
  • Drink Specials
  • DirectTV NFL Package
  • Sports Bar with HD TV’s
  • Full menu served until closing
  • Dine in or Take Out
  • Wide variety of food
  • Plenty of Free Parking
  • Party Room for Birthday Parties Social Events

Hours:
Monday- Friday – 6:00pm – 4:00am
Saturday – 4:00pm – 4:00am
Sunday – 4:00pm – 4:00am

Rickey’s Sports Bar Grill
8389 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
(954) 744-4697
http://www.rickeyspinesrestaurant.com

Serving all the South Florida communities of Broward County:
Cooper City – Davie – Fort Lauderdale – Hallandale – Hollywood – Lauderdale Lakes – Miramar – Pembroke Park – Pembroke Pines – Plantation – Southwest Ranches – Sunrise – Weston

SuperTech Buys Used Forklifts in Atlanta Georgia

AtlantaForklift.com  SuperTech Buys Used Forklifts in Atlanta GeorgiaDo you have an older forklift which is coming to the end of its work life?
We buy used forklifts (subject to condition) and can provide trade-in allowances for your replacement stock.

Downsizing your fleet? Have forklifts you no longer use or need?  If your forklifts are in good condition, we may be interested in purchasing them.

Do you have forklifts that are no longer useable or old forklift batteries, we may also be able to dispose of these for you.

Contact us to determine what your forklift might be worth.  It is helpful if you can provide the following information:

  1. Make
  2. Model
  3. Serial Number
  4. Hour Meter Reading (if available)

Contact Us online at http://www.atlantaforklift.com/contactus_09.php

SuperTech, Inc.
480 Ethan Drive – Fayetteville, GA 30214
PHONE: 770-716-7959
http://www.atlantaforklift.com

New Used Forklifts, Forklift Rentals, Service, Parts and Training
We have lift trucks for most any job with over 50 years of experience in the material handling industry

Broward Eco Friendly Flooring

EcoSimplista header Broward Eco Friendly FlooringStudies have shown that indoor pollutant levels can be two to five times higher than they are outside. To find the source of many of these pollutants, just glance down. Many conventional flooring options, especially carpet and vinyl emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through a process known as off-gassing. VOCs are harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing process, and they are released into the air inside our homes over time.

Luckily, there are several sustainable flooring options that minimize indoor pollution and mitigate health problems caused by toxic carpets. You can now choose from a rapidly growing line of carpets and flooring made from recycled and eco-friendly materials. Durable, stylish, and often less expensive than conventional floors and carpets, these sustainable options provide a responsible and healthy way to enhance your home or place of business.

Did you know that Bamboo is a grass product that grows incredibly fast and is generally harvested in 3-7 years? What about Cork, a product of the Cork Oak tree that is not actually cut down- but the bark is peeled off every 8-14 years! These are just two of the products that we carry that would be excellent environmentally safe choices for your upcoming project.

Wood

Wood is a natural product in a diverse selection of colors and grain patterns. Who hasn’t marveled at the beauty of a home with a fine wood floor? It’s in our nature to love trees, to harvest them and to replant them. Wood is a part of our lives and our homes. There are more choices now than ever before… a wood floor for every taste. Wood is the easiest floor to clean, requiring far less chemicals.

Wood is our greatest renewable resource. North America has more than 70 percent of the forest cover that was here in the 1600’s. Plus many exotic woods come from certified sustainable forests.In North America we produce more wood than any other place on the planet! According to the World Resources Institute report, our continent was unusual in that it increased tree cover in the 1990s. In other words, we grow more than we cut. North America is also becoming known as a ‘carbon sink’. Scientists have shown that young trees use more carbon dioxide than older trees , much like younger animals need more food,

Broward Eco Wood Flooring Products:

  •     Eco Timber Eco
  •     Timber Special Buys
  •     EcoClassics
  •     EcoPlanet
  •     EcoReserve
  •     EcoVintage
  •     Goodwin Heart Pine
  •     Antique Legacy Heart Pine
  •     Antique Recovered Heart Cypress
  •     Antique Recovered Heart Pine
  •     Precision Engineered Wood
  •     Wild Black Cherry

Bamboo Wood Flooring

Bamboo Hardwoods bamboo floors and bamboo flooring options will give you the natural beauty of hardwood flooring in your home without having you feel that your choice in hardwood flooring is having a detrimental effect on our environment. Bamboo Floors and Bamboo Flooring is one of the hardest, natural materials available for hardwood flooring and is an excellent alternative to tree wood because bamboo can grow wood faster than any tree. Because bamboo is a rapid growing grass and not wood, it can be harvested every 5-7 years, unlike 15-100 years for many tree wood. This makes bamboo a very environmentally friendly product for flooring.

  •     Eco Timber
  •     Plyboo
  •     Neopolitan Plyboo
  •     PlybooSquared
  •     PlybooStrand
  •     Sideways
  •     Bamboo Fusion
  •     Click
  •     Tongue and Groove

Coconut Palm Flooring

Durapalm Flooring by Smith Fong is made from 100% plantation-grown coconut palms past their fruit bearing years. Ranging in color from dark to medium-red mahogany, these durable and uniquely beautiful products are available in tongue-and-groove planks. Durapalm flooring is made from multiple layers of palm, creating both a stable and durable flooring product of great beauty. These planks come in lengths from two to six feet and are available unfinished or pre-finished. Durapalm flooring is always urea formaldehyde-free.

Cork Flooring

Cork is the bark of the Cork Oak tree. The trees, grown in the Mediterranean Region, have a life span ranging from 150-250 years. After the first 25 years of growth, the tree is stripped of its bark for the first time, using traditional hand labor methods. This process is repeated every nine years henceforth, at no time affecting the health of the tree. During each harvest, no more than 50% of the bark is removed, allowing the tree to protect itself using its natural defenses. Chemical pesticides and fertilizers are not typically used in the cork forest.

  •     We Cork
  •     Floating Floors- Avant Garde
  •     Floor Tiles Planks
  •     Expanco Traditional Cork Flooring
  •     Contemporary Tile
  •     Specialty Tile
  •     The Artistico Collection
  •     Traditional Tile
  •     Vallarex

Recycled Rubber Flooring

XCR4 – Cork/Rubber flooring is made from a unique blend of recycled cork and rubber. It combines the benefits of these two components creating a colorful, water resistant, hardwearing floor. Benefits of XCR4 include resilience, comfort, sound reducing qualities and slip-resistance. It is available in a color palate that includes earthy neutrals, jewel tones and brights, which meet the needs of both commercial and residential installations.

  •     Expanko- XCR4 -Cork / Rubber
  •     Expanco- Reztec
  •     Reztec Chunks Color Line
  •     Reztec Colors Collection

Concrete Flooring

Concrete can be applied in almost any setting whether is be modern, minimalistic, contemporary, classical, rustic, elegant, tropical, ranch, country, etc. thus defining it utterly limitless. It can be smooth, textured, patterned, seamless, stained, painted, flat, glossy, or our personal favorite all natural. It is simple to maintain, reasonably inexpensive, hypo-allergenic, easy to change, and custom designed to fit your needs.

At Eco Simplista we offer multiple concrete services all which are taken to a level of sustainability over and beyond the boundaries. All concrete used is custom engineered 100% post industrial recycled white pozzolanic mineral additive that is combined with a proprietary non-hazardous polymer. All concrete coloring is either a 100% non toxic modified polymer water-based stain or natural mineral patina solution. The only sealer applied is a ZERO VOC acrylic formula which resists stains and scratches and contains no harmful chemicals or odors.

  •     Concrete Polishing
  •     Concrete Staining
  •     Concrete Sealing
  •     Concrete Restoration
  •     Concrete Overlayment Systems
  •     Concrete Aggregate Overlays
  •     Concrete Cutting and Patterns
  •     Custom Concrete Tile Fabrication
  •     Concrete Driveways
  •     Concrete Pool Decks

Eco Simplista offers the best environmentally friendly paints, green non-toxic countertops, eco flooring, decorative concrete and wide range of green products cleaning supplies designed to protect your home from harmful toxic pollutants.
Visit us at our new location in Ft Lauderdale, FL

Eco Simplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
619 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304
Phone: 954-565-5900
http://www.ecosimplista.com

Miami Divorce Lawyer – Andrew Boros, Esq

AndrewBoros Miami Divorce Lawyer   Andrew Boros, EsqFiling for a divorce can be a stressful and traumatic experience. I view it as a sensitive matter that can be handled confidentially and requires a full understanding of the situation with your objective expectations.

We will work together so you will be able to develop reasonable goals and a strategy calculated to succeed in obtaining the best possible resolution of your divorce or related matters.

Before filing for a divorce in Florida two requirements have to be met.

  • Since Florida is a no-fault divorce state, the only ground needed to obtain a divorce is that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” It can’t be fixed or put back together.
  • Further, one of the parties to the marriage must have resided in the State of Florida for six months before filing the petition for dissolution of marriage.

I am focused on helping my clients resolve divorce disputes through mediation. The advantages of mediation include:

  • It is voluntary and non-binding
  • The parties control the scheduling and can expedite resolutions, if desired
  • The process may be less stressful than a trial or other court hearing;
  • Mediation is generally more cost-effective than contested litigation

If matters cannot be resolved through mediation, I have the knowledge and expertise and supporting staff to litigate all matters before the trial judge.

You may contact me for a confidential conversation about your situation and how I can help you.

Andrew H. Boros, Esq.Attorney at Law
2333 Brickell Avenue, Suite A-1, Miami, Florida 33129
http://www.andrewboros.com/SouthFloridaDivorceLawyer.html
Phone: (305) 854-8689

Medical Qigong for the Heart

3TreasuresHealing header Medical Qigong for the Heart Part I – By Lisa VanOstrand, DMQ

Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of a 3 part series that will focus on how medical qi gong can benefit the physical, mental-emotional and spiritual aspects of the heart.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Coronary heart disease, in just the United States alone, costs close to 109 billion dollars a year.

The earliest qi gong came from the Chinese observing the movement of animals. By imitating the movement of a bird flapping its wings, we can bring enormous health benefits to the heart. All Medical qi gong has three aspects: posture, breath and intentionality.

Click on the link below for the complete article:
Medical Qigong for the Heart: Part I

Contact Lisa to learn more about Medical Qigong:

Lisa VanOstrand, DMQ – Medical Qigong and Qigong Energy Healing
(786) 512-7096
http://www.3treasureshealing.com/

Paul Krugman denounces “inversion,” corporate America’s latest “outrageous” scheme

The New York Times columnist slams “inversion,” the latest trick corporations use to cheat the system – by Elias Isquith

Read the complete story:
http://www.salon.com/2014/07/28/paul_krugman_denounces_inversion_corporate_americas_latest_outrageous_scheme/

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Developing Web Marketing Strategies

Smitty's HoldingsDeveloping Website Marketing strategies are the foundation of getting your web site found and displayed to as many potential customers as possible. The success of being found is based on what you use to describe your services or products on your web site.

Web site marketing can be created & accomplished by any of the following:

The Internet can supply hundreds to thousands of visitors per day, 7 days per week. It works while you sleep. Marketing your website helps drive new customers and sales to your online business. The marketing takes many forms and it is the combination of these forms that will deliver the results you seek. The hardest thing to realize is where people are looking to find your product or service.

The first thing you need to do is analyze your website. Does your website accurately describe your business?

With those questions answered – Now consider:

  1. When was the last time you updated your website?
  2. Do you actively add new content on a regular basis?  Do you have any new updates for your web site?
  3. Do you want to change the look of your web site – giving it fresh new look?
  4. Did you add a new product or service in the past 3 months?
  5. Did you eliminate any products or services in the past 3 months?
  6. Did anything news worthy occur to your company that you would like everyone to know?
  7. Did you write an article or paper about a something you feel would help your company?
  8. Have you been recognized for outstanding work or activity?
  9. Do you want to increase your traffic? Convert the increase into sales inquiries, new leads or products sold ?

How many people are visiting your site daily? Is it 10, 50, 200, 500, 1000 or more visitors per day?  Is it worth adding that new information? You bet it does! This is marketing that never stops!

I would bet you want to offer your visitors the latest news about your company, prices, products and services. Your web site is one of your most precious marketing tools. It works when you are not.

Adding new content to your web site on a regular basis (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) is the single most effective way to keep your web site fresh, the search engines happy and people coming back.

Don’t let your web site collect dust. It is the single most important marketing tool you possess and it’s working when you are not!

  • Web site marketing is about telling your story and keeping your story up to date to attract customers.
  • Writing well thought out content – content is the first crucial hurdle.
  • Add web pages about new or existing products and services.
  • Are your web pages HTML compliant for the search engine spiders? Poorly written code will prevent the search engines from finding the content of your web pages.
  • Have clients write product or service reviews – this helps you correct problems or it allows the clients to boast about their experience with your company
  • Start a blog and talk about your business by adding industry news, successful sales, testimonials, or discuss hot topics .
  • Setup Social Media pages
  • If the web site is new, start a pay per click campaign to jump start the traffic and measure the ROI so you don’t get yourself into debt over your marketing efforts.
  • Collect e-mails from your customers and start a newsletter or send out a monthly correspondence. E-mail campaigns can be very successful in keeping your brand and identity in front of your clients. This also helps your clients remember to refer your company to others
  • Review your log files to see what you are being found for and where you are getting your traffic from.

Web site marketing can be very successful, it all depends on your effort. We are experts in making your website stand out and marketing your Internet business products or services. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Smitty’s Holdings, Inc.
Phone: (954) 423-2785
http://www.smittysholdings.com

Smitty's Holdings - for Developing Website Marketing strategies and getting your web site found in the search engines

Rickey’s Sports Bar & Grill – Pembroke Pines

Rickys food Rickeys Sports Bar  Grill   Pembroke PinesKnown for our great food and affordable prices, you will want to add Rickey’s Sports Bar Grill in Pembroke Pines to your regular list of eateries.

Rickey’s Sports Bar Grill is located on Pines Boulevard just west of University Drive on the north side of the street in the Shopping Center

New Menu – Dine in or Take Out

  • Appetizers
  • Soups Salads
  • Wings
  • Quesadillas – Tacos
  • Rice Bowls
  • Chicken Sandwiches
  • Rickey’s 1/2 lb Hamburgers Hot Dogs
  • Cold Sandwiches Platters
  • Hot Sandwiches Platters
  • Rickey’s Famous Club Sandwiches
  • Steaks Pasta
  • Incredible Sides

Rickey’s Sports Bar Grill
8389 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
(954) 744-4697

Hours:

  • Monday- Friday – 6:00pm – 4:00am
  • Saturday – 4:00pm – 4:00am
  • Sunday – 4:00pm – 4:00am

Serving all the South Florida communities of Broward County:
Cooper City – Davie – Fort Lauderdale – Hallandale – Hollywood – Lauderdale Lakes – Miramar – Pembroke Park – Pembroke Pines – Plantation – Southwest Ranches – Sunrise – Weston