Product Safety Groups and Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business Launch Product Safety Certification Program

Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

New certification program will begin on campus at Saint Louis University January 16, 2017. Registration takes place August 1 – October 30, 2017

ST. LOUIS , MISSOURI, USA, February 20, 2018 / — A program focused on advancing the safety of consumer products by furthering the skills, vision, and education of individuals in the consumer product safety field has been announced by three organizations that have collaborated to create this first-of-its-type, professional certification program. The program is directed towards product safety professionals with experience in the field who will complete a special university-based program and examination to demonstrate through an examination their understanding of the core principles of an advanced, proactive, effective product safety system.

The Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP), a membership organization that promotes professional development in the product safety area, helped develop the framework for the program and will provide the designation “Certified Consumer Product Safety Professional” to those completing the university course requirements and examination.

Consumer Product Safety Certification Services (CPSCS), an independent affiliate of SPSP, developed the safety-focused values and standards that the program reflects, as well as the core knowledge requirements for building and maintaining a complete product safety system within a company or organization. Successful candidates must demonstrate they have this knowledge and understanding through a university-administered examination and case study process.

The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University has integrated the overall requirements into a 3-month hybrid program consisting of two workshops on campus and up to ten webinars provided during the program that address core areas of a product safety system. Along with the examination, the program culminates with a product safety case study developed by candidates and defended before a panel of university and product safety experts.

Knowledge areas covered in the university program include: 1) the development and promotion of a culture that emphasizes product safety as a highly visible and important organizational value within a company; 2) assessment of product risks to consumers, including the role of standards; 3) regulatory compliance with a focus on the United States approach to regulations at the local, state, and federal levels; 4) product incident tracking and investigations that address legal and proactive safety considerations; and 5) product recall and withdrawal.

The program will have a 3-month registration period from August 1 – October 31, 2018 and begin its first certification course January 16, 2019 on campus at the Richard A. Chaifetz Cook School of Business on the campus of Saint Louis University.

To be eligible for the program and examination, individuals should have 10 or more years of relevant product safety work experience, or 7 or more years of relevant product safety work experience coupled with a university bachelor degree in a related field, or such other criteria as might be deemed adequate by CPSCS.

The formal program will be delivered at the Emerson Leadership Institute within the Richard A. Chaitetz School of Business, in cooperation with ADK Information Services. More information on the program is available at the Emerson Leadership Institute, 314-977-3836, email:,

The announcement took place at the 25th annual symposium of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.

Donald Kornblet
ADK Information Services, LLC
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Fintech Authority Sally Eaves Joins Advisory Board of the World’s First Blockchain-Based Streaming Platform Play2Live

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2018 / — Play2Live (P2L), the first decentralised streaming platform for gamers and esports fans, has announced the joining of Sally Eaves, the highly experienced Chief Technology Officer, Practicing Professor of FinTech and member of the Forbes Technology Council to its advisory board.

Sally combines a depth of experience as a CTO, Practicing Professor of FinTech, Founder and Global Strategic Advisor, specializing in the application of disruptive technologies for both business and societal benefit. She has a superb track record in advising blockchain enterprises and ICO campaigns. Sally is an award-winning thought leader in innovation, digital transformation and emergent technology, notably blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.

“An international author, keynote speaker and mentor on FinTech and disruptive technologies, Sally Eaves is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 thought leaders for blockchain and social media influencers worldwide. Joining P2L team as an advisor, she clearly emphasizes the enormous potential of blockchain technology in streaming industry. In addition to our last announcement about organizing the world’s first esports tournament with crypto prize pool Play2Live CryptoMasters by the end of February in Minsk, Belarus, there is a clear view of project's progress in terms of technological development”, comments Alexey Burdyko, CEO and Founder at Play2Live.

The core function of P2L platform is a streaming service, featuring video broadcast of gaming and esports content. Blockchain technology allows P2L to introduce a unique mixture of interactive features and monetizing tools, currently unavailable on existing streaming platforms. The solution changes the rules of the game in the industry, giving monetization opportunities to all participants, including viewers. Essentially, everybody can be part of the peer-to-peer interaction, and everybody  —  even the viewer  —  is able to earn money. Play2Live uses a token called Level Up Coin (LUC) which acts as a sole internal currency within the system. It can be easily converted to other cryptocurrencies or to fiat money through a gateway/API.

“Blockchain technology has transformative capabilities and application benefits across multiple industry sectors. We are already witnessing how blockchain can change the way people engage, consume and spend. The worldwide economy is becoming decentralized, with payments more secure and transparent, and consumers can take a more active role in platform, product and service developments — and be fairly rewarded for their contributions. This is why I see blockchain as a 'natural and exciting' fit in the streaming industry, which has been highly underexplored until the launch of Play2Live”, comments Sally Eaves.
Play2live will have 15 sources of revenue, which is three times more compared to the streaming industry leaders. Streamers will be able to monetize their content in 11 ways versus 4-5 available on existing platforms. They can earn from the first stream, regardless of their audience size, as well as boost their audience via interactive tasks during the streams, betting service, enhanced chat communication and other engaging activities! Viewers will have 5 monetization tools – compared to zero elsewhere in streaming industry. They can earn by watching adverts , performing tasks set by streamers, voting for content, sharing their internet bandwidth via peer-to-peer CDN, and via betting and gambling services.

The public pre-sale for the LUC token started on January 26th and lasted until February 6th. During pre-sale Play2Live secured more than $18 mln. The main token sale event begins on February 21st and ends on March 14th. For more information, visit the site or follow Play2Live in various cryptocurrency-oriented media sources.

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Howard Wool achieves success in Baiting Hollow

Howard Wool recommends Baiting Hollow for life and work

Howard Wool recommends Baiting Hollow for life and work

Howard Wool Enjoying Life in Baiting Hollow

Howard Wool Enjoying Life in Baiting Hollow

Howard Wool heads Baiting Hollow based Environmental Safety Inc

Howard Wool heads Baiting Hollow based Environmental Safety Inc

Baiting Hollow is a fantastic place to combine work and living. The serenity and connection witht he outdoors keeps me young and vibrant and the proximity to NYC keeps us successful.”

— Howard Wool

BAITING HOLLOW, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2018 / — Howard Wool achieves success in Baiting Hollow
Howard Wool lives in the small hamlet of Baiting Hollow. He runs his very successful business, Environmental Safety Incorporated, from an office above the garage of his home. The business sells high-quality industrial chemicals, including cleaning chemicals, floor finishes, and solvents.
Most people would wonder how he could possibly be running a highly profitable business from a little hamlet on Long Island. In fact, it took a few twists in the road and the learning of some valuable lessons before he was able to start consistently achieving seven-figure sales.
The route to success
Howard was an undergraduate in biology at Hofstra University and always loved chemistry. He taught chemistry, physics, and math for a number of years at various schools. This early passion for chemistry has resulted in him becoming a business innovator in the industrial chemical sector.
It was on a leave of absence from teaching in 1980 that he started his first business, Shari Chemical Corp. This business was successful for several years and continued to expand. He soon had 18 salespeople and operated from prime corporate office space. The business was started in an optimistic business climate, and when this changed, the business suffered. The overheads were simply too high, and the business was forced to close its doors.
When Howard Wool started Environmental Safety Incorporated from his home in Baiting Hollow, he knew the importance of keeping overheads to a minimum and running a lean business. He had also realized the importance of a hands-on approach to business – with his first company, and others were responsible for the growth.
The business rewards
Now Howard is able to work comfortably from his home office, maintaining direct contact with his suppliers and clients. He enjoys chatting with them and getting their feedback. He believes in outsourcing the non-strategic aspects of the business so he can spend his time most effectively on what matters.
One area in which he thrives is tackling problems for his clients where larger companies have failed to provide an answer. The larger companies rarely have someone with Howard’s qualifications and level of experience that can spend the time necessary to do the research and solve the problem.

The personal rewards
Howard has managed to achieve an enviable balance between work and leisure. By eliminating unnecessary activity, he now has the time to enjoy his life in Baiting Hollow and spend time with his family. He is a father of three children and grandfather of five.
One of the rewards for his years of hard work is that he was able to buy his dream car, a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. He says this car is “art you can drive.” He loves the incredible V10 engine, the communicative steering, and its potent brakes. The car turns heads wherever it goes, and Howard is frequently seen in and around Baiting Hollow, often with one of his grandchildren in the other seat.
In his leisure time, he also enjoys playing his keyboard and keeps his grandchildren entertained by pounding out some of his favorite rock songs. He loves The Beatles and any other rock music from the 60s and 70s.
Howard also believes it’s important to be active and physically fit. He hits the gym regularly every morning at 4am.
It is evident that Howard Wool is not only a successful business owner but a happy man. He has learned some tough lessons along the way, but he is now reaping the rewards. He is living a life many would envy in the hamlet of Baiting Hollow.

Howard Wool
Environmental Safety Inc.
1070 Middle Country Road, Suite 7-107
Selden, NY 11784
Local: 631.732.0834 Toll-Free: 800.631.1451

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Environmental Safety Inc
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Kiss Electric Has Been Awarded a 3.4-MW Commercial Solar Job In Sparta, NJ

Fischer Solar Farm

LEVITTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2018 / — Licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, Kiss Electric has been performing wide range of electrical jobs for more than 17 years. Most recently, they were awarded a 3.4 MW project in Sparta, N.J. Job specifications require:

* 9,934,360-W ground-mounted SunPower modules
* Schletter racking system
* Two Power Electronic inverters are key components to the system.

DC power from the modules is converted to AC power at the inverter. AC power is then delivered on site to 35,000 volt transformers.

"We are excited about the company's growth in the solar energy field," said Joe Kiss, owner of Kiss Electric. "As a certified NABCEP PV installer, Kiss Electric's Solar by Kiss division has installed thousands of solar systems for residential and commercial customers. We are passionate about solar PV as we believe that it's the future of meeting our energy needs."

Kiss Electric has been taking on more and more solar work, large and small, such as the 2.5-MW Fischer Solar Farm in Flemington, NJ. Kiss Electric installed 65 Huawei inverters and 7,800 Trina 320-W solar panels on that project.

Joe Kiss
Kiss Electric LLC
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Scourby Domain Older than Google Domain

heology Degrees ranks Scourby Bible App number 1 and said “The value of the app is worth more than the device cost”

Theology Degrees ranked the Scourby You Bible App number 1 and said “The value of the app is worth more than the device cost”

The Ultimate Bible Appimate

You Bible App ranked #1 by Theology Degrees. it truly is the Ultimate Bible App and the newest way to access the Oldest Book.

Gutenberg Bible, The Gutenberg Bible had a profound effect on the history of the printed book. Textually, it also had an influence on future editions of the Bible. It provided the model for several later editions, including the Great Bible and  King James Bible

The Gutenberg Bible was created in 1450 had a profound effect on the history of the printed book. Textually, it also had an influence on future editions of the Bible. It provided the model for several later editions, including the Great Bible and King James Bible was created on August 8, 1997. was created on September 9, 1997.

For those who take advantage of this app, you’re likely to find that the value of the app is worth more than the device cost. It’s truly priceless.”

— Theology Degrees

TAMPA, FL, USA, February 20, 2018 / — Below are the dates that and were created. URL Creation
Created Date: 1997-08-08
Registrar Expiration Date: 2025-08-07 URL Creation
Created Date: 1997-09-15
Registrar Expiration Date: 2020-09-14

So there is the proof in black and white, that the domain is older than domain. If you don't believe it, check it out for yourself on yourself. Also notice that the expiration date for is 2025 and 2020 for Supposedly web crawlers give better scores to websites that have a longer expiration date. URL domain is older and has a longer domain authority that, and five years longer URL expiration date.

When you think about it, the King James Bible has been around since 1611, over 400 years. Since that time it has been a best seller year in and year out. The KJV Bible is the longest running successful product in the World.  Another first for Scourby Bible was in the latter part of 1979’s, they were the first to commercialize the King James Version of the Bible, via TV direct response commercials. The New Testament on 12 cassette tapes was sold on CBN, CNN and hundreds of other TV station throughout the country. Since that time the Alexander Scourby narration of the Bible has been the number 1 best seller bar none, and Alexander has been regarded as the Voice of the Bible and the very best Bible narrator in the World.

The Alexander Scourby was the first one ever to narrate the Bible in the early 1950's and the one he chose to narrate was the King James Bible. Since that time hundreds of others have narrated the Bible, but the Alexander Scourby narration of the Bible is still the best in the World and the Gold standard by which all others are judged. Over the years, the Scourby Bible has been on the cutting edge, and consistently used new technology to keep God's Word current with the new technologies. The company was the first to manufacture and market a Audio CD Bible, the first to have a digital download audio Bible in 2003 and the first to have a Bible App for the iPhone in 2007. The iPhone was first released on June 29, 2007 and in July of 2008, they were the first to have a Bible App for the iPhone.

The Scourby Bible app for iPhone was an immediately hit and thousands of users downloaded the very first iPhone Bible App to their iPhones. That iPhone Bible app was a very basic App that included the Voice of Alexander Scourby, who the Chicago Tribune said, “had the greatest voice ever recorded”, as well as the text of the King James Bible. At that time, the user had to manually scroll the text to keep up with the narrated Bible Audio. However, today the audio and text are synced together and it auto scrolls with the action verse being read highlighted in yellow.

That was the first time since 1611 that Bible readers could access the Bible differently than Bible readers did in 1611. This was the very first time Bible users could both hear and read the Bible at same time with a small hand held device. That type of sensory input was called a bi-modal experience, since users where using two different sensory inputs in the brain, the one for reading and the other for hearing. "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God". (Roman 10-17)

Studies have shown that when people can read and hear at the same time, understanding, comprehension and retention is greatly increased. The introduction of the Bible App on iPhone, was the biggest technology leap since the invention of the Gutenberg press in 1450. The first book printed was the Latin Bible and later the Gutenberg press was used to print King James Bible in English.

The Chicago Tribune wrote that Alexander Scourby has the greatest voice ever recorded. Recently, Theology Degrees rated the Scourby You Bible App as number 1 Bible app out of 25 top Bible Apps on the market. In case you missed that article just click on the following link and read the entire article for yourself. Theology Degrees ranked Scourby Bible App #1 out of 25 Best Bible Apps

Go to SCOURBY.COM and listen to Alexander Scourby narrate selected Bible verses. See if you agree with the Chicago Tribune and Theology Degrees. If you agree, then do what millions of others have done, get the greatest book ever written, narrated by the greatest voice ever recorded; and start experiencing the Bible in a whole new way. The Scourby You Bible App is the Ultimate Bible App and is the newest, and best way, to access the Oldest Book.

Rob Reece
Litchfield associates
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The Story of the King James Bible, a 28 minute that will give you a new appreciation for the King James Bible

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Blockchain for Finance Conference Returns to Singapore

MAS, J.P. Morgan, HSBC, R3, Digital Asset, OCBC Bank, AIA Group, Yes Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Ripple, Manulife, IBM & ConsenSys discuss blockchain use cases

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, February 21, 2018 / — FinTech Network are excited to announce that the Blockchain for Finance Conference, Asia Pacific will be returning to Singapore on June 20-21 with the most innovative organisations sharing DLT developments from across APAC including:

• Singapore: MAS will share their vision for DLT with an update on the campaigns that are at the forefront of blockchain innovation
• Hong Kong: HSBC and CryptoBLK will look at how blockchain technology can create value for customers through trade finance applications
• Australia: Digital Asset will discuss the opportunities and risks of private blockchain deployment in post-trade
• India: Join panel sessions with Yes Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank that outline opportunities within payments and trade finance
• Japan: Review JPX’s projects around KYC/AML and the post trade processing of listed securities
• Thailand: Krungsri will examine where blockchain technology sits amongst the overall fintech movement

Additional speakers from J.P. Morgan, R3, Ripple, Stellar Manulife Asia, AIA, IBM and Consensys will also be sharing their insights at the regions premier blockchain conference – review the conference brochure now to see the full line-up:

Dean Murphy
FinTech Network
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John Piccinini Debunks Five Popular Myths About Recruiting New Employees

John Piccinini

John Piccinini

John Piccinini

John Piccinini

John Piccinini is no stranger to debunking myths about the hiring and firing process.

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2018 / — ​​The Fort Lauderdale-based recruitment specialist John Piccinini is always keen to educate employers on the successful recruitment of new staff. Here, he addresses five common misconceptions about the hiring process.

5. Everyone is desperately searching for work

"This is marginally more true of the service industry, or in retail, for example," says Piccinini. "But regarding more tech-focused or senior positions, the top tier talent is always in demand."

"Don't expect everyone to jump at your offer," he adds. "Not everyone is desperate to fill your role, and to get the cream of the crop you need to be persuasive and offer the right perks to the right people."

4. Hiring internally isn't adequate

"This is another misconception," laments John Piccinini.

Statistics show that, on average, hiring internally—promoting existing employees to new, more senior positions—is not only cheaper but more effective than hiring externally.

"What's more," continues Piccinini, "staff hired internally are typically much less likely to quit or need firing from their new role, in my experience."

3. Widen your net as far as possible

"It's a common misconception that hiring multiple agencies or advertising to all and sundry will yield the best results," says Piccinini.

"This simply isn't the case," he adds. "Advertise only in key places, or use one recruitment agency or specialist, and focus your search on the right people for the job."

He continues, "Casting the net too wide won't find you the best talent. You need to be specific."

2. Only look for new staff when you absolutely need them

"The biggest, brightest and most successful companies in the US never stop searching for new talent," states Piccinini.

Indeed, by constantly being on the lookout for new talent as it emerges, companies never risk losing a potentially great employee to a competitor.

"All but the smallest businesses and companies should always keep their eyes open for potential new hires, even when there aren't necessarily roles to fill," adds Piccinini.

1. All you need to do is advertise job roles

"This simply isn't true," says John Piccinini.

Research by LinkedIn reveals that up to 85 percent of people are dissatisfied with their current job.

On average, however, only 25 percent are actively seeking new employment.

"You need to be proactive," Piccinini points out. "You need to actively look for talent. Simply posting job openings isn't sufficient if the right people for the roles aren't looking at your postings."

He continues, "You need to reach out to the right people, tell them you have a job available, and persuade them to join your team."

With these five myths debunked, Piccinini believes that hiring new recruits should be as simple and straightforward as possible.

"With these points in mind, any business should be able to find and successfully recruit the best possible staff," he says.

"If in doubt, however," John Piccinini goes on to conclude, "hire a recruitment specialist to guide you through the process. That would be my advice."

To learn more about John Piccinini, visit his Linkedin account here.

Eric Ash
Web Presence, LLC
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WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, February 20, 2018 / — Andrew W.K. has been named Person of the Year by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), honoring his life-affirming music and work, which promotes celebrating all life has to offer. AAS will present the 2018 inaugural Person of the Year Award at the 51st AAS Annual Conference, the largest gathering of suicide prevention professionals, students, attempt and loss survivors, and clinicians in the United States, taking place in Washington, D.C. April 18 – 21, 2018.

The inaugural Person of the Year Award will be presented to Andrew W.K. due to his consistent and powerful use of positivity to improve the lives of those who hear his music. “Andrew’s message resonates with the field of suicide prevention in that he encourages people to use their capabilities to create a life worth living,” said Julie Cerel, PhD, President of AAS.

The purpose of the AAS Person of the Year Award is to recognize large-scale impact as it relates to the suicide prevention and mental health community.

"Words cannot adequately convey my astonishment at having been selected for this unique recognition. I'm grateful to the American Association of Suicidology for the incredibly valuable work they've done for so long, and continue to do now, when it's needed more than ever,” said Andrew W.K.

“My story is a familiar one: from a young age, I felt consistently uneasy in the world, and thus began an ongoing search for something to quell the sense of wrongness inside of me. I was lucky enough to discover a life's work which not only transmuted my darker tendencies into something brighter and more deserving of my energy, but also allowed me to amplify and share that quest with others. In my mission to find joyful meaning in life, I never imagined my rock and roll destiny would become a source of inspiration for those who also dwelled in the shadows. To reach into the abyss and somehow make contact with the unknown is both terrifying and miraculous, but even more terrifying and miraculous, is to reach into yourself and somehow make contact with your fellow man. It's in this quintessential form of contact – this primal physical and emotional connection – that the Truth about life must surely be found. This is our challenge – to see if we can find the other person inside of us, and us in them, and to let this process of enlightened discovery open our hearts, and purify our minds."

"I'd like to humbly accept this award on behalf of all the people who work everyday at forging this sacred human bond. I'd like to accept this award on behalf of music itself, and on behalf of the mysterious life-force feeling I simply call 'partying.' I'd like to accept this award on behalf of every person who has struggled and overcome, and struggled and fallen – for I have been both. I'd also like to accept this honor on behalf of every person who's lost someone – or lost themselves – to seemingly insurmountable darkness. In a world of confusion, distress, and extraordinary challenges, there are few efforts more worthwhile than devoting oneself to the raising of the collective human spirit. If any of our work can contribute to this vast emergency – this crisis of joy – then may the Party Gods grant us ever more strength, so we may all help make the world a partier place."

“Andrew W.K. has brought so much hope and joy to so many people through the power of his music, lectures, and writings” said Colleen Creighton, Executive Director of AAS. “He has empowered individuals to find a positive path forward. Therefore, we are pleased to name him our inaugural Person of the Year for the incredible impact he has had in transforming lives throughout the world.”

Additional awardees at the conference will include lawmakers, researchers, academicians, suicide attempt and loss survivors, and mental health advocates.

For the media: We urge members of the media to share suicide prevention resources in all of their reports. Responsible reporting on suicide and the inclusion of stories of hope and resilience can prevent suicides. You can find more information on safe messaging around suicide here.


About AAS: Founded in 1968, AAS promotes suicide as a research discipline, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention. You can learn more about AAS at

Colleen Creighton
American Association of Suicidology
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California’s Long-Forgotten Historical Treasures

Santa Ana, CA 1894 map engravings

Closeup Santa Ana 1894 engravings

Newport Beach made from Santa Ana 1894 engravings

Beautifully Engraved Federally-Issued Copper Cartography Plates of California Date To 19th Century

I am not trying to make money at this, I will be happy to break even, my goal is simply to connect these artifacts with those who will appreciate them, ”

— Ben Benson

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, February 20, 2018 / — From civilization’s inception, mankind has sought to preserve its most important records via durable engraving. In Exodus, Moses descended Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments engraved onto stone. NASA sent the Spacecraft Voyager on its deep space mission with greetings engraved on a solid gold disc. California has its own rich history similarly preserved, recorded on immense, forgotten copper sheets archived in government warehouses.

In 1879, the US Congress passed a law that established a division under the Department of the Interior to create area maps — “snapshots in time”. Completing the map for each geographical area, referred to as a Quad, was an herculean task that involved extensive field surveys, mapping, and finally, careful etching onto copper plates in a reverse intaglio method. The result: stunning master plates capable of reproducing the area maps via the most advanced technology of the period.
California, with its unique settlements and territories were a major focus of this project. Each Quad was titled to commemorate a then-prominent feature or place. Some titles are familiar today while others are novel.

In 2015 with little fanfare, the US Government decided to dispose of these historic treasures. Some plate sets went to governmental agencies or museums, while the remainder of the collection went for sale at auction; this is where Ben Benson comes in. Benson believes that when people learn of these unique, historical artifacts, they will find them important, meaningful as well as beautiful. The California Copper Map Plate collection can be viewed online at: Examples of some of the plates featured are Capistrano, Golita, Santa Ana, Sacramento, Riverside and other less populous locations such as Boneyard Canyon, Camp Baldy or Esperanza.

Benson originally planned to bid only on the plates for New England where he was raised and he was not surprised when the Nantucket Island set sold for $17,000 and Martha’s Vineyard went for $7,000 stating that “People in New England clearly treasure their history”. He was, however, bewildered when only a few bidders logged on to bid for their State’s historical plates. Benson asks “Can it be that people in California have less interest, or is it simply that no one knew of the obscure government auction and that the part of their amazing history could be theirs?”

If there was no interest on the part of the public, there was a high likelihood that the copper plates would be desired for their scrap – copper value and forever lost, Benson could not let that happen; he bid for each and every set that wasn’t well-bid auction. Since then he has created a grassroots, get the word out campaign for California’s plate collection.

In total, Benson acquired 83 California sets that can be seen online at: . In the first listing, for example, you will see “Santa Ana-1894” that covers the coastal areas around contemporary Newport Beach. If you look closely at the zoom photo of the paper map, you see a fledgling Newport Beach with a single railroad track and a few buildings along the shoreline.

The Quad names of the 83 California engraving sets (usually 2 or 3 plates per set) are: Acton, Adobe, Alder Creek, Banner Hill, Beartrap Canyon, Bell, Bidwell Bar, Black Butte, Boneyard Canyon, Bouquet Reservoir, Buena Vista Lake, Byron, Camp Baldy, Camp Bonita, Camp Rincon, Capistrano, Casa Desierte, Chico, Cima Mesa, Claremont, Coalinga, Covina, Davisville, Del Sur, Downieville, Dry Canyon, El Rico Ranch, Elsinore, Esperanza School, Fairmont, Goleta, Gorman, Grass Valley, Halls Flat, Harrington, Hi Vista, Hollister, Hueneme, Humphreys, Joshua, Kaiser, Kernville, La Cresenta, La Verne, Lang, Little Buttes, Little Rock, Little Tujunga, Llano, Manzana, Metz, Mokelumne, Mouth of Cantua Creek, Mt. Gleason, Mt. Lowe, Mt. Wilson, Oban, Ortigalita, Palmdale, Pearland, Piedras Blancas, Pozo, Quail, Randsburg, Ravenna, Red Mountain, Redrock Mountain, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Juan Bautista, Santa Ana, Santa Susana, Sierraville, Swarthout, Sylmar, Tierra Loma School, Trail Canyon, Triunfo Pass, Tujunga, Valyermo, Waterman Mountain, White Mountain, and Wilsona.

Benson believes Californians will indeed want to preserve these historical treasures. “I am not trying to make money at this, I will be happy to break even, my goal is simply to connect these artifacts with those who will appreciate them, ” Benson states.

The auction ends on March 14, 2018, with a minimum bid of $200 per set. For more information, see the website at: or email us at:

Finally, Mr. Benson kindly requests that those who possess local knowledge about the California locations and history that you please share your expertise so that we may enlighten others. Call Amy Novitzke, at: (302) 401-6639.

Amy Novitzke
Ben Benson Collection LLC
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Flying Car Infrastructure Has Already Seen Initial Development In 23 Cities Covering 13 Countries

The community of entrepreneurs and early supporters of the blockchain project have begun to set up an infrastructure for flying car

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, February 20, 2018 / — The community of entrepreneurs and early supporters of the blockchain project have begun to set up an infrastructure for flying cars in cities of the US (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh), France (Paris), Ukraine (Kiev, Dnepr, Znamenovka), Belarus (Minsk, Vitebsk), Russia (Moscow, Tarusa), India (Srikakulam, Surat), as well as in capitals and big cities of Australia, Japan, Nigeria, Kenya, Panama, Spain, Mexico, Indonesia, and mountains of Nepal.

In these cities, the McFly community is introducing a technological package for the implementation of the air taxi infrastructure developed by the consortium. Community ambassadors of McFly have been as crucial in this effort as the McFly team itself. Missions assigned to leaders of local chapters (similar to local offices) include blogging, organizing webinars, and coordinating meetups, all with the the goal of expanding the community and promoting McFly’s innovation.

"People in large cities are tired of the traffic, they will be happy to have affordable private flights. We have developed a three-phase program to create an infrastructure for flying cars,” the Lead Community Manager, Nik Bezhko explains. “At each stage, a local community member carries out assignments and receives McFly tokens as a management fee. We are very pleased that the number of people joining our project from different countries is expanding. We’re building a decentralized community. Together, we’ll create an accessible flight technology for the urban population.”

Flying taxis are closer than you think. Today, it is no longer a matter of producing them, but more of a focus on setting up an infrastructure for the efficient use of flying taxis: selecting landing sites, equipping charging points, organizing maintenance services, and developing blockchain solutions for flight requests on demand.

For those wishing to be a part of the next disruption in travel, there is a promising path. Become a leader of a local chapter, engage in business development, or serve as a technical expert. Propose your solutions for blockchain technologies and mobile applications. One of the critical tasks for each chapter will be finding suitable roofs for flying car parking. Uber, which announced the launch of its flying taxi project in April of 2017, is rumored to be buying roofs in large cities. However, Uber does not plan to develop their own flying machines, but desires to focus efforts towards building an internet platform for the flying machines usage in a similar way to the automotive market. On the contrary, members of the McFly community will obtain technologies developed by the consortium, which you will be able to use in your city — flying cars, equipment for charging points, and other “hardware”, as well as software (blockchain, smart contracts, and applications are some of examples).

The consortium includes nine technology companies: and Hepard (flying cars manufacturers) (blockchain protocol developer), Farad.Energy (batteries and charging points manufacturer), (urban public transport systems integrations design) Emercoin (digital currency and blockchain platform), TFT (pilot training simulators developer), Drone Employee (smart contracts for air taxi system), and Afrus (interiors for flying machines).

In order to open up a chapter in your city, please fill in the application form and join our chat. Each participant’s contribution to the noble cause of bettering tomorrow’s travelling will be properly appreciated and compensated.

Igor Danilov
Grechka Media
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Source: EIN Presswire