Broward Pool Contractor – Sammet Pools, Inc.

SammetPools1 Broward Pool Contractor   Sammet Pools, Inc.Sammet Pools, Inc. is a family owned and operated Broward Pool Construction company that has been in the pool construction business since 1993. The President of Sammet Pools, Inc, John Sammet, has been designing and constructing pools since 1987. John Sammet has built many pools over the years and recognizes that in order to offer the best quality pools, you need to keep up with the latest construction practices,  proven technologies and quality building materials.

kaiser.final  Broward Pool Contractor   Sammet Pools, Inc.Sammet Pools, Inc. is licensed, insured and offers warranties on all work.

Types of construction Sammet Pools, Inc. offers:

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Sammet Pools, Inc
Phone: (954) 232-1915
http://www.sammetpools.com

Panama 1st, in global well-being poll, USA ranks 12th

From USAToday

According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Panama ranks first among 135 countries, the U.S. ranks 12th, on subjective well-being – not just how much wealth or good health people have but how they feel about their lives

The top ten:

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Top 10 States Leading the U.S. in Solar Energy Growth

While Ohio has disappointingly become the first state to roll back renewable energy mandates and ALEC continues to attack renewable energy policies to keep America addicted to fossil fuels, there remains plenty of encouraging news on renewable energy growth. Consider this: U.S. solar electric power tripled between 2011 and 2013, and solar photovoltaic capacity has increased more than 120-fold in the last 10 years.

In fact, the U.S. solar industry had a record-shattering year in 2013. A report released today by Environment America, Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, takes a look at the 10 states responsible for 87 percent of that growth. They are:

1. Arizona

2. California

3. Colorado

4. Delaware

5. Hawaii

6. Massachusetts

7. Nevada

8. New Jersey

9. New Mexico

10. North Carolina

“Solar energy is emerging as a go-to energy option,” said Rob Sargent, energy program director with Environment America. “Thanks to the commitment of state and federal leaders, this pollution-free energy option is poised to play a major role in helping us meet our energy needs while achieving our emission reduction goals; including the targets in EPA’s recently proposed Clean Power Plan.”

The report reaffirms that it is not sunlight availability that makes states solar leaders, rather the degree to which local and state governments utilize effective public policy for the development of the solar industry. States with more homeowners and businesses going solar had these strong policies in common:

  • Nine have strong net metering policies. In nearly all of the leading states, consumers are compensated at the full retail rate for the excess electricity they supply to the grid.
  • Nine have strong statewide interconnection policies. Good interconnection policies reduce the time and hassle required for individuals and companies to connect solar energy systems to the grid.
  • All have renewable electricity standards that set minimum requirements for the share of a utility’s electricity that must come from renewable sources, and eight of them have solar carve-outs that set specific targets for solar or other forms of clean, distributed electricity.
  • Nine allow for creative financing options such as third-party power purchase agreements, and eight allow Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.
  • States in the top 10 are far more likely to have each of these key solar policies in place than other states, reinforcing the conclusion of U.S. Department of Energy research linking the presence of key solar policies to increases in solar energy deployment.

“Environment America’s new report rightly points out that smart public policies have been key to the development of clean, renewable solar energy–and the accompanying 143,000 America jobs and nearly $15 billion in annual investment,” said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). “The 14,800 megawatts (MW) of solar currently installed in the United States can generate enough pollution-free electricity to displace 18 billion pounds of coal–that’s a win for state economies, Americans’ health and our environment. We applaud the 10 states detailed in this report and urge policymakers across the nation to look at net metering and renewable energy standards in helping their states catch the solar wave as well.”

By following the example of these 10 states, the report concludes, the U.S. can work toward getting 10 percent or more of our energy from solar power by 2030.

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University of Colorado Boulder Scientists Link 10,800-Foot-Deep Fracking Wastewater Well to More Than 200 Earthquakes

When the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ordered NGL Water Solutions to stop fracking wastewater injection operations a month ago, a team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers began conducting its own investigation.

NGL, formerly known as High Sierra Water Services, was

To read the full article:
Article source: http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/25/university-of-colorado-boulder-scientists-link-10800-foot-deep-fracking-wastewater-well-to-more-than-200-earthquakes/

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