The end of Florida orange juice?

The end of Florida orange juice? A lethal disease is devastating the state’s citrus industry

By Darryl Fears, Washington Post

The citrus industry is fighting to find a cure for a disease that is caused by the Asian citrus psyllid, an insect, that carries the bacterium huang long bing from tree to tree. There is no known cure for the disease that forms when the insect deposits the bacterium on citrus trees, causing the leaves on the tree to turn yellow, the roots to decay and bitter fruits fall off the dying branches prematurely.

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9 Forklift Winterization Tips by G&W Equipment

9 Forklift Winterization Tips by G&W Equipment
Winters can be harsh on your forklifts and operators, but proper preparation and maintenance can position your business for a profitable season. Follow these nine forklift winterization tips to help ensure longer uptime during the months ahead.

1. Cold weather is hard on batteries.

Have the battery and charging system checked for optimum performance.

2. Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in the cooling system.

As a general rule of thumb, this should be done every year.

3. Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure.

If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to grip slick roads. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly.

4. Be diligent about changing the oil and filter at recommended intervals.

Dirty oil can spell trouble in winter. Consider changing to “winter weight” oil if you live in a cold climate.

5. Check critical components and fluids.

Have your technician check the fuel, air, hydraulic and transmission filters at the same time.

6. If you’re due for a tune-up, have it done before winter sets in.

Winter magnifies existing problems such as pings, hard starts, sluggish performance or rough idling.

7. Have the brakes checked.

Confirm that the lift truck’s braking system is working properly.

8. Have the exhaust system checked for carbon monoxide leaks.

Monoxide leaks can be especially dangerous during cold weather while stored inside buildings.

9. Check all warning lights, work lights and tail lights to ensure they are operating properly.

G&W Equipment, Inc., is a locally owned and operated lift truck & material handling company in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. G&W Equipment is an authorized dealer for Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts and Jungheinrich Forklifts. We have mobile service technicians supplied with quality forklift parts to service all makes and models of lift trucks at your facility. With over 1,100 trucks in our rental fleet, we’ve got you covered for your forklift and material handling needs.

You can contact one of our locations:

Charlotte, NC

Raleigh, NC

Greensboro, NC

Greenville, NC

Greenville, SC

Columbia, SC

Charleston, SC

Florence, SC

Atlanta, GA

Savannah, GA

FWC – Red Tide Mid-Week Update for November 6, 2019

Red Tide Mid-Week Update for November 6, 2019

Current Conditions
A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed in Southwest Florida over the past week in Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties. Additional details are provided below.

  • In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in and/or offshore of Pinellas County, background to high concentrations in Sarasota County, low to high concentrations in Charlotte County, background to high concentrations in and/or offshore of Lee County, and background to high concentrations in and/or offshore of Collier County. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells per liter) persist in Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties. Two samples from Sarasota County, one sample from Charlotte County, 25 samples from and offshore of Lee County, and three samples from Collier County contained high concentrations of K. brevis (>1 million cells per liter).
  • In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was not observed.
  • Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was not observed.

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2020 Photo Calendar

Order your 2020 Photo Calendar Today!

I have selected my top images for my 2020 Photo Calendar and will be sending the calendar off to be printed. there will be a limited supply so I am offering an opportunity for people to take advantage of a pre-order special. Click on the link below to order:

  • The calendar size is 11? x 8.5? which is printed on premium glossy card stock.
  • The price is $20.00 for one calendar and shipped domestically through USPS for $3.00 (in the Continental US only).
    If you order 2 or more calendars, I am offering free shipping in the Continental US.
  • Contact us for larger custom calendar orders
  • This special price is only for a limited time so order today!
  • Let me know if you have any questions – Thank you!

Note: If you do not have a PayPal Account and want to pay with a credit card –
Select “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” at the bottom of the screen

Order your 2020 Photo Calendar displaying images of Florida by Lee Smith Today!

Reclaimed Wood by EcoSimplista

Eco Simplista - South Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions

Reclaimed wood offers a wonderful material for your special projects that can be purchased at EcoSimplista in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. There are so many do it yourself projects that will allow you to explore your inner craftsman ideas. These are but a few projects that you can use reclaimed wood:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Picture Frames
  • Mirror Frames
  • Wooden Wall
  • Assorted Furniture
  • Wooden Shelves
  • Wooden Planter Boxes
  • Wooden Bench
  • Wood Decorations
  • Storage Chest
  • Coffee Table
  • Sliding Barn Door
  • Reclaimed Wood Bookcases
  • Coat Racks
  • Wood Bar Table
  • Wood Couch Arm Shelf
  • Wood Display Shelf
Examples of Reclaimed Wood projects by EcoSimplista Examples of Reclaimed Wood projects by EcoSimplista Examples of Reclaimed Wood projects by EcoSimplista

EcoSimplista offers a variety of Reclaimed Wood for you your home projects for Miami, Broward & Palm Beach, call us at (954) 565-5900 to see what we have in stock

EcoSimplista offers a variety of Reclaimed wood for your home projects covering Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Counties
Reclaimed wood for your home projects at EcoSimplista in Ft Lauderdale, FL

Live Life Simplista.
We believe it is possible to live life ‘green’ regardless of one’s income or position in life.
It takes a step by step approach to transition to a less selfish, clean, sustainable lifestyle. Each step becomes its own reward. Let us all try to leave this planet, our home, cleaner than we found it for the future of all humanity.

our mission
As South Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of Eco Simplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will.

Visit us at our store to see the latest reclaimed wood and all our other earth friendly products.

EcoSimplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
619 East Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
(954) 565-5900

Gaming Law Attorney

Glenn Wichinsky is a Gaming and Business Law attorney based in Boca Raton, Florida. As a licensed attorney in the states of Florida and Nevada, his legal and business practice guides, assists, and advises domestic and international companies in their development and successful entry of their company and products into new markets of the global gaming industry.

The field of Gaming Law is a diverse subject area of law which encompasses the licensing of companies and individuals who seek the granting of a gaming license in order to conduct lawful business operations in the regulated gaming jurisdictions of the global gaming industry. Significant detail and disclosure requirements are addressed relating to the background and history of the applicant company and its officers, directors, key employees and certain equity interests with the preparation and submission of personal history disclosures and personal financial disclosures of the applicant, in addition to the corporate structure and the business and financial suitability of the applicant company.

Our Gaming Law Legal Services cover:

  • Requires ongoing oversight and guidance in timely and fully addressing the conduct of its business operations
  • Your company should be aware of its needs for intellectual property protection of its designs, inventions and products.
  • The operation of a successful gaming company may include your desire to license the technology of other individuals or companies who possess some product or components which will enhance and support the operation of your own product.
  • A successful gaming company which seeks to introduce its product into a regulated gaming jurisdiction will not only want to consider its licensing requirements

The field of Gaming Law is a developing area of business and applicable law. I will assist you and your company in gaining a greater understanding of the current requirements, restrictions and the business and legal direction that the global gaming industry operates under in your seeking desired corporate objectives in Native American Gaming, Pari-Mutuel Gaming, Sports Betting, Lotteries and Internet Gaming.

Call Us at +1 702-250-0873 or use our online contact form to find out
how he can help you regarding the need of a Gaming Law Attorney

United States, China, Macau, Japan, Vietnam, United Kingdom, India, Brazil, Australia, Canada

Hurricane Dorian Relief for the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian Relief for the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian has delivered a devastating blow to two of our major islands – Grand Bahama and Abaco. We are extremely saddened by the loss of life, homes destroyed and landscape damaged. The spirit and resolve of our people remains strong, and we will continue to help everyone impacted.

The Government and people of the Islands of The Bahamas appreciate the outpouring of concern and offers of generous support in the wake of the hurricane. The best way to support the relief and recovery effort is through a monetary contribution to one of our trusted partners or a donation of specific goods identified at the bottom of this page

Accepting donations of needed items or cash visit these links below:

Provide Supplies and drop off at the following locations:

Tropix Shopping
5610 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Dania Beach City Hall
100 W. Dania Beach Blvd.
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Christ Episcopal Church
3481 Hibiscus Street
Miami, FL 33133

Sands Harbor Resort & Marina
125 N Riverside Dr.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Yellow Cab
Attn: Regina McGee or Mike Livesy
800 NW 7th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-565-8900 or 954-881-2331

Synergy Shipping LLC
4765 NW 103rd Ave
Sunrise, FL 33351
United States
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday

What Is Needed:

Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian:

Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian

Other locations to donate goods:
Bahamian Relief Efforts - City of Miami Beach

Bahamas Relief Donation Centers


The City of North Miami Bahamas Relief Efforts

The Village of El Portel and Village Council - Bahamas Relief - accepting donations


Miami was spared the worst of Hurricane Dorian, and now we’re stepping up to help our neighbors in the Bahamas who have been devastated by the storm. The City of Miami is collecting newly-purchased emergency supplies – including unused supplies left over from our own recent storm preparation – and coordinating distribution to Bahamians in need.

Needed Items:

  • Water
  • Canned goods
  • Can openers
  • Mosquito spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • First aid items
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Small generators

  • Greater St. Paul AME Church: 3680 Thomas Ave
  • Christ Episcopal Church: 3475 William Ave

Fire Station dropoff times are from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM

  • Fire Station 1: 144 N.E. 5 ST
  • Fire Station 2: 1901 N. MIAMI AVE
  • Fire Station 3: 1103 NW 7 ST
  • Fire Station 4: 1105 SW 2 AVE
  • Fire Station 5: 1200 NW 20 ST
  • Fire Station 6: 701 NW 36 ST
  • Fire Station 7: 314 BEACOM BLVD
  • Fire Station 8: 2975 OAK AVE
  • Fire Station 9: 69 NE 62 ST
  • Fire Station 10: 4101 NW 7 ST
  • Fire Station 11: 5920 W. FLAGLER ST
  • Fire Station 12: 1455 NW 46 ST
  • Fire Station 13: 990 NE 79 ST
  • Fire Station 14: 2119 S.W. 19 ST
  • MRC Building: 444 SW 2 AVE

Monetary Donations

The City is not accepting monetary donations, but here are some organizations that are:

Hurricane Dorian Path

Coastal Watches/Warnings and Forecast Cone for Storm Center

Hurricane Dorian Path

HURRICANE DORIAN 08_30_2019 - 8PM Advisory


D: Tropical Depression – wind speed less than 39 MPH
S: Tropical Storm – wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPH
H: Hurricane – wind speed between 74 MPH and 110 MPH
M: Major Hurricane – wind speed greater than 110 MPH

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New Zealand Has Plan To Plant One Billion Trees By 2028

The One Billion Trees Programme is how the government of New Zealand plans to plant one billion trees by 2028. The overall objective, apart from more trees, is to deliver improved social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the country, in addition to playing a significant role in moving towards a low emissions economy.

New Zealand Has Plan To Plant One Billion Trees By 2028

Everglades National Park Boater Education Program

Everglades has developed a free boater education course to orient and educate boaters to the unique features of the park’s marine waters. Our overall goal is to protect marine resources while providing world-class recreational opportunities

At present, the program is available on a voluntary basis and on August 1, 2019 will be mandatory for nearly everyone* operating a powerboat within the marine waters of the park.

To learn more about this free program visit:

Broward Auto Dent Removal

If you have a vehicle needing non-collision repairs like dent removals, or door ding repairs, contact Paint Shuttle at 954.551.3200 for a free estimate at your home or office

Have you walked up to your car in a parking lot and found your car door dinged? Of found a mystery dent in the side of your car?

Get car door dings and auto body dents repaired quick and easily by contacting Paint Shuttle!

Paint Shuttle provides Auto & Truck Dent Removal including paintless dent removal services to customers in Dade, Broward, & Palm Beach. If you have a vehicle needing non-collision repairs like dent removals, or door ding repairs, then you’ve come to the right place!

  • Our technicians are fully-licensed, certified and insured and can return your vehicle to like-new condition.
  • What a better way to have your car or truck back in showroom shape with all the dents and dings repaired!
  • In some cases, we can even provide you with a paintless dent removal, but every repair is different.
  • We come to you, on your terms, and bring over 20 years of knowledge, skill and experience with us.

You have several ways to contact us:

1. Call us at 954.551.3200 for a free estimate at your home or office

2. Use our Online Contact Form for one of our agents to call you.

Paint Shuttle – Mobile Auto Body Shop & Paint Repair Service
265 S. Federal Highway – Suite 293 · Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441 · USA
PHONE: 954-551-3200