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A Cure for Grief, Family, and Love All Out in a Book

A Cure for Grief, Family, and Love All Out in a Book

A Cure for Grief, Family, and Love All Out in a Book

A Cure for Grief, Family, and Love All Out in a Book

Online PR News – 11-January-2018 – How can poetry raise your spirits in the face of sorrow and loss and provide relaxation and peace? Author Calum Cumming‘s, “Quick Silver Chases Gold” provides a spark and collective utterances that can make his readers feel emotionally and physically stronger.

Cummings writes to engage the most profound subjects about family, love, and loss with the utmost in expressive clarity. His poems will give his readers something to talk about, his poems are keenly attuned to his subjects.

His words weave in an adoring fair share of good and bad experiences and bring about lessons in every prose. Cumming allows his readers to feel a myriad of emotions through his poetry.

Quick Silver Chases Gold, sets a tone of truth in every stage of life, the poems also reflect the authors desire to allow his readers to feel his personal touch that contains heartfelt sentiments.

The author can deduce pace, emotion, and the spirit of a poem with his refined by his or choice of words, which can inspire a new generation of readers.

About the Author:
After leaving High School in Aberdeen, Calum Cumming trained himself as a Construction Engineer. He spent a year at Newbattle Abbey College in Edinburgh where he re-discovered his greater love of the Arts. He subsequently graduated MA in 1992 at Glasgow University. He enjoys travelling and meeting new people. His former wife is a Los Angelean. He is a former national amateur cycling champion at schoolboy level; team champion in 1977.

Product details
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouseUK (November 20, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477227326
ISBN-13: 978-1477227329
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.2 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces

Book Availability:
Amazon – http://goo.gl/bQKPZw

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Calum Cumming
http://calumcumming.com/
8885040951
 

MKM Group 4 Townhouse Development Completely Sold Out In 9 Natalia Crt St George Spring Warwick

MKM Group 4 Townhouse Development Completely Sold Out In 9 Natalia Crt St George Spring Warwick

MKM Group 4 Townhouse Development Completely Sold Out In 9 Natalia Crt St George Spring Warwick

MKM Group is an expanding developer in South East Queensland leading the way with quality designs, exceptional finishings for a variety of family homes

Online PR News – 25-September-2016 – The St George Springs Townhouse Development in Warwick was meticulously designed by the talented team at MKM Group using the latest stainless steel fittings which presented the style and class of a high quality finish.

Over the years MKM Group Australia has identified key industry segments in which their specialised knowledge, resources and above all understanding was required to ensure project success. MKM Group has tailored the business in a multi-divisional organisational structure encompassing construction, Commercial Designs, Earthworks, Residential Designs, Tipper and Plant Hire Services.

Just recently MKM Group completed a wonderful strip of four townhouses in St George Springs, Warwick, each with three very spacious bedrooms that are perfect for families or investors. But they did not hang around long as they were purchased and settled quickly.

Designed with a clean layout having the main toilet upstairs and powder room downstairs, then with two bathrooms upstairs, these townhouses were very well planned for the fussiest buyers. It was not just the internal fittings that impressed these buyers who snapped up these townhouses; the private court yard for each townhouse gave them that extra room to feel right at home.

For a two story walk up, the townhouses also managed to boast a 6-star energy efficiency rating, which is perfect to help save those extra dollars on energy costs.

MKM Group is headed up by Michael Mladen Kljaic who employs a talented team who has developed a range of prestige homes with a twist of exclusiveness. These wonderfully designed townhouses were built quickly and what was also impressive was how quickly buyers come out to snap up these spacious townhouses in Warwick.

When it comes to property the best solution is to find one company that can handle the project from the beginning to the end. MKM Group has a management team, design team, civil works team and construction team, all of which operate as part of one group with one focused goal: to achieve results for clients.

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MKM Group Australia
http://mkmgroup.com.au/
02 8823
 

Big Statues Helps to Continue Family Legacy with yet Another Grand…

Big Statues Helps to Continue Family Legacy with yet Another Grand…

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This statue will serve as a spot where her children and grand children will sit next to her for many years to come!

Joseph Sauma was a man who left behind a great legacy. Not only was he the founder of IAS, Corp, but he was an example and great leader among his employees and his family, and he was known for his beliefs and morals he left behind, such as family value and hard work ethic. Three years ago, Big Statues LLC had the honor and great opportunity to establish a custom bronze statue outside the storefront. When the family decided to dedicate a statue to their father in front of the main entrance to their family owned business, the objective was to honor a man who throughout his life has given everything he has, or ever received, to others. Beyond material possessions, Joseph Sauma gave his family and employees better opportunities in life.

He was later rewarded with a family who works together and lives tightly close to each other, and who has adopted his beliefs and high standards. Because of this, the family wanted to create another statue of Joseph’s wife, which will also be placed outside the family business, not far from where Joseph stands. The bronze sculpture shows her sitting at one side of a bench with a painting easel in front of her while carrying a paint palette and brush, and looking to her right towards her husbands statue. When speaking to the family of the inspiration behind this statue, they said that “the statue will serve as a spot where her children and grand children will sit next to her for many years to come.” She was just as passionate as was her husband, and this statue will serve as a monument and legacy for the children and many grandchildren to come. It is reminder of the reward that comes from working hard and simply being a good person and serving others.

Now every morning when family members of multiple generations, as well as employees and guests, pass in front of his and her statue, it acts as a constant reminder that there is continuity in any life well lived, and a higher mission that awaits us all. Big Statues was so happy to be able to work with the Sauma family on a consistent basis and experience just a small taste of what they believe in, and take part in the great legacy and impact that Joseph and his wife left.

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DIY Decor with Creative Containers

DIY Decor with Creative Containers

MISSION, Kan., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — (Family Features) Containers come in all shapes and sizes with purposes ranging from helping organize your stuff to adding an extra element to your decor. These simple DIY projects make it easy to transform basic containers into pretty accent pieces that showcase your personal style.

Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151216/296486

Re-imagine plain glass jars by adding texture and color with a project created by the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Create a faux milk glass look and emulate the appearance of tree bark by simply using hot glue to make your design. Finish with paint to match the palette of the room where your vessels will be displayed and add some dried or fresh vegetation for an added organic touch.

Then spruce up boring terra cotta pots using decorative paints and tape to add trendy patterns and designs. The pots make a lovely addition to any room, or they’re perfect as hostess gifts or party favors.

Find more ways to get creative with the containers in your home at joann.com.

Milk Glass Jar and Jug
Crafting time: 3-5 hours
Skill level: Some experience necessary

Supplies and Tools:
Mason jar
Glass milk jug
Rubbing alcohol
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1/2-inch flat brush
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk: White Adirondack
Mod Podge Ultra Matte finish

Wash jar and jug with mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.

Create dots on Mason jar with hot glue. Work in sections to allow glue to harden. Apply lines of hot glue to milk jug, starting with a swirl in the middle to create a tree knot design. Create lines around knot to achieve a faux bois effect. Allow glue to harden.

Paint over glue on both glass surfaces. Apply several coats if needed, allowing drying time between applications.

Seal both pieces with a coat of Ultra Matte finish. Allow to dry before applying any additional coats.

Trendy Plant Pottery
Crafting time: Under 1 hour
Skill level: No experience necessary

Supplies and Tools:
Clay pots
Decorative tapes
Paint of choice
Teresa Collins rub-on metallic letters
Plants

Decorate clay pots with paint and decorative tapes. Allow to dry. Use rub-on letters to personalize pottery with a trendy aesthetic. Add plants.

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America’s Home Place Announces New Florida Product Line

America’s Home Place Announces New Florida Product Line

America’s Home Place Announces New Florida Product Line

Featuring beautiful Floridian architecture, the fifteen all-new floor plans were designed with central Floridas lifestyle in mind.

Online PR News – 28-October-2015 – Americas Home Place, one of the nation’s top builders of custom homes on clients’ property and in select communities, today announced the introduction of a new product line designed exclusively for the central Florida market.

Featuring beautiful Floridian architecture, the fifteen all-new floor plans were designed with central Floridas lifestyle in mind. Home buyers will be thrilled to find open gourmet kitchens, impressive master suites, innovative baths, and great rooms designed for entertaining and family gatherings. “With the introduction of a dedicated regional product line were demonstrating a long-term commitment to serving the custom housing needs of central Floridians,” says Steve Nordstrom, AHPs Division President. “Whether a primary inland home or an elaborate coastal project, we will deliver great quality at a surprisingly competitive price.”

The plans range in living area from 1,800 to 3,000 square feet, in a variety of configurations. As with all Americas Home Place designs, the new plans are available for customization to meet the clients needs and vision. Additionally, the company offers extensive decor options through its design showrooms. “We know our clients want to incorporate their own ideas into a custom home,” adds, Nordstrom. “We like to be the builder that says ‘yes’ to the changes that make their home truly a reflection of their personalities and lifestyle.”

The companys first central Florida office is located in its award-winning model home in Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona, Florida. The impressive Curacao model is among the first of the new Florida plans to have been constructed by AHP- and was subsequently honored with the Grand Champion Award in the Volusia County Parade of Homes.

Founded in 1972 in Gainesville, Georgia, Americas Home Place has constructed thousands of new homes on customers land and within select communities throughout the eastern United States. The Companys central Florida office serves customers from Palm Coast south to Titusville and inland to Deland. In addition to opening operations in Ormond Beach, the company has recently chosen a location for a showroom in Port Orange as part of its plan to expand throughout Florida in the coming years.

America’s Home Places award-winning model/sales office is open daily at 101 Briargate Look in Ormond Beach, Florida. For more information about Americas Home Place and its thirty-six Sales Centers throughout the United States, please visit www.AmericasHomePlace.com or phone 800-AHP-Home.

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Scott MacLure
http://www.AmericasHomePlace.com
(386) 236-9914
 

Start Elevator Expands In Merger With AI-An Elevator

Start Elevator Expands In Merger With AI-An Elevator

Start Elevator Expands In Merger With AI-An Elevator

The Start Elevator and AI-An Elevator Maintenance Corporation merger will provide more efficient, effective service to a broader service area.

Online PR News – 30-July-2015Start Elevator and AI-An Elevator Maintenance Corporation are now working together to deliver responsive and effective elevator service throughout the tri-state area. A 2014 merger of the two companies expanded their reach and their service capabilities, adding AI-An Elevator’s 35 years of experience to Start Elevator’s 20 years of service in the elevator industry.

“This has been a great partnership and we are looking forward to future growth. Between Start Elevator and Al-An Elevator, we’ve been able to expand our service area and are able to provide our clients with quick and efficient service, getting elevators up and operational faster than ever before,” said John O’Shea, owner of Start Elevator (http://www.start-elevator.com/).

Al-An Elevator Maintenance Corp is owned by Mr. Anthony DiNapoli and has been servicing elevators in NYC for over 35 years. The merger is the latest move in Start Elevator’s growth strategy and promises to allow Start Elevator to strengthen its presence in the tri-state area.

A family-run business, Start Elevator employs 85 people and has $16 million worth of projects annually. The merger is part of Start Elevator’s goal to reach $18 million annually. The newly merged companies provide elevator maintenance, repair, modernization, and construction in New York and the surrounding area, and are licensed to perform elevator inspections and clear violations. Cross-training and a hands-on approach to customer service allow management to oversee jobs performed by any of these five areas of service, directly impacting productivity, service quality, and customer satisfaction.

Expansion is nothing new for Start Elevator. In 2000, the company was awarded Bridges to Success, an award that recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit shown by significant business growth and fiscally sound expansion.

To learn more about Start Elevator, please visit http://www.start-elevator.com/.

About Start Elevator: Start Elevator was founded in 1992 by John O’Shea, and has remained a family business committed to personal service, innovative ideas and earning a reputation of excellence. The goal at Start Elevator is to continually provide customers with the personalized service that has earned them a reputation for outstanding performance in the elevator industry.

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John O’Shea
http://www.start-elevator.com
718-324-9166
 

Start Elevator Expands With The Acquisition of AI-An Elevator

Start Elevator Expands With The Acquisition of AI-An Elevator

Start Elevator Expands With The Acquisition of AI-An Elevator

Start Elevators acquisition of AI-An Elevator Maintenance Corporation will provide more efficient & effective service to a broader service area.

Online PR News – 30-July-2015Start Elevator and AI-An Elevator Maintenance Corporation are now working together to deliver responsive and effective elevator service throughout the tri-state area. The 2014 acquisition has expanded Start Elevators reach and their service capabilities, adding AI-An Elevator’s 35 years of experience to Start Elevator’s 20 years of service in the elevator industry.

“This has been a great partnership and we are looking forward to future growth. Between Start Elevator and Al-An Elevator, we’ve been able to expand our service area and are able to provide our clients with quick and efficient service, getting elevators up and operational faster than ever before,” said John O’Shea, owner of Start Elevator (www.startelevator.com).

The acquisition is the latest move in Start Elevator’s growth strategy and promises to allow Start Elevator to strengthen its presence in the tri-state area.

The newly expanded company provides elevator maintenance, repair, modernization, and construction in the New York & Tri State Area and are licensed to perform elevator inspections and clear violations. Cross-training and a hands-on approach to customer service allow management to oversee jobs performed by any of these five areas of service, directly impacting productivity, service quality, and customer satisfaction.

Expansion is nothing new for Start Elevator. In 2000, this family run business was awarded Bridges to Success, an award that recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit shown by significant business growth and fiscally sound expansion.

To learn more about Start Elevator, please visit http://www.startelevator.com/.

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John O’Shea
http://www.startelevator.com/
718-324-9166
 

Paramount Builders, Inc. Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Paramount Builders, Inc. Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Paramount Builders, Inc. Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects Virginia-based exterior remodeling companys consistently high level of customer service.

Online PR News – 24-March-2015Paramount Builders, Inc. has earned the service industrys coveted Angies List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.

We are very grateful and proud to receive Angies List Super Service Award for 2014. We take pride in the work that we provide for our customers, Improving our community, one home at a time. A special thanks to our Paramount Builders family for your hard work and dedication which earned us this award. -Ed Augustine, President & CEO

Only about 5 percent of the Home Improvement companies in Virginia have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award, said Angies List Founder Angie Hicks. Its a really high standard.

Angies List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an A rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angies List, pass a background check and abide by Angies List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angies List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between nearly 3 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly-rated service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of authentic reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

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Katie Wylie
http://www.paramountbuilders.com
757-340-9000
 

For The O’Sullivan’s Architecture Is A Part of The Family Tree

For The O’Sullivan’s Architecture Is A Part of The Family Tree

For The O’Sullivan’s Architecture Is A Part of The Family Tree

With a family name synonymous with innovative architecture, Lucy O’Sullivan continues to push the envelope.

Online PR News – 01-March-2015 – For Lucy O’Sullivan, designing awe-inspiring and environmentally sustainable buildings is something that runs in her blood.

For nearly a decade the UK-based architect has been producing award-winning future forward structures that are dynamic, functional and above all, captivating.

The daughter of ingenious architect Derrie O’Sullivan, the man who designed the Denby Dale PassivHaus in West Yorkshire, the first PassivHaus building in the UK to be built from cavity wall construction, Lucy’s inherent talent for creating innovative and purposeful architecture is compounded by her knowledge of cohabitation.

She explains, “I am passionate about the design of buildings affecting peoples lives, and the way they live. How cities and the people that live in them relate to each other. How cities have evolved and how they develop.”

Like her father, Lucy O’Sullivan is inspired to create structures that add ease to peoples’ everyday lives, and serve the overall community in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

A testament to her ability to blend functionality and material research, Lucy helped design the multi-award winning Brent Civic Centre in London as an architect with Hopkins Architects.

Incorporating a sustainable method of natural ventilation and day lighting for the offices, the 89 million structure is a centralized headquarters for the council departments of one of London’s largest boroughs, departments which were previously scattered across the area in 14 different buildings making the workflow inefficient and costly.

Lucy’s integral contributions helped garner the team multiple prestigious awards including the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) National Award, the RIBA Regional Award, Building Magazine’s ‘Sustainable Project of the Year,’ the Corporate Workplace Award for the London region from the British Council for Offices, Best Public Service Building from the LABC London Building Excellence Awards and more. Brent Civic Centre was also the first office building to receive an Outstanding Rating from BREEAM.

David Selby of Hopkins Architects explains, “[Lucy’s] work at the design development stage of the Brent Civic Centre was invaluable where she worked on the detailed facade design… She exhibited talents not just for the design aspect of her job, but for the management and important client interaction aspects as well.”

An architect’s work extends far beyond designing the floor plan for a commercial structure or private home. Architects like Lucy need to be vastly knowledgeable about ever-changing building codes, safety regulations, construction costs and materials, and most importantly, the way a project will effect the surrounding population both during and after construction.

During her time at Rivington Street Studio, Lucy worked as the lead architect on the expansion of Cayley Primary School in Limehouse, East London. Beyond designing the expansion of the school, Lucy and the client/contractor, Morgan Sindall, headed up by project manager Lucynda Jensen, went to great lengths to make sure the construction wouldn’t interfere with the daily operation of the school; and, in part due to her intelligent forethought, precise planning and ability to liaise between the local authority client and the contractor, the project has been a resounding success, with improved attendance figures and praise running high for the new extension.

“The engagement process was interesting and lengthy and involved consultation with local residents, leadership team, teachers, pupils and the local authority,” explains Lucy. “The design process was a challenging lesson of balancing planning, client and budgetary constraints, on a tight site with a school in operation, with trying to create interesting spaces and simple but elegant details.”

While at Rivington Street Studio Lucy also worked on the expansion of several other London schools including Orchard Primary School, Godwin Junior High and London South Bank University.

From her upbringing in Northern England, where she says, “Northern towns such as Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds had a strong impact with their dark satanic mills, red brick terraces and strong civic identities,” to her studies and work in practice in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Newcastle, Lucy’s dynamic work clearly stems from a mlange of aesthetic influences.

Beyond aesthetics however, Lucy says she is most fascinated “By the development, regeneration, gentrification and downfall of cities and towns in general. Watching the patterns that develop and how the economy and other influences such as technology, globalization, politics, local government and the planning system affect the built environment.”

Lucy has been on the radar as a sought after architect for high-profile international projects for quite some time now. New York-based firm REX Architects enlisted her services to help with the design of Museum Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky.

Despite her international success, Lucy has made it a point to use her skills to benefit the community through multiple volunteer endeavors including being a volunteer architect for Architecture for Humanity UK (AFHUK) during the Crisis at Christmas project in 2010.

“For Crisis at Christmas we turned a disused large bare law court building into a temporary Christmas shelter for homeless people, with a team of 12 architect friends,” explains Lucy. “The theme of the re-fit was “cosyfication” and we used large seasonal cut-out objects such as reindeer heads to enliven the space, as well as furnishing activity rooms such as a large cinemas space.

As an architect at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Lucy O’Sullivan is currently working on an ambitious 32-floor student-housing skyscraper known as The Atlas project in Vauxhall, London.

“The proposed development will provide both facilities and employment for the local community in the lower levels, with the upper levels providing high-quality student accommodation with spectacular views across London,” says Lucy.

Lucy O’Sullivan uses her innovative and thoughtful design talents to create structures that serve the community, incorporate sustainability and help to create a better future, and we cannot wait to see what she designs next!

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“[Lucy’s] work at the design development stage of the Brent Civic Centre was invaluable where she worked on the detailed facade design… She exhibited talents not just for the design aspect of her job, but for the management and important client interaction aspects as well.”

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