South Hills Assembly to Host a Hard Drive Shredding and Computer Recycling Event

South Hills Assembly to Host a Hard Drive Shredding and Electronics Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh, PA, July 27, 2015 –(– The dog days of summer are upon us. Do something really “cool” in all this heat by helping the environment. South Hills Assembly is proud to host a hard drive shredding and electronics waste recycling event on Saturday, August 1, 2015 on their premises located at 2725 Bethel Church Road in Bethel Park, PA. Area residents are encouraged to bring their obsolete and unwanted electronics to the church from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vehicle unloading assistance will be provided to all visitors.

This recycling event is intended for items typically purchased throughout the year including computer equipment, cellphones, small appliances, cameras, calculators, typewriters, fax machines, keyboards, computer peripherals, and more.

On site hard drive shredding will be performed by CyberCrunch at a cost of $10 per hard drive. CyberCrunch personnel will be onsite to help remove hard drives from computers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the church.

For security purposes, all data collected will be destroyed. This convenient recycling program is provided by South Hills Assembly and all items collected will be responsibly recycled by Commonwealth Computer Recycling, a Pennsylvania compliant, R2 certified universal waste and recycling firm.

For a full list of acceptable items please visit their web site events page at

Can’t make it to the event? They offer nationwide hard drive shredding through their CyberCrunch mail back program. For more information visit

About Commonwealth Computer Recycling

Socially responsible, environmentally sustainable practices, and top of the line service: That’s what you get with Commonwealth Computer Recycling, the mid-Atlantic region’s leading e-waste and data destruction service provider.

Our team’s background in the IT industry gives us the ability to quickly and efficiently recycle your electronics, which means less stress for you and more help for the environment. We know the latest technologies and regulations surrounding data destruction and electronics recycling, so you can rest assured that when you give us your e-waste it’s going into a safe set of hands.

We have two locations in Pennsylvania: Greensburg, just outside Pittsburgh, and Aston, just south of Philadelphia. These allow us to service you whether you’re in Trenton or Cleveland.
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Commonwealth Computer Recycling LLC
Joe Connors
(866) 925-2354
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Freedom Fairs Sets Up Community Festival and Amusement Carnival on Long Island

Freedom Fairs is kicking off its inaugural community festival and amusement carnival at the Westfield Sunrise mall on Long Island this week. The fair includes amusement rides, carnival games, magicians and performers, live bands, food and craft vendors. Admission is free and the organization is giving out free ride tickets to young people who sign a voluntary community drug free pledge. The community-themed event includes an award ceremony for members of the community that have aided this cause.

Freedom Fairs Sets Up Community Festival and Amusement Carnival on Long Island Massapequa, NY, July 27, 2015 –(– The organizing committee of Freedom Fairs has put together a community themed Fair slated to take place at the Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa July 30-Aug 2. The Fair is put together in conjunction with the Long Island Teen Challenge International (LITCI), Tutor Central Inc., Eminent Events LLC, and key members of Community Outreach at the Commissioner of Police office.

The Fair will feature over 20 different types of amusement rides, carnival games, food and craft vendors, family-themed magicians and illusionists, jugglers, contortionists and balloon artists, :and live music and bands. The plan is to have something for all ages, particularly focused on families in the community. Besides this, the fair is geared towards two goals.

Firstly, increasing awareness among young people of that pivotal first encounter where many have innocently made their first contact with some of the drugs that are devastating Long Island neighborhoods, and how to recognize and remove themselves early from such situations. Freedom Fairs has a pledge that helps bring this to focus and is providing free ride tickets to young Long Islanders between the ages of 14 to 24 who sign this voluntary, self-enforced pledge.

The pledge is available at

Freedom Fairs is working with several Long Island drug prevention organizations on getting young members of the community to access this pledge. Hundreds of young Long Islanders have already signed the pledge, and received free ride tickets to the event.

Secondly, Freedom Fairs is working with the Community Outreach office of the Commissioner of Police. Their stated aim of this initiative is to help improve relations with the police and provide information to the public about the purpose of the community outreach office and how to contact them. To this end, there is a 30 minute award ceremony at 8pm, August 1st where several dignitaries have been invited. Two members of the community selected for the Freedom Fair Community award are Steve Labriola and John Capice. Steve is a former New York state assembly man and has been recognized for his work in the community including awards on child abuse prevention and is a Hall of Fame inductee of the Massapequa high school. John is a retired Nassau County Police chief and has been recognized for his work while at the Narcotics/Vice Squad which helped to reduce the amount of illegal drugs available in the community. It is expected that several members of the community that helped put together the event will also be acknowledged, including Angel Rios, assistant to the Commissioner of police in Nassau County.

The fair is expected to receive hundreds to thousands of visitors during its five day duration. Admission is free, enjoying the band and live music is free. So is parking. Food and craft will be available for sale by the various vendors, and rides can purchased through tokens available at the fair or the event website. Bands that have been confirmed include Randy Jackson formerly of Zebra, River of Dream – a Billy Joel cover band, Guilty Pleasures – an 80s cover band, School of Rock of Farmingdale, MKZ, Them Bones, The Fearless, Acme Dynamite, and TecNickeL.
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Tutor Central Inc.
Ken Alpha

Leader in Aerial and Scissor Lift Certification Announces New Website Technology

Phoenix, AZ, July 27, 2015 –(– CertifyMeOnline recently announced strong growth indicators for the first two quarters of 2015, with website enhancements as a primary driving factor behind CMO’s surge.

CertifyMeOnline provides comprehensive, affordable training courses for aerial lift and scissor lift workers, along with other heavy equipment operators.

President and CEO Tom Wilkerson said the company’s growth is reflected with increased member signups and new customer accounts. “We made a determined effort to give our customers the best aerial lift and scissor lift training experience possible,” Mr. Wilkerson said. “This has paid off, both for us and our expanding client base. We’re always happy to meet & exceed customer expectations, and the increased activity – site visits are up 16% in the past 3 months – illustrates how much our hard behind-the-scenes work has paid off.”

The company website,, includes an enhanced user interface, mobile-compatible design, a streamlined company access portal, easy-to-use Student and Employer login areas, and much more.

A significant upgrade is CMO’s mobile and tablet-friendly website design. “With so many supervisors, managers and employees on the go, it made sense to allow easier access to certification papers, training records and other crucial documentation,” said Mr. Wilkerson. “Because of our improved mobile compatibility, CertifyMeOnline has enjoyed a spike in new memberships since January of this year.”

And while the first half of 2015 has witnessed new milestones for CertifyMeOnline, Mr. Wilkerson doesn’t expect the company to rest on its laurels. “The aerial lift and scissor lift industries rarely stay put,” Mr. Wilkerson said, “And neither will CMO. Regular OSHA updates and a dynamic business environment will keep CMO poised for new developments for the remainder of 2015 and beyond.”

About CertifyMeOnline:
CertifyMeOnline provides OSHA-approved training for aerial lift, scissor lift and aerial work platform (AWP) operators. In addition to their popular instruction modules, CMO also offers fall protection training, convenient 3-year renewal and much more. As part of the CertifyMe family of industrial equipment training programs (, and, CertifyMeOnline is a preferred training supplier for many small, medium-sized and large businesses all across the United States. With quality training, schedule-friendly coursework and affordable rates, CMO can help your company obtain OSHA-compliant certification today. For more information about CertifyMeOnline, visit the company’s website, call (888) 699-4800 or (602) 277-0615.
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Certify Me Online
Tom Wilkerson

The MCS Group, Inc. Opens New Office in Boston

The MCS Group, Inc., a national provider of outsourcing solutions, announced today that they have opened a new regional office in Boston, MA. This office will offer the full suite of MCS’s services, including but not limited to record retrieval, deposition, e-discovery, facilities management and back office solutions to help clients increase productivity while reducing operational costs.

The MCS Group, Inc. Opens New Office in Boston Philadelphia, PA, July 27, 2015 –(– The MCS Group, Inc., a national provider of outsourcing solutions, announced today that they have opened a new office in Boston, MA to better serve their clients located in the United States’ Northeast Region.

The office, headed by Executive Vice President and Northeast Regional Manager Gerri Finnegan, will offer the full suite of MCS’s services, including record retrieval, process service, e-Discovery and facilities management.

“This is an exciting time for MCS,” said Rosemary Esposito, CEO of The MCS Group, Inc. “As we expand our MCS team in Boston with a staff that is energized and committed to excellence, I look forward to being able to support the entire Northeast Corridor in a more effective and efficient manner.”

MCS is thrilled to continue growing throughout the country. Esposito believes that this expansion solidifies the company’s commitment to the entire legal community.

About The MCS Group, Inc.

The MCS Group, Inc., a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, is a nationally-recognized provider of outsourcing services. For more than 35 years, the company has served law firms, insurance companies, corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions with cutting-edge technology and a comprehensive breadth of services including records retrieval, deposition, e-discovery, facilities management and back office solutions to help increase productivity while reducing operational costs. For more information about The MCS Group, please visit
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The MCS Group, Inc.
Alyson Gabel
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Forklift Training Site Announces New Website Technology

Phoenix, AZ, July 27, 2015 –(– The most trusted online resource for forklift certification,, has been making a huge impact in the training and certification of forklift users across many industries. Owner Tom Wilkerson shares an exciting news for his company: “Our programs have proven to be cost-effective and extremely useful to forklift operators everywhere. Our member sign-ups have increased significantly in the past few months, and we anticipate even more growth throughout the remainder of 2015.”

The numbers don’t lie – is clearly one of the best options for forklift certification, and the company is increasing their value even more with new technology. “We know the online world is taking over more than ever before, and we’re prepared to stay ahead of our competitors. Not only are we one of the few online forklift certification programs available, but we’ve also just launched a new fully responsive website,” says owner Tom Wilkerson. “We want our customers to be able to access our site from anywhere and still have the ease of use and simple navigation that our full site offers. We know that of all our monthly visitors to our site, twenty five percent of them are coming to us on a mobile device, and we want their user experience to be just as pleasant no matter how they find us.”

The fully responsive design that Tom mentioned involves the website adapting to any device, whether it’s a computer, mobile phone, or tablet. Responsive website design is becoming increasingly popular and important these days, as the number of people who access the web primarily on mobile devices is quickly rising. It makes sense that FLC has continued to improve their user experience as their company continues to grow. Those two things, in fact, go hand in hand. truly continues to stand out among its competition, even aside from their substantial member growth and new technological advances. The company is one of the few of its kind that offers online forklift certification. Their forklift training program comes with seven specialized curriculums, step-by-step guides for both trainers and trainees, easy-to-use printable templates, a trainer orientation DVD (so you can train an employee to conduct sessions and train other employees), and operator “safety first” information.

About Founded in 1999, was created to be the #1 provider of workplace training programs. The company was started by professional rigger Tom Wilkerson, with the goal of providing simplified, efficient and cost-effective training programs for businesses. programs have each been uniquely designed to offer comprehensive training by experienced, seasoned operators in the existing workplace, thereby creating a safer environment while avoiding unnecessary off-site training expenses and overtime fees. Since its inception, thousands of companies throughout the nation have utilized programs by, including many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. For more information about the forklift trainer certification and operator training program, visit
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Tom Wilkerson

SpaceVR Adds Richard Garriott, Video Game and Space Entrepreneur, to Advisory Board

San Francisco, CA, July 27, 2015 –(– SpaceVR, the world’s first virtual reality platform with the ability to share live 3D, 360-degree content from the International Space Station (ISS), announces that Richard Garriott has joined its advisory board. Equally well known in the gaming and space tourism industries, he created Ultima, the legendary fantasy role play game series, and holds the distinction of being the sixth private astronaut in space and the second second-generation astronaut as his father, Owen K. Garriott, was a NASA astronaut in the 1970s and 80s. He is also the vice chairman of Space Adventures, currently the only company providing opportunities for space flight and tourism.

“When I flew to the ISS in 2008, it was quickly clear to me that the life-changing experience of living and working in Earth’s orbit was important to share. However, it was also clear that this would be no easy task. SpaceVR is developing the ability to share this experience in a meaningful way. It is my hope that I can aid the company in identifying some of the best things about the ISS to share and how to do it,” said Richard Garriott, private astronaut and vice chairman of Space Adventures.

Mr. Garriott was born in the UK to American parents and moved with his family to Houston when his father became a NASA scientist-astronaut. While he often joked with his father about stowing away on a spaceship, he ended up not having to do that, instead parlaying his computer game fortune into investing in Space Adventures and purchasing the ticket to become the first private citizen to fly into space.

He trained for a year in Russia before flying to the ISS on October 21, 2008. While in orbit, Garriott participated in various educational outreach projects, communicating with students via Amateur Radio and carrying out experiments suggested by British schoolchildren. Today, he continues to promote space tourism through Space Adventures, while spearheading philanthropic efforts in Austin, Texas, where he makes his home. He regularly hosts the Austin Shakespeare Festival on his estate, Britannia Manor, as well as an annual concert and fundraiser for the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, a 227-acre wood west of Austin.

“Like all the great explorers, Richard has dedicated his life to reaching and pushing past the limits of humanity. His role as founder of various companies that have brought innovative concepts to life makes him the ideal ambassador for translating the ‘overview effect’ – the profound feeling of seeing the world from a new physical perspective, resulting in a shift in philosophical point of view – to the vast majority of humanity who has yet to see our world from outside its atmosphere. We look forward to working with him realizing our vision of sharing first-person perspectives of space, evoking the awe of actual spaceflight,” said Ryan Holmes, CEO of SpaceVR.

For more information on SpaceVR, please visit and follow us on Facebook at SpaceVR, Twitter @SpaceVR.

About SpaceVR

Founded in January 2015 by Ryan Holmes, CEO and Isaac Desouza, CTO, SpaceVR is the world’s first virtual reality platform with the ability to share live 3D, 360 degree content from the International Space Station (ISS). With key partnerships with NanoRocks to handle logistics, safety approvals and astronaut relations, and Made in Space to 3D print the camera mount on the ISS, SpaceVR is positioned to realize its mission of providing an experience that allows billions of people to feel like astronauts. This capability can help catalyze the “overview effect,” an experience of seeing firsthand the reality of Earth in space. In sharing this unique experience beyond the astronaut community, SpaceVR aims to unite humanity in protecting Earth’s fragile environment and working together to resolve conflict.
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Alisa Davis

Virtual Speech Center Releases TheraApp – A Complete One-Stop Solution for Speech and Language Therapy Apps

Burbank, CA, July 27, 2015 –(– Virtual Speech Center Inc., the leading provider of tablet applications for speech and language therapy, announced today the release of TheraApp, an iPad application including thousands of activities for speech and language therapy.

TheraApp is a comprehensive and dynamic mobile solution for the iPad designed by a speech and language pathologist for speech and language pathologists, special-education teachers, and school districts.

TheraApp includes thousands of activities that are aimed at helping students with their articulation, receptive and expressive language, auditory processing, reading, cognition and problem solving, and social skills. Each activity set offers multiple levels of difficulty and motivational games, making speech and language therapy fun and engaging. More activities will be added on a regular basis to TheraApp at no additional cost.

Articulation activities include professionally recorded audio recordings, flash cards, memory games, bingo games, and other built-in and motivational games (e.g., carnival games). Students’ productions can be audio recorded and played back as needed.

Language and cognitive activities include professionally recorded audio, flash cards, built-in games, and motivational games. You can introduce background noise and audio record students’ responses. Our language and cognitive activities target auditory comprehension and memory, vocabulary, “wh” questions, English tenses, syntax, sentence structure, sequencing, categories, word retrieval, pragmatic language, problem solving, high-level thinking and reasoning, and reading.

TheraApp is a huge time and money saver for busy school districts looking to simplify apps purchasing and deployment.

To learn more about TheraApp, visit
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Virtual Speech Center Inc.
Beata Klarowska M.S. CCC-SLP

Famous Billy Meier UFO Contact Case to be Presented in Kansas City August 14

Michael Horn will present the famous The Billy Meier UFO Case about the long-running Billy Meier extraterrestrial contact case which started in 1942 and continues to this day. The event is hosted by Un-X News Magazine and will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707W 47th St. Kansas City, Missouri on August 14, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Famous Billy Meier UFO Contact Case to be Presented in Kansas City August 14 Kansas City, MO, July 27, 2015 –(– Meier claims he was first contacted by extraterrestrials from the Pleaides at the age of five. According to Meier, the extraterrestrials shared information about the origin of the universe, earth history, science, reincarnation, genetic engineering, interplanetary space flight, destruction of the environment, military cover-ups and much more.

Billy Meier claims he was able to obtain hundreds of photos of spacecraft taken both day and night, and video footage of the craft. In addition to Meier, allegedly there are more than 70 people who have claimed to witness the evidence.

“I will share my beliefs as to how those who I view as the greatest opponents to the alleged authenticity of the still ongoing Billy Meier case – the governments and the UFO community itself – have affected our lives and safety,” says Horn about the upcoming event. “I will show Meier’s clear, detailed UFO photos, and share the prophetic information that Billy Meier began publishing in 1951 at 14 years of age has allegedly foretold the destruction now upon us and unfolding from environmental disasters, terrorism, epidemics and wars. I will also be sharing the specific recommendations from Meier and the Plejaren that they believe will help us assure our own very threatened future survival.”

Michael Horn will have DVDs of his film “And Did they Listen?” available at the event.

The event is sponsored by Un-X News Magazine and Missouri MUFON (Mutual UFO Network). Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Visit for tickets and more information. Contact Margie Kay, event director, at 816-833-1602 or
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Margie Kay
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Find Your Purpose Using Science: Atheist Analysis Television Interview with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Columbus, OH, July 28, 2015 –(– Can science really help you understand the purpose of life and teach you how to live a meaningful life? Atheist Analysis Television ( conducted an interview on this topic with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, the author of Find Your Purpose Using Science. Dr. Tsipursky is a tenure-track professor at Ohio State University. As a historian of science, he researches the intersection of history, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, focusing on meaning and purpose, decision-making, emotions, and agency. He is also a science popularizer, a best-selling author, and president of the nonprofit organization Intentional Insights ( His workbook combines an engaging narrative, stories from people’s lives, and research-informed exercises designed to help people cultivate a rich sense of meaning and purpose.

The interview with Dr. Tsipursky focused on whether science really can answer life’s big questions, such as “why am I here” and “what is the purpose of life for me?” These questions, as Dr. Tsipursky describes, have become answerable due to a recent wave of research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and medicine.

The findings reveal three science-informed strategies for finding purpose and living a meaningful life. The first set of strategies stems from the work of Victor Frankl, a Viennese psychiatrist who lived through the Holocaust concentration camps. In his research and work, both in the camps and afterward in private practice, he found that, in order for individuals to survive and thrive, it is crucial for each to self-reflect on their sense of purpose and meaning in life. The second set of strategies stem from studies showing that people have a higher sense of life meaning and purpose when they are part of a community and have strong social bonds. The third comes from extensive research that demonstrates how opportunities to serve others, whether in civic, charitable, private, or professional settings, results in a stronger sense of purpose and meaning in life. This sense of purpose, in turn, leads to better mental and physical well-being.

The workbook describes these strategies in much greater depth, with a free book version available at It was published by Intentional Insights, a nonprofit devoted to inspiring people to refine and reach their goals. This nonprofit provides research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns. Intentional Insights also offers free online classes, videotaped workshops, blogs, and other content on meaning and purpose, as well as in a variety of other topics.

Watch the interview and read the book to learn more about the three scientific strategies to help you find your purpose.
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Gleb Tsipursky

"A Dog Named Gucci" to Have Benefit Screening in Ephrata

Ephrata, PA, July 27, 2015 –(– The acclaimed documentary “A Dog Named Gucci,” from writer/director Gorman Bechard, will have a screening at the Ephrata Main Theatre on Tuesday, October 6 at 7PM. Admission is free with a can or bag of pet food per person to benefit the Lancaster County SPCA. This special screening is being presented by the movie and television streaming service Premiere.

He was hung by his neck, punched repeatedly, doused with lighter fluid, and set afire. That should have been the last thing a ten-week old puppy named Gucci would ever experience. His last contact with humans. His final moments of life.

But Doug James, standing on his porch nearby, heard the puppy’s cries and ran to help. He scared away the cowardly thugs who had perpetrated this heinous crime, and at the request of Gucci’s 15-year-old runaway owner, took the dog in for the night.

Thus began a 16-year odyssey of devotion and perseverance.

When Gucci was rescued by Doug, it seemed impossible that the badly burned pup would make it through the night. But Gucci, a Chow-Husky-mix, would live for sixteen years as Doug’s companion. As Gucci recovered, Doug did everything in his power to see that the dog’s three assailants were punished. However, the laws in Alabama were not on Gucci’s side. At worst the guilty would receive slaps on the wrists. That was not enough in the eyes of Doug James.

Together with local legislators, and with Gucci always faithfully by his side, Doug would see the “Gucci Bill” passed, changing the laws in Alabama and making domestic animal abuse a felony. He would witness Gucci go from being a survivor . . . to a rock star.

The film is a feature-length documentary that will bring the amazing story of Gucci and Doug James to life: from that horrible night of abuse, to the numerous operations to repair Gucci’s severely burned eyelids, to the legislation passed in his name to help prevent such a thing from ever happening again.

“A Dog Named Gucci” is a production of What Were We Thinking Films. Lynn Webb, Jay Smales, Scott Hudson, Brandon McCaw, Kimberly Ventre, and Kevin Carvell serve as executive producers. Kristine Bechard serves as producer. Music is provided by Dean Falcone. The film was produced, edited, written, and directed by Gorman Bechard.

More information on “A Dog Named Gucci” and the benefit screening at the Ephrata Main Theatre can be found at: and

About Gorman Bechard
Gorman Bechard is the author of six novels, “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Unwound” (under the pseudonym Jonathan Baine), “Ninth Square,” “The Hazmat Diary,” “Good Neighbors,” and “Balls.”

He directed and wrote the indie features “Friends (With Benefits)” (2009) and “You are Alone” (2006), the horror comedy cult-classic “Psychos in Love” (1986), as well as the award-winning shorts “Objects in the Mirror are Further Than They Appear” (2003) and “The Pretty Girl” (2000).

About Kevin Carvell
Kevin Carvell is a television and film producer and production advisor. He’s also a three-time Emmy® honoree and a recipient of a Best Short Film award from the 2014 San Diego Film Awards for “Zero,” from director William Wall, a film on which Carvell served as a co-producer. Most recently, Carvell served as an executive producer on the hit holiday fantasy film “The Christmas Dragon.” He also works for Pennsylvania cable television provider Blue Ridge and lends his time and resources as an animal welfare supporter.

About Premiere
Premiere is an Ephrata, PA-based free-on-demand video streaming service featuring hit movies, Hollywood classics, TV favorites, and documentaries. Premiere is currently available on Roku and Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players. Premiere is operated in partnership with streaming provider adRise, the creators of Tubi TV.
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