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PSI-Pay has been in the news lately. It is mainly due to their global effect on market currencies and e-money. They have been in business since 2007 and are still going strong. They offer their clients a no-hassle routine to do their banking. It does not matter whether you are are withdrawing or depositing money, PSI-Pay offers a risk-free way to manage your account without needing the middleman.

 

We sat down to talk with PSI-Pay recently and here is what they had to say.

 

1) What is e-money, exactly? How does it relate to my traditional banking?

 

“That is a great question! E-money is electronic money, more or less. It is a type of currency called “Fiat.” You create an account with us and do your banking. Our clients use it mainly for their online stuff, but they can transfer funds back and forth into their traditional bank account. Do you use Paypal? It is similar to that, maybe a little more upscale.”

 

2)I have heard a lot about Bitcoin. What is that? Is it safe to use?

 

“Well, it is a form of cryptocurrency. The only authentication process it goes through right now is a bunch of computers. Bitcoin is not printed using Fiat money. There is only, maybe, 21 million units printed. They do that because of inflation. Is it safe? It is as safe as any other cryptocurrency, I guess. I suggest you do your research on it before you start buying up Bitcoin left and right. Make sure that you are buying it through a legit company or person. The reason is that it is not as regulated right now, as it should be.”

 

3)Is there a difference between the two? Some say they are pretty much the same thing

 

There is a difference between the two. The main difference is that e-money is more regulated. It works with a traditional banking unit. In other words, we have a central figure looking at what happens. Bitcoin does not have that. Unfortunately, that makes the transactions riskier, especially when you do not know what you are doing. The other thing is that e-money, like any other digital currency, is stored somewhere. Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, is not. That involves, again, more risk.

 

You can read more of what PSI-Pay and I talked about by clicking on their official page.

Taxi Drivers In New York City Fight Back Against Uber

Taxi drivers in the city of New York gathered at City Hall Tuesday in hopes of influencing the city to impose stronger regulations on services like Uber to provide rides to passengers. The protests come on the heels of five taxi driver suicides in the last five months.

Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the Taxi Workers Alliance in New York says that these services have caused the income potential for taxi drivers to diminish which has caused much despair among them.

The Workers Alliance is calling for limitations to be placed on the number of cars from ride-hailing services that can be in use on the streets of New York. The organization also thinks the city can help the plight of its taxi driver community by applying minimum fares across the industry.

Many taxi drivers in the city of New York say they have experienced a substantial decrease in wages since the additional competition was introduced by way of ride-hailing services.

Ms. Desai expressed her concern for the taxi driver community by emphasizing that she has never seen the level of despair that currently exists. Desai’s group organized the rally one week following the recovery of taxi driver Yu Mein Chow’s body from the East River.

Chow was a cab driver working in Queens, New York and had been missing since May 11. Mr. Chow had struggled recently with trying to pay a $700,000 loan he used to purchase the permit that was necessary to allow him to gather passengers on the streets of New York City. Chow was also recently alerted to the fact that his wife was suffering from stage 4 cancer.

Yu Mein’s brother, Richard Chow, is also a cab driver in the city of New York and says that he now has to work about 14 hours a day to earn the same amount of money that he would need to work eight hours a day to earn just five years ago. Richard, who is 59 years old, says that he loved his brother and laments the fact that Yu Mein left behind an ailing wife and daughter.

Four other cab drivers in the city have committed suicide since December. One of them, Doug Schifter, took his life while outside of City Hall.

Doe Deere Takes Lime Crime Makeup To London At Feelunique’s Pop Up Shop

It doesn’t matter what corner of the globe you’re at, many of us are obsessed with beautiful makeup and the hot trends that develop from creative minds like Doe Deere’s.

 

The former Russian native had always been attracted by vivid colors and fantasy figures as a young girl. Even at a pre-teen age, Doe Deere had an entrepreneurial spirit and sold temporary tattoos to her classmates.

 

Now, the pretty cosmetics guru has taken her Lime Crime brand to the young and beautiful in London. A recent item in the Stylist reported that the CEO and founder of Lime Crime was collaborating with popular Feelunique in the capital of the United Kingdom.

 

Feelunique x Lime Crime Pop Up Shop debuted in late April, and beauty customers are loving the uniqueness of Lime Crime makeup with its fiercely bold color palettes, fairy-like glitter and iridescence and cosmetics that seem to stay on for the entire day.

 

Doe Deere told the Stylist that her makeup has become in some ways a cult favorite. Her grunge eyeshadow kits, the Venus Palettes, are a fine example of this. There are now four of these Venus kits, and the newest one is the Venus 3 Palette. It’s sexy, strong and fun to collect, and this sequel contains lots of purple/pink passion and power in mattes and shimmers. It’s girlie in an elegant grunge.

 

Eyeshadows can be tricky purchasing, but women are drawn to Lime Crime’s formulas because they have gorgeous depth, glide on like silk and come in cool-looking textures. These shadows are quality-made and don’t crease or trickle down the cheeks.

 

Doe Deere has become a master at budge-proof makeup, and that’s a huge plus that makeup wearers demand. Lime Crime’s famous Unicorn and Velvetines lipsticks are the original liquid/matte formulas that come in a striking variety of shades that stay put once the lipstick glides on your lips.

 

Plushies is another fabulous lippy that creates a softer focus on color with the lip plumpness that women crave. British women are enjoying Lime Crime’s sheer lipsticks in shades like Milk Tea, Cola, Rosebud, Gum Drop and Smokey.

 

Another reason people fall in love with Lime Crime makeup is based on a purely ethical matter. The makeup brand has always been vegan and cruelty-free, and strict organizations like PETA and the Leaping Bunny have given their seal of approval and certification to Lime Crime cosmetics.

 

Doe Deere remains active in everything beautiful and becomes inspired by the street. Social media also plays a key role in defining new trends and welcoming in unusual makeup alternatives.

 

Lime Crime dares to be different, and that’s always a good thing. Learn more: https://bellissimabe.com/missing-doe-deeres-unicorn-collection-crime/

Seattle Homeless Celebrate Passage of Affordable Housing Bill

Advocates for the homeless are celebrating throughout the country as Congress passed the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017. Introduced with bipartisan support led by Democrat Maria Cantwell of Washington and Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah, the bill sets nearly $3 billion in federal funds to help build housing for low income individuals and families. News of the bill’s passage was met with particular excitement in Seattle. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Seattle is one of the five most expensive cities in the country, with rents averaging $1,842 per month for a one-bedroom apartment. High rent rates created a significant homeless population in the city, with Seattle and its outlying suburbs having the third largest homeless population in the country.

To mark the bill’s passage, Senator Cantwell joined Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan in a visit to Patrick Place, a low-income apartment building in the city. In addition to offering more affordable rent for residents, Patrick Place also offers mental health and addiction counseling centers, as well as physical rehabilitation facilities. Speaking with residents of Patrick Place, Cantwell and Durkan heard stories of how the program helped them get back on their feet and live more fulfilled lives. Speaking to resident Dennis Bateman, Cantwell and Durkan heard how Patrick Place helped him lead a sober lifestyle and get a steady job.

While the full impact of the bill on Seattle is currently unknown, Cantwell estimates that at least three or four more Patrick Place style centers will be built in the greater Seattle area. Dan Watson, Deputy Chief of the Regional Housing Authority in King County, told reporters that initial estimates are that nationally an additional 29,000 affordable houses will be built in the next four years.

Family Wins $1.6 million From Bedbug Case

On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, a family in Los Angeles was given $1.6 million in a bedbug case. This was the largest amount of money awarded to a single family in a case pertaining to bedbugs. The money was awarded by a civil jury in a court in Alhambra.

In 2010, the Martinez family lived in Inglewood’s Kahala Islander Apartments. For months, they were exposed to bedbugs. The one who suffered the most was a baby named Jorge Jr. There were bites all over his body. The baby would constantly scratch the bites, which resulted in scars. This greatly stressed out his family.

As the bedbug problem persisted, the Martinez family complained to the people who managed the apartments. Management advised them to throw out every single piece of furniture. It took months for the bedbug problem to go away.

Jorge Jr, now eight years old, still has the scars. His family is setting aside some of the money that they were awarded to treat the scars in the future. The legal professional who is representing the apartment building refused to comment on the case about the Martinez family.

The little boy’s family still lives in South Los Angeles, though they currently live in a different apartment.

Bedbugs are parasitic insects that feed off of the blood of warm-blooded mammals. The word “bedbugs” is misleading because they can be found anywhere in a dwelling. They are very versatile in terms of where they live. Bedbugs are especially notorious in highly populated urban areas. Bites can be very itchy, which is the reason why Jorge Jr. kept scratching himself in the Inglewood apartment. Bedbugs that are well-fed can live for about several months. Without food, a bedbug can live for roughly 70 days. These little creatures are a major cause of anxiety for many people.

Dr. Saad Saad’s Career as a Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Saad is an accomplished pediatric surgeon. He is known for his humanitarian work. He has received three humanitarian awards over the years. He has performed many successful surgeries over his 40-year career. The pediatrician is based out of Eatontown, New Jersey.

 

Dr. Saad has been performing surgeries for many decades. His experience and accomplishments are recognized by his peers. Even the Saudi Royal Family has taken notice. He has received 3 awards for his humanitarian work. Two awarded by the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), and one by the Governor of Ramallah who is with the Ministry of Health.

 

His humanitarian work started in 2002 with a young boy who had suffered a gunshot wound in the West Bank. The child’s life had been saved by the doctors at a local Israeli hospital. However, his injuries were complicated, and he needed further attention. The PCRF contacted Dr. Saad and asked him if he would help the patient. Dr. Saad did not hesitate. The PCRF flew the young patient to the United States. Dr. Saad performed surgery, repairing his intestines and the hole in his stomach. The surgery was a success.

 

In 2010, Dr. Saad performed another surgery on a young girl from the West Bank. The baby girl was born with her intestines on the outside of her body. The local doctors in Palestine tried to help but needed further assistance. The young girl, just under two years old now, was flown out to Dr. Saad in the United States for surgery. The surgery took over five hours and was successful. Learn more: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted

 

Moving onto 2013, PCRF once again approached Dr. Saad. Another child needed help. A young boy from the Gaza Strip had been hit by a bomb which had paralyzed one of his legs. He had been an avid soccer player but was now confined to a wheelchair. The boy needed qualified medical attention. Dr. Saad used his influence and connections to help the boy and his family to find the help they needed. The child, with the help of Dr. Saad, received a nerve transplant in the U.S. and was able to go on to use his leg again.

 

After Dr. Saad had performed surgery on the boy in 2003, the PCRF asked if the good doctor would travel to Palestine to perform other surgeries. Dr. Saad agreed and proceeded to Palestine in 2008. He had a mission, and he wanted to be there to assist the poor and underprivileged. He has made many more trips to help children who could benefit from his expertise.

 

Dr. Saad is an accomplished pediatric surgeon and a recognized humanitarian. His mission is to help the poor and underprivileged children. He has over 40 years of experience in his field and is admired by his peers.

Supreme Court Lets Flint Water Lawsuits Continue

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that two separate class-action lawsuits relating to the Flint water crisis may proceed. The suits were filed by residents of the city, who are seeking civil rights claims against state and city officials because of how the city’s water supply became contaminated with lead.

The court’s decision confirmed a ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio back in July of 2017, which overturned a lower court ruling that threw out the cases. In its decision, the Supreme Court denied appeals that were filed by officials representing the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the city of Flint and the Genesee County’s drainage commissioner.

In the earlier decision, the circuit court ruled that the lawsuits could proceed because they did not run counter to a statue in the Safe Drinking Water Act that precludes individuals from seeking monetary damages against government bodies because of unsafe drinking water.

The city of Flint, which is mostly black, changed its source of public water from Lake Huron to the Flint River back in April of 2014. They did this to save money, but because the water from the river was so polluted it caused lead contamination when it interacted with the city’s pipes. Lead contamination can stunt cognitive development in children, and no amount of lead — no matter how small — is considered safe.

In October of 2015, the city switched its water supply back to Lake Huron, but the level of lead in the city’s water supply exceeded federal standards until the early part of 2017.

Many lawsuits against government officials have been filed because of the water crises, including against the state’s governor Rick Snyder.

Neither government officials nor the plaintiffs in the cases issued statements in regards to the Supreme Court’s decision.

Young Girl’s Family Deals With Her Death After Parkland Shooting

A 14-year-old girl died after someone started shooting at a Florida school on Valentine’s Day. There were 16 other people who were killed by the shooter. Most families have tried to move on from the event, dealing with their emotions the best way that they can. Alyssa Alhadeff’s family has left her room just as it was before she went to school that day in Parkland County. The young girl leaves behind her parents and her brothers. They haven’t managed to go into her bedroom to make any changes. There are still books on the floor, nail polish on her desk and clothes on her bed. It’s as though Alyssa is still coming home from school, but her parents know that she won’t be back to the home to put up her belongings or talk to any of her family members.

Alyssa’s mother has sat on the floor of her daughter’s bedroom, crying and wearing her daughter’s clothes to try to cope with why someone entered a high school in Parkland and started shooting. Alyssa’s mother tries to spend time in the bedroom because it makes her feel close to her little girl. She uses her daughter’s perfume. She can’t eat like she did before the shooting, and she doesn’t get out of the house. Alyssa was smart and took many honors classes in school. When Alyssa’s mother received a message about the shooting, she knew that her daughter was in trouble. Officers pushed her back to the crowd that formed outside the school, not letting anyone inside the building. A few hours later, she knew that her daughter had been killed. A nonprofit organization has been established to help with the funeral costs that the families have as well as other monetary assistance because some parents have taken time off of work to cope with their losses.

Dr. Saad Saad’s Key Life Lessons and Academic Background

Dr. SaadSaad is highly venerated in the field of medicine, thanks to his vast experience and training. The now retired pediatric surgeon boasts over 45 years working experience. Recently, Dr. Saad held an interview with Blogwebpedia and discussed many things, among them his motivation to become a physician and most important life lessons. With a focused mindset, the good doctor believes anyone can achieve whatever they set out to accomplish. He encourages any individual looking to achieve success to avoid targeting anything less. Using his own example, DrSaad said he set out to become a pediatric surgeon during his high school years. While visiting his brother in Kuwait, the heat wave brought emanating from the hot summer took its toll causing him to fall sick and faint. DrSaad eventually decided that outdoor labor or activity wasn’t something he wanted to do.

 

Interestingly, the hot Kuwaiti summer is what inspired him to become a medic. DrSaad came to the US as a Palestinian refugee and followed through his dream to become a surgeon, and not only that but one who is innovative, successful and experienced. He also appreciates his father for the guidance and the discipline he instilled in him. Dr. Saad’s second life lesson is a resolution that says, do not postpone an accomplishment or task to a later date if you can complete it today. Having lived by this rule, DrSaad decided to make the most out of each day while observing strong work ethics. When he immigrated to the US, DrSaad’sfirst set his sights on becoming a US Board Certified pediatric surgeon. He knew this was not going to be easy, but was fully committed. With hard work, Dr. Saad became the only board certified pediatric surgeon in the US in the mid 80’s that was fluent in English and Arabic.

 

Upon graduation, DrSaad took up a pediatric surgeon’s job offered to him by the Saudi Royal family. He came back to the US and spearheaded a number of innovations, including overseeing minimal surgical procedures in children. Under his watch, over 2,000 children benefited from the program. A Healthgrades overview offers a detailed summary of Dr. Saad’s academic background and practice. The pediatric surgery has been operating out of Eatontown in New Jersey for over 30 years, specializing in thoracic and pediatric surgery. After his undergraduate studies, DrSaad went to the Cairo University Medical Hospital and graduated from the Medical School in 1971. He completed his first hospital residency in 1979 at the Medical University of South Carolina. He followed this through by completing his fellowship hospital at American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Surgeons in 1984 and 1989 respectively. Learn more: http://www.jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com/jsumc/newseventsandclasses/pressreleases/Press-Release.cfm?customel_dataPageID_2021=495087

 

Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Saad Saad

Dr. Saad Saad, is a pediatric surgeon raised in Kuwait and born in Palestine. Studying at Cairo University in Egypt he where he received his medical degree. Soon after graduating second in his class with honors, he came to the United States to do what he learned from Cairo University, completing his residency in pediatric surgery while developing new pediatric surgical procedures. In a 40 year span, Saad Saad has successfully performed thousands of surgeries on infants, young children, and even teenagers, whether they can afford the surgery or not. For example, Dr. Saad Saad has traveled to Jerusalem eight times on a medical mission to complete surgery on children that was too complex to be done locally, so he was willing to take out his time to save lives at no cost to the people. He took into account a statement from Abraham Lincoln that “We are all created equal in the eyes of God.” What that means to him being a surgeon is, all of the children were created with the same body parts that he works on, so there is no discrimination when it comes to the quality of life.

 

Some of his training that led to being able to perform these complex surgeries came from his mentor American Dr. H Biemann Othersen, the most accomplished pediatric surgeon in the United States. The most important lesson Dr. Saad Saad learned from his mentor was that, before you even perform surgery you must love to treat all children the same no matter where they are from, and no matter the background. His standard is always to be honest and kind, especially being aware that the child and the family dealing with such a difficult time are going to be more receptive and optimistic that the surgery will turn out well when you choose to carry yourself this way.

 

To this day, Saad Saad is consistently researching innovative ways to keep expanding his knowledge regarding pediatric surgery, making him even more valuable in the medical field. What he recommends for others after what he experienced in life is, to become successful in any venture just make sure you persevere with hard work and everything else will take care of itself! Learn more:  http://www.jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com/jsumc/newseventsandclasses/pressreleases/Press-Release.cfm?customel_dataPageID_2021=495087