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Hurlock, Maryland (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
Getting an oil change is of the utmost importance if the driver wants the engine to stay running well.
Oil keeps the parts in the engine moving. Oil plays a supporting role in the combustion engine, without it the parts would not be able to move freely. The seals would just dry up and crack causing little bits of dirt and metal to clog the works.
One of the first choices a driver must face when it comes to oil is which oil to use; mineral or synthetic. Mineral oil is the stuff that comes from the ground and is created as part of the oil refining process. Synthetic oils are more expensive because they are chemically engineered. Synthetic oils have additives which keep the oil cleaner for a longer period of time.
Another thing a person should understand about oil is oil viscosity. Viscosity is the measure of how easily the oil flows. This means if the oil is thick or thin. The Society for Automobile Engineers tests all engine oil at 210 degrees Fahrenheit. These engineers than five the oil a rating from 20 to 60.
A driver should also know when to change their oil. The basic rule its every 3,000-5,000 or every three months. Whichever one comes first. Many cars now keep track of the oil and alert the driver when it is time for an oil change. This is helpful so that the driver doesn’t go to long without an oil change and create damage.
Motor oil also cools the engine. Antifreeze is responsible for a lot of the cooling, however it only cools the upper portion. Motor oil cools due to the fact that it circulates while dissipating the heat. It also helps reduce heat because it reduces friction.
Motor oil also cleans, it is designed to pick up any debris between parts. If the engine doesn’t stay clean than is becomes less efficient.
Skip McCracken, Service Director of Preston Nissan stated, “Getting your oil changed is really simple and doesn’t cost much either but has such a huge impact on the overall health of the vehicle, it is extremely important to get it change regularly.”
About Preston Automotive Group
Preston Automotive Group serves the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania areas with Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Hyundai, and Nissan brands. The auto group carries the largest selection of new and used cars and trucks. Additionally, the dealership services all makes and models, both imported and domestic cars with ASE certified and factory trained technicians. To further serve your automotive needs the Preston Automotive Group is also home to 3 auto body shops conveniently located around Delmarva in Preston, Cambridge, and the newest facility in Snow Hill, Maryland. Recently Preston Automotive Group added new Ford and Lincoln locations in Georgetown and Lewes, Delaware.
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(PRWEB) June 26, 2014
ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) Executive Director Jamie L. Bennett announced $ 14.7 million in 55 grants to creative placemaking projects that will work in 79 communities of all sizes across 31 states. In these projects, the arts will play an explicit and intentional role in helping to shape communities’ social, physical, and economic futures.
These grants represent 4% of the 1,270 letters of inquiry ArtPlace received this year and include eight states in which ArtPlace has not previously funded. This year, 31% of ArtPlace’s grants will go to projects working in rural communities, which compares with 17% last year.
This year’s projects include design, literary arts, performing arts, visual arts, and, for the first time ever, a media arts-focused project. This year’s grants include a notable uptick in creative interventions for improving physical environments through recycling, green initiatives, and site remediation, as well as a number of projects aimed at disaster recovery and resiliency. In addition to continuing to invest in community- and neighborhood-specific projects, ArtPlace has also increased its investments in projects that collect a series of local interventions under a regional strategy, an approach that has emerged in both rural and urban settings.
Including this year’s grants, ArtPlace has invested a total of $ 56.8 million in 189 projects in 122 communities across 42 states and the District of Columbia since 2012.
Mr. Bennett said, “We are thrilled to be able to invest in communities that have recognized the role that the arts can play in community planning and development. The range of projects this year reflects the dynamism of the creative placemaking field in this country, and also demonstrates the commitment, imagination, and vision of the community partners who have come together in them. While each community’s story is individually compelling, it is even more powerful to consider the projects together as a national movement that continues to gain momentum and scale.”
F. Javier Torres, ArtPlace’s newly appointed Director of National Grantmaking, additionally announced that ArtPlace has received a one-time grant of $ 100,000 from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to leverage its investments in the projects being done by The Noyes Museum of Art in Atlantic City, NJ, and the Coopers Ferry Partnership in Camden, NJ.
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation President and CEO Chris Daggett said, “We are proud to support the field of creative placemaking in New Jersey through this grant to ArtPlace. The Foundation has a strong history of supporting both of these organizations directly, and we are thrilled to now help connect them with the national conversation and field of practice.”
Mr. Torres added, “We are eager to continue to expand the support for creative placemaking in this country. Having the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation join us in this way presents a new model for partnering with regionally focused philanthropies who share our commitment to making communities more sustainable, safe, and enjoyable.” Information about all the 2014 ArtPlace projects is available at http://www.artplaceamerica.org.
Examples of 2014 ArtPlace grantee projects:
Alaska Arts Confluence
Although Haines is home to Fort Seward, a destination for many cruise ships, its vacant downtown storefronts leave much of the town disconnected from this important tourism economy. The Alaska Arts Confluence will contribute to the revitalization of downtown Haines by engaging the town’s many resident artists to transform vacant storefronts into active art galleries. The Confluence will commission local artists to create signage connecting these galleries with the Fort Seward tourist traffic and Chilkat artists to create a totem pole at the Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village and Wellness Center being built one block from Main Street.
Los Angeles, CA
Play the LA River is the launch project of Project 51, a collective of artists, designers, community organizers, scholars, and urban planners. People will be invited en masse to sites along the Los Angeles River through a year-long, multi-pronged public art initiative. Through playful activities, interactions, festivals, and performances, the project will bring the 51-mile concrete river to life as a vital civic corridor and public space in Los Angeles and surrounding cities. The engagement is designed to reconnect residents with their waterfront while asking them to help imagine what future development along the River might be.
Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Public Art on the Greenway connects the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s 1.5 miles of green spaces in downtown Boston by using a combination of artworks, wall-sized murals, shipping container galleries, and artist conversations to engage the public. The project features both temporary exhibits and permanent installations.
MoDCaR (Metropolitan Observatory of Digital Culture and Representation)
Building on the extraordinary musical legacy of Detroit’s Oakland North End, the Metropolitan Observatory of Digital Media and Representation, working with local stakeholders, will reactivate one linear mile of historic Oakland Avenue. O.N.E. Mile will leverage a network of architects, musicians, urban designers, contemporary artists, and community advocates to collectively plan and produce a series of vibrant civic interventions with installations, performances, events, and architectural mediations.
Coop New West Jackson
Coop New West Jackson is a project addressing neighborhood blight, deterioration, and population decline with the installation of a new multi-faceted public amenity. The Grenada Street Folk Garden, an innovatively landscaped urban farm that merges cultural folk art, ecology, and agriculture, is part of a strategy to engage and empower this low-income community through entrepreneurial opportunities, folk arts programming, affordable access to fresh food, and shared recreational green space for participatory and creative play.
City of Fargo
World Gardens Commons is an artist-led initiative that engages Fargo’s diverse communities in transforming an 18-acre storm-water detention basin into a multi-purpose and ecologically sound public commons. While the grass-covered basins effectively control torrential seasonal flooding, they are barren spaces that challenge neighborhood connectivity. The project includes restored meadows, walking trails, natural playgrounds, and spaces for gatherings and activities. It will serve as a pilot for other infrastructure redesigns throughout Fargo.
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
Santo Domingo Tribe
With a committee of distinguished artists and designers—including landscape architect Laurie Olin—the Santo Domingo Pueblo is focused on developing a heritage trail to connect New Mexico’s second largest pueblo nation with a newly constructed commuter rail station that will provide access to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The trail will combine safety and convenience with identity, placemaking, and cultural expression. The project also creates new, artist-centric economic opportunities within the Pueblo. Through a partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, the Tribe will also explore how to understand and measure the ways that this trail will benefit physical and mental health.
The Village of Arts and Humanities
The Village of Arts and Humanities, an organization carrying out a range of arts-focused community development programs, grew out of the artistic and activist work of choreographer Arthur Hall and visual artist Lily Yeh. The Village inaugurated an artist residency program this year, in which artists live and work in the North Philadelphia community. These five-month residencies enable both formal and informal interactions among artists and neighbors, including conversations, programs, apprenticeships, and workshops, and culminate in the execution of a transformative project rooted equally in artistic practice and community engagement. The grant will continue these residencies after a successful pilot stage.
The project brings together Austin’s creative communities, city planners, developers, and local residents to envision and prototype a creative district of affordable living, working, learning, and exhibition and performance space at thinkEAST, a 24-acre former industrial site in East Austin. A “pop-up” Fusebox Festival on the property will comprise multidisciplinary performances, installations, and community events modelling a “living charrette” for a vibrant, creative, mixed use community of the future. The final stage of the project will develop a district master plan and business plan for thinkEAST to be presented to stakeholders and City Council.
Abington, VA and nine other rural Virginia communities
The Barter Theatre will develop and implement a creative industry cluster that will activate performing arts centers in nine rural towns in Southwest Virginia by creating a regional touring network and sharing programmatic and operational resources. Productions will include plays with Appalachian themes and writers and folk music of the region. The project complements an ongoing effort to help communities revive their downtown historic theaters. For a full list of 2014 projects and finalists, http://www.artplaceamerica.org.
About ArtPlace America
ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) advances the field of creative placemaking, in which art and culture plays an explicit and central role in shaping communities’ social, physical, and economic futures. To date, ArtPlace has awarded $ 56.8 million through 189 grants to projects serving 122 communities across 42 states and the District of Columbia.
ArtPlace is a collaboration among the Barr Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Ford
Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The William Penn Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, The Surdna Foundation, and two anonymous donors.
ArtPlace seeks advice and counsel from its close working relationships with the following federal agencies: the National Endowment for the Arts, the US Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Education, and Transportation, along with leadership from the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Domestic Policy Council.
ArtPlace has additional partnership from six major financial institutions: Bank of America, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Chase, MetLife, and Morgan Stanley.
Several of ArtPlace’s foundation partners have deep commitments to their local and regional communities and have provided enhanced funding for communities of all sizes in Alaska, California, and Minnesota; and for rural and non-metropolitan communities throughout Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Enhanced funding also exists to support the cities of Akron, OH; Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA; Charlotte, NC; Detroit, MI; Macon, GA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Jose, CA; and St. Paul, MN. Additionally, several funders are interested in ensuring the participation and representation of folk and traditional arts, Native American arts, and the performing arts.
The deadline for submission for a 2015 grant application will be announced later this year. For more information or to join ArtPlace’s mailing list, visit http://www.artplaceamerica.org.
The layout of Philadelphia as a city plan.
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Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
In response to a rapidly growing Hispanic patient population, The Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute has launched a Spanish language cosmetic surgery website to enhance overall patient experience within the Spanish speaking community. In addition to the website, The Bitar Institute has increased the number of Spanish speaking staff members, furthering efforts to provide better service and care for this demographic group.
“We have seen a huge increase in the last two years in the number of Spanish speaking patients that call and visit our office,” said Dr. George Bitar, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director at the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute. “The population of the Northern Virginia area is very multi-cultural, and our goal is to grow and evolve with our community and clientele.”
National statistics support this growing trend. According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Hispanics had nearly 1.5 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2010. Hispanics led all minority groups in the number of procedures performed in 2010, comprising 11 percent of the 13.1 million cosmetic plastic surgery total.
“Fifty percent of our staff is fluent in Spanish including myself,” said Dr. Robert Centeno MD, FACS, MBA. “Our staff understands the individual needs and cosmetic preferences of this and other ethnic and racial groups very well. Our experience, expertise and understanding are crucial to our ability to provide the best care and service possible.”
The Bitar Institute was established in 2002 by Dr. George Bitar, an award- winning board certified plastic surgeon. The Bitar Institute is a multi-location institute with a highly trained staff that is fluent in Spanish, French, Arabic and English, offering safe and effective treatments ranging from skin care to cosmetic surgery. The Institute’s philosophy is image, beauty, and transformation to promote self-confidence and a healthy lifestyle via modern med spa services, skin care, and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. George Bitar, MD, FACS
Dr. George Bitar is an award winning board certified plastic surgeon that has performed over 10,000 cosmetic facial and body procedures. Dr. Bitar completed an Aesthetic International fellowship in Beverly Hills, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, London, New York, South Africa and Australia. Dr. Bitar has also been listed as a top plastic surgeon in the USA by Castle-Connolly. He has been named Washingtonian Magazines’ Top Plastic Surgeons, and Top Plastic Surgeon by Northern Virginia Magazine and Health and Beauty Magazine. He has been featured on television shows including Healthline, The Prudent Advisor and WUSA Channel 9. Dr. Bitar earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Robert Centeno, MD, FACS, MBA
Dr. Robert F. Centeno is a board certified Plastic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Centeno graduated from the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Drexel University and completed his General Surgery residency training at the Graduate-MCP Hahnemann University Hospital. During medical school he completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His Plastic Surgery residency was completed at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine where he served as administrative chief resident and fellowship training in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital-New York University School of Medicine, the nation’s busiest cosmetic surgery center.
For more information or to schedule an interview please contact:
The Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute
3025 Hamaker Court, Suite 109
Fairfax, VA 22031
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This museum features over 200 galleries filled with treasures spanning continents and cultures, drawn from a collection of more than 400,000 works of art. The huge stone edifice of the museum, supported by majestic Doric columns, looks over the Schuylkill River. Scale the steps made famous in the "Rocky" movies.
In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art was ranked #24 on the AIA 150 America’s Favorite Architecture list.
The illusion of liberty is the oil that makes the gears of American politics mesh. Without this grand illusion, citizens might actually wrest government control away from the political criminal class and demand Constitutional governance.
The average American citizen of the late 18th century was a person who could read and write eloquently, intelligently debate complicated issues, and took up arms against tyranny and excessive taxation. Remember that the Federalist Papers were a series of 85 newspaper articles that appeared in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. They were written to the average reader on the street, not to intellectuals in some university publication. The authors wanted to encourage ratification of the new Constitution and influence its interpretation.
Compare that 1788 citizen with today’s American. Over the last 100 or so years, the government schools have been wildly successful in omitting Constitution education and Civics from the curriculum. They also omitted competent math and science education. According to the 2006 report of the US Department of Education’s Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the American education is ranked #21 of the top 30 nations for science, and #25 of the top 30 nations for math. Azerbaijani students had higher math scores than American kids, and Latvian kids scored higher than Americans in science. Consequently, we have a population that is largely ignorant and uneducated, and ill equipped to live as free people.
But they do very well as sheep.
In place of true education, the American students of the 20th and 21st centuries have been force-fed a pablum of political correctness, social justice and a high priority given to sports, washed down with gallons of racial divisiveness and false patriotism.
Thus undernourished on this toxic stew, and dedicated to entertainment above all, Americans make meaningless choices and think they are free.
For the most part, American are compliant and credulous, willing to believe on slight or uncertain evidence. If comes to them from radio, or TV, or in their favorite magazine or newspaper, it must be true. For over 100 years they have been taught to be good order takers, good factory workers, good followers and good soldiers.
Think about it. Here are the choices you get on a daily basis:
Cash or Credit
Paper or plastic
Regular or No-lead
Shell or Exxon
2-Door or 4-Door
Domestic or Foreign
Whole or skim milk
Regular or decaf coffee
Fat or low-fat
Over-easy or scrambled
Latte or espresso
Dairy or non-dairy creamer
Smoking or Non-smoking
Window or Aisle
AM or FM
Pepsi or Coke
Light beer or Regular
Burial or Cremation
The simplest, drooling moron could make those choices successfully. However, to make some of the next choices calls for more gray matter than rests in most of the American psyche.
Vote or Don’t Vote
PC or Mac
Gay or Straight
Liberal or Conservative
Pro-life or Pro-abortion
Democrat or Republican
McCain or Obama
Adherence to or ignoring the Constitution
Sound money or Federal Reserve notes
Balanced budgets or Deficit spending
Religion or Secularism
Creationism or Evolution
Free speech or Permitted speech
Notice a few things about the last list. First, many of these choices are also meaningless, but with more serious consequences. “Democrat” and “Republican” are the two faces on the same coin of Big Government servitude. No matter which side of the coin you choose, you still get the coin. Second, many of the terms are without definitions anchored in reality. For example, today’s “Liberal” and “Conservative” bear no resemblance to the original terms.
What is religion? Do you practice religion or seek truth? There is sometimes a difference.
We just completed a Memorial Day celebration. Millions of people flocked to their town squares, streets, churches and cemeteries to pay homage to the war dead. Few of those celebrating Memorial Day would ever admit that none of the men and women of the 20th and 21st century wars died actually protecting America and its Constitution.
But they have the ILLUSION…the erroneous, teary-eyed viewpoint…that those soldiers died protecting our freedom. I think they would be hard pressed to actually define just how “American freedom” got protected in places like Vietnam, or Grenada, or France, or Afghanistan. No one since the British in 1812 has attacked the United States mainland. Yet the illusion of liberty persists like a smoker’s cough.
The illusion of liberty is the widely-held notion that will keep America from actually experiencing true liberty.
“The reason people call it “The America Dream” is that you have to be asleep to believe it.”
Copyright 2009 by Russell D. Longcore
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