Devin Fitzpatrick Interior Consultant- Services Interior Design

Devin Fitzpatrick Interior Consultant- Services Interior Design

Devin Fitzpatrick Interiors provides thoughtful and curated interior design and art consulting that is centered on each client’s style, goals and budget.  Finding inspiration in the rich details of the past along with modern simplicity, DFI works to achieve timeless and inspired interiors that are tailored to each client.

Whether it is recommending new paint colors, suggesting new furniture or detailing a complete interior, DFI can help with residential and commercial projects large and small.  With a thoughtful and gentle approach, Devin enjoys collaborating with a team and working with clients individually, especially clients who are hiring a designer for the first time.

DFI’s ranges of services include:

  • Space planning and furniture placement (incorporating existing and new pieces together)
  • Selection of furniture, fabric, lighting, window treatment and accessories
  • Curating, placing and sizing artwork (see Art Consulting)
  • Custom casework and furniture design
  • Selection of interior finishes
  • Paint color selection
  • Specifying appliances, hardware and plumbing fixtures
  • Drawings for contractor pricing and construction
  • Project management and owner representation

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Review: Kids Chance

Eastern donates time and resources to enrich the communities in which we live, work and serve. Our company provides substantial financial support and our employees generously donate their time and talents to many community organizations and charitable events.

Corporately, Eastern supports several Kids’ Chance programs. The national Kids’ Chance, Inc. organization helps to create, assist and support the many statewide Kids’ Chance organizations and similar programs that provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job.

In addition to sponsoring various Kids’ Chance fundraisers, such as the Kids’ Chance of PA 5/10K Fun Walk/Run, Eastern underwrites a $5,000 annual “Fresh Outlooks, Better Outcomes” scholarship to support a student pursuing a degree in insurance, safety, finance or actuarial science. If you or someone you know might be eligible for a Kids’ Chance scholarship, click here to complete the online application (HURRY, THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2015) or send an email for more information.

Eastern has been a sponsor of the Big 33 since 1999. Big 33’s mission is to produce the premier high school all-star football game in the United States that is much more than a game showcasing and developing excellence in students and the community—it also raises funds for academic scholarships and other charitable activities. Eastern is the official presenter for the Big 33 Host Family awards.

Eastern has a strong track record of support for the United Way, and has been recognized for its high level of contributions and creative campaigns for local United Way organizations’ Annual Campaigns and Day of Caring events. The United Way partners with organizations such as Eastern to advance the common good and mobilize the caring power of communities in which we live and work. The United Way focuses its efforts on education, financial stability, and health.

In addition, Eastern provides a Matching Gifts Program to further its employees’ charitable giving. Our service offices field company-sponsored teams for various fundraisers, host JEANS days to benefit charitable causes and campaigns, and contribute money to a wide variety of local organizations and events.

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Review: Kids Chance

Eastern donates time and resources to enrich the communities in which we live, work and serve. Our company provides substantial financial support and our employees generously donate their time and talents to many community organizations and charitable events.

Corporately, Eastern supports several Kids’ Chance programs. The national Kids’ Chance, Inc. organization helps to create, assist and support the many statewide Kids’ Chance organizations and similar programs that provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job.

In addition to sponsoring various Kids’ Chance fundraisers, such as the Kids’ Chance of PA 5/10K Fun Walk/Run, Eastern underwrites a $5,000 annual “Fresh Outlooks, Better Outcomes” scholarship to support a student pursuing a degree in insurance, safety, finance or actuarial science. If you or someone you know might be eligible for a Kids’ Chance scholarship, click here to complete the online application (HURRY, THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2015) or send an email for more information.

Eastern has been a sponsor of the Big 33 since 1999. Big 33’s mission is to produce the premier high school all-star football game in the United States that is much more than a game showcasing and developing excellence in students and the community—it also raises funds for academic scholarships and other charitable activities. Eastern is the official presenter for the Big 33 Host Family awards.

Eastern has a strong track record of support for the United Way, and has been recognized for its high level of contributions and creative campaigns for local United Way organizations’ Annual Campaigns and Day of Caring events. The United Way partners with organizations such as Eastern to advance the common good and mobilize the caring power of communities in which we live and work. The United Way focuses its efforts on education, financial stability, and health.

In addition, Eastern provides a Matching Gifts Program to further its employees’ charitable giving. Our service offices field company-sponsored teams for various fundraisers, host JEANS days to benefit charitable causes and campaigns, and contribute money to a wide variety of local organizations and events.

Richard Isaacs MD: Promenade Medical Office to Elk Grove

Kaiser health, wellness facility coming to Elk Grove

On June 16, Kaiser Doctors and area leaders broke ground at what will eventually be the new Promenade Medical Office Building in south Elk Grove.

The two-story, 67,000- square-foot Kaiser Permanente facility will be designed to focus on matters affecting patients’ mind, body and soul.

It will feature a 50-meter outdoor sports track that will be part of a 4,000-square-foot Sports Medicine Center where athletes can be evaluated and rehabilitated.

In addition to the sports center, the medical office will also house adult medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, health education, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy services.

The building is scheduled to open in late 2011.

Elk Grove Mayor Sophia Scherman, Vice Mayor Steve Detrick, city council member Pat Hume, Dr. Richard Isaacs, M.D., and Dr. Lisa Liu, M.D., broke ground where the new facility will be built.

“Your presence in Elk Grove means more quality health and wellness for our residents,” Scherman said in a speech before they broke ground.

Dr. Isaacs and Dr. Liu also addressed the crowd.

Liu said the building will be “thoughtfully designed” with soothing colors, local artwork and a coffee bistro inside.

“We’re committed to making our facility a one-stop shop,” she said.

The new office will have a Healthy Living store where members can buy health and wellness equipment.

“We’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time,” Isaacs said. “Driving through the community, we’re aware of the economic impact in this area.”

Liu echoed that statement in her speech, saying, “I’m sure it won’t be long until this facility is surrounded by retail stores and restaurants.”

The building will be adjacent to the vacant Elk Grove Promenade Mall site where construction halted due to developer General Growth Properties undergoing bankruptcy.

When Scherman addressed the crowd, she discussed the unfinished mall behind her. “Although there is no set date, the mall will open,” Scherman said; “hopefully, within two years, it will be completed.”

Kaiser is thinking about the future, Isaacs said.

“We’re really hoping this will stimulate this part of the region,” he said.

In the past 10 years, Kaiser has added 30,000 new area patients. This new facility will be able to accommodate the health needs of current and future members.

Since 1999, Kaiser began phasing out the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic in construction and implemented more environmentally friendly construction materials in their building designs.

The Promenade Medical Office Building will be built so that solar energy panels can be added in the future.

 

Open Rights Group International: Virgin and Sky blindly blocking innocent sites

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As reported by PC Pro, the systems implemented by both Virgin and Sky to stop access to websites blocked by the courts appear to be blocking innocent third-party sites with apparently little or no human oversight.  For example the website http://radiotimes.com was reported to have been blocked.

In order to understand why this specific issue happened, you need to be familiar with a quirk in how DNS is commonly used in third-party load-balanced site deployments.

Many third-party load balanced systems, for example those using Amazon’s AWS infrastructure, are enabled by pointing CNAME records at names controlled by those third-party systems. For example http://www.example.com may be pointed at loadbalancer.example.net.  However, “example.com” usually cannot be directly given a CNAME record (CNAME records cannot be mixed with the other record types needed such as those pointing to nameservers and mailservers). A common approach is to point “example.com” to a server that merely redirects all requests to “www.example.com”.

From forum posts we can see that it’s this redirection system, in this specific case an A record used for “http-redirection-a.dnsmadeeasy.com”, that has been blocked by the ISPs – probably a court-order-blocked site is also using the service – making numerous sites unavailable for any request made without the “www” prefix.

These incidents strongly suggest that the opaque approach to website blocking by ISPs, and the apparent lack of oversight, has the potential to be hugely damaging to the internet. Open Rights Group calls for greater transparency in this area, beginning with making the court orders available for public inspection.

Source: Open Rights Associates