Kijner & Sons International Realty is beyond thrilled and honored to announce that its very own Senior Broker Owner, Daniel Kijner, has been elected President of the French American Business Council of West Florida (FRAMCO), an affiliate to the Network of French American Chambers of Commerce.
The news came in early January, and Daniel who has previously held positions such as Treasurer and Vice President of the FRAMCO, will strive to serve the community at large to strengthen French American Business and Cultural relationships.
FRAMCO is proud to participate in fostering development and improvement of economic, commercial and educational relations between France and West Florida. FRAMCO seeks to create business added-value services and support for its members, companies or individuals, keen to develop their activities and network between France and West Florida.
FRAMCO is a member of CCI France International which regroups and manages 115 International Chambers of Commerce with more than 32,000 members in more than 85 countries and represents the first private network of French companies in the world. As a privileged partner of international French companies, the CCI proposes different services before, during and after the companies' implementation on their foreign markets.
Additionally, FRAMCO members and guests are invited to attend numerous social and networking events organized in various locations from casual to upscale venues throughout the year. From celebrating Bastille Day to enjoying a gourmet French meal, from playing pétanque to wine tasting Beaujolais Nouveau, everyone is welcomed. Join today to make new friends and mingle with driven and like-minded entrepreneurs from all over the Tampa Bay area.
With about 274 million French speakers worldwide, FRAMCO is also pleased to count among its long time friends, active members from French speaking countries. At FRAMCO we are proud to promote Francophonie and what unites us all beyond our love for the French language, culture and values.
To contact Daniel and learn more about upcoming FRAMCO events and how to become a FRAMCO member, send your inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WHAT IS RADON?
Radon gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas. It is formed by the breakdown of uranium, a natural radioactive material found in soil, rock and groundwater.
WHY IS RADON IMPORTANT?
It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. In the United States, the EPA estimates that about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year are radon related and in Canada that number stands at approximately 3,000.
WHAT IS THE RISK OF RADON FOUND IN THE HOME?
Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States and Canada is estimated to have an elevated radon level.
HOW DOES RADON GET INTO THE HOME?
When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it gets diluted to low concentrations and is not a concern. Within homes, it typically moves up through the flooring system and other openings between the ground and living spaces. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem – this means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. Even if you live in an area with fairly low environmental radon, you could still have significant levels in your home.
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Radon testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. Pillar To Post conducts a short term test using a continuous monitor to provide a snapshot of the home to see if it has elevated levels of Radon. Testing takes approximately 2-3 days and results are provided are interpreted and the report is sent directly to the client.
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The charms of living in an older home can be many – history, style, craftsmanship, quirks. But there’s no denying that living in such a home has its challenges. Maintenance can be tricky and expensive, especially if certain systems and features have been neglected over the years. Let’s take a look at some common situations found in many older homes:
- Energy inefficiency is probably the number one issue with older homes. Most older homes were constructed with single-pane windows; if these windows are still there, they likely don’t fit very well. Replacement windows can be very expensive, but will contribute immensely to reduced energy use and lower heating and cooling costs. Most replacement windows are available in several styles and at different price points, so finding one that suits the look of an older home is easier than ever.
- Like single-pane windows, poor insulation will also waste energy and money. The most important and easiest area of the home to insulate is the attic, but walls and floors above ventilated crawlspaces should be insulated as well if possible. The attic may already have insulation but it may be inadequate by current standards.
- If the home has older water pipes, they should be checked to identify the material and determine if they need to be replaced. Some older materials such as galvanized steel, iron, and even lead are still in use today even though new construction does not allow them. Replacement options include copper and CPVC piping.
- Outdated electrical systems can still sometimes be found in older homes and may not only be dangerous, they can make the house uninsurable in some situations. Even if no danger is present, we use much more electricity in our homes today and the capacity of older systems may be inadequate. Only a qualified electrician should attempt any repairs or updates to a home’s electrical system.
With careful maintenance and a nod to history, older homes can be comfortable, stylish, and even energy efficient in the right hands.
Residential fires take their toll every day, every year, in lost lives and destroyed property. The fact is that many conditions that cause house fires can be avoided or prevented by homeowners. Taking the time for some simple precautions, preventive inspections, and concrete planning can help prevent fire in the home – and can save lives should disaster strike. Here are some important recommendations for homeowners:
- All electrical devices including lamps, appliances, and electronics should be checked for frayed cords, loose or broken plugs, and exposed wiring. Never run electrical wires under carpet or rugs as this creates a fire hazard.
- Wood-burning fireplaces should be cleaned by a professional chimney sweep each year to prevent a dangerous buildup of creosote, which can cause a flash fire in the chimney. Cracks in masonry chimneys should be repaired, and spark arresters inspected to ensure they are in good condition and free of debris.
- If using space heaters, keep them away from beds and bedding, curtains, papers – anything flammable. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Space heaters should not be left unattended or where a child or pet could knock them over.
- Use smoke detectors with fresh batteries unless they are hard-wired to your home’s electrical system. There are also some newer models with ten-year batteries. Smoke detectors should be installed high on walls or on ceilings on every level of the home, outside each sleeping area and inside each bedroom. Statistics show that nearly 60% of home fire fatalities occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Most municipalities now require the use of working smoke detectors in both single and multi-family residences.
- Children should not have access to or be allowed to play with matches, lighters, or candles. Flammable materials such as gasoline, kerosene or propane should be stored outside of and away from the house.
- Kitchen fires know no season. Grease spills, items left unattended on the stove or in the oven, and food left in toasters or toaster ovens can catch fire quickly. Don’t wear loose fitting clothing, especially with long sleeves, around the stove. Handles of pots and pans should be turned away from the front of the stove to prevent accidental contact. Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher within easy reach.
- Have an escape plan. This is one of the most important measures you can take to prevent death in a fire. Your local fire department can provide detailed recommendations on escape planning and preparedness. Another excellent resource is www.ready.gov. In addition, all family members should know how to dial 911 in case of a fire or other emergency.
- Live Christmas trees should be kept in a water-filled stand and checked daily for dehydration. Needles should not easily break off a freshly-cut tree. Brown needles or lots of fallen needles indicate a dangerously dried-out tree, which should be discarded immediately. Always use nonflammable decorations in the home, and never use lights on a dried-out tree.
- Candles should be placed in stable holders and placed away from curtains, drafts, pets, and children. Never leave candles unattended, even for a short time.
- Holiday lights should be checked for fraying or broken wires and plugs. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when joining two or more strands together, as a fire hazard could result from electrical overload. Enjoy your indoor holiday lighting only while someone is home, and turn the lights off before going to bed at night.
On November 4th 2016, Kijner & Sons International Realty hosted a by invitation only Algemeiner event in New York City to honor Yityish "Titi" Aynaw, the first Ethiopian-born Israeli model to win Miss Israel in 2013. The Algemeiner Journal which is the fastest growing Jewish newspaper in America, invited a handful of lucky guests to enjoy a tasty breakfast while listening to Titi's inspiring story of courage, resilience and hard work.
From her poor but happy childhood in Ethiopia's Gondar Province to her struggle adjusting to a new life in Israel after losing both her parents at a young age, Titi's journey is truly moving and heartening. Learning a new language, adjusting to a new culture and assimilating into a foreign society are some of the extraordinary steps that the former Miss Israel took to rise to success.
Titi who met with U.S. President Barack Obama and who has been named one of the most influential Jews for the year 2013 by the Jerusalem Post, has fully embraced her status as a role model for her community. Further to her various projects, she is currently working on establishing a youth center in Netanya Israel to benefit underprivileged and at risk-children.
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Yityish "Titi" Aynaw
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Yityish "Titi" Aynaw and Dovid Efune, Editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner
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A wood-burning fireplace is an appealing feature of many homes. Here are some reminders and tips for keeping safe and getting full enjoyment from your fireplace this season:
Annual Inspections – Have your fireplace and chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional to ensure that it’s obstruction free and clear of creosote – a black, oily substance that can build up on the inside walls of the chimney. Because creosote is highly combustible, a thick accumulation creates a serious hazard that can put your home at risk of a major fire.
Feeding Your Fire – Use dry, well-seasoned hardwoods in your fireplace. Avoid using pine and other oily woods, as these will not burn cleanly. If you choose to use manufactured fire “logs”, do not burn them with real wood to avoid the possibility of serious flare-ups.
Plan Ahead – Keep the area around the hearth clear of debris, decorations, and flammable materials. Use a metal mesh screen that covers the opening, whether you have glass fireplace doors or not. Leave glass doors open while a fire is burning to ensure good ventilation and airflow.
When to Clean – During periods of heavy use, clean out the firebox regularly once the embers are cold. Leave about an inch of ash because it acts as insulation, allowing the new fuel to heat faster and retain heat longer. Never use a vacuum to clean up fresh ashes, as embers can smolder for as long as several days after the fire is out, creating a real fire hazard.
Upkeep – Check that vents are unobstructed and able to do their job. If you have a fireplace fan, keep it clean. In non-wood burning fireplaces, clean and adjust glowing embers and logs for best appearance.
Cap Your Chimney – Have a cap installed at the top of the chimney to deter animals from entering, help prevent water damage and keep debris from blocking the opening. A spark arrestor will prevent live embers from escaping the chimney and landing on your roof or on other buildings.
Use Common Sense – Never leave a fire unattended. Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving the house or going to bed, and always keep children and pets away from the fireplace.
Be Community Aware – Many local ordinances prohibit the burning of wood, manufactured logs, or pellets on days or nights when the amount of particulate matter in the air reaches a predetermined level. Be sure to check with your local air quality district or fire department before lighting your next fire.
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