Johnson, Morgan & White Adds Jobs For Economic Recovery

Recovery firm Johnson, Morgan & White (JMW) has had a record year with collections up 15%. The company, based in Boca Raton, Florida, is hiring more employees to cope with the increasing number of new clients they are representing as well as new placements by existing clients. JMW specializes in business to business debt recovery, working with clients who are owed money from their customers but who are often desirous of remaining on good terms with them once the matters have been resolved.

Citing the economic downturn and slow recovery, Johnson, Morgan & White CEO and President Robert G. Cooper says that with the recovery and the new tax year, more businesses and their debtors are finding it possible to begin recovering from losses and begin paying down debt.

“Many consumers and small businesses who’ve had financial troubles are beginning to see better times,” Cooper says. “With that comes the renewed ability and interest in reconciling bad debt and re-establishing business relationships with partners and suppliers. We’ve seen a lot of new clients coming to us with hopes of rebuilding those relationships and recovering their losses due to these defaults from their customers. So many, in fact, that we’re hiring new employees and specialists in the corporate debt recovery field to handle the influx.”

The new jobs being added are at every level in the company’s business of debt recovery, including investigations, forensic accounting, surveillance, records researchers, and more. The two-pronged focus at Johnson, Morgan & White is to thoroughly investigate and recover its clients’ assets while safeguarding customer and business relations for that client.

“This requires a deft touch,” says Cooper, “but it’s been our specialty and it’s why we do so well. Our clients are happy to recommend us to their associates in need of our services.”

Johnson, Morgan & White has extensive expertise in corporate debt recovery. The firm is one of the leading businesses and forensic collection companies in the world. JMW is a certified and bonded business to business collection company with the goal of recovering debts while protecting clients’ customer relationships. Various investigation techniques are employed to legally investigate and track corporate debtor’s money activity, including digital and public file investigations.

Jeff Ashton Blows His Cool – Is the Prosecution a Sinking Ship?

By John Kays

“Well, she’s fashionably lean, and she’s fashionably late. She’ll never wreck a scene, she’ll never break a date. But she’s no drag, Just watch the way she walks. She’s a twentieth century fox, she’s a twentieth century fox. No tears, no fears, no ruined years, no clocks. She’s a twentieth century fox, oh yeah.” Twentieth Century Fox – The Doors

The atmosphere in Courtroom 23A on Thursday was brittle, explosive; tense is a word that better resembles a euphemism, especially with regards to the veteran prosecuting attorney, Jeff Ashton. Ashton was ‘tense’ the entire time, but at two points Jeff obviously blew up!

One juncture of volatility was when Jeff questioned the relevance of DNA on the shovel, the other sparking moment was when Jose Baez asked FBI DNA expert, Heather Seubert, why she was conducting a DNA paternity test (at the request of Orange County detective, Nick Savage) for Lee Anthony.

My suspicions were that Jeff’s behavior could be explained away by the fact that he sees his case melting like The Wicked Witch of the West (when Dorothy douses her with baptismal water), right before his very eyes. I took meticulous notes on Thursday’s smokin’ testimonies, and I recognized it as a sterling day for the defense.

Every witness plowed down to the ground the prosecution’s case, systematically bit by bit. Let’s see here, there was Gerardo Bloise (again), Heather Seubert, Lorie Gottesman, Jennifer Welch, and Robin Maynard. All of these witnesses jabbed some black holes in the prosecution’s fragile fabric of circumstantial evidence.

So I’ll tell you briefly what each witness did to suggest the possibility of reasonable doubt (as to Casey’s guilt) to the jury, but I urge you to experience for yourself the entire sizzling day uncut.

Gerardo Bloise, a CSI for Orange County, helped to eliminate the possibility of any crime occurring in Tony Lazzaro’s car. Bloise also inspected Casey’s clothes in her closet, and didn’t detect any blood on her clothes, including the all important brown pants that Casey was wearing on June 16, 2008.

Heather Seubert gives a wealth of information that negates the culpability of Casey. A spare tire cover (Q13) tested negative for blood when the phenolphthalein test was applied. Q23 (another spare tire swab), Q24 (carpet lining in trunk) and Q25 (right side of trunk liner) also tested negative for blood.

Nor did Heather find any DNA traces in the now infamous trunk. This is odd, why wasn’t any DNA of Caylee deposited in the trunk, if her body was left there for three or four days? Decomposition fluid is highly pungent, yet none was found. The Sunfire was confiscated in July of 2008. Not enough time (one month) for DNA to evaporate.

Q33-Q43 are evidence items, mainly some clothes in Casey’s closet. Pants, blouses, shirts, skirts, that sort of thing. While many of these clothing items had stains or remnants of stains, each and every one tested negative for blood (when the phenolphthalein test was applied). Q44 was a spare tire carpet that had a dingy brown stain on it, that tested negative for blood also. Moreover, no DNA was present on the carpet. Then what was the dingy brown stain comprised of? The FBI never tells us.

Q46 is a shovel, and also provides us with an emotional crescendo, when Jeff Ashton blows up and requires a reprimand from Judge Perry. “Mr. Ashton, calm down!” Ms. Seubert thought she noticed female DNA on the shovel, but couldn’t confirm this, since the sample, using Touch DNA, was below the threshold of 50 RFU (if I absorbed my nuclear DNA lecture sufficiently).

The peak of Heather Seubert’s biting testimony (to the prosecution), if it’s possible to surpass the ‘Shovel Incident,’ was the revealing duct tape (Q62-Q64) exposition. To summarize (ever a deadly game), Heather couldn’t come up with any DNA (tied to either Caylee or Casey) on the sticky side of the Henkel duct tape.

Disturbingly enough, she did detect some DNA on the tape. This ended up belonging to FBI agent Lorie Gottesman. Lorie said she never took the sample out of the plastic evidence wrapper.

So how did her chromosomes get on the most important evidence in the entire case? I’m not calling her a liar, but she must be mistaken, Gottesman had to have removed the duct tape from the protective covering!

Am I wrong? This is another major mistake made by an FBI professional. Jose Baez made a good point. If the duct tape was applied violently to Caylee’s mouth, a good amount of DNA should have been left on the sticky side of the duct tape. But since the strip of tape was contaminated by a FBI expert, it’s impossible to ever know.

Robin Maynard was the CSI who actually collected 313 (the crimson heart sticker with cardboard). What is clear, however, is that this object (which grows in importance to the attorneys, jurors and even we the audience) was originally discovered a full 30 feet away from the skull (Area A).

Ron Murdock, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department Forensics’ supervisor, reaffirmed the considerable distance of the heart-shaped sticker from the original deposit location of the body.

Baez was able to show this sleazy little park on Suburban Drive in Orlando, Florida was nothing more than a dumping ground. Beer bottles, pop bottles, Mazda blue signs; in short, every type of trash imaginable was tossed there.

Is it too much of a leap of faith to suspect the little heart was just another chunk of trash? Not for me. Couple this with the fact that Lorie Gottesman couldn’t see any trace of a heart-shaped residue on the duct tape (which the prosecution claims is the murder weapon), after conducting a Video Spectral Comparatore (VSC) on said duct tape.

Jennifer Welch (who we’ve seen three times previously) just reminds us that tons of trash was collected from the crime scene. I’m providing you with a photo of some of the trash collected. Linda Burdick was right, this sight was a veritable, TRASH DUMP! So how did the CSI know what was trash and what was evidence, other than bones?

Why wasn’t there any decomposition fluid (that would deposit good DNA) on the trunk carpet of the Pontiac Firebird? And why did Jeff Ashton blow up like the Hindenburg on Thursday?

And is the prosecution’s case a sinking boat (like the Titanic) on stormy seas? Heather Seubert gave em nothin’. And Lorie Gottesman embarrassed none other than the FBI. Believe it or not, now Judge Perry is acting nicer to Mr. Baez. There’s a telling harbinger for you!

“She’s the queen of cool, and she’s the lady who waits. Since her mind left school, It never hesitates. She won’t waste time on elementary talk. ‘Cause she’s a twentieth century fox, She’s a twentieth century fox. Got the world locked up inside a plastic box.”

John Kays follows interesting current legal events that often have unusual twists and turns.

Boca Raton Company, New World Gold To Complete Mill Upgrades

New World Gold Corporation, based in Boca Raton, is preparing to upgrade its mills. Mill capacity is to increase from 40 tons per day to 150 tons per day. Once completed, the Company says the upgrades are expected to increase production to more than 100 ounces of gold each day.

The company arranged $500,000 in finance, at 9% interest. The arrangement pays back the money over 3 years.

With its own operating mills, the Company plans to process its own reserves, and also purchase and process ore from other mines, to generate secondary cash flow. Concurrently, the company will continue to expand its own reserves through development work on existing leases.

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New World Gold, Boca Raton

The $500,000 financing that funds the upgrade is to be paid back over three years, at 9% interest.

The company has mines in Montana and Colorado and will need to hire additional staff.

In October last year, the company predicted that, as additional leases entered production, and secondary veins were tapped, production could reach 23 to 25 ounces of gold per day by mid 2011. In October, gold was trading at around $1,300 per ounce and the company said this made production much more viable. At over $1,500 per ounce today, the company has a much needed boost.

New World Gold Corporation trades in the United States on the NQB Pink Sheets under the symbol “NWGC”. Visit the website for more information.

Airspan Networks and Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative Announce $19 Million Contract for Next-Generation Broadband Depl

Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative is to use Airspan 4G equipment to deploy broadband wireless access networks in southern Virginia, USA.

Airspan, based in Boca Raton, is a 4G wireless solution provider, trading on the Pinksheets (PINKSHEETS: AIRO). Airspan has customers throughout the US and in over 100 countries. ( see the Airspan website )

The Telephone Cooperative will use two infrastructure grants it received, to deliver wireless broadband Internet access to residents and businesses in fifteen counties in south central Virginia. The grants include a government Broadband Stimulus award of $18.9 million dollars by the United States Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and a $3.9 million dollar grant from Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

The project will provide 100 per cent coverage of residents and businesses in the Federal Communications Commission licensed serving area, offering a minimum of 1.5 Mbps (megabits per second) of service and up to 10 Mbps. The primary deployment phase will be completed within 12 months and has a projected subscriber base of upward of 30,000 customers within five years. Availability of access to broadband connectivity is one of the key elements for economic growth in the region. In addition, by creating this new business division, BIT will create 64 direct new jobs — mostly in Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties.

Built with Airspan’s reputable product offering, the network consists of Airspan’s Air4G base station, a compact, all-outdoor, Macro unit. The network is also supplemented for in-fill coverage with AirSynergy, a Pico base station with integrated backhaul. This next-generation dual-band network operates in both 700 megahertz (MHz) and 3.65 gigahertz (GHz) frequency bands. Due to its natural propagation characteristics, the 700 MHz product allows for optimum coverage and range, requiring fewer base stations and minimizing deployment costs.

“We are very excited to bring Airspan’s advanced technology to our region and service community,” commented Mickey L. Sims, General Manager at BIT. “With the support of the ARRA and Virginia Tobacco Commission funding programs, we have a vision of increasing broadband services in these underserved markets, reaching a previously unreachable population and allowing further expansion into rural Virginia. The speed-to-market enabled by Airspan not only supports the government’s stimulus goals but will also assist us in achieving our business model objectives and providing broadband for everyone. BIT expects to be substantially built out by late March, 2012.”

With over 50 years of experience, BIT has continued to serve south central Virginia with telephone services, Internet access, and retail computer sales, repair and services along with the Cooperative’s well-known regional telephone directory. The company applied for Broadband Stimulus funds in 2009 in order to widely expand their service offerings to rural and underserved areas of the region.

“Airspan is very excited to work with BIT to bring broadband services to Virginia residents,” commented Amit Ancikovsky, President of Products and Sales at Airspan Networks. “Airspan is able to provide BIT with a turnkey solution that is quick-to-deploy, cost effective and will maximize the network’s return on investment.”

Airspan products provide 4G WiMAX and LTE solutions operating in the 700 MHz up to 5.9 GHz bands.

Trade Ambassador Philip Kapneck Surfs the Wave of Goodwill While Creating Jobs in a Bad Economy

During the past years when the recession was starting to take hold and change the American way of life and the American dream, there were those who worked harder and longer each day to help their fellow citizens, keep their heads above water.  One of these individuals was Maryland Trade Ambassador Philip Kapneck, who was able to contact and reconnect with business and industry he attracted to the USA over the past 30 years, that created jobs for individuals in Maryland.

Since the recession, Ambassador Kapneck called on the same companies after he helped to set up their businesses in past years, and surfing the wave of goodwill, to help find jobs for people who lost theirs with other companies.  While this was not one of his duties, he felt that it was essential to help those in need of work.

Ambassador Kapneck does not want any notoriety or press coverage about his work, but it seems that the press has a yearning to cover his unselfish work in helping others.

People like Ambassador Kapneck and their hard work are responsible for 2011’s third straight month in creating new employment over the 200,000 mark in the USA.

Through research we were able to supply a list of some positions that Ambassador Kapneck held and some he is still holding as follows:

  • Delegate to the Maryland State Convention
  • He was appointed by Governor Marvin Mandel to open Maryland’s first overseas office in Brussels, Belgium as the State’s Trade Ambassador. He assisted the Federal Government in “Invest in the USA”.
  • He was appointed by Secretary of Business and Economic Development to represent the State of Maryland with international companies in Asia and the South Pacific.
  • He was appointed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Rowlings as Special Advisor Ambassador/Maryland Trade Ambassador to assist companies in New Zealand and Australia doing business in the USA.
  • He has been appointed by each administration to date, since his first appointment to Belgium over 30 years ago, and is still serving as Maryland Trade Ambassador.

Ambassador Kapneck’s ability to achieve the goals set before him, and always extending a helping hand, when it is possible to do so, has made him an icon in his own time, from his success in attracting business and industry to the creation of jobs.

To learn more about Hon Philip Kapneck: Trade Ambassador Kapneck Official Site:

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