Monday, July 10

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Paradise Valley Unified School District Job Fair

The Paradise Valley Unified School District will host a Job Fair to fill open Education Support Professional (ESP) positions for the 2017-18 school year on Monday, July 10th from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the District Administrative Center, 15002 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032.
During the PVSchools job fair, candidates can apply and be interviewed on the spot for hard to fill positions, Prospective candidates should come dressed appropriately to interview the day of the Job Fair. 

Open positions include:

  •     Instructional Assistants/Paraeducators (63)
  •     Duty Aides/Campus Assistant/Crossing Guards (24)
  •     Front Office Staff (5)
  •     Custodians (3)
  •     Bus Drivers/Bus Aides (24)
  •     Food Services 1
  •     Assistant Coaches (33)
  •     ESP Substitutes

For more information on jobs and qualifications visit:

Potential candidates can reach out with questions to Dr. Otstot by email at or by phone 602-449-2185.

Paradise Valley Unified School District Job Fair
July 10, 8 am- 12pm
District Administrative Center 
15002 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Try a new family activity this summer: footgolf!

Shalimar Country Club Golf Course in Tempe offers rounds of footgolf after the golfers have all finished teeing up. But don't wear your cleats to this sport! 

  •     Availability to play Foot Golf at almost any time of the day
  •     Good exercise
  •     Good family activity
  •     All Ages can play it

For more information, visit:

Shalimar Country Club Golf Course
Address: 2032 E Golf Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
Hours: Open today · 6AM-9PM
Phone: (480) 831-1244

Dust Cutter brings wild west to downtown Phoenix

The new spot in the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel prides itself as the place to explore Sonoran Desert through a uniquely urban American lens.

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel has amped up its regional mojo and its commitment to creating authentic local experiences with the opening of Dust Cutter, a modern urban saloon. This Instagram-worthy restaurant, situated between the hotel's newly-renovated lobby and the newly-opened pedestrian friendly Adams Street, Dust Cutter's open floor plan and massive garage doors roll back during the cooler months to welcome locals and hotel guests, creating an interactive intersection of community, culinary and contemporary cowboy. 

Open daily from 11 am to 11 pm and conveniently located near the light rail, Talking Stick Resort Arena and Chase Field, Dust Cutter is a perfect place to start or finish an evening in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, visit:

Dust Cutter: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
100 N. 1st Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

New technologies in healthcare

Dr. Sharon Thompson shows us the newest technologies in healthcare including wearable health monitors. e-medicine for remote treatment and virtual reality for assessment and treatment.

High Tech Education:  Robust 3D anatomy models allow medical students to learn about anatomy without having to cut open a cadaver.
For more information:
Echopixel is a 3D/VR software program that takes data from flat images of CT/MRI to create a 3D virtual body doctors can use to study anatomy and plan surgery. 

Sophisticated simulator models recreate scenarios in healthcare so doctors can learn even with no available patients (heart attack, stroke, complications in childbirth etc.) 

For more information:

Artificial Retinas

  •     An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are considered legally blind. 
  •     This has led to companies like Nano-Retina and Second Sight to work on artificial retinas.  
  •     The devices use a system of cameras and electrodes to send signals to the brain in folks who lost their vision due to retinal degenerative diseases. 

Advances in Prosthetics

  •     Prosthetic limbs have been around for thousands of years, but they've usually been clumsy and expensive.
  •     New prosthetics are using normal biomechanics in designing the components
  •     Doctors and engineers are working on are linking the prosthetics directly to the nerves in the body to enable control with the mind. 
  •     The most advanced robotic arm that has 26 joints, can curl up to 45 pounds and is controlled with a person's mind just like a regular arm
  •     Technology is still in lab development and costly. There are now about 10 fully functioning Modular Prosthetic Limbs (MPLs), and each one costs an estimated $500,000.

3D Printing 

  •     3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has been around since 1984. 
  •     Now, companies and hospitals can create almost any object by fusing different materials, layer by layer, to form a physical version of a digital 3D image. 
  •     This technology was predominantly used in manufacturing but now has many medical applications. 
  •     airway splints for babies with tracheobronchomalacia, 
  •     facial prostheses 
  •     patient-specific, biodegradable implants 
  •     3DP brings an essential improvement in surgical planning.
  •     Manufacturing a human tissue by 3D printing cells (skin for burn victims, organs for transplant
  •     Tissue systems for testing
  •     3d models for teaching and surgical planning 

Genomics Editing/Splicing

  • Genome editing is a way of making specific changes to the DNA of a cell or organism.
  • An enzyme cuts the DNA at a specific sequence, and when this is repaired by the cell a change or 'edit' is made to the sequence.

Has the potential to transform medicine by permanently editing disease-associated genes in the human body with a single treatment course. Diseases like:

  •     Sickle cell disease
  •     Muscular dystrophy
  •     Huntington's disease
  •     Cystic Fibrosis

Lightbulbs that Disinfect and Kill Bacteria

  •     Healthcare settings are known to be places with lots of people and lots of possible infections. 
  •     A company developed Indigo-Clean -- a light bulb that can kill bacteria
  •     Uses light waves at the violet end of the spectrum (mixed with red and green so it looks white) 
  •     The light reflects off walls and surfaces, penetrating harmful micro-organisms
  •     The light targets naturally occurring molecules called porphyrins that exist inside bacteria. 
  •     It creates a chemical reaction inside the cell, similar to the effects of bleach which inactivates the bacteria, preventing it from re-populating the space

Electronic Underwear Preventing Bed Sores

  •     Roughly 60,000 people die from bed sores and resulting infections every year
  •     When patients stay motionless for days, weeks, or months, pressure on the skin causes lack of circulation and the skin breaks down causing sores.
  •     This has a cost of approximately $12 billion 
  •     A Canadian researcher developed Project SMART -- electric underpants that deliver a small electrical charge every 10 minutes. 
  •     The effect is the same as if the patient was moving on their own it activates muscles and increases circulation in that area, and decreases the chance of bed sores

Star Trek Tricorder competition

  •     A portable, wireless device in the palm of your hand that monitors and diagnoses health conditions. 
  •     Qualcomm funded a competition with $10,000 to go to the winner to make the design a reality

Two semifinalists were awarded prizes further develop their ideas
Dynamical Biomarkers Group a Taiwan based group $1 million

  •     Developed a system of three modules: Smart Vital-Sense Monitor; Smart Blood-Urine Test Kit; Smart Scope Module. 
  •     Allows consumers to use them in a simple and intuitive way, 
  •     Wirelessly connected to a smartphone app 
  •     Has an interactive screening process guides the users to carry out specific tests to generate disease diagnosis.

For more information:

Final Frontier Devices.  PA based group of doctors and engineers $2.6 million

  • An artificial intelligence-based engine, DxtER, that learns to diagnose medical conditions by integrating learnings from clinical emergency medicine with data analysis from actual patients. 
  • Includes a group of non-invasive sensors that are designed to collect data about vital signs, body chemistry and biological functions. 
  • This information is then synthesized in the device's diagnostic engine to make a quick and accurate assessment.

For more information:

Central Phoenix Obstetrics and Gynecology, 
926 East McDowell Road, #134, Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 288-0777,

Who knew?" uses for hairspray

Do you have a loose zipper on your pants or jeans that just won't stay up? Pen mark on your sofa? The Queen of Clean shows us the most unusual uses for hairspray!

Zipper Zapper
Do you have a loose zipper on your pants or jeans that just won't stay up? More than likely those pants make you look great, but if your underwear is showing to the world, those pants might just not work. Well pull them out ladies and spray a little hairspray on the zipper and components and that zipper won't fall until you wash them!

Tights Saver
I have always heard about using nail polish to fix a run, but it would get all over and take forever to dry. Try a little spray of hairspray and it should stop the run for hours. 

Lint Removal
Spray a heavy coat of hairspray on an old piece of cloth or paper towel and rub it along your favorite linty coat or sweater. The mild stickiness of the spray will attract all those annoying fuzzies.

Bug Killer
If you find a little nest of critters in your home or at your office you can shoot them down with some hairspray. Then spray some hairspray on a paper towel to pick up the dead ones.

Pen Mark
Pen mark on your sofa? Try rubbing it out with hairspray. It often will fade the mark enough that it is not noticeable.  Test in a small area first.

Sewing Friend
Trying to thread a needle? Spray the thread with a little hairspray so it will stiffen enough to easily thread the needle.

Flower Saver
Spray cut flowers with hairspray as soon as you put them in a vase. Spray lightly from a distance of about 6 inches.  It will stiffen the blooms up so they won't wilt as quickly and will last longer. 

If you have a mini can of hairspray in your purse you have a weapon.  Hairspray, sprayed in the eyes, causes burning, pain, and makes them blurry.  Only you can know in the situation whether it is a good idea or not.

For more information visit Linda's website and Facebook page.

Monsoon Mondays at Hula's Modern Tiki

As the desert thirsts for the first drops of summer rains, one Valley bar is cooking up some brand-new weather-centric cocktails for the arrival of Monsoon Season (June 15 - September 30)!   Hula's Modern Tiki in Phoenix and Scottsdale, a local institution for tropical, sunshine-inspired drinks, is rolling out Hurricanes and Dark & Stormy cocktails as part of their "Monsoon Mondays" 

For more information, visit: and Facebook:

Two Valley Locations:
Hula's Modern Tiki-Phoenix
4700 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 
Phone: 602-265-8454

Hula's Modern Tiki-Scottsdale 
7213 E. First Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-970-4852

Why your credit score may be going up soon

Because of some July changes that strip most civil judgments and tax liens from credit reports, millions of consumers could see their credit scores improve. Financial expert Dean Wegner tells us how you can profit.

How to increase your score this year, 3 easy things to do now!
1.)    The key to a great score is depth of credit history
2.)    Take advantage of any credit offers, 10% down if you apply today etc.
3.)    Understand old credit falls off after 7 years so its eternally changing

For more information, visit:

Homestreet Home Loans
6720 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 190
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: 480-286-3303 

Celebrity Fight Night Water Truck and St. Vincent de Paul Providing Relief and Supplies to Phoenix's Needy During Scorching Temperatures  

St. Vincent de Paul can better serve the needy population of Phoenix with much-needed hydration and sun protection, thanks to the generosity of Phoenix based Celebrity Fight Night, which previously donated a water truck and continuously provides supplies and a driver during these unusually hot days.

Celebrity Fight and Founder Jimmy Walker have been a longtime supporter of St. Vincent de Paul donating more than $400,000 and creating the "Never Give Up" program which is in its 9th year and offers words of encouragement and inspiration to homeless men and women. 

If you would like to donate or find more information, please visit:

Fresh fish with Hula's Modern Tiki

They show us how to make fresh poke and ceviche. 

For more information, visit: and Facebook:

Two Valley Locations:
Hula's Modern Tiki-Phoenix
4700 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 
Phone: 602-265-8454

Hula's Modern Tiki-Scottsdale 
7213 E. First Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-970-4852