Seven Miles Bridge


The seven miles bridge is located between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Strait. It was finished in 1982 at a cost of 45 million dollars. The seven miles bridge connects the city of Marathon in the middle keys of Florida to little duck key in the lower keys of Florida. Sent in by our subscriber, Segun Ayantoyinbo.

BBM Channel : Bridges of The World Photos and Stories pin C001472FB


PFC Systems on BBM Channels Guide: We want to include YOU to learn more about YOU


Here is some information on some of our BBM Channels:

PFC Systems C0007F38F parent:
Official BBM Channel of PFC Systems, Inc. Info on BlackBerry, Technology, Photography, Entertainment, Travel, Science and Food.

We want to include YOU to learn more about YOU:

We want to include your stories, recipes, photos across our channels. Just send us a story, photo, show announcement and we will share it, as appropriate with our network of channels and blogs. Send to:  By sending the story you allow* and acknowledge free share and distribution rights of PFC Systems, Inc to use the material.  Our parent channel will mainly focus on Tech, Science, Photography and some and Food and Education microBlogs, as well as breaking news stories. Our other Channels are more focused to a specific theme as you can see below. Occasionally, there will be overlap, especially in the early phase of BBM Channels.

Some of our child channels:

Bridges of The World Photos and Stories C001472FB:
Famous iconic  and not so famous physical and metaphysical bridges. A PFC Systems, Inc Travel (real and metaphysical) Channel.

Calabria C0012455C:
Calabrian food, photography and culture. A PFC Systems, Inc Travel Channel.

Engaging Education C0043BFF9:
Empowering ownership of learning using tech, and Pedagogy Focused Competency(sm/TM). A PFC Systems, Inc Education Channel.

New York City C00120F16:
All about NYC. A PFC Systems, Inc Travel Channel.

PFC Calculus I C00123F0F:
Official BBM Channel for Calculus I app from PFC Systems, Inc. Post questions, answers, where PFC stands for “Pedagogy Focused Competency”® (SM/TM): “PFC Live Tutor” ® (SM/TM) with “PFC Live Chat” ® (SM/TM). A PFC Systems, Inc Education Channel.

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PFC Recipes and Food C001245A9:
Recipes, Restaurant Reviews, All About Food. A PFC Systems, Inc Food Channel.

Simple Things in Life, Floral Fantasies  and Garden Getaways C00476A0A:
Simple Things in Life, Photo microBlog about Flowers, Street Scenes, Gardening and other Getaways/Escapes. A PFC Systems, Inc Entertainment Channel.

Stock Market C00249F4E:
Stock Prices of Interest. Stories about Companies and their people. A PFC Systems, Inc Channel.

Toronto C001212D8:
All about Toronto, Canada. A PFC Systems, Inc Travel Channel.

Voyage Montreal C00121EAF:
All about Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A PFC Systems, Inc Travel Channel.

World Stage C001241C3:
The world stage: Stars and Spectacles of Theatre,Opera, TV, Movies, Concerts and Performances. A PFC Systems, Inc Entertainment Channel.

Yonkers C0012071A:
All about Yonkers, NY. A PFC Systems, Inc Travel Channel.


*Emailing any stories, photos or other items for us to use across our Blog,  BBM Channels and other channels, implies that you allow PFC Systems, Inc. the rights to the use and distribution of said content. You will be acknowledged for providing the content, as the owner of said content.

Capicollo-The Real Deal


Submited by a subscriber to our “Calabria” BBM Channel, pin C0012455C:

Capicollo! Vicino al capicollo c’é una melenzana con dentro il tonno!! Eggplant with tuna fish next to capicollo. Sent by a subscriber, Francesco Benedetto :)I love capicollo! Have you tried it, along with the variety of salumeria in Calabria?

Third mainland Bridge,Lagos-Nigeria


Sent in by Segun Ayantoyinbo, a subscriber to our “Bridges of The World”, BBM Channel pin, C0014727FB:

The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Eko and Carter bridges. It is the longest bridge in Africa. The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi express way and Lagos-Ibadan express way, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. There is also a link midway through the bridge that leads to the Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and opened by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990; it measures about 11.8 km in length.


NCG Banco: ‘We will continue supporting BlackBerry as a corporate solution’ – 27 Nov 2013


In a statement made November 27th Novagalicia Banco expresses strong support for BlackBerry, because of safety, security & reliability!

Here is the story from** “Computing”:

NCG Banco: ‘We will continue supporting BlackBerry as a corporate solution’ – 27 Nov 2013

NCG Banco, one of three state-administered banks in Spain, is loudly and proudly demonstrating a firm commitment to BlackBerry, even as the beleaguered smartphone firm has seen the departure of three more C-level staff in the past week.

Fernando Quintela, mobile solutions manager at NCG Banco, told Computing that the bank will “continue supporting BlackBerry as a corporate solution”, after replacing its entire mobile real estate of older BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) and BlackBerry devices with BES 10 and its accompanying new handsets. This includes over 1,650 BlackBerry 10 devices across a bank network spanning 680 branches nationwide.

“For NCG Banco, mobility is a strategic investment,” said Quintela.
“Within our sales and operational forces a new paradigm called BYOD has emerged. We saw a strong demand from our employees to open the selection process and find a solution to manage this new trend in our organisation.”

Quintela described the tendering process as “hard and competitive”, with Afaria and Mobile Iron at one point in the running for security infrastructure.

“Our strategic aim was to provide the maximum user experience for our employees, and we judge our solutions against four main pillars: reliability, speed, usability and security. This would enable us to provide all of the user experience benefits of a personal device but in a business environment and at the same time provide maximum security. This was one of the key factors behind our decision to select the BlackBerry platform,” said Quintela.

“We have also deployed a new financial application for the BlackBerry 10 internally,” said Quintela.

“What we call ‘smart office mobility’, which can be accessed by clients from any BB10 terminal anytime, anywhere.”

Quintela praised BES 10’s abilities as a BYOD solution: “It covers the most commonly used features of MDM in iOS, but with more security and reliability in service provision. Further distinguishing features of BlackBerry 10 are its ability to integrate perfectly with the legacy platform, and offer management capabilities far beyond other market solutions that lacked the same level integration with the installed legacy platform.”

Quintela is less enamoured with Android.

NCG Banco: ‘We will continue supporting BlackBerry as a corporate solution’ – 27 Nov 2013 – Computing News


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BlackBerry Black Friday Sale


The sale is available for BlackBerry 10 smartphones for North America and Latin America and will take place  from Friday, November 29 through Monday, December 2. Some of the big titles include “Modern Combat 4”, “Mass Effect”, “Asphalt 7”, “Dead Space”, and “Need for Speed” on the apps and games side. On the movies and music front, popular films and artists included are “Jack Reacher”, and “Skyfall” with albums by “Kings of Leon”, “Fun”, and “Lady Gaga”.

The sale banner is already live in BlackBerry World so if you want to browse through all of the titles you may hit up the link below. If you’ve had your eye on any of these items, be sure to take advantage of this low price and grab them while you can. Please be aware though that while apps, games, and movies will be $0.99, music albums are at a discounted price.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Check out all of the Black Friday Deals in BlackBerry World

Grace’s Potato Croquettes Recipe



Makes 40 to 50 croquettes

5 lbs of Idaho potatoes
3 eggs in the mix and 3 on the side
Freshly chopped parsley 1/4 cup
1/2 cup of grated pecorino romano cheese
(breadcrumbs on the side, not in mix)

Boil potatoes and smash
In a bowel mix smashed potatoes with all of the other ingredients
Scoop into meatball size and roll into football shape
Dip in beaten eggs and dip in Italian breadcrumbs
Put on a tray with sprinkled breadcrumbs and freeze to harden
(about 3hours or until ready to use; use freezer bags to freeze/store what will not immediately cook)
Deep fry in vegetable oil
Drain excess oil with tissue paper
Buon Appetito !