IT asset management software #it #asset #management #software, #network #inventory #management,

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Asset Management Solution

Discover, Manage, and Track All Your Hardware Assets.

  • Scan all your Windows devices, non-Window devices, VMs, and network devices through simple scanning techniques.
  • Get comprehensive asset information like hardware specification, software installed, scan history, asset ownership history, and asset states in a single pane of glass.
  • Build and maintain a separate inventory to manage all your non-IT assets.

    Map Asset Relationships with CMDB. Understand Your IT Environment Better.

    • Create a high level of synergy by building relationships between people, assets, and other Configuration Items (CI).
    • Use pre-defined and custom relationship types to get a visual view of asset relationships.
    • Enable an effective problem management and change management planning by building a logical model of your IT infrastructure in the CMDB .

    Manage Software and Ensure Compliance. Sail Through Audits Easily.

    • Improve software governance by monitoring software usage (unused, rarely used, and so on), number of installations, license types, compliance status, and license expiration.
    • Isolate vulnerabilities like malware and unauthorized or prohibited software to reduce potential risks.
    • Manage software licenses for every software installation on every workstation across the enterprise.
    • Track over licensed, under licensed, and compliant software to ensure software license compliance.
    • Sail through software audits easily by tracking every installation and allocating individual software licenses across installations.

    Track IT Asset Purchases and Contracts. Manage IT Budgets Better.

    • Manage the complete life cycle of purchase orders with a structured approval and delivery process.
    • Maintain a complete product catalog of all assets owned by the company with price and warranty details.
    • Maintain a vendor catalog, compare prices from different vendors, and analyze purchase trends to leverage negotiations.
    • Keep track of IT contracts and get notified about their expiry in advance.

    What Customers Say

    The asset management piece is probably the most important part of ServiceDesk Plus and the most helpful part of the tool. I would say that the asset management module has provided the biggest added value to the business.

    Nicholas P. Arispe
    system administrator, Radiology Associates





    22/09/2017

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  • Refinancing an Investment Property, Investment Home Refinance Tips, Total Mortgage, is

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    Refinancing Your Investment Property

    With interest rates as low as they are, now is a great time to look into refinancing even if your property happens to be an investment property.

    For most people, the goal of a refinance is to lower their monthly payment. That s nice for occupying homeowners, but it s extra nice for real estate investors keeping an eye on their bottom line, since they can continue to charge market value rent while chipping away at their own monthly costs.

    That being said, there are still some differences between refinancing a primary residence and one you rent out.

    LTV Requirements

    LTV stands for loan to value ratio, which means exactly what it sounds like. The higher the percentage, the closer your loan amount is to the appraised value of your property.

    Of course, the higher that percentage, the less equity you have built up in your property, which often makes you seem like a greater risk to a lender. For this reason, most lenders prefer investment properties to have an LTV of 75%, or even lower in certain situations. For instance:

    Rate Term Refinance

    Interest Rates

    In case you haven t already guessed, lenders consider investment properties riskier than primary residences. It makes sense when you think about it if you re running low on cash, which mortgage payment are you more likely to make, your family home or your rental property?

    Lenders take this risk factor into consideration when they do the math on your interest rate. Often, the rate they offer for your refinance will actually be around .5% higher than it might be for a primary residence. However, this will vary from lender to lender.

    Other Requirements

    If you ve already gotten a mortgage, then you already know what sort of documents and information will be required of you during a refinance. They include:

    • Proof of income
    • Copies of your tax information
    • Proof of homeowner s insurance
    • Documentation of investments and savings
    • A current credit score (aim for over a 660)

    Some lenders may have other requirements, like six months or more of mortgage payments already in the bank and documentation that proves rental income. Also be prepared for a higher appraisal fee.

    Is a Cash Out Refinance Right for You?

    For those looking to free up money to invest in more properties, a cash-out refinance might be worth considering. It s pretty much exactly what it sounds like instead of refinancing into a loan for the same amount, you refinance into a slightly larger loan, tapping into your equity and turning it liquid.

    This is only an option for owners with significant equity already built up in their property, but done correctly, it can be a smart way to get the cash you need to invest.

    To take a peek at current interest rates, visit our Mortgage Rates. If you have any questions or if you re ready for a quote give us a call.

    Is it worth refinancing

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    22/09/2017

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    Is it possible to book a cheap flight the same day

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    is it possible to book a cheap flight the same day you want to leave?

    Isn’t this called flying standby. I’ve never done it before but I’m pretty sure this is what stand-by is.

    Standby is when you have an existing ticket for a different flight and then go to the gate of an earlier one so you can try to take any of their extra spots.

    You might want to try and Priceline?

    Standby is when you have an existing ticket for a different flight and then go to the gate of an earlier one so you can try to take any of their extra spots.

    No, you can fly standby by having a cheaper, standby ticket, where you turn up for your booked flight but only get on if there are spaces not taken by passengers with regular tickets. If there aren’t spaces, you are bumped to the next flight and the same thing happens again.

    Flying standby is an option. I’ve noticed you can sometimes get cheap last minute flights as airlines hate flying with empty seats, but with the whole American Airlines craziness going on at the moment I imagine every other airline is nicely full up and isn’t going to drop seat prices when they can get all the paniced AA customers who missed flights business.

    posted by wwax at 8:24 AM on October 11, 2012

    Ah, my bad.

    Poster, please be aware – as I recently wasn’t – that airlines have a window before the flight where they won’t sell you tickets, for security reasons. When it came up, I was told 4 hours online, 2 hours in the airport, but I can’t find good documentation online – I would confirm with your intended airline as one of your pre-planning steps, here.

    Yes, it is possible if the flight is quite empty and/or there is competition on the route. Otherwise, the last seats on the plane are generally expensive because they are catering to walk ons like you. The block of cheaper ones have typically been sold earlier – either very early on or in demand-based promotional activity designed to shift seats on a low-demand flight. Most airlines are – it goes without saying – good at optimising revenue per passenger or they tend to go out of business.

    This is not the same as flying standby, which basically is the airline retaining the option to bump you off a full flight and onto a later one with availability.

    posted by MuffinMan at 8:27 AM on October 11, 2012

    Technically, about 24 hours before a flight, the seats get released and then are in control of the online system and the gate agent system. So you can’t get same-day flights on the phone, usually, or you can, for a crazy price, but you CAN get them online but, most easily, at the airport. It’s a crapshoot! Often you won’t see a price drop same-day online, but you might improve at the airport. (Just checked AA’s prices to Miami from NYC for today online; not great at all.) Or not!

    Airlines don’t want to fly empty seats, but they also don’t want to set precedent where people wait until the very last minute to get a cheap seat.

    Also, the funeral and medical emergencies crowd pay top dollar for last minute seats.

    Orbitz right now show tix at $310 one way, from LaGuardia to SFO. That’s as good as you’re going to get.

    I checked Priceline and US Airways has a round trip, returning a week from now, and it’s $675 RT, with a return next Thursday.

    C’mon, that’s pretty damn good.

    You want to search for Last minute airfare.

    There are more if you Google. Looks like you can fly tomorrow into San Jose for $295.

    Also, weekends are the best time to look for these kinds of deals, since business travelers tend to fill up the weekday travel slots.

    We took our first anniversary trip via a last minute airfare. Just decided to wait and see what was cheap that weekend and boom, off we went.

    Historically same day flights are the most expensive as the airlines know you want to fly. In business class their was a riddle; What’s the only thing that gets more expensive the closer it gets to its expiry date? An airline ticket.

    My intro to econ prof also mentioned this. He said that he doesn’t understand why airlines don’t have an auction / standby section at the gate when flights leave. If there are free seats, whoever wants to pay the most get to go (this was in the days before Crazy Security).

    But airlines don’t have that infrastructure, so I think the short answer is you gotta be bffs with a flight attendant . OTOH, kayak is showing $300 standby tickets for 4:25pm from jfk (the time is now 2:32) with one stop in philly. That seems pretty reasonable to me.

    21/09/2017

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    ForensiT Domain Migration #windows, #data, #migration, #solutions, #technology, #developer, #system, #it,

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    User Profile Wizard 3.12

    Simple. Scalable. Low cost

    User Profile Wizard 3.12 is the latest version of ForensiT s powerful workstation migration tool. User Profile Wizard will migrate your current user profile to your new user account so that you can keep all your existing data and settings.

    Large-scale migration made easy

    User Profile Wizard has been used to automatically migrate hundreds of thousands of workstations to new domains. It can be used to migrate workstations to a new domain from any existing Windows network, or from a Novell NDS network; it can join standalone computers to a domain for the first time, or migrate workstations from a domain back to a workgroup.

    No need to lose personal data and settings

    A User Profile is where Windows stores your stuff. Normally, when you change your user account Windows will create a new profile for you, and you lose all your data and settings – your “My Documents”, “My Pictures” and “My Music” files and all the other information that makes your computer personal to you, like your desktop wallpaper, Internet favorites and the lists of documents you’ve recently opened.

    User Profile Wizard is an easy-to-use migration tool that means this doesn’t need to happen – you can simply migrate your original profile to your new user account. User Profile Wizard does not move, copy or delete any data. Instead it configures the profile “in place” so that it can be used by your new user account. This makes the process both very fast and very safe.

    With the User Profile Wizard Deployment Kit you can build a scalable, enterprise solution to automatically migrate tens of thousands of workstations.

    Scalable – up or down

    Unlike some alternatives, User Profile Wizard does not assume that there is an enterprise directory in place. It supports all environments from Small Business Server through to a Global Domain Consolidation.

    Benefits

    • Migrates all user profile data and settings on Windows XP/Windows 7/8 and Windows 10
    • Automatically joins a machine to a new domain
    • Supports domain migrations over a VPN
    • Supports all Active Directory and Samba domains
    • Migrates from a domain back to a workgroup
    • Includes Enterprise strength scripting support
    • Supports push migrations of remote machines
    • Tried and trusted – over one million licenses sold

    Corporate and Professional Editions

    User Profile Wizard comes in two editions. Read our User Profile Wizard Feature Comparison to find out what features are availble in the Corporate and Professional editions. The Corporate Edition is licensed per workstation. The Professional Edition is licensed per technician.

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    14/09/2017

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    Linux – Windows Fully Dedicated Servers #dedicated #servers, #server, #servers, #managed

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    We offer Linux-based operating systems including Debian (our recommendation), Ubuntu, and CentOS at no extra charge.

    We also offer a choice of Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 Editions (Web, Standard and Enterprise), which cost from an additional /month.

    If you do not want to administer the server manually then we strongly recommend a control panel to allow you to administer the server and setup Web sites / email accounts via a Web-based interface. Our recommended control panel is cPanel/WHM. which costs an extra 25.00/month. We offer Fantastico for a further 15.00/month on our dedicated servers.

    We provide a free Magento (e-commerce solution) installer tool with cPanel/WHM. If you would like more information or advice on Magento hosting please contact us .

    We do not currently offer any control panel solutions for Windows, and do not recommend it for simple Web email hosting requirements.





    09/09/2017

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    9 Ways To Travel The World For Free (Or Even Get

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    9 Ways To Travel The World For Free (Or Even Get Paid To Do It!)

    When I turned 18, I decided to move out of my parents’ home. I wanted to see the world, but I had no money at all. How could I travel the world when I was totally broke? But I also believe our dreams can come true when we set ourselves up for success. I found ways to move around despite my lack of money. I hope I can open your horizons a bit and inspire you to find creative ways of getting paid to travel, or at least to cover some (if not all) of your travel expenses.

    Work As An Au-pair

    An au-pair (literally meaning an extra pair of hands) is usually a young foreign person between 18 and 30 years old, who wants to travel the world, learn a new language, experience a new culture, and live new adventures. In exchange for that, they offer a maximum of 25 to 30 hours of help to a local family who provides food and accommodation, plus pocket money. The au-pair lives with a local family, usually helps with the children, and should be considered a member of the family and treated respectfully.

    When searching for a host family, make sure you are like-minded and have a lot of things in common. That s the key to a great experience. Some families will offer some perks, like your airfare, a language course, a monthly transportation pass, etc. Check which family offers you the best perks, but always keeping in mind that compatibility, similar ethics and lifestyle is way more important than any “perk.”

    I´m now in Switzerland, doing a very short au-pair program. I have a wonderful host family, great children and I´m very glad I had this chance to live in Zurich, while experiencing the culture through the eyes of a local family.

    Work At Summer Camps Across the United States

    Summer camps can be a great opportunity for you to travel to the States and have all your expenses met. Every summer, hundreds of American summer camps fill up with children wanting to have a great time. You can travel to another state if you want a new experience as a camp counselor, and some of the camps also hire young foreigners who want to have a taste of America and meet people from all walks of life in exchange for daily activities with kids. You won t make a fortune and you might not be able to save much, but you ll be paid and have zero expenses.

    After the summer camps are over, you have the opportunity to travel all over the United States with the money you made. You ll probably team up with other people you ve met at the camp so you won t be on your own.

    Teach English

    This is probably the most profitable work/travel opportunity out there. If you re a native speaker, you can just take a short online course or even find countries which won t require any certificate.

    If English is not your native language, you can still do it, but you should have decent English skills. Having actually completed an ESL course is a plus as well.

    Work on a Cruise Line

    This is hard work and you ll be living with the people you work with, which is not always easy — especially if you don t like or don t get along with someone. But it s a great opportunity to travel and making good money at the same time. Your ability to have time off when the ship arrives at a certain port depends on your type of job and duties. If you re in the cleaning department, you might have to work, but if you re working with other departments like entertainment, massage, hairdresser, etc, you might have time off.

    Every year many cruise lines around the world recruit people from all walks of life. If you want to sail across the world, get a CV ready and check for hiring dates. A quick Google search should tell you which cruise lines fit you better, which routes you d like to do, and who s recruiting. There are also forums where you can ask questions to people who work or have worked aboard cruises.

    Work as a Tour Guide

    Are you extrovert, communicative, and have patience to deal with people all day long?

    I believe being a tour guide or tour leader can be one of the best ways of exploring the world, get paid, and have no expenses. You might get to experience things you wouldn t otherwise. You ll meet people from all over the world and live a wonderful adventure. Some tour companies specialize in adventure travel, budget travel, spring break adventures. you ll find something that relates to you if you search for it. Contracts usually last for a year or more, so you ll have to be very available with no attachments, no pets, no and no significant other (unless you don t want to see them more than once a year!). This is easy for the early 20s, but more complicated for the older folks. I think it s a chance you could grab if you re totally free.

    Get A Temporary Agriculture Job

    I ve picked up grapes in France for 3 weeks and then had money to travel for a year — on a super low budget, not luxury traveling for sure! Usually, the money is great and the work is temporary. You ll meet other people from all over the world, mainly travelers who are also gathering some cash together. You usually get a free place to stay and some wine for your efforts. Everyone I know and who did grape picking in France said the job was super easy, relaxed and fun. Australia and New Zealand usually welcome farm workers as well.

    Workaway

    You won t be paid as a workawayer, but you should have all expenses covered, while volunteering. The Workaway website is a work/exchange volunteer type of program, with projects all over the world. I love the workaway concept of making your way around the world by volunteering and giving back to the community, while having the expenses paid and getting to know a new culture in depth. Workaway is perfect for people who want to stay a long time in a certain place for free or as a chance to learn a new language.

    Couchsurfing And BlaBlaCar

    I ve met the most amazing people through the Couchsurfing community. People are usually very open-minded and generous. If you want to travel around and have a free place to sleep, this is the best option! Remember that hosts’ homes are not a free hotel, so treat them and their space with respect, offer to cook for them, and always keep in mind you re being welcomed by a very generous person who hosted you out of kindness.

    If you want to connect with local people, hang out, make new friends, find company to do activities, check out the events page at the Couchsurfing website. There s always something going on!

    If you have a car or a van and enjoy traveling by road, using BlaBlaCar or some other type of carpooling website will meet all of your travel expenses. On these carpooling/ride share websites, people share expenses and travel by land. You have to all be heading in the same general direction, but if you take a couple of people, you re probably be able to cover 100% of the fuel costs. This is a win-win situation for all: carpoolers will have the convenience of going by car and not having to drive, and you’ll have your gas money covered. (Don’t have a car? Check it out anyway for a few outstanding cheap rides; you ll save an incredible amount of money. Oftentimes, there are free rides because some people get really bored traveling long distances alone and are happy to just have company to chat while they’re driving.)

    Making Sure Your Food Expenses Are Covered

    I didn t buy basically any food during those overland trips. I had no cash for that, so what did I do?

    Most bakeries, pizza shops, and restaurants throw away ALL the fresh food they didn t sell during that day. So I took advantage of that. When I traveled around Italy, I ate pizza nonstop: they were free and healthy, and filled with veggies and good quality ingredients. In the evening, before the bakeries or pizzerias closed, I d ask if they had any food they were about to throw away. I usually got more food than I could even carry, leaving me with dinner, breakfast and lunch for next day.

    People can be extremely generous and they have nothing to lose by offering the food. Be aware this WON T work with big chains, just small family businesses!

    I also asked around in the markets. I remember in Venezia, I got so many fresh tomatoes that I had daily delicious sandwiches. I got lots of free fruits as well. In France, I got lots of veggie burgers and other 100% organic/bio products from health food stores. They gave me excellent products that were about to expire in a couple of days. Most market vendors will give you free vegetables and fruit, sometimes more than you can carry! If you have access to a kitchen, you can eat extremely well without spending a cent.

    07/09/2017

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    IT asset management software #it #asset #management #software, #network #inventory #management,

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    Asset Management Solution

    Discover, Manage, and Track All Your Hardware Assets.

  • Scan all your Windows devices, non-Window devices, VMs, and network devices through simple scanning techniques.
  • Get comprehensive asset information like hardware specification, software installed, scan history, asset ownership history, and asset states in a single pane of glass.
  • Build and maintain a separate inventory to manage all your non-IT assets.

    Map Asset Relationships with CMDB. Understand Your IT Environment Better.

    • Create a high level of synergy by building relationships between people, assets, and other Configuration Items (CI).
    • Use pre-defined and custom relationship types to get a visual view of asset relationships.
    • Enable an effective problem management and change management planning by building a logical model of your IT infrastructure in the CMDB .

    Manage Software and Ensure Compliance. Sail Through Audits Easily.

    • Improve software governance by monitoring software usage (unused, rarely used, and so on), number of installations, license types, compliance status, and license expiration.
    • Isolate vulnerabilities like malware and unauthorized or prohibited software to reduce potential risks.
    • Manage software licenses for every software installation on every workstation across the enterprise.
    • Track over licensed, under licensed, and compliant software to ensure software license compliance.
    • Sail through software audits easily by tracking every installation and allocating individual software licenses across installations.

    Track IT Asset Purchases and Contracts. Manage IT Budgets Better.

    • Manage the complete life cycle of purchase orders with a structured approval and delivery process.
    • Maintain a complete product catalog of all assets owned by the company with price and warranty details.
    • Maintain a vendor catalog, compare prices from different vendors, and analyze purchase trends to leverage negotiations.
    • Keep track of IT contracts and get notified about their expiry in advance.

    What Customers Say

    The asset management piece is probably the most important part of ServiceDesk Plus and the most helpful part of the tool. I would say that the asset management module has provided the biggest added value to the business.

    Nicholas P. Arispe
    system administrator, Radiology Associates





    06/09/2017

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  • Going It Alone #train #travel #uk

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    Going It Alone

    Ivy Peltz is like many people who go on tours or cruises alone: She doesn’t like to room with strangers, but she also hates paying a single supplement the fee many travel companies levy on singles who want their own two-person room. It’s like a double punishment, says the 51-year-old New York dentist. You’re going alone, and you have to pay more for the pleasure. If you are feeling sorry for yourself, the single supplement is a real slap in the face.

    Because of high fuel prices and the struggling economy, however, some industry experts say that tour operators and cruise lines may have trouble filling their slots in the coming year meaning single travelers could have luck getting around the dreaded supplement. But you need to know how to find the deals, says Lea Lane, author of Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips and editor of sololady.com. a site for single travelers. Single supplements are like rack rates you can usually do better. Here are tips on how to find a sweeter deal:

    Be the first one in line.

    Tour companies sometimes scrap the single supplement for the first few people who book trips the operators believe may not sell out. For example, Singles Travel International will waive the supplement for the first six people who sign up for a Solo Super Savers trip to Europe in early 2009 (singlestravelintl.com ). To find this kind of early-bird special, ask a travel agent or check sites like sololady.com or Connecting: Solo Travel Network (cstn.org ). CSTN lists its deals in a bimonthly newsletter that it e-mails to members the one-time fee to join is $50. Your best bet is to start looking at least six months before a trip’s departure date, as most tours begin to fill up after that.

    . Or wait till the last minute

    Operators also occasionally reduce the single supplement as the deadline to book a tour approaches and they get desperate to sell any remaining spots. If you can wait until the last week [before the sign-up deadline], chances are you’ll get a deal, says Lane. But it’s a risk-reward kind of thing. You could miss out on the trip altogether. Some companies, such as Backroads (backroads.com ) and Mayflower Tours (mayflowertours.com ), also offer what’s known as a guaranteed share : If they can’t find a roommate for you before a certain date, you’ll get your own double room at no extra cost. This works only if there’s an odd number of men or women on a tour, so check in with the operator regularly before the deadline to see how many people have registered.

    Last-minute deals are possible on cruises, too. Some companies try to off-load unbooked cabins in the weeks before a departure by offering happy hour specials in which they reduce the supplement. The sales are typically held the same day they’re announced on the companies’ websites, says Amber Blecker, a travel agent who founded a website listing discounts on supplements for solo cruisers: singlescruiseresource.com. Most travel agents receive advance warning of the sales.

    Negotiate with the operator

    You can always turn on the charm and try to persuade the tour company to drop the supplement. If you’ve got a good reason why you think you shouldn’t have to pay, sell the operator on it. I’ve mentioned a recent divorce and a first trip after being widowed both true stories, Lane says. Usually, I ask the company to waive the single supplement and then hope for an upgrade. Sometimes, you don’t even need to give the company a reason just be friendly and make your preference for a private room clear. The person who makes the best impression will definitely stand out in the operator’s mind and could receive a single room if it becomes available, says Beth Whitman, author of Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo.

    Small-scale tour operators, such as Country Walkers (countrywalkers.com ) and Mayflower Tours, generally have more flexibility than larger companies when it comes to giving single travelers a break on fees. If the owner answers the phone, he can strike a deal right on the spot, says John Stachnik, president and co-owner of Mayflower Tours. With a large company, the reservationist can’t really diverge from official policy. He says to sweet-talk the booking agent by saying you will recommend the trip to friends and by stressing your discretion: Assure the operator that you will not share information about your discount with other travelers on the tour.

    29/08/2017

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    Ethanol: Pros ?>

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    Pros

    Positive Net Energy Balance – Corn-based ethanol has a positive net energy balance of 1.06btu per gallon for 1.00btu of energy used without ethanol by-product credits. With these credits, for things such as DDGS, corn-based ethanol has a positive net energy balance of 1.67btu per gallon for 1.00btu of energy used.

    Biodegradable – As ethanol is made with organic materials it is highly biodegradable making spills far less worrysome than petroleum spills. When spilled, 74% of ethanol is broken down within 5 days.

    Usable By-Products – The two chief by-products of corn-based ethanol are CO2 and DDGS, both of which are usable in other industries. The CO2 can be captured for use in the food and beverage industry. DDGS can be used for cattle feed or further crushed to extract corn oil, for food or biodiesel production uses.

    Most Infrastructure In-place – There are few changes that would need to be made to widely adopt ethanol. Most automobiles available in the U.S. are Flex Fuel capable and there are roughly 2,000 stations already serving E85. While most of these stations are lumped in the Midwest, they are increasing nationwide.

    Cons

    Food vs. Fuel – 2.4 to 2.8 gallons of ethanol can be produced per bushel of corn. As a result, there has been massive media coverage over the use of food as fuel. While there are mountains of findings showing how the use of corn has increased food costs and equal amounts showing it does not, in the end food crops are being used as fuel, making corn-based ethanol inferior to cellulosic ethanol in this regard.

    Reduced MPG – Based on 2009 flex fuel vehicles, E85 miles per gallon is expected to be roughly 28.5% lower in the city and 26.5% lower on the highway. This means it takes 1.35 to 1.40 gallons of E85 to equal the mileage of 1.00 gallons of gasoline.

    Fuel Transportation – Ethanol absorbs water and is corrosive. which make it difficult to ship through existing pipelines from the Midwest of the U.S. where most production occurs. Remedies include shipping or building dedicated ethanol pipelines, however the most likely scenario seems to involve rail or road transport. The best scenario would be local ethanol plants, with the easiest way to accomplish this through continued development of cellulosic ethanol, where feedstocks are abundant everywhere as opposed to corn or sugar.

    Water Absorbtion – Ethanol absorbs water, which can contaminate it as a fuel and makes it more difficult to ship through pipelines. As a result, ethanol has a shorter shelf and tank life than gasoline.

    Fueling Locations – There are roughly 2,000 E85 fueling stations in the U.S. with the majority in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. A U.S. E85 fueling station map and locator can be found here.





    25/08/2017

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    What It s Like To Vacation in Cuba – American Travel

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    The complete guide to making vacationing in Cuba a reality.

    Do I Have to Go on an Educational Tour?

    Technically, yes. “American travelers to Cuba need to be on some kind of tour, which can consist of as few as two people,” says Diane Mullahy, a Cuba specialist with Travel Leaders. “But a program can be customized geared to their desires, whether they are foodies, history buffs, art lovers, photographers, etc.”

    Will my vacation be on a coach bus with 25 other people?

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    Can I fly there from the US?

    Yes. It is now possible to fly to Cuba from the United States. That said, these are still charter flights that cannot just be booked online like a regular vacation. “You have to book these through a travel service provider or through someone who sells Cuba,” says Lee. “Also, these flights are not leaving dailyfrom all locations yet,except Miami which has multiple daily flights. That is changing fast as more routes are added from more US cities.” In addition to flights from Miami, JFK has opened up charter flights and Atlanta and Chicago are looking to come onboard, as well.

    25/08/2017

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    IT vs #computer #science #usf, #it #vs #computer #science

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    IT vs. Computer Science: Which Degree is Right for You? [Infographic]

    There s no doubt in your mind you want to work in the exciting world of technology! And with the optimistic job growth and exciting earning potential, who could blame you?

    The average median salary for professionals in this industry is upwards of $80,000 annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).* These positions are also projected to grow by an average of nearly 12 percent through 2024, which is faster than the national average rate of seven percent. Considering all these factors, it s easy to see why you re interested in pursuing a degree in technology .

    The hard part is deciding which degree is right for you and your career aspirations. If you re looking for a program that will prime you for success in a variety of technology careers, you re probably considering IT versus computer science.

    The two may seem similar on the surface, but there are different skills and career opportunities associated with each. We created this infographic to provide you with a visual, side-by-side comparison of these fields of study so you can decide which suits you best.

    * Salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries and employment conditions in your area may vary.

    EDITOR S NOTE: This infographic was originally published in October 2014. It has since been updated to include information relevant to 2017.

    External links provided on Rasmussen.edu are for reference only. Rasmussen College does not guarantee, approve, control, or specifically endorse the information or products available on websites linked to, and is not endorsed by website owners, authors and/or organizations referenced.

    Callie is the Associate Content Marketing Manager at Collegis Education. She oversees all blog content on behalf of Rasmussen College. She is passionate about providing quality content to empower others to improve their lives.

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    Geographic Information Systems certificate #business, #crime, #forensic, #legal, #it, #computer #enginnering,

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    Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    GIS is a computer-based methodology for collecting, analyzing, modeling and presenting geographic data for a wide range of applications. The proliferation of desktop hardware and software has made these systems an important tool in our day-to-day lives. GIS data and the people trained in these methodologies and applications are becoming integral components in nearly every type of business and government service. The GIS professional must be competent in integrating geography, data and systems to solve a wide range of problems for business, healthcare, insurance, law enforcement and other industries.

    An important component of this program is the project which is introduced in the first course and carried through the entire program. Certificate graduates will have a completed project portfolio to demonstrate GIS skills.

    The Certificate in Geographic Information Systems provides two convenient options for completing the certificate: in-classroom or online. Each of the programs consist of four courses totaling 84 hours of lecture and are project based. The certificate graduate will receive 8.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

    Due to state and federal regulations, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized CSUF as a provider. Click here for more information.

    English Proficiency Requirement

    It is recommended that participants who reside outside of United States and whose first language is not English must possess English language proficiency equivalent to a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 80 (iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5.

    It is the participant’s responsibility to demonstrate English language proficiency necessary to fully participate in the class lectures and discussions.

    For optimal viewing of the course schedule below, please view on a tablet or desktop

    Note:Click on the course title to view all available course sections. Hover over the colored labels to view where the course will be offered.

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    At the conclusion of the certificate program, graduates will be able to:
    – Provide a general definition and understanding of the key concepts and topics of GIS including a brief history of the industry;
    – Understand the major components of a Geographic Information System including hardware, software and data;
    – Identify the role and functions of the GIS Specialist in both the public and private sectors;
    – Understand GIS database principles and build a GIS database, data type and data sources;
    – Understand the fundamentals of ArcGIS and its related applications; and
    – Complete a capstone project integrating the student’s GIS knowledge and skills accumulated over the course of the certificate program.

    – Recent Baccalaureate graduates across many disciplines
    – Employees of organizations either utilizing or planning to utilize GIS
    – Career changers – IT Professionals
    – Retirees – second career

    It is recommended that participants who reside outside of United States and whose first language is not English possess English language proficiency equivalent to:
    A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 80 (iBT) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5
    There is no need to send the test score to the University. It the participant’s responsibility to demonstrate English language proficiency necessary to fully participate in the class lectures and discussions.

    Jaime M Alas Programmer/Analyst GIS, Information Technology Services, Downey Regional Medical Center John C Carroll Chair, Department of Geography, College of Humanities, California State University, Fullerton Julie Cooper Crime Analyst, Irvine Police Department Lauren Henderson Program Developer University Extended Education California State University, Fullerton David Holt Strategic Planner Health Care Systems, VA Loma Linda Health Care System Paul Horvath Director, Information Technology TC3 Health Josephine M Jenneskens GIS Analyst, City of Carson Kari A Knutson Miller Dean, University Extended Education and AVP, International Programs Global Engagement University Extended Education, California State University, Fullerton Lew Nelson Manager, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Industries, ESRI Yong-Tae Park Professor, Department of Information Sciences and Decision Sciences, Cal State Fullerton Kurt Smith Community Analysis and Technology, Director, Redlands Police Department Karen K Underhill GIS/Database Supervisor, Orange County Water District Seth Waife Representative, Health Care Industries, ESRI

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    Intelligent Systems #intelligent #systems, #microsoft #dynamics, #erp, #crm, #365, #bi, #axapta,

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    Познаваме вашия бизнес

    Имаме точното решение за вас

    Microsoft Dynamics ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) са водещи световни ИТ бизнес решения и най-използваните системи от висок клас в България с повече от 300 внедрявания в някои от най-големите компании у нас.

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Customer Relationship Management) е лесен за използване бизнес инструмент, чрез който служителите работят по-бързо и ефективно, като постигат висока клиентска удовлетвореност. Microsoft Dynamics CRM набира все по-голяма популярност сред фирмите у нас, поради своята гъвкавост и адаптивност към нуждите на потребителите.

    Мобилните решения осигуряват надежден достъп до централната база данни, посредством различни мобилни устройства. Работят на всички популярни мобилни платформи iOS, Android, Windows Mobile. Мобилните приложения са изключително гъвкави и позволяват лесна и бърза настройка спрямо желанията и нуждите на клиента.

    Business Intelligence (BI) решенията подпомагат ежедневната работа на компанията като предоставят възможност за изготвяне на детайлни справки и анализи по ключови бизнес показатели. BI системата спомага вземането на обосновани корпоративни решения, базирани на реална бизнес информация.

    Intelligent Systems Bulgaria предлага разнообразни услуги в облака (Cloud Services), сред които Microsoft Dynamics ERP и CRM, IaaS, Office 365 и др. Избирайки Облачните услуги, клиентите елиминират голяма част от първоначалните инвестиции в софтуер и хардуер и значително съкращават последващите разходи за тяхното обновяване и поддръжка.

    В допълнение към Microsoft Dynamics ERP и CRM системите, вертикалните и хоризонтални приложения към тях, предлагаме и допълнителни решения, за да отговорим изцяло на ИТ нуждите и очакванията на своите клиенти.

    Intelligent Systems предлага професионални услуги по разработка, внедряване и поддръжка на интегрирани системи за управление на бизнеса. Изцяло фокусирана върху ERP и CRM решенията Microsoft Dynamics и техни браншови допълнения, от 2007 година насам, Intelligent Systems трайно заема първото място при внедрителите на Microsoft Dynamics решенията в страната. С осъществени повече от 320 проекта в над 35 страни по света, ние сме уверени, че можем да предложим най-оптималното бизнес решение за вашата компания.





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    You want the best flight deal? Google it – Feb. 25,

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    You want the best flight deal? Google it

    Google’s “Flights” search tool makes finding the best airfare deal significantly easier.

    The prices that Google ( GOOGL. Tech30 ) shows will appear in gray and green (green for lowest).

    When you click on the day you want to travel, Google will list the flights for that date in order of cost, grouping together all the times when you can fly at the lowest price.

    If you’re curious about what time of the year flights between two cities are the lowest, Google Flights can show you a bar chart that will give you a glimpse of the best prices throughout the year.

    Google Flights is the best tool to find the cheapest airfare.

    Maybe you know when you want to fly, but you’re not sure where to go? Google Flights has an interactive map that will show you prices for destinations around the world.

    You can also search for generic terms, such as “flights to Europe” or “flights to Mexico.” Google Flights also has an “I’m feeling lucky” button that will suggest popular destinations and other locations based on your search history.

    Google said it found that 54% of people don’t know where they want to travel when they decide to plan their vacations.

    What Google doesn’t show is whether prices will drop in the near future. Microsoft Bing and Kayak provide services that predict when prices are expected to rise or fall.

    But Google said those tools aren’t typically very helpful.

    “Though it’s sometimes hard to pull the trigger because you’re afraid the price will drop tomorrow (or next Tuesday, maybe?), our experience shows it’s usually best to book right away,” said Eric Zimmerman, Google Flights product manager, in a blog post.

    In 2011, Google purchased a company called ITA. which provides flight information to websites, such as Expedia ( EXPE ). Kayak, Hipmunk and Priceline ( PCLN. Tech30 ). The data Google controls includes flight times, availability and prices.

    Competitors Kayak and Expedia initially opposed the deal before the Department of Justice forced Google to promise that it would continue to promote competition.

    16/08/2017

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    Strategic Project Solutions #strategic #it #solutions

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    Production Control

    Maximizing return on capital investment remains elusive for many companies, impacting financial performance and shareholder value. At the root of the issue is overreliance on functional project management and underinvestment in managing the execution of work.

    Unlike conventional project management functions that focus on reporting and forecasting, SPS Project Production Control solutions enable effective management of variability and use of resources resulting in enhanced quality, better control of cost and time and reduced risk of EH Management from the University of California at Berkeley.

    Jim Richardson Senior Vice President Solutions

    Jim Richardson

    Senior Vice President Solutions

    Richardson brings twenty-six years of leadership experience in the oil and gas industry, including twenty-two years with a US supermajor covering drilling and completions, field development, capital projects and production operations in the UK North Sea, North America, Africa and Papua New Guinea. He has operated in an advisory capacity to board level executives in industry leading super majors and emerging North American onshore operators and has been involved directly in advising and leading major capital projects for over fifteen years. He holds a B.Eng. in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

    Todd R. Zabelle

    Founder & CEO

    Zabelle has more than thirty years of experience in the delivery of complex and critical capital projects. He was the founder and president of Pacific Contracting, an equity partner in the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), and founder of the Project Production Institute (PPI).





    12/08/2017

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    Travel Medical Insurance: Dont Leave Without It #travel #canada

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    Travel medical insurance: Don’t leave without it

    During six months in Chile while interning for a nonprofit organization, a 20-something man we’ll call Lucas contracted scabies. The microscopic mite infestation drove Lucas — who asked that we not use his real name — to seek treatment at a free local clinic.

    Before leaving the U.S. Lucas had opted against purchasing supplemental travel medical insurance, which would have covered his care at a hospital. Like many people traveling abroad, he chose to play the medical odds.

    Insurance for health catastrophes overseas

    A twisted ankle, common cold or routine aches and pains might be addressed in a foreign land with the help of a local pharmacy and perhaps a good dictionary in the native language.

    But medical emergencies aren’t always so clear-cut overseas, says Steve Wyss, managing director of Affinity Group Underwriters, a provider of insurance to professional associations and other groups.

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    “It’s when you have something catastrophic, or need to be moved to an area with a higher standard of care, that having a travel medical insurance policy can really make the difference,” he says.

    Different from travel insurance

    Many vacationers are familiar with travel insurance, which is usually offered while purchasing an airline ticket or cruise. Such policies can be helpful to recoup the costs of lost luggage or a change in plans.

    Travel medical insurance is somewhat different. It supplements your regular health insurance when you’re traveling abroad.

    While some people are willing to take chances, travelers with medical conditions or who engage in high-risk activities might want to make sure any surprise trips to an emergency room won’t crimp their finances long after they’ve returned home.

    Picks up where health insurance leaves off

    When you travel, your health insurance likely will offer basic coverage for emergencies outside the U.S.

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    Some policies even have a clause for emergency evacuation (also known as “air ambulance”) that will reimburse a patient for the cost of a flight from a remote location to a hospital with a higher level of care, Wyss says.

    But your regular health insurance provider “probably doesn’t have a network outside the U.S.,” notes Brendan Sharkey, director of individual product sales for GeoBlue Travel Insurance, the travel health insurance arm of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. “This gets complicated not only when trying to find the best resources, but also when struggling with paperwork while filing a claim.”

    Travel health risks can be far from exotic

    As Lucas found out, the health risks for travelers can include more than unexpected medical emergencies such as deadly snakebites, serious crashes or malaria.

    Sharkey says the claims he and his colleagues see most frequently are for flare-ups of chronic health conditions.

    “Diabetes or asthma — those are the things that can spiral out of control when someone is traveling,” he says. “Someone with a heart condition, who’s dealing with sleep and dietary changes, more physical exertion than usual, walking all along hilly streets to discover a new city — sometimes people will push themselves too far.”

    Travel medical insurance for pregnancy

    The birth of Sharkey’s son in Australia several years ago is a perfect example of a fairly ordinary medical issue that can become critical. Sharkey hadn’t yet started working for GeoBlue, and the couple opted to use the public health care system during the pregnancy and delivery.

    “My wife’s roommate in the hospital was an inmate of the local prison, shackled to the bed with a guard standing over her,” he says.

    There was no epidural; a midwife alone began the delivery, and when complications arose, Sharkey had to track down the doctor who was overseeing five simultaneous deliveries.

    “Had we had insurance,” he says, “we would have had private care, and it would have been different than this white-knuckle ride.”

    Policies for less than $20 per week

    The costs of supplemental travel medical insurance policies can vary greatly, but are determined by the length and destination of the trip and the age of the traveler.

    Coverage can be fairly inexpensive — less than the cost of checking a bag.

    For example, a 40-something traveler could spend less than $20 per week for a policy with a $500 deductible that would provide up to $500,000 in medical insurance for accidents or illness and include medical evacuation coverage.

    Buy before you leave

    The time to buy a travel medical insurance policy is the moment travel reservations have been made and paid for. Don’t wait until you’re on the road, because those who attempt to buy a travel medical policy once they’ve already left home are more often than not wasting their money, Sharkey cautions.

    “If you’re a short-term traveler or backpacker looking to buy a policy last-minute because you’re already showing symptoms, it’s too late,” he says. “You’re going to be basically uninsurable.”

    The fine print on exclusions

    Some legitimate travel medical insurance policies won’t cover a traveler who is injured due to an act of terrorism, especially if that act occurs in a country with a State Department travel alert in place.

    Others will deny claims for a pre-existing condition, even if that condition has been asymptomatic, undiagnosed and untreated before the policy was purchased.

    Before you start shopping for travel medical insurance, call your existing health insurance company to determine if it includes any international coverage. If not, ask your insurer if it sells supplemental travel medical policies or if it partners with another provider that does.

    Beyond that, the U.S. State Department’s website maintains a list of travel medical insurance providers.

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    Paralegal Certificate, Certification and Certified: What – s the Difference? #how

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    Paralegal Certificate, Certification and Certified: What s the difference?

    This blog is going to cover paralegal certificates, but first I want to make sure that you understand the distinction between a certificate and being certified or having certification. The easy way to remember it is that schools do not offer certification they offer certificates; having a certificate or degree can lead to being certified or attaining certification. In other words, the certificate or degree comes first. Certification requires taking qualification exams through state agencies or paralegal associations, along with meeting any other educational or professional guidelines mandated by the certificate-granting association, state or agency. For example, two national professional associations that offer a paralegal (or legal assistant) certification credential are the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).

    *Whether you’re looking to earn an undergraduate degree in preparation for the Certified Paralegal Exam, or ready to advance your career with a master’s degree in legal studies, accredited online programs make it easier than ever to get the education you need:

    What is a paralegal certificate and how does it compare with a degree?

    Types of Paralegal Certificate Programs

    Most paralegal certificates are post-baccalaureate programs. In other words, they re for students who already have a bachelor s degree or, at the very least, an associate degree. This degree doesn t necessarily have to be in paralegal studies: you can have a bachelor s degree in business, fine arts, political science or pretty much anything. The main thing is that you have a higher education foundation that includes humanities, math, English and social sciences, and have developed reading, writing and communication skills that you can draw upon in your professional life. A post-baccalaureate certificate program can help you reach the next level of professionalism as it often lends itself to specialization in a specific area in this case paralegal studies.

    A few paralegal certificate programs can be completed right after high school. It is very important to distinguish between the two types of programs: post-baccalaureate programs are more like graduate programs, whereas programs that can be completed right after high school provide more of a technical continuing education with little or no general education to round out the course of study.

    There is a definite advantage to entering the workplace with a general education under your belt in addition to legal classes, and many employers specifically require an associate or bachelor s degree as a prerequisite for employment. However, if you need to enter the workforce right away, are already working straight out of high school and want to add paralegal skills to your resume for potential advancement or simply do not have the funds for a degree, then a certificate program that does not require a bachelor s or associate degree as a prerequisite may be for you.

    What s Required

    Certificate programs generally require anywhere from 18 to 45 credit hours. Since many, or even most students are already working, these programs are frequently set up so that they can be completed through night or weekend classes and/or on a part-time basis. Many certificate program can be completed within a year, even on a part-time basis, although most schools accommodate students by allowing them to take longer to complete a program.

    Post-baccalaureate programs vary in what areas of the law they cover, but most include legal research, legal writing, an introductory course in paralegalism, substantive law and a choice of courses in specialty areas of the law. Some schools offer multiple paralegal certificate options. For instance, some post-baccalaureate certificate programs offer emphases in areas like nursing paralegal, criminal law paralegal, business paralegal or educational paralegal. Within each of these programs are a few courses that focus on the law as it applies to that specialty.

    One great thing about these post-baccalaureate programs is that the students who apply to and complete these programs are generally older, more mature, have some work experience and are extremely motivated to excel in their chosen profession. These programs are definitely on a higher rung on the educational ladder than technical certificate programs, and as such are seen by potential employers as recognizable and valued achievements.

    The Role of a Certificate in Certification

    The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), one of the two main nationwide paralegal associations, requires that those who take the Certified Paralegal examination to become a Certified Paralegal have a paralegal education. Specifically, they require:

    • Graduation from a paralegal program that is:
    • (a) Approved by the American Bar Association; or
    • (b) An associate degree program; or
    • (c) A post-baccalaureate certificate program in paralegal studies;
    • (d) A bachelor s degree program in paralegal studies; or
    • (e) A paralegal program which consists of a minimum of 60 semester hours (900 clock hours or 90 quarter hours) of which at least 15 semester hours (225 hours or 22.5 quarter hours) are substantive legal courses
    • Alternative qualifications call for a bachelor s degree in any field, plus a year of paralegal working experience or seven years of working experience as a paralegal.

    Thus, if you already have an associate or bachelor s degree and complete a post-baccalaureate certificate program you meet the educational requirements for taking the Certified Paralegal examination, and with a qualified score on that exam you gain the designation of Certified Paralegal or Certified Legal Assistant. Law Offices, corporations and other employers recognize this as a milestone of professional excellence and certification is frequently a preferred prerequisite for many paralegal positions. (NALA also offers an Advanced Paralegal Certification for those who already Certified Paralegals.)

    Choosing a Paralegal Certificate Program

    Certificate programs that offer specialized tracks can be excellent options for those who are seeking job fulfillment through specific areas of the law. For example, you may wish to become involved in ecology, and with a certificate track in environmental paralegal studies you will most likely find that the doors of NGOs with environmental missions will open wider for you. And, because the law impacts insurance, medical facilities and other areas of medicine, including drug companies, individuals who already have nursing degrees can graduate from nursing paralegal certificate programs and find paralegal positions in those fields because of their specialized knowledge.

    A certificate program is an excellent choice for working individuals who are looking to make a career change, whether within their field or in uncharted territory. It can also serve as an good opportunity for those considering law school as it enables students to get their feet wet in the legal field.

    Paralegal certificate programs can even benefit those who don t aspire to be working paralegals. Because the law impacts every aspect of our society, anyone who adds legal knowledge to their portfolio is also creating potential for advancement in their current job.

    Things to consider when looking for a certification program that fits your needs and goals include:

    • Are you looking for a simple technical certificate or a post-baccalaureate program?
    • Are you looking for a program with specialized tracks?
    • Is your undergraduate degree already in legal or paralegal studies? If so, does the certificate program cover new ground that will allow you to expand you knowledge or will it simply rehash what you have already learned?
    • If you didn t cover legal studies in your undergraduate degree, does the certificate program offer the basics of legal research, analysis, writing, substantive law, technology and management?
    • What other obligations do you have, whether work or family, that will affect the demands on your life and what accommodations does the school have that will fit with your schedule? How long do you want to take to earn your certificate?
    • What are the professional credentials and experience of the faculty?
    • What resources does the school have in terms of research tools, classrooms, online accessibility and job placement programs?
    • How much do you want to spend?

    With answers to these basic questions you are sure to find a school that can provide you with a quality education that meets your needs and helps you achieve your specific career goals.





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    Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Review – Is It the Perfect Travel

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    Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Review – Is It the Perfect Travel Mouse?

    by Josh Kirschner on September 01, 2010

    Today, Microsoft announced the launch of the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse a full-size mouse that folds flat for portability. The Arc Touch Mouse, which measures less than 15 millimeters at its widest point, easily slides into a briefcase, purse or pocket, making it the perfect travel companion for computing on the go.

    I first saw the Arc Touch Mouse at a Microsoft event back in June and received a review unit this morning. It’s a great little product and one that I definitely plan to take with me when working out of the office. While not as comfortable as my regular mouse, it is far more usable than most other travel mice I’ve tried.

    Folding the Arc Touch Mouse flat requires a simple push. It turns off automatically when flattened and turns on again when popped up. A tiny magnetic snap-in Nano transceiver stores conveniently on the bottom of the mouse.

    The Arc Touch Mouse features a touch scroll strip , instead of a standard scroll wheel. The scroll strip uses a capacitive sensor pad to sense the movement of your finger and has three virtual tap buttons for paging up, paging down and a user programmable middle click area.

    The strip also uses haptics to provide vibrations that simulate the bumps you would feel while using a traditional scroll wheel. I liked the effect, finding it gave a very natural feeling, similar to that of a physical scroll wheel. However, the vibration also creates a clicking noise, which I could see annoying your seatmate on a flight or the person at the next table in Starbucks. Thankfully, it can easily be turned off, when necessary, through Microsoft’s IntelliPoint software.

    The Arc Touch has standard left/right buttons, but no side buttons.

    Microsoft claims that the two AAA batteries give the Arc Touch Mouse more than six months of battery life, and a battery life indicator lets you know when the power is running low.

    The Arc Touch Mouse is available on Amazon.com for $45 .

    07/08/2017

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    Maryland Mutual Consent Divorce #maryland #mutual #consent #divorce, #maryland #mutual #consent

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    Maryland Mutual Consent Divorce — Without Children – All Forms and Legal Advice Included.

    Ready to start? Click on the package you need to register and access the online questionnaire. You can save your answers and return later. When you’re ready to move forward, simply pay by credit card and submit the questionnaire to our firm.
    We will review to make sure it is correct, provide you with legal advice, and detailed filing instructions.

    Now there is no one-year waiting period for an uncontested divorce, if you meet the new qualifications for a Mutual Consent Divorce in Maryl and , — effective October 1, 2015.

    Qualifications for a Mutual Consent Divorce in Maryland

    Effective October 1, 2015, Maryland has a new kind of divorce called a �Mutual Consent Divorce.� If you don�t have any children you can qualify for this divorce which does not require a one year waiting period. This new divorce is called a Divorce by Mutual Consent .

    It is only available to couples who don’t have any minor children. You must satisfy these conditions to quaify for a Divorce by Mutual Consent :

    Four Conditions for Divorce by �Mutual Consent�.

    A couple will be able to qualify for divorce by �mutual consent� if four conditions are met:

    1. They have no minor children in common;

    2. They have a signed, written settlement agreement covering both alimony and property rights that they submit to the Court;

    3. Neither party asks the Court to set aside their written settlement agreement; and

    4. They both appear at the uncontested divorce hearing.

    Separation before Filing no longer Required

    This type of divorce does not require the couple to be separated for any period of time before filing for the divorce. The only other existing, no-fault ground for absolute divorce in Maryland requires parties to be separated for an entire year before they can file.

    Under current Maryland law, living together under the same roof while negotiating property and support issues, delays when a divorce can be granted on no-fault grounds. Only after a couple has separated residences and has lived separate and apart for twelve months can one of them file for a divorce on no-fault grounds.

    This means that if you qualify and execute a Marital Separation Agreement, you can file for divorce as soon as each party as executed the Marital Separation Agreement.

    Our forms package supports this new Mutual Consent Divorce and also comes with legal advice.

    Our cost is $249.00, plus you play court filing fees. We also provide you with all of the legal advice you need at no extra charge.

    The Hearing for a No-Fault Divorce in Maryland

    At the hearing for Absolute Divorce, you will need a corroborative witness. This is a person who testifies for you and supports your version of the facts. The witness gives his/her testimony based on the facts he/she saw or heard. We provide you with detailed instructions so you can represent yourself in the divorce hearing.

    If you file for A Mutual Consent Divorce, both parties will have to attend and participate in the hearing.

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    05/08/2017

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    Salisbury University – Technology Support Services – Welcome to the IT

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    Welcome to the IT Help Desk/Technology Support site

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    The Information Technology department is available to assist students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and guests of the University with technology issues and requests. We are committed to providing you with excellent customer service and prompt technical support solutions.

    IT Information For:

    Scheduled Downtime

    • GullNet/PeopleSoft Downtime – May 31 – 5pm to 8pm

    GullNet will be unavailable from 5pm to 8pm on May 31 for scheduled downtime.

    Notices and Alerts

    IT Projects

    Starting this summer, IT will begin replacing Faculty and Staff primary computers that are 5 years old or older.

    Starting in November 2016, Information Technology will begin upgrading campus computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8 to the Windows 10 operating system.

    Beginning in the spring of 2017, Information Technology will begin working with the campus to convert paper forms that require signatures to electronic forms that can be digitally signed using DocuSign. This will not only streamline the process for approvals, but will also reduce the paper footprint on campus.

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    Human Resources Analyst Salary #is #a #masters #degree #in #human #resources

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    Human Resources Analyst Salary

    Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

    A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization’s human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

    Another large part of the human resource analyst’s responsibilities is to ensure employees are operating at maximum efficiency. To accomplish this, the human resource analyst needs to determine how to ensure employees are working at peak productivity at the lowest possible cost to the company. This involves speaking with employees and supervisors so the analyst can recommend a plan of action, whether it be to attempt to improve skills employees may be lacking, replace current employees, or hire new employees to better distribute workloads. The human resource analyst reports their findings to company management and recommends ways to use the information to the benefit of the company.

    A human resource analyst usually works a standard 40-hour workweek in an office environment. They are part of a human resource team and frequently interact with other members of the team to acquire data.

    To become a human resource analyst, a bachelor’s degree is required, usually in human resources, industrial psychology, business, or a related field. In addition, employers frequently request candidates have two to five years of experience working in human resources. Also, most human resource analysts are expected to be familiar with Human Resources Information System (HRIS) software.

    Human Resources Analyst Tasks

    • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
    • May assist with payroll administration.
    • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
    • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.

    Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst





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    Remote Managed Services #managed #it #services #tampa

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    Remote Managed Services

    Overview

    You expect and require a consistent, positive end-user experience of the video collaboration and AV system technology your company has implemented. Managed services ensure that reliability through proactive monitoring of your systems. Such services can extend beyond monitoring and include active management of your video conferencing sessions, so that participants are focused on the meeting, and not the technology.

    Ready to collaborate?

    Workplace Trends in Managed Services

    • Cloud-based UCC that enables smaller companies to collaborate like the big enterprises
    • More spaces with collaboration technology so that organizations take advantage of teamwork
    • 61% of IT leaders say they plan to upgrade their unified communications and collaboration solutions within the next three years. (2015 Unified Communications and Collaboration Survey, IDG Enterprises)

    AVI-SPL and Microsoft are working to improve the way organizations operate by giving them the tools to work smarter – fostering workplace transformation for the way the enterprise chooses to work today and tomorrow.

    What We Provide

    We give your company the luxury of an extended IT department. From one of our three global Managed Service Operations Centers, we proactively monitor and manage your AV and video collaboration systems and the infrastructure that supports them. With our Symphony® platform, we watch over your AV systems, run diagnostics, launch video calls, and handle the way your meetings are organized, monitored, and managed. Your users can quickly and easily see if systems are active, have pending trouble tickets, and if a conference has launched properly.

    Our Remote Managed Services provide you value with:

    • Around-the-clock monitoring of your AV and video collaboration systems to ensure up time
    • Private hosting of infrastructure that you purchase and we deploy in our private data center
    • On-premise deployment of your infrastructure, with our team providing the systems management
    • Management of your video conferencing, including call scheduling and launching, and an on-demand help desk that’s available to you during your video calls.
    • Direct control over the privacy of your video conferencing meeting rooms with Block ME™, our patented device that, at the press of a button, can stop video calls from being launched or received

    Our Symphony platform delivers:

    • Web and mobile access to scheduling, monitoring, and reporting functions
    • Remote diagnostics of IP-reachable equipment, plus ability to automatically turn that equipment on and off at preset times
    • Communicator Proxy server for standards-based polling of all IP-reachable AV and video conferencing devices within your network; Communicator Proxy reports back to our Symphony platform in real time so there’s no need for a dedicated circuit between us and your network
    • Management and administration your MCU and non-MCU infrastructure (including daily site sweeps of endpoints)
    • Business Process Automation Module to govern how your meetings are organized, monitored, managed, and escalated

    Download our Services brochure for more details on our Remote Managed Services.

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    Essay Writing Service That Exceeds Your Expectations #best #it #support #companies

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    Welcome to Our Awesome Custom Essay Writing Service

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    Writing An Essay: Key Tips To Keep In Mind

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    How Long Does It Take To Get A PhD In Nursing?

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    How Long Does IT Take To Get A PhD IN Nursing?

    Nursing Ph.D. Program Length Requirements

    Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing programs require that students prepare a dissertation consisting of original research that will advance healthcare delivery systems and nursing practice. They generally take three years or longer to complete. Some schools offer online nursing Ph.D. programs, which take about the same amount of time to finish as those on campus.

    These research-based programs require a significant amount of time commitment on the part of the student. Students can expect to engage in full-time study, including classes in the summer. Nurses in a doctorate program select a specific area of research to focus on along with the required coursework. Graduates are prepared to function as nurse administrators, researchers and scholars.

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Clinical Nursing
    • Critical Care Nursing
    • Direct-Entry Midwifery – LM, CPM
    • Licensed Vocational Nurse Training
    • Mental Health Nursing
    • Neonatal Nursing
    • Nurse Anesthetist
    • Nurse Assistant or Patient Care Assistant
    • Nurse Midwife
    • Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Nursing Administration
    • Nursing for Adults and Seniors
    • Nursing Science
    • Occupational Health Nursing
    • Operating Room and Surgical Nursing
    • Pediatric Nursing
    • Public Health Nurse or Community Nurse
    • Registered Nurse

    Other Nursing Doctoral Programs

    Nurses have several programs from which to choose. Programs are offered for nurses wishing to research and teach, while other doctorate programs are designed for nurses who wish to practice in a clinical setting. The time required to complete the degree varies by type of program.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice

    A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) builds on traditional master’s degree programs to prepare nurses in leadership, quality control and evidence-based practice. The DNP program is designed to be a terminal degree and focuses on clinical practice rather than research. It usually takes about two years of full-time study to complete the program.

    Doctor of Nursing Science

    It takes approximately five years to complete a Doctor of Nursing Science program. This program is designed to teach nurses the skills needed to conduct investigative research. Nurses also develop leadership and clinical skills. Many programs focus on healthcare policy, data analysis, ethics and health outcome measurements.

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    What is DevOps (Development and Operations)? Webopedia Definition #enterprise, #developer, #software,

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    DevOps – development and operations

    DevOps (dev elopment and op erations ) is an enterprise software development phrase used to mean a type of agile relationship between development and IT operations. The goal of DevOps is to change and improve the relationship by advocating better communication and collaboration between these two business units.

    Why Do We Need DevOps in the Enterprise?

    In the enterprise there is a need to break down silos, where business units operate as individual entities within the enterprise where management, processes and information are guarded. On the software development side and for those working in IT operations there needs to be better communication and collaboration to best serve the IT business needs of the organization.

    DevOps Culture

    One answer to breaking down enterprise silos is the move towards a DevOps-based culture that partners developers with operations staff to ensure the organization achieves optimal running of software with minimal problems. This culture is one that supports a willingness to work together and share.

    The DevOps culture puts a focus on creating a fast and stable work flow through development and IT operations. One main goal of DevOps is to deploy features into production quickly and to detect and correct problems when they occur, without disrupting other services.

    DevOps Principles

    DevOps is not based on stringent methodologies and processes: it is based on professional principles that help business units collaborate inside the enterprise and break down the traditional silos. The guiding principles of DevOps include culture, measurement, automation and sharing.

    DevOps is considered to be a new approach to the more traditional application lifecycle management (ALM) process.

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    29/07/2017

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    Going It Alone #travel.com

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    Going It Alone

    Ivy Peltz is like many people who go on tours or cruises alone: She doesn’t like to room with strangers, but she also hates paying a single supplement the fee many travel companies levy on singles who want their own two-person room. It’s like a double punishment, says the 51-year-old New York dentist. You’re going alone, and you have to pay more for the pleasure. If you are feeling sorry for yourself, the single supplement is a real slap in the face.

    Because of high fuel prices and the struggling economy, however, some industry experts say that tour operators and cruise lines may have trouble filling their slots in the coming year meaning single travelers could have luck getting around the dreaded supplement. But you need to know how to find the deals, says Lea Lane, author of Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips and editor of sololady.com. a site for single travelers. Single supplements are like rack rates you can usually do better. Here are tips on how to find a sweeter deal:

    Be the first one in line.

    Tour companies sometimes scrap the single supplement for the first few people who book trips the operators believe may not sell out. For example, Singles Travel International will waive the supplement for the first six people who sign up for a Solo Super Savers trip to Europe in early 2009 (singlestravelintl.com ). To find this kind of early-bird special, ask a travel agent or check sites like sololady.com or Connecting: Solo Travel Network (cstn.org ). CSTN lists its deals in a bimonthly newsletter that it e-mails to members the one-time fee to join is $50. Your best bet is to start looking at least six months before a trip’s departure date, as most tours begin to fill up after that.

    . Or wait till the last minute

    Operators also occasionally reduce the single supplement as the deadline to book a tour approaches and they get desperate to sell any remaining spots. If you can wait until the last week [before the sign-up deadline], chances are you’ll get a deal, says Lane. But it’s a risk-reward kind of thing. You could miss out on the trip altogether. Some companies, such as Backroads (backroads.com ) and Mayflower Tours (mayflowertours.com ), also offer what’s known as a guaranteed share : If they can’t find a roommate for you before a certain date, you’ll get your own double room at no extra cost. This works only if there’s an odd number of men or women on a tour, so check in with the operator regularly before the deadline to see how many people have registered.

    Last-minute deals are possible on cruises, too. Some companies try to off-load unbooked cabins in the weeks before a departure by offering happy hour specials in which they reduce the supplement. The sales are typically held the same day they’re announced on the companies’ websites, says Amber Blecker, a travel agent who founded a website listing discounts on supplements for solo cruisers: singlescruiseresource.com. Most travel agents receive advance warning of the sales.

    Negotiate with the operator

    You can always turn on the charm and try to persuade the tour company to drop the supplement. If you’ve got a good reason why you think you shouldn’t have to pay, sell the operator on it. I’ve mentioned a recent divorce and a first trip after being widowed both true stories, Lane says. Usually, I ask the company to waive the single supplement and then hope for an upgrade. Sometimes, you don’t even need to give the company a reason just be friendly and make your preference for a private room clear. The person who makes the best impression will definitely stand out in the operator’s mind and could receive a single room if it becomes available, says Beth Whitman, author of Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo.

    Small-scale tour operators, such as Country Walkers (countrywalkers.com ) and Mayflower Tours, generally have more flexibility than larger companies when it comes to giving single travelers a break on fees. If the owner answers the phone, he can strike a deal right on the spot, says John Stachnik, president and co-owner of Mayflower Tours. With a large company, the reservationist can’t really diverge from official policy. He says to sweet-talk the booking agent by saying you will recommend the trip to friends and by stressing your discretion: Assure the operator that you will not share information about your discount with other travelers on the tour.

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    Big Data Analytics – Gartner Tech Definitions #define #big #data #analytics,

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    Analytics has emerged as a catch-all term for a variety of different business intelligence (BI )- and application-related initiatives. For some, it is the process of analyzing information from a particular domain, such as website analytics. For others, it is applying the breadth of BI capabilities to a specific content area (for example, sales, service, supply chain and so on). In particular, BI vendors use the analytics moniker to differentiate their products from the competition. Increasingly, analytics is used to describe statistical and mathematical data analysis that clusters, segments, scores and predicts what scenarios are most likely to happen. Whatever the use cases, analytics has moved deeper into the business vernacular. Analytics has garnered a burgeoning interest from business and IT professionals looking to exploit huge mounds of internally generated and externally available data.

    • Gartner’s Data Analytics Summit – The explosion of data sources, big data analytics use cases, technology and analytics roles is yielding a wealth of new business opportunities. Learn more about how to leverage these opportunities at Gartner’s Data Analytics Summit
    • Free research and webinars from Gartner on Big Data Analytics .

    Digital business dynamics are changing the complete field of data and analytics. CIOs, CDOs, and other data and analytics leaders must evolve traditional approaches to focus on business outcomes, go with the market trends, benefit from algorithmic business, adopt new technologies and build trust.

    Enterprise information management is a business-led program to structure all data and analytics initiatives to drive better business outcomes. Here, we explain how data and analytics leaders, including chief data officers, can align their data and analytics investments to deliver enterprise success.

    Chief analytics officers (CAOs) and analytics leaders are the business equivalents of high-wire artists, maintaining balance while serving multiple masters, adapting to constant business winds and staying current on innovation. Mastering key tactics will help them survive and thrive in these critical roles.

    September 8, 2016

    Data-driven marketing is still maturing in organizations all over the world. For advertising agencies, that represents a tremendous opportunity to expand their business and to improve loyalty from their customer base. However, data and analytics leaders from these agencies must take the lead to build new competencies in order to gain business advantage. This webinar discusses how to tailor a data and analytics strategy to support new demands from the market.





    23/07/2017

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    Cheap Flights to Italy – Compare IT Flights #china #travel #guide

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    Flights to Italy

    La Dolce Vita

    Flights to Italy arrive in a country renowned for its romantic landscapes and artistic flare, as well as its flamboyant fashions and mouth-watering cuisine.

    Italy is a historically significant country, boasting some of the finest architectural examples, both ancient and modern, in the world. You only have to peek at the Sistine Chapel or the Uffizi Gallery to see this. Italy has more Unesco World Heritage sites than any other country on earth while its breath-taking cities like Rome. Venice and Florence. have been attracting visitors for centuries.

    Italy s popular culture resonates throughout the world today, from the bustling and creative Pizzeria s of Naples, to the infamous fashion houses of Versace, Fendi and Moschino.

    Italy is stunning in the Mediterranean sun with a sparkling wine, while the glorious Alps make sure winters are just as much fun!

    Book a flight to Italy at any time of year and live la dolce vita .

    Find the best deals on flights to Italy. Search for cheap flights from the best travel agents and airlines to get the best flight deals. Skyscanner is quick and easy, so you can find the lowest flight prices then book directly by clicking through to the airline or travel agency site.

    Book your flights to Italy with confidence; there s no commission to pay as you book directly with your chosen flight provider.

    09/07/2017

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    Win it: The Bonobos – Jetsetter – Blazer in Navy #travel

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    Win it: The Bonobos Jetsetter Blazer in Navy

    Bonobos Jetsetter Blazer in Standard or Slim $398.00

    Consider this week five days of saying thank you. Without your readership, your emails, your terrific comments, and your willingness to spread the word, Dappered wouldn’t exist. The collection of good guys who frequent this corner of the internet is by far the greatest achievement of this website. And to say thank you, we’ve put together five, splurge-worthy giveaways that’ll hopefully express our gratitude. Welcome to Dappered’s Reader Appreciation Week.  Good luck, and thanks a million.

    You could buy a ton of different blue and/or navy blazer s for your wardrobe, each with a different purpose. A super casual cotton blazer with tons of rumple, a traditional brass-button wool number for the more dressed up occasions, maybe a clean chino for wearing with jeans, and a smooth wool that s been cut trim for nights out on the town.

    Or, you could buy one blazer that does most, if not all of those things, in one simple package. The Jetsetter from Bonobos is one of those blazers. Not cheap at full retail, but highly versatile, plus Bonobos does run sales every so often.

    Size shown: 40R in their standard fit, on a 5 10 / 180 lb frame

    Lightweight but not flimsy, the fabric is a 70% wool / 29% cotton / 1% elastane blend  which should be a great companion on the road, and a go-to workhorse in the stable that is your closet.

    There s a bit of texture to the fabric, and when combined with the patch pockets, there s no confusing it for an orphaned suit jacket blazer. No (cheesy to some) brass or gold buttons are necessary then, and sleeker, more modern medium to dark brown buttons get the nod. Button stance is slung in the on-trend lower-ish position, and the tail seems shorter but not wildly chopped.

    Dual vents in the rear help make it easy to move in, the non functioning sleeve buttons make it easy to tailor, and the Bemberg lining keeps it draping nice, while offering breathe-ability. Official word on the interior construction is light use of half-canvass but is fused . But it certainly isn t stiff, and it moves pretty well. Must be a hybrid-type of deal in there.

    Up close with the wool/cotton fabric, non functioning sleeve buttons.

    Wear it with jeans. Wear it with trousers. Wear it casually to a bar, on a flight where you want to be comfortable but not sloppy, or to a big event or meeting where a suit might be overkill. It should look not only right, but good, real good, in all of those situations.

    Enter here to win  a Bonobos Jetsetter Navy Blazer in your size. Standard or slim, that s up to you. One entry per person. Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm ET 9/13/14. Thanks to Bonobos for providing this brand design for Reader Appreciation Week.

    UPDATE: Congrats to Chris M. from South Bend who won the drawing for the Jetsetter blazer! Many thanks to Bonobos for providing one of their newest blazers for Reader Appreciation Week.

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    Why Does Jetsetter Stand Apart from the Group Buying Crowd? It

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    Why Does Jetsetter Stand Apart from the Group Buying Crowd? It Solves a Big Problem

    Breaking: Groupon acquires German clone CityDeal

    I’ve long been critical of how hotel rooms are found and booked online. It’s impossible to tell quality and cleanliness from a standard write up, photos and a star rating, let alone have any idea of the quality of things like the restaurant on site, the friendliness of the staff or the millions of other little things that can make a hotel stay a pleasure or a nightmare.

    And no, consumer reviews don’t solve it. I recently stayed at a top rated hotel on Trip Advisor that was one of the worst customer service experiences I’ve had in the last year. And given that I spent about 30 weeks in hotels in the last year, that’s saying something. Among other issues, the hotel-in-question “accidentally” charged me nearly $700 mid-stay, let alone my final bill was supposed to be under $200. It took hours out of each day to resolve. The hotel wound up refunding us, but the trip was already ruined.

    That’s what makes booking a hotel online such a risky proposition: A bad flight you can forget, but a hotel necessarily sticks with you during a trip, making or breaking it. A good flight is more of a commodity product, defined by price and route and, of course, being on time the day of travel. And aisle seat is an aisle seat, and a window seat is a window seat. There’s a shared vernacular of what things mean for that period in the sky, even across international carriers. On a domestic flight in China, the flight attendants required that everyone do calisthenics half way through to prevent bloodclots, but we still got the same beverage cart, same reclining seats, same overhead bins and same bathrooms I’d get on a United flight to New York

    With hotels there are a host of intangible variables, and that makes booking a core problem of trust. I’ve stayed in more than 20 hotels in the last year. In almost all cases, a personal recommendation from someone I trust has scored me the best experience, anything booked online or with an agent has been acceptable to bad—no matter what the photos looked like online.

    Finally, one site seems to have solved a piece of the problem: Jetsetter. Yes it’s part of the much-written-about Gilt Groupe. But while most of the group-buying trend is about convenience and saving money, for me Jetsetter actually solves a core problem. Not only do a get a great discount on top properties, this is the first online travel site where I actually trust the recommendations.

    While mass-market travel sites compete on bigger inventory and “virtual room tours,” Jetsetter comes the closest to replicating what happens in the real world: They are picky. They curate the best properties. The pictures are visually stunning enough that browsing the site is actually fun. (Have you ever said that about, say, Hotels.com?) Someone has clearly stayed at each property and writes up the unvarnished good and the unvarnished bad. And of course, being part of Gilt, it has great deals. Most the hotels I have looked at or booked through Jetsetter hovered around or under $200 a night for some amazing $300-$400/night properties.

    So curating itself is a big part of why I trust Jetsetter, but equally as important is that the site, so far, curates incredibly well, at least according to my preferences. Just using the site a few months, Jetsetter has offered specials by three of my all-time favorite hotels: The Opposite House in Beijing (above), The Sonoma Mission Inn in Wine Country and The Royal Palms in Phoenix. It’s as if the site is reading my mind—the pinnacle of a good user experience.

    I’ve stayed at all three of these hotels and the room, food, customer service and amenities were all impeccable. I was already planning to go back to the Opposite House in May, but thanks to Jetsetter I got a great rate. As for The Somona Mission Inn and the Royal Palms, I had stayed at both in the last few years as part of speaking gigs where my rate was included in my fee. I never thought go back, even though I enjoyed the experience because the rates were out of my normal writer-salary price range. But the Sonoma Mission Inn for less than $200 a night is suddenly a do-able weekend getaway. What’s more: Because Jetsetter has picked three of the best hotels out of the 40 or so I’ve stayed at in the past few years, I just trust its recommendation on nearly any property they show me in a way that I don’t on any other site. Like a friend, I feel like we have the same taste.

    The clear problem here is scale. Right now, Jetsetter can’t solve all my travel problems because of what makes them great: They are picky and rely on special sales. It’s a site that I may only book through a few times a year mostly for weird cases when their specials happen to overlap with my schedule (in the case of the Opposite House) or when I have a week off for a Holiday and want to go somewhere but don’t quite know where (in the case of the Sonoma Mission Inn) or if I know I need to get to, say, New York for work at some point, but exactly when is flexible.

    A Jetsetter customer doesn’t have to spend a lot—most of these properties aren’t much more than a basic Marriott or Hilton Express and what you get is frequently over-the-top amazing. But you do have to be a frequent, spontaneous or somewhat random traveler to use the site consistently.

    My fear is that Jetsetter will try to be a site for everyone, instead of continuing to do what it has done so well: Curate, editorialize and get stellar deals on truly amazing properties. This is the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0—the market is big enough you don’t have to be all things to all people, you can serve a part of the population better than anyone else and win. I would rather the site didn’t solve all of my travel problems, and solve a few this well than become a high-end Hotels.com for the masses.

    Please, Jetsetter, don’t follow the classic Web playbook and grow so big you strangle something great.

    08/07/2017

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    Forensic – definition of forensic by The Free Dictionary #forensic #it

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    forensic

    forensic

    [f r ns k] adj (evidence, laboratory ) medico-legale
    forensic scientist or expert esperto /a della (polizia) scientifica

    forensic

    of or concerning courts of law. forensic medicine. forensies قَضائي، شَرْعي юридически legal soudní gerichtlich retslig; rets- δικαστικός forense kohtu- دادگاهی؛ قانونی oikeus- légal. judiciaire זִיהוּי פְּלִילִי अपराध विज्ञान sudski, forenzički törvényszéki yang berhubungan dengan hukum réttarlæknisfræði forense 法廷の 법정의 teismo tiesas-; tiesu- forensik gerechtelijk rettslig. juridisk. retts- sądowy دعدلى، دبحث وړ legal legal; judi­ciar судебный súdny soden sudski rättslig, rätts- เกี่ยวข้องกับทางศาลหรือกระบวนการทางกฎหมาย adlî 法庭的 судовий قانون سے متعلق thuộc pháp lý 法庭的

    fo·ren·sic

    a. forense, rel. a asuntos legales;

    ___ laboratory → laboratorio ___ ;

    ___ medicine → medicina legal ;

    ___ physician → médico ___

    Stryver, shaking his forensic forefinger at the Temple in general, when it was down, “my way out of this, is, to put you all in the wrong.

    On the last occasion he had escaped by a forensic quibble and not, as usual, by a private escapade; and it was a question whether at the moment he was amenable to the law or not.

    Philips’ incredulous sniff was a triumph of forensic skill.

    That lady, therefore, entering in a stately manner what plebeians might have called the school-room, but what, in the patrician language of the head of the Nuns’ House, was euphuistically, not to say round-aboutedly, denominated ‘the apartment allotted to study,’ and saying with a forensic air,

    Without taking the least notice of this inquiry, albeit delivered in an imposing and forensic manner, Lavinia reminded her sister,

    His hair was thin and weak, which was partly attributable to his having never devoted much time to its arrangement, and partly to his having worn for five-and-twenty years the forensic wig which hung on a block beside him.

    The International Association of Forensic Nurses has designated the second week in November to recognize and honor the forensic nurse.

    Oxygen Forensics. the worldwide developer and provider of advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile devices, announced today the general availability of Oxygen Forensic Detective, an all-in-one mobile forensic product that gives customers comprehensive data extraction and data analysis for mobile devices and cloud storage.

    Imaging Solution. Forensic Luggable Kit, Mobile Forensic Solution Cellebrite UFED Touch Ultimate Ultra Kit, Mobile

    On March 27, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator John Cornyn (RTX) introduced legislation on forensic science.

    of Pretoria, South Africa) present a reference for forensic anthropologists and forensic pathologists who have to analyze skeletons found in forensic contexts.

    Forensic accounting, forensic accountancy or financial forensics is the specialty practice area of accountancy that describes engagements that result from actual or anticipated disputes or litigation.





    07/07/2017

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    Application Delivery Controller (ADC) – Gartner IT Glossary #application #delivery #controller,

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    Application delivery controllers (ADC) are deployed in data centers to optimize application performance, security and resource efficiency by offloading servers, providing deep payload inspection and making the best use of complex protocols. Originally deployed for externally-facing Web applications, they are now used to deliver services for many types of business applications and protocols. Recent developments in software-based and virtual ADC platforms provide more deployment flexibility, especially in cloud services and virtual environments.

    Application leaders must derive application strategy from business and IT strategies. Collaborate with enterprise architects to define application strategy. Leveraging their inputs to provide context will reduce conflicts, improve results and enable line-of-sight between strategy and execution.

    Traditional waterfall methods remain the leading delivery vehicle for organizations, despite inconsistent delivery results. This research helps application leaders uncover the advantages of agile, iterative or incremental project delivery.

    EDT: 10:00 a.m. | PDT: 7:00 a.m. | GMT: 14:00 Google, a standout in continuous delivery, has earned its swagger, while banks still stagger in time-to-market comparisons. Banks need to take immediate, if not drastic, steps to reduce development cycle times, but they face a harsh reality as dependence on packaged software increases. We provide alternatives to assist banks through this transition.

    EDT: 1:00 p.m. | PDT: 10:00 a.m. | GMT: 17:00 CIOs shifting to digital software delivery often perpetuate “bossy,” top-down project and performance management techniques that are unsuited to the fluid, fast-moving digital world. Instead, they should foster a “servant leadership” approach to improving lean, self-organizing and diverse teams.





    07/07/2017

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    Belly button bleeding with 2 week old infant #is #it #normal

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    belly button bleeding with 2 week old infant

    LEIJEN67578 over a year ago

    my sons umbilical cord fell off about a week ago but his belly button still bleeds. is that normal? what should i do about it?

    UMBILICAL CORD / BELLY BUTTON

    Most first-time parents are understandably worried when they notice bleeding or discharge from their newborn’s belly button. Here is a little guide to help you understand when this is normal and when you need to call your doctor.

    A brand new recommendation in 2006 is that you no longer need to put alcohol on the umbilical cord. A research study found that it really isn’t necessary.
    BLEEDING

    Most newborns will have some oozing of blood from the belly button before and especially after the cord falls off. This can either occur right away, or may not appear until a week or more after the cord comes off. It is especially common if the cord comes off within the first week of life from accidental tugging. The blood is usually first noticed during a diaper change when you find some blood on the diaper or T-shirt. This mild oozing of blood can go on for one or two weeks, so don’t worry. You may even see blood with every diaper change. You can also pack some gauze over the belly button under the diaper.

    THIS SMALL AMOUNT OF BLEEDING IS NORMAL AND IS NO CAUSE FOR WORRY.
    WHEN TO WORRY

    If you see active dripping or pooling of blood that reappears immediately after wiping it away, then you should pack several pieces of gauze over the belly button. If you do not have gauze, use a baby washcloth or toilet paper. Keep the gauze firmly pressed against the belly button under the diaper, and snap a tight outfit onto baby. Wrap him up snugly in a blanket and wait for 15 minutes. Undress him and carefully check for continued active oozing or dripping. If it is stopped, then keep a close eye on it, and keep gauze packed on it for another day. Carefully check once an hour, even overnight. You will see some blood drying on the gauze. There is no need to call your doctor.

    If the active dripping or oozing continues after the 15 minutes, then you should call your doctor right away.
    DRAINAGE OR DISCHARGE

    Virtually every belly button will have some yellow or green drainage, both before and after it falls off. It may look like pus, but it is really just mucus. You may notice some on baby’s T-shirt or diaper with every diaper change. This may go on for one or two weeks, so don’t worry. The drainage will eventually stop. For excessive oozing, your doctor can help dry up the cord by applying silver nitrate in the office. This is rarely necessary.

    The only time you need to worry is when the cord has become infected. Here is how to tell:

    * The drainage has a very foul odor
    * The skin around the cord has become very red and maybe swollen
    * Baby may or may not have a fever

    Call your doctor during regular business hours if you suspect this (there is no need to wake the doctor in the middle of the night, unless there is a fever over 101).





    06/07/2017

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    Home – Managed IT Support Services and IT Outsourcing – IT

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    Small businesses often do not think about managed IT services that have recently become super popular around the world. It’s essentially a way of outsourcing IT work to maximize on cost effectiveness and efficiency. Here are some of the perks small businesses in Texas can enjoy with managed IT services. IT Outsourcing Houston | Flat Fee Managed IT Services | Private Cloud Hosting | Hosted VoIP Phone Systems | Server Virtualization | Cisco Security Consulting | Reliable Business IT Services in Houston TX

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    “We’ve looked at a number of IT Outsourcing Companies in Houston, CloudWiseTech was always the clear favorite. They understood our needs, desires and goals, formulated a strategy to get us there and they’ve been awesome to work with. These guys came through with in-kind services unmatched by any other vendor. Truly smart and truly worth every dollar. As a non-profit, we’re always conscious of our spending.”

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    04/07/2017

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    The Philippine Business Registry #it #companies #philippines

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    PH Welcomes Macao Businessmen

    LOOK: The Philippines, through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), welcomed 44 delegates from the Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce (MAICC) for a Seminar on Trade and Investment held at the Hyatt City of Dreams Manila in Pasay City. DTI Trade and Investments Promotion Group Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado (seated; 7th from left) graced the event, noting abundant opportunities to increase trade and investment cooperation between PH and Macao. Terrado also recognized the Philippines and Macao s shared vision of further integrating MSMEs in the global economic arena. The event was followed by a business matching session attended by more than 50 companies from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCI), and Manila WTC Club. Led by MAICC President Amber Li (seated; 8th from left), and accompanied by Consul General Lilybeth Deapera of the Philippine Consulate General in Macao (seated; 9th from left), the MAICC delegation in its 5-day visit pursued opportunities in key Philippine industries of tourism and hospitality, real estate and property, maritime transport services and logistics, garment manufacturing, and finance. #iamDTIph

    Date Posted: May 26, 2017

    Japan Business Org to Help PH SMES

    Officials of the Japan Management Association (JMA), a business support organization in Japan, recently met with Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) Executive Director Nestor Palabyab to express interest in helping small and medium enterprises in the food industry.

    JMA is eyeing partnership with PTTC in training Philippine small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in the processed food industry in further capturing the big market of Japan. Palabyab expressed interest on the training content proposed by JMA pertaining to technical food standards, food safety, packaging and labeling for the Japanese market. Read more.

    Date Posted: May 25, 2017





    02/07/2017

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    Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Review – Is It the Perfect Travel

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    Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Review – Is It the Perfect Travel Mouse?

    by Josh Kirschner on September 01, 2010

    Today, Microsoft announced the launch of the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse a full-size mouse that folds flat for portability. The Arc Touch Mouse, which measures less than 15 millimeters at its widest point, easily slides into a briefcase, purse or pocket, making it the perfect travel companion for computing on the go.

    I first saw the Arc Touch Mouse at a Microsoft event back in June and received a review unit this morning. It’s a great little product and one that I definitely plan to take with me when working out of the office. While not as comfortable as my regular mouse, it is far more usable than most other travel mice I’ve tried.

    Folding the Arc Touch Mouse flat requires a simple push. It turns off automatically when flattened and turns on again when popped up. A tiny magnetic snap-in Nano transceiver stores conveniently on the bottom of the mouse.

    The Arc Touch Mouse features a touch scroll strip , instead of a standard scroll wheel. The scroll strip uses a capacitive sensor pad to sense the movement of your finger and has three virtual tap buttons for paging up, paging down and a user programmable middle click area.

    The strip also uses haptics to provide vibrations that simulate the bumps you would feel while using a traditional scroll wheel. I liked the effect, finding it gave a very natural feeling, similar to that of a physical scroll wheel. However, the vibration also creates a clicking noise, which I could see annoying your seatmate on a flight or the person at the next table in Starbucks. Thankfully, it can easily be turned off, when necessary, through Microsoft’s IntelliPoint software.

    The Arc Touch has standard left/right buttons, but no side buttons.

    Microsoft claims that the two AAA batteries give the Arc Touch Mouse more than six months of battery life, and a battery life indicator lets you know when the power is running low.

    The Arc Touch Mouse is available on Amazon.com for $45 .

    24/06/2017

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    Is it Safe to Travel to Africa? #travel #vietnam

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    Is it Safe to Travel to Africa?

    Chances to view wildlife abound in Africa. (Photo: Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Chubby Chandru )

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    Africa is home to around 50 countries (the number varies, as not all self-described countries have international recognition as independent states) and a number of island groups, making it one of the most varied environments in the world. With both well-developed areas and countries battling civil war and violence, Africa is a continent that is constantly changing and can sometimes be volatile or downright dangerous. Safety in Africa is a tricky issue, and travelers should do their homework before going.

    Violence and Crime

    Crime and violence are widespread throughout Africa. Historically, Sierra Leone and Liberia have had high crime rates, and travelers should be cautious, especially if traveling alone. South Africa has also earned a reputation as dangerous, with carjackings and muggings common. Throughout the continent, pickpocketing and theft are prevalent. As a common-sense precaution, always carry your money and passport in an inside pocket or a small bag around your neck or waist, rather than in a pocket or a shoulder bag.

    Health Safety

    Before traveling to Africa, get or update vaccines against diseases that are common throughout the continent. Depending on your destination, these may include Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, yellow fever and rabies. Protecting yourself against malaria requires preventive action and you will probably need to begin taking medication a few weeks in advance of your trip.

    Safety should also be a consideration when choosing food and drinks. Buying from roadside vendors can be risky; your safest bet is to buy foods that have been thoroughly cooked. Drink only bottled water in most countries other than South Africa, where tap water is potable. Avoiding ice in your drinks (unless you can confirm it has been made from distilled or bottled water) will help keep you safe from parasitic infections, cholera, dysentery and typhoid.

    Places That Are Not Safe to Visit

    Historically, Algeria and Mauritania have been especially dangerous for Western travelers, having been frequent targets of Islamic fundamentalists and kidnappers. The southeast of Chad has also been dangerous throughout the years because of rebel activity, but generally the rest of the country is safe for travel.

    War, rebel activity and social conflicts can make travel unwise to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan. Somalia has long been considered one of the most dangerous regions in Africa because of piracy, frequent kidnappings and warlord operations.

    Security concerns in Africa, as in other parts of the world, may change rapidly. It’s a good idea to check the U.S. Department of State website before you plan your trip.

    Safety Tips for Safaris

    Whether you are on a guided safari or driving yourself, follow certain safety rules when out in the field. Aside from the obvious dangers of getting too close to large animals such as lions and hippos, be aware of snakes; if you’ll be walking at all in your safari, wearing boots and long pants will help you stay safe. These precautions will also help keep you safe from ticks, as well as mosquitoes and the illnesses they transmit, such as malaria. Finally, avoid swimming in lakes and rivers, as parasites may be present, and you could get sick just from being in contact with the water.

    17/06/2017

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    VRealize Operations IT Operations Management: VMware #it #operations #management, #vrops, #vrealize

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    VMware vRealize Operations streamlines and automates IT operations management.

    1 Customize through Advanced APIs or available with associated Management Pack

    2 Requires DRS to be turned on

    3 Application monitoring available as add-on to vRealize/vCloud Suite Standard and Advanced and included in vRealize Enterprise. May also require additional purchase of application-specific management packs

    4 Restricted to VMware vSAN only for Standard edition

    5 EPIC and Meditech are sold separately

    6 Not included in Realize Operations product packaging and download. May be sold separately

    7 vRealize Infrastructure Navigator is not compatible with vSphere 6.5

    8 Actual capabilities may vary by edition. Not included in vRealize Suite/vCloud Suite

    Third-Party Management Packs – For a complete list of third-party Management Packs and extensions, please visit https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store .

    Learn Evaluate
    • vRealize Operations Datasheet
    • vRealize Operations for the Enterprise
    • vRealize Operations for the SMB
    • How to Select a Virtualization Management Tool
    • Benchmark Study: Businesses Experience Significant Benefits from VMware vRealize Operations
    • vRealize Operations Training
    • Analyzing SAP Performance with VMware vRealize Operations Whitepaper
    • Summary: VMware Intelligent Operations Total Economic Impact (TEI)
    • Full Study: VMware Intelligent Operations Total Economic Impact (TEI)
    • vRealize Operations vRealize Log Insight Hands-on Lab
    • vRealize Operations Management Packs
    • vRealize Operations: Advanced Use Case
    Install Configure
    • vRealize Operations Documentation
    • Installation: Native OS and App Support
    • Deployment
    • Initial Setup of Cluster
    • First Login for New Install

    PRICING

    Provides intelligent vSphere operations management for businesses of all sizes. It correlates data across the vSphere environment in a unified management tool that is easy to use and competitively priced. It enables vSphere performance and capacity optimization with predictive analytics, smart alerts and policy-based automation. The platform can be extended to multi-vendor physical servers with 3 rd party management packs.

    Provides intelligent operations management across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, from vSphere and Hyper-V to Amazon Web Services. The platform can be extended to physical compute, storage, networking and converged systems hardware, supported by 3 rd party management packs. It correlates data across all infrastructure components in a unified management tool that is easy-to-use with customizable displays and reporting tailored to each team’s needs. It provides full control over performance, capacity and configuration with predictive analytics and smart alerts to drive proactive action, as well as policy-based automation.

    Application monitoring capabilities are available as either add-on for vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Standard and Advanced or included in vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Enterprise

    Provides all the capabilities of the Advanced edition plus additional capabilities for:
    (a) managing business critical applications, middleware and databases and
    (b) *OS-level configuration, change and regulatory compliance management capabilities.

    This helps ensure quality of service, operational efficiency and enforcement of IT standards for both infrastructure and applications in physical, virtual and cloud environments.





    15/06/2017

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    It – s Your World #hotel #and #airfare #packages

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    Bill Briggs D6220

    It’s Your World – Travel, Inc. (IYWT) was founded in 1973. Over the years we have customized our product and service to fit the unique needs of youth exchange students.

    As youth exchange programs grew, the need arose for a travel agency that could provide the necessary one-stop detailed service for obtaining one-year student visas and one-year open-ended tickets. Our goal is to help you obtain your student visa and one-year air ticket in a timely, efficient and professional manner.

    We have also grown with the Short-Term program, insuring that both families agree to the exchange period, who goes first and where possible both students share one flight in common.

    That’s our complete focus and specialty at IYWT! Our Agents have the training and experience to meet the specialized and ever changing needs of international youth exchange.

    For more information, ‘click’ on one of the icons below

    29/05/2017

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    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It – s

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    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It s Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest

    California Car Rental Company Gives Away a 2006 4-door 5-passenger Toyota Corolla

    Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2015

    In 2014, Super Cheap Car Rental announced their Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest to offer their customers a chance to win a 2006 4-door 5-passenger Toyota Corolla. This month, they are thrilled to announce the winner. Congratulations to Sarah Jane Cass for winning the Not So New Car Giveaway!

    The Not So New Car Giveaway was held for loyal customers of Super Cheap Car Rental as a way to show their gratitude for the community that has collected around the company. Cass, who rents from Super Cheap with every visit to L.A. posted her selfie and won the prize by popular vote via Facebook. We spoke with Cass to get her thoughts on the big win and why she chooses to rent with Super Cheap.

    “I had nightmares in the past with big car rental companies,” explains Cass. She contrasts her experiences of renting from big corporations with the friendly, no surprise experience of Super Cheap rentals. “It was what I expected. I had really lovely email conversations about pricing and what it would include before I booked. I just didn’t have any surprises and having zero excess charges – I think it’s a really great plus, as well.”

    Cass began renting from Super Cheap when she was staying with her friend in Los Angeles. She discovered that in the fast pace, expansive metropolis of LA, it was easier to drive than to take public transit for the month she was there. To avoid the exorbitant amounts of big corporate companies, her friend recommended that Cass take advantage of Super Cheap’s affordable long-term rates. During that time, she learned that the benefits of Super Cheap are more than just affordability. She explained her first rental as a “very lovely experience” and described how “they [Super Cheap agents] checked in two weeks later to see how the rental car was doing and if I had any problems.” Cass has been renting from Super Cheap ever since.

    Enjoy the Corolla, Sarah!

    To find out more about Super Cheap Car Rental and how you can benefit from friendly service with great rates, visit their website at http://www.supercheapcar.com .

    27/05/2017

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    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It s Not

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    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It’s “Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest” – ABC6 – Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It’s “Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest”

    Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 8:19 PM EST

    California Car Rental Company Gives Away a 2006 4-door 5-passenger Toyota Corolla

    Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2015

    In 2014, Super Cheap Car Rental announced their Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest to offer their customers a chance to win a 2006 4-door 5-passenger Toyota Corolla. This month, they are thrilled to announce the winner. Congratulations to Sarah Jane Cass for winning the Not So New Car Giveaway!

    The Not So New Car Giveaway was held for loyal customers of Super Cheap Car Rental as a way to show their gratitude for the community that has collected around the company. Cass, who rents from Super Cheap with every visit to L.A. posted her selfie and won the prize by popular vote via Facebook. We spoke with Cass to get her thoughts on the big win and why she chooses to rent with Super Cheap.

    I had nightmares in the past with big car rental companies, explains Cass. She contrasts her experiences of renting from big corporations with the friendly, no surprise experience of Super Cheap rentals. It was what I expected. I had really lovely email conversations about pricing and what it would include before I booked. I just didn t have any surprises and having zero excess charges I think it s a really great plus, as well.

    Cass began renting from Super Cheap when she was staying with her friend in Los Angeles. She discovered that in the fast pace, expansive metropolis of LA, it was easier to drive than to take public transit for the month she was there. To avoid the exorbitant amounts of big corporate companies, her friend recommended that Cass take advantage of Super Cheap s affordable long-term rates. During that time, she learned that the benefits of Super Cheap are more than just affordability. She explained her first rental as a very lovely experience and described how they [Super Cheap agents] checked in two weeks later to see how the rental car was doing and if I had any problems. Cass has been renting from Super Cheap ever since.

    Enjoy the Corolla, Sarah!

    To find out more about Super Cheap Car Rental and how you can benefit from friendly service with great rates, visit their website at http://www.supercheapcar.com .

    25/05/2017

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    Why It Pays to Book With a Travel Agent – US

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    Why It Pays to Book With a Travel Agent

    Some consumers are kicking the stressful DIY approach to the curb.

    Booking a trip often proves to be an extremely stressful, grueling undertaking. You can spend hours online searching for deals on flights and hotels, bouncing from one website to another in pursuit of the perfect price. This kind of process is often headache-inducing: Approximately 20 percent of more than 2,000 travelers worldwide said it took them more than five hours to search and book travel online, according to a recent survey by the I.B.M. Institute for Business Value .

    To avoid the hassle, some consumers are turning to travel agents. After suffering for years, the travel-agent industry is now experiencing substantial growth. Nearly 1 in 3 leisure agencies is hiring, according to PhoCusWright, a travel research firm. And the American Society of Travel Agents reports that 57 percent of independent agents saw an increase in business in 2011.

    Faced with countless choices for flights, hotels, car rental, and tours, some consumers are dumping the DIY approach. There are simply too many travel products in the market today for individuals to decipher on their own, says James Shillinglaw, editor-in-chief of Travalliancemedia, a media network for travel agencies. You need a guide to help you cut through all the different things out there that are available.

    There’s a difference between price and value, adds Arnie Weissmann, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly, a newspaper that covers the travel industry. The more travelers realize that, he says, the more they’re opting to use a travel agent. Here are six reasons to consider booking your next vacation with a travel agent:

    Save time. An agent can save you time by vetting thousands of flight and hotel options to find the right fare at the lowest rate. There’s just a glut of information, and you need someone to make sense of it all, says John Peters of Tripology.com, a website that matches consumers to travel agents.

    Stephanie Axelrod and her husband, who live in Fairfax, Va. used Tamalpais Travel to book a trip to Spain and Italy in 2010, and saved a lot of time in the process. After we spent many hours on the Internet ourselves, we found using an agent made the whole experience more pleasant and less time-consuming, she says.

    Save money. Some people shy away from using a travel agent because they think they’ll be charged extra for the agent’s services. Some agents charge additional fees (for example, a $25 fee for their time and research), but most make their commission through the travel suppliers. You’re going to get more value from your money booking with a travel agent, Peters says. Nina Meyer, president of the American Society of Travel Agents, says you can also save big on airfare with the right agent: I have seen in the past people save anywhere from $500 to upwards of $1,000 on a ticket.

    Axelrod says she and her husband found it difficult to find good flight deals on their own. The travel agent was able to get deals we weren’t able to find, she says.

    Learn what you want. Very often, people don’t really know what kind of trip they want, Shillinglaw says. It’s the travel agent’s job to provide you with a number of options they think you’d enjoy. Not only will they help you book a trip, they’ll help you build the trip.

    Connections. Don’t underestimate a travel agent’s extensive Rolodex. Agents may have people on the ground who you can connect with, such as a local tour guide, as well as people you can reach out to if you encounter any problems. Having access to a travel agent’s insiders makes it just an overall better customer service experience than going at it alone, Peters says.

    Kate Rice, who covers airlines for TravelPulse.com, says agents who book a lot of flights develop strong relationships with sales representatives. That means they have double leverage that they can use on your behalf—the purchasing power of the agency group they’re affiliated with, as well as the personal relationships they have with their sales reps, she says.

    19/05/2017

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    Cheap Flights to Italy – Compare IT Flights #travel #info

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    Flights to Italy

    La Dolce Vita

    Flights to Italy arrive in a country renowned for its romantic landscapes and artistic flare, as well as its flamboyant fashions and mouth-watering cuisine.

    Italy is a historically significant country, boasting some of the finest architectural examples, both ancient and modern, in the world. You only have to peek at the Sistine Chapel or the Uffizi Gallery to see this. Italy has more Unesco World Heritage sites than any other country on earth while its breath-taking cities like Rome. Venice and Florence. have been attracting visitors for centuries.

    Italy s popular culture resonates throughout the world today, from the bustling and creative Pizzeria s of Naples, to the infamous fashion houses of Versace, Fendi and Moschino.

    Italy is stunning in the Mediterranean sun with a sparkling wine, while the glorious Alps make sure winters are just as much fun!

    Book a flight to Italy at any time of year and live la dolce vita .

    Find the best deals on flights to Italy. Search for cheap flights from the best travel agents and airlines to get the best flight deals. Skyscanner is quick and easy, so you can find the lowest flight prices then book directly by clicking through to the airline or travel agency site.

    Book your flights to Italy with confidence; there s no commission to pay as you book directly with your chosen flight provider.

    19/05/2017

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    Win it: The Bonobos – Jetsetter – Blazer in Navy #travel

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    Win it: The Bonobos Jetsetter Blazer in Navy

    Bonobos Jetsetter Blazer in Standard or Slim $398.00

    Consider this week five days of saying thank you. Without your readership, your emails, your terrific comments, and your willingness to spread the word, Dappered wouldn’t exist. The collection of good guys who frequent this corner of the internet is by far the greatest achievement of this website. And to say thank you, we’ve put together five, splurge-worthy giveaways that’ll hopefully express our gratitude. Welcome to Dappered’s Reader Appreciation Week.  Good luck, and thanks a million.

    You could buy a ton of different blue and/or navy blazer s for your wardrobe, each with a different purpose. A super casual cotton blazer with tons of rumple, a traditional brass-button wool number for the more dressed up occasions, maybe a clean chino for wearing with jeans, and a smooth wool that s been cut trim for nights out on the town.

    Or, you could buy one blazer that does most, if not all of those things, in one simple package. The Jetsetter from Bonobos is one of those blazers. Not cheap at full retail, but highly versatile, plus Bonobos does run sales every so often.

    Size shown: 40R in their standard fit, on a 5 10 / 180 lb frame

    Lightweight but not flimsy, the fabric is a 70% wool / 29% cotton / 1% elastane blend  which should be a great companion on the road, and a go-to workhorse in the stable that is your closet.

    There s a bit of texture to the fabric, and when combined with the patch pockets, there s no confusing it for an orphaned suit jacket blazer. No (cheesy to some) brass or gold buttons are necessary then, and sleeker, more modern medium to dark brown buttons get the nod. Button stance is slung in the on-trend lower-ish position, and the tail seems shorter but not wildly chopped.

    Dual vents in the rear help make it easy to move in, the non functioning sleeve buttons make it easy to tailor, and the Bemberg lining keeps it draping nice, while offering breathe-ability. Official word on the interior construction is light use of half-canvass but is fused . But it certainly isn t stiff, and it moves pretty well. Must be a hybrid-type of deal in there.

    Up close with the wool/cotton fabric, non functioning sleeve buttons.

    Wear it with jeans. Wear it with trousers. Wear it casually to a bar, on a flight where you want to be comfortable but not sloppy, or to a big event or meeting where a suit might be overkill. It should look not only right, but good, real good, in all of those situations.

    Enter here to win  a Bonobos Jetsetter Navy Blazer in your size. Standard or slim, that s up to you. One entry per person. Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm ET 9/13/14. Thanks to Bonobos for providing this brand design for Reader Appreciation Week.

    UPDATE: Congrats to Chris M. from South Bend who won the drawing for the Jetsetter blazer! Many thanks to Bonobos for providing one of their newest blazers for Reader Appreciation Week.

    18/05/2017

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    Travel insurance: do you really need it for a European holiday?

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    Travel insurance: do you really need it for a European holiday?

    F igures out this week on the rising cost of hospital treatment in foreign countries should put the wind up anyone planning to holiday abroad without a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and/or travel insurance.

    If you fall seriously ill abroad and need hospital treatment, the average cost is now 2,040, up 6.25% year on year, according to research by Sainsbury’s Finance.

    From an analysis of travel insurance claims, the most expensive country for inpatient treatment is the US, with the average hospital visit costing 6,000 last year, 10% more than in 2008. The next priciest is Thailand at 2,750, followed by the Canary Islands at 2,500. The cheapest country is Bulgaria, with the average visit to hospital costing 500, a 5% increase year on year.

    Greece was the country where more holidaymakers required treatment than any other last year, followed by Turkey and Spain’s Balearic islands, including Mallorca, Minorca and Ibiza. Gastroenteritis was among the most common reasons for a hospital stay over the summer, with the average bill for inpatient treatment costing 1,200, while the most expensive hospital bills – averaging 12,500 – were for those suffering a heart attack. Outpatient treatment in a foreign hospital can also burn a big hole in the holiday budget, with average costs ranging from 200 to treat an insect bite and 275 for an ear infection, up to 450 for treating a head wound or bronchitis.

    There is no question that if you are travelling to a country where you would have to bear the full cost of any medical treatment – and that includes most countries outside Europe, including the US, Canada, Thailand and Turkey – then travel insurance covering you for medical expenses and repatriation is a must.

    But some would argue that if you are young, healthy and heading to Europe without children, particularly if you are visiting bigger cities rather than the back of beyond, an EHIC – without travel insurance – might be sufficient.

    If you are a UK resident, the EHIC gives you access to state-provided healthcare, at a reduced cost or sometimes free, when temporarily visiting an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    Applying for the card is free and it is valid for up to five years. The easiest way to apply for or renew an EHIC is at ehic.org.uk. Alternatively, you can call 0845 606 2030 or pick up an application form from the Post Office. You’ll need to supply the NHS or national insurance number, surname, forenames and date of birth of applicants.

    Presenting the EHIC entitles you to treatment that may become necessary during your trip. It doesn’t allow you to go abroad specifically to receive medical care, but routine maternity care, renal dialysis and managing the symptoms of existing or chronic conditions that arise while abroad are covered. The card allows you the same state-provided healthcare as a resident of the country you are visiting. In some countries patients must contribute to the cost of their treatment and, even with an EHIC, you might be expected to do the same, though you may be reimbursed for this when you are back in the UK, if you are not able to do so in the other country.

    Advice from the UK government and the NHS is that the EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance because it does not cover the costs of private healthcare or services that are not part of the state healthcare system, nor does it cover the cost of mountain rescue in ski resorts or being brought back to the UK.

    When weighing up whether to risk not buying travel insurance, remember that each country’s healthcare system is different, so your EHIC might not cover everything you would expect free on the NHS. For example, some state-run hospitals in Europe have privately-operated ambulance services, so you would pay for this.

    To avoid unnecessary private medical bills, you should always seek out state-provided medical care, and whenever possible present your EHIC before treatment. You need to be particularly careful if the arrangements for your treatment have been made by a hotel or travel representative because sometimes they will recommend a private healthcare provider which is not covered by the EHIC.

    You can find out what your EHIC will and won’t cover by looking at the country-by-country guide in the healthcare abroad pages on the NHS Choices website at nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad. In Spain, for example, some hospitals and health centres offer private and state-provided healthcare and it is up to you to say which you require, and make sure that any doctor or hospital you use will accept your EHIC. Note that if you are asked to pay up front, you are not being treated under the Spanish health service and your EHIC will not be accepted.

    In some parts of Spain, particularly the outlying islands, you may have to travel some distance to find a state healthcare provider. Dental treatment is generally not available under the state system and the costs are not refundable. Medicines prescribed by health service practitioners can be obtained from any pharmacy but you’ll be charged up to 40% of the cost unless you are a European Economic Area or UK pensioner, with proof of this status.

    Some European health systems expect you to pay your bill upfront and claim a refund using your EHIC.

    You should always try to apply for your refund before you return home, but if you can’t you should keep copies of all receipts and any paperwork and make a claim in the UK by calling the Overseas Healthcare Team (Newcastle) on 0191 218 1999.

    The UK has reciprocal healthcare agreements with certain non-EU countries and territories where the EHIC is of no use including, for example, Australia, Croatia, Gibraltar, New Zealand and Russia. (There used to be a reciprocal agreement with the Channel Islands, too. But that ended in March 2009, so anybody now visiting the likes of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm must pay for their own treatment if they fall ill or suffer injury.)

    If you are visiting any of these countries and need urgent or immediate medical treatment, as a UK national you should be treated as if you were a resident of the country in question and receive treatment at a reduced cost or, in some cases, free.

    But these agreements don’t cover the cost of repatriation to the UK or routine monitoring of existing conditions, and the range of medical services in these countries may be more restricted than under the NHS. So, again, you are taking a risk if you go to these countries without buying a travel insurance policy that gives you adequate cover for medical costs.

    In Australia, for example, provided that you have proof of your UK residence in the form of an NHS medical card or UK driving licence, and temporary entry permit, you can get free treatment at public hospitals but you’ll need to pay for treatment at most doctors’ surgeries, and for prescribed medicines, ambulance travel and dental treatment.

    • This article was amended on 15 September 2010. The original said that the UK-Channel Islands reciprocal health agreement remained in force. This has been corrected.

    16/05/2017

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    Is it Safe to Travel to Africa? #i #travel

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    Is it Safe to Travel to Africa?

    Chances to view wildlife abound in Africa. (Photo: Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Chubby Chandru )

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    Africa is home to around 50 countries (the number varies, as not all self-described countries have international recognition as independent states) and a number of island groups, making it one of the most varied environments in the world. With both well-developed areas and countries battling civil war and violence, Africa is a continent that is constantly changing and can sometimes be volatile or downright dangerous. Safety in Africa is a tricky issue, and travelers should do their homework before going.

    Violence and Crime

    Crime and violence are widespread throughout Africa. Historically, Sierra Leone and Liberia have had high crime rates, and travelers should be cautious, especially if traveling alone. South Africa has also earned a reputation as dangerous, with carjackings and muggings common. Throughout the continent, pickpocketing and theft are prevalent. As a common-sense precaution, always carry your money and passport in an inside pocket or a small bag around your neck or waist, rather than in a pocket or a shoulder bag.

    Health Safety

    Before traveling to Africa, get or update vaccines against diseases that are common throughout the continent. Depending on your destination, these may include Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, yellow fever and rabies. Protecting yourself against malaria requires preventive action and you will probably need to begin taking medication a few weeks in advance of your trip.

    Safety should also be a consideration when choosing food and drinks. Buying from roadside vendors can be risky; your safest bet is to buy foods that have been thoroughly cooked. Drink only bottled water in most countries other than South Africa, where tap water is potable. Avoiding ice in your drinks (unless you can confirm it has been made from distilled or bottled water) will help keep you safe from parasitic infections, cholera, dysentery and typhoid.

    Places That Are Not Safe to Visit

    Historically, Algeria and Mauritania have been especially dangerous for Western travelers, having been frequent targets of Islamic fundamentalists and kidnappers. The southeast of Chad has also been dangerous throughout the years because of rebel activity, but generally the rest of the country is safe for travel.

    War, rebel activity and social conflicts can make travel unwise to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan. Somalia has long been considered one of the most dangerous regions in Africa because of piracy, frequent kidnappings and warlord operations.

    Security concerns in Africa, as in other parts of the world, may change rapidly. It’s a good idea to check the U.S. Department of State website before you plan your trip.

    Safety Tips for Safaris

    Whether you are on a guided safari or driving yourself, follow certain safety rules when out in the field. Aside from the obvious dangers of getting too close to large animals such as lions and hippos, be aware of snakes; if you’ll be walking at all in your safari, wearing boots and long pants will help you stay safe. These precautions will also help keep you safe from ticks, as well as mosquitoes and the illnesses they transmit, such as malaria. Finally, avoid swimming in lakes and rivers, as parasites may be present, and you could get sick just from being in contact with the water.

    12/05/2017

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    Apache2 Debian Default Page: It works #traveling #the #world

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    Apache2 Debian Default Page

    It works!

    This is the default welcome page used to test the correct operation of the Apache2 server after installation on Debian systems. If you can read this page, it means that the Apache HTTP server installed at this site is working properly. You should replace this file (located at /var/www/html/index.html ) before continuing to operate your HTTP server.

    If you are a normal user of this web site and don’t know what this page is about, this probably means that the site is currently unavailable due to maintenance. If the problem persists, please contact the site’s administrator.

    Configuration Overview

    Debian’s Apache2 default configuration is different from the upstream default configuration, and split into several files optimized for interaction with Debian tools. The configuration system is fully documented in /usr/share/doc/apache2/README.Debian.gz. Refer to this for the full documentation. Documentation for the web server itself can be found by accessing the manual if the apache2-doc package was installed on this server.

    The configuration layout for an Apache2 web server installation on Debian systems is as follows:

    • apache2.conf is the main configuration file. It puts the pieces together by including all remaining configuration files when starting up the web server.
    • ports.conf is always included from the main configuration file. It is used to determine the listening ports for incoming connections, and this file can be customized anytime.
    • Configuration files in the mods-enabled/. conf-enabled/ and sites-enabled/ directories contain particular configuration snippets which manage modules, global configuration fragments, or virtual host configurations, respectively.
    • They are activated by symlinking available configuration files from their respective *-available/ counterparts. These should be managed by using our helpers a2enmod. a2dismod , a2ensite. a2dissite , and a2enconf. a2disconf . See their respective man pages for detailed information.
    • The binary is called apache2. Due to the use of environment variables, in the default configuration, apache2 needs to be started/stopped with /etc/init.d/apache2 or apache2ctl. Calling /usr/bin/apache2 directly will not work with the default configuration.

    By default, Debian does not allow access through the web browser to any file apart of those located in /var/www. public_html directories (when enabled) and /usr/share (for web applications). If your site is using a web document root located elsewhere (such as in /srv ) you may need to whitelist your document root directory in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf.

    The default Debian document root is /var/www/html. You can make your own virtual hosts under /var/www. This is different to previous releases which provides better security out of the box.

    Please use the reportbug tool to report bugs in the Apache2 package with Debian. However, check existing bug reports before reporting a new bug.

    Please report bugs specific to modules (such as PHP and others) to respective packages, not to the web server itself.

    30/04/2017

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    9 Ways To Travel The World For Free (Or Even Get

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    9 Ways To Travel The World For Free (Or Even Get Paid To Do It!)

    When I turned 18, I decided to move out of my parents’ home. I wanted to see the world, but I had no money at all. How could I travel the world when I was totally broke? But I also believe our dreams can come true when we set ourselves up for success. I found ways to move around despite my lack of money. I hope I can open your horizons a bit and inspire you to find creative ways of getting paid to travel, or at least to cover some (if not all) of your travel expenses.

    Work As An Au-pair

    An au-pair (literally meaning an extra pair of hands) is usually a young foreign person between 18 and 30 years old, who wants to travel the world, learn a new language, experience a new culture, and live new adventures. In exchange for that, they offer a maximum of 25 to 30 hours of help to a local family who provides food and accommodation, plus pocket money. The au-pair lives with a local family, usually helps with the children, and should be considered a member of the family and treated respectfully.

    When searching for a host family, make sure you are like-minded and have a lot of things in common. That s the key to a great experience. Some families will offer some perks, like your airfare, a language course, a monthly transportation pass, etc. Check which family offers you the best perks, but always keeping in mind that compatibility, similar ethics and lifestyle is way more important than any “perk.”

    I´m now in Switzerland, doing a very short au-pair program. I have a wonderful host family, great children and I´m very glad I had this chance to live in Zurich, while experiencing the culture through the eyes of a local family.

    Work At Summer Camps Across the United States

    Summer camps can be a great opportunity for you to travel to the States and have all your expenses met. Every summer, hundreds of American summer camps fill up with children wanting to have a great time. You can travel to another state if you want a new experience as a camp counselor, and some of the camps also hire young foreigners who want to have a taste of America and meet people from all walks of life in exchange for daily activities with kids. You won t make a fortune and you might not be able to save much, but you ll be paid and have zero expenses.

    After the summer camps are over, you have the opportunity to travel all over the United States with the money you made. You ll probably team up with other people you ve met at the camp so you won t be on your own.

    Teach English

    This is probably the most profitable work/travel opportunity out there. If you re a native speaker, you can just take a short online course or even find countries which won t require any certificate.

    If English is not your native language, you can still do it, but you should have decent English skills. Having actually completed an ESL course is a plus as well.

    Work on a Cruise Line

    This is hard work and you ll be living with the people you work with, which is not always easy — especially if you don t like or don t get along with someone. But it s a great opportunity to travel and making good money at the same time. Your ability to have time off when the ship arrives at a certain port depends on your type of job and duties. If you re in the cleaning department, you might have to work, but if you re working with other departments like entertainment, massage, hairdresser, etc, you might have time off.

    Every year many cruise lines around the world recruit people from all walks of life. If you want to sail across the world, get a CV ready and check for hiring dates. A quick Google search should tell you which cruise lines fit you better, which routes you d like to do, and who s recruiting. There are also forums where you can ask questions to people who work or have worked aboard cruises.

    Work as a Tour Guide

    Are you extrovert, communicative, and have patience to deal with people all day long?

    I believe being a tour guide or tour leader can be one of the best ways of exploring the world, get paid, and have no expenses. You might get to experience things you wouldn t otherwise. You ll meet people from all over the world and live a wonderful adventure. Some tour companies specialize in adventure travel, budget travel, spring break adventures. you ll find something that relates to you if you search for it. Contracts usually last for a year or more, so you ll have to be very available with no attachments, no pets, no and no significant other (unless you don t want to see them more than once a year!). This is easy for the early 20s, but more complicated for the older folks. I think it s a chance you could grab if you re totally free.

    Get A Temporary Agriculture Job

    I ve picked up grapes in France for 3 weeks and then had money to travel for a year — on a super low budget, not luxury traveling for sure! Usually, the money is great and the work is temporary. You ll meet other people from all over the world, mainly travelers who are also gathering some cash together. You usually get a free place to stay and some wine for your efforts. Everyone I know and who did grape picking in France said the job was super easy, relaxed and fun. Australia and New Zealand usually welcome farm workers as well.

    Workaway

    You won t be paid as a workawayer, but you should have all expenses covered, while volunteering. The Workaway website is a work/exchange volunteer type of program, with projects all over the world. I love the workaway concept of making your way around the world by volunteering and giving back to the community, while having the expenses paid and getting to know a new culture in depth. Workaway is perfect for people who want to stay a long time in a certain place for free or as a chance to learn a new language.

    Couchsurfing And BlaBlaCar

    I ve met the most amazing people through the Couchsurfing community. People are usually very open-minded and generous. If you want to travel around and have a free place to sleep, this is the best option! Remember that hosts’ homes are not a free hotel, so treat them and their space with respect, offer to cook for them, and always keep in mind you re being welcomed by a very generous person who hosted you out of kindness.

    If you want to connect with local people, hang out, make new friends, find company to do activities, check out the events page at the Couchsurfing website. There s always something going on!

    If you have a car or a van and enjoy traveling by road, using BlaBlaCar or some other type of carpooling website will meet all of your travel expenses. On these carpooling/ride share websites, people share expenses and travel by land. You have to all be heading in the same general direction, but if you take a couple of people, you re probably be able to cover 100% of the fuel costs. This is a win-win situation for all: carpoolers will have the convenience of going by car and not having to drive, and you’ll have your gas money covered. (Don’t have a car? Check it out anyway for a few outstanding cheap rides; you ll save an incredible amount of money. Oftentimes, there are free rides because some people get really bored traveling long distances alone and are happy to just have company to chat while they’re driving.)

    Making Sure Your Food Expenses Are Covered

    I didn t buy basically any food during those overland trips. I had no cash for that, so what did I do?

    Most bakeries, pizza shops, and restaurants throw away ALL the fresh food they didn t sell during that day. So I took advantage of that. When I traveled around Italy, I ate pizza nonstop: they were free and healthy, and filled with veggies and good quality ingredients. In the evening, before the bakeries or pizzerias closed, I d ask if they had any food they were about to throw away. I usually got more food than I could even carry, leaving me with dinner, breakfast and lunch for next day.

    People can be extremely generous and they have nothing to lose by offering the food. Be aware this WON T work with big chains, just small family businesses!

    I also asked around in the markets. I remember in Venezia, I got so many fresh tomatoes that I had daily delicious sandwiches. I got lots of free fruits as well. In France, I got lots of veggie burgers and other 100% organic/bio products from health food stores. They gave me excellent products that were about to expire in a couple of days. Most market vendors will give you free vegetables and fruit, sometimes more than you can carry! If you have access to a kitchen, you can eat extremely well without spending a cent.

    29/04/2017

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    Egypt travel advice: is it safe to go? #boscovs #travel

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    Egypt travel advice: is it safe to go?

    As Egypt reels from the worst violence in decades, the nation’s vital tourism industry seems certain to suffer. Egyptian security officials are forcefully dispersing sit-ins, resulting in a spiralling toll in deaths and injuries, while the country is under emergency law until further notice. So what to do if you’re already booked to holiday there?

    British Airways says it has altered flights schedules to Cairo so that they do not land in the evening, into the dusk-to-dawn curfew that has been imposed across the capital and other major areas. We are keeping the situation in Egypt under constant review, a British Airways spokesperson said. We are also offering customers the option of rebooking to a later date, or to another destination.

    Britain’s biggest travel operator, Thomson and First Choice, states: The majority of our customers are in Sharm el-Sheikh which is a considerable distance – indeed, an eight-hour drive – from Cairo. There have been no related incidents in Sharm el-Sheikh or any of the other popular Red Sea tourist areas. Booking conditions for the resort destinations of Sharm el Sheikh, Marsa Alam, Taba and Hurghada remain as normal , with tourists flying into the resorts airports. The operator currently has 11,769 British tourists in Egypt.

    The vast majority of travellers heading to the Red Sea resorts fly there directly. EasyJet runs flights to Sharm el-Sheikh. A spokesperson for the airline said the company will allow passengers, who have flights booked to Egypt in next 48 hours, to switch to another destination.

    The UK travel association Abta also states that conditions relating to travel to Red Sea resorts are continuing as normal, although customers travelling outside of this area will be offered the option of deferring their date of travel, transferring to another destination or having a full refund for as long as the advice remains in place . It assures that: Red Sea resorts are largely self-contained and autonomous with the majority of customers staying in large complexes, often all-inclusive with a wide selection of bars and restaurants.

    But the FCO has further cautions on what travellers should do when they actually get to these resorts. Its latest statement says: Travel advice for Red Sea resorts remains unchanged but local authorities in Sharm el-Sheikh have temporarily stopped tourist excursions. In Hurghada the police have advised tourists to remain within hotel grounds. We advise British tourists to follow the regulations set by the local authorities and to obey curfews. British tourists should also ensure they keep valid identification with them at all times.

    Travel journalist Matthew Teller, who specialises in the Middle East, says that there is an inherent difficulty around travel advice in such cases.

    What the FCO does or doesn’t say rules the roost in terms of what tour operators can and can’t offer clients. Even if it doesn’t seem like you can do much while you’re there, major tour operators aren’t likely to let you change plans if you’re booked to travel to an area the FCO has deemed to be safe for travel.

    Meanwhile, cruise operators MSC, Costa and Holland America Line are all reported to have pulled their Egypt-bound ships. This latest crisis will be a sharp blow to the Egyptian tourism industry, which is struggling to recover in the turbulent period following the uprising of 2011, which deposed Hosni Mubarak.

    In 2010, a record 14m tourists arrived in Egypt and the industry represented 13% of GDP, directly or indirectly employing one in seven workers. But even before the recent crisis, the Egyptian tourism federation estimated hotel occupancy rates in Cairo to be around 15% while in Luxor – the site of the Valley of the Kings, that figure was barely in single digits.

    Correction: this piece was updated at 10.26am on Friday 16 August. easyJet will not offer refunds, as originally stated, but will allow passengers, who are set to fly to Sharm el-Sheikh in the next 48 hours, to change their flight to another destination. This stands for the next 48 hours, and on a rolling basis until further notice. The curfew on Sharm el-Sheikh has also now been lifted.

    27/04/2017

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