5 Games for the Road: How to Pass the Time With

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5 Games for the Road: How to Pass the Time With Nothing But Your Fellow Travelers for Entertainment

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Bus and train trips, flights, delays in airports and train stations, hostels without TV or much light; the list of situations where a traveler has time to kill is long. That’s right — travel is not always exciting. There will be dull downtimes, and you may not always be able to read a good book. play road trip bingo, do crossword puzzles, or doodle in your journal .

That’s when you need a good repertoire of games to spontaneously play with your fellow travelers. Some will be popular games that you can find online and long-forgotten games from your childhood, and you might be surprised just how necessary they’ll be — and how much fun you’ll have — when you want to fill some of those inevitably empty hours on the road.

A quick confession: I’m a bit of a game geek anyway, and an English teacher to boot, so I’ve been known to start these games even at parties. But I promise that they have all been road tested on a real road, somewhere in Tunisia, Finland, Canada or Germany or any place where I was bored and without a book.

#1 I Spy

You’ve probably all played I Spy a long time ago, but I recommend dredging it back up from your long-term memory. If you can’t, it starts off like this: “I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with A”, and the other players have to guess what object you can see. I’ve played this in hostels (especially those hostel living rooms that have trinkets from all over the world gathering dust there), on train rides and in planes, but it didn’t work too well in the desert. “I spy sand.”

How to play: I like to limit each person to three or four guesses. Otherwise, they’ll exhaust every item in the room that starts with “B” and you’ll soon run out of objects to use. I also like the jet lag variation — play it in a dark room at night when you can’t sleep because your body’s on some other clock, and see if you can actually remember what’s in the room around you.

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#2 Donna’s Alphabet Game

This is not the official name, but it’s the way I like to remember it after my old school friend Donna got a car load of us playing this on a stop-start motorway in southwest England. It’s simple, as long as you’re traveling on a road with signs (and even better, advertising) and these signs use our alphabet. Don’t try it in the western provinces of China, for example.

How to play: Logically, Donna’s Alphabet Game starts with A. Be the first person to spot the letter “A” in a sign and yell out the word: “A is in motorwAy!” Continue with B and get right through to Z. It sounds easy, but there will be a few tricky letters, and if you’re playing in a non-English speaking country then pronouncing the words will be a lot of fun, too. The way we play, there’s no winner — anybody can scream out the next letter when they see it — but natural competitiveness spurs everybody on anyway.

#3 Stadt, Land, Fluss: City, Country, River

This game has a German name because my German friends taught it to me — which is also perhaps why it always strikes me as being a bit intellectual, but still a lot of fun. It’s also a highly appropriate game for travelers to play because their geographical knowledge should be a bit better than average.

How to play: Choose three or four categories like the names of a city, country, river or lake. To be honest, I’m terrible with rivers so I always change the river category to something completely different — often food, because I like to talk about food. Take it in turns to challenge another player to think of a city, country and river all starting with a particular letter. If your friend challenges you with “D”, for example, you can win by getting out Dubai, Denmark and Danube in under sixty seconds — or whatever time limit you and your bored mates decide on.

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#4 Twenty Questions

An oldie but a goodie, and you can make it topical by restricting the choice of “What am I?” to be something related to the region in which you’re traveling. I did have a friend, though, who would choose objects like “pyramid” while traveling through Egypt or “chocolate” in Switzerland, and then we could have made it just two questions rather than twenty.

How to play: Someone chooses an object, and everyone else asks them questions about it, but the only permitted answers are “Yes” or “No”. (Or in my rules, “irrelevant”, if I think saying yes or no will send the guessers along a completely wrong path I like to play fair!). If you’re playing with a group, whoever guesses the item correctly can choose the next word.

#5 For RTW Trippers: Kalgoorlie, Balladonia

I think it was my father who started this game when our family took a driving holiday across Australia. We were gone about two months and my sister and I, being about ten and twelve years old, needed a lot of entertainment.

How to play: This game only works with your traveling companions, and only on long trips. It’s more of a challenge than a game, but it always works for me. Simply start with the name of the town you stayed in first. On our trans-Australia trip, it was the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie. You then try to name every other town you’ve stayed in, in chronological order. My sister and I were experts at this all those years ago, but today I can only remember the first and second stops.

There are tons of other word and guessing games you can play in those bored moments of travel, and you can adapt these games with endless variations, too. And while it might seem like just a way to kill time, playing games like these is something I really love about traveling. It’s almost as if we don’t give ourselves permission to have that kind of fun if we’re at home in our “real lives”.

Anyway, I’m very keen to learn some new games, too, so leave your favorite travel game tips in the comments. I promise to road test them soon.





07/01/2018

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BBC – Travel – When’s the best time to book flights?

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When’s the best time to book flights?

    By Sean O’Neill

8 January 2013

Planning your 2013 holidays? Often the timing of when you book matters more than which agency you use.

Historically, January is the month when tour operators, both online and offline, run the greatest number of deeply discounted holiday packages, where flights are sold along with hotels. Many of these packages are for travel between now and September, though some are only for trips within the next few months.

When it comes to purchasing flights separately, though, booking far in advance isn’t always the best idea.

Many studies – mostly focusing on tickets sold by US online travel agencies – have been done on the best time to purchase flights, and sadly, the results aren’t as clear and definitive as one might hope. But the overall direction of the research does offer a few clues to help travellers take advantage of the periodic rises and falls in airfares, both for travel in the US and beyond.

Kayak.com. the metasearch website, studied more than a billion US domestic airfares available for purchase throughout 2011. The site found that the average price when tickets were booked six months before departure ($406) tended to be 9% higher than the average airfare available during that six-month period ($370), and 19% more than the average price available a mere 21 days before departure ($342).

But don’t wait too long. As any savvy traveller knows, prices tend to skyrocket for truly last-minute purchases. The study revealed that airfares sold one week before departure tended to be 30% more expensive ($445) than they were two weeks prior.

For international trips departing from the US, timing didn’t matter as much. Tickets were the cheapest 34 days before departure, but the fares averaged $977, which is merely 4% lower than the average of fare prices at any point in the six months before departure, $1,016.

The old rule of thumb – booking tickets three months ahead for the lowest prices – seems now to be out of synch with the latest research.

The time of day you book tickets may make a difference, too. An on-going study, whose preliminary results were reported in the Economic Journal in 2010 by Marc Möller at the University of Bern and Makoto Watanabe at VU University in Amsterdam, suggests that airline tickets purchased around the world tend to be less expensive when booked in the afternoon, rather than in the morning. The authors considered the savings statistically significant, but didn’t reveal the exact amounts because research has yet to conclude. (Nighttime purchases, however, appear to offer no additional savings.)

One possible explanation is that airlines assume that people who book tickets in the morning tend to be business travellers who are willing to spend more money. But no one knows the reason for sure.

The day of the week you book tickets may also make a difference. FareCompare.com. a website that has analysed a few billion fare searches since 2007. reports that Tuesday is typically the day when the most discounted fares are available for domestic US routes.

No one is certain why airlines tend to post the bulk of their fare sales at the start of the week. But some have speculated that it’s a habit held over from 15 years ago, when travel agents typically worked Monday-to-Friday schedules and airline-pricing analysts spent Mondays preparing to launch sales that appeared on Tuesdays — early enough for customers to visit the agents during the rest of the week. The pricing analysts may eventually lose this habit, though, as they adjust to the pace of always-open online travel agencies.

What’s true about timing in general may not be true for you specifically, so before booking a specific ticket, try the fare prediction tools at Bing Travel. a Microsoft-owned website that analyses millions of round-trip flight itineraries daily to determine pricing patterns. After you run a search for a US domestic or international trip (with at least one airport on the itinerary being in the US), Bing Travel makes a prediction about whether you should buy, because prices are predicted to go up later, or wait, because lower prices are expected. An independent audit of its predictions by Navigant, a consulting firm, found that the forecasts were correct approximately three out of four times.

As a downside, Bing’s price predictor only works on routes within the US or that include one US stop and are travelling to or from Canada, Europe or the Caribbean, all within a few months after purchase.

The bottom line

You have the best odds of finding the best deal on flights by making your purchase on Tuesdays in the afternoon, about three weeks in advance for domestic US tickets and a little more than a month in advance for international tickets.

Sean O’Neill is the travel tech columnist for BBC Travel





05/01/2018

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Now s the time to get the cheapest holiday airline tickets

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The best time to book your holiday flight is.

If you’re planning on flying over the holidays, now’s the time book your tickets.

The report, which was based on ticket sales between January 2013 through July 2014, also found Sunday is the cheapest day to buy plane tickets. This Sunday marks nine weeks until Christmas week, so the clock is ticking.

“It’s about time we stop believing in the airfare voodoo that Tuesday is the best day to get good ticket prices,” said George Hobica, president of Airfarewatchdog.com. The average domestic fare paid on a Sunday is $71 cheaper than on a Monday, the most expensive day, the report showed.

Getting a deal on holiday travel is always hard, but maybe even more so this year, according to Keith Nowak from Travelocity. He said supply and demand is in full effect, giving airlines the pricing power.

Passengers are flying more this year than in the recent past, but airlines aren’t adding more seats, he said. “You’ve got passenger loads growing faster than seats being added. It’s clear given the current load factors, holiday planes are going to be full.”

The most recent data from the Department of Transportation showed the number of domestic fliers in July was the highest since the end of the recession. U.S. airlines carried 385 million passengers, up 2.1% from 2013.

Here are four expert tips to snag the best deals this holiday season:

Book early. Booking early doesn’t always mean better prices, but you’re more likely to get the flight and seat you want, especially given the expected high demand.

It’s all about value, said Hobica. “You can get a good deal on an ugly, ill-fitting cashmere sweater, or you can pay a little more and get what you want. Flying out at the crack of dawn, jammed in a middle seat is the ugly sweater.”

Be flexible with dates, airports. Put in multiple nearby airports and try different arrival and departure dates when searching for flights.

“You want to open up as many fare options as possible to increase your chances of finding the best deal,” said Nowak.

And it’s not just about the ticket price. “Smaller airports might have significantly lower parking prices. If you’re gone for a week, that can be a lot of savings,” he said.

Be persistent. Travelers can hold seats for up to 24 hours without purchasing them with most airlines now, said Hobica, which can make a plane appear fuller than it is and discourage potential fliers.

“People hold seats and then release them. Keep checking the flight, you never know when something might open up.”

Travel on the holiday. Flying on the actual holiday tends to bring lower prices. “If you fly late Christmas Eve, on Christmas Day or on January 1, those are always the cheapest days and times to fly,” said Hobica.

Consider Europe. If visiting grandma in the states isn’t a requirement, travelers can find cheap affair to Europe right now, said Hobica.

“And if you are in the mood to splurge, business class seats are 50-60% cheaper to Europe during the holidays.”

CNNMoney (New York) October 24, 2014: 6:27 PM ET





26/12/2017

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Cheapest time to travel to Europe – Business Insider #train #travel

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It’s now cheaper to travel to Europe than it has been in years

Flickr/aigle_dore Istanbul is now the cheapest destination in Europe.

Europe is known as one of the most expensive places to travel, but a strong dollar and weaker euro mean that international travelers can find some great deals on travel to the continent this summer.

TripAdvisor just released its TripIndex Europe report, which analyzes hotel prices and airfare to several European cities. The report found that the cost of a one-week summer trip to Europe has declined by an average of 11%.

Istanbul is the cheapest European city to visit this summer, with a one-week trip costing an average of $1,877 — 25% cheaper than it would have cost to travel there last year. The average nightly hotel rate in  Istanbul is only $97 and the average cost of airfare is $1,197. Over the last several years, Istanbul has been gaining popularity as one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, and now is an incredibly affordable time to travel there.

Other affordable destinations in Europe are Bucharest, Romania, where a one-week trip costs an average of $1,894, and Krakow, Poland, where a one-week trip costs an average of $1,938. The most expensive destinations in Europe are Edinburgh, Scotland; Reykjavik, Iceland;  London, and  Zurich.

See the chart below for more information on the cost of European travel this summer.





26/12/2017

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Best Time to Visit Thailand #travel #italy

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Best Time to Visit Thailand

Looking for the best time to go to Thailand? Wherever you travel in the world, it is important to get the timing right. As far as Thailand is concerned, there are no absolute extremes. If you can avoid the rainy season (July to October). it would probably be best, but if you can’t, the rain isn’t permanent – it comes in bursts and cools things down after it has gone!

The weather in Thailand is reasonable most times of year, although it certainly gets hot during the summer! November through February are the coolest times of year and there is certainly less rain then than at other times in the year. However, Thailand is a big country with a diverse landscape. There is somewhere to visit whatever time of the year you visit the kingdom.

Thailand’s Seasons

Thailand’s seasons are reasonably uniform through the country, but there are some regional differences. Basically Thailand has three seasons: summer, rainy and winter. The southern part of Thailand however does not have a winter. What follows is a summary of the seasons as they impact the kingdom’s various regions:

Central Thailand and the East

In central Thailand and the eastern provinces, the hot summer weather starts around mid February and goes on to April. In April, the extreme temperatures can go up to the 40 degrees centigrade mark. The winter months are from mid November to mid February. There may really be only a few days of genuinely cold weather during these months, but the period leading up to the New Year are a welcome respite from the heat throughout the rest of the year. Aside from these days, visitors from Europe still may feel the temperatures as being a bit warm during Thailand’s winter, although not uncomfortably so. The rainy season kicks in around May and goes on until October. The rain is frequent and sometimes fierce. Usually rainstorms go on for around 30 minutes or so. If you’re visiting the beach destinations in the east (Pattaya, Rayong, Koh Chang), the best time is from December to May.

Northern Thailand and the Northeast

Northern Thailand and the Northeast have the same basic seasons as those in the central and eastern regions. The winters are though significantly cooler. Mountainous regions can get particularly cold, on some occasions down to 0 degrees centigrade. In these parts, winter starts in November and goes on to February. Without doubt these are the best months for a visit to the North and Northeast – flowers are in bloom, it is dry and cool, and in the mountains’ mists and fogs often form making what is already wonderful scenery quite exquisite. However, although hot, April is also a great month – during the Songkran Festival people will most likely throw water at you… You will be drenched so that will keep you cool!

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23/12/2017

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Best Time to Travel in Italy #tickets #for #cheap

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Best Time to Travel in Italy

Florence beckons visitors even with snow on city roofs. (Photo: firenze image by Cat from Fotolia.com )

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Italy has something to offer the visitor year-round, but there are considerations to weigh, such as weather, budget, cultural events, seasonal atmosphere and ambiance. Given the country s worldwide popularity, famous attractions can be crowded in summer, detracting from a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Prices and temperatures also peak in summer time. But guests are welcome to join with Italians as they celebrate each season, particularly at the table. Food enthusiasts might want to consult the culinary calendar before a trip.

Seasonal Rates

Airline fares are lower from mid-September to March, but increase around Christmas. Peak tourist season begins in late May and lasts through the end of July — hotels and holiday rentals should be booked well in advance for this period. Hotel, villa and apartment rates are lower in spring and fall, the so-called shoulder seasons, but the best deals are in winter, except during the Christmas holidays.





23/12/2017

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How to get the cheapest airfare every time #best #price #on

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10 Surefire Steps to Cheaper Airfare

How to get the cheapest plane tickets possible in 10 easy steps, from search engines and major airlines to bidding sites, consolidator fares, vacation packages, last-minute deals, and travel bargain newsletters

We’ll get to the whole 10-Step bit in just a minute. First, links to the answers to the two Big Questions.

So, How Do I Find the Cheapest Airfare?

Ah, the heart of the matter. Remember that old travel truism: no two people flying in the cheap seats actually paid the same price for their tickets, even though they’re going to the same place and getting the same service.

Reid’s shortcut to the best fares

All of the airfare hunting techniques mentioned on this site have merit, but, honestly, if I had to narrow it down to three crucial places to check, they would be:

1) The aggregator Momondo

2) The consolidator AutoEurope

Nine times out of ten, I end up booking my plane tickets to Europe through one of those methods. The guy in 22B might have ponied up $1,300, while the person in 22C with whom he amiably chats during takeoff paid just $320 (note to person in 22C: don’t break it to him; you’ll ruin his vacation).

This site will help you be that guy in 22C.

The secret to landing the least expensive plane tickets every time is to know where the deals are, search wisely, and never pay retail if you can avoid it.

Here is cheat sheet on how to do this: a brief roundup of all the tips, steps to take, and websites to use to find the cheapest airfare. Click on any one to get much more information and tips on that particular technique.

1. Know that timing is everything

Don’t pay retail

With many airlines now charging to check even a single bag, or to pick your own seat, or for the meal, headsets, and even a pillow and blanket, it helps to know the a la carte fees before you fly. These sites take stock of the current fees status:





19/12/2017

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Southwest Airlines: Best Time to Buy Cheap Airline Tickets #cheap #airline

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Southwest Airlines: Best Time to Buy Cheap Airline Tickets

But what about specific discount carriers like the popular Southwest Airlines. Here s what you need to know to get the cheapest airline tickets with Southwest Airlines.

Always Compare Prices

Before you buy, check with an airfare comparison shopping site to be sure you re getting the best price. If you go to any individual airline site to shop, you may miss out on better deals.

Southwest s Click-n-Save Specials

Southwest files its Click-n-Save specials every Monday night in the 8pm domestic airfare distribution (there are 3 domestic airfare distributions each weekday: 10am, 1pm and 8pm), and it hits their reservation system in the wee hours of the morning the next day.

Tuesday Mornings

So Tuesday morning is one of the best times to shop, but there are some caveats these specials typically include limited routes that Southwest wants to try and fill up, seat-wise for particular travel days. In other words, it is not (usually) an across-the-board sale.

Competitor Matching

Southwest normally matches competitors sales (which are usually filed Monday night at 8pm Eastern as well) and Southwest usually matches by the Tuesday 1pm domestic airfare distribution, which then hits their reservation system at approximately 3pm Eastern (these cheaper prices are typically pulled 3 days later on Thursday night).

Like all airlines, Southwest is very active in matching prices of their competitors who fly the same routes as they do on a daily basis (both nonstop and connecting flights). Just so you know, Southwest serves just under 70 cities, while the legacy airlines typically serve between 130-240 non-code share cities.

How to Stay on Top of Sales

If you have specific locations in mind, sign up for our realtime email airline ticket price drop alerts no airline wants to be undercut so following all airlines on a route for your next trip is the best way to know exactly when to shop and buy (let us do all the heavy lifting).

Don t Forget Facebook and Twitter

If you have an issue, grab your smart phone and post on their Facebook page or tweet your problem you re likely to get a faster response as Southwest has PR people manning those social media channels full-time.

Bottom Line

So the best time to purchase tickets on Southwest varies, but a good rule of thumb is again shop Tuesday at 3pm Eastern. when the carrier has matched other airlines sale prices.





02/12/2017

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Travel Tips: When is the Best Time of Year to Visit

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A Complete Guide to Deciding When to Book Your Paris Vacation

By Courtney Traub. Paris Travel Expert

A native of the notorious San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, Courtney Traub now divides her time between Paris and the UK.

A freelance writer, reporter, and editor who’s worked for print, web, and radio outlets, Courtney enjoys aimless strolling around her favorite Paris neighborhoods. old movies on crackly screens. and the endless challenge of polishing her French .

When planning a trip to Paris. one of your most pressing questions is likely to be when is the best time to go? If you re set to visit Paris for the first time, you may be persuaded that the much-lauded Paris in the springtime is the obvious choice– but depending on your budget, tolerance for large crowds, and your personal centers of interest, another time of year may in fact suit you much better.

Similarly, if you ve been to Paris before, you may wonder whether a fall or winter visit will be worthwhile, given rumors of cold, bitter conditions and gloomy, unsociable locals. The reality, though, is far more nuanced– the winter holiday season in Paris offers plenty of light and celebration as the city lights up for Christmas and other winter holidays. In the fall, meanwhile, events like the Montmartre Wine Harvest (Vendanges)  and Nuit Blanche. an all-night arts and culture event that sees crowds throng the streets for free exhibits and performances, bring the city to life in a memorable way.

As a long-time resident of the city of light, my own perspective is that every season here has its charms and pitfalls, pros and cons– as they do anywhere else, of course! There s no ideal time, in short, and deciding when to book is a highly personal decision that will depend on a number of factors.





26/11/2017

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Real-Time Flight Status

Keeping your guests informed

CHOOSING THE BEST OPTION FOR YOUR GUESTS

Flight Time TV believes in versatility and choice. Deciding which format will best suit your guests is simple with the help of our knowledgeable staff. FTTV is available as an interactive app or static display that can be broadcast in guest rooms or on lobby screens. Flight Time can easily integrate into any existing digital signage system, and can be customized to show the departure and / or arrival status of multiple airports.

One of our experienced customer service representatives will guide you through a needs assessment and will provide you with a solution tailored to fit your needs.

About Our Service

Flight Time TV offers only the most up to date information available on arrivals, departures, delays and cancellations for every flight in the world. By utilizing information direct from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and any selected airport, you can trust that your displays will be current and accurate.

Why display

Give your guests the ability to quickly verify the status of their flight as they walk past your flight display. Upon noticing their flight has been cancelled, they can add another night to their stay before leaving the hotel. This service has allowed hotels to generate additional revenue and extend guest stays.

Where to display

Who should display

Any location with frequent air travelers that would like to provide an additional amenity to improve guest satisfaction.





13/11/2017

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The Best Time and Weather to Travel to the Caribbean #volunteer

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The Best Time and Weather to Travel to the Caribbean

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The Caribbean includes more than 5,000 islands, reefs and cays. Among the most popular are Aruba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Barbados and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The average temperatures in this climate zone fluctuate, with lows in the low 70s Fahrenheit in winter and daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 80s in summer. The best time and weather to travel to the Caribbean largely depends on the traveler’s preference for weather and travel conditions.

Holiday and High Season

Winter is considered the high season for tourism to the Caribbean, largely because travelers want to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Tourism booms from mid-December through mid-April. The winter weather in the Caribbean features little rainfall and has average lows in the low 70s and average highs in the mid-80s. Northern Caribbean destinations’ lows are closer to the 60s, while southern islands’ lows are in the 70s. This is the perfect time to travel if you don’t mind large crowds and paying top dollar for accommodations, but reservations should be made months in advance because so many travelers prefer this time frame.





10/11/2017

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The Cheapest Time of Year for Airline Travel #cheap #cheap #tickets

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The Cheapest Time of Year for Airline Travel

The time of year in which you fly a certain route will affect the price of your ticket. (Photo: Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images )

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The cheapest time of year to fly is typically the least popular time for travel between any two destinations. Airlines and consolidators structure ticket prices according to demand — if passenger demand is higher at any particular time of year, ticket prices are likely to also be high. The key to finding the cheapest air tickets is to identify the season with the lowest passenger demand on a given route.

Low Season

Many airlines define low and high seasons according to low and high average ticket prices. Additionally, some also define “medium” and “shoulder” seasons in which prices are between their average low and high-season rates. US Airways, for example, defines low or off-peak season for flights from North America to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America as September 1-30. The low season for travel to South America is defined by US Airways as the months of May and October; for flights from North America to Europe the low season is mid-January through the end of February.





10/11/2017

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The Best Time to Buy International Plane Tickets #interline #travel

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The Best Time to Buy International Plane Tickets

Buying international plane tickets mid-week could save you money. (Photo: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images )

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Flights can be one of the first things to consider if you’re planning an international trip. Although you might have hotels and transportation to plan, the price of your flight could dictate what destinations you choose based on cost. Flight prices can vary from day to day so checking price comparison websites can help you snag the best deal. However, other factors including the amount of time before you want to travel and the day of the week you book can also impact the final cost of your plane tickets.

Advance Booking

Booking tickets in advance can help get flights at a lower price. Rick Seaney, CEO of farecompare.com, recommends buying tickets around four months before you plan to travel. He says that airlines don’t usually release cheaper tickets before this time but, when released, reduced seats are likely to sell quickly. Therefore, you should start checking price comparison websites well before you want to leave.





10/11/2017

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Physicists Built A Time Machine Simulator #hotel #and #car #deals

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Physicists Have Built A Time Machine Simulator

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Suppose you traveled back in time and stopped your grandparents from ever meeting.

This would create a paradox since you never would have been born if your grandparents never met. You’ve prevented your later birth, so you shouldn’t exist anymore.

This is called the “Grandfather Paradox,” and it’s an infamous one among physicists.

Even though Einstein’s famous theory of general relativity actually allows for time travel. the Grandfather Paradox gets in the way. According to Einstein, a gravitational field with enough force (like the one generated by a black hole) could bend space-time enough to fold it back on itself.

This bending could create a path through space-time that returns to its original starting position. It’s essentially a time-travel loop. Physicists call it a closed time-like curve, or CTC.

CTCs frustrate physicists because they come with all kinds of paradoxes, like the Grandfather Paradox. If you entered a CTC, traveled back in time and stopped your grandparents from meeting, you would never come back out of that CTC. The principles of cause and effect collapse.

Einstein’s predicted CTCs are part of our conventional understanding of physics, but could never allow for time travel without a paradox.

Enter quantum mechanics.

While Einstein’s general relativity describes the macro world, like planets and galaxies, quantum mechanics describes the micro world of things like atoms and particles. The two sets of laws do not get along well, and physicists are still working on reconciling them.

The math behind quantum mechanics suggests that time travel through a CTC is not only possible, but could be done without creating any paradoxes. So while a person (a macro object) can’t time travel without creating a paradox, something much smaller, like a single particle (a micro object), could.

Back in the 1990s, theoretical physicist David Deutsch was the first person to realize this, and he figured out a way to get around the paradox.

Martin Ringbauer

In the world of quantum mechanics, the rules are a lot more fuzzy than conventional physics. If a quantum particle, like a photon or an electron, entered one of these time travel loops, it would have to emerge on the other side as that same identical particle. But when a quantum particle enters a CTC, there’s no set outcome, only a spread of probabilities that the particle will emerge or not. So a particle that enters a CTC with a 50% chance of coming back out will only fail to make it back out of the CTC half the time. It’s a crazy solution, but that 50/50 chance is good enough to solve the paradox according to the laws of quantum mechanics.

No one has discovered a CTC or successfully built one, so time travel is still not possible. But physicists at the University of Queensland in Australia have built a system that can mimic how a quantum particle would behave if it passed through a CTC and interacted with a younger version of its self. They’ve effectively built a time machine simulator.

The team of physicists simulated a particle traveling through a CTC by firing pairs of entangled light particles through a circuit. Entangled particles are created from the same parent particle, so they are identical to each other and any force that acts on one immediately affects the other. The entangled particles passed through a circuit and hit a polarized beam splitter that broke them apart so they could interact with each other. Think of it has you meeting the younger version of yourself right at the entrance to a time travel loop.

The physicists encoded the polarization of each particle pair they tested before sending it through the time machine simulator, so the polarization of any particles that emerged could be measured and compared to the original to make sure it was in fact the same particle.

So what happened when the simulated past and present versions of the particle met each other? The interaction was paradox-free, and the quantum particles came out of the mock time machine in exactly the same way they entered it.

Time travel isn’t possible yet, but this simulation means it could be. The experiment also fit both the laws of general relativity and quantum mechanics, demonstrating that the two bodies of law could actually be compatible.

SEE ALSO: Scientists Come Up Empty-Handed After Online Search For Time Travelers From The Future





06/11/2017

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UCLA Anderson with a 620 – GMAT pwned me, but I


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I’ve been meaning to write this for a while now to say thank you to Beatthegmat .com for all the support and assistance. I’ve spent a lot of time combing these forums for guidance and mental back-up as I’ve obsessed on b-school apps and the gmat in general. I just want to let you know that I was successful in getting into my target school and let others know that it is indeed possible to do with a less than “perfect” application.

I applied to only two programs, both part-time, USC and UCLA. I was waitlisted at USC and became very very worried. Shortly after I received an email from the UCLA adcoms asking if I would be willing to move my app from the part-time program to the Executive program. I figured it couldn’t be a bad sign and agreed. I interviewed with the part-time program first and it went really well. I was then asked to come in and interview with the Director of the Exec program as well. She asked that I enroll in a Stats course to improve my quant ability and “underline my commitment to the program,” which I did (of course!). She also offered to ask the head of their career center to help me look for a job as I had just been laid off (I’m in real estate finance, go figure). I received a call from the Director two weeks later letting me know that I would be offered admission. I can’t tell you how excited I am! I just attended the first meet and greet/networking event with the other students and I can’t tell you how impressive they are! All executives, industry leaders, and business owners! Very very accomplished and ambitious people and all very down to earth and helpful.

I originally thought that I had a pretty decent chance at USC Marshall and threw the UCLA Anderson “Hail Mary” on the recommendation of a co-worker that is in their part-time program. I am soooooo glad I took her advice. I never would have thought I could get in with such poor GMAT scores. So if anyone is out there that is feeling like it can’t be done, please know that it is possible. There is no ‘perfect candidate,’ just write essays that speak from the heart and be willing to convey what it is you are trying to accomplish. You just need to submit a rounded out application that clearly states your goals and what you want to achieve. If you are able to meet the school minimums and come across as a real person with real goals, you have a much better chance of success! If anyone has any other questions, please feel free to ask!

Thanks again,
Eric

My background:
34 years old
San Diego State Undergrad: History
University of California Prof. Certificate – Real Estate
4 years exp in real estate multifamily asset management/finance/light Business Intelligence
5 years exp Hospital lab assistant (school job)
6 years exp account manager for world-wide soft drink company
GPA: 3.23
GPA last two years:3.61
GMAT – Took ManhattanGMAT – I highly recommend these guys. I spent the better part of 6 months studying for the GMAT and saw some improvement, about 50-75 points.

Pract. Test 1-mgmat 590 Q36 V34
Pract. Test 2-mgmat 450 Q28 V25
Pract. Test 3-mgmat 590 Q36 V34

My son was born here and I took time off studying for 3 months. The remainder of work was done on 4 hours of sleep a night with a newborn.

Pract. Test 4-mgmat 490 Q23 V34
Pract. Test 5-mgmat 550 Q35 V31
Pract Test mba.com 500 Q28 V31

Real GMAT 1 560 Q32 V35
*GROAN* Studied for another month and retook.

Test 6-mgmat 640 Q45 V33
Real GMAT 2 620 Q35 V40
*GROAN* again, but out of time to retake as it was mid R2. I strongly feel that if given another month or two, I could have brought up my score another 50 pts.


14/10/2017

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Jabbar Travels Time Table 2015, Schedule, Routes, Fare, Bus Timings Enquiry

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Jabbar Travels Bus Services

About Jabbar Travels

Jabbar Travels is one of the leading travel companies in South India operating buses across cities like Bangalore and Hyderabad. Jabbar Travels operates more than 40 bus services on a day to day basis across 16 popular routes of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Jabbar Travels is popular among travelers for comfortable fleets and professional hospitability.

Jabbar Travels Bus Type

Jabbar Travels possesses different types of buses such as Volvo AC buses, Volvo AC sleeper buses, Volvo AC buses, AC sleeper buses, AC buses, non-AC sleeper buses, non-AC buses and more.

Jabbar Travels Online Booking

Jabbar Travels ticket booking is available both online and at different branch offices of Jabbar Travels. Jabbar Travels has partnered with different online portals for Jabbar Travels bus ticket booking. Jabbar Travels bus ticket booking online system allows users to book bus tickets ahead of their journey and from the comfort of their home.

Popular Routes of Jabbar Travels

Jabbar Travels operates bus routes across major cities of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Some of the popular routes of Jabbar Travels are Hyderabad – Bangalore, Bangalore to Mumbai, Mumbai – Pune, Mumbai – Hyderabad, Mumbai – Solapur, Mumbai to Zaheerabad, Bangalore – Chennai, Hyderabad – Pune, Bangalore – Palakkad, Hyderabad – Mumbai, Chennai – Bangalore and more.





30/09/2017

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Liautaud MBA (U of IL Chicago) vs Kellstadt MBA (DePaul) –


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Things to consider between Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) and Kellstadt (DePaul):

  • Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) is more difficult to get in. (43.6 percent vs. 45.9 percent acceptance rate)
  • Kellstadt (DePaul) has a larger full-time entering class. (28 vs. 23 students)
  • Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) has a lower in-state total program cost. ($47,396 USD vs. $70,560 USD)
  • Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) has a lower out-of-state total program cost. ($69,548 USD vs. $70,560 USD)
  • Both schools have similar summer weather.

(73.5°F)

  • Both schools have similar winter weather.

    Continue exploring this page to learn more about these business schools.

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    University of Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) (IL)

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    $47,396 United States dollars

    $70,560 United States dollars

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    University of Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) (IL)

    University of Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) (IL)

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    Academics

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    MBA Areas of Concentration

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    601 South Morgan Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60607

    1 East Jackson Blvd

    Chicago, Illinois 60604

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    29/09/2017

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    It – s Simple! Time Configuration in Active Directory – NEPA


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    It s Simple! Time Configuration in Active Directory

    First, let me say that I am really pleased to start this series which I wanted to call It s Simple! aiming to simplify things a little bit and make them easier to assimilate.

    Now back to our topic, shall we?

    So you said Time Configuration right? Why should we care at the first place?

    It s simple! Active Directory can t work correctly (or at all) if the clock is not synchronized around domain controllers/member machines.

    For example, in Kerberos V5, computers that are more than 5 minutes out of sync will not authenticate (which is configurable by GPO: Maximum tolerance for computer clock synchronization in Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Kerberos Policy ).

    Another example is replication, Active Directory uses time stamps to resolve replication conflicts.

    Now, let s see how time should be configured in Active Directory:

    1. In Active Directory, we use the Windows Time service for clock synchronization: W32Time ,
    2. All member machines synchronizes with any domain controller,
    3. In a domain, all domain controllers synchronize from the PDC Emulator of that domain: using NT5DS (which simply means: follow the domain hierarchy and get me my PDC emulator)
    4. The PDC Emulator of a domain should synchronize with any domain controller of the parent domain: using NTP ,
    5. The PDC Emulator of the root domain in a forest should synchronize with an external time server (could be clock device, a router, another standalone server, an internet time server )

    But how do I configure time in my Active Directory?

    Well, it s simple! Normally it should be set correctly if we don t modify it in purpose,

    Otherwise, we do provide some tools for that: w32tm.exe command-line utility and GPO

    Run the following command on the PDC emulator:

    w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:timeserver/syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update

    (where timeserver is a space delimited list of your time source servers)

    Once done, restart W32Time service.

    Run the following command on all other DCs (that are not PDC):

    w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update

    Once done, restart W32Time service.

    Using GPO with WMI filter

    Using a GPO is always better to automate as much as possible (and of course in case we had to transfer the PDC role to another DC):

    • Create a GPO and link it to the Domain Controllers container

    Set a WMI filter to target the PDC emulator, using the following syntax:

    Select * from Win32_ComputerSystem where DomainRole = 5

    Open the GPO for edition and go to: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Windows Time Service\Time Providers then Configure Windows NTP Client + Enable Windows NTP Client

    Quick note: NtpServer contains a space-delimited time source servers with the format: Name-or-IP,server-flag

    All non-PDC domain controllers should be set to NT5DS (domain hierarchy).

    Creating a global settings GPO

    • Create a GPO and link it to Domain Controllers organizational unit,
    • Edit the settings under: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Windows Time Service\Time Providers then Global Configuration Settings
    • Depending on the use, you may leave the default values.

    You can check the registry entries if the domain controller is using NTP (should be on PDC) or NT5DS (on non-PDC):

    Find the value of Type under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters

  • You can also check for time advertisement on the PDC by running this command w32tm.exe /resync /rediscover /no_wait. then check for Event ID 139
  • To check the source time server: w32tm /query /status
    • Please note that we recommend using w32tm command-line utility instead of net time command (why? ),
    • We recommend using w32tm or GPO tools to configure time services instead of registry tool,
    • The PDC should not synchronize with itself (RFC 1305 ),
    • More details on the WMI filter here and GPO time settings here .
    • About NtpServer value syntax and server flags here and here .

    Hope its simple now!

    Imed Boukhaf from NEPA team .


    26/09/2017

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    HKB Travels Time Table 2015, Schedule, Routes, Fare, Bus Timings Enquiry

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    HKB is the best

    About HKB Travels

    About HKB Travels

    HKB Travels started its journey in 1999, and has come a long way offering bus services to travellers in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. It is a well known inter-city bus service in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

    HKB Travels Bus type

    With a fleet of over 20 buses including Multi-axle Volvo and Sleeper and Semi-Sleeper buses in both A/c and Non A/c categories, it operates in all major routes in at least three states including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. HKB Travels operates over 24 bus services on 14 routes daily.

    HKB Travels Online Booking and Ticket Booking

    Tickets can be booked online on the official website of the company and also through various leading online travel agencies, by using credit cards, debit cards or net banking.

    Regular Routes of HKB Travels

    Some of the important routes of HKB Travels are Mumbai to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Mumbai, Hyderabad to Annavaram, Hyderabad to Rajahmundry, Annavaram to Hyderabad, Tuni to Hyderabad, Bangalore to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Pune, Hyderabad to Bangalore, Pune to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Vishakhapatnam, Rajahmundry to Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam to Hyderabad and Hyderabad to Tuni.





    24/09/2017

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    What you should know about the best part-time MBA programs, nyc


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    For working professionals, getting a Master of Business Administration (MBA) has never been easier.

    Up until recently, if you wanted to get an MBA, you’d have to go to school full-time. This meant quitting your job. Today, due to technological advancements, as well as pressure from students and businesses, many school offer more options—like part-time, evening or weekend courses.

    This is just one of several trends percolating throughout the nation’s top part-time MBA programs. Other trends, like diversifying the student body, experiential learning, and people already with advanced degrees looking to broaden their knowledge base, are becoming a key component of a part-time MBA education.

    Programs like University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and New York University’s Stern School of Business offer a number of flexible options to earn an MBA—options that don’t require students to give up their steady income to obtain a graduate degree.

    Nyc part time mba

    For example, Maryland’s Smith School has three self-sustaining campuses in convenient locations around the region—in Rockville, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. “We know that many students choose a location based on the proximity of their employer while others have reason to select a campus closer to home,” said Cliff McCormick, executive director of MBA and MS admissions at Smith. Students take their core courses at a ‘home campus’ but can then take elective courses at any of the three campuses.

    In the Washington region’s pressure cooker environment, “we know that working students can have demanding and often unpredictable schedules, requiring the need to learn at different times of the day and often with different tools and methods,” McCormick said. The school addresses this need by leveraging technology for blended learning and multiple class delivery formats. “We find this kind of flexibility to be attractive to working adults.”

    This selection of schools also provides the flexibility of weekend programs—the Ross School offers a weekend program where students fly in from all over the nation for two years—in addition to typical evening courses.

    Students in the weekend program begin in May and graduate in April two years later; their coursework is equivalent to the full-time load at Ross, with the addition of some distance learning, explained Patricia Russo, the school’s managing director of the part-time MBA program.

    “It is not an online degree, but there is some distance activity and recorded lectures that students can watch at their own pace,” she explained. The weekend program began in 2010 in response to customer need, she said.

    “After the financial crisis, people got risk adverse, and quitting their jobs completely, even for a top program, was too much of a risk,” Russo added. “You can keep your job and still increase your skill and experience level at work.”

    Nyc part time mba

    Now that MBAs are being offered part-time on the weekends and evenings, these top schools are also noticing the diversification of students—whether in their personal or professional backgrounds. For example, University of Maryland’s Smith School is attracting more women than ever before, McCormick said.

    And students at McCombs’ Austin campus tend to draw from technology, start-ups, medical and financial services, according to Joe Stephens, assistant dean of part-time MBA programs.

    What’s interesting, he said, is that McCombs “values people without business backgrounds.” People who come from unconventional fields are desired and welcomed.

    “It’s one of the few degrees that you can take people from all walks of life, put them together and get better outcomes than if you had all like-minded people,” Stephens said. “People like to put an MBA in a box, and I think that’s an incorrect approach to describe an MBA and its value.”

    New York University’s Langone part-time MBA program in the Stern School of Business also attracts a diverse array of students, according to Alison Goggin, executive director of MBA admissions. She mentioned a student who came from the beauty industry and now works for Google. A professional dancer recently applied as well. Another example was a doctor who wants to run his or her own practice or become a hospital administrator.

    “You don’t have to have taken business classes or quantitative classes or come from a quantitative job to be admissible for the program,” she said.

    Adding to these schools embracing the unconventional background is a trend that Ross School’s Russo is seeing with students who have advanced degrees in specific fields—they are applying to the part-time MBA program because they want a “broader tool kit.” For example, engineers from the Detroit area might have master’s degrees but want to become general managers, she said. Or people with law degrees might want to stay affiliated with the field but broaden their roles by earning the MBA, she added.

    Finally, part-time students are able to translate a classroom education into real-world, practical experience. For example, according to Glenn Sykes, associate dean for the evening and weekend MBA programs at the Booth School of Business, part-time MBA students are heavily involved with extracurricular activities that bring theory into practice.

    Nyc part time mba

    There are more than 42 professionally oriented or social clubs available to weekend and evening students. There’s a sales club, a wine club, a running club and a dining club, just to name a few.

    “There is a great deal of interest in clubs,” Sykes said. “It’s a new trend.”

    The Smith School evening/part-time program has its own student government, “with which we work closely,” McCormick said. “As a result, we find an increased interest among our working adults to engage in more of our case competitions and global program opportunities, which is fantastic.”

    “Finally, whether they are career enhancers or career transitioners, an increased number of students enjoy engaging with our dedicated on-campus career advisors.”


    22/09/2017

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    RE: Recovery until point in time #recover #database #until #time


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    RE: Recovery until point in time.

    From. Elliott, Patrick Patrick.Elliott_at_bestbuy.com
    Date. Wed, 5 Jul 2000 13:42:03 -0500
    Message-Id. 10549.111254 fatcity com

    Here are the instructions from the manual for 8i: Performing Time-Based Recovery
    This section describes how to perform the time-based media recovery procedure in these stages:

    Back up the database as a precaution and correct any media failures. DATABASE statement with the UNTIL TIME option. Note: If you are performing time-based, incomplete recovery using a backup control file and have read-only tablespaces, contact Oracle Support before attempting this procedure.

    To prepare for time-based recovery:
    Follow the same preparation procedure described in the section Performing Cancel-Based Recovery
    To restore the files necessary for time-based recovery and bring them online:

    If the current control files do not match the physical structure of the database at the intended time of recovery, restore a backup control file that reflects the database’s physical file structure at the point at which incomplete media recovery should finish. To determine which control file backup to use:
    * Review the list of files that corresponds to the current control file and each control file backup to determine the correct control file to use.
    * If necessary, replace all current control files of the database with the correct control file backup.
    * Alternatively, create a new control file to replace the missing one.

    Note: If a database control file cannot function or be replaced with a control file backup, take it out of the CONTROL_FILES parameter list in the parameter file associated with the database.

    Restore backups of all the datafiles of the database. All backups used to replace existing datafiles must have been taken before the intended time of recovery. For example, if you intend to recover to January 2 at 2:00 p.m. then restore all datafiles with backups completed before this time. Follow these guidelines: restore a backup of this file, since it will no longer be used for the database after recovery completes.
    The hardware problem causing the failure has been solved and all datafiles can be restored to their default locations Restore the files and skip Step 5 performi.htm of this procedure. A hardware problem persists Restore damaged datafiles to an alternative storage device.

    Note: Files in read-only tablespaces should be offline if you are using a control file backup. Otherwise, the recovery will try to update the headers of the read-only files.

    Start SQL*Plus and connect to Oracle with administrator privileges. For example, enter:

    % sqlplus sys/change_on_install_at_prod1 locations in Step 2 performi.htm , indicate the new locations of these files to the control file of the associated database. For example, enter:

    ALTER DATABASE RENAME FILE /oracle/dbs/df2.f TO /oracle/newloc/df2.f ; datafiles of the database must be online unless an offline tablespace was taken offline normally. For example, to guarantee that a datafile named user1 (a fully specified filename) is online, enter the following statement:

    ALTER DATABASE DATAFILE ‘users1’ ONLINE;

    If a backup of the control file is being used with this incomplete recovery (that is, a control file backup or re-created control file was restored), indicate this in the dialog box or command used to start recovery. If a specified datafile is already online, Oracle ignores the statement.
    To perform time-based recovery:

    Issue the RECOVER DATABASE UNTIL TIME statement to begin time-based recovery. The time is always specified using the following format, delimited by single quotation marks: ‘YYYY-MM-DD:HH24:MI:SS’. The following statement recovers the database up to a specified time using a control file backup:

    RECOVER DATABASE UNTIL TIME ‘1992-12-31:12:47:30’ USINGBACKUP CONTROLFILE Apply the necessary redo log files to reconstruct the restored datafiles. Unless the application of files is automated, Oracle supplies the name it expects to find from LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_1 or LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST and requests you to stop or proceed with applying the log file. If the control file is a backup, you must supply names of online logs.

    Apply redo log files until the last required redo log file has been applied to the restored datafiles. Oracle automatically terminates the recovery when it reaches the correct time, and returns a message indicating whether recovery is successful.

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Rocky Welch [SMTP:rockyw_99_at_yahoo com]
    Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 1:46 PM
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    Subject: Recovery until point in time.

    Hi Gang,
    Is it possible to recover a database from cold backup using archived logs
    that were generated after the cold backup? In other words, applying logs
    that were generated on Friday to a cold backup that was taken on Thursday
    by manually telling the database the name of the log to use to recover to
    a time on Friday Whew, that hurt to type in! ?

    TIA,

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    21/09/2017

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    Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets

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    Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets

    Editor s note: We updated this popular post in 2015 with new and easy-to-use information. One thing that hasn t changed is these tips still help save money every time you shop for airfare.

    Update: Summer, Holiday, Peak Travel Tips

    Three quick tips to save time and money during the busiest travel days of the year.

    1. Get to the airport early: If flying during any peak season (particularly June, July or August) get to the airport anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours earlier than normal. Do this! Airport lines will be long and if you aren t at the gate before the aircraft door closes, you will not be flying.
    2. Keep an eye on the weather: Summer weather can be much worse than winter. Thunderstorms delay flights more often than snowstorms so be aware and know what to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed .
    3. Watch the baggage fees: A cheap flight can rapidly turn into an expensive one if you don t watch bag fees. Note: Carry-on bags are free on most airlines but Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit do charge for carry-ons. Only one U.S. airline still offers 2 checked bags for free: Southwest.

    Now let s find some cheap flights.

    Find Cheap Flights: Fly Hungry, Fly Tired

    We get it. You re busy and your time is valuable. When you want airline tickets, you want the best comparison shopping site to find cheap flights fast. Next step:

    Fly when no one wants to. We are talking about flying the least popular days and times. The reason they re unpopular is because it s inconvenient.

    • Fly Hungry: Before breakfast, at the dinner hour, overnight.
    • Fly Tired: Travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Saturdays when most don t feel like getting on a plane.

    These are the basics. Keep reading for a complete explanation.

    What are the Cheapest Days to Fly

    These are general guidelines but there are always exceptions which is why you have to compare fares and compares days and flight times.

    • Cheapest days: The cheapest days to fly on most U.S. domestic routes are Tuesdays, Wednesday and Saturdays. Learn more about this here .
    • Expensive days: Popular days will cost more. The most popular/most expensive days are usually Fridays and Sundays .
    • Cheapest times: Again, fly when most people don t want to. This includes flights at dawn, red-eyes or overnight flights, and often flights around the dinner hour.

    Can t fly the cheapest times or days in both directions? Do it one-way for your trip and you ll still reap half the savings.

    When is the Best Time to Book a Flight

    Best day to shop: FareCompare s data shows that best time to book a flight in the U.S. is Tuesday at 3 p.m. eastern time. This day and time give you access to the best flight deals. It s when airlines release the most sales and the best time to book plane tickets. Learn more about this here .

    Best time-frame to shop: This varies depending on where you fly.

    • Domestic fares: The best time to buy airline tickets in the U.S. is between three months and 30 days before departure.
    • International fares: The best time to buy international airline tickets is between 5 ½ months and 1 ½ months before departure. During peak seasons such as June, July and August or December holidays, purchase tickets two months in advance.

    A big mistake many people make is to delay shopping until the last minute thinking there will be deals. Those days are gone and last-minute fares tend to be much more expensive (this is when the steeper prices business travelers pay kick in). Bottom line: Procrastination doesn t pay.

    How to Save with Flexibility

    Sometimes a little inconvenience can save big money. Check out the following tips and decide whether you re willing to endure a longer travel day or shopping experience.

    Connecting flights: Often not always, but often you can save by foregoing the ease of a non-stop flight in favor of a less convenient connecting flight. Sometimes adding a stop (or two) can save as much as 50 percent. Learn more about this here.

    Bigger airports: Bigger airports (particularly hubs) often have cheaper airfares. Compare prices from your home airport as well as the nearest larger airport and you may find driving an extra hour or two is well worth it.

    Shop one passenger at a time: When booking travel for two or more, shop one passenger at a time. That s because airline reservation systems have a quirk that works like this: Multiple  tickets sold in a single transaction must be the same price. If you shop for two tickets at the same time, and there is one ticket for $100 but the other tickets are $200, you ll pay $200 for both tickets. If you shop one at a time, you ll get one ticket for $100 and one for $200. Learn more about this here .

    Sign up for airfare alerts: Getting to see the best prices in real-time is simple; just sign up at FareCompare (it s free and it s fast). Tip: When you are alerted to a good price that interests you, jump on it it will not last long.

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    Monitor Staff Productivity – Attendance with FlexiServer #attendance #management,attendance #software,attendance #system,attendance


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    FlexiServer Productivity Attendance Software

    Track Employee Attendance and Computer Use

    FlexiServer tracks staff hours and computer activity making tracking hours, vacation time and sick leave easier for employees and HR alike. It also has computer usage monitoring for quality control, security or legal compliance.

    • Track staff check in times and working hours
    • Know what your staff is working on
    • Create a flexible working environment
    • View reports for each employee

    FlexiServer tracking hours and attendance of staff across an company. For freelancers and professionals looking to track time for easier hourly billing consider HourGuard time recording software .

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    Track Employee Hours and Attendance

    FlexiServer is software for automatic employee time attendance logging. It also features additional tools for quality assurance monitoring and reporting, and works with home or remote employees.

    Create a Flexible Working Environment

    With FlexiServer you can track and monitor employee hours from a remote location. Simply have work-at-home staff or other remote employees install FlexiStation to monitor the hours put in away from the office.

    Improve Productivity and Efficiency

    Improve the way your business operates by using reports for job-costing. Know exactly what tasks your staff is working on and which are taking the most time. See what percentages of a staff member’s time are spent in each application.

    Know What Staff Members Are Working On

    FlexiServer gives managers the confidence they need to know that things are getting done without needing to micro-manage. Monitoring is non-invasive and respects the employees’ need for privacy, allowing them to enter private mode when necessary, while creating a paper trail that can be referenced should there be need.

    Additional Workplace Benefits

    • Employees don’t need to fill out time sheets to record their hours
    • Human Resources and managers have 24/7 access to hours and reports
    • Management can easily monitor outsourced, contract or remote employees
    • Employees can work more flexible hours, working when and where they want
    • Prevent computer or misuse such as viewing pornography or illegal downloads

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    Staff Management Features

    • Log employee time attendance automatically
    • Detect breaks and idle time automatically
    • Alternatively enter hours manually through a web form
    • Private mode available to employees for privacy on breaks or when completing personal tasks
    • Takes screenshots at regular intervals
    • Logs count of keystrokes and mouse clicks*
    • Link hours and attendance information to payroll software
    • Shows the online status of all team members
    • Real time screen monitoring available for Quality Assurance
    • Email monitoring can store all emails sent by employees
    • Generate reports on employee application and document usage
    • No extra hardware or dedicated server is required, FlexiServer can run on an HR or manager’s computer
    • Works behind fire walls and routers
    • Can be used over the internet or on a local network

    * FlexiServer does not collect data on the content of keystrokes or mouse clicks.

    How It Works

    The manager or bookkeeper runs FlexiServer on their computer. Whenever the manager or bookkeeper wants to view reports they can log onto FlexiServer with their web browser and use the control panel.

    All staff then run FlexiStation on their computers. FlexiStation runs in the background logging hours worked. Workstations will monitor hours even if the FlexiServer computer is offline, all the cached data will be sent to FlexiServer when it comes back online. FlexiStation provides employees a subset of features so they can manually enter hours, view individual reports or request time-off.

    System Requirements

    FlexiServer – For the Main Computer

    FlexiStation – For Each Employee Workstation

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    Docking Employees for Not Clocking In, time clocking.#Time #clocking


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    Docking Employees for Not Clocking In

    Time clocking

    Tread carefully when disciplining employees for failing to punch in.

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    When you employ workers, one of your responsibilities involves keeping a time record of the hours worked by each employee. If you use a time clock, you may have issues with employees neglecting to punch in. Although you may feel tempted to dock employees for not clocking in, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, commonly known as FLSA, prohibits this punishment.

    FLSA Exempt and Nonexempt Employees

    Timekeeping rules differ slightly for exempt and nonexempt employees. Generally, exempt employees are executives and administrative employees who earn set, base salaries instead of an hourly wage. The FLSA salary test dictates that employees who earn less than $455 each week are nonexempt employees. The FLSA duties test dictates that employees who perform supervisory duties of other employees, or employees who perform professional duties, such as physicians and lawyers, are exempt employees.

    FLSA Guidelines

    Exempt employees are entitled to their base salary for any pay period during which they perform any work. Although these employees do not receive hourly pay, an employer can still require them to clock in at the beginning of a workday and clock out at the ending of a workday. An employer with nonexempt employees must pay them for all hours worked, including overtime hours exceeding 40 hours each week. Nonexempt employees earn time-and-a-half for overtime hours.

    Other Timekeeping Methods

    Utilize a backup means of tracking employee hours to use when employees fail to clock in properly. Take manual notes yourself, use the input of other employees, check sales receipts, or verify work electronically by checking the time the employee logged in to a company computer system.

    Pay Docking Rules

    The FLSA requires that employees receive compensation for all time worked. Although you must maintain accurate timekeeping records for each employee, and a time clock is an effective method for accomplishing this, you cannot lawfully dock employees wages as a disciplinary measure. According to the FLSA compensation requirements, employers may only impose a disciplinary pay dock on an exempt employee for serious safety rule infractions. Exempt employees who clock in must receive the same salary, regardless of whether they punch the time clock at 8:00 a.m. or 8:20 a.m. Nonexempt employees who started work at 8:00 a.m. but forgot to clock in until 8:20 a.m. must receive pay for the full time from 8:00 onward.

    Other Disciplinary Options

    Instead of docking employee pay for not clocking in, use other disciplinary measures. Institute a written company policy in which employees understand your expectations for clocking in and out. If employees fail to clock in and out, utilize verbal warnings, written warnings, suspensions and finally dismissal, if appropriate.

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  • Yapta Alerts You to a Cheaper Airfare in Time to Rebook

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    Even After Cancellation Fees, Travelers Say They Save by Buying a New Ticket at a Lower Price

    Updated Aug. 29, 2014 1:04 p.m. ET

    Searching for a Labor Day weekend plane ticket home for my daughter, I saw an attractive $432 fare on American Airlines. I sent her the details and she responded within 90 minutes.

    Airfares bounce up and down, often frustrating and angering travelers. But can you get a better price after you buy? WSJ s Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero with the answer. Photo: Getty

    Yapta, which began tracking airfares in 2007, has turned its fare-searching technology into a corporate tool to hunt for lower fares and hotel room rates after trips are booked. It’s available to consumers at yapta.com.

    Whenever a price drops in the first 24 hours after purchase, or when it drops more than the cost of the airline’s change fee, Yapta sends you an alert and you rebook at the lower price, paying the change fee and pocketing what’s left.

    Airlines, having created so much volatility in their own pricing, are offering ways to beat the bounces, too. Last week, British Airways announced it would offer a 72-hour price hold for a flat fee of $10—useful if you see a good price but aren’t ready to commit to a nonrefundable ticket. That’s similar to United Airlines’s FareLock, where you pay $5 to $20 and lock in a price for either 72 hours or seven days.

    (Read more from The Wall Street Journal: Five Things To Know Today .)

    You could combine the two in a strategy to make sure you are getting the best price possible. Put a fare on hold and put Yapta to work. If the price drops during the hold period, you’ll get an alert and you can jump on it.

    Yapta does what consumers or travel managers could do manually: It periodically rechecks the price of a ticket. Airlines don’t embrace the idea, and their pricy penalties for changing nonrefundable tickets limits how often travelers rebook. But neither have airlines put up a fight against Yapta. After all, they are the ones bouncing prices up and down.

    When you search for an airline ticket, you usually see one price for a particular trip on specific dates. Airlines, though, actually load as many as two dozen different prices into reservation systems. A number of seats are offered at the lowest price in each class of service, and when those seats sell, reservation computers automatically display the next higher price as the best available.

    Several times a day, airline pricing analysts and their computers can change the number of seats available at each price point, and they can change the prices themselves.

    Mix in actual purchases and you get a rapidly changing pricing vortex that can anger and frustrate shoppers. One minute you see a good price; the next minute it’s a whole lot higher.

    A lot happens between the time you buy and the time you fly,” says James Filsinger, Yapta’s chief executive of the Seattle-based company.

    Yapta says its research shows some cities are a lot more volatile for airline prices than others. Tickets leaving from San Francisco were the most volatile of 15 major airports for business travel, Yapta found, and departures from New York’s LaGuardia Airport were the least volatile. San Francisco is a hub for both United Airlines and Virgin America, providing lots of pricing competition. La Guardia, with limited takeoff and landing slots, historically has lacked low-fare competition.

    Started by a former airline pricing executive, Yapta now is run by Mr. Filsinger, a former executive at the reservation technology firm Sabre Group. Yapta takes fare data published by airlines and periodically tracks the lowest price available for a trip it is monitoring. So far working only on tickets sold in the U.S. Yapta says there are savings opportunities on 11.2% of all itineraries, after airline change fees.

    Most of the chances to get money back come within the void window” of the first 24 hours after purchase. Corporate travel departments typically get a full business day.

    When there were savings to be had, the average in a Yapta study of 150,000 itineraries booked from July through December 2013 was $306 after fees on tickets above $500, and $58 after fees on tickets under $500.

    The Transportation Department requires at least a 24-hour cancellation window for tickets sold in the U.S. as long as the reservation is more than seven days before departure.

    Most airlines charge the full price up front at the time of booking, but must give a full refund if canceled within 24 hours. (They don’t advertise that fact much.) American offers a 24-hour hold on reservations, without payment, instead of a refund in the 24-hour window.

    ENLARGE

    With corporate customers, Yapta loads its software into travel department booking systems. It doesn’t charge for the service but takes a cut of the savings, usually about 35%, Mr. Filsinger said. With consumers, use of the tracking tool is free. Companies, like consumers, can set a threshold on minimum savings before an alert is sent, to take into account change fees and other expenses. The company recently launched a similar system to check for falling hotel room prices, but so far that’s offered only to corporate travel departments and not consumers.

    The bigger the fare, the bigger the potential savings, so travel managers say they have seen their most eye-popping results on international business-class tickets.

    One Friday, Al Mazzola, director of travel services at Sykes Enterprises Inc. a Florida technology-consulting company, booked a $19,000 business-class ticket from Tampa to Shanghai and back, only to see it fall to $7,000 over the weekend. With the Yapta alert, the company grabbed the new price. I was stunned. I’ve never seen savings like that,” Mr. Mazzola said.

    Mr. Mazzola has been using Yapta for more than a year and said he has saved more than $125,000, even after Yapta’s percentage and airline change fees. He said probably 90% of the savings comes in the void period, the first full business day after purchase.

    Most of the price changes happen in the middle of the night, Mr. Mazzola says, and the new fares are usually still there when he gets to work around 7 a.m. on the East Coast.

    Travel agents can rebook via computer when an alert comes in. The traveler keeps the same seat and the same reservation code. Mr. Mazzola sends an email to company travelers saying, Congratulations, we found a lower fare for you.”

    Still, savings are too sporadic to justify booking a high-price ticket in the expectation that it will come down. The company tries always to book the lowest fare, he said.

    Similar to United’s FareLock, which Continental Airlines first offered in 2010 shortly before its merger with United, is British Airways’s 72-hour hold option. It can help you hang on to a price if it turns out to be the lowest offered. British Airways said it refunds the deposit—$10 for flights from the U.S. €10 from Europe and £10 from the United Kingdom—if the ticket purchase is made. Seats can only be held 21 days or longer before departure.

    The hold fee is offered through ba.com and includes code-sharing flights on partner airlines. A few destinations, including some in the Caribbean as well as Buenos Aires, Cairo, Lagos and some cities in India, aren’t available because of complex fluctuating tax calculations, British Airways said.

    United said FareLock fees are nonrefundable even if you buy the ticket and can be used only with United and United Express flights, not Star Alliance partners. FareLock can be used to hold frequent-flier award tickets.

    Corrections Amplifications

    An earlier version should have stated that American Airlines complies with Transportation Department rules by offering a 24-hour hold period on reservations for nonrefundable tickets, instead of a 24-hour refund window. (Aug. 29, 2014)





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    Payroll Services #payroll, #time #& #attendance, #employee #assistance, #recruitment, #background #checks


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    It’s everything you need to help run your payroll and a team to help you do it.

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    You get one user license to access this trend-setting, web-based technology. It includes the following features and services:

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    • Deduction processing (Statutory and non-­statutory)
    • Processing for garnishing wages
    • Easy, environmentally friendly direct deposits
    • Payroll preview to validate data before processing
    • Online management reports
    • Year­-end payroll processing
    • Year­-end tax form production
    • Electronic pay stubs from Canada Post’s epost or self-print pay stubs
    • Canada Payroll Savings (government bonds) program support
    • Electronic remittance to select vendors, such as Great West Life
    • Data exchange services: Automatically sends new and updated employee data to your PRPP (NEW!), RRSP, TFSA, and other insurance and investment programs.

    Additional Service Fees

    With Ceridian, you never have to worry about hidden fees. However, some uncommon services do come at an additional cost. They are:

    • Record of Employment = $1.70 per employee
    • Off Schedule Processing Fee (PowerPay only) = $25
    • Requesting a Stop Payment with no refund cheque = $25
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    • Tracing a cheque EFT (electronic funds transfer) = $30
    • Tracing a cheque (includes physical copy of front and back) = $30
    • Rejecting an EFT (returned by bank due to incorrect/invalid account information) = $18.50
    • Inquiring about or investigating a cheque (no physical copy) = $17.50
    • Collection cost for NSF returns = $150
    • Off Schedule Payroll Processing = $25 Each
    • Changing payroll options after implementation = $20
    • Option Change fee (Small Business) = $20 Each
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    First-Time Home Buyer #first #time #mortgage #loan


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    Buying Your First Home

    The Basics

    Enjoy hassle-free home buying with our perfected purchase process

    • Get preapproved for free – before you shop for your new home – and get more bargaining power.
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    Every day for the past 30 years, we’ve helped Americans just like you all across the country buy their first home. Contact us today to see how we can help.

    Our most popular loan options for first-time home buyers

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    Why you should choose Quicken Loans

    • Only Quicken Loans offers you the Closing Cost Cutter and PMI Advantage. Find out how these great options can help guide you to the best decision to meet your financial needs.
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    Learn more about buying your first home

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    How much house can I afford?

    Start with how much you want to spend each month on housing. Most budgets call for earmarking 28% of your post-tax income for house payments, including your homeowners insurance and property tax. For example, if your annual income after taxes is $60,000, 28% of that is $16,800, or $1,400 per month. However, every situation is different. Maybe you have costs in your monthly budget that affect your bottom line, such as childcare, car payments, or student loans – the important thing is to find a monthly payment that you’re comfortable with.

    Talk to a Home Loan Expert or use our mortgage calculator to see how the numbers add up based on today’s mortgage rates.

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    Based on where you live and what kind of policy you want, your property taxes and homeowners insurance can vary widely. You can usually get a quick estimate on homeowners insurance by visiting a provider’s website – try getting a few quotes to find a competitive price. To see what kind of taxes you might pay, you can ask your real estate agent to help you research the tax rate in the areas where you’re house hunting, or you can visit the county tax assessor’s website to find public records of taxes on homes in the neighborhoods where you want to live. Many states also provide a property tax estimator online.

    Should I buy a house?

    If you’re thinking about buying a home, there are a number of factors that can help you decide if now is the right time. Are mortgage rates low? Are you planning to live in the same city for the next five or more years? Are rents rising in your city? Do you want to customize your home? If the answer to most of these questions is “yes,” then buying a home is a good option for you. Check out this article for a deeper look at the pros and cons of buying a home versus renting .

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    Mortgage closing costs, also known as settlement costs, are fees charged for services that must be performed to process and close your loan application. Examples of mortgage closing costs include title fees, recording fees, appraisal fees, credit report fees, pest inspection, attorney’s fees, taxes and surveying fees. The closing cost of a loan will vary depending on your geographic location.

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    By submitting your contact information you agree to our Terms of Use and our Security and Privacy Policy. You also expressly consent to having Quicken Loans, our Family of Companies. and potentially our mortgage partners contact you about your inquiry by text message or phone (including automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice) to the residential or cellular telephone number you have provided, even if that telephone number is on a corporate, state, or national Do Not Call Registry. You do not have to agree to receive such calls or messages as a condition of getting any services from Quicken Loans or its affiliates. By communicating with us by phone, you consent to calls being recorded and monitored.

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    Part Time Accounting Jobs – Search Part Time Accounting Job Listings


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    Part Time Accounting Jobs

    Part Time Accounting Job Overview

    Maybe it only took you two days to memorize your multiplication tables, or perhaps you can add enormous figures without the benefit of the calculator app on your phone. If you have a head for numbers or an appreciation for detailed work, you might enjoy part-time accounting jobs.

    Reduced hours give you more time for family, friends, and other pursuits, and many types of accounting jobs exist. You might work for a large corporation or a small firm, depending on your ideal work environment. Part time accounting jobs take many forms:

    In small firms, part-time accounting clerks sometimes wear multiple hats. For example, they might form the company’s accounts payable and accounts receivable departments.

    Part Time Accounting Job Education Requirements

    The education required for part-time accounting jobs varies depending on the job description. Most positions require only a high school diploma, though advanced degrees help professionals earn promotions and higher salaries.

    Part Time Accounting Job Market

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that accounting positions will grow at an average rate of 11 percent through 2022, which matches the growth rate of other industries. Although many accounting professionals work full-time hours, the BLS reveals that about 25 percent work part time. In some cases, part-time accounting jobs become full-time at a later date, especially if the professional starts work as a temporary employee.

    Part Time Accounting Job Salary Information

    Since part-time accounting jobs encompass several industries and positions, it is difficult to determine the average or median salary. According to the BLS, professionals in bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing earn a median salary of $35,170 per year in full-time roles. Part time associates command smaller salaries by virtue of their reduced hours and their pay rates are often expressed in hourly wages and not annual salaries.


    06/09/2017

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    Best Time to Visit South Africa #travel #stay

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    Best Time to Visit South Africa

    Often referred to as Sunny South Africa , this phrase is not far wrong. South Africa, and Southern Africa in general has some of the more agreeable weather in the world and for most of the year. However the best time to visit South Africa depends on the purpose of your visit, and the areas you wish to see. The seasons in South Africa run opposite to the northern hemisphere and therefore a white Christmas is out of the question! The best time to visit South Africa really depends on your interests or reasons for coming to South Africa. Wildlife Safaris are often very high on the agenda, followed by the Garden Route, Cape Town, the whales of the south coast. the flowers of Namaqualand, the Drakensberg Mountains and of course the hundreds of kilometers of beach destinations to choose from.

    The seasons fall in the year as follows:

    Spring – September October

    Summer – November to February

    Autumn – March April

    Winter – June – August

    South Africa can be divided into summer rainfall areas and winter rainfall areas. The northern, central and east parts of South Africa, which include areas of interest such as: Kruger National Park, Johannesburg, Kwa Zulu Natal, Madikwe Game Reserve, Drakensberg Mountains and the Free State, has a summer rainfall, and cool and dry winters.

    The Western Cape and Garden Route areas, which include Cape Town and surrounds and all along the southern coast to about Port Elizabeth, has winter rainfall and dry summers. The northern interior part of the country has a very low annual rainfall, and is considered to be semi-arid to desert in places.

    In the summer rainfall areas, the rain comes predominantly in the forms of thunder showers or down pours, which may last anything from 20 minutes to heavy rain on and off over a few days. However the maximum average daily temperature varies between 28 – 35 deg cel, depending where in this region you are. As a result of the summer rains and associated warm sunny weather, the vegetation is very green and often thick. From a safari perspective, the summer months (often referred to as the green season), is the best time to see the African bush at its greenest. The birdlife is at its best, and it is the calving season for many of the antelope species. The sunsets during this time of year can be a riot of pinks and reds and the air is generally very clean. The negative side to being on safari during the green season is that fact the bush is thick and therefore visibility can at times be limited. Another factor to consider is that surface water scattered all over the bush, causes game movements to become less predictable, in that there is now no reason for animals to go and drink at the traditional permanent water holes and rivers as they would have done in the dry season.

    During dry season (the winter months), this region turns into shades of yellow and browns. The night time temperatures can vary between 0 – 12 degrees cel, depending on what part of the region you are in. It is during this season and into spring that it s considered the best time to go on safari. Many trees and shrubs lose their leaves, the grass drops and becomes grazed and so the visibility increases dramatically. The surface water (pans and puddles) that were present in the summer months dry out and game movements become a little more predictable.

    The winter rainfall areas of the Western Cape and Garden Route tend to be green in winter and less so during summer. The rains typically come in the form of cold fronts that sweep in from the south, bringing with them rain, cold and often wind. These cold and rainy spells can last 2 – 3 days, but are invariably followed by what can be only be described as champagne days – crystal clear air, blue skies and brilliant colours. The summer months are typically warm to hot and a great time to explore Cape Town and the Garden Route. During the mid-summer months of December and January, the south-easter wind (locallly referred to as the Cape Doctor for its air cleansing habits), can arrive and hang around for a day or even a week and has been known to ruin expensive hair-dos, but at the same time raise the level of excitement of windsurfers, sailors and kite flyers!

    Best time to visit South in terms of Activities

    To sum up the areas, below is a good idea of when its best to do what activities

    * South African Safaris are best from May – October (dry season)

    * To visit the Cape Graden Route, the best time would be the summer months. in particular Febraury March.

    * The best time to see whales off the Cape s coast is July – October

    * The wild flowers of the Western Cape Namaqualand are best seen in early spring (August September)

    * The Drakensberg Mountains are best seen during the summer months (October – February)

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    31/08/2017

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    Part Time Practical CNC Machining Continuing Education Program & Courses #cnc


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    Practical CNC Machining (Part-time)

    Credential: Certificate of Achievement Program Code: 1304 School: Engineering Information Technology

    About the Program

    The intent of the Practical CNC Machining program is to address the practical machining skills needed by students who are studying CNC programming. This part-time program will be approximately 142 hours in duration and encompass a mixture of theoretical and practical knowledge with a focus on practical applications in the CNC machining environment.

    Program Information

    All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

    Admission Requirements

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
    • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and conduct research in the English language.

    Admission Procedures

    • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form
    • Attach proof of Admission Requirements
    • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements

    How to Apply

    Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar s Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

    Send completed applications to:
    Conestoga College
    Admissions Office
    299 Doon Valley Dr
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Canada N2G 4M4

    How to Register for Courses

    Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

    Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student s Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

    Learn more about PLAR.

    Graduate Opportunities

    For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

    Program Related Resources

    Program Outcomes

    • Solve routine technical problems relating to CNC setup in the shop environments using a variety of systematic approaches.
    • Interpret basic graphics and other standard technical documents needed to complete CNC setup and operations.
    • Create and edit CNC programs.
    • Perform basic technical measurements using appropriate tools specific to CNC setup and operations.
    • Work safely and effectively within a shop environment in compliance with health and safety legislation and organizational procedures and practices.

    Program Courses

    Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on “Details” in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.


    29/08/2017

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    New HPS watch List is out for the Week of July 10th

    posted by daytraderockstar

    Jul 07, 2017 7:47 pm

    The new HPS watch list Video is out, We finished out the week strong with a nice 60-minute rotation on Friday we took an overnight SPY call trade off for a 40% move and I continue to hold July 21 calls. Stocks are setting up nice but the market still has some negative signals that could break us down early next week. Not making that call. All this and more plus best bets on this week’s watch list video http://daytradingradio.com//10for1000

    Have a Great Weekend see you Monday

    Back from The 4th of July, Market Radar and New Trade Setups

    posted by daytraderockstar

    Jul 05, 2017 5:58 pm

    Back from the 4th July weekend and right into some winners all based on the HPS methodology. Markets continue to feel strong and in a normal gradual pullback that should resolve to the upside. I discuss Entry on $baba and some other great upcoming trade setups.

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    Futures Open – Special DayTraderRockStar and family visit to DTR-south with rpm – 7PM-10PM

    Jul 02, 2017 7:16 pm

    Futures Open – Special DayTraderRockStar visit to DTR-south with rpm

    I am honored that Johnny and Family will be here soon, broadcast starts 7PM, will be some coverage off and on as they arrive and get settled in.

    Hope to see you tonight. ES has opened so far flat with Friday’s close 2425 area.

    Market sells off as I finish the HPS Watch List. We crushed it this week. whats next

    posted by daytraderockstar

    Jun 29, 2017 3:55 pm

    Let’s start off by saying the HPS watch list is out early this week as I will be on the road tomorrow heading down to see RPM. The S P had a nice sell-off midday and is in the process of bouncing now, The million dollar question of course is will the dip buyers come in fast or wait till next week..or god forbid we have an another down week. Today I initiated another Spy call trade as the market sold off hard. The reasoning is on the chart below, we had a great lower trend line lining up with another rising trend line making and HPS setup at this level. so picked up the JULY 21 17 242.00 Calls for 1.88. (These alerts go out to member of DTR)

    back to the watch list. There are 2 video’s today. An HPS watch list and a review of last weeks watch list that in my opinion could be used as a guidebook for HPS playbook trades. They worked out perfect and in most cases we took profits. Now going forward those stocks continue to be the ones to watch for further upside. remember most of these patterns traded last week were the Lane Divergence and the others were all trend line stochastic combos

    I will be visiting RPM for Monday’s half-day, but we might even get on the air Sunday night.

    Also, want to thank everyone for their patience this week with the issue with the Tradeometer. Thank you, Reza and Paul, for getting back up and running fast.

    Happy Fourth of July everyone

    Next week s HPS is out and its a great one

    posted by daytraderockstar

    Jun 23, 2017 8:49 pm

    Even though I have a slightly bearish outlook going into next week, I am not keeping that from taking some new longs. This week we get a solid group of setups that it was hard to call one a Best Bet. All of the info is in the video and also my view of a small head and Shoulders pattern playing out on the hourly chart.

    I am not a follower of this pattern as much as you would think, I have seen Head and shoulders break higher as many times as I see it break lower. The quick rotation on the 60 min stochastics with little price actions makes be cautious of some downside coming up possibly on Monday.

    The Watch List rocks this week. Don’t miss it,

    I also take a picture perfect scalp using the triple stochastic flag setup.

    also, notice the divergence on the 9-3 but not on the 14-3, keep an eye out for that if you use both.

    Thanks to all the Members that Support DayTradingRadio.com.

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    Jun 21, 2017 6:57 pm

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    28/08/2017

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    Lifetime airline passes: Fly anywhere, any time, for life #travel #reservations

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    Fly anywhere, any time, for life

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    IN THE early 1980s, American Airlines, strapped for cash, decided to start selling passes for unlimited first-class travel for life. At the time, the passes cost $250,000 (around $600,000 in today’s dollars), with a companion ticket available for an extra $150,000 and discounts for older people. The Los Angeles Times explains what happened next :

    “We thought originally it would be something that firms would buy for top employees,” said Bob Crandall, American’s chairman and chief executive from 1985 to 1998. “It soon became apparent that the public was smarter than we were.”

    The unlimited passes were bought mostly by wealthy individuals, including baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays, America’s Cup skipper Dennis Conner and computer magnate Michael Dell.

    Mike Joyce of Chicago bought his in 1994 after winning a $4.25-million settlement after a car accident.

    In one 25-day span this year, Joyce flew round trip to London 16 times, flights that would retail for more than $125,000. He didn’t pay a dime.

    “I love Rome, I love Sydney, I love Athens,” Joyce said by phone from the Admirals Club at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. “I love Vegas and Frisco.”

    In other words, Mr Joyce, who paid around $1m for his airpass, made back one-eighth of its cost in less than a month. If this seems like it was a fantastic deal for people who could afford it, that’s because it was. (AA stopped selling the passes regularly in 1994, although it did offer them again in 2004, in the Neiman-Marcus catalogue, for $3m each. None sold.) It was such a good deal for flyers—who also earned airline miles on each flight—that American started regretting it. In 2007, the airline began investigating its passholders, to see if any were taking improper advantage of the programme.

    You can click through to the Times piece to find out the outcome of AA’s investigation. But there’s a lot to learn from this story. It illustrates how having the money to make significant investments when opportunities arise can pay off enormously in the long-run. It demonstrates that savvy consumers really can take advantage of enormous corporations if the corporations make silly mistakes. (What’s really shocking is how long American kept this deal going—it took nearly a decade and a half for the airline to realise it was getting the short end of the stick.) And it shows how much some people love to fly. If AA or another airline ever offers this kind of deal for that kind of price again, it’s worth considering if you have the resources and expect to live long enough to take advantage of the deal. After all, it’s way cheaper than having your own private jet—and you don’t have to pay the pilots or the staff.

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    25/08/2017

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    The 100 Most Celebrated Travel Books of All Time – Features

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    The 100 Most Celebrated Travel Books of All Time

    Lists: The definitive list of travel books that travel writers, editors, bloggers and readers love best

    06.15.10 | 9:07 AM ET

    You ll find that a few books don t fit the most rigid definition of travel memoir; we didn t want our list to be too narrow or fussy. Rather, we wanted it to be broad and inclusive. Also, although we numbered the books from 1 to 100, we didn t rank them; they appear here in alphabetical order. (You can find the 10 most celebrated books here .) The lists we drew from are noted below the book titles. The numbers in brackets after each book title on the list correspond to the source lists on which that title appears; a dollar sign in brackets indicates that a book was included based on extremely high sales. (Read the fine print for more detail on how we determined the 100 most celebrated travel books of all time.)

    21) Black Like Me. by John Howard Griffin (13)

    22) Blue Highways. by William Least Heat-Moon (2, 4, 8, 11, 12, 13)

    39) Golden Earth. by Norman Lewis (1)





    21/08/2017

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    Expense Management for Billable Services Organizations Simplified by Software as a


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    Expense Management

    Expense Management

    In a billable services organization, expense management is a critical part of the business. In order to maximize the accuracy and timeliness of expense reporting and overall expense management, this is also a process that should be made as easy and flexible as possible for users, and should be directly connected with project management and project accounting. With NetSuite OpenAir, you can automate and streamline the entire expense management cycle, including expense reporting, submission and approval processes, while integrating with project accounting and invoicing. By managing the entire lifecycle, it becomes easy and seamless to track and submit expenses for rapid reimbursement and client billing.

    Integrate Expense Management and Project Accounting

    Track each and every expense at the project level to directly tie expense management to project accounting, eliminating any questions about where the expenses should be allocated or billed to.

    Online, Offline, or Mobile Expense Management

    As the leading Cloud PSA solution, OpenAir provides users with the ability to track expenses and reimbursements online, anytime, anywhere, using a standard browser and an internet connection. With OpenAir Mobile, users can stay connected, even while on the road. Enter expenses on the go with applications for the iPhone or Android available on the App Store and Google Play.

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    21/08/2017

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    Travel Tips: When is the Best Time of Year to Visit

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    A Complete Guide to Deciding When to Book Your Paris Vacation

    By Courtney Traub. Paris Travel Expert

    A native of the notorious San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, Courtney Traub now divides her time between Paris and the UK.

    A freelance writer, reporter, and editor who’s worked for print, web, and radio outlets, Courtney enjoys aimless strolling around her favorite Paris neighborhoods. old movies on crackly screens. and the endless challenge of polishing her French .

    When planning a trip to Paris. one of your most pressing questions is likely to be when is the best time to go? If you re set to visit Paris for the first time, you may be persuaded that the much-lauded Paris in the springtime is the obvious choice– but depending on your budget, tolerance for large crowds, and your personal centers of interest, another time of year may in fact suit you much better.

    Similarly, if you ve been to Paris before, you may wonder whether a fall or winter visit will be worthwhile, given rumors of cold, bitter conditions and gloomy, unsociable locals. The reality, though, is far more nuanced– the winter holiday season in Paris offers plenty of light and celebration as the city lights up for Christmas and other winter holidays. In the fall, meanwhile, events like the Montmartre Wine Harvest (Vendanges)  and Nuit Blanche. an all-night arts and culture event that sees crowds throng the streets for free exhibits and performances, bring the city to life in a memorable way.

    As a long-time resident of the city of light, my own perspective is that every season here has its charms and pitfalls, pros and cons– as they do anywhere else, of course! There s no ideal time, in short, and deciding when to book is a highly personal decision that will depend on a number of factors.





    18/08/2017

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    Compare – Buy Cable and Satellite TV Offers #compare,buy,cable,satellite,tv,television,directv,dish #network,comcast,time #warner,best


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    Compare Cable Satellite TV Providers

    Cable and satellite TV services can have different offers when it comes to channels, price, and service quality. And as a customer you may be very happy with one and very unhappy with the other. You should research both types of TV companies thoroughly before choosing cable over satellite (or vice versa).

    With our comparison chart below, you can start to see the difference between cable and satellite TV providers, and how those differences will determine the price you pay.

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    Bundles

    Bundles that include television service are offered by cable and phone companies. Since fiber-optic is only available in limited areas, the phone companies usually also offer a bundle where the TV component is delivered by a partner satellite TV company. In any case, bundling TV with some combination of home phone and Internet can yield monthly savings. Click below to see and compare bundle offers.

    *Terms and conditions apply. See site for full details.

    Cable TV vs Satellite TV

    Because of the differences in technology, cable and satellite TV have some different capabilities and features. However, you will probably find that a number of the basic features are similar between the services.

    What are the differences between cable TV and satellite TV? The main differences to compare between cable and satellite providers are:

    Cable Television Companies

    How Does Cable TV Work?

    Cable TV depends on a network of fiber optic and trunk cables. These cables transmit TV shows to your TV as encrypted signals. So, cable TV transmits TV shows to your home through a physical connection made up of cables, while satellite TV uses a satellite and satellite dish to transmit shows as frequencies to your home.

    Price Difference

    Because of the differences in technology, cable can in some instances be more expensive than satellite service. For example, standard service starts at $29.99/month* with Time Warner Cable. By comparison, a digital package with the DISH with more channels costs $19.99/month* for the first 12 months.

    Plan Variety

    Cable companies are also less likely to offer you a lot of customization when you are choosing a TV service. For example, with Time Warner Cable, you have the choice between the standard TV or the expanded Preferred TV plans. Satellite TV companies usually give you a selection of 4 or more plans with a variety of channels and prices.

    This means that you have access to a great level of variety and customization with satellite TV. However, both cable and satellite TV services only offer you a limited amount of control when it comes to choosing individual channels that you want to add to your plan.

    Prices for premium channels are also similar: if you wanted to add HBO to your TV plan, it would cost $15.95/month extra with Time Warner Cable, and $19/month extra with DISH.

    Cable Equipment and Technology

    To use cable TV in your house, you will need to get a receiver which you connect to an outlet in your home through a series of cables and wires. Cable companies may offer promotional discounts on equipment, so look out for sales and special deals.

    However, even with discounts, you will probably still need to pay some monthly fees for your equipment. For example, a cable box with Time Warner Cable costs $10.25/month with each additional receiver costing $11.75/month. Time Warner includes installation to two TVs with additional outlets costing $29.99 each.

    Because cable TV relies on a physical connection of cables and wires, cable TV is much more durable than satellite TV in bad weather. It is fairly easy for a satellite to get knocked over or moved around in heavy wind and bad weather. Durable cables, on the other hand, are pretty resistant to bad weather.

    Cable TV is fairly easy to install, but it can also be time-consuming. Cable companies will send someone to install the system of cables and cable boxes for you. However, these appointments can eat up a lot of time and cost extra. Cable companies generally don’t give a specific price quote for their installation services, but installation service can often run as high as $200 depending on the provider.

    And you may end up spending all day on your installation appointment. When you make an installation appointment with a company, you pick a day and a range of times. The technician will arrive sometime in that range of hours. This means that you will need to be home during any given 4 or 5 hour period.

    Some companies like XFINITY from Comcast give you the option to choose a self installation kit. Depending on your technical skills, this may save you time and money. So, if you think you can handle setting up the system on your own, you can avoid paying as much for an installation service from the company, and you can install the system on your own time whenever it is convenient for you.

    It can also be difficult to get cable service in certain locations, especially in remote or mountainous locations. If your house isn’t very close to the nearest cable broadcast station, you could be out luck.

    Satellite TV Providers

    How Does Satellite TV Work?

    When a satellite TV company wants to broadcast a TV show, the satellite company sends the show as encrypted data from their broadcast center to their satellite. The satellite then transmits the encrypted data to your satellite dish, and the dish in turn transmits the data to the receiver on your TV set.

    Price of Satellite TV

    As we said before, technological differences between cable and satellite TV service providers result in different prices. Satellite TV companies usually offer lower prices on comparable plans.

    However, you should note that plans can get pretty expensive with satellite TV. Because satellite companies offer plans with more channels and features, prices can get very high. For example, the Premier Plan with DIRECTV costs $92.99/month for 285+ channels.

    Plan Variety

    Lots of people choose satellite TV because you can choose from a wider variety of shows and options than you can with cable TV. Again, plans with a lot of channels, features, and variety are more likely to be expensive. However, there are some cases in which you might really want a specific channel that a cable provider won’t have. For example, if you are from New York but you live in California, it might be easier to get Giants games with a satellite TV service than with a cable service.

    Satellite TV Equipment and Technology

    This technology eliminates some of the problems associated with cable TV. For example, because satellite TV doesn’t depend on physical cable connections, satellite service is available to a much wider range of customers. This means that satellite TV is available in most parts of the US, basically to anyone with a satellite dish, so some of the people in remote areas who can’t get cable TV can get satellite TV without issue.

    Initial installation may be more expensive with satellite service than initial installation with cable TV. Satellite dishes can be costly, so if your plan doesn’t include a satellite dish and installation, you can end up paying a good deal extra for these services. However, a lot of companies will include a satellite dish and installation for no extra cost, so just be sure to read the fine print.

    However, satellite TV doesn’t always work well; your dish has to sit outside which means that satellite TV service isn’t as weatherproof as cable TV service. Heavy wind may knock over or damage your satellite dish which will ruin your TV service.

    Lots of satellite TV plans include a DVR or HD DVR which allows you to easily record shows, set parental controls, watch shows from any room, and access On Demand programs and movies. Cable companies may also offer your a free DVR when you buy a TV service plan. With both satellite and cable TV service providers, you will usually have to pay a monthly fee for the DVR even though the DVR itself is included at no extra cost. Service for a DVR costs around $10+/month with either cable or satellite service.

    A Comparison Chart of Cable TV Service Versus Satellite TV Service


    17/08/2017

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    Application Monitoring With Applications Manager, Software for Applications Monitoring #application #monitoring,


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    Application Monitoring

    Applications Manager provides in depth monitoring of web applications, be it a CRM application, banking / finance application or any business critical application. Applications Manager can also help monitor the underlying infrastructure which may consist of application servers, databases, systems, mail servers and other Java/J2EE Applications.

    Applications Manager helps ensure higher uptime by detecting and diagnosing problems of application servers and their services faster.

    The Applications Manager tool has assisted our small team of solution providers to monitor our applications independently of the multitude of other services offered within our corporate network. Setting up our monitors has been a relatively easy process, and where we got stuck we have benefited from the support provided by the local partner in South Africa (ONSoft) and your ManageEngine support team. The additional functionality offered by SLA manager will assist us to validate system availability to our internal customers.

    Tim Jobson
    Shared Solutions Support Team
    Metropolitan Life – South Africa

    Applications Manager enables high performance business service management by detecting and diagnosing problems of application servers and their services faster. Application Server monitoring includes support for the following application servers:

    JBoss is one of the most popular and fully compliant open source J2EE application server. Applications Manager helps you in monitoring performance, availability, and usage statistics for JBoss Servers. JBoss servers are monitored based on the attributes such as JVM heap Usage, Response time, etc. and the different web applications and EJBs deployed in the server.

    Tomcat, a leading servlet engine from the Apache Software Foundation is one of the most popular open source projects. Applications Manager helps you in monitoring performance, availability, and usage statistics for Tomcat Servers.

    Gather details of the Tomcat Server parameters such as JVM, Web Applications details, EJBs, Servlets, Thread Pools, database connection pools, etc.

    WebLogic Versions: 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 9.x

    Applications Manager helps in managing BEA WebLogic Servers.

    Gather insight into WebLogic server parameters such as JVM, Web Applications details, EJBs, servlets, thread pools, database connection pools, etc.

    Applications Manager helps in managing IBM WebSphere servers.

    Gather performance data of WebSphere Server parameters such as JVM, Web Applications details. EJBs, Servlets, Thread Pools, database connection pools, etc.

    Applications Manager helps in monitoring SilverStream Servers.

    Gather insight into SilverStream server parameters such as thread pools, Response times, Memory, Load details, etc.

    Applications Manager helps in managing GlassFish Application Servers.

    Gather performance data of GlassFish Server parameters such as Session details, Memory, Thread details, etc.

    Applications Manager, a tool for monitoring the performance and availability of Microsoft .NET.

    Gather insight into Microsoft .NET parameters such as memory, thread pools, locks, exceptions, connections, etc.

    Applications Manager, a tool for monitoring the performance and availability of Oracle Application Server

    Gather insight into Oracle Application Server parameters such as OPMN Process Memory Stats, EJB Stats etc.

    By monitoring your application servers, ensure that your applications are performing well and are available all the time. This includes the monitoring of EJBs, JSPs, Servlets, JTA, JNDI, JDBC, etc. Current and historical performance data can be viewed through comprehensive graphs and reports. Root cause analysis helps in drilling down to the problem areas and fixing them before they affect end users.

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    Flight Time TV #cruise #travel #agents

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    Real-Time Flight Status

    Keeping your guests informed

    CHOOSING THE BEST OPTION FOR YOUR GUESTS

    Flight Time TV believes in versatility and choice. Deciding which format will best suit your guests is simple with the help of our knowledgeable staff. FTTV is available as an interactive app or static display that can be broadcast in guest rooms or on lobby screens. Flight Time can easily integrate into any existing digital signage system, and can be customized to show the departure and / or arrival status of multiple airports.

    One of our experienced customer service representatives will guide you through a needs assessment and will provide you with a solution tailored to fit your needs.

    About Our Service

    Flight Time TV offers only the most up to date information available on arrivals, departures, delays and cancellations for every flight in the world. By utilizing information direct from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and any selected airport, you can trust that your displays will be current and accurate.

    Why display

    Give your guests the ability to quickly verify the status of their flight as they walk past your flight display. Upon noticing their flight has been cancelled, they can add another night to their stay before leaving the hotel. This service has allowed hotels to generate additional revenue and extend guest stays.

    Where to display

    Who should display

    Any location with frequent air travelers that would like to provide an additional amenity to improve guest satisfaction.





    11/08/2017

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    Time Travel Simulation Resolves “Grandfather Paradox” – Scientific American #travel #maps

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    Time Travel Simulation Resolves “Grandfather Paradox”

    Entering a closed timelike curve tomorrow means you could end up at today.

    Credit: Dmitry Schidlovsky

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    On June 28, 2009, the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking threw a party at the University of Cambridge, complete with balloons, hors d’oeuvres and iced champagne. Everyone was invited but no one showed up. Hawking had expected as much, because he only sent out invitations after his party had concluded. It was, he said, a welcome reception for future time travelers, a tongue-in-cheek experiment to reinforce his 1992 conjecture that travel into the past is effectively impossible.

    But Hawking may be on the wrong side of history. Recent experiments offer tentative support for time travel’s feasibility at least from a mathematical perspective. The study cuts to the core of our understanding of the universe, and the resolution of the possibility of time travel, far from being a topic worthy only of science fiction, would have profound implications for fundamental physics as well as for practical applications such as quantum cryptography and computing.

    Closed timelike curves

    The source of time travel speculation lies in the fact that our best physical theories seem to contain no prohibitions on traveling backward through time. The feat should be possible based on Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which describes gravity as the warping of spacetime by energy and matter. An extremely powerful gravitational field, such as that produced by a spinning black hole, could in principle profoundly warp the fabric of existence so that spacetime bends back on itself. This would create a closed timelike curve, or CTC, a loop that could be traversed to travel back in time.

    Hawking and many other physicists find CTCs abhorrent, because any macroscopic object traveling through one would inevitably create paradoxes where cause and effect break down. In a model proposed by the theorist David Deutsch in 1991, however, the paradoxes created by CTCs could be avoided at the quantum scale because of the behavior of fundamental particles, which follow only the fuzzy rules of probability rather than strict determinism. It’s intriguing that you’ve got general relativity predicting these paradoxes, but then you consider them in quantum mechanical terms and the paradoxes go away, says University of Queensland physicist Tim Ralph. It makes you wonder whether this is important in terms of formulating a theory that unifies general relativity with quantum mechanics.

    Experimenting with a curve

    Recently Ralph and his PhD student Martin Ringbauer led a team that experimentally simulated Deutsch’s model of CTCs for the very first time, testing and confirming many aspects of the two-decades-old theory. Their findings are published in Nature Communications. Much of their simulation revolved around investigating how Deutsch’s model deals with the grandfather paradox, a hypothetical scenario in which someone uses a CTC to travel back through time to murder her own grandfather, thus preventing her own later birth. (Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group.)

    Deutsch’s quantum solution to the grandfather paradox works something like this:

    Instead of a human being traversing a CTC to kill her ancestor, imagine that a fundamental particle goes back in time to flip a switch on the particle-generating machine that created it. If the particle flips the switch, the machine emits a particle the particle back into the CTC; if the switch isn’t flipped, the machine emits nothing. In this scenario there is no a priori deterministic certainty to the particle’s emission, only a distribution of probabilities. Deutsch’s insight was to postulate self-consistency in the quantum realm, to insist that any particle entering one end of a CTC must emerge at the other end with identical properties. Therefore, a particle emitted by the machine with a probability of one half would enter the CTC and come out the other end to flip the switch with a probability of one half, imbuing itself at birth with a probability of one half of going back to flip the switch. If the particle were a person, she would be born with a one-half probability of killing her grandfather, giving her grandfather a one-half probability of escaping death at her hands good enough in probabilistic terms to close the causative loop and escape the paradox. Strange though it may be, this solution is in keeping with the known laws of quantum mechanics.

    In their new simulation Ralph, Ringbauer and their colleagues studied Deutsch’s model using interactions between pairs of polarized photons within a quantum system that they argue is mathematically equivalent to a single photon traversing a CTC. We encode their polarization so that the second one acts as kind of a past incarnation of the first, Ringbauer says. So instead of sending a person through a time loop, they created a stunt double of the person and ran him through a time-loop simulator to see if the doppelganger emerging from a CTC exactly resembled the original person as he was in that moment in the past.

    By measuring the polarization states of the second photon after its interaction with the first, across multiple trials the team successfully demonstrated Deutsch’s self-consistency in action. The state we got at our output, the second photon at the simulated exit of the CTC, was the same as that of our input, the first encoded photon at the CTC entrance, Ralph says. Of course, we’re not really sending anything back in time but [the simulation] allows us to study weird evolutions normally not allowed in quantum mechanics.

    Those weird evolutions enabled by a CTC, Ringbauer notes, would have remarkable practical applications, such as breaking quantum-based cryptography through the cloning of the quantum states of fundamental particles. If you can clone quantum states, he says, you can violate the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, which comes in handy in quantum cryptography because the principle forbids simultaneously accurate measurements of certain kinds of paired variables, such as position and momentum. But if you clone that system, you can measure one quantity in the first and the other quantity in the second, allowing you to decrypt an encoded message.

    In the presence of CTCs, quantum mechanics allows one to perform very powerful information-processing tasks, much more than we believe classical or even normal quantum computers could do, says Todd Brun, a physicist at the University of Southern California who was not involved with the team’s experiment. If the Deutsch model is correct, then this experiment faithfully simulates what could be done with an actual CTC. But this experiment cannot test the Deutsch model itself; that could only be done with access to an actual CTC.

    Alternative reasoning

    Deutsch’s model isn t the only one around, however. In 2009 Seth Lloyd, a theorist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, proposed an alternative. less radical model of CTCs that resolves the grandfather paradox using quantum teleportation and a technique called post-selection, rather than Deutsch’s quantum self-consistency. With Canadian collaborators, Lloyd went on to perform successful laboratory simulations of his model in 2011. Deutsch’s theory has a weird effect of destroying correlations, Lloyd says. That is, a time traveler who emerges from a Deutschian CTC enters a universe that has nothing to do with the one she exited in the future. By contrast, post-selected CTCs preserve correlations, so that the time traveler returns to the same universe that she remembers in the past.

    This property of Lloyd’s model would make CTCs much less powerful for information processing, although still far superior to what computers could achieve in typical regions of spacetime. The classes of problems our CTCs could help solve are roughly equivalent to finding needles in haystacks, Lloyd says. But a computer in a Deutschian CTC could solve why haystacks exist in the first place.

    Lloyd, though, readily admits the speculative nature of CTCs. I have no idea which model is really right. Probably both of them are wrong, he says. Of course, he adds, the other possibility is that Hawking is correct, that CTCs simply don’t and cannot exist. Time-travel party planners should save the champagne for themselves their hoped-for future guests seem unlikely to arrive.

    By David Deutsch and Michael Lockwood





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    The Best Time and Weather to Travel to the Caribbean #search

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    The Best Time and Weather to Travel to the Caribbean

    The southeastern region of the Caribbean has the fewest hurricanes and is relatively safe for travel during hurricane season. (Photo: NA/Photos.com/Getty Images )

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    The Caribbean includes more than 5,000 islands, reefs and cays. Among the most popular are Aruba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Barbados and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The average temperatures in this climate zone fluctuate, with lows in the low 70s Fahrenheit in winter and daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 80s in summer. The best time and weather to travel to the Caribbean largely depends on the traveler’s preference for weather and travel conditions.

    Holiday and High Season

    Winter is considered the high season for tourism to the Caribbean, largely because travelers want to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Tourism booms from mid-December through mid-April. The winter weather in the Caribbean features little rainfall and has average lows in the low 70s and average highs in the mid-80s. Northern Caribbean destinations’ lows are closer to the 60s, while southern islands’ lows are in the 70s. This is the perfect time to travel if you don’t mind large crowds and paying top dollar for accommodations, but reservations should be made months in advance because so many travelers prefer this time frame.





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    Southall Travels Time Table 2015, Schedule, Routes, Fare, Bus Timings Enquiry

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    Southall Travels Bus Services

    About Southall Travels

    Southall Travels is one of the most popular international travel companies that operates bus services and other transport services across India and internationally. Established in the year 1984, Southall Travels also offers flight services to customers. Southall Travels has different branch offices located across various cities in India including Bangalore and Goa.

    Southall Travels Bus Type

    Southall Travels owns different types of buses including Volvo AC buses, Volvo AC sleeper buses, Volvo AC buses, AC sleeper buses, AC buses, non-AC sleeper buses and non-AC buses. Thus, Southall Travels offers options to its customers to choose their travel experience as per their convenience and budget.

    Southall Travels Online Booking

    Southall Travels offers bus ticket booking facility both online and offline. Travellers can either go to any Southall Travels branch office or book bus tickets online. Southall Travels has partnered with many online travel ticketing agents.

    Southall Travels

    Southall Travels operates bus services across different routes of South and West India. Some of the most popular routes of Southall Travels are Bangalore – Goa, Bangalore – Mumbai, Bangalore – Chennai, Bangalore to Delhi, Goa – Mumbai, Goa – Pune, Goa – Bangalore and Goa – Bangalore.





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    How Time Travel Works #cheapest #travel #deals

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    Introduction to How Time Travel Works

    Time is malleable.

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    From millennium-skipping Victorians to phone booth-hopping teenagers, the term time travel often summons our most fantastic visions of what it means to move through the fourth dimension. But of course you don’t need a time machine or a fancy wormhole to jaunt through the years.

    As you’ve probably noticed, we’re all constantly engaged in the act of time travel. At its most basic level, time is the rate of change in the universe — and like it or not, we are constantly undergoing change. We age, the planets move around the sun, and things fall apart.

    We measure the passage of time in seconds, minutes, hours and years, but this doesn’t mean time flows at a constant rate. Just as the water in a river rushes or slows depending on the size of the channel, time flows at different rates in different places. In other words, time is relative.

    But what causes this fluctuation along our one-way trek from the cradle to the grave? It all comes down to the relationship between time and space. Human beings frolic about in the three spatial dimensions of length, width and depth. Time joins the party as that most crucial fourth dimension. Time can’t exist without space, and space can’t exist without time. The two exist as one: the space-time continuum . Any event that occurs in the universe has to involve both space and time.

    In this article, we’ll look at the real-life, everyday methods of time travel in our universe, as well as some of the more far-fetched methods of dancing through the fourth dimension.





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    Gta Time travel finally solved? GTA V #travel #airline #tickets

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    Dominican Republic Travel – Best time to visit Dominican Republic #travel

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    Dominican Republic travel is best any time of the year, however, the majority of guests visit this Caribbean island from December until April. The main reason is the want to escape cold and desire the warm tropical breeze of the Caribbean while they lounge around on the white sandy beaches.

    Dominican Republic Travel

    The best time to visit the Dominican Republic has quite a bit to do with the activities you wish to enjoy. The Dominican Republic has close to the same temperature year round, on average the temperature in the Dominican Republic stays around 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Traveling to the Dominican Republic during the summer months will have you there from May to October, which are the warmest months of the year. Temperatures can reach as high as 87 degrees Fahrenheit with lows around 72 for the evening. Humidity does play a factor, which makes it feel hotter than it really is, therefore rigorous outdoor activities may not be perfect for everyone. Dominican Republic travel during the summer months can be quite hot for those that are not use the heat and the humidity. One thing to remember, not all taxis and public transportation has air-conditioning.

    Rain is another factor you have to consider when traveling to the Dominican Republic. May is the rainiest month but only for a short period of time during the day and then the sun shines brightly once again. These small rain showers do not hinder most guests as they quickly leave and the Caribbean sun comes out quickly once again.

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    Travel to Dominican Republic

    The best time to visit the Dominican Republic for many is during the low season if you wish to find good deals on airfare and accommodations. The low season for traveling to the Dominican Republic is the summer months. The busy time when it may be hard to find flights is during December until April.

    The prices during the high season are often quite a bit different from want you will see for the summer months, due to the high volume of visitors. In fact, you may have to make reservations at least one month in advance to even find accommodations. If you are looking for good prices then you will want to travel to the Dominican Republic during the summer months from May to October. Of course, during the high season, you will not have, as much rain and the humidity will be lower.

    Hurricane season is another factor that influences visitors. For Dominican Republic traveling plans the hurricane season is from June until the end of November. If you want the best rates hurricane season is the best time to visit the Dominican Republic.





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    It s time to make your life easier. Our goal is to provide the ag producer with farm and ranch software that will make record keeping easy while maximizing profitability.

    EasyFarm saves you time, money, and eases the hassle of farm record-keeping. All while providing in-depth reports, crop field tracking, livestock management, and many more features. Our newest feature expands your crop record-keeping abilities to an Android device with EasyFarmHand.

    EasyFarm was first created in 1993 in response to local farmers requests for a way to track records significant to farming. Now, after nearly 20 years of field use, EasyFarm has a track record that is unmatched in both price and performance. If you are ready to step up to a full featured, fully supported, easy to use management tool, give EasyFarm a try!

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    With easy input screens, powerful reports, and complete flexibility you will soon wonder how you got along without EasyFarm. You can purchase items like seed, feed, or chemicals expense them and put them on inventory in one entry.

    Whether it s crops, livestock, machinery, fuel, seed, or inventory, you can track it simply and easily in EasyFarm. The inventory module allows you to run beginning and ending balances for both dollars and quantities. Inventory is easily adjustable as you progress through the year.

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    Conti Travels Time Table 2015, Schedule, Routes, Fare, Bus Timings Enquiry

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    Conti Travels Bus Services

    About Conti Travels

    Conti Travels is one of the largest travel tour operating companies in Tamil Nadu and was established in 2010. Over the years, it has emerged as a popular bus operator in Tamil Nadu operating buses in Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Palakkad and Kollam. Conti Travels operates more than 9 buses across 5 routes every day.

    Conti Travels Bus Type

    Conti Travels possesses different types of buses including Volvo AC buses, Volvo AC sleeper buses, AC sleeper buses, AC buses, non-AC sleeper buses and non AC buses. This wide range of bus types allows users to choose their fleet as per their requirement and budget.

    Conti Travels Online Booking

    Conti Travels ticket booking is available both online and at different branch offices of Conti Travels located in primary cities. Conti Travels’ online booking system allows users to book bus tickets prior to their journey at their own convenience. Users can avail Conti Travels ticket booking online using internet banking, credit card or debit card.

    Popular routes of Conti Travels

    Conti Travels is a primary player in Tamil Nadu covering major routes of the state and neighbouring states like Karnataka and Kerala. Regular routes of Conti Travels are Bangalore – Coimbatore, Chennai – Sathyamangalam, Chennai – Puliyampatti, Chennai – Annur and Chennai – Coimbatore.





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    Yapta Alerts You to a Cheaper Airfare in Time to Rebook

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    Even After Cancellation Fees, Travelers Say They Save by Buying a New Ticket at a Lower Price

    Updated Aug. 29, 2014 1:04 p.m. ET

    Searching for a Labor Day weekend plane ticket home for my daughter, I saw an attractive $432 fare on American Airlines. I sent her the details and she responded within 90 minutes.

    Airfares bounce up and down, often frustrating and angering travelers. But can you get a better price after you buy? WSJ s Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero with the answer. Photo: Getty

    Yapta, which began tracking airfares in 2007, has turned its fare-searching technology into a corporate tool to hunt for lower fares and hotel room rates after trips are booked. It’s available to consumers at yapta.com.

    Whenever a price drops in the first 24 hours after purchase, or when it drops more than the cost of the airline’s change fee, Yapta sends you an alert and you rebook at the lower price, paying the change fee and pocketing what’s left.

    Airlines, having created so much volatility in their own pricing, are offering ways to beat the bounces, too. Last week, British Airways announced it would offer a 72-hour price hold for a flat fee of $10—useful if you see a good price but aren’t ready to commit to a nonrefundable ticket. That’s similar to United Airlines’s FareLock, where you pay $5 to $20 and lock in a price for either 72 hours or seven days.

    (Read more from The Wall Street Journal: Five Things To Know Today .)

    You could combine the two in a strategy to make sure you are getting the best price possible. Put a fare on hold and put Yapta to work. If the price drops during the hold period, you’ll get an alert and you can jump on it.

    Yapta does what consumers or travel managers could do manually: It periodically rechecks the price of a ticket. Airlines don’t embrace the idea, and their pricy penalties for changing nonrefundable tickets limits how often travelers rebook. But neither have airlines put up a fight against Yapta. After all, they are the ones bouncing prices up and down.

    When you search for an airline ticket, you usually see one price for a particular trip on specific dates. Airlines, though, actually load as many as two dozen different prices into reservation systems. A number of seats are offered at the lowest price in each class of service, and when those seats sell, reservation computers automatically display the next higher price as the best available.

    Several times a day, airline pricing analysts and their computers can change the number of seats available at each price point, and they can change the prices themselves.

    Mix in actual purchases and you get a rapidly changing pricing vortex that can anger and frustrate shoppers. One minute you see a good price; the next minute it’s a whole lot higher.

    A lot happens between the time you buy and the time you fly,” says James Filsinger, Yapta’s chief executive of the Seattle-based company.

    Yapta says its research shows some cities are a lot more volatile for airline prices than others. Tickets leaving from San Francisco were the most volatile of 15 major airports for business travel, Yapta found, and departures from New York’s LaGuardia Airport were the least volatile. San Francisco is a hub for both United Airlines and Virgin America, providing lots of pricing competition. La Guardia, with limited takeoff and landing slots, historically has lacked low-fare competition.

    Started by a former airline pricing executive, Yapta now is run by Mr. Filsinger, a former executive at the reservation technology firm Sabre Group. Yapta takes fare data published by airlines and periodically tracks the lowest price available for a trip it is monitoring. So far working only on tickets sold in the U.S. Yapta says there are savings opportunities on 11.2% of all itineraries, after airline change fees.

    Most of the chances to get money back come within the void window” of the first 24 hours after purchase. Corporate travel departments typically get a full business day.

    When there were savings to be had, the average in a Yapta study of 150,000 itineraries booked from July through December 2013 was $306 after fees on tickets above $500, and $58 after fees on tickets under $500.

    The Transportation Department requires at least a 24-hour cancellation window for tickets sold in the U.S. as long as the reservation is more than seven days before departure.

    Most airlines charge the full price up front at the time of booking, but must give a full refund if canceled within 24 hours. (They don’t advertise that fact much.) American offers a 24-hour hold on reservations, without payment, instead of a refund in the 24-hour window.

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    With corporate customers, Yapta loads its software into travel department booking systems. It doesn’t charge for the service but takes a cut of the savings, usually about 35%, Mr. Filsinger said. With consumers, use of the tracking tool is free. Companies, like consumers, can set a threshold on minimum savings before an alert is sent, to take into account change fees and other expenses. The company recently launched a similar system to check for falling hotel room prices, but so far that’s offered only to corporate travel departments and not consumers.

    The bigger the fare, the bigger the potential savings, so travel managers say they have seen their most eye-popping results on international business-class tickets.

    One Friday, Al Mazzola, director of travel services at Sykes Enterprises Inc. a Florida technology-consulting company, booked a $19,000 business-class ticket from Tampa to Shanghai and back, only to see it fall to $7,000 over the weekend. With the Yapta alert, the company grabbed the new price. I was stunned. I’ve never seen savings like that,” Mr. Mazzola said.

    Mr. Mazzola has been using Yapta for more than a year and said he has saved more than $125,000, even after Yapta’s percentage and airline change fees. He said probably 90% of the savings comes in the void period, the first full business day after purchase.

    Most of the price changes happen in the middle of the night, Mr. Mazzola says, and the new fares are usually still there when he gets to work around 7 a.m. on the East Coast.

    Travel agents can rebook via computer when an alert comes in. The traveler keeps the same seat and the same reservation code. Mr. Mazzola sends an email to company travelers saying, Congratulations, we found a lower fare for you.”

    Still, savings are too sporadic to justify booking a high-price ticket in the expectation that it will come down. The company tries always to book the lowest fare, he said.

    Similar to United’s FareLock, which Continental Airlines first offered in 2010 shortly before its merger with United, is British Airways’s 72-hour hold option. It can help you hang on to a price if it turns out to be the lowest offered. British Airways said it refunds the deposit—$10 for flights from the U.S. €10 from Europe and £10 from the United Kingdom—if the ticket purchase is made. Seats can only be held 21 days or longer before departure.

    The hold fee is offered through ba.com and includes code-sharing flights on partner airlines. A few destinations, including some in the Caribbean as well as Buenos Aires, Cairo, Lagos and some cities in India, aren’t available because of complex fluctuating tax calculations, British Airways said.

    United said FareLock fees are nonrefundable even if you buy the ticket and can be used only with United and United Express flights, not Star Alliance partners. FareLock can be used to hold frequent-flier award tickets.

    Corrections Amplifications

    An earlier version should have stated that American Airlines complies with Transportation Department rules by offering a 24-hour hold period on reservations for nonrefundable tickets, instead of a 24-hour refund window. (Aug. 29, 2014)





    02/08/2017

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    FULL-TIME Home Page #full #time #online #college


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    FULL-TIME is the easy way of managing your football leagues online. The FA is offering it free to all affiliated leagues across the country.

    FULL-TIME is the only league administration package that works in conjunction with TheFA.com, your County website and Whole Game System.

    • Create your own league website
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    FULL-TIME NEWS

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