Monday, April 29, 2013

Build Your Home workspace

Home Office Furniture, Equipment and Supplies

Here's a handy list to help you determine the tools, equipment, and supplies you'll need (Figure 7.5). The list is very comprehensive, it is likely that you do not need all the features. If your budget is a concern, you can prioritize the items and only buy what you need most to get a revenue generating business and profits immediately and then buy other items such as your furniture and filing cabinets earn.Office EquipmentDesk comfortable chairs Jobs / computer desk ( s) and work lighting Desktop Client sits overhead calculatorso fireproof safe and Pocket Whiteboard Wall bookcase meter box and the shipping label maker wastebasket Radio markersStorage photocopy paper shredder Insulated Air Conditioner Windows Recycle Bin Desktop Space heater fan outside the house courier delivery box alarm system Fire extinguisher Smoke Yellow Pages White Pages Telephone decorationsBusiness Rechargeable Flashlight directorTelephone Office and the book industry and product catalogs Reference Directory Computers and AccessoriesDesktop computer, keyboard, mouse, and monitor or UPS Printer ScannerNotebook laptop modem router Wireless Palm organizer PowerPoint projector digital camera USB flash drive and the user's computer equipment

Computer Software

Processing program or programs specifically BrandWord __________________________________________________ Accounting software contact management software database management software ___________________________________________________________________________ Website Website building software maintenance software ___________________________________________________________________________ E-commerce payment processing software inventory management software software tracking _________________________ __________________________________________________ Delivering Desktop Publishing software Multimedia software antivirus software ___________________________________________________________________________ CD storage cases fireproof lock box (disc) _________________________ Industry-specific software programs CommunicationsDedicated _________________________ Home Office phone line or internet connection dedicated line or toll-free fax line / Fax Number Cordless Phone Answering Machine / wireless telephone headset SpeakerphoneCell (perhaps with Internet features) Tape recorder Paging Telephone (services may multiline) with business features and functionsHome General Office Supplies Business card (paper) Business Cards (CD) EnvelopesPromotional item (eg, pen) Mailing labels LetterheadPostage Index card catalog CD DVD Printer Cartridge Out pen pencil box / file ErasersAccordion file labels and file folder marker tab by Pencil Pencil Sharpener Hanging file holder clips Note Pad Printer Paper Fax Paper Hole Puncher Stapler / staples / staple remover Packing Paper Scissors Cutter GlueRing rubber band fastener tapeTape Cleaning supplies

Thursday, April 25, 2013

History Channel 'Bible' Is a Miracle Marketing

It was a tense night in Sodom. God's judgment, and the rain of fire fell from heaven. The Lot, beleaguered henpecked, nephew of Abraham, whisk two mysterious Jedi-like figure to him. Immediately a group of armed men of Sodom burst through the door and demands that he give up. The One of the "Jedis" unsheathes his sword and quickly dismembers two men.The scene ends the first episode of the miniseries, the new 10-part History Channel called the Bible, which garnered 14.1 million viewers last week more than other shows on cable in 2013. 

Produced by Mark Burnett, the reality-TV pioneer known as survivors, The Apprentice and Shark Tank, and her husband, actor took an angel Roma Downey (who also played the Virgin Mary), the miniseries seems to have been conceived primarily religious audience, or at least they informed in writing. It also full of cruel enough to catch channel surfers. In that case, the series resembles 2004 Mel Gibson film, The Passion of the Christ movie called The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre blogger and grossed over $ 600 million at the box right office.Burnett not only recreated Gibson bloodshed he agree with the way the marketing of The Passion. The producers associated with religious guides distributed learning, and preview the series with the church. They courted big evangelical leader's name. The Bible discusses the church in March, Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren states, "God is going to do something really great." Choosing the popularity of the beginning of the show, lost a decent marketers feast.The series starts with a bearded Noah ark list boat during the storm screamed the story of Adam and Eve to its passengers. If the History Channel is to be believed, there is no shortage of screaming in the Bible.

 Later in the story, an obesity Herod, covered in leeches, a Jewish rebels screaming: "! I built the temple "Then he stabbed in the neck for both prisoners measure.As work of narrative, the Bible falls short. The characters as one-dimensional as described in a story Sunday school, angry. And in 10 hours, the miniseries is more of a highlight reels sacred than a coherent story. Like an endless movie trailers, are filled with tension make hurried voice-over (provided by actor Keith David), and a glimpse of points.Of main plot, the filmmakers had to do some filings, so no Job suffered at the hands of God or Jonah was swallowed by a whale. It slows down, fortunately, at normal speed once Jesus comes in Episode Five. And there are some parts of satisfying all the way. In one scene, a dying Samson (played by Game of Thrones' Nonso Anozie) shared his last moments with his mother, in the midst of the destruction of the Philistine temple. It is a rare human moment in the midst of God Rush events.The miniseries worth $ 22 million, humble compared to $ 200 million HBO (TWX) spent the war epic The Pacific 2010. And there are reports that Burnett will take the Bible in a movie. Whether or not the story benefits from a shorter running time is uncertain. Point certainly is.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

harassed Company veterans' wait 128 days for the U.S. Agency Decision

Small business declined from the

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Contract Program

wait more than four months to respond to their appeal. Lawmakers and veterans advocates' is criticized

agents in recent years, saying that it did not help a small, veteran

owned company won the job through preferential offer

Congress intended the program. While VA has accelerated processing for the first time

applicant, it takes on average 128 days for small companies

to get a final decision on their request for reconsideration,

According to government statistics released in congress

heard yesterday. Agencies have backlog "of legitimate companies trying

so certified, "Representative Mike Coffman, Colorado

Republican, said. "While the goal may be to correct VA

Location, regulatory action to put a lot of veterans

Losses "Coffman. is the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs'

Subcommittee on oversight and investigation, held

a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Small Business

contracting. The program should increase the chances of a contract

for former U.S. troops, many who served in Iraq and

Afghanistan. Without completing the verification process, the company

VA will not be able to win a job reserved for veteran-owned

business. Thousands of small businesses are denied

body because it increases effort in 2011 to prevent

not eligible companies from getting jobs under the preferential

programs offered. Millions Lost lengthy review process has resulted in millions of dollars

the lost contracts for several companies and has forced some veterans

owner of the lay-off of workers while they waited for approval, says Davy

Leghorn, a Washington-based assistant director of the American

Legion Economic Division. "In some cases, the company lost the contract is awarded,

resulting in layoffs, "testified Leghorn. "The American Legion

can not stress enough how this process can be detrimental to

Veterans and their families "VA. became faster initially approved

application of veteran-owned small business, said Tom

Leney, director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged VA

Businesses use. It took on average 46 days for a decision

February, compared with more than 130 days at some point in

2011, Leney testify. "We have overcome many challenges and

weakness, "he told lawmakers. 5000 VA Program Company has more than 5,000 veteran-owned small

business and has helped distribute more than $ 3.8 billion

contract company, Leney said. A 2010 law requires the VA to do more to ensure veterans

control of their company. Rigorous process followed by a report

fraud in the program, including cases where the veteran

"Fronting" or claiming to manage a company powered by

others. The Government Accountability Office, Congress

investigative arm, criticized the VA to develop strategies

planning efforts verification agency does not include details

purposes. "One long-term goal is to develop and maintain

The operation 'best-in-show', "GAO said in a report yesterday.

"But the VA strategic plan does not specify such operations or

provide relevant standards or metrics to determine what has

is achieved. "VA certification becomes becomes important

for large contractors and other federal agencies view it as

seal of approval for a veteran who assumed ownership of the company for

work, said Marc Goldschmitt, a consultant Reston, Virginia-based

and a veteran helping business owners with verification

process. The result is that the program snub "achieve good

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Revealed: 1962 Paper The CIA Guess That Big Deal In Big Data

Central Intelligence Agency last week published the first time, "Far-Out Some thoughts on Computer", a 1962 internal document that shows how desperate the body is to maximize the power of data for Cold War spying purposes. ". Thunder "The author, CIA analyst and self-described" computer entertainment "Orrin Clotworthy, clearly illustrated daunting undertaking data analysis and computer modeling to predict the future-what the intelligence community is now called Here, the Highlights: Predicting the masses of human behavior "with conviction" Where we left the technology [computer] processing, but the behavioral sciences 'laboratory,' where only a faint beginning has been made in the application of this technique to analyze the physical sciences. We are certainly a lot of knowledge about the causes and effects that allow us to predict human behavior with the belief that the true masses. However, there is increasing optimism among scholars that we will one day be able to predict the behavior of large groups of people with reasonable limits, considering the steps accurately and timely factors.On some signs track sales plum brandy to predict the change of regime BalkansLet thought, for example, we find very high correlation between popularity between Yugoslavia and Tito slivovitz consumption in the country: when the absorption per capita up, stock down. As long as we do not know it and he does not, we get the advantage to collect accurate data on boozing between Yugoslavia. To keep our interest see, we resort to the secret collection strategy, because once he learned it and know the reason why, he may adopt preventive measures, such as treating consumption figures. Variations of this game is endless.Call duty-Gaming Force enemyThe already been experimenting for years with a mock-up of the strategic air combat, using a computer to simulate the clash between the surprise of the intercontinental air and space force attacks and counter-attacks and defensive power source country. While ... This game is a great value as a learning tool, it is much more than that. Using a computer realistic alternative test strategy, and emerging aerospace doctrine. And time is not too far when fresh intelligence about the capabilities of potential enemies and fight sequence, was inserted into the computer as it is received, will change constantly changing design for counter-intelligence strategy.Artificial best if the importance 2000Theoretically guarantee the people this year, they should be to reduce the mathematical terms and electronics store in the most prominent memory of experiences and reactions to the situation observed varied. It is situated in the brain to undergo a range of hypothetical scenarios, they are then able to read the reactions to events likely hypothesis. Here the problem of storage alone is not conclusive. Even more significantly the task of teaching a computer to ignore some stimuli, while others respond. As you read this article you can ignore the AC noise nearby. It will be some time before machines can be taught to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant, even basic mode. However, the said in 2000, I can not bet against it.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Guns Do not Kill People, Gun Culture Is

As the gun control debate deteriorate into shouting matches and threats of rebellion, most of the world seem to have confusion, see the American gun culture and laws as sad and gun rights odd.US advocates are correct in their claim that the global evidence is not immediately appealing when it comes to the relationship between gun ownership and homicide rates. And most studies of U.S. gun laws previously shown limited impact on levels of violence. It seems that the wrong set of questions. The international evidence is clear that it takes more than guns cause crime rates are high, but the arms allows the violence, both intentional and unintentional, and a large, lightly regulated sale of weapons cause more carnage in the Americas.You not be very far in the history of Stephen Pinker on violence, the angels both our Nature, to find enough support for the idea that there are more murders than prevalence of guns. In precivilization, more than 15 percent of all deaths caused by violence, simple weapons like stone. Even today, the strongest connection to the murder rate in the world involving the overall level of economic development, inequality, and social cohesion than prevalence.Yet pistol if you confine your attention in developed countries, related to between guns and more violence. A survey of academic studies at Harvard University Lisa Hepburn and David Hemenway Forrester high-income countries with more guns have many murders. America has the highest gun ownership in the world, with nine guns for every 10 people. In the U.S. also has by far the highest rate of gun violence in the rich countries. In another study looked at 23 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Hemenway and colleagues found that the U.S. murder rate was 6.9 times higher than rates in other high-income countries , persuaded by firearm homicide rate of 19.5 times higher. In addition, unintentional gun deaths in the United States more than five times higher than in other countries. Among the 23 countries, the United States account for 80 percent of all firearm deaths, 87 percent of all children under 15 who died by firearms U.S. children. In 2005, 5,285 children were killed by American gunfire compared to 57 in Germany and not Japan a country with some of the toughest gun control in the world. In America, people who live in homes with guns are more likely to be killed. The house with a gun is 12 times more likely to have a household member or guest killed or injured by guns than by an intruder. And while gun-violence relationship is not perfect inside or rich countries, counter-example is the implication that gun-rights advocates can not. Consider Switzerland, with the second highest rate of gun ownership among OECD countries, but overall a very low rate of murder-third of the OECD average. While Swiss-gun related killings are more common elsewhere in the OECD, which still shows that almost availability of guns does not require a lot of force to any country crime.Yet understand "takes the well-regulated militia in the security of the "free state Second Amendment of the U.S., it would be Switzerland. Gun ownership is required as part of the draft. Becomes, the arms stored in the depot, so they are not immediately available. Military service requires soldiers to attend the re-population, the extensive training sessions from age 20 to 50. Switzerland is the ideal example of why the material culture and institutions for the relationship between guns and violence.Meanwhile, Mexico provides a case study of what happens when more guns, meet the weaker institutions . Four years after the U.S. assault weapons ban over in 2004, 60,000 illegal guns taken in Mexico were traced back to U.S. Luke Chicoine, an economist at the University of Notre Dame, estimates that the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban led to at least 2,684 more murders Mexico. Similarly, a study from New York University researchers found that murders rise in Mexican border city after 2004, especially those who are most involved in the narcotics trade. Spike is more dramatic in the city on the border of California, with a state-level ban on assault weapons that remain in place after the U.S. ban on apostasy. A survey of court cases reported in their paper found that 3 percent are trafficked guns come from California, Arizona vs. 29 percent and 50 percent of Texas.The Switzerland and the case of Mexico suggests that the U.S. should take the full text of The Bill of Rights slightly more seriously if you want a safe gun culture. Maybe we should allow people of the gun-but only if they serve the National Guard for 30 years.Because about the importance of the wider culture and institutions at the level of gun violence, and because a large number of weapons in circulation, it is quite plausible that law Additional consideration in Washington would have little impact on the overall U.S. force. After all, consensus that the prohibition of weapons of violence, fortunately, a small impact on reducing crime. That does not mean that more guns reduces crime evidence clearly shows otherwise. In particular, the strict rules governing the size of the magazine or sale of assault weapons can also reduce the number of victims of the mass shooting. China saw a school stabbing spree on the same day as the massacre of 22 children Newtown wounded, not killed. The mass murder trial, the type of weapon that really matter, and a few guns in circulation will lead to fewer accidents and deaths suicides.Yet most gun control laws are weak and partly to be tried in this country right now a marginal impact on the overall level of violent crime. If America really wants to reduce gun death rate seen in all developed countries, the government needs to confiscate weapons from the hands of the private sector and thus strengthen the rule of training and safety. There is no appetite in either party in the White House urge switch.The a more powerful version of the assault weapons ban, limit the size of the magazine, and improving the registration and background checks will still make sense, not just because you It reduced the mass shootings deaths in the U.S. but also because it can save lives across America. However, until the U.S. sees 13,000 annual gun deaths as a serious problem meriting restrictions on ownership of guns, not much will change.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Why So Many Companies Employee France May

Here is a curious fact about the French economy: the state was 2.4 times as many companies with 49 employees to 50. What is the difference between an employee? A lot, according to the French labor code. When a company has at least 50 employees in France, management must make three council workers, introducing revenue sharing, and submit a plan for restructuring the board if the company decided to lay off workers for economic reasons. French entrepreneurs often skirt restrictions by creating a new company rather than expanding the existing. "I can not tell you how many times when I was a minister I met the dealer to tell me about his company," Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos consulting firm 2005-2007 and Minister of Finance, said at a Paris conference on April 4. "I would ask, 'Why is the company?' He would say, 'Oh, I had some so I could continue the [employment] under 50. "We had to check our code to work" While polls show job creation and economic crisis is top issue for voters in choosing to 5 second-round to the president, not President Nicolas Sarkozy. 'S Socialist challenger Fran├žois Hollande commit to Breton concerns. The company said the biggest obstacle to getting the Code du travail 102 years, a 3200 page book of rules determine everything from the ability to fire workers job classification. Many of the rules kick in after the French Payroll company 49.Tired terrible outside delays in getting orders filled, Pierrick Haan, CEO of DuPont Medical (do not confuse chemical company DuPont (DD)), decided last year to return to the production of some wheelchairs and medical equipment in France. 150-year-old company, based in Frouard in eastern France, creating 20 jobs in the manufacture of the custom in France and the plant will stop there. Faced with stifling labor code France, Haan may send further production of the standard equipment on the so-called "Near France", Tunisia, Bulgaria, or Romania. "The cost of labor is not a major problem, stiffness," said Haan. "If you make a mistake in your recovery plan, you can not fix it." There are 2.9 million people working in France, nearly 10 percent of the workforce in the 12 years now. "Because we have 100 employees in France, we have 10 employee representatives, to whom we must set a weekly meeting, even to talk about," said Haan. "Every time a change of social security contributions, which often, we have to update the software and send our people for training human resources. We can not fire anyone without the exorbitant cost. "The code sets hurdles for any company that aims to shed jobs as an advantage. It also gives judges the power to reverse years of staff cut after they started when companies do not follow the rules. The court even considered by some criminal code violations that could send executives jail.Software maker Viveo Group, an arm of the Geneva-based Temenos Group, began to have a conversation with the workers' council in February 2010 because I wanted to cut about a third of the 180 members of staff , according to court records. Viveo offer employees a voluntary departure plan in June of that year as council drags feet on the analysis of the previous proposal, the court records. Labour council then went to court to block the cut. Won a verdict against the original plan in January 2011 on the basis that Viveo predicted 18 percent rise in sales, which means that his future does not depend on the layoffs. France's highest appeals court reviewing the decision and is expected to rule on May 3. "What hold back rent in France is the lack of legal clarity about how to cut jobs," said Deborah David, a lawyer who works on ASSOCIES JEANTET in Paris following the case. If the decision is made, Viveo is to restore workers and handed over two and a half years on the back pay, he says.When courts do not intervene, politicians often do. Then the owner of Lejaby lingerie factory in Yssingeaux won court approval in January to fire about half their 450 employees in France and shift production in Tunisia, the company found itself thrust into the center of this year's campaign. Posted by Hollande to visit the factory, Socialist lawmaker Arnaud Montebourg workers said they "symbolize the situation of the country." He promised his party is to bring back jobs lost overseas over the past decade if it wins the election. Sarkozy promised to save the plant and take credit for designing his LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton gain (MC), turning them into leather goods production.Hollande regulations make no mention of the platform, which aims to create jobs through tax incentives and government hiring, as the creation of 60,000 new posts of teachers. He said on April 25 that he chose to act against the "parade dismissal" is expected after the election: holding company to cut jobs until then to avoid political hot pictures. Labor groups say the code itself is not a problem. "If the code is complicated, because our society is complex," said Bernard Vivier, director of the Higher Institute of Labour in Paris, who studied the relationship between the union and to the company. "Cars are more complex today than they were 40 years ago. Why does not the code work "Bottom line:? With 2.9 million people out of work the worst unemployment in 12 years, France will be needed to overhaul rigid labor laws.