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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 22:33:00 +0000UNICEF is now accepting applications for the New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) 8th Cohort Recruitment Campaign. The NETI Programme is an entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. It focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new talent from entry to mid-career levels to grow and to develop within the organisation. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas while contributing to delivering results for children.Interested candidates must share the United Nations values and ideals as well as be able to listen to and understand the ideas and concerns of the people UNICEF serves. Similarly, interested candidates must be able to communicate and work strategically and effectively with others to achieve results. Additionally, it is critical for candidates to be geographically mobile and willing to serve in emergency and hardship duty stations.Benefits:NETI offers the following:Training and Development opportunitiesInsight into HQ Operations and International PlacementMentoring, coaching and supportBase SalaryStaff members of the United Nations are provided with various benefits and allowances as part of the conditions of service. In addition to Base Salary, employees benefit from family friendly, work-life, and diversity policies, and UNICEF is committed to maintaining a balanced gender and geographical representation.Other Benefits and entitlements include:Annual leaveDependency allowanceMedical and dental insurancePension schemeRental subsidyEducation grantHome leaveLife insurancePaid sick leaveFamily leaveFamily VisitMaternity / Paternity adoption leaveSpecial leaveTravel allowanceEligibility:NETI participants are motivated and talented entry to mid-career level professionals who are interested in an international career with UNICEF and who have a passion for making a difference for children worldwide.The following candidates are eligible to apply to the NETI Programme:UNICEF National Professional Officers and General Service staff;UNICEF staff members holding a temporary appointment;UNICEF Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) who have completed at least 15 months of the JPO Programme;External candidates from outside UNICEF.Applicants must meet the following minimum requirementsBe proficient in English and another official language of the UN i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish; knowledge of local languages can be an assetHave completed an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent)Be willing to serve in any UNICEF office worldwide, including hardship duty stationsHave at least two years of relevant work experience for functions at the P-2 level, and at least five years of relevant work experience for functions at the P-3 level. Relevant experience should include work in developing countries and in multicultural environments.Preference will be given to candidates under 35 years of age.The NETI Programme is currently recruiting candidates for the 8th Cohort through the e-Recruitment system until thedeadline of 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 1 September 2015. Selected NETI participants are expected to start in early 2016.Apply here:http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_74609.htmlSpeak your mind out at www.mind-press.blogspot.com[...]
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Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:24:00 +0000Mickey Mikeworth believes that the way you solve a problem will decide how much wealth you will hold on to and that is why she has dedicated her life to teaching a prosperity message. She has been an active educator and speaker for 26 years and specializes in the ideas and actions surrounding prosperity. Her latest project "10 Habits of Prosperously Minded People” is in full swing with a 2012 national speaking tour that is both dynamic and empowering. Tell me about the ideas you’re sharing on prosperity: The old wealth models are dead and our economy cannot sustain the old paradigm. It is time to think and act differently. I am here to give people some new ways to look at some old tools. The first is to re-look at a very misunderstood word called Prosperity. As a definition means to multiply and regenerate and it is an action word. When people understand the value of changing the way the invest resources into the world we start to see dramatic changes. Your capital and resources should be invested into projects and people that can regenerate the investment back into the world. When you see it in action you have a very powerful outcome and we have ALL seen this in our lives. . How can the everyday person start being more prosperous? The first lesson I teach in that money only has one purpose- it buys CHOICE: it will gives everyone a choice of what they eat, how they dress, and how far they will be able to travel. Money cannot see your race, age, or gender, and it follows the same rules for everyone. Who doesn’t like more choices? The ways in which we spend money also GIVES choice. Do you really want the banks to have 25% of your choices in interest on your credit cards or would you like 25% more of your cash to make different choices with? What is the incentive for acting in these ten habits? Most people already want to achieve these habits and most people I have met are already working on them at some level. One example is defining your core values. I see people trying to pin down that set of questions all the time but they do not know how to put those values into a realistic action plan. I have been doing private consulting for 10 years and people that have these unique 10 prosperity based habits, assimilate the actions these habits create, and use the problem solving skills that prosperity minded people have will use resources more efficiently, get things done at a faster pace, and they have more personal and professional satisfaction. What made you dedicate yourself to teaching prosperity as message? I teach prosperity as an action plan not just as a message. Most people already work on many of these concepts but they are unable to put the pedal to the metal and make real headway on these concepts. I see bits and pieces of this message all over but I have never seen a list this complete before on what are the exact habits the people have taken on and how they can put those habits into defined action steps and thought processes. I was once a welfare mom struggling to make end meet and I know firsthand the inside despair that can come from being broke every day. I also came from a public health educational background and I got a firsthand look at what an impact education and information can make in the health of a family. Small actions can add up to BIG payoffs. In prosperity a small seed from a few people can grow an orchard rather quickly. I encourage people to gather their network and create planned orchards instead of just thinking of themselves as a single seed. How do people connect with you on these ideas? I am teaching on this subject constantly live and electronically and I am touring in 2012. For more about Mickey or to contact: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mickeymikeworthAbout Mickey: Mickey was presented with the honor of being voted the "Top Women in Finance" by her industry hosted [...]
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:03:00 +0000Mercury Retrograde will soon be upon us again. So here is a heads-up on what will be happening. Mercury, the planet that rules Communication will be going Retrograde from August 2 and will go direct on August 26.
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Physiotherapy is the use of physical means like light, heat, cold and exercise to cure diseases or injury. Physiotherapy is employed to help prevent, relieve or correct conditions that interfere with an individual’s physical ability to perform normal duties. Physiotherapy to an individual is administered by heath care experts called Physiotherapists. Physiotherapy is greatly beneficial in treating a number of ailments and disabilities. It is normally employed in treating heart and lung diseases and many kinds of paralysis and muscular weaknesses like strokes and multiple sclerosis. Physiotherapy plays important role in amputations, fractures and other injuries and in various orthopedic conditions. With the help of right physiotherapy, a disabled person may lead a constructive and creative life.
Many types of equipment, exercises and self-help tools are employed to help the disabled individual. Radiant heat lamps, electric heating pads, diathermy, hydrotherapy are used to apply heat which relieves pain, improves blood circulation and relaxes the sore muscles. Cold, when used immediately after an injury, reduces pain, hemorrhage, and swelling. Ultraviolet radiation attacks germs and helps in the healing of certain skin afflictions or disorders. Ultrasound is employed to treat inflammatory conditions of the joints, muscles, and nerves, and painful amputation stumps.
Physical workout helps to maintain and improve body function and posture. Physiotherapy increases muscle tone, strength, and also endurance level. Some workouts can be performed by the patient himself. For others, the patient may require the assistance of the therapist. Often mechanical devices like, parallel bars, exercise cycles, pulleys, weights and dumbbells are employed. Self-help tools like splints, braces, crutches and wheelchairs help disabled people carry on with their daily activities. Physiotherapists train people to use these aids and instill confidence in them so that they can perform their daily tasks without difficulty or embarrassment.
Men and women, who want to pursue a career in physiotherapy, may choose one of the three kinds of educational programs. The first one is a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy. The remaining two programs are for those people who already have a bachelor’s degree in some other discipline. Physiotherapy programs consist of courses in anatomy, clinical medicine, physiology, psychology, therapeutic exercises and deft use of physical and electrical devices.
Physiotherapists invariably are employed in places like, clinics, hospitals, schools for the handicapped, private offices, academic institutions, and home health establishments and nursing homes. In the United States, Physiotherapists have to be compulsorily licensed before they are allowed to practice.
Louisa Coan is writing on behave of Back in Shape, Who are a group of committed professionals whose purpose is to do whatever it takes to help their clients recover and offer Physiotherapists Chiswick and Physiotherapist Gray’s Inn Road
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:47:00 +0000In the galaxy of motoring superstars, it can be said that no star burns brighter than Ferrari – maker of many of the world’s greatest “supercars”, motor sporting giant, bearer of perhaps the most famous emblem and marquee in the motoring world. For more than almost ¾ of a century, Ferrari the automobile brand and branding has become an icon similar to that of a rock star of champion athlete. Yet long before there were Ferrari classic automobiles there was Ferrari the man. Long after his demise the legend of Enzo Ferrari still burns as brightly and vividly as ever –sentimentality, unshakable stubbornness yet focused tenacity and yet not the least a measure of mystery and almost intrigues. It is more than clear with the beauty of hindsight that Enzo Ferrari was not born to have an ordinary life time. From the beginning his story was spiced with drama – even in the very story of his birth. He was actually born February 18, 1898 in Modena in northern Italy. In the midst of a heavy winter blizzard Enzo’s father could not immediately reach the local registers office to record the new birth. Thus the infant’s arrival was not formally registered until two days later. Even after February 20, 1898 was listed as Enzo Asnekmo Ferrari’s official birthplace. Enzo Ferrari came to relish the ultimate individualist. Anyone and everyone who came into contact with this ambitious young man detected both by his manner, demeanor and attitude to life and issues that this was both an ambitious, focused and dedicated young man indeed. As Ferrari, the auto maker and motor sporting giant, this man’s reputation grew almost to rival that of the aristocracy itself. Yet his family background was relatively low key, comfortable but not of the privileged upper classes. Ferrari was lucky to some degree that his families were able to both support and groom his coming trade. His father being wealthy enough to be one of the first people in Modena to own an actual automobile, when such things were rare in rural Italy. The father added a motor repair works in his metalworking business and while working and helping in these workshops Enzo acquired some very basic skills and skill sets. While still reluctant to study engineering at school, he was obviously fascinated by the automobile. By the time he was 13 he was learning to drive. In September 1908, when he was ten years old, his father had taken him to nearby Bologna, where they lucky enough to view Felice Nazzaro’s Fiat winning the Coppa Florio road race. This laid the very vision and working foundation to grow and thrive on in young Enzo Ferrari’s brain. From then on it was clear and indelibly imprinted in his brain cells that motor sport and sporting would play the greatest part in his future life and endeavors.Mike B. LanciaAutoworld Mazda - Edmonton Alberta Mazda3 Camrose Used Truck Dealers Speak your mind out at www.mind-press.blogspot.com[...]
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:54:00 +0000A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard.
Sat, 02 Jul 2011 15:40:00 +0000Aruba is a magical island with blue skies and sparkling beaches. Aruba resorts are complemented by the natural beauty of turquoise Caribbean waters, pristine beaches and stunning panoramas. Aruba is also an island bursting with religious and spiritual experiences. Although most residents are Catholic, the island is filled with many nationalities living harmoniously side by side with various religious beliefs. Tourists are welcome at all houses of worship. The picturesque Chapel of Alto Vista exudes tranquility on its dramatic setting above the sea. The chapel was the island's first Roman Catholic Church, built in 1750 and reconstructed in 1953.The small, bright yellow chapel is reached by a winding road lined with white crosses marking the stations of the cross. For local Arubans especially, it is a special place for peace and contemplation.Santa Ana is a Roman Catholic church situated in Noord, not far from the downtown Oranjestad area. When it was constructed in 1776, Santa Ana church represented the island's second most important religious meeting place (the first being Alto Vista Chapel). The church was rebuilt two times, once in 1831 and again in 1886.A final renovation to this historical site was accomplished in 1916. Today, the church is most famous for its solid oak, hand-carved altar, a work of art accomplished in classic neo-gothic design. The alter won an exhibition award in Rome in 1870, and was later given to Santa Ana Church by the Antonius church in Scheveningen, the Netherlands.During your next Aruba all inclusive vacation, make sure to check out the spiritual side of the island! Speak your mind out at www.mind-press.blogspot.com[...]
Wed, 29 Jun 2011 08:28:00 +0000This last week Mind Press caught up with Lew Marklin, former host of ADHDtv and host of thenew TV show Icon News, due out this fall 2011 on Dish Network and cable:Mind Press: Good morning Mr. Marklin, good to have this opportunity to have you on the blogLew Marklin: Good morning, thank you for having me!Mind Press: So, tell me about your new show Icon NewsLew Marklin: Well, it's a 30 minute celebrity Icon News show. Each week an Iconic figurecomes to our studio via Skype, and discusses issues that they have faced in the journey toiconic status. It's a very fast and positive show and offers viewers an insight into thecelebrities lives, cultures, passions and offers answers to help people in today's worldfind answers to overcome the challenges that our economy has put us all in.Mind Press: Now when you say cultures, what exactly do you mean?Lew Marklin: Icon News does not just cover Hollywood actors and actresses. The show coversmusic, political figures, anything deemed Iconic in the grand scheme of things, but also, welike to cover figures that maybe do not get the coverage from the other outlets. Our firstepisode showcases, actor, Dominic Rains, who has two break out roles this year in TheTacquadores and JINN. Dominic happens to live and work in Hollywood, but his amazing storystarts when he was born in Tehran Iran. The two movies are amazing films that will not getmainstream credit because of their Middle Eastern roots and Muslim conotation, therefor weset out to cover the films and bring this daytime TV star from General Hospital a coming outparty as a noteworthy film star. Mind Press: Now religion, that's a tough subject to tackle, you have a strong Christianbase, how does that translate?Lew Marklin: You know, it's funny that you ask that, and this episode was a great example,because you have Dominic talking about two movies that are based in Islam, myself, the host,who is a strong Christian believer, and then Dominic talks about his own faith as a Buddhistand if that's not diverse enough for you, later in the show, we showcase Ajmal Zaheer Ahmadwho is a Hindu, born in Detroit MI. I love the diversity and believe that in this world,nothing truly changes until people come to a place where they can just sit and listen toeach other. Walls of prejudice break down and the world becomes a more informed,understanding and peaceful place, if not just a smarter place to raise our children!Mind Press: So, this show is a much different show than ADHDtv, how did this all comeabout?Lew Marklin: Yes, this is very true. ADHDtv was a very fun project. I learned so muchfrom that opportunity, but in the end, we learn and grow and mature and grow up and that wasprobably a lot of "ands." It was sort of a crazy show. News has always been in my heart,but ADHDtv was sort of the craziness and humor working its way out of my system, and mypassion for journalism eventually surfaced in Icon News. A lot of eye brows raised with thatshow because it was so edgy. It was really a man show that was billed as a late night newsspoof. We would literally laugh ourselves into hysteria at times, on set, and just had ablast, but then there were some intense times and hard knock learning that took place and Iwould do it all over again in a heart beat, but I like where I am at now.Mind Press: Where does your fascination with news come from?Lew Marklin: You know, It's sort of weird, when I was a kid, I had a brother in law thatworked network news for NBC. My dad always bragged about how great he was and how great NBCwas, so I sort of grew up fantasizing about it. He would pull out a tape recorder when Iwas 2 years old and record me talking, all the way up through elementary school, the[...]
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Is It Safe To Go To or Live in Japan?
Whether a visit to Japan has been a lifelong dream, or your company is relocating you to Japan, chances are the radiation levels and possibility of future natural disasters have been looming on your mind. How safe is Japan now, anyway? Can you visit or move there now? Will it be safe to visit in the future?
• Travel to Japan
The World Health Organization (WHO) and other United Nations associated health regulators have stated that travel to Japan is safe.
While general travel to Japan has been deemed safe at this time, it is important to note that some areas should still be avoided. Besides areas directly surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, most areas have now recovered the use of most essential services. Travel to Tokyo is acceptable, but travel to more rural areas should be approached with caution.
Be aware that many travel insurance companies are denying coverage for recently booked travel to Japan. Trips booked since the earthquake on March 11 will likely not be covered, so it is important to make sure you'll be completing travel before spending money on the trip.
Verdict: With the exception of heavily affected areas, travel to Japan is safe.
• Moving to Japan
Unless you are planning on moving to a rural area of Japan very close to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, or near the epicenter of the March 11 earthquake, moving to Japan is safe at this time. Despite media reports of increased radiation in food even as far as Tokyo, it's important to remember that the levels of radiation found in these foods were not unlike levels found naturally in other foods. Keep in mind, also, that foods that have been deemed to have unsafe levels of radiation in Japan are now restricted from distribution, so irradiated spinach or milk aren't going to accidentally hit the shelves of Japanese grocery stores.
If you are being relocated to Japan for business purposes, it is unlikely that your business would not be informed of the current conditions in the relevant area. If you feel unsure about the situation, it is best to contact the hotel or apartment manager. They will be well informed of the situation, and will be able to advise you as to whether the move would be wise at this time.
Verdict: Don't move to Fukushima or coastal areas close to the epicenter of the recent earthquake. Most other areas, aside from very rural areas heavily affected, are now safe.
My name is Christina Embree and I blog about radiation sickness.(image)
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:10:00 +0000The influence professors have on every student's college is obvious. So since everyone can admit that professors are vital in the learning process, let's take a few minutes to realize just how little they are utilized. There are so many ways to get to know your professors better, and you need to take advantage of them. These relationships will have a trickle-down effect that can put you steps ahead of other students and potentially in the work force. Go to office hours. Your professors will likely never know who you are until you introduce yourself. The simple fact of a teacher knowing who you are can have a huge impact on your grade and education. The best time to get to know a teacher is during their office hours. Find any reason to go to office hours, even if you have to pretend to ask for help on a topic you mastered long ago. During this time the professor is usually alone, so the one-on-one time will give you a great opportunity to make a good impression on your teacher. The next time the professor looks over the class roll, your name will automatically stick out and you will gain an immediate advantage. Become a teaching assistant. This might be the most beneficial thing you can possibly do during your college career. The fact that a teacher trusts you and thinks highly enough of you to give you partial responsibility of his or her class will impress future employers and colleagues. You will develop a close relationship with the professor as you experience what it's like to be on the other side of the teacher-student relationship. As you help teach the course, you will gain a level of mastery in the class that few students do. Another added benefit is that most T.A. jobs pay decent money. The main goal is to cultivate a relationship with the professor that will be a valuable network down the road. Do research with a professor. If you have a particular passion for a certain subject, find a position doing research for a professor. You will have the opportunity to work closely as an assistant on the professor's personal projects. This provides excellent exposure to the field in which the teacher specializes. You will receive exclusive advice and instruction from the professor that other students don't get. As with being a teaching assistant, you will form a stronger relationship with the professor and prove yourself to be a quality student with a desire to learn. You will experience a lot of academic growth as you strive to become better acquainted with your professors. When the time comes to apply to that ultra-competitive graduate program or your first job, your relationships with your professors will come in handy. A solid letter of recommendation can be the deciding factor in these kinds of situations. You will be glad you went the extra mile to put yourself out there, and the opportunities will keep coming. Chris Faires is a writer for MyCollegesandCareers.com. My Colleges and Careers helps people determine if an online education is right for them and helps them understand which online courses and online schools they can choose from to reach their goals.Speak your mind out at www.mind-press.blogspot.com[...]
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:09:00 +0000Why learning another language is worth your time. Improved cognitive ability — Learning another language challenges your intellect, requiring you to think of things in new ways. Perhaps the best way to keep you mind healthy is to keep it active and exercise it in new and exciting ways. Learning another language not only requires you to think extensively about the words you use, but how to form the correct sounds in your mouth. Greater understanding of English — If you are looking to increase your understanding of the grammar and structure of English, perhaps the best way is to leave it behind and learn another language. It didn’t matter how many times English teachers in high school tried to teach me about prepositions, gerunds, and adverbial clauses, I never quite got it. Learning another language requires you to dissect your language, twisting the phrases around until the sentence structure is correct. Being able to understand a foreign language — Perhaps the best advantage of being able to speak a foreign language is obvious. Walking out into the street, you can understand so much more of what is going on around you. I loved returning from Peru (where I learned Spanish) and watching Toy Story 3. I was able to understand every word when Buzz Lightyear was accidentally got set to the “Spanish mode.” I can also pick up bits of Portuguese and Italian if I listen closely. Increased cultural sensitivity — It is difficult to immerse yourself in the language of another without learning to love the people that speak it. Being able to read Don Quixote in the original Spanish gives you a completely different experience. Speaking another language helps you to more completely immerse yourself in another culture. Better employment options — According to Forbes.com, bilingual employees earn 1.7% - 4% more than their counterparts. With the globalization of business, the world has become much smaller. The demand for bilingual employees is destined to continue growing. Independence while abroad — Next time you go out galavanting on a global trip to Asia, it wouldn’t hurt knowing a little Japanese. Being able to communicate directly with others will eliminate the need for a translator. This not only cuts the cost significantly, but will grant you a more intimate experience immersing yourself in the culture. Helps you to have a keener ear — Learning another language demands that you listen keenly and distinguish between different words. Reproducing those sounds requires you to listen attentively to the sounds you, yourself are making. Graduate school — Though your GPA and test scores are important for getting into graduate school, many look at other qualifications as well. Speaking a second language distinguishes you from the crowd and shows your persistence. The study skills you pick up while becoming bilingual will also help you take on the increased workload of graduate school. To forge relationships with other people — Although people all over the world are learning English, it is a great show of respect to take the time to learn another language. Speaking the language with a native speaker is an excellent way to put them at ease and form friendships. You can have secret conversations — Although this doesn’t necessarily top the list, I remember one time when my sister and I talked about what we were going to get my dad for Father’s Day right in front of him. This benefit can easily be turned negatively but it has often served as discreet way of communicating. T[...]
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:42:00 +0000Natural Solutions for Radiation Exposure and Protection Radiation encourages the circulation of free radicals in the human body, which can result in DNA damage, cancer, and other health conditions. Currently, everyone on earth is exposed to some level of radioactive energy and it is essential that individuals take steps to counter this bombardment and to reduce the amount of exposure wherever possible. Natural Ways Lower Radiation Levels There are simple remedies that can be used to decrease the body's load of radiation from which almost anyone can benefit. Those who have concerns regarding their level of radiation exposure may wish to consider the following: Introducing more chlorophyll-rich foods into one's daily diet is an excellent way for individuals to reduce their radiation levels. Chlorophyll rich foods include spirulina, blue-green algae, kelp and seaweed. Such herbs and plants contain iodine and a wide variety of rich minerals that prevent radiation from harming the thyroid gland. Eating antioxidant-rich foods such as sweet potatoes, yams, blueberries, blackberries, and cherries is also a tasty way to lower the body's radiation levels. Antioxidant vitamins such as D, E, and C also help to combat free radical damage from radiation or other sources. Natural Remedies for Radiation Exposure Although chemicals and drugs are sometimes used to counteract the effects of radiation, there is also a vast array of natural remedies that can assist in preventing radiation damage, as well as help to reduce radiation levels in exposed persons. Naringin A bioflavonoid found primarily in citrus fruits such as lemons and grapefruit, Naringin is an aggressive scavenger of free radicals, therefore it may also significantly reduce damage caused by radiation. In addition, citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, which is also an antioxidant. Melatonin A sleep remedy used for insomnia for hundreds of years, melatonin has been proven to reduce oxidative organ damage and injury. Research suggests that there are many benefits associated with the used of melatonin in combination with other therapies for cancer patients. According to the Journal of Pineal Research, melatonin was also shown to protect against damage caused by ionizing radiation in laboratory rats. Melatonin can be purchased at health food or vitamin stores and the recommended daily dose is 1-3 mg. However, as this supplement is a remedy for insomnia, it is not advisable for one to use melatonin when he or she needs to remain alert. Iodine Iodine offers a high level of protection against radiation-based free radicals and the damage they cause. The current therapeutic dosing recommendations depend one's age, weight, and level of exposure; however, general guidelines are 130 mcg for adults and adolescents and 65 mcg for children 3-12 years of age. 16 mcg of iodine is the recommended dose for babies up to 3 years of age. When used in conjunction with a potassium supplement, iodine protects the thyroid gland for up to thirty days, but this protection will only last for 24 hours in absence of the potassium supplement. In addition, if exposure has already occurred, iodine is capable of removing radiation lodged in a person's thyroid gland. Tetracycline Tetracycline, a frequently prescribed antibiotic, helps to protect human neurons against the damaging effects of radiation-induced apoptosis. The results of many scientific studies suggest that certain derivatives of tetracycline such as cephalosporin, ceftriaxone, minocycline, an[...]
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:41:00 +0000History has shown us that once a new product, machine or gadget is introduced and accepted into the market, others start playing with it, modifying it and many times improving the original. The automobile is no exception, after the Model T and all its variations were accepted by the public many other geniuses started to make changes and invent new things to add on to it.The cars we drive today are nothing like the original models, they have evolved through almost one hundred years of history. During this time many people made contributions, some small some large but they all put in a grain of sand to create the cars we ride today. Car history is not only about speed and power; it is about comfort and accessories. Since boys will always be boys the first changes and improvements were related to engines, suspension and gears.If you go back in time and look at automobile inventions of the past, it is possible to find an electric car as far back as 1834 and a hybrid in 1920. It is said that many of these inventions were hidden and kept away from the news so the internal combustion engine would develop and the great European and American car manufacturers could grow and conquer the Earth with their huge gasoline guzzling beasts.Once the internal combustion engine was king and it was established that we would use them forever, geniuses started to modify them and convert them into muscle cars or super-fast cars. In 1940, a man named Tucker adapted a helicopter turbine to a car and raced it on the flats in Death Valley, yet even before that a car with 1250 horse power that reached the amazing speed of 270 miles per hour was built, ordinary people with great minds and even greater dreams accomplished these feats.Most of us only dream of driving at those speeds and probably would not do it if we had the chance to. Speed and power are not the only great innovations and inventions affecting cars, there are others that we do use and appreciate every day. Power steering makes our life much easier and so do air conditioning during the summer and heat during the winter. These may seem simple things compared to turbo engines and cars racing at 300 miles per hour, but they sure make our life easier.Innovation in the automobile world never stops though, there are always new things popping. The car that parks itself, the electric eye that will stop the car if it is about to run onto something while backing up; these are examples that help us drive better and safer every day. Cruise control, fog lights, winches, special off road suspensions and so many other things that we consider normal and ordinary today were one day new and innovating.Just sit back and remember the day you watched television in color for the first time. It was marvelous wasn't it? Today, forty years later it is nothing, we are watch9ing disasters and shows around the world live and in high definition, what is next? Only the dreamers, creators and innovators of the world know it.Searching online at Kanetix.ca to compare quotes is one of the best methods to find the cheapest rates for car insurance. Especially if you search online for Kanetix insurance quotes, you will be able to see which insurance provider in Canada offers the most affordable rate of insurance for your vehicle in just a matter of minutes.Speak your mind out at www.mind-press.blogspot.com[...]
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:38:00 +0000My mum didn’t learn to drive until her late thirties. Up until then she was either too scared or couldn’t see the point (she say the latter and I suspect the former), but as soon as she passed her test and my parents bought a little red Rover, she fell in love with it. In the end, I think she actually proved herself to be a better driver than my dad, she definitely had a better sense of direction, but that wasn’t the important thing. The really good thing that earning to drive did for my mum was giver her a sense of freedom. Now that she’s past her sixty fourth birthday, I think we’re both worried she’ll have to give that freedom up soon. Back in the eighties, my parents decided they didn’t want to be in the centre of town anymore and they decided to move out to the suburbs. And while they knew they’d make the right choice, and I’m grateful that I got to grow up in a small town with plenty of grass and play parks, but I know my mum found it difficult to be somewhere out of the swing of things at first. Finally, after realising there was no way the bus service would be good enough for her to rely on, she decided to learn how to drive. Some of my favourite memories of childhood are of me sitting in the passenger seat beside her as she drove us to do the shopping or for a day out with my little bother in the back. She used to sing to us, and later along to the radio. These days, my mum is still driving (and still singing), but we’re starting to think that her days might be numbered. At the moment, she’s still very good behind the wheel and her eyesight is very decent for someone her age and to be honest, I think that left to her own devices she’d be safe on the roads for a long time to come. However, more and more often we’ve been noticing a negative attitude form other drivers. I think a lot of people assume that just because she’s past a certain age, she’ll be a menace on the road. Which is a real shame. There’s been some controversy about things like compulsory extra driving tests for pensioners in the last few years, with some people - like race car driver Stirling Moss coming out in favour of it - and other folks, such as the RAC, saying it’s not a good idea. After a bit of a ponder over it, I actually think it’d be a good idea. If everyone knew my mum had been passed as fit to still be driving, maybe they’d be more courteous to her. The only thing I think would be a problem is the cost, have you seen how much learning to drive costs?, but if that could be subsidised or lowered for pensioners, I think it could be a positive step.For the time being though I’d just like people to let my mum enjoy her last few years of driving, she’s careful on the roads and pays her car insurance just like everyone else - so let her make the most of it please! Jennifer is a part of the digital blogging team at cashzilla.co.uk who work with a growing number of finance brands. For more information about me, or to keep up to date with the latest in finance news, check out my posts at cashzilla.co.uk or visit my Twitter account, @cashzilla.Speak your mind out at www.mind-press.blogspot.com[...]
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:20:00 +0000Even if you’re not an active user, if you haven’t heard of Facebook, you must have been living under a rock for the past few years. Since its creation in 2003, Facebook has quickly become one of the world’s largest networking and social media websites in the world. A lot of times Facebook is used for pleasure, providing a fun and innovative way to use today’s technology to keep in touch with friends and loved ones. What many businesses and entrepreneurs fail to take advantage of are the advertising powers that Facebook can provide. It’s not just a social network- it’s a place where every business can branch out and reach millions of potential clients or customers.If you’re familiar with Facebook at all, you may have noticed (and even clicked on a few) of the advertisements present on your homepage and profile. Businesses of all kinds are finding that utilizing this popular social outlet to advertise their services or products can be very fruitful. But with all of these other competitors out there getting the same idea, how are you supposed to ensure that your ad gets more interest than all of the rest? The trick is in writing an awesome ad that is going to grab even the most internet- challenged user’s attention. This is also really helpful when you’re trying to generate traffic for your website or blog. Pitching the right Facebook ad can get people frequenting your blog much faster than other possible methods. But how do you write the perfect ad for your blog?Captivate your Audience AppropriatelyFacebook monitors all of its advertisements and checks them for true statements, accuracy and even grammar. If you’re using slang terms, insulting anyone or anything or WRITING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS (the equivalent of yelling at someone in person!) your ad will probably not last very long on the site, so you’ll want to make sure that your ad is honest, to the point and in proper English. Come up with a phrase that describes what it is that you do or what you’re trying to sell and make the reader want to click your advertisement to learn more. For example, “Train that dog right- the first time!” would be a great lead-in to a landmark blog page containing dog training articles and posts.Market to Key DemographicsWhen you create your Facebook ad, you’re given options regarding your target demographic and audience. Take advantage of these tools and try to reach people of whatever age, sex, religion, etc. that you think are going to find your business or product useful. For example, if your blog is about hairstyling, you probably will want to rule out middle-aged men as part of your target audience. Of course, to each their own (there might just be some middle-aged men that are passionate about hair design!)- but you’ll be more successful if you are able to predict who your general audience is and try to market mostly to them.Don’t Forget to Keep it Light and FunPeople are typically on Facebook for entertainment purposes. They want to play games, catch up with friends and family and look at things that are interest to them. If you get too serious with your blog advertisement, it might not get a lot of attention. You don’t want to act like you’re trying to educate others, but rather entertain them. So the more whimsical and creative your ad is, the more likely people will want to click- and visit your very fascinating blog!Crafting a great advertisement may t[...]
Thu, 12 May 2011 13:49:00 +0000There are many companies / brands / products whose names were derived from strange circumstances/things/happenings.GoogleThe name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named ‘Googol’, a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders- Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to ‘Google’ …thus the name.Apple ComputersIt was the favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn’t suggest a better name by 5 O’clock that evening.HotmailFounder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in ‘mail’ and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters “html” – the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective uppercasing.Yahoo!The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book ‘Gulliver’s Travels’. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human. Yahoo! Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos.MicrosoftCoined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the ‘-’ was removed later on.MercedesThis was actually the financier’s daughter’s name.AdobeThis came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.CISCOIt is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is short for San Francisco .CompaqThis name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral object.Hewlett PackardBill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.IntelBob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company ‘ Moore Noyce’but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain so they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.MotorolaFounder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company started manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio company at the time was called Victrola.ORACLELarry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a consulting project for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). The code name for the project was called Oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give answers to all questions or something such). The project was designed to help use the newly written SQL code by IBM. The project eventually was terminated but Larry and Bob decided to finish what they started and bring it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and created the RDBMS engine. Later they kept the same name for the company.SonyIt originated from the Latin word ‘sonus’ meaning sound, and ‘sonny’ a slang used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.SUNFounded by 4 Stanford University buddies, SUN is the acronym for Stanford University Network. Andreas Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla recruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture computers based on it, and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer.Speak your mind out at www.mind-press.[...]
Tue, 03 May 2011 13:19:00 +0000Osama bin Laden corpse photo is fakeImage of bloodied man picked up by British newspapers has been circulating online for two years An image purporting to show Osama bin Laden's bloody corpse, right, is a composite of two separate images, left and centre. Photograph: twitpic An image apparently showing a dead Osama bin Laden broadcast on Pakistani television and picked up by British newspaper websites is a fake. The bloodied image of a man with matted hair and a blank, half-opened eye has been circulating on the internet for the past two years. It was used on the front pages of the Mail, Times, Telegraph, Sun and Mirror websites, though swiftly removed after the fake was exposed on Twitter. It appears the fake picture was initially published by the Middle East online newspaper themedialine.org on 29 April 2009, with a warning from the editor that it was "unable to ascertain whether the photo is genuine or not". The Daily Mail was one of the newspaper websites to publish the fake picture of Osama bin Laden's body. Since then, however, the image has been claimed as genuine on a number of conspiracy forums and used to substantiate claims that the terrorist responsible for the 9/11 bombings had been killed. The image is based on a genuine photograph of Bin Laden taken in 1998 and used by the Reuters news agency. Check out this video Speak your mind out at www.mind-press.blogspot.com[...]
Sun, 01 May 2011 15:47:00 +0000The 76-year-old woman walked down the hallway of Clearview Addictions Clinic, searching for the right department. She passed signs for the “Heroin Addiction Department (HAD),” the “Smoking Addiction Department (SAD)” and the “Bingo Addiction Department (BAD).”Then she spotted the department she was looking for: “Facebook Addiction Department (FAD).”It was the busiest department in the clinic, with about three dozen people filling the waiting room, most of them staring blankly into their Blackberries and iPhones.A twenty-something man was prone on the floor, his face buried in his hands, while a curly-haired woman comforted him.“Don’t worry. It’ll be all right.”“I just don’t understand it. I thought my update was LOL-worthy, but none of my friends even clicked the ‘like’ button.”“How long has it been?”“Almost five minutes. That’s like five months in the real world.”The 76-year-old woman waited until her name was called, then followed the receptionist into the office of Alfred Zulu, Facebook Addiction Counselor.“Please have a seat, Edna,” he said with a warm smile. “And tell me how it all started.”“Well, it’s all my grandson’s fault. He sent me an invitation to join Facebook. I had never heard of Facebook before, but I thought it was something for me, because I usually have my face in a book.”“How soon were you hooked?”“Faster than you can say ‘create a profile.’ I found myself on Facebook at least eight times each day — and more times at night. Sometimes I’d wake up in the middle of the night to check it, just in case there was an update from one of my new friends in India . My husband didn’t like that. He said that friendship is a precious thing and should never be outsourced.”“What do you like most about Facebook?”“It makes me feel like I have a life. In the real world, I have only five or six friends, but on Facebook, I have 674. I’m even friends with Juan Carlos Montoya.”“Who’s he?”“I don’t know, but he’s got 4,000 friends, so he must be famous.”“Facebook has helped you make some connections, I see.”“Oh yes. I’ve even connected with some of the gals from high school — I still call them ‘gals.’ I hadn’t heard from some of them in ages, so it was exciting to look at their profiles and figure out who’s retired, who’s still working, and who’s had some work done. I love browsing their photos and reading their updates. I know where they’ve been on vacation, which movies they’ve watched, and whether they hang their toilet paper over or under. I’ve also been playing a game with some of them.”“Let me guess. Farmville?”“No, Mafia Wars. I’m a Hitman. No one messes with Edna.”“Wouldn’t you rather meet some of your friends in person?”“No, not really. It’s so much easier on Facebook. We don’t need to gussy ourselves up. We don’t need to take baths or wear perfume or use mouthwash. That’s the best thing about Facebook — you can’t smell anyone. Everyone is attractive, because everyone has picked a good profile pic. One of the gals is using a profile pic that was taken, I’m pretty certain, during the Eisenhower Administration. ““What pic are you using?”“Well, I spent five hours searching for a profile pic, but couldn’t find one I really liked. So I decided to visit the local beauty salon.”“To make yourself look prett[...]