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December 29th, 2015 by DonnaRLuce

Perhaps almost all of the year end reviews of technology companies emphasize the positive side of their developments. However, it is important that one has to be actively informed about what he should learn and what was left out in the information advertised through social media.

Apple

The year-end report from the Apple Store charts would show the public that new games and applications can still break through as there were strong sales for different family games and even for cool and fun applications like Dubsmash. The game Crossy Road also made a huge impact on the market with over tens of millions of free downloads. The top grossing charts of Apple made it clear though that when it comes to the actual spending, the old games still dominate: Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans and Game of WAR. The main new arrival was the Candy Crush Soda Saga which was considered not to be really a very bold new invention.

What is considered missing from Apple was the absence of year end lists of the 250 applications that were pulled from the App Store during the month of October as these applications tend to gather private information of people.

Facebook

The yearend review of Facebook sent out a very clear message that it is has certainly evolved to a whole new level rather than from expecting deluge of ice bucket videos as well as tell you about Ferguson protests. The review of Facebook included a list of the events in 2015 which were most talked about: refugee crises and the civil war in Syria, the attacks in Paris, the earthquakes in Nepal, Charlie Hebdo, ISIS, protests in Baltimore and issues on the equality of marriages. The events and moments showed this year affected everyone in the planet. It moved shocked as well as inspired people to take action. This is a whole new level of role that was pitched for social network as it becomes a place for activism and debate.

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October 20th, 2015 by DonnaRLuce

Two years ago, the plumbing industry in the United States was as strong as $95 billion. This was according to the industry research firm IBIS World. The plumbing industry is usually dependent on the condition of the construction industry. However, the industry will continue to flourish as long as there are sinks, pipes, toilets and heating and air conditioning equipments around. There will always be a need for plumbers. During the period of recessions where the construction of new homes and commercial buildings have slowed down, the demand for plumbers still continue since there are repairs needed in existing installations.

The industry of plumbing

The US Census Bureau lumps up together the industries heating, air conditioning and plumbing industry. According to IBIS World, the businesses within the industry totals to approximately 154,000 and there are over 715,000 employees. With the economic problems and recession faced in 2008, the industry saw a decline by about 1.3 percent on an annual basis. But years after the recession it has already picked up and resumed back to its normal annual growth rate at 2.5 percent as the remodeling activities and construction projects are pouring in.

Business trends

The industry is composed of franchises as well as independent owner operated companies. But there is not really one company that stands out and dominates the market place. This makes the market an even playing ground for these businesses. Franchises present marketing, training as well as management tools that elevate the independent plumber into another level of professionalism as a plumbing technician, complete with utility vehicles and uniforms. The result for this type of service is better visibility and great consistency in the business.

Business issues

There are certain issues that dazzles the industry among these are business continuity concerns especially those relating to taxes. There are also worker safety issues being raised as they deal occasionally with toxins. Plumbers of M & S Plumbing are assured of a safe environment when working as they follow the statutory requirements when doing field works. Other issues raised are the work site conditions which include climbing in high places like roofs and high decks as well as crawling in spaces under large structures.

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October 2nd, 2015 by DonnaRLuce

Are you the type of person who goes for the silk ribbon? Or do you prefer satin instead? Regardless of the type of ribbon you use, there is no denying the usefulness of ribbons in the daily lives of men. First and foremost, ribbons are primarily known for their decorative qualities. Because of this, they are most often used for designing or decorative purposes in home, school, or even work projects. But even though ribbons are great at enhancing the appearance of numerous items and projects, they are also known to be used in special events and occasions. They can be used to symbolize a cause such as the ribbons used for cancer awareness.

But did you know that not all ribbons are the same? Actually, there are many different types of ribbons that you can use in different applications. The first one is called a Grosgrain. This type of ribbon is one of the most common types of ribbons and is known elasticity that is made possible by the thick woven fibers. Grosgrain ribbons are inexpensive and come in a variety of colors.

Next, there is also a Jacquard loom. Ribbons of this type are often exhibited by their exquisite pattern which can be found on both side of the ribbon.

One ribbon type you are most probably familiar with is Satin. Satin ribbons are not actually satin but are mostly ‘polyester.’ These ribbons are best for gift wrapping and can be bought in a number of colors.

The Picot Edge is your all around ribbon. It can be practically used for anything from tying bows to decorating ornaments. They are characterized by the series of twisted loops found on either one or both edge of the ribbon.

The most modernized ribbon is called a Print. You can basically print any pattern you like on this ribbon. This type of ribbon is similar to the appearance of Jacquard but the prints are often found only on one side. Words can also be printed on this ribbon. Print is also another inexpensive type of ribbon.

Now the ribbons mentioned above are called the affordable ones but there are also other types of ribbons that are more expensive to buy.

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April 7th, 2015 by DonnaRLuce

Texas — March 11, 2015 — InTouch Credit Union is pleased to announce that they will be presenting a check to a nonprofit organization, Cell Phones for Soldiers, on Thursday, March 12 at exactly 9:30 a.m. The check presentation will be held at the ITCU Sterling branch which is located at 46910 Community Plaza Sterling, Virginia. The person tasked to present the check to Cell Phones for Soldiers is none other than the Regional Branch Operations Assistant Vice President, Lindsey Argo.

The latest donation drive of ITCU for the benefit of the Cell Phones for Soldiers started in October of last year and the company had kept the spirit of giving until the end of 2014. ITCU and Cell Phones for Soldiers had first begun their great relationship when ITCU celebrated their 40th anniversary. ITCU’s work on Cell Phones for Soldiers was done in order to keep up with the spirit of what the company is for: “Not for profit, not for charity, but for service.”

The preceding check donation that ITCU and all of its members donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers amounted to an outstanding $4,000 along with hundreds of cell phones and cell phone accessories. This time, they will be giving away about $2,500 on their check presentation.

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that aims to collect cell phones that were donated so that they could refurbish them as well as purchasing prepaid international cards so that the soldiers serving overseas will be able to be connected with their loved ones back at home. Generally, the funds that they had collected amounts up to 30 minutes of call time per dollar for the soldiers.

What’s remarkable about this organization is that it was founded by Robbie Bergquist back when he was 12 years old. He did it with the help of his older sister, Brittany Bergquist. Robbie, now a 22-year old graduate from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, have provided the soldiers with almost 213 million minutes of free talk time over the past decade.

The drive spearheaded by ITCU collected numerous cell phones and cell phone accessories from the credit union branches. They did not entirely collect their goal of $2,500 but they went beyond their promise and had ultimately decided to give the said amount in full.

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January 20th, 2015 by DonnaRLuce

People are always fascinated with extra ordinary sightings. One unusual sight that continues to create an enthralling effect is the Unidentified Flying Objects or the UFOs. The UFOs are a mystery that sparks interest whether you are a kid or an adult. Many sightings were already recorded around the globe. Information regarding UFO has been for several years contained and classified from viewers. However, in recent years, UFO files are made available in museums and libraries in hard copies. Only people near the area are privileged to read and gain firsthand information regarding the mysteries.

Today, as the public continually seeks for information regarding these files and accessibility has also been an issue, the UFO files are already made available on the internet.

Making the public know

The Militarytimes.com reports that Air Force UFO declassified files are now available online. This means that anyone on the planet can browse through over 100,000 pages of declassified information regarding UFOs. Fanatics of extra ordinary sightings can judge for themselves if UFOs really do exist or they are just random images made to appear like some objects.

The man who made things possible

Through the effort of a guy named John Greenewald, the online publications of these documents were made possible. It took him several decades of hard work and patience filing for Freedom of Information Act requests before his petition was finally granted. He posted on the internet declassified reports from the US Air Force’s on UFO sightings. This was taken from Project Blue Book. Extraterrestrial sighting were compiled and uploaded on a database that is available online.

Project Blue Book

The Air Force recorded 12,618 sightings from Wright-Patterson Air Force which was based in Ohio. The project was conducted in the years 1947 to 1969. 701 of the sightings continue to remain unidentified. A published report from the University of Colorado said that there were not concrete evidences that the unidentified objects were indeed extraterrestrial.

On December 17, 1969, Project Blue Book was closed.

UFO Enthusiasts

The documents published online do not really give the readers any new and unusual news regarding UFOs. Still, these documents are vital in the research and affirmation of conspiracy theories of any random extra ordinary sighting fanatic.

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January 20th, 2015 by DonnaRLuce

Ever since the computers were invented, it has become a vital part of the daily routines of mankind. In whatever sector and field of study one is involved in, computers become a necessity and is indispensable in making breakthroughs.

Today’s scientific research have also relied heavily on the power of computer. Astronomers employ the use of computers to help them in conducting tests.

The role of computers

The ingenuity of computers is that they are able to find and create patterns in seconds or minutes that would normally take the human brain tremendous amount of time to process.

Astronomers and computers

Astronomers are now making use of these machines or computers to aide them in their study of the stars, galaxy, and outer space phenomena. Through the computers identifying information regarding the basic properties of a certain star is made easy. The data fed through the system are sky survey images. Before computers took over the job, gathering this information would require sorting through of different wavelengths of light emanating from the star and analyzing the spectrum in details. With the advent of high-technology, the computers scan the images and identify patterns in the star to reveal its properties.

If researches were manually done, it would take several decades to identify the properties of billions of stars in the galaxy. But with technology today, astronomers are able to gather information in a less amount of time and at a lower cost.

Even before, computers have been employed in outer space researches. What makes this breakthrough significant and different is that this is the first time that a specific characteristic of a star is captured. Such traits include star composition and its size and are made possible through the images of that star taken over several years.

Impact of Discovery

This gives human race information regarding when a star was born, and how it evolved into the way it is at present time. Scientists can give the public detailed information regarding the history of the galaxy. By knowing the history of the stars and the galaxy, mankind is better informed of what might happen in the future and could create cautions in case something dire is impending.

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