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Accela Releases Civic Hero App for Windows 8

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Accela, Inc., the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government agencies, announced today that its Civic Hero app is now available for Windows 8. With Civic Hero for Windows 8, Accela is providing entire communities with an innovative app that empowers citizens to report non-emergency community issues such as graffiti, potholes, or damaged public property to local government.

“We’re very excited that Civic Hero is now available on Windows 8,” said Maury Blackman, Accela President and CEO. “This opportunity provides an amazing user experiences and offers features that will delight our user base. Now more government agencies and citizens will be able to access our expanding platform of applications and will realize the true value of citizen engagement. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Microsoft to bring additional apps to market.”

By using their Windows 8 devices, citizens can simply select the type of issue they are reporting, take or add a quick photo or comment and they are done. Citizens can also review and comment on issues reported by others. Government agencies will benefit from utilizing Civic Hero in the following ways:

  • Automatic report routing to only receive service requests within your jurisdiction and areas of responsibility.
  • Tight integration with Accela Automation, allowing agencies to leverage the workflow engine to assign and track reports.
  • Prioritization of reported issues through community feedback.
  • Elimination of duplicate requests.
  • Good will from citizens when they utilize a convenient and useful app that makes communicating with government easy and efficient.

“Civic Hero for Windows 8 offers significant benefits to government agencies and citizens by enabling a fast and transparent method for reporting non-emergency issues,” said Steve Jenkins, senior director of government partners, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector. “Accela’s easy-to-use app helps cities, citizens and government employees stay engaged with their communities on their Windows 8 devices with convenient access virtually anywhere.”

The Windows 8 version of Civic Hero joins existing versions deployed on leading mobile platforms including iOS and Android. For more information on Accela’s mobile applications, including Civic Hero, visit www.accela.com/civic-apps.

About Accela

Accela, Inc. provides the leading civic engagement platform, powering thousands of services and millions of transactions daily for large and small public agencies worldwide. We connect government to people and accelerate and streamline land management, licensing, asset management and public health and safety processes. Accela’s Civic Cloud includes a complete platform, both packaged and tailored solutions and cloud-based, office, mobile and social applications to support government agency, business and citizen needs. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., with international offices in Australia and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit www.accela.com.

Dc Fertility Clinic – Eastern Holistic Arts

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Many of the fertility clinics in the Washington DC area specialize in Easter Holistic Arts. This process includes acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The clinics focus on lifestyle changes necessary to improve chances of conception. Factors such as stress, diet and exercise are included with other health issues are addressed to provide better chances to conceive. Traditional Chinese medicine is a system to include acupuncture to help cure disorders and disease of the body. This is included with the phases of treatments from the clinics.
The concepts on which the east coast fertility clinic used are the yin and yang, the 5th element theory, Zang Fu theory, Meridian theory, fundamental theory, Moxibustion and herbs, acupuncture and many more. Chinese medicine has been in use for thousands of years and is being practiced in DC fertility clinics and other medical fields.
The holistic health centers will focus on the body as well tuned machine that needs to be running in top condition to fully function. Acupuncture is the means for the right energy to be focused to flow through the body. The acupuncture points allow for blood flow and energy to combine to heal the body.
The professionals at the DC health clinics are specially trained in this ancient practice and have had significant results with these methods. This practice has also helped in other medical conditions and will assist in prevention against disease. The fertility clinic will help to heal all the body’s malfunctions to provide for a complete body. A body must be stress free, eat clean foods and exercise to keep all functions working.

To date, fertility clinics have reported higher cases of infertility in women ages 25-40, more than there have been in decades. Many believe this is due to the imbalance in our lives, chemical additives in our food and less focus on exercise. Many people who face this problem are under a great amount of stress, eat whatever they can get on the run and work longer hours with less exercise and less sleep. Our bodies are out of balance and this will cause infertility in many cases.
I have always been more on the cynical side, but after trying to get pregnant or almost a year, I was ready to try anything that would help. My husband convinced me against my better judgment to try acupuncture. But it worked! I hate to admit my husband was right, but in this case I am happy to. A fertility clinic in your area can be just what some of need to get our lives and bodies back where they should be.

The Software Billions Club Is A Scam

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 4:14 pm

That Software Billions Club is a scam. That’s what I read in some forums and blogs today when I was doing a little research. That was before I knew better. Well, I mean I did the research first and then decided to sign up and see what it was all about. These guys that post the “all hype” and “all scam” reviews – did you ever notice that they have affiliate links going to their own sites they review? That’s right, maybe they’re just giving bad reviews to convince you to buy what “they’re hyping”. Crazy isn’t it?

So, here’s the thing. I signed up for Software Billions as a member because I wanted to see how the club worked. I know that lots of people would be so skeptical that they would never signup, but that’s just not me. I figured if it was garbage, I could just cancel. Then I logged in for the first time and I was kinda shocked at all the information. You figure that you might login and there be a little good info, but good Lord- there was so much in there I couldn’t even take it all in! I’ve been a member for a few months and I still have hundreds of not thousands of things to go through.

The club gives you access to two things that are worth the membership fee alone: tools, and content. The Software Billions Club is about selling digital content online. Creating web sites and selling eBooks. Belonging to the club gives you free access to all these different ebooks that you can market in your web site. You can create as many web sites as you want to sell these, and an ebook is digital – that means that there’s no limit to how many you can sell!

The content alone would be enough for a lot of people to signup and become a member, but what sets the Software Billions Club apart from the other make money outfits online is that they actually want to see you succeed in making money – so you stay a member. That’s why they give so much support material, so many tutorials, and help videos, it’s like someone is literally looking over your back and being you online coach!

There’s one thing I failed to mention – as a member you are entitled to be in the monthly drawings for prizes. That’s right – they give away cash and prized each month to members! I’ve never heard of such a thing for a paid membership online – ever. I just thought you should know that the Software Billions Club is not a scam, and it took me actually signing up to see for myself that it was for real!

Second Hand It Hardware

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 4:03 pm

A computer is a combination of software and hardware parts, both of which are very much important to the proper running of the system. New computer hardware parts such hard-disks and RAM remain high in price because they continue to improve in capacity and speed, and if one holds onto computer equipment for a long time, then it can become obsolete. There is however a way to buy the same equipment in cheap prices, by purchasing it second-hand.
There are three main methods of purchasing used products:

-Buying directly from dealers and sale brokers: When purchasing used IT Hardware equipment from dealers and brokers, people should use common sense and should follow some basic rules. People should read the license agreement before purchasing the equipment and see whether there is a return/warranty policy. Test everything before purchasing the hardware equipment. Hardware parts such as system RAM, keyboard, mouse and monitor should be rigorously checked before purchasing the product.

-Online dealers: There are many online shopping sites available to buy second hand IT Hardware equipment. Sites like E-Bay, Amazon, OLX, etc are some of the sites where sellers advertise their used products online. If a person wants to sell his used PCs hardware parts separately, such as the hard-disk or RAM, he can do so by registering a new account with any of the above sites. He can then upload his products details and the price he is looking for. The buyers can check the product details and can communicate with the seller through online chat or messaging systems for any clarification, and if the buyer wants to buy the selected product he pays through online payment and will receive the product in the post. Online auctions have become a very popular way for sellers to sell their second hand equipment and earn money at the same time.

-Buying directly from the manufacturer: Manufacturing companies such as Sony and Dell sometimes have a second hand market where they used and refurbished IT hardware products. Mainly these are computer parts which have had some kind of problem and have had to be returned to the manufacturer under the manufacturer warranty. The problem may have been relatively superficial; such as the box being damaged, or a light scratch on the back of a monitor. The manufacturer is not legally allowed to sell the equipment as new, so they must find other ways to offload this problem equipment, sometimes at bargain prices.

Pets In The Classroom Grant Program Sets Goal Of Reaching 5 Million Children

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm

With more than 500,000 elementary and middle school students having already been given the opportunity to interact with pets on a daily basis in their classroom, the Pet Care Trust board has announced a new goal for its Pets in the Classroom Grant Program: Within the next five years, Pets in the Classroom will introduce 5 million children in 100,000 classrooms to pets and the benefits they provide.

The new goal for this teacher grant program comes after the much quicker-than-anticipated growth of the program in the last couple of years:

The Trust Board set a long-term goal of reaching 1 million kids by providing 30,000 Pets in the Classroom grants, said Pet Care Trust executive director Steve King. We have reached the half-way point to this goal far sooner than any of us thought possible. It really is a remarkable achievement thanks to the Boards foresight and the support of so many pet retailers and suppliers.

While the growth of the program began slowly, providing 3,200 grants in the 2010-2011 school year, the addition of Pets in the Classroom grants through Petsmart and Petco, along with rebate grants supported by independent pet stores, resulted in an increase to over 6,000 grants for the 2011-12 school year. Also, in the beginning of 2012, the program expanded to include 7th and 8th grade classrooms, while in previous years the grants had only been available to pre-k – 6th grade teachers. This expansion to include middle school classrooms increased the number of students impacted by the grants, making the overall average of students impacted over 50 students per classroom. Then, in preparation for the 2012-13 school year, the Trust added additional programs through Pet Supermarket and Carolina Biological Supply. The response from teachers in the first two months of this new school year has been overwhelming. More than 6,800 grants have been issued since August 1, bringing the total to 15,500 grants since the programs inception.

The Pets in the Classroom program benefits students by teaching them responsible, long-term pet care at an early age and providing the psychological and developmental benefits associated with the human-animal bond. Studies have shown that caring for pets has a positive effect on children, improving school attendance and teaching children responsibility, as well as encouraging nurturing and building self esteem. To learn more about the benefits of classroom pets as well as more about the Pets in the Classroom grant program, visit www.petsintheclassroom.org.

Facebook offers the dummy’s guide to mobile advertising

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Facebook Inc’s mobile advertising success offers a ray of hope for Internet companies trying to make money within the confines of the smartphone’s small screen.

The social network’s 75 percent surge in mobile ad revenue in a span of just three months not only doused skepticism on Wall Street and Madison Avenue about Facebook’s business prospects, some say it could serve as a how-to guide for other Web companies navigating a world where the phone and tablet have fast become the screens of choice.

Facebook’s “Newsfeed” ads, which inject marketing messages straight into a user’s content stream and are tailored for mobile devices, were the stars behind the social network’s stunning numbers on Wednesday.

“You’re going to see a lot of companies transitioning and trying to emulate this model because it’s working so well. That’s why last night was a true watershed moment,” said Ben Schachter, an analyst at Macquarie Research.

Internet company executives have long been concerned that mobile advertising is inherently less lucrative than traditional desktop PC advertising, due to the smartphone’s limited screen size and possible consumer resistance to a flood of ads on their devices.

Companies from Google Inc and Yahoo Inc to upstarts such as Snapchat are searching for the right formula to monetize mobile services. While Google has developed a mobile ad business generating an estimated $10 billion a year in revenue, it remains much smaller and less lucrative than Google’s desktop search advertising. Analysts expect Google to generate $60 billion in annual revenue this year.

That wholesale exploration of “native ads” – or marketing messages intended to blend with a users’ personal content, rather than stand out as an ad – has met with varying success.

Twitter, which pioneered the concept of the in-stream ad even before Facebook, may also be well-positioned to benefit from mobile ads. “Sponsored” messages now pop up abruptly in the middle of streams of tweets, but analysts say the frequency is much lower on Facebook newsfeeds.

More than half of the privately held company’s revenue will come from mobile ads this year, reckons Clark Fredricksen, at industry research firm eMarketer.

Some are just getting into the game. This week, LinkedIn Corp, the network for business professionals, rolled out in-stream ads on mobile and PC versions of its service. Yahoo has experimented with similar types of ads, and acquired blogging hub Tumblr for $1.1 billion in May, in part to jumpstart efforts at developing new formats.

But it’s Facebook, which a year ago had zero mobile revenue, that has most aggressively promoted its mobile advertising business to Madison Avenue – with seeming success.

“Compared to other companies, nobody has come right out and said mobile is our sole focus now,” said Angela Steele, CEO of Ansible, part of advertising holding company IPG. “Facebook put all their eggs in one basket.”

FOLLOWING SUIT

One longstanding question has been how much tolerance consumers have for ads that disrupt their stream of content. Facebook said it has steadily increased the number of ads in the news stream without noticing a drop in user satisfaction.

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that, on average, ads now account for 5 percent or one in 20 “stories” in the newsfeed. That ratio could now provide a baseline for calculating success, prompting other Web companies to raise the frequency of ads in their streams.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if other companies would look at that and follow suit,” said Ansible’s Steele.

Hussein Fazal, the CEO of AdParlor, which manages advertising campaigns on Facebook, guesses that the social network must have gradually opened the spigot, gauging user reaction and adjusting the stream all the while.

They seemed to have hit on the right formula, but it’s one that differs across platforms, he said.

“The reason Facebook can do it is, the rest of the content that’s there is so engaging that you don’t mind one out of every 20 ads,” he said. “If you have a newsfeed that’s not so engaging, and you keep seeing ads, then it doesn’t work.”

Plus, the more ads in the stream, the less users will click on them, which can dampen ad prices, he added.

Facebook’s seeming success on mobile devices contrasts with Google’s more gradual improvement in that area. The No. 1 Internet search engine has gradually managed to narrow declines in its overall ad rates from the mobile effect, but last quarter they reversed and went down again, disappointing investors.

Google has avoided news stream ads entirely in its Google+ social network. Instead, its mix of mobile search ads, video ads and innovative formats such as “click-to-call” have delivered what RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney estimates is a $10 billion annualized run rate for its mobile business, about four times as much as Facebook.

But mobile has driven down the average cost of Google ads, and some industry watchers consider the transition a long-term threat to the search giant. But other analysts say recent changes to the way it sells ads to marketers, blurring the distinction between the mobile and PC, could help bolster rates.

A Chauffeured Transportation Service Will Take You Anywhere You Want To Go In Style

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Limousines are the go-to choice for movie stars, celebrities, politicians, brides, and anyone out for a special, one-of-a-kind evening. They have been the pinnacle of luxury since 1928, when the first stretch limo was developed in Fort Smith, Arkansas. In those days, famous big bands of the era used limos to transport their musicians and equipment. Also, the 1920s saw the beginning of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Those in the movie industry fell in love with the glitz and glamor of riding in high-style, chauffeured transportation. Newsreels brought awareness of these luxury sedans to ordinary people and by the 1940s, limos were used by everyone for special occasions and events, carrying important people to important destinations in style.

Whether you need a ride to the prom, an important corporate event, a night out on the town, or even just a ride to the airport, a limo, sedan, or luxury bus will get you there in style. With chauffeur transportation, there is no need to worry about directions; your driver will take care of that for you. You will arrive at your destination in comfort, luxury and style. Never be afraid of being late for that special occasion, because having a driver guarantees punctuality. If you are of legal age and your location allows for it, you can relax and have a glass of champagne “” no need for a designated driver and you can rest assured your party will stay together.

When it comes to a chauffeur service, the company you choose should be known for their customer satisfaction and recommendations. You can easily find that information online. Their staff should be experienced drivers, who are fully insured. Their vehicles should be clean and well-maintained. Some companies will have reservation systems available twenty-four hours a day and can take you on short notice. Find out if the company you choose can work with your budget. Whether you are traveling by yourself or you have a large party, you can find chauffeured transportation to suit your needs. For the business person or couples out for a night on the town, you might want to look into luxury SUVs or Sedans. Parties up to ten (that”s five couples for prom-goers, splitting the cost) can easily rent a stretch limo for their big night. Bigger is always better when it comes to having fun, so for those nights when you have more than ten people in your party, try a bus which can seat up to thirty-six. Finally, if you find yourself in need of the ultimate in transportation for very large parties, motor coaches will fit up to fifty-six people.

Transportation with a chauffeur service will take you anywhere you want to go, and you will arrive there in style. Simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

Monitor Your CPU With A Real Tachometer

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Whether you’re a tinkerer with a custom rig, or you just aren’t sure why your computer’s fans are running, checking your CPU usage is a pretty common task. Instead of using a boring on-screen activity monitor though, you can hook up your machine to a car tachometer for constant feedback.

This hack comes courtesy of ivancreations, who created an entire PC monitoring block from real-world components. The full instructions are on his blog and needless to say, they’re pretty complicated. If you can makes heads and tails of his plans though, the results speak for themselves.

While the tachometer is my favourite part of the build, he also wired up some LED light grids to illustrate other vital system information as well. If you think you’re up to it, or just want a closer look, be sure to check out the source link.

Fine Art Photography Online Gallery- Is It Safe For Shopping

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 11:58 am

If you have ever made a direct visit to any art gallery, you can find people observing each art piece closely and slowly. But this can be possible if you have enough time to travel and visit a gallery as well as spend time in scanning each art piece over there. People who are keen to buy such art works but have time constraints can follow fine art photography online gallery where interesting art pieces are exhibited.

If you browse internet, you can find many websites where you can enjoy the feel of an art gallery. There would be a slideshow of astonishing art works moving through your monitor slowly. This experience is simply better than visiting any real art gallery. Fine art photography online gallery exhibits various forms and styles of paintings prepared by renowned artists from all over the world. In fact, you can find that there are few contemporary artists who own their virtual galleries where beautiful art works prepared by them are displayed.

While buying the painting from fine art photography online gallery, you must ensure that the art piece purchased by you comes along with its unique web address. If any online image is purchased by you, you automatically own the related web address. This ensures that the painting purchased by you is completely authentic. Every painting holds an essence of its own. Once you understand the essence of any art work, it can get easier for you to select the right painting out of several art works exhibited through fine art photography online gallery.

Online art galleries are very easy to access and there is no time limitation to go through them. You just need to click through your mouse and enjoy the beautiful art pieces exhibited through online galleries. At most of these galleries, you can avail custom support services through which you could get solutions for all your queries. Most people get anxious to buy online paintings. First concern of such people is whether they are getting original art works? Well, you can surely get an original piece of art but it is essential to refer authenticated art galleries for this purpose.

With a reputed fine art photography online gallery, you can get answers for all your queries like safer shipping, quick payment and timely delivery of art piece. There is also direct contact information available for genuine websites where you could call and get assistance for any aspect. Buying quality fine art paintings through online galleries can definitely be a safer option if you are browsing through reputed online art galleries to get desired art work!

Wear a soccer jersey and show off your team spirit and support

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 11:46 am

If you are a big fan of any sport, especially soccer, you may want to show off you team spirit and support by wearing a soccer jersey. It is funny how one day you could be walking down the street, one that you travel many many times and no one ever pays you any attention. But, walk down that same street wearing the soccer wes welker jersey of a team on game day and watch how fast heads turn and people talk to you. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. If you happen to cheer for the team that represents where you live than you are probably pretty safe. But what happens if you are visiting from somewhere else and wearing your team’s shirt on game day of the opposing team? You may hear some vulgar language if a person is truly passionate about their team. Or, you might very well get ribbed and joked at by one saying that your team is a bunch of losers. By wearing a soccer darrius heyward bey shirt, you are saying it loud and proud that you support your team and what they stand for. A true fan will wear there shirt even if the team is having an off season. You can’t be an on again off again fan. Only a true to the heart fan will represent their team even if they are having a losing streak. Some fans will search high and low and even go online to find the perfect ted hendricks jersey. For some fans, game day is made for an authentic daunte culpepper jersey and you should also have an everyday wearable jersey in your closet as well. Pick your favorite player and wear it loud and proud to show off a win or even if they have great stats. Men seem to take this very seriously and may not even let a girlfriend or wife even think about washing the jersey. Maybe it is superstition or just being neurotic who knows, but a soccer jersey can be a very valuable possession for some male fans. The soccer jersey is one of the most revered shirts that people purchase. It represents your team, no matter what sport you are into. They put them in a frame and put it on display for a special player and some will just purchase one and leave it in the closet for memory sake. Women may find that there boyfriend or husband will own more than one soccer tim brown jersey and that they will come in a variety. This is the one piece of clothing apparel that men seem to cherish more than anything hanging in the closet. So take care and be careful with the laundry ladies!

About the author: This author is very fond of fashion jerseys and he likes archie manning jersey,bobby hebert jersey and chris ivory jersey.