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Leading Software Maniacs announces availability of innovative project management workshops

  • Posted on January 6, 2018 at 4:59 pm


A full-day, duo-instructor workshop called Deliver Projects on Time™ With eXtreme Project Management® is now available to be scheduled for public or private classes. Not your typical re-explanation of thePMBOK® Guide or yet another “How to Be Agile” class, we’ve combined two popular full-day workshops, “Deliver Projects On Time, Every Time!” with Doug DeCarlo Group’s “eXtreme Project Management” into an accelerated, one-day workshop.

This is the only workshop that giveas you proven Agile tools to accelerate planning and on-time delivery for any project. One day, 8 PDUs, two instructors, and a “lively” way to learn! PMI member registration fees start at $299 (early bird). For more information, point your browser to


For folks that can’t spare a full-day workshop we’ve created a new half-day Project Managers Agile Boot Camp. The instructional material has been condensed to give you what you need to understand project agility in just under four hours. You’ll learn how to distinguish the characteristics between the PMBOK® Guide, traditional waterfall, and Agile (Scrum) approaches to project management. The workshop is facilitated by Ken Whitaker, an experienced project manager, software executive, instructor, and author.

The workshop is highly interactive, lively, and impactful. Attendee registration fees for the 3.5-hour of instruction is competitive priced starting at $159.


In addition to workshops, Leading Software Maniacs provides consulting services as well as keynotes, eLearning classes, and no cost project management fun-filled videos. Please visit us at Leading Software Maniacs is a PMI Registered Education Provider.

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The Many Ways A Face And Skin Care Center Can Help You Look And Feel Better About Yourself

  • Posted on January 6, 2018 at 4:17 pm

It is no secret that as we age all the years of living we have done, from long summer days spent out in the hot sunshine, all-nighters spend cramming for exams, out with friends, up with babies or with sick children, all the stress-filled days of work, worrying over bills or how youll pay for the kids colleges, it all eventually begins to show in our faces. What may begin as a single barely discernible crease along the mid-portion of the forehead or has a slightly larger than average freckle, will in no time become a permanent fixture that becomes more and more noticeable. This is the time when you begin to think about visiting a face and skin care center.

The good news is there are many ways to take care of these problems. When you set up your initial consultation with a doctor at a face and skin care center, you can discuss, in depth, all of the problem areas you see, as well as hear out the doctor on what it is they see happening on your face and in your skin. Most likely, especially if you are in the beginning stages of the advanced aging process, there are very minimally risky procedures that can be done to slow down the signs of aging or banish them altogether.

If you have never heard the term facial rejuvenation, it is simply an umbrella term that covers various medical spa type services, including facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, photo-facials, laser hair removal, and more. These procedures performed at a face and skin care center are designed to give your skin and face a more refreshed appearance, often resulted in a more youthful look. Depending on what you and the doctor determine is the right course of action, you can look forward to decreased or absence of lines, fading or getting rid of age spots caused by sun exposure, and softer, smoother, skin that will take years off your face.

Other services you can take advantage of while youre visiting this type of center include makeup sessions. You can learn all the best tips and tricks to use makeup in such a way that your features are enhances to look their best while it still appears you have hardly no makeup on at all. Theres no reason to be at all nervous about making an appointment at a reputable face and skin care center. The doctor is there to help you, wanting to help you achieve the look you have been wishing for. After a careful examination of your face and skin, you can work with your doctor to set up the best time to have your procedures done.

Herbal Extracts Used In Energy Drinks And Their Effects

  • Posted on January 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm

The last one decade or so has witnessed a huge rise in the number of products that are marketed on the platform of being natural. Nowhere has this trend been more evident than in the energy drinks niche. Today, the number of ‘natural energy drinks’ in the market outstrips that of those which don’t bear that label. And that is interesting seeing that less than ten years ago, a natural energy drink would have been a specialty product: the sort that you have to shop far and wide to get a store stocking it.

Two factors have led to this popularity of natural energy drinks. First were the safety concerns raised a few years back, with regard to some of the ‘synthetic’ energy drinks of the time – which led to the outright banning of some brands in some countries. Most of those arose in the wake of some people making use of the drinks and ending up with health problems that were blamed on the drinks. But the greater factor informing this popularity of natural energy drinks is the fact that we happen to be living in a time when people are simply obsessed with ‘natural’ products – which are seen as being more effective and safer.

Now what tends to qualify an energy drink to be termed as being ‘natural’ is where it happens to contain herbal extracts, and ideally, where it draws its efficacy from such herbal extracts.

One of the most popular herbal extract that goes into the making quite a good number of energy drinks is the Ginko Biloba. This is an herbal product that has a well known energizing effect, and which has been used for thousands of years in the places where it grew natively by people who were in search of its energizing effect. Ginseng is another product that tends to make it into the ingredient lists of quite a huge number of energy drinks. It too, has a marked and well document energizing effect -in addition to a host of other health effects. Guarana is yet another herbal extract that you will tend to find in a good number of these energy drinks, as is taurine and increasingly, the acai berry.

Most of these herbal extracts that go into the making of energy drinks will tend to be rich in vitamin B complex, which has the effect of enhancing metabolism – leading to a real energizing effect (rather than just a feeling of ‘being energized’ on the part of the users). Even where the active ingredient is not vitamin B complex, the working mechanism still tend to be one of enhancing metabolism. Some of the herbal extracts also have a psychological effect of relieving their users of stress, which has the ultimate effect of making the users feel much more energized.

Why Beverage Tubing Is Necessary Process For Making Beverages

  • Posted on January 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Beverage tubing is a process when you are making beverages. Either you are making beverages on a big scale or on a small scale at home; you need to carbonate your beverage because without carbonating your beverage your drink will be tasteless. People like beverages which are fizzy which means that they have carbonated water in it which has bubbles and tends to splash up when shaken well.

Almost all the beverages that you drink these days are all called fizzy drinks, because they all have carbonated water in it which tastes good when drinking and if the carbon is not present in the water the drink will be flat or tasteless. People like the fiziness of drinks which also gives you a burp like feeling and it usually occurs when you drink these beverages.

Beverage drinks are so popular these days that you can even see that how many people consume such drinks on daily basis, some enjoy in their work time and leisure time, take them with their food and different things. Fizzy drinks are the most sold beverages in the world, more than the consumption of alcohol because it is consumed by small children to old people, people of all ages enjoys these carbonated beverages.

The two leading companies of carbonated beverages have tightly captured the global market and you can find their products anywhere in the world, while there are so many other companies which you might not be able to find their products everywhere.

If you want to make your own beverage at a small scale then you should know all the necessary process to make beverages. You should not forget that carbonating your beverage is the most important and necessary party of making your beverage, because without carbonating your drink it will taste flat.

When you are making home made beverage the easy process to carbonate your drink is through beverage tubing. Beverage tubing is not a hard process, while huge companies have different machines and methods of carbonating their beverages, you can start by your own small equipment which costs hardly even $10. This process for home made beverages is cheap and quite effective too. You just need to connect 2 bottles caps with a clear piece of tubing and screwing them tightly on the bottles, one bottle will contain the beverage and the other will contain vinegar and baking soda, this is used to carbonate beverages. The Co2 from the bottle containing vinegar and baking soda will then go in the beverage containing bottle, thus making your beverage carbonated. It makes air or oxygen impossible to pass through it which is a good sign as oxygen or air tends to destroy the taste of foods and beverages as the properties of oxygen are such that it can stale food and beverages quickly.

Try this process once when you start making your own beverage and see the difference.

Tuxedo Cats

  • Posted on January 6, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Tuxedo cats are beautiful felines in black and white. They are nature’s version of finesse and elegance. Certainly, tuxedos are always ready for the next party. So what makes a cat a tuxedo cat? Is it a cat breed? Is it a unique color pattern? Why are they called tuxedo cats?

The answer to the second question is that tuxedo cats do not belong to a specific cat breed. They just happen to have a very distinctive coat pattern. Indeed, tuxedo cats are bi-color cats. And to answer the third question, they are referred to as tuxedos because they seem to be wearing a tuxedo.

Tuxedo pattern

Okay, we’ve determined that tuxedos are not a cat breed. We’ve also established that their name comes from their physical appearance. But we haven’t explained what a tuxedo cat is. A cat is a tuxedo cat when:

She has solid black throughout her entire body (except for a few white patches).

The patches of white hair appear on her chin, chest, belly, and paws.

She has more black than white.

Now, this is a very important clarification: Not all black and white cats are tuxedo cats. In fact, tuxedos are just one of the several grades of bi-color cats.

There are many bi-color, black and white cats that are not tuxedos. Some of these cats, for example, may have more white than black, or be half black and half white, or have solid white throughout their bodies and just have a few small patches of black fur. These felines are not considered to be true tuxedos.

Famous tuxedo cats

Tuxedos are literary felines. They appear in Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, a poem by T.S. Eliot in which the story revolves around a tribe of black and white cats (also known as Jellicle cats). These cats are believed to be tuxedos.

Other famous tuxedos include Silvester the Cat (of Looney Toons fame), Felix the Cat (that wonderful, wonderful cat), and of course Socks, the beloved pet of former President Clinton and his family.

If you have a tuxedo cat, or know someone who does, you may find gifts that celebrate tuxedos, including artwork, calendars, plush dolls and many other items.

Claudia Escobar loves all things cats. For more on and cat gift ideas, visit her site . You are welcome to publish this article on your site provided you include this resource box.

DISH Network, Ultimate Choice for the Best Spanish Programming

  • Posted on January 6, 2018 at 11:45 am

When it comes to satellite TV viewing in the United States, DISH Network stands tall. There are more than 14 millions satisfied consumers all over the country. In terms of number of subscribers, DISH Network is second to Direct TV. But when it comes to customer satisfaction, DISH Network is at the top. Apart from English packages, this satellite TV service provider also offers wide selection of international programming to meet the need of the global viewers. For this reason, the number of subscriber is increasing rapidly in the last couple of years. For the Spanish speaking viewers it comes with array of DishLATINO Packages.

If you are in the US and looking for best of the sports, soaps, movies, music, news in Spanish language, then DishLATINO Packages could perhaps the best choice for you. There are stunning packages like DishLATINO Clsico, DishLATINO Max, DishMXICO, and DishLATINO Dos where you can watch all digital channels as well as programs in high definition mode. In this article we have given a brief idea about the DISH Network packages offered for the Spanish speaking viewers.

Comprising more than 255 channels DishLATINO Max is the best Spanish programming package for the Spanish speaking viewers in the US. The pack contains all the channels of DishLATINO Clasico and DishLATINO Dos as well as a number of other electrifying channels. By subscribing this pack, the viewers can also watch over 40 HD channels and all the local channels based on availability. With the pack, HBO and Showtime movie packages are free for 3 months. The pack is available at just $42.99 per month.

DishLATINO Dos is another popular Spanish programming pack in the US. Those, who are in search for a pack featuring both Spanish and English programming, DishLATINO Dos is the perfect solution for them. Comprising more than 210 channels this pack brings the best sports, movies, novelas, news, music and entertainment and more to your home at just $29.99 per month. The pack also includes 25 HD channels as well as HBO and Showtime movie packages free for 3 months.

If your budget is around $20 per month, then too DISH Network has packs for you. Enjoy more than 105 channels by subscribing DishLATINO Clsico at just $19.99 per month. The pack includes everything from novellas, movies, news, and music to soccer and sports, which mean you dont need to compromise your favorite programming at all. With this pack too you can watch HBO and SHOWTIME movie packages absolutely free for 3 months.

With the same price tag DISH Network offers DishMXICO pack. It brings over 55 Spanish and English channels including Univision, TeleFutura, TeleFormula, Galavision, Azteca America, etc. directly from Mexico. Besides, there are local channels as well.

An Example Of Indian Musical Instruments

  • Posted on January 6, 2018 at 9:47 am

If you have heard something about the musical instrument of India, then most probably, you are familiar with the kind of music that they have. India are most of the time have this passion when it comes to music. So it is not surprising that they have lots of instrumental instrument that they are using whenever they want to play it and have to unwind their mind with music that they would always wanted.

When you go to India, you will notice that this country is a country of diversity and is a rich of culture country. They are rich in culture in the sense that they are preserving all the things that are part of their history and their heritage. You can say that this country is a country with a traditional living but still contemporary. They are not left behind about the things that are happening in their surroundings and the things that are currently in the trend.

When it comes into their music, they have a passion into it. They are good in playing instruments that are good to hear. These instruments are divided into many categories depending on different types of classification. A significant classification is based on the mechanism used for producing sound under which instruments are divided into four basic categories. These categories are the strings, percussion, wind and brass. They are classified according to how they are being played.

One example of their musical instrument is the tabla. This instrument is a very popular percussion in India. It is consist of two drums called as the tabla and dagga. The tabla is the treble drum and is generally made of wood and the top is covered with stretched skin. The skin is wrapped around the wood frame with the help of leather strings called the wadi and the round wooden blocks called the gatta. The tuning is done with the help of a hammer which is struck to the on the gatta to tense or relax the skin. The dagga is generally made of brass or copper. The tabla is about 11 inches long while the dagga is about 10 inches long. This is a good instrument that is commonly used by the Indians.

Sugar Industry Accelerate Distribution

  • Posted on January 6, 2018 at 9:47 am

Jakarta – Chairman of the Indonesian Refined Sugar Association (AGRI), Suryo Alam, said the refined sugar industry had anticipated ban on trucks that pass through the route of this year’s Lebaran season.
According Suryo, this is done so as not to interfere with the distribution of goods to the consumer. »We have experience in previous years, so we speed up the distribution to anticipate this,” he told Tempo, Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
To anticipate that does not have to pass through an alternative pathway, advancing deliberately distribution industry since four months ago. »We are reminded producers and distributors will be crowded so that distribution is accelerated,” he said.
In addition, said Suryo, manufacturers also limit the time distribution, ie last H-7 and H +10 Lebaran holiday. »Take the items before or after that date. So, we were not at all disturbed, “he said.
Jumbo-sized freight truck more than two axles or a maximum of 16 tons will be prohibited from crossing the route of H-4 to start the first day of Eid on August 8, 2013. The Ministry of Transportation’s decision to reduce congestion flow back and forth in the lane.
“The banned starting H-4 to H +1’s truck laden building materials, paste trucks, tow trucks, container trucks, vans and all kinds of goods more than two axles,” said Head of the Department of Transportation West Java Deddy Taufik some time ago.
However, said Deddy, trucks carrying essential commodities, fuel, and transportation is still tolerable to post back and forth across the line. “But it should only be transported a car two axes. If transported by car or truck more than two axes remain banned,” said Deddy.
Department of Transportation actually suggested banning trucks passing jumbo introduced on the route of H-7. “But, finally the Ministry of Transportation decided to start at H-4. Perhaps for the sake of the stability of the economic distribution as well.”

Really Like In Healthy Nutrition With Delicious Health Snacks

  • Posted on January 6, 2018 at 9:19 am

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Does Dog Agility Seesaw Designs Affect the Performance of Dogs on the Obstacle

  • Posted on January 6, 2018 at 9:17 am

Dog agility seesaw is one of the most challenging obstacles to train to any breed of dog. The behavior of the dog in the movement of the see-saw does not normally happen but are learned. Whether for the purpose of competition or recreation, the most important skill to learn for both the trainer/handler and the dog is coordination. The team should work together quickly, efficiently and safely. The speed, accuracy and preference for obstacles of dogs vary throughout the course. This is the reason why the handler must adjust their handling techniques to support the dog in any obstacles.

Technical, physical and educational training is important. The dog must be physically fit to run and jump without stress and damage to the body. The seesaw is different from any obstacle because the performance depends on the obstacle equipment itself. The construction and the design of the seesaw greatly affect its movement or motion. To ensure the consistency of the performance of the equipment, organizations for dog agility have set standard plank dimensions and height of the pivot. However, there is still no response about the load. Seesaw solutions have been designed with the performance characteristics. The materials are carefully chosen for the specific design.

Experts evaluated the effects of designs to the performance of the dogs. The purpose was to determine how the designs reacted to different kinds of load applied. They wanted to know how the different loads and the application affects the response of the dog agility seesaw. They also wanted to determine the response of the abrupt cessation of the rotation of the plank. There are three series of test performed. Sandbag is are place with different weights on the arm of the seesaw and are released to measure the time from the starting position to the impact on the floor. Again, another test is performed to determine the stiffness of the boards used, and the final test is to evaluate the bending capacity of the board.

It is a must for agility organization for dogs to establish a set of standards on the specification of the seesaw stiffness and the load conditions. This set of standards will allow a dog to anticipate its performance on the obstacle. They should ensure the seesaw obstacle performance is similar to any size of dogs. Experts recommend the use of a blade/plate fulcrum because it avoids the frictional effects of the tube and responses to the different loads applied. Stiffer boards exhibit a fewer board whip, and hooping of the base is still a problem. It is recommended to incorporate force attenuators into the base to solve this problem.