It is no doubt that we are living in the era of convenience. Rapid service, instant messages, food deliveries, mobile payments and purchasing of goods is easier than ever. Convenience is becoming increasingly, well, convenient and is now demanded in almost every corner of our society.
I can still remember how my grandparents tell stories of their simple village life without the conveniences of today's modern world. The villages back in the days have no stark variety in house design, since we lived in an Asian country, all houses are generally made of bamboo and the roofs are made of palm leaves. People practically did everything at home: planted their own food and raised animals for meat. Village life back in the days is so simple and quiet - free from pollution, less noise and rush as they had everything they needed to live long happy lives.
Living in today’s modern world is somewhat industrialized, full of complexities, densely populated with harsh pollution and corruption. It is very much different from the world our grandparents use to live 50 years ago. Even our knowledge of ourselves and the universe has expanded, infrastructures have become globalized and technological developments changes the way we communicate with each other. Houses nowadays are made of concrete blocks with cement render and high-class building materials. In addition, we don’t need to domesticate animals and farm for foods, there are now nearby shops and restaurants that can satisfy our hunger and cater all our essential needs.
The constant change and wonders in today’s living have left each of us with an increasingly complex world to deal with. Whatever our lifestyle choice is, whether we yearn for a simple or extravagant living, Bell Moore has the capability to meet our unique and diversified needs. The company led by Rianne Bell and Lynn Moore has long been in the industry providing convenience to their clients in the field of leasing, brokerage and consulting services. Bellmoore Group Inc review and comprehends what you aspire to achieve as it is their mission to satisfy the property needs of tenants and buyers for many years in the property operation sector.
Jos olet yrityksen omistaja ja halusi lisätä tietyn tekijän sekä työntekijöidesi että asiakkaidesi tyytyväisyyteen, työn teosten nostaminen toimistotaloosi voisi olla yksi parhaista vaihtoehdoista. Yrityksesi koon ei pitäisi olla hyvä yrityskulttuuri, koska sen pitäisi olla jokaiselle yritykselle sitä.
Jos toimisto näyttää puutteelliselta, on aika aloittaa muutos ympäristössäsi. Sinun pitäisi houkutella positiivista energiaa valituissa teoksissa. Kauniita valokuvia, värejä tai motivoivaa taidetta voisi tehdä ihmeitä antamaan hyvää tunnelmaa työntekijöille, asiakkaille tai vierailijoille. Jotkin havainnot paljastavat myös, että taiteen sisällyttäminen työpaikkoosi edistää hyviä ja myönteisiä tunteita sekä luovuuden lisääntymistä.
Devin Fitzpatrick Art Consultants ovat valmistelleet joitain viitteitä, joiden tarkoituksena on parantaa yrityksen kulttuurin parantamista taideteosten avulla. Ensimmäinen asia, jonka haluat määrittää, on tunne, jonka halusit ilmaista poimittujen teosten kanssa. Kun työntekijäsi tai vieraasi saapuu tietylle toimistotalolle, millainen tunne haluat heidät? Tunnista se ja aloita siitä. Jotta taiteilijasi tarpeet tai kiinnostuksen kohteet sopisivat sopivasti, olisi hyvä saada taidekonsultin palvelua.
Toiseksi, valitse teoksista, jotka voisivat puhua brändillesi. Esimerkiksi jos yrityksesi on klassisella ja perinteisellä polulla, on mukavaa tehdä samaa teemaa, mutta jos yrityksesi edesauttaa huippuluokan ja nykyaikaisia tuotemerkkejä, valitse samantyyppisiä taideteoksia. Tavoitteena on tehdä taideteoksia, jotka voisivat nopeasti välittää mitä yrityksesi on, kun ihminen kävelee toimistotaloon. Devin Fitzpatrick Art Consultants, kuten Devin Fitzpatrickin taidekonsulttien, tarjoama palvelu voi tarjota entistä syvällisempää ja asiantuntevaa tietoa valintojen valinnasta antamalla yrityksesi brändin keskeinen viesti asiakkaille ja toiveikas työntekijöille.
Lopuksi sinun pitäisi antaa arvoa ympäröivien ihmisten mielipiteille etenkin työntekijöillesi. Sinun tulisi lisätä mieltymyksesi taiteen konsulttisi ehdotuksiin saadaksesi enemmän hyötyä ja myönteistä tulosta. Se on työntekijää, joka aikoo nähdä taideteoksia joka päivä, joten heidän mielipiteensä ovat myös tärkeitä.
Yksi tapa tuntea heidän makunsa on suorittaa työntekijän keskuudessa kysely. Vaikka tämä ei todellakaan ole hyvä kaikille, ainakin aiotte tietää enemmistön mielipiteen. Jos esimerkiksi tulos kertoo, että monet kannattavat luonnon kohtauksia tai valokuvia, aseta se etusijalle taidekonsulttisi neuvonantajan kanssa, jos sinulla on yksi. Hakemusten tekeminen teoksesi lopulliseen päätökseen voi myös innostaa heitä entistä innostuneempaan tekemään omia työpaikkoja.
Ota yhteyttä Devin Fitzpatrick Art Consultants saadaksesi lisätietoa oikeantyyppisen kuvamateriaalin valitsemisesta toimistotalon seinissä.
Growing up with a father in the hospitality industry across the country, Devin's eyes were drawn to beautiful and inspiring interiors at an early age. Following grade school in the Boston area and high school in southern California, Devin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with honors and a Master of Arts degree in Interior Design. After moving to Seattle, she worked for a residential architect for two years and then as a Senior Designer at NB Design Group, an award-winning residential and commercial interior design firm. During this time, she lead projects for Forbes 400 clients and their estates, collaborated with architects to design and remodel high-end residences, managed downtown condo renovations and refurbishments and provided consultation for furniture, finishes and paint colors for numerous homes in the Pacific Northwest. Several of her projects received awards and are featured in publications such as Luxe, Sunset, Renovation Style and Seattle Homes and Lifestyles.
While earning her Master’s degree, Devin pursued her interest in art and the decorative arts. Her thesis “The Interrelation of Art and Space: An Investigation of Late 19th and Early 20th Century European Painting," received the Joel Polsky Achievement Award from the ASID Education Foundation and is featured in IIDA’s Knowledge Center. In 2010, Devin took a summer sabbatical and pursued further study of art at NYU and earned a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts.
Devin lives in Maple Leaf with her husband, Scot Eckley, a landscape designer and contractor. Their garden has been featured in numerous publications and is favorite stop on local garden tours. Devin and Scot share their garden and home with their young daughter and son.
GALVESTON — A deliveryman is suing Eighteen Seventy Strand Corp., which does business as the Hotel Galvez, alleging he was severely injured after stepping in a bucket of acid on the premises.
Jason Velez Roman filed a complaint on March 6 in the Galveston County District Court against Eighteen Seventy Strand Corp., alleging that the property owner failed to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and free of hazards.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was delivering goods to the defendant's property, at 2024 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston, on July 30, 2015, when he stepped on a bucket that contained acid. The bucket broke as his foot went through the bucket, the complaint said. He sustained severe injuries and damages, medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering and mental anguish. The plaintiff holds Eighteen Seventy Strand Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to correct the unreasonably dangerous condition.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million and for such further relief to which he may be entitled. He is represented by Jorge L. Gomez of the Gomez Law Firm in Houston.
Galveston County District Court Case number 17-cv-0267
Spring break is almost here and Moody Gardens is offering new attractions, experiences and discounts to provide an enjoyable daytrip or extended vacation at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas.
Find the Force
Star Wars fans will find the force is strong at Moody Gardens, as the film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” shows nightly March 11- 19 at 8 p.m. and March 20-26 at 5:10 p.m.
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
The 3D Theater is also featuring “Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters 3D.” Beetles, spiders, scorpions and ants. These are Earth’s superheroes, living right at our feet. From shooting chemical fire to lifting massive weights and showcasing impressive crushing powers, these mighty micro monsters have abilities not often seen by the human eye. Until now. The film starts March 4.
Check out both films on the world’s first 4K 3D Giant Screen 6 Primary Laser Projection System. That’s a lengthy way of saying the MG 3D movie screen is the best around with the most vibrant, clear images ever seen.
Interact with Dinosaurs
Don’t miss the Dinosaurs in Motion exhibit in the Discovery Museum. Using levers, pulleys and video game controllers, move the arms, legs, wings and heads of 14 life-size fully interactive dinosaurs made out of recycled metal. Guests can even make some of the sculptures roar while they learn how dinosaurs once roamed the earth.
The Moody Gardens Value Pass is even better this spring break with a special online discount. Visit moodygardens.org and save $5 per person on this pass with admission to the Rainforest Pyramid, SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Ropes Course and Zip Line.
Adjacent to the attractions sits the spectacular Moody Gardens Hotel. Room packages are available in addition to a listing of special kid’s crew activities taking place for spring break.
With its beautiful palm trees and gorgeous Galveston Bay views, the Moody Gardens Golf Course has earned rave reviews from TripAdvisor, GolfNow and Golf Advisor, including being named to Golf Advisor’s Best of 2016 Top 50 U.S. It is ideal for those with a passion for this sport. Whether novice or experienced, visitors will enjoy the one-of-a-kind experience at one of the top ranked public golf courses in Texas.
Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Review Singapore Hope you experience this “causeway cure” where flip-flops replace dress shoes and the scenery.
An ecovery program works best when it is implemented before an injury occurs. Why waste precious post-injury time developing a modified duty job when your injured employee could receive the rehabilitative benefits of being back to work, and you could gain from their added productivity?
Whether you need to build an ecovery Return to Wellness program from scratch or you need to re-evaluate your current program, we have the tools and resources you need. You can use our ‘off the shelf’ programs or create your own by selecting only the documents best for your organization. We also provide the option to obtain customized ecovery materials using your letterhead, logo, and branding.
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Today, living also involves dealing with pollution; especially to those people living in major cities, and because of the frequent use of cars and other modes of transportation in those places, having a smoky environment is quite normal.
If there were good effects the modern society gave to us, it also had bad effects. With constant use of combustion engines, its damaging outcomes still linger in our environment. Millions of people are prone to its harmful consequences and chances of being suffocated are high due to the fumes expelled into the environment by large numbers of vehicles each day.
A proper exhaust control can decrease the effects of exhaust fumes from combustion engines. Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group listed below some of the benefits of having a good exhaust control:
Noise level becomes minimal
A proper design and installation of an exhaust pipe system can reduce noise pollution, and with the help of a professional car servicing company, this could be achieved with lesser trouble. A broken exhaust pipe could also lead to increased noise levels, so it requires the immediate repair of a professional car service provider like Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group.
Passengers are free from direct exhaust
Car exhausts were built at the tail end of a car, or raised high up, for a reason – and that is to keep the direct exhaust away from the passengers, or to support the escape of exhaust fumes into the atmosphere. Call a car service provider to determine any clogging or leaks to guarantee a more comfortable ride, because this predicament might cause the exhaust to enter through the windows or holes in the chassis.
Engine performance becomes much better
One of the main reasons for a reduced power and performance in your car is a defective exhaust pipe, due to the fact that it decreases the ability of the engine to maximize its burning capability. Inefficient disposal of the waste gases, which resulted from the combustion process, could also lead to a huge percentage of lost in the engine’s power.
Effective fuel consumption
Increasing the efficiency of fuel consumption requires appropriate burning, while a defective exhaust system could reduce car mileage.
A defective exhaust pipe system could also burn your money, not just pollute the atmosphere, so Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group suggests that all people should be responsible for controlling the quantity and quality of exhaust fumes.
With online shopping growing fast, more of us are turning to the internet to buy stuff. And the run-up to Christmas is one of the busiest times, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday seeing a jump in online sales.
Latest figures show that this year it is expected that around out of every £100 spent on retail, £1.70 of that will be online. Last year Black Friday saw two million online transactions, with around one million on Cyber Monday.
More than three-quarters of internet users made a purchase online last year, according to research from Twenga Solutions.
But many online shoppers are worried about the risk involved of sharing financial details over the internet. Now Devon & Cornwall Police has issued this guidance on how to stay safe when shopping online.
How to protect yourself from cyber crime
Cyber crime is when criminals exploit the speed, convenience and anonymity that technology offers in order to commit a range of offences. It is becoming increasingly serious and is estimated that it costs the global economy about 445 billion dollars a year, according to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
What is 'cyber crime?'
Police often break cyber crime down into two categories:
Cyber enabled crime – traditional crimes committed using the internet. e.g. theft, harassment, fraud, identity theft, selling stolen goods, drug dealing or people smuggling.
Cyber dependant crime - online crimes where a digital system is the target. These include attacks on computer systems to disrupt IT infrastructures, e.g. unauthorised access (hacking), malicious software programming (malware) or denial of service attacks.
We are all vulnerable to the potential of cyber crime, either individually or as a company. Remember that 80% of all cyber crime is preventable.
Cyber crime is against the law under the Computer Misuse Act (CMA) 1990. It may also include abusive or harassing communications under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 or Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
How to avoid becoming a victim of cyber crime
Use 'strong' passwords, and keep your passwords secure. i.e. use at least 8 characters, include numbers and letters, both upper and lower case.
Update your computer security, anti-viral software and install a firewall.
Keep your operating systems updated.
Delete and block spam or junk emails. Be careful when opening attachments or using internet downloads.
Secure and encrypt wireless networks when using WiFi (Wireless Internet access).
Make sure your internet browser and any plug-ins are updated (e.g. Flash, Java, Silverlight)
Use reputable companies when shopping online.
Use secure payment methods, such as PayPal or credit cards for online purchases.
Avoid scams, criminal gangs operate 'scams' and use the internet as one of the methods to defraud people and business. i.e. asking for money to pay for travel, finance a sick relative, or winning the lottery.
They will also try passing off as your bank and ask for your banking details.
or Microsoft or your internet provider stating your computer has been corrupted and want you to click on a link or download some software.
Backup important data - like photographs, music, videos or documents and not just to the cloud.
Coalition urges state Senate passage to protect consumers from shady body shops
Making airbag scams a specific crime in Pennsylvania will save lives and deal a blow to insurance scams, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud has urged the state senate majority leader.
“Airbags protect us from serious injuries or worse. We rightfully expect they will protect us during crashes. The use of counterfeit or non-functional airbags jeopardizes that expectation,” director of government affairs Howard Goldblatt wrote Sen. Jake Corman.
HB 1476 cleared the state Senate Finance Committee this week, and faces a vote on the full Senate floor. The Coalition urged swift passage.
Motorists face a serious safety peril. Knockoffs generally won’t open properly in a crash. Drivers have died and been injured in crashes involving non-functioning counterfeits or fraudulently removed airbags. Knockoffs also spewed shrapnel and flames at crash dummies in federal tests.
Dishonest body shops can easily buy knockoffs on the black market or mainstream sites such as eBay or Craigslist. Counterfeits cost just a few dollars, though shady body shops charge auto insurers $1,000 or more for legitimate manufacturer originals.
“The ethically challenged repair shop thus pockets a large and illegal profit. This is insurance fraud against the consumer and insurer, helping keep premiums higher for honest drivers in Pennsylvania,” Goldblatt wrote.
Thirteen states have made airbag fraud a specific crime in recent years. HB 1476 would add similar protections for Pennsylvania consumers, Goldbatt wrote.
A Chinese national named Dai Zhensong tried to flood the U.S. with fake airbags made in his factory in China. They looked like legitimate models from mainstream carmakers. His airbags spewed shrapnel onto crash dummies in federal tests.
Thousands of airbags made it to the U.S. Many could’ve been installed on vehicles. Zhensong’s network was dismantled and he received 37 months in federal prison.
“HB 1476 will help protect Pennsylvania consumers from counterfeit airbags and the public-safety problems they pose,” Goldblatt wrote.
Kaiser health, wellness facility coming to Elk Grove
On June 16, Kaiser Doctors and area leaders broke ground at what will eventually be the new Promenade Medical Office Building in south Elk Grove.
The two-story, 67,000- square-foot Kaiser Permanente facility will be designed to focus on matters affecting patients’ mind, body and soul.
It will feature a 50-meter outdoor sports track that will be part of a 4,000-square-foot Sports Medicine Center where athletes can be evaluated and rehabilitated.
In addition to the sports center, the medical office will also house adult medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, health education, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy services.
The building is scheduled to open in late 2011.
Elk Grove Mayor Sophia Scherman, Vice Mayor Steve Detrick, city council member Pat Hume, Dr. Richard Isaacs, M.D., and Dr. Lisa Liu, M.D., broke ground where the new facility will be built.
“Your presence in Elk Grove means more quality health and wellness for our residents,” Scherman said in a speech before they broke ground.
Dr. Isaacs and Dr. Liu also addressed the crowd.
Liu said the building will be “thoughtfully designed” with soothing colors, local artwork and a coffee bistro inside.
“We’re committed to making our facility a one-stop shop,” she said.
The new office will have a Healthy Living store where members can buy health and wellness equipment.
“We’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time,” Isaacs said. “Driving through the community, we’re aware of the economic impact in this area.”
Liu echoed that statement in her speech, saying, “I’m sure it won’t be long until this facility is surrounded by retail stores and restaurants.”
The building will be adjacent to the vacant Elk Grove Promenade Mall site where construction halted due to developer General Growth Properties undergoing bankruptcy.
When Scherman addressed the crowd, she discussed the unfinished mall behind her. “Although there is no set date, the mall will open,” Scherman said; “hopefully, within two years, it will be completed.”
Kaiser is thinking about the future, Isaacs said.
“We’re really hoping this will stimulate this part of the region,” he said.
In the past 10 years, Kaiser has added 30,000 new area patients. This new facility will be able to accommodate the health needs of current and future members.
Since 1999, Kaiser began phasing out the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic in construction and implemented more environmentally friendly construction materials in their building designs.
The Promenade Medical Office Building will be built so that solar energy panels can be added in the future.
Dr. Howard J. Marans graduated from the Univ of Toronto, Fac of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada in 1982. He works in Fountain Valley, CA and specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Howard Marans is affiliated with Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Marans’s Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Dr. Marans’s Education & Training
Medical School: Univ of Toronto, Fac of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada; Graduated 1982
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Fountain Valley, CA 92708