I had been watching a lot of my programming online the last year or so, and it was really inconvenient. I thought that I was saving a lot of money doing it this way, but I ended up paying for different subscription rates to the individual websites. I realized that I could get a subscription service to either the local cable company or a satellite TV company. I looked into both, and I saw that there were some amazing packages that pop with Direct TV. After seeing the different packages, I knew that I was going to go with them.
The only thing I had to figure out was which package I was going to go with. There were so many different choices, and I really liked that a good bit. I like being able to choose exactly what I want rather than having someone else decide what is best for me. I looked at all six of the packages that Direct TV offers in their programming plans. I knew that I wanted to have more than the lowest, but I also knew that the Premier package, which has over 300 channels, was too much for me. Read the rest of this entry »
August 27th, 2015 in
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Video conferencing has caught the fancy of a numerous business businesses off late. From the small business establishments to the giant multinational corporations, everyone is making use of this most recent technology. But, what is that makes video conferencing so well known amongst business organizations? Well, the reply lies in the benefits that this latest technology has to offer. Let us take a closer look at a few of the advantages offered by video conferencing.
1 of the 1st and foremost advantages of using video conferencing is that it increases employee productivity. When using video conferencing, your employees are in a position to get more work done and that too at a much quicker pace. For instance, video conferencing can save your employee from the hassle of travelling for a meeting. The same time that would have otherwise been spent in travelling may now be used for other purposes.
Moreover, staff may readily communicate tips and the like via the online channel according to their ease. This technology helps to grow the communication base of any dialogue. This is mainly because more number of people could partake in video conferencing conversations. This also helps make timely decision without any problems. This raises the work capacity to a great extent which of course is great news for the organization.
The present day business world is running on a tight rope trying to accomplish projects in the given deadlines. Paucity of time is a concern that most businesses cope with. Video conferencing may help here too. This communication technology helps you save on time by eliminating the need to travel physically.
Video conferencing not just saves on time but on money too. When you cut down on travelling, you’re not just saving the time of your staff but the money too. Travel costs make for 1 of the most prominent expenditures for an association. Video conferencing helps eradicate this cost. The same money may be used for business development and initiating new ventures. So, as a consequence you get to grow your company.
What’s more, video conferencing aids your company gain the eco friendly tag. Since you are reducing down on traveling and use of resources, you’re also reducing carbon emissions significantly. So, as a result, you’ll also be known as a green company that cares about the environment. So, while many firms spend great amounts of money for brand building, you could utilize video conferencing to do it at no cost at all.
Considering the advantages that video conferencing technology can deliver, it appears reasonable to adopt the same at the earliest best.
September 3rd, 2015 in
The legislation of protecting copyright is valid in the sense that a copyright owner does not want their work to be reproduced and redistributed on the internet without their permission. One of the forms in which copyright is violated is through torrent sites. Governments around the world have considered forcing the ISPs to block popular torrent sites to try to limit copyright infringement, but will this actually work?
First of all these torrent sites do not have any illegal content on them. Think of them as the search engine for torrents. One may find illegal files on a torrent or legal ones, but the files are not on those sites at all. This would be blocking access to those files. There is somewhat of a fallacy in this thinking of blocking sites because Google, Yahoo, and Bing have links to illegal torrents as well. Would ISPs block search engines too? If search engines still existed, which they would, torrents to illegal files will still be found. While it’s not something that most people might think about, it’s true that these types of files are found with a search online.
Secondly, people who really want to use those sites that are blocked will just use proxies. This is what many do in China where the government blocks most of the internet. A proxy can go around artificial blocks and access content.
If these methods didn’t work, people sharing illegal files would just find another method. Peer to peer movie sharing dropped considerably on torrent sites because streaming movies is just easier. If one could not get a movie through a blocked method the internet leave 1000 others meaning the person who wants illegal content will just do something else.
While the heart of the matter is in the right place, the concept of blocking a group of listings to stop piracy is a bit short sighted.
September 2nd, 2015 in
Whole word is eager to know about who will the global leader in term of economy after 2020? Will United States of America would be in position to continue as global economic powerhouse or not? If America is going to lose the reign of leadership then who will be the next leader? There are several questions is running all over the world. Different people have different opinion which are based upon several and different logics and conclusions. But at point all are agree and that is – axis of prosperity, development has been shifted from west to east. Days are gone when very fewer western countries decide the fate of global economic policies. One think tank, predicts that till 2020, emerging markets will dominate the economies. The most discernible shift in global power towards emerging market economies is expected to take place in 2017 when China will become the world’s largest economy. In his reports very clearly said that Emerging economies are driving global economic growth but advanced economies will retain a competitive advantage with higher per capita incomes and greater consumer market expenditure, while governments in developing countries face challenges in keeping up with the pace of economic growth. The three biggest emerging economies will account for around 30.0% of global GDP in PPP terms in 2020 compared to 23.5% in 2012 when there were just two emerging markets amongst the five largest economies –1. USA 2. China 3. India 4. Japan 5. Germany. The global economic downturn of 2008-2009 and the ensuing sovereign debt crisis have accelerated this trend as advanced economies were hit much harder through greater integration in global financial markets and larger fiscal imbalances and government debt. The consequential austerity drive across much of the developed world, especially in the euro zone, has resulted in low-growth, high-debt scenarios, long-term unemployment and underemployment. Economic growth in emerging and developing countries also slowed but the effects of the global downturn were not as acute and in 2013, emerging markets will overtake developed countries in their share of the global economy in PPP terms for the first time forecast is 51.0% of world GDP. One of the interesting figure is that among all those predictions and future saying is that It is china who is going to be global leader but due to big population weight, its per capita income will not match to the the number 2 economy that is America. The average value of Chinese per capita income would be 1/4th of USA’s per capita income. So may be over all GDP of China will cross the America’s GDP but per capita income will be lower than America’s per capita income.
September 1st, 2015 in
ASEAN is the acronym of “Association of Southeast Asian Nations,” an Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO), which was formed August 8, 1967, after signing the ASEAN Declaration (also commonly known as Bangkok Declaration), in the Thai Department of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok. The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore were the instigators of ASEAN’s existence.
The very first goal of ASEAN was to form as solidarity to prevent domino effect of Vietnam’s communism into the region. Despite combating communism was the very legitimacy for ASEAN’s existence, regional economic cooperation and social and cultural development were latter admitted as the ASEAN’s agendas. ASEAN’s present secretariat-general is in Jakarta, Indonesia.
ASEAN solves its regional problems via the Summit between government representatives, commonly Ministers of specified sectors. The Summit is held in every three years and the Summit venue is intercepted in alphabetical order; unfortunately Myanmar; as its alphabetical order was reached, was refused to be the host state, due to the fact of detaining the opposition leader: Aug San Suu Kyi in house-arrest. Since its creation, ASEAN summits have been held in Phnom Penh: the Capital of Cambodia, Bali, Singapore. However, annual meeting is solemnized to settle the regional urgent problem.
The formal summit lasts for three days, with the usual itinerary as follow:
-ASEAN leaders hold an internal organizing meeting;
-ASEAN leaders hold a conference together with foreign ministers of the ASEAN Regional Forum (Please refer to ASEAN Regional Forum below);
-Leaders of three ASEAN Dialogue Partners, namely China, Japan and South Korea, hold a meeting with the ASEAN leaders; and
-A separate meeting is set for leaders of two ASEAN Dialogue Partners, namely Australia and New Zealand.
Not only the summit (formal meeting), ASEAN is also subject to informal meeting in each of two years between the formal meeting.
ASEAN’s External Relations
Constituted mostly of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDC), ASEAN can not single-mindedly strive within its region to meet its goals. This means that ASEAN has partnered with other individual countries and legal entities around the world to accelerate its goals.
The ASEAN leaders formally meet the President of Russia to gain momentum to its purposes.
East Asia Summit
The East Asia Summit (EAS) is a pan-Asia annual forum between the leaders of 16 countries in East Asia and the region, and the ASEAN enjoys the leadership position.
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an informal dialogue, getting the EU (European Union) and the three ASEAN Dialogue Partners: China, Japan and South Korea together.
ASEAN Regional Forum
The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) is an informal multilateral dialogue of 25 members that seeks to address security issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
ASEAN Free Trade Area
The ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) is an agreement by the member nations of ASEAN concerning local manufacturing in all ASEAN countries.
August 31st, 2015 in
The end of the world in 2012 can be attributed to the interpretation of The Mayan Calendar. This ancient calendar belonged to a civilization that dates back to at least the 6th Century BC. The Mayan calendar predicted various world events that have occurred in our past such as War, famine, flood and earthquakes, to name just a few. It was held in high enough esteem by visionaries such as Nostradamus and the calendar was adapted by later civilizations. But why then does the Mayan calendar abruptly end on the 21st of December, 2012 ?
Some believe cataclysmic events will take place in December 2012 with the ultimate destruction occurring onDecember 21, 2012.
Others believe that the world will not end, but instead humanity will enter a new age, marked by significant changes physically and mentally.
Whatever the change may be -be it cataclysmic or spiritual, what can be done to prepare for this date?
Where can you get the latest and most extensive information on the subject so you can make up your own mind as to what will happen?
The conspiracy theories are rife and it makes it harder to get to the real TRUTH. Government cover-ups are not out of the question and so where do we go for real advice and information? Will the World End, or will it be an end to the World as we know it on a Spiritual Level?
Know where to go for themost accurate answers and information, be informed on what is happening and what can be done about it.
How can you safe guard your life and that of your family members and spiritually THRIVE in the wake of this Life-Changing event.
There are dozens of theories about how this might happen. Some claim that2012is when the Earth will experience a polar shift.
Others say that after 2012, the Earth will experience a period of terrible destruction followed by a new age of peace and enlightenment.
A few claim that in 2012, a secret government will accomplish its goal of total world domination.
NASA Scientists have been able to exactly pinpoint (to the day) the two Venus Transits and when humanity will change forever.
This date matches the Mayan Calendar EXACTLY.
It has been Proven By NASA that these calculations were exactly correct. Seethis pagepublished By NASA
This proves that NASA is aware that this EXTREMELY RARE Alignment will indeed happen in December 2012.
August 29th, 2015 in
This article deals with the issue of the choice of law ruling the economic relationship between foreign married partners who are resident in Italy. The Italian law 218 of the 1995 reforming the international private law determines the field of application of the Italian jurisdiction and the criteria to individuate the applicable law.
Concerning the economic relationship between married couples, if they have the same nationality, the common national law of the two partners will be enforced. In case the two partners have two different citizenships, it will be enforced the law of the state where the marriage predominantly takes place.
The Italian law offers a further opportunity: The two partners may agree in a written form that their economic affairs will be regulated by the law of the state of which at least one of them is citizen. Such a choice has to occur not only in written form but also at the presence of an Italian notary public. In case the choice will fall on the Italian law it’s important to explain the way the Italian law regulates economic relationships in reference with the purchase of real estate properties. The general principle is the one of the legal communion; as a consequence if two married partners will buy a property it will belong to the both of them in equal proportion.
An alternative possibility would be the separation of goods, in such case it will be possible to register to property in the name of just one partner. Summarizing, if a foreign married couple will decide to regulate its economic affairs according to the Italian law, they will have to do it with a public deed at the presence of an Italian notary public. In such context they will have the chance for a further possibility concerning the ownership of their properties; choosing either the communion, or the separation or even the trust.
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August 29th, 2015 in
Asia Pacifics natural gas demand is forecast to grow strongly between 2010 and 2020. During this period, natural gas demand is expected to grow at an AAGR of 4.3%, largely driven by demand growth in China and India. Crude oil consumption is also expected to witness considerable growth of 1.3% on average per year in the same period. This strong growth of oil and gas demand will provide the impetus for huge investments in the midstream and downstream sectors of Asia Pacific in the next decade.
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China will remain the leading crude oil producer in Asia Pacific despite declining production. Chinas crude oil production is expected to decline at an average annual rate of 3.7% between 2010 and 2020. Despite its production declining at such an alarming rate, the country will produce more than thrice that of the next largest producer, Malaysia, in 2020.
India will emerge as the second largest crude oil consumer in Asia Pacific by 2013. Currently, India is the third largest oil consumer in Asia Pacific after China and Japan. Driven by strong growth in GDP, India is expected to witness the largest oil consumption growth rate in Asia Pacific between 2010 and 2020. On the other hand, Japanese crude oil consumption will decline at an average annual rate of 0.7% in the same period.
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GBI Researchs new report, Oil and Gas Supply Demand Outlook in Asia Pacific to 2020 – Growing Appetite for Oil and Gas Changing the Global Consumption Outlook, provides an in-depth analysis of the oil and gas supply and demand outlook in Asia Pacific and highlights the various concerns, shifting trends and concerns in Asia Pacifics oil and gas market. The report provides forecasts for the crude oil production and consumption sectors of the oil and natural gas industry to 2020. The report also provides segmental forecasts of the crude oil and natural gas trade balance in Asia Pacific and highlights the major countries in the region. The report discusses the regulatory structure and infrastructure in the different countries in the region. The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Researchs team of industry experts.
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August 28th, 2015 in
Sometimes it is hard to come by a good health economics web-site which lists resources, press and gives you perspective. You will discover a small number of blogs and forums on the internet yet unfortunately they are likely to publish only their own individual material, composing articles on occasion. Similar web-sites merely feature back links for some other resources and document news without a opinion. For a health economist, health economics scholar, medical practioner or health provider it is sometimes difficult to seek out a web-based learning resource which allows you to remain updated and abreast of what’s going on in the market of HTA. Health Economics Digest is an accomplished web site dedicated to health economics and outcomes research. They offer a regular digest of trusted health economics researches, events and training courses. What’s more, they will also put perspective on the news and present commentary regarding the relevancy of the news to health economics graduates, HTA and Market Access managers. The one thing Health Economics Digest does that’s different to any other health economics website is that it offers rich multi-media material like videos, podcasts and graphics. Health Economics Digest brings the very best of the world wide web and new media to the health economics environment. They provide their news in Rss, PDF and regular monthly email format. Health Economics Digest also make use of social profiles where they chat and discuss with other health outcomes executives. Not only do they review the news, they even make it. Health Economics Digest is the news. In addition to this ,Health Economics Digest is going to be wholly understood by non-health economists, doctors, clinical professionals and payers. This is the reason health economists around the world are using health economics digest as their choice for talking to HTA and Regulatory Organsanisations and non-health economists. Health Technology Assessment Organisations need help grasping heor and pharma firms must discover methods to accurately articulate health economics to non-health economists or it will be challenging to acquire the particular reimbursement they are looking for, specifically in todays economic climate. I highly recommend going over to the site, furthermore; Health Economics Digest is maintained by health economists, for health economists, they have essential up-to-date details on what you ought to know. Along with news and current trends, they also have a health economics book shop and provide health economics workshops and e-learning packages
August 26th, 2015 in
The irony of taking children born to unwed mothers and placing them in orphanages where they were ultimately abused is now coming to the fore. A tribunal in Australia is examining cases whereby many are now in a position where they can tell their stories and show the scars they bear from such treatment as that dealt out to them while in such an environment. The number being heard is large and the stories are horrific.
A few years ago an elderly friend told me of her experience in a Catholic orphanage. She was a child when her mother died and her age at that time escapes me but she was quite young. This is how many children became wards of the state and ended up in homes run by the religions. The trauma a young child would feel following her mum’s death is severe and today they would be treated for post-traumatic stress.
Instead of sympathy this poor woman received abuse. She was not allowed to cry or show pain and there was no one to cuddle her or read her a story at night before going to sleep. She cried only into her pillow so as not to be heard and she became a bed wetter. This brought the wrath of the nuns upon her. She could not change the bed and she was not given clean underpants. In fact the undergarments were only changed once a week on Fridays.
One can only imagine what this must have been like. When she reached 15 she was discharged from the orphanage with no skills for anything in the workforce except domestic duties. The nuns placed her in the local presbytery (priests home) to perform as a maid until she eventually met someone and married.
While caring for orphans in such a horrendous way is unforgivable the religions forced the governments to act against unmarried mothers in this way due to their beliefs that what they did is against God. The politicians upheld their view and acted accordingly. Now the victims are getting a chance to tell their stories and they are bringing tears to the eyes of those responsible who are still among the living.
Many victims of church related abuse, particularly of the sexual kind, have committed suicide. In that case it is their siblings who are relating their stories. Those who survived are often still traumatised fifty or more years afterwards.
August 25th, 2015 in