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Apple offers expedited Apple Watch order lottery to developers<br />=============================<br />Apple Watches are both everywhere and nowhere. Beyoncé and Karl Lagerfeld have theirs already. The first reviews are in. But you can't get one at an Apple Store until June, and online orders quickly slipped to that timeframe too.<br /><br />But if you’re registered in one of Apple’s developer programs, you may be able to jump forward in the queue to get an Apple Watch. The company sent email on Tuesday to developers teasing a “Special Opportunity for an Expedited Apple Watch Order” that could mean a guaranteed ship date of April 28 for a 42mm Silver Aluminum Case and Blue Sport Band—if you’re chosen.<br /><br />Quantities are limited, as expected, so developers who register at Apple’s website between now and April 23 at 10 a.m. Pacific will be entered into a drawing enabling them to purchase that model. Apple will notify the chosen few (or perhaps chosen many—we don’t know how many devices this special program covers) on April 23.<br /><br />After registering, developers also have the opportunity to withdraw from the program up until the 10 a.m. April 23 deadline. So developers, are you feeling lucky?<br /><br />Source: MacWorld<br />#MohamedMusthaque  
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We’re all guilty of beauty bias – but few admit it<br /><br />Dubai’s #plasticsurgery   boom continues. Men are seeking surgery to remove their “CEO belly”, while girls as young as 13 are requesting plastic surgery. These developments, all recently reported in The National, underscore our growing obsession with physical appearance. Are we set to become a “#Beautopia”, a society of artificially enhanced Aphrodites and Adonises? Or, can we break free from our beauty bias and learn to accept our imagined imperfections?<br /><br />Each term, I give my female psychology students two essays to grade. Both essays are identical other than being attributed to different authors – Hazza or Ahmed. Each essay also contains a photo of its purported author. Hazza is classically handsome, while Ahmed is typically described as ugly.<br /><br />The students grading handsome Hazza’s essay award it, on average, a B. Meanwhile, poor Ahmed typically gets a C for the exact same work. Once the truth of the situation is made known, the students start to explain away their beauty biases. However, the point is made: physical attractiveness matters and more troublingly it matters in contexts where it really shouldn’t. A nip and a tuck might just shift your college grades in the right direction. It shouldn’t, but it might.<br /><br />In the criminal justice system, research suggests, attractive defendants are generally more likely to be acquitted, or given lighter sentences, than their less attractive counterparts. One of my students shared her own criminal justice anecdote, telling the class how a police officer, upon seeing her, ripped up the parking ticket he had just placed on her car’s windscreen. He then gallantly declared that he would never give a girl “like her” a ticket. So, a nip and a tuck might spare you a fine, jail-time even. It shouldn’t, but it might.<br /><br />Perhaps the idea that physically attractive people get a better deal is driving the increased demand for cosmetic surgery? After all, it’s handsome heroes who get to marry beautiful princesses, rescuing them from ugly sisters and even uglier stepmothers. But maybe if our beauty bias wasn’t so obvious and pervasive, we might start to feel more comfortable in our own sagging skins.<br /><br />But we are biased and consequently many of us are extremely uncomfortable in our own skins. Even if we are OK with our appearance, others might not be. I’ve heard of mothers who encourage young daughters to have cosmetic surgery in the hope of expediting marriage proposals, and friends who misguidedly advocate it as a means of preventing marital infidelity.<br /><br />And so we seek #cosmeticinterventions   cosmetic interventions hoping to find satisfaction in our newly acquired appearance. Unfortunately some people find only fresh disappointments and renewed appearance anxieties. If this cycle goes on long enough, psychiatrists might eventually label the condition body dysmorphic disorder.<br /><br />In BDD, the distress associated with imagined ugliness is best described as massively disproportionate. For example, a modestly attractive young woman, imagining herself to be hideously ugly, might avoid social interaction for fear of humiliation and embarrassment. If forced to interact, she will typically resort to camouflaging her imagined defects – oversized glasses, excessive make-up, baggy clothes. This sounds pretty common to me. Maybe a mild form of body dysmorphic disorder has become the norm.<br /><br />Around 50 per cent of BDD sufferers pursue #cosmeticsurgery   cosmetic surgery, and for most (98 per cent) attempts to improve their imagined defects fail. For such people, surgery offers little hope of relieving their appearance anxiety. With the correction of one imagined defect, they quickly become preoccupied with another imagined or exaggerated blemish.<br /><br />There are plastic surgeons from all over the world flying here to supply the demand. It seems wise to expend equal, if not greater, effort in understanding and addressing the issues that underlie the demand too.<br /><br />Justin Thomas is an associate professor of psychology at Zayed University and author of Psychological Well-Being in the Gulf States<br /><br />Thanks to #JustinThomas<br />#TheNational  
WATER DAMAGE SCOTTSDALE, SCOTTSDALE WATER REMOVAL, EMERGENCY WATER REMOVAL SCOTTSDALE<br /><br />If you are experiencing a Scottsdale Water Damage are in need of emergency water removal or any restoration services, call Drypro now. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will arrive within 60 minutes of your initial call. When we arrive a supervisor and certified IICRC technicians will arrive to provide you with a free no hassle estimate of damages to your Scottsdale property.<br /><br />During the inspection, technicians will quickly identify all areas of moisture using non penetrating moisture meters and Flir thermal imagery technology. When dealing with water, its the water you can't see that causes  the most damage. If not identified and dried out promptly and correctly mold could start to grow in as little as 48 hours. One of the most important questions every technician and home owner should be asking themselves is, if this wall is wet, what is on the other side. Water travels through walls, carpeting, cabinets and insulation without hesitation and will likely wick up the structural material in a matter of minutes.<br /><br />If your Scottsdale Water mitigation company is not extracting the flooring or any standing water then they are leaving water behind and prolonging the drying process. It will take approximately 18 hours longer to dry a property back to pre loss conditions if water extraction was not performed.<br /><br />During the drying process air movers and dehumidifiers will be placed to help evaporate the moisture that is trapped inside of the drywall, flooring and cabinetry. A standard LGR dehumidifier will remove 31 gallons of water per day at AHAM. How much quicker could a truck mount or portable extractor remove it ? Minutes.<br /><br />That is why having a team of IICRC certified technicians are Drypro is something we pride our selves in. The most important time in your Scottsdale Water Damage is the first 24 hours of the initial service. This is when the class and category of the water damage is defined which dictates how the drying and restoration process will be handled. The class and categories of water damages are as followed:<br /><br />Category 1: Clean Water - This water originates from a source that does not pose substantial harm to humans. It may include broken water supply lines, sink overflows with no contaminants, appliance malfunctions involving water supply lines, melting snow, falling rain water, broken toilet tanks, and toilet bowls that do not contain contaminants or additives. If left untreated for 72 hours, Category 1 water becomes Category 2 water. This further enforces the fact that reaction time is a key factor when dealing with the various types of water damage.<br /><br />Category 2: Gray Water - Gray water contains a significant level of contamination. If humans consume this water, it has the potential to cause discomfort or illness. Category 2 water carries microorganisms and nutrients for microorganisms. Sources may include discharge or overflows from dishwashers, washing machines or toilet bowls (with some urine but no feces); sump-pump failures; seepage due to hydro static pressure; and broken aquariums.<br /><br />Category 3: Black Water - Category 3 water includes sewage and other contaminated water sources that enter or affect the indoor environment. Sources could range from toilet back flows that originate beyond the toilet trap to all forms of flooding from sea water, ground surface water, and rising water from rivers and streams. These types of water carry silt and organic matter into structures and create black water conditions. Whenever a sewage back flow occurs, the health of workers and occupants should be the primary concern. Always remove and properly dispose of carpet and padding that has been affected by a Category 3 water loss.<br /><br /><br />Class 1: Slow Evaporation Rate: Water losses that affect only part of a room or area, or losses with lower permanence/porosity materials (e.g., plywood, particle board, structural wood, VCT, concrete). Little or no wet carpet or cushion is present. Minimum moisture is absorbed by materials, releasing moisture slowly.<br /><br /><br />Class 2: Fast Evaporation Rate: Water losses that affect an entire room or carpet and cushion. Water has wicked up walls 12″ – 24”. There is moisture remaining in structural materials (e.g., plywood, particle board, structural wood, concrete).<br /><br /><br />Class 3: Fastest Evaporation Rate: Water may have come from overhead. Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion and sub-floor in the entire area are saturated.<br /><br /><br />Class 4: Specialty Drying Situations: These consist of wet materials with very low permanence/porosity (hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, stone, crawl space). Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which requires very low specific humidity.<br />insurance<br /><br />Once the professionals at Drypro are onsite and have the Scottsdale Water damage under control the next step is going to be filing a claim with your insurance provider. 93% of all water damages will be paid for by the insurance company versus paying out of pocket to avoid a claim.<br /><br />The average water damage restoration claim averages out to 6,995 including the repairs. Drypro is a approved insurance provider for all insurance companies and offers a deductible assistance program if needed. Drypro will act as the liaison between your insurance adjuster and yourself to insure a seamless and expedited experience and we offer direct insurance billing which means nothing out of pocket for you ! We will take photographs before, during and after all the work has been completed and will follow the insurance industry standards.<br /><br />All the work that Drypro will provide will be covered and approved 100% of the time to eliminate a distrustful and forceful experience. We update the insurance adjuster and carrier daily and will get the approvals necessary before a problem occurs.<br /><br />Only clean, state of the art Prochem Triad air movers will be used which only draw 1.2 amps but produce 2200 CFM's of air flow, in conjunction with the air movers Phoenix 200 HT dehumidifiers will be used.<br /><br />Remember to call Drypro first for your free Scottsdale Water Damage inspection 24 hours a day. 602.301.3592<br />#WATER   #WATERREMOVAL   #WATERDAMAGE   #waterdamagerestoration   #restoration   #FLOOD   #SCOTTSDALE <br />http://www.dryproaz.com/water-damage-restoration-blog-3<br />http://www.dryproaz.com/home/water-damage-scottsdale
Shane B McNeil?ESOTERIC<@>ASCENSION<br /><br />(((The Sky is NOT the Limit)))<br /><br />March 23rd 2015. Brenda Hoffman<br />http://www.pediaphon.org/~bischoff/radiopedia/mp3/en/4336.mp3<br /><br />Dear Ones, Some of you felt the energies of the past few days deeply and directly. Others noted the<br /><br />angst of many, but felt little. All shifted according to their needs. Those of you in great pain are<br /><br />upset because you thought you would not experience much pain once you climbed your mountain of<br /><br />general cleansing. Your clearing/cleansing is now of your individual paths. Some of those paths have<br /><br />many brambles and others are relatively clear. It is not your role or our role to specify why each<br /><br />entity was or was not in pain.<br /><br />And those who suffer(ed) are not more spiritual, merely on a different path.<br />You have reached a place in your transition in which you are the only one who can provide<br /><br />explanations and directions for you. Such a thought is difficult for many. It is like removing<br /><br />training wheels from your bicycle. Most of you who learned to ride a bicycle that way were certain<br /><br />you would fall and hurt yourself once your training wheels were removed. Only to discover that your<br /><br />new bicycle skills provided you with more speed and adventure than before. And so it is for your<br /><br />latest foray into your new world.<br /><br />Expediting your personal role – as happened the past few days – intensified any brambles or pieces<br /><br />on your path that you could not jump over, tunnel under or run around. Those brambles are your<br /><br />messages to yourself that this bramble, this piece is something you need to address before you move<br /><br />forward.<br /><br />Even though the 3D earth you most often had several lives to fully experience one issue, such is not<br /><br />true in this lifetime.<br /><br />You agreed to build New Earth bridge – so you did. Now you are demanding that you be allowed to<br /><br />experience the fruits of that labor – so you are.<br /><br />By moving far beyond what was expected of you by you and the Universes before entering earth in this<br /><br />lifetime, you have greatly expedited your clearing processes. Even though your mountain climb was<br /><br />sufficient to begin movement on New Earth bridge – to accept the new reality of joy and love for<br /><br />others and yourself, you requested a rapid roll down your green hills to ensure you would fully<br /><br />experience New Earth in this lifetime.<br /><br />The rocks and brambles you recently noted on your path are not the result of some god or universe<br /><br />punishing you. It is that you are expediting your New Earth journey and process so you requested<br /><br />more energy for that cleansing.<br /><br />Not only do you wish to cross New Earth bridge, you are planning to live in it before exiting earth<br /><br />in this lifetime.<br /><br />For most, that last statement means that all you desire will change within a few years for you<br /><br />believe that this life is limited to 75 to 100 years. So you must race through all you wish to do –<br /><br />that your time on earth in this life has boundaries.<br /><br />Allow those beliefs to float in your mind for a bit. Then realize, perhaps with great joy, that as<br /><br />you shift your DNA, cells, vibrations and frequencies – as you did the past few days and will<br /><br />continue for perhaps as long as you are of this life – there are no guidelines for what is<br /><br />happening.<br /><br />Please note in the very depth of your being that you have moved beyond, far beyond expectations. For<br /><br />just when the Universes believe you have decided to rest a bit, to move at the pace predicted prior<br /><br />to your entrance to earth in this life, you greatly increase yours skills and speed.<br /><br />We cannot provide a definite vision of where or when you will stop this unrelenting growth to 5D and<br /><br />beyond. Indeed, you were programmed, if you will, to halt most of your efforts once you reached 4D.<br /><br />Such is already in your past. You and earth are rapidly transitioning to 5D and beyond.<br />Where will you stop? When will you stop? No one, most likely even you, knows that answer.<br /><br />You are not lemmings – following one another to an edge of a cliff to your demise as portrayed in<br /><br />one of your famous television commercials. You are eagles flying high above earth determining when<br /><br />and how you wish to land. Daring anyone to stop or control you – for you are no longer controllable.<br />You have likely visited hidden pain the past few days. Such is not a curse or indicator that you are<br /><br />a bad person. Instead, you gathered your courage and decided to fly out of the nest to your new<br /><br />life, new being – whether 5D, 6D or beyond.<br /><br />You have no limits. And you are the one who decided such is so. For the limits you established for<br /><br />yourself before entering earth in this lifetime have long been forgotten. You are on your path – and<br /><br />you are courageous enough to crush any barriers on that path. Even though such might have been<br /><br />physically, emotionally or spiritually difficult, you did so or have done so the past few days – and<br /><br />will likely continue to do so.<br /><br />Instead of being frightened, believing you are somehow cursed or thinking the gods have forsaken<br /><br />you, glory in the vision of you as an eagle flying majestically through the skies with your current<br /><br />goal in mind and future objectives fully part of your being – but only YOUR being.<br /><br />You no longer are of earth as is true of a worm, you are flying high seeing earth with new eyes and<br /><br />skills.<br /><br />Only to shift in a chameleon like fashion to a new you when your eagle being is no longer enough –<br /><br />just as you did the past few days. You are not a worm or a moth, you are an eagle contemplating your<br /><br />next frequency and/or dimensional experience. When and if you decide to explore new patterns is<br /><br />entirely up to you.<br /><br />All that was required of you prior to entrance to earth in this life was introducing New Earth. You<br /><br />achieved that goal years ago. So it is that even the sky is no longer your limit.<br /><br />So be it.<br /><br />https://lifetapestrycreations.wordpress.com/
ISLAMABAD - All four provinces of the country have expedited the process to execute death-row inmates in line with the federal government’s decision to lift the moratorium on death penalty in all kinds of cases, an official of the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday.<br />“The provinces have conveyed to us that in the light of the decision of the federal government, the process has been expedited, and prisons departments concerned have started their work,” the official said, adding executions would start in the next one or two weeks.<br />The federal government had formally lifted the moratorium on death penalty in all kinds of cases on March 3 and had asked the provinces to implement the decision.<br />After December 16 incident of terror attack on Army Public School, the government had lifted moratorium on death penalty in terrorism-related cases. Almost two dozen prisoners, those convicted only for terrorism, were executed throughout the country after this decision while in some cases, courts granted stay orders for different reasons.<br />“The execution of death sentences may be carried out strictly as per the law and only where all legal options and avenues have been exhausted and mercy petitions under Article 45 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan have been rejected by the President,” reads a letter of the ministry of interior written by the joint secretary (law) to all the home secretaries of all the four provinces a copy of which is also available with The Nation.<br />According to unconfirmed figures, in different jails of the country there are around 1,000 death-row prisoners who have exhausted all their legal options and also the mercy petitions. According to some non-governmental organisations, around 8,000 death-row prisoners are languishing in different jails of the country but they have yet to avail some of their legal options of appeals to higher courts.<br />Around 500 mercy petitions of such prisoners are also pending with the President of Pakistan under Article 45 of the Constitution while President Mamnoon Hussain has recently rejected some of such petitions.<br />In 2008, then Pakistan People’s Party-led federal government had issued a moratorium on executions of all kinds of death sentences. Incumbent PML-N-led federal government, after coming into power, had decided to lift the moratorium but later it postponed the decision as a result of a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with then President Asif Ali Zardari. The moratorium remained in force till December 16, 2014.<br />Between the period of 2008 to December 16, 2014, only a military soldier was hanged. He was convicted by a court martial for killing his colleague.<br />After the government’ decision to lift moratorium in terrorism-related cases, the two prisoners first to go to gallows were the convicts in the former president Pervez Musharraf attack case. The other hangings followed.<br />The European Union and other local and international rights groups have been raising issue of executions in Pakistan linking it with human rights. They have been asking the government to reverse its decision.<br />AFP adds: Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani confirmed to AFP the government had issued instructions to resume executions.<br />“We have received a letter from federal government asking to expedite all death penalty cases for executions whose mercy petitions have been rejected,” Durrani told AFP in Quetta.<br />Supporters of the death penalty in Pakistan argue that it is the only effective way to deal with the scourge of militancy.<br />The courts system is notoriously slow, with cases frequently dragging on for years, and there is a heavy reliance on witness testimony and very little protection for judges and prosecutors.<br />This means terror cases are hard to prosecute, as extremists are able to intimidate witnesses and lawyers into dropping charges.<br />Human rights campaigners have been highly critical of the resumption of executions.<br />Sarah Belal of the Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) rights group condemned the move to extend executions as “irresponsible”, saying it put the lives of vulnerable citizens at risk.<br />“We’ve seen time and time again that there is immeasurable injustice in Pakistan’s criminal justice system, with a rampant culture of police torture, inadequate counsel and unfair trials,” she said in a statement.<br />Justice Project Pakistan produced research in conjunction with US University Yale Law School documenting nearly 2,000 cases of torture in Faisalabad. Interviewees said police routinely manufactured evidence, tortured suspects and botched investigations.<br />Torture is recognised as such a widespread problem that any confession a suspect gives to a policeman is inadmissible in court.

Lebanon, Bekaa Valley. Sisters Rimas 3yo (L) and Suraya 6 yo (R) from Aleppo. Credit: ©UNICF/Lebanon/Alessio Romenzi

UNICEF has confirmed that three refugees have already died in Lebanon as a result of the harsh winter conditions. That included a father and son who tried crossing the border from Syria into Chebaa.

Nora Mohammed, 25, has similar fears, as she and her family brace for their first winter outdoors.

When they first escaped to Zahle, she and her family rented an apartment. But when their savings dried up, they sold their possessions to pay their rent. When they ran out of funds to pay rent, they moved into a tent.

As temperatures plummet in Syria to as low as minus 11 degrees, despairing families have no means to protect their children.

They don’t have the funds to buy warm clothes, stoves and blankets, and rising fuel costs have only exacerbated the situation.

According to UNICEF, fuel prices have risen 350 percent since the start of the conflict.

Kids remain at a higher risk of developing respiratory infections and getting exposed to indoor pollution, as impoverished families rely on such unconventional heating methods as burning plastics to keep their shelter warm.

UNICEF has expedited its aid response, delivering warm clothing, blankets, heating supplies, cash and vouchers to more than 900,000 children in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

But the organization fears that its efforts can’t possibly address the scope of the crisis.

"While important, these achievements pale in comparison to the numbers of children and families whose lives are being devastated every day this terrible conflict drags on," Maria Calivis, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement.

#alllivesmatter   #syrianchildren  ">7 Million Syrian Children Face Sub-Zero Temperatures Without Clothing, Heat<br /><br />Posted: 01/15/2015  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/15/syria-children-winter_n_6472092.html<br /><br />Nearly four years of civil war has wreaked havoc on every aspect of their lives, but nothing has prepared the millions of vulnerable Syrian children for what’s shaping up to be the worst winter since the conflict began.<br /><br />At least 7 million Syrian children have fled to refugee camps or have been internally displaced and as temperatures drop to sub-zero levels, they’re anticipating a particularly trying winter season. Many families that once lived in secure shelters, owned warm clothing and were able to afford heat at the outset of the war, now don’t have access to any of those basic necessities, according to UNICEF.<br /><br />In Lebanon alone, nearly 190,000 Syrians have sought refuge, but many don’t have any protection from snow and gusty winds beyond their meager tents.<br /><br />Umm Khalil, a mother of four who declined to give her real name, shares a flimsy tent with her family in Zahle, Lebanon. The concerned mother has few possessions left and doesn’t know how they’ll survive the frigid winter, The Washington Post reported.<br /><br />
Lebanon, Bekaa Valley. Sisters Rimas 3yo (L) and Suraya 6 yo (R) from Aleppo. Credit: ©UNICF/Lebanon/Alessio Romenzi

UNICEF has confirmed that three refugees have already died in Lebanon as a result of the harsh winter conditions. That included a father and son who tried crossing the border from Syria into Chebaa.

Nora Mohammed, 25, has similar fears, as she and her family brace for their first winter outdoors.

When they first escaped to Zahle, she and her family rented an apartment. But when their savings dried up, they sold their possessions to pay their rent. When they ran out of funds to pay rent, they moved into a tent.

As temperatures plummet in Syria to as low as minus 11 degrees, despairing families have no means to protect their children.

They don’t have the funds to buy warm clothes, stoves and blankets, and rising fuel costs have only exacerbated the situation.

According to UNICEF, fuel prices have risen 350 percent since the start of the conflict.

Kids remain at a higher risk of developing respiratory infections and getting exposed to indoor pollution, as impoverished families rely on such unconventional heating methods as burning plastics to keep their shelter warm.

UNICEF has expedited its aid response, delivering warm clothing, blankets, heating supplies, cash and vouchers to more than 900,000 children in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

But the organization fears that its efforts can’t possibly address the scope of the crisis.

"While important, these achievements pale in comparison to the numbers of children and families whose lives are being devastated every day this terrible conflict drags on," Maria Calivis, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement.

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How Hotel Chains Intend to Chain You to Your Reservations This Year<br />As of this month, many hotel chains have implemented policies that won’t mean much to planners who book their accommodations weeks or months in advance, but will heavily impact the last minute bargain hunters. Read about it here. http://www.us-passport-service-guide.com/expedited-passport-blog.html #passportready   #passportexpeditor   #hotelsescape   #nomoreproblems  
Tips On Selecting Your Weight Loss Program<br /><br />When you are looking for a weight loss program, you should evaluate first if the weight loss program you are trying to follow can match your lifestyle, your taste, and your needs. Remember, fad diets can’t help you for a long time. It is wise to get a diet plan that can still make the pounds stay off even if you get back to your usual way of eating. Variety is the key to choosing the best plan. This means the right balance of nutrients, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in each meal. I know it is rather difficult, especially if we do not have a free dietitian service online. Getting less of any nutrient can cause immediate health problems. What do you need to do as a start? It is really very simple – eat more fruits and vegetables.<br /><br />What about slimming superfoods? Superfoods are nutritional powerhouses, but just in case you haven’t noticed, they are still more on fruits and vegetables. You need to step on a scale at least once a week to know how you have been faring with your diet. One study discovered that dieters gain weight when they don’t weigh themselves at least once a week. Those who frequently weigh themselves were found to have lost more weight. Sometimes, people think they are doing the right thing. However, the best way to know this is to actually step on the scale. Do not use artificial sweeteners because they are still sweet. This also makes your taste buds require a heightened level of sweets. Be careful in using sugar substitutes. They may seem like a good tool for weight loss, but they are sometimes designed to be excessively sweeter than the regular table sugar.<br /><br />Smart choices for life<br />Choosing the best diet is the smartest choice you could ever make for yourself. Do not just choose something that would make you lose weight fast. Choose a diet that could make you healthy and at the same time help you lose weight. Shortcuts can be tempting because it could expedite your goal, but, it cannot put your health a priority. Taking a slow and steady approach can make you lose weight, maintain your weight loss, and still prioritize your health. A healthy diet program provides adequate calories and sufficient nutrition to support your energy requirements and your body’s nutritional needs. Do not go into weight loss plans that provides unrealistic and unhealthy meals. This means you need to look for a diet that offers a meal plan that takes out the guesswork out of how you should eat right. Healthy eating means understanding clearly what you feed your body does to your body. This means appropriately monitoring the calories and the nutritional value of the foods you eat.<br /><br /><br />Shared by Age Less, Weigh Less - Diet & Tips For Healthy Living, http://agingbuthealthy.com/
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In another posting, Tan said he did not understand why Putrajaya had so much "semangat" (enthusiasm) to catch or react to him.

"I am just one of literally thousands of voices on the Internet criticising Umno," Tan wrote on his Facebook page.
"I really do not pose a political threat whatsoever at all. Of all people, they choose to single me out," he wrote.

"It is mind-boggling to think sometimes that stupid rants I post on Facebook regularly become national news in two countries with powerful politicians getting their panties in a bunch."

Tan, now in the United States to seek politicial asylum, said it still felt surreal.

"Well, the point is, why go all out to get me?" he asked.

"Then you can display your power and show me who is the boss. But so far, you do not have the means to do s***."

Tan said when Putrajaya failed to follow up on its threats, its credibility died away little by little.

"The ministers constantly make themselves look so stupid. I am so embarrassed to even say that I am technically still Malaysian," Tan wrote.

Tan was unperturbed by his passport being revoked by the Immigration Department, which announced the move today.

He said that now that his passport had been revoked, it would trigger and expedite his application for political asylum in the US.

"Loss of passport would not mean loss of citizenship. I would be eligible for a United Nations travel document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services."

Earlier today, Immigration Department director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim announced that the passports of Tan and activist Ali Abd Jalil had been revoked with immediate effect.

"We will not tolerate any individual who insults the judiciary and Malay rulers," Mustafa told a press conference in Putrajaya today.

He said notices would be sent via registered mail to the last known addresses of Tan and Ali in #Malaysia   to inform them about the action, as well as announcements placed in local newspapers.

"Both individuals have also been blacklisted in our database, hence they will need special dispensation in order to return to Malaysia."

Tan is currently in Los Angeles, California while Ali is in Sweden where he has been seeking political asylum since October.

Ali faces three sedition charges for allegedly insulting the Johor royalty and the Selangor Sultan in his Facebook postings. – December 8, 2014.

- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/after-passport-revoked-sex-blogger-mocks-zahids-efficiency#sthash.MPgtMTe4.dpuf">Two baddies.<br /><br />After passport revoked, sex blogger mocks Zahid’s ‘efficiency’<br />BY LEE SHI-IAN<br /><br />Published: 8 December 2014<br /><br />After his Malaysian passport was revoked, sex blogger Alvin Tan continued to mock Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi through a series of Facebook postings.<br /><br />
In another posting, Tan said he did not understand why Putrajaya had so much "semangat" (enthusiasm) to catch or react to him.

"I am just one of literally thousands of voices on the Internet criticising Umno," Tan wrote on his Facebook page.
"I really do not pose a political threat whatsoever at all. Of all people, they choose to single me out," he wrote.

"It is mind-boggling to think sometimes that stupid rants I post on Facebook regularly become national news in two countries with powerful politicians getting their panties in a bunch."

Tan, now in the United States to seek politicial asylum, said it still felt surreal.

"Well, the point is, why go all out to get me?" he asked.

"Then you can display your power and show me who is the boss. But so far, you do not have the means to do s***."

Tan said when Putrajaya failed to follow up on its threats, its credibility died away little by little.

"The ministers constantly make themselves look so stupid. I am so embarrassed to even say that I am technically still Malaysian," Tan wrote.

Tan was unperturbed by his passport being revoked by the Immigration Department, which announced the move today.

He said that now that his passport had been revoked, it would trigger and expedite his application for political asylum in the US.

"Loss of passport would not mean loss of citizenship. I would be eligible for a United Nations travel document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services."

Earlier today, Immigration Department director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim announced that the passports of Tan and activist Ali Abd Jalil had been revoked with immediate effect.

"We will not tolerate any individual who insults the judiciary and Malay rulers," Mustafa told a press conference in Putrajaya today.

He said notices would be sent via registered mail to the last known addresses of Tan and Ali in #Malaysia   to inform them about the action, as well as announcements placed in local newspapers.

"Both individuals have also been blacklisted in our database, hence they will need special dispensation in order to return to Malaysia."

Tan is currently in Los Angeles, California while Ali is in Sweden where he has been seeking political asylum since October.

Ali faces three sedition charges for allegedly insulting the Johor royalty and the Selangor Sultan in his Facebook postings. – December 8, 2014.

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I paid for 2 day shipping (at an extra charge) since I wanted my new gadget to show up faster than regular ground shipping.  I sent an email to Schiit Audio asking why the tracking was showing it route through Tennessee and their response was:

"This is a normal operating procedure for FedEx.  All expedited shipments go through their sorting facility in Tennessee."

to which I replied:

"I don't mean to be rude but I think that you're 'Fulla Schiit'.. ;)

How in the hell can routing something like this make any sense?  The package started out way way more closer than it ended up going.  I call shenanigans on this."

Any truth to their claim?  No idea but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to send that pun :)

Here is the tracking so far:

12/07/2014 - Sunday
5:28 pm Arrived at FedEx location OAKLAND, CA
3:30 pm Departed FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN
12/06/2014 - Saturday
10:17 am Arrived at FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN
12/05/2014 - Friday
7:45 pm Left FedEx origin facility NORTH HILLS, CA
3:54 pm Picked up NORTH HILLS, CA
10:58 am Shipment information sent to FedEx">I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around why a package being shipped from southern California to northern California would route through Tennessee?<br /><br />I, like tons of other audiophile enthusiasts, got very excited on Thursday when Schiit Audio (pronounced SHIT) released the
I paid for 2 day shipping (at an extra charge) since I wanted my new gadget to show up faster than regular ground shipping.  I sent an email to Schiit Audio asking why the tracking was showing it route through Tennessee and their response was:

"This is a normal operating procedure for FedEx.  All expedited shipments go through their sorting facility in Tennessee."

to which I replied:

"I don't mean to be rude but I think that you're 'Fulla Schiit'.. ;)

How in the hell can routing something like this make any sense?  The package started out way way more closer than it ended up going.  I call shenanigans on this."

Any truth to their claim?  No idea but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to send that pun :)

Here is the tracking so far:

12/07/2014 - Sunday
5:28 pm Arrived at FedEx location OAKLAND, CA
3:30 pm Departed FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN
12/06/2014 - Saturday
10:17 am Arrived at FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN
12/05/2014 - Friday
7:45 pm Left FedEx origin facility NORTH HILLS, CA
3:54 pm Picked up NORTH HILLS, CA
10:58 am Shipment information sent to FedEx" src="http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MfVGQIYgqLU/VIU0pmw_LxI/AAAAAAADcwY/dgLhPQEEr-A/Screen%252520Shot%2525202014-12-07%252520at%2525209.18.03%252520PM.png" width="100" height="100" />
Novartis announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has granted accelerated assessment to LCZ696, an investigational medicine for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The expedited review procedure is granted infrequently by the EMA and has never been awarded in the cardiovascular area until now. The designation allows the CHMP to grant an opinion at day 150 versus a normal 210 day procedure, meaning a decision on EU approval is expected within 2015.<br /><br />
U.S. and Mexico Agree to End Flight Caps<br />What does this mean for you? Choices. Passenger airlines from Mexico will be able to fly from any city in Mexico to any city in the United States, and the other way around. Read all about it. http://www.us-passport-service-guide.com/expedited-passport-blog.html <br />#travelmexico   #puertovallartatravel   #newmexicandestinations <br />H/T +USA TODAY 
The 3 Best Ways To Get A Passport: Which One Is For You?<br />Most people apply for a routine passport, meaning they apply through the mail and receive it within 4-6 weeks on average. Some need their passports quicker than the standard time. To figure out which one you need to apply for read here. http://www.us-passport-service-guide.com/expedited-passport-blog.html
Small Ways of Improving #Productivity<br />When it comes to production, #manufacturing companies seek whatever means necessary to expedite processes as much as possible. This allows businesses to complete more orders, earn more work and increase profits. Enterprise resource planning software can greatly aid in improving productivity in several different ways. Along with using an effective solution such as a #MicrosoftDynamics implementation, there are other small ways of increasing worker productivity that don’t require software implementations, though #ERP can help enhance them.   http://1jp.cc/s/tCcva
Passing used goods off as new<br />making a bad first impression <br /><br />Over the weekend, my monitor decided to die, so I purchased a new one from +CCL Computers on Monday and had it sent expedited delivery. It arrived yesterday. I was so excited because I'd been using a television-slash-monitor for the past couple of years, and this was a proper monitor with 2560 x 1440 resolution. [I'd been planning to upgrade, but was going to try and get at least one more year out of what I was using.]<br /><br />First thing that I noticed was that the box had been opened and re-taped shut. Once opened, I noticed that the stand was in the wrong place in the box and that the instructions had been stuffed into an odd place. Bags had been opened and re-taped shut, and—the cherry on the cake—the monitor was covered in some sort of greasy substance. I mean it was absolutely minging.<br /><br />I was gutted, but OH thought that there might be a chance that it had been opened and just set up for testing; that it was new, but some idiot had tried to clean it with some sort of silicon based product that had made a mess of the screen. So, we set to work cleaning it up. A lot of work and a large pile of cloths later, he had it near pristine, so I left him to finish it up while I phoned CCL for an explanation.<br /><br />I explained to customer service what I'd found, expecting to be told that it was a display model or some such (B-grade item passed off as new). That wasn't the case. It turns out it wasn't B-grade but actual used goods—the monitor had been previously sold and returned as faulty. CCL had tested it, re-boxed it, and sold it to me as brand new. Because it was used (and possibly faulty), the customer service rep went straight to a return option. The thing is, she wanted to have it picked up and tested before she'd agree to ship a new one. I found this completely unacceptable. They had sold me used goods as brand new. I felt that they had an obligation to provide me a brand new monitor as soon as humanly possible.<br /><br />Things got a little heated, but we were eventually able to come to a amiable compromise. She said that she couldn't authorise shipment until they had received the used one back, but she did agree to arrange a pick-up for this morning and, if I phone her once it's picked up, she'll arrange for expedited delivery of a brand new one straight from the supplier. If she keeps her word, I'll have a brand new one tomorrow. I still think that CCL was morally obligated to ship a new one out then and there, but distant seller regulations no longer have my back with that.<br /><br />So, here I am, at my desk writing from my laptop and waiting for the delivery guy  to show up. Customer service promised me that a CCL manager would phone me this morning, but I haven't heard from them yet. Considering the lack of ethics behind trying to pass a dirty, used monitor off as brand new, I am hoping for both an apology and some kind of compensation. [I would also love to see a new monitor arrive on the same truck that is picking this one up.] If that happens, I'll be happy to make amends and give CCL another chance at being my computer supplier (I'm looking for a new one). If it doesn't, this will probably be our first and last dance.<br /><br />#computer   #customerservice  
Oh man... Apparently some T-Mobile stores didn't get iPhone 6 shipments in today... at all.. and won't be getting them in tomorrow either. They've been instructed to go outside in the morning and inform the line of people that they will have to order it, but they'll get overnight shipping for free. How I imagine that line of people will react:<br /><br /><br /><br />Edit: the memo sent out:<br />Purchase Options<br />Before store open, a store leader should exit the store and begin engaging customers in line.  Let customers know that demand for this device has been very high and you have not yet received your shipment of devices.<br />Utilize the process on the Ship-to (Direct Fulfillment) page to have devices directly shipped to customers.<br />Note: All Ship-to (Direct Fulfillment) orders will be fulfilled for customers before stores are replenished.  This is the best way to ensure the customer receives a device as soon as they are available.<br />Inform the customer that expedited shipping for Ship-to orders and backorders processed this weekend will be free!<br />Check the Direct Fulfillment & Ship to Order Status page to set proper shipping expectations with the customer.<br />If customers are not interested in the Ship-to (direct fulfillment) purchasing option, or unable to purchase with a credit card, use theDevice Callback Tool to inform customers of available inventory.<br />Do not hold for customers<br />Do not prioritize activation customers over upgrade customers<br /><br />How to Respond<br />Leverage these statements to respond to customers<br />Informing Inventory Has Not Been Received: “Good morning!  Before we open I wanted to personally inform you that we have not yet received our shipment of the specific device you requested but we are expecting the shipment to arrive on Saturday.  Once we open, we do have the ability to order today and have the device shipped directly to you.  We apologize for this unforeseeable inconvenience.”<br />Providing Purchase Options: “I am very sorry for the inconvenience.  Customer demand for the iPhone 6 is extremely high with everyone hoping for the quickest way to get their device!  Inventory is limited everywhere which means that you will have the same experience in another store, on the phone, or the web.  In fact, device orders are fulfilled in the order in which they are received in all locations, so placing an order with free overnight shipping now is one of the best ways to get your new iPhone 6.  Is that something you would like to do today?”<br />Escalated Customer Situation: “I totally understand your disappointment.  This is the most highly anticipated device ever, so customer demand is extremely high.  We can ship your iPhone 6 overnight to you for free, which guarantees your place in line and saves you the time of traveling elsewhere.  Once your device ships, you’ll receive a notification including a tracking number, so you can track it on your own… no need to follow up.  Let’s get your order placed now.”
Portal name: Beach Tower<br />Santa Rosa Island, FL, USA<br />https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=30.392733,-86.765015&z=17<br />Status: Dangerous Portal Location; Unlawful; Unreachable by all reasonable means<br /><br />I have reported this to the Ingress site, but wanted to bring it here for expedited attention.<br /><br />This portal has encouraged wreckless and dangerous behavior this week. It supported a blocking link from the panhandle to Key West. Agents were brainstorming ways to get it down, including sneaking past the guard shack or circumventing fences by approaching from the water in a boat. It is currently unlinked thanks to special favors and agents in high places.<br /><br />Information about this portal's location: This portal is on Eglin Air Force Base, but not in a happy area. It's in a very protected [redacted] testing area, access strictly monitored. In order to access this area and this portal, one has to have a writ from a joint tactical ops officer and a very specific reason to be there. It's top secret. Because of this, there are signs all over the entrance and inside saying cell phones and photos are STRICTLY prohibited. This portal is several hundred yards away from being accessed in any way unless the above criteria are met.<br /><br />Please also note that the sign says it is unlawful to create an maps or graphic representations of this area. I believe the photo of the tower and the portal itself is not only dangerous, but unlawful. 
German Court Issues Temporary Injunction Banning Uber Ride-Sharing Service http://b4in.org/d82Z<br /><br />Uber, the rapidly-growing US-based online ride-sharing service, has been hit with a temporary injunction by a Frankfurt court prohibiting it from operating throughout Germany, various media outlets have reported.<br /><br />According to Ben Knight of The Guardian, the court rules that the mobile app and chauffeuring service violated that country’s Passenger Transportation Act. The injunction, which was issued following expedited proceedings, will remain in effect until a full hearing takes place and threatens Uber with a €250,000 (approximately $328,000) fine per ride.<br /><br />The case against the ride-sharing service was brought by Taxi Deutschland Servicegesellschaft (TDS), which operates an app that links smartphone users to registered taxi drivers, Knight added. The company claimed that Uber was not a legitimate service since its drivers lacked the proper permits, were not adequately insured, and were not subject to any oversight. A TDS representative said the company was “very happy” with the ruling.<br /><br />Arne Hasse, a spokesman with Frankfurt state court, told the Associated Press (AP) that the decision means that Uber cannot offer its services without a specific permit required by German transportation regulations. The ruling also comes after authorities in Berlin banned the service from operating in the nation’s capital due to safety concerns, the wire service added.<br /><br />In a statement, San Francisco-based Uber said that it would use “all legal means” to fight the case, and according to Christopher Williams of The Telegraph, the company vowed that it would continue servicing German customers in spite of the temporary nationwide ban and the threat of the hefty fines attached to that injunction.<br /><br />More  http://b4in.org/d82Z
DS is conquering MS.<br />Device Solutions is expediting the end of Multiple Sclerosis by sponsoring the Historic New Bern Ride this upcoming weekend.  In addition to putting our money where our hearts are, we are sending CEO Bob Witter out to do the actual cycling work.  Bob will bike 100 miles to create the tailwind necessary to eradicate MS.  We hope for cool weather, smooth roads, and strong gusts from the peloton.  Life takes on new meaning when it is supported from the seat of a bike.<br /><br />https://secure3.convio.net/nmss/site/Donation2;jsessionid=5DC64ADBDC9CA3672287FFB82AE03A64.app321a?idb=861221209&df_id=46760&FR_ID=23481&PROXY_ID=10100143&PROXY_TYPE=20&46760.donation=form1&s_src=boundlessfundraising&s_subsrc=bfDskFbPfDonor
Straight to the point, below are 8 rules in order to stay positive and live a stress free life:<br /><br />1- I must develop the power of not looking back in the past to read the old chapters of life again and again because I cannot go back to my past to fix things. Whatever has happened has happened. Now is the time to review the lessons learnt once and then focus on to improve my present and future.<br /><br />2- I have to stay away from negative souls which means I have to avoid spending time with people doing backbiting, criticizing, cursing, complaining, conspiring, corrupting and complicating.<br /><br />3- I have to stop judging others for their actions. I must mind my own business instead of interpreting their actions and commenting in negative way. Thinking and speaking about others pollutes my thoughts and steals my peace of mind.<br /><br />4- I must develop the habit of gratitude. Which means that at the end of each day I must refresh the fact that I am better than billions of the people of the world. Being healthy, not in debt, sleeping on the bed, eating 3 times a day and using internet are the great blessings billions of people don't enjoy. People possessing high level of gratitude strengthen positive powerful thoughts.<br /><br />5- I must spend time in reading QURAN & good books, visiting  Masjid on time for 5 prayers , surf  web sites on positivity ,  pages containing quotes and reading inspirational stories on daily basis. This will help remove negative impurities from my personality and empower my positive personality trait.<br /><br />6- I must stop being explosive and reactive to people and situations. I must stay positive about other's feelings and respect their opinions because every soul is unique in thinking so I should avoid imposing my thoughts to others. I must confess the fact that I can be wrong at times so understanding other's perspective be being empathic is very important for me to avoid building stress reducing my self-positivity-index.<br /><br />7- I must be positive about my circumstances even if they are not so good. I have to understand the fact that time does not stop so I have to start taking the necessary actions to expedite the change process. One thousand plans cannot be equal to the power of one great step taken right now!!!<br /><br />8-  I must focus on improving the quality of my thoughts because quality of thoughts determine the level of peace of mind.


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Congressional Panels Approve Fast Track for Trade Deal, With Conditions - New York Times



New York Times

Congressional Panels Approve Fast Track for Trade Deal, With Conditions
New York Times
The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday voted 25-13 on a bill that would give Congress the ability to vote yes or no on trade agreements, but without the ability to make amendments, over the next five years. ... A surprise addition from Senator ...

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Democrats' Frustration With Obama Boils Over As Trade Bills Advance - Huffington Post



Huffington Post

Democrats' Frustration With Obama Boils Over As Trade Bills Advance
Huffington Post
With it, the president would be able to use expedited procedures to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership with a dozen Pacific Rim nations and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with Europe. Together, those two deals represent about two ...
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Senate Panel Backs Trade Bill as Pelosi Supports New Version - Bloomberg



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Senate Panel Backs Trade Bill as Pelosi Supports New Version
Bloomberg
The Senate Finance Committee Wednesday night approved a compromise “fast-track” bill that would let the president submit trade agreements to Congress for an expedited up-or-down vote without amendments. The measure could boost ... With Pelosi's ...
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West End station officially opens without firefighters - Alexandria Times



Alexandria Times

West End station officially opens without firefighters
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The United States Needs a Drone Board - Defense One



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The United States Needs a Drone Board
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Shipping caught in the middle as Mediterranean crisis deepens - TradeWinds



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“The international community need to provide refugees and migrants with alternative means of finding safety without risking their lives by crossing the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats,” they said. Triton came into effect on 1 November 2014 after the ...

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Local health statistics shared - The Daily Progress



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They say 'testing' but that actually means they are killed to have their brains examined. “Surprisingly we had a greater than five times increase in gonorrhea cases last year,” Davis ... “If you get the chance to advocate for expedited partner therapy ...







Young Man's View: Believing In Bahamians? What Does Rubis Spill Show? - Bahamas Tribune



Bahamas Tribune

Young Man's View: Believing In Bahamians? What Does Rubis Spill Show?
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#The report said that while remediation efforts were appropriate for groundwater contamination, Rubis could have expedited its response to off-site impacts. #The revelation of information in the report speaks to the most obscene example of an ...

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PHOTOS: Newcomer Aldi aims to take a bite out of Richmond's grocery market - RVANews



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PHOTOS: Newcomer Aldi aims to take a bite out of Richmond's grocery market
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... move that saves the business a boatload of money on credit card processing fees. All of this, coupled with the fact that 95% of the store's selection is comprised of private label brands, means you're likely to save a lot, depending on what you buy ...

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Apple offers expedited Apple W...

Apple offers expedited Apple Watch order lottery to developers<br />=============================<br />Apple Watches are both everywhere and nowhere. Beyoncé and Karl Lagerfeld have theirs already. The first reviews are in. But you can't get one at an Apple Store until June, and online orders quickly slipped to that timeframe too.<br /><br />But if you’re registered in one of Apple’s developer programs, you may be able to jump forward in the queue to get an Apple Watch. The company sent email on Tuesday to developers teasing a “Special Opportunity for an Expedited Apple Watch Order” that could mean a guaranteed ship date of April 28 for a 42mm Silver Aluminum Case and Blue Sport Band—if you’re chosen.<br /><br />Quantities are limited, as expected, so developers who register at Apple’s website between now and April 23 at 10 a.m. Pacific will be entered into a drawing enabling them to purchase that model. Apple will notify the chosen few (or perhaps chosen many—we don’t know how many devices this special program covers) on April 23.<br /><br />After registering, developers also have the opportunity to withdraw from the program up until the 10 a.m. April 23 deadline. So developers, are you feeling lucky?<br /><br />Source: MacWorld<br />#MohamedMusthaque  

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Crowns R Us Dental Lab, Brea California<br /><br />Every dental clinic needs a dental lab that is focused on delivering the best in quality and service. What does it mean to have the best quality and service? It means your dental lab must offer a full suite of dental services, reasonable shipping rates for dental cases, and deliver dental cases on time. That's why Crowns R Us Dental Lab in Brea, California is here.<br /><br />You rely on your dental lab to do more than provide your patients with the best in dental implants and devices -- you depend on them to consistently deliver on your expectations. That's why you need a local dental lab in Brea, California that you can trust, like Crowns R Us .<br /><br />Given the number of dental labs in California, there is no reason for any Californian dentist to feel stuck with their current lab. If you are dissatisfied with your current dental lab, why not check out a new options? Make the switch to Crowns R Us …<br />If you are in need of an California dental lab, Crowns R Us Dental Laboratories in Brea may be the right choice for you. Whether you operate as an independent provider or are a member of a large clinic, it is essential that you have a dependable dental laboratory to process your work in a timely manner. If you already work with a dental lab in California and are considering switching to a different dental lab, here are a few reasons why Crowns R Us Dental Laboratories in Brea could be the right choice for you:<br /><br />Incredibly Fast Turnaround<br /><br />Crowns R Us Dental Laboratories in California is dedicated to fast turnaround times so your patients will not have to wait even one minute longer than necessary for their dental work to be completed. Dental cases are sent daily through FedEx overnight shipping, allowing dentists in California and nationwide to quickly receive their products. You can confidently schedule follow-up appointments with your patients knowing that your dental case will arrive within 7 days. No wonder so many dentists trust Crowns R Us Dental Laboratories!<br /><br />Expedited Shipping<br /><br />You can request expedited service for patients that simply don't have time to wait. Our 48 hour turnaround is ideal for those who need their smile and bite quickly returned to normal, whether for an upcoming wedding or business meeting.<br /><br />Digital Files for Faster Patient Satisfaction<br /><br />One of the benefits associated with this dental lab in California is that they accept multiple types of digital files. Scanners from 3M,  and 3 Shape are among those compatible with our database. This simplifies your ability to get the proper data to Crowns R Us Dental Laboratories in Brea, CA quickly and to assist your patients even faster.<br /><br />Constant Support<br /><br />Should you have any questions regarding the dental lab Californian dentists are switching to, you can contact our support team via telephone from 8 AM to 5 PM each weekday at 866.315.8338 or email info@crownsrus.net at any time. You will be provided with quick, friendly, professional answers to guide you towards making the right decision for you.<br /><br />Contact Crowns R Us Support<br />Contact Crowns R Us Dental Laboratories in California today and speak with a representative regarding your options. You will see why an increasing number of dentists in the California are choosing the no risk services offered.

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We’re all guilty of beauty bias – but few admit it<br /><br />Dubai’s #plasticsurgery   boom continues. Men are seeking surgery to remove their “CEO belly”, while girls as young as 13 are requesting plastic surgery. These developments, all recently reported in The National, underscore our growing obsession with physical appearance. Are we set to become a “#Beautopia”, a society of artificially enhanced Aphrodites and Adonises? Or, can we break free from our beauty bias and learn to accept our imagined imperfections?<br /><br />Each term, I give my female psychology students two essays to grade. Both essays are identical other than being attributed to different authors – Hazza or Ahmed. Each essay also contains a photo of its purported author. Hazza is classically handsome, while Ahmed is typically described as ugly.<br /><br />The students grading handsome Hazza’s essay award it, on average, a B. Meanwhile, poor Ahmed typically gets a C for the exact same work. Once the truth of the situation is made known, the students start to explain away their beauty biases. However, the point is made: physical attractiveness matters and more troublingly it matters in contexts where it really shouldn’t. A nip and a tuck might just shift your college grades in the right direction. It shouldn’t, but it might.<br /><br />In the criminal justice system, research suggests, attractive defendants are generally more likely to be acquitted, or given lighter sentences, than their less attractive counterparts. One of my students shared her own criminal justice anecdote, telling the class how a police officer, upon seeing her, ripped up the parking ticket he had just placed on her car’s windscreen. He then gallantly declared that he would never give a girl “like her” a ticket. So, a nip and a tuck might spare you a fine, jail-time even. It shouldn’t, but it might.<br /><br />Perhaps the idea that physically attractive people get a better deal is driving the increased demand for cosmetic surgery? After all, it’s handsome heroes who get to marry beautiful princesses, rescuing them from ugly sisters and even uglier stepmothers. But maybe if our beauty bias wasn’t so obvious and pervasive, we might start to feel more comfortable in our own sagging skins.<br /><br />But we are biased and consequently many of us are extremely uncomfortable in our own skins. Even if we are OK with our appearance, others might not be. I’ve heard of mothers who encourage young daughters to have cosmetic surgery in the hope of expediting marriage proposals, and friends who misguidedly advocate it as a means of preventing marital infidelity.<br /><br />And so we seek #cosmeticinterventions   cosmetic interventions hoping to find satisfaction in our newly acquired appearance. Unfortunately some people find only fresh disappointments and renewed appearance anxieties. If this cycle goes on long enough, psychiatrists might eventually label the condition body dysmorphic disorder.<br /><br />In BDD, the distress associated with imagined ugliness is best described as massively disproportionate. For example, a modestly attractive young woman, imagining herself to be hideously ugly, might avoid social interaction for fear of humiliation and embarrassment. If forced to interact, she will typically resort to camouflaging her imagined defects – oversized glasses, excessive make-up, baggy clothes. This sounds pretty common to me. Maybe a mild form of body dysmorphic disorder has become the norm.<br /><br />Around 50 per cent of BDD sufferers pursue #cosmeticsurgery   cosmetic surgery, and for most (98 per cent) attempts to improve their imagined defects fail. For such people, surgery offers little hope of relieving their appearance anxiety. With the correction of one imagined defect, they quickly become preoccupied with another imagined or exaggerated blemish.<br /><br />There are plastic surgeons from all over the world flying here to supply the demand. It seems wise to expend equal, if not greater, effort in understanding and addressing the issues that underlie the demand too.<br /><br />Justin Thomas is an associate professor of psychology at Zayed University and author of Psychological Well-Being in the Gulf States<br /><br />Thanks to #JustinThomas<br />#TheNational  

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WATER DAMAGE SCOTTSDALE, SCOTTSDALE WATER REMOVAL, EMERGENCY WATER REMOVAL SCOTTSDALE<br /><br />If you are experiencing a Scottsdale Water Damage are in need of emergency water removal or any restoration services, call Drypro now. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will arrive within 60 minutes of your initial call. When we arrive a supervisor and certified IICRC technicians will arrive to provide you with a free no hassle estimate of damages to your Scottsdale property.<br /><br />During the inspection, technicians will quickly identify all areas of moisture using non penetrating moisture meters and Flir thermal imagery technology. When dealing with water, its the water you can't see that causes  the most damage. If not identified and dried out promptly and correctly mold could start to grow in as little as 48 hours. One of the most important questions every technician and home owner should be asking themselves is, if this wall is wet, what is on the other side. Water travels through walls, carpeting, cabinets and insulation without hesitation and will likely wick up the structural material in a matter of minutes.<br /><br />If your Scottsdale Water mitigation company is not extracting the flooring or any standing water then they are leaving water behind and prolonging the drying process. It will take approximately 18 hours longer to dry a property back to pre loss conditions if water extraction was not performed.<br /><br />During the drying process air movers and dehumidifiers will be placed to help evaporate the moisture that is trapped inside of the drywall, flooring and cabinetry. A standard LGR dehumidifier will remove 31 gallons of water per day at AHAM. How much quicker could a truck mount or portable extractor remove it ? Minutes.<br /><br />That is why having a team of IICRC certified technicians are Drypro is something we pride our selves in. The most important time in your Scottsdale Water Damage is the first 24 hours of the initial service. This is when the class and category of the water damage is defined which dictates how the drying and restoration process will be handled. The class and categories of water damages are as followed:<br /><br />Category 1: Clean Water - This water originates from a source that does not pose substantial harm to humans. It may include broken water supply lines, sink overflows with no contaminants, appliance malfunctions involving water supply lines, melting snow, falling rain water, broken toilet tanks, and toilet bowls that do not contain contaminants or additives. If left untreated for 72 hours, Category 1 water becomes Category 2 water. This further enforces the fact that reaction time is a key factor when dealing with the various types of water damage.<br /><br />Category 2: Gray Water - Gray water contains a significant level of contamination. If humans consume this water, it has the potential to cause discomfort or illness. Category 2 water carries microorganisms and nutrients for microorganisms. Sources may include discharge or overflows from dishwashers, washing machines or toilet bowls (with some urine but no feces); sump-pump failures; seepage due to hydro static pressure; and broken aquariums.<br /><br />Category 3: Black Water - Category 3 water includes sewage and other contaminated water sources that enter or affect the indoor environment. Sources could range from toilet back flows that originate beyond the toilet trap to all forms of flooding from sea water, ground surface water, and rising water from rivers and streams. These types of water carry silt and organic matter into structures and create black water conditions. Whenever a sewage back flow occurs, the health of workers and occupants should be the primary concern. 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Drypro will act as the liaison between your insurance adjuster and yourself to insure a seamless and expedited experience and we offer direct insurance billing which means nothing out of pocket for you ! We will take photographs before, during and after all the work has been completed and will follow the insurance industry standards.<br /><br />All the work that Drypro will provide will be covered and approved 100% of the time to eliminate a distrustful and forceful experience. We update the insurance adjuster and carrier daily and will get the approvals necessary before a problem occurs.<br /><br />Only clean, state of the art Prochem Triad air movers will be used which only draw 1.2 amps but produce 2200 CFM's of air flow, in conjunction with the air movers Phoenix 200 HT dehumidifiers will be used.<br /><br />Remember to call Drypro first for your free Scottsdale Water Damage inspection 24 hours a day. 602.301.3592<br />#WATER   #WATERREMOVAL   #WATERDAMAGE   #waterdamagerestoration   #restoration   #FLOOD   #SCOTTSDALE <br />http://www.dryproaz.com/water-damage-restoration-blog-3<br />http://www.dryproaz.com/home/water-damage-scottsdale

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