Increase Your Visibility: Marketing Your Business With Your Trading Card Maker}

by f3U9jP ~ September 14th, 2017

Submitted by: Timothy Leary

When it comes to your business, you want to do everything you can to give yourself that edge you need to stay ahead of the competition. Having great visibility is one of those things. There is, of course, the obvious things to do: advertise, practice good business to reap the benefits of word of mouth, hand out your business card to everyone you meet, talk to people about what you do…. the list goes on forever. The only problem with these ideas is that everyone is using them. You want something different and the custom trading cards you can make with Your Trading Card Maker (www.customtradingcardmaker.com) can give you that edge.

With Your Trading Card Maker, the possibilities are endless with the front space for the picture and the back ready for you to fill in whatever information you want your clients and future clients to know. Here are some ideas to help you get your creative juices flowing on how it could help boost your businesss visibility:

Hospitality

Eateries can use custom trading cards to feature daily specials, take out menus and specialty foods.

Hotels can promote high-end rooms with custom trading cards including great photos and highlights of the special amenities.

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Real Estate

Make trading cards to showcase your listings. Have them available in your office and at open houses. The front will show a great picture of the property and the back has plenty of space for propertys specs.

If you fix up properties, use the trading cards to display the before and after shots of the house. Use the text space on the back to document the changes and highlight special features.

Retail

Use a custom trading card as a frequent shopper card.

If you sell specialty items, use the custom trading cards to market one-of-a-kind items.

Offer a personalized trading card to everyone who stops in during special events. (Hobby stores can use photos of the customers using the hobby items; motorcycle dealers can use a special edition cycle in the pictures; and, childrens stores can have the kids pose with their favorite characters.)

Trades

Use the cards to show the different kinds of work you do. Instead of handing out a business card that just has your name and number, give out a custom trading card that highlights more details about the type of work your potential clients are looking for.

General Ideas Great for Any Business

Make the trading cards magnetic so your customers can keep them handy and remember your business when they are in the market for your goods or services.

Get together with other businesses in your town or neighborhood and create collection of trading cards to deliver to new residents when they move in to the area: include cards that give information about the area such as parks and recreation, local government offices, area churches and businesses that will be of interest to them such as banks, auto mechanics and specialty stores.

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Pick 6 Strategies Learn How To Win Today!

by f3U9jP ~ September 13th, 2017

By Chris Malcolm

The Pick 6 Lotto is one of the most famous lottery game. It is because it is very easy to play and the prize is huge. Many people have been longing to get that jackpot prize using Pick 6 strategies. You have to admit that you are one of them. It may seem hard but there are Pick 6 strategies that are made by Gail Howard.

Here are some Pick 6 strategies which are included on her book with the title “Lottery Master Guide”. Yes, the numbers are picked in random order. The game administrators assure you that they don’t use tricks on every draw. However, these randomly selected numbers construct an arrangement which we can use to win New Jersey Pick 6 Lotto. With further studies of more than 160 different Lotto games around the world since 1955, Gail Howard has come up with an inconceivable law: “That which is MOST POSSIBLE happens MOST OFTEN. That which is LEAST POSSIBLE happens LEAST OFTEN.” The main strategy that would lead to fortunate selection of numbers is using the probability method. If your favorite six-number combinations has been out of luck for many times, it is time for you to let go and search for the most probable combination that can make you win the Pick 6 Lotto.

The Odd-Even Lotto number tips and High-Low Lotto number tips are also Pick 6 strategies you can use. The Odd-Even Pick 6 strategy works by choosing mixed combination of odd and even numbers. It is rare to have an all odd or all even combination in a single draw. The best combinations are to have four odd and two even numbers, three odd and three even numbers, or two odd and four even numbers. One of these combinations are said to appear in the draw by 80 percent chance. The High-Low Pick 6 strategy is usually formed by all the numbers. Like in Pick 6 Lotto, which you have 49 numbers for each box, you will have to divide it in two parts, the high numbers and the low numbers. For example, the numbers 1-25 would be in the group of low numbers, the numbers 26-46 will be in the group of high number. The combination of all high numbers and all low numbers are also seldom drawn. You will have to mix three high and three low numbers, four high and two low numbers, or two high and four low numbers. This will give you 78 percent chance of winning.

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The next Pick 6 strategies are the Lottery Number Group Strategies and the Lotto Number Sum Advice. These Pick 6 strategies both recommend you to use a lot of paper. In Lottery Number Group Strategies, you will research on the past winning numbers and then write it down. Then you will notice a number that has been commonly part of the six-number winning combination. For an instance, if most of the times the numbers 4, 9, 12, 17, 30, 45 are present on the draws you should start using these numbers to win. In the Lotto Number Sum Advice, you will have to choose six numbers. Once you are sure of the six numbers, you will then to do an addition of these numbers. If the total is within 115 and 185 you will have more than 70 percent of the chance to win the jackpot.

There are more Pick 6 strategies that Gail Howard has shared. It is all included in her book. Her strategies are all studied and proven to your raise your shot to win.

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Gay Talese on the state of journalism, Iraq and his life

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Gay Talese on the state of journalism, Iraq and his life
by f3U9jP ~ September 12th, 2017

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Gay Talese wants to go to Iraq. “It so happens there is someone that’s working on such a thing right now for me,” the 75-year-old legendary journalist and author told David Shankbone. “Even if I was on Al-Jazeera with a gun to my head, I wouldn’t be pleading with those bastards! I’d say, ‘Go ahead. Make my day.'”

Few reporters will ever reach the stature of Talese. His 1966 profile of Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, was not only cited by The Economist as the greatest profile of Sinatra ever written, but is considered the greatest of any celebrity profile ever written. In the 70th anniversary issue of Esquire in October 2003, the editors declared the piece the “Best Story Esquire Ever Published.”

Talese helped create and define a new style of literary reporting called New Journalism. Talese himself told National Public Radio he rejects this label (“The term new journalism became very fashionable on college campuses in the 1970s and some of its practitioners tended to be a little loose with the facts. And that’s where I wanted to part company.”)

He is not bothered by the Bancrofts selling The Wall Street Journal—”It’s not like we should lament the passing of some noble dynasty!”—to Rupert Murdoch, but he is bothered by how the press supported and sold the Iraq War to the American people. “The press in Washington got us into this war as much as the people that are controlling it,” said Talese. “They took information that was second-hand information, and they went along with it.” He wants to see the Washington press corp disbanded and sent around the country to get back in touch with the people it covers; that the press should not be so focused on–and in bed with–the federal government.

Augusten Burroughs once said that writers are experience junkies, and Talese fits the bill. Talese–who has been married to Nan Talese (she edited James Frey‘s Million Little Piece) for fifty years–can be found at baseball games in Cuba or the gay bars of Beijing, wanting to see humanity in all its experience.

Below is Wikinews reporter David Shankbone’s interview with Gay Talese.

Contents

  • 1 On Gay Talese
  • 2 On a higher power and how he’d like to die
  • 3 On the media and Iraq
  • 4 On the Iraq War
  • 5 State of Journalism
  • 6 On travel to Cuba
  • 7 On Chinese gay bars
  • 8 On the literary canon
  • 9 Sources

Shoppers World hosts arts event

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Shoppers World hosts arts event
by f3U9jP ~ September 12th, 2017

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Shoppers World in Brampton, Ontario, Canada asks its visitors to “look up, look way up” this October.

The Highway 10 and Steeles Avenue mall is encouraging Bramptonians to paint a ceiling tile for charity this summer, for their upcoming “Looking Up to the Arts” event. The tiles should represent either what Brampton means to you, or the arts in Brampton.

Anyone can paint a tile for the event by buying one at the customer service desk for $5. Once tiles are completed and returned for the event, participants receive a gift certificate for $5. The ceiling tiles must be finished and returned by October 7.

The tiles will be auctioned off at the end of the event, with money going to the Brampton Arts Council.

Local dance, music, theatre and visual arts group will perform and promote at the mall’s event, which will be held from October 12 to 22.

This isn’t Shoppers World’s only celebration of the arts. The mall is the permanent home of the Artway Gallery, a community exhibit space on the west side of the mall. Organized by Visual Arts Brampton, the space allows anyone in the community to exhibit publicly.

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‘Top Model’ winner Jaslene Gonzalez on her career and being a Latina role model

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‘Top Model’ winner Jaslene Gonzalez on her career and being a Latina role model
by f3U9jP ~ September 12th, 2017

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Jaslene Gonzalez is not your typical model. She rose to fame after winning Cycle 8 of America’s Next Top Model, and since then, has been aggressively tapping into the fashion industry. As a result of her Latin background, Gonzalez has been successful at marketing herself both in the English-speaking and Spanish-speaking worlds. However, Gonzalez is much much more – a fighter, a humanitarian, and a good Latin granddaughter.

Born in Chicago to a Latina mother, and a Puerto Rican-born father, Gonzalez had, in many ways, a typical U.S. Latino experience – her tight knit family, grandparents, and spirituality played an intrinsic part in her upbringing.

“I went to an all-girl Catholic school and grew up with tons of family…..My family was very close knit and supportive. They were involved in my life everyday. So there was so much joy in every little occasion…..Every Sunday we would go to my grandmother’s house where we [the family] would hang out together….We enjoyed being around each other and being together,” states Gonzalez.

Her grandfather was the director of a local dance group, Viva La Gente, which Gonzalez credits with impacting her life positively.

“I was a dancer for 12 years and life revolved around dancing. I was a very active girl, and was always involved with my grandfather’s dance studio. The whole family was. My aunts, my cousins – everyone took part in performances and were involved in the group…That’s how we spent our summers, and we looked forward to being outside, dancing salsa, hip hop, merengue,” states Gonzalez. Through her involvement in the dance studio, Gonzalez’s horizon was broadened significantly, and her humanitarian streak began to deepen.

“We were always constantly traveling. We traveled to Mexico to poor villages where we gave performances to give back to the community,” said Gonzalez.

Ironically, ANTM gave her the opportunity to overcome her own difficulties and to further help those in need. “I went in there, without knowing that I was in an abusive relationship. They were the ones that brought that up to me…they felt I was emotionally destroyed, they wanted me to get support,” commented Gonzalez. While the ANTM staff was supportive, she also credits her life long dream for helping her get out of the abusive relationship.

“Having a dream and having a goal in life, is the most important thing I did in my life. Because of that I maneuvered my way to that dream. I knew I was better than that, I wanted to be happier,” stated Gonzalez.

Soon after winning ANTM, Gonzalez became a spokesperson for Liz Claiborne and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and began traveling the country reaching out to women.

“We had several meetings, and they asked me to be a spokesperson. I was so happy and blessed to help women, to have that title. It’s something I want to do, besides modelling….I enjoy sharing my personal experiences because I can educate them, but I can also save someone’s life. It’s something precious, it’s a gift,” stated Gonzalez.

Abuse is not the only obstacle Jaslene has had to face. Growing up Latina had its own set of difficulties. “Being a minority is a challenge no matter what,” states Gonzalez.

However, Gonzalez also states that being a Latina has many positive aspects in regards to her profession. “As a Latina, you have the advantage of being a Latina. Not only do you have this corporate job, but you can relate to many groups as a person.”

When asked if the fashion industry forces Latina models to change certain aspects about themselves, she remarks that she focuses on always staying true to herself. “Modeling is a difficult job because of what you go through. 80% of the time it’s a no…When I go in, I go in like me, I don’t have to change anything. Any time I get a chance to show who I am, I do. I am a Spanish girl, trying to pursue my dreams. I try to be the best I can be,” remarked Gonzalez.

It is that same confidence and will to succeed that she seems to appreciate in other woman. “I find women beautiful. I find a girl with no makeup, not worrying about her style and appearance, I find that sexy. I find confidence beautiful…Its so simple. It’s being natural and confident,” said Gonzalez.

As a role model, she has two key pieces advice that she offers women: nurture your mind with positive thoughts, and identify and foster the principles in life you value.

It is not surprising to see why Gonzalez’s family is proud of her. “My family is so funny. They are so happy. I’ve never seen them so full of life. My mom acts like she won. My grandmother screams ‘mi flaca‘ every time she sees me. They are so proud. Especially my grandparents. I was practically raised by them. To see them see you so happy and successful, there couldn’t be a better feeling,” said Gonzalez.

She adds that her grandparents would be extremely happy if she appeared on Cristina, the Spanish-language talk show whose host is referred to as “the Spanish Oprah Winfrey.”

In the coming years, Gonzalez plans to continue on the path she is on. She wants to continue gracing magazine covers, as well as dedicating herself to helping young teens develop self growth and esteem. “Every time I wake up, God gives me the opportunity to be a better me…Life gets better as it goes by.”

This is the third in a series of articles with America’s Next Top Model contestants.

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Things To Know About Medical Credentialing Services}

by f3U9jP ~ September 10th, 2017

Submitted by: Mike Wilson Mike Wilson

With the changes that have taken place in the health industry it is necessary to verify the credential of the professional in this field. Confirming the veracity of doctors is possible with the help of medical credentialing services and it has proved effective.

Today it is necessary for every doctor to have a copy of medical credential to confirm that the doctor has the required knowledge to carry out practice in this field. Whether a doctor carried out treatment in the hospital, in a clinic or in a private chamber, it is necessary to hold medical credentialing to render treatment in a seamless manner. What exactly is the meaning of medical credentialing: To collect information on this field, you have to do some research and the reasons for which medical credentialing of the doctor has become a necessity. As a patient, you can also ask about credentialing of the doctor when you visit a clinic.

Things to know

In some states Medical credentialing services are active and information about doctors is available on the INTERNET. If you intend to visit a doctor, you can find out the credentials of doctors from the internet itself. However, the emergence of these services has not only proved effective for the patients but the doctors as well. When a doctor holds credentialing, it becomes easy to get payment from the insurance carrier. Thus, doctors can provide effective treatment to the patients without charging a huge fee. In addition to this, patients trust those doctors that hold medical credentialing. Furthermore, doctors get the opportunity to choose a specific according to the services offered to the patients.

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Benefits of credentialing

Medical credentialing specialists have a role to play when it comes to authenticating the medical training and education as well as obtaining verification of the board. Along with this it is necessary for a medical credentialing specialist to confirm whether there is a criminal record against the doctor or charges of malpractice. The information provided by the doctor is verified by the committee or the board which is in charge of it. In fact, the credentialing specialist not only saves time of clinics and doctors when it comes to recruiting doctors but allow the patients to get better treatment which is the primary reason for verifying the credentials of the doctors.MDofficeManager provides Medical credentialing services at an hourly rate or by a monthly fixed cost per provider. We can perform all of the credentialing processes or share the responsibilities with you.

The last tip

It is necessary for hospitals and clinics to avail the services of medical credentialing specialists as it saves the time and effort of the staff to a great extent. When patients come for treatment in a hospital or a clinic, it becomes easy for the staff to provide information about the specialists that can provide the right treatment to them. The purpose of credentialing is to make the health care industry a better place and to provide more effective services to the patients.

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Canadian woman faces 234 counts of double-doctoring

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Canadian woman faces 234 counts of double-doctoring
by f3U9jP ~ September 10th, 2017

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Brampton, Ontario woman Wendy Grant, 41, is facing 234 charges of double-doctoring after obtaining prescriptions for 6000 pills. The Ontario Provincial Police also charged her with fraud charge after allegedly obtaining false prescriptions for a narcotic, that were fraudulently billed to the Ontario Drug Benefits Plan.

From February to May, Grant obtained pills from 28 doctors and 22 pharmacies in Peel and Halton regions.

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia defines “double doctoring” “as a situation where a [person] seeks or obtains a prescription for a controlled drug or narcotic from more than one doctor to treat the same condition for the same period of time.”

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Altered HIV a potential cancer treatment?

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Altered HIV a potential cancer treatment?
by f3U9jP ~ September 10th, 2017

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 At UCLA, a team of researchers has developed a harmless version of HIV that is designed to seek out, and potentially destroy, cancer cells.

In a laboratory-mouse experiment, the treated cells headed directly for melonoma and lung cancer cells, clustering around them with a surprising level of intuitiveness. Gene therapy for cancer has been at an impasse for the last 20 years, said the team, but now an effective carrier has been found in the most unlikely of sources. Essentially, one of the world’s largest health threats is now being considered to fight another.

Says Dr. Irvin Chen, from UCLA’s AIDS Institute, “The disarmed AIDS virus acts like a Trojan horse, transporting therapeutic agents to a targeted part of the body, such as the lungs, where tumors often spread.”

First the virus’s coating is removed and the virus is reprogrammed so that it recognizes and attaches to the p-lipoproteins of a cancer cell, one of cancer’s primary defenses. The retro-virus was also altered with a fluorescent protein for easy tracking within the lab mice. The next step will be to graft a cancer-killing gene onto the modified AIDS virus’s genetic structure.

Currently, a case of melanoma skin cancer spreading to the lungs is a confirmed death sentence. Should this method of treatment improve into a workable treatment, both life-threatening cancers and the AIDS retro-virus could be effectively neutered. But the team cautions that the treatment is in the very early stages and will take several more years to develop.

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Ukraine opposition candidate Yushchenko is suffering from a Dioxin intoxication, doctors say

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Ukraine opposition candidate Yushchenko is suffering from a Dioxin intoxication, doctors say
by f3U9jP ~ September 10th, 2017

Saturday, December 11, 2004

VIENNA – Doctors from the Rudolfinerhaus clinic in Vienna say “there is no doubt” Ukrainian opposition leader Victor Yushchenko was poisoned with Dioxin.

Yushchenko’s body had about 1,000 times more than the normal concentration of the toxin. It is unknown if there were any other poisons in his system.

Although it has not yet been proven that the poisoning was deliberate, doctors suspect it was. “We suspect a cause triggered by a third party,” said Michael Zimpfer, head doctor at the Rudolfinerhaus clinic. He suggested the poison may have been administered orally, through food or drink.

Today’s announcements are a follow-up of an earlier press conference, where Dr. Korpan that there were three hypotheses under consideration, one of them involving dioxin. He did not reveal what the other two hypotheses were. Dr. Michael Zimpfer, director of the Rudolfinerhaus clinic emphasized that time there was no proof yet to specify the substance causing the illness.

Yushchenko left Kiev on Friday (2004-10-12) for further examination in Vienna. When Yushchenko fell ill on October 6th, Ukrainian doctors had initially diagnosed food poisoning, leading to speculation that he had been poisoned deliberately. The illness has disfigured Yushchenko’s body and face which doctors say could take up to two years to heal.

He fell seriously ill on the September 6th, during his presidential campaign. Yushchenko was taken to the Rudolfinerhaus clinic of Vienna, where he stayed for four days under Dr. Korpan’s care. He was diagnosed with “acute pancreatitis, accompanied by interstitial edematous changes.” These symptoms were said to be due to “a serious viral infection and chemical substances which are not normally found in food products” as his campaign officials put it. In laymans terms, he developed an infection in the pancreas and got a bad skin condition that disfigured his face with cysts and lesions. The skin condition has similarities with the chloracne associated with dioxin posioning according to a British toxicologist John Henry.

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Wicker Rattan Furniture: What Is Rattan?}

by f3U9jP ~ September 8th, 2017

Submitted by: Jared Winston

Every field has an epitome, the one thing that is considered to be the finest example of what that particular field is capable of. In many cases, there are a number of different possibilities that compete for this title. For instance, in the world of the culinary arts, one might argue that fillet mignon is the height of culinary potential, while others might go with a fine caviar, and still others might opt for an extravagant desert. Most importantly, it would be highly difficult to say for certain that any one option is any more viable than the others, as it is largely based on personal preference.

In other fields, though, there are rather more definite lines drawn in the sand when it comes to what is considered the finest of their particular fields. These, however, are usually rather specific areas to begin with. For instance, when you consider furniture that is made out of wicker, the height of this field is most certainly wicker rattan furniture. Now, if may seem like a rather unimportant accomplishment for wicker rattan furniture to be so popular in such a limited context, but do not allow that to blind you to the true potential of the material.

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Of course, there is a fairly good chance that you are unaware of the potential of wicker rattan furniture for an entirely different reason, namely that you have no idea what rattan actually is. Well, fear not, a simple explanation can put you in the know, and perhaps give you a look at that makes this material so useful. Rattan is simply a type of plant that tends to grow in eastern tropical climates. It is, at first glance, a rather useless seeming plant, as most species of rattan cannot even stand on their own, but have to rely on larger plants for support.

However, once you put a little work into it, the rattan is an absolutely ideal material for furniture making. The surface of the rattan stalk can be taken away and used for more finely woven pieces (although it is not hardy enough to be used in actual wicker.) The stalks themselves, however, are the parts that are woven into the wicker, as rattan has stalks that are, in some ways, very similar to bamboo, in both appearance and flexibility.

Of course, rattans can be used in order to make other types of furniture than simply wicker rattan furniture, as the thicker varieties of rattan stalks can be cut up and used like any other type of wood for furniture construction. However, its most useful application is still most likely the making of wicker rattan furniture, as that is where it is at its best. Its durability makes it the ideal material for making wicker furniture, as does the fact that it is so remarkably lightweight. However, its natural beauty is most likely the asset that makes it most suitable for use as furniture making material, as it would be difficult to find woods which look better in even a raw form.

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