school isn’t just for learning

By | May 29, 2014

Teaching isn’t just from books, it’s preparing kids for the real world. I work in an office with a lot of young-fresh-from-college kids that can’t handle the simple dress codes here. Kids have to learn they can’t always dress how they want in the real world and be a respectable adult. Sorry kids but unfair dress codes are a part of life you have to get used to, better do it now when the penalty is a little trouble in school instead of unemployment. By the way, how much individualism and self expression is there in a played out 15 year old trend that everyone and I mean EVERYONE that has been in high school in the last 15 years has taken part in. Kids aren’t expressing themselves when they sag their pants their following a trend, which is the EXACT OPPOSITE of individualism. What exactly are they trying to express? That they can dress just like everyone else? Their already conforming they just don’t know it yet. We can’t let high school age kids decide the rules base on what they think is fair, are you kidding? So teach the kids when they grow up, they may have to wear cloths they don’t want to wear, that responsibility / respectability isn’t always fun. Most importantly teach them that there are a lot better outlets for self expression and CREATIVITY then following someone else’s trend. I have never, nor has any other adult, meet an employer outside fast food that does consider how an applicant presents themselves in an interview – welcome the the real world.

Hmmm, that sounds a bit familiar, only it was with a different teen subculture. If I remember correctly, the original goth and emo kids at school dressed and acted that way, along with listening to “emo/goth music” while expressing anxiety and depression with their reason being, they were the nonconformists. When the emo/goth trend suddenly became popular around 2006-07, every 13 to 16 year old has been trying to copy the look, resulting in messy hair, overdone makeup, and wearing all-black clothing. Thank god it eventually went away though! But yeah, the person above me has made a good argument.

Well, I disagree :P.

I’m sure there is pressure in school to conform, but that shouldn’t be used as an argument to take away all of their freedom of choice as to what they should wear. Just because there are examples of trends doesn’t mean that’s all thats involved in freedom of expression…people should have the right to buck the trend, start a new trend, choose who they want to be. You’ve just picked out one negative example, but there’s a lot more to fashion than you give it credit for. Although I understand that this law will target only specific clothing styles, I still think its wrong because unless it adversely affects students learning, its really up to them.

Also I’m not saying let the high school kids decide whats fair or right to wear, but I did say that the simplest solution is just to inform them on the importance of a dress code in business, so that they can change their clothes for that situation. You say that people have trouble adapting to the dress code…I mean its the students loss. If they can’t understand something as simple as a dress code, do they really deserve to work on a level that is more intellectually challenging than that simple decision? I mean surely you and other perfectly normal people sometimes dress in sweat pants at home, or wear some shabby old clothes that you wouldn’t wear to work. You wouldn’t make the argument that people have to get used to a dress code, so they should wear a suit and tie at home all the time! Different situations allow for different dress codes, and school simply isn’t a place where you have to dress in formal business attire.

There are other outlets for creativity and self-expression, but just because they exist shouldn’t mean that we should close the “lesser” outlets. Also who are we to make the decision? Fashion is extremely important to some people, some make a career around it (i.e. fashion designers).

Your last argument actually goes against what you’re saying…you say that you’ve never met an employer outside of fast food that considers how an applicant presents themselves…I’m dubious about this, according to the many employment guides and counselors I’ve talked to, but if you stand by that then you should be arguing that dress code doesn’t matter in school because presentation is irrelevant. Although perhaps you mean just the interview, although I’d think thats the most important part. said, “You wouldn’t make the argument that people have to get used to a dress code, so they should wear a suit and tie at home all the time! Different situations allow for different dress codes,”

Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple Inc., could dispute that. Have you ever seen him or his colleagues were suits or even any kind of uniforms to work, excluding retail store employees? No, Steve wears whatever he wants (black turtleneck sweater, blue jeans, sneakers, glasses) because he likes to. “We’re Apple. We Don’t Wear Suits. We Don’t Even Own Suits.” Lol, the understatement of the decade.

My apologies, that last part of my last post was a typo, I should have typed “does NOT consider”. I know from experience apple does in fact have a dress code, I’ve been there. It’s lenient, but they are still expect that employees be presentable – specifically no sagging pants or relieving clothing. No ones talking about putting all the kids in public high schools in suits and ties, what Florida is enforcing here is nothing more then the basic expectations in 99% the adult world….. Steve Jobs may not ever wear a suit but he does take great care in how he presents himself – fitted jeans, turtle neck (tucked in), black belt, clean sneakers. Not a three piece but still kind of conservative. Point is I’d bet cash you can’t see anybodies underpants in the apple board room.


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Athletes prepare for 2012 Summer Paralympics at the Paralympic Fitness Centre

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Monday, August 27, 2012 

London, England — As Paralympians ready for the Games which are set to open later this week, they have access to a world class fitness center inside the Paralympic Village which is designed to maximise their pre-Game preparations.

According to volunteers staffing the center, instead of being a single large room, as in Beijing, the building has numerous rooms. It, along with the adjacent Village Services Centre, is designed to be converted into a school after the games conclude. Rooms have been structured as a gym, an auditorium, and science laboratories.

Gym equipment is supplied by Technogym, an Italian firm that has supplied gym equipment for the Olympics since 2000. Equipment has been provided not just for for the Fitness Centre, but for gyms at all the Olympic venues. The newest equipment is oriented toward maximum flexibility, allowing athletes to exercise the particular muscles that they most require for their sport.

In addition to the equipment, the Fitness Centre also provides instructors trained in the use of the equipment, the likes of which athletes from many countries have never seen before. There are also a number of instructors available to provide motivational training.

2007 Taipei IT Month: Gaming industry battle from high-definition AV market to recreation and sports

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 

As the 2007 Taipei IT Month went to the 6th day yesterday, different & multiple marketing battles took place in it. In fact, not only laptop and desktop computers, but also the gaming industry. They battled from high-definition AV-medias to applications on recreation and sports not only in Taiwan but evidently in Japan while some new gaming platforms launched recently.

Recently, partners from Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 launched and announced several games for different gamers. But following to the upgrades, on some gaming platforms and FPD manufacturers promoted their products on Full HD and HDMI features, gaming developers should change plans to upgrade their tools to fulfill requirements on upgraded platforms.

As Wii became another hot topic besides on Xbox 360 & PS3 and was focused by some consumers after Nintendo launched Wii started from Wii Sports, “XaviXPORT”, a sports gaming platform imported to Taiwan on October and spoken by movie star Jackie Chan, became a strong contingent for Wii. According to Heng Leong Hang Co., Ltd., a sales manager was interviewed by Rico Shen who said: “Currently, companies from gaming industry often considered on sense of AV-medias, this firmly brought profits for platform companies. However, health condition for several modern people may go bad to worse if they don’t realize the importance and concepts on healthy. For example, some gaming companies with small-business scale in Japan had considered an important factor with ‘enjoyment and healthiness’, that’s why some similar platforms battled in the recreation and sports industry. The best practice is a battle recently between Wii Sports & XaviXPORT.”

It can’t be ignored that the gaming market brought opportunities for developers. But currently in the presence, a multiple battle from the gaming industry competed not only “what a consumer will buy” but also in the FPD markets and recreation & sports industries.

A driving simulation with GT series game by Sony PS3.Image: Rico Shen.

The XaviXPORT console.Image: Rico Shen.


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Technical Innovation In Forex Hosting Features

By | May 24, 2014

Submitted by: John Steffen

Many leading Hosting organizations providing Forex VPS and dedicated hosting services, today announced the availability of

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Why You Should Enroll In Singing Lessons After Retirement

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Submitted by: Sarah C. Tan

For some people, attending singing lessons or any other classes after retirement seems a ludicrous idea. They think that retirement is just a time where you stay at home and feel bored. There are actually a lot of things you can do after you have stopped working which can help you be productive, without the need to earn money to survive. For instance, some retired people prefer to travel, while others start gardening.

If you have missed a lot of things you wished to do when you were younger, it is still not too late to rediscover these things. For instance, you may not be able to attend singing schools when you were a lot younger because you have a lot of work to do. But since you do not need to work now, and you have no children to take care of; you have the chance to attend classes on singing.

You Have a Lot of Time

Many people who are of pre-retirement age are scared and anxious about retiring because they will have a lot of spare time. They are scared because they will feel useless and unproductive without their previous duties and tasks. If you want to be still prolific, without worrying too much about stress and expectations, enrolling in singing lessons after retirement is an ideal activity.

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Lessons a few times a week can give you something to look forward to. You can also set mornings as your practice time so as to have a fixed schedule for your day. This way, you will still feel productive just as if you were still working, sans pressure and stress.

You Have the Money

If you have saved enough while you were working, you will have a lot of savings when you retire. Retirees do not usually have to worry about making more money. At this time, your children should have finished schooling and are already working. Some retirees have a lot of money to spend, so they often go on vacations and trips to other countries.

However, you just need a modest amount of money to enroll in singing schools. There are a lot of options you can choose from in terms of learning how to sing. You can either learn in private or group classes. You can also choose between learning in school and from home.

You Need not Prove Yourself Anymore

Singing lessons can bring pressure if you are doing it to become a professional in the music industry. However, learning how to sing can bring different benefits to students. It can be a meditative activity which helps lessen chances of depression and stress. There have been a lot of studies which have proven the benefits of singing to a person s well-being.

Many older people like attending choirs in church and singing gospel songs. While others like to perform for their family and friends. Singing without having to compete can help you relax and at the same time share your talent with other people. Enrolling in singing lessons after retirement can be a rewarding, relaxing, and stress-free activity.

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Importance Of Outsource Medical Billing And Coding Services

By | May 17, 2014

Submitted by: Dpro Technologies

Outsourcing medical billing services India is the main solution for those who want to make their medical and healthcare industry more efficient. The medical industry finds a tremendous boom & popularity in the modern age and becoming the most expensive industry in the world.

Outsourcing medical billing services India is the main solution for those who want to make their medical and healthcare industry more efficient. The medical industry finds a tremendous boom & popularity in the modern age and becoming the most expensive industry in the world. With this increase growth, more and more physicians are looking for affordable options to manage their outsourcing business.

As health care industry strives to achieve greater operational efficiency, the role of medical billing company is getting more significance. Nowadays, the health care industry are increasingly outsourcing their medical billing functions to such companies thus reducing the billing and coding related infrastructure and manpower costs, and improving their revenues. This medical billing and coding services endures increased revenue and provide better services to the clients.

Outsourcing has become more popular in recent times as health care facilities finds it difficult to carry out the billing processes owing to billing errors. These problems can be resolved by the specialist or the outsourcing companies. The common billing problems include manual data entry mistakes, errors in coding, missed charges, delay in claim submissions and rejected claims.

The service providers help the client by outsourcing insurance verification, recording of patient charges, insurance collections, tackling insurance appeals on unpaid/improperly paid services, claim submission, and payment posting.

They customize the processes in such a way that their individual client s needs are met, combine various strategies to deliver quality results, keep track on any changes in insurance company s regulations and update the clients to fetch a better package, provide complete set of compensation solutions by delivering proper claims, employ knowledgeable & experienced professionals who have in-depth understanding in latest technologies and functions in the area of medical billing. They not only help in cutting the operational cost but also provide better administration.

When Medical Billing Outsourcing Is Required?

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Medical billing processing is a process where medical professionals can make claim for the payment of services provided. To improve the efficiency, outsourcing is done by this medical billing company.

* Access Specialized Expertise & Resources

* Reduce & Control Operating Costs

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Most of the healthcare industry seeks the services of the medical billing outsourcing which involves the hiring of billing professionals. The outsourcing professionals will act as a consultant for doctors and assist the clients in handling all medical billing needs, coding practices and preparation of fee structure. Medical billing processing is a process where medical professionals can make claim for the payment of services provided.

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Ecommerce A Powerful Tool For Developing An Ecommerce Website

By | May 15, 2014

Submitted by: Jason Carly

Ecommerce is the most powerful tool for the business owners to develop their business through on-line marketing. Ecommerce can be viewed from prospective point of view for developing the business and creating a brand name for them. The transactions are done on-line so, products and services can be utilized from any part of the world through on-line marketing. This saves the company’s time and they can perform better to keep a pace with the competitive market.

. Instani provides Ecommerce Solution to various clients, which quickly and easily allows them to set up an Ecommerce store. Our expert staff helps them with various applied strategies so; they can easily sell their products and services on-line. Your search is just a click away and you can consume your dream products and services at your door-step.

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Ecommerce has widened the possibilities for companies to establish their brand name globally through the on-line marketing. It helps the company to build a brand image through qualitative link building strategies. The main intension behind making the Ecommerce user friendly website is that, the business owner can easily market their products and services through the on-line marketing across the globe with minimum efforts. This can be helpful to them for retaining their clients for a long time. It all depends upon the companies whether, they are able to provide right solutions at the right time or not.

The web design company should keep in mind all possible factors which can easily effect the image and reputation of the client company. The main purpose of Ecommerce is to generate on-line business for the client company and help them to earn revenue on their expenditures. It has proved to be a boon to the industries because the companies can easily do their business on-line and establish their brand name in the world market.

Instani has a clean record of delivering that thing, which the client demands, up to their fullest extent. Ecommerce website is the most innovative tool utilized by our expert staff to fulfill the respective clients needs. Opening an on-line store with the user-friendly Ecommerce website serves the clients purpose of doing on-line transactions while trading.

The web design company when use some effective techniques to create the Ecommerce user friendly website, the client company’s than only can understand the importance of Ecommerce website optimization. It all depends upon the web designer how to convert the company’s website in to Ecommerce website and at the same time making it more updated, attractive and cost-effective. Keeping the website updated in the cut-throat-competition is quite a challenging job as the technology changes every day. To keep a pace with the competitive market ,the company’s should hire the best web designer to do the modification of their Ecommerce website in a proper manner.

They should get a better technical support from the company’s end to fulfill the on-line visitors demand. They should use rich content with effective keywords, to attract more visitors on-line and expand their horizons globally. This will help the company to increase their page ranking in Google or Yahoo and at the same helps the company to earn a high rate of return on their investments.

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A Lifelong Dream Of Vacation In India Is Fulfilled By Landing Here

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Submitted by: Swati Rawat

The fact remains if you want to celebrate holidays just by sitting in the four walls of the home; it is not worth and can be a waste of time. When you plan to spend the vacation in India, it proves to be one of the most vibrant, fascinating, diverse and exciting events in your life. India is truly a dream destination for the global tourists and the wonderful experiences you can have in this exotic nation will not only recreate magic in you but also among your family as well as friends. India has assumed the honor of one of the most multidimensional countries if the world and the nation is a real enigma that is truly mystical and captivating. You not only have one way but many ways to get that feel while you keep your foot in the splendid nation. Indian vacation will indeed be captivating for you and it will be a real thrill that you will never forget in your entire life.

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India is blessed to have a vast expanse and because of this, you are lucky to have the glimpse of some of the breath taking destinations in this country. Keeping this thing in mind, the vacation in India will be an incomparable experience which will put a fine imprint on your mind till you are alive on the face of the earth. India has got everything on the face of the earth, it can be the tranquil cum antique temples and sand washed beaches or the mountains on which the white snow is shining. When you have the glimpse of the green hills of the wonderful Himachal Pradesh or the scintillating Ganges water, it is really an experience that will fill the heavenly aroma in your life. You will be fortunate to have some of the adventure water sports in Ganges which is also considered one of the most sacred rivers in India.

The fact of the matter remains that India is a country which is quite vast and if you want to understand the country in a complete manner, you will have to first of all understand the cultural legacy and the history of the country. The states of India reflect the milestones of the historical era; be it the Portuguese influence that is reflected in the architecture of Goa or be it the influence of the Rajputs and the Mughals that marks an impact on the forts and Palaces in Rajasthan. When you look at the overall diversity of the country, you will really have an experience that is truly soothing and mesmerizing to you. One of the beautiful holiday destinations in the country is Lakshadweep. If you seem to be a lover of water sports and maritime explorations, this island is the best for you. Also, you cannot miss the pristine Kerala backwaters. It is advised to have the trip through the vacation packages in India. You can also have a wonderful shopping experience in India because it is a land of art and craft. You get some of the best items in the world here. Vacation in India can be fruitful and memorable.

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