Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013 @ Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore #hotel #singapore

#dover park hospice

#

Events

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013

You may also like

Just as sunflowers always look toward the rays of the sun as their source of life, some 700 guests at the Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball pledged their support for hospice care and raised more than $1.1 million over an evening of sharing, entertainment and fine dining.

You may also like

Dover Park Hospice Flower Power Ball 2014Jul 31, 2014 / Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Bulgari Marina Bay Sands Grand OpeningJul 18, 2014 / Marina Bay Sands

Vihari Sheth’s Baby ShowerJul 12, 2014 / The St. Regis Singapore

Thank you for subscribing to the Singapore Tatler newsletter!

Singapore Tatler





Minneapolis SharePoint 2013 Training #sharepoint #2013 #training, #sharepoint #2013


#

Minneapolis SharePoint 2013 Training

Accelebrate’s on-site SharePoint 2013 training classes are taught at sites throughout the Minneapolis area and other Minnesota locations.

SharePoint 2013 is the latest version of Microsoft s server platform for document sharing and collaboration. In 2013, new features are introduced for branding, Business Connectivity Services, business intelligence, eDiscovery, identity management, mobile, records management, search, social networking, and web content management.

At Accelebrate, we pride ourselves on tailoring our SharePoint training classes to your audience(s), goals, and actual environment. Please consider these outlines a starting point; we encourage you to contact us to have a SharePoint course customized for you.

Contact us to see how we can provide onsite customized Minneapolis SharePoint 2013 training for your team.

Get a Quote

For private, customized training for 3 or more people.

Understanding SharePoint Roles: Are you confused about the difference between an end user versus a site owner, or a site collection administrator versus a web farm administrator? Our SharePoint 2013 Roles Guide can help! We offer courses for everyone in your organization, including everyone in your organization, including end users, developers, designers, site owners, site collection administrators, and server administrators.

In Minneapolis and elsewhere in Minnesota, we have trained for:

  • Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Data Recognition Corporation in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
  • DCM Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Intertech (MN) in Eagan, Minnesota
  • Merrill Communications, LLC in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Merrill Corp. in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • PLATO Learning in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Tastefully Simple in Alexandria, Minnesota
  • US Postal Service – Eagan, MN in Eagan, Minnesota
  • Young America Corporation in Norwood Young America, Minnesota

Here is feedback from a past student in Minnesota:

Course is just what we needed to jumpstart our new development efforts!

Chris Hammons, Merrill Corp. St. Paul, Minnesota


Configure DAG Witness Server in Exchange 2013 #exchange #2013, #dag, #witness, #ha


#

Configure DAG Witness Server in Exchange 2013

Database Availability Group (DAG), a high availability feature for Mailbox servers in Exchange 2013 requires a witness server to maintain a Quorum. Quorum is used by Windows Failover Clustering feature which uses voter count to sustain/function the cluster. In Exchange 2013, DAG can use two different modes of Quorum, Node and File Share Majority (used when DAG is configured with even number of nodes) or Node Majority (used when DAG is configured with odd number of nodes). You must configure DAG Witness Server in Exchange 2013 to make Mailbox server highly available.

Configure DAG Witness Server in Exchange 2013

You have to configure witness server even though you have odd number of nodes in DAG knowing the witness server won t be used in this case. Witness server is only used when the cluster needs to maintain the quorum (vote counts). Whether witness server will be used or not, you must configure it. If the Exchange roles are separately installed then, Microsoft recommends to configure CAS server to become witness server as part of DAG configuration. If both roles are installed in same machine, then any other server that s member of domain controller can be used as witness server. You can use domain controller as witness server but it is not recommended. Similarly, a DAG member can not be configured as witness server.

As shown in figure above, FILE server will be configured as witness server for Mailbox DAG.

Step 1: Make sure file server role is installed in the witness server.

Step 2: Now logon to File server with local Administrator account. Add Exchange Trusted Sub System group to the local Administrator group as shown below.

Step 3: Now create a shared folder. Here, I have created a shared folder called WitnessShare in C drive.

Step 5: Create a DAG. Now, go back to EAC and create a new DAG. You can now specify the witness directory (shared folder) as shown below.

This is how you can configure a witness server and create a DAG .

You may also like –

  • Pre Stage DAG Cluster Name Object (CNO) in Exchange 2013
  • Configure DAG in Exchange 2013
  • Install Exchange Cumulative Update 2 in Exchange Server 2013
  • Setup Email Forwarding in Exchange 2013 Mailbox
  • Configure External and Internal URL in Exchange 2013
  • Setup Public Folders in Exchange Server 2013
  • Configure Database Replication in Exchange 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST First Ride – Feature – Car and Driver


#

2013 Ford Focus ST

“You see how you can play with the back end going on or off the throttle?” asks Jost Capito, who is clearly having fun. Inside Ford’s European proving ground near Lommel, Belgium, the director of Global Performance Vehicles is drifting through the corners of the handling track in his latest ­project, the Focus ST, adjusting the car’s angle of attack with the right pedal. We notice that when Capito gets back on the gas, the rear of the car comes back into line. In most front-wheel-drive cars, this move would provoke understeer. But the Focus ST is unlike most front-wheel-drive cars.

The Focus ST is also a work in progress. Ford invited us to Belgium to witness the late stages of the car’s development. What’s left to do at this point is the fine tuning, the detail work that separates a great car from one that’s merely good. Under the hood lies Ford’s direct-injected, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, bookended by redesigned intake and exhaust systems. U.S.-market output figures have not been announced—it doesn’t go on sale here until late 2012—but the engine makes 247 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque in Europe.

Rest assured, our figures will be close. According to Capito, every car in every region will be the same, with the same engine, the same suspension, same tires, same brakes. This is a departure from stand­ard Ford protocol, but Capito has a knack for navigating around the bureaucracies that are typical of large companies. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because this German has as much motorsports experience as a Schumacher. He ran Red Bull Sauber’s F1 campaign from 1998 to 2001. Before that, he headed Porsche’s racing efforts. And before that, he won the truck category in the 1985 Paris–Dakar rally. A story that speaks to his racer’s ingenuity: In the previous Focus ST (an offshoot of the not-for-the-U.S. second-generation Focus), he wanted higher-quality top-grain leather for the steering wheel, but internal regulations forbade this, even for a specialty car. Learning that perforated leather requires the use of the better cowhide, Capito made a new request for perforated leather that circuitously granted him his steering wheel.

2013 Ford Focus ST 5-door (test mule)

The new ST’s tiller will be very close to that of the old car’s, says Capito. “I like a simple steering wheel. It’s something I have to keep the designers away from.” The wheel is connected to a variable-ratio rack that is slower in the middle and quicker on the ends. (Common to Porsches, this is the only such application in Ford’s current lineup.) In between is electric power assist, which is the heart of the car’s torque-steer-compensation system. When the system senses an imbalance of torque to the front wheels, it reduces the steering assist in the direction the steering wheel would normally be yanked. The result, we’re told, is similar to that of the Revo­Knuckle strut from the previous Focus RS (a 300-hp Focus also never seen stateside) but without the extra cost and weight of the advanced strut design.

The Global Performance Vehicle division’s mission dictates that every vehicle, including the Focus ST. must be profitable. So changes from the regular Focus are applied economically. The 12.6-inch front brake rotors, 1.7 inches larger in diameter, are gripped by new calipers, but the front suspension is largely unchanged with the exception of spring and damper tuning. At the rear, the main revision is how the ends of the anti-roll bar attach to the suspension. Instead of the standard Focus’s connection to the lower suspension links inboard of the coil springs, the ST links the bar directly to redesigned knuckles. The outboard connections improve the anti-roll bar’s effectiveness because the outer ends of the bar move more in concert with wheel motion.

The only major interior change is the availability of Recaro seats, which offer excellent torso and shoulder support but are still easy to enter. The Focus ST comes with an Active Sound Symposer system under its hood to pipe engine noise into the cabin. The “active” part involves a butterfly valve to control the noise level so that the engine is barely audible in sixth-gear highway cruising, then becomes louder when you get on the gas.

2013 Ford Focus ST 5-door (test mule)

In the interest of economies of scale, the intercooler is from the Ford parts bin, as are the automatic grille shutters found on the fuel-sipping Focus SFE. In the ST, the shutters help turbo cooling at high speeds. The Focus ST uses the same brake-based electronic Torque Vectoring Control (eTVC) found on lesser Focuses. Purists will see this as an electronic Band-Aid, especially because the system is always active to support high-speed cornering, even with the stability control fully switched off. But as far as we can tell, the system works. It’s what allows ­Capito to bring the ST in and out of a drift through corners and lets Ford get away with such a tail-happy chassis setup.

On the subject of persistent traction assistance and electromechanical antidotes to torque steer, Capito thinks these are fine on a daily driver like the ST. It wouldn’t be appropriate on a more extreme car like the old RS, which sacrifices comfort for perform­ance. He offers the comparison: “The ST is like a dolphin, and the RS is like a shark.”

So how does this dolphin swim? At this point in its development, quite well. For ­comparison, Ford has assembled the previous Focus RS, a Renault Mégane RS, and a Volks­wagen GTI. All are driven around the high-speed oval, on various re-creations of worldwide roads, and on the handling track. The ST’s true bogey is the 200-hp GTI, which is the bestselling hot hatch in numerous markets and an enthusiast icon.

Renault Mégane RS, VW GTI, 2013 Focus ST (test mules)

The more powerful ST should be quicker than the VW—we predict a 6.1-second 0-to-60 time—while returning similar fuel economy. The GTI’s brilliance transcends the numbers; from the passenger’s seat, though, it looks like the Focus ST trumps the VW in most categories. Directional changes feel sharper, and the front end tracks true even under power. Whereas the ST exhibits some playful back-end slip, the rear of the GTI stays planted, which is a less entertaining way to get around a corner. The Focus is comfortable and not just because of the better seats. It’s hushed at high speed and handles bumps with minimal suspension and tire noise; pockmarked road surfaces and high-frequency bumps are filtered out.

And yet Capito’s team isn’t finished. He admits that there’s room for more steering feedback. And that the shifter isn’t quite right yet, as it doesn’t have the solid feel of the previous ST’s. The engine note sounds slightly artificial and lacks any turbo clues. He agrees that the occasional sound of a blowoff-valve release would be appropriate and that he wants more low frequencies coming through the sound tube to give the tone more weight.

But as we said, these are the final touches. Even so, we’re left to guess at a lot, including the Focus ST’s price. Given the constant references to the GTI, we think Ford will try to stab VW in the heart and come in at $25,000—nearly identical to the price of the GTI five-door. If we’ve learned anything from the peek into Ford’s development process, it’s that Capito’s team is fiercely competitive and already on the right track. Until we get a proper drive, we’re left to speculate, but our hunch is that the Focus ST will be a force to be reckoned with.


Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013 @ Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore #motels #in

#dover park hospice

#

Events

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013

You may also like

Just as sunflowers always look toward the rays of the sun as their source of life, some 700 guests at the Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball pledged their support for hospice care and raised more than $1.1 million over an evening of sharing, entertainment and fine dining.

You may also like

Dover Park Hospice Flower Power Ball 2014Jul 31, 2014 / Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Bulgari Marina Bay Sands Grand OpeningJul 18, 2014 / Marina Bay Sands

Vihari Sheth’s Baby ShowerJul 12, 2014 / The St. Regis Singapore

Thank you for subscribing to the Singapore Tatler newsletter!

Singapore Tatler





Big Bend Hospice Celebrates 30 Years – Tallahassee Magazine – May-June 2013

#big bend hospice

#

Big Bend Hospice Celebrates 30 Years

Big Bend Hospice goes beyond basic end-of-life care with programs for music therapy, respite care, camps and bereavement services.

The region s Hometown Hospice is 30 years old, but Big Bend Hospice has grown over the decades to a $15-million-a-year operation offering services and programs well beyond what hospices normally provide. International acclaim and the years of awards tell us that whatever the original team set out to do, it was done and continues to be done right.

Hospice programs care for patients whose illnesses no longer respond to treatment, providing medical and emotional support to allow the family to make the best of their time with their loved one. The hospice movement in the United States started in 1974. A few years later, a handful of Tallahassee leaders, including Dr. and Mrs. Al McCully and Dr. Jim Beck, decided to bring hospice services to North Florida. After receiving state permission to provide hospice care in eight Big Bend counties Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla Big Bend Hospice began offering services in 1983.

Sharon Davidson, Big Bend Hospice s public information specialist, reflected that the way the organization started is very special: Some of the nonprofits here started in Leon, and then started expanding out. We were right there from the get-go. Thirty years in each of these eight counties.

Big Bend Hospice s focus continues to be providing compassionate, neighbor-to-neighbor care throughout its service area. With an office and advisory council of community leaders in each county and geographically segmented teams, the organization ensures services are completely in tune with each community s needs, and carried out by friendly, familiar faces. They also keep funds separate and local, ensuring money raised in one county provides facilities and care to that county only.

In the beginning, Big Bend Hospice served fewer than 50 patients, with only three employees most work was done with the assistance of volunteers. Last year, they served 1,741 patients with a total staff of 173. And this year, the nonprofit has already expanded to 231 employees. In addition to a growing staff and reach, the organization has vastly expanded its scope above and beyond requirements.

If you come to me and say, I need hospice for my mom, I don t just assign you a person and that s it. You get a team, said Davidson.

This team would include a patient s doctor, hospice nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, music therapists and specially trained volunteers.

Core hospice services are usually covered by Medicare and Medicaid, but not everyone qualifies for this financial assistance, and the special programs, such as music therapy and chaplains, are not covered under these. Because of this, Big Bend Hospice started a foundation in 1996 to provide financial support for hospice programs, making them available whether or not a family is able to pay.

Music therapy is not required, but Davidson maintained it is one of the most important services offered, and that their internationally renowned music therapy program initiates moments of unity, happiness or understanding for families dealing with difficult situations.

Additionally, Big Bend Hospice makes sure to provide help across its community whenever possible. In late 2012, when Taylor County experienced the back-to-back deaths of two teens in car accidents, the organization sent its bereavement team to help the community and worked with the media to provide a resource for that grieving community.

The organization s volunteer program is both essential and renowned. With more than 450 volunteers, Big Bend Hospice s program is recognized as one of the best in the area. Recognized as the Volunteer Group of the Year by the Tallahassee Democrat, the program trains local citizens, patients friends and neighbors to perform many tasks, including light housekeeping, meal preparation, talking with patients and staying with a patient who will pass away in less than 24 hours.

Davidson explained that these programs are what make Big Bend Hospice special they represent the organization s drive to provide the best care possible to patients in a difficult transition.

Since the inception of a basic, skeleton hospice team, over 30 years we ve grown into an all-encompassing team, definitely offering more than what s required, and that includes the enhancement of our bereavement team. We ve come a long way.

Bereavement services at Big Bend Hospice are diverse. The requirement under hospice guidelines is to provide some sort of bereavement service to a patient s family during the 13 months after the patient s passing (anything from sending quarterly cards to offering the occasional bereavement session).

Families in the Big Bend also have access to a full-time bereavement staff. Monthly specialized sessions, including a grief and loss session and a suicide loss session, combined with The Caring Tree Program, which focuses on children and teens, are available not only to patients families, but to anyone in the service area who has suffered a difficult loss in the family and needs help coping. Camp Woe-Be-Gone is another program that allows children and teens to get away, with access to art and music therapy, and also helpful interaction to deal with loss.

While these supportive services can be provided anywhere a patient calls home, some patients need 24-hour medical supervision. In these cases, the patients may move to Big Bend Hospice s Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House, located here in Tallahassee. This home-like, 12-room facility provides transitional care from hospital to home, advanced pain control, respite care and proper attention when a patient s condition is such that the caregiver can no longer provide for his or her needs at home.

The Hospice House includes private rooms with home-like furnishings, each with overnight accommodations for one guest. The house also features a children s playroom, open spaces for families to gather, a Reflection Room available for quiet meditation, a garden and professional hospice staff who can provide required interventions for the patient and/or their families.

We are the hometown hospice, Davidson said. We are the resource for those coping with death the go-to organization for those dealing with a very difficult situation.

This will continue, according to Big Bend Hospice Chief Executive Officer Cathy Adkison, despite the changing landscape of health care with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She explained that Big Bend Hospice is ready for the changes, and is confident about the direction it will take as baby boomers become the organization s next generation to receive treatment. The organization has recently launched the PEACE Project, which addresses the end-of-life planning needs baby boomers will face before a potential healthcare crisis.

The future of hospice care is bright, she said. The need for hospice care will continue to rise as baby boomers age. Boomers are experiencing the chronic illness and death of their parents and peers. Big Bend Hospice provides the kind of care boomers want. Care provided in their home. Care that is individualized specifically for them. Care provided at a substantial cost savings compared to mainstream medicine.

Related Articles





Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013 @ Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore #half #price

#dover park hospice

#

Events

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball 2013

You may also like

Just as sunflowers always look toward the rays of the sun as their source of life, some 700 guests at the Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Ball pledged their support for hospice care and raised more than $1.1 million over an evening of sharing, entertainment and fine dining.

You may also like

Dover Park Hospice Flower Power Ball 2014Jul 31, 2014 / Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Bulgari Marina Bay Sands Grand OpeningJul 18, 2014 / Marina Bay Sands

Vihari Sheth’s Baby ShowerJul 12, 2014 / The St. Regis Singapore

Thank you for subscribing to the Singapore Tatler newsletter!

Singapore Tatler