How To Find Devices Connected To Your Wifi Network #how #to,find #devices,wifi

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How To Find Devices Connected To Your Wifi Network

As we all know that, wifi is now used by lots of people and almost everyone is having their own personal wifi connection. However, you don t have much option to know who’s connected to your Wi-Fi network. So, we are going to share an easiest way that will help you find devices connected to your WiFi network. Go through the post to know about it.

T oday we are here with the cool trick that is How To Find Devices Connected To Your Wifi Network. Lots of people now use wifi, and almost everyone has their personal wifi networks. However, sometimes other person knows your password and can use your wifi network, and with that, your bandwidths get divided, and your network speed gets slow. So to overcome this, we have a cool method that will help you check out all the device that is being currently connected to your wifi network. So have a look at the complete guide below.

How To Find Devices Connected To your Wifi Network

The method is very simple and depends on a cool tool that will work on your PC and will scan all the devices connected to your wifi network. Just follow up the below steps to proceed.

Steps To Trace All The Devices Currently Connected To Your Wifi

Step 1. First of all in your Windows PC download and install the cool tool to scan devices at wifi network that is Wireless Network Watcher . Once you installed, you will see the screen like below.

Step 2. Now connect to the wifi network in which you want to check the connected devices and launch the tool on your PC and click on Start Scanning

Step 3. Once you clicked on Start Scanning, you need to wait for few seconds until it finishes the search for your connected devices on your Wifi Network

Step 4. Now you will see the list of all the devices with their IP address that currently being connected to your device.

That s it now you can check out the owner of that IP address and can trace that person.

Using SoftPerfect WiFi Guard

SoftPerfect WiFi Guard will alert you if your network is used without your knowledge. WiFi Guard is a specialized network scanner that runs through your network at set intervals and reports immediately if it has found any new, unknown or unrecognized connected devices that could belong to an intruder.

Step 1. First of all, you need to download and install SoftPerfect WiFi Guard on your computer and run it.

Step 2. Now you need to go to File and then select the option Settings

Step 3. Now enable the last three options

Step 4. Now click on Scan Now.

Step 5. If any unrecognized device connects with your WiFi network, it will notify you.

Using Fing IP Network Scanner

You need to download the Fing IP Network Scanner to access the superfast and reliable Network IP and Wi-Fi Analyzer on a Windows Machine. This is actually not a tool, like SoftPerfect Wifi Guard this actually works in a command line which will give you the MAC and IP address of all connected network. Lets know how to use it.

Step 1. First of all, you need to visit Fing.io and then need to download and install Windows- IP Network Scanner on your Windows computer.

Step 2. Once installed you need to right click on the Fing from the start menu and then select the option Run as administrator

Step 3. Now you will see the screen like below, here you need to select the option Discover. So, you need to type D and then hit the Enter button.

Step 4. Now it will ask you to select the network that you want to monitor by selected the assigned letters. Simply select the network that you want to scan.

Step 5. Now you will be asked to select how many rounds. Simply select 1 to continue.

Step 6. Now you will be asked some more questions like do you want to discover domain names, do you want the output in Log or text, which format do you prefer etc. simply select all according to your wish.

Step 7. After selecting all, you will be asked: Do you execute it now here you need to Type Y to continue.

Step 8. Now it will scan for the network and you will find the output file on the desktop.

That s it! You can now see all the connected devices to your Wifi network.

So above is all about How To Find Devices Connected To Your Wifi Network. With this method, you can easily trace out all the device that being currently connected to your wifi and stealing your wifi network. Hope you like this, do share with others too. Leave a comment if you have any related queries with this.

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Visual Basic Tutorial Lesson 37: Adding Menus for Your Application #free #visual

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Lesson 37: Creating Menus for Your Applications

The menu bar is the standard feature of most Windows applications. The main purpose of the menus is for easy navigation and control of an application. Some of the most common menu items are File, Edit, View, Tools, Help and more. Each item on the main menu bar also provides a list of options in the form of a pull-down menu. When you create a Visual Basic 6 program, you need not include as many menu items as a full-fledged Windows application. What you need is to include those menu items that can improve the ease of usage by the user. There are two ways to add menus to your application, using the Visual Basic’s Application Wizard and or the menu editor.

37.1 Adding Menu Bar Using Visual Basic’s Application Wizard

The easiest way to add a menu bar to your application is by using Visual Basic’s Application Wizard. This wizard allows the user to insert fully customized standard Windows menu into his or her application. To start using Visual Basic’s Application Wizard, click on the Application Wizard icon at the Visual Basic new project dialog box, as shown in Figure 37.1 below:

Figure 37.1: New Project Window

When you click on the VB Application wizard, the introduction dialog box will appear, as shown in Figure 37.2. As you are not loading any default setting, just click on the Next button.

Figure 37.2

After clicking the Next button, the interface type dialog box will be displayed, as shown in Figure 37.3. There are three choices of interface available for your project. As we currently not creating a Multiple Document Interface (MDI), we choose Single Document Interface (SDI). You can also type the project name in the textbox below, here I am using MyFirstMenu.

Figure 37.3

Clicking the Next button wiill bring up a list of menus and submenus that you can add them to your application. Check to select a menu item and uncheck to unselect a menu item as shown in Figure 37.4. Let say we choose all the menus and click next, then you will get an interface comprises File, Edit, View and Help menus, as shown in Figure 37.5

Figure 37.4

Figure 37.5

When you click on any menu item, a list of drop-down submenu items will be displayed. For example, if you click on the File menu, the list of submenu items such as New, Open, Save, Save As and more will be displayed, as shown in Figure 37.6

Figure 37.6

Clicking on any of the dropped down menu item will show the code associated with it, and this is where you can modify the code to suit your programming needs. For example, clicking on the item Open will reveal the following code:

Figure 37.7

Now, I will show you how to modify the code in order to open a graphic file and display it in an image box. For this program, you have to insert a Image box into the form. Next add the following lines so that the user can open graphic files of different formats.

Filter = Bitmaps(*.BMP)|*.BMP|Metafiles(*.WMF)|*. WMF|Jpeg Files(*.jpg)|*.jpg|GIF Files(*.gif)|*.gif|Icon Files(*.ico)|*.ico|All Files(*.*)|*.* .

Then, you need to load the image into the Image box with the following code:

Also set the Stretch property of the Image box to true so that the image loaded can resize by itself. Please note that each menu item is a special control, so it has a name too. The name for the menu File in this example is mnuFileOpen.

The Code

When you run the program and click on the File menu and then the submenu Open, the following Open dialog box will be displayed, where you can look for graphic files of various formats to load it into the image box.

Figure 37.8

For example, selecting the jpeg file will allow you to choose the images of jpeg format, as shown in Figure 37.9.

Figure 37.9

Clicking on the particular picture will load it into the image box, as shown in Figure 36.10 below

Figure 37.10

37.2: Adding Menu Bar Using Menu Editor

To start adding menu items to your application, open an existing project or start a new project, then click on Tools in the menu bar of the Visual Basic IDE and select Menu Editor. When you click on the Menu Editor, the Menu Editor dialog will appear. In the Menu Editor dialog. key in the first item File in the caption text box. You can use the ampersand ( ) sign in front of F so that F will be underlined when it appears in the menu, and F will become the hot key to initiate the action under this item by pressing the Alt key and the letter F. After typing File in the Caption text box, move to the name textbox to enter the name for this menu item, you can type in mnuFile here. Now, click the Next button and the menu item File will move into the empty space below, as shown in Figure 37.11:

Figure 37.11

You can then add in other menu items on the menu bar by following the same procedure, as shown in Figure 37.12 below:

Figure 37.12

When you click Ok, the menu items will be shown on the menu bar of the form.

Figure 37.13

Now, you may proceed to add the sub menus. In the Menu Editor, click on the Insert button between File and Exit and then click the right arrow key, and the dotted line will appear. This shows the second level of the menu, or the submenu. Now key in the caption and the name. Repeat the same procedure to add other submenu items. Here, we are adding New, Open, Save, Save As and Exit.

Figure 37.14

Now click the OK button and go back to your form. You can see the dropped down submenus when you click on the item File, as shown.

Figure 37.15

Finally, you can enter the code by clicking on any of the submenu items.





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Tips – Send Email with attachment of any format #sap,abap,tips,tutorials,email, #any #format,

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Send Email with attachment of any format

By Amit Bisht, Infosys

Target Readers: SAP ABAP developers with basic knowledge of Report Programming, Classes and Methods.

Keywords: Email Body Design, Creating Attachment and Classes ( CL_DOCUMENT_BCS ).

Purpose of the document: Step by step procedure to learn how to send an Email with attachment of any Format.

1. The method used here for creating and Emailing an attachment is very lucid i.e. the user does not have to bother about the format of the file. which he needs to send as an attachment, as the below method requires only the file-path and the receiver’s Email ID(s).

2. SAP has provided a variety of features for sending an Email to an external ID which are dependent (limitation) on the file formats of the attachments.

3. Many a times there is a requirement where in we need to send the data from a SAP to external Email IDs. If we are sure about the Attachment format, we can easily figure out the best suited Function Module (SAP has provided) and its parameters required to achieve the functionality, for the attachment to be Emailed.

4. This method of sending Email accepts any format of the Attachment i.e. it can be directly used to attach and send any kind of an Attachment via Email.

Steps involved Emailing the Attachment:

Uploading the document (to be E-mailed) to SAP.

  • Framing the body of the Email.
  • Creating the Attachment.
  • Sending the Email using Classes and its Methods.

  • 1. Uploading the Document to SAP:

    For uploading the document to SAP, function Module ‘GUI_UPLOAD’ is used with the below mentioned input parameters i.e. filename, file-type.

    The document data should be uploaded in Binary Format ; hence an internal table (T_MAILHEX in this case) of SOLIX type (Binary data, Length 255 characters) is used to hold the data uploaded into SAP. Once the internal table is populated with the document data it can be used to create the attachment and send it via Email.

    2. Framing the body of the Email:

    In order to Frame the body of the Email we can create Text Symbols with the texts to be used in the body of the Email.

    Once Text Symbols have been created we can populate them into an Internal Table of type SOLISTI1 (Single List with Column Length 255) in the sequence, in which they should appear in the body of the Email.

    1. In the below read Statement we are reading the entire text pool into the Internal table TL_TEXTPOOL of type TEXTPOOL.

    2. Internal table T_CONTENTS can now be populated with the Text symbols as per the sequence of the Texts (or sentences) required in the mail body.

    “Key” above refers to the Text Symbol.

    Once the body of the Email is ready (Table T_CONTENTS is populated) we proceed further towards creating the Attachment using the data in Internal table T_MAILHEX (populated in the step-1 above).

    For creating the Email we need to use the Method Create_Document of Class CL_DOCUMENT_BCS which requires parameters as follows:

    1. i_type: Document Class, here we are using HTML format for creating the mail body (i.e. “HTM”).

    2. i_text: Data to appear in the body of the mail, (T_CONTENTS data).

    3. i_length: Length of the document (Mail Body).

    4. i_subject: Subject of the Email.

    3. Creating the Attachment using Classes:

    Now to create the attachment we use the data uploaded to SAP in Point number 1 (uploading data to SAP) and method ADD_ATTACHMENT of the class CL_DOCUMENT_BCS as below.

    1. i_attachment_type: Extension of the file.

    2. i_attachment_subject: Subject of the Attachment.

    3. i_att_content_hex: Data (of the Document to be attached) uploaded to internal table T_MAILHEX in point number 1 (uploading data to SAP).

    4. Sending the Email using Classes:

    Finally, after creating the mail body and the attachment we can send the Email using SEND method of Class CL_BCS.

    Where in, the result of the method (whether the mail is sent successfully or not) is captured in the parameter result.

    Some useful Tips about HTML:

    1. ‘ FONT face=Arial size=2 ‘. is used to set the Font and Size of the text in the Email.

    2. ‘ br ‘. is used to insert a new line.

    3. ‘ A href= www.irctc.co.in ‘. is used to start a Hyperlink in the Email body.

    4. ‘ /A ‘. is used to end a hyperlink.

    5. ‘ nbsp;’. is used to give a space in between two texts in the mail body.

    6. For more information on HTML please visit the link http://w ww.w3schools.com/

    You can also attach Audio and Video files using the above method but there are some size constraints (i.e. if the data is huge, by the time it is converted into binary format, the session might terminate).

    Below, I have attached a demo Program for sending attachment of any format via Email.

    Click here for the report Program for attaching and sending files (any format) via Email.

    Text Symbols used in the above Example:

    001 Please enter at-least one file name

  • 002 Error in reading file for upload
  • 003 Approval Mail Sent Successfully
  • 004 Approval Mail Not Successful
  • T01 Attachment Detail
  • T02 Reciever’s EmailID
  • T04 You can change/add the Text here by changing/adding the text elements and the code.
  • T05 For giving spaces between texts, you can use HTML Keyword: nbsp .
  • T06 For Ex; Employee Numbers:
  • T07 For more information on HTML, Please visit:
  • T08 Email with Attached document

  • Selection Texts used:

    S_MAILID Email ID

    I have only attached the Screen Shots of the Test Emails (so that the document size won’t increase)

    1. A PDF Attachment with Embedded images

    2. MP3 Attachment

    After reading this tutorial you should be able to:

    · Use classes to attach and send Email.

    · Attach a file (of any format) and send it via Email.

    · Explain briefly about the various HTML key words which can be used to Format the Email body.

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    Moving around #vim #tips #wiki,vim,moving #around,moving #to #matching #braces,vimtip47,vimtip49

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    Moving around

    created 2001 complexity basic version 5.7

    You can save a lot of time when navigating through text by using appropriate movement commands. In most cases the cursor keys are not the best choice.

    Here are some basic movement commands that may help you acquire a taste for more:

    e Move to the end of a word. w Move forward to the beginning of a word. 3w Move forward three words. W Move forward a WORD (any non-whitespace characters). b Move backward to the beginning of a word. 3b Move backward three words. $ Move to the end of the line. 0 Move to the beginning of the line. ^ Move to the first non-blank character of the line. ) Jump forward one sentence. ( Jump backward one sentence. > Jump forward one paragraph. < Jump backward one paragraph.

    Jump forward one line. k Jump backward one line. H Jump to the top of the screen. M Jump to the middle of the screen. L Jump to the bottom of the screen. 10 PageUp or 10 CTRL-B Move 10 pages up. 5 PageDown or 5 CTRL-F Move 5 pages down. G Jump to end of file. 1G Jump to beginning of file (same as gg ). 50G Jump to line 50. mx Set mark x at the current cursor position. ‘x Jump to the beginning of the line of mark x. `x Jump to the cursor position of mark x. ” Return to the line where the cursor was before the latest jump. (Two single quotes.) “ Return to the cursor position before the latest jump (undo the jump). (Two back ticks. This is above the Tab key on some keyboards.) ‘. Jump to the last-changed line. % Jump to corresponding item, e.g. from an open brace to its matching closing brace. See Moving to matching braces for more.

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    What is ATL, BTL and TTL Marketing #atl, #btl, #ttl #marketing #tips,,

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    What is ATL, BTL and TTL Marketing

    Marketing Tools. Above the line and Below the line

    The Art of Marketing… It lets one flirt with his or her creativity to sell / advertise / brand a product or service. And surprisingly, there exists a hypothetical line to differentiate between the kind of marketing one indulges into. Lets take a look…

    Companies market their products in a number of ways. These ways fall into either of these two categories:

    Above the line (ATL)

    Above The Line (ATL) refers to promotional activities done at macro level. It is done at national, regional or at bigger territory level and mass audience is covered in this type of promotion. A brand image is created about the company and its product. Media such as television, cinema, radio, newspapers, and magazines are used to create an impact about the company and its product. ATL communication is more of conventional in nature.

    Below the line(BTL)

    Below The Line (BTL) communication is unconventional in nature, done at micro level and forms part of non-media communication. Measures include direct mailing, distribution of flyers, brochures, and usage of sponsorships, public relations, tele-marketing and point of sale

    Interestingly, ATL and BTL terms were coined at Proctor Gamble in 1954 where accountants differentiated advertising agencies’ payments vis-à-vis who undertook promotional activities other than advertising for fixed fees. Gradually, marketers started to differentiate activities other than advertisements as separate marketing practice called Below the line (BTL).

    Today, ATL is used for branding effect, to generate mind share while BTL is used to generate loyalty and repeat sales. ATL is tailored for mass audience while BTL promotions are targeted at individual level according to their needs and preferences. ATL promotions are difficult to measure while BTL are measurable in terms of sales and feedback and it gives marketers valuable insights on their return on investment (ROI). Since BTL focus is targeted and customer centric, it is efficient and cost effective, apt for start-ups.

    Social networking sites such as face book, twitter, my space, you tube help generate leads and enable companies to develop eCRM and use data in a varieties of ways. Though, social media is an integral part of BTL activity today, but it beats even television, audio, magazines in creating brand value in terms of numbers and is way more rewarding.

    Through The Line (TTL)

    Through the line refers to an advertising strategy involving both above and below the line communications. This strategic approach allows brands to engage with a customer at multiple points (for example, the customer will see the television commercial, hear the radio advert and be handed a flyer on the street corner). This enables an integrated communications approach where consistent messaging across multiple media create a customer perception.

    The advent of social media has blurred the ‘line’ segregating the marketing techniques. These days, companies use an integrated approach involving both ATL and BTL and it is called Through The Line (TTL) approach. This approach allows brands to engage with their customers at multiple points and thus generate a solid perception regarding the company and the product, the main aim of Marketing!

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    7 Types of Car Insurance: Which Ones Do You Really Need? #the

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    7 Types of Car Insurance: Which Ones Do You Really Need?

    by Thursday Bram 25 comments

    The cost of even a small repair makes car insurance nice to have. When we start adding in the medical expenses that can go with a car accident, insurance becomes downright necessary. In many states, insurance is even a legal requirement before you can drive your car out on the road. But a wide variety of options are available when it comes to insurance there are actually seven different types of car insurance you can choose from in most cases and it can be difficult to decide just what type of auto insurance is the best choice for you, your vehicle and your budget. Here is a list of the seven types and what you need to know about each one.

    1. Liability Insurance

    When your state requires that you carry some sort of insurance for your car, they re usually looking for liability insurance. In the event that you are in a car accident and the police decide it is your fault, liability insurance covers the cost of repairing any property damaged in the crash (such as cars or buildings), as well as the medical bills from resulting injuries. Most states have a minimum requirement for liability insurance coverage that you absolutely must have.

    However, it usually makes sense to go beyond that minimum requirement if you can afford the payment. That s because you are personally responsible for any claims that exceed your coverage s upper limit. In the event that you are in an accident, you don t want to run the risk of having to pay a significant amount of money out of your own pocket. How much liability insurance you need depends on whether you have a lot of assets to protect, as it is more important to have higher levels of coverage just in case of a catastrophe.

    2. Collision Insurance

    The biggest problem with carrying only liability insurance is that if there is an accident, you may wind up without the money to repair your own vehicle. A collision insurance policy makes it so that someone else — your insurer — will pay for the repairs to your car. If your car is totaled in an accident, a collision insurance policy will pay out the value of your car. While the payout won t cover for a brand new vehicle, the sum will equal approximately what the car was worth before the accident.

    Collision insurance isn t a must-have, as far as insurance goes. If your car is older, it may not be worth paying for insurance, especially if you can work on saving up enough to replace the car if necessary. If you have a good-sized emergency fund. you may be safe without collision insurance. If you ve chosen a more expensive car or your car is relatively new, however, collision insurance can help you sleep much better at night.

    3. Comprehensive Insurance

    Liability and collision insurance policies exclusively cover car accidents. If something else happens to your car weather damage, theft, an animal collision you won t be able to get your insurance company to address the problem. With a comprehensive insurance policy, however, your insurer will handle just about any situation that comes up.

    A comprehensive insurance policy is one of those things that are nice to have. However, coverage can be pricey and may not be worthwhile if your car would be relatively easy for you to replace, if you had to. Note though that you can bring down the price of this policy if your vehicle has an anti-theft and tracking devices installed.

    4. Uninsured Motorist Protection

    Just because the law requires everyone to have insurance doesn t actually mean that s the way things work out. Even if a driver has a liability insurance policy, most states have relatively low minimums that may not cover all of the expenses that can go along with an accident. One of the worst things that can happen is that you get stuck with the bills in an accident that wasn t even your fault.

    The decision to get a policy that covers damage by an uninsured motorist isn t as clear cut as other policies. In theory, even if a driver doesn t have enough insurance to cover damages during an accident, he will still have an obligation to cover the costs out of pocket. It s only when the person at fault doesn t have any money that there can be problems.

    5. Medical / Personal-Injury Protection

    The costs associated with treating injuries after a car accident can be astronomical. In order to cover those costs, medical and personal-injury protection is available. No matter who is at fault, such protection will cover your medical bills along with those of your passengers.

    If you have a good health insurance plan. however, it s far less likely that medical and personal-injury protection will be useful to you. And considering how much more a general health insurance policy covers, it should be your first choice.

    6. No-Fault Insurance

    So far, no-fault insurance is available in twelve states. This option covers injuries and property damage, no matter who is ultimately responsible for a given accident. The decision to choose no-fault insurance really depends on what other insurance options are available to you and at what price. Some no-fault policies can be expensive, making it more cost-effective to choose other options, especially if your car is inexpensive to replace.

    7. Gap Insurance

    If you are still making car payments, gap insurance may be a good choice. It s meant for drivers who still owe money on their cars and need to pay off the vehicle if it is totaled in an accident. It s generally a good choice if you owe more on your car than you could easily pay off on short notice.

    Gap insurance is especially worthwhile if you owe more on the car than you could get for it if you sold it today, since many insurance policies will only cover the value of the car, rather than the cost to replace it. Some lenders may require you to have gap insurance or something similar until you pay off the vehicle, so you may already have it whether you know it or not.

    You May Also Like:

    • 5 Types of Insurance You Don t Need
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    • Prepare for These 4 Car Accident-Related Costs
    • Thinking About Driving for Uber or Lyft? Watch Out for These
    • How to Choose (and Use) Car Insurance
    • Why Renter s Insurance




    The Best Canadian Credit Card With Travel Rewards #credit #cards,travel,travel #tips,personal #finance,personal

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    The Best Canadian Credit Card With Travel Rewards

    Is a weaker Canadian dollar clipping travellers’ wings? Would-be vacationers could find themselves paying 30 per cent more for their warm-weather getaways this year. As the Loonie hovers around US$0.75, three-quarters admit the weak currency has impacted their trip plans.

    But cash-strapped travelers needn’t settle for a staycation, as a number of travel rewards credit cards can effectively offset travel costs.

    However, using plastic to fund a vacation can be a point of confusion. While there are a number of fantastic travel offers available in today’s market, many Canadians aren’t aware of travel rewards best practices, and there continue to be misconceptions around the true value of rewards, and how to effectively earn and redeem them.

    To help Canadians take flight faster, RateSupermarket.ca has revealed the Guide to Flying for Free – How to Cash in Travel Rewards Credit Card Points. The guide provides clarity on choosing the right card, and insight to the value offered by popular rewards programs.

    How to Pick the Perfect Travel Rewards Credit Card

    How Big is That Bonus. Really?

    We’ve all seen the ads — sign up today and get 50,000 points! Seems like a really sweet deal — but how much is a point really worth? It depends on the card and the way you redeem. Here’s a breakdown of what the most popular points in Canada are worth* when cashed in for travel:

    American Express Blue Sky Points
    Each. $0.01
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Book any travel and apply points to your balance. A minimum 10,000 is required to redeem. Points are converted to statement credits of $100 each, which can then be applied to any travel purchase.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    American Express Gold Rewards Points
    Each. $0.01
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Book any travel and apply points to your balance. A minimum 10,000 is required to redeem. Points are converted to statement credits of $100 each, which can then be applied to any travel purchase.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    BMO Rewards
    Each. $0.01
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Good. Travel must be booked through the BMO Rewards travel agency, either online or over the phone. You must have a minimum of 100 points to redeem. If you don’t have enough points to cover your trip, you can pay the remainder with your credit card.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    Capital One reward miles
    Each. $0.01 each
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Simply charge your travel expense to your card, then apply points to your balance. There is no point minimum required to redeem, and points can be used to pay taxes and other surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    CIBC Aventura Points
    Each. $0.03
    Points needed for $100 in travel. approx. 3,300
    Redemption – Ok. Travel must be searched for via the CIBC Aventura rewards portal, which includes all airlines. Flight types are classified as long haul, short haul, domestic and international, and require a minimum number of points to qualify per category. There is a maximum cap on the number of points you can redeem, and points cannot be used to pay for taxes and other surcharges.

    Scotia Rewards Points
    Each. $0.01 each
    Points needs for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Simply charge your travel expense to your card, then log into your Scotia Rewards account to apply points to your balance. There is no point minimum required to redeem, and points can be used to pay taxes and other surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    RBC Rewards Points
    Each. $0.023
    Points needed for $100 in travel. approx. 4,300
    Redemption – Ok. Redeem your points online via the RBC Orbitz portal, over the phone, or via Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Flight types are classified as long haul, short haul, domestic and international, and require a minimum number of points to qualify per category. There is a maximum cap on the number of points you can redeem, and points cannot be used to pay for taxes and other surcharges.

    AIR MILES
    Each. $0.15 each (varies based on flight redemption)
    Points needs for $100 in travel. Approx. 667
    Redemption – Ok. Flights must be booked via AIR MILES’ Dream Rewards Centre, which prices point requirements based on mileage. Redemption costs are higher during the high season, and AIR MILES cannot be used to pay for taxes and other surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    Aeroplan Miles
    Each. $0.23 each
    Points needs for $100 in travel. approx. 4,300
    Redemption – Ok. Travel must be booked by the Aeroplan rewards portal, and are restricted to Air Canada and other partner airlines. Point redemption is divided into two tiers: Fixed Mileage and Market Fare. Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards travel can be booked for fewer points, but are subjected to limited availability and seasonality.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. Some seat restrictions

    TD Rewards
    Each. $0.005
    Points needs for $100 in travel. 20,000
    Redemption – Good. Book travel on any airline, or book through Expedia for TD, then log in in to your TD Rewards Account to pay with your points. Points can also be used to pay for taxes and additional surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    *Based on value of signup bonus. Note values may vary depending on redemption method, flight seasonality and flight class).

    Tips for Using a Travel Rewards Credit Card

    Seek out the perfect plastic. There is a wide variety of travel rewards programs to choose from and each offers a different earning and redemption structure. It’s important to determine whether a card’s earning potential can be maximized based on your specific spending habits — for example, gas and grocery purchases, or earning on all spending.

    Heed the fee.
    Travel rewards cards are often packed with additional insurance, concierge and lounge benefits — and that means the majority charge an annual fee. Look for cards that waive this charge for a limited promotional period, and determine whether your annual earnings offset the fee amount. For those who are fee adverse, a non-fee card with a lower earning threshold can be a better fit.

    Ask about redemption.
    Those points won’t do much good if they’re grounded during your desired departure season. Seat capacity, seasonal, and minimum redemption restrictions are common pitfalls vacationers should be aware of. For the greatest flexibility, look for cards that allow points to be redeemed directly on travel purchases charged on the card.

    Cover yourself.
    Many travel cards come with built-in insurance benefits — but you shouldn’t assume you’re covered. At a bare minimum, ensure you have sufficient travel medical and accident insurance for yourself, spouse and any dependents travelling with you. Add-ons like trip interruption, delay and cancellation coverage can provide greater peace of mind on your journey.

    * Preparing for Takeoff: Air travel outlook for 2016 – Expedia.ca

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    SAP Process Integration 7 #sap,tips,tutorials,abap,exchange #infrastructure,xi, #creating #a #technical #system #of #type

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    SAP Process Integration 7.3 Monitoring updates

    By Praveen Kumar Kurni, Yash Technologies

    With this blog I want to showcase the updates of monitoring concepts in coming SAP PI 7.3.

    In SAP PI 7.3 we have a central tool for overview monitoring the Integration Scenarios in our landscape which is SAP Solution Manger (SOLMAN here after). That means, when we click on Configuration Monitoring Home (NWA) in Integration Builder it will open up SOLMAN which is available in our Landscape. So in SOLMAN we have to navigate to PI Monitoring Dashboard à Technical Monitoring Work Center. When we want need reviewed/detailed information about the processes or Messages then we can navigate to local monitor.

    Within a local monitor we can get detailed information about a specific process, which also allows us to control the process execution. SAP provides the following local monitoring tools:

    1. SAP NWA (http://hostname:portno/nwa)

    2. Runtime workbench (http://hostname:portno/rwb)

    3. Integration Engine Monitoring SXMB_MONI

    Fig: Integration Builder – Configuration and Monitoring Home

    Let us drill down what are the available functionalities in Monitoring Home. Under Common Tab we have following monitoring concepts:

    Monitoring Home à Common

    Monitoring Home à Integration Engine

    Monitoring Home à Adapter Engine

    Monitoring Home à Business Process Engine

    § Integration Process Monitoring

    Monitoring Home à Mapping Runtime

    Monitoring Home à Configuration and Administration

    Monitoring Home à Test Tools


    In my next blog, I will explain functional insight of improved Monitoring Environment.

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    Charting Tips #discount #hotels

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    Charting Tips

    Give an H onest report. If you don’t think the visit went well, say so. Not all visits may be warm and fuzzy ones. That’s okay! Report your visit accurately.
    Example: “Patient did not want to talk to me today, he turned and faced the wall.”

    What were your O bservations? Report what you observed in your visit.
    Example: Patient was sad. “Patient said, “I miss my son” and cried multiple times during the visit.

    Write with hospice S taff team members in mind. What about your visit might be interesting to the RN Case Manager, Social Worker, or Chaplain?
    Examples: “Patient said he no longer has a desire to eat.” “Patient said that she misses her grandchildren.” “We prayed together during our visit.”

    Include patient P resentation, how the patient appeared to you.
    Example: “Patient presented alert, was talkative, and said that they were happy to see me.”

    Describe your I nteraction with the patient.
    Example: “During our visit we watched television, read poetry. I held patient’s hand for much of the visit. We shared a lot of laughter today.”

    How did you C ommunicate with the patient?
    Examples: “Patient and I talked about gardening, his favorite book, and fishing.” “Patient was non—verbal today. I held patient’s hand and spoke in a way that did not require a reply. Patient responded to my touch by squeezing my hand.”

    Describe the E nvironment during your visit.
    Example in a facility visit: “Patient was in bed. Window blinds were open and room was bright with sunshine. Roommates were noisy during our visit.”
    Example in a home visit: “Patient was seated in his living room with the television on at my arrival. House smelled like cigarette smoke.”

    Kindly submitted by Suzan. Mission Hospice Volunteer

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    Copyblogger: Words that Work for Digital Marketing and Sales #online #security #tips

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    Build Your Online Authority With Powerfully Effective Content Marketing

    Get superior content marketing education so you can build a remarkable online presence.

    At Copyblogger, we’ll show you how to get your message out using content marketing. We don t just teach content marketing — we built our company with it. Since January 2006, we ve been showing people how to create valuable content that attracts attention, drives traffic, and builds your business.

    At the heart of great content is powerful writing. If you don t consider yourself a writer or you re just starting out, we ve got you covered. The free information on our Copyblogger blog will help you get started mastering content marketing so you can use it in your own business, or for a client.

    Our Authority advanced content marketing training program teaches you today s most-effective content marketing techniques, so your content attracts and converts. Our Certified Content Marketer program takes it a step beyond with training for professional content marketing credentials.

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    Even better, never waste valuable time searching for plugins, worrying about themes, or understanding complicated code … and forget hosting, maintenance, and security updates.
    Focus on your business more, and your technology less.





    Which Mobile Carrier Has the Fastest Network? #technology, #advice, #buyers #guides, #reviews,

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    Which Mobile Carrier Has the Fastest Network?

    When it comes time to shop around for mobile phone service. there s more to pay attention to than just price. Some carriers offer data speeds that are demonstrably faster than others. Other carriers, while perhaps not the fastest, may have better nationwide 4G LTE coverage. Every carrier claims to be the best, but how do you separate marketing bluster from the honest truth?

    The answer to that question is simple: You take a look at the data. And that s just what the folks behind the cell network-mapping app OpenSignal did to compile their The State of LTE (March 2015) Report. It compares speeds and network availability in the U.S. and around the globe. Here in the United States, carrier T-Mobile scored top honors when it comes to network speed. According to the OpenSignal report, T-Mobile has average 4G LTE speeds of 10 Mbps. AT T and Verizon tie for second place with average speeds of 6.5 Mbps each, while Sprint is fourth fastest at just 4.0 Mbps on average. Regional carrier CricKet has average 4G speeds of 2.9 Mbps. Other carriers were not considered in the rankings due to small sample sizes.

    But while T-Mobile may have the fastest network, it doesn t have the widest one Verizon does. Its subscribers enjoy 4G LTE coverage approximately 86% of the time. AT T comes in second with 78% coverage; T-Mobile is in third with 76%; CricKet comes in fourth at 70%. Sprint s network comes in a disappointing fifth in this metric, with its subscribers connecting to 4G LTE networks less than 60% of the time.

    Overall, average U.S. mobile data speeds are up slightly (7 Mbps) since last year s OpenSignal State of LTE report. a nice change from last year s net speed decline. Still, the average U.S. speed now lags behind those of 25 other countries, including Russia (10 Mbps), the U.K. (12 Mbps), Canada (13 Mbps) and Australia (13 Mbps). Spain is the country with the fastest 4G LTE speeds, with an average of 17 Mbps.

    Data for the OpenSignal The State of LTE March 2015 report was collected between November 2014 and January 2015. You can view the full report, with carrier-by-carrier data from around the world, by visiting the OpenSignal website .

    [Cell tower graphic via Shutterstock; Full Spectrum of LTE Performance via OpenSignal]

    Discussion

    LTE Speeds

    From Dan Contento on July 28, 2015. 5:19 pm

    I must be fortunate. Despite Sprint being rated 4th with an average speed of 4 Mbps, my Sprint LTE service consistently delivers an average speed of 11 to 12 Mbps here in northeast Ohio.

    Yes id imagine so becaus

    From Milo on September 17, 2015. 12:17 am

    Yes id imagine so becaus emost carriers cover those places mostdefinitly more then others verizons speed would more then likely double those speeds cause they cover more in that area let alone there network as stated here is faster then sprints

    This is completely incorrect with

    From Riley Craig on October 13, 2016. 5:57 am

    This is completely incorrect with three bars or dots at least on the iPhone I am averaging about 13 Mb a second. Don t believe me email me .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) I have screenshot proof.





    Best of Fort Lauderdale Tourism 2016: Top Tips Before You Go #hospice

    #motel fort lauderdale

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    This canal-laced city is a far cry from its rowdy, party image of the past. Today, following renovation and renewal, upmarket stores and restaurants have replaced fast-food stands and T-shirt shops. But the city s biggest draws are its stretch of gorgeous beaches, great swimming, nearly year-round sunshine and close-to-ideal climate. For great shopping, dining and nightlife, you can t go wrong at Las Olas Riverfront, a waterfront entertainment centre with top-notch clothing and jewellery shops, bars and free entertainment. The city has a host of family-friendly options, such as Everglades Holiday Park and the Museum of Discovery and Science. With the network of canals and waterways, boats are part of the Lauderdale lifestyle, and tourists can get in on the act by hiring a boat or hailing a water taxi. There s a lot to do here, but make sure and spend some quiet time just soaking up the sun or strolling along the beach at dusk.

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    Average GMAT Scores: Median GMAT Scores

    What is the average GMAT score?

    In recent years, the average GMAT score worldwide is 570. There is no acceptable or minimum score. What score you should obtain depends on which school you are going to apply to. Generally, the higher the school ranks, the higher score you must obtain. For the top 50 programs, the averaged GMAT score is 660.

    Below is a table of median GMAT scores for some top MBA programs.

    Median GMAT Score

    Harvard MBA Program

    Wharton MBA Program

    Stanford MBA Program

    Sloan MBA Program

    Yale MBA Program

    How many times can I take GMAT?

    You may take the GMAT as many times as you want. But you could not take it more than once a month. The GMAT score is valid for five years. If you take GMAT more than once, the GMAC will forward the most recent three scores to school you apply to.

    Considering the following factors when you are deciding whether to retake the test:

    • whether your new GMAT scores will be reported to the B-schools early enough to meet application deadlines
    • how well you think you already performed on the real GMAT relative to your realistic potential
    • whether the schools to which you are applying average your GMAT scores or consider only your highest GMAT scores

    Can I cancel my GMAT scores?

    During the test, you can quit the test at any time. When you quit, no score for any test section will be tabulated or recorded by the testing service, or reported to any school.

    After the test, you may cancel your scores immediately after completing the test, while still in the testing room. However, once you request an unofficial score report (immediately after the test), you no longer have the option of canceling your scores.





    How To Save Money On Car Insurance: 10 Tips #car #insurance #tips,

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    How To Save Money On Car Insurance: 10 Tips

    By Auto123.com. 2016-02-19

    Owning a car isn t cheap, but there are ways to save on the car insurance you need. The following tips, compiled by Kanetix.ca. will help you save money and keep your car insurance premiums in check.

    1. Pay your premiums all at once rather than in installments
    Many insurance companies charge a little extra to cover the cost of administering monthly payments. If you can afford to pay the cost of your annual premiums in one lump sum, you ll ultimately pay less for your car insurance.

    2. Increase your deductibles
    Take a look at what your collision and comprehensive deductibles are set at if you have one or both of these optional coverages. Increasing your deductibles from $500 to a $1000 can possibly save you somewhere in the region of five to 10 per cent. Of course, increasing your deductibles also means you re increasing the amount you ll have to pay should you need to submit a claim, so make sure you re comfortable with the deductible you choose and it won t stretch your bank account.

    3. Ask about insurance discounts
    Regularly check for available discounts your insurance provider may not have initially offered. Ask for your insurer s list of discounts because you never know what you may find. Some common hidden gems include:

    • Change your tires seasonally? You could be eligible for a Winter Tire Discount that can save you about five per cent off your premium.
    • Have a student that s making the grade? A Good Student Discount may be available.
    • Is your student away at college or university? If they only drive the car when home visiting, some insurers offer a Student Away-At-School Discount.

    4. Bundle it to save
    Most insurers offer discounts to customers who insure multiple items like a car and home with them. By having multiple policies with one company, you can often reduce the rates on all policies, and the discounts will often save you in the range of five to 15 per cent.

    5. Don t wait until renewal time to shop around
    A lot can happen in a year. You could buy a new car. move, or your teen driver could get their driver s licence. As life happens, it s prudent to shop around. Car insurance rates are determined in part by the type of car you drive, where you live, and the drivers listed on the policy. If any of these factors change, your rate may change too, and there may be other insurers that can offer you a better deal. Don t wait until you get your renewal notice to compare car insurance quotes, otherwise you could be overpaying for your coverage.

    6. Choose your new car with care
    When it comes to auto insurance rates, not every vehicle is the same. Some are stolen more often. cost more to repair, or have better safety features which all play a part in how much you end up paying for insurance. Before you buy a new set of wheels, compare car insurance rates first because rates will vary considerably based on the ride you choose.

    7. Encourage new drivers to take a driver s training course
    Auto insurance will probably be expensive for new drivers, but the cost can be minimized by taking (and passing) an approved driver s training course. The cost of a driver s training course for young drivers is often recouped in the first year of having car insurance, and typically benefits new drivers for three years so long as they stay free of tickets or at fault collisions.

    8. Consider a usage-based insurance program
    If you re like most Canadians, you may not be familiar with usage-based insurance (UBI). Basically, it s a device that you plug into your car that monitors your driving habits. If you join a usage-based program (which many insurers offer) you can typically save five to 10 per cent just for signing up, with additional savings of up to 25 per cent for good drivers. The device itself is free and the information gathered from it can only help you lower your rate; it cannot be used to increase your premiums.

    9. Drive carefully
    Your driving record is a big player when it comes to the insurance rate you pay. Tickets and at fault collisions can affect your premiums for years to come. Tickets affect your insurance rates for up to three years and accidents stay on your record for at least six.

    10. Compare rates for the best deal on car insurance
    Like anything else you buy, you have to shop around to get the best deal and save money, Kanetix.ca can help you find those savings. On average, Kanetix.ca customers save $750 on their car insurance. Kanetix.ca shops the market for you; no one else covers as much of the market. It s quick and easy to get quotes for your coverage from the top providers all in one place. Compare car insurance quotes today for a better price.





    Eye Care After Laser Eye Surgery #laser #eye #surgery, #after #laser #eye

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    How to Protect Your Eyes After Laser Eye Surgery

    After laser eye surgery, take these precautions to prevent injury or infection:

    • Don’t take a shower or wash your hair until the day after.
    • Be careful when you’re in the shower or bath. Be sure to keep soap out of your eye when you wash your hair. and watch out for hair spray and shaving lotion.
    • Don’t rub your eyes for at least a month.
    • Don’t drive until you feel comfortable. Get your doctor’s OK first.
    • Wear the eye shield/goggles the doctor gave you while you sleep for the first week.
    • Keep tap water out of your eyes for at least a week.
    • Avoid pools, whirlpools, saunas, and lakes for at least 3 weeks.
    • No eye makeup for at least a week. Toss out partly used products to avoid an infection.
    • Don’t get your hair colored or permed for at least 10 days.
    • No exercise for two days.
    • Wear eye protection for at least a month once you start exercise and sports activities again.
    • Avoid dirty and dusty environments for 7 days.
    • Bright sunshine may cause scarring, so wear sunglasses on bright days for at least a year.

    When Should I Call a Doctor?

    If you have any questions, or if there’s pain, a sudden decrease in vision. redness, or discharge from your eye, contact your doctor right away.

    WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on August 15, 2016

    Sources

    The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.





    Charting Tips #monarch #hospice

    #hospice charting

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    Charting Tips

    Give an H onest report. If you don’t think the visit went well, say so. Not all visits may be warm and fuzzy ones. That’s okay! Report your visit accurately.
    Example: “Patient did not want to talk to me today, he turned and faced the wall.”

    What were your O bservations? Report what you observed in your visit.
    Example: Patient was sad. “Patient said, “I miss my son” and cried multiple times during the visit.

    Write with hospice S taff team members in mind. What about your visit might be interesting to the RN Case Manager, Social Worker, or Chaplain?
    Examples: “Patient said he no longer has a desire to eat.” “Patient said that she misses her grandchildren.” “We prayed together during our visit.”

    Include patient P resentation, how the patient appeared to you.
    Example: “Patient presented alert, was talkative, and said that they were happy to see me.”

    Describe your I nteraction with the patient.
    Example: “During our visit we watched television, read poetry. I held patient’s hand for much of the visit. We shared a lot of laughter today.”

    How did you C ommunicate with the patient?
    Examples: “Patient and I talked about gardening, his favorite book, and fishing.” “Patient was non—verbal today. I held patient’s hand and spoke in a way that did not require a reply. Patient responded to my touch by squeezing my hand.”

    Describe the E nvironment during your visit.
    Example in a facility visit: “Patient was in bed. Window blinds were open and room was bright with sunshine. Roommates were noisy during our visit.”
    Example in a home visit: “Patient was seated in his living room with the television on at my arrival. House smelled like cigarette smoke.”

    Kindly submitted by Suzan. Mission Hospice Volunteer

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    5 Tips for Booking a Hotel on the Cheap #cape #cod #hotels

    #booking hotel rooms

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    5 Tips for Booking a Hotel on the Cheap

    Everyone knows you can save money by going to a budget hotel, but sometimes you just want to splurge and have a five-star experience. Thankfully, there are ways to stretch your vacation budget without sacrificing your choice in accommodations.

    Here are five ways to save money on hotel bookings, no matter where you stay:

    1. Time your booking. On any given day, prices can fluctuate based on whether the hotel thinks it will be able to fill its rooms for the night. Your best time to book is usually within 24 hours of the stay, when hotels slash prices to avoid vacant rooms, but that creates a lot of uncertainty and isn’t ideal when you’re traveling in an unfamiliar place.

    Thankfully, websites like TheSuitest.com can help you time your bookings so you get the best price without running the risk of not getting a room at all. The site allows you to search for hotels and predicts both room availability and price fluctuations.

    2. Check for affiliation and other discounts. You may qualify for additional discounts simply by belonging to an association or organization. AARP and AAA are prototypical examples, but groups as diverse as the American Bar Association, the United States Billiard Association and even the Professional Disc Golf Association offer discounts on various hotel chains. Check with your professional organization, university or any other group you might belong to. Your credit card might also offer discounts – Visa Signature, for example, offers discounts and perks on a rotating cast of hotels.

    3. Use rewards malls. When it comes time to finally book, utilize cash back and credit card rewards to earn bonus rewards. For instance, ShopDiscover offers 5 percent cash back on Expedia, and topcashback.com gives 14 percent back on HotelClub. Keep in mind that while anyone can use cash back websites, you might need a credit card to access card issuers’ online malls.

    4. Negotiate, not pay, for upgrades. Instead of booking the fanciest room in the place, reserve a lower-rate room and then ask for an upgrade. If you’re traveling at an off-peak time, you have a higher chance of moving up to a vacant, better room at check-in.

    You can also try a number of tactics to score an upgrade such as:

  • Calling a manager to see what room is available (it usually helps to mention if it’s a special occasion)
  • Showing up exactly at check-in time in hopes that your room won’t be ready, and they’ll have to upgrade you to a better, prepped room
  • Tipping in advance and asking nicely for an upgrade

    Here, too, your credit card can come in handy. The American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts booking tool gives room upgrades, resort credits and breakfast. Visa Signature and World MasterCard cardholders can also get special deals.

    5. Keep an eye out for price drops. Savings don’t stop when you book your hotel. As mentioned before, a room’s price can fluctuate significantly, but not many people have the time or inclination to sit around hitting “refresh” to see if the nightly rate has dropped. Services like Yapta track the price of your room and let you know when it drops. Tingo goes a step further and actually rebooks the room for you, crediting the difference back to your account. It also keeps an eye on other rooms in the same hotel: If a better room’s price drops below yours, the service will upgrade you even if your room’s price didn’t change.

    By utilizing technology and the human touch, you can stretch your money further, no matter where you stay .

    Anisha Sekaris the chief consumer advocate for NerdWallet. a website on a mission to save you money.

  • Best of Hong Kong Tourism 2016: Top Tips Before You Go #cheap

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    Hong Kong s a great city for an adventurous eater. Stop at a street vendor for fish balls on a stick or stinky tofu. Bakeries offer wife cake, pineapple buns and egg tarts. Or opt for as much dim sum as you can eat. If you re tired of local and regional Chinese specialties, check out upscale offerings from some of the world s top chefs, like Joel Robouchon and Alain Ducasse.

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    HotelsCombined – Blog and Travel Tips #spa

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    Money Visit blog My biggest tip for saving money for travel is to put all of your expenses on a good rewards credit card. Sometimes you can even put your mortgage and car payments on a card to really boost your points. If you spend an average of $2,000 / month on your. read more

    Famous for more than just its great food and culture, the vibrant city of Tokyo dazzles with artistic decorations and lights come year-end. Idyllic and captivating, these displays are magical to see with your family or special someone. Here are the five best places to. read more

    Gear up for hot wheels and high-octane action at one of Singapore’s largest and grandest annual events. The Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix 2016 (16-18 September) attracts over 250,000 spectators during the three-day event and features a jam-packed schedule of. read more

    As Sydney enjoys warmer days and longer nights in spring, get into the swing of it with these top sights and events to enjoy over the October Labour Day long weekend. 1. Stroll and see the sights at your own pace Walking’s a great way to experience Sydney’s fresh air. read more

    It s always a treat to visit the Big Apple but Christmas time is especially enchanting. New York City s holiday festivities create a sense of magic, providing a truly unforgettable travel experience. Even during the chilly months, the city that never. read more

    Ah, Melbourne – what a city. It’s effortlessly cool and creative, brimming with energy and teeming with great bars, cafes, shops and seemingly endless good cups of coffee. And the best part? It’s easy to get around. Discover how to get from A to B within Australia’s. read more

    Las Vegas is renowned for its fabulous entertainment options – Sin City offers hundreds of incredible performances for those lucky enough to visit this mecca of glitz and glamour. Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, solo or as part of a group, there’s a. read more

    You want to take that break – but you just can t bear to leave him behind. We understand. Our furry friends sometimes make the very best travel companions, and they love exploring somewhere new just as much as you do! Thankfully, Britain has some incredible. read more

    If you re in search of a unique experience, Hokkaido in Japan s north is definitely a place for you. It s home to some of Japan s most famous natural attractions, and offers travellers something special in every season. Winter brings highlights like the Sapporo Snow Festival, and cherry blossoms are the focus of the spring season…

    read more

    Taking a dip can be a great way to get away from it all on holiday (if you don t believe us, just check out our round-up of the UK s best hotels with a pool). But what if you want the full under the sea experience? Here at HotelsCombined, we can t. read more

    Top Tips for Starting a Hospice #napa #valley #hotels

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    Top Tips for Starting a Hospice

    Top Tips for Starting a Hospice

    A hospice provides care for individuals with terminal illnesses and offering hospice care is a very rewarding career for dedicated individuals. Hospice care can be provided at home, in a hospital, nursing home or hospice facility. If you are wondering how to start a hospice, there are some suggestions that you should keep in mind.

    How to Start a Hospice

    Starting a hospice business requires a planning strategy and a lot of motivation. The most successful hospice care providers are smart networkers who have existing relationships within the medical and religious communities. When launching this type of business, keep in mind that your network will grow as you are building.

    Hospice care is strictly regulated and staff licensing and certifications are mandatory. The things you will need are a state license, marketing plan, educational outreach programs, board of directors, funding, experienced staff and qualified volunteers.

    First, you will need to plan your program. It is important to have the right task force on your side and to map out policies and procedures. Next you will need to contact an agency in your state for licensing requirements. Make sure to give yourself sufficient time for the licensing process. You would need to first fill out an application form and send in a license fee. Then in your application, you will need to include the name of your hospice, address, telephone number and the list of services you will provide. If you meet all the requirements of the state, you will be granted a license to operate a hospice program.

    Education and Awareness is Key

    One of the most important steps is to educate your community about hospice and palliative care. You will increase public awareness by bringing the community together and getting to know one another. The community will see how valuable hospice care is by spreading the message. You will also need to interview potential leaders to sit on your Board of Directors and take into account the skills and experience of each nominee. Make sure your Board members understand how hospice programs work and are knowledgeable about financial and legal matters.

    The Recruiting Process

    The fun part is recruiting staff for your hospice center. A special person is easy to recognize, and this is exactly the kind of people you want to work in your facility. All of your staff members need to be well-experienced, comfortable working as a team and providing emotional support for patients. Your hospice team should include nurses, home health aides, volunteers, social workers, doctors, clergy and grief counselors.

    There are many people that would love to volunteer and help, such as health care professionals. Be sure your volunteers are trained and are highly professional as well. Training skills needed include universal safety precautions, proper body mechanics used to move patients and understanding family dynamics.

    Getting Financial Support

    As you learn how to start a hospice, you will need to seek financial support through memorial donations and other funding options such as Medicare reimbursement, Department of Veterans Affairs, managed care health plans, donations and charitable foundation grants.

    Creating a business plan and carrying out a hospice business can be stressful but in the end, it will be a fulfilling lifetime achievement. If you are seeking more information on how to start a hospice, you will find that there are many great resources available to help you.