We all miss some of the great N64 titles. Who doesn’t want to get in a rousing round of Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, or Mario Tennis? But you traded your N64 in, or threw it out when the next gen systems like Gamecube, PS2, and Xbox came out. Hell, at this point you might even have a Wii, Xbox 360, or PS3- There may not even be room for another system in your TV unit!
Well, if you’re just trying to show your friends the how you can nail the secret tunnel in Koopa Troopa Beach or the ridiculous shortcut jump on Rainbow Road oh, say, two out of three laps, there is hope. No system? No problem! UltraHLE is a high level emulator that you can download and use on your computer to play all the classic N64 games! That’s right! You can once again lay the Smash down on your friends’ candy asses (even you lame Kirby players out there who just fly away from danger and press down-b). Using an adapter from the ZTNet Store, you can connect your N64 controller to a USB port (so you lame Kirby players won’t have to re-learn how to become a stupid heavy brick).
The Ultra High Level Emulator is now several versions deep and has been significantly debugged and improved to make the N64 playing experience comparable to the original console, with the notable improvement that you never have to blow into the cartridges or game console again. The keyboard controls are fully customizable- but this does not even matter as a controller should not be hard to come by and the adapter will allow you to play the way you are used to, so why use even a decent keyboard interface? Unless you’re that guy of course.
If you’re into the idea of playing some old school N64 games, I suggest you go out today and search the internet for a download of this thing that is compatible with your OS and browser. Then call me up and let’s play some Kart or Smash. Come at me bro!
by James Jones on Oct.15, 2013, under Automotive, Business & Finance, Commodities, Consumer Guides, E-business & E-marketing, Employment & Jobs, Flights/Transportation, Home Based Business, International Business, Internet Marketing, Job Skills / Training, Marketing & Sales, Operations, Outsourcing, Small Business / Entrepreneurship, Trucks/SUVs, United States
When one wants to excel in the fashion industry, it is important to know about great style and what appeals to customers. However, one must also be successful in having good business judgment and in running a company. With the expansion of the global economy, it has never been more important for those who work in the fashion industry to understand how to form beneficial business relationships with other companies. Those who work in the fashion industry can benefit from the shipping knowledge that fashion logistics partners bring to the table.
Fashion logistics entails finding the most cost-effective ways to ship heavy fabrics throughout the rest of the world. It can be expensive to ship fabrics like denim, and fashion logistics takes this into consideration in creating a shipping strategy. One may be able to find a carrier that offers lower rates than other carriers for shipment of fabrics. A logistics provider can help one to understand the full range of shipping options that are on the market. One can also cut down on the funds that he or she spends for shipping every year. This may enable a fashion company to expand the line of products that it currently offers to customers. A fashion company may also be able to open an online store when it works with a logistics partner to learn about these shipping options.
by James Jones on Sep.24, 2013, under Baking, Business & Finance, Careers, Industries & Professions, Commodities, Consumer Guides, Cooking, Food & Drink, Drinks & Beverages, Employment & Jobs, Home Based Business, Home, Garden, & Family, International Business, Operations, Outsourcing, Regional & International, Small Business / Entrepreneurship, United States, Wine Making
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When examining an industrial steam boiler with the intention of purchasing, there are a few things standard things to look for. The first, and possibly most important, is the nameplate. Not only will it tell the output, the maximum working pressure, and the date of the last test, but it will give the serial number and the manufacturer. It is very important to study the manufacturer and particular history of any boiler. When purchasing a used boiler this is even more essential. Use the internet and industry literature to trace the serial number. If the boiler was made by an unreliable manufacturer or has endured unusual circumstances like a flood or a fire then it is better to be forewarned.
The efficiency of industrial steam boiler operation can be improved remarkably by basic maintenance and upkeep. On the other hand, boilers that have not been maintained can have expensive problems and might even be dangerous to operate. Inspect the boiler carefully for signs of wear or tear. Pay special attention to rust, particularly around the valves steam fittings. Rust can be an sign of leakage or other problems.
The third key thing to consider when purchasing an industrial steam boiler is its qualifications for the job. It is important to match the boiler to the steam output needed, as a boiler will operate at peak efficiency when it is within the tolerances that it is designed for. Check the steam pressure and output against the work that needs to be carried out. In many cases it can be more intelligent to purchase a new boiler that does exactly what is needed than to purchase an old boiler that might work. Remember that the fuel costs and maintenance costs are higher with old boilers and factor that into your cost-benefit analysis.
by James Jones on Aug.13, 2013, under Asia, Business & Finance, Careers, Industries & Professions, Consumer Guides, Health, Beauty, & Fitness, International Business, Job Listings, Job Skills / Training, Latin America, Medicine, Skills Training, United States
The KSep Single-Use Centrifuge System provides an innovative solution for harvesting cells or their products from batch cultures. The advantages over standard centrifugation techniques include minimal set up time, scalability, no risk of cross-contamination, low sheer force, and an ability to handle high density cultures. These innovations arose from a felt need to improve the way batch cultures were being processed at KBI Biopharma by the very scientists doing this work. The cleaning and sterilization procedures required to process bioreactor cultures using standard centrifugation were time consuming, produced low purity products, could not guaranteed a contamination-free product, and probably generated a few bruised knuckles in the process.
The KSep Single-Use Centrifuge System was developed by the late Dr. Heath Herman, a KBI Biopharma scientist. Joseph T. McMahon, the President and CEO of KBI Biopharma, is also the President, CEO, and a co-founder of KSep. Sunil Mehta and Tod Herman are the other KSep co-founders. All are scientists or engineers holding several patents or have patents pending.
The development and manufacture of the KSep Single-Use Centrifuge System fits well within KBI Biopharma’s biological product development outsourcing business to big pharmaceutical companies. The advantages of the KSep Single-Use Centrifuge System will help KBI Biopharma continue to meet their promise of error-free routine product development and provide unique solutions to more complex manufacturing, analytical, and research challenges.
Have you ever tried a recipe only to find out it doesn’t taste as good as you thought it would? Sometimes this even happens when you try an old hand-me-down recipe that has been around for generations. Though occasionally the problem is with cooking times or differences in methods of cooking, one of the main reasons recipes don’t taste as good as expected is because of the quality of the ingredients used. While it’s tempting to cut down on your budget and buy low-grade, cheap ingredients, there is an upside to spending a little bit extra on good-quality ingredients.
For example, let’s take Italian food. You’d think getting ingredients for cooking Italian dishes would be easy, but many of the ones you see in the supermarket have usually been loaded with preservatives and artificial flavorings, which affects the taste of the dish you are cooking. For a change, why not buy some high-quality imported Italian food to use for your cooking? Yes, they wouldn’t be as cheap, but they are definitely worth the investment as you will be getting the real deal from the origin country. Once you try high-quality ingredients, you will never turn back to second-class ingredients. The difference in flavor is clearly noticeable, and sometimes the resultant dish tastes exactly like it would if you had bought it from an authentic Italian restaurant. If you love good food, you will fall in love.
Of course, this doesn’t only apply to Italian food. No matter what type of food you are cooking, aim to get the freshest, most authentic ingredients you can. Not only will you enjoy it, but so will the friends and family you cook for as well. It is very satisfactory to see people thoroughly enjoy the food you have lovingly prepared with care.
Keep in mind though that this does not mean that your dishes will taste like they are from heaven just because you use the best ingredients. It’s also important to follow instructions in recipes properly; but even if you do this, the end result may not always turn out the way you expected. You will have to learn by trial and error what makes the best version of a dish by making slight changes as you go. You also have to take into consideration that your tastes may be different from those of other people; so ask their opinion too before making up your mind if a particular version of a dish is the best.
I absolutely love getting things for free. That is why when I see sweepstakes entry forms, I always fill them out. A sweepstake drawing is a prize that someone wins for filling an entry form, making a purchase, or for sharing a product on social media. With the advent of social media, getting in on these drawings is a lot easier. More entries also mean many more chances to win prizes. I challenge you to look on your social media pages to just see how many drawings and contests you can enter each day.
The best place to look for sweepstake drawings is online. Many companies advertise their entries and prizes on their social media pages. I have entered many on Facebook and also have won a few prizes. I think that using social media for gaining new fans and giving out prizes is an awesome idea. I am not sure who thought of it, but I am sure they deserve a promotion. Even some companies that do not have a Facebook or Twitter page will still get many people entering their contests just because someone saw it and shared the link with their friends.
Sometimes I see signs in the mall that have a form to fill out to be entered to win some prize. I still fill those out, but I wonder why that method is even used anymore. At this point in time, the best place to win prizes and get other great free stuff is online. I see many prize offers on different blogs, online magazines, and social media. Not a day goes by that I do not enter at least some sort of drawing for a prize. The only way to win is to enter the various sweepstake drawings you find.
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Are you considering hiring TGI Software’s ERP-implementation-services? If so, it may be helpful to find out exactly what the ERP implementation process entails. Once you realize how complex the entire procedure is, you will definitely appreciate the importance of having professional guidance from established ERP software companies.
ERP implementation begins with project proposal planning. ERP implementation services don’t come cheap, so your superiors will want to know whether the procedure is worth the money. You’ll have to prepare a detailed yet concise analysis of the pros and cons of ERP software solutions. In order to provide a balanced perspective, you’ll definitely need advice from the ERP software company. They will be able to fill you in on the limitations of their resource planning software programs as well as some of the newer and more complex software features, enabling you to fend off even the most difficult questions from your bosses.
Once you’ve convinced the higher-ups that ERP implementation is necessary, it’s time to select an ERP software program that meets your company’s specific needs. This will involve extensive discussion with the software company. You will need to provide them with an exhaustive list of the logistical planning processes involved in your company’s administrative tasks.
When the software program has been designed and all the beta tests have been run, the data import process will begin. You’ll need to get all your clerks on the case. They’ll have to import all of the company’s existing administrative records into the software program to ensure that the digital database is up to date. They may need specialized training in order to operate the ERP software confidently, but rest assured that the software company’s ERP trainers will be up to the task.
It’s evident that ERP implementation is a long and complicated process that will require the assistance of professional ERP solution providers. The payoff is well worth it, so make sure your company doesn’t miss out on the benefits of ERP software systems.
Deciding to be cremated is never an easy decision to make. Some people feel that they would rather be cremated vs. becoming a rotting corpse in the ground. Personally, my decision has always been clear – I want to be cremated. I personally don’t have any “special” place I want my ashes spread. However, I want all my children to keep a small portion of my ashes, and that is why I have looked into cremation jewelry. I don’t care what my family does with the rest of my ashes once all of my children has their own locket, watch, or necklace with a bit of my ashes inside – but I would hope that they keep the remaining ashes safe.
I came across this site called Urn Shopper one day when I was curious about urns and decorative keepsake jewelry. I must say that I was impressed with the amount of decorative urns, keepsake jewelry and customizable nameplates they had to offer. Thank heavens, I won’t have to be put in a stinky wood or plastic urn. I honestly thought that was all there was – until I searched for “urns” on the Internet one day.
Urn Shopper seems to have it all. They sell just about any style urn, made from just about any material available. They have beautiful ceramic and glass urns, as well as, crystal, cultured marble and stone. Believe me, there is a lot more than that, too much to list here in this post. I even saw that they offer pet urns. I wish I would have known about this site before my cat died. We had her cremated and got her ashes back in a plastic bag, inside a plastic box. I’m thinking I may even just buy one for her, so then I can keep her on the top of my entertainment center and not in the back of the closet shelf.
Cosmetology or beauty school can be an expensive, but necessary expense when you want to become a hair dresser, nail technician, or makeup artist. In this struggling economy, beauty jobs are still available in many of the major cities and urban areas. The lack of jobs makes it difficult for many to go back to school. Luckily there are several ways to get cosmetology scholarships to pay for the schooling.
- Conduct a search for scholarships for cosmetology school. There are many websites on the Internet dedicated to different kinds of scholarships. Scholarships to trade schools are not as common, but they are out there. Another resource to check out is the local cosmetology school itself. Sometimes the school will have scholarships and other assistance available to help potential students pay for classes.
- Apply to the scholarships available. Once a scholarship is located, fill out the application paperwork and send it in. Sometimes an essay may be required along with the application, so be ready to put forth your best effort on it. The address to mail the application to should be located somewhere on the first page of it, or an addressed envelope may be included. Many companies also offer online forms to apply for financial assistance.
- If no scholarships are available, try applying for a job at a nail salon, spa, or hair studio. There is a small chance that a larger salon may help pay for the cost of cosmetology school. It never hurts to ask before applying if there is a chance for assistance for continuing your education. If a salon offers scholarship help, it most certainly comes at a price. Usually a contract would be signed agreeing to several years of employment for receiving help with schooling costs. This type of situation can also be beneficial due to the experience you will gain while under contract.
A clean room is an environment that has a controlled level of contaminants. Dust, microbes in the air, and other particles are kept at minimum levels in a these rooms, which are typically used for scientific research and experimentation. These sterile environments are also found in many hospitals, where outside contaminants can not be brought in from the outside. In order to keep these spots of the way they need to be, it is important to have clean room supplies to keep the pollutant levels low enough so that things within the room are always kept at the right conditions for safety purposes.
There are many different supplies that can be purchased to keep these areas sterile at all times. In order to keep the room free of these harmful things, special cleaning products need to be used to clean the floors and surfaces within the room. This includes using disinfectants and chemical cleaners that are safe to use in these types of environments. Items such as lint-free cloths and mops prevent lint from forming, which can then be spread throughout the atmosphere of the room. Cleaning products aren’t the only necessary items for a clean room to remain a near-sterile environment. It is also important that people entering the room do not bring in outside pollutants which can cause the room to be damaged beyond repair.
Special clothing and shoe covers are used when anyone enters a clean room. Since many contaminants can be attached to clothing, it is necessary to wear the proper gear, including full body suits and masks, to keep a clean room free from these elements. Even pads of paper and pens, as well as lab equipment, are specially made just for use in a clean room to keep the air and surfaces clean at all times. Specialty suppliers stock all of the needs that hospitals, laboratories, and other companies need to keep their sterile room in top shape at all times. Having all of the necessary supplies on hand will help keep contamination levels low so that research results, experiments, and other procedures are kept in the controlled environment necessary for their success.
I live for free samples by mail. With so many products out there to be sampled I feel I would be doing a grave disservice if I did not do my part to sample as many of them as I dare to. As far as I am concerned it is a win-win situation, I get free stuff which makes me happy and the company gets to make me happy.
When it comes to trying free samples by mail I do not discriminate. I am an equal opportunity sampler. There is no limit to the stuff I receive and I couldn’t be happier. Every day is like Christmas at my house. I love looking forward to see what the mail man is going to bring me from day to day. I have sampled beautiful clothing which keeps me looking cute without even having to go to the store, not to mention the perfumes which keep me smelling fresh every day. I have even received baby products and I don’t even have a child.
There is something really cool about finding free samples that I like and then getting them delivered directly to my home. Sometimes after a bad day, opening up a new package with free samples from a company can put a smile on my face. It is like opening up birthday gifts or Christmas gifts any day of the year, and who doesn’t like to receive gifts?
The beauty about it is that I am not the only one who can get this sense of joy from receiving free samples by mail. Millions of people have benefited from and enjoyed trying free samples and you can too. It is easy and all you have to do is ask. There are many companies that offer free samples so all you have to do to start receiving your free samples is to request them from the company.
As an applied discipline, cosmetology deals more with the practical application of techniques rather than theory. This is why interested students of cosmetology must be particular about the school they acquire training from. When you learn from the best schools in the industry, you get more than the advantage of being trained by the best instructors but you also get the privilege of carrying its name after you have graduated. If you are interested in taking up a course in Cosmetology, you might want to consider LA James College in Mason City, Iowa.
Founded in 1932 by James and Laura Casey, the beauty college has trained thousands of students since its inception. While they offer other beauty programs, both short-term and long-term, their cosmetology course remains to be their flagship program. The college has bred thousands of successful students for over eight decades now; some have become entrepreneurs and others have chosen to work with international beauty franchises and brands.
What to Expect from LA James College of Cosmetology:
1. A choice between:
- Diploma Course in Cosmetology
- Short-Term Cosmetology Programs
2. Licensure Exam Opportunities
Students of the college who have completed 2100 hours of the diploma course in Cosmetology can immediately apply for a professional license. Since they are trained for the Iowa-licensing exam, the process of acquiring a license would be much easier than if there is no professional training at all.
3. Career Growth
Graduates of LA James can explore different career paths; from entrepreneurs and professional stylists to beauty consultants and product representatives, there is certainly a long list of possibilities for every cosmetology graduate.
The author, an atlanta commercial real estate professional, reviews a brief list of the key features to look for when shopping for potential shopping center property. Finding the appropriate site that’s best suited to your retail project isn’t a simplified task. It requires strict attention to due diligence and investigating all potential criteria before making a location decision. The following is a list of important features to consider when sourcing your business.
Traffic—Is the property highly visible and located in an area with substantial traffic? Study traffic patterns for additional insight about how people travel in the area.
Accessibility—How close is the property in terms of drive time and location from your targeted demographic?
Reputation of the area—Is it in an established location adjacent to or containing anchor retail sites with investment-grade credit?
Growth potential—Is it located in an emerging growth area, including new or future master-planned community developments?
Appearance—Is the property in good condition and well-maintained? Is it a good match for your product or service?
Solid mix of tenants—Is there a combination of tenants that are diverse and are in businesses that are complementary to each other?
Low tenant turnover—Are tenants staying put and remaining solvent?
Foot traffic demographics and population—What are the demographics of the majority of store foot traffic, including average annual household income, recent census numbers and postal route calculation estimates for population?
Take a hard look at available space for both today and tomorrow—Make sure the available square footage is big enough to accommodate present retail needs as well as any future growth potential. Be sure to not be overzealous in how you commit, if it’s unrealistic.
In addition to paying attention to these criteria, make sure you also select the right development and management company for your needs. Look for one with a proven track record and a solid portfolio of properties.