The new addition to the Mac family has finally landed, the MacBook Air, and yes it is amazingly thin. This laptop sure does live up to its name, MacBook Air is thin like air itself. This laptop is the worlds thinnest laptop to be made. This laptop has many great qualities that other manufacturers cant copy, and put into such a small space. There is an illuminated keyboard for use in dark areas such as planes,trains and automobiles. So far this is the best thing that Mac has ever created.There are many good features on the Macbook Air. The first thing is that there is a flip down hatch that reveals all the ports. Just close the hatch and it feels like they were never there.The multi-touch trackpad, has a lot of uses, such as swiping, rotating or zooming in and zooming out, and progressing through an album. The new touch system in the iPhone and the iPod are now in the Macbook Air as well. Also, like the previuos Macbooks this notebook has a built in web cam, so you can chat with and see your friends that are in landsfar away. The built in camera can be used for many other applications, such as making a presentationor slide shows. Since this laptop has a resolution of 1280 by 800 the screen gives you lush, vibrant, and rich colours at full brightness, which makes looking at the screen even more fun. As for the keyboard it is full-size with sufficient keys just like the ones on the other MacBooks. Although Mac took this laptop to a new level, the keyboard has an installed backlight key illumination, making it easier to work in those dark areas. Also Mac has added a bigger multi-touch trackpad, for those hard to do jobs such as moving the scroll bar without dragging the scrollbar.This notebook is not heavy at all. In fact it only weighs 3 pounds, and is only 1/2" thick. In spite of its skinny size it has a screen that is 12.1/2" inches wide, and 13.1/4" inches diagonal. That is really big for a laptop that is so thin. Many people think that because its so thin that it wont have a USB port or a audio port, and many other things, well it does, but the company limited the port to 1 USB port, but the laptop still has one. As for those people who download stuff, well good news. Macbook Air comes with a 2GB of RAM built in which isnt a lot, but enough & The good news is that you have an option to upgrade to a 64 GB Solid-State RAM. So if you like downloading stuff, then this is the way ahead. There are many great features about the new family member, Macbook Air. So if youre planning on buying a laptop then consider this as one . It will make a great gift for anyone. If you want to bring some one joy in your family then get the thinnest laptop ever made, the Macbook Air.prices start at about 1200/$2000us laptop computers www.disocunt-notebooks.net
Heavy construction equipment requires a lot of capital investments. When the companies opt to buy these types of heavy "construction equipment" s then they look out for the used equipments that may be on sale in the local market. This helps them in various manners. Companies sometime get used heavy construction equipment which are as good as new but the cost is much lesser than that offered in the showroom. Moreover, buying heavy construction equipment from the local market reduces the transportation cost as well. These overheads not look good in the balance sheet as they lead to increase in the project costs. Financing is a major concern while buying heavy construction equipment. Most of the companies look out for times when the interest rates are low and they can strike a good bargain. In developing countries the rate of economic growth determines the external investments. A healthy growing economy attracts heavy foreign investments. Thus since the financial inflows are more the interest rates are much low. Thus buying heavy construction equipments or taking them as rentals is much more economical. After the opening up to the markets and signing of the GATT agreement by most of the countries there has been increase in the competition and reduction in cost of equipments. Moreover, the heavy construction equipments have been manufactured at more locations than before. This trend has been on increase to serve the global market and cross-country support for infrastructure development. Moreover, there has also been increase in the duty-free import structure in the economies. But in case of the growing economies, increase in exports and development of local markets is still required to support the imports in the countries. Demand for heavy construction equipment is more region-specific. In US markets and Western Europe, requirement for up-gradation of the locations is more required rather than developing new projects. These countries require maintenance and upgrading of the existing projects, which is more crucial for the existing infrastructure for long time sustenance. In case of developing countries, building up of rail, roads, flyovers, high-rise, airports, and urban development is more crucial. All this requires lot of construction work, which requires use of heavy construction equipment. The largest producers of heavy used construction equipment are located in the U.S., Japan, Germany, the U.K. and France, followed by Italy, South Korea, Canada, Sweden and Belgium. There are manufacturing units located at other locations also like China, Russia and Latin America. More manufacturing units for heavy "used construction equipment" s are expected to crop up at locations, which offer low material costs and cheap labor. Heavy used construction equipment is also available on rent. These can be leased out easily from the domestic market. It is much more beneficial to take the heavy used construction equipment on rent or on least for a day or few days rather than purchase them and then sell them at lower cost or carry overheads like transportation, maintenance, etc. Buying heavy used construction equipment is not much preferred option. Mostly in the US, long-term leasing is much more preferred over purchasing due to tax structure.
Marriage is one of the most enjoyable but also one of the most painful experiences that people undergo. It carries with it the whiff of romance and eternal bliss, but sometimes you get a pack of thorns instead.How Do You Ensure Your Marriage Is a Bed of Roses and not Thorns?One of the major ingredients that a happy marriage needs is a willingness to compromise. But that is much more difficult than it seems. Everyone will agree that they need to compromise, but what happens when the issue is not a simple and tiny one? What then? Who Compromises first? I am sure you must have said to yourself at one point or another that enough is enough. You will no longer be the patsy. You are an independent person and your partner has crossed the line. Maybe. Maybe your relationship has died and you are just beginning to realize it. Maybe your sentiments are more passionate than romantic. Maybe you no longer love her.Stop being a fool!What if I told you that the solution to your marital strife is not divorce. Am I mad? Look around. How many divorces do you know? Plenty. Me too. But are they really happier off? What is the first thing that a divorced person does? He or she goes out and starts looking for partners. Isn't that strange? No. You say that everybody needs somebody to love. Maybe. I say that they had that somebody and they just let them go. So please stop being foolish.Why not tackle your problems with a simple suggestion? A Game. Games as a Peace Maker:Playing brings out the child in us and causes us to express more than we normally would. We also release bottled up frustration and let go of mental thorns in our outbursts of joy and anguish as we win or lose. Games unite people together and therefore I suggest playing together but if you wish one can play against the other. The game turns into a battle but only this time, after its over, you will both feel refreshed from losing all that bottled up pain and anger.Games to Pick From:Try picking games that both of you like or at least somewhat active ones. You could even play hide and seek in the house or something else. If you do prefer playing cards, pick a game which does not go on for long and which requires some thinking like hearts, poker, bridge or rummy. Keep score and determine before hand that the loser has to do something for the winner. Chores is not a prize for the winner! If you lose you have to do something that that the other person wants for themselves like give them their favorite massage or cook them their favorite meal.Conclusion:Games are a welcome ambrosia to love and will excite you as a couple to disregard all your frustrations and anger and deal only with the good. The anger and frustrations will not magically disappear, but now you can deal with them together calmly and in a good mood.
El clsico juego de casino Bacar es conocido por ser el juego preferido del famoso agente secreto 007 James Bond. Las versiones del Bacar son Punto Banca, Las Vegas y Chemin de Fer (el de James Bond). El juego fue originado a fines de 1400 y principios de 1500 ya era conocido en Europa, especialmente en Italia y Francia, luego Inglaterra continuando con Estados Unidos.La gran particularidad del juego es que los participantes ganan altas sumas de dinero y por otro lado, el casino no presenta alto porcentaje de ventaja lo cual es ideal para los jugadores. En el resto de los juegos de casino pasa lo opuesto, ganas pequeinas sumas y el casino se lleva un alto porcentaje.Las reglas bsicas del Bacar son bastante simples y fciles para cualquiera que desee aprender. Los jugadores debern apostar en aquel que su mano de naipes sea lo mas cercano a 9 en su suma. Si por ejemplo el primer naipe es de nueve, se llaman nueve natural, o si suma ocho la petite ocho en francs.Los dos jugadores son la "banca" y el "jugador" y el que en su mano es mas cercano a 9 ganara la jugada. Si por ejemplo el jugador obtiene el puntaje mas alto en sus dos primeros naipes, la banca no podr tirar un tercer naipe. Es una gran ventaja que no se necesita tener experiencia para jugar, apostar y llegar en el Bacara es por eso que es fcil e importante aprender para luego practicar en lnea o en el casino y divertirse.La particularidad del juego es su estilo glamoroso y elegante, el cual lo ha hecho popular en su personaje de James Bond, el cual suele apostar con excelencia en sus pelculas desde los 50. Primero con John Connery, y luego con Pierce Brosnan siempre el juego estuvo presente.Los valores de los naipes en Bacar, son bastante particulares ya que el 10 y las figuras suman cero o Bacar. Claro que el 9 es el valor deseado a obtener, luego el 8 y los dems nmeros valen segn sus nmeros. Es decir si tienes un 7 y un 4 suman 11 y como el primer digito desaparece, vale 1. El naipe de As tiene un valor de 1, es as como un As y el 9 suman 10 convirtindose en cero. La Banca y Jugador son los denominadores de las apuestas del juego. El estilo lujoso que presenta el Bacar, es nico y lo puedes hacer en lnea o desde los casinos clsicos, ganado grandes montos y con un poco de experiencia puedes convertirte en un gran jugador de estilo.El clsico juego de James Bond es sin duda muy simple y entretenido para jugar con amigos en el casino, en lnea y divertirse un buen rato. Si tienes tiempo de dedicar para practicar veras que este juego es un gran descubrimiento en donde podrs quien sabe ganar altas sumas de dinero que nunca creas que iba a pasar.
(Part I of II: Adding Dental Associates to Your Practice)When discussing associates, thirteen years in private practice and close to as many as a trainer/consultant have taught me one hardbound rule: there is definitely a right and wrong way to go about this associate business. Every week, I answer questions from colleges who feel that they need a dental associate in their office now or are entertaining the idea for the future. Although there are a number of different factors to consider when adding a dental associate, here are some of the key ones:1.When should you get an associate?2.How would you structure compensation?3.What's the best way to find one? 4.What are the important points to cover when interviewing?5.How will you integrate them into your practice? Let's start at the top: When should you get an associate?Although this is probably the most important question, it is also where I see the most errors made. Let's say you are doing moderately well, still have some openings in your schedule and get about 10 new patients per month. You decide to expand your hours and bring in an associate to become more productive. The reasoning seems sound you are adding more hours and providing more treatment opportunities for your patients but this rarely works. New patients don't magically show up, the associate is unproductive and unhappy. You either a) let him or her move on or b) start moving work from your schedule to make the associate busier/happier. The net result is less profit and a problem, i.e "how do I keep my associate busy?"In this scenario the office was in no position to justify adding an associate. As such, this begs the question: How do I know when the "right time" is? To answer this question, ask yourself the following: a)Is your practice growing (or has it grown up to now and you just seem to have "maxxed out")?b)Are you scheduled efficiently?c)Is your business profitable?d)Is your schedule relatively full? If you answered "Yes" to all of the above, now is probably a good time to add an associate. I'll give you this scenario: Your practice has rapidly (or steadily) expanded up to a point where you can't take in more patients than you currently are. You are operating efficiently and the office is profitable. You just can't see more people and things start to book out a couple of weeks in advance. Now is the time to add that associate to serve three purposes:1) To provide faster and more efficient service to your patients, 2) To lighten your schedule so you can focus on the type of work you want to do and 3) To increase practice productivity. If my practice was in the above situation, I would look at adding an associate perhaps one to two days a week to start and roll from there. From a practical standpoint, I would also look at how many charts I had. In my experience 1,000 charts, if handled efficiently, can potentially keep a doctor and hygienist productive. Also, maintaining a ratio of one doctor to one hygienist seems to work best. If you are already have two full time hygienists (who are booked), chances are you need an associate now. However, you also need to consider the other points above.Business survival is inexorably connected to expansion. If the office is well-run (which would mean that it was expanding at least a little bit), there would come a time when you couldn't produce any more yourself and would need an associate. The level of production that will require an associate will be based on your style of practice, fees, type of dentistry you do, etc. At MGE (http://www.mgeonline.com) we suggest you get an associate when there is more work than you personally can handle and patients are being pushed out on the schedule too far.. How long is too long for them to wait? Although this is ultimately your decision, it shouldn't be more than a couple of weeks. Too long of a wait is just not good service! One of the questions asked above when deciding whether or not you should add an associate, asked about expansion. How much expansion do you need? To start, are you even getting enough new patients to support yourself? How many should you be getting? This depends in a large part on how you practice, but I'll give you a basic formula to use:a.Take your total number of active chartsb.Multiply this by 20%c.Divide "b" by 12 (months in a year)d.The figure from "c" above gives you the minimum number of new patients you should be getting on a monthly basis to maintain your practice's health. Note that this is just to keep you going. You would definitely need to exceed this number to add an associate. Example: Dr. Smith has 1200 active charts. 20% of this is 240. 240 divided by 12 is 20. To maintain a healthy practice, Dr. Smith should be getting at least 20 new patients each month. Keep in mind this formula assumes a couple of conditions exist:a)The new patients are fee-for-service.b)The doctor has an acceptable skill level when it comes to treatment presentation and acceptance (which is reflected in production and collections).If you want an associate, I would recommend that you far exceed this 20% factor. This is where the "MGE New Patient Workshop" comes in handy whether you want an associate or not. If you want more fee-for-service new patients to keep your practice healthy, to expand or to make it possible to add an associate the "New Patient Workshop" is the solution.