Protect Your Life, Hire an Insurance Agent

If you’ve ever been in a car accident that was more than just a little fender bender, or if your house or residence has ever been burglarized, you know better than most people how important insurance agents are. If your place gets burglarized, you almost never recover what was stolen. The costs to replace the things that were taken can be more than you can afford all at once, but you may need your things now. If you are in a bad car accident that totals your car or seriously damages it, you may not be able to get back on the road if you cannot fix your ride. These are but a few examples of why insurance is so vital to your life. Without it, you may never recover from an unfortunate situation that you had no control over.

But, don’t hastily purchase the first policy you see out of fear. Research the local insurance agents in your area and meet with them to discuss your specific policy needs. There may be things you never considered insuring, because you didn’t know that you could. This is why meeting with a professional is the best step you can take for protecting your future. In addition to meeting with a professional sales policy person, you should also appraise the valuables that you think you want covered under your policy.

If you can give your agent an accurate estimate of what your things are worth, you can better formulate your policy. This can also save you some stress later on if something happens and your policy must go into effect. In this event, having already calculated the cost of your valuables will give you specific up-front appraisals. Getting accurate value estimates after something has been stolen or damaged, hardly ever works out in your favor.

If you are an elite athlete, you should also consider taking out a policy on your health or future playing capabilities. Let’s say you are a star collegiate running back with a great chance to play professional ball, but in your final amateur season you sustain an injury. Even if the injury isn’t career-ending, it may hurt your stock moving forward and you could lose significant amounts of money in potential contracts. In these cases, having a policy on your body is a great investment.

Insurance agents will be there to help you understand everything that you can and cannot insure, but these days you can pretty much get a policy on anything an insurance company or private agent is willing to take a risk on. Seriously, go and consult a professional before you wish you had.

When considering insurance agents, Albuquerque residents visit Menicucci Insurance Agency. Learn more at http://www.mianm.com/about/.

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Data Systems in Singapore

The Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore

The IDA is the umbrella organization responsible for overseeing the provision and improvement of telecommunications for Singapore.

It established a neutral body, the Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX), to strengthen Singapore’s position as an information communication hub and has strived to oversee and coordinate the development of information and telecommunication systems via existing infrastructure and new innovations such as the NBN the DCP and other bodies.

The National Broadband Network

The organization, better known as the NBN, operates the wired network that provides ultra-high speed broadband access of 1Gbps or more to homes, schools, government buildings, businesses and hospitals.

An offshoot of the network known as Next Gen NII provides wired and wireless networks for seamless connectivity for users.

Data Central Park

The ultimate motive for developing the Data Central Park coincides with the IDA’s objective of turning Singapore into a major economic hub by attracting both government and private enterprises to establish their headquarters and high quality businesses in the park area.

It will also imbed Singapore as an information and communication hub.

The infrastructure will attract premium class internet and media companies to host their content and services in Singapore, not to mention the influx of Internet traffic and international network providers.

In the final analysis the move will enhance global connectivity and competitiveness, a soon to be realized reality that will immensely benefit both foreigners and local residents.

Cloud

This represents the next most important Singapore’s commitment to improving the provision and accessibility to communication and information.

The IDA vision seeks to hone the overall economic competitiveness of Singapore by its ability in catalyzing demand by being use in industrial key production areas and development of manpower capabilities.

Telephones, internet and radio communications

In 1998 about 5.5 million phone lines were registered in Singapore, most of which were connected to computers and facsimile machines.

In March 2009, 3 operators operated over 6.4 million cellular phones.

In the same year, 4 major internet providers (ISPs) provided residents with local and overseas connections.

By February of the same year, more than 4.8 million radio users had access to radio broadband frequencies across the island.

Television

Television services in Singapore are all government-owned and operated by the state controlled Media Corp with no competitors.

Because of proximity to Malaysia, both radio and television, broadcasts and signals can easily be picked up by television sets in Singapore can easily pick up signals from each side of the border.

In 1997, there were about 1.3 million television sets in Singapore.

Are you thinking of living or buying in Singapore? If so you can find more information and articles about living in Singapore in our Singapore overview section (http://tinyurl.com/pry9hsb) and more information and articles about buying property in the Singapore real estate section (http://tinyurl.com/qyf6tho).

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A Woman In A Man’s World

A sense of panic overwhelms me as I look around; three men are smoking by the van, a few more are lugging around heavy equipment and a crowd are gathered around the cameras, pointing here and there with their big hairy fingers. The grunts, the banter and the smell of smoke help me realize one thing: I am the only woman on this set.

This not-so-shocking discovery, although very familiar, manages to unsettle my nerves. It isn’t the elusive smiles and direful gazes as I make my way to the encircled crowd that contort my features into a hollow pout. It isn’t the apprehension of waiting for one of them to ask if I was lost, to comment on my abrasiveness or to doubt my strength. It is the absence of my gender that fills me with a sense of sadness, emptiness and, above all, shame.

As a filmmaker, I am deeply immersed in a world dominated by men and continue to find myself to be the only woman at almost every job I take on. And although I have been doing this for a few years, I have yet to adapt to this misogynistic world. How can I still be the only female cinematographer, nevertheless the only female working on a film set?

The film industry has been driven by men since its’ birth and books depicting the history of Hollywood are filled with Stevens, Richards and Mikes. Sadly, this phenomenon has spread over the oceans and continents and has entitled men with higher positions and bigger salaries in every production house in every corner of the world. And it has been no exception for me.

In 2010, I dove ten feet deep into Hollywood but because I was too young, too excited and too ignorant I failed to notice the pungent stink of sexism and the imbalance that tipped and shattered the scales of gender equality. It wasn’t until I left that internship and moved on to a more solid career that I looked back and realized the reality of the industry. Now, more than half a decade later, I find myself in similar situations over and over again but I refuse to give up.

I have wanted to make movies since I was eight years old and now that I have finally made that dream come true I can’t imagine my life any other way. Being on set provides me with purpose and sustenance. It lies in the rush of getting the perfect shot and the pleasure in seeing my hard work come to life. The hours are long but they never seem long enough; the creativity the flows through my blood fills me with adrenaline and leaves me yearning for more as we turn the lights off and pack up our cameras. My feet ache and my shirt is drenched with sweat, but I wouldn’t trade my job for anything else. And as usual, people are immediately taken aback by me the moment I arrive on set; Are you here by accident? Shouldn’t you be planning and scheduling instead? How will you carry around that heavy camera? Every question baffles me and I am left with no choice but to think; Am I not allowed to be creative because I am a woman? Am I unable to carry my equipment because I am a woman? Am I not good enough because I am a woman? However, actions speak louder than words and a few days into work everyone begins to respect and appreciate my vision, my input and my strength. I am not of any less value than my male peers, so why should I be discriminated against in the first place?

Is it the way my breasts make my shirt a little tighter, or my narrow shoulders that make me a bigger liability on set? Or is it that my perspective is more insightful and my willpower greater than the rest?

I am a woman and I am not sorry for my high pitched voice, my skinny jeans or ponytail. I am a woman and I am not sorry for not living up to your assumptions of weakness and deficiency. I am a woman and that does not give you the right to look down on me.

Am I the only unapologetic exception of my gender? No. Hundreds of women are speaking up about discrimination at work, including major Hollywood stars Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence. Is it too late? No. We still have the opportunity to change the false foundations the opposite sex has laid out for us and we can start with our voices. And that is exactly what I did and continue to do on set; my words reflect my determination and skills and my tone is that of confidence and courage.

I am hoping that you do the same.

To read more of my experiences and thoughts, check out my blog!
http://elefantroom.blogspot.com

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Taking 100% Responsibility

A couple of years ago I read Jack Canfield’s “Success Principles” book and the first principle he mentioned was taking responsibility. Now at the time I was just busy working through an abusive relationship where a lot of people may have told me “It’s not your fault”, “you did nothing wrong” and yes there were lots of things I was not responsible for – I was the one being abused not the abuser; but one thing I realized through reading this book is that unless we take responsibility for our lives and our actions, no matter what the circumstances then we will always be the victim and never get where we want to go in life.

Taking Responsibility No Matter What

Now, you may have been through a similar relationship to me, you might even be in it right now and you say “it wasn’t my fault he hit me”, “it wasn’t my fault he tried to kill me”, and no these things weren’t your fault but you do need to take responsibility for getting into the relationship in the first place, for choosing to stay with them despite the abuse, and you need to take responsibility for getting out of the situation and getting healed. I know, I’ve been there and today I really am out of it and a happy and healthy person who feels like those things almost happened to somebody else because I chose to take responsibility no matter what and turn my life around. No matter what you are going through you have to take responsibility for your decisions and your actions or inaction or you will forever be the victim.

Taking Responsibility for Your Success

Perhaps you have led a fairly ‘normal’ life – no abuse, no dramatic negative events but are you still taking responsibility for your success? Beyond taking responsibility for turning around negative circumstances and getting healing we all need to take responsibility for our own success. Our success is based on our actions, inactions, and even our thoughts. We can’t blame anyone else if things don’t turn out the way we planned. We need to take responsibility for our part in our success. Even when things do go wrong beyond our ability to control we still have the responsibility of choosing how we will react to those events and how we react will often ultimately lead to our success or failure. No matter how many times things go wrong beyond our control we still have the choice to get back up and carry on and refuse to quit.

No matter what point you are at in your life unless you take full responsibility for where you are and where you are going then you will not get there. Today I choose to let go of negative things that happened in my past and I choose to make my life what I want it to be. It is my responsibility just like your life is your responsibility, nobody can do it for you. No matter what you have been through life can still be exactly what you want it to be if you are prepared to take responsibility and make the choices that will get you there.

This article was written by Mandy Buchanan, owner of My Success Factory. To learn more success tips and get our free eBook visit our blog at http://www.mysuccessfactory.net/blog/

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Indian Dreams of Digital India Is Now Possible

A popular and successful campaign launched by the government of India, Digital India, is established to ascertain that the government services in India are made available to the Indian citizens electronically by ameliorating online substructure and by bettering internet connectivity in all parts of India.

These initiatives, in amalgam with several others, like Aadhaar India and Jan Dhan Yojana, are turning out to be in favor of the NDA government. With each passing day, more and more initiatives are being taken up by Narendra Modi, moving a step forward in the direction of Make in India and Digital India initiative.

Digital India aims at making India ‘digitally empowered in the field of technology.’ Launched by the current prime minister on 2nd July, 2015, the first step in this program includes plans to connect countrified areas with high-speed internet networks. The 3 core components of this initiative are: instauration of digital infrastructure, deporting services digitally and digital literacy. Digital technologies include cloud computing and mobile applications, which have risen as accelerators for speedy economic growth and citizen empowerment across the world. Digital technologies are utilized in our everyday lives to share information on issuances and fears encountered by us. The objective of this Digital India initiative is to emerge with creative ideas and practically feasible solutions to transform India and create opportunities for all Indians to access digital services, knowledge and information.

Long dependent on foreign military hardware for its combat capabilities, the 1.18 million strong Indian army is indigenizing in tune with Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative. The modernization process of the Indian Armed Forces has been clearly put forward in the LTIPP (Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan), covering the period till 2027. Two more plans, the five-year Service-wise capability Acquisition plan and two year roll-on Annual Acquisition Plan, are also included in the planning process. The army is in urgent need of inducing technologies related to modern warfare which has a high speed and is fast tracked. Lagging far behind the much smaller navy and IAF in the drive for modernization, has put 26 procurement schemes for fast tracking. Modernization of the defense forces is a continuing process based on threat perception, operational challenges, and technological changes to keep it in a state of readiness to meet the entire spectrum of security challenges.

The time is not far enough, when all these initiatives would turn into a reality.

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