Articles from: April 2017

Kordor Electronics Releases Digital Cinema Movie Distribution Technology

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Kodor Electronics gives a boost to the digital cinema initiative today with the release of the KodeKey Professional Zip Platform for Windows and Mac OS X computer systems.

Movie studios are expected to make wide investments in digital cinema upgrades in 2009 following a ten-year research and development period starting with the 1999 digital release of Walt Disney Pictures Bicentennial Man. Digital films are packaged and distributed using an industry standard specification called the Digital Cinema Package (DCP). Part of the DCP specification is the digital film MXF container that can range in single file sizes of 60GB to 500GB. Today, digital films are delivered by hard drive or satellite data transmission using fulfillment services from companies like Technicolor, Kodak, and Deluxe. Legacy celluloid reel manufacturing and distribution costs movie studios up to $1500 a print per theater. Digital distribution provides a dramatic drop in initial distribution investment for movie studios but has proven to be a bit costly due to hard drive delivery and expensive satellite rental time. The cost savings reserved from digital versus celluloid distribution is planned for investments into digital projector upgrades for theater vendors by the movie studios.

Delivering a system with an average per film distribution cost of $70, the KodeKey Zip technology is an online powered zip format that replaces the internal data storage of a traditional zip file with the cloud storage infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services S3 platform. By using an upload and download manager, the format can manage hundreds of gigabytes of data in a zip file less than 1 kilobyte in size per movie.

Optionally, the format can create 1,344,000-bit password certificates to add additional access protection as an accessory to KDM encryption keys sent to theater vendors to unlock playback rights for MXF containers.

Broadband delivery of digital films has been a challenge in the past due to poor TCP connections and poor designs of online storage servers required to handle single file sizes above 5GB. KodeKey Zip has been tested and approved for up to 1TB of single file archiving validated by rigorous 12-mode hash string calculation certification.

“KodeKey Zip has been designed to easily deliver 300GB digital films as an e-mail attachment to thousands of theaters simultaneously”, says inventor and Chairman William G. Blanchard, “We are honored to work with the digital film initiative and look forward to provide support to the digital movie industry worldwide.”

Cosmetic Surgeon Reviews Can Make Choosing a Professional Much Easier

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One thing that you don’t want to do rashly is choose a medical professional. Even if you think they are highly qualified, you need to be absolutely certain. Your life and health is at stake here. Even though there aren’t very many reasons to be concerned about any life threatening risks, you need to choose the right professional so that you don’t ever end up becoming the odds. Think of it this way, you someone who knows what they are doing and can handle any type of situation that could occur in the operating room. This is where some knowing where to read up on some cosmetic surgeon reviews can come in handy.

It is understandable that you don’t want to take time to be thorough in your search because it takes away from the time you have to enjoy the results. Have you ever heard the phrase that it is much better to be safe now than to be sorry later? If you don’t want to end up upset and wishing that you didn’t have any type of procedure, you need to make sure that your doctor is one that can handle anything. Once you have made the decision to get surgery, you can’t afford to have things done wrong.

By reading up on some cosmetic surgeon reviews, you can save yourself a whole lot of time. You may even find some them interesting and enlightening. You may learn some tricks to help make the selection process much easier for you. You can get a better idea of which professionals you should be talking too and which ones you should avoid like the plague. Of course you can’t use cosmetic surgeon reviews as your only reason for choosing a particular doctor. They should be used to help point you in the right direction. You should take everything you read with a grain of salt or conscious. Before you draw any firm conclusions or make any firm decisions, don’t be afraid to use other resources to give you the facts.

If you want to choose a particular doctor and have read some cosmetic surgeon reviews about them that aren’t very flattering, the best thing that you can do is to contact that doctor directly. Make an appointment to meet with them and tour their practice. Get to know them and investigate their credentials. Don’t be afraid to bring up anything about the things you have read that makes you a bit wary about them. Pay close attention to how they address those concerns. If they dodge around or try to avoid your concerns, then you don’t need to continue wasting your time. You need to choose another professional for your procedure. If they address the situation that is in question and provide further clarification with ease, then you may want to still have them perform your procedure if everything else checks out.

Mineral Cosmetics Vs Traditional Cosmetics

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Mineral Cosmetics VS Traditional Cosmetics

Mineral make-up has been around for more than thirty years already. However, it is only recently that mineral cosmetics boomed into the beauty market.

But what exactly is mineral make-up?

Mineral make-up or mineral cosmetics are products that are made up of all-natural, finely ground minerals that can be found on the earth. Unlike traditional make-up, this variety doesn’t contain any chemicals, nor any unnatural dyes, and preservatives. Like traditional cosmetics, mineral cosmetics come in various forms and prices. However, the most popular among this kind of cosmetics, are the loose powder foundations and blushes. These powders are light and finely ground loose minerals that are used on the skin with a wide, fluffy brush. The prices range from an affordable $10 to a more luxurious $50 per product.

What’s great about mineral cosmetics is that it’s light, natural, and long-lasting. These effects cannot be duplicated by any other kind cosmetics. The main ingredients of mineral cosmetics are mica, zinc oxide, and titanium oxide.

Mineral Cosmetics VS Traditional Cosmetics

Mineral cosmetics, like any other kind of cosmetics, can cause skin problems. However, because it eliminates the irritants – like fragrances, binders, preservatives, and synthetic dyes – in traditional make-up, it can be milder and kinder to one’s skin. Because make-up sensitivity is usually caused by synthetic dyes, preservatives, and fragrances, any kind of make-up that doesn’t include these in its composition, also eliminates the problem.

Also, titanium-oxide and zinc oxide are both minerals that contain anti-inflammatory properties. So this kind of make-up has a calming effect on the skin, which is really important if you have skin problems like acne or rosacea. Mineral cosmetics are also non-comedogenic. This means that it doesn’t clog pores and doesn’t aggravate any acne condition that a person may have. It doesn’t also cause a flare-up as easily as other cosmetics can.

Another thing that’s great with mineral cosmetics is that it has a level of sun protection. Because of the two main ingredients previously mentioned, mineral cosmetics have a protective effect against the harmful rays of the sun. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are both ingredients found in traditional sunscreen. However, putting on mineral make-up doesn’t complete you completely. Thus, you need to put regular cream sunscreen under your make-up for maximum protective boost.

However, consumers need to know that not all mineral cosmetics are the same. Actually, they fall into two general types: first are those mineral cosmetics that go out of their way to take care not to use any kind of synthetics, like paraben preservatives and other fillers, so as to stay true to the first and primary intent of providing pure, mineral cosmetics; second are those that add some fillers, binders, colors, preservatives, and other chemicals into their mixture.

Dealing with Scam Artist Pretending To Be IRS Debt Collectors

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In 2004, the IRS was given the authority to use third party debt collectors to hunt down taxes owed by delinquent taxpayers. Scam artists knew an opportunity when they saw one.

Dealing with Scam Artist Pretending To Be IRS Debt Collectors

In an effort to track down delinquent taxpayers, the federal government gave the IRS the right to hire private debt collectors in 2004. You know, those annoying people that call during dinner. The reason for this change in policy actually made some sense. With as much information as the IRS is forced to deal with, it simply took forever for the IRS to start collection actions. By using the third parties, the IRS would be able to get the process moving without taking up employee time.

As you might imagine, the private tax debt collector program sounded like a good idea, but proved to be problematic. There were two primary problems. First, the legitimate debt collectors were threatening taxpayers. Second, scam artists started posing as debt collectors to collect money from nave tax collectors or perform identify theft on them. It is this second problem that we focus on here.

The central problem with the new debt collector program is how does a taxpayer know if they are dealing with a legitimate company or a scam artist trying to rip them off? Well, the IRS has instituted a new program in an effort to clarify matters. Here are the highlights:

1. If the IRS is going to use a private debt collector to come after you, the agency will first send you a letter indicating as much. The name of the company handling the debt collection will be included in the letter. If you do not receive this letter, ignore or report any parties claiming to be debt collectors to the IRS immediately. Play along and get their contact information so the IRS can hammer them.

2. When dealing with the debt collector, you will eventually reach a point where you write a check. The check should be written to the United States Treasury. If the debt collector instructs you to write it to any other name, they are scam artists and you should report them immediately. There is no exception to this rule. All payments are made to the United States Treasury, just like if you had actually paid your taxes on time!

Scam artists are very creative when it comes to thinking up schemes for ripping people off. Understand and stick to the following guidelines and you can foil them.

Richard A. Chapo is with BusinessTaxRecovery.com – providing information on taxes.

Cosmetic Surgery and liposuction prices in India

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Aravali Clinic is well known for its Hair Transplant in Delhi. They provides Rhinoplasty in Delhiwith world class surgical procedure by team of Dr B K Garg.

Cosmetic surgery may be defined as form of plastic surgery which purely deals with enhancement of appearance to a certain aesthetic level. It falls under the category of aesthetic medicine and involves reconstruction through surgical and non surgical methods of treatment. Cosmetic surgery may or may not be used in correction or restoration of function. Most common surgical cosmetic treatments include breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty or facelift, while non surgical procedures include butox laser hair removal etc. c.

Cosmetic Surgery is gaining popularity across the demographics and has proved to be a boon for those patients who lost their form and physical shape due to disfigurement in accidents etc. Apart from that cosmetic surgery has helped the people to improve, enhance and rejuvenate their looks. There is an increased instance of people who want to opt for various cosmetic facelifts. Along with the western countries India and China are considered to be the biggest markets for cosmetic surgery. There are numerous youngsters who seek to remove defects like birthmarks, moles, varicose and spider veins, and tattoos etc. All the cosmetic surgeries including Hair Transplant Cost a minimum financial investment.

India along with Thailand are the two countries that are taking a market lead in the surgeries like Abdominoplasty (reshaping and firming of the abdomen), Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Mammoplasty (breast implant), Reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction), Mastopexy (breast lift), Buttock augmentation (Brazilian butt lift), Rhytidectomy (face lift), Lip enhancement, Rhinoplasty (nose job, Liposuction and hair transplant. The reason why India is emerging as the hub of cosmetic surgery is because of its cost effectiveness. Cost of Hair Transplant in India is almost quarter of what is charged in western countries. It is due to this fact that medical tourism has seen a stellar growth in India and is still on an increase with a regular flow of patients across the world.

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty is yet another cosmetic surgical treatment which involves the removal of fat from many different sites on the human body ranging from the abdomen, backs of the arms, thighs to buttocks. The operation may be performed under general, regional, or local anesthesia. Cost effective Liposuction Prices have lead to an increase in demand for this mode of treatment. Liposuction is the most preferred mode of treatment for those who suffer from obesity or want to lose some extra pounds and contour their bodies for a nice petite figure. Liposuction treatment is fast and the recovery time is minimal.

Combining Nature Tripping And Cosmetic Surgery In Costa Rica

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What makes Costa Rica a nation worth visiting for?
Maybe the short flight you will just have to take. In point of fact, from Washington, District of Columbia to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, it will only take just about 4 hours and Quarter hour of air transportation to go there.

Or maybe the spectacular scenes of the nation as an example the Poas Volcano rater where it’s possible to take a soak in its warm waters and relax like you go with mother nature? How about the western beach coast line touching with the waters of the Pacific and its eastern coastline facing the Caribbean? The castaway-like experience it’s possible to get at Isla Cocos, the farthest of its islands from the mainland with a distance of close to 300 miles from its nearest spot at Puntarenas. Or even the huge forestlands, wild animals, and clear waters that are very well preserved simply because of the authorities rigorous execution of nature laws.

Or just in case you are in an immense look for outer beauty those who would like to have the Angelina Jolie pout, the Julia Roberts look, the epic Pam Anderson humps, the very Straitlaced Scarlett Johannson waist, the Jennifer Lopez back, the very Greco Roman and million-dollar Angie Dickenson legs (better Google her if you don’t know her), and summing it all up, the Coca-Cola bottle torso, how about giving a try on undergoing cosmetic surgery in Costa Rica?

Yes, apart from the USA, it’s possible to also avail of any operation on cosmetic surgery in Costa Rica! And the best of all, it’s possible to have your dream face and torso at lower costs! You proceed through boob jobs in the U.S.A. and you’ll spend $ 8,000 (2012); but in Costa Rica, it’s possible to become an instantaneous bombshell for just $ 3,200! You also can have that dream 24-inch waistline and cellulite-free legs with suction lipectomy procedures in Costa Rica for just $ 3,000 (unlike in the USA which costs $ 9,500)!.

Actually, it’s possible to have that $ 3,200-cup-D breasts and $ 3,000-slim body in the United States of America, but only through unregistered fly by night operating surgeons who can just peril your life. So don’t you worry, the professional professionals of cosmetic surgery in Costa Rica use the latest technologies in executing such medical procedures, like those that are in the utilization by their similitudes in the USA, and be able to guarantee the safety of their patients.

The Costa Rica experience can bring optimum of remembering that each and every visitant will without any doubt cherish : The passion and taste for mother earth and the realizations of dreams for self-betterment.

How The Beauty Supply Products Are Changing The World Of Make Up

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Today’s beauty products are the outcome of thousands of years of experiments in cosmetics. The experiments started in Egyptian civilization still continue in various parts of the world. Moreover, today’s women should be considered the benefactor of years of mistakes committed by earlier civilizations. Women today have multitude of choices with respect to make up products. Modern day women enjoy a comprehensive range of beauty products sold at various beauty supply stores. Traditional beauty products which can be traced back to five thousand years were not as advanced as advanced are today’s cosmetic beauty products.

Thanks to the obsession to look beautiful among women the beauty product business has become a billion dollar industry where thousands of companies compete to capture lion’s share in the market. Some of the leading beauty supply products such as Brushes & Combs, Clippers & Trimmers, Curling Irons, Extensions, Flat Irons, Hair Care products, Hair Color, Hair Dryers, Hair Loss and Hair Removal products, Hair Setters, Hair Styling equipments, Hairpieces, Makeup Tools, Nail Care, Skin Care, Wigs, etc. are being produced in large quantities and sold through beauty product stores globally.

Whereas Europe and the USA with Japan are the leading manufacturing nations of beauty products, China is matching the pace with renewed interest to cash in the market. Despite several protests from animal rights activists claiming that numerous beauty creams are made using the bones and skins of some near to extinct animals, the production is continue unabatedly. People are following mad rush to become fair by using fairness creams. Interestingly enough most of the global brands in beauty products are from Western Europe and the USA followed by Japan which are inhabited by whites. So it is white people selling fairness creams to people who are not white to become white.

Interesting fact about beauty product market is that it is dominated by few selected companies. For example Maybelline has a world market share of 7.4%, Avon controls world market share of 5.4%, L’Oral Paris owns 5.3% of world market. Similarly, Lancme has world market share of 4% and Clinique has world market share of 3.6%. It is the increased level of obsession for beauty that helps cosmetic production companies trapping men and women. Beauty contests and get together (kitty parties) parties are other examples wherein women flaunt (or hide ugliness) their beauty with the help of beauty products.

Why Celebrities Love Tom Ford Sunglasses

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Whenever you browse through magazines or websites, you will always notice that celebrities and their style rule the world. Many people would always wish that they could look like the celebrities that they idolize and they try real hard to do just that. However, there are those who are subtle in their fancy over celebrities. Instead, they act as fashion experts that they will check the brand, style and price tag of things that celebrities wear from head to foot. Do not be shocked when you see particular styles of Tom Ford Sunglasses with prices on the side. If you are keeping a fancy over celebrities, you might just notice that celebrities are as fond of sunglasses these days as their fans are to them.

Everywhere you would look, you will notice that big names like Brad Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie, Whitney Houston and sports icon David Beckham are wearing the same brand for their sunglasses. What is it with Tom Ford Sunglasses that makes everyone want to wear them? Here are the top reasons why.

Comfort. When you talk about sunglasses, you will always notice that the temple areas and the back of the ears often hurt and press too closely on the skin when you use plastic or metal frames for the sunglasses. Due to this discomfort could develop and you will only end up throwing the sunglasses away. With signature brands though you could trust that the sunglasses are made to fit comfortably on anyone.

Quality. Anything that you buy should be of high quality as well so that you would not regret spending for these. For your Tom Ford Sunglasses, you could always expect that every glasses are made of the best materials. You could use them for years with proper use unlike low quality brands that simply last a few months.

Style. What celebrity would wear something that is common and cheap? Style is a top priority for any celebrity and when you see them wearing Tom Ford Sunglasses, that is because they are very stylish. Trust that when your celebrity crush or celebrity idol are wearing them, they are of the most stylish line.

Now, if you want to be just like the celebrities that you see on television and on movies, get your on reliable sunglasses. You are not just going to look great, you are sure to spend your money on something worth it.

Loving Your Big Beautiful Feet

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Many women have to search high and low for comfortable, reasonably priced footwear and for some it can be a discouraging task that can cause them to neglect their feet or become unhappy with their feet and themselves. Some women can afford the higher priced footwear but for those who can not, they are forced to buy shoes that will eventually hurt their feet and cause problems, such as back pain and arthritis as they grow older. Others just wear sneakers to avoid the negative effects of poorly crafted shoes that lack the comfort and support they need.

Regardless, of all of the changes we may go through to keep our big beautiful feet comfortable and in style, never give up on your search for what you deserve and is available to us.

There are many large size footwear websites to explore and shop from. Remember, we are not the only ones’ out there looking for comfort and style in ladies footwear. Men are too. Need I say more?

When you find that favorite pair, if you can afford it – buy two, buy every color.

Throughout time, the media has made jokes and comments about women with what they consider ugly, big, long, fat, corn and callous ridden feet, as if we are not worthy. Well, that is so far from the truth. There are many beautiful, successful and strong women that have the “not so pretty” feet which have walked this earth with pride and dignity. They have done and still are doing great things for many people and the look and size of their feet just did not matter.

Your feet do not define you. If you have ever had or still have a complex about your feet, remember this, “You only have two.” There are some people that do not have any and are living life, fulfilled.

Do not let the small things get you down since your feet are definitely not two of them.
Walk tall, walk proud.

Pay it forward,

Mariah

Aba Therapy Can Help Improve Verbal Behavior

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Autism spectrum disorder can take many forms. For many children, it is first diagnosed by verbal developmental delays and by an inability to communicate thoughts and ideas in a verbal manner. This is unfortunately a very common occurrence for children with autism spectrum disorder, and while it is certainly difficult for both parents and children, the good news is that there is treatment available. ABA therapy, or Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, is very effective at helping to improve verbal behavior for autistic children, and it is the most widely approved treatment available for children with an autism spectrum disorder.

ABA therapy works through the use of discretionary trial teaching. This method of teaching essentially breaks down a desired behavior or action into the most basic possible steps. Each step is repeated as often as needed until it is able to be mimicked. The steps are first taught using verbal and other prompts, and as the child learns to mimic the behavior, the prompts are slowly taken away until the child can exhibit the action on his or her own. When this happens, the next step is taught and so on until the behavior itself has been learned.

ABA therapy is incredibly effective, and part of this is due to the way that attention is given throughout the process. While most children learn and benefit from scolding and correction, the same is not true for children with autism spectrum disorder. Instead, scolding or correction is still seen as attention, and positive and negative attention are not weighed differently. With ABA therapy, negative or unwanted actions and verbal behaviors are simply ignored, while appropriate actions and behaviors are rewarded through praise or other rewards. This helps to teach children that appropriate behaviors will offer attention, while negative behaviors award none.

Whenever a child is experiencing verbal delays or communication problems, ABA therapy should certainly be considered. Many school systems offer the training, and there are excellent DVD courses available for both parents and schools. For most children, receiving intensive ABA therapy at both home and school at the earliest age possible offers the most hope for recovery. With proper training, many children are even able to function in a traditional classroom setting. ABA therapy is truly beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder and can help make life much easier for parents and children alike, especially when it comes to teaching verbal behavior skills.

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