Archive for August, 2016
Our country continues to evolve and laws and regulations continue to advance. Things that were once illegal are now legal, and our society, as a whole, is moving towards more acceptance. Once of these areas of acceptance and law changes are that of medical cannabis usage. Years ago, cannabis was illegal and considered only useful for recreational drug use. People still used it, but they would face legal charges if caught. However, after man years of research, scientists have found that cannabis is useful for pain relief in many medical conditions. Cannabis is actually considered to be less harmful to the body than many of the pharmaceuticals available today. For this reason, many individual states have passed the legalization of medical marijuana use. Other states have yet to pass the legalization
You never imagined you would see the day you would need to begin using electronic billing.
Using the term start up company was a stretch for what you and your friend were doing. You did not think of your friend as a business partner, you simply introduced her as your good friend who used to teach across the hall from you. Three years later, however, you find yourself needing to find a third person to join your service or making the decision to have to turn some clients away. This situation, the one where you are looking at an electronic billing service and finding another employee, seemed completely impossible three years ago.
What to Do When Small Businesses Become Big Businesses Overnight
The two former English teachers had a simple plan. They would help high school student
Americans are being prescribed more medications than ever before. In fact, nearly half (48.5%) of Americans have used at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days. Logically so, the pharmaceutical industry is booming: in 2011, doctors and dispensaries provided 2.6 billion post-appointment prescription drugs, and in the same year, pharmacy and drug store sales in the United States totaled over $231 billion. With prescription drug demand on the rise and internet-based medical purchases becoming more common, pharmaceutical companies are constantly coming up with new methods to keep us and our families safe, namely through medical packaging techniques.
Even when it comes to over-the-counter medications, which some view as potentially less dangerous than prescription dr
While building or improving houses, people can sometimes get too caught up in the complicated things, while losing sight a little bit about simple, functional aspects that when done right, can really add to the living experience. Interior decor is usually the culprit here, with so much to choose from and so much potential to do something radically unique. When it comes to your home, it certainly pays to devote as much attention to your home exterior as you do for your interiors, and one of those simple, functional but extremely important aspect of your home is your driveway. It is something that is more often than not taken for granted, but should not be.
Driveways are ubiquitous is most households, and they serve a very basic but still important purpose. It is the approach area of your veh
Cruising has become a major part of the tourism industry, accounting for approximately $29.4 billion and over 19 million passengers carried in 2011 alone. Although cruise ships may seem like just another boat, their construction is actually quite different from their ocean liner relatives.
Cruise vessel parts are many and complex, but whether you’re just starting out in the industry or a seasoned sailor, it’s important to know the basic parts of vessels and their anatomy. If you need a refresher or simply want to learn more, here’s a basic guide to cruise ship anatomy.
Centerpiece of the Ship
The centerpiece of a contemporary cruise ship operating on the ocean today is the elevator that runs through the highest traffic areas of its many floors, usually as part of a central atrium. These elevators are typically decked out as a prime photo op for many passengers. While the majority of these elevators are built inside of glass tubes to allow those photo ops, several advances in safe elevator construction that have allowed for the creation of a dynamic lift that brings people to the next floor in style. A wide array of lights, brushed and etched glass, and smoother trips are the most common traits of a contemporary cruise elevator.
Promenade and Activity Decks
The promenade and activity decks are the areas of the ship that are open to all passengers on the vessel. They include pools, nightclubs, rail-side walking or running areas, lounges, on-board shops, dining areas, and restaurants. Passengers and crew on one cruise ship consume an average of 20,000 pounds of beef, 28,000 eggs, and as much as 8,000 gallons of ice cream in a single week. The rate of consumption means these decks are constantly stocked with food and merchandise for passengers.
In case of an emergency, several measures are taken protect passengers and staff. Integrated fire extinguisher systems will address fire anywhere on the ship, and defibrillator units are on board per maritime law in case a passenger suffers from heart failure. In addition, maritime safety standards require that all passengers aboard the ship have the ability to escape in the case of an emergency from which the ship cannot recover. Modern escape cruise vessel parts and equipment are similar to submarines in that they can protect passengers from the elements.
Second to emergency equipment, these are the most important cruise vessel parts. The specialized parts and equipment in these engines is what allows for smooth sailing on a large cruise ship. The lowest decks of the cruise ship contain the engines that propel the boat, and are used at different strengths depending on the ship’s itinerary and the roll, pitch, and yaw of the water that it sails through.
Modern cruise ships, while sacrificing some qualities of seaworthiness, have added various amenities in addition to new and improved engine parts. While they’re a great spot for vacations, they’re also technological marvels worthy of praise and study.
There are some businesses that come to mind when you think of cleanliness requirements. You expect your restaurant to be completely clean and sanitary, providing you with healthy food. You expect for your medical professionals office to also be clean and sanitized. However, what about the less than obvious businesses? Do you care if your local gym is clean? What about the local bowling alley? Although these types of establishments may not hold the same cleanliness requirements as a restaurant would, customers still expect them to be clean.
You expect that any business that you frequent is clean and regular sanitized. Regular sanitization prevents the spread of illness and germs. You do not want to visit your local gym for a quick workout, to be left with an illness that could have been prevented. I
If you are buying chicken at Costco then you are faced with two options: bigger bag or smaller bag for the same price. Sounds like an easy decision, right? Not so fast, the smaller bag isn’t that much smaller and all of the chicken breast are individually wrapped in vacuum pouches. This means that the chicken will last longer, you don’t have to worry about them freezing to each other and having to take out more than you need because they’re stuck together. Most people are willing to pay for the convenience.
Consumers and other people are always looking for new ways to extend the shelf life of food. Back in the day they would cure meat with salt or sugar and can ve
Prototype PCB fabrication is the process of designing and manufacturing printed circuit boards. As we know, these prototype circuit boards mechanically support and electrically connect electronics using conductive pathways etched into the boards themselves.
Most of the features on a PCB are etched from copper sheets that have been laminated onto a non-conductive substrate. If a PCB has one copper layer, it is considered to be a single-sided circuit board. Double sided boards or multi-layer boards contain two or more layers of conductive copper than the standard single sided board.
As we know, multi-layered PCBs allow for a much improved component density than their single-sided counterparts. The vias (or the plated-through holes of the board) connect different layers of conductors with ease. The most advanced of these types of PCBs may contain different components such as capacitors, resistors, active devices, and others, embedded in the substrate.
The best prototype PCBs in the U.S. are designed with the latest software products and use the most modern Panelization technologies available today. Pentalogix uses its Smart DFM software in conjunction with its Panelization software to create the best and most trusted printed circuit boards in North America. All brought to you for the best price you’ll be able to find anywhere in the country.
What is the importance of such precise software and manufacturing techniques? Consider the following. Each PCB board is designed uniquely to fit its intended purpose. Engineers have to use software to properly customize the circuit designs on the board. The reason for this is that the spaces between the electrical pathways are often 0.04 inches across or smaller. The location of the holes for component leads are also laid out.
If you’re obsessed with prototype PCB assembly, consider taking a look at Pentalogix. Pentalogix uses software they developed to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry they work in. They have a reputation amongst engineers and contractors alike that is second to none, thanks to their use of cutting edge, proprietary technology. If industry experience and innovation are criteria of yours, consider this: Pentalogix has been around since 2002, giving them more experience and know-how with the prototype circuit board than most of their competitors operating anywhere around the globe.
When you decide to build a new driveway, the hardest choice is what material to use. The two most popular materials are asphalt and concrete, for many different reasons. They both have several drawbacks and advantages, so your choice is dependent on things like your personal renovation budget, and what you value in terms of aesthetic appeal.
Take a look at this comparison of the two materials so that you are better informed to make a decision when the time comes.
Concrete driveways usually cost around 45% more to install than asphalt ones, but concrete driveways are generally supposed to last longer than asphalt ones. But, on t