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Predict Your Broadband Speed With A Broadband Speed Test Before Signing Up

Broadband speed is one of the biggest concerns to anyone thinking about changing their broadband connection, and rightly so. After all, it’s the speed that we probably notice most of all about a broadband connection, and it’s the speed that effects exactly what we can do online. Slower broadband, for example, makes watching HD content online impossible, while fast broadband can make it very easy to stream HD services or download huge files in minutes rather than hours. Speed is even more important when you live with others and need to make sure that everyone in your house can access the internet at a good rate.

The problem with broadband speed is that it’s not always that easy to tell what you’re going to end up with when you are out looking for a provider online. A lot of providers advertise their speeds as ‘up to’ a certain amount, but it’s important to remember that it’s unlikely you’ll see the upper limits of that amount due to the way most broadband works.

The vast majority of broadband providers in the UK use a technology called ADSL. There’s a lot of tech stuff involved, but all you really need to know about ADSL is that it delivers broadband through your phone line. The broadband signal is split from your local telephone exchange, sent down a copper cable into your home where your router and computer sort out the data. This system is popular because nearly everyone in the UK has access to a phone line, providing coverage of about 98% overall. It’s also cheaper, as there’s no digging or extra installation work to be done because in most cases a phone line will already exist to a property.

The problem with this technology is that it’s really old. Copper cables were never designed to carry internet data on them so the signal degrades the further it has to travel. This means that if you live 3 miles away from your local exchange, your broadband speeds will be very slow, while if you live next door to your exchange, you should be able to get very fast speeds. Essentially, broadband speed through ADSL is far more to do with where your actual house is in relation to the telephone exchange than any choice you can make about different providers.

Of course, not everyone knows their exact distance from their exchange, which is where online speed checkers can come in handy. Not to be confused with the other type of speed test which tests your current connection speeds, a broadband speed test
can be used to test the potential speed of a connection you haven’t signed up to yet. The test works out how far you are aware from your exchange and what different technologies your exchange has available and then uses this information to guess your potential broadband speed.

This can be done be entering either your postcode or telephone number into the test, although telephone number tests are usually a little more accurate. No test is completely 100% correct, but it’s a pretty good indicator of what speed you’ll actually get. Having this in advance is very useful, as it means you already know the limits of your connection and can adjust your choices accordingly. For example, if your maximum broadband speed is around 6 Mbps, then there’s not much point paying extra for an up to 24 Mbps package.

Broadband speed tester is a blog and review site that answers questions for consumers such as ‘how do I test my broadband speed?’ and ‘what are the latest offers available for broadband in my area?’. Check the site out for the answer to these and a thousand other questions about the broadband market before you decide to switch!

LEASE DOCTOR: Know your rights as commercial tenant

LEASE DOCTOR: Know your rights as commercial tenant
Unlike the residential counterpart to the commercial real estate industry, the disclosure laws are somewhat nebulous for the prospective tenant leasing commercial space. When signing documents for the purchase of a home, the agent is required to make …
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Signing a New Lease? Seven Traps to Avoid
The Am Law Daily caught up with Thomas Doughty, chairman of the law firm group at commercial brokerage firm Jones Lang LaSalle, and Eric Berson, chairman and chief executive officer of law firm brokerage firm Avocat Group, to ask what law firms tend to …
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Off to College – Campus Safety

September is almost here and a lot of you will be packing your kids off to college, some for the first time. For college students, September is the most dangerous month of the school year. So much so, that it has earned the nickname “The Red Zone.” This is due to the fact that the combination of new people, parties, drugs and alcohol, along with the unfamiliarity of new surroundings can become quite volatile. A high percentage of campus crimes are drug or alcohol related. Campus safety is an issue in which parents and students alike need to be involved. There are a couple of things you and your student need to do. First is to educate yourself.

There is an organization called Security on Campus which has a wealth of information on campus safety and resources to find crime statistics for a specific campus. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting campus crime victims and the prevention of criminal campus violence. They can go along way toward learning what has been done and what needs to be done concerning campus safety. Learn what you can do to keep yourself safe and out of dangerous situations. Crime statistics and safety information are available for your campus. Use it! This brings me to the second thing you can do, be proactive!

I can’t understand why, after spending a sizable sum of money on your child’s college expenses, you wouldn’t spend a few more dollars to equip your student with the tools to keep him or her safe. You can’t rely entirely on someone else to do that. Having a personal alarm or whistle, pepper spray or small stun gun for personal protection is never a bad idea. Even something such as a door alarm or door brace for the dorm or apartment. These are all small, inexpensive items which could help protect your student when things don’t go exactly as planned. As always, I would urge you to get something you are comfortable with, learn its limitations and learn how to use it properly.

Have a safe and memorable year!

For links to Safety on Campus or to learn more about personal safety products, visit Greywolf Security.

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Kin no Unko
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The Japanese Lucky Golden Poo

> Kin no Unko le caca porte-bonheur en or
> Kin no Unko the lucky golden poo (automatic translation by Google)

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Traffic Resumes on Highway 28
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Extreme flooding on Highway 28 between Campbell River and Gold River caused a washout on November 19, 2012.

Maintenance contractor Emcon Services Inc. was quick to respond, working overnight and reopening what was expected to be a two-day closure in a matter of hours.

The washout occurred after a culvert became blocked. Crews installed a new, larger culvert.

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100% Acrylic Art Guards by Agata Olek / Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009 / 20090926.10D.54776.P1.L1.SQ / SML
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"I think crochet, the way I create it, is a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and its systems and psychology. The connections are stronger as one fabric as opposed to separate strands, but, if you cut one, the whole thing will fall apart.

Relationships are complex and greatly vary situation to situation. They are developmental journeys of growth, and transformation. Time passes, great distances are surpassed and the fabric which individuals are composed of compiles and unravels simultaneously."

Agata Olek Biography. The SPLAT! of colors hits you in the face, often clashing so ostentatiously that it instantly tunes you into the presence of severely cheeky humor. A moment later the fatigue of labor creeps into your fingers as a coal miner’s work ethic becomes apparent. Hundreds of miles of crocheted, weaved, and often recycled materials are the fabric from which the wild and occasionally wearable structures of her fantasylands are born.

Olek was born Agata Oleksiak in Poland and graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland with a degree in cultural studies. In New York, she rediscovered her ability to crochet and since then she has started her crocheted journey/madness.

Resume sniffers may be pleased to know Olek’s work has been presented in galleries from Brooklyn to Istanbul to Venice and Brazil, featured in "The New York Times", "Fiberarts Magazine", "The Village Voice", and "Washington Post" and drags a tail of dance performance sets and costumes too numerous to mention.

Olek received the Ruth Mellon Award for Sculpture, was selected for 2005 residency program at Sculpture Space, 2009 residency in Instituto Sacatar in Brazil, and is a winner of apex art gallery commercial competition. Olek was an artist in an independent collective exhibition, "Waterways," during the 49th Venice Biennale. She was also a featured artist in "Two Continents Beyond," at the 9th International Istanbul Biennale.

Olek herself however can be found in her Greenpoint studio with a bottle of spiced Polish vodka and a hand rolled cigarette aggressively re-weaving the world as she sees.

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13th annual D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® (Sept 25 to Sept 27, 2009)
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The three-day multi-site neighborhood-wide event is a one-of-a-kind art happening: where serendipity meets the haphazard and where the unpredictable, spontaneous and downright weird thrive. The now teenage D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® presents touchable, accessible, and interactive art, on a scale that makes it the nation’s largest urban forum for experimental art.

Art Under the Bridge is an opportunity for young artists to use any medium imaginable to create temporary projects on-the-spot everywhere and anywhere, completely transforming the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York, into a vibrant platform for self-expression. In addition to the 80+ projects throughout the historical post-industrial waterfront span, visitors can tour local artists’ studios or check out the indoor video_dumbo, a non-stop program of cutting-edge video art from New York City and around the world.

The Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) has been the exclusive producer of the D.U.M.B.O Art Under the Bridge Festival® since 1997. DAC is a big impact, small non-profit, that in addition to its year-round gallery exhibitions, is committed to preserving Dumbo as a site in New York City where emerging visual artists can experiment in the public domain, while having unprecedented freedom and access to normally off-limit locations.

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Compass Accommodation Orientation: The View to Bus Stop for Penryn Campus

Use our Accommodation Orientation Videos to help you find your way on and off campus. This video shows the quickest walking route from The View accommodation to the nearest bus stop for Penryn Campus.

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10 questions to ask before leasing commercial space

10 questions to ask before leasing commercial space
When planning to lease a space for your restaurant business, you will want to prepare yourself for lease negotiations with a commercial landlord (also known as the lessor). One of the most important steps you can take is to ask plenty of questions to …
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Commercial leasingSigning an Agreement to Lease
Signing an Agreement to Lease is often a long term commitment for both the landlord and the tenant, and it pays to have the terms checked by a lawyer before you sign. Since the earthquakes, commercial leases in NZ have become increasingly complicated, …
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A few nice Resume images I found:

Image from page 144 of “Three Catholic Afro-American congresses [electronic resource]: a short resume of the work that has been done since the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore, letters of the hierarchy, clergy and prominent laymen to the congresses, the
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Title: Three Catholic Afro-American congresses [electronic resource]: a short resume of the work that has been done since the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore, letters of the hierarchy, clergy and prominent laymen to the congresses, the sermons of Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop Elder, Archbishop Ryan and Father Mackey, speeches and portraits of prominent colored Catholics, their friends and institutions, the public addresses of the three most remarkable gatherings of Negroes in America : all nicely bound in cloth
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Congress of Colored Catholics of the United States Tolton, Augustine, 1854-1897, inscriber. GEU Valle, Lincoln Charles, b. 1863, inscriber. GEU
Subjects: African American Catholics
Publisher: Cincinnati, O. : American Catholic Tribune
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ens, who, by reason of prejudice of color, bavebeen deprived of those educational advantages whichare so fresly extended to people of every race andclime. Daniel A. Rudd, offered the following, whichwas also adopted: Rosolved, That the ColoredCatholics in Congress assembled in Philadelphia greetthe Apostolate of the Press, now in session in NewYork, and bid them God speed in th«ir noble work. DELEGATE RUDDs PAPER. The first paper of the Congress was read byDaniel A. Rudd, editor of the American CatholicTribune, on Our Young Men The writercomplained that the education of Colored Catholicboys-who after the age of 12 years receive theirsubsequent training in non-Catholic schools, with tb IM frequent result that they become luke warm or driftaway from the safe guidance of the Church. : Thetradesmen of a race, he said, have much to dowith its development; for tnis reason our young menshould be encouraged to learn some trade suitable totheir strength, condition and locality, whether or not

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BROTHER INNOCENT, (>. S, B. they want to follow it in after life. When we havemoulders, bricklayers, mechanics and skilled artisansin every branch of human industry, all educated men,then indeed will we have made some advance. Anorganized effort should be made to induce the trades*unions in the United States to make their lawsconform to the spirit and genius of the Declaration of 135 Independence and of of the Contitution of the UnitedStates. It is less than patriotic.to say the least, forone class of citizens to undertake a draw the lineagainst another class of citizens of a common country.It warps the soul, dwarfs the achievements of man^hood, renders the Government insecure, and is initself perilous. In many parts of the United Statesthe different braches of trade are organized, and oneof the laws found in their codes discriminates againsta class of people who form at leist one^sixth of tinworking population ol this great republic. In all of their halls and m3eting places youwil

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Title: Three Catholic Afro-American congresses [electronic resource]: a short resume of the work that has been done since the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore, letters of the hierarchy, clergy and prominent laymen to the congresses, the sermons of Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop Elder, Archbishop Ryan and Father Mackey, speeches and portraits of prominent colored Catholics, their friends and institutions, the public addresses of the three most remarkable gatherings of Negroes in America : all nicely bound in cloth
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Congress of Colored Catholics of the United States Tolton, Augustine, 1854-1897, inscriber. GEU Valle, Lincoln Charles, b. 1863, inscriber. GEU
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eReverend. Clergv and the Laity who choose to calland express their good wishes for the coming year.It will therefore be impossible fur me to absentmyself irom home, but at the same time 1 havethe pleasure of expressing my wish that your-anion may be of great service and benefit to the CoUored Catholics of this country. Respectfully yours, M. A. COHRIGAN, Archbishop of New York.To Dan. A, Rudd, The following communications were also received, and read: Providence, R. I. Jan., 1, 1889.D^n. A. Rudd, President, Coloied Catholic Cong-ress ;Washington, D. C.;—In behalf of the CatholicYoung Glens National Union, please accept heartycongratulations for your organization. Let me sayto you esto perpetua, color is not a factor to joinwith us. (Signed.) Tuos. MCormack, Secetary C. Y. M. N. U. 41 Carroll Institute, 602, F, Street, Washington, D. CLWm. H. Smitb, President Cjlored Catholic Cong-ress, Washington, D. C- Dear Sir:—In the generalfeelingof interest,inspired by the announcement of an

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LINCOLN C. VALLE, MO affiliaton of the Colored Catholics of the UnitedStates, it is but natural that those of the same faithshoud participate with deepest concern, and particu-larly other societies organized under the protectionand for the promotion of the same interests as those 42 tinder and for which each society represented in theCongress is iabaring. In accordance with a resolution of Carroll Insti-tute agreeable with its sense of duty in this behalf,I gladly tender to the Congress this expression of thegratification and pleasure of the Institue in witness-ing this affiliation, and its congratulation upon thelarge repesentation at and auspcious circumstancessurrounding the first seasion of the Congress and Iwi^h it in the name of the Institute, God speed in itslabor; its future growth, welfare and usefulness. I am further bid, to tender to the Congress anddelegates a cordial invitation to visit and use the libra-ry and rooms of the Institute during their stay in thecity. Yours ve

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Effect of Living on Campus and off Campus on Student Life

Every college to which students enroll offers the opportunity to live on campus for everyone. It is especially important for those students who come from other cities or states, or even countries as they have no place to live in the surroundings. However, even under the condition of free housing offered by the college, some students prefer to live off campus and rent an apartment nearby. There are different reasons for such a choice, and both variants conceal both advantages and drawbacks. They will be discussed in the present article. Living Off Campus. Living off campus offers a set of advantages, including independence of mature life in an apartment, privacy for studies and meetings with friends. In addition, living alone in an apartment away from parents cultivates the sense of responsibility in students who have to take care about themselves alone, to cook, to wash the linen and to buy food and all other necessary things. However, living off campus also has some drawbacks, including paying for the housing (which may be much more expensive than living in a college), lack of communication with friends and college acquaintances and complications in getting to college, which may also cost money. Living On Campus. The first and the most important advantage of living on campus is accessibility to school. Even consulting a group-mate regarding the homework or taking some materials may be easier on campus. In addition, living on campus is not costly; it is possible to eat there, so in general the price of housing is much lower as compared to living separately. Nonetheless, one should think about lack of privacy and low GPA in case of living on campus. Communication with friends, constant being in groups and lack of time alone are the certain disadvantages of this choice, so both priorities, values and wishes have to be taken into account when deciding.

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How Commercial Businesses Can Benefit from Properties for Lease

Owning a commercial property entails a great deal of expenses. The worth of the land alone can cost really high. This may be burdensome to entrepreneurs who have just started establishing their companies. But there is another option: they can lease a commercial property until they achieve growth and profit. Leasing a commercial property can be fairly difficult as there are several elements to consider prior to the lease. Entrepreneurs must be wise in choosing which property to lease—it must be a property that is perfect for business, like the best commercial property for lease Florida has to offer.

When finding a commercial property to lease, location is the main factor to think about. One ought to find an area exactly where his/her company will surely be prosperous. For example, the majority of the Destin Florida hotels are located close to Florida’s shorelines—tourists who go to the beaches of Florida would surely want lodgings near the region. Entrepreneurs might have foreseen this market potential, which is why they establish their hotels in such locations. The location of the property that the investor is eyeing upon should be a location where s/he can find his/her target market.

One of the main reasons that entrepreneurs choose to lease properties would be to cut costs. The entrepreneur should discover a location that is reasonably priced and would certainly not deplete his/her allotted budget. When negotiating with the landlord, one should not show that s/he is desperate to get the property—chances are, the landlord might take advantage of this and ask for irrational conditions. It is best to look for various options so that s/he can compare them and find out which will be the greatest deal.

It is essential that the lessor and the lessee each agree to the contract. The lessee must check if the agreement is favorable to him/her. There are types of leasing agreements where conditions are more favorable to the lessee than the lessor. Entrepreneurs must find such commercial leasing conditions to save money.

It is also essential to check if the terms and conditions of the lease are ideal for the business. Most leases these days are short-term leases. The downside of having a short-term lease is that tenants tend to pay for higher rents. However there is an advantage—in case the lessee has to transfer to a new location, s/he can move out without having much difficulty terminating the agreement.

Former tenants of the property might have left certain damage to structure. The lessee must see to it that the Florida commercial office space that s/he is eyeing upon does not have an excessive amount of damage. This can help save resources.

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A Day In New York 14th May 2015: Rally to Save NYC
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Rally and March in favour of stronger tenant laws, an repeal of laws favouring landlords and developers.

A Day In New York 14th May 2015: Rally to Save NYC
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Rally and March in favour of stronger tenant laws, an repeal of laws favouring landlords and developers.