12 Feb

The Science Behind Writing a Mystery Novel

When beginning to write a mystery novel that has police investigations it is important to understand that there will have to be some science in the story. You may disagree and say that it is not absolutely necessary, but if you want to sound professional, and be logical you want to incorporate at least a little bit of science in. This can establish credibility and the more experienced mystery novel readers will appreciate this.

The first thing you want to do is determine what science exactly you want to incorporate into your novel. It could range from something like DNA fingerprinting to cloning. You do not have to choose only one topic either, it keeps the story more interesting if you include a collection of different forensics for your readers. This also allows for more wiggle room when starting to write your novel as well. If you have more science, the story is easier to work with and build around. It may even provide inspiration when you are going over what topic you want to choose.

When you are choosing what science subject you want to involve in your story it is good to choose something that is more unique and maybe not commonly heard of. This is not the case the whole time, but it could provide for a more interesting plot. Remember you want something that is interesting, accurate, and modern. It must make sense to the reader, and it helps if the science is more up to date or even futuristic, as long as you can explain it and it is true, you have a good science topic.

After you decide what you want, it is time to research! There are many resources you can find on the internet that will supply you with valid and useful information, although you want to be careful when picking and choosing what is fake and what is true. It would not be good to be caught having false information in your story when you believe it is true. There is a way to avoid that situation though. There are books out there that offer information that works perfect for this, or sometimes there are even books made specifically for that. One book that does this is called Murder by Proxy. This will help you get all the scientific part of the plot, so that you can focus on the story writing.

Overall the science behind a mystery novel is important, simply because not only will it make your story more intriguing, but it will also appeal to the more knowledgeable novel readers. If you can add in science into your tale, you are well on your way to writing a great mystery novel.

12 Feb

Hospitals Expand To Attract Well-insured Patients Despite Pressures Of Healthcare Reforms

Several hospitals are looking for well-insured patients beyond traditional market boundaries, both in prosperous suburbs and in nearby areas with growing, well-insured populations. According to a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) hospitals seeking a competitive edge in the marketplace are targeting geographic expansion into new markets which are well-insured.

The study based on HSCs visits to 12 nationally representative metropolitan communities, depicted that hospitals are expanding despite the pressures of the healthcare reform. Hospital strategies mainly include building full-service hospitals, establishing freestanding emergency departments and other outpatient services, acquiring physician practices, and operating medical transport systems with several hospitals building near major highways to be accessible.

Hospitals expansions survey findings

In all 12 markets surveyed results depicted that hospitals are looking for full-service hospitals or freestanding emergency departments, buying or establishing physician practices and developing a regional presence through emergency medical transport systems

Recession rather than diminishing has heightened the drive among hospitals to pursue well-insured patients beyond traditional hospital market boundaries

Expansion appears more frequent where large hospital systems were pursuing significant employment of physicians and where service-line strategies, such as cardiac or cancer care, were well entrenched

Impact on Hospitals & Independent physicians

The overall impact of hospitals geographic expansions is still to be observed, there are conflicting views within the industry regarding these new hospital competitive strategies, if they will increase costs, improve care or both. Hospitals are of the view that the expansions will increase efficiency, increase access and improve the quality of patient care, while payers and competitors argue such strategies will lead to elevated costs.

Also Independent Physicians in most markets due to health reforms who are faced with financial pressures along with difficulty in hiring younger physicians, who often prefer employment in larger organizations, are actively seeking the stability and security of employment in larger physician-owned or hospital-owned groups. According to the HSC study in fast growing and well insured Greer, SC, there are no more independent primary-care practices left.

Revenue cycle management amidst hospital expansion and reforms

Hospitals backing expansions as necessary countering that even though there are costs increases, their efforts provide increased high-quality care; will need to cater to higher patient influx and increased medical billing. Hence in this scenario along with the growing pressure of health care reforms, services of skilled service providers possessing the requisite credentials can be availed by hospitals and practitioners to maintain favorable revenue cycles management.

Medicalbillersandcoders.com the largest Consortium of Medical Billers and Coders, servicing over 50 specialty US physicians, are constantly updated with the requisites of the industry and healthcare reforms are the right choice for hospitals and practices. Medicalbillersandcoders.com has in-depth knowledge and expertise in the delivering the best quality services to hospitalists. Hospital employment will affect patients, hospitals and doctors as healthcare will require greater coordination, greater use of clinical data and collaborative provider teams which MBC is best positioned to deliver.

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12 Feb

The WWE In The 2000’s

I’ve watched professional wrestling now for about twenty-six years. I’ve flopped from the original NWA to the AWA and back to WCW, which was the newer format of the NWA. Now those are all gone with the WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment eventually owning most of the rights to them. I switched to the WWE when it was still the WWF years ago. I’d always flip the channels and checked it out on and off through the years just to see who was on there. I saw such wrestlers as Hulk Hogan and his rise, Randy Savage and Elizabeth with the first wrestling entertainment wedding I ever saw, and the infamous DX comprised of Triple H and Shawn Michaels. The more clips I caught the more I got interested in the program.

Now I’ve watched the WWE for about a decade and a half and I think that it’s in its worst all time state ever! Yes, all the generation of sports entertainers that first interested me are either retired or passed on but even as they were thinning out back in the early 2000’s they still kept me enthralled. However, these last two years I’ve been extremly bored while watching both Raw and Smackdown and me and my friend’s habit of watching every single pay-per-view has all but slowed to a halt!

Why? It’s simple. I feel like they’ve gotten rid of a lot of entertaining characters and replaced them with boring or just plain ridiculous elements. For instance, they have a entertainer on there now named Brodus Clay who comes out and dances with two women before his match. Now I’m sorry, and I in no way condemn heavy people being one myself, but watching a man who looks to be at least 300 hundred pounds with no muscle shaking it in the middle of the ring in tights is not my cup of tea! He calls himself the “Funkasaurus” and I suppose he is intended to make people laugh, but I think it’s down right silly!

Not only that, I think they’ve pushed (a wrestling entertainment phrase for giving certain people a push up the ladder) a number of characters without their deserving it. Alberto Del Rio is the most prominent one to come to mind. The only thing that makes him special is his relation to the popular luchador, Mil Mascaras. He’s not that outstanding or special in the ring and his promos are irratating but the WWE feels he should be in the top ten. Question mark to the mind! Why? Is it because they think he makes an excellent heel (bad guy) or do they see something I don’t? Who knows!

Both Raw and Smackdown were cool shows but now I can’t wait for them to end. Yes, I have the choice of not watching anymore, but being a true fan of sports entertainment I keep hoping something will improve and spark my interest again. Or I hope they will bring back lasting story lines to go with their feuds. It seems they’ve simply got guys arguing back and forth about how good they are, with a constant “We don’t get along” theme! If I want to watch that kind of stuff I’ll just check out a debate or news shows. All in all in the WWE would bring back one or two of the old elements it used to have and make their shows what they used to be, I would probably start ordering pay-per-views again and bite off anyone’s hand that attempted to change the channel while either Raw or Smackdown is on! Right now in my opinion, the WWE has spun out!

12 Feb

Asure Software to Present Complimentary Live Webinar on Maximizing the Benefits of the Workforce Management Evolution

What: Workplace-management software-solutions providerAsure Software, Inc. (ASUR) will present “Maximizing the Benefits of the Workforce Management Evolution,” a complimentary live webinar that will address trending, innovative uses for time and attendance data collection that can bring significant impact and competitive positioning to an organization, now and in the future. The session will be presented by Cooper Caywood, Asure Software Vice President of Client Services.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. EDT.

How: To register for the webinar, visit http://bit.ly/15yYeXE. HR.com members must login to register for the webcast. Non-members can sign up for a free HR.com membership athttp://www.hr.com/en/memberships/ and register for the webinar when their HR.com membership has been confirmed. Webcast participants need a computer with Internet access. Registered participants will receive complete login information 24 hours and two hours prior to the event. They also will receive a copy of the presentation slides and a Real Media file of the presentation that can be downloaded to and played on an iPod or MP3 player.

Why: The measurement of work time and the value of those measurements (data) continue to evolve in striking ways with impactful results. Time and attendance data remains a primary input into the process of workforce compensation. However, as technology, the workforce, and business environments have evolved, the collection processes and value of this time data has undergone seismic shifts as well.

Takeaways: Webinar participants will learn about: technological advances that elevate what used to be deemed as utilitarian tasks into strategic value; accommodating and ever-changing workforce that has become more geographically disperse, mobile and global; and increasing the value of time and labor management data for better decision-making.

About Asure Software
Asure Software, Inc., (ASUR) headquartered in Austin, Texas, offers cloud-based time and labor management and workspace management solutions that enable businesses to control their biggest costs — labor, real estate and technology — and prepare for the workforce of the future in a highly mobile, geographically disparate and technically wired work environment. Asure serves approximately 6,000 clients worldwide and currently offers two main product lines: AsureSpace™workplace management solutions enable organizations to maximize the ROI of their real estate, andAsureForce® time and labor management solutions deliver efficient management of human resource and payroll processes.

12 Feb

Crank Software Selects GrammaTech to Turn Up Software Quality and Security

GrammaTech, Inc., a leading software developer specializing in software assurance tools, today announced that Crank Software, Inc., an innovator of embedded graphical user interface (GUI) solutions, is using GrammaTech’s CodeSonar to advance the integrity of their code.

Crank Software’s products and services enable R&D teams and user interface (UI) designers to quickly and collaboratively develop rich, animated UIs for resource-constrained embedded devices. These embedded software solutions are used in safety-critical applications, such as animated global positioning systems, in-car graphical displays and user interfaces on factory floors, so software quality and security are paramount. To enhance these areas, the team at Crank is now using CodeSonar’s advanced static analysis capability to more efficiently find and fix quality and security issues within their code.

“We wanted an innovative, high-performance static analysis tool we could drop into our process and quickly see improvements,” explained Thomas Fletcher, VP of Research and Development at Crank Software. Now that Crank’s development teams have integrated CodeSonar into their production process, quantifiable results have reinforced their choice to adopt the powerful tool. “Issues are being caught and fixed very early in the coding process. I look at these as problems I won’t have to hassle with in QA, and most critically, calls to customers I will never have to make,” he said.

CodeSonar provides Crank’s team with a high quality solution that integrates well and allows Crank’s engineers to fix problems early in development, saving time. As a result, they’ve also improved their end product and Crank Software is now feeling better-positioned for the certifications it wants to achieve to drive greater adoption. As Fletcher explained, “We wanted a comprehensive tool to push the quality and security of our software forward. And we got exactly what we aimed for.”

For a more detailed look into Crank Software’s adoption of CodeSonar, view the case study.

About GrammaTech and CodeSonar:
GrammaTech’s static analysis tools are used worldwide by Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, startups and government agencies. The staff includes 15 PhD experts in static analysis and a superb engineering team, all focused on creating the most innovative and in-depth analysis algorithms. The company’s flagship product, CodeSonar, is a sophisticated static analysis tool that performs a whole-program, interprocedural analysis on C/C++, Java and binary code, identifying complex programming bugs that can result in serious reliability or security problems. More information about CodeSonar can be found on our website at

12 Feb

Hair Loss Treatment Methods

Male pattern baldness is a very common problem. Close to ninety percent of the hair loss in men falls in this category. Most males who have crossed the age of fifty, suffer from this pattern of hair loss. However, like many other diseases, if you are able to detect the problematic condition at an early stage, you would be able to control it to a great extent. Therefore, it is important to know as much as possible about this condition, in order to identify it and treat it with immediate effect.

Hair specialists are of the opinion, that this pattern of baldness is a condition which is usually inherited by the patient. It can be inherited from both side of the family. Moreover, they have identified a chemical known as dihydrotestosterone as the principal factor behind the baldness. Receding hairline is the first sign of this condition. Sometimes it is followed by a severe hair loss at the center of your head. Again, both these indicators may sometime start at the same time. However, the quantity of the hair loss varies from patient to patient. Therefore, the treatment options also differ to a great extent from one individual to another.

Propecia is preferred by many as possible treatment option for male pattern baldness.These oral pills can be used effectively for managing hair loss in men.These pills are clinically trialed, and recommended by doctors all around the world.However, they must always be consumed under the advice of a registered doctor. And you must also take the number of pills and the recommended period suggested by your doctor seriously.Alternatively, you may also go for topical treatment methods. You can opt for medicated shampoos and lotions for the treatment of your hair loss. For instance, Rogaine is a very popular topical solution which you can try anytime. On the other hand, you can also select laser treatment for preventing hair loss. Though a bit expensive;it has proved very effective in the long run.Again, many people prefer hair transplant,over all the above mentioned treatment options.

So, you have plenty of treatment options as far as hair loss is concerned. Therefore, the first step would be to consult your hair specialist regarding the stage of your baldness. If the problematic condition is still at an early stage, you can try for the shampoos and the lotions. There is no need to go for a hair transplant immediately. But if the severity of your hair loss has reached an advanced stage, then transplantation of your hair or a laser treatment becomes the obvious choice in case of male pattern baldness. With an experienced doctor you would be able to figure out the best treatment method for your condition. You would do well to remember that not all treatment options are meant for everyone. Therefore, you must always go for the one that best suits you requirement. In this way, you would be able to counter any problem linked with your hair.

12 Feb

Bank Mega Syariah Aims Rp 265 Billion Profit in 2013

PT Bank Mega Syariah perseoran target by 2013 will reach 265 billion USD before taxes. The Company believes it is able to achieve the target.

This was revealed by the President Director of PT Bank Mega Syariah, Benny Witjaksono time press conference at Menara Bank Mega, Capt. Tendean Road, Jakarta (12/4/2013).

“In 2013, we have reached the target grossnya profit at Rp 265 billion, or after tax of Rp 198 billion. Course to secure this we have step by step,” he said.

Benny did not mention what the expansion to be able to achieve these targets. “We have also reached earlier illustrates that God willing will be up,” he added.

The target is higher than the company’s profit after tax in 2012, which reached Rp 184.8 billion. Said to Benny, corporate profits continue to experience positive trends. Characterized by increased earnings in 2012 amounted to 243.2% in 2011 compared to the previous which only reached Rp 53.8 billion.

Furthermore Benny said, profit after tax increased performance company supported by 3 main things. Among them is the better performance of the company, also in terms of business growth.

“First petumbuhan business itself. Both increase employee productivity, the third, we are very successful in controlling operating costs,” he concluded.

12 Feb

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