10 Google Products You (Probably) Never Knew Existed
I don’t know about you, but it feels like Google launches a new product every time I turn my laptop on. And these new products tend to fit into two distinct categories: Incredibly usefulIncredibly bizarre Fortunately, most of these products are free so we’re really not in a position to complain! So much so, that I thought it was a good idea to compile a list of the secrets of the Google product empire. Google Takeout – No, this is not Google’s food delivery service (although that’d be handy), this is a tool which allows you to download an archive of your data from things like your +1′s, Google+ Circles, Contacts and Picasa Web albums.Google Mars – While you’re probably familiar with Google Earth, Google Mars is a little less well known. So, how many of those did you know about? Also read: olly via shutterstock
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10 Great Free Google Forms Every Teacher Should Be Using
Today's post is about a great work that has been done by our colleague Tom Barret. He has created awesome example forms for different topics. He has also made all these forms available for us to download and use with our students. To download any of the forms below, make sure to visit Tom's original post. 1- Get to Know your Class Use this form to collect information about your students such as their likes, dislikes, club affiliations, and many more. 2- Emotion Graph This is a form ideal for use by students when studying linear narrative both written or visual. 3- Spelling Test As its name suggests , this form is great for use inside the classroom to test students spelling. 4- Comprehension Questions This is a form that test students understanding of a text or anything thing else you want to test. 5- Weekly Reading Record This is a form where students can provide data about their reading. 6- Maths Data Handling 7- Guided Reading Record 8- Prior Learning Assessment 9- Library Book Review
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Lights: Comes with 2 capsule lights. Capsule lights have many beautiful multicolored patterns with infinite adjustability, kinetic awareness (knows when you are twirling and when you are still), all-night runtime, and are microUSB-rechargeable. Options: Comes in 2 standard lengths. Custom lengths available for additional $10 - please specify desired overall baton length (in cm or inches) in Customer Notes during checkout. Baton comes standard with elastomer grip and holographic tape. You may opt for no grip for a glossy holographic taped shaft, or to add your own grip. Shipping: All orders require a 1-week lead time. Construction: - Light, rigid 12mm OD carbon fiber shaft - Soft silicone "flowcap" secures your lights with a snap - Virtually bulletproof polycarbonate tubing houses the lights - Translucent ABS compression connectors create a firm connection between the tubes and shaft - Optional seamless, translucent elastomer grip lets your baton's color shine through
Dino Pet: The living lamp that grows brighter the more you care for it
The BioPop Company have come up with a very different and very cool living light/virtual pet by the name of Dino Pet. This is a biological lamp that has very small bioluminescent plankton inside it, called dinoflagellates, which glow in the dark with their own inner light. [Image Courtesy of Biopop] This is where the Dino Pet gets its name from, with the dinoflagellates being inside the plastic shell. In the day the Dino Pet should be placed in indirect light. The amount of light that you get from the Dino Pet will all depend on how well you care for it, or rather, the plankton inside its belly. The BioPop biological lamp/pet/toy was the outcome of the company’s quest for a sustainable bio-light. Via [BioPop] Google+
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5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating Your Work
You’ve probably heard this crazy tidbit thrown your way before: Some of the world’s most-driven people are also some of the biggest procrastinators this planet has ever seen. And it makes no sense since these are exactly the kind of people who know that doing that never ends well. Why is that? And better yet, if you find yourself in a similar situation, how can you stop? One person had this same question and took it to Quora. 1. Perhaps there are certain aspects you are highly motivated to do and procrastinate on other aspects. Mike Tielemans OK, you may not be able to fully outsource every piece of your life to other people. 2. It's not that you don't want to do the things that you say you want to do. Rizwan Aseem Have you ever sat down and asked yourself why a particular task was so important to complete by a certain deadline? 3. Tim Metz 4. Drive doesn't come from willpower. Janice Benett Last year, I put “build a better personal website” on my to-do list. What took me so long? 5.
If you regularly struggle to decide between stalking a high school friend’s wedding album on Facebook or preparing for a presentation at work, you’re probably a procrastinator. And a pretty good one at that! Tell you what, that’s totally OK—we all put things off. Luckily, it doesn’t mean we aren’t hard workers, it just means that we have to work a little more to get past our habits. (No, Netflix is not actually calling your name.) Follow this flowchart to see what your habits say about your procrastination style—and how you can overcome it. Infographic courtesy of Parcel Hero. About The Author A UNC-Wilmington grad born and raised in North Carolina, Kaitlyn always knew she would end up in NYC to pursue writing.
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Can thousands of regulations be harmonized? Last summer, the European Union (EU) and the US took the first steps to establish a partnership between the two markets that together account for almost half the world’s economy. Teams of negotiators met in Washington to talk about how best to take the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) forward, and even though the second round of negotiations was canceled due to pressing political issues, both sides expressed a firm commitment to the TTIP process. The possibility of TTIP is important as the partnership promises both sides significant economic benefits. According to US Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, trade and investment between the US and the EU currently far exceeds any other bilateral relationship, with $2.6 billion worth of goods flowing between the two sides each day. Many Americans do not realize that more than 13 million people in two countries owe their jobs to the transatlantic economic relationship.
EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Many readers of In Compliance Magazine have seen the word “certification” bandied about in their professional lives. A smaller subset of those readers likely have some indirect exposure to the formal certification process, either through involvement in their company’s product compliance programs, as an engineer or technician in a testing laboratory, or maybe as an inspector or factory line auditor. We can likely further narrow the readership into an even smaller subset that knows that an international conformity assessment standard exists for the operation of a certifying organization (known as a Certification Body, or CB), and possibly even fewer that have direct experience with the requirements of that standard. The standard we speak of is ISO/IEC 17065, “Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services,” and its most recent revision was published in September 2013. The Role of Certification Schemes ISO/IEC 17065 in Detail Preliminaries Section Five—Impartiality
ISO/IEC 17065: The Standard for Certification Bodies – A Review of the Key Requirements
The Problem It’s time for ship authorization and production shipments to begin. But, to everyone’s surprise the system does not have the GREEN light to proceed. For some unexplained reason there is a gap in the evidence needed that proves the product meets all of its regulatory obligations. Or, take this example. What are these limiters? Unfortunately many businesses find themselves in the exact predicaments presented above, or something rather close depending on the maturity of the business, the talent behind the product compliance activity, and the support structure within the business. It Starts at the Top: The Requirements Probably the most import factor is to inventory or categorize exactly what the product needs to meet. “Regulatory” includes all items that are based on a law or directive in a given country. One error many companies make is not keeping current on what the country requirements are. Getting the Job Done: The Right Person and Team Patience is a virtue. Peter S.
Product Compliance Limiters and Their Impact on Product Shipments
Si tenés dudas de cómo calcular tu aguinaldo, aquí te lo contamos - MedioLleno
Desde el año pasado, los trabajadores de El Salvador gozan de más remuneración en concepto de aguinaldo. En esta nota conocerás cuánto debés recibir si ya tenés más de un año de laborar para una misma empresa. Sin duda alguna, para los trabajadores el fin de año representa un gran alivio para su bolsillo, pues reciben más de una prestación y beneficios adicionales a la ley, como regalías, bonos y celebraciones. Sin embargo, también reciben un desembolso extra que está contemplado en el Código de Trabajo, y que se le conoce como aguinaldo y se trata de una remuneración extra a su salario. En El Salvador, el pago del aguinaldo se rige desde el artículo 196 hasta el 202 de dicho código. ¿Cómo calcular tu aguinaldo? El siguiente ejercicio se realizará para calcular el aguinaldo de las tres prestaciones que estipula la ley acerca de 15, 19 y 21 días de salario, así como el aguinaldo proporcional si tenés menos de un año de trabajar para una misma empresa. Caso 1: Caso 2: Caso 3: Caso 4:
Calcular vacaciones de ley en El Salvador
Uno de los derechos de ley que todos los trabajadores deben gozar en una empresa son las vacaciones remuneradas, las cuales consisten en un descanso anual pagado para dar al trabajador un período de descanso en el que pueda reponerse física y mentalmente del agotamiento laboral y pueda continuar con su trabajo posteriormente. Si ya tienes al menos un año de estar contratado en una misma empresa, tienes derecho a disfrutar de unas merecidas vacaciones. Por eso es importante que sepas cómo calcular vacaciones de ley en El Salvador, es decir, el pago que te toca de acuerdo con el Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social, pero además debes saber qué formas de tomarlas existen. Si deseas saltarte la explicación de como calcular el monto de tus vacaciones puedes ir directamente a la calculadora aquí Duración de las vacaciones y posibilidad de fraccionarlas Facultad de tu empleador para determinar el momento de tomar vacaciones Cuánto es el pago por vacaciones Vacación proporcional
Active Hydra is a two-component polyurethane injection resin which ensures high reactivity, excellent mechanical strength and chemical stability. Active Hydra is designed for waterproofing and consolidation of rocks, friable land and structures affected by high-pressure water, as well as to convey water in aquifers and fill voids and cavities. Packaging Active Hydra COMP. Features Does not contain halogens and CFCsReaction start on contact with waterAlways hardens: with or without waterImmediate reaction Applications TunnelsDams and hydraulic worksWells MiningAir gapsSub-foundations Specifications (at +20°C and 60% R.H.)
Active Hydra | Waterproofing Solutions - Bolat
Tight Knot is a two component resin made of organic minerals. Although it is not expandable, it is characterised by its excellent chemical stability, mechanical resistance and flexibility. Tight knot is used for water proofing fractured rock, consolidation of loose land and rock, crack and cavity filling. Application Area Tunnelling Mining Dams Reservoirs Aqueducts Features The presence of water does not affect the reaction processNot flammableHardens rapidlyHas thixotropic properties that appear as soon as the two components are mixed.Non-toxic and non-pollutant Specifications (at +20°C and 60% R.H.)
Tight Knot - Fractured Rock and Ground Consolidation | Bolat
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Potentially dangerous chemicals can be found in every room in your home. If not properly stored or used, these products could end up in you or your child’s body or on you or your child’s skin and cause minor to serious and even life-threatening health problems. What are these every day household chemicals? Let’s take a tour of the rooms of your home and discover what some of these chemicals are and what health harms they may cause. Keep in mind that most household cleaning products and pesticides are reasonably safe when used as directed, and that the level of toxicity of a product is dependent on the dose of the product used (never use more than the amount listed on the label) and the length of exposure to the product. References The Environmental Working Group.
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