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Monday, March 30, 2009

Meet Nigeria's Favorite Former President-Mohammed Babangida

Mohammed Babangida was the president of the Armed Forces from 1985-1993 in his homeland Nigeria. He was and still is beloved by the people of his country. Though he has high popularity, he also has had his foes.

During Mohammed Babangida term as being president in Nigeria, he wanted to eliminate poverty. He worked hard to do so, via grassroots ways. His work has done a lot for the people of Nigeria. His motto “Live and Let’s Live”, will likely echo through out the rest of Nigeria's history.

Mohammed Babangida is currently a Retired Five Star General, who is now living out of his country's spotlight.

Property Management Guru Tim Arel

Tim Arel has many years in property management experience, is a specialists within that job. He studied economics and once he got done with getting his degree in economics, he went on to study law.

After a few short years of practicing law, Tim Arel decided to change career paths. He got hired as a executive for a grounds maintenance company. While working that job, he went back to school and got certified for Association Management and Community Associations .

He went to further go on in his career in property management, and joined a handful of local boards and committees. Tim Arel is now currently Director of Property Management, for the North Point Property Management.

Linus Gitahi, CEO of Nation Media Group

The CEO of Nation Media Group, Linus Gitahi used to work for global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. During his work at GlaxoSmithKline, he was the head for Africa marketing, then got promoted General Manager for the Africa and Indian Ocean areas.

He now over sees Africas largest media group, which produces both print electronic media in Africa. NMG publishes 9 news papers and has teamed up with TNT Worldwide Express to help exspaned their marketing. Linus Gitahi is also a member of Director of Equity Bank, Ltd Afrika Investment Bank and Federation of Kenya Employers.

Linus Gitahi is married to Pauline Gitahi, they have to daughters Julie and Sheila-where they all live together in Nairobi, Kenya.

Meet Nachshon Draiman

Future Associates was created by Nachshon Draiman and works with other companies, such as geriatric care centers and real estate(commercial & residential). They go in and change the way the management works and makes it more efficient.

Nachshon Draiman is a entrepreneur and real estate developer, based from Chicago. He has studied psychology and social work, and used his knowledge to change how us Americans lifestyle patterns was. He took the American way of business and changed what he thought should be changed and applied it to several companies and has had a successful results. For his real estate business, he runs Multiut. Which they negotiates with gas and electricity providers. Though he works with real estate, his real goal and passion is in long-term care & geriatric care.

Nachshon Draiman is also a active fundraiser with many charities and he sits on the board for Illinois Council for Long Term Care.

Who Is Frank J. Hanna?

Frank J. Hanna is a semi-famous merchant banker and business owner from Atlanta. He wrote "What Your Money Means" and is a speaker for Philanthropy Roundtable. He is also the director for CompuCredit Corporation.

Frank J. Hanna is also a founder for Solidarity Foundation, which recently found the oldest known copies of Gospels of Luke and John and then donated them to the Vatican. He has very much been involved in education as well, he co-found 3 Catholic schools within the Atlanta area. He was co-chair for former President George W. Bush's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans board. He used to be a corporate attorney for Troutman Sanders of Atlanta.

They also named Frank J. Hanna as Knight of the Grand Cross in the Order of St. Gregory, Knight of Malta, board member of the Papal Foundation, a board member of the St. John Vianney Seminary, and a board member of the University of Sacramento and Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. He went to University of Georgia for his BBA & JD degrees.

Amos Tamam Created A Gadget That Might Just Save Taxi Driver's Lives

Amos Tamam is the CEO of Verifone Transportation Systems, Inc which is a smaller division of Verifone Corporation which is a leader in technology for taxi cab fleets. Their biggest advancement is a technology that allows taxis to take credit card payments wirelessly and therefore cuts down on being robbed.

With Amos Tamam once being a cab driver, he knows just how important it is for taxi driver safety and he has kept that in mind. He first came to US in the 1980s and he started his life here as being a taxi driver. Through the years, he has made many career changes. Though his biggest and best career change, was starting Taxitonic, Inc(which has been bought up by Verifone Corp.)

After being partnered up with Verifone, they have been busy contracting the devices to NYC and Philadelphia(with hopes that soon, other cities will be able to gain this advancement). Amos Tamam has been hard at work, trying to make sure that other cities will be able to use this advance device.

What Is K-Designers

K-Designers makes older modeled homes look brand new, so while the housing market may be doing bad-you do not have to settle living an a home that doesn't live up to ones standards. You can still make your own, the home of your dreams with their help.

They have locations west of the Mississippi river, including Denver, Phoenix, L.A. and Seattle are just a few to name. K-Designers can do Vinyl Siding, Windows and help you re-design parts of your house. They even have 3 awards for their business.

If you would like to find out more about the job opportunities with on K-Designers, and find out about their job openings.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Facts About United American Insurance Company

United American Insurance Company is nationwide insurance coverage company. They offer SCHIP coverage to states that offer it to residents. They also offer other health insurance and life insurance as well on top of offering SCHIP.

They have been in the business of helping people since 1947, and offer coverage to most states minus New York state. United American Insurance Company offer 3 types of lines:Health, Long Term Care, and Life to clients including Cancer insurance.

If you like to work for long standing company, that has can allow you to live almost anywhereto live and work then find out more about how to apply with United American Insurance Company

Thursday, March 26, 2009

April 1st Might Kill Your Computer-No Joke Here About Conficker C

Start to preparing your computer, next Wednesday you might not know that you computer could be infected with one of the worse worms in computer history.

This worm is Conficker.c and is set to be sent to major computer servers on April 1, 2009 and has many computer security experts worried. Though we do not know for a fact that Conficker C will spread or destroy a lot of systems, it should be seen as a rel threat.

So here are some simple steps to take and keep in mind during the next few weeks.

1-Update Windows via Windows Update. They have issued a vital patch that could protect you.

2-Update your anti-malware

3-Back up and keep a backup/boot cdrom for you computer if the worse is to happen.

4-Make sure your windows update and anti-malware isn't disabled, this is a sign of Conficker.

5-Try to avoid being on the net for prolonged periods of time on April first.

6-Keep your firewall on during all times.

If you have any more safety tips, list them in comments.

Happy safe web-surfing.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Germany To Ban Violent Video Games

Germany wants to ban violent video games after 2 school shootings.

It seems like to me that they just want one more thing to control. I highly doubt that video games cause people to kill people. Even before video games ever exist, people killed people. What it comes down to to is good vs evil, not video game players vs non-gamers. We have thousands of kids playing violent video games and maybe one in every 10,000 will go out and kill people.

I wonder if next they will ban violent movies and TV shows?

Do you think video games cause people to kill?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Playstation Rumors-PSP & PS3 Prices To Soon Drop

Sony's PlayStation 3 and PSP have dropped in prices before, but retailers have hinted that Sony has told them that they will slash the price yet again!

Though Sony hasn't confirmed this yet, nor has a date been issued-it is likely to be true. PlayStation 3 and PSP haven't been selling as well the Nintendo Wii or Microsoft Xbox have been.

As the story goes, that the price will drop from $399 to $300- sometime by next week or in May as some said that has been hinted at.

Others think instead of a price drop, that Sony will bundle the PlayStation 3 with 2 games and sell it at $399 at Target. Again, no confirmation as been said about either.

Do you have any clues or insights on these two rumors?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Freelance Writer Series-Interview With Paul Lima

As a freelance writer myself, I get asked question often and I thought why don't I just start posting some info on here? So this is the first post in the series and I hope that you find it useful.
Paul Lima is a business writer, who has been writing for 25 years. Here is my interview with him.

MVR:Tell us about your self and career?

Lima:I've been a professional writer for over 25 years and a freelance writer and
writing trainer for about 15 years. I voluntarily chose to become a
freelancer - in other words, I was not downsized!

MVR:What made you decide to go into freelance writing?

Lima:I am an English major but while in college, I wrote some articles for my
university newspaper. I thought about going into journalism, but the allure
(and money) of copywriting called to me. After working in advertising and
marketing for a decade, I decided to try my hand a journalism. I left my
job, hung out my "freelance writer shingle" and started to land gigs. I also
did a little training to supplement my writing income. I earned the bulk of
my income writing for newspapers and magazines for about a decade, but my
freelance career evolved. I still write for a few periodicals, but I also do
corporate writing and conduct business writing seminars for corporate
clients. In addition, I've written several books on the business of
freelance writing, creative writing and writing promotional copy. I find I
really enjoy the mix.

MVR:How did you get your start in it?

Lima:I started writing for community newspapers at 10-cents per word. The first
two years were a struggle; I had been used to a steady pay check. However, I
worked on developing article ideas and pitched better paying publications,
and my writing business grew. To succeed in this business, you have to have
desire - you have to want to do it. You also have to dedicate time to
developing ideas, pitching, following up or, if you want to do corporate
writing, to pitching your services to potential clients. And you have to
dedicate your time in a disciplined manner. If you give up after a couple of
weeks or a couple of months, you will have difficulty making it. This is
true of any small business.

MVR:What do you know now about freelance writing, that you wished you knew
when you started?

Lima:I wish I knew that freelance writing was a business. Like most businesses,
you have to determine what it is you are selling and you have to figure out
who you should be selling it to. Then you have to market yourself and your
services or article ideas. In other words, you can declare yourself a
freelance and hope manna falls from the heavens, or you can declare yourself
a freelance and work at making your own bread.

MVR:Any tips for people just starting their freelance careers?

Lima:Start with a business vision. Who are you? What do you do, what types of
article or writing services do you sell? Who do you sell it to? Why do you
want to do this? When and where do you do it? (I like to work from home,
and I take December off to work on my books, so I would not accept a
contract that required me to commute to work every day, and I don't do much
marketing in November because I want to do my own thing in December.) You
need to sort all that out before you can start to think of the how, as in
"how do I make this happen?" So business vision first; marketing plan second
-- to make your vision real.

MVR:Any thing you want to add?(you can use this one to advertise or whatever
you'd like)

Lima:My breakthrough came after I took a freelance writing continuing education
course. I thought the course would focus on writing. It did, in part, but it
also paid a lot of attention to the business side of freelancing. Since
then, I have been a firm believer in professional development. I've taught
workshops on freelance writing, written several books, conduct e-courses for
aspiring writers, and write a blog on the business of freelance writing
( It is so important to create a firm foundation of
knowledge before you build your business, so if you are getting started
learn about the business you are venturing into. Knowledge can really reduce
the learning curve.

You can contact him at his site

Why You Need Online Reputation Management

Any site owner, writer or online business owner knows that your reputation is everything! Without it, you'd be lost and have no customers. So if somebody went out of their way to ruin your reputation online, what is one supposed to do then? You go to a Online Reputation Management company.

They go above and beyond their call of duty to bring your business back from the brink of death. Using a company to help your Online Reputation, can help your business grow and stay standing in a good reputation, even after they clean your reputation up after it's been damaged. They work with their clients and make sure that each client gets the best service they can get.

Do not wait to get your reputation cleaned up, you should look intoReputation Management right away. The quicker it gets cleaned up, the better. You can save your business, if you get to it quickly enough.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Computer Users Deaths Leave Friends In Dark/Contest

This should be no shocker, when people die they leave their online friends in the dark.

Yahoo has an article about it, you can view it here.

One man even left his son a usb drive with his online contacts to notify them, once he passed on. How creepy! They even have sites that are made for that exact purpose.

How do you feel about this? I find that creepy, but I do see the need for it. Would you spend money on a service that would tell all of your online buddies?

By the way, the Channelgoods contest will end this tuesday, so be sure that you enter.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pimp Your IPhone For Free/ Giveaway

I am the new Gadget writer/blogger for site, I highly recommend checking it out) and being the new writer, I was able to talk to the owners into doing a contest for my fans and readers.

What is the prize? Three(3) lucky winners each will win one(1)Silver Pane Pattern IPhone sticker/decal. Thats right, 3 winners!

*note:These only fits the older model, not the 3G model. So please keep that in mind!

Here are the rules and disclaimer

1:All ages and countries can enter.
2:You agree by entering that you will recive marketing newsletter from
3:This contest ends March 17 2009 at 12:00 pm EST.

Simple enough, right?

You can enter here.

Good luck and be sure to spread the word around!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's More Than Just An Mp3 Player!-A Review Of The Coby MP200-1G MP3 Player

This one is pretty nifty if I have to say so myself! This Coby flash mp3 player has a built in USB drive(no need for those pesky cords that get tangled and lost-thats my kind of an mp3 players ;), and has up to 1 GB(you can also get a 2 GB one) of storage(it will depend on each model though and for of those of you who don't get tech talk, thats equals to one million bytes). It can store data and mp3/wma files(meaning it plays those mp3s/wma files). Though it has no LCD screen, it is super mobile and handy to charge.

Here are the specs for my friends ;)

Color: Black: 1G, 2G
Memory Capacity: 1GB, 2GB
Media Support: Integrated Flash
Format Support: Audio: MP3, WMA
OS Support: Windows Vista/XP/2000
Audio Output: 3.5mm Headphone
PC Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Power: 1 x "AAA" Battery
Battery Life: Audio Play Time: 8hr
Unit Dimension (WHD): 3.58" x 1.1" x 0.75"
Package Dimension (WHD): 5.5" x 8" x 1.75"
Carton (inner, master): 1, 10
UPC: 1G BLK: 7 16829 72003 5; 2G BLK: 7 16829 72004 2
Certifications: FCC, CE

So as you can tell for its price which is $13.94, it is very useful and works like a charm. It's great for those of you who do not need a lot of tech trouble or for kids who are just dying for an mp3 player.

You can buy it here for $13.94.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Kingdom Of Sims

We all know that EA is famous and doing well thanks to its games from the Sims series. So when MySims came out for the DS, myself being a huge Sims fan I just had to have it! So I bought it and played it, and I enjoyed it. It may not be exactly like the Sims you play on the computer, but I still enjoyed it.

So MySims must of been a hit, because it has had follow up games, and one is the fairly new released MySims Kingdom!

On MySims Kingdome, you must help King Roland who is in dire need of help for his Kingdom, and it's up to you to help him! You will run into some of your old pals that you know from the previous games and meet new quirky characters that you will adore or hate. You will roam new lands, have harder challenges and even build devices during your quest.

And yes, like with the first MySims you can also make your self look however you want, after all it wouldn't be Sims without it!

Some of the new and old characters you'll meet are-
Chazz McFreely-he's a little extreme, but hey if you want to be a legend sometimes you have to be extreme!
Marlon-He isn't up to his best Magic there for pops up and disappears often.
Leaf-A rocker wannabe who happens to also be an elf!
Buddy-Not bright, but is loyal
King Roland-Kind of the casle he is, and make sure he has plenty of cupcakes
Chef Gino-Mr. Gossip is back!
and many more characters also.

You can buy MySims Kingdom DS for $19.99 and MySims Kingdom WII for $27.99

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Apple Never Learns

Apple introduces new Mac Mini & iPod Hi-Fi
Tsk tsk, Apple! You want to compete with the likes of Dell, Compaq HP, Acer ect. But you just don't seem to realize that even they have cheaper computers than you still!

Did ya hear? Apple is "lowering" their price for the new Mac Minis. Indeed, so they say. They are selling their new version of the Man Mini staring at a shocking $600.00(for the starter) and $200.00 or more for a fancier version of it.

Hmm, so let me get this right Steve Jobs-you expect me to buy a $600.00 tiny computer tower-minus the screen/keyboard/mouse ect and do so smiling? When I can get a total desktop or a laptop computer for that much or less? Hahaha! Get real Mr. Jobs!

I think they must be hurting and will still be hurting unless they take a good look at who their competitors are!

Would you spend that much on just the tower?