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Personal Bankruptcy on Ulitzer There are different attorney fees for filing bankruptcy for chapter 7 and chapter 13, but they can be waived off completely if a financial hardship has been proven. The best advice in evaluating the attorney fee is to check upon the efficiency of the attorney or by getting an attorney by a favorable referral cause as this proves to be the best rule applied so far. The most common mistake that a customer does is to pay the attorney's fee with the help of their credit cards assuming that the credit card debts had been wiped out and even though if he is successful the creditor can claim that the customer had no intention to pay the creditor and this in return might lead to all sorts trouble and financial problems for the customer. The best thing suggested would be to arrange a payment plan with the lawyer one should bear in mind the whole ... (more)

Big Data Designated "Enabler" in Deloitte's 3rd Annual Tech Trends Report

Big Data - not surprisingly - features in Deloitte's just-released annual "Tech Trends" report identifying the 10 trends most likely to have an impact for CIOs in the coming year and beyond. "It's an uncommon time to have so many emerging forces – all rapidly evolving, technology-centric and each already impacting business so strongly," said Mark White, principal and chief technology officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP, as the report was announced. He continued: "The convergence of five forces offers a new set of tools, opening the door to a new set of rules for operations, performance and competition. Our report outlines the opportunity for IT to truly help elevate business performance." The five emerging technology forces he was referring to are analytics, mobility, social, cloud and cyber security. Between them, said White, they provide the opportunity for business... (more)

Richmond Fed's Economic Quarterly Features New Thoughts on Too-Big-to-Fail Banking Policy

RICHMOND, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/31/05 -- Bank Risk of Failure and the Too-Big-to-Fail Policy. The possibility that large banks may have access to contingent government bailouts creates a risk and a size distortion in their decisions: banks tend to become riskier and larger, asserts Richmond Fed economist Huberto M. Ennis and research associate H. M. Malek. While the cost of the too-big-to-fail distortions could be high, the available evidence of their importance in the U.S. economy is inconclusive. Any proposal for policy reform should weigh this empirical limitation, according to the article. Also in the Spring 2005 issue: Equilibrium Models of Personal Bankruptcy: A Survey. A growing literature analyzing the default of household debt through bankruptcy harbors three lessons, observes Richmond Fed economist Kartik Athreya. First, for bankruptcy to be welfare-im... (more)

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Book Review

Over the years I have been on quite a few projects and there have been very few if any that did not require some type of reporting. For a while that meant Crystal Reports, but when SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) hit the scene, Crystal Reports began to fade on Microsoft projects. That was especially true if I had my way. I was the first person to champion SSRS in state projects in Pennsylvania. That was quite a battle but well worth it! SSRS is one of the best solutions to come out of Microsoft. I don't say that lightly. I have plenty of complaints about different Microsoft products, but none about SSRS. The extensibility model built into the architecture makes the product completely customizable through extension. This book introduces the SSRS architecture, the report manager, the basics of databases and database queries, but every topic introduced supports the ... (more)

New Cyber Threats within The Internet of Everything

Cisco released findings from two global studies that provide a vivid picture of the rising security challenges that businesses, IT departments and individuals face -- particularly as employees become more mobile, blending work and personal lifestyles throughout their waking hours. Despite popular assumptions that security risks increase as a person's online activity becomes shadier, findings from the Cisco 2013 Annual Security Report (ASR) reveal that the highest concentration of online security threats tend to target legitimate destinations visited by mass audiences -- such as major search engines, retail sites and social media outlets. Cisco found that online shopping sites are 21 times as likely, and search engines are 27 times as likely, to deliver malicious content than a counterfeit software site. Security risks rise in businesses because many employees adopt "my ... (more)

Hyperlinks referenced in my new book

My new book on SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 is about to be released and this post provides a list of links referenced in the book, sorted chapter wise. Hyperlinks provide a gateway to the extensive literature that can be accessed on the Internet. They provide information (collective knowledgebase) above and beyond what one finds in a single article,book,blog or other media formats. However links in a printed book are useful to only those readers who would go to any lengths to find information but irksome, frustrating and almost useless to the others. They are of course useful in online formats such as eBooks. In order to conform to page count limit set by the publishers (as you might have noticed computer books have become heftier and heftier) and yet provide guidance to the readers there is no better way than publishing a list of links that is chapter-wise so... (more)

Learning iOS Development: A Hands-on Guide to the Fundamentals of iOS Programming Book Review

This book is a good place to start iOS development, but I would recommend already knowing Objective-C. Chapter 2, Objective-C Boot Camp, gives a refresher on Objective-C, but you'll need more than what it provides. A great place to get started is with Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (2nd Edition). After that Effective Objective-C 2.0: 52 Specific Ways to Improve Your iOS and OS X Programs is a great read!! I have listed the chapters of the book below. 1. Hello, iOS SDK 2. Objective-C Boot Camp 3. Introducing Storyboards 4. Auto Layout 5. Localization 6. Scrolling 7. Navigation Controllers I: Hierarchies and Tabs 8. Table Views I: The Basics 9. Introducing Core Data 10. Table Views II: Advanced Topics 11. Navigation Controllers II: Split View and the iPad 12. Touch Basics 13. Introducing Blocks 14. Instruments and Debugging 15. Deploying Applications This book ... (more)

Claire's Stores, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Claire's Stores, Inc., a leading specialty retailer offering value-priced fashion accessories and jewelry for kids, tweens, teens, and young women ages 3 to 27, today reported its financial results for the 2009 third quarter, which ended October 31, 2009. Third Quarter Results The Company reported net sales of $324.4 million for the 2009 third quarter, a decrease of $8.6 million, or 2.6%, compared to 2008 third quarter. The decrease was attributable to the effect of stores closed in North America at the end of fiscal 2008 and the first half of fiscal 2009, decreases in shipments to franchisees, foreign currency translation effect of our foreign locations' sales, and a decrease in same store sales, partially offset by new store revenue. Sales would have declined 1.9% excluding the impact from foreign currency rate chan... (more)

Dr. Robert D. Willix Jr. M.D., CEO and CMO of Cenegenics(R) Medical Institute of Boca Raton Appointed Chief Medical Officer of Cenegenics(R) Medical Institute, World's Largest Preventive Age Management Practice

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Robert D. Willix Jr., CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Cenegenics® Medical Institute of Boca Raton, and 2009 recipient of the Alan P. Mintz Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for Cenegenics® Medical Institute. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100113/FL36991 ) The appointment marks a new approach to medical leadership for Cenegenics®, currently the nation's largest and fastest growing age management/preventive medical institute with medical centers throughout the United States, and new centers opening in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. this month. As CMO at Cenegenics®, Willix will implement new age management preventive medical technologies and therapies to impact the lives of Americans and how they age. Research will conc... (more)

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Announces Increased Financial Results For 2009

DOVER, Del., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK; the "Company" or "Chesapeake") today announced increased financial results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2009. The Company's net income for the year ended December 31, 2009 was $15.9 million, or $2.15 per share (diluted), an increase of $2.3 million, or 17 percent, compared to $13.6 million, or $1.98 per share (diluted), for the year ended December 31, 2008. The Company's increased results for 2009 included approximately $1.8 million in net income generated from Florida Public Utilities Company ("FPU") since the consummation of the merger on October 28, 2009, and approximately $1.5 million in merger-related costs expensed during 2009. The Company's results for 2008 included approximately $1.2 million in costs associated with initial merger discussions with FPU... (more)

Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets -- Focus on Europe

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets -- Focus on Europe http://www.reportlinker.com/p0958090/Surface-Acoustic-Wave-SAW-Sensors-Technologies-and-Global-Markets-----Focus-on-Europe.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Electronic_Component_and_Semiconductor INTRODUCTION STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Our key objective was to present a comprehensive analysis of the current surface acoustic wave technologies market and its future direction. REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY In addition to their traditional functions in national defense and industrial applications, surface acoustic wave technologies are becoming a significant component of the world's consumer electronics market. We were interested in determ... (more)