Sunday, September 24, 2006

The lure of foreign university is waning?

It seems so because of the increasing number of online education institutions that announce their presence to the students’ world.

Students are also wise enough to recognize the several advantages of e-learning that reduces their expenses in travel, food, study materials and high tuition fees that are usually associated with conventional form of education.

The time flexibility is another major factor that weighs in favor of virtual learning.

Moreover, internet communication has many facilities like audio chatting, web cam and discussion boards that make interaction between students and tutors very easy.

Speaking of online universities, I thought I can mention here about Capella University that offers graduate and post graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology; in all 76 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations.

16,000 students from all 50 states and 63 countries are at present enrolled with Capella.

The cheerful news to international students is that, it is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Friday, September 22, 2006

What is this IT chargeback solution?

One more feather in their cap. After their fantastic profit improvement software, the latest addition is IT chargeback software which enables organizations manage their consumption of IT resources.

What exactly it does?
IT Chargeback makes IT cost allocation simple, fair, predictable, and controllable, organizations can understand the relationship between their IT consumption and their IT expenses.

Main features:
*Rate-based cost allocations or usage-based cost allocations, using a consumption driven *Activity Based Costing model.
*Data integration and data capture.
* Web-based reporting with robust drill-down for IT as well as business units.
*Invoice and cost analysis reports.

For large IT companies that are conscious of about achieving maximum accountability with optimum cost management, Acorn offers the final solution.

In short Acoronsys is a Profit Improvement Company.
Their main focus is on:
*Increasing YOUR bottom line via sustained solutions that provide accurate and validated insight into where you are making and losing money, and why.
*Providing just the right amount of consulting services (strategy, business, implementation, and technical) to achieve the objective. Not consulting for the sake of consulting.
*Driving down your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in the solution

In their words:
“Whether your organization is calculating unit costs in spreadsheets or implementing Activity Based Costing for detailed usage-based allocation, Acorn has an IT Cost Allocation and IT Chargeback solution that fits your needs”.

Trust them. When they say they will do it, they will.

Would you listen to a former presidential candidate?

If you visit the website of Monex Deposit Company (MDC), you will have the privilege of listening to some of top financial experts including a former presidential candidate, through video clips on many wealth protection and profit potential benefits of owning gold and other precious metals.

I do not think there will ever be a difference of opinion on the value of precious metals as our most treasured assets.

Smart people continue to amass their gold reserve because they know for certain that it is the only answer to protect themselves against the fiat currencies.

For those who always expect the best return on investment (ROI), buying gold coins has become a habit. For them, whatever happens to their other investments like shares and debentures due to conditions beyond their control, they will still sleep soundly with the comforting knowledge of their gold assets sitting safely in lockers.

For over 30 years, the Monex companies have been America's gold and precious metals investment leader. We can buy with confidence gold, silver, platinum and palladium from them either as coins or ingots.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Can anyone challenge a federal court?

Yes, you can if you have the courage and determination of simmons jannace & stagg.

As a work at home mom, I have a soft corner for women who are easily victimized.
I am happy to report the fight for justice by one such woman in the U.S.

When an attorney sought $2,000,000 as a contingency fee, after representing a 9/11 victim on the distribution of Victims Compensation Fund, he filed suit in federal court seeking a declaratory judgment entitling him to his fee.

Simmons, Jannace & Stagg moved to dismiss the federal action, arguing that the Victims Compensation Fund did not provide federal jurisdiction for an action by an attorney seeking to protect his fee.

The federal court, after hearing argument, agreed that the Victims Compensation Fund did not provide federal court jurisdiction.

The contestant, a woman who lost her husband in 9/11 attack was greatly relieved when the court stayed the attorney’s action.

This is the first federal court decision holding that attorneys’ fee disputes arising out of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.

We must praise the principled stand of Simmons, Jannace & Stagg.

And this company is supposed to protect.

Ed Magedson, the owner of may probably be used by his victims.

When they took up the responsibility of protecting the consumers’ interest against getting ripped off by companies, their intentions were welcome.

But things turned sour when Rip-Off Report failed to check out the legitimacy of consumers’ complaints. is a worldwide consumer reporting Website & Publication, by consumers, for consumers, to file & document complaints about companies or individuals who ripoff consumers.

Several allegations surfaced against them when they started creating fake complaints about companies for the purpose of extortion. The Rip Off Report uses the ranking power of their website to rank for companies names and use those rankings to extort money. is now willing to defend the victims who are affected by this bad publicity. They have successfully worked with one company already to push the Rip Off Report ranking back into Google and remove it from the top rankings that are unfairly hurting companies.

The affected companies can now approach and avail their services to have the bad report removed from search engines for a small fee.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Must you go to California to taste the California Wine?

Frankly speaking, I do not know the answer.

But I can find out and share the knowledge if I decide to go to California Wine Country, which is one of the attractive destinations of Pacific Northwest Vacations, that belongs to Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc.

They offer over 18,000 fully furnished, condominium-style units spread over 140 resort properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

Their holiday destinations are romantic places like Angel’s Camp California, Lake Tahoe, Reno Packages, San Francisco Vacations, Seaside Oregon and California Wine Country.

I think I must make a note to visit Ledgewood Creek near Napa, Santa Barbara County, Paso Robles and Sonoma Count, which are famous for wine manufacturing.

At prices starting at $79, I can’t afford not to take advantage of these great vacation packages offered by TrendWest Getaways Vacation Packages.

I need not worry about finding accommodation, since their vacation package is inclusive of that plus there will be few other added goodies too.

I better book now to save up to 70%.