RedRocks will welcome LGBTQ and allies to their Arlington location with no cover, drink specials from 7pm-1:30am, and a classic and upscale atmosphere, featuring music from the Jazz/Ragtime/Blues era (Frank, Billie, Ella). Kristen Wilson, RedRocks General Manager states ?RedRocks has tons of LGBTQ clientele, and we are excited to give them something new and fun to do in Northern Virginia!? RedRocks is contributing a percentage of sales during the evening to NOVA Pride.
NOVA Pride shares RedRocks? excitement, and are kicking off the first ?Pride on the Rocks? event by featuring couples? dance instruction by Ashliana Rowe (NOVA Pride?s Entertainment Director, and longtime professional dancer and instructor), with styles ranging from Ballroom Dancing, to Salsa, to the Two-Step! Not only couples should attend; all are encouraged to grab a partner at RedRocks! In the latter portion of the evening, the class will open up to learning line dances such as the Cha Cha Slide, the Electric Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, the Wobble, and more! Ashliana says, ?By the time you are done you will have mastered the basics, have had some locally-brewed beer, and be the life of the dance floor!? Ashliana has been dancing since 1986, professionally since 1995, and teaching professionally since 2000.
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NOVA Pride will be in attendance to mingle with attendees, provide insight and updates on our upcoming events and activities, and accepting tax-deductible donations. In addition, NOVA Pride will accept contributions to our ?Drag Bag? ? looking for fabulous hand-me-downs, such as hats, gloves, and other fun accessories for a Drag Sack Race at their first annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival in October! For more information on the Northern Virginia Pride Festival, visit http://www.novapridefest.org.
About Northern Virginia Pride:
NOVA Pride is a coalition-building organization with a mission to educate, advocate and celebrate the LGBTQA Community of Northern Virginia; including the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William as well as the City of Alexandria. We aren’t just festivals and flag-waving. We are a movement to create an infrastructure between county-based organizations, charities, pride organizations, social groups, and the community at-large; to educate the community about LGBTQ issues, including health and discrimination; advocate for LGBTQ equality; and celebrate diversity and individuality.
ProShip, Inc. has announced its partnership with LaserShip, the premier last mile parcel carrier that travels on the east coast. The newfound relationship between ProShip and LaserShip, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, will provide a mutual benefit to both of the companies and their customers as ProShip is now recognized as compliant with an additional east coast carrier. Known for their unique delivery network which enhances the speed of shipping, LaserShip, will be another carrier for ProShip?s customers to choose from when shipping packages.
?We continue to partner with regional carriers like LaserShip while remaining compliant with FedEx, UPS, USPS and DHL,? said ProShip Director of Strategic Accounts, Nathan Rucker. ?This provides flexibility allowing us to offer the best possible shipping solutions to satisfy our customers? needs.?
As a carrier that specializes in business-to-consumer deliveries customer satisfaction is a key component of LaserShip?s business. Similarly, ProShip bases its success on the ability to provide its customers with unmatched support and service, making it a natural partnership.
?We are very excited to partner with ProShip as we share the same goal to bring flexible shipping solutions to the marketplace,? said LaserShip Director of Sales, Tom Mara. ?We look forward to growing our partnership in supporting our B2C and B2B customers.?
For more information about ProShip, Inc. and the carriers the company partners with, please visit the Multi-Carrier Shipping page at proshipsoftware.com.
About ProShip, Inc.
ProShip, Inc., a Neopost company, is a global provider of software, technology, service and support offering responsive solutions that help its customers compete. ProShip is an IBM? Premier Business Partner, SAP? Certified, Oracle? Gold Partner, and Microsoft? Business Solutions Provider dedicated to understanding its customers business in order to help effectively leverage technology.
ProShip presents specialized shipping solutions for businesses requiring a single enterprise-wide global software application for high-volume shipping. Installed at over 400 customers and over 4,000 customer sites around the world, the ProShip? Product Suite is an industry-leading multi-carrier parcel/LTL shipping solution.
As a company, ProShip, Inc. continually remains committed to offering the fastest, most compliant shipping software, IT services, hardware and exceptional support.
About LaserShip, Inc.
LaserShip is a parcel carrier facilitating last mile delivery to Eastern U.S. markets for businesses that desire reduced transit times, greater flexibility, and the elimination of excess costs within their supply chain. Founded in 1986, LaserShip has evolved into a leading provider of same day and next day distribution services for premier e-commerce and product supply businesses. For more information, visit lasership.com.
The iPad is not all hype – while everyone wants one, or at least thinks they do, there is a lot to be said about iPad ownership beyond the prestige it brings. You can store recipes on it, listen to music, watch videos and more, and the below tips will help you get the most out of your iPad. Keep reading to learn more.
Sometimes you will get a frustrating wifi-network prompt during the day. This feature can be turned off if you go to the settings. If you don’t want to be prompted again, just select Wi-Fi and the final page option to turn it off.
You can scroll back to the top of a long page in your browser without repeatedly dragging your finger across the screen. There is a much more efficient method. All you have to do is tap a finger on the title bar one time. You will zoom right back to the top of the page.
Practice your iPad typing. One of the toughest things to get used to on the iPad is typing on a digital keyboard. It feels weird for most people to start, but you can get used to it with practice. Sit down for a few minutes every day and just type in your favorite word processing program. Soon you’ll feel at home.
Spend a day or two familiarizing yourself with your iPad. You may have purchased it for one or two features, but spend a while exploring everything that is available. You may not even realize that the iPad can do some things, so looking around is a sure way to get even more out of it.
Find out about other Apple products. You may be able to use your iPad in tandem with other devices in the Apple family, making your use of all of them much easier. You can look at the Apple site, or you can just search on the internet for ways that you may be able to use other Apple devices.
Would you like your iPad to display a slideshow of all your pictures when it is not in use? This is easy to do. After you lock the screen, you will see a picture icon appear in the bottom right corner. Simply touch this icon, and the iPad will start the slideshow.
Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions”, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.
If you are one of those people that likes sharing a lot of the information you find enjoyable with your friends, there is a very easy way to share podcasts. All you have to do is press the Email button while the podcast is open and email it to whoever you like.
Get a warranty. You may not think that a warranty is something you need, but consider this: An iPad is not a cheap toy. It is an electronic investment and you need to make sure that you can get it repaired or replaced should you need that. A warranty can give you peace of mind.
The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. The normally bright screen can be dimmed by tapping the Home button twice and swiping until you see the brightness setting. This will allow you to manually adjust the brightness to fit your surroundings.
Security is key to iPad safety. You do not know when it may accidentally get lost, and it normally provides access to lots of secure data like phone numbers, addresses, emails and possibly bank information.
What do you want your side switch to do? Do you want it to mute the iPad or lock the rotation? Well, you now have the choice! Go to Settings > General and you’ll find you can choose which the button does by selecting Lock Rotation or Mute under Use Side Switch To.
Are you aware that you can use the Google Maps app to see Street View? Perform a search to make a red pin appear on the map. Touch the pin and then chose the icon that looks like a person and you will have street view.
There are some easy techniques for handling the battery life of an iPad. Keep it away from very hot locations, like sitting in a car in direct sunlight. Keep the brightness level of the screen low. If you’re not using the Internet, use airplane mode. It is also a good idea to turn off Push. You can manually check email instead.
Did you know you can change the apps at the bottom of your screen? If you find you’re not using those which are there, or you’d just like to switch them out, press and hold an icon until they begin to wiggle. Drag out those you don’t want and drag in those you do want.
Don’t waste your money on expensive bluetooth keyboards! A wireless Apple keyboard will work perfectly with an iPad. In fact, even a cheap bluetooth keyboard from a discount store will work. You can find cases with built-in keyboards, too, which make toting it around with you super easy while protecting your tablet.
If you have a 3G connection for your iPad, you can use the Find My iPad app to locate it if it becomes lost. This is found in the Settings app when you click on iCloud. If you have a wi-fi iPad, you’ll only be able to use this app when your iPad is connected to wi-fi.
Whether you want to learn how to cook by watching videos on it or even teach others by using its camera, or maybe you want to do something completely different, the ideas in this article will get you started. Put them to use to ensure your iPad provides all you desire. Good luck!
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TrueShip shipping software (http://www.trueship.com) has announced that they have partnered with APC Postal Logistics (http://www.apc-pli.com) to offer their parcelConnect service to users of ReadyShipper shipping software. The addition of APC Postal Logistics enables TrueShip to now connect its user base with the discounted international shipping rates that are featured in the popular parcelConnect service.
The APC Postal Logistics parcelConnect service combines with ReadyShipper ? and the required Endicia and APC Postal Logistics accounts ? to connect users to the best discounts on international shipping. Users can now save as much as 50% off the standard international shipping rates by utilizing these services.
Billions of packages are shipped overseas each year from the U.S., delivered by major carriers that charge premium international postage rates. The goal of TrueShip partnering with APC Postal Logistics is to enable users of ReadyShipper shipping software with a means to offer their customers discounted international shipping options at time of checkout, intended to help e-retailers attract more international orders and to increase sales volumes.
Ecommerce stores lose an estimated $ 16 billion per year due to shopping cart abandonment rates. According to recent studies, 65% of all shoppers that visit an online store will abandon their shopping cart. A contributing factor is the cost of shipping, according to numerous reports, a key reason why 54% of shoppers abandon their carts online. One study found that 73% of respondents stated that shipping prices were a key element in them making a purchase or abandoning their shopping cart. These numbers represent a good reason why e-retailers should be progressive in their approach to offering discount shipping options for both domestic and international online shoppers.
APC Postal Logistics simplifies the process of sending international shipments by providing solutions for international address formats, customs, duties and taxes, delivery times, and also by managing the expectations of international recipients. New users of ReadyShipper qualify for a complementary APC Postal Logistics account after being qualified over the phone by APC Postal Logistics.
?We are thrilled to partner with APC Postal Logistics,? stated Daniel Koernke, President of Sales at TrueShip. ?This partnership gives TrueShip users a fantastic new option to save lots of money on their international shipments, and makes the process of creating their labels and documentation much easier. It addresses a serious pain point for many online sellers, and allows all TrueShip users to expand globally with confidence.?
TrueShip will be hosting a free online webinar on Wed, August 27, 2014, at 1pm PST to provide a look at how ecommerce businesses can simplify their international shipping and reduce their international shipping costs by up to 50%. Interested parties can sign-up to attend the free webinar by visiting: http://www.trueship.com/demo-times.
TrueShip creates feature-rich, user-friendly and intelligent shipping software solutions for midsized ecommerce businesses. ReadyShipper shipping software is designed to integrate into the most widely used shopping cart platforms to enable shopkeepers to offer enterprise-grade shipping solutions.
About APC Postal Logistics
/>APC Postal Logistics provides discount international shipping services that can reduce the cost of international postage by as much as 50%. Their parcelConnect service relies upon the post office of the recipient to deliver international packages expeditiously around the world. This empowers ecommerce shopkeepers to attract over 875 million prospective customers in over 190 countries worldwide.
Virginia Electronic Components was founded in 1949 in Charlottesville, Virginia and was originally called ?Virginia Radio Supply.? Their business was initially supplying vacuum tubes and electronic parts to radio enthusiasts.
Over the next few decades their electronics business expanded as electronics manufacturing grew in the United States. The name was changed to Virginia Electronic Components, though still known as VEC, and soon became the largest stocking distributor in the State of Virginia, and a leading distributor in the United States.
During the late 1980?s & early 1990?s, VEC decided to diversify into the contractor market and supply cable, connectors and other products to the fast growing ?Voice & Data? market. In recent years, expansion also included Industrial Automation, Security/Surveillance and Access Control products.
VEC has seven active branches throughout Virginia and North Carolina. To service their growing European business, they have added sales offices in Munich, Germany and Rome, Italy.
In recent months, some of VEC?s customers requested vehicle detection products and Cartell was approached after extensive research. Information was supplied and it was soon discovered a working relationship between VEC and Cartell would be beneficial.
Of this relationship, Jonathan Bohannon, President/CEO of Cartell says, ?Working with Phil Moore of VEC, LLC has been a pleasure as information about our companies traveled back and forth and all the necessary administrative procedures were accomplished to form this relationship. I wish VEC, LLC success, not only as it sells our product, but as it continues to supply the myriad of products it offers to its valuable customer base.?
Cartell, founded in 1975, is a division of Preferred Technologies Group, located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Starting with its groundbreaking use of magnetometer technology for vehicle detection, Cartell has led the industry with innovation, functionality, quality and value. The dependability of Cartell?s products far exceeds the industry standard and is backed by a five-year warranty. Every Cartell product is quality-made in the U.S.A. and sold by a national network of fine distributors.
Are you dealing with sleep apnea? Is it keeping you up at night? Sleep apnea affects your sleep, but there are things you can do to help yourself sleep better at night. The article that follows contains some helpful information that you can use when you are dealing with sleep apnea.
Learn how to play a wind instrument. Studies have found that playing a wind instrument like the flute or the didgeridoo can help with sleep apnea. Wind instruments exercise your breathing and help your body get accustomed to taking in sufficient amounts of air. Your throat will be able to better control airway dilation.
A common reason that people have sleep apnea is due to the extra pounds on their bodies. If this is true for you, try getting a little thinner. Anyone in this situation should stick to a sensible diet, in combination with a good amount of exercise. Research has proven that reducing the number of carbohydrates one consumes throughout the day helps people in losing weight.
Your doctor or a sleep specialist can help you find the CPAP machine that is best suited for your needs and comfort. Among other considerations, inquire about how big the machine is and how noisy it is when it is operating. A machine to get you through the night is better than feeling fatigued every day. Your physician can recommend the best manufacturers in the industry.
Did you know that sleep apnea is more than just snoring? Your breathing may actually stop, or it may become very shallow, and this could happen upwards of a hundred times or more each night. If you feel you may be suffering from this affliction, you should see a doctor and be properly diagnosed and discuss a treatment that works best for you.
Consider sleeping sitting up if you have sleep apnea, and you do not have a CPAP available. Perhaps you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but you have not had your CPAP prescribed yet. Maybe the power went out, and your CPAP will not work without electricity. Whenever you have to sleep without the benefit of CPAP therapy, sleeping sitting up will help to keep your airway from collapsing.
Avoid using sleeping pills and do not be tempted to consume alcohol before bedtime. Both sleeping pills and alcohol are sedatives, which can interfere with your breathing, as they cause your throat muscles to relax. You should also avoid other types of sedatives, including some prescription painkillers and many street drugs.
Sleep apnea is no joke. Be aware of the symptoms of sleep apnea and consult your doctor if you are concerned. In the process of fully diagnosing your condition, you may be able to consult with a sleep specialist. Home sleep tests with portable monitors are also often used to pinpoint sleep apnea.
Try yourself to sleep on your side. If you fall asleep on your back, gravity can make it easier for your tongue and/or tonsils to fall back into your throat and obstruct your windpipe, causing apnea episodes. While it may be hard a first, as time passes, however, it will start to become second nature to sleep on your side.
If you have sleep apnea and were just prescribed a CPAP, keep trying different masks until you find the one that fits you just right. Some masks may not be the right size or shape for your face. If your CPAP mask is leaking air into your eyes all night or rubbing the skin on your forehead raw, ask your sleep center to prescribe a different mask for you.
If you use a CPAP machine, make sure the mask fits well. Most people who quit using their CPAP machine usually say it is because the machine is uncomfortable. There are a number of different masks available, so you are not forced to use one that causes discomfort. Try out many different styles to find the right one.
Try not to sleep on your back if you have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea strikes back sleepers the most. Use cushions or pillows to prop yourself up on your side while you sleep.
If you have sleep apnea and have been using your current CPAP machine for five years or more, see if it is time to get it replaced. CPAP technology is rapidly changing all the time. Many insurance policies allow for a new CPAP machine every five years. If yours does, consider upgrading to the newest CPAP so you can get the best treatment possible.
Quit smoking. Not only is it a good idea to quit smoking for your health in general, but it will also help with your sleep apnea. Smoking affects your lungs and respiratory system, causing your airways to swell and exacerbating your sleep apnea. By quitting, you allow your airways to return to normal and as an added bonus, you’ll also save a ton of money!
All sleep apnea patients can benefit from information found through the AWAKE Foundation. AWAKE sponsors support groups across the country that are dedicated to educating and informing the public on issues and treatment options related to sleep apnea. These meetings frequently showcase new equipment and mask options for CPAP patients, as well as updates on new trends in treatment. With chapters in most regional areas, AWAKE serves as a very effective support service for patients and their families to get sound and reliable information to improve their health.
Those who suffer from sleep apnea may need to consider a simpler solution for their problem. Sleeping at random times can disrupt your sleep, so go to bed each night at the same time. Make your bedroom conducive to getting a good night’s sleep. If you don’t do that, you might cause insomnia.
Sleep apnea is a condition that can really mess with your sleep. With sleep being as important as it is, you don’t want anything interrupting it. Use the tips shared in this article and you can be on your way to a peaceful night’s sleep, even if you are dealing with sleep apnea.
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