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Criminal Background Check Service – The Best Tool Find Finding Out the Whole Truth About Anyone

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is truly off? Most likely, you weren’t certain what was making you feel uneasy, but you couldn’t shake the feelings you had. Have you ever been betrayed by a friend who turned out to be a much worse person that you ever thought they were? All you need to do is watch the news after some murder or tragedy to hear statements like, “He seemed like such a nice man,” or “I never thought she could do such a thing.”

Luckily, there is now a way for you to discover facts about people that make you feel like something is wrong, and protect yourself and your family. Public Records Search is the name of this resource It’s simple, fast, and, most importantly, discreet. And they won’t even know that you have been looking into their past. It has a large database of criminal offenders, so just input your suspect’s name online and let it start searching for any priors. You could look up anybody – your neighbor, co-workers, friends, coaches or even your sister’s new lover. It will list all of their prior arrests, be they for a simple DUI or even something as horrific as a murder.

It is extremely important that you keep your family members secure, even if it is from the people that you know well and feel you can trust completely. Past issues with the law are easy to hide, especially if you are a criminal. You could learn some shocking facts.

After looking at various providers here is my Background Check Reviews of the most popular Background Check Services on the market. To get the best and most complete information on anyone in seconds from now Click Here.

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Crane Collapse Accident in Manhattan, New York City. Criminal Indictment and Defense

William Rapetti, the owner of Rapetti Rigging Services, Inc. has curiously become the only person indicted so far, in last year’s Manhattan crane collapse accident. Despite the fact that a City building inspector associated with the site is accused of taking bribes from another crane company and another for pretending he did an inspection 9 days prior to the collapse.
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Question by : Sociology major to working in the criminal justice field or human services?
What would be a great way from getting to where I am now a junior in college majoring in sociology, to point B employed in two years in the criminal justice field or social services?

Best answer:

Answer by jenny
They need tough cookies in the criminal field.

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Abu Dhabi Police open criminal investigation office at Mafraq Hospital
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Boring Impersonal Ineffective CRM or Perfect Automated Sales and Marketing Tool?

Article by Thomas Von Ahn

How can a business with a sales staff turn their CRM system into a sales tool? The answer depends greatly on the system a company uses and the resources it has or is willing to have to make this happen.

Why would a company want to have this boring data be perceived as or used as a sales tool? The answer has more to do with psychology than process. The very nature and make-up of a sales person is such that they won’t use it fully, completely or honestly unless it actually aids in the sales process. In addition most sales people see a CRM system as a way for the company to capture their leads and track their effectiveness, and the majority of sales people don’t like that! This persona and angle gives them their edge.

Or does it?

Turing this into a tool that helps them make sales and be more effective and efficient is not just in the training and pushing of policy. It is also having a system that actually enhances, enables and drives the sales and marketing process while not being a mundane task or cold vehicle.

Pardon me while we get boring for a moment and review the basics of what a CRM is and thus isn’t. The aim of using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system is to enable storage of readily available records, to enable such records to be kept in such a way that analysis of the relationship between each record can be enabled, that such knowledge about the customers and prospective clients within an organizations purview can be enhanced. This is typically done using the database feature, mining such data both internally and externally and applying common business intelligence and reporting systems.

In most CRM systems the knowledge a company has regarding a customer at the very least, which is stored in the database, are the basics. This includes but is not limited to their name, who they work for, what department they work in, along with all known forms of direct or indirect contact. Some systems are more complex and take the database fields, along with the activity logged in association with the fields, to come up with client profitability, transactional behavior, e-mail opens and clicks-to-links, call center or sales force contact and communication logs, customer satisfaction and retention ratios, and manual entry of the success or failure of legacy mailings and marketing campaigns.

Capturing the information from the processes (sales, marketing, installation, credit extensions, etc.) and from the various marketing channels (phone, personal interaction, web site) is not only mechanical, technical and part of the company systems, but more importantly, part of the big picture. It is this big picture that must be instilled within those who will be performing the mundane task along with benefiting from it financially and organizationally. A great system allows complete access to what the sales and marketing members need for tools to do what drives the company. Access and process training avoids duplicate client data and multiple versions of the truth.

As has been written on our blog and publicly published, the perfect sales and marketing business model is within the reach of even the smallest business today. These systems, incased within today’s CRM’s on steroids, will:

Optimize marketing effectiveness Attract prospective customers Enable automated cross-selling and upselling Aid in retention of clients and quality engaged employees who both are company advocates Enhance the analysis of client behavior to aid in the product decision making and development process while furthering the drive to utopia with regards to quality and profitability targets. Make way for tags, targets, groups and associations which enable the sales force to concentrate on identifying key prospective customers that cut their transaction time and increase their relationship building time. Allow for the near prediction of customer defection and identification of those team members who contribute most to what the stakeholders seek. Most importantly, the best systems automate the marketing process based upon behavior and choices and nearly eliminate the prospect falling out of the pipeline follow-up.

There are many businesses today that have a CRM system and some even have the best of the best. But the select few have put to use the one that changes the game, that levels the playing field, that can enable David to take on Goliath and that give their sales team a real too they trust and use because it helps them make sales and obtain & then retain loyal customers.

While the system is about data it must be about being a difference maker in the eyes of the users. The users must be able to visualize the results, understand their role, believe in its impact and trust that they will gain from having made this tool work for the betterment of all.

The perfect system does exist, and while they can be complicated, they are capable of performing the following tasks almost automatically when combined with your current web site and marketing efforts:

Attract web traffic and prospective customers via webinars, white papers, blogs, testimonial publications, social media and SEO enhancement. Then informing sales and marketing of the results. Capture information and data by clicks, hits, visits, web forms, opt-ins, recorded conversations, electronic business cards, e-magnets and pod casts. Then informing sales and marketing of the results. Nurture the reluctant prospect by educating and building a relationship through e-zines, blogs, caring personal conversation starters and an email series once a defined area of interest is established. Then informing sales and marketing of the results. Convert leads and prospects into customers. Then informing sales and marketing of the results. Deliver products and services, while automatically billing, collecting, renewing subscriptions and informing sales and marketing of the results. Add-on, upsell and cross-sell. Then informing sales and marketing of the results. Refer and collaborate with vendors and like businesses. Obtain and publish references and testimonials. Then informing sales and marketing of the results.

In today’s world of information overload, you will find many tools and techniques to help you accomplish a perfect sales and marketing business model. However, as all of us frequent the businesses where we are the customer, our fresh set of eyes and perspective see things and know things the internal leadership does not. This is why the perfect business model rarely moves beyond the conception phase. Many times this is a business without a great CRM system that has the backing of leadership and the engagement of employees. Your business must generate excitement, spontaneous enthusiasm, buzz and traffic. Your business must know how to capture leads with systems, how to consistently follow up with those leads, and how to turn them into advocates by creating an experience surrounding their purchase. Your business must have a sales team that knows this system will only enhance their performance through increased opportunities and conversion of leads to customers.

Thomas von Ahn is president of Viral Solutions Inc.

His passion, work ethic and drive to make a difference for his client is contagious. The diversity of his resume’ and the breadth of his knowledge leave many relishing the time they spend with him. From his roots in Iowa agriculture, retail construction materials, financial serives and his love of sports, you will find Tom, in the thick of any discussion.

Tom had the original vision for Viral Solutions. Tom believes, that most companies don’t know what they don’t know, and that the problems they have everybody else knows, but won’t talk about it.

His favorite book & movie brought him a quote that lives within his very being. “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you….” -Alexandre Dumas (Count of Monte Cristo)

He is highly regarded by his peers and the following quote speaks volumes:

“I worked with Tom in a high volume, past paced, “customer is right” environment. His management and customer relationship skills are superior to any manager I have worked with / for in 20 years. Tom is a “diesel engine” when it comes to doing what is right for the business and level headed when it comes to tough negotiations and difficult customer satisfaction challenges. He is reliable and faithful and projects only a positive image that inspires those around him. Tom has a keen sense for optimizing a business model for long term growth and profitability. Tom has a great history of hiring great talent and keeping them.” – Dan Koch, GE HealthCare

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Google Translate Serbian Tool – Should Human Translators Be Worried?

Article by Mark West

“Machine translation”. Translators shudder to hear those words! It is partly in disgust, due to a firmly-held belief that a computer will never replace a superior human translator (like us!), partly because we are scared stiff that it will! So we either vehemently deprecate machine translation, or we carefully skirt around the subject and hope, for example, that our customers won’t find out about the Serbian-English-Serbian translation tool, recently made available for free by the almighty Google!

Because the fact is that Google’s translation tool, which now provides automatic translation into English of Serbian websites and of copy-pasted blocks of Serbian text, is really surprisingly good (we will not discuss Google’s English-Serbian translation tool in this article, i.e. the reverse direction, as it is pretty awful right now)!

Rather than acting as if it didn’t exist, we think it is better to get this subject out in the open and examine its implications for the clients of translation companies and for the translation industry in general. So this will be the first in what is planned to be a series of articles looking at automatic and machine translation, both in the context of Serbian-English translation and of translation in general. In this article we will look briefly at the quality of Google’s automatic Serbian-English translation and explain why we do not think translators and translation companies working in the Serbian-English pair should be too concerned for their livelihoods right now.

An example of Google’s Serbian English translationLet’s carry out a little experiment first. We took a paragraph of Serbian text (taken from a Serbian Wikipedia article) and pasted it into the Google Serbian-English translation tool.

A human translation from the Serbian to English would read something like this:

“A translation memory is comprised of segments of text in the source language and of their translation into one or more target languages. These segments can be passages, paragraphs, sentences or phrases. Individual words are not handled by translation memories, these are dealt with by terminology bases. Research has shown that many companies using multilingual documents use translation memory-based systems.”

Within a few seconds, Google Translate outputs the following translation into English:

“Translation memory consists of segments of the text in the original language and their translation into one or more target languages. These segments can be passages, paragraphs, sentences or phrases. Individual words are not in the field of translation memory, but they deal with terminoloske database. Research shows that many companies have multilingual documentation systems used to translating memory.”

Can you understand it? Apart from a few problems the translator had in identifying passive/active constructions and an unknown word, of course you can! It’s certainly a lot better than any Serbian-English machine translation tool we’ve tried before. If you look at what an old-style machine translation (which shall remain nameless) did to this paragraph, maybe you can begin to appreciate how good Google Translate is:

“Prevodilacka store sastoji oneself off segmenata textual on izvornom jeziku too njihovog prevoda on unity whether over ciljanih jezika. Those segmenti might lie flinders,pasusi,recenice whether fraze. Pojedinacne reci did not of domenu prevodilacke memorije,vec oneself to them bave terminoloske baze. Istra%u017Eivanja pokazuju ought mnoge kompanije wo there are visejezicku dokumentaciju koriste sisteme with prevodilackom memorijom.”

I beg your pardon? That was supposed to be English, in case you were wondering! And NO, we did not doctor this in any way! Also, if anyone can tell us what “flinders” are, then they know more Middle English than we do!

Google Translate is perhaps not as successful with all texts as it was with this one, but it is certainly a major improvement over the above example in practically all cases! So perhaps translators should think twice before discounting machine translation from Serbian to English (and other languages, if this is anything to go by).

What makes Google Translate different?Google’s system is a little different to previous machine translations in that it uses a statistical method to analyse existing translations from Serbian to English and applies what it has learned to the new text. Old-style systems merely use a dictionary to translate texts word-for-word by “brute force” and tend not to be very successful.

Death-knell for human translators?So are we crazy to tell you all this? After all, translation companies rely on the (paid) work of human translators! What happens if all your clients go off and begin using Google Translate free of charge? Indeed, we have already seen examples of amateur translators supplying “translations from Serbian into English” that have clearly been carried out using this tool! It is only a matter of time before translation companies begin receiving “previously-translated” texts (texts that suspiciously resemble Google translations!) from clients and being asked to “just proof-read this” for a rate considerably lower than a translation from scratch would cost.

Well, we would like to talk about a few reasons why you and your clients should know about Google Translate for Serbian and English and why we think translation companies need not fear for their business:

A translation business should value transparency and seek to work within the realities of the market – it does not make long-term business sense to “hide” valuable resources like this from our clients! Besides, they will find out about it sooner or later! Rather, we should accept the reality that tools such as this bring to the translation industry – the market will always be changing and we need to be prepared to adapt, not cling to an outdated reality.

We should want our customers to use Google Translate for Serbian-English translation! After all, the vision of a translation company should be to enable their customers to communicate with other markets and cultures. So if this tool helps a client who only understands English to understand a text in Serbian, then you have surely gone some way to achieving this vision!

But the core of the issue and the reason translation companies have nothing to “fear” from Google Translate is what you have been suspecting all along: computerized, automatic translation is not going to replace professional human translation from Serbian to English (or any other language) any time soon. Or let’s phrase it as a question: would you, as the marketing manager of, say, a Serbian company wanting to do business in the West, entrust the translation of your website or of your corporate magazine into English to a machine translation tool? The simple reality is that, no, you would not. This is not necessarily to knock automatic translation tools – they are after all a soft target for us superior human translators! They may well have their applications, and we may discuss this in another article. This is merely to say that any business that is serious about a given market, given the current quality of machine translation, will settle only for a professional, human translation of their promotional materials. After all, we said Google’s Serbian English translation was good, but it’s not THAT good! In fact it’s not nearly good enough.

Perhaps in a future article we will also take a look at some of the differences between machine translation and human translation and investigate some of the reasons why, despite the remarkable advances, and the positive things we have said about Google Translate, automatic translation software is not currently a serious choice for professional translation – from Serbian to English or in any other language combination – and why it may never be. Indeed, we have some deep concerns about possible misuses of a tool like this, in an environment where even now translation is often not taken seriously enough.

Why not check out Google Translate here and perhaps open up a whole new world of translated Serbian web content that you could not access before!

This article was originally published here and is reproduced with the authors’ permission. Remember, Google Translate should NOT be used for commercial translation purposes – always seek out the services of professionals.

PDAs Vs Laptops For Your Business Tool Of Choice

Article by Titus Hoskins

For many small and large businesses equipping your staff or workers with the right business tool does present a small dilemma: should you go with a PDA or a Laptop?Examining the features and benefits of both these technicalmarvels will help you or your company make the right decision.

First, you probably already know PDA stands for “PersonalDigital Assistant” and are handheld computers. Popular PDA brand names include PalmOne, Tungsten and BlackBerry.Although these devices are small and fit in the palm ofyour hand, they can perform a whole range of functionsincluding calculator, clock, calendar, web browser, send and receive e-mails, typewriter, word processor, video camera and even GPS (Global Positioning System).

Newer models now come with color screens and can also be used as a mobile or cell phone. Apple has recently introduced the iPhone which will offer many of the above features accessible via a touchscreen. It will have an OS X system and many advanced features that will revolutionize the PDA market. According to Apple the iPhone will be available in Mid-2007.

PDAs are convenient, multi-functional and very easy to carry around. They are great business tools for working in the field or on the factory floor. A virtual office in the palm of your hand. Many professionals become “addicted” to their PDAs and couldn’t imagine work or life without a PalmOne or a Blackberry!

However, while the small size of the PDA is its mainadvantage, it also presents a major stumbling block. In an ageing workforce or for those “digitally challenged”,using or manipulating those small buttons or touchscreens can be a problem. Many people find using such small devices and small screens somewhat troublesome to say the least.

Everything is at your fingertips but it feels like Lilliput or Land Of The Giants revisited. Dialing numbers on a small touchscreen can be a hit or miss situation. Organizing a company spreadsheet on a minute 2 inch screen is a gigantic task (pardon the pun). PDAs are just too small for some workers. While not exactly its Achilles heel, it is something every manager or boss must consider.

Thus we come the next business tool that should be on your list: the business laptop. Basically, a laptop will give you most of the functions of a PDA in a larger package. And if your laptop comes with a VOIP phone just about all the functions can be preformed on a laptop instead of a PDA.

A laptop will give you a much larger screen for all those spreadsheets and diagrams, not to mention any videopresentation will go over better on a laptop. Laptopsusually come with more robust options and a larger storage space than PDAs. A regular size keyboard on a laptop will make word processing, typing and sending e-mails much, much easier. It is something you must consider.

With the recent developments of the Intel Duo core processors and the new Windows Vista operating system, laptops are becoming more powerful and more lightweight. Laptop batteries can now last the full business day or until the next re-charging without any interruption in function or service.

A laptop offers all this convenience in a larger packageand makes for an excellent business tool for any companyor home office. Laptops are usually more expensive than PDAs but this price gap is narrowing as laptop priceshave fallen dramatically in the last couple of years.

What you really have to ask: “Does size matter to you?”

If you or your workers can easily use the small touchscreensand buttons on a PDA than that may be your business tool of choice. However, if these small screens present a problem, then a lightweight laptop should be considered as your next choice.

Of course, companies with unlimited resources can equiptheir workers with both a PDA and a Laptop; makingthe whole argument rather moot. However, most ofus are not coming from this vantage point so youshould let size be your deciding factor. This is one case where size comes before form or function in determining your business tool of choice.

About the Author

The author is a full-time online marketer who has numerous nichewebsites. For the latest Free PDA Phones Deals try: Free PDA Phones Deals For the latest PDAs and Cell Phones go here:Free Cell PhoneCopyright © 2007 Titus Hoskins. This article may be freely distributed if this resource box stays attached.

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