TNA rejects rumors on UN resolution

Written By Narththana on Sunday, July 3, 2016 | 10:13 AM

The Tamil National Alliance has rejected the rumors that have been appearing in the public media stating that the TNA, Government of Sri Lanka and the United States have come to an agreement with regard to the implementation of the UN resolution 30/1, especially with regard to the accountability processes. Issuing a statement, the TNA said, “the Tamil National Alliance has always held the position that the resolution must be implemented both in letter and spirit and there has been no change in this position. We will remain committed and take all necessary steps to ensure that the resolution is implemented fully in the future. The TNA wishes to urge all Sri Lankans not to get carried away by these rumors and to remain united in restoring justice and equality among all citizens and to work towards reconciliation and building a united undivided Sri Lanka.”
10:13 AM | 0 comments | Read More

Fire breaks out at Engineering Faculty of Peradeniya Uni

A fire has been reported at the Engineering Faculty of the Peradeniya University.  Fire fighters are currently attempting to douse the flames with the help of army personnel, Ada Derana reporter said. The cause for the fire is yet to be ascertained and there have been no reports of any casualties due to the fire, Ada Derana reporter added. 
10:11 AM | 0 comments | Read More

IT Jobs: A promising Future

Written By Narththana on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 10:27 AM

Information technology has entered almost in all sphere of our life. From electricity bill payment to shopping all are related and effected by IT in some way to other. Industries are automating their task to cut down manual labor cost. Home appliances, industrial machines, watch, automobiles are using software to enhance the quality of products. As a result demand of IT professionals is high in market. 

IT jobs are promising, it offers hefty salary package with immense opportunity to grow and expand your career. If you are expert in your field and have good knowledge on your subject then you can easily get handsome salary package. All you need to have to build your career in It industry is right degree and skill, it is the only qualification you need to make your career in IT industry. If your are fresher and looking for primary level IT jobs then internet could help you in finding your avenue but for specialist level and higher standard IT jobs you have to rely on your professional contact as most of the organizations did not disclose higher level job opening at job portals. 

You can start your IT career as a software engineer, web developer, database manager and IT Hardware professional. To accelerate your IT career it is important to update your skill from time to time. Learn industry level skill and enhance your capability. Course offered by SAP and Oracle are very promising though it is not easy to clear these exams but once you become SAP or Oracle certified professional you value will increase in the industry. 

Searching IT Jobs is not a tough job there are various online portals and IT recruitment companies dealing in IT jobs. Job portals are more useful as there you can see different openings posted by numbers of IT companies. IT jobs are promising; it is one of the well-paid industries with fast growth rate. Start hunting for your dream IT job with online portals and give right shape to your career. 

“Send your resume to online job portals for IT job and get hired by best IT companies.”
10:27 AM | 0 comments | Read More

Rent a Bounce House - Tip 1

A bounce house can be an extremely cost effective way to provide hours of entertainment for your guests. Bounce house rentals are available nationwide and there are hundreds of options to choose from when renting a bounce house. Over the next few days, I'll be providing tips on what to watch out for regarding renting a jumper. 

A bounce house can be an extremely cost effective way to provide hours of entertainment for your guests. Bounce house rentals are available nationwide and there are hundreds of options to choose from when renting a bounce house. Over the next few days, I'll be providing tips on what to watch out for regarding renting a jumper. 

There are several things to keep in mind before renting a jumper. The most important thing to keep in mind, Price isn't everything! The old saying, "The cheap comes out expensive" could not be more applicable than in the bouncy castle industry. There is a reason why some companies are drastically cheaper than their competitors. The main reasons some companies are extremely cheap are: 

Cheap companies are usually not insured. It is very expensive for a bounce house company to insure each and every one of their bouncers. If there is an accident in your rented bounce house and the company is not insured, "YOU WILL BE SUED PERSONALLY!" Make sure the jump house company is insured by providing an Additional Insured Certificate naming you or your organization. By the way, most homeowner's insurance policies specifically exclude coverage for bouncy castles. So, you're probably not protected by your homeowner's insurance. 

If a bounce house company is hesitant to give you an additional insured certificate or if they tell you that you don't need one, then they are usually not insured. If the jumper company wants to charge you extra money for the insurance certificate, then they are probably not insured. 

Any professional party rental company who is insured not only has commercial general liability insurance but they are proud of that fact. Usually, an insured bouncer company will promote the fact that they are insured. 

But don't just ask for an additional insured certificate. Ask for the insurance agent's name and phone number and follow up with the insurance agent. A common trick in the party rental industry is to only insure a couple of pieces of equipment but then show an insurance certificate for an uninsured item. Contact the insurance agent and ask them if the specific item you want to rent is insured or not. 

Any professional, customer-service oriented party rental company will gladly provide the information you have requested. If they don't provide that information, then they are not properly insured. DO NOT RENT FROM THESE COMPANIES! You will be held financially liable if someone is hurt and your future financial and emotional well-being is in jeopardy. 

Rent a bounce house for your next party but don't let something as minor as lack of insurance turn your special event into a nightmare. Avoid looking for the cheapest company. Saving a few bucks now may end up costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars later in a worst-case scenario. Avoid the stress of worrying about your guests not being protected in case of an injury. Make sure to hire a professional, insured jumper company when you make your next party rental reservation.

10:24 AM | 0 comments | Read More

Green Scene Mom 2016 Winter Award Winner

Mommy Scene is a network of moms sharing ideas, tips, and life experiences. We offer "our take" on family-focused products, creative projects we do with our kids, and happenings from everyday life.
We work with influential moms and innovative brands, feature inspiring stories from mom-entrepreneurs, and share creative tips for healthy lifestyles. We also host our quarterly Green Scene Mom Awards celebrating innovative & Eco-friendly products that make a mom's life easier.
Genesis 950 is a green, all purpose, surfactant based cleaner that works with water to make a stain water soluble. This universal cleaner breaks down stains and flushes them from a surface. Genesis 950 is sold as a concentrate whereas many household cleaners cold contain up to 99% water. Typically, this is because the chemistry used to create those cleaners is unsafe and can only be sold to consumers when diluted. Genesis 950 is safe enough to sell as a concentrate, offering an extremely economical choice for cleaning. For general cleaning, it is recommended to mix 1 part of Genesis 950 to 7 parts water. A 1 quart bottle produces 7 quarts of cleaning solution. Genesis 950 can break down stains and remove them from the surfaces in your bathroom, kitchen, and on your floors. It's safely used on carpet, tile, ceramic, granite, stove tops, sinks, bath tubs, and toilets.
Why We Love Them

Families make messes, and sometimes those stains can become permanent. We love finding a good cleaner that produces effective results without the use of chemicals or bleach. Genesis removes tough stains using chemistry, by turning stains into water-soluble areas that can be removed thorough simple washing. The best part is Genesis 950 is safe, green, and environmentally friendly; it won't harm you, your family or your pets. Even in concentrate form, Genesis 950 has a low, safe VOC level with no harsh chemicals; usable on clothing, carpet, rugs and upholstery. Genesis 950 won't accidentally discolor the item you are cleaning and it also doesn't attract dirt. Sounds good to us!
10:21 AM | 0 comments | Read More

rade Finance - Experiencing Broad Reshuffling

Futures contributing were the first method for setting up introduction to products. It was initially used by ranchers and other item makers with a specific end goal to fence against poor harvest yields. Today, futures contracts can be used by anybody with a record, permitting various dynamic brokers to open positions in their most loved hard resources. Be that as it may, staying aware of the ins and outs of the prospects world can be a difficult request. The universe of commodity trade finance has experienced a somewhat broad reshuffling in the course of recent months. The key thing to note is that banks included in vitality have pulled once more from the area while dealer merchants known to a great extent for their mystery are fortifying their position. Before knowing about trade finance companies, let’s find out about commodity trading. The benefit of conventional commodity promoting depends fundamentally on edges in the middle of procurement and deal costs, and the volume of exchanges. These variables have a tendency to be absolutely related: edges have a tendency to be high when volumes are high, in light of the fact that both are expanding in the (inferred) interest for the change benefits that item dealers give. The interest for trade commodity is gotten from the interest and supply of the hidden item. Case in point, the inferred interest for merchandise transportation and logistics administrations gave by exchanging firms relies on upon the interest for the product in importing districts and the commodity trade in sending out locales. This inferred request changes in light of changes in the interest and the supply for the thing. A decrease sought after for the thing in the importing area will lessen the inferred interest for logistical administrations. The extent of the inferred request decay relies on upon the versatility of supply in the trading locale. The less flexible the supply, the less the basic interest stun decreases the determined interest for logistical administrations.
This happens in light of the fact that the greater part of the effect of the interest decrease is borne by the cost in the sending out area as opposed to the amount exchanged, leaving the edge in the middle of procurement and deals costs and the amount of the item delivered just marginally influenced. This implies varieties in the amount of ware shipments, rather than varieties in item level costs, are better measures of the danger of conventional thing promoting operations. (Comparative investigations apply to the impacts of supply stuns, or stuns to various types of change, for example, stockpiling or processing.)The measure of monetary danger brought about by a product exchanging firm because of varieties in edges and volumes relies on upon the sorts of changes it attempts, and the benefit sit uses in those changes. Trade finance services include substantial interests in settled resources (remarkably numerous preparing and refining exercises) involve high altered expenses and operational influence. The money related execution of a firm with higher operational influence will change more because of variances in edges.
10:19 AM | 0 comments | Read More

How to Use Google Hangouts for Your Business

Written By Narththana on Monday, March 28, 2016 | 6:44 AM

Need a way to talk to members of your team, customers or potential customers via video? See what Google Hangouts can do for your business - for free!

Google Hangouts
Image source:
Being able to talk to your team, current customers, or potential customers on a video platform is a great resource to have but not if it costs so much that you blow your technology budget each month.

If you’re a small business, there’s an option you can use that’s absolutely free and it’s brought to you by your friends at Google. Google Hangouts is a free conferencing platform that allows up to 10 people to video conference at once. Hangouts also allows for messaging and voice-only communications in addition to its video platform but let’s focus on the video feature.

If you’re not sure how you would use Hangouts for your business, here are a few ideas to get started.

Virtual Meetings

Most truly small businesses only have a few employees—often under 10 until their company grows. This makes Hangouts perfect for bringing all employees together if they’re not all local, some are virtual, or in different offices. Scheduling a monthly or weekly call with your employees creates a team environment even if they’re not all in an office together. You can set the tone for the week, give some shout-outs to employees that went above and beyond since your last call, set goals, and introduce new products, policies, or team members.

Don’t underestimate the power of a video call for your team. An e-mail is good but actually talking and seeing them is even better!

RELATED: How to Get Started with Google Hangouts

A Webinar

Everybody loves to learn so why not conduct a webinar? You have a bank of knowledge that others want to hear. Maybe you’re a home improvement expert, an accountant, or a dog trainer. Whatever your profession, you have customers who rely on your knowledge so why not give them more of it? Invite 9 other people to your webinar. Give them the topic ahead of time and, of course, tell them to invite their friends.

No need to make it super salesy. In fact, you don’t want to do that at all. Just focus on giving to your customers without asking anything in return. Establishing yourself as an authority that cares enough about people to give to them for free will produce sales over time. Gone are the days when you could hard sell your way to success all of the time.

RELATED: 6 Tips to Produce a Successful Webinar

Interview an Expert

You’re smart but there are others in your field that might specialize in an area that you don’t. Bring them in and interview them as part of your Hangout. Maybe ask for questions from people that will attend the event and allow them to ask questions at the end. Once again, this is a way to give to current and potential customers in a low-stress environment that doesn’t make them feel like they’re having the hard-sell put on them.


Find Quality Talent

Small businesses don’t have an HR department. You, as the owner, aren’t in a position where you can spend a lot of time scouring the Internet or your community looking for the best talent and then going through a lengthy interview process.

How about using Google Hangouts? Invite people to a Hangout where you will talk about the position, how to apply, and things you’re looking for from the applicants. Then, ask for questions. This not only allows them to meet you but more importantly, you meet them without having to conduct personal interviews. You may find that some of them aren’t right for the company and you won’t have to spend time interviewing them. Others might really stand out.

Launch a Product

Want to create some hype about your product or service launch? Do it with a Hangout. Invite some of your best customers to attend as you talk about your new product or service and why it fits them so well. You might have to offer a little enticement to get people to attend your Hangout so be armed with free samples, coupons, or other incentives.

Partner with Others

Is there somebody in your industry that’s already hosting Hangouts regularly? Maybe you’re not the type to talk on camera but you would love to sponsor somebody else’s Hangout in exchange for some free exposure. Talk to the person. They’ll most likely be happy to do that.

Bottom Line

If you haven’t used video conferencing to connect with your employees or customers, now’s the time to try. Studies show that people respond to video better than other types of media and you’re keenly aware of the age-old wisdom that people like to do business with people they like. What better way to create meaningful relationships than by using Google Hangouts. And who can beat the price!?!?

And if you grow out of Hangouts, other platforms like GoToMeeting have plans that start at $29 per month but you’ll most likely be just fine with Hangouts for quite a while.

© 2016 Attard Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be reproduced, reprinted or redistributed without written permission from Attard Communications, Inc.
6:44 AM | 0 comments | Read More