BioITCoalition.com http://bioitcoalition.com Coming Together for Readworthy Magazine Articles Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:40:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ensure the Best Education for Your Child with the Right School http://bioitcoalition.com/ensure-the-best-education-for-your-child-with-the-right-school/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:33:36 +0000 http://bioitcoalition.com/?p=2552 A big part of a child’s life is education. Education contributes mainly to what the child would become when he/she turns into an adult. Whether switching or moving up, choosing a middle school in Salt Lake City shouldn’t be a challenge. Breaking down the process can help you decide the best school fit for your...

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A big part of a child’s life is education. Education contributes mainly to what the child would become when he/she turns into an adult.

Whether switching or moving up, choosing a middle school in Salt Lake City shouldn’t be a challenge. Breaking down the process can help you decide the best school fit for your child. City Academy gives out some of the important factors you need to take into account if you’re searching for the appropriate school for your child.

Find a Great Match

The school you choose will depend on what your child’s needs. Find out your child’s interest. Is he/she better in arts or science? Does he/she prefer solving mathematical equations? Know your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Choose the school that can help enhance his/her skills.

Schools in Salt Lake City offers specific curriculum focusing on your child’s preferred discipline. For instance, if your child loves Math, it’s best that he/she goes to a school with STEM curriculum.

Walk Along The Corridors

Visiting the school is a good way to get an idea how the school operates and to check out their facilities. It can also be an excellent opportunity to meet other students and teachers and have a general idea about the school environment. During the visit, ask about students’ experience in the education and how teachers relate to their students.

Be informed about the student-teacher ratio. A crowded classroom can hinder your child’s ability to learn.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

The best way to get information is to ask and the best person to talk to the school principal. Ask about the teachers and subjects, how student’s welfare take into account. You may also wish to know how often students are given homework. Consider if the academic difficulty the school imposes is a good fit for your child. Also, ask the school’s expectation from parents about their children’s education.

With this information, decide which school can provide the training with your child needs. Doing so is one way of helping your child reach his or her full potential.

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Do You Really Need a College Degree for an IT Career? http://bioitcoalition.com/do-you-really-need-a-college-degree-for-an-it-career/ Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:00:00 +0000 http://bioitcoalition.com/?p=2541 A lucrative career in information technology may no longer require you to gain a college degree, as more learning alternatives have become available, according to Christopher Barron, a CIO (Chief Information Officer) with over 10 years of experience. It’s true that those who earned a college degree have better-paying jobs, but IT employers have now...

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A lucrative career in information technology may no longer require you to gain a college degree, as more learning alternatives have become available, according to Christopher Barron, a CIO (Chief Information Officer) with over 10 years of experience.

It’s true that those who earned a college degree have better-paying jobs, but IT employers have now shifted to finding candidates with a more specific skill, instead of considering where they finished college.

Entry Level

Certification tests serve as good alternatives for those who seek career opportunities in the IT industry. For example, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) provides certification exams that allow IT specialists to learn the fundamental and advanced principles of hardware and software technologies. Candidates must pass the exam to gain a certification, which will open doors for better career opportunities.

Taking an A+ practice test is necessary to increase their chances of making the cut.

Another reason more people consider skipping college involves the required costs, according to Barron. In the US, you will need to spend between $80,000 and $300,000 for a four-year college degree. This led many young adults to rethink if a college degree represents a crucial part of their IT ambition.

Finding an Inspiration

What should you do when you already have the necessary skills for an IT job? Look for a mentor or strive to be like someone you admire in the industry. From Bill Gates to Elon Musk, most of the IT household names became successful without a college degree.

However, a bit of luck certainly plays a role in your pursuit of a stable career. Still, these IT moguls had their fair share of misfortunes before getting to the top. As CompTIA works to promote a brand new image of the IT industry, it is now up to you whether to earn a college degree for your chosen field.

There are trade-offs for not finishing college, so it’s best to weigh the options and be sure that you can sustain your plans for a profitable IT career even without a diploma.

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Post-Graduate Possibilities: A Guide for the Young and Anxious http://bioitcoalition.com/post-graduate-possibilities-a-guide-for-the-young-and-anxious/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:25:36 +0000 http://bioitcoalition.com/?p=2547 The post-graduate life can be rather daunting. Outside of the comforts of your undergraduate life, the possibilities seem limitless. While you may have many options to choose from, it can be difficult to commit to a decision you might regret. After graduation, you have the option to pursue a master’s degree. Another option is to...

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The post-graduate life can be rather daunting. Outside of the comforts of your undergraduate life, the possibilities seem limitless. While you may have many options to choose from, it can be difficult to commit to a decision you might regret.

After graduation, you have the option to pursue a master’s degree. Another option is to enter the workforce. Your growth as an individual does not have to end at graduation, as both of these options can provide new learning experiences for you.

Back to school

It may seem exhausting to enter a post-graduate program immediately after graduation. However, as a post-graduate student, you will not necessarily spend most of your time browsing through journals and dissertations. For instance, despite the focus on research and development in Singapore, psychology students taking their master’s degree participate in group-oriented activities such as role-plays and presentations. These activities test your creativity, and you can learn about more career options in your field if you are currently undecided.

A leg up the career ladder

A 2016 survey by Morgan McKinley shows that Singapore-based professionals often work overtime. Due to Singapore’s location, some professionals stay after office hours to communicate with companies based in America and Europe. This is a challenge you might face as a young professional new to your field. Discipline, focus and flexibility are necessary for a successful career, and you can hone these skills when you enter the workforce.

Life begins graduation

The fun does not have to stop due to your work or graduate school responsibilities. With more companies working on a better work-life balance for their employees, it is now easier to relax at the end of the day. There are various nightclubs and rooftop bars in the city centre for both students and professionals. Whether you are working or studying in graduate school, your social circles will grow. Both of these options can help you expand your horizons, which will help you learn more about your goals and dreams.

As a young graduate, you’ve got a lifetime to learn, grow and explore. There will always be new learning opportunities for you. Consider which skills you want to develop, and this will guide you in your decision-making.

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Enrol in Innovative Degree Courses and get a World Class Education http://bioitcoalition.com/enroll-in-innovative-degree-courses-and-get-a-world-class-education/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:00:20 +0000 http://bioitcoalition.com/?p=2534 For many years now, Singapore has been offering innovative and unique degree courses to students. This has opened the path to many students having successful and extraordinary careers. However, before enrolling, there are some basic qualifications necessary and some mandatory tests to be taken. There are also some age specifications that have to be considered...

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For many years now, Singapore has been offering innovative and unique degree courses to students. This has opened the path to many students having successful and extraordinary careers. However, before enrolling, there are some basic qualifications necessary and some mandatory tests to be taken. There are also some age specifications that have to be considered for some of these courses.

Part-time undergraduate programs

There are many undergraduates and degree courses offered in Singapore. The admissions for part-time undergraduate programs happen twice in a year, January and July. At the time of enrolment, the student should not be less than 21 years of age. He or she should also have an IB diploma to apply for this type of programs. A 10 + 2 schooling is also enough to get admission. Having 2 years of work experience will also be very helpful. If you are an international student, consult an education or immigration consultant. This will help you with any queries or doubts about your qualifications. SAT 1 level clearance might also be required as a necessary qualification.

The variety of courses available

The courses offered to students in Singapore are varied. These include BSc courses in biomedical engineering, BSc in information technology and Business, Bachelors of project and building management, BSc Facilities and events management, BSc in mathematics and many more. There are also programs such as BSc in Human Factors in Safety which is recognised by the Ministry of Manpower. Students interested in engineering can take the Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics, which is a course offering extensive knowledge of telecommunication and Information Technology. Courses in the field of Aerospace design and technology are also available.

Students can choose to find employment after these courses or pursue an advanced degree. After these courses and a degree course, the students can apply for an Honours program. The Honours program is offered if enrolment numbers are met. Students wishing to pursue the Honours program must have a good cumulative grade point average score in their degree.

Singapore is now able to provide world-class higher education and consistently ranks among the best places in the world to study.

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Technologies Used for Environmental Remediation in Utah http://bioitcoalition.com/technologies-used-for-environmental-remediation-in-utah/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:12:10 +0000 http://bioitcoalition.com/?p=2528 One of the unfortunate by-products of economic progress in most countries is water and ground pollution. Indiscriminate or ineffective disposal of industrial, chemical, and even nuclear waste in waterways and on the ground had an adverse affect the environment and health of the earth’s population, as well as the flora and fauna. Strict environmental laws...

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One of the unfortunate by-products of economic progress in most countries is water and ground pollution. Indiscriminate or ineffective disposal of industrial, chemical, and even nuclear waste in waterways and on the ground had an adverse affect the environment and health of the earth’s population, as well as the flora and fauna.

Strict environmental laws are already in place in several countries to stop pollution-causing practices, but these are only effective at lessening incremental pollution. The danger remains because of the existing pollution levels present.

Environmental Remediation in Utah

To address the current pollution levels affecting the surface water and groundwater, as well as ground (soil and sediment) resources, various environmental remediation technologies have been developed and are being implemented in Utah to remove contaminants from the environment. Among these technologies are:

Pump and Treat

This technology is used to clean groundwater. A vacuum is submerged into the area with polluted groundwater and is pumped into a sequence of contaminant-absorbing containers, after which the treated groundwater is pumped back.

In Situ Oxidation

This new technology aims to clean up soil and groundwater, and involves the use of powerful oxidants such as oxygen, ozone gas, persulfates, hydrogen peroxide and the like to promote contaminant-consuming aerobic bacteria.

Solidification and Stabilization

This technology removes soil contaminants using binders that react with soil to create a “trap” that slows down the movement of contaminants.

Soil Vapor Extraction

This technology involves exposing the soil to high temperatures to vaporize the contaminants. The resulting vapor is then suctioned by a vacuum.

Caring for the environment should be everyone’s concern. An effective strategy for addressing concerns caused by ground and water pollution is to implement strict anti-pollution policies to lessen or even eradicate further contamination, and clean up the contaminants already present in the environment through the effective use of remediation technologies.

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5 Signs That it’s Time to Repair Your Asphalt Driveway http://bioitcoalition.com/5-signs-that-its-time-to-repair-your-asphalt-driveway/ Fri, 16 Jun 2017 02:17:01 +0000 http://bioitcoalition.com/?p=2522 Taking care of your driveway is not always an easy thing. Asphalt, after constant exposure to outdoor elements, will soon begin to display signs of wear. This is why you have to know when repaving is necessary. When is the right time, you ask? Here are some indicators you should take note of: Potholes and Cracks...

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Taking care of your driveway is not always an easy thing. Asphalt, after constant exposure to outdoor elements, will soon begin to display signs of wear. This is why you have to know when repaving is necessary. When is the right time, you ask? Here are some indicators you should take note of:

Potholes and Cracks

Potholes and cracks are sure signs that your asphalt is getting old as a result of wear and tear. Do something before they advance and create a hazard to your property and family members. Auckland Asphalt Repairs says that it will be a good move if you employ the services of a professional asphalt contractor in Auckland or anywhere in North Island.

Unevenness

The moment you spot unevenness in areas around or near the bumps, it’s a clear indicator that the surface beneath the paving is not stable as a result of structural damage. The driveway needs re-pavement as soon as possible.

Time of Life

As long as you maintain your asphalt driveway properly, it will last for a long time — probably between 20 and 35 years. It doesn’t matter if the driveway still looks brand new. After this period has elapsed, start repaving to avoid incurring extra costs in the future.

Fading Driveway

The dark colour of the asphalt driveway will start to fade as soon as it reacts with an outdoor element. Unfortunately, a fading asphalt is not appealing and is a potential indicator for cracks. To resolve this issue, repaving should take place.

Changing Climatic Conditions

Take caution about the indentations and marks forming on your driveway. These can be a result of extreme heat, making them soft as if they were a material for a new application. This is often common in regions that experience extreme climatic conditions.

If you’ve noticed cracks, potholes, or any defectiveness in your driveway, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with a reputable contractor. This way, you can keep your driveway and paved areas looking brand new and help avoid injuries or any unfortunate damage to property.

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Strategic Tillage: How It Can Help No-Till Farming http://bioitcoalition.com/strategic-tillage-how-it-can-help-no-till-farming/ Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:40:06 +0000 http://bioitcoalition.com/?p=2515 No-till farming has been a popular agricultural technique in recent years. Companies such as K-Line Agriculture explain that many farmers have discovered the limitations of tillage and have to turn to a different technique or even equipment to remedy these issues. Tillage Issues No-till farming emerged due to several problems with conventional tillage. Tillage causes...

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No-till farming has been a popular agricultural technique in recent years. Companies such as K-Line Agriculture explain that many farmers have discovered the limitations of tillage and have to turn to a different technique or even equipment to remedy these issues.

Tillage Issues

No-till farming emerged due to several problems with conventional tillage. Tillage causes soil erosion as well as the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. No-till farming prevents such problems, and farmers can conserve water, fuel, and labour.

No-Till Issues

In spite of the good that no-till brings, however, it also has its downsides. Since you never till the soil, weeds could grow, and you will have to rely heavily on herbicides. You would need equipment that could help you place herbicides in your fields. These can cost a considerable sum at first, but they can help you conserve fuel and time in the long run.

Strategise Your Tillage

Other issues of no-till farming include crop diseases, chemical resistant weeds, and problems with high residue. To overcome all these, you can adapt strategic tillage that uses strategically timed one-pass tillage. With strategic tillage, you can take care of summer weeds without herbicides. In turn, you can prevent the growth of chemical resistant weeds due to your intermittent use of herbicides.

When it comes to disease, strategic tillage seems to contribute to the prevention of major root or soil diseases. Strategic tillage has been successful with pest control with regards to some pests. It reduces your reliance on pesticides, which, in turn, also prevents chemical-resistant pests. You also suppress crop pathogens, especially fungi and nematodes.

With a strategic tillage program, you can make your farm more sustainable than it was under a no-till farming program. You can use high-speed equipment for help with your strategic tillage; high speed tillers can till the soil in one pass, minimising soil disturbance and minimising the effects of tillage.

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Why the Older Adults Need to Live Independently http://bioitcoalition.com/why-the-older-adults-need-to-live-independently/ Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:44:25 +0000 http://bioitcoalition.com/?p=2510 Seniors take pride in showing their independence because it somehow provides them with a sense of achievement. However, as they age further, maintaining their independence becomes increasingly difficult. For one, age-related health concerns make it quite challenging for them to live on their own. You can manage these challenges with professional home care. Facilities that...

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Retired seniors smilingSeniors take pride in showing their independence because it somehow provides them with a sense of achievement. However, as they age further, maintaining their independence becomes increasingly difficult. For one, age-related health concerns make it quite challenging for them to live on their own.

You can manage these challenges with professional home care. Facilities that promote independent living in Utah, such as legacyretire.com, can be relied on to keep the elderly comfortable and safe as they age.

Here are some reasons seniors need to be encouraged to maintain independence while aging:

Improves Mobility and Strength

By allowing them to do their day to day tasks with minimal assistance, residents can keep their body active and strong. These functions include eating, bathing, cooking, cleaning, yard work, laundry and other mundane chores.

If the elderly relies on help for everything, he may experience muscle strength deterioration, poor blood flow, breathing difficulties, and balance issues. Simply walking from one room to another, or going to a medical appointment and pharmacy can already help an elderly boost his mobility and strength.

Prevents Depression

Losing independence can lead to depression, which in turn, can result in serious consequences like a heart attack or stroke. If you encourage your senior family member to do simple things on his own, you are practically inspiring him to stay independent.

This can help improve the senior’s mood, despite the many age-related issues he is facing.

Preserves Memory

If the senior remains independent, his brain can be stimulated and kept active by making small decisions involving daily activities such as preparing healthy meals and doing fun activities.

Likewise, the seemingly simple task of deciding what to wear can help a lot in preserving a senior’s memory and prevent the development of dementia and other types of memory impairment.

It is important to allow your senior loved ones to stay independent and do the things they still can. Providing them with the type of care they need will help them handle the process of aging safely and comfortably.

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Small Business, Big Dreams: Get a Business Loan Now http://bioitcoalition.com/small-business-big-dreams-get-a-business-loan-now/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 01:00:00 +0000 http://bioitcoalition.com/?p=2504 A lot of startups and growing businesses resort to borrowing money to help sustain their day to day business operations. While any debt comes with risks, borrowing is often crucial for business success, to fund a major purchase, or simply to deal with a sudden cash flow problem. Here are the advantages of a small business...

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A lot of startups and growing businesses resort to borrowing money to help sustain their day to day business operations. While any debt comes with risks, borrowing is often crucial for business success, to fund a major purchase, or simply to deal with a sudden cash flow problem.

Here are the advantages of a small business loan in Ogden, Utah that you need to consider.

1. Your Equity Need Not Be Diluted

You can avoid borrowing by selling equity in your company. However, this option to raise funds will dilute your holdings in the company, and as a result, your profit share will also go down.

2. You Can Facilitate the Growth of Your Company

If you believe that spending for a major marketing undertaking would propel your business to success, like going international or getting the services of a world-class talent, you are well-justified in taking out a loan.

But obtaining a loan can decrease your options. It could mean you need to forego a loan in the future. Repayments for your existing loan will reduce your free cash to spend for operations. However, if your borrowing is planned well, you should be able to reap dividends in the future.

3. You Can Solve Cash Flow Problems

Like any business, your company can suddenly hit a financial bump that severely upsets your cash flow. Especially when you are currently experiencing growth, not having enough cash to buy materials for additional orders or paying for new staff to serve customers can have serious implications.

But if your business is highly leveraged, there’s a good chance that loan repayments can adversely affect your cash flow. It is crucial to make sure that you borrow when it is necessary, and at the right terms. Doing this can ensure that your repayments are affordable and realistic.

A small business loan comes with both advantages and disadvantages. By being prudent, however, obtaining the right loan – at the right time and the right terms – can provide your business with a big boost.

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Office Espresso Systems: A Must in the Modern Day Office http://bioitcoalition.com/office-espresso-systems-a-must-in-the-modern-day-office/ Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:09:42 +0000 http://bioitcoalition.com/?p=2495 Coffee has become quite a lifestyle these days. This led industry watchers to find it necessary for modern offices to have their own source of coffee. This is to fill the need of working millennials, so they function better in their respective duties. While you shouldn’t ignore the need for water coolers, it’s a thing of...

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Coffee has become quite a lifestyle these days. This led industry watchers to find it necessary for modern offices to have their own source of coffee. This is to fill the need of working millennials, so they function better in their respective duties. While you shouldn’t ignore the need for water coolers, it’s a thing of the past. Offices who want to witness increased productivity must have a quality espresso machine ready to quench the thirst of their employees for caffeine.

The Coffee Habit

In the light of the caffeine boom made by Starbucks and other well-known coffee shops, people are seeing coffee in a different perspective. It has become a morale and mind booster. It helps ignite bright ideas to initiate better results from their efforts.

Feeding the Need

It’s now common to consume more than a cup of coffee within an eight-hour work period. Imagine allowing employees to have multiple coffee breaks, going out of the office to the nearest coffee shop. The time they spent walking to and from the office and waiting for their coffee to be served could have been a good time to be productive at work. To suffice the need without taking away from the office, krema.com.au employers may lease a commercial espresso machine or even a vending machine that offers canned coffee.

An in-office espresso is a perk that will not only save time and money. It can also help ignite teaming and communication among the employees. Colleagues chatting as they fall in line for a good quality espresso cup are definitely more impressive than those who exchange chitchats in a crowded café. In addition, they will be grateful for the company saving them a significant amount of money for their much-needed energy boost.

As the working class holds on to an aromatic cup of coffee for some spiritual lift, employers can start making their office conducive with an espresso system within reach.

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