Writing and Editing Community-Approved Wikipedia Articles

Most people use Wikipedia on a regular basis for information. With a free site loaded with over 4,741,601 articles in their archives, this makes them one of the most resourceful spots on the web. This virtual community allows you to post, edit and enjoy pages all free of charge. The community has high standards, but you are able to jump right in and start producing quality articles and editing ones that exist. Make sure to follow their guidelines, as your article can be rejected if it doesn’t.

Adding New Articles

What makes Wikipedia so unique, are the numerous articles they have, and the factual information they provide. Before writing a new article you must do two things. First, you must set up and register your account with them. Second, you need to make sure there is not already an article about the subject on there. Duplicate content will be deleted. Articles shouldn’t be about personal issues, personal promotion or about family. They should be kept to relevant topics that the public is interested in, and they should have ample sources to back up the claims.

How To Write A Great Article

Start all articles with a great introduction. Consultants at GetYourWiki advise that you use a first line that hooks readers from the start whenever writing new Wikipedia articles. Keep all paragraphs short and make sure they contain pertinent information. Headings will help to clarify the subject area and allow those who skim the page to find exactly what they need. Adding pictures for illustration is helpful. The best type of article has less than 50 kb worth of material and is not excessively long. Be sure to meet the notability guidelines and steer clear of controversial materials.

Editing Articles

If you see an article that doesn’t have up-to-date information, or isn’t 100% factual, you can update or edit it. To do this, you don’t need to register or log in to your account. The “Visual Editor” allows anyone to make edits, as long as they can back up their claims. Some pages have been protected from editing and are locked. These will be notated by a lock in the upper right hand corner of the page. To edit these pages, one will need to submit an “edit request” form.

Enhancing the Wikipedia community is fun. Just remember, don’t violate copyrights and make sure to cite all work through verifiable sources. This community grows each and every day, be a part by writing or editing pages.

FTC Sues Direct TV over Deceptive Practices

 

The FTC is suing the largest satellite TV provider in the country, DirecTV, for deceiving millions of people on the cost of programming.

According to CNN iReport, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged DirecTV Inc. for misleading consumers in the advertising of a 12 month discounted program package without properly informing them that the package required a two-year contract, the lawsuit said.

Additionally, the FTC says that their advertising never made it clear that the cost of the package increases to $ 45 per month in the second year and that the cancellation was subject to a $480 cancellation fee.

The complaint also alledges that DirecTV failed to mention that their promotion for free premium channels, like Showtime and HBO, would result in additional fees if consumers failed to cancel the premium channels before the free period was up.

Edith Ramirez, FTC chairwoman says “DirecTV sought to promote an affordable package but lock customers into a more expensive long-term contract and never adequately disclosed the all the fine print.”

DirecTV, based in California has more than 20 million subscribers, and this is not the first time they’ve fallen in hot water with the FTC.

In 2005 and 2009, the company paid $ 5.3 million to settle cases regarding telemarketing calls to consumers.

Burger King Eliminates Soda From Kids Meal

Burger King , the second largest fast food chain in the world, withdrew children’s sodas from their Buger King kids meal menus, following similar steps from some of its major competitors.

The company has decided to introduce the new changes as part of its “efforts to provide consumers with options that match the needs of your lifestyle,” said Alex Macedo, president.

People at Anastasia Date (Facebook.com) have noticed that in recent months other chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s have introduced similar changes. Burger King replaced sodas in children’s menus for skim milk, apple juice and chocolate skim milk.

“This will motivate children to eat better, because for many kids, soda has become the main source of calories in their diet.

High consumption of sugary drinks is one of the main causes that promote high rates of obesity.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of children between six and eleven years of age with problems of obesity increased from 7% in 1980 to 18% in 2012.

The option to purchase fountain drinks is still available at Burger King, but will not accompany the kids meals.

Bruce Levenson: Philanthropist, Businessman, Journalist, Patriot

Bruce Levenson is an American businessman, philanthropist, journalist, and patriot. Mr. Levenson is best known as a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks LLC, the company that owns and operates the Atlanta Hawks basketball team, as well as Philips Arena, where they play. He is equally well known for being the co-founder of United Communications Group. He is also on the board of directors of TechTarget, an IT industry media company.

Mr. Levenson was born in Washington, D. C. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, with a BA in political science. He began his journalism career at the Washington Star, whilst studying law at American University in Washington, D. C. He and his wife Karen Levenson have been married over thirty years, and have three sons.

Mr. Levenson and his partner Ed Peskowitz founded United Communications Group (UCG) in 1977. UCG originally published a newsletter on developments in the oil industry. Now UCG provides data, analysis, and guidance to customers in a variety of industries world-wide, including but not limited to energy, healthcare, banking, government contractors, software, telecommunications, and technology. The UCG has won over 125 journalism awards since 1978.

Mr. Levenson is a founding board member of TechTarget, and currently serves on its board of directors. TechTarget is an information technology industry media company, which unites technology providers with technology buyers. He has served on the board of directors of the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association. In 1997 he was inducted into the Software and Information Industry Association’s Hall of Fame.

In 2004 Mr. Levenson became an owner of two professional sports franchises, the Atlanta Thrashers (hockey) and the Atlanta Hawks (basketball). Mr. Levenson and his partners sold the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010; the team relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is currently a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA) board of governors, as mentioned on his Wikipedia page.

Although he is justly proud of the Hawks’ success, he considers his greatest success as a philanthropist. He has donated his time and energy, not just his money, to the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C., the Hoop Dreams Foundation, and the U. S. Holocaust Museum. He has given special attention to programs designed to help underprivileged children, further education, and preserve Jewish heritage. Bruce and Karen Levenson created and funded the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland. His investments in America’s future through his philanthropy are applied patriotism.

Don’t Forget the Importance of Wine When Wining and Dining

Wining and dining is something just about everybody must do at some point in their lives, whether looking for a business deal or celebrating an event the importance of entertaining successfully cannot be underestimated. Whilst food and an engaging environment are both items that can be found with ease in most areas of the World, the need for the best in wine can be difficult for most people to find themselves without expert help. Making an informed and experienced choice on the best in wines for any event is something that everybody should spend some time considering, working with wine professionals is probably the only way most of us will make a good choice that will impress our guests.

How do you go about choosing the best wines available for any event? This is a question many people ask as they try to navigate the many available choices for the different wines that can be chosen for different parts of each event. Without understanding the specialist areas of wine the casual wine drinker can find difficulties in making the correct choice, which in turn leads to problems with guests not being happy and the aim of wining and dining being missed by the organizer.

Expert help is available no matter where an event is taking place in the form of The Antique Wine Company, a specialist wine trader that has over 30 years of experience supplying wines for events taking place all over the planet. The Antique Wine Company can complete a number of tasks for any party or event organizer, from providing courses in understanding the basics of wine tasting to planning the wine used for wining and dining. The company has access to extensive cellars that are sold to some of the top wine collectors in the World. Famous for taking part in some of the top wine sales ever completed, The Antique Wine Company will choose the perfect wines to suit any event and the food being served at it.

Market tumbles on good news

The stock market tumbled today with both the Dow Jones and S&P indexes dropping almost 1.5%. Underlying these drops were strong job numbers that led to the decline. The economy added jobs at a rate in excess of predicted rates with the unemployment rate being reduced to 5.5% which is close to being considered full employment.

The market dropped in reaction to this news as the sights of many investors are now put on what the Federal Reserve’s reaction will be to this news. Brad Reifler has read that Many investors believe that the Fed will raise interest rates sooner than previously believed as a result of this news which will put downward pressure on stocks as investors will have alternatives such as bonds to invest in.

Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve Chairman, previously indicated that interest rate increases were likely to hit towards the end of 2015 but would be done slowly and in a measured manner to reduce the impact that these increases would have on investors and other participants in the economy.

The industries that are most susceptible to interest rate increases were hit the hardest. Utilities and real estate investment trusts (REITs) are thought to be the most impacted by rate increases as their bond like yields become less attractive for investors who are searching for yield once interest rates rise.

Online Streaming Audio Services Seek Expansion in International Markets

The battle for dominance in the streaming music industry isn’t just about getting the most possible Americans tuning in. Music streaming has gone worldwide, and streaming services such as Spotify https://www.spotify.com/us/, Rdio, and Deezer are all in competition to become the premier service in various international markets. The music content providers are discovering, however, that it’s not a one size fits all business model. Consideration must be taken regarding the specific tastes and market trends of various countries.

According to AnastasiaDate, India with its population of 1.2 billion people represents a major market for streaming audio providers, but consideration must be taken to not only provide popular western artists, but homegrown performers from India, including the Bollywood market of hits from popular Indian movies, which is a diverse and fragmented market unto itself.
In Brazil, Google Play has a built in advantage as it’s provided with Android phones and devices, which dominate the Brazilian wireless landscape. In addition to having a diverse variety of musical styles, the population of the country also has a wide disparity between levels of education and income, accounting for a vast array of personal tastes in music.

Japan, despite being an early adopter of many new technologies, remains devoted to the Compact Disc.

Chronic Pain Can Be Cured At North American Spine

Imagine getting up every day, in pain, working in pain, going home in pain, and going to sleep in pain. Not only is pain something that many live with, it’s something that many struggle with on a daily basis. Anyone who is having pain all the time, may be having what’s called chronic pain. Chronic pain can be in the neck and the back, and it makes it incredibly hard to go through a day without any pain. Sometimes, a person may move a certain way, or bend to pick up something, and the pain will become unbearable. There are some with pain so bad, that they can no longer work.

Anyone who has had pain for a long period of time, in their neck and back, should consider going to North American Spine. If surgery is required, in order to cure the pain that a patient is having, a doctor will recommend that the patient be examined, and then have the surgery performed. Surgery is something that is a last resort, but it may be necessary for those who have chronic pain. If pain has taken over the life of a patient, then it’s time to do something, other than going to a doctor and taking pain medications.

Although the pain medication may be helping to get rid of the pain, wouldn’t it be better to relieve the pain permanently? North American Spine can examine someone with chronic neck or back pain, and determine the best way to proceed forward. Many are recommended to receive the AccuraScope procedure, which is a minimally invasive surgery that takes about 45 minutes. After the surgery is performed, a patient can go home, in order to finish the healing process.

Because the healing process can be relatively short, a patient can be up and walking, very soon after having the procedure performed.  Although it’s not uncommon for some people to ignore their pain and continue living with it, a procedure can be performed, so the pain can be minimized or banished completely. When visiting North American Spine, exams are performed, as well as an MRI, and the patient will find out if they are eligible to have the AccuraScope procedure performed.

The World of Plastic Surgery According to Dr. Rohrich

 

Dr. Rod Rohrich was born and raised on a ranch in North Dakota. After finishing high school, he received his undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University and his post-graduate degree from the University of North Dakota. Dr Rod Rohrich finished off his education by receiving his medical credentials from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency work was done in a variety of prestigious hospitals, including The University of Michigan Medical Center and in pediatric plastic surgery at Oxford University in England.

After joining the staff at the UTSW College of Medicine in 1986, Dr Rod Rohrich became a renowned plastic surgeon and was eventually appointed as the school’s chairman in 1991. As an academic, Dr Rod Rohrich spent a good deal of his time with fellow associates working on advanced research and new surgical procedures. To date, his current area of expertise is Rhinoplasty.

As an author, Dr. Rod Rohrich has written several books and textbooks related to various advanced plastic surgery topics. Dr Rod Rohrich has also been a major contributor to other publications and provided over 500 peer reviews. He currently sits as the editor-in-chief for the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery medical journal.

As a physician and plastic surgeon, Dr Rod Rohrich is considered one of the best in the country. In Early 2015, he was selected by a large group of peers at the Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor Program as one of the top plastic surgeons in America. This is one of the most prestigious honor bestowed on physicians because of the process. Over 50,000 doctors nationwide provide nominations and input into the process before the honorees are announced.

On the lecture circuit, Dr. Rod Rohrich has become a highly sought after speaker. Dr Rod Rohrich has addressed students at top medical schools and made presentations to doctors during national and world conferences. One of his favorite speaking topics is the need to promote safety and more patient care when performing various surgical procedures. Aside from his speaking engagements, he also sits on the board of many medical associations and organizations. Included in his extensive list of extracurricular associations is the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the Association of Academic Chairman of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

JMH Development And Jason Halpern Creat New Residences In South Florida

 Jason Halpern believes in building up communities with the use of his buildings. These buildings are going to be the pillars of the area, and they are going to allowpeople to come in from all over to set up other businesses. Halpern’s company, JMH Development has built up these residences in New York to help develop disused areas, and he is going to do the same in South Florida. Some people are looking for a nice place to live, and other people want to have a nice vacation space in the area.

The homes that are being built by Mr. Halpern and his JMH group are going to provide homeowners with a beautiful condo space that sits in a gorgeous building with other families and singles. These spaces alone are valuable, but they also give the people in the building a chance to live in a nice community.

With his new South Beach plans, Halpern is going to change the way South Florida functions.  This is the best way to make sure that you get the most money out of your investment, and you will be able to live in a modern building. That modern building is going to rise in value, and the JMH property is going to turn a profit for