Metal Roof Installation- Is This the Future of Roofing?

When you hear ‘Metal Roof’, the first image that comes in to your mind, is those pole barns or old tin type of metal roof, that happened way back in 1800’s. But, today, with evolutions of scientific means, metal roof is attractive and durable. It is also very versatile. Copper being the most used, lead roof and humble steel is used as metals for roofing. For hundreds of years, lead has been used as a safe roofing material. Steel can also be made attractive and long lasting with different chemical techniques as a roofing material.

Today, most of the homes use asphalt shingles, which are much less durable than other metal roof. They must be replaced after some point of times, because they get contaminated after a specific period of time. Also, the rainwater which runs of the asphalt, is contaminated and therefore must be drained away. Although, the asphalt shingles are easy to install, they should be replaced after a year or two. The metal roof doesn’t need to be replaced every now and then, and also the run-off rainwater is not harmful, and therefore can be used for irrigation purposes. Also, even if the metal roofs get depleted, it can also be molded and used for something else.

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If the metal roof is properly installed by the installer, then it has a durability same as that of the house. In fact, the metal roofs are also mildew, fire and insect resistant and therefore is made to last a long time. Though metal roofs are slightly heavier than asphalt shingles, it is lighter than old shingles and concrete tile. If you have always been a fan of the shingled look, then metal roofs can also be installed in the form of shingles. In fact, there are many homes around, which are more than a decade old, which have copper shingles.

Most of the metal roofs in market today are very easy to install. They either come in shingles or in a single sheet of metal. The contractors can fix these very easily. The metal roofs keep your home cooler, because they have a low insulation value and therefore reflects back the heat. While, you also have to make sure that your home doesn’t get in to a freezing temperature in winter, you have to leave a gap between the roof and the roof decking, which will create a well-insulated place in your home, which controls your room temperature.

As we discussed earlier, the metal roofs are very versatile and can be applied in to homes with any type of roofs. While the metal roofs can also be installed in peaks to shed snow, it can also be applied with low pitch roofs. Any home can accommodate this type of roofing.

Often people do not see the metal roof as a long-term installment, and they often say that the installation charge is high. But considering the long-term effects, metal roofs are great, since it is durable.

If you are planning on roofing your house, then go for something which is lightweight, durable and fireproof also and that’s a metal roofing. If you are planning to do roofing, go for metal roofing.

RVP Roofing Systems is one of the best roofing contractors for your house. They are leading the industry for the last 50 years with their special Aramdura metal roof. Call them to get the quote.

All about WInstrol – Stanozol for Lean Mass Gains

Steroids are synthetic chemicals that are administered in the human body in various medical conditions to fetch positive results. Winstrol is one of the most well-known steroids that comes in the category of being an anabolic one. This means specifically formulated to reach the result of muscle making, as its chemical composition is very similar to the male hormone, testosterone.

Winstrol is popularly known by the body builders to be used ‘more as a preservative agent’ for their lean muscles. In a typical routine of following Cutting Cycle phase is meant for its usage by them for this purpose solely. Cutting Cycle means to consume a steroid for preserving the lean muscles in the body. The primary use for Stanozolol is to promote fat storage depletion as well and hence is preserved the muscle mass. This steroid has been given a nod by the FDA itself for human consumption.

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Winstrol is also known as Stanozol

Stanozolol is an oral tablet and it has half life which last just for 9 hours.  While WInstrol Depot lasts for nearly 24hrs. In injectable and pill form Winstrol has C-17 alpha and this is the only steroid which is anabolic and has C-17 alpha alkylated. This is the reason why this steroid can be consumed orally.  The average dosage a woman can use is 10mg and men can start with 50mg dosage.

The efficacy of steroids on the human body in various medical conditions positively is an established fact. Going further on this is about using stack. Stack means using two or more anabolic steroids, most commonly in combination, to get the desired results of achieving in terms of time, cutting the risks of side-effects, and of course getting the desired result in the most optimum of manner. They can be consumed orally or be delivered through injections, and many a times this stack can include steroids fit for veterinary purposes. This, if done unchecked, can lead to steroid abuse with side effects that could prove fatal. The Winstrol cycle is considered to be the one of the best cycles for lean mass gains.

Stanozolol is not suitable for off season use. It doesn’t come with a hormone nature which helps in mass building. Yes, it is not an anabolic steroid which supports this.

When stanozolol is used with other steroids it helps in lowering SHBG and gives out nice synergic effect. This is the reason behind its popularity. Majority of the performance enhancers reported that stanozolol does help in solidifying gains even though there is no proper scientific evidence for this. But based on their experience it has been proved true.

Athletes usually do a trial and error method with various Winstrol doses, stacks and cycles. Once they try it then they come up with the best combination which will give the most effective results. The best way to decide the most sited cycle is your expectation of the end result and how your body reacts to the steroids. Talk to your medical health practitioner today to get started.

Cisco India Unveils 3 Cyber-Security Initiatives

At a time when cyber security has become paramount for digital enterprises, Cisco India on Thursday announced three new initiatives to help the country build a transparent and secure digital infrastructure environment.

Cisco India Unveils 3 Cyber-Security InitiativesCisco will open a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Pune which will provide services ranging from monitoring and management to comprehensive threat solutions and hosted security that can be customised.

The $49.24 billion company also launched a Cisco Cyber Range Lab at its Gurugram facility which will provide specialised technical training workshops to help security staff build the skills and experience necessary to combat new-age cyber threats.

Recognising that cyber-security is critical to India’s drive to digitise its economy, Cisco’s global Security & Trust Organization (S&TO) and Cisco India announced the formation of Cisco S&TO-India that will help the government shape the national cyber-security strategy and initiatives.

To achieve this, Cisco and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

“In light of rapidly evolving cyber tactics and shared risks in cyberspace, the need to work side-by-side with industry partners on pressing cyber-challenges becomes increasingly important. We are happy to have Cisco collaborate with us to enhance the security of India’s digital infrastructure,” Prasad noted.

Under the MoU, Cisco and CERT-In will establish a threat intelligence sharing programme wherein personnel from Cisco and CERT-In will work together to address digital threats and learn new approaches to enhance cyber-security.

Cisco’s “Active Threat Analytics” provides round-the-clock monitoring and advanced-analytics capabilities combined with industry-leading threat intelligence and expert investigators to rapidly detect advanced threats.

Cisco has three Security Operations Centres worldwide – Poland, the US and Japan. With India as the fourth location, this structure will allow Cisco to provide 24-hour service for customers regardless of time zone.

“As India digitises, security will become fundamental to seizing the unprecedented opportunities for businesses, cities and citizens. Cisco is committed to enable a digital-ready infrastructure and security everywhere. Today’s cyber-security announcements reaffirm Cisco’s long-term commitment to India,” added Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC.

“By 2020, the Indian digital payments industry will grow 10 times and mobile transactions will grow 90 per cent per year by 2020. As of 2016, three new Indians join internet every second and by 2030, one billion Indians will be online so digital security is paramount,” Malkani told reporters here.

In India, Cisco Network Academy programme has trained 122,000 students and is committed to train an additional 250,000 students by 2020.

As per a Cisco report, there are more than one million unfulfilled security jobs worldwide currently. To help increase the pool of talent with critical cyber-security proficiency, the company announced a $10 million Global Cyber-Security Scholarship globally in June.

Reliance Jio Subscriber Base May Touch 100 Million by March 2017, Say Analysts

Riding on the free voice and data offers, Reliance Jio Infocomm’s subscriber base may touch 100 million by March 2017 end said Nitin Soni, Director at Fitch Ratings. However, it may even shrink once the telecom operator starts charging its customers, he added.

Reliance Jio Subscriber Base May Touch 100 Million by March 2017, Say Analysts“We think that Jio is adopting a very sound strategy of offering free voice and text services and free data till the end of March to bolster its subscriber base. They currently have 52-55 million subscribers and it could well increase to 100 million by end of March, but we will need to remember that these are free services,” Soni told BTVi in an interview.

“So as long as it is free, even a customer who is a customer of Airtel or Idea will still take a free Jio SIM to enjoy free services for the next three months. But I think there will be some churn when Jio will start charging from April 1 and that churn may well reduce the subscriber base by 5-10 percent,” he added.

Launched in September, Jio was offering its customers free voice and data till December 31 2016, which it has now extended till March 31 2017.

“But I think at that time the price will be the sole determinant for a customer whether they want to shift to their second SIM on Jio or whether they want to retain their existing SIM with the incumbent. And at that time, the customer will decide how much they are going to pay on a monthly basis to the telecom operator and if Jio at that time is cheaper than the incumbents, then they might as well shift to Jio,” Soni said.

“But I think there will be a slew of other offers, which we believe will come in the next three months to further attract subscribers and incumbents will obviously take efforts to retain their existing subscriber base and not allow their premium subscriber base to churn over to Jio,” he added.

Talking about consolidation in the telecom space, Soni said the telecom industry cannot afford more than four to five participants in the long run.

“We also believe that Reliance Jio entry into the industry will hasten consolidation, given the competitive intensity has notched quite high now and they have recently extended the offer to March 31.”

“The consolidation has been going on, we have seen Reliance Communications acquiring MTS, and then merging its operations with Aircel. And some of the weaker telcos are looking also to exit the market. But we believe that there could be some more consolidation in the medium term,” said Soni.

He said Idea Cellular could face a lot of challenges as it does not have 100 percent 4G spectrum asset on a pan-India basis. “They could also look to do some merger and acquisition activity to strengthen its competitive position.”

“And whenever a new entrant comes into this industry, it negatively impacts the weaker telecom company first. We believe that Idea could be well affected in the next 12-24 months and which is the reason we think that they could do some M&A activity to consolidate their position.”

Soni said Fitch Ratings views the outlook for the entire sector as negative for 2017.

“We believe that data tariff will fall by 15-20 percent because of competitive intensity coming along from Jio. But Airtel is a well established and entrenched incumbent in this market.”

He said, Airtel with lot of spectrum asset on 900 MHz is well placed to compete against Jio.

Apple Unveils Top 5 Bestselling Holiday Movies of All-Time on iTunes

Apple has listed top five grossing movies of all time on iTunes in the US with Elf, starring Will Ferrell as ‘Buddy the Elf’, as the all-time best-selling holiday movie.

Apple Unveils Top 5 Bestselling Holiday Movies of All-Time on iTunesIn the list that was released on Wednesday on company’s website, 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation figures in the second place. The movie stars Chevy Chase as Clark W. Griswold.

Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch, and Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin and directed by Chris Columbus, figure on number three and four respectively.

The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks in multiple roles is on the fifth number in the Apple’s top five grossing holiday movies on iTunes. The movie is directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Apple said that users can ask Siri – on iPhone or iPad or on Apple TV using the Siri remote – to play these holiday favourites or other popular holiday titles of this season, including Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Night Before, A Christmas Story, and others. Users can also gift iTunes movies to friends and family.

Ealier this month, Apple had detailed the top apps, games, books, movies, TV shows, and songs of the year 2016, based off data from the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store. In the US, the top movie of the year was Deadpool, while the TV show was American Crime Story.

Google Play Movies Offering Tons of New Films at Rs. 20 for the Next Month

In the spirit of Christmas, Google has launched a promotional offer for its online movie streaming service, Play Movies, that allows you to rent any movie for Rs. 20. Surprisingly, this covers some recent big films such as Jason Bourne, Suicide Squad, Finding Dory, The Jungle Book, Sultan, X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, and a whole lot more.

Google Play Movies Offering Tons of New Films at Rs. 20 for the Next MonthPlus, you don’t have to watch the film necessarily during Christmas or New Year. Google is keeping the offer open until January 23, 2017 so if you’d rather use it next month/year, so be it. The only catch here is that you can only use the promo once, so it’s not as great as it first sounds. If you’ve a Google Play gift card from someone, you *can* use that to redeem the offer.

 

 For what it’s worth, you won’t run out of options to choose from though, with a whole splattering to look at in addition to the ones above – be it Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kung Fu Panda 3, Star Trek Beyond, Now You See Me 2, Ki & Ka, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jurassic World, Minions, The Intern, Kapoor & Sons, and… okay we’re going to stop here. You can just head over to the page yourself to look at everything that’s on offer.

Google has also put a bunch of other titles on sale too, the likes of Piku, Filmistaan, Money Monster, The Big Short, the new Ghostbusters, and 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Technology Gives Social Work a Much-Needed Boost

It’s a well-known fact that social work can be a thankless job. Trying to make a difference in the world is a path met with the most resistance. Getting people to open up their wallets, whether through tax increases for government funding or donations for nonprofit organizations, can be harder than engineering the next greatest iWhatever. But technology is working hard to give social work a much-needed boost, and Millennials – the target demographic – use technology for everything.

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E-mailing Clients/Donors
Although e-mail is nothing new, many organizations are discovering the beauty of subscriber lists. This marketing tool works just as well for social work as it does for for-profit business. When people sign up to receive emails from the government-funded or nonprofit organization, they are kept up to date on the latest needs and victories. If a client or donor can see how the organization is making a difference, he or she will be more inclined to continue, if not increase, the support.
Internet Research
Millennials research everything, and this includes what causes they choose to support. The causes themselves must also do research for their work, and this is done via the internet now instead of the public library. The World Wide Web is home to numerous sites that publish the latest studies for any topic a person can imagine. This helps social workers stay abreast of statistics and pending legislation and helps clients and donors ensure their money is going exactly where they want it to go.
Smartphone Apps
Who says social work cannot monopolize their cause on the smartphone app market? They can and they do. From apps that help future social workers find jobs to apps that counselors can recommend to their clients to help them relax, the future of any business, nonprofit or profit, includes having a smartphone application. People access everything via their smartphone, which is why social work is taking advantage of this technology as well.
Social Networks
Social networking is the new way to promote anything. As evidenced by the latest presidential election, it also opens up debate, which will get social work more publicity than anything else will. Should the debate get out of hand, ACU offers a quick reference to the main principles of mediation, which works well in helping the social network manager diffuse online conflicts. Nonetheless, social media platforms work well in reaching the masses, and should run in tandem with applicable websites.
A Career in Social Work
A career in social work can include everything from getting in the trenches and helping the homeless to lobbying Congress to enact legislation. You can also be on the technical side of social work by handling the technical elements of the tools mentioned above. You’ll need to understand social work even though you’ll be on the “geek” end of it, and Case Western’s social work degree program is fully online, so you can gain knowledge and the necessary skillset in the comfort of your own home.
Technology is changing social work for the positive. Government sectors and nonprofits are utilizing the same tools big businesses are, and they are reaping the benefits of more support for their important causes. Be a social work technology geek and feel good about what you do.

The Best Sources for Vacuum Technology Information

There are many different industries that utilize vacuum technology. This is essential to their ability to complete many of their daily tasks. Do you own or operate a company that depends on vacuum technology? If this is the case, it would be in your best interests to keep yourself apprised of the latest developments in this industry that is constantly changing. There are a wide variety of methods that you can choose to go about doing this. It is essential that the information you get is accurate and current. Otherwise, it will be completely useless to you. Here are just a few of the best examples of places that you will be able to obtain the latest vacuum technology information.

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Search for various publications that focus primarily on the latest news concerning the vacuum technology industry.

You should be able to track down a few magazines that are loaded with vacuum technology industry news. You will be able to read interviews from important people who are very influential within this industry. These magazines will also have many articles about some of the latest technological advances that have been made in chemical vapor deposition and other areas. A basic online search should be able to pull up some magazine titles to get you started. Many of these magazines should have their own websites. This will allow you to take a look at some of their previous articles to see if you enjoy their style of journalism. It is common for some of these magazines to send you a free issue upon request.

Vacuum technology blogs are an untapped resource that you should take advantage of.

It is no secret that there are blogs on just about everything. Therefore, you will be able to find a number of very informative blogs pertaining to the latest advances in vacuum technology. In many cases, these blogs will have better information than many of the most trusted industry trade publications. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking some time and exploring the various vacuum technology blogs that are currently available online. You might be pleasantly surprised with the info you are able to obtain. You should subscribe to the blogs that you like. You will then get a notice sent to you by email whenever any of those blogs are updated with a new post.

Apple Watch sales to consumers set record in holiday week: Tim Cook

Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told Reuters.

Apple, Apple Watch, Apple Watch sales, Apple Watch sales Tim Cook, Apple Watch India, Apple Watch Tim Cook, Apple Watch 2, Apple Watch features, Apple Watch Series 2, smartwatches, technology, technology newsResponding to an email from Reuters, Cook said the gadget’s sell-through – a measure of how many units are sold to consumers, rather than simply stocked on retailers’ shelves – reached a new high. Cook’s comments followed a report on Monday from technology research firm IDC estimating that the tech giant sold 1.1 million units of the Apple Watch during the third quarter of 2016, down 71 percent from the year-ago quarter. The comments offer a glimpse of the gadget’s performance during the holiday quarter, which is typically Apple’s strongest.

“Our data shows that Apple Watch is doing great and looks to be one of the most popular holiday gifts this year,” Cook wrote. “Sales growth is off the charts. In fact, during the first week of holiday shopping, our sell-through of Apple Watch was greater than any week in the product’s history. And as we expected, we’re on track for the best quarter ever for Apple Watch,” he said. Cook did not respond to a request for specific sales figures for the gadget.

Apple has disclosed few details about the performance of the Apple Watch, its first new product released under Cook. The company has not broken out sales of the gadget in its earnings, instead lumping it into an “other products” category that includes devices such as the iPod and Apple TV.

Strong sales of the Apple Watch are to be expected during the holiday quarter as the gadget is a more natural gift than some of the company’s other products such as the iPhone or Mac computer, said analyst Bob O’Donnell of TECHnalysis Research. Apple also lowered the price of the gadget this year, potentially helping the holiday sales comparison, O’Donnell noted.

Apple is facing mounting pressure to show new sources of growth as sales of the iPhone, the company’s lifeblood, begin to level off. O’Donnell said he remains skeptical the Apple Watch can fill the void, citing uncertain demand among consumers for smartwatches.

“While I’m not surprised that there is a good week, there are still, I think, significant concerns about the category,” he said. IDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Fitbit leads smart wearable segment, Apple tumbles to number four: IDC

The smartwatch market has taken a dive in Q3 2016 with Apple Watch seeing a drop in shipments, according to numbers from research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Even as smartwatches suffered, wearables grew 3.1 per cent year over year in the quarter with players like Fitbit, Xiaomi and Garmin dominating the chart. IDC estimates over 23 million wearables were shipped in the quarter.

Apple, Apple Watch, Smartwatch, IDC smartwatch data, IDC smart wearables data, Apple Watch sales, Fitbit, Fitbit shipment data, Fitbit sales data, Smartwatches, Xiaomi Mi Band, gadgets, technology, technology newsAccording to IDC, basic wearables which includes mainly fitness bands, accounted for 85% of the market and saw double digit growth. The research firm expects the momentum to continue in the 2016 holiday season, but says smart wearables running third party apps will continue to struggle.

“It’s still early days, but we’re already seeing a notable shift in the market,” said Jitesh Ubrani senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device Trackers in a press statement.

“Where smartwatches were once expected to take the lead, basic wearables now reign supreme. Simplicity is a driving factor and this is well reflected in the top vendor list as four out of five offer a simple, dedicated fitness device. Meanwhile, from a design perspective, many devices are focusing on fashion first while allowing the technology to blend in with the background,” he added.

In terms of individual vendors, Fitbit is the market leader with 5.3 million shipments and 11 per cent year on year growth. IDC  says it expects Fitbit to continue leading the pack in the near term and the company could expand into the smartwatch category given its acquisition of Coin.

Xiaomi is number two in the list with 3.8 million shipments, although according to IDC the company managed to lose market share as almost every other vendor outpaced its growth.

Garmin is now number three, but IDC points out the company’s overall strategy and branding remain focused on fitness fanatics. IDC notes the launch of recent products like the fenix Chronos helped improve Garmin’s image on the fashion front. It saw 12.2 per cent growth in the quarter with over 1.3 million shipments.

Apple is at number four with 1.1 million shipments, and according to IDC the company saw 71 per cent decline in Q3. IDC says “the primary reasons for the downturn were an aging lineup and an unintuitive user interface,” and that Apple’s success will be muted in this category.

Samsung is number five with 89.9 per cent growth on a year on year basis. According to IDC, Gear Fit 2 and the Icon X, which were bundled with Note 7 helped in “artificially inflating Samsung’s growth,” even though the phone itself was eventually recalled by the company.