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ebook interactive publishing

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WinRAR 5.21 compression utility tool

WinRAR 5.21 compression utility tool at eComTechnology WinRaR is your 100% answer to all of your file compression needs. Whether you want to unpack (unzip), or create your own archived and compressed files, WinRar is the only program you'll need. Very intuitive and easy to use makes this free program for compressed files the one to have. WinRAR 5.21 Compress, Encrypt, Package and Backup with only one utility Over 500 million users worldwide make WinRAR the world's most popular compression tool today. There is no better way to compress files for efficient and secure file transfer, faster e-mail transmission and well organized data storage. RAR and WinRAR are Windows 10 (TM) compatible, available in over 50 languages in both 32bit and 64bit and several operating systems (OS) and the only compression software that is fully accepted in all countries using Unicode. WinRAR is a powerful compression tool with many integrated additional functions to help you organize your compressed ar…

concrete versus conventional steel vats or oak barrels

When B.C. vintners Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie decided to give friends the scoop about their radical plan to make wine entirely in concrete versus conventional steel vats or oak barrels, they threw a house party featuring the strangest lawn ornament in Vancouver history. The two-ton black egg, with a built-in pedestal base, measured almost three metres high and had to be manoeuvred into place in their backyard with a construction crane. Built in California by a company called Sonoma Cast, the concrete fermenter was en route to Okanagan Crush Pad, the couple’s winery in Summerland B.C. Its proud owners figured a few local sommeliers and consultants in the big city might get a kick out of its unusual design before it made the four-hour trip eastward. Turns out a few uninvited neighbours became intrigued, too, wandering over to ensure, I suspect, that it wasn’t a UFO or some mammoth bylawcontravening barbecue smoker. “It looked as though some bizarre garden sculpture or spaceship…

Last call for creator of Strath’s Big Bad John

Last call for creator of Strath’s Big Bad John ANDREW DUFFY / TIMES COLONIST
OCTOBER 15, 2015 09:13 PM John Olson behind the bar at Big Bad John's, Victoria's durable watering hole.   Photograph By Submitted John Olson, the namesake of one of the most notorious bars in B.C., died Tuesday in Nanaimo. He was 85.
In 1962, Olson created Big Bad John’s, a hillbilly hideaway out of what was then the Strathcona Lounge. The province’s first post-prohibition cocktail lounge made a distinctive mark in the city’s hospitality industry, carrying on a tradition from his father.
Born John Newlin Olson in Victoria on May 11, 1930, he attended Central and Oak Bay high schools and then the University of British Columbia before heading to Denver to study hotel management.
John and his brother, Keith, took over operations of the Strathcona Hotel from their father, Barney, who was originally from Wisconsin.
Barney Olson retired to Victoria in 1946 and purchased the Strathcona. He ran it until 1962…

Hundreds Of Apps Banned From App Store

Hundreds Of Apps Banned From App Store For Accessing Users’ Personal Information Posted 2 hours ago by (@sarahintampa) What If The Angels Go Back To Heaven? Hundreds of iOS applications have been pulled out of the App Store, following a report from analytics service SourceDNA, which uncovered a group of applications that were extracting users’ personally identifiable information, including their email associated with their Apple ID, device and peripheral serial numbers, and a list of apps installed on their phone. The applications in question had been using an SDK from a Chinese advertising company called Youmi which was accessing this information by way of private APIs, the report found.
Nearly all of the developers were located in China so, for now, this appears to be an isolated incident. However, the larger concern here has to do with how long this activity had been taking place – and what that means in terms of Apple’s App Store review process, given that it hadn’t cau…

Oak Bay Beach Hotel sale could spark bidding war

Oak Bay Beach Hotel sale could spark bidding war in healthy sector CARLA WILSON / TIMES COLONIST
OCTOBER 16, 2015 06:00 AM  bidding war is likely when the Oak Bay Beach Hotel goes on the market next week, says a tourism industry consultant. “I think there will be a lineup [of buyers],” said Frank Bourree of Chemistry Consulting. Bison Properties, the company owning the hotel which was developed by local resident Kevin Walker, has been in receivership since last December. Its debt total $140.8 million. Receiver Ernst and Young is going to B.C. Supreme Court today to ask for permission to put the luxury property on Oak Bay’s Beach Drive up for sale, with the hopes of confirming a purchase agreement in March. The receiver is proposing to run the sale process. Bourree said it is a good time to take the Oak Bay Beach Hotel to market. The property has 100 hotel units and 20 condo units. The value of most Canadian hotels is climbing and the industry is “having a record year,” Bourree said. The…

Facebook Inc (FB.O) wants its users to shop for clothes and other products

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during a town hall with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015. REUTERS/STEPHEN LAM Facebook Inc (FB.O) wants its users to shop for clothes and other products from their mobile phones without ever leaving its app. In an effort to move further into e-commerce and compete with Amazon Inc’s (AMZN.O) retail offerings, Facebook announced Monday it is testing several ad features that allow users to shop directly through its app. Few users make purchases on mobile phones because it is slow and cumbersome, but Facebook hopes to win over more ad dollars by smoothing the process. Mobile purchases make up less than 2 percent of all retail sales, according to research firm eMarketer. “We’re looking to give people an easier way to find products that will be interesting to them on mobile, make shopping easier and help businesses drive sales,” said Emma Rodgers, Facebook’s head of produ…

Victoria City Guide eBook

Victoria City Guide eBook
Author R.G.Richardson
Click here and get it free by ordering COD or email and the file will be emailed to you! This is a live interactive search guide ebook for Victoria BC that searches the net for everything about the city. You can search events, restaurants, hotels, golf courses, whale tours and sports, everything that is happening in the city. Sit at the coffee shop and with your pad, phone or laptop see the city through their WiFi. In the guide book you look in the index of what you want to search and then you click on the button next to it, Google, Bing, Slide Share, YouTube or Pinterest and you instantly have you search items displayed. For PC or Phone. You will need a Free Reader to run this application. Click on Chinese under restaurants and google lights up giving you all the Chinese restaurants in the city, it’s that easy….no typing, point and click! Don’t wait to travel to the city to get this app, get i…

The Strategy of the Emigration out of the Mid-East

The Strategy of the Emigration out of the Mid-East
This has been around several times, however worth another look! This is a Facebook post written by a gentleman named Marty Skinner who is an historian who offers an accurate assessment of the root of the problem the world faces today and likely well into the future. (It would be great to see this on the editorial page of the Toronto Globe and Mail and every other newspaper in Canada and worldwide in every major newspaper.) 
Syria has had a civil war for almost 5 YEARS. Why all the ‘refugees’ NOW, and why so all of a SUDDEN and why in such VAST NUMBERS?
With an Honours degree in History and a lifelong student of the subject, I smell a rat.
This is a highly organized, well oiled, mobilized invasion of Muslims and Jihadists into the Western World. It's been in their plan for a long time. Momar Gadhafi predicted, and explicitly stated, that Muslim domination of Europe would happen without a conventional war – and he said it 30 years ago…

Mosques Were Just Places of Worship?

So You Thought Mosques Were Just Places of Worship Harry Richardson Harry Richardson is a long-time student of Islam and author of best seller ‘The Story of Mohammed - Islam Unveiled’ ]
Mon 5 Oct 2015 11:38:35 am/1 COMMENTS In local councils across Australia, and indeed most of the Western World, applications are pending for the building of new Mosques. Until recently, these applications would have been approved with little more than a rubber stamp and a few suggestions as to local planning. Today, however, things have changed. Mosque applications have become rallying points for community anger and hostility. Demonstrations and campaigns are becoming commonplace. There appears, in each of these disputes, a three way split with the bewildered councillors stuck squarely in the middle. On the ‘yes’ side, we naturally have the Muslims who have purchased the land and want to build the mosque. On the ‘no’ side is a group of…

grocery and gourmet online specialty foods

CanAnShop online shopping with 26,540 online specialty foods products from CanAmShop! is not the biggest competitor in online shopping world however it really does have one of the most extensive product selections around in the grocery/gourmet specialty foods website category. Other sites offer their products but CanAmShop’s pricing is extremely competitive and hard to beat. Shipping is not free and sales don’t exist, the best you might see is a $5.00 courtesy coupon saying thanks for shopping here. Some of CanAmShop’s categories are Allergy Free, Baking Pans, Tools, Bags, Totes, Baking Essentials, Breakfast Foods, Condiments, Drinks, Eco-Home, For Baby, Pets, dog treats, Fruits, Vegetables, Gift, Ideas, Grains, Beans, Sides, Health, Beauty, Meal Ideas, Paper, Disposable, Snacks, Soups, Bouillon, Teas, Vitamins, Supplements, organic, natural products. CanAmShop for online shopping for organic, natural, green products spanning 775 brands in over 125 product categories total…

How are mobile payments powering small businesses?

How are mobile payments powering small businesses? (Infographic) » PaymentEye
Many Small Merchants Not Ready for EMV Migration
Starting Oct. 1, all banks are required to be issuing EMV-compliant cards and retailers must have the technology to accept them. About 70 percent of credit cards will have chips in them, but most of these cards will be chip-and-signature cards, not chip-and-PIN. Some criticize banks' adoption of chip-and-signature because the signatures are useless against fraud, but Visa insists the chip alone helps eliminate the vast majority of fraud and the chip-and-signature system enabled those cards to be deployed as fast as possible. However, only 20 to 30 percent of merchants have purchased and deployed the EMV-capable point-of-sale terminals and software they will need to handle EMV chip cards. "A big portion is because the merchants don't understand the risk associated with this," says 1st Mariner Bank's Wade Barnes. EMV holdouts will be fraud …

Is bitcoin dying in Australia?

Is bitcoin dying in Australia? » PaymentEye Is bitcoin dying in Australia? 05 Oct 15 | Author | Banks and businesses in Australia have ruled out any possibility of using bitcoin after 13 of its 17 cryptocurrency exchanges were closed down last month.
Bad news for bitcoin Bitcoin has been working hard to establish itself as a global mainstream currency for a while. Last month, Bitcoin was seen as a commodity in the United States by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), making it easier to regulate the technology.
Up until recently the cryptocurrency had been making some headway in Australia, with bitcoin debit cards and e-commerce applications being launched across the country. The nation was seen by many as one of bitcoin’s most promising regions, controlling nearly ten per cent of bitcoin’s $3.5bn value.
Australian business owners however have been less than impressed with the potential security risks that are associated with the currency, so aren’t willing to…