Tonight the popular show that put 8 celebrities in the Australian out back came to a conclusion with Tony Blackburn as the winner with 55% of the votes. Over 1.5million people voted in the final that was between Tony and Tara and to a lot of peoples surprise Tony just won, this largely because of Tony?s large radio listens fan base.
The show that has been running for 2 weeks now witted 8 celebrities against each other from all different professions including Christina Hamilton, Darren Day and Uri Geller in the Australian outback to survive without the luxuries of life. Then each day for the last week the public has voted out the celebrity they least liked the first being Uri Geller who promised not to use his psychic powers to help win the game show. I?m a Celebrity screened by ITV and presented by Ant and Dec has been very popular with viewers but not everyone has thought it being good television.
A debate on channel 5's 'the wright stuff' brought up the argument that the program is not good tv and doesn't really show any educational values, but it was argued back that the public are very interested in real life tv shows such as I?m a Celebrity and big brother. The show is yet another idea to try to get as many viewers as possible to make more money for advertising, another series is planned for the same time next year it is rumored. Another show following the same steps as last year is popstars the rivals, where 2 bands (1 male and 1 female) will battle it out for the Christmas number one but more of that to come in a future article.
Whichever distribution you finally decide on you will need to install it on your machine in order to take full use of the operating system. Once you have downloaded or brought your distribution and it is on cd the best way to start the installation is to boot it from the cd/dvd. This is done quite simply; enable the cdrom as the first boot device in the bios then put the CD in the drive and reboot your computer. Whichever distribution you install will probably give you a number of options.
SuSE for instance gives you a number of different boot options for different types of installation. You will want either graphical installation or simple installation. The installation program then boots and will try to configure as much as it can without any need for you to change anything. SuSE for instance will default select a package and attempt to rearrange your partitions for you, though if you don?t like anything it has changed you can always change it back at this stage.
Redhat and Mandrake will require you to change the partitions yourself this is normally the only difficult stage on the installation and I would recommend you use a program such as partition magic as described in the previous article. Once you have gone through the simple installation procedure you are ready to start copying files to your hard drive.
This can take anywhere between 20mins to 2hours depending on the speed of your computer and how much you install. A typical desktop system with office will take around 2gbs of hard drive space so there is quite a lot of copying to be done! After everything has been installed the installer will run a number of configuration programs to configure different bits of hardware such as network cards, graphics cards and printers.
Most devices will automatically be configured properly however you do have the option to tweak any settings you wish at this point. Its best if you look up your distributions guide while installing too as this guide is quite general into installation through out the major Linux distributions. Installation is the most nerve racking part of getting Linux but is also one of the most important parts.
Wireless use throughout Europe and the US is on a constant rise according to some major companies. Wireless use includes a range of activities, from corporate use in linking two sites together to providing wireless gateways to the net in public places.
Companies are also looking into mobile phone technology for providing a better service to their customers. For instance Avis, the car rental company this month started selling a service called Avis Assist that lets lost customers learn where they are and then get back on track with turn-by-turn directions read to them over a mobile phone.
However the problem is at the moment that most customers do not have the right sort of phones so use the new Avis Assist services, Avis are getting around this problem by renting out certain Motorola phones to interested customers.
Many telecoms companies are also looking at the new technology in order to provide new services. One of these companies is Nextel communications who are using mobile phones to pin point where people are and have been in the last couple of hours. While this brings up certain human rights issues the company is sure that it has a legitimate service to offer businesses and consumers. ?Users can simply turn off their mobile phone if they do not want to be found, however this does mean that they will not be able to accept calls? said one analyst.
Wireless LAN gateways are being fitted in many public places throughout the world, such as airports, hotels, restaurants and rail stations so that anyone with a wireless card in their laptop will be able to get online with a small fee.
According to a report from telecoms consultancy Analysts public wireless net access throughout Europe and the US will grow from a $33million industry to around $5.5billion in 2007. This is certainly one big growth market that many businesses are getting involved in.
Business owners across the world are always looking for an edge. They are constantly looking for ways to work faster, smarter and beat their competitors.
Most companies look at most aspects of their business, but they frequently fail to understand the impact that the workspace provided for their workforce has on productivity and creativity. This is a shame because studies show that placing people in the right work environment has a positive impact on how they perform.
These studies suggest that choosing the right workspace for your employees can make or break your business. Read on to find out what elements are most important.
The right location
Most business owners know that they need to locate themselves in the right area to attract customers. However, few of them realise that the location of their offices has a huge impact on how easy it is to attract the best employees.
A firm that is located in an out of the way or rough area will find it very hard to attract the best people. Employees may find it hard to get to work using public transport and will not have access to good facilities once there.
Nobody wants to be stranded on a small out of town industrial estate at lunchtime. Most people like to have the option to pop to the local cafe or run a few errands and do a little shopping. Locating yourself in an area with good access to transport, shops and restaurants makes your office a much more attractive proposition to potential employees.
Good internal design
Next on the list is internal design. Providing everyone with a well-lit workspace that they can easily keep at the right temperature is essential for productivity. Easy access to restrooms, a small kitchen, meeting rooms and other facilities is also important. You don’t want people to waste time having to go to other floors for meetings or not being able to have a drink when they need one.
However, it is not enough to think only about the workspace you provide for your employees. You need to ensure that the other facilities your staff need are available.
Providing communal spaces where workers from different parts of your business can cross paths and build relationships can be very beneficial. Studies show that the majority of the best business ideas come about when workers from different areas of the business talk to each other casually, perhaps over a coffee or a canteen meal. Communal areas play an important role in how successful a firm is.
Where to find good quality office space
In most cities, there is plenty of commercial space available, so that is a good place to start your search. With the help of the right agent, you can easily find what your firm needs.
In London, if you are looking for good quality office space near Fenchurch Street is a good place to start your search. This area ticks all of the boxes it is well-connected, in an up and coming part of the city and the rents are very reasonable.
The wrap has officially been taken off an exciting new website for Shrewsbury today. Love Shrewsbury has been set-up to celebrate everything that is positive about the county town, promising to deliver the very best for Shrewsbury in terms of news, what’s on, business and much more.
Loveshrewsbury.com brings together various strands and areas of the town – and the site has immediately been attracting positive feedback from Councillors, local townspeople and business owners within hours of launching. There is already the unique chance for visitors to the website to enter a competition to win free tickets to the Fields Forever festival at the Shrewsbury Showground in September.
The What’s On zone of the website enables people to discover the wide variety of events that are taking place across the town and this is enhanced by the Tourism area, which highlights things of interest to those considering spending a day, weekend or even a week in Shrewsbury. A Community zone will showcase worthwhile community initiatives and is destined to become a popular feature with site visitors, whilst other areas of the new website include Pulse, an area for younger residents of the town – and finally business, for the commercial community of Shrewsbury.
The Love Shrewsbury site has been set-up via a partnership of Michael Tinkler from the increasingly popular Severn Magazine, Peter White and Nathan Bensley-Edwards from The Web Orchard and Habib Malik-Mansell, Marketing Assistant at the Hive in Shrewsbury.
Habib Malik-Mansell said “We are excited to finally be launching the Love Shrewsbury website. Based on the positive response so far, we are confident that the Love Shrewsbury website is just what is needed to promote all that is positive about the town, encouraging a sense of community and pride in everything that Shrewsbury has to offer – for both those who live and work here, plus tourists from elsewhere”.
People are invited to check out the new website for themselves, by visiting http://www.loveshrewsbury.com/