Sunday, April 23, 2017

Know Your Rights - Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, India

Have you left your children to basic schooling in India? Have you assessed the "law on the right of children to free and compulsory education and the right to education", which came into force on 1 April 2010 in India? The law on the right to schooling is the first law in the world that puts the responsibility to ensure the enrollment, attendance and completion of basic education for children aged between 6 and 14 on the government. It is the responsibility of parents to send their children to school for basic education in the U.S.
If not, how you will follow the legal course to solve problems arising from the "law on the right of children to free and compulsory education and the right to education"? Very few countries are serious about promoting right to basic education for their children and help their jurisdiction, if it did not protect the rights of children to education. Do you know why many poor children do not use the free education available since independence in India? Do you know why the number of poor children could not get a quality education? You know, all these issues have been corrected by accepting reimbursement for private school quality education for children?
Being a student of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights, have attempted to summarize what is "The Law of children to free and compulsory education and the right to schooling in India"?
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in India and since he has accepted. Under Article 26 rights, children have the right to education. Education shall be free, at least at the base. Constitution of India also offers free education to children.
The quality of schooling provided to children by public schools in India is still in question. Many Muslim children resist distant schools for education. The education of children in public schools remained riddled with absenteeism and poor management and appointments based on political expediency. Despite the lure of free food served in public schools, children prefer private schools for education. Poor children do not go to private schools for schooling and the high cost structure and education in local languages has been denied. Many poor children have been examining a fraud on their right to education. There is no free education or quality education.
The kids know the highlights of the Act the right to education?
Child's Right to Education Act made education a fundamental right for all children aged 6 and 14 and specifies the minimum quality of education in public schools. It requires all private schools for basic education to reserve seats by 25% for children of poor parents (to be reimbursed by the State under the terms of public-private partnership). Child's Right to Education Act also provides that no child shall be detained, expelled, or required to pass a State Council until the completion of basic education. There is also a provision of children's right to education for the right to special training for school leavers to make them equal with students of similar age.
Child's Right to Education Act requires that investigations that will monitor all districts to identify children who need education, and establish facilities to provide it. Specialist education of children should be involved.
"The law on children's right to free and compulsory education and the right to education" is the first law in the world that puts the responsibility to ensure the enrollment, attendance and completion of government. It is the responsibility of parents to send their children to school in the most developed countries.
The right of disabled children up to age 18 has also been made a fundamental right. A number of other provisions concerning the improvement of school infrastructure, teacher-student ratio and teachers are made to the law.
State Children's right to education Act provides a special organization, the National Council for the Protection of the Rights of the Child, an independent body to monitor the implementation of the law, and commissions to be established.
Have you tried to find the right of children to the law of schooling? Have you ever tried to know that the right to basic schooling for children is covered your rights universal? Have you ever tried to know why poor children are denied teaching? I demand to know and support the right of children to free and compulsory teaching in the world?
Gaurav Virk author has published research on education rights worldwide info: Link Education University. and Link Education Children searches to comply with education rights.

Why More and More States Are Starting to Pay Greater Attention to Early Childhood Education Programs

Fast forward to today, and we see more and states devoting considerable resources and attention to the early childhood education system. There are a number of ways through which this is manifesting. We are, for instance, seeing more and more childhood education centers being built in low income areas, to encourage parents who wouldn't otherwise put their children through ECD to do so. Many state governments are also employing more and more early child educators. And supervision for early child educators, even those not in the government payroll, is being tightened, to ensure that it is a quality education they are giving kids. In many states, we are increasingly seeing people aspiring to become early child educators being put through licensing processes. And more often than not, one of the conditions for licensure is that the person must have a good understanding of early education techniques - with quite a good number requiring aspiring ECD teachers to have degrees in the discipline.
So, the question that comes up is as to why more and more governments are paying closer attention to early childhood education.
And while several factors can be seen as being the trend where more and more state governments are paying closer attention to early education, it turns out that their efforts in that regard are mostly being informed by findings from education research. Those are findings to the effect that the quality of childhood education a person gets is one of the key determinants of that person's educational achievement over a lifetime. This is where it emerges that people who receive good quality early education tend to go on to become educational achievers, with people who receive poor quality early childhood education (or no ECD at all) going on to become non-achievers education-wise, regardless of their natural abilities. The mechanism via which this trend manifests, it seems, is via the fact that it is in the ECD system that 'attitudes to learning' are developed. It follows, then, that good ECD would develop good attitudes to learning in learners, whereas poor ECD makes them averse to learning.
Governments are increasingly becoming awake to the fact that although the results of early education may not be directly quantifiable, childhood education still has a very huge impact on the rest of the education system over the years. Thus, they become aware to the fact that devotion of resources and attention into the early childhood is, in fact, an investment into future success for the (whole) education system. Conversely, it is now widely understood that neglecting childhood education would do the whole education system a lot of harm in the longer run. That would be happening as students with poor attitudes to learning (thanks to poor early childhood education) go through the system, and probably come out of it without attaining their fullest potential.

10 Tips To Win In A Science Fair

All students wanted their science projects to win in a science fair. Below are the important tips to win in a science fair:
  1. Plan ahead. Science fair events are usually held in October. Before October, you have an adequate time to decide if you're going to join in a science fair or not. If yes, you can prepare a checklist on what science projects you are going to conduct.

  2. Select a topic that interests you. Doing something you like will end up successful. It has the same principle with the science fair project. If the said project interests you, then you will never have a hard time memorizing all the important details.

  3. Select a less complicated topic. A winning science fair project doesn't always have to be hard and complicated. Sometimes, having difficult projects will screw you up. It is always better to simple yet unique. The difficulty of the project doesn't count anyway. What matters is you have presented and demonstrated your project in a clean and professional manner, and you have answered the judges' questions correctly.

  4. Follow the scientific method. The judges always want the science fair contenders to follow the scientific method. Because it is simply by following the scientific method that a science project can be successful. The credibility of the said project will be based on the scientific method and how such method practiced. You will start by identifying a problem, proposing a hypothesis, enumerating the materials needed, conducting the experiment or doing the procedures, recording and collecting the results, analyzing the data and by using the results, you will be able to make a conclusion

  5. Make a good display of the project. Art work during display contributes to a winning science project. You may want to consider putting colors in your display and make the science project display user and reader-friendly.

  6. Prepare extra copies of your research paper. It is always good to be always ready especially during a science fair. Of course, you will have to give copies to the panel of judges.

  7. Answer with less words. Whenever questions are thrown by the judges, always answer directly and do not elaborate further. Less words make less mistakes.

  8. Be honest. In all aspects of life, even in science fair competitions, honestly is still the best policy. If you cannot answer a question thrown by a particular judge, it's best to say "I don't know" rather than giving them wrong answers.

  9. Do not panic. In everything you do, always relax. Panic makes your mind and heart go panting, and the result will be a mental blockage and trembling of the body. There will be a tendency that you will forget what you have been studying all along. Judges are also human. They know and understand. If they throw questions, answer them in a relaxed manner. Do not be afraid to be corrected. In these corrections that you will become a better science student.

  10. Believe that losing is the 1st step of winning. Losing in a science fair is not the end of the world. There is always a next time. Use that loss as a stepping stone to win the second time around. When you lose, you already have the edge from the others because you already know the feeling of what it is like participating in a science fair contest. Most likely, you may now know how to anticipate the questions of the judges and what would be the best things to do in order to win a science contest. As a famous saying goes, "Experience is the best teacher". Your experiences will help you achieve the success that you've always wanted.
The students will be doing experimental studies that will be presented and evaluated by a panel of judges. These experimental studies are called science fair projects. There are many winning science fair projects here:

Religion Bad, Science Good - An Argument for Fools

I loved science as a child and my fascination with all new discoveries has never ended. The importance of some discovery is inestimable and the search for knowledge is a healthy and exciting aspect of human endeavor. It is the philosophy of science and in some cases, the dogma of science that needs to be scrutinized a great deal more carefully.
Being a man of faith does not preclude exercising some legitimate scrutiny about all that calls itself religion. Not using our best wisdom and utilizing some careful research is why those with religious proclivities, sadly, end up in cults or much worse they finish life with a kool-aid cocktail. Those with a great love of science could learn at least this one lesson from the religiously inclined.
Not all that calls itself science is legitimate, thus we have come to words like junk science, and phrases like prior philosophic postulates, and mistakes like people dying from pharmaceuticals or treatments that were after all, dangerous to our health. Add to that the scientific theories that lie scattered along the highway of good intentions, some labeled hoaxes, some labeled wishful thinking and others simply, honest mistakes.
Noticing all this is not a declaration of war but rather it is the reminder that all disciplines in our modern world would do well to remember, we are but mortals, and honest search must be willing to admit when something is simply not true. It is from this point that we can shake of the dust of bad ideas and move ahead with the new and hopefully more productive inquiries into the unknown.
The argument between religion and science has to be questioned on both sides. Religion that is against real scientific discovery is perhaps ignorant but science that stands in defiance of religion has revealed itself as bigoted and biased. It is not just the bias or the agenda of anti-religious science that needs to be questioned, but we would be better served to ask, what is the source or, the very inspiration of that bias.
In summary using the gospel to try to refute science can be futile. Science will stand or fall on its own, as each hypothesis is subjected to inquiry, time, and the test of practicality. Trying to use science to refute spirituality may be misguided; but to the degree that it is guided, who is providing that guidance? According to scripture all attacks against the gospel are without doubt guided by the god of this world, the ruler of the cosmos, otherwise known as Satan. Of course scientists are not likely to believe in a literal satanic spirit ruling over a reprobate and dying world because it or he cannot be subject to their scrutiny.
We have to concede that examining spirituality is not the primary purpose of science and conversely it is not the purpose of science to discredit, disprove or deny the existence of God or spirituality in mankind. It would seem that we could take all this to heart and as reasonable men, walk away to our respective disciplines and live happily ever after, but that is not what is happening in our world.
In my last article I quoted scripture about the Prophet Daniel's description of a new wave of knowledge just before the last days. I also added that the Apostle Paul warned that it would be by man's newfound knowledge that we would decide to give God his walking papers. The suggestion that science was helping in this effort was also indicated, and resented, as the emails and blogs indicated. Did I apologize?
I have never found reason to apologize for anything in scripture and especially as it pertains to prophecy. I am a generally soft hearted and reasonable man and I love people but the reason I do not apologize has nothing to do with that. It is more than my love of mankind but it is my responsibility to God, to proclaim his message of redemption that constrains me to say what I have said, and leave the response to the hearers. I do not expect thousands of glowing emails or people beating a path to my door with bouquets of lovely flowers.
If I did not really believe that man is God's creation and is ultimately an accountable creature with an eternal destiny, I would recant, retract, deny, apologize and shrink away from everything I have ever said. My beliefs are not established just by the measure of my faith on a moment by moment basis but it is based on the fact that I have believed the report of an entire nation (Israel) that saw Christ and heard him. It is based on the eye witness reports of twelve good men that followed him for three years and saw the dead raised, the sick healed and his own emergence from the tomb, alive.
Jumping ahead to our modern world we see that we still trust the judgment of twelve to decide, not what they have eye witnessed, but what is shown and spoken to them in a court of law. They hold the power of freedom, life and death and a person's entire future rests in their hands. God forbid we accept the account of twelve men who spent three years eating, sleeping and walking with the Son of the Living God. When scientists make swelling statements about what took place billions of years ago we swallow it hook line and sinker, no investigation, no questions and no problem. Dare we use the word hypocrisy at this point?
Making mistakes as they say is after all human. Both scientist and the religious of our world have made a few but here is another list of twelve things that should help us to tweak the point that; not even the very priests of empiricism are beyond reproach. These are some of sciences more glaring mistakes and we don't mind because they are still working.
1. The atom is the smallest particle in existence,
2. Man can by means of alchemy produce gold,
3. Mars has a system of canals previously filled with water,
4. Heavier objects fall faster,
5. Fire emits phlogiston,
6. The liver circulates the blood in humans,
7. Proteins, not DNA are the key to heredity,
8. Germs don't cause problems (great hand washing snafu of the 1860s)
9. Earth is the center of the universe,
10. The world is flat,
11. Bloodletting can save lives,
12. Space travel, it is possible to reach the stars if we can acquire the speed of light.
This list is by no means comprehensive but twelve will do fine to make the point, or provide at the least ample proof of the point.
Both religion, (the inquisition and the Crusades) and science, (the plague cured by a pocket full of poesies) have had their time of ignorance but both have been allowed to mature in a world that is corrected by further inquiry and basic honesty. The plague was caused by the fleas found on rodents and the inquisitions and Crusades ended when the truth of the scripture became available to all men not just a few religious leaders who thought they alone had the right to control, dispense and interpret it for others.
All real faith is likewise based on the historicity of the events seen in Christ's life. We have hermeneutics, archaeology, apologetics and a few more divisions of study that help us to see the veracity of the scriptural record and the historical record as well. We use aids like Josephus, the Books of Roman History, Tacitus and other sources to augment our findings and today's science as well. We are not all dumdums who have been hoodwinked by religious drones to cling to the antiquated and useless proclamation of a few deluded folks who are not far from being UFO abductees or Elvis sighters. (Apologies to the abductees and good luck to the Elvis sighters)
Our own personal experience with God may have taken place in the quiet sanctuary of a massive Catholic cathedral, a little Baptist church in the country, or in a dingy apartment on New York's Lower East Side but when it is a real encounter with God's Holy Spirit it is something that can never be ripped from us, argued away or subject to fading in a vast sea of forgetfulness. It is why for some forty years or so, I have always quoted a word my first pastor spoke to me and that I have never found reason to doubt. "A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument."
In the interim you will pardon me if I think making swelling statements about the nature of sub-atomic particles creating the universe or the nature of black holes that remain a bazillion light years away from us is a bit of splendiferous hyperbole. We live in a world where millions go to bed hungry including children. Riots are sweeping across the Muslim world and now London England. America is teetering on total economic collapse, but alas, the top three temptations, power, fame and fortune still drive most people scientifically minded or not, and even more so, the leaders of this world. Too bad there is no science that deals with human temptations, but don't be wary the Bible that science likes to chip away at, has a full treatment of the subject.
If we really want to discover the true nature of a black hole we may want to look a whole lot closer to this planet. Before we defend or dis any science or religion we might also want to ask what it is doing to deal with the nature of the black hole right here in our own backyard.
I endured insults from one science enthusiast who declared that he thought ending a treatise on the philosophy of science with a scripture verse, seemed just a little nutty. In fact, I would contend that here on planet number three, the promises, principles and prophecies of scripture are the only sane declarations to be found anywhere in this vacillating and uncertain world. Here's one of my best examples. It describes a world that has finally seen the second coming of Christ and it is a brief picture of what follows that long awaited event.
As a footnote we must remember that regardless of how spectacular the projections of science may be they are not prophecies. The very best of Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Hawking rolled together are but mere scientific speculation. The following, more than just a prophecy, is a promise, spoken by the mouth of the living God. It is the only vision that will translate into future reality.
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." (Isa 11: 6-9)
Speaking of the things of the future may cause some to doubt the messenger and perhaps to hate him as well. But no one in the future will doubt the message, and no one will hate the messenger for not telling them.
Those who prepare others to see what is ahead have heard all the objections and seen all the indifference. All of it is like the line from an old Irish song entitled Raglan Road, based on the poem by poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967)
"I saw the danger and I passed, along the enchanted way.
And I said let grief be as a falling leaf at the dawning of the day."
So what does the preacher of tomorrow get for all his troubles? The future is the reward for the teller of the future, but your presence there is his undying hope and his unending prayer. has since 2005 featured the articles of columnist Rev Michael Bresciani along with news and reviews that have earned this site the title of The Website for Insight. Millions have read his timely reports and articles in online journals and print publications across the nation and the globe.

Business & Technology Crack

Many people say that the business drives the technology whereas some people say that the technology drives the business. It is really unknown that which is really responsible for what and I must say that the emergence of the information technology has really made it even more complex. All the people who are involved in the business as well as the technology are really in dilemma that which theory is correct. However I have different ideas. I feel that sometimes the technology drives the business and sometimes the business drives the technology. In fact it is right to say that the business and technology are interdependent. I would like to prove the same with the help of this article.
Just think that when it was decided that each company should have a board of directors. I must say that this is really a very old practice. Even the ancient Romans too had this in their administration. I really feel that this indicate that the technology came afterwards and hence business need lead to the evolution of the technology. For example the telegraph became famous because of the Reuters. In deed it was the biggest news agency in the world which first used the telegraph for their work. There are many more examples.
The industrial revolution which brought about the great change in the field of the business was ignited due to the invention of the steam engine. This really made the world of business grow fore fold throughout the world. This gives us the indication that the technology played an important role for business to become global. In fact the technology is responsible for the globalization of the business.
But this does not mean that the technology drives the business. Yes, you can say that the technology increases the speed at which the business activities are performed. But saying that the business is driven by the technology is still not correct.
Let me explain you another side of this topic. You know why the telegraph was discovered. Yes this happened because the world of business needed this. The Reuters were the first to use the telegraph and they become the best in the world. Hence can we say that the technology works as the cutting edge so that one business leads over the other? Yes this is really the truth and this time we are absolutely right. This is really the main thing about the relationship between the technology and the business.
One can only say that with the help of technology you can win the race which is on among the rivalry businessmen. Let's think about the issue of the first paragraph and I am quiet confident to say that sometimes the business is driven by the technology and sometimes the technology comes into vicinity because of the business needs.
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An Interview With Techno-romantic Thriller Author Denise Robbins on Merging Technology and Fiction

Denise Robbins, a software engineering manager by day, integrates her knowledge of computers and technology into all her techno-romantic thriller novels. Her published works include It Happens in Threes and Killer Bunny Hill with Connect the Dots and Never Tempt Danger scheduled for release in 2010.
I saw down with Denise and asked about the unique combination of technology and fiction.
Your computer background has obviously been a big factor in the plots of your books. How did you become interested in technology?
It all started when I was a kid. In elementary school we went on a field trip to an electronics shop. In there, we saw all kinds of cool gadgets like small calculators, electronic games, and then. . .a computer. Holy cow! I could play chess on the computer.
About that same time, my dad brought home a modem. I'm not talking the modems you pick up today that fit in the palm of your hand, we're talking a behemoth of a machine that looked like a typewriter with a phone coupler attached to it.
Some readers may not understand the significance of computers in fighting crime. Explain how important an understanding of new technologies can be in staying ahead of the bad guy.
Computers are used a great deal more than people think in regards to fighting crime. One simple example is the FBI's website that gives the public information on some of the criminals they are searching for. This website not only informs the public, but now there are large numbers of people on the lookout for the 'bad guys.'
Local police departments have computers in every patrol car, which can be used in different scenarios. Remember the last time you were pulled over? The police officer can put your license plate into the computer and check if the car was stolen, your driving record, or even your car registration. A police officer making a routine stop may not seem like any big deal or use for computer technology, but what you may not realize is that the same computer that told the officer the car was stolen, can also provide arrest and warrant information. Information attained via the computer by the officer makes him/her more capable of making the right decision of how to approach the situation.
Computers also give law enforcement the resources and technology needed to keep up with modern day criminals in the cyber world. Some criminals steal people's identities or purchase goods with someone else's credit cards over the Internet. Internet felons commit all sorts of crimes such as downloading child pornography, even trying to convince minors to meet them somewhere, which could result in abduction. Without computers, it would be nearly impossible to catch felons of this nature. Through computers law enforcement agencies can watch these actions and make the web safer.
Because of computers and instant access to large amounts of information, law enforcement agents have the power to turn a possible dangerous situation into a much safer one sooner rather than later.
Explain a little about nanotechnology and its current uses.
Nanotechnology is a technology based on the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules to build structures to complex, atomic specifications. The nanoscale is about a thousand times smaller than micro that is, about 1/80,000 of the diameter of a human hair.
Items already available in the marketplace include: burn and wound dressings, water filtration, dental-bonding agent, coatings for easier cleaning glass, bumpers and catalytic converters on cars, protective and glare-reducing coatings for eyeglasses and cars, sunscreens and cosmetics, stain-free clothing and mattresses, ink, longer-lasting tennis balls, and lightweight and stronger tennis rackets.
A ski jacket produced by Franz Ziener GmbH&Co is based on nanotechnology. The windproof and waterproof properties are not obtained by a surface coating of the jacket but by the use of nanofibres.
The company InMat makes long-lasting tennis-balls by coating the inner core with clay polymer nanocomposites. These tennis-balls have twice the lifetime of conventional balls.
What do you see happening with nanotechnology in the future?
Today, we have just scratched the surface on what nanotechnology will do for us. There are many nanotechnology applications in research and development. In the field of medicine, there will be Qdots that identify the location of cancer cells in the body and Nanoparticles that deliver chemotherapy drugs directly to cancer cells to minimize damage to healthy cells. Can you imagine not having to expose the entire body to chemotherapy but only the part that requires the treatment?
Nanotechnology is huge in the science and technology area as well, in particular, manmade diamonds. In recent years, there has been research into producing manmade diamonds, no, not cubic zirconia, but "real" diamonds grown in a lab and not in nature. Manmade diamonds is a huge breakthrough that will only get bigger. The diamond has the largest thermal conductivity of any material. With every improvement in computer chip technology, the machines get faster and hotter. At some point the chips and computer insides will melt. Diamonds are the answer for faster computers without the heat factor. For the same thermal conductivity reason, manmade diamonds could help make lasers of extreme power. The material could allow a cell phone to fit into a watch and iPods to store 10,000 movies, not just 10,000 songs.
I could go on, but you get the idea. Nanotechnology is the next great wave and I'm hoping it hits soon.
What are some of the challenges in blending cutting-edge technology with fiction?
The challenge in creating techno-fiction is knowing how to keep the story moving at the same time giving enough of a visual picture of the technology so the reader understands without dumping boring information on top of their head.
It seems like the field of technology is more of a man's world. How did you end up in the field and why do you think there aren't more women involved?
I think since my dad was in technology, not the same as I am involved today, I was destined for computers.
Taking a job with a government contractor for the Department of Defense hooked me on technology. I was part of a team that built software for use in military medical facilities. It was when I taught computer programs and programming to adults that I found my love for all that 'geeky' computer stuff. There is nothing like watching the spark in somebody's eyes as the light bulb goes on inside their head after they have learned to write code and see the result.
Why there are not more women in science and technology is a question that has been asked quite a lot in recent years. One simple answer is how parents and teachers present information technology professions and other occupations to their daughters and students. It is about encouraging and providing role models.
Another explanation for the lack of women in information technology careers is misconception and preference. Why do I say that as if they are com-mingled? Many people believe working in IT is solitary. They imagine someone sitting in front of a computer eight hours or more a day with no one to talk with. Ask any of the engineers that work for and with me and they will let you know that is not the case.
In general, women prefer to work with people while men prefer to work with things. With the solitary misconception out there, many women are choosing other careers.
Do you have a lot of male readers because of your interesting plots? How do you draw them in?
To be honest, I am not certain that I have too many male readers yet, but I have a few and I want more. I think once the guys know that my novels are based on interesting and real technology, have suspense and mystery woven in with action and adventure that they will want to read them. All it takes is a few good men. . .to spread the word.
While my novels are fiction, when my hero or heroine is shooting a weapon, all readers should know that I have done the research and had the experience several times. My first time shooting anything, but a shotgun at skeet (of which I am a very good shot), was when I wrote It Happens in Threes. I had to know what it felt like. I contacted a friend who taught me all the various right and wrongs and who enjoyed seeing me struggle filling a clip and always forgetting to take the safety off.
Right now, my attempt at "drawing them in" is to give a guy I see a copy of the book, ask him to read it, and let me know what he thinks. So far, the response has been positive. The other little tidbit that helps draw the men in as that I have other men review and edit my novels for the male perspective. It always helps me when Steve or David say, "No guy would say that." Then they wrinkle their noses and slash away at my work. I am very grateful. I also have friends who are former military and they correct some of my ideas as well.
How do you handle the fine line between giving too much technological information and making the story flow?
This is an excellent question. Computer stuff can be very dry and boring, take it from me. What I do is take technology and introduce the readers to it in small pieces, like breadcrumbs of information, so that technology is part of the mystery or part of the solution in the puzzle. I take the technology and break it down so my characters show you just enough to make you understand, and at the same time get curious. Wait until you find out about nanotechnology in Killer Bunny Hill. I'll give you a hint - Diamonds aren't just a girl's best friend.
Where do you come up with your story ideas?
My story ideas come from various places and most the time it is just a matter of sitting down with pen and paper and asking myself about the particular characters I have just identified in my mind. Sometimes, as in the case of my second novel Killer Bunny Hill, the seed for novel will just hit me while flying across the country on a plane. In the case of my fourth novel Never Tempt Danger, the idea came from a dream. Those are just the beginnings, now I have to construct a story line and that takes a little more effort.
Sometimes I take from my own experiences with technology, but that is still limited in scope. So what do I do? Well, here is my answer.
I did some research once for work when I accidentally ran across an article on 'manmade diamonds' and using them as computer chips. As I continued to read the story, I found out about an organization known as DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. This agency is the central research and development office for the Department of Defense. They fund all kinds of technology research in order to keep our military technologically superior and in turn keep us safe and military personnel safe. Cool stuff!
Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today, Denise!
Jessica James is the award-winning historical fiction author of the best-selling Civil War novel Shades of Gray. This epic love story is the winner of two Best Regional Fiction awards and was named FAVORITE BOOK of 2008 across all genres by two book review sites. The novel is written as a classic tale of love and honor and has risen to #1 on the Amazon best-seller list in the romance/historical category. Jessica James' official website can be found at and her blog at

Monday, August 12, 2013

Corporate On Site Car Washing in New Jersey Technology Office Parks

Mobile car washing is very popular in the United States, but does it make sense to launch such a business of this type in New Jersey? Is on site car washing in the Garden State a viable small business for someone? Recently a gentleman lamented on the huge corporations and Pharmaceutical Companies in Trenton and other large corporate office parks and how that would certainly be a perfect place for a mobile car wash company.
Indeed, I too have observed what he has seen in NJ and totally agree. Very similar to many places we operate. ( The question comes down to; Would Corporate On Site Car Washing in New Jersey Technology Office Parks be a Viable Business for someone. Well, consider that you can typically charge the same or slightly higher than the car wash due to convenience factor at Corporate Lots.
Of course we all know that the breakeven points and Return on Investment really depends on initial investment. The profit and loss depends on the efficiency and business acumen of the small businessperson who must always consider the distance between jobs, route efficiency and labor costs.
So, there is no way in heck to know the breakeven points or ROI now, before one gets further into it. Nevertheless no one can doubt that there is an abundance of dirty cars in the Capital of New Jersey; Trenton and there will certainly be an overwhelming demand there. Consider all this in 2006.