Telephone directory – Boom Directory http://boomdirectory.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://boomdirectory.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Telephone directory – Boom Directory http://boomdirectory.com/ 32 32 Tearing up the phone book, more apartments and a weird dream https://boomdirectory.com/tearing-up-the-phone-book-more-apartments-and-a-weird-dream/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:45:00 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/tearing-up-the-phone-book-more-apartments-and-a-weird-dream/ Few people “let their fingers do the walking”. I guess it’s computers and cell phones. The new phone book came out this week. Remember when all those strong men tore up that thick phone book to show how strong they were. I tore up the latest Windstream Yellow Pages with my thumbs and forefingers. No, […]]]>

Few people “let their fingers do the walking”. I guess it’s computers and cell phones.

The new phone book came out this week. Remember when all those strong men tore up that thick phone book to show how strong they were. I tore up the latest Windstream Yellow Pages with my thumbs and forefingers.

No, I’m not that strong. I can probably bench press 125 pounds on a good day. The phone book is thin. It’s so thin Windstream mailed it.

The Cabarrus South Rowan County edition, which includes Locust and Stanfield, has only 78 pages for the white pages and 88 pages for the yellow pages.

Are you still listed in the telephone directory? I’m not, but I still have the same number I had when I signed up with the Concord Telephone Company for service in January 1984. My number was ported over to my cellular service.

People also read…

Computers and cell phones have really changed things.

The building was not empty for long. Tuffy Tire & Auto Service has moved to the old auto repair shop on Concord Parkway across from Lowe’s Home Improvement. This is the first Tuffy in Cabarrus County. There are a handful of locations scattered around the Charlotte area. The company is present in more than 20 states and has more than 175 locations.

The building was previously occupied by NTB – National Tire and Battery.

All of those cars, trucks and SUVs blocking your traffic need a lot of maintenance and work and it looks like this section of Concord Parkway is a hot repair shop for Take 5 Oil Change and Take 5 Carwash repair is almost done across from Tuffy and almost next door is SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service. And that doesn’t mean Charlie is just up the hill and AutoZone.

Cars did not go the way of landline phones.

More apartments are coming. Or they could come if they can get a sewer allowance. The Charlotte Business Journal reports that a company called FastStache LLC has purchased a 35-acre site at 2802 Lane St., Kannapolis, with plans to build a 266-unit apartment complex.

The selling price is $1.15 million. It looks like The Business Journal has more, but I didn’t want to pay $15 a month for a digital subscription. They are very proud of their publication – who do they think they are, The Charlotte Observer?

I searched the ACCELA Citizen Access site, which usually has permit information, but couldn’t find anything more. FastStache LLC is based in Charlotte and the registered agent is Alexander Ricks, East 7th Street, Charlotte.

My question remains: who the hell is going to live in all these apartments? And what is the occupancy rate of those that are already built?

Dreaming about potato cakes. Have you ever had a strange dream that you don’t really understand? Early Thursday morning, I woke up dreaming about making hash browns. I couldn’t get the grated potatoes to stick.

I tried putting flour on the outside but they still fell apart. I tried wetting the flour with water and it turned into a paste and made a nasty mess. Eventually I decided to add an egg to the batter and I think it worked because I woke up. I woke up hungry.

I couldn’t tell you the last time I ate a good potato cake. My mom used to make them for Luke and me. It also made me think of salmon patties. I like those too.

We always called them “sal-mon” and not “sam-un”. Why the hell do they put an “l” in the word?

I googled it. Apparently it’s Latin, but the English got it from the French and the French don’t pronounce the “l”.

Native Americans call the fish “wy-kan-ush”.

Now you see where a weird potato cake dream can take you.

TikTok is wrong about dental health. You see all the videos on social media that give you advice or show you how to do something. I always wonder if they work. I tried one: popsicles, cool popsicles, you know the frozen treat that comes in plastic. Instead of cutting off the end, just snap it in the middle. That works.

The NC Dental Society sent us a press release about a hack that doesn’t work:

The viral Coca-Cola hack has made waves on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram. The DIY Imitation Coca-Cola is a sugar-free concoction made with balsamic vinegar and sparkling water. Without the added sugars, influencers suggest this hack is a healthier alternative. But is it really healthier than Coca-Cola? Dentists say otherwise.

“Unfortunately, balsamic vinegar and sparkling water contain acids that can cause tooth erosion,” said Dr. Christian Yaste of Charlotte. “The mixture of two acids is not ideal. It is best to consume balsamic vinegar in moderation on dishes such as salads, while drinking non-carbonated purified or fluoridated water. Plain water is the best for your oral health.

The North Carolina Dental Society shares three simple tips to prevent enamel erosion.

Use a straw: When consuming sugary, carbonated or caffeinated drinks, it is best to use a straw to avoid contact with the teeth. Also, remember to brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly.

Chewing sugar-free gum: Studies show that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes can help prevent tooth decay. Look for the ADA seal on the package, you’ll know it’s sugar-free and a safe treat for your teeth.

Rinse with water: Be sure to drink water after meals or consume sugary drinks. Water will help rinse your mouth of the sugars and acids that cause cavities.

If you have a Friday Five, story suggestion, or anything I can say, email mplemmons@independenttribune.com or call or text 704-786-0001.












Marc Plemmons

Mark Plemmons, IT Writer


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Retrospective: Mott’s Groceries – Urbana Daily Citizen https://boomdirectory.com/retrospective-motts-groceries-urbana-daily-citizen/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 01:52:13 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/retrospective-motts-groceries-urbana-daily-citizen/ Pictured is Mott’s Groceries on Miami Street. Photo submitted Pictured is Mott’s Groceries on Russell Street. Photo submitted In the 1901 Urbana telephone directory, 22 grocery stores and 6 meat markets were listed. One of the grocery stores listed was George P. Mott’s at 114 Miami Street (Mott Grocery – Miami St.). This store opened […]]]>

Pictured is Mott’s Groceries on Miami Street.

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Pictured is Mott’s Groceries on Russell Street.

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In the 1901 Urbana telephone directory, 22 grocery stores and 6 meat markets were listed. One of the grocery stores listed was George P. Mott’s at 114 Miami Street (Mott Grocery – Miami St.). This store opened in 1900 and closed sometime after 1906.

Mr. Mott then worked for the Strawboard (United Boxboard Co.) until 1915, when he was injured. He then opened a grocery store at 304 Louden St. Another Mott grocery store was opened in 1918 at 839 N. Russell St. across from the North Ward School. Previously, a grocery store was operated at this location by Peter Johnson. After George Mott’s death in 1926, the Russell Street store was owned and operated by his widow Mary S. Mott until her death in 1965. Her son William B. Mott Sr. ran this store from 1932 and became its owner upon his death. During the same period, he opened another store at 309 E. Ward St. next to their home. With his retirement in 1972, both stores closed, ending Mott’s Groceries’ 72 years of service to the community. Before the dominance of groceries by a few department stores, the small grocery store exemplified by Mott’s Groceries was the norm.

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The Champaign County Historical Museum is a nonprofit organization that depends on donations and dues to preserve, protect, archive, and display artifacts that tell the story of Champaign County. The free public museum located at 809 E. Lawn Ave., Urbana, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pictured is Mott’s Groceries on Miami Street.

Pictured is Mott’s Groceries on Russell Street.

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Eddie Butler has kept his word by taking rugby seriously, if not himself – The Irish Times https://boomdirectory.com/eddie-butler-has-kept-his-word-by-taking-rugby-seriously-if-not-himself-the-irish-times/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 05:02:21 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/eddie-butler-has-kept-his-word-by-taking-rugby-seriously-if-not-himself-the-irish-times/ Last Thursday was a sad, sad day. Bad enough for the King to announce his retirement, after hovering like a butterfly and stinging like a bee for more than two stellar decades at the pinnacle of world tennis, but the news of Eddie Butler’s passing at just 65 was even worse. shocking. It wasn’t until […]]]>

Last Thursday was a sad, sad day. Bad enough for the King to announce his retirement, after hovering like a butterfly and stinging like a bee for more than two stellar decades at the pinnacle of world tennis, but the news of Eddie Butler’s passing at just 65 was even worse. shocking.

It wasn’t until he passed that you fully appreciated what a wonderfully gifted, multi-dimensional, talented man Eddie was, in addition to just being a lovely man. And what a privilege it was to be part of his extended circle of press colleagues, especially when touring abroad.

It was one thing to be a seriously accomplished number eight for Pontypool, Wales and the British and Irish Lions, quite another to then drift into a career as a broadcaster and one-off journalist via stints as a teacher and working for a real estate developer. He was also a polyglot, fictional and non-fiction novelist, charity worker and campaigner for Welsh independence, and much more.

And it is as the iconic voice of rugby on the BBC, eclipsing even the great Bill McLaren, that he will be best remembered and loved. Because in addition to being intelligent, erudite and articulate, he had a ridiculously lyrical voice. Every time the BBC put on a rugby montage with Eddie’s melodious voice-overs, they were captivating. It could have made reading the phone book absorbing.

The fact that he drifted into commentary as a largely inexperienced broadcaster made it all the better. Because in addition to his mastery of the English language, as well as French and Spanish (which he studied at the University of Cambridge) and Welsh, Eddie brought a reassuring and balanced soundtrack to a game in his absorbing double act with Brian Moore.

Thanks to the BBC, we will always have Eddie’s voice. “The timeless voice of our rugby winters”, as Robert Kitson said in the Guardian last Saturday. And they will no doubt pay a moving tribute to his life and career, even if it’s a poor substitute.

As Malachy Clerkin observed in these pages last Saturday, Eddie’s commentary had a way of both conveying the importance of the Match Six he was commentating on, but also that it was still a bit of a lark too.

With this in mind, in the Observer on Sunday, Paul Rees reiterated one of Eddie’s mottos: “You can take rugby seriously but you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously. In this he was quite true to his word.

It also helped that he had a whimsical way with words, and although his commentary was what set him apart, Eddie wrote far more than he spoke. And he was also a really brilliant writer.

About a decade ago, Eddie quit writing for the Guardian and the Observer, or at least the weekly treadmill of group interviews, press conferences and match coverage, in order to move more time at his beloved home in a remote part of Monmouthshire. with Susan and their six children.

Luckily, Eddie remained a regular fixture in the newsrooms on international days, and after finishing his first fiction novel, he revealed to me with those raised eyebrows, and apparently to his own surprise: “There’s actually lots of sex in it! ”

The turning point in his decision to take a step back from the routine of the newspapers, he once explained to me, was being stuck in a traffic jam on a motorway en route to a Premiership game in the Midlands English on a Saturday afternoon. There and then he decided he had had enough of that grind and duly resolved that he would not do it again, calling his editor the following week to advise him accordingly. “I’ve simply had enough.”

Eddie had never been part of the pack or run with the herd. His slightly idiosyncratic reports, more match pieces really, were anything but formulaic; plus his vision of the game told as a story.

Thanks to our long-standing relationship with the Guardian, The Irish Times often used its distinct prose, and a personal favorite was its article on the 2011 World Cup final at Eden Park in Auckland, when the All Blacks ended at 24 years of injury tripping on the line against a French side who had been hammered by New Zealand and lost to Tonga in the group stage and had a player revolt.

“The All Blacks had a grueling night, which is perhaps no way to start celebrating their victory. But they were made distinctly uncomfortable by France, who were so extraordinarily unrecognizable from their shambolic selves at all the other stages of the tournament we should have known from the start and beyond reasonable doubt that it was inevitable that they would play like this.They remain contrary to the depths of their beautifully unfathomable rugby souls, and we should cherish every mischievous sneer and every sardonic shrug as a mere indication of the beauty to come.

“However, there is still something of an elephant in the room. The referee. Craig Joubert didn’t live up to the global occasion, only the Kiwi event. He was not a 16th man there, as the Eden Park crowd had already claimed that role, an expression of a nation’s will that was not going to be denied.

“But Joubert was not a curious investigator here. He seemed to consider this not a crime scene but a house party and that it would be rude to be too explorer. In short, he refereed France but not the All Blacks. These seven weeks have not been the best for the referees.

It continued, every word was a gem, until he concluded: “It was ugly and it was beautiful, as contradictory as France throughout the World Cup. The All Blacks were the best and they won it at the worst. They deserved everything that was happening to them, the hard way.

He just nailed it, like Eddie invariably did.

gerry.thornley@irishtimes.com

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Demystifying copyright protection | Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig LLC https://boomdirectory.com/demystifying-copyright-protection-dunlap-bennett-ludwig-llc/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:39:59 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/demystifying-copyright-protection-dunlap-bennett-ludwig-llc/ These days, it seems nearly impossible for most people to go a day without using the internet. For some, that means not reading daily news articles online by swiping their smartphone screens. For others, that means not posting real-time Instagram stories to their social media account. Indeed, the Internet has brought instant and easy access […]]]>

These days, it seems nearly impossible for most people to go a day without using the internet. For some, that means not reading daily news articles online by swiping their smartphone screens. For others, that means not posting real-time Instagram stories to their social media account. Indeed, the Internet has brought instant and easy access to a variety of written and visual materials. However, it also brought misconceptions about works protected by copyright laws. For example, if a person has contributed certain ideas in the creation of new materials, some think that alone automatically makes the materials copyrighted. Unfortunately, that’s not what US copyright law says.

Copyright protection does not cover ideas. However, copyright protects expressions of ideas. These expressions can exist in different forms, including, but not limited to, literary works, visual works, sound recordings, performances, and sculptures. For example, the estates of the late comedians Robin Williams and George Carlin, along with other comedians, recently filed a lawsuit against Pandora, a well-known streaming platform, alleging infringement of their stand-up comedy works. In their complaint, the plaintiffs alleged that Pandora had publicly performed, broadcast, reproduced, displayed and distributed their duly registered products, literary their works without their consent. The fundamental bases of these infringement claims were that these comedians’ ideas about their jokes, remarks, and moves were actually put into a tangible, physical format (as literary works), and they were therefore entitled to claim copyright protection and enforce their rights against the infringing third party. If they had just thought about how they presented their jokes on stage, shared them with other people and did nothing more, it would have gotten them nowhere. Or worse, such sharing would have allowed other people to create their own works based on the ideas and claim ownership of those works.

While putting one’s work into a physical form of expression is indeed a necessary element, that alone is not enough to qualify for copyright protection; expressions in such work must also be sufficiently original. This generally means that the author of the work must make sufficient independent selections and arrangements of existing facts that show a minimum level of creativity. A good example of a literary work considered uncopyrightable comes from a famous United States Supreme Court case in which a party published a typical telephone directory consisting of white pages and yellow pages. , and has obtained data for the directory from subscribers, who must provide their names. and addresses for obtaining telephone service. The court in the case concluded that the aforementioned white pages are not copyrightable because “[t]Raw data is uncopyrighted facts, and how [that party] selected, coordinated and arranged these facts is in no way original. The court also said that the “selection of lists [in the white pages that are at issue] – subscribers’ names, cities and phone numbers – couldn’t be more obvious and lacks the minimum creativity needed to turn a simple selection into a copyrightable expression.

In short, not all works are copyrighted, and one should not simply put the copyright symbol © on any work he uses for fear that someone else might use this work. As with all other property rights, a person must first understand what their rights are, and the scope of those rights, before thinking about taking action against others. In the copyright context, this means making the determination of copyright protection by looking at the requirements mentioned above. But, determining whether these requirements are met is often difficult from the outset because it involves heavily fact-based investigations – it often requires correct identification of the relevant facts, careful attention to the details of these and careful application of the laws. governing copyright to those facts. Having a knowledgeable and practical copyright attorney who has the sense to navigate your own situation can certainly help you identify and secure the rights to your creative works.

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How sea salt harvesting brought two countries together https://boomdirectory.com/how-sea-salt-harvesting-brought-two-countries-together/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 13:57:22 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/how-sea-salt-harvesting-brought-two-countries-together/ – Advertising – TRAVEL: by Eric Mackenzie Lamb As most Kittitians know, the French island of St Barths is easily visible from the northeast coast of St Kitts. And, until 1972, the export of sea salt was an important industry for St Barth, which for centuries had not only been a major factor in trade […]]]>

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TRAVEL: by Eric Mackenzie Lamb

As most Kittitians know, the French island of St Barths is easily visible from the northeast coast of St Kitts. And, until 1972, the export of sea salt was an important industry for St Barth, which for centuries had not only been a major factor in trade between the two islands, but helped preserve cultural ties. unique between the French and the British. dating back hundreds of years. The name of the capital of St. Kitts, Basse Terre, is proof of this.

Salt harvesting in St Barths finally came to an end in the early 1970s, by which time high-end tourism by celebrities and billionaires from around the world had become the main industry on the island.

Point Saline salt pond.

A few months ago, I visited St Barth for the first time in several years. And I had the chance to meet an old friend from the time of aviation, Bruno Magras, the president of the Collectivity of St Barth, who graciously offered to take me to the salt pond of the island at Pointe Saline and to share some of its fascinating

the story. One of the surprising things, he explained, is that there has always been a severe shortage of rainwater in St Barths. There were even occasions when tankers had to bring water to the island.

Until the late 1800s, salt was exported to other islands using sailboats. When ship engines came into existence, schooners were able to dock at docks, which made unloading easier and reduced their expense.

An image of a local merchant, Louis Brin, packing salt for export at Point Saline in the early 1960s. Courtesy of Bruno Magras.

Finally, looking through the St Kitts Nevis telephone directory, I found the names of Berry, Greaux, Battice, Bassue, Adolphine, Cannonier, Beaupierre, Audain, Baptiste and Barthelmy. Others with identical names are found in St Martin, in Guadeloupe, in Martinique, in the American Virgin Islands, in French Guyana, even as far as Trinidad.

Indeed, a fascinating chapter in Caribbean history.

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No blockages in this plumbing company https://boomdirectory.com/no-blockages-in-this-plumbing-company/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/no-blockages-in-this-plumbing-company/ Andrew Durrans, Yellow customer and print marketing advocate. Photo / Supplied. Print marketing with Yellow outperforms Google ads. Andrew Durrans was interviewed by ZB’s Heather Du Plessis-Allan on plumbing issues. For a few days after, he was called by other plumbers, wanting to know if he was really advertising in the press, as he had […]]]>

Andrew Durrans, Yellow customer and print marketing advocate. Photo / Supplied.

Print marketing with Yellow outperforms Google ads.

Andrew Durrans was interviewed by ZB’s Heather Du Plessis-Allan on plumbing issues. For a few days after, he was called by other plumbers, wanting to know if he was really advertising in the press, as he had said on the radio.

After all, printing is dead, isn’t it? The whole world is going digital. At least, that’s what Durrans found most of its competitors think.

“I happened to mention that we were getting a lot of action from our print ad with Yellow,” said Durrans, group manager of Auckland Plumbers. “For the next three or four days, other plumbers would call me and ask if it was true.”

The printed vehicle is the Yellow directory, still very present after many years and considered essential for its business by Durrans. This is not the only marketing that the group undertakes with Yellow but, as he explains, it is the most effective.

“We have worked with Yellow for years and over the last 5 or so years they have transformed into a marketing agency specializing in digital, print and other forms of innovation. I strongly believe in the importance to have good relationships with customers and suppliers – we work closely with Yellow on our marketing.”

Yellow Sales Manager, Franc van Staden and Andrew of Auckland Plumbers Group.  Photo / Supplied.
Yellow Sales Manager, Franc van Staden and Andrew of Auckland Plumbers Group. Photo / Supplied.

What started a few years ago as a fairly simple print ad campaign with Yellow has now grown to include many aspects of marketing – Print, Google Ads, GDN, SEO, Website Blogging, Landing Page Optimization , etc. Durrans meets with the Yellow team on a monthly basis and monitors their marketing activity in an ever-changing market.

“We use unique phone numbers when we register in the yellow directory,” he says. “So when we get a call on one of those numbers, we know where it’s coming from. Because we can track everything, I can tell you that we get fewer calls per dollar from Google Ads than from Yellow We are without a doubt where we get our best return on investment.”

Auckland Plumbers Group has Central, North, East, West and South Auckland as its geographic market. Their services include all forms of daily and emergency plumbing, gas laying, drain laying, drain unclogging, hot water and roofing, with a focus on maintenance rather than new construction. .

“So a lot of our clients are landlords,” he says, “and more likely to use the yellow directory – and they do. Obviously younger people tend to use more modern methods, but landlords tend to be seniors, by definition – and I want them to see our brand in that.

“Of course we also use digital; but I think there are a lot of people who feel a bit bombarded by digital ads. Just the other day I decided to turn off my email for a half a day. When I turned it back on, there were 67 emails waiting for me – and half of them were advertisements for things I neither needed nor wanted.”

Durrans has owned Auckland Plumbers Group for nine years, during which time he has grown the business significantly. When he took over, the company had four plumbers on the road, serving customers: “Now we have 13 on the road and a support team in the office (in Onehunga).

Andrew Durrans of the Auckland Plumbers Group.  Photo / Supplied.
Andrew Durrans of the Auckland Plumbers Group. Photo / Supplied.

“When people ask where our offices are, I say we have 13 – and they’re always in different places. Plumbers just don’t need to be in the office; all the information they need and that come from their work are transferred digitally, so we’ve really embraced the digital age in that way as well.”

Yellow focuses on SMEs (small and medium enterprises), the engines of our economy; 97% of all New Zealand businesses have 20 or fewer employees and these 480,000 SMEs employ around a third of all Kiwis and account for around 29% of our GDP.

They are also among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis – and Durrans says Auckland Plumbers Group has had to endure its business dropping to 25% of normal volume.

“It was a really, really tough time, but we got through it bringing the team together and we all made sacrifices; everyone gave at least a little – and we came out the other side with this. strong commitment to each other and to the company.”

Since only ‘essential’ work could be undertaken during the lockdown, the company had a long list of jobs for reopening doors and, with Yellow’s input, they have been filled ever since.

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Steps to keep your desktop clean and beautiful! https://boomdirectory.com/steps-to-keep-your-desktop-clean-and-beautiful/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 01:42:13 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/steps-to-keep-your-desktop-clean-and-beautiful/ ” class=”lazy img-responsive” data-src=”https://www.iwmbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/BeFunky-collage-64-920×518.jpg” width=”920″ height =”518″ alt=”Steps to keep your desktop clean and beautiful!” /> Keeping your office clean is very important. Why? Well, a clean space brings you refreshments. When you come to your office and find your space clean and beautiful, you feel like getting your work done with all the excitement. […]]]>
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Keeping your office clean is very important. Why? Well, a clean space brings you refreshments. When you come to your office and find your space clean and beautiful, you feel like getting your work done with all the excitement. Plus, keeping your office clean makes a good impression on other staff. It makes them feel good. It also encourages others to keep the space clean. And so here we share the steps you can take to keep your space clean.

Keep only the essentials: The things you use daily should only sit on your desk. Other things should be kept inside the cabinet to make it look more spacious and clutter-free.

Keep the little things close at hand: drawers or pen holders are practical elements for storing your daily used objects. It will be convenient and easy.

Keep frequently used items close at hand: important files and other materials you use regularly close at hand. For example, if you keep a phone book on your table but often opt for an online directory, the phone book should go.

Think “up”: by keeping your monitor on a stand, you will have more space and, above all, a good posture for sitting down and working. And if possible, install shelves above your monitor and keep the things you need regularly or closer to you.

Create a system: Organize your stuff. Using them is a way to keep things from dragging here and there. And if you use paper that is no longer needed, throw it away right away. Don’t just sit and pile things on your desk. Maintain a system that will look good.

Plants: Place a plant or beautiful natural things on your desk. It will make you feel good and refreshed.

You certainly enjoyed the article on maintaining your office, so let us know in the comments and follow IWMBuzz.com.

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About and Around East Texas: The Taxman is Coming! | Opinion https://boomdirectory.com/about-and-around-east-texas-the-taxman-is-coming-opinion/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/about-and-around-east-texas-the-taxman-is-coming-opinion/ Around the time it looks like the bills have been paid for a while, the dreaded tax returns start rolling in. Lo and behold, many homeowners will find a bigger bill to pay this year than in 2021. Our esteemed tax gurus say it’s because property values ​​have risen dramatically. It’s not just the houses. […]]]>

Around the time it looks like the bills have been paid for a while, the dreaded tax returns start rolling in. Lo and behold, many homeowners will find a bigger bill to pay this year than in 2021. Our esteemed tax gurus say it’s because property values ​​have risen dramatically. It’s not just the houses. People who own land with improvements and businesses that do their best to survive are directly targeted by increased taxes. Every property owner should ensure that they have applied to the tax authorities for a property exemption, which can save a lot of money on taxes due. And if you’re over 65, additional tax savings are also available. These exemptions do not apply to surplus land, barns or any other property, only homesteads. For land used for agriculture, just make sure the property is designated by the local assessment district as taxed for permitted uses.

Timber, pasture and wildlife use may qualify the area for agricultural purposes. That is, if the property is of a certain size and the landowner is actually using the land for these purposes. The best thing to do is sit down with the folks in the local assessment district and figure out how to navigate tax savings programs that can save a lot of money come tax time. Qualifying properties can mean the land will be taxed at just a few dollars per acre rather than the “market price” of several thousand dollars per acre. The responsibility rests with the owner of the property – it’s like the preacher intoning at weddings, “Speak now or be silent forever.”

Now I offer a personal beef with the overpaid and undereducated “talking heads” of ESPN Sports. Saturdays are big for Texans cheering on their teams – Texas A&M, UT, Rice, Baylor, TCU and every other college playing football. It really hurts when halftime rolls around and Texas A&M prepares to march to the stadium. Around this time, the cameras return to focus on the three announcers and their nonsensical comments about what is happening in the world of football. The group does not have time to appear on television. Just give coverage where it’s logically due and keep in mind that game viewers are watching, that’s why they’re listening!

It seems like Harvard graduates are running the political system on the national stage. Just count the number of Harvard alumni in positions of power. We need leaders from other top colleges and universities who have been around the neighborhood many times. Many of them have accomplished much more in their endeavors than those who went to Harvard. Writer William F. Buckley Jr. commented several years ago, “I’d rather be ruled by the first 2,000 people in the phone book than by the faculty at Harvard University.”

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Horace McQueen is a former national editor of Farm & Ranch magazine and owner of Farm and Ranch TV News. The award-winning broadcaster is a rancher and farmer involved in real estate as well as oil and gas production.

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Are we about to have another round of election-based robocalls? « Burlington Gazette https://boomdirectory.com/are-we-about-to-have-another-round-of-election-based-robocalls-burlington-gazette/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 15:23:55 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/are-we-about-to-have-another-round-of-election-based-robocalls-burlington-gazette/ By Pepper | September 5, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON Remember those robocalls the last time we went to the municipal polls? They were pretty nasty and resulted in criminal complaints, an investigation by the OPP, and charges being laid which were mostly dropped. The mayor has been sued, and we believe the case is still before […]]]>

By Pepper |

September 5, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

Remember those robocalls the last time we went to the municipal polls?

They were pretty nasty and resulted in criminal complaints, an investigation by the OPP, and charges being laid which were mostly dropped.

The mayor has been sued, and we believe the case is still before the courts – the mayor’s communications officers do not issue press releases about it.

Marianne Meed Ward accepts applause from her supporters the night she found out she was going to be sworn in as mayor

What we do know is that the mayor recently declared a conflict of interest during discussions, held behind closed doors, over the expenses of the legal department.

We could be on the verge of another round of robocalls if a message sent to candidates is any indicator.

A candidate sent us:

As you well know, yesterday, September 1, was the first day that voters lists were made available to all municipal candidates. If you took your voters list, you would have noticed that the telephone numbers were not there. This is where we can help you. You can order a match and add all phone numbers from various directories to your voters list.
Please inquire today about our twinning pricing and add the telephone directory service to the voters list.

I can be reached at 416-816-0443 or by email — ferd@bellwethertechnologies.ca

A candidate asks:

City Clerk Kevin Arjoon – the candidate has a question for him on the voters list.

“Isn’t this an inappropriate use of voter lists?” The candidate goes on to say that the Clerk’s Office was asked this question, then added, “If I don’t answer, I will seek an answer at the Zoom Candidates meeting on September 6, 2022 at 6 p.m.

An appointment via Zoom for candidates? Is the public invited? And if not, why not?


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Two arrested for altering the NRC for one of them to stand in the general election last year. – Mwebantu https://boomdirectory.com/two-arrested-for-altering-the-nrc-for-one-of-them-to-stand-in-the-general-election-last-year-mwebantu/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 08:20:24 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/two-arrested-for-altering-the-nrc-for-one-of-them-to-stand-in-the-general-election-last-year-mwebantu/ A 42-year-old man from Mwaiteneke township in Mansa claiming to be Chief Justice Mumba Malila was arrested for impersonation after he solicited money from the permanent secretaries to help with funeral expenses, saying he had lost his brother in Mansa. Emmanuel Sichinga, a former detainee telephoned the permanent secretaries of the Ministries of Agriculture Green […]]]>

A 42-year-old man from Mwaiteneke township in Mansa claiming to be Chief Justice Mumba Malila was arrested for impersonation after he solicited money from the permanent secretaries to help with funeral expenses, saying he had lost his brother in Mansa.

Emmanuel Sichinga, a former detainee telephoned the permanent secretaries of the Ministries of Agriculture Green Mbozi as well as Transport and Logistics Fredrick Mwalusaka then introduced himself as Chief Justice Dr Mumba Malila.

Police spokesman Rae Hamoonga said in a statement that Sichinga further requested financial assistance from the two permanent secretaries and gave them his mobile number to deposit the money.

“On August 12, 2022, the police received an impersonation report from Anthony Kamanda from judicial apartment number eight who reported an impersonation case on behalf of His Lordship Chief Justice Dr. Mumba Malila State Counsel where a person unknown claiming to be the chief Justice was soliciting money from the permanent secretaries to help with funeral expenses as he had lost his brother at Mansa in Luapula Province This happened between August 8 around 10:00 a.m. and August 22 2022 around 2 p.m.,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said police had opened an investigation into the case and managed to apprehend the suspect in Mansa yesterday.

He said investigations revealed the suspect was a former inmate of Kansenshi Correctional Center in Ndola, where he served his sentence from 2018 to 2019 for a similar offence.

“A mobile phone, three SIM cards and a telephone directory used in the commission of the offense were recovered from the suspect. He is currently detained and will appear in court soon,” Mr Hamoonga said.

In the meantime, Mr. Hamoonga warned all unscrupulous people who commit crimes using computer systems or cyberspace that the Zambia Police Service working with the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority has the ability to locate them.

“They should not think in the least that they will get away with their criminal activities because the long arm of the law will soon catch up with them.

(Mwebantu, Thursday September 1, 2022)

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