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Southern California Residents Can Now Recycle Their Old Electronics at Dozens of Convenient GREENspot E-waste Drop-off Locations
Carson, Calif. (Vocus) September 9, 2008
ASL Recycling today embarked on the second phase of its mission to make it as easy for consumers to recycle their old and unwanted TVs and electronic gadgets as easy as it is to buy them.
ASL Recycling has extended its network of GREENspot e-waste drop-off locations into Southern California, adding 29 new GREENspots to the growing list of convenient locations where consumers and businesses can recycle their unwanted TVs, cell phones, audio-video components, computer equipment, microwave ovens, electronic equipment from offices and labs, and other recyclable materials. The ASL GREENetwork is now open statewide for Californians looking for local e-waste recycling locations, with 126 GREENspots operational.
“Last year, when we started the GREENetwork, we focused on making the original language of the state legislation a reality by establishing ‘free and convenient’ waste recycling solutions for consumers,” said Carey Levine, vice president of sales and marketing at ASL Recycling. “Californians can now visit a website, locate a local GREENspot, and know that the e-waste they take there will be properly managed. And they don’t have to wait for a collection event in their neighborhood — they can drop it off at their convenience and know it is going to be handled safely and securely.”
When ASL Recycling launched the GREENetwork earlier this year, its goal was to make it convenient for people to get rid of their e-waste, and to also assure them that it would be treated according to industry best practices. With this second phase of its California expansion completed, ASL Recycling is on track to attain its aggressive goal of making it possible for 9 out 10 households and businesses in the state to be within 5 miles of a GREENspot. The company continues to emphasize public education on e-waste through community outreach, collection events, and mass-media campaigns.
Finding a local GREENspot is simple: visit http://www.aslgreenspot.com, type in a ZIP, and instantly locate a nearby drop-off location.
28 Southern California GREENspots opened in August
GREENspots just opened in the following cities: Anaheim, Burbank, Canoga Park, Carson, Elmonte, Fontana, Huntington Beach, La Mirada, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Montebello, Pacoima, Pasadena, Redlands, San Bernardino, South Gate, Sun Valley, Valencia, Whittier, Wilmington.
GREENspot locator: aslgreenspot.com
Downloadable list of GREENspots (PDF format): http://tinyurl.com/5wyz9w
Upcoming collection events: http://www.aslrecycling.com/collectionevents.php
ASL GREENetwork website: aslgreenetwork.com
Video about e-waste: aslrecycling.com/greenetworkvideo.htm
Carey Levine’s e-waste blog: http://greenster.typepad.com/zerowaste/
What to recycle, and why
E-waste accepted at GREENspot drop-off locations includes TVs, cell phones, audio-video components, computer equipment, microwave ovens, electronic equipment from offices and labs, and more. These items are potentially toxic to the environment and by choosing to recycle them, Californians can help divert e-waste from landfills. All GREENspot drop-off locations feed their e-waste to ASL Recycling’s state-approved plants, which use an environmentally friendly e-waste recycling process. Some GREENspots will schedule at-home pick-ups, please call that location for terms and conditions (a transportation fee may apply).
About ASL Recycling and the GREENetwork
ASL Recycling is dedicated to providing consumers and businesses with the easiest, most accessible, and most trusted e-waste recycling program in the country. Every month, through its various recycling programs, ASL Recycling prevents hundreds of tons of e-waste from being dumped into local landfills. All material received at ASL’s state-of-the-art plant is dismantled: hard drives are crushed, materials are sorted and then sent to smelters that transform e-waste into salable goods. To become part of the GREENetwork, visit aslgreenetwork.com.
Many people keep asking me about eCurrency trading and electronic currency trading and whether or not it is a viable way to make money. I usually say that it depends heavily on your skills as an electronic currency trader and your overall dedication to trading eCurrency. eCurrency trading has evolved tremendously over the past decade or so into a real option for smaller independent retail investors who want to try their abilities at trading electronic currency online. With the rise in technology and the Internet trading eCurrency has become increasingly more and more popular and it has become somewhat of a phenomena over the past two to three years especially.
Trading eCurrency may be becoming more and more popular and I think that that is great, but all beginning traders need to understand that much of the hype has to do with the speed and upside trading eCurrency can provide new traders, not how profitable it can be over the long term. Trading electronic currency is similar in many respects to trading stocks or bonds in that you are trading assets in the hope that you make money on a particular asset that may rise in value. One of the major differences with electronic currency trading is that only certain kinds of traders are given access to some of the more privileged levels of trading, and often-times these levels demonstrate some of the more favorable eCurrency pairs and margins that can make traders a lot of money.
As far as who has access to some of these higher levels, it is often the major banks, brokerages, corporations, and other world financial organizations that have exclusive rights to these kinds of trading options first. The eCurrency trading world shows a real stratification of traders, and the lowest man on the totem pole is definitely that newbie retail trader who is just getting his feet wet. Electronic currency trading can still work for these types of traders although it will be an uphill battle especially if the novice trader has a small bankroll. If you think you fall into this category you shouldn’t be completely scared off, and rather you should be motivated to improve your skills and try your luck if you are serious about currency trading. If you can find a profitable trader that can show you the ropes then you might actually have a chance if you can at least start with a decent bankroll, so start networking and you will eventually get your chance at testing your skills at eCurrency trading.
There is so much hype out there about electronic medical claims billing. If you are not sending your claims electronically yet, you are probably too embarrassed to admit it. And if you are, you are probably wondering if the method you are using is the best. What is the real truth behind electronic billing?
Many of the larger insurance companies are really pushing providers to submit their claims electronically. Some are even calling the provider’s offices and telling them that they are mandating electronic submissions by a certain date and that they will no longer accept paper claims. Others offer incentives to submit electronically, such as faster payment, or even no authorization required for services if claims are submitted electronically.
Bottom line, the real question for a provider is “is electronic billing really necessary for my practice” and “what will it require of me.”
For the first question, I think that everyone must realize that with the changes in technology electronic submission of medical claims is inevitable. Today’s society is moving towards paperless transactions in many ways.
The second question will depend upon many things such as how large, or small, your office is, how much equipment you already have and how up-to-date it is.
One of the biggest misconceptions of electronic billing is that it makes the billing in your office a lot simpler. In some ways it does, but it presents you with a whole different set of tasks that you didn’t have before. I’m not implying that it makes anything harder. Just that there are things that go along with electronic billing that you did not have to do before such as reading and acting on reports and maintaining and updating the electronic software.
When you submit a claim on paper, the claim is both received and processed, or you never hear a thing. Hopefully in the latter case, your staff will call and check status on it after 30 days. Whether your paper claim has complete and accurate information on it or not, it will be handled the same way. You will either receive payment for the claim, or an explanation of benefits showing a reason for denial.
When you submit claims electronically, it is not quite so simple. First, you will receive a report letting you know if your batch of electronic claims was accepted or rejected. If a claim has incorrect data such as an incorrect date of birth, it will be rejected before it ever reaches the insurance companies claims processing system. You will receive a report, usually within 24 – 48 hours showing all rejected claims, and the reasons for the rejections. You will also receive a report showing the claims that were accepted with no errors.
It is very helpful to receive notice so quickly that your claim had incorrect information; however, you now have to make sure your staff is able to check on this report and take the time to find and correct the needed information.
What electronic billing is actually doing is letting you know sooner that you have problems with specific claims. When you are submitting them on paper, you generally don’t find out about the problem claims until you are doing a follow-up report and calling the insurance companies. So by submitting your claims electronically, you are not eliminating all the problem claims, you are finding out about them sooner.
Once you decide to take the plunge into electronic billing, there are still choices to be made. Is the practice management system you are currently using capable of submitting claims electronically? If not, you will need to update or change your software. You will need to determine how you will submit your claims to the insurance companies. A clearing house may be the best option, or if you are a larger practice, or billing service, you may want to consider software that allows you to act as your own clearing house.
In any case, if you are not already submitting your claims electronically, it probably would be wise to start researching your options. A good place to start is by contacting your practice management system support and asking them if they recommend any method in particular. Another way is to ask your colleagues. Electronic claims submission is a big step and it should not be taken lightly.
Copyright 2006 Michele Redmond
(PRWEB) July 30, 2002
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LEADING TALENT AGENCY LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION SYSTEM
Hollywood, CA — (PRnetwire.com) — July 28, 2002 — This week Don Buchwald and Associates became the first major talent agency to implement an in-house electronic submission system. The agency is now operating thecastlist.com/buchwald, a licensed version of the pre-existing TheCastList.Com. The system allows the agency to submit talent to casting directors via the Internet, and to enjoy cyber-autonomy.
While other online submission systems require agencies to collaborate with other entities (i.e. The Link requires collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Breakdown services), thecastlist.com/buchwald functions independently. It features a database comprised solely of Buchwald clients and is able to equip each client page with a streaming demo video.
“Clearly, electronic systems are faster, more versatile and more flexible than the traditional system,” said agency president Tim Angle. “We are offering this as a way to submit to [casting directors] if they choose it. It comes at no cost to them and requires no software or technical abilities, all you need is access to the Internet.”
“As far as potential is concerned, should this system become the industry standard, it will not only streamline an antiquated submission process, but it will also allow all of us to manage our projects from anywhere in the world using only a standard web browser and an internet connection,” concluded TheCastList founder and president, Dino S. Ladki, who is also a Casting Director.
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“Basically, Buchwald licensed an exact copy of TheCastList.Com, sans it's database of actors,” said Ladki. “They then went about adding their clients to their blank slate database. They are now completely self-sufficient with the system, and are free to customize their version in nearly any way they choose.”
To view daily submissions, casting directors login to the site using an assigned username and password. They then click on a section called “My Actors” to see submitted pictures, resumes and demo reels. Next, they click on a section called “My Notes” to view online submission letters. The system also enables CDs to reciprocate online with casting session appointments, availability checks, even offers. In addition, one can research Buchwald clients by characteristics, using any (or all) of the following search criterions: Name, Gender, Ethnicity, Age Range/Type, etc.
ABOUT DON BUCHWALD AND ASSOCIATES
Don Buchwald & Associates, Inc. (DBA) was founded in 1977 when Don Buchwald ended an eight year association with Abrams Rubaloff & Associates. What began with five founding associates (four of whom remain at DBA) has since grown to become an over 100 person bi-coastal stalwart organization in the entertainment industry. In New York City, DBA is housed on six floors of its own office building near Grand Central Station, between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue. In Los Angeles, the company operates out of a 12,000 square foot office complex on the 22nd floor at 6500 Wilshire Boulevard, overlooking the heart of L.A. Although DBA began with a focus on the broadcast and commercial industries, it quickly became a full service talent agency. There is now both an adult and youth Theatrical Department (covering film, television and theater), a Literary Department, a Television and Film Packaging Area, a Personal Appearances Department, a Syndication Arm (for radio, television and the internet) as well as a unique joint venture operation, the Buchwald Talent Group, which represents youths in all areas.
ABOUT CASTLIST FOUNDER DINO S. LADKI
TheCastList.Com President and Founder, Dino S. Ladki has worked in the entertainment industry for nearly thirteen years. He started in the casting department of Lorimar Television (now Warner Bros. Television), and was formerly Director of Casting for MTV. As and Independent Casting Director he has cast projects for Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, as well as independent films such as the upcoming “Do It for Uncle Manny.” He continues to work as an Independent CD while also running TheCastList.Com and AuditionTape, Inc., a video taping service for actors.
NOTES TO JOURNALISTS
TheCastList(tm) is a trademark of AuditionTape, Inc. — all other trademarks and service marks are the property of the respective mark holders
TheCastList President Dino Ladki is available for media interviews and offers free live-demonstrations of the system.
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There are many different places to find computer lessons for kids that will teach your child how to use the computer effectively. You can find lessons in stores where you might pay a few dollars for a lesson package on CD or DVD. You can also find computer lessons for sale online if you wish to purchase your own and then download the file or learn through an online community. However, there are many free sources online that are especially designed for kids. One of the best places to start your search is through the many homeschool websites that are designed to support children and parents who have dedicated themselves to teaching and learning at home.
One such helpful website that offers computer lessons for kids absolutely free is homeschoolhelponline.com. This particular website offers a 3 part computer lesson for kids that provides the basic knowledge about how to use Windows such as opening and saving files, creating and moving folders as well as provide general knowledge about operating the word processing system. Parents can sit with their children and help guide the learning process through these easy, free lessons.
There are other computer lessons that can be found online that provide a more in depth learning experience regarding computer use for older children as well as for teens. Not only will they learn the basics of how to use a computer and the basics of word processing, but they will also receive instruction about how to use certain software programs and how to stay safe on the internet.
Not only can you find computer lessons for kids, but you can also find many other subjects that are taught via computer technology that make it easy to find just about any information you need for your kids. You can find subjects that can be purchased separately or through entire internet based schools that offer curriculum in an orderly design that you can use to teach your children either online or through a computer based video or CD format. Even though you can find a variety of lessons for children using computer technology through local stores, the very best source in which to find computer lessons for kids is through the internet.