New Passport Rules to Come in Force from November 2016 for USA Citizens

Citizens of USA, who are looking to get a new passport or renew their passport, will need to follow some new rules and regulations for the same. Rules regarding passport photos are changing and it will come in effect from 1 st November 2016. As per information obtained from AAA Northeast, candidates looking to apply for fresh US passport or passport renewal need to remove their spectacles while clicking pictures for the passport.

This step is being taken as it is getting difficult for the U.S State Department to verify the identities of various travelers. Continue reading

Forest Activist Should 'Leave' Before He's Expelled, Official Says

Forest Activist Should 'Leave' Before He's Expelled, Official Says
He says the authorities already have seized his passport, after he sent it in for a standard visa renewal. Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak told VOA Khmer in an interview that authorities could apply immigration law to the case, thereby deporting the man.
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Know Your Rights
To avoid forgetting to renew your passport in time, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides a Passport Reminder Service, which sends you a reminder email before your passport is due to expire. You can register for this service at
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UK passports
I am probably left looking at sending my and my daughters passports to one of the dodgy looking internet based "passport agencies" who supposedly offer agency services to expedite passport renewal in the UK. This deeply concerns me. There are obvious …
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The Load Runner Rush

Have been dejected for not having a loadrunner to your resume? Well, you won’t be this time after you have read this! There are certainly the best of options to give that bounce to your profile after having contacted the right loadrunner connoisseurs.

Well yes, it is undoubtedly a mad rush in the loadrunner market and finding an expert in this rush can be very challenging and difficult! But then, there are still doors you haven’t knocked and still firms you haven’t given a chance to prove their expertise. Not all are the same. Accepted that about 95% of the resumes out in the market are themselves skilled in the loadrunner but are fraudulent by nature for the resume-holder possesses only his marginal skills at his best! The refines skills in application, testing, data-base architecture and communication are what organizations look for and that is exactly what you should be adding to your worthy resume!  

It is essentially the skill that you need to flaunt off. Ethnically offshore firms use the Software Quality Assurance companies as mere ‘dumping grounds’ for freshers who prove their efficacies in development and management roles and training is hardly ever given. If you are one among them, you would just be tossing roles after roles for years together with just the mere tools you have or are given! You don’t want that happening to you, do you?

No, I certainly don’t want that!

Well then all you need to do is search for good Loadrunner Groups that cater to you the best of their services but at the same time you should also be expecting an equal level of skill from your outsourced service providers. You are definitely well aware of the fact that if you lose out on the efficiencies in the serive deliveries, it will only offset cost-gains to a lower price per hour! What you must indeed look out for is one that provides to you an efficient rate per hour with the appropriate services. Ensure that the loadrunner performance testers are thorough professionals and not the transitional people or interns! Your performances are best judged by the  Loadrunner Reports and graphs that are in turn produced by the analysis tool. You could also merge all your graphs containing data so that the response time is affected towards a better understanding of the performance.   

What you should be looking out for!

You might be offered a lot of price bands and their according services. Starting from lower ranges to the highest of ranges, you have an array to choose from to meet your requirements. Ultimately it depends on your requirements. You might need either or all of the services such as the script recording, Web script development, test construction and execution, database script development, analysis of the poor performance, windows sockets script development, management of performance requirements, CRM script development, management of performance test projects and also a personal account personnel! Now with so many requirements, you ought to tie up with one which gives you a fairly fgood deal per hour based on the services you pick up.   

If distinctively engineered services within a highly competitive market is what you are looking for, then remember it is just a click away. A few precautions and lo! Find yourselves being catered the best of the best!  

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Expired Domain Names

Are you looking at putting your business online but do not have a domain name registered for it yet? Have you already found the right domain name but is it already registered to someone else? If these are a few problems that you face then you can get an expired domain name for your website.

There are many domain name owners who dont bother about renewing their domain names. They either let the domain name expire due to lack of interest or because they have many similar domain names. Sometimes they forget to pay the domain registrar to renew it.

A domain name becomes available to anyone once the registration expires or lapses. However, the domain name should go through a few steps before it can be available to anyone who wants to register it.

Owning an expired domain name is not bad. It does not lose its value just because its previous owner let it expire. Having an expired domain name can be helpful as the domain name has been around for sometime and hence has been aged in the eyes of the search engine. Also if a domain name has been previously used, then you may get all the links and traffic that used to previously go to the domain name if you register it to your name.

When a domain name expires it goes through a grace period before becoming available to be registered by someone. This grace period can last from a couple of weeks to up to a year. This is followed by a redemption period. This is usually 30 days. During this period all the owners information is removed from the domain. However, they still have the ability to reinstate it. At the end of these periods, the domain name can be purchased.

Some registrars let you backorder expired domain names. When you back order a domain name, the domain name in question will be monitored and as soon as it becomes available, the registrar will inform you about it or will attempt to register it in your name.


Tanya Smith is an expert on domain name registration and web hosting at Ballistic Domains, USA. Ballistic Domains provides domain name registration, domain transfer, domain parking, dedicated web hosting and related services

Please Big Daddy Government Save Us!

New York State Senator Carl Kruger really feels with every fiber of his little bleeding heart that government is the solution to all the really pressing problems in society. In particular he thinks that government is the best way to stop stupid people from doing stupid things. But further he believes that since stupid people do stupid things everyone should be treated like stupid people.

I guess I shouldn’t complain much. After all, it is people like Senator Kruger who provide me with a copious amount of idiocy to discuss each and every week.

See, the senator has his finger on the pulse of what matters and is pushing for legislation that would make it a crime to use your iPod, cell phone, or other electronic device while crossing the street. And better yet, he wants to make it an offense punishable by a $ 100 fine.

Why? Because recently two pedestrians were sadly hit and killed while trying to cross the street as their latest digital toy with flashing lights and nifty sounds distracted them.

Ok, forget the fact that millions of New Yorkers cross the street every day and that, dare I say, thousands of them do so while using their cell phone, video game or iPod successfully and without dying. Just forget it. Because if you don’t forget it you would be forced to understand that the chance of a distracted pedestrian being struck by a vehicle while said pedestrian is more interested in seeing if he can get to the next level of his video game, eat the magic mushroom and save the princess is almost nonexistent.

But Senator Kruger wants to use this statistical non event, which occurs mostly to people who are overly qualified for the Darwin Awards, into a reason to control everyone’s behavior.

He wants to turn the actions of a few people who simply don’t think that it is important to pay attention when crossing the street into a new way to make criminals out of Americans and also a new revenue stream for government.

Perhaps government doesn’t have enough on its plate. I mean honestly, with all the other meaningless regulations and laws that government has passed over the years doesn’t it have enough to worry about? Maybe Senator Kruger is just looking for some jobs for a few of his friends by forming the iPod Police. Perhaps he is just concerned that if he is not at all times working to pass some law to cover some aspect of people’s lives he will be seen by his constituents as not doing “his job”. Or maybe, just perhaps, he is actually delusional enough to believe that by placing one more shackle on the liberties of the people it will make them freer.

I can already see it now. Today it is a ban on using electronic devices while crossing the street. Tomorrow it will be some numbskull sitting in a restaurant, distracted by his cell phone ringing and accidentally ordering the Beef Wellington instead of the Chicken Marinara! Of course this will cause Senator Kruger to run to the floor of the New York Senate and introduce a bill to prohibit electronic devices in restaurants because of the dangers of distracted dining!

Senator Kruger is worried about people being distracted while crossing the street? Ok, let’s expand upon his agenda! First, we should also fine anyone caught not looking both ways before crossing a street. But then we should move to ban talking, chewing gum, looking at the sky, thinking about what you are going to eat for lunch, and any and all distracting behaviors at all while crossing the street. After all, doing anything but being completely focused on being safe while crossing means that you might run afoul of the, I suppose soon to be issued, New York State Pedestrian Street Crossing Manual (NYSPSCM).

In the NYSPSCM you will find a thousand pages of dos and don’ts for crossing the street. The violation of any of which will result in a $ 100 fine. Don’t worry, each street corner will be equipped with new video surveillance equipment and specially designed software that will be able to tell the second you violate any part of the NYSPSCM and automatically debit your checking account.

Heck, let’s just make crossing the street in and of itself a finable offense! Each street corner can have a credit card reader where you must promptly deposit your $ 100 fine just to cross.

But why stop there? Perhaps it is time to start considering a ban on any activity that can potentially cause the death when someone is not careful? We can start levying fines against all sorts of activities. We can’t stop with just tackling distracted pedestrians.

Sky diving will be on the agenda. While few people die partaking of this activity, I am certain that somewhere someone has been killed while sky diving because they were not paying attention. Maybe they were looking a little too long at the miraculous view they had and just simply failed to pull their chute until it was a little too late. I think we should make jumping out of a plane punishable by a $ 100 fine. After all, people die because of it.

Oh, and flying alone is dangerous! Each year people die in plane accidents because the pilot was distracted or made an error in judgment. Every time you step on a plane you will get hit with a $ 100 fine. So for our sky diving friends you’ll get hit both coming and going.

Next up has got to be swimming pools. Every year many people drown because they simply are not good swimmers. And someone somewhere has had to of died because they were distracted by a shiny penny on the bottom of the pool which they tried to get. Yes, I know that every year millions of people go into swimming pools, but because a few people die, if you are caught in a swimming pool you will be slapped with a $ 100 fine. Of course use of bathtubs, lakes, rivers and oceans will also be regulated.

And let’s not forget the numerous deaths each year that are caused by people driving automobiles. Just driving in your car exposes you constantly to distractions by other drivers, the radio, billboards, a nagging spouse, etc. So every time you get into your car you will be fined $ 100. Hey, it’s dangerous after all! Besides maybe this fine will stop people from contributing to Global Warming by cutting down the number of times they drive each year!

The list of things big daddy government can fine us for because of the carelessness of a vast minority is endless. And it’s for our own good of course! I am sure that the politicians and bureaucrats will be more than willing to exert as much control over our lives as we let them.

So please big daddy government save us from ourselves! We simply are not capable and your wisdom is so infinite! Just please make sure you slide my government approved meals, designed to be completely safe of course, through the mail slot of my front door. You know, since I will not be able to leave my house because even that has been deemed hazardous and worthy of a $ 100 fine per offense.

J.J. Jackson is the owner and Lead Editor of American Conservative Politics – The Land of the Free and American Conservative Daily. His weekly articles along with exclusive content can be read at Liberty Reborn

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Need a passport? More investors are looking abroad

Need a passport? More investors are looking abroad
Some of the fears around the sovereign debt crisis are abating, and people are getting more comfortable with the idea of putting money overseas. Q: So, Europe looks good? A: There's a good story around Europe. European earnings are 35 percent below …
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Online live enrollment for MRPs
Officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), which oversees the Department of Passports (DoP), said the ministry is currently doing necessary homework to increase the production capacity of DoP and a system for filing application for MRP …
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