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TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 A5 THE ADVOCATE-MESSENGER WWW.AMNEWS.COM BIZTECH Skype releases new application for iPad Changes are pending for Mozilla browser users, as support and security updates for the Firefox 3.6 browsers end on April 24, according to a Mozilla blog post. FireNet fox 3.6.28 Xpress will be the last release Sheila Clark in the 3.6 sheila@amnews.com release series. Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2 users are urged to upgrade their operating systems prior to the release of Firefox 13, which is due to be released in June. Read more at http://bit.ly/H9Bctu. April 24 also will mark the date set for the launch of Mozilla’s upcoming Firefox 12 browser release. The company will include a new feature in Firefox 12 release that will make updates run silently in the background without Windows’ security dialog box. Read more at http://bit.ly/H9BhNH. In addition, the company will release a new version of their popular email client, Thunderbird 12 , on that same date. Net buzzz n TechNet pro subscribers will be seeing a decrease in the amount of product keys that come with their subscriptions. Pro subscribers previously had access to 10 product keys per each available Microsoft product, but that face-to-face video chats with other Skype users on their iPad. Users can also call or instant message other Skype users. In addition, with a minimal fee, users can also call landline or mobile phones from the app and with an online number, others can call directly to a user’s iPad. System requirements include an iPad running 4.0 or higher. Skype suggests using iOS version 5.0 for the best performance. The app download is 18.5MB in file size. Learn more at http://bit.ly/H9C9Ca. Roku corner was dropped down to only five per product. This month, pro subscribers’ keys dropped down to just three keys per product. As in the past, Microsoft cites piracy-prevention as their main reason for the change. Excerpts from an official announcement from Microsoft about the change can be seen on ZDNet’s The Ed Bott Report blog at http://zd.net/H9BrER. In light of the most recent changes, Bott posted his views on his blog where he tries to make sense of the TechNet activation rules at http://zd.net/H9Bu3q. Linux update Roku has released a new software update for their Roku 2 and LT players. According to their blog, their version 4.3 software makes improvements on several Netflix-related issues including better video startup performance, optimized screen navigation, better subtitle and audio settings. In addition, the update provides better support for multiple gaming remotes, improved HLS streaming and device discovery on mobile apps. Learn more from the official blog post at http://blog.roku.com/. date for TEENpup 2010 Mini Beta. The distro was designed to run on older Pentium 3/4 computers. The distro will include multimedia plugins and codecs, Skype, Firefox and Opera browsers, eBook readers, Amarok, graphic and drawing programs and more. Minimum system requirements to run the distro are a Pentium III 800Mhz processor with 256MB Ram and 4GB free hard drive space. The ISO download file size is 476MB. Read more from the official release announcement at http://bit.ly/H9C2GJ. Cool iOS apps Legacy OS 4 Mini, a Puppy-based Linux distro has been released as an up- Last week, Skype released Skype for iPad. The app enables users to have Tim Chambers named Print Wear Manager E-mail me at sheila@amnews.com; fax me at (859) 236-9566; or write me snail mail at The Advocate-Messenger, P.O. Box 149, Danville, KY 40423-0149. ness as a car dealership since 1960, and it was the first dealer to enroll with Ford Motor Credit. In 2001, Powell was awarded Time Magazine’s Quality Dealer Award for outstanding business achievement and community service. In 2008, Powell received Ford’s Salute to Dealers Award for outstanding dedication to the community. “In order to achieve the President’s Award, dealers must exceed customer expectations every day in every department. e pursuit of excellence is not for the faint of heart — it requires passion, tenacity and, of course, hard work. is prestigious award salutes those top-performing Ford and Lincoln dealerships that embrace these philosophies, achieving among the highest levels of customer satisfaction — in both sales and service — in automotive retailing,” said Greg Wood, Cincinnati Region Sales Manager for Ford Motor Company. BUSINESSbriefs Ephraim McDowell President/CEO speaks at national conference Vicki A. Darnell, president and CEO of Ephraim McDowell Health, was a featured speaker at the 2012 American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) national conference in Boston. Darnell addressed the health care executives on the importance of succession planning at the March 23 gathering. Darnell was recognized for her vision on succession planning, following the publication of her white paper by B.E. Smith, a national execuDarnell tive health care leadership firm. Darnell’s speech focused on the critical strategy of growing internal talent. She reinforced the importance of succession planning throughout all levels of organizational management, explaining how the process works at Ephraim McDowell Health, pointing out benefits and methods to measure success. “I was honored to have the opportunity to present at the AONE conference,” said Vicki A. Darnell. “is would not have been possible if not for the excellent board of directors at each of our two hospitals who recognize the value of developing internal talent.” e mission of AONE is to shape health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership. e American Association of Nurse Executives, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, has been providing leadership and professional development to advance nursing and patient care since 1967. For more information, or to receive a copy of Darnell’s white paper, titled, “Growing tomorrow’s talent today: Succession planning, a critical strategy in health care,” please call (859) 239-3426. Tim Chambers has been named Print Wear Manager for oroughbred reads in Danville, responsible for all screen printing operations for retail, custom and contract accounts. Chambers has re-located to Danville from Louisiana and North Carolina, where he has 25 years experience in the textile industry. Working in various production and artistic capacities for KAT Sportswear, Coastal Artwear, Xpertees and A Shirt factory, he has worked with major national accounts such as DKNY, Armani, Champion Products, History Channel, Cartoon Network and e Lions Group (Barney and friends) and various special events around the country. He can be reached at tim@tthreads.com. oroughbred reads LLC, 219 W. Main St., is a provider of embroidered and screen printed apparel, work wear, school and team uniforms and promotional products to schools and corporate accounts with clients in several states. Stuart Powell earns national award Stuart Powell Ford-Lincoln is among an elite group of Ford and Lincoln dealerships to be recognized with the 2011 President’s Award by Ford Motor Company. e prestigious award honors dealerships that have excelled in automotive retailing in 2011, by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction. “Earning this award is a reflection of our entire staff’s commitment to delivering the best customer experience possible” says Stuart Powell Ford-Lincoln’s president, Stuart Powell. “We couldn’t be more proud to receive this recognition, especially since it comes from the people we value most — our customers. ey’re the reason we were able to achieve this award.” e President’s Award was established in 1998. Dealers become eligible through survey responses from customers related to their sales and service satisfaction. Stuart Powell Ford has been in busi- baskets she creates from old ropes. e business, which specializes in primitive art and furniture, will be celebrating the end of winter and the onset of spring with snacks and an open door. Auto-Owners Insurance receives J.D. Power and Associates award Auto-Owners Insurance is proud to be recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with the Auto Insurance Claims Experience” for the fourth year in a row. Auto-Owners Insurance, which recently has been involved in the safe driving campaign “W82TXT,” was ranked highest based on a study of 11,811 responses, ranking 26 auto insurance providers. The company attributes its success to the contribution of independent agencies that represent Auto-Owners and assist in the claims process. “As an insurance company, receiving this recognition is truly an honor and a reflection of the hard work and commitment of all our associates and our loyal independent agents in the claims process,” said Jeff Harrold, chairman & CEO. “To receive this recognition for the fourth year in a row is a positive reinforcement that we have brought peace of mind to those who needed us most. After all, that is what insurance is all about.” Auto-Owners Insurance has provided its services for more than 95 years. Sam Dexter Insurance Agency, Inc. is a local independent Auto-Owners Insurance agency and is proud to share in this success. Auto-Owners Insurance, a Fortune 500 company, sells its products solely through more than 6,000 independent agencies. Auto-Owners currently holds the status of being ranked the 16th largest insurer in the country. Headquartered in the Greater Lansing Area, Auto-Owners Insurance employs more than 3,800 associates. The company is comprised of five property and casualty companies and a life company, and writes business in 26 states. Ephraim McDowell nurse earns certification Marsha Browning, R.N., recovery services at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, has received her Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) certification. e CRNI certification indicates the nurse has achieved a specialized level of practice in providing infusion therapy to patients. Infusion nurses work in collaboration with many specialists to appropriately and safely administer intravenous medications to patients suffering from a broad spectrum of illnesses. Browning lives in Danville with her husband, Tommy, and their daughter, Makayla. She has been employed at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center since 1987. Muddy Creek announces new location Artists Stacey Erlandson and Kelly Murphy will join Muddy Creek owners Becky and Kenny Horseman 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 for a grand opening at a new location, 410 W. Walnut in Danville. Erlandson will bring unique handpainted items, while Murphy will bring Celebrate Spring! Hippety Hop In For Easter Savings of 20-30% Off Your Entire Spring Apparel Purchase Special $2000 rebate or 0% for 72 months!!! Through Saturday, April 7, 2012 $2750 Trade in assistance!!! • Joseph Trinity • Multiples • Ann Ribkoff • Multiples Ivy Jane Katherine Barclay •• Ivy Jane • • Parsley & Sage Windridge • West ••Windridge • 600 West Beyond Tradition For Women 144228 350 S. 4th St. Danville, Ky. 859-236-0237 10-5 Mon.-Fri., 10-4 Sat. Lib t KY Liberty, KY www.DonFranklinAuto.com Selling and Servicing all makes and models (606) 787-8387

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