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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
will be the
in the 3.6
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
In addition, the company will release
a new version of their popular email
client, Thunderbird 12 , on that same
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
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
Learn more at http://bit.ly/H9C9Ca.
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.
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
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
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org; fax me at
(859) 236-9566; or write me snail mail at The
Advocate-Messenger, P.O. Box 149, Danville, KY
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.
President/CEO speaks at
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
was recognized for her
vision on succession planning,
of her white
paper by B.E.
Smith, a national execuDarnell
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
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
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
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
“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
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.
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
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
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
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
nurse earns certification
Marsha Browning, R.N., recovery
services at Ephraim McDowell Regional
Medical Center, has received her Certiﬁed Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI)
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
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
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