About Skout

Skout is a social network app that can be downloaded from the the App Store free. The main trust of Skout is to be a means of meeting new people, make friends, and act as a photo exchange. To sign up for Skout, users can do it using Facebook or their email address. Basic information is required, including if you have an interest in meeting women or men.
The Skout main screen is a grid of people who are currently online. If you tap on one of the images it brings up the profile info on the member. It includes things like current posts, and the number of points the member has currently generated. From that point a member can “wink” at another member, start a chat, or add the person to your list of favorites. You can even send them a virtual gift.
There are a number of ways to get going and browse the network.

Buzz
Buzz will give you a feed of local people that are members of Skout. Also included are friends you’ve made, and the favorites you have designated.

Look At Me
This is a bidding game in which users can bid their accumulated points to acquire a featured spot on Skout, and thereby increase their juice on the app.

Shake To Chat
This is a way to start a random conversation with an undisclosed member until 40 seconds pass, and the profiles are revealed.
Some activities on Skout costs points to perform. It is an in-app currency that can be purchased, or be acquired in different ways. This also can be done by engaging with the app’s advertising partners. Points can be spent for a myriad of purposes. They include monitoring who viewed your profile, or sending gifts to other Skout members.
Another popular feature is “wink bombs,” which allows a user to send a huge number of winks in a single action.
Skout is ranked no. 381 in top free apps. And no. 319 in top grossing apps. It is estimated that their membership stands at 220 million worldwide.

Why The Dorchester Collection Has a Renowned Customer Service

The Dorchester Collection – a global hotel chain – bagged 4 HR Excellence Awards last year and this news came as a surprise to no one in the industry. The reason is that the Dorchester Collection, like so many successful companies and divisions, has managed to find the sweet spot where the HR division leads from the get go. Employees are the most valuable assets of the organization and their management is more important than anything else. Excellent customer service was also one of the areas where the Dorchester Collection was recognized. Customers make or break a company and the Dorchester Collection fully understands that.

Here are a few things that the Dorchester Collection has done so well when it comes to customer service –

Balance Between Employee Recognition and Customer Service Excellence – Such a balance can only be established when a company completely understands its core values. This helps the employees to identify with those values as well and that is clearly seen in the Dorchester Collection’s customer service. They have made their customers see and relate to their vision statement and core values. They can follow along on their Twitter account.

Supervision and Appraisal – As mentioned before, there should be nothing more important to a company than its employees. Supervision of employees is important but so is trust. Allowing employees time to learn helps to achieve success. Appraisals should revolve around the vision statement and values of the company and this would later show in the customer service that the company offers. The Dorchester Collection has done exactly this and it has taken them places.

No ‘One Size Fits All’ Approach – Every customer wants a personalized one to one service while every company wishes to implement a one size fits all approach. The Dorchester Collection has managed to strike a healthy balance between these extremes in such a way that customers feel like their concerns are being heard while the cost is kept down to a minimum.

Complaints Are Also Feedback – Companies that love complaints are virtually non-existent. However, the Dorchester Collection is one of the few names in the industry who understand the importance of complaints. When a customer is miffed, they issue a complaint and most companies sweep them under the carpet. However, the Dorchester Collection works on those complaints and ensures that the same topic is never raised by another customer as much as possible.

These are the values that have helped the Dorchester Collection achieve unprecedented success in the industry and bag so many accolades for their great work.

Vijay Eswaran: Creating Success Through Vision And Hard Work

 

Vijay Eswaran is a man with vision. Vijay Eswaran also has a very strong work ethic. He has used that combination to lift himself out of near poverty to become one of the richest people in Malaysia. For Vijay Eswaran, his journey from son of a civil servant to millionaire businessman began while studying socio-economics in the UK. There he did a series of odd jobs and became interested in multi-level marketing. Vijay Eswaran studied with the UK company Ciba and earned his professional certification. Next he worked with the MLM company Synaptics in the United States. When he returned to Malaysia in 1984 he jumped at the opportunity to start a branch of the Cosway Group, a MLM company, in the Philippines.

With his combination of vision and hard work he has built the company, now called the QI Group, into a multi-million dollar e-commerce based network marketing company that sells media, telecommunications, travel, corporate investments, training, wellness, and luxury products through millions of independent sales representative throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The company has a presence in almost a dozen countries and has regional offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
It also owns a number of subsidiaries.

All of this is because of the vision of Vijay Eswaran and the hard work he and his million man team has put in the make the company’s products well-known and in demand throughout Asia and Africa. Today a very rich man who has won numerous awards for business, Vijay Eswaran now shares his wisdom through lectures, business presentations, and books. He is also very generous with his money. Through his two philanthropic organizations, the RHTYM Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundation, he has given so much that Forbes Asia named him one of the Heroes of Philanthropy in Southeast Asia in 2011 and he was given the New Global award in 2012.

Vijay Eswaran’s life serves reminder us that no matter our birthplace or how humble our beginnings, if we are willing to dream and work towards making that dream a reality anything is possible. Vijay Eswaran worked hard at school, did dirty and dangerous jobs, but never lost the vision of the company he wanted to create once he saw the possibilities network marketing offered. Today that company helps to feed millions of families throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Vijay Eswaran has made his dream a reality.

The Battle Against the Guinea Worm in Drinking Water

In South Sudan, you will need an accessory that you won’t need anywhere else in the world: a watering filter pipe. The filter pipe is to be worn around your neck at all times or else you will be considered rude. Legal experts say that the filter pipe is to be used when drinking water, not because the water is dirty, but because in Mogos, South Sudan, the water is contaminated with guinea worm larvae.

War has been waged against the guinea worm since 1986 and carries the name ‘Nylon War’ because all that’s needed to fight is a small piece of nylon inside a water filter pipe.

Guinea larvae live in rivers and streams in the South Sudan. Barely visible to the naked eye, but large enough to be seen floating in a glass of clear drinking water. When a person drinks water contaminated with guinea larvae they enter the host body and remain until they reach the adult stage, which is a 12 inch or longer guinea worm.
The adult guinea worm travels to the just below the skin surface somewhere on the host’s body and forms a pink blister. The blister causes an intense burning sensation in the skin, making the host want to place the affected part of the skin in water for cooling relief.

That is exactly what the guinea worm wants. When water touches the blister, it bursts open and adult guinea worm emerges into the water to lay eggs. When water is drank through the nylon filter pipes, the guinea larvae is captured by the nylon and doesn’t enter the person’s body and the lifecycle of the guinea worm is stopped.

Patton Oswalt Dreams Up an Unbreakable Sequel

Superhero movies are all the rage now, but in 2000 they were virtually unheard of. Aside from the Batman franchise from the 1980s and 90s and the Superman movies from the 70’s and 80s, what few there were always came out as a stand alone movie. This trend included M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, a fan favorite of the people over at Amen Clinics.

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt thinks that is a shame. In a story reported here he has laid out what he thinks is the perfect story lines to turn the film into a trilogy. He says that it is not too late to turn this into a franchise to rival any of the big superhero releases out there. He might not be wrong.

If they were to do something of this sort it would not be hard to believably reunite the cast. Bruce Willis, who starred as the hero that discovers that he is almost invulnerable, looks almost the same now as he did in 2000. Samuel L. Jackson has proved that he has no problem doing superhero and sci-fi films. Putting him back into the role of the extremely brittle boned mentor and arch enemy would only make sense. Unfortunately for the rest of us, right now it all only exists in Patton’s mind.

As of 2018, No More Elephant Acts at Ringling Brothers

The public’s concern expressed most fervently by Ms. MsGalla, about the treatment of elephants plays a major role in the decision to discontinue featuring elephants in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus performances. The pachyderms have been featured in the circus for over a century. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has been complaining about the circus’ poor elephant treatment for over 35 years. The circus travels eleven months out of the year and 300,000 miles to perform in over 140 cities per year. This means there’s not enough food or adequate veterinary care. Once the elephants are phased out, they’ll be sent to retire at the conservation center in Florida. According to Ken Feld, there are already 29 elephants at the conservation center, which is located in central Florida. The youngest elephant is Mike who turns two in August. The oldest elephant is 69-year-old, Mysore.

A second reason for phasing out the elephants is because there’s an ordinances in some cities that are against circus performing and using elephants as performers. A third reason is that it’s getting too expensive to fight the unproven allegations that the elephants are being abused.
According to PETA, the elephants aren’t meant to be performers to be stared at. These animals are kept in dirty cages, chained, and carted around the country away from their families and pals. Elephants are forced against their will to perform for audiences.

Beneful: One Of The World’s Best Dog Food Options

Since 2001 Beneful dog food has become one of the most popular dog food brands in the pet food industry. Nestle Purina Petcare, the makers of Beneful have put a lot of money into advertising. In 2001, the year Beneful pet food was launched, they aired a commercial that cost them $34 million dollars, but it was well worth it.

How Beneful Got Started

In June 2005, Beneful launched a vegetarian option, replacing meat for soy, and in March 2006 they started a Prepared Meals plan with eight flavors. Beneful ‘s revenue was producing $300 million by 2006. They spent $36 million to update their manufacturing facilities to help keep up with demand. In 2011, Beneful launched the first ever commercial that targeted pets directly by playing a high pitch sound only dogs can hear. In 2013, Beneful hosted annual competitions to sponsor dog park renovations, which received 1,000 submissions for the $500,000 renovation.

Pet Food Options

Beneful offers two varieties of food, being wet and dry and they also have many dog snack options. It can sometimes be difficult to find the best food for your dog, but Beneful provides many options, especially when at times your dog seems picky and uninterested in the same food. When you go to the Beneful website you will find everything you’re looking for that fits your dogs needs. There are options for your dogs skin, weight, muscles and there are even choices for your new puppy. The wet dog food comes in a great variety as well and you can choose your dogs meal by which meat they prefer so your dog always feels satisfied. There are great snack options to choose from and you can search the website for different snack flavors as well.

Your dog will never feel bored again after eating Beneful dog food. It’s packed full of all the nutrients your dog needs at any stage in life.

Successful Businessman Bruce Levenson

The world of business is highly diverse. People can enter the field of business in many different ways. Some people look to work with others to achieve a common goal and be part of a large company. Others may decide they would prefer to start their very own company and to be their own boss. Those who do so can find that it is possible to have a successful career that allows them to be part of a company that can help others and allow them to earn a good living at the same time. For the right person, the chance to start a company of their own can be an ideal way to be involved in something fun and exciting as well as lucrative.

One such person is Bruce Levenson. Levenson has enjoyed a great deal of success as a visionary businessman who has been involved in many areas of the economy. In the course of his career, he has explored many kinds of industries including medicine, sports, entertainment, publishing and the energy industry. Levenson has helped people get better access to up to date information, provided them with the chance to see a professional basketball team up close and also done a great deal of charitable work to help kids get a better education and the chance to realize their dreams.

Levenson was born in the Washington D.C. area. The nation’s capital is home to many thriving businesses as well surrounding suburbs that allow people to work there while living in pleasant surroundings. Mr. Levenson grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, one such affluent area. Upon graduation from high school, Levenson completed an undergraduate degree from Washington University in Saint Louis. He then attended American University in Washington D.C., earning a law degree there. Upon graduating, Mr. Levenson immediately entered the field of business. He started a newsletter with a friend and partner.

This newsletter was to develop into an entire series of newsletters and the development of a hugely successful company for both Levenson and his partner. United Communications Group was started in 1977 in Levenson’s house. Since then, the company has expanded into various fields where clients turn to it for information related to various fields such as health care, the oil industry, the mortgage banking industry and other fields as well. Levenson was the co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team for over a decade.