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About Alex Finard

Alex, a mother of two, is an experienced journalist and a talented writer . She enjoys reading as well as writing, and enjoys vigorous long walks. Alex writes on anything and everything related to beauty, health and nutrition advice and studies, based on information provided by experts in these fields.

Montclair Art Museum Presents “Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families”

– The Montclair Art Museum will host “Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families,” a touring photo-text display created by the award-winning Family Diversity Projects of Amherst, Massachusetts.  The show will be on view September 24November 17, 2010, in the Children’s Arcade, on the first floor of the Museum.

We have all encountered the standard demographic survey with its instructions to “Check one: African-American, Hispanic, White,” and so on. But for those who do not fall neatly into any of these categories, there is only the least inclusive, most alienating category “Other.” To spotlight and celebrate the ever-growing diversity of the American family, photographer Gigi Kaeser and writer Peggy Gillespie, Amherst, Mass., have created this ambitious, award-winning exhibition. Of Many Colors has visited universities, public schools (K-12), houses of worship, community centers, galleries, museums, and conferences since 1994. Of Many Colors tells the stories of 20 families who have bridged the racial divide through interracial relationships or adoption. In a world where race is considered by many to be a formidable barrier between people, the families in this exhibition are celebrated as 20th-century pioneers willing to risk disapproval and misunderstanding to find richness and value in diversity. These families have much to say about the most intimate form of integration: family love.

The book, Of Many Colors, has been published by the University of Massachusetts Press

(with a foreword by Teaching Tolerance magazine editor Glenda Valentine). The book

includes complete text and photographs of over 20 families along with a comprehensive diversity resource guide. Internet browsers can view images, interviews, and other information about the Of Many Colors exhibition and book at

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The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) presents exhibitions and programs that reflect its collection of historic and contemporary American and Native American art. MAM’s Yard School of Art offers classes for people of all ages.

IRS Unfiled Taxes- Have You Not Filed Taxes for Years? – Does That Describe You?

– DWK’s Enrolled Agents prepared tax returns will usually significantly reduce your IRS Tax Debt for the IRS Unfiled Tax Returns years.

Many problems occur when you have Unfiled Tax Returns for both the IRS and State. Unfiled Tax Returns may be construed as a criminal act by the IRS. The IRS may view you as a “Tax Protester”. You certainly do not want that to happen to you.

The IRS estimates that approximately 10 million taxpayers fail to submit their unfiled tax returns each year. Delinquent unfiled tax returns are often more closely examined by the IRS. When filing delinquent, unfiled tax returns it is important to move quickly and correctly, and to follow IRS guidelines for “voluntary compliance.”

In response, the IRS created a joint task force of revenue agents and Tax auditors from the IRS

Examination Division, revenue officers from the Collection Division, and special agents from the Criminal Investigation Division to locate non-filers and secure compliance with filing requirements. The IRS has substantially increased its budget for technology that will enable it to find and pursue taxpayers who fail to regularly file their tax returns.

The IRS Information Reporting System (IRP) is a multi-task system and contains a subsystem aimed at the discovery of under-reporting of income and taxpayers who have not filed their required tax returns. This subsystem is the backbone of the IRS effort to identify and locate non-filers. If you have not filed all required tax returns, and have not yet been discovered by the IRS, the time to act is now. If you fail to act now, the IRS is almost certain to knock on your door in the future.


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Digital Marketing Agency Ingenex Launches New Website for Cranbrook Institute of Science

– Ann Arbor, Mich. – Digital Marketing Agency, Ingenex has designed and built a new website for the Cranbrook Institute of Science. In addition to the new website, Ingenex donated its services to build out social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube to support the Cranbrook Institute of Science social media efforts.

The new Cranbrook Institute of Science website, built on the Drupal content management system, incorporates a fresh new design, e-commerce functionality, social media integration and search engine optimized content and pages from Ingenex Digital Marketing.  The goal of the new website is to help the Cranbrook Institute of Science better connect with its members and the metro Detroit community as a whole.

“Our hope is the new website for the Cranbrook Institute of Science, along with the social media marketing we are doing for them, will help them connect better with Upper Midwest families who are looking for the best museum and science experience.  The Cranbrook Institute of Science is really an amazing place,” said Ingenex Chief Executive Officer Derek Mehraban.

The new Cranbrook Institute of Science website features a refreshed user interface, with images and features to help bring the museum to life right on your screen.  Visitors from around the upper midwest area can learn about all the educational programs happening at the museum, interact with the site’s social media elements, plan a museum field trip or make donations online.  To supplement the website, Ingenex implemented a search engine optimization strategy to help improve the site’s rankings in the major search engines and make the museum more visible on Google, Yahoo and Bing.  

“The team at Ingenex did an incredible job of exceeding our expectations and delivering on what they promised for our website and social media marketing,” said Cranbrook Institute of Science Director Michael Stafford.  “We are confident that our improved website and social media presence will help us offer an even more satisfying experience to the thousands of families who visit us every year.”

The Cranbrook Institute of Science is part of the internationally renowned Cranbrook Educational Community located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It was founded in 1930 by Detroit philanthropists George and Ellen Boothand and remains Michigan’s only science and natural history museum. Cranbrook currently boasts 11 permanent exhibits displaying interconnectedness in nature. The museum also houses a state-of-the-art planetarium, changing exhibition halls, outdoor science garden, an observatory, nature trials and a nature center.

Visit the new Cranbrook Institute of Science website at  

Ingenex Digital Marketing specializes in delivering digital solutions and measurable results through web design, search engine optimization, digital public relations, social media and web analytics. Ingenex serves a national client base in the digital marketing world and helps companies embrace the Internet and grow their businesses on a daily basis.

For more information on Ingenex Digital Marketing visit or call (734) 272-4698.

About Ingenex Digital Marketing

Ingenex Digital Marketing, based in Ann Arbor, is an Internet marketing agency delivering marketing solutions for a digital world. Ingenex focuses on producing results through social media marketing, web design, SEO, SEM, Internet marketing, digital public relations, and web analytics.

About the Cranbrook Institute of Science The Cranbrook Institute of Science is part of the internationally renowned Cranbrook Educational Community located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.    Founded in 1930, Cranbrook Institute of Science is Michigan’s only science and natural history museum. The museum’s mission is to foster in its patrons an ardor for lifelong learning. Highlights include: 11 permanent exhibits, state-of-the-art planetarium, an observatory and nature center.


Eric Rodriguez, Client Services Manager

Ingenex Digital Marketing

(734) 272-4698

SPPA Completes Promotional Products Tradeshow in Birmingham with Huge Support

– The Sunbelt Promotional Products Association (SPPA) completed a tremendously successful tradeshow September 18th in Birmingham, Alabama at the brand new Embassy Suites hotel.  The exhibit hall was sold out weeks before the show.  SPPA provided several overflow booths outside the ballroom to accommodate additional exhibits.  

The morning session featured Dennis Shaw, CAS, instructing a full room on tips and strategies to boost business.  This was followed by the opening of the tradeshow themed “Let the Good Times Roll”.  59 exhibitors were visited by over 200 distributors and sales people in the promotional products industry.  Participants were thrilled with the convenience of the new venue, and the layout of the exhibit hall and registration area, as well as the easy access to the facility.

SPPA is traveling this week, bringing their shows to Mississippi and Louisiana for the first time in many years.  Room shows will be held with over 20 exhibitors on September 22nd at the Embassy Suites in Jackson/Ridgeland, Mississippi and September 24th at the Residence Inn Towne Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Suppliers will display their latest products and distribute catalogs to Distributors from the local areas.  

SPPA is a member-driven organization delivering quality education, trade shows, networking forums and friendship to promotional product professionals in the southeast, primarily those located in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the panhandle of Florida.  SPPA was formed to advance the image of promotional products and their use in the Sunbelt marketplace; promote the highest standards of business among its members and the promotional products industry in general; and create a meeting place for education, idea exchange, and friendship among Suppliers and Distributors.

Registration and additional details are available at SPPA is managed by Prime Management Services,, who plans international conferences, trade shows, and events; and provides marketing, bookkeeping, publications, and membership management for non profit association, societies and trade organizations.

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Prime Management Services plans international conferences, trade shows, and events; and provides marketing, bookkeeping, publications, and membership management for non profit association, societies and trade organizations.

Now Micro welcomes Robert Wakefield as the Director of Technical Services

– Now Micro, a leader in delivering cutting-edge technology solutions and services, is excited to announce and welcome Robert Wakefield as the Director of Technical Sales. Wakefield will support Now Micro’s sales and technical efforts at the design, planning and implementation level in the areas of storage, Virtualization and Enterprise Architecture.

Wakefield will be responsible for determining the overall direction and success of the Professional Services group to extend the already broad reach in our existing customer base, as well as identifying new and emerging markets.

Wakefield joins the Now Micro team from Minnetonka Public Schools where he served as the Network Security Specialist. In this role, he was responsible for creating and maintaining the district’s disaster recovery plan; implementing a VDI environment using VMware; handling corporate antivirus and incident response; and managing system security planning. Before serving as the Network Security Specialist, he was also the Network Systems Specialist, the Network Operations Specialist and the Field Technician.

With over 5 years of high level technical experience, Wakefield has extensive knowledge of numerous operating systems, networking and software services including VMware. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at ITT Tech teaching courses on Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems, Microsoft Network Operating Systems and WAN Technology.

“We are very excited to welcome Robert to our team at Now Micro,” said Pat Finn, President of Now Micro. “He will bring extensive technical knowledge of enterprise planning, Virtualization, system security and disaster recovery to our sales group, and broaden our offering to our customers.”

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About Now Micro

Now Micro delivers cutting- edge technology solutions & services to government, education, & corporate clients, as well as vertically focused OEMs. Now Micro offers design & configuration services for application-specific markets like video surveillance & digital signage.

Now Micro’s technology solutions include partnerships with the most recognized manufacturers of desktop, notebook, server, & storage systems like HP, Lenovo, Dell, Panasonic, & Toshiba. Now Micro also specializes in providing tailor-made solutions under the Frontier Systems brand name.

Now Micro is focused on supporting our clients with a full range of services including: consultation, integration, installation, break fix, disposal & managed services. With Now Micro’s help, organizations are able to streamline procurement, installation, support, & disposal of technology.

Get more Now Micro news and information by following @nowmicro on Twitter or become a fan of Now Micro on Facebook.

Type of security risks of Oracle database

– Database security is major issue in global market. OLTP database is needed to take care by expert and high experienced DBA.

Internet banking and online financial databases are having potential risk from hackers. Hackers are trying to steal or grab data from database if they know security black holes. Database vendor ships database software with bugs. Hackers are always exposing those bugs. These bugs are becoming back entrance of database. If we don’t care about those bugs and don’t know about security black holes of database then we can’t able to survive our database from hackers. Oracle database should be needed to protect by high expert Oracle DBA. The expert Oracle DBA who knows how to protect database from this kind of security holes and Advanced Exploitation & know very well how to hide those.

It is not single reason to secure Oracle database. But there are lot of another reason are affecting on security of Oracle database. Oracle database should need to protect from internal and company’s employees also. This risk level is also maximum when any employee or former employee or any other resource whose directly or indirectly connected to company’s access. This resource can be able to theft data from Oracle database because access is easy to get and they can able to touch database directly without using any internet.

Means tight security is most needing factor for Oracle database. Size of database is expanding due to high number of customers involving and accessing Oracle database using internet. Netbanking is biggest gift of high technical world. People can be access own data from anywhere and anytime. If database is containing more sensitive data and financial data then high security is definitely needed.

For maintaining security of Oracle database we need high qualify and experience technical staff. Especially Oracle database is being administrated and managed by Oracle DBAs. Then special expertise is needed to secure Oracle database for Oracle DBAs.

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