Kodor Electronics gives a boost to the digital cinema initiative today with the release of the KodeKey Professional Zip Platform for Windows and Mac OS X computer systems.

Movie studios are expected to make wide investments in digital cinema upgrades in 2009 following a ten-year research and development period starting with the 1999 digital release of Walt Disney Pictures Bicentennial Man. Digital films are packaged and distributed using an industry standard specification called the Digital Cinema Package (DCP). Part of the DCP specification is the digital film MXF container that can range in single file sizes of 60GB to 500GB. Today, digital films are delivered by hard drive or satellite data transmission using fulfillment services from companies like Technicolor, Kodak, and Deluxe. Legacy celluloid reel manufacturing and distribution costs movie studios up to $1500 a print per theater. Digital distribution provides a dramatic drop in initial distribution investment for movie studios but has proven to be a bit costly due to hard drive delivery and expensive satellite rental time. The cost savings reserved from digital versus celluloid distribution is planned for investments into digital projector upgrades for theater vendors by the movie studios.

Delivering a system with an average per film distribution cost of $70, the KodeKey Zip technology is an online powered zip format that replaces the internal data storage of a traditional zip file with the cloud storage infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services S3 platform. By using an upload and download manager, the format can manage hundreds of gigabytes of data in a zip file less than 1 kilobyte in size per movie.

Optionally, the format can create 1,344,000-bit password certificates to add additional access protection as an accessory to KDM encryption keys sent to theater vendors to unlock playback rights for MXF containers.

Broadband delivery of digital films has been a challenge in the past due to poor TCP connections and poor designs of online storage servers required to handle single file sizes above 5GB. KodeKey Zip has been tested and approved for up to 1TB of single file archiving validated by rigorous 12-mode hash string calculation certification.

“KodeKey Zip has been designed to easily deliver 300GB digital films as an e-mail attachment to thousands of theaters simultaneously”, says inventor and Chairman William G. Blanchard, “We are honored to work with the digital film initiative and look forward to provide support to the digital movie industry worldwide.”

Indian art is of great essential significance in harmony to its civilization and legacy.
Art is a mixture of different types and styles; it modifies its phases, as the paint brush comes in the hands of diverse painters belonging to wide areas in world, having different background, sense of style.
In the present time the modern and figurative art form is of high demand not only in India but also in foreign countries. Modern form of painting is the outcome of the creativeness plus experimentation that the stalwarts of art have started.

Indian contemporary Art introduced in 21st century is a wide-range art. It ranges and has made his mark from the exclusive business empires offices, royal classes, to the houses of the middle-class art lovers. Indian art can be categorized variedly based on many criteria, one of them is medium. In which the artist is classified as oil painting artist, acrylic painting artist, water color painters and many more.
But this should not be the main criterion, as in 21st century painting artist do not work on any single pattern, they have a versatility in them to experiment new shades altogether.
The other way in which artists are classifieds is the place to which they belong i.e. their origin.
On the other hand most of the artists keep on moving from one place to another. They do not do not append their artwork with any typical school of art.

Indian contemporary artists take their insight from a mixture of sources and styles; Indian Artwork has still maintains its separate style and flavor. It has the capacity to merge the new style of art in it.
Indian contemporary art has won applause from all over the world. An unbelievable variety and originality is present in the Indian art. The contemporary Indian art is an ideal intermingle of Indian culture, history, religious beliefs, philosophy and diversity. This art form is day by day becoming more popular and famous all over the world. It has a great demand in the art market.

India has many famous contemporary artist added to its list. Their style of painting is a much of high class superiority, for the upper class people. Its a smooth, shinny; glossy style showcasing the wide range of variety. In this growing contemporary style modern materials are also used to give it a new edge. Natural fabric material like wool, cotton, silk, linen is used. These contemporary artist has the art to impress you with there brilliance and imaginative values.

Sohan Jakhar, a Famous Indian contemporary Artist from Jaipur focused on traditional style of painting, despite dealing with contemporary subjects like sports and public transports, his paintings carry a flavor that exemplifies the rich Rajasthan heritage. His art is a visual projection of stimulated memories from part and present.

But there are marked differences between how everyday people like you and me go on a diet compared to how the celebrities do it. There are also reasons why some of these celebrity diets do not work as well when used by non-celebrities.

Celebrities have incentives to lose weight since their careers and their million-dollar contracts depend a great deal on their physical appearance, or at least, according to how Hollywood defines physical beauty. Regular people do not have the same budget for a fitness or diet program. Quite obviously, regular people are not paid a single cent to lose weight — maybe except for those people who join weight reduction contests on television.

Celebrities often spend thousands of dollars to hire their own personal trainer, personal chef, nutritionist, and other support staff. These support staff monitor and motivate the celebrities to follow their fitness routines and diet plan. Regular people usually workout on their own or just receive a few instructions during the first few days at the gym.

So then, what can non-celebrities do to lose those extra pounds?

One good alternative is to visit a doctor and ask for information about the use of a weight loss pill. Aside from doing regular exercise and cutting down on fat and sugar, a serious weight watcher can get a prescription for a weight loss pill that helps reduce the absorption of fat in the intestines. Whenever we eat food with large amounts of fat or sugar, these are absorbed by the body through the intestines. People with irregular schedules or no exercise at all tend to retain the fat and sugars in their bodies. Having no opportunity to shed the excess fat, these people eventually gain weight by having no control over the amount and content of food they consume.

A weight loss pill is usually taken after every meal and, thus, is very convenient to use. A common ingredient found in a weight loss diet pill is called Orlistat. Orlistat is usually sold under the brand name Xenical. Other preparations that offer the same effect are available in the market. However, the best weight loss pill is really a person’s motivation. No fitness fad or rapid weight loss pill will work if a weight watcher is not motivated enough to exercise daily and not disciplined enough follow a sensible eating plan.

Indeed, not everybody was born to become a Hollywood superstar. But everyone can manage how and what they eat. Not all people have the opportunity to have a seven-figure salary or become famous around the world. But everyone can set aside time to exercise and keep one’s self fit. By keeping fit, we all can be stars in terms of our health.

In this competitive era, no one could deny the importance of key business meetings. This calls for the need of having a quality boardroom or meeting room. Since, it is a place where important business decisions are made besides dealing with key clients and suppliers, thus value of this area should be not be under-estimated.

So, if you are looking to impress your clients, partners and potential hires then to make that first good impression, your office interiors especially the meeting room and the boardroom need to display a professional atmosphere. This would certainly impress any outsider who may wish to do business with the company.

A Quality Boardroom or Meeting Room should present something of the eminence of the company it belongs to, plus much more.As important decisions regarding your company’s future are made in meeting rooms, it is extremely important that this room presents a stylish, formal and high classed image. A suitable conference room or boardroom interior design requires having the right kind of furniture. In fact, your boardroom doesn’t require expensive items to be ornamented with. All what is required is a boardroom table and chairs, along with the proper lighting that are both useful as well as appealing.

There are many things that you require keeping in mind before you select appropriate furniture for your boardroom or meeting room. Since, meetings can go on for long hours, it is necessary that the chairs should be comfortable. Furniture’s that are in bad condition or are uncomfortable will fail to impress the clients resulting in complaints and even loss of important business deals.

Yet another thing that should be given due consideration is the maintenance of these furniture’s. It is therefore necessary to purchase furniture’s which could easily cleaned and maintained. You got to remember that dirty furniture will portray a wrongand careless image, something which could possibly tarnish the image as well as the success of your business. Besides the furniture, your meeting and boardroom should be equipped with most advanced audio-video and lighting technology available.Moreover, to realize the fullvalue of such a room, its presentation system mustamalgamimpeccably with the room’s furniture andinterior design and should easily be operated by executives with minimal training.

Attaining the most effective design for a meeting room space requires more than just arranging a few chairs and a table into a room. In fact, the design should promote right ambience for enabling relaxed conversation and developmental flow of ideas to win the best deals for any company.

Dev is a freelance writer, who has got an exemplary command over language. He is an expert in real estate and properties and thus, his article base includes detailed work on meeting rooms, office space and serviced office. His articles on these respective topics carry apt information.

Our skin is always exposed to heat, cold and other environmental changes, so it is very important to take care of it. In this article we have included various natural skin tonics for you that are homemade but are very useful to nourish your skin.

Skin tonics have two effects on your skin after cleansing.

They remove the last trace of cleansing milk or cream.
They help to restore the skins natural proactive mantle.

However oily your skin is, I would not recommend you to use skin tonic containing alcohol (often called astringent). I find these strips away the skins natural protective barrier and with prolonged use can sensitize the skin or cause irritation.

There are lots of commercially available skin tonics but below I have given some ideas for homemade skin tonics using beneficial aromatherapy oils. By the way rose water and orange flower water can be bought at most good chemists.

As with the cleansers the ratio is two drops of aromatherapy oil to fl oz (100 ml) of toner, either used singly or in combination.

For normal skin – Add lavender, rose or neroli to rosewater or orange flower water.

For oily skin – Add lemon, lavender, bergamot, juniper or ylang-ylang to which hazel.

For acne/ pimples – Add rose, ylang-ylang, geranium or camomile to rosewater.

For hyper-sensitive skin – Add camomile, neroli, jasmine or rose to orange flower water.

As with cleansers all skin toners are kindest when applied to your skin with damp cotton wool. Gently wipe all over the face and neck, paying careful attention to the creases around your chin. If necessary, repeat once more.

Have a gorgeous and glowing skin naturally with homemade skin tonics!

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

The beautiful semi-precious stone Agate is one of mans earliest possessions and we see evidence of this as far back as the Stone Age and it was at this time used to make arrow heads, and spears and pieces of this stone have been unearthed from Stone Age graves.

The Egyptians and the Mesopotamians were the first people to use Agate totally for its aesthetic qualities. This semi-precious stone was used to create pieces of handmade jewellery such as pendants, rings, beads and other ornamental ornaments and bowls and drinking vessels.

The Sumerians are the first people that started to distinguish common minerals found to precious stones and these were the first culture that gave these stones other attributes and was thought that it was worn the wearer would be favoured by the gods so this is why we see lots of evidence of Agate jewellery being worn.

Agate is the term that we give to chalcedony and this is what gives this lovely natural semi-precious stone its characteristics and lovely distinctive layers and curved bands. There are many different types of Agate and it comes in many stunning colours and types like Moss Agate, Blue Lace Agate and landscape agate are just a few.

Because this stone is found in so many natural colours it is a dream for jewellery makers to use to create there unusual pieces of handcrafted jewellery. It is a hard stone so it is easy to cut into beads and pendants and because of the lovely natural markings large pieces that have been polished can look beautiful unset and used as a pendant or set and used as a focal point for unique and unusual jewellery designs.

The Romans believed that anyone that was to wear Agate would be invisible and this is why it was worn by soldiers when they went to war. If the colour of the Agate was the same as a lions skin it had the power to cure scorpion bites and yellow Agate was one of the favourite colours of the Romans as this was said to provide courage and strength and good luck pieces of handmade jewellery were worn by the gladiators and pieces were set in their swords and shields.

This natural stone can be found in many antique and vintage pieces of handmade jewellery and it was a very popular stone placed in Art Deco jewellery. Because this stone is found in abundance it is relatively cheap so you will find many jewellery designs that have been set with this stone and jewellery designers today still use Agate to create their modern and contemporary designs.

The natural banded colours in this stone give the modern jewellery designer inspiration to create unusual designs and many fashion designers use this colourful stone in their latest fashion designs

Commonly asked questions by people learning about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) are –

What is guided discovery?
Is it about the therapist directing the client?
Is Socratic dialogue the same thing as guided discovery?
How do I offer guided discovery?

One thing for sure, is that the concept often feels overwhelming when we first try this type of approach.

My view point is that, guided discovery, can be one of the most beneficial interventions used within CBT. In a nut-shell, guided discovery is a process that a therapist uses to help his or her client reflect on the way that they process information. Through the processes of answering questions or reflecting on thinking processes, a range of alternative thinking is opened up for each client. This alternative thinking forms the blueprint for changing perceptions and behaviours.

Essentially, it could be suggested that a client approaching a CBT therapist is initially functioning at a mindless level. This is not to say that a client is ignorant or not able to think. Rather, that the client has a range of automatic cognitive processes that are being allowed to run without intervention. Some of these thinking processes may have been developed in childhood, while others may directly result from an immediate mood state.

A useful analogy for guided discovery is to think about going to an opticians for an eye test. The optician may initially put a contraption on their clients head with a range of lenses on it. Initially, their clients cannot see through this contraption very well (i.e., what they perceive is a blur). The optician then sets about gradually removing or replacing lenses, and after a while, through a process of trial and error (and feedback from the client) each individual begins to see more clearly.

Guided discovery works in exactly the same way as the above example. Except, instead of using optical lenses, the CBT therapist helps the client use lenses of perception. Perceiving information is a different way allows each client to access a range of choices in their life, ostensibly, to see their life through different lenses. When we view life in a different way our emotional reaction to events also shifts. These types of continued conscious re-evaluations in CBT are very important because they lay the foundations of future automatic thinking and make relapse less likely.