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Jesters – Not Anyone’s Fools

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A jester or fool was a type of entertainer and archetype in Medieval Europe, similar to a modern clown or comedian. With their colorful, eccentric outfits and repertoire of juggling, acrobatics and wit, jesters were a favorite of commoners and noblemen alike. Jesters were commonly travelling minstrels and acrobats, performing at village fairs and festivals. Those who were especially lucky or talented would be hired as court jesters, becoming a regular fixture of a noble or royal court. They would perform tricks, sing fables and satirize daily court life in front of the upper class. Court jesters were granted special privileges, and were allowed to speak in a way that other commoners were forbidden to. With this license to offend, court jesters served as a “voice of the people” in a culture with rigid social barriers. A court jester could openly mock and satirize their social betters without consequence, and were often favored by their lords as trusted advisors who could always speak their minds. Queen Elizabeth I is recorded as having scolding her court jester for not being harsh enough on her. A successful jester had to be skilled in both physical acts and possess a quick wit and knack for singing and storytelling. Jester performances were usually a mix of juggling, acrobatics and magic shows combined with fables, songs, jokes and political commentaries. There was no fixed costume for a jester, but costume usually involved loud, motley colours, bells and baubles and a ...
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What to look for in a document storage company

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In the modern world, there is an increasing need to store your information safely. The risk of losing information is high, and people are looking for better storage options for your data. However, before you choose a place where you can store your documents, you have to keep in mind that it is a long term decision, and it could affect you immensely. Therefore, it is important that you consider the most important factors, that need to be considered when choosing your storage partner. The main factors to consider have been provided below. 1. Proven track record The document storage company that you choose should be one that has a clean slate. It is important that you find out as much as you can about the company you choose, on the basis of its life; it is important that you find out how long it has been in operation, its track record, the things that they have accomplished, how they have grown, their development, and the relationship they hold with their existing customers. These are all important factors to consider when you choose your document storage company. You would always be better off with a company that has been clean in its dealings, rather than one that has a bad past, even if it was a small mistake. 2. Security One of the most important factors to consider, when choosing you document storage company, is the measures that they take to ensure that your information is safe. The main reason, as to why you choose a document storage company is to keep your do...
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Wall Cladding from Austech External Building Products Queensland

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Enviroshield wall cladding supplied by Austech External Building Products Queensland is the new generation of vinyl wall cladding, offering realistic woodgrain texture and colours replicating the appeal of cedar. Enviroshield Exterior vinyl wall cladding, never needs painting so you can enjoy the look of real timber for years, with none of the maintenance. Austech Enviroshield vinyl wall cladding is perfect for any home building, constructions, renovations and extensions. Austech Queensland supplies all wall cladding components and tools required to complete your job. Engineered components to suit our product capturing the look of custom made corner posts and window surrounds. Enviroshield offers a palette of 12 modern colours using “colour-through” process which hides scratches, fade resistant and enduring colour retention. Enviroshield vinyl wall cladding also comes in vertical profile designed for the soffit used for the eaves of any house or structure. The soffit or eave vertical board measurements are 3.66m x 255mm making it very easy to install. Soffit vertical cladding is also available in solid panels with or without insulation and a range of colours, perfectly matched to complement or contrast with all Austech Enviroshield wall cladding. Austech Queensland has Dulux colour codes to match Enviroshield cladding, to assist with the colour designs of the property. Austech Enviroshield vinyl wall cladding is engineered to the toughest conditio...
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Moodle Extends its Network of Certified Service Providers with New Australian Moodle Partner, My Learning Space

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Moodle, the world’s open source learning platform, today announces My Learning Space as a Certified Moodle Partner. The Australian based e-learning company provides expert services including managed hosting, support, training, consultancy, customisation and educational content. As a Moodle Partner, My Learning Space is certified to provide Moodle services to its customers, and in doing so is financially supporting the ongoing development of Moodle. “We’re passionate about Moodle and have been championing its benefits for more than a decade” commented Chad Outten, Founder and Director of My Learning Space. “Moodle positively impacts the education of many individuals, communities and organisations around the world. Becoming a certified Moodle Partner enables us to help improve the quality of learning in Australian organisations meanwhile contribute royalties and ideas toward future Moodle development.” On the joining of My Learning Space to the Moodle Partner network, Martin Dougiamas, Founder and CEO of Moodle said "We're thrilled to begin this new partnership with My Learning Space. They have a depth of experience in online training and have been dedicated to the Moodle project for some time. We are looking forward to a long working relationship of helping each other to serve Moodle users in Australia". The addition of My Learning Space to the Moodle Partner network demonstrates their dedication to Moodle and providing their customers with high quality e-learning solutions...
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Yamba Holiday Accommodation

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Nowadays, more and more people are busy with their hectic schedules. They have to work extra hours just to provide for their family o. Because of this, they also become afflicted with a wide range of stress related health conditions that are sometimes impossible to treat. More often than not, what they only need is a few days to unwind and relax. Yamba Holiday Accommodation: The Perfect Time to Relax For those who are not aware, the sun’s rays can be a wonderful endorphin booster. That's why, if you really want to enjoy your holiday to the fullest, you should consider going to a sunny place that has a great climate all year round. For that, we highly recommend going to Yamba-- a beautiful coastal town located in Northern New South Wales, Australia. It's a wonderful town with perfect weather that has become one of the most cherished and regularly visited tourism locations in Australia. Tourists would agree that Yamba has a lot to offer, but even the locals feel blessed because they have the privilege of waking up to a great sunrise and being able to enjoy different exciting activities under the sun. Yamba has received the title of being Australia’s best town a number of times due to its outstanding weather and abundance of tourist attractions. That's why it's the perfect spot for those who are thinking of a location for their upcoming holiday. Perfect for Everyone Truth be told, it doesn't really matter if you'll visit the place on your own, or go here w...
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New Generation Student Enrolment Platform Launched by Brisbane Firm

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (PRWEB) OCTOBER 12, 2015 Brisbane-based 1Enrol Pty Ltd today announced the release of its innovative enrolment and CRM platform specifically designed for international educational institutions and education agents to help streamline the entire lead-to-revenue lifecycle. The cloud based application is tailored to the use of admin and marketing departments in schools and agencies. 1Enrol, which has been in development for the past three years, is aimed at schools and agents of all sizes, from a single user to large multi-location groups and is fully 'scalable' to meet the needs of every business no matter its size or structure. Jose de Andrade, 1Enrol co-founder and veteran entrepreneur in the international education sector commented: "This is a very exciting development in the industry. 1Enrol is advancing the productivity and service capability of thousands of independent educational organisations internationally. The result will lead to better service and value for students around the world". The multi-billion dollar private education sector has long lagged behind other industry segments when it comes to process automation, uptake of cloud based technology and CRM best practice. This is due largely due to the lack of a solution specifically designed to meet the unique industry needs. Not only is 1Enrol designed to manage the wealth and complexity of information schools and agents need to process and exchange when completing the student enrolment proces...
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