Golden tips to save your toner cartridge

 

It is always frustrating when the ink on cartridge got empty in the mid of printing. There are so many ways to protect your money by choosing the right toner cartridge. You may find most of the articles written on the application of various types of the toner cartridge to save your valuable money. Mostly three kinds of toner cartridge available to use. They are OEM, compatible and remanufactured type. But in this blog, we suggest you do best practice to save your toner cartridge.

1)    Change the resolution settings

When you purchase a new laser printer, you may find a default printing settings. These settings initially designed for optimal performance. Hence it requires the maximum use of resources and maximum use of toner. But when you use regular printing, you may find these initial settings not required for your case. Most the people even don’t know this fundamental difference of these settings. Better use correct resolution text and settings to optimize the proper use of toner. In this way, you can save money on toner. It is one of the safest and easiest methods to use your toner inefficient manner.

2)    Use grayscale printing

The requirement of color printing is almost nothing as compared to black & white print. But people purchase color printing by future probability. They think that they may come across the requirement of color printing in the future. If you are not a designer, artist or photographers, then I guess you don’t need color printers. If you are regular use black and white printing then always use grayscale printing setting to save toner cartridge. Black & white page requires more toner cartridge.

3)    Prefer toner saver mode

In every printer, there is the setting of toner saver mode. Better always work with toner saver mode. Most the people even don’t know how to use this toner saver mode application of printer. Toner saver mode provides you an additional way to save your toner cartridge.

4)    Reduce the print density

The modern printer has a lot of smart and useful settings. These settings will help you to save toner cartridge. One other setting is print density. When you print with is reducing the print density setting, then you may find your toner cartridge is saving. Reduce print density requires less color of toner.

5)    Change the fonts setting

If your document is not legal which don’t need any particular font and size, then better print with reduce font and size. It requires less toner material, thereby the additional way to save your toner cartridge. Legal and essential documents have constraints of pre-defined defined fonts and sizes. You can able to print a maximum page with reducing font size and types. I always recommend you to use Eco font, Times New Roman, and Garamond fonts to save up to 25% of the toner cartridge. May be above golden tips will really work for you.

 

 

Why choose diamond engagement and wedding rings for men?

 

At weddings and engagements, the use of diamond rings is very common. We all know that the girls love these rings, but no one has ever paid attention as to why boys too wear the same type of ring. Following are the reasons for which one should choose diamond engagement and wedding rings for men.

To match with his partner

If you go and ask any girl about her favourite types of ring, then the answer will definitely be the diamond ring. This is a very common and each man have this thing in their mind. So at their wedding or engagement day, they too prefer wearing these rings to match with their respective partner. This looks lovely. The trend is that the ring of the groom and the bride should look the same. This because of this reason that we see the couple rings on the jewelry shop. So, there is a necessity to buy diamond rings for men for their wedding and engagement days. If we talk about the quality then the diamond rings Auckland is the best.

Diamonds are valuable

Diamonds are very valuable and this is known to everybody in this world. There is the notion or we can say the trend that the groom’s ring comes from the bride’s family. So, if the family is gifting a ring to their son in law, they will certainly want to give the best. As mentioned earlier, there is nothing so valuable than diamonds in this world. This is the reason that they chose diamond rings for the groom for their wedding or engagement days.

Diamonds are the symbol of love and prosperity

As we all know that diamonds are the symbol of love and prosperity. This is the reason that we all should wear diamonds, if possible. The men too want that love and prosperity and thus the bride’s family give this to their future son in law. If you believe even a little bit in magic and things related to it, then you must believe that diamonds have such properties that they could bring harmony in your relationship.

They are long lasting

If we talk about the design, fitting and the style of the diamond rings, then they are generally fitted in platinum metal. Now, a man has to perform different activities. Now, all these activities are generally tough and challenging. This may affect the wedding ring that is there in their fingers. Now, both the diamond and the platinum are very durable. The quality of these things will ensure that the ring lasts for long. This is one of the most important reasons for the selection of these rings as the wedding or engagement rings for men.

If we talk in more detail then the diamond ring may symbolize the equality in both the partners. However, this is the symbol of love between them and always reminds them about the reason for which they are together. After reading this article, one can simply advise anyone to buy a diamond ring only for their wedding day.

Why One must Hire an SEO expert?

 

Anybody who is starting an online business today would know the challenges and problems that the ocean of the Internet can hurl. To swim through the chaos and create an online presence that is not just felt but also sought after is not something that can be built overnight or by just one person. So as an entrepreneur one must have the vision and the foresight to ensure the growth of their website and enhance its quality.

Few reasons why one must hire an SEO expert:

  • Search engines constantly change their algorithms and this can definitely affect the visibility if a website, so a certified SEO expert who is immersed in this process will be able to ride through the waves of the unpredictability of the internet and not let it affect the business.

 

  • A good SEO expert will be able to understand the demands and the search patterns of the users to understand what works on the net and use this information to guide the website content and make it more traffic inducing.

 

  • The internet has a lot of options and a lot of similar sites exist in the same space. In order to ensure that the business gets maximum visibility, one must ensure that they hire a certified SEO expert that can make the site more attractive reliable and bankable with their expertise.

 

  • A good SEO can make the site more promising and even protect its positions when it reaches the first page or first rank by observing the trends and staying ahead of the game.

 

  • Because an entrepreneur has to already look over so many things it is necessary that the search engine aspect is given to someone who can completely understand the technicalities of the internet and give all their time to understanding the ways in which they can maximize their user attraction. This is where the SEO expert comes in.

 

  • An SEO is necessary for the success of an online business is that they can use their knowledge of the web and apply it a unique manner, and this specialization is necessary so that not even a moment’s information is lost.

 

  • From social media to communicate, to strategic thoughts and cost saving, hiring an SEO expert is one of the most important and vital decisions a new business can become.

 

  • An SEO expert is also an investment considering how much of time they will be saving, as entrepreneurs know that time is money, so this will also be economical. Instead of teaching an assistant the rules of online marketing, it is much smarter to use a specialist who can get to business immediately.

 

  • From tracking competition to noting the analysis of the site’s performance as per the consumer and search engine standards can only be done by a person who knows the technicalities and the industry well enough to get completely immersed in the world of internet and come up with reliable and profitable solutions.

In these changing times, the insight and acumen of a specialist can lift a company and completely transform its visibility. A Certified SEO Wellington expert can be a true asset for an online business in every way.

 

 

Advantages of buying a retirement home

 

Retirement homes are also popular by the name of senior apartments and nowadays these housing options are becoming very popular, especially among the people who will just retire or want to secure their lives after retirement. Retirement homes are considered to be the best option for seniors who like to have an independent life with basic amenities and services. If any senior member is not being able to take care of bigger homes then they can purchase the retirement homes.

 

Reason for opting for retirement homes

 

  • The senior apartments or retirement homes provide people with several advantages and one of them is living independently. There is a slight variation between the senior apartment and the retirement home, which one should be aware of before investing in any one of them.

 

  • The retirement house is going to help the seniors to live a life independently by removing the extra pressure that they may have to face if they are living in homes. For example, if a person is living at the house where they need to climb the stairs or have to take care of the home and spend a lot of money on the maintenance then it is an efficient idea to invest in retirement homes that can help them to save a lot of penny.

 

  • The retirement home is also going to provide the senior with social benefits. When you will be purchasing the retirement house you can find that the locality is filled with people of similar age which will help you to make friends easily and refrain yourself from going socially isolated.

 

  • Having your own house can be a huge financial responsibility when you will grow older because it will lead to substantial investment and you will need to keep it maintained properly. You will have to perform cleaning, lawn care, routine repairing etc. So you can easily rent your house to any other person and purchase a retirement house as it will be more convenient according to your age and you can properly maintain control.

 

There are a lot of things that you will need to consider before you are purchasing the retirement house. You can either purchase it after your retirement or when you are still earning because in this way it will make it easier for you to clear the mortgages due to financial stability. Getting a loan for purchasing the retirement house will be easier if you are working.

 

When you are looking into a retirement house make sure that the house is not too big and does not have too much of staircases. If you have any particular medical condition then you should look for a house where it will be convenient for you to move. Investing in or renting retirement homes are a great idea and is adopted by most of the senior citizens nowadays. It will not only help them to relocate to a new place where they can get some peace after their retirement but will also help them to change their environment by moving closer to their close ones.

 

 

 

 

 

Real estate agents fined $10k after failure to act on $1.2m vanished client funds

Two Auckland Harcourts real estate agents found guilty of misconduct this month have been fined a combined $10,000 for their failure to tell a state authority about $1.2 million vanishing client funds.

Joe Voordouw has been fined $6000 and Garry Mason $4000 by the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal. Both were censured but the tribunal said it did not consider an order for further education was needed for the men and they noted their honest reputations and long industry careers.

The misconduct finding alone sent “a strong message to the industry”, the tribunal said.

The agents worked at the now-failed Preet franchised operations owned and headed by Gurpreet Grewal who Harcourts Group has sued in the High Court at Auckland for $1.27m. The outcome of that case is pending.

The Harcourts Preet businesses had 10 branches in south and east Auckland. Voordouw was branch manager of Harcourts Preet & Co in Ellerslie and Mason was chief operations officer, based in Manukau, the tribunal said.

Last year, Voordouw signed a trust account statutory declaration about the balance of the agency’s funds. He was told $1m had been transferred from the agency’s trust account and into another account and purchase deposits had been put in the wrong bank account, it said. A further $200,000 was also discovered to be missing from the trust account.

Voordouw and Mason met Grewal to raise issues about the missing money and Voordouw made notes about a breach of the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 and “potentially fraud”.

Yet the tribunal said he did not notify the Real Estate Authority, as he was bound to do under law.

Instead, he emailed the auditor to “have a look at the trust account” which did not indicated the scale of the issue or any urgency, the tribunal said. It found a number of trigger points after the initial discovery of a missing $1m from the trust account.

The tribunal found the men’s conduct in failing to report issues “constituted seriously incompetent and/or seriously negligent real estate agency work” under the law. They relied on the auditor to take steps but that did not absolve them from their obligations. They should have gone to greater lengths to make the auditor aware of the seriousness of the issues and the need for urgent investigation and to query the auditor about his reference to $1m being used to finance the purchase of branches, the tribunal found.

Despite the missing money, they left the investigations up to Grewal and relied on him to seek legal advice and advise the franchisor when the proper course of action would be to notify the auditor then to report to the authority, the tribunal said.

Despite the trigger points, they did not make any report to the authority. That failure could not be justified on the basis they were waiting for the auditor, it said.

Simon Waalkens, the Meredith Connell lawyer who acted for the authority’s complaints assessment committee which brought the action said the men’s failure to report the issues was a serious breach of acceptable standards.

Protecting the agency’s clients should have been foremost in their minds, he said. Voordouw’s lawyer said the offending should not be characterised as being towards the upper range of serious negligence misconduct.

Voordouw’s lawyer told the tribunal his client had admitted the charge of misconduct, had acted honestly and in good faith and believed he was acting diligently, did not get any personal gain from the conduct, had a long and unblemished career in the industry and was currently employed in the industry.

Waalkens asked that Mason be fined up to $8000 but Mason’s lawyer said steps were taken to investigate the missing money, Mason had taken the matter seriously and he was only peripherally involved, not responsible for the trust account. He did not get any personal benefit from the breach, and had clearly paid for his mistake and its consequences.

The tribunal cited a Bayleys Real Estate case where a salesperson had forged or falsified a rental appraisal and presented that to prospective buyers.

It decided the men should have acted promptly but it cited mitigating factors, including the men’s long industry career and character references. Both had earned excellent reputations for honesty, integrity and diligence, the tribunal found and they had both contributed significantly to the industry.

They were ordered to pay the fines within 20 working days.

Auckland bus driver denies careless driving which left two dead

A 72-year-old bus driver has denied careless driving causing the death of two Aucklanders earlier this year.

Ngatokoitu Tapora entered not-guilty pleas today in the Manukau District Court.

Taylor Charles King, 23, and Jeremy Tokotai KauKasi, 34, were struck by a bus on Puhinui Rd on April 14.

The two mates worked together at Altus Enterprises, a social enterprise that employs nearly 200 people with disabilities.Both men died at the scene.

Police said at the time the passengers on board the bus were not injured.

Tapora faces two charges of driving carelessly, causing death.

The maximum penalty for each charge is three months’ imprisonment and a fine of $4500.

She is also charged with careless driving on Neilson Rd, Onehunga, on March 28, the maximum penalty for which is a fine of $3000.

Tapora appeared briefly before Judge Josephine Bouchier this morning.

The public gallery was full of bereaved supporters, also sitting outside the courtroom and waiting to hear what happened.

As Tapora, who is represented by defence lawyer Karl Trotter, left the dock a woman said: “You took my son.”

Outside the courtroom she began sobbing.

Tapora left the courthouse flanked by supporters.

She is due to appear in court again next year.

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Donald Trump could use Democrat House win to his advantage, says Tony Blair

A cunning Donald Trump could “back the Democrats into a corner” by using their midterm elections win to his own advantage, former British prime minister Tony Blair warns.

The former British Labour leader took centre stage at the Web Summit in Portugal’s capital Lisbon last night where the implications of the elections dominated his agenda.

Blair — who often spoke of the “special relationship” between the US and UK during his prime ministership — told the Lisbon audience overnight the US President was “divisive”.

Blair drew laughter from the crowd when he said it was almost “impossible” to predict what he was going to do next. But the experienced political operator offered a warning to the Democrats.

“I think sometimes he will try and work with the Democrats and trap them into an argument if they are not going to work with him and the other thing he could do — I have seen this with other American presidents — is if you lose the House at the midterms, and it can block your legislation, the advantage is that you can play off that.”

If the Democrats blocked too much legislation, Trump could simply turn to the electorate and accuse them of being wreckers.

“You could say to the constituents ‘I want to do all of these things but they won’t work with me.’ So I think that poses a challenge for the Democrats.”

The danger for them was a politics-weary public thinking they were just “going after Trump”.

They would have to pursue his policies and be willing to engage with him if he made them “a reasonable offer”.

If not, they would be backed into a corner.

“This is where the politics is going to get quite tricky. If you think back to 2016 election and the first months of the Trump presidency, it seemed like it all might fall over … and it hasn’t collapsed. It will require smart politics.”

Blair said the Democrats would have to think “very carefully” about their 2020 strategies, policies — and their candidate.

“What this shows is they can’t take it for granted.”

The three-time general election winner said the results of yesterday’s midterms were going to prove a problem for Trump.

“Because a change in Congress means they are going to have the ability to investigate, to inquire, to come after him, and after his people.”

But the results suggested trouble lay ahead for the Democrats — both due to their natural inclination to block the passage of legislation in the House of Representatives and because of the relatively strong Republican performance.

“I think if I was the Democrats this morning I would be doing some head-scratching … if you look at previous presidents’ midterms, like Bill Clinton in 1994 and Barack Obama in 2010 … it’s not actually that bad a result for Donald Trump.”

Blair thought voters were “settling into” the Trump presidency and appeared to be able to separate the “what you could call ‘stuff’ around the presidency and Donald Trump the tweeter” and the US Government’s policies.

All that made it so much harder to be able to judge what was going to happen next.

“I think when it comes to 2020, the race is up in the air. And when you think about even a year ago, lots of people would have thought surely this is a one-term president.”

Both sides could therefore take some comfort in the results.

Asked whether the vote could be seen as referendum on Trump, he said it was hard to escape that view when the President dominated US politics to such an extent.

He was loved and loathed in equal measure, so whether Trump could secure a second term rested with the independents in the middle — and how many of them could be moved back to the Democrats.

“Where might they move? And from those results last night, they are split. It’s not really clear and if you look at them … and what it means for 2020, it’s far from certain.”

One thing was certain though — the surge of populism from the right was far from over.

“Donald Trump is such a divisive figure that it is hard to have a rational debate about the policies … the divisiveness I’m America is profound and what last night’s result shows is it’s not resolved for sure one way or the other.”

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