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Over one-third of Laguna Niguel is designated as open space. This significant amount of open space is one of the key features defining the character and urban form of the City. The City has 2 community parks, 23 neighborhood parks, 3 mini-parks, 1 dog park, 2 county regional parks, 2 small county parks and the new Laguna Niguel Skate Soccer Park.

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Electrician in Laguna Niguel, California to serve you with personal, friendly, reliable, experienced and lasting service for electrical repairs, installs, and upgrades. Call us at (714) 744-4300 or (949) 857-8385.

Berk s Electrical and Lighting is a full service electrical contracting company that has been providing electrical contracting for exterior, interior and landscape lighting, retrofits, service installations, new construction, renovations. tenant improvements, service upgrades and repair since the early seventies. Working on designs from start to end with his qualified team of project consultants and technicians Berk s Electrical and Lighting provides the necessary confidence any client needs to get their project finished on time, on budget and to code. Anyone knows that professional interruptions can cause inefficiencies that have a sudden impact on project costs, that s why Berk s Electrical and Lighting focuses on getting electricity restored into your system in the fastest and safest manner possible. It goes without saying that this is at the minimum risk to any valuable or data sensitive equipment.

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Parking garages and outside parking lots should always have sufficient energy saving lighting. One Laguna Niguel commercial electrical service is if the light fixture does not have energy saving lamps and ballasts, electricians can retrofit the light fixtures making them energy efficient which will lower electricity bills and save electricity.

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8 Epic EHR implementations with the biggest price tags in 2015

Investments in EHR systems are undoubtedly costly, but some implementations appear to carry more costs than others.

Implementation costs vary system to system and hospital to hospital. Prices fluctuate based on what types of additional features and modules a hospital selects. And, according to a Politico report, some EHR vendors charge for additional service fees while others don’t. The Politico report indicates for Epic’s 2014 edition software, the Verona, Wis.-based EHR vendor charges a software licensing fee, implementation costs and annual maintenance costs while OpenVistA, developed by Carlsbad, Calif.-based Medsphere, for example, does not.

Even within the subsector of Epic implementations, costs fall across the board. For example, Duke University Health System, based in Durham, N.C. paid approximately $700 million for its Epic EHR (systemwide go-live in 2014) while Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. paid $80 million (go-live in 2011), according to a Forbes report.

John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. said in the Politico report that hospitals selecting Epic’s platform are not just buying a product — they are buying a process. BIDMC does not operate on Epic’s EHR; rather, the hospital earlier this year forged a partnership with athenahealth, which included using the Watertown, Mass.-based vendor’s product.

“Epic is selling a methodology; often a lot of manual processes or heterogeneity and standardizing the work,” Dr. Halamka told Politico. “It’s not that they’re buying expensive software, they’re buying a lot of software.”

No matter where the prices come from, the cost of Epic installations are significant. Here are eight of the most costly Epic implementations reported within the past six months. These are working numbers, with some systems having allotted the indicated amounts to implementation projects and others that have already completed installations.

Partners HealthCare: $1.2 billion
Boston-based Partners HealthCare is one of more recent implementations, going live the first week of June to the tune of $1.2 billion. This is the health system’s biggest investment to date. The implementation process took approximately three years, and in that time, the initial price tag of $600 million doubled.

LehighValleyHealth Network: $200 million
LVHN started its switch to Epic’s platform in February 2015, but the full transition will take between four and six years. Harry Lukens, CIO of the Allentown, Pa.-based system, told The Morning Call the total investment dedicated to the installation includes software, hardware, data conversion and additional personnel.

Mayo Clinic: “Hundreds of millions”
In January 2015, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic announced it selected Epic’s EHR and revenue cycle management platforms and planned to drop its Cerner and GE Healthcare contracts to do so. The value of the contract was not disclosed by the health system or the vendor, but stock analysts told The Kansas City Star it is worth “hundreds of millions of dollars over several years.” Additionally, the headline of the Star report reads “Cerner loses Mayo Clinic contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Epic,” indicating a ballpark estimate of the new contract’s value.

LaheyHospital Medical Center: $160 million
On March 28, 2015, the Burlington, Mass.-based hospital completed its two-year implementation of Epic’s EHR system. Two months later, Lahey Health said it was laying off 130 people at three hospitals to close the budget gap. In the six months ended March 31, the health system had lost $21 million, partly due to preparatory EHR implementation costs.

Lifespan: $100 million
Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan announced plans to implement Epic’s EHR in March 2013, and the health system went live April 2015. Lifespan initially projected the implementation to cost $90 million, but in a Rhode Island Public Radio report, John Murphy, MD, executive vice president of physician services, alluded to a total closer to $100 million.

Erlanger Health System: $97 million
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System signed a contract with Epic in May 2015 nearing $100 million. The health system will invest $91 million in capital expenses, but operating expenses will bring the total to $97 million over the next 10 years. Erlanger was deciding between Epic and Cerner’s platform and ultimately chose Epic because the bid was less expensive, CFO Britt Tabor told Times Free Press .

WheatonFranciscan Healthcare: $54 million
In January 2015, Glendale, Wis.-based Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare announced plans to implement Epic across its hospitals. The system’s affiliated medical group and physician offices have been using Epic’s EHR since September 2012, but providers across the system can only view patient records and not input information. The implementation will create one central EHR platform across the system. Go-lives will begin January 2016. The system expects a return on investment after four years of using the platform.

Saint Francis Medical Center: $43 million
The hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. contracted with Epic in February 2015 and expects to go live in July 2016. Saint Francis plans to connect and exchange records with other hospitals in the St. Louis area also using Epic’s system, including SSM Health and Mercy Health.

Worth noting
A handful of other hospitals and health systems reported signing contracts with Epic this year but did not disclose the costs of the IT projects. Some of these organizations include Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Northwest Community Healthcare, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain in Mexico, Mo. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, San Diego-based Scripps Health and St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article identified Saint Francis Medical Center as being located in Dexter, Mo. We have updated the article to include the correct location, and we apologize for the error.

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Electronic Component Name Abbreviations: Here is a list of Electronic Component name abbreviations widely used in the electronics industry:

  • LCD: Liquid crystal display
  • LDR: light dependent resistor
  • LED: light emitting diode
  • LS: speaker
  • M: motor
  • MCB: circuit breaker
  • Mic: microphone
  • Ne: neon lamp
  • OP: Operational Amplifier
  • JFET: junction gate field-effect transistor
  • L: inductor
  • PCB: printed circuit board
  • PU: pickup
  • Q: transistor
  • R: resistor
  • RLA: RY: relay
  • SCR: silicon controlled rectifier
  • FET: field effect transistor
  • MOSFET: Metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor
  • TFT: thin film transistor (display)
  • VLSI: very large scale integration
  • DSP: digital signal processor
  • SW: switch
  • T: transformer
  • TH: thermistor
  • TP: test point
  • Tr: transistor
  • U: integrated circuit
  • V: valve (tube)
  • VC: variable capacitor
  • VFD: vacuum fluorescent display
  • VR: variable resistor
  • X: crystal, ceramic resonator
  • XMER: transformer
  • XTAL: crystal
  • Z: Zener diode


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Security clearances are an increasingly important requirement for federal government employees, employees of government contractors, military personnel and even private sector employees. Security clearance guidelines and standards over the past 10 years have changed, and the number of individuals who require access to sensitive or classified information has significantly increased. In addition, the federal government has required employees who already have security clearances to upgrade their security clearance levels. The process of obtaining, retaining and upgrading a security clearance over the last several years has become more complex due to the security concerns of the United States Government. Our firm serves as security clearance lawyers for individuals encountering difficulties or questions in the security clearance process. We belong to the Security Clearance Lawyers Association.

Security Clearance Application Process

All employees whose positions require access to sensitive information or restricted areas are required to complete an application form known as the Standard Form 86 Questionnaire for National Security Positions (SF-86) or Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP ). Providing information in the SF-86 or e-QIP is voluntary; however, completing the form truthfully is critical to the process of successfully obtaining a security clearance. Once a security clearance application is completed, it is generally submitted to the Defense Security Service (DSS), the individual federal agency s security clearance review office, or the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for a review and determination.

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Federal employment positions often include important duties that do not require a security clearance but are sensitive in nature. For instance, included in public trust positions are certain types of federal police officers, comptrollers, and public safety and health workers. These positions are referred to as public trust positions. They are subject to background investigations, which include a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) review, and potential personal interview and reference checks.

Our law firm also represents and advises individuals in the related area of suitability and public trust positions, which derive from an individual s completion of the SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and SF-85P (Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions).

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The U.S. Government conducts background investigations and reinvestigations of individuals under consideration for a security clearance or for the retention of their security clearance in national security positions. Applying for a security clearance requires an employee to undergo a comprehensive background investigation into all aspects of his or her personal and professional history. The investigation includes interviewing the applicant, checking state and federal criminal databases, and interviewing other persons. An employee’s full cooperation with all aspects of the investigation is a requirement in order for him or her to obtain a security clearance.

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Our firm represents security clearance holders and applicants before federal intelligence agencies, governed by Intelligence Community Directive 703 and Intelligence Community Policy Guidance 704.2 such as the National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligency Agency (CIA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and others.

Berry Berry, PLLC are security clearance attorneys that handle federal employee and federal contractor security clearance and public trust matters throughout the United States.

Our experienced attorneys have assisted numerous federal government employees, military personnel, and government contractors in all stages of the security clearance process by providing legal advice or representation. In addition, our attorneys are familiar with the significant differences between individuals seeking security clearances for use as federal employees and individuals seeking security clearances for use as federal government contractors (i.e. industrial security clearances under Executive Order 10865 and Department of Defense Directive 5220.6).

Our attorneys can advise employees on areas of the SF-86, e-Qip or other related security clearance documentation that require additional care and attention. Our attorneys can also provide advice or guidance in the application, interview and polygraph processes for any security clearance levels such as the following:

  • Confidential, Secret or Top Secret
  • Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
  • Special Access Programs (SAP)

If a security clearance is denied, our experienced attorneys can represent the employee through the appeal process before the DOHA, the DSS or the federal agency processing the clearance. It is important that an employee takes the appeal process very seriously as the inability to obtain, maintain or upgrade a security clearance at the appellate stages can mean the loss of his or her position.

Please contact Berry Berry, PLLC to schedule a consultation with a security clearance attorney if you are submitting an initial security clearance application (SF-86), undergoing a background investigation, or having your security clearance denied or revoked.

Some helpful articles on our website discuss various issues within the security clearance process:

Meeting with Security Clearance Investigators

The Importance of Properly Completing Security Clearance Forms

Polygraph Examinations for Federal Employees and Contractors

Responding to the Statement of Reasons (SOR)

The Whole-Person Concept for Security Clearance Cases

Seeking Information Regarding Security Clearance Incident Reports

A Summary of the Security Clearance Appeal Process

Requesting Reconsideration After a Security Clearance is Denied

Also, please visit our Security Clearance Blog where we discuss current security clearance issues affecting federal employees and government contractors and security clearance specific law firm website at www.securityclearancelawyer.com


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for electrical needs go to Casale Electric

Security Alarm Systems, Cameras, Detectors

Remember, a thief doesn’t care if it is day or night and does not need a key. That’s why Gemini.

Home Theatre and Electronics

We service and repair a wide variety of electronic needs in Home Entertainment Systems.

Computer and Phone Networks

Communication technology brings the world together. Are you connected?

94 N. Washington Street

North Attleboro

Massachusetts� 02760

(508) 695-7302

Welcome to Us!

Residential – Commercial – Schools

We have been in business for over 40 years, serving up to a 20-mile radius in the North Attleboro, MA area. We specialize in the servicing and maintenance of Home Theatre Systems and Electronics including:

  • High-Def, LDP, Plasma, and Flat Screen TV’s.
  • Service/Setup: DVD Players Surround Sound, etc.
  • Custom Installation including wall mount brackets.
  • New LED Flatscreen TV’s.

If you are having a problem with an electronic item we can service it in your home, or you can bring it into our store and drop it off for repair. Let Gemini give you a truly great Home Entertainment Center.

Factory service for. Sony, Samsung, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Sharp

Fire Alarm Radio Call Box

In addition, we also offer installation, repair and maintenance of Computer Network Connection service, and Security Alarms Systems

You may not know, we also do:

  • Microwave Oven Repair
  • PA Equipment Service Available for your event or concert – Book your event today!

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Welcome to CoOL

Resources for Conservation Professionals

Conservation OnLine (CoOL) is a freely accessible platform to generate and disseminate vital resources for those working to preserve cultural heritage worldwide. Through the support of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation. CoOL is committed to growing and sustaining these resources into the future. As an authoritative and trusted source of information, CoOL serves to foster, convene, and promote collaboration.

Use the navigation at left to:

  • Search within CoOL
  • Access the Conservation DistList archives and mailing list
  • Peruse the publications archived on CoOL (including JAIC. the Paper Conservation Catalog. and postprints from AIC’s BPG, EMG, PMG, and WAG specialty groups).
  • Access the many sites and organization that are hosted or mirrored on CoOL.

Content on CoOL

The content of CoOL comes from a variety of sources, and we hope that all users will consider contributing some material to the project. As you use the server, please pay attention to lacunae that you might be able to help fill. If this is your first time here, please read an important message about copyright. If you would like to contribute material to CoOL, please send a note to wh. To report problems or offer suggestions, select the links at the bottom of each page.

Why I Give to CoOL

by Glenn Wharton
I am a Museum Studies professor at New York University – a new career that continues my habit of changing professions about every seven years. Over my career I shifted from being an archaeological conservator to objects conservator in private practice to specializing in public art, contemporary art, and finally time-based media at MoMA. I am not sure what this says about my own stability, but all these changes meant that I had to access new information fast about every seven years. Read more

A sample of areas covered on this site.

Conservation of Cultural Property: Art conservation, Paintings conservation, Paper conservation, Photographic materials conservation, Book conservation, Sculpture conservation, Objects conservation, Artifact conservation, Wood conservation, Textile conservation

Materials: Archaeological materials, Architectural materials, Archives materials, Artifacts, Artists’ materials, Electronic media, Electronic records, Historic materials, Library materials, Manuscripts, Modern materials, Museum materials, Natural history collections

Subjects: Biodeterioration, Collections care, Conservation education training, Conservation science, Conservation suppliers, Conservation treatment, Conservators, Copyright, Degradation of materials, Digital imaging, Disaster planning, Documentation, Ethics, Health Safety, Intellectual Property, Library Binding, Mass deacidification, Mold, Pest management, Preservation-related organizations, Reprographics, Restoration, Terminology

CoOL Hosted Sites:


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Electronic Discovery

Electronic discovery (sometimes called e-discovery) refers to any process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured, and searched with the goal of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case. E-discovery can be performed offline on a specific computer (or electronic device) or it can be accomplished in a network. Court-ordered or government sanctioned computer forensics for the purpose of obtaining critical evidence is also a type of e-discovery.

E-discovery is an evolving field that is far greater than just the issue of technology. It can potentially involve multiple legal, constitutional, political, security, and personal privacy issues—many of which have not yet been fully defined by court decision.

Key elements

  • Court decisions dating back a few years, and a more recent court rule change December 1, 2006, require entities to focus on electronic documents that relate to anticipated lawsuits.
  • All electronic data is potentially discoverable (subject to applicable privileges) including but not limited to, e-mail, other active information stored on servers, and back-up tapes/media capable of restoration even if deleted at some prior time.

Key obligations on state agencies

  • Must preserve data whenever there is a reasonable anticipation of a lawsuit.
  • Must suspend the agency routine document retention/destruction policy.
  • Identify key players who may have relevant documents.
  • Identify all sources (computers, jump drives, Blackberry etc) of relevant documents.
  • Put a written ‘litigation hold’; in place directing preservation of all the relevant documents wherever located.
  • Make the agency IT department aware of the litigation hold.
  • Preserve everything until it can be reviewed with counsel any and all decisions including those about subject matter of documents, the key players, the time frame, whether stored data such as back up tapes/media are accessible or inaccessible, and how these will be preserved.
  • Draft a written preservation plan and review it with counsel – it is the agency plan and the agency has the responsibility to see that it is followed. Do not attest that the agency has made a ‘diligent search’ without a written outline describing what the agency did. Review that outline with agency lawyers – get advice on the adequacy of the agency’s efforts.

Continuing state agency obligations

  • Quarterly follow up for the duration of the dispute/lawsuit to be sure that documents are identified and retained on a continuing basis.
  • Follow the agency lawyer’s preservation related instructions on an ongoing basis.
  • Send periodic written reminders to key players of obligations.

Consequences of failure to meet obligations

  • Payment of the opposing party’s legal costs
  • Serious monetary sanctions
  • Preclusion of evidence
  • Adverse inference instructions
  • Default judgment

Useful resources


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Colleges Universities

Free and Low-Cost Services for Your Institution

Through the years, the Clearinghouse has regularly been approached by institutions to expand our services to meet their growing compliance, administrative, student access, accountability, and analytical needs. As a result, our service line now comprises four areas:

Transcript Ordering : A free service for your college that lets your students and alumni order transcripts online 24/7 and offers the convenience of immediate, secure electronic delivery.

Electronic Transcript Exchange : A simple, secure, and easy way for you and your trading partners to send and receive an unlimited number of transcripts via our secure network at no cost.

SPEEDE Server. Free, secure electronic data exchanges for your institution and its solutions providers.

Reverse Transfer. National automated platform for exchanging course and grade data to enable eligible students to receive associate degrees.

Enrollment Reporting. Financial aid student enrollment verifications and deferments provided on your behalf to lending organizations and NSLDS.

Gainful Employment Reporting. Submission of your Gainful Employment reports to ED.

Meteor . The nation’s only real-time loan tracking and debt management tool.

Audit Resource Center. Guidance, assistance, and tools for audits.

StudentTracker . Allows you to research postsecondary enrollment and degree records to improve your educational research results and enrollment management efforts. Ask your Clearinghouse rep how you can qualify for free StudentTracker.

StudentTracker for Outreach. Enables outreach program administrators to accurately track the postsecondary enrollment and degrees of their program participants.

Free Research Reports. Our Research Center publishes reports on student pathways, student outcomes, and enrollment trends throughout the year. You can read all of our free research reports at http://nscresearchcenter.org.

DegreeVerify : Frees your staff from manually verifying degrees for employers, background search firms, and recruiters.

EnrollmentVerify : Provides instant enrollment verifications 24/7 so your students can quickly qualify for valuable discounts.

Student Self-Service : Lets your students perform a wide range of online enrollment verification and other activities. Free with DegreeVerify and EnrollmentVerify.

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