Meet the Talking Atlas app

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.takeanother5.com!
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Meet the Talking Atlas app
(Paid)

An amazing innovative app for sighted and visually impaired users with the
following features:

• Assistive mode for visually impaired

• Audio Hints to guide through all the modes

• 200+ maps of countries and world

• Audio description for each map

• Audio described flags

• Facts: languages, population, GDP, area size, calling code, History and
much more…

• A trivia based on world facets to test your knowledge

• Multiple language dialects for voice over

• Works with on screen D-pad touch, Gestures, and external keyboard (easy
indexing)

• In app purchase of more detailed maps of India and a India Based game

• If needed application will be updated overtime with new data

Read the iOS App Directory entry for Talking Atlas
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/education/talking-atlas
Download Talking Atlas from the App Store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talking-atlas/id929571300?mt=8&ign-euo=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

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How to choose a good entrepreneurial venture?

Hi there! I am pleased to bring you two weekly features:
In the end zone with the entrepreneur and
Scam Alerts.
You can listen to these two features plus more by visiting and downloading
my weekly podcast at www.takeanother5.com as well as going to iTunes.
Enjoy!
Donna J. Jodhan

In the end zone with the entrepreneur
How to choose a good entrepreneurial venture?

This is a question that is often asked and I can tell you that there is
really no hard and fast answer to this question. Nor is there any proven
formula to pass on. However, here are some suggestions that can help you to
get started.

The first thing to do is to pinpoint your interest. What grabs your
attention and what is your passion.

Next: Do you think that there is a present demand for what interests you?
That being; is there a demand for the product or service that you wish to
sell?

If so, how strong is this demand?
If not, could there be some sort of demand in the near future?

If so, could this demand be a strong one?
If not, could there be a possibility to build one?

How strong a demand could this be?
Do you have some or most of the skills required to fulfill this type of
demand?
If not, how easy would it be to require said skills?

Do you think you have the financial resources to do this?
If so, then all of it?
Most of it?
Some of it?
If not, then how easy would it be for you to obtain what you need?

Have you consulted with others?
If so, with whom?

You see it all comes down to this: You need to match your interest against
measured demand and then figure out if you have the necessary resources to
meet the demand. Make sure though that the demand in question is real
demand.
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A scam alert
You have been chosen

This is one of the more common scams going around these days and if you are
not careful or paying attention you can be easily taken in.

More often than not you receive a phone call telling you that you have been
chosen for a phone survey.
I would say; ignore this phone call and hang up as quickly as you can.

More often than not it is with an airline or well known cruise line company
and if you choose to indulge this call in quick time you’ll be asked for
your credit card details and banking details
Along with some personal preferences.

What could happen if you choose to go along with this phone call?
If you choose to divulge these then look out!
They’ll be used against you to hack your account.

Remember! These calls could be in the form of either a recording or a live
person.

Until next week then!
I’m Donna J. Jodhan

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Please don’t destroy our future

Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau; assistant editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and a happy new year to everyone!
Today, I am delighted to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan has a heartfelt plea to share with you.
Enjoy your January weekend.

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Please don’t destroy our future
By Donna J. Jodhan

I am only just one person with just one tiny voice calling from the
wilderness but I am very sure that there are many more like me appealing to
the big bad world.

My appeal is to the big bad world to please do not destroy our future.
Please leave our kids to grow, experience, and learn. Let them be kids for
as long as they can. Do not rob them of their right to be kids.

Give them the chance to their natural rights to play with their toys. To be
able to run in the park and laugh with the sky. To chase the moon, fly a
kite, play ball, and just be kids.

Please give our kids the chance to enjoy those sweet days of playtime. To
meet others their age. To relish in the evolution of technology. Take the
guns and bombs away from their paths. Teach them how to love and not hate.
Show them how to share and not hide. Guide them; not mislead them.

Enrich them with honesty, accountability, and integrity. Shower them with
friendship, loyalty, and commitment. Take them by the hand and walk along
the straight and narrow.

My personal appeal for today.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca and I would
be delighted to send you an electronic copy of our latest newsletter. Or
you can view all of our newsletters at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/newsletter.html

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

And now her weekly podcast at www.takeanother5.com.
From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs
and alerts on the latest scams
Available for download from iTunes and Google music play.

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Meet the Square Cash – Send Money for Free app

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.takeanother5.com!
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Meet the Square Cash – Send Money for Free app
(Free)

From the App Store:

Send or request money by using a text message or an email. It’s 100% free.
Setup only takes a minute and money is automatically deposited to any US
bank account. Most deposits happen instantly, so your money is ready to
spend when you need it.

Read the AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for Square Cash
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/finance/square-cash-send-money-free
Download Square Cash from the App Store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/square-cash-send-money-for/id711923939?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

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What could the workplace of an entrepreneur look like?

Hi there! I am pleased to bring you two weekly features:
In the end zone with the entrepreneur and
Scam Alerts.
You can listen to these two features plus more by visiting and downloading
my weekly podcast at www.takeanother5.com as well as going to iTunes.
Enjoy!
Donna J. Jodhan

In the end zone with the entrepreneur
What could the workplace of an entrepreneur look like?

As they often say, the sky could be the limit for any entrepreneur and it
all depends on how they want to go about it. Your imagination is the driver
of it all.

It’s practically what you want it to be!
It could be anything from:
A home office to a stylish suite.
From a loft to an apartment.
From a condo to a house.
From a room in a basement to a room in an attic.
It could be even rooms in a mall.
Or it could be maybe no office at all; an office in your car or truck
believe it or not!

You can make it look however you want it to be!
Stylish or homey.
Professional or artsy.
Bare bones or lots of clutter.

You see, you are the master of your own workplace and it does not matter if
you are an entrepreneur.

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A scam alert
The phone call with a sob story

Now folks; this type of scam can often catch you off guard so you need to
pay attention. Here is how it plays out.

You receive a phone call with a real sob story!
The voice at the other end tells you that their poor granny is dying of
cancer and they need to visit her in a hurry but they have no money!
Would you be willing to help?

The caller really plays on your emotions and even offers to come and pick up
your contribution if you agree. They may go as far as to ask where you live
and they may call you by your last name.

Do not fall for this one.
Just simply hang up!
It is a scam!

What happens if you fall for this type of scam? Very simple! You will find
yourself being taken for your money. This type of story is simply not true.

Until next week then!
I’m Donna J. Jodhan

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Are we running out of role models?

Greetings! I’m Scott Savoy managing editor at www.sterlingcreations.ca and
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the very best for 2017.
I hope that you all had a great holiday season, a very merry Christmas and
now it’s time to tackle 2017.
Today, I am delighted to kick off the new year with a great editorial from
our president Donna J. Jodhan and for this week Donna discusses role models.
Have a great weekend!

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Are we running out of role models?
By Donna J. Jodhan

Some say yes while others say not so. For me, I believe that sadly enough
the former may just be true.

Too many of us often forget to take a look backwards before we embark on an
action or reaction. Too often we react without thinking that someone
somewhere is looking at us and before we know it that someone is emulating
us.

This is especially so when it comes to those of us who are older and should
know a bit better. We ought to know that younger ones are looking to us for
examples. That they are expecting us to show them how to do things the
right and appropriate way.

They depend on us to teach them respect. To teach them honesty,
transparency, and accountability. They look to us to show them how to
behave with dignity. They wait for us to show them commitment, dedication,
and skills.

Yes, all of this plus a lot more and each time we fail to do this through
our behaviour we not only let them down but ourselves as well and this is
why I truly believe that we are quickly running out of role models.

There used to be a time when our stock of role models was very high but no
more. Now; someone may say in response that everyone has a right to live
their lives as they choose and this is true to a point. However, there is
another variable in my opinion and it is this.

We are entitled to live our lives as we choose but we should also live our
lives so that we can pass on good habits, values, and thoughts to future
generations.

We need to take better control of our actions and reactions. We need to
think more before we act and we need to remember that whenever we do
something, someone is watching and in most cases it is someone who is
younger and someone who is looking for examples to follow.

Just my thoughts for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a happy and Holy holiday season!
Happy new year!

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca and I would
be delighted to send you an electronic copy of our latest newsletter. Or
you can view all of our newsletters at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/newsletter.html

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

And now her weekly podcast at www.takeanother5.com.
From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs
and alerts on the latest scams
Available for download from iTunes and Google music play.

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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The Charles Schulz Philosophy

Hello there and a very happy New years Eve to all!
We at Sterling Creatins wish you the very best for 2017 and are delighted to
share the following article with you!
Enjoy!

The Charles Schulz Philosophy
(This is marvelous!! Scroll thru slowly and read carefully to receive and
enjoy full effect)

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the
‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.

Just read the e-mail straight through, and you’ll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.

4 Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and
actress.

6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.

These are no second-rate achievers.

They are the best in their fields.

But the applause dies..

Awards tarnish..

Achievements are forgotten.

Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school..

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier?
The lesson:

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the
most credentials, the most money…or the most awards.

They simply are the ones who care the most

Pass this on to those people who have either made a difference in your
life,
or whom you keep close in your heart, like I did.

‘Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow
in Australia !’

”Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!”

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In every journey

Dear readers: As we approach the end of another year, I wanted to drop by
and share my thoughts with you and for this year I’d like to use some words
of wisdom that were sent to me by a very special lady; Denise Sanders and
she did this when I was president of the Alliance for Equality of Blind
Canadians.

Here goes:

“In every journey there is meaning.

In every conflict, there is growth.

In every action, there is purpose.

In every moment of doubt,

Remember to believe!”

Very strong words sent to me by a very powerful lady and these are ones that
I shall treasure always.

I can only say that at the very best, 2016 was a year that was made up of an
interesting bag of ingredients for me. Success, some setbacks, and personal
losses dominated 2016 for me.

2016 was a very enlightening year for me. So many experiences and lessons
surrounded me and I hope that I can use them all to help me move forward.
Life for me continued to change and evolve and I continued to travel the
long road and fight the good fight. I continued to give, share, receive,
and accept. I continued to learn, listen, and understand but most of all!
I continued to believe!

I learned how to accept my losses while at the same time count my blessings
and it all took place after the passings of Kathy Gooch, Coranna Lee, Randy
Sharrard, and Richard Quan.

These four people were my blessings; privileges and honours to have known
and I am eternally grateful for having them come into my life. I counted my
blessings and accepted these losses.

There are so many role models that I continued to look up to and what I
learned by year’s end is that it is someone like Carrie Fisher whose
memories will continue to give women the strength to light their candles
and carry them along the road. Carrie was strong, honest, and never afraid
to admit her shortcomings and this is what made her so successful.

Carrie Fisher has left an everlasting legacy for us to reach out and grab
and the passing of her mom Debby Renoldes just within a day after Karrie’s
death is yet another sad and bitter lesson for us to learn; true love
between mom and daughter and how a broken heart lead to Debby’s death.

There are so many things in life that we take for granted; anything from the
smallest to the largest things and more often than not we fail to remember
that there are others out there who are so much less fortunate. How often
do we take relationships for granted and in so doing we fail to reciprocate
or be thankful for those around us. How often do we forget to thank God for
what we have; food, luxuries, necessities, and so much more?

I am extremely grateful for all of the gifts and blessings that I have
personally received this year and continue to receive. For great family and
friends, for a wonderful life in my home country of Canada, for good health,
for food on my table, but above all! Blessings and compassion from God!

We need to be more mindful of each other’s time, efforts, and feelings. We
need to be more mindful of what goes on around us! We need to show more
patience, tolerance, and compassion. We need to keep remembering to say
please and thank you each time we ask and each time we receive!

Each time we turn on our taps let us not forget that we are extremely lucky
to have running water as there are so many others who do not. Each time we
sit down to a warm and sumptuous meal, let us not forget that somewhere in
this world there is a child crying out for food.

Each time we access the Internet let us not forget that for so many in far
corners of our globe this is but just a dream and finally!

Let us be thankful that we can still speak freely, breathe easily, and much
more.

I wish each of you all good things for 2016.

With very best wishes

Donna J. Jodhan

President Sterling Creations

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The Christmas 10 commandments

From the Sterling Creations team
THE CHRISTMAS TEN COMMANDMENTS

1. Thou shalt give thy heart to Christ. Let Him be at the top of thy
Christmas list

2. Thou shalt prepare thy soul for Christmas. Spend not so much on gifts
that thy soul is forgotten.

3. Thou shalt not let Santa Claus replace Christ, thus robbing the day of
its spiritual reality.

4. Thou shalt not burden the shop girl, the mailman, and the merchant with
complaints and demands.

5. Thou shalt give thyself with thy gift. This will increase its value a
hundred fold, and he who receiveth it shall treasure it forever.

6. Thou shalt not value gifts received by their cost. Even the least
expensive may signify love, and that is more priceless than silver and gold.

7. Thou shalt not neglect the needy. Share thy blessings with many who will
go hungry and cold unless thou are generous.

8. Thou shalt not neglect thy church. Its services highlight the true
meaning of the season.

9. Thou shalt be as a little child. Not until thou has become in spirit as a
little one art thou ready to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

10. Thou shall not forget to share your joy, peace and faith with those
around you.

— Author Unknown

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Recipe for a happy new year

Hello there! It’s your Sterling Creations team and with a new year fast
approaching, we would like to share the following article with you.
We hope you continue to enjoy your holidays.

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Recipe For A Happy New Year

Take twelve whole months, clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and
jealousy, make them just as fresh and clean as possible.

Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-one different parts,
but don’t make up the whole batch at once.

Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.

Mix well into each day one part of faith, one part of patience, one part of
courage, and one part of work.

Add to each day one part of hope, faithfulness, generosity, and kindness.

Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation, and one good deed.

Season the whole with a dash of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of
play, and a cupful of good humor.

Pour all of this into a vessel of love.

Cook thoroughly over radiant joy, garnish with a smile, and serve with
quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness.

You’re bound to have a happy new year.

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