Is the University of Pittsburgh good?

“Good” is both subjective and vague. Much depends on what you want to do in the long term and how you get along with people in the short.

Pitt’s campus is in a busy urban area: crowded, lots of traffic. Definitely not a contained “campus” away from the madding crowd. This does not make a good fit for students seeking a calmer atmosphere. Others respond to the excitement, and like to be plugged into the outer world.

In the past few decades, Pitt has strengthened its STEM core, but the arts and humanities are a toss-up, subject to frequent change. Perhaps there’s a charismatic leader in one department, but she doesn’t get tenure and the growth dies. A hard-working, intelligent program chair tries to build a world-class theater program, then has his funding pulled.

OTOH, much of the campus is gorgeous. My favorite building in the world is the Cathedral of Learning, a Gothic skyscraper.

One other caveat for anyone considering any Pittsburgh university: we have hills. They can be steep. You won’t need a Stairmaster. Yes, there are campus buses to assist the less athletic to get to their destinations.

What is ignition temperature of water?

Water is not combustible, therefore it cannot be ignited. Flammability is the ability of a combustible material with an adequate supply of oxygen to sustain enough heat energy to keep burning after it has been ignited.

However, there is a chemical reaction known as Thermal decomposition in which heat causes a substance to break into its constituents. At high temperatures, the bonds holding the atoms of the original molecules together break down. The reaction usually consumes more heat energy than it releases. One of the many remarkable things about water is that the molecule is very stable and it is hard to get the oxygen away from those two hydrogens.

Water splitting is the general term for a chemical reaction in which water is separated into its constituents – oxygen and hydrogen. For example at ~2000°C about 3% percent of all H2O molecules are dissociated into various combinations of hydrogen and oxygen atoms. At higher temperatures of 3000°C and above, more than half of the water molecules are decomposed.

How (or when) did Europe grow past its ancient rivalries?

The European Union (EU) was formed after the destruction from WW2 starting from the foundation of the european coal and steel community. The founding members of the community were France, Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany, Luxemburg and Italy.

Most of eastern europe including East Germany had been invaded by the soviets after the war and they were entitled to create a wall to seperate their sphere of influence from the west called the Iron Curtain. The USA became to intefere the western european affairs by creating a military alliance called the NATO which could prevent another european war. Both France and West Germany supported this alliance and continue to rebuild their country by having good relations.

What are the good certification courses for Account management?

You can look at this link

Global Certificate in Account Management

This is from Miller Hieman , famous for their work on Strategic Selling. Provides a useful understanding of engagement methods with buyer / buyers within an organisation.

One more option to look at is RainGroups offer

Key Account Management | Strategic Account Management Training | RAIN Group

There is extensive research to back their understanding of account management and skills required to interact with key accounts.

My recommendation would be to slice every stage of account management – which could follow this sequence

  1. Targetting and selection of key accounts
  2. Account research for understanding the business of the prospect, industry, and it’s competition landscape
  3. First engagement – could be based on account based social selling or marketing. Designed to reach out to many within the organisation for getting an appointment. Covers messaging and omni channel contact management
  4. Steering conversation to create insight – asking questions that create insight
  5. Navigating within the account – understanding buyers and their roles and motivation for change
  6. Tabling value proposition using a pain – gain combination in quantifiable terms.
  7. Strategic Negotiation and closing

Points 3, to 5 are about building trust by taking active interest.

Hope this helps

What does annual physical exam from Kaiser Permanente usually include for men in their 50s?

The standard lab test. An EKG, Chest X-ray and a colonoscopy. If any of these test show abnormalities then you will be referred to an consultant. If when you have your PE and have a complaint that is new your MD should follow up on that also. Your current Meds will be reviewed and you will have your VS assessed, heart and breath sounds assessed. Physical strength assessed. Neuro nerves are assessed. Gait is assessed. There will be questions about your daily habits such as eating, evacuating and sleeping. Pretty much that’s it. The colonoscopy can be uncomfortable because of the prep (fluid you have to drink to clear your bowels- just make it a cold as possible and get as much down as you can because you want the doc to see your intestines really well) they do give you a really mild but effective sedative when you have it done so you’ll need someone to drive you home. Oh and plan to stay by the br when you start your prep!! Charge your devices…

I wish you good health!


How to write 250 character essay

Characters are the basic building blocks of writing. Technically, everything you type is a character, including letters, numbers, spaces, and punctuation.

Whether you are composing a writing contest entry, a Google headline, or a tweet, the number of characters you use in your writing is important. So what counts as a character? Do spaces count? What about commas and periods?

Most of the time, spaces, letters of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation all count toward a character limit. For example, if you are writing essay, a tweet on Twitter, you will be limited to 140 characters, and everything you type counts.

Some writing contests may not count spaces or punctuation toward their character count. But if the rules don't explicitly state that some characters are excluded from the character count, I would count them all. It's better to trim a few letters from your entry than to be disqualified for exceeding the character count.

If you're not sure whether your entry is under the allowed character limit, don't worry, you don't have to count each one by hand. Here are a few easier ways to count your characters:

  1. Use a Word Processor. Copy your entry into a word processor like MS Word. Then click on the Word Count feature to see the number of characters.
  2. Use a Free Character Counter. There are several websites that offer a free character counter, where you just need to copy-paste your text to check the number of available characters. Some even let you specify whether spaces should be counted or not. You can do a Google search for "character counters" to see all of your options.

Most of the time, short writing is limited by characters. Longer pieces of writing usually use a word count as a limit. For example, a 500 word essay would be about a single page long, whereas a 500 character essay would be about 100 to 150 words long.

What is the placement news of IISER Kolkata in 2015-16?

I had already mentioned [1] that IISER’s are suitable for those who want to pursue higher studies which is reflected by higher studies details(students placed in various Universities for PhD) and student placement data [2]

You will observe that IISER- K hold excellent records when it comes to placing students in top notch International Universities including Cornell University and Northwestern University (It has placed students even in Oxford University during it’s very inception period ) whereas it has placed only couple of student for Job

Edits : plz visit National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), 2017 for detailed information.


[1] Vijay Kumar's answer to What package do IISER graduates get after a BS-MS?

[2] National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), 2017

What body part has the most muscle concentration?

The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the human body. It is large and powerful because it has the job of keeping the trunk of the body in an erect posture. It is the chief antigravity muscle that aids in walking up stairs. The hardest working muscle is the heart.

When it comes o strength there is a tie between jaw muscles and the heart, because all the jaw muscles working together can close the teeth with a force as great as 55 pounds (25 kilograms) on the incisors or 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms) on the molars. A force as great as 268 pounds (122 kilograms) for molars has been reported.

There is no 'TM' symbol in logo/trademark of already registered company. Can I use same word in my trademark?

No. Trademarks are not established just by formal registration but also by long term use. The symbol R in a circle denotes registration. However you may be liable for using someone else’s trademark even if they don’t have the symbol R in a circle.

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How to setup a chemistry lab for a startup for extraction of active ingredient from biological matrix and monitoring the extraction process

We are a young start-up, I am chemist Ph.D. ( with a strong chemical-physics background), with some friend we are starting to develop a biostimulant for agriculture made by seaweeds and in meantime we will import fertilizer and biostimulants to gain and to subsidize the R&D section.

I need to write the most detailed equipment list to insert in our business plan. I have imaged my lab divided in three sections: EXTRACTION-ANALYSIS-TEST IN VIVO

  1. For the extraction we have to develop a green method to destroy seaweed cell wall, the most difficult problem is to quantity scientific glassware and reagents that we need, there are methods to quantify? or I have to rely on my common sense exclusively? How do you do?
  2. The analysis section is have a more precise idea on what I need and in particular: HPLC system, UV/VIS spectrometer, Tritation system, Kjeldahl unit, AAS and probably an IR-FT. I have hesitation to choice new or used ones. The problem is particularly evident in the choice of detector for HPLC: I have two possibility, 1) to buy a new DAD detector but some analytes I will not detect and I will pay an external lab to look for them 2) to buy a used MS but I don’t know if it is good deal for not expert people to buy.

More generally I am thinking that we could buy used or Chinese equipment for glasswares and other simple instruments (like UV/VIS spectrometer, Titration system, Kjeldahl unit, oven, centrifuge, soxhlet extractor, fridge). For analytical instruments I will look for the big firms. What do you think about this strategy?