• Almost every woman will go through vaginal discharge at some point in their life. Have you ever wondered what might be the reason for vaginal discharge? Also, if you have noticed, the colour can be different on different occasions, if you had vaginal discharge multiple times.  Usually, vaginal discharge can be in any of the following colours:

    1. White
    2. Yellowish Green
    3. Pink
    4. Clear
    5. Reddish brown
    6. Gray

    Now, what does these colours tells your gynaecologist about the underlying problem? Let’s take a quick look.

    1. White (Creamy or Milky White)

    This is common in many women. You may see different shades of white to egg yolk yellowish colours. There is nothing to worry about unless you can smell the stink or if the discharge has any texture to it.  Usually, this type of discharge happens to lubricate the vagina to allow frictionless penetration sex. (Remember your arousal moments?)

    Possible Medical Conditions: Yeast Infection, Bacterial Vaginosis

    1. Light yellow to Green

    This is more commonly seen in women. Very pale yellow to a little greenish coloured discharge. This colour usually indicates an infection. You need to look at what you are eating. Also, try to recollect if this is happening since you started any medication or supplements (if you are under medication).

    Possible Medical Conditions: Sexually Transmitted Infections (Gonorrhea, Chlamydia), Trichomoniasis, Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis.

    1. Pink

    If your monthly period cycle is going to begin and if you see the discharge in light pink to little darker pink, that can be considered normal. However, if you see this coloured discharge at other times, then you must see your gynaecologist for sure. If you had sexual intercourse the previous night or the night before, you can wait for a day to see if the discharge subsides. Sometimes, a small tear inside the vagina can show up as discharge. If this doesn’t stop or if you didn’t have intercourse recently, you must immediately fix up an appointment with your gynaecologist.

    Possible Medical Conditions: Cervical Cancer

    1. Clear

    If the discharge is whitish in colour and neat consistency like the white part of an egg, then you can relax. It indicates that your vagina is cleaning up itself.  Other reasons for clear discharge include – Ovulation (when it is the 14th day of your cycle when you are ovulating and producing cervical mucus.), Pregnancy (levels of hormones change resulting in discharge), Sexual arousal.

    Possible Medical Conditions: Hormone Imbalance

    1. Reddish brown

    Little reddish to darker reddish brown discharge is normal during your period. But if you see this coloured discharge during other days, it indicates a health condition, may be an infection. You must see your doctor as soon as you can. Irregular menstrual cycle or spotting can be one of the reasons. Also check if you are having any birth control pills.

    Possible Medical Conditions: Vaginal Infection, Cancer (Cervical, Uterine)

    1. Gray

    This coloured discharge surely needs intervention of a good gynaecologist. This colour indicates Bacterial Vaginosis which is not uncommon. You will be put on certain antibiotics to get rid of the infection.

    While discharges of different colours are experienced throughout of the life of a woman, one must also check for the following symptoms associated with it.

    1. Itching
    2. Pain
    3. Burning sensation when urinating
    4. Stinking smell of discharge
    5. Thick discharge or frothy
    6. Vaginal bleeding (not during your period)

    If you see these along with discharge, rush to your doctor as soon as possible.

    Dr. Deepa Ganesh,

    Cosmetic Gynecologist, Chennai, India.

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  • Article originally posted on: https://tucker-engineering.com/gardendale-land-surveyor

    Gardendale, Alabama is a city in Jefferson County, a suburb north of Birmingham. Tucker Engineering, LLC provides first-rate engineering services to clients in the Gardendale, Alabama region. Nearby Turkey Creek Nature Preserve offers plenty of family fun for visitors and residents in the region. With hiking trails, biking trails, fishing, camping, and picnic areas, there's something everyone in the family can enjoy. For a day indoors, the Gardendale Flea Mall and Antique Center has over 44,000 square-feet with more than 300 separate vendors selling antiques, sports memorabilia, furniture, crafts, jewelry, collectibles and more. We proudly serve clients in the Gardendale region with land surveying services such as civil site plans, boundary and topographic surveys, storm water and access permit services, subdivision design, and more.



    Since 2004, Tucker Engineering has worked closely with builders, contractors, construction workers, business owners and individuals in the Gardendale, Alabama region to provide them with first-rate land surveys and other complex engineering services. We are licensed with the Alabama Board of Engineers & Land Surveyors and have over 16 years’ experience working one-on-one with clients to meet their land surveying needs. Land surveying is a vital part of land development and ensures new developments and buildings are safely meeting all codes and regulations and staying within property boundaries.


    Surveying is the science of accurately determining points within terrain and the relative position of various features both on the land and underground. Surveying also involves determining the distances and angles between each point. When you hire Tucker Engineering for your project, one of our professional land surveyors will conduct a detailed inspection of the land and gather pertinent information by performing in-depth studies. This involves taking measurements, researching legal documents, analyzing historical documents, conducting data analysis, making observations, filling out questionnaires, establishing property boundaries, and examining building plans. 


    Our expert land surveyors in Gardendale have extensive training and utilize skills such as engineering, geometry, physics, mathematics, and science to achieve their objective. By determining the relative position of points both above ground and underground, and researching legal and historical records, we help builders and contractors rest easy knowing the land is safe, they’re within their rights when it comes to property lines and ownership, and their project can successfully move forward. 


    There are many types of surveying and which type is necessary is dependent on a number of factors such as what type of project is being planned for a plot of land, whether there’s bodies of water on the land, and the history of the land. Some examples of different types of surveying include: 



    • Land Survey - A detailed drawing that outlines precise property boundaries and the property’s dimensions. A land survey will also include other buildings on the property and areas that may need improvements prior to starting a new project.  
    • Property Boundary Survey-  Defines the perimeters of the property being surveyed. A property boundary survey establishes original property lines and retraces lines and corners of previously established property lines. A property boundary survey is based on boundary law principals combined with evidence gathered and studied during the survey. It may include divided property, fixed improvements, platting, and further descriptions of the property in question.
    • Record Survey/As-Built Survey-  A record survey is performed to obtain horizontal and/or vertical data to locate constructed improvements
    • Control Survey-  A survey that provides horizontal and/or vertical data to support subordinate surveying or mapping for construction projects.
    • Geodetic Survey-  A geodetic survey recognizes the points and areas of a piece of property while considering the earth’s curvature. 
    • Topographic Survey-  A topographic survey is a survey of both man-made and natural features of a piece of property. Remote sensing and ground measurements help surveyors determine both horizontal and special relations. 
    • Right-of-Way and Easement Survey-  A survey that’s conducted to determine specific rights into a property for both public and private purposes.
    • Hydrographic Survey-  A hydrographic survey determines whether there’s water on a piece of property. The data conducted helps determine how many bodies of water are on the land, the depth of water, the direction of the water, the force of the current of the water, the configuration of the bottom of a body of water, water stages, and fixed objects within water for both survey and navigational purposes. 
    • Flood Surveys-  A flood elevation certificate helps determine whether a piece of property is susceptible to flooding based on whether it’s found within a flood zone, how near it is to a lake, river or other body of water, and the property’s elevation levels.
    • Subdivision Map or Plat-  A subdivision map or plat is a drawing that depicts new property that’s being developed under the laws of the State of Alabama. The new land is required to be surveyed in accordance with Alabama Law, Rule 1.03. See Alabama Code Section Sections 35-2-50 & 35-2-51 for more information.



    Our land surveyors have years of experience working one-on-one with clients on complex and detailed land surveys. Our surveyors are fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and understand that accuracy is of utmost importance to every project. Tucker Engineering surveyors are licensed with AL Board of Engineers & Land Surveyors and Civil Engineering & Land Surveying in the state of Alabama. 


    Surveying determines the relative positions of objects or varying points on the earth’s surface. A “point” may be any physical object such as a ditch, storm drain, road, culvert or property corner. Distances and varying directions determine the horizontal positions of each point. Vertical points are determined by differences in elevation of the land. Whether your project requires a simple boundary survey to define your property line, a topographic survey to detail the terrain, or a flood survey for insurance purposes, you can count on Tucker Engineering to provide you with precise data.


    An elevation certificate documents important features of your property, including whether it’s located within a flood zone, its precise location, building attributes and the elevation of a building’s lowest floor. This information is crucial and often required by insurance companies to determine flood insurance premiums. 


    We can determine your base flood elevation, which is a computed elevation based on how floodwater is predicted to rise during a flood. Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) are shown on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). A BFE is a regulatory requirement for the elevation or floodproofing of structures.


    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an official source for flood hazard maps. According to its website, FEMA works to identify flood hazards, assess flood risks and partner with states and communities to provide accurate flood hazard and risk data. Flood hazard mapping is a key part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It helps establish NFIP regulations and flood insurance requirements.


    If you live or work in the Gardendale, Alabama region and you’re in need of an elevation certificate to determine if you’re within a flood zone, or if you’ve been told you need flood insurance, call our flood elevation certificate surveyors at (256) 320-4202 or request a quote. A flood elevation survey by a licensed land surveyor is required to complete an elevation certificate – we can help. 

    Article written by:

    Tucker Engineering, LLC
    Rainbow City, AL 35906
    (256) 312-6314

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  • Resource planning software, also termed resource management software, can be used for managing the human capital and also the whole schedule of a firm or an organization. Resource planning software would help in many ways by assigning the people associated with the firm to the projects where they are needed. 


    An ERP software like NetSuite also has an important role in managing the supply chain, services, and also the finances of the firm. It improves business insight, cost of savings, managing compliance with a regulatory standard, and also growing the scale of the business.




    Just installing the NetSuite software and following the manual won't get you the desired results. To grab the full benefits of an ERP, you need practice, patience, and training. NetSuite training for your team is a must to understand and make the most of ERP software.


    * Failing to take full advantage of the ERP software means wasting the huge opportunity for improvement in the working and management of the whole firm. It should be implemented in such a way that there is no room for negligence.


    * Inclusion of an ERP means change and this change should not be only limited to entry of organization data and project details. It should go beyond that. Here, the training provided comes into use. The more trained your team is, the more profitable this software is for the organization.


    * The biggest benefit of an ERP is the standardization it brings to the organization. All the company applications share the same data, format, and infrastructure. Failing to capture this feature of resource software like NetSuite is the biggest loss for an organization.


    * The hierarchy followed in the passing of data is put to a halt. In an organization without any planning software, the required data and plans always get passed from one hand to another, and changes in the infrastructure are natural. ERP software should be put to use in such a way that ensures that data is received at one time and is accurate.


    * Resource planning software provides the much-needed pace so that the organization always stays ahead. It should make sure that the software is used to automate the process of transfer of the firm-related data and this in return would make the entire process faster and bring the results speedily to the customers.


    * The planning system should be incorporated with the customers and the suppliers enabling them to get hold of the information easily, thereby providing the required information accurately and readily.


    * The most important factor to be kept in mind is not using the previous, outdated and old system in combination with the new software. The old system should be eradicated since combining both would be a destined loss and in some cases might lead to the failure of the entire system. 



    The main objective of the whole software is to decrease the burden related to the management of a project. So, resource planning software can be considered as one of the driving forces of an organization. If used with correct precision and combined with a trained team, the entire process would multiply the growth and increase the scale of the organization.

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  • 2019's highest-paying IT certifications show power of the cloud

    Hundreds of hours of individuals and resumes are portrayed, the certifications are governed by IT, salaries are determined, and a hierarchy of specialist technology is formed. According to IT training firm Global Knowledge, which surveyed over 12,200 candidates for its 2019 report, 85 percent of professionals have at least one certification worldwide, and more than half have earned their most recent credentials in the last year.

    In the past, safety played an outsized role in certifications that were most highly paying and remain dominant on the World Knowledge List. Still, the cloud is increasingly demanding and is the highest-wage certification.

    The sector works to train practitioners to create a foundation for technological expertise in the cloud. Top cloud vendors include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, one of the leading certification drivers.

    There is an appetite for cloud sales. Developers utilizing their software become evangelists in the program. As you move from one company to another, those who specialize in the technology of a particular cloud supplier can encourage an enterprise. A daily tracker analyzes the technical skills necessary for more than 3,000 jobs in the US by Cloud Academy, the Technology Trainer. AWS appeared on 30% of all job applications on Thursday.

    If the job competition is near, companies will tend to look for talents by imposing high expectations for certifications. The approach can also dictate the adoption of instruments. If a company wants to switch to the cloud, it can select a supplier based on the available experts.

    Though the highest IT certifications in 2019 show the power of the cloud, Google Cloud Certified Architects are learning more from Microsoft Azure Web Services experts. The trail is close behind specialists in this field. As a qualified service provider, we, therefore, have a problem. Now we will provide the highest outcomes and returns for our clients from the Cloud Boom. 

    Certifications have regulated IT, controlled wages, and set up development specialist structures in the sector, requiring hundreds of hours of man and paraphernalia for summaries. Over IT, almost 85 percent of professionals worldwide hold at least one certification. Over half of them obtained their most recent credentials last year, based on our analysis, which includes the survey from our customers. When technologies emerge, certifications become an obligation to signalize the tools on which potential employers are built. Whiles certification in the technology industry is still essential, specialists from our field of expertise have more options than in the past. In the past, safety, which played an outdated role in the most paid certifications, remains a dominant Cloud player. This is increasingly synchronous with demand and represents the highest pay certification.

    Although the safety sector is well-familiar with rigid cloud technology, companies are in the early days of adoption. According to recent Forrester research, over 80% of applications of companies still operate at data centers. Companies also converted only a quarter of business-critical cloud-era computing systems.

    The field of software distribution operates to train practitioners to build the groundwork for cloud infrastructure consistently. The top cloud providers are a key producer in certifications:

    • Web services from Amazon

    • Azure from Microsoft

    • Cloud Google

    •  Cloud with IBM

    Developers using their instruments are evangelists of systems. As they move from company to company, specialists in the technology of a specific cloud supplier can promote adoption by a new company.

    The solution allows companies to select a hybrid cloud model that addresses the growing demand for cloud, both on the premises and in the public cloud. It has been continuously developing platforms ready for new-age companies. The core segments are focused on:

    • To be a reliable company

    • to help companies build value from their data and to provide a cloud system that includes a range of cognitive skills from AI to master learning, combined with a high level of safety and safety.

    • Serve the capabilities of the sector and value the potential for action.

    Conclusion: A WS cloud has emerged for up to 30% of all career listings in our regular database, analyzing technological skills. This shows the need for a solution provider gap analysis. In turn, an advanced computer analysis, technology development, and software construction framework businesses will use event-driven apps to access details from stores such as IoT sensors, web shopping, handheld devices, and more with the latest Cloud Private for Computer. IBM also provides solutions for Cloud Object Storage to tackle the weaknesses of the traditional storage options available today by providing a solution that helps companies handle data storage requirements while ensuring an optimum balance of productivity and cost.



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  • Buying a massage chair is an excellent idea for people who live a hectic lifestyle. It allows them to relax and rejuvenate at the comfort of their own home any time after a long day’s work.


    There are many types of massage chairs available in the market but one type that is always highly recommended by massage practitioners and experts is - the Shiatsu massage chairs.


    As its name provides, these chairs are designed to provide shiatsu massage to the user. If you don’t already know, shiatsu is a holistic massage technique originated from Japan where pressure points in the human body are targeted to ease and treat a number of ailments. Not just for pain relief, one will find themselves with a healthier body in the long run if they are to receive shiatsu massage regularly.


    The thing is, massage chairs, shiatsu or not, are not the cheapest. The good news is, they are getting more and more affordable nowadays but still, you should take good care when buying a massage chair. Here are 5 tips that will help ensure you get the best massage chair for your budget:


    1. Massage Options and Techniques

    You will be surprised by just how many chairs there are out there that don’t have the necessary massage options to be called a shiatsu massage chair, yet they claim themselves to be one. We are talking about therapeutic techniques ike kneading, rolling, compression, tapping and percussion. So make sure that you check that the chair has these functions.


    If you don’t know the difference, here’s some guidelines:

    ·         Kneading: should feel as if there are two hands kneading and rubbing your back alternately;

    ·         Rolling: as if someone is pressing the sdies of your spine, also alternately;

    ·         Compression: feels like firm palms are pressing the back and sides of your spine;

    ·         Percussion: imitates the rapid tapping of a human fist on your back.


    A shiatsu massage recliner is generally quite expensive, so make sure you get the real deal instead of just some kind of general vibration.


    2. Test It Personally

    If you have the chance, we certainly recommend you going into the store to test out the chair you want. Not just to make sure that the specs are as they claim to be i.e. the rollers imitate the hand movements of a professional masseur, but also to test if the chair fits your size.


    You see, some chairs have their seat set quite low to the ground. This could be quite uncomfortable after awhile if you are taller than 6 feet. So sit in one for at least twenty to thirty minutes to find out if you really like the speed, strength and movements of the chair, whether they cover your vital areas and whether they can hit the right spot.


    3. Footrest

    Often, this is an aspect neglected by many, especially if this is the first time they are buying a massage chair. Contrary to many’s belief, massage recliners do not necessarily come with a footrest. This can get quite uncomfortable if you have sat in them for some time so if you can, we advise going for a shiatsu massage recliner that comes with a raised footrest or ottoman.


    A good massage chair should give you full recline option and for some of the best massage chairs, there’s even foot and calf massagers inbuilt in them. These are the best, as you truly get a full body massage in them.


    4. Durability and Warranties

    Given this is not a cheap purchase, one would expect their massage chair to last a very long time. The best massage chairs come with the longest warranties (we’re talking at least 5 years, with many offering much longer than that) and this is the type you should be looking for, especially considering the amount you are paying for it.


    Although not a determinative aspect, the warranty period offered is often a good indicative of the durability and quality of a massage chair. It is safe to presume that the longer a warranty period is offered, the more reliable and durable a massage recliner is. This is because it shows that the manufacturer is confident enough with their products, else they will not offer such a long period of warranty. So compare different brand warranties, and make sure that the one you get has at least a few good years of warranty.


    5. Customer and After Sale Service

    Lastly, do not miss out this part. Customer service and responsiveness are good indicators of the quality of a massage chair as that reflects the brand image overall. It also shows how much support and after-sale service you will get in the event some kind of malfunction happens to your massage chair.


    Speaking of which, it is worthy to find out beforehand the costs of repairs and spare parts. Also ask how and where you can get your massage recliner repaired in the case of a breakdown. Is there in-home service or a service center you can go to? If shipping it back is the only option, how will shipping cost be handled? These are helpful to know when deciding which massage chair to go for.


    You want to find the best deal on your massage chair that meets your requirements. You certainly don’t want one that gives you trouble after trouble, after having spent all that money. So follow these 5 guidelines – they will help filter out all the inferior ones, ensuring you get the best massage chair in your budget.

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