Get field value from a SQL data reader using VB.NET

Function: Get the field values based on passed sqldatareader and field name or position in Visual Basic .NET
Description:
An example function that checks if the parameter is a field name or field ordinal and then reads the field value from a data reader. The function will return a value if the field name or ordinal is existing and the value is not NULL but will return nothing if parameters are incorrect.
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Regular, Special and additional Philippine holidays declared by President Aquino for 2013

Under Proclamation No. 459 here is the list of regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holiday for schools for the year 2013.

Regular holidays
January 1,2013 Tuesday – New Year’s Day
March 28 – Maundy Thursday
March 29 – Good Friday
April 9 – Tuesday – Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1- Wednesday Labor Day
June 12 – Wednesday – Independence Day
August 26 – Monday – National Heroes Day
November 30 – Saturday – Bonifacio Day:
December 25 – Wednesday – Christmas Day
December 30 – Monday – Rizal Day
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Viber service unavailable, being blocked and down for maintenance

I am having problems connecting to Viber today and when trying to call my contacts for free, it says Viber service unavailable or being blocked. I thought it was just me or my connection, but some of my friends and relatives started asking me if I having the same issue. So that confirms me that I am not alone.

For the benefit of those who are not familiar with Viber. Viber is an mobile application that lets you use your Blackberry, Windows Phone, Nokia, Bada, Android Phone and iPhone to make free calls and send free text and photo messages to other Viber users, on any device, network and country!
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini specifications, features and price

Prepare for the arrival of the smaller sibling of Samsung Galaxy S3 – the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Inspired by the good feedback of SGS3′s design. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini inherited the stylish, sleek rounded design of its bigger counterpart with a big plus for those who have smaller hands. With dimensions of 121.55 x 62.95 x 9.85 mm and 4″ Super Amoled display it will be easier to hold but without compromising specs.

Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system that runs on a 1GHz Dual Core STE Novathor U8420. Application hungry users like me will run smoothly with its 1GB RAM.
5MP with autofocus and LED flash for those once in a lifetime shots and VGA front camera for video calls in Skype or Tango.

Store those photos, music and other data using expandable storage expandable via microSD witch support up to 32GB.


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Philippines mobile number prefixes: Is it Globe, Smart or Sun number?

Posted here are prefixes of mobile networks available in the Philippines. This will be handy if your are registered to a mobile carrier and you want to maximize their unlimited call promos on the same network.

If you notice the 4th digit of a mobile number e.g. 09271234567 it is 7 and it means the mobile is subscribe to Globe network.
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