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Outdoor Grill Area Ideas
 
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Whether you favor charcoal or gas for outdoor cooking, the focal point of your entire outdoor grill area is the space where you cook. As with any home improvement project, planning will help you identify what you have, what you want, what you need and what can wait. Your region will also help you make decisions, since wind, weather, insects, seasonal light patterns and the need for artificial lighting will influence your choices. Locate Your Utilities Before you consider creating an outdoor kitchen, check on the location of utilities. If they are readily available, they can make the project easier and minimize expense. If you want an outdoor sink, for example, having water and drainage nearby can facilitate the endeavor. The same goes for natural gas. If you can tap into an existing source, you may be able to create a gas grill station using the utility that is already present. If electrical power is close to the area you have your eye on, you may be able to have a bar complete with a blender. And if having a big-screen TV would be perfect for your outdoor grill area, note whether cable service is accessible. Consider Common Dimensions Some common dimensions that make for a useful outdoor grill area are as follows. A minimal countertop space is about 24 inches, though 54 inches makes for a more realistic work space. Countertops at their finished height are commonly 36 inches to 38 inches high. The depth of the counter is determined by the appliances, such as the grill if the grill is built in. A common depth is from 30 inches to 36 inches. For a bar, a common height is from 42 inches to 44 inches. Allow for at least 15 inches of leg room. Plan Based on What You Have If you have a patio area, that can be a place to begin. If it is already covered, so much the better since now you can capitalize on an existing floor and roof. Consider the features that will make your outdoor grill area as useful and inviting as it can be. Then consider your budget and work to make the wish list and the available funds meet. Begin with the grill itself, since it is your focal point. Remember all the things that make grilling successful, such as utensils and a place to hang those, plus towels and potholders. Consider adding cabinets and a generous countertop. Think of where you will set food before and after you prepare it. If possible, add a refrigerator. Keep in mind that the traditional work triangle suggested for an indoor kitchen is less important in an outdoor grill area. Guests can be seated close to the work area and the cook. The bar and cooking area need not be far apart. Expand the Dream Your outdoor grill area may begin with a grill and table and expand as you plan and increase your budget. What starts with a small patio may grow to become a spacious deck. If you discover the initial set up is too far away from the indoor kitchen, you may decide to move the grill area or increase your outdoor storage capacity to save steps. If utilities such as water and sewer connection are not available when you begin, those can become part of your plan to upgrade and expand. Source: http://www.ehow.com/list_6745589_outdoor-grill-area-ideas.html Images: http://kastelloutdoorkitchens.com.au
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About Car Rentals
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/about_4619208_car-rentals.html Image: http://www.a1carrentalcairns.com.au Renting a car is a great idea in many instances, particularly when you are going out of town and need access to a vehicle for the duration of the time you will be there. Renting a car is very simple. The main requirement is that the individual renting be at least 25 years of age, as rental companies do not like to rent to young people. Warning Though the main requirement for renting a car is that you be at least 25 years old, most car rental companies have a few other requirements as well. These include having a credit or debit card (most car rental companies require a card as a deposit for reserving a vehicle) and having a good driving record. Many companies screen potential renters by checking their driving records as reported by the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). If you have a major offense under your belt, such as a DUI, you will most likely be rejected. Considerations When renting a car, there are a lot of potential fees to take into consideration. These fees are daily rental rates (which might include unlimited mileage), additional drivers fees (if more than one person plans to take the wheel), airport rental fees, young driver fees, fuel charges (if you don't return the vehicle with a full tank, you might be charged), car drop-off fees and child safety seat fees. Expert Insight Many car rental companies will inquire whether you would like to pay extra to have rental car insurance. There are a few things you need to check to determine whether you need to buy this. Check your employer's insurance, car insurance, homeowner's insurance, credit cards and automobile club memberships (such as AAA) and see if they include Theories/Speculation If you are leaving the country and need to rent a vehicle abroad, you will need to find out whether the country you are headed to requires an International Driver's Permit or if they will accept your regular drivers license (a country like the United Kingdom will allow you to drive using your license and one other form of photo identification). Also, check your insurance policy and find out if there are any restrictions for foreign nations. Types There are many reliable places to rent vehicles. Some of the most popular car rental companies are Avis, National, Hertz, Budget, Alamo and Thrifty. Many of these car rental companies also have branches in foreign countries. You will be able to find Hertz and Budget all over Europe.
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How to Inspect a Bulldozer/ Crawler Tractor
 
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Article Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Inspect-a-Bulldozer/-Crawler-Tractor Image Source: http://www.komatsu.com.au Before you purchase any machine you should always check its condition. Verifying the condition of a machine will greatly help you determine the value and whether or not the machine is "work ready." 1. Inspection along with Operation - You can physically inspect a machine or you can request detail photos and video to determine the condition. 2. Blade/ Ripper- make sure the unit is solid, without structural damage 3. Hydraulics -- check cylinders, lines, and fittings 4. Push Beams- examine for structural weaknesses or repairs 5. Roller Frame- check for cracks and welds 6. ROPS- check for dents or abnormal wear 7. Undercarriage- review overall track condition, examine for any damage, repairs, or abnormal wear. The sprocket segments must not be sharp or pointed at the tip. Feel under the rail and check the wear on the pins. You can also check at how close the front idler is to the end of the track frame. If it is close to the end the pins and bushings are stretched considerably. 8. Clutch/ Brake System- feel if the machine breaks and steers left and right equally and thoroughly. 9. Transmission- Check for any unusual noises or vibrations 10. Hour Meter -- this is not a reliable indicator so always check the condition of the machine 11. Buying a used bulldozer can be an excellent and inexpensive purchase compared to buying a new one. However, make sure you inspect the machine's condition extensively before you hand over your money.
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What Do Excavating Contractors Do?
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/facts_5031057_excavating-contractors.html Image: http://www.komatsu.com.au Excavating contractors use heavy equipment such as backhoes and bulldozers to dig, remove and relocate dirt and level land so various types of projects can be constructed. These can be residential, commercial, utilities or infrastructure. Excavating contractors typically work in a business with several employees and different types of equipment, so they can take on numerous kinds of jobs. Roadwork Excavating contractors work on new and existing highways and other roads, including the construction of ramps and overpasses. They do dirt removal, relocating and grading. Wetlands Excavating contractors also provide topsoil and fill services and sometimes must deal with wetland considerations. They work with wetland mitigation, which is the replacement of wetland through the creation or restoration of other wetlands. Site Preparation These contractors prepare sites for residential and commercial construction, removing, hauling, relocating and bringing in dirt, sand and gravel. Concrete Preparatory Work Excavation services are provided for basements, foundations, driveways, parking lots and more. Utility Installation Many excavating contractors do underground utility installation as well, sometimes laying miles of pipework.
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Baptism Invites Embellishments for Infants, Babies, and Adults
 
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Custom Baptism Invites for All Baptismal Ceremonies For religious parents, selecting their personalized Baptism invites is an important event. This occasion is for friends and family members to rejoice and join in the excitement. Accomplishing that goal requires memorable and custom invitation announcement stationery cards, and most people are now relying on the internet for their search. There are websites that specialize in religious stationery that have one-of-a-kind card designs for your selection. You'll find religion stationary for infants, babies, and adults Baptism that is not available at your corner retail outlet. Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?Baptism-Invites-Embellishments-for-Infants,-Babies,-and-Adults&id=7373071 Images: http://hellobabydesigns.com.au/store/cb6
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How to Clean a Static Caravan
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/how_7548545_clean-static-caravan.html Image: http://www.fulchers.com.au Cleaning your static caravan, known as a mobile home in the United States, is important to maintain its exterior and prolong its lifespan. Chemicals from air pollutants can collect in dirt and debris and deteriorate the outer shell of the caravan over time, but with effective cleaning you can protect the exterior from harmful compounds. According to the Caravan Club, "frequent washing will prevent the build up of corrosive elements from the air," so maintenance is essential to keep your static caravan in good shape for years to come. Position the ladders halfway along the static caravan, making sure that they are stable and on a level surface. Power wash the roof with the jet wash to remove any dirt and leaves into the gutters. By positioning yourself halfway along the caravan, the jet wash should move all debris on each portion of the roof without you having to reposition the ladders. Wear rubber gloves, and clear all leaves, debris and sludge from the gutters, and put them in a bucket. Reposition the ladders around the static caravan at 6-foot intervals so that you can clear 3 feet of guttering on each side in one go. Place the ladders at the highest point of the gutters, and jet wash the inside so that it clears any final dirt away. Empty the bucket, rinse and fill with warm water and car wash shampoo. Use a shampoo that contains a wax, as this helps to further protect the exterior of the caravan. Car shampoo is also milder than domestic household detergents, which are too harsh to use on caravan exteriors. Sponge down the caravan with the car wash solution, working from top to bottom in 6-foot sections. Rinse off each section with the jet wash as you go, so that the foam does not dry onto the exterior. Refill the bucket with solution when it becomes dirty so that the car wash shampoo and wax is as effective as possible. Jet wash the rims on doors and windows starting from the top rim and working your way down each side and across the bottom. Grime collects in the rims and compromises the seals, so attention to detail in cleaning the frames is important to prevent future problems with water penetration. Spray window cleaner on the glass of the window or door, and working from top to bottom, use the sponge on a rubber blade squeegee to wet the glass thoroughly. Glide the rubber blade of the squeegee holding it vertically across the window, sweeping from left to right and from top to bottom. The rubber blade clears the cleaner and leaves the window smear free.
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Ideas on How to Dress the Bride on Hen Night
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/how_11402489_ideas-dress-bride-hen-night.html Image: http://www.greenlightlounge.com Getting the bride all dressed up for her hen night party is half the fun of the night. A hen night, as it is called in the United Kingdom and Australia, is the same thing as a bachelorette party. Celebrating the bride's last night of "freedom" typically consists of flashy outfits, silly accessories, partying and drinking with the bridesmaids and close female family members. If your are planning the hen night for your friend, start the night off right by ensuring that the bride is dressed to get all the attention on her special evening. Dress the bride in an outfit appropriate for clubbing. The hen night is all about the bride celebrating her last night as a single woman with her girlfriends. Depending on where you are going, you can dress up her in a form fitting dress or a more casual tank top and jeans. If you are going the tank top route, get her one that says "Bride" on the front or back. Whatever she wears, the bride should feel comfortable wearing it. If she never wears dresses, it may not be a good idea to force her to wear one on a night when she wants to have fun. Give her a bridal sash. The sash lets everyone know that this is a special night for the bride. Most bridal sashes are white or pink with the words "Bride" on them. However, you may be able to find sashes in the bride's favorite color or wedding colors -- otherwise you can have sashes custom made. Put a mini veil on her head. This also further distinguishes the bride and lets her stand out from the crowd at the club. If she doesn't feel like having a gauzy veil trailing behind her all night, you can just give her a glitzy tiara, the bigger, the better. It's all about the bride and you want all the attention to be on her that night. Wrap a feather boa around her neck. The feather boa is typical of a hen night or bachelorette party and adds to the gaudy, risque feel of the occasion. Boas are not restricted to the bride -- give one to all of the party goers so that your group will stand out.
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The Facts About the Translation Industry
 
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Consider the following facts about the Translation Industry: -The global market for language services stood at US$26 billion in 2010 -The United States federal government spent US$4.5 billion on outsourced language services from 1990 through 2010 -The two most important elements of translation quality -- technical accuracy and a vendor's willingness to implement feedback -- are even more important to buyers than linguistic quality -Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing translation in the US was worth US$75.8 million in 2009, while medical equipment and supplied manufacturing translation was worth US$100.4 million -Translation professionals in China saw their income grow by 46.09 percent in 2010, while those living in Russia, Brazil, Israel, and Romania received pay raises of more than 25 percent What can these facts tell us about the translation industry? The most important thing you should take away from this is that human translation services is a healthy and growing industry. If you're waiting or expecting machine translation to take over from humans, you'll be waiting a long time. As these facts show, technical accuracy is key for effective translations. Even as machine translation becomes more "human" sounding, they will never be able to match the technical accuracy of a human, qualified and experienced, in translating technical materials. And as all industries become more technical, and more global, human translation becomes an increasingly necessary tool. Article Source: http://www.a-zworld.ca/blog/translations/the-facts-about-the-translation-industry Image Source: http://www.2m.com.au
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Advantages & Disadvantages of IVF Treatment
 
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IVF, or in vitro fertilization, involves removing an egg from a woman's body, fertilizing it with a man's sperm and putting it back into her body for implantation in the uterus. It usually is a last resort when a couple suffers from infertility. It is not a guarantee, is very costly but often is a couple's only hope for a child of their own. History In vitro fertilization treatments date back to 1978. Success rates were relatively low, but research continued based on the procedure used to create the first "test tube baby," born in England. Technology advancement is shown in the success rates: In 1985, only about 5 percent of treatments resulted in pregnancy, while in 2006, that number had climbed to just under 30 percent. Procedure The first step in IVF treatment is ovulation induction. The woman's hormones are stimulated to make her ovaries produce more eggs than would normally be possible. Then, the mature eggs are removed via an aspirating needle. Sperm is also aspirated from a sample given by the man and combined with the eggs in petri dishes. The sperm fertilizes the eggs, and the embryos are incubated for three to five days to encourage growth. The healthiest embryos are chosen (the number depends upon maternal age and several other factors) and inserted into the uterus via a catheter placed through the cervix. Implantation is left to take place on its own. One advantage specific to IVF is that an embryo is always formed and makes it to the uterus, but implantation is never guaranteed, an obvious drawback. Another disadvantage is the possibility of ovarian hyperstimulation, a situation in which the fertility drugs overstimulate egg production. Time Frame Each cycle of IVF takes three to four weeks, from ovulation induction to embryo transfer. There is a waiting period of about two weeks before the couple can test for pregnancy; this wait can seem agonizing for the couple. If a cycle does not result in pregnancy, the woman's natural menstrual cycle is often allowed to return before starting the treatment again. The average couple needs to go through three IVF cycles before achieving a pregnancy. Some couples get pregnant on the first round, while others go four rounds (the typical cutoff) with no success. The fact that there is no known success rate for an individual couple is a major disadvantage but has led to the introduction of IVF refund programs. Benefits For the infertile couple, the benefits of IVF are tremendous. No matter the situation, an egg will always unite with a viable sperm cell and be inserted into the woman's body. Procedures such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching, genetic counseling and frozen embryo transfers are all made possible through IVF. Donor sperm and eggs are sometimes used as well, so this is another benefit if the couple is not able to use the man's sperm or the woman's eggs for some reason. Misconceptions Children resulting from IVF treatment often are thought of as "test tube babies." While the embryo may be created in a petri dish, the child grows just like any other, inside the womb. Another common misconception is that IVF is an easy procedure. In reality, it takes months of planning, and the woman must take fertility injections and monitor her cycles closely to ensure that the egg retrieval and transfer are taking place at the proper times. Warning The challenge with IVF is implantation. There is no current technology that can be used to implant the embryo into the woman's uterus; the embryo is simply injected into the uterine cavity in hopes that it will implant on its own (assisted hatching can aid in this, however). Another disadvantage to IVF is the cost. One round of treatment can cost over $10,000 as of September 2009, and since there are no guarantees, this can add up very quickly. Lastly, the risk of multiple embryos implanting in the uterus is very high and this can lead to selective termination or at the very least, a high-risk pregnancy that poses a danger to the mother and the babies. Source: http://www.ehow.com/about_5413062_advantages-disadvantages-ivf-treatment.html Images: http://www.isisfertility.com.au
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Asphalt Vs. Concrete Price
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/about_5622007_asphalt-vs_-concrete-price.html Image: http://remotecivils.com Asphalt and concrete are popular materials used to pave roads and driveways. Roads and driveways paved with these materials can last for several years if properly maintained. Asphalt and concrete are strong, durable and perform well in the rain and cold. In terms of cost and required maintenance, both materials have advantages and disadvantages. Cost Asphalt is undoubtedly one of the most inexpensive materials to pave roads and driveways with. Concrete on the other hand, is one of the more expensive materials used to pave roads and driveways with. Concrete can cost between $3 to $10 per square foot installed. Asphalt can cost anywhere from $1 to $5 per square foot installed. Maintenance Maintenance is an issue that must be considered when discussing "cost." An asphalt driveway will require more regular maintenance than a concrete driveway. Asphalt requires re-sealing every three years or so. Low-end sealants cost around $5 for a five-gallon bucket and cover around 400 square feet of asphalt. High-end sealants can cost upwards of $20 per bucket. Concrete driveways are harder to fix when they crack. Repairing a crack in concrete can cost anywhere from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars to fix depending on the size of the crack. Size Size is a huge factor in determining the cost of an asphalt or concrete length of pavement. The bigger the asphalt or concrete project, the more it is going to cost in the long run. Longer stretches of road or driveways require more material, more equipment and more manpower to complete. Driveways or stretches of road that are in remote, rural areas cost more to get maintenance to. Comparisons In terms of initial cost, asphalt is a cheaper surface to use than concrete but the maintenance involved raises the overall cost. Asphalt roads and driveways can last for anywhere from 10 to 30 years if well-maintained. Concrete roads and driveways can last for 20 to 60 years if maintained properly. Features Asphalt pavement is made from crude oil. Asphalt material usually contains 80 percent carbon and 20 percent gravel or sand. An advantage that asphalt has over concrete is that snow will melt faster on it because the surface is darker in color. Concrete is created from a mixture of gravel, sand, pebbles, cement, stones and water.
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First Multi-Storey Car Park
 
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The earliest known multi-storey car park was built in 1918 for the Hotel La Salle at 215 West Washington Street in the West Loop area of downtown Chicago, Illinois. It was designed by Holabird and Roche. The Hotel La Salle was demolished in 1976, but the parking structure remained because it had been designated as preliminary landmark status and the structure was several blocks from the hotel. It was demolished in 2005 after failing to receive landmark status from the city of Chicago. Jupiter Realty Corp. of Chicago is constructing a 49-storey apartment tower in its place, with construction underway as of March 2008. An alternative claim has emerged from Glasgow, Scotland, for a building that was built between 1906 and 1912. In the 1920s an English cartoonist imagined a hotel for cars; he drew a multi-storey car park. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-storey_car_park Images: http://www.constructionwest.com
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Asbestos Tile Removal Tips
 
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Asbestos was popularly used in the manufacturing of different flooring materials till 1970s. This is because asbestos fibers add extra strength to the material and is resistant towards fire. Later, it was found that when these flooring materials become friable, asbestos fibers are released into the air which is harmful for human health. If inhaled, it causes harm to the respiratory organs and can lead to some serious diseases like mesothelioma. There is a high chance of exposure at the time of removal of asbestos tiles. Therefore, the task has to be carried out with great care Source: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/asbestos-tile-removal-tips.html Images: http://www.1stchoiceasbestos.com.au
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Help with aged care homes  What will I pay?
 
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There are two types of fees that you may be asked to pay: a basic daily fee , and an income tested fee . If you are eligible, you may also be asked to pay either: an accommodation bond , or an accommodation charge . The fees and charges payable are linked to your date of entry, your income and assets, whether or not you are a pensioner, and your level of care . The Department of Health and Ageing writes to all people living in aged care homes to tell them the maximum fee that they can be charged. If you prefer, you can nominate someone to deal with Health and Ageing on your behalf. The 'Appointment of a nominee' form is available from your aged care home or from the Aged Care Information Line on 1800 500 853. You can also download a copy from the Health website. The Department of Health and Ageing also advises the aged care home what your maximum fee is, but does not provide any specific information to the aged care home about your income. Everyone who seeks government assistance with aged care accommodation costs must undergo an assets assessment by Centrelink or DVA. This assessment will show whether you are eligible for subsidised aged care accommodation costs. Source: http://www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au/internet/agedcare/publishing.nsf/Content/what+will+I+pay Images: http://www.theresidence.com.au
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Early Signs of an IVF Pregnancy
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/about_5100849_early-signs-ivf-pregnancy.html Image: http://www.isisfertility.com.au The early signs of an in-vitro fertilization pregnancy are exactly the same as the signs of a naturally-conceived pregnancy. However, a woman having undergone IVF must be more cautious about reading too much into unconfirmed symptoms. In most cases, the IVF patient uses hormone injections and supplements to help sustain a pregnancy should it occur. While these supplemental hormones are absolutely necessary, they may produce some symptoms of pregnancy when conception has not actually occurred. Conversely, a woman may experience few or no pregnancy symptoms at all even though she is pregnant. Missed Menstrual Period Even when undergoing an IVF cycle, a woman's period should arrive approximately 14 days after the embryos are transferred to her uterus. Should more than 14 days elapse without a period, the woman may be pregnant. Occasionally, a woman may also have a substantially lighter or shorter period than normal, this may be an early sign of pregnancy as well. Tender/Swollen Breasts When newly pregnant, an increase in estrogen and progesterone can cause breasts to become swollen or extremely tender to the touch---even putting on a bra or rolling over in bed can be uncomfortable. Some women also notice that their nipples are sore or tingly, or that their areolas have darkened. Women may notice these changes in their breasts even before they miss their periods. Women undergoing IVF may notice some breast tenderness when they begin using the hormone progesterone, whether or not they are pregnant. Fatigue One of the earliest signs of pregnancy is fatigue, which is caused by a surge in the hormone progesterone. A woman only a few weeks pregnant may suddenly find herself going to be much earlier than usual, feeling extremely tired after doing a simple activity, or wanting to take a nap in the middle of the day. As IVF patients usually take progesterone as a supplement after the embryos are transferred to the uterus, they may feel the effects of the progesterone without actually being pregnant. Implantation Bleeding Sometimes when the fertilized egg implants itself into the uterus, a woman may experience slight amount of pink or brown bleeding and spotting. This is known as "implantation bleeding." Typically, this occurs between six and 12 days after ovulation. In the case of an IVF patient, implantation bleeding might occur a week or so after the eggs are surgically retrieved from the ovaries. Nausea Nausea is one of the most renowned signs of pregnancy and is caused by surges and changes in the woman's hormone levels. For some women nausea can begin as early as a week conception. In the case of the IVF patient, it may occur within a few days of the fertilized eggs being transferred back to the uterus. Not all women become nauseated, however. Some women may get classic "morning sickness" and feel ill or queasy first thing in the morning. Others become nauseous later in the day, or when they haven't eaten (or when they have). Still other women are nauseated all day long, from morning until night.
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Dining Room Furniture Guide
 
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Article Source: http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/dining-room-furniture-guide-9536.html Image Source: http://www.fanuli.com.au A dining room is a homely and comfortable place that allows family and friends to gather and eat together. It is in fact the only room of our home that expresses hospitality and elegance jointly. Not only a place to sit and eat, a dining room gives one enough space to share the goodness of life, while enjoying delicious, wholesome meals and indulging in fun conversations. Since your dining room furniture would be lasting for a long time, it is best to shop intelligently and purchase the right furniture. Go through the following lines to find the dining room furniture guide that will help you choose the right dining furniture. With these few facts, selecting the perfect dining room furniture would be quite simple and not a problem any more. Choosing The Right Dining Room Furniture Dining Tables Measure your dining room before you proceed with buying a dining table. Your dining room should have enough space to move around and pull out the chairs after placing the dining table. In case you have a small dining room, you can go for a round table or a bistro table. However, you can opt for a regular rectangular table if your room is larger. For those who have a square dinning space, soften the look of the room by placing a round table. In case you want to go for the contemporary look, go for a square table. Dining Chairs Usually, you find dining sets consisting of tables and chairs. However, if you are planning to buy the chairs separately from the tables, be sure to check the sizes. Since most dining tables are 29 to 30 inches tall, the distance from the seat to the top of the table should be about 12 inches. Hence, select dining chairs that are 18 to 19 inches tall. For comfort, opt for chairs having a seat width of 20 to 24 inches, but you can consider other width sizes as well, as long as they fit the scale of your dining table. Style Considering the style that you want to create in your home also plays an important role, while choosing dining room furniture. Give your room a cohesive feel by selecting furniture that reflects the architecture of your home and other rooms. A mahogany table can give a formal look, while an oak or pine dining table will make the room feel casual. A metal table, on the other hand, is very modern and sleek, and when combined with curved legs, it makes the entire ambiance elegant. Furniture Material When choosing dining tables and chairs, it is important to consider the material that you would be opting for. While most wood dining tables and chairs are durable and require only occasional furniture polish, softer wood are more prone to scratches. Dining tables made from glass do not scratch or stain, but they tend to show out fingerprints easily. As for seats, upholstered seats are comfortable but they are more likely to be spoiled. Hence, choose a material that can be cleaned easily, such as leather, microsuede or cotton. For a luxurious feel, you can opt for heavy fabrics like velvet. Dining Set Pricing It is best to go with dining sets that sell dining tables and chairs together. Not only would it save you from the trouble of figuring out whether the chairs will fit the table or not, but buying in a set would save you a lot of money as well. Remember, the prices of dining tables, chairs and dining sets are influenced by certain factors. The material of the table and chairs highly affect the price. Though hard woods are expensive, but they are durable and beautiful. Engineered woods like particle wood or veneered woods need to be handled with care. The other factors include size, type and so on Complement Your Dining Room Furniture Complete your dining space by adding other furniture in the room. You can have a China cabinet to show off your dishware. You can also use your cabinet to display figurines and other collectibles. Going for small bar tables, along with high-rise bar stools is another way to complement the dining space. Add a wine rack to your dining table to show off your wine collection. A wood wine rack or an iron wine rack would be a decorative element to add on.
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What Is Internet Video Conferencing?
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/facts_6922348_internet-video-conferencing_.html Image: http://www.videoconferencingaustralia.com.au/collections/video-conferencing-equipment Internet video conferencing is a service that allows people to call and see each other via an Internet connection. People often confuse Internet video conferencing with Internet video broadcasting. Conferencing is more private and much like a telephone conversation. History The first use of Internet video conferencing occurred in 1992 via the MBone system headed by Van Jacobson of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Features You can have a web conference with multiple people, and you can share video and audio in real time. You simply need an Internet connection, a microphone and a web camera. Benefits Internet video conferencing can cut down a business's travel expenses, because participants in a web conference meet from the privacy of their home or office, reducing the need for hotels and plane tickets.
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How to Install FRP Wall Panels
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/how_6647552_install-frp-wall-panels.html Image: http://kleencut.com.au Fiberglass reinforced panels (FRP) protect walls from impact and moisture damage. To achieve optimal wall protection, the FRP wall panels must fully bond to the wall's surface. Voids between the FRP and the wall surface cause the FRP to release from the wall. This allows moisture to penetrate the seams of the panels, causing moisture damage. Using the proper tools to install, cut and drill the FRP will keep the wall panels in place. Instructions Prepare the Wall and Cut the FRP Sheets Scrape loose paint and debris from the wall. Apply joint compound to low spots on the wall. Sand the wall surface to remove high spots that will interfere with the installation of the FRP panel. Clean loose debris from the wall. Measure the length of the wall. Divide the measurement by the width of an FRP panel (48 inches.) If you have a remainder, divide the number by two. This will give you two equal cut panels. Mark the divided remainder length onto a sheet of FRP. Align the drywall square with the pencil mark and extend the line along the sheet of FRP. Measure any obstructions that require a hole. Mark the location of the hole on the FRP sheet. Extend each mark to make a rectangle for the required hole. Drill a 3/8-inch hole in the center of the required hole. Slide the blade of the swivel-head shear into the drilled hole. Cut to and then along the pencil marked lines to remove the material. Cut along the marked pencil line to cut the FRP sheet to size. Measure back from one corner (if applicable) 48 and 1/8 inches and mark with chalk. Extend the mark to place a reference line on the wall. Cut the nozzle of the silicone caulk tube with the cutter located near the handle of the drop-in caulk gun. Place the open caulk tube in the cradle of the caulk gun. Run a bead of silicone caulk onto the backside of a length of corner mold. Press the corner mold onto the corner of the wall. Nylon Drive Rivet Installation Make a mark at 1 inch, 16 inches, 32 inches and 47 inches across the width of the FRP sheet. Place vertical marks at 1 inch and then every 16 inches down the sheet (five times). Place a final mark 1 inch from the opposite end of the sheet. Extend each mark to mark 32 hole locations across the sheet. Drill a 3/8-inch hole at each location marked by a plus sign. Spread FRP adhesive on the back of the FRP sheet with the V-notched trowel in a cross-hatch pattern. Slide one end of the FRP sheet into the installed corner molding. Pull the rear edge of the sheet back to the 48 1/8-inch chalk line. Press the FRP sheet against the wall. Roll over the FRP sheet with a laminate roller to remove air from behind the sheet. Slide a nylon drive rivet into one of the top drilled holes in the FRP sheet. Knock the drive pin into the rivet with a hammer to hold the FRP sheet in place. Install one nylon drive rivet into each hole. Repeat the procedure of marking, cutting and drilling each FRP sheet until you cover the wall with FRP sheeting. Adhesive Only Installation Apply FRP adhesive to the back of the FRP sheet in a cross-hatch pattern with the V-notched trowel. Slide one edge of the FRP sheet into the installed molding. Align the rear edge of the FRP sheet with the 48 1/8-inch chalk line. Press the sheet against the wall. Remove the air from behind the FRP sheet with a laminate roller. Run a bead of silicone on one side of the divider molding. Slide the caulked side of the divider molding over the raw edge of the FRP sheet. Do not push the divider molding tight onto the FRP edge. Place caulk on the inside lip of the cap molding. Slide the cap molding flange over the top edge of the FRP sheet. Press down on the cap molding to finish the top edge of the FRP sheet. Run a bead of silicone caulk onto the side of the divider molding before installing another sheet of FRP.
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Important Facts in Catering Business
 
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If you're one of those fearless people who enjoy giving elegant dinner parties, you get rave reviews from guests and your relatives beg to have holidays at your house because of your cooking, then catering might be your cup of tea. As a caterer, you'll plan menus and elegant or playful presentations for everything from company picnics to debutante balls, then cook it all up, deliver it to the event, serve it and clean up afterward. You can specialize in affairs like weddings; specific goodies like cakes or cookies; or clients like corporations, charities or individual parties. A catered organization business provides foods program for the company occasions for example conferences, conferences, employee morale boosters, and grand openings. It also provides service for small or large events, weddings, and even private dinner events. The most important portion of operating any business is gaining purchasers. You truly ought to be a salesman having a magnetic persona from the catered group. You will be coping with distinctive clientele including business executives, celebration planners, and nervous brides. So which you can close to the sale, you might be heading to have to persuade them which you will not only provide a memorable feast, but it'll possibly be there on time, offered attractively, and served rapidly and unobtrusively. Productive caterers go out and produce a referral network to be able to drum up organization. You ought to introduce yourself to other women and men and businesses which could possibly be involved in event and occasion preparing as very well. Some of those women and men contain wedding ceremony planners, bridal boutiques, pastry chefs, florists, and card and celebration offer shopkeepers. Generally have on brochures and business enterprise cards offered to supply out. But, don't leave it at that - confirm in frequently to do the job up a mutual operating romantic relationship. You'll be capable to also acquire firm by bringing a couple of snazzy hors d'oeuvres or tasty desserts to produce as goodwill gestures. This really is really a fantastic solution to create particular that you are remembered fondly and may well properly even end result in vendors referring you to their clientele. It's achievable to send a product sales letter and brochure to organization offices along with other kinds of enterprises to acquire prospective clients then, comply with it up getting a phone call. You will be able to also request an appointment to discuss your experience. Other than a commercial kitchen, the only things you need to get started are a phone and a delivery vehicle. A computer and printer are always nice but not a necessity for starters. You can get around the kitchen problem by arranging to use a restaurant's facility for a small fee in its off-hours or by sharing the rental costs of a commercial kitchen and its use with other caterers. Like any company, your success with catering will most likely be immediately linked to the power of one's preparing, as well as the execution of that strategy. You are required to realize precisely what your customer wants, and provides that in the way that displays upon the customer positively. Amazingly ample, only seventy percent from your restaurant enterprise is created up of meals, although using the rest goes to firm, group, and so forth. Actually this changes in the catering group. Thirty percent inside the catered organization business is meals even however the rest goes to delivery, transporting the meals, lining up rental gear, and juggling personnel. This actually is precisely exactly where your organizational abilities truly count. Prioritizing duties and devoting your extremely finest perform to finishing each job successfully is what it's going to take to recognize accomplishment in this business. Enthusiasm, discipline, and intelligent option generating are also essential elements to making your venture do effectively. Consistently maintain the clientele would like your priority. Treat them with endurance and understanding in any respect events. They should comprehend that you simply have what it normally requires making the greatest out of any situation. Source: http://cateringbusinesssuccess.wikidot.com/forum/t-281698/important-facts-in-catering-business Images: http://www.madamcharchar.com.au
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How to Make a Fact Book With Children
 
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Gather your thoughts. Behind every great project is a great idea. Children have such wonderful imaginations that you may find the biggest challenge is deciding on just one idea. Brainstorming is one of the most exciting and stimulating parts of any writing project. By using visual cues, such as writing with colorful markers, drawing graphics and pictures, and looking through magazines and photos, let your child come up with a topic he'd like to write about. Research the idea. Depending on the topic your child has chosen, set a day or weekend aside to conduct your research. You can do this by interviewing family or friends, going to a museum, taking a nature walk or by simply going online. Whatever research method you choose, be sure to collect pictures or artwork along the way. This may be a good time to let your child try her hand at photography or drawing. Collect your supplies. Create a clean and roomy workspace for your budding author and encourage him to organize his tools and artwork. There are many types of book bindings that are simple to create. One of the easiest, and most practical is to use many different colors of scrapbooking paper. Punch holes along one side and bind the paper together with yarn. Build the text. Using a plain white piece of paper, talk your child through the development of an introduction, body and conclusion of the book. Encourage your child to use proper grammar, and begin each paragraph with a topic sentence. This is an excellent time to sneak an English lesson into the fun. Encourage the use of lots of adjectives, or descriptive words. For example, instead of writing about "a plant," write about "a tall green plant with narrow leaves." The more detail, the better. Lay out the book. Using the largest artwork first, lay out one good sized picture per page. Keep the story your child has written in mind so that you can coordinate the photos with the text. Never glue until you have finalized your selection. Once the largest artwork is placed, have your child neatly add two to three sentences per page from their rough draft until the story is complete. Once the text and largest artwork is in place, use stickers, cutouts, buttons or other materials to decorate the pages. Remember to let your child do the work. The more effort he puts into it, the more pride he will have in the book. Once the book is completed, have your child present it to friends and family, or encourage her to take it to show and tell at school. The two of you will have created more than just a fun keepsake; you will have also made memories that you can share for a lifetime. Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_4894848_make-fact-book-children.html Images: http://theicehouse.com.au
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Security Guard - Functions and Duties
 
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Many security firms and proprietary security departments practice the "detect, deter, observe and report" methodology. Security officers are not required to make arrests, but have the authority to make a citizen's arrest, or otherwise act as an agent of law enforcement, for example, at the request of a police officer or sheriff. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_guard Images: http://www.apheco.com.au
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Why Starting a House Cleaning Business
 
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First Some Facts & Figures Domestic cleaning is one of the largest growth sectors within the UK and US economy. The demand for cleaning has increased by more than 500% in the last 5 years and is still increasing. With 2.7 million households spending around £11 billion every year on domestic help, the UK market for domestic cleaning is large and growing. Demand has quadrupled over the past ten years (Daily Express, 19 April 2004) and is predicted to double over the next five years alone. I will make a good assumption here that these figures pretty much reflect the same in the USA, Australia and many other countries around the world. Why A House Cleaning Business Is So Lucrative Apart from the above facts and figures being so impressive, there are still many other reasons why this type of business is certainly a warrant for some serious thought. I don't know about you and where you live, but I hear many people asking where they can find a good house cleaner as they simply don't have the time to do their weekly mundane house chores. Aside from that, I have also had many leaflets more recently put through my letter box selling home cleaning services. This in itself tells you that there is a demand for house cleaning and that people like you, are jumping on to the fact to open a home based business and to fill the supply for this house cleaning demand - and very wise people they are. This can only spell one thing out to you - start now in 2008 and reap in the profits $$$. Aside from the above, I actually know of business women/men running their own domestic cleaning businesses and making in excess of $100K per year - even in their first year! Article Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?Why-Starting-a-House-Cleaning-Business-in-2009-Can-Help-You-Beat-the-Credit-Crunch&id=982414 Image Source: http://selectcleaning.com.au
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Early Signs of an IVF Pregnancy
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/about_5100849_early-signs-ivf-pregnancy.html Image: http://www.isisfertility.com.au/fertility-treatment/costs The early signs of an in-vitro fertilization pregnancy are exactly the same as the signs of a naturally-conceived pregnancy. However, a woman having undergone IVF must be more cautious about reading too much into unconfirmed symptoms. In most cases, the IVF patient uses hormone injections and supplements to help sustain a pregnancy should it occur. While these supplemental hormones are absolutely necessary, they may produce some symptoms of pregnancy when conception has not actually occurred. Conversely, a woman may experience few or no pregnancy symptoms at all even though she is pregnant. Missed Menstrual Period Even when undergoing an IVF cycle, a woman's period should arrive approximately 14 days after the embryos are transferred to her uterus. Should more than 14 days elapse without a period, the woman may be pregnant. Occasionally, a woman may also have a substantially lighter or shorter period than normal, this may be an early sign of pregnancy as well. Tender/Swollen Breasts When newly pregnant, an increase in estrogen and progesterone can cause breasts to become swollen or extremely tender to the touch---even putting on a bra or rolling over in bed can be uncomfortable. Some women also notice that their nipples are sore or tingly, or that their areolas have darkened. Women may notice these changes in their breasts even before they miss their periods. Women undergoing IVF may notice some breast tenderness when they begin using the hormone progesterone, whether or not they are pregnant. Fatigue One of the earliest signs of pregnancy is fatigue, which is caused by a surge in the hormone progesterone. A woman only a few weeks pregnant may suddenly find herself going to be much earlier than usual, feeling extremely tired after doing a simple activity, or wanting to take a nap in the middle of the day. As IVF patients usually take progesterone as a supplement after the embryos are transferred to the uterus, they may feel the effects of the progesterone without actually being pregnant. Implantation Bleeding Sometimes when the fertilized egg implants itself into the uterus, a woman may experience slight amount of pink or brown bleeding and spotting. This is known as "implantation bleeding." Typically, this occurs between six and 12 days after ovulation. In the case of an IVF patient, implantation bleeding might occur a week or so after the eggs are surgically retrieved from the ovaries. Nausea Nausea is one of the most renowned signs of pregnancy and is caused by surges and changes in the woman's hormone levels. For some women nausea can begin as early as a week conception. In the case of the IVF patient, it may occur within a few days of the fertilized eggs being transferred back to the uterus. Not all women become nauseated, however. Some women may get classic "morning sickness" and feel ill or queasy first thing in the morning. Others become nauseous later in the day, or when they haven't eaten (or when they have). Still other women are nauseated all day long, from morning until night.
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Compact Front End Loaders
 
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Popular additions to compact utility tractors and farm tractors are Front End Loaders, also referred to as a FEL. Compact utility tractors, also called CUTs are small tractors, typically with 18 to 50 horsepower (37 kW) and used primarily for grounds maintenance and landscape chores. There are 2 primary designs of compact tractor FELs, the traditional dogleg designed style and the curved arm style. John Deere Tractor manufactures a semi-curved loader design that does not feature the one piece curved arm, but also is not of the traditional two piece design. New Holland Ag introduced a compact loader with a one piece curved arm on its compact utility tractors, similar one piece curved arm loaders are now available on compact tractors on many brands including Case/Farmall, and some Montana and Kioti tractors. Kubota markets traditional loader designs on most of its compact tractors but now features a semi-curved loader design similar to the John Deere loader design on several of its small tractors. While the Front End Loaders on CUT size tractors are capable of many tasks, given their relatively small size and low capacities when compared to commercial loaders, the compact loaders can be made more useful with some simple options. A Toothbar is commonly added to the front edge of a loader bucket to aid with digging. Some loaders are equipped with a quick coupler, otherwise known as a Quick Attach (QA) system, the QA system allows the bucket to be removed easily and other tools to be added in its place. Common additions would include a set of Pallet Forks for lifting pallets of goods or a Bale Spear for lifting hay bales. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loader_(equipment) Images: http://www.komatsu.com.au
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Personal Trainer Marketing -- Know The Facts
 
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.Personal trainer marketing is a confusing job, but with the high energy levels of a personal trainer it can be taken care of relatively easily with the proper application of that energy. Chances are a personal trainer will have little experience in advertising and will in effect have to learn as they go. This isn't as bad as it might seem. If the personal trainer can make advertising into something fun they will be more likely to be able to perform it adequately without letting other aspects of their business suffer. The same kind of determination to be a personal trainer is the kind of push and determination needed for personal trainer marketing. A formal degree isn't necessary to utilize the tips and tricks most bloggers online use to gain attention for a particular product or site. There are sites online which offer specifics regarding ideas and techniques to draw attention to the services rendered. There is no doubt a marketing person would be a huge help if it can be afforded, but chances are in most upstart fitness professionals the expenditure isn't something that can be made. Even if a personal trainer doesn't have a marketing degree they should keep a marketing plan. A marketing plan is the road to success the personal trainer can follow. Article Source: http://super-trainer.com/personal-trainer-marketing-know-the-facts Image Source: http://www.anytimefitness.com.au/gyms/au-1098/mitcham-vic-3132
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Do-It-Yourself Asbestos Abatement Process
 
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After asbestos has been located in the home, there are two options: hire a professional abatement team, or remove the asbestos yourself. Although removing the asbestos without a specialized company often brings further complications and is costly, some homeowners feel as though it is the best option. In order to ensure the highest safety measures for you and your family, it is important to obtain samples and have it tested to make sure asbestos has indeed contaminated the area. You can then proceed with the abatement process after a diagnosis of the room has been performed. Once again, it cannot be stressed enough that asbestos, if left alone, is non-toxic. By removing undisturbed asbestos, you could be creating more of a problem (health wise and financially) if you choose to remove it. Removing asbestos is not an easy task. By taking on this type of project and the responsibility associated with it, you are foregoing any legal help that you could have received by hiring a professional abatement company. When you do decide to take on the project, it is important to have a game plan. The first steps should include: getting proper breathing ventilation systems for yourself and others that may be working on the project, purchasing protective clothing that can be thrown away after abatement is complete and becoming aware of state and federal regulations when removing asbestos on your own. Article Source: http://www.maacenter.org/asbestos/abatement/diy-abatement.php Image Source: http://www.1stchoiceasbestos.com.au
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Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery
 
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With its recent increase in popularity, it seems that everyone these days is getting plastic surgery. The most popular procedures -- breast augmentation, facelifts and liposuction -- all have something in common. All of these procedures seek to create a better look for the patient, as well as conforming to society's standards. Are these procedures really good for the client, or are they just a product of today's unrealistic ideals? Here are some of the benefits of cosmetic surgery that you might not have thought about. Source: http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/12785/plastic_surgery/benefits_of_cosmetic_surgery.html Images: http://www.thecosmeticinstitute.com.au
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What is a CTP Green Slip?
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/facts_7182332_ctp-green-slip_.html Image: http://greenslipsaustraliaptyltd.com.au A compulsory third party (CTP) green slip is an insurance policy that covers all passengers in a vehicle in the event of an accident. It protects drivers from being charged with damage claims and provides compensation for any vehicle occupants that are injured. Description The term, green slip, automatically refers to a CTP insurance policy in Australia, where this type of policy is used most. Location Green slips are prevalent in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. In fact, drivers are required by law to have a CTP Green Slip to register a motor vehicle in NSW. Coverage A CTP green slip provides compensation for anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident, including pedestrians and cyclists. A vehicle is covered while traveling in all parts of Australia. Exceptions CTP green slips do not cover any vehicles or property involved in accidents, nor does it provide coverage for vehicle theft. It also does not provide compensation to a driver that is at fault, unless his injuries are extensive.
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Determine function room by the size and purpose of the function
 
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Have you have been assigned the task of finding a function room? There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration such as understanding the function requirements as well as the budget, and you need to search for venues that will best meet with your requirement and function type. The type of function room required will be determined by the size and purpose of the function. For example if the function is designed to provide information, then a good choice would be a conference centre that is equipped to deal with large numbers of people in a professional and pleasant environment. However, a more relaxed setting would be ideal for smaller workshops or groups. If you are working with a really tight budget, check with your local community centres and libraries, as many offer function rooms for next to nothing or free. Before making any commitment always check the user policy to be certain that the venue is suitable for your type of function. Also bear in mind that the venue should be easily accessible and close to all means of transport as the guest will have to travel to and from the function, and this should be as affordable as possible and there should also be parking facilities available. Accommodation options are also another factor to consider as many hotels that have function rooms north Sydney will negotiate package deals. When you negotiate function room facilities it is wise to inspect the venue personally before booking. You also need to discuss your requirements with the venues events manager. You need to take into consideration the variety and size as well as the various furniture configurations. When visiting the site, check for easy access to amenities, climate control, lighting and other important factors that will ensure a successful function. Most of the north Sydney function venues offer refreshments and catering to your specifications. The venue should also be able to ensure security and signage and I most instances the standard is to offer stationary, mints and a free supply of water. Also enquire about programs and entertainment as these extra touches lead to a more successful and enjoyable event for the all attendees. As you can see there are many factor to consider when selecting an appropriate function venue, as these factors will determine the ambiance, appearance of the room, the utilities offered as well as the space provided. If you are hosting a large function, many of the hotels charge rental rates that can be negotiated and at times the rental will be based on a sliding scale with are based on the amount of revenue that will be generated by the beverage and food revenue. Source: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/finding-function-rooms-in-the-north-sydney-area-0 Images: http://www.greenlightlounge.com
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Excavator
 
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Excavators are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, stick, bucket and cab on a rotating platform (known as the "house"). The house sits atop an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. A cable-operated excavator uses winches and steel ropes to accomplish the movements. They are a natural progression from the steam shovels and often called power shovels. All movement and functions of a hydraulic excavator are accomplished through the use of hydraulic fluid, with hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic motors. Due to the linear actuation of hydraulic cylinders, their mode of operation is fundamentally different from cable-operated excavators. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excavator Images: http://www.komatsu.com.au/Parts/Pages/home.aspx
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Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI
 
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Article Source: https://www.aclu.org/drug-law-reform-immigrants-rights-racial-justice/know-your-rights-what-do-if-you Image Source: http://www.opalconsulting.com.au We rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us all fairly, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion. This card provides tips for interacting with police and understanding your rights. Note: Some state laws may vary. Separate rules apply at checkpoints and when entering the U.S. (including at airports). YOUR RIGHTS - You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud. - You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home. - If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave. - You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately. - Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, you have constitutional rights. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES - Do stay calm and be polite. - Do not interfere with or obstruct the police. - Do not lie or give false documents. - Do prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested. - Do remember the details of the encounter. - Do file a written complaint or call your local ACLU if you feel your rights have been violated.
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How to Choose Gifts for a Baby Shower
 
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Buying for a baby shower can be difficult, but follow this guide to make it simple. Find out if there is a registry. Usually a registry tag will be included with a baby shower invitation; for example, to a Babies'R'Us or a Target. If there is not a store near you, check to see if they sell products online. If they have a website, sometimes you can print the registry from the site. Go to the store that was registered. If you did not print the registry at home, see if they have a kiosk/desk that will let you know what the mother-to-be is registered for. Look at the registry and find out what has been purchased and what hasn't. Keep in mind, maybe the mother-to-be wanted 4 of an item and only 2 have been purchased. The registry should state this if that is the case. Find a(n) item/items in your price range and travel to the location it would be found in the store and grab your item/items. Note the color asked for and stick to the registry. The mother-to-be has asked for these items specifically, and it could create an awkward situation if the gift item is correct but the color is not, etc. When it is your turn to checkout, make sure to either tell the cashier that the gifts are from a registry or hand the printed registry to them, so that it will be properly noted that those items have been purchased already and to avoid the mother-to-be getting duplicates. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS make sure to ask for a gift receipt. There are many situations that a gift might need to be returned, especially when it comes to being a new mother. Include gift receipt with the gift and good luck! Article Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-Gifts-for-a-Baby-Shower Image Source: http://www.bubcakes.com.au
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Useful items to take with you when camping with your dog
 
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Article Source: http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/ukcampsites/clubsites/camping-with-dogs/useful-items Image Source: http://www.fulchers.com.au One quarter of families with dogs now take their pet with them on holiday. There are numerous benefits of camping with your dog, but there are a few things to consider packing in your luggage to make sure that your dog has an enjoyable time and you all get the most out of the family trip. Here is The Camping and Caravanning Club's guide of what to take when camping with dogs: Essentials -- make sure you pack all the essentials that you would need at home including food and water bowls, leads, plenty of dog food and treats, and his toys. Water -- it is better to bring plenty of bottled water for your dog as if he drinks from rivers and streams he could pick up bugs and illnesses from the water. A Stake to tie the lead to -- make sure you have something sturdy to tie your dog to at night and when you are cooking and eating to keep him safe. Don't forget a hammer or mallet to drive the stake into the ground. Your dog's bed -- when taking your dog into new surroundings he will appreciate some familiar items from home, so it is a good idea to take his bed with you. If he has a fabric bed make sure you bring some plastic sheets to put underneath it so it doesn't get wet on the ground. Scoops for cleaning up after your dog - make sure you bring plenty of bags and a scoop to clean up after your dog and be considerate of other campers. First aid kit -- just as you would bring a first aid kit for the family make sure you have one for your dog. See our pre-travel health advice for camping with dogs for suggestions of what to include in it. Consider carefully how you will travel with your pets. Their safety and the safety of your passengers are paramount. An appropriately-sized travel cage is one way to transport your pet. If he's not used to a cage there are a number of safety harnesses available that clip to seatbelt fixings.
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How to Rent a Portable Generator
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/how_2316460_rent-portable-generator.html Image: http://www.powerdistributionrentals.com.au/products.html Generators provide a blast of energy when we need it most. Many people use generators when the power goes out in their homes. Another popular use is to provide electricity to outdoor events like lighting a tent and powering a public address system. No matter what your generator needs are, there is one to fit them. If you don't want to invest in your own generator, think about renting one. Measure the square footage of your home, tent or area to be powered. This will come in handy when selecting the proper generator to rent. Call a heavy equipment or party rental store. These places are your best option to find generators for rent. If they do not carry a generator, ask for a recommendation of a place in your town that rents generators. Determine what fuel you want your generator to run on. Once you have located a rental store, the store representative will give you the selection of generators. Most generators run on gasoline, however some take diesel and natural gas. While gasoline is easiest, it is also expensive. The other options are more fuel efficient but are much more difficult to operate and maintain. Most companies do not provide fuel for the generator. Know how much power you will need. Generators come in many different sizes. Be cautious to not under or over-powering your event. You can help by telling the person you're renting the generator from the square footage you need to power as well as any other energy-draining sources such as musicians, refrigerators or a home with an air conditioner. They will recommend the perfect generator. Find a large automobile to transport the generator. Most generators are too large for a sedan and are too dirty to keep in an SUV. Find a friend with a pickup truck, as this is the perfect way to transport your generator after renting. However, check for Honda generators in various ratings. Many are small but very heavy.
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10 Plumbing Facts You've Never Heard of
 
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Article Source: http://www.foxph.com/10-plumbing-facts Image Source: http://www.ppsols.com.au 10 Plumbing Facts and a Little History on the Side Plumbing problems, we all have them and they are awful. They smell bad, flood our houses and destroy a lot of stuff. So when the worst happens, who do we call to fix it? The heroic plumber! However, the average person does not know much about the noble profession, so we assembled some facts to enlighten us all about where our modern plumber comes from. First, a brief history of plumbing: "Plumbing" comes from the word for lead, which is plumbum. People who worked with lead were called Plumbarius, which was eventually shortened to the word we use today. Plumbing dates back to roman times when the Romans used lead pipe inscriptions to prevent water theft. After that virtually no advance in the profession was made until the 19th century when actual sewage systems were created to eliminate cesspools. More recently, technology has taken off and resulted in the modern piping and water treatment that we enjoy everyday. Here are some crazy facts about plumbing and its rich history. Albert Einstein was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union after he had announced that he would be a plumber if he had to live his life all over again. In the technology capitol of the world, Japan, some urinals have voice activated flushing mechanisms. The urinals respond to several commands, including "fire". Over 100,000 US dollars were spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind. The answer: three out of four people have the flap in the front. 90% of pharmaceuticals taken by people are excreted through urination. Therefore our sewer systems contain heavy dose of drugs. A recent study by the EPA has found fish containing trace amounts of estrogen, cholesterol-lowering drugs, pain relievers, antibiotics, caffeine and even anti-depressants. President Richard Nixon had set up a White House Special Investigations Unit to plug intelligence leaks in the governmental processes associated with the Vietnam War. The members of this convert group were popularly called "plumbers." The toilet is flushed more times during the super bowl halftime than at any time during the year. We imagine the 8 million pounds of popcorn, 28 million pounds of potato chips, and 1 billion chicken wings really get to you at halftime. Who are the most famous plumbers ever? Mario and Luigi of course! They have been in over 200 games since Mario bros was created in 1985. King George II of Great Britain died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760. The "bathroom" has been named many different things in many different places. Here are a few of my favorite ones! The Egyptians named it the House of Horror, the Romans named it the Necessarium for obvious reasons. The Tudors who ruled England for a period of time called the bathroom the privy or house of privacy. People of France call it "La Chambre Sent" meaning the smelly house, self-explanatory of course. Israelis call the bathroom the house of honor, this one confuses us the most. The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet. We hope you brought a good book.
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How to Find Inexpensive Office Furniture
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/how_2242307_inexpensive-office-furniture.html Image: http://www.superbofficefurniture.com.au Your starting a business or looking to revamp your current business with a newer look. The next few steps will give you some ideas of where to find great deals right in your area. I have bought a new L desk for only $11. So, don't spend your budget on these "necessities" save the money to expand your business. Before you get started you need to decide what you are looking for. Have a little fun and look at the major furniture makers, I've added some sites below to get your started. Based on your "window shopping" decide what exactly your looking for. I also recommend looking at other people's offices if your out and about for ideas. Next determine your budget, our goal is to come within half of that, but if you need something right away you may spend all of that money. If you can wait and can spend 10 minutes each week you'll find some great deals. You know what you want and you have a budget. Now you need to find a place to get it. So it's time to hit the Web. Go to google.com type in "asset recovery furniture" or "furniture auctions" or "discount office furniture" and unless you can ship across country add your state to every search. You'll get quite a list, check them out and be sure to add the good one's to your favorites or write them down. So you have a list of sites now. I have found the auction sites are the best for example the one listed below Rasmus has helped me furnish 2 offices including beautiful desks for $11. Some of the auctions can be done online so you can track the prices and try to pick up the cheaper items. Make sure to track the dates of the auctions new auctions will come up every day. Whether you buy from a discount store or an auction make sure to check out the items prior to bidding. Pictures are not always reliable. Almost all discount places will not provide delivery so you will have to arrange the time of pickup, get a truck or rent one. This adds to the cost but as long as your getting multiples it should still be cheaper than new furniture.
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How to Choose a Dermal Filler
 
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Article: http://www.ehow.com/how_4728177_choose-dermal-filler.html Image: http://www.mybotique.com.au/dermal-fillers Dermal fillers can restore fullness and reduce wrinkles around the mouth and lips, lessening the appearance of facial lines, acne and other scars in a natural-looking way. The cost of fillers, and how long their effects last, varies widely. Injected into the skin in a doctor's office with minimal recovery time, dermal fillers have become increasingly popular, with a broad range of products offering an effective and cost-effective alternative to cosmetic surgery. Instructions Take a good look at your face to decide on the areas that might benefit from a dermal filler. When skin ages, it may start to sag or wrinkle, losing volume. Dermal fillers restore fullness, and it may be used to soften vertical lines between the eyes and above the lips ("smoker's lines"), lessen the lines extending from the nose to the mouth, reverse "frown lines" around the mouth, add volume to lips, and fill in acne and other scars. Once you have identified the areas that you might want to treat, you can decide on the dermal filler that might work best for you. Understand the differences between dermal fillers. There are several types of temporary fillers: collagen (which lasts 3 to 6 months), fillers based on hyaluronic acid (which last up to a year), and those which use either calcium hydoxylapatite or poly-lactic acid, which can last up to 2 years or longer. The longer-lasting fillers tend to be more expensive. Know the procedure for dermal fillers. After a physician applies a topical numbing cream (or injects a small amount of anesthetic), dermal fillers are injected with a tiny needle into lines, wrinkles and scars. If a patient experiences pain, it is usually mild and goes away soon. Side effects of fillers may include bruising, allergic reactions, bacterial infections and others. Consult with a physician to determine the best filler for you. Most practitioners offer free consultations, and because new fillers come out frequently, a good professional will be able to inform you on expected results and possible side effects of different dermal fillers. Consider the factors involved in choosing a dermal filler: price, longevity and effectiveness in addressing specific cosmetic issues. An informed decision may increase your overall satisfaction with the procedure and results.
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Sample Floor Plans for a Restaurant Layout
 
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Opening a restaurant is not as simple as choosing a name and deciding on a menu. With a number of vital decisions to be made, planning your restaurant design does not have to be a chore. These sample restaurant floor plans allow you to express your creativity while making design decisions fun. Article Source: http://www.brighthub.com/office/entrepreneurs/articles/122156.aspx Image Source: http://www.hospitalityfitouts.com.au
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How to Find a Water Leak in Your House
 
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Article: http://www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Water-Leak-in-Your-House Image: http://www.pureplumbingpros.com.au In most cases the water line running to your home is "metered" for accountability and billing purposes. A leak on your line can be very costly. Yet, even a very small leak can be found through trying a few simple techniques and can save you from a nasty surprise from your local utility company. If you have been notified that you have a leak, here are a few steps you can do before calling a plumber. The more you do, the less it will cost you in the long run! Check the Pressure Relief Valve on the hot water tank. Sometimes these valves are plumbed directly into a drain and may be leaking without your knowledge. If you can't remove the drain pipe to check for a leak listen for a hissing sound, it may be leaking. Check the toilet for leaks by removing the top off the tank and listening very closely. If you hear any hissing at all, try to locate where it is coming from. If you locate the area where the leak is coming from, assess it and determine if you can fix it. If you can't, then call a plumber. If nothing is noticeable, add some food coloring and put a couple of drops in the tank (not the bowl). Wait several minutes and if you have coloring in the bowl, you have a leak in the flapper at the bottom of the tank that is allowing water to seep through. At this point you can assess if you want to do the repair yourself, or call a plumber. If you have more toilets, go ahead and repeat the process with each toilet to make sure you don't have more than one problem. If the toilets are fine, check the line running from the meter to the house. While this may sound difficult, you can save money if you can locate the leak for the plumber. If you know you have a shut-off valve by the house, shut it off temporarily and check the meter by removing the lid and watching the dial on top of the meter. If you can't see the meter head, try digging around because they sometimes have dirt or grass covering the top of them. Once you locate it and the valve is turned off by the house, watch the meter to see if is turning. If it is still turning, then the leak is between the meter and the house. That is, unless you have a leaking valve, and this very common with these older bronze gate valves. Then, your leak may also be inside the house. At this point, walk the area between the meter and the shut-off valve. Look for signs of a leak such as: soft muddy areas, grass that is greener than the rest or growing much faster than other areas. If you see such an obvious sign, call the plumber or assess if you can make a repair yourself. Check the garden. Look at hoses, taps, and drip irrigation systems. Check the shower head for leaks. It should be a fairly straightforward home repair if this is a source of leaking. If you have a swimming pool, it is important to check to see if it has any leaks. Recognize that in many cases a leak can be very hard to locate. Not all of the leaks outlined in this article can be located and if you're not used to plumbing positioning, you may miss something easily. All the same, if you try these steps, you should be able to find an approximate location and this is a most valuable exercise in itself because it will help the plumber (many plumbers do not like searching for a problem so anything you can do they will appreciate), making it time saving for the plumber and that translates into savings for you.
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How to Make a "Unique" Diaper Cake. Ha!
 
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So you have a friend who is having a baby and somehow you were elected to throw the baby shower. You have the food. You ordered the invitations. Pulled out your fancy serving dishes. But what is missing? I know, your table needs a centerpiece. Why yes, it does. It can serve as a nice focal point, in case people need a reminder for why they are there drinking mimosas on a Saturday afternoon, as well as being a practical gift for the parents-to-be. First you will need to buy some supplies: Bottle of champagne: Ah, yes, this is the critical difference with this Alpha Mom diaper cake. No rolled up baby bibs or receiving blankets here. (Does anyone even use those blankets?) This goes in the center of the cake. It is for the parents to bring to the hospital with them to break over the bow of the baby like the QE2. Instead of playing the good girl, you could put a bottle of a scotch in there. Or whiskey. Or vodka. Well, you get the idea. Other guests might talk about you afterward in hushed tones, but in a few months the new parents will be thanking you. Especially if you have tucked a couple pair of earplugs in there too. Serving platter: I bought the one in the photograph at Target for under $20. You could alternately cut a circle out of heavy cardboard or plywood. Size one diapers, yes newborn diapers are adorable and oh so tiny, but many babies don't wear them very long if at all. At least the size 1 diapers you know will be used. Alpha Mom says that the best diapers to include in the diaper cake are the relatively-new Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive that include a wetness indicator, perfect for new moms as initially it's tough to tell whether a baby needs a diaper change. Also, look for the specially-marked package of Pampers whereby every purchase equals one life-saving vaccine donated through Unicef. Elastic bands, get a whole bag of them. Any ones you have leftover you can shoot at your children should they come near the finished diaper cake before you have a chance to photograph it. Not that I did that or anything. White tissue paper, one package that is usually used for gift bags is sufficient Decorative ribbon- here you get to decide what color you want. I wanted something that was not the traditional pastel baby colors. Wide white satin ribbon Not wired. Just the cheap stuff they sell in the craft store with the wedding accessories Decorative accents -- I went with the so ugly they are cute Ugly dolls. What isn't to love about these little guys? Article Source: http://alphamom.com/family-fun/activities/how-to-make-a-unique-diaper-cake-ha Image Source: http://www.bubcakes.com.au
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Make Birthday Invitation Cards for Baby's First Birthday
 
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How time flies! After the baby birth announcement, it now comes to the first birthday of your little prince or princess. In the past one year, the new member of your family brings so much fun and happiness to your whole family. And to celebrate the special day, holding a birthday party will be a neccesary. Sending a unique beautiful baby birthday invitation card shows the respect to your guest. And here you'll learn how to make such a birthday invitation card. To make a stunning birthday invitation card, a good card maker like Photo Collage Studio and Scrapbook Studio is a must. These two programs let you easily and creatively make photo cards with eye-catching invitation card templates provided. In addition, these two invitation card making software enables you to personalize every element of your baby birthday invitaion card with ease. Article Source: http://www.wondershare.com/photo-editing-tips/birthday-invitation-card.html Image Source: http://hellobabydesigns.com.au/store/category/birthday-invitations
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History of Costume
 
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Article Source: http://historyofeuropeanfashion.wordpress.com Image Source: http://www.sweidas.com.au A significant shift in culture occurred in France and elsewhere at the beginning of the 18th century, known as the Enlightenment, which valued reason over authority. In France, the sphere of influence for art, culture and fashion shifted from Versailles to Paris, where the educated bourgeoisie class gained influence and power in salons and cafés. The new fashions introduced therefore had a greater impact on society, affecting not only royalty and aristocrats, but also middle and even lower classes. Ironically, the single most important figure to establish Rococo fashions was Louis XV's mistress Madame Pompadour. She adored pastel colors and the light, happy style which came to be known as Rococo, and subsequently light stripe and floral patterns became popular. Towards the end of the period, Marie Antoinette became the leader of French fashion, as did her dressmaker Rose Bertin. Extreme extravagance was her trademark, which ended up majorly fanning the flames of the French Revolution. Fashion designers gained even more influence during this era, as people scrambled to be clothed in the latest styles. Fashion magazines emerged during this era, originally aimed at intelligent readers, but quickly capturing the attention of lower classes with their colorful illustrations and up-to-date fashion news. Even though the fashion industry was ruined temporarily in France during the Revolution, it flourished in other European countries, especially England.
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Duties & Responsibilities for a Florist
 
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A florist or floral designer works with flowers, plants and other items such as display containers and ribbon to design floral arrangements. A florist may be employed by a flower shop or grocery store, or she may go into business for herself and open a flower shop. The duties and responsibilities vary depending on the position and work environment, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median salary for a florist was $23,230 in 2008. Article Source: http://www.ehow.com/list_6763239_duties-_amp_-responsibilities-florist.html#page=0 Image Source: http://evergreenflorist.com.au
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Facts You Should Know About ADT Security Services
 
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If you are looking for a association that has been in affair for a long time for your home coziness then you may be interested in knowing that ADT has been in the coziness affair for over one-hundred years. Of course they haven't been if high tech home coziness systems for that long but they have been in the home coziness affair since the early nineteen-seventies. This was As older coziness technology was frequently age awkward and difficult to operate and citizen´s would authority them off from time to time. With this new user friendly, one touch technology even a child can artlessly be taught to to activate and deactivate your alarm code firmly and easily, so you will never be left with your armament down. ADT now has five monitoring stations located nation wide that afford twenty-four hour a day protection seven days a week, so you will never be left feeling that you are all alone. Should your code be tripped, a signal will be abruptly be conventional at the closest station and a call will be abruptly be placed to your home or affair to see if you are OK. If it is Benton to not be a false alarm then the police will be summoned abruptly and help will be on the way. Why take chances with your home and your family, when all of the latest technology in coziness and protection is now more affordable then ever? The early systems that were available in the seventies have gone through some dramatic changes since then technologically speaking and what they now afford is all of the most recent advancements in total home protection to their customers. What in progress out in the seventies as basic home alarm systems has blossomed up to include a assortment of fully monitored home coziness conveniences that absolutely bedclothes your home or affair in a close net of coziness that comes with ADT's long standing reputation for service and reliability. ADT can now install a absolute coziness systems that even includes a thirty-five foot exterior perimeter that monitors the beyond of your home and will sound the alarm if a prowler enters the edge´s of that barrier. It incorporates the latest technology in heat and activity sensing plans that have the capacity to characterize between a human and an animal by automatically guaging the heat and body mass of the intruder.Home coziness systems have turn out to be far more user friendly now and with the new ease of use your home or affair coziness code can be activated or deactivated with the simple touch of a button just the same as your cars coziness code is operated. They also give you the option of voice recognition technology that allows you to give commands to your coziness code with your spoken words. How many age have you heard of a break in that was facilitated by the alarm code animal left off? Article Source: http://www.napppanetwork.com/facts-you-should-know-about-adt-security-services.html Images: http://www.apheco.com.au
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Investing in Australian Aboriginal Art
 
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Australian Aboriginal art is one of the hottest areas of contemporary art in Australia today, and repesents an attractive investment option for many buyers. In recent years, the Aboriginal art market has attracted international attention and experienced exceptional growth which does not appear set to slow down in the medium term. At auction, Aboriginal art considerably outsells non-indigenous Australian art and has enormous international standing. Before entering the Aboriginal art market however, it is critical that investors are well informed, not only to ensure that art works are quality work by the best artists, but also to guarantee the authenticity and provenance of the art. One of the first things to look for when buying any Aboriginal art or artefacts is a Certificate of Authenticity, which may be issued by the community in which the artist lives and works or may be provided by the gallery from which the artwork is purchased. Certificates issued by Aboriginal community art centres, individual artists and reputable galleries vary, however most include details such as the artist's name, language group and home community, the title, size and story of the work, and the name and code of the relevant art centre or gallery. A photo of the artist and the work is also often attached to the certificate. When determining the relative value of a piece of Aboriginal art, many of the factors involved are similar to any other object or art form. An individual piece is in the first instance attractive to the buyer according to its immediate aesthetic value, but its current and future financial value depend on factors requiring careful research. These factors include the renown of the artist and in which period of the artist's career the work was created. Additional factors particular to Australian Aboriginal art include the artist's age and seniority and their position in the historical development of the Aboriginal art movement. Before buying a painting, research the artist in as much depth as possible. Determine whether the artist is represented in significant collections or galleries. Also determine how prolific the artist is, and whether there is good demand for the artist in the secondary market - in other words, at auction. Try to view as many works by the artist as possible in order to determine if the work under consideration is from a well regarded period or series. In many cases, works painted during certain periods are significantly more valuable than others. Finally, make sure you are aware of the current market value of the artist's works. If all these factors seem daunting, ask for advice. The Australian Aboriginal art market is far more open than it once was, and increased competition has seen a marked improvement in service. Reputable dealers, gallery owners and auction houses have the necessary expertise and are generally happy to assist new investors. One final point to consider when investing in any art are additional expenses such as transaction costs, commissions, insurance and restoration charges. These costs can be high, so be sure to factor them into purchase prices where applicable. Australian Aboriginal art has generally proved to be a solid investment over time. Work by important Aboriginal artists has increased in value markedly over the past 30 years, with individual works fetching prices as high 50,000 at international auction. Prudent investors who have developed good relationships with specialist galleries can derive great pleasure from collecting the art of the world's oldest living indigenous culture, and can also be assured that the artists in question have been treated fairly and ethically, and that their investment is secure. Source: http://www.articlegarden.com/Article/Investing-in-Australian-Aboriginal-Art/18396 Images: http://desertartcentre.com.au
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How to (or not) Buy a Caravan.
 
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Article Source: http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/how-to-or-not-buy-a-caravan-/10000000006784258/g.html Image Source: http://www.fulchers.com.au A buyers guide to buying a caravan This is a short story about our search for a cheap (1,500 budget) touring caravan Everything started so well.. we had owned our own comfy 2 berth Jubilee Supreme for 2 years. We had no idea about caravanning before this. On our first holiday we learned more in the first week than we have since. "you should have the flaps at the bottom of your awning outwards" said one helpful camper. "Those flaps should be inside, under the ground sheet" said a passing seasoned caravanner. What's a ground sheet? we asked each other when he had gone. "Ne'er, e'er, use the shower in the varn. Causes major damp. Its only put in thar' to make it sell for more! I change my van ever' year for the best model, and I've ne'er used my shower." said the bloke with the biggest, poshest, most expensive van on the site. Well that's what he liked telling everyone! After more "advise" from other campers, we decided to use the shower. Never saw any damp. We are now at the point when we have sold the much loved caravan to a nice couple in Lincolnshire. We had advertised the van on eBay, we were very honest in the description, we answered all the questions thoughtfully, we refused the nominal offers to end the auction early for cash, (I told them its a cash sale anyway) and after a very exciting time watching the bids flyby during the last two minutes, the caravan was sold. We were happy, but also sad at the same time, our caravan, who was, as daft as it sounds, leaving us for pastures new. Good luck, old friend. The search for a replacement started in earnest. We scoured the auction site for days, saving the ones we liked, having disagreements about the size, colour, style, and anything else you find to disagree about. We made bids on some and lost them all. Then one Sunday afternoon, we came across a caravan that seemed to meet our needs, we bid and won at last !
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Facts About Mini Excavators
 
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Construction is a procedure of designing and creating various establishments like buildings, towers, and infrastructures. Construction is carried out with the help of architects, engineers and various contractors. They serve as agent or owner of the construction project. In order for them to create buildings or infrastructures, they need machines and equipments to make their work at ease and at the same time to lessen the lead time for the construction and finish the project immediately. These machines will help them in loading, digging, delivering and transferring construction materials to their designated areas. One of the common construction equipment/machine is the so called mini excavators. Mini excavators are wheeled vehicles that have a limited capacity working from 0.7 to 7.5 tons of load. It includes several functions with boom swing and standard backfill blade. There are lots if mini excavators available on the market that will fit the type of construction that you are bond of. There are those powered by hydraulic, fuel and oil, electric power and there are those that are rechargeable. They are seen to be small but it renders terrible service even though it's limitation. It is best used for ground breaking and loading of raw materials. This machine gives you additional benefits like having superior flotation compared to a wheeled machine. Mini excavators also use less fuel and can be hauled with lighter, more fuel-efficient trucks, keeping your hourly costs down. In choosing and purchasing your construction equipment, there are lots of things to consider. The most and first thing to consider is the safety and quality that you can get with your machine. You have to make sure that you will get quality outcome, guaranteed satisfaction and suitable with your budget. Safety would pertain to the level of assurance for you, for your workers and for your company that might give great effect to the performance of the infrastructure you are building. Know first what the scope of your construction project is before deciding to have a mini excavator. Always be reminded that this machine has limited capacity and lead time. You can never compel it to do heavy and long duration of loads. It might cause and give you a serious problem especially with regards to repairs and maintenance. And it might disappoint you because of the budget that you have allocated for it. This equipment is made and suitable for urban construction work, gardening, pipe-laying and many more. You have to consider also the durability of the attachments and parts of the excavators. Two of the most concerned is the independent boom swing and back-fill blade. These parts bring out the service of an excavator with regards to the construction works like digging and loading. Its independent boom swing just needs a limited space depending on the force to be done. This machine is also subject to conditioning like checking it up for possible repairs and maintenance especially when it is used in a long period of time. This is essential in prolonging the life of your machine as well as maintaining the quality of the infrastructure you are building. Article Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?Facts-About-Mini-Excavators&id=4775526 Image Source: http://www.komatsu.com.au
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How to Create a Business Continuity Plan
 
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Article: http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Business-Continuity-Plan Image: http://www.expressbcp.com A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is the least expensive insurance any company can have (especially for small companies, as it costs virtually nothing to produce). It details how employees will stay in touch and keep doing their jobs in the event of a disaster or emergency, such as a fire at the office. Unfortunately, many companies never take the time to develop such a plan. Here you will see suggested steps and considerations, in an abbreviated way, for small companies to create a BCP that will improve their chances of continuing operations during or after significant disasters. Development of a BCP for larger companies is not within the scope of this document. Business Continuity Plans are sometimes referred to as Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) and the two have much in common. However a DRP should be oriented towards recovering after a disaster whereas a BCP shows how to continue doing business until recovery is accomplished. Both are very important and are often combined into a single document for convenience.
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Tips for Guys on Sending Flowers from our Preferred Local Florist Network
 
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Article Source: http://www.inbloom.com/tipsforguys.htm Image Soure: http://evergreenflorist.com.au Tips for Guys Be Spontaneous. You don't have to wait for a special occasion to give flowers. In fact, flowers given for no reason other than "I was thinking of you today" mean much more because they are unexpected. Don't Overlook Anyone. A bouquet can express a range of feelings -- from romantic to friendly to something in between. Your wife or sweetheart will love to receive a surprise gift of flowers. So will your mother, daughter, sister, and friends. Try Something New. Women are interested in a wide variety of flowers and colors. So, when giving roses, consider pink, peach, yellow, white, or assorted colors to catch her attention. And, remember, most women appreciate a beautiful assortment of fresh flowers, as well as roses. Get More Bloom For The Buck. The prices of some flowers vary seasonally. Roses, for example, are usually a great value during summer months. In the winter, mixed bouquets may be a better way to go. Flowers Are Never Boring. Because of their infinite diversity and unique appeal, flowers never lose their specialness. Each new floral arrangement is a fresh and individual declaration of appreciation -- reflecting positively on your imagination and thoughtfulness. Flowers Don't Have To Mean Commitment. Relax, guys. Women know when an arrangement simply means that you care. Be Prepared. When ordering flowers, have ready the recipient's name, address, and phone number. If you're not sure what to order, ask for assistance. Get Professional Help. Selecting flowers may be a bewildering experience for the uninitiated man. Fortunately, help is available. Consult your professional florist for a special arrangement that will match both your sentiment and her personality. A Gift Of Flowers Goes A Long Way. Every woman can remember the last time she got flowers! Can't put your Feelings into Words? Use a Translator...your Professional Florist!!! We'll translate your feelings into Flowers!
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Safety Tips For DIY Roofing Repairs
 
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Article Source: http://www.eguard.com.au/blog/safety-tips-for-diy-roofing-repairs Image Source: http://www.rkroofandgutter.com.au Some homeowners prefer to undertake small roofing repairs themselves to save money. This may be appropriate in the case of minor repairs, providing you have a bit of experience in home repairs and understand the required safety measures. In the case of extensive roof damage, or if you are unskilled in repairs or work at height, DIY roofing repairs can be dangerous. If you do choose to undertake roof repairs yourself, please observe basic safety measures and consider these helpful tips. Observe Basic Safety Measures Observing basic safety measures means wearing the proper footwear for roofing repairs. Choose a shoe with a solid tread, and a rubber sole, to lessen the chance of slipping. You should also follow ladder safety rules carefully, and ensure that your ladder is well secured before you go onto the roof. If you are unused to working at heights, roof repairs are not advisable. Check Your Warrantee Amateur roofing repairs may void the warrantee for past roof repairs, or your roof installation. Check your warrantee before you embark on any repairs, small or large! Minimise Traffic Minimise roof traffic as much as possible. You can do so by being prepared and having all materials at your ready disposal. Try to inspect the roof first from the ground, to ascertain where and what needs repairing. Having a friend to help can be useful, but only if they know what they're doing. Excessive roof traffic can worsen damage. Good Weather Good weather is essential for safe roofing repairs. Choose a warm dry day to do any roof repairs, to minimise the likelihood of slipping. You should also try to do repairs after morning dew has evaporated. If weather starts to worsen, get off the roof as soon as you can. Call A Professional Calling a professional is often the safest and easiest way to ensure your roof is repaired quickly, safely and properly. If you aren't used to working with heights, or will not have time to do a job safely, call a professional. Expert roofers know how to stay safe on your roof, and fix damage thoroughly.
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Designing Unforgettable Birthday Invitations
 
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Designing birthday invitations for someone? It's not as easy as you thought it would be. Whether you're looking for free birthday invitation templates, or if you're ordering something custom-made from a party or card store, birthday invitations can be one of the most surprisingly difficult aspects of party-planning. A memorable birthday invitation can make the receiver eager to RSVP as quickly as possible and lay the foundation of lively, well attended party. On the other hand, a poorly thought-out birthday invitation can lead people to conclude that they might not be missing out on too much. If it falls to you to plan a birthday celebration from top to bottom, the invitations will prove to be an aspect of the planning that can help make the party you're putting together an unforgettable one. Birthday Invitation Design Tips Some people don't even know where to go for birthday invitations. There are a number of free birthday invitation templates available online or through custom party stores. A major stationery website will have a number of ready-made invitations to choose from, or you can opt to spend a little more on birthday invitations purchased through a specialty retailer for often dazzling results. Even just choosing the right invitations can require a little budgeting and research --especially if you're going to be inviting several dozen or more people. Keep in mind how much you're willing to spend and use that as your lens as you begin to explore your options. Choosing the right words is perhaps the most difficult task of all when it comes to birthday invitations. It can seem downright impossible if you're coming up with invitations that won't have any input from the actual birthday person. The right words can be tricky to find, but think about the person you're designing invitations for. You'll probably find something that will appeal to the guest list, if you take a moment to reflect on what the birthday person would say if it were up to them. Would they say something serious? Something funny? Is this for someone who isn't looking forward to turning 30, or for a child celebrating their very first birthday? The better you can answer these questions, the better your invitations will come across. The type of person you're designing invitations for will also inform the overall style of the card, so keep that in mind, too. Article Source: http://www.eacd2012.com/designing-unforgettable-birthday-invitations Image Source: http://hellobabydesigns.com.au/store/category/birthday-invitations/
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