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2011

World Health Organisations Recommends Use of Mosquito Nets

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2011

Proper Network Cabling is the Secret to Faster Internet Speeds

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2011

How to Measure up for a Curtain Pole and Choose a Style to Suit

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2011

Time to Upgrade your Car Stereo System! Does your Car Stereo System have the Correct Accessories?

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2011

Escape the worst of the Winter in a Fabulous Red Sea Resort

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2011

Training for Manual Handling

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2011

Water Purification Tablets and Diarrhoea Prevention Products

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2011

Keeping You Surfing When Your Internet is Offline

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2011

Pest Problems in Winter Weather

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2011

Call In The Caterers - It’s Party Time!

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2011

What are the Benefits of Acne Face Care Products?

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2011

Protect Your Car

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2011

Restaurant Interior Design: The Missing Piece from Your Restaurant

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2011

How Recruitment Agencies Can Help You Find Your Dream Job

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2011

The Origins of the Eames Office Chair

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Educational Teaching Resources Make Learning Enjoyable

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Unhappy with Your Job? There’s a Way Out

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A Brief Summary about Temporary Internet Solutions

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2011

Protect Your Car Against Winter Weather

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Franchise, A New Found Freedom At Your Fingertips

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Metropole Curtain Poles

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2011

Utilize the correct audio leads for systems and improve sound clarity

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2011

The Chair You Don’t Realise You Love

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2011

Jewellery that’s Safe and Suitable for Children

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2011

The Curtain Pole that Brings Style To Any Room

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2011

Looks or Practicality: Which Should Triumph When Designing a Bar?

There are hundreds of bars, clubs and pubs out there and each one will be subtly different in its design. Although we take the presence of the bar as a given, great thought goes into its design. This article looks at the different requirements of a good bar.

Bars are an integral component to an enormous amount of events and places. Temporary bars are required for marquee parties, for weddings and even for village fetes, whilst more permanent fixtures are required for bars pubs and clubs across the UK and actually the world. Whilst many of us take the presence of a bar in any one of these locations for granted, the reality is that a lot of thought and effort goes into bar design in order to ensure it does a great job. Whilst it can be agreed that a good bar means more business, what exactly is a good bar and what are the factors which need to be considered? The old conflict between those who pine for the most beautiful aesthetics and design and those who seek to maximise bar productivity and operations rears its head. This article takes account of both of these requirements i.e. that a bar must look good as well as function efficiently, to determine what kind of things we should be looking for in a good bar.

Aesthetics

One of the most important aspects of bar design is the aesthetics of the bar i.e. how it looks. In some places design is obvious; clubs in high competition sites such as London, New York and Paris have to create some particularly outre "wow!" factor in order to win consumers. That's how you end up with fish tanks under the floor and a tree in the middle of the place. Whilst great looking bars in clubs often make it into our papers and magazines, a good looking bar is equally important in other contexts too. A seedy old pub with worn, stained carpet, for example, will not attract customers and neither will it encourage repeat business. When someone enters your pub or bar you don't want them to immediately comment on how unattractive it is. Whilst how the bar looks is important this does not mean it needs to be anything wildly out of the ordinary. All it needs to be is clean and contextually attractive. By this I mean that the bar must fit its character and environment. If it is an old pub the bar should look traditional and wooden, for example, whilst in a modern champagne bar this would look rather odd. In this environment perhaps a stainless steel bar may look more attractive. For every person who argues visual appearance should be a design team’s dominant concern, there is another who would argue its functionality should have more significance.

Functionality

Whilst the bar must look appealing it is equally important for the bar to be functional. The barman’s tools, the drinks and the glasses all need to be within easy reach of the user in order to operate as efficiently as possible. Get this wrong and over the course of an evening fewer people could end up getting served as a result, which means less money and even less repeat business if people have to queue for a long time to wait to get served. Along with thinking about the barman’s requirements it is also necessary to think about how the customer will use the bar. Are you going to have seats so people can be comfortable, or have it clear so people can be served more quickly? If it is the latter then great thought needs to be put into where the taps, pumps and service stations will go in order to allow customers to order their drink at as many points as possible. Ideally the bar will draw them to an order point rather than have people waiting in a horizontal line which is always problematic for the barman. Finally, a useful piece of bar design which is very functional indeed is a mirror. It not only allows the barman to see what is going on behind him when he is preparing the drinks, such as the arrival of new customers, but it also allows those ordering their drinks to see what is going on in the rest of the room and therefore not have their back to the bar which makes it difficult for the barman.

Conclusion

Ideally therefore a great bar would look good and operate well. This is often achieved by bars and clubs who employ competent bar design teams. Often you will see pictures of great looking bars with wonderful colouring and shapes yet with plenty of shelving for glasses and an abundance of display and access points for the various bottles of spirits. In this way the bar looks great, the drinks on display look great, the barman can get to the drinks easily, and therefore the whole operation runs more smoothly and will generate more business.

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2011

Chartered Surveyors cover All Property Aspects From Full Building Surveys To Party Wall Awards

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Oct

2011

What It Is Recruitment Consultancies Do - Putting Jobseeker and Job Together

It's not a nice moment when you realise you dread going to work every morning. Not because the working environment is terrible or you don't get on with the people there, but because you simply no longer enjoy what you do. You may feel, if you’ve been in the same job for many years, that it’s too late to start again, or perhaps you don’t believe you have the appropriate skills to succeed in a different line of work. You would be wrong on both counts and with the professional help of a knowledgeable and highly experienced recruitment consultant you can achieve your dreams.

Ideally, when looking for a good recruitment consultant you want to ensure that they have an in depth understanding of all employment sectors whether it be investment work, wine broking jobs, media positions or sales jobs abroad. These people might have your entire future in their hands, so you want to be sure you will be taken seriously and every effort will be made to place you in a vacancy that suits your skills and requirements, regardless of whether you are looking for wine broker jobs, finance positions or work in property.

A reputable recruitment consultancy will know that even if you have excellent skills in one aspect of your work you may not be so adept in other aspects. The recruitment company will take your existing skills and attributes as well as your qualifications and build up a personal profile that can then be matched to positions on their books, so it’s not gong to be too long before you land that much yearned for position as an events organiser, investment consultant or wine broker.

You will also receive a personal consultant who will work with you through every step of your employment seeking journey and will provide sound advice and be there to answer any queries you may have. They will also work through any doubts you may be having in your abilities to fulfil the requirements of your new employment as a wine broker, timeshare sales person or finance consultant. It's easy to become despondent while looking for work, but just remember the recruitment consultants wouldn't have invested so much of their time, effort and resources in you if they didn't have the confidence that they would be able to find you work.

As well as catering to the needs of the employee a good recruitment consultant will also be available to guide an employer into finding new staff, whether it’s just one high flier or a complete team of up and coming investment professionals, media workers or candidates suited to wine broker jobs. Employers seeking employees will need to give the specifics of the type of person they are looking for and these requirements will then be matched to all the profiles of the jobseekers registered with the company. The more specific the employer can be the more suitable the candidate.

Telling the recruitment consultancy company that you are seeking employees to work in wine broking, telesales person or timeshare sales person isn’t enough, you'll need to go into specifics, tell them the skills you prefer and what will be required from the wine broker jobs or timeshare sales. You can even go as far as to talk about the sort of personality you want; a goal-driven achiever, or a personable team player. This way the recruitment consultants can find an employee or employees who will appear as if they have been tailor made to fit all your employment requirements whether your business is finance, media, property or wine broking.

A reputable recruitment consultant will meet both the needs of the employer and employee in a professional, knowledgeable manner and will strive to achieve a favourable outcome for both parties. So it won’t be long before you start your new job in wine broking or as a timeshare sales person or before you start welcoming your new employees to fill your wine broker jobs positions or timeshare sales openings.

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Oct

2011

Helping Your New Head Unit Fit In with Your Dashboard

Aftermarket car stereos are built to a standard. While this means they will fit almost any type of car, it also means they're not designed to match the style of any particular model. Fascia adaptors are plastic, clip-on frames which blend your new stereo into the pre-existing design of your car.

Lots of people want the best stereo for their car. Whether you want something with better sound quality, if you want to be able to listen to DAB digital radio on the go, get better reception or an integrated LCD screen, it can be an exciting purchase. But there’s a problem a lot of people don’t consider until they come to fit the stereo; it doesn’t look right. To fit your new stereo you’ve had to take off the fascia that surrounded the old one, and now it won’t fit back on again. A fascia adaptor can help. They’re available in both single and double DIN sizes and will help blend your new car stereo into your old car design.

“DIN” is short for “Deutsche Industrie Norm” and is, as the name suggests, the standard measurement for all aftermarket car stereos sold in the UK (if you don’t speak German, keep up). A DIN is 2 1/8 inches tall and 7 /18 inches wide, with depths varying depending upon the design. A double DIN radio is twice the size and is generally the dimension used by the more showy car stereos boasting LCD screens, SatNavs, DVD screens and the like.

If your old car head unit is a standard DIN or double DIN size, then fitting your new one should be the work of mere moments. If, however, it isn’t - as is the case with most retail cars - then you will be needing a DIN adaptor kit or double DIN kit. These aren’t complicated; they fill in the empty socket left by the removal of your old car head unit, leaving a socket into which your new DIN or double DIN aftermarket stereo can be fitted. And there you have it. Your DIN/double DIN kit has left you with a spanking new stereo complete with LCD screen, iPod socket and everything else you could possibly want to blast out your Basement Jaxx on the Monday morning commute.

But now there is a new problem; your head unit doesn't fit in with your rest of your car. It's obvious that you've pulled off part of the dashboard and just stuck a new stereo in. You might have better sound, but you've cheapened the appearance of the rest of the car as a whole.

This shouldn't be too much of a shock. Your new car stereo wasn't designed to fit in specifically with your make and model of car. It was designed to fit equally well into a Peugeot 206, a Mini Clubman or a Kia Rio. You need a fascia adaptor. A fascia adaptor is a plastic frame that fits around the outside of the new head unit, blending it into the surrounding design of the dashboard. The genius of the piece is its simplicity. It doesn’t obscure the display or controls of the stereo, but it does make it look smart. DIN and double DIN fitting kits allow you to fit an aftermarket car stereo without radically altering the appearance of your car’s dashboard. Fascia adaptors are available for a wide range of major car brands, including Peugeot, Honda, Ford, Volvo and Vauxhall.

Depending on the make and model of your car, you may need a “cage” to hold your stereo and fascia in place. If this is the case, ensure that your fascia adaptor comes with the cage, as it could otherwise prove a headache to find a matching one. Quality suppliers of car stereo paraphernalia should offer this combination as standard where it is appropriate.

If you want the best quality stereo for your car, but don’t want to sacrifice style and elegance, then you need a fascia adaptor. Like all great ideas, it is simple but effective. You don’t need any technical expertise to fit the adaptors, it’s a quick process and one even the staunchest of technophobes can perform with ease.

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Oct

2011

Enjoy A Wonderful Holiday In One Of The Luxury Hotels In Lanzarote

It’s that time of the year again when all you can think of is booking that much needed vacation in one of the excellent hotels in Lanzarote and leaving the rat race well behind for a few precious weeks, however a holiday alone can take a lot of planning and booking hotels and flights can be very time-consuming. Why not select a travel company which will do the majority of the hard work for you, from arranging the flights and transfers to making your reservations at one of the Luxury Hotel Holidays in Lanzarote, leaving you to just sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation, stress free.

Following a smooth, relaxing flight you arrive at the airport where your airport taxi is waiting to get you to one of the five star hotels in Lanzarote. You're feeling totally pampered and spoilt, you’re complete getaway has been arranged for you and the only thing you have had to do is make the tough final decision of which of the lovely hotels in Lanzarote you would like to stay in. As your taxi pulls up outside the hotel you know you clearly made the right choice. A sumptuously elegant building stands before you, encircled by gently swaying palms and rich vegetation, a true sight for sore eyes.

When you enter the reception you are welcomed by hospitable, courteous staff with re-freshening towels and glasses of champagne. You think to yourself, if this is the way they welcome you in the hotels in Lanzarote then you never want to leave. On stepping into your room your feelings of vacationing here indefinitely are proven beyond doubt, a superbly decorated, large room opens out before you and you start noticing all of the little touches that are going to make your vacation in this hotel in Lanzarote really something special. As you wander round the generous, well equipped space that you will be calling home for the next two weeks your eye is drawn to the window. A spectacular picture of beauty sits just outside and is one which you simply can’t wait to discover. Mountain tops, greenery, the ocean and never-ending expanses of soft, sandy beaches. A perfect oasis.

It’s early evening and as you begin unpacking your cases, continually diverted by the remarkable views, you start to notice the first pangs of hunger. You decide to go searching for one of the restaurants and indulge in a hearty meal. Quite possibly the most delicious meal arrives in front of you, a typical regional dish that you are just dying to get your teeth into. Do all the hotels in Lanzarote provide such fine cuisine you wonder. You desperately want to try a dessert but you're so full from the main course, so you make a mental note just to order something light tomorrow to save enough room for pudding.

You head back up to your room, select a tipple out of the mini bar and step out to the terrace where you are just in time to watch a magnificent Lanzarote sundowner. Just as the light begins to fade you see the lights from the other hotels in Lanzarote twinkling and a million tiny stars fill the sky. It truly doesn’t get any better than this.

Tiredness is beginning to catch up with you and as you decide to turn in for the night and snuggle down within your soft, cool bed, in one of the most desirable hotels in Lanzarote, you make a promise to yourself. You promise that tomorrow morning, prior to breakfast time, you'll have a dip in the pool followed by a sauna and relaxing massage at the spa and then, if you have sufficient energy left after such extravagant pampering, you may take a wander along the promenade and treat yourself to a bite to eat in one of the lovely beachside restaurants whilst soaking up some of the most incredible surroundings. What a perfect day.


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2011

An Insight Into Professional Temperature Measurement and Control Services, for Anything from Modest to Large Operations

Naturally, regardless of whether you manage a ceramics or glass manufacturing company or simply enjoy a bit of pottery during your spare time the one item of equipment that you just won’t be able to do without is a kiln. You can’t fire without a kiln. But, as with other professional equipment, your kiln will need replacement parts, such as the kiln controller, and servicing and repairing every once in awhile so it’s encouraging to know there are some excellent, highly professional businesses out there who can provide instrumentation, maintenance, calibration and temperature services to cover all your particular requirements.

These types of corporations have a large amount of instrumentation and temperature control experience in quite a few fields which include aerospace, the car industry, power generation, water treatment, metal processing and pharmaceuticals and will offer a thorough, expert service.

Additionally, they offer an considerable variety of sensor items and instrumentation from transmitters, sensors and thyristors to indicators, thermal imagers and kiln controllers and programmers.

There's a number of kiln controllers available to suit all kilns, if you enjoy pottery as a general hobby or sideline then the best suited of the kiln controllers could be the ST 3300/1 which is the most basic and cost effective product. These kiln controllers have a single program, delay and 2 ramps and dwells. For anyone managing a small ceramics studio the next model up, ST 3300/2, will be more suited. These kiln controllers make use of 10 programs, delay and 4 ramps and dwells. The 10 program, 16 ramp and dwell ST 3300/3 model is good for firing, fusing and slumping glass and the ST 3300/4 provides each of the features of the ST 3300/3 as well as an event function for programmed or manual management of a damper. These kiln controllers are most definitely suited for commercial applications.

For a much bigger or perhaps industrial oven or kiln, where the load is split up into specific zones, the ST 3300/5 is the foremost model. These kiln controllers are very similar to the ST 3300/4 models but also take advantage of an additional policeman controller which guarantees the added protection of the kiln.

Temperature service and calibration of your systems can take place on-site or even in the company laboratory and the calibration is done on indicators, kiln controllers, recorders and other equipment using electrical simulation. There is also a collection and delivery service for device repair and temperature service so that all you have to do is have the damaged article prepared and it will then be picked up by the organisation, repaired and returned to you on site. How’s that for service.

For larger kilns and larger difficulties you are able to make the most of the break down and repair service where an engineer would come to your workplace and mend the kiln or oven on-site. It’s also definitely worth having a survey carried out on your oven, furnace or kiln in order to make sure it is operating correctly and safely.

If you find a component you require for your kiln which is no longer built then, the likelihood is, a good industrial temperature services company will still be capable of finding it for you in ex stock or, failing that, will configure or produce the product needed themselves to suit your specific needs.

All of your equipment needs and queries will be met by highly experienced, pleasant and helpful commercial and technical staff, offering reliable advice and a fantastic, trusted service.

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Oct

2011

Holiday in a Luxury House in Kenya to Enjoy the African Wildlife

Kenya is one of the major countries of Africa as well as an immensely popular tourist destination of the world. To have the chance to explore the wilderness, why not go and stay in one of the luxury houses in Kenya?

As peace returns to Kenya there has never been a better time to go and visit this magnificent country. Kenya is one of the major countries of Africa and an immensely popular tourist destination of the world. Kenya has a large diversity of landscapes, namely mountains, beaches and desert areas. But majority of the country is covered by an open, grassy plain called savannah. The savannas are home to a multitude of animals, including lions, giraffes, leopards, antelopes, zebras, elephants, rhinoceros and many more.

Traditionally the summer months of July and August are the most popular times of year to visit. One need not worry about accommodation in Kenya as there are various luxury houses, camps and stone cottages. To avoid the wave of tourists staying in hotels, and to have the chance to explore the wilderness, why not go and stay in one of the luxury houses in Kenya?

If you choose to stay in a Safari lodge Kenya, tourist attractions include tours of Mount Kenya, splendid beaches, and vast savannah lands. Therefore a luxury house in Kenya will allow anyone to explore their interests: tall peaks, deep canyons, waving grasslands and sandy beaches cover the land, with each region having its own landscape, climate and wildlife.

You have the opportunity to go and see some of the worlds most endangered animal species, including black rhinos, five hundred of which live in the Laikipia District. If you stay in a luxury house in Kenya you will almost certainly see and get close to game that protected and undisturbed by human contact. You will almost certainly view elephant, giraffe, leopard, lion, hyena, common zebra, and the rare Grevy's zebra, even more endangered than the black rhino. Luxury houses in Kenya, especially in this district (one of the most favoured tourist destinations in Kenya), allow you to explore the vast plateau bordering the central Kenya highlands and the north west of Mount Kenya. Vacationing in a luxury house in this part of Kenya could be the most memorable experience of a lifetime.

The Lewa wildlife conservancy in the Laikipia district also promises elephants, leopards, zebras and gazelles. For the more adventurous individuals, camel safaris will come in handy. If you are looking for a romantic retreat, bringing the family on vacation, or travelling alone, a Laikipia adventure awaits you, and stay in a luxury house in one of Kenya's wildlife ranches. Game Drives, bush breakfasts, escorted walks, night game drives, sundowners, hideouts all feature at houses in Kenya.

The staff that work in Kenyas luxury houses are always pleasant and friendly. And, as many of Kenya's inhabitants speak English there will not be any sort of language barrier. The local people have always been extremely helpful, courteous and gladly welcome foreigners to their country. At night you may return to a dusk swim, watching perhaps a herd of Elephant arriving at the waterhole, and experience some absolutely memorable cuisine at your luxury house in Kenya. Luxury houses in Kenya are sometimes visited as part of organised safaris, and you'll pay much more if you just turn up and ask for a room. So its best to book a luxury house in Kenya in advance to avoid the higher prices.

Without apparent effort, staying in a luxury house in Kenya will allow you to move in Africa time, totally controlled by sunrise and sunset. It will be as if the real world doesn't exist anymore, and you may find yourself viewing the abundant game from much closer than a safari vehicle. Exploring the country either high on a camel, on horseback, or on a mountain bike, Kenya awaits you.

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