Make your own candles

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Candles are so wonderful! And they light up whole of your surroundings so beautifully! Why don’t you try making candles ? You’ll only need a small number of supplies and it is not at all messy!

Supplies Required for Candle Making

1. Wax – you can also use the plain white candles or crayons. However, if going proper manner, then get some paraffin wax, soy wax or beeswax.

2. Wax melter

3. Thermometer – Particular candle manufacturing thermometers are there and they’re just vital for candle making.

4. Mold – If not, then use any container, might be a glass, bowl or a tin.

5. Fragrant Oi l- if, of course, you want some aromatic candles. Its optional.

6. Dyes – optional, only if you want colorful candles.

7. Putty – for molds

Steps for Making Candle

Select the type of wax to be used. If beeswax, you do not need to melt it. It is just wrapped around a wick and sealed using the thumb. If using soy or paraffin wax, then they have to be melted and double-boiled.

Put the wax melter in a pot half filled with water that ought to be held on a burner with low-medium heat. Now place the wax bits into the melter. You can even place glitters to make a decorative candle. However, very little quantity of opossum control should be mixed( 1 tbsp or 1/4 of an ounce or 3% of the candles weight of oil for every pound of wax melted) differently, the candle will not burn properly.

Measure the temperature of the wax with the help of the thermometer. For those who have chosen a mold of cardboard, plastic or glass, keep the temperature at 130 degrees Fahrenheit and if the mold is made of some metal, then heat up the wax to 190 degrees Fahrenheit.

While the wax is in the process of melting, prepare the mould. You can do it even before you start to melt down the wax- only prepare the mould beforehand- before the wax reaches the right temperature. For preparing it, keep the length of the wick 2 inches more than the candle. Pass the wick through the hole at the bottom of the mold and fix it with putty. Tie the wick at the other end of the mold with something like a stick or a pencil.

Pour the wax into the mould. For better results, refrigerate it for another 12 hours. Remove the candle from the mold. Your home made candle is ready.

Want some more of it? Then make a floating candle centerpiece!

Hope you’ll enjoy the creative candle making experience!!

About Virginia

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The Commonwealth of Virginia is far and above one of the most beautiful, historically significant and gracious states in all of the nation. One of the first places on the continent to be settled, the Commonwealth is a proverbial historical goldmine which includes sites from colonial times, the civil war and from other crucial points in time. Indeed, when it comes to living history, people traveling the world over to take in the sites and points of interest which illustrate the amazing, unique history of Virginia.

For example, a large portion of the Commonwealth remains rural and agrarian. The agricultural customs of Virginia run deep and continue to be epitomized throughout the Commonwealth.

On the other hand, Virginia is home to one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolitan regions in the nation. Northern Virginia, which has become a lot more than a bedroom community for the nation’s capital, is awash in development and development. The corridor from Washington, D.C. through and including Dulles International Airport has come to rival the Silicone Valley in regard to the array of high-tech businesses and enterprises that currently call this region home.

Beyond history and business Virginia is a”sports person’s heaven.” Moreover, the shores of Virginia – especially at Virginia Beach and surrounding communities – are becoming some of the best beloved tourist destinations in the Northeastern United States.

Health and health are issues of great concern to the residents of Virginia. Women and men of all ages tend to have a more proactive approach to their personal health and health issues, including getting both body scans and heart scans as a way preventative practice. Moreover, these individuals also take advantage of these technologies as the MRI when they have more specific concerns about a health related matter.

Consequently, practices and centers are available in the Commonwealth that provide body scans, heart scans and MRI related choices for residents.

Virginia overall continues to experience population growth. Of course, Northern Virginia continues to lead the Commonwealth when it comes to residential, retail and business development. However, other sections of Virgina are experiencing growth as well, including some of the more rural areas of the Commonwealth that are attracting young families and other men and women who are interested in a more serene life in a community that truly can be categorized and considered a”hometown.”

Finally, and as has been alluded to earlier, Virginia is one of the most scenic and visually stunning locales in North America. From the Atlantic shore to the Blue Ridge Mountains to the lush pastures of the Shenandoah Valley, the state is natural wonder. Indeed, the splendor that is Virginia is incomparable on so many different levels and will be a draw and an attraction for future generations to come.

A tale of two Virginia’s

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Virginia seceded from the Union on April 17, 1861 to become part of the Confederate States of America. While the people of Virginia east of the Allegheny Mountains were pleased with the state’s secession, the Virginians who lived west of the Alleghenies, weren’t pleased to secede from the Union.

These two parts of Virginia which were separated by the Alleghenies, were separated from one another in other ways. Western Virginia was made up of thirty-five counties located west of the Shenandoah Valley and north of the Kanawa River. In 1860, this part of Virginia had one quarter of Virginia’s white inhabitants. This area of Virginia’s geography is extremely rough country composed largely of hills and steep mountainsides with narrow valleys. The geography of western Virginia split it significantly in the lowland eastern tidewater component of the state. It is fair to say that Western Virginia was a property of mountaineers.

The western part of Virginia was closely tied by streets and rivers to its northern neighboring states of Ohio and Pennsylvania than it had been to eastern Virginia. The two sections of Virginia were different in culture, geography, and economics as the western part identified more with Ohio and Pennsylvania in those regards. The western Virginia city of Wheeling was the greatest city in that region and it is a mere 60 miles from Pittsburgh. In contrast, from Wheeling to Richmond it was 330 miles! An important difference between western and eastern Virginia was that it was rare to find slave owners and slaves in the rocky country of the mountaineers.

The mountaineers looked at the people of eastern Virginia as”tidewater aristocrats” and because of the larger population in the eastern portion of the state, the mountaineers were underrepresented in the state legislature. The tidewater aristocrats dominated Virginia’s state government. The Virginia state legislature had passed laws and taxes that favored the eastern tidewater aristocrats more so than they did the mountaineers of western Virginia. The mountaineers needed more roads and railroads, and other internal improvements, that rather often found their way into the tidewater aristocrat’s eastern portion of the state.

Discord had been stewing for years amongst the two sections of Virginia before Virginia seceded from the Union. Separate statehood for western Virginia wasn’t a new idea at the onset of the Civil War, and now it would come to the vanguard. With Virginia’s secession from the Union, the unhappiness and disagreement between the mountaineers and the tidewater aristocrats of Virginia only improved. Only five of the thirty-one delegates from northwestern Virginia voted for the Virginia secession ordinance on April 17, 1861. The mountaineer people of Virginia refused the secession ordinance ratification by a margin of three to one. The Virginian mountaineers had little interest in secession from the Union, but it came due to the domination of representation and votes of the pro-secession eastern portion of Virginia.

On June 11, 1861 mountaineer Unionists met at a convention in Wheeling. The focus of this convention was different statehood for western Virginia. But, there was a hurdle that stood in the way of western Virginia’s statehood, it was something called the United States Constitution.

Seems that Article IV, Section 3, of the United States Constitution requires permission of the legislature to form a new state from the territory of an existing one. But as hard as it might be to believe, the Confederate legislature over in Richmond wasn’t eager to permit western Virginia to become another state… and one that would be from the Union to boot. For the mountaineers and their quest for their own state, there just had to be a solution for this United States Constitution problem, someway, somehow.

The answer for western Virginia was for the Wheeling convention to ingeniously form its own Virginia”restored government” You see, that Confederate legislature over east in Richmond, that secessionist one, is prohibited and thus the Wheeling mountaineers declared all state offices vacant. The Wheeling conference appointed new state officials on June 20. Francis Pierpoint was now governor of Virginia, and the new state capital was now in Wheeling. All these changes, so far as the Unionist western Virginia mountaineers were worried, restored the state of Virginia.

Although this new Virginia legislature was in place, it really represented only one-fifth of Virginia, that being the mountaineers of the northwest counties. Nonetheless, it elected two United States senators from Virginia, and on July 13, 1861 these senators were seated by the United States Senate.

In effect, there was a Union Virginia claiming to represent all of Virginia, but actually only being composed of the mountaineer northwest part of the state, and there was a Confederate Virginia with its government in Richmond with its patronage of”tidewater aristocrats” who had seceded from the Union. President Abraham Lincoln recognized the Pierpoint administration as the government of Virginia. Obviously, President Lincoln wasn’t going to recognize Virginia’s Confederate model of government as legitimate.

The Wheeling convention ended, then it reconvened in August, 1861. Currently a long debate began between separatists and a conservative minded faction who thought it improper that the new legislature was claiming to represent the entire state. Nevertheless, in spite of this debate, the Wheeling convention continued to proceed with its agenda… to form a new nation.

An ordinance for separate statehood had been created. This ordinance will be subject to ratification on October 24, 1861 by the voters. Voters would also be able at this time to select delegates for a constitutional convention, the objective of which was for the formation of a new state to be termed”Kanawha.” [The name”Kanawha” is an Native American word. It is believed to mean a place of white rock.”]

Now, there were several military concerns that had to be handled simultaneously with this new state conventioning and formation happening in western Virginia. Important military assets like the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Ohio River were integral to western Virginia and their control was desired by both Yankees and Rebels. Suffice it to say for now, that Union military efforts in western Virginia were sufficient enough to rid the area of Confederate military difficulties, thus clearing the way for a new state to come about. This brief mention of the military operations in western Virginia is to not short-change them, they were significant. Really, without Union military dominance over Rebel troops in western Virginia, the creation of a new state wouldn’t have been possible.

Union military victory in western Virginia allowed the October 24, 1861 referendum to occur. Voter turn-out was little, and voters (those of a Rebel ilk) in more than a dozen counties actually boycotted the election. The end result however, was that the creation of a new state was strongly endorsed.

Boundaries for the new state were set during the constitutional convention held in January, 1862. There could be fifty counties in the new state and the new state wouldn’t be called Kanawha, but rather West Virginia. On May 23, 1862 West Virginia was sanctioned by the restored legislature of Virginia.

It passed in the United States House of Representatives the next December. West Virginia accepted emancipation as a requirement to statehood.

The eastern aristocrats still had their Confederate state of Virginia, but they lost some state land according to July 4, 1863, the new state of West Virginia joined the Union.

West Virginia became the 35th state of the Union.

I have been blogging about American Civil War history and stories since 2005. The history and lessons of the Civil War are always important to know and learn about. There is something about America’s Civil War that captures and holds our interest and imagination, it is truly an amazing story.

Journey to the sunshine state

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Florida is a beautiful state, graced with year-round sunny skies, ocean breezes, subtropical foliage, and abundant wildlife. This southernmost continental state delivers a whole host of natural adventures on both land and water. There is certainly more to Florida than oranges and Walt Disney World, including luxury Florida RV camping resorts and cute Florida campgrounds to make your road trip a terrific success.

The northwest corner of the Sunshine State is our first stop, where the Gulf of Mexico glistens, dolphins play, and sandy shores prevail. The Gulf Islands National Seashore in Gulf Breeze stretches some 150 miles along the Gulf of Mexico’s coastline, from Pensacola, at Florida’s northwest edge, to Davis Bayou and the barrier islands at Ocean Springs, Mississippi. This federal saltwater treasure is a kaleidoscope of turquoise water, bright white sand dunes, seaside marshes, wooded nature trails, historic fortresses and archaeological sites that tell the long-ago stories of Native American inhabitants. Visitors are free to camp, hike, swim and fish on the gulf or Santa Rosa Sound. Birders who explore the Gulf Islands are rewarded with sightings of blue herons, ospreys, egrets and brown pelicans. Beach-goers also have been known to talk about the park’s sandy terrain with such”locals” as diamondback terrapins, armadillos and sea turtles.

Florida’s huge, outdoor playground is available for all seasons and so are most Florida campgrounds which makes this state a snowbird paradise.

The Emerald Coast Beaches in Navarre, Fort Walton, Destin, and Santa Rosa are shining examples of Northwest Florida’s gulf shore. Don’t miss’em if you’re in the area.

Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna, the site of Florida’s only lighted tour cavern, is a Natural National Landmark. The highlight at this park is certainly the ranger-guided tour of Florida Caverns and the explanations of its varied calcite formations – stalagmites, stalactites, columns and brimstones. But don’t fret about the geological terminology, there will not be a test later. Needless to say, there are cave creatures to reckon with, such as many species of (gasp!) bats. However, the park also shelters some surprising species such as 200-pound alligators, snapping turtles, barred owls and beavers. The budding geologists on your team should enjoy the marine fossils embedded in the cave’s ceilings and walls that tell a fascinating tale of Florida Caverns’ ancient submerged beyond. When it’s time to ascend into the park’s ground level, the choice of actions is delightfully well-rounded. Swimming, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing are easily available. The scenery consists of atypical vegetation such as orchids, flame azalea, columbine and assorted wildflowers, adding a dash of color to the excursion.

In north central Florida, travelers enter a universe of winding rivers, chilly, freshwater springs, and refreshing, green woods. The Ichetucknee River in Fort White is a hot place for tubing; a laidback, solo alternative to whitewater rafting. Grab an inner tube, recline, and push off into a leisurely present (about 1 mph). In Ichetucknee Springs, the crystal-clear river is fed by multiple springs which supply an amazing daily influx of 233 million gallons of water. And tubers can not help but”chill out” as the river registers a bracing, yearlong temperature of 72? F. Tubing trips at Ichetucknee are almost effortless since there are shuttle buses between authorized launching and take-out points.

The highlight of Devil’s Millhopper State Geological Site in Gainesville is its enormous 120-foot deep sinkhole, made by the collapsed ceiling of a subterranean cavern.

Small streams tumble down the steep slopes of the sinkhole, disappearing through cracks in the bottom. Regrettably, the sinkhole’s contents, in the kind of seashells, sharks’ teeth, and fossilized animal relics, have contributed geologists invaluable clues to Florida’s natural history. Visitors are afforded views of the sinkhole from boardwalks, stairways, or from a nature trail on the top rim. The interior of Devil’s Millhopper features small streams rushing down its sheer walls and lush plant development, such as ferns and orchids, that resemble Appalachian mountain foliage.

Head east on your Florida travel, and you will be rewarded by a region that offers beautiful Atlantic beaches, quiet salt marshes and scores of graceful shorebirds. Take Little Talbot and Big Talbot Islands at Fort George, for example, only 17 miles from Jacksonville via a series of bridges. As close as they are to the”big city,” those isles provide a refreshing sense of escape from civilization. Better yet, they offer convenient oceanside parking for your RV and effortless boardwalk access to five miles of unspoiled Atlantic beaches. Besides researching sandy shores, flowering dunes, marshes, and maritime forests, Talbot’s visitors immediately take to such activities as swimming, shelling, saltwater fishing, boating, biking, or horseback riding. The Talbots shelter almost 200 species of birds and coastal critters; gopher tortoises, river otters, and occasional bobcats are still a few of them.

Anastasia State Recreation Area, a barrier island east of St. Augustine, is one of Florida’s finest and busiest coastal parks, and so we recommend when staying at a Florida campground nearby you make reservations in advance. It offers all the beach blanket principles – a coastal shore, rolling waves, scenic dunes, a lagoon, tidal marshes and sea meadows. It also offers opportunities to swim, kayak, fish, or learn the graceful art of windsurfing. For those who simply want a little R&R, head to the designated picnic area shaded by ancient, and somewhat unusual, oak trees gradually bleached and twisted by the salty sea winds. Do not overlook the wildflowers, nature paths, magnolia trees and interesting creatures to behold: red-shouldered hawks, swallowtail butterflies, sea turtles, screech owls and Anastasia’s own beach mouse – that make this place unique.

Heading south you will find Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville. It was established nearly four years ago through a cooperative effort between NASA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River to the west, this subtropical locale offers a pleasing mix of ancient oak hammocks, sandy dunes, salt marshes, mangroves, ocean shores and piney woods. Merritt and its immediate neighbors, Canaveral National Seashore and Kennedy Space Center, are positioned on the Atlantic Flyway. The refuge is a major winter home not only for legions of migrating birds, but indigenous sandpipers, ibises, and wood storks. Green turtles, whales, alligators and diamondback rattlesnakes (FYI, avoid these) may be seen from area beaches while hiking or paddling canoe trails, or on the refuge’s scenic, seven-mile Black Point Wildlife Drive. For visitors who would like to catch their own dinner, shrimping, crabbing, clamming, freshwater or surf-fishing and/or controlled waterfowl hunting are allowed at Merritt Island.

Scores of threatened native and migratory birds call the area home. Visitors who arrive by kayak, canoe, or boat tour visit jet-black anhingas and assorted kinds of herons, egrets, ibises and terns. The lucky folks might catch a glimpse of any one of four kinds of sea turtles and endangered manatees, which occasionally linger at Pelican’s peaceful sanctuary. The 1903 introduction of this island’s protected status signaled the momentous start of the entire National Wildlife Refuge System.

When tourists proceed west to the heart of Florida, they enter a property of freshwater lakes, dense woodlands, and bubbling springs. Ocala National Forest is the southernmost national forest in the continental U.S. and the first such woods established east of the Mississippi River. You will find highlands, lowlands, swamps and a splendid abundance of pine, cypress, and palm trees. This lively destination has much to offer, such as hundreds of sparkling lakes, springs and two major rivers – the Ocklawaha and the St. Johns – with each offering ample opportunities for swimming, boating and angling. Snorkeling enthusiasts surely can’t resist the transparent waters and amazing aquatic viewpoints in Ocala’s chilly springs, can they? Paddling on horseback trails, horseback riding, and hiking on Florida’s National Scenic Trail are also popular pastimes. After all, there is over 430,000 acres to cover, so you might want to leave yourself a little time to research. And when you do, you might happen upon black bears, bald eagles and other rare species rarely seen outside the boundaries of Ocala National Forest.

Paddling canoe trails, horseback riding, and hiking on Florida’s National Scenic Trail are also popular pastimes and many Florida RV camping hotels offer resort packages that include these activities and much more with your stay at their campground.

The wooded terrain around Lake Kissimmee in Lake Wales was once the homeland of Native Americans who were drawn to the area because of its bounty of fish, plants and animals. Today’s travelers look equally eloquent, especially those who like to hike, ride horse, boat about or fish Florida’s third largest lake. Trophy bass are plentiful in its waters.

Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park invites visitors to learn first-hand about Florida’s native creatures in a natural setting. The park’s centerpiece, Homosassa Springs, is a 45-foot profound, 72? F headspring pumping millions of gallons of water per hour to the scenic Homosassa River. The spring itself is home to over 30 species of fish. The adjacent wildlife park presents interactive animal exhibits, an indoor nursery for baby alligators and crocodiles, and special ranger programs designed to introduce participants to Florida’s population of reptiles, birds and manatees. Visitors can practically rub elbows with gentle manatees at the underwater observatory.

The Myakka River near Sarasota offers natural experiences on one of Florida’s finest”wild and scenic” waterways. Sightings of deer, alligators, hawks, bobcats and lunker bass are common. And for guests who prefer a guided tour, Myakka’s splendor could be viewed from narrated tram and airboat tours.

Florida’s southwest region offers world-renowned shelling, island getaways and shining Gulf coast sunsets. J.N.”Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island is the most prominent example of enduring local conservation efforts. Wildlife Drive, a one-way, five-mile road winding through the island’s bay side, grants visitors a potential glimpse of nearly 400 resident animal species. Depending on the season of birth, refuge guests may see a colorful songbird, splashing otter or lounging crocodile. The informative, self-guided Wildlife Drive tour may be completed on foot, by bike or vehicle. Suggested stops are marked with wooden signs and volunteer interpreters are on hand to answer questions.

The Everglades National Park, North America’s only subtropical preserve, is a 1.5 million-acre”sea of grass” at the southern tip of southern Florida. It is a place where Caribbean plants and animals coexist in a curious mixture of swamps full of cypress and mangroves, saw grass prairies, pine and hardwood trees. 1 third of the park’s acreage is actually underwater, including Florida Bay which borders the park, much to the delight of canoeists. Drier park pursuits include biking; ranger-led trail walks or tram tours; and wildlife-watching for manatees, alligators, crocodiles, elusive Florida panthers, over 300 varieties of birds, and the Everglades’ most prolific species, mosquitoes.

For the marine species that live there, the park protects and showcases the only living coral reef in the continental United States. A high-speed, glass-bottom catamaran is the best way to see the sights (narrated, too). Otherwise, grab a snorkel and some fins. Scuba dive or paddle a”spyak” (a customized kayak with a big, transparent viewing floor) for an even closer look.

Bahia Honda State Park, at Big Pine Key’s mile marker 37, is an eye-appealing island jewel with sandy beaches, waving palms, and bright blue waters that ripple onshore in the Atlantic Ocean to Florida Bay. Besides boasting a number of the Key’s best swimming, fishing and snorkeling beaches, Bahia Honda has rolling dunescapes, mangrove forests and tropical hardwood hammocks.

Whats the Food Hype With Chicken Curry?

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India continues to occupy its historic position as the biggest producer of spices in the world. There is something magical about the Indian herbs and spices that transform simple ingredients into exotic dishes. It’s a common assumption that among the traditional uses of spices has been their role in disguising food which was well past its best. It is not until the middle of the 17th century that a more selective use of herbs and spices is observable. The British love affair with Indian food goes back to the early 17thcentury. Edward Terry, one of the first Englishmen to taste Indian food with all its goodness, talked about onions, ginger, spices and herbs with meat pieces being used in well-proportioned amounts, thus cooking food that is exceedingly pleasing to all palates. In United Kingdom, you run a word association test and say”hot” and the answer would be”curry.” Assuredly they’re perfectly normal for no other food is so inextricably linked with aroma and flavor than Indian Curry.

Nothing makes using the fabulous spices from India like a good curry does. While these curries can be produced with a whole lot of ingredients like seafood, lamb, pork and an amazing variety of veggies – chicken appears to be a the most popular universally and rightly so!

Each nation, region and even household has their own unique recipe for it. Whichever part of the country you’re in, you can be sure of eating a fantastic chicken curry. Right from the delicious creamy and rich curries of the north, the light and yummy jhols of the east, as well as the variety of coconut based chicken curries in the West and South of India – the list is endless.

Chicken curries form the north are rich, thick and much more robust in comparison with those made elsewhere in the nation. They are also those who popularized curries abroad. Additionally, there are simpler ones such as a dhaba chicken curry or tariwala murgha which don’t have creamy, buttery gravy but are high on taste from whole spices, tomatoes and onions.

In the South of India chicken curry is just as popular as it is in the North albeit made with unique ingredients. From the coconut and bedagi chilly based masala of Karnataka to the curry leaf and onion foundation of an Andhra style peppery chicken curry or the cooling coconut milk based curries of Kerala – there’s one thing that is common for curries from the south – plenty of taste. These delicious curries are served with famous South Indian accompaniments such as idlis, dosas, appams, iddiappams, Kerala paranthas etc..

A chicken curry from Bengal on the other hand is slightly runnier than in other pockets of the nation and is called a jhol. As you may be more familiar with a machcher or fish curry in the east, they do make a delightful chicken curry also – murgir jhol. Eaten with a generous serving of rice, ensure you make this Bengali curry using either mustard oil or jhorna ghee.

In the West, Gujarat and Rajasthan are predominantly vegetarian but Maharashtra makes up for lack of a good chicken curry from the area. The flavorful pandhra or white curry and the fiery tambda rassas from Kolhapur are world famous. Even the Malvan shore boasts of delicious chicken curry served with crispy fried multiflour vadas called vade or rice flour bhakris called amboli.

Among the easiest chicken curries you can create is a home-style chicken curry with the simplest ingredients at home. All you need to do is heat some oil or ghee in a pan and sauté a couple of whole spices in it. Add a puree of onions and sauté followed by tomato puree, powdered spices and chicken pieces on the bone and cook until the chicken in well done and juicy. As this is a fast and simple chicken curry that the chicken is directly added to the curry, but you might also pan fry it before adding it into the curry. You can watch a full video recipe with exact ingredient measure and detailed methods here. You can find these delicious Chicken curry recipes from India easily online today.

There are many different food recipes you can find online. You can follow his recipes online, also I am mentioning the web site link here through you can easily reach him. You can find these yummy Chicken curry recipes from India and outside on Sanjeevkapoor.com. Make delicious meals at home anytime to get your special ones or for any special event. Sometimes the online blogs are the savior for working woman like me. If I am in a situation where I don’t know about the recipes these online sites & videos made cooking easier for me.

Master Google Photos

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This is because unlike the other services, Google Photos includes a great deal of attributes that the rest do not have. As an example, the capability to automatically remove duplicated pictures, keeping your photographs at high resolution at no cost and also an inbuilt tagging icon amongst others. Although Google Photos hasn’t been around for quite a while it is among the fastest growing services with now over 500 million active users.

In as much as Google Photos provides the best back up services, any user needs to be conversant with all its attributes for successful services.

1. Turn off mobile data

Because of this, it’s vital to turn off up over cellular data and also permit the Google Photos program to back up when you’re charging your phone to secure your battery life.

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For you to save storage it’s crucial to upload your old photographs to the Google Photos Library. This is a very simple procedure that only involves dragging and dropping the pictures from your outside storage. From the library, the photographs will appear depending on the date that they were taken hence, which makes it easier for you to find them when you will need to.

3. Free up more space in your telephone

To get a user with no SD card or a telephone with unlimited storage, it’s necessary to regularly free up space on your device. Google Photos does this well by simply tapping free up apparatus storage from the settings menu. This is a safe procedure because although the backed up photos will be deleted you can always get them when you’re connected to the web.

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Labeling the people in your photographs comes in handy later on. This is because it is easy to identify them by searching by using their title in Google Photos. This makes it much easier to locate every picture of the individual you’re searching for. Additionally, it saves time especially when you’re in a hurry.

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This may be tricky when saving videos and photographs at their original quality since they will consume into all of the space that there’s. To solve this it’s crucial saving your videos and photos at high-quality resolution.

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Google Photos comes with an option to edit your photos to the desired look you are after. This feature permits you to add a background color, harvest amongst others. It is simple to remove what you do not want on your own videos or images. It is, nevertheless, important to store the pictures when you edit them.

7. Remove geolocation

Pictures and videos were taken by your telephone today have a whole lot of place details on them. This is helpful for your storage since you’d want to remember about the details. However, Google Photos utilizes such information to map out where your photos were shot. This is bad because you don’t want people viewing or getting these photos understanding precisely where they have been taken, particularly once you share via mails. Because of this, it’s ideal to remove geolocation.

8. Back up photos from other programs

Google Photos not only backs up the pictures you take on your smartphone or tablet. It has a feature which permits you to back up your photos in other programs like Instagram and Facebook among others. It is easy to select which devices to enable up on the preferences menu.

9. Animate photos

This is just another simple trick which makes your photo gallery considerably more entertaining. The ability to make collages, slideshows, animation, and videos from the photographs becomes very straightforward. This Google automobile creation makes photo editing exciting.

10. Testing your search choice

It’s necessary to learn how to use this. It is useful when you are trying to find videos and images which are very similar to what you are searching for. Play with the search option but only search from the Google Photos using obscure and common names.

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Google Photos includes a special feature that simplifies the sharing of videos and photos. This is via a link that readily shares either 1 image or a whole lot of them. It’s necessary to examine them regularly so you eliminate those ones which are no longer required. It’s easily achieved through the shared links icon on the program.

12. View your photographs and videos from Google Drive

This is one of those tricks that anyone using Google Photos must know. You may easily view your videos and photos via the photos interface. This feature is useful especially if you already have a whole lot of text on your own Google Drive.

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This is another trick which makes sharing of videos fast and effortless. Google Photos comes with an option to import videos and photos directly to your YouTube channel. Additionally, it gives the choice to add a name, to label and to share them.

14. Make stories from photographs

This attribute makes Google Photos quite interesting. The tales are often like guided albums which have captions. This is easily achieved through mobile programs. The procedure involves selecting relevant images, adding captions and places to give more info.

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This is sometimes accomplished by using both fingers. However, Google Photos provides a simpler option of doing the same. The service permits you to modify the view of the cell app so you can find a comfortable view.

Brief on the Nuclear Triad

F present news reports are any guide, many Americans are concerned about traditional military operations in the Middle East, in Africa, and in other geographical areas where U. S. interests are endangered. Regardless of this, war planners would be wise to know how we would wage nuclear war, if the need ever arise.

U. S. atomic operations can be divided into three broad areas: weapons delivery systems, command and control, and post-attack reconstruction.

Long-range bombers (B1, B2, B52) are the traditional means of delivering nuclear weapons. The number of aircraft available for these assignments has decreased since the mid-sixties, however, due to improvements in ground-to-air missiles by both the United States and from Russia. Nonetheless, there are post-attack targets that are suitable for these airplanes.
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Land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (Minuteman III) overcome the limitations of long-rang bombersnonetheless, the locations of missile silos are well-known and targeted.

Submarine-launched missiles (Trident II) overcome the constraints of both bombers and land-based missiles because the submarines operate in a stealth mode, making them evasive, if not impossible goals for an enemy.

Their targets are spelled out in what was once called the Single Integrated Operational Plan, SIOP for short. It became operational on 1 July 1961 and was meant to make certain that capabilities were closely matched to targets and that there was no overlap among elements of the Triad. In 2003 the SIOP became a part of OpPlan 8044, the general war plan. Although SIOP is technically not a current term, most senior officers understand precisely what it means.

Procedures for the control and control of nuclear weapons have been spelled out in detail, the main of which is the two-man rule. The two-man rule applies as well as the president of america, who must obtain concurrence from the Secretary of Defense before ordering Animal Control.

If the authorization for a nuclear strike is valid, the NMCC will issue an Emergency Action Message (EAM) to all nuclear-capable commands. This EAM will also be transmitted from the Alternate National Military Command Center (ANMCC) and by the National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP). The EAM will specify targets, weapons for use, and Permissive Action Link (PAL) codes to unlock the shooting devices on the weapons.

When two senior officers in the NMCC concurrently turn keys to release an EAM, 100 million people, 50 million on each side, will perish. But in the United States 250 million will stay and survive, though under dire conditions. In Russia roughly 90 million will endure. Other consequences: infrastructure in shambles, destroyed power grids, nuclear fallout, critical shortages of food, water, and medical supplies. Americans will have to depend on Canada and Mexico for massive aid shipments, although the wall we’re now building along our southern boundary may be an impediment to much of this aid.

The United States and Russia will no longer be first-rate powers. For the whole next generation after a nuclear exchange, the two nations will be in reconstruction mode, just as Hiroshima and Nagasaki were in the years after World War II. In an atomic war there are no winners, just losers.

Manys Uses For Silver

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We’ve always known silver as alloy utilized in the making of Bee Removal Orlando jewellery. Silver jewellery has always been popular amongst girls. Aside from the jewellery facet, silver bullion coins are regarded as the great investment. Also, they’re an excellent collectibles. From Silver Britannia, American Eagle and Silver Canadian Maple, people world over invest in silver coins as they provide excellent returns on investment.

Aside from these uses silver is also utilized in various industries because of its unique properties. Silver is a precious metal, we all know that. But it is a noble metal since it resists oxidation and corrosion. Not just that, it is the most excellent thermal and electrical conductor of all the metals, so it is excellent for electrical applications. Its antimicrobial, non-toxic qualities make it useful in medicine and consumer products. It can easily be malleable, so it is easily flattened into sheets. Also, it’s ductile, which allows it to be drawn into thin, flexible wire. This is why it is the best alternative for various industrial applications. Not only that, its photo sensitivity has given it a place in film photography.

Silver will not lose its valuable status in jewellery and coinage. And due to its special properties such as it can be powdered, made into paste, shaved into flakes, converted into a salt, made into alloy with other metals, flattened into sheets, drawn into wires, suspended as a colloid, or even used as a catalyst. These qualities make certain that silver will continue to be the king in a variety of industries.

As Investment

As a precious metal, silver bullion coins is rare and precious, making it a popular investment choice. People invest in silver bullion bars and coins. Its malleability makes silver a excellent alternative for designing and minting local currency. Lots of folks invest in silver by buying and storing 99.9% pure silver bullion bars, coins, or medallions.

As Jewelry

The qualities of being Malleable, reflectivity, and luster make silver a great selection for making jewellery and silverware. As silver is less expensive than gold, silver is the first choice for jewelry and a standard for fine dining.

As an Electronics

The top most use of silver in business is in electronics. Its unmatched thermal and electric conductivity among metals means it can’t easily be replaced by more affordable materials. Silver is used in electric switches. Electronics demand silver of the maximum purity: 99.99% pure.

Traditional film photography depends on the light sensitivity of silver halide crystals within film. The silver halide crystals change to record a latent image when the film is exposed to light. It then is developed into a picture. Silver can be used brazing and soldering while silver paste is used to make solar panels. Nuclear energy also utilizes silver. It’s used in chemical production as well. Silver plays a big role in medicine since ages due to its antibiotic grounds and non-toxicity.

5 Laws for Gold

We live in an impatient age, and when it comes to money we want more of it now, today, not tomorrow. When it’s a deposit for a mortgage or clearing those credit cards that sap our energy after we stopped enjoying what we bought with them, the sooner the better. When it comes to investing, we want easy pickings and quick returns. Hence the current mania for crypto-currencies. Why invest in nanotechnology or machine learning if Ethereum is locked in an endless upward spiral and Bitcoin is the gift that keeps on giving?

A century ago, the American writer George S Clason took another approach. From The Richest Man in Babylon he gave the world a treasure trove – literally – of monetary principles based on things which may seem old-fashioned today: caution, prudence and wisdom. Clason utilized the wise men of the ancient city of Babylon as the spokesmen for his financial advice, but that advice is as important today as it was a century ago, when the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression were looming.

Take for instance, the five laws of gold. If you are looking to place your personal finances on a solid footing, wherever you are in life, these are for you:

Law No1: Gold comes thankfully and in increasing quantity to anybody who puts by at least a tenth of their earnings to create an estate for their future and that of the family. To put it differently, save 10 percent of your income. Minimum. Save more than that if possible. And that 10% is not for next year’s holiday or a new car. It’s for the long-term. Your 10% can include your retirement gifts, ISAs, premium bonds or any type of high interest/restricted access savings accounts. OK, interest rates for savers are at historical lows today, but who knows where they will be in five or ten years? And compound interest means your savings will grow quicker than you think.

Legislation No2: Gold labours diligently and contentedly for the smart owner who finds profitable employment for it. So, if you’re looking to invest rather than save, do it wisely. No crypto-currencies or pyramid schemes. We are focusing on the words”profitable” and”employment”. Make your money work for you but remember the best you can hope for this aspect of the rainbow is steady returns over the long run, not lottery wins. In practice this is likely to mean shares in based companies offering a normal dividend and a steady upward trend in share price. You may invest directly, or through a fund manager in the kind of unit trusts, but before parting with a single cent, see Laws 3, 4 and 5…

Legislation No3: Gold clings to the protection of this careful owner who invests it under the recommendation of those wise in managing it. Before you do anything, talk to a qualified, experienced financial adviser. If you do not know one, do some research. Check them out on the internet. What expertise do they have? What kind of clients? Read the reviews. Call them first and get a feel for what they can provide you with, then decide if a face to face meeting will work. Check out their commission agreements. Are they independent or tied to a specific company, under contract to push that provider’s financial products? A decent financial advisor will encourage you to get the basics in place: pension, life insurance, somewhere to live, before directing you towards investing in emerging markets and space travel. When you are satisfied that you’ve found an adviser you can depend on, listen to them. Trust their advice. But review your connection together at regular intervals, say annually, and if you are not happy, look elsewhere. Odds are, if your judgment was sound in the first place, you are going to stick with the exact same adviser for many years to come.

Law No4: Gold slips away from the person who invests it in companies or intentions with which they not familiar or which aren’t accepted by those skilled in its own keep. If you’ve got a deep knowledge of food retail, by all means invest in the supermarket that is increasing market share. Likewise, if you work for a company that has an employee share ownership scheme, it is logical to take advantage of it, if you’re sure that your company has good prospects. Nevertheless, you should never invest in any market or financial product that you don’t know (remember the Crash!) Or can’t fully research. If you are tempted to try your hand at currency dealing or options trading and you have a financial adviser, talk to them first. If they are not up to speed, ask them to refer you to someone who is. Best of all, steer clear of anything you’re not sure about, no matter how big the potential yields.

Law No5: Gold flees the one seeking impossible earnings or who follows the alluring advice of tricksters and schemers or who trusts his own inexperience. Again, the fifth law follows on the heels of the fourth. If you start scouring the web for financial advice and wealth creation ideas, your inbox will soon be filled with”tricksters and schemers” promising you the earth if you will spend #999 in their”system” for turning #1 into #1XXXXXX on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Bear in mind, the only one who makes money in a gold rush is the 1 selling shovels. Buy the incorrect shovel and you will quickly dig yourself into debt. Not only will you pay through the nose for a system that has no proven value; by following it you will most likely lose a lot more than the price you paid for this. At the very least you need to check real reviews of the item. And never get any system, investment vehicle or financial product from any company which is not registered by a national watchdog, like the Financial Conduct Authority for the UK.

These five laws are of greater value than gold … Next time we will look at George S Clason’s seven cures for a lean purse.

Great Recession a Decade Later

I thought you might be interested in some thoughts about the investment climate around the time of this”great recession”. You might find them disturbing, or enlightening, depending on where you think we are today.

It would be a”piece of cake” to prove that the”irrational exuberance” of the”.com bubble”, ten years or so later, was caused by blind faith worship of technical analysis, as the”no worth at all sector” flourished while rewarding, higher quality, dividend payers significantly underperformed NASDAQ’s more speculative issues.
More lately, blame for”The Great Recession” could well have been laid at the feet of big government, misguided authorities, and Modern Portfolio Theory zealots rather than heaped upon Wall Street banking institutions, complicit as they were in forming the disaster. There was plenty of guilt to pass around. , Jeffrey Cooper paraphrases a similarly titled article by Stewart Sterk.
Sterk, in my opinion, supports the assertion that Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) and its computer creation”The Efficient Capital Market Hypothesis” were directly, without reasonable doubt, the cause of the current global financial crisis.
By removing the”prudence” from the Prudent Man Rule, the federal government had permitted hypothesis and theory to replace gains and periodic recurring interest payments. Effectively, probabilities, standard deviations, and correlation coefficients replaced basic value analytics, real gain numbers, and income generation capacities, as determinants of investment acceptability in trusteed portfolios.
No class or type of investment is inherently imprudent. Therefore, junior lien loans, limited partnerships, derivatives, futures, options, commodities, and similar investment vehicles, were acceptable.
At exactly the exact same time, Congress was: encouraging lenders to make mortgages available to absolutely everyone; allowing federal mortgage providers to bundle products for Wall Street; preventing the SEC from regulating a burgeoning derivatives industry; and making all regulators remain clear of any involvement with an increasing interest in”credit default swap” gambling.
My assessment is that we remain in an”artificial portfolio” bubble as this is being written.

Not even Dodd Frank contained a solution to the problems that fostered the recession/ correction (at least not efficiently ). Both pension and defined contribution plan (401k) trustees continue to be expected to concentrate on portfolio market value increase instead of growing the earnings that plan participants will need in retirement… conservative, income based, portfolios will be fined mercilessly by feckless regulators for”poor performance”.

The very popular”retirement income fund” in the world (Vanguard’s VTINX) generates less than 2% in spending money, check it out… while hundreds of different securities, safely yielding much more, are unacceptable to the authorities.
With no meaningful correction for over ten decades, it seems likely that countless investors are going to become victims of a”How Could This Be Happening, Again” debacle.
Blinded By The Math

MPT doesn’t just ignore all basic analytics while enjoying Frankenstein with the technical variety, it also pays no attention to the fact of market, rate of interest, and economic cycles. It’s generated an investment environment that has taken diversification to new heights of lunacy by including every possible speculation from the formulation, while disregarding fundamental quality and income creation.

The only significant”risk”, it postulates, is”market risk”… in reality only the always clear and present danger of all securities and markets. The MPT mixologists’ concoction:

Combine all market price numbers of securities irrespective of quality positions, income, as well as profitability numbers
determine how these numbers varied against one another during various past market scenarios… regardless of cyclical cause
measure the dispersion of the results as they relate to the typical and newest iterations of the actual numbers (what!)
Measure the probability of every possible result, assign a”standard deviation” market value change risk measurement to each possible outcome, and finish by correlating the various risk assessments.
MPT portfolio construction ensures that everything owned is negative directionally correlated to nearly everything else, without ever owning a single stock or bond, or contemplating the amount of income created by the portfolio. Thus creating, eh, producing, a passively managed… well, I have not quite determined what such a portfolio is.

The”oxymoronic” passive management (allow the formulas and standard deviations steer your retirement jumped ship) of”Modern Portfolio Theory” may initially have a sexy ring to it… until you try to figure out exactly what it does to the information it fuels itself on.

Aren’t we bringing too much science into a relatively simple method of measuring dollars for ownership interests in business enterprises… an age old means for carrying measured financial risk in the quest for improved personal wealth.

MPT has spewed forth thousands of derivative products that have changed the equity playing area…

Should an uptick at a”triple-short-the-S & P 500″ ETF be regarded as a positive or a negative?
Should individual issue numbers be corrected for the amount of derivative entities that hold them, short or long?
Does share price have anything whatsoever to do with fundamental price or is it the impact of derivative parlor game action?
S & P p/e ratios are approximately 50% higher than they were five decades ago; a sampling of high-dividend-paying ETFs sports an ordinary p/e more than double that of the S & P.. . And none of your advisers (myself excluded) seems concerned with the anemic level of earnings being generated by your retirement-bound portfolios.
Modern Portfolio Theory would have us believe that the future is, indeed, predictable in a reasonable degree of error. Theorists, research economists, other professors, and Wall Street marketing departments have always gone — and they’ve always been wrong.

Any claim to precision; any attempt to time the market; any expectation of being in the right place at the right time, most of the time, is just not a fact of investing. And there’s the rub for both kinds of analysis, and for”the emperor’s new clothes” risk assessment techniques and”active asset allocation” processes so well known in MPT.

So long as we live in a world where there are tsunamis and Madoffs; politicians and terrorists; large corporate egos and a lot more dangerous major government; and imperfect intelligence (both artificial and human ) there will be no hope of certainty.

Get over it, reality is really cool once you’ve learned to deal with it.

All of the disciplines, concepts, and procedures described therein work together to produce (in my experience) a safer, more income productive, investment experience. No implementation should be undertaken without a complete understanding of all aspects of the process.

The Race That Stops To Nations

 

The Caulfield Cup has for a long time been the most important lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup but that trend has been changing in recent years as coaches tend to target either the Caulfield Cup or the Melbourne Cup with their horses. Some coaches will use the non group one races as lead-ups rather than the usual ones in the past such as the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, and McKinnon Stakes.

The Geelong Cup has been shown to be a valuable lead-up race since 2002 when Media Puzzle won that race then followed up by winning the Flemington feature. Others to have successfully follow the exact same route to the big race were Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011). All these are European trained horses.

The W.S. Cox Plate at Moonee Valley has been a favorite race for Melbourne Cup contenders but this race like the Caulfield Cup is one that trainers tend to target on its own. Still several recent Melbourne Cup winners had their most recent race in the Cox Plate before Flemington. Prince of Penzance was the first horse since the 1980s that raced at the Moonee Valley Cup before going on to win the Melbourne Cup at its very next start.

In 2016, the Cup was won by Almandin who won the Bart Cummings Stakes at his most recent start in early October while Protectionist, the 2014 winner, finished fourth in the Herbert Power Handicap in his latest start prior to the big race. What these races have in common is that they are all at 2400 metres or 2500 metres. The Caulfield Cup, Geelong Cup, and the Lexius Stakes will also be at that distance range.

The last horse to have raced on Derby Day then come out and win the Melbourne Cup three days later was Shocking who won the Lexius Stakes in 2009 but that isn’t to say that the winner of another Cup will not have raced on Derby Day. Every Melbourne Cup has to be taken on its own merits when studying the form book not all Cups will follow previous scripts.

Riding The Emotional Roller Coaster of Racing

The emotional rollercoaster of motorsport can work on both long and short timescales. Sometimes, a team’s transition from the rear of the area up to the podium can take weeks or years. The weekend just passed was one that had its ups and downs.

The group entered the weekend with all three of its drivers in the top 5 of the championship, and one, now leading it. The confidence in the car was in an all-time high, and reliability has been improving all season. The track, one of the fastest in the country, should favour the back wheel drive BMWs, and the weather was looking good. This should be a good weekend. The leading driver was carrying maximum ballast as is faked which wasn’t going to help his chances, but should not cause too much of an issue. He is a talented driver who has had ballast before – not a problem.

The rollercoaster reached its apex.

Free practice one was spent scrubbing tyres. No true testing as such was done until the end of the session, but a brake bias error meant a spin under breaking coming into a heavily gravel-trapped hairpin. The time lost because of the red flag for recovery, and the clearing from the huge quantity of gravel, meant there was no time for any installation changes or refinement during the session.

The rollercoaster was over the top now.

During Free Practice Two, multiple setup changes of varying achievement and impact were attempted, but there was hardly any noticeable improvement in lap times. The problem was simply that our driver had only two laps to test each setup change before pitting and trying the next thing on the list. Normally, these changes are spread out over two sessions. Not every change you make will enhance the car, and unfortunately, as FP2 closed, the car wasn’t on the pace we had come to expect by this stage of the season.

Down we go.

Next up was qualifying. Given the natural benefit of rear-wheel drive in wet conditions, the ominous rainclouds were actually a welcome sight. Rain would equalise the pack a bit more and provide the BMWs a opportunity to make up any performance deficit. The first couple of laps were dry but the pace wasn’t there. Then the rain came, and boy, did it come! The rain was so torrential that the session was in fact red flagged due to safety concerns. By the time the session restarted, the cars were suffering from water ingress in the electronic equipment and ended up at the very back of the grid for race 1. The back of the grid, 28th place, with 75kg of ballast in the car.

Where is the bottom?

Following the disappointing qualifying session, the weather worsened. Something not found frequently in Blightly, but a tornado (yes, a TORNADO) came through the paddock. This freak weather induced terminal damage to the hospitality awnings and the entire team was out in the (now returned) torrential rain, angle grinding, cutting, hammering and spannerring to get the remains of the awning safe. The entire team, still reeling from qualifying, were now drenched through, not to mentioned the damage done to team property or to relationships with sponsors and VIPs.

Is this it?

The engineers and motorists sat down and discussed an action plan. What can be done to recoup the weekend? Was everything lost? Absolutely not! Decisions were made and changes to the automobile were done late in to the night. Everything adjustable was corrected. Gear ratios were altered. Engine maps were tweaked. Like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster, the car was transformed. Untested, yes, but changed.

When do we go back up?

Race one started in glorious sunshine. The team and cars had dried out overnight, but the long walk down to the back of the grid wasn’t something the team often had to perform. The untested car seemed solid on the outlap into the grid, but this is never a real test of performance. Last checks done, 75kg of ballast on-board, 28th on the grid. The race started.

In the end, up we go!

He made up 18 places, an unbelievable outcome and better than anyone had hoped for. The overnight transformation had worked miracles and the speed in the car was rear. 10th also meant no more ballast, in addition to starting in 10th for race two. An excellent result!

Things are looking up!

Race two started with a much shorter walk down the grid. No ballast on-board, and only a few minor alterations to compensate for the 75kg lower weight. He just went and won it! He drove like the professional he is and put the car in the front of the pack, winning by nearly 3 seconds. Who’d have thought after the gloomy Saturday, that race day would include a victory. What is more, another of our drivers was third, so a double podium. An excellent result!

All that was left was race . Ballast back in the car because of winning race 2, and a reverse grid meant starting down at the middle of the pack. The unfavoured hard tyres were also required for this race. The end result was a good middle of the pack finish. Not terrible, but not on the scale of achievement of races one and two.

So the drivers leave the round with all three still in the top 10, two still in the top 5, and one still leading the championship. A result that although anticipated on Friday, appeared to fade away during Saturday.

The value in persevering, not giving up under hardship, and striving to win regardless of how the odds are stacked against you can’t be understated. A bad practice or qualifying session, does not have to ruin your race. It does not have to ruin your championship hopes. It doesn’t even have to ruin your day.

Keep your chin up, your head in the game and determination in overdrive, and as a team, wonderful things will happen.

Please remain seated until the ride has come to a complete halt.

Going Fishing

Fish Rod – Bait Casting, Spinning, Telescopic, Fly Rods and Much More
Fishing Reel – Bait Casting, Spinning, Fly Reels and more
Clothing for Fishermen – Male and Female
Fishing Equipment for Children, Boys and Girls
Fish Hooks – a Huge range for various types of fishing
Lures and Flies
Fishing Line, Braided and Nylon and everything in between
Fishing Accessories – impossible to Record all that is available
Fishing Combos – Rod and Reel plus other needed goodies all in one
I Urge CATCH AND RELEASE and here are a few tips to use.
While initially used extensively as the domain of Fly Fishermen,”catch and release” is now practiced by most fishermen. Fish stocks worldwide are under pressure, some forms more that other so unless you grab for the pot release the fish. Most of us unfortunately have no idea if the fish is male or female, carrying eggs or not so releasing the fish safely back to its habitat is the right thing to do.
These hooks are designed so that the point is turned away from the shank to form a round shape. The Circle Hook has been heavily researched and is a must for many catch-and-release anglers. Eliminate the Barb on the hook.Use a pair of pliers or forceps to squash the barb down. This makes for much more interesting fishing as you need to keep the line taught so that the fish does not spit out the hook. Barbless hooks are much safer, simpler and quicker to remove therefore causes less stress for the fish.

Be Careful!!

Be conscious of the fact that hooking a fish is extremely stressful for it. Too much stress can allow the fish die even after hours following release.

To combat this problem use oversize equipment to land the fish as soon as possible.
Use a web that will not damage the fish.
Use surgical forceps or special pliers and a tool which may reduce the metal of this hook if necessary.
If your forceps/pliers won’t release the hook then cut on the line where it is tied to the hook. The hook will rust soon and give the fish a better chance of recovery.
Never ever attempt to remove a hook through the fish’s gills. In fact don’t touch the gills in any respect.

CPR

Fish may appear lethargic when released. Hold the fish to the stream or in still water hold the fish lightly and move it backward and forward until you feel it is about to be released.

And now the main issue!

While the catch and release issue but it’s definitely in the forefront of saving our oceans for future generations.
You have no doubt seen on the news and other TV programs about global pollution of the oceans. It’s in everyone’s interest to be responsible!
Leave the area better than you found it. Always have a container or bag with you to take your garbage, used line, lures, flies, bait containers and more with you to dispose of in the right manner.

Wildlife Rehab

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Most Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers are not large like the ones you see on the character programs on T.V.. The majority of us run from our houses and backyards. We do it without any Federal or State funding. We do it out of love for nature. We are a few of the Division of Wildlife’s biggest volunteers; we do thousands of hours a year. Funding our centers is our responsibility. Our education is our duty also. In most states you need to be licensed by the state and sometimes also the Federal Government. This is for the critter’s wellbeing, because he then goes to a person trained to handle that species.

It requires long hours and lots of money (that you do not have). In one day you will be shown something amazing, and come face to face with death. The best paycheck ever is successfully releasing that critter back into the wild. Which is good, for there is no glory in cleaning up piles and piles of manure. It is strictly for the love of these animals. You shoot all the coyotes, and then you have population problems with species that they eat, such as the cottontails or gophers. It’s the delicate balance of nature.

What we do as Wildlife Rehabbers is to try and help keep the balance between man and wildlife. Virtually everything we get in is because of some kind of human conflict. As we move farther and farther into”critter land” we will have a growing number of conflicts with character, your garden is that raccoon’s backyard too. We simply need to learn to co-exist, not take over but co-exist. If everything in nature has its place and has learned to coexist except for us, well why? Why do we want to change the behavior of everything so as to get along with it? As Wildlife Rehabilitators we need to be sensitive to that creature or birds needs. This is why if you find wildlife in trouble call your local licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. They’ve been trained to help. We can all pitch in with the preservation of our own backyards. And if we’re really really lucky, we get to see that critter return to the wild and live as it was intended. That is a job well done! And it takes all of us.

Never leave your animal alone

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Never leave your pets in a parked car, not even for a minute. Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can grow rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, by way of example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may undergo irreversible organ damage or die.

As someone who resides in a tiny coastal city in the Pacific Northwest, I know that probably 5 out of 10 people in the region drive around with their 4 legged friends riding shotgun. We are usually cool enough for our pets to be safe but as summer is fast speeding us up we need to think about how the increasing temperature can place our pets into risk.

It important to think about the humidity and not just the ambient temperature. Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes away heat from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels-very quickly. So in areas with high humidity always think about this when determining if your pet can go for a ride with you or not.

Take care when exercising your pet. Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be particularly careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more vulnerable to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing.

Pets respond differently to heat than individuals do. (Dogs, for example, sweat primarily through their feet.) So don’t rely on lovers they do not cool off pets as effectively as they do people.

Whenever your pet is outside, be sure he or she has protection from heat and sun and plenty of clean, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree color and tarps are ideal because they don’t obstruct air flow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat-in fact, it makes it even worse. Always ensure that your pet has a place to get out of the sun either under a tree or under a tarp covered area to be certain they don’t get overheated.

Rehoming your pet

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It may be frustrating and hurtful some days scrolling down Facebook and studying banners with odes to animals, poetry to creatures like”I will keep you forever, I’ll never leave you at an animal shelter. My commitment to you will never perish.” There’s another banner showing a picture of a dog driving the car, and his owner operating behind the car and it says something to the effect” That’s what you get for dumping me in the animal shelter.”

Once in a while, I will read comments from people when they see a post of a”pitiful looking dog staring at a shelter wall”. The post calling out for someone on FB to rescue this poor dog. The comments from individuals, many are in judgement of the people who dropped off the dog will state”how do they do this”,”how can someone be so cruel.”

And I ask myself what do they believe an animal shelter is for? If we are going to have animals as pets, there will always be animal shelters. I worked for the Marin Humane Society for a little over five years. It was tiring at times getting animals over the counter. Initially, I did get frustrated with people, since I was still young. I did not have a lot of life experience. I was quick to judge.

One day, two guys walked into the shelter and put a little lap dog on top of the counter. I put my incoming form on the counter, grabbed a pen, didn’t look up and started asking them the list of questions on the form when pushing over to them the”owner surrender questionnaire”. I started reciting our policy making sure to repeat the euthanasia policy over at least three times to be certain they got it. Never looking at them.

Finally, after a couple of minutes, one of the guys asked me”he will not get put to sleep, right. He’s very adoptable. People today want small dogs.” Again, I didn’t look the dog owner in the eye, I just recited the euthanasia policy. And than he said”where’s Carol. We spoke to Carol and she said everything would be okay, our dog wouldn’t be murdered.”

I’ll stop here and say that the dog was quite cute and it was 99.9% sure, this dog could be embraced in Marin in a snap.

At this point, I was embarrassed. I didn’t want Carol to step in. I realized I had screwed up and I wasn’t really looking at the reality of the circumstance. I was in judgement over both of these good looking, wealthy looking men and wasn’t seeing their heart.

I finally looked into their eyes. “I am so sorry. Give me another opportunity to help you. Yes, your dog is cute and his chances of being put to sleep are next to nothing unless he got really really sick and we couldn’t treat him.”

Among the guys, let out a big sigh and smiled at me. “I’m so happy Janet. Thank you Janet. Thank you. This is so hard for me. I have AIDS and I am going into hospice. I wish to make sure my little dog gets a great home.”

And I don’t need to tell you what type of lesson that taught me twenty six years old. After I filled out the paperwork, I found Carol and handed her sweet little dog.

When I was losing my farm, I had to rehome animals. When I was living on the ranch in Lake County, I needed to return my pony back to the rescue I adopted him from. I was so broke I knew I wouldn’t be able to provide him proper trimming and the sort of feed that he needed to reduce founder. I cried when I walked him to the trailer that picked him up from me. Years later, I contacted the lady who adopted him to ask for a picture since I wanted to write a story about him. All my pictures have been lost and destroyed from the past. She didn’t respond to my message. I think she read the note, since it shows”seen” on messenger on Facebook. . I will not write her again. I don’t want to make someone feel uncomfortable. I’ll miss having a picture of”Little Eddie” to remind me of who he was and who he is and my love for him.

Lately, I had been sharing a cup of coffee with a friend of mine and she was telling me how she had to spend a year on a plan to put her horses and her other creatures because she had to leave a relationship that was unhealthy for her. She cried on the way to work back and forth on her commute everyday for a year knowing she’d have to perform it.

People’s lives change. They suffer losses. They lose rentals that allowed animals and can’t find new ones which do. People get sick. Folks die. People realize they really can’t take care of a dog, a horse, a cat. People lose their jobs and can’t afford feed, vet care, or training.

Folks give up animals for many reasons.

Why you should adopt a pet

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Or, thinking of getting that cute little ball of fur called a kitten running about playfully in New York City Squirrel Removal? Thinking about going to the nearby pet shop to purchase one? Stop your pet search then and there, and think,”Why should I spend my money on purchasing a pet once I have the choice of adopting one?”

Makes sense, right?

Well, as you may see, besides saving your dollars, adopting a pet comes with tons of other benefits.

1. As stated earlier, pets for adoption generally cost less than the ones offered for sale in pet shops.
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3. Pets offered for sale in pet shops are reared for the purpose of selling, keeping profit in mind rather than the health of the pets and are therefore, often sick and behaviorally troubled. Pets for adoption aren’t reared for commercial purposes. Ever since, before being available for adoption, they had an owner who took care of them, they are usually healthy and well behaved.
4. Pets for adoption come in every size, age, breed, and color and so you get a larger variety to select from.
5. Most pet shop owners keep the critters in dreadful conditions and the elderly female animals are treated as breeding machines. They have no genuine concern for these creatures. Without purchasing from them, you can feel self righteous as you haven’t given them a dime.
6. So you don’t have to bear the extra task of getting them vaccinated.
7. By adopting a pet, not only are you giving it a home, but also you’re helping provide shelter to another homeless animal which will be taken in, instead of the animal you’ve adopted.
8. Having an animal as a pet has been found to be psychologically and emotionally beneficial to their own companions. The feeling that you have saved an animal by embracing it also provides you self-satisfaction and makes you feel proud of yourself.
9. When you adopt a pet from a pet shelter, they inform you ahead of the”do’s and don’ts” so that you become well aware of what your pet enjoys and what provokes it.
10. Last of all, you can brag on your social circles about having adopted a pet!

Now that you are convinced about the benefits of adopting a pet, create a pet search online and find out the nearest pet shelter from which you can embrace your pet.

Did you know this about cinnamon?

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We have to go back as far as year 3000 BC to find the first traces of cinnamon in Egypt, where it was used to Wilton Manors Wildlife Removal.

The specific origins of cinnamon didn’t became apparent until the Middle Ages. Until then, mythical tales encompassed this remarkable spice. According to a lot of classical roman authors for instance, cinnamon grew around a lake protected by colossal birds. Whoever wanted to take it, would have to discover a way to mislead them.

In the Middle Ages, Arabs were no longer the only ones to market cinnamon in the Western world. Spice trade gained a massive political and economical role. One of the original goals of Columbus’ journey, that ended up with the discovery of America, was to enlarge the trade routes to the East.

Venice started to purchase cinnamon in the Arabs and became the sole trader in Europe. This monopoly lasted until 1505, when Portugal discovered Sri Lanka (Ceylon), a goldmine for cinnamon. They were conquered by the Dutch one hundred years later.

Nowadays Cinnamon is cultivated in many countries, such as India, Brazil and Vietnam to name a few, even though Sri Lanka still produces 90% of all cinnamon.

Regardless of all the political and historic changes, the ways in which cinnamon can be used remain the same: as a medicament, in the kitchen, and more recently to keep insects away.

Pregnancy symptoms

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The early signs of pregnancy being talked about here are much before the fifth week once the first menstrual period is Lauderhill Wildlife Removal. Yes, there are other symptoms of pregnancy that could indicate towards a woman having successfully conceived.

Tenderness in Breasts

The breasts getting tender and a bloated stomach is also an early indication of pregnancy. Because these pregnancy symptoms are similar to what happens before the phases it can be confusing. Women also start to urinate more often a week or so after having conceived. This too happens much before the first period is missed. The body temperature may also go up after conceiving. This pregnancy symptom occurs because of ovulation. This symptom continues almost until the time when the next period is anticipated.

Spotting

Pink or brown spotting similar to the beginning of menstrual periods during this time is among early signs of pregnancy. The discharge a significant pregnancy symptom isn’t as significant as menstrual bleeding. This occurs due to implantation. It’s very important that the pregnancy be confirmed through a test. If there is excessive bleeding while the test shows a positive result then the mother must consult a gynecologist. This often occurs in the event of an embryo attaching itself into the wrong part of the uterus. Such a situation can give rise to complications.

Women often experience extreme fatigue and restlessness in the first part of their pregnancy. This is again a pregnancy symptom that can be extremely confusing. It’s exactly like any other form of tiredness that the body undergoes due to stress and exhaustion. The consequences of the uterus, due to after exercising or experiencing an orgasm, possibly recognized as an early indication of pregnancy.

How do I know for certain that I am pregnant in the first one month?

There is no way of knowing for certain that you’re pregnant in the first one month. A pregnancy test is the only way one can know for sure.

What next?

Following the discovery of the early signs of pregnancy and a positive test result, you need to become careful about everything that you do. Giving up, or, at least slowly cutting down on smoking and alcohol become extremely important. Special attention must be paid to diet.

It is imperative that extreme caution is exercised during the period of pregnancy. The sooner you know about your pregnancy the better equipped you are to focus on the healthy development of your child. Tracking and being able to spot the early signs of pregnancy is then important.

Yummy grapefruit

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When was the last time you had a grapefruit in the morning or anytime of the day? Grapefruits can make great corporate gifts!

Why did you eat that grapefruit? Was it because it was just there or was it a part of your normal diet plan since you’re concerned about keeping your good health?

If you have consumed a grapefruit at least one time then you might be one who cares about your own wellness. And. If you do eat fresh grapefruits and other citrus frequently then I would dare to say that you care about your own health and wellbeing. This practice is commendable and is a boon to your body. Grapefruits have many vitally essential nutrients your body needs in addition to the high content of Vitamin C. You could be lacking plenty of nutrients if you’re not having your daily intake of grapefruit juice.

If you’re not eating fresh grapefruits or drinking Floridas’ 100% pure grapefruit juice, regularly then it may be time for you to pay a little more attention to your health. You should make it your business to add a good nutrition plan in your daily diet so that you may be in tip top shape mentally and physically every day.

According to recent statistics, obesity is a huge problem in the USA and around the world. Eating Grapefruit has been proven to burn fat off your body and slim and trim your body. Grapefruit diets and any type of consumption would be a wise move to get in better physical shape but you must be consistent with it so you can see positive results.

The latest Obesity Statistics shows that USA Obesity Rates have reached Epidemic Proportions. Here are the numbers:

o 58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese
O Eight out of 10 over 25 year olds are Overweight
o 78 percent of American is not meeting basic level action recommendations
o 25% completely Sedentary
o 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990

Let us suppress this obesity problem by preparing a campaign in your community community to consume fresh grapefruits every day. Challenge your neighbors and family and friends to see who will take off the maximum weight by needing a definite period. Make it fun!

Better still compose a letter to your congressman or city council man to proclaim the month of February to be the National Grapefruit Month. Be excited about it. Make it a major issue. Talk about it among your friends, family members, neighbors etc.. But. Also send out your corporate executive gifts of grapefruits to people concerned.

There are many ways to get the benefits of grapefruit. Visit the website in the resource box and you will never run out of ideas. You will become a fan of grapefruits and the family of citrus since they contribute tremendously to your whole health.

If you don’t want to eat it by itself, then it is possible to add the pulp and segments or pegs to your salads, cakes, sorbets, sauces, and cocktails and much more. The options are endless!

You can be creative and enjoy fresh grapefruit in a variety of ways. . Here are a few suggestions that you engross yourself in a joyous feast of grapefruits with your meals during the day, every day.

O Add the sections of fresh grapefruit to your favorite salads.
O Add some to broiled or grilled fish or poultry.
O Add fresh grapefruit sections into your gelatin salad.
O Sprinkle some brown sugar and cinnamon over sugar and bring to a bubbly broil. This makes a great side dish –with your pork and ham or favorite dessert.
O Add fresh grapefruit juice and healthy marinade and or basting liquid when you are having baked fish or chicken. Squeeze a little juice over vegetables instead of using salt or butter and you’ll be delighted of the flavor.
O Create a decorative platter of fresh grapefruit segments and ripe avocado slices with a touch of sweet French dressing of your choice.

So, take an active part in promoting better health in your house, local community and get your local civic organization involved–State, County, City, Town and other organizations–with eating more grapefruits. They make great corporate gifts baskets. At the website in the resource box. Be sure to send some grapefruits to your officials as executive corporate gifts–as well. Any questions look into Royal Palm Beach Bat Removal for your answers.

Stress can kill

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Did you know that 75-90% of all visits to primary care physicians are due to stress-related illness? We’ve all heard about stress: what causes it, what it does to us. And have you developed healthy habits for managing stress?

Today’s article will give you a brief background about how stress affects our brain and body and then give you practical options for de-stressing and managing the stress that’s part of most everyone’s life. I remember being 9 years old and hearing Norman Vincent Peale say that’ the only people who don’t have problems (stress) are those lying at the cemetery’.

Our nervous systems are designed to keep us safe and alive. In cave men days, we might encounter a wild animal that was one of our predators. We are designed to’fight’ or’flee’ when a predator threatens us. In other words, our brains release neurochemicals which make us quickly (so we can run away from the predator – flee) and strong (so we can fight and kill our predator). This puts us in ‘survival mode’. This surge of’stress hormones’ as we now refer to them will be instantaneous, and then go away quickly as the need disappears.

Think of the adrenal rush you feel when you nearly have a car accident. You do not need to think about releasing the adrenal, it happens automatically when you feel threatened by an oncoming vehicle. It makes you more alert and speeds up your response time so that you can safely avoid the crash. And then, it goes off very quickly after the episode and you unwind.

In our society we rarely encounter actual predators that threaten our lives. Instead we face chronic’stressors’ that activate the same’fight or flight’ response that a predator would activate. And instead of going away quickly, the stress hormones remain high in our systems nearly always. These same stress hormones which work so well to help us survive in a dangerous situation then become a threat to our health when they remain chronically high.

Stress hormones are released when: you are feeling pressured by time, always in a hurry with too much to do; you have arguments with your spouse, children or your own boss; you don’t have sufficient money; you worry about your health; you are exposed to toxins in your food and environment; you get frustrated dealing with bureaucracy; you lay in bed at night (when you ought to be relaxed) with your ideas racing about all the things you need to get done. Phew! It’s stressful just to think about all these things.

ACTION How to counter these present sources of stress in your life

You will need to realize how important managing your stress is to your health and make it a priority. Recall being stressed is deadly! Look at the chronic stresses in particular that never get solved or that recur regularly.

Look for ways to change the stressful circumstances. By way of instance, if your job is very stressful, make adjustments that ease the stress, and talk to your boss about options for change. If this doesn’t work, start looking for a less stressful job situation. Your life depends upon it.

Understand how you react to stress and to learn how to manage your response. Do you feel overwhelmed, angry, frustrated, stressed, or hopeless? Different people will respond differently to the same stressor. Some folks become very angry at seemingly minor matters while others never seem to get angry. Remember the name of Richard Carlson’s book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. And It’s All Small Stuff.

Pay attention to your thoughts. If you worry constantly, you’ll be in a constant survival mode. Worry and anger release stress hormones. Learn how to manage your thoughts. Replace stress or negative thinking with calm, positive thoughts.

This calms the mind and the body and helps to reduce the amount of stress hormones in your body. Many meditations focus on the breath. By regulating your breathing you regulate your stress hormones. It works!

Exercise regularly. Find an exercise that you enjoy and fit it in everyday. While you’re exercising, watch your own thoughts. If you spend the whole time feeling angry about something and running it over and over in your mind, you will negate some of the benefits of the exercise.

Speak to someone about how you are feeling. Don’t attempt to do it all alone. When you discuss your feelings with someone else you’ll feel much better. And they may have some excellent suggestions for helping you de-stress.

Get some help. Design your life so you’re doing just those things that only you can do. For instance, if you are in business, focus on serving your customers and attracting more customers and nothing else. Get an assistant to answer the telephone, manage your emails, do the bookkeeping, etc.. At home, get some cleaning aid, use Stop and Shop Peapod to get your groceries delivered to your home, and hire someone to mow your yard.

Eat a healthy diet on a regular schedule. Do not skip meals. Make sure you are getting all the nutrients your body has to handle stress. Eat organic foods whenever possible to reduce your toxic load. Eat only the calories you will consume daily.

Nurture yourself. Get a great night’s sleep. Get a massage. Relax in a warm bath or hot tub. Read a fantastic book. Watch a popular movie. Listen to a relaxing or cheerful music. Go out to dinner with a few friends. Play a game with your kids. Sing. Watch a fantastic comedian. Get outside and allow nature rejuvenate you.

Make an appointment with a psychotherapist. A therapist will help you understand yourself better and help you explore options for changing the stressful situation and how you respond to stress. They’ll help you manage your thoughts and feelings.

Experiencing chronic pain is quite stressful and places the body in survival mode. If necessary get expert help for pain management.

Do some Neurofeedback Training. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback on brainwaves that teaches your brain to regulate itself . It’s effective for depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and much more. It is approved by the FDA for stress control. Read my next newsletter to learn how to’Change Your Mind’ so you’re not stuck in an non-productive, stressful thinking pattern. To find out more check out Lantana Rat Removal.