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News Reports Thursday 5th April
Paul Larson, TEAM LEGATO's Australian watch leader, provides a second diary entry on life onboard close to the one place on earth that remains the greatest distance from land in all directions. - Sans Terre - Without Land
Everyday on the news it seems like there’s some type of scam to look out for. Sometimes, it’s some sort of new scam, that involves emerging technologies, but most of the time it’s just some scam that happens all the time, all over the world. There are lots of businesses out there that rely on honesty from the businesses side to make sure everything goes smoothly. Most of these businesses that have a high importance on honesty are mainly services like car repair, house repair, and even boat repair. As a customer you often depend on these professionals to be truthful, and not take advantage of you because they know you might be vulnerable.
Car dealership and car repair shops are notorious for these types of scams. It’s hard for most people to combat these problems because not everyone is a car expert, so it’s hard to cut through the noise and know who is telling the truth. Many places will claim that you have more problems than you actually do, in the hopes that you will go with it and pay for them to fix the additional problems. Some businesses will even say they will fix the problem, but then do a half-ass job or not even do the job at all. This is believable too because these businesses rely on customers having problems with their car, and if you completely fix the car then they probably won’t be a customer again for a while, but if they keep having a problem then…well you see where I’m going.
The last form of scam, which is possibly the worst, is when they give you an estimate and when you come back to pick up your vehicle they raise the price, just like what happened with Danny DeMichele. They usually say there was some unforeseen cost, like having to special order a part, or spend a bunch of extra hours of “labor” to do something specifically. Whatever the reason may be, the problem is that they already have your car in the shop, and possibly taken apart. They basically have your car hostage, and all of a sudden you need to quickly figure out what is the core problem. Is the car really messed up or am I being scammed?
For those that are looking for a 1-line review of this unit I’ll leave this for you:
It’s a wonderful blender for a home kitchen – it’s no Vitamix, but that is to be expected.
Now, on to our actual thoughts about the food processor.
To start with, just like anyone else that would be reading this, I did heavy research before making my purchase. To be fair, I had actually ordered a different one at first, but then returned it because when I opened the box, I could tell that the blender had been washed and repackaged. Needless to say I sent it back and ended up ordering the Oster Pro. I strongly urge everyone to do their own research about machines like these because the market is so packed with different models that sometimes it takes a while to cut through the noise and see which is best for your situation.
The downside is that there wasn’t a whole lot of information online about this Oster blender. What I was forced to do instead was break the blender down part by part, and compare the parts to the other mainstream blenders like the Vitamix and Ninja.
When you get to the real details of the higher-end blenders you’ll notice that the main features that you would want for home is: having an all metal drive, reverse action, high power, and has either a glass or stainless steel pitcher – no plastic. If you take a look at older model Vitamix units that are still common in restaurants, they mainly have a wattage of 850. This Oster Pro is actually a little higher, at 900, and if restaurants can deal with 850 then it should be good enough for at-home use.
The best part is you can easily order this unit online for around $130 dollars, which is a steal when compared to the Vitamix. If you’re looking for a unit that will fit under a lower budget then I would consult a guide like http://bestbudgetfoodprocessor.com/ because you will need help weighing the pros and cons of the different processors since they might have different features.
If you’ve spent any amount of time in a hospital or a nursing home, then you’ve probably noticed that not only are the nurses outfit quite different, but even their shoes are much different that usual. Clogs are by far the most popular footwear of choice when it comes to the nursing community, and it’s no wonder because clogs provide a higher level of support that minimizes feet, ankle, knee, and back pain. Nurses spend extended periods of time on their feet with very minimal rest so functionality takes a much bigger precedence over aesthetics.
As a nurse, it’s not uncommon to spend the majority of a 10 or 12 hour shift on their feet. Most clogs worn by nurses are designed with their specific job in mind. The lack of laces helps with tension and pressure that may be caused by uneven lacing jobs. A nice pair of clogs also have special non-slip purposes since hospital floors and the like can sometimes be quite slippery when they are dirty or clean.
Clogs also feature many thing that make the long shifts more manageable than before. Ankle support and great flexibility significantly helps with long-term comfort. With the way the body works, if these areas aren’t taken care of, then it will ultimately lead to knee problems, and then dreaded back problems. Many nurses that are facing lower back pains should first look at the comfort of their feet before making any other adjustments in their routine.
Luckily, shopping online for these shoes is actually quite easy. You can look up guides like Best Shoes for Male Nurses 2017 and will have all the best choices right in front of you.
When taking a leap into the wonderful word of banjos, it’s first important to choose a banjo that best fits your needs, and in the case of being a beginner, you first need to understand the important parts of the banjo and how it impacts you. The main design aspect to keep in mind are: the rim, the neck, and the hardware.
The heart and soul of the banjo’s sound and tone is the rim. The material of the rim has to be one that is comprised of resonant material in order to create a nice musical tone. Similar to how violins are, there is often some type of wood used because materials like metal, stone, or plastic won’t create a pleasureful tone. The only reason some manufacturers use aluminum or other metal, or even cheap wood is for the cheapness of manufacturing.
The neck has more to do with ergonomics when it comes to importance. When examining the contour and shape of the neck, then you will be able to see the difference because a poorly made banjo and a superior one. Most cheap models are made to look like high end models, but will lack many key benefits that really set them apart.
The hardware is probably the most over-looked parts when it comes to beginners, but is by far one of the most important aspects to be picky about. Believe it or not, there are scientific reasons to have specific materials for different hardware parts of the banjo. For example, the tailpiece should be made of a metal alloy that is considered “quiet”, which means that it doesn’t create a different tone when vibrating.
So as you can tell, choosing the best beginners banjo is not a simple task. However, there are many sites out there with buyers guides that will help you navigate the world of guitars and banjos.
Most people often overlook the different activities that you can participate in that can not only help you get in shape, but are really quite fun and different, which might make it easier to build a healthy routine for the long-run. Below are a couple ideas of how to get some light and fun exercise on a trampoline. P.S. If you don’t have a trampoline yet then you can learn about the best trampolines in 2017 on many different websites.
To start off with, we’ll go over some mini workouts, which you could consider just warm-up routines:
After you’ve had a go with the pre-workout routines, it’s time to take it up a notch and get your heart pumping:
In a later post we will get into more vigorous workouts to do on the trampoline, but for now let’s get antiquated with the whole exercising while bouncing thing before we move on.
I’ve had this airfryer for nearly a month now, and I think that’s ample time and enough usage to be able to give some in depth remarks about this unit. I will admit this is my first air fryer, so I will not really compare it to other models when it comes to performance.
To start, I got around to choosing this particular model after reading a buying guide where I read air fryer reviews. This Philips air fryer definitely is a bit more expensive than the others out there, but I’m not in the market for a machine that I will have to replace in a year or two. I also didn’t want to get one that was lacking certain features that all the other ones have.
I mainly used this unit to cook frozen goods like french fries and other small frozen foods. It definitely did the job well, and dare I say it was better than traditional frying, and leaps and bounds above using a conventional oven.
The overall build of the unit feels very solid, and is actually quite easy to clean. Between deep frying and air frying, the amount of cleaning isn’t even close to being the same. In terms of smell, nothing worse than normal cooking.
One of the only cons I can think of is the overall size. While I do like that it has a small footprint since our counter-top has limited real estate, I still can’t help but feel like it’s really only intended for snack type food. It just isn’t quite big enough to be cooking large amounts of food.
Overall, I think it’s a great machine, and it actually serves a lot of purposes for what I typically enjoy eating. Outside of the frozen foods I was also able to whip up some chicken wings that were to die for.
There have been many case studies that show doing certain juice cleanses can help unlock the natural healing powers of your body by helping to get rid of toxins that have built up over time. By partaking in certain juice cleanses, the juices flood your body with the strong nutrients and antioxidants that are natural straight from the source. Besides that, most of them are so darn delicious, it’ll be so easy to build a great routine and lead to a healthier lifestyle.
So now you ask, what is a typical juice cleanse like?
While planning your cleanse, it’s easiest and almost best to just get a pre-made juice cleanse from a reliable company like GoodCleansing.com. When starting out, it’ll be easier to make it a routine if it’s not that much hassle. Different companies offer different kinds of cleanses, so be sure to do your research as to which kind of cleanse your want to do.
Once you decide on which you want most and receive the product you can begin the process.
Most of the common juices cleanses available are moderately cheap, making them ideal for people just getting their feet wet, as well as seasoned pros that don’t have the time or just appreciate the ease of ordering online.
Just because your credit history is sub par doesn’t mean that you can’t get or build your credit back up. Each creditor has their own specific standards, and most of them look at your history from different angles. Some will only consider what has happened in recent years in terms of credit, and consider giving credit if your bill paying history has been satisfactory.
If you are not able to create some sort of budget that is workable in order to repay your debts and keep up with mounting bills, then something like credit counseling might be a strong alternative.
There are many credit counselors that offer their services at local offices, as well as online and over the phone. If you want to go this route, be sure to find an organization that can offer one on one counseling in-person. These types of organizations typically include universities, credit unions, military bases, and some government nonprofit programs.
There are also paid solutions like OvationCredit.com that will work with you by looking at your credit history and coming up with a plan to dispute errors in your history with the creditors. This will bring immediate relief to your credit history when compared to long-term options like repaying debts.
Everyone knows that with old age comes lots of biological changes, which effect your whole body – and even your brain. With age, your reflexes get slower. You walk and act slower. You even talk slower. Eventually your memory starts to go, particularly the short-term memory abilities which are vital when it comes to learning new things.
With recent brain-scan technology, studies have shown that as you get older, your brain will shrink. Within the brain, nerve tracts will begin to shrivel, which causes fluid cavities to be expand and potentially holes in the brain. The shriveling even happens to the neuron connectors, and people that lose 40% or more of the dopamine neurons will go on to have Parkinson’s disease.
But what can you do to help prevent this?
Well, since all these studies have come out, the anti-aging industry has seen huge growth, which mainly consists of fad diets, specialized gyms, mind-training programs, vitamins or supplements, and even books that are supposedly intended to work your brain to reduce the rate of its decline.
One thing I’ve personally recommended to help with staying sharp at older age is taking Modafinil. It can be described as a cognitive enhancer that is specifically formulated to aid people in being more focued, alert, and productive. It is of course FDA-Approved and can even be bought online at a site like ModUp.net. While it may not stop your brain from declining in your later years, it will help you unlock the full potential of what is still there which is definitely worth it.
So for a while I’ve been sporting compression sleeves for my arms, and I’ve been trying to convince others to do the same. I thought about just ordering a couple pairs and just letting others try them out if they feel like it, so that they don’t feel pressured into spending money on something they aren’t sure about.
But now it seems like the new trend is compression sleeves for your legs, so I decided to give it a shot. These ones that I tested in particular are from DinoDerm.com
Being older and staying active, or even competing at some sport, requires a different level of attention to your body. You aren’t young anymore and your body doesn’t work and repair itself like it does in its younger years. I myself still get frequent exercise, which includes running for an hour, three or four times a week.
Usually during and after my runs without the sleeves, I can feel my legs getting really fatigued and some serious discomfort at the end. However, with the sleeves, my legs feel a lot more solid while running, and my legs don’t feel as “heavy” at the end of the run.
What I also like about these specific sleeves is that they are all black. They are quite discrete looking when compared to the ones with crazy, flamboyant colors and patterns. This helps a lot since I actually like to wear these a lot even outside of exercising, like if I anticipate that I will have to be on my feet or walking around for a long period of time. The only thing I would watch out for is the size of the sleeve since the sizes don’t vary.
The guys at the shooting range close to my house were recommending this bag, the gps tactical range backpack, to everyone that came through the shop, and while I appreciate them letting me know what to check out, the prices there are usually quite high so I checked it out on Amazon. While Amazon’s price is the lowest, I still had to go to the maker’s website to get some real details.
After purchasing the bag and using it myself for a week or two, I think it’s safe to say I can come to a reasonable conclusion about this bag.
The first thing I would like to point out is the MOLLE straps on the back. They seem to be the most controversial part of the bag according to the reviews on Amazon, and in my opinion, I think they are quite useful.
The way I see it, the straps allow you to keep things handy on the outside of the bag, which will allow for more things to be stored on the inside, like ammunition. I know I wouldn’t keep any ammo on the outside of the bag, but what I did was get some Tactical Tailor bags and used the straps to attach those. Now I can convenient space to hold things like my lunch and drinks.
Below is a list of just a couple steps you should take to make sure your place is clean before moving out:
As you can see, since that is just a couple of the steps you need to make, that still barely gets you out of the living room and kitchen. There are still bedrooms left to clean up as well as bathrooms and any closets. On top of that, all other fixtures around the house, like doors and lamps, need to be wiped down or dusted. If all this sounds like it’s too much for you then you should definitely look into a company that does end of tenancy cleaning London.
In this day and age, seeking alternative methods to help with bodily problems is becoming increasingly popular. Some people are not excited when it comes to taking medication, or even seeing the doctor in general. Some people might not even have diabetes, but be worried that they may be at risk of it in the future.
For anyone in one of those situations mentioned above, then maybe you should look into doing some online research about it. There is one guide in particular that outlines many different topics that have to do with what to eat and avoid to prevent or reduce your chances, as well as covering common diabetic symptoms.
When it comes to these online information products, there are always mixed reviews that you will read while doing your research. One of the most popular is call the Big Diabetes Lie and you can read about an honest review about it here: http://www.crashcollective.com/the-big-diabetes-lie-review/
As one would imagine, this type of sport or hobby is just as risky, if not more, than many other sports or racing sports. Accidents can happen on the water as well as on land, and when working with something as large as a boat, things can go south quick.
So what should you do to be properly prepared?
Well if you have a team then the first thing to look for is life insurance for everyone. If you aren’t familiar with the life insurance landscape, which many people aren’t, then you may want to look into getting with a trusted insurance agent to help you navigate and choose the right policy that fits your needs.
One option is to look into a group plan that offers some benefits for being more than one member. If you are located in India, then getting some sort of LIC policy would be your best bet. They have been around forever and offer many different packages to fit your specific needs. Like mentioned earlier, a trustworthy insurance agent will save you a lot of time and hassle by helping pinpoint the right plan for you.
Tools are highly important when it comes to upkeep and maintenance of the boat and it’s equipment. One tool that we literally could not live without is an air compressor. Having to do things by hand is already bad enough, but the air compressor brings a new level of power to conventional tools. There are many areas of the boat where a wrench won’t even fit to, and even if the wrench fits in the spot, you probably won’t even be able to move it. That’s when an air compressor can come in handy.
That’s really the magic of the air compressor – there are so many extensions and adapters that enable it to be the most valuable tool, in terms of overall usefulness and practical uses. The only real problem with them is choosing which one to get. There are so many out there on the market that it’s hard to single out a particular one. Luckily nowadays there are many buying guides out there, so of course there are air compressor reviews out there to search. Take for instance this site http://airtoolresource.com/best-air-compressor-reviews they review many air compressors, that range in different prices and uses. Some are large and highly portable, perfect for a professional that may need to be mobile on demand. Others are smaller and meant for small projects at home, and the small size helps with not taking up too much space.
It’s really up to you to choose the right one for your needs. And if you already have an air compressor then I’m just preaching to the choir. If I were to suggest a particular one, I’d go for the DeWalt D55146. While it may seem a bit more expensive than other ones, I would recommend this one because it’s almost in the middle of being for home use and commercial/professional use.
While boating accidents are very unlikely, accidents on the road are at an all time high. Although this number is mainly going up because the total number of people has risen as well, the point still stands – accidents are at an all time high. So what can you do to help yourself in the situation of an accident? Besides the basics like having insurance, your first plan of action would be to contact a lawyer. There are many firms out there that specialize in just car accidents, and those are the ones you should be looking for because they are the ones they really know how to handle cases like so. Another thing is you should work with a team that is from your local area because they will also know the specific rules of the area since many laws vary from state to state, and often times even from county to county.
For example, let’s say you get in a car accident in Los Angeles, California. You could probably get by using working with a Riverside car accident lawyer, but not so much a lawyer in Nevada. It is important to take note that it isn’t necessary to go with a lawyer, but when it comes to negotiating with insurance companies and the like, having a lawyer on your side brings a lot of fire power since lawyers have that prowess of being knowledgeable and not being fooled by any misinterpretations of rules or laws. In short, lawyers will mostly likely net you more money compared to representing yourself.
Although we all do this type of sports for the love and the passion of it, but at the end of the day it still boils down to sponsors, and more importantly, money. If everyone that was passionate about the sport could join, then of course it would become over-populated, which would be inherently bad for the sport since it’s tough to have that many teams competing at once.
So what does it really take to have a team? Besides having a strong foundation of people that are truly driven and on the same page, you then of course need the money. Sponsors are normally what funds a team once everything is rolling, but often times you need a way to start up without having the sponsors. You need to be able to compete to show sponsors that you are worth the price. Obviously someone in the whole equation needs to be able to fund the initial stages of the team, and not necessarily someone like a Franco Favilla, but someone that could take on the project financially and not be in the hole if things don’t work out in the end.
You’d be surprised at how much of an impact all of this has on our team’s feet. Yes, of course, other parts of us also take a beating, but I think shoes and soles are greatly under-looked when it comes to being more comfortable for long periods of time. One might figure that the impact on our soles isn’t enough to worry about because part of the time we are able to have a seat, but even while we are sitting our feet are still planted on the floor firmly to keep our balance. So, even when we are trying to take it easy, our feet are still getting worked.
We did some collective research online to figure out what we could do to make some small improvements to our equipment and clothing and I found a site full of information about shoe insoles and which are best for different kinds of feet. After doing more research, it looks like we cannot just get the same set for everyone, since most of the insoles are made for a particular foot structure. I personally am looking for some orthotics because I have large arched feet. Apparently having proper arch support for your feet can alleviate all sorts of problems like hip and lower back pain, and even helps with posture.
In the end, I’m left thinking why I never made the switch before. I’m wondering why no one else made the switch and preached to me the joys orthotic insoles.