Archive for May, 2011
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
Whether you are buying or selling real estate, the first thing you must decide is if you want to engage in this adventure alone or want to leave it to the real estate agency. If you don’t have neither the time, or the nerves to bother yourself with the paperwork, annoying customers or evading apartments, then the matter is clear – hire a professional. We will try to help you find the right one.
In America today there are several thousands of real estate agencies, from the smallest ones that operate on the principle of ‘one-man show’, to serious companies that have dozens of employees.
How to find right one?
You need to be cautions … When you find an agency, the first thing on which you insist is to sign up a mediation agreement. It must contain your data, information about the agency, the fee for mediation and job descriptions for which the agency intervenes. In the contract you can put special instructions to define precisely which jobs you will expect from the agency to do for you.
Agency for his work charge fees as a percentage of the total purchase price. Provision for sales is 2-4 percent and 2-3 percent of the purchase. It is good to know that you are not obliged to pay a provision if you have found an interesting apartment or an interested buyer.
The main task of every real estate agent is to provide you all relevant information regarding the ownership, building permits, property assessment, tax issues in real estate… Also, every serious agency should have a lawyer to solve any legal issues. If any of these, designated agency can’t solve, it’s best to find another agency.
One of the important things, especially when selling an apartment, is advertising in the media. Any professional agency with in such an ad must highlight her name. A buyer who responds in such ads must be aware that this means that he automatically searches for brokerage services and agencies, he accepts its conditions of business, and he will need to pay for the brokerage fee. If you respond to an ad without a prominent name of an agency, and when visiting the apartment nice lady tells you that she is an agent selling apartments on behalf of the owner, you can be free to accuse her of fraud and refuse to pay any provision.
Basically, when you find a serious and professional agencies, the sale or purchase of property should be quick and easy job that will not cost you a lot of hassle. But in the end, we will present to you another fact that may be crucial in deciding whether to hire an agency or is it better to go by your self with American property market.
You hires agency, to rid yourselves of obligations, and because you believe that professionals will achieve a much better price for your apartment. But consider for example that you sell apartment through an agency of 40 square meters and you are looking for 55 thousand dollars. Then your agent tells you that he had found a buyer who offers 50 thousand dollars, that makes him a good chance that your initial bid was too high anyway. You agree.
You have sold an apartment for five thousand dollars less, but the agency instead of 1,100 dollars, two percent provision, earned a thousand dollars. The agent done his works quick, took a provision from you and the customer, and set off on another task, with the loss of only one hundred dollars.
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Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
Real estate agents are those who sell, buy or rent property (apartments, buildings, houses, business premises / facilities, warehouses and storage and / or office space) for others, and for that they receive a salary, or some form of financial compensation. Selling or buying real estate represents a complex transaction. Because of this complexity, people who want to buy or sell real estate almost always turn to professionals for help, and they are agents for the sale / purchase / rental property.
Because of extend trust by their clients, estate agents are in need of constant updating of personal and professional capabilities and knowledge. This refers to the constant information about the property market but also the psychological aspect of trade, specially sales. Real estate agents at any time should know what the residential or commercial version of the most, suits the desires of their clients and financial capabilities. They should be great connoisseurs of tax law and other laws, which are important for buying, selling or renting real estate.
Real estate agents are actually mediators between buyers and sellers, or property owner and tenants … Their job involves scheduling meetings between the parties, then show the property for which they think may be liked by their client. The agent is there, if the client is something appeal to negotiate on the price of the same property, and to provide contracting, and finally to provide the conditions for moving in, whatever the property in question, for example introduction of central heating as a condition of purchase, etc..
Working conditions of a real estate agent are unpredictable. Many of them are related to the agency, for example office, but can be also connected with field work. In fact, they have no fixed working hours. Very often it is more than 40 hours per week. Property selling, buying or renting is done in all parts of the country but the biggest concentration is in urban areas.
Agents spend a lot of time on their phones and checking the information that they lead to potential customers. They also for the properties that they decide to include in its sales catalog determine the market value based on predetermined price by a state authority (Revenue, etc.), then add to it agreed addition, the possible achievable sales revenue for that real estate. Real estate agents use laptops and smart phones. They are becoming increasingly necessary as quickly acquire the necessary information.
Desirable characteristics and qualifications
Real estate agents should be communicative person in the relationship with clients unobtrusive but reliable and convincing . They need very good knowledge of local markets. Necessary condition for doing this job is patience and expressed negotiating skills and tendency to trade.
Training and employment
There is a school that educates future real estate agents. Individuals are entering this profession with different educational and professional experiences. Many of them arising from economics occupation because it takes a knowledge of finance, accounting and other economic subjects. But often the real estate agents are and almost graduates of other universities, who see the profession as an excellent source of financial opportunities ie. earnings.
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Thursday, May 12th, 2011
If you’ve decided on formula as the choice for feeding your baby, you might be a bit confused about all the choices.
What types of adapted milk are there?
In the market there are various types and varieties of artificial milk. They differ in the way of preparation, composition and age for babies, which are intended. For selection of the adapted milk consult pediatricians who monitor your baby.
Artificial milk for babies are made so that approximately resemble the composition of breast milk – adjust the ratio and type of protein, fat, sugar, salt and other nutrients. On the advice of a physician can also use the milk for your baby to have less gastrointestinal disorders such as cramps, gas and thin stools.
In the market there and milk that are fortified with vitamin D and iron, but they are intended for babies older than the fourth month.
When the baby goes to breast milk or standard formula to regular cow’s milk, can drink milk with added iron, zinc, iodine and vitamin C and D.
There are even special adapted milk for those babies who are allergic to milk or have a metabolic disorder such as phenylketonuria.
Ready to mix
This milk is most prevalent in the market. Sold in powder or liquid and should be dissolved in conventional or sterilized water. This alternative is cheaper, but it takes more time to prepare.
Ready for pouring
This formula milk for babies is sold in cans of different sizes. Open a can and pour into a sterile bottle and so offer your baby.
Ready to use
Fast food for babies – This variant of milk is sold packaged in a bottle and is designed for one meal. The amount already prepared milk in the bottle is 125 or 250 ml. Just put pacifier on sterilized bottle and baby can eat.
In some cases where a child has some health problems, it is necessary to pay special attention to the selection of adapted milk because there are a variety of special formulas.
If your baby has diarrhea often, choose lactose – free formula or milk with low amount of lactose,
If there is intolerance to lactose and sucrose, it is a special milk formula which is based on soy milk,
Premature babies and babies who have an allergy to proteins in cow’s milk to drink formula milk, based on the proteins from whey,
Children with coeliac disease, recommended milk formulas are gluten-free,
Children with phenylketonuria, formulas without phenylalanine,
In the case of allergies, it is soy milk formula, they does not contain lactose, for better filing.
When you make a meal out of baby milk adapted always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and be that consistent. When purchasing an artificial milk or water for making it, you should check the production date.
Make sure that the composition of milk includes the following essential ingredients:
Taurine (amino acid), which is involved in the formation of brain tissue, retina, and the adoption of fat digestion, and the formation of immunity,
Lipids – which are also necessary for the formation of brain tissue and retina,
Whey – in mixtures which is based on cow’s milk, it replaces the casein (milk protein), and such a formula is easily digested.
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Thursday, May 12th, 2011
From the first moment the infant is applied to the breast, it must be nursed upon a certain plan. This is necessary to the well-doing of the child, and will contribute essentially to preserve the health of the parent, who will thus be rendered a good nurse, and her duty at the same time will become a pleasure. This implies, however, a careful attention on the part of the mother to her own health; for that of her child is essentially dependent upon it. Healthy, nourishing, and digestible milk can be procured only from a healthy parent; and it is against common sense to expect that, if a mother impairs her health and digestion by improper diet, neglect of exercise, and impure air, she can, nevertheless, provide as wholesome and uncontaminated a fluid for her child, as if she were diligently attentive to these important points. Every instance of indisposition in the nurse is liable to affect the infant. And this leads me to observe, that it is a common mistake to suppose that, because a woman is nursing, she ought therefore to live very fully, and to add an allowance of wine, porter, or other fermented liquor, to her usual diet. The only result of this plan is, to cause an unnatural degree of fulness in the system, which places the nurse on the brink of disease, and which of itself frequently puts a stop to the secretion of the milk, instead of increasing it. The right plan of proceeding is plain enough; only let attention be paid to the ordinary laws of health, and the mother, if she have a sound constitution, will make a better nurse than by any foolish deviation founded on ignorance and caprice. The following case proves the correctness of this statement: A young lady, confined with her first child, left the lying-in room at the expiration of the third week, a good nurse, and in perfect health. She had had some slight trouble with her nipples, but this was soon overcome. The porter system was now commenced, and from a pint to a pint and a half of this beverage was taken in the four and twenty hours. This was resorted to, not because there was any deficiency in the supply of milk, for it was ample, and the infant thriving upon it; but because, having become a nurse, she was told that it was usual and necessary, and that without it her milk and strength would ere long fail. After this plan had been followed for a few days, the mother became drowsy and disposed to sleep in the daytime; and headach, thirst, a hot skin, in fact, fever supervened; the milk diminished in quantity, and, for the first time, the stomach and bowels of the infant became disordered. The porter was ordered to be left off; remedial measures were prescribed; and all symptoms, both in parent and child, were after a while removed, and health restored. Having been accustomed, prior to becoming a mother, to take a glass or two of wine, and occasionally a tumbler of table beer, she was advised to follow precisely her former dietetic plan, but with the addition of half a pint of barley-milk morning and night. Both parent and child continued in excellent health during the remaining period of suckling, and the latter did not taste artificial food until the ninth month, the parent’s milk being all-sufficient for its wants. No one can doubt that the porter was in this case the source of the mischief. The patient had gone into the lying-in-room in full health, had had a good time, and came out from her chamber (comparatively) as strong as she entered it. Her constitution had not been previously worn down by repeated child-bearing and nursing, she had an ample supply of milk, and was fully capable, therefore, of performing the duties which now devolved upon her, without resorting to any unusual stimulant or support. Her previous habits were totally at variance with the plan which was adopted; her system became too full, disease was produced, and the result experienced was nothing more than what might be expected. The plan to be followed for the first six months. Until the breast- milk is fully established, which may not be until the second or third day subsequent to delivery (almost invariably so in a first confinement), the infant must be fed upon a little thin gruel, or upon one third water and two thirds milk, sweetened with loaf sugar. After this time it must obtain its nourishment from the breast alone, and for a week or ten days the appetite of the infant must be the mother’s guide, as to the frequency in offering the breast. The stomach at birth is feeble, and as yet unaccustomed to food; its wants, therefore, are easily satisfied, but they are frequently renewed. An interval, however, sufficient for digesting the little swallowed, is obtained before the appetite again revives, and a fresh supply is demanded. At the expiration of a week or so it is essentially necessary, and with some children this may be done with safety from the first day of suckling, to nurse the infant at regular intervals of three or four hours, day and night. This allows sufficient time for each meal to be digested, and tends to keep the bowels of the child in order. Such regularity, moreover, will do much to obviate fretfulness, and that constant cry, which seems as if it could be allayed only by constantly putting the child to the breast. A young mother very frequently runs into a serious error in this particular, considering every expression of uneasiness as an indication of appetite, and whenever the infant cries offering it the breast, although ten minutes may not have elapsed since its last meal. This is an injurious and even dangerous practice, for, by overloading the stomach, the food remains undigested, the child’s bowels are always out of order, it soon becomes restless and feverish, and is, perhaps, eventually lost; when, by simply attending to the above rules of nursing, the infant might have become healthy and vigorous. For the same reason, the infant that sleeps with its parent must not be allowed to have the nipple remaining in its mouth all night. If nursed as suggested, it will be found to awaken, as the hour for its meal approaches, with great regularity. In reference to night-nursing, I would suggest suckling the babe as late as ten o’clock p. m., and not putting it to the breast again until five o’clock the next morning. Many mothers have adopted this hint, with great advantage to their own health, and without the slightest detriment to that of the child. With the latter it soon becomes a habit; to induce it, however, it must be taught early. The foregoing plan, and without variation, must be pursued to the sixth month. After the sixth month to the time of weaning, if the parent has a large supply of good and nourishing milk, and her child is healthy and evidently flourishing upon it, no change in its diet ought to be made. If otherwise, however, (and this will but too frequently be the case, even before the sixth month) the child may be fed twice in the course of the day, and that kind of food chosen which, after a little trial, is found to agree best. For more visit How Much Should A Newborn Eat or our friends How Much Should My Baby Eat.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Under the assumption that you have already selected a destination, means of transport and possibly travel agency, if you want to use their services, you still need only to choose a hotel.
Here are some tips and guidelines that will help you to select the right hotel:
- Define the class of hotel, ie number of stars that categorized each hotel establishment. Of course this will depend a lot on personal finance so choose it according to your abilities.
- Specify the type of room or apartment. Select, if possible, to have a nice view from the room.
- Ask about hygiene at the hotel, how often they changing the sheets, throw out garbage, and more. Next, learn, is staff friendly and welcoming.
- Consider whether you are more important locations or hotel facilities, or both, and thus also making a selection.
- See on a map where exactly the hotel is. Check on the internet offerings, unless of course has its own web site.
- Ask or with your travel agency or directly at the hotel what is the time to enter and leave the room.
- Find out what kind of security level is at the hotel and is there a safe where you can leave valuables and documents during your stay.
- Find in one of the internet forums, if there are experiences of people who have already stayed in that hotel. Also talk with some friends if they know something about that hotel. Any advice and suggestions are welcome here to get the full picture and to make good choices. You should choose an online hotel directory that gives up-to-date, independent, impartial information that really matters.
Find out about extra charges, special benefits are usually paid. Do not forget to check the local tax and do they charge you to park, how many parking spaces has a hotel, is there a transfer service, what about the phone calls and so on.
Compare prices. A number of hotel centers offer specially designed packages with discounts that offer different services. Do not be attracted just by the price, check what exactly is offered in the package. You can always bump up on the really good packages. The prices are often cheaper during the week than on weekends.
For example, there are special deals that are frequently offered for San Diego hotels, because travelers are looking for accommodations less often in this city than in other areas of California. This means that the lodgings often lower their prices here in the less-frequently visited cities.
Sometimes people make a mistake with the choice of view from the room. Many of them decide for the view at the pool, and although it sounds tempting, often noise coming from the pool knows to spoil the pleasure of a stay in that room. It is always better to have the view at a park or other quiet area.
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Monday, May 9th, 2011
Abrasives are substances that are used for turning (grinding) surface. There are various types of abrasives used for sandblasting, it may be natural and synthetic.
Sand is the most common media for sandblasting, but the sand creates harmful dust clouds. Therefore, the use of protective gear and helmets is mandatory. Synthetic abrasives, such as aluminum oxide and silicon carbide are used today as an adequate replacement. Although silicon carbide is more expensive than other abrasives materials, it is used because it has a high level of purity and has been found to be best for the broadest range of smoothing, cleaning and polishing applications on ferrous and non-ferrous alloys as well as many non-metals, such as glass.
They are used more and metal shavings, grit, sawdust charcoal and glass beads. Unlike sand, which quickly dissipate and disappear, metal and synthetic abrasives are often collected and reused in the process of sandblasting.
Sandblasting by grit was less prevalent method of blasting with quartz sand. This is the only method that is used in all Western European shipyards. Blasting by grit has advantage because of his power that in a short time cause the treated surface to a high quality (SA2.5 – SA3). Compared to sand blasting with quartz sand, sandblasting by grit creates much less dust. Blasting by grit is more expensive of blasting with quartz sand.
Sandblasting quartz sand is the best known and most common method of disposing of deep corrosion. This method of removing corrosion in depth has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantage of quartz sand, is his price, which makes it cheapest of all abrasives used to remove deep corrosion. The lack of quartz sand blasting his inability to short term treatment of the treated surface to a high quality compared to the grit. As another very crucial weakness is a large amount of dust at work.
NOTE: Sandblasting with quartz sand in the Western European countries (The Netherlands), is prohibited by law (Silicosis Law – Sand Blasting Disease).
Sandblasting with soda as a method of surface treatment is used worldwide. As a very soft material, Mohs scale is labeled 3, it is removing only rust from a surface. It is used mainly in the restoration of sensitive materials and the blasting of plastic boats, yachts for removing one by one coat of paint and fine repair parts of a vessel which has affected swelling layers of plastic.
Dry ice blasting is the most modern technologies.
The great advantage of dry ice blasting as a medium is that the work leaves as waste only substrate which was the subject of sand blasting, while he himself, simply evaporate into the atmosphere . Another great advantage of this type is that Blast can be used in all areas, whether open or closed. You need to know that this is completely nonabrasive manner blasting, cleaning.
Dry ice blasting is used to remove surface corrosion, removing grease and baked-on paint in engine rooms, cleaning of electronics, mechanical assemblies, motors, high cabinet, hydraulic and pneumatic lines. It is used for sandblasting and cleaning of all surfaces, those most vulnerable and those of the roughest. Dry ice blasting left behind a fully dry and degreased surface without any additional waste.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011
The prices of gasoline or petrol increase daily, wherever you live in the world. The price of a barrel of oil has quadrupled since the beginning of the millennium. It went from about $20 a barrel to almost $80 in these days.
The Reason to Save Fuel
The resources of fossil energy deplete. Oil has served as the backbone of the modern society. Gas and coal also have plaid an important role, but oil has prevailed. The book “The Final Energy Crisis” forecasts a dramatic development during the next years. They expect that the peak of the oil production will be achieved around the end of this decade and that the production will fall, although the demand will increase further. This means higher energy prices. Another source says that the oil reserves will be exhausted in about 43 years and the reserves of natural gas in about 64 years.
No Easy Going Alternatives at Hand
There is a lot of research going on worldwide in the field of solar power and hydrogen power. They will have to substitute oil, gas, coal and uranium in an intermediate term. Photovoltaic, wind power and power from biomass progress quickly. The process of transformation lasts decades. New solutions need time to step fully into the foot prints of oil.
The Urgent Task to Save Fuel
There is an urgent task to save fuel in order to prolong the use of the remaining fossil energies. Saving fuel is inevitable because the cost for fuel will increase further. There might be days of lower prices, but the general tendency is clear: up, up and up again.
Solutions are demanded in order to make the consumption of fuel affordable. Modern and already proven standards of housing construction show that 60% to 80% of the fuel can be saved.
Solutions for Money Saving Consumption Needed
Saving fuel in the field of traffic and transportation still sticks in the beginning. If the wheels have to turn further, fuel saving becomes highest priority. There are cars coming up with low fuel consumption or even bio-ethanol. Millions of used vehicles still are useful and they are driven for many more years. It makes sense, if there is a solution for used and new cars, trucks, motor-bikes etc. To save fuel also means to save money. Fuel Freedom International propagates such a convenient looking solution. This could be one solution among others, e.g. eco-efficient driving. Everything that helps saving fuel should be tested.
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