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Gold vs. Money

  • Posted on December 27, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Gold salesmen will always claim that paper money is worthless. However, we should always be reminded that they are selling something. What they tell their clients are standard sales pitch expected from anyone who is selling something.

One fact is that money is only valuable because it is a medium of exchange. The money in our pockets is exchangeable for precious metal. As long as a service or a good is exchanged for money, a dollar is worth something. Otherwise, it is just a piece of worthless bill in your wallet.

However, since it is a medium of exchange, the idea that money is worthless does not make sense at all. If it is useless, it is implied that every written agreement is useless as well. In fact, money that is involved in most commercial and government transactions does not involve currency. This is the reason why the government cannot just print more money and use it to finance projects and other developments for the country. If this is the case, then all the government needs is a printing press and people won’t have to pay taxes. When you get a loan from a bank, that money is basically created from nothing. For accounting purposes, the bank cuts a check and places the money into your account. There is no cash involved in this transaction. You can pay debts or give someone money without any cash involved. This goes to prove that most business transactions do not involve cash or currency.

The truth is that gold for the past years has been a poor investment as compared to the US dollar. Unlike the Indians and Chinese whose investment on gold has increased by approximately 200%. For the last two and a half years, there has been a massive shift of investment into the US Dollar from gold and other forms of currencies. This means that investors from all parts of the world have high faith in the US economic, political, and financial system. This has made gold a victim of the improvement of the US Dollar.

However, there are at least two reasons why gold is still a good investment. First is the fact that gold has been valued as a form of wealth since the ancient time. It is, therefore, a logical alternative in the event that capitals need to shift from currency. The second is in par with the first reason. It is a fact that throughout history, precious metals have been used to defend wealth from destruction. In other words, gold has maintained its purchasing power for a long period of time.

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Street Art & Urban Art

  • Posted on December 27, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Street Art or Urban Art is a popular way for artists to express themselves in cities around the world.

Street Art is art created in public places, artists will use buildings, walk ways and the city streets as their canvas. Typical Street Art forms include Chalk Art, Stencil Art, Graffiti, Paste-ups and Sticker Art. In some cities Street Art is celebrated (e.g. in Australia: Hosier Lane, Melbourne; Mays Lane, Sydney) while in other places it is treated as an illegal art form punishable by fines and in some cases jail terms.

Urban Art is art that relates to the city and city life. It encompasses Street Art and also includes: Fashion or Wearable Art, Paintings, Cartoons, Illustrations, Sculpture, Body Art, Music, Spoken Word, Poetry, Movement and more. You can find Urban Art in the streets, parks, galleries, office spaces; it can even be the way people speak and dress.

Urban Art has a real cool factor, with images of outstanding works being spread far & wide on the internet. While Urban Art may be temporary on the streets or at an event, images will live on, and in some cases will travel around the world.

The first step is to choose the particular form of Urban Art that youd like to add to your event or marketing activity and well work out how to incorporate and promote your brand. We can produce art on the city streets or in private venues, in minutes or in hours, we can conduct art classes for team-building activities and also develop artworks to be used for marketing purposes, e.g. merchandise or client gifts. Zest can provide you with a complete turnkey solution or we can integrate our skills into your existing plans. Currently our most popular forms of Urban Art include: 3D Chalk Art, Speed Painting, Graffiti and Body Painting.

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Cartoon Medical Scrubs Brighten Everyones Day

  • Posted on December 27, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Once upon a time, medical uniforms consisted of white and nothing but white. While white is a very hygienic and professional, many individuals in the medical industry are choosing to alter the color variances slightly, or in some cases, radically. Cartoon medical scrubs are just one of the ways people with a medical career are choosing to show an individual and unique attitude while in the workplace.

Cartoon medical scrubs are definitely gaining in popularity. Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Care Bears, and many more of our most popular cartoon characters are finding their way onto cartoon medical scrubs around the world.

While cartoon medical scrubs are indeed popular and a great way of displaying uniqueness in the medical industry, there are copious other reasons why a nurse, a doctor, or even a receptionist may choose to wear one of the many types of cartoon medical scrubs available today.

One of the greatest difficulties to a medical professional is often making the patient and the patient’s family feel at ease. Whether the visit is for a long-term illness or simply a visit, the truth of the matter is that patients often feel uncomfortable around medical professionals.

A simply addition of cartoon medical scrubs can add a soothing, friendly, and/or personable attitude to the workplace. Who could feel uncomfortable around the Care Bears? The simple fact is whether the patient is young or only young at heart, cartoon medical scrubs can have a soothing affect on the patient.

Cartoon medical scrubs are not just popular in the medical office where young children are present. In fact, there are cartoon medical scrubs appropriate for every type of specialty within the medical field. Even veterinarian offices have been seen with various types of cartoon medical scrubs in the office.

Adding cartoon medical uniforms to your professional wardrobe is a great way to show you are a person. Often, the “person” gets taken out of personality within the medical industry. With special cartoon medical uniforms, the “person” gets added back into personality. When you add your personality into your career, your patient and you feel better about the day.

Finding the right cartoon medical uniforms or scrubs for you and your workplace is as easy as knowing what is acceptable in your particular medical environment, and of course, knowing what you like and prefer as a person. There are so many types of cartoon character available on medical uniforms or scrubs that finding the one you prefer can be an easy task.

Cartoon medical uniforms or medical scrubs help add the person back into the equation; not just the medical professional but the patient as well. There are so many reasons to add a bit of softness and playfulness to the medical environment that many individuals are choosing to add these uniforms or scrubs to their daily schedule of medical apparel. The benefits start on the outside but work their ways into the hearts of everyone involved.

Ahh, Duet Cuisine Restaurant In Birmingham

  • Posted on December 27, 2017 at 2:59 pm

When it comes to dining out, Birmingham really does have a wide choice of restaurants. It may be the second city, but it’s not second rate when it comes to fine dining. There are Indian, French, Chinese and Italian restaurants in Birmingham. However, as the saying goes you do have the mix of the ‘Good’ the ‘Bad’ and the ‘Ugly’. Birmingham is famous for introducing the Balti to Britain, but with so many Indian restaurants in Birmingham, how do you choose the best from the rest?

Well there are more than a few things to consider. But bottom line, it’s all about three things – the taste, the service and what I call the ‘Ahh’ factor. It’s this Ahh factor that a certain restaurant I know, Duet Cuisine certainly has. I’ll explain later. For now let’s start on the first two factors.

Any Indian restaurant in Birmingham that gets the taste right, is probably half way there. Sensational taste and sensational aromas are what entices punters to part with their cash. Customers can usually spot a top nosh curry from an also ran very easily. They like to see variety. Give them choice. Everyone’s palate is different. Let them mix and match if they want to. Take them on a journey of exploration of taste buds. Leave them with a culinary experience that will last in the memory.

Any Indian restaurant that gets the taste right and the service wrong will lose customers. Modern Brummies are no longer afraid to complain about poor customer service. Service is crucial. We want to be greeted and treated. We want to be served by a waiter that is passionate and knowledgeable about the food on the menu. No-one likes to wait long for food, no matter how busy the restaurant.

Then there’s the Ahh factor. There are some restaurants in Birmingham that have that certain something else that you rarely find elsewhere. For some its the dcor. Somehow a restaurant with a stylish, elegant or historic ambiance seems to set off something that is so hard to capture elsewhere. For other restaurants it’s the location. How about a rooftop restaurant with a unique view of the city. For Duet Cuisine Restaurant it’s the extraordinary cross cultural menu.

Located just on the outskirts of the city centre, Duet Cuisine superbly combines the finest elements of the finest Indian cuisine in Birmingham with all that is good in Italian food in Birmingham. Clientele are free to explore the delights of either menu. However Duet Cuisine is the place to dine where harmonising both worlds on one plate is possible whilst staying true to the identity of each. Duet Cuisine ticks all the right boxes for taste, services and Ahh but in my book it’s the Ahh factor that sets it apart from the rest.

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What Services Do Interior Designers Offer Hiring Professional Designers.

  • Posted on December 27, 2017 at 2:37 pm

The term Interior Design can be defined as the art of decorating the interiors of a building. An interior designer designs the architectural interiors – the provided space including the walls, windows, doors – and selects the fabrics and furnishing material accordingly. This Type of Designer is employed by individuals and business establishments who want to create, or modify the existing space into a relaxed environment for their home or office. Interior Design includes space planning, selection of furnishings, and designing of bespoke furniture, with an eye on the entire structure of the building.

The interior designer therefore converts the given area into a thoroughly functional space with aesthetic beauty. Professional Designers are trained in planning and construction of ideas with creative design skills for the enhancement of the interior elements of the building.

While designing the interiors of a new or existing residence or a commercial building the designer must take into account the client’s requirements along with the environmental conditions. He or she will find vital design solutions from a wide range of products and services available. Professional designer’s duties include the planning and designing of the different layouts by taking into account the different features of the interior space provided, such as the furnishings to be used, furniture needed in the space, and lighting system. Furthermore, the designing skills of a designer can be expressed in the finishing touches they give for the floors, walls and ceilings. Apart from all other technical skills it’s important that the designer should have a good sense of color and shading in selecting the fabrics and furnishings.

The role of the client is also important in interior design as he is the end user of the service provided. The work of the interior designer mainly depends on the co-ordination between himself and the clients. The client will be provided with the detailed assessment and graphical documents of the existing space, as this is important as part of the design process. The client should then be presented with the preliminary ideas for approval.

The areas of activity of the interior designers ranges from low budget buildings to five star hotels, residences, schools, hospitals, theatres, shopping centers, etc. To provide an effective service, the Design professional must be able to combine practical knowledge with creative ability which helps to turn theoretical ideas into successful designs. This type of designer sometimes has to work closely with architects and clients so as to resolve the structure of space and requirements of the customer.

If you are considering hiring an interior designer and you live in the South of the UK in the London please visit the website for this firm of Interior Architectural Designers as you may find their online portfolio of interest. The site also contains useful articles on interior design which may be of interest to you if you are considering hiring a professional designer.

Tips In Looking For A Local Orlando DJ Service

  • Posted on December 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm

The things that you need to consider when hiring an Orlando DJ are the following. First is the professional background of the service provider. You want to know if the professional that you will hire for the service is a competent one. You want to know if he is experienced.

There are more other things that you want to know or check with the disc jockey. You want to know if he is a professional in the service. There are information on the internet that you will find that could help you know the disc jockey more professionally. Find out if the disc jockey is having regular gigs on a radio.

As you immerse yourself into the service, you will become a professional in no time sooner. Inquire from your local municipality if you need to secure a license in order to do a show or render the service to the public in exchange for some money. You can also search the internet for the website of the small business administration of your local area.

After the expiry date, the disc jockey cannot anymore continue to provide service to his clients without this so called business license. Renewing said license entails some requirements. You need to complete the requirements before you can be granted again with the license.

You will be assessed by local authorities. If they find you fit enough to render the service, then a new business license is issued. When it comes to professional license, there are gray areas. If you will be disc jockeying in the radio, a licensed operator suffices the requirement. The operator of the radio disc jockeying service must have the license.

You have to keep the shows in minimal quantity or else you are going to need a small business license for it. It would be better if you choose to get a small business license for it. There are advantages and privileges. You can save on taxes if you get a business license for your mobile disc jockey service.

If you choose not toScience Articles, then make sure that your earnings of the service and pay your taxes properly. People can also give recommendations to others who need a certain service. Look for people who you think can help you in finding one. This is also one way of getting feedback.

People who recommend a professional service provider can give comments on the professional background of the disc jockey. People will not recommend certain services if they know nothing about it. They must have tried the service and was satisfied with the provider.

You also have tools that you can use in writing the comments. Use these tools in editing and publishing your comments. Talk to several disc jockeys. It is nice to be able to help local performers in your area. Besides it is also easier for you to check the background of the professional if you use a local Orlando DJ. Check the experience of the professional.

Discussing Applied Ip Technology Cctv Cameras

  • Posted on December 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm

In the world of security surveillance systems, IP cameras are advanced CCTV cameras that use Internet Protocol to transmit video data over the Ethernet. .IP camera systems employ two technologies: digitalization of the picture and broadcasting the digital data. On a daily basis we experience both technologies, the digitalization we see on our digital camera especially when we take short video and the broadcasting of digital data we see when we send those movies to our friend through email another online transfer protocol.

Analog surveillance cameras have been in use for many years and still dominate the market but switching over to digital is the continuing trend in the industry. When you see a surveillance camera installation apparatus it’s hard to tell if it is an IP or analog camera – the difference is inside the camera.

IP cameras have onboard processors and web server software. An IP camera installation unit can be connected directly to existing home office networks. Images can be viewed and cameras managed from anywhere via a web browser, plus any hard disk on the network can be set up to record the video output. It sounds cheaper, but it is not; there is more hardware inside the camera and therefore it is more expensive.

A person who wants to have more details or that needs only one camera. A individual who wants remotely monitors his employees or his nanny and don’t need to record. It could be a private system that only connected over the LAN.

Another significant technology called Video Servers, allow existing CCTV installations to gain the benefit of Network Video, while protecting investments in analog cameras. Video Servers connect to IP Networks and convert the signal from analog cameras to digital format. Like Network Cameras, Video Servers contain onboard processors and web server software that makes each camera IP addressable. Essentially, Video Servers turn CCTV cameras into IP Network Cameras. With IP cameras you get much more details and quality. For additional information about IP cameras and security camera installation, please visit to learn more.

Tamron 28-200 Review – Excellent Budget Super Zoom Lens For Full Frame Dslr

  • Posted on December 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm

This is my old and beloved super zoom lens which I have used for many years and here I will be writing the Tamron 28-200 review.

I used it with my film camera often in the past. Recently, I just tested the Canon version of this lens using my Canon 5D Mark II full frame DSLR. The Tamron 28-200mm is also available for Sony, Pentax, and Nikon mounts.

The lens is riding on the popularity of the full frame DSLR cameras. As I find the focal length awkward when shooting with a cropped sensor camera, I seldom use this combination.

The 28mm wide angle focal length will not be wide enough when tested with at cropped sensor DSLR camera.

On the telephoto side, the 200mm will turn to be a 300mm when used with a cropped sensor DSLR camera, which makes this lens a fantastic budget telephoto lens.

The inexpensive and light lens feels just right when used on Canon 5D Mark II. It is sharp and convenient to use as a travel or general purpose lens for all level of photographers.

I will certainly recommend this lens to all photographers who use a full frame camera and is looking for a great super zoom, but do not want to break the bank for it. Currently this is the best value for money for a super zoom lens in the market.

The autofocus is fast and accurate. Surprisingly it is not noisy at all, unlike other Tamron budget lenses.

However, due to its small aperture at the extreme end, I often had to switch to manual mode in low light to prevent focus hunting. You can also switch to manual focus to prevent this.

My lab and field review showed that the sharpness in the center and border sharpness are both excellent. The images I got from this lens are very sharp and contrasty at the same time.

During further Tamron 28-200mm review, I found that there is very small to negligible barrel distortion and chromatic aberration. This will not be an issue since you can fix this issue easily during post processing with any software.
I’d recommend this lens for traveling or general purpose photography. This would be a great lens to have when you do not want to carry heavy lens on your trip.

However, I would not recommend this lens for professional work due to its small aperture at the telephoto end.

Laminate Flooring Fremantle And Carpet Store Experts

  • Posted on December 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

Fremantle Laminate Flooring in Perth 6160 Western Australia

How to find Fremantle Bamboo Flooring and Carpet Store

1.)Check to make sure that they have a contractors license.
2.)Get two or more references.
3.)Ask how long they have been in business.
4.)Get at least one other bid for the job to make sure they are not ripping you off.
5.)Get flat rate estimates so you know the total you will pay beforehand.

What is Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring has the advantages that it is durable, as compared with carpet, and attractive, at a lower cost as compared to natural floor materials.
The Laminate is fused together multi-layer synthetic flooring product using a lamination process (hence the name). Laminate flooring simulates wood and even stone in some cases, with a photographic finish layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials.
Laminate floors are reasonably for the do-it-yourself homeowner to install. For best results and warranty may be preferred to use a professional installer.
Laminate flooring are packaged as a number of tongue and groove planks – these can be clicked into one another. Installed laminate floors typically “float” over the sub-floor on top of a foam/film underlayment, which provides moisture and sound-reducing properties. A small (1-10mm) gap is required between the flooring and any immovable object such as walls, this allows the flooring to expand without being obstructed.
Skirting boards provide a tidy finish to the installation of the laminate.
It is important to keep laminate clean, as dust, dirt and sand particles may scratch the decorative surface over time in high-traffic areas. It is also important to keep laminate relatively dry, since sitting water/moisture can cause the planks to swell, warp, etc, though some brands are equipped with water-resistant coatings. Water spills aren’t a problem if they’re wiped up quickly, and not allowed to sit for a prolonged period of time.
Adhesive felt pads are often placed on the feet of furniture on laminate floors to prevent scratching.
For more information on selecting the expert tradesmen to supply and install the Laminate Flooring check out the free guide PerthCarpets dot com for all your Perth Laminated Flooring needs.


The Importance Of Wearing Chef Uniforms

  • Posted on December 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

Working as a chef can be a demanding and tiring career as you may have to do long shifts or split shifts, generally working late and always keeping to the highest standards of hygiene. If an inspector comes into the kitchen, one of the most important things is that the chefs are wearing their uniforms.

Generally, a chef will wear a complete uniform consisting of the following components:
Brilliant white tunic the whiter the better as this shows better hygiene and that they are not wiping their hands onto their uniform. Usually, much like with the difference between blouses and shirts, men will button up on the right whilst women button to the left.
Chequered trousers unlike the tunic, these are permitted to get dirtier and thanks to the camouflaged design, such marks and stains are much harder to see.
Chefs hat traditionally called a toque, this not only denotes the rank of the chef (often, the higher it is, the higher rank the chef holds) but prevents any hairs falling into the food, much like a hairnet, but far less embarrassing to wear!
A darker apron like the trousers, this generally will appear dirtier as this will be used to shield the tunic from any food splash, sauce or spillages.
Pumps whilst footwear is generally a more flexible option for the chef, it is recommended that non-slip comfortable shoes are worn. Ideally, these are smart pumps that have good grip, so as to avoid any falls on any spilled food, grease or water.

A typical tunic will be made of thick cotton, to protect the wearer from the heat of the stove or if any boiling liquids splash onto the chef. The buttons are made of the same cotton material, as plastic would melt and metal could heat and burn skin.

The tradition of wearing a chef uniform is believed to date back to a French chef, Marie-Antoine Careme, who also developed the concept of haute cuisine, whilst Escoffier brought the idea with him to London, where it was quickly popularised.

In recent years, alternative colours have been used, such as black, though this is typically only seen on television where it is meant to denote authority or a dark edge, such as with foulmouthed chef, Gordon Ramsay.

Chef uniforms are particularly important in helping to show expertise and high standards of the kitchen, and you will find that any truly devoted chef feels empowered and performs best in their uniform.