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Health 1,305 views Jul 13, 2018
Importance of Teenage Rehab Programs

Technology has both been a boon and a curse in terms of accessibility. We are greatly benefitted from fast health, telecommunication, electricity, transportation and delivery services. However, the curse comes in the form of easy access to illicit substances, narcotics and other morally/physically reprehensible materials. The worst affected by this curse are the parents of adolescents. They have to bear the brunt of the waywardness of their children.

Although addiction does not discriminate on the basis of age, teenagers are still more susceptible to substance abuse than people of other age groups. This is because adolescence is the time of primary and secondary physical, mental and emotional growth. They learn about the world through a new eye. Often, resulting from an enthusiastic experimental spree, a young teen finds a new thrill from substance abuse. Experiments grow into a habit and then addiction. It can happen to anyone anywhere. This is where teenage rehab programs play their role in society. (Information Credit – http://sancawc.co.za)

Addictions can be traced back to simple things like a couple of energy drinks or a few spoons of cold medication. Here is a concise list of common addictions:

1.) Caffeine Abuse

2.) Alcohol abuse

3.) Smoking/Nicotine Use

4.) Illicit drug abuse

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Crystal Meth
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD

5.) Prescription drug abuse

  • Dextromethorphan (Cough Syrup)
  • Vicodin
  • Adderall
  • Steroid Abuse
  • Ativan
  • Xanax
  • Valium

There are more ways to harm you than to help you. The rehabilitation programs aim to change the scenario. The motto behind almost every rehab centre is the same: teaching the teens to abstain from drugs because drugs are not the solution to their problems. They are taught to figure out the underlying problems by adopting a healthy coping mechanism. Here are some key functions and services of a typical rehab centre:

  • Detoxing from alcohol and substance abuse

Detox is necessary for patients who are physically dependant on drugs. Detoxing at home is not advisable as it can be physically painful and even life-threatening.

  • Individual Therapy

The initial counsel is offered by a primary therapist. He plays the vital role in guiding your child through the steps of getting clean. Continuous evaluation and assessment through multiple sessions a week actually helps in building a feeling of trust and reliability. Evidence-based methods such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), along with other techniques are used.

  • Family Therapy

The homely environment is necessary for treatment. Family therapy gives the opportunity to both the parents and their children to understand the dynamics of the current scenario; they are then taught relevant skills to sort out the situation. This accounts for a seamless transition back home after recovery.

  • Academic Support

Getting treated at the cost of academic development is not really a viable option. Therefore, as we keep in mind the academic requirements in mind, the rehab centres coordinate classwork with their home school, provide virtual courses, GED courses, or assist them with credit recovery.

  • Group Therapy

The most important aspect of rehab is making the child understand that he is not alone in his struggles. Group therapy helps the teen to gain perspective on their problems. It helps the teen to learn to cope with the underlying causes and it prevents the teen from relapsing. 

Life is not always a bed of roses; hardly ever so. But substance abuse is never an option.

Everyone deserves love and care, and most importantly, a second chance. As the saying goes “Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever.”



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  • 28 Mar 2016
    Outsourcing data entry services has become an absolute necessity for the growth of any organisation. Many organisations tend to outsource data entry services so as to focus on their core business. Moreover, there is a dearth of manpower in organising the information of companies. So data entry services have become a vital part of many companies.   There are many data entry service providers in the market. Now the question crops up –“Whom to outsource to, and why?”Most data entry service providers give an impression that they are experts in the concerned field, which is actually not the case in reality. So a thorough research should be done before selecting a data entry service provider.   Six main points to be considered before outsourcing a data entry service provider are discussed below:   1. Checking service track record: The service track record of the prospective service provider should be examined before choosing them. You should find out more information about their customer service and help desk support.   2. Finding about special skills and financial health of the provider: It is very important to ask whether the provider has had any previous experience in working in the same domain as you. Try to know about their strengths and weaknesses and any other special skills they might possess. You have to find out the financial health of the prospective provider.   3. Learning about their customers’ satisfaction: You should request the prospective provider to send a list of previous and existing customers. You must try to speak to a few customers that belong to an industry similar to yours, and find out the strengths and weaknesses of the provider. You can ask whether they had faced any problems and how those problems were handled by the provider.   4. Asking about the plan of action:  It is very important to find out how your business account will be managed by the provider. You could ask the service provider whether an account management process will be followed, and whether there will be a dedicated resource for managing your daily tasks and how often you can communicate with that person who would be entrusted with the management. You can request the provider to be able to meet your future account manager and his assistants, if any, before the start of the project.   5. Requesting for quotation: It is advisable to request quotes from 3 to 4 service providers .This will give a clear picture how the prospective provider is advantageous to your company in terms of saving money. It is very essential to find out about hidden costs and whether there will be extra charge for helpdesk services. You must ask how the pricing would vary with changes in your requirements over time. In order to get the total pricing picture, you must compare the final pricing structure with your total cost of ownership.   6. Ask about the security measures: You will be sharing confidential business information with the service provider. So it’s important to find out about the detail information about the security measures taken by the provider.  You can ask the provider about recovery plan if there is any breach of security.
    487 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Outsourcing data entry services has become an absolute necessity for the growth of any organisation. Many organisations tend to outsource data entry services so as to focus on their core business. Moreover, there is a dearth of manpower in organising the information of companies. So data entry services have become a vital part of many companies.   There are many data entry service providers in the market. Now the question crops up –“Whom to outsource to, and why?”Most data entry service providers give an impression that they are experts in the concerned field, which is actually not the case in reality. So a thorough research should be done before selecting a data entry service provider.   Six main points to be considered before outsourcing a data entry service provider are discussed below:   1. Checking service track record: The service track record of the prospective service provider should be examined before choosing them. You should find out more information about their customer service and help desk support.   2. Finding about special skills and financial health of the provider: It is very important to ask whether the provider has had any previous experience in working in the same domain as you. Try to know about their strengths and weaknesses and any other special skills they might possess. You have to find out the financial health of the prospective provider.   3. Learning about their customers’ satisfaction: You should request the prospective provider to send a list of previous and existing customers. You must try to speak to a few customers that belong to an industry similar to yours, and find out the strengths and weaknesses of the provider. You can ask whether they had faced any problems and how those problems were handled by the provider.   4. Asking about the plan of action:  It is very important to find out how your business account will be managed by the provider. You could ask the service provider whether an account management process will be followed, and whether there will be a dedicated resource for managing your daily tasks and how often you can communicate with that person who would be entrusted with the management. You can request the provider to be able to meet your future account manager and his assistants, if any, before the start of the project.   5. Requesting for quotation: It is advisable to request quotes from 3 to 4 service providers .This will give a clear picture how the prospective provider is advantageous to your company in terms of saving money. It is very essential to find out about hidden costs and whether there will be extra charge for helpdesk services. You must ask how the pricing would vary with changes in your requirements over time. In order to get the total pricing picture, you must compare the final pricing structure with your total cost of ownership.   6. Ask about the security measures: You will be sharing confidential business information with the service provider. So it’s important to find out about the detail information about the security measures taken by the provider.  You can ask the provider about recovery plan if there is any breach of security.
    Mar 28, 2016 487
  • 28 Mar 2016
    In thepast few years, there’s been a steadily rising trend of companies from all over the world following the practise of outsourcing data entry and related jobs in the hope of getting compact and fast-paced service. The types of services which are done in such companies are quite varied in nature and encompassed stuff such as data mining, eCommerce, scanning, formatting etc. Lets us see some of the most common services which are offered by the data entry outsourcing companies. The following information is taken from ODES:   Data Mining: Data mining services serve to collect data about customers who could be of great use for the company.  A lot of famed organisations make use of this technology with an aim of arriving at informed and educated business decisions by gathering relevant data and making an analysis of the business trends to emerge in future. Data mining outsourcing is quite popular in several companies.   Online Data Entry:  This refers to the collecting and compiling of data from e-books, e-catalogues, online charts etc.   Recording eCommerce Data:This is yet another function that is executed by the data entry outsourcing firm on behalf of a client who is the owner of an online commerce store. The most frequent kinds of works executed in this relation are: maintaining the database regarding the products or services offered by the e-store or e-chain; improving the layout of database, and numerous other things that are in order.   Scanning Services: Scanning of books and important documents are of supreme importance in the digitised age and era. By scanning various documents, all the paper are transformed into digital images or editable word documents. PDF conversions are also done by most data entry companies. Thus, the cost of paper is saved tremendously.   E-Book Publishing: Publishing electronic books (shortened to e-books) is yet another immensely cost and time saving work that is provided by the outsourcing companies. This, in essence, is the purpose of publishing eBooks to advertise the client company’s achievements, offers and potential. Conversions are done just in the manner of publishing any other kind of e-Book---- editable formatting, PDF conversions and all the other kinds of stuff.   Offline Data Entry This is the manual variety of recording data. This is generally done by writing stuff with hand. Data entry of ledgers, offer packages, subscription lists, offer cards and product registration cards constitute the definition of offline data entry.   Data Capturing: This revolves around extracting the data from scanned documents, or from various sources.   Document Processing: Almost all business institutions require processing of different kinds of important documents such as invoices, liability charts, book-keeping records, insurance records and many more. 
    539 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • In thepast few years, there’s been a steadily rising trend of companies from all over the world following the practise of outsourcing data entry and related jobs in the hope of getting compact and fast-paced service. The types of services which are done in such companies are quite varied in nature and encompassed stuff such as data mining, eCommerce, scanning, formatting etc. Lets us see some of the most common services which are offered by the data entry outsourcing companies. The following information is taken from ODES:   Data Mining: Data mining services serve to collect data about customers who could be of great use for the company.  A lot of famed organisations make use of this technology with an aim of arriving at informed and educated business decisions by gathering relevant data and making an analysis of the business trends to emerge in future. Data mining outsourcing is quite popular in several companies.   Online Data Entry:  This refers to the collecting and compiling of data from e-books, e-catalogues, online charts etc.   Recording eCommerce Data:This is yet another function that is executed by the data entry outsourcing firm on behalf of a client who is the owner of an online commerce store. The most frequent kinds of works executed in this relation are: maintaining the database regarding the products or services offered by the e-store or e-chain; improving the layout of database, and numerous other things that are in order.   Scanning Services: Scanning of books and important documents are of supreme importance in the digitised age and era. By scanning various documents, all the paper are transformed into digital images or editable word documents. PDF conversions are also done by most data entry companies. Thus, the cost of paper is saved tremendously.   E-Book Publishing: Publishing electronic books (shortened to e-books) is yet another immensely cost and time saving work that is provided by the outsourcing companies. This, in essence, is the purpose of publishing eBooks to advertise the client company’s achievements, offers and potential. Conversions are done just in the manner of publishing any other kind of e-Book---- editable formatting, PDF conversions and all the other kinds of stuff.   Offline Data Entry This is the manual variety of recording data. This is generally done by writing stuff with hand. Data entry of ledgers, offer packages, subscription lists, offer cards and product registration cards constitute the definition of offline data entry.   Data Capturing: This revolves around extracting the data from scanned documents, or from various sources.   Document Processing: Almost all business institutions require processing of different kinds of important documents such as invoices, liability charts, book-keeping records, insurance records and many more. 
    Mar 28, 2016 539
  • 21 Mar 2016
    With the right art of negotiating and a few other tricks up one’s sleeve, anyone can obtain the best possible deal on second hand cars in SA. With the rising prices of new cars in the market, more and more people are opting to buy used or second hand cars instead. This has given rise to an array of car dealers who are offering second hand cars for sale in SA. The trick is to find out and select the dealer who can offer you the best deal out of all. Here are some pretty simple steps that anyone can try if they wish to get the most value for their money:   Fix a budgetThe heart might want what it wants in most cases, but do not let your heart rule your head when it comes to buying a car. Most experts are of the opinion that the cost of paying monthly instalments for your car should never exceed about 20% of your monthly income. Hence, it is always advisable that people properly evaluate their monthly expenses as well as their total income and come up with a proper budget for purchasing a car and most importantly, stick to it no matter what. Luxurious, over the top and flashy cars will no doubt be appealing to the senses, but always stand your ground and firmly stick to your pre-determined budget. It would save you a lot of undue expense.   Properly conduct researchBlindly going off into the market without having any prior knowledge about the ongoing market trends and pricings of cars, is not a wise thing to do in today’s age where dealers are more than willing to rip you off at every opportunity that they get. Hence, take the time to go online and find out about the market prices as well as reviews on the car that you wish to buy. Comparing the discounts offered by car dealers in your locality is also a clever way to get an idea about how to get the best deal in your area.   Call-up the car sellerMake a list of all the car sellers who have advertised online regarding deals on second hand cars. After you have done a background check on them, separate the ones with a reliable record and least number of complaints. Personally call up these dealers and enquire about the deals in question. More often than not, these dealers will end up offering a higher discount than was originally mentioned in the ad that you saw online. It is always fruitful to remember that second hand car dealers have a greater freedom of offering discounts than unused car dealers. However, the risks involved in buying second hand cars also tend to be greater than buying new cars, regardless of what deals might be on offer. Hence, make sure to ask plenty of questions pertaining to the specific car model that you want to buy and its history, lest you end up buying an automobile with a questionable past record.
    484 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • With the right art of negotiating and a few other tricks up one’s sleeve, anyone can obtain the best possible deal on second hand cars in SA. With the rising prices of new cars in the market, more and more people are opting to buy used or second hand cars instead. This has given rise to an array of car dealers who are offering second hand cars for sale in SA. The trick is to find out and select the dealer who can offer you the best deal out of all. Here are some pretty simple steps that anyone can try if they wish to get the most value for their money:   Fix a budgetThe heart might want what it wants in most cases, but do not let your heart rule your head when it comes to buying a car. Most experts are of the opinion that the cost of paying monthly instalments for your car should never exceed about 20% of your monthly income. Hence, it is always advisable that people properly evaluate their monthly expenses as well as their total income and come up with a proper budget for purchasing a car and most importantly, stick to it no matter what. Luxurious, over the top and flashy cars will no doubt be appealing to the senses, but always stand your ground and firmly stick to your pre-determined budget. It would save you a lot of undue expense.   Properly conduct researchBlindly going off into the market without having any prior knowledge about the ongoing market trends and pricings of cars, is not a wise thing to do in today’s age where dealers are more than willing to rip you off at every opportunity that they get. Hence, take the time to go online and find out about the market prices as well as reviews on the car that you wish to buy. Comparing the discounts offered by car dealers in your locality is also a clever way to get an idea about how to get the best deal in your area.   Call-up the car sellerMake a list of all the car sellers who have advertised online regarding deals on second hand cars. After you have done a background check on them, separate the ones with a reliable record and least number of complaints. Personally call up these dealers and enquire about the deals in question. More often than not, these dealers will end up offering a higher discount than was originally mentioned in the ad that you saw online. It is always fruitful to remember that second hand car dealers have a greater freedom of offering discounts than unused car dealers. However, the risks involved in buying second hand cars also tend to be greater than buying new cars, regardless of what deals might be on offer. Hence, make sure to ask plenty of questions pertaining to the specific car model that you want to buy and its history, lest you end up buying an automobile with a questionable past record.
    Mar 21, 2016 484
  • 07 Mar 2016
    Working as a veterinarian is the career of choice for a lot of animal lovers. Not only is it a lucrative career profession that is a lot less academically demanding as compared to human medicinal courses, but it’s also extremely emotionally fulfilling as a profession. So, what does it take to become a vet? Below are some useful tips on adapting veterinary medicine as a profession:    Gain experience in the veterinary field: The keyword for a flourishing career in the veterinary field is “experience”. That’s something that matters more than even degrees or education. Gather as much experience as it is possible with animals in your locality, your school compound or the community pet centre. And if you’re an animal lover, then it’d be an added advantage since you’d gain some first-hand exposure with regards to animals and their health matters.   Graduate from high school. You should graduate from school with a specialisation in a science subject, such as biology, physics or chemistry, not to forget maths. If you’re good at science and especially Biology, then you’d have a hunch that medicine is the correct field of choice for you, much in the same manner as the general medical stream for becoming a doctor for humans.   Get a bachelors degree. Attend a college which offers the course which is required to get into a medical or vet college. Or, you can straightaway get into a vet school from high school. If one particular school has a different set of prerequisites from the others, then you should make sure that you have taken all the required courses before enrolling into a veterinary college.   Consider an accelerated path to veterinary school. In case you don’t like to go through the hassles of additional courses before veterinary college, then it’s better to earn a degree or working experience as a veterinary’s associate or deputy, which is somewhat like an apprentice. Once you complete the internship, you’ll be issued a certificate which would enable you to set up your own practise. There are fortunately more than one way to get into vet school.   Work hard on your application to veterinary school. Getting into a veterinary school is very hard. There are far fewer veterinary schools than medical schools. So, you need to make your application stand out! Making your application stand out is not hard! First, you will need to get lots of veterinary experience and animal experience.   Prepare for the financial strain of veterinary school. Like colleges relating to most other disciplines, getting into a Vet College is extremely expensive. But worry not, since that part could be taken care of by the numerous scholarship programmes and student loan provisions existing in the nation of South Africa. Additionally, take up a few part-time jobs if need arises.   Complete veterinary school. It is usually a couple of years before one can earn the coveted DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to widen the acronym). Penn Foster College and Plat College are two of the most accredited and famous vet colleges in Johannesburg, and they allow students to graduate from the college in duration of just over three years, or even lower. The courses which are covered in these colleges range from general anatomy and biochemistry to pharmacology and animal surgery.
    717 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Working as a veterinarian is the career of choice for a lot of animal lovers. Not only is it a lucrative career profession that is a lot less academically demanding as compared to human medicinal courses, but it’s also extremely emotionally fulfilling as a profession. So, what does it take to become a vet? Below are some useful tips on adapting veterinary medicine as a profession:    Gain experience in the veterinary field: The keyword for a flourishing career in the veterinary field is “experience”. That’s something that matters more than even degrees or education. Gather as much experience as it is possible with animals in your locality, your school compound or the community pet centre. And if you’re an animal lover, then it’d be an added advantage since you’d gain some first-hand exposure with regards to animals and their health matters.   Graduate from high school. You should graduate from school with a specialisation in a science subject, such as biology, physics or chemistry, not to forget maths. If you’re good at science and especially Biology, then you’d have a hunch that medicine is the correct field of choice for you, much in the same manner as the general medical stream for becoming a doctor for humans.   Get a bachelors degree. Attend a college which offers the course which is required to get into a medical or vet college. Or, you can straightaway get into a vet school from high school. If one particular school has a different set of prerequisites from the others, then you should make sure that you have taken all the required courses before enrolling into a veterinary college.   Consider an accelerated path to veterinary school. In case you don’t like to go through the hassles of additional courses before veterinary college, then it’s better to earn a degree or working experience as a veterinary’s associate or deputy, which is somewhat like an apprentice. Once you complete the internship, you’ll be issued a certificate which would enable you to set up your own practise. There are fortunately more than one way to get into vet school.   Work hard on your application to veterinary school. Getting into a veterinary school is very hard. There are far fewer veterinary schools than medical schools. So, you need to make your application stand out! Making your application stand out is not hard! First, you will need to get lots of veterinary experience and animal experience.   Prepare for the financial strain of veterinary school. Like colleges relating to most other disciplines, getting into a Vet College is extremely expensive. But worry not, since that part could be taken care of by the numerous scholarship programmes and student loan provisions existing in the nation of South Africa. Additionally, take up a few part-time jobs if need arises.   Complete veterinary school. It is usually a couple of years before one can earn the coveted DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to widen the acronym). Penn Foster College and Plat College are two of the most accredited and famous vet colleges in Johannesburg, and they allow students to graduate from the college in duration of just over three years, or even lower. The courses which are covered in these colleges range from general anatomy and biochemistry to pharmacology and animal surgery.
    Mar 07, 2016 717
  • 24 Feb 2016
    The services of the secretary have existed since time immemorial. Back in the 1960s when she/he had to type out dictations or take notes by pen and paper, to the present cyber era when her/his job responsibilities span a huge range including scheduling meetings, acting as an intercom between clients and the boss, sending important e-mails etc. Corporate secretarial services are frequently outsourced by small, medium as well as big companies all over the world. This is seemingly one of the latest trends that are being followed by every major organisation one could name. Corporate secretarial service is the most important function within an organisation—big or small. The role of a company secretary involves ensuring that the organisation is yielding to the requirements of its administration. Some of the more pronounced tasks of a company secretary (other than those already mentioned) include: the maintenance of statutory books, maintaining a register and record of all the meetings taking place, and the filing and maintaining of yearly reports. Secretarial services are found in Cape Town and all over South Africa.  Before this, only a selection of companies used to outsource the corporate secretarial services, since most companies preferred to keep the functions of secretarial services confined within the boundaries of the company itself. According to their line of thought, keeping this role in-house helped them to have managed the position in a much better manner. As a result, these companies usually used to employ an in-house corporate secretary who was efficient, trustworthy and reliable. In recent times, this practise has seen a change, as the organisations worldwide have realised benefit of outsourcing for their businesses. Majority of companies these days prefer outsourcing corporate secretarial services rather than hiring an in-house professional. Some of the most important jobs of a company secretary include: The filing of annual returns at Companies House. All the other documents that need to be filled include: The filing of annual returns at Companies House. All the other documents that need to be filed include:   Directors’ Report, Auditors’ Report, Comptroller’s Report etc., and financial statements, such as the details of a firm’s assets. The scheduling and arranging of meetings of the directors/managers and the shareholders of the firm. This generally involves issuing proper notices of meetings, the preparation of agenda, the circulation of important papers, recording the decisions taken at a particular meeting etc. A company secretary informs the Companies House about any significant changes in the structure of the company or management, e.g., the appointment or resignation of directors and other key employees. They take great care to establish and maintain the company’s registered office as the address for any formal, official communication from clientele. They ensure that all business stationery is stamped with the name, registration number, official name and address of the firm. All these details need to appear on the company website, emails and other similar places. They ensure the security of a firm’s legal documents.
    476 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • The services of the secretary have existed since time immemorial. Back in the 1960s when she/he had to type out dictations or take notes by pen and paper, to the present cyber era when her/his job responsibilities span a huge range including scheduling meetings, acting as an intercom between clients and the boss, sending important e-mails etc. Corporate secretarial services are frequently outsourced by small, medium as well as big companies all over the world. This is seemingly one of the latest trends that are being followed by every major organisation one could name. Corporate secretarial service is the most important function within an organisation—big or small. The role of a company secretary involves ensuring that the organisation is yielding to the requirements of its administration. Some of the more pronounced tasks of a company secretary (other than those already mentioned) include: the maintenance of statutory books, maintaining a register and record of all the meetings taking place, and the filing and maintaining of yearly reports. Secretarial services are found in Cape Town and all over South Africa.  Before this, only a selection of companies used to outsource the corporate secretarial services, since most companies preferred to keep the functions of secretarial services confined within the boundaries of the company itself. According to their line of thought, keeping this role in-house helped them to have managed the position in a much better manner. As a result, these companies usually used to employ an in-house corporate secretary who was efficient, trustworthy and reliable. In recent times, this practise has seen a change, as the organisations worldwide have realised benefit of outsourcing for their businesses. Majority of companies these days prefer outsourcing corporate secretarial services rather than hiring an in-house professional. Some of the most important jobs of a company secretary include: The filing of annual returns at Companies House. All the other documents that need to be filled include: The filing of annual returns at Companies House. All the other documents that need to be filed include:   Directors’ Report, Auditors’ Report, Comptroller’s Report etc., and financial statements, such as the details of a firm’s assets. The scheduling and arranging of meetings of the directors/managers and the shareholders of the firm. This generally involves issuing proper notices of meetings, the preparation of agenda, the circulation of important papers, recording the decisions taken at a particular meeting etc. A company secretary informs the Companies House about any significant changes in the structure of the company or management, e.g., the appointment or resignation of directors and other key employees. They take great care to establish and maintain the company’s registered office as the address for any formal, official communication from clientele. They ensure that all business stationery is stamped with the name, registration number, official name and address of the firm. All these details need to appear on the company website, emails and other similar places. They ensure the security of a firm’s legal documents.
    Feb 24, 2016 476
  • 24 Feb 2016
    Formwork is the name which is given to either temporary or permanent molds; into which cement or similar materials are poured. In the context of destruction of concrete, the falsework would support the shuttering moulds. It is the formwork which serves as the mould for concrete structural components. It helps to mould the freshly-placed concrete, which in this stage is normally dense (viscous).  The formwork should be already available when you place the necessary steel reinforcements and concrete. It is the proper making of formwork that would decide on the accuracy of size, strength and the surface finish of the components of the concrete mix. Formwork suppliers should be thoroughly researched before you order from them. A formwork is required wherever the monolithic concrete and reinforced concrete structures or structural components are constructed. Some of the examples are: -The solid structures such as foundations or columns - The structures with special functions, such as containers, chimneys, hydraulic structures etc. - The structures to meet great statistical requirements, namely bridges and towers. - The reconstruction of structures and public buildings of irregular arrangement. Usually, every one of the formworks is of provisional nature, and is to be removed after the hardening of the concrete that has been placed. The formwork should not be built as strong as possible, but only as strong as necessary. As a note of caution, you should keep formwork stripping in mind when erecting a formwork. This should be done in order to avoid any unwarranted hassle of work, and to prevent the damage from formwork parts. It’s a good idea to follow some measures such as: not driving in too many nails, using only the exact number of braces and tie wares that are necessary, and carefully considering the board, panel or timber that needs to be stripped first, so as not to risk any danger. The making of formwork should not only require guaranteeing the necessary strength, but also to consider the aspects of economic use of material and easy formwork stripping calls for extensive specialised knowledge of the direction of forces when placing the concrete mix. The improperly made formwork, which could give way or could break when the concrete is placed, results in heavy material damage or, might cause serious damage to the structure. The formwork is the main means of work in the chief molding process of concrete. The structural component that is to be produced needs to be moulded with the projected dimensions with allowances for tolerance-level adjustments. The loads of fresh concrete and of the reinforcement, as well as the temporary load of persons and working tools needs to be safely resisted and carried off to the soil for the purpose of supporting members of the structure. The concrete should be protected against temperatures that are too high or too low, as well as vibrations. The thin mixture of concrete must not be allowed to flow out of the formwork. The concrete component should have a surface finish which meets the required quality after it is stripped.
    535 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Formwork is the name which is given to either temporary or permanent molds; into which cement or similar materials are poured. In the context of destruction of concrete, the falsework would support the shuttering moulds. It is the formwork which serves as the mould for concrete structural components. It helps to mould the freshly-placed concrete, which in this stage is normally dense (viscous).  The formwork should be already available when you place the necessary steel reinforcements and concrete. It is the proper making of formwork that would decide on the accuracy of size, strength and the surface finish of the components of the concrete mix. Formwork suppliers should be thoroughly researched before you order from them. A formwork is required wherever the monolithic concrete and reinforced concrete structures or structural components are constructed. Some of the examples are: -The solid structures such as foundations or columns - The structures with special functions, such as containers, chimneys, hydraulic structures etc. - The structures to meet great statistical requirements, namely bridges and towers. - The reconstruction of structures and public buildings of irregular arrangement. Usually, every one of the formworks is of provisional nature, and is to be removed after the hardening of the concrete that has been placed. The formwork should not be built as strong as possible, but only as strong as necessary. As a note of caution, you should keep formwork stripping in mind when erecting a formwork. This should be done in order to avoid any unwarranted hassle of work, and to prevent the damage from formwork parts. It’s a good idea to follow some measures such as: not driving in too many nails, using only the exact number of braces and tie wares that are necessary, and carefully considering the board, panel or timber that needs to be stripped first, so as not to risk any danger. The making of formwork should not only require guaranteeing the necessary strength, but also to consider the aspects of economic use of material and easy formwork stripping calls for extensive specialised knowledge of the direction of forces when placing the concrete mix. The improperly made formwork, which could give way or could break when the concrete is placed, results in heavy material damage or, might cause serious damage to the structure. The formwork is the main means of work in the chief molding process of concrete. The structural component that is to be produced needs to be moulded with the projected dimensions with allowances for tolerance-level adjustments. The loads of fresh concrete and of the reinforcement, as well as the temporary load of persons and working tools needs to be safely resisted and carried off to the soil for the purpose of supporting members of the structure. The concrete should be protected against temperatures that are too high or too low, as well as vibrations. The thin mixture of concrete must not be allowed to flow out of the formwork. The concrete component should have a surface finish which meets the required quality after it is stripped.
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  • 18 Feb 2016
     A name badge is a tag or sticker which people use to wear around the neck. A name badge displays the name of the wearer. It helps in identifying the person. People working in banks, restaurants and other companies wear name badges. Different types of name badges are available. Some are hand written, while others are generally made of plastic or lightweight metal. Name badges can be attached to clothes with the help of glue or worn with the help of a pin or magnet. Name badges that are made of metal or plastic, can be adhered to different kinds of backings which are generally used to attach to the garment of the wearer. There are various types of name badge backings out there. The list includes locking pins, magnetic backings, military clutch pins, and alligator clips. Name tags or badges with a magnetic backing could be harmful to persons with pacemakers, as the magnet interferes with the person’s normal functioning. The importance of wearing a name badge is discussed below: Good first impression It has been confirmed by social experiments that uniforms and embellishments, including the name badge, have a positive impact upon people. The first impression is sometimes the last impression, so it’s important to make an impressive first impression. “You only get one chance to make a first impression!” An open approach A name badge is actually a form of introduction that you are giving to customers. You are letting people know about the name of your company and you. You are like an extension of the company that you work for and at the same time, wearing a name badge offers a magnitude of professionalism that is expected in customer oriented businesses. Help employees address each other In larger companies, people tend to forget each other’s name, as there are many employees. Wearing a name badge helps people of different departments to remember names. A name badge also provides a sense of responsibility to the employees. If someone behaves rude or does something wrong, their name is out there for everyone to see. Provides office security Name badges help in securing the office. It helps in identifying who belongs to which office, and in this way, keeps outsiders away. This is mainly applicable to companies that deal with valuable gadgets and equipment. Conversation starter Name badges are great conversation starters. The customer knows the name of the employee he is talking to. This also helps in providing better service to the customer. As the customer knows the name of the employee from the very beginning, the employee will be aware of it and try to guide him in every single way. A name badge is a familiar object today. They can be manufactured in a number of ways depending on the demand of clients. They can be delivered using: Stamping Digitally printed with resin coating Screen printing Engraving Name badges are like a constant reminder to the wearer, of their duties and responsibilities towards the company.  There are many companies that supply name badges. Name badge suppliers offer several types of name badges. They can also customise your name tag, if you ask them to.
    430 Posted by AlfieDavies
  •  A name badge is a tag or sticker which people use to wear around the neck. A name badge displays the name of the wearer. It helps in identifying the person. People working in banks, restaurants and other companies wear name badges. Different types of name badges are available. Some are hand written, while others are generally made of plastic or lightweight metal. Name badges can be attached to clothes with the help of glue or worn with the help of a pin or magnet. Name badges that are made of metal or plastic, can be adhered to different kinds of backings which are generally used to attach to the garment of the wearer. There are various types of name badge backings out there. The list includes locking pins, magnetic backings, military clutch pins, and alligator clips. Name tags or badges with a magnetic backing could be harmful to persons with pacemakers, as the magnet interferes with the person’s normal functioning. The importance of wearing a name badge is discussed below: Good first impression It has been confirmed by social experiments that uniforms and embellishments, including the name badge, have a positive impact upon people. The first impression is sometimes the last impression, so it’s important to make an impressive first impression. “You only get one chance to make a first impression!” An open approach A name badge is actually a form of introduction that you are giving to customers. You are letting people know about the name of your company and you. You are like an extension of the company that you work for and at the same time, wearing a name badge offers a magnitude of professionalism that is expected in customer oriented businesses. Help employees address each other In larger companies, people tend to forget each other’s name, as there are many employees. Wearing a name badge helps people of different departments to remember names. A name badge also provides a sense of responsibility to the employees. If someone behaves rude or does something wrong, their name is out there for everyone to see. Provides office security Name badges help in securing the office. It helps in identifying who belongs to which office, and in this way, keeps outsiders away. This is mainly applicable to companies that deal with valuable gadgets and equipment. Conversation starter Name badges are great conversation starters. The customer knows the name of the employee he is talking to. This also helps in providing better service to the customer. As the customer knows the name of the employee from the very beginning, the employee will be aware of it and try to guide him in every single way. A name badge is a familiar object today. They can be manufactured in a number of ways depending on the demand of clients. They can be delivered using: Stamping Digitally printed with resin coating Screen printing Engraving Name badges are like a constant reminder to the wearer, of their duties and responsibilities towards the company.  There are many companies that supply name badges. Name badge suppliers offer several types of name badges. They can also customise your name tag, if you ask them to.
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  • 17 Feb 2016
    Barcode label printing is an art aided by technology. There are many considerations to be kept in mindwhile choosing the perfect barcode label printer, and below are a few instructions regarding that: The method of printing:  If you want quality barcodes, pick one of the three different types of printer technology: direct thermal, thermal transfer, and ink jet. A laser printer, though usable, is not efficient for printing barcode labels in the short run (including single labels) and does not print well on synthetic surfaces. Thermal and inkjet printing, however, is engineered to make it friendly to all surfaces. Below are short notes on the three types of printing: Direct thermal printing Method: This method revolves around printing barcodes by applying strong heat to a pre-coded surface. The heat activates the ink on it and the codes appear. It’s cost-effective since it does not require toners or ribbons. However, the print is not very durable and is highly sensitive to UV light, heat, moisture, smudging, and scratching. Thermal transfer printing Method: By this, the machine applies heat from the printing-head to the thermal transfer ribbon, which is coated with either wax or resin. The heat melts away the coating and channels the image on to the paper. It produces a highly durable image in a full range of rainbow colours. Thermal transfer is expensive compared to direct thermal printing, but it provides more lasting labels for a wider range of applications that can withstand light and other weather and climactic conditions. Ink jet printing Method: This creates an image with the help of tiny dots. Each dot is approx. 50 to 60 microns in diameter, which is to say, thinner than a human hair. The greater the number of dots per inch (dpi), the higher the resolution of the image. Since jets can clog and the ink gets smudged on certain media, it’s usually not the best choice for barcode printing. The Resolution of the Print: A barcode requires being clear so that they can be read. The barcode symbology is comprised of bars of varying widths. The print resolution of a bar can range from 203 dots per inch (dpi), 300 dpi or even 600 dpi for the sake of special applications. The higher the number of dots per inch, the finer the resolution. If the size of the barcodes are large enough, 203 dpi is fine. But in case a thermal barcode label printer is being used to produce high density bar codes, 2D barcodes or fine graphics, then maybe you should consider choosing a higher resolution printer. Maximum size of the label: Various printers handle different sizes of labels. A small printer can normally accommodate labels which are up to four inches in width. If you require a thermal barcode label printer which is capable of producing wider labels, then you might get more use from the larger unit, which can usually take rolls or sheets of labels (that are) several times smaller than the maximum width.
    423 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Barcode label printing is an art aided by technology. There are many considerations to be kept in mindwhile choosing the perfect barcode label printer, and below are a few instructions regarding that: The method of printing:  If you want quality barcodes, pick one of the three different types of printer technology: direct thermal, thermal transfer, and ink jet. A laser printer, though usable, is not efficient for printing barcode labels in the short run (including single labels) and does not print well on synthetic surfaces. Thermal and inkjet printing, however, is engineered to make it friendly to all surfaces. Below are short notes on the three types of printing: Direct thermal printing Method: This method revolves around printing barcodes by applying strong heat to a pre-coded surface. The heat activates the ink on it and the codes appear. It’s cost-effective since it does not require toners or ribbons. However, the print is not very durable and is highly sensitive to UV light, heat, moisture, smudging, and scratching. Thermal transfer printing Method: By this, the machine applies heat from the printing-head to the thermal transfer ribbon, which is coated with either wax or resin. The heat melts away the coating and channels the image on to the paper. It produces a highly durable image in a full range of rainbow colours. Thermal transfer is expensive compared to direct thermal printing, but it provides more lasting labels for a wider range of applications that can withstand light and other weather and climactic conditions. Ink jet printing Method: This creates an image with the help of tiny dots. Each dot is approx. 50 to 60 microns in diameter, which is to say, thinner than a human hair. The greater the number of dots per inch (dpi), the higher the resolution of the image. Since jets can clog and the ink gets smudged on certain media, it’s usually not the best choice for barcode printing. The Resolution of the Print: A barcode requires being clear so that they can be read. The barcode symbology is comprised of bars of varying widths. The print resolution of a bar can range from 203 dots per inch (dpi), 300 dpi or even 600 dpi for the sake of special applications. The higher the number of dots per inch, the finer the resolution. If the size of the barcodes are large enough, 203 dpi is fine. But in case a thermal barcode label printer is being used to produce high density bar codes, 2D barcodes or fine graphics, then maybe you should consider choosing a higher resolution printer. Maximum size of the label: Various printers handle different sizes of labels. A small printer can normally accommodate labels which are up to four inches in width. If you require a thermal barcode label printer which is capable of producing wider labels, then you might get more use from the larger unit, which can usually take rolls or sheets of labels (that are) several times smaller than the maximum width.
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  • 17 Feb 2016
    Pest control is vital to all walks of life. Whether on account of personal health, for agriculture or for industry, getting rid of pests is an absolute necessity. A ‘pest’ is popularly defined as various species of animals (usually insects) which do considerable harm to or pollute our surroundings. Creatures such as flies, fleas, mice, locusts, cockroaches come under the ambit of ‘pest’. Exterminating them is a pre-requisite for maintaining a healthy life and a healthier economy. Pest control appeared first in human societies back in the Neolithic Revolution era, when large numbers of human races began to switch to an agricultural way of life from the traditional pastoralism. With settling down and growing crops for subsistence, the need for saving their plants and produce came up. Against seed-eating birds, mice which gnawed into the roots, locusts which destroyed crops---man needed something to shield his livelihood with. Thus he invented techniques such as crop rotation, companion cropping, selective-breeding of pest-resistant varieties etc. And by the 3rd Millennium BCE, he had come up with the chemical fertiliser. As industrialisation spread through the 18th and 19th centuries, chemical pesticides began to be produced on a much wider scale. In recent times, we have seen a number of innovations, experimentations and re-thinking done in this arena. Concerns about the long-term toxic effect of agricultural chemical pesticides, Governments and farmers have turned to more eco-friendly means of pest control management. Some of these are: BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL: Use of microbial or live animals to control pests such as mosquitoes. The soil bacterium species Bt. israelensis infects the digestive systems of mosquito larvae, and kills them. Fish such as tilapia and carp feed on mosquito eggs and larvae.  Use of pet cats by farmers to devour and control pests such as rats and mice has been there since the beginning of civilisation. MECHANICAL PEST CONTROL: Use of netting over the crop can help to prevent winged pests from descending on it. Putting polythene or collar-like structures around the roots prevent larvae from eating the soil nutrients or roots. Use of carnivorous plants or insect and mice traps, also goes a long way in keeping them from ravaging crops. Immersing of plant parts in hot water to kill off mites and bacteria is also practised in many parts. SOLARISATION OR SOLAR PEST CONTROL: Cover up soils or substrates with transparent polythene for weeks on end during summer. This heats up the soil temperature so much that many harmful microbes and insect larvae are killed. This also helps to considerably disinfect the soil. BREEDING GROUND ELIMINATION: It’s common knowledge by now that preventing the accumulation of fresh water in soil cracks, the breeding of mosquitoes can be prevented. Also the scattering around of garbage and waste with no proper means of disposing, provides ample scope for cockroach, rat and fly infestation. Thus it is an absolute necessity for all communities to have a proper garbage drop-off, collection and disposal system. Also the municipalities of all cities must make sure that roads are not pot-holed. Similarly, sewers should not be left open or uncovered. It’s not for nothing that they say “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. Use of LED spectrums is also known to stop the breeding of certain insects. FIELD BURNING, BAIT POISONING ETC.: This is mainly used on caterpillars that infest mulberry leaves, groundnuts and other crops. Caterpillars are polyphagous creatures, and every female butterfly lays about 1200 eggs, which hatch within four to five days, immediately after which the young creatures start feeding. Once grown up, caterpillars ravage the crop of a single field within a week, leaving behind only stems. The most effective means to control them are: Deep-ploughing of fields just before monsoon season to expose the pupae and kill them with sunlight; making bonfires on the field bunds at night to destroy larvae en masse or use of poisoning by larva pesticides. Apart from caterpillars, field burning is also used to kill off rodents or insects.    Apart from agriculture and agricultural commerce, pest control management systems play a huge part in urbane private lifestyles as well. In order to keep our homes safe from flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches, we frequently order large cans of Hit and Baygon to spray-kill cockroaches and rats, and buy coils and insect-repellent aroma dispensers to keep out mosquitoes. Apart from these home measures, we also employ professional exterminator teams from time to time to hunt down and expel pests. For commercial enterprises, these teams design elaborate pest-ridding schemes, and devise and experiment with ways to implement and maintain them. Emergencies are well-attended to, and most of these units are very effective as well. Still, self-help is the best help when it comes to staying clean, healthy and safe.
    759 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Pest control is vital to all walks of life. Whether on account of personal health, for agriculture or for industry, getting rid of pests is an absolute necessity. A ‘pest’ is popularly defined as various species of animals (usually insects) which do considerable harm to or pollute our surroundings. Creatures such as flies, fleas, mice, locusts, cockroaches come under the ambit of ‘pest’. Exterminating them is a pre-requisite for maintaining a healthy life and a healthier economy. Pest control appeared first in human societies back in the Neolithic Revolution era, when large numbers of human races began to switch to an agricultural way of life from the traditional pastoralism. With settling down and growing crops for subsistence, the need for saving their plants and produce came up. Against seed-eating birds, mice which gnawed into the roots, locusts which destroyed crops---man needed something to shield his livelihood with. Thus he invented techniques such as crop rotation, companion cropping, selective-breeding of pest-resistant varieties etc. And by the 3rd Millennium BCE, he had come up with the chemical fertiliser. As industrialisation spread through the 18th and 19th centuries, chemical pesticides began to be produced on a much wider scale. In recent times, we have seen a number of innovations, experimentations and re-thinking done in this arena. Concerns about the long-term toxic effect of agricultural chemical pesticides, Governments and farmers have turned to more eco-friendly means of pest control management. Some of these are: BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL: Use of microbial or live animals to control pests such as mosquitoes. The soil bacterium species Bt. israelensis infects the digestive systems of mosquito larvae, and kills them. Fish such as tilapia and carp feed on mosquito eggs and larvae.  Use of pet cats by farmers to devour and control pests such as rats and mice has been there since the beginning of civilisation. MECHANICAL PEST CONTROL: Use of netting over the crop can help to prevent winged pests from descending on it. Putting polythene or collar-like structures around the roots prevent larvae from eating the soil nutrients or roots. Use of carnivorous plants or insect and mice traps, also goes a long way in keeping them from ravaging crops. Immersing of plant parts in hot water to kill off mites and bacteria is also practised in many parts. SOLARISATION OR SOLAR PEST CONTROL: Cover up soils or substrates with transparent polythene for weeks on end during summer. This heats up the soil temperature so much that many harmful microbes and insect larvae are killed. This also helps to considerably disinfect the soil. BREEDING GROUND ELIMINATION: It’s common knowledge by now that preventing the accumulation of fresh water in soil cracks, the breeding of mosquitoes can be prevented. Also the scattering around of garbage and waste with no proper means of disposing, provides ample scope for cockroach, rat and fly infestation. Thus it is an absolute necessity for all communities to have a proper garbage drop-off, collection and disposal system. Also the municipalities of all cities must make sure that roads are not pot-holed. Similarly, sewers should not be left open or uncovered. It’s not for nothing that they say “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. Use of LED spectrums is also known to stop the breeding of certain insects. FIELD BURNING, BAIT POISONING ETC.: This is mainly used on caterpillars that infest mulberry leaves, groundnuts and other crops. Caterpillars are polyphagous creatures, and every female butterfly lays about 1200 eggs, which hatch within four to five days, immediately after which the young creatures start feeding. Once grown up, caterpillars ravage the crop of a single field within a week, leaving behind only stems. The most effective means to control them are: Deep-ploughing of fields just before monsoon season to expose the pupae and kill them with sunlight; making bonfires on the field bunds at night to destroy larvae en masse or use of poisoning by larva pesticides. Apart from caterpillars, field burning is also used to kill off rodents or insects.    Apart from agriculture and agricultural commerce, pest control management systems play a huge part in urbane private lifestyles as well. In order to keep our homes safe from flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches, we frequently order large cans of Hit and Baygon to spray-kill cockroaches and rats, and buy coils and insect-repellent aroma dispensers to keep out mosquitoes. Apart from these home measures, we also employ professional exterminator teams from time to time to hunt down and expel pests. For commercial enterprises, these teams design elaborate pest-ridding schemes, and devise and experiment with ways to implement and maintain them. Emergencies are well-attended to, and most of these units are very effective as well. Still, self-help is the best help when it comes to staying clean, healthy and safe.
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  • 17 Feb 2016
    This is the age of outsourcing. Firms often outsource to get the job done by a specialised entity instead of hiring another employee to whom they would have to pay yearly bonuses. In order to cut down the overall costs of a project, the companies hire consultants. Below are the top most reasons as to why companies hire consultants: The specialised and specific expertise:  People usually hire firms who have the skills and expertise which are wanting in their own staff. Sometimes people don’t want additional expenses on their payrolls and that is the reason why they outsource their work to a firm who would do it at a reduced cost.  To identify the problem areas.  It sometimes so happens that a problem is so deep inside of an organisation, that it is nearly impossible to recognise it. Having an external consultant is quite helpful in this regard. A Firm’s internal staff is assisted:  As said in the first point, hiring full-time employees weigh heavily on a firm’s revenue. Aside from having to pay the employee every week, they have to be offered bonuses and perks. In contrast to this, consultants are only a one-time expense. Therefore, even though some business advisory services in South Africa might be really expensive, but affordable when long-term benefits are considered. To be an objective observer:  Apart from observing a company’s problems from an outsider’s perspective, a good consultancy serves to provide an impartial and objective viewpoint, and deliver results without being too worried about what workers in the organisation might think about the results and how they were achieved. To act as a teacher.  Since a consulting professional possesses special skills and has a high concentration of specific knowledge, they are paid to disseminate that knowledge. It’s usually very important for firms to hire someone who is abreast of advances and developments in a specific field, so that information can be passed on in a knowledgeable manner. To do a company's "dirty work”:  Things like staff cuts, programme cuts, pay slashes etc. are the “dirty works” that every company has to carry out from time to time. An impartial outsider observer is of tremendous help, since it helps avoid ugly conflicts inside the client organisation. To bring new life to an organisation:  Consultants are innovative and are a repository of new ideas, which is instrumental in bringing new ‘life’ inside the organisation. To help with a business launch:  In today’s age and time, business development consultants are in extremely high demand by entrepreneurs and visionaries who wish to delegate the groundwork and grunt work to another person in exchange for a price. A consultant is also seen to be of tremendous help in doing a business or company launch, especially if the would-be entrepreneur is a novice.
    415 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • This is the age of outsourcing. Firms often outsource to get the job done by a specialised entity instead of hiring another employee to whom they would have to pay yearly bonuses. In order to cut down the overall costs of a project, the companies hire consultants. Below are the top most reasons as to why companies hire consultants: The specialised and specific expertise:  People usually hire firms who have the skills and expertise which are wanting in their own staff. Sometimes people don’t want additional expenses on their payrolls and that is the reason why they outsource their work to a firm who would do it at a reduced cost.  To identify the problem areas.  It sometimes so happens that a problem is so deep inside of an organisation, that it is nearly impossible to recognise it. Having an external consultant is quite helpful in this regard. A Firm’s internal staff is assisted:  As said in the first point, hiring full-time employees weigh heavily on a firm’s revenue. Aside from having to pay the employee every week, they have to be offered bonuses and perks. In contrast to this, consultants are only a one-time expense. Therefore, even though some business advisory services in South Africa might be really expensive, but affordable when long-term benefits are considered. To be an objective observer:  Apart from observing a company’s problems from an outsider’s perspective, a good consultancy serves to provide an impartial and objective viewpoint, and deliver results without being too worried about what workers in the organisation might think about the results and how they were achieved. To act as a teacher.  Since a consulting professional possesses special skills and has a high concentration of specific knowledge, they are paid to disseminate that knowledge. It’s usually very important for firms to hire someone who is abreast of advances and developments in a specific field, so that information can be passed on in a knowledgeable manner. To do a company's "dirty work”:  Things like staff cuts, programme cuts, pay slashes etc. are the “dirty works” that every company has to carry out from time to time. An impartial outsider observer is of tremendous help, since it helps avoid ugly conflicts inside the client organisation. To bring new life to an organisation:  Consultants are innovative and are a repository of new ideas, which is instrumental in bringing new ‘life’ inside the organisation. To help with a business launch:  In today’s age and time, business development consultants are in extremely high demand by entrepreneurs and visionaries who wish to delegate the groundwork and grunt work to another person in exchange for a price. A consultant is also seen to be of tremendous help in doing a business or company launch, especially if the would-be entrepreneur is a novice.
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    If you are starting a business in the industrial sector, you are going to need furniture. Not just any furniture either, for all intensive purposes it must be industrial modern furniture. You may well be familiar with home furnishings and decor, but perhaps the thought of buying your items from an industrial furniture store leaves you perplexed. Exactly what should you look for in this segment of the furniture world? We will explain all about that right here and now.     Suitable Industrial Furniture   Although of late, it has become popular to use refurbished industrial lab furniture in residential homes, for the most part you are dealing with two separate animals. What is fashionable and useful in your home is drastically different than the requirements for furniture in an industrial facility. In the first place, it must be sturdy and durable. You want furniture that will withstand the everyday bump and grind of the tasks that will be completed on it. Delicate furnishings are definitely not wanted here. Forget furnishings that will crack or warp or break easily; those simply will not do! You need the toughest industrial modern furnishings you can find, period!     Industrial Strength Shelving   The next thing you want to look at is shelving, preferably made out of steel or another suitable material, with plenty of storage capability. More than likely the building you have chosen for your industrial business cannot be expanded. Plus it is highly impractical for you to move to another location. Therefore your shelving has to be able to store all of your tools and supplies, both now and in the future. In other words, the shelving you select must be able to accommodate the growth of your business. Here again, the material you choose must be a reinforced metal of some sort, like steel or copper or even chrome. It has to be able to withstand the weight of whatever you intend to store on it. If it buckles, falls apart, or tips over easily, it is no good. Think before you buy!     The Industrial Furniture Store You Should Choose   It goes without saying that you ought to find a superb industrial furniture store that you can depend on. It should be one you can keep returning to periodically that has what you need in order for your business to function. A brief list of criteria follows below.   Do they have the specific types of furniture you require?             (antique stores will not suffice, it must be an industrial lab furniture manufacturer or distributor) Do they have the quantities of industrial furnishings that you will need? Is the quality of their furnishings appropriate for your business? Will they custom build to suit your environment & needs? Do they have a warranty on their products and materials? Do they have a knowledgeable staff that you can rely on for assistance? Do they deliver, and install in a timely fashion?     More Important Tips for You   Before you arrive at an industrial modern furniture store, do some homework. Make a list of exactly what you need for your business and note the specific materials you want. If necessary, seek the advice of an expert or a mentor who is already in that field. He or she will know exactly what kind of industrial grade furniture you need in order to function properly. Do not necessarily go with the first store you find; instead shop around to ensure you are getting the best quality. The store you ultimately select should, in effect, be your furniture partner for life. After all, you and they will probably be doing business together for a very long time. Therefore, make your choice of industrial lab furniture stores wisely.
    6012 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • 01 Feb 2017
    Investing is a key factor that helps you reach your long term goals. There are some factors that determine your success in investing. Your knowledge about investing, the tools that you want to use during investing, your motivation, your time and most importantly, expert guidance, are some of the factors. If you are new to investing, you need to get the lay of the land first. Before investing, you need to know what stock, investment allocation, bond, ETF and mutual fund are. They are basically different types of investment markets where you can invest. Visit easyMarkets learn centre. In terms of investing money, there are different approaches that investors usually follow during the process of investment. Top five ways to go about it are described below. It is up to you to choose an option that is perfect for you. Do it yourself: If you want to invest money without any expert guidance, you need to execute a lot of things. First you should analyse the market before making a decision according to the right asset allocation. You also need to determine which investments you should buy, and implement the buys and sells. Once you have implemented the buys and sells, you have to monitor the portfolio and manage and rebalance the portfolio according to the prudent repeatable process (make sure that it is tax efficient). Seek the counsel of an advisor who provides you guidance and recommendations: If you prefer this option, the advisor will help you by giving you advice in terms of allocation and specific investments. However, it is up to you whether you will implement the recommended changes to the specific investments and allocations or not. The advisor never monitors or calls you proactively when change occurs. Your advisor and you can both co-manage your investments: In this option, the advisor executes most of the work, ie, analysis, recommendations, investment implementations etc., except the employer retirement accounts, where you make specific changes. The advisor monitors your asset allocation and investments constantly and reports to you frequently about the performance of your portfolio. If any problems arise, they take pro-active steps and contact you to discuss the problem. Money manager who can take your investment decisions: In terms of money managing, you are just an observer who will observe the process and the results of investments, as they invest money (according to the pre-determined plan), monitor your portfolio and take investment decisions on your behalf. You can take advice from a sales professional who earns money when a product is sold to you: As per this approach, the salesperson demands commission for the advice s/he has given to you. In fact, if any issue arises and you need to change investments, they can charge you another commission. These are the top five options for investing your money, from where you can choose one and try the investment process according to that option. Before selecting the perfect investment option for you, make sure it is indeed perfect for you.
    2698 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • 16 Jun 2017
    The best way to scan large documents is to use a large format scanner. The large format scanner is one of the best solutions if you are planning to generate a digital archive.  Some large format architectural printers have built-in scanning facilities. However, you can invest in a large format scanner to make excellent scans. Whether your documents are torn, have thick foamy boards, or have faded colors, no matter how difficult your project is, scanning with a large format scanner ensures accurate and high quality images.   Scanning a standard document is quite easy; the document feeder or the flatbed handle do not create many problems. However, scanning large documents could create a lot of hassles. Whether you want to print blueprints, long certificates, architectural drawings, or banners, a large format scanner is the one stop solution for all your scanning issues. (Information credit: ByColortrac.com)   If you have never used a large format scanner before, here are some simple steps that will ensure a smooth scanning process.   1. Determine the Layout of Your Documents Before getting into the details of how to scan large documents, you must find out about the layout of your documents. Talking about scanning, a large document can mean several things: it can mean a document with large volumes of pages or simply an oversized document. Large documents may include architectural designs, exceptionally wide banners, long certificates and images requiring careful handling.  Irrespective of the type of documents, you must be thoroughly informed about their specifications.   2. Prepare the Documents Before sending your documents over for scanning, you must inspect them.  If there are any torn edges or paper folds, they might create problems while scanning.  Additionally, check if your document is clean or not.  Neat documents are the key to good scanning.   4. Load the Pages into the Feeder Once you have organized your documents into a neat pile, load them into the feeder. Large format scanners mostly involve feed rolls. This is why you should align the edges of your documents before placing them on the feeder. Once you have finished preparing the feeder, there is really nothing much left for you to do.   4. Calibrate Your Scanner Cleaning and calibration are important for a scanner’s optimal performance. Calibration will enhance the accuracy of your scanning. Calibrating your scanner to your monitor is very similar to calibrating your monitor to your printer. You can choose a good program, for instance, Adobe Photoshop, to do your calibration. Some people also buy third-party calibration programs that are readily available in the market. Regardless of what you are using, the process involves these following steps:   Generate a color reference sheet Scan this color reference sheet Make sure you clean up the scanned copy by removing dust and scratches. Analyze your scan either by making visual adjustments or allowing the profiling software to make adjustments.   5. Press Scan Once you have completed all the above steps successfully, you are all set for scanning. Check your set up and hit the scan option. Make sure that you don’t forget to save the file in the appropriate format — pdf, jpg or tiff.   If you have a sizeable scanning project to complete, switch to a large format scanner to get excellent scans. For large document scanning in fields such as construction, architecture, engineering and manufacturing, a large format scanner is extremely helpful. Talking about technicality, large format scanners have high cameras that set them apart from other forms of scanners. The excellent technology of large format scanner ensures hundred percent accuracy of the image.
    2563 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • 13 Apr 2016
    Wedding stationery is one of the most important things that you need to do, organise and buy in preparation of your wedding. Wedding is definitely a big day for you, and you need to let your guests know about your forthcoming big day in advance. The tone of your special day is set by the accessories and your wedding invitation. Also, they firmly establish your taste and style. Try to make it different and special, as it will be the first official message of your wedding that your guests will receive. Start with your wedding stationery, if wedding is important to you.   Make use of the internet In order to plan your wedding, make good use of the internet. You can do all your research online, and also, you can find the stationery items according to your choice. You can find hundreds of websites that offer personalised stationery in Cape Town and all over the world. All you have to do is choose the stationery that matches with your taste. There are a number of brides, who do their wedding research online, in order to know all the latest trends and available products. You can collect ideas from them and ask your wedding stationer to implement them in your wedding stationery. Most wedding stationery companies actually send you a sample of the stationery that you choose, in order to let you know how they will really look.   Personalised stationery  The dream of every bride is to make her wedding perfect and unique. For this, getting customised or personalised wedding stationery is the best thing that you can do. There are many advantages of customising your wedding stationery. One of the main advantages is that you can select the text size, typeface and colour, and also, enter your own wordings. You can personalise your wedding stationery according to the theme of your wedding. Wedding accessories and invitations can be bought in different kinds of styles including contemporary, classic, floral, layered, embossed and religious.   Select a theme Choose stationery that matches with the overall theme of your wedding. You may choose to have floral prints on your stationery items, if you are having a garden wedding. Matching with the theme of the wedding, you can choose accessory items that you can tie in your stationery. For example, hearts, ribbons, rings, white doves and many more. This also applies to the colour of your invitation.   Stationery items There is a large variety of wedding stationery items available in the market. Also, there are a number of companies that provide wedding stationeries. In order to match your wedding invitations, the other stationery accessories you can get are save the date cards, bridal shower invitations, monograms, menus, place cards etc.   Plan ahead Your wedding is the biggest event of your life. So you should plan it properly. Here are some tips to organise your wedding properly:   Double-check the wording in the invitation card, to see that there is no mistake. As soon as the time, date and place of your wedding are fixed, order your invitations. Mail your invitation at least six weeks before the wedding.
    1628 Posted by AlfieDavies

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