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  • 30 Apr 2016
    Duplex stainless steel has a mixed microstructure of austenite and ferrite, the aim is to produce a 50/50 mix. Commercially these alloys may vary in ratio. Duplex stainless steel pipes have twice the strength, when compared to austenitic steels. Duplex steel have better corrosion resistance than austenitic steels.   Duplex stainless steel pipes are slowly becoming popular because of their properties. These pipes are light in weight and have high strength. The duplex steel pipes are corrosion resistant and don’t crack under stress. Duplex stainless steel is cost effective choice as they are corrosion resistant and requires less maintenance.   Stainless steel manufacturers and stainless steel pipe suppliers provide in-house corrosion protection and monitoring services. These manufacturers and suppliers can be searched easily on internet.   Benefits of duplex stainless steel The idea of duplex is to produce a chemical composition with approximately equal mixture of ferrite and austenite. This balance makes duplex stainless steel pipes advantageous in many ways.   The duplex stainless steel has higher strength than most other types available. This property allows the reduction of section thickness. This helps reduce the weight of pipes. Duplex stainless steel pipes are used in construction industry as they are corrosion resistant. They can handle temperature variations and harsh climate.   Duplex stainless steel pipes are resistant to chloride stress corrosion cracking. This makes them fit for use in petrochemical industries. The consequences arising from chloride stress corrosion cracking are costly and catastrophic. This makes use of duplex stainless steel pipes a smart choice as it saves both time and money.   Industries that use fluids and materials during industrial operation, which corrode the pipes, use duplex stainless steel pipes as it can withstand exposure to highly aggressive chemicals and fluids.    Duplex stainless steel pies can be easily welded. Duplex steel can be welded faster than other materials. Fabricating duplex stainless steel pipes is also easy. This property of duplex stainless steel pipes also proves to be cost effective.   The low nickel content makes it more tensile and resistant than those pipes, which have more nickel.   Application of duplex stainless steel pipes Duplex stainless steel pipes can be used in chemical processing industries, as these pipes don’t corrode on exposure to chemicals.   These pipes are also used in petrochemical industries as they can handle fluctuation in temperature and various fluids. Duplex stainless steel pipes are used in oil and gas exploration and refinement industries.   Duplex stainless steel pipes are used in pulp and paper industries. They are also used in mining industries and nuclear plants.   Duplex stainless steel pipes are fit for use in marine and shipping industries, as they do not get damaged by the salty sea water.   Duplex stainless steel pipes are widely used in construction industries because of their strength. These pipes don’t corrode easily. This property makes it apt for use in architectural projects.   Duplex stainless steel pipes have multiple applications as they have many benefits. Duplex stainless steel pipes have properties like strength and corrosion resistance, which make them cost effective. Duplex steel pipes require very less maintenance. These qualities have made duplex stainless steel pipes popular.
    659 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Duplex stainless steel has a mixed microstructure of austenite and ferrite, the aim is to produce a 50/50 mix. Commercially these alloys may vary in ratio. Duplex stainless steel pipes have twice the strength, when compared to austenitic steels. Duplex steel have better corrosion resistance than austenitic steels.   Duplex stainless steel pipes are slowly becoming popular because of their properties. These pipes are light in weight and have high strength. The duplex steel pipes are corrosion resistant and don’t crack under stress. Duplex stainless steel is cost effective choice as they are corrosion resistant and requires less maintenance.   Stainless steel manufacturers and stainless steel pipe suppliers provide in-house corrosion protection and monitoring services. These manufacturers and suppliers can be searched easily on internet.   Benefits of duplex stainless steel The idea of duplex is to produce a chemical composition with approximately equal mixture of ferrite and austenite. This balance makes duplex stainless steel pipes advantageous in many ways.   The duplex stainless steel has higher strength than most other types available. This property allows the reduction of section thickness. This helps reduce the weight of pipes. Duplex stainless steel pipes are used in construction industry as they are corrosion resistant. They can handle temperature variations and harsh climate.   Duplex stainless steel pipes are resistant to chloride stress corrosion cracking. This makes them fit for use in petrochemical industries. The consequences arising from chloride stress corrosion cracking are costly and catastrophic. This makes use of duplex stainless steel pipes a smart choice as it saves both time and money.   Industries that use fluids and materials during industrial operation, which corrode the pipes, use duplex stainless steel pipes as it can withstand exposure to highly aggressive chemicals and fluids.    Duplex stainless steel pies can be easily welded. Duplex steel can be welded faster than other materials. Fabricating duplex stainless steel pipes is also easy. This property of duplex stainless steel pipes also proves to be cost effective.   The low nickel content makes it more tensile and resistant than those pipes, which have more nickel.   Application of duplex stainless steel pipes Duplex stainless steel pipes can be used in chemical processing industries, as these pipes don’t corrode on exposure to chemicals.   These pipes are also used in petrochemical industries as they can handle fluctuation in temperature and various fluids. Duplex stainless steel pipes are used in oil and gas exploration and refinement industries.   Duplex stainless steel pipes are used in pulp and paper industries. They are also used in mining industries and nuclear plants.   Duplex stainless steel pipes are fit for use in marine and shipping industries, as they do not get damaged by the salty sea water.   Duplex stainless steel pipes are widely used in construction industries because of their strength. These pipes don’t corrode easily. This property makes it apt for use in architectural projects.   Duplex stainless steel pipes have multiple applications as they have many benefits. Duplex stainless steel pipes have properties like strength and corrosion resistance, which make them cost effective. Duplex steel pipes require very less maintenance. These qualities have made duplex stainless steel pipes popular.
    Apr 30, 2016 659
  • 20 Apr 2016
    Want to give your home a stylish makeover? Go for hardwood decking. This will not only create a style statement, but also they are so durable that you don’t need to spend a huge amount of money on its maintenance. Different types of hardwood have different colour and character. Decking is also great, if you are planning to spend more time outdoors. This way, you can avoid the expense of building an extension to your home. There is no doubt that installing a hardwood decking is costly, but once you install it, the maintenance cost is very low compared to softwoods. Softwoods require resealing and re-sanding on a regular basis. Some indigenous hardwoods that are most commonly used include jarrah, redwood, cedar, redgum, ironbark, northern mahogany and blackwood. Among the local hardwoods, ironbark and tallowwood are some of the most durable ones. They require very less maintenance, in order to remain durable in a fully exposed location.  (Information credit: Country Woods) Advantages Hardwood decking provides you with a number of benefits. Some of them are described below: Durable The durability of hardwood is one of the major benefits of hardwood decking. Once installed, it will last a lifetime. You don’t need to replace it. Less maintenance Hardwoods require less maintenance, which means, you don’t have to spend a fortune to maintain a hardwood decking. Less prone to scratches Hardwood decking is less likely to scratch or mark. This is definitely another benefit. If you have children in your home, install hardwood decking and save yourself the extra expenses. Maintenance After using the hardwood decking for many years, if you see that there are some scratches here and there, know that it can be sanded down and resealed. You don’t have to replace the whole deck. Increases value This is yet another advantage of having a hardwood decking. Woods have that charm in them, which gives them a sophisticated look. They help in providing a warm and cosy environment. Your guests will also be impressed. Usable outdoor space The amount of usable outdoor space is increased with hardwood decking. It makes the most out of otherwise unused spaces. Timber buying tips If you are buying hardwood timber for your decking, it is suggested that you choose native hardwood timbers. This will not only ensure that the timber is sourced from a sustainable and modern industry, but also the carbon footprint is lessened. Here are some tips to help you buying the right timber for your decking: Try to buy local timber whenever possible Always make sure that the timber you are buying is from an accredited source Try to recycle any unused or old timber from your decking project Deck maintenance In spite of being extremely durable, hardwood decking will still need some attention in terms of periodic maintenance. Cracking, fading and splintering are some of the first signs of deterioration. The main reason behind this is excessive exposure to sun, insect damage, moisture etc. So maintenance of hardwood decking is important.
    618 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Want to give your home a stylish makeover? Go for hardwood decking. This will not only create a style statement, but also they are so durable that you don’t need to spend a huge amount of money on its maintenance. Different types of hardwood have different colour and character. Decking is also great, if you are planning to spend more time outdoors. This way, you can avoid the expense of building an extension to your home. There is no doubt that installing a hardwood decking is costly, but once you install it, the maintenance cost is very low compared to softwoods. Softwoods require resealing and re-sanding on a regular basis. Some indigenous hardwoods that are most commonly used include jarrah, redwood, cedar, redgum, ironbark, northern mahogany and blackwood. Among the local hardwoods, ironbark and tallowwood are some of the most durable ones. They require very less maintenance, in order to remain durable in a fully exposed location.  (Information credit: Country Woods) Advantages Hardwood decking provides you with a number of benefits. Some of them are described below: Durable The durability of hardwood is one of the major benefits of hardwood decking. Once installed, it will last a lifetime. You don’t need to replace it. Less maintenance Hardwoods require less maintenance, which means, you don’t have to spend a fortune to maintain a hardwood decking. Less prone to scratches Hardwood decking is less likely to scratch or mark. This is definitely another benefit. If you have children in your home, install hardwood decking and save yourself the extra expenses. Maintenance After using the hardwood decking for many years, if you see that there are some scratches here and there, know that it can be sanded down and resealed. You don’t have to replace the whole deck. Increases value This is yet another advantage of having a hardwood decking. Woods have that charm in them, which gives them a sophisticated look. They help in providing a warm and cosy environment. Your guests will also be impressed. Usable outdoor space The amount of usable outdoor space is increased with hardwood decking. It makes the most out of otherwise unused spaces. Timber buying tips If you are buying hardwood timber for your decking, it is suggested that you choose native hardwood timbers. This will not only ensure that the timber is sourced from a sustainable and modern industry, but also the carbon footprint is lessened. Here are some tips to help you buying the right timber for your decking: Try to buy local timber whenever possible Always make sure that the timber you are buying is from an accredited source Try to recycle any unused or old timber from your decking project Deck maintenance In spite of being extremely durable, hardwood decking will still need some attention in terms of periodic maintenance. Cracking, fading and splintering are some of the first signs of deterioration. The main reason behind this is excessive exposure to sun, insect damage, moisture etc. So maintenance of hardwood decking is important.
    Apr 20, 2016 618
  • 19 Apr 2016
    It can be a stressful experience if you lose your hair due to chemo, cancer or other medical conditions. However, you can cover your head beautifully using head scarves. In fact, using colourful head scarves have become the trend these days. You can see people using scarves to accessorise in fashion magazines such as Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle and many more. Different styles and fabrics are being used to accessorise and cover your head at the same time. Choosing the right head scarf can be a difficult task, as there are a number of fabrics available in different shapes and sizes. Here is a guide to help you select the right head scarf for cancer patients.  Scarf sizes and shapes  You can find scarves in a number of shapes and sizes. There are countless ways in which you can tie    these scarves. These are available in triangles, squares and rectangles. Square is the most common  type of scarves. If you are a cancer patient, you would definitely want to achieve full head coverage.  If you want your scarf to hang down your back like a ponytail, you can use oversized or oblong  scarves. Different sizes of scarves are discussed below:      Square scarves  Square head scarves are the most popular one. You can style them in various ways. Most women  prefer square head scarves, as they find it more manageable. These scarves are a popular choice  among people, who are experiencing severe hair loss, such as cancer patients. You can tie these  scarves in several different ways and it offers a lot of versatility.  Oblong scarves  Oblong headscarves allow you to tie the scarf in a number of ways, as they provide a generous  amount of material. You can even tie the scarf like a headwrap, in order to get a unique look.  Types of scarves Un-tied scarves Un-tied scarves enable you to get different looks and styles using a single scarf. You can find a number of scarf-tying techniques. There are many websites from where you can get scarf-tying ideas. Also, you can get creative and create your own style statement. When you no longer need chemo treatment, you can use these scarves to accessories it in many other ways.   Pre-tied scarves Go for these scarves, if you want a quick and easy look. They give you the look of a square scarf, which are tied by hand without any hassle. There are some pre-tied scarves that require no tying at all, and the others require tying a simple bow or knot in the back, in order to secure the cap in place. These are great for cancer patients. Patterns and colours Solids Solid colour head scarves are versatile. In order to create a unique look, you can combine or braid them together. Another advantage of having a solid colour scarf is that, you can paint, decorate or embellish and create your own look. Prints Scarves are available in a number of colours and patterns. You can find scarves in stripes, nature scenes, poems, inspirational quotes, paisleys and just about anything you can think of. Be careful while choosing the pattern of a scarf, as it needs to look right while worn on the head. Scarf fabrics Head scarves are available in a number of fabrics. Some of them are discussed below: Silk Head scarves made of silk fabric look luxurious on the head. Silk is durable and breathable, and can be draped beautifully. As it is made of natural fibres, it has the ability to absorb perspiration. Silk scarves that have bows tied on it, are exceptionally pretty. Depending upon the weight of the fabric, it can be worn in all seasons. It must be handled with care, as this fabric is more delicate than the other fabrics. Cotton This fabric is lightweight, comfortable, cool, breathable, durable, absorbs perspiration and also, does not slip. Head scarves made of this fabric can be used in all seasons. Chiffon Head scarves made of chiffon are easy to wash and wear. It is durable, lightweight and dries quickly. You can easily drape a head scarf made of this fabric. Avoid using it in cold weather condition. Wool and cashmere Lighter weight woollen head scarves are great to wear in cold weather. Wool is a breathable and natural fibre, and also, resists moisture. Make sure not to buy scarves that are too thick, as it will look bulky when worn on the head. Viscose and rayon You can nicely drape head scarves that are made of these fabrics. They are very soft. Gone are the days when there were only a few options for cancer scarves and headwear. Today, you can find a variety of head scarves in a number of colours and patterns. All you have to do is narrowing down to one colour or pattern of your choice. So have fun and remember, there is always something for everyone.
    583 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • It can be a stressful experience if you lose your hair due to chemo, cancer or other medical conditions. However, you can cover your head beautifully using head scarves. In fact, using colourful head scarves have become the trend these days. You can see people using scarves to accessorise in fashion magazines such as Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle and many more. Different styles and fabrics are being used to accessorise and cover your head at the same time. Choosing the right head scarf can be a difficult task, as there are a number of fabrics available in different shapes and sizes. Here is a guide to help you select the right head scarf for cancer patients.  Scarf sizes and shapes  You can find scarves in a number of shapes and sizes. There are countless ways in which you can tie    these scarves. These are available in triangles, squares and rectangles. Square is the most common  type of scarves. If you are a cancer patient, you would definitely want to achieve full head coverage.  If you want your scarf to hang down your back like a ponytail, you can use oversized or oblong  scarves. Different sizes of scarves are discussed below:      Square scarves  Square head scarves are the most popular one. You can style them in various ways. Most women  prefer square head scarves, as they find it more manageable. These scarves are a popular choice  among people, who are experiencing severe hair loss, such as cancer patients. You can tie these  scarves in several different ways and it offers a lot of versatility.  Oblong scarves  Oblong headscarves allow you to tie the scarf in a number of ways, as they provide a generous  amount of material. You can even tie the scarf like a headwrap, in order to get a unique look.  Types of scarves Un-tied scarves Un-tied scarves enable you to get different looks and styles using a single scarf. You can find a number of scarf-tying techniques. There are many websites from where you can get scarf-tying ideas. Also, you can get creative and create your own style statement. When you no longer need chemo treatment, you can use these scarves to accessories it in many other ways.   Pre-tied scarves Go for these scarves, if you want a quick and easy look. They give you the look of a square scarf, which are tied by hand without any hassle. There are some pre-tied scarves that require no tying at all, and the others require tying a simple bow or knot in the back, in order to secure the cap in place. These are great for cancer patients. Patterns and colours Solids Solid colour head scarves are versatile. In order to create a unique look, you can combine or braid them together. Another advantage of having a solid colour scarf is that, you can paint, decorate or embellish and create your own look. Prints Scarves are available in a number of colours and patterns. You can find scarves in stripes, nature scenes, poems, inspirational quotes, paisleys and just about anything you can think of. Be careful while choosing the pattern of a scarf, as it needs to look right while worn on the head. Scarf fabrics Head scarves are available in a number of fabrics. Some of them are discussed below: Silk Head scarves made of silk fabric look luxurious on the head. Silk is durable and breathable, and can be draped beautifully. As it is made of natural fibres, it has the ability to absorb perspiration. Silk scarves that have bows tied on it, are exceptionally pretty. Depending upon the weight of the fabric, it can be worn in all seasons. It must be handled with care, as this fabric is more delicate than the other fabrics. Cotton This fabric is lightweight, comfortable, cool, breathable, durable, absorbs perspiration and also, does not slip. Head scarves made of this fabric can be used in all seasons. Chiffon Head scarves made of chiffon are easy to wash and wear. It is durable, lightweight and dries quickly. You can easily drape a head scarf made of this fabric. Avoid using it in cold weather condition. Wool and cashmere Lighter weight woollen head scarves are great to wear in cold weather. Wool is a breathable and natural fibre, and also, resists moisture. Make sure not to buy scarves that are too thick, as it will look bulky when worn on the head. Viscose and rayon You can nicely drape head scarves that are made of these fabrics. They are very soft. Gone are the days when there were only a few options for cancer scarves and headwear. Today, you can find a variety of head scarves in a number of colours and patterns. All you have to do is narrowing down to one colour or pattern of your choice. So have fun and remember, there is always something for everyone.
    Apr 19, 2016 583
  • 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.
    2004 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • 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.
    Apr 13, 2016 2004
  • 13 Apr 2016
    What is graphic design? According to its definition, graphic design means the art of combining text, pictures, symbols and colours in advertising, magazine, social media and books. Graphic design is more than just a visual communication. Ideas and messages are expressed using images, symbol and text through graphic design.   Graphic design is used to create logos, print advertisements, websites, billboards and posters.   Good graphic design: what is it? Graphic designs that express ideas and messages in the most visually appealing manner, is a good graphic design. A good graphic design has space, text, images, colours and symbols used in the best possible manner.   Why are graphic designs important? Graphic designs help in conveying ideas and thoughts in an easy and effective manner. It make the meaning clear to readers or customers without being over detailed and complicated. According to surveys, people accept and understand information better, if the information looks pretty. Therefore, ideas and messages are more accepted by customers and readers through graphic designing.   Graphic designing applies elements like colours, fonts, images etc. to make sure that the important points of idea is conveyed in the best possible way. Graphic designs also help in attracting attention in a highly competitive market. When a brand is being promoted with the help of graphic designs, the personality and image of that brand is established. It also helps to build trust.   An appealing graphic design If simple things are kept in mind, then a graphic design can be more appealing. The first question is, for whom the message or idea of graphic design is made? And, how this goal can be achieved?   If the purpose is to sell a product, then the product should be promoted in such a way, that it attracts customer to buy it. If the purpose is to promote a brand, then its identity, trust building and presentation is to be kept in mind. Also, graphic design should be made in such a way that the target of how the customer or reader should feel, is achieved.   Even if a small element is used in a graphic design, then the whole meaning of it can get lost, and graphic design can appear to be non attractive. Use of good fonts lays an impact on the feel of the graphic design. Sometimes, it makes the customer or reader believe in things, and thus, building trust. Visual clarity, contrast and symmetry help heighten the aesthetic feel of graphic designs.   Graphic designer: choosing right A good graphic designer asks many questions before making designs. This helps him/her to understand what is required and the brand impression. According to that, they can target customers or readers. The graphic designer makes sure that ideas and thoughts are properly discussed.   A good graphic designer always has a portfolio which one can check out before they decide to work with him/her. A good designer makes suggestion to the client. A good graphic designer is accountable.
    598 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • What is graphic design? According to its definition, graphic design means the art of combining text, pictures, symbols and colours in advertising, magazine, social media and books. Graphic design is more than just a visual communication. Ideas and messages are expressed using images, symbol and text through graphic design.   Graphic design is used to create logos, print advertisements, websites, billboards and posters.   Good graphic design: what is it? Graphic designs that express ideas and messages in the most visually appealing manner, is a good graphic design. A good graphic design has space, text, images, colours and symbols used in the best possible manner.   Why are graphic designs important? Graphic designs help in conveying ideas and thoughts in an easy and effective manner. It make the meaning clear to readers or customers without being over detailed and complicated. According to surveys, people accept and understand information better, if the information looks pretty. Therefore, ideas and messages are more accepted by customers and readers through graphic designing.   Graphic designing applies elements like colours, fonts, images etc. to make sure that the important points of idea is conveyed in the best possible way. Graphic designs also help in attracting attention in a highly competitive market. When a brand is being promoted with the help of graphic designs, the personality and image of that brand is established. It also helps to build trust.   An appealing graphic design If simple things are kept in mind, then a graphic design can be more appealing. The first question is, for whom the message or idea of graphic design is made? And, how this goal can be achieved?   If the purpose is to sell a product, then the product should be promoted in such a way, that it attracts customer to buy it. If the purpose is to promote a brand, then its identity, trust building and presentation is to be kept in mind. Also, graphic design should be made in such a way that the target of how the customer or reader should feel, is achieved.   Even if a small element is used in a graphic design, then the whole meaning of it can get lost, and graphic design can appear to be non attractive. Use of good fonts lays an impact on the feel of the graphic design. Sometimes, it makes the customer or reader believe in things, and thus, building trust. Visual clarity, contrast and symmetry help heighten the aesthetic feel of graphic designs.   Graphic designer: choosing right A good graphic designer asks many questions before making designs. This helps him/her to understand what is required and the brand impression. According to that, they can target customers or readers. The graphic designer makes sure that ideas and thoughts are properly discussed.   A good graphic designer always has a portfolio which one can check out before they decide to work with him/her. A good designer makes suggestion to the client. A good graphic designer is accountable.
    Apr 13, 2016 598
  • 31 Mar 2016
    Business attorneys have a lot to do: mediate in inter-firm disputes, see deals through the stormy legal waters, and oversee the legality of the procedures of mergers and takeovers; among a host of other functions. In short, there’s not much a firm can do to stay relevant in the competitive business environment if it is devoid of a legal officer to represent it in courts of law and guide it through the pitfalls and loopholes of the legal apparatus of the country where the firm is operational.   It’s not always that a firm’s owner understands the legal implications of the terms he’s thinking of setting before a potential partner, or a clear understanding of what it would take to get a company innovation patented. So, in these cases and more, the assistance and guidance of a corporate attorney is of paramount importance. One can hire a permanent legal officer or simply go for hiring a contractual lawyerfor a specific time frame. Below are some of the utilities of hiring a commercial lawyer:   Licensing: The issue of getting your own innovations and indigenous methods copyrighted or patented. Without an experienced intellectual property lawyer to instruct you on how to safeguard your intellectual property, you could be facing a huge loss from theft of an idea by a rival company.   Liability Agreements: Every company should have a liability agreement in place to safeguard the interests and reputation of the company. For example, if the firm deals with hazardous work, then a lawyer should be hired to lay down agreements which make sure that the firm is adhering to regulatory guidelines for manufacturing practices. Also an agreement should be drawn up which clearly states that the firm would not be liable for damages suffered by employees under certain circumstances.   Mergers and Takeovers: Sometimes, there are tricky and grey areas in an agreement whereby one company buys out another one, or two corporate chains decide to merge units. In these cases, the agreements are likely to hit a lot of legal hurdles and have loopholes which might hurt the interests of one of the companies. Under these circumstances, it is mandatory to have a lawyer oversee the procedures of agreement. The lawyer should take an active role in laying down the terms and clauses to be followed by the other firm while sealing a deal.   Signing Contracts: Sometimes, a contract would have a lot of things which would be non-beneficial for a company, but they would often be hidden from apparent view in technical babble. As a result, something, that may seem benign to a layman, would be viewed differently by a veteran lawyer who would be able to identify the catch in a problematic agreement and prevent the firm from suffering potential losses.   The ones stated above are only a few examples. But in reality, the scope of work for a corporate lawyer is vast and immeasurable. There’s a profession which is indispensible for maintaining the rule of law in corporate affairs.
    562 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Business attorneys have a lot to do: mediate in inter-firm disputes, see deals through the stormy legal waters, and oversee the legality of the procedures of mergers and takeovers; among a host of other functions. In short, there’s not much a firm can do to stay relevant in the competitive business environment if it is devoid of a legal officer to represent it in courts of law and guide it through the pitfalls and loopholes of the legal apparatus of the country where the firm is operational.   It’s not always that a firm’s owner understands the legal implications of the terms he’s thinking of setting before a potential partner, or a clear understanding of what it would take to get a company innovation patented. So, in these cases and more, the assistance and guidance of a corporate attorney is of paramount importance. One can hire a permanent legal officer or simply go for hiring a contractual lawyerfor a specific time frame. Below are some of the utilities of hiring a commercial lawyer:   Licensing: The issue of getting your own innovations and indigenous methods copyrighted or patented. Without an experienced intellectual property lawyer to instruct you on how to safeguard your intellectual property, you could be facing a huge loss from theft of an idea by a rival company.   Liability Agreements: Every company should have a liability agreement in place to safeguard the interests and reputation of the company. For example, if the firm deals with hazardous work, then a lawyer should be hired to lay down agreements which make sure that the firm is adhering to regulatory guidelines for manufacturing practices. Also an agreement should be drawn up which clearly states that the firm would not be liable for damages suffered by employees under certain circumstances.   Mergers and Takeovers: Sometimes, there are tricky and grey areas in an agreement whereby one company buys out another one, or two corporate chains decide to merge units. In these cases, the agreements are likely to hit a lot of legal hurdles and have loopholes which might hurt the interests of one of the companies. Under these circumstances, it is mandatory to have a lawyer oversee the procedures of agreement. The lawyer should take an active role in laying down the terms and clauses to be followed by the other firm while sealing a deal.   Signing Contracts: Sometimes, a contract would have a lot of things which would be non-beneficial for a company, but they would often be hidden from apparent view in technical babble. As a result, something, that may seem benign to a layman, would be viewed differently by a veteran lawyer who would be able to identify the catch in a problematic agreement and prevent the firm from suffering potential losses.   The ones stated above are only a few examples. But in reality, the scope of work for a corporate lawyer is vast and immeasurable. There’s a profession which is indispensible for maintaining the rule of law in corporate affairs.
    Mar 31, 2016 562
  • 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.
    523 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 523
  • 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. 
    576 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 576
  • 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.
    564 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 564
  • 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.
    832 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 832
  • 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.
    511 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 511
  • 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.
    570 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.
    Feb 24, 2016 570
  • 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.
    454 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.
    Feb 18, 2016 454
  • 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.
    459 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.
    Feb 17, 2016 459
  • 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.
    874 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.
    Feb 17, 2016 874
  • 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.
    449 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.
    Feb 17, 2016 449
  • 17 Feb 2016
    Pharmaceutical laws and regulations are of utmost necessity in any country to prevent unhygienic and dishonest practises in the field of pharmacology and food processing. Time and again, pharmaceutical companies have been charged with illegal activities ranging from inaccurate branding, partial revelation of their manufacturing practices, ingredients and hygiene levels; and muted and partial reporting of safety information in order to misguide authorities. In these circumstances, it’s the primary job of the regulators to keep an eye on the entire bunch of activities which are carried out by pharmaceutical companies. Regulatory requirements for medical devices are present in almost every country of the world. These activities include sales and marketing practices; keep a tab on drug prices, patient/client confidentiality, customer health information, clinical operations, drug safety reports and quality control activities with respect to drug production. Any incident of non-compliance with regulatory guidelines might attract serious penalties, such as remediation programs, product recalls or in extreme cases, license revocation. And the loss is insurmountable for the firms: They lose not only business but also their reputation. And this is where the compliance management system comes in to guide a firm’s employees the correct ways. A Compliance Management system is made up of one or more compliance officers. Below are a few things which a compliance management officer does: Outlines all policies and procedures which relate to compliance. Educates the firm’s staff in consumer protection laws and ethical practice codes enumerated by the authorities of the serving country. Makes a review of the organisation’s consumer interest policies and makes sure that they follow the laws and regulations of the Ministry of Health of the nation the firm is operational in. Makes judgement of issues and liabilities. Draws up proper responses to consumers or patient complaints. Makes a report of compliance activities and submits the periodic audits or review findings to the authorities. Makes recurrent report of these findings to the Board at regular intervals. In case there has been a gap in following the compliance guideline, the compliance officer makes every effort to make correction. Provide proper training to the Board and staff about following compliance guidelines. Participates or heads the firm’s compliance training programme and complies the guidelines for it. Communicates the expectations about compliance clearly to not only the employees and board of the firm, but also to third-party applications. Drawing up a policy sheet with clear and unequivocal instructions.  Health is wealth. Sacrificing the health and well-being of millions is definitely not the way to rake in money. The more organisations that understand this, the sooner the planet would march towards a disease-free future.
    755 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Pharmaceutical laws and regulations are of utmost necessity in any country to prevent unhygienic and dishonest practises in the field of pharmacology and food processing. Time and again, pharmaceutical companies have been charged with illegal activities ranging from inaccurate branding, partial revelation of their manufacturing practices, ingredients and hygiene levels; and muted and partial reporting of safety information in order to misguide authorities. In these circumstances, it’s the primary job of the regulators to keep an eye on the entire bunch of activities which are carried out by pharmaceutical companies. Regulatory requirements for medical devices are present in almost every country of the world. These activities include sales and marketing practices; keep a tab on drug prices, patient/client confidentiality, customer health information, clinical operations, drug safety reports and quality control activities with respect to drug production. Any incident of non-compliance with regulatory guidelines might attract serious penalties, such as remediation programs, product recalls or in extreme cases, license revocation. And the loss is insurmountable for the firms: They lose not only business but also their reputation. And this is where the compliance management system comes in to guide a firm’s employees the correct ways. A Compliance Management system is made up of one or more compliance officers. Below are a few things which a compliance management officer does: Outlines all policies and procedures which relate to compliance. Educates the firm’s staff in consumer protection laws and ethical practice codes enumerated by the authorities of the serving country. Makes a review of the organisation’s consumer interest policies and makes sure that they follow the laws and regulations of the Ministry of Health of the nation the firm is operational in. Makes judgement of issues and liabilities. Draws up proper responses to consumers or patient complaints. Makes a report of compliance activities and submits the periodic audits or review findings to the authorities. Makes recurrent report of these findings to the Board at regular intervals. In case there has been a gap in following the compliance guideline, the compliance officer makes every effort to make correction. Provide proper training to the Board and staff about following compliance guidelines. Participates or heads the firm’s compliance training programme and complies the guidelines for it. Communicates the expectations about compliance clearly to not only the employees and board of the firm, but also to third-party applications. Drawing up a policy sheet with clear and unequivocal instructions.  Health is wealth. Sacrificing the health and well-being of millions is definitely not the way to rake in money. The more organisations that understand this, the sooner the planet would march towards a disease-free future.
    Feb 17, 2016 755
  • 17 Feb 2016
    France, as most folks with a cultural bent of mind would agree, is the cultural capital of Europe, or pretty much the whole world. Much like its schools of art, sculpture and literature, its furniture too carried that distinctly French style of exquisiteness. It has two distinct divisions: This kind of furniture made especially for the city bourgeoisie and Royal Court (especially during the time of Louis was centred in the metropolitan area of Paris), and the other styles were more regionalised or Provincial. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how the Royal Style of French furniture changed or evolved with time. The Baroque style (Louis XIV) The famous post-Renaissance ‘Baroque style’ of French furniture found form and expression under the aegis of Emperor Louis XIV. The characteristics of Baroque style were imposing, courtly, grand and massive. Some of the prominent features of this style were: small, round and oval tables and curved feet. The beds were designed with the main intention of supporting ornately illustrated draperies. The design called "lit a la duchesse" appeared during this time period. Carved and inlaid panels were frequently seen on wardrobes and cabinets. The Rococo style: (Louis XV) The period from 1715-1774 is most commonly known as the ‘Rococo’ period. Under the influence of Madame de Pompadour, the light-hearted and intricate motifs on furniture made an appearance. Contrary to the Baroque style which promoted heavy and formal appearances, the Rococo presented itself as something informal and fun. This was emphasised in its penchant for asymmetry. The style of this period was best expressed in voyeuse chair and the berger en gondola. From a signifier of status, furniture now became a symbol of hospitality and comfort. People now began to prefer reclining in their chairs rather than sit in an upright, erect fashion.   Neoclassical: (Louis XVI) This stage of evolution took place during the reign of the last monarch of the Ancien Regime. Popularly known as the neo-classical period, this period sees the return of the symmetrical designs in French Court and bourgeois furniture. Marking a convergence of Classical Greek and Roman styles, it features geometric solid shapes (cubes, rectangles, cylinders) and its interiors generally display bright colours and good lighting.   The Golden Age and French Country Furniture The 18th century is generally celebrated by historians and the general populace as the ‘Golden Age’ of France. This is a time when furniture featuring in the courts of Paris and Versailles became the leaders in style and form. Eventually, from the courts and elite circles, this style filtered down to the middle-class. In this type of furniture, the cake is taken by a remarkable design, a combination of a table and a sarcophagus-shaped chest executed in marquetry of tortoiseshell and brass, a technique which is popularly known as Boulle work. French country decor is casual, inviting and generally wears a cordial look. It is characterised by: low-gloss and dark colour wood, cabriole legs and simple scalloped carving.
    685 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • France, as most folks with a cultural bent of mind would agree, is the cultural capital of Europe, or pretty much the whole world. Much like its schools of art, sculpture and literature, its furniture too carried that distinctly French style of exquisiteness. It has two distinct divisions: This kind of furniture made especially for the city bourgeoisie and Royal Court (especially during the time of Louis was centred in the metropolitan area of Paris), and the other styles were more regionalised or Provincial. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how the Royal Style of French furniture changed or evolved with time. The Baroque style (Louis XIV) The famous post-Renaissance ‘Baroque style’ of French furniture found form and expression under the aegis of Emperor Louis XIV. The characteristics of Baroque style were imposing, courtly, grand and massive. Some of the prominent features of this style were: small, round and oval tables and curved feet. The beds were designed with the main intention of supporting ornately illustrated draperies. The design called "lit a la duchesse" appeared during this time period. Carved and inlaid panels were frequently seen on wardrobes and cabinets. The Rococo style: (Louis XV) The period from 1715-1774 is most commonly known as the ‘Rococo’ period. Under the influence of Madame de Pompadour, the light-hearted and intricate motifs on furniture made an appearance. Contrary to the Baroque style which promoted heavy and formal appearances, the Rococo presented itself as something informal and fun. This was emphasised in its penchant for asymmetry. The style of this period was best expressed in voyeuse chair and the berger en gondola. From a signifier of status, furniture now became a symbol of hospitality and comfort. People now began to prefer reclining in their chairs rather than sit in an upright, erect fashion.   Neoclassical: (Louis XVI) This stage of evolution took place during the reign of the last monarch of the Ancien Regime. Popularly known as the neo-classical period, this period sees the return of the symmetrical designs in French Court and bourgeois furniture. Marking a convergence of Classical Greek and Roman styles, it features geometric solid shapes (cubes, rectangles, cylinders) and its interiors generally display bright colours and good lighting.   The Golden Age and French Country Furniture The 18th century is generally celebrated by historians and the general populace as the ‘Golden Age’ of France. This is a time when furniture featuring in the courts of Paris and Versailles became the leaders in style and form. Eventually, from the courts and elite circles, this style filtered down to the middle-class. In this type of furniture, the cake is taken by a remarkable design, a combination of a table and a sarcophagus-shaped chest executed in marquetry of tortoiseshell and brass, a technique which is popularly known as Boulle work. French country decor is casual, inviting and generally wears a cordial look. It is characterised by: low-gloss and dark colour wood, cabriole legs and simple scalloped carving.
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  • 17 Feb 2016
    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.
    6558 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • 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.
    Feb 17, 2016 6558
  • 17 Feb 2016
    Modern life is full of stresses of every kind imaginable. There’s the stress of office, of home, spouse, kids, co-workers, bosses...the list goes on. This has sprung into existence various mental, physical and psycho-somatic ailments, such as panic attacks, insomnia, acid reflux etc. Hence, there has been a spurt in the business of psychiatrists and counsellors who offer their services to soothe the frayed nerves. Alongside medical professionals, there exist people such as Life Coaches; people who can dispense tips and advice related to upping the quality of your life and helping to manage your problems effectively. One of the major mental ailments that are a bane for the modern population is depression. Widely known as the silent killer, it could be fatal unless attended to in time. Life coaches, while not trained medical professionals, do provide a lot of help when it comes to milder or medium forms of depression.So what exactly are the symptoms of depression which an offline or online life coaching service would help one get rid of? Let’s see. Helping One to Get Past Overgeneralisation: A life coach helps the afflicted person to get rid of the negative patterns, that have formed in their minds. Negative thought generalisation is something that someone who is depressed will adopt. Negative thinking patterns have the potential of forever keeping the person stuck in a rut of negativity and negative energy.E.g., a person who receives bad treatment from one person for no apparent reason will expect everyone else to treat them as badly. It is important to break this pattern, and that’s what life coaches help with. Filtering Out the ‘Right’: This is yet another major thing that enables the negativity to trap your soul. It makes the depressed person focus on what went ‘wrong’ for him/her, but conveniently overlooks what went ‘right’. This is yet another thought cycle that a life coach can train you to break. Emotional Reasoning: Emotional reasoning is the bane that helps to strengthen the two aforementioned and afore-described trains or lines of thought. Suppose one goes out to a park, accidentally hits a stone and falls down. At that very moment, they see a group of people next to them burst out loud, laughing. This leads the person to conclude that it was their clumsiness which had lead to the people laughing, whereas it might not have been so. Following one incident, the person would keep on applying the same logic everywhere which would make it seem that everyone around him/her is laughing or deriding him/her. Not Enjoying Things That One Previously Used To: A characteristic feature of depression that it prevents people from enjoying what they previously used to. In fact, they are not only trapped in a cesspool of negativity, but all attempts at snatching bits of positivity fail miserably. They feel helpless and lost. The four symptoms described above are the four cardinal features of depression. A Life Coach with the requisite training can help by prescribing methods and advocating practises by which a person could overcome the stat of depression and muster strength to climb up from the pits of hell.
    893 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Modern life is full of stresses of every kind imaginable. There’s the stress of office, of home, spouse, kids, co-workers, bosses...the list goes on. This has sprung into existence various mental, physical and psycho-somatic ailments, such as panic attacks, insomnia, acid reflux etc. Hence, there has been a spurt in the business of psychiatrists and counsellors who offer their services to soothe the frayed nerves. Alongside medical professionals, there exist people such as Life Coaches; people who can dispense tips and advice related to upping the quality of your life and helping to manage your problems effectively. One of the major mental ailments that are a bane for the modern population is depression. Widely known as the silent killer, it could be fatal unless attended to in time. Life coaches, while not trained medical professionals, do provide a lot of help when it comes to milder or medium forms of depression.So what exactly are the symptoms of depression which an offline or online life coaching service would help one get rid of? Let’s see. Helping One to Get Past Overgeneralisation: A life coach helps the afflicted person to get rid of the negative patterns, that have formed in their minds. Negative thought generalisation is something that someone who is depressed will adopt. Negative thinking patterns have the potential of forever keeping the person stuck in a rut of negativity and negative energy.E.g., a person who receives bad treatment from one person for no apparent reason will expect everyone else to treat them as badly. It is important to break this pattern, and that’s what life coaches help with. Filtering Out the ‘Right’: This is yet another major thing that enables the negativity to trap your soul. It makes the depressed person focus on what went ‘wrong’ for him/her, but conveniently overlooks what went ‘right’. This is yet another thought cycle that a life coach can train you to break. Emotional Reasoning: Emotional reasoning is the bane that helps to strengthen the two aforementioned and afore-described trains or lines of thought. Suppose one goes out to a park, accidentally hits a stone and falls down. At that very moment, they see a group of people next to them burst out loud, laughing. This leads the person to conclude that it was their clumsiness which had lead to the people laughing, whereas it might not have been so. Following one incident, the person would keep on applying the same logic everywhere which would make it seem that everyone around him/her is laughing or deriding him/her. Not Enjoying Things That One Previously Used To: A characteristic feature of depression that it prevents people from enjoying what they previously used to. In fact, they are not only trapped in a cesspool of negativity, but all attempts at snatching bits of positivity fail miserably. They feel helpless and lost. The four symptoms described above are the four cardinal features of depression. A Life Coach with the requisite training can help by prescribing methods and advocating practises by which a person could overcome the stat of depression and muster strength to climb up from the pits of hell.
    Feb 17, 2016 893