Knowing Your Assignment

We are all created for greatness. When we come into this world, God had already put everything in us to make us succeed in our areas of calling. All you need to discover is what God wanted you to do and you will be on the road to discovering the hidden giant in you. Child of God, you do not need money to prosper. You do not need to know the great men of this earth. All you need is an assignment from God. You already have it so don’t even bother praying for God to give you one.

Start praying for God to reveal to you what he sent you to accomplish in this earth. You might not believe it but there is something that only you can do it to God’s satisfaction. If you fail to know your assignment, its not only your life that will never be fulfilled but those who you were supposed to affect positively too. God will demand from you why you failed in your area of calling. You must understand that whatever God wanted you to achieve was not really for you but so that you can help another person achieve his destiny.

If you need money, its all in your assignment. Prosperity and greatness can all be found in the area God has designed for you. This area is unique to you and no one can ever get it as right as you do. Even if they trying copying you word for word. Note that your purpose does not necessarily have to be preaching. You might be called to be a business man, an architect or a lawyer. Whatever it is, it must touch and change people’s lives. Discover yours today and enjoy total fulfillment.…

Budgeting of Wind Energy

In all forms of business you have annual budgeting processes that predict or restrict the amount of money the firm is willing or able to invest or spend in a given year.  The budget processes start by analyzing the amount spent and earned from the previous year.  You can then use market rates, factors or predictions to make an estimation of earnings for the upcoming year.  Once you have your predicted earning you can reduce the cost of overhead, labor, etc to get the expected profit.  Once profit is determined you can then make a decision on the amount you are willing to reinvest back into the company for things such as new factories, stores, etc.  This type of annual budgeting is considered short-run since it looks at a single year’s production.  You could also make an analysis which would attempt to project budgets five to ten years down the line.  This would be considered long-run budgeting and is a key feature of a company’s strategic planning process.

Different forms of business prefer different budgeting strategies and their preferences can shift depending on how the market is doing.  The companies budgeting can also be focused on short-run for some aspects of the business and long-run for other aspects at the same time.  In this example I will show how the renewable energy market, particularly wind energy, has shifted their budgeting strategies over the recession.

In the early 2000’s wind energy was an up and coming market.  Other markets were doing really well so there were lots of investors that were interested in developing renewable energies to take advantage of the tax credits that came from selling the green power.  The mentality of wind energy companies was to increase construction because they wanted to build as many megawatts as possible.  They didn’t focus on locking down power purchase agreements that would affect the long-run production of the wind farms and were willing to go merchant, which meant selling the power back to the grid at a variable rate.  The rates were constantly rising so the companies figured they were better off with merchant power because locking in a fixed rate wasn’t as profitable.  This was a very short-run budgeting decision as it focused on increasing production for the given year and not the affects of variable prices of the power being sold.  However, the amount of companies that produced wind turbines to sell to the wind energy companies was few and far between.  This meant the demand of wind turbines was much higher than the supply.  Wind turbine manufacturing companies such as GE and Gamesa did not have the production capabilities to supply the demand so they needed to produce new facilities.  However, the manufacturing companies did not run the same short-run budgeting as the energy companies so they weren’t willing to build new facilities without turbine supply agreements.  This forced wind energy companies to look into long-run budgeting for this aspect and sign long term agreements.  That is the first …

How to Keep Your Dog from Digging Under the Fence

It’s a problem that makes you want to pull your hair out. You spend so much time manicuring your lawn, taking the time to mow and water it.

You put forth all this effort just to find out that your dog has been digging under the fence the moment you let your gaze drop from him.

Having a dog that digs under the fence or around the lawn in general is a common problem that makes dog owners go wild with frustration. I should know. I’ve been there myself many times before.

The question runs through your mind every time you glance over a new hole in your yard or near the fence…

“How do i stop my dog from digging?”

It’s an expensive problem as well. If you care about your lawn, you probably take the time to repair some of the digging damage. Not long after, you discover your little buddy has torn up a new hole for his amusement.

Here, I’ll be showing you how you how to stop a dog from digging out and give you some peace of mind.

Afterall, you can’t be expected to watch your dog 24 hours of every single day.

Obviously, you will eventually need to take a shower, cook dinner, put your baby to bed or do some other task that requires your own personal time. So these tips will show you dog training to stop digging behavior as well as build trust between you and your pet.

Why Your Dog Is Digging

There are many reasons your dog is digging under the fence. Firstly, let’s be honest. He’s a dog and just doesn’t know any better. But there are 3 fundamental reasons for his digging.

Once you know the root cause of his digging obsession, you can take the right steps to stop your dog from digging out your lawn.

Here, I’ll be showing you the corresponding training response to the associated root cause of your dog digging under the fence.

  1. Escape

Your dog may have the urge to escape in order to get to something, explore or go somewhere in his field of vision.

It’s a very common scenario.

The biggest hint that your dog is digging to escape is when he digs along the fence line or under the fence.

Here are Some Recommendations…

Install Chickenwire:
Lining the bottom of the fench with chicken wire that lays about 2 feet from the fence line will stop his digging in no time.

Your dog will be deterred by the feeling of the chicken wire on his paws and stop before any damage is done. Initially setting this up will take a few hours, but think of all the time you’ll save on future groundskeeping.

Ensure that the sharp edges of the wire are facing the opposite side of the fence. Your dog won’t hurt himself on the other side so lay it carefully.

Bury Rocks Along the Baseline:
If setting up a chickenwire barrier sounds like too …

Restaurant Career

Studies on the United States’ restaurant and food services sector have shown that the industry is one of the fastest growing, with the number of food managers touted to rise by around 45,000 annually starting the year 2014.

In fact, data from the National Restaurant Association attest to the fact that plenty of job opportunities are available for people both from within and outside the industry. It is for this reason that more and more people are getting interested and increasing their investment on restaurant and food services training and education.

What the Industry is About

The foodservice and restaurant sector covers areas such as catering, casual family diners, fine dining, chef-owned bistros, resorts and casinos, motels and hotels, cruise ships, fast food chains, theme parks, schools, company cafeterias, hospitals and just about wherever the preparation and selling of foodstuff is present.

To date, there are about twelve million jobs in this sector alone. It is one of the most widespread because food is a basic necessity. That’s why many entrepreneurs say you can never go wrong when you enter the food business. Food services exist in every city, state and country, from the most metropolitan of environments to the most quait and far-flung locations. Due to such, employment opportunities in the restaurant industry is always high.

A career in the restaurant and foodservices industry does not mean simply asking the customer if he wants a side of coleslaw to go with his chicken. It is more than that. You will also have to hone your people skills in order to properly interact with the customer, as well as practice stellar hygiene and good grooming. A restaurant that does not demand so from its employees is no good.

In fact, even without the restaurant owner telling you how to conduct yourself on the job, it is your personal responsibility to make sure that customers all satisfied, happy and very much keen on coming back.

What Sort of Training Do You Need?

Most hole in the wall restaurants start from scratch. That is, without the formal education and training to set up and operate such a business. Some of the older and pioneering institutions began from owners’ very own kitchens, without so much as a bachelor’s degree to their names and, still, their restaurants continue to grow and thrive with the times.

However, the industry is growing at around 12% each year and the demands of the customer are getting more and more cosmopolitan. While zero training can be offset by pure dedication and interest in the restaurant and foodservices business, there also are strong arguments in favor of acquiring the right education and formal training needed for the job.

Education is useful given the changing times. With globalization at an all-time high, it is important for those engaged in the food business to keep themselves up to date and knowledgeable with the latest trends. With travel and communications booming at an alarming rate, the restaurant sector has the responsibility to …

The Good and Bad About Microdermabrasion Treatments and Laser Resurfacing

The two most popular anti aging skin products for the two most common problems people want to get rid of, facial Blemishes and wrinkles, are Laser resurfacing and Microdermabrasion Treatments.We’ve all tried method after method to get a younger, fresher, blemish free skin. But these treatments can only work if the skin is only a tad bit damaged. But, for skin that has suffered prolonged exposure to pollution, the ageing process and heavy makeup, Cosmetic Skin care treatments are the only solution.

Microdermabrasion treatments:
This treatment consists of tiny crystals being sprayed against the top layer of the skin from a wand type instrument with a vacuum to suck away all the debris. Basically sand blasting your face on a extremely scaled level. Wich in turn removes the dead layer of skin to reveal a new, tight, fresh young layer of skin.
The procedure is SUPER FAST, it takes less than an hour and your on your way home. More then one sitting may be required, with each costing on average $200.
Pros and Cons:

  • Acnes, black spots and crow’s feet, completely removed.
  • No side effects like redness or swelling.
  • No aftercare.
  • The only bad thing about this treatment is that sometimes, you may end up haveing multiple sittings without getting desired results. In turn costing you more money.

Facial laser resurfacing:

Facial laser resurfacing treatment is also called ‘Laser Vaporisation’ and ‘Laser Peeling’ is performed to remove facial blemishes. It uses concentrated light energy, which is a laser beam to help in removing the top layer of dead skin to reveal a fresh and untouched layer of skin.

The proces only takes one to two hours. But has an extensive recovery and care post treatment. On average the cost of this treatment is around $2000.

Pros and Cons:

  • This treatment is very precise process and rarely ever do things go wrong. The laser beam uses low heat, which causes reduced damage to the skin.
  • The wrinkles on the forehead, under eye wrinkles and laugh lines even crow’s feet will be extremely reduced. Warts,laser stretch mark removal, scars, birth marks will be considerably removed.
  • This treatment will last between 1 — 5 years.
  • The best thing about this treatment is that it has a short recovery period. The recovery is only a couple of weeks.
  • The cons of this treatment are a swollen face and sensitive skin, maybe itching for a few days.
  • In some cases, patients may have scars or infection if not properly taken care of post treatment.

Speak with a dermatologist to decide if Laser Resurfacing or Microdermabrasion Treatments is the best route for you to take.…

Horoscope of Libra 2012

Some basic qualities of people born under this sign are:

Well-built intelligence of integrity, extremely good-looking, very much loving brain, ornate mood, flexible talent, terrific research, massive wealth and prosperity, outstanding elder sibling, authority of thought, most excellent respiratory system, So , we can assume here from that people born under this sign are on the whole, romantic, job oriented and probably the top lover than the people born under other Zodiac signs. Librans normally shine in romantic literature, law and judiciary, commerce and far-off projects, trip and journey and so on.

2012 forecast of Libra horoscope is given below.

Libra Moon Sign Horoscope: (2012)
2012 seems much better year than the previous year in all respects. Slowly you will feel rational peace resolutions to different problems. You may face health problems during this year and medical expenditure may increase. Planet Jupiter, symbol of luck and success will aspect your sign almost throughout the year, you should not hesitate to stand up for your privileges.

2012 Love/Family Horoscope (Libra)
This year,Librans will be trying to resolve a difficult and may be impenetrable circumstances in personal and love relationships. Aspect of the Jupiter makes you more brave, stubborn and sovereign that will have an effect on relationships with your spouse. A new love is possible to come in your life and that can have an effect on your presented relations, so a disintegrate will be most expected. Divorced couples will start struggle for joint assets and the future of children in 2nd half of 2012. A romantic encounter is most expected in the month of february, June or 2nd half of August, that can change the entire life indubitably.

2012 Health Horoscope (Libra)
The 1st half of 2012 is looking quite satisfactory regarding health of Librans and no serious diseases are likely to occur but in the 2nd half, however, presented diseases will expose themselves, or latest ones will rapidly become visible. These people are suggested to be more considerate and lessen the danger of distress and mishaps. Progress in family life and familial synchronization is portended. Sleep apnea, gastric problems, arthritis and mental stress designated till the month of July. Remaining year will be affirmative regarding health.

2012 career/ profession/ Horoscope (Libra)
After July, money troubles get resolved and growth in career obviously expected. Promotions and attainments of comfort goods will be there. The tediousness that you have been practicing for the last whole year will be eradicated.

2012 business Horoscope (Libra)
2012 indicates motivating and successful professional life. Beginning of a new project is looking possible . Correspondence with associates from other cities or countries is fairly victorious .Some Librans will think of buying business properties and will be able to put new projects in 2nd half of 2012.Last quarter of January, February, June, 2nd half of August and the month of October are the most successful months of the year. Sadistic disagreements will break out in the 2nd half of 2012 & the month of November will …

The Procurement Evolution: It Is All About Category Management

Introducing Category Management

There are many definitions given for category management, but simply it is the process that involves managing product/ services spend categories on behalf of your organisation to gain optimum benefit/ value from the product/ services attained as per contract arrangement with your suppliers.

Regardless of the definition, one certain thing is that strategic procurement has now evolved to Category Management and a lot of the top organisations are now deploying organisational structures that support category management approach as opposed to the traditional Strategic Sourcing structures.  Top organisations work to identify key spend categories across their organisations and proactively manage them to ensure that supplier arrangements put in place deliver the maximum benefit identified during the life of the arrangements.

Procurement has come out of obscurity and into mainstream business. Once known merely as a back office function, it is now a mainstream business management activity for most organisations as it’s now understood that it is more than just a cost-saving measure but a way to gain competitive edge in this day of business globalisation. Procurement competence has taken a more strategic approach because the way we do business has changed. There has been a natural strategic business evolution from purchasing to sourcing to strategic category management in the last 10 – 15 years. As such focus is now solely on understanding categories profile and managing the Category Management process as end-to-end function and along the way deliver optimised the return on supply investment.

As many organisations move into a category management model for their procurement function they require to employ category expertise for a given subject matter within their structure and invest in managing top spend portfolios at a strategic level.  Moreover need to understand and approach category management with the ideal structure, methodology and governance.

One of the key benefits of Category Management of a category management model is the ability to gain greater stakeholder support and influence via the in-depth understanding of the make/buy/sell decision process.  As such, this enables the Category Manager to further influence internal demand as opposed to just concentrating on price, compliance and risk as is the case with traditional sourcing practice.

The objective of Category Management is to ensure that all benefits from the awarded contract realised and as an ongoing function a are continuously improved.

To realise full benefit, managers need to have a complete understanding of the Category Management process and the dynamics of their category (portfolio of categories).  As such the following sets out some key considerations:

1. Set out to determine spend, categorise spend and forecast future category requirements and spend projections

2. Have a full understanding of who your stakeholders are, and what type of influence they have over change

3. Set to understand where your category ‘benefits’ align with stakeholders’ ‘business drivers’ or needs in order to create buy-in and to generate support

4. Conduct full economic analysis, such as 5 forces analysis to understand the “competitiveness of the supply market” and the linkage …

Air Cleaners Eliminate Many Indoor Air Pollution Sources

Indoor Air Pollution is a Huge Health Risk

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Indoor Air Pollution is One of the Largest Health Risks facing Americans today. There are many sources of poor indoor air quality in any home.

Indoor air pollution sources in a home can be as diverse as mothballs, deteriorated asbestos-containing insulation, products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies; central heating and cooling systems. The importance of any single source depends on how much pollutant it emits and how hazardous they are. Sources such as building materials, furnishings, and household products like air fresheners, release pollutants more or less continuously.

Air Cleaners Remove Pollutants & Promotes Healthy Living

To learn how to effectively remove hazardous air pollutants from your home and improve your indoor air quality, visit today for a simple bright idea. They’ve made cleaning your air as easy as changing your lights with the SaniBulb™ Air Cleaner CFL Bulb. Simply switch over to SaniBulb™ Air Cleaner to provide quality lighting and kill harmful germs without toxic chemicals. SaniBulb™ Air Cleaner uses advanced nano technology and light to destroy lethal germs and air pollutants. SaniBulb™ also deodorizes air while reducing energy costs and saving you money. SaniBulb™ is the new EcoSmart, EnergySmart and HealthSmart Air Cleaners Solution

Air Cleaners can be Used Practically Anywhere

SaniBulb™ Air Cleaners can be used in many commercial and consumer applications to help sanitize the air by simply changing your light bulbs:

Consumer:Homes, boats, RVs, basements, garages, closets, pet areas…

Retail: Pet stores, salons, supermarkets, bathrooms…

Educational: Schools, universities, colleges, dorms…

Commercial: Offices, gyms, day cares, labs, drycleaners, warehouses, manufacturing

Hospitality: Hotels, motels, resorts, cruise ships, restaurants, bars, spas…

Medical: Hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, morgues, funeral homes…

Air Cleaners are beneficial to your Health & Safety

Using high quality air cleaners in your home and workplace on a daily basis will keep you safer and healthier. By continually destroying germs and chemical pollutants, an air cleaner improves your indoor air quality by sanitizing it and prevents both short and long term harmful effects of chemical and biological contaminant exposure. According to the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham University medical researchers, the cleaner the air you breathe, the longer you will live.…

The Dating Game – Where it all began!

In this new article, I will aim to look at life for singles before the social networking site, where it all began. How did our ancestors come together? How did they find that special personal? When did looking for love, a friendship or relationships become our own choice? Where would we be without romance? What was courtship and marriage like for our distant ancestors?

Beginning with the ancient Greeks’ and the recognition of the need to describe more than one kind of love, inventing the word “eros” to describe carnal love, and “agape” to mean a spiritual love.  Take a stroll back through romantic heritage with this timeline of romantic customs, dating rituals, and tokens of love and friendship and how they managed to connect with singles to date.

In ancient times, many of the first marriages were by capture, not by choice!  When there was a scarcity of nubile women, men raided other villages looking for love and for wives.

Frequently the tribe from which a warrior stole a bride would come looking for her, and it was necessary for the warrior and his new wife to go into hiding to avoid being discovered.  According to an old French custom, as the moon went through all its phases the couple drank a brew called metheglin, which was made from honey.  Hence, we get the word, honeymoon – so nearly dating by proxy!

Love and friendship also involved the need for arranged marriages, primarily business relationships born out of the desire and/or need for property, monetary or political alliances this was how family’s treated the search for love.  Dating became family arrangements and the search for power and money!

So from buying a woman dinner to opening a door for her, many of today’s courting rituals are rooted in medieval chivalry.  Love, friendship and dating became embroiled in a family’s climb of the social network ladder.

During medieval times, the importance of love and friendship in relationships emerged as a reaction to arranged marriages, but was still not considered a prerequisite in matrimonial decisions.  Suitors wooed their intended with serenades and flowery poetry, following the lead of lovelorn characters on stage and in verse.  Chastity and honor were highly regarded virtues.  In 1228, women first gained the right to propose marriage in Scotland, a legal right that then slowly spread through Europe.

Dating thought No1. Women from Amazonian tribes (Chorowti) expressed their love by spitting in their partners’ faces either as a sexual overture or as a greeting.

Textured Wallpaper Vs. Wall Paint: Which One Really Should You Choose?

Formerly restricted to traditional spaces and discriminating tastes, the textured wallpaper was brought back to the home remodeling scene where it used to get its share of satisfied clients. Whether the house is newly acquired or currently undergoing a major face-lift, this 17th century hallmark is now enjoying a new popularity among homeowners due to its versatility and sheer classic appeal.

Comparison with Wall Paint

Apparently, the textured wallpaper is giving its long-time rival, the wall paint, a run for its money. Although paint is indispensable in almost every home project, there are just some homeowners who still seek out for more design ideas that are quite refreshing yet do not involve much decorating. And this is pretty much what the wallpapers are for: to minimize the use of decors without sacrificing visual appeal.

The main advantage of embossed wallpapers to ordinary paint is that it does not look monotonous. When you stare at a blank painted wall, all you see is color and space. But when you shift your eyes to a wall covered with embossed paper, you can see the subtle visual appeal that it invokes. You don’t even need to hang up frames and other decors just to achieve a put-together look on the walls. The wallpaper itself looks great just the way it is.

Another plus for the wallpaper is that it lasts longer than the paint do. If you’ve been to the Carnegie Hall in New York, you’ll notice that some of the wallpapers have been there for so long and were not replaced. Firmly installed wallpaper can stand against damages, thus prolonging its lifetime. There is little possibility for cracks or peeling as it is usually made of vinyl coated paper.

Painting is still more difficult to perform than installing wallpapers. Most of the recent wall covers are self-adhesives. This should save you enough time in the process to spend more hours on decorating.

Last but not the least, paint usually fall behind the wallpaper when it comes to covering up for the flaws. Paint cannot undo visible cracks and bumps on the wall even with twice the coatings. Wallpapers can easily conceal these imperfections behind the raised patterns.

Tips for Embossed Wallpaper Installation

If you are convinced that embossed wallpaper will be right for your home, then try to follow the following advices for installing the wall covers:

Color – As much as possible, pair the wallpaper with the color of the dominant items inside the room. This way, the motif runs smoothly from all the corners and you’ll never be able to tell if the wallpaper comes naturally with the room.

Pattern – Not just for the purpose of providing a visual feast, pattern also has a great influence on the creation of depth and dimension in a room. It can make the space look larger or smaller than the actual. Since everyone prefers a breathable space, your aim should be to create a visual trick that seems to expand the boundaries …