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  • Repair Plumbing New Orleans

    Plumbing includes working on pipes, tubing and fixtures. Professionals are usually hired to deal with any kind of plumbing repair. They are trained in the restoration and Electrical Installation of plumbing equipment and fixtures in order to effectively cater to your needs. The good thing is that technological improvements have made repairing some plumbing-related issues easier and faster. Heat exchangers, control systems, backflow preventers, gauges, wrenches, water heaters, water softeners and pumps are some of the most common equipment that plumbers use for the diagnosis, restoration, installment or fixing of plumbing problems in your home.

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  • Elon Musk wants to fix your banged-up Tesla in under an hour

    id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Nick Miotke/Roadshow Taking a car to the body shop is usually an exercise in patience and metered expectations. But Elon Musk wants to turn the whole experience into a turbocharged hustle that results in as little downtime as possible.

    As the Tesla CEO is wont to do, Musk took to Twitter Sunday to publicize his desire to make bodywork repairs easier for owners. According to his tweets, Musk wants to bring Tesla bodywork under Tesla’s roof, instead of relying on third-party shops that have to wait on things like part shipments.

    Tesla is bringing most collision repairs in-house, as outside firms take weeks to months for repairs, driving Tesla owners (and us) crazy

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 16, 2018 While that plan is plenty lofty as it stands, a follow-up tweet contains one incredible promise: Musk eventually wants certain collision repairs to take “under an hour.” Musk says in the same tweet that certain Tesla collision centers are already finishing jobs in less than a day.

    Exciting to see some Tesla collision repair operations already completing within 24 hrs. Aiming for same day soon, then under an hour.

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 16, 2018 According to a follow-up tweet, Musk believes that the company’s expertise with its own limited lineup will result in better, faster repairs, as opposed to third-party shops, which must work on “[thousands] of makes [and] models.”

    Outside repair shops are jack of all trades, which means supporting 1000’s of makes & models. Tesla collision repair specializes in three. Having all parts in stock & not waiting for insurance approval also make a world of difference.

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 16, 2018 That’s a very audacious plan, one that will likely take some time to complete. If it happens, though, it could mean Tesla owners spend very little time waiting for repairs to complete, whether they’re related to damage during delivery or your average fender-bender.

    But not everybody believes Musk’s reasoning, which places the blame entirely on third-party body shops. Bozi Tatarevic, an auto journalist with a wealth of automotive repair experience, discussed current bodywork-related logistical issues in his own Twitter thread. He pointed out, using Tesla’s own repair documents, the struggles that third-party body shops face when repairing Teslas. Tatarevic says he personally has “more access to buy a Ferrari panel than a Tesla Certified body shop has to buy a Tesla panel.”

    Body shops like to make money and most delays appear to be caused by the requirements that are put in place by Tesla. website

    — Bozi Tatarevic (@hoonable) September 16, 2018 It appears Tesla has finally found a way out of its self-described “production hell,” but many issues still linger at the American automaker. The company must now smooth out the delivery process, which is currently a bit of a mess, as owners take to Twitter, Reddit and other corners of social media to discuss delayed vehicle pick-up dates and other logistical missteps.

  • ‘Crowd Control,’ part 6: Death you can believe in

    id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> This is “Crowd Control: Heaven Makes a Killing,” CNET’s crowdsourced science fiction novel written and edited by readers around the world. New to the story? Click here to start. To read other past installments, visit our table of contents.

    Chapter 5
    Excerpted from “Meta: Biography of a Diplomat,” Tenochtitlan Digital, 2077.

    Terra Superioris, March 7, 2051

    The headlines on Meta’s screens were uncharacteristically ominous in the weeks leading up to his final certification at the academy. Discussions in classes were more easily derailed by questions about the future of interversal trade and immigration asked by students who just weeks earlier were more likely to be drooling or snoring through sessions that were largely remedial, a last chance to catch up.

    “I don’t understand why we can’t just offer more positions to the subs,” Zulema shouted in frustration during one class, surprising her fellow students with her use of a derogatory term for migrants.

    “Yea, we need help now,” echoed Nara. “Everything is broken at my place since our help got poached to work at some resort out in Oaxaca. Versatile maintenance bots cost a fortune, otherwise my family would have already ordered one. I’m stuck trying to figure out how to get coffee without any kind of functioning fabrication system. You want to hear something crazy? Did you know that stuff comes from beans?”

    “Nara, you are so clueless.” Meta slapped his friend on the back from across the aisle.

    Trainer Cortes interrupted. “Can we redirect this little aside, please, candidates? As you know, we don’t control the actual migration rate, all we can do is grab whoever comes through the portal and get them trained up as quickly as possible. Sometimes we get lucky with a plane crash of physicists or artificial-intelligence specialists heading home from a conference that we can onboard relatively quickly, but as we’ve discussed, your average Earth human has a woefully limited understanding of their own universe, let alone the multiverse.

    “You think this class is dense…just imagine running into someone famously brilliant for their time like Copernicus. Even though he may have understood the universe better than anyone else on his world at the time, he still lacked an understanding of some key basics. Imagine trying to explain to him how electricity works, or how light and electricity carry data. You’d do just as well explaining it to a child — that’s what we face with each new migrant, even the most skilled. They have the ability, but they need to be brought up on generations’ worth of science and engineering knowledge.”

    Nara wasn’t able to tolerate this off-topic derailment of his own off-topic derailment of the class. “So what, you’re saying it’s hopeless? We can’t get more migrants to keep things running and we couldn’t train them fast enough even if we could get more of them? Why are we even here then? What’s the point of certifying more helpless diplomats, Cortes?”

    “It’s only hopeless if you turn out to be as dumb a diplomat as you sound right now, Narragansett,” Cortes fired back. “If you don’t want to be wandering around your kitchen making amazing discoveries about the origin of your entire breakfast for the rest of your life, then you can help all your other fellow cadets erase one of the key immigration limitations so that it’s not so hopeless.”

    Nara, Meta and the rest of the room fell silent and waited for Cortes to continue.

    “The onboarding system is actually quite efficient. New migrants are often filled with so much wonder and admiration for their new surroundings that they tend to soak things up with ease, and we’ve become quite good at identifying their strengths and updating their greatest asset skills right away to perform their assigned functions. That leaves us with just one area where we can improve — we need to be able to influence the number of arriving migrants from the other side.”

    More silence from the room.

    “How many of you have heard from migrants you know that it’s taking longer than they expected for their family or friends to get here?”

    More than half the cadets in the room raised a hand. Meta suddenly knew where Cortes was going. He knew the waiting had been getting to Charles. His wife should have left Earth years, if not decades, ago.

    “Who knows why that’s happening?”

    Significantly fewer hands went up.

    Lecture on another world.

    Eric Mack/US Marines “On Earth, they’re called nanobiotics. From what we can gather from migrant interviews, they’re a rudimentary version of our own bioengineering technology that is added to their natural-born bodies, delaying what they still conceive of as ‘death,’ which, as we’ve discussed, is the No. 1 fear among the humans there. Just as they’ve started to give up the myths that we all hear constantly about the afterlife, tan vu phat they double down on the myth of death and their obsession with avoiding it at all costs.”

    “But we have a solution for this problem,” Cortes continued. “Believe it or not you’re among the top diplomatic trainees on Superioris and in peak physical condition.” Here, Cortes shot a look at Nara, and Meta couldn’t help chuckling out loud. “Which is key for some of the missions you’ll be embarking upon. You have a good background knowledge of the historical forces that have driven the Earth humans for centuries, and the skill to use those to your advantage…to the advantage of all Superiorans.”

    Bryce Rajkarnikar, a student from Nepal soon to be living in Copenhagen, is a master of the single-eyebrow raise.

    Meta and Nara exchanged a glance. Was this going where they thought it was going?

    “You all know that on Earth, war crimes, poverty, disease and hatred caused the death and misery of millions — billions — of people. Whereas here on Superioris, we have left that unfortunate legacy behind and created Utopia. We have enough resources for every Superioran. We have peace. We protect our planet’s beauty and sustainability. We provide work and education for every Superioran and every Earthen soul that arrives here.” Cortes seemed to be whipping himself, and the class, up to some grand conclusion.

    “Now is the time that you can do your part to perpetuate our society. To rescue the humans of Earth from the Hell of their own devising and bring them to the Heaven of ours.”

    There was a dramatic silence as Cortes looked self-righteously around the classroom. “Look, I don’t need to ox-s**t you all. We know very well things are far from perfect here, but we don’t have to let the migrants in on that little secret now, do we?”

    Most of the students glowered back at him, but a few, Meta included, looked excited as well as hesitant.

    “Tomorrow we’ll discuss the details of your upcoming assignments. In the meantime, remember that you are not to discuss official diplomatic business with anyone outside of this program. Well, this is it, trainees, your transition from students to active diplomats in the service of Terra Superioris! Class dismissed. Meta, stay behind, please.” Meta sank back into his chair.

    “You have a particularly religious migrant, do you not? What’s his name? Carlos?”

    “Charles, sir,” Meta replied.

    “Ah, Charles. Well, not all of your classmates have had such valuable firsthand exposure to the religious attitude among humans. And you have displayed a particular interest in it, I believe. The Institute is impressed at the informal field research you’ve voluntarily engaged in, exploring Charles’ beliefs and reaction to his transition to Superioris. In fact, it’s not just the people here at the Institute taking notice, you’ve also been referred to The Committee.

    “Both the faculty here and The Committee view you as a potentially key member of our mission to increase the rate of migration. Your aptitude for persuasion and other interpersonal skills that will aid you in your first mission have also not gone unnoticed. You’re being singled out among your classmates, Meta — a great honor.”

    Cortes seemed to be waiting for a response. Meta was suddenly concerned and trying his best to hide it.

    The Committee was among the most secretive branches of government on T.S., so much so that its full name was not publicly known. He had heard of older diplomats being drafted for Committee missions in the past. He wasn’t sure he knew what became of any of them.

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    Sam Falconer “What will I…do?” Meta asked.

    Cortes delivered his next line with a flourish, as if confident it would impress.

    “You’ll go to Earth.”

    There was a long silence as Cortes allowed the gravity of the revelation to sink in. It was akin to the earliest Puritan pilgrim voyages across the Atlantic, to visit a place that everyone knew existed, but that was thought to be wild, dangerous and practically unreachable.

    “I don’t understand. Hu…how?” Meta stammered.

    “We have the technology. We’ve had it for a while. Heck, we’ve been working on reverse-engineering the white hole phenomenon that brings them to us from there ever since we discovered it. We started testing it when we were only able to make it a one-way trip.”

    “Maybe you’ve heard of the microdome algae experiment?”

    “I think so,” Meta said. That was the lesson he slept through in reverse-engineering class.

    “Right. We found a way to send to Earth a vitally important new species, an aggressively reproducing algae that can survive in salt water while rapidly converting carbon dioxide to other compounds. It spread rapidly, lowering the levels of the gases that were slowly killing all life on that planet, until Earth’s atmosphere returned to its natural balance and then that algae itself died off before it could start new troubles. It was one hell of a gift, if you ask me.

    “Anyway, you know about that. It’s in your curriculum here. But what I’m sure is not in the curriculum are the results of our successful manned, round-trip missions to Earth.”

    “Doesn’t that violate Diplomatic ethics to interfere, er, uh…to visit an unenlightened civilization? Are the rules different when we’re dealing with civilizations from another universe?” Meta protested instinctively, forgetting both his general disdain for ethics and who he was arguing with.

    Cortes smiled.

    “A fair point. This is part of why you were selected for this mission…always an eye on the details. Very good,” Cortes patted Meta on the back and then began pacing, slipping back into lecture mode. “We have been authorized to bend the rules a little bit. Ever heard migrants talk about cryptids back on EB-2? They use lots of different names for them like Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, Woodsman.”

    Meta laughed out loud. He’d heard more than one drunken migrant, including Charles, make reference to the creatures when they were a little too inebriated and forgot where they were.

    They have the technology.

    NASA “You’re telling me those crazy Earth legends are all real? That it’s actually…us?”

    “Oh, definitely not all of them,” Cortes scoffed. “Multiversal historians tell us that the majority of the sightings, if not all up until a few decades ago, were hoaxes. We simply continued the tradition. We’ve actually engineered a real Sasquatch, so at least one of those sightings was not a hoax. Of course, the savages shot the beautiful creature and we had to pull him back through the portal before they could drag him off. He didn’t survive long after that.”

    “So, you want to send me there like you sent some freak genetic creation who ended up shot by Earth humans?”

    “We’ve moved well beyond that point. We’ve been sending cadets like you on brief test missions, we call them silent missions. We’ve confirmed that the round-trip journey is not only possible, but has an extremely high success rate, especially for candidates of your premium bioengineered pedigree. You are Mr. 2030 himself, after all.”

    Cortes smirked and even seemed to roll his eyes a bit. Meta resisted the urge to gouge out his superior’s eyes as he continued.

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    “We’re now ready to turn the volume up, which is why we’ve tapped you to conduct our first vocal mission.”

    “Vocal mission?”

    “Everything will be explained to you in your training, which will be extensive and will begin now. Given the confidential nature of the mission, we’ve taken the liberty of assigning you a new, temporary post where you’ll be taught everything you need to know to be prepared. Just follow me and we’ll get you set up.”

    “But…my family?”

    “Yes, they’ll be notified, of course. Your life will be waiting for you after this mission is complete, Meta. You’re going to be doing a great service to two societies. Get ready to become a hero, perhaps the first one across two universes.”

    With that, Cortes pushed open the fire door in the rear of the auditorium that Meta had never seen anyone use. A white, nondescript unmarked transport was waiting outside for both of them.

    Screenshot/CNET April 10, 2051

    Meta had spent a month being pummeled with more information than physical training. He was taken to a small Diplomatic camp set up in a forest reserve not far from the Capitol where he was given refresher courses on martial arts and antique weapons operation and repair, but the vast majority of training involved role playing and developing persuasion techniques.

    Their propaganda included references derived from the Christian bible, cross-referenced with parallel passages from the Koran and a dozen other holy Earth texts. Meta quickly recognized the religion that Charles followed and the one that proclaimed not only the miracle of Heaven, but the reincarnation of a messiah that comes down to Earth from Heaven. Meta found this particularly funny. He sometimes referred to himself as Jesus when no one was around. He studied quotes from the bible such as Genesis 3:19, “People should return to the ground from which they were taken, because they are dust,” as well as Ecclesiastes 12:7, “Body goes to earth and spirit goes to God.” They all read like part of the perfect sales pitch…for death.

    Enlarge ImageClick on the screenshot above to see an earlier draft of this scene, including discussion from contributors.

    Eric Mack/CNET By the end of the fourth week going over all sorts of tricks of oration, psychological manipulation and rhetorical deflection, Meta had still not been briefed on the specific details of his mission objectives, and he was starting to feel as though he were being primed for a run for a local political office rather than an interuniversal diplomatic mission.

    He had been working the entire time with a handful of white-suited instructors he’d never seen before who wore no insignias, no indication of their name, rank or agency anywhere on their uniforms. Meta stopped asking questions of the trainers, whom he came to assume were independent contractors, after his first several queries were met with the same response:

    “I’m sorry, I am not authorized to answer. Please redirect to Commander Cortes.”

    Cortes, however, had not been seen since Meta was dropped off at the reserve. Until he showed up suddenly at the end of day 28.

    He walked into the modular facility, drawing an instant salute from Meta, who noticed he was the only one from the group with such an instinct. He was a little surprised to realize he was the only person in the room with Diplomatic training.

    “Thank you, everyone, I’ll take him from here.”

    He waited for the contractors to exit and remained silent for another 15 seconds before finally speaking.

    “It’s time, Meta.”

    Next: Meta isn’t the only one with multiversal travel on the agenda…

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  • Drilling surprise opens door to volcano-powered electricity

    id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Getting into hot water — one of Iceland’s geothermal power plants.
    (Credit: Gretar Ívarsson)

    Can enormous heat deep in the earth be harnessed to provide energy for us on the surface? A promising report from a geothermal borehole project that accidentally struck magma — the same fiery, molten rock that spews from volcanoes — suggests it could.

    The Icelandic Deep Drilling Project, IDDP, has been drilling shafts up to five kilometres deep in an attempt to harness the heat in the volcanic bedrock far below the surface of Iceland.

    But in 2009 their borehole at Krafla, northeast Iceland, reached only 2100 metres deep before unexpectedly striking a pocket of magma intruding into the Earth’s upper crust from below, at searing temperatures of 900-1000°C.

    This borehole, IDDP-1, was the first in a series of wells drilled by the IDDP in Iceland looking for usable geothermal resources. The special report in this month’s Geothermics journal details the engineering feats and scientific results that came from the decision not to the plug the hole with concrete, as in a previous case in Hawaii in 2007, but instead attempt to harness the incredible geothermal heat.

    Wilfred Elders, professor emeritus of geology at the University of California, Riverside, co-authored three of the research papers in the Geothermics special issue with Icelandic colleagues.

    “Drilling into magma is a very rare occurrence, and this is only the second known instance anywhere in the world,” Elders said. The IDDP and Iceland’s National Power Company, which operates the Krafla geothermal power plant nearby, decided to make a substantial investment to investigate the hole further.

    This meant cementing a steel casing into the well, leaving a perforated section at the bottom closest to the magma. Heat was allowed to slowly build in the borehole, and eventually superheated steam flowed up through the well for the next two years.

    Elders said that the success of the drilling was “amazing, to say the least”, adding: “This could lead to a revolution in the energy efficiency of high-temperature geothermal projects in the future.”

    The well funnelled superheated, high-pressure steam for months at temperatures of over 450°C — a world record. In comparison, geothermal resources in the UK rarely reach higher than around 60-80°C.

    The magma-heated steam was measured to be capable of generating 36MW of electrical power. While relatively modest compared to a typical 660MW coal-fired power station, this is considerably more than the 1-3MW of an average wind turbine, and more than half of the Krafla plant’s current 60MW output.

    Most importantly, it demonstrated that it could be done. “Essentially, IDDP-1 is the world’s first magma-enhanced geothermal system, the first to supply heat directly from molten magma,” Elders said. The borehole was being set up to deliver steam directly into the Krafla power plant when a valve failed which required the borehole to be stoppered. Elders added that although the borehole had to plugged, the aim is to repair it or drill another well nearby.

    Gillian Foulger, professor of geophysics at Durham University, worked at the Kravla site in the 1980s during a period of volcanic activity. “A well at this depth can’t have been expected to hit magma, but at the same time it can’t have been that surprising,” she said. “At one point when I was there we had magma gushing out of one of the boreholes,” she recalled.

    Volcanic regions such as Iceland are not active most of the time, but can suddenly be activated by movement in the earth tens of kilometres below that fill chambers above with magma. “They can become very dynamic, raised in pressure, and even force magma to the surface. But if it’s not activated, then there’s no reason to expect a violent eruption, even if you drill into it,” she said.

    “Having said that, with only one experimental account to go on, it wouldn’t be a good idea to drill like this in a volcanic region anywhere near a city,” she added.

    The team, she said, deserved credit for using the opportunity to do research. “Most people faced with tapping into a magma chamber would pack their bags and leave,” she said. “But when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.”

    Water and heat = power. (Credit: nea.is) In Iceland, around 90 per cent of homes are heated from geothermal sources. According to the International Geothermal Association, 10,700MW of geothermal electricity was generated worldwide in 2010. Typically, these enhanced or engineered geothermal systems are created by pumping cold water into hot, dry rocks at depths of between four and five kilometres. The heated water is pumped up again as hot water or steam from production wells. The trend in recent decades has been steady growth in geothermal power, with Iceland, the Philippines and El Salvador leading the way, producing between 25 to 30 per cent of their power from geothermal sources. Considerable effort invested in elsewhere, including Europe, Australia, the US, and Japan, has typically had uneven results, tan vu phat and the cost is high.

    With the deeper boreholes, the IDDP are looking for a further prize: supercritical water; at high temperature and under high pressure deep underground, the water enters a supercritical state, when it is neither gas nor liquid. In this state it carries far more energy and, harnessed correctly, this can increase the power output above ground tenfold, from 5MW to 50MW.

    Elders said: “While the experiment at Krafla suffered various setbacks that pushed personnel and equipment to their limits, the process itself was very instructive. As well as the published scientific articles we’ve prepared comprehensive reports on the practical lessons learned.” The Icelandic National Power Company will put these towards improving their next drilling operations.

    The IDDP is a collaboration of three energy companies, HS Energy Ltd, National Power Company and Reykjavik Energy, and the National Energy Authority of Iceland, with a consortium of international scientists led by Elders. The next IDDP-2 borehole will be sunk in southwest Iceland at Reykjanes later this year.

    For more science news, analysis and commentary, follow us on @ConversationUK. Or like us on Facebook.

    This article was originally published at The Conversation. Read the original article.

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  • Is it time to replace your oven? Here’s how you know

    id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Newer ovens have features that weren’t available just a few years ago.

    Chris Monroe/CNET Keeping and repairing appliances to extend their lives and reduce waste in landfills is awesome. But there comes a point when it just isn’t viable to keep your oven any longer. Here’s when you should consider replacing it with something newer.

    The insides are rusting
    If the inside of your oven is rusting, it’s time to get a replacement. Rust can fall into your food and you don’t want that. Small amounts of rust probably won’t make you sick (rust sickness is caused by a certain bacteria not typically found in the kitchen). But larger bits of corroded metal may fall in your food, creating a choking hazard.

    The glass is cracked
    If the glass on the door is cracked, then your oven won’t hold heat properly. This means your foods will take longer to cook and the appliance will use more electricity or gas than it should. Unless you can find a door replacement and someone to install it, it’s time to go appliance shopping.

    The repair cost is just too much
    Repair is always an option, tan vu phat until the repairs cost more than the oven is worth. If your oven is constantly breaking down, it may mean that the unit is reaching the point of no return. Continually replacing parts and paying for repairs can add up quickly, so buying a new oven would just make more sense financially. Plus, you won’t be wasting time waiting around for the repair man.

    Your oven just isn’t meeting your needs anymore
    Sometimes, you just outgrow an appliance that was once perfect for you. A growing family may need a double oven instead of a single, for example. Or you may need a convection oven so meals will cook more quickly to match your busy lifestyle. If you’re not sure which options are available, check out our buying guide to make the best choice for your kitchen.

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    A good quality water boiler has a life expectancy of about 12 years. However, it may encounter problems along the way. It can be caused due to numerous reasons, which in turn can be dangerous to ones life and also to the property.

    Therefore, here are few common signals which should be checked:

    Inconsistent water temperature- Cold water coming from the faucet is an obvious sign of boiler failure. However, excessively hot water flow is also a major problem. This is caused due to defective thermostat which should be replaced by a professional plumber San Jose as early as possible.

    Leak- If an unusual amount of moisture is present around the boiler, it indicates a leak. It results in the wastage of water and also leads to the consumption of excessive fuel. This can put a lot of strain on the boiler. Therefore, it is necessary to fix the leak by taking help of a professional.

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    Noise- Due to the iron and sludge deposits in the boiler, a hissing sound may be produced. The accumulated deposits can interfere with the functioning of the boiler and cause serious damage. Therefore, it is necessary to call a certified plumber and fix the problem.

    Water pressure- Sometimes, the flow of the water may not be consistent due to the build-up of scale in the boiler. Therefore, it is important to get it checked by a professional to avoid further problems.

    Rusty water- The water from the boiler may run a rusty indicating the growth of rust inside the boiler. This can affect the functioning of the boiler and can  make one to spend a lot of money. Therefore, the problem should be attended on time.

  • Getting Assistance from a Reliable and Effective Plumbing Contractor

    It is a great peace of mind, if the water lines, drains, and the other plumbing equipment are in a good working condition. But unfortunately, no one can predict, when there is going to be a messy situation Rewiring in your plumbing system.
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    As there are many plumbing contractors in Chantilly, VA and they all will claim that they are the best, so you need to make sure that you are hiring the right service providers for your plumbing concern. Following are the key points that you should never forget to include in your research for the best plumbing contractor: Response Time When you are going to hire the plumbing experts in Chantilly, VA, then the first thing would be to call them at their provided number or to send them an email.

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    It is a great peace of mind, if the water lines, drains, and the other plumbing equipment are in a good working condition. But unfortunately, no one can predict, when there is going to be a messy situation Rewiring in your plumbing system.
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  • Terrifying moment pileup of ’30 vehicles’ is captured on dashcam

    This is the terrifying moment a pileup involving up to 30 crushed cars and jackknifed trucks is captured on dashcam in Michigan amid a deadly polar vortex which has already claimed the lives of 12 people across the United States. 

    The shocking footage, taken from inside a truck, shows the driver forced to swerve at the last minute to avoid the accident involving multiple vehicles on the I-96.

    In the chaotic scene, the bad weather makes it difficult to see the crash, forcing cars off the road just moments after drivers see the destruction ahead of them. 

    The video was taken near Marne by Jason Coffelt Tuesday a day after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Michigan. He misses other crashed vehicles by inches as he pulls his truck off road.  

    Amid the heavy snow and terrible driving conditions, driver Dora Jenkins said she ‘was just praying at that point because everybody was nervous’. She told Fox 17: ‘I asked God to cover us.’

    Dora, who was in the car with her children said: ‘The snow was coming down, the visibility was starting to get bad all at one time.’ Around a dozen families were taken to a local church with a few minor injuries reported. 

    Sgt. Michael VanDenBosch told The Grand Haven Tribune: ‘It was a disaster.’ 

    The dashcam footage, pictured, taken near Marne by Jason Coffelt, shows the terrible driving conditions motorists faced earlier this week amid a deadly polar vortex which has already claimed the lives of 12 people

    Driver Jason narrowly misses plowing into a large stationary truck after visibility was severely reduced on the I-96

    After passing the truck the dashcam shows a trial of destruction with up to 30 vehicles involved in the pile up 

    The footage shows crushed cars and jackknifed trucks following the crash, which forced the closure of the highway for several hours a day after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Michigan 

    Around a dozen families were involved and taken to a nearby church as police labelled the crash ‘a disaster’

    Jake Van Housen, another driver involved in the smash, said: ‘I had the choice, I was either going to hit this dude or I’m going to go off to the side into the snow bank.

    ‘As we were sitting there another car crashed into us from the back, the windows were still in tact, but then we had another car crash into us from the back. A truck.’ 

    The highway was closed for several hours after the crash, which is thought to have been one of many in the state as driving conditions deteriorated causing cars to slide off the road and smash into one another.    

    The deadly polar vortex has left at least 12 people dead, including a college student who was found in the freezing cold at the University of Iowa. 

    Authorities said the body of Gerald Belz was found behind an academic hall just before 3am on Wednesday by campus police.

    The 18-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. While officials believe his death was related to dangerously low temperatures at the time he was found, officials have not given a specific cause of death.

    The National Weather Service says the wind chill in Iowa around 3am was negative 51F degrees. 

    Belz’s family said their son was studying pre-med and that he had just graduated last May from Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School. His family told KCRG that doctors did not find alcohol in his system.

    The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze is set to linger on Thursday but it is now pushing east and is forecast to lose some of its bite. 

    At its worst, the weather system caused temperatures to plunge to -42F on Wednesday in parts of the Midwest. 

    Disruptions caused by the cold will persist, including power outages and canceled flights and trains. The cold halted postal services across the Midwest on Wednesday and more than 2,000 flights were canceled and more than 3,500 delayed on Thursday. 

    The phenomenon caused surreal scenes throughout the region, including Lake Michigan freezing over, parts of Niagara Falls solidifying into frozen stillness and blocks of ice covering the river in downtown Chicago. 

    The deep freeze has also caused at least a dozen deaths since Saturday with some dying in weather-related traffic accidents and others from freezing to death due to apparent exposure to the cold.   

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    The deadly polar vortex wreaking havoc across the US has left at least 12 people dead, including college student, Gerald Belz, 18, who was found in the freezing cold on the campus of the University of Iowa

    Authorities said Belz was found behind an academic hall just before 3am on Wednesday by campus police. The 18-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Belz’s family (right) said their son was studying pre-med and that he had just graduated last May from Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School

    The polar vortex in the Midwest has brought record-breaking low temperatures across the Midwest, halted postal services in five states and canceled more than 2,600 flights. Lake Michigan (above) became a huge mass of ice.

    The polar vortex came on the heels of major Winter Storm Jayden that dumped up to a foot of snow on the region over the weekend and was to blame for at least five deaths. This driver in Milwaukee has the tough task of digging his car out of the snow.

    Chicago is seen from above after Lake Michigan froze over on Wednesday when temperatures plummeted  

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    Two people died in Detroit, Michigan, after temperatures started plummeting late Tuesday as forecasters issued grave warnings that one of the coldest spells in history would be life-threatening.

    Police found a man’s body across the street from his home in the Detroit area on Wednesday. He was not wearing a hat or gloves and wasn’t dressed for below-zero temperatures. A 70-year-old man was also found dead in Detroit in front of a neighbor’s home on Wednesday.

    An 82-year-old central Illinois man died in the cold weather after authorities say he was found by a neighbor several hours after he fell trying to get into his home. A 55-year-old man froze to death in his Milwaukee garage after he collapsed shoveling snow, a man was fatally struck by a snow plow in Chicago, a nine-year-old died in an Iowa pile up and a young couple were killed when their SUV struck another on a snowy road in northern Indiana. 

    A prediction of warmer weather by the weekend offered little comfort to those enduring icy conditions, brutal winds and temperatures as low as -30F on Thursday.  

    Before the worst of the cold begins to lift, the National Weather Service said Chicago could hit lows early Thursday that break the city’s record of -27F set on January 20, 1985. Some nearby isolated areas could see temperatures as low as -40F. That would break the Illinois record of -36F set in Congerville on January 5, 1999. 

    ‘This morning is some of the coldest of the temperatures across the upper Midwest and we still have some dangerous wind chills,’ Andrew Orrison, a forecaster for the National Weather Service, said. 

    In Minnesota and upper Michigan, temperatures will be at -20F on Thursday and parts of North Dakota can expect -30F. 

    The bitter cold was caused by displacement of the polar vortex, a stream of air that normally spins around the stratosphere over the North Pole but whose current was disrupted. 

    It pushed eastward and states including Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania were experiencing bitterly cold temperatures Thursday morning. Boston was at -5F, according to the National Weather Service.

    ‘This morning is the worst of the worst in terms of the cold,’ Orrison said. ‘It’ll be the coldest outbreak of Arctic air for the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.’  

     

    A satellite image of the continental United States shows the extreme cold weather phenomenon called the polar vortex over the US Midwest and Great Lakes regions on Thursday morning

    Ventusky Privacy Policy A woman braves the cold in Buffalo, New York on Thursday after a winter storm dumped feet of snow

    Ice covers the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago as the polar vortex wreaked havoc across the Midwest

    Steam rises from Niagara Fall on Thursday after the brutal cold wave moved eastward after wreaking havoc on the Midwest

    The James Versluis breaks ice on the frozen Chicago River near Navy Pier in Chicago as the city was gripped by the cold spell

    The blast of polar air that enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday closed schools and businesses and strained infrastructure with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation. The deep freeze snapped rail lines, canceled hundreds of flights and strained utilities.

    Crews in Detroit will need days to repair water mains that burst on Wednesday and other pipes can still burst in persistent subzero temperatures. 

    Schools in parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa remained closed on Thursday. But students headed back to school in eastern North Dakota, where the weather was forecast to crawl out of double-digit sub-zero temperatures. 

    Temperatures are expected to bounce back into the single digits on Thursday and into the comparative balmy 20s by Friday across parts of the Midwest. 

    In the Northeast, people braced themselves for the cold with temperatures plunging to -5F in Boston, 3 degrees in Buffalo, New York, 5 degrees in NYC, 8 degrees in Philadelphia and 3 degrees in Portland, tan vu phat Maine for the early morning commute. 

    In comparison, temperatures plunged to as low as minus 42F in Park Rapids, Minnesota, minus 31F in Fargo, North Dakota, minus 27F in Minneapolis and minus 25F in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Wednesday. 

    Chicago dropped to a low of around -23F. Wind chills in northern Illinois made it feel as cold as negative 57F. 

    The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places

    Ice forms on tree branches as New York firefighters battle a blaze in Brooklyn on Thursday morning

    New Yorkers brace the freezing cold weather on Thursday as the polar vortex moved Northeast after wreaking havoc on the Midwest

    Temperatures in parts of the Midwest were lower Wednesday than in Antarctica, where the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station hit -25F. 

    The extreme weather conditions headed for the East Coast late Wednesday as it triggered widespread closures of hundreds of schools and businesses from North Dakota to Pennsylvania. 

    New Yorkers experienced a sudden snowstorm Wednesday afternoon and forecasters expected wind chills to be between -10F and -20F on Thursday morning.  

    The MTA said they would activate warming devices throughout their system to keep switches warm on all Long Island Rail Road and Metro North Railroad lines. LIRR stations said they would also keep waiting rooms open 24 hours a day Wednesday through Saturday.

    In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy warned residents to plan for icy roads and potential blackouts. 

    Forecasters in western New York warned of blizzard-like conditions over the next few days with up to two feet of snow, plummeting temperatures and wind chills that can cause frostbite within minutes.

    In advance of the Great Lakes-fed storm, authorities closed schools in Buffalo and surrounding districts for Wednesday and Thursday and the state announced a ban on tractor-trailers and buses from the New York State Thruway. The ban between Rochester and the Pennsylvania border took effect at 8pm Tuesday.

    A cold emergency was declared in Washington, D.C., with additional services put on for the homeless. 

    A man throws boiling water, left, outside and within seconds the water turns to snow, middle, before falling to the ground, right, in Chicago where temperatures are still dropping after plunging to minus 19F

    A warning sign is covered by ice at Clark Square park in Evanston, Illinois, as a deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest

    The freezing conditions made it difficult for firefighters to battle various infernos, including one at a New Jersey toilet paper plant late Wednesday. 

    ‘It’s freezing,’ Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno said. ‘Firefighters are dealing with water on their faces and on their hands. It’s spraying all over you. Regardless of your equipment, it impacts you and slows you down.’

    Amtrak also axed all trains into and out of Chicago on Wednesday and most services to or from Chicago on Thursday. Crews had to set rail tracks on fire to keeps trains moving smoothly on Tuesday. 

    Well over 2,500 flights were canceled on Wednesday, largely out of Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway international airports, according to flight tracking site FlightAware. 

    The US Postal Service also took the rare step of suspending mail delivery to parts of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, the Dakotas and Nebraska on Wednesday because of the dangerous Arctic blast.

    The bitter cold was the result of a split in the polar vortex , a mass of cold air that normally stays bottled up in the Arctic. The split allowed the air to spill much farther south than usual. 

    In fact, Chicago was colder than the Canadian village of Alert, one of the world’s most northerly inhabited places. Alert, which is 500 miles from the North Pole, reported a temperature that was a couple of degrees higher. 

    Governors in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan all declared emergencies as officials in dozens of cities focused on protecting vulnerable people from the cold, including the homeless, seniors and those living in substandard housing.  

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    Hundreds of warming centers were opened for vulnerable residents such as seniors, buses were employed as mobile warming spaces, and shelter capacities were increased for the homeless, including the approximately 16,000 living on the streets of Chicago. 

    An anonymous good Samaritan paid for hotel rooms for 70 homeless people living in tents in Chicago until the cold subsides.  

    In Michigan, state and utility officials warned residents that they risked brief interruptions of natural gas service if they didn’t help reduce energy. The warning followed a fire at a utility’s suburban Detroit facility that affected natural gas supplies.

    An emergency alert was sent late Wednesday to cellphones asking people to lower thermostats to 65 degrees or below through Friday. Michigan Govenor Gretchen Whitmer asked everyone to ‘to do your part.’

    Aside from the safety risks and the physical discomfort, the system’s icy grip also took a heavy toll on infrastructure, halting transportation, knocking out electricity and interrupting water service.

    Ten diesel-train lines in the Metra commuter network kept running, unlike the electric lines, but crews had to heat vital switches with gas flames and watched for rails that were cracked or broken. When steel rails break or even crack, trains are automatically halted until they are diverted or the section of rail is repaired. 

    A track in the Minneapolis light-rail system also cracked, forcing trains to share the remaining track for a few hours.

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    In Detroit, more than two dozen water mains froze. Customers were connected to other mains to keep water service from being interrupted, according to a Detroit Water and Sewerage spokesman. 

    Most mains were installed from the early 1900s to the 1950s. They are 5 to 6 feet underground and beneath the frost line, but that matters little when temperatures drop so dramatically.

    On a typical winter day, the city has five to nine breaks, with each taking about three days to fix. But those repairs will take longer now with the large number of failures to fix.

    The unusually frigid weather is attributed to a sudden warming far above the North Pole. A blast of warm air from misplaced Moroccan heat last month made the normally super chilly air temperatures above the North Pole rapidly increase. 

    That split the polar vortex into pieces, which then started to wander, said Judah Cohen, a winter storm expert for Atmospheric Environmental Research.

    One of those polar vortex pieces is responsible for the subzero temperatures across the Midwest this week.

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  • Elon Musk wants to fix your banged-up Tesla in under an hour

    id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Nick Miotke/Roadshow Taking a car to the body shop is usually an exercise in patience and metered expectations. But Elon Musk wants to turn the whole experience into a turbocharged hustle that results in as little downtime as possible.

    As the Tesla CEO is wont to do, Musk took to Twitter Sunday to publicize his desire to make bodywork repairs easier for owners. According to his tweets, Musk wants to bring Tesla bodywork under Tesla’s roof, instead of relying on third-party shops that have to wait on things like part shipments.

    Tesla is bringing most collision repairs in-house, as outside firms take weeks to months for repairs, driving Tesla owners (and us) crazy

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 16, 2018 While that plan is plenty lofty as it stands, a follow-up tweet contains one incredible promise: Musk eventually wants certain collision repairs to take “under an hour.” Musk says in the same tweet that certain Tesla collision centers are already finishing jobs in less than a day.

    Exciting to see some Tesla collision repair operations already completing within 24 hrs. Aiming for same day soon, then under an hour.

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 16, 2018 According to a follow-up tweet, Musk believes that the company’s expertise with its own limited lineup will result in better, faster repairs, as opposed to third-party shops, which must work on “[thousands] of makes [and] models.”

    Outside repair shops are jack of all trades, which means supporting 1000’s of makes & models. Tesla collision repair specializes in three. Having all parts in stock & not waiting for insurance approval also make a world of difference.

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 16, 2018 That’s a very audacious plan, one that will likely take some time to complete. If it happens, though, it could mean Tesla owners spend very little time waiting for repairs to complete, whether they’re related to damage during delivery or your average fender-bender.

    But not everybody believes Musk’s reasoning, which places the blame entirely on third-party body shops. Bozi Tatarevic, an auto journalist with a wealth of automotive repair experience, discussed current bodywork-related logistical issues in his own Twitter thread. He pointed out, using Tesla’s own repair documents, the struggles that third-party body shops face when repairing Teslas. Tatarevic says he personally has “more access to buy a Ferrari panel than a Tesla Certified body shop has to buy a Tesla panel.”

    Body shops like to make money and most delays appear to be caused by the requirements that are put Rewiring in place by Tesla. website

    — Bozi Tatarevic (@hoonable) September 16, 2018 It appears Tesla has finally found a way out of its self-described “production hell,” but many issues still linger at the American automaker. The company must now smooth out the delivery process, which is currently a bit of a mess, as owners take to Twitter, Reddit and other corners of social media to discuss delayed vehicle pick-up dates and other logistical missteps.

  • The Benefits Of Humidifiers And Dehumidifiers

    Aside from your home’s heating and air-con (AC) system, 2 “accessories” some householders use are humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
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    The objective of each humidifier and dehumidifiers is to manage and control the quantity of ratio within the air within the house. Ideally, you would like to own indoor air humidness levels between thirty-fifth and five hundredth ratios. Within the season, you may need the humidness levels to be closer to five hundredths, while within the warmer months you would like to stay the share of wetness within the high 30s to low 40s.

    Let’s take a glance at what humidifiers and dehumidifiers are, the advantages they supply, and why you wish one for your Tampa Bay space home. What Is a Humidifier? A humidifier helps add wetness to indoor air. It’s excellent for dry air conditions that may cause wetness levels to drop below thirty-fifth ratios.
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    If you notice your skin cracking, peeling, or feeling restless within the winter, you presumably have low wetness levels. Help keep indoor plants healthy. Even your houseplants will suffer from reduced wetness levels within the winter. Whereas they are doing get some wetness after you water them, they additionally attract water from the encircling air.

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    Makes it feel hotter within on those cold and brisk days. Dry air can feel colder than it extremely is attributable to the dearth of wetness. Humidifying the air helps add wetness and this additionally helps cause you to feel more well-off. As such, you will not have to be compelled to keep the thermostat set as high and will cut back your heating bills.

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    Tampa and therefore the Tampa Bay space tend to be heated with wet air conditions most of the year, although, from Gregorian calendar month through mid-to-late Gregorian calendar month, temperatures will become unseasonably cold with none warning. Whenever the airstream drops and pulls the cold northern air down from North American nation, it will reach all the thanks to the Tampa Bay space.

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    This past winter, temperatures were abundant colder than they need be in quite it slow. If your veteran a shock after you opened your January heating bill, you certainly ought to think about obtaining a humidifier before next winter-not to say all the opposite edges it will offer to up the indoor air quality throughout the season in your home.

    What Is a Dehumidifier? A dehumidifier helps take away wetness from indoor air. It’s well-suited for wet conditions wherever indoor wetness levels area unit above five hundredth ratios. There are a unit little dehumidifiers that may be utilized in one area and area unit excellent for tiny rooms within the home.
    There are larger capability dehumidifiers that employment well in open floor plans and bigger rooms. you may even realize whole-home dehumidifiers that may be connected to or constitutional as a part of your home’s AC system. What area unit the advantages of a Dehumidifier?

    Dehumidifiers take away wetness from the air that provides several edges for householders. Latest transportable unit’s area unit quieter than previous generations. Whereas a number of these units do need you to empty the water pan once it’s full, others may be connected on to a discharge drain. you furthermore might don’t got to worry concerning emotion the water pan on whole-home systems.

    Some of the additional common edges gained include: Better indoor air quality. It’s necessary to take care of the correct wetness levels within the home year-round. Throughout the hotter spring, summer, and fall months, wetness levels area unit abundant higher, that the air within can even be additional wet.

    Reduces and eliminates musty odours from the house. If your home smells musty, this can be a symptom you have got high wetness inside. Often employing a dehumidifier will facilitate get obviate this odour and build your home smell higher. Helps alleviate allergies.

    If you suffer from allergies, higher wetness levels will generally trigger reactions. Lowering the quantity of wetness can facilitate those with allergies to dirt, pet dander, pollen, dust mites, mould, and mildew. Helps cut back wheezing symptoms in individuals with the asthma attack, yet as alternative metastasis conditions.
    Inflated wetness levels will irritate metastasis conditions, together with an asthma attack. Reducing wetness levels makes it easier to breathe Associate in Nursing avoid having an attack. Reduces the probability of mildew and mildew within the home. Mildew and mildew thrive in damp, damp, and wet environments.

    this can be why each area unit generally found primarily in loos. Yet, if you have got issues with mildew and mildew in alternative rooms of the house, you may wish to scale back wetness levels to resolve this issue. Slows the expansion and unfold of dirt mites.

    dirt mites area unit little microscopic creatures that prey on pet dander and dead skin cells. They thrive and increase in numbers once there are a unit higher wetness levels within the house. Reducing the quantity of wetness within the air helps cut back their numbers.

    Helps cut back condensation issues at intervals the house. If you notice condensation on your walls, windows, or alternative areas within the house, typically this can be} often caused by the cooled indoor air reacting with the wetness of the air. Because it cools, it turns from a vapour into water.
    Makes you feel cooler once inside. Removing excess wetness can build the indoor air feel cooler naturally since a dehumidifier will facilitate cool a space? After you feel cooler, you will not have to be compelled to flip down the thermostat the maximum amount and will save on your cooling prices.

    Why do I want a Dehumidifier in Tampa? Tampa and therefore the entire Tampa Bay space area unit next to the Gulf with varied inlets and alternative fresh rivers, marshes, and streams near. Being close to a continuing supply of water generally leads to higher wetness levels from the first spring through the late fall.
    Not solely is that the out of doors air additional wet, however additionally the air within your home. an honest sign wetness levels have up inside is that if the air feels “stuffy” even whereas the air conditioning is cooling the house. If you would like to come back home to raised quality air that’s not “stuffy” once a protracted day at work, then you may wish to induce a dehumidifier for your home.

    Air Rescue recommends a whole-home dehumidifier answer for homes within the Tampa Bay space. A whole-house answer makes it simple to get rid of wetness from multiple rooms additional with efficiency compared to transportable units. I am a freelance content writer and SEO Expert.
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  • Essential Electrical Services For Risk Free Living

    Doing electrical repairs and maintenance can be a serious task for homeowners. They should not handle it alone as it is highly dangerous and can lead to accidents. In order to reduce the cost of repair and maintenance, most of the people try to repair themselves by reading try-yourself-tips; however it needs high level of expertise.

    The process of doing electrical repair can be quite fatal as well as cost a lot. This is especially when you have little knowledge about the electrical system and associated valuable appliances. In fact, traditional electrical systems are highly complicated and unreliable and may lead to short at any time. However, irrespective of the kind of electrical system you have, it is often possible to make sure that the costs of running, maintaining and repairing it are not as high as usual. If you call any electrician or expert then there are less chances of accident or ill installation of electrical appliances. They perform their duty in a responsive manner and offer a wide range of installation and electrical repair services. They use quality parts and electric fixtures that they feel confident.

    Before offering any service, they inspect the whole system and if necessary repair the sub panel. It is an additional panel separate from the main panel that can be used to add circuits. They evaluate your needs and service and install sub panels for your power requirements. Smoke detectors are also highly important for the residential and commercial purposes. Experienced electricians can strategically locate smoke detectors for maximum comfort. It also ensures low risk of fire and smoke in homes.

    Expert electricians can insure that the presence of smoke will be discovered in case of any smoke or fire. They can install and make recommendations for your peace of mind. Making sure that installation of smoke detectors is done correctly ensures that the system works optimally.

    You can also request for the complete illumination of the house. They provide proper lighting that illuminates the area and also encompasses a wide variety of uses, both inside the home and out. They will work with you on providing the most comprehensive indoor or outdoor lighting solutions for you. As a matter of fact, they also offer electrical lighting repair or installation and new electrical circuits for equipment services. They maintain honesty and integrity in their services and ensure that the services they provide are of high-precision.

    The author is associated with J-Five Electric. J-Five Electric is Plano, Dallas electrician proudly serving Dallas TX and surrounding areas for over 17 years, offering residential and commercial equipment upgrade and electrical installation services. Electrical contractors provide electrical repairs, electrical lighting, electrical panels as well as a wide variety of other services.

  • Earn While You Learn Electric Repairs

    Finding the best electrical repair service or a Plumber in London for your home or for your office is not any easy task. Any mistakes in electrical repairs can cost you more money and most of all it can risk your safety. Therefore, only trained and skilled professional can provide you the best electrical repair services.They can also issue you gas safety reports, boiler servicing for your existing boiler or water heater and combi boiler swops.

    London Team is one such organization that promises to solve all your repair and maintenance services. It offer expert plumbers, electricians, gas engineers, heating engineers, decorators, handymen and security experts under one roof, who are experienced and reliable trade experts. The objective of the team is to make every customer happy and satisfied.Plumbing has always been a rock-solid career choice in London as it is a vast, sprawling metropolis that requires a great deal of plumbing expertise in order to keep the pipes and waterworks going. Therefore, while practicing as an emergency plumber in London you can grow substantially with financial gains. Even as a temporary career, trying out this profession could surely help you in saving some bucks that might be useful for buying your dream house in London.

    The plumbers provided by London Team are expert enough to serve your tiniest need to complete bathroom refurbishment. They are experience in kitchen plumbing, bathroom plumbing, and radiator installation and appliance repairs. They can also issue you gas safety reports, boiler servicing for your existing boiler or water heater and combi boiler swops.

    The electricians provided by the London team are all trade accredited and specializes in electrical installations and Electrical Installation repairs. At your residence or at your workplace, if your electrics are not working properly, then London team is here at your rescue, to provide you with electric repairs services and emergency electronic repairs throughout the London that are high in standard and professional in services .So, if you want to start your career as a plumber in London or as an Electrical Repairs technician, then join the London Team where you can learn the practical side of your job and at the same time rake in some moolah to fulfill your dreams.

    The London Team offers 24hr emergency plumbers, electricians, gas safe register, Plumber in London and Electrical Repairs services in the whole London area.

  • What does bowchicawowa mean – Answers

    It’s an onomatopoeic word. Usually used to describe sex or porn.

    It’s taken from the soundtrack of your typical porn flick, which usually has a “boom-chicka-boom” rhythm to go along with the sex child.

    That I’m pretty?
    what do you mean? what do you mean?what do you mean? what do you mean?what do you mean? what do you mean?what do you mean? what do you mean?what do you mean? what do you mean?what do you mean? what do you mean?

    Who was king Henry and what did he do?
    he was a mean person who lived with mean people in a mean castle on a mean hill in a mean country in a mean continent in a mean world in a mean solar system in a mean galaxy in a mean universe in a mean dimension

    What is the reference point of a standard deviation?
    The mean. The mean. The mean. The mean.

    What does hanauma mean?
    what does hanauma Mean? what does hanauma Mean? what does hanauma Mean?

    How to poison groundhogs?
    that’s mean that’s mean that’s mean that’s mean that’s mean

    What does vicious mean?
    It mean bad, evil,and mean mean, evil, brutal

    What does ‘mean’ mean in math?
    the mean is an average of a set of numbers

    Did he had the concept of venn diagram?
    The answer will depend on who you mean by HE. The answer will depend on who you mean by HE. The answer will depend on who you mean by HE. The answer will depend on who you mean by HE.

    Is an arithmetic mean a weighted mean or a weighted mean an arithmetic mean?
    The arithmetic mean is a weighted mean where each observation is given the same weight.

    What does the 12 Chinese zodiac animals meant?
    rat mean intense. ox mean calm , born tiger mean powerful rabbit mean good friend dragon mean strong snake mean prudent horse mean popular goat mean shy monkey mean inventor rooster mean organized dog mean intelligent pig mean honest that are what the 12 chinese zodiac animals mean

    What does Vous êtes laid mean?
    The basic meaning is ‘you are ugly’. It can also mean ‘you are mean’. This is mean as in ‘mean and nasty’, not as in ‘ungenerous’.

    Are collies mean?
    No they are not mean. Well they can be mean if you are mean to them. But they are mostly sweet and loving dogs.

    What does the aumred mean?
    Do you mean ”What does the AUM Mantra mean?”

    What does GRI mean?
    What does GRI mean? What does GRI mean?

    Does mean mean average?
    No, but sometimes “average” means “mean” – when it doesn’t mean median, geometric mean, or something else entirely.

    What is a metaphor for being mean?
    He is as mean as a copperhead snake He is as mean as an angry bear He is as mean as a bottle of brandy He is as mean a black woman

    What does it mean if you are a guy and have a boyfriend?
    What do you mean “what does it mean”? It doesn’t “mean” anything, it’s just a fact.

    What nationality is Armenian mean?
    Do you mean “What nationality is Armenia mean to?” If you meant that, they are mean to Azerbaijanis and Turks.

    What does it mean when a guy says you mean a lot to him?
    exactly that. you mean alot to him. exactly that. you mean alot to him.

    What is the definition of Rafft in ela?
    R mean reastate the question. A mean answer it. F mean for example. F mean for example. T mean this show that. RAFFT that what it mean in Ela

    How do you use ‘mean’ in a sentence?
    Some example sentences using the word “mean”: Louisa was upset because the other girls were mean to her. I will try to explain what I mean. The girls said that they didn’t mean to be mean.

    What is a sentence using the word mean?
    I didn’t mean what I said. What does antidisestablishmentarianism mean? My sister is mean. I don’t like being mean. The mean of a set of values is the average. The mean temperature is much lower in the valley in spring.

    How do you use the word ‘mean’ in a sentence?
    mean like rude or not nice, or mean like something you ‘mean’ to say? That bully was being really mean, so I reported him. or Did you mean to say cluck and not clock?

    What simile can I use to rhyme with mean?
    mean as an angry marine mean as a virgin queen mean as a nuclear submarine mean as Paula Deen

    What is the (mean) of 120 and 160?
    The arithmetic mean is 140. The geometric mean is approx 138.56 and the harmonic mean is approx 137.14

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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy

    Solar energy can be used for electricity, central heating, heated water, cooking, and even for producing salt desalination. Solar power comes from the suns rays. Solar energy is known to be very environmentally friendly. However, when the suns rays move into the earths atmosphere it is quite dilute.

    Although solar energy is recognized as being very environmentally favorable it doesn’t only have advantages, but some disadvantages, as well. Lets talk about some of the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy.

    Lets start with the all-important advantage of solar energy. Solar energy is clean. To make electricity or heat with solar energy you only need the sun rays. There’s no need to use fossil fuel in conjunction with sun rays to create electricity or heating. You simply need a solar energy collector or solar power panels in order to collect the suns solar energy.

    Solar energy is cheaper than conventional electric . That is another featured reward of solar energy. By just utilizing solar energy you can save a lot of money on heat. In return you will have smaller electric bills and it also means that you don’t have to maintain heaters or furnaces.

    If you live in a remote area where there are no power-lines solar energy may very well be your best solution. There are rural areas where power companies have no means to access your home. Solar energy is a great alternative because it provides you with everything from heating water, a supply of electricity, and even cooking, and that pretty well covers all of the bases.

    Another excellent use of solar energy is for desalination in regions where fresh, drinkable water is non-existent. Solar energy evaporates brine and leaves the salt crystals in the bottom of the basin. The water in turn condenses into another basin where it is now potable.

    While all of the above-mentioned is very useful, solar energy also has some disadvantages. These disadvantages also need to be hashed out to paint a complete picture.

    The primary disadvantage of solar energy is that its dilute. This means that you need a lot of solar collectors installed around your house. Solar energy may be really cheap but the solar collectors are relatively high-priced and call for regular maintenance in order to work properly and efficiently. If you decide to go with solar energy you want to calculate your ROI (return on investment) in order to know if the investment will be worth it.

    One big disadvantage is that you need the suns rays to make use of solar energy. If you are located in a part of the world where there is very little sun light then this could be a problem. In other areas, the suns rays are almost always covered in clouds making solar energy collectors less effective. You should first know if the sunshine in your area is abundant for the biggest part of the year. Of course if you live in desert areas like in Arizona or New Mexico the sun produces a lot of sunshine for the majority of the year and is perfect for solar energy collection.

    In Conclusion the sun only shines during the day. Therefore if you need electricity or hot water during the nighttime, like many of us do, it can be a problem. You will need a backup system like the local electric company or you will need to store the electric for later use. There are battery systems available, that can store electric for use when the sun goes down.

    Solar energy is very clean and an substitute to traditional heating and tan vu phat electrical systems.Although this is true it is also good to recognize the disadvantages of solar energy. If you are looking at using solar energy you must read this first to make a wise decision.

  • How to Deal With Water Damage at Home

    Flooded water can cause a lot of damage to your home. It can ruin your prized possessions such as furniture, electronics, etc. Water-damage also leads to the growth of moulds in your home. Mould growth not only ruins walls, furniture, carpets, and flooring. It can also lead to poor indoor air quality causing various respiratory problems and allergies such as asthma, rashes, running nose, etc. Sometimes, it can also lead to severe illness.

    Preventing mould growth from water damage is extremely important for keeping the environment hygienic and healthy inside your home. If you are able to act quickly, you can minimize the damage and possibly save your home from severe damage. You can use these tactics to deal with damage caused by flooded water.

    Unplug all the Electronic Appliances: Once, you see water entering your house, you should turn of the main power switch and tan vu phat unplug all the electronic appliances in your home such as washing machine, television, microwave, etc. This will prevent chances of short-circuit and will protect the appliances from being damaged.

    Get Rid of Water: If the level of water is not that high, you can manage to get rid of it by using certain DIY techniques such as using buckets, towels, and mops to soak water. Using small water transfer pumps is also a good idea as there are various high-power household pumps are available in the market. Vacuum pumps can also be used to get rid of water but you have to be careful while using it as it runs on electricity.

    Search for a Reputed Home Restoration Company: You need to make sure that you look for a water damage restoration company licensed to provide services in your area. A trustworthy restoration company will have cleaning and restoration certification or a similar professional certificate to deal with water-damage to properties.

    Number of Services: A company that offers a wide range of restoration services such as water-damage control, asbestos removal, fire-smoke damage, construction, and mould removal in Toronto is far more reliable and suitable than a company which only offers restoration in the case of water damage. This is one of the easiest ways to determine general expertise. Many companies also provide services such as asbestos removal in Mississauga.

    Response Time: In situations of emergency such as water damage or smoke damage situations, it is very important that restoration teams arrive on site as soon as possible. Therefore, a company that addresses your issues quickly whether you call them or contact them online is the one that can be considered dependable.

    Canada’s Restoration Services is a leading provider of mold and asbestos removal in Toronto and its surrounding communities. The company’s professional team takes great pride in helping make homes safe for their occupants.

  • The Benefits Of Humidifiers And Dehumidifiers

    Aside from your home’s heating and air-con (AC) system, 2 “accessories” some householders use are humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
    These optional elements offer completely different advantages to make sure indoor air quality is maintained year spherical. they assist enhance the efficiency of your home heating and cooling system, also as facilitate keep ducts cleaner, therefore, you wish less frequent duct cleanup.

    The objective of each humidifier and dehumidifiers is to manage and control the quantity of ratio within the air within the house. Ideally, you would like to own indoor air humidness levels between thirty-fifth and five hundredth ratios. Within the season, you may need the humidness levels to be closer to five hundredths, while within the warmer months you would like to stay the share of wetness within the high 30s to low 40s.

    Let’s take a glance at what humidifiers and dehumidifiers are, the advantages they supply, and why you wish one for your Tampa Bay space home. What Is a Humidifier? A humidifier helps add wetness to indoor air. It’s excellent for dry air conditions that may cause wetness levels to drop below thirty-fifth ratios.
    There are a unit little units that employment well in little, individual rooms. You may additionally realize larger units that facilitate wash multiple rooms or larger areas in open floor plans. Additionally, there are unit humidifiers that may be connected on to your home’s heat system to wash the whole home.

    What area unit the advantages of a Humidifier? ac repair service center in jaipur
    During the colder winter months, the ratio of out of doors air drops considerably. This drop additionally happens within your home. Because the wetness levels drop, it will cause a range of issues, from dry skin to colds and contagion. Employing a humidifier offers these benefits: Help keep skin soft and damp.

    If you notice your skin cracking, peeling, or feeling restless within the winter, you presumably have low wetness levels. Help keep indoor plants healthy. Even your houseplants will suffer from reduced wetness levels within the winter. Whereas they are doing get some wetness after you water them, they additionally attract water from the encircling air.

    If you notice your plants don’t appear happy within the season, it can be caused by lean wetness within the air. Helps cut back the unfold of sicknesses. Microorganism and viruses area unit unable to unfold as simply in wet air. This can be why individuals seldom get a chilly or contagion during the summer.
    Helps stop sinus infections/problems. If you have got sinus issues or get regular sinus infections within the winter, increasing the quantity of wetness within the air will facilitate. As you take a breath the humidified air, it restores wetness to the nasal and sinus passages.

    Increases recovery time do you have to get sick. Within the event, you are doing get a chilly, flu, or sinus infection, employing a humidifier will facilitate shorten the time you’re sick. Symptoms like inflammatory disease, running nose, coughing, and sternutation are reduced with higher wetness levels.
    Makes it feel hotter within on those cold and brisk days. Dry air can feel colder than it extremely is attributable to the dearth of wetness. Humidifying the air helps add wetness and this additionally helps cause you to feel more well-off. As such, you will not have to be compelled to keep the thermostat set as high and will cut back your heating bills.

    Eliminates electricity from the air. If you have got issues with electricity within the season, this can be as a result of there’s not enough wetness within the air. Employing a humidifier can get obviate electricity and people surprise shocks! Why Do I want a Humidifier in Tampa?
    Tampa and therefore the Tampa Bay space tend to be heated with wet air conditions most of the year, although, from Gregorian calendar month through mid-to-late Gregorian calendar month, temperatures will become unseasonably cold with none warning. Whenever the airstream drops and pulls the cold northern air down from North American nation, it will reach all the thanks to the Tampa Bay space.

    If it remains around for many days, the wetness levels quickly drop. In addition, with cooler winter temperatures and shorter days, the wetness levels also will drop on their own. this can be why Associate in Nursing 80-degree day in January feels way more snug than Associate in Nursing 80-degree day in April.
    This past winter, temperatures were abundant colder than they need be in quite it slow. If your veteran a shock after you opened your January heating bill, you certainly ought to think about obtaining a humidifier before next winter-not to say all the opposite edges it will offer to up the indoor air quality throughout the season in your home.

    What Is a Dehumidifier? A dehumidifier helps take away wetness from indoor air. It’s well-suited for wet conditions wherever indoor wetness levels area unit above five hundredth ratios. There are a unit little dehumidifiers that may be utilized in one area and area unit excellent for tiny rooms within the home.
    There are larger capability dehumidifiers that employment well in open floor plans and bigger rooms. you may even realize whole-home dehumidifiers that may be connected to or constitutional as a part of your home’s AC system. What area unit the advantages of a Dehumidifier?

    Dehumidifiers take away wetness from the air that provides several edges for householders. Latest transportable unit’s area unit quieter than previous generations. Whereas a number of these units do need you to empty the water pan once it’s full, others may be connected on to a discharge drain. you furthermore might don’t got to worry concerning emotion the water pan on whole-home systems.

    Some of the additional common edges gained include: Better indoor air quality. It’s necessary to take care of the correct wetness levels within the home year-round. Throughout the hotter spring, summer, and fall months, wetness levels area unit abundant higher, that the air within can even be additional wet.

    Reduces and eliminates musty odours from the house. If your home smells musty, this can be a symptom you have got high wetness inside. Often employing a dehumidifier will facilitate get obviate this odour and build your home smell higher. Helps alleviate allergies.

    If you suffer from allergies, higher wetness levels will generally trigger reactions. Lowering the quantity of wetness can facilitate those with allergies to dirt, pet dander, pollen, dust mites, mould, and mildew. Helps cut back wheezing symptoms in individuals with the asthma attack, yet as alternative metastasis conditions.
    Inflated wetness levels will irritate metastasis conditions, together with an asthma attack. Reducing wetness levels makes it easier to breathe Associate in Nursing avoid having an attack. Reduces the probability of mildew and mildew within the home. Mildew and mildew thrive in damp, damp, and wet environments.

    this can be why each area unit generally found primarily in loos. Yet, if you have got issues with mildew and mildew in alternative rooms of the house, you may wish to scale back wetness levels to resolve this issue. Slows the expansion and unfold of dirt mites.

    dirt mites area unit little microscopic creatures that prey on pet dander and dead skin cells. They thrive and increase in numbers once there are a unit higher wetness levels within the house. Reducing the quantity of wetness within the air helps cut back their numbers.

    Helps cut back condensation issues at intervals the house. If you notice condensation on your walls, tan vu phat windows, or alternative areas within the house, typically this can be} often caused by the cooled indoor air reacting with the wetness of the air. Because it cools, it turns from a vapour into water.
    Makes you feel cooler once inside. Removing excess wetness can build the indoor air feel cooler naturally since a dehumidifier will facilitate cool a space? After you feel cooler, you will not have to be compelled to flip down the thermostat the maximum amount and will save on your cooling prices.

    Why do I want a Dehumidifier in Tampa? Tampa and therefore the entire Tampa Bay space area unit next to the Gulf with varied inlets and alternative fresh rivers, marshes, and streams near. Being close to a continuing supply of water generally leads to higher wetness levels from the first spring through the late fall.
    Not solely is that the out of doors air additional wet, however additionally the air within your home. an honest sign wetness levels have up inside is that if the air feels “stuffy” even whereas the air conditioning is cooling the house. If you would like to come back home to raised quality air that’s not “stuffy” once a protracted day at work, then you may wish to induce a dehumidifier for your home.

    Air Rescue recommends a whole-home dehumidifier answer for homes within the Tampa Bay space. A whole-house answer makes it simple to get rid of wetness from multiple rooms additional with efficiency compared to transportable units. I am a freelance content writer and SEO Expert.
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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy

    Solar energy can be used for electricity, central heating, heated water, cooking, and even for producing salt desalination. Solar power comes from the suns rays. Solar energy is known to be very environmentally friendly. However, when the suns rays move into the earths atmosphere it is quite dilute.

    Although solar energy is recognized as being very environmentally favorable it doesn’t only have advantages, but some disadvantages, as well. Lets talk about some of the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy.

    Lets start with the all-important advantage of solar energy. Solar energy is clean. To make electricity or heat with solar energy you only need the sun rays. There’s no need to use fossil fuel in conjunction with sun rays to create electricity or heating. You simply need a solar energy collector or tan vu phat solar power panels in order to collect the suns solar energy.

    Solar energy is cheaper than conventional electric . That is another featured reward of solar energy. By just utilizing solar energy you can save a lot of money on heat. In return you will have smaller electric bills and it also means that you don’t have to maintain heaters or furnaces.

    If you live in a remote area where there are no power-lines solar energy may very well be your best solution. There are rural areas where power companies have no means to access your home. Solar energy is a great alternative because it provides you with everything from heating water, a supply of electricity, and even cooking, and that pretty well covers all of the bases.

    Another excellent use of solar energy is for desalination in regions where fresh, drinkable water is non-existent. Solar energy evaporates brine and leaves the salt crystals in the bottom of the basin. The water in turn condenses into another basin where it is now potable.

    While all of the above-mentioned is very useful, solar energy also has some disadvantages. These disadvantages also need to be hashed out to paint a complete picture.

    The primary disadvantage of solar energy is that its dilute. This means that you need a lot of solar collectors installed around your house. Solar energy may be really cheap but the solar collectors are relatively high-priced and call for regular maintenance in order to work properly and efficiently. If you decide to go with solar energy you want to calculate your ROI (return on investment) in order to know if the investment will be worth it.

    One big disadvantage is that you need the suns rays to make use of solar energy. If you are located in a part of the world where there is very little sun light then this could be a problem. In other areas, the suns rays are almost always covered in clouds making solar energy collectors less effective. You should first know if the sunshine in your area is abundant for the biggest part of the year. Of course if you live in desert areas like in Arizona or New Mexico the sun produces a lot of sunshine for the majority of the year and is perfect for solar energy collection.

    In Conclusion the sun only shines during the day. Therefore if you need electricity or hot water during the nighttime, like many of us do, it can be a problem. You will need a backup system like the local electric company or you will need to store the electric for later use. There are battery systems available, that can store electric for use when the sun goes down.

    Solar energy is very clean and an substitute to traditional heating and electrical systems.Although this is true it is also good to recognize the disadvantages of solar energy. If you are looking at using solar energy you must read this first to make a wise decision.

  • How to Choose a Commercial Plumbing Repair Service?

    As a commercial business owner, you will need common plumbing services on a daily basis. However, when an emergency or crisis strikes, you will need the help of a commercial plumbing repair company to fix the problems as soon as possible. Professionals working in this field are able to fix any type of problem, simple or complex easily as they go through extensive training in their respective industry. They are equipped with the technical skills, expertise and knowledge to address any kind of plumbing issues.

    Many commercial property owners and managers face difficulties when looking for a commercial plumbing service as there are many such service providers in the market and they all promise to offer excellent services. So, many make the mistake of hiring service providers that offer substandard services. So, it is important they should consider some tips while finding a plumbing company that can address the issues professionally in their business or office space.

    If you are an owner of a business property or an office space, you should consider following the below- mentioned tips.

    Expertise – Expertise of a service provider is an important factor to consider when looking for professional services. It is important check how long the company has been in business. An experienced professional from a reputable company will identify your needs quickly and provide you customized services that will last longer. You will save both time and money. Along with excellent services, they will also provide you excellent customer services.

    Recommendations – Asking your friends, family members or colleagues to recommend you a company for your commercial plumbing and for exterior maintenance service works well. They will give you references of experienced plumbers with whom they have worked in the past. Their knowledge and experience will help you in making an informed decision.

    Reputation – It is always suggested to check the reputation of the company. Additionally, it is important to work with an expert with a proven track record as they will give you a reasonable price. If you want to know the reputation of a company, you should visit their official website. You can read the reviews and testimonials posted on the website to know more about the reputation of the service provider.

    For whatever type of plumbing issue you are having, it is important you keep the above points in mind to choose a reliable and trustworthy commercial plumbing repair company.

  • Earn While You Learn Electric Repairs

    Finding the best electrical repair service or a Plumber in London for your home or for your office is not any easy task. Any mistakes in electrical repairs can cost you more money and most of all it can risk your safety. Therefore, only trained and skilled professional can provide you the best Electrical Installation repair services.They can also issue you gas safety reports, boiler servicing for your existing boiler or water heater and combi boiler swops.

    London Team is one such organization that promises to solve all your repair and maintenance services. It offer expert plumbers, electricians, gas engineers, heating engineers, decorators, handymen and security experts under one roof, who are experienced and reliable trade experts. The objective of the team is to make every customer happy and satisfied.Plumbing has always been a rock-solid career choice in London as it is a vast, sprawling metropolis that requires a great deal of plumbing expertise in order to keep the pipes and waterworks going. Therefore, while practicing as an emergency plumber in London you can grow substantially with financial gains. Even as a temporary career, trying out this profession could surely help you in saving some bucks that might be useful for buying your dream house in London.

    The plumbers provided by London Team are expert enough to serve your tiniest need to complete bathroom refurbishment. They are experience in kitchen plumbing, bathroom plumbing, and radiator installation and appliance repairs. They can also issue you gas safety reports, boiler servicing for your existing boiler or water heater and combi boiler swops.

    The electricians provided by the London team are all trade accredited and specializes in electrical installations and electrical repairs. At your residence or at your workplace, if your electrics are not working properly, then London team is here at your rescue, to provide you with electric repairs services and emergency electronic repairs throughout the London that are high in standard and professional in services .So, if you want to start your career as a plumber in London or as an Electrical Repairs technician, then join the London Team where you can learn the practical side of your job and at the same time rake in some moolah to fulfill your dreams.

    The London Team offers 24hr emergency plumbers, electricians, gas safe register, Plumber in London and Electrical Repairs services in the whole London area.

  • Careers in Clinical Research | ICRI India

    The biotechnology sector is booming. It is creating more opportunities for clinical research professionals who are trained to help & to bring the latest drug therapies from the laboratory to market space. There is an array of job opportunities in the clinical research field today. The demand continues to grow as the drug pipelines swell and the foreseeable future can be seen from here.

    Careers in Clinical Research

    Aside from the physicians who investigate the effects of drug therapies on patient populations, trials require clinical research coordinators, and associates for the same to ensure testing is conducted according to strict FDA guidelines.

    Coordinating the Site

    CRCs also referred to as research nurses. These site managers or site auditors, work at the clinical site, I.e., typically in a hospital under the immediate direction of the investigator. CRCs prepare the site, recruit, screen and enrol patients; ensure that the quality of case report forms; and is maintained by the authentic sources and assures overall site quality.

    Most employers prefer at least two years of acute care nursing experience or some other type of healthcare experience. Full-time CRCs can expect to earn a median salary of about $56,000 a year, according to online salary database. With adequate education plus their on-the-job experience, CRCs can move up to CRA roles.

    Overseeing the Trial

    CRAs, who are required to hold an RN or bachelor’s degree in nursing or life science, such as biology or biochemistry, ensure that research site personnel conduct the study according to Good Clinical Practices. CRAs make sure the site meets all applicable regulatory requirements. They also track adverse events, review the accuracy of drug accountability records and perform other administrative duties.

    “The CRA is the watchdog for the sponsor of the clinical trial,”

    CRAs from ICRI India are usually employed full-time or on a contract basis by the sponsor, which may be a pharmaceutical company or a Contract Research Organization. Biotechnology firms, medical device manufacturers and academic institutions that run compliance programs may also hire CRAs.

    The next step up for a CRA is often a project management role that pays more and offers more responsibility for overseeing trials.

    Education and Training

    Several colleges and universities now offer degree programs or certificates in clinical research. The finest is ICRI India.

    Continuing-education credits for healthcare professionals interested in moving into clinical research, a publishing and information services company), among others.

    Additionally, professional organisations offer certifications that can enhance a clinical research professional’s credentials.

    Breaking into the Field

    If you’re pursuing a healthcare degree now, paying your dues as an administrative or project assistant or performing data-entry functions at a research site will allow you to familiarise yourself with the requirements and regulations that govern clinical trials. With that knowledge, you’ll stand a better chance of obtaining a CRA position once you graduate.

    Your best bet is to network and brings your skills and abilities to the forefront. ICRI India is a professional institution which has local chapters that put you in contact with clinical research leaders in your community. For any queries, feel free to contact us at https://www.icriindia.com/contact

     

  • Is your new rental home tech-ready?

    id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Moving into a new rental property? Make sure you perform your due diligence, because some landlord obligations (or lack thereof) may surprise you.

    (New Lundby Stockholm at night image by The Shopping Sherpa, CC BY-ND 2.0) When you’re renting, some things are accepted as a given. You’ll have four walls and a roof, hot water, electricity, a phone line and a TV aerial.

    Only, not all of those things are always true.

    Electricity
    Here’s something funny: in Victoria, landlords are not legally obligated to provide electricity. If it’s already installed, then landlords have specific obligations to maintain it, but they’re not legally required to provide it in the first instance.

    The good news is that most rental properties will have electricity installed, and it’s pretty easy to verify this with a quick property inspection. (Pro tip: always, always perform a property inspection.)

    According to Mark O’Brien, CEO of the Tenancy Union Victoria, “If there is electricity there, the landlord’s obliged to maintain the wires on the house side of the switchboard.” (And the switchboard itself.) Anything on the other side is the government’s responsibility.

    Chris Martin, senior policy officer at Tenants’ Union NSW, said, “Landlords are obligated to provide premises that are habitable and in a reasonable state of repair.” He added that the supply of electricity may be part of the obligation to provide habitable premises. The unspoken implication is that they also may not.

    However, it is clear that if electricity is provided, the landlord has to maintain it — which means keeping wiring safe and attending to any repairs as soon as possible.

    According to the Tenants’ Union of Tasmania, “A landlord or agent is required to maintain the rental premises in nearly the same condition as they existed at the beginning of the tenancy. This means that a landlord/agent may not be obliged to carry out repairs to any problems that existed before the tenancy commenced.”

    Check with your local tenancy advice centre (see the links at the bottom of this article) to find out what your recourse is if the landlord doesn’t respond within a reasonable timeframe or if your house becomes unliveable. You may be eligible for a rent reduction or refund, or to be compensated for money spent on a hotel stay.

    Phone connection
    Under this umbrella also falls the internet connection, and the long and short of it is: landlords are not required to provide one.

    It can be a bit tricky, though; you may spy phone-connection ports during the house inspection, but that doesn’t mean they’re operational.

    O’Brien said it comes down to asking questions.

    “Ask questions like, ‘Did the previous tenant have the phone connected?’ or ‘Is the phone connection operational?'” he advises.

    If they’re not, you could be in for a hefty sum — the cost of getting the phone line installed or repaired falls to you — and then you have to pay your phone provider an initial connection fee. Telstra charges AU$299 for the first time a phone is connected to a new line, which is on top of the electrician costs.

    Interestingly, this rarely happens in Queensland. Under the previous tribunal, a phone line was considered as being an essential part of a liveable home; therefore, very few homes are without a working phone line, even though under the current tribunal the landlord is not required to provide one.

    Now, it has been noted that getting a phone line installed does add value to a property (you can’t exactly take it with you when you leave), so you may be able to work out an agreement with your landlord for them to wear part or all of the cost — but this is ultimately at the landlord’s discretion, and is in no way reliable.

    (Side note: if you wind up in a house without a working phone port, there are options available, such as Vivid Wireless, which has a plan that includes a VoIP phone and unlimited broadband connection. If you want to access services such as IPTV, you will possibly also need a set of wireless range extenders, but it can be made to work.)

    If the phone line is in working condition when you move in, and reaches a state where it requires repairs, you need to contact your landlord in writing. Unfortunately, the phone line falls under the “non-urgent” umbrella of repairs, which means that you should absolutely not arrange to have it repaired yourself unless the landlord gives you the go-ahead. The good news is that there’s still a window of time in which the landlord must complete repairs.

    The landlord is responsible for maintaining the phone line if it was in working order when the tenant signed the lease.

    Television aerial and other installations
    Actually, this is pretty much the same as a telephone line. If there’s one in place, or a satellite dish, that’s awesome! Even better, if it works, your landlord has to fix it if it breaks.

    According to Martin, “Anything provided with the premises, the landlord is obliged to keep in a state of repair. If there’s a working aerial, you should expect it to work.”

    If there’s not one … guess what? Yep, it’s all on you. But you can’t just start installing satellite dishes and 2-metre aerials willy-nilly; any alterations that you wish to make to the existing premises you need to get permission to perform.

    This stands true for all alterations, actually: if you want safety switches installed; if you want a wall mount for your television; if you want to install a server rack; if you want to install an air conditioner. When you sign a lease, you sign it for the existing property as is, and any improvements must be approved by the property owner.

    It should be noted that if your equipment makes no impact on the property — for example, tan vu phat a window-mounted air conditioner or a portable server rack — you don’t need permission.

    “If it’s a fixture,” according to Penny Carr, state-wide coordinator of the Tenants’ Union of Queensland, “the tenants need to put a request in writing; and have in writing what will happen at the end of the tenancy, whether they’ll leave it in, take it with them and fix any damages.” Carr warns that without a written stipulation, damages may be taken out of the tenant’s bond.

    If you’re in NSW, there’s good news: legally, a landlord can’t refuse you any reasonable requests for alteration. The bad news is that what’s considered as being “reasonable” varies from case to case. If you’re in any of the other states, the landlord is allowed to refuse on any grounds.

    For Victorians, the good news is that if your rent is going to increase, and you have made alterations to the property, you can petition Consumer Affairs for an assessment, which will take those alterations into account. However, if the price of your rent is still a fair market price after the increase, you’re going to be out of luck.

    Know the rules
    Really, there are only a few things that we can tell you for certain.

    Always perform a house inspection before renting a property

    Write down a list of questions for the landlord or estate agent. These can be about the working order of the fittings and about your recourse for repairs

    If you want repairs, the landlord is responsible. If you want installations, you are responsible

    If you want to make alterations, you have to ask the landlord. There is no guarantee they will say yes

    Read your tenants’ handbook to find out what your rights are

    If you are unsure about anything, or feel that you are being treated unfairly, the tenants’ union is on your side, and there to help. Each state is different and has different rules. You can find your local help centre in the list below.

    Good luck, and happy renting.

    ACT: Tenants’ Union of ACT

    NSW: Tenants’ Union of NSW

    NT: Tenants’ Advice Service

    Qld: Tenants’ Union of Queensland

    SA: South Australia Office of Consumer and Business Services

    Tas: Tenants’ Union of Tasmania

    Vic: Tenants’ Union of Victoria

    WA: Tenants’ Advice Service of Western Australia

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  • Install A Water Heater Timer To Save Energy

    Most people are willing to do the little things to save energy and money, but all too often they just do not know what options are available to them. Well, if you are one of the millions of US homeowners that are using an electric storage tank water heater, one of these small things that can make a big impact is installing a timer to regulate when there is power to your water heater and save energy. With the high cost of energy these days, a little extra savings every month can add up to big savings on your budget.

    The idea behind installing a timer stems from the inherent inefficiency in the design of a tank water heater. These models are great and do a fantastic job as evidenced by their continuing popularity to this very day. They are affordable and reliable, lasting for many years. But the design of these units leaves a bit to be desired in terms of energy efficiency. The way a conventional tank storage unit works is that water enters a large tank and gets heated by two elements. There is one element up top and one at the bottom of the tank.

    The flaw in the design that renders these models less than optimal in performing their jobs is the fact that water that gets heated and does not get used will eventually cool down and require heating again. This inefficient cycle gets repeated over and over again until the water is finally used in your home. Each time that water gets heated and goes unused, you are wasting energy throwing away money.

    That brings us to one practical solution to this problem. If homeowners will take the opportunity to install a timer, then you can prevent the cycle of heating and cooling and only heat water when it is really needed. If your water heater has an adequate first hour heating rating, you only need to give the unit a one hour head start on heating the water you will need in order to have a sufficient supply for your use.

    This is a project that most people can do themselves without the assistance of a plumber but there are some situations where installing a water heater timer makes sense and some where it doesn’t. If you have already installed a heat trap and insulated your pipes, you won’t reap the same benefits as homeowners that do not have heat traps and insulation in place. Also, tan vu phat timers are not a good fit for gas-powered units.

    Saving money can be simple once consumers know what their options are and then they take action on the ones that are a good fit for their homes. Installing a water heater timer is one of these simple tasks that people with electric water heaters can perform and save energy and money. You get the financial savings as well as the satisfaction that comes from knowing that you are being a responsible user of the planet’s natural resources.

  • Earn While You Learn Electric Repairs

    Finding the best electrical repair service or a Plumber in London for your home or for your office is not any easy task. Any mistakes in electrical repairs can cost you more money and most of all it can risk your safety. Therefore, only trained and skilled professional can provide you the best electrical repair services.They can also issue you gas safety reports, boiler servicing for your existing boiler or water heater and combi boiler swops.

    London Team is one such organization that promises to solve all your repair and maintenance services. It offer expert plumbers, electricians, gas engineers, heating engineers, decorators, handymen and security experts under one roof, who are experienced and reliable trade experts. The objective of the team is to make every customer happy and satisfied.Plumbing has always been a rock-solid career choice in London as it is a vast, sprawling metropolis that requires a great deal of plumbing expertise in order to keep the pipes and waterworks going. Therefore, while practicing as an emergency plumber in London you can grow substantially with financial gains. Even as a temporary career, trying out this profession could surely help you in saving some bucks that might be useful for buying your dream house in London.

    The plumbers provided by London Team are expert enough to serve your tiniest need to complete bathroom refurbishment. They are experience in kitchen plumbing, bathroom plumbing, and radiator installation and appliance repairs. They can also issue you gas safety reports, boiler servicing for your existing boiler or water heater and combi boiler swops.

    The electricians provided by the London team are all trade accredited and specializes in electrical installations and electrical repairs. At your residence or at your workplace, if your electrics are not working properly, then London team is here at your rescue, to provide you with electric repairs services and emergency electronic repairs throughout the London that are high in standard and professional in services .So, if you want to start your career as a plumber in London or as an Electrical Repairs technician, then join the London Team where you can learn the practical side of your job and at the same time rake in some moolah to fulfill your dreams.

    The London Team offers 24hr emergency plumbers, electricians, gas safe register, Plumber in London and Electrical Installation Repairs services in the whole London area.

  • The unsung heroes of Comic-Con are there for your wardrobe malfunctions

    id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Tania González/CNET Even Black Panther can suffer a wardrobe malfunction.

    Filling out the famed vibranium suit wasn’t King T’Challa, but Brandon Meister, a 24-year-old video editor who made the trip out from Reno, Nevada, to San Diego Comic-Con. For the last several hours, a broken zipper in the back of his left boot threatened to erase the trademark calm and calculating Black Panther demeanor.

    “I was getting pissed,” Meister said.

    Now playing: Watch this: Cosplay medics are here for your costume emergency 2:40 Fortunately for Meister, there was Caitlin Brown. After a quick phone call for help, Brown races over and begins applying Gorilla Tape to his boot. Meister, who cut a striking figure in his costume, continues to pose with convention attendees even as Brown crouched behind him to finish her repair work.

    “Thank you so much,” he gushed.

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    Like field medics in a war zone, volunteers like Brown roam around the halls and surrounding grounds or work in small booths tucked in convention centers, patching up torn uniforms, dented armor or tangled wigs. People can call them or flag them down Rewiring in person. And as the sophistication of costume interpretations of everything from Star Wars’ General Grievous to Overwatch’s Reinhardt rises, so do the need for potential repairs.

    These “cosplay medics” make up a small but unique sliver of the cosplay community, which showed up in force at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The event, which draws more than 135,000 people to the annual geek haven, is considered a pop culture touchstone known most for attracting big stars and headlines about upcoming blockbuster movies and television shows. But just as central to the event are the throngs of cosplayers who come to show off, mingle or just temporarily embrace a playful new identity.

    Brandon Meister, dressed as Black Panther, awaits cosplay repair assistance from Caitlin Brown.

    John Kim/CNET Cosplay repair specialists like Brown are there to ensure the experience goes a little smoother.  And they’re free of charge.

    “Seeing people happy and smiling and being able to go back to enjoy their convention is payment to me,” she said.

    That may come as a shock to outsiders. But the idea of giving back is at the heart of cosplay culture, which espouses a level of inclusion and support among strangers rarely seen elsewhere. This volunteer work represents one of the purest forms of devotion to the geek community.

    Seeing people happy and smiling and being able to go back to enjoy their convention is payment to me. Caitlin Brown, aka Sergeant Swift Stitch “If someone’s cosplay malfunctions, no one is enjoying that moment, so by stepping up to help, you are saving the day and at the same time, basically spreading good cosplay karma,” said Joan Miller, a doctoral student at USC who wrote her master’s thesis on cross-racial cosplay.

    These acts of goodwill also run counter to the more prevailing impression of fandom — one of entitled outrage, subreddit flame wars and endless trolling. Those issues are real, with several panels this week devoted to discussing these problems. But generally, cosplayers don’t care if you’re dressed as Captain Picard or Obi-Wan Kenobi, as long as you put in the effort to make that costume.

    At Comic-Con, there’s a real need for these volunteers. The event itself doesn’t offer repair services, which are available at smaller cons. The convention doesn’t have the real estate to accommodate it, but is discussing the possibility of whether it can expand its facility, according to David Glanzer, chief communications officer for Comic-Con.

  • Wool duo’s merger sends UK’s competition watchdog into a spin

    A recent merger between two wool companies poses ‘serious competition concerns for carpet manufacturers’ across the country, according to the UK’s competition watchdog.

    Earlier this year, 100-year-old Dewsbury-based Lawton Yarns collapsed into the hands of administrators at Moorfields Advisory, and some of the company’s assets and goodwill was quickly sold to Danspin, a wool company based in Denmark.

    Both companies provide yarn that is used to make woollen carpets nationally and click here internationally.

    Feeling the chill: The CMA has concerns over the completed merger between collapsed Lawton Yarns and foreign-based Danspin 

    In the UK – one of the biggest markets for wool carpets – Danspin and Lawton Yarns supply the majority of yarn used in its manufacturing.

    Before the deal, the duo were each other’s main competitors and ‘faced little rivalry from other businesses’, the Competition and Markets Authority said.   

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    Share The watchdog added: ‘Choice for carpet manufacturers following the merger would therefore be particularly limited, as the other main competitors in this sector have a small UK presence and would not pose a healthy challenge to the merged company.

    ‘As a result, the CMA is concerned that the new, merged company could increase prices or reduce the supply of yarn to carpet manufacturers in the UK, potentially pushing prices up for people buying woollen carpet.’

    In a spin: Before the deal, the duo were each other’s main competitors and ‘faced little rivalry from other businesses’, the CMA said

    Danspin now has until 12 November to offer ‘solutions to resolve the CMA’s concerns’, otherwise the merger will be referred for an in-depth phase 2 investigation. 

    Founded in 1902 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire by Fred Lawton, Lawton Yarns is based in a ‘state-of-the-art’ 500,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Dewsbury.

    The CMA is ramping up its activity investigating companies suspected of breaching competition rules. 

    Last month, three British construction companies were slapped with fines totalling £36million for breaching competition law and fixing prices paid by customers for nearly seven years.

    Between July 2006 and March 2013, the three concrete firms, namely FP McCann, Stanton Bonna Concrete and CPM Group ‘agreed to fix or coordinate their prices, shared the market by allocating customers and regularly exchanged competitively sensitive information’, the CMA said. 

    Carpet concerns: Danspin now has until 12 November to offer ‘solutions to resolve the CMA’s concerns’

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  • Hot Water Circulation Systems are Energy Efficient Systems Also!

    The escalating cost of electricity is a great concern, which is making people anxious to get an energy efficient tool. However, it is also true that a heavy duty machine takes huge electricity to function properly. Therefore, people are searching for the suitable electrical apparatus, which not only offers better services but consumes less electricity also. As most of the heavy duty machines function by consuming electric energy, therefore, the user has to bear electricity bill of a great amount. Everybody is searching for the machines those consume less electricity and provide high benefits. The machines those provide this type of advantages, becomes demanding in the market.

    Machines of latest technology are more efficient to provide greater work by consuming lesser electricity. The machines of simple technology are of great demand around the globe. In modern times, the machines those save electricity largely are popular. Apart from electricity consumption, there are great number of factors those make a machine choosy one among the users. Nowadays, you can find a wide range of sophisticated machines as the manufacturing agencies are supplying varied kinds of tools and machineries of latest designs. The latest machines are lighter in weight also.

    Apart from getting a machine at lower price, when one gets installation services at free of cost, it becomes more attractive. A buyer always tends to get a machine at minimum price. On the other hand, the businesspersons tend to sell their products at higher prices. By bargaining sometimes one can get a machine of higher price. Therefore, when you would have knowledge regarding market price of a machine, then you would get the most appropriate way to bargain. Your knowledge regarding the price of an important would help you tremendously. However, some renowned agencies tend to offer products at fixed prices. They never provide scope to bargain on the price of a certain product. But, these machines are reliable as these are manufactured by a reliable agency.

    Purchasing a machine is not as purchasing of a dress. One needs to install the machine properly by experts. Then it requires an operator to handle it. In addition a machinist is required to repair the faults of a machine, when it becomes dysfunctional. Therefore, a great number of hazards are there those one has to cope with properly to ensure regular productivity from the machine. If you fail to follow any of the above mentioned guideline, then it would be tough to attain the benefits that the machine can provide you. Whether it is a machine, used in an industrial setting or it is a machine, used for domestic purpose, in most of the cases you would require to make use of all the positive concerns which would be affordable as well as effective also. As the Hot Water Circulation Systems, manufactured by renowned agencies are cost effective to buy, therefore, tan vu phat many industries are availing these. The Pipe Repair Bandage machines are also of great benefit for the very same reasons. These machines also consume less electricity and

    Russel D. Jonathan, author of this article, is a pro tradesman, who deals in Hot Water Circulation Systems , Pipe Repair Bandage and provides Stormwater Bypass Interceptor also at reasonable prices.

  • Benefits of Annual Maintenance Contract For Your Water Purifier

    “Nothing comes with a guarantee”, this is a valid statement. Though most of the products, especially consumer durables come with stipulated guarantee and warranty, it does not eliminate the chances of them getting damaged or not working properly.

    And therefore, it is necessary to use them wisely as well as take proper care of them to avoid any damage as well as to get the desired results. But, owing to our busy schedules, we tend to forget about the regular maintenance of our appliances.

    Water purifier is now very common appliance and hence can be seen at every place you go. But, if it does not work well, the sole purpose with which it is bought i.e. drinking clean and pure water is not fulfilled. And so, getting an annual maintenance contract for the water purifier is an easy way of ensuring its regular maintenance and hassle-free repair.

    This is a contract for one year with the water purifier repair and maintenance service providers, under which they come to our help as and when required.

    For some, it may appear as unnecessary expenditure, but let me tell you that there are numerous benefits of getting an annual maintenance contract for your water purifier. You can have a look at them below:

    Maintain efficiency: Home appliances are prone to reduced efficiency if not maintained well. Therefore, even if your water purifier is not having any major issues, getting it checked and cleaned will keep the performance of the same uniform.

    Save electricity: In today’s time, tan vu phat where saving the environment is the biggest concern we are facing, it is essential to keep our appliances in a good condition so that they don’t consume more power. And to keep them in a good condition, it is necessary to maintain them.

    Knowledgeable and experienced: Instead of getting our water purifier repaired by someone who may not have enough experience of doing the same, it is better to have it repaired and maintained regularly by a person who has technical know-how of the task and is well experienced.

    Quick service: As I had mentioned above, it is difficult for us to take out time for such matters. Therefore, annual maintenance contract for water purifier is like a boon as we can call the water purifier repair service providers whenever we need to repair it due to any damage or irregular functioning.

    The contract charges are inclusive of all the costs: Whenever our water purifier gets damaged, stops working or does not work as expected, the service providers with which we have contract makes necessary repairs and replacement of parts. So, even if it is a replacement of a small part or some major change or repair, which can have a high cost, no extra charges are levied from us. Therefore, it is economically beneficial for the customers.

    Refund: Some service providers also refund the contract fees if water purifier has any complex problem, which they cannot take care of.

    Life expectancy of the purifier: With the regular maintenance and cleaning, the water purifier stays in a good working condition for a longer duration of time, thereby saving you from the expense of buying a new one.

    Bonus on renewal: After a year, when the contract expires, some of the water purifier repair service providers offer attractive bonus on renewing it for the coming year.

    This article explains the advantages of Annual Maintenance Contract for the water purifier at your home or office.

  • Opt For Reliable Washer Repair Services

    Chicago is a huge metropolitan city and like every other it has a large population that is dependent on commercially available appliances present to make their life comfortable. With large variation in the type and range of products available nowadays, it is often not easy to choose, and we sometimes make a mistake of choosing a wrong piece of device. Also, sometimes there are accidents like tripping over the cord of vacuum cleaner or some carelessness of some novice user in using the food processors. Washers are very prone to such situations and may get easily damaged. Washer repair centers in Chicago, IL can deal with such situations well.

    A washer is in constant vicinity of water and a device used by any individual every day. Whenever electricity and water are involved, it poses a threat to safety of the machine and the person handling it. Washer repair centers in Chicago, tan vu phat IL, can prevent such situations by taking appropriate measures to curb the problems by insulating the devices properly or even by doing simple things such as finding their right place in the house. They also warn you about the ways and means of operating one and the time when such washers should be changed.

    There are plenty of washer repair centers in Chicago, IL and they should be chosen on the basis of factors such as their vicinity from your house, the fee they charge for their services, the reputation that they hold, the time duration they take to fulfill their services and the previous experience if any that the customer has. They may be a part of retail that repairs a number of appliances or they may be outlets specializing in repair of washers.

    The online world now has resources and videos that are available for self help, but sometimes repair of washers might not just be worth the risk. It is better off to let such things be left to experts. Care must also be taken that right charges are applied for the services that are given and we are not extorted. Number of such businesses can be found easily online using directories, portals, websites and maps. If possible, the reviews of such washer repairs found locally in Chicago must be read to find the most suitable washer repair center, Chicago, IL for you. Best deals for you must be found that suit your requirement. Washers which are damaged must in any case however not be left unattended as they may pose serious risk to our lives as well as disrupt the peaceful life that we enjoy.

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  • Guidance to Understand The Basics of Hot Water Tank Repairs

    A hot water tank is an absolute necessity in cold countries or in winter seasons. They have a tendency to stop working at times. One must keep a tab on tanks to ensure that during winter months there are no issues with it. Some of the common hot tank issues are the unavailability of hot water, rust inside water, rotten egg smell, tan vu phat noisy tank, leakage or whining sounds. In case of a sudden failure, one can call upon the experts of hot tank repair Winnipeg who offers 24 by 7 repair services.

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    Guarantee- A majority of storage tanks come with some years guarantee. So if there is something wrong within that time span, then one can get the tank repaired or even replaced with no extra expenditures. However, such claims must be made within the guarantee period.

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    Detect problems first – One who owns a water tank for storage must learn how to detect any leakages or cracks right at the first instant. This is possible if one regularly keeps a check on the water tank. Hot water tank repair professionals can also be called on a regular basis for maintenance purposes. These service providers offer service 24 hours. They have long experience and expertise in providing customers valuable water tank repair services.

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    One must first of all turn of all the electricity and gas power points before troubleshooting the water tank. The water valve must be deactivated and all the water must be drained out from the water heater. The first problem can be that there is no supply of hot water in the tank. For this one can check whether the flame of the gas plot is burning If it is burning then it is a sign that the gas is not flowing properly. Repositioning and tightening of the control valve can solve the problem. It is important to call professionals when the tank breaks down because they can detect the real reason fast.

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  • How Car Battery Works

    In this blog, I have explained the basic principle that how the car battery works. A car battery has two terminals. The positive and the negative. You can easily notice terminals when you see car battery. The main purpose of this is to start the engine.

    After ignition, the car rotation of the engine drives the alternator forcing electrical energy current into a battery, where it’s stored as chemical energy. Car battery applies lights both inside and outside.

    Inside the car battery, there are six separate plates called cells. When all six are linked inside they produce 12.6-volts in total.

    Each battery cell is a solution called the electrolyte which conducts electricity. An electrolyte solution is a combination of 35% sulfuric acid and 65% water. To prevent the negative and tan vu phat positive plates from touching a porous insulator is placed between each plate.

    Insulator allows the electrolyte solution to flow freely between the negative and positive plates.

    Lead and lead oxide covering electrodes are chemical transformed and when electrons from first cells go to the second cell, they get another 2 volts. A car battery has combined voltage of 12 volts, in this way vehicle battery is fully charged and has juice for car needs.

    After car battery supplies all necessary things, the batteries start to lose all his juice. Car battery must recharge by alternator by reversing chemical reaction. Electrons from the alternator come in through negative grid of the cell comes out from a positive grid of the cell. Charging a car battery causes the positive plates to turn back into lead oxide while the negative plates turn back into the pure spongy lead and the electrolyte becomes a stronger solution of sulfuric acid and water.

    In our vehicles, we have 12-volt batteries. As you may know and so how does that happen. Well, all you do is you stack different multiple cells together. So, you’ve got six cells and you can see the anode and cathode. They just line up in a row you’ve got your positive terminal in your negative terminal. These six cells multiplied by two volts each will give you a total of 12 volts and that’s how your car has its 12-volt battery.

    Batteries recharged and ready to put out another 12 volts unless if you leave car lights over the night.

    Shehzore Ahmed is an Electronic System and Design Engineer fromFantastic10.com who recently reviewed on Best Portable Jump Starters on his website. He also reviewed for different technology-related products. His main interest is technology because of his engineering background. You can follow him on his website.

  • A 3D-printed bridge is being built using reinforced concrete

    -text c-gray-1″ >3D printing is a massive category that covers everything from small, DIY, plastic projects to metal meant to be used in Boeing’s 787 airplane. Yet another usage has come to light, courtesy of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Researchers there have started manufacturing parts for a 3D-print reinforced concrete meant for a cycling bridge. When the construction is complete, it’ll apparently be the first bridge to use 3D-printed, reinforced concrete (but not the first 3D printed bridge using other materials — or even concrete itself. (The image above shows a 3D-printed concrete test done at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; the one below comes from the Eindhoven University of Technology.)

    It sounds like the university is getting by on a technicality with its “first-ever” claims, but that doesn’t make this project any less interesting. Manufacturing of the concrete parts has begun, and it’s anticipated that bridge construction will start in September. To get to the point where the 3D printed parts were considered reliable, the team at the university first built a 1:2 scale model, which was able to hold a 2,000kg (over 4,400 pounds) load.

    As for why this process is an improvement over standard concrete techniques, printing a bridge will use far less concrete than pouring it into molds. There’s an environmental impact click here, as well — the production of concrete cement releases CO2, so cutting down on those emissions is worth noting. There’s also more freedom of design, as a 3D-printer can fabricate shapes that are much harder to produce with a mold.

    Another benefit is that the steel reinforcement cables can be printed at the same time as the concrete parts, leading to pieces that are “pre-stressed” for additional stability. Of course, this bridge is meant for much lighter weights than those that handle auto traffic are meant for — it’s not clear that this production technique would be able to scale up to handle a more intense load. But even if 3D printing can only be used for less strenuous jobs, there’s still plenty of places where it could be useful.

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  • Garden Crafts – Make a Leaf Shaped Bird Bath

    id=”mod_29982943″>DIY Sand Cast Concrete Leaf Shaped Bird Bath
    It’s really easy to make a decorative and unique lightweight leaf shaped concrete bird bath for your backyard garden. All you need to make this unique craft for your garden are a pile of clean sand, a bucket of water, rubber gloves, plastic trash bags, a bag of acrylic concrete patch mix, and a large leaf with decorative veins and ribs.

    I made a rustic leaf-embossed sand cast concrete bird bath for my garden last summer. It only took me about an hour to mix and colorize the concrete, mold it on the leaf, shape the edges and cover the concrete. The resulting bird bath blends into my garden décor beautifully. The birds and butterflies like the shallow water and broad edges of the leaf shape. It’s light enough to lift up and dump, even though it’s made from a thin concrete slab.

    Oh, if you’d rather use this sand cast concrete leaf project to make a bird feeder or (cast thicker and flatter) as a lovely garden stepping stone, it works nicely for those garden features, too.

    Photo: my DIY garden art leaf design birdbath, molded from sunflower leaf.

    Preparing the Leaf Pattern Stamper – Best results come from an elephant ear leaf, or a sunflower leaf
    Large squash leaf is a suitable mold. You could also use a leaf from an elephant ear, sunflower, or rhubarb plant, or smaller leaves for smaller castings. Use a Large Live Leaf or a High Quality Artificial

    You’ll be using a living leaf to create a “stamper” or mold for the embossed design on the surface of your bird bath. Select a large, broad leaf with strong vein patterns and few or no defects or holes.

    I used a large leaf from a giant sunflower growing in my garden for this casting. Another time I used leaves from elephant ear plants we had growing in our summer garden. I may try a casting using the big, textured leaves of my rhubarb plant next time. Any large leaf will do, or if you want to make a smaller concrete casting, you can try nasturtium or squash leaves. I’ve used the smaller leaves to make cast dishes and seed feeders for the birds.

    Trim the stem end away from the leaf and patch any holes with small bits of waterproof masking tape or duct tape.

    Giant Sunflower Leaves Make the Perfect Birdbath Models – I grow sunflowers in my garden every summer.
    Giant sunflower photo by Lee Hansen I plant a few giant sunflowers in my garden every summer. It’s fun to see how tall they’ll grow and I love to save the seed heads to share with the birds in the winter. One year a picture of my sunflowers appeared in the local newspaper because they were so tall and had such beautiful flowers along a busy street.

    I use the leaves from giant sunflowers in my to create my leaf design sand cast concrete garden art. click here‘s a photo of one from my garden last summer.

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    Patting the concrete onto the leaf is a lot like making cookies
    Small pile of sand, or bag of play sand

    Small bucket of water

    Plastic dishpan or wheelbarrow to mix up concrete

    Garden trowel to mix and blend concrete with water

    3 large plastic trash bags, or 3 pieces of thin plastic sheeting (painter’s drop cloths will work fine) each one about 3 feet square

    1 bag of acrylic concrete patch mix

    1 large plant leaf with prominent ribs and veins (Sunflower, Elephant Ear, Caladium, etc)

    Concrete colorant, if desired (I used a bit of terra cotta colorant for my bird bath concrete mixture)
    Protective Gear: Dust mask, rubber gloves, safety glasses

    Elephant Ear Plant Leaf Embossing Pattern – This garden craft sand casting used a single giant leaf from an Elephant Ear plant.
    Making a sand cast concrete tray with elephant ear leaf Here’s the leaf I used to make my mother’s concrete birdbath, all set up on the sand and plastic, ready for concrete!

    Leaf with first concrete applied | Source Preparing The Sand Cast Mold
    Pour a mound of play sand onto a plastic sheet, or dump it into a child’s small plastic pool or large waterproof tub. I spread a sheet of drop cloth plastic in the back yard, right on the lawn. You’ll need just enough sand so that the mound will be slightly larger than the leaf you will use for the stamp pattern template. The pile should be about 4 inches deep at the top/center to begin.

    Mound the sand slightly (about 3 inches high) in the center, slightly larger all around than the size of the leaf shape.

    Smooth out and curve the mound down so that the edges are about at ground level with a bit of sand around the outside of where the leaf will fit.

    Cover the smooth sand with a plastic bag or sheet of thin plastic drop cloth.

    Place the leaf on top of the plastic, face down, centered on the sand mound.

    Layer concrete atop leaf and pat smooth | SourceMix concrete and water in a wheelbarrow | Source Safety First With Concrete and Cement Mix
    Concrete is caustic and can irritate skin, eyes and mucous membranes.

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    All you need to make garden crafts from lightweight concrete Following directions on the package, add water to the concrete powder mix starting with the minimum amount. If you want to add colorant to the concrete mix, add a small amount and mix in thoroughly with the water. Use a small trowel or planting shovel to blend the mix, water and colorant together.

    Mix well until the concrete mix is the consistency of stiff cookie dough.

    The mix should not be watery; it should be workable like play clay or craft modeling dough.

    I like to use this concrete mix, and I add my own colorant to get a terra cotta look, but you could leave it natural and paint it later on.

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    Buy Now Sand cast concrete leaf craft Shaping the Bird Bath Concrete Mold
    To form the birdbath, place handsful of concrete mix on top of the leaf, beginning in the center. Gently pat down to about 1″ thickness as if you were making mud pies or rolled cookies. Continue to add more concrete mix, patting and smoothing and working toward the outer edges.

    When you have completely covered the leaf, gently press the concrete between your fingers to form a smooth rolled edge all along the outside border. Take care not to add sand to the mix; keep the leaf snuggly against the concrete.

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    You can really add some artful embellishment to lightweight cast concrete garden crafts with custom molds, stamping patterns and powdered tints to color your sculpting mix. I used a leaf as my birdbath mold, and I tinted the acrylic concrete mix using terra cotta powder tint.

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    Buy Now After all the concrete is smoothly applied, cover the top and sides with plastic to cure and dry for at least 24 hours. Curing Sand Cast Concrete Crafts
    After you’ve finished molding and shaping the concrete on top of leaf, carefully drape with another plastic bag or sheet of thin plastic to seal out rain or dust while the concrete dries and sets. Weight down the sides to prevent wind from blowing off the cover.

    Your concrete needs to dry slowly to cure and not crack, so keeping it covered lets the moisture evaporate slowly. It can take up to 2 days for your cast concrete project to completely dry and cure.

    Scrape off any bits of leaf carefully from your molded concrete using your fingers or a soft manicure stick. Drying and Cleaning Concrete Garden Crafts
    Your sand cast concrete project must dry completely before you remove the plastic cover. Drying can take up to two days; I start checking after 24 hours.

    When the piece feels dry to touch, remove the plastic, turn over the birdbath, and carefully peel off the remaining bits of leaf. You many need to use a sharp tool to scrape off tiny bits, or wait a day or two and scrub with a wire brush to remove stubborn bits.

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    Cast concrete garden crafts are generally weatherproof after they dry and cure. You can decorate cured concrete with acrylic paints to add more color interest, or simply coat the finished project with a concrete sealer to make it easier to clean and add a glossy finish.

    I let my leaf pattern bird bath cure for a few months outdoors in the sun and rain, then I painted on a clear acrylic sealer. It added more depth to the color and made the vein pattern stand out nicely. After sealing, the bird bath is stain resistant and easier to keep clean, plus water cannot be absorbed into the concrete. This coating only lasts a single season. We scrub our cast leaf at the end of the summer, then after it’s dry we apply a new coat or two of acrylic sealer and put it away out of the weather for the winter.

    My sister uses her molded leaf sand cast craft tray as a serving platter for summer barbeques (she lines it with a napkin) … and my mother keeps the sand-cast leaf I made for her in the house so it won’t get dirty. She uses it as her mail basket. A sand cast concrete leaf made from this lightweight craft medium makes a wonderful mother’s day gift or housewarming present.

    Have you made a sand cast concrete garden project? Did this tutorial inspire you to design one? (It’s EASY. My leaf shape bird bath took me about an hour to prepare and mold!).

    © 2008 Lee Hansen

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    sendingMerry Citarella

    5 years ago from Oregon’s Southern Coast

    Beautiful and clever! The bird bath is so sweet shaped like a giant leaf! And the photos are spectacular!

    Paula Hite

    5 years ago from Virginia

    What a fun idea! Your lens was featured on our NEW G+ page today! Come and join the group!

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    Art Inspired

    5 years ago

    Thanks for the tutorial. This looks like a great and creative project. Make it a creative day!

    anonymous

    6 years ago

    Garden Scooter is a lovely idea as well as the bird bath too just lovely.

    Northerntrials

    6 years ago

    I made something similar when I was still at home. Instead of premixed concrete I used regular concrete that you mixed with sand. BUT instead of sand I used dry peat moss. The long fibrous peat moss made for a lighter end product and it also acted like rebar to strengthen the mix but if I did another this year I would put in a piece of old window screening or something for strength. Good job.

    mel-kav

    6 years ago

    I love the finished product – beautiful!

    ireneporter

    6 years ago

    Looks incredible. Unfortunately I have a small apartment in the city, not ideal for bird baths or growing sunflowers, but dreaming’s always nice…

    manyenglishes

    6 years ago

    Thanks for the great idea! I have a garden with native plants and lots of wildlife, but I usually just have an old plate with water outside… This is a much lovelier way to provide a water source for birds and insects..

    Rock Artist

    6 years ago

    Oh my gosh, this is soooo cool! I love it, and will have to try it, thanks for sharing this amazing craft! I will pin it on my Fun Crafts board on Pinterest as well. 🙂

    jura

    6 years ago

    It is very useful lens it give me some great ideas,TX .

    vanthang012

    6 years ago

    Thank you

    writerkath

    6 years ago

    Good morning Pastiche! I loved seeing this lens featured on the home page. This is a REALLY good instructional lens. I’ve wanted to try this project myself – and so I now know where to come to get the type of step-by-step instructions that I need. Excellent page! 🙂 Kath

    anonymous

    6 years ago

    very funny

    anonymous

    6 years ago

    This is a really useful lens, Thanks for this information.

    anonymous

    6 years ago

    This is a really useful lens, Thanks for this information.

    alwaysapril

    6 years ago

    This is so cool! My mom has been wanting a unique bird bath! This just might be the ticket. 🙂

    Mary Norton

    6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I see birds always enjoying water so this is a great idea.

    NuttSoRuff

    6 years ago

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

    anonymous

    6 years ago

    awesome idea!! thank you for sharing!

    Ellen Gregory

    6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

    This is beautiful and so reflective of nature. What a great craft idea.

    Kathy McGraw

    6 years ago from California

    I had never thought to make anything like this, but a very cool idea.

    Renaissance Woman

    6 years ago from Colorado

    I thought about this project last night when I saw some large leaves along a stream near my mountain property. I’ve wanted to make this birdbath since I first visited this page many moons ago. Now that I have a source of leaves, I just need to pick up some of that concrete mix. Thanks again for a great project idea. Appreciated!

    Mary Stephenson

    6 years ago from California

    Love your bird bath leaf. That would be so cool in a garden.

    mina009

    6 years ago

    Such a creative idea!

    Mommy-Bear

    6 years ago

    What a fantastic project. I love it!

    estella8309

    6 years ago

    A Fantastic idea

    anonymous

    6 years ago

    Have you seen any concrete cloth anywhere in small quantities? I was thinking that it might be easier for me to use that then just wet it. Any sources, please let me know. I love those leaf designs..

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    6 years ago from Vermont

    @Kailua-KonaGirl: So glad you’re inspire! I’m planning to make toad homes with hypertufa this summer.

    KonaGirl

    6 years ago from New York

    I totally love this! Combining it with hypertufa; well, my imagination is runny with ideas for yard art. *Squid Angel Blessed* and I’ve pinned it to my “The Garden” board.

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    6 years ago from Vermont

    @moonlitta: I’ve used two home grown leaves to make mine: a giant sunflower leaf that grew most of the summer and a leaf from a tropical elephant ear bulb that we planted in the garden in spring. I’ve made smaller castings from other leaves including a large nasturtium leaf.

    gottaloveit2

    6 years ago

    What a very cool idea. I love it!

    moonlitta

    6 years ago

    This is amazingly beautiful- and apparently easy to make. Just wondering where to find a leaf that big…maybe you’ve got some;)

    anonymous

    6 years ago

    This looks like great fun! The possibilities for designs and imprinting are endless. Thanks for the simple, clear directions.

    anonymous

    6 years ago

    how do you attach the pole that holds up the leaf?

    meganst

    6 years ago

    Amazing idea… I would surely give it a try at home, and I will write about the results 🙂

    EmmaCooper LM

    6 years ago

    This is a really useful lens, thank you! Blessed by a SquidAngel 🙂

    acreativethinker

    6 years ago

    Wow, this looks so amazing and cool! A great craft project and very creative. Thanks for sharing.

    Take Care 🙂

    Johann The Dog

    6 years ago from Northeast Georgia

    Oh that’s a super cool bird bath. We have tons of birds here on our mountain that would love it!

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    7 years ago from Vermont

    @creationsbyjudy: I applied my sealer over tinted concrete after several weeks of curing.

    creationsbyjudy

    7 years ago

    Are you applying the sealant over a painted leaf or straight concrete? The problems I’m talking about occur with 2 days, not at the end of a season.

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    7 years ago from Vermont

    @anonymous: We also clean and recoat with sealer at the end of each gardening season. We have cold winters and don’t leave our sand cast concrete garden decor items outdoors when the temperatures go below freezing (32 degrees F).

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    7 years ago from Vermont

    @creationsbyjudy: I’ve responded to this several times and am sorry you’re having a problem. My recommendation to use a sealer is for short term durability. I used clear acrylic purchased at Lowes. I don’t expect it to be highly durable outdoors, and in fact we need to clean and recoat at the end of each summer. If you need a coating that’s more durable, I suggest a sidewalk or cellar floor sealer, but I’ve never used those.

    creationsbyjudy

    7 years ago

    I have used every sealer top coat that is sold in Lowes, Home Depot with no

    True tough coat. I normally would use the Krylon clear coat acrylic with probably at least 5 coats. sometimes where the water sits, the top coat starts to turn white and may peal or chip off. Ive had the same problem on acrylic painted leaves, stained leaves, and also natural leaves. Not always but I jet hate for that to happen. Could you give us the exact product and how you applied it along with how many coats – on leaves that have been painted. Ty

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    7 years ago from Vermont

    @anonymous: I use an acrylic outdoor concrete sealer for my cast concrete projects. It goes on looking milky white and dries clear. I don’t leave my concrete outside in cold weather …

    anonymous

    7 years ago

    What kind of concrete sealer do you use?

    SuperZoe LM

    7 years ago

    It’s beautiful! You are super creative!

    seegreen

    7 years ago

    What a very clever idea. I had to leave my last bird bath overseas because it was so heavy and I didn’t want to pay the exorbitant fee if our household goods weighed too much. I haven’t found another birdbath that I like but this one looks gorgeous. Since it is spring in Australia I am doing quite a bit of gardening and I may just make this. Thanks for the great idea.

    Zienna1

    7 years ago

    I haven’t tried anything like this. It look so easy to make but I’m sure I won’t be able to full this one by myself. Thnak you for the step -by-step instructions.

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    7 years ago from Vermont

    @anonymous: I think you can probably use Portland cement. I like the acrylic topping mix because it won’t crack as easily when you make a thin casting.

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    7 years ago from Vermont

    @anonymous: I support my sand cast leaf birdbaths with rocks, wood or small plant stands.

    anonymous

    7 years ago

    In the picture it looks like the leaf is on some sort of pole. What is that?

    anonymous

    7 years ago

    I use portland cement to make stepping stones – can portland be used for the leaf bird bath project too? I notice w/ the portland that it seems to also be “moldable”. Is there a difference as far as being safe for the birds? Thank you for the step-by-step pictures – very helpful!

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    7 years ago from Vermont

    @anonymous: Maybe the concrete mix, thickness or extreme weather. I haven’t had one crack but I am very careful to follow mixing and curing directions and never leave them out in freezing weather.

    anonymous

    7 years ago

    Mine cracked any thoughs

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    7 years ago from Vermont

    @anonymous: I let mine cure longer than a week before i added sealer. You may need to use more than a single coating. Mine holds water even a couple years later, except in HOT weather of if the birds get rambunctious.

    anonymous

    7 years ago

    i tried the leaf birdbath using quikrete. I waited a week and then used a concrete sealer. it looks lovely but its not waterproof! the water disappears in a few hours. any suggestions?

    Anthony Altorenna

    7 years ago from Connecticut

    Great step-by-step instructions for a very interesting DIY project. I’ll bet that the birds in your garden really appreciate your efforts.

    anonymous

    7 years ago

    Wonderfull – thank you

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    7 years ago from Vermont

    @anonymous: This shallow birdbath has no formal stand. I place mine on a ring of flat topped stones or an overturned large clay flower pot in the garden. Sometimes I position the concrete leaf on a large stump.

    anonymous

    7 years ago

    How did you do the legs or the stand for the concret bird baths?

    stylishimo1

    7 years ago

    Wow! What a great idea, love your leaf birdbath!

    lesliesinclair

    7 years ago

    I’ve made them in my mind, and this lens is a showy reminder about my intentions. Your planter is beautiful, as are your photographs.

    hginsightideas

    7 years ago

    I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    anonymous

    7 years ago

    Thank you so much for these directions for a leaf bird bath!!! I’m sooo happy now…I plan on getting my girlfriends together for afternoon lunch and summer craft THIS IS IT* again thank you…These LEAF garden decorations are soo AWESOME*

    DARdreams

    7 years ago

    I’ve wanted to make my own garden art for a long time… You have inspired me to do it!

    siobhanryan

    7 years ago

    You made this look very simple-I have saved the page-we will see;;;;;;

    Stephanie

    7 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

    Awesome! Love the way it creates the realistic texture in the bird bath itself! Very unique!

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    7 years ago from Vermont

    @anonymous: The sealer is fine for a birdbath. It protects the concrete to make it easier to clean. It isn’t soluble, and is designed for outdoor use.

    SquidooRocks55

    7 years ago

    Really neat! I’m going to try some of these for my backyard.

    anonymous

    7 years ago

    these look wonderful for the garden, are they safe for birds after you put protectant on cement?

    anonymous

    7 years ago

    beautiful

    Pangionedevelopers

    7 years ago

    great stuff here

    been looking for this

    Ellen Gregory

    7 years ago from Connecticut, USA

    This is a great idea for a craft. Now, I’ll try and figure out how I could make leaf stepping stones — maybe just a little thicker. Hmmm.

    JoshK47

    7 years ago

    What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

    Shorebirdie

    7 years ago from San Diego, CA

    That’s a great idea, something I will pass along.

    wolfie10

    8 years ago

    I’m still learning this. I would love to do something like this. Didn’t know what you can do with concrete. I made some pots and some pavers and look on how to improve the results.

    I featured this lens on my lens too, if that is ok.

    Mamaboo LM

    8 years ago

    Thank You soooo much for sharing this with all of us!!!

    Anthony Altorenna

    8 years ago from Connecticut

    This is a great idea, and your photos make it easy to follow the process from Start to Finish. Very well done!

    Teri Hansen

    8 years ago

    I’m always inspired by other’s creativity! Congrats!

    dahlia369

    8 years ago

    Great idea and instructions. How-to pages are the best. Blessed! 🙂

    Carol Fisher

    8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

    Wow, I wish I still had a garden so I could follow your instructions and make my own bird bath. Congratulations on the purple star. Blessed.

    Tony Payne

    8 years ago from Southampton, UK

    Congratulations on your Purple Star, this is a really cool lens. Blessed.

    Mary Beth Granger

    8 years ago from O’Fallon, Missouri, USA

    Really cool…congratulations on the Purple Star.

    Ann

    8 years ago from Yorkshire, England

    that looks great _ i’m going to try it, if I can find a big enough leaf! blessed

    Cynthia Sylvestermouse

    8 years ago from United States

    This is truly fabulous! I love the idea and the instructions. Really, really creative!

    gardencentreman

    8 years ago

    This is awesome, thank you!

    KarenCookieJar

    8 years ago

    I absolute love this!

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    8 years ago from Vermont

    @Lee Hansen: The easier one to use is Krylon crystal clear spray. It’s moisture resistant so it will only last for a single season. The more permanent type is the kind for sealing concrete floors. I am not sure we used that for this project, but it should dry clear as well.

    AUTHORLee Hansen

    8 years ago from Vermont

    @creationsbyjudy: We used an outdoor sealer. It only lasts one season but makes it easier to keep clean. It’s for concrete.

    creationsbyjudy

    8 years ago

    What clear acrylic sealer did you use….who’s it made by. Everything I find say’s not to use where there will be standing water.

    Jack-in-the-Box

    8 years ago

    What a great idea! I am really going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

    justholidays

    8 years ago

    Wow! I love this leaf project! I just need to find such a gigantic leaf, lol.

    Blessed by an angel on SQuidoo.

    Gayle Dowell

    8 years ago from Kansas

    I love this idea! Will have to try it this spring for my garden!

    TapIn2U

    8 years ago

    Wow! thanks for these ideas. It’s perfect in creating bird ideas.

    Lisa-Marie-Mary

    8 years ago

    That is so cool – I absolutely love it!!! 😀

    Sara Valor

    8 years ago from Breezy Hills

    Oh wow, this is beautiful and so creative!

    Tony Payne

    8 years ago from Southampton, UK

    This is a really cool project, you make it look so easy. Blessings coming your way.

    Anahid LM

    8 years ago

    Hi yes i want to make one of those bird baths, thank you for sharing, I love the picture of the concrete leave. Good job, thanks. Anna

    imolaK

    8 years ago

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing these tips with us. Blessed by an Angel!

    Renaissance Woman

    8 years ago from Colorado

    I want one of these! Guess I’ll add it to my DIY project list. 🙂 I know just the place to get one of those lovely giant sunflower leaves. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea.

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  • ‘Concrete Genie’ fights childhood bullying with illicit street art

    -text c-gray-1″ >I like playing games where stuff blows up, be it vehicles, fuel canisters, enemy bunkers, or brainpans. Suffice to say, I was more than a little reticent to try out Concrete Genie, a game about overcoming bullying with street art, from studio Pixelopus and published by Sony Interactive. However, after an hour or so with the game (enough to cover the first couple of levels), I came away pleasantly surprised. It’s certainly not my cup of tea but it could well be yours.

    Concrete Genie follows the exploits of Ash, a quiet and sensitive boy who spends most of his time sketching in his favorite notebook — at least when he isn’t having the town’s local band of teenage bullies kick the snot out of him. The story takes place in Denska, a seaside port city that has seen better days. It used to be a thriving area but has been corrupted by an environmental disaster which has, in turn, led to an invasion of Darkness. It’s up to Ash to fight off these corrupting forces and return the town to its former glory, the only way he knows how: by drawing magical graffiti on the exterior of every building he can reach while avoiding the wrath of his teenage tormentors.

    Armed with a magical paintbrush he found in an abandoned lighthouse — because sure, why not — and accompanied by mystical graffiti creatures known as Genies, Ash sets out to save the town, one act of petty vandalism at a time.

    The game itself is gorgeous with beautifully animated cutscenes and an enchanting art style. The controls are equally well-designed and responsive. The player commands Ash via a third person trailing camera when moving across the map. In order to avoid the bullies, as well as reach new areas, Ash spends much of his time climbing walls and jumping between roofs. It’s no Assassin’s Creed but the platforming mechanics are sturdy and intuitive. It’s tough to miss a jump or fall off a building in this game unless you’re really trying to.

    Painting murals is a bit trickier. You hold down R1 to start painting and then use the controllers’ six-axis tilt sensors to move the cursor around the brick and mortar canvas. It takes a bit of getting used to — I wasn’t trying to be the next Rembrandt during the hands-on event so much as get through the levels — but I can see players making some beautiful works if given a bit of time. This isn’t freehand art, mind you. Instead, players pick what is essentially a stamp of what they want to draw and then apply it to the wall, using the controller to dictate the image’s size and shape. These stamps range from basic grasses, wildflowers and trees to stars, moons, butterflies, and campfires.

    Concrete Genie’s main story lasts around 5 to 6 hours, hence the $30 price tag, but does include a pair of VR experiences if you’ve got a PSVR headset handy. Experience mode is a persistent game of ” click here appease the genie” where you create a 360-degree mural while following the directions of Splotch (a mini genie that lives on Ash’s backpack) while Freeform mode is essentially a blank canvas where you can create whatever comes to mind.

    You draw your companion Genies as well, though only at specific sites and often because that’s where you’ll need to solve a puzzle to advance the story or open up new areas of town to explore. I’m not a fan of puzzle games, preferring to instead solve problems with a well-placed grenade volley, but these puzzles are Babytown Frolic easy.

    The basic mechanics boil down to the following sequence: find a genie spawn point, draw the genie, and draw whatever objects the genie asks of you to gain its trust and friendship. Once the genie is placated, it will charge your super paint meter — the stuff you use to cover over the Darkness and rehab the town. Paint over the Darkness, then lead the genie to whatever object is blocking your path and have it burn the item to cinders, allowing you to continue. I solved three puzzles during my playthrough and each one was a minor variant of this method. It felt like I was just going through the motions rather than unraveling a pernicious mystery.

    One thing I couldn’t figure out is why Ash would allow himself to be bullied in the first place. Yes, I get it, the bullying is a major plot point and serves as the basic impetus for his adventure but it’s infuriating to watch. He’s got at least three inches and 40 pounds on the two smallest bullies (though bullies come in all shapes and sizes), yet he just stands there, letting them steal his notebook, tear it to shreds and scatter the pages to the wind, which he then has to seek out and recollect.

    In the end, the art style and gameplay mechanics are solid. The puzzle aspects are pedestrian but easy enough to solve that they won’t hamper your progress. The storyline is enough to make you want to slap Ash for his own good. Despite his demeanor, I did find myself rooting for Ash to succeed by the end of the play through. And even though the gameplay wasn’t particularly challenging, it was a surprisingly pleasant and laid back experience. Really, this game isn’t about Ash, his passivity, or (what I can only assume) his eventual overcoming of adversity. It’s really just a vehicle, an opportunity and excuse for the player to imagine, design and create beautifully animated pieces of street art. The tranquility of that experience, I’d say, warrants a $30 investment. Even if nobody’s head explodes.

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  • Where we Can Get The Best Polished Concrete Flooring?

    When you’ve decided to go for having a new polished concrete floor on the gold coast or are having an old floor renovated, the last thing you want is a second rate job. Sure the local handyman or urban cowboy can get it done cheaper, maybe and maybe not. They may suggest they save you a few dollars, but often it costs more in time and unforeseen expenses than is first apparent. You could go to the hire company and hire the necessary floor grinding gear. Do a quick study of the techniques required and do it on a long weekend, you hope. But doing a full grind and expert polish properly takes a lot of time and expertise. Plus there is the expense of buying the right cutting pads and sealers.

    These types of jobs are not often as simple as some people would suggest, the mess, noise and hassle, it’s usually best to leave it to an expert as you’ll want the perfect job done right the first time.

    The best place to start looking, to get the best possible job is to talk with the friendly local polished concrete companies on the Gold Coast .

    They have the expertise and experience to deliver the best job and the widest range of options. Some floors will need a bit more preparation work than others before they can be ground and polished.

    Are there any holes, cracks or deep stains on your floor?

    Do you know what type and colour of aggregate was used in the initial pour? This can determine the colours of your floor when it’s ground down and polished to expose them.

    Do you have a particular colour or decor you desire?

    The local polished concrete floor companies can show you a selection of floors they have done and offer you a personilised advice for your particular and unique home. There is a wide range of finishes and styles, patterns and click here designs available.

    They can create the desired effect in all areas such as kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, and lounges, high traffic areas both indoors and outside. In wet areas, for safety a nonslip finish is more appropriate, whereas, a high shine is often desired in family rooms, lounges and hallways.

    Quality Is the Name of The Game

    When you’re looking for a fully qualified and experienced team to get the job done in the shortest possible time and with the least fuss, you can’t go past the local polished concrete floor companies on The Gold Coast. They will guarantee to give you the highest quality, most beautiful, cost effective, low maintenance, abrasion and stain resistant polished floor possible.

    You can view examples of their completed floors in their showroom or read their extensive list of customer reviews that attest to their consistent high quality and customer satisfaction with polished concrete jobs they’ve completed on the Gold Coast.

    The best way to find the right company to give you the best possible polished concrete floor is to talk with locals in the building trade and others who have had their floors done. Most building supplies and hardware stores will have a list of their preferred trade’s people so ask them for their recommendations, they will happy to assist you.

    Hardcore Concrete is a Gold Coast based company servicing a wide variety of customers including Shopfitters and De-fitters, Architects, Interior designers. We provide a professional and reliable concrete polishing service in Gold Coast .

  • Wool duo’s merger sends UK’s competition watchdog into a spin

    A recent merger between two wool companies poses ‘serious competition concerns for click here carpet manufacturers’ across the country, according to the UK’s competition watchdog.

    Earlier this year, 100-year-old Dewsbury-based Lawton Yarns collapsed into the hands of administrators at Moorfields Advisory, and some of the company’s assets and goodwill was quickly sold to Danspin, a wool company based in Denmark.

    Both companies provide yarn that is used to make woollen carpets nationally and internationally.

    Feeling the chill: The CMA has concerns over the completed merger between collapsed Lawton Yarns and foreign-based Danspin 

    In the UK – one of the biggest markets for wool carpets – Danspin and Lawton Yarns supply the majority of yarn used in its manufacturing.

    Before the deal, the duo were each other’s main competitors and ‘faced little rivalry from other businesses’, the Competition and Markets Authority said.   

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    Share The watchdog added: ‘Choice for carpet manufacturers following the merger would therefore be particularly limited, as the other main competitors in this sector have a small UK presence and would not pose a healthy challenge to the merged company.

    ‘As a result, the CMA is concerned that the new, merged company could increase prices or reduce the supply of yarn to carpet manufacturers in the UK, potentially pushing prices up for people buying woollen carpet.’

    In a spin: Before the deal, the duo were each other’s main competitors and ‘faced little rivalry from other businesses’, the CMA said

    Danspin now has until 12 November to offer ‘solutions to resolve the CMA’s concerns’, otherwise the merger will be referred for an in-depth phase 2 investigation. 

    Founded in 1902 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire by Fred Lawton, Lawton Yarns is based in a ‘state-of-the-art’ 500,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Dewsbury.

    The CMA is ramping up its activity investigating companies suspected of breaching competition rules. 

    Last month, three British construction companies were slapped with fines totalling £36million for breaching competition law and fixing prices paid by customers for nearly seven years.

    Between July 2006 and March 2013, the three concrete firms, namely FP McCann, Stanton Bonna Concrete and CPM Group ‘agreed to fix or coordinate their prices, shared the market by allocating customers and regularly exchanged competitively sensitive information’, the CMA said. 

    Carpet concerns: Danspin now has until 12 November to offer ‘solutions to resolve the CMA’s concerns’

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  • iPhone 11 vs. iPhone XR: Which phone is the better buy for the price?

    id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> When Apple introduced its iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max in September, it came as a surprise that its base model, the iPhone 11, started at just $699, £729 and AU $1,199  — $50 cheaper than last year’s iPhone XR when it debuted. Because of the new lineup, the company also lowered the iPhone XR’s price to $599, £629 and AU$1,049. With the new price points in mind, we compare the new iPhone 11 with 2018’s iPhone XR to see which phone is the better buy today. 

    Read: iPhone camera comparison: iPhone 11 with Deep Fusion vs. iPhone XR

    In short, despite the iPhone 11’s better camera and more modern connectivity hardware, we prefer the iPhone XR. The iPhone XR is simply the better value and is worth saving $100 over the iPhone 11. 

    Apple iPhone 11
    The future-proof iPhone
    Sarah Tew/CNET With dual rear cameras, Night Mode shooting and a 12-megapixel front-facing shooter, the iPhone 11 does have more tricks up its sleeves for photos and videos. But compared to the iPhone XR, which already takes fantastic pictures and video, the advantages are slight for the extra $100 you’ll pay. In addition, the iPhone 11 has a new U1 chip and Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit LTE capabilities. You will see these next-gen features in future iPhones and Android devices, so if you want to have a modern phone for the next few years, the iPhone 11 is the best bet. But because Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit LTE are not fully built-out networks yet, you won’t see any immediate advantages — another reason why we still prefer the iPhone XR. Read our Apple iPhone 11 review.

    $699 at Apple $700 at Best Buy $700 at Verizon Wireless Apple iPhone XR
    The better value
    Josh Miller/CNET It might have last year’s processor and specs, but for the $100 you’ll be saving with the iPhone XR, we think it’s worth it. It has a longer-lasting battery, and it runs iOS 13 just as smoothly as the iPhone 11 on its A12 chipset. Though it doesn’t have an ultrawide camera and the updated camera tech, the iPhone XR works just fine for posting photos on Instagram and social media, too. In general, if you’re on a tight budget, the iPhone XR is still a great value. We’d suggest either pocketing that $100 for something else or using it to upgrade to the 128GB model and still have $50 left over. Read our Apple iPhone XR review.

    $749 at Amazon $599 at Apple $600 at Best Buy How we tested
    Design: Nearly identical and still as durable
    The iPhone 11 and XR look nearly identical — the quickest way to identify them is by the iPhone 11’s extra camera and square bump. But besides that and the different color choices (the iPhone 11 comes in lavender, mint green and a pastel yellow, while the Phone XR comes in a canary yellow, coral and blue), there are no obvious differences. They are the same size and weigh the same, and the phones have the same 6.1-inch LCD display with the same resolution and pixel density.

    Besides the number of rear cameras they have, the iPhone 11 and XR look similar.

    Angela Lang/CNET We performed a series of drop tests on the iPhone 11 and XR, and both phones are quite sturdy. We dropped the iPhone 11 on its front and back on smooth concrete from 3 feet, 6 feet and 8 feet, 7 inches. On all drops, the phone’s back glass and screen didn’t crack. There was a small, cosmetic scratch above the camera lens from 8 feet, but the camera lens was completely fine.

    Read more: Best iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max cases you can get now

    When we dropped the iPhone XR last year, we dropped it on a concrete sidewalk. At waist height (about 3 feet), the phone’s camera glass cracked, but the back glass survived. The screen also was unscathed. At eye-level (or around 5 feet), the iPhone XR survived a fall on its back with no new damage, but when we dropped it on its screen, the display ultimately cracked. Though that was unfortunate, the fact that the iPhone XR survived waist-high drops was still good.

    Both phones are water-resistant, but the iPhone 11 has a higher IP rating of IP68 and can survive underwater at 2 meters (about 6.5 feet) for 30 minutes. The iPhone XR, meanwhile, is rated IP67 and click here can survive underwater to a depth of 1 meter (about 3 feet) for 30 minutes on paper. However, when we took it out on dives last year, the iPhone XR kept on ticking even after 19 minutes underwater at a depth of 5 meters (16.4 feet). Because the iPhone XR could endure more than its listed IP rating, the iPhone 11 may be able to exceed its IP68 rating as well. We haven’t tested the phone’s water resistance yet, but we will soon. Check back with CNET when we do.

  • Few Things You Need To Know Before Ordering Ready Mix Concrete

    Ready mix concrete has high versatility and can be used for a wide variety of purposes, make sure you choose the right concrete supplier in Surrey.
    With the right supplier by your side, you can stay assured that high-quality ready mix concrete will be delivered in fresh condition to your construction site. The mixture is put on a self-propelled chassis so that the ingredients of concrete are kept under continuous rotation while being transported in a truck.

    The trucks used to transport them are specially designed and are known as transit mixer. ready mix concrete
    ready mix concreteOrdering Ready Mix Concrete? 5 Vital Things You Should Know
    • Beware Of Excessive Fly Ash
    Talk with your supplier and they will let you know the amount of fly ash which has been added in the concrete. Using an excessive amount of fly ash is against the standards. It weakens the concretemixer as they contain large and click here less reactive particles.

    The level of fly ash added with the mixer generally ranges from 15% to 25% of the total concrete mass. Anything more than that is an indication that the supplier just wanted to enhance their profit. • Check The Ingredients
    Ready-mix concrete is made using various ingredients like cement, admixture, aggregates and water. It is your responsibility to know the source of each ingredient and its proportion. Ask your supplier to provide you with details of the mix design. They generally buy the ingredients from various sources.

    You can assess the reliability of the supplier only if you judge the sources. The mixer will be of high quality only if the ingredients have been bought from reputed sources. • Test The Concrete
    Though every concrete supplier will claim to deliver high-quality ready mix concrete, it is your responsibility to test their quality. Look for suppliers with test facilities within their premises where routine tests are carried out. Test the ordered concretemixer to check their strength and workability.

    A slump site can be carried out on the site to check the material’s workability. You can stay assured about the durability of a house build using high-quality concrete. • Know The Admixture Used
    Sometimes concrete suppliers, add an excess amount of admixture when preparing the concrete just to regain the material’s workability. If the admixture which is being used contains chloride, it is your responsibility to check its percentage. If a high amount of chloride is mixed with the concrete, the reinforcement steel might corrode and affect the durability of the building.

    This is why experienced suppliers in Sutton, always try to use admixtures which don’t contain chloride. • Check The Information On The Delivery Ticket
    Not only should you ask the supplier to provide you with a ready mix concrete delivery ticket but also check the information included in it. Few information you can expect are the name of the ready-mix concrete plant, number of concrete plants, serial number of the ticket, location of the site, truck number, name of the purchaser, the grade of mixer delivered, details of the mix design and the size and type of concrete ingredients used.

    Time to consider the points stated above and ordering high-quality ready mix concrete will become easier. Cobra Concrete has years of experience in supplying high-quality ready mix concrete to hundreds of customers in and around London. They also cover parts of Kent, Surrey, Croydon, Beckenham, Bromley and Sutton. They are now one of the leading concrete suppliers in Surrey .

    You can either mix the concrete delivered by them on-site with little or no mess or simply opt for ready mix concrete.

  • LSU’s bendable concrete could fix America’s crumbling infrastructure

    -text c-gray-1″ >America’s infrastructure is crumbling around us. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ latest Infrastructure Report Card, from 2017, rated the nation’s roads, bridges, airports and water systems at a paltry D+ — the same grade received four years prior when the report card was last issued. However, recent advances in a novel form of concrete could help us rebuild our roadways to be stronger and more resilient than ever before.

    It’s called Engineered Cementitious Composite, ECC for short, or simply “bendable concrete.” Originally developed in the early 1990s by Dr. Victor Li, a civil and environmental engineering professor at the University of Michigan, ECC is to normal concrete what the Six Million Dollar Man was to Steve Austin: better, stronger, and more expensive in every way.

    “ECC material has about 300 times more deformation capacity, more than two times the flexural strength, and a higher compressive strength,” Gabriel Arce, senior research associate in LSU’s Department of Construction Management, said in a statement last December. However Dr. Li’s ECC is also four times more expensive than traditional concrete.

    This cost increase, Arce explained to Engadget, is due to the component materials that go into it. Dr. Li’s mix utilized micro silica sand, which is near impossible to mine stateside and expensive to import, as well as polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fiber. However, Arce’s team has found more reasonably priced and locally-sourced materials that can provide the same benefits at a fraction of the price — a cost-saving that can be duplicated virtually anywhere in the world.

    By using fine sand from the Mississippi River rather than micro silica, PVA fiber that lacks the usual oil-based coating used in this application, and locally available fly ash rather than conventional concrete, Arce’s team has produced an ECC that only costs 2.5 times what regular concrete would.

    Now, dropping the price of ECC from four times the price of regular concrete to 2.5 times may not sound economically feasible, but they only need to use half as much material to perform the same function.

    “When you factor in the possibility of building pavements at half the thickness and the enhanced construction productivity due to the ability to construct pavements without joints, the cost of pavements with our ECC material should be comparable to that of traditional concrete,” Arce explained in his December statement. “ECC has the potential to provide more durable and reliable concrete pavements that can mitigate the necessity of recurring repair, saving time and money.”

    Its flexibility is the key. When regular concrete is exposed to cyclical temperature changes and wet weather, it has a tendency to crack — especially when it is also stressed by countless cars, trucks, and semis rolling over it. “If you have moisture inside the concrete, click here you have a freeze-thaw cycle when water freezes, it expands and generates internal pressure and actually breaks the concrete because [the material] cannot sustain the expansion going on inside it,” Arce said. It’s even worse if water is able to make its way through the concrete entirely, washing away the ground underneath it and setting the stage for potholes.

    ECC, on the other hand, doesn’t suffer from this effect as its ductility is rated between 100 and 500 time that of conventional roadway materials. Since ECC is capable of bending, it can stand up to heavy traffic even if the substrate below it has been washed away. What’s more, given the material’s resistance to cracking, the chloride from road salt has a much tougher time penetrating and corroding the metal supports beneath it (ie on bridges and overpasses). Best of all, ECC can be used as a patch over existing concrete, improving its resilience without requiring the entire structure be torn down and rebuilt.

    Unfortunately, LSU’s ECC mix isn’t quite ready for use just yet. It must first be put through its paces at the Louisiana Transportation Research Center Pavement Research Facility. There, researchers are constructing a 210-foot long test roadway which will undergo accelerated wear testing over the next few months. The tests are expected to last about a year and the data they generate will help the researchers fine tune the mix. Arce hopes that the ECC his team has developed will be ready for widespread deployment within the next decade.

    Image: LSU (Pouring ECC)

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  • How to Choose an Efficient Concrete Contractor

    Click Here, Button, Red, ArrowWhether you want to work on your driveway or patio or walkway, having an efficient concrete contractor right beside you is very important to ensure that you get your expected result for your property. Honestly it’s not a big deal to find a contractor for house projects as there are many and if you talk to them they all are the best. But the question is would you only rely on their words for your precious property? Can their words prove their work efficiency? Of course not.

    There are certain areas that you need to examine to make sure that your property is in the right hands. Well it is not too difficult to find a skilled contractor, all you need to do is to keep your eyes and ears open while searching for them.

    1. Online research
    Start your research from the internet to prepare a list of contractors who you think can be suitable for your project. Find their contact information and interact with them to know more about their services and experience. You can also rely on the reviews of various companies swhere you can get an idea of their reputation in the market.

    2. Referrals
    Even if you have made a list of contractors you have found to be trustable online, you should never miss a chance to ask your known circle for referrals. Your friends and family are more reliable sources of information than the internet in this case. This is because online reviews can be filtered which means the company can simply delete negative reviews to hide it from you.

    3. Experience
    The years of experience of a contractor speaks a lot about his capabilities. A well experienced contractor means he has been operating in this industry for a long time without disappointing their customers. That is why whenever you feel like you like a particular contractor; don’t forget to ask him about his experience in this field.

    4. Compare quotes
    Comparing prices of different contractors is very important to get a rough idea of the current construction charges in the market. Service charges are probably the first thing we ask while interacting with contractors. Going with the cheapest option is certainly not a good decision click here. This is because low price can indicate lower quality or less service. So when you are asking for their price, don’t forget to ask about the services included in it and then make a decision.

    5. Verify insurance
    If anything wrong happens in a job site, you would definitely not want to be liable for that and to ensure that you need to hire an insured contractor. Make sure that your contractor has valid insurance and that is adequate enough to cover your home in case of an accident during the project. If needed, you can verify his insurance by contacting the insurance company.

    6. Ask for contract papers
    Getting everything in a written form or in contract papers is important to avoid any possible conflicts during or after the project. A professional contractor would never hesitate to mention every detail of the project in the contract papers. But it is your responsibility to check whether he has mentioned everything or not. Finalize the deal only if you think you are comfortable with the terms of the contract.

    I hope these tips will be helpful for you in making a concrete decision for your home. Before initiating the search for contractors, you can also get some knowledge about concrete equipment rental or concrete tool rental Brampton online. If you know about some of the commonly used concrete tools, you will be able to ask relevant questions to the contractors to test them.

    The author recommends ‘AlfaPrime.ca ‘ if you are in need of concrete supplies, concrete equipment tools on rental in Brampton and surrounding GTA.

  • Master & Dynamic’s concrete speaker is equal parts sound and spectacle

    -text c-gray-1″ data-behavior=”Dropcap”> If you’re a fan of well-designed headphones that have a unique aesthetic, Master & Dynamic should be at the top of your list. The company has been pairing colored leather and metal accents for years now, creating some of the best looking audio accessories available. Earlier this year, the company ventured into another product category: wireless speakers. In true M&D fashion, it didn’t cut corners on design, materials or sound and even opted to make its first model out of concrete. Sure, it’s been done before, but concrete speakers are still a novelty. It looks great and, as I discovered after spending several weeks with one, the MA770 is more than capable when it comes to audio quality. But, it’s not for everyone.

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    For the MA770, Master & Dynamic teamed up with Sir David Adjaye, an architect you may know from his work on the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. The collaboration resulted in a speaker that exhibits physical weight and dramatic angles, so the ties to Adjaye’s work are obvious. To construct the MA770, the company developed a unique type of concrete to increase the material’s sound dampening properties and overall acoustics. The shell is also one solid molded piece.

    As you might expect, a speaker made out of concrete is pretty heavy — 35 pounds to be exact. It’s definitely a “lift with your legs, not with your back” type situation. The extra heft means you have to give some thought to where the MA770 will sit. Most bookcases and tables will have enough strength to support the audio gear, but you’ll need to look beyond a flimsy shelving unit or a small mantle. For me, a dresser was a good spot to accommodate the overall size of the speaker and give it the recommended clearance from the wall. The speaker is much larger than something from the likes of Sonos, Sony and others so placement took some planning. The MA770 is more comparable in size to Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay A6, another speaker that will put a dent in your wallet.

    A concrete speaker is something you’re going to want to show off in your home, and Master & Dynamic is well aware of that fact. On the face of the MA770, there’s a magnetic metal grille that’s easily removed to expose the device’s dual speakers and single tweeter. You can see through the grille already, but just in case you want to display that bare concrete facade, you’re able to do so. Along the bottom of the speaker’s front is a metal strip that holds the MA770’s four onboard buttons and an LED indicator for which connection is active. The controls are for volume, play/pause and selecting a source and that light will tell you if you’ve picked Cast, Bluetooth, aux or optical to play your tunes. Since most music apps have audio controls, I only had to get up to change the source rather than to tweak the volume or pause a song.

    Once you’ve found a place to put it, the MA770 is easy to set up. All you have to do is plug it in and download the Google Home app on a phone or tablet. Since Master & Dynamic’s speaker uses Chromecast for its WiFi connectivity, you’ll need the Google app to get it connected to your home network. In my testing, the speaker was recognized immediately and the setup was complete in less than five minutes. Sometimes connected speakers can take a while to get going or require multiple attempts to get them online. That wasn’t the case click here, thankfully.

    From there, broadcasting audio via WiFi to the MA770 is a matter of firing up your favorite compatible audio app and hitting the Cast button. For me, that’s a mix of Spotify (through Spotify Connect) and PocketCasts. Bluetooth is available for all of the options that don’t play nice with Chromecast, like Apple Music. It works fine, but I rarely used it. And let’s face it: If your go-to audio apps are Chromecast-enabled, there’s little reason to.

    You can also opt to use two MA770 units as a stereo pair for both wired and wireless audio. I wasn’t able to test this out as I only had one unit on hand, but if you feel the need to splurge for two, just know this feature is available. In terms of wired connectivity, there’s a 3.5mm aux input around back as well as an optical input. Unfortunately, I’m not (yet) a turntable owner so I wasn’t able to put the MA770 through its paces with vinyl.

    If the audio quality I experienced over Chromecast is any indication, you can expect Master & Dynamic’s trademark sound no matter the input method. It’s an audio profile that’s more “natural,” than Vizio and Sony speakers I’ve tested. I’ve always liked it on the company’s headphones, especially when a lot of other options tend to overly favor the low end. There’s also 100W of power at work, so the concrete speaker can blast those tunes at a high volume without sacrificing overall quality.

    Most genres shine on the MA770, but I found bluegrass, jazz and rock sounded best. The Punch Brothers and Miles Davis especially since they have a ton of detail that can get lost on lesser speakers and headphones. The music was crisp and clear, which allowed the finer points to come through. Indeed, the more conservative approach to bass does have an effect when listening to hip-hop and other genres that need serious low end. Don’t get me wrong, Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels and Big K.R.I.T. all sound great, but a little more bass could make the MA770 better suited for every genre instead of a few standouts. Sonos is still my top choice — the sound quality you get for the price is unmatched. With a smidge more bass, the MA770 could put up more of a fight, but as it stands, Sonos is still the first on my list.

    Of course, the most pressing issue for many would-be buyers is the price. The MA770 costs $1,800, putting it on a Bang & Olufsen level of luxury. Sure it sounds really good, has a unique look and the allure of using a rather unique material, but that’s a lot of money to drop on one piece of audio gear. Even if the price tag is a deal breaker for most people, the MA770 is a lofty first voyage into speakers for Master & Dynamic, and one that checks all the boxes in terms of design, audio and ease of use.

    Indeed, Master & Dynamic will likely introduce more speakers down the road and the financial commitment should be a little easier to swallow. Consider B&O: The company built its reputation on stellar audio at astronomical prices before introducing the more consumer friendly BeoPlay line, with a variety of speaker options from $2,699 down to $169. The options may not be as diverse as B&O’s lineup, but hopefully we’ll see some more affordable speakers from Master & Dynamic soon enough. Until then, most will choose to admire the MA770 from afar. If the price isn’t a concern, the company is showing off the speaker at its first retail location in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood from November 30th through December 24th. You can at least see it in the flesh before you take a chunk out of your savings account.

    Photos by Edgar Alvarez

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  • 5 Things You Need to Know For Maintaining Concrete

    Most people consider concrete to be strong and maintenance free, although it’s highly durable, if it’s properly looked after it will greatly extend its life and beauty. To ensure your concrete is always at its best arrange for concrete cleaning on the Gold Coast to clean and refresh it every year.

    Whether you have outdoor concrete surfaces, polished or decorative floor’s taking good care of them will not only prolong their useful life, but maintain their value.

    Things to know about maintaining concrete

    1. Regularly Remove Dirt

    The easiest way to clean concrete outside, is using a pressure washer. This is the best way to remove grime and stains that often build up from the environment. But always wear protective gear as the pressure can be dangerous.

    When using a pressure washer keep the working nozzle at about 45 degrees to the work surface and about 2 foot (0.6m) from the surface. The high pressure can damage concrete if you get too close, use too finer nozzle or click here hold it in one stop too long. Keep it moving in an even motion to cover the whole area

    2. Crack Repair

    Cracks can appear in concrete over time; this is often due to roots from trees or the fill underneath being eroded by water. It’s important to have these repaired promptly as water entering these cracks can undermine the rest of the concrete. Also, seeds can become trapped and germinate inside. It’s surprising just how much damage these seeds can cause

    3. Concrete Sealers

    Sealing concrete surfaces is one of the best ways to protect them and keep them looking good. Sealers help to waterproof the concrete so it’s less likely to become stained from spills and mould. It also reduces the amount of dirt that sticks to it and eliminates any dust problems. Many sealers provide a barrier against UV ray exposure from the sun. Depending on the traffic volume and weather concrete should be sealed every one to two years

    4. Always Clean Up Spills Right Away

    Concrete floors are porous so will absorb liquids such as oil, diesel and petrol as well as rust stains and even vegetable stains from leaves and fruit such as plums. So it’s necessary to clean these up as soon as possible, having you concrete sealed will help minimize stains but often will stop them completely

    5. Always use neutral Chemicals

    Using chemicals that aren’t pH neutral can harm the concrete surface, causing it to break-down and become chalky or dusty. There’s a range of special cleaners on the market, you can use or talk with the friendly guys at any of the concrete cleaning companies on The Gold Coast. They will be more than happy to give you some great pointers and even give you a quote to do the job for you. They’re the experts and have all the best equipment, ensuring you’ll get a great job at an affordable price.

    Concrete although having a reputation as being almost indestructible can over time break down and start to look neglected. Simply sealing you concrete each year can help to maintain it in almost new condition and having it cleaned as needed will restore it so will look great for years.

    To ensure your concrete is always at its best arrange for concrete cleaning on the Gold Coast to clean and refresh it every year.

  • Breaking Monotony of the Stereotypical Education System

    ICRI India has scripted a great success story for itself in a short period and deservingly so. The world-class infrastructure and facilities for students are paramount for students who come across India and the globe to study here at ICRI India. Highly qualified faculty and advanced teaching methodology contribute equally to the stature that the institution has achieved in no time.

    Stereotypical Education System

    The institution believes in enriching the students with core values and culture, in addition to providing them with focused and exemplary academic learning. We try to encourage and guide students towards holistic learning as it is the endeavor to set the highest benchmark for quality education.

    ICRI India focuses on the overall development of students. Besides the regular teachings from the expertise, the student will learn self-discipline and practical learning of everyday life to become just, impartial and noble individuals.

    We believe every student here possesses some unique talent which is above and beyond the flair of academic learning. The students must pursue their interests with firm belief and they will carve a name for themselves. Notwithstanding the generalization imposed by society that defines success by the financial standing of an individual, students must approach their goals, not allowing anyone to belittle their dreams or standing in the way of it.

    Also, while it is completely fair for Parents to expect their children to get good jobs, make a living and earn respect, it is our responsibility as parents and teachers to support our children to enable them to grow in the fields of their choosing. We must acknowledge that constant comparison with fellow students or pushing them only towards materialistic gains can make them question their competence and lose their originality. It is us, whose guidance and support is what our children require the most at this time.

    TO FOSTER a culture of openness and preparedness towards cutting-edge future roadmap and emerging knowledge blocks with a constant eye on applicability and scalability.

    TO DEVELOP a learning orientation across the entire university ecosystem that goes beyond domain knowledge to ensure that learning and problem-solving continue for life.

    To encourage students, ICRI India provides them with multiple opportunities to grow professionally and personally by participating in events and inter/intra-institution activities for practical learning. Every student is assigned a mentor who guides them through the years they spend in Amity and even after that. Each of our students should make the best of their time spent on campus, channelize their energy in the right direction and strive to achieve the success they dream of. For any queries, feel free to contact us at +91 9717094063, 9717094061, 011-40651001

     

  • What Clinical Psychology as a Career has for you?

    If you have been considering taking up psychology as a career, then there is a huge scope for the same. Psychologists are in high demand as the number of cases where people facing mental issues are on rising. So having a career as psychologists will certainly prove positive in all sense. Apart from working in this field, a career in psychology can offer more new opportunities and challenges helping in making a promising career. However, to get into this rewarding career, you need to start with the course that helps in preparing for the best. ICRI India offers an MA in clinical psychology where students are prepared well to enter into this career through the practical and theoretical way. The institute has joined hands with Himgiri Zee University curated the clinical psychology course to offer deep insight.

    Let us now check 3 benefits of taking up clinical psychology as a career-

    1. A Rewarding Career to consider as Clinical Psychology-

    One of the major benefits aspirants can have is the opportunity to help people facing mental issues. If you are one of those who loves to help others, then a career in psychology is the best thing to go for. In many situations, the job can be stressful, but it is worth too.

    1. Flexible Work Schedules-

    Another best thing about clinical psychology is the flexible work schedule it offers. If you are operating your own therapy practice, you can set your work schedule accordingly. So you can spend enough time with your friends and family. If you are working in hospitals or mental health offices, then you may not have those flexible working hours.

    1. Running their Own Clinic-

    If you are done with the practice and keen on running your own clinic, then you can do that too. Many professionals even go for opening up their own clinic. Establishing own private therapy helps in treating people and work in a flexible way. Running own clinic will help you to earn well for the long term.

    You can also read :- WHAT IS THE POINT OF ACHIEVING AVIATION MANAGEMENT?
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  • What Is The Point Of Achieving Aviation Management?

    Aviation management is somewhat like property management. You may have noticed that property owners hire a third-party company. To take care of the asset and other aspects. In the same manner, aircraft owners hire an aviation management company for protecting and maintaining. Their luxurious aircraft. Having an executive jet is not only an asset but also utilized as a dynamic business tool. From the perspective of an aircraft owner, they focus on enhancing the business and elevating personal life. This is where third-party aviation management companies come into play. They can help with the operation and management of the aircraft. Aviation management helps in maximizing the pros of air travel while minimizing the overall operational cost.

    Almost all aircraft owner look forward to hiring an aviation management company to save both time and money along with some other incredible benefits. These include having a trained crew who can help to manage the aircraft.

    What is aviation management?

    Before you get on the business it is important to have a degree. Opting for a course is a smart choice. The management program is a course that deals with the entire studies of aerospace industry including airports, airlines and other businesses related to it. You will be trained to supervise the routine operations done by the ground staff in the aviation sector. Course like MBA in aviation management at ICRI India having associated with Indus University will help you to work on high and reputed positions where you need to know and control the airport security along with air traffic controls. The course can help you to achieve good communication skills along with having the abilities of a leader which is pivotal in the aviation industry.

    Why is it so essential?

    The degree of aviation management helps you to acquire the required education for overseeing the departments of airlines and airports. Make sure you are eligible for the course and thus, you need to consult this with the faculty of Certification Company. The course is offered at the bachelor’s degree level. Along with fundamental management courses, there are some specific studies in the aviation industry which should be determined. Also, the course will help you with the rules and regulations of aviation. The course is specifically designed for them who have an interest in the aviation industry and want to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Students can also choose to attend several seminars to enhance the experience of higher studies.

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  • ICRI for Logisticians and Aviation enthusiasts

    ICRI India is a leading institution in the Logistics and Aviation Industry. If you are someone who has a great enthusiasm for this sector then, you should get your admission at this leading institute who has campuses all around the nation at renowned places like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, etc.

    The logistics industry

    It is valued at 8.1 trillion dollars and is suspected to grow more with time. The sector currently employs over 40 million people in the world and therefore students are more likely for employability in this industry. One of the hottest fields to choose from which has both good job security and good employability chances is the Logistics Industry. The corporate world is in need of individuals who have very flexible penetrating ability and specialized knowledge in this sector. And also in today’s market, every corporate company has the logistics department that looks after all the logistics operations in the company. This way there is a lot of job opportunities available in the sector. It is said that the Indian Logistics market will get doubled by the end of this decade.

    The technological change in the logistics industry requires individuals that have a very trained and specialized knowledge about the sector and can contribute their maximum to this industry.

    The Aviation Industry

    Likewise, the Aviation Industry is also a very happening sector when it comes to choosing a career. It is a huge industry considering its infrastructure, Modernization, huge investment and then expanding their air fleet which is contributing the maximum to the economy.

    3.5% of the total GDP or the global economy relies on the Aviation industry and also it is said that 6.3 million livelihoods are supported by air transport.

    Both these industries are a boon if you are someone who is interested in building a career in these sectors. And if you are you should definitely consider ICRI which has professional faculties to train and make you become an individual that fits perfectly for these industries.

    Read:  Reviews about ICRI INDIA

    Also read: Take a Flight to Fly High with ICRI India’s Diploma in Aviation, Travel & Tourism Management course 

    Take a Flight to Fly High with ICRI India’s Diploma in Aviation, Travel & Tourism Management course

  • About clinical trial and the Considerations to Make Before Involving In It

    No medical board applies the findings of new tests and medical treatment right after they are discovered. No wonder patient participation has now become very important. It goes a long way to find satisfactory questions to all queries and apprehensions that arise after medical studies. For the uninitiated, clinical trial reference to people’s spontaneous participation to carry on medical experiments on them.

    • Why Clinical Trial Earns a Thumbs Up

    If you are taking part in any clinical trial program, then you get access to try some advanced treatment. You get the service in the leading medical colleges, under expert care. And you get the care without spending anything from your end. Also, volunteering in the cause makes you take an active part in health care and medical studies.

    • What Should You Consider

    Before joining any clinical trial, you need to judge its incentives, as well as its downsides. First of all, remember that medical experiments might not be effective for all participants. In any case, you do stand a chance to develop severe side effects, some of which might linger your lifetime. Again, involvement in any such experiment requires a lot of protocols to follow. Going through all of them is indeed time-consuming. So if you are suffering from a condition that requires immediate attention, then clinical trials might not be the best option for you.

    • Understanding Your Rights         

    Any responsible medical team would ensure that the rights of the volunteers are duly guaranteed. That being said, no one is likely to involve an experiment that involves unnecessary risk. Any experiment, which is going to take place, needs to be approved by the institutional medical board. It is usually headed by both a team of physicians and laypeople. Expect your medical team to be candid about the possible outcome, as well as the benefit and risks involved in the study before signing the consent form.

    Conclusion-

    If you are keen on taking up clinical trials as the career option, then ICRI India is the right institute to start with. During the course, students are trained well about important aspects of clinical trials and research work.

    ICRI has joined hands with :- Indus University, Jain university, Jaipur National University, Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, Himgiri Zee University, Amity University, Sharda University.

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  • Top Automobile Management Courses to take up in 2019

    The automobile industry is the fastest growing industry in India and globally. The growth of this industry has also pitched the growth of employment as companies are looking for young and bright professionals to come up with new ideas and help in growing this industry. India is the prominent exporter and importer of automobiles. Companies like TATA Motors, Tesla Inc., Kia Motors, BMW, Hero Motor Corp, Ford Motor Corp etc. are continuously experimenting on new cars to give consumers something new. In Asia, the automobile sales including passenger and the commercial vehicle are the third largest growing economy which is 9.5%. If you are keen on joining this industry then undergoing automobile management course from a reputed institute like ICRI India is the best decision you can take.

    In 2019, automobile management course in India will be an interesting course student would prefer taking up. We bring you with three automobile management courses to take up in 2019-

    1) MBA in Marketing Automobile Management-

    This 2 years of MBA in Marketing Automobile Management course by ICRI India is designed to offer students with in-depth knowledge of marketing in the automobile industry. The syllabus is designed to prepare students for the changing industry face of the automobile and understands how marketing in the automobile is done. Workshops are conducted, industrial visits are organized, and case studies are given to help students in preparing for automobile marketing management. Upon completion, you can join the automobile company as- sales manager, area manager, purchase manages, or any another managerial post.

    2) MBA in Automobile Dealership Management-

    This PG course of two years is designed to prepare students for various automobile dealership job options. It gives a solid foundation for the MBA program and enhances dealership skills in students. Moreover, students also have hands-on experience with a dealership in the automobile industry. Upon completion of the course, you are placed with any of the leading automobile company with the handsome pay scale.

    3) BBA in Marketing and Automobile Management-

    This 3 years degree course is designed for aspirants looking forward to making a promising career in the automobile industry. Throughout the course, students are well-trained through practical and theoretical method to understand marketing method. The course will also help students to develop marketing and management skill in the automobile industry. Upon completion of the course, students need to take an internship with any of the leading automobile company to get practical experience.

    About ICRI:

    Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the top institutes in India for clinical research. Offering different courses combined with practical and theoretical preparation method, students are prepared well to have a progressive career in clinical research. Corporate training, workshop, and clinicians clinical research at different pharma companies conducted by ICRI India help aspirants and professionals to gather in-depth knowledge about the field

    Read more: A Career Guidance Center ICRI India

  • A Career Guidance Center ICRI India
    Institute of Clinical Research (ICRI) offers both full time and part time courses. It offers various courses and programs. It helps the candidate prepare itself better in their career. Many centers are available at various parts of the country like Ahmedabad, Delhi, Dehradun, Jaipur, Mumbai, and Pune. Distance learning and online learning is offered for the students for ease in learning.MBA Logistic Management course

    ICRI is a well-known institute which offers dedicated and specialized courses in Logistic Management. Various courses offered at ICRI include –

    Logistics helps in managing and controlling the flow of goods, resources, and information. It is concerned with managing the supply chain of the goods.

    Benefits of the program

    By pursuing the Logistics and supply chain management course, candidates gain practical experience through real-world case study and the projects in product development.

    Course Details

    While pursuing an MBA online Distance learning course in Logistics, the student will have to study 2 semesters.

    The course module includes topics such as Logistics and Supply chain management, E-commerce and application of ICT in SCM, Retailing management, Distribution management and Logistics, Customer Relationship Management, and Financial Management, Warehouse Management, Inventory Control, Transportation Management, Organizational Behaviour, Service Operations Management, Management of Information System, and Dissertation.

    Duration of the course

    The course of MBA logistics management in distance learning is of 2 years.

    Eligibility

    To apply for the course, the candidate must be a graduate with minimum 55% of marks.

    After completing MBA in logistics distance education, many recruiters hire candidates in their firm. Few firms who have recruited through ICRI are –

    • Ashok Leyland
    • TATA
    • FedEx
    • Self-Express
    • ESSAR
    • DHL
    • DB SCHENKER

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  • Top 3 Reasons why English Test System is a must
    Every year, lakhs of students apply for higher-education in top overseas colleges. However, students need to go through the process of test and another process. Only after which college allow students to get admission. Apart from the normal process of admission, students also need to take up International English Language. Testing System or English Testing System, a globally recognized test of English Language. This is to check the proficiency of English language student carries. Governments and professional bodies use the score of the test for immigration and professional registration purpose. However, to prepare for the course students should check out with the right institute. ICRI India, one of the leading institutes in India undertakes English Testing System training program for aspirants.

    Here are few benefits of English Testing System students can have:

    1. Helps in getting an objective assessment of English Language Liabilities:

    You may speak good English. But don’t apply to the international university course. But it is essential that you know the level of English. you are an expert and is it enough to get admission to an international university.

    1. Get the Certification that is widely recognized:

    By taking up the English Language Testing and passing out the same, you will get the report upon completing the course. The report helps in getting desired recognition and acceptance from any of the institutions. Having this certificate can help you to get acceptance from companies and professional bodies.

    1. Will help in earning in-depth English:

    During the training, you will be given in-depth aspects of the English language. Which are essential to learning. At ICRI India, you will have 6 days of classroom training session after which a certificate will be provided from the USA.

    About ICRI:

    Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the top institutes in India for clinical research. Offering different courses combined with practical and theoretical preparation method, students are prepared well to have a progressive career in clinical research. Corporate pieces of training, workshop, and clinicians clinical research at different pharma companies conducted by ICRI India help aspirants and professionals to gather in-depth knowledge about the field.

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  • Take a Flight to Fly High with ICRI India’s Diploma in Aviation, Travel & Tourism Management course

    Aviation, Travel & Tourism Management industry is growing in a rapid phase and is giving enormous work opportunities for aspirants. To enter into this billion-dollar industry, one has to prepare self and understand how this industry works. If you are looking forward to join either in Aviation or travel & tourism industry, joining ICRI India is the best start you can have. ICRI India, one the leading institute in India having branches in different parts of India offers this course with complete access to industry insight and other aspects of the industry.

    The Industry Growth:

    According to the estimation done by IBEF, by 2020 the passenger traffic at Indian airports is set to increase by 421 million. Moreover, the travel and tourism industry is set to grow by US $423.7 billion by 2026. This increasing market size will invite opportunity to aspirants to take up jobs and grow.

    ICRI India has been inviting new age students who are keen to grow along with this industry. Till date, the institute has produced number of professionals who went ahead to taste the success in the industry.

    What does the programme offers?

    Once you take programme, you will different aspects of aviation and tourism industry. This includes-overview of the civil aviation, principals of management, airport terminal operations, tourism management, etc. ICRI India has a tie-up with multiple aviation and tourism companies offering practical knowledge to professionals and also job opportunities. The programme also offers hands-on training in any of the companies having tie-up. Moreover, candidates are also given training at our DCGA approved training facility. The training includes- Smoker and lives fire training, additional language, first aid training, grooming, etc.

    Step Ahead:

    ICRI India ensures that students get theoretical and practical knowledge to get complete exposure in the industry. The institute has tie-up with companies like Emirates, GMR, British Airways, Spice Jet, etc. Moreover, the institute also has tie-up with leading hotels in India.

    It is because of this reason why ICRI is confident of offering 100% placement. Students are offered with good packages and other benefits. ICRI has campus in New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmadabad, Bangalore and Pune, and have alumni of more than 16,000 students working globally in this industry.

    About ICRI:

    Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the top institutes in India for clinical research. Offering different courses combined with practical and theoretical preparation method, students are prepared well to have a progressive career in clinical research. Corporate trainings, workshop and cliniminds clinical research at different pharma companies conducted by ICRI India help aspirants and professionals to gather in-depth knowledge about the field.

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  • 3 Supply Chain Management Technology Upgrade
    Supply chain is certainly the most happening and functional industry which is a requirement for e-commerce and other FMCG business. Supply chain management is an important component of productivity that takes the business ahead smoothly. Every e-commerce company ensures that supply chain management is finely conceptualized so that delivery of product is done without any hamper. Now with the adoption of latest technology, companies that deal in supply chain management can have smooth business flow. Computerized chain management has revolutionized the industry that allows both the end customers and company to keep a track on delivery. However, to use this technology, company need professionals to handle things perfectly. Aspirants before joining the industry are trained well at the ICRI India through supply chain course.

    During the course ware, they are trained about the use of new technology and how things work.

    Technology changing the face of the industry:

    Use of tracking systems and other real-time monitoring systems help in the entire delivery process. With the dynamism in technology including smartphones, GPS devices and tablets has made the technology use easy and supply chain process error free.

    One of the benefits of having technology in the supply chain management is the flexibility it offers to managers. Supply managers can now manage the entire process of delivery and enhance the customer satisfaction.

    Let us now check the technology used in supply chain management:

    1. Radio Technology:

    One of the problems supply chain managers face is the loss of product during transit. This not only results to loss, but also creates negative impact on the overall business. With the adoption of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) helps in monitoring the product left for delivery.

    1. Advanced Weighing Technology:

    This is yet another technology benefit supply chain management industry can have. Traditionally, out dated truck scales can be useless. With the use of advanced weighing technology, one can scale the measure payload weight and truck’s gross weight. The technology helps in enhancing the productivity and also ensures that truck carries maximum weight.

    1. Transport Management Software:

    With the use of computerized supplied management, the use of software, the user can track and manage the entire supply chain process. With the use of software, the user can organize inventory data, manage shipping and monitor distribution. Moreover, with the software, the user can manage everyday deal with the comfort of office.

    About ICRI:

    Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the top institutes in India for clinical research. Offering different courses combined with practical and theoretical preparation method, students are prepared well to have a progressive career in clinical research. Corporate training, workshop and cliniminds clinical research at different pharma companies conducted by ICRI India help aspirants and professionals to gather in-depth knowledge about the field.

    For More Information Check ICRI Reviews

  • 3 Reasons why Masters in Public Health is best
    The public health is an organization under which health programmes are decided. There are many policies made under public health which will benefit the society in many ways. If you are a student and carrying interest to help the community and contribute toward the public health, then Masters in Public Health is the right option. There are top institutes like ICRI India that offers Masters of Public Health for students who will learn about health policies, role & implementation and other areas. During the course, students will also learn about financial management, program planning and HR.
    If you are looking forward to get into Masters in Public Health, then here are 3 reasons to take up:
    1. A Gateway to Public Health:

    Government and public organization dealing with public health look for highly expert and Masters Students who have a good understanding about the field. If you are already in this field, but want to raise your position, then Masters in Public Health is the right option.  There are many public health programs that the aspirant should know and with Masters in Public Health, aspirants will get to learn about working on these programs.

    1. Booming Industry:

    While completing the Masters in Public Health, you will find that how booming this industry is. The healthcare industry in India is set to reach $280 million by 2020.  This certainly shows that there is a good scope for those who have completed masters and the industry is growing rapidly. The course designed helps aspirants to be masters in public health, medical service, technologies, etc.

    1. Sense of Responsibility:

    Once you get into the masters in public health, you will find that there is a sense responsibility growing inside you. The course takes you through various aspects of public health which you can only learn during masters. Healthcare is a serious business, and you need to be well prepared to run an organization. Every company that hires professional ensures that the individual has good understand and is serious about the field.

    About ICRI:

    Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the top institutes in India for clinical research. Offering different courses combined with practical and theoretical preparation method, students are prepared well to have a progressive career in clinical research. Corporate trainings, workshop and cliniminds clinical research at different pharma companies conducted by ICRI India help aspirants and professionals to gather in-depth knowledge about the field.

    For More Information Please Check ICRI Reviews

  • Making Promising Career in Hospital Administration Management

    Since the IT system has revolutionized the field of medicine, the hospital management- public and private has improved. For the large hospital, it can be a daunting task to manage administration on large scale. Implementation of hospital management system (HMS) has given some sort of relief to administration and function of the daily system of hospital management. Moreover, the IT system has also brought down the paperwork which can make work easier and faster. The details of patients, doctor, staff, and other administrative details can feed into the software. Also known as the hospital administration management, the health care body hires professionals and certified aspirants who can make the job perfect. An aspirant can work as medical and health service manager or health care administrators. Let us now check some of the duties and types of administrators aspirants can take up:

    • Range of Duties:

    An aspirant before getting into this domain should know the range of duties involved in the health administration. Administrators need to coordinate between hospital activities and other areas. They are also in charge of hiring doctors and maintaining records of doctors and patients. They are also trained to develop programs for teaching and research hospitals.

    • Different Types of Administrators:

    There are different types of health service managers who have different responsibilities. For instance, health information managers have the responsibilities to maintain patient records and other duties. One has to know different types of administrators and their jobs.

    • General Administrators and Specific Administrators:

    There are different roles of two different administrators. The general administrator will have the role of taking charge of all departments. This includes budget and business side. Specific administrators, also known as clinical and health information work on a department and have a duty of implementing policies and writing report.

    About ICRI:

    Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the top institutes in India for clinical research. Offering different courses combined with practical and theoretical preparation method, students are prepared well to have a progressive career in clinical research. Corporate pieces of training, workshop, and cliniminds clinical research at different pharma companies conducted by ICRI India help aspirants and professionals to gather in-depth knowledge about the field.

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  • 4 Technology Changes took place in Healthcare Management

    According to the data compiled by the University of Chicago, by 2020 the healthcare industry will see an increase of 21% when it comes to jobs. The healthcare management, mobile technology, digital diagnostics, cloud systems, and another area will update for better jobs. Aspirants completing healthcare management course from reputed institute can expect a good career opportunity waiting. ICRI India, one of the reputed institutes in India is training aspirants to understand the new technology and uses of it. Let us check 4 such technology changes witnessed in Healthcare Industry:

    1. Digital Diagnostics:

    Digital diagnostics is an important technology that is witnessed in healthcare management area to provide health care more easily. There are times when patients can’t reach doctors due to certain reasons. This is when digital diagnostics come to the role.

    1. The Cloud System:

    Cloud system has changed the way healthcare management works. This has provided much help for remote areas looking for the better health care system. In recent times, many healthcare management services have switched over to cloud system for better management. Aspirants learning healthcare management system are well-trained about cloud system and its benefits for future.

    1. Wearable:

    Wearable technology is on high, as the lifestyle of people is changing rapidly. The Consumer Electronics Association report says the fitness tracking market will reach $1 billion by coming years. There are many more technological advances happening in the wearable technology area.

    1. Health Informatics:

    Many hospitals are now started using electronic record system to manage the record accurately. A huge amount of money is wasted on inefficient record keeping processes. So to overcome the issue, electronic records are being used for the systematic process.

    About ICRI:

    Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the top institutes in India for clinical research. Offering different courses combined with practical and theoretical preparation method, students are prepared well to have a progressive career in clinical research. Corporate training, workshop and cliniminds clinical research at different pharma companies conducted by ICRI India help aspirants and professionals to gather in-depth knowledge about the field.

    READ MORE- CLINICAL RESEARCH A GOOD WAY OF ENHANCING YOUR CAREER IN HEALTHCARE SECTOR

  • Practical Skills you earn from Design Studies Degree

    The design is everywhere, from virtual and physical to illustration and graphics, one has to understand the importance of design and how uniquely one can present things. Studying design is a challenging task and is highly creative where different aspects need to be considered. Aspirants who want to get into design then pursuing degree course from the reputed institute is the best way. Design degree course equips students with both practical and theoretical skills. Upon completing the course, the student can get into areas like web design, fashion, photography, 3D, etc. Design degrees are popular offer good opportunities for future in the design industry. ICRI India, one of the leading institutes in India offers design degrees for students wanting to pursue design and make career into it.

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    What will students learn from design study degree?

    The design degree is a wide area and has many things to offer for students. The degree course includes- graphic design, illustration, textiles, interior, fashion design, etc. Students undergo practical and theoretical knowledge of the design which certainly helps students to understand how the industry works.

    These degrees help budding designers in understanding every aspect of the design. ICRI has a good infrastructure that can help students to get practical knowledge and in-depth learning method. Upon completing the course, students will have a good option of choosing the company for work that offers a good pay. Design degree offers good career opportunities for aspirants. Having an eye for detail and good logical thinking ability can prove beneficial in getting good job opportunities.

    About ICRI:

    Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the top institutes in India for clinical research. Offering different courses combined with practical and theoretical preparation method, students are prepared well to have a progressive career in clinical research. Corporate training, workshop and clinicians clinical research at different pharma companies conducted by ICRI India help aspirants and professionals to gather in-depth knowledge about the field. To know more about ICRI check ICRI India reviews.

  • Benefit of taking Medical Tourism Course | ICRI India

    In India, recently there has been a boom among students taking up medical tourism course. Institutes like ICRI India are offering newly circulated medical tourism course for students to understand the changing scenario of medical tourism. Medical tourism also known as medical travel, health tourism or global healthcare, is widely increasing and people are using this profession to travel internationally. More and more hospitals in US and other countries are outsourcing medical products and service to gain expertise from experts. This trend has grown enormously and implications in health care policy providing substantial cost reductions.

    Aspirants are getting into this profession after getting right training and understanding about the medical tourism. Institutes like ICRI India are offering courses on medical tourism. Medical tourism is emerging as the full-fledged industry and is growing rapidly.

    What you will learn from Medical Tourism course?

    By undergoing the certificate course in medical tourism, students will learn the changing face of the industry. The course will prepare students for employment in different organization in medical tourism. Travel companies, private and government hospitals are hiring professionally trained students having sufficient knowledge. The cost of the health care industry in different countries has increased which are hurting patients, employers and providers.

    The medical tourism course is designed to offer complete understanding about changes happening in the industry. From theoretical and periodical methods, students can learn about the industry. For India, medical tourism is proving to be big opportunity and beneficial for its inexpensive methods.

    About ICRI:

    Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the top institutes in India for clinical research. Offering different courses combined with practical and theoretical preparation method, students are prepared well to have a progressive career in clinical research. Corporate trainings, workshop and cliniminds clinical research at different pharma companies conducted by ICRI India help aspirants and professionals to gather in-depth knowledge about the field.

     

  • Future Challenges of Healthcare Management

    The healthcare management is an ever-growing sector where new technological inclusions bring a lot of changes. Innovations are making this sector more convenient for the companies as well as the service seekers. New challenges emerge and make the healthcare management service critical.  Students are showing keen interest on taking up healthcare management course. Moreover, with institutes like ICRI India, aspirants can have better scope of learning.

    The challenges that healthcare management is going to face in the future are mentioned below.

    • Cost of healthcare

    The healthcare services have become more effective. The real question is whether these services are affordable or not. As time will pass by, new techniques, instruments, approaches, and medicines will emerge. Simultaneously, the cost of availing these services will also increase. The common people will face a lot of challenges while meeting the expenses.

    • New methods and technologies

    The technological advancement is what earmarks the success of the healthcare field. The advent of new technologies might make the procedures easy and less invasive. The effective treatment methods using these technologies will eat up many jobs. With the automation of the processes, the eligible people will lose their functionality in the medical venues.

    • Elder population

    Due to the advancement of the healthcare facilities, the mortality rate has decreased and the age expectancy has increased. It means that we have more elderly people than before. More old-age homes or retirement venues will be needed in the future. New programs have to be developed in the future to provide support to this mass.

    • Health insurance

    The majority of the world’s population is unable to afford a health insurance. With the increase in the cost of healthcare, it will become impossible for the commoners to pay the bills if they do not possess an insurance.

    • Infectious diseases

    The healthcare management needs to be well-prepared for any infectious diseases. If the diseases are new, a proper infrastructure to find the solution will be mandatory to save lives.

    About ICRI:

    Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the top institutes in India for clinical research. Offering different courses combined with practical and theoretical preparation method, students are prepared well to have a progressive career in clinical research. Corporate trainings, workshop and cliniminds clinical research at different pharma companies conducted by ICRI India help aspirants and professionals to gather in-depth knowledge about the field.

     

  • SOPs in Clinical Research – Its Benefits and Need | ICRI India

    There is always a need for an SOP or standard operating procedure in all areas, especially clinical research. This helps to make it an efficient process and all of the steps are written down in case you forget one. It ensures that all of the processes that are undertaken during the research is done the same way by everyone and that there is no deviation from the norm. There are plenty of reasons that the SOP is both required and beneficial to the process.

    SOPs in Clinical Research

    Necessity and Benefits

    There are definite benefits to having an SOP for your research and it is a necessity as well. Here are some of the benefits, such as:

    • Management of compliance obligations – The SOP make sure that all of the research that is undertaken follows all institutional and ICH GCP policies along with all federal regulations.
    • Creates operational efficiency – This ensures that the processes have both been optimized as well as examined and it standardizes some of the processes throughout all of the studies.
    • Quality control – The SOP can help to reduce variations or errors and can improve the data quality, which improves the science used in the study.

    It is necessary to use an SOP to ensure that everything is running smoothly and that nobody deviates from the given procedures. You can make the process smoother for everyone by creating the best SOP for all processes that are undertaken during your research.

    When you use an SOP during your clinical research, then you are ensuring that there is quality control when it comes to any variations or even errors. You can also have an efficient process that has been fully examined and put through optimization as well. Also, the SOP would ensure that all regulations and policies that need to be followed would be, which means that you don’t have to worry about it later.

    Also Read – Opportunities after completion of MBBS in Clinical Research

  • Opportunities after completion of MBBS in Clinical Research

    It is a general belief that after the completion of MBBS in Clinical Research a person generally works as a doctor in any hospital or clinic. It is a good idea. He or she gets to serve the people and also put their learning to some use. But is this a limitation after getting this degree. No. A person with an MBBS degree can further enhance his career by doing his or her Masters in Surgery or Medicine.

    On completion of the Masters like MS or MD the person can take up a teaching job in any medical college or also take up practice of surgery or medicine in any hospital or clinic. They can even go for private practice.
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    The scope for such degree holders does not stop here. Those who are interested to study further can take up PhD in clinical research too after the completion of the masters. ICRI India is offering these courses in their campuses at Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore. There is so much to research about in the medical field like the effectiveness of the medicine used presently, the effective use of the medical devices, find the cure for certain life threatening diseases which have no cure at present and so on.

    Several peop0le have been doing research on such topics but the medical field is so vast that there is so much to research about. A person doing such research work will be doing yeoman service to the medical field as well as the society at large.

    Anyone who is interested in doing research and enhance their career should march ahead and pursue their studies. All life science, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and related subjects graduates can take up such courses at any of the campuses of ICRI India. So grab this opportunity to enhance your career and at the same time you can do some good service to the society too.

    Also Read ICRI Bangalore reviews

  • Bring about the betterment of the Society | ICRI India

    Joining a clinical research program by ICRI India is sure to enhance the career prospects of the candidate no doubt. Today the healthcare industry is growing and it needs to grow further. So such research work in the clinical field is the need of the hour.

    More and more people joining hands in the research work will enhance the search and many amazing results can be achieved by such work. Today not many people are taking up research work in clinical science and one of the reasons may be due to the lack of awareness of such programs. Another reason is they are not in the know of excellent career options for those who complete their doctorate in clinical research.

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    The job prospects are lucrative for the person who completes research work. You can take up such research work programs with the ICRI India. It has different campuses at Pune, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. It is going to help him or her personally no doubt to augment the career graph. On the other hand with many people going in for research work and finding some good results the society as a whole is going to benefit.

    With more and more search results in clinical trials seeing the light of the day and then putting these results to practical use the chances of providing better healthcare to the public increases manifold. More and more people may be able to get a cure for the disorders that had none.

    So for the betterment of the society on the healthcare front more and more people need to join such research programs. They can enhance their knowledge and discover something new and then use it for the amelioration of the people who are suffering from some disorders and do not find any relief to subside their pain or agony.

    With more research work the efficiency of the existent equipment used in the medical field also can be boosted. Thus giving a cost effective and better quality healthcare services to the public will soon be the norm.

    Would you not want to be the one who can be a leading light for the society? Joining the PhD program in clinical research at any one of the campuses of ICRI India you can be the one who brings some solace to the ones who have lost all hope.

    Know more about our Institute: ICRI Delhi Reviews

  • Clinical Research A Good Way Of Enhancing Your Career In Healthcare Sector

    It is through research work that studies on the existing products are done. This way an improvement on its use can be brought about. Likewise, such research work also enables the discovery and invention of new products in healthcare sector which the human race was ignorant of.

    So you can say that it is because of such research work the development of world takes place. If no research work took place there would be stagnation everywhere and growth would have stopped.

    This would make the world an unexciting and uninspiring place to live. It is through research work that the world gets to know about the interesting things in the world.

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    Research work in all the fields is important and likewise, clinical research also is really important. What is this clinical research then?

    A branch of healthcare science that helps determine the efficacy and safety or devices, medications, treatment regimens and diagnostic products is termed as clinical research. Through this research work collection of evidence is done to establish a treatment regimen.

    The results are used for the betterment of the human race. So if you are keen on helping the people and wish to work for the betterment of the society and the world at large you too can join this race.

    You have several institutes that offer such research programs in India. The Institute of Clinical Research or ICRI India offers different courses for the interested. You can log on to their website www.icriindia.com to get more details too.

    For the uninitiated some of the courses offered for Healthcare Sector are

    • Two-year course- Masters in clinical research + MBA
    • Two-year course – MSC in clinical research
    • Ph.D. in clinical research and so on

    ICRI India has campuses at Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, and Mumbai. The ICRI India is also partnered with other universities like Galgotias University too in this good work.

    The people who have completed their course under this clinical research programs offered by these different institutes have a good scope to be placed in managerial and higher posts in hospitals, pharma industries and the like.

    So what are you waiting for just choose one of these courses and enhance your career in the healthcare field?

    Read: ICRI India Reviews

  • ICRI promises best education and training

    One must never say no to ICRI if going for any clinical research program to grab a career prospect in the same for future, ICRI promises best education and training as well, keep themselves ready with the placement opportunities for it’s students.

  • ICRI has been one of the best institute of India providing education

    ICRI has been one of the best institute of India providing education in medical and clinical research programs at its best and contributing in it’s development delightfully

  • 4 Things you Need to know about master’s in Clinical Research | ICRI India

    Institute of Clinical Research India, ICRI, India has been one of the top ranked institute of clinical research throughout the country since ever established and its campuses are spread in few places like ICRI, Bangalore; ICRI, Delhi; ICRI, Mumbai. All these institutes of ICRI, India offers numerous of courses in clinical research. Master’s in clinical-research is one of the prominent course offered by the institute. There are few things one should know about MSc in clinical-research if opting from ICRI.

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    Introduction and specialization

    Master’s degree in Clinical Study like A Master of Science in Clinical Science, Master of Arts in Clinical Investigation and a Master of Science in Clinical-Research are the courses offered by ICRI. These courses are generally found in institutes of health, nursing or pharmacy. In a clinical research master’s degree program, you can opt for courses in data management, research design, epidemiology and bio statistics. You may choose to get specialization in particular arena of research, such as translational research, genetics, epidemiology or patient-specific research.

    Career prospects

    After completion of master’s degree in clinical research one can operate as a clinical research associate. Clinical research coordinator or clinical research manager. There are few places where clinical researchers are hired like Pharmaceutical companies,research hospitals medical laboratories and the national institute of health.

    Certification

    Although, Certification opportunity is available under master’s degree in Clinical-research program. But in order to acquire certification from the Association of Clinical-Research Professionals. And The Society of Clinical-Research Associates one must reach the level of work experience and education.

    Alternative Career Prospects

    This degree in Clinical-research allowed pursuer to operate as medical assistant in hospitals, clinics etc. Or one could operate as a medical/health service manager. Both of these involve the responsibilities as an in charge of hospitals and clinics.

    Before opting for any degree or course one must know about it and how it will pay you back in future. These were some major things one must know before opting for it. ICRI provides the opportunity to pursue MSc degree in clinical trial. Both online and regular.

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    Superb Institute for seeking career in Clinical Research

    ICRI, Institute of Clinical Research India is perfect to those who are seeking to slide into the career in Clinical Research, the institute has already been prominent since ever established and plays a huge role in development of clinical research in our country.

    Richa Mehta
    Clinical Research Scientist