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How to Pack a Living Room

How to Pack a Living Room

The moving process consists of a lot of different tasks and activities in which the most important task is packing everything you own and the most difficult place to pack in the entire house is the living room because it contains a variety of different items from fragile items like glasses and mirrors to large and heavy items like furniture and television set etc. Never rush into packing a living room without the help of a reliable removals company like Maidenhead Removals because you might end damaging some of your belongings or even hurting yourself in the process. The best way to pack a living room by yourself is by keeping in mind the following things. First of all what you need to do is to take down all the pictures, mirrors, curtains etc from the walls. Packing mirrors and pictures with glass frames need special care so make sure you get professional packing boxes of appropriate sizes and use a lot of cushioning by putting extra amount of bubble wrap or old newspapers to keep them safe. Use a wardrobe box for curtains and blinds. Remove all the fragile items like lamps and glass, and pack them properly and carefully so they do not get damaged or break during the move. If you keep books in the living room, pack them in small boxes and keep them flat so their shape does not get ruined. Also, books are much heavier than they seem so do not pack a lot of them in the same because then there will be the risk of the box ripping open when you lift it up. Secure the cabinet doors and table drawers preferably by locking or sealing them so they do not open during the move because if they do, they might get damaged or even break which will increase your moving costs even more. Clean the rugs properly, roll them up, tie them with tape and then put them in large plastic bags. Furniture like chairs or couches should be shrink-wrapped to ensure they do not get dirty or stained and pack cushions and pillows separately. If you have a piano, it will need special packing material like boxes and safety measures and extra amount of care while transporting it. Or, you can easily hire a professional removals service provider like Croydon Removals to do all that for you. They are highly skilled and experienced and can be very easily afforded if you contact them in advance; they charge extra for last minute jobs.

Tips on How to Become A Sports Photographer

Tips on How to Become A Sports Photographer

How can you become a sports photographer? Sports photography ranks as one of the most desired career destinations for budding photographers. Not only do you get free and up-close action to major sports events but you also get to take pretty cool photographs too! So, do you know how to become a sports photographer?

Camera And Equipment

The first thing you will need is a suitable camera and equipment.

To start with, you do not need anywhere near the level of equipment that is used by the professionals. They use digital SLR cameras and the best lenses and such equipment costs thousands of dollars. They also bring laptops or other computer equipment with them wherever they go so that they can quickly upload their photos to whoever wants them.

All you need to begin with is a decent multi-function camera that features interchangeable lenses. My recommendation is for a Canon camera as these are highly respected in the trade. Along with the camera, get yourself a collapsible tripod and a telephoto lens.

Education

If you know next to nothing about photography then I recommend joining a club or a course to find out. It is unlikely to be specifically geared towards sports photography but nevertheless it will still be highly valuable.

In sports photography, much of your work will be action shots that need to be taken with a fast shutter speed. You will often have to track your subjects, especially in highly dynamic sports such as motor racing. Knowing how to use the basic functions of a camera such as aperture and shutter speed is an absolute necessity.

Starting Out

At the beginning, you won’t be able to gain access to the biggest sporting events and it is unlikely that you will be able to produce the highest quality shots demanded by agencies and newspapers anyway.

Your best bet is to start locally. Find local sports teams and offer to take photographs for them for free. This will enable you to develop your techniques and build a good portfolio in order to showcase your talents.

Agencies

When you think your work is of a good enough standard, you can start to work with agencies.

Newspapers do not usually wish to deal directly with photographers except for a select few that they may have on their books. Mostly, they will depend on agencies who effectively act as middlemen between the freelance photographers and the print (and Internet) media.

How to select an Istanbul hotel and not get disappointed eventually

How to select an Istanbul hotel and not get disappointed eventually

Five advices to those who is choosing a hotel in Istanbul.

1. Trust the professionals
You can hear this in any advertisement track. In a nutshell, it means something like “Do not disturb us all the time, we will find something for you.” Well, this is a wrong way of trusting the professionals. The right way will be letting the travel agency select a hotel for you having informed them about ALL the things you would like to see there. Moreover, you should control the whole process to ensure that the hotel they offer will be all right for you.

2. Keep in mind your purpose of visiting Istanbul
There are 3 main purposes why people come to Istanbul. The first is visiting the whole lot of its landmarks, monuments, ancient mosques and churches. Regarding this, Istanbul is the champion among all the other cities on Earth. The second is shopping. And the third is just rest in Istanbul like in any other modern huge city. All these alternatives imply a different kind of hotel. For excursion programs it will be somewhere in Sultanahmet (inexpensive, and in the very historical centre). Shopping will mean Laleli (the commercial heart of Istanbul). The third case will most probably require Taksim, Sirkeci or Beyoglu.

3. Book your room in advance
The earlier the better, in this case. The reason is not that you will be in danger of coming to Istanbul, and coming against absolute absence of accommodation. The point is that the earlier you book, the less you pay.

4. Enquire about the age of the hotel
If you like comfort, choose a modern hotel. There are lots of them, in Istanbul, mostly 4-and 5-star. There also oldie 5-stars, but be aware that they are less comfortable and luxurious that the youngsters. Old 3-stars often mean that you will get a small room. On the other hand, if you come here just to walk or buy things, these details are barely important.

5. Enquire about what is seen from the windows
Istanbul is a huge city, but territory here is extremely expensive. Therefore, if is often so that the buildings are just attached to each other on narrow streets. This is a usual case for Sultanahmet (the historical centre of Istanbul). It will not entertain you much if the only thing you see from your room will be the windows of the opposite hotel. Therefore, while choosing your hotel, ask what view is observable from your room. Better watching Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque than a neighbouring building, is it not?

Marriott To Open First Sri Lanka Hotel In Weligama Bay In 2014

Marriott To Open First Sri Lanka Hotel In Weligama Bay In 2014

Marriott International will be making its debut into the Sri Lankan hospitality market in 2014 after signing an agreement with Weligama Hotel Properties Ltd to open a new brand hotel.

The hotel group has announced that it will be opening the new Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa to tourists planning Sri Lanka holidays in 2014 and it will have 200 guest rooms.

“Marriott is delighted to be extending its portfolio and opening a world-class hotel in Sri Lanka,” stated Simon Cooper, the President and Managing Director of Marriott, Asia Pacific.

“Sri Lanka is a destination that has great potential and opportunity and we hope to capitalise on that and establish a strong presence in the country. We are confident that the reputation of Marriott Hotels and Resorts and the power of Marriott Rewards, our loyalty programme, will create great interest from both local and international travellers and be successful in promoting the beautiful area of Weligama Bay, as well as the country itself as this is our first hotel here.”

The new Sri Lanka hotel is located in the district of Weligama, in the city of Matara on the south coast of the Indian Ocean island.

The Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa will cater for both leisure treavellers looking for relaxing holidays in Sri Lanka and business travellers looking for comfortable accommodation and features 640-square-metres of flexible ballroom space and modern meeting rooms. The Sri Lanka hotels facilities also include a swimming pool with pool bar, three gourmet restaurants, a modern fitness centre, and guests will also have access to a stretch of pristine sandy beach.

Mr. Nahil Wijesuriya, the Chairman, East West Properties PLC, the parent company of Weligama Hotel Properties Ltd, explained: “We are among the first companies in Sri Lanka to sign up with an international branded hotel company and to open as early as 2014. The resort is being built according to Marriott International’s five star brand standards, with a beach frontage of 115 meters on the Galle-Matara road in the South-East of the country.

Sri Lanka is famous for its stunning natural scenery and diverse ecosystem comprising miles of white sandy beaches, jagged mountains, wildlife sanctuaries, thriving nature parks, and an array of heritage sites that include ancient cities and colonial forts. Since the end of its 25-year-long civil war in 2009, the island nation has seen a significant increase in the number of international travellers opting to go on holidays to Sri Lanka.

Getting Into the Fashion Industry

Getting Into the Fashion Industry

The fashion industry is big business and there will always be a wealth of potential designers and models desperately trying to get their foot in the door. In such a major industry it goes without saying that the competition is fierce and many will get left at the wayside. However, for those truly willing to apply themselves and ride a little luck it’s always going to be possible to make it. Of course for the fashion industry there are a few prerequisites and some things you can do to boost your chances.

Outgoing Personality

Flamboyant may be a better word for this as many of the biggest and most popular designers out there are renoun for this. You need to be confident to get anywhere in the fashion industry. It could of course be said that you need confidence to get ahead in any industry, but for the fashion industry it counts doubly. If you want to get yourself employed or get noticed you have to exude confidence and not be afraid to make yourself heard.

Ambition

Similarly to being outgoing you have to be fearlessly ambitious. Take advantage of any opportunity to get ahead and don’t be afraid to step on anyone’s toes. It might seem callous but the fashion industry is a brutal one, so don’t take any prisoners. When applying for a position, don’t be timid. Let them know what you’re willing to do to get ahead. If an employer thinks your ambitious then they’ll be more likely to give you the opportunity to prove it. Don’t be humble, but also don’t be arrogant. If you didn’t think you where capable you wouldn’t be trying in the first place.

An Eye for Style

This is obviously the first vital thing that a fashion designer needs in their arsenal. This isn’t something you can just learn but immersing yourself in fashion can really help to hone your understanding if you have that initial creativity. From Wille to Dolce & Gabbana you should know about it. Fashion ranges greatly from the stick thin catwalk to plus size clothes, so be aware of a range of styles. Fashion is always about the next big thing so if you know that you can bring this then let any potential employer knows about it.

Experience

A little experience can go a long way, even if it’s just part time working in a designer store. Working in related jobs might not be your intended end but can be a means to an end. This shows direction and will be taken into account in an interview. It will never do you any harm to have a little experience to back up your CV.

What I Can Teach You About

What I Can Teach You About

Characteristics of a Competent Astrologer

In astrology, the movement and position of the celestial bodies such as the moon and the stars are studied so as to predict their influence on people’s lives. An astrologer is a person who has studied astrology. Astrology is being practiced by a lot of people today. Some cultures have even come up with elaborate systems which forecast terrestrial events. Some of the issues an astrologer will help you improve on are low self-esteem, and career progress. Date and place of birth are important for an astrologer in giving quality solutions. Of late, a lot of people have ventured into astrology. The following are attributes of the best astrologers.

You should consider the reputation when fetching for a good astrologer. A reputable astrologer is highly esteemed and honored. In order to get a good reputation, an astrologer is supposed to attend to the clients appropriately and effectively solve their problems. Before you choose an astrologer, you are supposed to go through the clients’ feedback. In order to manifest positive energy, you need to consider the reputation of an astrologer before visiting him/her.

Confidentiality is another feature of a good astrologer. In order for the astrologer to solve your issues effectively, he/she needs to ask questions about your life and some of them are private. A competent astrologer will never give your private details to other clients. If you need to harness positive energy effectively, consider the confidentiality of the astrologer before you hire him/her.

The best astrologers have reasonable prices. Although astrology will help you in solving problems, the astrologer is not supposed to have hiked prices. A research on the pricing of various astrologers is of great importance. It is also good to have a budget on the astrology services in order to avoid overspending. Affordable pricing will enable you to harness positive energy without paying a huge amount of money.

The best astrologers are reliable. You will be able to easily visit an astrologer who is reliable. You should hire a local astrologer since you can easily book an appointment with him/her. A local astrologer is more reliable.

The best astrologers are the ones who offer a wide variety of services. An astrologer who offers services in a wide variety of areas will enable you to save on time since you will not need to see another astrologer.

A competent astrologer should have the right qualifications. A qualified astrologer is the one who is skilled and experienced. An astrologer is supposed to have undergone astrology training. In order to be experienced, an astrologer needs to offer services for many years. A qualified astrologer will enable you to raise your positive vibrations.

Cholamandalam Travel Insurance Plans

Cholamandalam Travel Insurance Plans

Indians are travelling like never before. Be it for leisure, business, further education or more, there is an estimated increase of 20% traffic travelling overseas every year. And a study shows that 80% of the travelers like to buy travel insurance policies online to ensure they are leaving their baggage of worries at home while they travel overseas.

There are many insurance companies offering travel insurance plans. Cholamandalam is one of the reliable travel insurance among these. Although most of the benefits arising out of Chola Travel Insurance are the same as others viz Medical Treatment, Repatriation of Remains, Dental Treatment, Checked Baggage Loss, Checked Baggage Delay, Passport Loss, Personal Liability, Hijack Relief Benefit, Hospital Daily Cash, Financial Emergency, Trip Cancellation, Trip Curtailment, Trip Delay, International Driving License Loss, Home Burglary, etc. However what sets Chola apart from others is:
Door-to-door Cover which means that your travel insurance starts the moment you leave your home for airport and ends when you return home from airport. Also it covers Personal Accident both overseas and domestic during your travel insurance validity.
Extensive network of hospitals and service providers all over the world.
Age Limit of family members starts from 3 months upto 80 years. No medical checkups are required for family members upto 65 years of age.
Pre-existing conditions are covered under life-saving unforeseen emergencies. Cholamandalam provides cover for any eventuality arising from a pre-existing condition.
Tie-up with I-SOS (the world-renowned International SOS) for Claims Processing and Assistance Services.

Besides the above listed benefits you get Toll-free phone numbers to contact the service provider from most frequently visited countries. The claims are settled fairly in a quick fashion. You just need to keep a copy of all the bills so that you can substantiate your claims and get timely reimbursement.

Cholamandalam insurance can be bought online at EIndiaInsurance. You can compare the insurance plan with other brands and can get a quote immediately. You can also speak to insurance agents on the phone to get complete information on the plan that you are interested in. Whenever buying an overseas travel insurance always remember to see what all is excluded and get complete clarity so that you know what you are paying for, what all it covers, what are its benefits and be sure if its worth your hard earned money or not. Last but not the least, do not just buy any travel insurance which is cheap coz you might have to shell money out of your pocket in the event of any unforeseen emergency which might not be covered under the cheap travel insurance plan. A few rupees more might just give you a complete peace of mind while you explore the other world. So travel, but with a good travel insurance plan in your backpack!

Making A Fashion Statement With A Turban

Making A Fashion Statement With A Turban

Women who look for a unique fashion accessory might consider various things they can wear with their outfits. While they may accentuate their clothing with necklaces, rings, and belts, they might also choose items that they can wear around their heads. Tradition has seen many ladies wear large brimmed hats or tiaras that bring attention to their hair. However, many women today also like to wear turbans. They may wear wraps around their heads to bring attention to their overall appearances and give themselves a look that is not widely seen in the Western world.

These wraps can be worn with outfits that range from both formal to casual. In fact, actresses and models have been seen appearing at movie debuts and other public occasions donning such wear. This head gear can be paired with evening gowns and heels, particularly if the wrap matches or complements ladies’ attire.

They might also be worn with less formal attire, including pantsuits and skirt and blouse combinations. If a woman is called to dress in a more casual manner, yet still wants to add drama to her combination, she might opt for this head fashion. Some ladies do not bother pairing this accessory exactly with their skirts or blouses if they want to add dimension to their look.

Ladies also like that they can wear these accessories with casual wear. If they are wearing jeans and a tee shirt, they may still add this piece as part of their attire. They appreciate that it does not make their casual appearance look more formal than necessary.

These accessories are also appreciated by females who want to keep their hair out of the way of their faces. Many women do not like their hair blowing in their faces in windy conditions. They also prefer to keep their tresses out of the way if they have just had their hair colored or conditioned.

A woman who has just undergone chemotherapy also might like looking fashionable with this gear. She may not be comfortable appearing in public without her hair. Rather than show her loss of tresses, she might opt for a turban and disguise that loss.

Women today choose a fashion turban for a variety of reasons. Many actresses and models favor this look and frequently appear at public occasions in this gear. Other ladies follow suit if they want to add dimension and color to their apparel. They may appreciate wearing it with both formal and casual clothing.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo Launches Ladies’ Pampering Package For Indulging Egypt Holidays

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo Launches Ladies’ Pampering Package For Indulging Egypt Holidays

Ladies can enjoy a pampering break at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence with the launch of the Ladies Luxury Package.

The package is perfect for female holidaymakers looking to indulge during Egypt holidays and it includes a personal pick-up from the airport for two guests in a BMW 5 Series; up to three nights accommodation in an Executive Suite; complimentary access to the spa; in-room breakfast for two; 60-minute in-room Swedish massage for two; and a private poolside pergola.

Ladies can enjoy direct access to the First Mall where they can shop at 59 designer brands stores and luxury boutiques including Bulgari, Ferragamo and Tiffany & Co. After the retail therapy, guests can head back to the hotels Tea Lounge for Afternoon Tea with live piano music or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool where they can relax in the comfort of their private pergola.

Dining outlets at the luxury hotel include Aura, the poolside Lebanese restaurant; Lai Thai, an authentic Thai restaurant; and Seasons, the buffet restaurant with a wide selection of international dishes and views overlooking the Nile River.

The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is located within the First Place complex on the Western banks of the Nile River. The hotel is a great choice for family-friendly holidays in Egypt but guests can also enjoy privacy and peace thanks to the hotels boutique-style layout.

The spa offers a luxurious experience for ladies seeking pampering holidays in Egypt and treatments include massages, facials, body scrubs, body wraps, healing treatments, and beauty treatments.

Randy Shimabuku, the General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence, commented: The Hotel is a favourite among our female guests because its an intimate and elegant sanctuary within the city and offers a wholesome selection of leisure, shopping, entertainment and spa attractions all at one address.

This package was specially created to offer those services that we noticed female travellers request most often, especially if they are travelling on business or with fellow family members or friends. Its also a great relaxing add-on to a busy business trip if you have a friend joining for a long weekend.

The Ladies Luxury Package starts from USD 1,660 for two people and is available for Egypt holidays booked until 31st August, 2012. The package also includes a complimentary upgrade to a Corner Suite, subject to availability.

The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is the hotel groups flagship property in the Middle East and one of its leading Egypt hotels. It stands out from other Cairo hotels with its high end accommodation, facilities and service, and it offers panoramic views looking out to the Great Pyramids and the citys ancient Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

Mistakes Made By Sports Bettors

Mistakes Made By Sports Bettors

Everyday thousands of sports bettors place bets on sporting events. This got me thinking, is there any way to improve the odds of significantly winning more of my sports bets?

Maybe so, by avoiding the biggest mistakes made by sports bettors when placing their sports bets. A few of those mistakes to avoid when placing a sports bet are below:

1. The outcome of most games is NOT predetermined. Thus, accept the fact that it is a gamble and that you do not know it all!

2. Do take advise from the experts. Handicapping is a skill that you must know and learn.

3. Do your homework and do not rely entirely on the words of others. However, look for an expert who is accurate well above average on their picks. In addition, use a system.

4. Do not bet emotionally. Once again, use a proven system and follow the advise of experts after testing their picks without using money. And just do not place a bet on a sports team because they are your home team or you like the team for whatever reason. Base you bets on facts.

5. Always pace yourself to beat the odds during the season and NOT just a few games. Yes, it is possible to be lucky on a single bet and win a bunch of money. However, it is equally possible to be really unlucky and lose a bunch of money on a bet. Just remember, if you want to beat the odds and win more than you lose, keep you eyes upon the season.

You can win more sports bets than you lose, but you MUST have proven system that you use . The system can either be your own making or one from an expert that has proved itself over time. I recommend the Sportsbettingchamp betting system. It has worked for me and I use it often.
Remember, the bottom line is to avoid the biggest mistakes made by sports bettors.

Finally, remember to never gamble without being willing to lose the amount you hope to win. If you cannot afford to lose the amount you want to win, do not place the bet! Period.