by Sandra Wilson | Nov 25, 2015
Today’s world is driven by carbon reduction and global competition for resources. This is the reason why the waste industry has evolved from a disposal sector to a supply sector that unlocks the real economic value of waste. Governments around the globe and especially in Australia have recognized the need to adopt Zero waste policies or have ambitious targets for reducing waste to landfill.
There are several ways that can be employed in waste management; each method has its impacts.
Landfills: this is basically having a piece of land designed for waste disposal that is far away from where people live. For proper waste management, waste need to be sorted so that only wastes that cannot be recycled are disposed here. In most cases, people don’t separate the waste and so the waste that is deposited is mixed up; household waste, garden waste, industrial waste, construction and demolitions among others. These wastes may contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients which will pollute the soil and make the environment unsafe. With increased population and population density, landfills may also pose a challenge to human settlement. Therefore proper management is required.
Incineration: this is simply burning of waste. Land is a limited resource and getting that land you can set aside for waste disposal can be a problem. Countries that have limited landfill like Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the like; find it effective to use this method in managing their waste. They have incineration chambers for domestic and municipal use. The negative side of this method is that it produces too much carbon dioxide and also setting up those chambers is expensive.
Recycling: waste is a general term which means anything discarded as worthless. Some waste can be processed into new, useful products. This is so far the best method as it is also a way of controlling air, water and land pollution. Some of the materials that can be recycled include papers, plastic bags, glass and aluminum waste.
Apart from the above mentioned ways of waste management, the simple basic 4R principle is best in waste management. Reduce: if we can manage to minimize the resources we use in our daily life, we can reduce the rubbish we produce. Reuse: many people discard items when they are still useful and once an item is discarded it becomes waste. Reusing is just recovering the value of the discarded item without reprocessing or remanufacturing. Recycle: as mentioned above, this is the best way to manage waste. Reprocess those items that can be reprocessed to new items and make use of it. Recover: if we can recover heat generated through controlled combustion and from Methane released in the decomposition of waste in landfill and make use of that energy, we can grow our economy.
by Donna Blackwood | Nov 24, 2015
The term cellulite refers to the dimpled appearance of the skin that some people have on their hips, thighs, and buttocks. This appearance is much more common in women than in men because of differences in the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men and women's skin. The lumpiness of cellulite is caused by fat deposits that push and distort the connective tissues beneath skin, leading to the characteristic changes in appearance of the skin.
One rather popular alternative to liposuction treatment involves ultrasound waves. It has many names: cavitation liposuction, lipo-cavitation, and ultrasonic liposuction, to name just a few.
Fat cavitation is perfect for those who have pockets of stubborn fat that are resisting movement. With the use of modern fat cavitation machines, it is a simple procedure to remove the fat during a course of treatments with your professional beauty therapist.
Fat Cavitation works very well. You will not see masses of fat loss, so if you have someone that is obese, the improvement will be minimal, BUT if you have someone who has normal BMI but some areas of settled fat, then it does work and improves appearance also.
It is very important that you drink plenty water afterwards and have a 20 mins walk or exercise for maximum loss.
by Frank Sinclair | Oct 29, 2015
The Nissan Patrol is a great vehicle. It is powerful, rugged, and tough. Its performance is incredible and it can climb steep cliffs as well as wade through deep waters. Its four-wheel drive system, all-steel body, and highly articulated suspension ensure you drive with maximum comfort.
However, when the Nissan Patrol breaks down, where do you go?
There are two options: you can either go for brand-new spare parts or buy from Nissan Patrol wreckers. The first option is expensive, especially when considering other equally important priorities.
One of the things that add to the cost of car repairs is the price of spare parts. Replacement parts can be quite costly, especially if you buy from an original equipment manufacturer or dealership. Repairs can also be time-consuming and difficult, leaving you frustrated.
A better option is to buy spare parts from Nissan Patrol wreckers, which provide customers with spare nissan 4x4 parts for their damaged vehicles. The wreckers get these parts from Nissan Patrol vehicles that no longer run. These parts are carefully stored to prevent them from getting damaged.
Nissan Patrol wreckers sell parts at cheaper prices because they are from used cars. Most of these replacement parts are usable. In fact, if you are lucky, you can end up getting high-quality Nissan auto parts at rock bottom prices. It is beneficial to locate a nissan wrecker that also offers service and repair.
You can never be sure if the spare parts you buy will work perfectly. Thus, you should only purchase from wreckers that offer warranties. There are many people who want to take advantage of unsuspecting customers. If you get a warranty from the seller, he or she will give you back your money if the part you purchased does not work. Avoid purchasing from Nissan Patrol wreckers that do not offer warranties.
The market for spare parts is expanding, and most wreckers now operate their businesses on the internet. This makes it easier for customers to get the exact spare part for their cars at a fraction of its original price.
Before purchasing parts online, make sure to compare prices of local businesses. Since you can find them online, it’s now easier than ever to make comparisons. Once you have chosen the Nissan Patrol wreckers that can supply you with the spare parts you need, ask how long it will take before you receive the replacement parts, and make sure as well that you know what document or information they need to replace the parts if they turn out defective.
And if your Nissan is past its use by date and you are ready to dispose of it, there are some good wreckers that will pay cash for your car.
by David Lurie | Oct 29, 2015
You may have heard of successful business coaches or know people who are very successful as business coach and you wonder what they have done to warrant that success. You sit down and think how business coaching is a lucrative idea and decide, why not give it a try? I think I can make a good business coach! Are you sureJ?
If you have passion working with people to help them achieve their best, then you can make it. Business coaching is about helping individuals or a group of people improve their performance at work. However, many people who think they can be business coaches end up failing because of factors that we look at them later. In this article, we explore tips that will make you a successful business coach.
You are the product, learn to differentiate yourself
When individual small business or groups look for you as a business coach, it’s you they are buying. You are the product. How you differentiate yourself from other business coaches matters. How can you describe yourself? How is your approach like? What strategy do you employ in your coaching? You need to define yourself well and stand out of the many business coaches.
Know your business world
Are you up to date with what is happening in the business world? What performance measurement process does your client have in place? Are you familiar with it? You may subscribe to magazines and journals and also search information on the internet so that you are current
Your client’s interest is your priority
The interest of every business person is to have his/her business grow and be profitable; this should be your interest as well. You are not in to make your own money such that you don’t care if the business fails or it grows. Remember your role as a business coach is to help the client improve their performance. Because you have the skills your client is lacking and you can actually evaluate the strength and weakness of that business, you are in position to advice on what best can be done. Make it your own; let it be as if it’s your own business.
Know what you want
When you are looking for opportunities to network, grow leads and develop prospects, always say who you are and what you want. Don’t get people confused as to who you really are because they will see no credibility in you.
Positive feedback will strengthen self belief
Evaluate your performance by getting reviews from your clients, colleagues and people from your professional capacity. Reviews will help you know where you have underperformed and when clients are satisfied. When you have positive feedback you gain self belief that actually you can deliver.
by Frank Sinclair | Oct 8, 2015
Do you own a 4x4? Yes?
Chances are that you own a Nissan 4x4 and it is a vehicle that you love to drive and is a vehicle that brings you so much joy. You may have been lucky enough to purchase the vehicle brand new and have all the benefits that a new vehicle brings such as warranty and even a service plan. Those people who have a vehicle under warranty have few worries about parts failing or breaking, but what about the countless others who have a Nissan 4x4 that is outside of warranty, especially an older out of production model?
There is a solution and that solution is a Nissan 4x4 wrecker. The Japanese giant has manufactured millions of 4x4 vehicles over the last few decades and this means there are many on the road but also just as many lying in pieces to provide used parts. There is nothing wrong with used parts; Nissan has built parts that last a great deal longer than the many of the vehicles they build. Accidents happen, eventually old age catches up and a variety of events can mean any Nissan 4x4 can become little more than a pile of metallic junk and this again is where the Nissan 4x4 wrecker is king.
Nissan 4x4 wreckers know the value of the parts your wrecked vehicle; in many cases the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. A Nissan 4x4 Wrecker understands which parts have some life left in them, they know which parts can be reconditioned and they know just how to get that part out of or off of a Nissan that is being wrecked.
Nissan 4x4 wreckers have to comply with various statutes and laws that concern safety, consumer protection and the environment. Years of trading has taught a Nissan 4x4 wrecker a great deal and for a Nissan owner they are a valuable part of ownership and an import part of what keeps so many vehicles running on the road and running safely. With a Nissan 4x4 wrecker any part you purchase offers peace of mind, many nissan parts even come with a warranty or short guarantee.
For a Nissan 4x4 owner their wrecker is their Nissan Parts Supermarket and as with any supermarket there has to be supply and demand. The large number of Nissan 4x4 owners guarantees the demand and likewise, thanks to the variety of accidents and other reasons creates the supply.
When you have a Nissan 4x4 to get rid of that is really only worth scrap then your Nissan 4x4 wrecker will often gladly remove unwanted cars - take it off your hands. Not only does the wrecker appreciate the value of the vehicle assuring you of the best price for your wreck, but a reputable Nissan 4x4 wrecker will ensure that all the documentation and paperwork surrounding the scrapping of your vehicle is completed. With a good Nissan 4x4 wrecker you are left with no headaches and just a happy feeling of cash in your hand knowing that the next Nissan 4x4 you see may be running because of the parts that were once on your pride and joy.
by Sandra Wilson | Oct 6, 2015
If you consider anti wrinkle creams for treatment of wrinkles, you have the task of knowing which ones work effectively and which ones carries false claims. The fact is many anti wrinkle creams do not work effectively as the manufacturers or sellers claim; they are just in business and they will do everything possible to make a sale anyway. This does not dispute the fact that anti wrinkle creams work; there are those that contain moisturizers, antioxidants and exfoliate that make them work well to give good results.
How do you identify anti wrinkle creams that work?
Look for creams that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients like Vitamin C, peptides, Retinol and Hydroxyl acids (Alpha, Beta and polyhydroxy acids). This is important as antioxidant element in these creams will protect the skin from sun damage. Hydroxyl acids are exfoliates that remove upper layer of dead skin to form new skin. However, this issue poses a challenge as many manufacturers claim the same in their creams so you might need an expert to identify the cream and their ingredient content.
Customer ratings: anti wrinkle creams that work will have positive responses as testimonies from customers who have used them and who are using them. This will tell you that this cream is effective
Medical efficacy: some creams are for fancy and beauty but when looking for anti wrinkle creams, the element of medical treatment comes in. You are actually aiming at treating wrinkles so what is the need of going for creams that will give you just an overnight beauty? So many creams give a short run benefit and in this case they only cover up wrinkles but do not eliminate them.
Proved anti wrinkle creams gives guarantee of desired results and some are even given as offers for trials. This builds confidence that the manufacturer is sure of the working of this cream. Those over the counter anti wrinkle creams that don’t guarantee anything have a doubt of delivering desired results.
With so many creams offered in the market, the challenge of identifying which works and which don’t work arises. Many anti wrinkle creams are offered in the market for the sake of business and they don’t work in treating wrinkles. Very few anti wrinkle creams work effectively.
by Mike Turner | Sep 7, 2015
Buying a new family home requires a huge sum of money, money that you have probably saved up for years. So when you are about to buy one, you must prepare for it thoroughly. You should be 100% sure about the quality and safety of the property that you’re about to buy. In any case, you need a building inspector to help ensure that you will get your money’s worth in the property.
You might think it is not necessary. After all, a house may seem to be fine at first glance. Skipping the inspection report might also speed up your purchase of the property and even save you money.
However, before deciding to forego the services of a building inspector, take a look at these four reasons that make property inspection an obligatory process before you seal the deal.
Investigate the Structural Integrity
A building inspector will make sure that the property is structurally sound. This is not only essential because of cost concerns, but also for safety reasons. A shabby building can easily collapse during intense weather conditions and you or your family may suffer fatal consequences.
Above all, if the building is not according to the standards as set by the municipal committee, you’d have to bear all the costs to make the construction up to mark in the long run. Thus a pre-purchase inspection can save you from all the legal hassles and major financial issues, and even save your lives.
Plan a Budget for Repairs
Knowing all the repairs that need to be done in your new house can help you plan a budget beforehand and save you from emotional and financial breakdown.
A house bought without inspection may have a lot of hidden repair issues that will only appear later on. A building inspection is definitely a life and money-saver.
Check the Wiring and Alarm System
Any fault in the wiring of the house can lead to fatal consequences due to short circuits, electrocution, and even fire. House inspectors not only thoroughly survey the electrical plans of the house but also check the number of fire alarms, thus making your place safe to live.
Identify the Danger Zones
Missing balustrades, minor cracks in the wall, and the presence of toxic chemicals such as asbestos can deem the place unsafe to live. These things can only come to attention if a specialized professional does a pre-purchase inspection.
Given these four important reasons, a property inspection must be done before sealing the deal on that new house for your family.
by Meg Simpson | Sep 7, 2015
BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Unwanted hairs on your body can be irritating make one to be uncomfortable. They take away one’s confidence and hold you back from feeling great of your outside looks. When one think of going to the beach or swimming pool, wearing tank tops or shorts or even jumping into a dating scene, the hair on the body makes him/her feel like ouch! Not comfortable at all.
These are reasons why people decide to get rid of the unwanted hair on their bodies to feel and look best. Several methods are used for hair removal including shaving, waxing, depilatories, electrolysis, and IPL and laser hair removal. Before making a sound decision of which method to go for, one need to critically analyze the pros and cons of each method first. The decision is reached where the pros of a certain method outweighs the cons. In many research and studies carried out, laser hair removal dominates other methods of hair removal and is highly recommended.
The following are benefits of Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is precise: the treatment works while selectively targeting the pigmented areas on the skin burning the hair follicles while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Very effective: ever since the laser technology was introduced, ninety percent of patients have experienced permanent hair loss after four to eight treatment sessions with patients approval of it being very safe method.
Faster: the speed is said to be of lightening. Laser pulses take a fraction of a second to treat several hairs in large surface area at the same time. The treatment requires no downtime
Less painful: the pain is described as feeling like a gentle pinch or the snap of a warm rubber band which compared to other methods like waxing and electrolysis, is no pain.
Smoother and softer skin: shaving causes dryness and flakiness in the skin, waxing and depilating cause in-growing hairs and irritating redness of the skin, laser hair removal does not cause any of these instead, it makes the skin feel refreshed, smooth, softer and silkier.
Confidence in the look: with laser hair removal treatment, it makes you feel great on the inside as it is looking great on the outside giving you confidence especially for women who want a bikini line free of razor bumps.
Side effects: this could be the con of laser hair removal which the weight is not felt. With few itching or swellings that disappears after a few days, major effects such as skin discoloration, burning, blistering and infection are very rare and in fact none if he procedure is administered by the professional.
More convenient: how many times will you be shaving in your life time? After treatments with laser hair removal, you don’t need to shave, wax or pluck again!
FDA approved: laser hair removal treatments bears FDA stamp an approval that is suitable for use. What’s more is that laser hair removal is best for all skin types.
So if you think of hair removal, think LASER!!
by Jill | Jun 13, 2015
Beauticians, beauty salons and spas in Australia and around the world have embraced IPL technology because of the unmatchable and unique features of IPL machines. Beauty treatments that are performed by other methods could not meet the desired results; which mean customers do not get fully satisfied; customers suffering adverse reactions after treatment, treatments take a lot of time and inefficiency on the part of beautician performing the treatment.
When IPL, which is a state of art technology, was introduced, beauticians and beauty salons realised the consistency and predictable clinical results. Buying IPL machines has also led to beauty salons optimising return on investment as profit has increased. Customers became more satisfied with the treatments using IPL machines as there are minimal reactions.
Talk to any person who has done IPL treatment and you will hear, “yes the treatment is so fast and feels so comfortable because for me I didn’t feel any pain!” of course IPL treatments are fast, non-ablative, comfortable and the results are satisfactory. This is the reason why dermatologists recommend the use of IPL machines in treatments like pigmentation, acne treatments, vascular treatments, permanent hair removal, photo rejuvenation as well as skin tightening.
Advancement in IPL technology called E-Light which is a combination of Radio Frequency (RF) and IPL technology has enhanced IPL system. Most IPL machines come with RF which lowers the temperature and this makes IPL treatments comfortable. Also, since RF doesn’t depend on pigmentation in the hair, it makes IPL hair removal more successful on all hair types including lighter hairs as well.
There are several IPL machines that you can buy for your beauty salon; however, when purchasing IPL machines, ensure that the machine is TGA registered. Different leading producers and manufacturers of IPL machines could have different names for the IPL machines but this is only branding. Leading producers like Lumenis, Ellipse, Global beauty group and Lynton, name IPL machines differently but the good news is that IPL machines are available in the market. You can get IPL machines on EBay, Amazon, Alibaba or local distributors in your city.
If you are operating a beauty salon equipment, investing in IPL machines is a sure thing. From safety, effectiveness, different settings to suit your clients, customer satisfaction to machine life- in short, IPL machines gives you optimal clinical results and financial results with optimal efficiency.