Granting A Power Of Attorney

Many people reach a stage in their life when they or someone in the family needs help managing their property, financial affairs or personal welfare. These can be trying times for everyone involved, as often the person who most needs the help is the one that least realises what needs to happen. Generally, the solution is granting ‘power of attorney’ (PoA) to a friend, relative or a professional, like a solicitor.
As with all legal matters, granting someone permission to make decisions about another’s finances and welfare should not be taken lightly – and at the very least a written document allowing them to act that lays out the boundaries of their power is needed.
This document is called a “Lasting power of attorney” (LPA) in England and Wales. Scotland has a similar legal framework under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

Who can draft a lasting power of attorney document?
Either see a solicitor or go to an online legal document library like Net Lawman that has a comprehensive selection of pre-drafted power of attorney documents and detailed information about granting a PoA.
A LPA can be drawn up at any time while the person handing over authority is competent to sign one, but has no legal standing until registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
Once registered, a LPA can be used at any time, whether the person handing over authority has the mental ability to act for himself or herself or not.

How does a power of attorney allow someone to act for me?
Lasting powers of attorney cover two areas:
– Property and Affairs – this gives power of attorney for finances and property
– Personal Welfare LPA – this allows someone to make decisions about health care and welfare. These decisions can only be taken when the LPA is registered and the person handing over authority is judged unable to make their own decisions.
Who should be give power of attorney?
Appointing more than one person is always a sensible option – three is good then any contentious decisions have to have a 2-1 vote and counts out a deadlock. It goes without saying the person handing over authority should know and trust the people they appoint and that the appointees can manage their own affairs adequately if they have to manage someone else’s.

Net Lawman has all the power of attorney forms you’ll need.

Ending a power of attorney
Providing the person handing over authority is competent to do so, they may cancel an LPA at any time. If the cancellation is disputed, the Court of Protection has the authority to make a decision.

More information
The Net lawman web site has lots of help, advice and PoA forms about powers of attorney.

A comprehensive guide for someone considering drafting a power of attorney outlines all the points that need to be borne in mind, while another section goes through someone’s personal experience of granting a lasting power of attorney .

Net Lawman Ltd is an English company operated by Andrew R. Taylor. Most legal work is undertaken by Andrew and Rajeev Goswami, following are the
relevant resource: Power of Attorney, Partnership Forms, Software Agreement

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Ever Thought About Offering Physical Products

OK, most of us selling products or information deliver via digital download. What about the other 75% that back away from the order page because they want something they can hold in their hand.

SO you think 75% is an overinflated estimate. think about the other 90% of internet shoppers or prospects that are not into IM or even know what it means. Downloads are foreign to them, unzipping, looking for the right program to read something and then having to print it out so they can enjoy it.

Independent studies have shown that in the IM niche alone, sales could increase as much as 25% by offering an alternate delivery method, whether it is in the form of a CD, DVD or printed soft cover or hardcover book. Having that and holding it in your hands ads instant value to the product.

There are still many surfers out there on dial up. Sell them a 600 meg downloadable video course and see how many are willing to take the risk of downloading that for 18 hours without losing their connection.

For those prospects outside the IM niche, sales can increase up to 65% because they can relate with a book coming hteir way via snail mail. Yes it is hard to believe in this day and age of high speed connectivity that someone will actually wait for something to be mailed to them for the sheer pleasure of holding it in their hands and readint it, (beliee it or not) AWAY from their computer.

IMers tend to live in front of their computers. The other 90% have a life . . . lol

SO think about offering an alternative method of delivery. There are some great dropshippers with no minimums which means you can sell one book and they will print one book and ship it directly to your customer. Imagine that. Checkout and start printing your ebooks for as little as $6+

Here is a great automation script that will let you sell CDs or DVDs of anything you want (as long as you have rights to sell it). It’s called Disc Buddy Delivery System –

It integrates into your website and automatically sends the order to Kunaki when the customer pays and drops the money directly into your Paypal, 2 Checkout or Google Checkout account.

As long as you have a positive balance with Kunaki,. they will produce, package and ship to your customer’s door generally within 24 hours.

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Ahmedabad, The Historical City

The city of Ahmedabad is legendary for its glorious past. It is associated with the many monuments such as Jama Masjid, Rani Sipri’s Mosque, Sidi Saiyad’s Mosque, and Sidi Bashir’s Mosque, Tombs of Ahmed Shah and His Queens, Ahmed Shah’s Mosque, Rani Rupmati Masjid. Ahmadabad city offers the unique style of architecture, which is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles (Indo-Saracen style of architecture). The monuments of Ahmadabad mainly date back to the 15th century. Ahmedabad has been known for its industry since medieval times. Presently Ahmadabad is famous for its textile mills and is often referred to as the ‘Manchester of the East’.
Population : 5.49 million
Area : 204.6 sq Km
Languages : Gujarati, Hindi and English
Best Time to Visit: Winters

History of Ahmadabad:
Ahmadabad has experienced a number of high points, followed by declines. Sultan Ahmed Shah, the former ruler of Medieval Gujarat, founded Ahmadabad in AD 1411. Ahmadabad city declined within a century of its well known. In 1572, Emperor Akbar seized Ahmadabad and assimilated it within the great Mughal Empire. Ahmadabad became an important business center during the Mughal period until the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, after which the Ahmedabad city again began to decline. The British seized Ahmedabad in 1818 and set up a number of textile mills here. Ahmedabad became the temporary capital of the state of Gujarat from 1960 to 1970 Best Season, Climate and Clothing.
Ahmadabad city is located in the state of Gujarat, in the western part of India. Ahmadabad lies along the Sabarmati River. Ahmadabad is 440 km north of Mumbai. The climate of Ahmadabad is hot and soggy. Winters are cool and pleasant (November-February) but summers (April-June) are extremely dry, hot in Ahmadabad and the temperature can be as high as 46°C at times. The city of Ahmadabad experiences good rainfall during the monsoon season during the months from July to September. As the city of Ahmadabad experiences a harsh summer season, and is lashed by the southwestern monsoons, the best time to visit Ahmedabad is during winters. Cotton clothing is ideal for most of the months in Ahmedabad. Light woolens clothes are required in the winter months of Ahmedabad. Accessible from both national and international routes, Ahmedabad airport is 10 km north of the Ahmedabad city. Regular flights operate to and fro from the city to various destinations both within and out of the country. The city Ahmedabad is well connected by trains with other Indian cities. Regular trains are available to Delhi, Mumbai, Vadodara and Udaipur.Ahmedabad has a good road network, and is connected with several Indian states of Gujarat as Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Rajkot, Palitana and Jamnagar. For local traveling, taxis, auto rickshaws, and city buses are available. Motorbikes can also be hired from various centers of the city.

Attractions: There are many tourist places around the city. With the help of State Tourism Department people can reach towards monumental places.
Jama Masjid:
Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad is one of the biggest and oldest mosque for Friday prayers. Built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423, the mosque is situated in the centre of the old city. It is one of the finest mosques in India with 260 pillars supporting 15 domes at different elevations. There is a spacious courtyard in marble. Originally, the mosque also had minarets, which were ruined in an earthquake.
Rani Sipri’s Mosque:
This small mosque is also known as the Masjid- e- Nagina, or jewel of a mosque, because of its extremely graceful and perfectly finished design. It is yet another beautiful example of Hindu art in a Muslim monument.
Sidi Saiyad’s Mosque:
This elegant mosque is known for its twin windows of pierced stone, worked in the style of a tree with palm leaves and curving tendrils. A splendid and matchless example of delicate carving that transforms stone into filigree, it was constructed by Sidi Saiyad, a slave of Ahmed Shah, and has beautiful carved stone windows portraying the complex interweaving of the branches of a tree.
Sidi Bashir’s Mosque:
One of the most popular monuments in Ahmedabad is the Sidi Bashirs mosque, known as the mosque with shaking minarets or Jhulta minars. Each minaret of the mosque has three storeys, fastened by carved stone balconies. The master craftsmen of the period crafted them in such a way that they respond to vibration communicated to the other via a stone bridge joining both.
Tombs of Ahmed Shah and His Queens:
The tomb (Bad shah-no Hajiro) of Ahmed Shah; the founder of the city, situated just outside the east gate of the Jama Masjid, is square shaped with porticos on each side and has pierced stone windows. Women are not allowed into the central chamber. Opposite the Hajiro, across the main road is the Rani-no Hajiro where the queens of subsequent Sultans were buried.
Ahmed Shah’s Mosque:
Dating from 1414, this was one of the earliest mosques to be built on the site of a Hindu temple, using parts of that temple in its construction.
Rani Rupmati Masjid:
Rani Roommate’s mosque situated north of the city centre, gets its name after the Hindu wife of Sultan Mahmud Begado. The mosque was built between 1430 and 1440 and epitomizes a harmonious fusion of Hindu and Muslim styles. It has three domes supported by pillars with the central dome slightly elevated which allows natural light to enter the mosque. This mosque too lost its minarets in the earthquake of 1818.
Roza of Sarkhej – Situated in a suburb of Ahmedabad, the Roza contains the tomb of the Sultan Mahmud Begado. The adjoining tomb of Ahmed Khattu Gang Baksh, a Muslim saint, who helped Ahmed Shah to build the city of Ahmedabad, has a great central dome and a shrine with finely carved brass latticework.
The Roza of Shah Alam:
This is another tombstone built in memory of the Muslim saint, Shah Alam. The Roza is supposed to have been built by the brother of the Moghul empress, Noor Jahan, wife of Jahangir. The complex of the Roza is said to contain the Footprints of the Prophet, in marble Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaja – Built by the city’s founder, Ahmed Shah, in 1411 and later named after the goddess Bhadra, an incarnation of Kali, this fort originally had royal palaces and a garden. It now houses government offices. To the east of the fort stands the triple gateway or Teen Darwaja, from which sultans used to watch processions from the palace to the Jama Masjid. The royal entrance is triple arched and ornately carved.

Huthising Temple:
Apart from the Muslim monuments, Ahmedbad contains a number of Hindu and Jain temples. The Jain shrine, known as the Huthising temple, is one of them. Constructed by Shri Kesarising Huthising in 1848 this temple is dedicated to Dharmanath, the 15th Jain Tirtankra. 52 small temples surround the main temple here.
Kankaria Lake:
Southeast of the city, this circular artificial lake, with an island summer palace was constructed in 1451 by Sultan Qutub-ud-Din. There’s a huge zoo and children’s park by the lake and the Ghatamandal (pavilion) in the centre houses an aquarium.
Narayan Temple:
Enclosed in a large courtyard, this temple dates back to 1850. To the south of this Hindu Temple are the nine tombs known as the Nay Gas Per, or Nine Yard Saints.
Shahi Baag:
Once a part of an extensive garden it today houses the State Governor. The garden with royal palaces and a wall surrounding them was constructed by the great builder, Shah Jahan and is also associated with the poet Rabindranath Tagore who as a boy stayed here with his elder brother, before leaving his famous story “The hungry stones” (Kshudhit Pashan).
Sabarmati Ashram:
7km from the centre town, on the west bank of the Sabarmati River, it was from here, in 1930, that the Mahatma began his famous ‘Dandi March’ to the sea to protest against the Salt Tax imposed by the British. His ashram was founded in 1915 and is still involved in making handicrafts, handmade paper and spinning wheels. The Gandhi Ashram has a memorial centre, library and a Sound-and-Light (Son et Lumiere) display to offer to its visitors. There’s also a bookshop selling books by and about Mahatma. The small house in the Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi lived, ‘Hridaya Kunj’ is preserved as a national monument.
Calico Museum: The exceptional Calico Museum of Textiles is one of the best textile museums in the world. Constructed in 1949, it houses the finest fabrics spun, woven, printed and painted in different parts of India during past five centuries. Also to be found on display are old weaving machines. The museum is in Sarabhai House, a former mansion in the Shahi Baugh Gardens.
Sarkhej: Sarkhej Roza is situated 8kms away in the suburbs of Ahmedabad, on the south highway. This place is a cluster of monuments dating back to the days when the Mughals ruled this place. Sarkhej was home to the Muslim religious leader Ahmed Khattu Gang Baksh, who was the spiritual guide to the founder of Ahmedabad, Sultan Ahmed Shah. This site is the tomb of the Sultan Mahmud Begado with one of the largest mausoleum in India. One of the most beautiful architectural complexes in the city, Sarkhej Roza puts forth a unique complex of beautifully carved buildings. The Roza of Sarkhej is next to the tomb of Ahmed Khattu Gang Baksh, and both are built in the true Mughal style of architecture.

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Who Has Discovered A New Exciting Plaything

Like a young child who has discovered a new exciting plaything, this article about clothing accessories will introduce a whole new world of excitement and wonder for you. It’s true that women love clothes, but there’s a limit to everything. Unless you have a very large budget for clothing, you’re probably looking for ways to make the most of your current wardrobe. European women have mastered the art of making many costumes of one basic suit or dress. We American women would be wise to take a page from their book. Clothing accessories are the name of the game. Let’s take a look at some of the ways clothing accessories can create a larger wardrobe with little additional closet space. Classically simple clothing is most adaptable in this game. The classic lines lend sophistication to your style as well. Let’s take the LBD, that little black dress we all love. This chameleon of garments can sail right through the day’s events with only a change of a belt, scarf, purse and some jewelry. A no-nonsense blazer and a string of pearls gives you a professional look suitable for an office presentation. When you meet your husband for lunch, swap the blazer for that silk scarf he gave you for Christmas. Add a couple of gold bangle bracelets, lose the pearls and you’ve got a whole new look. You’re going to dinner and the theatre? A change of shoes, with a little glitz, a satin handbag and jacket and you’re ready for compliments. You can see how this works. It’s no wonder European women love clothing accessories. With a good selection of accessories, you can appear to have a magnificent wardrobe on a shoestring. A pink linen dress can be casual at a summer lunch, office perfect showing its professional face or a stunner at a wedding. It all depends on your choices in clothing accessories. Costume jewelry is fun and inexpensive and can set the mood of your costume. For example, for our pink linen dress, some bright enameled earrings and necklace in shades complimentary to the dress hue and a white fabric tote bag are perfect for that summer lunch date.

If you think you have learned a lot about this fascinating topic so far remember, we are only halfway through! Scarves are another important clothing accessory. Made of silk, polyester or wool, you’ve got a world of possibilities to change one garment from a city slicker look to a day at the beach. Handbags can present you with an entirely different image in your coordinated costume. Handbags should be coordinated with your shoes for a consistent look. They need not match, but should have the same feel of casual or dressy and be of similar color shades. Gloves are equally versatile as well as practical. Freezing weather requires hand protection. Depending on your costume, they can be fur-lined leather or knitted woolies with a fun pattern. If your budget won’t allow more clothes just now, make the most of what you do have with new clothing accessories. If you need tips about clothing accessories, or do not know how to attack the matter, then there are numerous free resources on the net that can assist you.

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Why Not Start An Online Booming Business

If you are tired of living by the rules imposed by the company you work for then you may have already started thinking about making money online. There is no ‘quick fix’ answer to the profitable method either because we all have different skills and what will work well for one person might be a complete disaster for another. So, the first thing you need to assess is where your abilities lie and because there are so many ways of earning a living online on the two most important (I believe) are mentioned in this article There is never a need to overcomplicate the process when all you are doing is providing a service whereby people come to your site (for example) that need something which you can supply.

Affiliates are regular individuals who have signed up as commission only salespeople to companies providing goods or services; this is one of the easiest ways to start making money online. Obviously the greatest benefit for affiliates here is that they do not own the company or have any of the pressure of running it and only have to think about sales. Once the affiliate has located a good company that intends to be around and continue with the program, it is easier to build up a relationship with them that profits both parties. The percentage of the revenue given to an affiliate can be anywhere from a few percent (avoid these unless turnover is high) up to as much as 75 percent. Of course the greatest benefit for an affiliate to make money online is there is no need to own a product or keep any stocks so it is capital free.

Another good example of making money online is using Google’s Adsense program where Google adverts are placed on a site relevant to the content. A person opens an account with Google and whenever someone clicks on an advertising link they have supplied, you get a very small percentage of the amount the click is worth. This particular system requires a very busy website or number of websites to get enough clicks to pay a decent income. A small warning is worthwhile at this point as Google is very strict and will stop payment to anyone who breaches their terms and conditions so check them on a regular basis.

Any one may become partner with Google’s Adsense program to work towards a common goal but Google has a whole list of terms and conditions that must be adhered to. There are many reasons why people desire to make money online; it maybe for earning extra income or just to making a living from working at home. To be successful requires your site to have people visit them and buy something buy just how do you get people to your site in the first place; well the best thing you can do is do some research on the subject. While there are many places to learn this information, you would be wise to join because of the wealth of information and experience that other people are willing to share. Making money online does not require a product, service, computer or any computing skills although it is obviously easier if you have a few of these skills.

Ima. Boomer. Just experience at being a boomer, and enjoying it. I put down a few of my thoughts on anything that affects the Baby Boomers at Its a collection of articles and product reviews to help out as required.

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Nikki Beach Music Launches The Web’s First Premier Music Social Network

MIAMI, USA, March 13, 2009 — Nikki Beach, known globally for amazing parties, music and entertainment, announced the launch of its new music social network, Nikki Beach Music ( With the launch of Nikki Beach Music, Nikki Beach has created the web’s premier music destination, offering the most exclusive music, entertainment news, music events, best dance parties, DJs, producers and top music downloads. The site will provide the members a gold mine of musical discoveries and an opportunity to explore new sound and visual experiences.

The new site will be the central place for music fans and will deliver music and music-related content from a different lineup of Producers and DJ’s who will be playing only the newest compositions, straight from the studio and into your hearts. The site will provide music lovers an opportunity to experience the original music straight from its inception.

“Nikki Beach is known for amazing parties, music and entertainment; so we have redesigned our Music Company to become a premier platform for people that love music, music events, dance parties and a place to download amazing music for our jet set customers.,” said Mike Penrod, Nikki Beach partner and founder of

Nikki Beach Music is also incorporating productions studios in a few of their locations so top artist from around the world can produce music with Nikki Beach Music and then tour within the Nikki Beach properties and premiere events worldwide.

As an incentive for the new members becoming a part of this premier music social network, Nikki Beach Music is giving away the newest CD download as a gift for all online members. This promotion is valid till March 22, 2009, so join now and avail this exclusive offer. Members of the will also get VIP passes to the Winter Music Conference and meet the stars and have access to the VIP area.

The Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach is set to kick off with a music launch party on Wednesday March 25th.

What: Winter Music Conference

When: Wednesday March 25th

Where: One Ocean Drive, Miami, Florida 33139 USA

RSPV: for VIP entrance

For more information about the event, please visit

About Nikki Beach

Winning the #1 spot in Travel Channel’s “World’s Sexiest Beach Bars” and notably quoted as “The Sexiest Place On Earth” by the London Observer, Nikki Beach has earned an undisputed reputation as the ultimate beach club concept bringing dining, fashion, music and entertainment together. Find a unique blend of beauties from all parts of the globe sharing an afternoon champagne spray or an energy-filled night complimented by endless music spun by world renowned DJs, signature cocktails and eye-catching entertainment.

The Nikki Beach concept has transcended its international venues and grown into a global lifestyle company, complete with a clothing line, Endless Summers byNikki Beach—which will be launched at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival—Marketing and Public Relations Divisions, Global Sponsorships and Special Events, a music division, Nikki Beach Music, with a newly opened recording studio, a VIP Membership card and concierge program, boutique hotels & resorts and a seasonal publication, Nikki Style, covering everything jet set from fashion to travel, music and art.

The Nikki Beach lifestyle can now be experienced in eleven cities, in eight different countries with more locations to come in the near future: Miami Beach, Florida, USA; Hollywood, Florida, USA; Reno, Nevada, USA; St.Tropez, France; St. Barth, French West Indies; Marbella, Spain; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Marrakech, Morocco; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands; New York City, New York, USA; Koh Samui, Thailand.

For more information on Nikki Beach, please visit

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Niche Optimized Templates Make The Difference

You should ask a couple of questions before entering the niche marketing business. Before they enter the niche marketing business, here are the questions most frequently asked or that people should ask.

Engaging in research is the most appropriate method to find a profitable niche. Take notice of what people are searching for on discussion boards.

See what the most popular searches are on any given subject by using keyword research software. Keep you ears open for new trends and movements.

I may have found a niche but is it profitable?

You can tell if a niche is profitable in a number of ways. First of all, if the terms related to the niche seem to be searched often and that there aren’t too many people competing for them on search engines like Google, then maybe you’ve found a good niche.

This could be explained by the fact that the niche simply is not marketable. Niches where you have heavy search volumes and a lot of competition also exist.

If your product or niche marketing effort is not top notch and efficiently promoted it might fail due to the high level of competition yet it could clearly be profitable.

You can spot obscure niches where there is no competition for them. But then again, it can be because there is really no market or the information can be found for free on the web. Only testing can show if the niche you have found is good.

What do I do to test my niche correctly?

A hypothetical product could be pitched or created which you can then go on discussion boards and ask questions about. If the internet marketing discussion boards will let you poll people that read your thread, use them to gauge exactly how people are responding to your idea.

Do a pre-launch to see how people are responding if you were thinking about launching a product. Marketing solutions which are low cost or even free can be used if you are thinking about promoting products through niche affiliate marketing programs and are wanting to test the waters.

Many marketers miss reaching the full earnings in the niche by not using a niche optimized template for their site. This is one of the biggest missteps for both affiliates and product owners.

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Tips For Making Iced Roses For Cakes

If you are not accustomed to working with fondant icing or have not made roses before then make sure you buy enough fondant for several attempts- practise makes perfect.*

Method 1

These instructions once perfected will give you perfect roses commonly used on wedding cakes; this method is tricky and it is recommended you practise making the roses before the day of preparation.

Break off a small piece of the fondant and roll it until you roughly have a 1” diameter ball. Shape the ball into a cone by pinching one side of it; ideally you want the cone to be 1.5” tall.

To make a petal roll a ball of fondant roughly a quarter of the size of the previous, do not worry too much about size, if in a later stage you are finding that the sizes of the petals are too small then start again.

Once you have your ball we want to flatten it to form a petal; use your thumb and press down on the ball. You want to create a circle that is 2” in diameter, it is important that the petal is about ¼” thick on the bottom and thin on the top.
*For a more realistic look ensure that the petal tips are paper thin.

Having created the first petal, apply to the base of the cone, carefully wrapping it around finishing with a furl at the top to create a bud.

It is best to start by applying the thick side of the petal to the base of the cone then carefully wrap the thin ‘petal’ around- slightly bending it over itself to create a bloom effect.

Do the same with the three remaining petals; applying them from the bottom bud and delicately shaping the thin top to replicate a rose’s petal as it unfurls from the bud.

Make five more petals, this time slightly larger than the originals but ensure you still keep the tips as thin as possible. Apply these final petals lower down on the base than the previous petals, spread the petals evenly round the base layering them up and curling the edges back a slight bit more to create more bloom.

Continue layering the petals on until you are satisfied with the fullness of the rose.

Method 2
Here is an even simplified method for creating a less detailed rose, although in my opinion it is a more modern look. This method will give you a rose that if kept pure white with perhaps a small silver sugar ball placed on top of the bud will be suitable for wedding cakes; however, if used with bright colouring they will be perfect for birthday cakes. This method is easy to change and I recommend experimenting to create variations on the basic rose.
The method is as follows.
Roll out your coloured fondant icing till it is 1.5cm in thickness, 15cm in width and 20cm in length. Arrange the rolled out icing in front of you so that the 20cm length is the side closest to you.
Take the top of the fondant rectangle, pull it towards you and fold it on top of itself to create a smaller layered piece of fondant that is 3cm thick and 7.5cm wide. Do not flatten or squeeze the two layers together at all, try to leave a small cavity of air/space in the fold to create volume in your petals.
Cut off 1cm of length from each end of the rectangle.
Take one of the short ends of your rectangle and begin to roll it up like a swiss roll; however you do not want the rose to look like a log so to create a bud pinch the base end as you continue to roll the fondant length around itself. This should create a basic rose shape. Once you have wrapped the rose to its desired width and fullness pinch the base of the rose that you have been holding on to giving the rose a more cone shape. After cutting off any excess icing carefully push back and separate the layers to give the flower more shape. To finish cut little leave shapes out of green icing and stick to the underside of the rose.
If you want to create the side of your iced cake make several of these flowers and link them by the green leaves creating a rose chain around your cake.
To completely change the finished look of the rose cut the folded over icing and pinch to create a two layers of thin petals; once rolled splay the thin layers out to create a carnation style flower.

Method 3
Here is a third method for creating flowers, this time small buds, that when made in quantity can be used to create a bouquet effect or simply used to decorate cupcakes by themselves.
Take a small ball of fondant around 2cm in size and roll it into a 0.5cm thick sausage shape.
Take a small rolling pin and roll out the icing until it is of really thin consistency.
Using your fingers apply pressure and pull the icing at one side so that this side becomes thinner than the other, further thin it out by using a cocktail stick as a rolling pin.
Carefully roll up the length of the icing like a Swiss roll.
Take the little icing roll which should be around 1-2cm diameter and smooth the edge in the outer layer with the aid of the cocktail stick.
Pinch the roll 3-4cm from the ‘bloom’ to get rid off the unused icing and to encourage the outer layers of the roll to splay out.
Very gently with your index finger separate and furl back the layers of the roll to create the effect of petals. It may be useful to use your cocktail stick or a tissue covered cocktail stick (to protect the shape of the icing) to slightly separate the layers of the roll and shape them backwards to create the effect of a bloom.
Take catering scissors (ordinary sharp scissor will also do) and cut the roll so that it is only 1.5-2cm of the bloom is left. This leaves a small flower that when produced in bright colours look brilliant on top of iced cupcakes and birthday cakes; turning a celebration cake into something special!

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Investing In Brownfields

With the current concerns for climate change every effort is upon conserving energy, minimising our carbon footprint and increasing sustainability.

Although there is a great demand for affordable housing there is an underlying conflict with using Greenfield sites. Establishing new roads and transport links in itself is adding to the already increasing carbon footprint, not to mention the ongoing encroachment onto our Greenbelt.

For eco-friendly land investment the solution is to develop on Brownfield sites. Brownfield sites are land previously used and developed for commercial purposes, often situated close to residential and industrial areas. The main concern for development of Brownfield site is that the land is often contaminated having lain idle for a period of time and there can be high concentration of waste or pollution leading. This factor often deters many investing Brownfield’s; the cost to clean the site to a safe standard can often cost more than the land will be worth after redevelopment. Further to this when left barren and unused Brownfield’s can attract much wildlife; the development of the land would destroy their habitat, although the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency is recommending that sustainable urban drainage systems can in fact maintain and enhance biodiversity.

Although there are several disadvantages to developing Brownfield’s investors should not be deterred; with the Government aiming to have 60% of developments done on already developed land it seems a wiser choice to invest in post-developed land rather than undeveloped. Through the help of the Government and the Environmental Agency developers are receiving adequate help and advice on how best to develop sites, and the current redevelopment of the Ravenscraig Steelworks into 3,500 homes is evidence that Brownfield development is most definitely on the land developers’ radar.

The development of Brownfield sites not only encourages urban regeneration it plays a part in the battle against climate change; it eliminates the need to build new road networks and establish transportation links in the country and encourages people to live in the city rather than forcing people to live far from their work requiring them to commute. Through the use of high rise building city planners can accommodate increasing city populations by building up rather than out; encouraging people to live in the city centre where public transport is readily available thus reducing the overall carbon footprint.

So although Brownfield sites do come with many downfalls there is still great room for profit as developers will be keen to take advantage of the many regeneration initiatives occurring in our major cities.

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Questions For The Hemorrhoid Surgeon

When you find that you must have surgery for hemorrhoids, the questions can come on so quick that it may as well be an incoherent storm in your mind. So many crash in that it can often be difficult to figure out the ones you really need to ask first. In addition, it helps to discuss all questions you may have well before the surgery so you can go in with full confidence rather than worrying that you forgot to ask something that will prove to be of vital importance.

The first and most important question to ask is for the surgeon’s credentials.

While any practicing surgeon will have degrees and certifications on hand, it is also important to inquire how many times they have performed the particular procedure they intend to do on you. Frequently they cannot give you references to past patients due to medical privacy regulations, but they should have professional statistics available for your perusal that have had identifying information removed. Each procedure is different, and occasionally the tools are quite different as well. For example, you can have a hemorrhoidectomy done either with scalpels or with lasers. Each tool carries its own risks and must be specifically trained with. You do not want to be the first laser surgery your surgeon has ever done, even if he or she has completed hundreds of successful hemorrhoidectomies performed with a scalpel.

Once trust has been established, at that point it is important to ask your surgeon to explain the procedure to you in detail.

It may take a bit of time to explain in plain language instead of medical jargon, so be patient and schedule yourself a bit extra time. The purpose of medical jargon is to convey a huge amount of information in very few words, so to unfold it all takes a bit of work, but any surgeon should be willing to take all the time you need in order to fully understand. Also ask about potential risks from the surgery, and keep asking as long as anything is not perfectly clear. You have the right to know all of the potential consequences of any surgical procedure ever done on you.

After you fully understand the procedure, you will probably want to ask about pre- and post-surgical practices.

Most surgeons will tell you about pre-surgical procedures on their own, as you need to do those in order to be fully ready for the surgery, but listen carefully and ask about anything that is not perfectly clear or that you don’t understand the reason for. Also, keep in mind that your surgeon does not necessarily know everything about your particular medical history. For instance, many surgeons ask you to take ibuprofen for a couple of days prior to the procedure to reduce swelling and inflammation. If you know that your family doctor has told you to never take ibuprofen, you’ll want to inform your surgeon of that so that you can find a suitable substitute together. In a similar fashion, only you know the circumstances you will have to live in after your surgery, so there are several questions you will want to ask about post-surgical treatments and restrictions. How long before you can go back to work? Is there a limit on how much you can lift, and for how long? What effects will post-surgical medications have on you? Will you need someone to stay with you around the clock, or will you be fine by yourself or with daytime visitors? If you have special conditions, again, you need to mention those. Most post-surgical procedures are designed for normal, healthy adults. If that designation does not apply to you, you and your surgeon will need to adjust accordingly.

Concluding comments

Surgeons will be patient with all of these questions because they want you to have the best outcome possible. Statistically, people who fully understand their treatment are willing participants in their own care, and have much higher success rates than those who do not. Therefore, because your surgeon cares primarily about you, and also about his or her professional reputation, he or she will be happy that you are taking so much time to be a partner in your own health care.

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Free Energy – How To Build A Magnetic Generator

If someone wishes to tell the solution for cutting power costs that have been making an impact on your monthly bills, you will be very curious to know how to build a magnetic generator. The solution is simple – using a magnetic electrical generator that needs minimal investment and maintenance. You will be puzzled since you had expected to hear about other solutions that use natural resources. This solution is superior to the other solutions as it is immune to changes in the climatic conditions. The advantage does not stop here and you will be surprised more if you consider the other aspects when you prefer to use magnetic electrical generators.

The generators run efficiently without needing your constant supervision as they have the inherent feature of needing minimal maintenance. You have to believe the following fact other users of magnetic electrical generators have noticed and appreciated – you will achieve a 30 percent to 40 percent saving in the power bills with the help of these generators. This single reason should be reason enough for you to get convinced and willing to know more on how to build a magnetic generator.

Though convinced about the above-disclosed facts, you may still have some other doubts. One common doubt that people have is this – the concept seems complex that deters their comfort level. Another doubt is – do they have enough area to spare in their houses. Your worries would be put to rest if you consider the answers – it is easy to get information on how to build a magnetic generator and did you know that you could do it yourself. It does not need a big space and this is another attraction.

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Using A Web Hosting Forum To Find Your Next Unlimited Reseller Hosting Provider

The Internet has given us a whole new world in which to communicate and part of what we do in the spirit of that communication is discuss different topics through what are called forums – an open discussion group where participants post messages on a variety of topics and engage in back and forth dialogue. The topics of the forums are generally determined by the nature of the website on which they are hosted and participants are often asked to become members of the website in order to take part in the discussion. Interestingly enough, in some cases, the topic being discussed on the Internet is the Internet itself. In fact, more and more people find a web hosting forum to be a helpful place to exchange information on the myriad of decisions involved in choosing and handling a web host.

A web host is imperative to the creation and operation of a website of any kind. In essence, a host is a company or individual that offers unlimited access to the Internet through its server – a computer that gives and receives information from other computers. The host server is “plugged” into the Internet at all times – other than when they are down for service or due to technical difficulties. When you create a website you “rent” space online from the web host; in exchange for your monthly rental fee, the web host offers you territory on its server so that your website is connected to the Internet. If you are looking to start a website or have a website and are in search of an effective host, a web hosting forum can be crucial in determining what has been successful for other website owners.

For instance, in a web hosting forum consumers can find other websites that have about the same level of traffic as their own and ask the owners what web host has been successful for them. While a web host should offer almost unlimited access to the Internet, there are some that have a reputation for being offline more frequently that one would expect. Additionally, not all web hosts can handle the traffic that is generated by every website. It is worth finding a more comprehensive web host if your website receives quite a bit of traffic as opposed to smaller companies that receive a lower traffic rate. A web hosting forum will help you find those hosts that effectively play to your website’s strengths.

There is also the possibility of finding a web hosting forum that is created for web hosts themselves. Web hosts are a unique community that understands each other’s tribulations. Such a forum provides a place and an opportunity for hosts to discuss the unique challenges of their industry.

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10 Electrifying Ways To Explode Your Orders

1. Persuade visitors to link to your web site. Give
them a freebie in exchange for them linking to your
web site. It could be content, software, etc.

2. Link to web sites that provide useful information
or services for your visitors. If you have many useful
links on your site, they may make it their start page.

3. Spice-up your web site’s wording using plenty of
adjectives. It gives your visitors a clearer vision of
what your explaining or describing to them.

4. Don’t make your banner ads look like ads. Most
people ignore banner ads. Design them to look like
content and have them click to read the rest.

5. Join affiliate programs that go with the theme of
your web site. You’ll just be wasting valuable space
and time if your visitors aren’t interested in them.

6. Market your web site as a free club instead of
a web site. This’ll increase your repeat visitors and
sales because people enjoy belonging to groups.

7. Interact with your online customers on a regular
basis. This’ll show them you care about them. You
could use a chat room, forum or message system.

8. Check your web site links regularly. After people
click on one link, and it doesn’t work, they usually
won’t risk wasting their time clicking on another one.

9. Give visitors a positive experience when they’re
at your web site. Provide them with original content
and free stuff. They’ll tell all of their friends about it.

10. Share customers with other businesses that have
the same target audience. Offer their product to your
customers if, in exchange they do the same for you.

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10 Killer Ways To Multiply Your Sales

1. When you make your first sale, follow-up with the
customer. You could follow-up with a “thank you”
email and include an advertisement for other products
you sell. You could follow-up every few months.

2. You could upsell to your customers. When they’re
at your order page, tell them about a few extra related
products you have for sale. They could just add it to
their original order.

3. Tell your customers if they refer four customers to
your web site, they will receive a full rebate of their
purchase price. This will turn one sale into three sales.

4. When you sell a product, give your customers the
option of joining an affiliate program so they can make
commissions selling your product. This will multiply
the sale you just made.

5. Sell the reprint/reproduction rights to your products.
You could include an ad on or with the product for
other products you sell. You could make sales for the
reproduction rights and sales on the back end product.

6. You could cross promote your product with other
businesses’ products in a package deal. You can
include an ad or flyer for other products you sell and
have other businesses selling for you.

7. When you ship out or deliver your product, include
a coupon for other related products you sell in the
package. This will attract them to buy more products
from you.

8. Send your customers a catalog of add-on products
for the original product they purchased. This could be
upgrades, special services, attachments, etc. If they
enjoy your product they will buy the extra add-ons.

9. Sell gift certificates for your products. You’ll make
sales from the purchase of the gift certificate, when
the recipient cashes it in. They could also buy other
items from your web site.

10. Send your customers free products with their
product package. The freebies should have your ad
printed on them. It could be bumper stickers, ball
caps, t-shirts etc. This will allow other people to see
your ad and order.

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How Do Wireless Networks Work

Wireless networks work using radio waves instead of wires to transmit data between computers. That’s the simple version. If you’re curious to know what’s going on in more detail, then it’s all explained in this article.

Ones and Zeros.

I’m sure you know that computers transmit data digitally, using binary: ones and zeros. This is a way of communicating that translates very well to radio waves, since the computer can transmit ones and zeros as different kinds of beep. These beeps are so fast that they’re outside a human’s hearing range — radio waves that you can’t hear are, in fact, all around you all the time. That doesn’t stop a computer from using them, though.

Morse Code.

The way it works is a lot like Morse code. You probably already know that Morse code is a way of representing the alphabet so that it can be transmitted over radio using a dot (short beep) and a dash (long dash). It was used manually for years, and became a great way of getting information from one place to another with the invention of the telegraph. More importantly for this example, though, it is a binary system, just like a computer’s ones and zeros.

You might think of wireless networking, then, as being like Morse code for computers. You plug a combined radio receiver and transmitter in, and the computer is able to send out its equivalent of dots and dashes (bits, in computer-speak) to get your data from one place to another.

All About Frequencies.

You might wonder, though, how the computer could possibly transmit enough bits to send and receive data at the speed it does. After all, there must be a limit on how much can be sent in a second before it just becomes useless nonsense, right? Well, yes, but the key to wireless networking is that it gets around this problem.

First of all, wireless transmissions are sent at very high frequencies, meaning that more data can be sent per second. Most wireless connections use a frequency of 2.4 gigahertz (2.4 billion cycles per second) — a similar frequency to mobile phones and microwave ovens. As you might know, though, a frequency this high means that the wavelength must be very short, which is why wireless networking only works over a limited area.

In addition, wireless networks make use of a technique known as ‘frequency hopping’. They use dozens of frequencies in the range they are given, and constantly switch between them. This makes wireless networks more immune to interference from other radio signals than they would be if they only transmitted on one frequency.

Access Points.

The final step is when it comes to all the computers on a network sharing Internet access. This is done using a special piece of wireless equipment called an access point. Access points are more expensive than wireless cards for one computer, as they contain radios that are capable of talking to around 100 computers at the same time, and sharing out access to the Internet between them. Dedicated access points are only really essential for larger networks, though — if you only have a few computers, it is possible to use one of them as the access point, or you could just get a wireless router.

They Understand Each Other.

That’s all well and good, then, but how does wireless equipment made by entirely different companies manage to work together when this is all so complicated? Well, the answer is that there are standards that all wireless devices follow. These standards are technically called the 802.11 standards, and are set by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). It is thanks to people sticking to their standards that wireless networking is so easy and cheap to use today.

You Don’t Need to Worry.

If all this talk of frequencies has you a little worried, you don’t need to be — wireless networking hardware and software handles all of this automatically, without you needing to do a thing. Don’t think that you’re going to have to tell one wireless device what frequency another is using, because it’s just not going to happen, alright? Wireless networking, for all its complicated workings, is really far more simple to use than you’d ever expect.

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Laser Hair Removal Update

There are now many different types of equipment to perform hair removal the best being genuine Quantum IPL machines.

Permanent hair reduction is performed by using a specific wavelength (colour) of light to destroy the hair follicle and to restrict the hair regrowth.

IPL uses multiple wavelengths of light to target the hair follicle. This means both the hair and skin are treated at the same time.

If the hair removal laser has only one specific wavelength of light this is why there are so many different types of lasers in the world today because each specific laser is built to do a certain type of procedure.

The laser most suitable for hair removal is either the 755 Alexandrite laser or 810 diode laser. These two types of lasers are pretty much equal. The Alexandrite is great for light skin and dark hair, whereas the 810 diode laser is better suited to a slightly darker skin tone.

IPL was generally regarded as one of the better forms of hair removal until knock-off machines became available at ridiculously low prices. These machines are typical of the saying you pay for what you get and the results relate to this.

Though you will get some hair reduction with these knock-off IPL’S , most of the time the hair follicle is only made dormant, rather than destroyed, and the hair tends to regrow after about six months. That is why clinics who use this type of equipment will say that you will need maintenance treatments.

The latest technologies in laser hair removal are the IBL Alexandrite and IBL Diode laser. The reason these lasers are superior to the older types of laser is that the new lasers can change the pulse duration as well as the pulse power. This means a vastly superior hair reduction treatment on more hair types and more skin types.

The Alexandrite is a unique laser that can be customised to treat hair with different degrees of thickness and density. This is achieved through a large range of spot sizes. Another advantage of the Alexandrite lasers is that they are fast. With professional use, they can remove male chest hair in about less than 40 minutes.

Due to the specialised nature of laser equipment, professional laser hair removal clinics are required to be licensed with state health authorities. The strict regulations that clinics must adhere to and number of licenses that must be obtained means that there are very few genuine specialised clinics in the community.

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Resolving Ms Access Error 80004005 “the Microsoft Jet Database Engine Cannot Open The File

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Country Guitar Lessons – Lessons On Dvd – Its Advantages

Earlier learning to play the guitar meant taking expensive private lessons once or twice a week or teaching yourself the harder way by reading a guitar book. However, today the things have changed for the good, and it has now become quite easy to learn how to play guitar.

Of course, there are still many private teachers and guitar books around that will help you learn how to play guitar, but nothing comes close to learning guitar from watching instructional videos on a DVD.

The advantages of learning guitar by watching a DVD are many. It is cost effective, you don’t have to adhere to a schedule every week, and honestly you will learn even faster.

Cost Effective

Typical guitar instructor charges approximately $30 per lesson. Most of the pupils will take on average a lesson each week of a year. The total cost comes to $1560 per year.

That is too much when you compare it with the price of DVD course. A good a DVD course for learning guitar will just cost you about $200. The course will provide a beginner enough lessons for a year or two with access to online support.

Though the upfront cost of DVD course may seem more, if you compare it with yearly cost of private lessons, you will instantly realize that private lessons cost at least seven times more.


Time is another factor that you have to consider when taking private lessons for learning guitar. If you have plenty of time and don’t have to work a job, or go shopping for groceries, or watch the kids, then going for a private session once a week is not a big deal for you.

However, if you have to fulfill certain responsibilities like taking care of your family or work then it could be quite difficult for you to stick to the schedule, and you may end up missing few lessons here and there.

When you choose to learn guitar by purchasing Country Guitar Lessons on DVD you don’t really have to follow a time schedule. You can learn at your own convenience, and whenever you have the time.

The best thing is you can easily refer to any of the lessons if you forget a specific topic.

Learn Quicker

The other advantage of learning guitar from a DVD course is that you will learn playing it faster. Every private lesson instructor has their own individual style of teaching, and they sometimes don’t adhere to a specific learning pattern.

This makes very hard for you to learn the skills in the proper order which more often than not requires you to go back and forth to learn the notes correctly.

Country Guitar Lessons’ DVD course comes with instructions that are in right order. The instructor in the course is experienced enough to know the right pattern in which instructions should be provided especially for a beginner. Following a logical order will help you to learn playing a guitar quite a bit faster.

If you are also one of the music enthusiasts who always wanted to learn how to play guitar but couldn’t because of lack of time or other commitments you still can. Just buy a Country Guitar Lessons DVD course and master the techniques of playing guitar on your own.

Home video course is the best way of becoming a great guitar player, even if you have never played a guitar before.

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Surviving Divorce – Learn How Moving On Emotionally Is A Key To Rebuilding Your Life

Divorce is one of the major chances of life that you may be affected by. You may suddenly feel like your whole world is collapsing. You need to deal with certain issues like the money, the children, your personal changes, and how you can adapt to divorce. First, you have to realize that there is life after marriage. You can bring a new life and not be tied down a marriage that just can’t work. You need to start the divorce process by admitting that it is truly happening to you. You need to get out of your denial stage and accept that things will be different. Don’t expect your mate to come running back, because they have made their decision. Why should you let them come back if they are able to cause you so much pain? If someone can cause you that much pain then they aren’t worth it.

To get moving onto something better, you need to learn when grieving is acceptable and when it is not. Take your time grieving. There are many steps that you will have to go through to get to the point of acceptance. You will be shocked, then confused, then angry, and then so on. You should take months to lie in bed and contemplate where your life is going. You can spend a weekend in bed, and then on Monday get up and go to work and hold your head up high. You need to take just a little bit of time to examine your life and then you have to focus on your life and your children.

You can’t just stop being a mother; you have to focus on the children. You got to get things together or you will never be happy. You need to make sure that you are productive during your days. Once the divorce is final, you do what you need to do to be happy and focus on the things that matter in your life. Don’t just give up.

Once you have accepted your fate, you do not need to be so negative about it. You can be single at any age and still find true love or happiness. You need to take the negative things and then turn them into something positive. Leave the past in the past and focus on the present and future. Enjoy what you have and look forward towards the future. You should not hold grudges, because it will effect the children. You want to make sure that your children will be able to make a smooth adjustment. You will also want to forget about regret. You shouldn’t regret your marriage because there were so many good memories that you had. If you had children as a result of the marriage, then you obviously wouldn’t want to regret them.

To start the moving on process you need to be a bigger person. Even if you want to yell and curse and be difficult, remember that you have children and ask yourself what they would think of you if they saw you acting like that. You need to be a role model for your children. You can’t show them that you are upset, because they look at you as their guardian and protector.

Once you have regained yourself you can then begin to plan your new life. You can purchase a new home, buy a new car, and rebuild a life that is completely what you want. You have complete control over everything. You have so much freedom and you should advantage of the freedom. Change your appearance, redecorate the house, do whatever it takes to find yourself.

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