Counteroffensive Fencing Actions Classified

Counteroffensive actions offer the fencer a variety of options against the opponent’s preparation or actual attack. To be able to use these effectively, you must understand where they fit in the tactical opportunities offered by an opponent’s intent to hit you. Czajkowski calls these actions offensive-defensive. I prefer counteroffensive because the action is specifically designed…

Fencing Officiating – Refereeing Dry Bouts I

The dry bout (a bout fenced without electrical scoring equipment) represents a significant challenge for the referee and judges: how do you both fairly and accurately assess the results of the fencing so that the better fencer in the bout wins? The answer is a mix of several factors, including organization with well defined responsibilities,…

Hilltop Lakes – Fine Texas Living

Hilltop Lakes is a beautiful Lake Subdivision. There is a golf course, campgrounds, lakes, even its own private Airport. Life is good in Hilltop Lakes subdivision. Members can choose from an 18-hole golf course, unique swimming pools, restaurants and club houses for just some of the entertainment available in this subdivision. However, besides the amenities…

Hotel Franchising

Hotel franchising is a very popular concept. Hotel franchising includes the franchising of hotels, motels, inns, and other forms of lodging and boarding. Hotel franchising includes a lot more technicalities compared to restaurant or fast food franchising. Hotel franchising leads to hotel chains appearing in various parts of the world. Franchising in the hospitality industry…

Random Camera Accessories

Combined exposure meter – Professional exposure meters can measure flash as well as ambient light and accept a range of accessories. Spot meter – For the most precise measurement of light a hand-held spot meter is needed. Simple meter – A simple exposure meter is excellent for checking camera performance and in teaching you to…

10 Reasons Why FRP Is Better Than Steel

FRP, or fibre-reinforced plastic, is becoming a very popular material for construction projects. Its lightweight, strong and non-corrosive properties offer many distinct advantages over traditional materials such as concrete and steel. Some of these advantages are outlined below. 1. Non-corrosive FRP does not rust or corrode like steel and other metals. FRP is impervious to…

Tips on Staying Safe in Your Home

When someone knocks at your door and claims to be an unexpected delivery man or government or meter reader, ask for a name and a badge number so you can call the agency and confirm the persons identity. Do NOT ask them for the phone # of their agency, you may be calling their criminal…

Using Dowels In Recycling Projects

Dowels are a very versatile woodworking supply. They can be used for many purposes. Sometimes they are quite central to a project, and at other times, their purposes in a project are rather simplistic. How impressive to use a dowel in its simplest form for a project which is as important as it, too, is…

Capital Stack

The capital stack represents the totality of all the different financial components that are a part of and support the capital structure of a project. It has all the financial variables that provide the wherewithal, e.g. acquire a tract of land for development, finance the horizontal and vertical development of a planned unit development (PUD),…

Arc Flash Hazard and Workplace Safety

What is Arc Flash? An Arc Flash is an explosive release of energy caused by an electrical short circuit between 2 energised conductors or an energised conductor and earth. The sudden discharge of electrical energy causes a brilliant explosion of light and sound. The temperatures inside a flash incident can reach 19,000 ° C (sun's…

Bow Draw Weight – How To Choose

All other elements being comparable, a 70 # bow would certainly store more power and shoot at a faster rate when compared to a 60 # bow. However, this is often a complex issue to consider carefully when selecting your new compound bow. The maximum for the bow is typically based on the stiffness of…

Water Drainage Issues

Odds are that at some point in your life you will experience water drainage issues. Whether it occurs in your basement, in your backyard, or at your place of business, these problems are more than an annoyance – they can be downright dangerous. The following article explores the results of water drainage problems, as well…

Cleaning Out Drains

If your drains are clogged and backed up you may have a bigger problem than you can solve on your own. Many bathroom clogs are caused by hair going down the shower drain while kitchen clogs are generally caused by grease being poured down the drain and becoming a solid clog. If commercial chemical products…