Wheelchair Lifts – Commercial and Residential Models

Wheelchair lifts are largely used by physically handicapped individuals and old people. As wheel chair lifts are used in homes, offices, and a variety of public buildings, commercial as well as residential models are available in the market. Most of the branded wheel chair stair lift manufacturers have attractive and high utility lift models for commercial and residential purposes. Since the usage of wheelchair lifts in houses and commercial buildings varies and the way in which the lift is handled differs with different users, residential and commercial vertical platform lifts differ in their features so as to match different situations.

In some countries, there are laws that insist on providing facility for handicapped and physically weak people to access places of worship, airports, railway stations, schools, hospitals and more. Commercial wheelchair stair lifts available in vertical lift models are for this purpose. A commercial wheelchair lift has a motor driven platform that can move through different floor levels. These lifts are provided with internal switches which provide the facility for the rider to control the lift. Call-send controls and other necessary safety measures are provided in these lifts. Commercial stair lifts are not accessible to people who cannot bend their knee because these lifts are not provided with swivel seats.

Stair lifts having platforms can accommodate habitual wheelchair users, cane-users, and other physically challenged people who are unable to climb stairs. The mechanism and technology used in residential and commercial stair lifts are almost the same. Wheelchair lifts feature a heavy duty mechanism for withstanding wear and tear due to constant use of the public. Commercial wheelchair stair lifts are flexible to install in varying building architectures. As a precaution against the misuse of the lift by children, the controls are provided high enough so that children cannot reach them.

For residential use, straight and curved stair lifts in different models and brands are available in the market. When deciding to purchase stair lifts for your house, you can request for the assistance of a technician from the lift manufacturing company who can advise you on selecting the stair lift suitable for your home interior. For home use, luxurious cushioned lifts are available in the market. As wheelchair lifts are usually meant for individual purposes, the users are free to buy models of their choice. Thyssenkrupp Access, Savaria Concord, and Bruno are some of the world class wheel chair lift manufacturers.

Elevator Installer Apprenticeship – Stepping Stone For Becoming an Elevator Engineer

Skilled workers assembling and installing elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, as well as moving sidewalks, elevator installers are in high demand year round. Reasons for such demand are that almost every commercial enterprise has one of these instruments in place. Even government offices and residential establishments also have such technical vehicles for the convenience of users. However, the skilled technician is not born in a day and elevator installer apprenticeship is therefore the perfect stepping stone for migrating to the level of skilled and experienced technician.

Basic Requirement in the Construction World

Whatever the type is, almost every modern construction contains elevators and most of the large commercial enterprises have escalators. Technical gadgets are notoriously prone to defects and require regular care and maintenance. Again such repair and maintenance cannot be left to some novice and this makes the services of skilled technicians apt in repair and maintenance works is indispensable. Not only for repair and maintenance but also for upgrading the equipments the services of skilled elevator mechanic is required.

Making of a Good Technician

A good technician should have thorough knowledge of the equipment he or she is going to maintain. At the same time they should also have comprehensive knowledge relating to electronics, electricity as well as hydraulics. In the past this involved long term training and running to regular brick and concrete classes. Thanks to internet one can go for the online education these days. However the apprenticeship may not be online. For that one has to attend the brick and concrete repairing agencies that are leaders in the field of elevator and escalator repair and maintenance.

Online Degrees and Real Time Apprenticeship

Despite obtaining the online degree relating to elevator and escalator repairing and maintenance one has to attend practically and physically the apprenticeship courses. Since elevators were first used in the year 1852, several training centers have come up at different parts of the world and the use of trained technicians grew after the device was made electrical by the year 1935. Real time apprenticeship tones up the person concerned in meeting all types of disastrous situations with bravery.

Elevator Installer Apprenticeship Features

In the modern world elevator installer apprenticeship has become even more necessary because of the fact that modern equipments are not only highly sophisticated but also delicate. Since the elevator installer is supposed to work 40 or more hours per week, it becomes strenuous experience.

License Plate Search and Lookup Service Reviews

When you search for a license plate online, you’ll see that there are over a dozen websites that provide detailed automobile lookup information from the license plate number. All of these sites and databases vary in how they process information. Some companies may provide a free license plate search that checks your query with their database to determine if there is a match. More often than not, there is a match and you will be provided access to the details you are looking for. Some online services only provide a vehicle owners name and address. Other services will provide you with name, address, vehicle identification number, car make, model and paint color.

As we all know, you usually get what you pay for. When you find a reputable site to conduct a search for license plate numbers, you’ll be asked to submit the tag number and state of where the license plate number is registered. If you’re not sure of the state, you can conduct a nationwide search. Some sites however will not enable you to search nationwide. If you’re brought to a paypal checkout or alertpay, be careful. They will request payment after conducting a license plate lookup and you probably won’t be satisfied with the information the company wants you to purchase. Make sure you order a report from a site that only does license plate searches. If your an investigator or private detective, you know that it is helpful to obtain as much data possible regarding your work. Don’t make the mistake of buying a $9 dollar report and expect to be provided with detailed information.

Here a few suggestions when conducting a license plate search to make sure you get the most for your money.

1. Review at least three or four license plate lookup sites before deciding on how you will proceed.

2. Look for a Better Business Logo on the checkout page after you conduct your license plate search.

2. Print off your report and make sure you can access the system in case you lose or delete your report.

Follow these three steps to make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for when you conduct a license plate search. A license plate look should provide you with a detailed report including first name, last name, address, vehicle registration date, license tab expiration date, make and model of the car, truck or motorcycle, vin number, title number and lien holder name, if any.

Wood-Burning Stoves – 7 Reasons Why They Are Better Than Open Fireplaces

Ultimately, if you are a die-hard fan of open fires, then nothing less than seeing and feeling the heat of the flames, with no intervening barriers, will do. You will probably not accept any form of enclosed fire. To you I say, each to their own and I can fully understand and respect your choice.

Many of you may feel that way. I also felt that only an open fire would do. However, what I found was that there are many, many advantages to an enclosed form of home fire, namely the wood-burning stove. There has been an upsurge of interest in these over the last few years, in keeping with the spiralling of oil and gas prices. As a result, there has been an increase in the range of stoves coming on to the market with a great diversity of sizes and styles, ranging from the older-fashioned traditional style through to ultra-modern and minimalist examples which would not be out of keeping in the most contemporary of homes.

There are now models where the viewing window is large as opposed to the older styles, giving the impression of an open fire. There are also many different construction materials. However, the principles remain the same, in terms of how they work and this is the basis of my belief as to why they offer an unbeatable combination of benefits.

1. One of the advantages a stove possesses over an open fire is the fact that they are inherently MUCH more efficient. An open fire typically radiates out only 20% of the energy being released from the fuel. If you do the math, that means 80% is going merrily up the chimney.

2. A wood burning stove’s efficiency figures are much, much better. I was astounded to learn that some stoves have efficiencies of up to 80%! Think about this; a stove is an amazing FOUR TIMES more efficient than an open fire!

3. The secret behind this super efficiency is that the combustion temperatures in a stove are much higher than an open fire. Therefore less of the combustible fuel gets away without being burnt, in a stove ie the gases are burnt much more cleanly. This leads to 2 further advantages…

4. Stoves are much less smoky than open fires. Obviously there is much less chance of smoke blowing back into the room given their enclosed nature, but even leaving that aspect aside, stoves burn the gases given off by the fuel more cleanly, meaning less smoke.

5. Stoves produce less ash than open fires, which means less trips outside to the cold and wet!

6. Again, due to their enclosed nature, stoves are safer due to the much lower risk of flying sparks igniting combustible contents of the room. This also means that if you have to go out for a period, leaving the fire unattended, you are much less likely to suffer the classic “My goodness, did I remember to put the fireguard in place?” dilemma! I reckon many marriages have been saved by this one benefit alone!

7. Stoves are much more versatile than open fires. If you wish to keep the fire on overnight, you can close the air vents fully which will keep the fire “ticking over” nicely overnight. This can rarely be done with open fires. In the morning, you just open the vents again and the reviving effects of extra oxygen will cause the fire to get up, yawn and stretch, and merrily get on with it’s task again of heating the room and occupants.

8. I know this is an extra reason (think of it as a little bonus ‘cos I like you so much), but it’s so good I couldn’t leave it out! Try keeping a pot of tea or coffee hot over an open fire! A wood-burning stove could have been custom built for that very purpose!

So there you have it; the reasons why I like wood burning stoves so much. There are also many other reasons why wood burning stoves make sense when compared to other forms of heating such as oil or gas fired central heating, but that will have to wait for another time and another article.

The Pressure Cooker

Are you feeling the pressure? Are the constant deadlines, competing priorities, excessive workload, longer hours, frazzled nerves, testy co-workers, etc., driving you nuts?

A Recipe for Trouble

Many businesses are responding to the currently difficult economic and competitive conditions by engaging in a frenzy of activity, much of which is non-productive. Simultaneously, they’re attempting to: cut costs, increase profits, reduce payroll, gain productivity, improve competitive position, increase market share, maintain customer base, and a host of other initiatives. Of course, all of this needs to be accomplished immediately, if not sooner.

The precipitating factor for all of this is, reportedly, the economic meltdown that began in 2008. But businesses, in general, have been becoming less stable, more reactive, and less forward thinking for years. Long-range planning, strategic direction, participative management, methodical analysis, and all too often, caution have been “thrown to the wind.”

A Cooking Lesson

Pressure cookers tenderize their contents, often a stew, by subjecting the contents (ingredients) to significant heat, steam, and pressure over a period of time until the contents break down and become tender. This concept can be extended, by analogy, to the workplace where the ingredients are somewhat more fragile-the employees.

A Remedy

Police, firefighters, and other first-responders understand that the first steps in controlling a chaotic or dangerous situation are to assess the situation, and “stop the action” (i.e., containment). This is necessary to neutralize the situation and to bring people, emotions and activities down to a manageable level so that rational remedies can be initiated. If the emergency personnel were to succumb to the chaos, they would lose their ability to solve the problem. They must “stop the action” to get organized, gain control, and identify solutions. Of course, they’re trained to handle emergencies and to think rationally under pressure. Most managers are not.

For many years business executives have arranged to attend “retreats,” where they could remove themselves from the day-to-day pressures and responsibilities and, hopefully, gain some perspective, balance, and restoration of positive energy. But the ability and willingness to “retreat” has been compromised by the unrelenting pressure at work. Of course, when we’re not immersed in the problems, we intuitively recognize that continuing to “fire fight” is ultimately counter productive. Similar to gaining control of a massive forest fire, it requires methodical plans, coordinated activities, substantial resources and professional leadership.

Some Insights and Suggestions

We can all learn better ways of dealing with crisis. We can regain our sensibilities and perspective if we just remember to not be so afraid, overwhelmed, and intimidated by circumstances. In business most situations are not “life-threatening” –important, yes, but not imminent danger to life and limb. Act accordingly, and learn the lessons from people who deal with “real” emergencies every day. First assess the circumstances, then “stop the action,” stabilize the situation, protect yourself and others from harm. Then initiate corrective actions, call for “back up” if needed, gather the facts and information, and calmly proceed with problem resolution. Don’t make others around you crazy by buying into the hysteria; demonstrate your poise as a leader, inspire confidence, and get on with the business of solving problems and making rational plans for the future. A “pressure cooker” belongs in the kitchen, not the office.

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Why Oak Flooring Planks Cup and Other Misbehavior

Oak Flooring, Cupping and Moisture

Properly dried and manufactured oak plank flooring should be stress free and contain a moisture content between 6-9%. That’s the industry standard. But, that’s not suitable for every installation. Some environments require flooring that has a higher or lower moisture content. And, since oak flooring is hygroscopic, it will adapt to that different environment. The trick is to make sure that adaptation is accomplished prior to the installation! That’s where acclimation comes in. The environment in which oak flooring will be installed should be checked for two types of moisture content – that in the subfloor and that in the air. The relative humidity of the air should be in the neighborhood of 35% to be most comfortable for human habitation. It turns out that that’s perfect for an oak floor. And, the subfloor should be no more than a percent or two different than the oak flooring. If either are out of sync, the flooring installation must wait until they are in compliance. What can go wrong if I can’t wait? Lots.

How Moisture Effects Oak Flooring

Although, nothing will happen that is structurally dangerous – except in extreme cases – the result can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Cupping of the flooring planks (when their edges rise) and crowning (when their centers rise – or edges recede) are the two most common misbehaviors – and, will look bumpy and feel ridged underfoot. The cause of both conditions is an imbalance in moisture between the planks themselves and either the subfloor or the air above the planks – after installation. If the subfloor is wetter than the flooring planks, the planks will begin absorbing that moisture and their bottom surface will expand – or, if the air above the planks is drier than the planks, the top surface will begin to contract. Both of these conditions will cause the flooring to “cup”. Conversely, if the subfloor is drier than the oak flooring planks, the bottom of the planks will begin to shrink as they lose moisture – or, if the air above the planks is too humid, the upper surface of the planks will begin to expand – causing the flooring to “crown”. The good news is that both of these problems can be avoided if a thorough investigation and proper acclimation is conducted prior to the installation.

Oak Flooring and Moisture After Installation

But, what if something happens that causes these issues to occur later in the floor’s life? Whether from a dishwasher leak or some other environmental change, floors can suddenly deform years down the road. There’s good news there, too. The same cellular structure that would cause the flooring to absorb unexpected moisture, will also expel that moisture over time and if left alone, will allow your oak flooring to return to its original size and shape more often than not. So, all in all, an oak plank floor is your best bet for a lifetime of enjoyment.

Key Components of a Strategic Plan

You all know the saying that any road will do as long as you don’t know where you are going. And it is certainly true when it comes to achieving company goals. If you don’t have stated goals, have them written down, well communicated, and measured, there is a very high probability you’ll never achieve them. Thus, the importance of having a quantifiable, measurable, well-communicated strategic plan.

Roadmap

Strategic planning is like creating a map for an exciting journey. A map helps keep you on course, but it isn’t so stringent that you can’t check out a side road along the way. Each year in the fall I map out where I am, where I want to go, and how I want to get there. During the year, my plan then becomes my guide as I make business decisions and come upon new opportunities. It helps me decide if new opportunities and the choices I encounter will get me closer to my goals or are detours to be avoided. It is critical to at least annually review your plan to accommodate new developments in technology, client requests, the economy, emerging trends, and your own interests.

Key Components

1. SWOT – The first step is to determine where you are by doing a SWOT analysis – identify your internal Strengths and Weaknesses and your external Opportunities and Threats. Make a grid and fill in the blanks. Use two columns and two sections. Internally analyze human, financial, technological resources, culture, etc. Externally examine the economy, political/regulatory, social/demographic, technology, competition, etc.

2. Vision, Mission and Values – craft a short statement that quickly and easily describes your purpose (Mission) and your ultimate future (Vision). Who are your clients/customers, what makes you different, how would your customers describe you, what do you offer, how are you unique, what will you be like tomorrow? Here is a quick template to follow: “The purpose of ABC Company is to _________________ so that the company and our stakeholders benefit from ____________________________. This quickly states who you are, why you exist, and what benefits occur as a result of your business. You can get clever later on, for now get it on paper. Now list the guiding principles that underpin the behaviors you expect of your self and others in order to achieve results. Trust, honestly, creative solutions, integrity, customer services, etc., are examples of guiding principle values.

3. Objectives – identify the key objectives that have to be met in order to achieve your vision and mission and goals for the year. State them in specific, quantifiable, measurable terms. They need to be ambitious, but realistic. Focus on “what not how”. Your list will grow, but pare it down to the critical 4-5 most important items for advancing your business this year.

4. Action Planning – Now we’ll look at the “how”. For each objective, create a detailed action plan of how you will meet this goal. For each objective state:

-Desired results – what needs to happen or what benefit will occur

-Potential obstacles/barriers – what might stand in your way or prevent progress

-Support – what resources, people, tools do you have or need

5. Implementation Process – what steps must be taken – indicate who will do what and by when. I do a quick monthly review to see what is on target, what is falling behind, what follow-up is needed, etc. This gives me a visual update and reminds me of my targets and how I am progressing.

6. Evaluation and Measurement – how will you know you’ve successfully achieved the objectives (this is why each must be stated so it is specific, quantifiable and measurable). As you get more sophisticated, a set of balanced scorecard measure is an ideal way to track, measure, and communicate your progress, but for now just determine how each objective will be measured.

This seems like a lot of work, but if you’ll map out each objective you will have a clear picture of where you’re going, how to get there, and achieve your goals quicker since you’ll avoid unnecessary, costly detours.

The simplicity of these steps and descriptions belie the difficulty of this task. I have facilitated many senior management teams that struggle getting even the first two steps done. However, if you set aside quiet time with your key colleagues and valued advisors, this need not be a monumental task. Once you have it in place, the annual process of reviewing, revising and refreshing becomes not only much easier, but very beneficial. You walk away from this exercise with a sense of direction and satisfaction about how you are going to achieve your business goals with the assurance of avoiding at least some unnecessary, costly detours.

Accessible Building Design – Tactile Indicators on Handrails – Walkways and Walls

In this article “Accessibility” refers to the indicators for the disabled people in structures. This includes parking spaces, elevators, and restrooms.

Every public building must have accessible building design to facilitate the disabled persons. It does not only help the handicapped get access to their desired destination also it will somehow help them become useful citizen of the society rather than being a burden. For these purpose tactile indicators on handrails, walkways and walls should be provided to facilitate in moving and recognizing the path. Some methodical suggestions are mentioned below in this concern.

Edges adjoining a path are to match the level of the path or be at no more than 1 in 40 slopes for 600mm unless handrails are provided. Path limits that fall away or rise up can source problems for all users when enforced to go to the edge of the path. Curved paths should give some tactile assistance on the edging or centre of path. Cane and visually impaired users may de-orientate on curved paths.

Give clear visual and tactile clues to major destinations along routes. Use texture as well as lighting, contrast or other design approaches. All users profit from clear clues to destinations. Visually impaired get mostly benefited from textured markers.

Ensure doors or windows do not open onto path clear widths. In general anything that reduces the obvious width of a path should be avoided; doors and canopy windows in meticulous are collision points for all users. For Doors, windows; the complementary edging that to be used in along paths in high density areas and along paths of high usage. Definition between pathway and periphery assists visually impaired users.

Public transport pick up

There should be cross and longitudinal slopes in waiting and loading zones of pick up areas to be at maximum of 1 in 40. For Public transport pick up point slopes Tactile and contrasting indicators, 300 mm wide, to run full length in pull -in area. All users gain tremendous assistance by the periphery warning pavers. For Public transport pick up point boundaries Bus stops and taxis ranks to be on accessible paths and accommodate a wheel chair under cover. Access for public transport should be available for all users.

Protruding objects

Fire service equipment such as fire extinguishers and hose reels should be recessed into walls wherever possible or set clear of walkway clear space. Items should be placed to avoid collisions and not hinder canes users following walls as guides

Fire services

Object should protrude no more than 500 mm into walkways and should not reduce the clear width. Objects may project more into walkways if they are protected by nib walls on both sides no less than 100 mm higher than the objects, without reducing the clear width. Objects can be visually and physically protected by walls. This also assists cane users following the wall edges.

How To Install A Porch Railing

Installing a porch railing for the first time is a tricky job; it needs a lot of planning and proper designing to get it right the very first time. Proper planning here means, accurate measurements and maintaining adequate supply of equipments required for the installation. A lot of parts are required to put together a well-designed railing; some of the parts required are finials, balusters, posts and rails for the top and bottom of the structure. The best place to find these equipments is the lumberyard or any local home improvement supply store, surfing online is also a good option.

Important characteristics of Professional looking Railings.

All professionally designed deck railings have common features; they usually have a lot of decorative details, which makes the appearance of your home very classic and cozy. Woodwork forms a very important feature and is available in vide variety of designs. The incorporation of woodwork in construction of a balustrade gives it the professional and finished look.

Proper installation is also one of the main components that contribute in giving the railing a professionally designed look, and the key factor that determines proper installation is accurate measurement of the space available for installation. Following are the must have items for proper installation, porch finishing nails, a drill, wood files, possibly a saw and a good quality paint if required.

Tips of proper installation

Railings installation is not a complicated task; it hardly takes two to four hours depending on its size and length. Following these simple tips will definitely help in expediting the process of installation.

  • Wear protective goggles while cutting and sawing to avoid any kind of injury to the eyes.
  • Accurate measurement is the key criteria for installing a porch railing properly. Make sure you take the accurate measurement of the surface area available for the porch including the space between nailing points and also the space earmarked for installing the porch.
  • Make sure that the filler strips are cut of exact required length and from the top and not the bottom.
  • Specifically mark the spots on the strips where you intend to position the balusters.

If you are not confident enough to construct the porch railing by yourself, you can always opt to get one custom made to fit the size and style of your home. A variety of custom-made porch railings are available in the market, a handcrafted porch railing will be the best choice for a Victorian styled house, and a wooden porch railings and posts will definitely go well with contemporary, modern styled homes, and to make these wooden porch railings last long make sure to get water proofing treatment done on them.

A Creative Patio

Did you move into a house with an empty back yard? What you need is a nice deck or patio to enjoy the out-of-doors. Of the many choices is a wooden deck, a concrete slab, a fieldstone floor with planters or a multi-level redwood deck with benches. Let’s take them one by one. The common-place wooden deck is fairly inexpensive unless built with redwood, and has an average life of ten years. The concrete slab is inexpensive, but very plain and prone to cracking. It must be properly drained and can be difficult to keep painted. A multi-level deck is beautiful but expensive and needs a space under the deck for ventilation.

The patio design I designed incorporated a free-form kidney-shaped pattern with three in-set oval steps. Around the edge, spaced Italian columns supported a seat-high balustrade railing fourteen inches wide and sixty-six feet in circumference. At one end a straight line formed the back of a fourteen foot built-in barbecue and counter surfaces with storage behind redwood doors.

Colored slate set in concrete decorated the floor and a five percent grade provided the proper drainage. One winter this slight grade which was covered with an inch of glare ice sent my cat flying across the patio and right over the edge!

The balustrade columns, set in concrete formed the base for the railing. After the columns were in place, I set sheets of plywood on top and cut a square hole slightly smaller than the top of each column. I then formed the fourteen inch wide railing on top from stiffly mixed beige colored concrete. When the concrete set, I removed the plywood and the balustrade was completed. Since the patio was two to five feet higher than the surrounding land, I built a yellow brick wall, following the kidney shaped patio floor.

White decorative concrete pots filled with flowers place evenly along the top of the balustrade added color and at one end a wrought iron lamp gave the whole area a nice glow. This patio gave our family many years of pleasurable outdoor living and the satisfaction of giving our creative juices free rein.

How To Get A Girl To Orgasm: 6 Tips That Most Men Do Not Know About Giving A Girl An Orgasm

All guys want to see their girls happy with sex. There is nothing better than hearing these words from the girl, “It was cool,” or “You were good”. In this article, you will learn some tips on how to get a girl to orgasm and have the most pleasurable time of her life.

Everyone knows that women are more sensitive than men. The movements and caresses which bring a male to an orgasm are much different from the ones that a female requires. Females need more sophisticated techniques.

Of course, there are a number of ways by which you can bring a girl to orgasm. The most important thing to understand is that to achieve an orgasm in women, it needs a lot more effort aimed at the whole body and feelings in general. Unfortunately, most women who have sex with their partner do not get an orgasm. Let’s look at some simple and effective ways to help to get any girl to orgasm. If you want to become a “legend” in bed, be sure to listen to this advice:

1. Be sure to relax, because the most basic rule in sex is that sex is not stiffness and tension! Do not try to hide feelings and worries because she can feel the tension on the subconscious level. If you set a goal to bring the girl to orgasm, you might get worried and performance anxiety might take over.

2. Always start with foreplay before sex. Such an approach ensures that your girl is emotionally, mentally and physically ready for sex. Try not to rush foreplay. Try to “invest” a few seconds and move on to penetrative sex later. Caress her body with love and affection until the time you feel that she is ready. Her vagina should be moist before you decide to enter her.

3. Oral sex is a great way to bring the girl to orgasm. Most women are confident that cunnilingus is the only way for them to reach orgasm. Most importantly, do not rush when you go down on her body. Enjoy the process. Lick her external genitals gently and gradually speed up the pace. Then begin to migrate to the inner labia. Make small circular movements of the tongue. Nibble on her clitoris and labia gently as this is one of the most reliable ways to bring a girl to an orgasm.

4. Stimulation can carried out using fingers too. Place together your middle and index fingers and take them around her clitoris in circles. With the other hand, caress her body. Also, do not forget to listen to her moans that tell you if you’re doing it right or wrong. Once you understand that you are doing everything right, do not waste time and continue petting.

5. If your girl has still not reached an orgasm, then it is time to stimulate the “G spot”. After stimulation of her clitoris with your fingers, slowly and gently begin to penetrate her vagina, palm up. Once inside her vagina, slide fingers to 11′ o clock direction. Carefully and slowly look for a small bulge or bump with your fingers. If you find this legendary and mysterious area, congratulations to you, it is the G spot.

Stimulate the G-spot a little abruptly, gently but quickly. You can also click on it a little bit, let go and repeat the process. Most women get very excited if a man starts to finger small irregular circles around the G spot.

6. If you can caress the clitoris and stimulate the G spot simultaneously, then your girl is sure to reach an orgasm. It’s better if you can, simultaneously, with the penetration of the penis into the vagina, caress and fumble the clitoris. This method can bring any girl to orgasm.

Many females are capable of multiple orgasms, even though most of them never know about it because they have not received such a wonderful opportunity. Bringing a woman to orgasm more than once is not so difficult. After the first orgasm, a woman needs only a short rest of a couple of minutes. Give your darling a little relaxation, but do not let her “cool.” Usually a woman, who can get multiple orgasms, can experience them three or four times over and over again with only short breaks in between.

With this you are left armed with good knowledge on how to get a girl to orgasm. The next time that you get an opportunity to get intimate with your girl, be sure to try these and let her experience the unmatched ecstasy of an orgasm.

Why Stretch Before Exercise

It cannot be emphasized enough how great the benefits of stretching are. Just because we don’t see the immediate benefits of stretching doesn’t mean that it is not important. When we stretch properly it does a number of things, one of the most overlooked things is that it signals the muscles to get ready for exercise.

Stretching has a benefit of reducing muscle tension it will also make you feel more relaxed in yourself. Stretching helps prevent muscle injuries because a pre-stretched muscle resists stress better than a un-stretched muscle. The question is often asked should you stretch before you start to exercise and of course the answer is yes, but it is important to do a mild warm-up before you start the actual stretching. It is sort of like what comes first the chicken or the egg, the basic rule of thumb is to warm up for at least 10 minutes before stretching.

Just remember when warming up, do not push your body and your muscles to the limits. Realistically, it can take up the 20 minutes to really warm your body up, so keep this in mind when you start going through your stretching routine. If you feel the muscles seem to be super tight then go back into your warming up routine.

When at home and not going into an exercise routine then a great time to start a stretching routine is during the ad breaks on TV, this may be a little short at first but it will get you into the habit of stretching. So where do we get information on a stretching routine, the simple answer to this is a book I refer to all the time it is simply called “stretching” and it is written by Bob Anderson. The other way you could do it, is to rent out a stretching book from a library and copy down the routine you need for your particular sport or lifestyle.

Try stretching for a minimum of four weeks and see how much better you feel, when you feel the benefits you are more likely to keep going. Good luck.

NFPA 110 Requirements for Transfer Switch Maintenance

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) develops and maintains minimum safety standards for commercial and large residential buildings. Expressed as safety codes, the standards address the safety of various building systems, including emergency power supply systems (EPSS). Requirements for EPSS maintenance inspections are contained in the NFPA 110, which also addresses generator testing. Below are requirements for generator transfer switch maintenance according to the NFPA 110.

Transfer Switch Maintenance Requirements

The following is an overview, not a complete documentation, of transfer switch inspection requirements. For full documentation of NFPA 110 requirements, building managers should contact the NFPA, or an emergency power solution provider.

Maintaining a transfer switch is a critical part of generator maintenance. The NFPA’s inspection requirements for switches for Level 1 and Level 2 generators are as follows:

Examination for Overheating

Overheating eventually produces visual evidence, particularly the discoloration or blistering of insulation found on conductors. The surfaces of conductors may also show signs of pitting or melting. These signs may be the result of arcing, and usually precipitate repairs and/or parts replacement.

Examination for Dust and Dirt

Regardless of the cleanliness of a generator room, dust and dirt gradually accumulate on the surface and inner workings of switches. Removing dust and dirt prevents their accumulation from sabotaging electrical connections and contacts.

Examination of connections

If the electrical connections of a switch malfunction, it will not transmit the signal to initiate generator startup. Connections should be inspected for looseness and signs of overheating. If looseness or overheating is detected, connections should be tightened or replaced.

Examination of contacts

Contacts should be inspected for looseness, signs of corrosion, and overheating. Signs of corrosion may appear as oxidization or acidic deterioration, and overheating may leave carbon traces. If the first two signs are present, contacts should be replaced. If the third sign is present, further examination should occur.

The inspections above are recommended on an annual basis. However, the 2005 edition of the NFPA 110 recommends them on a quarterly basis, with a single major inspection and three minor inspections every year. This inspection schedule could be valuable for buildings that require constant electricity to support critical functions, such as hospitals, data centers, and first response organizations.

Scheduling Transfer Switch Inspections

Maintenance and testing requirements for transfer switches are contained in Chapter 8 of the NFPA 110. Section 8.4.5 states that a “properly instructed individual” (i.e. a person with extensive training in EPSS examination procedures) should oversee routine EPSS inspections. If you do not employ a worker who is trained in EPSS inspection, hiring a commercial power solution provider that specializes in emergency power equipment testing and inspection is the best option.

In addition to performing the inspections above, a commercial power solutions provider may also perform infrared scanning-a preventative maintenance measure that identifies problems in EPSS components before they cause more extensive problems. Other services performed by a commercial power solutions provider include: retrofits and modernization measures, breaker testing, new installations, repairs, arc flash analysis and training, healthcare utility management, generator rentals, scheduled maintenance, and load bank testing.

How to Get Rid of Hairline Thinning By Increasing Scalp Circulation

Getting the right amount of blood circulation through the frontal region of your scalp is a surefire way to help you get rid of a receding hairline. These types of hair loss conditions affect many men and can even affect some women.

If you have been trying to make them go away by use of a certain product, then surely you have found that to be an impossible feat. The use of natural oils is a great method for treating receding hairlines.

Essential oils are some of the best natural substances to use on your scalp to get more nutrients and blood flowing to your roots. Oils such as jojoba, lavender, henna, rosemary and margosa all can be added to your scalp and massaged in for better circulation.

You only need a few drops of each in order to make them work in your favor. Did you know that there are even a few home remedies that are known to help you get your hairline back? Many of these remedies are ayurvedic remedies that include various herbal extracts.

For example fenugreek seeds can be ground into a paste and massaged into your scalp for added hair growth and the prevention of hair loss associated dandruff. Just be sure to wash your scalp with a mild shampoo after the use of this herb.

By adding an herbal supplement such as ginkgo biloba to your diet, you can work towards enhancing the overall circulation of blood through your body, this includes your scalp as well.

What Is a Tenant Representative?

A tenant representative provides an outstanding service opportunity for a business. This professional is a commercial real estate agent who works exclusively for a tenant. In business, having the right location can make or break the company’s success. A tenant representative works to ensure that your business avoids pitfalls and improves on its economic opportunities. He or she does this by ensuring the business is in the right location for optimum profit potential.

Space Selection for Your Business

One of the key things this professional does is to help the business to find the best location for a commercial lease. There are several reasons that the business may need to relocate.

1. The business that is struggling may need to relocate into a better economic situation to increase revenue. The tenant rep can help to find this location and help ensure that the business’s location is not a downfall to profit potential.

2. The tenant representative may be able to point out specific locations where the business could profit better, even if the business is doing well right now. The tenant representative may provide recommendations prior to obtaining a new lease.

Finding the right space for operations is important because it affects how customers find the business, how they enter and exit it and how prominent the business is to the street. The goal with choosing the right space is to ensure the business gets the customer traffic it needs and a space that is adequate for business functions.

Negotiation at Its Best

Another way in which the tenant representative can help the business is to represent the business in negotiations for a commercial lease. If you wish to move into an office building, before signing an office space lease, the tenant representative will negotiate things like the following on your behalf.

· The location of the business

· The cost of leasing the space

· The onsite amenities and features of the space provided

· Parking for the business

· Frontage and signage options for the business

· Free rents

· Landlord’s incentives

The goal here is to get the best bottom line for the business. This ensures the business owner has the optimal space and is paying the least amount possible to be in that space.

Why It’s Critical

While most business owners are excellent at running their business, most do not have experience in picking a commercial location that is ideal for the type of business that it is. The tenant representative helps to find suitable office space or other space for the business. This professional commercial real estate agent works on behalf of the tenant to locate, negotiate and to create a lease specifically designed for the business’s needs.

By using this service, the business reduces costs while increasing its potential for saving a significant amount of money.

Have a good day,

Jean Louis Racine, Lawyer, Commercial Lease Expert