A Potted History of Rainscreen Cladding

Norway is the place where rainscreen cladding had its birth. It was not a scientific breakthrough, however, but more a gradual discovery that happened centuries ago in a largely intuitive way. Norwegian builders, probably through trial and error, found a way to utilise drained and back-ventilated cladding with joints that were both closed and open.…

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Waipi’o Valley on the Hamakua Coast – Perhaps the Most Beautiful Place on Hawaii’s Big Island

Waipi’o Valley is arguably the most magical place on the Big Island. Hawai’ian myths hold that the fastness of Waipi’o Valley is guarded by Night Marchers, legendary ghosts of Kamehameha’ long-dead armies, and that the impossibly steep, incredibly beautiful valley was excavated by a bragging warrior using his club to demonstrate his strength. While the geologic explanation…

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Forces and Trends in Business

The corporate environment is characterized by a number of variables: competition, dynamism, turbulence, complexity and change. All organizations must develop ability to continuously and consciously transform themselves and their contexts. Such contexts include restructuring for optimum effectiveness, reengineering key processes and streamlining functions that are able to provide a source of competitive advantage. The aim…

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RJ45 Connectors

RJ45 being a standard type of connector for networking cables is widely used in Local Area and Wide Area Networking. RJ45 stands for Registered Jack 45. RJ45 broadly refers to RJ45 connector, RJ45 cable and RJ45 port. A RJ45 Connector is an eight-wire connector used to connect computers in a Local Area Network (LAN) via…

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How to Makeover Your Boat on a Budget – A Look at Custom Cushion Covers and Other Tips

Changing a boat’s interior and exterior appeal can take time, effort, and resources; however, by including cushion covers and slipcovers in one’s revitalization effort, individuals can make this undertaking quick, easy, and economical. An individual’s creative side can be explored with a variety of fabrics and colors. Why buy new furniture or hire expensive interior…

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A Super Vocal Health Tool – Oregano Oil

Oil of Oregano and Vocal Health Care Oil of oregano is one of nature’s most potent and powerful healing substances on the planet. It has been tested against a variety of infections and has been found to exert a high degree of anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial actions. It is also one of the most…

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Great Leaders Are Sympathetic

Why are two different leaders, both of which appear equally prepared, trained, and qualified to be leaders, often perceived so differently by others? Why does one generally become a truly great leader, while the other may not? Often, the main difference between the two, is that one leader is genuinely sympathetic to the needs of…

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What Foods Contain Electrolytes?

Electrolytes Explained: Electrolytes contract muscles, generate electricity, and move fluids and water within the body. Some examples of electrolytes are Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Calcium, and Magnesium. Electrolytes are found in fruit juices, milk, and many fruits and vegetables (e.g. avocados, potatoes, bananas). It is possible to get electrolytes from many healthy foods. How much…

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Herbs for Herpes

For centuries, herbs – their parts, extracts and oils – have been used to treat a wide array of conditions. The active ingredient in most herbs is an alkaloid. When using herbs, it is best to get them from accredited sources. It is also important to follow the correct dosage and formulation of the herbs…

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