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The kitchen is regarded as a holy location generally, but a bathroom a bit unholy. Nonetheless, as far as cleaning is concerned, both have very a lot in common so that bathroom cleaning and kitchen cleaning become interrelated arenas. A typical job related to both kitchen cleaning and bathroom cleaning is the job of fighting poor smells due to the fact both kitchen and bathroom are smelly worlds where good smells and poor smells mingle. Although heavenly cooking aromas waft out of a kitchen, it is also a location from where the decaying smell from the waste bin, and bad smells from the sink and drain, emanate. Likewise, a bathroom has good smells of soaps and shampoos and soon after-shave lotions, mingling with sufficient poor smells.

Use a Tecnovap Steam Machine to make commercial kitchen cleaning and bathroom cleaning a breeze Lemon slices or lemon peels really should be created a crucial ingredient of kitchen cleaning for fighting smells. A couple of pieces of it in the garbage can will effectively neutralize the bad smells. One more deodorizing agent that will aid in the kitchen cleaning and bathroom cleaning is pine oil. It can be used for scrubbing the floors of the bathroom and kitchen and a small of it can be added to the garbage can to kill the smells. Utilizing baking soda as a scouring powder will also support to decrease poor smells. Zeolite Crystals are a deodorizing agent, which can be utilized for bathroom cleaning.

Use a Tecnovap Steam Machine to make commercial kitchen cleaning and bathroom cleaning a breeze

These crystals have the ability to absorb bacterial odor, animal odor, sulfur dioxide and so on. It should be placed near the source of the bad odor to permit efficient absorption. Right after the odors have been absorbed, the zeolite crystals ought to be kept out in the sun exactly where the crystals will release the absorbed pollutants. Another way of deodorizing is making use of steam-cleaning machines both for bathroom cleaning and kitchen cleaning.

The need to avoid drains getting clogged is also a common aspect of both kitchen cleaning and bathroom cleaning. Pouring hot water into the drains of the bathtub, kitchen sink, and washbasin is a great way to avoid drain clogging. If salt is added to the hot water it will be more effective. This ought to ideally be done at least once a week. At the end of kitchen cleaning at night, make a mix of a half-cup of white vinegar and half a cup of baking soda and pour it in the drain and leave it overnight. Flushing it off in the morning with hot water will guarantee a clean drain. The identical can be accomplished for bathroom cleaning also after the day’s use of the bathroom is more than. Instead of baking soda and vinegar, hot water and washing soda can also be utilized.

Use a Tecnovap Steam Machine to make commercial kitchen cleaning and bathroom cleaning a breeze

Germ collection is also a frequent cross of kitchens and bathrooms. Using distilled white vinegar in kitchen cleaning for cleaning cooking range, countertops, and sink will decrease germs. In the case of the bathroom, spraying it with disinfectants although doing bathroom cleaning will help. However, a most successful way of killing nestling germs is utilizing steam-cleaning equipment for routine kitchen cleaning and bathroom cleaning.

The anticipated announcement by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Thursday afternoon that Tesla Motors will build its lithium-battery plant near Reno, Nevada, is expected to be a godsend for Nevada lithium mining projects.

The choice of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Complex along Interstate 80 in Storey County, Nevada as the location of the $5 billion battery factory provides ready access for lithium at a location close to Tesla’s Freemont, California, assembly plant. The company has already begun developing a site near Reno.

The plant is expected to begin production of 500,000 lithium battery packs by 2017 for use in Tesla’s Model 3 cars.

Tesla’s choice of Nevada for gigafactory boon to NV mining John Boyd, a principal of the site selection firm The Boyd Company, told the Wall Street Journal, “I think the single most important factor is the [site’s] low-cost green power, including solar, wind and geothermal energy for the plant. He also cited Nevada’s lack of corporate and personal income taxes as positive factors.

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, said the company has a commitment from Panasonic Corp, which already supplies batteries for Tesla’s Model S, to help run the battery cell-making operations and underwrite some of the costs.

Located near the former Sleeper Gold Mine in Humboldt County, Nevada, the Western Lithium’s King Valley project is often promoted thusly: “Nevada is uniquely positioned to support the world-wide increase in renewable energy production and demand for electric vehicles through lithium mining—the key ingredients to the high-performance batteries, which will power electric vehicles and be used in utility-scale energy storage projects.”

Steve Hill, executive director of Nevada’s Office of Economic Development, observed, “Nevada is lithium rich—second only to the size of deposits found in Chile.”

Tesla’s choice of Nevada for gigafactory boon to NV mining

Nevada currently is home to the only brine lithium operation in the United States. Rockwood Lithium, which produces lithium carbonate from brines near Silver Peak, Nevada, has invested $75 million in an expansion of its U.S. lithium production. Pure Energy Minerals holds contiguous claims near the Silver Peak operation.

Gov. Sandoval is expected to announce that he will call a one-day special session of the Nevada Legislature next week to approve financial incentives for Tesla. The special session is expected to cost taxpayers from $25,000-$40,000.

Political groups have criticized the lack of transparency in the negotiations between the governor’s office and Tesla, and whether the state constitution permits the governor to hand tax dollars to private companies. However, the project is estimated to bring 6,500 jobs to the Silver State.

For the first time in two years, Kerry Stevenson has had to turn people away from seminars she runs on investing in Australia’s small-cap mining companies.

The seminars have quickly swelled to capacity numbers, underscoring, Stevenson says, renewed hunger for Australian penny mining stocks after a long hiatus.

“People are finally saying to me they are ready to get their toes wet again in this end of the market,” she said.

The end of Australia’s decade-long mining boom turned dozens of exploration companies and small miners into “penny dreadfuls” – all but ignored by institutional lenders and private equity finaciers.

Funding remains a key concern for most of the sector, with a survey by Ernst & Young-indicating little has changed in the past 12 months for many juniors and explorers, which remain “cash-starved and focused on survival.”

Still, says Morgans Stockbroking analyst James Wilson, “green shoots are appearing across the sector.”

The S&P/ASX 300 Metals & Mining Index sits near a 6-month high, having jumped 11 percent in the past seven weeks, although it is still more than 40 percent below its peak in mid-2008.

Investors are starting to fund some miners, but are being more selective and are wary of commodities that show little promise.

Pilbara Minerals, which is looking in Australia for electronics component tantalum and capitalised at just A$10.6 million ($9.8 million), raised more than A$3.5 million in recent weeks.

“That’s more than we could have raised in the last three years,” said Chief Executive Neil Biddle.

Macphersons Resources Ltd, which is exploring for silver and zinc in Australia, this week raised A$8 million via a placement.

“The thinking is the market has turned the corner for the right projects with a future,”Macpherson’s managing director, Morrie Goodz said.

Companies exploring for graphite – used to improve the effficiency of electric cars – have posted hefty share price gains, jumping more than 200 percent on average over the past year, according to Pattersons Securities.

A flurry of takeovers and asset acquisitions also suggests valuations sit at a cyclical low, and at some stage equity market sentiment will catch up, says Morgan’s Wilson.

One of the biggest deals in the sector, a friendly $570 million offer by Canada’sB2Gold for Papillon Resources , valued the Australian gold explorer at A$1.72 a share – more than twice its price at the start of the year.

Miners will get a chance to gauge interest in the sector next week at the annual Diggers and Dealers Mining forum in the outback mining town of Kalgoorlie.

Kerry Stevenson

Nearly 50 companies prospecting and mining for everything from gold in Senegal to graphite in Mozambique to iron ore in Australia are due to attend, in line with recent years, say organisers.

“We consider this to be a reasonable result given the explorers have no money,” said John Langford, a forum director.

Commodity markets are also entering the second half on a positive note, with long-suffering metals like nickel, zinc and aluminium showing strong price gains.

But, cautions Australia & New Zealand Bank, any recovery is likely to be far more gradual than in the past, tempered by lower liquidity and a stronger U.S. dollar.

($1 = 1.0774 Australian Dollars) (Editing by Richard Pullin)

If your company is like a lot of others, optimized Wi-Fi isn’t a luxury, it’s a must. I got with the team here and hammered out the three most important factors businesses need to consider when setting up a Wi-Fi network to have a real business impact.

Interference

Interference can come in a lot of forms, and it’s typically the biggest issue with business Wi-Fi. Interference can be physical barriers blocking the signal from access points to devices or any devices/objects that interrupt the communication as it travels from point to point. Now, you might be thinking you know how to solve this: more access points will negate the influence of physical barriers and maybe reduce the load on each access point. Well that’s not exactly true. And by “not exactly,” I mean it’s the opposite of what you should do.

The best way to reduce interference is to reduce the overlap of your access points. The more access points you have, the more each one interferes with the others. Plus, manually managing all those access points is a pain for your IT staff/person. The key here is “fewer, but more effective.” Your equipment should be able to dynamically change channel and power to specifically avoid interference. In layman’s terms, each access point should be smart enough to pass off a device to the next logical channel as the device moves.

Corporate Wireless Network

Capacity

A lot of people in a little space – that puts a big strain on wireless networks. That’s why it’s hard to get a signal sometimes at a sporting event, or when you do get a signal, your phone is working extra hard and your battery is drained by the 4th inning of a baseball game and you can’t post those selfies of you and the mascot on Facebook until you get home (#bummer). Seriously though, while your business likely doesn’t need to accommodate 50,000 smartphones at once, it does need to work with mobile devices that help your company operate at maximum efficiency.

There’s no real “trick to the trade” here; technology is your best ally. Adaptive antenna technology, specifically, addresses the issue of capacity. What does that mean? According to our resident Wi-Fi expert (thank you, Mark Giles), the antenna system forms a relationship with the connecting device that optimizes the signal by maneuvering its beam in the direction of the targeted device. This ensures each device is getting one-on-one treatment from the network.

Corporate Wireless Network

Ease of Use

This one isn’t hard to understand: Your wireless network shouldn’t require a massive staff to operate. In fact, wireless technology has advanced to the point that you shouldn’t need more than a couple of people to keep things up and running. A good network can be controlled through the cloud or onsite from a centralized platform. From there, the IT staff or manager should be able configure the system to run at optimal efficiency. If you’re an SMB with a limited IT staff, you really need to take ease-of-use into account.

The tech talk can be complicated, but the concepts behind effective Wi-Fi networking are really pretty simple. As always, do your research, ask the right questions and never stop looking for that competitive edge.

Activities in Oahu

Posted December 24, 2018 By weird

Known as “The Gathering Place,” the Hawaiian island of Oahu offers plentiful cultural activities, metropolitan excitement and natural scenic beauty. This majestic island features more to see, do and experience than a short vacation will allow. Plan accordingly.

Hike to the Top of Diamond Head Crater

One of Hawaii’s most recognized landmarks, Diamond Head Crater can be explored by foot. In addition to the panoramic view of Oahu’s leeward coast from the rim, Diamond Head also features World War II bunkers visible during a hike up the crater.

Activities in OahuVisit a Royal Palace

Home to the Hawaiian Kingdom’s last monarchs, Iolani Palace, in downtown Honolulu, is the only official state residence of royalty in the United States. The palace is steeped in Hawaiian history. The Hawaiian Kingdom’s last monarch, Queen Liliuokalani, was imprisoned here after the overthrow of the constitutional monarchy in 1893.

Learn About Hawaiian History at the Bishop Museum

This Honolulu museum’s vast collection of 24.7 million items tells the rich story of Hawaii and Polynesia. Among the artifacts are heirlooms of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s royal families. The museum also boast one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world.

Activities in Oahu
Witness the Big-Wave Surfers of the North Shore

Wintertime yields high surf on Oahu’s North Shore, where top professional surfers catch some of the most infamous waves in the world. Spectators gather at Sunset beach, Pipeline and Waimea Bay to watch the action unfold.

My little brother just put me on to the south side Chicago emcee Mick Jenkins. He wanted me to be as juiced about Mick as he was, so he led off by texting me a Boy Meets World reference. “It’s been tragic/ Ever since Boy Meets World, it’s Ben (been) Savage/ But the goal was never really to beef, it’s been cabbage.” Sending me a BMW reference to whet my palate is like sending Ricky Henderson to the plate to lead off the game. My interest was piqued. I still didn’t know just how special Mick Jenkins was though until I cued up his new video for “Jazz.”

MICK JENKINS FIGHTS THE DROUGHT WITH “THE WATER[S]“The theme of the video is a water shortage and folks are selling water in Chicago like it’s heroine. Except that not just fiends are pining for it–everyone is as though it’s the elixir of life. I mean, I suppose it is. It’s a tad hyperbolic, but is a vivid representation of Jenkins’s belief that “Water is the most important natural component we have today.” He goes on to say, “It makes up our world, our bodies. It has the ability to destroy and create.”

With that much power, how valuable does water become in a drought? We here in Cali are enduring this plight right now. Our commitment to mitigating the present drought is half-assed because in the back of our minds we can’t really fathom a world in which we don’t have one of its most basic resources. There are radio PSAs about taking “power showers” and not watering our lawns, but imagine if we had to each live on only a few gallons of water per day. I’m talking to drink, cook with, bathe in, wash dishes and clothes with, etc. It’s a plight faced by many third world nations, but isn’t real to us. But imagine if the rains don’t come, the reservoirs dry up, LA’s swimming pools become skate parks, and you don’t have running water in your house. How would that change things? Would you not be another knock searching for a sip?

“We need water, our world needs water, our bodies need water, it’s probably the most essential element to life… I chose water specifically because I feel like it can metaphorically be taken into a lot of directions.” No matter which track you listen to, you’ll hear him riffing off water, while also exploring the plight of America’s black community, the music industry, and life in the Chi over chill instrumentals. Sometimes, he has a laid back KRIT vibe to him and sometimes he revs up, but he consistently bodies verses and challenges listeners not to fall for the okey doke.

On “Martyrs” he shares the results of a community coping with racism, violence, and trauma. The result? A tongue-in-cheek chorus that mirrors the self-hatred that bleeds through so much hip-hop these days. I hate to invoke radio rap as a comparison, because we all know what a low bar that is, but it’s hard not to listen to Mick Jenkins and imagine how much better off we would be if the airwaves were flooded with this brand of wisdom, rather than a steady diet of hyper-capitalist misogyny. I realize that such a statement officially makes me a hating-ass old head with a vintage Jansport, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.MICK JENKINS FIGHTS THE DROUGHT WITH “THE WATER[S]“

“We’ve been ready to take off for like 400 years now / But we’re blinded through our ears now.”

Also, be sure to check out some highlights from first mixtape Trees and Truths below.

Here is an introduction to Mick. Tell me he doesn’t look like Basquiat and sound a tad like 3 Stacks in his video for “Chicago.”

On “Value Village” Jenkins implores listeners without the means, like himself, to reject brand name dependency with his refrain, “Don’t listen, save money” and “Fuck the mall.” Mind you that this thrift store anthem was recorded and released before Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rode the concept to stardom. #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmm

Plenty more dope music from Mick can be found on Youtube. Seek him out, spread the word, and save water!

Fun Things to Do for Couples in Hawaii

Posted December 22, 2018 By weird

Given the scenery, Hawaii is all but built for romance. So, it stands to reason couples will find countless ways (and an endless array of places) to pass the time—whether they’re planning a honeymoon, anniversary getaway or straight-up rendezvous.

Attend a Luau

Each night beginning at 4:15 p.m. on the terrace on Ka’anapali beach, the Hyatt Regency Maui resort & Spa features a nightly “Drums of the Pacific” performance, torch lighting ceremony and luau. An authentic imu ceremony reveals the main dish to be served: Kalua pua’a. Everyone gets to wear a shell lei. The all-you-can-eat buffet features everything from lomi lomi salmon to ulupalakua beef, taro and a dessert bar with pineapple cake and bread pudding.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
200 Nohea Kai Dr.
Lahaina, Hawaii
(808) 661-1234

Fun Things to Do for Couples in Hawaii

Take a Hike

Enjoy a 2 1/2-hour, 1.4-mile hike up to the summit of Oahu’s 760-foot Diamond Head Crater, which is known for its panoramic views of Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, guides reveal interesting tidbits about local history, plant and animal life, and geology. Tours are offered at 6 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and hotel pickup can be arranged.

Oahu Nature Tours
1549 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
(808) 924-2473

Fun Things to Do for Couples in Hawaii

Swim With Dolphins

Get up close and personal with Hawaii’s dolphins, penguins and sea turtles at Sea Life Park Hawaii. Those who opt to book the “Royal Dolphin Swim” take a dorsal fin ride. There’s the option to enjoy a simple shallow-water “fin shake,” too. Alternatively, you can get to know the park’s sea lions. A trainer will teach you how to give commands and allow you to hop in the water with the affectionate creatures. Reservations also can be made to hang out with stingrays, learn about their anatomy, feed them and touch their strangely slippery skin.

Sea Life Park
41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy #7
Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795
(866) 393-5158

Fun Things to Do for Couples in Hawaii

Take a Submarine Ride

Journey to the depths of the sea to view tropical fish, coral reefs and sunken airplanes, and ships 100 feet below the water’s surface. Offered aboard a 48-seat or 64-seat submarine–the larger of the two features a especially roomy viewing area.

Atlantis Submarine Tour
Honu Hawaii Activities
(888) 808-4668

California Wedding Destinations

Posted December 20, 2018 By weird

Growing in popularity, destination weddings offer couples the chance to celebrate with friends and family while allowing the bride and groom to escape the hassles of planning a traditional wedding. Consider California when choosing a location for a destination wedding: California provides a variety of landscapes and year-round destinations.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

According to the Lake Tahoe Wedding & Honeymoon Association, Kodak called Lake Tahoe one of the most photographed places on the planet. Imagine a wedding ceremony by the cobalt-blue waters surrounded by the Sierra Mountains. Offering over 300 days of sunshine year-round, Lake Tahoe provides breathtaking wedding locations in both the summer and winter. Consider The Wedding Chapel at Harveys or Chapel of the Bells for a more traditional ceremony. Capture the beauty of Lake Tahoe with an outdoor ceremony at Emerald Bay aboard a boat or on Regan beach West.

The Wedding Chapel at Harveys
P.O. Box 128
Stateline, NV 89449
Phone: 800-553-1022
Web site: www.harveystahoeweddings.com

Chapel of the Bells
2700 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: 800-247-4333
Web site: www.tahoechapelofthebells.com

Catalina IslandCatalina Island

Get swept away to another country without leaving the United States. Located about 22 miles off the southwest coast of California, Catalina offers a Mediterranean-style setting. Access the island via the Catalina Express, which leaves from the Long Beach port several times daily (purchase tickets in advance, as they often sell out for the hourlong boat ride). Choose from beach-side settings, ballrooms, secluded coves or banquet rooms in restaurants. Check the Catalina Chamber of Commerce Web site for wedding planners, wedding packages and other services.

California Wine Country

Plan your nuptials in California wine country. While Napa and Sonoma may come immediately to mind, consider other destinations such as Monterey, Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. Planning ahead for a destination wedding at a winery or vineyard is essential because they do book up quickly, especially during the summer and harvest. Serving the products from the winery at your destination wedding are a given, but inquire about catering services and other beverages. Wineries and vineyards provide not only picture-perfect scenes but the convenience of the same location for both the ceremony and reception.

The Big Opportunity Marketers Are Missing Right Now

Posted December 19, 2018 By weird

Online Social Gaming, which boasts an average of 250 million users each month, is a heretofore undervalued and under appreciated medium despite its gaudy audience numbers.

This is an open letter to all marketers…

Dear Mr., Mrs., Miss & Ms. Marketer:

The Big Opportunity Marketers Are Missing Right NowWhat if I told you I know where you can get your product, service or ware in front of 250 million potential customers and it doesn’t involve creating a TV spot or print ad or billboard or any physical collateral?

What if I also told you that 59% of the 250 million who are considered “adult” are women? The same women who…

Are involved in almost 75% of all electronics purchases

  • Make 74% of NBA and NFL purchases
  • Make up more than 50% of the automotive market, spending an estimated $80 billion a year on new-car sales
  • Make up 85% of ALL brand purchases in the US

Without even knowing what context I am referencing these numbers in, I’m guessing I would have your undivided attention, right?

Well, apparently not… at least not those who took part in a recent Forrester report which revealed 84% have no plans to use online social games in their U.S. marketing strategies in the next year.

The Big Opportunity Marketers Are Missing Right Now

Did I mention the 250 million potential customers?

Furthermore, the Forrester report shows only 19% believe games will become more effecting marketing vehicles in the next three years.

What in the name of Farmville is going on here?

I had to laugh when I read one particular line from the article about this report on MediaPost.com:

“Forrester views this as a missed opportunity…”

Now, I don’t know if this is the author of the article speaking or if Forrester really did use the phrase in its report, doesn’t matter. After reading the line, I felt like screaming aloud “NO KIDDING!!!!”

Not taking advantage of an audience of 250 million is a missed opportunity? You don’t say.

The Big Opportunity Marketers Are Missing Right Now

Not all is lost however as some companies such as McDonald’s and Farmer’s Insurance, have in fact seen the online social gaming light and have advertised on Farmville but they appear to be in the minority.

My advice to all marketers is simple and comes down to the four-letter word every marketer learns on their first day of marketing class: Test.

Making the assumption you know who your target customer is, AKA their demo, overlay those figures onto the online social gaming space and find a game that best matches up and test, test and test!

And as for metrics… developers and third parties are already doing that, tracking such metrics as fans, click-throughs, time spent, site visits and purchase intent.

So don’t just sit there marketers of the world… get your game on, your online social game that is.

Thank you for your time.

Inexpensive Wedding Honeymoon Destinations

Posted December 18, 2018 By weird

Honeymoons are often thought of as lavish and luxurious vacations where newlyweds can relax and enjoy their time together. Luxurious and relaxing does not have to be expensive. Newlyweds can save some much-needed cash by picking a less expensive honeymoon location that they can enjoy just as much as basking in the luxury of the south of France. cruises, Mexican vacations and winter destination honeymoons can all be great honeymoons without sending the newlywed couple into debt.

Mexico

Mexico’s weak currency and reliance on tourism often means blowout deals on travel. West Coast couples also have the opportunity to drive into Mexico, which saves on airfare. If you must fly, book your flight 30 days in advance for the best deal, and shop around for an all-inclusive resort. All-inclusive resorts often offer room upgrades and other specials for honeymoon couples, and the romantic setting on the beach is deal for honeymooners.

Mexico

Cruising

Cruises can be an inexpensive and luxurious way to spend a honeymoon. Because most cruises are all-inclusive, you will spend less than you would if you flew to a location and booked a hotel. Cruising to the Caribbean from the Eastern Seaboard can be particularly inexpensive, running around $600 to $1,500 for two people, depending on the length of the cruise, ports of call and departure port. Excursions and planned trips off the boat will cost extra, but the lower cost of cruising can help to offset additional costs. Book a cruise three to six months in advance for the best rates.

Mexico

Winter Destinations

If you life nearby a winter hot spot, book a room in advance and honeymoon on the slopes. If you book a peak-period trip during off-peak months, you will get a better deal. Many skiing and snowboarding locales offer honeymoon specials. Since there are plenty of mountains to choose from in the U.S., stick to one that is closer to home. For example, head down to the Poconos in Pennsylvania if you are in the Tri-State area. Driving to your location will cost less than if you flew somewhere, and you can spend as little as three days on a honeymoon to keep costs low without feeling bad about wasting airfare on a short trip. To save more money, look for a resort or hotel that offers deals on ski instruction or lift-ticket discounts.

Mexico