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Hair styling and cutting is a need today. You have to stay groomed all the time. The ones who have really small hair often face a problem with hair cutting using the help of a scissor or so. Hence, a specialized implement has been made to cut such hair and is called as hair clipper. It works on the exact same principle on which the scissors work but is still very different from both scissors and razors too. Hair clippers provide heavy duty work and are much more easy to use. It works mechanically and runs on batteries which are needed to be charged on a regular interval of time before its use on the hair.
It is slightly different than hair trimmers. There are many good or we can say, the best cordless hair trimmer available in the market but people usually prefer hair clippers over it. Before choosing one, you should first consider learning about the motor whether it is rotary, magnetic or pivot, the blades which need to be strong and sharp for an effective trim, the accessories which are provided with it such as blade guards, whether it comes with a cord or is cordless, and how you are planning to apply it to use.
How to use hair clippers
Step 1: Choose the right blade for your desired hair cut. The smaller blades in length are used for a shorter cut while as we increase the length of the blades, the longer the cut gets. This says that the length of the blade determines the amount of hair to be cut.
Step 2: Prep your hair with a soothing hair washes with shampoo which will help to lose any kinds of knots in the hair. There is no worry about what hair the clipper should be used. It can be used on both dry and wet hair.
Step 3: Cover your shoulders and expose the only area on which you are going to work on. Normally, the fabric doesn’t let the hair stick to your body or clothes as it covers you. The hair just falls on the floor.
Step 4: Insert the blade on the clipper and switch it on.
Step 5: Move the powered on the clipper against the growth of your hair. Scoop the hair when you are reaching the end of the chosen length of the hair which is being buzzed. Also, it is best to blend two blade guards in between different buzzing lengths. And finally clean up the edges around the ears, back and forehead.
Caring for hair clippers is a must. Make sure to wash and clean up the blades after every use. Charge the machine for enough time before the use. You can try on many different styles of haircuts using one hair clipper only. Only the use of different blades should be kept in mind and used accordingly for the desired hairstyle. There is clearly no hassle while using it. You just have to be calm and clear about your cut.
Almost every person wants to have a business website for getting more traffic from the people. The traffic of people is beneficial for business improvement. If you want to have business benefits at that time, it is good to choose online services or internet services. The internet services are used for websites that give worldwide benefits. You can connect with your clients directly with the help of the website. The individuals are making websites for giving the services to the people, and they need to choose mobile applications also that can enhance the web page speed.
With the high speed of the web page loading, you can get more benefits for the services and business. A person should choose professional web design services for getting advantages.
- Know about responsive web design
There are many people those are taking the services of the web development for getting the benefits in the business. The mobile devices are common these days, and many of the internet users are using the mobile phone for connecting with the services. In the mobile phone you there is a problem with the websites. The individuals are getting issues with the mobile because of computer websites. There is a higher pressure with web development, and you need to adjust for the mobile browsing also.
The individuals need to adjust according to the mobile platforms also for giving the speed facilities with their web page. You can give the services according to the trend and choose the professional web design services for the improvement in the website and take the mobile benefits for giving the content.
- Look of responsive website
The technology has provided various benefits with the devices and gadgets. There are different kinds of mobile phone and computers that are giving the size options. The individuals are buying mobile phone and computers in different sizes, and they use the internet also. A business person should cover the complete market with more traffic. Now, if you want to get more traffic of the individuals at that time, it is important to look for a responsive website. With the help of a responsive website you can have many benefits including the mobile applications and website options.
With the help of mobile applications, you can give more opportunities and services to the people. To better customer support, you need to choose the professional web design services.
- Advantages of responsive websites
There are many companies for making websites and web designs. You can hire a company for giving benefits to your business, and there are many benefits with responsive websites. The benefits are important to know and given below.
- Save efforts
- Get updated version
- Have good content
- Mobile applications
- Simple projects
Finally, you have understood the benefits of the responsive website. Now, for the responsive website and mobile application you can choose professional web design services and get business benefits by providing the quality to your customers. So, business persons can take help of the websites without any problems.
Not too long ago, Lynn Romero had the chance to work as an administrative intern at Raton High School.
Now Romero will serve as the superintendent in her own town of Maxwell.
Romero was named the new Maxwell School superintendent after a special meeting of the school board Thursday.
“She was the best-qualified candidate we had,” said Maxwell school board President Dustin Long. He added the board “took some time” considering other candidates. In addition, he said two candidates turned down the position when it was offered.
But Long said the board is happy to have Romero leading the district. “We’re certain she’s going to do a great job for us,” he said.
Romero has worked for the Raton school district the past three years, including her stint as an administrative intern in 2011-2012. That internship was made possible through the Land of Enchantment Teacher Partnership grant.
During her time in Raton, she served on the common core curriculum implementation team and has learned about the implementing of the new state-mandated teacher evaluation criteria. She is currently a history teacher at Raton Middle School.
Hence, Romero expects to be well prepared for the Maxwell superintendent position. She said she looks forward to continuing her involvement in those areas, “ particularly, in Maxwell, my home district, and continuing the good work they are already doing there.”
Romero admitted it will be tough to follow Chuck Harrison, who is retiring from the Maxwell position. Romero will start duties July 1 at an annual salary of $75,000.
“Dr. Harrison has left really big shoes to fill,” she said. “It’s a great group of teachers, a wonderful school and I am very honored to serve that population.”
Before coming to Raton schools, Romero taught for three years at Foothill High School in Albuquerque, an institution that is overseen by the state Children Youth and Families Department. She also worked for five years at the former New Mexico Boys’ School. Romero has lived in Colfax County since 1981 and in Maxwell since 1999.
She said the board “wants to keep Maxwell schools moving forward” as it transitions to the common core curriculum and implements the new teacher evaluations.
Southern Copper Corp said on Wednesday that it still hopes to buy a share in Anglo American’s $3.3 billion Quellaveco projects in Peru and that talks must now take place at the highest level.
Negotiations on a potential sale of part of Anglo American’s 81.9 percent ownership in Quellaveco fell apart in the past year because each company wanted a controlling stake, said Southern Copper’s Chief Executive Officer Oscar Gonzalez.
But talks restarted two months ago and Southern Copper is now offering to hold an equal share if it can operate Quellaveco, Gonzalez said.
Southern Copper already runs two mines and a refinery near Quellaveco in southern Peru.
“The proposal will be that each of us controls equal parts and that we (Southern Copper) operate the project because we’ve been in the area for 50 years or more,” Gonzalez told reporters on the sidelines of a mining conference in Lima.
Gonzalez said that he has spoken with Anglo American officials in London and Lima and that a deal will now have to be worked out between the president of Southern Copper’s parent company, Grupo Mexico, and Anglo American’s top executive.
Southern Copper and Anglo American are two of the world’s leading copper producers.
Mitsubishi Corp owns 18.1 percent of Quellaveco.
A lack of financing has held up Quellaveco, which is expected to produce 225,000 tonnes of copper per year.
Anglo American has already secured a key environmental permit and an agreement with local communities for the project.
“It’s the best option for them, for us and for the country, because Quellaveco has been without development for years,” said Gonzalez.
Anglo American’s country manager in Peru did not return phone calls seeking comment after regular working hours.
Anglo American told Reuters in April that it was considering exiting its 220,000-tonne per year Michiquillay project in Peru because of capital constraints.
Gonzalez said Michiquillay is also on the negotiating table, but he added that Southern Copper knows less about the project, which is in northern Peru.
The Peruvian government recently issued a key environmental permit for Southern Copper’s proposed $1.4 billion Tia Maria mine.
Gonzalez said Tia Maria will likely start production at the end of 2016. Construction on the 120,000-tonnes-per-year mine is scheduled to start at the end of this year.
Southern Copper will likely produce 830,000 tonnes of copper next year – 30,000 tonnes more than a May estimate – after producing around 672,000 tonnes this year, Gonzalez said.
Peru is the world’s third-biggest copper producer.
The Andean country’s output of the red metal is expected to rise 9 percent this year to around 1.5 million tonnes, according to the government.
A recent post touched on some findings from a survey done by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and Lithium, a social media tech firm which highlighted a major disconnect between consumers and CMOs when it comes to the expectations a consumer has for engaging with a brand via social media.
Today comes to another finding from that same survey that is quite frankly, chock full of very insightful nuggets of info.
This particular finding speaks directly to the power of suggestion and the power of peer pressure in many ways for it shows just how truly powerful a brand ambassador can be and how much influence these folks can carry with their friends.
This is a line right from the survey findings that is perfectly stated… “The more consumers engage in social media, the more they inspire each other to engage with new and different brands.”
Making one minor tweak to that line so it reads: “The more consumers engage in social media – and brands engage them, the more they inspire each other to engage with new and different brands.”
Those first two numbers alone should jump off the screen screaming to all marketers “We need more brand ambassadors!” The power of the people is clear, present and yes there is an element of danger for any brands that do not engage their fans, their customers, etc., are very much in danger of losing their loyalty to those brands who do engage them.
Now as to how to turn your fans into brand ambassadors and in turn start wielding that power they hold over their fellow consumers, there’s a fantastic article written by Todd Wasserman of Mashable appropriately titled How To Turn Fans Into Brand Ambassadors which I highly recommend. In his, article Todd provides five distinct ways to do this including offering the exclusive offers that are not available to “general public.”
But Wait, There’s More…
There are two other very telling statistics from the chart above: the last two.
“Marketers should be monitoring the 42 percent of consumers who use social media to share negative experiences with brands and products, as they are likely influencing the 32 percent who decide not to buy a product based on that negative feedback.”
That’s also directly from the findings and it is 100% spot on. While the percentages are not nearly as high as others they are significant nonetheless and brand marketers and product managers and any marketer with his or her hand in the social media pie for their particular company need to pay close attention to these negative reviews.
Back in August of this year was a post Why Marketers Need To Pay Attention To Online Reviews and the opening line to it said it all… “A new study shows that 80% of online customers change their mind about making a purchase after reading negative online reviews.”
In that same post there’s also a reference to the fact that the 80% figure was actually up over the year before where only 67% of respondents indicated negative reviews directly impacted their decision to buy or not and also highlighted is the fact that not surprisingly, 87% of consumers said a favorable review has confirmed their decision to go through with a purchase.
Who do you think is leaving those favorable reviews? Yes, your brand ambassadors! Or at the very least a good portion of them.
But as far as negative reviews go, fear not for in that same aforementioned post there are examples of why a negative review can actually be a good thing. And negative reviews can indeed be a good thing if handled properly.
Ok, brand marketers and product managers and CMOs and marketers of all ages…
What are you doing to get brand ambassadors?
How are you engaging them?
How are you rewarding them?
And how do you deal with a negative review?
Spot gold price continued to track losses after Wednesday’s FOMC statement and positive GDP data out of the US on Thursday. The recent more optimistic outlook for the US economy is driving dollar strength and putting pressure on the precious metals as investors put up better risk appetite and stay away from the traditional safe-haven commodity.
On Thursday, data showed US GDP grew at a 3.5-percent pace in the third quarter, beating the 3.1-percent forecast and in line with recent optimistic assessment of the US economy by the Federal Reserve.
On Wednesday, The Fed announced the end of its monthly bond buying program and said that if “incoming information indicates faster progress toward the Committee’s employment and inflation objectives than the Committee now expects, then increases in the target range for the federal funds rate are likely to occur sooner than currently anticipated”.
“Consequently, the acknowledgement by the FOMC that inflation is likely to remain low in the near term, paired with a stronger USD after the FOMC statement, pressured gold…While the backdrop appears negative for gold, a break below $1,200 per ounce would likely stimulate physical demand, most notably from the emerging markets, we believe. Modest physical buying was already evident during the recent slide,” said HSBC Securities analyst James Steel.
Gold price traded today below the key $1,200 psychological level at the current $1,198.4. It slid one percent on Thursday to end the day at $1,200. The current price is the lowest in a month where the metal last hit a low of $1,183.20 on October 6.
Silver joined in sliding wagon, free-falling to hit below $17 per ounce on Thursday. The metal slumped more than three percent to end Thursday at $16.51 while current trade see prices at $16.36 per ounce.
As with gold, the price slide had prompt attention from physical buyers who are taking to the industrial metal as a cheaper exposure to gold – GoldMoney’s Dealing Manager, Kelly-Ann Kearsey said the online bullion dealers’ customers were more upbeat about the industrial metal, “Whilst we’ve see net gold selling among our customers, we have concurrently seen net buying of silver. It’s not been everyone’s preference as on the main markets it’s lost fairly heavily, but it’s certainly caught the attention of some of our customers and kept silver’s trading with us in the positive.”
The PGMs have fallen in tandem with gold as well, with platinum dropping a percent on Thursday to end at $1,245 and current prices are now sitting at $1,239 per ounce. Palladium is lower as well, last trading at $777, a drop of $8 from yesterday’s $785.
Colorado’s Royal Gold (RGLD) decided to get in early with a US$175 million gold stream transaction on Euromax Resources’ (TSX-V: EOX) Ilovitza greenfield project, which, if all goes according to plan, will become Macedonia’s first modern gold mine.
In an interview with Mineweb Tuesday, Royal Gold Vice President of Operations William Zisch—who has worked on various international assignments developing mines for Newmont Mining and has been involved in due diligence for numerous projects in Royal Gold’s portfolio since 2009—noted that getting in early on a project gives Royal Gold the opportunity for more involvement in project development.
“Similar to many of Royal Gold’s principal properties, Ilovitza is a polymetallic [porphyry, copper and gold] deposit with attractive economics, a proven management team and strong local support,” said a Royal Gold News release issued Tuesday.
Ilovitza is located three kilometers east of the village of Ilovitza in the southeast of Macedonia, only 15 kilometers from the country’s border with Bulgaria.
The open pit project’s good infrastructure—which includes close proximity to a paved road to haul concentrate to the Petrich rail loading department and rail transportation directly to the Pirdop smelter in Bulgaria—met one of the criteria Royal Gold seeks in an investment, said Zisch. Access to power is also located close by.
“A good, solid resource base”, which thus far contains measured and indicated resources of 2.45 million ounces of gold and 905 million pounds of copper, was another important criteria for Royal Gold, Zisch noted, although a pre-feasibility study (PFS) for the project was only filed in July.
The PFS calls for average annual production of 95,000 gold ounces and 16,000 metric tons of copper at all-in costs of $334 per ounce over a 23-year mine life. Initial project capex is estimated at US$501 million.
Once in production, Euromax will deliver 25% of any gold produced from Ilovitza until 525,000 ounces have been delivered, when the percentage will be reduced to 12.5%. RGLD will pay 25% of spot price per ounce upon delivery.
Zisch also expressed confidence in Euromax’s “proven leadership team”, which includes four former top executives at European Goldfields, which was acquired by Eldorado Gold in 2012.
Meanwhile, Euromax has begun to recruit a team of Community Liaison Officers to expedite the stakeholder engagement and community liaison programs for the project. “The intention is for local people to have free access to the community office and communities team,” said Euromax. “This team will form the basis for the Community Relations group required during construction, operation and closure.”
In its presentations, Euromax claims the project enjoys “unprecedented local, national and international support,” which also appealed to Royal Gold, said Zisch. The project is “fully endorsed by [Macedonia’s] Prime Minister Gruevski and President Ivanov,” according to Euromax.
Ilovitza is the first greenfield development in the Balkans region of Europe in more than two decades. Macedonia is ranked 25th for doing business in the 2014 World Bank statistics. The Macedonian government is endorsing mining projects and “upgrading mining law to EU and consistency.”
Euromax said the country also offers “a straightforward and enlightened permitting process,” which has already allowed Euromax to have an “advanced project with permitting significantly progressed.”
Zisch said Royal Gold was also attracted to the geographic diversification of the project.
Royal Gold was especially enthusiastic about the staged gold stream transaction, which will be done in three tranches. “We like our ability to stage our investment”, Zisch explained, which permits Royal Gold to have certain conditions met during the progressive stages of the projects.
An initial tranche of $7.5 million will be due within 90 days from the signing of the streaming agreement with a second tranche of $7.5 million due on the first anniversary of the signing date. A third tranche of $160 million will be used toward the capital cost of the project.
The first two tranches will be used to further project development, project permitting, and the completion of a definitive feasibility study and basic front end engineering study (FEED) planned for 2016.
If all goes according to plan, Ilovitza will commence production in 2018.
In a news release, Royal Gold CEO Tony Jensen said, “The Ilovitza represents a well-structured low-cost option on a long-life asset … Royal Gold is proud to assist in securing the financing necessary to significantly advance development and construction of this property.”
In a presentation to the Denver Gold Forum last September, Jenson said he much prefers growing the company asset by asset. Royal Gold is one of three players—including Silver Wheaton and Franco Nevada—which dominate the $25 billion royalty/streaming portion of the mining sector, which many junior and mid-tier mining companies are depending upon for capital in a tough financing environment.
Euromax Resources’ top management, who are based in London, did not respond to Mineweb’s request for comment Tuesday morning. In an announcement published Tuesday, Euromax CFO Varshan Gokool observed “the stream represents only 14% of our gold equivalent production and will satisfy 31% of our expected construction capital expenditure and further improve the Project IRR [investment rate of return].”
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome Royal Gold as long-term partners at Ilovitza. We believe their commitment, which follows extensive technical, environmental and legal due diligence is a strong endorsement of the Ilovitza Project,” Sharpe said in the news release.
However, not everyone is thrilled with deal. Analyst Adam P. Graf of Cowen & Company said he is taking “a neutral position on the transaction, as a reasonable amount of development risk remains. The project has yet to undergo a Feasibility Study, then the construction.”
“The acquisition of the Euromax stream increases RGLD’s exposure to development projects,” said Graft in analysis published Tuesday. “Currently, the company’s portfolio is made up of ~72% producing assets and ~28% pre-production. Approximately 80% of our RGLD NAV is attributable to gold-based structures.”
Mosques, mosaics, carpets, rugs, warfare, cricket and Islam. These are just a few words that describe Pakistan. And indeed, the country has a lot to offer. It’s one of the oldest civilizations; its mountains have a third of the highest peaks in the world; they’re the best carpet or rug manufacturers; the best military air pilots are Pakistani; and none the less, they have one of the most competitive cricket teams.
But most of all, they have one of the most polite and respectful populations. Pakistanis are welcoming and friendly. They are very diplomatic and will sugarcoat their words, use euphemisms or be very ambiguous when they deliver bad news. Pakistanis love to talk and half of the conversations at the workplace consist of small talk. They serve tea at any place, as it’s a sign of hospitality. It doesn’t mean you’re supposed to drop formalities. A friendly Pakistani doesn’t necessarily mean a friend. They love jokes, but generally dislike sarcasm or offensive humor, so keep it simple and lighthearted.
Quite strangely, smoking is widely accepted, but drinking is not. Pay attention to religious celebrations and don’t disturb anybody during those days. Don’t comment on religion, petroleum or international conflicts. Eat as much as you can when you’re invited for dinner. Not only you’re showing your appreciation, but it’s also a bad sign when you cook large amounts of food and it goes to waste. Also, if you step over a child’s feet or any other part of its body, that kid won’t grow anymore. If you stay on the porch or near your house’s door during the evening, it invites bad spirits inside.
If you’re going strictly to visit, Karachi is a large sea port and famous for its textiles. The same goes with Lahore, known for its production of carpets, but also for being a city with a long history. The Pharwala Fort, Saidpur or the Lok Virsa Museum are popular tourist attractions in Islamabad. Mosques are a must-see at the end of Ramadan. Weddings are also rich in traditions.
Buying a tent is an investment because a good tent will last for years. Here are some top brands.
Coleman is one of the leading manufacturers of camping supplies and gear including tents, camping stove, tables, chairs and utensils. The company offers a variety of tents. Coleman has tents that sleep 10 people and tents that sleep only two people. The dome style is one of Coleman’s popular options.
Ozark Trail tents are of good quality and are relatively inexpensive. The tents hold up well in rain. The tents can last for several years even with constant use.
Eureka is best known for providing quality large tents. In the 1970s and 1980s the company was popular with schools, children’s clubs and other organizations. Some tents from that era are still in use. Since then the company has begun offering smaller camping tents for single families and providing tents for the U.S. military. Many of their tents fall into the mid-range of pricing. The company also has more affordable options for smaller groups.
North Pole USA
North Pole USA manufactures tents under its own brand name and for store brands, as well. Northwest Territory tents, which are available at Wal-Mart are made by North Pole USA. Great-land tents, sold at Target and Field & Stream tents sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods also are manufactured by North Pole USA.
I read a story earlier today about Brian Williams, the NBC anchor who is now on a 6 month suspension and, most likely, will never return from it. Apparently, the brass at NBC is concerned Williams was tarnishing the new division.
What about MSNBC?
Every day people like Al Sharpton go onto the airwaves under the MSNBC banner and make themselves – and their owners – look like morons. Rachel Maddow. Chris Matthews. And endless stream of idiots.
MSNBC is a disgrace and with all of the time and attention spent on Brian Williams the elephant in the room is conveniently ignored.
I simply can’t understand why the idiots at NBC would not want out, immediately, of their relationship with that news channel. Their ratings are in the crapper, their hosts are delusional, and they have screaming mad Liberal bias.
Regardless whether Williams is fired or returns, NBC is done being a trusted name. The only difference between what happened at NBC versus what is happening at MSNBC is one is being held accountable while the other is not.