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The Benefits Of Safety Reflective Clothing

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When you live your life doing the same thing every day, waking up at 5 in the morning, going to work, go home before dinner, you would definitely develop a feeling of safety no matter what kind of work you are involved in. However, danger does not choose and it comes whenever it wants to. For office-based workers, the shelter of the office provides less danger and hazards for workers to be worried about. However, not all people work inside the office. There are countless of people who go to work every day, exposing themselves to potential harm. People such as cops, traffic enforcers, construction and factory workers and more all work at dangerous environments.

Luckily, laws and regulations were put in place to protect employees from harm. But know that to be truly safe, one would have to make the effort himself. There are numerous ways that a person can use to increase his safety. Wearing safety reflective clothing is one of them.

There are cases in which safety reflective clothing, or high visibility clothing in general, is required by the law for some occupations. Construction workers and factory workers, for example, are required to wear high visibility clothing. Now, the question is why is visibility so important? Here’s why.

When you are visible to other people, the likelihood for accidents is greatly lessened. Why? Say for example you are running on the road. There is always the potential of a reckless driver not noticing you which could cause you serious harm if circumstances prove unfortunate. However, if you are visible, the driver would be able to see you and thus would try his best to avoid hitting you as much as possible.

In the case you work in a place where it is required to wear such clothing, you would be able to avoid getting a penalty if you follow their clothing requirements. Construction can be quite a dangerous work but visibility allows people to become safe.

For runners, cyclists and other sports enthusiasts, reflective cycling jackets can both prove useful day and night. This is because during the day, the fluorescent material in the jacket makes it appear brighter and striking to the eyes while in the evening, it is able to reflect back the light back to its source.

 

Here’s How You Can Get Your Child To Stay In Bed

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You’ve done all the nightly rituals with your kid. You’ve tucked him in, read the book with him, and kissed him good night. Now, the only thing left for you to do is to get yourself to your own bed and sleep. However, there may be a problem with that, especially when your child is not that all used to sleeping alone. You may have tucked him in and he may have slept at first but if he isn’t used to by himself, he would come creeping into your room and come up with excuses. As a parent, it would be difficult to say no. Who could ever turn down the chance to sleep beside their child? But if you plan on teaching your child a little lesson about independence and growth, you would need to do something about this teensy little problem.

Since rejecting your child would be a bad move, there are still other things you can do to get him to stay in his own bed.

  1. Make his/her room more inviting. How can you do this? Simple! All you need to do is to decorate the room to however he wants. Use decors that are fit for your child’s age. You can also become adventurous when you let your kid pick a theme, such as a color he likes or a cartoon he loves to watch.
  2. Consider the bed. There are parents who move their children to larger twin single beds once they had graduated from the crib. However, kids beds may be more appropriate if you want to take things slow. Remember, the size of the bed may overwhelm your child so it would be better to choose something that can fit his size and age.
  3. Require your child to go to the bathroom before bed. This is important so that he doesn’t get up in the middle of the night just to pee.
  4. Don’t lie down with your child. Or if you do, make sure that this is just only for a brief time.
  5. Make your child understand that he has to sleep in his own room. Always remind him that he has his own room now and that there are privileges to having one.
  6. Say no and take him back. Do not be taken over by his crying or pleading. If you do, then your child wins. If you receive a nightly visitor, take him back immediately to his room without discussion.

Here’s Why You Should Join A Hotel Loyalty Program

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Tel Aviv – Do you travel around frequently? If so, how is it?If you would do the math, that would be a lot of money coming out of your pockets and if you are not the CEO of a large company then that could prove a problem for you.

Usually, the first thing that people worry about when travelling is the budget for their airfares, but think about it, when you are going to stay at a certain place for a while, for a week for example, then you should also be worrying about the cost for accommodations. There will be some cases where your accommodations will be beyond the cost of your flight. Most of the time, however, people tend to choose frequent flyer programs over hotel loyalty programs.

Here are a few reasons why you should choose the latter over the former.

  1. Discounts & Free Accommodations. Joining a loyalty program will mean that you would also get to benefit from an assortment of discounts that a hotel is offering. You could even get discounts on the room rates, the food and other services that you wish to avail of. If you earn enough points, you might also be able to get free accommodation.
  2. Exclusive Rates. One of the perks of a loyalty program is that you would get to enjoy rates that are exclusive only to members. Prices would be much lower as well as the rates.
  3. Free Access to Facilities. There would be instances when members are also given free access to all the facilities that the hotel has which may either be a spa, a sports facility, a pool, or all of them.
  4. Priority Waitlist. Being a member means you will also be prioritized by the hotel. You would not have to wait in queue or go downstairs. Just give the hotel services a call and they’ll come to you.
  5. Other Benefits. A membership also allows you to get the best rooms, free Wi-Fi, express check in and a whole lot of other benefits.

Note that these are only some of the benefits that hotel loyalty programs offer. Each loyalty program has its own perks. If you plan on frequenting your visits to a Tel Aviv hotel or any other place, then you might as well join a loyalty program to enjoy their benefits.

Homebuilder Pushing For Energy Efficient Homes

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There are not many trustworthy home builder but the best ones are those that can give you a house that does not only look good but is also an energy saver. If you are in Minnesota and looking for a residential property for sale that is energy efficient then you are in luck. Ray Pruban, a homebuilder known for his love of building green-homes, is selling his personal residence. The place is located in a neighborhood in St. Paul’s Highwood.

The exact location of the house is close to the Mississippi River and is very secluded. The property is composed of five bedrooms with four bathrooms. It is unique and unlike most of the residential homes for sale because it was built using a concept of zero energy. The house was constructed using smart design technology and the systems used are those of renewable energy.

It was presented last September 2013 during the Parade of Homes. Many of the media people have caught on the house’s unique features which gave rise to the popularity of Amaris Custom Homes. The homes was built to perform high performance and to adapt an eco-friendly system. The homebuilder’s goal is to show to people that a green home is possible and it should not cost too much and should not compromise its aesthetic as well.

Pruban has been residing in the model house for two years and is now selling the property for a price of $699,900. Buyer of the house will be given a guarantee of zero fees when it comes to energy bills. This move was decided after Pruban’s company decided to make more of the same homes and expand their reach into the market on the east metro sector.

Pruban is the founder as well as the managing chief of Amaris. Every year, they are able to construct around fix or six homes that are energy efficient and based on a custom order. He expresses how he is in a continuing battle to proving to buyers that these type of homes need not be expensive and is possible for many.

World Leaders Expressed Grief On Germanwings Flight 9252 Crash

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Europe was greatly shocked at what had befallen Germanwings Flight 9252 when it crashed last Tuesday in France. Many world leaders have expressed their grief and their shock at the unfortunate incident that killed all 150 passengers. 72 passengers were Germans, 35 were Spaniards, 2 Americans, 2 Australians and 2 Britons.

French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have all visited the crash site in France and expressed their sorrow for the families of the unfortunate victims.
In a statement made by the German Chancellor, she had shared her thoughts and condolences as well as the entire German government to those who have lost their lives in the crash. She described the suffering of the families of the victims as ‘immense.’

Spain, on the other hand, expressed their grief by announcing a three days of national mourning which begins this Wednesday. Prime Minister Rajoy said in a press conference that they are lamenting the incident like everyone else is doing. President Hollande turned to Twitter to show his support for the family of the victims and addressed the incident as a tragedy on France’s soil.

Due to the incident, King Felipe of Spain had to cut his state visit to France.

The leaders of the countries involved were not the only ones who expressed their sadness and grief following the air crash. U.S. President Barack Obama had even called both Rajoy and Merkel to give his condolences on behalf of the United States of America.

Germany and Spain are considered as one the U.S.’ biggest allies and Obama wanted them to know that they stand in solidarity even during this unfortunate event.

Obama added that it was heartbreaking because most of the victims were also children and some were even infants.
About sixteen high school students from Germany were killed in the crash. A Swedish football team was also scheduled to be on board on Flight 9252. Luckily, all 29 team members were divided into three separate flights, sparing them from the same fate that killed 150 passengers.

British President David Cameron also pledged their support.

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Scott Fahlman And His Humanoid Robot Scone

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Creativity and fun have found its way in the online world through various means such as designing and developing a website, one that is offered by a web design company Perth-based. The knowledge of technicalities in computers like codes results to the creation of many other things that are definitely not limited to designing and developing websites for an improved advertisement. Applications, games, drivers, and operating systems, which are widely used by the modern world, are also results of the play of codes done by computer geniuses that have extensively done their research.

Scott Fahlman, the computer scientist nicknamed as the Emoji King – emoji being the terminology for the smiley faces showcasing different moods in the different social media sites, aims to share to the whole world a far greater, significant, and complex project called Scone. Scone stands for Scalable Ontology Engine, Fahlman’s attempt of creating a humanoid, similar to models like Wall-E or R2D2. His plan is to make the project an open-source software which means that the source code will be made available to the public for possible enhancements. However, the entire humanoid project is said to be met with extreme pressure as the computer scientist’s research funding is coming to an end this year on the month of December. Apart from his project Scone, one of his plans for this year is to write a tutorial about Al in the hopes that this may contribute in building bigger and smarter robots in the future.

When asked about the capabilities of Scone, he said that he is hoping that the humanoid creature he is making may fit in the traditional criteria of a robot – one that speaks and understands the English language and quite knowledgeable to share his ideas about the world he belongs in.

The computer geek giving out smiley face cookies every month of September to celebrate the conception of the idea of emojis may be regarded by many as a man of modern vision for technology and a modern world in general, but he is also described to be traditional by heart, as he posts in his website a Smiley Lore that reminisces the story of how the concept of emoji paved its way to success many years ago.

What You Shouldn’t Do With Vacation Rentals

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When you plan on renting vacation villas in Hua Hin, there are a few things you should be wary of. Sometimes people make the mistake of doing the things listed below due to carelessness, ignorance or because of high expectations. But before you skip to the details below, you should first know more about vacation rentals. When you hire rooms, cottages, villas, RV’s, boathouses and any other living space for rent, they are collectively known as vacation rentals. Vacation rentals are easy and are perfect for vacations but before you book a rental, here are the things that you shouldn’t be doing.

Ignore the listing
Most people often make the mistake of ignoring the listing. This is definitely a bad habit because the listings contain all the things you can expect from the rental package. If you ignore most of the details from the listings, then you might be surprised, or even disappointed by the things you see on the rental.

Expect what wasn’t mentioned
If the listing doesn’t contain hot water, then you shouldn’t expect to be provided with hot water. Do not expect things that are not listed.

Use an unknown site to book a rental
Use only what is certified and trusted. Unknown sites are unreliable and they may cost you a good amount of money if you are not careful.

Forget about taxes and cleaning fees
You may think that staying in a rental would exclude you from paying taxes but it actually doesn’t. You should know that taxes are mostly not included in the daily rates along with the cleaning expenses and the damages that you might cause while renting. You may be fined before you leave.

Arrive early
Whereas in hotels, the early bird style is great for catching great rooms, but in the case with vacation rentals, your early arrival may cause a few disturbances like the disruption of the normal system and a rushed unit cleaning.

Expect to fall in love with the place upon arrival
This would definitely not happen immediately. It would probably take a few days before the place grows on you. There are also probably some things that you expected to see but didn’t. Lastly, you should not expect them to be like hotels because they fall short of hotel standards.