Visiting the Grand Canyon

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If you are planning a holiday to the Grand Canyon, there are all kinds of things you should know about the various tours you can go on. Simply follow these six tips, and you’ll have the ability to plan an enjoyable tour you’re sure to enjoy.

# 1 – Decide Where To Start Your Tour

The first thing you want to determine is where you will start your tour to the canyon. Both primary starting points are at the South Rim, which is in Arizona, and Vegas. If you pick a Vegas tour, you can go to the West Rim or the South Rim. If you start from a city in Arizona, you’ll tour the South Rim. For example, you’d tour the South Rim if you begin from Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, Williams, Scottsdale, or Tusayan.

# 2 – Pick On The Rim To See

Next, you’ll need to choose which rim you’ll go see. There are a couple of choices. You can choose the South Rim or the West Rim. All excursions to the West Rim originate from vegas since it’s just 120 miles from there. That’s why it is the best rim to see if you will be in an Arizona city.

If you don’t know which rim to visit, think about what you want to experience at the canyon. Is visiting the Skywalk important to you? Do you want to soak up beautiful views of nature? Do you wish to tour the National Park? By deciding what you want to do, you will know which rim you need to visit so you can do it.

You want to purchase your tour beforehand. The canyon tours are extremely popular, so they fill up fast and sell out. That’s why it’s a great idea to book your tour at least one week ahead of time. It is even better to book a Vegas tour two weeks ahead. This is particularly true for all of the helicopter tours. In fact, you might choose to reserve your tour the same time you make reservations for your hotel in Vegas, that way you won’t forget.

# 4 – Book On The Internet

Be sure to keep this tip in mind. This is the best way to do it now. The best prices on tours are found online. That’s because you get to click the low Internet rate. In addition, you will get to cut out the booking fees.

# 5 – Establish A Budget

By understanding your budget, you can narrow down the tours to the ones you can spend. You’ll have to pay the most for a helicopter tour, and the bus tours are the least expensive. Tours by raft and airplane fall in between the two extremes. Additionally, the atmosphere tours come in two varieties, the air-only tours and the landing tours. However, if you would like to have a landing tour, you will need to depart from Vegas. Flying down to land on the canyon floor is exciting, but the only way you can do that’s to have a landing tour from Vegas to the West Rim.

You don’t want to skim over the cancellation policy. If you buy from a company besides the reputable ones I recommend, you might wind up in trouble if you need to cancel your tour. Therefore, buying from a recommended company is a fantastic idea because you will have peace of mind if you change your travel plans, as you will be protected by a 48 hour money back cancellation coverage.

Summing Up

By following these six tips, you’ll be able to plan a fun-filled Grand Canyon tour that fits in your budget. Regardless of what tour you choose, you will see beautiful scenic views you will never forget.

Why Trump is Good for Us

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Trump may well turn out to be the best thing that has happened to the people of the western world for a long time. While I am not a supporter of Trump as his values are the opposite of mine I observe the effect he is having on individuals (albeit unintentional on his part).

Trump is creating a paradigm shift in the hearts and minds of many people in the western world.

Since Trump won the presidency I love to follow the news while driving. The news has become so exciting. Why? Within the Trump said/did headlines are inspiring stories of individuals taking a stand. They are standing up, saying no that isn’t right nor just, and taking ACTION. Since the announcement of Trumps withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord the stories on the news have jumped to a new level of inspiring, and additionally, these stories are carrying the majority of the information airtime.

People and organisations alike are suing the government. The judiciary standing in their own wisdom and power put a hold on the travel ban. The scientific community realising that to ensure change happens and shield efforts to reduce climate change, the ground and the environment they must become involved in politics and get voted into congress. Majors from many cities are thinking for themselves and making their own decisions.

Now European leaders are choosing not to participate with Trump regardless of the power, riches and influence of the US. These are only a handful from many cases of people making the decision to stand for truth, justice and what’s right and good.

Listening to a Professor of Environmental Studies yesterday speaking about Trump’s possible decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord make the most astonishing claim. He said as his initial response”Regardless of the conclusion of the US authorities the US Society will still back the Paris Climate Accord”. Notably he didn’t lament or criticise Trump, he did not bother, he was only focused on what could be done in spite of Trump. This is an incredibly daring statement and to me is symbolic of a real turnaround in human nature.

Today with the Trump announcement that “Possum Poop” is pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Accord – the news is full of people, cities, organisations, large companies all talking about their commitment to keep on supporting the Paris Climate Accord regardless of Trumps decision. The news has never been so inspiring as it is today. Trump is sparking a passion in people to stand in their own power and wisdom, galvanising and doubling their commitments to help bring about a world that is clean and green.

People, Our Nature and Earth will be the winners. Being faced with the disregard for the welfare of the planet has electrified people to care more than ever before. Trump has generated an unprecedented dedication at a whole new level to caring for our planet. This will hopefully bring about a long-term shift in living in harmony with nature, caring for the water, the atmosphere, the earth, our planet. It may even create a contest to see who can leave the lightest footprint on the ground.

Just as wild fires are needed every sometimes to burn away the old wood, rejuvenate and seed in the new beginnings of a new forest, so too is the wild fire of Trumps ego and self centeredness sparking a new start in the western world. People are opting for justice and truth, balance and harmony and finding within themselves the determination required to stand their own wisdom and power.

Folks learn and grow by adversity. Adversity and negative situations give us the chance to find within ourselves the ability to push back on the negative and rise up to become more then we ever could be before. We also can discover what we really want, what’s most important to us by being faced with exactly what we don’t want. Trump is giving the people this chance, an opportunity even the best president couldn’t give.

This time in our history seems to mark a fork in the road. I am reminded of Hopi’s Prophecy Rock that has gained such prominence in the last two decades as a dire warning to humanity. “The brief line that contributes to the straight Path of Life is your last chance for people to return to nature before the top road disintegrates and dissipates.” Trump and his manners represent so perfectly the upper left hand road that disintegrates. The perfect hand path brings humanity back to nature”The little circle over the Path of Life, following the last chance, is the Great Purification, and corn will grow in prosperity again when the Great Spirit returns. And the Path of Life continues forever… ”

Trump offers us in the west the litmus test of this Prophecy Rock Life Path. It seems many folks are overwhelmingly choosing the right path over the one represented by Trump, of selfishness, greed, material focus and self-interest. They’re choosing the path of character, integrity, truth, justice, stability and equilibrium.

Trump is helping people to gain their own freedom, to truly individuate out from the mindless following of authority and we could no longer be beholden come what may to”authority”.

This is a revolution and evolution happening in the consciousness of the people of the west.

To understand exactly how significant the evolutionary change is that is happening now, we must look back at how deeply ingrained was the need to obey authority within the psyche and unconscious of humankind.

Happily Stanley Milgram gave us a step that we compare ourselves to. Revealing that we really are changing.

Milgrams Obedience Experiment from 1961. “The Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram. They quantified the willingness of study participants, men from a wide assortment of jobs with varying degrees of education, to comply with an authority figure who instructed them to do acts conflicting with their private conscience; the experiment found, unexpectedly, that a very high proportion of people were ready to obey, albeit reluctantly, even if seemingly causing serious injury and distress.” Wikipedia. 61% of participants continued to obey “authority”. While some eventually said no, even most of these people still applied the electrical shock a number of times until they said no and stopped.

Only a very few awesome individuals said NO quite quickly. Sadly no one explored what these people were doing within themselves that made them so different from the majority. This sort of experiment has been demonstrated many times with similar or even higher% results. The need to obey”authority” has been deeply hardwired into our unconscious.

Just 56 short years thanks to Trump individuals in the west are standing up to so called”Authority” because that authority isn’t acting in integrity with the best interests of all and Earth. All this is being done in a calm and proactive way. That is singularly incredible. I call this a huge paradigm shift in consciousness.

This change is not occurring in everybody nor does it need to. All that’s needed is sufficient people to produce the 100th monkey effect for these changes to become generative.

Trump has no power by himself. The only real power comes from RELATIONSHIP. Dating – with those who execute his wishes, the White House community, the organizations that implement the principles, the worldwide community and the People. Fear and bullying is no-longer a currency that works, just relationships that are respectful, co-operative, co-creative, based in integrity and for the greater good is going to do. Without these relationships he’s powerless.

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Stealing Fire

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To students of mythology, particular characters from the myths, legends and folktales of the many cultures are often called the gods, sometimes as culture heroes, occasionally deities or higher spirits disguised in animal form. Mankind has discovered exceedingly useful lessons and contains generally ascribed that new knowledge to such beings; some noted person or creature, typically a deity in some form or other, because society’s cultural mythology. These mythical benefactors that have brought these practical advantages to men are usually placed among the gods or at least at some level over the great unwashed. They’ve been the teachers and culture personalities to humanity.

In such cultural mythologies throughout the world it is often the senior deities on high (sky gods) who bestowed presents on mankind changing human culture from the nomadic hunter-gatherers to settlers and a more civilized culture. Presents like agriculture, arts & crafts, the national sciences, trades, technology, etc.. Then there is fire.

From the historical record, all else being equal, likely the individual discoverers of passion of the many cultures across the world would be one of the best remembered of those benefactors. This would obviously be the case, for no greater good has touched person’s physical life than passion. The usefulness of fire (light and heat ) would have been evident to Blind Freddy and it shouldn’t have been difficult to determine what was fuel (wood, leaves, dry grass, etc.) and what wasn’t fuel (stone, sand, etc.); the hard bit would have been coming across flame, or having flame encounter you, to keep it under control and in continuous supply – not allowing it to go out. The next step would have been figuring out the way to artificially make fire.

But that is not what the mythologies relate. Mythologies do not tell us that people themselves discovered fire; found its applications; how to tame fire and how to make fire without immediate advantage of Mother Nature. No, mythologies tell us that fire has been given to us directly, not from the senior gods, but by junior deities, in defiance of the seniors.

Mythologies often are suggestive that the senior gods didn’t for a variety of reasons depending on the society/culture and the origin (who is telling the tale) want to give people the gift of fire. Oddity number two is what is the big deal about fire anyway? It’s nothing like giving a five-year-old a loaded gun! Were the senior gods worried we were then going to strike them with flaming arrows such as Indians attacking a covered wagon train?

However, lesser deities, middle management from the pantheon of gods, frequently trickster gods, sometimes cultural personalities, occasionally spirits disguised as animals often thought humans should have the present and benefit of passion. And that means you have many close universal tales of those beings steading fire from their superiors and giving it to us mortals. Theft or trickery, using deceit of some sort, is almost inseparably connected with people acquiring fire related from cultures all around the world. Oddity number three is the reason why these lesser deities were of the opposite opinion that people should have fire (keeping in mind we’d should have obviously had it anyhow ). Anomaly number four is being of the opinion why centre management deities would behave so defiantly against the directive of the betters. When you resist the top brass you know you are not going to get off lightly. Some, such as Prometheus suffered through repeated grievous physical torture by authority of Zeus for giving us mortals fire, making his (and together their) mutiny all of the odder.

However, the fundamental oddity is still the first one. The Greeks, way back before Methuselah was in diapers, must have known about and used the use of fire.

If the story of the theft and present of fire through Prometheus were the be-all-and-end-all of the’how humanity acquired fire’ narrative, then it could probably be dismissed as pure fiction.

Prometheus is not the only case study of grabbing a hold of passion from senior management. Prometheus, the classical fire giver, is most commonly known in literature. But while Prometheus is connected with the Mediterranean area, the deity Maui belonged to the length and breadth of the Pacific Ocean.

Of all of the helpful gods of Pacific mythology, Maui, the mischievous Polynesian, is beyond question that the protagonist into the largest numbers of countries scattered over that broad expanse of land, including Hawaii. Maui is of course connected with the theft and present of fire.

However, Hawaii is also a society which holds in amazement the strong and somewhat fickle goddess Pele. Hawaiians can’t be ignorant of passion. Does that make Maui immaterial?

It would naturally be supposed that the Hawaiians residing in a volcanic country with ever-flowing fountains of lava could connect their passion myths with a few volcano when relating the story of the source of fire. But like the rest of the Polynesians, Hawaiians discovered fire via Maui instead of naturally in rivers of molten rock.

Polynesians should have brought their passion legends and fire habits with them when they came to the Hawaiian islands of active volcanoes.

Then there is the Maori narrative of fire’s origin, again starring Maui.

It was from her that Maui got the secret of creating fire. Maui, discovering that fire was lost on the ground, resolves to find Mahuika the Fire-goddess and learn the secret art of getting fire. His tricks of course make her angry and, although he obtains the secret of passion, he barely escapes with his life.

Ditto that of Botoque of the central Brazilian tribe that the Kayapo.

It’s worth noting that in many myths not only was firing stolen, but birds indicated by black or red spots one of their feathers were related to the theft. In Brittany the gold or fire-crested wren steals fire and is red-marked while so doing.

Some swiftly-flying bird or fleet-footed coyote would take the stolen fire to the house of the tribe. We’ve Cherokee mythology say the Spider stole fire; tribes of the Pacific Northwest and First Nations peoples relate that fire has been nicked from the Coyote, Beaver or Dog and contributed to humans; based on a Yukon First Nations individuals, Crow stole fire from a volcano; in accordance with the Creek Indians, Rabbit stole fire; ditto that in Algonquin mythology – firing was stolen by Rabbit; them rabbits or hares also stole fire and gave it to the Ojibwas in accordance with their own myths.

The different Bushmen of Africa such as the Pygmies of the Congo stole fire from their God. The Dogons of the Mali have Nummo spirits (heavenly blacksmiths) and one of the first ancestors nicked a bit of the sun in their smithy.

Oddity number five is that the individual writers of those mythological’theft and present of fire’ tales – if myths they’re – could have realized, must have realized, that fire was a natural element of their human environment and for that reason the’gift of passion’ was an unnecessary present and for that reason the theft from the lesser deities was equally unnecessary as was the limitation by the senior sky gods in the first location. If a modern day writer wrote such illogical claptrap they simply would not get published.

Anomaly number six is the reason why in mythologies from diverse areas of the world possess the seniors deciding to withhold fire from humankind; their juniors or other lesser beings humanised animals beating them and stealing fire from them and giving it to us terrestrials. It is an unlikely enough narrative that, fine, may appear once like in Zeus and Prometheus, but not over and over again. So, either we have an outstanding anomalous set of improbable coincidences, or else the story is truly real and thus not mythology in any respect.

Now maybe the’gift of fire’ describes not so much to real fire as to rather the gift of earning fire, as in how to (i.e. – rubbing two sticks together or striking together two stones to create sparks). While that idea is more philosophically akin to the gods giving those other gifts of civilization to humanity, that is not exactly what the mythologies describe. What is described is fire in its pure form that is given out, post theft by lesser gods, not how to create fire.

Analysis: The upshot of all this is that the theft-of-fire mythology isn’t myth but really real. However, the limitations of the seniors and the defiance of the juniors imply that fire was not the real concern . Somehow fire was substituted for something different. That’s something that is not a natural element of their human environment and that is something that if given to people may be akin to this five-year-old holding a very real loaded pistol – or worse.

So if fire at the hands of us primitives is not really a big deal, and because the’gods’ could not stop us from discovering and using fire under any set of circumstances, what would the true concern be? It needs to be something along the character of fire – hot and bright and difficult to control; something which at the hands of people might prove a threat to the gods. Nuclear power and weapons appear to be only a tad too unlikely. We are in need of something between a wonderful campfire and Hiroshima/Nagasaki. What about normal explosives or thermal weapons because the actual’fire’ which has been stolen and given to humankind?

Explosives per state were probably not what was meant by fire. That is a bit too late in historic terms for explosives to have been a present from Prometheus and all those others.

However, using heat for a weapon, thermal weapons, can be dated back to at least the ninth century BC. That is historically more like the age we would like. And how can you quickly and easily generate heat? The actual bit here is that it is not just pure fire which is used as in flaming arrows or burning a wooden fort, or burning plants and areas (scorched earth policy), but flame or warmth augmented by substances and then moved to where it is needed.

By way of example, a whole assortment of heated substances, from water to sand to several petroleum-based compounds (oil, pitch, bitumen etc.) may be thrown on enemy personnel or hurled onto different constructions, fortifications, even boats at sea to be able to destroy or serious harm them.

In regards to early naval warfare, locating and using a chemical substance that burns while drifting on the water, well this could be heaven-sent as it had been. Such compounds forms what today is usually called’Greek fire’ though Greek fire appropriate, however, was not invented until about 672 AD, again a bit too late for Prometheus.

Moreover, various sulphur-based substances and quicklime are useful as toxic/blinding agents. There are smoke bombs which may be utilized as well.

In a nutshell, it was not fire that the senior gods wanted to keep from our grubby little paws, but using thermal weapons via the use of substances and various chemical properties useful in warfare, incendiary mixtures, the fundamental ingredient being heat first and foremost, warmth usually provided by fire.

The unanswerable question is why the reluctance on the part of the senior gods to provide humanity fire, or far more likely something similar to fire but much more dangerous like thermal weaponry technology, and the counterpart unanswerable question why therefore the apparently extreme opposition to this policy from other so-called lesser deities and cultural personalities? The resistance on the other hand guessed it was probably inevitable we’d figure it out for ourselves anyway, and giving the technology to us sooner rather than later after stealing it in the first place from higher power gave the powers-that-be some type of control – the child with the loaded pistol was supervised.

Are you prepared for a tornado

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Tornadoes are frightening and destructive events that may change your life in an instant. Discover 3 easy steps in”How to Survive a Tornado 1-2-3 Guide” that can improve your family’s odds of surviving the upcoming big tornado.


Talk beforehand together with family members about your designated location to wait out the tornado. If you don’t have one of them the following best place within your house would be on the bottom floor, closest to the middle of your house, away from any windows or glass. A hallway or bathroom that’s toward the middle of your house is good. Ducking and covering your head in the tub will help to protect you from flying debris.

Periodic tornado drills are an excellent way to prepare your loved ones, especially children, beforehand for a tornado.

If you’re outdoors try to discover a building to take refuge. Steer clear of windows, automobiles and any downed electrical lines.

Understand what the conditions Tornado Watch and Warning imply so that you can act accordingly. If there’s a tornado warning issued in your area it’s your sign to take cover immediately.

For busy weather alarms and monitoring of any storm in advance please see NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

If you reside in a mobile home, it’s prudent to discover a nearby shelter to take cover as mobile homes are much more vulnerable to damage from the high winds of a tornado.

Try to remove as much external storage as possible. Secure little structures, like sheds, to their foundations.

Keep emergency supplies on hand like a Tornado Survival Kit and sufficient food and water to last for a couple of weeks.

Maintain an emergency mobile radio on hand, preferably one that doesn’t require batteries so that you can keep current on the path of this tornado.
Many times when we are preparing for a disaster we neglect to plan for our small four-legged friends. They’re an essential part of the household and their needs will need to be cared for as well.

Make certain your pet has a collar with its own identification on it. Better still, get your pet micro chipped.

Make certain your pets’ medicine is filled.

Set your pet in a difficult carrier cage while you’re riding out the tornado in your designated place.

Make certain your pet is on a leash if you go outside after the tornado has passed. There’s very likely to be many downed electric wires and several dangerous objects from the flying debris of the storm.

Maintain a Pet First Aid Kit on hand if your pet is hurt during the tornado.

If you’re separated from your pet be certain you go in to the local shelter and leave your pets info. Someone may recognize your pet as a way to return back him to you.
Your chances will be greatly increased of living the upcoming major tornado by making a family program, preparing your house and gathering all the essential lifesaving survival supplies before the catastrophe occurs. Therefore, don’t delay. Get prepared!

Caribbean Hurricanes

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Hurricanes are so important to the history of the Dominican Republic, the term itself has its roots there. The native Taino people known as the fierce tropical storms passing through the Caribbean,”hurakans” that is thought to have been derived from the Inca word for their God of Evil. Therefore, the native word hurakan, quickly became integrated into the Spanish language.

The peak of the season falls somewhere between late August and early September. However, you should keep in mind that a number of the deadliest Category 4 and Category 5 hurricanes have shown themselves earlier in the season. To put it differently, it’s not possible to predict for sure when the largest hurricanes of this season will hit.

The Dominican Republic shares the big island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Normally, Hispaniola gets a direct hit with a significant hurricane about every 23 years. But, close calls are a lot more frequent. Hispaniola gets brushed by the outer rings of a significant hurricane about every five years. Moreover, it’s fairly normal for the Dominican Republic to be pounded with tropical storms during the hurricane season. This is the reason why so many people planning a visit to the Dominican Republic are worried about the weather but I will return to this point later.

The intensity of hurricanes in the Caribbean area are grouped by the Saffir-Simpson hurricane intensity scale. The evaluations are based on the highest sustained wind speeds in the wall of the hurricane. In other words, the average rate of all of the winds averaging a minute or longer. Wind gusts associated with hurricanes that last just a few seconds can, and usually arefaster in speed. The Saffir-Simpson intensity ratings are intended to serve as a rough guide to the possible wind damage and storm surge (the wall of sea water that the storm pushes inland) a hurricane can deliver.

It’s important to remember that hurricane strength increases exponentially, not linearly, as you move up the scale by a Category 1 hurricane to a Category 5 hurricane. To put it differently, a Category 4 hurricane isn’t only 4 times as intense as a Category 1 hurricane, it’s about 255 times as intense!

Although it’s important to know more about the different kinds of hurricanes, it’s also important to realize that these classes can sometimes be misleading in regards to the quantity of damage they may inflict. There are instances when a Category 1 hurricane can wreak as much havok for a Category 3 or 4. In these circumstances, you need to look at other factors besides wind speed. By way of instance, a slow moving Category 1 storm may dump a lot more water in a place than a fast moving Category 3 hurricane. The size of the population of an area and the way sound the infrastructure is also very important to just how much damage a hurricane can cause. If there are a whole lot of people around which feeble buildings, a Category 1 or 2 hurricane can be completely devastating.

We should also discuss tropical storms. Tropical storms are described as well organized storms with an eye which has maximum sustained wind speeds ranging between 39-73 miles — in other words, basically a baby hurricane. The ability of these tropical storms shouldn’t be under-estimated just because they do not get called a”storm” in modern terminology. Odette is an instance of a tropical storm which did considerable harm — in actuality, as far as some hurricanes have caused. In 2003, Odette struck the Dominican Republic at 60 mph. Consequently, 85 percent of the banana crop was destroyed in addition to many other crops. Over 60,000 homes were lost throughout the area and 8 individuals were directly killed by the tropical storm. Therefore, you can see a tropical storm is nothing to sneeze at! Needless to say, when the Taino likely talked about”hurakans,” they didn’t make such a differentiation between tropical storms and hurricanes since they’re on the same continuum.

The first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World in 1492 was created in the month of September, usually the busiest month for hurricanes. But he and his crew enjoyed quite pleasant weather that first voyage and never struck a hurricanes. Now that is one for the other novelists to take into account! In Columbus’ second and third voyages that he and his team did encounter hurricanes.In reality, ancient Spanish colonies on Hispaniola, such as Isabella named after the Queen of Spain, were completely destroyed by hurricanes. But it was the fourth voyage of Christopher Columbus that made the largest hurricane recorded in those early years of Spanish conquest but the history books have been lacking in pointing out the significance of this hurricane (see below).

In July of 1502, on his 4th voyage to the New World, Columbus noticed a veil of cirrostratus clouds growing, an oily swell coming from the southeast, and a lot of other indicators he took for a storm coming. He delivered a message to Ovando, the Spanish Governor of Hispaniola, to warn him not to send out the Spanish fleet of 30 gold boats which were due to leave for Spain. He also asked for permission to dock his ships in Santo Domingo. Ovando wasn’t a fan of Columbus and mocked his request and sent the fleet of 30 Spanish gold boats in their merry way. As they had been traversing the Mona Passage between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, 29 of the 30 ships sank, killing everybody on board and dropping the massive fortune of gold. Historians think this hurricane was probably a powerful Category 3 or Category 4 hurricane. Some historians called it the”Columbus Hurricane” because he called it.

There have been many terrible hurricanes and fierce tropical storms in the Dominican Republic over the years — far too many to list them all here. However, I want to mention some of the more notable ones.

San Zenon was a Category 4 hurricane which struck the Dominican Republic in 1930. It’s widely considered among the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record. It was a Category 4 which was only under a Category 5 in relation to wind speed with150 mph winds. 2000 people died and it essentially leveled Santo Domingo. San Zenon was a really broad hurricane and its aftermath spread out within a 20 mile radius.

Considering the path of destruction that San Zenon left reminds me when the Taino people called a”hurakan” that they weren’t just referring to the real physical event but also the devastation it leaves in its wake. The lost lives, the accidents, the downed trees, the ruined plants, the ruined structures, the flood… all of this could have been contained from the Taino definition of the word hurricane.

Another hurricane that won’t ever be forgotten in the Dominican Republic was called David. It’s one of the biggest cyclones to be born off the coast of Africa. It was a Category 5 hurricane and it struck August 31, 1979. The wind speed of the catastrophic hurricane was clocked at a whopping 175 mph!! 70% of all of the plants in the country were ruined. 200,000 houses were lost. Entire communities were isolated and the consequences were felt across the whole country, even though the southern area was hardest hit.

Another very memorable storm was George which struck September 22, 1998. Crops were destroyed, pastures for livestock were destroyed, and food had to be brought in from outside the nation or the people would have starved.

Sometimes the smaller Category 1 hurricanes can cause a whole lot of harm and hassle if they hit in just the perfect location. This is definitely true for Jeanne that struck on September 17, 2004. This Category 1 storm affected the very popular tourist area of Punta Cana and other areas on the east shore. Bridges were removed and travel became impossible for some time.

Most visitors to the Dominican Republic aren’t from areas that are hit by hurricanes in order that they might not have a great understanding of what to do if they hear that a hurricane is coming. So, here is some advice on what to do If you’re going to the Dominican Republic during hurricane season. First, you shouldn’t worry too much about hurricanes. Yes, they can be enormous but the probability of a direct hit to your area is extremely low, even in the peak of hurricane season, AND the infrastructure is significantly better today. To put it differently, if you’re staying at a modern hotel, it’s build to withstand hurricanes. Second, do not forget that the resort operators and tour operators have been through hurricanes before and they’re well prepared. They know precisely what to do and they have contingency plans for coping with every possibility. They also have back up satellite communication devices if the principal communication goes down as well as lots of emergency supplies. Therefore, you’ll be safe if you heed their instructions.

The fantastic news about hurricanes is that you get loads of warning when they’re coming, unlike other natural disasters such as tornadoes that may hit with hardly any notice. The resort operators around the Punta Cana coast and south coast of the Dominican Republic are especially well prepared for large weather events. When they get word that a hurricane is coming, and this will occur more than 24 hours beforehand, they will execute their hurricane plans instantly. Furthermore, the buildings around the Punta Cana shore are the most modern and hurricane proof of any you will find anywhere in the whole Caribbean. They’re constructed with concrete blocks and steel rods and designed to withstand high speed storm force winds.

Instant Noodles

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Top Ramen Noodles can be reached in this way to contain plenty of the vitamins and essentials we want. It will make sense and so long as you have heat and water it’s possible to take these packs without cost of gas to get this out of the air.

Now then, if we use these kinds of foods as part of this plan for space colonists on Mars, we maybe able to sustain life working with this idea. When building a colony on Mars, which has water in the kind of ice, it maybe useful to have such foods that do not weigh very much but may be added with water once we eat them. A colony on Mars, which is set near or at the ice cap is logical. By burning a piece of ice, boiling it for security and then adding it, might be the reply to food supply and nutrition.

Even though some work will have to be performed on this idea, it certainly makes plenty of sense to take a small Top Ramen Noodles with you if you will be stuck without food on a different planet or in route during long-term distance flights.

Adult Coloring Books

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If you haven’t done so you might wish to try your coloring techniques on a new hobby called coloring for adults. Its popularity started out as means of occupying your idle time when traveling or waiting your turn for an appointment at the doctor’s or dentist’s office.

This new craze has gone beyond its use for doodling or a kind of activity for comfort, or an activity for the older. Hobbyists are finding this to be a fun activity and are using their finished art pieces in craft jobs.

Individuals that are contemplating art or find that they have a possible or interest in learning how to draw and colour find this new hobby interest is assisting and building their confidence to progress their art training.

The first book we purchased had 39 images of mandala drawings. A little box of basic coloring pens started our experience. We worked together with the primary colors of orange, red, blue, green, violet. Black, white, and a few different tints that were in the little box. The initial starting stage began with the techniques of our elementary school years. The instructions included the color wheel which we started paying attention to after getting bored with the basic colours.

The simple act of coloring is the beginning of gaining tinting knowledge with personal experiences of school day memories and trial and error. As you follow tips for cool and warm colors one starts to understand how colors offer contrast or compliment each other. The psychological side advantages of tranquility and instant rewards encourage learning.

The mandala drawings, which are circles filled with geometric patterns, alter their look with selected colors. There may be three of you coloring and every one of you will have a unique kaleidoscopic view because of the color choices made by each person.

If you are anything like me, I started downloading free examples offered by artists situated Online. Selecting landscaping, San Marcos Wildlife Removal, animals, people, and objects allowed me to experiment and gain a better understanding of colours.

The advantage of working with colored pencils:

Clean and dry
Buy coloring books
Download from the online
Create your own drawings or drawings
No added equipment or accessories
There are different sizes of boxed colored pens available. We started with a small box and learned how to combine colors to increase tint variety. Later we purchased larger boxes for more variety, but still found that we like mixing colours to get the hue that’s just right for the project.
Coloring is a fun hobby; attempt it, you may like it.


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Classical economics, English school of economic notion that originated during the late 18th century with Adam Smith and that reached maturity in the works of David Ricardo and John Stuart Mill. The theories of Merritt Island Bat Removal the classical school, which dominated economic thinking in Great Britain until approximately 1870, focused on economic freedom and economic growth, stressing laissez faire suggestions and rivalry that is free.

In assessing the functions of free enterprise, the rudiments of a labour theory of value along with a principle of supply were introduced by Smith. In his labor principle of worth, Ricardo stressed that the significance (i.e., cost ) of items produced and marketed under cut-throat circumstances tends to be proportionate to the labour expenses incurred in making them. Ricardo fully realized, nonetheless, which over short periods cost depends upon demand and supply. This idea started to be fundamental to classical economics, as did Ricardo’s principle of supply, which divided national product between 3 community classes: wages for laborers, earnings for owners of funds, and rents for landlords. Taking the minimum growth potential of any national economic climate as a certain, Ricardo reasoned that a certain public course could acquire a larger share of the comprehensive product only at the cost of another.

These along with other Ricardian theories had been restated by Mill in Principles of Political Economy (1848), a treatise that marked the culmination of classical economics. Mill’s office related abstract economic theories to real world social variables and thereby lent brand new ability to economic ideas.

The labor theory of worth, for instance, was used by Karl Marx, who worked out many of its rational ramifications and combined it with the idea of surplus worth, which was made on the assumption that man labor alone generates all worth and hence represents the single source of earnings.

A lot more important were the consequences of classical economic notion on free trade doctrine. Possibly the most significant was Ricardo’s fundamental principle of comparative advantage, which states that every nation must specialize in the creation of those commodities it’s able to deliver most effectively; everything has to be imported. This idea means that if all countries were taking advantage of the territorial division of work, total world output will invariably be larger than it’d be if countries attempted to be self sufficient. Ricardo’s comparative advantage concept became the cornerstone of 19th century international trade theory.

How To Stay Safe Online

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The introduction of has brought the world closer and made it possible for you to interact with your social circles directly from your mobile device or PC. Moreover, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter etc. have made it easier than ever to keep the folks who matter to you updated about the happening in your life. It’s no wonder then, that almost everyone has a presence on those platforms. But while this is the positive side of the online social world, there’s also another more negative side to all this.

A recent survey by Cybersecurity firm Norton by Symantec conducted in 2017 reveals that online harassment is growing in India, with 80% of the surveyed users acknowledging to have encountered some form of it. Online harassment can manifest in several forms. We have listed some of the most common ways in which you can be harassed online and also some ways in which you can protect yourself against these risks:

Identity Theft:

If you’re on Social Media, chances are that you have personal information – such as your photos, details of your educational history, your relationships – floating about. This gives online fraudsters the chance to take this information and use it to commit frauds or unlawful acts. Sounds scary? It is.

Cyber Stalking:

Have you ever taken a look at the Message Requests you receive on your’Other Folder’ on Facebook? If yes, and especially if you’re a woman, you would have definitely received upsetting messages from strangers. This is only a very basic level of cyberstalking and has been known to escalate very easily. Not just strangers, but there is a growing number of cases of cyberstalking by acquaintances, friends, and family as well. Not only can this be very frustrating and annoying, but could also result in a situation where it becomes hopeless and frightening.

Media Liability:

Most of us consider our Social Profiles the location from where we can express our opinions. But what happens when someone takes something you posted, takes it out of context and misrepresents your point of view? It sounds harmless, but it can land you in serious legal trouble. For example, if you make a podcast/blogs and someone hacks into it, manages it and puts out content that is defamatory, infringes on any intellectual property or results in an invasion of an individual’s rights of privacy then you can land in legal trouble.

So how do you protect yourself?

Some fundamental practices you can follow to prevent such scenarios are:

Set strong passwords and do not share them with anybody.

Check the privacy settings of your social profile and make sure that you’ve enabled the setting which prevents unconnected individuals from seeing your details or downloading your pictures

Never share sensitive details like your phone number, address or email address in your social profile, and if you do, make sure that they are hidden from the public

Don’t engage with strangers, no matter how familiar they seem.

Censor yourself while posting via your social profiles.

While these steps will keep you protected to some extent, anti-social elements that want to cause harm will always find a way to do so. In case you end up in an uncomfortable situation on the internet, you should report the incident or the user who is causing trouble for you. You can also lodge a complaint with the Cyber Cell in case things get out of hand. Our Individual Cyber Safe Insurance will ensure that the financial setbacks that you could incur due to this event get minimized.

Clarity Over Everything

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Becky lived in an apartment with a couple of roommates, and she wanted a space of her own. Faced with the options available to her, she kept saying Raccoon Poop,”I’m so confused.” The confusion left her paralyzed. So she didn’t choose anything different and even when her roommates changed, she remained where she was.

Clarity is vitally important for you to know what you would like. Once you’re clear on your goal, you can focus on it and move in that direction. Clarity is necessary that you have success in any area of your life. If you don’t know exactly what you want, you will just drift along and receive the results of the average of your thoughts.

Without clarity, you are in a perpetual state of confusion. This causes insecurity and stress, which simply creates more turmoil. You run around in circles and do not get anywhere. You might look at one option after another, and all of the possibilities you face generates more chaos for you.

But the only person who’s generating your confusion is you. By affirming that you’re in this state, refusing to commit to a path, or letting yourself get overwhelmed by choices, you are contributing to the challenge. The underlying issue might be that you’re trying to avoid responsibility, afraid you’ll make a mistake, get stuck in a circumstance, or fail.

Believe it or not, doubt is a selection. It’s a decision not to decide. As soon as you whittle down your options, and choose a direction, it clears away the fog. It may become evident that you don’t want to go that route. You can stay open to other possibilities and change your mind. But do not change it too much, or you’ll end up back in the mists that clouded your head in the first location.

When you pick a track and decide to continue on it, the haze clears away, and you can see a little way forward. Take 1 step, then another. Now, you do not need to know where you are going to end up. It is enough that you have chosen to move in a direction. Because when you’re moving, your subconscious can direct you.

Initially, any direction is far better than being stalled. So even when you’re not certain about what you want, pick a path. As you’re moving, you will discover exactly what you want and don’t want. Write down your goals or goals. Then read them daily.

Once you’ve decided, don’t second guess yourself. But do not be distracted by a shiny, new idea or opportunity that leads you in another way without some reason. The diversion is a mirage and an old custom trying to avoid change. If you become uncomfortable, it’s only the old custom of confusion trying to lure you back into its lair.

As you construct your commitment to your decisions, you’ll gain confidence that you can make wise ones. Your inner self will direct you to make ones that take you in your optimal path. Trust yourself, because you do have the knowledge inside to make the right choices for your greatest good.

Coffee For Less?!

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Dunkin coupons can get you a good deal more than just doughnuts – believe it or not, Rodent removal Stuart and they can actually get you as close to a complete meal as possible all in one convenient place.

How is it that a doughnut shop is able to provide this extensive menu? It all started with the series’s increased emphasis on marketing its coffee, which after all deserved a wider audience. The favorite of fast food goers as well as food critics, Dunkin Donut coffee was-and nevertheless is-surprisingly good, so you’ll likely want to save your Dunkin’ coupons for a cup or two! In actuality, so proud is the donut chain of its coffee products which in 2003, it saw fit to add coffee cup into its emblem.

Dunkin coupons are naturally welcome additions to breakfast. Some of the most popular items on the breakfast menu are egg and cheese sandwiches and its numerous variations, cheese and ham sandwiches, and omelets.

Making all these discounts even more enticing are numerous promotions that give you fun and entertainment along with several ways to save money off your purchases. Game pieces are offered on the chain’s coffee cups for example, and children who want to try out their hand in the kitchen can do so with simple to follow recipes that will allow them to create their own doughnuts in the home.


Child holding unicorn toy

A horse with a horn, right? Few people can appear to agree on the exact appearance of a unicorn. One of those people, there are people who think that unicorns really exist and those who believe that they are imaginary creatures meant only for children. Even the characters of unicorns are unclear. The word “unicorn” does come from the Latin origin and means “one horn”.

Most modern individuals believe the unicorn is nothing more than an imaginary creature looking like a horse with a single horn protruding from the forehead. The spiral horn much resembles that of a narwhal. The unicorn is usually white, though black is also another frequent color. It’s also stated that a unicorn might just be ridden by a virgin, as it represents purity. But this is far from the only view of what a unicorn is. Animal control near me.

Unicorns aren’t simply viewed as being horses. Historically, the unicorn appears as an animal looking like a goat or a deer. Sometimes the unicorn is represented with aspects of lions, such as a lion-like tale. In certain cultures, unicorns have similarities. Unicorns were sometimes also seen as being large animals, with big feet and a clumsy appearance, appearing more like a monster than a creature of elegance. The unicorn is most frequently represented with cloven hooves.

Unicorns are thought of as beautiful and graceful, but there’s more to them than outward charm. It’s largely believed that unicorns are loners and rarely associate with their own kind, being solitary creatures. Unicorns are thought to be pure of soul, this being the reason just a virgin is able to tame them. Generally unicorns are thought to be benevolent, being very gentle in nature. By some accounts however, unicorns are considered to be ferocious.

The unicorn is a legendary creature and as is the case with most legends, views of the authentic nature of unicorns have changed much through the years. Most commonly, the unicorn is considered to be a magical creature. They’re also believed to bring good luck. A unicorn’s horn is thought to cure illness and poison and to give protection against evil.

The unicorn appears all throughout the world. In medieval Europe, it appears as a sign of purity often representing Christ and love. Early Mesopotamian artwork has unicorns present. Unicorns are thought to be referenced in Jewish folklore as well as in the Bible. In Chinese lore the unicorn is called K’i-lin and in Japanese mythology Kirin.

Lots of people do believe that unicorns exist today and one way to know a unicorn is nearby is to discover a white feather. Other people believe that they did exist on earth but no more. Some of course also believe that unicorns never did exist, but are simply a creation of human imagination.

Everyone Loves French Fries

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In this article I would like to share with you the way to make the best hand cut fries you have ever tasted! There are so many methods to making hand cut chips and everyone argues about which way to go. Twice cooked or only cooked once, what size to decrease the fries,rinse or not to wash, what temperature the oil is, what kind of fat or oil to use, what sort of potato to use, what sort of salt, and some of the main points french fry enthusiasts debate about.

I am going to share with you a few different methods including my personal favorite but I will let you find out your personal favorite in your own:

I like to use a regular Idaho Potato washed but not peeled. You can cut them by hand with a knife by making 1/4″ slices and then cutting 1/4″ inch sticks out from the slices but if you intend on doing chips frequently invest in a fry cutter. All it requires is to pull the lever down and collect the cut fries below them. At this point many people decide to rinse them under cold water for around 15-20 minutes to eliminate some of the starch and prevent them from sticking together. I feel this takes away from the taste of the potato rather than rinse but feel free to try both methods out and see for yourself.

Again you reach another Critter Control Port St Lucie FL fork in the road, blanch them (twice cooking) or single cooking. To blanch just fry the french fries at 250F for about 5 minutes and spread out on a sheet-tray and cool in the fridge. Then fry at 350 to crisp them and get color. This method gets a crispier fry but I feel that the blanching process takes away the flavor of the potato.

For Single Cooking fry the french fries at 350 for about 10 minutes and ensure they’re cooked inside. The french fry will not stay crispy as long (like boardwalk fries), but the flavor is noticeably better and tastes like a potato rather than just a crispy rod of something needed to be drowned in ketchup: several French fry places like my favorite, Thrashers Fries, will not even give you ketchup with there amazing fries.

Fry in Duck fat, though its relatively expensive if you happen to have made duck confit lately you might have a lot leftover. Duck Fat makes amazing fries.

Make it gourmet and complete the fries with fleur de sel (french sea salt) and truffle oil.

End it with Parmesan, finely minced fresh garlic, and chopped fresh thyme.

As a Marylander I must have Old Bay on my fries

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Hamburgers….Ahh Yeah

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The Hamburg steak as it was called in the 1800’s was served to the voyages from Germany to the USA. The meat patties were cooked and served on two pieces of bread. To attract many of the sailors and European people to their eating stands vendors. They would provide the Hamburg style steak on the menu.

With Hamburg steak firmly embedded the American culture in the late 1800’s claims of how it served in today’s standard is based on Congress girl Rosa DeLaurao.

This is a disputed fact. We’ll provide you a few more names and places of Melbourne FL Squirrel Removal the Hamburger in the United States.

Fletcher Davis of Athers Texas sold hamburgers from the cafe in the late 1800’s before taking them into the World’s Fair in 1904.

Frank and Charles Menches vendor at a county fair ran out of their sausage sandwiches and began using beef instead. It was recorded this took place in 1892 at the Summit County Fair in Akron Ohio.

In 1885 Charles Nagreen currently known as hamburger Charlie who made sandwiches which were easy to eat while walking at the Seymour Fair that he was just 15 years old at the time.

Evidence that Oscar Bilby in 1891 was the first to serve the Hamburger on a bun in Tulsa Oklahoma. In 1995 Governor Frank Keating proclaimed that the first true hamburger on a bun was created and consumed in Tulsa Oklahoma.

With 40 billion served up in the United States alone has truly become America’s favorite sandwich. It may not have ever happened because in 1906 Upton Sinclair’s Journalistic book “The Jungle” detailed the unsavory parts of the meat packing industry in the usa. Ground beef became subject to much scrutiny because it was easy to add meat scraps, fillers and preservatives

It became the direct way for the fast food hamburger success. The White Castle restaurants gleamed with cleanliness bringing the hamburger standing along with it.

Other national chains that followed were McDonald’s and In-n-Out Burger in 1948, Burger King 1954 and Wendy’s in 1969.

The combinations which come with the hamburger are endless with ideas being created without end. Many of you have your own favorite recipe to the burger of your choice.

So next time you pull into your favorite fast food restaurant, fire up the grill or put one on the George Forman grill you’ll know a little of the development on the Hamburger.

That is some fantastic information regarding ground beef and the way our food always has a little history behind it.

Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

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Toll House cookies. No, they weren’t found in China by explorer Marco Polo. They didn’t appear in the castle dining room of some French king or queen. Contrary to some stories, their invention was no collision. Ruth Graves Wakefield, chef and owner of the Toll House Inn restaurant in Massachusetts, served a butterscotch cookie which her customers adored. Wanting to expand her repertoire, 1 day she chopped up a Nestle’s chocolate bar and added the pieces to her cookie batter, producing the first toll house cookie. A perfectionist and first-class baker, she tweaked the recipe before she discovered the perfect combination, and so the country’s most popular cookie was born. The Nestle Company purchased the exclusive rights to the recipe a couple of decades later, securing both their company’s and the New England cook’s place in the history books.

The Toll House Inn, which was situated on the highway between Boston and Cape Cod, was a regular stop for famous citizens, among them the Kennedy family, and was known for their excellent food, especially their desserts.Melbourne FL Squirrel Removal.

During WWII, even though chocolate was rationed, Nestle developed a clever marketing ploy which encouraged homemakers to do their part for the war effort by baking cookies for our boys in uniform and shipping them overseas. It was as powerful as rolling bandages and knitting socks, and the public lapped it up. Nestle chocolate surfaced as they rolled out their chocolate morsels, made especially for baking Toll House cookies, with the recipe printed on the back of each morsels package. After the war, baby boomers happily grew up on homemade chocolate chip cookies, and servicemen returned home to one of their favorite wartime treats.

Since its humble beginnings from one easy recipe, an entire industry has been spawned, with countless variations and combinations. The Cookie Monster surely did his part to promote biscuits to kids, notably the chocolate chip variety heading the list. A young entrepreneurial homemaker named Mrs. Fields sold expensive gourmet biscuits throughout the country’s shopping malls. David’s Cookies and Famous Amos rode the tide during the explosion of cookie recognition, each featuring their unique version of the chocolate chip cookie. Online sales abound for these beloved treats, and dozens of brands line grocery store shelves along with many different chip flavors and sizes.

A recipe that even a young child or adolescent can handle, pre-made dough may also be purchased, ready to bake, for those unwilling to start from scratch. What can compare to freshly baked cookies, and these high the hit parade in aroma and simplicity. Many future chefs and bakers cut their teeth on this favorite recipe, no doubt sneaking tastes of raw dough when mom was not looking.

In the Northeast, Ruth Wakefield was a well-known cook and cookbook author and would undoubtedly have her own show on the Food Network were she alive today. And she wasn’t just a one-trick pony. But who’d have thought a simple new cookie could secure her place at foodie history and be right up there with apple pie?

Wedding Cake Takes The Cake

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The wedding cake has always been important to the marriage celebration. In ancient Roman times, bread was broken over the head of the bride, representing good luck for the couple. As time passed, different foods replaced bread and were piled, the happy couple anticipated to lean over it and kiss before dismantling and functioning. The contents evolved into buns and small cakes or pastries, occasionally even meat pies that were consumed as part of their meal. However, the symbolism has pretty much stayed the same, that of fertility and good fortune, as the newlyweds ceremoniously cut the cake and share with each other prior to their guests.

Contemporary cakes are often not even edible but only concealed cardboard Vero Beach Wildlife Control or styrofoam, elaborately decorated, then whisked off to the kitchen where a simple sheet cake is cut and served to the unsuspecting guests. Traditionally the top layer, often called the groom’s cake, is stored and consumed at a later date, or may be separate entirely. At some weddings, the cake is composed of tiered cupcakes for easy serving, or displayed on an elaborate “sweet table” of desserts where the guests can help themselves.

During the Victorian era in Britain (1800s) that the royals and elite class took the wedding cake to a new high (literally) with sweet cake and white icing as a status symbol of the bride and groom, exemplified by the lavish display served in the 1871 wedding of Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise, that took three months to finish. One has to wonder how well it held up literally throughout all that time and was it still edible. Apparently so, as portions of the original were auctioned off years later. One buyer described the texture as “company,” an understatement to be sure. Even though most royals prefer a lavish but somewhat traditional cake, elaborate reproductions of palaces and historical landmarks have been prominently featured at some elite children’s weddings.

No longer the traditional white cake or fruitcake (preferred by Brits) the contemporary cakes have evolved into spectacles of artistry, with unique themes, sculptures, photographs and even replicas of the bride and groom themselves. They are carrot cake, chocolate or cheesecake, with colorful icing and decorations of any flavor, and frequently include a price tag far surpassing the bridal gown. Specially trained pastry chefs compete on Food Network and have their own companies that make wedding cakes exclusively.

Possibly, the most renowned wedding cake in history belongs to the character Miss Havisham in Charles Dickens’ legendary novel Great Expectations. The jilted spinster, left at the altar, spends the rest of her life in her bedroom wearing her wedding dress, the rotting wedding cake display, covered with cobwebs. Although not so dramatic, here are some famous modern-day cakes which deserve mention:

Actress Grace Kelly’s celebrated marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco showcased a six-tiered wedding cake at their reception in 1956, also depicted a three-dimensional replica of Monaco’s Pink Palace, her soon-to-be new house.

When a radiant Elizabeth Taylor carved to a five-tiered white cake in her lavish first wedding to hotel heir Nicky Hilton in 1950, it was topped with traditional wedding bells, created by the pastry chef at the chichi Bel-Air Country Club in California. Imagine the lucky bakers who were commissioned by Elizabeth Taylor and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Even though the cakes got smaller and smaller with each subsequent marriage, they had a terrific repeat business from each of the two actresses.

In the 1947 royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth, soon to become Queen of England, the 500-pound fruitcake (a standard British popular) stood 9 feet tall. It took 660 eggs, 300 pounds of dried nuts and fruits, and three-and-a-half gallons of Navy rum. (And some people complain when we get a measly two-pound fruitcake at Christmas.)

Prince Charles and Diana’s five-foot tall cake was adorned with marzipan Windsor coats of arms and was so vital to the royal celebration a duplicate copy was created, in case of an accident. (Kind of like “an heir and a spare.”)

Made by the pastry chef at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, he proudly proclaimed the layers of his masterpiece were filled with apricot marmalade and liqueur-flavored Bavarian cream, then glazed with fondant icing, topped off with marzipan roses.

Donald Trump and Melania’s cake cost $50,000 and couldn’t be served to the guests due to the amount of wiring used to keep it intact. (Author’s note: I don’t know about anybody else, but it sounds so delicious that I would have picked out the wires and devoured it.)

No question, the simple wedding cake has developed into an art form, where creativity and ingenuity know no bounds. If you can dream it up, and absorb the cost, you will discover a willing and talented baker to create it. In the words of a famous French royal, “Let them eat cake.” Indeed.

Desserts On The Grill

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Desserts are the cherry at the peak of every complete menu. From simple dinners to large gatherings, dessert is the part that everyone looks forward to. The same goes with having a backyard barbecue. You don’t need to bake beforehand to serve some candies, make them using your own grill!

Try these decadent grilled dessert recipes – your guests will surely approve!

Smoked Pineapple With Coconut Sauce

1 pineapple, sliced
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut rum
1 tablespoon cream of coconut
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
To prepare the sauce, pour the coconut milk, coconut rum and cream of coconut in a pan and cook over moderate heat. Add the cornstarch and continue stirring until the mixture has thickened. Stir in the butter and blend until smooth. Set aside to cool. Animal Removal Vero Beach FL Thread pineapple pieces onto skewers then cook on a pre-heated grill over moderate heat until grill marks appear, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with coconut sauce.
Grilled Nutty Berry Quesadillas

What you need:

4 pieces 6-inch flour tortillas
12-15 pieces strawberries, halved
Whipped cream
Spray grill grates with cooking spray then grill flour tortillas for 3 to 4 minutes each side or until grill marks appear. Remove from heat. Spread a tortilla with Nutella then scatter half of the strawberry halves over it. Top with another flour tortilla and slice into 6 pieces. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Drink quesadillas topped with whipped cream.
Grilled S’mores Bowl

What you need:

16 bits graham cracker squares
16 pieces jumbo marshmallows
4 milk chocolate bars, divided
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup caramel pieces
Layer the graham crackers, jumbo marshmallows, mini marshmallows and chocolate bars in a large round aluminium cake pan. Top with caramel pieces (and more chocolate bits if desired). Place the cake pan over a skillet (indirect heat) and cook, covered, until marshmallows melt, about 2 minutes. Remove from grill and serve straight away.
The grill is not only used to cook steaks, hot dogs and hamburgers and any other tasty grilled meal. You can prepare an entire menu with your grill from appetizers to desserts. These decadent grilled desserts are easy to make and both adults and children will love them! Try them at your next cook out and you are guaranteed to seem like an expert griller.

Leo The Lioness

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Leo – Personality Overview

People born under the sign of Leo (23rd July- 22rd August), represented by the lion, can be, since their sign indicates, leonine indeed. This fire sign drops in the northern hemisphere’s Summer and Leos certainly tend to have a glow and a warmth about them. Leo babies often grow up to be kings and queens of the societal jungles and frequently enjoy a fantastic game of cat and mouse with those to whom they are drawn. As well as being hunters these lions can be like little kittens. They’ve an endearing, child like charm and excitement that can last long into old age and is positively infectious. On the other hand, these regal rulers can be limelight hoggers and attention seekers and will probably show their fiery side if things aren’t quite to their exact specifications. Madonna is typical of her Leo star sign!

Leo is ruled, unsurprisingly, by the sun. All sun signs having the sun notable in their birth chart are go-getters capable of enormous concentration and full of ambition. In a Leo, who is ruled by sunlight, this can, at its worst turn into or be perceived as ruthlessness. If a Leo has you marked out as a possible Palm Bay Animal Removal mate there is often little hope of resisting them! The Leo lover can be quite demanding and Leo men are known for a level of selfishness when it comes to pleasures of the flesh. Leo fans are full of energy and enthusiasm and, being the focus junkies that they are, can be more prone to exhibitionism.

When all is said and done a Leo partner will be great pleasure. They are lively, spontaneous and die hard romantics. A Leo loves – create this needs – attention. Keep your eyes on your Leo alone and don’t be shy of public displays of affection. Like all cats these lions like to mark there territory so expect tons of demonstrative displays in return when you are out and about together. Leos can be fiercely jealous but it tends to be of those they see as competition and these optimistic, glowing souls can be too trusting. Loads of flattery will go done well and as much as they love to show off a beautiful Leo will want you to show him or her off too. Introduce your Leo to your friends and family and this lion will adore you for it.

When it comes to love Leos can be a small traditional and even – dare I say it – a bit shallow. A Leo lover is likely to become bored if you can’t continue the romantic momentum. Cinema outings for two must be to see a romance, costume drama or romantic comedy. You can see anything you like with your friends but a date is a date and must be romantic from start to finish.

Leos love to be spontaneous themselves but do not always appreciate surprises – they love to look their best at all times as they know the entire world is looking right at them. Be ready for a Leo to walk right out of a fabulous restaurant if he or she thinks the light is unflattering. A Leo will love a surprise dinner date but only in the event you spring the surprise a few hours in advance. Leo people, the same as the lions of the Savannah, can be very set in their ways. You may find that if you and you beautiful Leo find a watering hole or restaurant that meets with their approval (and by default, yours, according to the Leo in your life) you’ll not only become regulars but the server will place your lion or lioness’ sequence through to the chef before you’ve even sat down.

What a Capricorn cutie might dismiss as cliché that a Leo lovely will simply adore, darling! Think red roses, heart shaped boxes of chocolates for a Leo lady and musky aftershave and silk boxer shorts for a Leo hunk. They will have their favorites and will be unlikely to deviate from them. Buy a Leo the wrong perfume or aftershave and the chances are you’ll be having a lovers’ tiff in the very least. It’s easy to find out what scent your spouse prefers as Leos love talking all about themselves. Tell them how wonderful they always smell and then, just ask!

People born under the sign of Leo aren’t just ruled by the sun but they actively seek it. If you are thinking of buying bath products for a Leo think tropical. Fruit and floral scents of the Summer will bring a smile and if they’re packaged beautifully will find an area on Leos perfectly ordered bathroom shelf. If you feel like creating a spontaneous show of affection with a gift attempt a huge bunch of sunflowers – one stem will not cut it with a Leo whose motto could be, “more is more.” Chocolates infused with orange oil or jewelled with berries are another good option.

In actuality, jewellery is a great love of Leo girls though subtlety isn’t. Go for high quality statement piece with sparkle and/or intricate patterns. Leos love to put on a show and their look is hugely important to them. Buy a Leo man a bright silk tie in summery colors and bright, beaded or embroidered Indian style scarves for ladies. Spoil your Leo spouse, and yourself, with indulgent spa treatments that will make you both feel and look a million dollars.

The Best Race Engine

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Are you aware that race cars should have extremely powerful engines so as to be winners? Besides the aerodynamics which have been implemented along with the modifications, the engine is what makes the car the ultimate winner.

One of the most famous engines in the F1 was the Ferrari V10 F1. It was a 3.0 litre, ten cylinder racing car that was responsible for 57 wins.

The Porsche Flat 6 is another racing vehicle that left an impression on the world. It was a 2.0 litre air cooled engine. The latest version of the Porsche has received remarkable results by winning many races over the years.

The Porsche Flat 12 has among the biggest engines in the racing industry. There are two flat six engines packed into this car. It’s a 4.5 litre engine which has 1500 horse power. You may imagine how cramped the motorist should have been to make space for this gigantic machine.

The Mazda R26B 4-rotor may have been one of the craziest versions from the racing industry. Having entered 21 races and only winning one may be a strange statistic. This one race was the LeMans and it made an impression as it was the only car that wasn’t a traditional piston engine and it was a exceptional marque.

The BMW S14 was the start of this M-series. Winning the championship but winning no races, it was only a 2.5 litre engine with only four cylinders.

The Audi R10-18 TDI has been through many changes over time but always had a memorable engine. Originally, this version was a petrol engine that had ten cylinders. However, the manufacturers decided to place a diesel engine with twelve cylinders and two turbos. Now, that is an amazing amount of power in only a single race car.

Ever race car needs to be equipped with Critter control the finest mechanical and electrical parts. Races are there to prove the standard of the vehicle before hitting the city streets. Racing cars also test how well an engine can deal under extreme conditions such as heat, snow and rain.

Racing tracks are also the best places for tyre manufacturers to test their new products. Rubber should withstand friction and heat over long intervals and monitor day is the opportunity to test it.

Minty’s is one of the top tyre providers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We’ve built a reputation among our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the maximum quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide.

Do You Dream Enough?

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My granddaddy once told me that when our DREAMS are big enough that the odds don’t matter. Dare to dream and do not be scared to dream with your eyes wide-open.

You see, any dreaming is better than no dreaming. But, dreaming with your eyes wide-open is far stronger than most people realize. The dreaming we do at night with our eyes closed shut usually results in us waking up back into our old fact, in the identical place, where not much has changed.

Discussing with our eyes wide-open, something that some may call daydreaming or visualization, will many times end up creating a consciousness that’s much closer to Orlando Animal Removal what we want our reality to be. You see, at night we are just dreaming without taking action. Dreaming through the day, however, happens with our eyes wide-open. We are awake, and because we’re awake we can consciously move toward our dreams.

I’m sure a lot of us know people that are dreamers. And the funny thing is that lots of individuals talk about such dreamers like their dreaming is a negative thing. Dreaming isn’t a negative thing. Quite to the contrary my friend, daydreaming is a very positive thing, and so are dreamers. And the larger the dreams, the better! Now, I’m not saying that we all should walk around all day with our heads in the clouds. In reality, most of us know that we have to get our job done, and do what we need to do, right? However, we’re not working all day long, nonstop. And when we are not working, what’s wrong with daring to dream?

We can nevertheless be that great person that we used to dream about when we were younger, more imaginative, and more daring. Now adolescents, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. And once more, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…

You Are Amazing!

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Each of us is unique and we each have our own talents and strengths, few nevertheless actually develop their strengths and use them to gain confidence in there-selves and to generally superior there-selves.

You have probably been told you are naturally gifted at something you enjoy doing, yet you let your abilities remain silent as you don’t have the belief or confidence to take action.

Some may even become so accustomed to their routine they inherently think they don’t have any skills or talents beyond those they use regularly. To develop your strengths you need to keep working, over-time you will fortify these skills and will therefore obviously gain confidence in yourself.

If you set goals you are going to have goals to work towards Daytona Beach Wildlife Control to keep you motivated. Grab a pencil and paper and make note of the things you’d like to achieve and set a time frame on these accomplishments. It is important to set small and realistic aims especially to start with, setting unrealistic goals and failing to meet them will only damage your self-confidence.


If you are taking on a new challenge then it might be a wise to do a bit of research. Let’s say you wanted to learn how to meditate, then it would be wise to learn the basics first, find what resources you can online and make a commitment to learning on a daily basis. Bear in mind the main reason for any activity is to fortify your strengths.


Assessing and developing your strengths is not an overnight procedure! Developing your strengths will require discipline and patience which many struggle to maintain long-term. Try to think of it as a journey rather than a process. As you progress you’ll celebrate new landmarks and obviously gain confidence in yourself and your skills.

This is where you are going to focus on your self-confidence. Your confidence can be your best advantage in getting the belief to have new challenges and succeed in these struggles. In case you’ve got the self confidence and confidence in achieving your goals then you’re already half-way there!

* the largest challenge is in the mind, learn to counteract the negative and self-destructive ideas and replace them with positive thoughts.

* Remain focused on maintaining a positive mindset and developing self-confidence.

Heartbreak Doesn’t Last Forever

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Listen, once you are trying to learn how to deal with a broken heart, times are merely tricky. We could probably run through a hundred unique things off the top of our minds, but would it really do you any good? All you would wind up doing is becoming more depressed, stressed out, and a little pissed off as well. So let us just work on how best to manage a broken heart now.


Sometimes, your job is the best thing needed to fight a broken heart. It allows you to remain focused on your life at hand, without it all revolving around your prior relationship. 1 thing to notice though is that this can also be a bad omen as well. Bear in mind, your connection with Daytona Animal Removal someone was not the only one you had and there are friends out there who would love to help.

#2. Get Lost in Video Games

To tell the truth, if you like playing video games whether on or offline, they are the best ways to drop that broken heart feeling. One minute you feel miserable and the next you are trying to kick the bad guys butt. Whatever game you’re playing it’s a great escape from reality. Unfortunately at some point in time you will need to return and when you do the feeling may be worse. Video games just put everything in a standstill until you are done.

#3. Exercise

There are a lot of people out there who believe the best approach to understand how to manage a broken heart is by exercising. All the stress you suffer from a previous relationship can result in a chemical imbalance in the body. However, a fantastic walk, jog, or complete exercise will change the body overnight. Hopefully both emotionally and physically.

#4. Your Favorite Hobby

After looking at the first three, any of them could be considered your main pastime. However, when things are tight and people are stressed, they frequently turn to their favorite pastime. It can be shooting or buying a few basketballs down at the park. Then again you might like to work on model trains. Whatever the reason might be, engulfing yourself in a hobby can be quite tranquil.

Getting the News

It’s never easy going through a break up with someone. It is even worse when you must mend a broken heart. While everything sounds like bad news today, the great news is that your friends are waiting. We just ask you don’t get into each of the unconventional additional curricula’s across the way. Drugs, alcohol, gambling, and everything else similar is only a short lived substitute. Plus, it might hurt the rest of your life as well.

Instead, allow the person know you are just fine without them and better yourself. If they see or hear you sulking, it will only make them feel like they were in control the entire time. We’re pretty sure you don’t want that at all. Eventually it will all subside and you’ll be helping someone else figure out how to take care of a broken heart.