Monday, June 26, 2017
Vaporizers for sale are often associated with colds and babies. Although they are very effective against fighting colds they have other uses as well.This article discusses four uses of vaporizers which do not fit in the baby and colds genre.
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If you have heard about that you probably learn more about dogs than the ordinary person. And if you knew that vaporizers are frequently utilized as a treatment for diseases such as these in dogs you're probably a breeder or a vet!People that wish to prevent smoking miss the scent of their favorite stick. Very often smokers that aren't currently smoking can chew or suck on a candy that's menthol or mint.Vaporizers for sale offering the identical aroma can alleviate the temptation to reach for another cigarette.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Solar power (also knows as solar radiation or insolation) is energy from the sun.
This energy, in the form of heat and light, supports all life on Earth, drives the Earth's climate and weather and is predominately responsible for the class of resources collectively known as renewable energy.
Solar energy also broadly describes technologies that utilize sunlight.
The applications are diverse and date back millennia.
The Greeks, Native Americans and Chinese warmed their buildings by orienting them toward the sun.
In Europe, farmers used elaborate field orientation and thermal mass to increase crop yields during the Little Ice Age.
Modern solar technologies continue to harness the sun to provide water heating, daylighting and even flight.
Solar power generally describes technologies that convert sunlight into electricity and in some cases thermal or mechanical power.
In 1866, the French engineer Auguste Mouchout successfully powered a steam engine with sunlight.
This is the first known example of a solar powered mechanical device.
Over the next 50 years inventors such as John Ericsson, Charles Tellier and Frank Shuman developed solar powered devices for irrigation, refrigeration and locomotion.
The progeny of these early developments are concentrating solar power plants.
The modern age of solar power arrived in 1954 when researchers at Bell Laboratories developed a photovoltaic cell capable of effectively converting light into electricity.
This breakthrough marked a fundamental change in how power is generated.
Since then solar cells efficiencies have improved from 6% to 15% with experimental cells reaching efficiencies over 40%.
Prices on the other hand have fallen from $300 per watt to less than $3 per watt.
The utilization of solar energy and solar power spans from traditional technologies that provide food, heat and light to electricity which is uniquely modern.
The diversity of form and long history of solar energy are manifest in a wide variety of applications.
Many technologies use solar energy.
Some classifications of solar technology are active, passive, direct and indirect.
Active solar systems use electrical and mechanical components such as tracking mechanisms, pumps and fans to process sunlight into usable outputs such as heating, lighting or electricity.
Passive solar systems use non-mechanical techniques of controlling, converting and distributing sunlight into usable outputs such as heating, lighting, cooling or ventilation.
These techniques include selecting materials with favorable thermal properties, designing spaces that naturally circulate air, and referencing the position of a building to the sun.
Direct solar generally refers to technologies or effects that involve a single conversion of sunlight which results in a usable form of energy.
Indirect solar generally refers to technologies or effects that involves multiple transformations of sunlight which result in a usable form of energy.
A solar cell or photovoltaic cell is a device that converts light into electricity using the photovoltaic effect.
Until recently, their use has been limited because of high manufacturing costs.
One cost effective use has been in very low-power devices such as calculators with LCDs.
Another use has been in remote applications such as roadside emergency telephones, remote sensing, cathodic protection of pipe lines, and limited "off grid" home power applications.
A third use has been in powering orbiting satellites and spacecraft.
To take advantage of the incoming electromagnetic radiation from the sun, solar panels can be attached to each house or building.
The panels ( for example:RENOGY 100 WATT SOLAR PANEL KIT ) should be mounted perpendicular to the arc of the sun to maximize usefulness.
The easiest way to use this electricity is by connecting the solar panels to a grid tie inverter.
However, these solar panels may also be used to charge batteries or other energy storage device.
Solar panels produce more power during summer months because they receive more sunlight.
Total peak power of installed PV is around 6,000 MW as of the end of 2006.
Installed PV is projected to increase to over 9,000 MW in 2007.
Declining manufacturing costs (dropping at 3 to 5% a year in recent years) are expanding the range of cost-effective uses.
Monday, March 13, 2017
The good ones follow the rules and comply with the ever-changing state and federal regulations that govern our industry. The not-so-great ones don’t.
Over time, a legal provision known as Assignment of Benefits has emboldened a cottage industry of roofers to abuse the system and take advantage of homeowners and their insurance companies.
It often works like this: A roofing-company employee, typically a salesperson, canvasses neighborhoods after a rain or hail storm, telling homeowners they are entitled to a free roof. They pressure homeowners into signing an Assignment of Benefits contract, known as an AOB, which transfers benefits of the homeowner’s insurance policy to a contractor.
George Ebersold is president of the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association and general manager for Tom Tanenbaum Roofing Inc. based in Orlando.
George Ebersold is president of the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association and general manager for Tom Tanenbaum Roofing Inc. based in Orlando. (Shaina DeCiryan / Shaina DeCiryan www.shainadecir) (Shaina DeCiryan / Shaina DeCiryan www.shainadecir)
When used appropriately, AOBs can help homeowners get work done quickly without having to pay money upfront. However, when abused, AOBs allow sketchy companies to do unnecessary work or inflate the cost before an insurance company can inspect whether there’s damage or a new roof is needed at all. Then, if the insurer refuses the claim, the contractor files a lawsuit in an attempt to collect.
Unwarranted claims and lawsuits end up costing homeowners in the form of higher insurance premiums and give hardworking, respectable roofing companies a bad name. Especially fueling the situation are one-way attorney fees, which allow attorneys suing insurance companies to collect legal fees if they win, but don’t allow insurance companies to collect legal fees if they prevail. Remove this incentive to sue, and much of the AOB problem goes away.
Homeowners should know that they don’t need to sign an AOB to get roof repairs done and not all roofing contractors use them. However, contractors who properly use AOBs inspect roofs for damage, provide a written estimate and wait for the homeowner’s insurance company to send an adjuster. If the adjuster agrees to the claim amount, the homeowner can submit the claim on his or her own or sign an AOB to have the contractor handle it. Everyone is on the same page, so there are no surprises.
Unfortunately, bad contractors use AOBs to prey on homeowners with the promise of quick, hassle-free repairs. They build false trust with homeowners by saying they are working on roofs throughout the neighborhood. Homeowners stop listening once they hear “free roof’’ and don’t understand what they are signing.
As president of the 780-member Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, I support Senate Bill 1038 that would curb AOB abuse and put some of these dishonest contractors out of business.
We can no longer allow AOBs to be used as a weapon against good, honest roofers and their customers. We must take action to ensure the greedy action of a few doesn’t hurt the rest of us.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Last week, Instagram launched its most significant and talked-about new feature to date –Instagram Stories.
This Instagram update allows users to share photos and videos in a slideshow format, which then disappear after 24 hours. Yes, you’re right, it does sound a lot like Snapchat.
Over the past 18 months, Snapchat has been at the forefront of a shift towards ephemeral, transient posting on social media. In this new era of social media, content is no longer curated, edited and scheduled; it’s fleeting and constant and everywhere all the time.
In the beginning, the instant video was brushed off as a micro-trend but the stats show that this is a force to be reckoned with. Snapchat boasts over 100 billion daily active users, with a staggering 10 billion snaps being viewed every 24 hours.
Snapchat has quickly grown to become the third most popular social channel, creeping up just behind Instagram and Facebook. So it was really only a matter of time before other networks hopped on this digital bandwagon and got in on the interactive video action.
In this business guide to Instagram Stories, you will find everything you need to know to use your Instagram account to its maximum.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
As my series on using social media marketing platforms to market your small business comes to a close (check out past installments on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn), we arrive at what is possibly the most niche platform in terms of content: YouTube.
If you want to use YouTube to market your small business, you’ll be creating videos, plain and simple. While this seems obvious, it’s worth noting that while social platforms like Facebook lend themselves to creating, posting, and sharing a variety of types of content (videos, images, long-form text posts, short updates, and so on), creating content on YouTube means you’ll be investing your time in video production and video production only.
This note isn’t meant to dissuade you, but rather to point out that a strong interest in creating video content is necessary before jumping into YouTube. Don’t just start a YouTube channel in an effort to take advantage of all possible forms of social media marketing if you aren’t actually interested in making videos. The process of creating videos is time-consuming and has a bit of a learning curve, so make sure that this platform is one you really have time for and interest in.
Friday, January 13, 2017
As entrepreneurs grow a new business, they often focus on the well-being of the company at all times. However, you might want to consider how your own brand impacts the impression you have on clients and other members of the industry. Amplifying your personal brand is a great way to expand your company's reach and set a foundation for your next venture. Here is how to be successful.
Define your brand
When starting a business, you have to make choices that define who you are as a boss and as a member of the industry. To make sure your best qualities are front and center, write down what is most important to you as a business owner and citizen. What are your values and how does your company help you communicate that to the world? The answer to this question is a key part of developing your personal brand. Take note of what makes you feel passionate during the day, whether it is during or outside of business hours. Then try to incorporate some of your core values into your own brand.
Compare your vision to reality
Just because you want to be seen as a pillar of the community does not mean that others view you in that way. In order to know where to direct your energy when amplifying your brand, match your vision for yourself with your reputation among employees and colleagues. Though you may have to go about it in a subtle way, finding out how people think of you will be valuable as you move forward.
Successfully completing this process also involves reading reviews of your company and seeing how you are perceived on social media. It might sting to read negative feedback and confront criticism, but there is value in knowing what is out there for people to see. If any current perceptions are inaccurate, you can work toward correcting them as you build your brand.
Amplify online and in person
Building your personal brand involves a multichannel approach, starting with what people will read about you when they type your name in a search engine. Strengthen your online presence by writing posts for your company blog, contributing to industry blogs and publications and posting frequent content on social media sites. When people get to read a few hundred words about you that are written in your own voice, or see your name associated with useful business tips and industry trends, they will start to understand where you are coming from and where you want to go.
Back up your digital campaign with personal appearances at industry functions and networking events. Trade shows are always looking for speakers to communicate their struggles, triumphs and hopes for the industry as a whole. By getting involved as a speaker, you can earn the role of a thought leader, and share your insights and ideas.
Connect with mentors and mentees
Your professional and personal network can have a big impact on the future of your brand. As you spread the word about your own efforts, consider finding a mentor. Not only will you be able to learn from their advice and grow as a leader, but having a mentor will send signals to others in the industry that you share the same values as (or at least a relationship with) respected figures.
On the flip side, take young business leaders under your wing as you take the next step into seniority within the industry. While you continue to grow, you can share your advice and experiences with the next generation of entrepreneurs. Their success will reflect on you in a positive way.
By amplifying your personal brand, you will be able to grow your business and eventually take the next step in your career. Start with these tips, and when you move on to your next business venture, the industry definitely will not need an introduction.