4 Unfortunate Events in the History of Cremation

Posted in Society on July 20th, 2015
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Cremation has been practiced for years and has experienced a few accidents in its service. Here are five of the few known mishaps in its history.

1.A Heavy Problem in the Crematorium

In the middle of a crematory process, the body fat of a 200 kg woman clogged the air filters of a crematorium, causing the system to overheat and set fire. The fire was put out before it could burn down the facility, but it was too late. There had been damage on the building. It had to be shut down for a few days. The whole of Graz became more cautious on the cremation of obese bodies to avoid another accident from occurring in the future.

The entire Austria also took precaution in performing cremation after that incident. The world also took action by developing crematoria that can hold all kinds of body types and weight up to 1000 lbs.

2.Tragedy of the Tri-State

CremationA crematorium in Georgia, USA had over 30 years of crematory business from the three states of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. However, in early 2002, the Tri-State Crematorium was discovered to have 334 corpses that were supposed to be cremated long ago. Among the corpses, only 222 were identified, because the other bodies were too decomposed for recognition.
In their three decades of service, the “ashes” that were given to the grieving families were found to be mostly out of wood chips and concrete dust.

The filed cases against the operator reached almost 800 charges from all three states. He was pleaded guilty and sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison and 75 years of probation. Although justice was brought to light, the bodies of the loved ones of many families were never identified.

3.Fire of Love

An 18-year old Indian bride of eight months threw herself into the funeral pyre of her husband. This was an old culture in India, which was named Sati. Sati is the act of widowed women throwing themselves into their husband’s burning dead body—ending their lives.

The women who became Sati were known to show no signs of discomfort or pain as they burned alive which was exactly what happened to this girl, Roop Kanwar. Roop’s relatives and loved ones watched her as she bravely held her husband’s head in her lap amidst the flames that engulfed them.

She became known all over the world as the last Sati. Many adored her courage and bravery, but others believed that her actions were forced and that she was murdered in this way. In the end, selected people were taken into custody for failing to stop her from her actions.

4.Oops! Wrong Person.

When the time came for the family of Jerry Moon to say their final goodbyes, they opened up the casket and found another man in his place. There was a mix-up in the funeral homes with him and a 97-year old man who were under the same hospice care. When the family asked where he was, they were shocked to discover that their father’s body had been cremated. Jerry was terrified by the idea of cremation itself, but his body ended up being cremated against his wishes.

The bodies were not identified by their appearance, but only by the bracelet tag that they were given. The investigation for finding the one responsible in the facility is still under operation, but once they find the culprit, he or she will be fined and punished through revoking their license.

All the Moons could do was to grieve the loss of their father—and his body.

What Every Hobbyist Needs to Know about PCB Fabrication

Posted in Electronics on July 9th, 2015
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Assembling the components on a printed circuit board (PCB) has become a favorite hobby of many technology geeks. And most of them have even ventured out into selling their finished products or receiving orders for PCB assembly from various sources. Their task is made easier by the availability of PCB components in many leading electronics stores. Often, all they need to start the hobby of PCB fabrication is a soldering iron and some glue, as well as a basic understanding of how the different components on the circuit are interconnected.

pcb circuitThe foremost challenge that PCB fabrication hobbyists often have to face is printing the schematic diagram onto the circuit board. Some hobbyists who are doing it purely for fun simply purchase a circuit board that already has a diagram printed on it. This means that they would only have to focus on mounting the components onto the board correctly. However, there are many other hobbyists who prefer to meet the challenge head-on by making use of any of the following methods for etching the design onto the circuit board:

1.By manually drawing the design on a graphing paper with a pencil or directly onto the circuit board using a Sharpie. The design is permanently etched onto the board by soaking it on a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, hydrochloric acid, and water on a basin. After several minutes of soaking, the board is then washed with running water to clear it of the etching solution. The drawings made from the marker are then washed off using a paper towel dipped in a mixture of rubbing alcohol and acetone. This method is less expensive but also poses a higher risk for the PCB fabrication hobbyist because of all the toxic fumes that he could inhale.

2.By making use of special computer programs where the design can be drawn. This is then printed either directly on special paper, either photo paper or transparent paper. One way of transferring the design from the transparent paper is by placing it on top of the board and then placing a red-hot iron on top.

The heat from the iron would effectively transfer the ink from the paper to the board. This is relatively safer than method number one. However, only a few hobbyists prefer it because the computer programs can be quite expensive. There are free versions of these programs, but the fact that it is free also means that there are only a few innovations that the hobbyist can do to his circuit board’s design.

Once the copper plate is etched with the design, the hobbyist can now proceed to the next step of the PCB fabrication process. This involves mounting the different components onto its allocated slots. Experts suggest that in order to maximize the space on the board, it is best to place components that connect to each other side by side. This would also have the advantage of making it easier to connect the power and signal traces later on.

It is also best to start mounting the components that have to be placed on specific slots first. This way, the hobbyist can easily discern whether there would still be enough space for running the wires. This is an important step since many hobbyists have had to get rid of all their hard work just because there isn’t enough room for the wires.

Once all the components are in place, it would then be time to test the finished product. PCB fabrication enthusiasts have to note that once a PCB fails the testing stage, it is no longer salvageable. This is why it is highly necessary to be careful when doing the first stages of the fabrication process.

The Three Phases of HCG Diet Program

Posted in Weight Loss on June 29th, 2015
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Even with the technology we have today, it is still a wonder why some homeopathic remedies are still better than those that were produced in laboratories. A great example of this is homeopathic HCG, a natural medicine that took 20 years to study and prove its effectiveness. Today, the use of homeopathic HCG drops has gained a following and more and more people are giving positive testimonies on how it has helped them lose weight.

Defining Homeopathy

hcg dropsHomeopathy is a medicinal approach that only uses natural substances. These substances are chemicals produced by plants and animals which are taken in small doses until the body gets accustomed to it. If taken in larger doses, these substances will cause the very same illness that patient is trying to get rid of.

Homeopathic treatment is based on the fundamental belief that harmful substances, taken is in very small doses, can force the body to create antidotes or antibodies that will eventually make the body heal itself naturally. An example commonly referenced to is how immunization vaccines are created. Snake venom is injected in horses in little amounts until the horse creates antibodies. These antibodies are later on harvested and turned into a cure.

Homeopathy and HCG

Human chorionic gonadotropin, commonly referred to as HCG for short, is a hormone that is produced in the human body during pregnancy. It is a hormone that contributes to the proper development of the fetus and its secondary sexual characteristics. It is said that when a woman is secreting high doses of HCG than what is necessary, it can cause serious health risks.

In losing weight, HCG plays a key role by converting useless fats into energy reserve. Once the bad fat is converted, it will be used later on to fuel the body’s need for energy. It is also a hormone that stimulates the brain to restore its natural ability to balance the body’s weight. HCG drops taken in small doses can do the trick over a period of time. However, taking HCG drops in large doses can cause bad consequences. This is why we had to wait for 20 years before this medicine is taken to the public. The researchers have found the right dose that will do wonders to weight loss programs.

The Three Phases of HCG Weight Loss Program

HCG should not be mistaken for a wonder drug. This is not a medicine that will remove the bad fat without any additional effort. It is true that you do not have to exercise if you are on an HCG weight loss program. However, you still need to control what you eat. You need to watch your calorie intake and at the end of the program, you need to maintain a healthy diet t prevent the fat form coming back.

The Loading Phase

This is the first phase in the homeopathic HCG weight loss program. In this phase, we recommend that you eat high calorie diet. What you want to achieve here is to stock up on your carbohydrates and calories before you start your journey to a low calorie diet. This phase takes two days so you need to eat as much as you can in two days.

What aim to do here is to gain abnormal fat, or bad fat, which will be turned later on into useful energy? Ideally, you need around six times a day for two days. We recommend that you eat foods like pizza, fried chicken, pies, rice, French fries, and other fatty foods. In this phase, you need to take six to ten drops of HCG per day. As you force feed yourself, you are encouraging your brain to burn more fat. After two days, you are ready to move to the next phase.

Maintenance Phase

This is the second phase that will last for the next 21 days and can even stretch to up to 40 days. During this entire period, you will maintain a 500-calorie diet daily. In the first two days, you stocked up on fat and now, the HCG drops and your body should start burning or converting those fats because of the sudden drop in food supply.

While in this period, take 10-15 drops of HCG per day. Split this number of drops into three times a day. As you cut off your calorie intake, the body will be converting the bad fats and later on use it. The brain will be forced to think that it is survival mode.

You will slowly notice the gradual changes in the shape of your thighs, buttocks, and hips. These are the areas where fat is usually stored and these are the primary targets of the fat-burning process. These fats will be released into your blood stream and will be used as energy or fuel for your cells.

This will minimize your craving for food. You need to be on this phase for a minimum of 21 days. While at it, you need to fight your psychological craving for eating.

Stabilization Phase

This is the final phase of the diet program and this is where you will transition to a normal diet that has moderate calorie content. This is the phase where you start maintaining your ideal body weight. By this time, we believe that you have already controlled your craving for fatty foods and that you are already disciplined to eat fatty foods in small proportions.

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Motivational Speakers and Objectivity

Posted in Motivation on March 30th, 2015
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Attaining objectives may be simple or hard. And if ever a company loses sight of its original mission and vision all in the name of profit and market dominance in the short term, it will find itself drowning into a downward spiral of bankruptcy or forced closure.

This is where motivational speakers enter the picture. They provide a much-needed shot of objectivity to get the company back to its roots. But what exactly is objectivity?

Keynote speakerObjectivity can be defined in two ways when talking about the goals of the company. The first definition is from a philosophical perspective, and it is described as the state of being true despite the biases and interpretations of the subjects. Simply put, objectivity is something that is true, and everyone agrees with it. The second definition is from a journalistic perspective, and it is described as fairness and neutrality. Simply put, objectivity is the absolute lack of biases. The two definitions can be molded together to form something that can be called “win-win” – where everyone involved benefits and no one loses or gets cheated.

Motivational speakers implement objectivity by reminding everyone in the company of the entity’s original goals, which are stated in the company’s mission and vision. They straighten out what really needs to be done and advices the higher-ups not to get all too crazy with profits, turnovers, and acquisitions, not to spread out too thin in the products and services lineup, and not to be over-fixated on ideas.

Companies who may not be familiar with motivational speakers all ask one question: How do they exactly implement objectivity in the first place? They simply get to the plain, undiluted or unembellished truth. They ask both ordinary employees and the higher-ups what is currently going on with the company and how the day-to-day operations stick to the original vision and mission. The truth may be harsh, but it is still the truth. When taken from the philosophical perspective, everyone in the company must know that the truth is there for all of them to see. If there are any corporate secrets that may be in danger of being exposed in the process of presenting the truth, the higher-ups can give vague yet substantial clues to what the secrets are without causing a scandal. When taken from the journalistic perspective, all parties involved are treated as equals. The company’s competitors can also be brought into the equation of fairness, as competition among businesses must be healthy and not marred with mud-slinging.

Besides the aforementioned benefits, motivational speakers provide objectivity in many other ways. Rapport and camaraderie between the employees and higher-ups, or even among the employees and among the high-ups, is enhanced. Since everyone in the company knows the plain truth, it is time for them to get their acts together for the betterment of the company itself.

With improved communication, ideas that are usually shut out of the board meeting can be brought up with no disagreements that may lead to hot-headed fist fights. Everyone involved can weigh on many possible ideas and can either pick the best idea out of the bunch or compile all the ideas into one solidified idea that will eventually have a great benefit on the company as a whole.

With objectivity, the target market(s) of the company can also be given more due focus. The motivational speaker can be a great fan of either the company or one of its products or services. With this in mind, he/she will provide his/her outsider’s perspective and contribute it to the plain truth that everyone in the company must hear. It is important that the speaker himself/herself has no biases when offering his/her perspective.

Look Into Garden City Real Estate

Posted in Real Estate on March 9th, 2015
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Properties for purchase and lease are aplenty in Garden City real estate. But it is not an assurance that the spots you may be interested in would still be available once you decide to go for it.

Has it happened to you in the past that you spotted some properties in Garden City real estate but held off your decision to purchase because you chose to look elsewhere first? By the time that you are ready to buy it, it’s no longer available. As much as you would like to feel bad about lost opportunities, you need to move on from it. But that should have served as a hard lesson for you already. Learn to make reservations.

Garden city real estateThink about it. It offers a lot of options from commercial to industrial to residential. Though some would prefer viewing some Victorian homes and decide later if they would go ahead and buy it for themselves, the rest have not removed the possibility of buying property for business purposes. Investing on some lots for gardening or for a set of houses for rental purposes are the usual plans why some decide to look into Garden City real estate. But they’re obviously not the only options.

Densely populated areas are viable spots worth leasing or purchasing if you have thought about expanding your business and choosing Garden City to place your first branch outside your hometown. The more constant the inflow of people to and from the area, the more stable the business would be for you. These spots are the ones usually available for a limited time only.

That is for good reason – you are not the only interested buyer online. And you might not be the only bidder either. There would be someone willing to pay high bucks to outrun you in getting that prime location for their own business expansion. Unless you have secured the right to purchase the prime location, it still has the risk of slipping out of your hands.

Check the spot too if it will remain densely populated for the following years to come. It may just be a seasonal thing. For example, some festivities going on in Garden City would keep the prime spots populated. School fairs and banquets would be a common sight for a time. If you open up for business at the time that the influx of potential customers converges at that occasion, how sure are you that in the following years to come, the influx of customers would be constant? This is why vacant lots and other properties for lease close to churches and schools are usually sold at a premium price.

Those who are undecided about buying opt to lease instead. They could not totally commit to buying the property but are interested enough to sign the lease agreement. This usually happens to some start-up businesses that didn’t have much funding yet to spend on assets. You got to give it to them. They have a business to manage. At the same time, they need to keep themselves within a budget. The time frame that they are building the business from the ground up would strengthen their capital in the long run to finally buy that property that they are leasing.

Call your nearest real estate broker and see what options are available for you. If there are limited slots only – reserve whenever possible.

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Custom Challenge Coins – How Did It Start In The Navy

Posted in Military on February 11th, 2015
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Navy custom challenge coins have sprung from the military. These challenge coins were presented as a symbol of admiration and thanks to the folks of the Navy. The first ever challenge coin there was descended from the World War I; and since that time, the service people were given the coins to signify their different departments. Every division has its own coin design, which represents the support and the respect of each of its members.

Custom Challenge CoinsThe people at Navy would possess these challenge coins with delight and pride simply because they know these coins symbolizes honor. The commanders and leaders of the Navy make the most of the coins to recognize and award their soldiers for the effort and commitment they have brought into play. The coins are an immense instrument to enhance the morale of the servicemen. The challenge coins may also be treated like a memorial that is given back for the namesake of those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the service of the country.

These challenge coins are crafted from many different kinds of metals. A few examples of these metals are bronze, gold and copper. The deep blue symbol is nicely imprinted on the coin. They can be obtained in various versions from several shops. Every single coin is created for its individual purpose. The challenge coins are shown and offered in line with the appreciation regarded by the team. They are also offered to the commanders or leaders no matter if they held the position in the past or at present.

The coins are dedicated to the servicemen of all of the different divisions. Each member of a department is esteemed to be given custom challenge coins. Several members of the navy receive the honor and respect of their positions. The rank or position of the serviceman will also be declared on the coins.

Commemorative Coins

Another form of custom challenge coins is the commemorative coins. They are used to give respect and honor to the navy soldiers. The commemorative challenge coins are given to servicemen regardless of their levels of skill. They are all regarded as honorable for their courage and bravery. These challenge coins are offered to all of them who command and manage the ships through the entire duration of the mission.

Considering that the duties of the crew are extremely crucial, the navy members are given extensive training for each and every predicament. The recognition is provided as a little token of gratitude for choosing to serve the navy as a way to defend their country.

Challenge coins in various branches

The navy is composed of a number of branches. These branches serve the country both during the battle and during the peace period. The navy custom challenge coins are offered in order to motivate and encourage this elite team of men and women whose duties vary from one crisis to another. Their potentiality to deal with these dangerous operations completely render them eligible for and deserving of receiving the challenge coins.

Commander’s excellence coin

This type of excellence coin was first presented during the period of desert storm turmoil. These coins were offered to the commanders or leaders who have displayed dedication and strong leadership skills. Through the excellence coins, the servicemen were recognized for their strength, their bravery and their loyalty to the country. For the navy, being given this custom challenge coin is one of the best ways to express appreciation to the folks who have dedicated their time and put their lives at risk in order to give protection to their nation.

Admiral Coins

Navy’s admiral coins tend to be very much loved and valued by whoever receives them. These challenge coins are crafted from various metals. Gold, nickel and bronze are the most widely used metals for these custom challenge coins. The admiral coin for the navy is distinctive and the valuation of this coin goes up based on the rank of the one who receives the coin.

Nooks and Crannies of a Golf Bag

Posted in Sports on February 10th, 2015
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Got your first golf bag? Unlike other types of bags, golf bags are designed in a way to hold golfing equipment safely and securely. There are other features available in this type of bag to hold specific items for golfing.

If you’re a newbie to golf bags, read on and we’ll discuss various parts and features of the golf bag.

golf bagsOne of the key functionalities of this type of bags is the dividers. Like other bags, dividers are used to compartmentalize objects found in the bag. It’s helpful in identifying and organizing the items found. It also aids in the ease of access to your equipment. Some bags, however, have no dividers. Think of an archer’s quiver, in this case. They are designed in such a way that it’s one big comparment to hold your golf clubs. Some bags, on the other hand, have multiple dividers, which only restrict one club in a single compartment. This is for meticulous owners who prefer that their clubs do not intermingle and brush against each other. Also, it is easier to draw a club from a single compartment. A specific compartment is called the putter well. As the name implies, this is designed to segregate the putter from the golf clubs. This is done to avoid damage on the clubs, and to restrict the clubs from damaging the putter’s head.

As with other types of bags, golf bags have number pockets as well. However, these differ in such a way that it holds various items specific for golfing, such as tees, golf shoes spikes, and golf balls. When looking at bags with multiplex pockets, always decide on the type of gear and number of items you have. As much as possible, you would want to have some basic pockets present in your bag, namely the apparel pocket, the valuables pocket, and a beverage holster. The apparel pocket is essential for your clothing needs, such as windbreakers in case of a match during dire conditions. Meanwhile, valuables pockets help secure the important items such as cell phone and other gadgets. Finally, you can’t beat the convenience found by opting to buy a bag with a beverage holster. An umbrella holder is also a great feature to find when choosing a bag.

Straps are also found in golf bags. When looking for a bag, always try it on and see if the straps and handles are placed in areas that are convenient and easy for you. This is to ensure that you will have an easy time handling and changing gears when you need to. The number of straps is also a consideration that must be done. For players who tend to walk a lot on the field, a single strap bag would be the perfect option. Meanwhile, a backpack style, dual strap bag would be better for those who don’t bring their bags regularly or walk on the field oftenly.

Rain hoods are another feature that some golf bags contain. These ensure protection during wet season, and helps maintain your items dry while you play. Like a windbreaker, it helps by shielding your items from water.

When buying a bag, you must always consider the type of player you are. Function must always come before the form, other wise you would just be throwing away money on functions that you do not need. You will be using your bag a lot, so it’s always important to find the one that fits perfectly on your playing style and needs. The bag will be your partner on the field, so take time and examine yourself before you get one.

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With the other types of bags, golf bags from Rockbottomgolf have number pockets. However, these differ in such a way that it holds various items specific for golfing, such as tees, golf shoes spikes, and golf balls.

5 Reasons Why Lanyards Are More Than Just Accessories

Posted in Product on February 4th, 2015
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Lanyards are not just neck accessories made from nylon or polyester. Aside from the fact that they can be customized, they also have many uses. They are not just merely key or ID holders because they can also be used as tools for achieving certain goals and making some people happy. Here are some of the reasons that prove how significant these personalized accessories are to mankind.

1. They Are Very Convenient

These neck accessories provide convenience. They play a part in making lives easier because they can save the time and effort of those who are having difficulty holding their belongings. Instead of putting their keys inside their pockets, they can use these personalized accessories to hang them. In that way, it would be easy for them to find the keys and open the door. Using these items can also lessen the chances of having lost or misplaced belongings.

2. Can Give You Security

wholesalelanyardsAside from being convenient carriers, these useful accessories can also make you feel safe. They are perfect for those who are running businesses because they can help companies in identifying their respective employees. Requiring employees to wear uniform ID holders and strictly implementing a “No Entry” policy for those who do not have their IDs and lanyards can help prevent a potential troublemaker from entering their company building. They can also help employees develop their self-discipline and sense of responsibility. School administrators can also use the accessory to teach school security to students.

3. A Useful Tool in Showing Support and Raising Awareness

Lanyards can also help fans in showing their loyalty and support to someone special to them. Supporters who want their bet to win the elections can wear one around their necks to show that they are really loyal to that candidate. These accessories can also save the candidate’s money. Instead of creating disposable campaign posters, political parties can allot a portion of their budget in designing reusable campaign materials like lanyards. If people will be able to see them, there’s a big chance that they might vote for that politician. If fans of pop stars and sport teams will also wear these creative mobile phone holders, they can help their favorite stars gain more fans. Even advocates of a certain cause can also wear them in order to raise awareness and show inspiring quotes.

4. Perfect Giveways that Show Gratitude

These awesome items can also serve as great giveways for various occassions. If you can think of something that you can give to your guests, giving these type of acessories can help solve your problem. Since these accessories can be customized, a couple can design one for their wedding. Even clans who are planning to have a family reunion can also give one to every relative who will attend the said event. They can truly make a special occasion more memorable and significant. Even companies can also use these accessories as contest prizes. They can help large companies in promoting their brand to customers.

5. Can Help You Express Yourself

Believe it or not, lanyards can also help you express yourself. Are you a fan of a celebrity or a supporter of a politician? Wear a lanyard to identify your fondness for the people you look up to. These customized items can also tell stories, send messages and reveal what kind of personality you have. Wearing and showing the design to the public can help you in introducing yourself to others. It can even help you to gain more friends with similar interests. Designing one, on the otherhand, can enhance your creativity and concentration. Wearing these accessories can also boost your confidence and uplift your spirit.