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Lower Back Pain In Early Pregnancy- Causes Of Pain And How To Make It Stop - 26 May 2015 07:35

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[[html]]Lower Back Pain In Early Pregnancy May Be Serious- See Your Obstetrician Promptly<br><br>At the onset of pregnancy, most women anticipate having a smooth gestational period throughout the fetal development process. It can be disappointing when women begin to experience discomforts that are associated with pregnancy. These discomforts can sometimes dull the joy of pregnancy. Back pain is a common inconvenience that may be experienced by the majority of pregnant women at one point or another. Lower back pain in early pregnancy may be harmless, however, it could also signify something far more serious. Lower back pain in your first trimester could indicate the possibility of just about anything from a kidney infection to a miscarriage. For this reason, it is important to see your healthcare provider immediately as soon as you experience back pain in early pregnancy so that they can perform the necessary testing and evaluation to rule out any serious conditions.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/chiropractor-21870426.jpg" width="324" /><br><br>It is important to see your provider to definitively rule out any serious issues that may be causing your back pain. Once your healthcare provider has ruled out any causes or conditions that may be harmful to you or the baby, you can assume that your back pain is benign. For the purposes of this article, we will assume that you have no dangerous underlying conditions and that there is no known cause for your pain. Because of this, we will focus on relieving your symptoms as opposed to finding the cause.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Y3DfZv-jRaM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Y3DfZv-jRaM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>There may be a psychological components directly related to the physiological component of lower back pain in early pregnancy. Often, when women find out that they are expecting, they may often hold their bodies differently and alter their posture. This can be caused by a sudden fluctuation in weight or in anticipation of future weight gain. It may be helpful to stand in front of a mirror and observe your posture. If you're not sure if you're standing as you normally do, ask someone else to look at your posture from the front and then from the back. You may find that your posture has changed without you realizing it. Keeping your spine aligned when you are standing or walking can help prevent back pain during pregnancy. As the woman's center of gravity shifts as the pregnancy progresses, it may become more difficult to keep the spine aligned correctly. This is often the cause of lower or upper back pain during the last trimester of pregnancy.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/16xk0DMLtko&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/16xk0DMLtko&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>It may be helpful to perform various stretching exercises throughout your pregnancy to ensure that your muscles remain strong. You will need the extra strength in order to support your weight as it continues to increase over time. Laying flat on your back on a firm surface, such as a carpeted floor may provide back pain relief for lower back pain in early pregnancy. Once you're on your back, point your toes and stretch your hands above your head. Repeat this five or six times before slowly raising back up again. Be sure to come to a sitting position slowly to ensure that you don't feel faint. It may also feel good to hug your knees from a sitting position, while lowering your chin to your chest. Alternate curling up with stretching out to stretch out your muscles and get instant back pain relief.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://blog.backpainrelief.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/chiropractor.jpg" width="256" /><br><br>As long as your healthcare provider says that it's okay, you may consider taking Tylenol to relieve your pain. If you have chronic back pain during pregnancy, you may begin compensating for the pain by changing your posture. This can cause long-term damage to your spine and worsen the problem. Taking medications to provide adequate pain relief can help ensure that you maintain normal posture and ensure a healthy back throughout your pregnancy. Always check with your Obstetrician before you take any medication while you are pregnant.<br><br>Finally, you may want to consider trying different products to relieve back pain. Many of these products involve gentle stretching and lumbar support to relieve your discomfort. A few of them have been designed by chiropractors, while others haven't been. Be sure to ask your doctor if the back pain relief product you are interested in is safe for you to use before you purchase it. Some people swear by these products, while others prefer to use more natural methods. It doesn't matter which you use- what is most important is eliminating your back pain so that you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.<br><br>Lower Back Pain In Pregnancy<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Six Years After the 2006 Pennsylvania Amish School Shootings - 25 May 2015 14:12

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[[html]]<img alt="" data-caption="" data-credit="" data-credit-link="" src="https://static.suite.io/article_images/orig/c8369350-9313-470a-a044-6335639b032b.jpg" title=""/>A lone gunman killed five young Amish women at a one-room schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in 2006. Several schoolgirls were injured. The perpetrator had ordered adults and boys out of the building before he attacked the girls.<br><br>…<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4gyl4KfDAYM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4gyl4KfDAYM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Amy Worden of the Philly.com news agency recently followed up on that event, to report on how the survivors and one of the responders are coping at the end of 2012.<br><br>The Police Chaplain and an Amish Community<br><br>Rev. Grover DeVault was never likely to become a friend and close supporter of an Old Order Amish community, except for that horrific incident of gun violence.<br><br><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0l_6_SDn8_I/UQabX-wy7cI/AAAAAAAAAT4/iONT8vxuOd8/s1600/11427_Beautiful_Paintings_Of_Nature_532_1.jpg" width="262" /><br><br>Rev. DeVault is not Amish; he had served in Vietnam during that unpopular war; in 2006 he was a chaplain working for the Pennsylvania state police.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8K08yOZ2X00&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8K08yOZ2X00&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>The Amish faith is a traditional peace church, opposed both to warfare and personal violence. They usually live in small rural communities with neither cars nor electricity from utility companies. They are best known for farming and furniture manufacturing, and for retaining much closer ties with their fellow believers than with non-Amish neighbours.<br><br>The Physical and Psychological Aftermath of the 2006 Amish Schoolhouse Shooting<br><br>One young woman was "severely disabled by her injuries" and continues to require physical care.<br><br><img src="http://www.modny73.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Scenery-Landscape-Paintings23.jpg" width="388" /><br><br>Some of the then-students continue to receive counselling. Several of the boys, now in their teens, have "survivors' guilt". Post-traumatic stress disorder is another psychological syndrome that several continue to experience.<br><br><img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2009-04/thomas-kinkade-oil-painting-526-18.jpg" width="310" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/EjxwNxGa7Is&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EjxwNxGa7Is&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Rev. DeVault's own PTSD goes back to his experiences under fire in Vietnam, but he has his own haunting memory from the schoolhouse shooting. The gunman had brought materials to the school to restrain his victims. Rev. DeVault believes torture was intended, and recalls the incident whenever he sees the innocuous hardware.<br><br>Friendship and Service<br><br>Despite Rev. DeVault's primary responsibility to the police and medical personnel who attended the Nickel Mine shooting, he also spent time with the victims' families and the survivors. As they shared prayers, hymns and meals, a bond of friendship developed that lasts to this day.<br><br>He continues to attend the annual memorial service in the Amish community, as well as weddings and funerals.<br><br>This group of Amish had also launched a charity to assist the gunman's widow and children shortly afterwards.<br><br>When they learned of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, many in the Nickel Mine community asked how they could help. Some wrote letters, or volunteered to travel if their presence were desired.<br><br>Sometimes only those who lived through one disaster can comfort those in similar situations.<br><br>References:<br><br>Amy Worden, Philadelphia Inquirer staff reporter. "Counselor has become friend to survivors of Amish school shooting". Dec. 24, 2012. Referenced Dec. 24, 2012.<br><br><a href='https://suite101.com/a/sdfsdf'>https://suite101.com/a/sdfsdf</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Chiropractor Salary Range - 25 May 2015 11:34

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[[html]]It is indeed befitting to quote the master when talking of chiropractic treatment and a chiropractor in general. D.D. Palmer says, "I feel it my bounden duty to not only replace displaced bones, but also teach others, so that the physical and spiritual may enjoy health, happiness and the full fruition of our earthly lives."<br><br>Chiropractic treatment seldom involves the use of medicine to cure or relieve the pain. Instead it uses a technique referred to as the chiropractic adjustment wherein the mobility of a particular injured joint is restored by application of controlled force. This helps in alleviating the muscle tightness and pain which in turn allows the tissues to heal. This technique uses a hand-on technique to treat the ailing bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and is known to lay focus on the overall health of the patient.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/LlkjdHSKNzk&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/LlkjdHSKNzk&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>The driving force behind this profession…<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Chiropractors have a strong belief that the proper alignment of the spine is beneficial in maintaining optimum health. According to them, even a slight misplacement in the spinal joints can lead to skeletal imbalance and low resistance levels in individuals. They also hold that spinal or vertebral dysfunction alters many important body functions by affecting the nervous system, and this alteration is bound to be the cause of pain and discomfort.<br><br><img src="http://www.thesantamonicachiropractor.com/images/benefitscontactpic1.jpg" width="313" /><br><br>How rewarding is this field?<br><br>&#13;<br><br>The average salary range of a chiropractor in the United States is approximately $131,555 per year. A chiropractor can earn anywhere between $32,750 to $150,570 annually. In the District of Columbia itself, the lowest recorded annual salary of a chiropractor is approximately $103,050 and the highest is approximately $249,091 per year. The median salary for the capital city hovers around $144,554 per year. <br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/121024025411-88-best-jobs-chiropractor-gallery-horizontal.jpg" width="311" /><br><br>The approximate average salary for each state is given below. The figures below are a rough estimate of the annual salary that a chiropractor gets, however it is subject to change.<br><br>Alabama - $131,555<br><br>Alaska - $140,196<br><br>Arizona - $114,959<br><br>Arkansas - $112,429<br><br>California - $161,170<br><br>Colorado - $120,134<br><br>Connecticut - $148,277<br><br>Delaware - $143,513<br><br>Florida - $123,288<br><br>Georgia - $123,473<br><br>Hawaii - $144,101<br><br>Idaho - $106,033<br><br>Illinois - $134,494<br><br>Indiana - $127,366<br><br>Iowa - $117,518<br><br>Kansas - $128,409<br><br>Kentucky - $121,480<br><br>Louisiana - $131,160<br><br>Maine - $133,925<br><br>Maryland - $136,816<br><br>Massachusetts - $145,335<br><br>Michigan - $134,882<br><br>Minnesota - $131,555<br><br>Mississippi - $109,190<br><br>Missouri - $128,409<br><br>Montana - $101,560<br><br>Nebraska - $114,333<br><br>Nevada - $134,420<br><br>New Hampshire - $137,705<br><br>New Jersey - $151,616<br><br>New Mexico - $113,409<br><br>New York - $132,487<br><br>North Carolina - $131,555<br><br>North Dakota - $118,136<br><br>Ohio - $130,450<br><br>Oklahoma - $124,918<br><br>Oregon - $127,423<br><br>Pennsylvania - $132,359<br><br>Rhode Island - $136,946<br><br>South Carolina - $120,499<br><br>South Dakota - $101,955<br><br>Tennessee - $121,557<br><br>Texas - $125,239<br><br>Utah - $125,368<br><br>Vermont - $128,542<br><br>Virginia - $130,173<br><br>Washington - $136,770<br><br>West Virginia - $114,480<br><br>Wisconsin - $119,875<br><br>Wyoming - $116,960<br><br>The job of a chiropractor entails…<br><br>… Reviewing patients' medical history and noting down their concerns.<br><br>… Conducting physical, neurological, and orthopedic examinations.<br><br>… Analyzing the patients' posture and spine.<br><br>… Correcting the spinal column with the hands-on technique.<br><br>… Evaluating the patients' posture.<br><br>… Conducting additional diagnostic tests.<br><br>… Application of additional treatment techniques if essential.<br><br>… Counsel patients on health and lifestyle issues.<br><br>What you have to do to become one…<br><br>&#13;<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Rc0Ic9aUNEA&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Rc0Ic9aUNEA&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>First and foremost, you need to complete your undergraduate school concentrating on laboratory sciences like biology, physics, and chemistry as your subjects. An additional course in psychology and liberal arts will be an added advantage. After completion of undergraduate schooling, you are expected to have a postgraduate professional degree, which is a four-year program encompassing laboratory work and practical instruction - hands-on experience. The completion of this intensive course earns you a Doctor of Chiropractic designation, which is a must to start practice. Besides, a chiropractor can also obtain a master's degree in nutrition and sports rehabilitation.<br><br>Apart from the degree and designation, a chiropractor needs a license to begin practice. For this you need to clear a state-administered examination. A point to be noted is that each state has their requirements to be met, which implies that a chiropractor's practice is restricted to the state from which he has obtained his license.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

The Painful Truth About Office Back Pain | Greg Voakes - 25 May 2015 07:52

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[[html]]Let's face it. Work can be a pain. Between deadlines, abrasive coworkers and budget cuts, the full-time office life often threatens to squelch even the cheeriest of employees. Now new research is proving what many of us have suspected for years — work can be a literal pain, too. Back pain in the workplace is a common occurrence, and yet few workers (and even fewer employers) know what to do to combat it beyond the occasional five-minute stretch at the water cooler. <br><br>It's easy to make light of something we are usually able to just mentally push past, but the truth of the matter is, desk life is accelerating damage and even death to our bodies, and our work culture must be revamped in order for many to get out alive. <br><br>While it may sound dramatic, both professional statistics and the everyday experience of many office workers currently prove that back pain is an incredibly common problem in the office, and that it can often lead to more dire consequences. <br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://images.all-free-download.com/images/graphiclarge/chiropractor_77296.jpg" width="351" /><br><br>How We Are Murdering Our Backs <br><br>Our bodies are not designed for a sedentary lifestyle, and yet in the face of such a technologically driven society, we often feel there is no choice but to spend generous portions of the day sitting in one spot. The average healthy person's back will take a beating from this low-energy lifestyle, leading to increased pain, stiffness and long-term problems. In other words, we prefer electronics over our physical well-being, and this needs to stop.<br><br>Our bodies are naturally designed to be active, and sedentary positions cause back muscles to tense up from supporting the rest of the body in a single stance for too long. The spine is also adversely affected and takes much longer to heal. We are unable to recover from much of this damage once it occurs, and women in particular will incur unsightly varicose veins that result in the same circulatory blockages that can cause the back pain. <br><br>Despite many companies promoting ergonomic working conditions, countless employees continue to practice poor posture and typing at their desk. This adds additional strain to the back, leading to long-term (and oftentimes permanent) damage to the lower back's ligaments. Outside of sitting all day at the office, some of us additionally sit in heavy traffic during our daily commute and also sit while eating lunch. This only adds to the stress on our back. <br><br>Finally, sitting contributes to obesity, which of course leads to undue strain on the back. Our joints and muscles are not designed to endure extra weight as the years go by, and as our bodies are aging and growing more frail, we are demanding they take on more work. It's a process that is detrimental to the whole of our systems, but often starts in the back. So, if you want to kill yourself while making a buck, consider continuing in your work routine. However if you're looking for a solution, read on. <br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/atSUUmwPEPc&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/atSUUmwPEPc&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>If you already consider yourself to be particularly active, other things can cause back pain in the workplace, including excessive force upon the back or repetitive movements for multiple hours.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://susandayley.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/chiropractor.jpg" width="273" /><br><br>Stopping the Downward Spiral<br><br>For those who work in an office environment full time, there are steps you can take to minimize back pain and injury. It's simple to suggest you make a fuss at work until your employer abolishes chairs and replaces all standard work stations with standing or treadmill desks, but in all honesty, that is quite a task and often far from realistic. If you are not fortunate enough to work for a company that keeps employee health at the top of the priority list, there are still things you can do to save your back and potentially your life. <br><br>Stay active. This is the most important thing you can do to prevent and/or relieve back pain. If you are able to, take frequent breaks at work and walk/jog during your lunch hour. Once you're home, overcome end-of-day fatigue by hitting the gym or walking the dog. In other words, avoid the TV and Internet. Speak to your employer about minimal adjustments you can make to reduce chronic pain. This could include getting a chair specifically designed to alleviate back pain or an adjusted schedule to allow for stretches and an active breather from your cubicle. Don't call in sick and stay in bed if you're feeling mild to moderate pain — the more you can continue to engage in active life and work to refine your daily desk routine, the better.When pain is exceptionally bad, call a doctor. While rare, back pain can be a sign of something more serious. And, as mentioned prior, if your desk job is causing damage to your back, it could be causing damage to other parts of the body as well. <br><br>Employers Can Be Life Savers<br><br>While still far from the norm, employers are beginning to step up and recognize the issue of back pain and other mild injuries in the workplace. Some organizations who focus on the rights of the worker have begun to view employers as the enemy. This has led to many improvements in working conditions across the country, varying by profession. If you are an employer looking to preserve the health and wellness of your employees, there are some things you can do: <br><br>Encourage your staff to report symptoms in their early stages. This minimizes serious injury and also presents your company as a positive, caring environment that takes care of issues early. Design your workplace with minimal risks, perhaps including a standing desk option or offering a free or very low cost exercise class at lunchtime. Evaluate your company via a risk assessment and take necessary steps to improve based upon the findings. Arrange for proper coverage during busy seasons so employees are not working excessive overtime or placing undue strain on their bodies. Train employees on proper lifting or any other physical task that is applicable to your place of business. Keep your workplace clean and free of any items that could be a tripping or falling hazard, potentially leading to back injury. <br><br>No matter what your position in the corporate world, make sure you are taking steps to protect your health and well-being. We may live in a society where we are expected to stay silent about every day aches and pains, but when it comes to the health of your back, it could quickly affect other parts of the body and turn into a company liability nobody wants to deal with.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/kim8-wepjEg&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/kim8-wepjEg&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Business News & Financial News - 25 May 2015 02:07

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[[html]]<img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VmNbLmIZin8/TTk_SObBxLI/AAAAAAAAAjA/YIhmO2D0QeA/s1600/figure+painting.jpg" width="387" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>WASHINGTON - The U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects.<br><br>9:24am EDT<br><br>NEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc has started booking revenue from retail sales in individual European countries, instead of channeling all sales through low-tax Luxembourg, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.<br><br>5:23pm EDT<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/OmqPIsgfDe0&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/OmqPIsgfDe0&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>LONDON - Finance ministers from the world's largest developed economies meet in Germany this week against a backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil.<br><br><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/%27Buffalo_Hunt_on_the_Southwestern_Prairies%27%2C_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_John_Mix_Stanley%2C_1845%2C_Smithsonian_American_Art_Museum_%28Washington_D._C.%29.jpg" width="322" /><br><br>7:44am EDT<br><br>(This May 23 story has been corrected in paragraph 3 to clarify that the company will announce results of financial improvement studies, not pay adjustments, before Ramadan)<br><br><img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2009-04/thomas-kinkade-oil-painting-526-18.jpg" width="310" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/iPZK8ljTyFE&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/iPZK8ljTyFE&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>2:17am EDT<br><br>KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Khazanah Nasional [KHAZA.UL] said it had appointed Mohammad Faiz Azmi to oversee the restructuring of now delisted Malaysian Airline System Bhd into a new company that will be owned by the sovereign fund.<br><br>9:44pm EDT<br><br><a href='http://www.reuters.com/finance'>http://www.reuters.com/finance</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Newsroom | - 24 May 2015 14:08

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[[html]]Our #sustainability goals help us develop operational excellence and drive positive change in our business. http://t.co/teZ2s5lv5J-27 weeks 1 day ago <br><br><img src="http://www.piersidegallery.com/artists/andrew/andrew-2008-flyin-art-atroshenko-painting.jpg" width="273" /><br><br>Do carrots help your eyesight? Maybe. But we do know that when they're in Mistic, they help your tastebuds!-27 weeks 1 day ago <br><br><img src="http://www.oceansbridge.com/paintings/museums/new-hermitage/Achenbach_Andreas-ZZZ-Landscape_with_a_Stream.jpg" width="367" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br><a href='https://dpsg.newshq.businesswire.com/'>https://dpsg.newshq.businesswire.com/</a><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/u1p7pRSUdxM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/u1p7pRSUdxM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Choosing Great Painting Business Names - 23 May 2015 14:07

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[[html]]A good business name is necessary to help you to build a strong brand and market your services successfully. A strong brand will give your business an identity in the market place, help you to make a good first impression on people and help to build a positive reputation among customers in the long run.<br><br>Below we have set out a number of tips and ideas for you to consider as you proceed to think suitable painting company names.<br><br>Don't Limit Future Opportunities<br><br>Effective business names give potential customers a clear message about what products or services a company offers. This is one sensible approach but it is important not to pigeon hole your business too much as you may want to change direction, sell the business or introduce new services at a later date. Your name should indicate what you do while still being general enough to offer flexibility.<br><br>By all means include the word 'painting' in your name, but don't be too specific about the market that you are targeting or the exact services that you offer. If you feel that you will branch out into other areas in the future then the word 'contractor' may be more suitable.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4gyl4KfDAYM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4gyl4KfDAYM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>You should also think twice before including the owners name in the business name. This can offer a nice personal touch and give customers the impression that they are dealing with somebody who has a good reputation. However, this approach can make it hard for you to sell your business if you want to do so at some point in the future.<br><br>Including the name of the area or region where you are doing business is also an option that usually works well. However, if you ever want to offer services outside of this zone then such a name can become irrelevant or confusing.<br><br>Memorable and Unique<br><br>A great name for a business is one that can be easily remembered. People should be able to recall it after hearing it only once or twice and they should be able to pronounce it correctly. Once you have a short list you can run some tests on family and friends. See which ones they were able to hear clearly over the phone and which ones they were able to remember a week later. If you can think of a name that will stick in people's minds then you will really have their attention.<br><br>A great name should be unique and professional at the same time. If you look in The Yellow Pages or online you will find plenty of clever, catchy and creative painting business names. While names that are funny can sometimes get more attention, you may find that some sectors of the market don't relate to them, misunderstand them or even find them offensive. The best choice is often to go with a more conservative sounding name. This will come across as being much more professional and appeal to a wider market.<br><br>Originality and Usage Rights<br><br>While you can look to other industries for inspiration, don't imitate the names of other local businesses too closely or you will risk confusing consumers. You need something that is truly original if you want your business to stand out.<br><br>Make sure that no other companies are already using the name that you would like to use. Search The Yellow Pages, the Internet and the database at your county clerk's office to make sure that you don't infringe on the intellectual property of other companies or individuals.<br><br>Domain Name Registration<br><br><img src="http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/080/7/1/ballerina_original_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_leonidafremov-d5yrt68.jpg" width="297" /><br><br>Check that there is a suitable domain name available and register it at the same time as you finalize your business name. You will need to get a website up at some time and it is nice to have a domain that matches your name.<br><br>Preferential Listings<br><br>Many people name their business 'A Plus Painting' or something similar because they want to be among the first listings in The Yellow Pages. This is becoming less important these days though as popular search engines on the Internet don't display search results alphabetically.<br><br>Acronyms<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/X86uAWWZHi0&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/X86uAWWZHi0&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Give some thought to acronyms. If done right they can be an easy way for customers and business associates to refer to your business by using the first letter of each word. Just make sure that you stay away from embarrassing or weird acronyms.<br><br>Expert Advice<br><br>Many people underestimate the importance of a business name. It is one of the elements that will help your company to win the hearts and minds of the marketplace over many years. Some smart entrepreneurs are now starting to hire naming experts to help them make this crucial decision. While it is unlikely that a small painting startup would go to such expense it wouldn't hurt to run your ideas past someone with a decent level of experience in business.<br><br>Avoid a Name Change at All Costs<br><br><img src="http://www.mostinterestingfacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/most-famous-paintings-in-the-world-Starry-Night-by-Vincent-Van-Gogh.jpg" width="272" /><br><br>Sometimes it becomes necessary for businesses to change their names because they have become old fashioned or irrelevant. This may become necessary for you at some point in the future but you should do your best to avoid this. The costs associated with such a change can be extensive so your selection should be able to stand the test of time.<br><br>A Name That You Like<br><br>Above all, you, as the owner of a painting business have to have a name that you like. There is no point in using a name that sounds embarrassing or makes you cringe every time you say it. Your business name should inspire you and make you feel proud to be a painting contractor.<br><br>Don't treat the selection of your painting company name too lightly. Give this important decision the time that it deserves and come up with something that can carry your painting business forward to future success.<br><br>By: Hayden Grey<br><br>Article Directory: http://www.articledashboard.com<br><br>For more information check out Starting a Painting Business&#13;<br><br><a href='http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/Choosing-Great-Painting-Business-Names/2195415'>http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/Choosing-Great-Painting-Business-Names/2195415</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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Painting Outdoor Rocking Chairs by Rachel Dawson - 23 May 2015 12:05

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[[html]]Wooden outdoor rocking chairs may not require any finish. Some woods, particularly teak, cedar, and cypress, possess qualities that allow them to withstand weathering with very little maintenance and no chemical treatment. These woods resist moisture and dry out faster than other woods. Natural oils they produce repel insects and pests. When left unfinished, the wood weathers, over time, into a silvery gray. Owners who wish to preserve the woods original color will need to choose a finishing method for their outdoor rocking chairs. Staining, sealing, painting, and oiling are some of the alternatives available.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BC1QcDkYtEw&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/BC1QcDkYtEw&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Before painting outdoor rocking chairs, you should give the wood a light sanding. Sanding the wood smooths it before a first application of paint or stain. It also helps to remove old layers of paint or stain when you want to refinish the wood. Rub the sandpaper in the same direction as the grain. (The grain is the lines in the wood.) After you finish sanding, you should rub the wood with a clean cloth to remove the dust you have created with your sandpaper. If you find that a dry cloth is not sufficient, use a slightly damp rag. But in this case, be sure that the wood is completely dry before you apply primer or paint.&#13;<br><br>You may wish to apply a primer as your first coat. A primer usually helps the finishing paint to adhere to the surface better. Some people, however, choose not to use a primer. If you are painting new outdoor rocking chairs, a primer may not be necessary. However, if you are painting chairs that have already weathered or have been previously painted or stained, you will find primer a helpful tool. Primer is usually necessary if you are switching from light color to dark, or vice-versa. It not only helps the paint to adhere, but it also provides for more even color.&#13;<br><br><img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2009-05/josephine-wall-oil-painting-569-6.jpg" width="384" /><br><br>After you finish your last coat of paint, you might be pleased with your accomplishment. But as the months roll by, you may begin to wonder when you might have to repaint your masterpieces. You will probably need to refinish your wooden outdoor rocking chairs every 1 to 3 years. So if you have paint left over from your initial finishing work, save it. You can store paint safely by closing the lid tightly and storing the can away from extreme temperatures. As a flammable substance, paint can create a hazard if close to a heat source. Freezing can also cause water-based paint to degrade.&#13;<br><br>When you prepare to repaint your wooden outdoor rocking chairs, remember to clean the chair if you have not done so recently. Let the wood dry completely before continuing. Dont forget to sand the wood and use primer.&#13;<br><br><img src="http://twilightreadings.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/img_0413.jpg" width="349" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ik2gwIAgS1U&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ik2gwIAgS1U&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Many outdoor rocking chairs may be left unfinished safely. You can also choose to let these same woods weather on a trial basis. If you dont like the silvery gray look, you can finish the rockers at that time. When you are finished painting, store unused paint carefully or dispose of it properly.&#13;<br><br><a href='http://www.articlecity.com/articles/home_improvement/article_3539.shtml'>http://www.articlecity.com/articles/home_improvement/article_3539.shtml</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

'Blue Dog' painting recovered hours after being stolen in New Orleans | Reuters - 23 May 2015 02:07

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[[html]]<img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2008-12/chinese-art-painting-289-2.jpg" width="288" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/u1p7pRSUdxM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/u1p7pRSUdxM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>NEW ORLEANS A painting by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue that depicts him as a blue dog beside his bride on their wedding day was recovered undamaged hours after it was stolen from a New Orleans gallery, a gallery spokesman said on Wednesday. <br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BC1QcDkYtEw&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/BC1QcDkYtEw&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>The 1997 painting "Wendy and Me," with an estimated value of $250,000, was found late on Tuesday leaning against the wall of a hotel, less then three blocks from where it was stolen off the wall of the Rodrigue Studio in New Orleans' French Quarter, gallery spokesman Andrew Freeman said.<br><br><img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2009-05/chinese-painting-531-2.jpg" width="351" /><br><br>Members of the band Stereo Fire Empire, who found the painting, turned it over to police, and it was returned to its place on the wall on Wednesday with a guard watching over it, Freeman said.<br><br>In a statement provided by Freeman, a New Orleans police spokesman said the man believed to have stolen the painting remained at large. Police did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.<br><br>"We are so thankful for the good Samaritans that saved this special artwork," Jacques Rodrigue, who helps manage his late father's art, said in a statement. "Dad painted 'Wendy and Me' for his wedding to Wendy so this is an irreplaceable piece to my family."<br><br><img src="http://www.mattawamum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/painting2.jpg" width="396" /><br><br>George Rodrigue rose to prominence in the 1990s with his series of paintings depicting blue dogs based on a Cajun legend of a werewolf or ghost dog threatening to haunt naughty children.<br><br>He died in 2013 at age 69 of complications from cancer, his son said.<br><br>(Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Peter Cooney)<br><br><a href='http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/07/us-usa-painting-new-orleans-idUSKBN0KG2BG20150107'>http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/07/us-usa-painting-new-orleans-idUSKBN0KG2BG20150107</a><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/pw5ETGiiBRg&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/pw5ETGiiBRg&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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