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How Do You Define a Woman?
A woman can be your mother, a sister, friend, classmate or your special someone, your girlfriend. Every woman in your life deserves real special attention from you.
Every woman expects their men to be remembering special dates or occasion. That man can be her husband, son or a special someone like her boyfriend.
They hate it so much when a man forgets their special day, their birthday. You can miss a million events in her life but never ever missed her birthday.
It is a very special occasion in a woman’s life and she is not expecting lavish gifts but simply remembering her on her special day.
Is it Really Difficult to Make a Woman Happy?
A woman has simple happiness. Just be there for her is enough to make her feel happy.
However, if she often feels neglected, she loses her confidence in herself. There’s a lot of reason to make her happy.
One of which is her family. Her husband, her kids and if she is still single, her parents.
Those who don’t have a family yet but is engaged or in a relationship, she mostly demands it from her boyfriend. Women may seem complicated but in reality, they are not.
They simply dwell on her emotions and most of the time, she allows her feelings to go over her.
Once a woman gets drowned by her own emotions, she freaks out and this is what most men see as complicated. There are things that flare up a woman.
Take a look at these things and avoid compromising her with these things, as it is non-negotiable to her and you can never bargain in any way.
Things that Stirs Up a Woman’s Anger
As we have mentioned earlier, she is good at remembering dates, sometimes even the exact time and place. If you want to live in peace, mark those dates in your calendar.
Occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and the like are non- negotiable. You ought to remember these dates or else, something might happen to you.
Much as we say that women are not very particular with gifts, they still want to be surprised once in a while.
If it is her birthday, better be ready with something she did not expect. Of course, you need to be prepared for these.
Preparing a real leuk verjaardagscadeau vrouw you love is really important.
What gift can you give her? Your presence! Being there on her special day is enough to surprise her. This is good especially when she is not expecting you to come as expected.
A surprise visit to her office is an effective birthday present.
Women like surprises. Little and random surprises are enough to make her day. A surprise gift, surprise visits anything but surprise will bring a smile to her face.
She will love you to the moon and back if you are able to give her these pretty little surprise of her life.
Knowing what your girl wants will lead you to a lasting relationship. After all, a woman is not a complicated creature.
Growing hair and maintaining it properly does take time and effort and is a major problem for many out there. For some people, the hair growth is much slower than others and they need to follow a few steps to increase their hair growth and also strengthen the roots of the hair. Please consider that it is not possible to grow hair overnight by any means and you have to follow certain steps to observe an increased hair growth within a month or two.
Tips for hair growth
Besides these tips make sure the hair products you are using whatever it is, is free from parabens and SLS. Thus, these remedies will not take very long to work and you have your desired hair growth within a month or two.
Debt management is a valuable art which is quite difficult for a common person to master by himself. Therefore, the aid of a credible and experienced debt settlement company is necessary. Such a company provides counseling and guidance in managing the debts and provides you with the option to settle your debt with minimum payments.
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It is an expert in all kinds of debt settlements. The National Association of Credit Management has a very clear set of objectives and aims at getting the clients the best possible solution for their debt problems. The company is managed by qualified agents and it provides excellent customer services.
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The debt has an impact on the life change of an individual in numerous ways. The positive side of this effect is visible when a person uses the loaned money to meet his expenses. However, life is adversely affected once the payments are to be made because they carry a percentage of interest. This causes problems and the individual becomes a defaulter due to delay in payments.
As a result, the outstanding loan amount keeps on increasing and a bigger portion of income is utilized for debt servicing. National Association of Credit Management tries to bring the lives of the clients back to normal by helping them settle their loans. A few of the services offered by the National Association of Credit Management are:-
It is necessary for an individual to understand the mechanics of his credit scores. The National Association of Credit Management offers numerous avenues to get this essential knowledge. It educates the clients on the advantages and disadvantages of various loan packages.
It also provides guidance to manage the loans without seeking any professional help. The legal matters related to the loans are also a part of the educational plan offered by the National Association of Credit Management.
The huge debts become extremely disturbing for an individual. National Association of Credit Management provides expert advice and counseling on the management of the debt. It evaluates the financial position of a client and advises him regarding the expenditures. It also provides assistance in the settlement of credit card loans.
The company can be contacted at the following address:-
6216 Old Keene Mill Court,
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The company can be contacted at the following address:-
6216 Old Keene Mill Court,
Springfield, VA 22152
Most municipalities in Colfax County are eligible to apply for a new economic development assistance program passed by the Legislature this year and signed by the governor in late March.
The Frontier Communities Initiative is being administered by the New Mexico MainStreet program, although the program is for small communities that are not MainStreet members. Any incorporated community with a population of less than 7,500 can apply as long as it does not currently have New Mexico MainStreet program status or status as a New Mexico Arts and Cultural District. Raton is part of both of those programs so is not eligible for the Frontier Communities Initiative, but Colfax County’s other municipalities are eligible.
New Mexico MainStreet, which operates as part of the state Economic Development Department, is now accepting applications for the Frontier Communities Initiative, which is designed to be a community economic development partnership that allows the state to provide small, rural communities with assistance in economic development projects.
The new initiative is intended to provide professional technical support as a community develops what New Mexico MainStreet calls “a catalytic economic development project within a traditional or historic commercial district such as a courthouse square or village plaza.” Other potential projects listed in information about the new program include improvements to historic buildings, cleaning up commercial property storefronts, developing and aiding community parks within a historic or cultural district, adding pedestrian safety amenities, establishing an entrepreneur or business development project, and branding and marketing of a destination.
The proposed projects “should demonstrate their positive impact on job creation, business development or enhancing the local economic environment,” according to MainStreet. A community may nominate only one project in its application.
State MainStreet officials will select communities to participate in the Frontier Communities Initiative through the current application process. Officials noted the initiative is not a grant program, and direct funding for selected projects is not included with services and resources provided for the project.
The legislation that created the initiative appropriated $100,000 from the state’s general fund to New Mexico MainStreet for the purpose of providing the services to selected communities during the state’s next fiscal year that begins July 1.
According to a Legislative Finance Committee report on the bill issued during this year’s legislative session, the small communities that are eligible for this program historically have “not had local capacity to meet National Trust MainStreet Center standards for the MainStreet program,” although “the need for commercial revitalization remains a clear economic need and goal in rural ‘frontier’ communities in New Mexico.” This legislation established a program for all of the state’s small communities — regardless of whether MainStreet status is held — “tailored to the needs of smaller New Mexican communities that can benefit from the services provided by MainStreet to promote economic development,” according to the report.
Applications for the inaugural Frontier Communities Initiative are due by June 21 at 2 p.m. Selection of communities for the program will be completed in early summer with selected projects to begin in late summer or fall of this year.
Information about the Frontier Communities Initiative, including application details, is found at www.gonm.biz/Frontier_Communities.aspx or by contacting Rich Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (505) 827-0168.
Winter in the Big Apple can be a lot of fun, even during the cold winter months that cause other cities to go dormant. Winter visitors know they can stave off the winter chill with a Broadway show or by celebrating the New Year in Time’s Square alongside other revelers. But there’s plenty more to do. From November to February, the ground may be frozen, but visitors find that New York City is still very much alive.
Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center may have the single most recognizable Christmas tree in America. If possible, be there for the official lighting ceremony in late November or early December. Even if you miss the lighting event, take time out to visit the tree and snap a photo or two if you are there before the tree is taken down in early January. (See “Resources” below.)
The Big Apple is a shopper’s heaven, but for those who only wish and window shop, the city offers the perfect opportunity during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Most of the bigger retailers in New York, including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, create breathtaking holiday window displays. They might just entice you to break the bank and do a little shopping while you’re in town.
Take Up Ice Skating
Ice skating is an NYC winter favorite. Central Park has a great ice skating rink, as does Rockefeller Center. Bryant Park is also a popular spot. The ice gets packed with skaters of all ages and skill levels, so don’t be afraid to fall if you have never ice skated before.
For those who would like to ice skate in places that are a little less well-known, consider checking out the Polar Rink near the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side. Tickets are $8-$10 for adults and children.
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers offers ice skating year-round at 23rd Street and the Hudson River. Admission for adults is $12.50; helmet and skate rentals are available for $3.
MLK Day Parade
Martin Luther King Day is a large celebration in New York City. Each year a parade is held to honor the memory of Dr. King and his impact on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. It begins at 1 p.m. at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street and proceeds down Fifth Avenue to 86th Street.
The NYC parade often includes more than 25,000 participants and even more spectators (see “References” below). Prepare to pack in with thousands of others for this Big Apple tradition. Whether you participate or just look on from the sidelines, the MLK Day celebration is bound to be unlike any other celebration you have attended.
Winter Restaurant Week
New York City restaurants host two official Restaurant Weeks each year (see “Resources” below). One is during the summer and the other is in the winter. This is a time to sample some of the best fare that the Big Apple has to offer at deeply discounted prices. Make the most of this opportunity by trying something new, whether a dish or a cuisine. The event takes place at participating restaurants around town.
I am writing this while traveling back from the ultra-theme park vacation for our family. We had a great time with plenty of fun had all around. Needless to say, I also came back with several rants as well.
This trip is the most commercial, materialistic vacation we have ever taken as a family. Not that we are necessarily opposed to the much-hyped tourist destinations, but typically we are the type to go camping or visit a national park for our outings. We enjoy the great outdoors and enriching our kids’ lives, and ours with a little history whenever possible. That said, I do feel like it is a great experience for kids to see Disneyland at least once in their lives. Call me a sucker for the advertising.
Before going, we ordered and received the complimentary Disney vacation DVD they send out to get you “prepared” for your visit. It showed out kids a little of what was coming, but be warned this is basically an advertisement for their hotels and an invitation to spend as much as possible with the options that are conveniently located within the park. What really struck me about the Disney message though, and quite frankly rubbed me the wrong way, is the whole idea of “Where your dreams come true.” Is this the message I want my kids believing in? Ok, I don’t really think they are going to believe it, but there is some heavy brainwashing going on throughout the mini-movie. In fact, at one point they actually say “Disneyland “ the only place where your dreams come true.” Let me repeat that”¦only place“¦yikes!
Ok, that little bit of griping about their marketing aside, Disney is a sensory overload for kids that they absolutely love. Like a local carnival on steroids times 10, there is simply no way to get everything in the kids to want in a 2-day park hopper pass as we did. That’s a good thing, though. Getting in loads of fun, but leave the kids realizing there was even more fun to be had. We did hit several of the big rides more than once though, so we didn’t do too bad.
My biggest complaint is the price of food. Not only is it overpriced and only so-so quality, but they essentially force it on you. You are prohibited from bringing in outside food beyond a water bottle and snack items, and they even search your bags on the way in under the guise of security. Sure you are looking for a bomb, especially when you poked through the little mini cooler we had for cheese sticks and milk for our baby. Did I happen to mention the food was overpriced? We already paid a fortune to get in this place, now we need to use that home equity loan to feed the family a meal to get through the day.
My next thought is more of a funny one than complaining. We arrived early to be at the gates right when they open. We were 5 families back or so at our gate, so we had a jump on things. We had our plan in hand ready to rush to the first ride and get going with a bang. The gates opened ~15 minutes early, so we felt like we had won a prize for being the early birds, but it was not so. We rushed ahead past the shops which were open, only to be greeted by a rope barrier and some friendly security guards keeping us in the main street shopping area until the last second before opening. Yep, we had to wait in what would be our second of oh so many lines of the day, even before getting on our first ride. I figured they wanted to entice to shop right at the get-go, but they had another plan in mind. Right at the top of the hour a big announcement came on welcoming us to the park and essentially releasing the hounds in one big hyped moment. It worked, our kids were jazzed to take off from the starting line and rush out to our first ride. Those Disney marketing folks know what they are doing.
Lines, need I say more? Lines stink, but I have admitted we had our timing about as perfect as it could be. Most of our lines were short because we went on off days and an off-peak week. I shudder to think of what it would have been like during the peak times.
We did miss out on a couple of the big name rides, particularly Splash Mountain and the Aladdin stage show. That is the price you pay for being there in off-peak times.
We did the rounds since we had already traveled such a long distance to get to these oases of fun. First Legoland, which is only for the young kids; then Sea World followed by a day at the beach to take a break; finally a two-day finale at Disney and California Park Adventure. I am “parked” out now, but we have created some significant, fun memories for the kids. That’s what it’s all about, right?
So, with my little complaints aside, would I do it again? You bet. Every year with the kids, not a chance. Maybe in 4 or 5 years when my youngest is old enough to have her own set of memories to cherish; then she can get her adventure with Mickey and the gang.
Murray & Roberts Cementation has secured a R2.6 billion (ca US$ 250 million) award at De Beers’ Venetia underground mine project. This award is the first of a series of potential awards to Murray & Roberts Cementation by De Beers to build its multi-billion rand underground mine beneath the operating open pit diamond mine.
The Venetia deposit consists of 12 kimberlite pipes. Currently De Beers is mining two of the largest in a single, open pit operation.
The planned investment to convert the open pit into an underground mine is expected to cost some US $2 billion. Open pit operations would continue to 2021 and the conversion to underground mining is expected to extend the life of the mine by 25 years to 2046.
Henry Laas, Group Chief Executive, Murray & Roberts comments “This award by De Beers secures Murray & Roberts Cementation’s first major award at Venetia. The planned total investment by De Beers at Venetia potentially represents the single largest opportunity to Murray & Roberts since the Eskom power build programme.”
The scope of works comprises the building of an entire underground mine, which includes the sinking, equipping and commissioning of a decline shaft and two vertical shafts, horizontal tunnel development to provide access to and the establishment of loading levels, as well as associated ventilation, ground and water handling infrastructure.
Laas continues “This is a flagship project for Murray & Roberts and our local project team has been complimented with project management and operational capacity from our Cementation mining companies in Australia and Canada, demonstrating the breadth of capability and experience available in our Group. The more advanced Canadian shaft sinking methodology will be utilised for sinking the vertical shafts and Cementation Canada, who is recognised as leaders in applying this methodology, will be providing specialist training of the shaft sinking crews.”
Venetia is currently an open pit mine and South Africa’s largest producer of diamonds, contributing 40% of the country’s annual production. The mine is in Limpopo Province in the northeast corner of South Africa.
“The Canadian shaft-sinking model is designed for all activities in the shaft-sinking production cycle to be undertaken in-line. Although good sinking rates are possible with this methodology, the primary drive in the transition to this methodology is improved safety, as no concurrent shaft sinking activities are required,” concludes Laas
Colorado-based Midway Gold announced Monday that it has closed a US$55 million project finance facility with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
The loan facility will be used to fund continued development of Midway’s Pan Gold Mine now under construction in western White Pine County, Nevada. Pan’s first gold pour is expected in the fourth quarter of this year.
Gold will be mined from two separate pits at an average annual production of 81,000 gold ounces at an average cash cost of $584 per ounce and a fully loaded cost of $824/oz.
The operation is expected to have a mine life of nine years with proven and probable reserves of 864,000 gold ounces and 1.13 million measured and indicated ounces.
The loan facility is comprised of two tranches including a project finance facility of US$45 million, plus a cost overrun facility of US$10 million. The facility is secured by all of assets of the Pan project. It also includes an 11% life of mine production hedging program.
Project capex for the open pit, heap leach operation is estimated at $99 million.
The operation will use Ledcor Group as a contract miner.
Midway’s operation is permitted for twice the current size of the Pan mine. Its sister gold project Gold Rock is located eight kilometers away from Pan. Production at Gold Rock is targeted to begin in 2017.
The company is also involved in the Spring Valley Joint Venture with Barrick Gold, which has a 70% interest in the JV. Barrick will fund everything to production.
The main road to the village of Beit Dajan, south-east of Nablus, has been blocked for the past ten years. At its edge stands a metal gate, bound by a heavy chain that keeps it locked and immoveable. As if to emphasize the fate of this road, a large razor wire barricade stands halfway between the gate and the village. Beyond the shut gate stretches a well-kept road – Route 557 – that begins at the notorious Huwarrah checkpoint at the entrance to Nablus, and ends at entrance gate to the Jewish-only settlement of Elon Moreh. Route 557 is what in Israeli army-speak is called a “sterile road”, meaning Palestinians are not allowed on it.
Marking the beginning of a campaign to open the village’s main artery to Nablus, hundreds gathered outside the mosque following the Friday midday prayer. The protesters, about three hundred in number, made their way to the razor wire barricade laid halfway through the road, and removed it. From there they marched towards the metal gate waving flags, carrying banners and chanting slogans against the settlements, the theft of their land and water, and demanding the opening of the road.
As the protesters neared the gate, soldier immediately came out of the one military jeep that was waiting there, and began immediately throwing tears-gas grenades, demanding that the protesters retreat 200 meters away from the road. One soldier fired several tear-gas projectiles on the ground, dangerously close to protesters who were posing no risk to him. Showers of tear-gas continued for approximately 40 minutes, but due to favorable winds, were not able to break the demonstration. Protesters continued to chant slogans, and occasionally return a smoking tear-gas grenade to its rightful owners.
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