26. May 2012 · Comments Off on Have a Fun Time Buying Epcot Tickets and Discovery Island Tickets · Categories: Destinations · Tags: , ,

 

Epcot is a planned city for future in the Walt Disney World Resort. Epcot features two distinct sections such as Future World and World Showcase. The EPCOT stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed, but will always be introducing and testing and demonstrating new materials and systems.

Buy Epcot Tickets to get entry into this theme park of Walt Disney World Resort. This park is the live example of international culture and technological innovation.

A variety of attractions are there in EPCOT. Mission Space is the wonderful adventure of space without leaving the earth. Test Track is the longest and fastest ride which is another hair rising ride in Disney World. Besides these rides, Honey, I Shrunk The Audience is an interactive 3-D with incredible special effects and awesome surprises. However, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, Turtle Talk with Crush are some of the attractions found in EPCOT.

Discovery Island of Walt Disney Resort is a zoological park located on an island across Wilderness Lodge and River country. Discovery Island features over 140 species of animals, several of which are threatened with extinction, and 260 species of tropical plants including 5 species of bamboo, all arranged in a series of walkways around the island.

The natural beauty of this place can make you feel energetic and fresh. Among the places of interest, Tree of Life is the most significant place in Discovery Island and it is situated in the center of Animal Kingdom. In its base you can see a 3-D show called as “It’s tough to be a Bug”.

Above all, Discovery Island has several dinning venues where lunch, dinner and breakfast are served. Hence it can be recognized as a perfect place for holiday makers who love animals and natural ambiance, and this astounding experience can be yours with Discovery Island Tickets.

The only way to explore and experience the above mentioned events is to buy Disney World Tickets which covers all the exciting places of Disneyland.

23. May 2012 · Comments Off on Viewing Dakar and Goree Island Whilst at International Pen Congress · Categories: Travel And Leisure · Tags: , ,

After the first World Festival of Negro Arts was organized here in Dakar Senegal in 1966, a number of institutions were reoriented toward African traditions, and others such as the Dynamique Museum, the Daniel Sorano Theatre, and the Tapestry Factory of Thi?s got created. Quite a number of intellectual as well as cultural institutions also came into being. The Fundamental Institute of Black Africa (Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire; IFAN) Museum in Dakar explores the anthropology of Africa and has a collection of African art, while the IFAN Museum in Saint-Louis focuses on studying and preserving the history of the Senegambian region. Other areas such as the craft village of Soumb?dioune as well as Goree Island in Dakar have become popular marketplaces and centres for Senegalese artisans.

Much wealth of human spirit and culture was evident everywhere when we were in Dakar sometime ago for the 73rd congress of PEN International. Then time came for the first excursion in the International PEN Congress schedule. This was on a Saturday. Actually my biggest dream of paying my way to Dakar was not just to be at the Congress and make useful contacts but was also to have the privilege of seeing the celebrated slave enclaves of Goree which I had read so much about and that I saw in films and exhibitions in numerous museums whilst visiting the U.S.A. recently. However, on the morning there were mixed feelings as we were not too sure whether it was part of the official program or just a part of the extra sightseeing which delegates had to pay for in raw physical cash, Euros for that matter, that I had in serious short supply, since the rate of exchange into it from our depressed leone is even more disadvanteous than it is from the dollar. I had almost given up when someone came and certified that indeed every partipant as well as delegates were entitled to make the trip.

As the time approached all of us trooped into two Daimler Benz buses that had been scheduled to take us down to the ferry. We were accorded the rare opportunity of sailing like tourists which in some sense we were by being ferried to the well preserved and habited island of Goree where memories of the greatest dehumanization of man was perpetrated. Goree starkly reminds any human being of such violations of human beings and the need to remain ever vigilant and bonded in the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood to combat the tyranny that would deny the humanity of another human being. But then the Island itself has been transformed into a tourist resort, a lover’s paradise and an artist village. However, it also has a sizeable habitation with schools, churches, mosques, shopping centres, which were much in abundance as well as countless restaurants and motels.

However, it took us some time walking through the sandy paths before we could arrive at the main point of our visit, the Slave House, now transformed to a museum.

The Slave House is a small fort recorded to have been built in 1776 by the Dutch which was being used then as one of the slave warehouses through which Africans passed on their way to the Americas. Records though show that slaves were being shipped from here earlier going as far back as the 16th century. As a point of fact, millions of young Africans have passed through this island and other similar trading posts to provide slave labour in the plantations of the New World.

This slave House is one of several sites on the island where Africans were brought to be loaded onto ships bound for the New World. The owner’s residential quarters were on the upper floor where most of us stood whilst listening to the museum curator’s welcome us. The lower floor was reserved for the slaves who were weighed, fed and held before departing through the infamous door on the grueling transatlantic journey. The Slave House with its infamous “Door of No Return” has been preserved in its original state.

The Portuguese and the Europeans who followed them to Guinea, built forts and castles such as this to store their goods as well as the acquired slaves. The coast of the present day Republic of Ghana, is littered with the highest concentration of such forts and castles than any other coastline in Africa. These include Elmina Castle, Cape Coast Castle, Christianborg Castle, Fort Crevecour, James Fort, Axim Fort. Others were Factories or Baracoons.

The shipping of slaves from Goree lasted from 1536 when the Portuguese launched the slave trade to the time the French halted it 312 years later. The produce of sugarcane, coffee, and cotton from the American plantations were shipped to Europe as raw materials to feed factories. From Europe cheap manufactured goods such as cotton cloth, brass wave, rum, inferior guns and gun powder were shipped to West Africa and exchanged for Africans captured and sold by Africans to be transported to work in the plantations of America. while Africa gave its most important resource, its people to build the economies and prosperity of Europe, she obtained in return consumables, which did not help in her growth and development

Just 3 kilometres off the Senegalese coast, the tiny size of the island made it easy for merchants to control their captives. For the surrounding waters are so deep that any attempt at escaping would mean certain drowning. With a five kilogram metal ball permanently attached to their feet or necks, a captured African would know the certain calamity jumping into the deep sea would bring.

The Portuguese, Dutch, French and British all fought and killed each other over the trade from there

Other points of historical interest here include:

The Botanical Gardens: Located on the Rue du Port founded by the French in 1667.

The Church of St. Charles: Located on the Place de l’Eglise built with public contributions in 1830 in the style of provincial churches in western France.

The Castle: Originally built by the Dutch in the 17th century, has been razed and reconstructed several times. In the 18th century, this fortress housed the residence of the Governor of Senegal and in 1940, a combined British and Free French naval force bombarded it.

The William Ponty School building: From 1913-1937 housed the Ecole Normale William Ponty where many African leaders were educated.

Strickland House: was the home of American businessman Peter Strickland who came to Africa in 1878 as a representative of the Boston trading firm and was named the US Consul in 1883 thus occasioning the transformation of Strickland House to the site of the first American Consulate established in West Africa.

Universit? des Mutants: founded by former President Senghor, was established to bring together the best minds of Africa. It has hosted frequent conferences on current cultural and economic issues for developing nations.

Hostellerie du Chevalier de Boufflers: is a well-known restaurant named after the first French Governor of Senegal, a colorful figure who moved to Gore? from the Capital of St. Louis (northwest coast) and is reported to have broken many hearts upon his return to France in 1788.

The island has three other museums, one dedicated to women, one to the history of Senegal and one to the sea. The Historical Museum in the old Fort Estrees opened in 1989 with exhibits on anthropology, West African pre-history and the political and religious history of Senegal. The Museum of women building was once owned by signare Victoria Albis. The house itself was built in 1776 at the corner of rue Saint Germain and rue Malavois. In the 19th century it was being used as the island court and prison.

There is also the seventeenth century Goree Police station, Goree Castle, the Church, the picturesque ruins of Fort Nassau, Saint Michel (the Castle), and a small swimming beach near the ferry slip.

Many eminent world personalities have been moved enough to make solemn proclamations, denunciations and pledges on their visits here.

During his visit in 1981, the former French prime minister, Michel Rocard, said, “It is not easy for a white man, in all honesty, to visit this Slave House without feeling ill-at-ease.”

The Pope visiting in 1992 asked for forgiveness for the massive involvement of Catholic missionaries in the slave trade. But records seem to show that catholic church’s complicity was far reaching. For it was a Papal Bull, which authorized the opening of the slave market in Lisbon. and it is said that in 1452, the Pope even declared that the possession of slaves was the right of all Christians.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela who toured the island three years before his election, insisted on crawling into a cramped holding cell whilst touring the slave house.

Two American Presidents Bill Clinton, and George Bush have visited the island. During President Bush’s 20 minutes visit he made a very moving speech. We should long for a visit from President Obama who would definitely make the most telling statement yet on the issue as he embodies the culmination of the life time struggle of Blacks to claim their dignity.

The island, inspite of its bearing witness to such human deprivations, is tranquil with no cars, no crime. Strict control seems to be maintained over public hygiene with the strict prohibition of urinating in the streets as well as depositing rubbish indiscriminately. Visitors seem to be behaving more like pilgrims visiting a holy shrine. Though a quiet and quaint haunt for tourists with about 1,000 permanent residents, Gore? remains significant in the history of Africa, and the slave trade. Only three kilometers from Dakar at its nearest point, the island is a flat plain ending in a steep basaltic hill (the Castle), and is only 900 by 300 meters.

Possibly sighted by Phoenicians and others in antiquity, it was probably first discovered by the Portuguese explorer Dias in 1444. The island was then colonized in 1817. The Dutch bought it from a local chief for a pittance and gave it its present name, most probably after “Goree” Island in Holland. According to some -it is so called for its sheltered harbor, “Goode Reede” (good harbor).

Gore? thus became a way station for Dutch ships plying the route between their forts on the Gold Coast and the Indies. Gore? changed hands many times. The British took it from the Dutch. The Dutch then recaptured it. But they had to give it up again to the French during French maritime expansion under Colbert. In 1802, by the terms of the Amiens peace agreement, the island became French remaining so until Senegalese independence in 1960.

Gore? was the principal entry point off the coast of Africa for slave ships and merchantmen flying the French flag. Thousands of Africans who had been captured into slavery passed through this island fortress on the continent’s bulge. Then after the abolition of the slave trade in France in 1848, Gore? became an outpost for policing the seas. And as its role in trade declined, it became a stepping off point for French colonization of the interior of West Africa.

The first school and the first printing plant in French Africa were sited here in Goree Island. Many buildings here have undergone renovation, by Senegaesel and other governments and international organizations.All that culminated in 1978 Unesco designating it as a World Heritage site.

22. May 2012 · Comments Off on Eco Phones to Save Mother Earth · Categories: News & Society · Tags: , ,

The call to save Mother earth and preserve the ecological balance has been rising in huge proportions, especially now that we are facing extreme global warming and the possibility of climate change.

The good thing is that a lot has answered, ranging from the private individual to the mega corporations. Among these mega corporations doing their share of saving the environment are the telecommunications and mobile phone companies.

More than just plant trees by the roadways or teaching people on how to manage and segregate their wastes, these corporations attempt to help in ecological preservation through things they excel at – mobile phones.

The mobile phone is already an integrated part of the modern individual, a device that has evolved from a mere phone into an essential part of human communications. Simply put, the modern person most likely possesses a mobile phone for obvious reasons.

But that being said, most mobile phones are made of materials that contain chemicals that are harmful to the land such as cadmium, nickel, and lithion. And every day, tons of mobile phones and cellular batteries have been clogging the landfill all over the world, adding to mass of human junk we make every single passing day.

Granted, mobile phone companies are not tree huggers. But with the current state our environment is facing, it is nice to know that these communications giants are fusing modern communications technology and environmental awareness with their lines of eco friendly cellular phones.

Samsung, the South Korea-based mobile phone manufacturer, has been consistent in launching pro-environment mobile phones. The still-in-the-works Samsung Blue Earth is slated to be made of recycled water bottles and is powered by the sun. While this phone is still in the drawing board, the Samsung Blue Earth is nearing its completion and will be available later in 2009.

Another environment friendly Samsung mobile that is already out in the market is the Samsung E1107. Powered by a solar panel in the back, the Samsung E1107 eliminates the need for conventional cell phone batteries.

Sony Ericsson, another mobile phone titan, also chips in its share of eco-friendly mobile phones – the Sony Ericsson Green Heart. Though there is still no news when the phone will be made available to the public, the news is that the Green Heart’s chassis is made of biodegradable materials and the keypad is molded from recycled plastic.

Nokia also joins the pro-environment mobile phones race with the two concept phones currently in the designs phase. One is powered by solar energy while the other phone will utilize radio waves frequency. It is slated that such energy are more efficient than solar power, but current prototypes are still to deliver such claim.

Another good thing is that electronics companies all over the world are also bent on easing the world from further environmental damage with solar chargers and other alterative and unconventional power sources for mobile phones, such as chargers with hand crank-mechanism.

If the trend should pick up and generate enough following, then there is a big chance we will be using environment friendly phones in the near future.

21. May 2012 · Comments Off on A Patient’s Guide to Living Well With Thyroid Problems · Categories: Health And Fitness · Tags: , ,

Roughly two to three percent of the American population has an under active thyroid, while another ten to fifteen percent have mild hypothyroidism.

This condition usually affects women over the age of 50, but it can also affect anyone else. Caused by a variety of reasons, an under active thyroid can result from the removal of the thyroid, radiation treatment, pituitary gland issues, an inactive thyroid or an autoimmune disease.

An under active thyroid usually results in a person feeling tired, as well as a lack of energy that also affects memory retention, bowel functioning and body temperature. Typically, an increase of five to 20 pounds in body weight happens in people with this thyroid problem.

There is no cure for this, but by having lifelong control of the thyroid hormone, you can lead a normal life.

First of all, to deal with the weight gain, you need to get moving. It may be tough to do when you feel tired, but by making the effort to get some exercise each day, you will reduce your weight gain rate and be on your way to leading a healthier lifestyle with thyroid problems.

Nutrition is very important when dealing with thyroid problems, but there is no special food you can take to cure the condition. Instead, try a calorie controlled diet that allows for adequate fiber and hydration that includes a wide variety of foods. This will increase the treatment of high cholesterol levels, which is caused by thyroid problems. Soybeans, cabbage, turnips, rapeseeds, peanuts, cassava, cauliflower and broccoli are all very important if you have a thyroid condition.

You also need to ensure you have the proper amount of iodine in your diet, so eat a good amount of dairy, eggs, strawberries and kept. If you cook with salt, then use iodized salt.
Your thyroid also requires tyrosine, zinc and copper, so eat squash, kale, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, peas, sesame seeds, nuts, dried beans, beef and liver.

There are many different diets available on the internet that will show you how to best cope with this type of condition. Of course, you also need to take time to rest and relax. When you have an under active thyroid, it can be difficult to deal with it, but if you take time to rest and relax, you will find you have a lot more energy and will be able to handle those day-to-day activities that somehow elude you when you are feeling rundown.

When you are dealing with thyroid problems, your life seems to come to a very slow halt and you go through life at turtle speed. However, there are ways to counter this and you can allow yourself the ability to lead a normal life without having to worry that you are going to get run down. If you eat the right kinds of food, exercise and rest when you need to, then you will not have a problem with thyroid disease and others will marvel at the amount of energy you have, even with your condition.

20. May 2012 · Comments Off on Discount Designer Tops · Categories: Shopping And Product Reviews · Tags: , ,

All women love to dress up, whether they will admit it or not. Most women are keen observers and followers of fashion and they love to make fashion statements through their designer outfits and gowns.

Apart from designer gowns and accessories and little black dresses or little blue dresses, the other items that women die for are designer tops to go with matching skirts or denim pants or capris or shorts. Often a designer hand bag will finish off the look if it matches well.

Designer tops can be of various types – sequined or beaded or stretch Lycra or denim or satin tops in prints, nets, or sheer or cotton or silk or other materials.

They can be backless, one shouldered, corsets, halter necks, tube tops, spaghettis, handkerchief tops, empire lines, round necks, polo necks, tops with plunging necklines, towel or turtle necks.

The styles, cuts and trends are various and the range is eye popping. Team them up with a matching bottom and see your whole look transform.

A bright and colorful or showy designer top looks best with toned down, sober bottoms and vice-versa.

Some of the best places to source discount designer tops are the city flea markets, beach side markets, garage sales in your locality as well as the season ending sales and stock clearance sales hosted by departmental or apparel stores and online stores from time to time.

You can strike a cheap deal because discounts range from 25% to 70% in these sales and the stock is huge.

There are many choices of tops on the market, and many at very affordable prices – some can be had for just a few pounds.

15. May 2012 · Comments Off on Top 7 Tips To Ease Neck Pain · Categories: Health And Fitness · Tags: , ,

There is no question that the human body is one amazing machine. But sometimes you have to wonder why nature could not come up with a better way of attaching your head to your shoulders. With such a delicate design, your neck is exceptionally vulnerable to sprains, strains, and other injuries. Probably the best – known condition is whiplash, which occurs when your neck is abruptly thrust forward or snapped backward. But neck pain can also result from a ruptured disk, overuse, or even poor posture. Nearly everyone can expect to have neck pain at some point in their lives. The good news is that between 70 to 80 percent of all aching necks get better on their own within a few hours or days. To keep your pain from coming back, here are some tips that you can consider to adopt.

1. Avoid Sedatives

While you are sound asleep, your body turns continuously to make itself more comfortable. Sedatives diminish this self-adjusting ability, so your body does not move around as much. As a result, you may stay in an awkward position for a long period of time and wake up with an aching neck.

2. Exercise

You can do this simple exercise to relieve your muscle tension. Sit up straight and bend your head forward so that your chin rests against your chest. Slowly turn your head to the left. Look up as far as you can, as though you were trying to see directly above your head. Return to your chin to your chest, then turn your head to the right. Again, look up as far as you can. Do a repetition of three whenever you feel tension in your neck.

3. Move Around

It is recommended not to sit in the same position for too long. Looking down at the desk or staring at a computer screen all day puts a great amount of stress on your neck. Suggest changing positions from time to time and taking a stretch break at least every 30 minutes.

4. Drive Using The Right Way

Adjust your car seat so that you can see over the steering wheel without straining. You should not have to thrust your neck forward for a clear view of the road. In addition, you need to adjust your headrest so that your neck will not snap forward if you stop suddenly or are involved in an accident.

5. Try Aspirin

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be effective in the treatment of neck pain. However, none has proved to work better than aspirin. No matter which product you choose, it is recommended to take the smallest does needed to control your pain.

6. Ask For A Raise

Your desk can give you a pain in the neck. And not because your In box is piled high with papers. It should be the desk that comes to you and not the other way round. If it is too low, then find a way either to raise it or bring your work closer to eye level. Do not lean forward all day. If you must lean forward, do it from your hips rather than from your back or neck.

7. Button Up Your Overcoat

Cold can stiffen your muscles, including those in your neck. Therefore, when you head outside in a frigid weather, try to keep your neck warm. Just by wearing a turtle-neck or a scarf can make a difference.

13. May 2012 · Comments Off on Sisterhood Tattoos – Get Your Sisterhood Tattoo Done! This is For All Those Who Love Their Sister · Categories: Arts And Entertainment · Tags: , ,

Apart from all the large tattoos that exist in the world; sisterhood tattoo displays the beautiful relationship between two sisters or friends or any family members. It shows the deep bondage between two people and proves as a support to them. This tattoo is mostly used by the women. Many of them used these sisterhood tattoos to express their commitment with the other person and also get the tattoo done at the same time. Whether these tattoos are used by a small or a large group does not matter. They always represent the same meaning of “I belong”. There are different types of sisterhood tattoo. Few of them are explained in the following lines;

Formal Society Sisterhood Tattoos – Many of the female groups, use the sisterhood tattoos along with 2 or 3 designs; to represent their belief and unity among the group members. Many of them use Greek letters inside the sisterhood tattoo to identify the group. Sorority names, such as Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Chi Omega are also used; for the same purpose.

Sisterhood Tattoos of motorcycle society – Female motorcycle groups have a symbol or a logo representing their beliefs, name of the group and also display their love for riding. Women known as the Biker chicks; develop a long standing relationship with the group. Thus displaying their sisterhood tattoos; on their jackets. In the fifties and sixties; there was a group called the Foxfire that used this tattoo to display their unique meaning. One piece of art, among the sisterhood; is the teardrop tattoos. These tattoos are inked on the skin under the eye; as a teardrop symbol. This is done; on the death of a sister.

Sisterhood Tattoos for Friends – Claddagh is a symbol, found in ring. It comes from the state of Ireland in United States. The symbol, displayed in this tattoo is a pair of hands holding a crowned heart. This signifies the love, friendship and the loyalty that you have for the other person. This is the most popular tattoo among best friends. Few of the combination; that works well with sisterhood tattoos are Celtic knots, symbols of duality and Japanese characters.

12. May 2012 · Comments Off on Indian Solar Energy Market Outlook 2012 Published by Marketsmonitor.com · Categories: Nature · Tags: , ,

Solar energy offers enormous potential for a tropical country like India where around 45% of households, mainly rural ones, do not have access to electricity, says a new research report “Indian Solar Energy Market Outlook 2012” from a leading research company RNCOS.

India receives solar energy equivalent to more than 5,000 Trillion kWh per year, which is far more than its total annual energy consumption. The country’s geographical location, large population and government support are also assisting it to become one of the most rapidly emerging solar energy markets in the world. Consequently, the country is becoming a favorite investment destination for both local as well as global players.

Demand for solar products has been rising rapidly over the recent years, especially in rural areas, and is expected to continue growing substantially during our forecast period (2009-2012). The total number of solar lanterns in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of about 40% between 2009 and 2012.

“Indian Solar Energy Market Outlook 2012” provides a rational analysis and extensive research on the solar power industry in India. It thoroughly examines the current industry trends which are adding to the growth of solar power market of the country. The report highlights the emerging segments of solar power industry and their market potential to serve the enormous population of the country. It will help clients to understand the market dynamics and get an insight of the current and future outlook of solar power market in India.

Besides giving projections on various energy indicators, the report also gives forecast on various segments of the solar power industry based on feasible solar industry environment in India. These include:

– Solar Street Lighting System

– Solar Home Lighting System

– Solar Lantern

– Solar Photovoltaic Pumps

– Solar Water Heating System

– Solar Cookers

The forecast given in this report is not based on a complex economic model, but is intended as a rough guide to the direction in which the market is likely to move. This forecast is based on correlations between past market growth, growth of base drivers and possible impact of recession in the economy.

The report also includes detailed information about the key players in the solar power industry of India including BHEL, BEL, CEL, TATA BP Solar India Limited, Moser Baer India Limited, Applied Materials, Inc, and Solar Signet.

For more detail visit :-http://www.marketsmonitor.com/Indian-Solar-Energy-Report/IM187.htm

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09. May 2012 · Comments Off on Plus Size Men’s Clothing – How To Look Great & Look Slimmer Instantly Part 1 · Categories: Womens Interests · Tags: , ,

If you choose carefully with men’s plus size clothing you can give the impression of knocking off half a stone instantly by simply being careful with the type of clothes you wear.

Men’s plus size clothing can look great, you just need to know how to dress correctly and here some tips to look great.

1. Horizontal Stripes Are A No!

Vertical stripes are a yes.

Why?

Because they draw the eyes downwards, making your silhouette longer and making you look slimmer.

Formally, Pinstripe suits are the perfect, especially paired with a crisp black dress

For casual wear, try to find dark corduroys with slim stripes are also a good option

If you are wearing vertical stripes its fine and if you are not, it’s no stripes at all with this fashion tip.

2. Go Single Breasted

Single breasted jackets always look slimmer than double breasted that focus the eyes at the centre.

Also be careful about the vents at the back of your jacket on.

Stay away from blazers and jackets that are double-vented as this cut will draw attention to your bottom.

Stick to single-vented jackets or jackets without any vents and keep in mind your jacket should always cover your bottom.

4. Watch the Fit

Make sure your wear clothes that fit and you buy the size you are, rather than the size you would like to be.

Tight clothing will make you look ridiculous and show every bulge in more graphic detail.

On the other hand, many men believe baggy clothing will hide their bulges, if their to baggy they will simply make you look much bigger.

The secret to looking slimmer is to choose clothes that are not to tight not to baggy and allow you to feel comfortable and move properly.

5. Go Monochrome

A shirt and trousers in two contrasting colors will draw attention right to the centre where the join is which is your stomach!

Avoid this and go for two similar colors that don’t highlight your middle. For example Black trousers yellow top is a no Dark blue jumper and black trousers is a yes.

In plus size men’s clothing you do not want to draw attention to your middle. Finally,
black is the ultimate color for slimming. If you decide to dress in black make sure you add a splash of color to break up your look

6. Don’t Wear High Neck Jumpers

In men’s plus size clothing high roll or turtle neck jumpers are a no at all costs it will simply make your neck look fatter and give the illusion of a shorter person

V-neck round necks and T-shirts are all good.

These draw the eyes down giving the impression of a sleeker silhouette also, it will give you the illusion of having a longer neck which if you have double chin or large neck will make you look slimmer.

7. Always Use A Belt

A belt will hold your waistline and make it appear slimmer and make sure your trousers hang correctly.

Conversely don’t tighten your belt to hard so you can’t breathe! Your belly will them overhang.

8. Don’t Follow Fashion Blindly

With men’s plus size clothing don’t try and follow fashions simply because you think you should, they wont always suit.

Instead develop your own personal style that makes you look good. The above are just a few tips for wearing men’s plus size clothing and we will discuss more in articles in this series.
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06. May 2012 · Comments Off on The History Of Packaging Machinery · Categories: Environment · Tags: , ,

The origins and ideas behind packaging machinery are complex. After all, go back in history one hundred years and who needed it, I ask. You had the man in the local grocery store in his brown coat who would do all that sort of thing.

He weighed your meat, your rice, your fruit and veg, and your vinegar and then he wrapped them all for you in brown paper. A godsend to Jack and Jill but stories told through the generations will tell you that this man was under immense pressure. He was the ‘One Stop’ shop for the whole town and supplied all your culinary needs as well as your coal for heating, haberdashery needs and he also acted as a hardware store.

Trying to keep up demand for all this without packaging machinery must have been a veritable nightmare. There was no conveyor belt to speed things along. There was no plastic carrier bags for him to sling at customers to pack themselves. And there was no sullen face that sulked should he have to do something for his customers.

Shopkeepers today just don’t know they’re born. For the customers of olden days, particularly the elderly, the local grocer was the only person they spoke to in a day and he provided their only source of comfort in what would otherwise be a lonely existence. He would stand and chat while he collected their goods from his shelves. He would then carefully wrap them while diagnosing their ailments or lamenting the behaviour of young people and see his customers off, even opening the door for them.

The old time grocer may have had a long day but he certainly would have felt a sense of pride in the fact that he had made these people happy, supplied all their needs for a day and given that personal touch with the wrapping and chatting.

How did things change so much in the last one hundred years and who, exactly, called for this change? A visit to the shops is not the same anymore. So many shops specialise in only one thing that it can take up to eight different shops to supply a day’s needs. Every item you buy will be shrink wrapped by packaging machinery that has been programmed by an origami expert and will require a surgeons degree to get into.

Today’s customers have little contact with the shop keeper. If they’re lucky they may receive a grunt from them which will just about suffice in the signal that they are still alive. Food wrapped in plastic by food packaging machinery is silently slung at us so we can pack it in more plastic, the type guaranteed to remove digits on the way home.

When we get home we will break out the industrial strength scissors that we bought from the specialist scissor shop that now has to carry a licence to sell such dangerous goods. We can then waste half an hour of our lives trying to get into our food, thus aiding the weight loss diet because we eventually give it up as a bad job.

Still, at least we can sit down and relax with the daily newspaper and read about how plastic packaging contains carcinogenic agents and that this might just shorten our lives. The answer, apparently, is to use recyclable packaging that is bio-degradable and user friendly. So, that will be brown paper then?

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