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Supa-Fit Your Vehicle

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Supa-Fit Mechanical Workshop at the GT Centre next to The Great North Road is a great place to supa-fit your vehicle. The GT Centre is well-known to people in the area and Supa-Fit is a one-stop vehicle repair, maintenance and mechanical workshop.
This means that you can buy new tyres for your car and have them balanced and the wheel alignment can be done there. If your car needs a new exhaust or even a free-flow exhaust fitted, Supa-Fit can do it. Maybe your car isn't performing well anymore and you are considering an engine overhaul, then Supa-Fit has the right workshop, equipment and technicians to get the job done. They also do brakes, cv joints, tow bars, batteries and fix punctures. They also do turbo conversions.
You can't miss their workshop when you are travelling on the Great North Road because they have painted their logo in big letters against a red background on their building. If you are like me, the only driver in the family and you don't know what to do whi…

Safety Glasses (East Rand)

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Safety glasses are what Workmaster (East Rand) specialize in. They have all types of protective eyewear. These types of special glasses protect the eyes from particles, water, chemicals or harsh light from striking the eyes. They are required by workers working in hazardous conditions. A few examples of their uses are:

Cold weatherSwimmingPower toolsBlowtorch gogglesWelding gogglesLaboratory and researchAviationPersonal protective equipmentSafety engineering

It’s important to wear good quality safety glasses especially if you require them for extended periods of time. In those situations, it is advisable to go for prescription glasses. Yes, they are also available from Workmaster.

An important requirement is to ensure that the right tinted glasses are obtained for your workers since individual sensitivities to light, known as photophobia, require special consideration.

All protective safety glasses need to comply with SABS and OHS - General Safety Regulations. Workmaster staff have bee…

RBTS Racing

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Book your special car in for world-class Dyna Tuning at RBTS Racing and benefit from the special care taken during the tune-up.
The unique thing about their operation is that their special Dyno Room eliminates the possibility of the motor vehicle inhaling its own hot, oxygen-less exhaust fumes, therefore creating the closest possible driving simulation on the road. A great plus.
Inside the Dyno Room, a large 1-meter diameter extraction fan clears the full volume of air in the dyno room twice every second creating around 40km/h of fresh wind speed. In my opinion, it looks quite like a wind tunnel. The addition of extra cooling fans placed in front of the motor vehicle maximizes the cooling and creates a safe tuning environment for your motor vehicle (Ross thought of everything). This combination gives you the smoothest most drivable maximum power output map and best fuel economy possible which your engine can deliver.
You will be welcomed by their friendly team. Previous articles abou…

A Funeral In Brakpan - Oom David Engelbrecht

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In October 2017 I accompanied my wife to her uncle's birthday party in Brakpan. Her family was very glad to see my wife Maggie since we hadn't visited with them for a long time. The occasion was her “Oom” David’s 85th birthday. From the photos in my article, you could see the great joy on everyone’s faces.

Today we attended David’s funeral, almost a year later. In spite of the somber setting, the people were friendly and open. Maggie was again treated with lots of love. I commented in my previous article that the people from Brakpan don't wear masks and pretend to be someone else or try to act better when in the company of others. No, they just act like themselves with total freedom. Take it or leave it.

So, it was our pleasure to be in their company again. They are always ready to shower you with truckloads of genuine love and respect that will make you want to keep going back for more. You can spot that kind of love a mile away because it is from their hearts.

My camera…

Joburg Gasshuku 9 Sep 2018

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The next Johannesburg Karate Gasshuku will be held on 8 September 2018. For more information, you can go to the website to get more details.
There is no doubt that anyone who is a karateka earns our respect. There have been many movies depicting the sheer brilliance of individuals defending themselves against attackers with martial arts techniques, usually bare-handed. One particular film star that comes to mind is my favorite, Jackie Chan. I love watching the guy going bananas ducking and diving and kicking his way out of several attackers. I just Googled some facts about Jackie Chan and discovered that he is a black belt in Hapkido and also knows other martial arts as well. To the uninformed like me, it all seems like karate, but I am probably insulting the martial arts purists when I make statements like that.
However one looks at the sport of karate and martial arts you have to agree on one thing. You don't mess with those guys because you are going to get your butt kicked go…

SAFETY WORKWEAR THAT PROTECTS YOU

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Workmaster Safety Workwear is vital when it comes to safety on the job.

My first job after school was at the Iron and Steel Corporation, ISCOR, in Vanderbijlpark. My brother-in-law, Arnold, was the motivating factor behind that move.

At the plant, I was issued with a hard hat, overalls, safety boots with steel toecaps, thick leather safety gloves and protective eyewear. Heck, what was I letting myself in for? I was instructed to wear those items because they were necessary for protection.

When I clocked in I was shown my first station and I saw massive slabs of white-hot steel moving along conveyors with rollers. This was inside a gigantic corrugated iron structure that seemed to stretch for miles.

One day I was ordered to remove some slag from a roller on the conveyor. Even with my full protection on I made a mistake and my exposed fore-arm above the glove touched the hot metal and I got burned. I misjudged the heat of the guide rail and suffered the consequences. After that, I had g…

Goodies Restaurant - More Than You'd Expect.

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Goodies Restaurant is a delightful family-friendly restaurant in Glen Marais, Kempton Park, in South Africa. This article serves as an introduction to you if you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting there yet. If you have been to Goodies Restaurant, they now have a brand-new website where you can peruse their menu.

The huge restaurant is situated on the grounds of Goodies 4 Gardens – they also have a new website.
Goodies Restaurant has been around for a long time and has always been a favourite venue for families because they have a thrilling playground for kids. There are a sandpit and a big jumping castle for the little ones to enjoy.

Nestled among a canopy of trees and manicured lawns there are neat sets of tables and chairs for functions. To one side they also have a mini-golf course – a good way to keep the kids occupied when they get restless.

For the thirsty, they have an engaging sports bar with TV screens on the walls for those who want to watch a sports channel while downin…

Racing Cars - Dyno Tuning

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During the 60’s and 70’s, I fancied cars like the Ford Capri with a Gunston paint scheme and fat mags. Also, the imported left-hand-drive Mustangs. With the introduction of the Ford Granada, my brother bought one with a hearse gearshift. A lovely beast of a car which I drove once. It had a powerful, throaty V-8 engine that sent shivers down my spine.

We used to love going to the saloon car races at Kyalami. From my seat in the grandstand, I had always had a bird’s eye view over a large part of the track. I could see a lot of the action and caught the excitement when the cars came roaring past. It was a great time for me.

One day, long after that, I was invited to Kyalami again to experience a lap in an Opel Calibri – my favourite car at that time. Behind the wheel was one of South Africa’s champ drivers. He was very skilled and put the Calibri through its paces while I sat in the back with another guest. That gave me a totally different perspective of what it’s like to drive the car …

Graphic Design

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Blob in Colour is an independent creative team that began its journey in 2010 doing freelance work and growing into the full-time business that it is today.

We have over 20 years’ experience in graphic design work and approach every project with a fierce desire to create something unique and inspiring that transforms each client’s business. Blob in Colour offers innovative new ideas for your product or company at very affordable rates.

We focus on designing logos, business cards, stationery, advertisements, packaging, catalogues, corporate gifts, company profiles, menus, brochure’s, flyers, billboards, banners, e-mail signatures as well as printing and we cover any marketing needs that you may have.


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Jems Arts & Crafts in Kempton Park for all your art and craft supplies are run by passionate, experienced crafters offering products for a wide range of crafts including scrapbooking, mosaic, multi-media, laser cutting, and vinyl.

We have now added a new range of exciting kits for crafters which can be ordered from us. The kits contain all you need to make something special and include instructions so that you can successfully complete the project.

We have grown into a small successful arts and crafts shop servicing Kempton Park and surrounding areas. We have a full range of mosaic tiles, cutters, glues, grouting, ceramic inserts and wooden blanks for all your mosaic project needs.

Our other range of crafts includes scrapbooking, multi-media, paints, canvases, paint brushes, decoupage, and many more Arts & Crafts. We also offer personalized laser cutting and vinyl wall art with no minimum order quantity.

Protection Guard Dogs

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WHAT THE COMPANY DOES

Protection Guard dogs are without a doubt the most efficient and cost-effective way to guard your property or premises. A well-trained security dog can replace at least 3 guards.

Our dogs are trained to respond at command, if and when it may be required.

We at The Doggz prefer to use German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and/or Belgian Shepherds ( Malinois) for our Protection Canine Training. These dogs are fearless, alert, courageous, obedient, and eager to learn.

They are extremely brave and faithful and will not think twice about putting their lives on the line.

They are very loyal to their handlers, which makes them the perfect candidates for protection and security. We train the handlers to treat the animals in a firm, confident and consistent way.

At The Doggz we have one focus - client satisfaction!

Security Company - Midrand

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Security Guards and Protection Services are vital to all companies nowadays. Just listening to the news, we are constantly hearing about crime daily. Fortunately, there is a security company in Midrand that champions the fight to prevent crime.

Having a reputable security company with visible on-site protection is critical in today's climate of lawlessness. The best option is to choose a company that grades its security guards. That way you ensure the quality of your protection services. The SAPS can't cope with the massive wave of crime and the onus falls on companies to source their own protection services.

Searching for a reputable security company can be quite a job. It's a good idea to go for someone that has a long track record and has reliable references.

I believe that Rank Protection Services in Midrand is a good candidate because they have a track record amounting to 27 years in the security industry. The combined experience within the company management team is …

Solar System In Perspective

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This article is from 8th June 2014 when I was still relatively new to blogging. It focused on the cold. I decided to share it now since we recently witnessed the total eclipse of the moon.

The Sun, like an angry king, occupies center stage in our Solar System with glorious pomp. Gigantic flares periodically gush outwards from its massive diameter of 1 392 684 km comprising hydrogen and helium. Even this majestic ball of fire isn't stationary but moves within the Milky Way.

At various distances planets dance in orbits around the sun. Mercury and Venus are the closest and bear the brunt of its nuclear fury. But they are not the subject of our attention for now.

At about 150 000 km, the Third Rock from the Sun, we find an awesome planet called Earth. Graced with continents, oceans and an atmosphere Mother Earth is home to life in all its glory. This jewel of a planet is 190 times smaller than the sun and races through the darkness of space at the lightning speed of 30 km per second.…

Nail Technician Training - Kempton Park

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Professional Nail & Beauty Supplies are the leading supplier of nail, beauty and eyelash products. They are situated in Kempton Park and also stock a range of Hannon hair products. Chantelle, a nail technician on site, does nails, manicures, pedicures, and waxing.

Most importantly, Chantelle is now training new nail technicians at Professional Nail & Beauty.

I have known Veronica, the owner, for years and she is excellent in nail and beauty services to clients.

Box Frames - Absolute Frame

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Picture framing is an art in itself. You can have the most beautiful photograph or an exquisite painting and take it to a picture framer. If the frame choice is wrong and the workmanship is shoddy, then the end result can be a disaster. But there is an excellent and reliable picture framing shop in Gauteng that will do a fabulous job every time.

From time to time we decide to frame a picture or a painting to hang on the wall in a room in our home or to give as a gift to someone special. It's always useful to have it done just the way we picture it. When it has been done right we usually gasp and stand back and admire the final product with pride.

Make your memories and accomplishments a reality to be seen around your home. Do that special mirror in the entrance hall or do those large format prints against that open wall that has forever irritated you. Visit Absolute Frame at their artfully equipped showroom and workshop for best in quality in product and pricing. If you can think…

Fishing Nets - Top Quality

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Rhino Nets specialize in fishing nets. Because the owner, Kevin Williams, is an avid angler he decided to design and manufacture the perfect fishing net. He has created the perfect nets to place your catch in.

When I received a call from Kevin to create a website for his fishing nets I was amazed at the beauty of his nets. They look colourful and strong. The design is also something I’ve never seen before. After you’ve unhooked your catch you drop the fish into the net via a spring-loaded trap door. Now, only a seasoned fisherman would think of that.

The circular design is constructed of very strong materials, is collapsible for transportation, and comes with a portable stand that also can be taken apart. He even designed nifty bags that you can stow the fishing nets in. It is a neat and compact system. They also come in different colours to choose from.

If you go to their website, you will see all the beautiful products that I photographed for the website. There are keepnets and sta…

Vehicle Lifts, Lubrication Systems and Garage Equipment

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MDK Workshop Solutions is a registered OILPRO installer and distributor they install custom vehicle lifts and do maintenance and repairs to keep things running smoothly. They specialize in Vehicle Lifts, Lubrication Systems, and Garage Equipment. OILPRO Oil Management Systems and PERMEX Systems.

Their services include:


Lift and Lube installation and repairsServicing of all types and makes of liftsInstallation and repairs of Oil, Water, and Air systemsInstallation and repairs of Oil and Grease pumpsInstallation, repairs, and calibration of OILPRO Oil Management Systems and PERMEX Systems

Areas they service include:


GautengFree State Northern Cape Northwest Province LimpopoLesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia Angola


They cover a very large area! MDK Workshop Solutions also has a proud record of quality services amongst their clients. Well-known brands like Volkswagen, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Iveco, and Toyota have made use of their services.

Since August 2013 MDK has been a vendor for…

Win A Free Audio Book - Charlotte Roth

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One of my favorite authors, Charlotte Roth has just recently launched her book, Lost In Seattle, as an audiobook.

On her Facebook page, she announced:

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Charlotte Roth - authorJuly 16 at 7:51 PM ·  ***NEW RELEASE GIVE AWAY*** I'm so excited. My very first book was just released as an audiobook, and the narrator, Hope Dorman, is amazing as Ella Jensen. To win a copy, just tag friend and you might both win a copy ;-) Winner will be randomly picked by my two in-house judges (my kids ;)) Good Luck & Happy Monday ." This announcement is probably time-sensitive so give it a shot. She is a great lady!!
<3" 


Cherry Picker Training

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For real, relevant and relationship-based training, talk to SA Platforms. They won’t waste your time. For comprehensive and professional Mobile Elevating Lifting Platform Training, which is endorsed by the Services Seta and Institute for Work at Heights (IWH), they offer:
Full course for novices (Minimum 3 days)License re-certification course (Minimum 2 days)Recognition of Previous Learning (RPL) option (Minimum 2 days)Type-specific training is also available (1 day per type) Note: all learners attending our courses, will be given in addition to usual learning material:Laminated pocket pre-inspection checklistLaminated pocket risk analysis checklistActual A4 risk analysis and pre-inspection documentation ready for use

Contact details: Marcell – 082 850 5226 – accounts@saplatforms.co.za
SA Platforms is an excellent company that rents and sells Cherry pickers under the Genie brand. Since they started a few years ago they have experienced incredible growth because of their commitment to …

Water Safety - Pool Covers

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Water safety is of utmost importance.

There is a video where a child manages to climb on the fence surrounding the pool and he easily unlocks the pool gate in seconds. What a scary sight. Children and pets – sometimes even adults – can’t swim. They need your protection if you have a pool. Accidents happen unexpectedly.

We hear regularly in the news about loved ones drowning in swimming pools and the trauma that they suffer because of the tragic loss. Maybe you are visiting with a friend and your attention is somewhere else and didn't notice that your beloved child had slipped away to explore the yard. Sounds familiar but incidences like these occur when you don’t want them to.

Make a wise decision to safeguard your pool by adding a proper swimming pool net. DO IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE because how would you ever measure the cost of a life?

A pool safety net is definitely the answer because it is the last barrier to protect your pool should a toddler manage to access the swimming poo…

Blood Moon Stories

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Everyone is hyped up about the biggest lunar eclipse of the century. Those of us who were able to witness this unusual spectacle were awestruck by this unusual phenomenon. It was cool, as the younger generation put it.

In ancient times there might have been rituals and sacrifices accompanying the event among the moon worshippers. Chaldeans had many gods and the moon was one of them.

No wonder we still add phrases like blood moon to our description of this lunar eclipse. Just Google the subject and you get tons of information like "The blood moon prophecy was a series of apocalyptic beliefs promoted by Christian ministers."

But I remember my own blog posts of 2013 when I used "There be a bad moon out tonight." It wasn't anything bad at all. I was just adding some fun to my stories. Here are my stories:

With all the excitement of yesterday, we were really looking forward to another wonderful, sunny day, but it never happened because a chill came along carried by…

Dyna Tuning

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Dyna Tuning can be seen as modifying the engine management of a vehicle for better performance, be it fuel economy or more power. Vehicles leaving the factory are normally set up for anticipated average driving conditions. Dyna tuning can be performed to enhance performance to customers preferences.
My blog is called New Dimensions for a specific reason. I am constantly entering new dimensions where I get to experience something totally new and different from my normal life. I get challenged to step into the shoes of strangers and write about what they do. It's one thing to just stand there and observe situations, but to write about their field of expertise is not that easy.
So, I rock up at this shop where I can hear a car's engine being revved high to a pitch where I can hardly hear myself think. The writing on the sign on the wall reads, "RBTS Racing." Any moment now I expect a racing car to come out of one section with lightning speed and knock me off my feet.
I…

SWIMMING POOL SAFETY NETS - EAST RAND

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According to an article in Pool Safely drowning is a tragic cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4, and drownings send an average of 5,900 children younger than 15 years of age to the emergency room each year. Practicing simple water safety steps can help keep your family safer around water.

If you are not sure where to begin, start with these steps:

Never leave a child unattended in or near waterTeach children how to swimTeach children to stay away from pool or spa drainsEnsure that all pools and spas – both in your backyard and at any public pool you may visit – have compliant drain coversInstall proper barriers, covers, and alarms on and around your pool and spaLearn how to perform CPR on children and adults When I bought a house with a swimming pool I immediately made sure that the pool was secure and that my children could all swim without getting into trouble. When visitors came over we always made sure that we were there to watch the children swimming.

But what…

Bushveld Gold Charcoal, Briquettes, Firewood, Firelighters

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Bushveld Gold charcoal, briquettes, and firewood are new products that will make your braai a pleasure. These braai products are now available from www.bushveldgold.co.za.

CHARCOAL

Quality bushveld hardwood charcoal ready for the braai. Long-burning charcoal making your braai a pleasure. Best choice.

BRIQUETTES

For those who prefer lighting up with briquettes, we have the perfect hardwood briquettes to make your braai a success.
FIREWOOD
Genuine bushveld hardwood firewood for the perfect braai. Long-burning hardwood firewood producing perfect coals that will satisfy any braai enthusiast.
FIRELIGHTERS
Bushveld Gold firelighters to get your fire going.
Clients who have already been using these products for some time now keep coming back for more. It must be because they are satisfied! Why don't you get yours on the website today?

Holding On To Hurt - Gift

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Happy almost Summer

I'm so glad you're still here with me. I've been out/off for a long time, trying to recover from major knee surgery. I'm not going to bore you with the details but it's been rough (on me, my family and the puppy, of course ;-) . But, now I'm back and catching up!

In honor of NATIONAL GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS DAY, JUNE 2nd, I would love to offer you a FREE copy of Holding on to Hurt-a gripping story about a school shooting and a mother's unconditional love, CLICK HERE.

I would also like to offer you a chance to win a signed copy. To enter, you'll need to go to my author FACEBOOK PAGE and offer your thoughts about how we can keep our kiddos safe in school. Winner will be randomly picked & announced Monday.

Hope you are all well and happy. Take care,
<3 Charlotte

A special message from our author friend, Charlotte Roth.

Chiropractic Benefits Your Life

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Dr. Felix Starker asked me to share some photos of him riding his horse in a competition. He is an avid equestrian enthusiast and rides competitively - winning in his class at this show! Chiropractic is also his lifestyle and Dr. Felix Starker leads by example in improving the lives of others through his chiropractic practice.

There is a case study about chiropractic treatment changing a life for the better that I recently shared on my blog. It’s about a 35-year-old white female elementary school teacher that suffered from chronic neck and midback pain for 5 years following a motor vehicle collision. The source: Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine.

In another article, I shared some important information dispelling the myth that Chiropractic adjustments only help musculoskeletal pain or injuries.

Truth: Chiropractic is proven to help musculoskeletal and organ health while also positively influencing every aspect of human performance. Read more about the subject here.

A while ago…

MDK Workshop Solutions - Vehicle Lifts

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Vehicle Lifts, Lubrication Systems and Garage Equipment. OILPRO Oil Management Systems and PERMEX Systems. All these terms sound very technical and specialized, and they are. Fortunately for owners of garages, transport companies, and vehicle service centers MDK Workshop Solutions is a company with a good record doing installations and maintenance on these systems.

As a registered OILPRO installer and distributor they install custom vehicle lifts and do maintenance and repairs to keep things running smoothly. I met the owner and was asked to create a website for him.
Their services include: • Lift and Lube installation and repairs
• Servicing of all types and makes of lifts
• Installation and repairs of Oil, Water, and Air systems
• Installation and repairs of Oil and Grease pumps
• Installation, repairs, and calibration of OILPRO Oil Management Systems and PERMEX Systems

Areas they service include:
GautengFree State Northern Cape Northwest Province LimpopoLesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe B…

POOL SAFETY NETS – EAST RAND

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According to an article in Pool Safely drowning is a tragic cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4, and drownings send an average of 5,900 children younger than 15 years of age to the emergency room each year. Practicing simple water safety steps can help keep your family safer around water.

If you are not sure where to begin, start with these steps:

Never leave a child unattended in or near waterTeach children how to swimTeach children to stay away from pool or spa drainsEnsure that all pools and spas – both in your backyard and at any public pool you may visit – have compliant drain coversInstall proper barriers, covers, and alarms on and around your pool and spaLearn how to perform CPR on children and adults When I bought a house with a swimming pool I immediately made sure that the pool was secure and that my children could all swim without getting into trouble. When visitors came over we always made sure that we were there to watch the children swimming.

But what…

Fishing Nets - Rhino Nets

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Rhino Nets specialize in fishing nets. Because the owner, Kevin Williams, is an avid angler he decided to design and manufacture the perfect fishing net.

When I received a call from Kevin to create a website for his fishing nets I was amazed at the beauty of his nets. They look colourful and strong. The design is also something I’ve never seen before. After you’ve unhooked your catch you drop the fish into the net via a spring-loaded trap door. Now, only a seasoned fisherman would think of that.

The circular design is constructed of very strong materials, is collapsible for transportation, and comes with a portable stand that also can be taken apart. He even designed nifty bags that you can stow the fishing nets in. It is a neat and compact system. They also come in different colours to choose from.

If you go to their website, you will see all the beautiful products that I photographed for the website. There are keepnets and stands, weighing mats for anglers, bucket holder bags, fish…

School Photography Done Professionally

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School photographs get taken every year of pupils in their school uniforms to create a lasting memory. The high performers usually line up with their collection of certificates, cups, and medals. It is a proud moment for them. Some of the pupils do so well academically and in sports that there's sometimes hardly any room for all their awards.

Other pupils, without the accolades, also proudly pose for their school pictures to be taken. They know that their parents want to see them at their best in their uniforms. The photos will be shown to grandparents, family, and friends.

For the photographer, it is a very busy occasion. The lighting has to be just right and an appropriate backdrop has to be set up. Not all the children are always in the mood for photographs so the school photographer has to get them to smile. Then there's a shirt to be tucked in or a tie to be straightened - which could spoil the photo. Or their hair isn't combed nicely. So attention to detail is impor…

Improvements in Quality of Life Through Chiropractic

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Here is some interesting information about chiropractic treatment changing a life for the better. Once again Dr. Felix Starker has provided important and useful information about the benefits of chiropractic treatment.
Abstract
Objective: To present a prospective case study on the increase of telomere length, improvement in nocturnal polyuria, neck and mid-back pain, autonomic nervous system adaptability, and health-related quality of life following correction of the sagittal cervico-thoracic spinal alignment and posture using chiropractic biophysics® (CBP®) technique.
Clinical features: A 35-year-old white female elementary school teacher presented with chronic neck and midback pain for 5 years following a motor vehicle collision as well as nocturnal polyuria. Examination and radiography revealed forward head posture and loss of cervical lordosis consistent with vertebral subluxation. Patient telomere length was derived from nucleated white blood cells obtained from a blood test. Qualit…