Light hearted fun companion dates

Do you cringe inwardly at this time of year when people around you start planning for year-end and social calendars start filling up with all variety of activities and events to celebrate religious events and the like? Are you that person who usually makes excuses after receiving the constant barrage of party invitations? Could you think of nothing worse than going through the festive season alone and single… again. It’s a fact that people get more depressed as the holidays approach and this is mostly as a result of the expectations of society in general around spending time and money on celebrations.

If this is you and you can’t stand it any longer, then you have three choices. The first choice is to avoid and deflect at all costs, the interaction of any kind in favour of your couch, your most comfortable onesie and a never ending stream of junk food designed to replace all the needs which are met through human interaction. Diversion is key for this approach as people will come searching for you and ask you the questions that you are trying to avoid. Recommendations for this approach is to lock the door, let your mobile charge all the way down and leave the lights off so that people think you have gone away on holiday and are uncontactable because you have lost signal in some mysterious island destination. Suggest fake tan at the end of the season to make your story authentic.

Option 2 is: if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Whatever you do, don’t join them alone! Sign on to the Duke of Daisy’s website and join their rent a friend service. No reason why you should suffer alone when there are many Dukes and Daisy’s who are more than happy to help you beat the year-end blues and face the maddening crowds of Santa hats with plats fans, loving the mistletoe and wine. Put on your party shoes and head out to year-end events and celebrations with a smile on your face and a handsome companion on your arm.

Which brings us to option three… if you are not a fan of either of the previous options and you are someone who finds crowds and parties emotionally taxing and enjoy serenity and calm, then why not do yourself a favour and take all of the money and time which you were thinking of investing in never-ending celebrations and find a date at Dukes of Daisy who will be the perfect partner for that quiet fire-side sherry with good conversation. Put yourself first and recharge your batteries by sharing quality times with someone who likes the same things that you do. No commitment, no relationship strings attached. Just good times with a friend to keep you company during this potentially stressful and emotional time of year. Beat the year end blues and never find yourself in that awkward position of attending family functions on your own, or be left standing like lonely great uncle John in the corner of the room with no one to talk to. Whatever you decide to do, Dukes of Daisy has the companion for you.

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Industrial mixing equipment

IBS understands that in innovation stands still for no company and that technical innovation such as CAD and CAM systems provide advanced support for your business’s CNC production which is the key to longevity for businesses now and into the future. Without the will to reinvent and improve, your company stands the risk of being left behind the rest of the pack. Never before has it been more important for your business to assess the landscape and adapt to superior products and services.

Business Supplies for the pumps and pumping industrial, Industrial Blower Services Limited, supplies an extensive number of industrial equipment both locally and internationally as well as providing support and solutions for industrial applications, such as dense conveying equipment and Industrial mixing equipment.

Understanding the diverse needs of the pumping industry, IBS has the capacity to equip and maintain a large variety of production customers in specific scenarios. In the production and transportation of powder in industries such as construction, or food, dense conveying systems are typically used for the transferral or transportation of a large volume of powdered material, in the form of chemicals, foods, drugs, pigments, and dyes, across extended distances without resulting in damage to the materials. All the while ensuring that the powder is secured and hygienically maintained through controlling the amount of air consumption which affects the product quality. With this in mind, IBS supplies specialised products designed for low airspeed airflow such as Gvf impianti. Gvf impianti make and produce advanced systems and solutions designed to sustain and develop both production and maintenance cycles with the view of avoiding and solving problems related to the management of the raw materials and end products. Gvf impianti products are involved throughout the entire processing phase, starting from the storage and transport of raw materials, selection and dosage of materials, air treatment and production waste recovery. Food components, chemicals and even granular materials such as pellets for plastic injection moulding can easily be controlled using this innovative equipment.

Similarly, in industries such as food and chemicals, cosmetics and pharmaceutical, businesses rely heavily on accurate industrial mixing equipment in order to implement and sustaining your business. Those which require industrial mixing equipment to play a large role in their production process will understand that the quality of your equipment is integral to product consistency and quality assurance. Whether it be in laboratory or industrial landscapes, production of food, chemicals and plastics, cosmetics and pharmaceutics, requires a number of mixers in order to perform a wide range of mixing operations which can be provided with products such as Granulators, Supporters, sterilizers, Reactors, fibres, Dryers as well as complete modules for mixing powders, liquids and pastes. Arguably the most important aspect of the mixing process would be to ensure that valves are able to be sealed correctly in line with strict compliance and legislative requirements. For this kind of specialised service IBS stocks Mix srl for mixing systems and components and Olocco company for rotary and diverter valves.

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Leave it to Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors

Lodge HomeBeing a Funeral Director is a calling. Not everyone has the capacity, nor inclination to be sure, to be able to withstand the needs of this particular type of work simply because, as you can well imagine, of the intensity of both the topics related to funerals, as well as the emotional aspects of the function. Certainly, it’s not a business where you will get repeat business either unless you are able to provide the service with the utmost professionalism, attention to detail under highly pressurised circumstances.  Lodge Brothers funeral Director is a family business with more than 230 years of experience with attending to the needs of the living and the deceased. Lodge Brothers’ funeral director East Horsley is personally and powerfully tied to the services which we passionate about providing.

Funeral Director Virginia Water treats each individual situation with the ultimate respect which is warranted when a family loses a member. As each life of each person is unique and beautiful, Lodge Brothers Funeral Director will stop at nothing to ensure that the funeral event, activities, and accessories are managed in a way that holds true to the person who was and the people whose lives are changed forever as a result of their presence. When it comes to a funeral event, planning is everything. As in any event, without planning, things will not go smoothly. And so it our business to make sure that even when the event has not been properly planned for, that in the end all of the necessary aspects are executed as if they had been. It is only because of our deep passion for the function that Lodge Brother funeral directors are privileged to provide.

At the end of each funeral, it is the funeral directors position to provide closure for the family seamlessly and silently so that when the family leaves at the end of their long and emotionally draining event, there are no stones left unturned and no effort not achieved, ensuring that events of the day have been performed to perfection. Being a funeral director is a calling because it is not something that people without respect for humanity and life can achieve. It takes a special type of person to be able to do what is required and Lodge Brothers across the UK have an extended family who you are looking for to help your family through their emotional time.

More and more people are looking for ways to celebrate the lives of the deceased in a way which shows the world, one last time how special they were and how much they were loved in life and now in death. Lodge Brothers provide options that will meet the needs of any religion or culture. Be it a traditional funeral or modern style funeral that your family is looking for to best mark the day, Lodge Brothers is proud to be able to provide you with the best funeral you could wish for. Lodge Brothers professional funeral and cremations services create a meaningful, memorable and personal funeral day that honours the deceased.

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Red flags to look out for

Phishing tips for employees

Did you know Phishing currently accounts for 90% of data breaches with 30% of Phishing emails being opened? Most of the time these phishing scams can be prevented with a bit of simple know-how.

It’s important that you remain alert, vigilant and secure at all times. To prevent personal and business data loss.

Below are a few handy tips from our weekly phishing blog.

Tip 1 – Inspect the email display name

A major tactic that phishing criminals use is spoofing the display name of an email. For example, a criminal could setup an email to impersonate your bank. Such as:

On closer inspection, you will notice the domain name @mybank.co.uk. This domain name has nothing to do with your bank. This is a classic attempt of phishing.

Always check the email header. If you think its suspicious flag it and alert your IT Provider.

Tip 2 – Hover but don’t click!

Scammers love to embed malware within links in the email copy. The link looks legitimate until you click it and it’s too late. A simple trick is to simply hover you mouse over the link. And take note of the full link displayed. If the full link it looks suspicious rather flag and delete the email.

Tip 3 – Look out for personal or company detail requests

Most businesses will never ask for sensitive credentials via email. And 100% of the time banks will never request any sensitive information via mail.

Any emails requesting you to email back you login credentials is an instant red flag.

Interested in safeguarding your employees & business with a comprehensive online Phishing course? Click here to contact us.

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A fine memorial to wish them goodbye

Benjamin Franklin, wrote in 1789 that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This is something that is very difficult to dispute, even to this day.

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This unadulterated truth may well be the case however something that does not have to be as prescribed, is the way in which we celebrate the life of a person when the time comes to bid farewell.

As a child, I was told that my parents felt that I was old enough to go to my grandmother’s funeral which was held in a catholic church which my grandmother fellowshipped during her later years. The church was fairly modern in design, with an unusual flat room, large and interesting stain glass windows filled the room with light; a modernised pulpit took center stage on a slightly raised platform. It was my first funeral and I had no idea what to expect. My grandmother was presented in a closed casket in the middle of the room, towards the front. Her casket was covered in flowers and stood pronounced in the room. It was the first time I had seen a casket and morbidly wondered what it must be like inside one. Those attending were quiet and sombre, despite the pretty colours streaming in through the windows. The hymns were slow and laboured and the priest played his part as he held his censer below the narrowing plate with one hand, allowing it to swing freely. This image is etched in my mind but so is the feeling of complete disconnect I felt.

Death may be a certainty but the type of funeral you chose, does not have to be. Traditions are beautiful and very much required as a part of society to help bring us together in community to mark the special events which punctuate our lives. When it came time for me to bid farewell to my own mother, I knew that there was another way to go about celebrating her life, which is what I know she wanted.

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With the help of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors, I was able to replace the sombre memory I had of my grandmother’s passing but choosing an alternative funeral for my mother. When it comes to thinking about it, there are many ways in which you can say “I love you” one more time at the funeral of your loved one. Traditional funerals are often being replaced by original funerals which are far more personal and individual funerals as the life of the person you are saying goodbye to. Lodge Brothers have extensive experience assisting families with special funeral requests and will also provide you with various alternate ideas for the day. A funeral is always sad but can it can also be beautiful, simple, sentimental and heartfelt event that can give you peace of mind knowing that you have celebrated someone’s life in the most respectful and positive way possible.

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Look to the future for your IT solutions with Knowall IT

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Digitalisation is the latest buzz word in business in the world today and is immeasurably impacting on and redefining businesses across the globe. In a small town in South Africa, a state of the art Hospital was established in 2003 in what was seen as a pioneering partnership between the public and the private sectors. What made this hospital state of the art was the proactive and cutting-edge technical implementation of the country’s first filmless and paperless medical facility. Created from experience gained from installing over 200 integrated filmless imaging networks across the globe, the IT provider for the project combined IT with medical imaging, monitoring and theatre equipment to create a total hospital information service. Paper documents were replaced with electronic patient records, enabling the medical staff “instant access to the patient’s test results and their entire history, including X-ray films, laboratory results, medication information, ECG traces, as well as all the respective specialist reports that go with such examinations.” Nowhere in the world at the time, was IT being stretched to its limits in a 1st / 3rd world blended country.

Just imagine what this type of innovation could do for your business. You can transform your business through digitalisation, which is the process of converting material or information into a digital form. Thousands of business in the UK have already transitioned to online systems with the view of keeping themselves relevant and up to date with modern technical solutions allowing their business to be more effective and strategic, no matter the size of the business.

If you aren’t looking in to this as a matter of urgency, ask yourself where you see your business in 5 years’ time… and look closely at your answer. If you don’t like what the future looks like for your business in its current state with its current capacity, then Knowall IT Support London is the next number that you need to add to your contacts on your mobile.

Knowall IT Support Paddington will assist you with everything from online storage of documents, to cloud-based backup solutions and more. Digitalisation encompasses the entire process of making your business completely functional via technology and digital services. And the benefits simply out-weight any cons that you may think of. Basically the future is already here and its coming even faster than the speed of your current hard-drive. You can expect increased efficiency at reduced operational costs. Data is safer in the cloud and easier to analyse with a significantly less chance of human error resulting from human intervention.

Knowall IT Support London offers cloud computing which offers a revolution in how your business operates, giving it the competitive edge you need for success in the marketplace resulting from heightened levels of flexibility and remote access options. More secure, your information is automatically protected against the potential loss of data. Cloud computing also saves time while increases efficiency and productivity while lowering organisational and storage costs. Digitalisation transformations have been changing the face of the industry as we have come to know it. Relevant and successful businesses have moved to cloud computing. Have you?

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Various designs and types of pressure-regulating valves

IBS (Industrial Blower Services) has more than 30 years of experience offering manufacturing products, equipment and services to companies within the Industrial, Utility, Manufacturing, Road Tanker, Municipal and Commercial sectors of industry. IBS is the UK’s largest supplier of popular new and used industrial blower and other industrial equipment. Since inception, IBS has significantly grown and established themselves as the UK’s largest repair and service centre for roots type blowers which have resulted in the establishment of three repair and service centres which are situated conveniently around the UK. IBS has capacity for the repairs of Industrial Vacuums, Vacuum Pumps, Biogas Compressor, Portable Vacuum, Pneumatic and Vacuum Conveying and Fabrication systems.

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Notwithstanding the large range of top-shelf OEM products, including blowers and pressure valves,  which IBS can provide, repair and refurbish, IBS provides excellent customer service which makes them the confident partner for your business. The knowledge and expertise of the engineers within the company benefits your business purely by association.

In many instances it is crucial that the development and design of Blower Pressure Relief valves, such as Kunkle Pressure Relief Valves, is controlled with the correct materials and that are compatible with various types of process fluids, which can range from water to air and may even include corrosive agents. When Pressure relief valves and safety relief valves are required to protect tanks, cylinders and water heaters from high pressures and temperatures, installation, quality, and safety cannot be compromised. After installation, problems such as blockages, damage of internal components and incorrect pressure settings could be disastrous and time-consuming to address. Ensuring that pressure valves are installed and functioning correctly from the start can save your business significantly in the long term.

Whether you are considering using a pressure-release valve as merely as a precaution, or if it is for specifically deigned conditions, pressure-reducing valves are critical in providing a stable pressure in parts of a system that usually operates with lower pressure that a normal system pressure. Relief valves, for example, PentAir Relief Valves, can easily be set to generate a steady stream of pressure as art of its design limits. Simply put, once the valve is set, a steady and reduced pressure stream will be delivered and maintained despite any change in the supply pressure or system load.

There are various designs and types of pressure-regulating valves. Cast iron non-code vacuum relief such that which you will experience with the Kunkle 337 model is best suited for the protection of high volume vacuum pumps, conveying systems and also for light gauge tanks. Model 337 is adequately suited for the protection of medium to low pressure in high volume blowers, compressors, conveying systems and bulk hauling trailers and equipment.

IBS engineers can supply your business with all of the technical data required to ensure that you are utilising the correct products to work in synergy with your requirements for ultimate production levels and on-going productivity with little or no downtime caused by blockages, damage of internal components and incorrect pressure settings.

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Join a new type of dating service never seen before

Dukes of Daisy rent friend service is brilliant, easy and safe to use. The whole concept is based on a platonic dating service and is giving this type of service a fresh face-lift. So many dating sites are simply hook up sites which is great for those who in that space but not everybody may be looking for that type of rendezvous. Obviously everyone is keen on spending time with someone who is intriguing to them on a physical level and that is what you can immediately see from the Dukes of Daisy website. The pictures are there, just like any other dating site, for a person to filter and browse through. Initially you may be drawn to someone because of their appearance. However at the end of the day you never really know until you meet the person.

Dating is tricky enough as it is for singletons who are wondering how to meet people, for whatever reason. Dukes of Daisy is great and different in that there is someone there to help you navigate your way. The office administration assistance from Jessica makes it easier especially if you are wondering if this is the site that you want to spend your hard-earned cash on! Many sites are out there, offering similar services but none are as transparent as Dukes of Daisy.

If you want to find a date, for a special occasion or no occasion in particular, except to take some time out and engage with someone with similar interests to you in a safe and non-threatening way, then Dukes of Daisy is the place to go. With other sites, a person could invest a lot of time and energy just to realise that the people with whom they are engaging are really looking for that instant hook up. For women especially and a lot of men as well, this is not always the goal. Dukes of Daisy escorts know that this is a purely platonic service and even the description, rent a friend service, shows that the intention of the website is different.

Busy people may not always find the time to invest in going out and about to meet people. It takes a brave individual to go out on their own or as a single person in a group, on the off-chance that they might meet someone. Not everyone is wired that way. And often times, this can be an exercise in futility. Anyone would be forgiven for wanting to try to find another way or simply giving up!

Don’t give up! Dukes of Daisy will assist you with your journey and knowing that there is someone there to contact and talk to about the process, makes you really feel more at ease when it comes to making the financial investment. With this service, there will be a success every time! That’s the beauty of it. You are assured that your rented date will be there because after all, this is why they are there too. They want to meet people and you want to meet people. It’s a win-win for all involved and you save time looking in all the wrong places! Contact Dukes of Daisy to get started or login to the website and have a browse. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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Stand out from the marquee crowd

As we embrace the slow change in season and slide into the downhill stretch towards the Christmas season, most vendors are shutting up shop for the year. Those who are still busy from the month of October through to the end of the year are doing well! However if you are slowing down, it just means that things will change somewhat in terms of what people are looking for as well as how the marquees need to be dealt with when erecting. If you understand the landscape and embrace the change, continuing through to the festive season will not cause any issues for your business.

 

3x6m commercial demi diy marqueeObviously with marquees being temporary structures, it is of great importance to your business that the marquee which you are using is designed to be extra durable and strong. No matter where or what time of year you use your marquee, these two aspects are what you will need to consider first and foremost. All the DIY marquees are cost-effective without compromising strength and durability to face all types of weather, protecting your investment and your patrons.  The initial outlay for a marquee may appear to be considerable at face value yet the sheer number of choices that you have, ensures that you will certainly find the ideal value for money that you are looking for. Popular marquees can be found on the DIY marquee website. Take for example the traditional 9m by 18m 4 season marquee. Features include 500gsm Duracoretex PVC roof and sides which is wind protective and flame retardant. Made with 38mm & 50mm Steel pipes, this marquee is a steal from just £1800.00.

Commercial Demi marquees for sale are also frequent sellers. A 3m by 6m Demi Commercial marquees for sale is suitable for all seasons with the same 500gsm Duracoretex PVC roof and sides and is similarly flame retardant. With roof and eave braces, purlins and a ground bar and 38mm steel framework, this ideal marquee is selling from just £550. Consider purchasing a green commercial 4x6m marquee with the same specs as the commercial demi, for just £708.

Some tips that can assist you with your marquees as you head into the colder months can help like factoring the effect of the weather on your marquee. allowing for more time to put your marquee up as a result of higher winds and wetter days. It’s a good idea to place your marquees butted up against a permanent structure or well tied to any other permanent or stable structure. Use a walkway with sides if the winds really pick up, and ensure that they are secured fast so that they don’t flap into the passageway. Being colder with fewer daylight hours means you have may struggle more with the erection of your marquee in that you have less time and less dexterity in your hands, especially when you start needing gloves for the outdoors. Another thing to remember is to allow for more maintenance of your marquee. Cold weather, snow, and rain will mean that the marquee is damp or wet at the time when you take it down. You will need to ensure that the marquee is properly dried before you pack it away which can sometimes prove easier said than done, in on-going wet weather. Making sure that the marquee is dry before you pack away will ensure the longevity of all of the materials.

In the event of snow on the horizon, take a look at all of the options for heating that we recommend on the DIY website. A little hint on the heating would be to leave the heating on very low so as to prevent it building up on the roof. In heavy snow, you may want to consider placing wooden floors down, for 2 reasons: They will give your patrons a solid surface but 2. You are raising the height of the floor! This is a good albeit expensive solution especially when you are raising on soft ground which is prone to waterlogging or even on a hard surface where water may be likely to come back up and under the sides.

 

 

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Probate now to save your family later

For most people, life involves the process of growing, learning and then using what we have learnt, to become our own independent people who have skills and experience which we use, to gather things as we go through life. It is a sign of success for a person to be able to gather many material assets during their life but mostly it is something that must happen, so that we can live our best life and provide stability and security to our families. Whether you do life in a traditional way or if you are someone who does things differently, there is always a need for the things that make your life easier and more secure, allowing you to support important people in your life as well as yourself.

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Perhaps your first real possession was a watch, one that you saved for through hard work and dedication. Perhaps a car that you were eventually able to buy after years of working towards that goal. And there is a myriad of technologies that we can purchase during the years of our lives, as we grow up and eventually into old age.

When you look around you and see what you have managed to accrue in terms of material things, take a minute to also think about what would happen to all of those hard-earned large and small items that form part of your life, if you should happen to not come home at the end of the day to use them. The point is that this is a likely possibility for everyone eventually. Yet how many times do you think about what will happen to your possessions when you are gone? Honestly, this is something that most people think very little about. Life is for the living after all!

Probate is another that very few people will take a minute to think about on any given day. In fact, what is probate really? While it is actually quite a simple judicial process whereby your will is “proved” will in a court of law, the practice is something that not many will really think of as being important. Without this probate process of administering your estate, all of your material possessions may end up in the wrong hands or with people that you feel may not benefit as much from your life’s accumulated possessions, as someone else possibly would. This is why it is so important to stop, take the time to think about how Lodge Brothers probate Sunbury can assist and decide what you would like to happen when the time comes. This is where Lodge Brothers Legal Services is of vital assistance to you and your family. Probate is just one of the professional legal services that Lodge Brothers offers and all of these services will be of utmost importance to your family. Probate services at Lodge Brothers legal services are offered at a fixed fee which is agreed to in advance, depending on your requirements.

One size does not always fit all which is why you can get a free, no-obligation quote before you decide to proceed with engaging with Lodge Brothers for their probate Shepperton services. However, when you make that decision, you can rest assured that everything to do with your estate will expertly and legally be processed just as you wanted it to be.

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