Guide to Effectively Using a Fire Extinguisher: When to Use It, Where to Store It, and How to Discharge Its Contents

Guide to Effectively Using a Fire Extinguisher: When to Use It, Where to Store It, and How to Discharge Its Contents

Articles, Fire Extinguisher
When it comes to making a decision about whether or not to fight a fire, it is important to evaluate the situation quickly and keep in mind that every fire must be treated with extreme caution. Although no two fires are exactly alike in the circumstances that cause them or the location in which they appear, some generalizations can still be made about their nature. Depending on the type of combustible material that is involved, fires are generally separated into four groups: Class A, B, C, and D fires. Fires caused by wood or paper, for example, usually fall into Class A while fires caused by appliances or electronics fall into Class C. As a result of these varying classifications, there are also varying types of fire extinguishers. Each extinguisher…
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Multi-Purpose Media Room vs. Dedicated Home Theater Room Designs

Multi-Purpose Media Room vs. Dedicated Home Theater Room Designs

Articles, Designs Room
Differences between Home Theater Rooms and Home Media Rooms The major distinction between a room designed for home theater and a room designed for a home media enjoyment is the flexibility of the space. A home theater room is designed specifically for watching movies on a big screen and cannot be adapted for other uses. On the other hand, a home media room is typically designed for multiple media or family room applications. [caption id="attachment_569" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Differences between Home Theater Rooms and Home Media Rooms By Ecstasymodels & Love Home Designs & Homedecored[/caption] Typical design features of a dedicated home theater room include A big theater or projection screen in a fixed position Stadium style seating Full sound proofing and surround sound systems Dark or soothing colour scheme with…
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How to Remove Candle Wax from a Tablecloth: Get Rid of Wax Stains Using an Iron

How to Remove Candle Wax from a Tablecloth: Get Rid of Wax Stains Using an Iron

Articles, Cleaning
How to Remove Candle Wax from a Tablecloth: Get Rid of Wax Stains Using an Iron It happens to the best of hosts—right in the middle of a dinner party, an elegant candle becomes a drippy, waxy mess, staining the tablecloth in a matter of seconds. The first rule is not to let a little spill ruin the party. Laugh it off, remove any objects near the stain, and enjoy your dinner. Then follow these simple steps in the morning: [caption id="attachment_562" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Dinner Party By splendidsass.blogspot & Style Me Pretty[/caption] Materials Needed for Removing Wax Stained fabric Iron Ironing board or other flat surface Unprinted paper bags [caption id="attachment_563" align="aligncenter" width="564"] Remove Candle Wax from a Tablecloth By nicolegibbonsstyle[/caption] Instructions for Removing Wax Be sure that the candle…
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Dorm Room Decor: How to Maximize Space

Dorm Room Decor: How to Maximize Space

Articles, Dorm Room Decor
1. Get Rid of Stuff You may have all kinds of extra junk that you really don’t need. Pare down on anything you have more than one of (do you really need three packsacks, two French dictionaries and an extra toaster!? No). Try selling old textbooks, shoes you never wear, get rid of your TV and radio (you have a computer, right?). Organize or take part in a clothing swap to exchange the many things you are tired of for a few new items. Consider renting a storage space with a couple other students to store larger things you don’t need, but can’t part with (Aunt Martha’s grandfather clock, for example). Practice –yes, it does take practice – paring down your belongings regularly, and you’ll find that you won’t accumulate…
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A Guide to Buying a Pool Table for the Home or the Dining Room

A Guide to Buying a Pool Table for the Home or the Dining Room

Articles, Furniture
How Big are Pool Tables & What Size Room Do They Need Pool tables are twice as long as they are wide and usually come in lengths of 6 foot, 7 foot or 8 foot, these being the external measurements, not the playing area. The first thing to consider is where the playing of pool will take place. You need enough space to walk all around the table and to use the pool cue in any direction, which is almost the length of the pool cue. Cues are available in different lengths, Children use shorter cues and they will also be used with smaller tables. Cues are usually 48", 54", or 57". A 6-foot pool table will require a room at least 4 x 3.3 metres or 160" x 130"…
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Renting or Buying Pressure Washers: Powerful Washers Often Needed After Floods, Other Natural Disasters

Renting or Buying Pressure Washers: Powerful Washers Often Needed After Floods, Other Natural Disasters

Articles, Cleaning, Pressure washer
Natural disasters such as floods, mud slides, tornadoes and storms often leave behind volumes of grime, mould, oil stains and dirt that can best be cleaned with pressure washers. That’s all in addition to the normal grime that accumulates and requires periodic special cleaning around a residence or business. Consumers have several options for handling these cleanings. They can: •  Hire a firm to do the cleaning; •  Rent a pressure washer for a one time or occasional use; •  Purchase a pressure washer for long-term use. Please take a look at this video for pressure washers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iLYp-EeVWs Hiring a firm to do the cleaning makes sense if money is not an issue, if pressure washers are not available to rent or buy, or if age, skill or safety might…
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New website charts the voluntary sector’s workforce

New website charts the voluntary sector’s workforce

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The latest intelligence charting the voluntary sector's workforce since 2001 is now available in one place at UK Voluntary Sector Workforce Almanac 2013. Skills- Third Sector has been working with NCVO and the Third Sector Research Centre to produce this easy-to-use and accessible resource which draws on a decade of authoritative data to explore how the sector’s workforce has changed. The fifteen themes explore the main traits of voluntary sector employment, covering its size and characteristics, the nature of working conditions within the sector, and the levels of skills and training across the sector. Keith Mogford, chief executive of Skills- Third Sector explains why this resource is so important: "Charities, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and their stakeholders need the best quality evidence base to help them inform policy and…
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BIS research highlights challenges for third sector in delivering learning and skills

BIS research highlights challenges for third sector in delivering learning and skills

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The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) has published new research by Skills- Third Sector, Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) and the Third Sector National Learning Alliance (TSNLA), that provides a detailed picture of the third sector’s involvement in the delivery of learning and skills. The research provides an essential baseline on the sector’s current involvement in the provision of learning and skills activities to some of the most disadvantaged groups of learners. It also identifies some of the major challenges which prevent the sector from making a greater contribution including: The introduction of minimum contract levels; high management fees charged by lead providers, a lack of funding for overhead costs; and a shortage of support for some of the wider activities…
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Employment in the voluntary sector continues to rise

Employment in the voluntary sector continues to rise

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Latest Labour Force Survey figures for the first quarter of 2010 show that the voluntary sector now employs 778,000 people, an increase of 6.5% over the last year. This is in contrast to the public and private sectors which have shown a decrease of 0.5% and 2.3% respectively. The findings were produced by the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) in partnership with Skills -Third Sector. Read more about the findings in our press release, there is also a news item on Third Sector magazine's website.
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New research reveals sector workforce growing despite recession

New research reveals sector workforce growing despite recession

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The NCVO Civil Society Almanac 2010 has just been published, and includes a chapter exploring the workforce of the voluntary sector, which was produced in partnership with Skills - Third Sector and the Third Sector Research Centre. The latest research on the size, shape and characteristics of the voluntary sector workforce reveal that there are now over 660,000 people employed in voluntary organisations. In stark contrast to the private sector, the voluntary sector looks as though it may survive the recession without any decline in the size of its workforce, according to an article about the research published today in Third Sector magazine. The Almanac is sent free to all NCVO members. Non-members can purchase a copy online, and a preview of some of the chapters is available here or download the workforce chapter here.
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