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Features of Kall8 Phone Service



Having an 800 number is a great way to increase your sales and make your company look bigger than it actually is and one of the best companies that there is to help you accomplish this is Kall8. Kall8 is a fully integrated toll-free service that offers you all the perks of the traditional 800 number services and also allows you to track all of your toll free numbers in real time.

It is the features that make Kall8 such a wonderful company to work with and have handle your 800 number needs. Some of the great features you will enjoy with Kall8 are:

o Web call button: This feature allows visitors to your website to simply click a button on your website, enter their phone number and then and be instantly connected with your phone.

o Voice mail and fax: Your voicemail box with Kall8 is designed to accept both voice messages and fax messages as well. They also allow you the option to accept only fax, only voice or switch back and forth, it’s all up to you.

o Conference calls made easy: You can easily set up a conference call for up to 25 participants and talk as long as you need to. You will only be charged the per-minute rate of each caller that calls into your 800 number with no hidden fees to ever worry about.

o Virtual calling card: this allows you to call anyone you want to after checking a message and use your Kall8 number as the caller ID. Again, this will give you the appearance of being a bigger company than you are.

o Call blocking: You can block phone calls in a whole host of ways. You can block by city, state, area code, and even by individual number. Once again, it is all up to you.

o Maximum call length: This allows you to control how long of a message your callers can leave on a voice mail which will save you money over time.

o Call forwarding: You can automatically set up your 800 number to be forwarded at a certain time of the day when you know you will be by a different phone.

o Caller ID: You can choose to have your Kall8 number as the number that will show when a caller is dialing or have their number show. If you want to be sure that you are getting all of your business calls you will most likely select the Kall8 number to come up. While you won’t know who it is calling, you will know it is in relation to your business.

o All trackable: Kall8 has specific tools that can track all of your 800 calls in real time and provide you with several different reports to help you analyze what is working and what is not.

With so many features that come standard with service it is no wonder why Kall8 is quickly gaining popularity among those who are looking for an 800 number service. Having an 800 number isn’t just for the top dog companies anymore and you too can enjoy the perks for your business.

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Innovative Business Shares Tips




Many of our loyal readers out there are already aware that Dave and I relish celebrating conscious and proactive entrepreneurs who are working to make a difference in the world while providing their services. Today I am thrilled to highlight a local Kootenay-based business with this wonderful discussion below.

We first met Narae Kang, owner of Kimchi Kitchen, when we spotted a post on social media where she was offering a fantastic opportunity for other local businesses – a free (10×6) vinyl decal displayed on their mobile kitchen unit. A little something for their customers to browse while waiting for their meal.

Coming from a marketer’s angle – I saw their selfless, non-promotional post as a great way to reach out to the community. Dave and I, for instance had heard of the truck but had not been customers yet – once we purchased a meal there however, we are definitely customers now. So are dozens of others who saw the post, they were so impressed that they responded saying they were coming down to purchase from the truck soon and calling out to others to support such a selfless business. So while Kimchi Kitchen’s intent wasn’t coming from a marketing angle at all… the result was that they gained popularity, attained increased exposure to a highly targeted market and they created a very strong networking system with dozens of other local businesses, including ourselves.

When Dave dropped off our ad decals, he also ordered the Sweet Chilli Chicken (see the image), which was delicious and so generous of a helping that Dave and I were fed for 3 separate meals – each! As you can see in the images, this dish came with these large, yellow pickled vegetables that had Dave and I guessing what they were. I was thinking perhaps Kholrabi or chestnut, using a tumeric based pickling brine. Dave guessed correctly – it was “… a Korean pickled Daikon (radish)”, Narae explained. “I use gardenia powder to make it yellow”.

I asked Narae to tell us a little about herself and this is what she had to say: “I was born in South Korea, moved to Canada after getting married to this amazing man in Calgary. It was our goal to move to Kootenay Region (BC, Canada) ever since we got married. Thanks to my husband’s carpentry skill and my enthusiasm for Korean food, we opened Kimchi Kitchen in May 2019.”

As an eco-conscious customer, I noticed the compostable take-out packaging right away and I became curious as to its composition. Narae explained that the entire food truck and street food industry is changing: “The clamshell containers are made out of sugarcane. Yes, they are expensive. But what’s amazing is, I am not the only one who uses these types of containers. Most of the food trucks that I know of also choose environment friendly packaging”.

As it turns out, there is a very practical reason for choosing these options. “Initially, my main goal was to go to the festivals and events in the Kootenay Region – like the Kaslo Jazz Festival or Starbelly Jam. Most festivals have zero waste policy, and I admire their efforts to save our environment. I wanted to join their movement. Although all those major events are cancelled due to COVID – I use wood forks and chopsticks instead of plastic ones.”

The couple’s dedication to the environment is admirable. “I have fully electric car; traded it with my truck last year. I am 1000% satisfied with my choice, and encourage people to go electric. It has tons of benefits. I also have 16 hens and a rooster. They take care of our kitchen scraps and give me gorgeous, healthy eggs in return. The rest goes to my compost bin. The chicken manure is given to neighbours who have a garden and they share some vegetables with me.”

This couple had many reasons for choosing the hard life of being an entrepreneur. “Two main reasons” she explains, “One was the child I support. When I just moved here I couldn’t find a full time job. Everything available at the time was seasonal, minimum wage or the work was too far. I support a child in Honduras through World Vision. Maria – a girl’s name I wanted to give if I ever had a daughter. I tried but I couldn’t support her anymore without an income in the winter. That’s when I decided to open a food truck. The first year, my goal was to support her year around. The second year, my goal is to send her chickens as a Christmas gift (and I am working on it). Second reason is the movie ‘The Chef’ – based on the true story of a ‘Kogi’ food truck in California. Roy Choi is now a famous Korean-American chef, who became my role model.”

Being an entrepreneur in such times (when events are limited and constrained budgets keep customers at home) Kimchi Kitchen has learned to adapt, finding alternative ways to overcoming a variety of challenges. “The first year I opened, surprisingly people had quite a good knowledge about Korean food. Living in a town where it has very little Korean population, that was something to think about. Why don’t we have a good Korean restaurant here? I introduced those classic dishes that people are well aware of – Korean chicken, Bibimbap, Bulgogi, Kimchi, etc, which was a hit. Since I introduced those foods in town however, other pubs and restaurants started a similar menu with the same name. So I had to come up with something else. To stand out I introduced trendy Korean street food – like the vegetarian dumplings with gochujang sauce. Leaving one signature item: the Sweet Chilli Chicken… Constantly changing up the menu catches people’s attention; the special changes every week. Like the Galbi burger from last year – People keep hounding me to make that again… My original goal was to go to the festivals and events mainly. Since these events are not happening right now, I parked my food trailer at one location and open to serve either lunch or dinner Wednesday – Sunday. As I have to travel 2h (round trip) from my home to Creston, I can’t serve both lunch and dinner while looking after a bunch of animals in my house.”

Kimchi Kitchen mainly uses social media for sharing the truck’s schedule, expected location for particular dates and any special menu changes. Since over 90% of their customers are locals they find that word-of-mouth has been their best promotional tool yet. According to Narae, “I move around along the Kootenay area – find me through Facebook or Instagram – @kimchikitchenbc… People ask me to come to certain places”, she goes on to say. “Last year we have been to Kuskonook Harbour, Crawford Bay, Creston and Boswell along the lake. Some restaurant owners didn’t welcome us. Some were very kind. Regardless, at all of these places we had great fun… But it is also very tiring to move around frequently. Now I am staying in one spot as long as possible. Before their grand opening this year, Wildnorth Brewery wanted us to be there for the celebrations. As of July 1st, we will be parked there”.

Time management is always a challenge for the self-employed and I asked Narae to share some tips they have learned along the way. “We’ve learned to simplify the process; use similar ingredients, but differentiate just a few key ingredients for menu items. You learn to prioritize what has to be done first… You face a hundred different situations everyday. It can be that the generator fails or something to do with customer service… or you get injured from hot oil. Hot weather is one of the biggest challenges, as well as cooking under pressure when there are 10 people watching me to make their food quick. There are too many to mention here… But I can definitely tell you that racism isn’t part of challenge. As an Asian woman, never once have I faced racism running my business. Rather, people have my back and tell me all the kind words in the world. They worry about me when they don’t even have to. The great support I get in Creston and the Kootenay area is something I really want to shout out! And you know, that made me want to pay-it-forward in gratitude for the great support I have received. That is why I put up the post on social media re: the free advertising decal on my food truck.”

Networking is a huge part of running a business and so I asked Narae her opinion on this. “When people come for my food I try to make conversation to get to know them better, especially for regular customers. I ask their name and remember it.” She responded. “Remembering small details of their needs (some like more pickle, some want more spiciness, etc). Getting to know other business owners is also a big plus. I’ve had lots of inquiries from curious customers. Some asked if I want to sell my business, some asked questions about running a food truck. Many people are interested in opening a food truck of their own. I try my best to give them valuable advice with the understanding that we are all trying to survive, supporting our family and paying bills. I will always continue to offer good food and support other local businesses.”

You can’t miss this bright yellow food truck – with an every-changing menu that will never feel redundant or boring. Customers will also notice that the staff is not only friendly but they really get the food out quickly too. Even though you won’t have to wait long for your meal, do take the time to browse the many decals soon to decorate the exterior of this bright yellow vehicle – celebrating other local entrepreneurs. For more info visit their Facebook page @:

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6 Tips to Help You Hire a Criminal Lawyer




Criminal charges are a serious matter for everyone. If you are an accused, make sure you hire the services of a good criminal lawyer for your legal representation. In this article, we have shared a few tips that will make the hiring process easier for you. Read on to find out more.

1. Experience

There are different types of lawyers, and each one specializes in their own field of interest. Therefore, you should look for a professional that specializes in the field of criminal law. This is an important thing to consider when looking for the best legal counsel.

These attorneys are familiar with laws related to different types of crimes. So, they can defend you much better.

2. Success Rate

Make sure that the lawyer enjoys a high rate of success. This is important as a high success rate is representative of the competitiveness of the professional. After all, you want them to drop the charges that were filed against you.

If they lost most of their cases, we suggest that you look for a better professional. After all, you want to get out of trouble as soon as possible.

3. Availability

Make sure the lawyer is not too busy to take your case. If they are not available, they may recommend another good lawyer to you since they have several colleagues. Keep in mind that you don’t have to follow their recommendation.

If they are not available, make sure you do your research to ensure that the recommended lawyer is capable enough to handle your case.

4. Confidence

During your first consultation, consider the demeanor of the lawyer. They should be confident enough to compete against the other party. This is reflective of the knowledge and commitment of the lawyer.

Good professionals are not arrogant. They listen to their clients without interrupting them. Plus, they answer all your questions until you are convinced.

5. Communication Skills

Communication between you and the criminal lawyer matters a lot. The goal is to make sure that you and the professional are on the same page. Good communicators listen to others and give honest and straightforward replies.

Besides, they use different means of communication, such as phone and email. This way you can exchange important messages related to the case.

6. Fee Structure

Of course, the criminal lawyers charge for their legal services. Typically, they charge a retainer fee upfront. You should ask if they require monthly payments. If you ask these questions before hiring them, it will help you set a budget accordingly.

In short, these are just some of the simple tips that may want to follow if you are going to hire a criminal lawyer.

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House Insurance Offers: Tips on Getting Better Quotes and Discounts




It might take some time for you to do some research, but you really do want to be careful when evaluating house insurance offers. How do you know which company is right for you? What about the policy? Does it include everything you need? Is it right for your home and property? What about the contents of your home? All of these questions must be answered before you sign any contracts.

Always check the financial stability of any company you are considering and consult consumer sites to read reviews and ratings. Also, keep in mind that you might not necessarily need the traditional insurance type. There are newer, modern solutions such as “peer to peer models”. This is an ideal system for those who have trouble getting affordable insurance the traditional way.

Regardless of which type of system you go for, it is essential that you know the value of your property and contents. If the current market value of your home really isn’t very much, how much would it take to make repairs if it’s damaged in a fire or flood? How much would it be to completely build a new home? Like any other type of insurance, you should consider premiums VS deductibles when it comes to house insurance offers.

One way to get a discount and save money on your payments is to make your home as disaster-resistant as possible. For instance, you might be able to save on premiums by purchasing stronger roofing materials, reinforcing your roof, adding storm shutters, investing in sprinklers, modernizing your plumbing and heating, etc.

Item List for House Insurance Offers

Make a list of the personal, valuable items you want to insure. Don’t automatically assume that they will be included under general coverage. Personal property hat people tend to want coverage for in insurance policies include expensive collections, jewelry, art, furs, electronics, and so forth. Even if personal property is included in the homeowners insurance rate, it might not be enough, and there might be exceptions. Some people choose to buy extra protection for specific items of high-value.

If you already have home insurance and are thinking about looking for something more affordable, one thing you’ll want to do is review your current dwelling coverage to ensure that it is not below 80% of the full replacement cost of the home. If it is, then your current company might reduce the amount that it will pay you should you file a claim. Keep this in mind when you are looking for a new, better deal, or take the steps necessary to improve the value of the dwelling.

Now that you have a better understanding of the basics of home / property insurance and how house insurance offers work, it’s time to start doing research. One company that is currently becoming very popular is Lemonade. It offers a unique peer-to-peer type of solution and pays out claims VERY quickly. See if it is available in your state, and if so, see if you qualify for a Lemonade Insurance discount.

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9 Foolproof Tips to Help You Watch Hentai Safely




If you are interested in watching anime hentai, you need to take the right steps in order to make sure you don’t get caught red-handed. As a matter of fact, watching hentai is much more than an espionage mission. But it won’t be a problem for you if you live alone in your own apartment. However, if you live with your family members and you do want to get caught watching this type of content, we have some tips for you. If you follow these foolproof tips, you will be able to enjoy the anime in a safe manner. Read on to find out.

1. Choose a Safe Time

Before you do this type of stuff, make sure you choose a safe time. In other words, you don’t want to watch this series when your parents or family members are around. For example, you can watch the staff when your parents are away. This is important if you want to be on the safe side.

2. Place the File in a Safe Location on your Hard Drive

If you use a computer, you can save these files in a safe location. For example, you can move these files from your main hard drive to the hard drive where you installed the Windows operating system. As an additional security measure, you can also protect the file with a password, which can be done using compression software such as WinZip.

You can also hide the folder if you want to, which is optional. Hidden files are difficult to locate, especially for basic computer uses.

3. Leave no Traces Behind

It is better that you don’t leave any traces after you have played or watched your favorite anime hentai. In other words, in Windows, the “recently opened” section may blow your cover. Besides, you may also delete your browsing history if you want to.

4. Headphones are a Must

Wearing headphones is an ideal decision if you want to enjoy a great experience. Besides, these devices can help you achieve a higher level of security. Don’t forget to turn down the volume of your headphones.

This is important if you want to be aware of your surroundings. After all, you don’t want your parents to enter your room while you are doing this type of stuff.

5. Face the Door

If the door of your room is behind you, this is not a good position. Ideally, you may want to face the door to be on the safe side.

6. Use the “Alt-Tab”

In case of an emergency, you need to close the front window instantly. In this case, the use of “alt-tab” is a great choice. This will help you avoid any suspicion.

7. If possible, Lock the Door

If possible, you may want to lock the door before opening your secret folder. However, if you are in your living room, you don’t need to lock your room door.

8. Turn on the Lights if you want

If you watch your favorite movies with the lights turned on, it will help avoid any suspicion.

9. Control Yourself

You may be tempted to turn your internal urges into reality while watching your favorite anime hentai. But it’s not recommended. You can only do so when it is totally safe.

In short, if you want to watch your favorite anime hentai without getting caught, we suggest that you follow the tips given in this article.

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5 Interior Design Tips for Beginners




Interior designing requires you to focus on space and architecture planning. This is important if you want to create an aesthetically impressive design for your home or business interiors. Besides, professional interior designers are trained to make the best choices for their interior design projects. If you are ready to go on an adventure in the world of coffee tables and living rooms, we suggest that you follow this simple guide to work on your next interior design project. By following these tips, it will be easier for you to work on your home interior design.

1. Spend Carefully

If you are a beginner in the world of interior design, make sure you take it slow and decide on the items that you really need. First of all, you need to think about the furniture you need, such as beds and couches.

The beauty of these furniture items is that they are heavy and attract the attention of your guests. Therefore, make sure that they look nice. As soon as you have found the best furniture, you can work on your do-it-yourself home decor.

2. Consider the Lighting

Don’t forget about lighting. If you don’t have proper lighting in your rooms, you may end up spoiling the beauty of your well-designed room. Therefore, you may want to consider lighting when it comes to setting your budget.

If you want to open up a small and dark space, you can try a lot of methods, such as light coloured walls, accent lighting, overhead lights, floor lamps, and windows.

3. Use Accent Pieces

We suggest that you get the most out of the accent pieces. One way is to focus on big items, such as tables, dressers, rugs, and couches and ignore the small ones. If you want to make your room visually appealing and personalised, you can use accent pieces. Therefore, you may want to watch out for items, such as books and bowls.

4. Place your Furniture Away from the Walls

Your furniture requires some space to breathe. Therefore, you may not want to push your furniture against the wall as this can make your room appear flat and stiff. What you need to do is have at least a couple of inches of space between your furniture and walls.

5. Your Home is not a Showcase

If you are working on a do-it-yourself home decor project, you don’t have to make it just like the photos you see online in magazines. Actually, the purpose of these photos is to show the furniture and design principles.

What you need to do is have some sentimental and eclectic pieces. The idea is to make sure your home is the best combination of liveability and gorgeous design.

Long story short, we suggest that you follow these 5 interior design tips. These tips will help you make the interior of your house more appealing. But if you have no idea how to go about it, we suggest that you hire the services of a professional interior designer. They will help make this job easier for you.

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6 Tips to Organize Your Thoughts




Anything can be organized, even your thoughts. We say that we can’t help the way we think, but we can! There may be things in life that we have no control over, but our thoughts are not one of them.

When a thought comes to mind, you make the choice to accept or reject that thought. Your choice may be conscious or subconscious, but either way it’s your choice.

Our brains function basically like computers. They are constantly processing information; incoming thoughts and outgoing actions. At times, so many thoughts are floating around in our heads that we can’t keep them all straight. If we don’t purge the excess in some way, we become overwhelmed, and process this information in a much slower, less efficient way than we would like.

The list below provides 6 tips to help organize your thoughts. My hope is that these tips will provide some relief for the barrage of thoughts that come from our fast-paced lives. Clutter is clutter, whether it comes in the form of things in our homes, or the thoughts in our brains. We need to purge clutter from our brains, just like we purge clutter from our homes.

  • Document your thoughts – This seems like a simple idea and it is. There are times when we have ideas, or thoughts about a multitude of things. If you don’t get those things out of your head and documented in some way, you’re in danger of forgetting them, or becoming overwhelmed. Use the medium that works best for you such as – pen & paper, text message, voice message, phone app, etc.
  • Sort your thoughts – After you document all your thoughts, tasks, concerns, ideas, questions, etc., sort them into their respective categories.
  • Prioritize your thoughts – Due dates and deadlines are priorities based on importance and urgency. Many times, due dates and deadlines determine our priorities. Other times, our troubles cause us to worry, and those thoughts become our priority. Taking an action on those worrisome thoughts, however small it may be, can possibly reduce the stress, so you can purposefully re-prioritize the thought for another time.
  • Reframing a thought – Reframing refers to changing the way a thought, concept or idea is considered. This can be helpful when you are problem solving. Looking at an issue in a different way may provide a viable solution.
  • No multitasking – It’s been determined that multi-tasking is counter-productive. When you try to perform more than one task at a time, your brain spends more time trying to switch between tasks, or thoughts. Focus on one thought at a time for optimal productivity.
  • Mental clarity – Sometimes we need a break. Thinking can be exhausting. In order to organize our thoughts, we need mental clarity. There are many ways to achieve mental clarity and it’s different for all of us. Taking a walk in the fresh air does it for me. Meditation works for some, while exercise does it for others. Find something that works for you and practice it regularly.
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5 Tips for Effective Exaggeration




At the heart of successful animation lie 12 principles. One of these is exaggeration, which refers to the act of taking certain elements and stretching them beyond the realm of normal. All animation requires some sort of exaggeration, even animation that strives to be realistic, because it is exaggeration that makes animation come alive, appeal to audiences, and add comedic relief to otherwise intense scenes. Poorly executed exaggeration, however, can detract rather than add to the appeal and impact of an animated work. As a result, effective exaggeration requires careful work by the traditional animation studio. Following are a few tips for successfully using exaggeration in any animated production.

Exaggerate The Most Important Elements.

The first step in creating effective exaggeration is to choose which elements to exaggerate. The key when making this decision is to remember that exaggerated elements will get the most attention from viewers. Therefore, the element you choose will change the way the viewer understands the scene. As a result, you need to choose the elements that are most important for understanding the scene.

For instance, if you are animating a scene in which a character is sailing, you may decide that the waves’ movements are most important and exaggerate those. On the other hand, you may decide that the character’s reaction is most vital, and, therefore, focus on their facial features. In the first instance, the viewer learns about the environment in which the character is sailing, while in the latter, the viewer learns about the personality of the character. Making the right choice will allow you to create exaggeration that contributes to rather than detracts from your work.

Know What Your Goals Are.

Once you decide which elements to exaggerate, you will need to decide how much exaggeration to use. In order to make this decision, you must have a clear idea of what you hope to achieve with the exaggeration. Exaggeration can be used in a number of different ways. For instance, you can use it to add fluid motions that make the animation look more realistic. On the other hand, you can use it to create caricatured movements that add comedy, or that add personality and appeal.

Each of these goals, however, requires a slightly different use of exaggeration. Take, for instance, the sailor discussed above. If you desire a realistic look, you may choose to slightly exaggerate his facial expressions. However, if you wish to interject humor, you may use extreme exaggeration to give him comedic facial expressions. The right choice will be the one that best contributes to your overall goals for the scene.

Retain The Essence of The Exaggerated Elements.

As soon as you decide to exaggerate an element, you are no longer bound by the strict parameters of reality. However, in order for your exaggeration to retain its appeal, it must still have some connection to reality. If it does not, the object or character being exaggerated will become confusing to viewers, who will no longer be able to mesh what they see on the screen with the basic rules of reality to which they are accustomed.

For instance, say you choose to exaggerate the facial features of the character sailing on the boat. If you remove all identifying elements from the face in order to twist it into a complete caricature of fear or surprise, or delight, you will lose the essence of the character design. The viewer will no longer be able to identify or connect with them. As a result, when exaggerating any animated element, a good rule of thumb is to take what is already there as far as expressions, physical features, or emotions, and exaggerate those elements. By doing so, you increase the appeal of the scene for viewers instead of detracting from it.

Create Balance.

Even though viewers of animation expect to see exaggeration and fantasy, they also want to keep one foot in reality. As a result, another key to effective exaggeration is to create balance within the scene. You can do so by only selecting a few elements in each scene to exaggerate. The rest of the elements must remain more natural and realistic. Doing so will avoid an absurd or disturbing look that will leave viewers confused or dismayed with your work.

For instance, if you exaggerate your sailing character’s facial features, you should refrain from exaggerating their other physical features. If you choose to exaggerate the movement of the waves, you may need to refrain from exaggerating the character’s facial features too. With a balanced scene, you draw the viewer’s attention to the elements they need to see, and keep them grounded enough in reality to enjoy the exaggerated elements.

Keep Your Project Appealing.

Finally, when using exaggeration in your animated production, you will need to maintain appeal. Appeal is a fairly subjective, yet crucial, element to animation. It is what makes even a villain a character the viewers will enjoy watching. Making mistakes in the steps discussed above can result in a loss of appeal. For instance, if you use too much exaggeration, viewers will be less likely to enjoy the animated production.

As a result, the last question you must ask yourself is how the exaggeration contributes to the scene’s overall appeal. It may fit all the criteria above, yet detract from the overall entertainment value. On the other hand, you may find that pushing the boundaries a bit yields a bolder look and greater appeal. As a result, exaggeration, as with any element of animation, requires careful crafting in order to achieve the most powerful and appealing work of art possible.

Exaggeration is an effective way to bring your animation to life, whether you are doing video game animation, advertising animation, or a feature length film. By exaggerating the most important elements, knowing what you want to achieve, retaining the essence of the exaggerated elements, creating balance, and keeping your project appealing can help you to create truly effective exaggeration in your animated art.

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Teaching and Training Sun Conures – 5 Tips on Training Sun Conures to Talk




If you’ve ever had the privilege of owning a sun conure parrot, then you already know the joy these beautiful little birds can bring to the household. They overwhelm us with their warm and friendly behavior while mesmerizing us with their naturally beautiful colors. What more could we ask out of these cuddly little friends?

Well, for starters, you have to remember sun conures belong to the parrot family and if you have ever wondered how difficult teaching and training sun conures could be, always remember that the same rules for training parrots apply to training sun conures.

There is a little degree of difficulty being that sun conure parrots are not as talkative as an amazon parrot, but nonetheless, teaching and training sun conures is definitely worth our time and effort. I have discovered 5 tips on teaching and training sun conures to talk that will sure make your lives easier.

First Tip:

Using a primitive microphone on your computer, record yourself repeating simple cute phrases such as; hello, pretty bird, how are you, goodbye, etc. and burn the audio track onto a CD. Leave the CD playing in your home stereo system in repeat mode during the day while you are at work so that your sun conure bird can listen to the repeated words throughout the entire day. In about a week, he will be speaking those phrases to you.

Second Tip:

If the first tip works like a charm (and it has never failed in my dedicated years of teaching and training sun conures), make sure to praise your sun conure parrot by giving him a small treat such as a pumpkin seed or piece of fruit every time he successfully repeats a phrase.

Third Tip:

Train your conure to talk in small 5 minute sessions throughout the week. Sun conures are delicate birds and you do not want to frustrate them or stress them out. Just take 5 minutes of your day and repeat some phrases to your sun conure, each time he repeats it on cue, praise him with a treat and happy cheer.

Fourth Tip:

Never ever hit your sun conure parrot or spray him with water if he is not learning as quickly as expected. Teaching and training sun conures to talk requires patience. If your sun conure parrot does not cooperate, do not hit him or punish him. Instead, end the training session and try it again later in the day or the following day.

Fifth Tip:

Try to have them relate a certain phrase with an action. If you feed your sun conure at a certain time of the day everyday, and you happen to say the words lunch time each and every time you are feeding them, they will associate this phrase with their hunger and will consciously speak those words when it’s time for lunch.

If you are truly dedicated to teaching and training sun conures, you will find that these 5 tips will help you get your pet sun conure parrot to speak in no time. I suggest starting out by having a short 5 minute training session with your sun conure parrot today using an easy word such as hello or its name.

Follow the rest of the tips for about 2 weeks and if practiced correctly, you will see a huge improvement in your sun conure’s speech vocabulary.

Folks did you know that 75% of sun conure parrot owners have never heard them speak a single word or phrase? Studies show that most sun conure parrot owners aren’t even aware that their conures could be trained to speak or perform tricks. Find out how you can do both!

Learn the secrets to teaching and training sun conures here.

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5 Cyber Security Tips To Help You Stay Safe At Work




If it’s not your job to take care of the cyber security matters, then why should you care? You must do because you still need to play your part in this system. If something goes wrong and you were found at fault, you will be held responsible.

If you want to stay secure, below are a few tips for cyber security tips at work.

Avoid writing password on paper

No matter how much work you have to do at work, make sure you keep your passwords secure. It won’t be a good idea to write down your passwords on a piece of paper like a sticky note and then put it somewhere where everyone can see it. This approach will compromise your personal data quickly than you can imagine. Try a password manager instead.

Avoid Using Public Wi-Fi

Irrespective of the type of industry you are in, probably you have to do some work when you are away from your office in the market. Today, everyone needs to stay connected to the Internet through WiFi at all times, but public WiFi can’t be a safe choice here.

If you are going to use a public WiFi, make sure you use the VPN offered by your company before making an important financial transaction.

Avoid Using Unknown USB drives

People drop things, especially things that are small in size. You may have come across something lying on the ground, such as a USB drive. What would you do to it? Like most people, you will be tempted to make use of it.

Unfortunately, according to research studies, most people who come across USB drivers connect them to their computers to see what’s on them, which is a big mistake. You don’t know what is stored on them. It could be a virus or malware that may damage your office computer or steal your sensitive data. Therefore, it’s better to avoid using such devices.

Avoid phishing traps

Often criminals access corporate networks through a phishing trap. It’s important to keep in mind that no company whether small or large is immune to these frauds. It can happen to any of us.

You may think you are safe, but know that your data may be stolen. Criminals are always on the lookout of an opportunity to achieve their purpose. They may steal your data and sell it on the dark web.

So, the question is, how can you avoid a phishing fraud? It’s simple. You shouldn’t click on just any link that looks quite similar to the website you frequently visit.

Back up Your data

Make sure you back up your data. Ranswomware have caused billions of dollars of loss to people, especially businesses. When people are unable to access their important files, they agree to pay the ransom amount demanded by the cyber attackers. Often, they target companies because they can pay huge amounts in ransom to save their data.

So, what is the way out? You just need to backup your data, which will keep you safe when you refuse to pay the ransom and the hacker deletes your data.

So, these are a few cyber security tips that you may want to follow to stay safe at work.

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Rohingya’s Quagmire





It has been a Gordian’s knot between the Muslim minority group, Rohingya, and Government of Myanmar since its very inception. This minority group resides in the state of Rakhine, formerly known as Arkan in Myanmar. However, the people of this smoldering state, Rakhine, have always been a discriminated group in their homeland. In the same fashion, people of this state have faced several horrific and horrendous incidents, but neither international nor any regional organization has played its prominent role in this unending plight. Therefore, a mass exodus has fled to the neighboring countries.

Historical background of Rohingya’s and their status in the country

The Rohingya are an ethnic Muslim minority belonged to Sunni Islam. Approximately, one million Rohingya Muslims live in this state. However they have very different ethnicity, religion, and language than that of Buddhist group in Myanmar. The people of Rohingya’s community claims that they have their roots on this land since fifteenth century when people migrated to this Arkan kindom, whereas the government of Myanmar denied to their claim and didn’t accept the recognition of country’s as 135th ethnic group. Similarly, they have been considered as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. However, in 1990s they were given a white card for the recognition of temporary stay for Rohingya’s in Myanmar with limited rights, but later on these white cards as well right to vote were snatched by President Thein Sein in 2015 constitutional referendum.

Reason beyond the mass exodus of Rohingya’s

The minority group was discriminated through the restriction on various things like marriage, employment, education, religious choice and freedom of movement. More importantly, couple was not allowed more than two children and during the time of marriage they were required to fulfill the condition i.e. to give bribe and show picture of bride and groom. In addition to this, if Muslims needed to move new place then they required government approval. Apart from this, Rakhine states is one of the least developed states of Myanmar which has 78% poverty rate. However the tension has erupted due to opportunities was restricted for Muslims and furthermore this situation ameliorated difference between religious groups. Therefore, they were compelled to leave the country and flee to the neighboring countries.

The ground instruments of recent mass influx

Recently, the quagmire blazed due to the attack of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and claimed the responsibility of the attack on police and army posts. Therefore, government named this ARSA as a terrorist organization and commanded to army a campaign that destroyed hundreds of villages and compelled more than five hundred thousand Rohingya to leave the country. Similarly, Mayanmer’s security forces allegedly opened fire and killed more than five hundred people lost their life. However, they flee towards Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. It has been recorded that hundreds of thousand rohingya are unregistered and are living in the Bangladesh. Similarly, Malaysia, as of august report, has declared that more than 88% registered refugees were from Maynmer i.e. sixty one thousand from Rohingya’s group.

Role of region and conundrum of Rohingya

Countries in the region started protest against the Government of Myanmar such as India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Bangladesh’s foreign minister condemn the killing and persecution of Rohingya’s. The neighboring raised the voice against the genocide in Myanmar and demanded Myanmar government to curb this violence. However, the government of Myanmar took its first time democratic power, but unfortunately it remained reluctant rather than taking positive role in the situation. However, Aung Saang Suki has denied the criticism of international world about her handling of this issue resented relation between both countries. In September 2017, she said that she has assisted the people for the normal life in the best possible pay.

Response of international and regional organizations

United Nations has taken positive role just immediate to this carnage and has urged to Myanmar’s authorities to end this military operations which has ameliorated violation to the human rights. Similarly, The UN Secretary General, António Guterres said the broader crisis “has generated multiple implications for neighboring states and the larger region, including the risk of inter-communal strife”. In addition to this, “It is imperative that UN agencies and our non-governmental partners be granted immediate and safe access to all affected communities,” he said. Therefore, United Nation has shown its positive role along with neighboring countries to make a liable course for the resettlement of Rohingya’s to their homeland.


In the nut shell, the crisis of Rohingya’s minority in Myanmar can easily be curtailed if UN plays its pivotal role to direct the Government of Myanmar’s immediate response with practical results. Therefore, it is the only liable course in which the Government of Myanmar will make impartial policies for all its citizens and will allow Rohingya’s minority as an independent community which will have all rights like to vote, to move easily across the country, to marry without conditions of Buddhists and to empower people of this community in the government jobs.

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