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Fixed Cost Outsourcing

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In today’s globalized business environment, outsourcing is the order of the day. It is very difficult to think of a business that outsources its end to end requirements. One of the most respected and used model is ‘fixed cost outsourcing’. In this model, the project is executed within a fixed timeframe and within a pre-negotiated price. Both the parties carry out a detailed project study before the budget and the deadline are set. Both the clients and service providers prefer this model due to the transparency involved. There is very little room for renegotiation in this model.

Once you plan to outsource your project to an offshore development center, you will be offered a quote along with a project completion date. This will take into account the amount of work your project requires, its complexity and your urgency regarding delivery. You can sign the document once happy with the cost and delivery of your custom development project. It is always good to ask quotes from multiple firms before zeroing in on one as you are likely to get the best deal.

India has emerged as the global hub for outsourcing. No matter whether it is software, websites or mobile apps you can get it all developed in India cost effectively. Most Indian outsourcing firms offer you great packages under the fixed cost outsourcing model. These packages are carefully made to suit each and every requirement and each and every budget. This model is very helpful if you are thinking of a project right from scratch.

Advantages of Fixed Cost Outsourcing Model

  • It offers huge cost advantage to the clients especially in case of large scale projects. You will have the services of dedicated designers and developers unlike part-time hiring where your resource deals with multiple clients at a time.
  • It limits the risk to the client. As the budget of the project is pre-negotiated there are no questions like cost escalation. This is beneficial for most small and medium businesses as even a marginal cost escalation can have serious impact on their financial health.
  • Since this model is based on detailed project study, you will get quality as per the desired standards. You can interview the developers for your project and get the best that a firm can offer.
  • You will be able to focus on the core area of your business and not have to continuously negotiate with the offshore development firms. You will be supplied with a weekly status reports by the firm though.
  • One of the most attractive elements in this model of outsourcing is on-time delivery. In many cases, penalties are attached for the offshore development firm in case they miss out on the deadline, so events of delay don’t occur.

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6 Tips In Creating A Warm Ambience

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Did you notice how long it sometimes takes for a person to adjust once he has moved to a new home? This means transitioning from your previous comfort zone to a totally different site and the process could either be smooth or unpleasant depending on a few factors. If you want to learn some tips in creating a warm ambience for you and your guests then find time to follow these tips –

Define Comfort

There are many useful and beautiful furniture pieces in the market these days. Just driving to the office each day makes you go gaga over some furniture showrooms and the elegant pieces that they carry. But having a cozy home is not based entirely on looks. If you know your way around furniture and how they should be arranged, then you would also know how to enhance the feeling of familiarity in your new abode.

As you test a new chair or couch for your new place, try imagining yourself watching your favorite TV show as you are seated in it. Can you picture yourself eating away a tub of popcorn as you laugh with the rest of your family? If the couch does not evoke any such feelings, then quite simply, it will not bring warm feelings to your new place.

Texture Is Magic

One of the most basic tricks in having a welcoming home is to add some texture in your interior design. Install textured wallpapers, smooth furniture and the fluffiest carpets that you can find. The less stiff your surroundings look, the more that you have succeeded in creating a warm ambience.

Variety in Furniture Choice

Purchasing a set of huge furniture should be the easiest way to fill up any room. You wouldn’t want any room in your home to look like a showroom, though, so be careful in choosing furniture.

No one said that white tables must go with equally white chairs so go ahead and stir things up a little. If you want a vivid interior, then you have to set up a home that is visually appealing. If you find that all the elements in your design are already harmonizing, then probably your guests will, too.

Use Warm Hues

It is no rocket science that colors affect the way people perceive things. If you want to evoke feelings of comfort and warmth, then you should be particularly interested in painting your place with warm colors such as brown, red, peach, or orange.

Pay Attention to Minute Details

Even the smallest things such as a set of books or some candles can provide a feeling of calmness in a home. Just make sure that you do your assignment, though. You could spend hours cleaning up your home but with the wrong accessories, you could end up creating a stark environment rather than a welcoming one.

You can also surround yourself with your personal collections. Have several vinyl records or paintings hung on a section in your home. Some lovely hats which you collected during your travels can also add a little pizzazz to your place.

Various Lighting Fixtures

Light, next to colors, can also evoke different moods in people. Find the right lighting fixtures in the right place and you can make the room taller, longer, even cozier. A home that holds multiple gatherings each month should have ceiling light while homeowners who want to have a more intimate atmosphere should use many table lamps.

To add to the warm, fuzzy feeling, you can also play some jazz music on the background as the dimmers do their job. Choose cushions that allow your visitors to lounge about in softness. To complete the look, have the fireplace all aglow (preferably started with a bundle of pine cones, eucalyptus and cinnamon sticks) and your place is no less than a haven of contentment and relaxation. Creating a warm ambience has never been this easy, hasn’t it?

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Site Promotion – Basic Elements of Effective Site Promotion

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After you have finished publishing your site successfully, it’s time for the world to know its existence. Yes, you are now at the promotion stage, which, in some ways, is harder than the actual making of the site. But don’t despair; the difficulties you may encounter are simply a challenge, and once you overcome them all, the rewards make all your efforts so worth it.

So what’s the first thing you need to do? Make sure your site meets standard search engine optimization (SEO) requirements. You should never sacrifice the quality of your site’s content, but it would definitely not hurt if you apply keyword density standards. A keyword density of 5% to 7% is enough to make your site visible to search engines without destroying the proper grammatical structure of your articles.

Next, submit your site to directories and search engines you find. You have a prerogative to submit to only the popular ones, but don’t limit yourself too much. There are other directories and search engines that aren’t quite as popular as Google or Yahoo, but have a significantly large following.

If you are equipped with enough technical knowledge, you can even venture into the world of advanced SEO. Things can get pretty technical in advanced SEO, but if you’re interested, you can look into topics such as doorway pages, cloaking, and css tricks. Free tutorials are available online if you’re interested in self-studying. If you have the budget, you can also hire people online with extensive background in SEO for a minimal fee.

Site promotion does not yield instant results, but once it starts showing output, you can be assured that it is long term. In the end, your investment will surely return tenfold in due time

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Take Your Graduate Degree in Mastering Mentalism and Magic Tricks

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Magic mentalism is fast catching on and with online resources available that can make you a master mentalist in no time, it is not difficult to sort of graduating in mentalism. You should forget about yourself and focus on the audience who may be friends, relatives or co-workers to whom you are showing your newly learned skills. You have to know the mind of the people you are performing for. Unless their mind is tapped, you would not be able to manipulate them to your advantage.

You should lead them on the way you are headed only by concentrating on them. Keep your feelings on the backburner for a while and feel the pulse of the audience. It would be great magical mentalism if you can tap into their inner consciousness.

It can be learnt the easy way and in no time you can be a graduate in mastering mentalism. There is no harm in tapping into somebody else’s mind. Don’t we do it always? If you know somebody intimately, can’t you figure out what their problems are and how you can solve them? You certainly chip in with your ideas and solutions that can be exactly what they might have thought of. You can be a graduate in mastering mentalism if you can think out of the box and come up with new ideas.

You should never be scared or apprehensive about experimenting and innovating. You should be able to go under the skin and think. You can learn all these easy to follow steps shown by magic gurus who had earlier taught professional magicians the tricks charging them a fortune. And when they decided to offer their ideas online and share the magic tricks with you, they are doing it for a very small price.

Being simple and easy to follow is also the key to being a master mentalist. Gripping the people in front of you has made the likes of Chris Angel and David Blaine. When online mastering mentalism can be understood by a 12 year old, it is easy.

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Yoyo Components Explained

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Body

The main part of your yoyo. It comes in two halves which screw together using the axle. Standard materials used are wood, plastic and metal. The most common designs found today are imperial, used for looping tricks, and butterfly, used for string tricks and most other styles of play.

String

The yoyo string connects you to your yoyo. Modern yoyo strings are specially made double twisted to loop over your yoyo bearing/axle at one end and tied with a slip knot at the other to go round your finger. Traditionally, yoyo strings have been 100% cotton but 50-50 cotton-polyester mixes have become common in recent years. The addition of the polyester makes strings stronger but also slightly slicker (meaning that they are slightly more likely to burn your fingers when doing string tricks). Strings come in various sizes, measured by the number of strands (6, 8, 9 etc). Thicker strings (such as size 8 or 9) increase the responsiveness of your yoyo by rubbing against the inner sides of the yoyo body more easily during a spinner and thus making it return up the string more easily at the end of a trick. Thinner strings (such as size 6) act in the opposite way and therefore decrease the responsiveness of your yoyo.

Axle

The threaded component of your yoyo that joins the two halves of the yoyo body together. On some more basic or traditional yoyos, the string is looped directly over a central smooth portion of the axle. Different yoyos have varying length axles, so if you need to replace yours, make sure it is the correct size for your particular yo.

Bearing

Modern high quality yoyos often contain a metal ball bearing that fits over the central section of the axle and is usually also recessed into one or both halves of the yoyo body. In their most simplistic form, ball bearings consist of a metal ring running freely outside another metal ring, separated by a number of metal balls. These balls allow the inner ring to stay fixed to the body and axle whilst the outer ring spins freely with the string looped around it.

Sidecap

Also known as a pog, this simple circular disc clips into the outside of both halves of some yoyo bodies and often features graphics and/or text. Due to their simple shape, players sometimes create their own caps to fit their favourite yoyo.

Clutch

Some yoyos feature a clutch system. This mechanism allows the yoyo bearing to spin freely when thrown at high enough speeds, and then activates the clutch when the spinning speed of the body drops below a certain level. As the speed drops, the clutch activates and the bearing locks, causing the yoyo to stop spinning freely and return up its string to the player. A great innovation for beginners as it allows you to concentrate on getting the spinner right and doing basic tricks without worrying about getting the yo back up to your hand at the end!

O-ring, starburst, friction stickers…

These features go by different names depending on the yoyo. They are fitted on the inner walls of the body of your yoyo and are in place to increase friction with the string and allow you to get the right response when it is needed.

Weight rings

Used on some yoyos to alter the weight characteristics of the body and improve spin times by increasing the centrifugal force.

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Tekken: Dark Resurrection Cheats and Codes

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Play as Panda

At the character selection screen, highlight Kuma and press Circle. Note: Panda has a different story than Kuma.

Theater mode

Successfully complete Story mode to unlock Theater mode.

Command Attack mini-game

Successfully complete Story mode two times to unlock the Command Attack mini-game.

Gold Rush Time Attack

Successfully complete Story mode three times to unlock Gold Rush Time Attack.

Tekken Bowling mini-game

Successfully complete Story mode three times to unlock the Tekken Bowling mini-game.

Stage 0 in Tekken Dojo mode

Successfully complete all six stages in Tekken Dojo mode to unlock Stage 0. In Stage 0, you can fight against all downloaded ghost characters whenever desired.

3,000,000 G

Successfully complete the Ranking Tournament in Void Dojo to get 3,000,000 G.

Heaven Dojo

Successfully complete Void Dojo after defeating Ranking Tournament and Jinpachi to unlock the Heaven Dojo.

Jinpachi’s Ghost

Successfully complete the Void Dojo after defeating Ranking Tournament and Jinpachi to unlock Jinpachi’s Ghost.

Tekken Dojo Gold Rush mode

Successfully complete the Wind Dojo to unlock Tekken Dojo Gold Rush mode.

Tekken 5 opening movie from PlayStation 2 version

Successfully complete Time Attack mode to unlock the opening movie from Tekken 5 for the PlayStation 2.

Tekken: Dark Resurrection opening movie from arcade version

Successfully complete Survival mode to unlock the opening movie from Tekken: Dark Resurrection for the arcade.

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5 Steps to Finding the Right Daycare Or Pre-School

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Step 1 – What Kind of Daycare Would Work For your Child?

Who is Being Served?

The bottom line here is who is the customer? While many daycare or childcare facilities seek primarily to please the parents, those who ignore the children will always loose out in the long run. Why, because where a child is not satisfied, the parent is the first to know.

On the other hand, this should make you as the parent aware that the childcare facility or daycare will pull all the stops to ensure that you are impressed. Your role, however, becomes the pay attention to the customers that they already have. Are the children’s hands and faces clean? Do you smell stale diapers? Are the teachers paying attention to the children – do they look them in the eye? What tone of voice do the teachers speak with?

How does your Child Learn?

My four year old, for example, has an outgoing personality – so outgoing that I have to pull her away from giving hugs to complete strangers at the mall. To her, every female senior citizen is yet another ‘grandma’.

Well, we decided to enroll her at an excellent Montessori pre-school and it was a disaster! The freedom that is encouraged in the Montessori setting was seen as a license to socialize. When asked to choose an activity, she would try to help all the younger children in the class first. The result: all the work that she managed to bring home seemed to be incomplete. As an educator, I knew that something was not right, especially when I knew that she would complete the same types of activities at home for me with no problem.

After having been there seven months, we decided to move her to a more traditional school setting. Presto! After the settling down period, she settled in close to the top of her class.

The Montessori setting did not enhance her particular learning style. How does your child learn? What type of personality does your child have? Will the childcare facility or daycare of your choice be the perfect match for your child? I had to think this through carefully because the pre-school setting plays a large part in building the educational foundation for the child. Click on this link to read my article called ‘How is Your Child Smart’?

Step 2 – Know What You Need

There is a fine balance to strike between the needs of your child and what is practical, but this is where I do my best to strike that balance.

As a parent you have practical needs that must be met; for example the daycare facility must be located somewhere that is either close to home or work. Does it have a drive up facility that will cover your vehicle if it is raining? Do the staff get the children out of our vehicle (often known as the kiss and ride service)?

Create a Picture in Your Mind

The first thing I’d encourage you to do is think of what the ideal daycare setting would be for your child. If money was no object and distance and time of no concern; what kind of daycare or childcare facility would you want your child to benefit from? Yes, it’s OK to dream!

Take these thoughts and write them down. Add them to the checklist that I have created and take this to every facility that you go visit. When you have completed the tout of the building, make notes on how the facility meets your requirements. At this point, do not allow your budget to limit you. With economic times like these, you will be surprised at how flexible directors can be. Remember, you are the customer and they want your business.

Opening Hours

Does the daycare or childcare facility have opening and closing hours that suite your job? Is it close enough to your home or work? Does it give you enough time to get to the next point on your journey?

Food

When you look at the menu (it should be displayed by the entrance), does the food sound like food that your child will eat? Can you bring your own food? When is the last meal served? Will your child be coming home on a full or empty stomach? Are you (physically and financially) capable of cooking or purchasing fast food every night to feed your child?

Price/Budget

How much are the fees? What about the registration, activity and book fees? Are you expected to buy supplies too? Is lunch provided or is there a fee for the lunch that is provided? Find out about late fees. How much does it cost if you are fifteen minutes late picking up your child? If you know that there is a possibility that you might be late, can you afford to pay this amount?

Ask the director if there are any “special offers” or introductory rates. If you have a skill that might benefit the facility, offer to exchange your skill for a regular discount. Small business owners are always looking for somewhere to save money. Believe me, I’ve been there!

Peace of Mind

This is probably the most important indicator that this is the right place for your child. Take your child with you when you are doing the tours. Watch his or her reaction to the teachers, the facility and the children. If they can speak, ask them what they think of it, if they want to come back tomorrow.

Ask yourself these questions. Would you feel at ease leaving your child there every morning? Do you think that if you left your child there, there would be a nagging feeling deep down that something could be wrong? Do you think that your child would be happy with your choice?

The facility might look perfect on the outside, but take the time to listen to and trust you gut feelings.

Step 3 – Know What to Look For

Using Your Five Senses

Smell: The most important thing to do as you enter the daycare facility is to smell the air. The smell of diapers, damp or unappetizing food is a tell tale sign that there might be some neglect going on. Sniff as you go past trash cans (they should be covered) and most importantly, look out for smells coming from the children.

Sight: Keep your eyes peeled, as the saying goes! Look around the floor and in the corners for dead bugs (or their wings). Take the time to look up. Marks on the ceiling tiles, or water marks inside the light panels could be tell-tale signs of other hygiene issues. Take a peek into the director’s office if you can – but remember that pre-school directors are extremely busy people.

Sound: Are the teachers yelling at the children? What kind of tone were they talking with before you walked into the room? Were the children under control, restrained or was there a balance between the two? The sounds of a classroom often depict the atmosphere. An uncontrolled classroom is often a reflection of a teacher who does not know classroom management or a teacher who does not have an engaging lesson plan. There are always exceptions (such as a hyper-active child), but good classroom management should be a priority because structure is said to be beneficial to the child.

Taste: If it is around snack or lunch time, feel free to ask if you can taste the food being served to the children. You may come across as being a little weird, but if they are not willing to give you some of the food, you might want to know the reason why.

Touch: As you walk through the daycare or childcare facility, run your finger on window ledges and on tables for dust and dirt. Touch the toys is you can – they should be sanitized and left to air dry every evening. Remember, children love to put toys in their mouth.

Step 4 – Know About the Facility

The Director

Most directors have been in the business for many years, and know the daycare business through and through. Occasionally, however, you may come across a director who just bought the business but has no experience in the industry. This can sometimes be a challenging combination, so find out as much as you can about your director before you part with that non-refundable registration fee.

The Facility

The childcare or daycare building usually speaks for itself. People are usually drawn towards the newer daycare buildings, but we need to look beyond the facility and focus on the level of care that is being provided within the walls of the building. While a neglected building should definitely ring alarm bells, don’t allow a newer building to replace your instincts.

The Teachers

Observe as much as you can of the teachers. Do they come across as caring? What tone of voice do they have when things do not work the way they should? Do they pay attention to the children? What kind of qualifications do they have? What does your state define as ‘qualified’?

Unfortunately, teaching can be a stressful job and it often results in some staff turnover. If your child’s teacher leaves and is replaced by another teacher this can be upsetting for your child. Try to prepare them by explaining the change to your child in advance.

Training & Teaching Skills

A company that invests in their staff will always reap the returns. Ask about what type of training is offered to the staff. Most states require that all employees have a certain amount of hours in training. If this is up to date, you will see it in the on-line inspection report.

Curriculum

Always ask what curriculum is being used. Some of the well known curriculum types include Abeka, Creative, High Scope, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Theme based, etc. The curriculum must be stimulating enough to keep your child interested. Keep in mind what your child already knows and what you would like them to know at certain milestones. Then assess whether the curriculum in question will meet those needs. Remember different children learn in different ways, so think about what makes your child smart.

On-Line Inspection Reports

Most states have these now. It gives you a snapshot of how the facility of your choice stands with the regulatory body. Usually a Childcare Consultant visits the center once or twice a year to assess how well the center is in compliance with the state regulations. These reports are the records of these visits. They outline what the consultant observed while they were at the center. Now, remember that this is usually written in “bureaucratese” but if you take the time to comb through it, it could save you a lot of wasted time.

Step 5 – Know About the Industry Regulations

Who is Responsible Childcare Regulations in your State?

Everybody has a boss and the daycare or childcare industry is no exception! In fact it is heavily regulated, for obvious reasons – they take care of our most prized possessions – our children! Each state has a regulatory body that oversees this role and they are often linked with the Department of Human Resources. Click on the link below to see who regulates the childcare industry in your state.

What Are the Governing Body’s Expectations for Your Child?

Many states have developed ‘Standards of Care’ (or the equivalent) that daycare facilities are expected to meet. These documents outline the levels of care that can be provided. I have found in my research that you can usually bank on this – the higher the level of care, the higher the price. In other words, much of the time, you get what you pay for.

Ratios

The student to teacher ratio tends to vary from state to state, but the internet makes sure that this information is only a few clicks away. Georgia, for example has the following early childhood ratios:

6 weeks to 12 months 1 : 6

1 year to under 2 years 1 : 8

2 years to under 3 years 1 : 10

3 years to under 4 years 1 : 15

4 years to under 5 years 1 : 20

Ratios vary from one state to another, so check out my website to find out the staff to student ratios in your state.

Your child’s class should always be within the state ratios – that’s the number one rule in childcare. If you find a NAYCE (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited center, know that they are always below the ratio, as their standards are higher than that of the state. Understandably so, NAYCE accredited daycares or pre-schools usually have slightly higher prices to pay for the extra staffing costs.

I hope this gives a starting point in the quest of finding a daycare for one of the most important people in your life! All the best in your search….

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Playing Guitar and The Number 1 Trick For Better Barre Chords

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Most beginning guitar students get started by learning the main open chords. The open E, G, D, C and so on. Throw in a few minor and 7th variations, and you’re well on your way.

After overcoming the normal obstacles of teaching uncooperative fingers to twist and writhe into unfamiliar contortions, and of course the requisite stinging soreness of the rubbed raw virgin flesh on the finger tips – the new guitar student typically learns to become proficient in mastering the basic chords fairly early in the game.

For many, a particularly challenging chord in the early days is the F chord played in the open position. I can still recall my struggles with the F chord, back over some thirty odd years ago.

Much of the challenge of the F chord has to do with the fact that you have to press down on two strings with one finger. We are, in essence, experiencing our first exposure to a “barre” chord, of sorts, by having to use our first finger to simultaneously play the two notes on the first fret of the first and second strings.

Then, a little later in our guitar playing journey, we are introduced to the dreaded barre chord.

The first days of attempting to learn barre chords feel kind of like a recent high school graduate on the first day as a freshman in college.

All that confidence that was built up when mastering the open chords, the majors and minors and 7th chords, feeling like an old pro on top of the heap – flies like a rocket out the window when the first stabs are taken at playing barre chords.

The first challenge is to have to re-train our fingers to form some of the chords we thought we already had down pat. We have to figure out how to play the “E” shape and “A” shape barre chords using different fingerings than we learned to play them in the open position.

Then, of course, comes the challenge of taking our first finger and laying it across the fret board to form the “barre”. It feels awkward at first, as the initial scratchy muted notes squeak out.

And, to add insult to injury, we start to feel that old familiar soreness again, only this time it runs the length of the first finger, instead of only on the tip.

But it may be helpful to the guitar student just venturing out to tackle barre chords, that there is a way to play them that will greatly increase your odds of sonic success.

Beyond all the new and foreign meanderings you have to put your fingers through when first attempting barre chords, you may be surprised to learn that the real secret to successful barre chords lies with the thumb!

In terms of guitar instruction and education there have always been opposing points of view regarding thumb placement when playing guitar.

Many “conventional” training programs espouse keeping the thumb at the back part of the neck when playing. And there is merit to this theory.

Other programs say that wrapping the thumb around the neck when playing is satisfactory. There are merits to this theory as well.

I am personally a firm believer that what is most comfortable for the individual is what’s correct.

Just like a golfer with an unorthodox swing that consistently drives straight down the fairway – many famous guitarists learned to play the “unconventional” way and defied established teaching methods.

However, in the case of barre chords, keeping the thumb at the back of the neck is almost essential.

The added pressure required to play a successful barre chord makes it almost impossible to play one any other way.

When your thumb is placed at the midway point of the back of the guitar neck, it is in a pivotal position. From this position the thumb can act as a “clamp” on the neck when forming a barre chord.

Virtually all the pressure you need to form a barre chord will be produced from the thumb in this “back of neck” position.

As an experiment, pick up your guitar and play an A major barre chord on the fifth fret. Try it first by wrapping your thumb up around the neck.

It’s very difficult from this angle. It feels clumsy and the first finger has a hard time making the “barre”.

Now try it with the thumb on the back of the neck. Can you feel the increase in pressure you have attained by just shifting your thumb position?

So if you are at the initial stages of learning to play barre chords and struggling with getting the proper pressure from your fingers, be aware of the fact that the true success in playing barre chords may very well be in your thumb!

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How to Ollie While Moving – The Complete Tips and Tricks to Master Ollies While Moving in 2 Days!

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If you have been practicing stationery Ollie for quite sometime, doing a Ollie while moving might not be an easy thing to do. While it is cool to learn how to Ollie while moving, it takes a lot of practice, because it can get abit tricky. You need to consider things like the speed of skating, timing of ollie and also the timing of landing.

Let me give you some quick tips on How to Ollie while moving.

Firstly, you need to get the right speed. This is very important and practice makes perfect. If you skate too fast, will have problem when you land you ollie. If you skate too slow, you can’t get a high ollie, so the speed must be just right.

Be at your Ollie position, with your back foot at the edge of the skateboard and your front foot between the middle and front trucks of your skateboard.

Slant your legs abit so that you can have a higher impulse. Then kick down the skateboard tail with your back foot and slide your front foot up the deck. You need to do this smoothly. If you are too fast, you might lose your balance!

Pull your knees up until they touch your chest as you slide with your front foot. This is to increase your height and your balance. Maintain the board level and extend your legs to the ground for landing.

Make sure you land you board in the right position. If your board nose-dive, if will be thrown off the board. You need to control with your knees here.

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Soccer Fixture: Chelsea Versus Arsenal

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Chelsea and Arsenal met in the First Division of the Football League at Stamford Bridge for the first time on the 9th November, 1907 – 30 years after the stadium had first been opened for use by the London Athletic Club. Chelsea won 2.1 with both goals scored by George Hilsdon. Arsenal’s reply came from Charlie Satterthwaite.

George Hilsdon was the first player to score 100 goals for Chelsea and a weather vane modelled on him can still be seen at Stamford Bridge. Legend has it that Chelsea will suffer ‘great misfortune’ if it is ever removed, as it was during ground works in the late 1970’s when Chelsea were in financial and football decline. Hilsdon was the victim of a gas attack on the Western Front in WWI and never played professional football again, dying in 1941. His grave is unmarked.

This first match was watched by a then record crowd for England’s top division: 65,000. Arsenal were still known as and based at Woolwich Arsenal at the time but they had a huge away following for this match due to it also being the 66th birthday of King Edward VII. The munitions factory – where many of the workers who followed the club were based – was closed for the day, hence they were free to travel to West London.

In fact, Arsenal could have been more local rivals of Chelsea than Tottenham Hotspur. A local businessman – Henry Norris – had a significant role in the development of both clubs. Amassing a fortune from property Norris became a Director and then Chairman of Fulham. Another Edwardian businessman called Henry – Henry Augustus Mears – had acquired Stamford Bridge with a view to it becoming one of the finest venues for association football in the capital if not the whole country. He offered Norris the chance to move Fulham FC to the ground but Norris refused to pay the annual rent of some £1500 and so Mears created his own team – Chelsea FC – in 1905. Had Norris not been so careful with his money, there might not have been a Chelsea football club at all.

Five years later Norris, still Chairman of Fulham became a majority shareholder of Woolwich Arsenal which had gone into voluntary liquidation. Becoming Chairman of that London club too, Norris proposed merging them with Fulham to form a super-club. The move was blocked by the Football League and so Chelsea and Fulham remained local rivals rather than Chelsea and Arsenal.

This match between the two teams in 1907 was the first ever to be played by two London clubs in the First Division and so the first major ‘London derby.’ All subsequent league meetings between the two sides to date have been in the top tier of English football (the old First Division and now the Premier League).

Woolwich Arsenal got their revenge the following season with a 2.1 win on 28th November, 1908 – Chelsea’s goal coming from George Hilsdon again. The Gunners won on Chelsea turf in the season after that as well, before the first draw – 1.1 – in this league fixture on 15th February, 1913. This was the last time the two sides met before Woolwich Arsenal moved to Highbury and changed their name to Arsenal.

Indeed, after that win in their first meeting, Chelsea did not win the fixture again until 13th December, 1919 when they won 3.1 with goals from Robert McNeil, John Cock and Henry Ford in front of a huge post-war crowd of 60,000.

The fixture on 12th October, 1935 was played in front of another enormous crowd: 82,905, which was the second highest recorded attendance for an English league match. It finished in a 1.1 draw. Joseph Bambrick scored for Chelsea and Jack Crayston for Arsenal.

Arsenal’s record league win at Stamford Bridge came in front of 74,667 football fans on 29th November, 1930 – a 5.1 victory, with David Jack scoring a hat-trick as Arsenal moved closer to their first League Championship win and domination of English football in the 1930s. They scored five times again on 24th November, 1934 – in a 5.2 victory this time – with legendary Arsenal centre-forward Ted Drake scoring four of Arsenal’s goals. Drake would go on to manage Chelsea in 1952 and was largely responsible for changing their nickname from The Pensioners to The Blues.

The Gunners also scored five goals in a 5.3 win on 29th October, 2011 with Robin Van Persie scoring a hat-trick for the victors.

Chelsea’s largest win in the fixture came in a 6.0 win in the Premier League on 22nd March, 2014 which was also Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger’s 1000th game in charge. This is the highest number of goals Chelsea have scored against Arsenal in a league fixture at Stamford Bridge and also represented the biggest margin of victory by The Blues. Oscar scored two goals that day alongside one each from Samuel Eto’o, Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah in front of an attendance of 41,614.

The sides are neck and neck in terms of wins in this fixture. In the years when Chelsea have gone on to win the League Title they have never lost at home to their rivals from North London, drawing the matches in the 1954/55 and 2004/05 seasons and winning each of them in 2005/06, 2009/10 and 2014/15.

For Arsenal, in the 13 seasons where they have finished as League Champions, they have only lost at Chelsea on two occasions (Chelsea were in the Second Division in the 1988/89 season so there was no fixture) – on 29th August, 1970 when Paddy Mulligan and John Hollins scored for Chelsea and Eddie Kelly got one back for Arsenal – and on 2nd February, 1991. Kerry Dixon and Graham Stuart scored for Chelsea that day with Alan Smith replying for Arsenal in front of a crowd of 29,094. This was the only league defeat of the season for George Graham’s Arsenal team and their first in 27 First Division matches, stretching back to a 2.0 loss at Luton Town on 21st April, 1990.

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Metro Celebration is simply the best company of children’s parties in India; we handle many animations, funny characters, interactive games and unimaginable surprises for your events with children. Any type of celebration where children are present, deserve to have the best entertainment in the country with the most awarded company for its high quality, professionalism and experience in the services of children’s parties in Spain.

Children’s parties throughout India at home

As a Birthday Party Organizers in Delhi NCR we have experience in all kinds of children’s parties, such as:

Birthday parties: celebrating years is an unforgettable experience and the options of entertainment that we can offer you are very varied as a basic animation with games, balloon twisting and face painting, gymkhana for guests, giant soap bubbles or a themed party.

Celebrations in schools: celebrating in school is a very fun experience and we can offer you a professional magic show or the incredible clowns at home.

Urbanization festivities: if your party is a convivial one in your urbanization we can offer you the animation for the children with a mini disc, a sport festival or a magic animation.

Inaugurations: for any type of inauguration we have different entertainment options such as an entertainment show plus storytelling, funny songs or other surprises.

Celebrations for employees: for the organization of employee parties in companies, we dedicate ourselves to entertaining children with fun gymkhana by teams, track competitions or traditional games.

Feasts of communion: communion is a family event by tradition and we can offer you a fun animation with interactive workshops, cooperative games, magicians or scientific animation.

List of activities for children’s parties

Surely you will be delighted with the varied and fun options that we as best Birthday Party Organizers in Delhi NCR region offer for your children’s parties:

Base animation: a simple but fun animation that has it all, from a very funny presentation, traditional and cooperative games, music, dance, face painting and balloon twisting.

Base animation plus magic: we welcome the guests and interactively perform professional magic tricks; we also organize games with children, funny balloon figures and spectacular makeup for them.

Mini disco: the guests do not stop dancing with the option of mini disco, fashionable music that monopolizes the attention of the children to learn very interactive choreography and rehearse them dancing in a group.

Professional magic: we have professional magicians at home who present the best and most varied magic shows with sensations tricks for all ages.

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