June 2015

David E. Ramsey

David E. Ramsey

Usually, bookmakers run different policies and requirements for preparing wagers on arbitrage sports betting with abnormal results. This will naturally influence the end result of the arbitrage you are dealing with. If this describes the circumstance, it is then ideal to verify the policies maintained by the bookies before you place your wagers with them. Simply examine if the bookmakers share the same regulations for every sporting event you may be interested in.
David E. Ramsey

Animals are lovable already, but they become irresistible when you put them in front of a mirror. Yet recently, when a couple women on my husband’s softball team canceled at the last minute and I was drafted to fill in, I changed my view.

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David Macaray

When you’re not paying attention to content and you’re simply trying to indulge the delicate sensibilities of a society waiting to be outraged, you’ve already lost.

Thursday afternoon, I realize I’m a bit overdue for a visit to Anya, my favorite wax-wielding Russian. Please, God, don’t let this f*cker die.

Chris Peak

Chris is a freelance writer and musician from Boston.. We named her Federika. I thanked Emily a thousand times, all the while thinking, Holy, shit, if this thing dies I am totally f*cked. Half-a$$ed home sesh it is! Because the only thing better than paying someone else to strip each and every hair from your lady parts is conducting the massacre yourself.

David Macaray is a playwright and author (“Night Shift: 270 Factory Stories”).

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As a guy who is usually in hot water, which I am using as an excuse for all my wrinkles, I recently found myself in the unusual situation of being in hot water because there was no hot water.

The federal indictment alleges that Sam-I-Am had full knowledge of the contaminated green eggs and ham and intentionally unloaded the product onto unsuspecting customers.

Emily surprised me with a new plant on my birthday. We listen — actually listen — and not just pause the game while we look glassy-eyed at her as she talks about her day or which friend is doing what.

Mark Cranslin, CEO and co-founder of several failed startups, announced to his friends today that his latest venture had also gone belly-up, but that he continues to be optimistic for the future.

Whenever people say, “There are two kinds of people in the world,” I cringe. Wait. Am I done yet?

Horse racing represents the two things I hate most: animal abuse and rich white people celebrating. Nevertheless, congratulations to American Pharoah on winning the equestrian Triple Crown.

Have we, as a nation, lost our bearings? Have we lost all sense of proportion? The jubilation and near-hysterical levels of enthusiasm in response to American Pharoah winning horse racing’s Triple Crown were not only wretchedly excessive, they were nutty.

The new modern man is here, so deal with it. Check out this video to see the confusion of these animals as they absorb the sight of themselves in the mirror. It’s such a cliché. Their priceless reaction will put a smile on your face!

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David E. Ramsey

David E. Ramsey

Usually, bookmakers run different policies and requirements for preparing wagers on arbitrage sports betting with abnormal results. This will naturally influence the end result of the arbitrage you are dealing with. If this describes the circumstance, it is then ideal to verify the policies maintained by the bookies before you place your wagers with them. Simply examine if the bookmakers share the same regulations for every sporting event you may be interested in.
David E. Ramsey

If watching the show on television is not possible, the HGTV website has a terrific Curb Appeal section including complete Curb Appeal episodes to view online.

Taking “before” photographs helps owners to see the home exterior in a new light. Each episode features a real house and homeowner with guest experts who discuss the owner’s needs and propose projects to improve the home’s appearance.”

Curb Appeal is packed with amazing transformations of dull home exteriors. They say “Today’s economic environment and slow housing market may cause many homeowners to question whether improving their home is a wise choice? According to studies spanning decades, the answer is a resounding yes – especially when it comes to outdoor remodeling,”

Watching TV for Tips to Improve Home Curb Appeal

The HGTV cable network show Curb Appeal is a great resource for helping homeowners find inspirational ideas. By the end of each remodel, owners can hardly believe the improved appearance (and value) of their homes. Especially good magazines for curb appeal project ideas are fall, spring and summer issues of Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, and Good Housekeeping. Many landscaping service and home improvement websites have unique photographs of finished projects.

Unfortunately, the average homeowners must take on these jobs themselves or with hired help. However, in the long run, improved curb appeal may be the thing that sells a home in a challenging and competitive market.

Finding Home Improvement Projects in Magazines and Books

Magazines and books are other good places to get inspiration. Winter is a good time for planning.

Discovering Curb Appeal Ideas in the Community

Driving to look at other houses can be very helpful. Those living in a tract home may be able find the exact same model of home to view.

According to the HGTV website, “Curb Appeal will help you look at your home with a fresh eye and offers up tips for turning great ideas into reality. Many are available at the library. So curb appeal may mean more money and a faster sale for sellers. Taking “after” photos is good for keeping up moral and the will to keep working in a tough selling market.

Friends, family, or real estate professionals may have impartial ideas on how to improve the curb appeal of a house. Owners used to looking at the front of their own house may be baffled and stuck for ideas. Themes and preference patterns may begin to emerge and ideas can be remembered and duplicated at one’s own house.

The phrase “curb appeal” refers to a home’s appearance from the front outside.

Curb Appeal Deluxe

Ideas found online may be bookmarked or saved into computer files for reference. No matter how gorgeous a home may be on the inside, buyers may drive by quickly and rule out a home due to an unappealing exterior.

Any improvement to the front of the home can be a boost to homeowners and add interest for potential home buyers.

ResourcesHGTV Website, Curb Appeal show information.. Different eyes may offer fresh perspectives.

Keeping Track of Curb Appeal Ideas

Keeping a notebook of clippings, photocopies, drawings, and pictures may be helpful. If only the team from Curb Appeal could come to everyone’s home with a huge crew and fix up ailing paint jobs, landscaping, and lackluster entryways!

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David E. Ramsey

David E. Ramsey

Usually, bookmakers run different policies and requirements for preparing wagers on arbitrage sports betting with abnormal results. This will naturally influence the end result of the arbitrage you are dealing with. If this describes the circumstance, it is then ideal to verify the policies maintained by the bookies before you place your wagers with them. Simply examine if the bookmakers share the same regulations for every sporting event you may be interested in.
David E. Ramsey

Microsoft also said that later this year it will begin selling a $25 adapter that will allow controllers to be used for Xbox-style play on personal computers powered by the coming Windows 10 operating system.

Explore further:Xbox One price cut in US for holiday season

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“Since Xbox One launched, one of the most frequent requests from fans is to add more storage to their consoles,” said Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, who blogs for the Xbox team using the gamer name “Major Nelson.”

Microsoft’s move came amid rumors that rival Sony plans to show off a new one-terabyte PlayStation 4 at a media event slated to take place Monday evening before the E3 show floor opens the following morning.

He announced that Xbox One 1TB will be priced at $399 when it begins shipping on June 16 to retailers in the United States and select markets.

Current model Xbox One consoles with 500 gigabytes of storage will remain $349, which was a $50 price cut that had been billed as temporary.

The new Xbox One model boasts a terabyte of space that will likely appeal to players who are increasingly installing games as digital downloads instead of opting for disks.

The new Xbox One will come with an improved controller, according to Hryb.

Hryb promised that Microsoft would show off a stellar line-up of Xbox games at E3 next week.

Microsoft beefs up Xbox ahead of major E3 event

People look at a screen during the presentation of the Xbox One in Shanghai, China, on July 30, 2014People look at a screen during the presentation of the Xbox One in Shanghai, China, on July 30, 2014

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled an Xbox One console with double the memory space that will hit the market as the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game extravaganza gets under way next week. READ MORE

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David E. Ramsey

David E. Ramsey

Usually, bookmakers run different policies and requirements for preparing wagers on arbitrage sports betting with abnormal results. This will naturally influence the end result of the arbitrage you are dealing with. If this describes the circumstance, it is then ideal to verify the policies maintained by the bookies before you place your wagers with them. Simply examine if the bookmakers share the same regulations for every sporting event you may be interested in.
David E. Ramsey

Both investments have been given a generous 10-year tax holiday.

The government has set a target of doubling annual visitor numbers to 2.5 million by 2016, including by encouraging different forms of tourism.

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The Marina Colombo casino club in the Sri Lankan capital on July 5, 2013. Multi-million-dollar casinos planned for Colombo have boosted Sri Lanka’s ambitious hopes of becoming Asia’s new gambling hotspot, but the projects still face political and religious opposition. (AFP)

Sri Lanka legalised gambling in November 2010, with the aim of eventually luring cashed-up tourists to the island nation and boosting an economy battered by decades of ethnic war.

COLOMBO (AFP) –  Multi-million-dollar casinos planned for Colombo have boosted Sri Lanka’s ambitious hopes of becoming Asia’s new gambling hotspot, but the projects still face political and religious opposition.

The green light was also given last month to the local partner of Australian billionaire and gaming tycoon James Packer, for a similar deal to build a $350 million lakeside resort in the heart of Colombo. A senior minister told parliament at the time that Sri Lanka hoped to replicate Singapore’s success in attracting high rollers to a well-regulated industry.

But the main opposition party has baulked at the projects, not on moral grounds, but because of the generous tax breaks gifted to developers.

However, independent economic analyst Channa Amaratunga said it was difficult to forecast the financial gains given the lack of transparency in the government’s gaming plans so far.

“The government has at least said there will be a separate area for gambling. The government must enforce the Gambling Act (of 2010) and limit casinos to designated areas rather than give them a free run,” he told AFP.

Investment promotion minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena defended the government’s efforts to encourage “mixed-developments” including with the 10-year tax holiday.

John Keells, the island’s biggest diversified group with interests in hotels, has not announced details but industry officials say it will include a casino with a yet-to-be named foreign partner.

Government officials have stressed that both projects, expected to start before the end of this year, will create thousands of jobs and attract high rollers.

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The “Marina Colombo casino club” is shown in the Sri Lankan capital on July 5, 2013.

Small, low-key casinos have been tolerated in conservative mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka even before gambling was legalised in 2010, by exploiting various legal loopholes.

Packer’s Crown Group and John Keells are betting on Sri Lanka’s post-war economic growth and rising tourist numbers.

The government is still thrashing out details of a regulatory framework for casinos, three years after legalising gambling. Sri Lanka legalised gambling in November 2010, with the aim of eventually luring cashed-up tourists to the island nation and boosting an economy battered by decades of ethnic war. (AFP)

The UNP is pushing for a sin-tax on casino developments in line with the heavy duties slapped on the alcohol and tobacco industries.

Mohotti said luring Crown and other brands was key to further developing tourism, which is enjoying steady growth after hitting rock bottom during the war between 1972 and 2009.

Big-name casinos in Sri Lanka could tap a huge pool of potential punters from neighbouring India, where most forms of gambling are banned, according to a recent analysis from the daily FT financial newspaper.

“What we are saying is that if the country is to benefit, they must be taxed and regulated,” United National Party (UNP) lawmaker Harsha de Silva said. “We will not jump up and down saying we oppose casinos.”. So let us see how they implement it,” another Buddhist monk, Galagodaatte Gnanasara, secretary of the radical Bodu Bala Sena (BBS, or Buddhist Force) said.

Sri Lanka attracted a record one million visitors in 2012 with between 1.2 and 1.3 million expected this year, the government says.

“Big names coming to Sri Lanka for mixed developments is a huge boost to the (tourism) industry,” said Chandra Mohotti, chairman of the state-run Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management.

The government has been trying to placate the island’s influential monks by saying all future big-name casinos will be built in one designated zone in Colombo, and open only to foreigners.

“In the alcohol and tobacco industries, we have a good idea of how much is produced, what the sales are and more importantly what the profits are, but not in gaming,” Amaratunga said.

The government granted approval to Sri Lanka’s John Keells group last week, for a $850-million “mixed development”, a euphemism for an entertainment hub that includes gambling.

“Sri Lanka emerging as a gaming centre could draw more tourists from India and the Middle East,” the report said.

Tourism income is set to rise from 1.0 percent of gross domestic product to 5.0 percent in the next three years, according to government forecasts, on the back of a continuing hike in visitor numbers.

“Four top brands — Le Meridien, Marriott, InterContinental and Oberoi — left Sri Lanka during the war,” added Mohotti, who is also a senior vice president of Sri Lanka’s 149-year-old Galle Face Hotel.

“If we don’t offer generous tax incentives, these investors will go to some other country,” Yapa said last week.

Buddhist monk Athuraliye Rathana, a lawmaker and senior leader of the National Heritage party, warned the government that these and other details set out in the 2010 gambling legislation must be strictly followed.

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David E. Ramsey

David E. Ramsey

Usually, bookmakers run different policies and requirements for preparing wagers on arbitrage sports betting with abnormal results. This will naturally influence the end result of the arbitrage you are dealing with. If this describes the circumstance, it is then ideal to verify the policies maintained by the bookies before you place your wagers with them. Simply examine if the bookmakers share the same regulations for every sporting event you may be interested in.
David E. Ramsey

The zoo claims not only to be the…

5 Songkhla Zooby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

Songkhla zoo is the largest zoo in the South of Thailand and is the best place to see zoo animals in the area. Hit by a car and unable to be released due to California Fish and Wildlife regulations, Sassy is to spend the rest of her life at the rescue Facility.

19 The Zoo Hubsby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

The Zoo Hubs is a collection of links to Asian and some other zoos plus articles related to zoos.

16 A Vacationers Review Of The Indianapolis Zooby DS Duby (248 followers)

The State of Indiana is simply loaded with great attractions and sites that rarely receive the credit or promotion they deserve outside of their specific area. This creature although dangerous has many interesting characteristics. Easily reachable by the Manila metro it makes an interesting alternative to Manila Zoo.

0 Keeping Animals in Zoos is Cruelby theherbivorehippi (510 followers)

Learn the dirty little secrets that zoos don’t want you to know.

Chang Siam (which means Elephant Thailand) is a…

8 Rayong Aquariumby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

The Rayong Aquarium is situated on the Thailand coast just 5 Kilometres outside the city of Rayong and about an hours drive from Pattaya. Perhaps you say that this is…

2 WILD ANIMAL SAFARI – STRAFFORD, MISSOURIby T. Education of the public goes hand in hand…

0 Essential Books on Zoo Animal Trainingby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

Training is an essential part of the work of a Zoo Keeper.

The Park opened for the first time in 1993 and offers a variety of activities including a swimming pool,…

0 The Taiping 4by Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

The ‘Taiping 4′ were one male and three female Western Lowland Gorillas (which later came to be named Oyin, Abbey, Izaan and Tinu) who were illegally held in Ibadan Zoo in Nigeria and through some Nigerians in Malaysia…

5 Live Feeding To Zoo Animalsby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

The subject of Live Feeding To Zoo Animals is an emotive one. People care. It is situated about half an hour outside of Pattaya City, just off the road to Bangkok. A zoo keeper (or zookeeper) is someone employed by a Zoological Park, Aquarium, Bird Park, Safari Park, Seaworld or…

15 Mercedes The Polar Bearby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

Mercedes the Polar Bear arrived in Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland from Churchill, Manitoba in Canada in 1984. The word ‘conservation’ is seemingly most often used by those zoos which insist on breeding the likes of White Tigers or…

2 Chiang Mai Night Safariby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

The Chiang Mai Night Safari is located about twenty minutes outside of the City of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Here it was $20 or 225,000 Indonesian Rupiah. As with all such similar tourist attractions it…

6 Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Maiby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

The Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, Thailand is a very popular attraction for toursis to the area. The 100 acre site is a popular collection because of its…

9 Ankusby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

The Ankus is an ancient tool used by man for the management of elephants in captivity. Both work within the same environment and do the same work but here the similarity ends. If you would like to know about the Giraffe, check this out.

2 Interesting Facts About The Hippopotamusby gavindonst (20 followers)

The most dangerous animal in Africa. A fancy restaurant, to be entertained, your favourite animals,…

6 Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, SCby Tori Morrison (209 followers)

Located in Columbia, SC, the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is a great attraction for people of all ages. The Hippopotamus is a dominant herbivore and is very interesting. This article touches on what kind of jobs to look for and how you can make a difference working for a zoo…

4 Zoos, Binturong Exotic Animal Educationby India Arnold (1,115 followers)

The Binturong has many interesting characteristics. Leaving the Bird Park turn left and walk to the end of the road and turn right. With themed exhibits, great viewing areas, restaurants and children’s activities, it’s a must-see destination in Leipzig.

Articles about zoos around the world, famous zoo animals, and becoming a zoo keeper.

. Nearly all of these are familiar with Manila Zoo which, as reputedly the oldest* zoo in Asia, opened its doors in 1959 on a…

6 Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zooby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

The Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo is located on the outskirts of Bangkok. There is no religious reason for its existence.

25 Zoo Misconceptionsby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

Many people are anti-zoo due to misconceived ideas. It is a relatively new collection having first opened its gates to the public in 1989. That should bring some visitors in to the zoo, sanctuary, rescue centre or whatever you like to call it. Tanabe (74 followers)

Edinburgh Zoo has a great collection of penguins! They take a walk every day – the penguin parade; you can watch them “fly” underwater; and you can watch them online via the live “penguin cam”!

11 Photo gallery: Wild life in Jaipurby Jyoti Kothari (853 followers)

See wild life in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It makes an interesting visit but sadly lacks educational value unless you look on the negative as a positive.

24 An Honest Report on Bali Safari and Marine Parkby Peter Dickinson (859 followers)

Bali Safari and Marine Park is an increasingly popular tourist attraction for visitors to Bali Indonesia. The ‘Zoobic’ name is a play upon the location. Can you read an animal’s mind by looking at it?

9 Top 10 Big Cat Zoos In The U.S.by India Arnold (1,115 followers)

Find the top 10 BIG CAT collections in America here. This attractive Zoological Garden was first set up by King Rama V in 1938 on 47 acres of what was the Royal Dusit Gardens attached to the…

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