How to write a perfect cover letter

There is no agreement on what part of the job application process – creating contact networks, doing a resume or doing a perfect interview – is the most exasperating. Adding cover letters to this combination does not help you whole, but knowing how to write a perfect cover letter will play a big part of the game and we can help you win it. Read More “How to write a perfect cover letter”

Best Movie4k alternatives: Free and legal popular movie streaming website

Movie4k is one of the most visited videos streaming sites for allegedly pirated movies and television shows. However, Movie4k was shut down in 2016 after it was reported as a major piracy threat by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Let’s find 6 Movie4k alternatives.  Read More “Best Movie4k alternatives: Free and legal popular movie streaming website”

Lessons learned from the Fyre Festival

There are a few things that event organisers should never do. These include lying, break the law, waste money, not listen to advice and fail to communicate. However, that’s exactly what one event organiser did. Have you heard of the Fyre Festival?

The Fyre Festival was marketed as the most awesome music festival ever to take place. Located on a tropical island, featuring celebrities, top bands, the very best food and luxury accommodation. Except it never happened.

What did happen was festival goers got stranded, slept on wet mattresses, had nothing but stale bread, no phone reception and were surrounded by sharks in the water.

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The luxury event was due to take place at the end of April 2017 in the Bahamas. It was co-hosted by the rapper Ja Rule and the organiser Billy McFarland. It was promoted by celebrities and supposedly meticulously planned by McFarland, including the research, budgeting, marketing, security, catering, accommodation and legal requirements.

What resulted was six years in prison and eight lawsuits!

Thankfully, there is much to be learned about event organising from the debacle of the Fyre Festival. Always ensure you work with trusted professionals like an Events Agency Dublin such as https://davisevents.ie/

  1. Never lie

Honesty is always the best policy, unless you want a fraud conviction! McFarland lied in his marketing, broke contractual rules and claimed to be working with the Royal Bahamian Defence Force when he never was.

  1. Don’t break the law

The Fyre Festival quite rightly used social media to promote the event, even gaining the support of global influencers like Kendell Jenner and more than 400 other media celebrities. However, what they did wrong was not to disclose the fact that these promoters had been paid to do so. This got them in trouble with the Federal Trade Commission.

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  1. Don’t waste money

McFarland ignored investors when they advised him how much the event would cost. He blew $4 million he had secured from a fashion investor on buying offices in Manhattan. He received further investment, but this had to be paid back within 16 days. The lesson to be learned form this is to always research the cost of an event and budget accordingly.

  1. Listen to experienced advice

A veteran event organiser was hired by McFarland, who advised him to postpone the event or face disaster. Guess what? He ignored this advice. It was then suggested that luxury tents would be quicker to install than luxury villas. The lesson here? Listen to those who have greater experience and take that advice on board.

  1. Communicate effectively

As the event got nearer, the Fyre Festival had lost the accommodation, catering, health services and several of the music acts. The professional event planner advised that McFarland inform guests but despite agreeing to, he never did. Other staff members began suggesting a postponement, but McFarland wouldn’t listen and pushed ahead regardless.

  1. Admit mistakes

So far, McFarland and Ja Rule have never really apologised, instead stating that it wasn’t their fault. Most of the celebrities involved in promoting the event haven’t acknowledged their involvement either. It’s essential to always admit your mistakes, apologise and learn to do better.

 

Preventing destructive Forest fires.

We are quite lucky in this country because even though we have quite a few forests and arboretums due to our wet temperate climate it’s very unlikely that we would ever get a huge forest fire even after a long hot dry spell. Our trees retain a great degree of the moisture from the rain we get and the damp conditions that usually prevail. Having said that, with the ever changing nature of the climate of our world it can never be ruled out and the practice of Fire Safety Consultancy Bristol company is incredibly important. If you need some advice on such matters then why not have a look at http://keloscape.co.uk/areas-we-cover/fire-safety-consultancy-bristol/ for some in depth help. In the meantime let’s have a look at what can be done to prevent such disasters from occurring in the first place and how to stop them when they do.

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Fires are pretty much always started by people. In the area of wooded parkland this is almost certainly true as the sun itself will never reach the heat enough to cause a tree to catch fire but some human element such as glass left lying around magnifying the heat can. What, then, can be done?

First of all take responsibility for the care of the campsite. When setting up a fire, never leave it unattended and make sure that you have a supply of water, sand or earth to extinguish it straight away. Fire cannot exist when you remove one of its elements; these are Fuel, Air and Heat.  Water will remove the heat whereas sand will remove heat and air. The fire needs to be completely out before you sleep or leave the area, don’t forget to smother the embers afterwards, it just takes a wild breeze and they can carry up into the branches and set them off.

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Using gas or solid fuel units should be treated with extreme care the potential for a fire being caused is huge. Any spillage needs to be cleared up or doused with water to reduce the potency of the liquid. Again, the fire or cooking stove should never be left unattended when in use.

Smoking is not a good idea at any time, but in the tinder dry woods it can be fatal. IF you do smoke make sure that you fully extinguish the cigarette before leaving it.  If a fire does start call the emergency services immediately and know where your exit and evacuation points are at all times.

Foundations for a successful inbound marketing strategy

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Choosing an antique fireplace

If you have your heart set on a beautiful antique fireplace, it can be quite a minefield to choose the perfect one for your home. Here are some considerations for your exciting search for one:

Which style do you prefer?

A fireplace acts as a focal point, it’s essential to find just the right style. There are many designs to choose from, such as wood, marble, neo-classical, decorative or stone. What would fit best with your décor or which one appeals to you the most? Do you need to find one from a specific era to fit in with the age of your home?

Material

The clearest distinction is in the material it is made from. From a classical marble, a rustic wood or Gothic stone, the possibilities are varied. If you’re looking for something a bit different, you could consider a metal one.

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Size

It’s important to know the width measurements of your chimney breast unless you’re installing one on a flat wall. Check the dimensions of the opening of the fireplace, of both the front and back as these can differ. It’s also helpful to have the measurements of your room, the ceiling height and consider how deep a mantelpiece you can comfortably live with.

Colour

Perhaps you have your heart set on a particular colour. There are as many varieties as there are material choices. Perhaps you dream of bright green or shades of pink, shiny gold, classy silver or dramatic black? The colour is important as it sets the tone for the remainder of the décor, so consider whether you’re blending it with wood, stone or marble. Size

Reproduction, antique or bespoke?

For many homeowners, finding a period fireplace is the most important aspect, to tie in with the history of the property. Whether this is an antique or a reproduction is down to individual preference. A bespoke fireplace is one that is specially made according to your design wishes. Find Antique Fireplaces Ireland at a reclamation yard. A stunning range of Antique Fireplaces Ireland can be seen at Wilson’s Yard.

An open or gas fire?

Whichever type of fire you choose, you’ll need a Gas Safe registered engineer to install it. If you desire an open fire, check which fuels you’re allowed to burn where you live. You should also hire a chimney sweep to check the condition of your flue. If your fireplace is purely for aesthetics and decorative purposes, consider how you fill the hole. This could be with a firescreen or grate.

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If you live in a listed building

You might require consent if you live in a listed building and intend to replace the fireplace. If your existing fireplace is stated in the listing schedule, detailing what is protected, you will definitely need consent before removing it. This is necessary even if the existing fireplace doesn’t match the period of the property and you wish to install one that does. This doesn’t mean that you cannot replace the fireplace, just that the process might take a little longer.

 

 

 

 

Sprint training ideas for footballers

Personal knowledge of football and being an athlete is not enough. Coaches who are serious about the future of their players use various resources to bring out the best in seasoned, novice and young players, especially during training.

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Not only do coaches strive to train the next Dominic Calvert-Lewin but also they encourage players to emulate their style, speed and agility. Everton’s Calvert-Lewin is currently the fastest sprinter in football – he was measured at a speed of 34.935km/h when Everton played Southampton in 2018.

Manchester City’s Kyle Walker is second with a speed of 34.845 km/h. Sprint training plays an integral part in football training drills, especially to build speed.

Coaches also incorporate tools that assist in developing mental skills in young players as part of training and realise how football training drills can help performance. Let’s take a look at three drills that incorporate sprints: https://www.ukcoaching.org/resources/guides/developing-young-players%E2%80%99-mental-skills.

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Change of direction speed ladder

This is one of the best football training drills to develop the ability to turn and run in an instant with super-fast feet. Lay a ladder down in the training area and set down a pair of cones ten yards from the end of the ladder, which will act as the finish line.

Allow the player to move laterally or backpedal through the ladder. Both must be drilled at different times but follow a pattern of two feet in and two feet out. When the player has moved through as fast as they can, they must explode into a sprint to the cones.

Push-up starts

The players start by lying face down with their palms near their shoulders, as in a push-up. On command, they must jump up and sprint as fast as possible to the pre-set finish. This should be a relatively short distance – anything between five and 30 meters.

When the players reach the finish line, allow them to jog back and immediately resume the push-up position again. Your aim should be an interval of no longer than 20 to 30 seconds. These repetitions can be completed eight times.

Interval sprints

These sprints are great in preparation for the stop and go nature of football. Perform 12 to 15 sprints for 50 to 60 feet with intervals of 10 to 15 seconds in-between.

 

Other uses for a bespoke carport

If you’re thinking of investing in a carport, it’s an excellent option for protecting your vehicles. Installing an oak carport is a quicker, simpler and more affordable choice than building a garage or extension. Did you know that you can still have a carport even if it’s not for parking vehicles under? The beauty of carports is that they have multiple uses!

The perfect canopy for outdoor activities

Spending time outdoors can be a little hit and miss in the UK as the weather is often changeable and unpredictable. An oak frame carport can be used as shelter for any activities you want to engage in outside, whether it’s a family gathering or a convenient place to enjoy hobbies. They can be customised to cover things like hot tubs, a patio, a pool or some decking.

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A carport is ideal for providing shelter from the elements, be that rain or direct sunshine in the summer. Sides can be added to the structure for extra privacy. For a Bespoke Oak Carport, visit www.bespoaktimberframes.co.uk

Great spot for outdoor entertaining

Love having friends, family or neighbours over for barbecues or parties? Perhaps you prefer more intimate dinner soirees with close friends? A great deal of effort goes into hosting a get together, so why worry about being washed out or the weather scuppering your plans? A carport provides the perfect space for enjoying the outdoors regardless of what Mother Nature throws at you. This way you can set up everything you need without the hassle of moving it all inside if the weather turns.

Greenfingered

Perhaps you enjoy gardening but wish your plants had a bit more shelter from the elements? An oak frame structure can help to lengthen the gardening season, whether you wish to grow herbs, vegetables, flowers or succulents. If your garden has little in the way of shelter, this could be an inexpensive option for you to keep your gardening passion going for longer in the year.

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Animal shelters

Come rain or shine, a carport can provide much-needed relief for pets and animals, especially those kept outside. Barns are expensive to erect, so a carport can be a cost-effective way of providing that shelter for any animals, whether it’s cats, dogs, guinea pigs, goats or any other animals you care for. Keeping them out of the harsh summer sun, the autumn rain and the chill of winter, you can add sides to your carport to provide even more protection for your beloved pets.

 

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