September 28th, 2013
Addictions come in many forms but all addictions can be defined as a chronic brain disorder in which a person cannot control his actions based on reason and logic. The good news is that all types of addictions are in-fact treatable as long as you acknowledge the fact that you have a problem and need help. But how do you know when you are addicted and not just enjoying some slightly elicit activity in a moderate manner? After all one of the symptoms of an addict is that they are unaware of their lack of control.
Let’s take gambling as an example as it is something we all do from time to time and is considered a normal activity when enjoyed moderately and in control. So how do you know when you have a gambling problem and require gambling addiction therapy? The first sign you should be aware of is if you feed a need to hide your gambling from friends and family. You may rational your hobby to yourself but it you’ve reached a level where your surroundings won’t understand you, there is a good chance you’ve crossed the line.
Another thing to think about is how easy is it for you to walk away after a while? Can you enjoy a few rounds of blackjack and leave no matter the outcome or do you feel compelled to stay at the tables until you’ve lost every last dollar? If the latter is true, it’s a strong indication that you are not in control and should seek help.
July 17th, 2013
Because A Better Way of Naugatuck was able to sell more than 4,000 vehicles in 2012, the independent car dealership has decided to give back to its community. Donating a total of $12,500 to various local organizations and groups, the family-operated business has ensured a better life for the citizens of Naugatuck and its surrounding areas.
Because of the poor economy, many businesses have struggled in recent years to make enough money just to stay open. Because these businesses couldn’t make their usual donations to charitable organizations, these organizations suffered. These charities desperately need funds to continue their worthy missions. Recognizing this, A Better Way Wholesale Autos has increased its efforts and has pledged to donate even more money going forward.
The renowned independent dealership made sure not to favor one charity over another. In 2012, it donated funds to 15 different organizations. Among these were the Vietnam Veterans Association, the VFW and No Vet Left Behind, which help returning vets integrate back into civilian life. These organizations provide food and clothing to unemployed vets, and offer them much needed medical treatment.
Each night, millions of people go to sleep hungry. Because of the recent recession, even citizens from established communities like Naugatuck have been plagued by high unemployment and homelessness rates. To counter this, many of its citizens now rely on food stamps to buy groceries. Unfortunately, food stamps are often not enough to feed a hungry family. To help, A Better Way purchased gift cards from Stop & Shop to be distributed to underprivileged members of the local community. During the holiday season, A Better Way Naugatuck increased its efforts, purchasing $6,000 in gift cards during the month of November alone. Thanks to A Better Way, dozens of families were able to enjoy a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast and, at least for one day, were able to push their woes aside.
A Better Way Wholesale Autos is also a regular contributor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The hospital, which primarily focuses on finding cures for ailments that afflict youth, is a pioneering research facility that relies heavily on donor contributions. Without this help, the hospital would not be able to provide the kind of care its patients need.
The dealership has donated to institutions dedicated to the well-being of its patrons, such as the Middlebury Volunteer Department, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Naugatuck Police Explorers. Thanks to A Better Way, Naugatuck is a safer and more secure community.
As a leading independent dealership specializing in providing a large inventory of quality vehicles, A Better Way enables the people of Naugatuck to purchase dependable vehicles at wholesale prices. Over the years, the well-established dealership has built bonds with its customers and the entire community. It hopes to increase this bond by continuing its commitment to charitable causes in 2013 and beyond.
June 17th, 2013
Shipping hazardous materials has always been an obvious challenge even for the most experienced in the business but with the constant changes in regulations over the past few years it takes a lot just to keep up. The first major changes were introduced in Docket HM-181 which of the Hazardous Materials regulations with international standards in order to facilitate foreign trade and maintain the competitiveness of U.S. goods. The applicability of the hazardous materials regulations was extended to all intrastate shipments of hazardous materials by highway almost 15 years ago, significantly increasing the number of parties affected by these regulations.
Along with growing demand, several service companies have risen to the cause in order to offer solutions for simplifying the process of hazardous materials shipping. Such a company is eShipGlobal that provides state of the art freight software for every type of shipping requirement. eShipGlobal customers enjoy streamlined business processes, eliminating the normal headaches that come with the job
The Multi carrier shipping software allows for easy managing of carrier contracts and full automation of freight audits and payments. This helps keep costs low for both inbound and outbound shipping requirements and provides significant savings in man hour labor costs.
The integrated software allows all levels of the enterprise access to the data relevant to them for quick and effective decision making. By making sure all regulatory requirements are met, eShipGlobal’s software prevents problems before they occur. The software interfaces with databases of shipping carriers and various government databases such as the Federal Aviation Administration, the International Air Transportation Administration, the Department of Treasury, and the Department of Commerce addressing the specific details of each package for full compliance. A free demo is available upon request with a dedicated team of experts ready to train new customers and assist existing customers achieve the most out of the software.
May 3rd, 2013
Weddings are not just about the union of a man and a woman anymore. Sure it’s still about building a family but the event itself has sure changed over the years. So much so that the wedding industry now amounts to over 40 billion dollars per year. So much goes into the planning and execution of the big day that it now supports hundreds of thousands of families in the service sector, party planning, event organizing, flower industry, entertainers and much more.
With 2.5 million weddings a y ear in the U.S. alone the wedding industry is constantly working on coming up with new ideas to make the big day more memorable and unique. One of the latest trends in weddings among young couples is renting a photo booth for guests to create their own personal souvenir. This is a fun way to remember the occasion that doesn’t cost a lot of money. A popular option, thephotobank.com, offer fun and stylish booths that not only look great and complement any event’s theme, they print fun and personalized prints that rival the competition.
Reading testimonials online, the reviews and extremely positive. The Photo Bank offers great rates on photo booth rental los angeles and can be your next option for rent a photo booth los angeles . Other regions are supported as well with exceptional service available for wedding photo booth dallas events.
The booths are not just for weddings, they can be great at high school proms, private parties and even corporate events. The great thing about Photo Bank’s photo booths are that they provide a large screen for guests to view the photos being taken inside. The rotating slideshow can be great fun during the event and the printed photos provide a lasting memory to savor for years. Check out their site for more information.
May 3rd, 2013
Current automobile models are seen on public exhibitions known as Auto Shows or Motor Shows. Also often seen in these exhibitions are debuting car models, concept cars and classics that are no longer produced. Occurring at least once or twice a year, automobile manufacturers and local developers use these events mainly for public relation purposes to advertise their products and create increased publicity. Shows that occur on a more frequent basis such as weekly or monthly are more informal and localized. Most are social events that allow car enthusiast to meet others who share their interest.
Auto shows offer enthusiasts the chance to test drive most of the exhibited car models. This has proven to redound to the benefit of manufacturers and dealers in the form of increased sales and bookings during the show. Auto shows not only provide a venue to see and buy cars but also serves as a venue of entertainment featuring musical shows, kiddie shows and competitions to get the interest of the whole family.
Attending a local motor show is easy enough but attending an international show requires more preparation. Travel documentation, funds, accommodations and car rental service are just some of the things to be considered. Looking into the official website of the show promoter provides information that would help visitors better appreciate the show. At present, the most popular auto show in the US is the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Other famous international shows are hosted in Frankfurt, Geneva, Melbourne, Britain, Australia, Philippines, Guangzhou, Moscow, Athens, Dubai, Indonesia, Madrid, Bologna, Turin, Seoul and Paris. The successes of these shows are largely credited to the attendance of foreign media together with local auto and business writers. Of course, the participation of famous car manufacturers with their latest offerings is required to create the excitement and interest for the show.
For a different experience, you can attend the Mud Nationals at MudCreek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, TX. This year Bennche provided a great performance at the show with their new lines of ATV and UTV on display. Bennche don’t just make standard UTVs or ATVs, many upgrades are available with customized roofs, windshields, winches and wheels. Check out their side by side atv selection online and you’ll see that you don’t want to miss the next Mud Nationals in 2014.
May 3rd, 2013
Since its introduction, electric automobiles did not meet public opposition in the same level as that given to steam and gasoline cars. This was believed to be due to its comparatively low speeds and silent operation. Today, the fact that electric cars do not produce localized emissions appear to be getting the attention of manufacturers and consumers who have realized that something more has to be done to take better care of the environment.
Electric cars are propelled by electric motors that run on batteries either charged at home or charging stations specifically for electric vehicles. Newly developed electric cars have become extremely efficient and cost much cheaper that any other alternative fuel to run. Electric cars enthusiasts believe that a truly clean and sustainable mobility is only possible through this option.
The designs of the early electric automobiles were quite simple. A large band of storage batteries connected to a powerful driving motor by heavy cables are found under the hood. The motor was mounted just in front of the rear axle. Thirty miles an hour was about the top speed and 50 miles was about the distance covered before battery recharging was needed. Electric vehicles have come and gone due to that elusive battery that is lightweight yet packs power and able to transport passengers for any distance. There are several existing batteries that show much promise in providing this need. However, they remain too expensive for regular consumers. Some of these cars are now resold by their original owners with cheap options available in the Dallas used cars market as well as used cars Arlington sales.
Trends in the international market show progress in providing support for mass scale commercialization of electric vehicles. As the shipment of electric vehicles in small volume happen this year, concerned authorities will have to determine how to provide the infrastructure that will make it work. Charging access has to be available at home and the community where it is to be used for it to work. There will also be a need to consider the overall impact of the additional demand for power due to electronic vehicle charging as related to grid reliability. These newer models may be available as soon as next year with cars hitting the used market a year or two later. So if you’re in the market for electing used cars Irving, you may not have long to wait.