I Got a Great Job at the Newport News Shipyards, and My Wife Found Us a Great Apartment

What do you do when you are newly married, have two dogs, just finished your time in the military and your civilian job goes belly up? I was going to reenlist, but my wife preferred I didn’t. I can understand that. We moved three times while I was in. I was an expert welder with all my clearances, so I looked at a shipyard job in Newport News. I got a great offer, and my wife started looking for nice apartments for rent in Newport News, Virginia while I went down and lived in a motel for a couple of months while I worked.

It is not something you want to have to do over and over again, but getting established in a good job as a civilian was not easy for me.

How To Wear Your Aviator Jacket

Get into this seasons trend with a cosy, warm and stylish aviator jacket in tan, dark brown or black and itll quickly become your staple wardrobe item for this autumn and winter, next autumn and winter and many more. The aviator jacket can be worn with just about any outfit and with more unpredictable British weather on the way, with one of these you will be fully prepared come rain, snow or wind!

Team your aviator jacket with a pair of trusty skinny jeans, a vintage t-shirt and a pair of fur lined boots for the ultimate in effortless winter casual and youll be ready to go shopping, meet your friends for lunch or bump into the man of your dreams. If youre looking for a slightly dressier occasion to put your aviator jacket to good use, team it with any one of your wardrobe of party dresses but just make sure that your hair is groomed and glamorous and your accessorising is absolutely perfect or you run the risk of dressing down that beautiful dress a bit too much.

If youre going for a one shoulder party dress complete with pleats and jewel detailing, choose a black aviator jacket with neat collar and belt it to ensure that you dont lose the definition and feminine silhouette which your dress creates. Most aviator jackets will have Shearling cuffs that can be turned down or back and when wearing with an evening outfit, it can look neater if the only Shearling you can see is around the collar.

Accessorise your jacket with loosely swept up hair and piles of gold or silver bangles for an evening trip out or wear with cute Nordic-inspired mittens and woollen headband to create a warm, cosy and sophisticated look even when the weather is anything but warm or cosy. This seasons colours lend themselves well to being layered with a black, tan or brown aviator jacket, so wear a casual purple, camel or khaki t-shirt underneath your jacket to be bang on trend without spending a fortune or keep it simple with a white vest and black leggings.

However you choose to wear your aviator jacket this season, it will add a touch of the catwalk to any outfit and ensure that you are prepared for the cold weather and remember that you dont have to spend a fortune on this latest trend and it will last you well beyond the end of this winter.

T-shirt Ideas For Hen Nights

Hen night t-shirts are a brilliant idea on hen parties and there can be plenty of choices available for you. You can get your designs printed for you, make your own or purchase pre-made t-shirts.

Depending on if you want to buy your t-shirts pre-designed, have them printed or go to the trouble of making them yourself, you can start by choosing what type of top you want your party to wear.

Two of the most widely available options, at least for printing, are vest tops or t-shirts.

Some online printers offer you the software to create your own design online, either by using an editor or by uploading your own design which can be useful if you or a friend is handy with Photoshop or some other image editing software.

You can have lots of fun creating your own hen party t-shirts, especially if you plan to do it as a group. You can buy fabric paints at most arts and craft shops and specialist sheets of paper that you can iron on to clothing can be bought from any good stationary shop. You can paint on your designs by hand or create a stencil. For best results with a stencil use a roller and remember to put a piece of cardboard or something similar to separate the front and back of your t-shirt.

What to put on your t-shirts?

Hen T-shirt Slogans

Putting slogans on your hen night t-shirts is a great idea for hen nights.

Everyone has seen a hen night party out with some, sometimes, interesting slogans printed on their t-shirts.

Here’s some examples:

Buy us a shot she’s trying the knot
The end is near so buy me a beer
Future trophy wife

If youre going to use some of the slightly more risqu slogan ideas or funny hen night names keep in mind that some bars might object, so it might be worth finding out before your night out to see where you can and can’t go, or better yet book a private venue in advance!

T-shirt Images

Why not include a picture in your design? Perhaps a picture of the bride and groom together or just the groom. You could always put something funny underneath too. If you’re a ‘wizz’ on Photoshop you could easily make an image of the whole hen group, that way youll have no trouble remembering who was there the day after 😉

Colours

Think about the theme of your hen night that you’ve chosen, what would be most suitable colour? Are you going to all wear the same colour?

Stand out from the crowd with bright colours. Plain one colour t-shirts will be cheaper but perhaps a t-shirt with more colours would fit better with your hen party theme, remember, you’re unlikely to wear them again.

Hope these ideas helped and hope you have a brilliant hen party!

What Qualities Do You Need As A Video Game Designer

Video game designing is one of the most blooming careers presenting splendid job opportunities for the young generation. Most of the youngsters have a great passion for games, especially video games and the web games.

This passion works as the foundation for being a good video game designer, however it is not all that a company looks into a candidate before offering a job. There are some more qualities that influence as the deciding factors in the whole recruitment process of a company.

Following are some of these qualities that game companies will be looking for when hiring video game designers.

* Video game should be your passion and not just A hobby.

You should really LOVE the video games!! The video game designing companies like to hire a person who understands thoroughly what makes a game good, and what makes a game bad. You should be thinking of the game in your dreams too!! Smile You should be able to make a difference between good level design and poor level design at one glance.

And the way to imbibe this quality is just playing, and playing AND playing video games over and over again. The companies want to hire someone whose hobby of video game has turned into a passion for it. They would not prefer people who havent put any time into gaming.

* Good problem solving skill is a basic characteristic of video game designers.

The companies look for someone with good problem solving skills. While designing a game the designer has to handle and solve so many bugs and potential problems. These bugs in the video game design can range from collision detection to making things look convincing. A game designer should be a type of person who can go any far, put targeted efforts to solve the bug.

* Ability to work on tight deadlines

The gaming industry works at a torrid speed and this demands the designer to be patient and more importantly efficient in what they do. You should be able to handle a project crunch.

* Get latest and useful training

Even though, the mentioned qualities are the part of your personality, you just cannot walk into a game designing company or a game studio and grab the job opportunity of a designer. What you need is specific video game designing training from a good game design school.

Most of the design institutes offer foundation courses and advanced courses in Video Game Designing. These institutes offer courses into digital design and game design. Many design companies also hire designers directly from these design institutes through campus recruitment.

In India, DSK Supinfocom, India’s first and largest international educational campus offers professional courses in Animation, Video Game Design & Industrial Design.

So what are you waiting for? May be video game design is the career for you. Start now, may be you will be the next most preferred video game designer of the game industry.

United Arab Emirates to Ban Plastic Bags

Following a sweeping international trend the UAE has announced that plastic bags will be banned by 2012 as has been reported by Gulf News on 4th July.

Beginning this year there will be a 3 or 4 stage process leading up to the complete banning of plastic bags by 2012. During this period there will be an extensive campaign to educate the public regarding the dangers of plastic bags and the advantages of alternatives such as jute bags, paper bags and biodegradable bags.

Albury Enviro Bags of course applauds moves to reduce pollution and plastic bag use and promote the use of more environmentally friendly alternatives. However, having said this, we do have some reservations about the best methods to ensure an environmentally responsible community. Most concerns about plastic bag use result from improper disposal of the bags and consequent littering of the environment. This clearly is a human behaviour problem which requires modifying, but is banning the product the best way of making people more environmentally responsible in regard to waste disposal? Even now many are concerned that the new biodegradable plastic bags will result in even more littering as these bags are being promoted as being environmentally “safe”, thereby actually encouraging littering behaviour.

We all need to adopt a more environmentally responsible attitude. Manufacturers need to minimise the amount of packaging and maximise the use of the most environmentally friendly alternatives. Consumers need to become more responsible by disposing of waste properly and using reusable bags instead of single use throwaway products.

Legislative banning of products will never be a substitute for responsible human behaviour.

Albury Enviro Bags provide a range of green bags and custom printed wholesale bags. Invest in a reusable green bag that is made from environmentally friendly fabrics. For more information or to place an order, visit Shopping Bags.

Give Mom the Gift of Wellness at Massage Envy New Jersey and Get $10 Off an AromaTherapy Massage

Give Mom the Gift of Wellness at Massage Envy New Jersey and Get $10 Off an AromaTherapy Massage

New Jersey (April 18, 2011) – Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa-the pioneers and national leaders of affordable and convenient massage and facial services-are the one-stop shop in New Jersey for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. In addition to the array of massage and day spa services available, the 31 Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa locations in New Jersey are also offering the new Vibrant AromaTherapy blend developed exclusively for Mother’s Day. Buy mom a gift card valued at $100 or more at any of the 31 New Jersey locations and receive a coupon for $10 off an AromaTherapy Massage.

-At Massage Envy, we’re very excited to be able to help our customers give mom a gift that will help her de-stress and rejuvenate,- said Teri Jenkins, owner of the Massage Envy Spa locations in Branchburg, East Brunswick and Warren. -From customized massage and healthy skin facials to our current promotion, which offers $10 off an AromaTherapy Massage with the purchase of a gift card valued at $100 or more, Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa are committed to being the ultimate Mother’s Day destinations for New Jersey residents.- The coupon for the AromaTherapy Massage can be redeemed until August 31st.

The new Vibrant AromaTherapy blend will be available for a limited time only and can be added to any massage treatment. Reminiscent of a beautiful rose garden, Vibrant offers calming, uplifting and restorative properties that provide gentle healing for dry or sensitive skin. Rose, the cornerstone oil, is enhanced with orange, lavender, palmarosa frankincense, and geranium to create a lovely bouquet of scents designed to further enhance the relaxation experience.

Gift cards require a $50 minimum opening balance and can be purchased at all New Jersey locations, so call the one closest to you today. In order to be eligible to receive the $10 off an AromaTherapy Massage offer, customers must buy a gift card with a value of at least $100.

To find a Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa near you, click here.

About Massage Envy: Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise of massage centers is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Massage Envy Spa is its newest concept, offering Murad healthy skin facials, as well as therapeutic massages. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 670 locations in 43 states, with new centers opening every month. The company was recently named a top AllBusiness (a D&B company) AllStar Franchise, and is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.

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Baby Boutiques Offer High Quality Baby Clothes

Every parent wants their children to be dressed in nice and beautiful dresses. Plenty of baby boutiques in UK are providing wonderful high quality Spanish dresses for children. Selection of dresses for children is a nightmare. But now the presence of baby boutique shops makes the job easy for the parents. High quality baby clothing gives wonderful look. But there are more other aspects skin itching are to be taken care of. Spanish baby clothes are convenient and guaranteed for their high quality.

Plenty of designer children’s clothing from Spain is available in all baby boutiques. Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is 1980’s fashion world and always stands away from the international fashions. Its fashion depicts humor, optimism and love and has excellent colour combinations. Bambalinas is another brand of children clothing. It has colours and styles which resembles the styles and colour of mother’s dresses. Boboli is another brand of Spanish children dresses which has their own shops, distribution network and franchises.

Masiel Bebe is a small boutique in UK which offers finest Spanish clothing for children and babies. They always have baby dresses which are colourful. They have baby sets which are cool for both boys and girls. Designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s dresses are bright and good for happy babies. They are selling products that are of high quality like Pilli Carrera, Foque, Agatha Ruiz de la prada and Tutto piccoio. They have dresses for new born to 4 year old children and their spring summer collection will have wide range of dresses up to 10 year old children and they will include one more brand name Cosan Baby in their collection of Spanish children clothes. The prices of these dresses are affordable.

Their baby Spanish clothes are available for new born to 18 months. Pili carrera ivory or white knitted baby leggings are made of 30% meriono wool and 70% of cotton. The price is 28. They are available in other colours like grey, pink and blue. The Pili Carrera knitted jumpers for babies are in Tan, ivory, grey, red pink, blue colours. It also has combination of colour like grey and white. The prices range from 20.70 to 62. There are also trousers, shorts and leggings available for babies. There is also baby grow dresses like Agatha Turquoise baby grow with & heart& polkadot which is 100% cotton made. Plenty of coloured, designed baby grow dresses are available.

Little UK boutique, finest baby clothes boutique dedicated to offering the Spanish clothing for babies and children like Boys Jackets, Boys Coats etc. We pride ourselves by only selling products of the highest quality

Are Your Favorite Online Shopping Sites PCI Compliant

Are Your Favorite Sites PCI Certified?

You might have heard a lot about PCI scanning and compliance lately. You might have even taken all the steps you need in order to ensure that your website is PCI certified. But, I’m curious about something. Are the web sites you’re shopping on PCI certified? This is something that should be important to you as an online shopper, to be sure that your personal information, such as social security numbers, account numbers, etc. is secure and safe. One of the ways to be sure, is if the website you are shopping on has been PCI certified.

Being PCI certified means that the website complies with what’s required by the PCI DSS. Requirements include creating and maintaining a secured network, protecting cardholder data, cultivating a vulnerability management program, regularly monitoring and testing networks, and creating and following through with a privacy policy. In addition to those things, the web site should implement PCI vulnerability scans on a daily or at least quarterly basis. PCI vulnerability scans perform tests that make certain there aren’t any vulnerabilities or threats on the website to cause customer information to be available to online predators and hackers.

You might be wondering how to determine if a web site that you shop on is PCI certified. An easy way to tell is by looking for trust marks posted on the web site. Trust seals are small images, that confirm that the site was verified by a third party, and is PCI certified. It is important to look for website trust seals when online shopping as a defence against online theives.

It’s a no-brainer that internet shopping means that you need to use caution. Do your homework and be on the look out for current trust seals. Be certain the web sites you’re shopping on are verified by a third party, and that they follow PCI compliance. Don’t allow your personal information to fall into the wrong hands. Make sure that you are only doing business with PCI certified sites.

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