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Graham Baylis's Articles

  • The Pros And Cons Of An Open Office Plan
    Many people work in open plan offices these days and they are often used in many different industry sectors. An open plan office is as the name suggests, it is an open space but is generally sectioned into small work spaces or cubicles by the use of panels or screens. There are pros and cons to this style of office.
  • How To Choose The Best Office Chair Coverings
    Office chairs come in many different shapes and sizes, with even the most basic office chair having a great choice of features. As well as a great range in styles there is also a great range of upholstery and colour choices available too. Finding the right chair covering is important if you are to get the best from the chairs. With so many options to choose from, you might get a little lost but fear not, help is at hand.
  • Puwer And Loler Regulations
    Every business has a duty of care to its employees and this is where the Health and Safety Executive (or HSE) comes in. There are numerous regulations for the workplace and the equipment used at work. The legislation that covers equipment in the workplace is the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations or PUWER.
  • So What Makes A Great Website
    There are a number of characteristics that make a 'good' website and these should all combine to make the site a pleasing experience for the visitor. It is vital that you do some research, think about what you want to achieve from your website, who your competition is and what the current trends are.
  • What Items Should A Basic Tool Kit Hold
    Having a few basic tools in your toolbox will give you the ability to do minor repairs or small maintenance tasks around your home. For the keen home improvements enthusiast, this is not news at all but many of us are clueless when it comes to fixing things or taking on a DIY project. So, what tools are essential? I have compiled a small list of appropriate tools that will be useful to keep in your tool chest.
  • The Important Things To Bear In Mind When Designing An Ecommerce Site
    The internet has had a major impact on the business world and has increased economic growth exponentially. Many businesses who have actual premises also have an online presence as well and have been able to increase their brand awareness. It is relatively easy to set up and run an ecommerce site however, it is vital that the site makes it easy for visitors to buy goods or services because if it is not easy, they will go shopping elsewhere.
  • Creating The Right Ambience At Meetings
    Whether you are hosting an informal meeting of a full on conference, it is so important to create the right ambience so that those attending feel relaxed, comfortable and are able to concentrate on what is going on. Besides the look and feel of the rooms, the temperature etc, you have to consider other things. Read on to find out more.
  • The History Of North Sea Oil
    The oil industry in the United Kingdom is relatively recent. It was not until during the 1960s that concerted efforts were made to find out if there were any substantial oil deposits in the North Sea. The North Sea itself is relatively shallow which made it less challenging to do the surveys. You might ask where the oil came from and how it came to be there when most oilfields are found in warmer climes. Read on and find out more.
  • Keeping Your Skin Looking Healthy
    When you consider how hard your skin works to keep you healthy, it is important that you take care of your skin properly so that it can do its job. The skin is the biggest organ of the body and is a protective layer for everything within. It consists of several layers and needs taking care of. Read on to find out more.
  • The Pros And Cons Of Vehicle GPS Tracking
    Logistics and transport is an essential part of business and moving goods and equipment to where they are required keeps the business world going. Such businesses usually have a fleet of vehicles and depending on the size of the company, this can range from just a few to several hundred. Most logistics companies now fit their vehicles with GPS systems. Read on to see why.
  • The History Of Enerpac
    Enerpac was founded in 1959 and began manufacturing hydraulic tools. It has gone through many changes over the years but one thing has remained, Enerpac's constant desire to manufacture hydraulic equipment of exceptional quality and to a very high standard that is able to do the job for which it was intended. Read on for more information on this exceptional company.
  • Space Saving Stacking Chairs
    When you need to consider how much space furniture takes up but you still need to be able to seat lots of people, stacking chairs can be a huge advantage. With their easy to store and clever stacking design, these chairs are often a very popular option for many businesses which include conference centres, restaurants, clubs and hotels. They are so convenient as well but their primary benefit is that they are lightweight and manoeuvrable.
  • Using A GPS For Treasure Hunts
    People have always been fascinated with treasure and looking for it. We have all heard stories about lost treasure in some exotic location just waiting to be discovered. Over the centuries treasure hunters have sought out old maps with a view to discovering the lost treasure. Just imagine how exciting it would be to go on a treasure hunt yourself, with hidden clues and things to find. Read on to see how you can enjoy this new sport.
  • How Much Should You Spend On Power Tools
    Power tools are very accessible these days and with so many types and brands to choose from, you could be forgiven for being a little confused in making a choice. The thing is though, if you do not plan to use your power drill much, do you really need to spend a lot of money buying an expensive model? Well, first of all, let's take a look at what you want from your power drill.
  • The Pros And Cons Of Fracking
    Hydraulic fracturing or fracking as it is more commonly known, is, in a nutshell, a procedure for extracting oil or gas from bedrock. The method involves pumping high pressure fluid into drill holes in the rocks to create fractures and this provides an escape route for the gas or oil. Some people are not at all happy about fracking. Read on to see if they are right.
  • The Wedding Gown
    Weddings have been a special time for thousands of years with ceremonies and celebrations being a huge part of the ritual. Special clothing has always been worn by the bride and groom for the occasion, however, white wedding gowns are a relatively recent tradition.
  • The Different Types Of Planning Applications
    If you are considering building a house or altering an existing one, you will need to apply for planning permission. This is a legal requirement in the United Kingdom and is obligatory, building without permission means that you will risk having the building demolished by the authorities at your expense.
  • Digital Maps And Overlayed Geographical Data
    We all know that computers have changed our lives for ever and today due to their influence we experience the world of maps in a totally different way to the way we did before. Long gone (for most) is the paper OS Map, you know the one that you can never ever fold up once you have unfurled it. No today we use our GPS, smartphones, PC's or tablets to view maps.
  • What Should Be In A Basic Tool Kit
    A good basic tool kit is an essential item for anyone who needs to carry out basic maintenance jobs around the home. As we are all aware, regular maintenance will ensure that your property remains in good condition but it is most important that whatever task you take on, you do it safely.
  • Are Hybrid Cars The Future For Us All?
    Engineers are developing engines that can run on other sources of energy but still have the range of a traditional petrol or diesel driven vehicle and they have come up with the hybrid engine. So what is a Hybrid car? In simple terms, it is a vehicle that has 2 sources of power which can be either battery or fuel.
  • Carpets - A Bit Of History
    Carpets have been in use since ancient times and were initially used to give protection from the cold but were also as decorative items. They were not only used as floor coverings but were also placed on seating and tables. Some were purely ornamental and were hung on the walls, in a similar way in which we would now hang pictures.
  • What Makes A Holiday Villa Perfect?
    There are many different types of villa holiday available in a wide range of countries around the world. With so many destinations to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. Once you have found your ideal destination, you can spend some time looking at the villas on offer. There is a whole variety of villas on offer and what you choose, depends upon what you are looking for on your holiday.
  • Ecommerce Today
    Computers have evolved from the early days of just being data processing devices to what they have become today. They are now capable of so much more and we use them not only as implements of work but also as entertainment centres, communications portals and for shopping. As such, computer technology has allowed us to search for products, services or businesses that can offer us what we want or what we need.
  • The History Of The Table
    Tables have many uses and come in many different shapes and sizes, but they all have the same thing in common and that is that they all have a flat, horizontal surface which is predominantly used for dining or working depending on the style. There are probably more styles and types of table than any other piece of furniture and as a result, they have innumerable uses.
  • The Internet Some History
    It would appear that the world revolves around the internet and for many, they would be a bit lost without it. It has not been around for very long and has gone through many changes and developments since its inception and it really is quite amazing how we all just take it for granted. So where did it all begin?
  • Avoiding Wrinkles In The Skin
    Aging is a fact of life and whether we like it or not, we all get older and will experience facial wrinkles. There are several ways of helping to slow down the appearance of wrinkles and minimize them once they are there. Using natural products and consuming organic foods will aid a healthy lifestyle, as will keeping hydrated, getting enough exercise and sleep.
  • A Bit About Hydraulic Jacks
    Hydraulic Jacks are now commonplace in several industries such as the motor industry and the construction industry as well as being popular with individuals. There are, as a general rule 2 types of hydraulic jack and they are bottle jacks and floor jacks. They both work in a similar way but the difference is that the floor jack is arranged in a slightly different way.
  • The Changing Times Of HiFi
    Things have sure moved on in the home entertainment world. When I was buying my first TV back in 1981 all you could get were CRT models, which had a huge back end to house the electronics that 'made' the picture. The picture was not that good either, even in the middle / top range (I bought a Grundig back then). As for personal storage, the video player was only really starting to make inroads.
  • Logos - What Makes A Good One?
    A logo is an identifiable insignia, name or trademark associated with an individual company. The whole purpose of which is to create an instantly recognisable image in the mind of customers. Think about some of the most well known logos that you can think of, for instance the 'swoosh' is associated with Nike, the polo player with Ralph Lauren and the Flying Lady with Rolls Royce. So what is the key here? Read on to find out.
  • That Perfect Wedding Dress
    The one thing that every bride wants to be absolutely perfect is her wedding gown. The dress is what everyone wants to see and of course the bride herself wants to look stunning. Before going round every wedding dress shop with no idea of what you are looking for, there are a few things that should be considered before you begin.
  • Luxury Holidays In The Caribbean Sea
    The Caribbean is a very popular holiday destination and there are several reasons why. There are hundreds of islands to choose from and each has their individual charms and features. The islands of the Caribbean are famed for their gorgeous beaches and clear blue waters and as such offer exceptional opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and diving. The big problem is just what sort of holiday do you book? This article should help.
  • Annual Leave Entitlement And Employment Law In The UK
    In the United Kingdom, employees are entitled to take a certain amount of paid holidays every year. This statutory holiday is given to people who work full or part time. These statutory holidays are applicable to all employees regardless of length of time with an employer. Time off is worked out on a fairly simple system where you will be entitled to a set number of days of annual leave. This article will make it all clearer.
  • The Importance Of Positioning HiFI Loudspeakers If You Want The Best Sound
    When you see photos of Hi-Fi systems, the speakers are often placed close together or on either side of the unit and facing straight ahead. This looks great for the picture but will not deliver great sound, which would be a complete waste. So, when you set up, move the speakers as widely apart as you can and angle them so that the front of each speaker is facing square on to where you will listen from.
  • Fracking What It Is All About
    You may have heard of fracking but do you know what it is? The name fracking comes from a process called hydraulic fracturing. Fracking is a process which involves drilling into the ground and activating minor explosions in order to break hard rock so that the oil and natural gas contained within can be released. However, experts are unable to agree on how dangerous fracking actuall is. Read on for more info.
  • Aerial Photography And Digital Mapping
    Aerial photography offers clear views of the landscape below which can be very useful for many reasons. They can accurately show alterations in the landscape over set periods of time and there are so many uses for this type of map but what is most unique about them as compared to more traditional types of map, is that they offer a view of the area being represented as a picture and not as something which has been drawn by a cartographer
  • What You Need To Know About Hydraulic Tools
    The use of hydraulic machinery has grown dramatically over the years, and today they used in many different industrial activities. As there is stiff competition in the industry the manufacturers of hydraulic machineries are very keen about producing the very best machines, these being of smart design, well manufactured and built to provide a reliable performance for many years.
  • The History And Use Of Rugs
    Rugs have got quite a long and interesting history. Woven rugs dates back to about five hundred years BC. Rugs are woven and weaving has been done for thousands of years. Most likely, the first weaving was done to create baskets using pliable grasses, sticks or other materials that were available. When rugs were first woven, sheep or goat wool were the likely components. The rugs were used as floor coverings and as decoration.
  • Creating The Right Atmosphere At Meetings
    Never underestimate the significance of a good quality meeting room in which to host business meetings, interviews, workshops and conferences. It should be a place where you can engage with clients and other visitors as well as being the venue for in house meetings. Read on for some tips about this important area of business today.
  • What Factors Contribute To That Perfect Web Presence?
    The perfect website is yet to be built but what constitutes a good or a bad one? There are so many different features that can combine to make a great website but if incorrectly put together, are less than satisfactory. Of course, many features of what is considered to be good are purely an opinion based on appearance, graphics and ease of use. Read on to find out more about what makes that perfect site.
  • Hand Made Sweets Can Make Really Marvelous Wedding Favours And Gifts
    Since around the 13th century, small gifts have been given out to wedding guests by the bride and groom as a thank you for coming. These wedding favours were very popular amongst the aristocratic families and were usually little trinket boxes or Bonbonnieres made from porcelain which contained petite confections or cubes of sugar. Today, we often give out chocolates, read on for more.
  • The Increase Of Flooding In The UK
    There are a lot of rivers in the United Kingdom and as an island state, there is also an extensive coastline. During the summer of 2007, there was an unusual amount of extreme weather which led to a lot of flooding and this resulted in over £3 billion worth of damage. As yet, the flood damage from the extensive flooding in 2012 has not been determined but you can be sure it will be a good deal more than £3 billion. Read on for more.
  • Testing Hydraulic Machinery
    Whatever type of hydraulic machinery you have, you must look after it correctly to ensure safe working conditions and so that the machinery itself is efficient and in full working order. Often the hoses are the weak spots and these require daily inspection before use. Modern hydraulic hose fittings have been developed to cope with the demands of the work that the machine is intended to do, but care and attention is still needed. Read on for more.
  • Retro Sweets
    Retro sweets are making a bit of a comeback and everyone has their favourites. There are still a few old fashioned sweetie shops in existence and these still have the big glass jars of all your old favourites with everything from liquorice torpedoes to barley sugars to foam shrimps and so many more. Have a quick trip down memory lane with this short article.
  • Logistics And Business
    Logistics is basically the management of the flow of goods or other items from the supplier to the customer or within a business. It involves a good deal of careful organisation and a well run operation so that all the information required is available which enables the goods to be found in the warehouse, moved to the packaging area and transported out. See this article for more on the matter and how conveyor belts fit in.
  • How Conveyor Belts Are Used Today
    Conveyor belt systems are normally sturdy belts which are endless and go round in a loop so that they can be employed to move goods and materials from place to place. They are usually electrically powered and are attached to rotors which turn the belt. Common uses for conveyor systems are warehouses, logistics companies, factories and public transport hubs, but there is more to the story than that. Read on for more.
  • Thinking of Holidaying In The Caribbean? Some History Of Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
    Saint Vincent is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean and as well as being a base for holiday makers, it is also often on the schedule of the many cruise ships that sail around the Caribbean Sea. Many visitors use St Vincent as a base and take day trips to lots of the other islands in the group.
  • How Oil Has Been Used Through History
    People have been using oil in one form or another for about 5,000 years. Over the centuries civilizations such as the ancient Egyptians made use of it in the preparation of mummies before burial. The Native Americans used oil for medicinal purposes. The Chinese were using it for numerous purposes and were the first to develop drilling techniques. Asphalt has been used for centuries to seal seams and leaks in boats and ships. Read more..
  • Cutting Fluids, Some Useful Information
    Cutting fluids which are used in machine workshops will ensure that the cutting tools will be protected and work properly. Cooling and lubrication are the two most important functions of a good quality cutting oil. See this article for more information on why cutting fluids are so important.
  • Some Interesting Facts About Caring For Your Skin Using Organic Products
    We all aspire to have healthy looking glowing skin but do you know how to get it and keep it? If you would like to know some of the secrets, keep reading. Healthy skin can be achieved without spending a fortune on skin care products or on surgical procedures and is more congruent to a healthy lifestyle and diet.
  • Choosing Rugs For Your Home
    Rugs come in numerous different shapes and sizes. However, consumers still appear to have difficulty in choosing the right type of rug for their homes. Finding the right shape and size of rug can really enhance a room both practically and aesthetically. A nice rug can immediately add warmth to the room. Read on for some help in choosing the right one.
  • Selecting The Best Wedding Dress
    A bride to be will spend a good deal of time looking for that perfect wedding gown as she wants to look her very best. Choosing a wedding dress can be daunting especially if you are unsure as to what style or colour will suit you best. You will probably have spent time looking through the bridal magazines and websites to get an idea of what is on offer.
  • A Potted History Of Tennis
    Tennis is a sport which is enjoyed by numerous people around the world and its increasing popularity has gained many enthusiasts. It is now being broadcast around the world and with this increased coverage has come sponsorship, which has made it into one of the richest sports in the world. There are millions of individuals who now play tennis both for recreation and in amateur tournaments. Read on for more info!
  • PAYE Records Management For Small Business Owners - Why It Makes Sense To Outsource It
    For many small to medium sized business owners or managers, payroll management has to be one of the less favoured tasks. It can be complicated and can leave you tearing your hair out at times, trying to sort out tax codes, National Insurance payments, pension contributions as well as other additions and deductions that must be included. This is why so many SMEs outsource their payroll to specialist companies.
  • What Causes Palpitations? Some Interesting Information And Things You Should Know
    If you have ever suffered from heart palpitations, then you will know how alarming and unsettling they can be particularly if they occur regularly. Palpitations can be indicative of a heart problem or it could be stress or any number of other things. However, if you are suffering from palpitations regularly it is really important that you have proper medical checks. So, what exactly are palpitations?
  • The Round Table - King Arthur and Conference Tables
    Many of you will have heard of the Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. There were reputed to have been twenty three knights plus King Arthur. The idea behind the round table was that there was no head of the table and everyone seated was to be equal. But is this the perfect shape for a conference table, read on and find out.
  • Land Surveys Why They Are Needed And What They Are All About
    Land is surveyed for several different reasons, one of which is for development land. Lots of people are familiar with this type of land survey and it is primarily used for property boundaries. These land surveys can be vital in resolving boundary disputes or when someone is purchasing land to build property on. However, there is more to residential land surveys than you might realise and it is not just about measuring the boundary.
  • The Internal Combustion Engine Today
    Most motor vehicles operate using an internal combustion engine which, if you did not already know, makes use of very small controlled explosions to generate the power required to operate the car. This process is entirely safe and it is in a very enclosed space, so please don't think that the next time you drive your car, it is going to blow up!
  • Office Furniture And The Importance Of Sitting Correctly
    For most people who work in an office their days are spent sitting in their office chair and this can lead to back damage. Even a very good chair will not stop all the stress that the spine has to suffer whilst seated for most of the day. If spinal problems and repetitive strain injury is to be avoided, it is so very important to be seated in a chair that can be adjusted to suit your body.
  • Organic Skin Care Is Best
    If you look back in history, you will find that all the ancient civilizations made use of natural products to care for their skin. Back then, everything was organic, there were no chemicals and plants were the main ingredient for much of their skincare products. These old systems form the basis for today's products and thoughts. See this article for more info.
  • Planning a Route For A New Railway - The Process
    Whenever a new railway project is being considered, a survey is very useful both for the construction and also to plan for ongoing servicing. Surveyors will spend time mapping out the best possible routes for the railway and will also consult with engineers on aspects such as gradient, terrain type and practicality of the possible route.
  • How Loudspeakers Work To Make The Sounds We Want To Hear.
    Speakers function by reproducing sound from electrical signals to audible sound and they vibrate air around the speaker when the electric current passes through. This is why when you stand or sit near very large speakers, you can feel vibrations coming from the speakers. There are numerous types of speakers and there are speakers for many types of audio system, so you should look for the particular type of speaker that will best suit your audio equipment
  • The History of the UK Ordnance Survey
    In the United Kingdom the national mapping agency is called Ordnance Survey. The original purpose of which was for the military. The OS can trace its roots back to the Jacobite Rebellion in 1745 and the aftermath when King George II hired engineer William Roy and artist Paul Sandby to produce a detailed military survey of the Highlands in 1745.
  • The History Of Vehicle Testing In The UK
    In the UK virtually all cars and light commercial vehicles over 3 years old are required by law to undergo an annual comprehensive examination known as the MOT to ensure that they are roadworthy. This testing has undergone amendments since its inception in 1960. During the 1940s and 50s motor vehicles were becoming more common on the roads and many of these vehicles were manufactured before 1940 and were not serviced very regularly or if at all.
  • Keeping Fleet Vehicles Clean Is Important
    First impressions count or so the saying goes and this is in fact one saying that is very true. Consider how many times you have seen something or someone for the very first time and either looked very favourably upon them or dismissed them completely due to appearance. This when a business or even a government department owns a fleet of vehicles, it is important that the right impression is created straight away.
  • Geographical Information Systems - What is GIS And How It Is Altering Our World?
    Geographic Information Systems or GIS is basically a software program that will collect, analyze, manage and display geographical information. There are of course, many different types of GIS program and they offer much the same thing to varying degrees depending upon the detail you want. There are many uses for GIS and it is now extensively used in many different professions to give precise information about a particular area.
  • The Importance Of Oils In Farming
    Agriculture is an industry where quality definitely matters. Responsible for growing the crops and raising many of the animals we eat, it is important that the agriculture industry maintains high standards at all times and utilises only the very best, most appropriate equipment.With this in mind the oil that is used in the machinery being used is a vital consideration. Read on for more information.
  • Why Thermal Insulation Should Concern All
    Energy efficiency is something that matters to all of us. Not only does being as energy efficient as possible help the planet, but it can also enable us to spend less on utilities such as gas and electricity. There are plenty of things that we can do to make ourselves more energy efficient, from investing in energy saving light bulbs to changing the cars we drive.
  • The Secret To A Perfect Conference Venue
    Whatever your reasons for holding a conference, it is important that you choose the right venue for the event. After all, no one is going to enjoy a conference where there aren't enough chairs, everyone is packed into a too-small space and the electronics keep breaking down while someone is trying to deliver their keynote speech.
  • Digital OS Mapping And Overlayed Data
    Finding the right business location can be difficult and much depends upon the type of business it is. For instance a business in the retail sector requires customers to come through the door and must choose a location that has excellent transport links, car park facilities and is centrally placed. People don't want to go off the beaten track to visit a shop and they will often want to visit other shops too, maps can really help in this choice.
  • The Different Variants of Conference Room Tables
    There are many different shapes and styles of conference room table and much depends upon the size and shape of your boardroom as to which design will be most suitable. There are many factors to consider including the budget available, the size required, how you want the overall room to look and how many will be seated.
  • How Do Hydraulic Systems Work Then?
    Hydraulic systems such as hydraulic jacks work by Pascal's Law which states that whenever pressure is increased at any point within confined fluid, there is an equal increase in pressure throughout the container. All that means is that where pressure is applied at one point, it is then transferred to another point through the non-compressible fluid.
  • Selling Your Car? Some Tips On Getting The Best Deal
    When the time comes to sell or replace your car, it is obvious that you want to get the best price possible for it, but how do you go about this? The first thing to do is have a ball park figure of what your car is worth. You can do this very easily by looking at one of the online car valuation sites which are free of charge to use and this will give you a base to go from.
  • Flood Maps Can Help You Pick The Right House
    In recent years most of us have seen the television pictures showing homes and businesses flooded because the local river has burst its banks. Our climate is changing and we are being subjected to extremes of weather which can lead to flooding, drought, ice storms and hurricane force winds. It is for this reason that it is important to understand the topography of the area in which you choose to live, something that flood maps can help with.
  • Choosing the Right 4x4 Vehicle
    Before you choose a 4 x 4 vehicle, you need to consider what you are actually going to use the vehicle for. If you are planning to go off-roading regularly then you will need a different set of requirements for your vehicle than if you are using the vehicle purely for conventional road use. Whatever your requirements are, take a little time to think about what you actually need as well as what you would like.
  • Getting Your Car Ready for Sale To Get The Best Price
    Many of us end up selling our cars when we don't want them anymore, but when there are so many other people out there doing the same thing, we need to do whatever we can to get the best price for our used cars. This means taking care over how we get them ready for sale, and doing our research to ensure we get a fair price for our vehicle.
  • Choosing The Right Power Tools
    Power tools - from saws to electric screwdrivers - can be very useful when you are undertaking a big project, making things much easier and faster than they would otherwise be. However, if you get the wrong power tool, you could end up making things much harder for yourself - and even making costly mistakes that cost a lot to put right. This means that choosing the right power tools is vital.
  • How To Choose The Right Car
    It is probably fair to say that most adults have, at some point in their lives, had to purchase a new car. That is to say, new to their household, not necessarily new in manufacture. One of the most important aspects of buying a new car is getting the right one for you and your family. Cars are expensive, whether straight off the production line, or second hand, so choosing the one to suit is paramount
  • More Convertibles Sold In The UK Than The Rest Of Europe Combined
    There is a most unlikely fact in the motor industry, one that is strange but true and that is that more convertible cars are sold in the UK than the rest of Europe combined. For those of us who live there, with all the rain and bad weather, this may seem a bit strange. Until, that is we start thinking of the holidays we've had in Europe when we have been complaining (you never can get the weather right for a Brit) about the sun…
  • The Importance of Oil Today And In The Past
    There is no mistaking that there is a lot going on in the motor oil world, just searching on Google shows that. Checking in April 2012 the stories on the web include Valvoline launching it's next generation oil I Canada, a press release confirming that G-OIL a 'green' oil will reduce carbon footprints by 67% and Champion Oil announcing that it will be supporting Earth Day in 2012 and that is just a few of many stories
  • A Great Series On Maps
    I have just come across a page on the BBC website that reminded me of a series they broadcast back in 2010. It was called the beauty of maps and came in four episodes. I am not sure if I saw all four, but certainly remember that it was enjoyable, if you want to know more have a look and see the details in that facinating series.
  • How Digital Maps Are Changing Our World
    Humans have been utilising maps for centuries, drawing what we know of the world and constantly striving to fill it in with more and more detail. Maps are one of the key tools we have when it comes to understand the world around us, locating valuable information, and generally finding our way around. Now, digital maps are really coming into their own, providing more detail than ever before.
  • Choosing the Right Supporting Packaging
    Whether you are sending an important item as a one-off delivery, or whether your business regularly needs to transport sensitive materials, it is important that you choose the right supporting packaging for the job. Without the right packaging, your goods could become damaged in transit and moving them could be much more difficult and more costly than it needs to be. This is clearly an area that matters, so it pays to get it right.
  • Selecting The Right 4 * 4 Car
    In recent years, 4x4 cars have become ever more popular as they have moved out of their traditional off-road terrain and into mainstream use, in fact many are used as MPV's these days. There are an increasing range of 4x4s on the market, so this can make the process of choosing the best 4x4 car a bit of a minefield for the inexperienced, there being many things to think about when choosing a 4x4. This article will no doubt help.
  • The Importance Of Choosing The Right Engine Oil For Your Car
    Giving the proper care and attention to your car will not just ensure that it will run efficiently, but will also ensure that it will operate safely. Changing your car's motor oil is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car running well. Motor oil is very important for the overall performance and function of your car.
  • The Best Way To Answer Your Business Phone
    We've all had a bad experience of calling a business, where we've hoped for some good customer service and instead been fobbed off or even ignored completely. This can reflect very badly on businesses, so how you answer your business phone really matters. This article takes you through the most important things to think about when answering a business phone.
  • Improve Profits With An Automatic Conveyor Belt
    Whether you run a warehouse or a factory, an automatic conveyor belt system may well be able to help you. Productivity is a key factor in any business, particularly if your company is dependent on achieving a high volume output with consistently high quality at all times. This is where a conveyor system comes in. See this short article for some interesting thoughts
  • Comfort In The Office Makes For Happy Employees
    When you're running a business, your mind is likely to be occupied with one thousand and one things. Where's your revenue coming from? How are you going to distinguish your company from that new competitor? What are you going to do about a negative customer report? In the middle of all this, you might not give a huge amount of thought to your office furniture - but you should.
  • Factors Need To Be Considered When Selling Your Car
    There are many reasons that causes a car owner to want to sell his car. It can be that he wants something new or even wants to get rid of the discomfort and hassles brought by the old car. In order to avoid pitfalls and get the best possible deal in selling your car, you have to take some important things into consideration. This short article gives you some pointers to consider.
  • The History Of Rubber
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