Ralph Lauren Big And Tall [Buy]13/05/2013 08:34:40
ralph lauren big and tall To get ready for season, Island Trends has already increased inventory and seasonal workers are on the schedule. Customers at its Naples store on Fifth Avenue South will see the addition of a Robert Graham concept shop within the store. Like FitFlops and Ugg, the clothing designer has cultivated a loyal following of buyers.. Modern men do not make any compromises when it comes to style. Even the colour of the brogue shoes that they wear must coordinate with their clothes. Most men do ensure to have shoes in black and brown in their closet. Candidly, it will take you awhile to make the drive, but the views on this drive are very special on the route. coming from Gatlinburg or pigeon forge, go west on Wears Valley Road or Laurel Creek to get to Towsend, take 321 North out of townsend toward Maryville. This parallels the Little River and just prior to getting to Walland you will see signs for The "Foothills Parkway". The wick consists of a fuzzy material that coats the upper bulb and beak of the bird. The liquid inside must be suitably dense and viscous (thick/sticky), and have a low latent heat of evaporation (evaporate easily) - together these properties are known as Lv. The Lv of some liquids are shown below (units are kJ/kg - kilojoules per kilogram):. Northover pointed out to me that he had noticed some of the stuffed animals in the salon had very plain facial expressions. Others, he observed, particularly the wildcats, had much more strained, contorted looks. Dressed in black, his tone was almost like Harold discussing his morbidity with Maude.. Which means, always do your research concerning what's in and what is out in fashion. Be sharp, it will be a great help. You can read fashion magazines and also you can search through the web. Check out the bargains from Preston and York for equally dashing gloves that wouldn't burn a hole in your pocket. The Ruched-Cuff Leather Gloves look just as elegant as any other leather gloves around, only this pair sells for much less. These gloves, with pleats on its cuffs, are ideal for any dull winter days. Jacob Waislitz arrived in Australia in 1938. He was already a well-known actor with the Vilna troupe, having toured Poland, Lithuania and Western Europe with the famous Dybbuk by Shin Anski, and other productions. After arriving in Melbourne he recited at an evening to mark the first yohrtzeit (anniversary of the death) of David Herman, the director of the Vilna troupe.

Florida Atlantic Beaches [Shop]13/05/2013 08:29:48
Florida Atlantic Beaches Through the exclusive shops of Bal Harbor, well known as the favorite shopping district of the hoi polloi, and the condos of Surfside, public beaches are hard to find on A1A. But then, just when you might begin to despair, a mirage appears before you. Can it be? Eight blocks of undeveloped beach, shady sea grape trees, luxurious greenery, fitness trails, and more? North Shore Open Space Park is definitely one of the hidden jewels of the Miami beach scene. A dozen blocks south is 65th Street Park, a very small and pretty public beach. The next stop marks the night-and-day difference between the quiet old Jewish neighborhoods of North Miami Beach and the new Miami. South Beach-two seemingly generic words strung together-immediately defines a location and scene to people all across the world. Redeveloped by entrepreneurs who saw the potential of restoring colorful art deco hotels into world-class fashion joints, South Beach transformed within five years from a forgotten, dilapidated area to one of the world's number one hot spots. When the young go out to party in Miami, it's either to Coconut Grove or South Beach. Bikini models strut the beaches surrounded by photo crews, glitterati like Madonna own dance clubs that try to re-create Studio 54's selectivity, gay men flex their oiled muscles . . . South Beach is not the place for the shy and retiring type. Though you take your life into your hands by jockeying for position on I-95 in Miami, the drive through downtown to the Rickenbacker Causeway pays off when you leave the madness behind and reach Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. Aside from popular attractions like the Miami Seaquarium-the original home of Flipper-the two keys contain some of Miami's most gorgeous and spacious beaches with Virginia Key, Crandon Park, and Bill Baggs State Park. Routing back to the mainland again, the hectic traffic of US 1 is best avoided in favor of Old Cutler Road along Biscayne Bay. You wind through the festive community of Coconut Grove and a lot of beautiful and expensive old homes before getting down to the lush greenery of Matheson Hammock County Park. Here you can shake off the sand, shower, put on some fresh clothing, and enjoy fine dining only 100 feet away. The rest of mainland Florida heading south toward the Florida Keys consists of the mangrove shallows of Biscayne Bay, with beaches in Biscayne National Park accessible only by boat. Ragged Keys, Sands Key, and Elliott Key are beautiful places to snorkel and kayak, and camping is available. This eTrail includes detailed descriptions of these beaches: North Shore Open Space Park, 65th Street Beach, South Beach, Virginia Key Beach, Crandon Park Beach, Cape Florida/Bill Baggs State Park, Matheson Hammock Beach Park, and Biscayne National Park. Through the exclusive shops of Bal Harbor, well known as the favorite shopping district of the hoi polloi, and the condos of Surfside, public beaches are hard to find on A1A. But then, just when you might begin to despair, a mirage appears before you. Can it be? Eight blocks of undeveloped beach, shady sea grape trees, luxurious greenery, fitness trails, and more? North Shore Open Space Park is definitely one of the hidden jewels of the Miami beach scene. A dozen blocks south is 65th Street Park, a very small and pretty public beach. The next stop marks the night-and-day difference between the quiet old Jewish neighborhoods of North Miami Beach and the new Miami. South Beach-two seemingly generic words strung together-immediately defines a location and scene to people all across the world. Redeveloped by entrepreneurs who saw the potential of restoring colorful art deco hotels into world-class fashion joints, South Beach transformed within five years from a forgotten, dilapidated area to one of the world's number one hot spots. When the young go out to party in Miami, it's either to Coconut Grove or South Beach. Bikini models strut the beaches surrounded by photo crews, glitterati like Madonna own dance clubs that try to re-create Studio 54's selectivity, gay men flex their oiled muscles . . . South Beach is not the place for the shy and retiring type. Though you take your life into your hands by jockeying for position on I-95 in Miami, the drive through downtown to the Rickenbacker Causeway pays off when you leave the madness behind and reach Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. Aside from popular attractions like the Miami Seaquarium-the original home of Flipper-the two keys contain some of Miami's most gorgeous and spacious beaches with Virginia Key, Crandon Park, and Bill Baggs State Park. Routing back to the mainland again, the hectic traffic of US 1 is best avoided in favor of Old Cutler Road along Biscayne Bay. You wind through the festive community of Coconut Grove and a lot of beautiful and expensive old homes before getting down to the lush greenery of Matheson Hammock County Park. Here you can shake off the sand, shower, put on some fresh clothing, and enjoy fine dining only 100 feet away. The rest of mainland Florida heading south toward the Florida Keys consists of the mangrove shallows of Biscayne Bay, with beaches in Biscayne National Park accessible only by boat. Ragged Keys, Sands Key, and Elliott Key are beautiful places to snorkel and kayak, and camping is available. This eTrail includes detailed descriptions of these beaches: North Shore Open Space Park, 65th Street Beach, South Beach, Virginia Key Beach, Crandon Park Beach, Cape Florida/Bill Baggs State Park, Matheson Hammock Beach Park, and Biscayne National Park.

The Importance of Customer Service [Beautiful]17/04/2013 15:25:14
The Importance of Customer Service Most anyone will agree that customer service is one of the most important parts of your company's overall strategy to conducting business. Without customers you really don't have a business. If this is the case, why is it mostly everyone as consumers can easily mention examples of poor customer service in their daily lives? Every company either has or thinks it has good customer service. However, if certain steps are not taken to ensure this, the reality of their situation is often far worse than their current perceptions. In any successful business or organization, the commitment to customer service always begins at the top, the company's leaders must buy into the fact that they not only need to meet their customer's expectations, they must strive to exceed them. They must develop a company culture that understands, embraces and executes this concept. In today's world, business competition is tougher than ever. If you can't provide goods or services when somebody wants or needs them, there are often four or five other companies immediately ready to fill this void. You only get one chance to make a good first impression. If the company's leaders do not accept this fact, or are not willing to provide the necessary resources to meet their customer's needs, they will soon find themselves scrambling for business. Proper training is one way to develop a company culture that embraces excellent customer service. Every employee must understand implicitly what is expected of them when interacting with customers. Is there an established, uniform way to answer the phone? Are there set procedures in place for instances when a customer has a question or problem? Is there an established chain of command to make sure that issues are handled in a timely fashion? And most importantly is everyone trained to carry out these company procedures? How you handle the problem is far more important than the problem itself. A customer must always be made to feel as though their best interests are being given serious consideration, even when you can't give in to their demands. It is far better to say 'no' with a smile, than 'yes' with an attitude. Customer feedback is an excellent way to track and measure your level of service. You should not only benchmark your company against your competition, but also against the goals you set for yourself. Once again, you must remember you are trying to not only meet, but exceed your customer's expectations. Written surveys are one way to gage customer satisfaction. This can be useful to obtain feedback on a wide variety of company functions. Always allow for written comments, as these usually will help shed light on problem areas. Management's interaction with customers is an excellent way to not only measure overall efforts, but to also show the level of commitment the company has towards their needs. A manager who does not spend anytime with customers is likely to be detached and unaware of what their employees do and what their customers want. You always feel better if you have the chance to talk to someone who actually sets policy, not just someone paid to carry it out. In today's world of bigger, faster, better you need to be the company that gets it right the first time, and if you don't, you must quickly rectify your mistakes. If you consistently make this part of how you conduct business, your customer's loyalty will continue to grow. The surest way to continued success and future growth is to not only meet your customers expectations, but to exceed them at every possible turn. Good customer service is the foundation of any business. It provides a platform for continued growth and helps to build your businesses reputation. You can offer promotions and slash prices to bring in as many new customers as you want, but unless you can get some of those customers to come back, your business won't be profitable for long. Good customer service is also about sending them away happy - happy enough to pass positive feedback about your business along to others, who may then try the product or service you offer for themselves, in their turn becoming repeat customers. Metrofax is a leader in internet fax solutions for any sized business. Less expensive and more reliable than traditional fax services - you'll enjoy the convenience and well as the cost. Visit us today for more information on our small business and corporate fax solutions

Striving to be Ghana's Premier Fashion School [Beautiful]17/04/2013 15:19:36
Striving to be Ghana's Premier Fashion School This is the seventh blog in my series, The Pulse of Africa talking with Global Africans working in Africa and across the Diaspora. It takes an inside view on Africa's progress, issues on arts and culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. See the series here. I began this blog on the day Ghanaian president John Atta Mills died. I was shocked by his sudden passing but concerned for the future of the country until I heard that the vice-president as taking over peacefully. Ghana was in my spirit that day, so late night, I wrote the first few paragraphs of this blog and sent off a series of emails to Joyce Ababio, founder of the Vogue Style School of Fashion and Design. I had heard about Vogue Style from my South African friend, Nii Botchway, who was in Accra two summers ago and got into an interesting bind. Even Africans have issues when there are in another African country. I received an email from my Chicago friend about him and reached out to introduce him to another Ghanaian I knew of - Joe Osae-Addo, an architect who another friend calls "the Mayor of Accra". Joe is indeed that. He immediately stepped in, talked with Nii and promptly introduced him to Joyce Ababio who got him working to develop her Graphic Design program. Ironically, it was why Nii was in Accra in the first place (he was there for another school) after leaving his life in South Africa. This connecting and reaching out is the Global African way. This is the Africa I know, we collaborate and work together. By the end of the summer, Nii was done and decided to return to South Africa but called me via Skype to have an extensive 2 hour conversation about the school and what additional help Joyce needed. I was intrigued. After spending six years at Parsons New School of Design (formerly called Parsons School of Design), I knew what it would take to develop a solid design program and curriculum. I arrived to Parsons to help execute an entirely new curriculum in Product Design and helped change its program direction. It took extensive work and was challenging; but as I attended an exhibition last week of one of my students - I stood amid about 10 of them in awe. And I boldly say: I am proud. The results are phenomenal; we (alongside Tony Whitfield, the chair) helped develop fascinating designers, creative design entrepreneurs, risk takers and really good people. For Joyce, I could see her challenge: the stoic and bold idea to create another Parsons, RISD, or Art Center in the middle of Accra, Ghana. Could she do it? Wholeheartedly, I knew, without a doubt, she could, given time and resources. That was my instinct before I meet her in New York last year. Why? She is a risk taker, bold and daring. She is the kind of Global African I keep talking about. And if you really got a chance to walk in her shoes - you would understand. Ababio was educated in the US and returned to Accra to focus on fashion design with particular attention to Kente cloth. She is best known for winning Best Formal Evening Wear Award at Miss World 1995, Sun City, and is considered the designer of choice when it comes to designing kente, bridal and evening wear. She is clear about one thing: Ghana needs a good design school to not only teach production skills but to teach fashion design. Her idea came from her experience of seeing poor quality work from some of the "renowned" Ghanaian designers. It was unacceptable to her. Our meeting in New York last summer was short and limited - but like most of my "crash-course" meetings or phone calls, it was timely and full. Joyce was clear on her mission - she came to recruit me and work on global design relationships. I was clear on what I needed to know: information gathering and to see if we could work together to achieve her mission on creating one of the best design schools in West Africa. I listened and was hooked. The week before meeting with Joyce, and as luck would have it, I had been posting the work of one of her students Aisha Obuobi whose line Christie Brown is one of the most innovative of the new African Designers. Obuobi studied at Vogue Style, see her testimonial here, is one of the breakthrough Ghanaian designers and with just two years in the fashion industry, she won the Emerging Designer of the Year Award in 2009 at the inaugural Arise Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is indicative of what Vogue has to offer in its teaching. Time in New York went by terribly fast for us but I was clear that I would work with Joyce down the line. We attempted this Spring to put together a short intensive program for established designers in Accra but put it off as it was time to refocus on getting the school accredited. And, happily, the school got its accreditation and will start running next August as a 2 year program offering options in Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Accessory Design, Jewelry Design and Interior Dean. In the meantime, I am assisting in structuring and adding finesse to the curriculum. Watch the video on Vogue here. Vogue Style School of Fashion and Design is being marketed to reach the whole West African market, and also seeks to attract students in the US and Europe. For a student interested in African Design, this is the place to come to. There are no schools like Vogue in West Africa and there is a demand for quality design training, and when it comes to innovation, a close competitor is Yaba College of Art in Lagos, Nigeria which produces very innovative artists and is starting to do the same in fashion but is marketed only to Nigerians. What makes Vogue special. Joyce Ababio does. Her relentless energy to achieve her goal and continuously seeking to increase standards and quality for Ghanaian designers is key. The Vogue Style School of Fashion and Design is dedicated to providing competent, professional instruction in fashion and design in friendly, pleasant surroundings while catering for the varying needs of different target market groups.


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