Last week two prisoners made a daring escape from a Greek prison by helicopter – their second airborne jailbreak. Convicted drug trafficker David McMillan, who spent two years plotting his escape from a Bangkok jail in 1996, told the BBC how much planning this kind of operation takes. “I had been planning [my escape] from the moment four policeman came into a travel agency and arrested me in Chinatown, in Bangkok. A local resident captured part of the Greek escape on videoAs soon as I actually got to the prison about a week later I started looking at bars and walls and electric fences and I began looking for the best place to be. I went to building six simply because it had the thinnest bars in the windows. . . There were not a lot of prison guards per prisoner. Probably one prison guard to 120 prisoners. So it was really run by the trustees, who had their own little uniforms with epaulettes and aviators’ wings and things like that. The entire essence of [the escape] was secrecy. No-one in there was capable of keeping a secret I would say. . . Planning is everythingThe first thing to do was to get what you could call a private cell. Most of the cells would be the size of a family garage and had 25 people in them, often sleeping like sardines packed into a tin, literally. And if they had chains on, which everybody did, there would be the rattling of the chains, lights would be left on all night. I paid for a light switch which was another little luxury. Continue reading How to plan a successful jailbreak
In the last few months, entrepreneurialism has taken off in a way that few could have predicted. It is one good thing that has come out of the recent financial crisis that much of the developed world has experienced. As the saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going, and certainly in the world of business and enterprise, the going has been very tough lately. However, the fact that times are hard tends to sort people out from those who give up and those who start thinking around the problem and finding solutions. Entrepreneurs are those who survive a recession and hard times by being resourceful, and by thinking in ways that often leave others standing. Are you such a person? Do you see problems as being challenges and opportunities, or obstacles and excuses?If you’re the former, then the chances are you have what it takes to get your feet wet in the world of business, but what does it really take to be an entrepreneur, and can anyone do it when it comes to the crunch?When the world of business starts to find itself squeezed on all sides, it takes a special someone to think of solutions that can address the problems. The skill required, whether as an individual or as part of a business is to try out new innovative ideas, or at least try old ideas out in new ways. Of course, there’s no hard and fast way of saying how this should be done.
International trade is a major source of economic revenue for any nation that is considers a world power. Without international trade, nations would be limited to the goods and services produced within their own borders. To be a successful exporter, you need to take advantage of an “edge. ” This “edge” could be something as simple as familiarity with the potential product or target country, knowledge of the industry, experience selling anything, proximity to the manufacturing company or a host of other advantages that will give you a leg up on the competition. Your edge means you have contacts in or knowledge about a particular field. Many people who get into exporting as intermediaries use contacts developed in their job while others shift to a completely different product or service when they finally begin exporting. However, the secret to success is to take advantage of every edge and contact you bring into international trade, and then build upon it. This is not the time to start fresh. Build on what (and who) you know. For the example, you want to be a success furniture exporter. First, you must know what furniture is than who is your costumer and how to choose the labor. Not enough you must know about the technology will use. How is the furniture process from raw material until finish and the qualified furniture? Alternatively, you have contact or collage that understands about that. Well, everybody lets star you business based on what you know not based on the huge profit that will you get.
Gardening is a most satisfying hobby and skill. And, as with most hobbies and skills, there is always something to learn and something to improve. Perhaps one of the most overlooked, yet one of the most beneficial things you can do for your backyard vegetable garden is to mulch. Is the extra labor of mulching necessary? What is “mulch” exactly? And, what are the overall advantages of adding mulch to your garden? Follow along in this article, for there is “mulch” to learn and glean!Basically, mulch is a layer of organic matter that is used as a soil cover to preserve soil moisture, control weeds, and improve soil fertility. You can create rich and fertile soil in your garden from unwanted plant materials, such as grass clippings, straw, leaves, etc. , mixed with aged manure. It is very important to used aged manure, as fresh manure may be too “hot” and literally “burn” your young plants. The benefits of mulching your garden are numerous. One advantage to mulching is that it helps conserve soil moisture by holding the moisture in and next to the plant. By providing your plants with a constant water supply, your plants will be more robust and healthy, thereby producing tastier and bigger fruit! Another obvious advantage of conserving water for your plants is if there is a drought or water shortage conditions. You will have a decided advantage for your garden! In dry or arid climates, a thick mulch will help prevent soil erosion in the event of a wind storm or a sudden rain downpour. In addition, mulching around your crops will help keep those pesky weeds at bay. And if a weed does pop through, it is easily removed due to the moist earth underneath. Also, a heavy mulch in garden aisles will keep those weeds down as well as provide a nice walkway and dry path after a spring or summer rain! Mulch also helps improve the soil because an organic, not plastic, mulch will decay and compost right back into the soil and add back those essential nutrients which are being used up in the growing process. Mulches also serve as wonderful and natural fertilizers, as well as cheap fertilizers since it is basically free to begin with! And, if you have seen the prices of fertilizer at the garden supply store lately, cheap is a very good price! Further, a nice, thick mulch helps maintain the correct and constant soil temperature needed by soil bacteria to do its stuff. . . that is, breaking down the plant and manure mulches in order for the proper nutrients to be released back into the soil. Another wonderful benefit to mulching is that mulch helps prevent fruit rot of such plants as squash and melons, by keeping the fruit from direct contact with the soil. As you can see, there are many benefits to mulching your vegetable garden. So, is the extra labor of mulching necessary? Well, if you want to start having the most successful and productive backyard garden ever, I don’t think there is “mulch” more to discuss! By the way, if you would like further tips on where to obtain organic mulch ingredients, or gather other garden tips, please visit the links listed below. A hearty “green” thumbs up to all and happy gardening!