New Cars, New Gadgets Presented at the 2007 NAIAS

Jul 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

The 2007 North American International Auto Show has become an event of glamour, fashion and technology. With all the celebrities and who’s who that attended the event you would have mistaken it for the Grammy’s. But of course the NAIAS is not about the beautiful celebrities but about the cars that will make their world debuts. The North American International Auto Show also reflects the technological breakthroughs that the car industry has achieved.

Various car gadgets and gizmos that increase safety and driving comfort were featured. Take for instance dashboard screens that can do it all, like control your radio, control your climate, control your navigational system, control your DVD playback, etc. –example of this is BMW X5′s iDrive System.

A good navigational system is a plus in any car and for this year the system was made even better—its voice activated and Acura just happen to be offering it. According to Jessica Fini, Spokeswoman of Acura, “As long as you don’t have all the windows down and the radio cranked up, it’s pretty good at hearing you.”

Not to be left out, Nick Cappa, DaimlerChrysler’s Manager for Advanced Technology has also expressed that their company will also be offering the same navigational technology. He said, “We’d love to do this in the next few years. There are Vehicle Infrastructure Integrationcq-recinto tests going on now.”

Entertainment particularly music has for years become a vital part of a pleasurable driving experience and for this year the automakers at the North American International Auto Show has taken the car music system to another level when they presented in-dash, hard drive based music systems that will only involve a USB drive or a rip CD. The benefit of this is that you no longer have to be carrying your CD collections which often end up making a mess in the car. The QX56 sports-utility vehicle and the G35 sedan are offering a music system that can store up to 3,000 songs.

Safety features have also been upgraded and this time it works with the driver rather than taking over. Although there have been previously presented braking systems that make use of sensors that put vehicles to a halt once it sense that an accident is about to happen. And for this year automaker’s has added more features on the braking system that can sense lights, sound, even physical nudges to let the driver know that something is obstructing the road up ahead. Some of the cars that preview such braking system includes: Infiniti which pre-pressurizes the brake system when it senses a vehicle that suddenly stops ahead, Acura’s Collision Mitigation Braking System which flashes a Brake light, dings at the driver, tugs at the seatbelt and then finally tightens up the seat belt and then brakes when a crash is about to happen.

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Ideas On A Nice Present And Making One

Jul 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Well since it’s only been 2 and half months and you guys are not saying I love you, then I don’t feel it’s necessary for you to buy them a very expensive gift. I also don’t think you should do anything too romantic. The reason for this is because they are more meaningful when both partners love each other and plus we have Valentines Day coming up, as well as your 6 month anniversary. So save some of your more romantic ideas for those times.

Yes, this is pretty vague so I can’t tell you anything specific unless you tell me what he/she really likes. I’m sure there’s more that he likes than the cinemas and sports. What you can do is think of something he/she is interested in, likes, or really cares about and give him/her something related to that. Also you have to understand it’s hard to buy them a gift that shows how much you care.

You might be better off doing something sweet like making them a picture frame and putting a picture of you two in it. If you would like you could writing something sweet on the frame. You could also buy a tiny Christmas tree and put little ornaments on it. On each ornament you can put pictures of things he/she likes, things that remind you both of memories you had together, little phrases, etc. And then say something like I couldn’t afford to give you everything you wanted, so here’s a tree that includes it all. Something likes that.

You could also give him/her a really nice gift you know he/she would like. Such as a watch or something. A gift that most people wouldn’t turn down. And then put it in a little box, that’s inside of a huge box. Duct tape the whole thing and make it very hard to open. Then wrap it up and make it look all pretty. And you could put a note next to your present saying something like “This present is hard to get into, just like my heart, but somehow you did it”.

It’s a fun gift and its fun to open the gift together. So you might have better luck making him/her a gift that shows how much you care, cause a gift that’s bought is usually hard to represent that.

You can always go out to dinner or stay home and make them a romantic dinner. You guys can rent movies and spend a nice time together. You could also try going to an amusement park or doing something you both enjoy. It all depends on how you look at what the two of you can do for fun.

You said that they like to watch football then take them to see a football game or you can order one from the TV. Then you could make a nice lunch or dinner for the two of you at the house. So it doesn’t necessarily have to be a gift. That might be the best way to go, if it’s really that difficult to find him/she a gift they will like. You could also give them a gift card or something and he/she could do whatever he/she likes with that.

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Is Sitting Through a Time Share Presentation Worth a Bahamas Vacation?

Jul 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

About three years ago, I received a vacation offer in the mail. The offer said that if I agreed to sit through a 90 minute timeshare presentation, then I would get a free Bahamas vacation with several days in Florida. A free vacation sounded very appealing to me at that time because I was desperate for a getaway. I decide to accept the offer so I purchased my airfare and began to look forward to my Bahamas vacation. I thought that I could easily sit through 90 minutes of the presentation, say no, and be done with it.

I was really looking forward to the promised luxury hotel, free transportation and tickets to some happenings. My husband had some doubts about the offer but he was still as excited as I was. He told me that this might turn out to be something other than I was expecting, even though he was also looking forward to his time in the sun.

On the other hand, I was busy dreaming about the enjoyment, fun and relaxation of the amazing Bahamas vacation offer. We were to take a day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas and then would be greeted when we arrive. I have been told to expect a cruise that was incredibly nice on the offer. However, I felt like I was on a tour boat with lots of others crowded into a small area. I was not very impressed with the initial part of my vacation.

Unfortunately, my husband’s suspicions seemed to be coming true because we spent the day with horrible entertainment, expensive food and fighting for a spot in the sun. My Bahamas vacation wasn’t starting off too wonderfully. However, I played it off because I didn’t want my husband to know that I was starting to have doubts.

We finally arrived at the port in the Bahamas after a less than pleasant journey. We were driven to our designated hotel and I couldn’t wait to see what the hotel was like. However, my Bahamas vacation was still not going well because the hotel was far from luxury. It was nice, but not something I would have paid to stay at so I was very disappointed.

However, I was determined to make the most of my vacation and enjoy it. We spent lots of time in the sun and did the normal touristy things. I convinced my husband to go with me on the dolphin excursion. It was a wonderful experience and we actually got to swim with the dolphins. That was the best part of my Bahamas vacation.

We showed up for our 90 minute meeting on the day of the timeshare meeting. It was a bit annoying because the speeches were very long, pushy and lasted for almost 3 hours. It almost seemed as if they wouldn’t let us leave until someone took the bait. My husband decided that he had enough after 3 agonizing hours, so he stood up and said that we were leaving. My Bahamas vacation was not exactly what I’d been hoping for.

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The Book of Bhrigu – See Your Past Present & Future

Jul 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

The book of Bhrigu, or the Bhrigu Samhita is a real book, written several thousands of years ago, during an age the Hindus call the Vedic Period.

This is when the Vedas, of their Holy Books were being written. Maharshi Bhrigu (Maharshi meaning Great Rishi, or Saint) compiled the horoscopes of all the people who would consult the book, for all time. Hard to believe? Read on.

Maharshi Bhrigu is believed to be the first person to record horoscopes that predicted a person’s future.

However, as Hinduism and most Eastern thought embraces the principle of reincarnation, the Saint’s astrology covered a person’s past, present and future existences. It is said the Maharshi recorded some 500,000 horoscopes, and life histories with the help of Sri Lord Ganesha. The 500,000 horoscopes resulted in about 45,000,000 permutations, and this is what is in the book today.

The Claims of the Book of Bhrigu

o The horoscope of anyone destined to find the real Book of Bhrigu is already within it.

o There is only real original copy, and its actual location is held secret. There are several copies that have been made throughout history, but many are frauds and many just totally inaccurate.

The Book of Bhirgu has always been the property of the Bhramin caste, and as India was invaded, conquered, and dominated by various races, the Book went underground to keep it intact for future generations.

Also during the various invasions the Bhramin castes were disbursed throughout India and the sub-continent, and copies of the Book of Bhrigu went with them.

Always one special priest was trained in the Maharshi Bhrigu’s sciences, and learned how to (a) locate someone who had come to consult the book, and (b) how to interpret the readings. This required a life-long study, so always new priests are being prepared to carrying on after a resident priest dies or retires.

The Real Book of Bhrigu and Frauds

Sadly, India is not only home and repository of a great amount of the world’s wisdom, it is also the home of some of the most immoral people to as in all countries.

These unscrupulous people have made unreal copies of what appears to be a real Book of Bhrigu, but are only fakes. Usually peddled to foreigners, and diaspora Indians (who cannot read and write Sanskrit) great sums of money are often extorted in schemes to reveal but fantasies from the swindler’s mind.

A real book of Bhrigu will be held in a shrine, entrusted to a high Bhramin family, whose head is the resident priest…or else in an ashram. No real money will be asked from you to do a reading, although you may make a small contribution to the Priest’s family.

Your name (a Sanskrit transliteration) will be in the book. So if you are lucky enough to locate a real book of Bhrigu, you should take along a trusted person who can read and write Sanskrit (to validate the priest’s claims).

A fraud will ask you to return, ask for money in increasing amounts, and suggest solutions to your life that are too easy to believe (pay for your sins). Before you go, make sure that you have enough information that the place and person you visit are real.

As a guide, you should know that the original Book of Bhrigu will contain the horoscope of any individual you has been destined to consult it, and it will predict the past, present and future, revealing also clearly the consulting day, time and date of the individual along with the remedial measures needed to correct his or her life.

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Your Speech or Your Life: Perils of International Presenting

Jul 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

I was contacted by one of my book readers from the most populous city in Nigeria, which in turn, is the largest country in Africa.

He asked if there was a way that I could bring my seminars to his country.

Let me digress for a moment, to share my philosophy with you with regard to international speaking and presenting opportunities. I can sum it up in one phrase:

“Just say YES!”

In other words, I try to do them, whenever possible, providing I travel well and there is a reasonable profit in it for me.


It’s exciting, for one thing, and of course, it’s culturally broadening.

So when the Nigerian lead came along, initially, I was optimistic.

But then, I put on my research hat. The first stop was at the CIA’s web site to read a profile of Nigeria, as a country. Next, I searched the U.S. State Department’s site for traveler warnings.

What I read there blew me away. Not only are there rampant kidnappings of executives and others, but marauding POLICE and MILITARY officers, in full uniform, also freelance in human trafficking.

In a word, your security as a speaker, seminar leader, presenter, or even tourist, is non-existent.

You’re taking a big risk by accepting this kind of assignment.

Do yourself a favor if you’re considering international business. Consult the available resources before even entering preliminary negotiations, because the ultimate bargain you might be striking is: “Your speech or your life!”

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The Law of Attraction – Be Present

Jun 14 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Have you ever met someone who knew you but you couldn’t remember them? Some things are done automatically, like getting water from a faucet. The trouble with that is our brain is like a computer, it files things away that it doesn’t think we need. Often times we try to retrieve that information to no avail, it’s there just not attainable.

When moments like this occur if you take the time to stop and pay attention to what is going on you can gain some control as to how that information is handled; this is why I say you need to be present.

How can you evoke positive decisions to create positive outcomes if you are always on automatic? Being present will enable you to understand you are at a fork in the road and choices exist (big or small), and it puts you in the driver seat.

Every moment of your life is created by making subconscious and conscious decisions. Your thoughts guide you through the day. Most of the time before you say something that you regret the thoughts have been there lingering waiting to be verbalized.

The law of Attraction is so powerful that when think something negative is going to happen it will. Negative thoughts feelings, and emotions, provoke negative outcomes. Have you ever said things like; “I’ll play the lottery, but I’m not going to win”, I bet you didn’t win because you got exactly what you asked for. If you are present when a negative thought take place, stop it, and make a decision to change that “stinking thinking” and believe in your choice to win.

Being present will enable you to feel more alive. When you’re present you will be awake for the good and the bad things that occur as they unfold and allow you to have a firm grasp on positive outcomes and positive emotions. Being present can in some ways stop or prevent addictions from happening.

Addictions are preoccupations with a substance or behavior. Breaking an addiction is not easy; prevention is always the responsible choice. Be present, so you can choose. If addiction is a problem, whether it is food or drugs, make a conscious decision to STOP and become aware of the choice, and make a decision to choose a positive outcome.

Remember, the law of attraction is always working. Being present will open you up to new levels of awareness and enable you to have self control. Continue your daily affirmations, and remember to include “I will be present for every decision I make”.

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Quotes Can Make Your Presentation Effective and Memorable

Jun 13 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Giving an effective business presentation is very important when it comes to getting your point across to an audience and gaining interest in your idea or the company itself. Presentations are the key to selling an idea, obtaining investors, or landing new customers. The biggest part of your presentation should be having pertinent and correct information for your audience. This allows them to be well informed and consider whatever you are discussing in a positive light. Any situation can be considered a presentation when it comes to business. You can even view every day business encounters as a presentation because in business you are always trying to make an impression to ensure success.

How you discuss the topic can determine whether the presentation makes an impression. The main point should be stated up front and discussed in a way that entices your audience to find out more information after your presentation has been given. Once the presentation is done, you should once again state your main point so it is fresh in their mind. You should also speak clearly and with confidence. Do not turn your back to the audience or get in the way if slides that are being used. Some research on your audience might be necessary so you know their technical background and how detailed your information should be.

A presentation consists of you, your audience, the message, and the tools you use to convey that message. The purpose of any business presentation is to convey information in order to explain, educate, or convince your audience. You must be familiar with the subject you are speaking about and know what your limits are as a presenter. Visual tools can help reinforce what you are speaking about and be informative and entertaining for the audience. Make sure they are not distracting and fit with the points you are trying to make.

When giving a presentation at a conference, product exhibition, or workshop, you are often not the only person trying to gain interest in your company or product. In order to stand out and make an impression, you need a way to catch your audience’s attention and keep their interest. Many good presentations use motivational business quotes as a way inspire their audience and increase the energy level in the room. When a quote is used correctly, it can enforce your idea or point and actually help it be understood better.

A great way to find a variety of quotes that can fit any presentation is by using a business quote book. This can be a great tool and resource for you when you are putting your presentation together. Quotes can be used as an opener, in closing, or to enforce a particular point during the presentation. Make sure it fits what you are discussing, because if it does not you will lose your audience and they will not understand the information you are trying to convey. Be very selective and make sure to describe how it fits into your topic. Following these simple tips will help you give a promising presentation and get the results you desire from your audience.

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Presentation is Everything – Part III (Promotional Materials)

Jun 12 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Your promotional and marketing materials are your greatest ally. They are your representative when you are not present and your cheat notes when you can’t seem to find the right words to say. Make a conscious effort to create promotional materials that you can be proud of. Many small business owners create business cards, flyers and brochures out of necessity. It is true that these items will help solidify the promotional efforts, but they must not be put together in haste. When promotional materials are created without proper forethought you end up with business cards with old phone numbers and email addresses crossed out in ink. Or, old prices on a rate card scratched out.

Promotional materials can be costly and it is understandable to want to salvage what you can if you’ve undergone changes to you company. However there are certain times when it is best to throw them out and start over.

How do I know if it is time to bite the bullet and throw away my old promo material?

1. If any of your contact information is out of date, create new promo materials. No matter how nice you previous material was, the moment you cross it out in ink you’ve tarnished your material.

2. If your prices have increased, get rid of any items that display inaccurate pricing. Whether it is a brochure, flyer or rate sheet, never write a higher price over a lower one. Never!

3. If a policy or condition of your service has changed and you can no longer fulfill service obligations under those terms, get rid of those promotional materials. The moment you give someone something in writing that outlines what you will and will not do, you will be held to it. It is your obligation as a business owner to honor what is says on your promotional materials (pending there is no expiration date).

How do I avoid costly mistakes with promotional material?

1. Keep your contact information consistent. Avoid changing your website address, email address or phone number. Establish all of that information with care and do it right the first time. If you must change any of this information, make arrangements to have inquiries sent to an old address or phone number forwarded to your new address of phone number. When it is time to reprint materials, update the information then.

2. If you are still establishing your business, avoid placing rates or pricing on promotional material. Inevitably, you will need to make some adjustments in your pricing. It is perfectly acceptable for you to place a notation under your services that reads “call for current rates”.

3. Ensure that you place an expiration date on all promotions and sales. Don’t open yourself up to liability or risk losing money because of a previous statement you have made on your promotional material that is no longer valid.

Making a conscious effort to carefully put together your promotional materials will save you time, money and help you to maintain a positive professional image for your company and yourself.

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Women’s Wedding Gifts – Different Gifts That You Can Present Easily!

Jun 11 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Women are quite hard to figure out, unlike men, but you can easily win their hearts by presenting them high quality gifts. Well, there are many aspects in which you can buy gifts for women, but in this article I am going to share some useful technique on buying exclusive women’s wedding gifts. Most of the people think that it is somehow very difficult to buy wedding gifts but you can buy them very easily if you follow the instructions I have mentioned below.

Mostly, people think that the bride will prefer expensive and splendid gifts but the scenario is quite opposite to it. All you have to do is to find a suitable gift that is simple but unique. Though, women are tough but they are very soft and loving from inside so you can win their heart by presenting a simple gift.

If you want to make the wedding ceremony of bride more exclusive then try to buy simple and unique women’s wedding gifts. These gifts are easily available from different gift shops and you can easily buy them without spending a lot of money. All you have to do is to find a reliable local or online women’s wedding gift shop. Try to check the credibility of the dealer by reading its testimonials if you are going to buy women’s wedding gifts through online stores.

If you have enough money then try to present daily usage gifts like dinner sets, coffee makers or alluring tea sets. I am sure that by acting on these simple techniques you can easily buy a suitable gift for the bride.

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Past Perfect and Present Perfect Tenses

Jun 10 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

A common bugbear among students is how the various tenses of English interact with each other. Unlike many Asian languages where tenses are absent, English does require tenses to be “in concord” (to agree) or else be considered poor writing at best (and a possible situation of misunderstanding in the making).

The perfect tense itself is used differently when paired with a simple present “have” (making it the present perfect tense) and when paired with a past tense “had” (making it the past perfect tense).

Both tenses are commonly used with the past tense in a complex sentence, and most errors come about also because of this same interaction with the past tense. I have given some sample sentences and some notes to guide my students how these should be used.

Present Perfect Tense

1. Describing an experience, accomplishment or multiple actions in an unspecified time.

I have been to China.
I was in China last year. (specified time, so use the past tense)
China has recently launched an aircraft carrier.
China launched an aircraft carrier last year. (specified time, so use the past tense)
The students have taken four papers so far.
The students took four papers last week. (specified time, so use the past tense)

2. Describing a change over time.

China has not changed much since the last I left.

3. Describing an uncompleted action expected to complete.

The students have not completed their English paper yet.

4. Describing an event continuous from a time in the past till now.

Mr Chan has loved tea ever since 2004, when he moved to China.

Past Perfect Tense

1. Describing a completed event that happened even before another in the past.

I had read “The Hobbit” before I watched the movie last month.

2. Describing a duration before some point in the past.

By the time I left China last year, I had already been there for eight years.

3. The transformation of a direct speech to an indirect speech requires the use of the past perfect tense in transforming a quoted past tense. This type of synthesis/transformation question occurs often in Singapore school examinations.

Hamid replied, “James played too!”
Hamid replied that James had played too.
With this article, my students should be able to get an understanding how the various interactions between the past tense, the present perfect and the past perfect, as well as their uses in the language.

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