Appreciate Fortnite Without Spending Money

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Fortnite is a piece of the prevalent gaming arrangement called Call of obligation. This is the most recent portion to the amusement which is accepted to discharge. This amusement will be accessible on Xbox and Playstation and additionally a PC diversion for individuals who appreciate playing it on PCs or PCs. While it’s hard to discover hacks for the reassure adaptations of the diversion, on the off chance that you are an obligation at hand darling and you’re searching for the interminable fighting cheats keeping in mind the end goal to set yourself up before the amusement hits showcases, this online Fortnite cheats ps4 is outstanding amongst other hacks you can discover.

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Build Up Faster With This

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On the off chance that you have dependably been flabbergasted by the manner in which a few people can develop their muscles and you need to have extensive arms and a flawless six pack then you should need to think about investing the greater part of your energy at the rec center. In any case, that is not by any stretch of the imagination conceivable except if you’re taking up lifting weights as a calling.

On the off chance that you need to beef up and look solid without investing such a great amount of energy at the exercise center then you should need to think about utilizing crazy bulk. While this is a steroid, there are different reasons why it is the best. In case you’re not sure about utilizing a steroid then you can read the crazy bulk review to perceive what individuals who utilize it need to say in regards to it. Not at all like most steroids accessible in the market, crazy bulk is a protected and successful steroid that makes it extremely simple for you to utilize and this advantages your body in various ways.

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Read the Terms and Conditions

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I work for a company that offers a variety of products and services online. Most of these products include a fee give away the incentive to invite customers to try out said product and service, often something that involves a later sale or monthly membership. Seems a fairly easy concept to grasp, one would think. Apparently, it isn’t.

I will forgo including any references to our specific products because my point here isn’t to raise debate on our products, how they are presented, or to even market the products for that matter. My point here is that though plenty of people “get” it and either choose to continue with the product or not that we provided an incentive for them to try, there is a sub-section that just doesn’t get it. These are the people we hear from.

Read the Terms and Conditions When I say we, I am again being general. The people that take the brunt of all this is our customer service department. This is a tough job emotionally because the only ones you typically hear from are the complainers who either a) flat out didn’t get the fact that they signed up for something more than just the freebie, b) didn’t read the terms and conditions, or c) are lying and basically making up anything to try and get their money back.

I should clarify here, we don’t try to hide the fact that our incentive is just that, and it is tied to a product we would like you to try out. There are plenty of sites that trick you with their offer or otherwise do things consumer protection outfits are there to get after. We hope you will enjoy our product or service, we just know it takes marketing gimmicks often to get customers in the door. Still, for all those sites that do have lengthy T&Cs to hide the meat of what they are doing, you as the consumer need to take the time to read what you are agreeing to. If you agree to it, you are responsible for it. Make educated decisions online, and generally speaking, you will be ok.

Read the Terms and Conditions

I have taken and listened in to a myriad of customer service calls, not only where I work now but all over, and continue to be amazed by the audacity of some, and the stupidity of so many others. Yes, I know actual fraud exists out there, but just because you didn’t read the terms to the freebie doesn’t mean we owe you back all the money you spent with interest and a little extra to make you feel better. The one that gets me is how many start right into the fraud angle. Why is this charge on my card, you must be a fraudulent company that STOLE my credit card because I did not authorize this charge? I can’t tell you how many times we hear that on a daily basis. Our customer service reps try, most often in vain, to talk some logic into them, pointing out our extensive records of when they made the purchase, the incentive they received and what they agreed to purchase after a trial period.

Then there are the obvious fraudsters on the customer end of things. These are the people that figure they have the system dialed in. They order freebies and later demand their money back, which after receiving a refund they go back to their credit card company and also reverse charges on, hoping to double their money and keep the freebie. We spend many, many resources tracking and defeating these situations, which ads to our overall overhead in offering our products. These are the ones that make businesses have to write more extensive T&Cs to protect themselves, in turn making it harder for average customers to understand what they are getting in to.

As a customer read those terms and conditions. Be aware of what you are purchasing, even if it seems like a pretty straightforward offer. If you like what you read, then make the purchase. If something is free, I can pretty much guarantee it is not. As much as we would all like to believe that the Internet is our generations attempt at free society, business runs on making money. But, just because there is a trial offer associated with a giveaway, doesn’t mean it is bad either. Just be aware of it, and who knows, maybe you will like the product you try out. Just be informed, and save yourself and likely the company unnecessary grief.

Amnesty Calls for the Immediate Release of Bassem Tamimi

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After nearly a year in Israeli jail, standing trial for charges pertaining to protest organizing in his west bank village of Nabi Saleh, Bassem Tamimi was named prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. In its statement the organization called for Tamimi’s immediate and unconditional release. Tamimi’s next court hearing will take place this Sunday, March 5th, 10:30 AM at the Ofer Military Court.

“Palestinian human rights defender Bassem Tamimi is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his role in organizing peaceful protests against the encroachment onto Palestinian lands by Israeli settlers, and should be released immediately and unconditionally”, Amnesty International said today.

Amnesty Calls for the Immediate Release of Bassem Tamimi “The Israeli army has repeatedly used excessive force in countering these demonstrations, as a result of which the organizers reiterate instructions for Palestinian demonstrators to adhere to non-violent methods. Occasionally, individual protestors have engaged in throwing stones at soldiers. One such protestor, Mustafa Tamimi, was shot in al-Nabi Saleh on 10 December 2011 by a high-velocity tear gas projectile fired at his head at close range from an Israeli military jeep. He died the next day in hospital”, the organization’s press release added.

Legal background
On March 24th, 2011, a massive contingent of Israeli Soldiers raided the Tamimi home at around noon, only minutes after he entered the house to prepare for a meeting with a European diplomat. He was arrested and subsequently charged.

The main evidence in Tamimi’s case is the testimony of 14 year-old Islam Dar Ayyoub, also from Nabi Saleh, who was taken from his bed at gunpoint on the night of January 23rd. In his interrogation the morning after his arrest, Islam alleged that Bassem and Naji Tamimi organized groups of youth into “brigades”, charged with different responsibilities during the demonstrations: some were allegedly in charge of stone-throwing, others of blocking roads, etc.

During a trial-within-a-trial procedure in Islam’s trial, motioning for his testimony to be ruled inadmissible, it was proven that his interrogation was fundamentally flawed and violated the rights set forth in the Israeli Youth Law in the following ways:

  1. The boy was arrested at gunpoint in the dead of night, during a violent military raid on his house.
  2. Despite being a minor, he was denied sleep in the period between his arrest and questioning, which began the following morning and lasted over 5 hours.
  3. Despite being told he would be allowed to see a lawyer, he was denied legal counsel, although his lawyer appeared at the police station requesting to see him.
  4. He was denied his right to have a parent present during his questioning. The testimony of one of his interrogators before the court suggests that he believes Palestinian minors do not enjoy this right.
  5. He was not informed of his right to remain silent, and was even told by his interrogators that he “must tell of everything that happened.”
  6. Only one of four interrogators who participated in the questioning was a qualified youth interrogator.
  7. The audio-visual recording of another central witness against Tamimi, 15 year-old Mo’atasem Tamimi, proves that he too was questioned in a similarly unlawful manner.

The audio-visual recording of another central witness against Tamimi, 15 year-old Mo’atasem Tamimi, proves that he too was questioned in a similarly unlawful manner and was led to believe that implicating others, may earn him a more lenient treatment. The boy was told, numerous times, “Tell us what happened […] and who in the village incited you to throw stones. […] (shouting) you were incited! You…. you are a young boy, Incited by people. Grownups, we know. It’s the grownups who incite you, right?”

Since the beginning of the village’s struggle against settler takeover of their lands in December of 2009, the army has conducted more than 80 protest related arrests. As the entire village numbers just over 500 residents, the number constitutes approximately 10% of its population.

Tamimi’s arrest corresponds to the systematic arrest of civil protest leaders all around the West Bank, as in the case of the villages Bil’in and Ni’ilin.

In a recent, nearly identical case, the Military Court of Appeals has aggravated the sentence of Abdallah Abu Rahmah from the village of Bilin, sending him to 16 months imprisonment on charges of incitement and organizing illegal demonstrations. Abu Rahmah was released on March 2011.

Amnesty Calls for the Immediate Release of Bassem Tamimi

The arrest and trial of Abu Rahmah has been widely condemned by the international community, most notably by Britain and EU foreign minister, Catherin Ashton. Harsh criticism of the arrest has also been offered by leading human rights organizations in Israel and around the world, among them B’tselem, ACRI, as well as Human Rights Watch, which declared Abu Rahmah’s trial unfair, and Amnesty International, which declared Abu Rahmah a prisoner of conscience.

Personal Background
Bassem Tamimi is a veteran Palestinian grassroots activist from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah. He is married to Nariman Tamimi, with whom he fathers four children – Wa’ed (14), Ahed (10), Mohammed (8) and Salam (5).

As a veteran activist, Tamimi has been arrested by the Israeli army 11 times to date, though he was never convicted of any offense. Tamimi spent roughly three years in administrative detention, with no charges brought against him. Furthermore, his attorney and he were denied access to “secret evidence” brought against him.

In 1993, Tamimi was falsely arrested on suspicion of having murdered an Israeli settler in Beit El – an allegation of which he was cleared of entirely. During his weeks-long interrogation, he was severely tortured by the Israeli Shin Bet in order to draw a coerced confession from him. During his interrogation, and as a result of the torture he underwent, Tamimi collapsed and had to be evacuated to a hospital, where he laid unconscious for seven days. As a result of the wounds caused by torture, Tamimi was partially paralyzed for several months after his release from the hospital.

At the opening of his trial on June 5th, Tamimi pleaded “not guilty” to all charges against him, but proudly owned up to organizing protest in the village. In a defiant speech before the court he said, “I organized these peaceful demonstrations to defend our land and our people.” Tamimi also challenged the legitimacy of the very system which trys him, saying that “Despite claiming to be the only democracy in the Middle East you are trying me under military laws […] that are enacted by authorities which I haven’t elected and do not represent me.” (See here for Tamimi’s full statement).

The indictment against Tamimi is based on questionable and coerced confessions of youth from the village. He is charged with’ incitement’, ‘organizing and participating in unauthorized processions’,’ solicitation to stone-throwing’, ‘failure to attend legal summons’, and a scandalous charge of ‘disruption of legal proceedings’, for allegedly giving youth advice on how to act during police interrogation in the event that they are arrested.

The transcript of Tamimi’s police interrogation further demonstrates the police and Military Prosecution’s political motivation and disregard for suspects’ rights. During his questioning, Tamimi was accused by his interrogator of “consulting lawyers and foreigners to prepare for his interrogation”, an act that is clearly protected under the right to seek legal counsel.

As one of the organizers of the Nabi Saleh protests and coordinator of the village’s popular committee, Tamimi has been the target of harsh treatment by the Israeli army. Since demonstrations began in the village, his house has been raided and ransacked numerous times, his wife was twice arrested and two of his sons were injured; Wa’ed, 14, was hospitalized for five days when a rubber-coated bullet penetrated his leg and Mohammed, 8, was injured by a tear-gas projectile that was shot directly at him and hit him in the shoulder. Shortly after demonstrations in the village began, the Israeli Civil Administration served ten demolition orders to structures located in Area C, Tamimi’s house was one of them, despite the fact that part of the house was built in 1965 and the rest in 2005.

New futures contract to help gold delivery

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Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), India’s leading commodity exchange, has launched fresh futures contracts in bullion, base metals and farm commodities for the 2015 calendar year, on October 1. The Forward Markets Commission, the regulator, has granted permission to the bourse to launch the new futures contracts for next year.

New contracts in commodities such as gold, silver, aluminium, lead, nickel, zinc, copper, crude oil, crude palm oil, and other farm products has been launched.

Traders said the commodity bourse could see a sizeable quantity of gold delivery early this month, with jewellers still encountering some difficulty in procuring the precious metal from banks.

New futures contract to help gold delivery

A sharp jump in warehouse stock position of gold was noticed on the MCX from 59 kilograms on September 27, to 594 kilograms on September 29. The MCX futures contract for gold expires on October 5.

Bullion dealers have attributed the jump in delivery position to traders having earmarked gold for delivery that had been placed as collateral with the exchange, to be able to trade on it.

MCX may help meet part of the festive need for gold, traders said, adding that the MCX, which has largely generated business volumes from bullion and metals, has launched gold contract for expiry in February and later months.

Silver contract have also been launched for expiry in March, May, July and September next year. ‘Silver Mini’ contract would close in February, April, June and August of next year, while ‘Silver Micro’ is for expiry in February, April and June, the exchange said.

‘Silver 1000’ contract has been launched for expiry in January and later months till September, a note from the exchange added.

The regulator has said that MCX should send a monthly/quarterly report on functioning of the various contracts. The exchange should also ensure that there is no “unhealthy speculative trading” in the market, which may result in cornering or artificial rigging up or down of the prices by a particular member or group or class of members, it said.

New futures contract to help gold delivery

Data indicated that traders and banks imported 97 tonnes of gold in June, after India’s apex bank, the Reserve Bank of India, allowed premier and star trading houses to resume imports almost a year after they were barred from doing so, in a bid to reduce pressure on the country’s burgeoning current account deficit.

However, post June, the quantity of gold imported has reduced because of a typically weak customer demand during July-September. In July, around 45 tonnes was imported, in August another 51 tonnes was brought in, while in September an estimated 55 tonnes came into the country.

However, imports are expected to rise this month, with the commencement of the festive season of Dusshera and Diwali.

New futures contract to help gold delivery

Retailers pointed out that India’s gold imports could double in October, driven by demand from consumers who tend to purchase jewellery during the festive season.

Prithviraj Kothari, of the Indian Bullion and Jewellery Association said that last year, the country had imported around 40 tonnes of gold. At that time, he said, the availability of the precious metal was under pressure due to the 80:20 rule.

“Now, though the process of getting gold has eased, there is still some delay from banks. We are expecting 80 tonnes of gold imports this month, as there is demand for the precious metal in the market,” he said.

Even the World Gold Council is confident that 2014 would end on a robust note with regards to gold demand in India, contrary to the initial drop in the first half.

“This year’s first half has been a little challenging. The jewellery demand in terms of volume from January to June, the first six months of 2014, as compared to the same period last year is lower by 14%. But this is a short term trend,” said the World Gold Council Director Jewellery for India Vipin Sharma.

New futures contract to help gold delivery

He added that a very solid and robust trend was noticed by the Council. as far as long term demand for gold is concerned, and that of the year-as-a-whole is concerned. “We are quite positive in terms of what to anticipate for the last quarter in particular,” Sharma said.

Stating that the wedding season constituted one of the biggest segments in India for the demand of gold jewellery, he said 50% of the total gold consumption occurred during that period, which has kicked into gear this month.

Agent Talk: Behind Every Good Agent is a Good Sales Engineer

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“Agent Talk” is a recurring segment that offers new insight, ideas and strategy to our friends in the telecom agent community. Check back for a new post each month!

In Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin’s character famously tells his sales team, “Coffee’s for closers.” Closing, as defined by that film, came down to your sales skills and the quality of leads you had.

If only telecom was so simple.

If coffee really is for closers, then in our world we’d need a couple of pots to split among the people that should be helping us win deals. And there’s no one quite as critical in helping you close deals as the sales engineer.

Good Sales Engineer

Who is the sales engineer?
15 years ago the sales engineer was not customer-facing. In fact, at many companies, the SE was more of your cliche/stereotypical IT guy. As technology and the industry evolved, the SE has evolved too, taking on a role that is part sales, part techie. In order to design the right solutions, the SE must interact with your prospective buyers and clients, and depending on who your vendor trots out in that role, it can be make-or-break time for your deal.

What makes a good sales engineer?
As I said above, the SE has to be part sales. He or she has to know what to say, and in many cases, what not to say. They have to know you and what you’re trying to accomplish so they don’t kill your deal. At the same time, they need to know what the customer needs and what the customer may not know it needs. Experience comes into play here. If your SE has built solutions across a variety of industries, they’ll be more in-tune with what your prospect needs right out of the gate.

Good Sales Engineer

The biggest key, in my opinion, is the SE’s ability to think creatively about solutions. Solutions aren’t “out-of-the-box” anymore, so sometimes we in sales get creative about the solutions we’re putting together to offer the prospect. On the RARE (right?) occasion that happens, the sales engineer needs to get even more creative to make what we promised work.

There are no “lone wolves” anymore. Embrace the help!
My final point is this: In today’s world of telecom sales, no agent is an island. It takes a team approach to make things happen. You need a channel manager, sales engineer, solutions builders, billing departments, and others to fine-tune solutions so your clients stay clients for years to come. You can’t do it alone, and that means the people supporting the vendors you’re selling are as important as any element of your sales strategy.

Embrace the skills these people bring to the table. Do that, and you’ll have earned that cup of Joe.

History of Clothing in India

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History of Clothing in IndiaIndia is known across the world for its diverse and colorful dresses. Indian saris and salwar suits are known for their beautiful designs and patterns. The modern Indian clothing is a blend and an effect of various cultures and nationalities that made India their home in the ancient times. Hence, the Indian clothes you see today are a reflection of various changes in the Indian history.

Harappan Period — 2500 B.C.

India was perhaps the first country to grow cotton in the Harappan period. In this period, people mostly wore cotton clothing. Women generally wore a long cotton cloth called sari.

Aryan Period — 1500 B.C.

During this period, most women wore sari that could be draped in different ways. The material generally used was cotton for the poor and silk for the rich. The men wore pieces of white cloth around their waste in a pants-like fashion, which was known as dhoti.

Islamic Period – 1000 A.D.

With the invasion of the Islamic rulers, Indian fashion underwent a great change. While sari and dhoti were still popular, women also started wearing long tunics with trousers called salwar kameez, which were accompanied by a scarf.

History of Clothing in India

19th Century

The 19th century saw a lot of modifications to Indian clothing. The Western and Islamic influences were greatly seen in the Indian saris and salwar kameez.

21st Century

The modern Indian clothing is now a confluence of Eastern and Western cultures. Westernized salwar kameez and other new fashionable attire have modernized the traditional Indian clothing.

Facebook Google PR Disaster – Let’s Get Real

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I find all of the brouhaha about the recent Facebook “smear campaign” related to Google Social Networks to be a real tempest in a teapot. As a communications professional I get that they violated the standards and ethics of our profession by not being open about the fact that the hired PR firm Burson Marsteller to court any news media who cared about the potential dangers of Google manipulating your whims and desires. Like knowing you were searching for the best restaurants in San Francisco and could be co-opted by a biased recommendation from a friend or a friend of a friend on your social network.

Facebook Google PR Disaster - Let's Get Real But let’s get real. Crying foul about privacy violations when you wade into the social media waters is like complaining that you agreed to be on a reality TV show and they tried to exploit you and make you look silly. “I’m really a Rhodes Scholar who spends my weekends as a volunteer working with senior citizens and whose hobbies include solving complex mathematical problems and growing vegetables in our neighborhood victory garden. I hardly ever get drunk in hot tubs and flash my privates on camera for all of the world to see.”

Consciously or subconsciously when an individual, a business or an organization becomes engaged with Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Google Social Networks, etc. they are saying “let me tell you something about myself , what I do, what I care about.”

Some think privacy is “over.” Mark Zuckerberg, who clearly has a dog in the race, agrees. Others think it is Orwellian and that the smartest thing to do to protect ourselves and our families would be to erase our tracks and our far too public personas.

I have mixed feelings about it. I have to admit as a PR professional I enjoy the fact that, like it or not, most people and organizations are pretty open books these days. And one of the tenets of our profession is that transparency is the way to go. So never has there been more power in advising a client who is reluctant to disclose the facts “you have to be straight up because there are no secrets today. Like it or not the truth will come to light.”

Facebook Google PR Disaster - Let's Get Real

The flip side is that the errors in judgement that all of us as humans make (and to which young people are particularly but not exclusively vulnerable) are there for the world to see forever. If our friends or business associates have the bad judgement to post and tag photos we would have never posted ourselves there isn’t much we can do about it. At least not right away. And horror stories about how children have the potential victimized by social media predators make me sick.

However for us adults it’s another story. Which makes me think a great social media tool would be the Qualifier App enabling you to annotate ill advised posts: “I had a fight with my spouse, somebody hit my car, the elevator got stuck and the coffee machine was broken. That’s why I shared the Jack Nicholson chicken salad sandwich clip with my extended network.”

All of which begs the question: If you actively engage and participate in social networks do you have the right to be shocked, really shocked that you have given up some of your privacy?

The State of Marketing 2011

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Results from the recently released IBM State of Marketing 2011 show that while many new marketing channels and mediums are opening up – social media and mobile media chief among them, there is also a sense of confusion and information overload among marketers who are asking for better analytics and the corresponding tools to turn findings into action to drive meaningful results.

Here are some highlights of the report, which can be found in its entirety here…

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STUMBLING BLOCKS

The three biggest obstacles facing marketers in terms of processes today are:

1. Measurement, Analysis & Learning

  • In years’ past, IT support was the #1 obstacle; this year over half of the marketers surveyed have clearly identified their new #1 priority: Take collected data and turn it into action; real, measurable action

2. Lack of Integration

  • Over half (53%) said they want more integration across all channels and to do that…
  • 87% said they want a more integrated software suite

3. Better IT support of technology needs

  • Despite its being overtaken as the #1 need among marketers, IT will always play a vital role in marketing as witnessed by the over half of respondents who cited technology as the key to productivity.

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ON (INTER) ACTIVE DUTY

One would think in this über interactive, social media crazed world, marketers would be actively engaging in Interactive Marketing…

That doesn’t appear to be the case:

  • Only 10% of the respondents currently take advantage of Interactive Marketing across ALL channels compared to
  • 50% who said they do so across SOME channels

As to why Interactive Marketing is not being utilized within their company:

  • 55% said it was due to their existing organizational structure, corporate culture or internal processes
  • 50% blamed existing systems and IT infrastructure

A TANGLED WEB

The value of Web Data is naturally very important to marketers yet an alarmingly low number by comparison actually put it into use once they have it…

  • 92% appreciate the value and importance of Web Data yet
  • Half or less use the data to apply to it customer analyses and campaigns
  • As to why they don’t use the Web Data, over half stated it was due to their existing systems and that the data was too disparate, AKA too siloed

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HOLD THE PHONE

Not surprisingly Mobile Marketing – with smartphones and iPads flying off the shelves, has taken on a much bigger role for marketers…

  • Over 40% currently using mobile marketing tactics
  • 25% planning on doing so in the next 12 months

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE…

Ok, no ugly but here’s one man’s conclusions:

  • [[GOOD]] With email becoming in vogue again and emerging media platforms such as social media and mobile marketing more popular by the second, there are now a seemingly endless array of methods and opportunities to have a meaningful, bottom-line increasing dialogue with your customer
  • [[BAD]] On the other hand… this same seemingly endless array of methods and opportunities has made it harder than ever before to keep up, literally. Confusion can reign supreme very easily hence the need for marketers to stay on top of their game and/or work with agencies who can help them find their way through this digital terrain we find ourselves in

Ok, your turn… what do you think of the current State of Marketing?

If you’re a marketer where does your company fall in relation to the answers above?

Making Your Own Ice Fishing Tip-Ups

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Ice fishing is a popular sport in areas that see long, cold winters and thick ice layers. Ice fishing is different from normal warm weather fishing in that in order to set the hook properly, you must let the fish take your bait longer and deeper. Tip-ups allow ice fisherman to set up their rod and bait so that they not only know when a fish takes the bait but also can allow the fish to take the bait deeper without feeling resistance on the line. Making your own ice fishing tip-ups is easy, fun and can save you a significant amount of money.

Making Your Own Ice Fishing Tip-Ups

Things You’ll Need:

  • 1-inch dowel rods 1/4-inch screw in eyelets 1.25-inch tubing clamps Ice fishing reel with spooled line 2×4-inch lumber 8 penny finishing nails
  • 1-inch dowel rods
  • 1/4-inch screw in eyelets
  • 1.25-inch tubing clamps
  • Ice fishing reel with spooled line
  • 2×4-inch lumber
  • 8 penny finishing nails

Making Your Own Ice Fishing Tip-Ups Step 1

Construct the tip-up rod first. Cut the 1-inch dowel rod to 24 inches in length. Use the tubing clamps to clamp the pre-spooled fishing reel to one end of the dowel rod. Screw one eyelet into the dowel rod directly in front of the reel and then place another eyelet at the opposite end of the dowel rod. Pass the fishing line through these two eyelets to complete the rod.

Step 2

Cut a piece of 2×4 inch lumber to a length of 20 inches, and then cut the base into a point so that you can punch it into the snow. Next, cut a 2-inch-long by 2-inch-deep square out of the top of the 2×4-inch lumber, and then cut notches on either side of this square perpendicular to the 2-inch side of the wood.

Making Your Own Ice Fishing Tip-Ups

Step 3

Attach bait to the end of your fishing line, letting the line go through a hole in the ice. Push the base of the tip-up into the snow approximately 10 inches from the edge of the hole. Hammer two finishing nails 8 inches from the base of the reel on either side of the rod and place the nails into the notches on the 2×4-inch base. The weight of the reel will keep the base of the tip-up down until a fish takes the bait, at which point the rod will tip up, indicating a hit.

Honeymoon Destination Ideas

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After the all of the work and stress of a wedding, every couple deserves a honeymoon. During this trip you can finally take time to relax. Your honeymoon destination could be anywhere, depending on what you and your new spouse enjoy. Honeymoon getaways to the mountains, the beach or even another country are all fantastic ideas. The hardest part is often deciding where to go.Great Cheap Honeymoon Ideas 1

Say Aloha

There is a reason Hawaii is one of the top travel destinations. The pristine beaches, clear waters, lush rain forests and the infectious Mahalo spirit have visitors wanting to come back before they leave. The options for a Hawaii honeymoon start with selecting an island or islands to visit. Stay on the Big Island for volcanoes, visit Maui if you enjoy snorkeling and some of nature’s wonders–Haleakala Crater, the rain forests and waterfalls on the Road to Hana. Try Oahu for art galleries, shopping and a bit of history with the USS Arizona and stay on Kauai or Molokai for solitude and lots of hiking opportunities. You cannot go wrong with selecting an island, and many of the hotels and resorts have honeymoon specials.

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Off the Beaten Path

If you want to go somewhere that is not littered with tourists and tourist traps and you and your new spouse are big on outdoor activities, try Iceland. This country may have cold connotations, but the weather is not as bad as its name would suggest. Most of the country’s population speaks English along with Icelandic. Iceland has glaciers, art galleries, lots of geothermal activity, volcanoes, waterfalls and plenty of hiking, rafting and biking activities for the active new couple. The summer is the peak of the tourist season, though the crowds are nothing compared to Hawaii or Disney World.

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Go Global

If you and your new spouse prefer a place with a different language, culture and way of life, visit a country in the East, such as Japan. Though the language barrier may be slightly challenging, the Japanese are used to foreign visitors and most have a good grasp of English. Japan holds a beauty all its own, from hot springs, old castles from the 1500s, mountains such as Mount Fuji, waterfalls and the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. No matter where you decide to spend your time, there is plenty to see and do within the country. Though you may come off the airplane feeling like you stepped into another world, after your experience with the beauty of Japan and the Japanese hospitality, you will leave feeling as if you are taking a part of the culture back home.

KICK-ASS WOMEN, COMEDY AND NEWS COURTESY OF KELI DAILEY

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Have you heard about News Hangover? Keli Dailey (journalist, photographer, foodie, UC Berkeley J-School Alum, Knight Fellow, bad-ass) created an online news comedy series targeting women ages 25-34. With Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert being who they are, the idea of mixing comedy and news isn’t foreign. However, their fanbase is largely male,so Keli stepped up to do it for the ladies. Men are still invited to watch, of course.

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The idea is that you get to learn a little something and laugh in the process. The latest episode explores America’s changing economic landscape. Basically, based on America’s impoverished definition of middle class, we’re living in an age where kids can make “Yo Mama so middle class…” jokes. And in this installment, they do.

Keli has also released a couple of one-on-one interviews with Kick-Ass Women. Peep her interview with Captain Zoraida Diaz of the Oakland Fire Department. (Fun Fact: Only 3.5% of Firefighters are women.)

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The series is still in it’s early stages, so I’m excited to see how it develops. I can see it being newsy Bay Area version of Portlandia. Checkout this date with a Facebook Shamer. And if you’re wondering who this Keli lady is: