Metal plant

In modern competitive process industry, new plants are being continuously set up and the existing ones are being modified and expanded. The knowledge of various technical subjects such as thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, unit operations, process design, equipment design etc is a prerequisite to the establishment or development of any process plant. A modern process industry is, in general, more complicated and involves a series of operations which are required to be run continuously, and hence it demands equipment of exceptional robustness, ingenuity and reliability. A variety of equipment is required for processing, handling and storage of process chemicals or ingredients. Each piece of equipment is expected to serve a specific function, although in some cases it can be suitably modified to perform some different function viz. Reaction Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Distillation Columns, Evaporators, Autoclaves, and Storage Tanks etc.

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The fun of starting a new business

So you had that fantastic business idea, the one that's going to be wildly successful and make you a fortune - even better, you actually did something about it and started your own business. Good for you! Not everyone gets that far. Most people sit and day dream about what they might do if only .... "The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision" - W. Clement Stone But you got over the biggest hurdle, that first step and you actually created something. Well done - you did more than most. Now you have the day to day details of running your business so how do you keep going? There are several things to look at here: 1. What are you good at and what do you enjoy doing? Make two lists - one of the jobs you like and one of the jobs you don't do very well. Take the second list and have a look at what you might outsource or automate. Do you love doing those accounts or would your time be better spent in forward planning while your accountant does the sums? Must you personally reply to every enquiry or could you create a FAQ which you can post on your website and refer people to by autoresponder? In the early stages of your business you might find you don't have the money to pay someone to do the jobs you hate. Could you swap skills to get the help you need? 2. Why are you doing this? You need to be motivated to start a business and keep it going. The best way to do this is to know what the effort is for. What really moves you to get up in the morning and do what you need to do even when you don't really feel like it? Write your reasons down. Find pictures of that house, or that holiday and put them where you can see them. 3. How do you deal with those bumps in the road? Not everything you do will be perfect - sometimes things you've tried will be a disaster - it's the way you react to problems that matters. If you curl up in a ball and give up at the first sign of failure you'd better not be in business. It's all about attitude. 4. Have a plan and stick to it as far as possible but be prepared to be flexible and open minded. Sometimes the most unexpected opportunities come and you need to be ready to seize them. - as Joe Vitale says 'Money likes speed'. 5. Get a mentor - learn from someone who has done it. Someone to bounce ideas off and who can encourage you when things get tough is invaluable. And most importantly, never let anyone put you down and never be afraid of failure: "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat" - Theodore Roosevelt. Don't ever forget that!

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Prospecting sucks

Let me say this: prospecting sucks. For 5 years I have been an avid student of network marketing. I’ve listened to hundreds of tapes and filled my library with all of the right books. I got into the right mindset, put affirmations all over my home office, and I’ve worked – HARD. I purchased opportunity seeker leads, learned how to set up an autoresponder and tweaked those campaigns for YEARS. I tried every recommended lead provider I could find and jacked up my credit card bills to buy said leads. I pumped those expensive, and not so expensive babies through my autoresponder and watched as my live leads poured in, WOW! Now we are getting somewhere, I thought… I called every one of those hard-earned live leads. I sponsored upwards of 50 people relatively quickly. But they dropped.

99% of those people dropped. They couldn’t duplicate what I was doing. They especially couldn’t pick up the phone and make the calls, because prospecting sucks. Somewhere around my third year I got enough guts to start calling other networkers to see if they’d be interested in looking at our opportunity. I made 50-100 dials a day for weeks on end. I’d get totally burnt out and take a few days off, then go back to it. I faired no better than I had before. The only difference was that the networkers were nicer to talk to! Finally, in June of last year my business changed forever. I learned exactly why I had been ‘spinning my wheels’, and why I was only making a fraction of what I should have been making after all of those years of hard work. Most importantly, it was as if all of the bits and pieces from everything I’d ever read came together and it was like ‘Ah HA!’, I get it. I immediately stopped doing all of the silly crap I’d been up to - and went to work with the knowledge that my work would actually pay off! So what did I change about my business? I decided I would make money, not spend it! Seems obvious, but if you realize that most home businesses fail because they are too expensive to maintain, I think you’ll have to agree with my changes. I changed the way approached my business in three fundamental ways: First, I made the decision that I would NEVER spend more on my business than I would receive as a check for said business. That meant that I would even cancel my autoship if my check did not exceed the cost of product. Second, I realized that I could not buy a single lead, or place a single paid ad. I had to generate my own leads, for free. I had to do the legwork to find out where the best advertising spots were, and I had to take the time to post in these spots on a daily basis. I learned to use free ezine ads, forums, and networking sites. Third, I learned the best way to construct an ad so that people absolutely have to click! I learned about psychological triggers and how to apply them in different ad types. After taking the time to learn these new tactics, I developed a system and found that I could effectively work my business without making 100 dials a day or selling my first born to the leads companies. I still have leads to call, but they are exclusive, live leads that I generated for free. I am making money, not spending it. I share these tactics with my newly sponsored folks and get them started making money right away, instead of spending it. So yes, prospecting sucks - but it can be easier, if the right marketing tactics are used. When you work smart, not hard, the end result is time and financial freedom…what was promised to you when you first signed up! Happy Networking!

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Sell you with your small talk yes you can

Want to build a relationship -- sell yourself for a job -- get ahead -- make a sale? Your 'small talk' is crucial. Everyday conversation can make or break you in personal relationships and in the business world. Sadly, most people don't realize how important small talk is, nor do they try to do better. That's a shame, because anyone can easily develop great small talk skills. Just how important is small talk? A Stanford University School of Business study showed its impact on business success. It tracked MBA's 10 years after graduation, and found grade point averages had no bearing on their success -- but conversation did. Most successful were those who could make conversation with anyone -- from strangers, to secretaries, to bosses to customers.

Small talk impacts your success in 'personal' relationships because it can shape how others see you in terms of intelligence and confidence. People tend to see good conversationalists as more intelligent and confident. Other research -- to find the characteristics of the ideal person -- has shown confidence and intelligence are the most important factors for about 60% of respondents. Despite the importance of small talk, most people don't do it well.

Shyness is one reason. Others range from not knowing how to start a conversation to not having anything to say. But all it really takes to be good at small talk is a simple strategy. THINK AHEAD You will never have a conversation in a vacuum. It will always have its own context and environment. Think ahead about conversations you are likely to have -- even those casual encounters that may happen because of where you will be on a given day. HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY Make sure you have 'something to say.' Do a little research. Read the newspapers. Find interesting things to talk about -- serious or humorous -- on the subjects that come up in everyday conversation - careers, sports, the weather, money, kids, politics, etc. ASK QUESTIONS This is critical. A conversation takes two and questions help BOTH you and the other party. Ask someone a question, and you get them 'engaged.' LISTEN AND UNDERSTAND This strategy step requires you to, not only listen to how others answer questions, but to 'understand' and adapt. ADAPT Let's assume you are a salesperson and, when you enter the new prospect's office, you alertly notice a picture of him standing in front of a sign saying 'Michigan State University.' You say, 'Oh, I see you went to Michigan State.' The prospect replies, 'Yeah, I went there on a football scholarship.' And you reply, 'Oh, I went to Boston University, myself. What was your major?' Wrong follow-up question! The prospect 'volunteered' information important to him (football scholarship). You should have 'adapted' . . . following up with something like, 'Oh, what position did you play?' This could lead to a whole series of questions, increasingly 'engaging' the prospect. When you successfully apply this simple strategy, you create 'rapport' - a feeling of trust and liking. This can cause others to think of you in positive ways: 'Personal' friends or personal friends-to-be: 'This is an interesting, entertaining and witty person -- the kind of person I like to have around me.' Employers or potential employers: 'This is a person who would fit in here -- a person who can relate well and get along well with others.' Customers: 'I'm comfortable with this person. This is the kind of person I'd like to do business with.' Clearly, small talk is crucial to you. You owe it to YOU to do it well.

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My improbable evolution into a passionate ebayer

While was I earning a solid living in law offices, not making much, but making an extra hundred or two per week, John had located the main distribution point for contributions for Goodwill Industries in Los Angeles, and was purchasing six foot bins filled with books for $30 per bin. John would take the signed copies, or other books which fascinated him or which he was personally familiar with, and sell them to bookstores. Once he sold a script which was signed by a producer and several actors for $900. Each been contained several hundred books, and he had very quickly acquired a vanload of books that he couldn’t store in his tiny L. A. apartment. So he called me and offered to give them to me if I would haul them away, saying that he was going to throw them in the garbage if I didn’t take them. I saw that there were many books I was interested in, so I took the vanload, about 20 boxes, and gave him $50, the first of many vanloads. John wasn’t computer literate, and I knew that some of these had to be valuable on eBay, although at that point, I hadn’t sold any books online. Very soon thereafter, John was getting about three vanloads per week, and I would simply get the boxes and give him $50 per vanload, or about seven cents per book. Considering that some of the books have gone for over $40, this was quite a hefty profit margin.

In this manner, I built up an inventory of almost 10,000 books. I began selling them online, and very soon thereafter I had gotten many times my initial $600 investment back. But what attracted me to this business was the opportunity to do a brief plot summary of the books that I was selling. This plot summary was a lot more fun to me as a writer than the rote, mechanical process of placing the eBay ad, although I did get a great deal of excitement out of watching the number of hits, and learning which authors and genres were popular. I soon learned that, even the least valuable genres, romance novels, which were generally overpublished, could be sold in groups. Danielle Steel’s books, which I had more than any other author, would sell in boxes to collectors or other resellers. I soon learned that my plot summaries, which I enjoyed tremendously, were taking a lot of my time, and that most people who purchased books already knew what they were buying, so the plot summaries became an extravagance, superfluous to the objective of becoming a successful eBay bookseller. I had to satisfy my creative energies by reading the summaries briefly, and moving on. I learned a great deal while doing this, but more importantly I became knowledgeable about which books would sell and which needed to be sold in groups. And, since I had 10,000 books, at the rate of 4-5 ads per hour, it was going to take me several thousand hours of work just to sell the books I had already acquired.

It also stopped me from examining other products, or looking for other books, etc. In other words, it became an all-consuming task to move 10,000 books. I decided to use a piece of software that enabled me to evaluate what percentage of an author’s books had sold on eBay in the previous six weeks, and what was the average price of those books. The software allowed me to make a more specific prediction as to percentage, and put the rest of the books into their groups without attempting to sell them as individuals. This enabled me to move a lot more books. I also quickly learned that condition was imperative, and that there could be a discrepancy between what I regarded as “good,” and what someone else’s impression of “good” was. So I adopted a categorical condition description that I quoted verbatim from a book on book collecting, and that problem never occurred again. In fact, my eBay ads were functioning as an educational experience for most people who were not avid collectors, since they were learning about the importance of condition as it pertained to collecting books. Anything that was not at least in “good reading condition” was donated to charities. I found I could sell most other books categorically.

The only complaint that I have not resolved on eBay was from a guy who allowed his son to purchase a book on eBay. It was my 15th sale, and the son thought he was buying a video, and had not looked at the category of the ad. He submitted his complaint before emailing me. I was definitely prepared to refund his money (it was only a couple of bucks). The father did not respond to emails but instead ignored my pleas for him to rescind his negative evaluation. This lowered my percentage to less than 95% favorable, and was very disheartening for a beginner. I joined Square Trade, a company that mediates disagreements between the buyer and the seller so as to permit the seller to have only positive feedback. At this point, I have 544 sales, and still only that one complaint, for a 99.8% rating, a number that is capable of engendering a high level of confidence in potential buyers. Books have provided me with a great reputation on eBay, which I anticipate I will be using to springboard myself into higher ticket sales. They have also provided me with a fantastic library of over 2,000 books on my favorite subjects: music, nutrition, sports, nature, psychology, and legal thrillers. I needed to become familiar with legal thrillers because a writer’s website had advised me that a writer must know the genre he or she is writing in. My years of law offices have provided me with a wealth of very dramatic stories, some of which were very high profile.

My son, incidentally, has over 560 sales himself, which has helped pay for his musical development and living expenses. He sells concert tickets on eBay, something he is very interested in, and also has a great reputation. After months of selling these books, as interesting as it was, I began to want to use this new avocation to free myself from the legal field. I had a price tag, and it was about $600 per week take home. I spent a couple of months looking for economies in my process which would increase my hourly capability. But try as I might, I couldn’t really get past $10 per hour, and it was becoming painfully obvious to me that, while it was an enjoyable hobby, unless I took steps to change my methodology, it wasn’t going to be a successful business. I realized that selling books is not like selling manufactured commodities which can be “relisted” on eBay, which takes about one minute, as opposed to the 10-15 minutes that it takes to write an ad for a book, since books are all unique, unless you have thousands of the same books.

I was aware of the fact that many people make hundreds of thousands of dollars on eBay and I decided to seek them out and model my new methodology on their experiences. I had performed marketing research vis a vis my utilization of eBay software to increase the value of my book sales. I began to realize that I needed new products, products other than books, or more specifically, items from which I could be assured of making $40-50 per sale. Then, if I could sell ten per day, that would be a good living. After extensive research, I came across Tim Knox’s website.

Tim Knox writes an e-commerce column for Entrepreneur Magazine, and is a Power Seller on eBay. In addition, he had set up several other businesses, and according to his website, has made almost a million in the each of the last two years. His website contains several thousand products for people such as myself, many of which can be dropshipped, or sent to your customer by the manufacturer or wholesaler, and the most complete internet marketing strategy I have ever seen for achieving this objective. He and I share one major philosophy – customer service is the key to developing an eBay business. The difference is that he has taken it much more seriously than I have, and his knowledge of internet marketing is what I need to get to the next level. His website is very impressive in the scope of information it provides to anyone who wants to make money on eBay, and provides virtually every eBayer, regardless of their experience level, with new directions and tactics for improving existing profit centers or developing new ones. One of his products is described as follows: “We asked 58 of the Internet's Top Money Makers: ‘If you lost it all tomorrow and had to start over with nothing but the brain in your head and the experience of your years, how would you get back on top in less than 30 days?’" This question, posed to many top internet marketers, gives phenomenal insight to anyone who is interested in modeling the experience and results of people who have accomplished great things in internet marketing. He also reminds us that TV shows such as 60 Minutes have featured people who are not extraordinary in terms of education or initial wealth that are making great money selling on eBay.

Some examples and statistics he quotes include: • Laurie Liss and her mother, Darlene, armed with little more than a computer, a camera, and something to sell, built their own eBay business that is now selling $30,000 to $40,000 in goods a month; • A 43 year old mother of 3 pulls down $2000 a week on eBay; • There are nearly 69 million eBay users who spend $59 million every day; • Thousands of people nationwide are giving up their day jobs to sell fulltime on eBay; • Most eBay sellers are home-based businesses that sell everything imaginable; • Every minute of every day more than 150 new items are listed, more than 500 bids are placed, and seven new people register to shop on eBay; • At any given moment, eBay is conducting some 12 million auctions, divided into about 18,000 different categories; • About two million new items are offered for sale every day, and 62 million registered users scour the site to find them; • As many as 150,000 people…have given up their jobs to create their own businesses selling from their own website or on eBay and other online auctions. Unlike the “dot-com crash,” eBay is showing no signs of slowing down. Tim Knox’s experience puts yo freeearningtips. comu on the fast track to internet income. His background and products are presented in much greater detail at addtoincome. com. It is obvious to me that this man is no hobbyist and is a true professional. Regardless of your level of eBay experience, you owe it to yourself to add this man’s knowledge to your own.

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Have you ever had a jv deal go belly up and wasted valuable time

Have you ever had a JV deal go belly up and wasted valuable time? Doing a JV deal is one of the best ways to make a huge list Of subscribers if it is approached in the right way. I'm pretty sure you know by now that building a list of subscribers is one of the MOST important parts of your online business if you want to make any real money. If you don't know that, let me remind you that the MONEY is in your LIST that's why your credibility and relationship with your subscribers is vital Most JV deals that go sour do so because of a few factors, First of all you don't monitor your partners and things aren't Synchronized and well, timing is vital to make any JV campaign A success. Here are the most common Mistakes made in most JV deals: 1. Not setting up the email subscription script correctly. Sometimes, when you hired a programmer to write the subscription form so that each subscriber will be subscribed to your JV partner's list, there's a bug and the subscription was not successful. To make sure that your subscription works perfectly, get professionals to do it for you or you can use Mike Steup's useful software. I recommend it rather than hiring a programmer at ANY TIME. I've used the software and it proved to be very useful and user-friendly. 2. Not tracking your co-registration campaign If you do not track, how will you know that your JV partners did in fact announce the promotion to their list? Sometimes, it's not their intention of not helping out with the promotion, but forgot to announce it due to their busy schedule. So if you did track, you'll be able to remind them that they have not done it yet. It's not fair if 9 of the 10 JV partners are helping out but the other one is not putting in any effort and getting his/her list built for free. In conclusion, you'll need to plan and coordinate precisely to create a successful campaign. No doubt it's a lot of work, but isn't it worth the effort when you can build a list of targeted subscribers quickly without spending a single cent for advertising? Well I hope this article will help you in the future and You make many successful JV deals in the future. One thing I find extremely helpful in finding the latest Cutting edge Internet Marketing information is a website Called the Affiliate Classroom it contains many resources Which cover all aspects in extreme detail. Here's a link to join their highly informative FREE newsletter: http://tinyurl. com/dt4rb To your future success. Regards. Ryan Blake.

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Transfer huge files online fast and free

If this problem hasn't hit you yet... it will. With the ever-increasing popularity of sharing home-videos, mp3 audios, and other large files online, actually transferring those files to your customers, friends, and family presents a problem. Most email systems limit the size of the files you can send, and often completely restrict some file types, such as. exe, from passing through their email servers. Most computer geeks say, "Just ftp it to your server and I'll download it from the Web." Unfortunately, that solution often proves too much of a hassle, and actually rates impossible for those without ftp access to a website and the knowledge to use it. To solve this problem, a new breed of website file transfer service has emerged to help the technically or time - challenged masses share their huge files online. ** http:// YouSendIt. com ** I discovered this website as most people discover new sites, I saw someone else using it. A friend wanted to send me a 10MB "zip" file while he traveled from San Francisco to Boise. He couldn't use his ftp program to upload it to the Web, and his ISP wouldn't let him send such a huge file. So, he logged on to yousendit. com and completed a 4-step process. (1) He entered my email address, (2) chose the file he wanted to send by browsing his hard drive, (3) entered his email and typed in a brief message, and (4) clicked the "send" button. The service uploaded the file to the web and sent me an email message with a link to download the file from their website. After I downloaded the file, I clicked a link to delete the file from their server. If I didn't bother to click that link, the server would automatically delete the file after 7 days. A few things make this service unique. First, it allows you to send files without forcing you to register as a user; it's totally anonymous. Second, it allows you to send up to a 1 gigabyte file. This enables you to send virtually anything you can think of to anyone with an email address and Internet connection. The site appears to make its money from advertising revenue generated by popup ads and Google AdSense (where they earn a commission every time someone clicks a link). Third, like Hotmail. com did when first starting out, YouSendIt. com encourages message recipients to turn around and use the service to send files to their friends. This "viral marketing" effect should help them spread the word quickly without a huge marketing budget. ** http:// DropLoad. com ** DropLoad. com also enables users to send large files, though they restrict file sizes to 100 MB. However, DropLoad. com offers one extra feature lacking in YouSendIt: delivery confirmation. Dropload enables you to know when the person you sent the file to actually clicks the link to download the file. This cuts down on the "I never got the file" claims and acts like the Post Office making them sign for registered mail. You can't prove they read it, but you can prove they received it. DropLoad. com does require you to register for a username and password, but the service is free. Overall, both services do an excellent job of solving a growing problem for a huge audience worldwide. Also, if you sell information products customers download from the Internet, the link expiration and confirmation features can come in handy (such as giving out free samples or preview copies to potential joint venture partners). © Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved http:// thenetreporter. com

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Direct tv dish or cable service which one

Considering one of these services? Like many millions other people, you are looking to upgrade your entertainment in your home. Recently the more popular choices include these 3 main players. Based on recent report on Kaptain Satellite website ( kaptainsatellite. com), during last year 2005, DirecTV gained more than a million new subscribers. Similarly so for Dish Network. The interesting thing to note is that these new subscribers moved from a cable provider. So why the phenomenon?

What are the comparisons that can be made between these three different providers? Well, both DirecTV and the Dish Network are on a level par in terms of features. They both offer free equipment and installation by professional satellite TV installers. Price wise, they have a much cheaper program rate than cable. And this is at least 50% cheaper at the basic level of subscription compared to cable.

However, the satellite TV giants differ on the issue of additional televisions being hooked up to their system within the home. The Dish Network allows this free of charge. But DirecTV charges for each additional television unit hooked up. This is very much the same for the way cable TV charges. Similarly, DirecTV and cable TV both charges for HDTV equipment. The Dish Network, however, supplies that equipment free of charge to its direct television customers. This comes as a surprise since the Dish Network actually charges less for a basic package than their DirecTV counterparts. There is one big advantage for football fans for DirecTV subscribers, and not Dish Network or cable TV customers. And this is the NFL Sunday Ticket which allows football fans to choose from over 100 Sunday games - as well as access to over 8 other subscription-oriented sports packages.

With the technology that direct TV brings to your set, you could almost feel as if you're at each game! Aside from these variations, both the satellite TV suppliers tend to agree on what features they supply to their subscribers. First, they both offer completely digital channels - unlike cable TV. Second, they both offer High Definition TV (although DirecTV does charge for the equipment). Third, they both offer a relocation package should you move house and want to take your direct TV system with you. And finally they both allow for JD Power. Now, the number of channels provided by direct tv and cable is vastly different. Dish Network and DirecTV both offer over 220 channels to subscribers (this is a maximum total and so not available to all subscribers), compared to cable TV which offers only less than half of this at around 90 channels to choose from on its network. Differences aside, there are some similarities between the three different companies. For example, the satellite TV companies and cable tv allow for multi-channel viewing: if the television is linked to the system, then each television on the system can be tuned to a different program.

Plus, all allow for local sports programming. Even cable allows you to watch your local team in action, and they all have pay-for-view movies and events. Despite all the above, satellite TV itself really have a huge impact, not just on the visual standards of what we watch but their advanced technology gives access to so many more programs than we ever previously dreamed of. Thus allowing subscribers of many diverse interests to be catered to than is possible using the cable TV companies. Check out http:// for more information and articles.

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Download games onto iphone

Most Iphone owners have no idea that they have 2 options if they want to use their Iphone to play games. The first option is to use the inbuilt web browser to play some internet based java games. These can be great fun and get ever more advanced as technology and programming techniques advance. The other option is to actually download games onto the Iphone itself. We're going to explore both within this article. Playing java games using the browser can really be a lot of fun, and is pretty convenient too, as there is no download needed or anything, so it's usually a case of just accessing the right web-page and going from there.

On the downside though, you can only play such games if you are in an appropriate service area for your Iphone. If the phone can't get the internet signal at the quality it needs, the java games will be innaccessible. This is pretty frustrating, especially if you are on the move or your connection just disappears for no reasons, as sometimes happens with cellphones. The other option, downloading the games themselves, is a little more complicated. It's not currently possible to download anything directly onto the Iphone using its own internet connection, so you will need to use a computer and an internet connection to download and then transfer the files to the Iphone. The toughest thing about downloading the games like this is knowing where to get them from. There are thousands of sites all over the net claiming to offer free Iphone downloads of this or that, but if you've spent any time already looking you'll know that most of these sites are nowhere near as good as they first seem. Many people get their downloads from online file sharing sites, the kind which are sometimes in the news for copyright infringements, and these sites are illegal to use. If you download stuff from these guys you are breaking the law, and it's getting easier and easier for the law to see who is downloading what. On the other hand, they aren't only illegal, they can be very damaging to your computer-most sites like this have no government over who uploads what, so you can find yourself downloading the latest game only to find that it's really the latest virus and your computer has just turned into an $800 hunk of irrepairable junk.

Thankfully, during the personal electronics boom of the last couple of years, a few sites have emerged which can offer you unlimited downloads of pretty much anything you may want, and for a pretty good price too. Many of these sites offer you a membership for around the $30 to $50 mark, which seems steep, but when you take into account it provides you with unlimited downloads, in most cases for life, it soon looks like more of a bargain. Also, sites like this are a whole lot safer than the file sharing sites many people use, as they use the administration fees to regulate what they have uploaded etc, so sites like this are definitely preferable. Hopefully this article has shown you a little about downloading games for your Iphone, and you can now get games safely for your Iphone.

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Offsite data backup exposes potential threats of traditional tape backup

: Tape backup is notorious for its inadequacy. It is unreliable, as its properties are dependable on human errors and technologically failures. Tapes are prone to mechanical, thermal and other kind of physical intervention, which can reduce their quality. The data recovery from tapes is only 60% true, as most information is lost due to the technical disadvantages. Tape backups can have slower recovery time than any other off-site backup driver. The potential threats that tapes can bring to the extraction of data is stronger than in any types of information containers. So, the next logical question to be posed here is why should rational businessmen or data admins depend on the inadequate tape systems? Offsite backup is much more reliable, faster and efficient, in comparison to the slow and old-fashioned tape backup. Tapes have a technical annual failure in score of 1 to 12 percent.

Due to this technical drawback, you should provide more tapes for containing information, as you can never be sure if they would work or would crack down. The multiple tapes that you will need for storing all the information will gradually ruin your budget, that’s why tape backup is often more expensive than offside backup, but it resumes its inadequate and slow working features nevertheless. The number of tapes that fail from either technical or administrative mistakes is estimated around 60 %. Just imagine the total budget for restoring the lost information: it will be enough to make your bankrupt! But even more astonishingly, tape backups are still used today in many organizations, which are storing all their valuable files on mere tapes. The span that tapes are reliable is about a year: they tend to gradually decay and lose the stored information. Literally every user has experienced a tape deterioration when storing some files.

Many end users are seriously disappointed when this happens to them , and start searching for other ways to protect their data. Some companies acquire daily backup regime, which is time and money consuming. Although it serves the requirements put by tape backups, it is highly stressing and can impede the daily regime of the enterprise. Tape backups are likely to have drawbacks, the same as disk . Using both methods is probably the best way to have your data protected.

Recovery procedures in the organizations cost a lot of time and money. You should think of all the things that can cause a disaster, and try to prevent them. You should either hire a security specialist, or make sure your network is protected, or even do both. A disaster recovery planning of a company can be a nerve racking experience for the new employees. The larger you organization is, the more data are likely to vanish into thin air (or network gaps). That’s’ why you should protect the system mainly from hackers , as well as from your own mistakes in file storage.

Offsite backup helps you eliminate the threats posed by ordinary tape backup. You eliminate manual intervention, thus reducing any possible human mistakes that can occur. You make everything works in an automatic and simple way, thus saving a lot of precious time for dealing with other tasks. By automating the entire process, you save installation failures, technical breaks, or property loss. Tape needs physical handling, which surely means MISTAKES: people often make mistakes when dealing with important data. By computizing the whole storing, you can easily reach the expected results, rather than shout at your managers and employers for making something wrong.

This whole operation reduces the risks of malfunction up to 20 %: more than a double off the risky percent in tape backup. Maybe the one and only advantage that tape backup has over digital stores, is that it is removable: it can be moved everywhere, and read everywhere, if you have the proper technology. This is a plus, though, it may soon become a minus: the mobility of the tape backups can also lead to someone taking over your information files. Perhaps it is better if you make an offsite backup.

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A Beginner's Guide to the Different eBay Auction Types. Over the years, eBay has introduced all sorts of different auction types, in an effort to give people more options when they buy and sell their things on eBay. For every seller who doesn't like the idea that their item might sell for a far lower price than they intend, there's another who wants to shift hundreds of the same item quickly. eBay tries to cater to all tastes. This email gives you an overview of the different kinds of auctions and their advantages for you. Normal Auctions. These are the bread-and-butter of eBay, the auctions everyone knows: buyers bid, others outbid them, they bid again, and the winner gets the item. Simple. Reserve Auctions. Reserve auctions are for sellers who don't want their items to sell for less than a certain price - a concept you'll know about if you're familiar with real auctions. They work just like normal auctions on eBay, except that the buyer will be told if their bid does not meet the reserve price you set, and they'll need to bid again if they want the item. If no-one is willing to meet your price, then the auction is cancelled, and you keep the item. Fixed Price ('Buy it Now') Auctions. Buy it Now auctions can work in one of two ways. You can add a Buy it Now button to a normal auction, meaning that buyers can choose either to bid normally or to simply pay the asking price and avoid the whole bidding process. Some sellers, though, now cut out the auction process altogether and simply list all their items at fixed price. This lets you avoid all the complications of the auction format and simply list your items for how much you want them to sell for. Recently, eBay added a twist to fixed price auctions: the 'best offer'. This means that buyers can contact you to negotiate a price, which could be a good way to get sell some extra stock at a small discount. The only downside to reserve and fixed price auctions is that you pay a small extra fee to use these formats. In general, it is more worth using reserve auctions for higher-priced items and fixed price auctions for lower-priced ones - but remember that you can combine the two formats. Multiple Item ('Dutch') Auctions. These are auctions where you can sell more than one of a certain item. Dutch auctions can be done by bidding. Buyers bid a price and say how many items they want, and then everyone pays the lowest price that was bid by one of the winning bidders. If you have trouble getting your head around that, then don't worry - everyone else does too! These auctions are very rare. What is more common is when a seller has a lot of one item, and lists it using a combination of two auction types: a multiple-item fixed price auction. This just means that you can just say how many of the item you they have, and offer them at a fixed price per unit. Buyers can enter how many they want and then just click Buy it Now to get them. Now that you know about the different types of auctions, you should make sure that the items you plan to sell don't violate eBay's listing policies. The next email will let you know what's allowed and what is a big no-no.

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Short biography of giorgio armani

Born on July 11, 1934 in a small Italian town, Giorgio Armani has become a symbol, an ambassador of Italian fashion all over the world. Particularly known for his stylish suits worn by top Hollywood actors such as Mel Gibson or Richard Gere, Armani never even thought of becoming a fashion designer in his youth. He went to college to become a medic, but he soon realized that hospitals weren’t for him. He quit in favor of taking photography courses. However, that was not meant to last much either as in 1957 he had to abandon them in order to do his obligatory military service. After that, he got a job at “La Rinascente”, Italy’s leading department store at that time.

In 1964, Armani went to work for Nino Cerruti, an important fashion designer. In 1970, encouraged by his good friend Sergio Galeotti, he left Cerruti and established his own freelance design studio. In 1974, the same friend helped him establish his own company called Giorgio Armani S. p.A. His first collection for men was a huge success and a year later, he launched a collection for women that enjoyed the same enthusiasm from the public. Since then, he continuously developed the Armani Look, which can now be easily recognized by almost everyone. It is well known for its distinct clean, tailored lines. To better understand how popular and successful Giorgio Armani is, I think it’s sufficient to mention that he owns homes in several exotic places such as San Tropez, Forte dei Marmi, Broni, and Pantelleria.

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Big lie 1 buy and hold

Copyright 2006 Equitrend, Inc. So much of what you hear in the financial press these days is so wrong, that one must consider most financial television and print to be strictly for entertainment purposes only. In this article, we’re going to examine one of the big lies constantly being pedaled, the myth of Buy and Hold. “Buy a stock or mutual fund and hold it through thick and thin for 30 years and you will make money,” they say. “On an annual basis, the market goes up a little less than 2/3 of the time. Over 5 years, it goes up ѕ of the time. Over 30 years, you are virtually guaranteed a positive return.” They spout these statistics because the financial industry is wholly dependent on buy and hold. With a buy and strategy, your broker doesn’t need to know how to manage money or guard your portfolio. All he has to do is sell you more products and collect his commission, or more recently, a hefty percentage of your portfolio as a “management fee.” In a perfect world of ever rising stock prices, buy and hold would be a viable plan, but the real world tells a different story, a sad story of the consequences of blindly following a buy and hold strategy. Here are the tragic facts: * $100,000 invested in the S&P 500 in January, 2000, was worth $84,901.72 in January, 2006. * $100,000 invested in the NASDAQ 100 in January, 2000, declined to $44,370.97 by January, 2006. * The average recession in the United States decreases major U. S. equity indexes 43%. * The NASDAQ decline from March, 2000 to October, 2002, will require a 461% gain just to get to break even. * Of 16 major national stock markets, investors from only five would have been guaranteed positive annual returns over every 20 year period during the past century. At best, buy and hold investors have been treading water for the last six years, and by treading water, they’ve actually been going backwards since the Consumer Price Index has been going up an average of 2.5% per year. But to many investors, treading water would have looked like a really good deal. They were the people who watched their nest eggs implode by as much as 80% between 2000 and 2002 while their brokers and mutual fund managers did nothing to save them. Retirements were destroyed; millions had to return to work, dreams were put on hold. Families suffered and still suffer today in real and tangible ways. And today many say that The Millennium Bear Market of 2000 can’t happen again. But it has happened before and will happen again! Between 1972 and 1974, the NASDAQ dropped 60% and stayed down until April, 1980. Eight years of negative returns. Not to mention the Dow crash of 1987 or the fourteen year bear market in the Nikkei Index. Even without a headline making drop, U. S. stock returns over the last five years have been negative when factored for inflation. The only sane solution for an investor today is to educate himself and find a better way to protect and grow his wealth. There are a number of proven options available, but the absolute worst thing one can do is listen to the pundits who tell you to “buy and hold.”

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Student loans alternatives what is the right decision

For students who are unable to get student loans, the fun and kicks of college might be virtually non - existent. There are many more payments to make apart from books and Tuition. Just imagine how difficult it can be for students who also have to pay living expenses because they have to live apart from their families while in college. Student loans can be a lifesaver because it saves many students from breakdowns that can occur as a result of the stress of payments and college courses. At the beginning, a student may find it difficult to get one of these student loans. This doesn't mean that getting student loans is a piece of cake. These Federal student loans are supported by the government and this sees to it that you don't pay high interest rates. Any student who opts for the private student loans will have to pay increased interest rates and will need good credit records.

Subsidized and unsubsidized rates are available for students obtaining student loans. Except if the interest is being paid by another person that is when rates may accrue while the student who takes the loan is still enrolled in school. It helps a student to know that he/she won't have to pay any extra rates while he is still in school. You might not be so lucky if your type of interest rate is unsubsidized because rates will be accrued even while you are in school. If these payments aren't made, the interest will keep rising thereby increasing the amount to be paid back, but the good thing is that you will have more time to pay. Are you a student interested in a federal loan? Then go ahead and fill out a FAFSA form. You may also have to fill a college scholarship profile application form. No need to start getting hot and bothered over the cost because it is almost free. FAQs about getting a student loans: What is a 'credit record'? A credit record is, in essence a documented history of any type of credit you have been given for the last six years. It discloses how much you have been lent and whether you have ignored any obligations etc. A credit record allows potential loan providers to search through your financial past so that they will be able to make a determination as to whether to extend you a loan. The data on your record is complied by credit reference agencies for instance, Equifax and Experian. They take data from public documents (e. g. the electoral roll, legal judgments etc) and from loan companies as well as financial institutions: e. g. credit accounts, credit applications. What is a 'credit check'? A credit check is a search performed by a possible lender to determine your suitability for borrowing. They will look at your credit record to see your current and previous credit history. They can then award you a credit score to identify whether the manner in which you control your financial affairs fulfils their criteria for being granted credit. What is a 'credit score'? A credit score or credit rating is an approach that would-be loan providers use for calculating the credit eligibility of a borrower. They will research the potential borrower's credit file, the data on their application and the amount of loan requested. They will then employ a numerical rating process to evaluate the size of 'risk' connected to lending to the potential borrower. Credit Reference Agencies : Experian is one of the important credit referencing agencies in the country. Loan providers will turn to credit referencing agencies to find out about the qualifications of an applicant founded on their credit record. This is known as a credit file. As a consumer, it's possible to get a printed copy of your report from Experian to check that all the facts and figures on it are truthful and that your particulars aren't being used in some fraudulent way. Equifax is one of the significant credit referencing agencies in the country. Equifax gathers all your financial data from various places to establish a file that details your personal credit history - i. e. your credit report. When you fill out an application for any kind of credit, loan providers will examine you report to see your credit record. You may get a printed copy of your credit report when ever you like to check that all is in order. The Equifax website has plenty of valuable advice on sensible financial choices and guarding yourself from fraudulent schemes.

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Penny stocks and the investments

Recently, investors commence sharing in the penny stocks. This action occurred especially after investors began to realize that they had the ability to invest chump change in a selection of companies. In short, investors could invest a few pennies or dollars in small companies around the United States. Since Forex and the stock market exchange industry has higher risks many newcomers to the stock market will invest in penny stocks. Penny stocks allow investors to put up five bucks and potentially win $25. If the investors lost their money, so what, it was only a few pennies or dollars. For the most part, it is simple to invest in penny stocks. Investors must open broker accounts online to get started. These accounts are compared to bank accounts.

Brokers will charge small fees, which is subtracted from the account each time a holder invests in the stocks. These fees will cover basic account duties that the broker tends to. Brokers do not give advice. These people invest in stock markets themselves. To get advice the investors must pay nominal fees for stock newsletters. The freebies will mislead investors, so experienced investors will avoid these offers. Most of the freebies will also direct investors' right into scammer hands. Paid newsletters are regulated by the law. You pay a few pennies to get the information. This is a great option if you intend to invest in penny stocks. To find a broker visit the Internet. You will find quality services and other offers to help you learn about penny stocks. Read the paid newsletters so that you know what you are getting into. NEVER step in to stock market without being informed. You will find plenty of stock articles online too. Use the articles as your guide to learn about stock markets. Be careful since some articles may mislead you just as the free newsletters will. Make sure you search for articles that include facts and evident links to verify statements, recommendations, et cetera. When you are informed, you get the most of your stock experiences. If you are new to the stock market, start with the penny stocks first and then move to other types of stock marketing. Forex stock market, (Foreign Stock Market Exchange) exchange and stock markets often request that you invest a large amount of cash to get started. Learn the ropes by starting out small and then moving to larger investments in stock markets after you feel confident that you know what you are doing.

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How do we make the perfect coffee

Drive down just about any street in the United States and you will spot people holding coffee cups walking into their place of employment or just on a lazy morning stroll. With specialty coffee shops strategically tucked in our business districts, one would think coffee has always been in the United States, but this ever growing trend is not an original American idea. It is believed that the first coffee trees were found in Ethiopia. Several urban legends surround the discovery of the coffee bean – the most familiar being a farmer who watched his goats eating the beans, and out of curiosity, ingested one and was impressed with the surge of energy the bean produced - but cannot be substantiated. But what we do know is that coffee beans found its way through the Arabian Peninsula that led to Yemen and Arabia. Yemen was the first area to cultivate the coffee bean.

From there, it made its way to Turkey, where coffee beans were first roasted and then crushed and boiled in water, producing a very primitive version of the coffee we drink today. Trade merchants brought coffee to Europe, and it quickly took off. Coffee houses popped up rampantly, and were the sites of philosophical and other intellectual discussions. Then, in the 1700’s a French captain brought a tree from Europe to the Americas, and planted it on the Caribbean Island of Martinique. From there, coffee consumption spread like wild fire in Central and South America. And in the mid-1800’s, Italy put its own spin on coffee by perfecting espresso in their region. France was known for making the first espresso machine, but the Italians found a way to add to the technology. They were the first manufacturers of the now ever popular espresso machine, and espresso remains a significant aspect of their culture today.

America added its own spin to coffee consumption. In the 1970’s, the “coffee revolution” was born in Seattle, WA. At that point, the latte – a coffee and milk beverage - was created, and sought after throughout the United States. This ingenious invention that has American buzzing around their jobs and life helped change the quality of coffee we drink now. It has also begun to quickly spread to other parts of the world – coffee shops and other coffee venues can be seen just about anywhere globally – but Americans are still dubbed the largest consumers of coffee. Today, coffee is one of the largest world commodities – it falls second to petroleum world-wide. The coffee industry employs over 20 million people, 5 million alone in Brazil. Coffee industry workers cultivate and harvest over 3 billion plants all over the world – which helps support the approximately 400 billion cups of coffee consumed each year. In the United States, the coffee industry pulls in annual revenues of over a billion.

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Best recipes old fashioned chocolate milkshake

Is there any drink more delicious to chocolate lovers than a tall glass of frosty chocolate milk? How about a chocolate milkshake? Chocolate milkshakes are easy to make and a delicious indulgence to have with your classic restaurant meal consisting of hamburger, shake and fries. Instead of heading out to the closest fast food joint when you feel that chocolate milkshake craving coming on, why not get out the blender and make it yourself? Chocolate milkshakes are easy to make and you can control how much chocolate syrup and ice cream you use – and best of all, you decide the quality of ingredients that go into your glass of chocolate heaven. Here’s a quick and easy chocolate milkshake recipe: Old Fashioned Chocolate Milkshake 1 cup chocolate or vanilla ice cream Ѕ cup whole milk 3 – 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup Directions Put all the ingredients a blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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An introduction to shrink wrap machinery

The shrink wrap process involves two stages – the enveloping of the pack in shrink wrap either totally or partially and – the application of heat to the shrink wrap film which activates the material’s memory of its non-stretched molecular chains. The application of shrink wrap can be divided into two principal types – transit and display. Transit The purpose of transit packaging is to offer the lowest cost option for packaging. The material used is almost exclusively polyethylene, which will provide the appropriate strength at the lowest available cost. A typical application is the collation of individual packs with or without tray support. The most frequent use of the forgoing involves the packaging of a quantity of cans or bottles or cartons for distribution. The equipment used involves a sleeve or bundle sealer working in conjunction with a shrink tunnel. Two rolls of material produce a sleeve of film around the pack, which is then processed through the tunnel. Generally, these open sleeves do not cause any disadvantages to the pack integrity although a modification can be made to the tunnel whereby an attempt is made to have the hole closed through excess, annealed film. A considerable amount of automation is offered for this process so that one may find a full range of manual, semi and fully automatic sealers and at maximum through-put, one can find lines with speeds of up to 200 packs per minute. The processing of polyethylene is distinguished by the need for the shrink wrap film to reach an almost melt state, after which cooling will provide significant additional shrink. As a consequence, tunnels require specific cooling devices if elevated output speeds are needed. All of this equipment may be used to wrap individual packs where collation is not required but a degree of protection is needed. Applications may vary from radiators through to office doors and bolts of cloth. Display The identical processes are also applied but with display shrink film where products have a natural requirement to use a sleeve. Gift wrap and wallpaper rolls fall into this category. The principles remain the same although both the sealer and tunnel will be modified to accommodate individual rolls with appropriately small diameters. Turning to mainstream display applications, the main characteristic is the use of a total wrap. In every single case, the sealer must now create a flat, two-dimensional bag around the product. The product and this bag are then processed through a shrink tunnel to achieve the desired effect. At the most basic level, this is achieved using an L-Sealer and folded film. The product is manually placed between the two layers of film and again manually placed into the sealer. The seal is completed and the pack placed on the tunnel conveyor. This is a continuous process that also produces an element of scrap film. Automation is applied to the seal head and also to the pack support. Then, the seal process and the removal of the pack to the tunnel become automated. Generally, this is regarded as semi-automation. The clamping of the sealer head will be carried out using either a solenoid or a pneumatic ram. Full automation of an L-sealer will allow packs to be automatically fed into the film and through to the sealer. Manual vs. Automatic Over the last few years, there has been a general polarisation of the above machines into manual and fully automatic, with relatively few machines being used in semi-automatic form. A manual machine will produce in the order of 10 packs per minute whilst a fully automatic will produce in the order of 20 packs per minute and there is relatively little speed advantage to be gained from a semi-automatic sealer. Costs also have a significant influence here since entry level equipment can be purchased at significantly less than 2000 pounds whilst fully automatic shrink wrap machinery can be purchased at significantly less than 20,000 pounds. The conventional use of a manual sealer and tunnel has been significantly reduced by the use of combined seal and shrink machines, commonly referred to as chamber equipment. These machines have a particularly small foot print and operate generally from single phase. The sealer head incorporates a plastic enclosure whilst heat is stored within the unit so that a combined seal and shrink can take place. The maximum output that can be achieved from a fully automatic sealer will be in the order of 25-35 packs per minute. As a consequence, both side seal and flow wrap machines are used to offer speeds approaching 100 packs per minute. The methodology remains the same as ever – to wrap the pack in a two dimensional bag of shrink wrap film. Frequently, flat film is used although folded film is still applied by a number of machines. The sealer will be able to process individual packs at a much higher rate through the ability to seal at an appropriately higher rate. Cross seals involve the seal device travelling with the pack whilst side seal or overlap seal mechanisms allow for film to be sealed continuously. These same machines may be applied to other bagging requirements – in particular the mailing of magazines. Machinery can be specifically customised to take advantage of any shrink wrap film’s particular attributes to allow an appropriate pack to be achieved. One example of the foregoing is the modification of this process to allow for modified atmosphere packaging of food using barrier shrink film.

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As long as you try your best there is no such thing as failure

I always say to my children, as long as you try your best, there is no such thing as failure. I believe this one hundred percent and it is a philosophy I am trying to install into my kids. When I worked in the insurance industry, I used to sit the insurance examinations. I would always study hard and give it my all, however there were only three options as results. These were, distinction, pass or fail. I hate this word fail, in their eyes I failed twice, but did I though?

As already stated, I could not have tried any harder, therefore how dare they call me a failure. This result of fail is also a very negative and some what cruel mark. The question I would like answered, is did I fail by a long way, only a couple of points or quite a few points? Seeing the word fail tells me nothing. I personally think that everybody should be given a mark, possibly with an A for the best mark, going down to a G for the worst.

I was discussing this very subject with a colleague from work. He actually agreed with the points I was making and told me about an argument he had with one of his teachers when he was at school. He had overheard this particular teacher, discussing his sisters previous years examination results, with another teacher. They were being very critical about her, basically saying how badly she had done. My colleague knew how much effort his sister had put in and told the teacher as much, stating that in his eyes she had passed every one of those exams. Whatever you do in life, as long as you try your best, your can do no more. Stephen Hill

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Silhouettes creation using adobe photoshop

Do you want your image to have that commercial look? If you want to learn how to make a stunning background like what you always see on posters, follow these simple steps. When you read a magazine, try to focus on the ad pages. Can you see cigarette ad with valleys and lakes for a background? Or a waterfall that was set behind a bar of soap? These images are called silhouetted images.

When you say silhouette, it means that an image does not have a background of its own. It uses either text or other images as its environment. But before you can make this kind of image in Photoshop, you will have to create a Clipping Path first. The first step is to put your image before a white background. You can do this by cutting an image from one document and pasting it to another document with a white background and make the necessary modifications.

But, it is much better if you photograph your desired image and put a plain white paper or something for a background. Then, you can add text to serve as its background. That was easy. But what if you are required to use another image as a background? This can be solved by the Clipping Path. How do we use this? From the Selection icon located at the bottom of the Path palette, click the Make Work Path.

This converts any selected area in the image into a path. You can use the other selection tools to select an image. To select the white areas of the background, use the Magic Wand Tool. From the Select menu, choose Inverse to select the opposite areas.

When you click on the Selection icon at the bottom of the Path palette, the selected image will be made into a path. Use the Pen tool to adjust your image. Now, you will have to set your path to Clipping Path. To do so, from the path palette submenu, choose the Clipping Path.

A dialog box will open. This allows you to choose which path to use as a Clipping Path. Now you can save the file in EPS or TIFF file format. This will mask your bitmap image when placed into page layout drawing programs or drawing software. Through this, any bitmap image will have high quality and will be resolution-independent.

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