Theres an explosion in the world of extreme sports as more and more people see for themselves what powerbockers can really do. Europe, Asia and Northern America are all seeing an exponential growth. Its new, its hot, its easy to learn and just in case you forgot, extremely fun.
We owe it all to Alexander Boeck, the man who invented these jumping stilts. The very name of PowerBockers is actually a hat-tip in his direction. Inspired by how kangaroos manage to jump and run faster than any man, he empowered people everywhere. The company he founded sells jumping stilts to this day and yes you can find them here. Just check the tab called PowerSkips. Remember though that they are aimed for the real pros and due to their quality, they cost quite a lot.
Dont worry though! Youll find your pair ofjumping stiltshere. This is the beauty of this sport. You can find the appropriate hardware no matter if you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro. The prices also can cover a lot of budgets. All that it takes is determination to have some outrageous fun and the desire to feel, at least once, superhuman. From that point on, it all flows easily.
Arent you at least curious to find out what the fuss is all about? Although the number of powerbockers is constantly rising, we are still relatively few. Why not be a trendsetter for once, rather than a trend follower?
Theres a world of fun and adrenaline you can find here. Look around, take your time, but keep in mind that other people are doing the very same thing. If you really want to be the one that discovers this brand new hot thing, you should hurry.
We insist that all appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) a.k.a. safety gear, be worn while using your Jumping Stilts.
Recommended PPE when using jumping stilts constists of a helmet, elbow pads knee pads and wrist guards.
You the buyer/operator, accept full responsibility and will not hold or the manufacturer responsible for any injury, minor or serious, resulting from the use or misuse of Jumping Stilts.
This software will allow you to download, save and edit youtube videos
Packaged bank accounts and value added accounts come with all sorts of names but in principal offer a deal to account holders for a monthly fee, the norm is to package mobile phone insurance, travel insurance, breakdown cover and charge a monthly fee for the extras. So what names do these accounts go under? There are literally hundreds so lets start with just a sample from the main high street providers.
Lloyds Premier Current account 25pm
Halifax Ultimate reward current account 12.50pm
Santander Premium current account 20pm
How do you decide what is right for you? The big thing withpackaged bank accountsand added value accounts is to firstly figure out what you need and then establish the level of cover that is offered through the relevant account type. Just to make it more complicated each bank listed above has a variety of fee based accounts.
Checking cover is extremely important, what you dont want is to cancel your mobile phone or breakdown cover to find that you cant make a claim when you need it. On the otherside of packaged bank accounts you may find that paying no interest on your packaged account overdraft is a real benefit!
Typical products on offer within packaged bank accounts:
Mobile phone insurance, including iPhones
Car breakdown cover for on the road or your driveway
Annual worldwide multi-trip travel insurance may include winter sportsand may not
Home emergency cover with a 24 hour helpline for assistance
Dine out at over 700 UK restaurants for 25% less
10% off selected holidays and flights
Save up to 60% at over 21,000 hotels
Complimentary access to UK airport lounges
25% cash-back on top gigs and live shows
Extended warranty cover on domestic electrical goods
Tailored rates on your credit card, personal loans (except online loans) and mortgages
Interest free or reduced interest overdrafts
Discounts on credit card interest rates
As you can see the list feels endless and can either offer very good or very bad value for money. The message is to check what you want out of an account. You can also claim back your fees at yourPPI claimsatClaims Winner PPI Claims
You will be amazed at the wide variety ofgazebos for salethat are available online and right for your budget. It can come in a specific shape, material, and style that complement your garden scenery and your impeccable taste. If you are looking around for a perfect gazebo for you, do check out this guide first.
A gazebo is a structure that provides shelter or a place to rest in a landscape such as in a park, garden, or any outdoor space. It can be a tent-style or a pavilion structure that is open on all sides for sufficient ventilation. Aside from providing shade to its occupants, a gazebo is also used as a focal point or ornamental feature in a backyard. It blends well with your well-manicured garden and exquisite flowers.
A gazebo is the perfect spot to relax and commune with nature. You can bring here your favorite book read and enjoy the quiet moment with yourself. It lends a great ambiance for barbecue parties and special night out which could be just right outside your backyard.
Thegazebos for salein the market can be created depending on your objective for desiring one or the type of occasion. It comes in different shapes such as round, octagon, hexagon, rectangular, or square. The size of the sides will vary based on the style that you will choose. The color would again depend on your chosen design. Colors such as green, white, or natural wood are some of the usual choices.
The canopy of a gazebo can be made with heavier materials (wood or wrought iron) or with other lighter materials (canvas or fabric).
With modern innovations, you can now purchase the components of your gazebo in precut or ready-to-install panels. Building one type of a gazebo should not really be that challenging because a gazebo kit is bundled in with the required hardware and instructions that you can follow. It is a nice DIY (Do-It-Yourself) project that you can complete in a weekend or two.
Here are the eight (8) types of gazebos for sale that are familiar with the home and garden enthusiasts:
This type covers a big area and typically has a 12-sided opening and tiered roof design. The materials used can be wood (cedar, pine, or redwood) or polyester canvass for stability. It is enjoying outdoor living in great style. With its wide space, it can also serve as an extra room during an outdoor camping.
This is the most common type of gazebos for sale that you would find in a normal backyard. It has 6 sides and is usually made of wood. It is a free standing structure and you can add another tier of roof to its existing one. Installing benches and railings will ensure that you have comfortable bonding moments with your family and friends during backyard parties.
Most couples are opting to hold their wedding ceremony at the beach or in a whimsical garden. It is just the right backdrop to say your wedding vows. A beautifully decorated wedding gazebo adds charm and elegance to a wedding ceremony. You can either rent this gazebo or build it from a kit. It may be as small as a hexagonal gazebo but you may consider getting a bigger size if you wish to also hold your reception in this gazebo.
A wedding gazebo that is getting popular with modern couples is the wrought iron gazebo dome. It looks fantastic when you decorate it with fresh flowers, garlands, or ribbons. Adding some garden lights provides that special spark for the evening. This gazebo is made of wrought iron from top to button so this is something to consider if you wish to have some extra protection or shade during the ceremony.
There are some great rotunda gazebos for sale that can serve as a sort of summer house for your family due to its large size. This type of gazebo is circular in shape and has a domed roof.
A pop up gazebo is a free standing structure that can lend you the much needed shelter in a matter of minutes. It serves as a temporary protection especially when the rain comes down in the middle of your garden party or a big outdoor event. They are designed to be portable, with ground stakes and carrying bag bundled in the kit.
When choosing a pop up gazebo, make sure that the material is of quality and waterproof. Stay away from the cheap canvass canopy. One style can have screens or walls that can be rolled down to completely enclose the gazebo space. This feature keeps the bugs out which is good.
Simply imagining yourself in a hot tub after a long day at work is pure bliss. It is made more special by bringing the hot tub outside to enjoy the beauty of nature and the gentle caress of the wind. Relaxing back with a champagne flute in your hands is the ultimate height of luxury. A hot tub gazebo is usually designed with a flat wall on one side and an oval wall on the other.
A pergola gazebo is a long covered walkway that is supported by pillars. The ceiling is framed with an open lattice and vines are weaving in and out of the lattice for a romantic touch. It serves as an awesome passageway or shelter to cross over between two buildings.
If you love the structure of a Pagoda Temple then you can extend this similar style to the Pagoda gazebo that you will be creating. It mimics the pagoda roofs from ancient eastern culture and you can set it to have multiple layers to serve as towers. Adding a Temple Pagoda lighted fountain and Solar Pagoda lights in this gazebo would complete your ultimate Zen experience.
It is fun choosing the right type for you among the availableparty tents for salethat you can see online. Within the intimate space of a perfect gazebo, you are provided the chance to create more fond memories with your family especially on summer days.
In 2009, a lady called Susan Plevin successfully recovered her Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) in relation to a facility she had with Paragon. Once Mrs Plevin had received her PPI refund, she became suspicious regarding another transaction that she became aware of, which was that 72% of the premium went to a third party by way of a commission. She then began a legal challenge regarding this commission, which had not been disclosed to her when she took out the loan facility in 2006, which went against other rulings in the past.
Susan Plevin took out a loan of 34,000 in 2006 to which was added 5780 premium for PPI. Of that premium 4910 was taken in commission by the firms that arranged it leaving 1630 as the actual cost of the insurance. So nearly 72% of the premium went in commission. None of those figures were revealed to her and she brought a claim in 2009 that the PPI deal was unfair because the amount of commission was not disclosed to her. The Supreme Court agreed.
Eventually, through the various court processes that Mrs Plevin had to follow, she successfully won a Supreme Court ruling (so basically it cannot be challenged) and Paragon agreed to it. This overturned a previous court decision and agreed with Mrs Plevin that the commission paid by the firm should have been disclosed to her. This ruling was made in November 2014. Whilst we do not know the specific details of Mrs Plevins case, we do understand that she received a refund of the commission that was paid to the third party because the firm did not disclose it at the time the loan was taken out and it was not disclosed within the paperwork that Mrs Plevin signed.
There is one area that the Court did not cover and that is the level of refund that anyone in this position is entitled to. This has led the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to become involved and decide how the ruling regarding Plevin v Paragon should be addressed.
InPlevinthe Supreme Court considered whether non-disclosure of the commission paid to a lender or intermediary out of a PPI premium could make the lenders relationship with the consumer unfair under s. 140A of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA). It concluded that although there was no regulatory requirement for firms to disclose commission there might be a tipping point where the commission becomes so large that the relationship cannot be regarded as fair (taking into account all circumstances) if the customer is kept in the dark. In Mrs Plevins case 71.8% of the premium she paid was taken as commission. The court regarded this as beyond the tipping point but did not indicate exactly where the tipping point lay. Mrs Plevins case had to be remitted to the County Court for that court to decide what relief if any should be granted taking into account all of Mrs Plevins individual circumstances and the specific facts of her case.
Since the Court ruling of Plevin v Paragon in November 2014, the FCA has attempted to work out how to deal with the consequences of any hidden commission being paid to third parties by lenders where PPI has been applied.
Whilst the Court has decided that it is unfair, it did not decide within its ruling at what level any commission payments should be addressed. Therefore, the FCA is looking at this further and working out how best to deal with it. There are of course arguments that all of the commission paid should be refunded because none of it was disclosed. The FCA has initially come back and stated that it believes that probably between 40% to 50% of it is acceptable and that the balance should be refunded.
However, there are bound to be further challenges regarding this and lenders will probably treat these claims on a case-by-case basis. We believe, however, that any commission that was not detailed should be refunded, together with statutory interest as, lets be honest, the lenders should not have been making this payment and, if they were making this payment, they should of course have disclosed it within their documentation at the point of sale!
Following feedback off the back of a consultation paper published in November last year, the FCA has now settled on a proposal package regarding PPI complaints. These proposals aim to bring about a definite and satisfactory conclusion to the PPI issue, by addressing the following:
Commission:profits made from the sale of PPI policies will be readdressed and included within the framework of what constitutes fair consumer treatment, as large profit shares cultivate an unfair relationship between the lender and client.
Rebates:refunds made to customers upon cancellation of a PPI policy will be taken into consideration when calculating redress for a complaint, likely leading to reduced redress amounts.
Varying commission rates:new regulations will clarify how to ensure fairness and calculate redress in situations where commission rates or profit shares have varied throughout the duration of the PPI policy.
Although the aim of this post is to provide an honest, independent review of Bluehost, there was obviously a reason I wrote this review in the first place. What is that reason you may ask? Well, because I love the company of course.
With that in mind, Ive decided to review five aspects of Bluehost that I love. Some of these points will be obvious to people who already use their services, others will be new and you might want to explore (point 2 for example). If you are researching bluehost before you decide to join with them then I hope this post helps with your decision.
There are literally thousands of hosting companies out there these days that it can be hard to know which company to use. However, whether you are a professional webmaster or you want to build your first site, good support is a must.
This is a standard for most high quality hosting companies, but the different with bluehost is that they actually know what they are doing. You wont get some pubescent teen on the end of your live chats who doesnt know what you are talking about, instead youll be faced with an experienced professional. On top of that, the live chats are always available, in fact Ive never seen a time when there was nobody there to speak to you.
This point in itself is the most important reason to choose a host in my opinion.
Not only do bluehost offer a great service that you naturally want to shout about, they also give you the opportunity to do that shouting. Their affiliate program offers $65 for every sign-up you can get to their service. In honesty, this is actually lower than the likes of Hostgator who will pay $125 per sign-up if you can get them 21 sign-ups in a month. However, you only receive $50 from hostgator unless you send them more than 5 people in a month which is rare for the average person.
I have been in touch with bluehost personally about their affiliate program, even when I was not a member and they got back to me very promptly with some great advice.
Bluehost keep online over 800,000 domains which probably means they have over half a million customers. Talk about social proof. Knowing a company can keep over 500,000 people happy month after month is a great sign that you can trust them. Not only that, but my personal experience tells me that I can as well. They constantly deliver quick answers to me and I have never had any problems with backups or database crashes.
Problems common with other hosting companies.
As I briefly mentioned at the beginning of this post, you always receive people in their support area who know what Im doing. What I also mentioned was that there are literally thousands of hosting companies to choose from and new ones cropping up all the time. The reason for this is that it is very easy to become a reseller of these larger, professional companies like bluehost and make money if you can get some clients, then rely on someone else for all the server upgrades and support.
I can tell you right now, not many hosting companies can genuinely claim that they have been around since 1996. Wellbluehost can. Thats right, probably before you or I even had decent access to the internet, bluehost were starting their company and hosting websites for thousands of people. The bottom line is simple: they know what they are doing.
The final thing you have to love bluehost for is their prices, who can complain at a $6.95 per month price tag when you get to host unlimited domains? Im putting my neck on the line here but you will actually find people in webmaster forums selling hosting with more space for even $2-3 per month.
The problem with this is quite simply that these people are over-selling. If they received 1,000 clients very quickly there is no way they could scale and still offer their solution. Or if you started getting some great traffic to your site they would crumble. You wont have this problem with a company like bluehost.
So, there you have it5 reasons Ilovebluehost. Feel free to share your own in the comments!
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A source of high quality stock photos is an essential tool for all WordPress bloggers. From illustrating web pages to accompanying blog posts, they form part of the visitor experience and are an essential part of creating a WordPress site that looks authentic and professional.
With research showing that images alongside content help to hold the attention of the reader and maintain their concentration span, its even more important that they are utilised in order to push key messages and to engage with the target audience.
There are a wide number of sites which hold millions of images; some are available for download at no cost, and for others there is a charge per photo or through a subscription package.
With this in mind, it was decided to carry out a review of 11 of the most popular stock photo sites to see:
How wide a choice they offer when popular search terms were used
The quality of the results for commercial use
All of these sites could provide stock photos for your WordPress blog.
To ensure consistency, the same search keywords were used each time. We used a mix of popular digital marketing phrases, and then two general terms where the results may be required for the needs of a particular client.
The results arent ranked in any way, but give a comprehensive overview of the range and quality of the findings at the time of the review.
Cost: Free but ensure that the copyright holder has given permission to download
Flickr is the first choice for many bloggers searching for royalty-free images. Its a service which is constantly evolving.
With a new image recognition tool used now as standard, all user photos are tagged with keywords and geo tags. This makes searching more straightforward. The images are presented in a beautiful layout, and the simple search function means its a one stop shop for general use.
Flickr requires a Yahoo account, but once youre a member, you can follow photographers and gather your own favourite images. You can also share and download them, if the member permits.
Its important to only download images legally available, by applying the correct filter. On the screen where Any License is displayed, clicking on this will reveal a number of options. Be sure to select Commercial Use Allowed.
Flickr is great for generic searches, but sp,e niche keywords yield limited results.
Cost: Monthly packs, Pay as You Go credits or Daily Subscriptions
StockFresh provided excellent results for all our test keywords, including high quality stock photos and vector graphics. Signing up is free, quick and easy and there are some really useful search tools to narrow down the results; image type, size and even the number of people in the image.
Bloggers can purchase images quickly, and all choices were clearly described as to the cost per image. It was also good to see that when flicking between the different packages, the price per image changed accordingly.
Cost: Daily and monthly subscriptions, with free trials available
With over 28 million images available, BigStock delivered good results on the review keywords. The pricing for photos is good value and the range of packages available is easy to understand.
Vectors can be a little more expensive, so wed recommend trying some of the other sites first if you are looking for illustrations. But for photos to accompany web pages or WordPress blogs, this is an excellent site to choose.
Bigstock says its staff pride themselves on their high level of live chat customer service.
Cost: Various subscriptions, including exclusive rights
Known for many years as a premium provider of stock images, Getty Images has a fantastic array of consistently relevant and high quality photos. Every keyword produced thousands of results and it assists by offering autofill options as you type in the search box.
The website is easy to navigate, and as they have localised sites for many languages, its a great choice when working with clients in other parts of the world. There are over 35 million images available, and its possible to purchase the exclusive rights of an image to ensure its not used by anyone else in any kind of media.
The only main issues are that pricing varies per image, and the way in which the image is used. Its not possible to know the cost unless logged in and an account has been created; you then have to click Calculate to work it out. For a blogger, this could be a little too time consuming.
Google Images is popular image search engine the world over, but care must be taken to use it legally. Theres no charge for any images here, but its important to filter correctly.
Before searching, click on Search Tools, then Usage Rights and finally Labeled for Reuse. Almost any generic keyword will result in a good choice of images, but because they are scraped from Googles search results, the resolution or photographic quality isnt guaranteed.
We got good results for all of our test words and phrases. More unusual searches yielded limited results, and very popular words can often serve up non-relevant images.
If you have the time, this is a good way to source blog images for free.
Cost: A small number of free images, as well as Pay as You Go and subscription plans
iStockPhoto is run by Getty Images and is a great choice for bloggers wanting royalty-free low cost images. Using the keywords produced a huge range of fantastic images, although the site was a little more challenging to navigate for general searches.
The fact the images are often lower resolution is reflected in the prices, but they are more than adequate for use on a WordPress blog. Small resolution can actually be desirable, since youll eat up less of your web hosting space.
The pay as you go pricing means theres no need to commit to buying iStock credits up front, so you arent tied in to a huge spend. Each month there is a free photo and a free illustration to download; these may not be of use immediately, but they are well worth grabbing for a future project.
Cost: Various; credits, daily plans and monthly subscriptions available, as are corporate packages
Fotolia has expansive selection of photos, illustrations and vectors available for all the keywords in our test.
As well as a straight forward selection of purchase packages, multi-user subscriptions are available for companies that have more than one person sourcing images. They also offer a choice of licenses; standard or extended depending on the intended use.
The images can be found through searching for keywor