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6 Types of Questions in English You Need To Know

In English there are 6 different kinds of questions. An utterance is a question if it has one or more of these four markers: rising intonation; inverted word order; a question word: who, what, where, when, how, how, why: or the word or. The different types of questions are differentiated based on the presence of the marker(s).

1. Statement with a rising intonation

The first kind of question has the word order of a statement but is spoken with a rising tune instead of a falling one.

You are serious? It was right? They were surprised? You can fly? You have done the work? This is a joke? You are leaving now? The Rangers won? You are from Bali? You live in Australia? You joined EzineArticles.com? You passed the test? She’s your boss?

The marker is intonation. These are “yes-no’ questions- the speaker is asking for confirmation or denial of what he understands. Such questions are most likely when the questioner has heard something and wants repetition.

2. With 24 Auxiliaries

The more common sort of question is made with inversion-placing an operator in first place. An operator (a form of be: is am, are, was/were, do/does,did, have/has/had, used to/ or one of the modal verbs can/could, will/would, shall/should, may/might, must, ought to, dare or need), which follows the subject in a statement, precedes the statement in a question. If the statement has no such operator, the empty form do occurs in the corresponding question. There are 24 operators or auxiliaries altogether in English.

Is this a good site to follow? Am I late? Are you leaving now? Were you in the office last night? Do you live in Indonesia? Does EzineArticles.com help you a lot in writing? Did it rain here yesterday? Have you got work today? Has your article been approved? Had you learnt before you left for USA? Used he to work in England before? Can you drive? Could you tell me why your account bees suspended? Shall I call you tonight? Should I go and see the manager now? May I help you? Might he come over? Must I heave up anchor? Ought she to do right? Need I contact the company? Dare he come to meet the boss?

These are also yes-no questions. The marker is the inverted word order; consequently, intonation is less important and either a rising or a falling tune may be used.

3. Tag Question

A similar but different way of asking the same thing is to make a statement and attach a tag question. The tag question has an operator which matches the verb of the statement and a pronoun which matches the subject.

You’re leaving now, aren’t you? You aren’t coming tonight, are you? This is a joke, isn’t it? This isn’t a joke, is it? You aren’t serious, are you? He’s gone back to USA, hasn’t he?

There are two different intonation possible: rising tune is used when the speaker is really seeking information, and a falling tune suggests that the speaker merely wants confirmation of what he or she believes. With the rising tune one might use just right? or something as a tag. As the examples above show, the tag is a typically negative after an affirmative statement and affirmative after a negative statement, However, there is a less common type of sentence in which an affirmative tag follows an affirmative statement:

You are serious, are you? This is a joke, is it? The Bulls won, did they? You can do that, can you?

These are typically spoken with a falling tune on the tag, and they convey a special meaning of disbelief or detachment.

Inverted Word Order

The next type of question has inverted word order but it cannot be answered simply “Yes” or “No.” The marker is the word or.

Would you like coffee or tea? Is your article about Finance or Business? Are you coming with us or staying in the office?

The usual intonation is a rise on the first part (here, coffee, Finance, coming with us) and a fall on the second part (here, tea, Business, staying in the office). The questioner gives the addressee two or more alternatives and asks for a choice.

WH’s Questions marked with rising intonation

The next questions have a question word (or “WH-word”) but are also marked by rising intonation.

He’s leaving when? When is he leaving? She left it, where? Where did she leave it? You want what? What do you want? You were absent why? Why were you absent?

The question word may appear at the beginning of the question or in the same position in the sentence as the answer would appear. The question word is the place where the voice rises. These ask for a repetition or confirmation of something said previously when the questioner can pinpoint what needs repetition or confirmation. “He’s leaving when? Indicates that the speaker has been told the time of departure but didn’t get it or doesn’t believe it.

Questions with no rising intonation

Questions that have a question word and do not have a rising intonation (at least not on the question word) ask for new information, not for repetition or confirmation.

Who told you that? Who found the money? How many people came to the party? Why are you leaving?

In English there are 6 different kinds of questions. An utterance is a question if it has one or more of the following four markers: rising intonation; inverted word order; a question word: who, what, where, when, how, how, why: or the word or. The different types of questions are differentiated on the basis of the marker(s) present.

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The Joy of Living

Life is beautiful on its own. I realize this after I translated the short story Good Luck and Best Wishes from Chinese into English.

In the story, people live a primitive life with few modern belongings in a far-off mountainous area; however, they enjoy life enormously. A bowl of fermented spirits, a flowery bun, colorful strings, spices, scented pouches, and longing for love and marriage bring them great joy of living.

Mom teaches her teen daughter how to hold a needle and how to use a thimble to sew flowered cloth into the shape of a heart to make a scented pouch, and how to spread aromatic spices to make the scented pouch bulge. The girl savors the pleasure of using a thimble to push a needle, the pleasure of pulling a needle through a cloth, and the pleasure of joining two pieces of cloth together.

Dad teaches his young boy to pound the spices in a mortar with a stone pestle, but spices jump out mischievously. Through pounding and pounding, the boy finally can make the spices turn compliant and burst into flowers, which satisfies him. As he pounds the pestle up and down, the house becomes filled with the aroma.

The atmosphere is aromatic and mystic and the practice means more than itself. The teenagers feel that it is something beautiful and worth expecting. The implication of sex education is evasive, beautiful and healthy.

On Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month), the young boys and young girls climb onto mountaintop to collect Chinese spicy mugwort plants, they feel like harvesting good luck and best wishes for the entire year. They enjoy being young, being together, being pure and being in love.

The story doesn’t provide a specific time setting nor a particular place. There is nothing to do with politics. It is simply an ode to life. Living is meaningful and beautiful by itself. It doesn’t take much to be happy.

Good Luck and Best Wishes, authored by Wenbin Guo, is included in the short story collection Street Wizards and Other New Folklore, one volume of 21st Century Chinese Literature, which presents a kaleidoscope of Chinese folk customs and provides a view of the multifaceted and living China.

Wenbin Guo, born in 1966 in Xiji County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, now is a chair of the Federation of Literary and Art Circles of Yinchuan City and vice Chair of Ningxia Writer’s Association. Good Luck and Best Wishes has won the People’s Literature Prize and other awards in China.

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Where Business Ideas Come From

I was reading the local paper and came across a picture of the cleanest garage I ever saw. In addition to a picture of the garage there was a picture of a gentlemen, in his late 60’s cleaning the cobwebs with an extension pole. I thought to myself I have never seen a garage so clean in my life. The accompanying article was discussing how this individual and another had painted and put cabinets in their garages, and how you could eat off this garage floor. Now we have all seen those storage cabinets for garages, but how many of us ever get them and if we do, don’t we fill them up and then the garage goes back to looking like it did before we got them. Imagine if someone would come to your home, condo or townhouse and clean out, paint and organize that garage for you; and you would tell them how you want it done. I am not talking about those expensive ads we’ve all seen where they can come in and re-do your garage. Not many of us have thousands of dollars to spend on our garages. It got me to thinking that this could be the perfect business for someone who loves to clean and organize. You could network with one of the local home depot places to provide you cabinets, or you could take your re-sale number and purchase them directly from the manufacturer, rather than dealing with a local company. The only negative sometimes with dealing directly with the manufacturer, you might have to purchase larger quantities or they might have minimum order requirements. You could run small classified ads in your local paper, in specialty papers in your area or make up flyers with a before and after picture of what you could do with someone’s garage. You’d meet with the homeowner and discuss where certain items would be placed, inform them of your services: painting and providing cabinets and then re-organizing the garage for them. If it were me I would certainly get half of my fee up front (which would also include the cost of the cabinets). Like the article I read, get your local paper to feature your business. Show them a before and after picture. It would certainly be a great way to get you more business. Remember a picture is worth a thousand words. What should you charge. I really don’t know. However, if I were thinking about starting this business I’d call homeowners and ask them what they would pay. Tell homeowners you are doing a survey and just want to know if they would be interested if someone would paint, and re-organize their garage, and if so, what would it be worth to them. You would also have to find out the cost of the cabinets beforehand so that you could factor this into your cost; in addition to how much paint you would need for the average garage. You would obviously want a paint that is easy to clean. The biggest thing is to decide how much time it would take and what you want to make per hour. If it were me, I would do it on a sliding scale. By this, I mean it would depend on how much work the garage needed. You could also do quarterly, or semi-annual follow-up for webs and washing of the walls and floors and do any re-organizing. I might be way out of line, maybe somebody is already doing it. Again, I don’t mean the redesigning and remodeling companies we’ve all seen, I mean a small or homebased business owner. Anyway, it was just a thought! It gives those of you that think there is no type of business you can run an idea of how some business ideas come about. Think about what you like to do, what your passionate about, and see if you can develop a business around your interests. Copyright 2002 DeFiore Enterprises

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Google Redirect Virus Removal Guide

Hackers from all over the world keep coming up with several innovative ways to hack into computers connected with the internet. The hackers who use Google redirect virus target the Google search results of Windows users with an objective to drive traffic to malicious websites.

How Google Redirect Virus Affects Your System?

When you type something in the Google search box, see the search engine results and click on any website; your internet browser opens up a malicious website which is actually not the page you exactly saw in the search engine results. This is how the Google redirect virus affects your system. You will be amazed to know that many anti-viruses have been unable to remove this virus. This article highlights some manual steps to remove Google Redirect Virus from your system.

Clean LmHosts.sam file

If your internet browser is being redirected to a malicious website, it may be due to the manipulation of the ‘lmhosts.sam’ file located in the system 32 folder of your windows system.

To open the ‘lmhosts.sam’ file, you just need to open your windows explorer program and open the following folder – ‘C:WindowsSystem32Driversetc’

‘lmhosts.sam’ file contains your DNS Redirect settings. You can open this file using the notepad. In case, you see any IP address and domain name listings entered in this file, simply delete them and save this file. In this way, you can stop the redirection of your Google search results.

Change TCP/IP Setting of Your Web Browser

To prevent your redirection of your Google search results, you can also change the TCP/IP settings of your web browser. For this, just go to the control panel, open the list of network connections and access the properties of your internet connection and specifically the window having your TCP/IP properties. Now tick this checkbox: ‘Obtain an IP address automatically’.

Remove Proxy Settings on Your Web Browser

It may be possible that your web browser’s settings have been changed. To fix it, open the internet setting of your browser and check if there is any proxy server settings been entered. If they are, disable them by checking the no proxy server box.

Run a Complete Virus Scan

After checking all the aforesaid things; you are recommended to run a complete virus scan of your system drive in order to remove the remnants of that virus left in form of Trojans or other malware. In this way, you can easily remove Google redirect virus from your system.

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Writing Tip – "Has Got" Has Got to Go

Two phrases should be banished from the English language:

1. has got

2. have got

The contracting forms of these phrases – "he's got," "I've got," etc. – should also be banned.

"Why this prejudice against these extremely common phrases?" You are probably asking. I'll tell you why: It's because they are unnecessarily long and tedious, like bad operas. They are weighed down by an unnecessary word, and that word is "got." To illustrate my point, read the following sentences:

· I have got to go to the store.

· He has gotten to get over this.

· We have got to vote today.

Now read the same sentences without the "gots":

· I have to go to the store.

· He has to get over this.

· We have to vote today.

You see? When you get rid of the "got" after a "has" or "have," the world does not come to a stop. In fact, it's a kinder, gentler world because it does not burden the reader with superfluous words.

The same goes for getting rid of "gots" after the contracts of "has" and "have," as in …

· I've got it right here.

· She's got a cold.

· They've got a grudge against gerbils.

Instead, write …

· I have it right here.

· She has a cold.

· They have a grudge against gerbils.

By following this strategy, you will not only make your writing more concise, but you will sound a bit more intelligent.

Please do not get me wrong. I have nothing against the word "got." I like it. I'm the first to defend its well-deserved place in the English language. I've even written an article about it. But you'll have to admit there's something guttural – almost Neanderthal – about the word. If I had opened the door to my office this morning to find a horde of hairy sub-humans running around inside beating each other with clubs and smearing my books with bananas, I can easily image them grunting "Got! Got! Got!" As if that pretty much summed it all up. It is just that kind of a word.

Do not abandon it, however. It's sturdy and useful. Just do not use it after "has" or "have." As the headline says, "has got" has got to go.

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Guitar Chords For Beginners – Get Started Immediately With This Easy Guitar Chord

Learning to play guitar is an exciting adventure. The guitar can sound single notes or chords. I want to talk to you about guitar chords for beginners today. We need to take care of a couple of things first so you understand things later.

First, a chord is made up of three or more notes that are played together. If you are playing a two note combination, that is called a diad and is different. It takes three notes to make a chord and the notes are played with the fingers of the left hand.

A chord is made up of a root note, a third above the root and a fifth above the root. If you are starting a chord at the "C" note, it is a "C" chord. Therefore the notes in a "C" chord are the root "C", the third "E" and the fifth "G". We get that by going up from the root alphabetically like this: "C", "d", "E", "f", "G". You can find the notes in any chord this way.

One of the best guitar chords for beginners is the C major and is played like this:

1st string is open
2nd string, 1st fret. This is a "C" and is an octave (8 notes above) the root "C". Played with the index (# 1) finger
3rd string is open. This is the fifth, or "G"
4th string, 2nd fret. This is the third, or "E". Played with the middle (# 2) finger.
5th string, 3rd fret. This is the root "C". Played with the ring (# 3) finger.
6th string is not sounded. Although it is an "E", it does not sound good with the chord, so is silenced.

Now draw the pick across the strings from the 5th string downward and listen to the sounds and how they blend together. The notes are what we call harmonic. They sound nice together. You have just played a C major chord. See how easy guitar chords for beginners are? A little practice and you'll play it perfect every time.

The other two guitar chords for beginners in the key of C major are the "F" and the "G". The F major has the notes F, A and C. The G major chord has the notes G, B, and D. Notice how all the chords contain the notes of the key of C?

Play the F chord like this:

1st string, 1st fret, index finger (F)
2nd string 1st fret, index finger (C). You can kind of lay your index finger across these strings.
3rd string, 2nd fret, middle finger (A)
4th string, 3rd fret, ring finger (F)
5th and 6th strings are not played.

Play the G chord like this:

1st string, 3rd fret, ring finger (G)
2nd string, open (B)
3rd string, open (G)
4th string, open (D)
5th string, 2nd fret (B)
6th string, 3rd fret (G)

As you see, the G chord actually spans three octaves of the G and two octaves of the B.

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6 Simple, But Powerful Ways to Make People See You As an Expert in Online Business

Over 3 billion people are on the internet worldwide, searching for something: the best answers, the best solution, guides, prices, etc.

You work hard every day in front of your computer screen to get their attention. You pay for ads and practice every SEO technique in the book. You spend even more hours promoting your page on the social media. And at last they begin to pay your website a visit.

But when they arrive and see what you have to offer, they are filled with doubt and begin to question your authority and expertise.

Believe it or not, more and more people will judge you based on what appears online about you.

Once you are perceived as an expert online, your value rises instantly. Google takes notice also and begins to honour you with high ranking for your website and profile in their search results.

Your income will also increase as your reputation increases. You will get more clients, people will step over each other to be the first to grab your product and services.

In the midst of the large number of online professionals and sources of information, if you own a website or blog and you seriously care about what impression your audience and potential employers and clients might have about you online, you might want to check out these strategies.

1. Put a spot light on your remarkable milestones and endorsements:

This action automatically stamps a huge mark of endorsement and authenticity on your brand. It dispels doubts instantly and assures them you are up to the task as it regards online businesses and deals.

Just above the fold on his website, Timothy Sykes boldly declares how he turned $12,415 into $4,430,000 Trading Penny Stocks.

Also when people can associate you with a third party name they can trust, even in their dreams, most of the mental barriers stopping them from trusting and accepting you crashes; for example, getting featured on CNN or appearing on New York Times Bestsellers list.

On landing to his homepage, Ramit Sethi immediately tells you, ” Get the best of my New York Times Best seller for free

If these big names have endorsed your quality, achievement and expertise, a stranger will have little resistance to trusting your ability to deliver. But you must work hard in secret to get the attention of these big brands.

2. Be extremely honest:

If you don’t live in a civilized and secure society like America, don’t go online like Pat Flynn, John Dumas and others to tell the world how much gets credited into your bank account monthly. Such extreme show of honesty could be your greatest undoing in such environment.

However, as much as is possible, go the extra mile to show honesty in your dealings. This might not be convenient sometimes, you might be scared that sharing some negative experiences you are not so proud of will lower your reputation. It will actually have the opposite effect. So be honest both when the going is bad and when it is good.

3. Know a lot about a particular thing you are known for and share it free.

Timothy Sykes knows a lot about Trading Penny Stocks, Glen Allsopp knows so much about Viral Marketing. Pat Flynn is the crash test dummy of online businesses.

Know a lot and share the knowledge freely like Ramit Sethi does. He gives out over 90% of his premium course for free.

That’s a great way to give and since givers never lack, guess what you will receive in return among other things… a recognition as an expert.

4. Get a niche and mine it deep like a gold mine.

Be known for something and stick with that identity.

Carter for a particular need of a particular group of people and be so good at solving it that once they think of that need you quickly come to mind.

Rank high in the search engines for a particular keyword in a particular location such that when people type those keywords in the search bar you appear on the first page of Google’s search results.

There is always the temptation to spread your tentacles and offer more, but you are more likely to have success in that if you have an already established reputation than when you have none, and simply want to be so many things to so many people (that doesn’t equate to so much money).

5. Believe in yourself:

“I am not good enough”, “nobody will listen to me”, “my idea sucks”, are all lies that build a wall between you and the life of your dreams. Whatever you believe about yourself becomes true instantly. If you think you can, you definitely can but if you think otherwise, then you are sucked. People will notice such thoughts and respond accordingly.

Embrace your fears and self-doubts and move on. That’s how great men succeed and become experts and authorities in their fields, including online businesses.

6. Fake it until you make it

Emotions are contagious. People respond to social cues. When you are happy, confident and enthusiastic, these feelings rub off on people, to an extent. They just pick up on your demeanor, and consciously or not, adjust their own to be more similar. So by appearing confident and happy like an expert, you are also conditioning other people to associate those emotions with you.

Thank me later for the results. But for now feel free to share your opinion on the comment section.

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An Introduction to Carp Fishing for Beginners: The Lazy Way to Relax

Few pastimes take on reliably low cost, with fishing in general one conjures huge bags of bait on a weighted trolley and catalogs of kit. Nothing could be further from the truth. The basic requirements for 'carping' are, a fishing license, a cargo rod with good spool of line, selection of hooks, some weights, some bait and a few ancillary items. A rod rest and somewhere comfortable to sit completes the itinerary, and off you go. Food and drink are usually mandatory! Books and sketchpads, MP3 players, knitting and other accessories are optional. Fishing requires the art of patience.

I fish to relax primarily, if I catch a fish it's a bonus. Keep this is mind. Variables such as weather, time of year and where the bait is placed, are just a few variables that decide your tally. As with any discipline you never stop learning.

Taking the first item, it's surprising how many folk forget this little piece of paper in the gathering of equipment. It can, however be very costly (up to 2500 in the UK) if confronted by the local bailiff without one, and gives you a free criminal record to boot! Coarse fishing (Carp are coarse fish) licenses can be obtained from your local post office, online, direct debit or via the telephone from the Environmental Agency and range from a day, 8 day and full seasons duration. Bear in mind the season ends 31st march every year regardless of the date purchased. There are concessions for under 16's and over 65's. If you have a Blue Badge parking concession or receive Disability Living Allowance you have to provide your badge number or national insurance number at the time of purchase. Under 12's do not need a license, and if fishing with 3 or more rods you need a second license. For full pricing and further details are obtainable from the Environmental Agency website. Keep this license safe on your person, not in the car, where you could be in for a long walk or someplace where it could be mislaid.

Equipment for a beginner is daunting. Any modern angling shop is a plethora of technicality. Ask for help, before getting lost and losing fishing time. Firstly, you need a good carp rod and 'bait runner' reel. Then come the line and hooks. I personally would buy the hooks first. 'Hair' rigs are a good start. Here the hook sits above the bait which is placed on the hair, an extended piece of line running below the hook approx. 1-1.5 "long with a loop at the end. A plastic 'bait stop' slips into this loop, to prevent the bait from slipping off. You drop the lot in long grass! One of the many 'baptisms' for beginners.

Size of hook is up to you, I would go for ready made hook / tracks / hairs rather than making your own, they are more expensive, however we need to get fishing straight away do not we? So it cuts out the 'fiddling'. I have used many sizes of barbless hook depending on the size of fish your after. Barbless are required at almost all fishing lakes. Make sure you use them, some owners come around and check! Smaller hooks will increase your chances of any fish. Go for mid-sizes and differenting trace breaking strains, the line on the hook available in varying lengths. A starting point is 3-6 hooks to start with depending on your budget. I would then buy the main line. This needs to be a greater breaking strain than the trace. Again ask for advice on compatibility.

So, we've got the rod, reel, line, hooks all we need now is some weights to hold the line down on the bottom. 'Bombs' are a good starter. Buy a few in the range less than 1oz. To start. Maybe 3-6 they do get lost. Securing them to the line is done by either a sliding loop knot or 'lead' shot. Seek advice here from your angling friend or crimp some shot above and below the weight to secure it approx. 1-2ft. Above the hook and experiment. Put the weight on before tying on the hook!

Bait. This is the pandoras box! Everyone has their ideal mix of hook bait. We're not using ground bait today, and some lakes do not allow it anyway. Google it for more info. Most folk use 'boilies', a name derived from a stage in their manufacture. They are quite simply stiff balls of baitmix flavored with all sorts of goodies, that carp love, allegedly! Try a small bag of 2 or 3 different types. There are new varieties every season each purporting to be the best. Fish get bored easily you see, they like new flavors, they get 'wise' over time to bait flavors, especially in smaller lakes.

Inexpensive baits are probably on your shelves at home. Sweet corn, luncheon meat, pepperami, yep! Carp love it! Try anything, even ham and bread will work, and apply it directly to the hook. You will more than likely pick up some roach with sweet corn and a small hook. Most lakes stock other fish as well as carp. Roach are also expert in stripping soft larger carp bait, such as luncheon meat cubes, hence the use of the harder boilies.

An essential 'tool' required is a bait needle. This is needed to thread the boilie onto the hair, essential. I always keep a spare. The bait stops, a simple rod rest and we're ready to go! Nearly. A landing net is probably the next most expensive item after the reel and rod and the almost the last item to purchase. You can do without, but personally I would not go fishing without one, but that's just me. I've lost too many fish which slip the hook 6 "from the bank.

Assuming you are going to catch at some point, a disgorger and / or a pair of artery forceps, I keep both, are necessary to remove the barbless hook without damaging the fish. Some fish will throw the hook in the landing net, saving you the job, try not to kneel on it !. The disgorger is slid down the line and hook and gently rotated in the direction of hook whilst pushing gently down. I prefer the slim long forcep technique, primarily because I'm used to handling them.

You will attain your own preference with experience and type of hook placement. You can then pose with your fish for the photo album before quickly returning your prize to the water, either by hand, I prefer this, or via the net. Doing it by hand ensures the fish has fully recovered before releasing it. Make sure your hands are wet before handling the fish, they usually will be, but gloves or excessively dry hands may remove the fishes protective mucus coat. Fish also have a knack of swimming back into the net the wrong way! So now we're off!

Choosing a location to fish is down to personal choice. Usually one is introduced to fishing via an acquaintance, friend or family member who uses a certain favorite 'spot' and already fish. If you're a newbie, then access to a PC will reveal a coarse fishing lake in your area. You could also try the canals, the odd carp do lurk! They seem to get everywhere. I caught one unexpectedly, in a welsh river. The odds of catching in a commercially run lake are probably better though, and if you do not catch on your first fishing expedition you are most likely going to consider another pastime. Even if only one is landed it keeps your interest to catch more!

Payments to fish on private lakes are usually allocated as' day 'tickets', not expensive and vary dependent on the venue. Once at the lakeside, finding a good 'peg' or fishing spot on the bank to establish your arsenal of equipment is a matter of experience or luck, dependent on whether you have an angler with you or not. There's always one guy on the lake who reels in one after another, do not let this put you off, we're here to relax remember!

Sit yourself down having cast your bait and stowed your rod on the rest. Now soak up the day. The 'baitrunner' will do the work and notify you of a fish as it screams away the line. Get used to the clutch! Practice getting the right tension to avoid line breaks. Take in the sunshine or the rain, the clouds, the flora and the fauna. There are many sights to behold. In warmer weather dragonflies, damson fly's, stoats, kingfishers (they're great anglers!), Otters and in the dusk, water voles scurry for dropped bait if your quiet enough, they love sweet corn! Beware of bats flying into your lines at dusk, it's usually time to pack up at this time, most lakes do not allow night fishing, check on arrival!

Do not forget your camera or phone for the pictures, it's obligatory to relate stories of your adventures in the bar that evening too ….. we have to keep the myth going! So that's it, I do hope you give carp fishing some thought, it's a great day out in the fresh air, in nature and feeds the mind. It is a very lazy introduction to fishing, you might get hooked yourself!

To your good health and success

Steve Sandilands

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The Differences Between Free and Paid Web Hosting

The idea of free hosting appeals to people for obvious reasons. It’s easy to say “Well… I don’t need anything too sophisticated.” Let’s take a look at some of the differences between free hosting and paid hosting. We’ll look at some points to consider before you commit to a hosting solution.

Domain Name

When you sign up for free hosting, the host name becomes part of your domain name. In paid hosting, you create a unique, personalized domain name that does not include the name of the host.

Why is this Important?

Your business may seem less credible when you use a domain name with a third party in it. Additionally, this type of domain name will result in lower search engine ranking.

Technical Support

A free hosted account will most likely address your technical questions and issues by inviting you to send an email. They will respond to it in 24 – 48 hours. Compare this to a paid account, which typically has 24/7 tech support available to you when you need it. Free accounts typically have increased downtime. This means your site is unavailable. The paid hosting scenario usually comes with a guarantee to be up 99.9% of the time. If it’s down, you can find out without delay what’s going on.

Why is this Important?

If your site is down, you will lose customers and revenue. If you need help, it’s reassuring to get in touch with someone ASAP, rather than waiting in an email queue. It’s critical for businesses trading or marketing online to provide a stable, reliable experience for their customers.

Limited Bandwidth and Storage Space

With free accounts, your bandwidth and storage space is limited. With paid accounts, you can customize these aspects of your site or blog. If your blog or business is growing, what happens when you outgrow your free account?

Why is this Important?

You may not be able to move all content to a paid account. Starting with a paid account that can grow with you is a better option. Most paid accounts come with an element of backup security support that free accounts do not make available.

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Maybe you are just getting started with giving blogging a try. Does your website have just a few pages? There are circumstances where a free site may be all you need. But… If you are expecting to grow and expand your business, free hosting may not be the ideal way to go.

If you are playing around, and want to stay small, free hosting may serve your needs. If you are trying to make a splash and build a business reputation, or an income, on the internet, pay for hosting. You’ll have room to grow and fewer headaches from the start.

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A Secret to Improving Pushups

Everyone that trains at some point has done or still does pushups to some degree. The problem is most people really do not work very hard at getting better at pushups. Pushups are usually done to warm up or cool down at the end of a workout.

A lot of people do not give the pushup a lot of respect and for what it can and will do for the body. I know that I have done well over a million pushups in my over thirty years of training. In those thirty years of training and doing pushups I would always try and figure out the best way to improve the number of pushups I could do.

I tried every possible way of trying to increase my numbers and there was never any type of information on improving the number of pushups. I thought and tried to figure it out. One way I thought of increasing the number was to do a lot of bench pressing at the time I thought it was almost the same movement and of course I found something could be farther from the truth.

So bench pressing did not help me. I figured I needed to improve my endurance because doing pushups got me breathing heavy to fast which slowed me down. Distance running did not help me.

The first time I did a lot of pushups in one workout was when I was a senior in high school when I did 1,200 pushups in 1 hour. But I still could not figure out how I should train for improving my pushups, including doing pushups.

Then I got talked up to the experts talking about resting and letting the body rest and do not over train no wonder I was not getting any better, it was because I was not doing enough.

The two secrets that changed the number of pushups I could do was having a functionally stronger body and training with short intestinal exercises like sprints, jumping rope, burpees etc.

Training this way allowed my body to get used to training without oxygen (anaerobic) not with oxygen (aerobic). Weight training and distance running requires training the anaerobic system. Sprints, jumping rope, burpees, pushups require training the anaerobic system to really excel.

Men in Military, state police, mixed martial arts and martial arts have all benefited from this type of training for improving their pushups.

Training fast and explosive will strengthen your body and give you the strength and conditioning to improve your pushup numbers farther than you ever thought possible.

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