Why Invest in Cote d’Azur Property?
150 years ago Cannes was simply a small fishing village, since then it has become one of the most famous, exclusive places to visit or live in the world.
For the visitor or resident Cannes offers a lot to excite everyone. There are still many quaint fishing ports to be visited, but for those who prefer to relax the long sandy beaches provide a great sanctuary.
During the summer months Cannes is particularly lively, especially during the world renowned Cannes Film Festival. Cannes becomes alive with celebrities and the exclusive festival attracts many excited visitors. Cannes boasts many exclusive shops, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy and soak up the luxurious atmosphere.
It also offers great places of interest. For the more adventurous type, climbing the Mont Chevalier up to Suquet will take you to the top where the view of the city below is breath-taking. The fishing ports are very picturesque and the on the pier Albert Edouard some of the most beautiful yachts in the world moor. The beautiful islands of Ste Marguerite and Ste Honorat are accessible by boat in 20 minutes.
The Croisette is one of the most famous promenades in the world. Following the bay you can see the stunning flowering gardens, lawns planted with palm trees, umbrella pines and other trees all the way to Port Canto and Palm Beach.
For some historical sites you can visit some exquisite churches including Notre Dame de l’Esperance or go to various museums and excursions, such as Musée de la mer.
Cannes offers a lot for everyone to enjoy and offers a great opportunity for property investors. It is one of Europe’s top tourist locations; subsequently property is in high demand and will remain valuable in this area. Capital increases have been excellent over the last five years with 100% capital increases in property in many locations across the country like the French Riviera.
Cannes Riviera Properties offer a wide range of exclusive properties ranging in price from EUR200k – EUR1M. The properties range from luxury apartments and villas, minutes from the beach to your very own penthouse suite. Some properties include a private swimming pool and facilities such as tennis courts, gym, golf driving range and much more.
Cote d’Azur property provides a very profitable investment in one of the worlds most exclusive locations.
Source by Becky Hillard
We're supposed to be in paperless society, right? There's a proliferation of cyber-information on the Internet, scanners on every desk, e-mail, e-books, virtual catalogs, webinars, virtual property tours, and so much more available via computer, so why should we even have any paper floating around at all? If you're like me, you're overwhelmed with the amount of paper that's generated from the computer. Paperless? I do not think so!
We're going to address two ways to set up a new filing system, whether you're starting a new filing system from scratch or you've already done a sort and purge and have gone through, removed, shredded, recycled or archived old files from an existing file drawer. (Note: if you need help on how to get started with a sort and purge, we'll address that in another article, or you can contact me for additional information).
Traditional Filing Cabinet
Before you begin, you'll need to have on hand a supply of hanging file folders and manila folders. Use what you already have on hand before going out to buy more supplies. You might be surprised at what you have tucked away in storage that you did not remember buying!
Begin by labeling each hanging file folder with a main topic name on the tab; the manila folders will be labeled with the sub-topics headings. The manila folders will go inside the hanging folders (you may want to look for folders which are shorter than regular height manila folders; these are designed so that the folder tab does not stick up above the hanging folder and cover up the hanging folder tag .
I use a hand-written index "map", which is just a list that reminds me of the names of the files that I have. I keep this sheet inside a plastic sleeve, in the very front folder of the filing cabinet drawer. I have the list separated into several columns, with the main topic (your hanging folder tab label name) listed in the far left column, then I write in the name of the new sub-topic folders (the manila folder headings) in the next columns to the right of the main topic, along that same row. I do this in pencil, so that I can easily erase and add new sub-topics, to keep it maintained.
For me, it's too hard to try to keep up a full computerized listing of my files, or to try to bounce back and forth from file cabinet to computer to input the titles or make any changes, especially since my "hot" files (the files that I need immediate access to) change so frequently, so the hard-copy index listing appears to work better for me.
Sometimes, the index listing gets pretty beat up from being handled so often, so I may have to re-copy it or I can decide to create a computer template of it and input the topic names and folders that I know will not change. I can then print a fresh list and handwrite in the folder names that may be temporary.
Binder Filing System
An alternate method that I use a lot too, is a binder system, rather than a file cabinet. The supplies that you'll need to start out with are three ring binders, sheet protectors, and wide-width tab dividers, available at any local or on-line office supply store.
Let's take the example of creating a binder for a scrapbooking hobbyist. I would start with a new 3 ring binder and label it "Scrapbook Layouts", then use page protectors and slip in any new class pages that I receive (and take out any pages that I think I'll never use). The pages could also be divided into sub-categories, using wide-width tab dividers. In many cases, the binder system looks to works better than a traditional filing cabinet system, especially if you add pages frequently or would like to have an easy way to refer to the pages when you do your scrapbooking (just pull the binder off the shelf and glance through the pages for ideas). The binder could also be stored on a bookcase with your other books on scrapbooking or related hobbies, or with your albums or scrapbooking supplies. This way, you can keep the binder in close proximity to where it will be used, and save extra time and effort, rather than have to search through your file cabinet folders for the ideas. Files stored in filing cabinets tend to have the disadvantage of being out of sight, out of mind.
We'll discuss more tips and ideas in future articles. If you have any questions or need extra help in getting started on your organizing project, feel free to contact me and I'll be glad to help you to Sort Things Out, one step at a time!
Source by Eva Abreu
New acoustic strings, so I made a video.
The guitar is not the only instrument that tab, or tablature, is used for, but it certainly is the most prolific. Tab is a form of graphical representation of the notes as they are formed on the guitar itself, making it essentially an easy to follow guide to the finger positions required for playing particular sounds. Often, music or songs will come with tab in the form of simple letters above the lyrics rather than diagrams. This is the second of the 2 step method for learning how to play guitar using tab.
The first step of tab is to understand the tab diagrams. They take a variety of different forms but are very much simply variations on a theme. In essence the tab diagrams give you a picture of where your fingers should be on the guitar neck; therefore all will have 6 lines which represent the string, and all will have a means of relating which should be pressed down on with that string.
Most of the fret number is represented with a digit, but sometimes each fret will be drawn out as on the guitar itself and a blot will be placed by the appropriate fret. If there is no number on a line, or if there is a '0' this means an open string and you should not be placing your finger anywhere on it. If there is an "x" on the line, this means that it is a dead string.
A dead string applies to chords that do not use all of the strings, in other words, a line with an "x" should either have a finger on it, nor should it be strummed. This form of graphic tab is excellent for learning how to play as it is simply a case of copying the diagram. However, for site reading a piece it is not practical because it simply takes up too much space and is too complicated to create. Therefore, guitar players use this form of tab to learn all the chords, and once they have learned them they can move onto a more simplified form
The more simplified form of guitar tab is found most often accompaning song lyrics and is simply a letter placed above the lyrics. These letters represent the chords that need to be played. Therefore in order to follow this type of tab you need to be comfortable with all the chords, and once you are, you simply glance above the lyrics and play along accordingly.
It is very easy to learn how to play guitar using tab and it is a very successful method. However, it should be noted that learning to read music has many values also, and whilst it absolutely is not necessary for playing guitar and not even recommended for learning guitar; once you have already learned, the ability to read music and the world that that opens is incredible and invaluable.
Source by Kirk Downing
There are many online resources available, that teach Spanish free of charge. Rather one is looking to learn Spanish because of an upcoming visit to a Spanish speaking country, to qualify for a different job, or just because it is something they have always wanted to do, free resources are readily available.
The Why Dictates the How
The type of course that would prove best for the beginner depends on the reason for learning Spanish. If one desires to learn to have conversation with Spanish speaking people, then they should look for a more conversational lesson plan. If one plans on writing and speaking fluent Spanish, then they would need to learn more grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation. There are many online resources available with a focus in these areas, and should be checked out and considered as learning tools.
Other tips for learning Spanish quickly is to study every day, even if it is only for half an hour. Use an online tutorial. Watch Spanish speaking programs or movies. Listen to Spanish music. Watch Spanish teaching videos, Listen to Spanish audio, listen carefully to the accent and try some of the pronunciation. Try to find a Spanish coach, someone willing to help you learn the language.
Although the free online sites do not work well for everyone and one may not want to take the time to sift through the various sites and teaching methods, many do learn from using these free sites.
Better then the Free Alternatives
If the free online sites do not provide enough information or support, or are not teaching fast enough, one should consider a small investment in a tutorial program, such as Rocket Spanish.
This program teaches conversational Spanish and is great for the beginner, or an intermediate learner wishing to expand their language skills. The course includes audio lessons, pain-free grammar lessons in the form of guidebooks and exercises, vocabulary games, audio games, verb games, 24-hour tutorial support, and more. The Rocket Spanish course offers a free 6 day Spanish course and when purchased, a 60 day money back guarantee.
Whatever method of learning Spanish one chooses, the more serious they are and the more time they are willing to put into a course, the more successful they will be. A big part of being a motivated learner is the teaching methods. The tutorial or program should keep the learner interested and provide fun as well as challenges. Learning without the pain may be well worth a small investment.
Source by D Fraser
Follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CommanderFordo Tuning: Drop D In the bridge I played my own part to match the woman’s voice. For the clean parts I used some Delay and Shimmer….
Let's face it, even if you're not much of a soccer player, knowing how to handle a few soccer tricks can mean a world of difference in your friends circle. Improving on your soccer tricks and skills is not just for impressing your friends and the ladies though. They can also get your match performance to a higher level, because they're surprising and effective.
I can give you a lot of examples on that part: remember when Ronaldinho first started to perform his famous Elastico move? (flicking the ball with his outside of the foot to the left, then quickly cutting it with his inside) Nowadays, a defender that's facing Ronaldinho in a one versus one duel will certainly be careful against this move, but when the Brazilian had just invented it, it was extremely surprising and he managed to create havoc whenever his Elastico would work.
I'm not saying you'll be able to perform as well as Ronaldinho after you learn soccer tricks like that, but it can definitely give you a surprising edge in a match situation.
Another great example of soccer tricks and skills that can make a difference is Zidane's 360 spin. Although it's a very effective and simple move, it was not until Zizou popularized it that players all over the World actually used it in matches.
So, if you learn soccer tricks, you'll be able to gain an edge on your opponent, but that probably was not that hard to figure out anyway. The real question is HOW to do soccer tricks and how to learn them correctly. Here's what I would suggest.
Try to have a step-by-step approach when you learn soccer tricks, categorizing them on difficulty levels. Start with the basic ones, move on to advanced moves and once you get both these categories well under your boot, try out those special few that are extremely hard to master.
Obviously, if you're practicing these moves by yourself, or with the help of a friend, you'll be able to perform them with no or little resistance, which is rarely the case in a real match (and if there's no resistance, why would you perform them in a match anyway?). So along practicing the actual move, you'll also have to work on the timing of your soccer tricks and skills.
A couple of basic moves could include: the Zidane 360 spin, the stop and go, the Puskas V-move or the fake shot dribble.
Under the advanced category, you could try the Cruyff move, the stepover and double stepover or the Scotch.
Moves that are quite difficult to master and are better off left for last, include: Ronaldinho's Elastico move, the "Brazilian" rainbow move or the Van Persie sweep.
Start off with the basic ones and practice them thoroughly, until you feel you've mastered these soccer tricks. Of course, when you move on to the advanced moves, these will take a lot longer to get a solid grip over, but you will have already built some basic ball control skills from the basic dribble.
More difficult dribbles like the Elastico, or the rainbow kick will take a while to get a grip on, but do not get discouraged if you keep failing on executing them! With enough practice, there's no trick that you will not be able to handle. The only thing that kills learning a specific trick is saying "I can not do this" and cutting it off your list.
Source by Niv Orlian
The teacher who influenced me the most did not produce a scholarly curriculum or carry out formal daily lesson plans. Even though he often wants to, he is unable to assist me with my homework. Yet, he motivates me day after day to reach beyond what I thought I was capable of and surpass it. Every new day, he continues to teach, to inspire and to influence my life in a way I never thought was humanly possible. He weighs a mere 68 lbs and proudly stands 4 feet 3 inches tall. He is my son, the child that several doctors predicted I would not be able to conceive.
Lesson One: A Ray of Light From Darkness
At the age of 10, I was given a 50/50 chance to survive a frequent fatal infection. At the age of 20, I again overcame odds and beat a severe infection in my right ovary that affected my reproductive system. At the age of 24, my left ovary was removed and for the third time, emergency surgery saved my life. However, there would be one more emergency surgery and this one would bring great joy. My son's triumphant arrival by C-section on a memorable day in spring taught me to believe in the unexpected and to never give up hope.
Lesson Two: Appreciate the Little Things
To this very day, I marvel at my son's accomplishments and realize how important it is to praise not only his efforts, but also other people who come across my path in life. My son has taught me that the simplest joys in life; laughing, listening and loving are the best gifts we can give and receive. As he continues to discover life's daily events with sheer fascination, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to reflect on his newly acquainted knowledge and see the sparkle in his beautiful innocent eyes. Each fresh new moment I spend with him offers the most enriching learning experience I have ever had. He's taught me to believe that I can be a compassionate mother, a loving wife, an inquisitive student and better person who has the ability to make wise choices.
Lesson Three: Healthy Choices
One of those choices is keeping off those extra sixty pounds that once worn on me like a backpack full of rocks adding stress to every joint in my oversized body. My dear son made me realize that "love thyself is not just a cliché. a long time to share my life with you. "When we commit to love our body, we make wholesome choices and feel free to discover the restorative powers of good health. Those seeds of wholeness – given to you at creation are within you.
Source by Suzanne Andrews
Guitar lesson / tutorial for the song Rosé by The Feeling. A link to a cover of the song is posted below to get an idea of the song’s arrangement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOFNJA4Z0NI.
I really enjoy making music in GarageBand because it’s so easy to use. If I have a musical idea in my head, I can literally get a song set up and ready to record in about 30 seconds. One of the reasons for this is how easy it is to record MIDI in GarageBand. Let me show you.
Add A New Software Instrument Track
I am going to assume that you’re starting with an empty song so your first step is to add a new software instrument track and assign it to play an appropriate sound. The steps for this are:
- Add a new track from the Track Menu.
- Choose Software Instrument.
- If the Track Info pane isn’t open, open it by clicking on the Track Info view/hide button.
- Select whatever instrument type you would like to hear as you are recording.
Verify That Your MIDI Controller is Working Properly
The next step is to verify that your MIDI controller is functioning properly. This should be fairly easy. Just play a few notes on your controller and you should see the meters on your track responding, as well as hear the sounds of your MIDI instrument playing through your headphones or speakers.
If you don’t see or hear anything it means that GarageBand isn’t recognizing your MIDI controller. There isn’t really space here for me to go over all of the troubleshooting possibilities but I find that 95% of the time all you’ll need to do is verify that your MIDI controller is plugged into your computer properly and then restart your computer.
What If You Don’t Have a MIDI Controller?
One of the really cool features of GarageBand is that you can use your computer keyboard to input MIDI note data. Huh? I know it sounds crazy but you can actually tap out rhythms and melodies using your computer’s QWERTY keyboard by following these steps:
- Go to the Window Menu and select Musical Typing.
- In the Musical Typing window you will see which keys on your QWERTY keyboard correspond to which MIDI notes.
- Try it out. I know it seems funny to begin with but it’s actually a very simple way to play GarageBand’s software instruments.
Set Up the Tempo and Metronome
The next two things you need to set up prior to recording are the Song Tempo and the Metronome. The steps for this are:
- Select Show Tempo In LCD from the Control Menu.
- Set your desired tempo by clicking on it in the LCD and moving the slider.
- Turn the Metronome on by selecting it from the Control Menu.
- If you need it, you can turn on the 1-bar Count-In from the Control Menu, as well.
You’re now all set to record. All you need to do to begin recording is click the Start Recording button. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding it. It’s the big red button on the transport.
I’ll leave the creative aspects of what to record for another time. The best advice I can give is to get in there, have fun and experiment. If it sounds good to you then that’s all that matters.
Source by Bill Hartzell