London Office Supplies – What Does It Mean To Be Green?

If the worrying predictions of climate scientists are correct, London will be severely affected if measures are not taken imminently to address the threat of global climate change. Whole swathes of the city could be submerged by 2050 if forecasted sea-level rises are accurate. The lush green expanse of Hyde Park could more resemble the dry, dusty plains of sub-Saharan Africa. Every individual, family and organization needs to play their part; including companies whose trade is to supply the city’s offices with the products they need to operate. There are clear indications that some of London’s office suppliers are taking their environmental responsibilities seriously. The changes in attitude are partly being led by industry leaders, but also by their customers who, for a number of reasons, expect the trade to help them achieve their environmental objectives. The image-conscious industries of London including advertisers and marketing consultants are keen to show potential clients their green credentials to help win business. Charitable organisations consider their responsibilities to the environment an integral part of a broader moral purpose. Generally speaking, there is a growing awareness by London’s companies of the connection between their activities and the potential consequences outlined earlier in this article. There is a huge business potential in the supply of green office products. A swarm of online retailers who offer a range of everyday products that are green in varying degrees has emerged to capitalise on the demand. These companies are very keen to trumpet their virtues, but are not so willing to acknowledge that their goods tend to be delivered in diesel transit vans that spew out carbon...

What Does it Mean When You Draw the Hierophant in a Tarot Reading?

The Hierophant depicts a beautiful place,fancy robes, symbolic pictures and all other outward trappings of religion can help to create atmosphere. People can easily direct their thoughts towards spiritual matters, yet too much concentration on these things may have the opposite effect; some religious and spiritual movements have rejected opulence in favor of the utmost simplicity. Hierophant is an ancient Greek word meaning a priest who initiates, one who interprets the sacred mysteries. These men were believed to become vessels for spirits in certain rituals. The Hierophant is ruled by Taurus which governs the second house of the Zodiac. The second house is associated with possessions, money,security, the material world in general. These things seem very far from spiritual realms. However, material belongings can say a lot about a person for they are an outward expression of an inner belief. While The High Priestess represents a gateway to hidden knowledge and ancient secrets, The Hierophant is also a gateway, but a more conventional one. The basic tarot meaning of the Hierophant is marriage. It relates to the dramatic and traditional elements of marriage. This card suggests the public joining together of two families,two sexes,two destinies. When you draw the Hierophant in a tarot card reading it can signify an old friend, often someone older than you who is able to give you some sound advice. You may feel a deep need for routine and you want to eat your meals at same time everyday. You find it difficult to think straight when things are in a state of uncertainty around you, that’s another tarot card meaning of the Hierophant....

What Does China’s Rising Demand For Oil Mean For the US?

Oil prices recently surged to over $ 120 a barrel. It’s amazing to watch these prices climb and climb. What we’re seeing here is a fundamental shift in the way oil is bought and sold around the globe. Make no mistake about it, high oil prices are here to stay – and they’ll go higher. I’m not the only one who thinks so. Yesterday, Goldman Sachs announced they expected oil to reach somewhere between $ 150 and $ 200 per barrel. They called it a “super-spike.” And they thought it would happen in the next year or two. Personally, I think they’re wrong. I think an estimate of $ 200 oil is too low. But more on that in a minute. Right now Oil is trading above $ 120 and the average cost of a gallon of gasoline is over $ 3.61. This is down a penny from the all time highs that gas reached last week. Can it go higher? Of course gas prices can go higher. According to our own Energy Department gas prices are expected to increase to $ 3.73 next month. I spoke with my brother living in Hawaii and he said prices are over $ 4.00 a gallon already. So, why do prices keep going up? Ask most people watching the markets and they’ll toss out a few ideas. Supply disruptions in Nigeria. Saber rattling by the idiot running Iran. The fall of the US Dollar which makes oil cheaper for the rest of the world. All of these are true. But everyone glosses over the biggest reason for high oil. Supply and demand....

The Beatles Remastered – What Does Remastered Mean?

9-9-9 On September 9th the new remastered versions of The Beatles albums will be released both individually and as part of stereo & mono box sets (only the stereo mixes are being released individually, mono mixes are only available as a part of the mono box set.) What Does Remastered Mean? I won’t go into the technical details (as that’s more of interest to those who record and produce music) so much as to explain what it means from a listener’s perspective. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating an album. In 1987 when The Beatles albums were initially mastered for CD, digital mastering for compact disks was still a pretty new concept and because of that, the mastering job done on those CDs (the ones that Beatles fans now own!) is notoriously poor. In the years since the art of digital mastering has been greatly improved upon (although in recent years there has been a problem with over compression, but the “loudness wars” is too big of a topic to get into here.)  Over the course of four years all of The Beatles albums were remastered for CD from the original analog source. This was a painstaking process to get the sound of the albums just right. So what that means for listeners is that new clarity and new detail can be heard. In some cases there may be parts of the songs that have been buried away that are now “unearthed” for us to really get a good listen to for the first time. The Mono Mixes The Mono Box Set would be interesting to Beatles...

Christian Homeschooling Curriculum – What Does a Christian Worldview Mean?

You are interested in securing a Christian homeschooling curriculum for your child but all the competing schools and textbooks in the marketplace have you confused. How do you sort through the confusion and select the curriculum which is right for you and your child? There are some key factors which should be readily apparent in any Christian based school program. That is, the textbooks and other material ought to have a Christian worldview. What exactly is a Christian worldview? Simply stated, a Christian worldview is the lens through which people see and interpret the universe, humans, nature, and events. This view is characterized by three primary confessions or predispositions that are indisputable and firmly seared in the minds of those who profess to be and in fact are Christians. God exists and seeks to have a personal relationship with humans is the most fundamental of these beliefs. God is not a projection or a watchmaker or a force. God is real and relational and has knowledge of us and interacts with us and hears us when we pray. God is creator is the second major proposition. All that exists came into being as a result of the creative act of God. If one accepts the theory of evolution, then evolution is part of the creative processes of God. If one accepts the theory of the Big Bang, it was God who caused the Big Bang. Thirdly, God has acted particularly and most profoundly in history by sending God’s son, Jesus Christ into the world to reconcile us to each other and to God. Christians make no apologies for any...
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