Mobile Solar Pvs Can Now Replace Diesel Generators for Disaster Relief and Military Operations

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Diesel generators as a temporary power supply for military operations, disaster relief efforts and music festivals could soon be replaced by mobile solar PVs.

An Australian-made innovation, CROSS is a factory assembled, a relocatable solar array that has been developed to reduce the logistics challenges associated with deploying solar PV generators.

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $289,725 in funding for Canberra-based ECLIPS Engineering to design, manufacture and test its rapidly deployable Container Roll Out Solar Panel System (CROSS). This is on behalf of the Australian government.

Designed to fit inside a standard shipping container, the CROSS units can be stacked up to seven units high. The system also come available in 20ft and 40ft configurations, with a maximum output of 2,175W and 4,350W delivered in minutes ready for connection to an off grid inverter.

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The $703,468 total project opens up markets not previously available to the renewables industry, including defense, disaster recovery, humanitarian, construction and temporary network augmentation.

“CROSS units can be deployed in off-grid and fringe-of-grid areas, displace or offset diesel consumption and improve the security of existing networks,” ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said.

“These renewable options can reduce some of the barriers to entry for potential renewable power users in remote locations, including short project durations and where power systems need to be periodically relocated,” Mr. Frischknecht said.

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“Renewable energy can provide an emissions-free, silent energy system that could replace diesel generators in the long run.”

Managing Director of ECLIPS Shaun Moore said that the main purpose of CROSS was to improve power self-sufficiency for defense.

“One of our early objectives was to provide rapidly deployable utility-scale PV generators to improve the self-sufficiency of Defence’s deployed forward operating bases. Diesel consumption related to the provision of electricity can account for up to 70% of deployed forces’ fuel usage and is a significant cost driver. More importantly, deploying CROSS to forward operating bases also reduces the frequency of convoys for fuel resupply, which reduces the threat to soldiers in contested environments.

“These same logistics efficiencies and benefits are transferable to commercial and utility customers in remote areas of Australia,” he said.

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Why Secure Transportation is Critical – Duty of Care for Business Travel

The needs for employers to meet their duty of care requirements to employees is a complex process to navigate for many organizations. Understanding what measures you can take to manage this level of risk remains a considerable challenge. Incorporating the use of secure ground transportation USA into your travel risk management plans is a prudent move to reduce this risk and keep your people safe. Now, more than ever the need arises as to how best to meet this legal obligation for staff and employees who are traveling overseas on company business. The constituent groups this affects are varied, ranging from executives, accompanying spouses and dependents, students, teachers, volunteer groups, contractors – the list goes on.

A Duty of Care – A Definition

The broadly accepted definition of Duty of Care is: ‘is a legal obligation, which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others. It is the first element that must be established to proceed with an action in negligence.’ Moreover, there is now a growing recognition both in the courts and with potential plaintiffs that breaches of duty of care occurring abroad can be heard in U.S. courts. The number of cases being presented has increased and employment lawyers are particularly alert to the issue.

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Secure Transportation Considerations when Overseas

This sets an additional standard to be met by employers – in that the measures in place to meet the requirement at home may not suffice abroad. In fact, it is almost certain that it won’t. Your senior executives and traveling staff members will likely be most at risk and exposed to hazards when in transit – particularly when traveling by road or awaiting transportation outside of an airport, venue or business premises. If you are not paying attention to the additional safety and security needs for staff on travel abroad then it is highly likely that you may be placing your own organization at risk – both in terms of their physical safety, but also of potential future litigation.

Increasing Levels of Risk for the Business Traveler

The much-publicized case in 2015 of former NGO worker Steve Dennis provides an excellent example. Dennis, a former staff member of the Norwegian Re (NRC) issued the agency, claiming gross negligence and failure in duty of care after he was kidnapped and shot in Dadaab, Kenya. Dennis was traveling in a convoy through the camp when his car came under attack. The driver was killed, Dennis was shot in the leg and he and three other colleagues were taken captive. Interviewed in 2015, Dennis stated that: “Like everyone going into a risky situation for work, I believe there’s a minimum level of training and procedures required and when it’s not there I believe there should be accountability for it.”[1] This case absolutely highlights the need to have deliberate and sensible measures in place for employees traveling abroad – especially in an environment where there is an increased level of risk. Not only is transportation key, but also training employees – click here to learn about the Explore Secure® online travel safety training.

How Secure Executive Transportation can Protect Your Company

Employers and HR managers can help protect their staff (and indeed themselves) by reviewing their procedures and policies. Consider the use of pre-travel training packages or courses to prepare their people for the trips. Then, consider what can be done in-country to further reduce risk. As most issues and incidents tend to arise when people are in transit (especially traveling in vehicles on roads) a further consideration must be the use of secure executive transportation – with trained and vetted drivers. In higher risk environments with an increased likelihood of criminal activity, you may wish to use the enhanced services of a close protection officer in conjunction with secure transportation. It will keep you out of the courts – but above all will set conditions for a safer workplace abroad which in turn will allow your staff to focus on your organizational goals.

Protective Surveillance White Paper

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Protective Surveillance

The nuances of personal protection and the specialist options available to High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI’s), VIPs and Celebrities are never ‘one size fits all’. With each client, the situation and threat level will vary, as will their requirements and appetite. When it comes to security there is a myriad of options available, often (and hopefully) with multiple, complementary components working together in harmony. One weapon in the personal protection armory is Protective Surveillance. This article attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of a service that has multiple benefits, quite a few limitations, and several misrepresentations.

What is Protective Surveillance?

Protective surveillance is the creation of a covert security team around an individual or group, forming a protective bubble around the client in a covert manner. The Protective Surveillance Team (PST) watches those that may be watching the client. The primary role of a PST is working to control spaces and areas that would be used by hostile surveillance and potential imminent threats. Their objective is to pro-actively identify hostiles and threats (achieved through counter surveillance, behavioral analysis, and risk assessment). The other role of a PST (that runs concurrently) is to be able to react as a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) if required in extremis.

Why Utilize Protective Surveillance?

Hostiles normally use some form of pre-attack surveillance – whether rudimentary or professional. This may be short-term surveillance e.g. perpetrated by an individual opportunistic criminal looking for the best time to strike, or a high-level, multi-person surveillance team on a high-value target for hostile intent e.g. kidnap or murder. The PST will also be set-back from the Close Protection Team (CPT) and will likely have more of an over-arching perspective, able to dynamically risk assess without being caught ’in the weeds’.

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Why Do Hostile Gangs/Terrorists Undertake Surveillance?

Hostile individuals or groups need to gather intelligence on their target. To increase the chances of a successful attack it is useful to know the comings and goings of a target, their habits, and routines. What security they have, its strengths and weaknesses. What are the opportunities and threats? A hostile surveillance team will be trying to answer all these things and more. It is with this information that they can formulate a plan to attack their target more effectively and with a greater chance of success.

One example of hostiles undertaking pre-attack surveillance is the kidnap of Anneli-Marie in Germany, 2015. The kidnappers told police after being caught that they followed her for weeks, gaining information. Eventually, when the time was right they struck. Anneli-Marie was walking the family dog around the estate near her house when they attacked, dragged her into the car trunk and zip tied her. This incident, unfortunately, ended badly after the kidnappers panicked when they thought she saw their faces. They killed her, and still tried to obtain the ransom.

Protective Surveillance Teams – A pro-active resource

Identifying threats early is vital to ensure time to react. If one has time to react then the chances of a favorable outcome are increased dramatically. Any aggressive force normally has the advantage of surprise. The attack occurs on their terms. Very few aggressors will attack if they don’t feel they have the upper hand, they do so at a time of their choosing, and probably after extensive planning and preparation.

The assassination of Denis N. Voronenkov in March 2017, a former Russian lawmaker who was killed in Kiev in a widely publicized killing, identifies what happens when security does not have time to react. Denis Voronenkov, who’d been a Communist member of Russia’s lower legislative house before he left, was fatally shot outside a hotel in broad daylight. The assassin walked up behind the target and his personal security, then shot Voronenkov, after which a gunfight ensued and both Assassin and security were shot, and the VIP left dead.

There is an increased chance that a PST would have identified the threat early, communicated with the CPT and been able to pre-empt the attack or intercept.

Protective Surveillance is NOT Close Protection

A normal CPT will have a multitude of tasks and duties to perform that require their undiluted attention. Their focus must when moving with the client, be on the there and now, able to react at a seconds notice to the immediate threat. They provide the necessary ‘close’ protection.

Although a CPT will likely carry out anti-surveillance, taking actions to determine whether they may be under surveillance, a CPT cannot be protective surveillance, and a CPT cannot carry out counter-surveillance. It is the author’s opinion that effective hostile surveillance detection on high-level adversaries can only be undertaken as an entirely covert separate entity. To have complete separation to the CPT and be no way linked over time or by proxy minimizes the chance of being compromised – this is key to successful Counter-Surveillance.

What is the Difference Between Counter-Surveillance and Protective Surveillance

Counter-surveillance is when a third party is utilized to identify whether an individual or group is the target/subject of surveillance. A dedicated counter-surveillance team utilizes multiple methods both physical and technical to determine covertly whether someone is under surveillance. This terminology is often horrendously misused within the industry from commercial ‘experts’ causing extensive confusion.  Please click here to learn more about Hostile Surveillance Detection.

A protective surveillance team carries out counter-surveillance as one of its main roles but also has an underlying objective to protect the client from all threats, unlike a counter-surveillance team that remains covert and disseminates intelligence; a PST is in position, and trained to react to threats if necessary, and to break cover in the interests of client safety if required.

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Why does the CPT not just carry out Anti-Surveillance?

Accurately and efficiently identifying surveillance comes down to a large number of variable factors, the core ones being; the skill of the surveillance team and the skill of the anti/counter surveillance operators. It is very easy to look, but actually quite hard to see. Meaning: Many so-called surveillance ‘experts’ know the theory, but few have quality experience e.g. counter-terrorism, counter-espionage at a Government level, and/or extensive commercial experience.

Many close protection officers and self-titled hostile surveillance experts have only done at most a week or two of surveillance training or only commercial operations. The majority, have never been operational against surveillance aware, government level targets in challenging and dynamic environments. In most cases, this is just not enough to have a comprehensive ability to identify organized surveillance teams. A trained surveillance team should be able to identify anti-surveillance being carried out by a CPT and avoid it. Likewise, poorly implemented counter-surveillance is easily identifiable. This is compounded even further if the people carrying out the anti or counter-surveillance do not know what they are looking for and when – leading to a false sense of security.

How Can Hostiles Identify and Avoid Good Counter-Surveillance?

If done correctly, effective counter-surveillance is extremely hard to identify and nearly impossible to avoid. If a professional counter-surveillance team carries out the role, the hostile surveillance team will never know they have been identified. This is what the PST does, they undertake counter-surveillance in a dynamic role, but ready to function in other roles including as a QRF.

Protective Surveillance is NOT Low-Profile Protection

Low-profile protection is not to be confused with Protective Surveillance, low profile is not covert, low profile is not counter-surveillance. There are multiple uses and reasons for the application of low profile security, but the key objective of this article is the description of Protective Surveillance. A PST, to be effective, must remain covert and separate from the close protection detail.

What Are the Objectives of a Protective Surveillance Team

The PST’s main objective is to remain covert at all times, working constantly to covertly identify hostile surveillance and any other potential threats to the principal. By conducting Counter-Surveillance there is an increased chance of identifying hostiles in attack-planning stages or identifying pre-attack indicators of hostiles. If such hostiles are identified there are normally (but not limited to) three follow up options:

  • Inform the close protection team of a potential threat so that the Team Leader can make an informed decision e.g. the removal of the client to a safe environment, but without highlighting that a threat has been identified.
  • Aim to follow the hostile surveillance team to gather intelligence on them (conduct surveillance on that hostile surveillance team – sometimes incorrectly referred to as Counter-surveillance), obtain intelligence, positive identifications etc. so that the necessary authorities can deal with and extinguish the threat.
  • If the threat is perceived as being imminent the PST can either disrupt, defend, pre-emptively attack, or supplement.

When Should Protective Surveillance Be Utilized?

Protective surveillance is best suited to individuals, families, or groups at high risk of kidnap or attack. It is, due to the covert requirements, a resource-intensive role. To source experienced operators and have them working in a protective surveillance role requires significant investment. Sometimes a blend of close protection, low profile protection, and hostile surveillance detection may be commensurate with risk, or better suited to budget.

Protective Surveillance for High-Risk

For a high-risk client, it is imperative a security team is pro-active and not reactive. Too many times history has shown that systems are put into operation too late. When it comes to high-risk clients, protective surveillance must only be used in conjunction with a close protection team. The two teams though separate, are symbiotic. They work hand in hand towards the shared goal of keeping the client safe and secure. A PST on its own would likely be able to identify certain threats at an early stage and act accordingly. However, they would rarely be close enough to protect the client from an impromptu attack, or act as a last line of defense. They are also not an overt presence that acts as a visual deterrent to potential threats. This is why the two teams work perfectly together, each with a different scope of work, yet entirely interlinked.

Let us look at a real-life scenario, highlighting where protective surveillance could have fitted perfectly in conjunction with close protection to help engineer a very different outcome.

Protective Surveillance – Case Study  – A Colombian former interior minister Fernando Londono in Bogota was attacked during a vehicle convoy. His two-car convoy was held at a set of lights (one free lane to its left, two free lanes to its right) A bus then joined the left lane followed by cars to the left and right. Then a man crosses the street approximately 20 meters behind the cars carrying a large object. He circles around the bus and approaches Fernando Londono’s car attaching a limpet mine to the left front side. Within 30 seconds the mine explodes leaving two dead and 48 injured. Fernando Londono was very fortunate to survive; his level 5-armored car played a significant part in this. Some of his security detail was not so lucky.

It seems highly likely that the attackers in this instance would have had to have put Londono under prior surveillance to establish his routes, what car he traveled in, what security he had with him, did he have a pattern of life? Where best to carry out the attack and how to escape (the attacker ran down an alley to a waiting motorcycle).

A multitude of questions would need to have been answered to carry out such an attack. Protective surveillance would have most likely identified hostile observations and highlighted the imminent attack planning. Further, a PST follows the client at distance to observe the surroundings. There is a good chance that the team would have spotted a car following the client and more so an individual carrying a large suspicious object purposefully walking towards the client’s vehicle. As mentioned earlier identifying threats early is vital to allow time to react.

To further delve into this case study, Londono survived and was removed from the vehicle (via the trunk) injured and dazed within 30 seconds. His surviving close protection officers did a great job of extracting him through the crowd. What if there had been a second wave attack though? Let us imagine that the attackers had mounted a small arms assault post-explosion.

There is a good chance the surviving officers would have been overpowered due to their trauma and the focus on removing the principal. A PST also acts as a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) and would have been able to move in and work to protect the immediate vicinity, and help counter any secondary or tertiary attack. Thus, a PST can provide the necessary cover and support so the CPOs could withdraw to the protective surveillance’s vehicles and extract the client. This is obviously in an ideal world, and hindsight is a wonderful thing, but the principle is valid.

A QRF does exactly as its namesake; it is a force (in this case a PST) able to react quickly in case of emergency. The covert nature of the team would be disregarded at times of extremes to act as a suitable support team. Whether this is as an assault team, a medical support team, or an extraction team. The fact that they would be covert right to the last moment provides an extra level of surprise and advantage to the protection detail.

A Focused Tool

Protective surveillance is a specific and focused tool in the provision of security to an individual or group. In the case of High-Risk protection, it is ideally suited to work hand in hand with a close protection team. Their symbiosis allows for a greater level of protection to be in place and most importantly allows TIME TO REACTFor a PST to be effective it requires operators skilled and experienced in surveillance and counter-surveillance, as well as preferably Close Quarter Battle (CQB) and dynamic Hostage Rescue. Able to remain covert at all times whilst being in the right place at the right time to identify threats, and then react accordingly. This is why ex-Special Forces (UKSF and Tier1 US SF) and former Government level operators are perfectly suited to PSTs.

Covert protection – Unknown to the Protectee/s

Protective Surveillance can be used without the client knowing they are being protected. This is often used in cases of children that may be at risk from abduction or kidnap but do not know the risk for whatever the reason or the guardians require a greater degree of peace of mind. High net worth individuals and celebrities, for example, may have close protection teams but their children do not and have no appetite to do so. Yet the risk still exists. Kidnaps and abduction are a significant risk for these individuals as was identified in the Anneli-Marie case in Germany.

There are multiple limitations to this form of protection. As discussed prior, there would be no ‘bodyguard’ or person/s close to the protected at all times. Although not providing the level of protection that a CPT does, a PST can mold to this requirement of covert protection, allowing a parent to have peace of mind that their children are being observed, and overseen by a security team.

Point to Note: With reference children, a PST can be supplemented by a Close Personal Protection Officer Male or Female that operates in a Nanny, or Child Minder role (overtly responsible for safety and welfare of the child) but covertly they are trained CPOs, medics and in constant covert communication with the PST.

Protective Surveillance – Client Not Wanting Overt Security and Willing To Accept The Limitations

Whilst protection may be required, overt bodyguards or close protection teams may not suit the client. Certain clientele desire covert protection, not wanting the attention gained from having an overt team in close vicinity at all times, yet wanting the confidence that someone is watching over them, and working to protect them. Just like earlier there are multiple limitations to this form of ‘protection’ as no person is close to the client at all times. But, if done well a PST can adapt and constantly work to control the areas around the client, be in the best position possible, at the right times, undercover. This method is often expensive, more suited to short-term, set-itineraries, but can be achieved.

This article was written by Mark Deane, the CEO of ETS Risk Management Inc. and previously published in the Circuit Magazine.

Mark is a risk management specialist whose experience stems from his previous career as a Covert Operational Officer with the British Government. Since leaving HMG he has developed ETS Risk Management into one of the leading security companies for individuals, organizations, and corporates requiring a range of boutique protective services including protective surveillance.

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What Medicare Supplement Plan G Provides

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Medicare Supplement Plan G is one of the most robust of the ten Medigap options. While some who talk about Medicare coverage options such as Medicare Part G joke about supposed lack of medical coverage, the Plan G option is far from laughable.  For those who want to reduce their out-of-pocket costs beyond what Medicare Parts A and B cover, Medigap Plan G might well be a wise choice.

What is Medicare Part G? What Does Plan G Cover?

As with any Medicare Supplement Plan G helps defray health care costs not paid by Medicare Parts A and B.  While each of the various insurance carriers offering Plan G creates its own package of perks, some benefits are standard to all.

Plan G medicare coverage includes:

  • Co-insurance costs for up to 365 days of a hospital stay after Medicare Part A runs out.
  • Part A deductible. In 2017, that cost is $1,316.
  • Part B co-insurance or co-pay. Once the Part B deductible has been met, this co-pay is 20 percent of the Medicare-approved costs for physician services during an inpatient hospital stay, durable medical equipment, and outpatient therapy.
  • Excess charge for Part B.  When physicians charge legally-allowed fees higher than what Medicare is authorized to pay, this perk pays the difference. However, the federal government mandates that doctors can only charge 15 percent in excess of what Medicare has approved for the service or procedure. As example, a senior is having surgery to alleviate varicose veins. Medicare has determined that the customary and reasonable fee for this procedure is $1,800. The physician performing the procedure, if unwilling to settle for this $1,800 as full payment, would only be allowed to charge an additional $270 ($1800 x .15), for a total fee of $2,070.  Plan G would pay this additional $270.
  • Co-insurance fee for hospice care provided through Part A
  • Co-insurance for a stay in a skilled nursing facility
  • 80 percent of the cost of emergency care while traveling outside the United States. The only qualifier is that the care take place within the first 60 days of the overseas travel.

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Why choose Medicare Supplement Plan G ?

This Medigap plan is one of only two supplements that pay Part B excess charges – fees that can be considerable for those who have chronic health maintenance needs or costly surgeries.  The alternate choice for this coverage is Plan F, which , unlike Plan G, pays the Part B deductible. Plan F monthly premiums are greater, however. Deciding between the two must take into account availability in the senior’s residing state.  While the U.S. federal government requires that each insurance carrier selling Medicare Supplements must offer Plan F, it has no such requirement for Plan G. Thus, Plan G may be harder to find, with fewer carrier and monthly premium choices.

Let’s study examples:

In Houston, Texas, four insurance carriers offer both Plans F and G. These are Gerber Life Insurance Company, GPM Life and Health Insurance Company, Humana, and United World Life Insurance Company. We compared rates for a 65-year-old male. Without exception, Plan F monthly premiums exceeded Plan G.

As example, the estimated monthly premium for GPM ‘s Plan G is $130.62; for its Plan F the premium is $174.83. A Texas senior using annual cost as criteria for a decision on whether to purchase Plan F or Plan G would find Plan G the best choice. The math looks like this: Plan F premium of $174.83 minus Plan G premium of $130.62 equals a savings of $530.52 annually ( or $44.21 monthly.) The only benefit derived from Plan F coverage as opposed to Plan G is the Plan B deductible payment (in 2017, $183 annually.)  A senior opting for Plan G would then save $347.52 in 2017 ($530.52 minus $183.)

In considering Plan G over the nine other Medicare Supplemental insurance plans, the two primary factors are:

  • Whether Plan B excess charges are anticipated. That is, if the insured anticipates multiple or high-cost medical procedures by physicians who typically charge more than the allowed Medicare fees. If the answer is yes, the choice narrows to either Plan F or Plan G.
  • If, after a mathematical comparison of medicare supplemental Plans F and Plan G premiums in the insured’s state, the cost difference exceeds the annual Plan B deductible, Medicare G is the best choice.

Online Guitar Lessons vs Private Guitar Lessons

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Want to learn guitar but confused between online lessons or private lessons that which learning method is the best? Don’t worry guys, I am here to answer your questions about online guitar lessons or private guitar lessons. Hope this information proves beneficial for you!

Online Guitar Lessons – 24/7 Availability

There’s no doubt that both methods of learning the guitar are efficient but when we consider the availability; at that time online guitar lessons is definitely a winner. You can schedule these online video lessons according to your timetable. There is no hard and fast rule that you have to attend these lessons of learning guitar for some fixed time.

You can access these online video lessons 24 hours in a day or 7 days a week. Bottom line online guitar lessons are convenient.

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Anytime Review

With the web-based guitar lessons, you are able to review previously learned techniques any time.  You can watch online guitar video lessons. It can be very convenient being able to either review or watch an online guitar lesson video numerous times until the information becomes clear and the skills and guitar tricks taught can be mastered.

As students will not get this benefit in private lessons, for you have a limited amount of time usually 30 minutes or 60-minute lessons. Yes, you can keep asking the instructor to help you with a particular technique which can be helpful to see your private instructor do it over and over again but remember the clock is ticking and you will have to pay for him/her to teach it to you again and again.

Online Guitar Lessons are more Affordable

 Affordability is another criteria on which we can decide that which type of guitar lessons are the best. As the information is the same for all students the instructors and creators are not limited to a certain amount of students. More students mean more earning. There is no limit to how many students can take a class online. This allows the sites to offer courses at more of a discount for students. Online guitar lessons are 40%-50% cheaper than private lessons.

Easy Picking 

With the help of online guitar video lessons, it is easy to pick up each and every single technique or small thing. You can pause a video and notice every single position of the fingers very precisely. You can also learn different types of guitar techniques such as bluegrass, country, rock, etc. There are various bluegrass guitar video lessons, country guitar video lessons, rock guitar video lessons available on the internet.

Learning guitar is not a difficult task. The only thing you need is self-discipline because rest is readily available in front of you in the form of online guitar lessons.  So, guys what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start learning today!

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7 Outworking Of Grace

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INTRODUCTION

2 Peter 3:18 ”But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever”. Amen.

WHAT IS GRACE?

Grace is the divine influence on the heart of a man and it is reflected or expressed outwardly. In other words, it is the outworking of a divine inward influence in your heart through God’s Word and the Holy Spirit. Grace is the glory of God working in a man’s spirit. The Greek word for grace is ‘Charis’. It beautifies the spirit and would always show on the outside. Grace functions at different levels in our life. It locates you and brings you into a good place at the right and opportune time. Some people do define Grace as “unmerited favor” but this definition is from a negative point of view and is somewhat limited.

There is such a thing as to increase in grace, to grow (Auxano). As Christians, the Bible admonishes us to grow in grace even as we grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Chris Oyakhilome. Don’t work against Grace in other people; acknowledge, respect and help grow it when you find it manifesting in others around you.

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SEVEN (7) OUTWORKINGS OF GRACE

The Grace of God can be seen in what it produces; as much as Grace is a divine working on the inside of a man, it manifests itself on the outside of a man in diverse ways:

1. ACCEPTABILITY.

There always is something about a man/woman with Grace that attracts people to him/her. Grace singles you out; they just don’t know why they are attracted towards you. Grace has got nothing to do with one’s status, profession or gender. You can turn on grace in your life; God gives you more Grace as you put to use the Grace He already made available to you. Grace causes nature to respond to you and there are levels of Grace at which different Christians function. It should be your desire to function at the highest level of Grace possible.

2. THE ADVANTAGE.

Grace brings and gives you the Advantage. As a Christian, you need to ALWAYS be conscious of the Grace of God upon your life, this is what makes it work and you need to recognize that you have got grace working for you. You do not need to struggle for/with anything in your life, if you put the Grace to work, it will deliver them to you, on a platter. Hallelujah! Grace is the glory of God working in a man’s spirit and it beautifies. Only the man with Grace recognizes Grace. Never try to work against Grace in a man’s life; one who does it fights against the Source of Grace; Deity.

3. FAVOUR.

Grace brings you FAVOUR. Good is turned towards the man with Grace and forgiveness always knocks at his door. Even when he seems to have made great mistakes, the Grace of God speaks for him. To walk in Grace means to walk in and through divine influence. It makes you have the mentality of “if I want anything, I will get it!” You are God’s trophy, and He wants everyone in the world to know how much he loves you. He is the ‘I am’ and you are the ‘in Him’. There is no need for the struggles and the worry wrinkles. Grace is available to deliver favor to you. A favor that comes by Grace comes by divine influence. Hallelujah! All He says is “yield to my Word”.

4. JOY.

Grace brings about Joy; joy indescribable and unspeakable. As a Christian walking in grace, let Joy work out through your life. When you take advantage of grace, the world will not be able to explain how you are always up there. Where they let worries and the cares of this life control them, they do not understand how you have become a distributor of joy. With grace in your life, you become dauntless even in seemingly difficult situations. When challenges come to you look inwards for the solution, because you know that: THE BIGGER THE PROBLEM, THE BIGGER THE TESTIMONY.

5. LIBERALITY.

Grace brings LIBERALITY into your life. You have got to recognize that Grace opens a two-way channel; it is called giving and a receiving channel. Recognize that giving is a Grace. When Grace opens up that passion to give; it also opens up your CAPACITY to receive.

6. PLEASURE.

Grace brings about PLEASURE. Do you know that Pleasure comes spiritually and that you can take pleasure in all that God has created? Your life is for Him; recognizing this makes everything in your life pleasurable and yet pleasing to God. Now, Grace brings about a kind and happy pleasure that should make you appreciate the people and the things in your life.

7. GIFT.

Grace brings GIFTs into your life. Grace brings about an uncanny ability to do what others cannot do. This can manifest itself by a form of a skill, quality, and understanding of certain areas. It’s important that you recognize the gift of God upon you and put it to use, it makes God’s power to come upon it.

YOUR ROLE WITH GRACE

The Scripture is laden with accounts explaining how God has given us the measure of Grace. Much more, we have a huge role to play in making sure that the purpose of the Grace is accomplished.

God expects us to put his Grace to work by careful study and meditation of His Word, which is the Word of Grace.

Make up your mind to put to work the GRACE upon your life. The Bible says in Romans 5:17 ’’For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Chris’’. You can decide to put to test the grace upon your life and you can be sure that your testimonies will be those of unprecedented manifestations of the Holy Ghost.

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Organic Baby Cotton Fabric Manufacturers

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New parents are choosing to Purchase Organic Cotton Baby Clothes in record number, and with good reason. You likely already know that the skin of a baby is far more sensitive than that of an adult, but you may not know that organic cotton baby clothes are also optimal for a baby’s continued respiratory development.

Purchase Organic Cotton Baby Clothes
Purchase Organic Cotton Baby Clothes

Many non-organic fabrics that are popular in the manufacture of baby clothes are treated with caustic pesticides that can actually cause harm to a baby’s developing respiratory system.

To be given the title of certified organic, organic cotton baby clothes must meet or exceed stringent guidelines that are set by the national organic standards board.

Popularity Of Organic Cotton Baby Clothes

Modern Organic Baby Clothes are gaining in popularity as more and more parents realize the benefits to their babies when they purchase only organic. Cotton, which is the main crop that is used in the production of clothing, but since it is not a food crop, the use of pesticides and herbicides on cotton crops is not regulated, which gives cotton growers free reign to use whatever chemicals necessary to ensure a bumper crop.

These pesticides not only end up on our clothing but also leach into our water supply through pesticide run off, and are ingested by the livestock that eventually end up on our dinner tables. Many of the billion dollars in pesticides that are used on cotton crops today were first used in World War II as biological weapons. In fact, 1/4th of the world’s pesticides and 1/10th of the world’s insecticides are used on cotton crops and an estimated pound of pesticides and other chemicals goes into the production of just one pair of jeans and one cotton tee shirt Read more.

Tips For Selecting Fall Maxi Dress

Maxi Dress

Ladies who are continuously preserving up with the ultra-modern trends and styles in fashion do not need up to date switch their remarkable wardrobes for a frumpy, uninteresting maternity cloth wardrobe. Thankfully for those fashion Fall Maxi Dress, maternity styles are keeping up with all of the modern-day patterns and trends. Even huge name designers have jumped at the maternity bandwagon, releasing maternity on line right along with updated their everyday seasonal on lineup. This yr., fall maternity clothing is greater sublime and beautiful than ever.

Fall maternity apparel is all about the color. Lovely deep shades like amethyst, wealthy oranges and reds, and jade look beautiful and universally flattering on all girls, mainly ladies who’re pregnant. To work this fall trend in up to date your maternity cloth cabinet pair a bold, wealthy-coloured up to dateupupdated with extra pared-down pants like a superb pair of maternity jeans or khakis.fall maxi dressHold the deep, wealthy shades confined up to date at least one area of the body. Carrying typical ambitious shade, specifically on a pregnant girl, may be overkill. Every other first rate manner up to date sneak in these beautiful colors is with a first-rate pair of wedge heels (up-to-date greater secure than stiletto-to-dates while pregnant), or a up-to-date, comfy pair of flats. The ambitious shade at the ft. will honestly pop.

Every other splendid fall maternity fashion trend is length for something, up-to-date lengthy pants, skirts, tunics, sweaters, and clothes. That is a fantastic fashion for pregnant ladies up-to-date the longer lengths make the body look longer and leaner.

Long, ground-duration maxi skirts are enormously cozy and breathable for pregnant ladies, and they’re proper Red Maxi Dress with fall’s most stylish developments. Other lengthening thoughts for maternity garb are lengthy coats, trenches, and sweaters. While going with this trend, it is crucial for pregnant women no longer up-to-date get overheated. Make certain your long-period trend is cool and at ease or a removable layered piece for warmer, outdoor occasions. Additionally, lengthy tunics appearance high-quality paired with lovable maternity jeans, leggings, or joggings.lace maxi dressBlack and white is a up updated, up-to-date have fall maternity trend that continually seems sharp, sublime, and fashionable. That is a excellent trend for everyone up-to-date for pregnant girls. Black and white appears extraordinarily modern and a up updated sudden for fall.

The contrasting colors appearance very crisp, and that they help an outfit look very “up-to-date.” this fall maternity trend can be up to dategetherupdated with black maternity leggings and skinny denims paired with a crisp, white, man-fashion butup to daten-up shirt. It is easy, stylish, and may be dressed up or down with the proper accessories. Black and white also appears up to datep notch blended in a striped tunic with denims, leggings, or casual pants.

These fall tendencies are extraordinarily flattering on absolutely everyone, inclusive of updated pregnant ladies. Pregnant girls who want up to date stay brand new updated and with their maternity dresser have lots of stunning alternatives. All they need updated do is add a few key portions updated their current maternity Chiffon Maxi Dress for an up-to-date, fall maternity appearance. With the right fall key pieces and accessories, pregnant style professionals might not up-to-date bypass a style beat.

How to Wear Cute Wedges Shoes With Denim

cute wedges shoes

Whilst you consider appealing and low cost footwear, Cute Wedges Shoes is the call that necessarily comes in your mind. These shoes are popular especially because they offer a huge sort of choice for every and each occasion. They may be perfectly carved and designed for the women of nowadays who is aware of the way to manage both profession and personal existence flawlessly. Whether or not you’re looking for fashionable sandals or excessive heeled boots, Stuart shoes has it all.

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The boots category presented by way of Stuart boasts a huge series ranging from ankle high to knee excessive boots. These shoes are all available at reasonable costs specifically for individuals who preference to look stylish inside a price range. These shoes are best for all activities whether you are looking for something to game in the snow or appearance you’re first-rate in town. With the excessive heeled or flat boots you may always look mind-blowing.

The canvas wrap Black Wedges Shoes provided by way of the logo are the correct desire for the spring or summer time. They are generally flats and come in appealing hues. The sandals are so low cost that you can get a few matching your cloth cabinet. Those are also incredible for journeying as you may without difficulty fit them amongst your matters. In case you want something that is going well along with your night dress and makes heads turn then stuart shoes is the suitable choice. They come in appealing colors and appearance very elegant. You will just like the lovely neon hues and the lovable little bows that wrap your feet.

With stuart footwear, you can additionally pamper your ft. in the herbal manner. The peep-toe series is popular with women mainly because of its stylish design. Its miles made of imported polyurethane and also you get to choose between brown and black. The Wedges Shoes collection is also a ought to have in the course of the spring and summer time. This footwear are top notch comfortable, playful, and really elegant. They’re additionally embellished with a adorable bow on the returned. If you want to be in fashion however are a chunk tight at the price range then the Stuart shoes offers the nice selections for you. Start making your series now and get geared up to paint the town crimson.

Smart Ways of Pairing Colored Red Pump Shoes

 

Ladies Pump Shoes

There are couples of things in life that bring an indistinguishable fulfillment from finding the ideal match of new shoes. The main thing that tops it is finding those astounding shoes at an incredibly low discount cost. Nonetheless, regardless of whether you are hoping to purchase shoes in mass for your boutique or simply grab up two or three adorable shoes to complement your most loved outfits, discovering discount shoes can be a task. You need to always keep your eyes peeled for distributer shops offering them processing plant coordinate at discount costs, or you need to keep a post for stores that are leaving business, to get those discount costs. Or on the other hand isn’t that right?

On account of the web, discovering discount Red Pump Shoes is fast and simple. No all the more exploring the commercials in the daily paper. No all the more packaging your most loved shops to see who is having a deal or leaving business. The web enables you to discover precisely the shoes you are searching at discount costs and to get those shoes conveyed appropriate to your entryway.

Red Pump Shoes

Finding the ideal combine of shoes is as straightforward as running an internet searcher look for “shoe wholesalers” or “discount shoes”. You will in a flash locate an immense number of discount shoe supplier’s comfortable fingertips. You can either examine the bunch sites for discount shoes, searching for that ideal combine of pumps, or, on the off chance that you definitely know precisely what you need; you can refine your pursuit to incorporate terms like “dark stilettos” or “red pumps with strips”.

Odds are, whatever you are searching for, be it pumps, foot rear areas, boots or tennis shoes, you will have the capacity to discover precisely what you are searching for on the web. The more particular you are about what you are searching for in your web seek, the more probable you are to locate the ideal shoes in less time than it would take you to get into your auto and drive to your most loved shoe store. Most shoe wholesalers offer snappy transporting as well, so you don’t need to sit tight for a considerable length of time and weeks to you get that to-kick the bucket for shoes.

The greatest advantage of looking for discount shoes online is the manner by which economically you can purchase shoes. You can discover quality, name mark Ladies Pump Shoes online at discount costs that are short of what you can get many knock-off brands in the shops. This implies you don’t need to constrain yourself to remain inside your financial plan. In the event that you invest much energy taking a gander by any stretch of the imagination, you may simply get yourself purchase more than the maybe a couple sets of shoes that you expected to purchase.

Various online shoe wholesalers offer different embellishments on their destinations, also, for example, discount watches, gems and purses. So you can undoubtedly locate the ideal, moderate fashioner purse to run with those immaculate shoes all in a similar place. You never again need to put in a really long time walking through strip shopping centers and malls to chase down the best arrangement on shoes. Looking for discount shoes online is certainly the approach.