Stainless Steel Storage TankSteel storage tanks are popular for their superior quality and durability. They are far superior to other storage options, especially for storing certain types of liquids and other substances. Steel tanks are ideal for domestic and industrial use, as well as for storing fuel, chemicals, water, and other liquids.

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Durability

Regardless of what you plan to store, the quality and safety features of the underground and above ground storage tank are important. There is very little vulnerability with steel tanks as compared to plastic or wooden tanks. The other materials can crack, freeze, and rupture under extreme climatic conditions.

Stainless steel tanks are safe and durable. They can resist corrosion and withstand extreme weather conditions. These can offer adequate protection and keep the substances you wish to store in good condition for a long time.

Hygienic

Stainless steel tanks will retain the hygienic condition of the materials you have stored in them. These tanks are strong, durable, and clean. These qualities are important, particularly if you store liquids or drinking water in them. The hygienic condition can help the materials remain good for longer.

Recyclable

Stainless steel tanks can be costly, but they offer many benefits, not to mention they are recyclable. If you plan to use them for a long time, then you can be sure that your investment is worthwhile. If you are using the tanks for a short period, you can store them safely or sell them to a scrap dealer or recycling facility. Simply put, the money you spent on your steel tank is worth all the benefits.

Stainless steel tanks come with superior characteristics as compared to tanks made from other materials. They are resilient, clean, sturdy, attractive, and ideal for all your storage needs.

Neatly Arranged Office Space You might not have considered it, but work productivity in every business usually revolves around the level of motivation you accord to your largest resource – your employees. While compensations and benefits play a fair share in increasing workers’ productivity at the office, nothing can replace the significance of a clean and orderly work area.

Make clean workplaces a top priority

Human beings are a product of their surrounding, and you cannot stress enough the importance of a clean working environment. Thus, business managers and owners should make it a top priority to have a favorable working environment. Since you need to concentrate on running your business, you should consider hiring the services of a corporate cleaner. Utah has many providers that will let you the benefits of a professional cleaning service.

Clean offices make for a good first impression to potential clients

Nothing surpasses the feeling of walking into a clean, organized room with organized working surfaces, clean office equipment, and everything in its rightful position. Moreover, having a tidy workplace will give potential clients a good first impression of your business.

Playing “Jack of all trades” will wear you out

If you clean your office facility on your own, you might realize that it is more difficult than it appears. It takes more than being organized to keep offices clean. Though you could encourage your employees to observe cleanliness, the demands of work may sometimes cause them to forget to de-clutter their work stations.

Also, communal areas, such as the pantry and conference rooms, need attention and clean up as well. You don’t have to make you and your employees work in such an environment. Hire a corporate cleaner with a consistent record of delivering quality janitorial services in Utah. This would help you focus on running your business, and your employees on doing their work. You never have to worry about keeping your office facility clean ever again.

Springbok AntelopeOne of South Africa’s most recognised symbols is the springbok antelope. This medium sized animal is one of the most famous of Africa’s wild game and is the animal that most people think of whenever there is a mention of ‘antelopes’ in popular media.

The springbok is the national animal of South Africa, and it has been so since the start of the 20th century. The animal features prominently in their coinage, particularly in their gold bullion. Coins featuring springbok antelopes are widely available and can be found as far as the UK, sold at places like Atkinsons Bullion.

The antelope is even a mascot for several prominent South African sports teams, particularly the National Rugby Union team of South Africa.

A Striking Survivalist

The springbok became the symbol of South Africa because of its adaptability and hardiness. It is able to survive Africa’s harsh environment with relative ease.

This animal exists successfully in the hot African savannah, even when water and food are scarce and the ground is scorching. Springbok dines on the tough grasses and shrubs of the plains, and knows how to find moisture-rich roots in the absence of water.

Springbok antelopes are especially famous for their impressive agility — these animals can jump up to 13 feet in the air and can run up to 54 miles per hour. Its amazing ability to leap is known as ‘pronking’. Pronking is a defensive manoeuvre when the antelope feels threatened.

The African Symbol of Unity

The springbok has been the South African symbol for more than a hundred years. It has since come to symbolise unity in a country that is torn historically by racial division. It was once a hated symbol, being associated with the white minority rule, or apartheid.

With the end of the apartheid in 1994, Nelson Mandela, a prominent revolutionary, intervened to keep the name of the animal for the sake of the rugby teams it represents.

Since then, the springbok antelope has become a symbol of unity and national pride.

Horses Eating HayA healthy horse is a happy horse. And when a horse is in tip top shape, you know it can give you the ride of your life. Keeping your horse in good shape is not as easy as it seems though, so whether you have farm horses or race horses, the following are sure to keep them happy.

1. Get the right feed.

Back in the day, people had few options when it came to a horse’s diet. Many horse owners added some oats to hay and grass so their animals can maintain a healthy weight. Today, there are many horse feed options in New Zealand. These feeds are nutritionally well-balanced for all types of horses. Takanini Feeds says that while there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing the right feed, the best way to decide is to factor the following: appropriate body condition, daily caloric need, and any medical issue.

2. Keep the pasture well-maintained.

The condition of a horse pasture is important in keeping healthy and happy animals. Make sure you mow it regularly and reseed if necessary. While reseeding can be quite expensive, it can revive worn out pastures effectively. Apart from cleaning up manure, you should also make arrangements to minimise mud in the pasture. Mud, especially deep mud, can cause many problems to your animals, including tendon strains and tears, hoof abscesses, and thrush.

3. Always provide fresh water.

Just as humans need fresh, clean water for drinking, so do horses. If you don’t provide your horses with enough fresh water for drinking, the hay and grass inside their stomachs can compact. Whether you are breeding horses or not, make sure you give your animals fresh, clean water for drinking every day.

Keeping A Happy Horse

Happy horses are definitely not just pleasant to be around, but they also learn quickly and interact with humans better. Whatever type of horse you have, consider these tips on how to keep them healthy so you can enjoy the rewards of having a fine steed.

A Kayak in Lake MinnesotaKnown as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Minnesota is a great place to visit if you love the great outdoors. If you’re planning to take the trip this year, here are some of the sites you need to see:

  1. Wildlife Centers

The wildlife centers in Minnesota are highly popular among vacationing families, especially ones with small children. The educational activities are great ways to learn about the wildlife animals and their habitat. Best of all, there’s no admission fee. You have no excuse to miss a chance to connect with Mother Nature.

  1. Gunflint Trail

If you like hiking and camping, don’t miss taking on the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota. Enjoy the 57-mile span of road and hiking paths while you take in the wonderful and natural sceneries. Summer is one of the best times to visit this place, especially if you’re game to stay the night under the stars.

  1. Split Rock Lighthouse

It is probably one of the most picturesque man-made structures in Minnesota. It is also believed to be one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the U.S. Dating back all the way to 1910, the lighthouse has been restored to its former glory so visitors can enjoy the old-world charm of this great structure.

  1. Judy Garland Museum

Frances Ethel Gumm a.k.a. Judy Garland played the iconic role of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” Ironically, she’s not from Kansas. She’s a famous resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Her childhood home has been converted into a living museum, so fans and visitors can enjoy some memorabilia displayed within. Fans of the movie can see the famous carriage used in the Emerald City scene.

Summer is one of the best times to visit Minnesota, but of course, there are many activities and places to see all year round. If you’re visiting this part of the country soon, don’t miss seeing these great places and make sure to try their famous Swedish meatballs and other great eats.

Bull RidingBull riding requires courage, durability, and strength because of one reason. It is considered to be the most dangerous eight seconds in rodeo sports. Bull riders need reliable, trustworthy equipment that provides high-quality protection.

If you’re looking to buy your first bull riding gear, you’ll need spurs and spur straps, bull riding boots, gloves and thongs, gear bags, bull ropes, bull rope pads and toppers, bells and bell straps, chaps, and a rodeo vest. Make sure to go for high-quality products.

If you’re still unsure of what equipment to buy, here are some tips that can help you stay protected and good-looking while bull riding for the first time.

Footwear

You’ll need a good pair of lace-ups or cowboy boots for ankle support. More importantly, you’ll need footwear to attach your spurs onto its heel counters and ledge (also called lip).

As a bull rider, you’ll need spurs to keep hold of a bull. A good spur should have leather straps and sturdy 5-point rowels. The most widely used style is the roller buckle style.

Gloves

Gloves help protect your hands from rope burns. Leather gloves are the best type to use.

Expert bull riders, however, recommend applying glycerin first and then rosin on the leather gloves. Glycerin helps the rosin stick faster to your gloves, while rosin helps the gloves to stick faster to the rope.

Ropes

The bull rope — regarded as an essential piece of bull riding equipment — helps a rider stay on top of a bull for the full 8-seconds. It includes a handle typically made of leather that is braided to the rope.

Bull ropes are commonly categorized as American or Brazilian, with the latter preferred by expert riders.

Protective Gear

Bull riding protective gear include the helmet, chaps, and rodeo vest. The chaps help the rider to move less while on a bull. The helmet and vest meanwhile, offer protection in case the bull tries to hook or step on the rider.

Remember, all your gear should be made of durable material.

water storage tank
You might think two million gallons of water would be sufficient for anything. However, communities grow, and disasters happen – and that means there is a need for more water storage.

Increasing the capacity of the tank presents more than one problem, however – including the expense and space. Where would the new tank go? In addition, the tank is already operating in the water system, and the infrastructure is already in place. Is it really possible to increase the tank capacity?

Before anything else, work with a water storage tank builder, as they can help you maintain the footprint of the tank. Make sure the tank undergoes API 653 inspection as well to ensure the newly renovated tank will meet the state regulatory requirements.

Prep the Tank for Modifications

If you have two tanks, make sure to perform the work one tank at a time — while one of the is out of service, store the water in the other tank.

Prep the tank by cutting the shell away from the bottom. Remove the exterior components such as the ladder, the manway, and the overflow pipe in the meantime as well.

Install New Tank Shell, Shell Plates

Next, replace the tank shell with a new, larger one. Don’t forget to give some attention to the columns supporting the tank roof, including the new column pads and extensions.

After welding the shell plates, add a new ring to the bottom of the tank, as well as a new door sheet and manway. If it is an aboveground tank, make sure the installation is performed according to the API 653 standards.

Finish with a New Paint Job

After completing the tank capacity expansion, finish with a new paint job. Go for a high-performance, industrial coatings that are designed for chemical and corrosion resistance and thermal insulation.

If you have two tanks, repeat the instructions on the second tank once the first one is put into service. Your water reservoir just got bigger.

Water storage tanks are the symbol of communities, and they should be able to provide clean water to meet peak demands. Fortunately, modifications are possible.

Volunteer WorkVolunteerism is good for both the volunteer and the community. It shapes your character and enhances your self-confidence. Your contribution further inspires other people to pitch in. One of the more popular choices for volunteer work is with t he Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps, or SAFVC. The uniformed volunteer scheme is open to women, new citizens between 18 to 45 years of age and first-generation permanent residents.

Challenging Training

The SAFVC choose from hundreds of applicants who want to contribute to the defence and security of the island nation. You will need to pass the criteria, submit an application, go through an interview and wait a few weeks for a medical screening. What this all means is that it is not easy to make it to the batch of suitable volunteers.

The challenge continues once you go into training. Some volunteers describe the two-week instruction as more challenging than expected. Naturally, the SAFVC training is not as intense as the programme for the men and women of service. But it’s still better to prepare for it, to ensure success at the end.

Here are some things you can do:

1. Be aware of roles in the Corps, and anticipate where you might fit in the organisation.

The SAFVC have nine roles across different areas, namely army, navy and air force. Your medical fitness and overall aptitude will determine your assignment. You can choose to switch to another role later one, for example, from air force volunteer you move to infomedia staff for the army, but this is still subject to an evaluation.

2. Prepare your body.

Maintain a fit and strong body. You will go through tough physical challenges during the training, from endurance drills to carrying load bearing vests and rifle through battle inoculation course. Prepare your body for such activities and you will fare better when the time comes.

3. Get to know fellow volunteers.

You can manage the physical and mental exhaustion when you reach out to other volunteers. Discover their stories and why they’re volunteering. Share notes on how to overcome every drill. And encourage each one during training.

4. Focus on the aim of your endeavour.

Finally, never lose focus on your aim as a volunteer. The drills and the military-like life for a couple of weeks may overwhelm you at times. But don’t let those stop you from making a contribution to Singapore’s defence and security.

The SAFVC is not your average volunteer work. It’s an honour, and a duty that every qualified Singaporean and permanent resident needs to consider. It’ll do you and the community a lot of good.

Facts about Psychology and PsychologistsEven if you have the necessary skills, qualities, drive and willpower, you still have to complete all the educational requirements. Look at these three eye-opening facts about having a career in psychology, and you will soon realise why it may be the best job for you.

The Pay is Good for those with an Outstanding Record

Of course, you need to make a living for yourself while doing what you like. This is one of the reasons you would want to practice psychology. Once you have completed your degree from a university in Singapore, especially those known for their credibility and high-quality educational system, James Cook University Singapore says that you have high chances of securing a job as quickly as possible. You do have to make certain you present potential employers with an outstanding record, so do your best academically.

A Number of Career Opportunities Await You

Psychology comes in many different areas of specialisations, with clinical and counselling being the two most common. You likewise have the option to focus on educational psychology, occupational psychology, neuropsychology and social psychology among several others.

This said, you should already realise how significant career opportunities are in this field. Add this to the fact that this branch of medical science continues to grow in Singapore, and you should see why becoming part of it will pave the way for a satisfying and fulfilling career.

You Make More than just Good Money – You Better the Lives of People

Psychologists deliver services aimed to assess, analyse, and treat disorders affecting a person’s behavioural, mental, and emotional health. They use this art and science to develop programs not only aimed to treat human problems and concerns, but also to promote and foster change.

At its core, becoming a good psychologist will make your life richer in more ways than simply a healthy bank account. Why not go for this career.

Home Office in WellingtonWith the surge of jobs that allow working from home, it now makes more sense to have a home office. Some employers allow their employees to work away from the office a few days a week. Others only hire freelancers who never go to the office.

You would probably prefer working from a coffee shop or at the beach, but that wouldn’t be practical if you had to do it every day. If you can do that, then good for you, but in case you have to work at home, you’ll need a place that offers privacy. Here are some pieces of advice.

Choose an Empty Room

If you have a room you never use, then you’re fine. All you need is for the Internet connection to reach that room, a desk and a chair and your laptop. What matters is you can close the door, so you won’t be bothered every two minutes by your kids.

Using the Garage

If you don’t have the luxury of an extra room, however, think about using your garage. This one, however, requires some converting. First, it must have enough space. It’s better if you don’t share it with a car. As the garage was not built for human occupancy, you’ll need to do some work on it.

Work on the walls and ceiling, as well as the door leading outside. They need some proper insulation. You may also need to install a window. You can’t work in the dark. It should have as much natural light as possible coming in.

Of course, now it needs a thermostat. You can use a portable heater or air cooler, but it’s better to ask Wellington electricians to install a proper heater and air conditioner. They can also install the outlet for your laptop and other appliances, such as an electric fan and a stereo. You may also want to put a coffee maker in there.

The good part about working from home is that you are never more than ten steps from your family. But there are temptations — TV, video games, slacking off with the kids during work hours — so it’s best to have a home office to help you manage your time at work.