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Taking Control of the Crowds

Posted on 15 April 2015 by admin  

The term “crowd control barriers” may conjure up all sorts of different images inside your imagination. You’ll probably think about burly bodyguards keeping hoards of screaming teenagers back from the latest pop sensation or Hollywood superstar.

Whereas this is one use of this particular use also, they are utilized in many more areas around the globe around us. The chances are that you’ll encounter some sort of barrier every day in your normal daily routine. It’s not only boy bands and movie stars which need to be kept behind these barriers (or maybe it the fans that are behind them, I’m never quite sure), but they are also used in many other situations.

Barriers are used to keep the general public resistant to harm on building sites and construction areas. It’s only a way of herding the public where they are safe to protecting and become them from holes, obstacles and dangerous situations.

Also, they are used in many stores and offices. If everybody wasn’t persuaded to make an orderly queue while waiting to pay for their things in the mall, think about the trouble and confusion there might be. Instead of just milling around and queue jumping these barriers are used to keep everybody in line and under control.

The identical can be said of post and banks offices. Any office with a busy flow of customers coming through the doors can benefit from having some sort of crowd control system in place. Okay, the crowd may only be four to five different people but it really can still help with keeping everything in check.

Airports use barriers as a technique of protecting passengers safe too. Imagine how dangerous it would be if people were permitted to wander around on the runway every time they went along to board a plane or disembark at the other end? Barriers funnel you into the safe areas and help to be sure that everybody is safely on board as soon as possible.

Fun theme and fairs parks often have to cope with pretty large crowds waiting around for their switch on the attractions and rides and without some type of barrier system in position it might soon get caught in pandemonium.

A crowd control system is also used in many cinemas with all the ticket collector removing the temporary barrier to all of those who have the appropriate ticket to find out the movie under consideration. Without this particular control how would they be capable of stop people from sneaking in to the cinema without paying?

So, you see, it’s not only celebrities on the red carpet and boy bands who must take control of the crowds, barriers have their spot in many other parts of society too.

If you think that your business could benefit from some sort of crowd control barrier system, take a look at YescomUSA. They’ve got a bit of incredibly portable and trendy systems which can be used as semi permanent or temporary approaches to keep folks some sort of order. Barrier post systems certainly don’t detract from the décor or ambiance of an office or store; they are actually pretty stylish and can add something on the surroundings.

Every business need to make sure that they people are kept safe and orderly and therefore everyone will be seen on the appropriate efforts and when it is their turn. This is the reason so many businesses these days rely on the rope barriers or belt barrier systems offered at the above website. They’ve got wall mounted ones too for added stability.

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Healthy food photo contest is looking for a winner

Posted on 12 May 2014 by admin  

That’s right. There’s a healthy food contest running through June 21, 2014 and it’s looking for a winner! All it takes to win a 4-day healthy cooking retreat is to take selfie photo of your nutritional meal and submit it on website together with a few words about why it’s your go-to healthy food.

“Every day there’s an opportunity to get a boost of encouragement, energy and excitement to take on the day with our health in mind,” says Benjamin Karsch, Cigna’s Head of Brand, Marketing Communications and Digital Marketing. “Whether it’s spinach or a protein shake after a workout, food fuels us to be at our best. This contest celebrates that with our audience.”

Cigna GO YOU website is part of Cigna’s brand awareness campaign focusing on embracing your true self, it is meant to celebrate overcoming life’s challenges and offering people a place to learn from others and be inspired by individuals who have overcome adversity. It’s also offering tips and insights by physicians, clinicians and behaviorists.

Taking selfies isn’t anything new anymore, and taking selfies of your food ain’t anything unique either. But winning with a a healthy food photo might be. So why not take advantage of Cigna’s offering. And keep in mind that in addition to the first prize (which, btw, also includes a Cigna Nutritionist Coaching for a year) there are also prizes for second and third places.

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Snyder’s of Hanover line now includes Cinnamon Sugar and Salted Caramel Varieties

Posted on 21 January 2014 by admin  

Snyder’s of Hanover company might be a very known name for many of you out there. After all, being the #1 pretzel company in the United States should allow us to make this assumption. They offer you lots of different varieties, from traditional pretzels to sourdough pretzels, from flavored pretzel pieces to gluten-free pretzels, from pretzel sandwiches to chocolate covered pretzels. You can learn more about their entire product line as well as to find interesting recipes for you to try at

And now they have come out with new varieties, their expanded product line includes Cinnamon Sugar and Salted Caramel Varieties for your enjoyment. The new varieties have been launched in response to the ever-growing popularity of sweet and salty flavor mash-ups.

“We are thrilled to offer consumers a whole new way to enjoy our pretzels.” said Bob Gould, Marketing Manager for Snyder’s of Hanover, adding that “Get creative by pairing them with your favorite desserts, like ice cream, or eat them right out of the bag.”

According to studies, 56% of Americans like snacking for enjoyment and they wanted to make the popular sweet and salty combination a permanent option for everyone craving for it. “Sweet and salty remains a popular consumer snack request, so adding the flavor combination to our Pretzel Pieces line was a natural extension.” Gould continued.

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Cooking ideas? Or Impressive roster of untalented cooks? Well..

Posted on 21 January 2014 by admin  

If you want to find great dish ideas while watching an impressive roster of seriously untalented disastrous cooks competing against each other in ever-entertaining challenges, your wait will soon be over, when Worst Cooks in America returns for the fifth season on Monday, February 17th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network.

Fourteen kitchen-challenged people have been chosen to compete against each other for the chance of winning $25 000. Divided into team Bobby (lead, and mentored by Bobby Flay) and team Anne (lead, and mentored by Anne Burrell), they have seven weeks to improve their cooking skills. With the small exception that each episode someone will be eliminated from the competition.

All of the contestants have been nominated by their friends and family – as who else would know how bad their cooking skills really are. Now they will have to compete in a number of challenges like high-stakes pizza challenge, fast-paced sushi preparation and much more.

You can find a lot more information about the show, about the challenges, about the contestants as well as the mentors at

“Watching Anne and Bobby compete and teach these truly kitchen-challenged contestants is both hilarious and inspiring,” said Bob Tuschman from Food Network.

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New Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads out now

Posted on 17 September 2013 by admin  

Smucker’s brand has just come out with new Natural Fruit Spreads to spread a little sunshine. The Natural Fruit Spreads add naturally delicious fruit flavor to your day as they don’t contain any preservatives. The new varieties are available at a number of select retailers around the U.S.

The new Natural Fruit Spreads, with flavors of orange marmalade, red raspberry, strawberry and concord grape, are all made with ingredients from natural sources and made with real sugar.

There are a number of different ways how you can eat them. For example, you could spread a cracker with with the new spread and peanut butter, or you could add a teaspoon of red raspberry fruit spread into a nonfat yogurt. Additional ways also include blending together Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread with yogurt, ice and bananas and get a delicious mid-morning smoothie.

The J.M. Smucker Company has been offering the consumers quality products that families can enjoy during their most memorable moments for more than 115 years now and these new Natural Fruit Spreads are just a small addition to their product line. For full list of their spread varieties feel free to check their facebook page or

The suggested retail price for the new spreads is $2.59 to $3.89.

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The Lance Snack Patrol surprises kids with free sandwich crackers

Posted on 03 September 2013 by admin  

Throughout this year the Lance Snack Patrol team has been traveling the U.S., visiting different community events as well as showing up at parks to give away free sandwich crackers to both kids and adults. They have been doing that as part of their 100th anniversary celebration.

However, it’s far from all. In July they also announced the Back to School Sweepstakes with roughly 4000 prizes to help families concentrate more on their children and less time thinking about the cost of it all. Through the sweepstakes they are giving away lots of lunch boxes (55 a day), 200 Visa gift cards worth $100 and three grand prizes of $10 000.

Everyone who wants to enter the competition needs to go to or Lance Facebook page at The contest can be entered every day, it started on July 15 and it won’t close until September 15th.

Take part of the sweepstakes and be sure to also try out the Lance’s newest cracker varieties such as Xtra Fulls Toastchee and Xtra Fulls Toasty. You can learn more about Lance sandwich crackers, the varieties and the company’s 100 year history at There you can also learn about all the different upcoming anniversary events.

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Food truck, great dishes and tough competition

Posted on 30 July 2013 by admin  

Food Network’s fourth season of The Great Food Truck Race will be taking off on Sunday, August 18th. The show that premiered in 2010 is filled with exciting challenges both from cooking as well as business perspective.

Eight wannabe food truck operators will be competing for the chance of winning $50 000 as well as a food truck. They will be moving across the country, this year’s route is the longest one in series history, all together 4181 miles.

The first task for the three-person teams will be presented to them by the show host Tyler Florence and it will be a contest in upscale sales. Each of the teams will have to sell one signature dish from their menu, but do it for at least $20 each. In the next episodes they will have to do similar tasks and the one who earns the least will be sent home.

The Great Food Truck Race route will go through various places such as Washington D.C., South Dakota, Portland, Idaho, Chicago.

Among guest stars of the show the viewers will be able to see the legendary football coach Mike Ditka as well as Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Tune in to Food Network on August 18th, 9pm ET/PT.

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Potato recipes for your enjoyment

Posted on 15 April 2013 by admin  

Are you looking for a few good potato recipes for the spring season? Something tasty, yet healthy enough? You might want to check out the educational videos starring chef Katie Cavuto Boyle, videos brought to you by US Potato Board. The educational video series is called Seven Potato Types.

Katie also created two new and colorful potato salad recipes for you.

Kale and Potato Salad
This nutritious dish mixes petite potatos with kale, includes Greek yogurt, gorgonzola and walnuts. And it’s super healthy, considering it includes 500mg of potassium and covers a whopping 190 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

Spring Potato Salad
Made of grilled red potatos and combined with fresh baby peas and arugula, with Dijon mustard, lemon juice and a sprinkle of mint.

For better-explained instructions on how to do those salads as well as for finding even more healthy and delicious potato recipes, check out and also see the player below.

Potatos are packed with nutritional value and a medium-sized potato has just 110 calories in it. It contains more potassium than a banana, lots of vitamin C and zero fat, cholestorol and sodium.

On April 16 5pm PST, at USPB’s Potatoes, Taters and Spuds Facebook page, Katie will be sharing ideas on how to infuse color and nutrition into spring recipes.

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How to Choose the Best Grow Lights

Posted on 03 April 2013 by admin  

Grow lights are extremely important when it comes to hydroponics. The best grow lights for your hydronponics create will most likely be led grow light you can find from inline exhaust fans. Hydroponics is simply growing plants without soil, but nonetheless using water and nutrients or whatever eventually ends up being chosen. You will find lots of helpful nutrients you could add to your plants that will be able to help you grow more effectively and safely. Many of the nutrients available include lots of unique hybrid mixes and whatnot that have been formulated to assist with the growth and health of your respective plants. Some mixes are simply a dollar each, which means it’s very easy a plants growing and happy! Some would recommend the “Organic Feeder” which would mix nicely generally plants, whatever you are growing. LA shop Hydronics may be BBB accredited since 2011 and is also thrilled to maintain serving its thriving usage. Specializing in garden and plants, LA shop Hydronics will surely help you create a garden that is certainly easy to maintain and serves you well. A great deal of indoor gardening supplies can be obtained as well as quality grow tents and lights that will help any aspiring indoor gardener to get going. From organic to aeroponic and many other types of indoor gardening, it is certain to find everything required from LA shop. Hydroponics isn’t hard in any way and anyone who is curious should read more on it and find out just how easy it’s! After you have each of the supplies create, it’s really only reliant on maintaining. There’s a lot to learn about hydroponics, but just keep in mind that after the initial little while, it is smooths sailing following that.

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Chopped All Stars is back with new culinary challenges

Posted on 10 March 2013 by admin  

Food Network’s highly anticipated new season of Chopped All-Stars is set to premiere Sunday, April 7th at 9pm ET/PT. As before, the all-star contestants will be competing against each other for the chance to show off their skills, be crowned the All-Stars Champion and win the Grand Prize for their chosen charity.

The winner of the show will be walking away with a grand prize of $50 000 for his or her charity. The show is hosted by the television personality, writer, and cookbook author Ted Allen.

Each week four chefs will be competing against each other in themed episodes. The show premieres with the battle of Food Network vs. Cooking Channel with participants such as Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson, Gabriele Corcos and Nadia G.

The all-star contestants are judged by a number of Chopped regulars such as Maneet Chauhan, Marcus Samuelsson, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian.

The show finale is set to take place Sunday, May 5th at 9pm ET/PT, when the grand prize winner will be chosen.

Fans of great cooking, impressive challenges, celebrities in the kitchen, it’s a show not to be missed. With delicious courses created in a limited amount of time from ingredients available in the mystery basket it’s going to be an interesting watch.

You are invited to learn more about the new season of Chopped All-Stars below.

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Cooking – when the worst learn from the best

Posted on 16 January 2013 by admin  

How to improve your cooking skills? Or better yet, how do others do it? How are cooking-challenged people mentored in order to turn them into good or maybe even great chefs? You can see it all when Worst Cooks In America returns on February 17th 2013 on Food Network.

Worst Cooks in America is a reality TV series that shows you how kitchen zeroes are magically transformed into kitchen heroes. With celebrity chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay each trying to guide their team to victory, what can go wrong?

Well, okay, possibly a lot, but it’s the thought that counts and one thing can be said for sure – viewers can expect to see the cooking-challenged transformation into cooking-wizards live on air. All the recruits who are competing against each other in two teams have been selected based on their rather embarrassing cooking skills, based on the nominations by their friends and family.

During the seven-episode long season viewers can expect to create meals from the groceries their mentors found from the recruits homes, compete with their classic meat and potato meal, take part of the fresh fish challenge and much more.

The Worst Cooks In America season finale airs on Sunday, March 31st at 9pm ET/PT. That’s when the two remaining finalists have to cook for the panel of judges. Their task is to prepare a three-course meal. And the winner, well, the winner will be handed $25 000 as the grand prize.

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Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee makes gift giving easy

Posted on 18 December 2012 by admin  

Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee has just come out with three new seasonally inspired varieties – Mocha Mint, Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread Cookie. All new varieties come in whimsical packaging with select bags of Dunkin’ Donuts coffees also including a paper gift tag. What Dunkin’ Donuts wants to say with that is simple – packaged coffee makes gift wrapping easy!

The select bags of the seasonal coffees are perfect stocking stuffers or holiday treats. And to show you how, they have partnered with Cindy Hopper. Cindy is a popular crafting blogger and the founder for

Cindy says that in order to create packaging that looks great to any recipient you simply need some motivation and imagination. She adds that “I love wrapping holiday gifts – from little treasures like Dunkin’ Donuts seasonal packaged coffee to bigger presents like kids’ toys and electronics – in unexpected and creative ways.”

For specific ideas on how to wrap your gifts, see the player below, visit Cindy’s website and of course, use your imagination!

Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee is available where you buy your groceries. However, if you can’t find it, head over to to find the nearest store selling their seasonal packaged coffee.

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Cooking challenge between Team Guy and Team Rachael – welcome back

Posted on 29 November 2012 by admin  

Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri are set to return for the second season with new cooking challenges on January 6, 2013 in Rachael vs Guy Celebrity Cook Off.

When the first season premiered on January 1, 2012, the premiere ranked 3rd in overall cable ratings that night with its 3.524 million viewers. How will second season kick off? None of us knows. But the fact is that it will be full of celebrities, besides the hosts, at least eight of them, half in each team – four in Team Guy and four in Team Rachel.

Celebrities taking part of the Cook Off this season are Chilli, Gilbert Gottfried, Cornelia Guest, Dean McDermott,Kathy Najimy, Hines Ward, Carnie Wilson and Johnny Weir. They will all be competing for their charity.

The two teams will be heading out to the west coast to compete in intense weekly culinary challenges. The winner of the show will be winning $50 000 for the charity they are playing for.

The show is guaranteed to put everyones culinary skills to test with farm-to-table dishes, old-school diner environments with fitting outfits, not to mention an elite Hollywood dinner party where the finalists need to cook and serve a three-course meal for the dinner guests.

Learn more about it here:

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The Art Institutes announces Best Teen Chef Competition

Posted on 26 November 2012 by admin  

The Art Institutes has just announced Best Teen Chef Scholarship competition where the best of the best teen chefs will be receiving scholarship toward a culinary education.

The competition takes place in two categories, one for high school seniors and the other for high school graduates. The two top high school seniors will be getting a scholarship worth $4000 and $1000 and the best high school graduate $1500 in each of their participating locations.

If you want to participate, you have until January 24, 2013 to enter the competition. If you manage to become one of the finalists, you will be given a chance to have a pre-competition coaching session, followed by a cook-off in one the participating Art Institutes schools where your work will be judged by the culinary faculty and professional chefs.

For more information about The Art Institutes and the competition, please visit and see the information in the player below.

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What Makes a Cute Dress?

Posted on 14 May 2012 by admin  

There are lots of things that go into making cute clothes. You can purchase crochet shorts which are pretty much already cute on their own, or you can find a bodycon dress and make it cute just by wearing it. Try the shorts though, they are very unique. Maxi dresses as well! They are all beautifully made and come in a great variety of colors and styles. Don’t worry if you think you think clothes that no one else does, dresses come in all different kinds and there will surely be some that fit your stylish needs. Make sure to go shopping with a friend! Everything is more fun when you can take turns trying on different clothes and seeing someone else’s individual style (or maybe just get matching dresses!).

When it come to finding an awesome clothing outlet, there are tons of different places that you can look. If you don’t like the stores at malls around you, try online! If you’ve never shopped online before, you are surely missing out. Personally, I do almost all my clothes shopping online since I can not only usually find thing much cheaper than in stores, but also find unique clothes so that I never have to worry about matching with some random stranger. If you have a party coming up, make sure to try your best at shopping online since a unique dress is imperative to showing up at a party. No girl wants to be wearing the same dress when they go out unless they are best friends.

There are tons of designer out there and I’m sure that you will find one with a style similar to yours. I dont really like any designer labels, I go more for a “genre” kind of look. Dressing alternative has kind of always been my thing, but maybe it’s yours too! In that case I suggest searching on a search engine for cool online shopping stores to sort through and find your next treasure! If you are afraid of wearing the crochet type shorts, never fear! A lot of current celebrities are presently rocking them and I’m sure that you will look super in them, just be sure to wear a cute top and nice shoe as well! Indie clothing is really cool and there are a lot of new designers and artists out there trying their best in this category of clothing. You will notice that most indie clothing is much easier to find online than in stores. Any girl can turn pretty much any clothing cute with the right attitude. Get the right shoes and the right purse for the best finishing touch. Take your time piecing together your outfit and you will be greatly rewarded.

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