The State of Kuwait, a sovereign Arab nation and one of the worlds fastest growing economies, is planning to have media school offered in the University of Kuwait. These plans were presented to the schools council of departments. The council then recommended conducting more research and studies on the subject before approving the independent media school plan. The media school would offer programs that are found in media studies collages, sound engineering collages, photography colleges, and journalism collages found in most of the top universities around the globe. Most of the students at the university see this as an improvement on the educational institution.

When it comes to media, Kuwait has very transparent media practices. Journalists who are based in Kuwaiti enjoy a greater freedom with their work than their regional counterparts compared to other Arab countries. The state was ranked with the number one spot by the Reporters without Borders of the Middle East and the Arab League freedom of press index in 2007. This is no wonder why they would put up a media school at one of the states best universities. Students who would take programs and courses in this school are assured freedom of press which is vital. The school will provide future journalist, photographers, and other media practitioners all the knowledge and tools they need to deliver fair and just news and opinions.

Most photography colleges are found in the United States and Europe. However, not a lot of aspiring students can afford to go to another country to study. Its important the future journalism photographers know what they are up against. Rowan Al Bahwah, one of the universitys faculties said that In Kuwait, the state is suffering from having too little media influence. Schools should take benefit of potentials the young students have. Media has very strong and effective influence with the people and the state, because of this, the university should provide programs and trainings in the area. The culture and society of the state desperately needs well trained and qualified young Kuwaitis to go to the fields and provide news and current events.

One of the collages under most media schools is the photography colleges. This collage will not only teach you the importance of documentation by the use of photography, but will let you understand it as an art. Becoming a professional photographer needs a lot of training and hands on experience, by attending photography classes and programs, you a guided by your instructors to the right path. Since the school also teaches you that photography is also a science, you get the chance to work with specialized and professional tool for photography.

Assuming you are a regular World of Warcraft player, the Arena flavour of WoW gameplay may leave you a bit puzzled at first. Forget about experience, which is the main reward in World of Warcraft and begin to think about skill. In Arena Play everything is based off ratings, and being a team play, the relevant point is the rating your team can acquire. Getting higher ratings means your team has improved, and this is your reward goal.

Now, before going any further, consider you must have reached at least level 80 to enter Arena Matched. To tell the truth you can begin a little earlier, by playing skirmishes, but again you’ll need to be a level 70 to do so, so there’s no significant shortcut here. It’s more a way to allow you to practice before beginning the real Arena Experience.

Given this is going to be a beginner’s guide, we’ll cut short of all the formulas, the algorithms and the small quirks in the Arena Calculation phase. Just have a look at all the forums out there, no player seems to have always received the exact amount of points he or she was expecting. And really, it’s not very important. What matters is a simple concept: everything is based around ratings, and your team starts with an exact, clean, rating of zero.

As you enter the Arena, the system queues your team and goes looking for a team that is close in rating to your own. How much closer? Exactly within 150 points, and this mean at your first match you’ll face a team that can be rated between 0 and 150. Now this means that at the beginning you have little to nothing to loose, while your opponents are likely to have much more at a stake -because their teams probably has a rating higher than zero.

Understanding this is the key in Arena Play. You don’t have to play every match, as only 10 matches each week are required for point distribution. And you have to be smart in deciding when to play and when the risk of a defeat would bring you more harm than good. This is also the reason why there are so many arena calculators around the web: to allow teams to check and fine tune their ratings, preparing for the next match.

Since 2v2, 3v3 and 5v5 matches are rated in different ways, you may want to risk a more complex 5v5 match because it will pay more -point wise- than a 2v2, or instead prefer to keep a low profile and avoid the risk of a defeat. In short, this is entirely a matter of strategy and something that the average player will not enjoy being forced to compute by hand or with a scientific calculator.

Head of Industry Trade and Mines, Banyuwangi regency, East Java, Cahyo Hary Purnomo said many small and medium industrial products in the region are less hygienic.

It was, he said, based on the results of government-facilitated product test lab Banyuwangi in Research and Industry Standards Surabaya. Of 52 food and beverage products that are tested only 27 small and medium industries that pass quality standards of products. “The rest do not yet qualify as poor hygiene and sanitation,” he told reporters on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Hary explained, they were considered not hygienic products for the manufacture not wear gloves, masks and headgear. Small and medium industries also use a lot of water that has been contaminated with the bacteria Escherichia coli. Though product E-coli contaminated prone cause stomach infection.

Even so, Hary claims will not pull the products that did not pass the quality standards. Government, according to Hary, new on stage to socialize about product quality standards to small industries. Department also continued to provide opportunities for small and medium industries which will be testing its products in Research and Industry Standards Surabaya.

In Banyuwangi, there were 16 792 small and medium industries, but only 5,012 are active. Of these 52 new small and medium industries which followed the test product quality standards.

Head of Standardization and Certification Quality System Certification Body Surabaya Siti Rohmah Siregar, recognize products of small and medium industries are still far from the standards of quality. “Their problem is quite complex,” he said in Banyuwangi.

According to Siti majority of small and medium industries yet have a quality management system so as to maintain the quality of the starting raw material to processing is not fixed. Moreover, awareness of small and medium industries for testing this product is very low. During this test a lot of small and medium industry products facilitated by the local government. “Government should provide facilities to the many small and medium industries that testing this product,” he said.

Suliyani, a pastry maker admits not been testing out products to the laboratory. According to him, in addition to the cost of the lab, is also burdened with the cost of transport between Banyuwangi-Surabaya commute. “The cost of transportation is to Rp 500 thousand,” he said.

In our multi-part series, weve been examining the main constituents of designer swimwear and offering you tips and tricks for weeding out the designer swimwear good from the designer swimwear bad.

For the best there is to offer in the world of sexy swimwear and beautiful womens bikinis, theres no going past a designer swimsuit. Yet all too often, were seeing certain swimwear labels capitalizing on this high profile title, without being able to deliver on the other side.

So what does make designer swimwear, designer swimwear and how can you tell whether what youre purchasing is the real designer deal or a designer swimwear sham?

In our previous posts, weve spoken about the price of a swimsuit as a good indicator of its designer swimwear status. Weve also spoken about its quality the quality of a swimsuit is a primary determinant in evaluating whether youve got a designer swimsuit in your hands or not. And lastly, we spoke about cut, and how this can help you decide how designer a designer swimsuit really is.

In the last part of our series, were going to be looking at a swimwsuits detailing. When talking about swimwear in general, detailing refers to the additional embellishments youll find on a swimsuit the beads on the bikini bottoms, the embroidered print on the bandeau top or a sparkling crystal in the centre of a sliding string bikini.

Typically, if a womens swimsuit has some detailing on it, then the chances of it being a designer swimsuit are significantly higher. Detailing, particularly intricate detailing, can be expensive, both the cost of the beads or crystals themselves, as well as the manufacturing costs associated. As our first article pointed out, the price of the swimsuit will help guide you here.

However, having detailing on a swimsuit also does not guarantee it is a designer swimsuit. Once again, youre going to have to use your judgment and look at the swimsuits quality. As the second article in our series suggested, look at the quality of the embellishments and how well they have been attached to the swimsuit.

Lastly, it is important to remember that the absence of detailing is not a sign of dont go there, designer swimwear wannabe! Some of the most incredible designer swimsuits are also the most simple. These swimsuits rely on a magnificent cut and skillful craftsmanship. In fact, so strong are these womens swimsuits in these areas that little to no embellishment is required.

So what makes designer swimwear really designer swimwear? In the end, its really up to you to decide, but with a little designer swimwear knowledge and some insider designer swimwear tricks, youll be able to spot out the designer swimsuits that really merit the title.

Since the dawn of time, humanity has searched for ways to express the world around them in visual form. Sculptors like Praxiteles, Auguste Rodin, Michelangelo and the unknown artist who crafted the Venus de Milo have filled the art history books. Painters, such a Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Salvador Dali, have their works in hundreds of museums and on the walls of private collectors.

Although the question of whether photography is an art form is still half-heartedly debated by some, and has been since the 16th century, many photographers have joined the ranks of famous artists. Several photographs, framed or enlarged, black and white or color, now populate the walls and museums of the world. However, only in the past century or so has photography been recognized as any kind of art, much less fine art.

Originally, photography was the “unwanted stepchild” of the arts, a poor relation to drawing and painting. Because of the camera’s mechanical nature, say the detractors, it doesn’t require any real skill. The need for hand to eye coordination is minimal, the subject of the photograph comes “ready-made” and the photographer doesn’t need to be creative or imaginative. In short, a monkey could do it.

Considered an industrial art or a documentary device, the medium still caused much consternation amongst the artists of other mediums. Many were afraid that photography would cause the loss of livelihood. Others saw a disintegration of the arts, distorted by the photographic lens.

So what changed? The art world met Peter Henry Emerson. A photographer himself, Emerson believed that, if a photograph brought “aesthetic pleasure to the viewer”, it was art. No matter how it came into being. In 1889, he founded a fine-art photography movement, calling it “naturalistic” photography.

George Davison and Horsley Hinton, along with Emerson, wrote many pieces claiming that their chosen art was not just a method of documenting and recording. In addition to the common uses, they suggested, photographs could be pictorial in nature, selected for their appeal and beauty.

Around 1892, pictorial photography became accepted throughout the world, vindicating many who had argued for the medium to be included under “art”. That same year, Alfred Stieglitz begged photographers in America to bring art photography to the country. In 1897, America embraced the first pictorial exhibit in Philadelphia and has accepted as an art form ever since.

Once acceptance was garnered, photographers began cropping up everywhere. All you really needed was to own a camera and a good eye. For instance, the “father of photojournalism”, Alfred Eisenstaedt, started taking photos at the young age of 14. He sold his first photograph in 1927 and had never had any training – just a good eye and a camera. His unstaged photographs, taken in the spur of a moment, have delighted and amazed viewers since 1928.

Throughout his entire career, Eisenstaedt never put aside the “amateurish” sense of adventure. He never felt the need to overburden himself with unnecessary equipment, and carried out his photojournalistic assignments merely by catching events at the right time.

Ansel Adams, whose landscape photography graces many walls, calendars and book pages, is another example. Although he had trained to become a concert pianist, a trip to Yosemite National Park and a Kodak Brownie box camera began a new era for Adams. From 17 until his death in 1984, he dedicated his life, an extensive array of fine art photography and music to the beauty of nature and the need to preserve the natural world’s wonders and resources.

Whether art or science, one cannot look upon the works of Ansel Adams, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Anne Geddes, Dorothea Lange, Edward Curtis and many others without feeling at least a small sense of awe. If a picture truly says a thousand words, their voices will be heard for many years to come.

Franchised operations in India are increasing by the day. Being geographically vast and culturally diverse, India offers the most favorable franchising environment. While companies benefit by having many profit making outlets in different parts of the country, franchisees in India benefit by being able to generate good returns with little investment and risk involved. Entrepreneurs are making the most of India’s franchising market and growing economy by becoming successful franchisees. Indian franchisees can now choose from a plethora of international as well as domestic franchising companies. There are numerous attractive franchising options available in various sectors.

Ever since the franchising boom in the nineties, there have been many success stories. Franchisees in India helped many businesses grow and establish, while also gaining immensely from their business ventures. Examples of international franchises that have been successful in India include food and beverages giants such as Subway, Mc Donald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken among others. Indian companies that have benefited from franchising include names such as Barista, MRF, NIIT and Apollo hospitals among others. It’s not just the bigger companies; smaller international and domestic companies also look for franchisees in India. The capital required for such ventures would be smaller when compared to highly reputed companies. The downside however, is that the risks are more, since you cannot ride on the popularity wave generated by the reputed companies.

Depending on your choice of business, you can either work from home or from an outside location. The initial capital you may require to start a franchising venture will depend on the type of business and the franchisor’s requirements. Most home-based franchise options are suited for work-at-home women. Cosmetics, healthcare products, services, home business household products and e-commerce ventures, make for convenient yet rewarding franchising options. Franchisors provide training and support and your business can gain from the image and professionalism of the franchising company.

Franchising allows entrepreneurs to have their own business, without many of the risks associated with a start-up business. Franchising also offers you great income and a flexible work style. But, as a potential franchise purchaser, you need to carefully consider the finances and risks associated, prior to starting your business. Read Franchise Plus to learn about the benefits, profits and risks associated with franchising in India. We help you make an informed franchising decision for a successful franchising venture in India.

Over the past ten years, maternity photography has become very popular. The anticipated birth of each child into the family is being celebrated with a professional photography session to capture the time in the family’s life. When considering getting pregnancy portraits done, there are some key elements to think about, including when to have the maternity session, who should be in it, and what to wear.

The timing of the maternity session is very important. You do not want to do the session too early and not have an impressive belly, but you do not want to wait so late so that the woman is swollen in the feet and ankles and miserable. Given these parameters, 32 to 36 weeks is a good, happy medium that usually works well. Of course if the woman is having multiples, then adjust the time accordingly.

Another consideration is who will be in the photos? Obviously the pregnant woman will be in them, but who else should be in them? One approach is to include the family members that will be the most significant part of the baby’s life – which usually includes both parents and any siblings. A different approach would be to do the project as a study of just the woman and her pregnancy – which is then sometimes given as a gift to her partner as a surprise.

Where should the maternity session be done? Most maternity sessions involve showing a good deal of skin, so the woman should consider whether she would be comfortable doing that in public space like the beach or a meadow or a more edgey urban city look, or whether she would prefer the privacy of a photography studio or home session.

The desired style of the resulting images should also be carefully considered. Should they be more moody and shadowy, or light and airy, more traditional, or sexy, or fun and funky? Figuring out the style or styles of the pregnancy portraits can be done by looking on the internet for examples of other maternity photography that you like.

After having figured out the location and the styles, figuring out what to wear should be a bit easier now. For maternity sessions, the choice of what to wear includes; wearing clothes with the belly showing, doing semi-nudes with clothing, bathing suits or lingerie, doing semi-nudes with fabrics and sheers, or full nude maternity photography.

After having decided to do the session, another thing to think about is where to put the resulting prints from the session. If they are family portraits that are clothed, they may be able to hang anywhere in the house. If they are more black&white nude pregnancy portraits it may be better to hang these in the bedroom. Another great choice is to consider a fine art maternity album for the images.

After having done the professional maternity session, adding an artistic newborn photography session would be an excellent idea. Framed body parts from the maternity session including close ups of hands and bellies can be combined into a modern wall collage with close-ups of baby feet, hands and face. Creating an album from the pregnancy portraits and newborn portraits is another wonderful way to celebrate the new life in your family.

If you need a GMAC loan modification, you might want to check out a website and see if you qualify. They have a loan modification calculator that will tell you if you qualify and what your new payment would be once approved.

This calculator is based off Obama’s HAM program. It caps your monthly mortgage payment at 31% of your net monthly income. This is accomplished by lowering your interest rate to as low as 2%, extending the terms of your loan and reducing your principal balance. It goes in this order, so usually the payment cap is met before a reduction of principal is necessary.

This is an amazing program for those who qualify. The problem is, less than 300,000 homeowners have received a loan modification under these guidelines out of the millions and millions of homeowners who are in desperate need of one.

Some homeowners call the lenders themselves and some of them even received notices in the mail from their lender saying they were qualified. Once they get on the phone, they soon realize they are denied and are left scratching their heads!

The main reason for this is usually the financial ratios homeowners are giving their lender. You can’t just call your lender without working out your financials first! They will ask you a series of questions and if you do not anwer them correctly, you will be denied for sure. You cannot make too much money or too little either. Your income to expenses have to be just right to get approved for this plan.

Don’t worry, there is help available. Try out the calculator and see if you qualify and what your payment will be. If you want help to get that payment, just fill out the form for a free consultation if you’d like. They will be able to give you a free consultation and tell you how they can help you get approved. There are no upfront fees.

To see if you qualify for a GMAC loan modification, just visit the following links.

If you are looking for kitchen appliances and accessories then you should know that first impressions count. You can now create order in your kitchen through various designs found at new Logic Kitchen showrooms and designers in Berkshire.

Why should a showroom be orderly?

The kitchen is a reflection of the value you place on it, meaning if it looks good then you really care about it. You can take a look at the new Logic Kitchen showrooms and designers in Berkshire to get an idea of what you want. Your kitchen should not be overcrowded. It should be lively and spotlessly clean. You can put items on the countertops to add a touch of personality. There are many designs and varieties on show at these showrooms so you can just pick on that suits your tastes.

Look good not expensive

If you visit new Logic Kitchen showrooms designers in Berkshire you’ll see that their designs excel in the art of looking good. You do not need to place expensive items in your kitchen. They simply need to look good and new. For a cabinet that has a glass door you can have some dishes and glasses arranged in it neatly. Salad or dinner plates in groups of four with a few patterns will also look good. All accessories must be there for a purpose. Interior cabinets should display their use for example a cutlery divider shows flatware while pots, mixing bowls and pans should be placed in the roll outs. Ensure that your items are placed to fit in relation to the space. That’s the trick of balance.

What is taken into account?

New Logic Kitchen showrooms and designers in Berkshire showcases designs that are tailored to suit your tastes. You should know that not every kitchen is the same and therefore you are advised that you should go for a design that goes with the space, your finances and the position of the sockets. Logic Kitchens can also help you design a kitchen according to your imagination since nothing is stopping you from doing what you want. The three areas to be worked on are the appliances, lighting and storage. The kitchen is designed according to the requirements you have and the space available. This does not mean that your dream kitchen cannot be built due to a limitation of space. For storage purposes, you can have kitchen bench tops and cabinets. The designs are readily available at the showroom. The lighting should not irritate and when buying appliances buy what will last and therefore consulting designers won’t hurt.

Leaving your skin care clinic’s big glass windows bare can be dangerous. Someone might accidentally walk through the glass. Not only that, passersby will think of the facade as bare and boring. Using custom window cling, you can add life to those glass windows and at the same time use the opportunity to advertise the services that you offer. These allow for almost any design; you can stick up prints that give tips on how people can take care of the skin or photos of your skin care products. Various sizes ranging from average to larger ones are available. Thus, you have the option for either partial or full coverage of the windows.

Designing Tips When Using Window Clings in Your Skin Care Clinic

When designing your copy, the only limit is your imagination. Take advantage of this fact and experiment on your designs. Be creative and innovative. You can create a story like telling people how to take care of their skin in fairly simple ways such as regular washing, toning and moisturizing.

You can use as many colors as you like to make your designs bolder and brighter. However, you still have to keep everything in line with the clinic’s overall design.

Lines still work for many visual presentations. You can try including lines in your window cling design. According to your clinic’s faade, check what will work best – horizontal or vertical designs.

Check what size will work best for you. You have to decide whether you want the entire glass windows covered or just some parts of them. You can also add up some dimension by sticking up a large print in the middle of the glass windows and surrounding it with average-sized prints. Use a larger print for the photo of a beautiful skin care model as the focal point and then use small-sized ones containing pictures of skin care products around it.

Don’t be limited to four-cornered prints. You can have whatever shape you want when it comes to window cling. Try die-cuts of models or skin care products as decorations around the glass windows.

Find a reliable printing company that will turn your ideas into fabulous prints. There are lots of online printing companies out there but you have to check first if they are indeed good. You can check their feedbacks to be sure.

It might take you some time to design your copy so it would be better to plan ahead. The tips mentioned above shall give you some guidance on how to get great results with your prints.