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Buy local timber to avoid trouble: it works best, looks great and lasts longer

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Have you ever stood on a timber deck and been concerned for your safety? Following a spate of “deck disasters” a group of Queensland timber merchants are encouraging consumers to use locally grown and manufactured building materials instead of imported products of dubious quality and origin. The Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network says builders and DIYers often receive bad advice, being told a timber species is suitable for certain applications when it’s not and sometimes sold a dodgy product. Spokesperson for the Network Rod McInnes said Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network members sell fit for purpose and true to label timber products grown and processed in Queensland from legally sourced logs grown in well managed forests. “This timber meets our high Australian standards so you can be confident that it will deliver the best performance,” said Rod McInnes. “Using Queensland grown timber also removes any risk of not complying with the Federal Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation that started in 2014,” he said “Consumers can rest assured that they’ve bought the right product for the job when the Accredited Queensland Timber Product logo is featured on the packaging.” Responding to a market need for practical advice all Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network staff receive training on the latest building regulations and technical aspects of timber application and use from Australia’s leading timber experts. “So you get the right product, the right a...
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Forensic Analysis Developments

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Mirroring the rapid evolution and ubiquity of technology over the last few decades, advances in technology has made sizeable contributions to the field of forensics. These manifest themselves not as entirely original technologies, but innovations in existing technologies in order to increase effectiveness and reduce costs. Some of these advances include: Automated Sniffer Dogs Police dogs such as bloodhounds are a legendary image of policework and forensics, and their ability to identify and track scents have made them invaluable police assets for decades. They are especially useful in the location and identification of cadavers. However they may soon become anachronistic, as Agile Technologies has developed a device that serves the same function with much more accurate readings. The Light-weight Analyzer for Buried Remains and Decomposition Odor Recognition, or LABRADOR for short, is an apparatus made up of 12 sensors that can identify 30 classes of chemicals that are emitted by decaying bodies. Using the visual display, the LABRADOR can identify bodies with a higher accuracy than dogs can, which can be misled by false readings by air and water movement. Operated like a metal detector, a LABRADOR can find a body buried in a 40 acre field to an accuracy of 15 metres. This drastically reduces the time and labour required to locate missing bodies, and removes the cost of raising and caring for specialized police dogs. Fluorescent Fingerprint Enhancement Forensic investigation o...
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WEB DESIGN USING GRID-BASED LAYOUT METHOD

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With any beautiful design or structure, from architecture to painting, there lies beneath it a grid-based layout from which these creations were originally derived. It is, in essence, the unseen mathematical component of all design that, for many web designers, has become standard in the pursuit for the perfect web design. To understand what a grid-based layout for web design is, we first need to understand why it is referred to as “grid-based.” A grid is a structure consisting of intersecting straight vertical and horizontal guidelines that are made up of margins, flow-lines, columns, rows, gutters, modules, and spatial zones. This potentially complex composition provides the perfect structural base that allows a web designer to create graphic elements from, or to organise content within. It is this reason that grid-based layout is used in web design. By using grids in the website design a sense of uniformed structure is achieved for the overall website, this helps achieve better usability for website visitors as they are able to navigate and engage with the website much easily than if the content was simply thrown together without structure. Another reason grid-based layouts are used is efficiency. By designing to a grid, the actual design process is simplified because design guidelines are already in place, therefore making it easier to decide on design elements, such as width and height. When using grid-based layouts in our web design, we can either create our own grid, o...
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3 Reasons Why IPad Cases Australia is Your Online Retailer of Choice

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Tablets are now in vogue and are providing a choice-medium for users to stay connected. Admittedly, the increasing use of an iPad fuels the need to invest in a case that would protect your device. When looking for tastefully designed, built-to-last cases for your iPad, you need the backing of a reliable online seller. Why Choose Us? Build quality An iPad case protects your prized device from damage. Rather than scrimp on the safety of your device, it is advisable to invest in a quality case that will assure you of long-term service. Well, that may mean spending a bit more but does not imply splurging either. We offer a range of reasonably priced cases that provide great value without compromising on quality. What’s more, we feature cases from industry leading manufacturers like Griffin Technology, Lifeproof, Gripcase and Gumdrop. These renowned firms epitomize high quality and functionality, implying that you can rest assured in the quality of the products we offer. The lightweight cases cover the needs of individual, business or school users. By serving diverse industries, we assure users of cases that meet their varying interests. Convenience If you’ve ever had to queue at a retail outlet to purchase a product, then you understand the frustration it may involve. The wasted time that could otherwise be put to better use is not really worth the effort. At an online store, you can shop at any time of day or night while in the comfort of your home or office. You also have ...
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How To Sell My Car In Gold Coast: A Few Tips To Help You Make The Most Out Of It

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One of the questions that many people have when trying to sell their cars is "how can I sell my car Gold Coast and get the most out of it?" If you are in the process of selling a car, it’s important that you approach this issue with the seriousness it deserves if you are to profit maximally from it. In order to do so, there are a number of things you might need to keep in mind before actually starting the process of selling the car. Some of these include: Be careful about repairs A general rule of thumb is that in order for you to sell the car quickly and for more, you should try to have it repaired before putting it on the market. However, this is not always as simple as it sounds. When thinking of doing repairs, it’s always wise to find out whether this will result in any tangible benefits or not. The best way to do this is by finding an estimate of how much you can sell the car for when it’s all fixed, and then compare the profits you make from this with if you decided to sell the car as is. If you end up spending too much on the repairs, the resulting car might be more difficult to sell since it will be more expensive, and you may end up making less from it overall. Try to have the car valued by a professional When you are thinking of putting the car on sale, you should try to find out how much its worth is. One of the major mistakes that many people make when selling cars especially for the first time is putting an arbitrary price tag on the car. In many cases, doing thi...
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Johnny the Jester- the best kids magician Brisbane has to offer

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What are you planning for your child’s party this coming weekend? If it is a children’s party make sure that everything children like is availed. One thing you cannot lack is a clown or a magician. Clowns are so overrated nowadays, unfortunately. On the flip side, magicians will always have some special trick in their bag to entertain not only your children but also the adult guests at your party. The best kids’ magician Brisbane has to offer has to be Johnny the Jester- this guy is hilarious. Mind boggling tricks Johnny the Jester is one of the finest magicians in Brisbane. The fact that he can work very well with children adds to his excellence. He has been in the business for quite some time now. The experience and talent he packs in him is amazing. With him on stage, the kids are always screaming with such adorable glee and you can tell that they are really happy having him around. The magical python is usually the best part of the show. His shows are usually subdivided into three. There is the first part- the magic show which lasts for some forty five minutes. This is where you will get to witness some real tricks happening before your eyes. Johnny enjoys working with live animals. Steward the rabbit and Dorothy the dove are notable mentions. They take part in the magic show, disappearing and reappearing in such as rib- cracking fashion. Johnny is especially hilarious even without the rabbits- if your ribs crack laughing at his jokes, there is no telling what will happen...
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