Understanding RG146 Compliant Training Elements

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The RG146 compliant training that was formerly known as policy statement 146(PS146), is an Australian training that is issued by Australia securities and investments commission (ASIC) as an assessment for all people selling financial products. It acts as a financial regulation for most of these financial traders and also acts as minimum requirement for them to be licensed with the relevant licenses. When a candidate is certified with the rank, then he/she must have passed the recognized examinations that have allowed him/her to be issued with the proper documents that facilitate his financial practice. It is a according to regulation that all people who wish to sell financial products in Australia must pass through the training. Therefore the relevant stakeholders have taken the necessary steps to make the courses involved in RG146 training easily available to the masses through the internet or by hard copy.

RG146 Compliant Training

rg146_training_logoUnder any compliant RG146 training course, an adviser can either be defined as a general financial adviser of a personal finance adviser. General finance adviser is further elaborated in the tier 2 while the personal financial adviser is defined in the tier 2.  Among the various courses that may lead to the above is accounting courses, which go long well with the following regulations. Now a financial adviser is planning on advising a client on about his/her financial position or is sure of the financial position of the client and the adviser is recommending a product then that kind of advice is defined as tier 1 advice. Now on the other hand if the financial advisers are advising on the general terms of trade i.e. recommending a certain product to the masses through the media or any other form then that is defined as the tier 2 advices.

Technically, the financial adviser in the tier 2 sells the financial products in large quantities to the tier one advisers allowing them to sell to their clients down stream and in smaller quantities. Now the financial adviser will consequently sell the financial product to his/her client after carefully analyzing different angles and presentation that would benefit the client in both the short term and long run. It is this reason that most banks do not get involved in so many financial advice transactions; the investment banks usually employ a large sales team in the tier 2 category of advice (people who have taken financial planning courses), who will then be responsible for selling some of the financial products downstream to the tier 1 advisers and subsequently to the clients.

Now, when one would like to receive the RG146 compliant license to become a tier 1 financial adviser and which is more complicated than receiving a tier 2 financial adviser. Generally a tier 1 financial adviser takes only two exams to be fully compliant while the tier 1 takes only 1exam. Tier 1 advice is divided on various categories that are centered on specific segments of the financial market such as managed investments including life insurance, superannuation, derivatives and securities. A financial adviser may choose to study all this individually or through a succession in the diploma of financial services (financial planning).

VST Brass Section Plugins for Dubstep

Many people don’t think of a brass section when they think of Dubstep however what most don’t understand that a trombone or sax used correctly with VST plugins can create some unique sounds that complement the dark nature of Dubstep effortlessly.

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VST Plugins – Dark sounding Brass:

As I mentioned when using brass instruments properly you can achieve some truly unique sounds. Electro Deluxe, while not a Dubstep Band, shows how you can fuse the brass section into electronica and still maintain an amazing edge to the music.

Some of the best candidates for using in Dubstep are Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophones and even the Tuba.

Trumpets VST – You’ll use Trumpets to mark accents within the music. You could also use it to bring in a sort of “happy” sounding solo into the dubstep. While solos isn’t really a common practice within the Dubstep format many newer artists are playing around with this element.

Trombones VST – You’ll love trombones on effects. Put some decay on it and really emulate the Wobble in the Dubstep mix. It’s a perfect complement for the bass line.

Hollywood Brass is an awesome VST plugin for horns.

Hollywood Brass is an awesome VST plugin for horns.

Saxophones VST – Once more this is more of a melody instrument and while not very common in Dubstep I have heard some mixes that effectively used a Sax to create a very eerie background sound. While I’m not a big fan of the sax in dubstep I did find that used correctly can create a new dimension to the song.

Tuba VST – This is your bass helper. A good Tuba placed at the right accents will make your bass line explode. I have even heard a reversed Tuba at a drop implemented at the right time and it just did “something strange” to the sound. I’m not sure if I like it or not or whether I’m just completely taken away with the sound it produced but nonetheless I believe that someone out there will know exactly what to do with that sound to make it fit like a hidden piece of the Dubstep Puzzle.

Make a Dubstep Sample With Your VSTs:

It is very important to rather make samples out of the brass section using your VST plugins collection. This way you can use it whenever you want within the song and have it separate as well. Live recording is not recommended since a brass instrument played badly is worse than sipping a cup of elephant vomit.

Rather make well thought out effects with your dubstep brass section in order to avoid the embarrassment. Also, you are going to need to experiment and it will take some time for you to find the right combination of sounds to actually pull it off.

I’m not saying that using brass instruments in Dubstep is ideal but it definitely is something worth exploring. IF you look at all the greats out there they have always pushed the boundaries. When it comes to Dubstep it’s a very malleable genre that under the right circumstances can integrate the brass section in ways that will blow your mind. Obviously it will take some time for you to understand the elements but like any good composer if you know how to use your arsenal to its fullest potential then you will be able to create tracks that transcend the norm within the Dubstep Genre. The only way you’ll ever get there however is if you begin to push your own boundaries and to experiment with new sounds…a good place to start is with brass.

Laser Marking Machines and Dot Peen Marking

laser markingDot peen marking and laser marking are among some of the methods that have been widely used in marking. They differ in methodology and materials used in marking. Laser marking has existed for more than 50 years and has been widely used in various marking applications. The impression exhibited by both of these methods is that they are purposely used in direct part marking. However, laser marking seems to however a few advantages over the other conventional methods of marking. The uses of laser marking have been long employed in various applications that require a lot of safety and security as a means of protecting the components that are usually used there.

While using a dot peen marking machines the noise level seems to be higher than in laser marking whereby the machine is quieter. The process of dot peen marking requires a blunt impact on the surface and as such it is limited to only text and data matrix. Laser marking leaves a clean job that will not require cleaning the surfaces, the component being marked only requires to be well placed on the right height in order to achieve maximum potential out of the machine.

Laser Marking Machines

In dot peen marking, the machine usually displaces the material and provides no contrast visible element on the surface.  Consequently, this makes the retrieval of the data matrices harder since the marking element is not visible enough. The laser marking machines make dark enough contrast on different materials that include a surface anneal or a colour change on plastic. This in effect makes the marking visible on the various ranges of materials. The laser machines makes concentrated energy makes the possibility of data matrices on metals, ceramics or plastic more feasible.

Once again laser marking machines have a lot to offer in the different kinds of markings they can make on various kinds of surfaces. The first one is annealing; this is only color change that is made directly on the metal being marked. Then there is the color changing that is mostly done on plastic and as same as annealing, it is done directly on the surface. Thirdly, there is etching which is a bit different from the other two in that it involves slight penetration of the surface and it does not have much contrast as the other two.  The other method is laser engraving, which like etching has penetration but it goes deeper than in etching.

Dot Peen Marking Machines

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Dot Peen Machine in action.

On the other hand dot peen marking machines only make deeper engravings that can only be done on hard surfaces such as metal since the soft surfaces such as plastic and ceramics can be damaged by the impact. Lasers are not limited to flat surfaces as dot peen marking machines since they can even work comfortable on a cylindrical shape. The backing of a software in the laser marking machine make the consistent of the marking and contrast at an almost 99.9% percent average. Laser markings can mark photos, bar codes, graphics or any kind of CAD graphic needed. While on the other hand dot peen marking can only produce alpha numeric and data matrices.

A Brief History or Farm Sheds and Rural Storage

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Farm sheds have come a long way.

The history of farm storage

Sheds and barns are mainly farm structures, so farm sheds and barns are the most common around. In the beginning, barns were mainly wooden structures with simple construction. Wooden barns were the most common during that time, mainly used in the storage of farm produce and livestock. With time, more complex designs came up, many still using wood but others being reinforced with steel. With the advent of mechanization in agriculture, the need for more space arose because of the need to store larger equipment. There were tractors now being used in farming which needed to be stored and the increased productivity which needed to be accounted for.

Sheds and New Technology

With improvements in technology, regular storage sheds, barns and especially colorbond sheds are now being used for many purposes and have different makes. Domestic barns now even come with do it yourself kits which help the customer build it after they have bought it. There are now metal barns and sheds which are made of either aluminium or steel and are sometimes reinforced by concrete. There are also plastic sheds made of strong plastic materials like PVC. They do not last as long as their metal counterparts. They have an advantage over wooden sheds because they are not susceptible to termite attacks.

To completely understand the evolution of farm sheds and barns in terms of use and construction, one needs to understand the historical precedent. The name barn came from a word that when translated roughly means a house or enclosure for storage. It is also related to the word stable, which is a storage place for horses, their feeds, farm equipment and produce. The word shade also comes from a word that means shade. The point of building a shed was protection rather than storage, especially from physical elements like heat, snow and rain. That is why sheds were used in almost every place, even by railways.

The historical precedent was also important in the growth and development of farm sheds barns and other types of sheds. Agricultural development, especially in England, drove the development of farm storage structures. Necessity was the main driver, and necessity came with changing agricultural landscapes. The agricultural situation can be divided into years.

  • Before 1750- there was great economic development in the 13th and 14th century that led to the growth of large farms. People also began renting out and leasing their land for purposes of farming. In the 1600 and 1700s, there was an increase in productivity because of the development of healthy regional economies. All this production spurred storage and drove innovation.
  •  1750- 1880- a growing urban population spurred growth in agriculture which in turn encouraged the growth in productivity
  • 1880-1940- there was a depression in farming during this time mainly due to wars and political instability
  • 1940- present- this period saw development in technology which affected both the need for and the structure of storage. Mechanization in agriculture meant the use of bigger equipment like harvester sand tractors which needed bigger storage space. Technology also influenced the design and material used in the building of the sheds, barns and farm sheds.

 

SEO Company and Commercial History

SEO Procedure – A Brief History of Time

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The process of search engine optimisation started off in earnest in the mid 1990s but was not commercialised for many years later. Initially, it was simply a process of cataloging the different entries that were made into the web and then align them appropriately. In fact, all that they needed to do was send a spider to go through the page, a process known as crawling.

The spider then returned the exact information on the web page ad then this was indexed and filed away. It would also look at any links that would redirect the user to a different website. The initial process involved two main steps, the first was the spider downloading the page on to the search engine’s own server. Afterwards, the second part kicks in. in the second part, the indexer then goes through the article and extracts the different key words and files them away to be used at a later date. All this looks quite complicated now, does it not?

Back to the 90′s – SEO Style

seo-pastLater on in the 1990s, owners of the sites discovered just how beneficial a higher ranking on the search engines would be to their businesses. As such, more and more of them began to take up SEO in earnest.

The result was the development of an algorithm that would run through the content in the web and file it accordingly. In fact, it was not until the 1997 that a company owned by john Audette, documented the use of SEO by MMG. At this time,meta tags were used to direct the traffic towards specific indices to match certain information.

However, over time the search engines noted that they use of meta tags was not as effective and was more open to manipulation by the owners of the sites. As such, most of the searches would reveal irrelevant data or none at all, yet the articles have been manipulated to appear among the top. The result was that this was done away with. Ideally, we can see that by relying solely on the use the keyword densities, search engines were prone to abuse. In most cases, the information that would come up would include related searches as well as sites with little information about the topic at hand.

This kind of abuse is what led to what we have today. Search engines were forced to develop more complicated algorithms that would not be prone to abuse by the owners of the information. In fact, recently Google introduced a penalty for those websites and articles that were found to pick data from other sites. Content stealing will now get you disqualified and penalized. This measure is designed to protect those people and owners of information whose content privacy and ownership may be violated.

Over the years, there has been a lowered pubic view of the engagement of what is deemed to be a reputable SEO company. With huge volumes of unscrupulous operators out there, the task has become harder and harder over the years.

Self-SEO options such as manipulating hyperlinks, keyword density and adherence to the complex algorithm have come into play, making it harder for players to manipulate the rankings on the different search engines.