Watch Your Language! – 4 of the Most Misconstrued Legal Terms

Law

As the age of “Greed is good” has morphed into an “era of relationships,” so has the language we use. Terms and phrases evoking collaboration, cooperation, and working for mutual gain abound. You see it in the marketing pieces and hear it in the vernacular of small business owners. From a business point of view, it’s a welcome change in attitude. There’s only one problem: some of these feel-good terms are “word wranglers” that have a legal meaning very different, or more complex, than their users intend. Their knowledge is necessary but to avoid any cross over, seek Independant Legal Advice (ILA).

Accurate communication is crucial, especially in business. A wrong word, a misunderstood term, could mean the difference between a happy customer and a lawsuit. Four of the frequently-used word wranglers are:

1. Partner/partnering. As currently used, “partner,” and its gerund form “partnering,” tend to refer (vaguely) to a host of business relationships or forms of close collaboration. Why is partnering any closer than any other form of collaboration? It isn’t, necessarily, but the feeling we get by saying “we’re partnering together” – note the power of words, here — may make us feel stronger, linked to another in a more profound way, than by saying “we’re cooperating on…”

However, “partnering” does not mean that you have a partnership in the legal sense . . . and in fact, you probably want to avoid that implication. Legally, partners are people who participate in a venture with shared benefits and shared risks. Partners are (generally) each 100% personally liable for the debts of a business venture. That’s not what business owners are usually willing to take on when they think of “partnering.” When partnering, the parties are usually concerned with creating a mutual “upside” – such as putting together a seminar series or working for a mutual client. There really isn’t much of a downside.

See how confusing it all becomes? And when business is conducted informally, people make assumptions (for example, that when referring to “your partner,” even if the two of you are shareholders in a corporation, the two of you really are partners, with unlimited liability to provide). The solution: stay away from phrases like “my business partner”. Although awkward, try “my business colleague,” “business associate” or “co-owner.” Also, avoid “partnering.” You may be collaborating, cooperating, working together, have joined forces or have teamed up to work on a project. You might even have a strategic alliance…

2. Strategic Alliance. Like an iPod, strategic alliances have become the latest “thing to have” – at least insofar as building business relationships are concerned. But what does this term really mean? Used generally, many small business owners use it to refer loosely to a collaborative “bond” with another company. But there’s more involved in a real strategic alliance relationship.

A strategic alliance lies in the muddy area between a basic referral relationship (“I like you, so I’ll refer business your way”) and a joint venture (where a new company is formed with the two participants as the owners). By definition, a strategic alliance is “a coalition formed by two or more people (or entities) in the same or complementary businesses to gain long-term financial, operational, and marketing advantages without jeopardizing competitive independence.” A mouthful, yes. But note the implicit ongoing (“long-term”) obligations. Think of a marketing strategy firm that forms an alliance with a graphic design firm to attract a Fortune 1000 clientele.

Once you move beyond a mere referral relationship, questions (and complications arise): is the relationship with each other exclusive? If not, what are the exclusions? Who will take the lead on the projects? Through whom will payments get funneled? Who “owns” the client? Small business owners are often so excited to say they have “alliances” in their stable, that they don’t consider the long-term issues that can harm the relationship if not addressed. The solution: if the alliance really is “strategic,” have it in writing so that both sides are clear about their expectations.

3. Agent: Another way that small business owners try to provide greater “value-added” to their clients is by referring them to the other service providers in their network. For example, Ingrid, an interior designer, referred her apartment-owning client to Oikos, Inc., a company that built custom-made furniture. Oikos delayed providing the client with the furniture and the client delayed making the final payments. Ingrid got caught in the middle. “I’m an agent for the client,” she worried. “What happens now?”

First, the mere act of making the introduction did not necessarily make Ingrid an agent of the client. The fact that the client signed an agreement with Oikos directly helped bolster that. But had Ingrid contracted with Oikos and been allowed to make those decisions, the situation would have been murkier. So, to flip the situation around, for those of you dealing with “Ingrids,” or middlemen, watch out! By definition, an agent has the power to bind a principal if she has (or appears to have) the authority to do so. So if you gave the green light to your technician/reseller to get a new computer system, you would be financially responsible for paying for it. And unless the decision made by the technician was way beyond the bounds of what you authorized (e.g., a $20,000 network when you only authorized a $2,000 desktop), the agent is not personally responsible for the decisions made. The solution: consider making your arrangements with the ultimate vendor directly, or give unambiguous, written instructions to “Ingrid” so that she’s clear about what you want.

4. Vested interest. Business owners distinguish their companies from the competition by promising better, more personalized, more caring, more responsive, more [“fill in the blank”] service (than the next guy or gal). I have come across websites, marketing materials, “mission statements” and the like where the business owner expresses her intent to provide stellar service by stating that [“Company] has a vested interest in your satisfaction.” I’m not going to quibble about the eminently fine objective. It’s the “vested interest” part that raises concern.

When you have a “vested interest” in something – a pension plan, for example – it indicates that you have the right to a legal share in the property, and that right exists now. Our eager service provider does not have any legal right to the company for which she may provide services. Nor does her goal of stellar service translate to any kind of legal right. Yes, it’s in the best interest of her company to ensure that she delivers stellar service, but that doesn’t make it “vested”. The solution: consider phrases like “It is the mission of XYZ Company to provide you with stellar service” or “it’s our goal” or “it’s in our interest to ensure your happiness”.

Is all of this nit-picky? Maybe. But in this era of relationships . . . that can sour easily and lead to lawsuits . . . isn’t it better to keep matters simple by avoiding the “word wranglers” altogether? In case you get yourself, entangled in a lawsuit, avail the services of notary public Mississauga for quick services.

Top Tips for Creating the Best Home Theater for You

Home Theater

Ready for your own home theater system?  You’re not alone.  Droves of singles and families are migrating to the world of home theater. What used to be reserved for only the wealthiest among us, is now an affordable route to go for folks just like you, who want to bring the “movie theater” experience into your home.

In today’s economy, the price of going out and the hassles involved, make it difficult for many to make regular trips to the box office.  Between, skyrocketing gas prices, ever-increasing ticket prices and exorbitant charges at the concessions stands, a trek to the cinema can quickly empty your wallet. However, many people shy away from purchasing a home theater for fear of the great costs involved in doing so.

The truth of the matter, when compared with the costs of the ‘movie-going’ experience, you might find that you will be spending far less money (over the long haul) by creating a home theater that you can enjoy ANYTIME you want.

Components for good home theater systems are becoming more and more reasonably priced . . . so when pricing a home theater system, think about the value it will bring to you, your loved ones and friends:

  • If you like to entertain, think of the added dimension of offering your guests a comfortable viewing experience (movies, musical performances or sporting events).
  • If this will bring your significant other or family together at home for a couple of nights a week it is well worth the investment.
  • If it will keep the teens in your home and off the streets on the weekend it is worth even more.
  • No crowded elbow-to-elbow seating next to strangers
  • No more struggling to hear lines over inappropriate conversations or cell phone ring tones.
  • No missing parts of the show because of bathroom breaks.

Once you make the decision to buy a home theater the best thing to do is. . .

  • LEARN the basics of home theater systems
  • Carefully PLAN the system that’s right for YOU
  • SHOP smartly by searching for the most features for the lowest price and taking advantage of the great competition on the market today. You just might be shocked and amazed at the great bargains that you can find.
  • And lastly, ENJOY all the great movies and great music you dare to experience!

Do remember that your experience is not going to complete if you don’t have quality content to watch on your home theater. That’s why we recommend best UK iptv provider. The services also include best iptv for firestick 2022 which you can avail to have a mind blowing experience.

Cheesy Chicken & Mushroom Quesadillas

Food

A layer of juicy, moist chicken, flavor-bursting mushrooms, fresh spinach, and shredded Mexican-style cheese makes these stuffed, crispy quesadillas a favorite appetizer for people of all ages. They also make a perfectly quick and deliciously nutritious lunch for kids as well. Serve them at your next get together and soak in the praises!

Ingredients

• Canola oil 1 tbsp

• Onion, chopped 1 large

• White button mushrooms 8 ozs

• Cloves garlic, minced 3 medium

• Cooked chopped skinless, boneless chicken breast 2 cups

• Ground cumin 1 tsp

• Chili powder 1 tsp

• Oregano 1 tsp

• Baby spinach leaves, sliced into ribbons 2 cups

• Salt 1/2 tsp

• Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 tsp

• Whole-grain flour tortillas 4 large

• Shredded Mexican cheese mix or Cheddar 1 cup

• Salsa 1/2 cup

• Reduced-fat sour cream 1/4 cup

Directions:

1. Place a large-sized non-stick sauté pan over medium heat. Add in canola oil and heat. Stir in the onions and mushrooms and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is tender and translucent and any liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated.

2. Next, add in the garlic, stir to mix and cool for 1 minute.

3. Now add the chicken, cumin, chili powder and oregano. Stir to blend and incorporate spices.

4. Finally, stir in the spinach and season with salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until spinach is just wilted.

5. Spray grease a large non-stick skillet and place over medium heat.

6. Lay out the tortillas on a flat surface. Top half of each tortilla with ¼ c. shredded cheese, ½ c. chicken/vegetable mixture, and then top with an additional ¼ c. shredded cheese. Fold empty half of tortilla over filled half to close.

7. Gently place one quesadilla in the skillet, taking care to not spill out contents, and cook for 3 minutes. With a large spatula, carefully flip quesadilla over and cook and additional 2 to 3 minutes or until tortilla is lightly browned and cheese is melted. Transfer to cutting board and cut into 4 wedges. Repeats with remaining 3 quesadillas. Transfer each quesadilla to a serving dish and serve with 1 tbsp. sour cream and 2 tbsp. salsa. Serve hot.

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Securing a Dining Room Table in Self Storage

Moving

Every now and then you may need to move some things from here to there. Villa/house or office movers in Dubai can easily be found or you can undertake the task yourself. if you want to move a dining table or a large kitchen table you have to go through a successive series of steps.  It first includes the dismantling of the table and unscrewing the legs. We are describing the procedure keeping in view that the legs of table under consideration can come off. Later, you have to ensure that it is secured from any damage which may be incurred during the course of moving. Wraps, sheets, foams and other kind of protective materials are recommended. After securing all ends and double checking that nothing is left behind or no corner is exposed, you can move the table to your desired place or store it in self-storage capacities for future usage.

It is vital to secure the speculation for your furnishings, particularly loved lounge area tables, so you will actually want to involve the things for a long time to come. Self- stockpiling is an incredible individual stockpiling answer for keep these things ensured until you really want them once more. Some furniture may require capacity in an environment- controlled capacity unit to keep the wood in great condition and shield it from conceivable twisting or drying out from outrageous temperatures and dampness levels. When you place the lounge area tables away, try to keep them covered with furniture canvases. Store the tables in a similar way as you would move them. Tables that are dismantled can be inclined toward the capacity unit divider with the legs close by. Contingent upon how much room in the capacity unit, place the collected table standing upstanding or on its side ensuring that legs are wrapped and secured.

Various storage solutions in Dubai can be found with an assortment of capacity units accessible in both environment and non-environment controlled to keep your lounge area and kitchen table ensured while away. Our capacity experts can assist you with any of your own stockpiling needs.

The Truth About Soy – Dangers and Benefits

Foods

So is tofu a good thing to eat or terrible thing to eat?Does it contain hormones, phytates, enzyme inhibitors or what? Has it become an allergen? If so, why?

Here’s the Scoop

Tofu has been eaten for many centuries with complete safety and success. It is very healthy when grown and prepared PROPERLY and when ORGANIC and fermented or sprouted. The soy that is Unfermented, NON-organic and Genetically Modified is definitely WRONG for the body in so many ways.

You see, soy in its natural state does contain phytates, hormones and enzyme inhibitors as do many other foods. BUT, there are ways to prepare and serve it so that any negative effects are minimized. Proper sprouting and fermenting negate most ALL the negative effects of soy which thus becomes one of the most important concentrated supplementary protein sources available, rivaling meat.

In fact, all meat does NOT contain all the essential amino acids in proper proportion, but that’s another story. As for being allergy-inducing – this only happened AFTER it became a genetically modified crop. Coincidence? What do you think? Millions of people had been living with soy for many millennia and suddenly it becomes allergenic. Interesting.

So Why did the Powers that be so Alter and Mess with the Genetics of the Incredibly Valuable Soybean?

For one thing, it’s such a high nutrient food source being extremely rich in protein, fat, and nutritional value. And thus soy has become a commodity thereby dominated by the major conglomerate powers that be. To control the soy market which is immensely profitable,  these powers changed the basic seed bean in order to enhance growth, increase pesticide resistance, alter protein and nutrient characteristics and dominate oil, animal feed, human consumptive needs.

Commodities are the most sought-after goods in the marketplace today… soy is one of the relatively few agricultural products on this vaunted list. Soy is a hugely immensely, extraordinarily valuable foodstuff.

The Sprouts

  • The sprouts are incredibly delicious when prepared Asian style.
  • PROPERLY FERMENTED soy such as tofu has been consumed safely for thousands of years.
  • It is highly recommened to only eat soy that is truly organic and has been properly prepared through sprouting and fermentation.
  • As for edamame, soybeans still in the pod and lightly steamed, the jury is out. It has also  been consumed for many centuries without ill effect. Time does the telling, and does it well.

As in all things, moderation is key.

Would it be Advisable For You to Be Stretching Prior To Your Workouts?

Fitness

It is most certainly prescribed that you stretch before every single exercise you perform. The explanation being is on the grounds that extending is a conscious method for stretching your muscles and incrementing scope of movement in your joints. It is an urgent advance and ought to be performed before any activity program.

Extending permits the body to heat up before participating in active work so you are more averse to pull a muscle or experiencing the ill effects of persistent muscle irritation. There are numerous different advantages related with extension. It is something which ought to be performed by all ages and levels of wellness.

The Benefits of Stretching

Extending is probably the most effective way to build scope of movement as well as become more adaptable. Having muscles that are adaptable permits you to perform proactive tasks all the more actually (lifting boxes, ties your shoes, and so forth) Additionally, it is vital to start extending at an early age with the goal that your adaptability will not decrease as you become more established. Here are a few different advantages related with extending:

Dissemination: Blood flow is most certainly further developed when you begin extending consistently. As blood constantly flows all through your body, you dispense with poisons which sit in muscle tissues. Additionally, extending will permit you to recuperate all the more rapidly in the appalling occasion of a physical issue.

Act: When you stretch before your exercises, you are better ready to keep up with appropriate procedure while doing works out. This permits you to get the greatest measure of advantages for that meeting.

Coordination: Stretching before exercises permits you to foster more coordination in your muscles and joints. It will keep you more portable with the goal that you won’t fall while preparing.

You actually should rehearse legitimate procedure while extending. Doing as such reductions the opportunity of a physical issue and expands your portability. As a general rule, attempt to hold each stretch for around 30 seconds. On the off chance that you are experiencing particularly close or sore muscles, you should attempt to hold the stretch for around 60 seconds. This might feel like quite a while yet it is certainly worth the effort as encountering a physical issue would demonstrate a lot of more regrettable than fostering a little persistence.

Extending Tips

As a general rule, do whatever it takes not to skip while you are extending. This can bring about little tears in the muscle and really make you be less adaptable. Likewise, on the off chance that you are in torment while you are extending, you are presumably driving yourself excessively far. Ease off until you never again feel the aggravation. On schedule, you’ll have the option to accomplish the degree of adaptability that you need. Be that as it may, this won’t occur out of the blue.

Ensure that you are totally loose and that you are breathing while at the same time extending before your exercises. Similarly stretch the two sides of your body as well. Certain individuals will generally zero into a greater degree toward their prevailing side which makes them more helpless to injury on the other. What’s more extended, before every single exercise will reduce the opportunity of a pulled ripped as well as give you more actual capacity.

Powerful Tips to the Better Sleep

Sleepy

Many people have been carrying difficulties descending defunct during night. Instead of sleeping as well as forgetful they hurl around in their beds perplexing to tumble asleep. The outcome customarily is people not complacent sufficient in a sunrise as well as sleepy all day. This formula in highlight as well as reduction opening upon a pursuit or during home. We have grown a list of 6 absolute tips which have helped us to grasp improved sleep.

1) Room Temperature

Keeping a heat in your room during 70 degrees Fahrenheit or next is recommended. Too mostly an overheated room is causing nap problems. Scientific studies uncover which a physique can improved relax with temperatures during 70 degrees or somewhat below.

2) Reduce Caffeine

A new investigate showed which caffeine is not metabolized well as well as quick sufficient during night. The goods of caffeine final many longer than many people expect. The outcome is worry descending asleep. Studies have shown improved sleeping patterns if no some-more caffeine is used up after 6.00 PM.

3) Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol will keeps a physique from reaching deeper stages of sleep, where a physique does many of a recovering as well as resting. The outcome of celebration can be a really light nap or worry descending defunct in general.

4) Beds have been for Sleeping

If we have been used to watch TV in bed or even work whilst being in bed, we might find it many harder to relax as well as to tumble asleep. Remove a TV as well as do not work in bed. Sleep requires your brain to solemnly shutdown as well as any daze will means sleeping problems.

5) Go to Bed During Around a Same Time Each Day

Don’t shift your time to go to bed behind as well as forth. Having a sure report grown it will be simpler to tumble defunct flattering many during a same time each day. A repeated report will assist your physique to get in to a nap settlement as well as have it simpler to tumble asleep.

6) Remove a Warning Time From Your View

Starring during a time will usually emanate a feeling which we have to sleep, though we have been not. These worries will have things even worse. Losing a feeling for time by not saying a tangible as well as how prolonged we have been watchful has shown to urge full of health sleep.

Meditate and See Your Stress Fading Away

Lifestyle

Meditation as a means for relaxing the mind and the body is becoming increasingly popular among the present generation. There is hardly any side effect and anyone can do it at home and get relief. There are many advantages of meditation. not only does it help you to relax, it also helps the children to concentrate better and hence learn better. Therefore, you can do it as a family activity and reap the maximum benefit. If you are a new initiate then you might face some problems in the beginning. The following steps will prove helpful.

A Quiet Place

When you are meditating, make sure the place you choose is quite and calm. If you feel like, you can play some soft music as it sometimes help in soothing the nerves. But make sure that there is no unwanted noise.

Fixed Time

Do mark a specific time for practicing meditation. If you are meditating at home then make sure no one disturbs you during that time. If you are unable to concentrate at your home, then you can join a meditation class. If you have friends who practice meditation, then you can form a group with them and practice.

Correct Posture

Make sure that you are sitting in a comfortable position. If you are thinking about the bed, forget it. Sit on the floor and keep your back aligned with the wall, to keep it straight. You can also sit on a chair with a straight back.

Regularity

Regularity is something very important in anything you do. Unless you are able to continue doing it regularly, you won’t be able to receive the desired results. The same is the case with meditation. it usually takes some time to feel the good effects. But if you do not continue, then the effects are further delayed.

Practice will Make You Perfect

No one can master art in a day. Freeing your mind of all the worries and thoughts and focusing it on one object is not as easy as it sounds. So, do not be disheartened if you are unable to concentrate now. You will improve as you go.

There are several books on how to meditate for beginners. They are very useful too. They will show you some meditation techniques that you can practice without any help. But it is always advisable to take the advice of a trainer before you go on to the more difficult ones.

Natalie Portman | Black Swan

Celebrity

Natalie Portman was born in Israel but later moved to the US for better opportunities. She is among the most revered actresses of Hollywood. Besides acting she is also successfully involved in producing and directing. Natalie started her career at the age of 12 in the blockbuster movie Leon the Professional in 1994. Since then, she has worked in numerous hit movies and has a long list of accolades to her name.

Natalie Portman Age

Natalie was born on June 9, 1981, in Occupied Palestine. She is 40 years old.

Natalie Portman Net- Worth

She has a successful acting career and is among the most bankable stars. Her reputation has made her $90 million in net fortune.

Natalie Portman Husband

Natalie married French dancer Benjamin Millepied in 2012. The couple has 2 children together.

Natalie Portman Religion

Natalie was born to Jewish parents. She herself is a Jew but she says she doesn’t believe in an afterlife and believes this is it.

Natalie Portman Best Movies

Natalie has worked in many top hit movies. Some of them are Black Swan (2010), Thor series (2011- present), Closer (2004), V for Vendetta (2005), Annihilation (2018), Leon the Professional (1994), Star Wars series among others.

Some commonly asked questions about her are

1. Does Natalie Portman have a PhD?

Although she has a bachelor degree in Psychology from Harvard, she never pursued any higher studies.

2. Are Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman Related?

No, they are not even distantly related. Both hails from entirely different ethnicity.

3. How much does Natalie Portman Weight?

Actresses always have to keep their weight in check. Natalie just weighs 118 pounds.

4. Did Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen Date?

Before Natalie met her husband, she dated Hayden for a while. But the affair didn’t last long.

5. Is Natalie Portman Vegan?

Natalie Portman said she temporarily stopped being vegan while she was pregnant. She and her kids are now vegan. Natalie Portman has been an outspoken supporter of a vegan lifestyle for many years now.

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Matthew McConaughey’s Biography, Facts & Net Worth

American Actor

His middle name is David and he is among the top-of-the-line actors in Hollywood. His charisma is wide spread and have won him a cult like following. Matthew got his break in 1993 from comedy film Dazed and Confused. After that he kept escalating at a fast pace on the sky of fame. Matthew is recipient of several awards and distinctions thanks to his captivating performances.

Matthew McConaughey Age

Matthew was born on November 4, 1969 in Texas, US. He is 51 years old.

Matthew McConaughey Net- Worth

Matthew, due to his box office success have amassed a fortune of $150 million. He earns roughly $15 million per movie.

Matthew McConaughey Height

Matthew had been established as a sex symbol because of his overall attractiveness. His height of 6 feet has a huge role in it.

Matthew McConaughey Oscar

Matthew was awarded Academy Award for his outstanding performance in the 2013 biopic Dallas Buyers Club.

Matthew McConaughey Best Movies

Some of his top movies include The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Free State of Jones (2016), Interstellar (2014), The Dark Tower (2017), The Gentlemen (2019), The Wedding Planner (2001) among others.

Some of his most frequently asked questions are

1. What was the Last Movie Matthew McConaughey Made?

His latest movie was The Gentlemen released in 2019.

2. Where was Matthew McConaughey Born and Raised?

Matthew was born and raised in Uvalde, Texas.

3. What did Matthew McConaughey do Before Acting?

Before acting he was a film student at University of Texas in Austin.

4. What Movies did Matthew McConaughey Win an Oscar for?

He won an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, released in 2014.

5. Did Matthew McConaughey Actually Write his Book?

He compiled his diaries into a book which he released under the title Greenlights in 2020.

6. What is Green Light by Matthew McConaughey?

His book is a part memoir, part guide to living. Among the yellow and red light times of our lives, the greenlights are “like a shoeless summer,” he says. “A green light is an affirmation, setting yourself up for success,” he says.

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