What Are Gold Mining Stocks?

The world of investing in gold is not that simple. Of course you can choose to buy physical gold, of which coins and buying gold bullion are the most common. But once you have got the taste of the precious metal, named by some the Precious King of Metals, there is no stopping there. By the accounts of some investors, the moment you hold your first gold coin in your hands is a life changing moment. You have no escape but to go on betting on it. Most of us have grown so used to seeing the price of gold soar that we do no longer consider investing in gold as a bet. The most experienced however, know that gold like all other commodities can be behave in mysterious ways.

The most common forms of gold investing are gold coins, gold stock, online gold investing and gold bullion. Before you embark on either of them you first need to consider issues such as convenience or convertibility. For instance, if you buy the raw metal you may encounter serious storage and maintenance problems. The same happens with gold jewelry. The advantage though, is that they are extremely liquid.

Investing in gold mining stock, though, has become increasingly popular not least that business people need not worry with the logistical issues of taking care of their physical gold. One of the downsizes of buying mining shares is that the investor gains exposure to the volatility in the gold price. Other disadvantages may … Read more

The Benefits of Music Technology in Schools

1. Music technology helps to improve the understanding of musical theory

“You can use it [Logic Pro] to teach students pretty much any topic especially the use of dynamics, in a hands on practical way”. J Clarke BDA, Head of Music.

The plug-in and automation features in Logic Pro and most music software, enable students to understand classical terms such as crescendo and diminuendo on an interactive platform. Automation tools also give a level of interaction during the process, as they are able to control the dynamics according to each section and instrument. Plug – in controls such as attack, release, sustain and decay help students to visually interact with terms such as staccato, legato and accent; all essential tools when creating a highly expressive composition.

2. Develops performing, composing and arranging skills through an integrated approach

“It can enable them [students] to access compositional and arrangement techniques in a creative way from a young age”. M Barbe, MBP Head of Music.

When composing a song using an acoustic instrument, it can be challenging to write parts of the composition, plus arrange different sections – without an understanding of compositional structure and the ability to play a musical instrument. Using software solutions such as GarageBand, students are able to substitute these requirements through access to a world of instrumental loops and samples, whereby students may listen, cut and paste various samples to begin to build their own composition. The software allows students to use the interface as a canvas for … Read more

Bitcoin Cryptocurrency – Understanding the Basics

It’s been over a decade since cryptocurrency has started to fascinate people over social media and especially over the internet. Bitcoin has been able to rank among the top cryptocurrencies today, nobody knows about the exact origin of the currency however it popped up in mid 2008 related to a Japanese pseudo name “Satoshi Nakamoto”.

So, what exactly is this Bitcoin Currency and why has it been able to sustain its place in the financial markets. Well, the following listed reasons may give you an idea of its popularity and a piece of evidence as to its continued safe future existence.

  • Bitcoin is the first decentralized digital currency.
  • Bitcoin is an independent free-floating currency which is neither owned by any government nor associated with any other currency for it to influenced value wise by the economic indicators that govern the value of traditional currencies.
  • With its growing popularity among the masses, it now enjoys an increased level of acceptability at all levels, for instance, you can now buy stuff with Bitcoin cryptocurrency directly and also trade it at different platforms such as CoinBase, Bitfinex, Bitstamp, Kraken and more.
  • All you need is a wallet and an internet connection to make a peer to peer Bitcoin transfer.
  • In most cases the transfers are instantaneous.
  • The convenience of making transactions over the internet or your mobile phone with a couple of clicks.
  • Your privacy is secure as compared to other modes of payments over the internet where your vital information can be
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A Self-Publisher’s Guide to Computer Data Backup

Protecting your computer’s data files is something every self-publisher must know about and deal with before it is too late. It is not a complicated or expensive process. It can be as simple as having an external hard drive and using cloud storage. No special knowledge or fancy equipment is needed. And, the process is very easy to automate. It is essential that you keep the back-up process simple and automatic. It is also essential to create multiple copies, on-site, and off-site. Here is a run-down of how we do this in our office.

Using An External Drive For Data Backup

We started out using one external hard drive in our office. This is the most basic and easiest way to protect your data that is located on your internal hard drive. A brand-name 3TB hard drive is now $120. Make sure that you purchase a hard drive larger than you currently need. But don’t overbuy. Right now this 3TB has a good price. As time goes on, the larger hard drives will drop in price too. Another reason not to over-buy is that hard drives don’t last forever. Purchase only what you need now, and then upgrade with a newer and larger unit when you need it. We purchased an external USB hard drive that is only 5 inches x 7 inches x 1.5 inches. This small size gives you an easy way to put the hard drive into your safe, or safety deposit box, or take it with … Read more

Application Cover Letter

Application Cover Letters are Written in Response to a Known Vacancy

These are 1) A letter in response to a known job vacancy, 2) a letter inquiring about possible vacancies and 3) a networking letter which asks for assistance with the job search. A letter of application is sent along with the resume which will provide additional information on the applicant’s skills and qualifications which are relevant to the applied job. The application letter provides the prospective employer a chance to take note of the specific skills, experience and achievements of the applicant. If well written this type of a letter can prompt the employer to form a good opinion of the applicant. It is a misconception of most applicants that cover letter of the application is not as important as the resume. This is incorrect and CL is in fact the first piece of writing from the applicant which the prospective employer will read.

The Application Cover Letter is as important as the resume itself. Since it lends to the first impression on the applicant, it is imperative that you write an effective application letter to make a good impression. This can be achieved by highlighting how your skills are equal to the desired skills which are needed to do the job. All cover letters have one goal in common, and that is to grab the reader’s attention and make the reviewer call the applicant in for an interview. How does one achieve this goal? There are few basic … Read more

How Organic Control Methods Get Rid of Weeds Effectively

Weeds aggressively grows in lawns, gardens and natural areas. These unwanted plants block sunlight and get the important nutrients needed by growing plants. Determining the two weed life cycles such as annual or perennial is important in exhibiting control methods.

One of the best methods is the Organic Weed Control. This method is cheaper and simpler to manage. Mulching and the use of gardening tools are good practices for getting rid of weeds.


Garden mulch is a protective layer on top of the soil that suppresses weeds. It is used for protection from threading, compaction and erosion. This method can act as an aid to plant culture. It conditions and retains warmth in the soil. The best time to mulch is during autumn and spring.

Mulch can be categorized in three methods:

1. Sheet Mulch – This is the best method of suppressing perennial weeds. It is easy to cut into shape, relocate, plant and store. Sheet mulch can avoid damages onto vegetables and roots of fruits. It can also improve the use of its top covering of bark or chippings.

Types of Mulch can be identified as:

o Geotextile – This is a woven or non woven permeable sheet and needle punch made from polypropylene and polyester. This can be used as a barrier between the soil and loose mulch in order to diminish perennial weeds.

o Black (White) Plastic Sheet – These are black plastic sheets (400-600 gauge of silage sheeting) that warms the soil. It keeps … Read more