Visual Tour of Goa

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Visual Tour of Goa

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Easy Gymnastics Moves for Beginners

Easy Gymnastics Moves for Beginners

Are you a beginner in gymnastics? Then here are some easy moves to get started.


A split is one of the moves that are really easy for some people and much harder for others. Even if you’re as tight as can be, though, you’ll still be able to master it if you work hard at your stretching. A great way to improve your split is to move through a series of different stretches, from simple to advance. If you are a beginner, you’ll probably want to master the easier stretches first before moving on to full split stretches. Be sure to do each stretch on both sides you’ll want a good split on both your right leg and your left leg in order to be a great gymnast.

Bent and stretch both the knees:

From a kneeling position, put one foot in front of you on a mat, step, or other object about a foot or more off the ground. Bend your leg to 90 degrees, and place your foot flat on the mat. Keeping your hips facing the mat, move your other leg backwards, bending your knee behind you, until you form a “mini split” from knee to knee. Push your hips forward as much as possible, working towards 180 degrees from knee to knee. Keep your chest up and your hands on your front knee. Hold this stretch for 30-60 seconds at a time.

Front leg straight stretch:

From a kneeling position, put one leg up straight in front of you onto the mat. Move your body back, so only your heel is on the mat. Your back leg should be at a 90 degree angle, and your hips should be square– they should be facing the mat, not turned one way or the other. Keeping your front leg straight, lean forward as far as possible.

Both legs stretch straight:

From a standing position, put one leg on the mat in front of you. Keeping both legs straight and your hips square, lean forward as far as possible. Your back foot should be planted on the ground, with your foot straight or turned slightly out.

Full split:

Your hips are square with your body. Your torso should be facing straight, not to the side, even if squaring your hips means you can’t go down as far. Both of your legs are straight, and turned slightly outward. Your toes are pointed. Your chest is up, not leaning forward.

Square out your split:

To make sure your hips are square, try doing your split against a wall. Your back knee should be almost touching the wall, and your back leg should be bent at a 90 degree angle upward. Be sure that your back foot is pointing straight to the ceiling. You can also do this stretch with a friend holding your leg and helping you to keep your foot pointing straight up.
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Raising Small Business Finance - Beefing Up Your Balance Sheet

Raising Small Business Finance - Beefing Up Your Balance Sheet

As a small business owner it’s likely that you will have experienced liquidity problems. In fact, more businesses fail through poor cash flow than anything else, according to statistics published by BERR. Through ensuring you have a strong balance sheet you will be able to fund day-to-day operations, and take advantage of growth opportunities when they arise.

Not Raising Too Much Money

On many occasions businesses will raise too much money. This causes problems for the following reasons:

You will get a lesser return on the capital employed within your business, and this will damage earnings per share or make interest repayments more significant. You also, though, have to ensure you will have enough money to tide over should earnings fall or unexpected expenses come into play.

You may try and grow the business too quickly, and fail to get the correct foundations in place to support growth.

You may become too lax with spending, take on too many staff, and assume expenses that do not do enough for the bottom line. Remember, though, it’s also possible to cause significant harm to your small business through being unwilling to invest in its future.

Venture Capital

Raising venture capital is often one of the more popular ways for a small business to finance their operation. Often a small business will have a lack of financial history or revenue to make a bank confident about a loan. On the other hand a VC firm may be willing to assume this risk knowing there’s also the potential for much reward if things go well. A VC firm will generally be looking to invest in a business that has a disruptive idea, a strong management team or a key advantage over their competitors. You should be looking to pitch a large number of VC firms, more than 20, if you want to be able to raise money at a strong valuation. If there are firms with a focus on your sector, you should make sure you approach them.

Bank Loan

Bank loans will often be hard for a small business to get their hands on. If you are able to get a small business loan, however, this will often be a much cheaper way of raising money than through venture capital. It may be worthwhile to look at both methods, and see if you feel the valuation is fair. A VC firm will often claim to bring more to the table than just money, and this will often be true.

Personal Money

Using your own money to fund your small business can be a smart move, and is often the cheapest – but also the most risky too. You could remortgage your home, borrow against the value of your assets, or even sell your assets.

If your business is struggling for funding to fuel growth you can also choose not to pay yourself and other shareholders a dividend. That way earnings are going straight back into the business.
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San Francisco - Visual Tour

San Francisco - Visual Tour

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Belarus Hosts Phone Throwing Championship

Hundreds of odd sports fans gathered in Minsk, Belarus, for the 8th edition of the country’s Cell-phone Throwing Championship.

It may not be the only competition of its kind in the world, but the phone throwing championship of Belarus is definitely the most important, at least for Belorussians. They take so much interest in this wacky event that they actually film and televise it.

The 8th edition of the Cell-phone Throwing Championship took place last Saturday, and consisted of several phone throwing events, including long distance throwing and precision tossing, where contestants had to throw their mobile devices into plastic buckets. Throwers received scores from a group of judges, and although prizes were not revealed, I’m pretty sure winners got a new phone.

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Bandra Worli – Spectacular view from Mumbai

Bandra Worli is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete viaduct approaches, which links Bandra and the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli and central Mumbai, and is the first phase of the proposed West Island Freeway system.

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Blake Lively Stylish Photoshoot - Hollywood Star

Blake Lively Stylish Photoshoot - Hollywood Star

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Hazel Crowney Beautiful Photos - British Model and Actress

Hazel Crowney Beautiful Photos - British Model and Actress

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Deepika Padukone Live Chat Photos

Deepika Padukone Live Chat Photos

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