Getting flawless floors fast

Often a firm requires a floor to be prepared in a way which addresses aesthetic and functional concerns. It is also frequently important that the floor is finished properly within a strict deadline. What is needed is a specialist firm which takes no shortcuts and pays scrupulous attention to detail. Quality should never be sacrificed in order to get things done with speed.

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Impotence in younger men

Erectile dysfunction is often a medical issue associated with older men, as statistics have shown that it affects a fifth of 50-54 year olds and as many as half of 70-78 year olds. However, whether for physical or psychological reasons, impotence can affect men of ages. The main difference in younger sufferers though, is that they are far less likely to seek advice or treatment for the problem.

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What to Do in an Elevator

When people use lifts, even the most self-aware of people can find themselves becoming socially incompetent, awkward and in many cases plain weird. Even with a group of friends, people can suddenly forget how social conventions are supposed to work and end up humming to themselves or shuffling around like a deranged person. So why is it that lifts can transform us into such weird people?

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Wedding invitations due to go out for Greg Norman

Australian golfer Greg Norman is to marry for the third time, it has been revealed.Preparations for the event, which will include the sending of wedding invitations, are underway.The 55-year-old, who only divorced his previous wife six months ago, is to get hitched to 41-year-old mother-of-two Kirsten Kutner.Recently, he presented her with a six-carat diamond ring.

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Business telephone systems for the future

Keeping your business ahead of the competition is only one of the concerns of the successful chief executive or managing director. The other is to keep your business up-to-date with advances in technology, and never more so than in the area of business telecommunications.
There is currently a bewildering array of options and packages for new business telephone systems, any number of which could help you update and streamline your company’s communications network. And as BT prepares to overhaul its entire phone system with its new 21CN technology, you really cannot afford to be left behind in this field.
More efficient connectivity, faster downloads, integrated mobile packages are all features of the fully coordinated business telephone systems in a carefully designed package. They are specially tailored to your company’s needs and future growth potential, you not only achieve better working capability – you stand to make considerable savings in running costs.
Here at 5G Communications, we offer a comprehensive service that helps you through the jungle of business telephony, from the consultation process right through to installation. With our expertise in all areas of business telecoms, whether in business broadband, business mobiles, or for add-ons such as Audio Marketing Services, you can be confident of getting all the advice that you need whatever your circumstances. Whether yours is a small company with just two employees, or a large business with over two hundred, we help you analyse your company’s telephony requirements and prescribe the most appropriate fully coordinated system for your company’s particular needs.
And because we install systems ourselves, we also offer peace of mind to our customers with maintenance packages that help protect your business against the worst nightmare of your phone system going down.
For improved efficiency, better customer care, and greater cost savings, your business can only gain from modernising its telephony system.

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Ensuring the best connectivity for your company

For any business to keep up with the pace of commerce, its business broadband system needs two key features: speed and reliability. With the right speed, you can be sure of maximising your download and upload capability; and through a reliable server, you can be confident that you have access to the web exactly when and where you need it.
Although these are vital to a successful business broadband system, there are other factors that you should take into consideration. An obvious one is price: are you getting the system at the most competitive rate? But you should also consider other elements: can you keep a check on the data usage through your business broadband network? Have you got the right web-hosting package for your company? Does your system support mobile business broadband?
To be certain that your company has a business broadband package fully coordinated with your other telecommunications networks, and maximising its potential for the company, why not come to us at 5G Telecommunications?
We have a wide range of experience in the deployment of business broadband packages, suiting the needs of companies large and small; and with our expertise across the telecoms spectrum in tailoring telephony networks to the requirements of individual businesses, we are ideally placed to discuss all your individual company needs for telecom networking, and to advise on and install the most appropriate business telephone systems package for your company.
When the individual components of a business telephone network are designed specifically to work in harmony with all the other components in the system, you are given maximum control of the network activity; you can thus ensure the most advanced technological performance of your company, confident that your network won’t let you down.
And with us, you can do this all at the most competitive prices on the market.

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Your company’s client base in the 21st century

Whatever your company product, in the cut-and-thrust of 21st century marketing you need to have a successful relationship with your client base, particularly as you see your company through the recession.
It is crucial for you to have efficient business telephone systems, so that your customers can contact you in the confidence that you are giving them the priority they deserve; how you connect to them, and how they connect to you is the way to ensure good customer relations for years to come.
Obviously, database emailing and the company website are the prime ways your business reaches customers, but what if they are trying to reach you? Are they being kept waiting, or put through to the wrong department? Could you improve that part of your customer relations, so that customers are kept happy, and you maximize your marketing potential with them?
Here at 5G Communications, in addition to business telephone systems and packages for business broadband, we offer a range of facilities and products – part of our Audio Marketing Systems – which capitalize on customers’ calls to your business. Not only is this a way for you to improve your marketing potential with callers, it also to helps to project a positive and professional image of your company.
Depending on your budget, we can create this interface with the customer to whatever specifications and in whatever style best suits your business. Scripting, voicing, and musical background can be provided as required, and all to the highest professional standard. You may even wish to coordinate your Audio Marketing System with your website, or with your company or instore PA system. Careful coordination in these areas helps the public perception of company image, and brand recognition in the future.
Help your business expand by letting us help you into the 21st century.

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Telecommunications at the heart of your business’s success

If you want your business to have the edge on the competition in its field, then it is worth considering the telecommunications infrastructure of your company. As you look to make savings in the administration of your business, you will find that efficient lines of communication can help you achieve major savings in both time and energy, and ultimately in expenditure.
Efficiently coordinated business telephone systems can impact on your company’s productivity in at least two crucial areas: one is in how your company connects to itself – how your staff can collaborate effectively through improved lines of communication – the other is how your company connects to your client base. In both cases, if you choose carefully from the wide range of available business telephone systems, you will be able to improve efficiency at the same time as saving your company money.
Here at 5G Communications, we specialize in providing a comprehensive service from the consultation phase through to installation of business telephone systems. By coordinating all the telecommunications requirements of your company, we create a package that meets all your various needs from business broadband through to company mobile phones. This means that you have a telephone system that is specific to your requirements and to your company’s line of business. You won’t be encumbered by a system that slows your business down by being too network-heavy, or by one that lets you down in not being able to meet all the demands of your particular operations.
Our range of telecoms solutions represent excellent value for money, and can be tailored to suit your operational or your budgetary needs, or indeed both. Consult us now about how you can improve your company’s communications; discover the efficiency gains possible for your company; and look forward to growing your business through improved customer relations.

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On hold for profit

It is an established fact that playing music and messages to your customers while they are on hold minimises the call drop-out rate. All sorts of analyses have been carried out on the nature of such music, the content of messages and the voice tone and quality in order to keep callers on the line. The advantage is not only in retaining the customer until they can speak to a representative, but also in being able to market aspects of the business to individuals who are already listening. On hold messages can keep callers informed of current offers, new products and services, and promoting your high profit lines.
There are pitfalls though – if you don’t want to irritate or frustrate callers then you need to do some detailed planning before implementing messages on particular lines. For instance, callers using a complaints line don’t want to hear a message telling them how wonderful your products are. Better to channel assurances and product guarantee details to them. Similarly, if a caller has taken the time to find your telephone number and use it, they don’t want to hear that the solution to all their problems can be found on your website. They want to speak to someone to explain a problem or describe their requirements.
At 5G Business Telecoms we offer a comprehensive and expert audio marketing service comprising all technical and creative aspects. We can help you to improve customer perceptions of your company while supporting your core marketing function. Having a fine-tuned on hold strategy is going to enhance your sales potential. However, there is a fine line between making a caller feel relaxed and engaged, and causing them to feel taken advantage of. Although you want to use any on hold time to its maximum effect, the priority should be firmly on reducing call waiting times.

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Analyse your billing and save money

It’s easy to rest on your laurels once you have a system in place that is apparently working well, not generating any obvious problems and providing the quality of service required. Yet how do you measure its on-going efficiency?
Business telephone systems can become complex over time, with additions to network capacity and constant changes in the workforce and company structure. Inefficiencies develop such as redundant lines, inappropriate calls, billing errors and shifts in usage patterns that result in out of tariff charges. There may be features you are paying for but don’t need and useful features available but not used due to lack of awareness or product knowledge. Analysing your bill on a regular basis is an essential tool to control costs and identify areas for improvement.
The largest savings can usually be gained by changing to a more appropriate tariff and it’s often the case that contracts are allowed to continue past their end date on the same terms, without any reminder from the provider. Maintaining contact with your contract manager is important in keeping up to date with service improvements and new offers. Another area of concern should be the inappropriate use of phones for private calls and there is an obvious need to restrict premium numbers from being used. When analysing billing, don’t forget the switchboard line since the operator usually has unrestricted use of the system and often controls individual connections to the system. Keeping an eye on billing patterns can identify anomalies that could turn out to be errors, and these could be substantial.
With business telephone systems, it’s important to ensure your business has the right system and gets value for money within the service contract. At 5G Business Telecoms, we offer a free analysis of your existing business lines and calls, stress-free transfer to a new contract and one bill for all telecom services.

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The broader the broadband the better?

Most businesses look for ways in which to get the best value for money on utilities and services. Broadband provision is one service that is highly variable in terms of quality and price across the market so selecting the right service for your needs is important.
Broadband is a very competitive market. The biggest hook for marketers is the speed of download, usually applying to ADSL. You can check your broadband speed for yourself – speed tests and related information are available online, including here on our own website, and these generally show you both download and upload speeds for your existing broadband connection. There is a difference between home broadband and business broadband, with businesses being targeted for the higher speeds, the expectation being that lightning fast speed will improve your efficiency. However, it makes sense to minimise your financial commitment to business broadband by matching your actual requirements to the appropriate level of provision and length of contract.
When calculating your business broadband needs, look at the nature of activity for example, if you are a firm of auditors, is it necessary for staff to be downloading videos and MP3 files at fast speed? If they do need to download large file attachments on emails would this be a regular requirement? If you are deciding whether to start using videoconferencing, it is well worth looking at the upload speed of your ADSL before investing in SDSL. Today’s upload speeds for the higher end of ADSL may be enough for a reasonable quality of connection. It is usually much less expensive to buy high-end ADSL than even the lowest speed SDSL. Of course both are at the mercy of internet traffic which can affect the quality of connection at peak times.
At 5G Business Telecoms, we offer the full range of business broadband provision and a QoS (Quality of Service) standard that optimises every aspect of internet connection, improving your overall network service.

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Lady Gaga to send out wedding invitations?

Eccentric pop star Lady Gaga may be set to send out wedding invitations after it was revealed she has got engaged to her beau Luc Carl.Although it may be some time before she decides whether she is sending out traditional cards or email wedding invitations – as the plans are still at an early stage – she will no doubt go to considerable effort to ensure they stand out.

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Mobile means flexible

Smartphones are easily the most important form of consumer technology today, and if you want your business to succeed, you need to make sure you are taking advantage of current mobile phone technology because you can bet that your competitors are. So what’s the difference between a smartphone and a standard phone? You can make calls and send texts on a standard phone, but a smartphone has enhanced capabilities, incorporating the features of a PDA (personal digital assistant) and a mobile phone with internet browsing, email, application programs, synchronisation and multiple connectivity. It’s really the equivalent of a PC that can make phone calls and send texts, and there are several types available to choose from. For example, just take a look at the range of Windows 7 phones now available from Microsoft, and the latest smartphones on offer at any mobile phone shop on the high street, and you will get a feel for the potential available to you through mobile tech.
Selecting the right smartphone on the right tariff for your business needs is important. Business mobiles tend to be smartphones mainly because of email and contacts features, but as we are now in the era of mobile internet and social networking, there are other advantages to be gained by keeping in touch while on the move. Take into consideration the level of technical ability among those who will be using smartphones, and the amount of non-productive time spent out of the office e.g. on trains or between external meetings. Build in the future direction of your business and make sure the smartphone you select is going to suit its purpose and last the pace until an upgrade is necessary.
At 5G Telecoms, we offer comprehensive business mobile telephone packages with competitive rates for airtime, line rentals, handsets and equipment. Our experienced consultants will analyse your current expenditure and usage and can reduce your costs significantly while enhancing the potential for business productivity.

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Be Watchful: Insuring a Timepiece

Whether it’s a family heirloom or a newly purchased contemporary piece, insurance is a pertinent step to take in safeguarding the future of a watch. Insuring specific items of jewelry is not uncommon, however even the most cautious of folks sometimes forget the very thing that dictates their day so precisely – their watch.
Homeowner or renters insurance may seem the best option in the never-ending hunt for frugal living, but in the case of the worst happening to that heirloom Rolex, brand new Thomas Sabo, or loved collection of Hugo Boss watches, the right insurance policy can mean the world of difference.
Many folks like to keep life simple. If a homeowner’s policy is held with company A, the best option is perhaps to take out a bespoke policy with them to cover superfluous items of significance e.g. a valuable watch. However, a little shopping around could end up sourcing a better deal so never stick to the one company without doing a little research.
The three common types of jewelry insurance are Valued At, Market Value Replacement, and Actual Value.
Valued At policies are more common in the field of family heirlooms that are perhaps quite low in contemporary monetary value, but incredibly high in emotional worth. For example, a Victorian pocket watch valued at £800 today’s value could be insured at perhaps £1500 to cover a little of the emotional trauma involved in the loss, damage, or theft.
Market Value Replacement policies and Actual Value policies are cost-effective and very similar. Both result in the replacement of a piece at the current market value regardless of its original purchasing price. The difference between the two is that Actual Value policies compensate in cash, whilst Market Value Replacement recompenses in the form of a replacement piece of similar value.
When looking to invest in an antique or buy Hugo Boss watches, Armani classics, or Thomas Sabo creations, the right insurance policy is crucial.

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Anime Dreams: Japan-Inspired Watches and Accessories

Hot off the heels of the latest Harajuku kids comes the luminous madness that is this season’s Japanese influence on contemporary UK street fashion. A long way from the chic catwalks of Tokyo, London, Paris and Milan, and a giant leap sideways from the simplistic 2011 collections of the likes of Issay Miyake and Comme Des Garcons’ Junyo Watanabe, we have Japan’s street subcultures. Straight from Tokyo’s Harajuku to London’s Brick Lane.
Via the internet, underground publications, exhibitions and tourism, reaching across the globe as prodigiously as their technological exports, there are the rumours, trends and tricks of Japan’s infinite youth subcultures. Last year the prevalent trend amongst Japanese kids was “Alpine Skier”, with every shopping mall overrun with snow bunnies and ear-muffed boys clad in alpine knits and snow boots. This year it’s all about luminous colour!
In a land where businessmen habitually have Pokemon characters embroidered onto their briefcase, it’s hardly surprising that this season’s winter wear is as vivid as colours can be before it hurts to look at them.
The hard part is translating that look into a UK environment. Accessories are the perfect way to add a little luminous garnish to the daily grind. Watches in particular make a great statement without skimping on practicality.
Juicy Couture watches are bold, bright, intricate and representative of a bright youth culture around the globe.  Similarly Nixon and Toy Watches mark top brands making the foray into the fabulous world of bright colours with top quality production. Juicy watches etc are easily sourced on UK-based websites.
Gloves, scarves and hats – stables of the British winter and the perfect canvases for colourful fashion statements. Aside from trying to source creatively in the UK, many Japanese brands and traders operate via eBay, opening the international door into a magnificent culture of diversity, imagination and bold trends!

Hot off the heels of the latest Harajuku kids comes the luminous madness that is this season’s Japanese influence on contemporary UK street fashion. A long way from the chic catwalks of Tokyo, London, Paris and Milan, and a giant leap sideways from the simplistic 2011 collections of the likes of Issay Miyake and Comme Des Garcons’ Junyo Watanabe, we have Japan’s street subcultures. Straight from Tokyo’s Harajuku to London’s Brick Lane.

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Garden furniture to be sold by charity

A Cheshire based charity hopes to sell wooden garden furniture and indoor items to help raise money for poorer families living in the area.The homeless charity, Save the Family hopes that members of the community can get involved in making and selling garden furniture sets and other items which will then be sold to raise money.

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Take a Little Time to Invest

The season of giving is here. It does include the lovely flipside of the season of receiving also rolling up too though! In an economy where sensible spending is likely to be a prevalent issue for some time yet – across every lifestyle, budget and trend – choosing a gift that marks a pertinent investment is no careless act.
Nowadays everybody has a car – classic cars are still highly sought. Everybody has chic jewellery – diamonds are still expensive. Everybody wears a watch – there’s still plenty of time to invest! A well-made, tasteful timepiece is as good an investment in style as it is financially.
At its heart a watch should be practical. It should mark a useable, wearable, functioning item of jewellery. Choosing the perfect watch is – in terms of future investment – very much like choosing a new car. The rewards reaped from the investment are unlikely to belong to the buyer. Think about the Volkswagen Beetle – an icon of its time thanks to low cost, utility value and quirky design. A design that depreciated in value for thirty years until the trend rolled around again, skyrocketing the value of Granddad’s perfectly maintained old VW astronomically.
Similarly, investing in a good-quality classic watch marks an investment for future generations. Patience is the key. Links of London watches, for example, mark some of the most contemporary twists on classic designs available today. To buy Links of London watches is not to make an instant tidy return on initial investment, but rather to afford a future owner the opportunity to love, maintain and pass on the heirloom for generations to come with the potential for financial gain.
Taking a little time to scout for the best budding investment – both stylistically and financially – could culminate in the form of a new custom – a new story – for a family that could span generations to come.

The season of giving is here. It does include the lovely flipside of the season of receiving also rolling up too though! In an economy where sensible spending is likely to be a prevalent issue for some time yet – across every lifestyle, budget and trend – choosing a gift that marks a pertinent investment is no careless act. Nowadays everybody has a car – classic cars are still highly sought. Everybody has chic jewellery – diamonds are still expensive. Everybody wears a watch – there’s still plenty of time to invest!

A well-made, tasteful timepiece is as good an investment in style as it is financially. At its heart a watch should be practical. It should mark a useable, wearable, functioning item of jewellery. Choosing the perfect watch is – in terms of future investment – very much like choosing a new car. The rewards reaped from the investment are unlikely to belong to the buyer. Think about the Volkswagen Beetle – an icon of its time thanks to low cost, utility value and quirky design. A design that depreciated in value for thirty years until the trend rolled around again, skyrocketing the value of Granddad’s perfectly maintained old VW astronomically. Similarly, investing in a good-quality classic watch marks an investment for future generations. Patience is the key. Links of London watches, for example, mark some of the most contemporary twists on classic designs available today.

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The Storyteller: A Lifetime of Memories through Jewellery

Life is all about stories. Perhaps passing an heirloom piece of furniture on to a young relative along with all the family tales woven into its being. Maybe bestowing a valueless yet irreplaceable vintage coat upon a grateful young relation with the strict instruction that “Dry Clean Only” does not mean “Shove in the wash with everything else”
The generations are tied together by stories. Designers of lifestyles understand this inherently, which is why the best furniture, houses, cars, and of course jewellery designs are created to last, to be passed on, to be utilised and treasured by more than one careful owner.
When it comes to jewellery, choosing pieces representative of the time is crucial to investing in a piece. The most lavish newly made art-deco inspired piece is still only in the style of art deco, a classic but finished movement. No freshness is insinuated. No matter the worth of the piece, at its heart it is a reproduction.
The frittering away of trends can make it incredibly difficult to identify leaders, longstanding innovators and –at a very base level – good investments. Of the notable contemporary jewellery designers and brands – Thomas Sabo, Stephen Webster and Shaun Leane among them – Monica Vinader is arguably one of the most true-to-roots originals currently designing.
Borne from a life travelling, gathering, exploring, discovering and experimenting from her native Spain, extensively through South America and finally to her home and studio in Norfolk, England. Monica Vinader jewellery is that perfect mix of cultural eclectism, historical roots and ultra-modern flare.
Monica Vinader bracelets mark some of her most popular design stables. The silk and precious metal designs are, at their heart, wearable and free-spirited. Reminiscent of Monica’s own travels around the globe, her designs inspire the wearer to create their own stories, have their own adventures, and revel in the combined luxury and utility of her designs.

Life is all about stories. Perhaps passing an heirloom piece of furniture on to a young relative along with all the family tales woven into its being. Maybe bestowing a valueless yet irreplaceable vintage coat upon a grateful young relation with the strict instruction that “Dry Clean Only” does not mean “Shove in the wash with everything else” The generations are tied together by stories. Designers of lifestyles understand this inherently, which is why the best furniture, houses, cars, and of course jewellery designs are created to last, to be passed on, to be utilised and treasured by more than one careful owner.
When it comes to jewellery, choosing pieces representative of the time is crucial to investing in a piece. The most lavish newly made art-deco inspired piece is still only in the style of art deco, a classic but finished movement. No freshness is insinuated. No matter the worth of the piece, at its heart it is a reproduction.
The frittering away of trends can make it incredibly difficult to identify leaders, longstanding innovators and –at a very base level – good investments. Of the notable contemporary jewellery designers and brands – Thomas Sabo, Stephen Webster and Shaun Leane among them – Monica Vinader is arguably one of the most true-to-roots originals currently designing.
Borne from a life travelling, gathering, exploring, discovering and experimenting from her native Spain, extensively through South America and finally to her home and studio in Norfolk, England. Monica Vinader jewellery is that perfect mix of cultural eclectism, historical roots and ultra-modern flare. Monica Vinader bracelets mark some of her most popular design stables. The silk and precious metal designs are, at their heart, wearable and free-spirited. Reminiscent of Monica’s own travels around the globe, her designs inspire the wearer to create their own stories, have their own adventures, and revel in the combined luxury and utility of her designs.

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Turning Japanese: Manga Fashion Accessories

Since Shoichi Aoki’s “Fruits” hit mainstream bookshelves in 2001, the exciting hotchpotch of Japanese fashion subcultures has inspired everyone from toddlers to professionals. The JET (Japanese English Teacher) scheme has given a lucky few firsthand experience of the crazy mishmash that is the Japanese clothing and accessory market (so envied by their peers upon returning home with a container full of authentic Harajuku-wear!)
Japanese fashion is all about transient statements.

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