If You Are Knot-Ready It’s Time to Call in the Indian Wedding Planner!

Tempers soaring, hyperactive family members, numerous calls to forgotten relatives and friends, jittery nerves, in short, if it seems like a catastrophe – relax, it is just another grand Indian wedding in progress!

A marriage unites two families with the blessings of all. It is not surprising that an event of such magnitude requires the preparations to start months in advance. Traditionally, every detail would be planned and catered to by the family and friends and therefore chaos reigned supreme. The fact that the wedding took place in spite of this was nothing less than a miracle. However, the times began to change.

Let’s go into flashback! The time period: approximately ten years back. The occasion: a wedding in the family. Enter: life saviour also known as the Indian wedding planner.

Dream weddings were now a reality without any hassle. The trend of hiring an Indian wedding planner found ready acceptance among the upscale families with a higher disposal income. Cut to present. Weddings have become aspirational with every family wanting the very best for their children. Weddings are now an opulent affair where social image is of utmost importance.

The role of the Indian wedding planner encompasses planning and executing of the entire event. The planner takes care of venue, d├ęcor, catering, transportation, guest handling, managing every event before, during and after the wedding, helping with bridal attire selection and her trousseau, RSVPs, favors and even sending the thank you notes after the wedding. The growing popularity of theme weddings or destination weddings makes the Indian wedding planner indispensable.

The involvement of the planner begins even before you have decided about the kind of wedding you want. The planner lets you have a preview of what your wedding could be like by showcasing a variety of options to choose from. Once you have made the choice, the planner takes over. Co-ordination of every little detail to beautifully blend with the theme, taking care of emergencies to avoid any hindrance to the smooth flow of events and ensuring your wedding day is just perfect is the responsibility of the planner.

The Indian wedding planner has come a long way from the days of every vendor in charge of tents or decorations calling themselves a wedding planner. The approach is now totally professional. Since the planner belongs to the service industry, credibility is of utmost importance.

This industry is full of challenges with efficiency levels operating below optimal in spite of an immense creative talent pool. Many clients prefer to check with many vendors offering their services before settling on a particular Indian wedding planner, mostly as a last minute arrangement. However, the future looks bright. The internet and its growing usage among the target group have done wonders for the convenience of the client as well as increasing the awareness about the services of the Indian wedding planner. Everything can be decided at the click of the mouse, without the client having to step out of the house.

So go ahead and dream on. The wedding of your dreams is all set to become a reality. Make a wish and the Indian wedding planner will leave no stone unturned to fulfill it for you. Happy wedding!

Endangered Species of Meteora – The Return of the Neophrons

Most of the locals remember the times when large birds of prey flew graciously among the high tops of the rocks here in Meteora. Eagles, vultures, hawks and other majestic birds of prey dwelled in large numbers the steep slopes and the high rocks of Meteora. People of some age even today they tell stories of giant vultures strong enough to lift a small sized sheep or goat. And then, like anywhere else on this planet progress and the hand of man came together and changed everything in their path.

The once small agricultural settlements of Kalampaka and Kastraki grew up remarkably fast; the small primitive farms and livestock diminished, roads were built, cars, houses, tourists, electricity and light pollution came and forever changed the landscape, totally transforming birds habitat. Nature’s balance was lost and with it we’ve almost lost from sight the magnificent birds of prey of Meteora.

One of the many vulture species that used to live here in considerable numbers was the Egyptian vulture, scientifically known as “Neophron percnopterus”, which is the smallest of the four species of European vultures. Only a handful of pairs still remain in the general area of Meteora and the Antichasia mountains. It’s small size with a wingspan of 180 cm (5.9 ft.) and body length of 60 cm (2.2 ft.) have led to its other Bulgarian name: ‘lesser vulture’.

The adults have white plumage with black flight feathers and featherless yellow-orange face. The crest of white, pointed feathers gives the bird its typical appearance. The tail is white and wedge-shaped.The bird reaches adult plumage in its fifth or sixth year.

The Egyptian vulture is a globally endangered species, included in the Red List as “Endangered”. Its global population estimated between 30.000 to 60.000 individuals with a steady negative tendency. It is strictly protected by the Bern and Bon International Conventions, as well as by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). In the past, the Egyptian vulture was wide-spread throughout Bulgaria and Greece with high population numbers. Today the Balkan Peninsula is home to less than 90 pairs. This endangered bird species are included in the Bulgarian Red List and protected under the Biodiversity Act.

This particular vulture prefers open hills and low mountain ranges. Its main nesting sites are cliffs and rocky slopes, often close to human settlements. The nest locates in niches, ledges and crevices in the cliff face. One nest is usually occupied for several years.The species is monogamous; in Ancient Egypt it was revered as a symbol of parental care.

Neophron vulture is a migrant. In September, both young and adults fly south to spend the winter months in Africa. In the spring, they fly over thousands of kilometers back to their nesting territories. As soon as the pairs arrive in March-April both birds start improving the nest. First they build or strengthen the base by entwining twigs and branches; then they meticulously cover the interior with wool and rags. In the end, the nest is decorated with bones, tortoise shells and other leftovers from their diet. In April-May, the female lays 1-3 eggs. Both parents sit on the eggs.

The Egyptian vulture, as other vultures, feeds mainly on carrion. Therefore, the vulture family is known as ‘nature’s caretakers’. The Egyptian’s diet also includes insects, larvae, frogs, lizards and tortoises which it catches them alive. It can be seen patrolling the roads in search for road kill. It also frequents local dumpsites. The bird is well-known for its intelligence – it is among the few bird species in the world to use tools. In Africa, the vulture can often be seen breaking abandoned ostrich eggs using a stone.

In September, both young and adult birds leave the nesting territories of the species and start a long journey towards their wintering places in Africa. They migrate in small groups, mainly over land, avoiding long distances over the open sea, although some individuals from the southwestern Balkan population regularly cross the Mediterranean Sea. They fly over Turkey and the eastern shores of the Mediterranean to rich African land. Along the migration routes, they gather in large numbers at places with an abundance of food such as dumpsites and feeding stations.

In order to help this endangered bird species an international collaborated project initiated between the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB), the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS), the World Wildlife Fund-Greece (WWF), and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). The project’s main scope is the identification of all confirmed threats Egyptian vultures are facing and contribute to the long-term decline of these endangered species, as well as the appropriate actions need to be taken in order to reverse this ominous trend and thus ensure their long term survival.

We can only hope for the complete success of this project and with everyones help and active involvement to save these endangered birds from total extinction. For the coming generations to be able also to admire these giants of the air as they fly between the high rocks and the high mountain tops.

Check Gambling Forums for Information

If you are new to a gambling web site, chances are that you will have tons of questions that need answered. And instead of waiting for the site to get back to you there is an easier way. You can simply go to the site’s message board and ask your questions to other people who currently use the site. Even though not every gambling site has a message board, the majority of online gambling sites are moving in this direction. They feel that by having its member socialize that they can create a place where people will not only come to gamble, but come to talk with other people who have the same interests that they do.Message boards are usually pretty easy to use. All of the information will be broken down into separate forums so that you can find what you are looking for quickly. So if you have a question about how you get paid, all you need to do is find the forum that talks about this matter and look up the information. If your question is not answered you will also have the ability to post your question. This will usually get a few good responses from other members, as well as help out other people that may have the same question as you. By networking on message boards, you will be able to meet a lot of new people that will be able to help you out with any problems that you may have. This may not sound important, but it definitely can be down the road when you have a question that you need answered quickly.Message boards are a great way to get all of your questions answered in a relatively quick amount of time. Never overlook this source of information; it may be your best bet.

How to Make Money From Home – Living Off Other People’s Mistakes

Last year, I paid all my bills without ever leaving my house. How? By playing poker! Poker has exploded on the scene in the last decade; no longer is it an underhanded game played only in seedy back rooms. Even better, it’s not trophies or glory that you play for, it’s real money! If you want to earn a living playing from your couch, here are a few things you need to keep in mind1. It’s a grind. If you’re serious about winning at poker, it’s important to remember that you’re still gambling – things can and will happen, and you will lose. I hear people complaining all the time about how their big hands never hold up. The truth of the matter is, they often won’t – sometimes you’ll have to wait a long time to see correct decisions pay off, and it can get pretty frustrating. If you can’t handle an emotional rollercoaster day in and day out, professional poker might not be for you.2. You’ve got to be consistent. Even if you’ve read all the latest strategies and top-level tactics, they won’t mean much if you don’t apply them every time you make a decision. It’s easy to let emotions get in the way of otherwise solid play. Especially when playing online, impulsive decisions can be acted on in such an impersonal manner you might do something dumb before it hits you. Take a deep breath, and don’t be afraid to let the clock run down when making your decisions. Taking a little more time to process information will never hurt your game.3. Don’t worry about a second wind. No one becomes a millionaire in a day. Especially since gambling addiction is a very real issue, it’s important to have a certain amount you’re okay to lose in a single session. This amount is different for everyone, as depends on your personality. Mike Caro, the “Mad Genius of Poker”, has coined a term explaining this concept well: he calls it the “threshold of misery”. Everyone reaches a point when they’ve lost so much that they stop caring if they lose more. This attitude can blunt your senses and have you playing your D-game, even if you don’t notice it. If you’ve been sitting for a long session and find yourself behind, it’s okay to pack it in and get a fresh start another day.Money has to come from somewhere. With poker, it comes from being consistent while others make mistakes. Check out PurePlay for a free way to get to the World Series.

Targeting Bingo Players to Grow Your Affiliate Gambling Business

The best online traffic is perfectly targeted traffic. By this I mean getting your advert or link directly in-front of your target niche instead of to the public at large. This much is obvious but how do you go about targeting potential bingo players? First we need to find out who really plays bingo.Until now most people associated bingo with groups of old ladies at their local bingo hall, cup of tea and a biscuit in one hand and bingo card in the other. Today, bingo is played all across the world, online and in modern bingo halls – with players from every race logging on and having a go. It’s cheaper, faster and more exciting – with loads of huge jackpots and special prizes on offer around the clock and quick-fire games with lively enough chat rooms to keep everyone entertained.Recent studies have shown that there are over 100 million bingo players worldwide, but roughly 80% of these players are actually women that are aged between 30 and 50 years old. The spare 20% are men of the same age range.OK so we know who the bingo payers are so how do we target them? Most bingo players are stay at home parents, usually female and the game allows them to chat with new friends and have fun while still being able to keep an eye on the kids. This has lead to the social networking, forums, communities and chat rooms of a bingo site being seen as just as important as the big games and jackpots for many – and having ‘bingo buddies’ one of the biggest perks of the game.So far so good so how do we draw them in, any ideas? Each bingo site online is different – with some catering to each bingo demographic individually (usually focussing on community spirit), while others use celebrity gossip, flirting and exclusive red-carpet offers and prizes to lure in the younger players – a percentage of bingo players that has sky-rocketed in recent years. In the UK, the proportion of players that are under 45 years of age has shot up from 46% to 62% in the last decade, with players between the ages of 18 and 24 now making up 700,000 of the 3.5 million players in Britain.You can even take these niches further. Many newspapers also have set up their own online bingo division, so you can play with bingo players with similar political leanings to yourself and some high-street shops have even created their own bingo sideline – with cheeky bingo and interesting prizes offered by the bingo site of a certain high-street lingerie and toy chain (now closed). A classic example is Littlewoods bingo.With 100 million bingo players out there you can afford to narrow your niches. The UK currently has over 80 bingo sites so each with their own niche games and chat rooms.