A Top Family Day Out In Bristol Noahs Ark Zoo Farm

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Bristols 100 acre family attraction is set to be a big hit this season after opening a brand new indoor heated soft play barn called the Jungle Den. Bristols award-winning zoo now provides visitors with 200 square meters of slides, ball pits, soft climbing structures and games, offering the best in modern play facilities for under 5s and their parents. Regular Jungle Tots coffee mornings are also now available during term time on Mondays for Bristol mums.

Along with new improved facilities, visitors to Noahs Ark Zoo Farm can see impressive new animals in 2011, including the worlds longest reptile; the Crocodile Monitor and two new Caiman crocodilians. After adding lions, a new female giraffe, vultures and lemurs to the zoo last year, Noahs Ark is also planning the largest elephant enclosure in the UK, with 12 acres of stunning countryside to act as an elephant sanctuary.

An exciting family day out, Noahs Ark also provides a bespoke gift package for animal lovers the popular zoo keeper for a day experiences. With a choice of Big Zoo Animals, Primates and Reptiles or Big Cats Keeper Experiences: Bristols unique zoo farm attracts people from all over the UK. Often recommended as the hands on animal experience, Keeper Experience at Noahs Ark Zoo Farm Bristol are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

With families coping with the rise in VAT this year, Noahs Ark has kept child and group rate prices at 2010 rates, making a day out at the zoo more affordable.

Noahs Ark Zoo Farm offers a comprehensive Education Programme for schools in Bristol, recognized by the national Quality Badge from the UK Learning outside the Classroom scheme and hosts over 10,000 school visitors each year. Teachers looking for an educational school trip can find a range of National Curriculum based workshops from KS1 to A Level, with live animals and fun, group-based learning. The Bristol zoos qualified Education Officers can discuss school trip ideas and tailor each visit to meet individual needs.

Educational school trips to Noahs Ark are a fun way to learn; students are often more engaged when able to see and handle real live animals, whilst benefiting from a day out in the fresh air with their classmates.

Noahs Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol is open 10:30 5pm, Monday Saturday until 3rd December 2011. Visit www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk to plan your visit.

How to Prepare For CAT and Get Into IIM

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Every MBA program has its own admission standards and utilizes your test results in different ways when considering you as a candidate for admission. Some schools establish a baseline score that is a combination of your undergraduate GPA and your GMAT or GRE score. In the cat examination, the questions are increasingly being put in such a manner so as to test the decision-making ability. In today’s times, education especially higher education has acquired a preeminent priority in the lives of people all across the globe.

Generally, the more prestigious the university at which you get your MBA, the higher your earning power becomes. However, getting into a good university can be a challenge. As entrance requirements become more competitive, many prospective students feel unprepared. Follow a few tried-and-true steps to prepare to enter an MBA program.

After choosing an apt MBA coaching institute you should make sure you are getting into a B school with equal promising future prospects. Let us sneak a quick look through some of the MAT colleges (Colleges accepting MAT score) in India; Institute of Business Management & Technology (IBMT), Audyogik Shikshan Mandal’s (Institute of Management & Computer Studies), Disha Institute Of Advanced Studies (DIAS), Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM), JK Business School (JKBS), Graduate School of Business and Administration (GSBA) are some of them.

Find the business school that is a right fit for you and your needs and objectives. Do some research about the program and its requirements. You can find relevant information and reviews about the school online. If you have the opportunity, visit the school facilities and talk to staff and faculty to gather more information. Additionally, research what tuition is and decide if the cost is within your budget.

Prepare yourself for the Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT. In this diagnostic exam, you will be tested on your verbal, mathematical and analytical and writing skills. There is software that you can download and reference books you can use that will help you become more familiar with the format of the test and give you some good ideas on how to study for it.

Career Launcher offers distinguishable coaching classes to every dedicated student. By attending these tutorial classes a sincere pupil can easily to prepare and offer his best performance to crack examinations like ATMA, CET, MAT, CAT, XAT and SNAP. Besides the regular classroom session, even personalized counseling is also included in the training module of this reputed institute.

You can also find Test preparation material, test papers, colleges accepting these exams, coaching institutes and classes, which help you, prepare for these exams and above all the results for your exams.

The author is a faculty by profession and imparts education/training for Common Admission Test (CAT) exam. For more details, you can visit and get information on all entrance tests, notifications, results and exam analysis.

Safe Diwali Celebration For Pets

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Diwali is one of the most happening events in a year, this festival of light and joy is celebrated in a grandeurs way all over India. People are happy excited during this time and in this enjoyment they forget about taking care of their pets.

Now one may be wondering that what special care pets need during Diwali time? In India Diwali celebration is not just accompanied with light but also with sound. Due to this pets really get petrified and they desperately seek for some relief from this. The main reason behind this is the hearing capability of pets are more than that of humans, so what is loud sound for us, it is unbearable for them. It may so happen that pets can also develop a traumatic noise experience, thus read on these tips and know different ways by which you can protect your pet from such traumatic experience.

Keep your pet in one room which has less number of windows or close all windows. Do not push the pet into the room all of a sudden. Few days before that feed the pet in that room; spend some time with it there. Leave the pet with some food and water and try that at least someone must be there with it.

The pet may also choose a different location to hide, so wherever it prefers to hide allow it to do so create a comfortable corner in the room for the pet. Prepare a place where they can hide and make it comfortable with old clothes and a cushion. Make it such that the pet feels comfortable hiding there.

Make sure that you draw curtains of all rooms so that it does not feel any vibration, if required play a soft music, it must not be very loud just play it on a medium volume

One may also take some medicines from the vet to reduce the anxiety and fear of pets

Another safe Diwali tips for pets is to use some natural therapies are also beneficial for calming the pet. Lavender oil, bach flower extracts etc. are useful in making the pet stress free.

It is better to bring your pet in home before fire work starts, try to put large cotton ear balls in their ears so that they are not so disturbed by sound.

NEVER make your pet accustomed to the sound, some pet lovers try to do this with thinking that the pet will get used to the sound and will not be frightened anymore. Contrary to this the pet will become more aggressive and will be frightened more. Remember that on certain things humans and animals do not responds in the same manner.

DO NOT shout at the pet even if it does not listen to you, it will be more scared and will associate you with fear.

Follow these basic safety tips for pets during Diwali so that it stays happy during this festive season of light.

Can There Be Hiding Places In A Tropical Fish Tank

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Tropical fish might get stressed out and tired, after some time of swimming around. Yes, you read it absolutely right! They definitely need a place to rest and hide somewhere. This is an important point that is, at times, neglected by many people, who do not have enough information about how to keep fish. Thus the tropical fish aquariums should and must provide them with some places where the fish can relax. This is very important and necessary for the fishs good health.

There is a list of things that can be added to provide safe hiding places in the tropical fish aquarium. Some of them can be small hunks of driftwood, some stones, sea-shells, and plants. These objects provide a very comfortable living and hiding place for the fish because of their sufficiently large size. The fish can enjoy minutes of solitude and freedom in these hideouts. Like other organisms, fish also need some place to sleep peacefully and take off the tiredness. So, these places can fulfill that particular purpose too, even if its day.

Tropical fish are the one kind of fish that do not like to be in the open all the time. The natural objects, used as hiding places, act as the fishs natural habitat. Thus, these objects give them a feeling that they are still in their own habitat, out in the tropical waters. There exist a lot many plants and rocks to hide out from predators. This makes the tropical fish to get used to this kind of behavior even when there arent any predators around. Thus, when there isnt any hiding place to protect them, these fish may get scared and finally fall ill. Also, if the place around the tropical fish aquarium is noisy, then the fish would definitely want to have a moment in any quiet place.

There is no definite and set rule about a hiding place. You may choose whatever you want to have. It can either be natural or artificial like some models of Greek ruins or like. You can also put some small flower pots inside tropical fish aquarium. Whatever has been chosen by you, you must make sure that you wash it properly before putting them in aquarium. If they are not properly cleaned, they will simply alter the pH levels of the water and thus harming the fish.

There are several different ways by which you can setup some hiding places for the fish in your tropical fish aquarium. Such places will increase the surface area and hence provide the fish more room for swimming around. So, do hurry up and get your aquarium a nice little object to make a good hiding place!

Getting the IRS Monkey Off Your Back again

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Make no mistake about it, when you have un-filed tax issues in your daily life, a great part of your power is drained by worries over what the IRS may possibly do. If you are operating, this is an even greater problem.

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The IRS will make every single work to communicate with you by means of the United States Postal Services. However, when the IRS computer reaches a level, in which an IRS Human has not re-programmed it, regarding your tax account, you can expect the IRS Personal computer, with the correct process, to generate a created communications, entitled: Intent to Levy.

It does not make any difference if you didn’t file the past because of tax returns or not. Be assured the IRS has finished the returns for you, and almost certainly not in your favor, and surely without your specific deductions. (The IRS produced return is knownas: A Substitute Return)

This thirty Day Intent to Levy Notice, is no joke, and is based on the Substitute Return. This IRS Notice indicates precisely what it says. Inside 30 days, if you do NOT speak to the IRS and supply the tax returns in question, or make arrangements to spend your taxes, you can count on a wage garnishment, and/or, a bank levy on your checking and savings account. (Oh, they know where you financial institution, specially if you had any transactions more than $5000)

The very best remedy is to contact the IRS, or have an cost-effective tax professional speak to the IRS on your behalf. Find out exactly which many years the IRS is expecting a tax return for, or exactly how significantly “they” say you owe.

Once the tax returns are filed, (generally the IRS will set a date with your tax professional, for when the taxes are be finished) you can request an Installment Arrangement to shell out any taxes which are owed. Even so, the other side of the coin, and we see this scenario more than you believe, the IRS owes the taxpayer.

Until the taxpayer files the true tax return, the probability of acquiring a refund verify is out of the question. And if the previous due tax returns are more than three years, you even now may possibly not be entitled to a refund, (The IRS generally areas a 3 12 months window on refunds)

Irrespective if you believe in evolution or development, the monkey (metaphor) of un-filed taxes is true, and can improve your strain stage, tremendously.

If you have un-filed taxes, you are not by yourself. In 2009 there had been more than 33 million late tax returns filed. Usually the Wage Garnishment Buy, when sent to a taxpayer’s Employer, forces the taxpayer to get the required steps to resolve the issue. Therefore the amount of drastic collection steps are decreased dramatically.
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Pets In The Classroom Program Launches New Grant Options

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The Pet Care Trust is pleased to announce an expansion of its successful Pets in the Classroom program through partnerships with pet supply retailer Pet Supermarket and science and math education supplier Carolina Biological Supply.

The new partnerships will provide elementary school teachers with six different grant options to aid in funding a classroom pet, allowing teachers to find the option most suitable to his or her needs. We are delighted to have the support of a growing number of pet product companies that understand the importance of teaching kids about responsible pet care, commented Pet Care Trust executive director Steve King. In the next few weeks, we will issue our 10,000th Pets in the Classroom grant, and the number of grants will continue to grow rapidly thanks to the generous support of all our sponsors.

Pet Supermarket, a chain of more than130 pet stores located primarily in the Southeastern U.S., will become the third pet retailer to partner with the Trust to provide a custom coupon grant for teachers through the Pets in the Classroom program. Specialty pet retailers PETCO and PetSmart began issuing custom coupons for teachers last fall and have provided more than 4,000 classroom grants to date. These grant options provide approved teachers with coupons redeemable at retail stores for the essential supplies required for the classroom pet, as well as a coupon valued at 50% off the everyday retail price of the animal.

Carolina Biology Supply, the largest supplier of science kits to schools throughout the U.S., will aid the Trust in providing a grant option specifically for teachers interested in obtaining fish for their classroom. The Carolina Biological Supply Grant will provide the teachers who opt for this grant option with an aquarium and three GloFish that will be shipped directly to them.

The other two successful grant options available to teachers include the Rebate Grant, which allows teachers to purchase a new classroom pet and supplies and receive reimbursement from the program for up to $150, and the Sustaining Grant, which allows teachers with existing classroom pets to be reimbursed up to $50 each year for needed pet supplies.

The Pet Care Trust is a non-profit, charitable, public foundation that is instrumental in the sponsorship of programs supporting companion animal welfare and the benefits of owning companion pets as well as the development of educational programs demonstrating the importance of responsible companion animal ownership. To date, more than 9,300 grants have been awarded to teachers through the Pets in the Classroom program.

For more information, or to apply for a grant, please visit www.petsintheclassroom.org.

Using Animals To Control Duckweed

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Duckweed can be a major problem if it is allowed to grow without any restrictions on a small, still pond or lake. Moving water can help to deter the growth of duckweed but in some ponds it is not possible to have moving water. In these cases one option to control duckweed is to use animals that will eat duckweed as a food source. There are many different animals that regularly eat duckweed and that can be introduced to your pond to help contain its growth. Ducks, (obviously), fish, geese, turtles, and other animals are all known to eat duckweed. Having some of these animals living in or around your pond can have a noticeable difference in the surface coverage of duckweed and pond health.

So what animals eat duckweed?

Many tropical and freshwater fish are known to eat duckweed when it is found in their environment. In fact the duck-weed plant is a favorite food source for tilapia and carp fish farmers. Tilapia in particular are a great fish for controlling duckweed growth due to their own fast growth rate, and their voracious appetite for duckweed and other aquatic plants. At the end of the year you can even harvest your Tilapia before your pond freezes for a great fish meal. Before introducing fish to any pond or body of water make sure you check your local rules and regulations, as it is illegal to introduce non-native fish in some areas.

Waterfowl such as ducks and geese can also eat enough duckweed to help to control it, but these animals alone are generally not enough to keep duckweed in check, and often additional methods and/or other animals are needed to keep a pond healthy.

There are also many mammals that make duckweed a major part of their diet. Some North American examples are muskrats, beaver, woodchucks, and other small rodents. Reptiles and amphibians also occasionally eat duckweed. Snakes, turtles, and frogs are all known to eat the duckweed plant. However like waterfowl, these animals are generally not enough to control duckweed by themselves, but when combined with other methods and animals they can be part of a comprehensive pond duckweed control plan.

So if duckweed is taking over your pond, making an ugly, smelly eyesore, consider some natural weed control methods before resorting to more expensive, and potentially harmful chemical treatments.

Please visit the author’s site for more information on how to control duckweed, as well as more in depth information about what animals eat duckweed and other methods for removing duckweed from your pond or lake.

Animals and The Melting Arctic Ice Cap

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The arguments for global warming can sound a bit vacuous when discussing temperature changes of only one degree. The impact of the melting Arctic ice cap on animals is much more tangible.

Animals and The Melting Arctic Ice Cap

There is little dispute that the Arctic ice cap is melting. Since 1979, it has definitively shrunk by 20 percent. The issue amongst most people debating global warming is whether this is because of global warming or just a natural cycle of the planet.

From a common sense point of view, it is difficult to imagine global warming is having no impact on the ice caps. The rising temperature of the planet would seem to be a common sense cause of the melting ice. Alas, common sense rarely seems to be used in debates these days.

As the cap melts, the impact on animals in the area is readily apparent. The primary problem is the reduction of habitat. Polar bears are the most obvious animals suffering from this situation. The habitat of the polar bears is the ice flow areas around the edges of the caps. As the caps melt, the flows are disappearing and pulling back to the extent that there is no ice on the shores. The extent of the melting is such that a Russian ship was able to reach the North Pole in 2005 without the use of an ice breaker. This lost habitat is pushing the polar bears to the edge of extinction. Various estimates put the total population at 20,000 and dropping.

There are, however, positive developments for some species. Recent empirical evidence shows the various seal populations of the Arctic are exhibiting growing population numbers. The exact reason is unclear, but they are appearing more and more in southern regions of the cap, which leads to the conclusion that their habitat is actually expanding.

The receding caps are also opening up extensive new habitats for fish. The melting ice is full of nutrients and fish migration to the new opening seas is astounding. Pink salmon, in particular is being seen spawning in rivers far to the north of their usual spawning grounds.

In general, the impact of the melting Arctic ice caps is a mixed situation. The polar bears certainly don’t see anything to be happy about.

Rick Chapo is with SolarCompanies.com, a directory of solar energy companies. Visit us to read more Global Warming Articles.

Find Out More On Monkey Cake Pan

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Why settle with what you are able to buy in the bakery once you can develop your individual original cakes? With a monkey cake pan you are able to produce a jungle cure for the childs birthday or simply for enjoyable

There are lots of distinct monkey cake pans to choose from. Try out a traditional Wilton monkey cake pan for a distinctive classic search. An additional benefit to using Wilton goods is the fact that they usually include baking instructions and a beautiful colour guide also. Create full bodied monkeys or simply have fun baking and decorating a smiling monkey deal with.

What kind of materials produce a excellent monkey cake pan? Aluminum is among the most common. Rust resistant and conductive to heat aluminum is also pretty durable leaving you using a pan that need to very last you for several years with correct care and washing. Some arrive outfitted with nonstick coating too. Nonetheless as its surface is vulnerable to scratching its finest to hand wash cake pans produced of this content.

You may observe that some Wilton products happen to be discontinued. Should you discover the perfect monkey cake pan and uncover this dont shed desire. You will find still several substantial top quality Wilton cake pans accessible online at Amazon or Ebay. Finest of all occasionally youll even discover whole sets permitting you to create a whole jungle theme total with giraffes lions and more. You also possess the added advantage of finding the cake pans you will need for affordable rates.

Obviously its a sensible thought to analysis each and every products thoroughly before getting a monkey cake pan especially if youre getting used. Ensure that your cake pan has no dents scratches or stains. Dont be afraid to inquire the seller questions concerning exactly where it had been saved and its overall baking historical past.

Decorating your monkey cake can be the most effective component Select a cake flavor and frosting that go nicely with each other. You can develop a distinctive texture by piping lines of brown icing to produce a furred effect. Youll be able to also do the same with brown dyed coconut shavings. If this seems also complex adding a plastic face plate for your monkey cake enables you to just focus on icing your cake without having worrying about sacrificing high quality.

In investing inside a high quality monkey cake pan you are carrying out your component to make your childs big day a truly unforgettable expertise. Understand a lot more today about how different cake pans can gain you.

The Usage of Animals in Genetic Studies

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It is no secret that the procedure of using mammals in the genetic study is very normal and actually saying; it cannot be done without it. The uses of mammals other than human like goat, rabbit and mouse are a part of the genetic studies. Scientists are on regular searches to find out more details of the DNA or the genetic functionality in these animals to find out a suitable and a helpful treatment. It is done for human welfare, which is very obvious. The animals like a mouse, goat, or rabbit, however larger mammals could be beneficial to use simply because they supply a larger amount of serum. When a mammal is immunized in the procedure a Polyclonal Antibody is being made from them.

As soon as the antigen is being injected, the B cell resources generate the Polyclonal Antibody that are taken out from the animal’s serum at that time and also been cleansed. The different monoclonal antibodies, polyclonal antibodies are extracted from two or more cell line. These types of antibodies help doctors in various health-related procedures. Meanwhile, as the animals are importantly plays the main role in polyclonal antibodies, their selection becomes very essential to get expected results. As mentioned before, the most frequent animals used are mice, goats, as well as rabbits – but there are also more animals which are a significant part of the genetic studies. Guinea pigs, hamsters, horses, along with sheep may also be popular for being included in making of polyclonal antibodies. Animals should display the necessary characteristics for production of the antibodies, above all. When a larger level of antibody serum is needed, a larger animal could be more beneficial to utilize since they produce a much larger quantity of serum. In this instance, goats as well as horses really are a better choice. Even though mice are frequently used, the tiny amount of serum made by these animals stops them from being used for any sized quantities.

Polyclonal antibodies are very useful when it comes to blood testing. These antibodies attach to proteins, and since numerous blood disorders tend to be pinpointed by the existence of abnormal proteins in the blood; in this case polyclonal antibodies can help doctors discover these conditions in early stages. Polyclonal antibodies may also be used in tissue tests to look for specific antigens inside the body’s various tissues. Polyclonal antibodies has been found extremely helpful in the world of medicine, they are produced very clearly and may be useful in different ways. Polyclonal antibodies are very useful in both blood and tissue tests and may help diagnose severe illnesses.

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