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27Aug/18Off

DO NOT USE MOTION CHARTERS

Do NOT use Motion Charters

These people do not deliver the boat promised and then steal your deposit. These guys ARE conmen.

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Two years in a row, they failed to deliver the J109 that was promised, for Cowes week (2017 & 2018).

In 2018 they substituted the boat for a Fairview sailing boat and then tried to claim to Fairview sailing that we were to settle the bill, even though we had paid £5K for the weeks charter to Motion Charters took a £3K insurance waiver deposit and are now refusing to return deposit, on the basis that we should pay Fairview another £1,900.

Never ever communication, worst people I have ever dealt with + they steal.

I personally went 22 Hillside Mews, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, England, SO31 7LQ, where Matt Beacroft & Kelly Beacroft live.

I knocked on the door several times, no answer. I waited outside a man appeared, I questioned if he was Matt, he denied being Matt and says the Beacrofts live on Northampton.

Later Fairview Sailing confirmed that they know of Matt & Kelly Beacroft and they do indeed live at 22 Hillside Mews.

Sitting on the drive is an £80K RS6 Audi, and a brand new Fiat Abarth. Not sure how you make that sort of money out of maintaining and chartering a few boats.

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Our next move is small claims court to recover the money owed.

Kelly’s mobile is 07860 466411

Have you had a similar experience with Motion Charters? Please contact us on do.not.use.motion.charters@gmail.com

If you need more evidence please see Google reviews of Motion Charters – **UPDATE (They have subsequently removed their Google Reviews!)

Below are reviews from other before they were taken down.

OTHERS ON GOOGLE

A very bad experience. Motion Charters took a big deposit for a Cowes week J109 race charter and race entry fee, then took the full sum as contracted with about six weeks to go. We found out with five days to go that the chartered boat was ‘not available’ having been withdrawn by the owner for unspecified reasons, and they tried to move us to another class. Comms were poor, phones not answered.

Was there ever a J109 for me? I suspect not but have no hard proof: they never entered a boat in my name (which at best was an expensive error on their part as the difference between early bird and standard entry is vast) and have failed to reply to questions asking for the boat name so I can avoid that owner in future years.

The refund was then late. 
I wont be using them again. 

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I wasn’t going to post my experience with Motion Charters until I saw Alistair’s post. Frankly he could have written mine. I hasten to add that my J109 2016 RTI race charter with them was great.

Some 6 months after my deposit was paid and only weeks before the 2017 RTI race I too found out the J109 I had chartered wasn’t available. I was told the owner had decided to sell her last minute and that the total lack of communication following that disappointing news was due to the hospitalisation of one of the key staff members (for which I gave great sympathy and understanding and was why I hadn’t posted). We were offered alternative boats, but none that met my requirements / expectations and my deposit was returned.

I know the charter business can be tricky particularly at peak times so I’m not surprised there are some bumps and disappointments along the way… But isn’t that when a company worth its salt demonstrates outstanding customer service, meticulous comms and goes that extra mile in order to rectify these situations?

Do NOT use Motion Charters

22Aug/18Off

HR Leave and Absenteeism Management

Would it surprise you to know that the average cost of employee absence from work result to an equivalent of 35% of your employee’s salaries? The net cost of absenteeism in terms of productivity is 19%, according to a study conducted by MERCER. Statistics South Africa estimates that the cost of absenteeism amounts to roughly 12 billion rand per year. In a market that is taking particular strain under the current economic conditions, high rates of absenteeism can cost your company financially as well as through lowered productivity, be it a small company, medium business or a large corporate organisation. While the cost of absenteeism and the corresponding loss of production can be quantified, the issue around how to manage leave and absenteeism within your company is less measureable. With the inevitable split between HR departments and systems and those of payroll, within many organisations, calculating the cost of leave management is an area which is particularly affected as a result.

Leave Management is typically an HR function. Systems need to be put in place so that employee’s absenteeism can be correctly accounted for, accurately managed and effectively monitored. Your human element in your company does not easily align itself to systems and procedures. Humans are more erratic and incidents will happen on a daily basis which will affect the running of your business as a result of absence from work and loss of productivity. HR are the eyes and ears of the business, looking for signs of habitual leave takers and leave abuse but the actual stats of the cost of this will come from your payroll Department or system. Companies with an interest in effectively managing the leave processes will be impressed to finally find a way to perform all of the functions required to manage staff leave, in one united and coherent system.

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21Aug/18Off

High Quality Design from dblo Associates

Winston Churchill is referenced with the quote “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

Churchill didn’t know it at the time, in 1943 when he made this statement, but he would go on to prove this statement to be irresolutely true, however for all the wrong reasons. When rebuilding the bombed-out House of Commons, Churchill insisted that despite the fact that the old building was too small for the modern needs of its occupants, that the building be erected in precisely that same place with the exact dimensions in which it had previously been structured. The reason being that he felt that the overcrowding would create a sense of urgency which would in turn motivate the politicians to higher levels of productivity. He couldn’t have been more mistaken in that case, however, at the same time, he couldn’t have been more correct. The building did shape the politicians! Just not in the way that he had intended.

Since the beginning of humanity, we have had the indispensable need for shelter. Shelter has provided human beings with safety, warmth, space to home their families and protection from the great outdoors. Human beings have always required a space to keep them and their families safe from the threats of predators on the outside as well as from the elements. Stemming from there humans, have taken time out of their busy lives, to ensure that they have a safe place that is theirs and theirs alone. Further to this, humans have developed a necessity of finding a place to house and keep safe their goods for sale or exchange, stock that they could sell or use to procure what they needed to sustain their families and get a varied of goods that they themselves may not have had the skill or ability to produce or grow themselves.

From humble beginnings, homes and businesses have grown to be more than just places to store people and goods which are precious. Homes and places of business have become more than just the structures or shapes that they have been styled into. Buildings have come to represent who we are, who we have been and where we are going.

dblo architect studio recognises that the buildings that we shape, in turn shape us. With that kind of intensity of outcome for both function and form, whether it is your home or your workplace, we understand the effect that the building will have on your life. Going above and beyond the ability to merely protect you and your loved ones, your home is the ultimate representational display of your being.  With that in mind, it is every aspect of design that becomes the focus point of your build, new or renovated, residential or commercial, community or public. Design is the tool that we use to ensure that every aspect of the building is utilised to its fullest potential and that creative design and high-quality construction enhances the environment and the community giving a sense of place and responsibility.

Speak to dblo Associates about how they can assist with your architectural extensions London and residential refurbishments London

20Aug/18Off

Certified Tantric Journey Educator Programme

A Tantra retreat is a wonderful sounding opportunity to relax and revitalize the mind, body and spirit. Whether you are looking to attend a Tantra Retreat in Central London or you are interested in Tantra Retreats in Thailand, Tantric Journey offers a range of Tantra Retreats that are suitable for men, women and couples.

The Tantra Retreats offered by Tantric Journey are deeply transformative drawing on the ancient wisdom of Tantra as well as embracing cutting edge scientific research. Thousands of students have attended Tantra Retreats run by Tantric Journey and the reviews speak for themselves.

If you need a complete relaxation and feel that you need to reconnect with your inner being and find your true life path, then you might want to consider getting away from it all and embarking on one of our Tantra Retreats Thailand. Set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings Tantra Retreats Thailand offer a complete escape and opportunity to truly relax, heal and expand spiritually.

Our London Tantra Retreats are extremely popular and offer a central London location that is convenient and easily accessible. The London Tantra Retreats are held in a dedicated and sacred Tantra healing temple. Being on a London Tantra Retreat with Tantric Journey is a unique experience and opportunity as it offers a complete escape from the bustle of the city and you will benefit from the vast experience and deep healing techniques and teachings of Mal Weerarante – Tantra Master and founder of Tantric Journey.

Whether you are beginning on your Tantric path or are looking to expand your existing knowledge Tantric Journey offers a range of Uk based Tantra Retreats and Tantra Retreats Thailand. All of the workshops, courses and Tantra Retreats offered by Tantric Journey are authentic and offer the very best in terms of quality teaching, training opportunities and value for money.

The investment you make in attending Tantric Journey’s, Tantra Retreats whether UK based or  Tantra retreats Thailand will see you receive a positive return for the rest of your life. Indeed the Tantra Retreats are an investment in you health, wealth and happiness and will allow you to disperse negative emotions and start experiencing and living a blissful life.

19Aug/18Off

Mal Weeraratne the man behind the rumours!

Mal Weeraratne is the founder of Tantric Journey and a master in the field of human emotional detox. Having studied the field of sexual dysfunction and emotional detox for over twenty years, Mal Weeraratne is a leading name in the understanding of and release of negative, stagnant emotions from the body.

Not only is Mal Weeraratne a knowledgeable and experienced emotional release practitioner, but Mal Weeraratne is also a dedicated trainer and teacher with Mal being committed to passing on the gift of his knowledge and experience to others.

Mal Weeraratne has trained hundreds of students at both his London Tantra studio as well as at other highly considered locations including the acclaimed Tao Gardens in Thailand. Mal never tires of researching and teaching emotional release through body therapy and it would be accurate to describe Tantric Journey and emotional release through body therapy as Mal Weeraratne’s life’s work.

Indeed Mal Weeraratne has treated thousands of men and women from around the globe with his powerful, effective and unique emotional release techniques that are a blend of Tantra, Tao and body therapy modalities.

For well over two decades Mal Weeraratne has been practising Tantric Journey and with thousands of client and student testimonials praising his work it is not surprising that his central London practice is extremely busy.

Author of ‘Emotional Detox through Bodywork’, Mal Weeraratne could be accurately described as a Tantra Master, having been the first certified tantra therapist to graduate from Source School of Tantra in the USA, Mal Weeraratne has continued to practice, write, treat, educate and heal with Tantric Journey.

Mal Weeraratne seamlessly never ending energy and enthusiasm for his Tantric Journey work is both admirable and commendable. He has dedicated his life to the work of emotional detox and now with hundreds of therapists trained and qualified a certified Tantric Journey practitioners it seems certain that his work will continue to thrive and expand.  Mal Weeraratne explains that his plans for next year involve certified courses and another book as his therapy session diary bulges with appointment one wonders where Mal Weeraratne will find the time to launch another successful book title and teach even more courses.

 

18Aug/18Off

Windows 10 remote apps fix instructions

Windows 10 is unlike any Windows version that has preceded it. However as innovative and dynamic as the Window platforms are, they are not without their issues. This is mostly as the result of the ever changing needs and functionality that Windows is providing.

Microsoft describes Windows 10 as a service and by this they mean that the service will be better once software updates have been performed. This is similar to the updates that your phone does. It updates the service capability every so often to bring its customers the latest version of the software thereby giving immediate access to the best that the product has to offer. To this end the lastest Windows Update we have been receiving calls regarding the below error. This is caused by a windows update corrupting the RDS fix we have been deploying to fix the various issues Windows has with RDS currently.

RDS Active X Error

  1. Download the EXE fix – http://knowall.net/CloudFix_x86_x64.exe
  2. Right click – *RUN as Administrator

CLICK HERE – IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE WITH REMOTEAPPS

[UPDATE]

“We have found out that it is a known issue and our internal team is working on it.

EVENT_SYSTEM_FOREGROUND comes too soon on the server. We end up sending the incorrect z-order to the client because in some scenarios the z-order calculation has not completed before we send it. A race condition exists in RemoteApp when a window is activated resulting in the activated window opening behind the previous foreground window. After the RemoteApp widow is activated, RdpShell.exe checks the server z-order before win32k.sys finishes computing the new z-order. When this condition occurs, Rdpshell.exe sends the wrong z-order instructions to mstsc.exe on the client. This fix introduces timer code to cause RdpShell.exe to wait for win32k.sys to finish computing the z-order before sending the new z-order to the client.

The fix is likely to get released by March or April.

I will provide you with the update, as and when if there is any.”

Also:
“I’ve been informed by Microsoft Support that the the hotfix currently is scheduled for release at March 21st.”
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/cdf12bbc-ff78-4d6e-9e12-63f99ae4d511/w10-1709-remoteapp-popups-hidden-behind-main-window?forum=winserverTS

17Aug/18Off

Tantric Retreats offer you the opportunity to benefit from Mal Weeraratne’s teachings as a gifted and experienced Tantra Master

Whether you feel you are just considering Tantric Retreats or have been on Tantric Retreats before, Tantric Journey offers a range of Tantric Retreats to suit men, women and couples.

Tantric Journey has welcomed students from around the globe and from a range of backgrounds to enjoy Tantric Retreats designed to offer an in-depth experience into Tantra, emotional detox, pleasure, communication, sexuality and intimacy.

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Tantric Retreats are an opportunity to relax and revive the mind, body and spirit; as well as emotionally detox and begin your journey into Tantra. The Tantric Retreats run by Tantric Journey are facilitated by Mal Weeraratne and the methods shared are rooted in authentic Tantric wisdom combined with Tao and other holistic modalities.

Embarking upon Tantric Retreats is a wonderful and potentially life changing opportunity to begin treading the path of spiritual awakening through the embracing of sexual energy.

During Tantric Retreats you will be given an invitation to awaken your inner state of bliss and to start living life orgasmically.

Tantric Retreats offer you the opportunity to benefit from Mal Weeraratne’s teachings as a gifted and experienced Tantra Master. During his Tantric retreats, Mal will lead the group  whilst  assisted by the Tantric Journey Team, a group of experienced tantricas, who empowers the group process with healing energy and feminine care.

Tantric retreats are open equally to both singles and couples and to people of all genders and sexual orientation. Tantric Retreats are taught in beautiful, safe and spiritual surroundings and are taught in both Thailand, Europe and London.

Whatever your reason for considering Tantric Retreats you will find that Tantric Journey will have options that suit you whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced Tantra follower. During Tantric Retreats students will learn many tools to enhance their lives and transform their relationships for the better.   Some of the benefits of Tantric Retreats include learning emotional release techniques; increased self-awareness, increased self-esteem and confidence; support for dealing with trauma and abuse and release of negative emotions. In addition to these on Tantric Retreats you will find that you are given the opportunity to notice and let go of outdated and limiting patterns and you will learn to harness sexual energy to revitalize your whole body and mind and transform your life and living patterns for the positive.

16Aug/180

WAXING TREATMENTS IN HAMMERSMITH

Waxing London is located centrally in Hammersmith Grove and is a professional waxing salon offering hair removal and treatments. Friendly therapists are ready to offer high quality waxing treatments to both male and female clients. Waxing Treatments Hammersmith was established with convenience and professionalism in mind and maintains an on-going reputation for quality service.

More than ever before, men and women are choosing to wax as their primary choice in body hair removal technique. While waxing is not a permanent solution of hair removal, it does certainly slow the hair re-growth down substantially and for most people, results in the hair re-growth being both finer and fewer hair follicles. This can be most favourable for those who wax as a result of wanting to thin down as well as slow the growth of hair. When waxing hair from the body, you can be sure that hair is removed quickly and large areas, such as backs, or legs, can be completed quickly, leaving behind it a far smoother result than one gets when shaving.

Shaving has been a traditional form of hair removal and has been around for many generations, while waxing is relatively new in comparison. The benefits of waxing far outshine the benefits of shaving.  Which is the reason why more and more people are choosing to wax rather than shave. Not only is the resulting de-haired skin smoother, it stays that way for longer. Often skin will react to shaving methods by forming bumps or in-grown hairs as the hair begins to re-grow. Rest assured that this will not happen as a result of waxing which means that the skin looks better and stays that way. Your therapist will ensure that the hair is removed from the root meaning that the entire hair follicle has to regrow before the hair can begin to grow back. Shaving simply cuts the root off at skin surface which means that the minute the hair begins to grow back, it is visible with the naked eye. Shaved hair tends to re-grow faster and faster over time and the hair shaft appears thicker as a result of being cut mid-shaft, leaving the appearance of thicker hair as opposed to waxed hair which regrows finer as a result of being removed from the root.

It is recommended that waxing be performed by a professionally trained therapist so as to avoid some of the results of waxing, especially in the more sensitive parts of the body. A therapist will ensure that all of the hair is removed from the selected areas and will be able to identify any areas where the hair shaft may be growing in different directions, which if you were to perform your wax yourself, you would certainly be likely to miss. Visit Waxing Hammersmith for your next waxing treatment where we guarantee you that your skin will stay smoother for longer.

15Aug/180

Marquees for sale, party tents for sale & heavy duty marquees for sale

Have you ever considered how much owning a marquee could benefit any business, be they small, medium or large? Business owners around the country buy industrial marquees as the perfect addition for their multiple business, storage and event needs. Any business which experiences seasonal selling would highly benefit from buying a marquee as a temporary or permanent option to their storage needs.

When business is booming and products are piling up around and outside the store room, employees are squeezing themselves in and out of passages and corridors lined with boxes, its time to consider buying an industrial marquee. Using a marquee as an alternative to building a storage area is a resourceful way of avoiding high costs of building, not to mention the stress and strain involved with dealing with architects, building contractors, electricians and the like, in the process. No permission is required to erect a marquee which means no building inspectors on site slowing the process down. And in slow seasons, you save money by not having to sit with a half empty storage room. Simply take your marquee down and stow away for the next influx of business. And should there be an unexpected increase in production during non-peak times, simply erect the marquee in a few hours and start saving space in your warehouse for easy collection and distribution of your goods.

Wondering where you can purchase a pop-up marquee for sale? Look no longer as DIY marquees has every marquee in any design you could possibly need for your business, as a suitable alternative to any business need. No matter how big or small your prerequisites are, there is a suitable marquee to make your business run smoother and grow. Multi-purpose pop up marquees can also be used for business events, such as team building, large meetings or conferences. So when your stock has all be bought and you are ready to celebrate a good years’ production and performance with your staff members, throw them a celebratory big bash in your DIY marquee. Simply decorate accordingly, lay the suitable flooring for the event and add tables, chairs and music and you have the perfect solution to your annual event.

Consider the same as you begin to wrap for the year and start to regroup for the up-coming production year. What better way to introduce new clients to your new product release or re-branding than with the event of the season to show case all your innovative business ideas by hosting networking event? And what a cost saving you would benefit from by being able to use your marquee for all of these purposes as and when you required. There is no denying that the value of owning your own business marquee is priceless. With no many uses and functions waiting to occur with the assistance of your business marquee, we would encourage you to contact DIY marquees immediately and buy industrial marquees now.

14Aug/18Off

High quality, Durable Industrial Blower Equipment

HomeVacuum pumps – the un-sung hero of home and industry – both practical and versatile all in one well designed piece of equipment. When it comes to pumps, vacuum pumps are utilised widely and are well respected in industry and retail simply due to their simple, practical form and countless functional aspects. Sewerage vacuum pumps are found more commonly than one might think, in the home as well industry. You would be forgiven for not realising how many vacuum pumps are silently going about their business in your home. Versatile and convenient, they are the perfect partner to assist with a wide variety of errands. Well-known areas where a vacuum pump is used range from air conditioners, electrical appliances to your everyday usage of your sewage system.

RVS Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps RBS/AV Vacuum Boosters

A vacuum pump has the ability to pump solids, liquids and air out of one area and into another. Through its mechanical design it is able to displace the “object” away from where it is currently to where the operator would prefer, or require it to be, making the vacuum pump the most effective tool in a system based on transposition, such as any sewage system. The purpose of the sewage system is to remove the sewage waste from the point of origin and ensure that through a series of pipes and tanks, the waste is deposited in a central collection tank awaiting the point of discharge. Gravity and differential air pressure are no longer the heroes of the waste disposal system as they proves to be fatally flawed when faced with any incline, except when assisted by a force outside of itself. Which is where pumps take centre-stage. Since the invention of the vacuum pump and with their technological advances, engineering and construction industries have make use of vacuum pumps which have been seen to have the ability to apply their designs and used in previously untried areas. In the construction of a more modern sewage system the vacuum pump plays a significant role.

Through their design, partnered with technological advances, vacuum pumps have become less expensive and therefore less costly when than gravity dependant sewage systems. Pumps like Robuschi are so well constructed that they simply can last for a life time or longer, unless they are exposed to undue pressure on an on-going basis. Because they are simply near fail proof, there is far less impact on the environment which is especially relevant in these times, preserving residential, industrial and commercial locations and lowering maintenance costs. With radically reduced replacement and maintenance costs of your vacuum pump, combined with the astonishing various practical applications, contacting your local Robuschi Distributor, IBS, would undoubtedly be one of the best investments for your business needs.