Your office space should reflect you as a business owner and as a company. This is important because the building and its interior is the way you make that all-important first impression, so make it good!

Make a bold statement

You need to show visitors and clients that you are cool, creative and modern. Think about a statement piece for your entrance or reception – it could be a sculpture, a collage of your employees and their stories, or something bonkers like an indoor pond.

Focus on the reception

Those first few seconds of human contact are vital in forming an impression that will hopefully lead to a great business relationship. You need to get across the feel and ethos of you and your company, so incorporate that into the design and layout. Don’t forget, though, that the reception area is often busy and so people need to be able to move efficiently and quickly through it.

Once you’ve pinned down the design, make sure your receptionist seals the deal with a warm smile!

Use the building’s original features

If your office space in Heathrow has some quirky features, or an interesting history, bring this to the fore. If it used to be an old tyre factory, for example, think of ways to give that history a nod. It’s a talking point, at least.

Use the force…of colour

Colour really does influence people and their behaviour, so busy rooms can be yellow or orange to promote creativity and energy. Don’t go overboard though, as it can lead to outbursts of temper.

For calmer rooms, try blues and purples, and for a return to nature and restfulness, try greens. You can also have some old favourites like greys and browns, but only as accents, as you want to avoid a total re-run of the 1970s!

Aim for a homely kitchen

Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, it should be the heart of the workplace too. Office kitchens have previously been grubby, drab little affairs where bad coffee and dry sandwiches were the order of the day.

Now, however, the office kitchen is a home/work/meeting kind of place where people can genuinely relax and even generate some ideas together. Aim for cosy and homely, or maybe a bit café-ish, depending on your style. One thing is vital, however – good coffee! Coffee is how working relationships and friendships are forged.

If there’s space for air hockey or something similar, then go for it.

Choose the best chairs you can

Woefully overlooked, the office chair needs to be rehabilitated and brought back into fashion. We spend hours every day in them and if you want the best out of your workforce, give them the best foundation you can! They deserve comfort.

Use clever lighting

With creative use of lighting, you can make your space into zones and manage people’s moods. This includes letting in natural light as well as feature and adjustable lights and lamps. Aim for a mixture of natural, soft and high beam.

What are your ideas for cool office spaces? Let us know!

If you are new to online casinos or are interested in the internet-based gambling format then this guide is for you. Whether you’ve never played in a casino before or have never gambled in your life, there is a good chance that you will have heard of some of the popular games and terminology from the industry. If online gambling seems intimidating or unsafe to you see our beginners guide to online casinos below to find out more:

Who Runs the Online Casinos?

The majority of online gambling platforms and casinos are run by reputable gambling operators that have been in the industry for many years and as such their applications are relatively secure. There are also several newcomers to the industry since its move online and some of these may be run by unscrupulous operators. Users should always do their background checks through online reviews of the service and other methods to ensure the online casino they choose to use is a reputable one.

Types of Casino Games Available Online

The types of casino games that are available online are as varied and diverse as their physical counterparts in traditional casinos.  The variety of gambling titles on services such as Red Flush Casino games include slots, table games like blackjack or poker, and specialty games that include bingo and scratch tickets or lottery games. This wide range of games is multiplied even further when you consider that each game has many variations. The wide choice of game means that there is something for everyone on online casinos however.

Choosing Which Games to Play

Choosing which games to play in an online casino may seem daunting given the choice available, but the selection mainly comes down to personal preference. One of the great advantages of gambling online is the variety of games available as well as the differences in the house edge or high payouts and jackpots. In addition, new players can take advantage of welcome offers and bonuses to try different games until they find the ones they prefer and are good at.

Staying Safe and Disciplined

The most important factor however for those who are online gambling beginners and are new to the online casino experience is the importance of staying safe and disciplined when using such services. As mentioned above, it is crucial to ensure you’re only using a reputable provider to ensure the security of your personal and financial details, while discipline is required to ensure you do not exceed your spending limits.

By following the beginners guide to online casinos and gambling above, newcomers to the format will be able to take up the pass-time with the security and knowledge that lead to a more enjoyable experience. With responsible use, online casinos can be an enjoyable activity for both amateur gamblers and avid enthusiasts.

AMAYA Gaming Group, which includes the PokerStars brand, announced the termination of the activities of the one of the best casino-like poker room on the territory of two countries - Israel and Slovenia. The decision to stop the work in these regions was taken at intervals of several days.

According to CalvinAyre, the reason of leaving from the Israeli market is due high commercial risks, which AMAYA Gaming Group most likely could not sustain in future. Paradoxically, one of the founders of the poker room - Isai Sheinberg - a native of Israel, won’t be able to provide poker room services in his homeland anymore.

Due to laws of Israel, gambling is prohibited, so you can’t play online casino, roulette, craps etc., exception is the national lottery and sports betting. Many operators, including the PokerStars, been able to offer their services in Israel for a long time because of the adoption of legislation prohibiting gambling which had no mention about the online poker.

Texas Hold'em already had a ban from Jerusalem Court. In addition, local banks strictly forbidden to make any transactions related to gambling. After such a blow in the stomach, AMAYA Gaming realized that working in such conditions is not kosher, so they need to make a fast decision. And this decision was to left the Israeli market. So, the only thing that left to the Israeli poker players is to withdraw money from their pokerstar accounts.

While Shropshire Council closed its web service for community websites last week, the first parish council websites created by Community Hub are currently being launched.

Shrewsbury based web development company, The Web Orchard, created Community Hub the easy to use parish council website service earlier this year. Community Hub was designed specifically for community and parish councils, and offers a whole range of features that weren’t available on the old Shropshire Council service.  

The first parish council websites hosted on Community Hub went live a few weeks ago, with more going live every day. One of the first councils to launch their Community Hub website was Montford, whose clerk, Ian Hutchinson, said: “We are very happy with our very successful Community Hub website which has been tailored by The Web Orchard specifically to our requirements for quick and easy management by a part-time clerk to a typical Shropshire parish council.”

Shrop.NET, was originally developed by Shropshire Council in 2008 to help the county’s parish and community organisations create websites for the first time. However, the service has become severely outdated in recent years due to the lack of updates and redesigns – which led to the decision to stop supporting the service from the Council in its recent cost cutting measures.

This has led to a number of Shropshire’s Parish Council’s being left without websites which after the new Transparency Code regulations came into force last year is not practical or feasible. These new regulations set out that smaller councils are now required to publish a range of different publications throughout the year on an accessible website for the public.

Pete White, director at The Web Orchard said, “We’re excited to see how Shropshire’s parish council’s websites will grow in the coming months as they take complete control over them and the content.”

Mobile Sports Betting

By Pete | @kingpetey | 06 Jul 2016

When it comes to things better than watching your team win a championship, the list is short. However, on that short list is winning a wager along with your team. Your team wins, and you win as well. Placing bets from your mobile is much easier than you may think. The leader in this industry is bet365, the largest online bookmaker in the world, and in this guide we will show how you can sign up and place a wager or two, and hopefully win some cash.

How to Find & Install the App

You can find the Bet365 by visiting your app store and searching for ‘Bet365 Sports’. iOS and Windows device users should note that Bet365’s mobile app is only available in certain countries app stores (Argentina, Austria, Australia, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the UK to name a few).

If you do not live in one of these countries, you can find the Bet365 by visiting Bet365.com, then scrolling down to the bottom of the page where you need to click on ‘View all Bet365 apps’. This will show you the full list of Bet365 apps, now click on Bet365 mobile sports app and it will be installed on your device.

Note: bet365 also does NOT accept real money wagers from those living in the USA.

Compatibility

Bet365’s mobile app is compatible with most mobile devices and operating systems, including iOS, Android and Windows devices.

iOS:  iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS version 5.1.1 or later.

Android: Android phones and tablets with Android 4.0+ installed

Windows: All current Windows phones or tablets

How to Create an Account

Once your app is up and running, you can start creating your account by clicking ‘Join Now’ at the top right corner of the screen. You will need to enter all the standard information required to create an account, including personal and contact information. This information may need to be verified later, so make sure you enter it correctly.

Make sure to enter the bonus code CBC365 when prompted to take advantage of the bonus offer (more on this below.)

Once you are done with the registration process, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Sometimes confirmation e-mail’s end up in the spam folder, so make sure you check it if you don’t receive it within a few minutes. You’re now a member of bet365!

How to Deposit

Now that you have your brand new account at hand, it’s time to make your first deposit! Simply click on your account balance at the top right corner and then navigate to the deposit menu.

Bet365 offers quite a few deposit methods, though depending on where you reside, not all of them might be available to you. Once you select a preferred deposit method, fill out all the required information and click ‘Deposit’. All Deposit options are free of charge and processed instantly (except for wire transfers).

Credit cards tend to be the quickest and most convenient, as they can be processed directly on the app. You can also opt for an e-wallet such as Neteller, but this will require an account with that service.

Receive a Bonus on Your Deposit

Bet365 offers new players a 100% bonus up to £200. This means when you make a first deposit of at least £10 and Bet365 will match your deposit, up to a maximum of £200.

After your deposit is cleared and your bonus is activated, you have to meet a wager requirement before cashing out. It’s easy to track on bet365, simply wager your deposit and bonus three times. This will then “clear” the bonus and you can cash out any amount you wish, even the amount of bonus remaining.

For example, if you deposit £50, your will receive a £50 bonus. You would then need to wager the £100 in your account three times, for a total of £300. Once cleared, the money is yours to keep forever, no strings attached.

Note that residents of some countries may be offered a different promotion. Check on bet365.com to see which offer you can take advantage of.

How to Place a Bet

It’s very easy to place a bet with Bet365. First, you need to choose your bet and click on it. This will transfer the selected bet to your bet slip. You can find the bet slip at the bottom of the screen. To finish your selection, choose the bet type you want to place (standard or banker) and enter the amount you want to bet. Keep in mind that banker bets require at least 3 selections.

Once you choose the bet and amount, click “Place Bet” to confirm. The bet will be finalized and automatically processed upon completion of the event. You can always view all of your open bets by clicking on “My Bets” at the top of the screen.

Place a Wager Today

It only takes a few minutes to sign up and place a bet using the bet365 mobile app. If you’re into sports, you will have even more fun cheering for your team with a little cash on the line, and even more so when that cash is given free. Download the bet365 app today to get started and earn up to £200 free!

 

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