Shrewsbury, England based website ImAFish.com today officially released their new look website full of new features and updates. One of the most significant updates has been to the members area. Users can now sign up and use a variety of features including columns posting, in site messaging, articles comments and soon gallery comments.
The site run by students has now been running for over 18months now and ImAFish 6 is the most advanced update to date. ImAFish 6 includes many of the features found in previous versions of the site such as the articles and columns sections however the new site builds upon these sections.
Getting a column on the site has never been easier, all you have to do is either ask the admin to make you a columnist or to submit a demo columns post to the site. To do this create an account with ImAFish by clicking on register on the left, or if you already have an account login, once logged in click on 'Column Entry' on the left hand side, here you can type your column then submit it to the site. (If you dont see this then click on 'Messaging' and send your post to pwhite. Articles are also easy to submit - simply click on 'Post Article' once you have logged in.
Registration is free and easy and lets you do more features such as comment to articles and comment on gallery pictures. You can also make use of the sites messaging system to message other members on the site ? like you would email your friends.
ImAFish now has over 100 articles on a range of subjects that can be viewed by clicking on articles on the left hand side, the articles are sorted into categories such as Linux and Gaming. As usual the sites forum is here and has not been changed at all in the new site launch so don't worry about loosing any posts or your account. Registration for the forum is also free so sign up now!
A history of the site including screen shots of previous versions can be found at imafish.com/index.php?a=about&p=about
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It's been over a year since my last trip abroad to Hong Kong and this time we decided to fly West to America! I was at school when I last went to the USA with my family and I was keen to go back to where we started that holiday - Los Angeles. I would love to say that it was the glitz and glamor that attracted me back however it was simply cheap flights and accommodation.
The flight over was rough. Only joking - this is a set from War of the World at Universal Studios.
After a good night sleep and recovering from the flight we headed to pick up the car. We didn't know what car to expect and joked about getting something smug such as a Toyota Prius - this is what we were given. I hadn't driven an automatic car before let alone on the other side of the road however it was easy to pick up and begs the question as to why we don't all have automatic cars in the UK!
We headed straight to Hollywood, a 40min drive from LAX along roads twice as wide as what we are used to in the UK.
The Hollywood sign!
The Griffith Observatory is a great museum dedicated to space. I loved how you could weigh yourself on each planet however everything was in Imperial measurements which drove me crazy!
Amazing views over LA - I'm not sure if the haze is the weather or just smog (perhaps smug from all the hybrids).
We headed back into Hollywood to see the Kodak Theater and walk of the stars.
On the second day we decided to visit one of LA's many theme parks, we were too old for Disney so visited Universal Studios.(When I say we are too old for Disney I mean it was a rip off to get in).
The park wasn't too busy so we managed to ride Jurassic Park about five times - I love water rides.
The studio tour took us down Wysteria Lane from Desperate Housewives - was well worth doing.
On the third day we drove to Santa Monica to go shopping.
There is not a great deal to Photograph in Santa Monica - so here is a sign with a red light and a taxi.
We went to see the new Star Trek film whilst here - it was awesome. Its a shame that in the UK people don't scream, cheer and clap to films, makes the whole experience more exciting.
We loved Universal Studios so much that we decided to go back again. Its clear from Universal Studios that everyone in the film industry loves everyone else, the directors love the cast, the cast love the crew who love the props people who love the wardrobe people. I'm glad we spent the second day here but it was enough ass licking for one holiday.
We sat in the 'soak' zone for the water world show thinking we would just get splashed - we were wrong. It was one of the best live shows I had seen.
I lost count how many times we rode Jurassic Park on the second day.
If Universal Studios is for film lovers, Disney for kids then Six Flags is for crazy people who love big rides. Some of the rides such as X2 were insane, fortunately there were plenty of water rides and almost no queues.
Count the Rollercoasters!
Day 6, 7, 8
Last time I came to the US I was too young to drink or gamble (I might have been able to buy a gun however) so we took a trip to Las Vegas. The five hour drive from LA went smoothly, especially with the cruise control set along the straight highways.
We stayed in the same hotel that I did when I came last time - Circus Circus, mainly because the rooms were only £16 per night!
Since I'd been driving so much for the rest of the holiday I'd not had a drink since the plane. You have to be 21 to drink in most parts of the US - it would suck to be a student there!
Only in Vegas would they build the Eiffel Tower!
Vegas is such as great place for photography - and erm gambling!
The lake in front of the Bellagio
The Bellagio hotel/casino.
The water show in front of the Bellagio is quite impressive.
The ninth day consisted of two long flights home.
It was the next day before we landed back in Manchester.
I really enjoyed my stay in America and can't wait to go back again. Really want to visit the East coast or San Francisco.
Many people will tell you that long-term strategy is not good. If we were a fan of short-term strategy, we would have also told you. The truth in this industry is trading this market is only profitable when you know what happened with the trend in short terms. People think they have mastered the trend analyses and start trading with short-term strategy. This article will tell you why it is not good but the best and wisest method of trading. When you trade in long-term strategy, not only you save your capital but also your profit.
Day trading is very risky since the traders have to do the market analysis in the lower time frame. It’s true you will get lots trade setups in the lower time frame but filtering out the false trade setup is really hard. Unless you have extensive experience in Forex trading profession, you should never day trade the market. Always start trading in the longer time frame since it will tremendously reduce your risk exposure.
Long-term strategy gives you a wider window to analyze
The best thing about using long-term strategy is, it gives you a wider window to look at the market trend and changes. In long-term strategy, you will keep your trades open for many weeks and also even for months. This is not going to happen in short-term as you will place the trades and closes within hours. People who trade with long-term strategy know it is also good for their career. They get to have time to think about their trades. As they have more time, the market volatility also cannot hit them.
Use the price action signal
Being a long-term trader you should use the Japanese candlestick pattern. Trading CFDsis extremely easy those who know the perfect way to read candlestick charts. Instead of trading the minor support and resistance level, focus on the higher time frame data. Those who are smart always follow the conservative way of trading. As a Forex trader, you have to learn to stay on the sideline. Try to develop the habit of a sniper. You will take one shot and that shot will be your best one. Never try to win all trades. Consider the random outcome of each trade and limit your risk. Try to use the combo candlestick pattern since it will increase your winning edge. If possible use the chart pattern trading strategy along with price action confirmation signal. But always remember to trade like a conservative trader.
Volatility cannot take your profit
Many people have lost their profit when they tried to trade with short terms strategy. It is not their fault as they did not know that trading with short time tips can make them lose more money. This is the reason scalpers and day traders lose the most amount of money. They use short-term strategy and they can only keep their trades for hours. The scalpers have to close the trades almost instantly and it is a big risk in their money. If the trend changes or it becomes volatile, they will have to lose all of their money. When you are using positional trading strategy or swing trading strategy that is long term, you can be free from any worries. You know it will not do any harm to your trades as you have got plenty of times. You can leave them open for months. The short-term traders always take the first hit when the market trend changes and gets volatile. If you want to keep yourself safe from volatility, trade with a long-term strategy.
Gives you time to understand Forex trading
Trading in this industry with currency pairs also needs time to understand. People need to have time and it is the only long-term strategy that gives you the time. If you want to trade for a long time, use the long-term strategy.
There are modern abandoned cities around the world, and each seems to have an equally interesting story behind it. Some were abandoned following a disaster. The stillness that surrounds these towns seems almost palpable -- and it's strange to think that neighboring cities are still full of bustling people. here are 5 modern abandoned cities.
With interest rates at 0.5% and most highstreet ISAs giving a similar return I've been struggling to find somewhere to save my money.
Zopa's philosophy remains unchanged, you move money into your online Zopa account, set the rates you wish to lend at and Zopa lends your money to people that need it.
When setting your rates Zopa gives you guidelines as to the market rates, these change frequently and I tend to set mine on the high end of the recommended rates. This means my money is lent our slowly however the return rates are higher.
I lend out a maximum of £10 per person hence my maximum exposure per loan is limited. Zopa has a number of markets and you can choose the rates you lend to each one (if at all) A* being the best market and B being the riskier, obviously the rates for the riskier markets are higher.
Through your loan book you can see the usernames of who you lend money to and the reasons, most are for DIY, cars or to consolidate existing debts however you do get some more entertaining ones.
If you need access to your money quickly Zopa has a rapid return facility however you lose a percentage of your earnings by using this.
My difficulty with Zopa came in trying to calculate the percent rate of return over a period of time. Therefore just over a year ago I took the decision not to add anything further into my account.
Over a year long period I could then calculate the years earning as a percent to then compare with other investments.
As a result in this time I had one unpaid load (ie bad debt), once taking this into account and the 1% Zopa fee my return was 5.56%.
Compared to high street ISA's and similar this is a good return.