Are you in the process of planning a wedding, a graduation party, or another special event? If so, you may be in need of a DJ. There are many ways to find these music professionals, including your local phone book. However, there is another option. That option is Craigslist.org.
Craigslist is an online classified website and service. Many DJs are now using the service to advertise their business because it is free to do so. It costs money to list a business in the yellow pages of a phone book or in a local newspaper. This classified website allows professional music professionals to advertise their business without spending a dime. This is good, but it may mean lots of results. After performing a search, you could have 20 or more DJs to choose from. How can you make the right choice?
Before focusing on how you can choose DJ for your special event, know how to find them on Craigslist.org. To get started, visit the website. Select your state and city. Use the search box to the left and side of the page. Change the search settings to “services,” and search with relevant phrases. These include music or DJ. If you want to expand your search past your local area, download a free Craigslist search tool to search multiple locations at once and with ease.
After performing a search, whether you use a search tool or not, you will get a list of results. Read all listings carefully. You want to be on the lookout for good deals and experience. Don’t be a DJ’s first gig, as there is a risk they will make many costly and embarrassing mistakes. If you like the rates and the experience, you can make contact for more information. You can usually do this by phone or email.
One big question you want to ask a DJ is about the music they play. You may be surprised to hear that many DJs don’t allow their clients to handpick their music. You don’t want this. If you are getting married, you want to handpick your wedding songs. Before agreeing to use the services of a music professional, ensure you have some control. Not only do you hire their services, but you want to work side-by-side to ensure your special event is perfect. Bypass all music professionals who don’t give you this option.
I will start off by informing you that there is no real difference between the words “disabled” and “handicapped,” except for the linguistic ones. They both refer to physically challenged people, who often need special living accommodations.
Our Center Park of Seattle, Washington, USA, was founded by Ida May Daly, who had a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. While suffering from this debilitating illness, she managed to get enough public and private donations to buy a huge square block of land near downtown Seattle – and go set it up so that certain people would have a place to actually thrive and live, instead of one in which to waste away and die. She didn’t like what institutionalized or hospitalized living does to people in reality, and how most such places preach an afterlife – involving how you have to die in this lifetime to achieve it.
Nowadays, almost all those Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, Moslem, private enterprise or whatever institutions in America are united along a diversity of racial and socioeconomic lines. This is due mainly to the efforts of various civil rights aficionados – and via coincidence of circumstances, Center Park is located in what in the 1980s was an African-American neighborhood. That was how the property values were low enough for Ida May Daly to be enabled to purchase the land in that neighborhood. It used to be white and Catholic, earlier – there still are some people from that time frame who live there. I attended their major church once, and witnessed hostilities and frictions that are probably entirely gone by now, although I suspect impoverished people yet reside there.
In the 80s, I worked at Center Park in that neighborhood, and wondered deeply about life itself, being a newbie professional writer and artist, working my day job helping the disabled. I was a live-in personal care attendant, living with and doing daily activities with physically and mentally challenged people, mostly white ones, before the days of the Internet. Back then, they also had Christian study groups, to pass the slow time, and involvement in local and national politics, which was more to my crowd’s liking. I wasn’t much for Christian studies, being too Jewish influenced to ever see myself that way.
Being deeply involved with fragile people with distinctively human lives and bodies, ones which were not so spiritually suited for an afterlife, I used to be sad at how many long years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., alias Michael King, had to keep up such a “preachy” attitude of going on to another place to get rid of such a fallacy. He said he was heading for “the Promised Land,” which everyone disabled or handicapped I have ever met up here in the Pacific Northwest seems to think is indeed – Canada.
Dr. King himself, an African-American of long standing, and a pastor cum reverend at Ebenezer Baptist Church, far away from where we lived at Center Park, performed many of his duties far down in the American South – while we of this article were located in the American Northwest. Therefore I figured he probably meant something else by this catch phrase, “the Promised Land,” such as eternal peace, but many of the disabled I’ve met in the Pacific Northwest would like to live in Canada. It’s kind of an ongoing jest that “we” would all like to move up to the Promised Land, in this era of global warming.
The melting back of the glaciers up north does mean the expansion of the Northwest Territories, and it would be wonderful indeed to slowly be moving northward. The Great Seal of King County, as of 1986, sports the fine but somewhat overweight head of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in support of all the many things he did for civil rights. This includes work on behalf of the handicapped and disabled, although strangely enough we have yet to see much of a united effort on the part of people of color and the physically challenged, especially on the Internet. It’s odd enough; it’s as though one movement is led by colored people, and the other movement is led by white people. There is thus the Civil Rights Movement, and the Independent Living Movement.
The former group is simply being led by other types of people than the latter group. It seems due to efforts on the part of both the left wing and the right wing of political participants, and so the disabled are led significantly by white men in wheelchairs at this point in time, in the year 2007. Dr. King’s face on the Great Seal doesn’t seem to have changed this any, although all of the city busses are now wheelchair accessible. Also, the days when the bus was “demarcated” for black people to be forced to ride in the back of the bus, with brown outlined windows signifying this, are over, as Mayor Norm Rice of Seattle went ahead and repainted the bus windows about a decade ago.
We had our usual struggles between racial groups, typical of what you may have seen before, and now the buses are almost fully together when it comes to human rights. There are still some odd issues involving Native American rights – there are municipal and county buses where an area is demarcated for “red” skinned people. I don’t know if anyone is ever going to change that, but I do know no one is forcing aboriginal people to ride in the backs of the buses – there are simply red outlined windows in the far back which are obviously more than a mere coincidence. No “Indians” are forced to sit back there, and I doubt much farther will be done about the bus painting arrangement.
It’s similar to the large red black and white “No Smoking” huge signs on the Washington State Ferry system’s large ferry boats; the symbol screams of being a swastika derivative, but nobody Jewish is making any complaints about it. People are too used to it to make any real fuss over something as subtle and hidden as such signs are in public. Nonetheless, the “brown skinned” population of Seattle may make a move against these signs, someday, if someone other than me finally sees them in their own clarity.
Chief Sealth, a Native American or aboriginal, was the brown of color man our Emerald City of Seattle in Washington State was named after, and he resides currently in a grave near an aboriginal people’s reservation. He was the leader of a tribe hereabouts, the name of which I have forgotten. He gave a wonderful “final” speech where he handed over his tribal lands, possibly the Duwamish were involved, and he asserted in a noble and peaceful way that “we” who now live here might be able to handle the privilege. I myself keep hoping someone will do something about those “red” demarcated bus windows. I’m sure Chief Sealth would not like his people to be stuck with such a set of circumstances. And I suppose the Jewish community may or may not ever do anything about the giant “No Smoking” swastika style signs on the ferry boats, against white skinned people.
But who is the true Chief of Seattle; is it the Mayor, or someone else? Many communities exist here in our lovely area, led by many an interested party or person. But what makes a person such a being of involvement? Is it his or her heart, or brains, or beaucoup bucks that do this, or the fact there must be someone for greatness to be thrust upon? What is “greatness” really – is it something that is simply there for certain people, in a certified and given time, in a definite and realistic way? And is greatness something achievable by just anyone, or is it only for specific people, ones who know what they are doing?
Someone – everyone needs to be “a somebody,” like Jesse Jackson, one of Dr. King’s own men in their times, once put it; he said that you really should become that somebody. In a way, that will always be my John Tyler, part Indian or Native American, part white man, who ruled one floor of a multi-story apartment building as a radical who fought for the rights and freedoms of the underprivileged handicapped American. He was ably assisted by one Jewish liberal named Ronald Gary Schwarz, who had been a Republican before he became disabled, and who when disabled, finally had found his life’s purpose was to assist those in wheelchairs to finally enable themselves to live their lives. These two blokes in wheelchairs were my mentors and friends when we are stayed at Center Park, there situated in the mostly Black People area of town, the Central Area.
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If I had to identify the single most important decision a business must make regarding how an individual is to be paid for the services he or she provides it would be classification of the individual as an employee or as an independent contractor.
Improperly classifying employees as independent contractors can create serious long-term liabilities for a business. If an individual that the business treated as an independent contractor is later determined to have been an employee by the IRS or the state of Florida, the employer can be held responsible for the payroll taxes that should have been withheld from the individual along with the employer taxes that would have been due, and the penalties for failure to pay these taxes.
Many new businesses look to reduce their costs by using independent contractors rather than employees to perform vital services. By using independent contractors they save on payroll taxes, workers compensation insurance, and employee benefits. Properly used independent contractors can save a business money, but be careful, just because you call someone an independent contractor does not mean they are one.
In general, an independent contractor is an individual who is in business for him or herself and maintains independence from the business he or she is performing the service for, whereas an employee works for and performs services under the control of the business receiving the service.
The IRS and the state of Florida base worker classification on “common-law” factors designed to gauge the amount of control the business has the right to exercise over the worker. Two frequently cited factors of an employee-employer relationship are that the business is maintaining the right to discharge the worker at will and / or the business is providing the worker tools and a place to work. By comparison, individuals who are truly independent contractors generally provide their own tools and work place, they have business licenses, and are engaged to complete specific projects and cannot be terminated without cause from a specific project. There are no hard-and-fast rules as to who is an employee and who is an independent contractor. All possible factors pertaining to the business’s control and the worker’s autonomy must be taken into account.
As you can see, there is no easy answer as to when an individual qualifies as an independent contractor. There is however no penalty or liability for misclassifying independent contractors as employees. As a general rule when in doubt the safest classification may be to choose employee.
Canada is a country located in the North American continent. It is the second largest country in the world and shares a long boundary with the United States. The land was inhabited by various groups of aboriginal people. In the year 1867, Canada was formed as a federal dominion. The country is a parliamentary democracy as well as a constitutional monarchy; and has Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state. Both English and French are its official languages. The country is marked by a high level of technical advancement and industrialization. This has led to rapid economic development long with a rise in the level of employment.
Today, it is one of the most developed nations in the world and shares trade relations with a number of countries, primarily Pakistan. This economic growth has been attracting a number of immigrants from all over the world, who come here for a better future and a better lifestyle. It is also a very beautiful country, where Mother Nature has showered her blessings rather lavishly. Its natural beauty attracts a number of tourists every year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations. The country has also evolved a highly reputed educational system and each year Canadian universities attract a large number of students from all across the world, who come here to receive higher education in a wide variety of streams.
So, irrespective of whether you are a tourist, a student or looking for job opportunities, this place offers something to every body. Hence it would not come up as a surprise to me, if you too are interested in immigrating to Canada. However, in case, if you are interested in immigration to Canada, then in that case, you will have to take care of a few things. First of all you should know about the rules and regulations in regard to the immigration process, the qualification criteria, along with a few other facts.
In recent times, the Canadian government has made several changes in regard to immigration laws and regulations, to attract a larger number of skilled workers in the country. In case you wish to be a permanent resident of the nation, then you are issued a Canadian Permanent Resident Card, which can be used by the time, you officially get your citizenship. For temporary immigration, you will be required to get temporary permits, such as student permits, temporary permits etc.
The Canadian federal government, the department of Citizenship and Immigration offers online information related to immigration as well as citizenship, along with detailed application kits. However, despite their best efforts, a person may find the entire process quite cumbersome as well as complicated. In such a case, the person who is applying for immigration can take the help of an immigration consultant, who would assist him/her through the immigration process.