Learn These 10 Words for Time to Jump-start Your Hebrew Lessons

Learning a new language can be a fun way to get an in depth understanding of another culture. Hebrew is a language that has been around for a very long time. There is records of Hebrew from as early as the 10th century BCE. Although there was a decline in those who spoke Hebrew in about 200-400 CE, the use of the language came back and is now spoken by over 5 million world-wide. The Hebrew language holds a lot of history, as well as religious and cultural value for many people around the world. The rich history and beauty of this language can attract anyone to Learn Hebrew. By starting with some words that are related to each other, learning Hebrew can be easy and fun. These ten words concerning time can be the perfect way to begin anyone’s adventure in learning.

For some, it may be easier to learn the Hebrew alphabet before jumping into the different words and phrases commonly used. However, learning a few words and phrases can help give a person an idea of the language itself, as well as provide a starting point in understanding a new language. There are many different online resources that can provide a detailed tutorial that can suit almost anyone’s learning style. By becoming familiar with a few Hebrew vocabulary words, it can be easier to understand the beauty of the language, as well as pique an interest in learning the entire language. These words are all associated with time to help jump-start the learning process.

sh’niyah

This word means “second” in English. This is the second in reference to time, such as there are 60 seconds in a minute. The word is written using the Hebrew alphabet, as well as the English alphabet to help students to identify the alphabet in Hebrew, as well as understand the pronunciation in English.

le’meshekh eser shni’yot

This is a phrase using the previous word for second in context. This phrase means “for ten seconds”.

sha’ah

This word means “hour” in English.

sha’a a’khat

This phrase means “one hour” in English. This helps students of the Hebrew language to identify the use of the words in a common phrase such as this.

dakah

This word means “minute” in English.

sha’losh da’kot

This phrase means “three minutes” in English.

besha’a

This phrase means “o’clock” in English. Once the Hebrew numbers are learned, it can be easy to add this word to tell the time of the day.

hayom

This word means “today” in English

machar

This word means “tomorrow” in English.

etmol

And finally, this word means “yesterday” in English.

Learning a new language can be an intimidating step for many people. However, learning these simple and common words and phrases can be very beneficial in inspiring an interest in the Hebrew language. This interest can launch a fun and exciting adventure into learning not only this unique language, but also the culture and history that surrounds it. It can also open a whole new world to those wishing to expand their horizons by speaking with those who commonly use this language in their daily life. A highly recommended site for learning hebrew is http://HebrewResources.com

The Scouting History of The Pinewood Derby (PWD Racers)

The Pinewood Derby originated in California during the mid-fifties as a Cub Scout Pack activity. Forty-five years later the PWD is probably the most popular event of the scouting year. A scout activity that can involve the whole family. The race fires the spirit of competition. Inspires creativity, Teaches craftsmanship. Reinforces esprit de corps. The opportunity to experience the joy of victory and the agony of defeat. Post the Colors! Recite the Pledge of Allegiance ! Serve up hotdogs-n-chili at the concession table ! and you’ve covered everything that makes America Great .

The First Race. You and your first year Cub Scout attend the monthly Pack meeting. Everyone is extra hyper cause tonight they past out the Pinewood Derby Kits. Oh, Boy ! Junior and you have one month to build a winner. Later that evening Junior pours the contents of the box onto the kitchen table and hollers “Hey Dad”. You go take a look. A course grain block of wood, four nails, and four plastic wheels. That’s the kind of stuff that’ll get the ol’ creative juices flowing.

The night before Race Day. You’ve done everything a hacksaw, scout knife, and sandpaper can do. So much for craftsmanship. It’s time to paint it ! Up until now Junior hasn’t shown much interest Just as well , you were afraid he would whack a finger off with the hacksaw or scalp his self with the scout knife. However, tonight the pinewood derby car has his undivided attention. He has a death grip on that spray can of plum crazy purple paint and is ready to go. Good! Now, you and Mom can say he made a major contribution to the project. Turn him lose! Paint job complete! It’s beautiful! So is the end of the kitchen table, his left hand and the lens of your glasses. He’s one proud scout. “Hey Mom, look what I did”. Great job, son, we’ll let it dry over night and put the wheels on in the morning and be there in time for ten o’clock check-in

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Race Day ! The paint is still a little tacky and Junior ask you for the 10K time “Dad, do you think I’ll win ?” Mom and Little Sis say “YES !”. However, you explain to Junior that winning would just be icing on the cake and that what really matters is the two of you had the experience of painting his left hand and one end of the kitchen table plum crazy purple

Check-in and Registration. After standing in line behind seventy-five Cub Scouts and their dads, You, Junior, and the car are at the check-in table. There you’re told “car weighs three ounces” and “it can weight five ounces, you want to add weight, or what”? It’s “or what” on that one. You say “race it”. After all, how tuff can it be ? Junior runs off to play “catch me punch me” with his buddies. Mom’s selling hotdogs-n-chili. Little Sis is in a tug o war over a beanie baby. Dads are pointing out new cars and design features. Esprit de corps is in the air. And you take a slow walk down pit row to check out the competition. Gee Whiz, a bunch of these cars don’t look like kids built ’em and some look like they were made in a factory. What kind of a deal is this, anyway ?

The Agony of Defeat. Junior is crushed. He’s still sniffling, kicked his car across the floor and threw-up his hotdog-n-chili. Mom is indignant and wants to file a protest and if you hear “it should have weighed five ounces” or “didn’t you polish your axles and turn the wheels ?” one more time. You’re goin’ punch someone.

Your car didn’t have a chance, that is, Junior’s car didn’t have a chance. Okay, maybe Junior went a little over the top when he kicked the car and screamed he hated Scouting. But, this Ain’t Fair ! Who do these guys think they are ? The Scoutmaster has four sons, he’s been though this pinewood thing fifteen times, knows all the secrets, and has two boys racing now. That one kid’s Dad owns a machine shop. How’bout that kid in your den, Junior ? Isn’t his grandpa a cabinet maker ? And all of‘em telling how hard their kid worked on designing and building a winning car.

Another great American trait surface:; “Revenge”

So, with these words “Just wait til next year, Son”, in creeps the first stage of addiction. Craftsmanship, Creativity, Esprit de Corps …….. My Backside! We’re going to get some of that “Joy of Victory”. We’ve got a whole year to work this thing out . You just stand back and watch , Son. ……. Key words here: Stand Back . Little did you know, that within the next few weeks you would become known as just another hardcore “Pinehead”.

There you have it. If scouts want to build pinewood derby cars they can grow-up, become a good parent and see to it that their child joins the Cub Scouts. Because there’re no hacksaw, scout knife, kid built Pinewood Derby Cars in the Winners Circle.

Okay Dads, Uncles, Big Brothers, and Grandpas. Let’s Race! And tell everybody who really built the car

No flaming e-mail, please. It’s not really a bad thing. There is a partial solution. Oh, not for PWD Addiction. I mean in keeping adults from building ninety-eight percent of a scout’s car. It’s this: A Central Oklahoma Scouting District created an Open Class Race for the serious and addicted, adult builder/designer . In “Open Class” Anyone can race: sisters, brothers, mothers, dads, friends, neighbors and scout leaders, you can tape 2oz to a den car and race it. The “Open Class” race is a screamin’, yellin’, cheerin’ free for all to determine:

THE FASTEST PWD CAR ON PLANET EARTH.

Just follow two simple rules: 1. Maximum weight 7 oz. 2. Use PWD wheels-n-axles, any modification is okay ! Check here for more: Tips for Pinewood Racers.

And here is the largest collection of Pinewood Racers known to man.

Tips for Building Pinewood Racers

1. If your Dad is interested and good with tools, get him to build the car, under your strict supervision.
2. If your Dad is a klutz and can’t do anything with his hands. Find some other interested adult to do the work
3. If you can’t get #1 or #2 going for you, do what you can to make the block of pine look something like a car. Sand it as smooth as you can get it. Don’t worry, the shape of the car doesn’t matter that much in the overall scheme of things. Although, a low profile is always good.
4. This is the most important part and the hardest part. It requires you to use an electric drill. You should really get an adult to help you with this one.You must remove the flashing from the wheels and burrs from inside the head of the axles. It has to be done very carefully so as not to ruin a wheel or axle. Or hurt yourself.
5. Polish the Axles. Polish the Axles. Polish the Axles. Use fine grit sandpaper then finish with jeweler’s rouge.
6. Place the car body, wheels and axles on a scale add weight until it reads 5 oz. Drill out the car body and stuff in the weight. Place the weight low and toward the rear of the car. Cover the area with wood filler. Sand it smooth.
7. Spray on sand-able primer. Let it dry overnight then lightly sand it with a fine grit sandpaper. Do that 3 or 4 times. Then spray on your favorite color. Use Krylon paint. Other brands of spray paint will run or orange peel and take forever to dry.
8. Place the wheels on the axles. Put some graphite on the axle and in the wheel bearing surface. Spin the wheel on the axle. Do that to each wheel and axle again, again, an again. When you get tired of doing that, do it one more time.
9. Now, push the wheel and axles into the slots. Don’t push ‘em to far, leave about a sixteenth of an inch (maybe a little more) between the wheel and car body. If the car rolls only on three wheels, so much the better.
10. Get a coat hanger and bend it into a “Cheater Bar” (See how the ones
on Pack Spirit and the Engine Car look ) Drill some holes in the car and mount the “Cheater Bar”. Don’t exceed the overall length rule. (You figure that out)

How does the “Cheater Bar” help?

The bar is about one inch above the bottom of the car and extends out about five eights of an inch in front of the car’s nose. As the starting pin moves forward and down, to release the cars, the “Cheater Bar” allows your car to start rolling before the other cars do. Okay ! You’ve built a winner. Go get your trophy!

Check out our page on the history of Pinewood Racers.

Largest Collection of Pinewood Cars Known to Man

By: Curtis Palmer

Todd tells how he entered the world of Pineheads and assembled the world’s largest collection of PWD cars known to man

Hello, my name is Todd and I’m a pinehead. I’ve been collecting derby cars for 5 years. My addiction began innocently enough with some boxes of my stuff that my parents had packed up when they moved. It was mostly junk. Then I found my 3 derby cars and a couple of trophies I had won. Thank goodness I hadn’t blow them up like most of my other toys.

I started reminiscing about the fun times I had in scouts and how much fun we had during derby season. My mom and dad got a little crazy, and I had to wrestle the cars away from them from time to time. Anyway, after remembering the good times, the cars and trophies went up on the shelf for a couple of years. One day, my mom and I were at an auction and there was a nice old derby car there. I bought it and put it on the shelf next to the others. One day, I was looking at the cars and then it popped into my head that these things would be fun to collect!

I was hooked. After my first year of garage sales, I had about 35 cars. After the second year, I had 75. Then I got on the internet and the hook went in a little deeper. Before I knew it, I was up to 175. My wife told me I had to slow down, so I had my mom buy some for me on the side. My wife wasn’t happy when she found that out. I think she knew I had a problem. Lately, I have let more go than I have gotten. I haven’t gone cold turkey, but I have gotten a little picky with the ones I buy. I’m still a pinehead.

As if the collecting wasn’t bad enough, I started buying kits at the local dime store and building them just for the enjoyment of it. One fun car I built was an Elmo car for my daughter, Hanna. I even built cars out of scraps of wood that I found. As if that wasn’t bad enough, I needed power tools. I now have a scroll saw, band saw, belt sander, disk sander, drill press and a full set of carving tools. My wife put her foot down, so I didn’t get a wood lathe.

My son, Chris, and I built our first car together when he was 4. He loves to work the drill press. He is 6 now and he paints his own cars and polishes his own axles. Another pinehead, you bet. He can’t wait (and neither can I) for him to get into Cub Scouts. We do most of the things that scouts do already. However, when he puts his own car on the track for the first time, I think he’ll be hooked too. That will have to be the next chapter of the story.

PWDRacers_That_Todd_BuiltCars that Todd Built: As you can see, Todd is an imaginative designer and a great craftsman. Just look at the “Silver Streamliner”, the styling of the “Cheetah”, and how ’bout the flawless finish on the candy apple red sprint car ? If you like incorporating animal shapes into your cars, the “Dolphin Car” is as good as you’ll see. As for super hero cars … the “Bat Car” is truly a trophy winner. Thanks, Todd. This ol’ Pinehead is inspired. I’ll have my version of the “Streamliner” done in a few more days. How ’bout it, Scouts and Pineheads, see anything here you like ?

Things You Need To Know About Reputation Management

As any experienced businessperson will attest, reputation management is one of the most vital skills a new entrepreneur can acquire. Knowing how to shape the way you are perceived is vital to long-lasting success. The article below is intended to offer some useful pointers to help get the process started for you.

To help increase your online presence consider using social media. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn will help you build business presence both online and offline. To use social media effectively you must post statuses regularly. When posting information through a social media website, use keywords, and give your readers information that they actually need.

If you use social media sites, you need to be able to track the success of each post. There are several programs available online to help you track mentions of your business. These programs will also informs you of when a user shares your post with his friends and family members.

Stay polite and courteous. It’s great to post tweets and update your social media status, but this is ineffective unless you are really trying to communicate with those that follow you. If a question is posted, answer it quickly. If you are not sure of the answer, let them know that you will find out and let them know.

Try using a social network like LinkedIn to help your reputation management. This social network can rank a bit higher than some of the other ones. It is also an important tool for B2B companies. This is because many people like to search for professional services on LinkedIn instead of the search engines.

Take your time and think carefully before responding to any complaints. By keeping cool and carefully thinking of how you will respond online can keep your reputation intact. Before posting a reply to a complaint, read your answer several times. If possible, have an employee read the response to ensure it is appropriate.

Keep in mind that your online and in-person reputations both matter just as much. There are many people that are great in person yet they are not very great with customers over the Internet. You should be nice either way since you have no idea if this customer will spread negative information that can destroy you.

When you are responding to a negative comment or review about your company, make sure that you use a professional tone in a respectful way. Your goal is to win over people to your side. If you come across sounding disrespectful to the original poster, you may risk making the matter worse for your company.

If you come across negative reviews of your business online, you might feel anger towards someone who left feedback that is not entirely true. Your best approach would be to respond calmly with facts to debunk what the original poster said. When people read both sides, they can judge things for themselves.

If your company has a negative review online, do not overreact. One of the worst things a company can do is respond to a negative comment or complaint with anger. Also, do not try to retaliate against whoever posted the complaint. These types of reaction are not going to solve the problem and will only draw more attention to all the negativity.

When you discover that a customer has posted a negative review of your product or service it is natural to want to post an immediate defense of your company. Take a moment and make sure that you don’t respond out of anger. A ranting and raving response on your part will deter more customers than the original negative review.

Something like a breach of security in a customer database can really damage a company’s reputation. If your company experienced this problem, do not try to hide it. Notify your customers right away and assure them that measures will be taken to boost security of your data. You can minimize damage to your company’s reputation with this approach.

Get familiar with the review sites that are on the web. More and more people are writing reviews about their experiences with a product or service. You never know if a review was written about your company. Do not ignore reviews, but learn from them. This is good way to improve your business.

Often when you purchase a .com domain name, you are offered the option to purchase the name with .org, .net and .info suffixes as well. It’s smart to do this, and it’s even smarter to develop these into related sites rather than simply having them all end up on your main website. If you have several different sites with high quality, pertinent content about your niche, it will help establish your authority and build your reputation online.

Building your reputation is important when dealing with business leads, i.e. prospective customers.  This is even more true when you are building your network marketing downline.  Providing great value and useful business building tips is one of the best things you can do.  Only try to sell them something less than 20% of the time, especially on social media.

Make the most of social media to build a solid online reputation. Be sure your company name plays prominently on your social media pages. If you have a couple of dozen fans on your Facebook page, get a custom URL that includes the name of your company. This is also possible with LinkedIn. Having your company name in your URL will help get your social media page ranked higher in the search engines.

It is impossible to dispute the notion that without a solid reputation, success can prove quite difficult to attain. Failing to understand the fundamentals of reputation management can be the death knell of any burgeoning enterprise. The good news is that with the above tips in hand, you can steer clear of many trouble spots along the way.

Work From Home Enterprise Tips That Will Modify Almost everything!

Having a do business from home company could be eye-catching for a lot of motives – it provides for a versatile timetable to spend more time with family and friends or carrying out housework, so you will be the personal manager. You are able to operate all around your own schedule! Read this article to gain ways to properly managing a online business.

It is essential to recognize how a lot it truly costs to produce any product or service that you are generating and marketing all on your own. You establish mark-up for general by multiplying your expense by two. The store symbol-up of any piece is traditionally a second time the expense of wholesale. Your cost-point must work with your prospects and you also.

Establish reasonable targets for your work from home company. It may be very easy to get behind whilst operating in the comfort of your property. Set up reachable goals just like you would at any other job and be sure they get achieved. Don’t permit operate back up or maybe your residence may start to feel like a prison!

Examine e-snail mail 1-2 times a day. Anyone who has a significant issue can contact you, but don’t verify e-email throughout the day. Examining e-postal mail continually puts a deplete in your business from home as you are in quit-start mode and aren’t concentrating on the main issues accessible because you’re distracted by e-mail.

Visit your financial institution and available one more bank account for your internet business. You should have got a different bank account for all your requests and acquisitions to ensure there is absolutely no uncertainty more than whether a financial transaction was related to your organization or otherwise. It is also crucial to possess a charge card for your enterprise too.

To protect oneself from an review keep excellent records. Place of work materials and miles may be published off at income tax time, but be sure you continue to keep invoices. Buy a file case to organize hard duplicates or skim receipts onto your laptop or computer. In the event you continue to keep in depth data it will likely be simple to face an review.

Utilize your web site to advertise a totally free product for site visitors. This may increase targeted traffic on your website and give potential clients the cabability to example your products or services. Despite the fact that it costs a little cash initially, you need to compensate for it in income from amazed new business.

Be sure that your do business from home company has regular several hours. Your potential customers have to know once they can speak to you or get a item. If you do not establish reputable office hours, the general public is going to be disappointed when they can’t make contact with you. The more disappointed these are, the unlikely they are to buy on your part. Using HubSpot Analytics with your WordPress site

Promoting your business can be simple and fast when you know how to accomplish it. An excellent start is developing a web site the instant you can. It merely has a day time to set up your individual site. You might be able to sign up a totally free website in certain spots, but many of them call for a payment. If you would like make large revenue, then you will not brain the charge within the slightest.

Before you start a home based business, be sure you study your marketplace initial so you are aware what goods and services happen to be in demand. No one is planning on buying what you will be promoting if they don’t want or need it. Find what people actually want, after which offer you it for them.

While you are attempting to decide what you should choose for your online business, it is important to pick something you really have confidence in and will support completely. Make certain you can support the plans and ideals in the firm you are working with and that you love the products they are.

Something that could guarantee achievement in home dependent businesses is advertising and marketing. It is very important to allow the people are aware of your product. Having said that, it really is good to find out just how much price range to utilize on providers including promoting and publishing. Determine that finances and stick to it.

Shell out yourself a income and placed spend more profit in your business. It may be attractive to possess a bit more cash than normal can be found in and would like to splurge on some thing personalized, but be specialist and make investments any extra funds into the organization. This way, your business will develop even more.

Make application for a ‘Doing Enterprise As’ certification from the condition exactly where your online business is located. This is basically the registration for your company name, and permits you to operate as a company. Generally in most states, you must pay fifteen dollars per year to replace this permit. Determine whether you will need other certificates for your certain enterprise.

To keep your online business working efficiently, treat it just like a actual organization even if you by no means communicate immediately together with your superiors or clients. This simply means concentrating on a regular routine each day, getting accessible 24/7 either on the phone or by Skype, employing specialist email addresses as well as dressing up the component if this enables you to retain the correct mindset. You are going to notice the variation and your customers will also.

You might be of the opinion that you are currently putting way too much time into your home business, but remember that most successful businesses started like that. Building a profitable organization happens over time, not over night. Effort helps your organization groundwork grow to be strong.