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Ideal Requirements for a Driveway Basketball Court

There are three main concerns when it comes to having a driveway basketball court installed at your home. The existing slope of the driveway The size of the driveway Location of the sun in the afternoon Most driveways are sloped at a minimum of 1% or greater to promote proper drainage. A 1% slope means if you were to walk 100 feet you would go down 1 foot, 2% would be a 2 feet down over 100 etc. So, why is this important? In a gym the rim is always 10′ high no matter where you stand on the court. In a driveway this is completely different. When you practice foul shots, the rim should be 10′ higher than the foul line. With a 1% slope, there would be a 1.8″ difference in the height of the rim when stranding under the basket and standing on the foul line. Now if there was a 4% slope there would be a 7.2″ difference in height which is high when practicing foul shots. One solution is to locate the basketball unit on the flattest part of the driveway, another solution is to replace the asphalt in the part of your driveway where you would like a court and minimize the slope to 1%. Otherwise, you have to live with the limitations and the risk that comes with practicing foul shots inaccurately....

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Categories of Ethical Dilemmas in Business

First published in Exchange, the magazine of the Brigham Young University School of Business, the following twelve categories were developed to cover the root or cause of most ethical business dilemmas that one might encounter in their jobs. I have summarized them to keep them short and simple. 1. Taking Things That Don’t Belong To You Everything from taking highlighters from the storage room, to sending personal mail through the mailroom, to downloading unauthorized games to play on your work computer fall into this category. A CFO of a major corporation took a cab from the airport to his home in the city. When he asked the cabbie for receipt, he was handed a full book of blank receipts. Apparently this dilemma of accurately reporting business expenses involves more than just one employee. 2. Saying Things That You Know Are Not True When a car salesperson insists to a customer that a used car has not been in a previous accident, when it has, an ethical breach has occurred. When a clerk in a store assures a customer that a product has a money-back guarantee, when only trade-ins are allowed, another ethical violation occurred (and perhaps a violation of the law). 3. Giving Or Allowing False Impressions There is an urban legend in which 2 CD’s were being sold on a TV infomercial that claimed that that all the...

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License Plate Search – How to Trace License Plate Numbers Online

Do you have a license plate or license tag number and you need to find out the name and address of the owner of the vehicle? If so, you might have already realized that there is no free online database of license plate numbers. Don’t worry. There is still hope. If you need to conduct a reverse license plate number search online, below are several methods to accomplish your goal. The first method is to hire a private investigator. Find your local phone book and turn to the private investigation pages. Start calling and get prices for how much they charge to run a license plate trace. You can expect to pay $150 to $300 to get this service completed in your local area. The next method is to use a large online private investigation service like or These services will charge you $79 or more to search by license plate number. You will normally get back a combination of the following information: the first and last Name, address, registration and expiration date, make and model of vehicle, VIN number, title number, lien holder name. These services can normally get information for most states in the United States as Canadian Provinces. License plate data for additional countries are also available depending on the service. The third option is to join a private investigation tools membership service where...

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Dubai Container

Most of the UAE shipping activities are controlled by Rashid Port of Dubai. However all the small and large ports of Dubai as well as the leading ports of the UAE the shipping capacity of Port Rashid is the most efficient. In terms of size Dubai container facilities of Port Rashid is comparatively smaller than the Jebel Port but it is one of the most modern ports. Another advantage enjoyed by Port Rashid is its strategic position. On the other hand the Jebel Port which is much larger than Port Rashid is often known as the Mina Jebel Ali port. The Jebel Ali Port was constructed towards the late seventies and is located approximately thirty five kilometers towards the south west of Dubai. The harbor here is tagged as the largest man made harbor of the world, with the port being considered as the largest in the Middle East. The Jebel Ali Port is the most visited port of the world because of the depth of its harbor and its facilities. If you are into shipping then you can get the best Dubai container facilities here. Dubai ports have world-class facilities and have been ranked as the 9th Top Container Port of the world. Dubai port world was set up in the year 2005 to manage its ports and has since emerged as the best of the lot in...

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Running a Business Is Like Playing Tetris

Have you ever played Tetris? It’s that game from the 1980s that requires you to strategically rotate, move, and drop geometric shapes that fall into a game board. These shapes build up on the board, and the only way to clear them out is by making horizontal rows of blocks without empty space. It can be a pretty difficult game! In fact, the more you play, the more difficult the game becomes. The shapes drop faster and faster, and the possibilities of making lines disappear becomes nearly impossible. You may place a shape in the wrong place and- bam! Your game board is a mess. You’re in a situation that seems hopeless. Employers can find themselves with that same hopeless feeling when dealing with business paperwork that keeps piling up. The complications of having employees means keeping up with dozens of state and federal employment regulations and precise payroll management – just to name a few. If you’re not on top of these back office tasks, you ‘ll quickly find yourself overwhelmed. And unlike Tetris when the burden of the building blocks allow you to hit the restart button- there’s no mercy given for late tax payments, inaccurate reporting – or a poor hiring decision. When you own a company that specializes in a trade- painting, drywall, trucking, or anything else- you are prepared for the possible issues that...

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