The Internet is a blessing and a curse

There are days when I hate the Internet, and there are days when I love it! The biggest problem that I have with the Internet is the fact that it has caused some local businesses to lose so much business that the business owner has closed up shop. This can hurt the local economy. Local businesses are being forced to become more competitive, or modify their structure to become more service-oriented instead of product sales oriented.

What I love about the Internet is that there are times when I need something very specific, such as amp parts that I simply cannot get locally. Not because the local stores closed down, but because there was never a local store that carried it in the first place! So this is when it is great to use the Internet, to find those hard-to-get things that you just cannot find in a local establishment.

What to Include in Mother’s Day Gift Baskets for Yoga Lovers

If you know some mothers who are nuts about yoga, then you can easily find gift items to put in Mother’s Day gift baskets for them. The gift items that you will give them will help them on their journey to good balance and peace. These gifts are always appreciated.

Candles are the first things that you can think about when it comes to relaxation, which yoga is all about. Those who want to meditate will frequently do such act by focusing on an open fire. Thus, a candle or set of candles is a perfect item in a gift basket. Also, those scented candles that have the scent of nature can help them get in the mood for meditation.

You can also include yoga DVDs in the gift basket. A holistic yogi can never get enough yoga. They can get additional yoga techniques or styles in yoga DVDs. Yoga DVDs can be used at home at any time of the day because they are a complete yoga exercise presented by expert and experienced teachers.

When you think of yoga, the very first thing that gets into your mind is a person sitting. Yogis use mats when they do the exercises or meditations. There is a wide range of mats that you can buy for your mom. You can go to a sports store or visit sites like Amazon in order to find a right mat for your mom. It is very important to read reviews about a particular mat, so you will have an idea on the quality and effectiveness of the mat.

You can also include a small planner for your mom. There are planners that have subject in them. Hence, choose a planner that has a yoga oriented subject, such as water or nature. These are peaceful subjects to the mind of your mom. You can also try to include a book that covers the greatest respect in yoga.

Mother’s Day gift baskets for yoga lovers are very easy to make. You just need to have the right items to put in the basket. It is very seldom that you can find a premade gift basket for yogis, so you have to get all the right items and make the gift basket on your own. Your mom will truly be happy to get a gift basket on Mother’s Day that is filled with items that she needs in her yoga exercises.

The Future of Environmental Law


When we are talking about environmental law, we are referring to ‘the body of law that seeks to protect or enhance the environment.’ In the UK the relevant regulatory bodies are:

·         Environment Agency

·         Natural Resources Wales

·         Scottish Environment Protection Agency

·         Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland

·         local authorities

We are also strongly affected by the environmental policy of the European Union. It is said that the body of EU environmental law is made up of over 500 Directives, Regulations, and Decisions. It is quite possibly the most extensive environmental policy of any international organisation.

What areas does EU environmental legislation cover?

As an example of an extensive international environmental policy, it is useful to look at the EU’s legislative summaries for the environment. Not only can we see which areas are covered, but the number of summaries can tell us a little about which of these areas are considered most important. Or, at least, which are the most hotly debated.

·         Air pollution – 30 summaries

·         Civil protection – 14 summaries

·         Environment: cooperation with third countries – 47 summaries

·         General provisions – 35 summaries

·         Noise pollution – 5 summaries

·         Protection of nature and biodiversity – 45 summaries

·         Soil protection – 14 summaries

·         Sustainable development – 26 summaries

·         Tackling climate change – 58 summaries

·         Waste management  – 34 summaries

·         Water protection and management

What does the future hold?

There are two factors to consider when thinking about the future of environmental law.

1.       How regulations and legislation will change, i.e. what adaptations will be made to existing environmental laws, and what new areas of environmental legislation will be required

2.       How the method of legislating will change.

The first aspect is something that we are already seeing, of course, as environmental concerns are being integrated into other areas of law, for example biodiversity and human rights. We are also seeing new areas of scientific development, and increased awareness, which means that regulations need to be developed to ensure that these new developments do not damage the environment, for example biotechnology and nanotechnology.

The second aspect will take longer, and no doubt be less discernible, dues to its less-than-concrete nature. One school of thought is that we will see more legislation that is in line with the idea of Wild Law.

“The concept of Wild Law proposes that we rethink our legal and political systems to stop environmental destruction…A new system of legal thinking and practice springing from Earth Jurisprudence and Community Ecological Governance.”

Whatever happens, it is very likely that we will see an increasing number of solicitors specialising in environmental law. As these numbers increase, you will be able to find more information via the Free Legal Advice Centre.

Visit the FLAC of the future to get information about the sustainability of your development, to ensure that you are meeting your personal quota of renewable energy, and to get advice on reducing your carbon footprint to below the minimum taxation level. No doubt you’ll be browsing the internet on you eco-friendly e-contact lenses!

Versatility is a good thing

When musicians are thinking about the need to get speaker stands, I think it might be a good idea to consider getting adjustable speaker stands right off the bat. Being able to change the shape, size, and height will make life a lot easier in the long run. After all, speakers themselves don’t last forever, and the musician may find himself (or herself) using different sizes of speakers throughout their musical life. Why go to the expense of having to buy different stands every time you buy a speaker that is a little different in size than the one you had before?