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Brazil Quenching its Thirst with Soft Drinks

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According to a new research report -Non-Alcoholic Drinks Market: Opportunities Brazil” by RNCOS, the non-alcoholic industry in Brazil has emerged as one of the largest and dynamic markets in Latin America. The rising consumption level, changing consumption patterns, and rising health awareness are turning the Brazilian consumers away from the alcoholic drinks towards non-alcoholic beverages.

Currently, soft drinks are the largest and the most popular segment in the non-alcoholic beverage industry in Brazil. The country boasts of one of the highest soft drink consumption in the Latin America and is among the top five markets across the globe. The Brazilian soft drink market has been showing good performance in the region since past some years. The shift in preference from alcoholic drinks and inconvenience associated with the hot drinks has also pushed the sales of soft drinks in the region. The soft drinks sales in Brazil grew by 2.70% during 2001 to 2007 to reach 13.6 Billion Liter in 2007.

Though the dominance of carbonates is not under any threat yet, carbonate makers are gradually adopting the trend witnessed in other nations and diversifying into other beverage categories. Therefore, the rising trend towards healthier living and gradual introduction of flavors and variants like low-cal carbonated drinks may deviate the soft drink segment from its growth path in the country.

-Non-Alcoholic Drinks Market: Opportunities Brazil- is an extensive research on the non-alcoholic beverage industry of the largest Latin American country. This research study comprehensively assesses the market dynamics, factors responsible for the industrial growth, opportunities, competitive landscape and antagonistic forces challenging the industry.

This research report provides the segment-wise analysis, forecast, latest market trends, and emerging areas in the Brazilian non-alcoholic beverages industry. The vast and detailed information given in the report will help the clients to understand the market and align their business strategies accordingly.

About RNCOS:

RNCOS, incorporated in the year 2002, is an industry research firm. It has a team of industry experts who analyze data collected from credible sources. They provide industry insights and analysis that helps corporations to take timely and accurate business decision in today’s globally competitive environment.

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History Of Italian Cuisine

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Most people will recognize pasta and pizza – two of the most popular dishes that form part of the Italian cuisine. However, Italian cuisine has a lot more to offer than just these two well known dishes. Most importantly, Italian cuisine also has a rich and tempting history – just like the different dishes that form part of its offerings.

All over the land of Italy, all the Italians always maintain a distinctive cooking habit or style that shines in their eating habits, their styles of preparing a meal and the way they select local ingredients. Right from the pre-Roman era till date the Italian food history has gone through a considerable change.

In the ancient times, the preparation of food was very important. One of the ancient and surviving cookbooks is known as the Apicus. The Apicus dates right back to 1st century BC.

It was after the downfall of the Romans that the spread of the Italian cuisine began. Individual states started to uphold their separate traditions and identities. Every region started its own special and unique method of cooking, from the very basic preparation of the meatballs to characteristic varieties of cheeses and also the wine produced in any locale.

For example Northern states developed the Tuscan beef, on the other hand black truffles was prepared in Marches, and the very famous Mozzarella and Provolone cheeses developed in South, simultaneously being the host of a lot of citrus fruits.

There were varieties in bread, pasta, and other different food preparation methodologies according to the region. The eating habits were also a total contrast as the people in Southern Italy loved hard-boiled spaghetti, but those from the North preferred the soft-egg noodles.

Different cities started to become famous for their specialties like Milan for Risotto, Bologna for Tortellini, while Naples for Pizzas.

In these past few years the Italian cuisine evolved greatly due to the wealth from outside influences which added a flavor and an appeal. The ancient Greeks with their wealthy imports from various places added an exotic ingredients and spices to the Italian cuisine.
The Coastal regions of Italy are popular for delicious seafood and fish. For example, while Sardinia has a traditional style of cooking that includes foods such as Swordfish, anchovies, lobster, sardines, etc, Sicily has heavy North-African influences.

Even today the varieties in Italian cooking show distinctions between the northern and the southern style of cooking. Each and every region carries their traditions reflecting deeply in history. This wonderful culture with never-ending preparations of appetizers, main-courses, and desserts that will always continue to tempt our taste buds.

Useful Hotel Desk Clerk Interview Questions

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A hotel desk clerk is the personnel in the front office who is responsible for welcoming guests in a hotel. He or she is responsible for attending and serving guests in a courteous, efficient and pleasant manner, both face-to-face and on the phone. Nowadays there is huge demand for hotel desk clerks. If you want to secure a decent job in this field then you must excel in communicational as well as clerical skills.

Hotel desk clerk is the person, who is always in the public eye. In this article, I would like to provide you some questions that come up again and again in interviews for the post hotel desk clerk.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself?
It is a very general interview question. The interviewer is looking for a quick overview of your academics. The employer is not at all interested in your family, pets, or hobbies. Demonstrate your professional self in front of the interviewer. The best way to answer this is to give a brief description of your qualification so far, focusing on your specific achievements.

2. Please elaborate about the roles and responsibilities of a hotel desk clerk?
People at this post have to carry out numerous important roles and responsibilities. He or she has to look after check in, check out procedure, handle cash, assign rooms, register guests, determine credit, render bills, receive cash, credit payments and provide guest service.

3. Can you please tell us about your typing speed?
A clerk is thought to have a very good typing speed. On an average they are supposes to have a typing speed of 40 to 50 words per minute. Just make certain that you possess this speed. Else it will be very hard for you to be selected. One should practice very hard on typing speed.

4. According to you what are the most effective approaches in communication?
I think one should be humble, polite and friendly while talking to others. It is the most excellent way of communication according to me.

5. Why do you want to work for our hotel?
Well, this question needs a detail research of the respective hotel. Do your homework prior to the interview and spend some time online or at the library and make research about the respective hotel. Find out as much as you can, including products, size, income, reputation, image, management talent, people, skills, history, and philosophy of the related hotel.

Make sure you prepare these questions well before appearing in an interview.

Pastry Chef – Quiet yet Busy Hours

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Industries are not run by the people working during the busy hours alone. Numerous other workers also form part of the running industry. One of them is the Pastry Chef those work having busy hours when the world remains calm and quiet during the early morning hours or even at times in the late night hours. Basic objective of the Pastry Chef is to prepare the kitchen and making it ready for the upcoming busy day schedules. Of course they work in quiet hours but these hours are highly productive.

Mentally Rewarding Job

Job of the Pastry Chef is mentally rewarding. After the hectic day of work, focusing on production of baked goods for grocery stores, restaurants as well as neighborhood bakery, it becomes really rewarding for the Pastry Chef when they find customers feeling happy with their end products.

Tasks of Pastry Chef

Usually the job of Pastry chef includes the followings-

Overseeing the performance of the kitchen staff;

Ordering for various types of supplies;

Production of baked goods for the customers, bakeries, and restaurants;

Decorating as well as plating pasties and desserts in parties;

Organizing the kitchen

Skill Development

Skill development becomes easier by taking training at culinary institutes that offers learning tools and courses for the job of Pastry Chef. Greatest requirement for the Pastry Chef is the ability to bake cakes and pastries with ease and convenience. However the work requires a lot of creativity and credibility. Not only desserts and pastries that looks good but also such products that would impress the customers with their creative excellence.

Essential Features of Pastry Chef Jobs

Some of the essential features of Pastry Chef are giving due attention to details, customer services, and a lot of stamina. Little changes in recipes can create big difference and that is why the details are extremely important. Even the routine tasks require adequate attention. However the job of the chef is not limited to only bakeries and confections and it requires a lot of skills in order to establish thriving business.

The job is exhausting in nature as it requires a lot of patience and endurance. Most of the chefs have to work long early morning hours that could start as early as 3 A.M in the morning. A look at the Pastry Chef career information will inform the prospective candidate about the high levels of stress required for the job.

An average salary of $30,000 to $50,000 attached to the job is not bad after all.

State university website where the eminent expert Michael Russell shares his wide experience on various jobs and extends career advice, has a comprehensive information on the of various types of career based jobs like that of and multiple others.

What To Eat During Your Ski Holiday

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Compare for a moment a beach holiday with a ski holiday. The first is all about lying under the sun and doing practically nothing, whereas the latter is taking advantage of as much light as possible by skiing, walking and snowboarding and other activities that require a lot of energy. Besides, a cold environment makes the body burn more calories.

This of course does not mean that we are allowed to forget our good weight loss habits. On the contrary, it is important to be even more careful, because when we get carried away it is easy to forget how to eat properly.

If you are about to leave for your ski resort, for the whole week or just for the weekend, it is important to know how to eat. In this article I will point out a few tips to follow during your winter holiday.

First of all: forget about drinking alcohol to protect yourself from the cold, it is just a myth and a dangerous one indeed. If you feel warmer after your shot of whiskey or grappa, it is probably because of the bar you are sitting in. Since alcohol is a vasoconstrictor, the effect will be exactly the opposite: you will feel cold.

Do not forget the proteins: in a cold environment our body instinctively craves for carbohydrates, forgetting about proteins, which are essential to keep a good muscular integrity.

If you do not want to waste time in the restaurant at lunch, have several small meals during the day, rather than a proper lunch; bring some energy bars with you.

Speaking of bars, be careful with chocolate. It is true that it gives a lot of energy (about 550 Kcal for 100g), but unless you are planning an Arctic crossing, walking 12 hours per day, lower calories bars, with yogurt or muesli are a better choice.

If you have to sit down and have a proper lunch, stay away from fat foods. It is not hard to find them in a mountain resort, but the myth around them is that they will give you more energy, and make you warmer, but in fact they will just slow down your digestion and make your skiing in the afternoon harder. And of course leave alcohol for after dinner.

Even if your lunch was light, always wait one hour before going back to the ski run.

At dinner, if you had carbohydrates for lunch, balance them with proteins.

Now go have fun!

Second Caribbean Food & Wine Festival In Turks And Caicos To Host Culinary Demonstrations By John De

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The second annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival will be taking place from 1st to 3rd November this year in Turks and Caicos and this years event will be attended by John DeLucie, a renowned chef and owner of New Yorks The Lion restaurant.

Tourists taking Caribbean holidays will be able to taste a variety of flavours of authentic Caribbean cuisine and attend cooking demonstrations during the three-day event which will be taking place at various properties across the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos.

The festival is being organised by Grace Bay Resorts, the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, and the Wine Cellar, and it will bring together the culinary talents of several famous chefs.

I am truly delighted to be a part of the Second Annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival in Turks & Caicos this fall, DeLucie commented.

The culture, cuisine and stunning atmosphere of the islands are an inspiring combination.

Festival-goers can attend a welcome reception and a five-course meal prepared by DeLucie and the executive chef of Aman Resort, Fritz Zwahlen on Thursday 1st November. DeLucie will also lead a cooking demonstration and conduct a book signing session in the evening.

The Food & Wine Tasting will take place at The Veranda Resort & Residences on Saturday 3rd November and will provide samples of gourmet chocolates, cheeses, seafood, wines, meats and local delicacies. After the Food & Wine Tasting, guests can attend the Street Food Fair where 15 chefs from leading Turks and Caicos hotels, resorts and restaurants will be showcasing their expert grilling and barbeque techniques.

If spending holidays in Turks and Caicos during the culinary event, festival-goers will have the chance to meet the award-winning chef from Elements restaurant at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Beau MacMillan, who has created meals for President Bush and many more high profile celebrities.

This is by far the most impressive and exciting array of talent and resources the Caribbean Food & Wine Festival has seen, explained Ralph Higgs, the Director of Tourism for the Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board.

We know that the growing success of the Festival will help us achieve our goal of making Turks and Caicos the Caribbeans premier culinary platform for the development our talented young chefs and related programs.

The Turk & Caicos Islands are in the West Indies, situated north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and southeast of The Bahamas. The tropical nation is a popular destination for romantic holidays in the Caribbean, weddings and honeymoons.

Visitors can experience breathtaking natural scenery throughout their holidays to Turks and Caicos including the famous Grace Bay beach with its rolling sand dunes; the Princess Alexandra National Park with 13 miles of idyllic sandy beaches fringed with turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs; and The Hole, a huge, naturally-formed limestone opening.

Online Ticketing 7 Secrets to Ticketing Online Successfully

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Online ticketing is now the most vital tool in an event planner’s tool box. Even in the last few years, event planners have stepped up their web presence for their events. I believe the main reason is that they realize that people are communicating by email more than ever, and that invitations online spread faster, wider and more effectively. Given that, it’s imperative that online ticketing pages are set up to not only look fantastic, but have the crucial elements to sell a lot of tickets. Charity events especially should take note because relying on the benefit committee to make the phone calls never actually happens.

Let me clarify. I’ve been on a ton of event committee’s and have firsthand experience that getting a host committee motivated can be a substantial challenge. Yes, everyone that signs up for the job of committee member goes in with a full heart, but once they are told they need to put in ten hours of cold calling to friends and family, their heart unfortunately changes from full to empty.

There is something that most of the board, if not all of the board is ready, willing and able to do…send out an email for the event. Perfect! You actually couldn’t ask for anything better, well other than making thirty phone calls. Sending out an email to their entire address book is huge and should produce ticket sales. You just better have the online ticketing page that they send out look amazing and have the essential landing page features that get regular visitors to ticket buyers. So now that you are convinced that you must have a killer page, here are the essential elements.

Critical elements of the perfect online event ticketing page (All of these elements should be on one landing page. No clicking off the page should occur):

– Plainly stated when and where details
– Occasion information or what attendees can anticipate at the event. (i.e what presenters or entertainment will be there.)
– Directions to the site of your function
– Photos from an earlier affair or of the individuals or community the event is aiding
– An simple and easy checkout process
– Vendors logos
– Social media sharing buttons

You don’t want to have your prospective buyer click off your page to find out anything. That includes your organization’s mission, event details, photos etc.

I hope you now recognize that having a boring online page can ultimately hurt your sales and knowing that email and Facebook are two major drivers should just reinforce it. Take the time to create a page that you can be proud of, but make sure it includes all the key elements.

Have a great event!

Pets at the Beach

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More and more pet owners are taking their pets along on their vacation rather than leaving them at home. And these days, more and more areas and establishments are opening their doors to welcome your pawed friends. One of the most common places everybody loves to go is the beach. Surely, you would love to take your pets along on your trip to the beach. Here are some tips for bringing your pets along to the beach.

Look for Pet-friendly Beaches

First off, you need to know if a certain beach is pet- friendly or not. Some beaches allow pets while most of them dont. Do your own research ahead so you wont have to be surprised to find out that your pet cant swim at the beach with you. Check out the rules and regulations regarding pets in the area you want to go to before you take your pet with you. Otherwise, you will receive hefty fines and citations for not following these rules.

Pet Rules and Regulations

The foremost reason why most beaches do not allow pets is because most people disregard leash laws. Check out the beachs rules regarding leash on pets. Some beaches allow pets to roam free as long as you keep an eye on them while most beaches dont. It is best that your pet is secured and leashed to avoid conflict with other pet owners and other people in the area. Always keep your pet leashed when there is a leash law.

Be a Responsible Pet Owner

That said, be a responsible pet owner when taking your pets with not just at the beach but anywhere you decide to bring them along. Make sure your pet does not bother other people or other pets in the area. You also have to make sure that your pet is well-behaved and is comfortable in the environment youre taking them to.

Cleaning Up

Always clean up after your pet. Surely, you dont want to come across dog waste while enjoying your stay at the beach. Have respect for other beach goers by making sure you clean up after your pet. Whenever you visit a dog-friendly beach, always bring a bag or pooper scooper and be sure to clean up after your pets. Most beaches impose a fine on people who fail to clean up after their pets. Make sure to remove poop, do not bury or leave it.

These are just some of the tips when bringing your pets to pet-friendly beaches. Be a responsible pet owner to your pet and a considerate person to other beach goers.

Guns N Roses Tour Dates 2012

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The name Guns N Roses, also referred to as G N R, is well-known in just about every corner of the globe. They saw their start in Los Angeles, California USA in 1985. The group has undergone personnel changes throughout the years with the only original member being their vocalist Axl Rose. It is one of the most successful touring bands in history, with Guns N Roses concert tickets almost always selling out very quickly.

To show you an example of how popular Guns N Roses is, they have released just six studio albums, yet they have sold in excess of 100 million of them worldwide, 55 million of them within the United States. That is truly remarkable and a clear indication of the band and their musics popularity. Now its easy to see why Guns N Roses tickets are such hot sellers. And they are going on tour again this year.

Guns N Roses achieved its fame at a time when rock n roll was pretty much relegated to the back seat on the music scene. At that time pop metal and dance music were seen as the top dogs, but Guns N Roses soon changed that. Some of their first efforts did not do so well, but they had the good fortune of being signed by the very powerful David Geffen who found a way to get them some much-needed airtime, and it paid off in a big way.

From 1994 to 1998 the band was pretty much in hiatus, doing only a little something here and there. However, in 1999 they finally prepared another album titled Chinese Democracy. In 2001, after nine years without a concert, they did shows in Brazil and Las Vegas, which like previous Guns N Roses concerts, went extremely well. 2002 saw the band performing all over the place, especially in Asia and Europe.

This year the Guns N Roses world tour began in February with several gigs in the United States. After a rest of a few months they will be heading overseas for the first leg of their international concerts, with eight performances in the United Kingdom from the middle of May through the end of the month. Tickets are sure to sell out fast, however if you know where to look online you should be able to be succeed in finding some.

The first thing you want to do if you want Guns N Roses 2012 tickets for the United Kingdom is sign up with Save Me A Ticket, located on the web at . They are recognized as one of the top sites in all the U.K. when it comes to buying or selling concert tickets of all types. Head on over there right away and see about securing your Guns N Roses tickets today.

Cholamandalam Travel Insurance Plans

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Indians are travelling like never before. Be it for leisure, business, further education or more, there is an estimated increase of 20% traffic travelling overseas every year. And a study shows that 80% of the travelers like to buy travel insurance policies online to ensure they are leaving their baggage of worries at home while they travel overseas.

There are many insurance companies offering travel insurance plans. Cholamandalam is one of the reliable travel insurance among these. Although most of the benefits arising out of Chola Travel Insurance are the same as others viz Medical Treatment, Repatriation of Remains, Dental Treatment, Checked Baggage Loss, Checked Baggage Delay, Passport Loss, Personal Liability, Hijack Relief Benefit, Hospital Daily Cash, Financial Emergency, Trip Cancellation, Trip Curtailment, Trip Delay, International Driving License Loss, Home Burglary, etc. However what sets Chola apart from others is:
Door-to-door Cover which means that your travel insurance starts the moment you leave your home for airport and ends when you return home from airport. Also it covers Personal Accident both overseas and domestic during your travel insurance validity.
Extensive network of hospitals and service providers all over the world.
Age Limit of family members starts from 3 months upto 80 years. No medical checkups are required for family members upto 65 years of age.
Pre-existing conditions are covered under life-saving unforeseen emergencies. Cholamandalam provides cover for any eventuality arising from a pre-existing condition.
Tie-up with I-SOS (the world-renowned International SOS) for Claims Processing and Assistance Services.

Besides the above listed benefits you get Toll-free phone numbers to contact the service provider from most frequently visited countries. The claims are settled fairly in a quick fashion. You just need to keep a copy of all the bills so that you can substantiate your claims and get timely reimbursement.

Cholamandalam insurance can be bought online at EIndiaInsurance. You can compare the insurance plan with other brands and can get a quote immediately. You can also speak to insurance agents on the phone to get complete information on the plan that you are interested in. Whenever buying an overseas travel insurance always remember to see what all is excluded and get complete clarity so that you know what you are paying for, what all it covers, what are its benefits and be sure if its worth your hard earned money or not. Last but not the least, do not just buy any travel insurance which is cheap coz you might have to shell money out of your pocket in the event of any unforeseen emergency which might not be covered under the cheap travel insurance plan. A few rupees more might just give you a complete peace of mind while you explore the other world. So travel, but with a good travel insurance plan in your backpack!