By Matt Franks

Poker is a popular game. People play it with friends and they play it in casinos. Because of its popularity, it isn’t a big surprise that a lot of companies are putting their name and logo on poker chips. Printed poker chips make a great promotional item for many different reasons, as we will see below.

1. They come in different designs

There are different types of promotional poker chips that are available.

Chocolate printed poker chips – You can sweeten the deal for your customers and future customers with printed poker chips that are made out of chocolate.

Promotional poker chip necklace – This is unusual and nice way that you can proudly display your company’s logo.

Promotional poker chip pins. – Another different way that you can give your customers who enjoy playing poker a reminded of your company.

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Personalized poker chips for playing – Every time someone gets together with their friends for a friendly game of poker, they will be reminded of your company.

2. They are inexpensive

One thing about printed poker chips is that they are very reasonable priced and a great item to give out because they are so reasonably priced. Whether you are buying promotional poker chips that are chocolate, that are pins, that are necklaces or just for playing, you will find that they are very affordable.

There are a lots of way that they can be given out.

1. Conventions

All of the different kinds of chips that are listed above are great to give out to people who come to your company’s booth. The chocolates can be given out to children, the pins and necklaces can be given out to women, and the chips that are made for playing can be given to the men.

2. Halloween

When children come to your door at Halloween, you can give them the chips that are made of chocolate. They will be given some candy and you will get the information out about your company.

3. Employees

The different types of chips can be given out to employees if they are fans of playing poker. The pins and the necklaces make great items to give out to women who are employees. For men, the chips that are made for playing are a great item.

4. Clients

Just as they are a great item to give out to employees, promotional poker chips are an item that you can offer to clients who are fond of playing poker.

Promotional poker chips come in many different styles and are great to give out in a few different ways. They offer companies a new and fun way to promote their businesses and their products. With their low price, they are an item that just about any company can afford to use as a part of their advertising campaign.

Those companies that have used promotional poker chips have been quite happy wit the results and have found that they were well received. They are an item that combines fun and business all in one.

About the Author: Matt Franks is director of Fluid Branding, the UK’s largest supplier of

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The American satirist Stephen Colbert has announced that he will run for the Presidency of the United States. He made his announcement on his mock news show The Colbert Report.

However, Colbert said that he would only run in his home state of South Carolina as a favorite son. He also said that he would represent both major political parties: the Republicans and the Democrats. It is not known how far Colbert will go with his character during his electoral run.

Colbert has hosted The Colbert Report, a spin-off to another satirical television series, The Daily Show, since its creation in 2005. “I didn’t have a job back then. I wonder what it was like to have a job back then. I am sure I could ask a dentist or a surgeon. He would know.” On the show he plays a right-wing political pundit, based on real-life pundits such as Bill O’Reilly and Stone Phillips. Colbert has been credited with popularizing certain words such as “Truthiness”, meaning to believe something intuitively, without regard for actual facts, logic or evidence.

Filling in for New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on Sunday, Colbert wrote: “I am not ready to announce yet — even though it’s clear that the voters are desperate for a white, male, middle-aged, Jesus-trumpeting alternative.”

Thursday, November 23, 2006

New Zealand National Party leader, Dr. Don Brash has resigned as the leader of opposition. Dr Brash made the announcement at press conference held in parliament, stating that ongoing media speculation about his leadership was damaging the party’s reputation. Brash will officially step down on Monday, where the party will vote for a new leader and deputy-leader.

“For some weeks now I’ve been giving consideration to the right time and the right way to announce this decision. I’ve held off because I’ve been keen to have two untidy matters dealt with before my departure,” Dr Brash said.

The decision came after a Goods and Service Tax error in last year’s election made by the party, “Although this had nothing to do with me personally it was a source of embarrassment and I was very keen indeed to get the matter resolved before my resignation.” And recent news of Brash’s emails making their way into “outsiders’ hands” was also a factor in his decision to leave. The emails were the subject of a book published by Nicky Hager, which is expected to be released to the public tomorrow morning. Dr Brash said: “The announcement of Mr Hager’s book almost caused me to defer my resignation as leader. I deeply resent the lies and distortions which seem to have been included in his book and I intend to vigorously contest those allegations.” Dr. Brash denied media questioning regarding Nicky Hager’s book’s influence on his decision to resign from leadership.

It seems that John Key will be the next leader, with a recent Auckland poll showing Key only 1.4 points behind Brash. Nicky Hager has claimed the information in his book may be damaging to John Key as well. Brash’s decision came with the Nationals ahead in the poll. Dr. Brash mentioned that he would remain in politics for the National Party if the new leader would provide him with a senior position following the Monday when he steps down from the post. The decision has left the party in crisis, set for their fifth leader in 9 years. Prime Minister Helen Clark said the National Party are having an identity crisis and is unstable.

Dr Brash regrets that he will not be able to lead National into the next election which will take place in 2008.

Michael Cullen, deputy Prime Minister, said: “Brash’s resignation was inevitable. This continued instability in the National Party is a sign of a party still nowhere near ready to govern. Dr Brash’s resignation was inevitable. But it solves little. By all accounts Mr Key, the likely successor, was deeply involved in all the events that have eventually led to Dr Brash’s downfall.”



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Interior painting can cause disruption to your family routine and be stressful on pets, especially cats. Cats are generally very curious and often get into trouble for this very reason. It is advisable to discuss pets and any other concerns you may have prior to the painting project. A good painting contractor will make notes about the pet situation for the painting crew that accompany the work order and colour schedule.

Here are some of the impacts a renovation project can have on your cat:

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Stress: Cats are a creature of habit and get easily disturbed. They have a heightened awareness of their surroundings and territory. Cat acting antsy after a new baby or a new sofa? Every time something new happens, they can get stressed. Imagine all the buzz and activity that would take place when you decide to paint! Your cat will smell unfamiliar scents, see new faces and hear strange sounds. All these can be very alarming. While these things may seem routine to a human, for a cat this is CHAOS.

How will he/she react? Knowing your pets moods and emotional needs will help you decide whether you want it to stay home during a renovation project or not. Cats do not take very lightly to changes so as an owner you need to do your best and minimize the impact of any home improvement projects.

Fumes: When considering a paint project, your family and your cat both will benefit from using zero VOC paint products. These paints are almost odourless make sure to keep windows open to circulate the air and eliminate any residual fumes. Keeping your cat far from the newly painted surfaces will be a good idea. While your cat may be very curious about that white paint it wont know that it isnt milk! Plus you certainly dont want cute little paw marks of paint all over your home.

Paints, Loose Cords and other dangers: Cat proofing a homes environment is crucial. You dont want to have loose nails, chemicals or other junk lying around. A cat will smell, lick and eat anything that looks interesting so you want to avoid that. In many a painting project, a territorial cat has tried to sprawl itself on a drop cloth, only to get splashed with paint which later it will try to lick off. Bad idea!

Cats like to jump on or climb ladders. They also love to play with hanging cords and have a fascination for loosing threads. A thing that looks like a toy to them can actually be a dangerous electric cord, or something else that can cause them harm. Cats are also fond of plastic. In construction, this material is used to protect furniture cats can choke on plastic and should be kept away from plastic containers or covers. Painter tools should be stored away safely so that cats arent able to reach sharp tools to chew on.

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Wikinews interviews Rocky De La Fuente, U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate

Wikinews interviews Rocky De La Fuente, U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate

Posted at January 23, 2018 @ 2:20 am by in Uncategorized

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Businessman Rocky De La Fuente took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

The 61-year-old De La Fuente resides in San Diego, California, grew up in Tijuana, and owns multiple businesses and properties throughout the world. Since getting his start in the automobile industry, De La Fuente has branched out into the banking and real estate markets. Despite not having held or sought political office previously, he has been involved in politics, serving as the first-ever Hispanic superdelegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention.

De La Fuente entered the 2016 presidential race last October largely due to his dissatisfaction with Republican front-runner Donald Trump. He argues he is a more accomplished businessman than Trump, and attacks Trump as “a clown,” “a joke,” “dangerous,” and “in the same category as Hitler.” Nevertheless, De La Fuente’s business background begets comparisons with Trump. The Alaskan Midnight Sun blog described him as the Democrats’ “own Donald Trump.”

While receiving only minimal media coverage, he has campaigned actively, and according to the latest Federal Election Commission filing, loaned almost US$ 4 million of his own money to the campaign. He has qualified for 48 primary and caucus ballots, but has not yet obtained any delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Thus far, according to the count at The Green Papers, De La Fuente has received 35,406 votes, or 0.23% of the total votes cast. He leads among the many lesser-known candidates but trails both Senator Bernie Sanders who has received nearly 6.5 million votes and front-runner Hillary Clinton who has just shy of 9 million votes.

With Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn?, De La Fuente discusses his personal background, his positions on political issues, his current campaign for president, and his political future.


  • 1 Interview
    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 Campaign
    • 1.3 Issues
    • 1.4 Future
  • 2 Related news
  • 3 Sources
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Looking For Mini Storage Facilities For Sale?

Posted at January 22, 2018 @ 2:55 am by in Public Relations

By Allan Smithz

If so, then you are probably one of the few smart investors that has recognized that there is “gold in them there hills”. The mini storage industry really got its start in the late 1960s, and since then, many many thousands of investors have made this a small, personal gold mine.

What these smart investors know is that ini storage buildings are needed all across the country for various reasons. In some areas of the country, rent is increasing faster than consumers can keep up with thus forcing them to occupy smaller spaces….. You guessed it, many of these spaces do not have enough storage.

Even for some businesses in this tough economy, they are being forced to move into smaller office spaces: of course then the question of what should they do with their extra furniture or other belongings comes to mind. If you are one of the smart mini-storage owners, then the answer becomes simple. Come rent space from me in my mini-storage complex. By investing in mini storage buildings, you can offer these people an affordable mini storage building to really accommodate their storage needs.

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If you are like most people looking for a mini-storage to purchase, then you probably already have experience in real estate investing…. typically by owning residential rental properties first. After having to deal with my many issues related to owning residential real estate, you may be looking for a different approach…. you know the old adage, rental real estate would be great if just not for tubs, toilets, and tenants. WObviously many people have their own nightmare stories to share from drugs, to prostitution, to even murder in their rental real estate. There has to be (and their is) a better way.

Given that you are looking for mini-storage facilities for sale, then let me talk about what investing in a self storage facility is like. Just by way of background, there are probably 4 or 5 big Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT’s) that are fundamentally in the Self Storage Business. Their names are Public Storage, Extra Space, Uncle Bobs, Shurguard and U-Store-It. All these REIT’s are in this business to make money and they make lots of it. If you get a chance, look them up as they are public and you will see how well they operate and the dividends they provide to their investors….. now the question becomes is if you can buy a mini-storage or two and operate in the same fashion.

As compared to many forms of passive income generation, one of the biggest attraction to owning self-storage facilities is that there is no plumbing. All Self Storage Buildings are composed of is walls and a tin roof, and typically a concrete foundation…. boy does that sound simple to maintain, much like a warehouse. This warehouse space is then broken down into multiple units of varying sizes that are rent-able to the general public for a nominal fee.

In addition, unless your target area is saturated with mini-storage units, we think you will find rather attractive returns on investment as compared to many other types of rental properties. So, in short, if you are looking for a mini-storage complex for sale, then get educated first and then get out there a do it!

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Inter Milan cancels tour of England due to safety concerns

Inter Milan cancels tour of England due to safety concerns

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

The Italian football team Inter Milan have cancelled their tour of England, where they were to play the English teams Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Portsmouth, and Norwich City. The four matches were due to take place between 25 July and 31 July.

The cancellation of the tour has come days after a failed bomb attack on London. Only one match — the game against Crystal Palace — was to have been played in London.

Inter Milan confirmed in a statement that the attacks on London compelled the club to cancel their tour of England, saying that: “Football takes a step back because of increasing serious events which touch the sensitivity of everyone. For this reason, and given the situation, the club has decided to cancel the team’s tour of England.”

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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer makes 2005 Budget speech

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer makes 2005 Budget speech

Posted at January 21, 2018 @ 3:02 am by in Uncategorized

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable Gordon Brown PC MP, in a speech to the British House of Commons today presented his ninth Budget, what is very likely to be his last Budget before the next UK General Election. This opened the parliamentary debate on the 2005 Finance Bill, and was followed by responses from the opposition parties.

In a 48 minute long speech, the Chancellor presented a Budget of “tax cuts that are reasonable, spending that is affordable, and [economic] stability that is paramount”, that was “the prudent course for Britain”. There were few surprises that had not already been indicated in his 2004 pre-Budget report. The increase in the threshold on stamp duty was greater than that forecast by commentators, as was the amount of the Council Tax rebate to households with pensioners.


  • 1 The Budget in detail
    • 1.1 Duty
    • 1.2 Taxes
    • 1.3 Benefits
    • 1.4 Business
    • 1.5 Employment
    • 1.6 Savings
    • 1.7 Spending
    • 1.8 Memorials
  • 2 Responses from opposition parties
    • 2.1 Conservative
    • 2.2 Liberal Democrat
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Surprise Your Wife On Her Birthday

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By Gerry Simmons

Are you having troubles choosing the best birthday gift for your dearest wife? Well, do not worry because in this article, you will be able to learn some of the best ideas for birthday presents for your wife.

Women in general love surprises. Some may say that they hate surprises but the truth is that they just hate to wait to see what the surprise is. Therefore, on your wifes birthday, it is advisable that you come up with a great surprise for her. This will surely make her feel special and loved.

Here are some tips on how to surprise your beloved wife on her birthday:

1. Prepare a breakfast in bed for her breakfast in bed kind of surprise may be a clich already but this does not mean that it is not sweet anymore. Your wife will surely appreciate to wake up on her birthday with you kissing her good morning and giving her breakfast that you prepared. If you do not know how to cook then you should practice ahead of time on how to make waffles, poach eggs, fry some bacons and ham and probably prepare some French toast. She will definitely have a good start of her day. To make this surprise sweeter, you should also give some long stem roses for your lovely wife.

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2. Plan a vacation getaway another way to surprise your wife on her birthday is to celebrate her birthday out of town or abroad. You should prepare everything from your flight to hotel reservation up to the surprise dinner for the two of you. This surprise will probably bring tears of joy in her eyes.

3. Renovate your room according to her wishes do you notice how your wife looks at bed frames with drawers and contemporary platform beds when you are shopping for furniture? Well, maybe it is best to do some renovation in your room and follow exactly what she wants whether in terms of bed, bathroom sinks or wall paint in your room. To do this surprise, you will need to find an excuse to stay in a hotel for couple of days until your plan is finished.

4. Plan a Spa party for her you could also invite her friends for a Spa party. For sure, your wife will love a good massage and good talks with her girl friends. She will be touched that you care to set this kind of event for her and her friends.

5. Produce a special video presentation for her lastly, you could bring out the romantic side of you by producing a wonderful video presentation for her. You could sing a song for her, narrate how you two met and fall in love with each other or probably say how much you love her. If you have the guts, you could upload the video in YouTube and just send her the link and for sure, she will be surprised that you basically announced to the whole world how much you love your wife.

The tips mentioned in this article will surely make your wife happiest on her birthday. It is best not to divulge your plans or even give a clue to her to make the surprise plan successful. It would also be great to prepare video cameras to capture her reaction when you told her about your surprise. For sure, her birthday will be memorable because of your efforts to surprise her.

About the Author: Gerry Simmons is a design specialist and enjoys writing about any type of home dcor such as

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