CE Marking

My lamp needs CE certification in order for it to be sold in the EU which is causing many a mind melting moments in my head. Trying to figuire out how to either get round it or get clear guidance on how to apply for it. I have never run a business nor wanted to sell a product before but this seems like a good opportunity to do it. Just I need help.

Please comment below if you know how to get hold of a CE mark in the UK under the Low Voltage directive. Or just any advice from anyone who has sold electrical products before. It would be much appreciated.

To see my lamp: http://www.rosshetherington.com/?p=210

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TESCO!!!

Tesco 

I felt it was appropriate with the way things are going to start this post with TESCO written in large capitalised letters and then adding three exclamation points after it. I decided I should do this because the company is shoved in your face everywhere you look and it needs to be presented how it presents itself – aka ‘Oi! small family business dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’ and then promptly fills the tiny gap in the screw selling market so it gets a huge share of the market it doesn’t need.

There is no real point to this post after my little tiny rant in the previous paragraph. But I suppose I could write about how they are taking over all the small businesses and effectively closing down rural England with their might and their power. They arn’t doing anything wrong in business terms – just growing to fill needs and focusing on the demands of their shareholders but Tesco has little compassion for the family firms that just want to be left alone.

For instance Tesco go out their way to take products traditionally sold in department stores or DIY stores and then place them on their shelves next to the fruit and veg. This is diversity and because it’s so diverse the EU cannot stop them due to a legal loophole in the market share quotas. As Tesco effectively work in several markets now, there is no single market that they could pin them down to lower competition.

Then I am just ranting atm – Tesco needs to show that they care for the small businesses more and the rural communities destroyed by it and other large supermarkets. They are putting people out of home and a job perhaps inevitably.

I feel Tesco needs to run a small community project where they support small stores but are allowed to help them out and take a small slice of profits that way they get more stores without having to drive them out of business – i’m sure they would never even think of this but it is one solution they could look into.


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Courtroom Blunders

Courtroom Hammer

Here are some mistakes made by stupid Lawyers out there asking questions that have no definitive answer – I’ve given you the pick of the crop to choose from you can see more from the link below – some will make you howl with laughter.


Lawyer: “Was that the same nose you broke as a child?”
Witness: “I only have one, you know.”

Lawyer: “Can you describe what the person who attacked you looked like?”
Witness: “No. He was wearing a mask.”
Lawyer: “What was he wearing under the mask?”
Witness: “Er…his face.”


Lawyer
: “Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?”
Witness: “No.”
Lawyer: “Did you check for blood pressure?”
Witness: “No.”
Lawyer: “Did you check for breathing?”
Witness: “No.”
Lawyer: “So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?”
Witness: “No.”
Lawyer: “How can you be so sure, Doctor?”
Witness: “Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.”
Lawyer: “But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?”
Witness: “Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.”

Lawyer: “And lastly, Gary, all your responses must be oral. Ok? What school do you go to?”
Witness: “Oral.”
Lawyer: “How old are you?”
Witness: “Oral.”

Lawyer: “Could you see him from where you were standing?”
Witness: “I could see his head.”
Lawyer: “And where was his head?”
Witness: “Just above his shoulders.”

You can find more of these blunders here.


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