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Canadian Landscaper is Also an African King

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Royal landscaping services, anyone?

A Ghanaian man who emigrated to British Columbia in 2012 is now the King of his tribe back home — but he’s still mowing lawns in Canada, too.

Eric Manu, 32, first left his home with the Akan tribe in Ghana to marry a Canadian woman. At the time, his uncle was the chief of the tribe, and Manu had no expectations that the role would ever pass down to him.

But then, in 2013, his uncle died. And in the summer of 2015, Manu got word from the tribe of 6,000 people that he had been chosen as their new leader.

“I wasn’t really thinking that it was going to be me because I’m too young for that,” Manu said

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Tips to Help You Create a Gorgeous Outdoor Living Space

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Landscaping is one of the most popular and creative ways to beautify your home. Not only can it create a relaxing space for you and your family to spend time in, it can even raise the property value of your home.
However, it can’t do any of those things if it’s not done properly. So before you go all out on a DIY-spree, here are a few tips to help you create that gorgeous outdoor living space you’ve been dreaming of.
Accessibility
the fact of the matter is that there’s really no point in having a beautiful backyard if you can’t get out there and make good use of it. Make sure your outdoor living spaces are accessible and beautiful at the same time. That way, you can come straight from the office to your peaceful yard.
Privacy
Neighbors can be nosy, and

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Cutting Your Energy Costs With HVAC Repair

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The heating and cooling units are very important parts of the home. They keep the residents cool during the hot, summer months and warm during the cold, winter months. They also keep temperature resistant items in the home safe, such as the plumbing and piping. The piping system in the home is at risk of bursting if the home is not properly heated, for example. Any homeowner who has ever gone to turn on their HVAC unit to find it not working understands how stressful and inconvenient it can be. You are required to call a contractor for HVAC repair, and you may be required to wait for many weeks, especially if it is during peak HVAC season.

The peak HVAC seasons tend to be at the beginning of the summer, when homeowners are first turning on their cooling units and at the beginning of winter, when ho

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Is Your Home Poisoning Your Family? Why Lead Paint is Still a Real Threat in America

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Despite extensive public outcry over high levels of lead in their plumbing, paint, and even in their backyards, the statistics are shocking: more than 75% of all homes in American still contain lead paint. More than 3 million toddlers and preschoolers — one in six American children — have toxic levels of lead in their bloodstreams. Although commercially available paints now have severely limited allowable levels of lead, there is still a huge risk from ambient lead in old homes.

Lead was used for many decades in paint, and the vast majority of homes and offices that were built before 1940 do have toxic levels of lead paint on their walls: young children have an incredibly high risk of lead poisoning because they may teethe on windowsills that have lead paint on them. They may also

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Types of Cranes and How Ground Protection Mats Can Make Them Safer

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No matter the job, crane safety is always something that should be at the forefront of your thoughts. However, no two cranes or jobs are exactly alike, which means that they will need their own form of safety.
Despite that, there are a few safety measures that all types of cranes have in common. Outrigger pads and ground protection mats are among the most used, and for good reason. Here’s how tools like ground protection mats and crane pads can help enhance the safety of different types of cranes.
Mobile Cranes
Mobile cranes are usually a crane-like structure mounted on a moving platform or vehicle that makes transportation much easier. Ground protection mats are ess

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