Death Toll At Least 30 In Mauriupo, Ukraine

There were at least 30 people killed in the ongoing battle between pro-Russian separatists and the government of Ukraine. Among those reported dead were two children. The southeastern city of Ukraine is among the many areas in the war stricken country that experienced heavy shelling activities.

There were at least 100 people reported to be injured during the violent attacks. Many of the wounded suffered shrapnel injuries. Seventy five people needed to be rushed to the hospital for the serious injury.

Who is to blame for the attack?

According to the regional police of Donetsk, it was the group of the pro-Russian separatists that are behind the attacks. Only one person was arrested in response to the serious attack.

The police reported that the situation was already under control and urged the residents in the area to stay calm and to listen only to reliable sources of information.

Warnings against Russia

The global community condemns this heinous act of Russia. The United States Secretary John Kerry warned Russia of sanctions from the international committee if it does not stop bullying Ukraine. The Secretary is calling out for Russia to stop its support these separatists, end its supply of weaponries to fighters and to close the border between Russia and Ukraine.

The president of Ukraine expressed his grave sentiments over Russia’s continued support to the violent groups. With Russia’s acts in the past days, they have clearly breached the commitments and agreements that they had during last year’s meeting at Minsk.

The events that led to the tension between Russia and Ukraine

The war between Russia and Ukraine is a crisis on who is the rightful owner of the Crimean peninsula. Russia claimed it to be part of its territory although only five members of the United Nations, including Russia, affirm to Russia’s claims. Ukraine and Russia have been in a continuous struggle since. With Russia being the greater nations between the two, world political leaders see this as a David and Goliath showdown, only this time, the smaller country was sure to lose.

International sanctions were already made on Russia which left deep scars on its economy. Despite the sanctions, Russia still continues to proclaim itself the rightful owner of the peninsula and had opted for violent attacks.

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Thailand To Buy More Power Supply To Satisfy Growing Demand


In order to ensure that there is sufficient supply to meet demand; Thailand will likely buy 9,000 megawatts of electricity from Laos that has announced its policy as the “Battery of Asia”. Laos has the capability to develop hydropower plants with combined capacity of 20,000 MW annually. Thailand is currently buying 7,000 MW from Laos every year according to the recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the two countries signed in 2007.

Since the MoU has expired, senior officials in Thailand are working on the details of a new memorandum of understanding to be signed during the ASEAN Summit meeting that will be held in Laos in September. The total 9,000 MV that be will be bought by Thailand will be generated from hydropower which is a more economical option to fossil fuel. Thailand is making the effort to reduce its reliance on natural gas-generated power and to diversify to other energy sources.

At present, the major sources of gas for the country are the Gulf of Thailand and Myanmar’s Gulf of Martaban. However, these sources will likely be exhausted within the decade due to Thailand’s heavy reliance on natural gas. Earlier, Thailand has attempted to solve the problem by importing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) but it is very costly. This is the reason why Thailand has to search for more hydropower purchasing contracts from its neighbors in Southeast Asia.

Laos has two more hydropower plants that can supply 1,418 MW of power to Thailand that includes Pak Beng and Nam Theun. Pak Beng has capacity of 798 MW while Nam Theun I has a capacity of 520 MW. Agreements for the purchase of power are still under negotiation. Thailand is also finalizing a shortlist of plants that can supply power to the nation to meet the increasing demand for energy.

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New Company Gets Support From Ford

Ford is now proving that it is serious in expanding its venture into what is now the future of automobiles – the technology used in self-driving cars. As way of its expansion, it has decided to join the funding round for a startup company that creates 3D maps. The new company is called Civil Maps. The funding round was worth $6.6 million and it was spearheaded by Motus Ventures and that was when Ford joined in along with other companies such as StartX Stanford, Wicklow Capital, AME Cloud Ventures owned by the cofounder of Yahoo, Jerry Yang.

The technology employed in mapping is considered to play a major part in the race to creating self-driving vehicles. The same thing was witnessed last year when the auto makers from Germany acquired the Here maps from Nokia.

According to Civil Maps, they are using special data in order to map localization in very accurate manner thus their mapping technology suits what is required by self-driving vehicles as well as mobile networks. They also claimed that their technology is better than the ones in use today.

The company wants to develop its technology in order to be used in fully automatic self-driving cars like the self-driving vehicles that Google are developing and not the ones similar to what Tesla developed since the vehicle still requires a driver to be present in order to take the controls at anytime.

The software that Civil Maps is using employs 3D data from different sensors including cameras and laser imaging with very high resolution that is taken with the use of Lidar technology. These data are then organized into maps that can be interpreted and read by the machine. According to the company, the software used by their artificial intelligence have less requirements when it comes to storage and transmission thereby making it suitable to be employed in crowdsourcing map data through the use of mobile networks. Though maps are modern and digital nowadays, there are other forms which are still in use such as the illustrated maps which is still in use by many because of its unique and detailed mapping.

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Will Hardfork Happening Soon In Bitcoin Community?

There was a recent meeting that involved the pools as well as miners that comprises the top 75 per cent of the hashpower and there are leaked information concerning the meeting. According to sources, it has been agreed upon that there will be a hardfork to 2Mb in the event that the developers of the Bitcoin Core does not launched the latest client for Bitcoin Core that is equipped with 2Mb hardfork code come August 1 of this year.

Though the rumor is still unverified, a statement from the concerned parties stated that the above rumor is just a guess by a poster – it could be right or wrong. It is evident though those miners are making a move after three of the leading developers of Bitcoin Core stated that there will be no merging of hardfork in the future.

One of the most obvious evidence that something is happening is that the publication made by HaoBtc. They are known to be a devoted supporter of the Bitcoin Core. The article is a call for the parties involved to make known and clarify what has occurred and agreed upon during the consensus that occurred in Hong Kong.

According to the Roundtable Consensus that occurred in Hong Kong, representatives as well as members of the bitcoin community have come upon an agreement to launch a SegWit and produce it at the same time that the new hardfork version of released by Bitcoin Core. The Segwit was launched April of this year and it is expected that the latest hardfork code will be launched by July of the same year.

The tweet sent by the founder of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, indicated the influence that HaoBtc have. HaoBtc released a statement that both sound apologetic as well as giving a clear view of what the miners feel. It stated that the 2mb hardfork is considered very important by the consensus since there was a deadline that was attached to it. In order to have a better bitcoin mining hardware, the hardfork code will be available July of this year.

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3 Notable Characteristics Of Bitcoin

During its conception, no one would’ve guessed that Bitcoin would grow so big. Five years ago, Bitcoin is only valued at a few cents but now, 1 bitcoin is equal to $660.00. Bitcoin has grown so beautifully and while Bitcoin’s future is still uncertain, with the way it is going, you can only expect a bright future for it. It is even possible that Bitcoin is the future.

Right now, more and more people are using Bitcoin as they have found it easier and more convenient. If you’re still wondering what Bitcoin is, it is basically a digital currency that is created and held electronically. Bitcoin isn’t printed like regular money. It is created or ‘mined’ by people or even business that run computers around the world using software programmed to solve mathematical problems.

Bitcoin does not rely on a central authority which means that banks or governments don’t control it. Instead, it is controlled by algorithms. Bitcoins can be used to anonymously buy services or goods and if you want to acquire bitcoins, we need coins and you would be able to buy them on Bitcoin marketplaces or ‘mine’ them yourself.

There is a lot of difference between regular currencies and Bitcoin. Here are 3 notable characteristics that set apart Bitcoin from regular currencies.

  1. One of the most prominent characteristics of Bitcoin is that it is decentralized. This means that it has no need for a central authority or a third party broker such as banks or the government. Decentralization allows Bitcoin complete freedom from the government’s control and all the control goes to the algorithms. There isn’t anyone who controls the Bitcoin network.
  2. With Bitcoin, you will be able to purchase goods and services anonymously. Bitcoin addresses aren’t linked to any names or addresses.

Transparency. While there is anonymity with Bitcoin, there is also transparency. This means that all of your transactions will be recorded and stored in a general ledger called blockchain. This blockchain stores all transactions in the network which means that if you use a public Bitcoin address, everyone would see how much bitcoins you have in that address although no one would know it’s yours.



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Twinkle Toes Moving Onto Its Next Venture

In Rye, there is a business called Twinkle Toes that is owned and manage by Denise MacDonald. The said business has been in operation for 22 years already. It is the one stop shop for all the necessities and essentials of expecting mothers. Another business, Wish, is located just within the vicinity of the Twinkle Toes which is another business that is owned by MacDonald. The shop is the best place one can go into if they are looking to buy gifts with high end quality. It was only recently that two of the businesses are merged under one roof and has adopted a new name, Twish. It offers what the two separate businesses used to offer before.

According to MacDonald, the merger happened July of last year and it is the way it should be. She revealed how the same clients are coming to shop in both of his businesses. It is quite common to see gifts given are combined purchases from both stores and the clients have to walk back and forth in order to shop.

As soon as the Wish shop was closed down, everything has been more convenient for MacDonald and also to her employees. The clients may have taken a while to get used to the new structure.

Customers will still have the same personalized service that both businesses has offered before the merge, not to mention the unique offerings of the store. Baby necessities remain to be the most popular and most bought items in the shop such as sweaters, fleece jackets and blankets. MacDonald said that anything that can be monogrammed on remains to be the highest in sales. It has been observed that the top selling items in both the baby and gift category are those items that can be monogrammed.

This is the time of the year where the gift section have a higher sales when it comes to outdoor and acrylic items such as barbecue boards that can be monogrammed on. The baby section, on the other hand, continues to sell monogrammed baby gifts such as buckets and beach towels.

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Plumbing Apprenticeship Program Receives Generous Donation From A Plumbing Business

Lethbridge College has an existing plumbing apprenticeship program and one of the local plumbing companies decided to leave a lifetime of legacy at the school by giving a generous donation to help support the program.

According to reports, the Simpson Plumbing has given $200,000 in order to make the Simpson Plumbing Classroom. The said project will be built inside the phase two of the current trades and technology facility of Lethbridge College. The business of Simpson Plumbing has been a family owned since its beginning in Lethbridge and is now in operation for over 30 years.

It was discovered that the owner of the plumbing company, Roger Simpson, used to be an apprentice way back in 1989. After which, he took over the family business and became the president after his own father, Bill Simpson last 2003. Roger Simpson now has a son of his own, Justin Fisher, who is busy working as a journeyman plumber. It was only last year that the 19 year old Justin Fisher won a plumbing competition, the national Skills Canada.

According to Mr. Simpson, he considers it a legacy for the three generations of plumber in his family – his father, his brother and now his own son. He also revealed that during the summer, they encourage family members of the staff to work for them in order to earn some cash and to be able to appreciate how their parents are working.

The donation was triggered upon the launch of the Plumber Apprenticeship program just this January. Simpson is glad that they now have a local program which means that those who are planning to be an apprentice won’t have to go away from home in order to so. It is not only beneficial for them financially but the students will also be able to stay with their families. They only have to go to school in the day time and be home by night time with their respective families.

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Effective Classroom Teaching Tips For TEFL

It is true that Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or TEFL, offers many benefits. In fact, one of the most common reasons why people engage in TEFL is for the travel opportunities that it gives along with making a little money. However, when you look at the positive things that TEFL can give you, you should also consider the challenges that you would face. Your problems wouldn’t be too different from the problems that regular teachers experience when teaching and TEFL teachers experience their own challenges.

To help you out a bit, here are some effective classroom teaching tips that you can use.

  1. Group work. Now, if you put yourself in your students’ shoes, you’d understand how it is difficult for one to really learn about a language that is foreign. It is even much more difficult to learn by yourself that is why you should incorporate group work when teaching English in Thailand. This way, the students wouldn’t have to process your lessons alone. Try to group your students to at least three or two so that they could help each other out.
  2. Oral Communication. Reading and writing are two effective ways in teaching English but if you truly want your students to get familiarized with the language, you should maximize oral communication with them.
  3. Comprehensive Lesson Plan. When it comes to teaching English, cultural differences may become a challenge for most teachers that is why you should create a comprehensive lesson plan that would address the needs of every student taking into consideration their culture and educational backgrounds.
  4. Lessen Dictionaries. As much as possible, you should limit the use of dictionaries in your class and instead, try teaching them words and help them take these words into practice.
  5. Give your students homework as much as possible so that even after class, English would still be a great deal to them.
  6. Let your students make mistakes for it is through mistakes that people learn. Just don’t forget to correct their mistakes or better yet, have them go through their mistakes themselves so that they could correct their own mistakes.
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House Buyers In London Need At Least 500,000 Pounds

The average cost of homes has broken already through the 500,000 pounds barrier in at least half of London postcodes. The research result conducted by Stirling Ackrpyd found out that out of 279 postcode districts found in Greater London, 142 or about 51 percent had an average price of about 500,000 pounds.

If you take a survey of homes situated outside of London, you will find out that the average prices are less than 500,000 pounds. The half-million pound postcodes located in London now includes E1 in the East part, SE15 in Peckham. The average prices for homes in these two postcodes have reached 501,900 and 503,000 pounds respectively. The research institute said that the house prices has long been skewed by the very expensive neighborhoods but have now been rising broadly and steadily and has increasingly become detached from the rest of Wales and England. The managing director commented that London has increasingly become another country. Within the borders specified, more and more location has been claimed by home values which were only dreamed by the sellers in the past.

How to Fix the House Crisis in 2016

Gone are the days where there were traditional prejudices on certain postcodes. London has become more diverse than ever. However the boundaries are blurring and shifting. Bankers and lawyers are likely to live in Hackney as they are willing to choose Fulham while the offices of financial services and law firms are found frequently within the Southbank or Shoreditch as they are in the City.

The research result also found out that there are still neighborhoods that are within the easy reach in central London wherein the average prices were less than the common 500,000 pounds. West London on the other hand remains to be the most expensive places to buy.

Those who are looking to live in London are now faced with a huge problem. However, for those who are engaged in real estate and even to enterprises who are in construction, painting and decorating are benefiting from these developments. Those who are looking to tie up with a reliable and trusted painting and decorating company, you may visit

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What You Should Know About Hiring Tree Services

Ask yourself, when is it advisable to hire tree services? Well, to put it simply, you don’t always have to hire tree services in dire need. Of course, during situations where your safety is being compromised, you would definitely need to hire arborists or tree surgeons. Instances like when a tree limb crashes through your window shattering the glass and sending the shards scattering on your carpet calls for professional limbing work that can only be done by tree professionals. However, you can also hire tree services for maintenance. If you want to keep your trees pruned and healthy, you can hire a tree surgeon to help you care for your trees. Doing so will also increase the value of your property.

Homeowners are advised not to meddle with DIY tree service because they could be very dangerous. For example, if you need a decayed tree cut down, it would require effective planning and preparing. You would have to effectively calculate the direction where the tree will fall. One slight miscalculation can send your tree towards your home which will not only endanger the lives of your family but will also cause a great deal of damage to your property. That is why you should always go for professionals because they are the ones who are fully equipped and trained to conduct tree-related work. Also, they’ll be able to guide you through tree regulations to help you avoid getting on the wrong side of the law.

But the question is where will you find such services? The answer is easy: ONLINE. The Internet is home to numerous companies that offer tree services. However, you should be careful when choosing a company because they might turn out unfit for the job. Make sure you choose a certified company like Ark Tree Work. Do not go for the ones that will ask you to pay an advance even without providing the estimates. You must also ask for a written contract on the type of work that needs to get done.

Another way of finding tree services is through word of mouth. If you know someone who just recently had work done on their trees, you should definitely consult that person.

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Helpful Tips To Consider Before Packing Moving Boxes

– If you are going to move out of your house and onto a new home, you are definitely placed in a tight packing problem. But before you start packing your moving boxes, there might be a few things you may want to consider first.

  1. Clean your home quickly. Yes, you might be thinking: “What is the use for cleaning the house when you are planning to move away?” But you should know that it would be easier to pack your things when you clean the house. You do not have to engage in intense cleaning like scrubbing the bathroom floor. Instead, give at least a quick 15 minute cleaning for every room so that you’ll be able to start your packing in a clean environment and by doing so, you’d be able to pack faster as things are now more organized and easily accessible.
  2. Take out the clutter. Know which things are useful enough for you to keep. For the things that don’t have any use for you, you should know that they’ll only take up space on your new house and it would be wiser to just throw them away.
  3. Set a system. Packing can get very overwhelming and chaotic and because of this, it can be quite difficult to keep track of the things you are packing. So before you pack, try setting up a system first and determine the things you want to keep, the things you want to sell or give away and the things you want to throw away. Sort them out on different containers and make sure to label them specifically so you don’t end up throwing valuable items.
  4. Responsible labeling. This is needed for effective packing. What you need to do is to label each container with the room that they should be unloaded into so that your unpacking session doesn’t get too chaotic and your other family members don’t get their items lost or mixed with yours.
  5. Find the right containers. While you may just want to purchase a 100 medium sized moving boxes, the painful truth is that you would actually need Paper Mart boxes of varying sizes because not all of your belongings are sized the same. It is also important to find sturdy boxes so that your things don’t get messed up while on transport.
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Luxury Home Equipped With Suite For Man’s Best Friend

If you visit the Horner’s Woods subdivision and check out the house located at 833 Barkentine Dr., you may think that this is a house as common as others. In fact, the shingle style house located in the quite street will prove you wrong.

Because of the suburban setting, one might not expect much from the house in Pine Creek Bay without knowing that it has a water dock that is 15-foot deep leading to Lake Michigan as well as Lake Macatawa. There is also an outdoor swimming pool inside the estate, a hot tub for relaxation and sandy beach that one could enjoy. The 100 foot lot also keeps inside a tiny place for nature preserve for those who love the greenery.

The luxury home is said to be 11 years old and is now listed in the market for a price tag of $3 million. The listing was done by Wendy Ryder who is from International Realty in Shore Sotheby.

There is a guest suite in the lower level but it has been recently converted into a kennel for the furry family members. The suite boasts a dog bath and a door that makes it easier for pets to access an outdoor place to run and roam which is completely paved as well as fenced. For those who are not fond of pets or do not wish to have one, Ryder explained that the kennel suite can be converted back into a bedroom since there is already plumbing provided for bathroom fixtures.

If you are a guest inside the house, there are two front doors that give access to the foyer passing through the porch. The entrance hall will lead the visitors into a floating staircase and into a living room with very high ceiling. The living room has an amazing view of the water outside since there are eight windows placed around the rounded wall.

For those who are do not have the means to this luxury home, a luxury bathroom is possible by making use of single basin vanity units from The Bathrooms and More Store.

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Owners of Albuquerque’s Famous Indian Restaurant To Retire

The very first Indian restaurant that was opened in Duke City dates back to Ronald Reagan during his first term in the oval office. At that time, the internet was still in its early stages and it was then that Ajay and Rajul Gupta decided to open their very own Indian restaurant.

It was formally opened last April of the year 1982 and was called the Indian Kitchen. From then until today, the restaurant is known in Albuquerque for those people who have learned to love the unique and exotic taste of the Indian cuisine. The tradition of dining in the Indian restaurant has been passed on for a few generations now. The married couple who started the restaurant was also responsible in creating their signature Indian dishes such as saag paneer, chicken tikka masala and samosas.

Ajay Gupta is the one responsible in handling the kitchen where he is in charge of all the entrees in the menu while his wife, Rajul Gupat, is the one taking care of the appetizers as well as the desserts selections. Rajul also acts as the face of the place because she welcomes and serves the diners and she is known to always appear so elegant wearing her different colored sari.

According to Ajay, night after night of their opening is considered as a new show for the couple tandem. Now, the show is about to end for both of them. The Indian Kitchen restaurant will be serving only until the 12th of December because of the couple’s decision to retire.

The husband and wife shared how their customers have been their family for the past years as well. They have come to know of their children as well as their grandchildren. They have memorized the favorite dishes of their most loyal diners and even modified some of their dishes in order to meet the needed requirement for a specific person’s diet.

Albuquerque is not the only place where there is deliciousIndian food but there are Indian restaurant in Perth that offers them as well.

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Online Tools That Will Help In Growing A Business

Starting an online store can be daunting because you have to literally start from zero. You build a website from the ground up, fill it with quality content and check it for any technical glitches before you launch it to the public. After the launching, the work is not over because you have to grow your mailing lists, spread your brand through social media and manage client schedules efficiently.

The mailing list is basically a foundation for marketing but getting started can be overwhelming. However, there are tools that make the job easier like “email opt-in”. This tool is not as complicated as it seems. Once you have the opt-in in your website it will direct potential and existing clients to provide you their name and email address so that they can be added to the mailing list.

The importance of social media can no longer be overlooked by businesses. In order to gain prominent social media presence, every business must update regularly to generate public interest. However, posting updates on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram can consume most of your time and energy. There is a plethora of online tools like Meet Edgar and Hootsuite that will allow you to reach more customers in a fraction of the time that you will spend in posting manually.

To generate content, it will be more cost effective to outsource the job. Nobody is on the cutting edge of social media more than teenagers who can be your asset in expanding your social media presence. However, another problem can crop up because as your business grows there will be more clients.

Trying to manage all your appointments can be frustrating not to mention the fact it can result into miscommunication with your clients. A booking platform can take care of online scheduling so that clients can book for appointments by themselves. It becomes much easier on their part to do business with you.

Starting Online Business is more efficient and effective when you hire professionals for the job. They can build your online store with the right tools to immediately gain online presence. You can follow up customers through automated emails and make sure that your business is integrated with social media.

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Toxic Lead Found In An Elementary School’s Plumbing System

The water used at Flint elementary school was subjected to a recent testing and results showed a high level of toxic lead. The water was extracted from the school’s drinking fountain as well as faucets. This news was admitted by the state officials as a problem that stemmed mainly from the kind of fixtures that are installed inside the school building.

According to the publicized result of the water testing conducted at Eisenhower Elementary, out of the 43 water outlets that were tested, 18 of these were found out to have lead levels. The lead content is said to be more than 15 parts for every billion and was found out least once in every 18 outlets tested for the duration of the testing. The data showed that the level is more than the acceptable limit set by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States.

The water samples that were tested were extracted last October 30 and 31 by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Samples were taken from each of the 43 water fixtures including two of the out buildings that are included in the school property.

According to DEQ, the likely culprit of the lead that has leached into the system is the fixtures and the plumbing that is responsible in connecting the water system inside the building. Lead is known to be used in soldering the copper pipe joints, brass valves as well as brass fittings. The brass components that are used in the fixtures including the galvanized piping also make use of lead.

Another statement from the report revealed that the highest source of lead that is tested was found to be coming from the separate drinking fountains and faucets. The main supply plumbing that is used by the main building as well as the two outbuildings in the property is not lead contributors.

The testing was done after it has been found out that many of the children from three of Flint’s school have high lead levels in their blood. A thorough testing was conducted at Eisenhower after lead content was also found Brownell and Freeman Elementary. For proper plumbing installation near Sheffield, contact Pro Jett.

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Holiday Gifts That Can Inspire Children To Be More Technologically Conscious

Christmas is fast approaching it is very likely that you are thinking of potential presents for children. Early planning is the best option to avoid a ridiculous bout of financial splurging. There are unlimited options when it comes to children’s gifts from board games, toy guns and dolls but if you are looking for something different, here are some gifts that can inspire a child to delve into the world of technology.

  • Women in Science card game – is an educational game that can be played by the family. The game costs about €20 and it is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on their minds about key women in the world of science.
  • Lottie dolls – even little girls aspire to become engineers, scientists and technicians. Lottie dolls are not the standard dolls you see in the mall; Irish start up Arklu, the maker of the Lottie dolls want to empower children to be themselves. The dolls are priced between €20 and €25 with different professions that will suit your requirements.
  • GoldieBlox Action hero – are a couple of women superheroes that get adventurous while zip-lining through towns and sky diving into cities. According to the company, about 12% of protagonists in Hollywood films are women and they are outnumbered by male superheroes 3 to 1. Girls also deserve action which they enjoy through Goldie and Ruby Rails. The superwomen dolls cost about €20 to €30 and can be purchased directly from toyshops in Ireland and the UK.
  • Makedo cardboard construction kits – makes children creative and encourages them to use a little imagination. Children can build forts, costumes, race cars and robots from cardboard boxes and tubes. The construction kit sells for $12.50 in the US plus shipping charges.
  • 3Doodler – is the world’s first printing pen that allows older children to draw in 3 dimensions using a selection of colored plastics. The pen itself costs about $99 while the plastic pack in rainbow colors cost $10 each.

Tulle material is an option over the traditional materials used for gift wrapping. Even if tulle material is extremely fine, lightweight and floating, it is surprisingly durable and strong to be used for packaging.

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Checklist For The Best Web Designer

A lot of people are looking to have their own website and hire a web designer without even knowing how to recognize the good ones from the bad ones. Knowing the difference between the two could help a great deal as it will save you the headache later on when you see the site that was built for you and the impact it has caused to your online business. There are some who hits the jackpot and find the best ones that are just perfect for the job.

There are important things one should know when hiring a web designer. Here is a checklist to keep things in check and to make sure that you found the best there is in a sea web design individuals and companies.

– Make sure to have a look at the portfolio of the web designer you are interested in hiring. They may have a lot of previous work done but it doesn’t mean that those work are exceptional. You have to see for yourself the quality of work done by the potential web designer you want to hire. If there are still active websites then you could ask for some and check it yourself. Be sure to browse the websites using both the web and mobile device. Inspect whether your future web site is compatible with the previous works done

– Know the actual process involved and previous workflow. You want to make sure that your web designer will finish the task that was set long before he has received a down payment. Research and make sure to know more about the kind of work process done by the designer. Make sure to ask the individual as well to know personally and take note if the explanation given was clear or vague.

– Ask what type of technologies and software will be included in the web service provided. Skill alone is not enough to make something awesome especially in this modern field. It is important that you have an idea on what type of software as well as technologies used while on the process of making the web site. Your vision must coincide with what the designer presents to you in the end.

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Plumbing Services At Your Fingertips

Home service industry is one of the latest developments these days such as the agreement that happened between HomeAdvisor and Google. The goal of which is to make it easier for the public to have access to a list of professionals and services they offer.

Home services are quiet on demand and there seemed to be no lack of projects for them either but despite that there is no denying that the list is getting longer and more and more companies are competing against each other to be contacted first by clients.

It was only this summer that Google started taking interest in this venture. Finally, three months ago, they were able to release a feature that makes it possible for homeowners to make appointments with service professionals and company with the help of the website. Recently, Google entered into another deal with HomeAdvisor, a platform that caters to all home services and is said to be the largest in the country nowadays when it comes to service professionals.

It was expected that after the agreement between the two, HomeAdvisor will have an increase in consumers reaching up to millions in number. Google, on the other hand, will have more certified professionals lining up in the top search results. According to a representative from HomeAdvisor, Google decided to make the deal because of one particular feature the company has to offer and that is Instant Booking.

It is now possible to book professionals in the healthcare and beauty department through the sidebars that appears after a search result in Google. Google is not the only company that is venturing into this field as there are more companies making ways to connect homeowners to various service professionals such as painters, electricians and plumbers. The industry once developed better is said to be carrying a value of $400 billion up to $800 billion.

One good example is HomeAdvisor’s greatest competition which is Thumbtack. The company risked a venture and has now a company value of worth $1.25 billion. Another big company vying to get in the field is Amazon together with TaskRabbit.

If you are in United Kingdom, there is no need for instant booking, contact Capital Plumbing & Heating for various plumbing and heating needs.

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What To Consider When Buying A Bed

Before you head to the nearest retail bed store, you should decide first if you really need a new bed. Are you experiencing from sleeplessness? Or are you constantly waking up in the morning with muscular pains and headaches? If you are experiencing these stresses, do not automatically blame the bed for it. Environmental as well as your lifestyle are common influences to sleeplessness. Some of the other known disturbers in a restless sleep are noise, excessive heat and stress and late-night drinking. However, if you evaluate yourself and answer several yeses to the questions below then it might be the right time for you to get a new bed.

  • When sleeping in your bed, do you feel the ridges and springs underneath the surface of the mattress?
  • When you move in bed, do you hear crunches and creaks?
  • Do you usually roll unintentionally when in bed?
  • Do you find it embarrassing when people see your bed without covers?
  • Is your bed more than a decade old?
  • Is your bed a hand-me-down?

If you are still not convinced to buy a new bed or you are very much reluctant in giving up your old bed despite all of its foibles, then you should consider how unhygienic it is to have it after sticking with it for more than a decade. Your mattress will soak up everything that is on it every night and even can soak up a kilogram of dead skin each year.


When buying a new and lasting bed, money should not be an issue for you. Always get the top quality bed which you can afford. In the United Kingdom, the average spending for the double divan type of bed is about 447 pounds. This price is far too low. A quality bed with the right spring and furnishing can cost you up to 1,000 pounds but the prices can scale up to as much as 10,000 pounds. If you are not in particular sure on how to choose the bed for you, you can always ask the shop keepers in bed stores Perth or ask the opinion of a friend.

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Wallpaper Is Making A Comeback

Many homeowners are afraid of wallpaper because it reminds them of the flowery stuff from grandma’s days. Another fear is the tendency for wallpapers to make rooms look smaller. Wallpaper is also difficult to hung and remove unless you hire the services of professionals. However, wallpapers are making a comeback and it is breaking free from its traditional locations.

Homeowners are now prepared to put wallpaper in different places throughout the home particularly in living rooms and dens and on the ceiling. The healthy diversity of wallpaper colors, textures and patterns on the market are creating a spatial effect that homeowner’s desire.

The biggest technological innovation that changed the traditional wallpaper is digital printing that allows practically any intricate image or complex pattern and design to be turned out easily and efficiently. Digital printing has allowed wallpaper designers to go into directions that were never possible even with the hand-printed designs. Today, wallpaper manufacturers can produce intricately patterned wallpaper with abstract, floral and butterfly designs.

The ancient craft of hand-blocking which is considered as one of the artistic ways of adding print to textiles is now being used to create an image or pattern or wallpaper. Before printing presses were automated, hand-blocking technique was used to print images and it has not changed much with the passing of time. In hand-blocking, images and patterns were imprinted using paint on the hand-carved blocks and its rough imperfections create a rustic effect. The end result is a unique design that can make a difference in how your walls look.

Another technological breakthrough that made wallpapers popular again is the quality of removable wallpaper. They are more like contact paper that is easier for painters and decorators Southampton to hung and replace. Painting that used to be the most common method of refreshing a room requires special techniques and a large investment. Wallpaper has become a great bang-for-the-buck alternative that achieves a more dramatic change of look.

However, if you are thinking of something that is more daring than the traditional, make sure to hire the services of painters and decorators Southampton to guarantee great results without spending a lot.

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Boost Your Image Through Airport Transfers

If you are interested to know more about airport transfers, corporate transfers and leisure transfers, make time for Link Airport. For corporate travelers, time is gold which means that valuable time should not be wasted waiting for a taxi. With airport transfer, a chauffeur-driven car waits at the airport terminal to whisk you off to your destination. You enjoy a personalized transport service that ensures you arrive safe and on time for your appointment.

There are a number of occasions where you will be ashamed to arrive in your car that has seen better days. For example, if you are going out on a date with a woman of your dreams, you will create a better impression by hiring quality transport. The ability to create a good impression is also critical for businessmen and corporate executives. If you are representing a company will you arrive for an appointment or business meeting in a badly dilapidated car?

Many companies are renting out cars for single day requirements to allow individuals to drive to an important negotiation in an appropriate vehicle. There is also the option of a chauffeur-driven car so that you can continue to work on your computer while on your way to the destination.

London companies are one of the most image-conscious with more than two thirds of the companies saying that they have arrived cars on that complement a business meeting. Men are actually more image-conscious than women with younger men more particular about their vehicle than their older counterparts. With an average spend of about £100; there are high end cars at your disposable. You can have a choice from the wide range of BMW’s, Audi’s and Mercedes Benz’.

More recently companies can pre-book airport transfers for their company guests from London’s Heathrow Airport as well as other locations in the UK. Nissan Leaf has become a popular option in the car hire market because it avoids congestion and emission charges that are associated to hiring cars that run on petroleum. Nissan Leaf is an electric car that glides silently from the airport to your destination. It has about 100 miles of charge until you need to tap it again.

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