Category Archives: General

Looking at a Place Near Annapolis

Looking at a place near Annapolis, because I am going to be in Maryland state politics for the near future at least. It is a simple thing really, my boss has gotten an appointment to a government office. Of course it is not as though he really wants to do the work involved. He wants to have the prestige of the position, which is basically all that he gets out of it. He wants me to do the work involved in it and he can afford to pay. They have Verizon fios in Maryland, but I am not finding a good place where they have it here. It is something that I have sort of gotten used to having it. Once you have downloaded movies at this sort of speed you really do not want to go back to what you had before. It is just incredibly convenient, especially if you like to use Netflix or any other streaming services like that.

You are not going to be able to go back, or at least happily after you have had this sort of internet. In particular I was paying a few dollars more before I switched to Verizon FIOS internet. It was not a big deal in price, but it cost me a bit less and the bandwidth was over twice as much. They only guarantee you 45 megabytes per second, but that is probably around three times what you would get on average from any other service I know about. If you are streaming movies on Netflix it is really great, because you have no lag at all. I know a lot of people who can not watch a youtube video on standard definition without getting that spin a rama thing. Obviously when you are paying 75 dollars a month you want to have it do youtube.

Getting a Forklift for Our Small Warehouse Was a Huge Help!

We were unloading pallets of product we received in our small warehouse by hand onto carts as soon as trucks unloaded the pallets. We had a small pallet jack we used to move the product on pallets from the truck to the warehouse floor. The room was about as big as a small commercial garage. It was a lot of work. Then I looked for forklifts for sale to make the job easier. We found a nicely priced propane powered forklift that was perfect for moving our pallets. We installed a shelf system to hold several pallets of product. Up until then, everything was flat on the floor because we had no way of lifting the pallets to stack them. Continue reading “Getting a Forklift for Our Small Warehouse Was a Huge Help!” »

Google Face European Data Regulators

 

Google is to meet data regulators from across the European Union to discuss the implications of the recent “right to be forgotten” ruling.

An EU court ruled in May that links to “irrelevant” and outdated data should be erased from searches on request, leading to censorship concerns.

The decision, and Google‘s handling of requests, has been heavily debated.

The UK’s information commissioner said he expects a “tsunami” of complaints relating to links people want removed.

Speaking to Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up To Money, Christopher Graham said Google had a responsibility to deal with the issue.

“The polluter pays, the polluter should clear up,” he said.

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Christopher GrahamUK information commissioner

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Opening a Chocolate Factory in Louisville

This year was an exciting time for my family as my parents finally managed to open up a small chocolate factory in Louisville, KY. It’s always been their dream to own a chocolate bakery or factory for as long as I can remember. For a time they had their own bakery but for them, they were far more interested in producing delicious chocolate on a larger scale without having to incorporate it into a planned menu, although it was my favorite part of the job! On my first visit I got to check out some multihead weighers that they had invested in – I hadn’t heard of them until I walked through those doors.

In fact, I was surprised by the scale and sheer amount of industrial tools that they had bought for their small, two person operation. Continue reading “Opening a Chocolate Factory in Louisville” »

Doing a Lot of My Own Marketing

If you are not careful it is easy to find a lot of difficulties in the ethics of marketing. For instance if you deal with a direct mail list broker you might find your own name and information on the list that he sells you. It is one thing to buy the names of some faceless potential buyer, perhaps you would see nothing ethically wrong with that and as you are in a position where you have to sell to survive that sort of thing takes a secondary place in the heart and the mind. Then when you realize this person is selling your name and you mailing address you do not quite feel as laissez faire about the entire thing. For me the big thing would be my gmail account. I could care less about my other email addresses in all honesty.

2014 Worldcup boost extra jobs in Brazil

2014 Worldcup boost extra jobs in Brazil

 

2014 World Cup which held in 12 major cities in Brazil predicted create about one million new jobs, according to economic research institutions in Brazil.

Agencia Brasil news agency on Friday (20/6) quotes reports Fipe economic institutions, which carry out the task of the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil, that of a million jobs were temporary 200,000, the rest are permanent.

The report also mentions that the World Cup will inject 30 billion real (13.4 billion U.S. dollars) to the Brazilian economy.

“The number is very large,” said Vicente Neto, Head Official Tourism Promotion Agency of Brazil, Embratur.

“It was an incredible human heritage,” Neto said as quoted by Xinhua news agency.

Neto said, another positive aspect of the game is the occupancy rate of hotels in 12 major cities hosting the World Cup which reached 45 percent more than expected.

Major international events like the World Cup will also promote Brazil as a tourist destination, thus creating more jobs and income, he said.

In addition to host the World Cup, Brazil will host the 2016 Summer Olympics, which will take place in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

In other sides, many brazil’s games makes the labors and employee request extra off day to their company, just to watch their National team.

After Queen’s statements, Business going up

After Queen’s statements, Business going up

The government has announced a series of measures in the Queen’s Speech that it said were “unashamedly pro-work and pro-business”. Included in a raft of bills were proposals to make it easier for small businesses to access finance and remove red tape.

There will also be measures to tackle zero-hours contracts and national minimum wage abuses.

Some childcare regulations will also be made more flexible.

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A corporate ownership bill will make it easier to punish rogue company directors by increasing the period for which they can be disqualified and awarding compensation to victims.

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Foreign Tourism came to Indonesia is Less than March

Foreign Tourism came to Indonesia is Less than March

Tourism decreased 5.13 percent last April, falling from a March tally of 765,000 to 726,300 foreign arrivals.

The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) head Suryamin said that the decrease reflected recent trends, as Indonesia had for years witnessed a drop off in tourism during the month of April.

“The figure has always dropped from March to April. We hope we can make improvements in the future because tourism benefits the economy,” Suryamin said in Jakarta on Monday, as quoted bykontan.co.id. Continue reading “Foreign Tourism came to Indonesia is Less than March” »

Millions vehicles will be deducted in China

Millions vehicles will be deducted in China

China plans to remove six million vehicles that do not meet exhaust emission standards by the end of the year as a way of improving air quality. More than 300,000 vehicles will be decommissioned in the capital Beijing.

Recent findings from the state’s environmental agency showed that 31% of the air pollution in Beijing comes from vehicle exhaust fumes.

Next year, the government plans to scrap up to five million vehicles from other regions.

The action plan, aimed at strengthening control on vehicle emissions, “will be a major agenda item for the country’s energy savings, emissions reductions, and low-carbon development during the next two years”.

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That is according to a statement on the government’s web portal

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Based on GDP, Indonesia is one of World’s 10th-largest economy

World’s 10th-largest economy behind peers

Business news : from Jakpost

Indonesia’s position as the world’s 10th-largest economy, according to a 2011 report, immediately dims among Southeast Asian peers, such as Malaysia and Thailand, when it comes to gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.

In the 2011 World Bank-affiliated International Comparison Program (ICP) report, Indonesia — the region’s largest country in terms of economy and population — recorded US$2,058 billion in GDP expenditure and $8,539 in GDP expenditure per capita.

Malaysia’s GDP expenditure was only $606 billion but its GDP expenditure per capita was more than two times that of Indonesia, at $20,926, the report said. Meanwhile, Brunei was among five economies with the highest GDP per capita, after Qatar, Macau, Luxembourg and Kuwait.
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