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Redemptoris Mater Seminary Closes Down And Puts Up Properties For Sale

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Furniture | Comments Off on Redemptoris Mater Seminary Closes Down And Puts Up Properties For Sale

Redemptoris Mater Seminary Closes Down And Puts Up Properties For Sale

Over hundreds of buyers lined up and crowded the parking lot and halls of former Accion Hotel as they look for the best deals during its cash and carry sale in July.  They were hoping to look for furniture, tables, and even school chairs for sale at affordable prices. Leonard Stohr, deacon for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Yigo, says that around 350 people have turned up at the entrance as early as 5 in the morning.

From Hotel to Seminary

Formerly known as the Accion Hotel, the establishment also served as Neocathechumenal Way’s Redemptorist Mater Seminary.

Part of Community

Patrick Wolff, a resident at Tumon, went with his family including his grandchildren. They were surprised with the sheer number of people that came. Although they decided to come a little later than the start of the sale, he reports that by the time they got there, some were already leaving with different furniture in tow.

More than the prospect of getting cheap furniture, he was more interested in the property itself. Having a rich history behind it, he believes that the infrastructure was incredible. He also wanted to help the church raise funds as the proceeds of the sale would also be used for charity.

He further explains that the building has been around the community for seventy years, and has had a long history with its residents. He feels that it is a sad reality that they have to part with it despite having the chance to use it in the past.

Other Potential Buyers

Pacific Islands University, a graduate seminary in the Micronesia region, and its administrators, on the other hand, sees this opportunity to look for desks, furniture, and school chairs for sale. Vice President of Student Development Alex Tavares says that their school’s goal is to train individuals to help the community. He was at the property looking into the furniture, but fell in love withthehotel grounds as well. He wanted to turn it into a campus, he says, but the design was originally meant for a hotel, and would better serve its purpose as a tourist spot in the island.

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Self-service Apps Reshaping The Fast Food Industry

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Business, Food, Service | Comments Off on Self-service Apps Reshaping The Fast Food Industry

Self-service Apps Reshaping The Fast Food Industry

According to one of the most successful entrepreneurs in South America, Leonardo Gonzalez Dellan, there are advantages and disadvantages to the introduction of technology in the fast food scene. It was originally referred to as fast food chains because of the fast service it provides in every aspect but with technology the word fast takes on a new meaning in the industry.

Miranda Houser, a mobile app user for one of the most popular fast food chains in the United States, Chich-Fil-A, said that the mobile technology offers a new experience. As soon as they get to the store, their order is already prepared and waiting to be picked up. Within ten minutes or less, they can be out of the fast food store.

Mobile applications are one of the latest self-service elements employed by many fast food chains. Eric Samaniego who is Chick-Fil-A’s director of operations, explained that mobile apps make it possible for customers to skip the line not just inside the store but also in the drive thru corner. All they have to do is to come and pick their orders right away.

There is another feature in fast food industry known as self-service kiosks. Eric Wilson, owner of several McDonald branches in San Angelo, said that customers who place their order through the kiosks will be presented with a table tent. These can be taken out of the store and it has a tracking device so the staff knows where they are and their orders will be delivered to them when it is done.

According to managements of fast food chains, there is a rise in sales because of the self-service tools and the customers’ demand is also higher than before. The result is that they need to hire additional employees. Wilson said that they have to take on three more staff in every shift because no is available to man the kiosks.

Samaniego added that after scheduling they found out that they need more operational staff therefore they have to hire additional workers. Customer service, according to Leonardo Gonzalez Delan, is very important in fast food industry and more staff guarantees that the quality of service will remain the same.

 

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What It Takes To Have PADI Internship InThailand

Posted by on Aug 25, 2018 in Service | Comments Off on What It Takes To Have PADI Internship InThailand

What It Takes To Have PADI Internship InThailand

You can learn so much in the mystifying ocean. It actually covers 70% of Earth and yet only a few parts are explored. You can also see how magical the flora and fauna are in the ocean. You can go diving to the 36,200 feet deep Mariana Trench while it stands deeper than Mount Everest. Of course, there’s also the beautiful Andaman Sea, where you can pursue PADI internship in Thailand for a scuba diving expertise.

Becoming a licenced scuba diver means you are interested in the ocean and what’s underneath the seawater. Here, you’ll find variable ecosystem that’s home to several forms of life. There is the ugly yet grouchy anglerfish to the cute and friendly dolphin. You’ll discover so many marine creatures down below and learn how to breathe underwater as a trained diver. It’s when the PADI internship in Thailand comes useful to become an expert scuba diver.

The ocean is welcoming and familiar once you become a PADI certified scuba diver. You earn a certification, so that makes you trained to stay safe and become confident when you start exploring the fascinatingwater world. Classroom discussions will teach you the theory of scuba diving, then you move to the pool for practice. Once the trainingis done, you proceed to the open water to finish your certification. As certified for the open water, you can dive anyplacein the world.

If you want to be a PADI Divemaster, you have the seawater as your workplace. One of the benefits of a divemaster is to share his knowledge and skills with others. You can lead your students who are eager to dive. You can inspire them to develop an enthusiasm for marine conservation. You’ll take the underwater experience to the next level if you have divemaster program and start the PADI internship in Thailand to practice the course.

If you desire to learn scuba diving in the best locations of Thailand, practice your PADI internship in Thailand at Phuket and its surrounding islands. You’ll develop confidence when you explore the seawaters that are filled with so much marine life.

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What It Takes To Have PADI Internship In Thailand

Posted by on Aug 24, 2018 in Industry, Lifestyle, Service, Tips, Travel | Comments Off on What It Takes To Have PADI Internship In Thailand

What It Takes To Have PADI Internship In Thailand

You can learn so much in the mystifying ocean. It actually covers 70% of Earth and yet only a few parts are explored. You can also see how magical the flora and fauna are in the ocean. You can go diving to the 36,200 feet deep Mariana Trench while it stands deeper than Mount Everest. Of course, there’s also the beautiful Andaman Sea, where you can pursue PADI internship in Thailand for a scuba diving expertise.

Becoming a licenced scuba diver means you are interested in the ocean and what’s underneath the seawater. Here, you’ll find variable ecosystem that’s home to several forms of life. There is the ugly yet grouchy anglerfish to the cute and friendly dolphin. You’ll discover so many marine creatures down below and learn how to breathe underwater as a trained diver. It’s when the PADI internship in Thailand comes useful to become an expert scuba diver.

The ocean is welcoming and familiar once you become a PADI certified scuba diver. You earn a certification, so that makes you trained to stay safe and become confident when you start exploring the fascinatingwater world. Classroom discussions will teach you the theory of scuba diving, then you move to the pool for practice. Once the trainingis done, you proceed to the open water to finish your certification. As certified for the open water, you can dive anyplacein the world.

If you want to be a PADI Divemaster, you have the seawater as your workplace. One of the benefits of a divemaster is to share his knowledge and skills with others. You can lead your students who are eager to dive. You can inspire them to develop an enthusiasm for marine conservation. You’ll take the underwater experience to the next level if you have divemaster program and start the PADI internship in Thailand to practice the course.

If you desire to learn scuba diving in the best locations of Thailand, practice your PADI internship in Thailand at Phuket and its surrounding islands. You’ll develop confidence when you explore the seawaters that are filled with so much marine life.

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Online Tourism To See Progress In Vietnam In The Coming Years

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in Hotel | Comments Off on Online Tourism To See Progress In Vietnam In The Coming Years

Online Tourism To See Progress In Vietnam In The Coming Years

Vietnam’s growing tourism industry has become one of its highlights in the previous years. With many international hotel brands collaborating with local hotel management companies to bring forth popular entertainment centers, restaurants, and beautiful accommodation such as lake view hotel in Viet Tri, Sapa, Hanoi, and more. However, the country’s progress does not stop there— enter online tourism industry.

With 53% of the Vietnamese population, more than 50 million people, using the internet, the Authority of Information Security says that this is higher than the average in Asia Pacific.  Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department Le Tuan Anh says that there are around 10 online tourism industry platforms.

Online Searches and Online Tourism

International travellers hoping to visit Vietnam usually search for good tourist destinations, beautiful lodging such as lake view hotel in Viet Tri, authentic cuisine, and more. They mostly search for these information online. While online searches is high at 71% of total visitors in the country, online booking and buying services in Vietnam reaches 64%.

Adapting to Changing Times

With the gaining popularity of e-commerce, the country needs to adjust its flourishing tourism industry to cater the needs of travellers hoping to visit the place and acquire goods and services online. Experts say that this will also improve business-to-business and business-to-customer connectivity. This is because of companies and customers becoming more open to conducting business online.

Growing Tourism Market

Nguyen Van Tuan, the General Director of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), says that online tourism is bound to happen as the rest of the world continues to follow the trend, but they also see it as a means to boost the competitiveness of the country in the tourism market.

The technology sector of the country is gearing towards the Fourth Industry Revolution to switch the tourism management to become digital and cater to the needs of travellers, local tourists, travel companies, and more.

Tourism Promotion Websites and Application

In July, the government opened their new website to improve e-marketing and promote Vietnam’s tourism.

Trans Viet Deputy director Nguyen Then Dat, a travel company, announced that their company is launching a mobile app to help customers gain access to tours in the country without having to physically visit their office.

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Modern Education Center Tutor Kris Lau On Bail Despite Allegations Of Test Leaks

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in Education | Comments Off on Modern Education Center Tutor Kris Lau On Bail Despite Allegations Of Test Leaks

Modern Education Center Tutor Kris Lau On Bail Despite Allegations Of Test Leaks

High-profile English tutor Kris Lau from a Hong Kong tuition school Modern Education Center and student Seraph Wong are out on bail after allegedly leaking examination information in Hong Kong.

 

Kris Lau and the Modern Education Center

Kris Lau has been working with Modern Education Center for fifteen years. In 2011, he went to the University of Oxford for a master’s degree as part of an exchange program. He has earned the title master of functional grammar.

 

Modern Education Center, previously known as Intel Education, was established in 1988. It is a tuition school with more than fourteen branches all over Hong Kong.

 

Alleged Crime

Kris Lau, 43, and Seraph Wong, 19 are believed to have worked together to disclose confidential information using a computer. Seraph Wong is working as a marking assistant and was Kris Lau’s former student.

 

The government’s graft-buster charged each of them with one count of using a computer with a dishonest intent, and a joint case for conspiracy. The court believes that Seraph Wong, hired by the examination authority to mark the paper, accepted $130 from the English tutor Lau from April 17 to May 13 last year to leak information regarding the English Listening and Integrated Skills for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination. They are also accused of using a smartphone to send and receive information regarding the exam on April 21.

 

On Bail

The pair was ordered by the court to report to MongKok Police Station once a week and to reside at their reported address after paying cash bail for the alleged violation.

 

The court also ordered the two not to contact the fifteen witnesses in the case.

 

Second of its Kind

This was the second case of the same nature regarding the exam.

 

Just last June, WeslieSiao Chi-Yung, 42, a high-profile tutor from the same center, Modern Education, appeared in court with this wife together with two former examiners for leaking the questions for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exam. It is believed that they received information through the phone and messages regarding the Chinese language tests in 2016 and 2017.

 

Conviction

If convicted, the two could face three years imprisonment and pay around $12,000 as fine

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Huge Demand For Solar Power Fuelled By The Fear Of Rising Electricity Prices

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Industry | Comments Off on Huge Demand For Solar Power Fuelled By The Fear Of Rising Electricity Prices

Huge Demand For Solar Power Fuelled By The Fear Of Rising Electricity Prices

Gold Coast businesses and residents are subjected to the some of the highest electricity costs. Why pay when you get electricity for free? The unlimited potential of the sun’s energy can be harnessed to eliminate your electricity bills. Expert solar installers on the Gold Coast will provide advice on the best design, positioning and size of the solar power system.

According to an expert, politicians promoted fear about the rising costs of electricity in Australia. This led to a huge demand for solar power among Australian households. The percentage of Australian households on the National Electricity Market (NEM) that had solar panels installed has increased from 0.2% in 2007-08 to 12%. This means an increase of 14,000 households to 1.8 million households.

According to Tristan Edis, director of Green Energy Markets and a renewable energy analyst, politicians placed the fear of high electricity prices in the minds of consumers. Edis said the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a conservative who held office from 2013 to 2015, was responsible for the increase in demand for solar power.

Tony Abbott was the best friend of the solar industry because he injected so much fear on the population. Some of it may be actually misplaced but people were really afraid that electric prices may continue to go up. No reasons were provided why electricity bills are going up but people wanted to be in control of their electricity that is why they opted for solar power.

In July, a report from Green Energy Markets revealed that installations of solar panels on rooftops in 2018 are on track to surpass the previous record of 4,000 megawatts. In 2017, the record for a single year was 1,336 megawatts. According to an analysis made by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, households with solar panels were able to save 750 Australian dollars a year on their power bills.

Once a home visit has been arranged, solar installers on the Gold Coast will conduct an onsite assessment to ensure that the home is suitable for solar panels. Afterwards, a solar power design that will suit your needs will be created for your review and approval.

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