Free Jazz Concert Held In Honor Of The Late King

Last week, May 20, the locals in Phuket were able to experience a free concert. Jazz lovers were able to listen to Jazz for King 2 – Andaman Jazz by the Sea, which is an honorary jazz concert for the late king, His Majesty BhumibolAdullyadej or Rama IX. If you were one of the audiences staying at a honeymoon resort in Phuket, you may have been able to listen to the favorite tunes of Thailand’s beloved King who passed away last year.

The Loma Park located in Patong was where the event was held. The concert started at seven in the evening and ended three hours later. The host of the concert was the Andaman Natural Resources Conservation Foundation.

According to YossananRaicharoen, the chief of the foundation, it has been the honor of the entire foundation to be able to serve as the event’s host. They have always been striving to promote good manners as well as make children, the youth of today and the public realize the importance of their culture. They have been planning to pay it forward in their community in order to make their country a better place than it is now.

He added that the event was very important to all the locals of Thailand because they were given the chance to honor the late King Rama IX because of his talent in the musical field. It was, at the same time, a celebration of the beautiful era during the reign of King Rama X.

His Majesty was composing jazz when he was just 18 years old. Sang Tien meaning candlelight blues is the first song he composed. In his entire lifetime, he was able to compose over 48 songs and he was recognized internationally because of his talent as a composer as well as being a musical genius.

Audiences staying at a honeymoon resort in Phuket who were able to watch were lucky because they were able to see jazz professionals from different parts of the country as they perform. The leader was the current dean of the Rangsit University, Denny Euprasert, who works at the Conservatory of Music department and he is also the RSU jazz orchestra’s director.

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By Nikki Sanderson Posted in News

Dramatic Increase In The Price Of Car Tyres – Another Headache For The Consumer

The cost of almost all products goes up every year but one of the most dramatic in recent years is the price of tyres for your cars. An SUV tyre costs as much as $300 and in many cases, they do not allow you to buy only one tyre. Many car owners have looked at other options like buying used car tyres or ordering from the aftermarket.

Many consumers assumed that the cheap price of oil and gas for the past three years will result into lower car tyre prices; however, that was not the case. Good year has increased the prices of its tyres this year and many other brands are expected to follow suit.

According to tyre manufacturers, the price of raw rubber has risen and so with the cost of labour. They also have to develop tyres that are more fuel efficient. Development projects need a large investment. Furthermore, many car owners are driving the larger SUV’s which require bigger tyres that cost more. If you will compare the tyre of a Civic or Camry, you will notice that the tyres of the Ford Explorer, Ram pickup or Chevy Suburban are definitely bigger meaning more rubber is being used.

Another surprise awaits owners of all-wheel drive SUV’s. When the tyres are worn out, you need to replace all four of them at the same time because the sensors of the AWD system will require that all treads must be the same for the feature to work efficiently.

When one of the tyres blow up, do you need to change all four? You may not be able to replace just one tyre so it is suggested to look at other options like shopping for new tyres from the aftermarket or a local tyre shop that usually sells cheaper tyres.

Another option is used tyres in Gold Coast in every brand. Used tyres are definitely cheaper than new ones but it is important to determine whether it is still in good condition. It is very likely that you are pretty good at inspecting tyres; make sure that they won’t compromise your safety on the road.

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Festivals In Vietnam: Filling Up A Designer Hotel In Saigon

Festivals, regardless where they are held, are considerably fun events. In many ways, these festivals, both traditional and newer kinds of festivals especially in the digital age that we are living in right now, have the capability to draw a huge amount of crowd. That’s is the reason why festivals are one of the events that are undergo huge number of heavy and serious preparations that usually take up to 1 year before the actual date of the festival. In Vietnam, especially in the city of Saigon, the Vietnamese tourism sector, together with the city’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has started implementing a new  tourism strategy which include the promoting the traditional festivals as an alternative measure to lure more tourists to visit the country. This new strategy, labelled as the Vietnam Tourism Development Strategy, will run up to the year 2020 as it is intended for the purpose of developing new tourism-related products for each region that have close relations to the said festivals. Assuming that this strategy works out positively, just imagine the number of vacationists that fill up a designer hotel in Saigon especially when there are festivals that are about to be held in the premises in the city.

One of the main reasons why Vietnam tourism officials are pushing promoting festivals as a tool to lure more tourist arrivals is that there are a grand total of 54 ethnic group in the country of Vietnam who have been holding various festivals and the officials are believing that each of the said festivals can become a potential tourist attraction. These festivals, according to tourism officials, can help create new products and recreate old products to make their vast line up of tourism-related products more attractive especially foreign visitors who make the super majority of the tourist visits throughout the country.  Promoting the traditional festivals in Vietnam will not only fill up a designer hotel in Saigon. If properly employed, Vietnam’s new strategy in luring more tourist arrivals will make sure that there will be a viable growth in the tourism industry. Most importantly, it will hugely help in preserving the traditional cultural values of the Vietnamese.

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How To Choose A Manufacturer For Aluminium In Thailand

There are certain industries that frequently require the use of aluminium in their projects. Those in the construction, manufacturing, processing and similar industries would need typical products such as Aluminium in Thailand. If you are in any of these industries, it would be smart to look for a manufacturer or supplier where you will get all your needed supplies. In order to find the right manufacturer, you can refer to the following ideas.

Offers a wide variety of products

One of the things that you should check when visiting a manufacturer’s website are the products they offer. Most manufacturers have catalogues where they showcase their products including its prices.  Go for a manufacturer that offers more products than their competitors so you no longer have to deal with different manufacturers or suppliers just to get all your needed supplies for your project. Aside from a wide array of products to choose from, the manufacturer should be able to offer options to their customers such as products that are brand new and OEM parts for those who want high quality yet cheaper materials for their project.

Reputable company

There are numerous manufacturers of Aluminium in Thailand but choose one that is trusted and recommended by both suppliers and customers in the industry. You may also want to check the network of the manufacturer to see if it has strong connections with other suppliers abroad. Find time to read customer reviews especially product reviews to find out if you will have a positive business relationship with the manufacturer especially if you intend to make purchases frequently.

Affordable products

Another major consideration in choosing a manufacturer forAluminium in Thailand is the affordability of its products. When you buy straight from the manufacturer, you get the opportunity to get the items at a much lower price compared to having the items from mere distributors. If you buy the products in bulk, all the more you get higher discounts from the manufacturer. Ask for promos and deals to further lower your overall expenses on your needed products.

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EIHL Started Team Building Season

The summer break is just starting but the team building is already on its way for the new season of the ice hockey.

A number of the EIHL teams have already made an announcement regarding their key players who will be returning for the campaign of 2017-2018. The new season will start in September. The teams have also confirmed that some of their members have already left them.

Sheffield Steelers team is still enjoying their victory from the play-off final championship but the management has already announced the renewal of a two-year contract for Paul Thompson, the coach, and Jerry Anderson, the assistant coach.

They have also made sure that their key forward, Mattieu Roy, will be going back to the ice with them. Among the returnees are Gullaime Desbiens and Ervins Mostokovs who is the netminder. Sad news for some because there will be a number of players who will not be joining the team again including Anders Franzon, the blueliner and Geoff Walker, the forward, who scored two goals against Cardiff Devils during the final match.

Braehead Clan, on the other hand, is planning to start the next season with a new line-up starting from the coach, Ryan Finnerty, whom left the company even before the end of the last season. He has accomplished a lot for the team by delivering conference titles as well as Champions League but the team is now aiming to start anew and they are considering hiring a player-coach instead. Matt Keith, the captain and team leader, is no longer part of the team too.

Belfast Giants will also be welcoming a new coach after the departure of Derrick Walser. The Irish side’s forward player, Mike Forney, will be going back to his hometown Minnesota.

On the side of Coventry, the coach will still be Danny Stewart as he renewed his contract along with Jordan Pietrus, the captain, and Ross Venus, the forward player coming from Britain. They have confirmed that Jim Jorgensen will no longer be a part of the team.

As various teams have added new players and retained old ones, one thing is for sure and that is they will need to organize activities for team building in order to foster teamwork with the new and old members to ensure that they will be bringing the championship for next season.

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By Nikki Sanderson Posted in News

HP’s New Technology to change how Identification Cards are printed

Aside from employee identification cards, companies face the challenge of printing hundreds of thousands of visitor badges or guest cards. In many instances, large amounts of paper, plastics and ink are wasted on the plastic card printer. HP Labs has recognized the challenge by introducing a new hybrid printing technology that will change the distribution of employee ID’s, visitors passes, gate passes and temporary passes.

In order to enhance of efficiency of plastic card printing, HP developed a technology called IonTouch which is a cross between the traditional plastic card printer and e-ink technology. Information on the plastic identification cards can be rewritten so that they can be reused by other individuals after card expiration instead of being thrown away to the landfills.

HP’s proprietary technology replaces the traditional ID card printer with the IonTouch Imager that has the capability to write and re-write on a 2.5 inch 300 x 300 pixel display for up to 10,000 times. The surface of the display has the capability for either black or white content or 16 levels of grayscale. The technology is not yet that advanced for color but sufficient enough since most of the HP printer’s use involves employee badges, visitor passes and hotel guest cards.

When the IonTouch system is used, the visitor’s pass can be printed on the spot with his name and contact information including a photo and other additional details like the time of appointment and the name of the person that will be visited. Compared to e-ink and digital displays that costs about $50 per card, HP rewritable display will cost the company a few cents.

Another benefit gained from the HP rewritable display is the lack of power draw to hold rewritable content. When special marks and codes are required on the plastic cards for security reasons and to avoid duplication, you only need to switch to non-permanent ink. Since the plastic identification cards are reusable, it reduces plastic waste disposed on the landfills.

Since the only way with which information can be changed is through the IonTouch Imager, another layer of protection is added to the cards making them very secure. HP technology is very important for businesses that make use of plastic identification cards.

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Warning To Consumers Raised Against Extra Mile Movers

The removalist company under fire is based in Sydney and is claiming to offer their clients with a five star service. The NSW Fair Trading recently announced a warning to the general public against the company because it has already received around 70 complaints and one of their clients is said to be suffering major damages amounting to $30,000.

The warning was issued by Fair Trading and it tells consumers not to transact with Extra Mile Movers which is a removalist company that services locally and interstates. They are based in the southwestern part of Sydney in Chipping Norton.

According to Rod Stowe, the commissioner of Fair Trading, they have received many complaints regarding company Extra Mile Movers. Consumers said that their services are slow or partial and there are cases where they do not deliver the service expected of them which is unlike reputable removalists in Sydney. There are also clients who complained regarding damages to their property and some belongings that were lost during the moving process. The company demands to be paid more than the agreed amount and does not follow the price as stated on the contract.

Stowe added that despite the complaints coming from the clients, the company did not perform any countermeasures to compensate for the problem they have caused which is why they decided to refer the issue to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Last December, the watchdog of the consumer was able to gather 12 complaints directed to the company Extra Mile Movers thus they were included in the Complaints Register of the Fair Trading for that particular month.

Maria shared her experience with the company in June of 2016. There were damages inflicted to her household items amounting to $30,000 but up to this time the company was not able to send her any form of compensation.

Maria said that she did not expect removalists in Sydney to behave in such manner but she was appalled by the way Extra Mile Movers handled her property without care or any type of consideration.

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