Enhance The Look Of Your Car With Leather Seat Covers

Want to improve the look of your car? New leather seat covers can do the twist.

These seat covers can come in many various types, with varying colors to choose from, especially depending on one’s taste, preference and budget.

Kisseka Market dealer in car parts, William Kigozi says, new seat covers instantly provide the interior of one’s car a new look and feel. He insists that those planning to resell their cars can redress their car seats with leather seat covers, to make it look like new, and sell it for a higher price.

Plastic Seat Covers

According to Kigozi, “Plastic seat covers are typically utilized in commercial vehicles like taxicabs. However, people owning private cars try to shun them as these can easily get cracked and go old, which may tear away some clothes.”

“However, plastic covers are easier to use as you only need a damp rag to wipe away the dirt and it’s good to go,” he adds.

Cloth Seat Cover

The seat covers are mostly favored by those in the public transportation. They last longer and are inexpensive.

However, taxi driver Denis Mugambe claims that cloth seat covers can easily get dirty.

“Some passengers refuse to ride taxicabs with filthy seat covers. These also take time to dry especially when washed. Many times, the stain remains on the seat covers,” he adds.

Soft Leather Seat Cover

Kigozi noted that, “The soft leather seat covers are both used by private and commercial car owners. They come in different colors and prices.”

“These seat covers add warmth and are comfortable to sit in. The seat covers are easy to clean as there are available sprays used for cleaning. You will just have to dust them away,” he adds.

Pure Leather Seat Covers

“These types of car seat covers are most favored by high class people and some motorists,” says Kigozi.

“They make orders of pure leather seat covers, with prices ranging from $5000 and above. It will also depend on the make and the size of the vehicle. They can also choose a desired color depending on how it is used. However, colors like black, brown, grey and red are most favored by motorists,” he said.

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By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Brands

Why Is The Company Registration In Thailand Important?

You work with ambition if you are thinking of a company registration in Thailand. Companies who don’t have the ambition are probably too scared to risk their expansion in places like Thailand. For several years, Thailand and other Southeast Asian nations have depicted themselves as backward. People seem to ignore the fact that around 16 million tourists who come to Thailand each year are somehow fascinated by this country. There’s also the improving economy of Thailand against the recession stricken nations of the West. That’s why companies consider this registration a must.

Economic Sense: A new business startup owned by foreigner will need the company registration in Thailand to provide them with many benefits. The business can take advantage of the fact that Thailand is the centre of the Southeast Asian business hub, which many businesses are made wealthier indeed.

AFTA: The Southeast Asian nations have joined forces together recently in the hope to make their countries more attractive to foreign investors. Advocates now refer to the new ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) agreement which includes Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Philippines. The other four countries in ASEAN are Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, whichare expected to join the AFTA in 2015. The AFTA agreement has made the import duties between these nations to zero. Hence, it makes trade simpler and faster among nations.

Stability: Companies are happy to know that the country is highly stable from a political standpoint. The Thai government is a fundamental monarchy, with teachings of Buddhism as a paramount importance and the veneration of the Monarchy. The King of Thailand has been on his throne since the 1950s. Thailand’s economy has been growing increasingly due to the AFTA agreement and the stable political situation.

Fast Registration: Another benefit of the company registration in Thailand is related to the country’s board of investment which offers tax incentives to foreign companies in the hope of minimizing the falling unemployment rate of the country. In Thailand, literacy rate covers 92% of Thai universities producing graduates whose capabilities surpass those of their Western counterparts. The BOI have made it possible for foreign businesses to register in Thailand. Visas and work permits can be easily obtained. Companies opting for the local services can do business in Thailand in a matter of weeks.

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By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Business

Digitizing The Workforce Of Thailand

It is the goal of International School in Bangkok is to produce outstanding individuals among its students. In order to pursue this goal the international school offers state-of-the-art facilities, well-experienced teachers and an extensive campus where students can develop their unique personalities. Once the students leave school, society can expect them to be responsible individuals prepared to pursue higher education.

If Thailand wants to take full advantage of Alibaba’s planned investment, it must narrow down education gap and digitize the workforce. Jack Ma, executive chairman of China’s ecommerce giant Alibaba presented its plan to turn Thailand as a digital and ecommerce hub. Alibaba’s Eastern Economic Development plan and digital development cooperation program served as challenge to Thailand to digitize its workforce if its wants to perform the role effectively.

Thailand has at least 427 undergraduate STEM courses available in 170 schools nationwide. Collectively, the schools were able to produce more than 26,000 graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics last year. However, a particular problem is the quality of instructions and the outdated courses that have not been adapted to rapidly changing technology.

Educational gap is the reason why investors like Alibaba are quite reluctant to make investments in high-value activities in Thailand. According to SaovarajRattanakumfu, senior researcher at Thailand Development Research Institute, the solution is to develop high quality digital manpower that can develop and use disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and massive data.

In many countries like Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, digital workers are developed through intensive training programs for approximately 6 months. Training focuses on the development of skills to solve real problems.

Thailand must also develop a workforce of software developers and programmers by building partnerships between schools and the private sector. In South Korea, institutions can apply to become ICT Model Schools once they fulfil curriculum requirements and availability of research facilities.

The well-rounded education that International School in Bangkok provides to students between 2 and 18 effectively prepares them for higher education. The students are taught that there is a world outside the classroom where they can pursue their passions, ambitions and interests.

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Businesses In Seattle Oppose Head Tax

Over 100 companies with EIN Number in Seattle have bonded together to oppose a proposed tax bill aimed at help homeless people in the city by funding homelessness programs.

Dozens upon dozens Seattle businesses signed a letter aimed, joining together in a single collective formed for opposing a proposed “head tax” on large businesses in the city in order to fund programs for the homeless Seattle people.

The open letter was sent to the Seattle City Council, signed by a total of 131 top company executives, with the letter saying that the tax wouldn’t address the issues of rising housing prices and the homelessness that have been plaguing the city. According to the letter, the proposed tax would only burden and hamper job creating companies in the city with their EIN Number instead of deal with the issue it is supposedly aimed to deal with.

The proposed head tax would only impact Seattle companies with an annual revenue of at least $20 million. If the tax goes through, these companies would be legally required  to pay a 26 cent levy to every Seattle employee for every hour of work, which amounts to an annual additional cost of $540 for every full-time staffer annually.

The letter says that, instead of a clear, strategic plan to address growth, the council’s proposed to tax the top 3% of the city’s businesses. Additionally, the letter claims that this is akin to telling a class of students that the ones who submit the most homework will be sent to detention. The companies said, via the letter, that they are against the City Council’s approach, because it’s effectively saying to the city’s businesses that if they create a lot of jobs, and invest in growth, the city will punish you.

Notably, however, Seattle’s largest private employer, the tech giant Amazon, didn’t throw their backing to the letter, with the company’s Web Services CEO Andy Jassy saying that the city council would find better results by working with the city’s community.

Supports of the head tax, like organized labor groups in the city, say that the proposed tax will address the homelessness plaguing the city by creating affordable housing, with an approximate of 75% of the revenue from the tax going to the construction of about 1,780 housing units over five years.

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By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Business

GE Under Pressure To Get Rid Of Auditor

Industrial titan GE has been having a bad year, as, among other things, their investigation insurance wasn’t enough to hold off an SEC inquiry. Now, the company is under pressure to get rid of its long time auditor, KPMG, the firm that’s been responsible for auditing their numbers since the President of the US was William Howard Taft in the early 1900’s.

A few shareholder watchdog group have brought up concerns that GE and KPMG have become lax with things like investigation insurance and auditing during their 109 years working together. Both the Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass-Lewis are asking that GE’s shareholders not ratify KPMG’s position as company auditor at the annual shareholder meeting.

They say that the long standing arrangement has thrown KPMG’s effectiveness as an auditing firm and relation with GE in doubt, and adding that a long-standing relationship with an auditor can lead to them being too close to each other, while bringing in a new auditor can uncover issues that would’ve otherwise needed investigation insurance thanks to being overlooked by the long-time auditor.

The question of whether or not to stick with KPMG is one of many issues GE and its shareholders are dealing with following a bad 2018. Thanks to several bad deal, the company is set to hit a cash crisis, which has resulted in its stock price and coveted dividend dropping by half. There’s also talks that the company is likely to be removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The company’s earnings report in late April, however, offered some hope to the company, as the numbers suggested that the turnaround plan set by company CEO John Flannery is starting to work. However, the industry giant, is still having its accounting procedures under question.

The SEC investigation isn’t the first time GE has been under scrutiny; back in 2009, the SEC charged GE with accounting fraud, saying that GE used extremely aggressive accounting to provide misleading information to investors. The company forked over $50 million to settle the case, but did not deny or admit the veracity of the claims.

GE is currently getting suggestions, with groups like the ISS saying that the company’s under performance and issues with its business model and corporate culture, made abundantly clear with the issues of 2018, showed that the company could use more oversight.

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Why Financial Advisers Must Discuss Reverse Mortgage With Their Clients

When people require reverse mortgage information, their best option is company websites. Most of the websites of lenders aim to answer all the questions about reverse mortgage so that senior homeowners can make an informed decision. There are also blogs with the objective of dispelling all the negative impressions among uniformed individuals.

Many professionals in the financial planning industry overlook the importance of home equity loans and reverse mortgage. If they want to serve according to the best interests of their clients, they have to explain the benefits that can be gained from reverse mortgage during discussions on retirement income planning.

For many individuals, the home is their biggest asset. It could also be the largest cash flow item for a retiree through the reverse mortgage. It is not reasonable for financial advisers to ignore reverse mortgage when establishing a financial plan. The error of omission can put the client in a worse financial situation.

Financial planners can be well informed about reverse mortgage if they will make the effort to read the research findings of Dr. Wade Pfau of the American College of Financial Services and Dr. Barry Sacks of HECM Advisory Group that explain the advantages of including reverse mortgage in retirement planning. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc (FINRA) has also stated that reverse mortgage is an important planning tool that must be discussed by financial advisers with their clients.

Not long ago, financial advisers vowed that they will not sell long-term care insurance to their clients because many of the policies offer weak protection against inflation and high premiums. Lawyers questioned the financial advisers why they are ignoring the big risks of not having enough funds for long term care. A financial adviser who is committed to the best interests of the client must explore the potential benefits of reverse mortgage.

It is important for financial advisers to educate themselves with reverse mortgage information so that they will be better equipped to discuss the financial tool with their clients. They have to answer all the questions the client may ask about reverse mortgage and home equity loans and whether these financial planning tools can meet their retirement goals.

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By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Business

Create A Wonderful Ambience For Your Party Marquee With The Right Table Linen

The overall ambience of a party marquee depends on selecting the right type of furniture like tables and chairs. The nature of the event or party, the size of the marquee and the theme of the occasion play a major role in selecting the suitable furniture for the marquee. Once you have chosen the tables and chairs, the next important task is to dress them up. The major task in dressing up the tables and chairs is choosing the right table linen that matches with the overall decoration scheme.

There are different components of table linen such as tablecloths, placemats, napkins and runners. There are many varieties of table linen available with the marquee hire in Sydney providers to match with different themes. They can help you choose correct combination of table linen to enhance the overall decor of the marquee.

Table linen is available in a wide range of fabrics, designs, patterns and colours to choose from.  Selecting the right fabric and design will help you to design a right setting for the party and also showcase your unique style. Consult your event planner or the specialist at marquee hire in Sydney Company to help you with the selection of table linen. Some important points to keep in mind while selecting the table linen.

  • Select the linen according to the shape and size of the tables. A marquee may have different tables for decoration, dining and utility. Keep the sizes and shapes of all these tables in mind before selecting the suitable linen. Also determine the number of tables depending on the guest list. The size of the tables may vary, if you have a combination of adults and kids in the guest list. Keep all these points in mind before selecting table linen.
  • Choose proper colours for table linen. Table linen is available in all imaginable colours and patterns. Select the right colour to match with the overall colour scheme of the event. The colour of the linen should complement the decor and not distract from it.
  • Determine the overall decoration scheme of the marquee. Work with your event planner, decorator and marquee hire in Sydney to determine the perfect decor for the event. Choose all the elements of the decoration to complement each other and enhance the overall visual appeal to create a smart ambience.

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By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Business