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New Company Changing The 3D Printing Industry

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One negative thing about 3D printing that most people does not realize is that when the printed object comes out of the machine, the work is only halfway finished. Once a printed part, even the tiniest ones, comes out of the printer there is some

The Rising Costs Of Employer-Sponsored Premium In New York

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  According to a report made by Empire Center, New York has the second costliest employer-sponsored health premium. Last 2015, premiums rose by more than three times compared to the national average of $5,963. According to federal data, the average single coverage premium in Alaska

Thailand Properties Remain Attractive To The Filthy Rich

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  According to Landscope Thailand, a growing number of expats are using the country as their base due to lower costs and easy access. The recent influx of technology-based companies is very noticeable particularly the longstanding presence of Japanese companies that uses Thailand as their

Can Bitcoin Be Used As Hedge Against Inflation?

Can Bitcoin Be Used As Hedge Against Inflation

According to reports, the global Bitcoin mining industry is dominated by China. A large number of Bitcoin mining farms can be found in Inner Mongolia and other remote parts of the nation where the cost of electricity and computer hardware is cheap. While the government

Why Moroccan Schools Need To Improve

Why Moroccan Schools Need To Improve

The economy of Morocco continues to become service-based and the job market are more focused in employing people with new skills that can be applied in real life as well as competencies. The only problem lies with the teaching of foreign languages and how it

Dollar Bills Materialize Following Positive Trade Statistics

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The American dollar remained stable in opposition o majority of its chief contemporaries on Friday as a result of the positive trade statistics in the U.S., at the same time as the Canadian dollar hits close to a low of five years because of anxiety of oil prices declining gradually.

For the first time in the last five years, natural oil slipped $59 per drum and as a result it expanded on Thursday an abrupt regression which provoked shock significance toll incise from the Norwegian central bank.

The materialization scaled up even higher than 119.55 yen, springing back from 117.44, a two-week low. This comes following a report that was strictly monitored illustrated that trade statistics in the U.S. increased at an estimated 0.7% percent in November but has flowed back to 118.92 since then.

The statistics showed new confirmation of fundamental thrust in the economy and drew attention to the deviating viewpoints between the U.S. and other developing countries around the world.

The subsequent contribution of loans of about zero-cost by the European central bank, on the other hand, only garnered lukewarm responses, which underscored delicate assurance on the Euro sector and the manufacturing of ECB bills emerge being all but predictable.

The Euro naturally took a plunge back to $1.2370 coming from a close high of $1.2247 for two weeks. It sold at $1.2410, which drifted quite closely to the 38.2% stage of retracement in its increase to $1.2496 from $1.2247 during former gatherings.

Retailers have stroked product legal tenders stiff, which has pushed both Australian and Canadian dollars to new low downs at once. The Canadian loonie took a nose-dive towards a five-year low down of C$1.1551 per USD CAD=D4 and was at C$1.1523 most recently.

Australia, on the other hand, reached a 4 ½ year furrow of $0.8214 AUD=D4. The deterioration of the Aussie was downed by the person in command of the Reserve Bank of Australia, who claimed that he wants to see the legal tender to draw back to 75 US cents in an interview with a local news outlet.

However, the governor of RBA Glenn Stevens did not indicate that there was a necessity to slash attention tolls, which saw the eventual scaling back of the Aussie to $0.8266.

New Company Changing The 3D Printing Industry

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One negative thing about 3D printing that most people does not realize is that when the printed object comes out of the machine, the work is only halfway finished.

Once a printed part, even the tiniest ones, comes out of the printer there is some work that needs to be done. There are printers that require the parts to be soaked in sodium hydroxide in order to remove the frame that is supporting the parts while other printers require that the printed object be soaked in alcohol or perform sanding right after. In majority of the cases, the finishing touches that need to be done on the printed parts are as long, if not longer, than the time it took to print the 3D parts.

Rize, a startup company, claimed that it has found a solution for this problem. The company’s headquarter is in Boston and came out of the blue with a new product – a 3D printer called Rize One. This new printer claims that once the printed parts comes out of the machine, no laboratory work needs to be done and no assembling should be performed. All the operator has to do is print the object, take the frame off by snapping and then the job is finished.

According to the CEO and President of Rize’s, Frank Marangell, compared to other technology where it needs three hours to print something, Rize One will only take up 30 seconds. He cited baking a birthday cake as an example wherein one has to decorate the cake after it comes out of the oven just like the existing 3D printing. In the case of Rize One, there is no post-processing needed and the cake will be fully decorated once it comes out.

Currently, the startup company has gathered $4 million worth of funding coming from two companies – Longworth Venture Partners and SB Capital. They also have five beta clients from different industries such as a popular coffee company and supplier of the government military. The only customer that Rize is naming is the well known shoe company, Reebok. As printing technology evolves, so is the other printing companies in the world such as the Perth Printing Company.

The Rising Costs Of Employer-Sponsored Premium In New York

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According to a report made by Empire Center, New York has the second costliest employer-sponsored health premium. Last 2015, premiums rose by more than three times compared to the national average of $5,963. According to federal data, the average single coverage premium in Alaska is $7,807 while in New York, it is $6,801. The growth of single premiums in New York was 7.8% while nationwide growth was 2.2% in 2015.

Data also shows that the average family premium in New York is $19,630 while the nationwide average is $17,322. Premiums have always been high in New York but its growth is quite alarming since from 10th in 2010 and 18th in 2003, it jumped to second place in 2015. The state’s Department of Financial Services has strict price regulations in place but the premiums are still rising. In 2010, regulators have cut down into half the rate increase as requested by health plans but it was unable to solve the problems of rising premiums.

Among the companies that were severely affected by the increase in premiums include Health Republic Insurance of New York, a startup that sustained heavy losses. The rate requested for 2016 was actually trimmed just weeks prior to its declaration of insolvency and shut down by the state. Most of the large employer’s health insurance plans were exempt from state oversight because the state’s rate review process only applied to policies that are purchased by individuals and small businesses including coverage through the state’s health insurance (ประกันภัยสุขภาพ) exchange.

So much attention has been focused on public health insurance exchanges that were create under Obamacare. This was supposed to provide insurance to people who were not eligible for the job based health benefits. However, the law had a broader effect on people who had employer-sponsored health insurance.

It is important for people to compare Health Insurance in order to get the best they can. There are websites that compare the market by rank according to best price for your needs. They are committed to help you find the best price so that you will be able to make an informed decision for your Health Insurance.

Thailand Properties Remain Attractive To The Filthy Rich

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According to Landscope Thailand, a growing number of expats are using the country as their base due to lower costs and easy access. The recent influx of technology-based companies is very noticeable particularly the longstanding presence of Japanese companies that uses Thailand as their production base. The low baht has become very interesting to investors particularly those involved in bio-plastics, bio-pharma and e-commerce because Thai property prices are a bargain compared to Singapore.

However, property agents and consultants are wondering if the expats in Thailand can afford to purchase or lease super-luxury units in high end properties like MahaNakhon. MahaNakhon is a 77-story tower that is expected to be completed soon. It is considered as one of most notable architectural creations and has already won several awards even if the first residents have to wait until September to move into the apartments.

The super-luxury segment of Bangkok’s property market is booming in spite of the political and economic woes that are affecting the lower end of the market. Demand remained to be high for high end properties because they are waiting out the political instability. According to property agents, 2,400 super-luxury units will be available in Bangkok’s property market by 2019. Most buyers come from the younger generation of Thais who are attracted to the new freehold condos with two or three bedrooms.

On the other hand, buyers of MahaNakhon are mostly foreigners. At first, some of the clients were frightened by the high prices but still, they made it their first choice. Asian buyers are interested in freehold condos even if they have to pay big premiums. MahaNakhon is too big and expensive but wealthy investors are willing to pay for a Bangkok property in the right location with first-rate service and property management. Once MahaNakhon’s doors open, a higher price tag for the apartments will be expected.

Many investors are unfamiliar with Thailand’s property market that they often experience difficulty in searching for condo for rent Bangkok. The best option is to work with a reputable and experienced team of professionals that offers comprehensive service exclusive to those who are not knowledgeable of Thailand’s local market.

Can Bitcoin Be Used As Hedge Against Inflation?

Can Bitcoin Be Used As Hedge Against Inflation

According to reports, the global Bitcoin mining industry is dominated by China. A large number of Bitcoin mining farms can be found in Inner Mongolia and other remote parts of the nation where the cost of electricity and computer hardware is cheap. While the government of China is cautious about the Bitcoin trading transactions happening all over China, the people assume that the digital currency is their hedge against the erosion of the Yuan’s purchasing power.

The popularity of Bitcoin mining has certainly surged in China because of the presence of banks in the remotest parts of the nation. The Chinese can open a bank account in as fast as 10 minutes and get a debit card immediately after an account has been opened. Both the rich and poor Chinese enjoy convenient banking access with no questions asked. Banks including the post office provide efficient services for money transfers. A lot of payment operators that include Alibaba, Tencent and Unipay also offer transfer services at very cheap prices.

Unlike the Western World that enjoys a lot of freedom when it comes to choice and judgment, the Chinese are no so in tune with the political philosophy of libertarianism. In fact, most of the Bitcoin players are not even concerned with the security of their transactions. The most logical explanation for the popularity of digital currency is China’s real fear over inflation.

While it is very unlikely for Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies to become a medium of exchange in the near future, it can be used to store value and for asset diversification. Inflation rates in China are a major cause for concern even if it has not reached the levels of Argentina’s problems. As a result, the Chinese will consider Bitcoin as their hedge as the purchasing power of the Yuan continues to erode.

Miners use software for their Bitcoin mining transactions. Miners obtain their Bitcoin when they buy on an exchange, when it is accepted as payment for goods and services and when new ones are mined. Mining is the language used to discover the digital currency which is similar to mining gold.

Why Moroccan Schools Need To Improve

Why Moroccan Schools Need To Improve

The economy of Morocco continues to become service-based and the job market are more focused in employing people with new skills that can be applied in real life as well as competencies. The only problem lies with the teaching of foreign languages and how it does not meet the needs of the students who are already struggling in the 21st century.

Though there are many documents official supporting the teaching of English as well as statements released in various press conferences, this learning of a foreign language still follows strict traditional paradigms.

In a recent statement from the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, Mr Rachid Benmoukhtar, expressed that they are focusing more on foreign languages in order to create more opportunities for the future generation so they may be able to easily find a job and be more competitive since everything is constantly changing. This sentiment is not new and has also been expressed last 2000 during the National Charter on Education and Training as well as the two previous school years.

The question is what the government is doing in the education system in order for this statement to take effect as said by the minister. Though there have been many claims in the official statements as well as documents, none have been implemented in Moroccan schools. The only step that the ministry of education did to improve the teaching of English in the country is through the adoption of International and Vocational Streams for the Moroccan Baccalaureate. In reality and practice in schools, there is no change when it comes to promoting the English language. As a proof, the teachers are still using the same books in school and the teaching materials are still the same – with the use of board and chalk. In general, the curriculum as well as the syllabus remains unchanged.

It is known that in order for the schools to teach another language more proficiently, there should be assessment procedures done. With the growing need for more competent teachers, native English speakers get paid to teach English abroad.

A Fix For Recycling That Could Impact Packaging

A Fix For Recycling That Could Impact Packaging

Recycle Across America’s founder and Executive Director, Michelle Hedlund, who is more commonly known as Mitch said that recycling is one of the major factors that could have the greatest impact on environmental change. The company Recycle Across America is known to be an advocate when it comes to recycling and their brainchild is referred to by The New York Times as one of the most essential fixes that has been introduced these days.

The fix is standardized system that can be used when labeling all recycle bins in a nation. It was the creation of a non-profit organization called Recycle Across America. The idea may be simple in nature but it has already caused great change for those who adopted it. According to Hedlund, the method is recycling can have a positive impact on everything related to the environment such as the lowering the level of CO2, reducing wastes that are dumped in the ocean, protecting the sources of fresh water, conservation of energy, to put a stop to the depletion of resources that are limited as well as give attention to the biggest issue today which is climate change. Hedlund does not disregard the fact that there are other measures taken as well in order to answer these issues such as solar power, wind power and other forms of energy source that are more friendly to nature but she expressed how recycling could have the biggest impact compared to all of these.

Hedlund also shared how the recycling industry is not on its tip top shape as there are major problems starting with the garbage bins. She expressed how confusion when it comes to handling the recycling bins has affected the recycling industry. The public should be educated regarding the proper use of these recycling bins and everything will fall into place.

It was in 2011 when the Recycle Across America decided to launch the labeling system and it has now gained popularity and is used in many cities, schools, states and businesses. For packaging supplies that are environment friendly, visit Paper Mart.

How Women Can Rewrite The Rulebook

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After winning the Democratic nomination, Hilary Clinton is one step towards being the first woman president of the United States. If Hilary Clinton wins the presidency, her polices will be under close scrutiny particularly on how they affect women. Achieving gender equality remains to be a dream considering that only 4.2% of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs. The number of female senators in the US is barely 20%.

At the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year event, Margaret Heffernan, a businesswoman and writer talked about some moments of her career where she played a game that was actually designed for men. It is tough to play a men’s game but instead of trying the climb the corporate ladder, a better option for the female population is to rewrite the rulebook. Women can run their own business and not wait for men to make the changes. Women who are in leadership roles whether in business, government or the third sector must make sure to support women and build an environment that will be supportive to the female population. Female CEO’s can help women by hiring and promoting them. They should also consider how their actions will affect their employees particularly women.

Technology has helped in creating new entrepreneurs but it is also threatening some of the jobs that women use to hold. Because of the internet, people can work anywhere they want to according to their own time but it also being used to automate different jobs like administrative work that is traditionally done by women staff. According to predictions, 40% of the American workforce will be working as freelancers. While online jobs reduce unemployment rates, it can also be detrimental to women because of less pay and lack of job security. Technology opens many opportunities but is can be a threat to low-earning jobs. How can a balance be created?

Meanwhile, Illustrated Maps are gaining the attention of travellers because they not only look interesting but directions can be understood easily. Important aspects of the Illustrated Maps include landmarks and famous institutions that tells people exactly where they in a city, school campus or resort.