Archive for May 30, 2017

Live Streaming: A Rising Trend Among Funeral Directors In Sydney

There’s nothing more painful in life than seeing your loved one being prepared for his/her funeral. It’s like when the body of the departed one is still there during the wake, it makes things a little bit bearable to say the least but when it’s to bury or cremate the body, then that’s the only time when you will say that “He’s/she’s gone,” because you will never get to see the body of your departed loved one. Now, let’s say you have a family member who passed away in Sydney, Australia. First things first, you need a team of trained funeral directors in Sydney who have years’ worth of experience in managing and facilitating all kinds of funerals in aide of honouring the spirit of the departed one. In addition to this, they will take care of everything for the family of the departed one from the choice of the casket, the refreshments that are going to be served for the visitors during the wake and the burial itself and, even to the transportation needs of guests from the funeral parlour to the burial site. They can also work on funeral theme that was desired by the departed one for a more meaningful funeral.

If you cannot a funeral due to some valid reasons that you may have, some funeral directors in Sydney and in other parts of the world are now setting up live streaming for those who can’t attend the actual funeral. This is a rising trend in the industry right now and is still growing in a fast rate. According to figures that were gathered last October of 2016, there is one out of five crematoriums have been offering live streaming during funerals. Although this service is considered as morbid or immoral by some, one in 3 millennials would be satisfied if they could watch the funeral of someone who passed away via live streaming.  This process is very much simple. The funeral parlour will set-up a discreet video camera to film everything that is happening during the funeral which is being broadcasted on a website that is protected by a password for those who will not be able to attend.

Romantic Ideas While Booked At Beachfront Villa In Koh Samui

Travelling allows you to collect memories along the way and if you are planning to add more on your memory bank, take your loved one to a posh beachfront villa in Koh Samui, Thailand. If you are wondering of the activities that you can do in the area, here are some ideas.

Take a loved one by surprise

There are those who love surprises. If your partner or that special someone is into surprises, book a beachfront accommodation in Koh Samui, have those plane tickets and take your partner to a dream vacation. Just make sure that your partner is available on the dates you book for the trip. Going on a solo trip can be spiritually revitalizing but life becomes sweeter when shared with a loved one.

Book for romantic activities

There are just so many things you can do in a beachfront villa in Koh Samui. As a matter of fact, if you, if you want to make your vacation more special, you should include activities in your itinerary. The websites of beach resorts usually indicate the activities that their guests can participate in such as island hopping, day trips to tourist spots in the area including package tours. You can also make use of in-house hotel facilities such as Jacuzzi, swimming pools or go on therapeutic massage for couples. You can also arrange for romantic or candle-lit dinners at the hotel to amplify your holiday experience.

Pick the right beach resort

In order to make your vacation a truly unforgettable one, choose the type of hotel that would intensify your Thailand holiday. Read reviews in order to have an idea if the hotel you are looking at is worth considering. You can also participate in discussion boards for tourists of Thailand to gather ideas about beachfront villa in Koh Samui. You can also find third party sites that specifically provide hotel and beach resort reviews and ratings. It would also be best to choose a multi-awarded hotel for a guaranteed satisfying and romantic experience along the beach fronts of Koh Samui.

Elephant Sanctuary In Phuket Praised By Celebrities

It is not every day that Hollywood Celebrities voice out their support for elephant parks, especially if it is located in Thailand. It has been observed many times how tourist attractions in the country are being criticized because of the obvious animal abuse as well as the unethical behaviour to the animals. This new park is unlike all others that locals are expecting family resort in Phuket to be booked soon for this reason.

The animal tourism in Thailand has been revolutionized with the introduction of the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. The philosophy of the facility is to retire the animals, rehome them and at the same time assist in rehabilitation of the elephants. These elephants are the ones that have been abused for many years by serving the logging and trekking market.

Inside the park, you will no longer see elephants being forced to perform tricks or being used as a ride up the mountains. Instead, they are allowed to live in a setting as close to their natural environment. The animal sanctuary was inspired by the concept used by the Elephant Nature Park located in Chang Mai. It is not surprising that many Hollywood celebrities have sent their praise and visited the park including DJ Kaskade, Leonardo Di Caprio, Coldplay, and Aaron Paul.

According to Louise Rogerson, the co-founder of the elephant sanctuary, they wanted to give back the dignity of the elephants thus they allowed them to live their lives naturally much like as if they are in their natural home.

This means that park visitors will have very limited close contact with the animals but instead they will be able to observe them as they are living in their natural surroundings.

Book a family resort in Phuket and purchase a one-day ticket to the sanctuary for only $117. With that amount, one will be able to see the elephants as they are taking their baths, showering one another and eating tropical fruits. They will be able to witness them walking through mud, hear them honking and see what normal elephants in the wild do.

How To Buy Cheap Large Bathroom Storage Unit

Large Bathroom Storage Units can be pricey especially if you would choose those that are made of expensive materials such as marble or fine oak. They can even be considered as an investment because of the price associated with it and its elegance. Vanity units also add aesthetic appeal to the area making a simple bathroom look like one in elegant hotels. Although some storage units can be pricey, especially the large ones, there are ways for you to have them cheaper if you know of some buyer’s hacks. Here are some of them.

Search for deals

One way to lower down the price of Large Bathroom Storage Unitsis to look for promo items or deals offered by suppliers such as free delivery or money back guarantee. Getting the items from the online shop can be a hassle while paying for its delivery can cost you money. With free delivery offers, you get to save money on delivery and handling. The good thing about money back guarantee is that you can be sure to have your money if you are not satisfied with the product.

Compare prices

One of the errors that shoppers usually commit is jumping at the first item that they find on the internet, only to regret the decision because of poor quality of the product. To avoid committing mistakes, make it a point to shop around and note the prices and the perks that goes along with the product. You might be surprised to know that similar items differ from one supplier to the other so it is always best to have a price comparison before finalizing your purchases.

Find promos and on sale items

You can also buy cheaper Large Bathroom Storage Units by looking for promo items or products that are up for sale. Items that are also put up for clearance or end of season are also cheaper compared to newly released items. Click the promo tab on the supplier’s website to find large storage units or vanity that are cheaper and within your budget.

Glass-Heavy Projects See Steady Gain

With glass being as prevalent as a building material as it is, companies like Ecotech Glass are enjoying the rewards of providing a demanded service. In the US, glass-heavy construction may have taken a small hit during the February to March transition, but the yearly gains have shown a considerable amount of promise.

According to a USGNN analysis of data from the US Census Bureau, the glass-heavy office sector experienced a 2.5% decline during the transition from February to March, but experienced a growth of 15.7% from last year. Construction starts for the sector have totalled to $73.3 B at a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate.

The date matches with the outlooks and predictions of the US’s contract glaziers, a few of which made statements in the 2017 Glass and Glazing Industry Outlook, saying that they were expecting a notable increase in the demand for their services, primarily in the office sector, complimenting what would be expected of the healthcare, educational and commercial sectors.

The commercial sector noted a 10.9% increase for 2017, climbing up to $80.5 B, countering the 3.4% dip for the same timeframe as the office sector. Educational building also experienced a decline for the month, clocking in at 3.4%, with an annual growth of 1% from March of 2016 to the following year. Healthcare construction inverted the trend, with a 1.7% percent increase for the month, but a 1.4% decrease for the year period.

All non-residential construction, however, was experiencing a 1.2% decline on a monthly basis, with a 1% percent annual growth. This minute growth was also countered by declines in manufacturing building construction and transportation, measuring in at 9.7% and 12.3% respectively.

The numbers met mixed reception. Some professionals see it as a sign of the growth of the construction industry, noting that the monthly declines are not indicative of the status of the market, which has been showing good annual growth regardless. Construction spending in March clocked in at $1.218 T, not too far from the previous month’s data, whilst the change from January to March was recorded in at 4.9%. Certain companies are seeing this as a sign that provide construction related services, such as Ecotech Glass, will be more in demand overtime.

Some, however, are pointing out the monthly decrease as a sign of the commercial real estate market losing its momentum.

Private Owned Vehicles In Singapore Must Have Decals

Starting the first day of July this year, all private owned vehicles in Singapore must display the required decals on the windscreens of their cars.

The decal display is made of plastic and is 14 cm by 10 cm in size. This is approximately two times a road tax disc’s size. The decals are required to be placed on the front windscreen as well as on the rear.

The decal cannot be tampered with because police officers and authorities will be able to distinguish a decal that has been removed and put back in place.

According to LTA or Land Transport Authority, the requirement of the decals is done in order for registered cars under private ownership to be easily recognized. Authorities will be able to conduct any search and questioning for vehicles that are utilized as chauffeured services or hired in any way by hailing passengers on the road.

Owners of private vehicles should register their car before February 28 in order to get the tampered-evident decals for free. After that date, registering owners will have to pay a fee of $20 for a pair of decals.

For the front windscreen, the decal must be placed at the upper right corner while on the rear windscreen the decal must be positioned at the upper left corner.

Owners of private vehicles may not get a copy of their decals from authorized locations only – Uber, Grab affixing centers, STA inspection centers and Vicom/JIC inspection centers. They will also be the one to affix the decals on the cars.

Private vehicles without the decals will be violating the Road Traffic Act though the agency hasn’t released a guideline regarding the penalties yet.

During regular vehicle inspection, the decals will be part of the car which will be inspected as well. Road tax will not be subject for renewal unless owners have acquired their decals.

All owners of registered private vehicles have already been notified via mail and the number is approximately around 30,000.

Car signs in Sydney are also a common thing though most vehicle wrapping covers the entire vehicle unlike the decals which are quite small and can be passed off as a parking sticker.

Dunwoody Entrepreneur Creates Team-Building Business With Food

Dunwoody resident Paul McKeon has made a name for himself in the region for his entrepreneurial endeavors, and now he is adding another.

After his successful marketing and public relations firms, McKeaon has established ‘Team Building With Taste’, a culmination of its founder’s marketing expertise and inclinations for food. Co-founded by McKeon and another entrepreneur and foodie, Jack Gerblick, TBWT is a culinary spin on one of the rising aspects of today’s businesses.

In the modern corporate environment, where working together is now more important than ever, worker cohesion is now being developed, with higher ups devoting the same amount of time in training job skills and corporate know-how, as to fun team building activities. However, few of these types of activities take advantage of any interests commonly shared by participants.

TBWT, aims for something considered universal for humans: food.  Sharing food is considered as one of the most unifying human activities in the world. Any party host can attest; food brings people together to one spot.

McKeon and Gerblick had already owned a large commercial food kitchen they started a while back, ‘The Food Movement’, the first of its kind in the region. When the duo expanded into corporate team-building four years ago, the venture boomed, and has now become the focus for the two entrepreneurs.

McKeon has stated that companies across the country are looking for different types of events, looking for an effective way to get their employees to connect and bond with one another, a demand brought upon with the recent rise of remotely-working Americans. McKeon adds that nothing helps people get close than slicing onions, chopping garlic and enjoying food together.

Both men had prior experience with sales and marketing, and had seen firsthand the importance of good employee cohesion, and what was needed in order to get to that. Both were also familiar with the popularity of cooking competitions shows, and food-related endeavors in general. They simply needed a way to make it all work.

In TBWT, cooking competitions are treated as fun team building activities, with employees team up and make a plate under the guidance of three executive chefs and several other sous chefs.

McKeon states that TBWT mimic a day in the office in a creative way, ideas like risk-reward trade-offs, interruptions, and the like still get employees thinking about ways to make a difference, and get themselves and their team to stand out in a positive way.

TBWY offers more than corporate team building, with packages aimed at private gatherings and the like.