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Increasing Government Efforts To Make Myanmar A Tourist Destination

The government of Myanmar recognizes the importance of tourism in the country’s economic development. However, it is important for Yangon hotels to take into the account the level of service and the hospitality that guests want to experience. This untouched piece of paradise on earth must be promoted and marketed well to encourage more visitors.

Myanmar has recently identified southern Myanmar as the region with unexploited potential. The region has a sparse population and still relies on agriculture, plum oil production, rubber plantations, forestry and mining for subsistence. Tanintharyi Region in Southern Myanmar has recently revealed plans to boost growth through responsible tourism.

The riches of Tanintharyi can be found offshore in the Andaman Sea. The development of Tanintharyi as a tourism region will be spearheaded by politicians, diplomats, officials, tourism operators, travel agents, environmental groups and NGOs. The region has a wide variety of biodiversity from the ridge-to-reef to the rich cultural heritage of the semi-nomadic Moken sea gypsies.

Fisheries used to be productive in Myanmar but in the last decade, over-fishing and the use of dynamites have wiped out most of the species on coral reefs. Since processing facilities are limited, most of the bounty from the sea is smuggled or traded to Thailand.

For long term sustainability, new resorts and hotels must follow the strict environmental guidelines that do not allow the cutting of large trees, structures on corals and commercial laundry facilities. The Support to Territorial and Administrative Reform Project (Star) will promote sustainable and responsible tourism with help from experts of the Oikos Institute.

The Star project will also assist Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) to better promote the region. Increasing awareness plays a big role in promoting a new destination. Even if you have the most spectacular property in the world, people will not find you if they have never heard of the destination.

Since more and more visitors are arriving to explore Myanmar, Yangon hotels has improved its offerings from the inviting residence to high speed Wi-Fi and creative décor inspired by the local people and culture. The contemporary restaurant serves local and international flavours with a bountiful buffet and a la carte dishes from early morning to late night.

How Custom Sticker Printing In NZ Can Publicise Dance And Theatre Productions

Dance and theatre productions can convey their creativity and talent, especially when promoted very well. If lots of people watch it, you can give them a small token of appreciation. You can use custom sticker printing in NZ as the token to show your thanks. You’ll just have to exert a little effort and spend a little for these items. What you need is a well-planned merchandising and marketing campaign, which will surely improve the visibility of your production in the community.

How to Use the Custom Sticker Printing

If the dance troupe or theatre company has an eye-catching website, you can use the banner to create custom sticker printing in NZ for bumpers. You can have the banner design provide mobility and new life by allowing them to be seen around the city. Surely, it’s much cheaper to have the custom stickers printed that setting and renting a billboard. The custom stickers can move around the city and everyone will know that you have a show for them to watch. Just picture a lot of people visiting your URL and reserving tickets to watch the productions.

Creating a New Custom Sticker Printing Design

If you don’t have specific designs in mind, you need to be creative this time. After all, you’re doing it for your business. Come up with something that can showcase your show or event. You can also have the entire community involved by creating a buzz and generating publicity. You can hold a contest for those who can provide great custom sticker printing in NZ and have them recommend it to you. You’ll need your website and social media to use for this strategy.

Note that printing promotional stickers is somehow economical than printing brochures and posters. You need to allocate a budget and space for the designs, shapes and sizes. If done well, you can turn it into a collector’s item where fans can collect and support. They will surely have something to remember about your theatre or dance productions.

In these current economic times, it may not be easy to promote dance or theatre productions. However, you can exert effort and creativity to produce more returns from a small investment. You can use custom sticker printing in NZ to promote and publicise the event with such short notice.

Five Tips To Choose A Tutor For Your Child

Home tuitions are the best option for parents, looking to provide extra coaching to their children. The tutors come at pre-determined time slots to teach the students in the convenience of their home. Home tuitions provide a lot of benefits to the students as well as their parents, like improved concentration, better grades, good understanding of the concepts, and customized teaching.

Most of the parents are confused about choosing a professional tutor for their children. There are a number of agencies providing tuition Singapore, which makes it a daunting task for the parents to select the right one. Here are some tips to help you search a right tuition agency.

Consider your priorities

When it comes to tuitions, there is no single solutions that suits all students. Parents have to consider a lot of factors like, cost, location, desired learning outcomes etc. before making the decision. They have to research all the available options and select a tuition Singapore center that suits their requirements and priorities.

References

Parents can speak to the child’s teachers, school counsellor etc., to get references for experienced tutors in the neighborhood. They can also speak to other parents or join parenting forums online to get recommendations for preferred tuition Singapore agencies which have qualified tutors.

Background search

Once you shortlist a few tutors based on the recommendations, Conduct a thorough background search of the preferred tutors. The tutor should be qualified and trained to offering tutoring services. The tutor must have good experience in teaching children. The tutor should not have any complaints for misconduct.

Track record

Parents should always choose a tutor with a good track record. Ask the tutor to provide references of past students. You can speak to their parents and know whether the tuition Singapore has helped to improve the conceptual knowledge and grades of the students.

Fees

The costs also play an important role in selecting tutors. However, the fees charged by the tutor depends on his qualification and experience. An experienced tutor who cleared a tutor training program may charge higher rates, while a college student with good knowledge may offer tutoring at low fees.  Consult a few tuition Singapore agencies, to know about the prevailing tuition prices in your city. Consider fees as one of the factors to help you choose a tutor, who can provide customized services to improve the performance of your child.

New Motorcycle Gear Brand Opens For Support For Movember

Bikers, despite the inaccurate stereotypes fiction has of them, are just the same as everyone else. Though some, like Wheels Motorcycles Clothing Store, say they’re a particularly magnanimous bunch. One new company has recently opened to take advantage of that in other to raise money for the Movember Foundation, which aids with men’s health issues like research into prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention.

Notably, most biker charities set up rideouts and events in order to raise money for their causes, but Full Tank Moto, instead, have started selling their product range of motorcycle gear from their online store with all of their profits going straight to Movember.

According to Full Tank Moto founder Scott Wilson, the project came up when he heard that a friend’s child had committed suicide. He says the kid seemed like everything was ahead of them, but without everyone knowing, they were actually fighting depression. He says that many feel that they’re alone in dark times, something he can attest to, which is why he founded Full Tank Moto to help.

Running a business like Wheels Motorcycles Clothing Store or Full Tank Moto isn’t easy, but Wilson says that it has given him a sense of purpose in life.

He says that it’s different for everyone, and he doesn’t really believe that he’s past it, but his personal struggle does drain him, while riding a motorbike helps alleviate that issue.

Wilson says that’s also how he came up with the name; “Full Tank” is for riders who want to ride with purpose, but also a way for him to find greater purpose and deal with his inner demons.

He says that the decision to link up with Movember was a clear one; he says that they’re a leader in the field of men’s health, unafraid to try new ideas and push the boundaries. For Wilson, supporting such an organisation, he says, lets him feel like he’s actually contributing to something worthwhile.

Wilson runs other businesses, which allows him to donate all of the firm’s profit to Movember. He says that not only is Full Tank a start-up, the time of the workers are donated, so the only actual costs for the firm are the products.

Holiday Shopping For Kiwis Are Changing

New data revealed that Kiwis are going to purchase a record number of books from various online shops this holiday season. The number might be able to compete with record of international shoppers. This is good news for international couriers in NZ because business will surge this Christmas.

According to Book Depository’s commercial director, Javier Rosales, the number of consumers from New Zealand buying books online is always the highest during the month of November because they are taking advantage of the promos and sales during Black Friday as well as Cyber Monday. Book Depository is delivering to 160 different countries worldwide but New Zealand is the second biggest nation they are servicing.

For this year, November 23 was the Black Friday sale and this is when people start shopping for Christmas gifts. They usually shops from retailers with physical shops. Cyber Monday, on the other hand, was celebrated on November 16 and this is dedicated mostly for online sales. The term was developed in 2005 and has been celebrated ever since.

According to Rosales, November is the peak for online shopping because they earn 55 per cent more compared to a regular month. For Kiwis, both Black Friday and Cyber Monday are record-breaking shopping days. The sales are higher by three times compared to a regular Friday and Monday.

He added that these two days started in the United States because these coincide with their Thanksgiving holiday but the trend spread to New Zealand. The sales of from these two days are 12 per cent higher compared to the year before.

Rosales said that the increase in the number of online purchases has prompted them to open their promotion following the time zone in New Zealand in order to adapt with the consumers. He also clarified that while many worry about their purchases arriving on time before Christmas, this is something they have already prioritized to make sure that purchases made on both sales day will arrive well-ahead of Christmas time. It is a lot of pressure for international courier in NZ but they also understand that their consumers come before anything else.

Intensifying Competition Among Motorcycle Manufacturers In India

It is quite common to see Kawasaki motorcycles on the UK roads because they are cheap, efficient and can do anything that riders want. A vast majority of consumers prefer to buy from Kawasaki UK dealers because there are many different options that range from the new to the quality used. Some motorcycles are less than 3 years old and still worth the price you will pay.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries motorcycle unit is planning to increase their production in India to be able to turn the major motorcycle market to an export base that will sell to Latin America and Africa. Output will be increased to about 10,000 motorcycles annually particularly the flagship Ninja model. Kawasaki opened a plant last year at the western India state of Maharashtra. Components will also be purchased locally.

Because there will be an increase in output, the company also plans a big expansion in dealership in India that accounts for more than 30% of the global demand for motorcycles. The first Kawasaki plant in India measured 10,000 square meters and went online in September 2017. Before that, Kawasaki motorcycles that were assembled at a plant leased from Indian motorcycle maker Bajaj Auto has engine displacements of between 250cc and 650cc. At the new plant, larger models like the 1,000cc Ninja will be produced.

Several Kawasaki engineers from Japan will get permanent assignments in India. They will be responsible for finding ways with which they can incorporate locally manufactured and inexpensive components to the models that include the Ninja 250. The goal of Kawasaki is to become more competitive in India because it is an attractive market for motorcycle manufacturers.

Competition among motorcycle manufacturers is intensifying with local brand Bajaj in a tie-up with UK-based Triumph and US- based Harley Davidson. Japan-based Yamaha Motors has also opened scooter dealers in Chennai and two other cities.

A full range of Kawasaki road bikes and demonstrator bikes are available from Kawasaki UK dealers to cater to your requirements. There are qualified Kawasaki technicians and a knowledgeable parts department should you need assistance with your motorcycle. Lifetime guarantee is offered for all new and used motorcycles that are over 250cc.

Airtasker Reveals That It Gets 35,000 Jobs Weekly

There’s a lot of domestic jobs that Aussies can’t really be bothered to do, so one won’t bat an eye for listings for plumbing work, cleaning or Sydney removals, but some are just outright strange, like picking belly button fluff, cakes shaped like people’s rear ends, and fake paparazzi.

According to job outsourcing platform Airtasker revealed that Aussies across the country posted 35,000 jobs to their platform, and, to little surprise, cleaning jobs are listed as the most outsourced jobs in the country.

Asides from the more ‘normal’ chores like Sydney removals, however, some Aussies put in for weird requests, with one user putting up a listing asking for someone to come in to pick their belly button fluff for $5, with another offering $120 for someone to bake a vegan butt cake, as in, as the caption described, as a vegan cake in the shape of a person’s behind.

Airtasker Founder and CEO Tim Fung says that it doesn’t end there, with tasks like bird washing or pretending to be fake paparazzi having been listed on the platform. He says that they see Aussies outsource a wide range of weird and wonderful task, and that he exalts this as Airtasker’s usefulness, as it connects people with someone with the unique skill set needed to help them get their issue dealt with.

There are, of course, more traditional jobs available on the platform, with the most popular being cleaning with 148,591 jobs outsourced in 2018, followed by removals at 122,140 listings, then handymen jobs at 93,961 listings, then gardening, trailing far behind at 48,043 listings.

Of the 35,000 that’s listed on Airtasker every week, data from the platform revealed that the ones most likely to outsource jobs are:

  • Surry Hills;
  • Richmond;
  • Bondi Beach;
  • South Yarra;
  • Kilda;
  • Paddington;
  • Parramatta;
  • Point Cook;
  • Randwick, and;

Mr. Fung says that these suburbs reflect an increasing population of Aussies who know how to value the time in their lives, and know what jobs they’re willing and/or able to do, and which tasks that they would rather leave to the experts.

Chelsea FC Coach Describes Wembley Stadium Pitch As Like A Potato Field

It’s not always about being the biggest football stadium in the world, but just about being a great stadium. Wembley Stadium, according to Chelsea FC Coach Carlo Cudicini, is most definitely not that, with a pitch that he describes as being akin to a potato field.

Tottenham continues to use Wembley as their temporary home while the new stadium is under development, which has met several delays. The pitch in the stadium is in bad shape following a fight involving Anthony Joshua, a month of NFL fixtures, England games, and Premier League football.

Cudicini, a former goalkeeper for Tottenham, who has been operating as a coach at Stamford Bridge since 2016, admitted that the surface has been getting a bit better in the past few weeks, but that’s where his compliments ended.

He stated during an interview to the Gazzettadello Sport that, while the pitch has improved, it’s still a potato field. He says that playing on its pitch isn’t easy, which is really weird, at least, to him, as Wembley may not be the biggest football stadium in the world, but it was akin to a temple; setting the standard for English stadiums in the country, but, now it’s one of the worst. He also points out that Inter will have to deal with the current state of the pitch later down the road.

The Italian coach was referring to the Inter Milan’s Champions League meeting with Spurs, but didn’t have much insight on Mauricio Pochettino’s camp. Cudicini admits that he couldn’t say much on the team, due to the fact that it has changed drastically in the intervening years, not just in team composition, he says, but in how the club operates.

He explains, saying that, back in his time, the Spurs was an FC looking for dimension, something to set themselves apart. Now, they’re in the Champions League permanently, and has many young players who are of a high caliber, and the club has expanded its horizons, like its recent decision to restructure White Hart Lane.

The Importance Of Bathrooms

Some people don’t give their bathroom so much thought on its design perhaps because they just consider it as an ordinary part of the house. They look at bathrooms to be a place that a visitor doesn’t stay for a long time, unlike the other areas of the house such as the living room, dining area, and receiving area where visitors take time to stay.

If this is the way you think, then you may be wrong. A well-made bathroom means so much more than what you perceive it to be. It’s not just a common place. It’s something one should consider spending a little more. For this reason, here are the findings on why you should invest a little more on your bathroom.

You Start Your Day In Your Bathroom

All of us do our morning routines in a variety of ways. However, our pattern is mostly alike when we wake up. You get out of bed and proceed to the bathroom You take a shower and prepare yourself for your daily routine. When you arrive home, you use your bathroom before going to bed. Practically, you start and end your day at the bathroom which is the reason why it’s logical to make it a bit more glamorous.

You Bathroom Is Where You Get Your Relaxation

After a hard day’s work, you just want to relax and get a good hot bath with sweet scented candles being lighted, soothing music, a good wine, and your favorite book on the side. The bathroom is a place where you can find time for yourself and perhaps do some thinking on how your day went, your plans, and many other things your mind wants to concentrate on.

Your Visitors Will Use Your Bathroom

When you have visitors at home, it is expected that some would use your bathroom. Other’s just want to see the looks of your bathroom just for them to know out of curiosity.  You don’t want to be embarrassed having a messy bathroom when your visitors use it. As the common statement goes, your personality is judged based on the cleanliness of your bathroom even if you are well-dressed outside.

 

 

 

 

 

NYC Controller Asking For Records For NYCHA Investigation

As thousands of public housing tenants were forced to ask the NYCHA, ‘why not check here’, as they shivered due to heating and hot water outages throughout the city.

In response, City Controller Scott Stringer hit the NYCHA with a subpoena demanding reasoning as to why its managers have repeatedly and consistently failed to deal with complaints about the outages. The subpoena, sent to NYCHA General Counsel Kelly MacNeal, demands for internal documents by the 4th of December about how it handled heating and hot water outages from 2016 to May of 2018.

The subpoena requires that the NYCHA hand over all the copies of their work orders, and a full list of employees, who work for them or private operators,  who were assigned with the task of getting the heating back on. The NYCHA has, repeatedly, rejected requests for the records.

Stringer says that, following the widespread heating outages, the audit of NYCHA’s systems are an attempt to get information from the authority, but have been met with only delays and unanswered inquiries. He says that the fact that they’ve forced to turn to the records, but be refuted as they ask ‘why not check here’, only to be met by the NYCHA deflecting inquiries, are disgraceful, especially as thousands of families in the city were forced to live without the most essential services of heating and hot water.

Stringer and his team’s audit begun last winter after more than 300,000 NYCHA tenants had to go through heat season, including a brutal January cold snap, without heating or hot water. This is the second subpoena sent to the NYCHA, the first sent out earlier in November, which asks for a list of everyone assigned to fix boilers, temporary boilers and any documentation related to boiler inspections. The more recent subpoena  demanded for a comprehensive list of the tenant requests asking for heating and hot water repairs.

Housing Authority management has been under fire for failing to stay on top of a wave of heating outages sweeping developments, following the drop in temperature on New Year. While the NYCHA and Mayor de Blasio have said that they are doing what they can to handle the matter, there are still many tenants saying that little, if any, has actually changed.