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Australian Freight Industry Awards Welcoming Entries

One of the most awaited award ceremonies in the industry, the Australian Freight Industry Awards or AFIA, is held yearly with the organization of VTA or Victoria Transport Association. For 2018, the organization is proud to announce that transport companies in Perth many now send in their entries as registration is now open. The event is celebrated in honour of all operators in the logistics and freight industry. It is also a way for them to be rewarded with their outstanding efforts and the accomplishments they have received in the country.

AFIA is going to celebrate its 29 years since it began and for this year the sponsors are going to be Viva Energy Australia together with TWUSuper. The awards are one of the most prestigious in the industry therefore many companies are vying for it. VTA also announced that this year they are opening a new category which will award the best female in the transport sector that exhibited excellent leadership.

Peter Anderson, the CEO of VTA, said that the goal of the Australian Freight Industry Awards is to give recognition to transport operators all over the industry regardless of the sector and categories they are in. He added that they are going to add a new award which is called the Female Leadership in Transport Award to give praise to companies who are making steps to ensure that there is gender equality in the workforce and diversity among their employees.

Due to the addition of a new award, this year there will be seven awards to be given including the Investment in People Award to be given by Logical Staffing Solutions, the Personality of the Year Award to be awarded by Victorian Government, the Best Practice Safety Award from CMV Truck & Bus, the Young Achiever of the Year Award which Daimler Truck & Bus sponsored, the Application of Technology Award from Transport Certification Australia and the Waste & Recycling Award courtesy of National Transport Insurance.

Anderson is now encouraging transport companies in Perth and companies under the logistics and freight sector to register in order to become a part of the AFIA.

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Armenians Remember Their Carpet Making Tradition

For those who are worried about the fate of the centuries old tradition of carpet making in Armenia in this modern age, there is hope as twin sisters learned the craft starting when they were teens. They twins Haykanush and SahkanushStepanyan both learned the skill atGyumri which is known to be the second largest city in the country of Armenia. Everyone knows including the staff at Breath Easy Carpet Care how precious the art of carpet making in the country.

The teens are now 23 years old and employed by Tufenkian which manufactures wool carpets that are hand-knotted, hand-carded, hand-dyed ad hand-spun. Armenia features many arts but carpet making is something they are renowned for. Centuries ago, the art is considered to be a domestic craft done by housewives to give themselves a break from cooking, taking care of children and cleaning the house.

The Stepanyan twins are going to participate this coming summer in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They recognize the intricate art of carpet making wherein after every row is finished, each thread strand is knotted to circle the warp threads therefore varying colors are revealed to make up the intricate design.

According to the Armenian Rugs Society’s president, HratchKozibeyokian, the traditional rugs used to be created for personal reasons by the weaver such as a gift, a dowry or a commemorative item. It was only in the 19th century that Armenian rugs were made for commercial use. During this time, women weavers are paid by merchants for every square inch they completed.

Kozibeyokian added that the industry of Armenian rug making today is stronger compared to the last few years. They refer to the phenomenon as a major revival. In fact, teachers all over the country are traveling to teach young women the ancient art as many were not able to learn carpet making at home. It is said that the tradition was broken but now it is back to life.

The communities of Armenian people are able to discover history through the stories told by the patterns on the carpets. It comes as no surprise that companies such as Breathe Easy Carpet Care are seeing a trend in Armenian carpets.

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Confusion Ensued Between U-Tapao Airport And EEC Projects

The management of the U-Tapao airport is planning to relocate the new facilities intended to be constructed which includes the third terminal. The new location will be near the EEC or Eastern Economic Corridor where the high speed railway will pass through. The train is intended to bridge three major airports in the country according to Leuchai Sri-eamgool who is the director of the airport. This is beneficial for tourists wanting to visit a rooftop bar in Rayong because the area will be more accessible.

As of the moment, land refitting is being conducted in Rayong’s airport after an announcement made by the EEC Committee which is led by the Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha. He said that the 6,500 rai will be taken away from the land area of U-Tapao which is over 16,000. The land is to be used by the EEC for their upcoming projects to be constructed.

The said projects include the high speed railway which will link the airports of Don Mueang, Suvaranabhumi as well as U-Tapao. U-Tapao is also expecting new structures to be constructed including an overhaul centre, a maintenance facility and repair area. There will also be zones reserved for cargo depot and the trading zone for tax tree items.

Because of the announcement, the proposed third terminal of the airport as well as the second runway will have to move to a new location but still within the airport compound, as explained by the rear admiral. Luechai added that the distance of the new location from the current airport structures is around 1.5 km.

Before the end of July, it is expected that the terms of reference for the said projects will have already been announced by the EEC committee. The projects will have a budget of more than 200 billion baht and auction winners are expected to be finalized in October.

Many establishments in the area are looking forward to these projects including the rooftop bar in Rayong because it is expected that the province will have a better skyline view when all of the constructions are completed.

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Ohio Economic Development Bill Approved

Ohio Representative John Rogers, D-Mentor-on-the-Lake, has just managed to score a victory on the legislative floor with a new economic development bill that’ll get the attention of anyone with an Ohio business tax ID.

The proposed bill, aimed at strengthening Ohio’s regional economic alliances, as well as fortifying the partnerships between the state’s local communities, got approval from Gov. John Kasich, with implementation set to start at the 31st of July onward.

According to a statement made by Rogers, Ohio should always be on the lookout for ways to improve business climate while allowing for a development friendly approach to improving the state’s economy and creating new jobs for people. He adds that the legislation is aimed at bringing industry leaders, people with Ohio business tax ID, together in order to see the benefits and challenges associated with regional partnerships with regards to economic development.

As part of the new legislation, an Economic Development Study will go around getting input from local participants, ranging from county commissioners and township trustees to city councils, among others, in order to create recommendations for business regarding the sharing of Ohio resources and services towards establishing a regional strategy for economic growth.

Rogers says that, by creating strong regional partnerships all aimed at creating jobs across Ohio, they can better focus efforts regarding economic development whilst maximizing the state’s resources and cutting down on tax spending.

The committee for the legislation will be bipartisan, with members from both the state House and state Sentae, as well as a chosen member from the governor’s office and six nonvoting members taken from the regional planning and economic development industries.

Rogers noted that, beyond allowing for more focus economic development for the state and for those with aOhio business tax ID, it’ll also allow cities and villages in the state to set a single property tax levy for fire and police.

Rogers says that he met up with both Democrats and Republicans, and they agreed that current Ohio legislations required a few changes to give cities and villages flexibility when proposing levies, that improving on public safety and services should not have to involve proposing two levies when one can suffice, which can lead to redundancies in cost.

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Four Most Popular Tourist Attractions In Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi is a beautiful province in Thailand popular for its natural beauty and the rich history associated to World War 2. The area is popular with nature lovers and history buffs alike. Kanchanaburi also boasts of some beautiful trekking routes that attract backpackers.

There are many must visit attractions in Kanchanaburi like museums, temples, nature parks and tourists require to stay here at least for a couple of days to visit all the places. Tourists can choose from the best hotels in Kanchanaburi that offer great amenities at par with more developed cities like Bangkok.

Some of the popular tourist attractions in Kanchanaburi are

Hellfire Pass & Museum

This is the top rated attraction in Kanchanaburi. The hellfire pass museum pays homage to the war prisoners and Asian labourers who died building the railway line between Thailand and Burma during the World War 2. The war prisoners were tortured by the Japanese forces, and made to work with crude equipment in the harsh climate without proper food and water. The prisoners were made to cut through the mountain to create a railway line between the two countries. Tourists can visit the original cuttings on a guided trek through the mountain, the museum houses the original tools used by the prisoners and also has a memorial to pay last respects to the countless lives lost during the construction of the Death Railway.

Death railway museum and Thailand Burma railway centre

The death railway museum is adjacent to the war cemetery where the war prisoners who lost their lives during the construction of Death Railway were laid to rest. The Death Railway Museum has journals and information regarding the Death Railway and tells the story of its construction.

Erawan Falls

Erawan falls are the seven-tiered waterfalls located in the Erawan national Park in Kanchanaburi. The beautiful waterfall is popular picnic destination and attracts tourists from around Thailand. The hike up to the top most tier of the waterfall is a great adventure for travellers who love to trek. Stay at one of the best hotels in Kanchanaburi and enjoy a whole day exploring the Erawan national park.

Jeath museum

This is another museum in Kanchanaburi and is located near the war cemetery. The museum is run by a monk and has life size displays depicting the life of war prisoners and the tools used to torture them.

Apart from the above there are many other attractions in Kanchanaburi. Tourists can stay at the best hotels in Kanchanaburi and enjoy a relaxed vacation in this historical town and know about the cultural past of Thailand.

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Can You Build A Chemical Plant With Crypto Currency Investment? 

Expert financial and investment advisers like Gonzales Dellàn are very important in today’s world where talks about trade wars and crypto currency bans are rampant. Does it make sense to an investor to diversify the investment portfolio with crypto currency? If crypto currency is regulated by countries, can it solve some of the economic and social problems?

A $400,000 controversial loan was made by in 2014 by Pike County to RCL Chemical because of the promise of hundreds of jobs in Eastern Kentucky at the proposed plant that will convert natural gas to liquid products. A $50,000 payment came from a very unconventional source – crypto currency, an industry that has been warned and seriously scrutinized by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The project of RCL Chemical will convert natural gas to liquid products like synthetic waxes, base oils, specialty lubricants and fuels begun in 2014. To jumpstart the operation, Pike County provided the loan but after two years, RCL made the decision to move to Floyd County citing as reason the lack of sufficient infrastructure. The move caused a rift between Pike County and RCL and Pike and Floyd counties.

Last month, Y2X Infrastructure, a crypto currency investment company in New York, agreed to finance a $325 million loan to fund RCL’s proposal for a natural gas-to-liquid plant in Eastern Kentucky. Y2X is a blockchain-eccentric company that uses crypto currencies like Bitcoin in funding projects. The future of the project that will change the face of the coal economy in the two counties now rests on the newly-formed Y2X Company and the crypto currency investment model.

According to a press release last May, Y2X is trying to raise $200 million through “Global Token Offering” which is similar to an initial public offering where investors can buy shares of the company. However, according to an article in Bitcoin magazine, the investment is extremely risky and speculative.

If you are an investor, do you think Gonzales Dellàn will advise you to buy shares of Y2X Company? Most of the concerns will be the lack of investor protection and greater opportunities for fraud and manipulation compared to the traditional securities market.

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Cremation Fees For Infants Abolished In Auckland

Auckland recently announced that the council has decided to abolish the cremation fees usually charged for infants. The fees will not be only applicable to children older than a year old and adults. The council recognized that the fees can be a burden. With deceased adults, they also have to pay for cremation urns for adults apart from the fees.

The new law will be implemented starting the 1st of July. Those covered are families who have lost an infant that is below the age of one year old. This will take away the stress brought about by the financial aspect of paying for their child’s cremation.

Daniel Newman, a councilor of Auckland representing the Manurewa-Papakura, said that this is something that he has been fighting for since he got elected into office of the council two years prior. He added that he pushed this law because he recognized that grieving parents need the compassion at this most trying time. Furthermore, it is not right to present parents with a invoice regarding the amount they have to pay when they just lost a new addition to their family. It is the state’s responsibility to ease some of the grief that they are feeling rather than adding more to their worries.

According to Newman, the council was able to gather a total of $14,000 in 2017 from the cremation of 81 newborn babies.

In an interview, a mother who lost her child two years ago said that the cremation alone became a financial hurdle for them. She and her partner did not prepare that something unfortunate will happen o them and the expense was quite beyond their capacity. She admitted that during that time she was thinking of cheaper alternative to bury their newborn son.

She further added that she was ready to bring a new life into the world but what she is not prepared for is that she is going to be bringing back the ashes of their son home.

According to law, families who have lost babies that are more than 20 weeks in the womb and weighs more than 400 grams are required to perform either cremation or traditional burial. They also have to purchase urns similar to cremation urns for adults and these alone can be a burden financially.

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