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1005, 2017

Trump And His Promise Of Infrastructure

By |May 10th, 2017|Editorial, XPC|0 Comments

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Donald Trump recently passed the benchmark of his first 100 days in office. It is something of an arbitrary metric to use to judge a new president’s suitability for the job. Achievements made on the 101st day would obviously not be included, and since the idea of 100 days has become common, it may induce some presidents to rush certain initiatives in order to superficially bolster the things about which they can boast. Some have suggested that this is the case with Trump, such as the Washington Post, which argued that he ‘scrambled’ to show progress on health care reform and tax cuts. His American Health Care Act (AHCA) recently got past the House of Representatives but is likely to face a much tougher time when it reaches the Senate. In any case, it is estimated that it will not only cover 24 million fewer people, it will cost more at the same time. This comes just as Trump announced a massive tax cut for the super-rich (including his own company). His intention is ostensibly to allow businesses to keep more of their own money so that they can reinvest it to grow and therefore create more jobs. However, the confluence of these events does not seem to add up. If those jobs are not going to cover people who are no longer insured, it was probably a bad move on Trump’s part. He did achieve some things in his first 100 days though. The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the supreme court ended what was a long attempt on behalf of Republicans to stall the appointment until they could be the ones deciding on who was taking the seat.

Another promise that Trump made, […]

905, 2017

Are Your Teeth Making You Sick?

By |May 9th, 2017|Health|0 Comments

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Even if you’re fastidious about brushing and flossing your teeth, there is a chance that your mouth might still contain bad bacteria that could cause all manner of problems from cavities to gum disease. Some studies have also noticed a link between poor mouth health and serious health issues. Here’s how your teeth could be making you sick:

They Could Cause Heart Problems

Individuals who develop gum disease are nearly 50 percent more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease compared to people who have healthy teeth and gums. Researchers don’t know just why this might be the case, but they think it might be because the bacteria in the mouth is able to enter the bloodstream where it inflames the heart and increases the odds of blood clots forming. This is one of the most compelling reasons why you should take good care of your teeth.

They Could Cause Memory Problems

If you have bad teeth, you might want to visit an expert, like the ones at http://harrelldentalimplantcenter.com/,and have them replaced with dental implants, before taking your oral health more seriously, because at least one study has shown that poor dental health can increase your chances of suffering from dementia. Again, it is believed that bacteria in the mouth may be able to spread to the brain via the jaw or blood, causing an increased risk of the terrible condition.

They Could Affect Your Blood Sugar Levels

It has been found that people with diabetes are more likely to suffer from a serious form of gum disease called periodontal disease than those who of not have diabetes. Some researchers think this could be because gum disease makes it tougher for the body to control blood sugar levels.

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605, 2017

Why It Doesn’t Pay To Be A Private Person

By |May 6th, 2017|Editorial, XPC|0 Comments

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Since the recession, it seems as if every worker wants to flock to the private sector. After all, the industry has security, a healthy rate of pay, and excellent benefits. The public sector, on the other hand, has been taking a hit. So, if you’re in the process of choosing a new career, it might seem like it pays to be private. Although that is the perception, it isn’t always the reality. The truth is that the public sector has a lot to offer, even more than going private.
Here are the reasons it’s better to be open regarding your career.
Flexibility

Among the most flexible employers are the ones in the public sector. When you think about flexi-time and a work life balance, you think about nationalized companies. You see, a limited business doesn’t care about employees in the same sense because profit is their main aim. Public enterprises are different because they are state owned. They have to worry about makes their workforce tick as they have to be at the forefront of the revolution. As a result, they are constantly introducing new policies which bring a nice balance to work and life.

Student Loans

If you want a fantastic job, you will need a college degree. That isn’t supposed to pressurize you, but it should open your eyes. The gap between the classes in terms of education is getting shorter. As a result, more and more people have degrees, which is beneficial for employees. They can take their pick, which means you need to stand out from the crowd. The problem with going to university is the cost. Student loans are pretty extortionate, so paying them back can be hard work. The good news is […]

605, 2017

Great Travel & Good Money: Jobs That Tick These Boxes

By |May 6th, 2017|Business, XPC|0 Comments

Finding the job that is right for you is no easy task, especially if you are a Millennial because, well, your tick list is pretty specific. In fact, two of the main criteria include the need to travel and the need to have a good salary. That makes finding the perfect job that much harder, or should we say, “good luck, Ethan Hunt.”

Most of the time you will either find a job that lets you travel or a job that pays well, very rarely both.  That doesn’t mean these jobs don’t exist because they do and, don’t worry, we’re not about to suggest you become famous on Instagram and make a living that way. No. We’re going to give you some actual jobs that allow you to travel and get paid some serious dollar.

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Commercial Pilot

This has to be at the top of the list because it ticks both of the boxes in thick, black permanent ink. You see, a long-distance commercial pilot gets to travel the world and gets time to explore each location properly thanks to the generous stopover times. In fact, most pilots will get to spend about three days in every week exploring a different country. What do they get paid for this tough task, we can hear you ask? Well, the median salary of a commercial pilot is just shy $100,000 a year. That’s right, one-hundred grand. Of course, you’ll have to get your pilot’s license first. Oh, and you’ll want to be the best in your class because they’re the ones who get the best offers.

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Traveling Nurse

The thing with nurses is, they are needed everywhere. It is a profession that is highly sought after, both around […]

305, 2017

What Can Educators Do To Help Protect Kids At School?

By |May 3rd, 2017|Education, XPC|0 Comments

As a teacher, the goal is to help children develop skills and gain the best possible qualifications. However, encouraging kids to reach their full potential is only one part of the overall challenge. In truth, educators have a host of responsibilities, and keeping youngsters safe is undoubtedly at the top of the tree.

After all, the kids are in your care. Besides, there’s little point in encouraging a great education if their safety is at risk. So what can be done to keep them safe? Let’s take a closer look at three of the main factors to keep an eye on.

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Physical Protection  

When kids are in your care, their safety should be the priority at all times. First and foremost, you need to prohibit access to the school grounds. Frankly, the potential fallout is far too grave to ignore.

Surveillance and alarm systems should surround the building. Meanwhile, security cards and other measures can be used to limit access. Most importantly, all visits from outsiders should be recorded. That way, if an issue does surface, you’ll be able to repair the damage ASAP.

As for physical injuries, it’s important to accept that accidents will occur. After all, kids have a tendency to attract danger at every corner. While you cannot prevent every trip or fall, knowing that you have the right first aid kit to deal with those problems is key. Quick action is imperative also. With this in mind, there must be enough staff members at hand.

Digital Protection  

In today’s climate, online safety is almost as important as physical safety. Even at primary level, school children are constantly using the internet to aid their academic studies. Therefore, it’s imperative that your IT solutions are up […]

305, 2017

Is Your Workplace Making You Sick?

By |May 3rd, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

When it comes to your health, it can come as no surprise that the environment that you are in can have a massive effect on it. For a lot of us, our work environment will have the biggest impact on our health, as it can often be where we spend the majority of our time. So if you feel like your health has been impacted, especially because of moving to a new workplace, then the workplace could be to blame. Here are some things to look out for at work that could be affecting your health. Then you can go from there and look to make some changes.

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Poor Air Quality

While there have been many changes to the quality of the air that we breathe outside, the air that we breathe when we are inside could be causing us some problems. Problems relating to health and poor air quality have become more common with more modern buildings when the source of the air is air conditioning. In these kinds of buildings, the windows aren’t opened. So you aren’t getting any air from outside. Combined with copy machines, dust, hot drinks, and perhaps cigarette fumes, it can be a cocktail for disaster. Leading to headaches, itchy eyes, dizziness, and breathing problems.

Water Borne Illness

If you work in an older building, then water-borne illness could be an issue. Where water pipes are older, they make it more likely to catch something like legionnaires disease, as it is spread through drinking contaminated water. So if your workplace has things like a cooling tower, spa pools, or a dry cooling system (sometimes called a hybrid cooler), then you could be at risk. It can leave you with breathing problems, as it […]

305, 2017

What’s Behind Malaysia’s Soaring Immigration?

By |May 3rd, 2017|Travel, World, XPC|0 Comments

Malaysia is a nation with plenty of history, culture, and exotic charm that lures in thousands of foreigners each year. In fact, many people decide to make the country their new home and enjoy their lives in a place that offers almost year-round sunshine! It’s also no secret that the people of Malaysia are some of the friendliest you will ever encounter on your travels.

The country is full of natural treasures waiting to be explored and provides the perfect base for those seeking employment opportunities in Asia. In recent years, Malaysia has experienced unprecedented immigration. But, what are the reasons behind the country’s explosive growth in migration?

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It’s the gateway to Asia

Malaysia is geographically well-placed to other important Asian nations such as Singapore, India, and China. It’s also quite close to Australia and New Zealand as well. Because of its location, you are afforded a wealth of travel and job opportunities in the region.

Many people that migrate to Malaysia enjoy visiting the neighboring countries for their vacations. Having said that, the country has a plethora of unique and exotic landmarks and places of interest to visit!

Healthcare is virtually free

One of the advantages of being a permanent resident of Malaysia is that you can gain access to a wealth of healthcare options without paying much money (if any, in some cases). Unlike many Western nations, Malaysia has a network of government-funded hospitals and clinics that make healthcare accessible to virtually all of the population.

For those with insurance policies, the private hospitals and medical centers in the country boast some of the world’s best physicians, doctors, and facilities.

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Housing is very affordable

Assuming you are moving to the country and get a well-paying job or are retiring there […]

305, 2017

Identity In The Age Of Trump

By |May 3rd, 2017|Editorial, XPC|0 Comments

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It’s the biggest political shock in recent memory. The reality TV star who became the leader of the most powerful country in the world has thrown up biggest of questions, what does the notion of identity mean in the modern era? The Era Vulgaris we are living in has, for many people, taking the vulgar part of that word to a whole new level. The time for vulgarity and what can only be described as post-political correctness is booming. With each wall Trump wants to put up, he is being met with a massive backlash, and for the left-wing that is great, but what does this mean on a grander scale? And what can we define as identity?

Identity politics, once a term associated with the liberal left, is now being used by Trump supporters, and the tagline Make America Great Again has a lot of assertions to cultural identity in modern America. Will the continued efforts of putting up “a wall” do anything to reignite the proud, blue-collar American image that has been mocked due to Trump’s association with it? The irony of the 156th richest man in America being a spokesman for the working class is not lost on many. The spate of people wanting to make their entry into the States from other countries has been made more difficult with the travel ban, but by no means does this spell a lack of business for an immigration attorney anytime soon. In fact, there are some who are seeing quite an increase in business. Some have reported a rise of 25% in their business, and haven’t seen this much since the era of Reagan.

The backlash against other races, from African-Americans to Mexicans and everyone […]

105, 2017

Is a Career in Farming For You?

By |May 1st, 2017|Editorial, XPC|0 Comments

Agriculture, for many, seems like it might be quite a straightforward business. But in fact, it is a complicated and ever-changing field to be in. There are many different angles to take and things to decide upon. To be successful in farming then you need to know a lot about your land and the type of things that you plan to do with the land that you have. Plants and animals can be pretty complicated, though. So it really is a science that you need to be up to scratch on. You shouldn’t just go into farming thinking that it is going to be a walk in the park. You have to have a good understanding of it all of it all in order to make a profit. And at the end of the day, you want to make a profit in order to have a successful business. So here are some things to consider, if you are thinking about a future in farming.

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What Is Your Farming Experience?

If you have very little in the way of farming experience, then you need to think before you just start to rent or buy a farm. You could end up with this land but not have a clue about what to do with it all. So if you don’t have much experience, then it could be worth hiring a farm hand to help you out. It might only be for the start of the business, but it is important to learn from an expert if you don’t have any experience. So bear that in mind when it comes to planning for your business and costs.

Look For Ways To Be More Cost Effective

You don’t want the costs to […]

105, 2017

Financial Issues: The Biggest Costs Affecting The Construction Industry

By |May 1st, 2017|Business, XPC|0 Comments

The UK construction industry has been thriving in recent times. However, experts are warning that could soon change due to rising costs. If companies can’t keep their expenses at current levels, it’s possible they could struggle to make a profit in the future. With that in mind, this article will take a look at some of the biggest costs affecting the industry today. The information comes from insiders who know the marketplace inside out. Hopefully, the info will help to set the record straight and highlight the realities of the situation.

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Surveys and assessments

Due to ever increasing health and safety regulations, firms now have to pay for more surveys and evaluations than ever before. They do that to ensure they’re building on stable foundations. Those tests also make sure the current work won’t affect any pre-existing infrastructure. Experts from Utiliscan have helped to reduce costs as much as possible for their clients. Many other contractors follow the same path in the hope of driving prices down. However, construction bosses still have to pay for more checks than at any time in the past. Those expenses will continue to rise as tighter restrictions are placed on the industry by the UK government.

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Materials

The rising cost of materials is also a major issue for construction companies today. Most will try to pass the price increase onto their clients. However, they still need to remain competitive if they want to win the biggest contracts. Smaller firms will often find that process difficult because they can’t compete with the larger players in the marketplace. That said, cheap imports from China and India are fast becoming the backbone of the industry. Will that trend continue? Most certainly. Does […]