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212, 2016

What Does It Take To Up Sticks & Move Abroad To Further Your Career?

By |December 2nd, 2016|Editorial, XPC|Comments Off on What Does It Take To Up Sticks & Move Abroad To Further Your Career?

When it comes to moving house, a lot of us think that moving from one end of the country to the other is far enough. However, for some people, the idea of moving even further away than that – aka moving abroad, is incredibly appealing. There are many reasons for this, from moving abroad for love to moving abroad to help further your career.

For instance, if you don’t seem to be moving forward in your job, no matter what you do, you may have been looking at your options. You may have a friend who works in the same industry as you and moved abroad to further their career, and now you are considering doing the same. Although this could be a fantastic opportunity for you, it’s important to think the decision through. After all, moving to a foreign country, away from all your friends and family is a big deal.

To give you an insight into what it takes to up sticks and move abroad to further your career, below is a list of the things that you will need to do.

You may need to retake your qualifications

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Depending what industry you work in, you may need to retake some of your qualifications or do some extra training. This is because how each country works in certain industries, such as the medical industry, for instance, differs. So, it’s a good idea to look into what you would need to do to work in your field of expertise in another country. You may not need to do any additional training, but you may do. So it’s best to take the time to find out beforehand so that you know what to expect.

You may need an attorney

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212, 2016

Why Getting a Divorce Could Be The Best Thing You’ll Ever Do

By |December 2nd, 2016|Editorial, XPC|Comments Off on Why Getting a Divorce Could Be The Best Thing You’ll Ever Do

Getting a divorce is never going to be an easy time. This is a person you’ve probably spent a significant portion of your life with and imagined things lasting forever. Unfortunately, life isn’t a fairytale, whether your relationship ended with a bang or slowly fizzled out- the reality is that a person you once thought was right for you no longer is. There’s a lot of uncertainty when it comes to a divorce; your finances are intertwined in property and business, and there are legal matters to take care of too. There may be vehicles to sort out on top of childcare, custody and everything else that comes along with parting ways for good. However, despite the sadness there are actually lots of reasons why it can be a really great thing. If you’ve been unhappy for a while, then it could be the best thing you’ve ever done!

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Divorce Can Be Beneficial For Children

People instantly think of divorce being a bad thing for children. But this just isn’t true and done correctly it can be a really positive thing for them. If you and your partner have been disagreeing and arguing for some time, children are bound to have noticed the tension in the household. This can lead to a lot of anxiety and stress for them, even if it’s not full blown shouting and screaming- passive aggressive comments and a general feeling of unease isn’t pleasant for them. Once you’re separated, this is instantly removed. There are no bad atmospheres in the home, and while you’ll surely be feeling sad and need time to heal from the relationship, having that catalyst to your upset gone can be helpful for everyone. It can feel like […]

1911, 2016

Trump V The Media And Other Shocking Lawsuits You Won’t Believe

By |November 19th, 2016|Editorial, XPC|Comments Off on Trump V The Media And Other Shocking Lawsuits You Won’t Believe

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People have been suing major corporations and businesses for a countless number of years. There are various reasons why this occurs. In some cases, it is the findings of science that triggers a lawsuit. Researchers discover the negative effects or health problems that could have been caused by a product. Since the damage has already been done, those affected must look for justice from the courts. There have been numerous high profile examples of this, from the Roaccutane scandal to the causes of mesothelioma.

In other incidents, lawsuits have been brought forward due to what is essentially reverse Darwinism. Here, when someone sues a major company it is because they have not taken the precautions to protect people who have a low IQ. An example of this would be the individual who sued McDonald’s because they burned themselves after gulping down hot coffee. The precedent introduced in this lawsuit is the reason that coffee cups now need warnings on them. Other businesses are afraid that they could be next. In fact, it has reached the point where trousers have a warning telling people not to iron them while wearing. As we can see by these two cases, some lawsuits against businesses are justified, and others are not. However, it is not justification that determines whether the claims are successful.

This brings us to 2016. Last week, we elected Donald Trump as our next president. Trump has not been shy about announcing his controversial intentions after he is sworn into power. Donald Trump has said on multiple occasions that one of his first acts as president will be to open up mitigation so that newspapers can be sued. Not just newspapers, but any and every media […]

1711, 2016

Essential Auto Accident Facts Car Drivers Need To Know

By |November 17th, 2016|Editorial, XPC|Comments Off on Essential Auto Accident Facts Car Drivers Need To Know

If you decide to drive a car or even be a passenger on the road, you need to know everything you can so you can make an informed choice. Being aware of the number of accidents and the effect they can have on lives is vital in making sensible decision for travel and car ownership.

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No of accidents

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Did you know that the number of people that lose their lives in vehicle accidents in the USA is over 37,000 per year? That isn’t including all those that are injured or permanently disabled. This is the size of a small town in the US. This is quite a frightening figure!

It means that the US has the highest death car crash rate in the world. It is clear from these statistics that vehicle accidents can have a huge effect on the people that they happen to and the people around them. Knowing these facts may make a difference to both your own driving choices and how you react to others choice in the future.

Type

There are different ways of categorizing vehicle accidents. You can look at the type of cars involved. Whether it was a single vehicle that has an accident or whether there were multiple cars involved.

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But one of the most common denominators is alcohol involvement. Did you know that at least half of fatal car crashes involve the driver killed having a high alcohol blood level? This was the case for all States except Mississippi which averaged at 42% in 2014. You can find the rates for all states on a site like http://www.iihs.org/iihs.

Effect on the people involved

Obviously, alcohol has a big impact on the frequency of accidents and the consequences that come after.

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1711, 2016

What to Do If you Need Legal Help

By |November 17th, 2016|Editorial, XPC|Comments Off on What to Do If you Need Legal Help

There is a range of issues that a person can need legal help with. They can range from anything to property law to criminal defense. Getting the right legal help can make all the difference to your situation, and it can seriously help reduce your stress levels. Read on for some key points to consider when you are seeking legal help.

Identifying when you need legal help

The first question that you need to ask yourself is, do I need legal help? For some issues, it may be obvious that you need the help of a fully qualified lawyer. For example, you may have been charged with a misdemeanor or a federal offense. In that case, you will want an experienced lawyer to plead your case when it goes before a judge.

In other cases, you may need some legal advice, but you are not at the stage of needing representation. For example, you may have an issue with a contract that you have signed in a business venture.

Sometimes contracts can be complicated. Especially as they are usually written in legal terminology. So you will need the help of a qualified professional to translate what they mean. This will help you know exactly what the terms of the contract are and if they are being broken. Of course, lawyers can also help you by advising you of the next step to take in proceedings as well.

Identifying what legal specialism you need

Once you have identified that you do need legal help in some way, then you need to work out which specialism your particular problem fall under like the ones listed at http://www.lawyeredu.org/law-careers.html. Most lawyers and law firms specialize is one or two areas. This works because they gain […]

1111, 2016

Why Investment in Our Cities Matters So Much

By |November 11th, 2016|Editorial, XPC|Comments Off on Why Investment in Our Cities Matters So Much

There are many areas of society that need investment and focus. And it’s really important to make sure we invest in our cities as much as possible. These are some of the reasons why it’s so essential to invest in our cities so much.

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Medicine

There are plenty of reasons why it’s important to invest in our cities. And one of the main ones is by way of healthcare. There are many issues with inadequate healthcare in a lot of big cities. Many people aren’t getting the medical support that they need. This is creating more illness, resentment, and divisions in society. It’s time to start building more hospitals and doctors surgeries and to invest more in affordable healthcare plans. So many people are priced out of many of the medical treatments and plans in place. But, if we invest properly in our cities medicine will become a key focal point again.

Jobs

Think about the key components that make up a country. Why is it so important that we invest in our cities? Well, we need to create jobs. Working people are happy people, and harmony is all important. By reducing levels of unemployment we reduce poverty and crime, and cities become much nicer and more pleasant places to live. Creating job opportunities is really important and can be done in a number of different ways. Building new infrastructure, creating factories, and bringing businesses to the area is really important. It’s vital to take a look at how much we can improve an area by investing in it.

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Education

One of the biggest problems inherent in a lot of modern societies is the failure to educate. Children and adults alike deserve, and require, a solid platform of education. […]

911, 2016

Is Your Business Carbon Dated? Use These Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

By |November 9th, 2016|Editorial, XPC|Comments Off on Is Your Business Carbon Dated? Use These Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Has your business taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint regarding your tech usage? It is not just making sure that paper and plastic go into their individual containers now. There are many ways to be more conscious of what you are doing for your start-up or small business. Reducing your carbon footprint needs to be a priority in the 21st century to ensure that future generations enjoy the benefits of a cleaner planet. It is difficult to completely ensure a green operation in your workplace. After all, the amount of energy that is being used to power computers and other supplies in the workplace is, to an extent, a necessity. There are methods to help your business cut back on your power usage. Here are some methods that you can integrate into your business.

Go Up To The Cloud

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Upgrading your operating system to the Cloud is a great way to cut business costs while also benefitting the environment. As the Cloud a is document recovery tool that is instant, there is no need for any physical system for the information to be stored. Also, Cloud service suppliers do offer recovery and backup options for service users.

It is very cost effective for many reasons. As the Cloud takes up fewer resources regarding processing and computing information, it helps the environment too. When the servers are not being used with a standard Cloud operating system, it powers down and scales down its resources. Integrating the Cloud software/hardware into your business is relatively easy. Doing this will reduce the waiting times for the organization and, again, is another measure to make your business save money. You can use a Cloud Integration Platform to make this an easier transition. […]

911, 2016

The Path to Citizenship: Where Trump and Clinton Stand

By |November 9th, 2016|Editorial, XPC|Comments Off on The Path to Citizenship: Where Trump and Clinton Stand

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At the time of writing this, Trump and Clinton are still horn-locked in the battle for the Presidency of the United States. And probably by the time you read this, one of them will be President. It’s strange to think that it will soon be over – although, of course, whatever “it” is, it will really only just be beginning!

Many will think that it’s too late to go over what these two think about certain issues. These people seem to forget that the President is probably going to be in office for four years! Whichever way America votes, it’s important to understand what the implications are going forward. The result could have very disruptive consequences for certain people and families living in the USA. I am, of course, talking about immigrants.

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So let’s take a quick look at what both of these candidates think about the path to citizenship. This is one of the key issues when it comes to their immigration policies. If you’re an immigrant, it’s important for you to understand that things are likely to change soon. You may have to start looking at your position from a legal perspective. Firms like the Law Office of Van T. Doan specialize in family and immigration law. Look into options like this if you’re unsure about your position.

Birthright citizenship

If someone is born in the United States, they are a citizen of the United States. This is the result of an 1868 amendment to the Constitution. The change has its roots in the contemporary controversy of the citizenship of black Americans. The language used in the amendment actually does leave some “wiggle room” when it comes to interpretation. But the essence of the amendment is that […]

1910, 2016

Have You Taken The Canada Pledge Yet?

By |October 19th, 2016|Editorial, XPC|Comments Off on Have You Taken The Canada Pledge Yet?

It seems that every time a presidential election comes around, the liberal half of the USA threatens to move up north to Canada if they lose. Some do, of course, but the vast majority stay and will grit their teeth through a Republican presidency. But this time, things feel a little different. With Donald Trump seemingly staying in the race by the skin of his teeth – somehow – will you be pledging to make a move to Canada if he actually wins?

But let’s face it, the Clinton alternative is hardly an attractive prospect either. This presidential election has been the dirtiest one most of us can remember. And whether you are a Republican or Democrat, you cannot be impressed with any of the behavior on view over the last year. Corruption, boasts of sexual assault, leaked emails, no taxes – it’s not a good overview of American politics.

So, regardless of the result, many people are starting to feel like they might be better off elsewhere. And with the likes of Lena Dunham taking the Canada pledge, who else is thinking the same? However, it’s important to understand that moving to Canada isn’t easy. Here’re some of the issues that might get in your way.

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Who will Canada accept?

Relocating to Canada is actually pretty easy if you are a doctor, lawyer or an architect. Temporary moves are simple for those that will walk into a job. But for the vast majority of Americans, there are a lot of controls. And these checks are very similar to those we impose on other nationalities with our immigration policies. Most will need a sponsorship to enter the country and work, usually from a direct family member. So, if […]

104, 2016

Donald Trump: Profiled

By |April 1st, 2016|Editorial|Comments Off on Donald Trump: Profiled

The most talked about man in global media right now is certainly this guy. However, what do you really know about the most likely male candidate to become America’s next President? Trump is definitely here to stay. So, we profile the American from top to bottom – letting you know every little secret! Check it out.

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Firstly, Trump is a Republican, which is one of the U.S political parties. If you don’t know much about U.S politics, then it might be worth brushing up a bit before reading on. A great place to start is www.3branchesofgovernment.com. You can thanks us later! Trump was born into a family of Scottish immigrants, hence the first name. He is now chairman and president of the Trump Organization and is the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Basically, he is very, very wealthy! He is worth approximately $9 billion!!! While this may be an advantage in terms of campaigning for the election, he may lose a few less fortunate people’s votes. As a result, it is very uncertain whether or not Trump’s chances at a shot at the Presidency can be taken seriously. A surprising number of Republicans are actually backing him despite some further afield policies.

Did you know? In 2011, he tried calling out incumbent President Barack Obama on the validity of his birth certificate! This stoked up some serious controversy. Trump even offered Obama a $5m donation to a charity of his choosing for the release of this information. For this reason alone, many people have opposed him since his breakout into politics back in 2000. Obama has historically always been opposed by Trump. However, America’s first black President has helped Trump change some of his views on […]