Month: December 2017

Electric Poles Removed From Sukhumvit Road

Tourists who frequent a 5 star hotel in Sukhumvit will be happy to know that the MEA or Metropolitan Electricity Authority made true with their promise to get rid of the power poles that are causing an eyesore located in some areas of Sukhumvit Road. This was the New Year’s gift of the agency to everyone living in the city of Bangkok.

According to Chaiyong Puapongsakorn, the governor of Metropolitan Electricity Authority, the agency was able to complete their task of eliminating 544 power poles as well as cables that are running along the sides of the sidewalk located along Sukhumvit Road. The entire operation spans 12 kilometres which started at the road leading to the Phra Khanong T-junction. The work was completed during the entire weekend.

The project was a part of the city’s goal for Bangkok to adapt the Smart Metro concept which entails that the electricity system as well as the landscape of the capital will be improved. The staff working for the agency did everything on a 24-hour schedule from taking out the poles to burying the cables under the ground. The governor added that the plan was supposed to be done by Sunday but the workers were able to finish everything one day before their deadline.

He explained that the government wishes to improve the current image of Bangkok and make it more impressive thus they the project came into fruition. Mr. Chaiyong also said that the project is a sign that the government cares about the safety of the public and the features of the current landscape because they took into light the issue with the previous electrical system.

The project was done in collaboration with the BMA or Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the Telecommunications Association of Thailand operating under the lead of the Royal Patronage, the Royal Thai Police and operators responsible for mobile and broadcasting networks as well as the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. The improvement will be appreciated by guests of a 5 star hotel in Sukhumvit and the next phase will be done in Bang Khunthian district under the supervision of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

Why Prefer Printed Glass Splashbacks For Your Kitchen

Splashbacks protect the kitchen from spills and splashes. It’s somehow complicated to make a decision on what style and type to buy as there are a variety of options available. If you want to know how to choose printed glass splashbacks, read through for more.

Premium Appearance

Customarily, tiles have been used an affordable choice of splashbacks. It provides flexibility in patterns, shapes, sizes and colors. However, printed glass splashbacks have been persistently increasing in popularity and provide several benefits, including durability, ease of cleaning and a bold, modern appearance. To fit classic kitchen styles, darker glass splashbacks are preferred.


Glass splashbacks provide extraordinary adaptability with its variety of colors and sizes. Splashbacks can be created depending on where it is located. You can request for drill holes and cut outs, like those of plug sockets and taps. To ensure suitability, prefer a customized or standard splashback.

Flexibility on a Tight Budget

The printed glass splashbacks can cost really expensive than any other splashback styles. However, they last longer, come in unique quality, and provide a budget-friendly protection for your kitchen. For those on a tight budget, you can still use it if you lower down the area to where it will cover. If you install it to some areas of the kitchen only, it will cost much lesser than having to cover the whole wall. Therefore, you need to manage the project well to minimize expenses.

Personalization and Maintenance

In comparison to other forms of splashback, glass provides a bold and modern style, which can be personalized, and can depend on your budget. You may want to add lighting to complement the finish of the glass. Also, as you don’t need grout to the installation, as there is no molding and staining involved. Less maintenance is required as you only have to use soft cloth to clean the glass.

Using printed glass splashbacks provide homeowners a stylish, superior option to customary splashback materials. Splashbacks are created depending on the color and style of the kitchen. It can also be optimized depending on where it is placed, like taking into account the plug sockets and switches.

The Real Consequences When You Buy Fake ID

Students are now heading back to school for the fall semester. Local and state officials start warning them about the consequences involved when they buy fake ID.

Not only can the underage student be charged criminally for owning a fake ID, they can also have a higher risk of becoming a victim of identity theft.

A website can gather personal information to produce many fake IDs. According to Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs to 7 Eyewitness News, “You really are rolling the dice if you put your name and invest on buying fake IDs.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo Issues a Warning:

The Governor released a caution to college students returning to school for the fall semester that when they buy fake ID, it is not only illegal but can enhance possibilities of being a victim of identity theft. In recent years, detectives from the Department of Motor Vehicles in New York have found many instances of underage license holders turning to be victims of identity fraud after they bought fake identification online from overseas websites.

The rippling effect of identity fraud can last for many years and more college students are exposing themselves to counterfeiters who try to buy fake ID online,” said the governor. “Our message is simple and it’s just not worth it. You get yourself in trouble with the law and expose your financial future at risk.”

The criminals can open new lines of credit, get a job, take money from the bank or retirement accounts, file false tax returns and even seek medical attention. They can just use the victim’s personal details such as their name, social security number, address and date of birth. The victim may have a hard time recovering their real identity.

According to survey and studies, 18% of identity theft victims are aged 20 to 29; where 6% of the victims are aged 19 and younger if they buy fake ID. They are the age group who less likely monitor their credit card and bank account activities, pay for identity fraud monitoring services, share information on social media, and make them prone to identity theft than any other age group.

Chicago Executive Airport Holds Hearing For Soundproofing Project

The process for the approval of the soundproofing project by the Chicago Executive Airport has already started. The proposal aims to soundproof homes that are experiencing noise pollution due to jet noise. The money to be used for the project is a grant provided by the federal government. This will benefit homeowners because they will not be forced to spend money for best soundproof windows to muffle jet noise inside their homes.

Many people attended the hearing which was led by the airport consultants together with the officials from the Federal Aviation Administration. The audience was also allowed to write and leave comments. The public meeting lasted for more than two hours and was held at the Ramada Plaza Chicago North Store hotel located in Prospect Heights which is close to the facility.

Aside from the discussion, noise exposure maps were also displayed during the hearing. The maps show the houses that will be included in the soundproofing program which is federally funded. The public comments were only accepted until the 8th of December.

Tony Molinaro, the spokesman of FAA, the agency is expecting a report from the Chicago Executive which will contain details of the soundproofing project. As of the moment, there is no timeline to be followed and the agency is still deliberating the project which is sponsored by a federal grant.

He added that they have to determine the type of noise mitigation necessary not just for the current situation but the state in five years time. This way, they know which project needs the taxpayer’s money the most considering that schools and residential homes are also asking for funding.

Last month, the board members of the Chicago Executive made a vote against allotting $80,000 to be spent on a study that will test how effective the procedure of the 310 departure. This procedure is a trial program that will last for six months. During this time, the airplanes’ route will be diverted from the homes and instead it will pass over industrial district.

The soundproofing is still under deliberation and homeowners near the airport need not decided installing best soundproof windows until details have been finalized.

Bali Wedding Worth $70 K For Sydney Couple Did Not Come True

It was a year ago when Simran Grewal along with Anmol Sahota, her fiancé, began their wedding preparations for their special dream day. The couple came from Indian families but they are both residing in Sydney. They plan to have a traditional Indian wedding that lasts for four days – day one will be the pre-wedding, Henna party on day two, day three is the ceremony and the reception is on the fourth day. Couples who have wed before knows the cost of wedding caterer in Sydney thus this is a day that they cannot afford to cancel. Instead of tying the knot in Sydney, they decided to choose Bali with financial help from their respective families.

In the end, the Bali wedding did not happen because of the volcano eruption at Mount Agung. Flights going to their chosen venue have been cancelled and the couple was stranded in an airport in Kuala Lumpur. All of their wedding guests are also stranded somewhere since some are coming from Canada and America. They were forced to arrange a last minute simple wedding celebration in Sydney.

Grewal said that she belongs in a middle class family and most of their funds have already been spent in Bali. The couple paid over $70,000 to vendors based in Bali for their wedding and they might not be able to get a refund.

In the end, the couple tied the knot in a ceremony held in the north western part of Sydney with a reception held the following day.

The couple did not avail of insurance before the volcano warning so it will be impossible for them to gain back what they spent.

The volcano in Bali emitted ash cloud the week before the wedding thus flights from various carrier including Virgin, Jetstar and Qantas going to Bali have been cancelled.

In the end, they hired a wedding caterer in Sydney and got a two day ceremony for those who were able to fly in and attend. The same thing happened to a couple in Melbourne since their guests were not able to land in Denpasar.

Choosing Between Tiles And Tin For Your Roofing

Every aspect of a home is important thus, it is important to decide carefully when roofing in Sydney because you have many options but the most common one is whether to choose tin or tiles. According to Chris Edgar, a member of the Master Builders Association of South Australia, there are advantages and disadvantages to the two materials.

When it comes to versatility, the steel is leading but looking at the lifespan of the material, tile is the clear winner aside from the fact that it is better in insulating sound and it has heritage appeal.

Mr. Edgar said that lightweight steels are ideal for architectural buildings because it can be formed into curves while the recommended pitch of tile is only from 18 to 22 degrees. Variance can be achieved when steel is used.

The only issue is that there is a big difference in the weight. Roof made of terracotta can be very heavy. The tiles can be as heavy as 60 kilograms for every square meter while steel only weighs five kilograms for every square meter.

Mr. Edgar said that flat roofs cost less to install but there might be problems in the future it the plumbing, wiring or the air conditioning system has to be changed. Flat roof is beautiful and it is possible but it has to be maintained more than the pitched roof because blockage can occur.

It is recommended to have at least two degrees of pitch because the curl on the edge can help in preventing the rain from coming back if it does not have enough run-off speed to begin with. On the other hand, roofs with higher pitch are more flexible.

Both tin and tiles can incorporate solar panels but the radiant heat can have an impact the panels. Tiles made of terracotta or concrete has the ability to absorb heat and as soon as the temperature drops, it sends it back out. Steel, on the other hand, lets heat pass through which is why the ceiling space can heat up a lot faster but dissipation is also quite fast.

For homeowners planning to do roofing in Sydney, make sure that you choose steel if your house is located in an area where bushfire is common.

Sumitomo Chemical Acquires Botanical Resources

Botanical Resources, an Australian firm that specializes in growing insecticidal compounds for pest control in Sydney and anywhere else in Australia,recently managed to close a deal that granted majority stockholder status to the Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical.

The Japanese company recently acquired 82.9% of Botanical Resources’ shares, in addition to also acquiring affiliated companies belonging to the BRA group from the company’s shareholders. Following this transaction, Botanical Resources, as well as the BRA Group will then operate as a consolidated subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical.

Botanical Resources is an Ulverstone-based company founded in 1996 by Ian Folder, which he established when he spearheaded a management buyout of CIG’s pyrethrum assets. From there, the BRA Group began.

The BRA Group’s primary specialization is in the production of the insecticidal compound pyrethrin.Pyrethrin is a natural insecticide that is found in the extract of pyrethrum daisies. They function as insecticides by attacking the nervous systems of pests, whilst remaining safe to use due to being harmless to people or animals. Pyrethrin also breaks down in sunlight, making it fairly environmentally friendly as well. The BRA both processes the pyrethrum daisies and grows them in farms, located in Tasmania.

Sumitomo Chemical has recently been reported to be expanding into environmentally friendly agricultural chemicals, and this acquisition seems to part of that. The Japanese company sells its products across 80 countries, with most of its products aimed at protecting people from mosquitoes, known for carrying diseases such as dengue and malaria.

Reports from Japan suggest that the buyout will lead to Sumitomo Chemical full control of the BRA Group’s  production chain that stretches from the pyrethrum daisy farming all the way up to the finished product.  Other reports state that Sumitomo will be seeking ways on how to improve pyrethrum cultivation techniques, as well as seeking out more uses for pyrethrins.

This new collaboration will be focused on developing mixtures with existing chemicals, and creating new mixtures, whilst utilizing Sumitomo’s product line. As part of an extended deal, the two companies will continue their cooperative development programmes.

Tasmania is noted as the world’s largest producer of pryrethrins, which makes the state a key location for pest control in Sydney and the world. The state accounts for one-third of the global market at around 60%-70%. During the last harvest season, there were at least 100 growers across 1500 hectares across the state.