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2 weeks ago

Security and Risk Online: Strengthening your Online Protection

In this modern world, identity theft is a huge black market industry today. Don’t be just another statistics and take precautionary measures to protect your identity online today. Here are some useful ways to follow:


Stay away from public Wi-Fi


Connecting to a free public Wi-Fi is risky. It provides an easy way for hackers to steal your identity and track what you’re doing online. They may steal your logins and obtain any sensitive information if you aren’t being extra careful.


Software updates are important


You might find software updates that keep on popping on your screen as a disruption and insignificant but what you don’t know is that their updates are very important for many different reasons. One thing is because software updates could save you from outside attacks. Outdated software is like living in a house with no locks on the doors, you are so unprotected and vulnerable inviting unwanted intruders to access important things.


Phishers! Phishers!


Phishers are tech-savvy con artists and identity thieves whose goal is to steal sensitive information from their victims using fake websites, fake emails, and other sophisticated techniques to steal information.  Email phishing scams are the most effective strategy cybercriminals used to steal your information. If you ever encounter an email asking to confirm any information, don’t give away details.


Check if you’re already a victim


There’s a certain website called that can detect whether your email address is at risk and if it’s on the dark web already. All you have to do is to enter your email address and confirmed it. This is so legit that the CEO of this site has been featured in BBC Rip-Off Britain last year 2015.


Check your online bills and statements


Regularly monitor your online bills, in this manner you’ll quickly detect if there’s a malicious activity going on your accounts and to quickly take actions before it’s too late.


2 months ago

Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group Review: Car Systems that Require Regular Check-ups

There are essential parts of the car which owners must appreciate for what they can provide in terms of keeping a vehicle properly running. Here are some of them:


1. Catalytic Converters


Since 1993, all petrol car exhaust systems came with a catalytic convertor. Its function is to reduce harmful fumes of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides being emitted into the atmosphere. The converter does this by converting toxic gases into water vapor and less harmful gases.


Although catalytic converters can last quite a while, they need regular check-up by professional experts. Tyre&Auto Southbourne has the experience to provide such quality service for car owners.


2. Brakes


Tyre&Auto Southbourne centres employ expert brake specialists who can provide cost-effective brake maintenance service. They recommend twice-a-year check-ups for optimum performance for average or greater than average annual mileage cars.


Free check-ups at Tyre&Auto depots are likewise provided. This includes a digital-measurement of wear on brake pads, discs, shoes and drums, along with a complete list of the actual condition of your braking system and a no-obligation price quote for needed works to be done.


Tyre&Auto depots carry a broad choice of brake systems for car and light commercial vehicles to select from.


3. Tyres


Tyres need replacement to maintain performance and safety. Choosing the right kind can be a challenge for most people who do not possess the expertise. Tyre&Auto Southbourne can assist you determine the proper size and the type of tyres as well as the appropriate driving habits for each individual driver.


Tyres are marked specifically according to date and place they were manufactured, speed, load capacity and the size.


For instance, the following classifies the tyre wall markings as follows:


A = 165 -- the section width of the tyre.

B = 65 -- the aspect ratio or profile of the tyre.

C = 14 -- the radius of the tyre.

D = 79 -- the load capacity of the tyre.

E = T -- the speed rating.


The life of tyres will vary depending on certain factors: the mileage of a car (high or low), where they are used often (inner city or the race track), as well as the driving habits of the user (average speed and acceleration or sportier manner). Tye&Auto Southbourne experts will help you decide which suits your car and your particular driving needs.


Regular servicing at Tyre&Auto will definitely extend the effective life and maintain the value of your car. Their technicians are well-trained to handle any brand and type of car through the use of innovative tools and diagnostic techniques. You will also feel at ease, confident and secure at the amiable and reliable service they provide.

6 months ago

Group Holiday in Southbourne Dorset: Things to do in Carmarthenshire


Carmarthenshire is the largest County in Wales, situated in the south west, it encompasses coast line, rolling pasture land, the southern tip of the Cambrian Mountains in the north, the verdant Tywi Valley, the dramatic Black Mountain and the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the east. Carmarthenshire Tourist Information Centres can supply full information about the County.

The county town, Carmarthen, on the River Tywi, is a busy town with modern amenities and an ancient history. Carmarthen Castle is a ruined 11th century Norman Castle, overlooking the town. Visit Carmarthenshire County Museum,at Abergwili, to learn about the history of the County.

To the east at Llanarthne, is the National Botanic Garden of Wales, opened in May 2000. The garden contains the largest single-span glasshouse in the world and the longest herbaceous border in Britain. The Botanic Garden is still being developed, an unique garden to keep visiting.

Llandeilo is a great base for exploring the many historic castles in the area. Dryslwyn Castle to the west, Dinefwr Park, Castle and Newton House, and Carreg Cennen Castle. Four miles west of Llandeilo, Aberglasney Garden is well worth visiting, the restoration programme is bringing this ancient garden back to life, with a cloister garden, parapet walk and six separate garden spaces to enjoy. Two miles west of the town is Gelli Aur Country Park, 60 acres of wooded parkland surrounding a country mansion, where events and craft demonstrations take place throughout the year.

Llandovery is a pretty market town in the upper Towey valley, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. In the town itself is the ruins of Llandovery Castle.

In the north east of the County at Pumsaint is Dolaucothi Gold Mines, a Roman gold mine set in the wooded hillside, overlooking the lovely Cothi Valley. There are guided tours of the underground workings, gold panning, exhibitions on gold and mining history and working trains on the mine floor.

At the north west of Carmarthenshire on the River Teifi is Newcastle Emlyn with its ruined castle. The river is famous for world-class fishing of sea trout, salmon and brown trout, the town is a popular base for fishermen. To the west at the beautiful Cenarth Falls is the National Coracle Centre, where coracles are made in the workshop. The Teifi Valley Railway, created from a branch line of the Great Western Railway offers a two mile journey through the beautiful Teifi Valley, a chance to enjoy the age of steam. Four miles east of the town the National Woollen Museum tells the story of the woollen industry of Wales, with demonstrations of spinning, weaving and displays of traditional Welsh textiles.

At Whitland in the west of Carmarthenshire is another of the Counties remarkable gardens, Hywel Dda Gardens and Interpretive Centre, commemorates Hywel ap Cadell, 'King of all Wales' in the ninth and early tenth centuries. The only garden in Europe dedicated to the law, the memorial is divided into six small gardens, each representing a section of the law.

The seven mile beach at Pendine Sands in the south west of Carmarthenshire is famous for land speed records, where Malcolm Campbell broke three records. Visit the Pendine Museum of Speed, to see some of the record-breaking vehicles. To the north is Laugharne, with its picturesque castle, overlooking the Taf Estuary. Laugharne was the home of the poet Dylan Thomas, the Boat House where he wrote "Under Milk Wood" is open to the public. To the north is Llansteffan Castle built by the Normans, near the site of an earlier Iron Age hill fort.

6 months ago

Frank Owens, Ltd Home Building Industry

Frank Owens, Ltd Home Building Industry


Frank Owens, Ltd. was founded in 1985 as a retained executive search firm, specializing in providing key personnel to the home building industry. The company's reputation as a pre-eminent search firm has resulted in expansion into the building products sector. Frank Owens, Ltd. is proud to contribute to both of these integrated sectors and looks forward to further growth in the near future.

By forging relationships early in his career, Frank was able to parlay those relationships into very rewarding friendships throughout the careers of many executives within the Home Building Industry. Today, those relationships continue to strengthen and perpetuate. Serving the leaders responsible for managing growth and risk of the homebuilding industry is at the core of Frank's business.

Frank is proud and privileged to continue to serve many of the same clients that started with him 20 years ago, who credit Frank Owens, Ltd. for placing strong, smart and loyal managers that have helped grow their business.

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9 months ago

Singapore Lawyer - Why Hire Us To Sue For Defamation?

 Singapore Lawyer - Why Hire Us To Sue For Defamation?

Your current employer or the former employer can make a false report concerning you. When such a case occurs, you will be eligible to file for a defamation legal claim. In this case, you will be compensated for your financial losses, as well as emotional grief. Basically, a case is called a defamation, when a person makes a deliberate false report that hurts you. If the statement is written, it is called a libel, but if it is an oral statement, it is referred to as a slander.


There are a number of attorneys in Singapore, who are dedicated to helping clients for the sake of recovering their initial properties and rights. When you believe, and have proof that someone has insulted you, whether verbally or textually, in relation to a false report, you are eligible to sue them. When you need a lawyer to help you in the defamation legal claim process, we are there for you, and here is why you can consider us to help you in the process.


• We Are Experienced

One thing that matters most in any professional job is the experience of the person taking care of the given job. For that, our lawyers have deep knowledge in the defamation cases, and any other related legal claim. In addition, they have relevant skills to carry out the given legal process. We have been in existence for quite a long time, and we have handled a number of complex cases. For that, you will be sure of leaving your case in professional hands.


• Success Stories

The rate in which a person wins can determine their next case result. In comparison to our previous cases, we have had more wins than losses. In relation to the several cases that have been handled by our lawyers, most of our clients have always been content with our services. So basically, you are more likely to win when you choose to sue for defamation with our lawyers. In addition, the different cases that we have handled, which vary in complexity, proves that we can handle whichever case, and you will be sure of winning.


• Readily Available

One of our principles is to ensure that the client is served, whenever, wherever. We understand that every person has a different schedule, and for that, the rate of needs will always fluctuate. There could be a situation where you have an emergency concerning the reports made by your employer. When that situation occurs, you shouldn’t hesitate, but contact us immediately. We have an online service that works 24 hours a day. So whether you are in a deep emergency, or you have a burning question, you can always contact us, and you will be served as expected. Our online crew will always be ready to assist in case of any emergency, usually done via live chats.


• Licensed and Registered.

Another thing that scares clients away is a company that is not registered or licensed. Usually, an unregistered company or institution is more likely to have some devious activities. Conversely, our attorneys are licensed, and they operate freely on any legal claim. In your defamation case, you will be confident to leave the case in our hands, and we will take the necessary steps to help you complete your given quest. Whichever actions that will be taken by our lawyers, you will be sure of having a legal team, that is licensed and operate with authority in providing you with the right services.


• We Are Affordable

Too many people tend to believe that lawyers are always expensive, and that to hire them, you will need to spend a whole lot of money. Conversely, we understand that our clients need the legal services, whether they have money or not. That is why it is affordable to hire us as your defamation legal claim lawyers. The low or affordable prices offered by our lawyers doesn’t mean that the service quality will decrease, rather, you will still enjoy a top quality job, but at a more affordable price.


When you are convinced that you have enough evidence to sue for defamation, then the next step is to commence the lawsuit process. It is always advised to start early enough, in order to avoid any tampering with the original statement that was made. In addition, whenever you are planning to sue, always ensure that you have enough evidence to support your case.

9 months ago

Bacall Associates - The Best Things to Do in Singapore

Singaporeans moan that besides shopping, dining and the movies, there's not a lot you can do here. Ignore them. The must-see list for the one-day visitor to Singapore, especially the first-timer, is absorbingly long. There is very little chance you'll get bored. Most tourists tend to gravitate first towards the famed retail stretch of Orchard Road. Fine, get your fix of bold-faced names like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and every other couture label under the sun. When you've gotten that out of your system, dump your purchases back at the hotel and head out into the 'burbs where the real charm of Singapore lies. We're here to guide you in the top 10 places to travel where tourists don't normally go; in short, the places where Singaporeans in the know live and play.


* Singapore Botanic Gardens


So, you've arrived. It's early and nothing really opens for business until around 11 a.m., so how are you going to kill time? Slip on the trainers and head out to the Botanic Gardens (open 5 a.m. to midnight). At this time of the day, downtown Singapore's last remaining green lung is a cool, bucolic retreat filled with joggers, dogs and tai-chi practitioners. Wander through the swaths of virgin rainforest (the main boardwalk through it is entered from Upper Palm Valley Road) and then take in the National Orchid Garden's many-colored collection of 1,000 orchid species and 2,000 hybrids. When you're done, drop into the food court near Tanglin Gate for a traditional local breakfast of soft-boiled eggs, coffee and toast slathered with coconut jam.

* Artwork at the Ritz-Carlton


It may seem a little strange to head to a hotel to look at artwork, but the Ritz-Carlton is no ordinary hotel. The massive three-ton Frank Stella installation at the entrance and the pair of Dale Chihuly crystal glass sculptures that anchor both wings of the building kick off one of Southeast Asia's finest (and under the radar) collections of modern and contemporary art. The majority of the pieces were specially commissioned for the public spaces and guest suites. The treasures on view include Andy Warhol and David Hockney's exuberant colors, Rainer Gross's geometric compositions, Henry Moore's restrained monochromatics and the lush botanicals of Robert Zakanitch. It's all free to view, and you even get an iPod-guided tour.


* Chinatown Heritage Centre


Let the other tourist hordes charge over to the newly minted Peranakan Museum or the gloomy Asian Civilisations Museum. If you do only one cultural thing during your 24-hour Singapore layover, it must be a tour of the unheralded Chinatown Heritage Centre, where entire sets of bedrooms, kitchens and street scenes from the late-19th century and early-20th century have been faithfully recreated. It's an authentic slice of Singapore's history that's made all the more fascinating by the gleaming skyscrapers just a few blocks away. And if you must, pick up a kitschy souvenir from the gift shop on your way out.


* Plastic Surgery


In case you missed the memo, the place for plastic surgery is Asia. While many people head to Bangkok and Seoul for assorted nips and tucks, the locals make a beeline for the ultra-swish, Richard Meier–designed Camden Medical Centre. You may not have time for a full makeover, but squeeze in a spot of Botox or a non-surgical facelift with local celebrity surgeon Woffles Wu. And then adjourn downstairs for snapper pie and Pavlova at Whitebait & Kale.

11 months ago

Mossack Fonseca & Co.: Connecting communities, clients, and people

In order to maintain its competitive advantage, Mossack Fonseca & Co. ensures that the quality of its client portal will meet the interests of their clients. The firm made the client portal to give utmost confidence to their clients in using their exclusive online services. Keeping their clients' information 100% safe all the time is of greatly importance to them. In particular, the Mossack Fonseca Group offers a secure online account that allows you to access your corporate information 24/7 anywhere and everywhere. It gives simple, secured, and organized access to clients' key information.


The Client Information Portal also offers real-time updates of your ongoing requests. Specifically, the firm's exclusive online portal offers amazing features to their clients, including finding updated information on your company formation requests through the case information service panel along with digital copies of corporate and legal paperwork; following up on your cases and receive notifications through email whenever one of your cases is updated; searching and reserving shelf companies online; viewing your price lists; paying your outstanding invoices; and requesting for certificates, reactivations and order forms.


Wherever you are in the world, you can access all of the mentioned features above with a safe environment in real-time. You could see amazing applications within the client portal of Mossack Fonseca & Co., such as the Case Information Service (CIS), Online Payment System (OPS), Electronic Delivery Service (EDS), and Online Work Request (OWR).


Case Information System (CIS) is a tool that monitors the progress of client requests and ongoing cases. It enables them to contact the firm's staff around the world, view digital copies of documents as soon as they are received in the firm's office, and receive automatic email notifications, which is optional, every time one of their cases is updated.


With Mossack Fonseca & Co.'s Online Payment System (OPS), the clients can monitor all of their outstanding or paid invoices with the portal's complete account management system. It allows their clients to generate account statement with real-time information, pay their outstanding invoices online or by credit card, take advantage of the firm's debit account application, and choose its batch payment option that facilitates bank transfers and cheques for settlement of invoices.


The Mossack Fonseca Group's Electronic Delivery System, or EDS, can eliminate delays due to the air-mail service. It ensures the most rapid and secures delivery system for clients' annual invoices and account statements. It also allows them to have more time to collect bills and send payments before deadlines.


The firm's Online Work Request (OWR) can access documents easily and quickly, and all in one place. These documents include incumbency certificates, good standing certificates, reactivation of one or more companies, and order form.


A client portal is no longer considered an accessory to a firm, it is now a necessity. Different firms worldwide, along with Mossack Fonseca Group, have seen its great benefit and efficiency, which results to a better and strong relationship with their clients.