Monthly Archives: April 2017

Melbourne Cycling Incident Leads To Petitions Regarding Bike Lanes

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There have been some reports and complaints regarding the signage in Australian cities, with some drivers complaining about the vehicle signage in Sydney, and other places. With the recent incident in Melbourne involving a cyclist, there have been petitions to put focus on signage in the city.

The Greens, the Australian political party focused on environmental issues, have petitioned for the need for improvement on the bike lanes and their corresponding signage in Melbourne following an incident that occurred in the city, which lead to the death of a cyclist after being run over by a truck last March 10 in Yarraville.

The cyclist, a woman, was travelling along Yarraville’s Whitehall street during the incident, wherein a truck collided into her bicycle near the Somerville Road intersection sometime around the evening. Nearby onlookers attempted to help, but the woman died shortly on the spot.

According to Detective Sergeant for the VPF, Darryl Out, evidence suggests that the cyclist ran a green light, but a truck collided with her when it turned left travelling from the same direction. He emphasizes the importance of care for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike whenever they’re on or near the road, so that the city can avoid becoming host to such tragedies.

People aware of the location has stated that the intersection has a bit of an accident-prone history, stating the area’s dangerous and that an incident like this was near inevitable.

As a result of the incident, local cyclists and other people have petitioned for improved signage and bike lanes, with additional regulations for road safety in order to avoid something like this from happening. According to local resident Donald Garner, he states that he too knows that the area is dangerous, and that he knew that cyclists needed to practice greater caution in the area, and those like it. He, however, adds that cyclists and vehicles should be made safer in their interactions, with clear boundaries and areas to assure the safety of everyone on, or near, the road.

Time will tell if the incident will lead to any improvements in signage in the region, or anywhere in the country. Notable, in that there have been complaints about the vehicle signage in Sydney in the past.

Event Space In Bangkok: What You Should Consider?

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Organizing an event is a huge headache especially if the event is happening soon. Most of the time, clients hire their own event organizers to save them from the stress that comes with planning a birthday party or a wedding. Now, let’s say you are planning an event in Bangkok but you don’t have a venue just yet. Not to worry because Bangkok has places built to hold venues. The question is: do you know the things you need to consider when looking for an event space in Bangkok? To begin with, you have to understand that there are proper venues for different occasions. You will also need to look at your budget, the estimated number of guests you are inviting and, the type of event you are planning.

Below are some of things you need to consider when choosing an event space in Bangkok that will be your venue for your next big event:

  • Cost- this is the first thing an experienced event organizer needs to consider. A low-cost venue will allow more funds to be used for the food and the entertainment during the event itself. Also, there are certain days when cost of renting a venue is cheaper so it’s recommended that you are flexible when choosing the venue and date of the event.
  • Location- this is something that event organizer shouldn’t forget. Your event, whether it’s a birthday party or a wedding reception, must take place at a venue accessible enough to majority of the attendees. Or, choose a location that can be found by Waze so attendees won’t worry about getting there.
  • Services and amenities- if the venue has a kitchen that can handle your desired caterer’s needs, it’s a good venue. Also, choose a venue that allows you to choose your own caterer or allows you to bring your own food. A good venue also has tables and chairs, sound systems and a clean-up crew.
  • Capacity- of course, you need to consider if a venue can hold all of your guests in one place.

Parking- most of the attendees are bringing their vehicles so they will need a safe place to park.

How To Choose A Diving Centre For Scuba In Bangkok

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There are several diving centres around Thailand but believe it or not, some of these diving shops can be found right at the heart of the city at the country’s capital, Bangkok.  With all the diving shops in Thailand, here are some of the qualifications that should be considered when looking for a centre for scuba in Bangkok.

Offers various diving courses

One of the aspects that you should check when looking for a diving shop is the diving courses it offers. Look for a diving shop that offers various diving and swimming courses of different levels. This means that the diving shop should be able to offer training courses designed for beginners and those who are already experienced in the field of diving. Find out if the instructors are duly licensed and has membership from Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).  The equipment used during trainings should be in optimum shape and at par with international diving standards.

Available diving equipment

To promote better and saver diving lessons for scuba in Bangkok, look for a centre that offers diving gears and equipment that you can rent or purchase. The staff and diving instructors of the centre should be expert enough to recommend the right gears for you including how to use these gears and equipment properly to enhance your safety while diving including a pleasurable experience beneath the waters.

Hotel facilities

You will know that the diving shop is at the top of its kind by looking at its facilities. Apart from a training centre, it would be best if the service provider for scuba in Bangkok has hotel accommodation so you no longer have to go anywhere while on training. There should also be a restaurant that serves western and traditional cuisines and at the same time, elite training facilities that will delight any diving enthusiast. An example would be a large training pool with strong lights so you can practice even at night. Find a diving centre that offers free refresher course or scuba try for diving enthusiasts.

The Battle Against Tropical Diseases

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Due to the recent epidemics that were brought about by Ebola and Zika, the entire world has come to recognize that everyone is susceptible to the infectious diseases. There has always been a strong correlation between global health problems and people who are traveling in countries there is a presence of the infectious diseases because these infections can cross international borders through travellers who are carrying them.

In majority of the cases, the same methods are used in people who are travelling overseas with those who are local to the endemic. The main goal of the method is prevention that no one will be affected. This is what has always been done to protect people from biting insects such as mosquitoes which are known to spread infectious diseases like malaria. On a data from the World Health Organization, malaria is the reason why there are about 429,000 people who died from the disease in 2105 and it causes dengue which approximately affects more than 96 million people every year.

There are instances wherein prevention methods both on the travellers and the local sides are not administered in the same way. Travelers may get a vaccine which gives them a higher level of protection while locals may be given a vaccine to make sure there is herd immunity. It does not matter what the approach are used, what is recognized is that there is a difference in the protective methods that are used.

The best way to prevent the spread of the disease is to avoid being bitten. This means that the person will have to cover every exposed skin as much as possible, bed nets should be used when sleeping, destroy any breeding grounds as well as using insecticides and insect repellent.

Deet or N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide is a type of insect repellant that is commonly used since the 1950s and up to this day. Another common repellent used is the PMD which is extracted from the lemon eucalyptus plant and then it is manufactured through synthetic methods. For those who are not keen on using chemicals, there are other Australian insect repellent available in the market.

Reasons For Choosing Marry Me Diamonds

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Most people opt for marry me diamonds for various reasons. For one, diamonds are symbols of endurance, elegance and undying love and devotion.  It signifies rarity. Therefore, anyone wearing a diamond ring means she is special and one of a kind. Because of this, more people and would-be couples opt for diamond rings as a token of celebration and sign of commitment to one another. With all the numerous suppliers of diamonds, refer to the following ideas when choosing a vendor to ensure that you will get the kind of diamond your loved one deserves.

High quality diamond pieces

You can find other materials that make an exceptional wedding or engagement ring but nothing takes a breath away than marry me diamonds. These types of stones are obtained legally and ethically with certificates that they are conflict-free diamonds. This means that no person was harmed or violated during the process of obtaining the precious stone. Diamonds come in different grades. They are priced depending on their grade, design and the craftsmanship required in creating the work of art. In order to get the perfect diamond ring, refer to buying guides and online information related to buying diamonds.

Made by expert stone cutters

As mentioned earlier, the preciousness of diamond rings have something to do with how they are made and the expertise of the stone cutter. Precision is required in order to get the right refraction and light reflection which makes the diamond shine brightly every time it is hit by light. You can tell if the diamond is of high quality by its colour, clarity, carat and cut.

30-day exchange policy

Diamonds are special and you do not buy them every day. Therefore, when you shop for a diamond ring, make sure that you will not commit any major mistake. Otherwise, look for a supplier such as marry me diamonds that offers 30-day exchange policy. Those who are not experts in choosing and buying diamonds will have a fall-back if ever they purchased the wrong set. Read buying guides online for a more informed choice.

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Plastic Student Chairs

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Plastic tables and chairs are commonly seen in households, offices, commercial establishments and even in schools and academic institutions. If you are thinking about buying plastic student chairs, it would be best to determine the advantages as well as the disadvantages of the materials. Here are the points:

Advantages

  • Compared to metal or wooden materials, plastics are pretty much affordable. They are also stylish and comfortable to sit on making it ideal for students who are made to sit for hours inside the classrooms. If your school is working on a budget, plastic chairs can be your best choice.
  • Plastic chairs are light weight making them ideal to be around young students. You can even have the kids keep or stack the chairs after school to give them a sense of responsibility on the things that they use.
  • Plastic chairs are generally sturdy. They do not break easily so you won’t have to worry about breaking them even if you use these plastic student chairs among children in primary level. They are not also prone to breakage or cracks making them safer to use for children.
  • Plastic chairs do not require maintenance unlike wooden chairs where you may need to polish or repaint it over time especially when exposed to harsh climatic conditions.
  • They are available in vibrant colours and in various shapes and sizes. Because of these features, they become suitable for kids and in child-friendly institutions.

Disadvantages

  • Plastic chairs are not that durable as they can easily fall apart. However, with proper care and by choosing high quality plastic chairs, its lifespan can be extended.
  • Some plastic chairs are unpredictable when it comes to withstanding weight and pressure making them unsafe to use especially among children who have excess weight or suffers from obesity.
  • Compared to wooden materials which command elegance, plastic student chairs sits at the opposite side of the spectrum.
  • Although plastic chairs do not require cutting of trees for its materials, they are non-biodegradable so all in all, they are still considered as not so eco-friendly especially with chemicals used to manufacture them.