Port For Cruise Ships Coming Soon In Phuket

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Due to the high number of tourist visiting Phuket, many visitors are finding it easier to rent a luxury pool villa in Phuket rather than go their without proper booking. Soon, the number will rise again as Cabinet Members of Thailand has approved the recent proposal to develop the Phuket Deep Seaport in order to it to receive larger types of cruise ships. Along with this proposal is the plan of constructing another port of similar function in either Samui or Krabi.

After the meeting by the Cabinet, Major General Sansern Kaewkamnerd revealed that the ministers are in favor of the proposal to construct additional ports for yachts and cruise ships in Thailand. This plan is to help connect Thailand with the surrounding countries as well as to make the Kingdom a regional hub when it comes to sea transport.

A data from the Marine Department showed that Thailand has 11 existing yacht marinas located in the Andaman Sea as well as the Gulf of Thailand. A total of 2000 boats can be accommodated in both marinas. Despite the large number, these ports can only accommodate yachts that are small in size.

The department also revealed that they are looking into 33 more areas where yacht marinas can be constructed and to help narrow down the choices they are asking local residents on their personal view regarding the places that are on the list.

Major General Sansern also shared that when it comes to cruise ships, only a few ports can accommodate those large types of vessels and these are Phuket Deep Seaport, Bangkok Port and Laem Chabang Port. Despite the facts that they can handle large cruise ships, these ports are also full with cargo ships.

With these data in mind, the Cabinet decided to approve the development of the Phuket Deep Seaport to be able to accommodate more tourists as well as cruise ships. This is ideal since Thailand is located in the international cruise route.
The spokesperson also disclosed the plan of constructing new cruise port that will be located in either Krabi or Samui – it will still be decided which of the two is the best location. A decision is to made before September ends.

Real Estate Boom For Thailand Is Evident

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The state of the real estate industry in Thailand seems to be growing beautifully due to the arrival of numerous property investors who have all set their eyes on investing in condominiums and hotels as well as the influx of property buyers purchasing executive homes in many different places in Thailand like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Phuket. The real estate boom had also been greatly influenced by rising activities in both trade and investment.

It can also be noticed that there has been an increased growth in the value of the cross-border trade with the neighboring countries of Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia and Laos which has amounted to an outstanding 900 billion baht last 2014 and it is also expected to grow beyond 1 trillion this year. This is all because of Thailand’s efforts in setting up special economic zones (SEZs) which was aimed at promoting trade in the border.

Even the locals themselves are doing pretty well. In fact, they now have more income as well as a more urbanized lifestyle which is all thanks to the government’s promotions. Most of these locals would often look for rooms to rent because they can save more money with that. But there are also a number of locals who are looking for condominiums to invest in them.

Furthermore, well-known sellers of condominiums would now normally sell 40-50 units a month while lesser known sellers would still be making lots of money with 20 units a month. It can also be said that there is an exceptional demand for condominium units in Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, Pisanulok and Hat Yai.

Condominiums have become the primary weapon and flagship that will penetrate the market in local provinces. This is all because of the changing demands of the consumers in these areas as well as their lifestyle.

The demand would often come from various groups in each of these provinces. The biggest demands would often come from university students, a primary consumer target, as well as the investors in Laos.

All in all, there seems to be a bright future ahead for the real estate industry in Thailand.

World Leaders Expressed Grief On Germanwings Flight 9252 Crash

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Europe was greatly shocked at what had befallen Germanwings Flight 9252 when it crashed last Tuesday in France. Many world leaders have expressed their grief and their shock at the unfortunate incident that killed all 150 passengers. 72 passengers were Germans, 35 were Spaniards, 2 Americans, 2 Australians and 2 Britons.

French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have all visited the crash site in France and expressed their sorrow for the families of the unfortunate victims.
In a statement made by the German Chancellor, she had shared her thoughts and condolences as well as the entire German government to those who have lost their lives in the crash. She described the suffering of the families of the victims as ‘immense.’

Spain, on the other hand, expressed their grief by announcing a three days of national mourning which begins this Wednesday. Prime Minister Rajoy said in a press conference that they are lamenting the incident like everyone else is doing. President Hollande turned to Twitter to show his support for the family of the victims and addressed the incident as a tragedy on France’s soil.

Due to the incident, King Felipe of Spain had to cut his state visit to France.

The leaders of the countries involved were not the only ones who expressed their sadness and grief following the air crash. U.S. President Barack Obama had even called both Rajoy and Merkel to give his condolences on behalf of the United States of America.

Germany and Spain are considered as one the U.S.’ biggest allies and Obama wanted them to know that they stand in solidarity even during this unfortunate event.

Obama added that it was heartbreaking because most of the victims were also children and some were even infants.
About sixteen high school students from Germany were killed in the crash. A Swedish football team was also scheduled to be on board on Flight 9252. Luckily, all 29 team members were divided into three separate flights, sparing them from the same fate that killed 150 passengers.

British President David Cameron also pledged their support.

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Ugly Christmas Sweater From Charlotte Hornets And Tennessee Smokies

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UglyChristmasSweater.com knows that their sweaters are ugly. It is the only description for the sweaters that are festooned with all sorts of decors associated with the holidays. Who on earth will wear an ugly Christmas sweater that looks like a holiday gift complete with Christmas trees, stuffed toys and garlands? But, do you know that the UglyChristmasSweater.com has become a phenomenon because people believe that the ugly sweaters are awesome?

The Hornets want their fans to purchase the hideous ugly Christmas Hornets sweater to celebrate Christmas in July. Charlotte Hornets have in fact taken to Twitter to try to sell the leftover inventory of their ugly sweaters in July. They say that those who will grab the ugly sweaters will be treated to a discount and they will be happy they did 5 months earlier.

The blue sweaters are not actually that ugly and you will not win the first prize if the office hosts a contest for the ugliest Christmas sweater during the annual Christmas party. In fact, you will not look stupid or ridiculous if you wear the Charlotte Hornets’ sweater and it can be a collector’s item in the coming years.

If you are not interested in Charlotte Hornets ugly Christmas sweater, you can give Tennessee Smokies a try. The Smokies will also be celebrating Christmas in July at the ballpark with the first 1,000 fans in attendance receiving the Smokies Snow Globe that features Homer the Hound. In addition, the Charlotte Hornets will be wearing special ugly Christmas sweater themed jerseys that will be raffled and auctioned off. However, the raffle is for a good cause and the proceeds from the auction will go to Remote Area Medical. Christmas in July will be celebrated with holiday theme music, games, graphics and more at the ballpark. Who know Santa Claus might even be there.

The Tennessee Smokies have set a single game attendance record on Friday evening during their faceoff with Chattanooga Lookouts by welcoming a crowd of 7,866 marking a 3rd time this year alone for the club to set a new top figure. Prior to the 2015 campaign, the largest recorded attendance was only 7,728 in July 04, 2010 in a matchup against Huntsville stars.

Scott Fahlman And His Humanoid Robot Scone

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Creativity and fun have found its way in the online world through various means such as designing and developing a website, one that is offered by a web design company Perth-based. The knowledge of technicalities in computers like codes results to the creation of many other things that are definitely not limited to designing and developing websites for an improved advertisement. Applications, games, drivers, and operating systems, which are widely used by the modern world, are also results of the play of codes done by computer geniuses that have extensively done their research.

Scott Fahlman, the computer scientist nicknamed as the Emoji King – emoji being the terminology for the smiley faces showcasing different moods in the different social media sites, aims to share to the whole world a far greater, significant, and complex project called Scone. Scone stands for Scalable Ontology Engine, Fahlman’s attempt of creating a humanoid, similar to models like Wall-E or R2D2. His plan is to make the project an open-source software which means that the source code will be made available to the public for possible enhancements. However, the entire humanoid project is said to be met with extreme pressure as the computer scientist’s research funding is coming to an end this year on the month of December. Apart from his project Scone, one of his plans for this year is to write a tutorial about Al in the hopes that this may contribute in building bigger and smarter robots in the future.

When asked about the capabilities of Scone, he said that he is hoping that the humanoid creature he is making may fit in the traditional criteria of a robot – one that speaks and understands the English language and quite knowledgeable to share his ideas about the world he belongs in.

The computer geek giving out smiley face cookies every month of September to celebrate the conception of the idea of emojis may be regarded by many as a man of modern vision for technology and a modern world in general, but he is also described to be traditional by heart, as he posts in his website a Smiley Lore that reminisces the story of how the concept of emoji paved its way to success many years ago.

What You Shouldn’t Do With Vacation Rentals

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When you plan on renting vacation villas in Hua Hin, there are a few things you should be wary of. Sometimes people make the mistake of doing the things listed below due to carelessness, ignorance or because of high expectations. But before you skip to the details below, you should first know more about vacation rentals. When you hire rooms, cottages, villas, RV’s, boathouses and any other living space for rent, they are collectively known as vacation rentals. Vacation rentals are easy and are perfect for vacations but before you book a rental, here are the things that you shouldn’t be doing.

Ignore the listing
Most people often make the mistake of ignoring the listing. This is definitely a bad habit because the listings contain all the things you can expect from the rental package. If you ignore most of the details from the listings, then you might be surprised, or even disappointed by the things you see on the rental.

Expect what wasn’t mentioned
If the listing doesn’t contain hot water, then you shouldn’t expect to be provided with hot water. Do not expect things that are not listed.

Use an unknown site to book a rental
Use only what is certified and trusted. Unknown sites are unreliable and they may cost you a good amount of money if you are not careful.

Forget about taxes and cleaning fees
You may think that staying in a rental would exclude you from paying taxes but it actually doesn’t. You should know that taxes are mostly not included in the daily rates along with the cleaning expenses and the damages that you might cause while renting. You may be fined before you leave.

Arrive early
Whereas in hotels, the early bird style is great for catching great rooms, but in the case with vacation rentals, your early arrival may cause a few disturbances like the disruption of the normal system and a rushed unit cleaning.

Expect to fall in love with the place upon arrival
This would definitely not happen immediately. It would probably take a few days before the place grows on you. There are also probably some things that you expected to see but didn’t. Lastly, you should not expect them to be like hotels because they fall short of hotel standards.

Introducing The New Duke Eye Center

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Laser eye treatment is now a commonly sought after treatment and patients can rely on LES Belfast to provide the right eye clinic partner for every need. With the growing demand for eye surgeries, more and more eye centers are popping up in every parts of the world and the Duke Eye Center is one of them. Duke is now ready to welcome their newest addition which is the Duke Eye Center. It is a 116,000-square-foot establishment and is boasted by the ophthalmology chairman as the one that will have the biggest impact under his department. This is because of the fact that there is a much bigger space and the experience patient will undergo will be like no other.

Dr. Edward Buckley explained that because of the project which cost around $45 million, they will be able to accept twice the number of patients. Workers were busy transferring equipment last weekend and getting them into the recently built Hudson Building. The clinic already opened its doors for their first patients just this Monday.

Buckley expressed that the new establishment is another step up compared to the current facilities which have been in the area since the early 1970s. The existing was designed as an ophthalmology department but it can only house 12 clinicians. As of the moment, there are now 50 working clinicians in the department.

The financing was from charitable donations and amounts to a total of $27.5 million. The largest donation was from LC Industries in Durham worth $16 million. The Duke Eye Clinic is facing Erwin Road and it has around 53 examination rooms.

The designers of the new building were careful in choosing decors and layouts that will suit the needs of those patients whose visions are not perfect. Two of the special rooms inside the building include a rehabilitation space and laser eye surgery room. Diane Whitaker explains that thought there is enough space inside the building, every inch will be used. One good example is a stairwell which is commonly used as a utility in some office buildings but at Duke Eye Clinic, it will be used by workers to help train blind patients in moving around staircases.