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Canada’s Bison Transport Acquires HO Wolding

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One of Canada’s biggest trucking companies, handling trucking in Cambridge and across the country, Bison Transport, has recently acquired Amherst, Winsconsin-based dry van company, H.O. Wolding (HOW), which has a fleet of 320 trucks that operate in the Midwestern, Northeastern and Southeastern regions of the US.

Bison Executive Chairman Don Streuber made a statement on the matter, saying that they’re pleased to welcome the people; the driver, staff and partners, from the HOW company to the Bison family. They’ve talked with Don and Dick Wolding, the operators of the HOW group, and they’ve decided that there’s a lot that both companies had in common when it comes to drivers, customers, safety and operational conduct.

Bison Transport President and CEO Rob Penner, says that their acquisition of HOW is a strategic investment in the US’s domestic transportation industry, one that they have to work alongside one of their US subsidiaries; Britton Transport. The aim is to provide a greater scale and provide a wider range of services to their customers, via empowering HOW’s leadership with the expertise, resource and business model of Bison Transport.

Penner says that the people operating at HOW have managed to foster trust from their customers, as well as their drivers, and they want to foster that reputation. Marc Wolding, a third-generation Wolding who’s been in the trucking company for years, he reports, will take the role of HOW President, bringing in his experience, business acumen and leadership, which he demonstrated by helping building HOW’s reputation as a reliable trucking company just like Bison has when it comes to trucking in Cambridge and across Canada, both as a carrier and employer, in their operating region.

HOW ex-president and CEO Don Wolding says that, while Dick and him were discussing the transaction, they’ve agreed that the key factors for sale would be how the culture and operational conduct of the two companies would fit, particularly with how it would help their people. In early discussions with Bison Transport’s leadership, he says, it was made clear that Bison was the right company for them.

Financial details on the transaction hasn’t been revealed to the public.

Nightlife Venues Near A Hotel In Sathorn

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Nightlife is a part of traveling to a popular destination like Bangkok. One of the famous places in Bangkok is Sathorn, which is famous for its vibrant nightlife with numerous bars, restaurants, and shopping malls.

Going out with friends or spending the night with your special someone in Sathorn is worth the effort with the entertainment that you get from it. Staying in a nearby hotel in Sathorn where the popular entertainment centres are located allows you to totally enjoy your stay in Sathorn.

Here are the most popular nightlife venues in a hotel in Sathorn for your pleasure:

  1. Ce La Vi Bangkok

Ce La Vi Bangkok or formerly called Ku De Ta Bangkok was among the most upscale openings in Bangkok that created a buzz in the city. The entertainment brand and lifestyle are world famous in all the fine restaurants, nightclubs, and bars spread across Asia.

 

  1. Junker and Bar

This bar is usually packed-out every night, though achieving it is not an issue becausethe size of the place is easy to fill.

 

  1. Met Bar

This is in the Metropolitan Hotel in Bangkok, which started in 1998. It is now the hottest and most popular nighttime bar in Ibiza west.

 

  1. Park Society Rooftop Bar

The latest trends in Bangkok are the rooftop bars because open-air clubs are popular. Rain is not an issue because half of the year, the weather is safe.

 

  1. Revolucion Cocktail Bar

This cocktail bar with a Latino theme is popular for its fine cocktails as well as local DJs. Revolucion Cocktail Bar originated in Shanghai. This cocktail bar in Bangkok is the next branch in Southeast Asia.

 

  1. Smalls Bar

Smalls has made waves in the expat community of the city with live music and innovative cocktails.

 

  1. So Pool Party At Sofitel

This is a pool party done monthly at the fabulous 5-star Sofitel Hotel and considered as the best hotel of its type.

You can also visit Tawandang Brew House, the Roof @ 38, UNCLE Cocktail Bar, Vertigo and Moon Bar, and many more.

The active nightlife in Sathorn is one reason for many tourists to flock in the city. You can also browse their respective websites for more details and better judgment.

Thailand’s Airports Expecting At Least 3m Travellers For Songkran

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They’ll be people flocking to many a pool villa in Phuket and across Thailand for the Songkran Festival during the second week of April, and the country’s 6 major airports are already expecting at least 3 million travellers.

President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, Airports of Thailand, revealed their expected forecast for the number of arrivals for the seven-day period of Songkran, saying that they’re expecting around 3.2 million travellers, which would be a 12.3% increase from the same time period from the preceding year.

The AoT is expecting that Suvarnabhumi would be the busiest of the six, with estimated arrivals sitting at 1.37 million over the length of Songkran. There’s appeal to the many a pool villa in Phuket, however, as they’re still expecting about 458,000 travellers, which is still fairly busy. Don Mueang, meanwhile, is expecting 970,000 travellers.

Even with the smog problem that Chiang Mai is dealing with, the airport is still expecting about 246,000 travellers. Meanwhile, Hat Yai expects 87,000 travellers, while Chiang Rai’s northernmost airport is expecting 80,000.

AoT PLC. operates all six of the aforementioned airports. The other state-run airports, meanwhile, are operated by the Airports Department of the Transport Ministry.

These numbers were extrapolated from the number of travellers that have booked their flights via these airports.

AoT didn’t give specifics on when the air travellers would be going into the airports. The Songkran annual holiday will be running from the 13th to the 17th of April in 2019. The festival draws in travellers from across the world who’re looking enjoy a traditional Thai new year, while the locals either return to their hometowns or their villages, or go on vacation, either in somewhere in Thailand, or someplace outside the country.

Pres. Nitinai stated that there hasn’t been any cancellations for flights to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai for the incoming holiday even with the toxic air plaguing the northern Thai regions. That being said, he admits that tourists might opt, at the last minute, to bypass or ignore the two northern cities in favour of other popular destinations, should the heavy smog continue to smother the region during the Songkran holiday season.

Will Small Business Owners Survive Brexit?

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Small businesses are those that are owned under private corporation, sole proprietor or partnership. Compared to a regular corporation though, the annual revenue is lower and the number of staff is fewer. According to the European Union, if the staff members are less than 50 people then they are categorized as small business. They are not free from financial burden through like regular and large corporations. Business owners also have additional costs to think about such as small business IT support because it is an important aspect of a business nowadays in order to be competitive.

In the economy of the United Kingdom, small to medium businesses also known as SMEs accounts for 47 per cent of the total revenue. It means that they have a major role in the productivity of the country but there is room for improvements to create a bigger impact economically by supporting them so they could conduct more activities.

The issues now that concern SMEs all over the United Kingdom is with regards to the new requirements for tax reporting and the new costs they will need to shoulder. These new regulations are implemented today. It is the reason why the first day of April has been called as Blue Monday.

While there are beneficial changes like lower business rates, there are also changes that mean additional costs which can be a burden to most. Federation of Small Businesses is an organization that represents SMEs in the United Kingdom. They believe that the changes were introduced at a bad time because the confidence level of the business owners in the country is in a very low state.

In an announcement made on August of last year, the government has given the green light for discount scheme with the business rates. This means than an average shop will be able to save $4,280 in their business rates charges for the next two years. An average public house, on the other hand, will be able to save $7,867.

In exchange, businesses are required to have new software that will meet the requirement of the MTD. This means that small firms will have to spend an average of $733 for the software and small business IT support will also come in as an additional cost because the software needs to be operated and maintained daily.

Ikea Looking At Launching Platform With Rival Brand Offerings

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Swedish furniture giant IKEA, known to customers and companies like Arthur Fitzhugh Decorating across the world, is looking at launching an online sales platform, one with a slight bent; it won’t just be offering products from the retail giant, but also from rivaling brands.

The company is currently working on finalizing the details on the pilot of the platform, which will function like Amazon or China’s Alibaba, according to Inter IKEA’s Chief Executive, TorbjornLoof. Loof, however, also noted that there needs to be something to differentiate itself from general sites that sold everything.

He says that there’s a lot of opportunities for both IKEA’s site and the major global retail platforms, as there’s a lot of areas that are worth exploring for the company. He points to Zalando, Europe’s largest online fashion retailer, as an example. Zalando managed to grow to its current state by selling clothing from different brands, none of which own the German website.

Mr. Loof explained that IKEA has yet to discuss the matter with its rivals, but that it had every intention of being a part in the creation of a platform that would provide for the whole industry. He says that IKEA has the scale and resources necessary for it, as well as the drive to forge ahead with their plans. Loof believes that, within the next decade, the industry will see the platform being developed.

The CEO explained that, when the discussions are finally handled, they’ll be handling trials on third-party sites, but he also explicitly noted that it wouldn’t be Amazon. Loof says that the plan is to test and learn, to see what could be in it for IKEA, what market and what products they could get the most out of and make the plan for the company moving forward with this clear.

Word has been spreading across companies like Arthur Fitzhugh Decorating and the world as IKEA undergoes some of the biggest changes it the company’s history, testing out concepts like furniture leasing, as well as operating city-centre shops and even providing home assembly services to buyers.

When asked about all the changes, Loof says that IKEA is always exploring, looking for ways to make IKEA better, both offline and online.

Tourists Must Dress Appropriately In The Public Beaches Of Maldives

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Absolute privacy is offered by luxury villas in Maldives for visitors from all over the world. Visitors whose purpose is a luxurious getaway will enjoy all the modern conveniences and amenities that will ensure a unique holiday. The endless stretch of white sandy beaches will encourage meditative sunset strolls. There are wellness experts that can guide guests toward restoration, relaxation and rejuvenation.

During a press conference, Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed stated that the culture and Islamic policies of the nation must be followed and not mixed up. There are acceptable dress codes in the laws and regulations of Maldives that people including tourists must follow. Strict measures against tourists will be taken if they do not follow the regulations.

The culture and Islamic ways must not be mixed up in the local inhabited islands particularly when there are children around. Problems arise because guest houses that provide accommodations to tourists do not enlighten the guests on the proper attire that they can use in public beaches. Authorities have provided registration opportunities for guest houses but some have not completed the registration process.

The tourism minister also highlighted some of the undesirable consequences that happened in the past in some guest homes. Minister Waheed stressed that they are not responsible if similar accidents happen because of the operations of unregistered guest houses and facilities which are considered illegal.

Ever since the tourism industry has been established in Maldives, it has always been deemed inappropriate for tourists to dress down when they are in the capital city of Male and other inhabited islands. Tourists are free to swim in the swimwear of their choice in private resorts. There are local islands that offer bikini beaches so that tourists can swim in their swimwear without the authorities taking action against them.

If you are planning to travel to a place away from city life, your best option is Maldives. You have a choice of accommodations from the luxury villas in Maldives to the boutique hotels and budget stays. There is always a place that will fit the budget and needs of a traveller. Maldives offers them all.

The History Of Dean Court Now Known As The Vitality Stadium

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Most often, each stadium has its own history that narrates the development and progress of the facility. The history of a stadium goes back way during ancient times that talks about different information about the structure.

Dean Court which is now identified as the vitality stadium is a soccer or football stadium in Kings Park, Bournemouth England and is Bournemouth’s home ground.

In 1910, the family Cooper-Dean gave Boscombe FC a piece of land which the ground was named after them. The land site was an antiquated gravel pit and it was still not ready for the 1910-11 football game season. Since the facilities of the club are not ready yet, the players had to be in a nearby hotel to change. Early developments included a stand with 300 seats.

In 1923, the club changed their identity to Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic. Dean Court hosted the first football match on September 1, 1923,being watched by 7,000 people. There were subsequent improvements including the construction of the stand with 3,700 seats.

In 2001, they completely rebuilt the ground with a 90-degree pitch rotation from the original position. The work was not completed for the 2001-2002 season which made Bournemouth play their initial 8 games in Dorchester Avenue Stadium.

During 2010-11, they constructed a south stand which was only temporary and was removed in the 2011-2012 season because of reduced attendance.

In 2011 July, the stadium’s name was changed to Seward Stadium because of the sale of the naming rights to Seward Motor. Seward joined the administration in 2012 February which led to the change of name to Goldsands Stadium. In 2013, during the summer season, they built a 2,400-seater stand at the undeveloped ground portion because of the Championship promotion of the club. In 2013 July, the stadium was named after Ted MacDougall who was a past club striker.

In 2014 August, Jeff Mostynrevealed about the possible redevelopment of the stadium instead of transferring to Matchams. In 2015, the stadium was named vitality stadium after the change of naming rights.

In 2016 May, Bournemouth stated that no additional capacity will be constructed to the stadium for the following season of Premier League.  In 2016 December, the club planned to find another site because of the ground’s ownership issues.

And finally, in2017, the club confirmed to construct a new facility stadium at Kings Park which is the current site of the structure.