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What To Experience At Novotel

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When planning to spend a vacation, your considerations in choosing a hotel should not only limit to its comfort and convenience. If Novotel is among the list of hotels that you want to stay in, then rest assured you will extend the fun of your trip. They do not only offer the best rooms with amazing features; they are also equipped with restaurants and bars that will complete your experience.

  • Tourists who spend their vacation at Novotel in Koh Samui are looking forward to the famous Beach Restaurant & Bar. Every first day of the week, they have a Thai BBQ Night Buffet Dinner where you can satisfy your stomach with a feast of flavors. They are open from 6:30Pm to 10PM every Monday. There is also a buy 3-get-1 free promo that includes roasted whole chicken, pad Thai, different types of BBQ, and a lot more food to choose from. You can already experience a variety of Thai food for only THB 799++.
  • They also have the so called Happy Hour. Offered every day, you can avail of 50% discount on selected items. Depending on your availability, you can choose among these happy hours: 11am to 12pm; 3pm to 4pm; and 8pm to 9pm.
  • You can experience the culinary culture of Thailand at Novotel in Koh Samui by visiting local fresh food market. They have a chef who will assist you in choosing the right ingredients. Once you are done, you will go to the Cooking Studio at Beach Restaurant so that the chef will teach you the step by step preparation of the dish you want to cook. If this sounds interesting to you, you will have to book in advance. The schedule is every Tuesday and Friday, from 3PM to 6PM. The class only allows 2 to 6 persons. They offer it for only THB 2,000+++ per pax.
  • To end your night with extra fun, you can find some friends as you enjoy delicious cocktails at the hotel’s bar. They offer new cocktails every month. You may also get a glass or a bottle of wine at Beach Restaurant and Bar.

10 Years In The Business: Canada’s Tdot Performance

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Car enthusiasts on the lookout for after sales auto performance parts and accessories must usually contend with hidden shipping, custom, and brokerage fees when ordering from online retailers outside of the country.Buyers initially think that they are saving money based on the publish prices available on these online stores, and not considering the other costs involved to import the items into Canada.

 

A completely Canadian retailer, TDot Performance has been removing the burden of these hidden and extra charges from the Canadian buyer for ten years. June 10, 2019 marked the first decade that the company has been of service to automobile enthusiasts.To celebrate this milestone and to show their gratitude to their customers, the company offered contests and special promotions all throughout the month of June. One grand prize winner will be chosen for this 10th anniversary contest of the company. The prize is inclusive of a trip for two to Las Vegas’ SEMA Show taking place in November of this year, complete with airfare and accommodations for four days. The SEMA Show will treat its attendees with all the new automobile parts and accessories of the year. The online store also included a Father’s Day promotion from the 7th to 11th of June with a 10% discount for Truck Hero Brands.

 

As an authorized reseller, the online store gives these promotions and specials on top of the already low prices that beat all other competitor prices. The store also guarantees 100% free shipping, except on oversize packages and remote locations. The store also guarantees security of transactions and customer information via Braintree, which ensures that all data is purged after the processing of the purchase.

 

The online store makes it easy for buyers to sift through the more than 200,000 aftermarket auto products from over 250 most trusted and popular brands from the industry. They continue to add more and more quality products to their line. In 2018, products from SPL, Rough Country, Remmen Brakes, and GReddy became available on the site.

 

The company guarantees not just 100% satisfaction from the products on offer, but on the customer service as well. Their team of experts who are themselves car enthusiasts guide and assist the buyers towards the best purchase for their needs.

 

Ten years in the business has made TDot Performance the online store of choice for all car enthusiasts for the best prices, products, and people who are there to help them.

Experts Warn About Dangers Of Using DIY Sunscreen

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There are many types of sunscreen in the market and there is even ครีมกันแดดผิวแพ้ง่าย which is why experts were alarmed after the latest Consumer Reports was revealed. According to the report, there are an increasing number of consumers that are using homemade sunscreen as skin protection from the scorching heat of the sun.

The main reason for this is that they believe that these products are not only healthier but also cheaper if they make their own. While it may be true for some homemade products, doctors said that it is not exactly true when it comes to sunscreen.

Consumers tend to shy away from sunscreen products that are available in the market because they are not sure of the chemicals that are contained in the formula thus they develop their homemade sunscreen by utilizing natural ingredients. However, dermatologists commented that this is not recommended and can be a bad idea to begin with.

By looking at the stores available online that sell DIY sunscreen, their number is increasing every day. This increase was significantly higher after reports of a new study revealing the chemicals of some sunscreen are not just absorbed by the skin but also travels through the blood stream. This new study contradicts the earlier findings which states that only a very minimal amount is getting into the skin.

Consumer Reports clarified that the FDA has ordered further research on the chemicals that are used as active ingredients on some sunscreen products but the agency did not release a warning that consumers should stop using these products. Despite this, consumers’ fears got ahead of them and they tried making their own.

Dermatologists are worried because those who are formulating at home are working using their sink or their bathtub which is not advisable because they do not follow the standard in making these products and they are not even sure that the ingredients are effective in protecting skin from the sun.

A dermatologist said that ครีมกันแดดผิวแพ้ง่าย should be used by kids and adults with sensitive skin while those who are not should use products with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

Group For Foreign-Trained Lawyers Launching In Ontario

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For a criminal lawyer in Brampton trained outside of Canada, or any lawyer new or coming back to the country, there’s more than a few hurdles to deal with when it comes to plying one’s trade. One of the latest initiatives for these lawyers is the formation of an organization specifically for them.

Global Lawyers of Canada Society was recently founded, with a chapter in Alberta, British Columbia, and will be hosting its first event on Sept. 25 in Ontario, at Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, as explained by Ontario chapter’s Lauren Heuser, one of the leaders of the chapter, alongside Melanie Capobianco and Sam Gebrael.

Heuser says that internationally trained lawyers, as much as she could speak for an entire collective, all have tangible strengths, and are a serious option for firms across Canada, whether they’re looking to become a criminal lawyer in Brampton, or a defence lawyer in Ontario. She notes that these lawyers are either Canadians who travelled abroad to train, or are foreigners born and trained outside the country.

Notably, the launch of the GLC Ontario comes hot on the heels of the Osgoode Hall Law School’s newly christened event in June; Internationally Trained Lawyers Day, as well as the May launching of the NCA Network, a networking group for Canada’s internationally trained lawyers.

Heuser studied at the University of Toronto, and, back in 2017, published a research paper on the challenges that internationally-trained lawyers face, which noted that Canada’s legal system’s current structure is not built in such a way that it would allow any competent lawyer to make their best contributions to the field, regardless of where their jurisdiction lies or where they were trained.

Heuser says that part of the stigma is rooted in a key fact; that Canada has a high number of law schools operating there, and the idea that Canadian-trained lawyers are the ones who understand the Canadian legal system best. What can be overlooked, is the fact that internationally-trained lawyers get their accreditation finalized with Canada’s NCA, then move on to the provincial licensing bodies, who will then assign them their full credentials, as deemed fit. At that point, she explains, foreign-trained lawyers, in the eyes of the Canadian legal system, are just as fit to operate in Canada as the local talent.

The GLC’s founding coincides with Canada’s increasing awareness of their internationally trained lawyers, spurred on by Ryeson University’s law school is getting pushes to start train Canadians looking to go abroad.

Save Seagrass Campaign In Maldives Gains Momentum

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A holiday at Maldives luxury villas is not complete without experiencing scuba diving. If scuba diving is not your thing, snorkelling a good option because you do not need dive to the deep waters to view the coral reefs. There are schools of colourful fishes that flock together as they float with the tides. Do not miss the opportunity to experience a giant aquarium.

is not complete without experiencing scuba diving. If scuba diving is not your thing, snorkelling a good option because you do not need dive to the deep waters to view the coral reefs. There are schools of colourful fishes that flock together as they float with the tides. Do not miss the opportunity to experience a giant aquarium.

The social media campaign #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass to save seagrass beds in Maldives has gained momentum. According to Blue Marine Foundation and Maldives Underwater Initiative, at least 25% of the resorts in Maldives have joined the campaign. 30 resorts have pledged their support to protect an estimated 830,000sqm of underwater seagrass meadows.

According to the calculations of The Edition, an online news service in Maldives, another 90 resorts need to participate to put an end to the destructive practice of stripping out seagrass in lagoons that are close to  luxury resorts. Some resort managers assume that seagrass spoils the clear picturesque lagoons that tourists usually observe.

Blue Marine Foundation condemns the practice of stripping away natural seagrass beds for cosmetic reasons that is why it initiated the social media campaign. Some resorts have continued with the practice in their lagoons in spite of the number of pledges to end seagrass stripping on the seabed.

Blue Marine Foundation is requesting for the support of the government, resorts, travel organizations and tourists so that they can put an end to seagrass removal. Tourists can help by challenging resorts who still cultivate nude lagoon seabed by stripping away seagrass to make way for selfie photos. Tourists are encouraged to book at resorts that respect marine ecology and protect seagrass.

More than 1,600 persons from the local and international communities’ have registered their support in protecting seagrass in Maldives. Seagrass is very important because it prevents beach erosion, fights climate change, provides food for the turtles and provides a habitat for juvenile coral reef fishes.

A magical experience awaits you at Maldives luxury villas with its exceptional facilities and amenities. The villas are designed for comfort and absolute privacy but to make your stay more memorable, join dolphin tours and watch the dolphins playing in the waters.  

CBA Considering Rewarding Loaners With Energy-Efficient Houses

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The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s green initiative has been going full steam, and, as part of the financier’s endeavours, they are working on launching a reward scheme for homeowners that meet, or, ideally, surpasses the requirements of a basix certificate in Sydney or anywhere else in Australia in creating energy-efficient properties.

CBA CEO Matt Comyn first hinted at the programme, dubbed the Green Mortgage Initiative, when he appeared at the Trans-Tasman Business Circle lunch, which was held recently. The initiative looks to offer cash back, up to $500 for loaners who manage to get certified solar panels installed for their homes.

CBA Executive General Manager for Home Buying, Daniel Huggins, explained why the bank was working on the idea, and the reasoning behind it, saying that the reward scheme is just one of many of the bank’s efforts to go for more than just simple basix certificate in Sydney or anywhere in the country, and make greener choices.

In a statement on the matter, Huggins says that the CBA is always looking for innovative ways to support their customers, and the initiative is being launched as part of that vision. He notes that the CBA is aware that many of their home loan clients can reduce their energy volume and use, as well as pay less or even become net positive for energy simply by getting more energy efficient devices, and this programme is meant to incentivize them to do just that.

The bank hasn’t released any detail on the Green Mortgage initiative, but they did imply that the programme will be implemented soon, within the next couple of months or so.

Notably, the CBA isn’t the only Aussie home-loan provider with green initiatives aimed at encouraging customers to cut down on their carbon footprint, as Yahoo! Finance notes that Bendigo Bank, Hunter United, and Regional Australia Bank also offer interest rate discounts to borrowers who have houses that meet set sustainability criteria.

The AU property market is taking matters like climate change seriously. A report from the Climate Council shed some light as to why, noting that the Aussie property market risks losing $571bn in value over the next 10 years thanks to the effects of climate change, and other extreme weather phenomena.

Tracing The Origin Of Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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In the 1950’s, sweaters with Christmas themes were first produced on a grand scale. Christmas holidays during that time were increasingly becoming commercialized. The first generation ugly Christmas sweaters started with the Jingle Bells sweaters that gained modest popularity for decades. In the 1980’s Christmas sweaters gained mainstream adoration.

How did the ugly Christmas sweater became popular? In the 1980’s there was an iconic TV sitcom where the patriarch of the family was an enthusiast for knitted sweaters with ostentatious designs and clashing colors. The Huxtables was able to sustain its cultural importance and most likely contributed to the longevity of the ugly Christmas sweater as a fashionable choice.

A lot of screen time was gained by the ugly Christmas sweaters in the holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The film was released in 1989 with the Griswold family looking circumspect in sweaters that are considered ridiculous by today’s standards but semi-fashionable in the 80’s. How the ugly sweaters were used in the film is a mainstream example that people were aware that they are wearing Ugly Christmas sweaters.

Wearing ugly Christmas sweaters in the 90’s lost its popularity but with the new millennium, people started throwing parties with ugly Christmas sweater themes. The authors of “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting your Ugly on” traced the origin of the ugly Christmas sweater party tradition to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Two men, Chris Boyd and Jordan Birch threw the very first ugly Christmas sweater party at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver in 2002. They organized a feel-good, festive party with ugly sweaters as the major ingredient. Little did they know that the party will turn out to be a cultural phenomenon. Over the years, the ugly Christmas sweater became a mainstay in fall and winter runway fashion. It has also become a popular product among retailers.

A designer Christmas sweater could cost you thousands of dollars but if you visit UglyChristmasSweater.com, you can buy it for a highly affordable price. Be prepared for the holiday parties during the Christmas season. Don’t wait for the weather to turn cold; buy the sweaters now as gifts for family and friends.