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Nataraja Liveaboard Explores New Islands

Be it in a luxury yacht charter in Phuket or in Indonesia, it is always better that the company constantly updates its list of itineraries in order to provide more travel destinations for its customers and in order to keep up with the trend of the modern generation.

From Komodo to Raja Ampat

And thus, before last year ended, the prominent Nataraja Liveaboard has launched new itineraries, which now explores the parameters of the Indonesian archipelago that ranges from the Komodo to Raja Ampat, and even beyond. The new cruise ship is fully-equipped with diving and cruising paraphernalia.

Arguably, the brand name Nataraja came from a Hindu connection, which they deemed perfect for wooden yacht (the spirit and the arts). Each cabin in the 32-m yacht contains air conditioning system and private bathrooms. It also features a living room wherein you could enjoy the majestic view outside through its enormous glass windows.

Experiencing Indonesian Wonders Above and Below the Waters

Moreover, various details in the said cruise ship are inspired by the tropical nature of Indonesia and they also added hints of the Indonesian culture aboard. Anchored on the core concepts of privacy and relaxation, the cruise is also perfect for divers who want to explore the waters of the archipelago both above and beneath. It also offers charters exclusive for families and dive groups as well. Five of their itineraries include the Raja Ampat Central and North Diving 8-11 Nights, the Raja Ampat Central South Diving 8-11 Nights, the Raja Ampat Central and North Snorkelling and Freediving Cruise 7-11 Nights, the Raja Ampat to Triton Bay (Kaimana) 11-12 Nights, and the Spice Island Cruise: raja Ampat to Ambon 9-11 Nights.

To give a brief overview, the Raja Ampat Central South Diving Site will take you to famous diving sites and viewpoints including the Misool Eco Conservation Zone while Raja Ampat Central and North Snorkelling and Freediving Cruise will focus in the areas around Wayag. Kaimana, on the other hand, will take you to far-flung areas of Indonesia with astounding biodiversity.

With outstanding itineraries and remarkable destinations, a trying out a luxury yacht charter in Phuket and in other places worldwide would indeed be an exciting and memorable experience.

 

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Undervalued And Underpaid Preschool Teachers

Parents across the world are encouraged to begin educating their children at a young age. Schools like Star Bright Montessori try to improve pre-kindergarten education so that young children can be effectively educated. Young children become familiar with numbers, colors and letters, learn to count and identify letters and shapes. Children experience substantial brain development during these early years.

Increased investments are made by Congress, states and communities in early childhood education programs to improve access and quality for children with working parents. Early childcare and education can produce the next generation of leaders which make it important to improve the quality of preschool education in the country.

However, in spite of the importance of skills, training and expertise among educators, they are chronically underpaid and undervalued. Scientific evidence reveals that the first years of a child’s life coincide with the most important period of brain development and yet, the cost of enrolling children in quality preschool programs is so high that parents cannot afford the costs.

Meanwhile, educators cannot afford to continue living with the poverty level salaries. The salaries of early childhood education teachers are determined by their respective employers that are already operating on limited budgets from the tuition fees of enrolled children. Employers have to balance affordable tuition fee and fair wages for the teachers.

The recent significant increases in federal funding for Child Care and Development Block Grants show what happens when attention is given to the requirements of the workforce. Congress has no direct control in setting salary levels but increased funding will allow states to improve the salaries of teachers and support their stipend to obtain credentials and degrees.

While increased funding can make meaningful improvements, Congress must also consider additional mechanisms to make the field of early preschool education and childcare more attractive to teachers by making the paycheck more lucrative.

Early childhood education at Star Bright Montessori develops a child’s concentration, self reliance and self confidence. There are instances when the teacher asks the children to form a circle to sing songs, listen to stories and share particular interests. Every child has the opportunity to participate in the activities.

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How To Get The Services Of An Affordable Dentist In Reading

Dental procedures can be expensive, although it all depends on the type of procedure that you are getting. In general, you would really have to spend just to have your teeth and gums maintained. The good news is that you can find an affordable dentist in Reading and you can even lower your dental expenses by taking care of your teeth properly. Here are some ideas.

  • Brush your teeth at least two times a day or as needed. There are those who need to brush their teeth more often than two times a day, such as those with braces. Regular brushing removes food particles and debris that can accumulate and damage the teeth. Brushing also prevents the buildup of tartar and plaque along the gum lines and on your teeth.
  • Use the right oral care products. Dentists generally recommend using toothpaste with fluoride. If you have braces, the dentist will recommend using mild oral products since wearing metal wires makes you prone to cuts and lesions on the mouth. Ask your dentist for recommended products that are suitable for the procedure that you had. All in all, use products that are eco-friendly as they are generally, milder and safer for the mouth.
  • Rinse thoroughly. If you have dentures, most likely, the affordable dentist in Reading will recommend for you to soak your dentures overnight using a denture liquid solution. In the morning, before wearing your dentures, make sure to rinse it thoroughly with running water to wash away harmful chemicals in the solution that can cause vomiting or stomachache.
  • Floss regularly or as needed. Flossing removes food deposits and particles that cannot be reached by ordinary toothbrush. When you floss in between your teeth, you prevent the buildup of plaque or tartar along the gum line or on your teeth.
  • Use mouthwash. By taking proper dental care, you won’t have to pay high fees on the affordable dentist in Reading because the dentist will only do basic dental procedures on you. When you rinse your mouth with mouthwash, your breath becomes fresh and at the same time, you prevent the buildup of plaque in your teeth.
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Loonie In Good Spot Following Oil Price Hikes

Recent hikes in oil prices have been good for the Loonie and any Currency Exchange that relies on it, as the Canadian Dollar experienced a 10% jump. This happened following the spike in the prices of oil brought about by the recent drone attack on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia.

The Abqaiq processing facility, as well as the Khurais oilfield in Saudi Arabia was recently attacked by drones in the second weekend of September, which led to fires that led to 5.7mn barrels of oil to be sidelined instead of being pumped by Saudi Aramco.

Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Hassan Al-Nasser reported that the attack resulted in no injuries or casualties, but it did take several days following the incident to restore production levels to normal, which amounts to a considerable amount of the world’s supply, about 6%.

The US has been using its strategic reserves to account for any supply deficits, but RBC Capitals Market Commodity Strategist Michael Tran says that the market will be still be affected, with future price action determined by how the metaphorical wounded bulls return, as the short interest in WTI has been fairly low and assigned to the sidelines since the start of the summer, due to the increased drone strikes and tanker seizures.

CIBC Capital Markets Head of FX Strategy Bipan Rai says that the US dollar and the Loonie, given that current conditions hold, will stay above the targeted numbers for entry into new positions, around the 1.3050/75 area. He notes that if, and only if, the USD/CAD dropped below that, then their strategic long USD/CAD is off the mark.

The USD/CAD Currency Exchange rate on the Monday following the incident was 0.17% lower than what was expected, having dropped to 1.3207 overnight thanks to the Loonie spiking in value. As for the Pound-to-Canadian-Dollar rate, it quoted at 1.6536, before dropping to 1.6440 overnight, putting it down 4.97% for 2019.

This is good for any company that handles Canadian Currency Exchange, as it means that the Loonie continues its performance as 2019’s best performing major currency.

Scotia bank Chief FX Strategist Shaun Osborne says that the outlook for the CAD is still good, favoring reduced short-term weakness, but recent events may force the market to settle into a range soon.

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Ford’s Announced Recalls Affecting More Than Half Million Vehicles

There are car owners that put a premium on the aesthetics of their car’s interiors. Luckily, there are car seat covers available that matches perfectly with the car’s brand and model. For example, there are seat covers for Toyota automobiles from the popular RAV4 SUV to the 1982 Camry sedan. Honda seat cover protects the OEM upholstery and keeps the interior pristine.

Meanwhile, Ford has issued 4 new recalls that will cover 10 nameplates across the United States and Canada. One of the three recalls will affect 576,595 vehicles in the United Sates while the 4th will only affect Canadian cars.

The first recall is about the absence of seat restraints which will affect 483,325 vehicles in the US and 58,712 vehicles in Canada. According to Ford’s announcement, the vehicles that will be affected include 2018-2020 F-150, 2019-2020 F-Series Super Duty, 2018-2019 Explorer and 2019-2020 Expedition. These models with manual driver or front passenger seatback recliner mechanism have the defect. The new 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator are part of the recall but only those with rear outboard seats with manual recliners.

Why is there is a recall? The vehicles mentioned may not have a 3rd pawl that will produce the required amount of seatback strength. During a crash, the weak seatback may not be able to restrain a passenger properly and increases the risks for injury. Most of the affected models were produced as early as September 2018 and as late as August 2 this year. Owners of these vehicles can bring their vehicles to the dealership for inspection of seat back assemblies. The dealer can install a new seat structure to meet the guidelines for strength and integrity for free.

Ford’s second recall will cover vehicles in Canada with high corrosion conditions due to snow and plenty of road salt. Corrosion can affect the steering gear motor’s bolts and may result to loss of power steering and increase the risks of a crash.

Many car owners upgrade their engines and machinery to increase the lifespan of their vehicles. However, these upgrades cannot protect the interior of the vehicle from wear and tear. Quality seat covers ensures that the car’s seats live up to the demands of daily driving.

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Ipsos Life In Australia Survey Reveals Most Livable Areas In The Country

Travelling to the AU via plane, then boarding a Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle has its appeal, and the recent Life In Australia survey conducted by Ipsos explained why the Queensland city is a common stop.

The survey, conducted by the market research firm, asked 10,000 Aussies on what they believe makes a place good to live in, then asked how the areas they lived in actually compared to those criteria.

According to the data from the survey, the city of Cairns is the 9th most livable city in all of the AU, with a livability index of 62.1, acquired thanks to ranking above average in the vast majority of criteria, like education, health services, social cohesion, as well as leisure, dining and shopping.

The city did notably well for its sense of community, as well as the ease of access to natural environs, with services like Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle allowing for convenient travel. Notably, Cairns scored above average when It came to the efficiency and reliability of public transport, but failed to actually get a passing grade on the last attribute, with an score of 4.6 on a ten-point scale.

What really brought down Cairns’ index were its below average scores for the feeling of safety, as well as ability to see and take part in sports and recreation.

This is the first time that Ipsos included regional cities in its survey, and, notably, in spite of the top 10 being dominated by metropolitan areas, including East Sydney’s affluent suburbs, the no. 1 spot was taken by a small Victorian country town; Warrnambool.

Located along the Great Ocean Road, this Southwest Victorian town managed to beat out inner-Perth and Adelaide, the latter having been saddled with a job opportunity issue, as the most livable area in all of Australia. It scored high across all categories, and is notable for its prime location in Victoria’s southwestern coastline, with housing prices at $340,000 on average, a mere fraction to what others in the list demand.

In spite of that, however, Warrnambool Mayor Tony Herbert admits that they’re in need of people to fill job openings, with a lot of vacancies in the industries in the town.

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Tips For Effective Transaction With FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight

The success of your business transaction with FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight has something to do with how you transact with the company. For instance, the cost of freight that would be collected from you will depend on the information you provide when you send a quote form. To make a correct transaction that is faster and accurate, take a look at these tips.

  • Instead of sending a request for a proposal from the freight company, indicate your needs and inform the company. They will the use the information as their basis in creating a customized cost estimate for you. Indicate your expected lead time, the type of freight size that you need, the address where the goods are to be delivered, the volume of goods, frequency, and the type of goods to be delivered and your preferred payment terms.
  • If you will need regular or frequent shipping of goods because of the nature of your business, it would be practical to hire a single company, such as FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight for all your shipping and transport of goods needs. This will keep you from transacting with several companies which can consume your time and energy.
  • Take a closer look at the options and coverage being offered by the company. If they can offer customization to meet your specific trucking needs, it would be better. Conduct a good research to find out where you can save and get the best value for your money.
  • Find out about the container transport company’s background, such as their reliability, operational advantages, contingency plans in case of calamities or road accidents, handling of customer complaints and if they can deliver rush orders.
  • Aside from filing a quote form, call the container transport company to talk about your service requirements.
  • Read carefully and thoroughly, including the fine prints when you receive the service contract. If you have questions, call the service provider for clarifications.
  • Find out if the company, such as the FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight allows you to transact online through their online system or if you can place your payment and check the transport status online.
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Aggressive Parents As The Biggest Challenge For High School Sports

Christmas is just around the corner and it is the perfect time of the year to spend time with the family, wear Ugly Christmas Sweater and eat tons of food. Even athletes don the beautiful ugly sweaters for Christmas and share the photos with social media. The sweaters are easy enough to find because they are being sold by both online and offline retailers.

Meanwhile, Iowa High School Athletic Association said that the biggest challenge to high school sports is adult fans and aggressive parents. IHSAA Executive Director Tom Keating and Karissa Niehoff, executive director of National Federation of State High School Associations have expressed the inappropriateness of adult behavior during sports events. Unbecoming behavior of adults has reached epidemic proportions across the country and is hurting high school sports.

A recent national survey interviewed more than 2,000 high school athletic directors to find out what is the most challenging thing about their jobs. The survey results revealed that 62.3% find it difficult to deal with aggressive parents and adult fans. Even high school referees and umpires agree.

According to IHSAA, at least 60% of the new officials during the 2016-17 season quit the following year and one of the major reasons was unruly parents. IHSAA further revealed that unruly parents were the reason for the record-low number of umpires and referees for baseball, football, track and field and wrestling. If no one wants to officiate games, there will be no games.

IHSAA wants to avoid incidents like the one that happened back in May where the referee ejected the whole Marshalltown fan base during a sub-state game against Southeast Polk. The referee made a call and the fans became upset. Coaching and officiating must not be done on the sidelines. Parents do not have to jump in and do the job of the referee. They have to be responsible and supportive parents.

One of the fun traditions during the holidays is wearing Ugly Christmas Sweater with Santa Claus, reindeers and elves. If you are a football fan, you can easily find a Christmas sweater designed specifically for the sport. If you want to standout, there is Ugly 3D Christmas Sweaters that light up.

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