Tax Raise For The Rich

President of the United States, Barrack Obama, will give his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. The speech is said to discuss tax raise on the wealthy in order to aid those on the middle class spectrum.

Officials say that the increase will result to $320 billion in one decade. The said amount will be used as funding for benefits like tax credits.

The State of the Union speech will be the center of political talks and is expected to reveal the legacy which will be left behind by President Obama. The speech is also expected to shape the coming 2016 election.

The only problem the President’s proposal is the resistance by the Houses of Congress which is both controlled by Republicans. As the economy of the United States grows, it is only right that ordinary families living in the US be able to receive certain benefits.

The tax raise is said to be given much thought and the proposal covers the following:

– Making sure that the richest in America will not be able to pass some of their assets as tax-free
– The earnings of the richest will receive an increase of 4.2% in capital gains tax from the previous 23.8%
– US financial firms, estimated to have total assets of around $50 billion, will get new fees

The proposal will be able to raise fund in order to provide for benefits designed for those citizens who belong in the middle class. Some of these benefits include tripled child tax credits, providing assistance for families whose spouses are both working and giving extra incentives for citizens to be able to save for their retirement.

White House has gained more confidence from the people since the increase in America’s economic growth. Despite the recovery, there is still the issue regarding wages for Americans who are in the middle class. It is the aim that the economic growth will benefit all Americans and provide them with outlet for success.

President Obama is not running for another term in the 2016 election despite the positive outcome on the state of the economy.

Celebration Of Loy Krathong Festival In Thailand

Loy Krathong is known as the yearly festival of lights that is celebrated in Thailand. The festival lasts for a week and during this times, thousands of flickering flames are launched after sunset. This way, the lakes, rivers and skies all over the country is enveloped with light.

The festival was adapted by Thai Buddhists from their ancient Brahmanical tradition. Loy Krathong is the reason why many people come from all over the globe during the middle of the month of November. In rural as well as coastal areas, there are lanterns that are sent into the air which are called by the locals as khom loy. In the cities, on the other hand, they have small baskets with elaborate designs that are released into the body of water. The gesture is a tribute to the goddess of water as well as a symbol that the baskets will carry away all the negative luck. The baskets are called krathongs by the locals. According to the superstition, the basket of the person that floats away is a sign that he or she will receive good fortune in the next year. In an unfortunate case that the basket drifts back, bad luck is to be expected.

The main highlight of the festival is during the full moon which will fall in the 12th month according to the lunar calendar of the Thais. This usually coincides in the month of November of the English calendar. For this year, the full moon happened last November 14. For tourists who wanted the best view in the country during the festival, the lakes and riverfronts found in Bangkok as well as beaches located in Koh Samui are the best places to be during the releasing. For first timers, ask your hotel concierges about tips on how and where you should be in order to participate in the event.

If you want to experience Loy Krathong in the city, Bangkok is the best place to be. You can book a hotel in the centre of the city. If you want a picturesque and relaxing view, try booking at a Samui beach hotel and watch Loy Krathong unfold from there.


Advantages Of Human Hair Extensions

There are two main types of hair extensions; the one that is made of synthetic material and the other one that is made of 100% remy hair or human hair extensions. If you are working on a budget, a synthetic type of hair extension can be had as an economic alternative to natural hair extension. However, if you want high quality hair extension, remy hair should be your best choice. There are several reasons why you should use human hair for extension. Some of these advantages include the following:

Natural looking hair

Since the hair extension come from actual human beings, the hair extension looks more natural compared to synthetic hair extensions. Synthetic hair extensions can fade and look dry over time since they cannot be shampooed and properly maintained. With natural hair extensions, your friends will never know that what you have just an extension. With every occasion, they will be amazed at your new do. True enough, human hair extensions works like magic.

Can be styled and dyed

Another advantage of human hair extensions is that they can be styled and properly maintained which is the limitation of synthetic hair extension. When you choose a curly hair extension that is made of natural hair, you can curl it even more when you notice that it starts to limp and you can also apply blower on it just like your natural hair. You can also straighten it when you feel like it. With natural hair extension, you can use all the products that you normally use on your natural hair such as shampoo, conditioner and moisturizer. The only thing about natural hair extensions is that you need to moisturize it every after washing. Otherwise, the hair extension will become fragile and brittle. You also have to use gentle hair products to prevent the hair extension from getting damaged.

Longer lasting

The maximum number of months for synthetic hair extension is only three to six months. Whereas, human hair extensions can last up to 12 months or a maximum of 1 year, depending on how you take care of it.


The Success Of Digital Marketing

Every business is always facing certain challenges within its structure but none has proven to be as challenging as adapting to the digital world in order to meet the demands of the modern consumers. The business environment is now working hand and hand with the latest digital tools and keeping up with the trends. These changes come faster that some companies are not able to react as fast as others. Digitization has caused a great impact when it comes to the way people communicate, work as well as changes the way we purchase and sell products and services.

Digital changes can only be followed by large companies that are using these technologies in order to increase their outputs and lower the costs which are the most common challenge in many industries. Before the digital age, the companies are there to produce, the role of the media is to broadcast while consumers are there to consume. Due to the invention of these digital tools, media is not the only way to broadcast and everyone has the capacity to become a publisher.

Despite the drastic changes, traditional companies still stand a chance especially if they embrace their vision, make their customers the center of their business and perform necessary changes in their organizations in order to attract the attention of the consumers from different mediums. This way, traditional companies will be able to maintain their position, if not stronger.

Staying on brand is one of the key factors why digital marketing is proving to be a success. While many companies aim to create a content that will go viral, digital marketing aims to reach convert customers who already knows about the brand and encourage them to buy the products. By influencing a few numbers of people, they will be able to influence others and the cycle will go on.

One of the most common marketing strategies for business who are going digital nowadays is to aim for their content to go viral without thinking about their goal. Something may go viral but it does not guarantee that the company’s revenue will increase without understanding and setting a goal.

When Pattaya’s Condominium Market Skyrocketed!

Remember when Pattaya’s property market skyrocketed? By 2006, the prices for land and condo properties already doubled, and it would triple and quadruple during the next years. Those were the events that resulted in an excess supply of condo units and stalled development sites.

A great number of developers were not able to stop on time, and they found themselves having many unsold units with a limited number of buyers in sight. Eventually, this big supply of Pattaya condo for sale will be sold, and Pattaya will be set on its next property rise. There are a number of high rise condo towers set to pop along Na Jomtien beachfront in the next several years.

The greatest developments in the Eastern Seaboard

Looking back at the Pattaya market from 10 years ago, some of the biggest developments in 2006 involved the developments and projects near Jomtiem beach and south of the Bangsarey beach, involving the Silver Lake Winery Group and their Winery and Chateau Resort concept.

In the Na Jomtien area was the Sails Condominium and the Ocean Marina Yacht Club’s Portofino. The Wongamat Beach area, located in North Pattaya, was also vibrant with several resorts and 3 to 5 star condominiums.

In Central Pattaya, there were boutique condominiums, reflecting demand for Pattaya’s inner city living apartments. The notable Nova Group designed and built 8 low rise boutique condominiums in the Pattaya area. Every one of the condominiums were selling well. After Nova Group was the Hyde Park Court, Nova Central and Nova Plaza Hotel. Nova Group’s Rony Fineman even mentioned that he was not able to find sufficient workers to keep up pace with the demands.

Michael Suttie’s Pattaya Properties Group was also an incredible developer. In five years, they turned to a development empire. Their View Talay Villas started it, and then the View Talay Residences. Their great move after was their Majestic Residence.

The Pattaya Properties Group just started their success that time, and it was their designs and also planning that eventually made the real estate boom in Pattaya. The Pattaya property development scene may again boom with great designs and incredible construction… one more time!

Things To Avoid When Purchasing New Office Chair

Before purchasing an office chair, there are things that must be taken into consideration including security as well as comfort. Picking the best one should not be a challenge as long as you avoid the following:

  • Choosing the wrong material. The fabric of the chair is important because it will have no impact on you especially during the hot summer season. The fabric also determines whether the office chair is easy to clean or not. If it is to be used somewhere stain is inevitable then the best material to choose would be vinyl. In terms of popularity, leather is still on top of the list especially in chairs that are used inside executive suits and conference area. Aside from its elegant look, cleaning is easier and drying time is fast too. If you do not like leather because of the fat that it is uncomfortable to sit on after sometime, you have another alternative which is mesh because the fabric is more breathable.
  • Picking the wrong colour. If your office has a modern look to it, it is best to choose a colour that will pop out. Other people tend to go for black but this should not be the norm and it gets boring as time goes by. White chairs are more prone to stains. To create contrast, a red chair will match a modern black and white office space.
  • Not taking into consideration the height of the user. You might buy a chair knowing who the user is but without keeping in mind that the user’s height is a major factor. A chair that is either too short or too tall for the user will be uncomfortable. The ideal chair is one that can be adjusted so that anyone will be able to use it comfortably.
  • Not actually sitting on it. When you are buying for office chair in NZ, do not just look at the chair and the price, you have to actually sit on it in order to feel if it is comfortable or if there are any defects.

How To Choose Service Providers For Pest Control In Perth

Pests are not only unsightly; they can also cause serious damage to your health and your family. To prevent scenes like that of a horror movie, find a reliable service provider for Pest Control in Perth. If you search through the internet, you will find a long list of pest controllers in your area. To ensure that you would hire the right exterminators, take a look at the following tips:

Check for license

One of the primary things that you should check when looking for an exterminator is license. The company should meet the safety standards provided by the Health Department including the license to operate and conduct Pest Control in Perth. With the license, you can rest assured that the service and pest solution that will be conducted in your premises is safe and effective.

Free site inspection

Most house or establishment owners are not expert on pests. Therefore, it would be best if you let the experts do the necessary inspection for them to find out the extent of the issue including the techniques that they will employ in order to accomplish the task. Some companies seek payment for this service but there are also those that offer the service for free. Opt for the service provider where you can reduce your costs.

Customized service

Every house or business establishment that require pest control attention has different issue. Therefore, find experts of Pest Control in Perth that can customize their treatment process in recognition that what may work in other property may not apply in yours. Thus, it is important for your premises to be properly inspected so for the exterminator to determine the right approach or solution to the problem. There are solutions for termites and there are also applicable solutions for mosquitoes and other pests. Avoid pest controllers that only use single solution for different pests. You should also ask to find out if the company uses safe and environment-friendly products to eliminate pests. When you are ready, call a professional exterminator today and get rid of those pests in your area.


South American Holidays For Every Season

Spring in Venezuela

Venezuela is a tropical country and has temperatures in the mid-20s Celsius. Arrival time matters little here but May and June are the best times when rains at night build up the Angel Falls’ water flow. Seeing the iconic falls dropping to 2,648 feet is a definite highlight.

Caracas, the country’s capital, which is set almost near the Caribbean if not for its Cordillera de la Costa range is a great prospect too. There are numerous beaches in its 1,740 miles of coast.

The Gran Sabana region located in the south-east is just beautiful. It has the lesser known Kama and Jaspé Falls. It also has a landscape of dense tropical forests.

Summer in Bolivia

This is a country in South America where there is no near ocean. It is surrounded by Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It is an Andean coxcomb even when only one third is mountainous. It is also defined by a high plateau where Lake Titicaca is receding west to Peru and La Paz is preening at 11,975 feet. The capital city is an early starter which was founded in 1548. The past is noted in the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia.

September is the best time to visit since it is the end of winter and also the dry season. This time is good for those who want to trek. Travellers can also go to Salar de Uyuni located in the south-west for salt flats spreading 4,086 square miles.

Autumn in Argentina

Argentina is popular during the festive season with temperatures around the 20s Celsius during December. There are galleries in the Puerto Madero district, steak eateries in San Telmo and chi-chi bars in Palermo. December is also the time to head to Patagonia’s Parque Nacional Los Glaciares where 47 glaciers inch from the bedrock.

Winter in Uruguay

This is the 2nd smallest country in South America after Surinam. It is best visited during December and January. It is defined by its coastline of 410 miles. This is also where Colonia del Sacramento is found. Urban sunbathing is popular in its capital Montevideo. In the east, Punta del Este has beautiful beaches, wooden homes and boutique hotels.


South America is truly a top destination and a continent full of countries anyone can go to regardless of season. South America Tours can help anyone who wishes to explore this part of the world.