Making The World Safer And More Secure Through The Iran Nuclear Deal

In his four and a half minute speech, President Barack Obama said: “We have before us a historic opportunity to pursue a safer, more secure world for our children. It may not come around again in our lifetime.” The President is referring to the Iran Nuclear Deal.

After extensive talks in Vienna, a 159-page agreement has been finalized between 6 world powers and Iran that closes Iran’s pathway to nuclear weapons; allows for an unprecedented 24/7 monitoring of key nuclear facilities; and provides international inspectors with access to Iran’s nuclear supply chain. Once Iran violates the deal, sanctions will immediately be in place.

However, before the deal can be implemented, it has to pass through Congress and Obama expects a lot of overheated and dishonest arguments in the weeks ahead. Last Saturday, during his weekly address Obama seized on the opportunity to seek support from voters. This is prior to the congressional vote on the deal and against the backdrop of a Republican-led opposition.

The deal is unlikely to be defeated in Congress but it is already expected that many Republicans will attempt to do so. Joe Boehner, the speaker of the House thinks that it is a bad deal and plans to do everything to stop the deal from pushing through. On the other hand, Bob Corker who is the Republican chair of the Senate foreign relations committee said that he will hold hearings so that everyone in Congress will understand what they are voting for.

Bob Corker has told reporters that those who believe that the deal is going to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon will vote for it. Those who think that the world will not be a safer place and the deal can pave a way for a nuclear weapon will surely vote against it.

Republican candidates for the presidential elections in 2016 say that the deal will be remembered as America’s worst diplomatic failure; however, Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton supports the deal to help prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Obama does not shy away from criticism and believes in tough, honest and serious debates. He wants the whole world to see a leadership that welcomes scrutiny.

Auction For A Wedding Venue Stopped After Management Filed For Bankruptcy

A day before a well-known wedding venue located in Elk Neck is to be sent to the auction block, a bankruptcy filing was made in order to stop the property from being sold.

The wedding venue located in Elk Neck is called The Winery and it is owned by Simon Tusha from Forest Hill who is a former executive in Google. The operator of the place is Gretchen, Simon’s own wife. The venue was suddenly closed down in August of this year without notice from the owners. There are already dozens of couple who have already paid for their wedding to be held there and now they have no wedding to look forward to. After the venue has closed, the news spread all over the region and the media decided to visit The Winery located at 88 Rivers Edge Road where there is now a closed sign hanging on the gate. Alternative businesses are already trying to reach the couples who have lost their booking in order to arrange new venues.

Elk Manor’s fate was caused by the guilty plea made by Tusha in a case regarding federal tax fraud. The plea was made by Tusha last May 20 which confirmed that he conspired in obstructing and impeding the IRS. In return, the government lost almost $1 million in terms of tax returns. Worried couples voiced their anxiety over the case but Tusha reassured them that it will have no impact on the operation of The Winery when in fact it received a huge blow. Due to the legal case that he is facing, the almost $5 million loan that they got from BB&T Bank has been set into default. After which, creditors along with a number of couples coming from Harford and Cecil county are trying to find judgments for the business which led to its foreclosure.

The property with a total land area of 150 acres which is consist of a winery, two event halls, four residential building, two barns and two offices has already been scheduled for auction by the Cecil County Circuit Courthouse. It was prevented after Tusha decided to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 11.

If you have not found the perfect indoor venue for your wedding, check out Marquee for Hire in Sydney.

How To Choose Material Handling Equipment Manufacturer

Finding a material handling equipment manufacturer is not that challenging. You can ask your friends in the industry or research on the internet and you can easily find a manufacturer that can deliver your needs. However, because the internet will surely yield numerous results, you may find choosing a daunting task. To help you with the choosing, take a look at this guide.

Opt for more offered products

Of all the manufacturers that you would encounter over the internet, choose one that offers more products. This way, you no longer have to bounce from one manufacture website to another. Although this would not be physically tasking, this could be confusing and you may end up missing out on your other equipment that you also need to buy. Also, you get a better opportunity to save money when you purchase items from a single material handling equipment manufacturer. With a minimum amount, some manufacturers offer freebies, extended warranties, free deliveries and other perks. You can also ask the sales representative if they could possibly provide discount on your items since you purchase in bulk.

Offer product customization

The good thing about buying straight from the manufacturer is that you can easily ask for the unit to be customized based on your requirement; a thing distributors cannot do. You can ask the maker of your needed heavy duty equipment to alter the size, make, design and other specification that you may deem important for the result that you require. Although product customization can cost more than standard products, you can be sure though that you will have the item at exactly what you need and aim for.

Affordable equipment

By purchasing from a material handling equipment manufacturer, you avoid mark ups imposed by distributors and resellers including fees collected by middle men or sales agents. This way, you spend lesser than you normally would. And because manufacturers purchase their raw materials in bulk, you can be sure that their products would be lowered compared to those that you can find in local hardware stores and dealers in your area.

Meat Madness: Ultimate Burger Showdown At Centralworld, Bangkok

At the American Burger Festival last August 26 to 28, which was hosted by the US Embassy, Bangkok’s ten of the biggest names in burgers, like Mother Trucker and Daniel Thaiger, settled who actually had the best burger in a competition judged by executive chefs of Thailand.

The food joints also sold their burgers for the public to try them.

Best burger in town

The restaurants and food trucks that competed included Jim’s Burgers, Happy Fish, Hashtag, Mother Trucker, 25 Degree, PaperButter, Lobster Burger and More, Smashed Burger, Daniel Thagier and Full Moon Café.

Coconuts Bangkok gave a short review for each restaurant or food truck.

Jim’s Burgers and Beers

This started out as 3 guys sharing a passion. They feature international beers from all over the world, and one burger they have is named Jim’s Apocalypse burger – meat, fried onions, fresh greens, fries and bacon all in a bun.

Happy Fish

This is located close to the river at Asiatique. They mix fine dining with casual food.

Hashtag

These are authentic American burgers created by half-American siblings. Ingredients are imported from America. They use fruits for their ingredients.

Mother Trucker

The burger dressings and fresh vegetables mix greatly with either pork or beef burgers.

25 Degrees

This started in Los Angeles. Customers can choose their sauce and ingredients at this 24-hour burger place.

PaperButter

This is a tiny outdoor place located in Ari. There are 4 styles for their burgers.

Lobster Burger and More

Their main focus is the fresh ingredients. This is true with the lobster added in between the buns.

Smashed Burgers

This is located in MBK, and there’s always a long line of customers. Their signature burger is called Smashed Burger, comes with bacon, cheddar, jalapenos, tomatoes, fried onions and ketchup or mayo.

Daniel Thagier

They have numerous customers waiting in line to taste their burgers. The Mr. Steve burger is a must-try. It combines juicy beef with rich cheese and crispy bacon under a soft bun.

Full Moon Café

This is different from all the other burger places. They use mac & cheese as one of the primary ingredients.

Conclusion

In sum, even though there are multiple restaurants competing for the “best burger restaurant in Bangkok” or the “best burger joint” in town, every restaurant or food truck offers different versions of the burger. It is a matter of taste and liking.

Port Douglas Tourism – How To Get To Port Douglas From Cairns Airport

Ranking number 3 in Best Towns in Australia, Port Douglas is a premier destination for tourists and locals alike. The town only has over three thousand people in the population, but it is often doubled by the number of tourists who flock the area especially in peak seasons, which happens around May all the way through September. Most people fly in from Cairns to get to Port Douglas. There are several modes of transportation, but the best and cheapest way is with Cairns airport shuttle bus to Port Douglas.

Port Douglas is an important point to access the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier reef, both are World Heritage areas. The Great Barrier Reef is considered as the world’s largest coral reef system, comprising of almost three thousand individual reefs. Nine hundred beautiful islands also nestled the area which is located in the Coral Sea, Queensland. The Daintree Rainforest is also a beauty, being the largest continuous rainforest in the Australian continent.

Port Douglas is only roughly an hour drive from Cairns. If accommodation is already booked prior to arrival, one may ask if hotel transfers are available for free or for a fee. If not, or if the charge is exorbitant, there are several alternatives to get to Port Douglas from Cairns. Once again, the best way is to take advantage of Cairns airport shuttle bus to Port Douglas, but we will discuss other options first. Taxi cabs from Port Douglas are available but the charge ranges from $200 – $250. But cabs are a bit scarce around this area. You have to get in the queue for a cab and the lines can be stressfully long. To avoid this, one may opt to book in advance for private cars or limousines. A sedan that seats three is around $200. A stretch limousine that seats 6 is only around $350. All private car rentals come with a driver that will be waiting at the area for baggage collection.

For airport shuttle buses, one may opt to book in advance, or just approach various welcome desks situated in the airport’s arrival area. From Cairns, the airport shuttle bus fare to Port Douglas is only $40 per person. Money wise, this is easily the best option with almost no difference in the level of convenience the other alternatives has to offer.

Serving Tips For A Process Agent

The primary role of a Process Agent is simple and that is to deliver legal documents such as subpoena, summons, notifications and related documents to target respondents. However, the actual job is not as simple as it sounds. In fact, it can be challenging especially that a displeased respondent may vent his frustration at the process server. For instance, those whose vehicle or equipment would be collected for repossession may not take things lightly and resist the process. If you are the one who delivers the bad news, you may as well be ready for possible resistance. To avoid such circumstances, take a look at these tips:

Find proper timing

As a Process Agent, you are allowed to serve notification during unholy hours or even during the holidays, just to ensure that your respondent will get the legal notification. However, you should determine when is the right time to deliver the notice without disturbing your respondent. Find proper timing especially for sensitive cases such as repossession of assets ad properties.

Know your limits and boundaries

Even if you desperately want to serve the legal notice or subpoena, you cannot just trespass a private property especially if there is no one to receive you in the area. You can face legal impediments for the act which is why, it is important for you to be aware of your limitations to ensure that you will not constitute any violation of the law.

Be professional   

No matter how difficult the situation, you should present yourself in a professional manner. Being a Process Agent requires you to deal with different types of people and some of them are corporate leaders so you want to ensure that you look presentable when you deliver legal notices. Be professional in your conduct of approaching your respondents including your manner of explaining matters to them because some of the respondents will ask several questions. If you are not sure of the answers and even if you know them, find out what you can tell your respondents from information that are considered sensitive and classified.

OCI Refuses To Foot The Bill Of Hickey’s Brazil Bail Bond

Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland who was arrested in connection to an illegal ticket scalping during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics was permitted to return to Ireland on health grounds by a special court of Brazil for supporters and large events. However, the Olympic council of Ireland has categorically ruled out making any contribution towards the bail bond that its president has to pay in order to be allowed to leave Brazil.

Mr. Hickey was accused of leading an operation with PRO10 to funnel tickets for the Rio Olympics through the THG Sports to raise at least $3 million after the increase in the prices of tickets. Hickey is 71 years old and his bail was set by Justice Juliana Leal de Melo at $1.5 million (€410,000). Mr. Hickey has denied all the allegations against him.

In a brief statement the OCI expressed its gratitude to the judge in Brazil who allowed Mr. Hickey to return to Ireland. OCI also requested the media to respect Mr. Hickey’s privacy as well as that of his family. The Irish Examiner has submitted a number of questions to OCI on whether it had contributed to the bond, legal, fees, travel expenses and accommodation.

A spokesman of OCI confirmed that they paid for the accommodation expenses of Mr. Hickey while he was in Brazil but any information relating to the actual costs was not available. On who pays for the legal costs of Mr. Hickey has to be sorted out because the opinions of other parties like the International Olympic Committee, the European Olympic Committee and insurance companies have to be considered.

Sports Minister Shane Ross did not comment of OICs decision not to foot the bail bond. He hopes that Mr. Hickey will cooperate with the government inquiry when he returns to Ireland.

In most cases, a love one who has been arrested for a crime can be released by posting bail; however, the process can be confusing and stressing. Fresno bail bondsman will assist you step by step throughout the whole process to ensure that the love one will be released the soonest time possible.

Office Furniture Retailer’s Showroom A Laboratory For Rent

In this particular office, the tables or the chairs one sees are for sale.

Extra income for an office furniture retailer

Shift Culture, a Christchurch office furniture retailer, has discovered an intelligent way in order for it to make extra income while it puts its products to the test.

It rents out its St Asaph St showroom as a short term office space to those businesses who want a drop-in area or a regular office.

The tenants are able to generate income for the furniture retailer as well as give a test-run to the products and model them to customers.

Loosely separated spaces for more interaction

Shift Culture has been in operation since June of last year. Its loosely separated spaces have been designed for “the best mind’s work” according to Helen Dennis, the furniture retailer’s manager.

The furniture has a movable office pod with a power plug and sensors which can open and close its ceiling.

It also includes an electrically powered desk that adjusts to a user’s height as well as preferred working style.

Shift is part of the Europlan furniture company selling collaborative furniture that allows a flexible use of office spaces like ad hoc meetings.

Dennis mentioned that work has become more social, and the furniture allows for more natural and creative interaction.

The showroom was created in order for people to be able to move around in the day rather than be cramped in cubicles. The layout removed the corner office too.

Tenants and price

The company now has ten tenants who are using its spaces and fits twenty-five. Tenants are architects, a printing company, human resources and a recruiter.

The regular users pay $150 weekly allowing them use in any part of its showroom. It also has desks at $25 daily.

Dennis said that Shifts wanted to attract businesses looking for a city space whether they are freelancers with a small start-up business or a big company that needs a branch office.

Conclusion

In sum, this is a creative approach to making money while still selling furniture. Those looking for home office furniture in Auckland or in Australia can also check this company out.