Scottish referendum: Will teens freeze their grandparents pensions

scottish referendum yesThe CBC poses an interesting question this morning: Scotland referendum: Will slacktivists help secession succeed?  As is noted, the voting age in the Scottish independence referendum is 16 years and up.  Apparently slacktivists is the name for those between 16 and 18 years of age. Continue reading

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Would Scottish pensions be frozen pensions

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With the referendum in Scotland on separating from the United Kingdom occurring tomorrow, there is much discussion on a whole series of financial matters.  It seems that there is an intention that pensions as in the past would continue to be paid by the government in London.  However that raises a very interesting question. Continue reading

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Scotland please don’t leave

On September 18, those living in Scotland will be choosing in a referendum whether they wish to remain part of the United Kingdom or to be a separate country.  Current polls suggest the Yes side may be inching ahead of those wishing to stay in the UK.

Many outside Scotland feel that this would be a real tragedy.  That is why a BBC headline notes that on Scottish independence: Celebrities call for Scots No vote
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Say Thank You To Your Superhero

If you are not familiar with the TED.com collection of videos, I would heartily recommend that you visit that site. It is a fund of inspiring videos on a wide variety of topics. The one you will find below is one of the best. Continue reading

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Excite and Engage Your Audience with Your Presentation

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Whether you are in sales, marketing or are the owner of a startup company, you will need to give presentations from time to time. Putting together a compelling presentation can take some time, especially if you want to include research and statistics that help you prove your points. You will also need to find a way to present these facts and figures in a way that will keep your audience interested, not put them to sleep. When you want more audience engagement, a PowerPoint presentation can be the key.  Continue reading

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What is Local Online Marketing?

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Local online marketing refers to focusing on SEO tactics that will optimize your website based not just on the products and services you offer, but on your physical location. This type of marketing is also referred to as local SEO or location-specific SEO, but all of these terms mean the same thing: optimizing your website so that it beats out your local competition, as well as your online competition. Continue reading

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The Immediacy of Tomography Software

tomographyTomography refers to imaging underground formations by sections or sectioning, through the use of any kind of penetrating wave. When companies or individuals shop for EarthImager software, they will find that they have the chance to make the most of the land that they are studying or have purchased. Continue reading

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Does Gray Hair Inspire Trust

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With advancing years, some seniors seem to be concerned that their gray hairs could confirm that they are past their prime. However, there is another side to this issue. Anyone who displays gray hair clearly accepts life for what it is and accepts what aging implies. Indeed, many would feel that getting older means getting better. Continue reading

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Customer Testimonials Are Gold

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Most markets are seeing increasing competition. Provided you are ensuring your customers are completely satisfied and may even be grateful for the service they have received, they may very well be the best possible “sales people” you might have.

Among the most powerful ways to gain an immediate boost in sales is to include online marketing testimonials in your marketing strategy. Testimonials from customers work so well because they provide the two things that spur sales: credibility and trust. Continue reading

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Time Standard

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The United Kingdom has gained prominence in setting world clocks due to its Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) standard, but the country’s most popular clock is probably “Big Ben.” Since 1858, “Big Ben” has helped the citizens of London, England keep time. Located at the Palace of Westminster, this clock is the largest four-faced chiming clock and third-tallest free-standing time-keeping tower in the world. Amazingly, the time clock is not really very old compared to the long history of the City of London.

Augustus Pugin designed the “Big Ben” tower and clock in the Gothic Revival style making it stand 315 feet (96 meters). The base of the clock is Anston Limestone with 334 limestone stairs to the top (there is no elevator or lift). The “hour” hand measures 9 feet (2.7 meters) and the “minute” hand measures 14 feet (4.3 meters) long. Like a stained-glass church window, the clock dials are surrounded by 312 pieces of opal glass. Continue reading

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