Author Archives: Loknath

Loan searches on the internet ‘may affect credit rating’

Individuals have been urged to take care over the effect on their credit rating when searching for loans. High Street bank TSB said some loan providers make a “hard mark” on credit files when someone asks for a loan price or quote. Personalised pricing means that, in effect, these people are seen to be applying for a loan. A series ... Read More »

MEAT TECHNOLOGY IRELAND LAUNCHED

Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, was launched last week by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O Connor TD and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD. Meat Technology Ireland (MTI) is a new industry-led initiative with significant funding from Enterprise Ireland that ... Read More »

E sports to become a medal event in 2022 Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said it wanted to reflect “the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation”. Competitive video gaming will also feature as a demonstration sport in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. And it will first appear in this year’s Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Turkmenistan. Alongside Fifa ... Read More »

Govt allays concerns over mobile tower radiation

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Tuesday sought to allay concerns over radiation emitted from mobile towers, saying studies so far have not revealed any health hazards. The comments come in the wake of a Supreme Court order directing the deactivation of a BSNL tower in Gwalior on the plea of a 42-year-old cancer patient. “This is not the final order ... Read More »

Chinese education redefined

Dr. Dory Poa is the president of Chiang Kai Shek College, the largest Chinese-Filipino school in the Philippines, with successful alumni like SM’s Henry Sy, PNB’s Lucio Tan and Jollibee’s Tony Tan Caktiong. A language expert, Dr. Poa obtained her doctorate from Stanford University and taught in the Philippines, the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia prior to her ... Read More »

Two new gadgets aim to illuminate your motorcycling

Why not treat yourself to one of these flashy gadgets. The amount of new products and gadgets being developed and pushed to punters via crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo is – quite honestly – staggering. There isn’t a day goes by that we’re not sent or stumble across a press release from a firm that claims to have ... Read More »

Netting a Bargain: Get a new kitchen with interest-free finance at Ikea

Fancy a new kitchen? Ikea is offering interest-free credit. Picture: Ikea IKEA is offering interest-free credit on kitchens. Get 12 months’ zero-per-cent finance when you spend £600 or more, 24 months’ when you spend £1,200 or more, or 36 months’ when you spend £1,800 or more. This offer applies to all cabinets, fronts, appliances, tops, taps, sinks, integrated lighting, and ... Read More »

These five trends are shaping technology development in Australia

Four out of five Australian executives agree that technology development is no longer a linear process, but is happening exponentially. In the Accenture Technology Vision 2017, the overriding message is that as technology becomes more sophisticated, it’s not the technology itself that’s driving change – it’s us. The Technology Vision 2017 contains five key trends, which underpin the overarching theme ... Read More »

Why, as a Christian, Easter is more important to me than Christmas

Easter is about more than just chocolate (Picture: Getty) How exciting is Christmas? The presents, Christmas specials on TV, the family gathering ‘round the open fire, the food, two bank holidays and, of course, Jesus was born. It’s fantastic and everyone looks forward to it. But to me, it’s Easter that holds the key message for my life. At Christmas, ... Read More »

Specialized Ruby Bike review

BikeRadar verdict “A supremely smooth, comfortable and efficient ride but a very upright position” Highs: A butter-smooth, luxurious ride, especially over rough terrain Lows: Not as efficient a climber as I’d like Buy if: You want a high-performance road bike that doesn’t sacrifice (indeed, positively embraces) comfort The recently launched Ruby, and its brother the Roubaix, are revolutionary bikes in ... Read More »