Thursday, May 6

Month: May 2014

Price of Gold Continues to Fall, Shows No Sign of Stopping
Business, World

Price of Gold Continues to Fall, Shows No Sign of Stopping

In September 2011, the market price of gold hit its all-time peak at $1,895 per ounce. Almost three years later, on May 13, 2014, USA Today reported that the price had fallen to $1,293 -- a 32% decrease. Now, according to the USA Today article, experts are saying the price of gold could continue its steep and steady decline, eventually reaching $800 per ounce or even lower. As the U.S. continues to recover economically and tensions in Ukraine disperse, there will be little cause for gold prices to increase, USA Today reported. In a May 16 Market Watch article, it was reported that higher bond yields are also resulting in less demand for gold. Overall, the outlook for gold looks grim -- so what does this mean for people who use gold as an investment tool? The market price for go...
Kick off Boating Season with Safety Tips for Boats and Docks
Lifestyle

Kick off Boating Season with Safety Tips for Boats and Docks

During the summer, many Americans will enjoy boating in the open waters of the lakes, rivers, and oceans in and surrounding the United States. However, while boating can be an exciting activity for families and individuals, there are plenty of safety precautions to take in and around boats this season to avoid accidents, injuries, and fatalities. To encourage smart decisions in and around the water this summer, the National Safe Boating Council is partnering with municipalities all over the country to host National Safe Boating Week, an official national safety awareness week, from May 17 to May 23. The National Safe Boating Council's goal is to "promote a safer recreational boating experience through education, outreach and training," according to their website.National Safe Boating Week ...
Workday Releases New Application to Integrate HR and Recruitment
Business

Workday Releases New Application to Integrate HR and Recruitment

Every recruitment agency works to find businesses the best employees. They utilize a number of methods to reach out to potential candidates, including online portals that make recruitment more efficient and effective. Recently, Workday, a human resources and financial applications provider, released a new cloud-based integrated system, Workday Recruiting, that manages several recruitment functions, as well as HR. The company has traditionally only provided several clients with HR systems to manage employee functions, but clients urged Workday to develop an advanced system that incorporates ways to view and manage potential recruits. As a result, the new human capital management applications are intended to benefit recruiters, managers, interview team members, and also potential candidat...
Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Life-Changing Divorce From Marc Anthony
Lifestyle

Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Life-Changing Divorce From Marc Anthony

A substantial number of people do not have much information on how the divorce process works. Given the current technological advancements, a lot has changed, and people can do anything online. Well, divorce is no exception to the things that people can do online. Can you do a divorce online? Yes! It is possible. All you need is to find the right resources, such as divorce lawyers, and you will easily carry out the divorce process. If you need help filing for divorce, the best thing to do is seek the services of a divorce attorney. These lawyers have a lot of experience and knowledge about divorce and will provide guidance through the whole process. Many things are involved in a divorce, such as division of wealth and child custody. Without the help of a lawyer, deciding on these matters ...
Rain Storms Leaving Homeowners Up to Their Knees in Water and Upset About Lack of Insurance Coverage
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Rain Storms Leaving Homeowners Up to Their Knees in Water and Upset About Lack of Insurance Coverage

The recent downpour of rain across the country has raised serious concerns for several homeowners. Basements have flooded as the rain seeps through the foundation, leaving some homeowners with several inches of water that their city is unprepared for, and their insurances are unwilling to cover.In Ohio, heavy storms this week have created a stir among North Olmstead residents who feel that the city is not responding to the plight of homeowners affected by the rain. They claim that the water buildup on the curb outside their homes runs into their house, damaging their property. One resident's wedding dress was ruined by the water in her home. Others explain that sump pumps and water drains are backing up, leaving large amounts of water on their basement floors. But their gripe is also wi...
Urgent Cares See Growing Approval From Not Only Patients, But Landlords as Well
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Urgent Cares See Growing Approval From Not Only Patients, But Landlords as Well

People with mild health problems that wish to avoid the expense and long wait of the emergency room, and the difficulty with scheduling an appointment that often occurs with the doctor’s office, aren’t the only ones excited about urgent care locations. As it turns out, landlords are pretty thrilled with the set-up as well.In New York City, over 20 urgent care centers, with various offerings per location, have opened up within the last four years. They’ve proven to be a good staple for retail locations, with centers opening in the Bronx, Queens and Astoria, and on well-known streets including Broad St. and 14th St. According to local brokers, these health centers have started to fill in spaces left by weakening industries. Electronic stores and financial services have had trouble keeping...
Sham Home Renovation Company Scams Money From Elderly Homeowners
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Sham Home Renovation Company Scams Money From Elderly Homeowners

In Sharonville, Ohio, police are looking for a sham home improvement business operator. Instead of providing elderly individuals with upgrades to their homes, Brice Ryan and his accomplices would take their money and run, often scamming them out of hundreds or thousands of dollars.The most recent scam victim was an elderly woman. She says that a group of workers came to her home and told her that her chimney needed repairs. After telling her it would be $25, five guys came and gave her a bill for $1,700. Luckily, her family was able to stop the payment before it went through. "It's really bad when people have to do that to the elderly," said the woman's son, Mark Conry. "She's worked so hard her whole life to save up this amount and get a retirement." Police have linked that case to the...
How to Benefit from National Home Remodeling Month This May
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How to Benefit from National Home Remodeling Month This May

May is National Home Remodeling Month -- and as temperatures finally begin to warm up after a rough winter, now is the best time to think about remodeling or renovating your home. According to a NorthJersey.com article, 2014 is expected to be a solid year for home renovations across the country. The National Association of Home Builders projected that homeowners will spend about $122.8 billion on home improvement and renovation projects this year, a 3.1% increase from 2013. Kitchens will continue to be a popular remodeling subject this season, according to a National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) study; about 82% of NARI members identify kitchens as their primary service offering. "In addition to replacing counter tops or cabinets, a terrazzo floor is also a great ...
Second Case of MERS Diagnosed in the States, Following Warnings from UN
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Second Case of MERS Diagnosed in the States, Following Warnings from UN

Following the confirmation of a second diagnosed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the United States, federal health officials have alerted nearly two-dozen airports to be on the lookout for any sick travelers, posting warnings throughout the travel hubs in order to raise awareness of American citizens on their way to jet-set. MERS is characterized by a laundry list of symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and is confirmed to have killed more than 171 people so far. Why Are Health Officials So Concerned About MERS? Everyone from the United Nations to national governments, like the federal government of the United States, are taking seemingly extreme steps to push for greater awareness and detection of MERS entering different places around the world...
L.A. Elementary School Receives $10,000 Grant from Seeds of Change for Community Garden Initative
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L.A. Elementary School Receives $10,000 Grant from Seeds of Change for Community Garden Initative

Carthay Elementary School, located in Los Angeles, is one of 17 schools to receive a $10,000 grant from Seeds of Change, an organic seed and farming supply company. The grant will go toward the school's Garden of Possibilities, a community garden run by elementary school students and faculty. With the receipt of the funds, the school plans to open up the community garden to area locals, offering workshops on locavore culture, organic farming, cooking, and the benefits of buying and eating locally grown produce. The Project Aims to Improve Access to Nutritious Foods By opening the garden to the public, Carthay Elementary hopes to give increased access to people who have little chance to buy and consume more nutritious food. An estimated 23-million Americans live in so-called "food deser...