Living “green” and being conscious of our environment isn’t just limited to recycling cans or bringing your own bag with you to the grocery store.
Recently, a new trend about more ecologically friendly materials for home furniture has emerged. For 2016, it’s all about stylish designer furniture made from reclaimed wood.
Reclaimed wood (or: recycled wood, if you will) is not only the perfect choice for those who want to do something for the environment. Unlike standard furniture from the furniture discounter, furniture made from reclaimed wood radiates class and style and has a very unique charm to it.
Desks, tables and benches from reclaimed wood are perfect for any type of setting where the furniture piece might undergo the one or the other rough treatment. It is for that reason very popular among restaurant owners but recently has also gotten a lot of attention by the ordinary homeowner.
It’s resistance against scratches and dings makes it a very good material for kitchen or dining sets. Recently however, more folks discovered the charm of reclaimed wood also for areas is such as offices or meeting rooms.
Several British furniture makers are at the forefront of manufacturing furniture from reclaimed wood. Mac & Wood from London UK is one good example for success with this exciting new trend. The picture above shows their custom made reclaimed dining table that comes with frames made from brushed steel.
Education experts in the United Kingdom agree that it is often the choice of school that can have the biggest impact on children’s future career options.
In a still difficult economy where several applicants often compete for one particular position it is not uncommon that employers take a particular keen eye on someone’s education history.
In many cases, those applicants who attended renowned schooling institutions will be preferred.
Recent studies have shown how private schools in the United Kingdom can often be attributed to that job seekers will have better career options later on including higher pay average.
Analysts explain this with the fact that those who attend private schools will most often also visit better and more reputable universities. The average difference in pay for those who come from private, independent schools is as much as £100,000 per year.
Parents are not always aware that education options that are available in most public schools in the UK may not necessarily be sufficient for a proper education for the children. It can therefore be advised that parents way off the costs of sending children to private school against the various benefits. By and large, the later advantages would offset those costs, making private independent schools a better option. With prep schools in Hertfordshire and other renowned British private schools your children will get everything they need for a bright future.
The British Labour Party warns that losing some modern languages from schools could negatively effect the nation’s economy.
Recently, exam boards in the United Kingdom announced plans to remove qualifications in languages including Portuguese and Turkish.
While shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt is now urging to make sure those languages are not lost from curriculum, the British government says that the reforms do not stop school boards developing qualifications in any language they chose.
Labour in recent announcements by OCR and AQA pointeed out the subjects they would still offer at GCSE and A-level and those they would discontinue.
The OCR is considering to drop GCSEs and A-levels in Turkish, Portuguese, Persian, Gujarati and Dutch.
Mr Hunt to the press: “Precisely at the time we need to be harnessing our entrepreneurial capital and soft power in the new emerging economies, the government’s actions will lead to fewer young people being able to take A-Levels in Portuguese, Turkish, Gujarati and Punjabi”.
He is urging that those subjects are not to be last from the education system in the UK.
More exports and cheaper oil help Great Britain’s deficits fall to its narrowest in over 40 years. According to several experts, this is another sign of improvement for what is otherwise the U.K.’s weak spot.
At the beginning of the year, in January, the trade deficit in the UK dropped to £660 million. This is less then 30% of what it was the previous month according to recent official numbers.
An economist with HSBC, Simon Wells said to the press: “Although the headline trade deficit has clearly been flattered by the fall in the oil price, the underlying volumes picture was favourable in January.”
As a result of the shrinking deficit, the pound likewise rose against the dollar. This comes after a 20 month low overnight with investors speculating on interest rates in the United States to increase.
The pound rose against the dollar after the data, having hit a 20-month low overnight as investors bet on a U.S. interest rate hike coming soon.
What’s helping out Britain’s exporters is the current recovery of the economy in the United States as well as signs that the Eurozone might be getting better.
In the three months to January, British exports rose by nearly 6% as compared with the previous three months. The import of goods increased by 2% at the same time.
Experts from the ONS pointed out that the export of services hit a record high this January.
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One of London’s most influential figures has warned that the Eurozone is unviable and that a potential British exit from the European Union will damage the UK economy.
Prominent fund manager Neil Woodford said in a public statement that the mere prospect of a referendum over a potential UK exit from the EU would be enough to slam the brakes on international investments.
Conservatives in the nation have promised this vote as soon as next year. According to Mr Woodford it will have a very negative effect.
The fund manager to the press this past Monday : “It’s a gut feel that investors will definitely have to impute a higher level of uncertainty with respect to the future of the economy, [and] the currency. All those things will have an effect on investment.”
In addition to that Mr Woodford thinks that Britain’s current position in the EU is no longer tenable.
He stated that the UK must make up its mind whether it wants to be a fully signed up member of the Eurozone not. The nation’s current position with only one foot in the EU would not be viable in the long-term.
Cheltenham racecourse sure will be packed again tomorrow. At 1:20pm is the official time when the Cheltenham Festival will start out.
Horse racing enthusiasts from UK and beyond are looking forward to the big race of the day, the Champion Hurdle. Willie Mullins with Faugheen is the top favourite.
Jezki who is the current champion sets at the 5/1 mark. According to experts this is a good value for a horse who certainly knows how to perform in this race.
But there is another hope on the horizon and it comes in the shape of The New One. Can he turn the luck around after a rather unsuccessful previous year? We will see tomorrow at the Cheltenham racecourse!
Are you still trying to get tickets to the festival or would like to know more about the events to come? Check out the Cheltonham Horse Racing Festival’s official website at http://cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/the-festival-2015 to learn all about it!
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