Top 10 Online Shopping Safety Tips

Online shopping still poses a number of concerns for shoppers. Security and confidentiality issues are some of the main reasons (as is theft) inhibiting the growth of online shopping.

While we recognise that there are evil perpetrators out there who are looking to take advantage of the naive Internet user, it is important to remember that most reputable online shopping websites where online transactions are concluded take a very proactive stance on Internet Security. However, here are some basic safe shopping guidelines that online shoppers can follow to ensure that their online shopping experience is fun, comfortable, safe and secure.

1. Reputation: Make sure the website that you are dealing with is reputable and has a positive reputation amongst its community. See if they offer testimonials, references or a forum whereby its users can openly post notes about their experience on that particular website.

2. Ratings & Testimonials: If the website you are transacting with provides a platform whereby buyers can purchase from various sellers in an e-Commerce environment, check if the website offers a rating system that allows users to rate one another based on their experiences. The more you can find out about the people you are conducting trades with the better judgment you will have in order to make informed purchasing decisions.

3. Guard Your Password: Don’t give your personal information or login details such as username and passwords to anyone. Even the owners of the website that you are dealing with should never ask you for your password. While your username may be visible to everyone, your password is not and it should always remain completely confidential.

4. Beware of Phishing Scams: Beware of Phishing scam artists. Phishing is a type of e-mail scam designed to steal your personal data, such as credit card numbers, passwords, account data, or other information. These con artists design e-mail messages that appear to come from the websites that you trust, requesting you to provide them with personal information. The important thing to remember is that there is no reason for anyone to request your personal details if you have already registered on a site and disclosed this information in a secure environment.

5. Protect Your Credit Card: Credit card theft is the highest type of fraud conducted over the internet. So make sure never to disclose your credit card details to anyone over the telephone, in e-mails or on sms. Furthermore, before concluding a purchase on any website where you disclose your credit card details, make sure that you are in a secure website. Ensure that the address in your browser address bar is an https website; this is where the https is in front of the URL indicating that you are now in a secure session. Look out for the yellow padlock icon that displays at the bottom right of your computer screen when you are trying to confirm if you are in a safe and secure online trading environment.

No comments, shop8admin, February 19, 2018

United Arab Emirates to Ban Plastic Bags

Following a sweeping international trend the UAE has announced that plastic bags will be banned by 2012 as has been reported by Gulf News on 4th July.

Beginning this year there will be a 3 or 4 stage process leading up to the complete banning of plastic bags by 2012. During this period there will be an extensive campaign to educate the public regarding the dangers of plastic bags and the advantages of alternatives such as jute bags, paper bags and biodegradable bags.

Albury Enviro Bags of course applauds moves to reduce pollution and plastic bag use and promote the use of more environmentally friendly alternatives. However, having said this, we do have some reservations about the best methods to ensure an environmentally responsible community. Most concerns about plastic bag use result from improper disposal of the bags and consequent littering of the environment. This clearly is a human behaviour problem which requires modifying, but is banning the product the best way of making people more environmentally responsible in regard to waste disposal? Even now many are concerned that the new biodegradable plastic bags will result in even more littering as these bags are being promoted as being environmentally “safe”, thereby actually encouraging littering behaviour.

We all need to adopt a more environmentally responsible attitude. Manufacturers need to minimise the amount of packaging and maximise the use of the most environmentally friendly alternatives. Consumers need to become more responsible by disposing of waste properly and using reusable bags instead of single use throwaway products.

Legislative banning of products will never be a substitute for responsible human behaviour.

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No comments, shop8admin, February 18, 2018

Government Program for Entrepreneurs Build Smelter

President Director of PT Indosmelt, Natsir Mansyur assess government policies increase the mineral processing industry and coal (mineral and coal) in the country is considered to be the right move.
It was an industry pioneer, with reference to the Mining Law No.4/2009, Instruction No.7/2012 no.3/2013 and ESDM.
The smelter industries include copper smelter / gold, aluminum, nickel, iron, and other minerals, because the industry produces raw materials for downstream industries in the country.
“During the import of raw materials for downstream industries needs to reach 80 percent of the existing downstream industries in the country,” Natsir said, Monday (07/15/2013).
He said he appreciates the support of government policy and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Ministry of Industry to encourage program development through industrial mineral and coal downstream processing and purification (smelter) in the country.
Natsir said, to build its smelter industry varied depending on the type of metal minerals will be produced. According to him, build a smelter is not difficult as long as it was built by the national government employers can be clear, firm, and consistent with the application of the rules in favor of the construction of the smelter industry.
“The government must be clear, firm and consistent since the smelter industry pioneer industries with large investments, futures and high-tech display. Needed so that the rule of law and other incentives,” Natsir said.
PT Indosmelt will build a processing plant and refinery (smelter) copper ore with a capacity of 350 thousand tonnes of concentrate per year in Maros, South Sulawesi. The Company is ready to disburse funds of 700 million U.S. dollars (USD 6.58 trillion).

No comments, shop8admin, February 15, 2018

Making Better Use of Reusable Bags

Adopting reusable plastic bags in lieu of shopping with single-use plastics and paper sacks at stores is an excellent way to cut down on personal waste and support efforts to help simple environmentally-friendly practices spread. One of the main challenges that consumers face when attempting to make the switch, however, is remembering to take the bags along on shopping trips. While it might seem easy enough to remember such a small or simple item, many people find that because they’re not used to taking bags with them, the need to do so is not always on their minds when headed out. Fortunately, one company has created a clever way to overcome this common obstacle.

Ecozuri, a producer of fashionable and functional reusable bags, is favored by many shoppers for its line of gender-neutral colors and designs, convenient folding pouches, and interest in sharing its profits with worthwhile projects in needy communities in Africa. But many of the company’s most loyal fans credit Ecozuri’s free reminder kit with convincing them to make an initial purchase. Including key chains to hold bag pouches, car seat belt and steering wheel attachments bearing the Ecozuri motto, and a jute sack to store the bags when not in use, the kit helps shoppers organize their reusable bags and to stay alert to the need to bring them into stores.

The only product of its kind within a creative and innovative market, the reminder kit stands as a powerful example of the ability of a simple idea to drastically change the habits of large numbers of consumers. Presenting shoppers with a subtle and convenient way to make sure their bags are being used correctly, the kit represents true innovation in design. Most Ecozuri customers are also fond of the kit’s free inclusion with the purchase of a set of reusable bags –something that helps keep the cost of transitioning to better bags affordable.

In order to promote environmentally-friendly products in an effective way, companies must search for methods of creating functionality and convenience without losing sight of their green goals. As an emerging leader in the effort to help consumers phase out the proliferation of single-use plastic bags and to adopt reusable bags instead, Ecozuri is showing both its customers and its competitors than an inventive spirit and dedication to making a difference can go a long way towards sparking success.

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No comments, shop8admin, February 11, 2018

Kadin: Cartel Food profit Rp 11.34 Trillion

Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said Natsir Mansyur management in national food sector is very weak so that raises the cartel. Based on the search Kadin, potential strategic food cartel offender turnover reached Rp 11.34 trillion. ┬╗Nilanya not include other commodities that affect the food trade system,” he said in a statement received by Tempo, Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
According to Natsir, there are six food commodity cartel actors who worked on the beef, chicken, sugar, soy, corn, and rice. He gave an example, meat cartel will report a turnover of USD 340 billion for control of the consumption needs of 340 thousand tons. While the chicken cartel turnover of Rp 1.4 trillion for supplying 1.4 million tons.
For soybeans, the value of the cartel and its consumption needs to reach Rp 1.6 trillion and 1.6 million tons. While Sugar commodity cartels dominate the supply of 4.6 million tonnes and reap a turnover of USD 4.6 trillion. Finally, corn and rice cartel turnover respectively 2.2 and 1.2 trillion USD.
Given the turnover and cartel behavior is getting worse, Natsir ask Coordinating Minister Hatta Rajasa to overhaul the national food import regulation. He saw an imbalance of supply and demand so that the food sector is prone to speculation and cartels.
According to Natsir, this condition occurs due to the arrangement of production, distribution and trade of food is weak. Is still very centralized government as a policy trade system governed by some ministries, while local governments are more aware of the needs in the region.
Natsir also lamented the lack of control the House of Representatives. “Lawmakers need to give sanction to the Ministry which can not keep food prices, for example in the form of budget cuts,” he said.

No comments, shop8admin, February 6, 2018

July 2013, PHE WMO Oil Production 22.2 Thousand Barrels

Oil production Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE) West Madura Offshore (WMNO) back up. If the beginning of June 2013 and in the range of 20,300 barrels of oil per day (bopd), in early July it pierces 22,200 bopd. Increase in production was achieved from 3 new production wells.
WMO block production was 70% higher than when handed over to the government of Kodeco Pertamina Energy, May 7, 2011. When it blocks the production of 13,000 bpd WMO stay. 22.2000 bopd to production performance is also higher than the target set by the oil and gas SKK 20 443 boph.
It is said Senior Executive VP & General Manager of PHE WMO Bambang Kardono after accepting the award from the Governor of East Java Environment on page Soekarwo PT Semen Indonesia, last weekend in Gresik. “PHE WMO has reached a level of 22,200 bopd of oil production,” he said.
He added that the recent increase in production obtained from the drilling of new production wells 38B-5 PHE, PHE PHE 40A-5 and 40A-3. Therefore, it is confident that by the end of 2013 could surpass the average production target of 20,443 bopd given by the government.
Of three new production wells that produced approximately 4,000 bopd. But because it is also absorbed to cover declaining rate reached 50% per year, the production of WMO block can only go up from 20,300 bopd in early June to 22,200 bopd.
“This year we expect to drill 21 production wells and nine exploration wells. Needs a lot of wells drilled since we also had to cope with a relatively high rate declaining, as well as trying to find new oil and gas reserves,” he said.
Bambang added that, in addition to continue to drill new production wells, is now concentrating PHE WMO project complete new installation of the subsea pipeline connecting several new production platform with Poleng Processing Platform (PPP).
“Hopefully early August subsea pipeline installation projects it already can diselesaikan.Keberadaan new pipe that can further increase the production rate of oil-rig a new production platform,” said Bambang Kardono.
Since April 1, PHE WMO continues to increase production from 9,000 bopd to 12,000 bopd. After the break in May 17,000 bopd and 20,300 bopd in June. Peak at the beginning of production back in July increased to 22,200 bopd.
“The climax at the beginning of July back production increased to 22,200 bopd, where it is expected to end in 2013 still continues to rise more than that, do’akan, yes,” said Bambang Kardono.

No comments, shop8admin, February 6, 2018

Antam Boost Gold Prices Current Production Loss

Jakarta – The impact of the recent decline in gold prices makes PT Antam (Persero) Tbk boost production of precious metals in order not to erode the company’s revenue.

“The price of gold is currently down due to the economic turmoil in the U.S. and Europe, but to offset the decline in revenue we actually have to boost gold production, the formula P x V the right price x volume, price drops production should be increased,” said President Director of PT Antam Tattoos Miraza in gathering with the media in Cikini, Jakarta, Thursday (18/07/2013)

Tattoos disclosed, for gold production of the company’s first half of 2013 was 51% above last year’s production of the same period of 2012 (unaudited).

“Gold production in 2012 reached 3.6 tons, compared to last year’s production has already reached 51% in the first half of 2013,” said Tato.

It also occurs in other commodities such as silver produced by Antam is 97% compared to the same period in 2012 and 120% coal.

“The rising price of minerals is still dependent economy America and Europe, specifically the gold market also depends on whether gold is still glancing first or look for alternatives to gold,” he said.

No comments, shop8admin, February 5, 2018

Online Shopping Why Is It So Popular

Today, Online Shopping is the best source of getting everything much easier and faster. At an online store , you can browse seasonal products, new releases of items, latest offers, discounts and much more. The most important thing about Virtual Shopping is that an individual can shop anytime round the clock. It also gives us a complete overview of the specifications, features and prices of the products etc. By doing online shopping, you can save your valuable time and additional expenses if you are going outside to shop. Today, customers prefer to buy home products online such as Jewelry, watches, footwear, digital cameras, televisions, mobile phones, electronics, clothes etc.

In the recent years, Online Shopping has become popular amongst the people. When you want to purchase anything from online store, you should have a valid bank account for crediting the payment by debit/credit card or cheque. Some websites also allow payment on delivery by cash. Over the web, you will find thousands of websites where you can do shopping online. So if you are new to Online Shopping, you can easily learn the steps. For the selection of best online shopping portal, you can make a survey over the Internet and choose the right portal for shopping. You can also ensure about their customer services, quality of products etc. You can also consult your friends, colleagues, relatives etc.

Bag It Today is an exclusive Online Shopping Store where an individual can discover big brands at private sale prices. This online store offers online shopping deals on products like Mobile Phones, Cameras, DVD players, Jewelry, Watches, Apparels, Electronic products, Reebok Shoes, Branded Bags and many more. It gives us great online shopping experience where we can find something new and exciting at each turn. You have to be a member to shop on the site. Membership is free but by invitation. Get on to the waiting list now for being invited or ask a friend who is a member to invite you. So, hurry!

No comments, shop8admin, February 5, 2018

Brown ‘Monggo’, It was as sweet as fortunately

Jakarta – Perhaps there are many who are not familiar brown branded ‘Monggo’. However, these home-based gait chocolate brands in the downstream industry is apparently chocolate is no doubt.

Initially in 2003, the trademark only process around 200 kg of semi-finished cocoa beans per month to be a typical chocolate is dark chocolate Monggo. However, in 2011, this cottage industry has to process around 5 tonnes of semi-finished cocoa per month.

Edward Riando Picasauw, cofounder of Mango’s chocolate company declared an increase in its brand of chocolate consumption is due to a shift in public taste that was like chocolate with milk mixture, now became interested in international chocolate flavor that is pure cacao butter with a bitter taste sensation.

“The trend is that consumers prefer milk chocolate, but are now beginning to understand the true chocolate flavor. Monggo Brown’s adaptation of Belgian chocolate, then disinkkronkan with Indonesian taste, like Hazelnut replaced with cashews,” said the man who was fondly called Edo when met at the Chocolate Party on Sunday in the parking lot Sarinah Building, Jalan MH Thamrin, Jakarta, Sunday (11/12/2011).

Edo is not alone, she was with her friend from Belgium, Thierry Detournay produce chocolate with 80 percent of the work of human hands, only 20 percent use the machine. While the raw material comes from the island of Sulawesi, which is the largest cocoa producer in Indonesia.

“The machine we use is only to crush the beans out loud, the rest of the human hand,” he said.

Kotagede origin chocolate began to be marketed throughout Java and Bali. Not surprisingly, the turnover of the company is also translucent USD 1 million in a year. Did not want to stop there, it plans to deliver Edo Go International. With these opportunities, he expects production and turnover can be increased 2-fold.

“Yes hopefully get 2 times as much,” said Edo shy.

The plan, Brown’s home city will gudeg sambangi countries like the United States in 2012. However, Edo states the plan is still awaiting an export license from the Directorate General of Customs.

“There have been many requests to contact us, it’s from Sweden, USA, Holland, Germany, Greendland. Legality But this new aspect of our mismanagement, later only after in-ACC by the Customs, we will be exporting,” he explained.

As an entrepreneur brown, Edo noted several obstacles than in the field of venture capital to develop it. One is the inability of the Indonesian government in determining the price of the chocolate world. Though Indonesia’s position as the third largest producer of cocoa has been very strong in the eyes of the world.

As a result, employers are still brown domestic misgivings at any time if international prices of raw materials rose sharply brown. The reason, most employers will cocoa export to abroad because of the high prices tempted. It can disrupt the production of cocoa in the country if the raw material disappeared in the domestic market.

“Indonesia can not affect the price, it’s still hanging dollars, whereas our third countries cocoa producer, Ivory Coast and Ghana that war could set the price, but then if there is an increase in raw material prices, we are ruined,” he said.

No comments, shop8admin, February 4, 2018

What Is In Your T-Shirt Collection

Everyone has a collection of t-shirt. The collection may be different for different people, but they are all basically the same. They are collections of the wearer’s personality and you can learn a lot about someone by the shirt they wear. For example, nobody is going to wear a shirt with the name or logo of their favorite sports team at least.

You will not meet someone from Cleveland, which is an avid Browns fan who wears a Steelers t-shirt. They would not have worn the jersey of their favorite team and arch-enemy, for any reason, even irony. So it’s safe to assume that if you see a person walking down the street wearing a t-shirt Cleveland Browns, I’m a fan of the team. The same would go for any other team out there.

Nobody is going to spend the money on a shirt that doesn’t show off their support for their team. It wouldn’t make any sense to do so because there is no reason to do it. This is a great way to get a first impression for someone that you meet. You can assume that if they are wearing a Boston Red Sox t-shirt that they hate the New York Yankees and you have an automatic conversation starter. All you have to do is say something about the Yankees stinking and you have made a new friend.

This phenomenon works for other types of t-shirts besides just sport teams. If somebody you pass on the street is wearing a shirt depicting some sort of benefit or charitable organization, then it is a safe bet that they are involved with the cause in some way or another. Now this rule can sometimes backfire on you when it comes to young adults and rock t-shirts. Sometimes they will wear the shirts of bands that they do not necessarily like or listen to in order to be ironic or make a fashion statement.

In such cases, the rules can fly out the window. E ‘wise not to act on your instincts to say something to the person, even if you like the band. A good rule is never to talk to anyone wearing a t-shirt rock unless they are similar in age to yourself. It might just keep you from embarrassing yourself. But regardless of what a person says shirt or shows, it is likely that expresses the personality of the wearer.

If you are wanting to express yourself on a T shirt go to www.finroo.com. Whether you are a business wanting to advertise, a bunch of friends going on vacations, or just someone that is an artist you can design a Tshirt to attain what you are setting out to do. All you need to do is have fun, be creative and design!

No comments, shop8admin, February 4, 2018

Indonesian Cement profit soars Rp 2.58 Trillion

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk recorded a growth in financial performance in the first semester of 2013 increased compared to the same period last year. Recorded a net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion or Rp 436 per share, an increase of 22.9 percent.

Semen Indonesia President Director Dwi Soetjipto said Indonesian Cement net profit growth in line with the achievement of revenue, which stood at Rp 11.4 trillion, an increase of 31.9 percent over the same period last year, which stood at Rp 8.6 trillion.

“Revenue is supported by the total cement sales volume stood at 12.23 million tons, an increase of 18.3 percent over the same period last year amounted to 10.32 million tons,” said Dwi in Jakarta, Monday (29/7).

While the national cement sales volumes (industry-red) grew 7.5 percent to 27.83 million tons compared to the previous period, which stood at 25.89 million tonnes. “The increase in sales is outpacing the growth of the Indonesian Cement industry plant operations supported by Tonasa Tuban IV and V and the solid synergies, particularly in the areas of marketing and distribution in the Indonesian Cement Group. So that we are able domestic market share increased to 43.6 percent from 40.9 percent last year, “said Dwi.

Most of the company’s revenue, said Dwi, comes from the domestic market amounted to Rp 10.91 trillion, equivalent to 95.53 percent of total revenue in the first half of this year, an increase of 26.42 percent compared to the position of sales in the same period last year amounting to Rp 8.63 trillion.

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement also continue to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia.

At least, that from January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number is said Dwi jumped nearly 170 percent compared to sales in the first semester abroad last year only amounted to Rp 30.34 billion. “We will continue to expand the market from year to year,” said the man who brought four awards in the SOE Award 2013.

No comments, shop8admin, February 2, 2018



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