Galveston Island Living Capital Tourism and Marketing Review

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Imagine yourself as an Islander living in an elegant Victorian home on a shady, oak-lined street on the Island’s east end, or in a home overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico on the west end. There is a variety of rental property to choose from throughout the Island; from Galveston has the amenities of a larger city, but with tight-knit small town friendliness.

Its ethnically diverse citizens have worked together to make their city better since the early days of its founding in 1836. When faced with adversity, Galvestonians unite to solve whatever obstacles may arise. Non-profit organizations and community groups offer a variety of volunteer opportunities regardless of your interests or desired area of service.

The Island has a multifaceted economic base with expanding job markets in tourism, the medical field, marine-related fields, as well as other areas. Education, banking, insurance and marine industries also are job fields that contribute to the strong, diverse economy. Island life is enhanced by the absence of drive-time traffic reports on the radio and heavy traffic delays. The major thoroughfares are rarely heavily congested, even during peak times. And it takes no more than 15-20 minutes to get anywhere you want to go on the Island.

All this time saved driving to work and running errands can be spent enjoying Island life.

When the work day is over, pack a picnic dinner and some easy chairs and head to the beach. Temperatures are moderate, so outdoor activities are enjoyable year-round. Relax and enjoy watching the waves roll in at sunset as sandpipers scurry along the edge of the gulf water.

Black History Alive and Well in Galveston

On the outside walls of the African American Museum at 3427 Sealy St. are portraits of some prominent black Galvestonians, painted by artist E. Herron.

The Debate Is Over: The Margarita Was Invented In Galveston

A lot of sources debate our claim that Santos Cruz invented the margarita at the Balinese Room for singer Peggy Lee.

#LoveGalveston Photo Contest – A Chance to Win Cash, and Be the Face of Galveston

There’s nothing like spending “island time” with your family, taking in the Galveston coast while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. While your memories may be priceless, capturing them in a photograph could lead to some extra bonuses.

UTMB Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development. These findings are detailed in Stem Cell Reports.

Emerging Adults May Be Mixing Drug, Alcohol, Firearms, Study Finds

While drugs, alcohol and firearms do not mix well, new research finds that among some young adults the three may often go together.

UTMB Researchers Discover Reason for Permanent Vision Loss after Head Injury

Research from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston has shed new light on what causes the permanent vision loss sometimes seen in the wake of a head injury.

10 Reasons You Should Get On “Island Time” in Galveston

The advent of spring in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.

Exploring Galveston’s Past through Museums, Attractions and Historic Buildings

When visiting the beach or relaxing at one of Galveston’s renowned resort hotels, the island’s historic past might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

The Port of Galveston Continues to Make History on Galveston Island

The next time you pass by the bustling docks and wharfs of the Port of Galveston, take a moment to let the history and impact of the facility sink in.

First of 1 Million Cubic Yards of Sand Has Been Pumped Onto the Beach

The first of 1 million cubic yards of sand has been pumped onto the beach in a $19 million project to replenish over 3.5 miles of beach along Galveston’s seawall.

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19% of social media accounts associated with top ten brands are fraudulent, says study

Online Security

Fake brand social media accounts are on the rise according to a study into the shape of the industry from Proofpoint.

 

From April through June 2016, the 10 top brands across different industries were identified and analysed across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. A total of 4,840 brands were found to be associated with these companies – almost a fifth (19 per cent) were fraudulent.

 

Social media is reportedly a prime platform for fraud. Used as a corporate marketing and communications tool, it can be hijacked with malicious intent such as spamming users and misrepresenting the brand.

 

Of the 902 fraudulent accounts associated with 10 top brands, nearly 30 per cent were scams or offers for counterfeit products and services. Furthermore, four per cent of these were either phishing for user information, looking to install malware, protesting against the company in question or parodying it – which it claimed could harm the reputation of the brands.

 

These were BMW, Capital One, Chanel, Amazon, DirecTV, Nike, Samsung, Shell, Sony, Starbucks as selected by the Brand Directory list of top brands for 2015.

 

The report said: “Many unauthorised accounts are fake brand accounts. They are created solely to defraud your customers or undermine your brand. Bad actors create these accounts for financial gain or to protest your company and create negative brand sentiment.

 

“Other fraudsters prey on customers who try to engage with your brand. They target customers using fake customer service accounts, phony sweepstakes, and more. Some are motivated by a political agenda and create fraudulent accounts to attack a brand’s image. Most often, they closely imitate the brand to make fun of the company or its customers. These protest accounts diminish brand value and create a negative or even hostile experience for customers.”

 

The most common fraud practices included offering free gifts or discounts, or posing as customer support or software updates.

 

A flaw was also identified with Facebook and Twitter verification which can help with capturing the spammers – while the seal is viewable on the profile it is not always readily viewable on individual tweets and posts.

 

Social media phishing is the fastest-growing social media threat, increasing 150 per cent from 2015 to 2016.

Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group Review choosing the right tyres for your car

Nowadays, there are many tyres available on the market and finding the best tyre for your car could be a bit hard, but no worries because Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group can help you regarding this matter without getting scammed since the company is dedicated to taking care of your car. With years of experience in car servicing, their team could provide good suggestions to you in choosing the right tyre for your car.

Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group is a family run company that offers reliable services such as brake checks, car servicing, MOTs, free seasonal checks, and of course, helping customers find good tyres for their vehicles.

Tyre&Auto can provide dependable help to you in choosing the right tyre in case you’re planning to renew them. The company also wants you to note that there are particular aspects that could affect your decision and it includes the size, climate and how you drive.

It is indicated in the wall of the tyre its size along with other important information. With it, you can also determine the date and place the tyre was produced, along with its speed and load capacity. You can also find other imperative details on the sidewall of the tyre such as its section width, aspect ratio or profile and its radius.

Factors that could affect the life of your tyre may include: mileage per annum is either high or low, or driving in inner city conditions rather than motorways. Depending on your given criteria, Tyre&Auto can help you with your choice even if you drive in a sportier manner, which could also affect the life of your tyre.

Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group is always prepared to answer any of your inquiries concerning your car wherein you could give them a call today or visit their local depot to meet their hard working team and discuss to them your concerns.

CRIB Board of Advisors

About CRIB

CRIB Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based social enterprise which aims to empower women to become successful entrepreneurs through networking, matchmaking and business incubation. As a social impact business, we endeavor to reinvest all returns towards CRIB operations, with a portion of finances channeled towards complementary social causes that benefit women entrepreneurs.

CRIB advisor - GraceMinister Grace Fu

Minister,
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth

Ms Grace Fu graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and later obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She began her career in 1985 with the Overseas Union Bank and later with the Haw Par Group in the areas of corporate planning, financial controls and business development.

Ms Fu joined the PSA Corporation in 1995 and took on different responsibilities in finance and marketing. She held the position of Chief Executive Officer, PSA South EastAsia and Japan, where she was responsible for the business performance of PSA’s flagship terminals in Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Japan, before she joined politics.

Ms Grace Fu graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and later obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She began her career in 1985 with the Overseas Union Bank and later with the Haw Par Group in the areas of corporate planning, financial controls and business development.

CRIB entrepreneur - ElimMs Elim Chew, PBM

Founder & President,
77th Street (S) Pte Ltd
Kingdom Investment Consultant

Ms Elim Chew is the Founder and President of 77th Street, the leading youth and young adults streetwear fashion and accessories retailer in Singapore and Beijing. She also sits on over 20 boards and committees of public service, youth and community organizations such as *SCAPE, School of The Arts, and Action Community for Entrepreneurship.

Ms Chew is humbled to be recognized with awards such as the Most Promising Woman Entrepreneur in 2001, Montblanc Businesswoman of the Year 2002, Young Woman Achiever 2003, Singapore Promising Brand Award 2004, Forbes Asia Hero of Philanthropy, Responsible Leadership Award and Community Engagement Award in 2010, Outstanding Young Singaporean Award – Commendation, and the Singapore Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2011.

CRIB advisor - ClaireMs Claire Chiang, BBM

Senior Vice President,
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited

Ms Claire Chiang co-founded the Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts and pioneered the group’s retail business in 1996, which has since grown to over 60 outlets worldwide. She currently serves as the Chairperson for China Business Development, Advisor on Human Capital Development, and the Chairperson of Banyan Tree Global Foundation, the sustainability arm of Banyan Tree Holdings.

Ms Chiang jointly received the 2009 Hospitality Lifetime Achievement Award at the China Hotel Investment Summit, honouring a lifetime of extraordinary leadership, accomplishments and contributions to the hospitality industry.

CRIB advisor - JennyMs Jennie Chua, PJG

Ms Jenny Chua is a Board Director of GuocoLand Limited, GuocoLeisure Limited and Far East Orchard Limited, as well as ISS A/S, a company listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen. She is the Chairman of Alexandra Health System and Singapore Film Commission, the Deputy Chairman of Temasek Foundation, Member of CapitaLand Hope Foundation Board and Singapore’s Pro-Enterprise Panel. She is also a Board Director of Ministry of Health Holdings and sits on MOH Holdings Healthcare Infrastructure and Planning Committee.

Ms Chua is a Justice of the Peace and Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to The United Mexican States. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, and has been closely associated with the hospitality, tourism and property industry for over three decades, serving as Director of the Singapore Convention Bureau, General Manager and Chairman of Raffles Hotel and Raffles International, President and CEO of Raffles Holdings and The Ascott Group, and COO of CapitaLand Limited. She also previously chaired Community Chest, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (the first and only woman to-date in its 177 years history), Sentosa Cove, and The Arts House.

CRIB advisor - LauraMs Laura Hwang, PBM

Ms Laura Hwang is the first Singaporean and woman to head an international financial company in Singapore, making her a role model for many younger women to enter the industry. She has been recognised for her leadership in both the financial and community service sectors for her strong strategic, business and leadership abilities. Her 17-year banking career involved responsibilities such as Corporate Banking, Foreign Exchange, Asset Management and Private Banking in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. She was appointed to the boards of the Bank’s financial arms in Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Ms Hwang was the President of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations from 2010-2014, leading the Co-ordinating Council for 57 organisations with a combined outreach of over 700,000. She is also co-chair of BoardAgender and served as the Director of the ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organisations till July 2014.

CRIB advisor - LilyDr Lily Neo, MBBChBAO

Member of Parliament,
Tanjong Pagar GRC

Dr Lily Neo, a medical practitioner, was first elected in 1997 as Member of Parliament for Kreta Ayer-Tanglin GRC and has been re-elected in the next three General Elections for Jalan Besar and Tanjong Pagar GRCs. She has served as Chairman of GPCs as well as Jalan Besar and Tanjong Pagar Town Councils.

Dr Neo, always mindful of the needs of her residents, reaches out and assists them through her regular house-visits and weekly “meet-the-people” sessions. She shows concern for the women, children, elderly and needy and has spoken out in Parliament on matters of government that affect their well-being. Of the many topics that included Adjournment and Private Member’s Motions she raised in Parliament, the most significant are those that pertain to concerns of women, welfare of the young and elderly, plight of the needy and the direction for our education and healthcare systems.

Dr Neo is a medical doctor who graduated from Dublin, Ireland. She still runs her own medical clinics. She is married to a doctor and they have a daughter and a son. Both her children are doctors with the Ministry of Health Holdings.

New Mothers Support Group Singapore: Meet Our Committee

MEET OUR COMMITTEE

Sasha Harrison

Co-Chair

Vanessa Contumelias

Co-Chair

Ashley Ragno

Membership Secretary

Kirsten Farrelly

Treasurer

Kiran Bawalli

Social Media Coordinator

Amy Fender

Website & Communications

Hannah Masford

Newsletter Editor

Sophie March

Socials coordinator

Khalisah Ward

Baby & Bump coordinator

Daisy Mehra

Socials coordinator

Sonia Divekar

Talks coordinator

Alexandra Hay

Socials coordinator

Pip Johnson

Socials coordinator

Ivy Esquero

Discounters coordinator

Laura Edge

Talks coordinator

Rachael Yates

Special Events coordinator

Emma Oddie

Baby & Bump East Coast coordinator

Eva Khoo

East Coast Socials coordinator

Tygane Lopes

Botanical Gardens Walk coordinator

Daphne Kemp

East Coast Walks coordinator

Carly Buckland

Socials coordinator

Louise Montefiore

Socials coordinator

Nicole O’Connor

Socials coordinator

Our committee is made up of busy mums living in Singapore.  They run our events and take care of all the background functions such as memberships and finance.  All committee positions are voluntary.

About the NMSG

For new beginnings, support and lasting friendship, join the New Mothers’ Support Group

Who We Are

Set up nearly 20 years ago, we are the original support group for new mums and mums new to Singapore.  We offer a chance to start friendships and build support through regular socials, walks, wellness groups, parties and seasonal events.  We also offer information on all aspects of parenting under 5s through talks and our newsletters, as well as discounts with local retailers – why not join us?

 

 

Why Hire Us To Sue For Defamation?

Your current employer or the former employer can make a false report concerning you. When such a case occurs, you will be eligible to file for a defamation legal claim. In this case, you will be compensated for your financial losses, as well as emotional grief. Basically, a case is called a defamation, when a person makes a deliberate false report that hurts you. If the statement is written, it is called a libel, but if it is an oral statement, it is referred to as a slander.

 

There are a number of attorneys in Singapore, who are dedicated to helping clients for the sake of recovering their initial properties and rights. When you believe, and have proof that someone has insulted you, whether verbally or textually, in relation to a false report, you are eligible to sue them. When you need a lawyer to help you in the defamation legal claim process, we are there for you, and here is why you can consider us to help you in the process.

 

One thing that matters most in any professional job is the experience of the person taking care of the given job. For that, our lawyers have deep knowledge in the defamation cases, and any other related legal claim. In addition, they have relevant skills to carry out the given legal process. We have been in existence for quite a long time, and we have handled a number of complex cases. For that, you will be sure of leaving your case in professional hands.

 

The rate in which a person wins can determine their next case result. In comparison to our previous cases, we have had more wins than losses. In relation to the several cases that have been handled by our lawyers, most of our clients have always been content with our services. So basically, you are more likely to win when you choose to sue for defamation with our lawyers. In addition, the different cases that we have handled, which vary in complexity, proves that we can handle whichever case, and you will be sure of winning.

 

One of our principles is to ensure that the client is served, whenever, wherever. We understand that every person has a different schedule, and for that, the rate of needs will always fluctuate. There could be a situation where you have an emergency concerning the reports made by your employer. When that situation occurs, you shouldn’t hesitate, but contact us immediately. We have an online service that works 24 hours a day. So whether you are in a deep emergency, or you have a burning question, you can always contact us, and you will be served as expected. Our online crew will always be ready to assist in case of any emergency, usually done via live chats.

 

Another thing that scares clients away is a company that is not registered or licensed. Usually, an unregistered company or institution is more likely to have some devious activities. Conversely, our attorneys are licensed, and they operate freely on any legal claim. In your defamation case, you will be confident to leave the case in our hands, and we will take the necessary steps to help you complete your given quest. Whichever actions that will be taken by our lawyers, you will be sure of having a legal team, that is licensed and operate with authority in providing you with the right services.

 

Too many people tend to believe that lawyers are always expensive, and that to hire them, you will need to spend a whole lot of money. Conversely, we understand that our clients need the legal services, whether they have money or not. That is why it is affordable to hire us as your defamation legal claim lawyers. The low or affordable prices offered by our lawyers doesn’t mean that the service quality will decrease, rather, you will still enjoy a top quality job, but at a more affordable price.

 

When you are convinced that you have enough evidence to sue for defamation, then the next step is to commence the lawsuit process. It is always advised to start early enough, in order to avoid any tampering with the original statement that was made. In addition, whenever you are planning to sue, always ensure that you have enough evidence to support your case.

Bacall Associates tips for making travel more affordable

Some companies understand this need of every individual, that’s why they’re giving their employees free trips to help them rest for a while to help them work more efficiently once they return. However, not all companies are like this because they want their employees to work more for them but pay them less. That aside, Bacall Associates guarantee that traveling can be really inexpensive, and fun and rejuvenating at the same time.

 

Do you love to travel so much but you don’t have enough time and money to do it? Worry no more because Bacall Associates will share some money-saving tips that can help you travel to the place you want. You can trust the organization’s judgment because it is a renowned boutique PR, marketing and sales support agency that specializes in travel at the top end of the market. After reading this article, you will never excuse yourself from traveling anymore.

 

Stay in youth hostels

If you’re a young traveler, it’s often a good idea to stay in youth hostels to save money. Don’t let yourself drown into the wrong ideas or myths about youth hostels because this kind of place allow young souls to see the world without spending too much money since they’re inexpensive to stay in. You’ll also get a chance to meet new people who are doing the same as you. But since you’re staying in a youth hostel, you should practice extra caution because of safety reasons.

 

Book in advance

If you can handle your trip well in advance, then it’s a good thing because this will give you the best pricing especially if you’re going to travel during holidays. Bacall Associates always recommends booking in advance to make sure that you can get the best discounts where you can save up to 80%.