Your house may look pretty astonishing from the outside and the inside, but ask yourself the following: Does it built to resist a strong earthquake? Can it withstand a strong typhoon without major damages?
If you’re planning to build your dream home, these questions must be answered prior to construction. Proper consultation to relevant Civil/Structural Engineers is a must. Not only for the reason that is stated in the National Building Code but for the safety of yourself and your family. Otherwise, your dream home can be a potential killer structure in future.
The design process does not only involve beautiful drawings. As such when it was conceptualised and only for presentation purposes. A proper design also involves Structural Analysis whether one story or two storey building no matter how big or small the project is.
Structural Analysis is a key skill defined simply as the determination of the strength and foundation of the whole structure. This branch of science enables Civil Engineers to determine the most economical proportions and dimensions of columns, footings, beams, slabs and other structural elements that could withstand the forces of nature. The purpose of which is to ensure the safety of its residents.
Would you agree that you and your family’s safety should not be compromised? It must be a priority the same as design for safety. Consult a Civil Engineer for the construction of your dream home. It is also equally advisable to consult an Architect for the visual, accessibility, fire rating materials and aesthetic design aspect, but sound structural analysis and building should be the most important which are managed by a qualified Civil/Structural Engineer. It’s not only for legal aspect, but it is also logical and practical in the long term. Have a peace of mind in times of unforseen forces of nature strikes.
What are your thoughts? Comment below.
Now the PHILVOCS posted the following guide on how to know if your home is SAFE.
Thousands of OFW Engineers and Architects around the world has been significantly affected by the current pandemic brought by COVID-19. A few hundreds has either retrenched or if not experiencing salary cuts or forced unpaid leave since the beginning of lockdowns and stop work orders. Are you one of them?
Very few are considered lucky and only have to take the burden of WFH stressed or anxieties. Some feedbacks gathered like more workloads at hand compared to normal working days prior to the pandemic. But yeah, they are so blessed that their company gives proper and due support to keep them, either moral and/or resources.
When the time comes that we are allowed by authorities to go to work on site this month, it does create excitement at the beginning. Seeing your colleagues again in person after more than 3 months does create a certain positive outlook. But yeah, wearing a mask, social distancing are a must. New PPE protocols has to be followed along with tracing and a lot of safe entry and exit scannings.
Welcome to the NEW NORMAL! COVID-19 prevention programmes has come into place and I guess it will stay for a bit longer. Para sa mga kababayan natin, kailangan natin ang pagsunod sa mga alituntunin at patakaran ng bansa kung saan tayo kumakayod.
What about you? Do you consider yourself lucky with your current work? Share your experience in the comment section below.
As everyone and elsewhere around the world is affected by the current pandemic brought by COVID-19, including the global stock markets, you may need to review your financial portfolio and decide which one to let go and which to be retained. Others who have high hopes on few markets will buy the dip, but which is which?
Meanwhile, cryptocurrency market enthusiast around the world has never been excited at this times. While Bitcoin has been on the flat levels at $9100-$9400, other altcoins has more abrupt movements. This is where the day traders can gain profits.
Another new feature on crypto market are the rise of Stablecoins and Digital Banks. As these are pegged to a dollar, significant platforms and and big exchangers are offering staking programme whereby they offer much bigger interest rates than that of traditional banks time or fixed deposits.
A new start-up Digital Bank has been recently launch by a multi-industry company in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and taking storm on social platforms. The digital crypto bank, Monies Bank is offering staking of MSC stablecoin and now has over 10 Million clients around the world and mostly business entrepreneurs from China.
Monies digital bank provides clients with comprehensive financial services across the traditional financial and cryptocurrency financial industry, global interface, including commercial banks, investment banks, asset management, trust and other services.
It is worth mentioning that the “water release” of the global central bank caused by the epidemic will bring some liquidity benefits to the encrypted assets, especially after the implementation of “zero interest rate” in the United States this year, there will be likelihood of low interest rate or even zero interest rate for a long time in the future. Compared with other financial assets, the encrypted assets should be a relatively periodic and valuable investment Capital target, so there is still a lot of room for encryption assets to rise in the future.
In line with the main business of Coinbase, bringing global asset allocation and value-added services to customers and institutions, especially encryption assets, is a strong point of Monies Digital Banking. In other words, this year will be the best time for business volume to break out.
In addition, Monies digital bank has the following differentiated competitiveness:
1. The core members of the digital bank come from the international first-line quantitative hedge funds, and have carried out in-depth cooperation with the top hedge funds in the domestic futures market to ensure that the mainstream encrypted digital assets deposited by users can obtain α excess return higher than the market in Munich.
2. Different from traditional banks, all operations of digital banks are completed through smart contracts on the Monies public chain. All operations can be checked on the chain, reducing human participation, and asset management is highly transparent and decentralized.
3. As an asset management provider, digital banks have multiple asset supports, including legal currency, cryptocurrency, minerals, real estate, patent credit, etc., which are more secure and stable than a single asset and protect the security of customer assets in an all-round way.
4. The digital bank has a licensed exchange BICC and missimx, as well as an Estonian stock exchange license. It has its own digital assets platform in the encrypted financial market in Asia Pacific and Europe, which provides investors with more convenient, larger volume, better depth and smaller price difference digital assets trading services.
5. Unique decentralized growth system. Digital banks recruit 1000 super nodes from all over the world, participate in the expansion and management of Monies global business, build a healthy investment ecosystem, and share the digital bank operational benefits.
Deployment 2: Mpay payment ecology + MSC stable currency system
Current electronic payment tools can’t meet the anonymous needs of the public – internet payment and bank card payment are closely bound with the traditional bank account system, and from the current global payment infrastructure and business reality, limited by the complex international regulation and the huge difference in the legal framework of each country.
Based on blockchain technology, payment and settlement can bypass all kinds of centralized control, which is inherently transnational, not subject to any geographical restrictions, anonymous and tamper-proof, and can transfer funds to all parts of the world in a few minutes.
The increasing adaption of blockchain-based payment has been unstoppable, and the digital payment industry will also change, so as to build a new payment pattern that is more inclusive, more secure, more real-time, more intelligent, more cross-border and more efficient.
Disclaimer: The above blog may have contain material from other source in the internet and credit is due to the respective creators or owners. This is likewise not an investment advice or whatsoever kind of financial advise. All contents hereafter are for general information only.
Samsung Electronics Co. is the latest big name to show a keen interest in the powers of blockchain technology, specifically, how it can be incorporated into their supply chain management processes.
Even though cryptocurrencies may still be getting critiqued, it’s supporting technology is being more readily adopted. The advantages of blockchain such as security and immutability, are major drawcards for companies that rely heavily on record keeping, such as healthcare, finance, and even art.
BLOCKCHAIN TO AID IN SHIPPING
However, it is also a viable option for supply chain management, an option that massive electronics corporation, Samsung, is ready to explore. According to Bloomberg Quint, the company’s logistical and information and technology branch, Samsung SDS CO., could use a blockchain ledger to monitor their billion-dollar global shipments sector.
Song Kwang-woo, the blockchain chief at SDS, touched on how the technology could revolutionize other businesses:
It will have an enormous impact on the supply chains of manufacturing industries. Blockchain is a core platform to fuel our digital transformation.
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A part of this digital transformation is working towards a paperless way of doing business. Not only are physical documents annoying, they’re expensive too. In fact, according to International Business Machines Corp., the documentation costs for container shipments is more than double that of other modes of transportation.
When it comes to Samsung shipments, this equals a substantial amount of money. For this year alone, SDS projects that the company will transport 488,000 tons of air cargo and one million 20-foot-equivalent (TEU) shipping units. The SDS has said that by implementing blockchain technology, the company could save as much as 20% in shipping fees.
It’s not just about saving money though. Blockchain technology could actually impact on overall customer satisfaction. This is because efficiency associated with this technology could mean a shorter time span between product launches and product shipment. Not only will that keep Samsung customers smiling, it will also give the company a competitive edge over their industry rivals.
Cheong Tae-su, who is a professor of industrial engineering at Korea University, explained a bit further:
“It cuts overhead and eliminates bottlenecks. It’s about maximizing supply efficiency and visibility, which translates into greater consumer confidence.”
What’s more, Samsung appears to be going all-in into cryptocurrencies in general as it recently announced manufacturing mining chips. This move that puts them in direct competition with the Taiwan-based company, TSMC, a preferred ASIC chip supplier to Bitmain.
SAMSUNG JOINS AN EVER-GROWING LIST
Samsung isn’t the only global company big on blockchain. Mastercardrecently announced that they will soon be hiring blockchain experts to help drive innovation with regard to payment solutions.
Governments are also realizing its benefits, with China financially contributing towards blockchain-based startups. In addition, the European Union has launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, which aims to foster blockchain promotion.
The blockchain business is definitely booming. The US-based research company, Gartner, has predicted that the technology will add $176 billion USD worth of value to businesses by 2025. This number is set to increase to over $3 trillion by 2030.
Opening Ceremony and Grand Parade of the Palarong Pambansa 2018
Student athletes from 17 regions across the country march to Elpidio Quirino Stadium in a parade to commence the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018.
Carrying the theme, ‘Championing the Spirit of Young Filipino Athletes,’ the annual event seeks to gather delegates, coaches, teachers, Department of Education (DepEd) officials, regional directors, and regional sports officers to further promote camaraderie and sportsmanship through physical education and school sports.
As host of the Palarong Pambansa 2018, the local government officials of Ilocos Sur set the Quirino Stadium as the main sports complex with its 40 playing venues where the various sports will be held, while 32 schools from the province serve as the billeting areas for all the regional delegations and technical officials. Likewise, a total of 1,311 medals will be given to the winners.
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The world’s first cryptocurrency bank will be launching this first quarter of this year 2018. Monspace group of companies and CEO, Dato Sri Jessy Lai, announced on a live broadcast on social media and facebook last Dec 28, 2017. Monspace Multinational Corporation has more than 20 business entities in more than 8 industries including e-commerce, real estate, telecommunication, agriculture, fashion, food & beverage, entertainment, Aviation, Infocomm Technology, hotel and restaurants, etc. It has more than 18 million members across the globe.
Recently, Monspace just launched their own blockchain technology in cryptocurrency called MSD last October 1, 2017 and now it is listed on the CoinmarketCap.com .
MONSPACE BANK on it’s final stage to be open first at Hong Kong. Mobile Banking Apps for Android and Apple IOS soon to be launched.
Words from the CEO:
“3 Years ago, we told you Monspace Bank project is announced, 2 years ago we told you Monspace Bank is in progress, and today we tell you that Monspace Bank is in countdown stage!”
Monspace Bank is now in Beta version, it is undergoing testing to prevent from being hacked, and once the testings is over, Monspace Bank will be officially launch and all Monspace family members can start to register and open account!
Watch the full Monspace Business Perspective 2017 here.
Currently, the value of MSD is fluctuating from $0.008 – $0.016. With the recent announcement of the launching of Monspace Bank wherein, MSD and Electronic Currency will also be accepted in for bank transactions, it will surely attract more investors and more merchants to utilise MSD as mode of payments and investment opportunities. And therefore, it will be a big boost for the uptrend value of MSD.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has acknowledged the presence and increasing popularity of virtual currencies (VCs) or cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. In line with this, they’ve issued an advisory for those who wish to partake in the market or use VCs.
With the issuance of Circular No. 944 dated 6 February 2017, any VC exchanges or businesses engaged in VC trading are required to register with the BSP as remittance and transfer companies. Other than that, they are also requiring these exchanges to have security measures and safeguards to address the risks that come with VC trade. VCs, though, are still not endorsed by the BSP as legal tender, store of value or investment vehicles.
The BSP is advising everyone who are tempted to invest in VC to be wary of pyramid schemes disguised as initial coin offerings (ICO) or VC investments and to be cautious when dealing with transactions related to it. Apart from that, they are encouraging to only deal with BSP-registered VC exchanges to minimize risk.
Below is a list of security considerations from the BSP:
Set-up and use a dedicated email account. Avoid using the same email accounts or username that you have used in public platforms such as social media.
Keep your VC-related email account to yourself. In any VC transaction, users need their email account and password. Thus, it is important to secure not only your password but also your email account.
Set a strong password. Use complex and hard-to-guess passwords (i.e. alphanumeric including symbols, lower and upper cases). Avoid re-using the same password for more than one service.
Observe basic internet security. Exercise caution in accessing your VC wallet especially when using wi-fi connections. Avoid installing software, browser plugins or downloading attachments from unknown or suspicious websites and emails. At the same time, do not leave your device unattended.
Subscribe to multi-factor authentication (MFA) provided by the VC wallet provider. VC users should enable, whenever available, MFA options to their VC accounts. Adding another layer of authentication can provide increased security to your VC account and transactions.
Separate your funds and use cold storage. VC funds should be separated in two or more digital wallets for transactional purposes. The main wallet used to store VC funds for future use should be kept offline or popularly known as cold storage wallet to minimize vulnerability to theft, hacking or fraud.