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Things to Consider When Buying A Shipping Container

Things to consider when buying a shipping container

The transport industry has grown immensely over time, more so in the freight and shipping sectors. The growth in the number of goods transported from one region of the world to the other can be attributed to the demand for that particular type of goods in different parts of the world. The purchasing power of consumers has seen the rise of the freight and shipping sectors. Before you consider transporting your goods via plane or ship, make sure to use the right transporting container for the right goods to avoid damages....

David Humphrey

David Humphrey



What Are The Benefits Of Quitting Weed?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 07/12/2019 - 1:46am

The jury is out on whether or not marijuana is a gateway drug. Some studies say yes, and some say no. There are benefits to quitting weed o quitting weed, but the main question about benefits is whether or not that main benefit is due to the avoidance of a major factor in drug use. In other words, does smoking marijuana lead to the use of stronger drugs?

Cannabis, itself, is considered a “soft” drug. Why? It’s nearly impossible to overdose on marijuana, which has been touted as being its most recognizable positive of all. Even with alcohol, you can get what’s called alcohol...

How to Thrive Amid Disruption with Project Planning

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:26am

Organizations looking for higher levels of efficiency in their project planning and management processes as well as improved quality of deliverables are making the transition to online project planning software platforms. Instead of being hosted on a company server and administered by an in-house IT department, these new toolsets are hosted in the Cloud. This strategy for running your project management software is ideal for anytime, anywhere access, and can immediately cut waste by producing major time savings.

Every project manager knows that waste is the enemy of efficiency....

The Maynard stands up for International Day of the Girl

Authored by rachaelboard
Posted: Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:32am

The all girls’ Maynard School in Exeter raised a hand this morning in support of today’s International Day of the Girl, to show solidarity with girls around the world in less fortunate circumstances than themselves.

“Our students are lucky enough to have one of the best educations on offer and they wanted to support the International Day of the Girl in recognition of the struggle and plight of girls across the world who have far less privileged existences,” said Deputy Head and Head of Pastoral Care, Mrs Tricia Wilks.

“The empowerment of girls and women around the globe...

Huge permafrost thaw can be limited by ambitious climate targets

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/10/2017 - 5:04pm

Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned – potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.

A new international research study, including climate change experts from the University of Leeds, University of Exeter and the Met Office, reveals that permafrost is more sensitive to the effects of global warming than previously thought.

The study, published today in Nature Climate Change, suggests that nearly 4 million square kilometres of frozen soil – an area larger than India –...

Freemasons first to respond to East Africa food crisis with £100,000 grant

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:38am

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant of £100,000 to support the East Africa food crisis appeal. The MCF, which is funded by donations from Freemasons across England and Wales, was one of the first organisations to support the urgent appeal for famine relief. Over 20 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia are on the brink of starvation. The MCF responded to the appeal within hours by giving £100,000 to Plan International at 4pm yesterday evening. Since the launch of the appeal, the public and many other organisations have contributed to this crisis...

Devon-based sunglasses company has a clear vision for clean energy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 9:42am

A new Devon-based sunglasses company launches this month and is already drawing attention for its purpose-driven business model. Bird Sunglasses is a unique, stylish and thoughtful eyewear collection, and for every purchase, they distribute a solar light to families in Malawi, Zambia and Uganda through their 'Share Your Sun' partnership with Solar Aid.

598 million people in Africa alone have no access to electricity, relying on expensive and dangerous alternatives to light their homes. Many use homemade kerosene lamps which are a poor light source; emit toxic black smoke and eat up...

Exeter student leads clean water project

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 10/31/2016 - 9:57am

The taps have been turned on at an exciting rainwater collection project, managed by an engineering graduate from Exeter University, in the area of Sainte Luce in South East Madagascar.

The project, named Project Tatirano (meaning to ‘collect rainwater in Malagasy), has been running a pilot scheme for the last 12 months at a local school in Sainte Luce, aiming to provide clean drinking water for both the children at the school and those villagers who live nearby.

Harry Chaplin who studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at Exeter, was the brains behind the project....

Today is International Women's Day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/08/2016 - 8:09am

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.

The idea of this theme is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all...

International appeal to trace missing Exeter girl

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 5:59pm

Devon and Cornwall Police along with local authorities have launched an appeal to help them locate a missing 12-year-old Devon girl who’s been taken to Bangkok by her father.

A High Court Judge has ordered the release of details of Arisara Miles, who is known as ‘Zara’, who travelled to Thailand with her father without permission.

Zara and her father, Trevor Miles, left their home in Exeter and flew to Bangkok on November 10 last year. Her whereabouts since then are not known.

Mr Miles failed to attend a meeting arranged by Devon County Council to address concerns...

Lizards camouflage themselves by choosing rocks that best match the colour of their backs

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 02/10/2016 - 2:57pm

New research shows wild Aegean wall lizards found on Greek islands choose to sit on rocks that better match their individual colouring. This improves camouflage and so reduces the risk of being attacked by birds when they sit out in the open, raising the intriguing question of how the lizards know what colour they are.

Resting out in the open on rocks can be a risky business for Aegean wall lizards. Out in these habitats they have nowhere to hide and their backs, which show varying shades of green and brown between individuals, are dangerously exposed to birds hunting in the skies...