The new office buildings completed in Timişoara over the last two years generate benefits not only for the developers and companies on the lookout for high quality premises, but also for the players on related markets, such as services and public food services. Polyclinics, banks, beauty salons, cafés and restaurants with bold interior designs choose to set up shop in the new ground zero – that is the ground floors of office buildings, which ensure a daily footfall adding up to hundreds – if not thousands – of people. The harmonious mix of office and retail spaces is particularly evident in the Openville mixed-use project. The IULIUS Company chose to replicate near Iulius Mall Timişoara the project model combining complementary mall and office uses patented in Iaşi, and the recipe works to everyone’s benefit. The people working in the two office buildings that were completed have access to a broad variety of useful everyday services, while … [Read more...] about OFFICE BUILDING GROUND FLOORS – A GENUINE MAGNET FOR RETAIL ENTREPRENEURS
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The rising trend of imposing plain packaging on unhealthy products has raised eyebrows in the industry, which fears that its brands are under threat. The World Health Organisation, on the other hand, insists that the measure provides a long-term benefit for public health. According to the WHO, plain packaging is considered an effective way to reduce the attractiveness of tobacco products and increase the effectiveness of health warnings. Plain packaging was first introduced in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which inspired the EU Tobacco Product Directive (TPD). The EU TPD does not oblige member states to impose such a measure but it gives them room to do so at will. In 2012, Australia became the first country to implement laws requiring plain packaging of tobacco products and since then, France, Ireland, Slovenia and the UK have passed plain packaging laws at EU level. The results of this measure are still unclear. Citing government data, the tobacco industry says it … [Read more...] about Plain packaging: ‘Brand-theft’ or better consumer protection?
After eight years of displeasure with the presidency of Barack Obama and faced with a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Dennis Schminke of Austin, Minnesota, didn't have to think hard about how he would vote in 2016. A retired corporate manager, a staunch conservative and a county Republican official, he supported the New York businessman. Since then, there has not been a day that Schminke wished that Clinton, rather than Trump, were president. But week by week, month by month, as he has watched the events of Trump's presidency, he has become increasingly conflicted and concerned about what he has seen. The turmoil, he said, has often left him feeling "motion sick." By early spring, he expressed a different sentiment. He had not fully broken, but he was no longer as emotionally invested in the president or a reconstituted Trumpian Republican Party. "I find myself drawing back a bit," he said. Schminke lives in a section of the Upper Midwest that responded … [Read more...] about Loyalty and unease in Trump’s Midwest
SAVVY saver Kayleigh Hughes managed to save an incredible £80 off her £100 shop from Asda by saving up her coupons. The mum-of-three managed to blag some of the free vouchers by sending "compliment letters" to manufacturers. To get the discount, Kayleigh, 30, from Lincolnshire, spent two months saving up 52 coupons for her Asda shop, which she managed to get hold of by an unusual methods. Sending letters to make a complaint to a company is common but one of Kayleigh's methods is different to most. Sharing her shopping techniques on couponing Facebook group 'Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, revealed that she sends "compliment" letters to manufacturers directly to tell them how much she loves their products. In return for her taking the time to contact them, the companies send her coupons as a good will gesture. ''I'd write or email them [manufacturers], basically telling them all the things I liked," Kayleigh told the Sun Online. "I'd be really specific and that's the best … [Read more...] about Bargain hunter saves £80 on weekly shop with free coupons she blagged by sending ‘compliments’ to big brands
The cacophony and chaos surrounding the White House have only grown in the 11 months since Donald Trump ordered the firing of James Comey. Like most doxologies, “no collusion, no obstruction” impresses only the faithful. Meanwhile, the president’s legal team stands in disarray as his legal woes mount. This past week, with court-approved warrants in hand, federal agents raided the office and abodes of Michael Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer. Ominously for Trump, there is no indication that special counsel Robert Mueller is done probing or that exculpation is near. The 2018 midterm elections and the trial of Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, loom as storm clouds. Enter A Higher Loyalty, in which Comey recounts the events that led to his dismissal as FBI director. As to be expected, he is unsparing in his disdain. Comey portrays Trump as a cataclysmic threat to the nation. As for Trump’s expectation of personal loyalty, he puts … [Read more...] about A Higher Loyalty review: Comey is unsparing in his disgust at Trump