Saturday, December 29, 2018

Investing in New Health & Safety Software for Cinemas

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Cinema health, safety and security is something you cannot take lightly. As a cinema owner or manager it is your responsibility to ensure your cinema staff and visitors can enjoy their big screen experience in a secure and comfortable environment.

Having a night out at the cinema to see the latest blockbuster film is often considered one of the safest forms of entertainment that a person can experience. However, just like any other public, leisure or entertainment facility, there are risks involved.

It is your job as cinema manager to ensure that your audience members can be rest-assured that you have put in place stringent health and safety procedures to protect them. It is important to take every step possible to comply with all current health and safety laws, and that you and your cinema staff follow best practices with regard to everyone's safety, both on and off the cinema premises.

Protecting your cinema staff

There is current Health and Safety legislation that applies to all work activities in the UK. This legislation applies to all staff regardless of them being UK nationals, foreigners or unpaid volunteers. As a cinema operator or manager, you cannot delegate your legal duties under current health and safety laws. This means that you must do the following to comply with current legislation:

· Assess and manage risks
· Define responsibilities and duties
· Have a system for managing health and safety
· Regularly review the process and procedures for managing risk

As an employer, you are required to have a robust health and safety management system in operation to help reduce or completely eliminate risks to your staff and anyone needing to carry out work on your premises, such as cleaning, repair and maintenance staff.

The size and complexity of your cinema operation will affect your health and safety management system, so you need to have a very flexible and user-friendly Health & Safety Software Management system in place that will allow you to review update and amend your H&S policies as and when needed.

Risk assessment and managing risks

The area of risk assessments is one of the most fundamental parts of successfully managing a cinema. You will not only need to conduct risk assessments for your cinema employees, but you will also need to conduct risk assessments for the cinema audience, which can present a whole different set of risks than your staff face.

You will need to take an in-depth look at all of your staff activities and assess what hazards are present in their day to day duties. You must also work out what risks your cinema audience is being exposed to when experiencing these hazards. Finding ways to reduce, control or completely eliminate risks will be your top priority here.

Keeping track of your health and safety policies and procedures with regard to staff members and cinema audience members will need to be generated separately and recorded separately. You can do this more successfully by using a cutting-edge health and safety software solution, such as the one created by Blue Lemon Health & Safety Software.

With this H&S management software in place you will be able to easily manage such tasks as:

· Create templates for common Risk Assessments
· Record Risk Assessments by site and by department
· Set review frequency for Risk Assessments
· Log all hazards for each Risk Assessment
· Log hazard severity, likelihood and risk rating
· Add control measures for each hazard
· Add actions for each hazard to reduce severity,likelihood & risk rating
· Review historical changes to all Risk Assessments
· Download and print Risk Assessments in a PDF format

Our flexibly software can be perfectly tailored to suit the needs of your cinema health and safety management. Contact our friendly staff to discuss your needs. For Professional health and safety software for cinemas, click here. We are here to help!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Lenovo Rolls Out Largest Portfolio OfIntel Optane™-Powered Devices in PH

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In a bid to deliver the latest technology to its customers in the Philippines, Lenovo, a global leader in PC and smart devices development, is announcing the launch of a portfolio of devices featuring Intel® Optane™ memory technology. It is designed to bring greater efficiency and a more powerful experience to all Filipinos customers.

Intel Optane is a system acceleration solution found in 8th Generation (or newer) Intel Core Processors that boosts a computer’s responsiveness to end-user requests, including launching applications, finding and moving large files, and even loading levels in video games. It is designed to store commonly used data and programs closer to the processor. The system can access information more quickly with improved overall system responsiveness.

Official benchmarking results have shown the technology to be delivering up to 65 percent faster gameplay and up to 5x faster web browsing.

“With the new range of devices that features Intel Optane technology, Lenovo users can now complete tasks significantly faster with shorter wait time than before. This is a huge boost in work efficiency and will allow students as well as working professionals greater productivity to achieve much more. In addition, the technology provides gamers a near-uninterruptible gaming experience, allowing them to fully immerse into their games,” saidLenovo Philippines Country General Manager Michael Ngan.

Ngan also notes the cost-effectiveness of Intel Optane devices; its abilities allow HDD (Hard Drive Disk) systems to run nearly as fast as devices with expensive SSDs (Solid-state Drive), removing the need for users to upgrade.

The technology is now available on Lenovo’s latest product range that runs on Intel’s 8thGeneration processors and upwards, including the following:

● Legion Y530-15ICH – with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor; PHP 78,995

● IdeaPad 330-17ICH – with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor; PHP 64,995

● IdeaPad 330S-15IKB – with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8550U processor; PHP 55,995

● IdeaPad 330S-15IKB – with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U processor; PHP 42,995

Continuing innovation

The release of Intel Optane-powered devices is just part of Lenovo’s objectives in bringing innovative technology to the market. This partnership with Intel is specifically aimed at providing end users across demographics with powerful devices that deliver high performance in every task. Lenovo is expected to release other products across its consumer, commercial, and enterprise lineups with Intel® Optane™ to make the technology’s benefits more accessible to the public.

“Be it at work or play, slow loading time can impact user experience. In more serious cases, it can lead to decreased productivity and revenue loss for businesses. Our partnership with Intel aims to help users avoid these unnecessary problems, by providing a seamless and near-uninterruptible experience to all Lenovo users,” said Ngan.

Intel Optane-powered Lenovo devices are available in major electronics stores.

2nd Tranche of Excise Not for 2018 Oil Stocks

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Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi on Thursday (27 December) enjoins oil industry players to empty first their 2018 oil inventories before applying the second round of the excise tax to petroleum products for 2019.

The DOE, in close coordination with the Department of Finance, the Bureau of Customs and the Bureau of Internal Revenue, devised a mechanism to closely monitor existing oil inventories following the implementation of the second tranche of Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law on 1 January 2019.

“We are ready to implement the second tranche of TRAIN, which imposes additional excise taxes to various commodities like petroleum products by New Year,” Sec. Cusi said.

Sec. Cusi explained, “We have to ensure the proper implementation of the second tranche of Train, because the new collection will be used to support our ‘Build Build Build’ programs, free tuition fee and medical assistance for our kababayans.”

The energy chief emphasized, “With the imposition of the additional excise taxes, we are stringently looking at the 2018 inventories of oil companies in order to protect consumers from unjust trading and profiteering once the second tranche is operationalized.”

“The sale of old stocks, referring to the remaining balance of the inventory ending 31 December 2018, which was not covered by the second tranche of excise taxes should not be collected from the consumers. Otherwise, it would be a violation of the law- not only administrative penalties like closure of the establishment will be imposed, but also the criminal penalty of large scale estafa,” Sec. Cusi further said.

“We are confident that everyone will cooperate so that we will all have a prosperous new year for 2019,” Sec. Cusi concluded.

The DOE, together with its partners and stakeholders, provided mitigating measures to help consumers cope with the effects of TRAIN Law during its first implementation, such as fuel discounts through the corporate social responsibility and promotional programs, pantawid pasada, energy efficiency tips, rigorous monitoring of gas stations to ensure good quality and right quantity of petroleum products, among other measures.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Project T Solutions Takes Pride of Its Second Serviced Office and Co-working Space in BGC

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We all know how economical and convenient it is to just rent an office at a co-working or shared office setting and equally share facilities with other tenants. This is quite true for those startups or low-budget entrepreneurs who want to create a stable business presence yet save on resources.

Congratulations to Project T Solutions for their 2nd offering of a Serviced Office and Co-working Space, also in Bonifacio Global City (BGC). Project T shared offices / co-working space takes pride in being able to get 100,% occupancy rate in less than a year on their first venture (at Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center).

Now with their 2nd offering, after seeing the amenities they offer (from the tour which Nicole led), it is not surprising if they beat their own record even if they now occupy two floors (15 and 16) of the Twenty-Five Seven McKinley building, also in BGC.. We were informed the 16th floor already has two companies renting soon.

I loved this particular building because the floors have lots of windows. I would prefer to setup an office where there are windows for proper ventilation and natural lighting. It definitel looks a lot better than a totally enclosed office space.

It seems the co-working space or shared offices business is in demand because of the many benefits it gives especially for start-ups or small businesses, and Project T even made it more convenient and comfortable with the extra amenities that they offer - gym, table tennis, yoga and Zumba classes, a shower, and 250 mbps Internet access with three ISPs (Globe, PLDT and Eastern Telecoms) to be assured of no downtime.

Congrats Project T Solutions, and to the founders for the success.

There's More than Just the Best Nachos in Town at Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill

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Congratulations to the latest branch opening of Fiery Style Southwestern Grill which is located at the ground floor of Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons, Pasig City. We met the owner and video-interviewed him even before the event started. I was still a bit under the weather so my voice was still hoarse so please excuse how unpleasant I sound. I was early to arrive so I took the time to interview the owner to spend the time more productively.

Eventhough my wife would no let me go attend another restaurant event, I made it to this particular event since she was not at home to dissuade me. The reason she keeps stopping me is because I'm already too fat. My shirt size which was originally a Medium before I started blogging is now at an Extra Large size. Whoah, and I've been blogging for just almost 6 years! Imagine how many restaurants I've visited and feasted on their specialties.

However, this is the first time I've got invited for this particular restaurant which I've been seeing on my Facebook social media timeline. You could say I was curious enough, and since this particular branch was just in Pasig, my home city, I was more than determined to be there.

With just a few minutes notice from an invite sent that same day just a few minutes before call time, I immediately booked a Grab car to speed up to its location. I was surprised that I made it only 5 minutes past the 6pm call time, and was even more surprised to see my invitee was still not there yet.

So what else to do but make the waiting time more productive. I approached the owner, as per advise by one of the people there, and asked for an interview if possible. Luckily, my request was granted and so that's where I found out more about Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill.

What's inside the cylindrical tin can? Nachos!!!!

Fiery Style Nachos almost collapsing

Tasty and crunchy nachos all stacked up that high. Be careful because they may fall outside the plate.

With 5 branches already making noise, Fiery Style could indeed have the rights to boast about their American / Mexican dishes especially their customers' favorites like the nachos served uniquely coming out from a cylindrical tin casing and almost leaving you with a thought of "Will it keep in shape or fall down like a building demolished by expert bombers". I had to order it since the owner said during the interview that it is their specialty claiming it as the best nachos in town. Intrigued at first but later convinced that he was indeed truthful to his words.

OMG! The Lord of the Wings is indeed ....Lordy

Don't you just love looking at these 24 chicken wing beauties... with three flavors and three dips

You may also try their Chicken Wings named creatively as "Lord of the Wings" and served hooked in skewers like shish kabob or barbecue style and hanging in their customized rack. It's 24 chicken wings, 8 of each, topped with the following flavours: Hot Hot Hot Sauce & Jalapenos, Nacho Cheese Sauce & Bacon, and Texan-style BBQ,

The galleon is ready to set sail!!!

They probably call it galleon of Bones because all that will be left afterwards are bones

or the combo dishes served in a boat-shaped container called Galleon of Bones (Supremo P828 and Ultimo P1528) - another creatively named specialty containing an assortment of comfort foods - BBQ ribs, chicken wings and meat pork hammers, beef ribs served with southwest chips or our choices of fiery rice, coleslaw and Texan BBQ sauce.

The US Sirloin steak looks so yummy but it was a  bit tough to chew when cooked medium well

It's not my first time yo experience a similar themed restaurant but Fiery Style has its unique qualities that makes it stand out from the others I've dined in. For the Steaks, I've tried their US Sirloin (P348), and ordered it cooked medium well. I've managed to consume everything but I find it a bit tough to chew.

Queso Grande Beef Burger is also in a boat? Well I know where it's headed...sailing to my tummy!

What I really loved was the burger I ordered - Queso Grande Beef Burger (P268) composed of cheddar cheese sauce, American cheddar cheese, Herb cream cheese and Mozzarella cheese. With all those cheese it is without any doubt pleasing to the taste buds. I'm a cheese lover so I was appreciative of this particular combination of taste. Just like how I love pizzas with triple cheeses, the burger was gone first.

Fiery Style may have the similar Mexican favorites like the quesadillas, tacos, burittos, and of course I could never miss out on the chimichangas, salsas and guacamoles to make the flavors of the food really bursting in goodness ( added specialties to complete the dining experience (added specialties to complete the dining experience), but the restaurant also has so many American dishes like numerous kinds of burgers (who doesn't love burgers and these are totally superb than those coming from fast-food restaurants, but of course you pay more for quality ingredients and taste) and steaks (maybe next time they will let me try the rib eyes (more expensive) so I could check if it is more tender than the one I tried, again you pay higher for the better ones) - more choices that are equal favorites of the majority.

Brother Churros from a different mother

Using a different phone with camera, is this better than the above photo?

Lastly, for dessert, I tried the Southwest Churros (P188). It is without any doubt better than the more popular one out there. I loved the sugary texture of each  though it was a bit too soft to hold in one piece as mine keep breaking apart every time I dip it into the chocolate or vanilla ice cream.

Loved the hot chocolate. If only I'm back to perfect health I would have tasted the cold drinks too.

Capturing the hit chocolate using another smartphone

For drinks, I ordered the Mexican hot chocolate (P108) and followed by Brewed coffee (P88) since like I said earlier, I was still recovering from a cold and my wife prevented me from drinking anything cold. As you would deduct, I love my wife so much that I follow her every command. Hehehe!

Going back to the hot drinks, I can't say anything out of the ordinary for the drinks I tried but they were not bad at all. In fact, I would have ordered second servings but it was a busy night and I could see the waiters so busy attending to the other paying customers. Their faces were already showing signs of fatigue so I opted not to add further stress to their dilemma.

Photo ops with the owner and the husband and wife tandem who are both bloggers and print media

The interview with Mat also revealed that they plan to open more branches soon. Wow! They are aggressive and must be doing great to dare open more branches. I guess Filipinos must love this kind of cuisines to satisfy their cravings for a good and filling meal, that are also reasonably-priced. I am always willing to pay more for quality food than eat junk food at fast-food joints.

Should they add images of fire here too?

Their logo is like a fiery sun

People are already gathering towards the restaurant. It was a jam-packed evening

The balloons indicate the newly-opened restaurant is in its soft opening

This poster reminds me of an animated movie, and there was live acoustic entertainment

The ambiance at this Fiery Style branch is so Mexican-ish so those Havana lovers should definitely visit! Hey, I also loved the live music and DJ, but I believe it is too loud that people are not able to converse audibly. Maybe lower down the volume enough to let people have a casual discussion and catch up with the latest viral or trending rumors or controversies online. Lol! But who wants to talk when you're too busy munching on satisfying food. Maybe just let the good vibes of the music take you to the better state of euphoria while enjoying their dishes. Now that sounds a lot more heavenly!

Busy, busy, busy even as early as 6pm

Families, colleagues, and many others are filling up the place as early as 6pm

Cinco de Mayo reminds me of another movie

Mexican-inspired images decorate the restaurant.. Are those Mexican food?

This is my first time to visit this brand of restaurant and am not familiar with the other branches so I couldn't compare. But I am surely recommending this for friends and family who want to chill and have fun during Fri-Yay and Satur-Yay nights!

Though expect more people during weekends as they are gimmick nights. For weekdays, the after office hours may also be a bit crowded. We were there on a a weekday but soft opening day and we were surprised how customers kept coming in.  I guess it's time for the management to look for bigger places to put up their restaurants.

Again, congratulations to Mat and thank you to sir Migs and Claire for arranging this bloggers event. Though there was no program of any kind and everyone was just allowed to order anything we want, my video interview with Mat made it more satisfying, as I really don't want to just eat and run. Also check the video feature I did about the restaurant on our official Facebook page at - a longer video which also includes the interview at the last part plus images of the food and happenings during the soft opening, not to forget the dance of two Tita bloggers upfront to the amusement of other customers a bit surprised but delighted.

If the place was a bit more spacious, i would have joined them ... Lol! But I have to reserve my dancing prowess and keep it still hidden for a while and only let it out when Mat and Migs invites us to a bigger branch, hopefully soon!

Wazzup Pilipinas for NCSIW 2018 at Batis Aramin in Lucban, Quezon

Everyone is doing the iconic Wazzup Pilipinas shout-out!!!

Wazzup Pilipinas for National Children's Science Interactive Workshop (NCSIW) 2018 organized by Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs(PSYSC) at Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel in Lucban, Quezon

Please do check our official Facebook page for more photos and videos from the event including the tour and workshop plus highlights on a daily basis

The Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs in partnership with DIWA Learning Systems, Inc. andPCI Tech Center, proudly presents:

The 2018 National Children's Science Interactive Workshop with the theme: "Eufloria: Kingdom's Key to Zilar Prophecy" this December 16-19, 2018, atBatis Aramin Resort and Hotel in Lucban, Quezon.

In cooperation with BTBox - BioTech in a Box, this event is also brought to us by Kezar Innovations, with special thanks to Enervon, Felta MultiMedia, and Philippine Science Centrum, together with our official media partners, SparkUp, Wazzup Pilipinas, Green Giant FM,, and Tomasian Media Circle and Talents.

Let fairies take you to the Kingdom of Azla where lush forests take deep roots and magical flowers bloom wild! Together, let's witness the Zilar Prophecy unfold!

#TimeToShine #CSIW2018 #WazzupPilipinas #PambansangBlogger #NCSIW2018 #PSYSC#BatisAramin #Travel #Tourism

My Experience Using BeamAndGo Remittance at 7-Eleven Convenience Store

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Would you believe that it’s the time of giving yet again? 2018 is almost at its end, and what better way to celebrate than a hearty chat with close ones over a warm dinner table or a trip to a nice place?

The concept of catching up with loved ones is always a positive light, but people don’t always get to enjoy that luxury because they’re “out there” making sure there is a warm dinner table or a nice place to begin with. Many people are “out there” breaking a sweat and after a long day’s work, truly want to make sure their home is a healthy and loved one.

We have to remember though, it’s the 21st century and technology is here to help. There’s the well-used and award-winning app called BeamAndGo, a prepaid payment method mainly designed for OFWs that you can now also use at all 7-11 convenience stores.

OFWs can actually use BeamAndGo to send their remittance in the form of credits at popular establishments like groceries, department stores, and now even at convenience stores. This is highly useful if OFWs want to make sure that their remittance are surely going to be used for their intended purposes, compared to sending money where their family members or relatives may be tempted to use their hard-earned salaries to other wasteful activities or unnecessary items.

Just download the “Cliqq” app from the app store, load-up your credits beforehand on your smartphone and enjoy anything 7-11 has to offer - may it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or maybe just some coffee or milk tea - without having to draw out anything except your smartphone later.

If they’re not “out there” earning a living, they’re probably “out there” traveling and experiencing what the world has to offer. No time to dilly-dally, it’s time to make each second of Christmas break count by exploring the different places of the country. .....and BeamAndGo can make things convenient by letting you stop at any 7-11 branch, pick up what you need, and just BeamAndGo.

As for my experience, I’ve been using it to enjoy my dinner, also known as some 7-11 baked macaroni or lasagna plus milk tea, at 7-11 after work at the 7-11 branch near school. As I open the glass door, I exchange greetings with the friendly 7-11 staff, pick up what I need, get my smartphone to open the app and present the bar-code on the Cliqq app. The staff then scans the bar-code as payment for the products and I get to enjoy my dinner for the night. The app is very intuitive because their functions are already there. If you're ever uncertain about anything, the staff will serve as the quick and easy guide in using the BeamAndGo service for you.

For every purchase, you’ll also earn points, which, once you’ve accumulated a certain number of points, can be exchanged for 7-11 items. Each scan earns me some points and later I'll get to receive a selected reward.

Watch the7-Eleven Video Ad especially to learn more now that there's a 7% discount using the Promo Code: CLIQQ7 Valid until March 31, 2019

Growing Payment Channel Partners of BeamAndGo Worldwide

Also Available at BeamAndGo: Special Grocery Packages perfect for all occasion

Steps on how to send and avail of 7-Eleven Gift Certificates

Also Available: Supermarket Partners and Merchants of BeamAndGo in Luzon

Also Available: Supermarket Partners and Merchants of BeamAndGo in VisMin

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