Preparing For and Making a Career Change

In my youth, I observed that, in England at least, most people
wanted to get out of their jobs. Their “career”, whatever it was, only
existed to get a regular income. The millions of people who did the
football pools, and later the lottery, were a testimony to the “let me
out of here” dreams of the majority. “Win the pools, and retire.”

Times
may have changed in general, but the fact that most people are not
content with their jobs has remained unchanged. Career, employer or job
change, or early retirement, are in the minds of tens of millions of
people across the world. Only a small minority will ever actually go
full out for a career change; it is far too easy just to plod along
doing the same old things in the same old place.

However, some
people are more serious. These are the people with “get up and go” who
actually do get up and go. These are the people who really do change
their working lives, sometimes drastically.

Why Do Some People Want to Change Careers?

There are many possible reasons for wanting a career change. The following are just a few of the more common ones.

1.
To some people, being in the same job, or even the same type of job,
for too long is just unthinkable. I certainly fall into this category,
and personally think total career changes can be a vital contributor to a
satisfying life. I always want to learn something new, and do something
new, once I have mastered what I was doing before. New challenges are
an essential part of every day life.

2. Midlife career changes
might be the result of a sort of career midlife crisis. This can
particularly be so for someone who has always done the same job, and
suddenly realise their years are slipping away and they have really done
very little with their working years.

3. Dissatisfaction with a current employer, either in terms of recognition, prospects or pay.

4. Boredom is a common cause of wanting a career change.

5. Lack of fulfilment in the current career or employment.

The
above are some of the broad reasons people may seek a career change,
but each individual is likely to have a different mix of reasons to
consider changing their career.

Tips For Preparing for a Career Change

There
are many sources of career change advice, both online and offline.
Sometimes this can be given on an individual basis, or just in the form
of written material which you can consume at your leisure. As a career
is a personal matter, and all individuals are different, then pesonal
consultation is better by far. However, advisors are individuals too,
and the advice may vary from from career counselor to career counselor.

The
quality and quantity of career change advice available to you offline
will vary greatly between countries and localities, and you may find
that some of the online advice is, at least in part, to one country,
particularly the US. However, the following career change tips can apply
to anyone, anywhere, and are based on my own experience; they may not
appear anywhere else, might be considered unconventional, but are
designed to get you thinking and planning well in advance for one or a
series of career changes:

1. Travel as widely as possible. I do
not mean go on vacation with a million other holidaymakers on a well
trodden path, but broaden your mind, experience and understanding
through travelling in other countries of various cultures. It is best to
travel alone for maximum experience. With hindsight, I am sure that my
travels as a 20 year old and younger helped to give me the flexibility
and adaptability to make a sudden move from one life direction to
another. When travelling freely, you can always go just where you want
to go, and the same can be true of your working life, or careers, if you
have that flexible attitude from the beginning.

2. Most people have interests and talents that are
quite separate from their primary career ambition. Always try to develop
those skills and talents in parallel to your existing or imminent
career. The more skills you have, the more knowledge you have, the more
likely it is that, when the time comes to make a career change, it will
be that much easier.

3. When in a chosen career, always add new
skills and keep up to date with developments in that career. The
opportunity may come along for you to specialize within that career, or
diversify from it.

4. Plan your life in 5 year blocks. It is
amazing how much can be achieved and changed in 5 years. My own life and
working life bear little resemblance to even 7 years ago, and has
changed drastically in the last 4 years. Formulating a 5 year plan for
yourself at 20, 25, 30 and so on can be a great help in getting your
prepared for all sorts of changes and developments. When formulating
that plan, consider your career options during that coming period, and
what you can do over that 5 years to prepare yourself for a career
change beyond that 5 year period.

5. Have a program of self
improvement to increase your confidence and prevent or overcome fear.
Many people stay in the same job far too long, because of fear of
change. Using meditation and relaxation techniques can help in this area
of your life.

6. Keep control of your finances, and develop a
financial success system . Always budget effectively, and never spend
beyond your means. Always think in terms of building your assets. Saving
from your monthly and income, and learning to invest wisely, can help
you build wealth while most of those around you are borrowing,
overspending, and digging a financial grave.

Why is a financial
success system important when it comes to career change planning? Poor
finances can be an inhibiting factor in making a career change. If your
finances are in good shape, and you have adequate reserves, you have
more time to switch successfully to a new career, even a new way of
life. Financial fear can be a big drawback to making a career change.

By
adopting some or all of the above tips, you should find yourself better
prepared in the future to make a career change. Hopefully, that career
change will be one that has evolved from your own desires, your own
plans. However, sometimes career changes are forced by redundancy,
technical developments in your chosen career, companies being taken over
or going bust, outsourcing or other change in your working environment.
Be prepared.

The Characteristics Of Business Correspondence Translation

Business correspondence is different from the ordinary means of communication of distinct characteristics, according to conventional wisdom to follow the seven principles (namely, thoughtful, complete, accurate, specific, concise, clear and polite), whose objective is to maintain a good business relationship, effective communication and conduct of normal business dealings. The core of efficiency, economy and simplicity as a concrete manifestation of the efficiency. Lies between the two fundamental Economic and inability to express a clear and efficient, efficiency is the goal, the content is the carrier, the two complement each other, are indispensable.
(A) the stylistic features of
Nida’s dynamic equivalence theory emphasized: the process of reorganization and integration of Information should be considered in the structure of discourse, especially the style. He will be divided into five style categories, both professional and stylistic, formal style, informal style, casual style, intimate style. According to his classification, business correspondence as it involves import and export business, and with banks, customs, transportation, legal and other professional knowledge is inextricably linked to, you can basically attributable to the professional style or formal styl
(B) the linguistic characteristics
Business correspondence in which the three principles of ‘accurate, concise, clear’ are the language requirements, ‘considerate, courteous,’ is the attitude and point of view against the requirements. ‘Integrity’ is the format of the request, while the ‘specific’ is a closed correspondence on the whole content of the overall requirement is to require the words to avoid white elephants, the content can not deviate from the center to express. Business Correspondence involves not only a unique professional background, but also a practical business skills, their linguistic characteristics can be summarized in two: business correspondence involves covering trade, finance, foreign exchange, customs, commodity inspection and many other fields, showing characteristics of a variety of industries Therefore, the selectivity of strong language; the specific mode of thinking of business people, cautious, pay attention to language of the sense of proportion. Embodied in the expression of straightforward, simple and bright, and light on the modification. Standardized terminology, grammatical structured, ordered the sentence in general a fixed and orderly. Discourse coherence, logic, and strong.
Business correspondence translation rather biased towards the ‘practical effect’, its main function is to deliver accurate financial information, rather than in order to achieve aesthetic effects and enjoy the results; according to different purposes, using different means to deal with different content; more stylized, the content does not Allow mistakes. Thus, the translator on the one hand need to understand, familiar with professional jargon, terminology, translation of meaning of the faithful and precise terms; the other hand, as much as possible with the right language, etc., would be relevant information more concise and accurate expression. As the commercial communications related to English and Chinese language translation and application, and the correspondence has its language, grammar, sentence structure, etc. specificity, coupled with cultural differences between Western and other factors, which determines the translation can not be in business correspondence is the absolute right and so on, but a relative and dynamic equivalence. Therefore, the dynamic equivalence theory in business correspondence translation plays an important role.

Investment Diversification with Real Estate

This year, investment in the stock market is making many downright jittery. Though overall the stock market does seem to be hovering around the 10,000 mark, many investors are plagued with uncertainty about short and long term investments in the stock market. Will stocks go up or down this week? Is now to time to keep money in the market? Or take money out of the stock market?

As a real estate professional, I always advise people to continue to invest in property. With so many bank owned properties flooding many different markets, real estate investors are actively purchasing homes and investment properties and obtaining some great deals right now.

John Starke, an Investment Advisor and Financial Principle with American Beacon Partners, says that many investors have grown tired of the risk involved in purchasing equities, mutual funds, and other types of investments. Prior to the sharp downturn in the market in 2008, investors goals were to accrue money through appreciation. “Rather than nervously watch their portfolios go up and down, investors want a more stable income,” noted Starke. He sees a rise in interest in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Tax Free and Corporate Bonds, and even some Corporate CDs. “Many investors are pulling their money from equities and mutual funds and opting for investments that pay a decent, regular return on their money,” said Starke.

In my everyday real estate transactions, I see investors pulling large sums of money from the stock market and putting it into the purchase of homes and properties in Virginia. I have taken the time to ask real estate investors their opinion about stock market investments. Many have decided that the stock market is not for them right now. One investor, J. D., purchased a property in King William County, Virginia that was in foreclosure for $90,000. She will spend approximately $4,000 to prepare the property for the rental market and be able to collect a monthly income of $1,000 from her investment. J.D. told me “I feel the time is right to start investing in real estate again. I stopped four years ago when property prices got out of hand. I intend to do even more real estate investment now.”

Another client, who plans to retire in a few years, is selling one commercial property investment in order to purchase a strip mall in the Western Virginia town where he plans to retire. He will pay the purchase price and invest approximately $40,000 into the strip mall to prepare it for the commercial rental market. He told me, “I am tired of having a business that I have to work at everyday. I want to have an investment that will work for me as I am planning to retire in about two years.” His upcoming shift in lifestyle is motivation for his new commercial property investment. Note that hes not selling one business and putting the money into the market. This may have been the trend for a retiree five years ago but not in the new economy.

Finally, H.G. in Hampton, Virginia made a wise move with money he once had in the stock market. He purchased a condominium for $50,000, invested $2,500 in the property renovations, and is now receiving $850 per month in rental income for the unit. HG said, “I am making more of a return from my property investment than I would in the stock market, and I also receive a tax deduction to boot.”

There are of course risks in real estate investments. A tenant could default on the rental agreement, or a property could remain vacant for months on end. That is why it is imperative that real estate investors hire experienced and knowledgeable property managers to maximize their investment. All of the property investors mentioned in this article are using my property management services for their real estate investments. Other risks include unforeseen maintenance and repair issues. This is why it is important for property investors to put a portion of their profits aside to reinvest in the home, condominium or townhouse they purchase.

Where property investment is concerned, even these risks, when anticipated and well-planned for, are small compared to the uncertainty of stock investments.

Shawn Tully, Senior Editor at Large for Fortune magazine, published “2010’s Coming Stock Market Crash: 1987 all Over Again” in May 2010. He states that stocks are still overpriced. He predicts a low return on investment (or a loss) as an inevitable outcome of this scenario. Tully bolsters his opinion with these astute observations: “Here’s how I see the odds. The chances are about one in three that we suffer a huge, wrenching correction in the next year or two similar to the one in 1987. That possibility is so high because stocks are so startlingly expensive. Another high probability event is that markets go on a long sideways grind, with smaller drops along the way. What’s extremely unlikely is that the market rises substantially from current levels and stays there for any extended period.”

Experts within the financial industry may be reluctant to put forth the strong opinion that Tully articulates. Still, there is no denying that investors have undergone a major shift in perspective since the financial crisis of late 2008 culminated in a recession, took hold of the United States and spread to other countries.

People will always need a place to live. With more and more families sadly experiencing foreclosure and dislocation, renting will be their most likely option. More rental properties will be necessary to fulfill housing demands. Investors need to take a serious look at property investment in their areas, and take steps to purchase viable homes even if they are in need of some repair or upgrades.

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7 Criteria for Deciding Which Career Test Is Right for You

“I used to feel depressed at work, hate my boss, and was
sometimes so bored that I actually fell asleep at my desk!” — career
test taker

If this sounds like you, then it’s probably time to
consider changing jobs or careers. But before you can make your career
change, you need to figure out what you want to do.

One of the
best ways to get clear is to complete a career assessment. Yet there are
literally hundreds of career tests out there. Is a career test the same
as an aptitude test? What about a career personality test? This article
clarifies the differences and presents 7 criteria for deciding which
career test is best for you.

#1 Career test vs. personality test

Is the assessment specifically designed to provide career guidance?

Personality
tests only tell you about your character traits whereas a career
assessment gives specific career advice. Of course, it helps to know
whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert and perceive by sensing or
intuition. Personality tests such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
(MBTI) and the Enneagram are quite useful as background information.
Making the leap from simple awareness of your personality type to
specific career strategies is very difficult, however. If you want a new
job or career, it’s better to take an assessment that is specifically
geared to providing career guidance.

#2 Specific vs. general

Does
the career assessment give concrete recommendations that you can use
immediately rather than vague observations that are open to
interpretation and not actionable? Aside from the change itself, the
hardest part of changing careers is narrowing down your choices. But if
you don’t get specific, you won’t be able to take action. A good
assessment should not be general like the astrological horoscopes in the
newspaper.

#3 Motivation rules: why motivation is a better indicator than aptitude or personality

Does the career assessment measure motivation?

Motivation
is a far better career indicator than skill or personality because what
you like to do is what you WILL do and what you will get very good at
(if you aren’t already). Why force a square peg into a round hole?

When you base your decisions on what motivates you, you’ll probably feel much more fulfilled, and be much more successful, too.

#4 Where’s the beef?

Even if you’re a
vegetarian, you’ll want “meaty” results! A good career assessment should
include hard data, as well as sufficient detail and explanation to help
you interpret the results.

#5 Do you believe it?

Is the
career assessment scientifically valid? An effective career assessment
should have a high predictive reliability. Such things can be measured
statistically. Anything over 95% is quite good.

Statistical
validity is important for a number of reasons. Obviously, you want to
feel that the assessment provides an accurate picture of what motivates
you and you don’t want to be misled by grossly inaccurate results. But
another point is that when the results are believable this provides a
boost to your self-confidence. In my case, I was relieved and encouraged
to see from my results that I had chosen the correct career path. It
was a kind of confirmation or validation: “Whew! What a relief!”

Remember
that ultimately it’s up to you to decide whether a set of results makes
sense or not. However, it helps to use a highly reliable assessment.

#6 Can you get from A to Z?

Are additional tools available to help you take your results and develop a clear career roadmap for yourself?

Honestly,
a lot of people take career tests and get brilliant insights.
Unfortunately, many of these same people are never able to turn their
insights into results. What’s needed is a support infrastructure of
materials and people to help you apply your results over time.

#7 Is it fast?

Even
in the internet age, there still are a lot of tests that you can only
take on paper. It takes 30 minutes or even over an hour to take the
test. Then you have to wait while the test is scored and processed. You
may only get your results after several days or weeks.

Personally I prefer career tests that I can take online and that give me my results immediately.

Conclusion

A
career test is just a tool and just one step on your career change
journey. Nonetheless, it’s worth spending some time to understand what
types of tests are available and which is best for you. Just remember
that even the best career test is only a tool. It’s up to you to take
charge of your own career.

How To Decide Business

The key reason why some firms thrive while others implode through an economic recession remains a puzzle to many business-owning entrepreneurs. Some incorrectly assume that all businesses must suffer by recessionary series. But the truth is that some companies tend to be essentially recession-proof, and it is not necessarily because they are much larger, better known, or additional generously capitalized. What truly separates this successful enterprises from those that Collapse in the course of down pays out is quite possibly organized about a uniquely dynamic in addition to healthier approach to business.

Here are some ideas for creating a company which will greet any recession efficiently:

Set, measure, and consistently monitor catalog targets, product sales goals, as well as revenues. But help make profit – net benefit – the principle overriding focus.

Rather when compared with simply shooting at nighttime, those who have the correct tools can purchase targets in addition to hit these. When profits begin to drift downhill, they can certainly realign their particular focus to hone in on them in a more specific and accurate manner and obtain back on track to earning. Those who usually do not respond proactively to be able to changes are at an increased risk for not only wasting time and funds, but in addition losing their valuable buyer base and overall company integrity and congruency.

That Critical Distinction between Result and Response

Coaches often consider the should remain quiet and mindful under discomfort, so that instead of simply reacting in the random as well as haphazard fashion you can respond with more levelheaded as well as effective actions. If you’ve adequately educated and completely practiced to meet a set of challenges, responding to be able to adverse conditions is often relatively easy and flourishing. But responding to situations you are not prepared intended for or helpful to can frequently lead to knee-jerk actions which might be neither thoughtfully conceived nor efficiently executed.

This Four M’s connected with Profit

Perhaps a brilliant business strategist such as John Chapman will fail not having profit, and keeping profits by carrying out a recession is essential. But adherence towards “Four M’s connected with Profit” may also help guarantee success even if times are usually tough.

They are as practices:

Management

Intelligent managers realize how to systemize regime procedures to streamline these, while humanizing that exceptions. Which means that, such as, while customer service systems needs to be consistent as well as follow written guidelines and rules, customer service depends upon well-trained humans to spontaneously solve the issues that are usually unexpected or intriguing. They do so by understanding that core values from the company and internalizing those to beneficially represent the company under all circumstances.

Funds

Strategies for dealing with money could make or crack profitability. A booming approach in order to managing money will contain several major components. Those include things like auditing expenses and setting budgets which are understood and followed by everyone in the business. Following, margins ought to be increased – even though only progressively – to be able to fatten profits.

Marketing Strategies

Instead of just shopping for the burger, by way of example, the buyer also will buy fries and a soft drink to travel with the item. “Down-selling” successful when an individual might if not not purchase anything. Accommodate its budgetary requirements and create a customer for all his life, rather than wanting to sell them what they will can’t pay for and losing them to a competitor.

Products

Cash is King in a Recession

Nevertheless it was capable of make that strategic acquisition because it had cash around to expend and make investments while alternative banks were struggling not to lose operating capital. To obtain low and sell excessive requires purchasing and acquiring when are offering and unloading, and businesses which are recession-proofed are capable of doing so in addition to emerge via an downturn in the economy even additional energized and poised intended for profitability.

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Points of Cultural Inheritance And Innovation From Luxury Brands

Cultural
Inheritance& Innovation now becomes a fashion, existing in the city
renovation and education. Of course, it is also a heat topic in the
building of the fashion brand, especially in those luxury brands such as
GUCCI, LV, CHANEL, etc. The most reason for why the cultural
inheritance becomes so popular is that as the increasing competition of
fashion industry, how these luxury brands should do to keep themselves
in the top place in the market.

So,
what are the brand’s historical and cultural heritance? Are they those
remained from the original which build by the founder? Or the burden
occurs during the development of the brand. All these questions are
highly focused by the operators of the luxury brands. They are all
spending much time in keeping balance of the PAST EXPERIENCE and PRESENT
FASHION.

Cultural Heritage is the link between the past and the present

What’s
the definition of “Cultural Inheritance& Innovation”? Karl
Lagerfeld has a good saying for it’s CHANEL, “To may the life better by
innovating the past shinning point.”

The
SEO of VIONNET agrees with the point. He requires the designers to
focus on the unique of the brand name. Setting up the new thought of the
existed items after understanding the Brand History is better than
developing the new items.

GUCCI will celebrate its 90’s birthday
in 2012; it will have a museum in Florence. This brand heritage the
awesome attitude from the founder Guccio Gucci which is “all brand
tradition should be connected with the present”, and it really did well
in both the design of the items and the marketing. The public can find
this easily through the latest version of Gucci Bags and other series.

The
GUCCI SEO has his understanding of cultural heritage. “The reliable
heritage is sort of visible, touchable and understandable element
existing in each GUCCI item.”

New Hampshire Payday Loan Alternatives

Money problems seem to loom around every corner these days. With them, come stress and worry as folks wonder how they are going to manage their money problems. This article is a list of solutions that can help you discover new ways to find cash when you need it most.

At PaydayLoanCashAdvance.com we want to help you get the funds you need when you need it. Residents of New Hampshire are able to seek payday loans within their state, however, we would like to offer these payday loan / cash advance alternatives to you.

Payroll Check Advance:

Sometimes employers will either pay you ahead of time, or pay you a portion of your payroll check as an advance. Not all employers are willing to issue payroll advances, and asking can sometimes cause problems with the relationship you have with your employer. On the other hand, this is a good alternative if the option is available because these loans are interest free. The downside is that your next check is going to be smaller, than it would be without the advance. While this option is available, it may not solve your personal finance problems.

Credit Cards and Financial Institutional Loans:

If you have unused credit on your credit cards, then you may be able to use that to help out during cash flow problems. If you have good credit, you might consider applying for additional credit on existing credit cards, or even applying for a new credit card, though that process can take weeks. If you have a good relationship with your bank, you can apply for either an unsecured bank loan or loan against collateral.

Car Title Loan:

If your car is paid for, then you might consider a title loan, which is a loan that holds your car as collateral. These types of payday loan / cash advance alternatives carry the risk of losing your vehicle if you cannot repay the loan. These loans are available in many states and they are quick, which means you can often have cash the same day you apply.

Pawn Shop:

Payday loan / cash advance alternatives might include using the services offered by pawn shops. If you simply want a short term loan that you plan on repaying, use a pawn shop and place your valuables as collateral in exchange for cash. If you simply wish to sell some of your valuable possessions fast, than consider selling online at places like eBay and Craig’s List. You will likely receive more cash online than you will using a pawn shop, but both have their positive and negative benefits.

Mike Dillard’s Elevation Group – Another Over Hyped Sales Pitch Or The Real Deal

You’d have to be stranded on a deserted island in the middle of nowhere to not have heard about the launch of Mike Dillard’s latest financial program “The Elevation Group”. I’ve witnessed countless other wealth building programs being pitched, hyped up and marketed to death but I have to admit the level of sales pitches and marketing surrounding Mike Dillard’s Elevation Group was about as over the top as I’ve ever seen.

The big affiliate marketers came out in droves and now you’re suddenly seeing a bunch of internet marketers all now claiming to be financial experts. That is absolutely ridiculous.

Half these affiliate marketers suddenly claiming to be financial experts and economists wouldn’t know a stock P/E ratio or a leveraged Exchange Traded Fund from a lead capture page. By the way, if financial terms like that leave you scratching your head then you need to read this Elevation Group review more than you know.

So let me cut through the silly marketing tactics and super slick sales pitches and give you the inside scoop on Mike Dillard’s Elevation Group from an investor’s (not an affiliate marketer’s) perspective.

What is the Elevation Group Exactly?

The Elevation Group is a financial and investment education based membership group created by Mike Dillard. Mike is actually one of the most successful internet and network marketers in the business and is well known and respected in the industry.

So how does an internet marketer create a financial and investment education company? I mean what does an internet marketer know about investments and financial information? That is exactly the point of Elevation Group. Admittedly, Mike knew very little about investments and wealth building strategies when he started the Elevation Group. The Elevation Group is actually Mike’s personal diary of his journey into unlocking the investment strategies of the ultra-rich.

In nutshell, as a member of Elevation Group you get to tag along and follow a multi-millionaire internet marketer around as he scours the world in search of the absolute best financial experts and wealth building strategies available.

What Type of Information Will You Get in the Elevation Group?

As Mike says, he unlocks the “black-box” investment strategies of the rich. You’ll discover how financial gurus and multi-millionaires like Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump actually get richer during times of economic turmoil.

You’ll learn how to use a concept called “infinite banking” to become your own bank and grow your money 100% tax free. You’ll also get to listen in on world renowned precious metals investor Mike Maloney as he shows you how to grow your wealth by as much as 280% even during a recession.

You’ll learn how to scoop up cash-flowing real estate investment properties at pennies on the dollar by leveraging silver and gold. There’s also an extensive education on how to profit during times of high inflation and how to protect your family from a financial crisis like the one we had in 2008.

We all know that millionaires and billionaires get to play by a different set of rules and have access to better investments than the masses. Since Mike is already a multi-millionaire, as a member of the Elevation Group, he lets you tag along as he opens doors and gains access to financial investments and wealth building experts that average people simply cannot.

Will You Get Rich With Elevation Group?

The Elevation Group was created more to help you grow the money you already have rather than to make money. If you don’t have much capital to invest and you need to make more money, then the Elevation Group may not be the best option for you. The Elevation Group is not a business opportunity but is more of a rolodex of expert financial information and contacts. Truthfully, if you’re not an experienced investor I would recommend you obtain the services of a good financial investment advisor who has extensive experience with alternative investments and wealth building strategies before you join the Elevation Group.

Abraham Moss Centre Launched After 42million Investment

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Abraham Moss Centre Provide Education Hub For Local Communities

After five years of development and a 43million investment, the Abraham Moss Centre in North Manchester has re-opened. At the heart of the Crumpsall and Cheetham communities since the 1970s, the refurbished Abraham Moss Centre offers local people a central hub for education, health and leisure facilities.

At the centre of the refurbishment is the new Abraham Moss Community School. Representing Manchesters first newly built primary school for over 40 years, it is the citys first through school, providing 420 primary places for children aged 5 16 yrs.

“Abraham Moss has been at the heart of the north Manchester community for generations, and this major transformation will make sure the centre continues to play a vital role within this community” said Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council.

The centre and new community school is complemented by a newly opened library. Situated on the ground floor, residents will be able to browse a selection of books, some of which have been acquired specifically for the new library. The centre will also be home to the award-winning Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES) and the College of the 3rd Age for students over the age of 55. As such, the centre represents education and development opportunities for all ages; from 5 100yrs.

On top of the educational facilities, the Abraham Moss Centre will also feature a 250 person theatre space. Designed to compliment studies at the Community School, this unique facility will allow local talent in music and drama to be nurtured whilst also providing a performance space for the community to use.

Leese commented “Offering life-long education and development services, along with leisure, health and fitness facilities, all under one roof, Abraham Moss is a true community hub that is perfectly placed to enhance and improve the lives of north Manchester people.”

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Which Forex News Reports Are Trade-worthy

News trading is an excellent way of profiting in the Forex market. Economic news usually has the ability to increase volatility and thus potential trade opportunities in the market. However, it is important to only trade the news that has the highest ability to cause movements in the market. As much as the markets often react to the majority of economic news from different countries, those from big economies such as the U.S. and Europe play a significant role on currency market moves.

Here are some news reports that are trade-worthy:

Interest rates
Interest rates have the ability to cause significant movements in the Forex market. By increasing, maintaining, or lowering interest rates, central banks exert influence over the value of currencies. If raised, the exchange rate of a particular currency would appreciate in value, and if decreased, the exchange rate would depreciate in value. When an interest rate rises, it would offer lenders in an economy a higher return as compared to other countries; therefore, there would be an increased inflow of foreign capital that ultimately would cause the value of a currency to appreciate. Generally, it is seen as a good thing when interest rates increase and a bad thing when interest rates decrease.
Economic indicators
Economic indicators give a picture of the general performance of the economy of a country. They enable analysis of current performance and future forecasts of the economy of a country. Economic indicators comprise of various indices, earnings reports, and economic summaries, and some of which include Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Gross National Product (GNP), Consumer spending, capital expenditure, and government expenditure.
Inflation rates
As a general rule, a country having a high inflation rate usually has a weak currency, since its purchasing power decreases as compared to other currencies of its trading partners. To strengthen the value of a currency, the central bank of a country may make a decision to increase the interest rates.
Employment indicators
In order to comprehend the economic health of a country, it is essential to know the employment statistics of that particular country. Therefore, various employment indicators released on a regular basis are very important in affecting the value of currencies in the Forex market. An example of this is the U.S. Non-Farm Payroll released on a monthly basis.
Balance of trade announcements
As a general rule, a country with a positive Balance of Trade (BOT) usually has a rising currency.