By Brandie Weikle Special to the Star Wed., Sept. 5, 2018 With the return to school comes what could be the most unwelcome aspect of shipping the kids back to class — sparring with them over homework. Whether we’re cajoling our kids to get started on a diorama due next week or feeling their wrath for showing them the wrong way to do a math problem, helping with school work is a major source of stress for parents — and a strain on relationships with our kids. And right now Ontario teachers are struggling to respond to last-minute directives from the Ford administration on math curriculum, meaning there could be added confusion trickling into homework hour this fall. In fact, one tutoring business owner said the phone starting ringing with worried parents earlier than ever this year, well before the end of summer. The good news is that the breadth of services available for tutoring is increasing to meet demand, and with a little effort to … [Read more...] about How to find the right tutor for your kid so homework doesn’t ruin your relationship
Tips for small business owners
MANILA -- Finding good sources of funding is a critical step in starting a business. Budding small and medium business owners can choose to avail of business loans from the government, banks, or private lenders. There are several kinds of business loans that suit different business requirements. Before you apply for one, it’s best to have an idea of the types of business loans available to you. Know more about them below. For more finance tips, visit MoneyMax.ph. … [Read more...] about News What is the Best Type of Loan for My Business?
source Discord Among gamers, the hip way to chat with friends is not via Skype, Slack or TeamSpeak, but Discord, a relatively new messaging app that’s starting to surge in popularity. Discord was specifically designed to serve the gaming community. The app, which offers text messaging and voice and video calling, allows gamers to communicate and strategize with friends mid-game. But it’s lightweight and streamlined, so it won’t fill up their computers’ hard drives or bog down their processors. The app has benefitted from the boom in online, team-based video games such as Fortnite Battle Royale, Overwatch, and League of Legends. But it now now hosts hundreds of thousands of online communities. While many are focused on gaming, you’ll find ones dedicated to other interests as well. Here’s everything you need to know about Discord: Discord has started to take off with gamers. source Discord Discord … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Discord, the new “Skype for gamers”
MULTIMEDIA Kara Santos Posted at May 07 2018 05:12 PM | Updated as of May 07 2018 05:15 PM Powdery white sands, uncrowded shores and crystal blue waters greet visitors at Dahican Beach in Mati, Davao Oriental. Locals and tourists who have come here would love to keep this 7-kilometer stretch of beach surrounded by coconut trees a secret for as long as they can. But the word is quickly spreading about this hidden gem, drawing weekend crowds from all over mainland Mindanao, Cebu and Manila. Popular with surfers, skimboarders and beach bums, Dahican Beach offers a simple, unspoiled slice of paradise with a stunning crescent-shaped coastline. With Boracay’s closure, locals are wary of the growing popularity of their beach and the possible influx of tourists. The local government is doing its best to protect and preserve the area since it’s also a sanctuary for sea turtles (pawikan). In fact, the name “Dahican” is derived from “dahik,” the word locals … [Read more...] about News The search for the next Boracay: Mati, Davao Oriental
PHUKET: When it comes to starting your own business, it’s easy to get lost in the details. However, there are a few necessary steps you can’t let fall between the cracks. These are the last three crucial steps (see part 1 here and part 2 here). As a business owner (or prospective owner), you have to obtain the appropriate licences and permits. Different fields in every country are different when it comes to licensing requirements. But it’s your job to figure out which one is specific to your business. To that end, enlist the help of the local business community and small business agencies – people love talking about their business and themselves. Ultimately, it’s up to you to find out what the necessary certifications really are. These can vary based on your visa type, country of origin, proprietary conditions and the amount of money you are willing to invest into your new enterprise. As an employer, you’ll have certain responsibilities. Firstly, you … [Read more...] about Biz Chat: Tips for establishing a start-up (part 3)