A Review Of The Freight Shipping Industry So Far In 2016

We have passed the halfway point of 2016 while weathering the global economic roller coaster in the beginning of the year. Taking a look back, we have seen some changes in regard to freight transportation and consumer spending. While we have to take into account that market conditions ebb and flow based on the season and customer buying trends, there is consistent data showing some interesting trends that need to be monitored in the coming months, from the significant increase in the amount of freight Read more [...]

Notable Ex Cadet: 5576 Leonard Lee Dies in his 78th Year

Notable Ex Cadet: 5576 Leonard Lee – Dies in his 78th Year By: WJO 5576 Leonard Gordon Patrick Lee entered Royal Roads in September 1958. The rural Saskatchewan native, spent two years in Victoria, BC earning the English prize at the end of second year; he also starred on the senior rugger team. An aspiring pilot, he was awarded the Royal Canadian Air Force Association – Award of Merit – in May 1960. He arrived at Royal Military College of Canada in September, 1960 and quickly joined the Read more [...]

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Warns of Imminent Crisis Urges Return to Gold Standard

On Monday, Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006, dropped a bombshell that will both incite panic as well make people scratch their heads in disbelief. Speaking on Bloomberg in an extensive 30-minute interview, Greenspan gave his assessment of Brexit. The former fed chair said David Cameron made a “terrible mistake” by even holding the referendum. Greenspan went on to explain that Brexit will inevitably lead to both Scotland and Northern Ireland declarations Read more [...]

What is in the New Skills Agenda for Europe?

On Monday the 20th of June 2016, more than 500 stakeholders from a wide spectrum of employment and education stakeholders gathered on the invitation of the European Commission on the occasion of the high level launch of the New Skills Agenda for Europe. Aiming at boosting human capital, employability and competitiveness, and adopted on 10 June 2016 (Communication: A New Skills Agenda for Europe – Working together to strengthen human capital, employability and competitiveness), the New Skills Agenda Read more [...]

What It Took To Successfully Refinance My Mortgage

Good news! After almost four months, my latest mortgage refinance to 2.375% from 2.625% for a 5/1 jumbo ARM is now done! What used to take 30 – 60 days to refinance a mortgage pre-crisis now regularly takes three months or more due to increased scrutiny by lenders. Higher lending standards is one of the main reasons why I don’t think there will be a housing correction as painful as we had in 2007-2010. New readers may not know, but in 2015 I failed at my initial attempt to refinance my 5/1 Read more [...]

5 reasons 4k TVs are becoming more popular

With more than half of consumers aware of 4k televisions, and more than one third aware of 4k streaming services, it’s clear that the next generation of TVs is gaining acceptance. While new technology is prone to experiencing a roller coaster of momentum, the awareness and subsequent adoption of 4k sets is largely due to the improved value of the product in the minds of buyers. Costs Are Going Down As with any emerging technology, the early adopters pay a premium for the luxury of ownership, but Read more [...]

Albertas Best Communities for Business: #13 Okotoks

In the fall of 2014, the town of Okotoks experienced nation-wide fame when a tourism campaign for the community came up with the catchphrase, “There are a number of things to do in Okotoks.” In spite of the painfully anti-climactic slogan, it turns out that Okotoks does have vibrant cultural and business communities with plenty to do both personally and professionally. Founded as a trading post in 1874, the town has a long ­association with Alberta commerce. Today, Okotoks boasts strong population Read more [...]