When Buying a Product or Service, Price Is Not Always King

first_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes When buying a product or services, price is not always everything, said Mike Taulli of The Phone Guy, a full service sales, design and installation company.The telecommunications firm provides a turnkey installation including voice and data cabling. We can also handle all of your relocation, moves, adds and changes. It provides one of the best communications platforms in the market, said Taulli.“The [current] market is price-driven. Everyone is watching all these commercials that Wal-Mart is the cheapest, that K-Mart is the cheapest and the cheapest meal and the cheapest food and when you are talking about a service-related industry versus consumer, price is not always the best thing to look at,” he said.According to Taulli, The Phone Guy is not the most expensive guy and also not the cheapest. But he claims to have proven himself over the years that all his customers never called him back again even after 10 or 15 years after installing a phone line or cable or any of the services he offers.He never wants his customers to call him two or three years after installation to use the equipment’s warranty for repair or re-installation.“If you really want a quality guy that set things backwards up and make it so as not a nightmare [call us], Taulli said. We might go in and do something or it might take us two and a half more hours to like wrap these cables to a certain way or do this and that. But when we are done doing everything the right way, it is good for the next 60 years and that is kind of how I look at things,” he added.Taulli takes pride of providing long-term solutions to his clients and that his services and equipment are built to last. “We never hear from our clients again [to complain]. And it’s for a good reason.“When we go in and we do the cabling and install the phone system and do the voicemail, it just works. You wouldn’t have silly connection problems that arise from improperly installed jobs,” he continued.Because The Phone Guy mostly caters to small- and medium-sized businesses, Taulli said clients must really understand what they need versus what they want and to understand the right technology necessary to their company.He advised companies that want to install Voice over IP to be very careful when choosing the cloud-based platform particularly those offered by RingCentral. Based on his experience, a significant number of small businesses have decided to get rid of their Voice over IP system because of “drop calls” while using cloud-based platforms.Taulli said that while cloud-based VoIP might be cheap and no cost, what they are advertising and what you actually need are two different things.“[Sometimes] while you are talking to someone you start missing two and three seconds here and there, which is huge. [Customers must] really know what those cloud systems are and I don’t know how [it works]. That is a really hard question to ask for an answer, they would need to know a lot,” Taulli described the cloud-based VoIP platform.While the telecommunications technology has evolved significantly over the last 30 years, the basic principle of a phone system is you talk to somebody and you can hear what the other person is saying and the other person can hear you too.That is what The Phone Guy guarantees, Taulli said – clear, reliable and dependable communication all the time.When you receive calls from prospective buyers, clients or people seeking the services or products you provide, Taulli said you can trust each unique interaction to The Phone Guy by allowing them to provide you with State of the Art Telecommunications systems installation and maintenance.“We are also committed to providing the best Telecom connection possibly at the most affordable rates. Whether it be Local, Long Distance or Around the World. We can connect your remote offices together, making them operate as one, saving your long distance charges for office to office calls. We have partnered with many Local & International providers to get you, the customer, the absolute best rates available on your carrier and internet Services. We make sure everything we do honors the commitment to you,” The Phone Guy said in its website.For more information about The Phone Guy’s products and services, check out their website at www.callthephoneguy.com/. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Your email address will not be published. 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Revenue seize herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport

first_imgPrint YESTERDAY (13th) as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized 1.1kg of herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport. Previous article“Overwhelmed” staff at most COVID-hit hospital appeal for help as they battle surge in virus and patients on trolleysNext articleWitness Appeal – Discharge of a Firearm in Co. Clare Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement LimerickNewsRevenue seize herbal cannabis at Shannon AirportBy Staff Reporter – January 14, 2021 155 Linkedin Email Twitter Facebook WhatsApp The smuggled drugs, with an estimated value of €22,000, were discovered concealed in large packets of sharing crisps that were contained in a parcel that had originated in Spain and was destined for an address in Limerick City.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Investigations are ongoing.This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs.If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.last_img read more

SFL: USD 1.2 Bn Invested in New Vessels in 2018

first_imgBermuda-based shipowner Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) invested USD 1.2 billion in new assets in 2018, continuing its fleet renewal efforts.As explained, these transactions added USD 1.3 billion in future contracted charter revenue.The company intends to seek further growth opportunities and maintains a strong liquidity position “in order to be able to act decisively.”“We believe the combination of a challenging banking market for many players and low asset prices will create significant opportunities for Ship Finance in finding investment opportunities with limited downside on asset values,” SFL said.SFL had a fleet of 86 vessels comprising tankers, bulkers, containerships and rigs at the end of 2018, with only one of the original tankers remaining.“We have continuously renewed and grown our portfolio and diversified our charter revenue backlog across multiple segments and counterparties. SFL has transformed from a pure vessel leasing company, serving one related party, to a multi-faceted organization with USD 3.8 billion in contracted future revenues,” Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of Ship Finance Management AS, commented.SFL reported a net income of USD 3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, down from the net income of USD 29.7 million seen a quarter earlier. The decrease was due to a USD 35.7 million non-cash impairment related to offshore supply vessels.On the other hand, total operating revenues were USD 118.6 million in Q4 2018, higher when compared to revenues of USD 111 million posted in Q3 2018.During the fourth quarter, the company delivered the third 10,600 TEU container vessel on long term charter to Maersk Line. SFL also acquired two 19,400 TEU container vessels on long term charters to MSC.The company concluded more than USD 840 million lease financings in Asia for eight container vessels in Q4 2018.At the end of the quarter, SFL had ten debt free vessels, with a combined charter free value of USD 200 million.last_img read more

On this day: Born May 2, 1975: David Beckham widely regarded as one of the sweetest strikers of a football in English soccer history

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON (Reuters) – When an 11-year-old David Beckham walked into a local newspaper office in east London with his mother in 1986 the trainee reporter summoned to reception could never have known he was about to meet a future international football and cultural icon.Speaking in barely a whisper, the blonde-haired schoolboy, prompted by mum Sandra, said he had won the Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools skills competition and a trip to train with Barcelona, then managed by Terry Venables.A story went out, one of a multitude that in years to come would chronicle a Roy of the Rovers tale that took the son of a plumber to fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams.Six years later, Beckham fulfilled his childhood ambition by making his first-team debut for Manchester United before going on to captain his country and become a Galactico at Real Madrid.Beckham, one of the so-called “Class of 92”, went on to win six Premier League titles under Alex Ferguson at United alongside youth-team buddies Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, and Gary and Phil Neville.Beckham also won two FA Cups and, memorably, the Champions League in 1999. He topped up his trophy collection with a La Liga winners’ medal for Real Madrid and added two MLS Cups during a north American adventure with LA Galaxy.That barely begins to tell the story, though.Midfielder Beckham, widely regarded as one of the sweetest strikers of a football in English soccer history, was destined for more than the sports pages.In 1999, he married one of the Spice Girls, a British pop music sensation at the time, becoming one half of the country’s new Golden Couple.Instead of “just” being a key cog in Manchester United’s dominant team of the 1990s and early 2000s, he became a brand, as big a name off the pitch as on it.High-end companies fell over themselves to sign Beckham up. On billboards around the world, he modelled everything from expensive underpants to watches and sunglasses.Actors Tom Cruise and George Clooney became pals and even Prince Harry was keen to socialise with soccer royalty.“Bend it Like Beckham” became a box-office smash and Beckham was even credited with winning London’s bid to host the 2012 World Cup, his charm helping sway the IOC vote.Even after his playing days, father-of-four Beckham is rarely out of the news. He part owns new MLS franchise Inter Miami as well as Salford City.The door to all that, and an estimated net worth of $450 million, was opened by football gifts.Venables recalled meeting that boyish Beckham at Barcelona’s Nou Camp,“As we said goodbye I made sure I would not forget his name,” he said.Had his grandfather got his way, Beckham would have signed for Tottenham Hotspur, then managed by Venables. The forms were already printed out, but Beckham only had eyes for United.After helping them win the FA Youth Cup in 1992, Beckham made his first-team debut months later in the League Cup.He returned from a brief loan spell at Preston to ignite his Old Trafford career, making his Premier League debut in 1994.RAISED EYEBROWS Ferguson’s decision to give his “fledglings” their wings at the start of the 1995-96 season initially raised eyebrows. Pundit Alan Hansen famously quipped “you’ll never win anything with kids,” after an opening-day loss to Aston Villa.Instead, with Beckham flowering as United’s right-side midfielder, they scooped the Premier League and FA Cup double.On the first day of the next season, Beckham launched a 60-metre shot from inside his own half over Wimbledon goalkeeper Neil Sullivan and the world sat up and took notice.Weeks later Glenn Hoddle handed him his England debut and he went on to earn 115 caps. From 2000 to 2006 he was captain.Beckham’s celebrity status infuriated some, straining his relationship with Ferguson so much that the fiery Scot famously threw a boot at him in 2003 and cut his eye.When he was red-carded for kicking Argentina’s Diego Simeone in the last 16 of the 1998 World Cup, fans and media lambasted Beckham for the defeat. A Beckham effigy was strung up outside a London pub, such was the venom aimed his way.Yet out of adversity, Beckham grew. He led England to a famous 5-1 win over Germany in a World Cup qualifier in 2001 and his metamorphosis from villain to hero was complete when he curled in a trademark free kick against Greece at Wembley to clinch a place in the 2002 tournament.Although England’s so-called “Golden Generation” never managed to land a trophy, Beckham went past Bobby Moore’s appearance record for an outfield player in 2009 before injury ended his hopes of playing at the 2010 World Cup and his international career.Post-United Beckham never quite scaled the same heights at club level.When he joined Real Madrid in 2003, 500 journalists turned up for his unveiling at the Bernabeu.It was not until his final season in 2006-07, however, that Real won La Liga, by which time the Beckham circus was plotting a course for LA Galaxy and the Hollywood stage his fairytale career demanded.last_img read more

Six England players selected for Vagliano Trophy

first_img Six England players have been selected for the GB&I team of nine to face the Continent of Europe in the Vagliano Trophy at Malone, Ireland, from June 26-27. They are: Gemma Clews of Cheshire (image © Leaderboard Photography), Hayley Davis of Dorset, Alice Hewson of Hertfordshire, Bronte Law of Cheshire, Meghan MacLaren of Northamptonshire and Singapore-based Charlotte Thomas. The Vagliano team, just announced by the LGU, will be completed by the Irish players, world number one Leona Maguire and Olivia Mehaffey, and by Chloe Williams of Wales In addition, two England teenagers have been picked for the junior match, which is played simultaneously. They are Hollie Muse of Lancashire and Emily Price, who represents Warwickshire. Sammy Fuller of Surrey and Cloe Frankish of Kent are the reserves. The other junior team members are: Mairead Martin and Annabel Wilson of Ireland and Hazel MacGarvie and Shannon McWilliam of Scotland. The Vagliano Trophy team captain is Elaine Farquharson-Black and Claire Coughlan-Ryan will be the junior team captain. Lincolnshire’s Helen Hewlett is the manager for both teams. Elaine Farquharson-Black, who played in two winning GB&I Vagliano teams said: “In recent years, Europe has had the upper hand, but I am feeling very excited about our team. We have the world numbers 1 and 3, in Leona Maguire and Bronte Law, but importantly we have strength in depth with players who have already shown that they can perform consistently well on the world stage. “I am particularly pleased that Alice Hewson and Olivia Mehaffey who were in my Junior Vagliano team at Chantilly two years ago have made the progression to the senior team. Hopefully we will have a strong home support to cheer the team to victory.” This will be the 29th Vagliano Trophy match. The Continent has won the last four matches but GB&I lead 16-12 overall. The Vagliano team is made up of four automatic selections from the World Amateur Golf Ranking, two from the LGU Order of Merit and three wild card picks. The junior team is picked by a selection panel. The England players: Gemma Clews, 20, (Delamere Forest) has a perfect record of five wins from five international matches played so far this year, one against France and four in the recent England v Spain international. She was also in England’s winning team at the 2014 ladies’ Home Internationals. This season she has successfully defended the Delamere Comboy scratch tournament and had top five finishes in the Helen Holm Scottish stroke play, The Leveret and the Hampshire Rose. Hayley Davis, 22, (Ferndown) is the English women’s stroke play champion and has previously held the English women’s amateur and girls’ titles. She topped the individual leaderboard in qualifying for the 2014 European team championship. She is a student at Baylor University, Texas, winning three times on the US women’s college circuit and has just helped her team to become runners-up in the NCAA Division 1 Championship. She has represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy and the Astor Trophy and is ranked 23rd in the world. Alice Hewson, 17, (Berhamsted) was in England’s winning team at the recent international against Spain. She has also won the Hampshire Rose this season. Last year she won the Critchley Salver and the U18 prize at the St Rule Trophy and helped England to victory in both the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. She has represented GB&I in the Junior Vagliano Trophy and is currently second on the LGU order of merit. Bronte Law, 20, (Bramhall) is currently third in world amateur rankings and has represented GB&I in two Curtis Cup teams, the Vagliano Trophy and the Astor Trophy. She is the English women’s amateur champion and won the individual bronze medal at the 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship. She is a student at UCLA in California and has won three times on the US women’s college circuit and helped her university to reach the NCAA Division 1 championship. Meghan MacLaren, 21, (Wellingborough) charged to victory in the 2014 British women’s stroke play championship, playing the final 36 holes in nine-under par. She has also won the Irish stroke play and French U18 titles. She is a student at Florida International University and has won seven times on the US college circuit and helped her team to reach the NCAA Division 1 Championship. She is 18th in the world rankings. Charlotte Thomas, 22, (Sentosa) played in the 2014 Curtis Cup match and made her debut as an England international in last year’s European ladies’ team championship. She is a student at the University of Washington in Seattle and has won twice on the US women’s college circuit. In 2013 she won the English mid-amateur championship and was runner-up in the English stroke play. Hollie Muse, 15, (West Lancashire) helped England beat Spain in the recent mixed international and this season has won the Scottish U16 championship and The Leveret. She also helped England win the team event at the Fairhaven Trophies and tied second in the girls’ championship. She was in England’s winning teams at both 2014 ladies’ and girls’ Home Internationals. Emily Price, 15, (Cleobury Mortimer) is the English U15 girls’ champion and took third place in this year’s Scottish U16 stroke play. She represented England in the recent U16 international against Spain and won three of her four matches. She has also helped England to beat Switzerland U16s. Sammy Fuller, 16, (Roehampton) returned from injury this season to tie for the Irish U18 stroke play, but lost a title play-off. She has represented England in the girls’ Home Internationals and GB&I in the junior Vagliano. Cloe Frankish, 16, (Chart Hills) has had top ten finishes this season in the Irish women’s stroke play and the Scottish U16s. She has represented England in Nations Cup teams and last year she tied second in an event on the WPGA One Day Series. 30 May 2015 Six England players selected for Vagliano Trophy last_img read more