What Do UK Businesses Think about the Brexit Withdrawal Deal?

Brexit has dominated conversations in the UK over the past 31 months and has even split families along generational lines with older people generally more eager to leave the EU.  Raised in aunited Europe with free movement of workers and trade has made younger people angered by what they feel as this betrayal of them and their future.  

With the notable exception of the construction industry, UK business leaders voted in favour of staying within the European Union in the June 2015 referendum.  Recent survey results released by You Gov reveal that 57% of people in senior manager roles voted ‘Remain’ compared to 41% in the construction industry.

Questioned nearly 3 years later, those members of the business community polled believe that the most favourable outcome for the UK would be a second referendum to reverse the original ‘Leave’ vote.  As this possibility grows more and more unlikely with the … Read the rest

How Can You Ensure Healthy Eyes?

Good vision is something that most of us take for granted.  Although some eye problems are inherited or related to your age, there are many ways to prevent problems developing and ensure good eye health.

One of the main problems many of us have nowadays is that we spend so long staring at the screen of a computer or other electronic device.  This concentration on one spot can cause problems such as eyestrain, dry eyes and/or blurred vision.  To prevent these problems, you should make sure that your computer is positioned correctly.  Your eyes should be level with the top of the screen so that you’re looking slightly downwards. 

The level of lighting is also important.  When you’re looking at a screen, low or very bright lighting can damage your eyes.  You should therefore control the lighting levels, and if necessary, use an anti-glare screen.

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Machine Learning Applications In The Nearest Future

When it comes to technology and applications in general, machine learning is one of the biggest focuses from both a development and market point of view. Although there are many triple-A companies working on the matter, the entire machine learning realm is pretty much dominated by startups and small development studios. Since machine learning was recently heavily implemented in warehouses in China such as the Alibaba’s one, let’s see where this technology will be implemented in the near future.

Everyday Applications

Machine learning has been pointed out for being the biggest focus in Google’s development, given the fact that the Search Engine company said they’ll implement deep learning in apps like Google Maps and many other ones. By combining data that is triggered by the database with the autonomous learning factor, in fact, it will be possible to create better projections of the surrounding environment.

Mobile

Apple has already implemented … Read the rest

What Help & Support is Available for the Elderly & Disabled?

Although there are many residential homes in the UK, it’s perfectly natural that the elderly and/or disabled would prefer to stay in their own home for as long as possible.  Living independently with their own things around them gives them a better quality of life, however well-equipped and well-run a residential home may be.

The problem, however, can be that they might need some additional assistance in carrying out everyday household tasks.

How can home support help? 

Also known as domiciliary or home care, an assessment is carried out by a representative of your local council to see how much help you require, and what services are necessary to meet your requirements.  This support  includes regular visits from a home help, meals-on-wheels, etc.

It’s possible that you might need assistive technology, which consists of  especially adapted electronic devices.  Depending on your local authority, the Social Services might be able … Read the rest