Month: July 2019

Month: July 2019

Types of pocket knives

In pocket knives, there are several types which are all equally famous. Following mentioned are the main types of pocket knives:

  1. Drop point

This is one of the most commonly used type of pocket knives which has the edge based on a sharp blade and there is a curve too at some point. The other side of the blade is quite flat.

  1. Clip point

It is again a common pocket knife and is known as clip knife because its blade is clipped with it. The blade could either be concave or straight.

  1. Pens

Pens are the smaller and less sharper foldable pocket knives which originally were used to sharpen the writing quills.

  1. Tanto point

This is a straight blade knife with a well angled tip. The blade of the tanto point knife is quite strong and it is normally used for piercing cuts and push cuts. This knife is perfect to cut stones because of it being too sharp with a double edged blade.

  1. Serrated knife

The serrated knives are combined with some other type of the blade which are normally half by half to each other. The serrated knives are used for pull cuts normally and they are good to be used on things which cannot be cut by using the simple blades.

  1. Substitute

Most of the people out carry The utility knives in place of the pocket knives and the best thing in such knives is that they have a standard blade than can be used for almost anything and any cut. The blade of such knives isn’t sharpened rather it we changed or replaced every time you feel the need for it. These knives are certainly great when it’s about cutting things that aren’t cut by the normal tipped blades.

So these mentioned are some of the basic types of pocket knives and there are a lot more too. You can decide of getting one for you based on its nature of use and blade strength To have an amazing cutting experience with any type of knife you would have.

 

 

Housing and development progress report in Singapore

Housing and development, in any country, is among the most significant factors that need to be looked at and is a major indicator of a country’s progress and success. Housing policy and its development in Singapore is looked after by the Housing and Development Board (HBD) which works under the Ministry of National Development, Singapore. The HBD is responsible for social housing management and development in Singapore and has been doing a good job at it. Singapore is now including in the few Asian countries that successfully provide affordable houses to the population.

 
Success of the public housing schemes in Singapore is evident in the fact that public estates house nearly 85% of the population. Housing rights are fully granted to the citizens of Singapore such that even the poorest 20% have equal access as the wealthy, to the public housing opportunities, unlike the poor in many other countries who are often homeless. By 1980s, nearly all the poor living in slums or squatters had public houses to live in. This evidence of housing access to the poor reflects the success of the housing policies in Singapore.

Strengths of public housing in Singapore:

Making housing affordable in Singapore includes financial considerations; cheap and affordable units, and the physical; having minimum requirement of physical development so that it is less costly to live in.

  • Facilities and services

The physical improvement in the décor, services and facilities in the housing units are a major attraction the many people who choose to live in them.

  • Infrastructure

The new towns being developed now have tall and high density buildings. A town of approximately 650 ha now houses a population of 250 000 people. This allows ample amount of space for the growth of facilities that need to be provided in residential areas; schools, parks, sport complexes etc.

 

Challenges in housing and development in Singapore:

  • Aging population

Where some elderly prefer to live independently, there are still many who choose to live with their extended family. The housing authorities must ensure that families have the opportunity to stay close to the elderly in their family if they wish to, even if it may not be in the same household.

  • Low economic value of public flats compared to private property

HBD flats cannot be bought with the intent of investment. They can only be owned by Singaporeans and other permanent residents. This may make people more likely to prefer private leasehold property over public houses.

With the challenges it faced and the progress it has made over the years in mind, Singapore housing policies can be seen as a successful attempt at accommodating its large population. The HBD, in fact, can be seen as one of the most successful public housing schemes. It needs to continue to grow and adapt with the socioeconomic and political changes. The increasing demand of better facilities and living standards in public houses also requires an effort by the authorities if they wish maintain their position and importance.

 

How Instagram is becoming biggest social media networks

Social media became a part of our life when for the first time a completely different application launched. Facebook provided people to connect with each other throughout the world. For a time period where calls were so expensive and international calls were even difficult appears an application where people could connect throughout the world on internet.

Time passed and within this time many applications were launched which were basically messaging or calling applications. Some got a relative recognition for a small period of time but Facebook remained dominant. Then a new application was launched Instagram. People tried it and loved it.

But the biggest twist happened that people remained stick to it. It was seen that people were leaving their Facebook accounts and were more active on Instagram. Also new comers were more likely to make their account on Instagram. This where the Facebook era finished and a new era or Instagram started. Today Instagram is the number one social media application. Why? Well because of several reasons

Newness:

People always expect something different and unique when a new application enter the market. That’s the key to make your place in market and to maintain it. Instagram made it place in market because it introduced people a platform where they can share pictures and videos all around the world.

Basically it was made for this purpose. Then direct messages and stories and other features were added to it. So people don’t have to use multiple applications for multiple purposes. However some people put privacy on pictures so that only their friends can see it. Still there are tools like instaviewy which can work from getting business from private Instagram users.

They can complete their activities at one platform which keep people stick to one application. You want to text someone it has the features. You want to upload stories it has the feature. Even voice recording and live videos can be shared on it.

Privacy policy:

The biggest issue with Facebook was its privacy policies. People were getting frustrated due to breach of their private content. A Facebook account was so easy to hack. Your pictures and videos were not safe. Even this is the reason many people left it. Whereas Instagram provided a platform which was very secure.

Obviously you are sharing your pictures and videos and you don’t want anyone else to see them without your consent if an application can’t manage this why would you use it. That’s why people trust Instagram. Because the privacy policies it provide are very strong. Even if you’ve forgotten your password you can recover it. Or if someone has hacked it you have the authority to recover it.