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Irish – American Comedian Visits China

On April 27th, at the Bookworm in Sanlitun, Beijing, all the gigs of Des Bishop was being sold out. All the people from Irish-community were present there only to enjoy the stand-up routine of Des Bishop. Des Bishop is a well-known Irish-American comedian who is presently in China.


He will be living in China for one year for studying Chinese at Renmin University and shall be residing with a Chinese family in Haidian district to understand the Chinese culture in a better way. He will also shoot a documentary for Ireland’s National Broadcaster, RTE. He is also planning to start a monthly stand-up comedy club in English in the Bookworm and create a local scene there.

While commenting on his Visit to China Des Bishop said that the best way of describing China to the Western countries is to by learning the language. He also added by saying that the world has a lot of curiosity about China but there is so little coverage that people hardly gets any knowledge about the country. So by shooting the documentary, they will help the audience know more about China.

While talking about the stand-up comedy at the Bookworm, Bishop said that the stand-up comedy will do well in China, because the country is changing day by day and these changes in culture are well enacted in comedy.  Two other famous comedians Damon Sumner and Toby Jarmin from United States and Paul Creasey from Britain had joined Bishop during the performance at Bookworm too.


Heath Care Cost in Retirement: Higher Than What You Can Think

A service holder in his or her middle age must think about the amount he/she require after retirement to lead a happy, healthy and comfortable life. This is something that gives us a lot if stress. Of all the other expenses after retirement, healthcare is one of the major aspects According to a report, a couple usually requires around $2, 20,000 after retirement to cover their medical expenses when the average life expectancy for a husband is 62 years and wife is 85 years.


But the above estimate only covers the medical expenses. The couple has to spend an additional amount for nursing home cost and ailment cost. You must plan for your retirement expenses while you are in service as this medical expense is likely to wash away major portion an individual’s expense.

According to the research laid down in benefit provided by the private sector to its employees, they do not cover health benefit or a retiree. There are many organizations that provide health benefits to the retirees. While availing the benefits, the retiree has to face the tightened eligibility, raised premiums and reduction in benefits.

Employers do not hold any obligation to provide an adequate retiree health benefits. Even, there is a chance for the future retirees to get negligible health benefits after retirement. Unfortunately, the employers make changes on them as well. If you have a medical insurance or Medicare, it will only cover 60% of your health care services and treatment. The best way to get away from all troubles will be to stay fit and avoid sickness.


U.K Shows Problems with Free Application

The consumer protection agency of UK is worried that children are being forced to purchase online via ‘free’ apps. UK regulators have started investigating into the apps and games manufacturers because they are highly targeting the children and luring them to free products but at the end they cost their guardians a fortune.


Misleading Apps

According to the fair Trading Office that some of the apps are very much misleading, unfair, aggressive, and commercially aggressive and they also go upto breaching the consumer protection laws. The government’s consumer protection agency contacted organizations that offer app-based games or free apps so that they could learn the marketing tactics. But yes, the agency would not reveal the company names.

Smart Phones Among Children

Almost all British children between age group 5- 15 own Smartphones and this trend is shooting up with years. A recent report was published by PhonepayPlus that the complaint regarding children using online apps has shot up by 300% than last year. You can call it a tremendous rise.

Apples Credit And Refund Gift

In the beginning of this Year, Apple settled a complaint filed by the parents who were very anxious with their children downloading games from app store and increased the bills to huge extent.

In answer to this complaint of the angry parents, Apple agreed to offer a$5 iTunes gift card to the parents. The company would also offer huge credits or even refund cash to the ones who can prove that their bills exceeded than $5.