Salary Survey 2020: Part 2

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Employers expanding their workforces in Europe often look East, hiring professionals in Bulgaria, Estonia, the Ukraine and elsewhere. Many are finding, however, that the highest-quality professionals are already in high demand, both from gaming employers and the wider tech sector. In Malta, unfilled vacancies have hit record highs after the island’s reliance on migration was hit hard. Growth plans remain strong, but Malta’s significantly mid-sized business-based industry will place heavy demands on an undersupplied talent market.  Employers still face challenges hiring experienced professionals, particularly with the required language skills. However, it is now rare for employers to seek expat talent beyond the region, as was the case in the industry’s infancy.Rest of the worldThe expansion of the industry continues apace, with employers in Africa, India and LatAm all seeking to import expertise in anticipation of market growth. Investors generally aspire to acquire a single highly knowledgeable individual, or a handful of specialists, who are able to get a new operation off the ground. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter These hires can prove exceptionally difficult, due to long-haul relocation requirements and the need for local market knowledge or language skills. Stretching the salary budget is often the only viable approach.In Part 3, we will look at how the benchmarks for salaries have changed across all key departments and roles Main Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay In part 2 of this year’s iGB-Pentasia Salary Survey, Pentasia’s location experts look at compensation changes across global markets. In the UK and Ireland workforces have remained largely intact despite Covid-19’s economic impact, and hiring is showing strong signs of increasing as confidence for 2021 growth returns. Tags: Salary Survey 2020 Pentasia EuropeThe core characteristics of Europe’s talent market are clear. First, our maturing industry increasingly demands highly competent commercial leadership at the top of organisations. Second, talent shortages at mid-level are continuing to inhibit growth, often causing significant blockages to planned activity. Marwa mitchellcenter_img Alastair cleland Email Address Salary Survey 2020: Part 2 13th November 2020 | By Stephen Carter Sports is a cultural obsession, but Covid-19 has shown that it cannot be the only pillar of a successful US gaming industry. Diversification has also become a priority, driving demand for candidates with skills in non-sportsbook product areas. And of course, the industry’s state-by-state expansion rolls on, and experienced leadership commands a hefty premium.APACHiring activity remained relatively stable in 2020, largely unaffected by Covid-19 in comparison to many of the world’s harder-hit regions. Employment in APAC’s gaming sector is more skewed to remote work, though key gaming hubs – notably the Philippines – have remained largely operational.  North AmericaMany US gaming employers are now entering a new phase. Two years on from the PASPA repeal, early market entrants are now facing far greater competition and requiring a more sophisticated approach. This is driving demand for a broader spectrum of talent; an attractive prospect for many job seekers displaced from hard-hit industries. CARA KERR Topics: People HR People moves Recruitment People See Part 1 of this year’s survey for the overview and analysis of the headline findingslast_img read more

New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Caring for diabetes and dementia: A unique challenge

first_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The VOICE of HealthThe Caregiver Series: From Florida Hospitalcenter_img Please enter your comment! The brain is especially sensitive to the effects of diabetes. People with diabetes are at risk of high blood pressure, and in turn, high blood pressure can lead to strokes. Like a heart attack, where blood flow is blocked to heart tissue, strokes occur when the blood carrying nutrients and oxygen is interrupted. In some cases, these “brain attacks” lead to permanent loss of strength or inability to speak. In some cases, the strokes can lead to damage in the thinking parts of the brain. When this happens, it is called “vascular dementia.” It is this combination of dementia and diabetes that is particularly difficult.When someone has dementia, their normal intellectual abilities decline over time. Having diabetes requires an individual to be careful with what they eat and drink, and monitor their exercise all while eating and taking medications on a regular schedule. If dementia has set in, and the ability to remember to take medications, follow instructions, and keep track of what and when to eat is affected, patients face great challenges without help.At the Centre for Senior Health, Dr. Rosemary Laird likes to partner with colleagues in The Florida Diabetes & Endocrine Center and the Florida Hospital Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology Institute to offer patients and their caregivers specialists in all aspects of diabetes treatment.Dr. Laird notes the special circumstances caused by the presence of both dementia and diabetes are another reminder that your care team should include experienced specialists.“Professionals who can help a patient and/or family adapt to the range of diabetic and dementia-specific needs can make a big difference for patients and their caregivers,” she saysErica Hechler, MS, RD, CDE, LD, CCP, is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator and health coach at the Florida Hospital Obesity, Diabetes, and Endocrinology Institute. Her dietary advice can help patients and their family caregivers manage diabetes well, with special emphasis on strategies to follow as dementia progresses.Making a diabetes diet planHechler said there are four basic areas of diabetes self-management. But basic does not mean “easy” — the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute is experienced in helping patients put these guidelines into real practice.Follow an eating plan that cuts down on carbs, focuses on lean proteins like fish and turkey and incorporates plenty of vegetables, especially leafy greens.Follow an exercise plan that includes aerobic exercise and strength conditioning.Take appropriate diabetes management medications.Reduce your stress, which can increase your blood sugar.She also recommends keeping on top of your preventative visits, including seeing your doctor four times a year, getting an annual foot check and having your eyes examined once a year.And remember that your knowledge should change with your circumstances. Starting a new medicine or changing up your eating plan are both good reasons to brush up on your diabetes education.Hechler also adds that this dietary advice, though crafted specifically for someone with the illness, really applies to pretty much anyone.“The diabetes diet is one of the healthiest diets out here,” she says.And if you would like individualized diabetes diet meal planning help, this is the Florida Hospital Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology Institute’s specialty.Eating healthy with dementiaIn the early stage of Dementia, patients will usually be able to follow usual diabetic diet guidelines. As dementia progresses, problems with thinking and memory may limit the foods they can or will eat regularly. This can greatly complicate a caregiver’s efforts at helping their loved one eat enough food, let alone maintain a healthy diet. Sadly, as the course of dementia progresses towards its unfortunate and inescapable late stage, it is critical to be fully engaged with the medical team so the goals of diabetic care management are appropriately adjusted.For patients with diabetes who have a long life expectancy, the goal is tight glucose control so the long-term damage to the body’s organs is limited. As dementia progresses and life expectancy shortens it is less important to limit the long-term effects. Elevated blood glucose levels may be more acceptable, and strict rules limiting fruit and sugar in the diet may be loosened.Here are some tips to help caregivers manage their loved one’s nutrition in later stages of dementia:Offer a balanced plate with nutrient-dense healthy fats such as nuts, butters, and avocados. They are also packed with calories, so your loved one doesn’t need to eat a lot. Other good choices include:Smoothies with protein. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate high-fiber foods, like vegetables and many fruits, into a diet. Ideas for the protein source include protein powder, peanut butter or nut butter.Oatmeal with nut butterOmelets or egg scramblesTuna Casserole with noodles, cheese, and garbanzosGreek yogurt parfaitWhat these foods have in common is high-quality carbs and proteins in a nutrient-dense setting. Even if your loved one doesn’t finish their plate, they’ve still consumed plenty of calories along with their nutrients.Cut back on empty-calorie refined sugars like cake and cookies, and consider replacing them with Fruit. (Remember in later stages the limits on fruit can probably be lifted. Check with your doctor.)Ill-fitting dentures often raise problems with chewing. Consider food that is soft, in small chunks and easier to swallow.Adaptive eating devices can allow a person with dementia to eat on their own, which will help them maintain their independence and eat more. Examples include large-handled spoons, bowls, and plates with higher rims and plates with suction cups on the bottom. In later stages of dementia, finger foods and using straws can be helpful.Avoiding caregiver burnoutIt’s easy to see how managing diabetes and dementia can lead to burnout among caregivers.“Caregivers report very high levels of stress because of the time and energy to take care of their loved one because of the degree of care that’s involved,” she says. “We encourage caregivers to step back, recognize the symptoms of stress and take time to assess their mental health.”Dr. Laird is also an expert on caregiver burnout, having coauthored the book, “Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One With Memory Loss.”She has some advice to help caregivers maintain their own health:Take Your Oxygen First! If you don’t take time for self-care, schedule regular breaks and ask family members for help you won’t be much good to those who rely on you.Keep up with your own medical appointments; consider including a therapist to talkabout your feelings as a caregiver.Incorporate exercise into your routine. This releases stress-reducing chemicals and helps you manage your weight.Consider joining a local support group for caregivers with dementia. Ask your caregiver’s provider about support near you, or consider visiting the Alzheimer’s Association for additional resources.Remember that changes in your loved one’s condition are a natural part of their illness and aren’t your fault.Rosemary Laird, MD, MHSA is a member of Florida Hospital Medical Group. She is a board-certified Geriatrician with more than 20 years of experience helping patients and families navigate the joys and challenges of life’s later stages. In 2013 she was named The American Geriatrics Society Clinician of the Year.Her team at Centre for Senior Health in Winter Park is focused on providing specialty geriatrics consultations and coordinating care with your primary care provider and/or other specialists. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSAlzheimer’s DiseaseDementiaDiabetesThe VOICE of Health Previous articleSeize the day; don’t delayNext articleSecond Harvest launches culinary training class for Puerto Rican evacuees Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Topographic House / MiAS Arquitectes

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140963/topographic-house-mias-arquitectes Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMiAS ArquitectesOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSant Andreu de LlavaneresHousesSpainPublished on June 17, 2011Cite: “Topographic House / MiAS Arquitectes” 17 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Adrià GoulaText description provided by the architects. The house lays along its longitudinal axis and the view of the landscape, facing the sea, is one of the most important values for the project, which unfolds itself and gets mixed with topography. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsConsole tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6270PartitionsJansenGlass Partitions – Janisol Folding WallDoorsSky-FrameFrameless Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame PlainThe project begins from the topographical understanding of the place. By re-drawing the contour lines, possible spaces to occupy appear, from the underground parking to the hanging planes of the studio. These curves, rising from the concrete retaining walls, decrease, but are still visible and able to construct spaces through long overlaid metal beams. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaCurves flow along the site and blur at the ends, blending with the topography. The house acts as a large window, framing the beautiful view of the sea and village. The upper zone of the house has a thin panoramic space that offers the most privileged views of the house.  Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThis ‘skeleton’ is coated with zinc, a very fabric-like material, that can be used in such zigzag shapes, on the stone areas and on the walls surrounding other spaces of the house.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessA Peripheral MomentArticlesThe Apple Campus in CupertinoArticles Share Architects: MiAS Arquitectes Area Area of this architecture project 2009 “COPY” Spain Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 21 Share CopyHouses•Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Spain Topographic House / MiAS ArquitectesSave this projectSaveTopographic House / MiAS Arquitectes Photographs Year:  ArchDaily Projects Area:  700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Topographic House / MiAS Arquitectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140963/topographic-house-mias-arquitectes Clipboard Houseslast_img read more

Skywood House / Nick Baker Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803801/skywood-house-nick-baker-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Hamish ParkRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. In 2013 Nick Baker Architects were commissioned to design a new 5 bedroom residence at Cobblers Hill, in Buckinghamshire. The commission for a private client located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sought to develop a house that would fit into its landscaped context. Save this picture!© Hamish ParkThe design of the residence has taken its prompt from the inherent context of the site. The gentle slope from the level of the existing building to the rear northern boundary identifies a change in level of 750mm. This creates a natural terrace. By introducing a clear line of separation of level from east to west the design locates the ‘living’ areas to the upper southern section of the site with its wide views and ‘warm’ aspect and the ‘sleeping and guest’ areas to the lower northern location. By offsetting the single storey forms from the central north/south axis of the original proposal, the design seeks to add the third area, the garage block, which forms the third side to a courtyard formation to clearly delineate an entrance area to the overall composition.Save this picture!© Hamish ParkThe articulation of the external facade has been designed to create a series of layers between the inner and the outer accommodation. Wide external covered terraces are mixed with internally lit corridors to provide continuous connections to the sylvan setting of the site. Natural daylight is brought into the inner areas but is not allowed to dominate. A series of full height screens are used to create a ‘colonnade’ around the building. This buffer zone works to protect the inner glazed areas from excessive sunlight and glare as well as providing visual screening to bedrooms and from the road. The colonnades also reflect the intermittent shaded character of the trunks of the neighbouring woodlands trees.Save this picture!© Hamish ParkThe building benefits from high insulation to ensure excellent levels of heat retention as part of its contribution to the environment. The materials for the design have been selected with care. The upper and lower level edge bands of the colonnade are clad with grey powder coated aluminium panels defining a clear edge of the volumes. The external panels to the screening elements are sawn sandstone and identify a vertical expression between the two bands. The external skin of the building volumes are in vertical clad red cedar and represent a softer more articulate inner layer that is related to the internal finishes.Save this picture!© Hamish ParkThe intention has been to build upon the identity of the existing landscaping of the site. The high canopy of the existing trees and the large lawn area to the south of the existing building create a woodland ‘glade’ character. This simplicity has been kept as part of the landscaping scheme with the retention of the lawn areas and the inclusion of only additional trees along the northern boundary. A ‘random pattern’ screen similar to the colonnades, this time in Beech hedging, has been added to the south eastern boundary behind the existing perimeter fencing to provide screening from the road.Save this picture!SketchProject gallerySee allShow lessBarnard College Releases SOM Design for New Milstein CenterArchitecture NewsApeldoorn’s Renowned Museum Paleis Het Loo to Be Expanded by KAAN ArchitectenUnbuilt Project Share Structural Engineers: United Kingdom TZG Partnership “COPY” 2016 CopyHouses•Cobblershill, United Kingdom “COPY” Manufacturers: Velfac, Sarnavap Skywood House / Nick Baker ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSkywood House / Nick Baker Architects Acanthus Developments Ltd ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803801/skywood-house-nick-baker-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Acanthus Makes Ltd Photographs:  Hamish Park Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Project Manager: Projects Area:  426 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Contractor: Year:  Houses Photographs Skywood House / Nick Baker Architects Architects: Nick Baker Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNick Baker ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCobblershillUnited KingdomPublished on March 11, 2017Cite: “Skywood House / Nick Baker Architects” 11 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Blackbaud seeks nominations for 2003 TechnOvation award

first_imgBlackbaud seeks nominations for 2003 TechnOvation award Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Technology Blackbaud, the technology provider to non-profits and educational institutions, is seeking nominations for its annual TechnOvation Award.The 2003 grand-prize winner of this international award, which recognizes organisations that use Blackbaud software in an outstanding or innovative way, will receive a $5,000 donation.“This award is about recognizing customers who ‘think out of the box’ about how they use our software, either by itself or in conjunction with other products,” said Germaine Ward, Vice President of Products at Blackbaud. Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 March 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Nominations can be made via an online form on the company’s Web site. Organisations can nominate themselves or others. All of the company’s clients, regardless of the Blackbaud products they use, are eligible. Nominations are due by 31 July 2003.In August, five finalists will be chosen from the nominations received. A panel of judges from the non-profit and technology communities will review materials on each of the five and select the grand-prize winner. The winner will be announced during an award presentation at Blackbaud’s Conference on Philanthropy to be held in November 2003 in Charleston, SC. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Comic Relief launches bespoke online prize draws for Red Nose Day

first_imgPayments to enter the prize draw are handled by the ‘Capen 2.0 widget’. This allows charities to take payments on their own website for campaigns without coming under the PCI DSS requirements for secure transactions.Capen‘s platform handles validating supporter input and securing supporters’ card payment data. As a result supporters do not have to leave the charity website.Katherine Macklin, Comic Relief Fundraising Development Manager, said:“We’re always looking to test new and innovative ways to engage our supporters and this campaign was also a great opportunity to fulfil the needs of our corporate partners too. Rather than a traditional paper raffle, this tool has the flexibility to open up draws to employees and customers right across the country, maximising their chance to raise funds.” Advertisement  49 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Digital lottery specialists Capen Consultants have worked with Comic Relief to provide a number of prize-draw websites for its corporate partners for Red Nose Day.Each prize draw microsite has been customised to match the corporate partner’s brand.Public ‘hero’ prize drawComic Relief is also running a ‘hero’ prize draw for the general public with the prize of a Toyota Auris, worth over £20,000. This car has been custom designed and made for Red Nose Day.Every entry made into one of the corporate partners’ draws also secures an entry into the hero draw, doubling peoples’ chances of winning. Each entry costs £2 and the website encourages people to make multiple entries, indicating what such totals can help Comic Relief achieve.Comic Relief’s prize draw shows the impact of what multiple entries can be. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Entries via the Red Nose Day prize draw website close at 7pm on Sunday 15 March 2015. Tagged with: Comic Relief Digital Lotteries Comic Relief launches bespoke online prize draws for Red Nose Day Howard Lake | 13 March 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Commentary: How About Some Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men?

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Dec 18, 2017 Then there is that good will toward men thing. We have not seen much of that this year. The tenor of the conversation in the media is shrill and divisive. The tone of web and social media conversations is vitriolic. So, perhaps turning off the television and the computer and connecting with real people face to face would help. I generally find it harder to be offended or to be offensive in a face to face situation. By Gary Truitt Home Commentary Commentary: How About Some Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men? Especially in difficult economic times, after a harvest that gave you better yields but less revenue than you expected, it is a time to find a little peace on earth.  The holidays are a time of joy, but also a time to reconnect with your farm and the nature that surrounds it. Some alone time in your field, pasture, barn, or machine shop might be more helpful than you can imagine. SHARE You hear it a lot this time of year, the phrase “peace on earth, good will toward men.” It first appeared in Like 2: 14 as the shepherds announcing the birth of Christ.  It is part of the carol “I heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” and it is written in glitter on thousands of Christmas cards. It is something we all long for, but rarely take the time and effort to obtain and grant.When most of us think of peace on earth, we think big picture: no more war, no more injustice, no more social unrest, the kinds of things Miss America contestants always says they have as their life’s goal.  The reality is, in our world, this is not going to happen. Yet, finding some personal peace on earth is a lot closer and easier to achieve. We overcomplicate the process by turning to pharmacology, theology, or technology. Finding a little peace on earth may be as close as your back door.Jimmy Emmons is a third generation family farmer and rancher in eastern Oklahoma. With 2,000 acres of farmland and 7,000 of rangeland, he keeps busy.  When he wants to find a little peace of earth he simply takes a walk, “Sometimes I just go out into a pasture and listen to my cattle graze. Just listening to them is a very therapeutic experience.”  Several other farmers I spoke with recently also talked about just taking a walk around the farm, not to check on things, or to make a list of what needs to be done, but just to reconnect with nature.Farming is a stressful and dangerous business. A recent report highlighted the alarmingly high suicide rate among farmers.  Last year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishermen, and lumber harvesters – take their lives at a rate higher than any other occupation. The data suggested that the suicide rate for agricultural workers in 17 states was nearly five times higher compared with that in the general population. So, as we celebrate over the next few weeks, take some time to find some peace and try to find something respectable and redeemable about your fellow man. It may not change the world, but it may improve your world a little. When you see, say, or sing, “peace of earth good will to men,” think about how you can make that happen in your life. Facebook Twitter Previous articleHolcomb and Other Republican Governors Meet VP Pence About NAFTANext articleBower Trading Market Strategy Report: Cash Grain Market Picking Up Gary Truitt Commentary: How About Some Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men?last_img read more

Montecedro Initiates Masterpiece Monday Program to Educate Seniors on Healthy Living

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Neighborhood News Montecedro Initiates Masterpiece Monday Program to Educate Seniors on Healthy Living Future MonteCedro community members learn how to reduce stress and relax during National Stress Awareness Month From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 22, 2013 | 5:17 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Business News In honor of April being National Stress Awareness Month, MonteCedro, a new planned Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Altadena, Calif., is holding educational workshops to enlighten San Gabriel Valley area seniors about stress as a part of its Masterpiece Monday series.Masterpiece Monday’s are a series of workshops, presented by Rebecca Gruett, Director of Life Enrichment at MonteCedro, that are held every Monday through out the year. The program educates MonteCedro’s future residents about the types of activities that will be available at the new seniorliving community, encourages personal growth and promotes a sense of community.“At MonteCedro, we believe that to achieve a successful aging lifestyle it is important to learn how to handle stressful situations,” states Gruett. “People experience stress in one form or another throughout their lives. By learning how to identify stressors and react appropriately it creates a sense of control in your life, which is the core of this four week Masterpiece Monday series.”The April stress series, will inform the community about acute and chronic stress, and demonstrate ways to become stress free. Attendees are learning about why stress occurs and tips to stop and reduce it, which include:• Incorporate time management and organizational skills into daily life by creating lists and scheduling adequate time for task completion and planning• Practice breathing techniques and meditation activities like yoga, gardening or creating artwork• Surround yourself with soft, soothing colors such as blue, violet, pink, green and grey• Engaging in social activities and exercising also help reduce stressPreviously during the month of March, Gruett led seminars on Neurobics, which are mental exercises that promote successful brain aging and memory.“Senior living communities are not just about the amenities and grounds, it is about a sense of belonging, continued personal growth and maintaining independence without the worry of household responsibilities,” states Peggy Buchanan, Director of Sales and Marketing at MonteCedro. “By offering our future residents the opportunity to participate in the Masterpiece Monday program now, we wanted them to feel apart of the community and achieve personal development before MonteCedro’s construction is complete.”On May 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., MonteCedro will present a Neurobics class to the San Gabriel Valley area community at the Altadena Public Library to raise awareness about memory and aging. This two hour class will reveal memory strategies and outline the connection between challenging your mind and aging successfully. Seating for this event is limited. To register, please visit www.montecedro.org/info or call (877) 282-1584.About MonteCedroMonteCedro®, a planned Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), will be located in Altadena, Calif. As the first CCRC in the San Gabriel Valley area in more than 25 years, it will offer 186 apartments and villas for adults 60 years and older, and provide health care services that will allow them to transition seamlessly from independent living to in-home care, assisted living and memory support. The community will also feature a fitness center, heated swimming pool, home health services, and the Masterpiece Living® wellness and enrichment program. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Summer 2013.For more information about MonteCedro, please contact Peggy Buchanan, Director of Marketing and Sales for MonteCedro at 877-282-1584 or visit www.montecedro.com/info For more information about Masterpiece Living®, please visit www.mymasterpieceliving.com. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Community Newscenter_img 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Equitable Holdings Declares Common and Preferred Stock Dividends

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook Pinterest Equitable Holdings Declares Common and Preferred Stock Dividends Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 TAGS  Quarterly dividend of $200.069 per share on Series C 4.30% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $25,000 per share, which are represented by depositary shares (NYSE: EQH PR C), each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of preferred stock, holders of which will receive $0.200069 per depositary share. The dividend will be payable on March 15, 2021 to holders of record as of March 5, 2021.  About Equitable Holdings Equitable Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE: EQH ) is a financial services holding company comprised of two complementary and well-established principal franchises, Equitable and AllianceBernstein. Founded in 1859, Equitable provides advice, protection and retirement strategies to individuals, families and small businesses. AllianceBernstein is a global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals and private wealth clients in major world markets. Equitable Holdings has approximately 12,000 employees and financial professionals, $746 billion in assets under management (as of 9/30/2020) and more than 5 million client relationships globally. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005841/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations: Jessica Baehr (212) 314-2476 [email protected] Relations: Matt Asensio (212) 314-2010 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE CONSULTING BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE SOURCE: EQH Investor Relations Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 04:15 PM/DISC: 02/17/2021 04:15 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005841/en NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– Equitable Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: EQH) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share of common stock. The dividend on the common stock will be payable March 11, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2021. The Company’s board also declared the following cash dividends:Quarterly dividend of $328.125 per share on Series A 5.25% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $25,000 per share, which are represented by depositary shares (NYSE: EQH PR A), each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of preferred stock, holders of which will receive $0.328125 per depositary share. The dividend will be payable on March 15, 2021 to holders of record as of March 5, 2021. Twitter Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more