Pablo Soria de Lachica Examines The Asian Trade Expansion Plans of Uruguay

September 10, 2016

According to Uruguay XXI, an organization that works to promote exports, Uruguay, one of the smallest countries in Latin America with a population of 3.4 million, produces quality food for an amazing 30 million people worldwide. Internationally recognized foreign investment and trade expert, suggests a successful agro-intelligent approach is a major factor in the current positioning of the country to seek a free-trade agreement (FTA) with China, as part of the Mercosur or bilaterally. The Asian trade expansion vision comes ahead of the Uruguay's attendance at China-LAC 2016, October 13-15, hosted in the city of Tangshan, China. Uruguay’s agricultural sector contributes 7% to the GDP, satisfying national need while generating significant surplus - exports of agricultural products, mainly soybean, beef, cellulose and dairy products, are 71% of total goods, as reported by the World Bank. attributes the achievement to major changes in sustainable production systems...

National Wildlife Federation Certifies New Wildlife Habitat in Tijeras, New Mexico

September 12, 2016

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased to recognize that Lawrence and Kristen Clark in Tijeras have successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat through its Garden for Wildlife program.  NWF celebrates the efforts of Lawrence and Kristen to create a 2.5 acre garden that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife – natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young.  “We are so excite to have another passionate wildlife gardener join us and create a Certified Wildlife Habitat.  Over the last 40 years, nearly 200,000 wildlife gardeners have joined NWF’s Garden for Wildlife movement and helped restore wildlife habitat right in their own yards and neighborhoods,” said David Mizejewski, naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation.  “Whether you garden...

Hey Flash, Time to Say Goodbye!

September 12, 2016

WebProof continues with its mission of support and advising for graphic and design industry professionals with the latest awareness campaign. “By the end of 2016, Google Chrome will end up its support for Adobe Flash completely. Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla are to follow. We are surprised that this important change doesn’t get the right kind of attention among companies and professionals in the industry,” explains Jakob Adeltoft, the CEO and Co-founder of WebProof, the motivation behind this genuine awareness campaign. With a series of publications, presentations, and social media activities, WebProof help companies and professionals go through this critical transition period in a simpler and painless way. Jakob Adeltoft, who coined this warning term “Adobegeddon,” doesn’t think this is an exaggeration: “I strongly believe that Adobegeddon should have at least the same level of media...

Madame Neptune’s VOODOO CURSE Opening September 15th

September 13, 2016

Portland Escape Rooms has been locking up the Portland masses and challenging them to escape since April 2015 with growing success, and with the addition of their 5th room the bar has been set even higher than expected! As if ravenous zombies and a crazed clown in charge of an arcade wasn’t enough to thrill us, they have expanded into new branch of terror that will leave you stunned. Madame Neptune’s Voodoo Curse will be the next step in Portland Escape Rooms Live Escape Rooms, and promises to deliver all the twists and turns of a normal escape room, but with a few added elements that the staff has been working on for months. For those of you who have enjoyed one of Portland Escape Room’s experiences, you know that until now their four other rooms have all been a single room packed to the gills with amazing puzzles and contraptions. Leveraging a bigger space and forming a crack creative team, Portland Escape Rooms has tackled a new, ambitious project...

Tony Amaradio Shares Important Principles of Stewardship

September 09, 2016

As an asset manager and as a Christian, has long followed the Biblical concept of stewardship as a guiding force in his life. He has garnered thirty-five years experience in the financial industry as founder of the company, Select Portfolio Management, and has hosted his own daily radio show called “Market Talk” for two decades. Together with this wife, Carin, he co-authored the successful book, “”. The couple works tirelessly in helping selected ministries and non-profit organizations manage and grow their assets. Tony recently shared his personal insight into the fundamental connection between our spiritual lives and how we think about and handle money. “The first, and most important aspect of stewardship is to understand that God owns everything,” says . “As Psalm 24:1 says, ‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.’ Understanding that we don’t...

Irish Writers Flock to Bay Area for First Ever Los Gatos-Listowel Writers' Festival

September 09, 2016

The heart and soul of Irish culture comes to the Bay Area with the debut of the Los Gatos-Listowel Writers’ Week October 6-9, 2016. Listowel is not only the sister city of Los Gatos, but also home to one of Ireland’s most established, influential and internationally acclaimed literary festivals. The program—featuring over 15 Irish writers and poets traveling from Ireland to join their local counterparts—will consist of over 40 events designed to bring together writers and audiences in the historic town of Los Gatos over the course of four days and nights. Irish writer guests include Mike McCormack, shortlisted in 2016 for Irish Book of the Year, Hugo Hamilton, Irish-German author and award-winning playwright, a trio of women crime writers Louise Phillips, Niamh O’Connor and Claire McGowan. The four-day event includes a year-end tribute to Ireland's uprising of 1916, tributes to Dermot Healy, Flann O’Brien and Lucia...

Free Online Classes Offered in National Estate Sales Association’s Virtual Summit

September 13, 2016

(NESA) has announced its – an online event combining exclusive business education, interviews, and pathways to success – especially catered to estate sale businesses owners, managers, and anyone associated with the secondary market for personal property or tangible goods. The summit features some of the top experts in the field of resale, fine art, luxury goods, collectibles, and consumer marketing. “The NESA Estate Sale Success Summit is designed to educate both new and existing estate sale owners by keeping them up-to-speed with advances in customer services,” said Martin Codina, Chairman of NESA. “This is the event that provides exclusive information that brings the estate sale trade together like never before.” The is comprised of 30-minute interviews with experts in the areas of fine art, estate jewelry, antiques and collectibles, insurance, and legal considerations regarding contracting. Interviews and content are available...

Marcus Hiles Reveals Ways to Reduce Carbon Footprint at Home

September 09, 2016

The housing sector is often the largest portion of an individual’s carbon footprint, largely due to heavy usage of gas, electricity, water and waste disposal. , Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, recently revealed the many steps his corporation takes in order to provide environmentally friendly and energy-efficient residences, and what occupants can do to further assist at home. For the average US citizen, heating and cooling accounts for almost 50% of carbon emissions. To reduce these, each Western Rim property utilizes three primary strategies: effective insulation, rated systems, and programmable thermostats with advanced options to set different temperatures for certain rooms. Additional weather stripping and the caulking of draughts will offer increased protection from the elements, and increase a house’s ability to maintain a steady climate. Using the thermostat to segment rooms into warmer or cooler zones and decrease usage when away will...

Remembering 9-11 - Inspirational author Celeste Johnson-Matheson recalls the day that forever changed so many lives

September 09, 2016

Inspirational author Celeste Johnson-Matheson recalls the day that forever changed so many lives.  "I can't believe it's been 15 years.  To me, it always seems like yesterday.  September 11, 2001, started out as the most beautiful day.  A day filled with Good Morning and Hello in the hallways.  Unable to contact a friend I decided I would visit her office.  My coworker told me to wait!  Her words to me were to “wait”!  Within minutes there was a loud boom, the office started shaking.  It seemed as though time stood still.  Everything appeared to be moving in slow motion.  I will never forget the thick cloud of smoke that filled the hallways, a loud scream, and someone saying some folks will not make it out!  The days ahead were filled with tears as I learned that many friends and coworkers were among those who lost their lives.  We will never forget!   Always Yesterday!” “We should...

A Candid Conversation with Barry Sanders, Member of the NFL Hall of Fame

September 07, 2016

The Sports Marketing Agency (SMA) will host “A Conversation with Barry Sanders”, Friday, October 14 at the Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway Street in Detroit. This multi-media event includes a VIP Reception from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm and a 60-minute in-depth question and answer session hosted by Detroit Lions Broadcaster Dan Miller. This two-man show will chronicle the personal and professional accomplishments of one of the biggest sports icons of our time, Barry Sanders. Sanders, who spent his entire NFL career with the Detroit Lions, is ranked by the NFL as one of the Top 10 most elusive runners in NFL history, and also tops their list as one of the greatest players who never made it to the Super Bowl. Averaging over 1,500 rushing yards per season, Sanders left the game 1,457 yards short of breaking the NFL all-time rushing record. The NFL confirmed his elite status by inducting Sanders into the NFL Hall of Fame on August 8, 2004. “Finally,...

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