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NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgNICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNICO Holdings Limited provides products and services for general insurance, life insurance and pension administration in the corporate and private sector of Malawi; with interests in banking, asset management and information technology services. NICO Holdings Limited operates in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1965, and was the first general insurance company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. Its general insurance division covers segments that range from personal accident and household insurance to construction, engineering, professional indemnity, marine hull and cargo, fire and loss of profits. NICO Holdings Limited also offers insurance for individuals and corporate clients which includes endowment assurance and savings protection. The company has a corporate banking division offering standard products and services, aswell as solutions for foreign exchange, investment management and women business programmes. NICO Holdings Limited has invested in providing technology services to clients, including software and Internet systems and communication solutions, card technology and surveillance systems. NICO Holdings Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Bitcoin price is tipped to hit $300k! I’d rather buy UK shares to get rich and retire early

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. This week’s provided another seminal moment in the history of Bitcoin. Prices of the virtual currency have rocketed to new record peaks, a whisker below $20,000, taking out the prior record struck almost exactly three years ago.Demand for Bitcoin has rocketed as institutional investors have piled in en masse. The value of coins has soared 40% in the past month alone as risk appetite has improved across financial markets.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…PayPal’s announcement in October that it will let users trade and purchase goods with the digital asset has also boosted Bitcoin prices too. News that the China Construction Bank will allow buyers of $3bn worth of bonds to purchase in Bitcoin has helped as well. These developments have been viewed as a thumb’s up to the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies.Beware of BitcoinBitcoin’s electrifying price action over the past month has led to some supremely giddy price forecasts for 2021. A leaked report from Citigroup shows that the experts there expect the cryptocurrency to surge as high as $300,000 per coin next year!I’m still not convinced to buy the new-age currency though. There are a number of reasons why I won’t be investing in Bitcoin any time soon:As we’ve seen, prices of the crypto asset can soar in a very short timeframe. But they can come crashing down to earth as rapidly as they rise. Last time Bitcoin hit record highs in December 2017 it slumped from peaks of $19,873 to below $8,600 less than two months later.Bitcoin’s volatility makes it particularly dangerous given that investors usually need to be highly leveraged to make decent returns. This can cause losses to rocket.The ongoing failure of a Bitcoin-backed ETF hitting the market in the States shows that doubts over the legitimacy of crypto assets remain significant.I’d rather buy UK sharesThis is why I prefer to spend my money on UK shares than take a gamble on Bitcoin. Stock markets can be volatile, as 2020 has shown. But a well-balanced portfolio of quality stocks won’t wildly oscillate in value like crypto exchanges have recently. Investors don’t have to be highly leveraged to make decent returns from shares. And stock investment gives individuals a legitimate claim to a slice of a company’s profits and assets. Debate over Bitcoin’s inherent value, meanwhile, rages on.I can understand the appeal of buying Bitcoin. Stories of people making millions by playing the crypto markets can be found everywhere. But there are plenty of individuals who have become millionaires by investing in UK shares too.In fact, the stock market crash of 2020 provides an excellent opportunity to boost chances of making millions with UK shares. Investors can buy top-quality stocks today that were oversold earlier in the year at little cost. They can then sell them at a huge mark-up in the years that follow. It’s a strategy that helped the number of Stocks and Shares ISA millionaires surge during the 2010s. And there are plenty of high-quality cheap stocks for investors like me to choose from to make a fortune too. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Bitcoin price is tipped to hit $300k! I’d rather buy UK shares to get rich and retire early “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended PayPal Holdings and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $75 calls on PayPal Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Students, clergy gather in Dallas to consider ordained ministry at…

first_img By Kimberly DurnanPosted Sep 28, 2018 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Anglican Communion, Rector Bath, NC Theological Education Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Students, clergy gather in Dallas to consider ordained ministry at Radical Vocation Conference Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Archbishop of Canterbury, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addresses the Radical Vocation Conference for young people considering ordained ministry in Anglican and Episcopal churches.[Episcopal News Service] The Radical Vocation Conference at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas Sept. 20-22 drew an international crowd of young adults as well as other interested clergy and laity for three days of reflection on the priesthood. The group was given a unique opportunity to hear from top leaders in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion about vocations in the ordained ministry.Speakers included Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Bishop N. T. Wright, Stanley Hauerwas, the Rev. Ephraim Radner and the Rev. Oliver O’Donovan. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary-general of the Anglican Consultative Council, were also in attendance. The conference, which was sponsored by the Communion Partner Bishops, the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and Church of the Incarnation, attracted 400 people.Bishop George Sumner of the Diocese of Dallas welcomed the guests during a solemn evensong service. “We who are longer in the tooth hope this weekend will be a powerful moment of encouragement and discernment for a new generation of leadership in our church,” he said. “Be assured you are daily in our prayers that in the words of St. Paul, ‘you might continue to be ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through you – be reconciled to God.’”Welby delivered an eloquent sermon creating a mood of prayerful discernment and encouragement when he said that priests are “called to be children of light” to the world. He told the crowd of young discerners that they should be radical, the extremists of love who turn the whole world upside down.He also spoke about the importance of vocation because of a declining number of faithful in the Western world. Welby said the priesthood is radical “because we follow the revolutionary Christ,” and “confront the darkness at every point which causes trouble.”Attendees prayed, worshipped, and listened to lectures and panel discussions as they studied how they were being called to serve the kingdom of God. Hauerwas, a professor emeritus of divinity and law at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina, spoke about the church and pastoral care and how it is not only the work of the ordained. The care that Christians give one another stems from the reality and realization that Jesus is Lord, he said.A breakout speaker, Elisabeth Kincaid, who teaches moral theology and Christian ethics at Aquinas Institute of Theology, spoke about virtuous leadership and the priesthood. The goal, she said, is to become the kind of person who makes appropriate decisions naturally, and to use reason to determine how to live in the community harmoniously. Virtues needed for this, she said, are temperance, modesty, humility, prudence and courage.Church of England priest and ethicist Oliver O’Donovan’s humor and frankness during his session were hugely popular. “His lecture on the importance of good preaching was just excellent,” said Ben Davis, an attendee from Kansas.O’Donovan advised against starting a sermon with a personal anecdote, entertaining story or news item. Instead, the preacher should make the connection between the church and the text of scripture, to search and discover what the congregation needs to hear. He said the scriptural text can be challenging: “[t]he passage you are given from an Epistle may begin with ‘Therefore,’ so be sure to explore the context in which the passage is given.” He noted that it takes about six hours of preparation for a 20-minute sermon. “The scattered contents of your mind need to be cleared away to discover that golden thread God has given you,” he said. “Let the text speak to you as though you have never read it before.”New Testament scholar and retired Bishop N. T. Wright spoke about the sacramental ministry of the priest, describing it as standing at the fault line between heaven and earth and “knowing the dangerous joy of sacramental life.” Wright was emphatic that one can’t divorce the sacraments or sacramental life from the biblical story. “If you take the symbol out of the story … the whole thing falls apart,” he said. The priest needs to remember with every gesture that “you are playing music written in heaven … and [God] wants his song to be sung well.”Representatives of seminaries and divinity schools also attended the conference in hopes of attracting students. “People are interested in our Master of Divinity program,” said Barbara Jenkins from Wycliffe College in Toronto. “We also have a lot of students and alumni here, so it’s good to reconnect.” Dallas Theological Seminary let folks know about a new Anglican/Episcopal track, and Oklahoma Christian University set up a table to tell about its online MA in Christianity and Culture. Bishop Jim Mathes from Virginia Theological Seminary said he enjoyed talking to people about their vocations and noted the diversity of attendees. “The mix is, not surprisingly, eclectic when you put the words ‘Radical Vocation’ in the program.”The conference was a huge success, said the Rev. Jeremy Bergstrom, canon for vocations in the Diocese of Dallas. “I couldn’t be more grateful that work done by our diocese could point so many to Jesus Christ and encourage them to ask the question, ‘Is the priesthood for me?’ Please pray that Christ would use this to persuade many to enter into discernment for the renewal of our church.”Prior to the conference, Welby and Curry participated in a question-and-answer session at St. Michael and All Angels Church, an event sponsored by the Anglican Centre in Rome. The two were reunited just a few months after serving in the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and joked like old friends; at one point, Curry quipped that he was Welby’s “sidekick.” The two talked about Curry’s sermon at the royal wedding and how it made worldwide news.“On the way to Windsor Palace the archbishop told me, ‘Don’t hold back,’” Curry said.“I wanted Michael to get out of the way,” he added. “This was God’s moment. That’s what I prayed for.”Welby spoke about the Anglican Centre in Rome and said that the Anglican Church and Roman Catholic Church need to work together for the common good. It’s the outpouring of love that brings the churches together, he said. Welby noted that reconciliation is an Anglican strength and spoke about how the lack of a central authority, like a pope, is a blessing for Christian relationships. “We have to come to our agreements [ourselves] and not by someone saying, ‘This is what we are doing.’”Overall, the three days brought serious thought and discussion about the ordained life. Sumner summed up the Radical Vocation Conference when he told the group, “My hope for each person attending is that you will hear the Gospel afresh, learn more about the apostolic tradition conveying it, of which the Anglican way is a part, and consider anew the call of the ordained and their life in the service of both.”– Kimberly Durnan is director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. 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5 Reasons to Stay Hydrated This Summer

first_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Water quenches your thirst and cools you down on a hot day, but it also does it lot more for your body and overall health. Whether you’re sweating, breathing, or digesting, your body is constantly losing water. With advice from the fitness experts at Fit Body Boot Camp, one of the fastest growing fitness sensations in the country, you can learn why it’s important to always replenish and stay hydrated.1. Keep Body Fluids BalancedWater makes of 60% of your bodily fluids, which all have important jobs like digesting food, circulating oxygen, and regulating body temperature. Keeping your body hydrated ensures these fluids can do their job without any trouble.2. Eliminates Toxins and WasteWater keeps things moving through your system, working to flush waste products and toxins out of your cells.3. Energizes Your MusclesWhen your muscle cells lack fluid, they begin to shrivel and aren’t able to perform at their potential. Drink water throughout the day, before exercising, during a long workout, and after your workout to maintain adequate fluid levels in your muscles.4. Aids in Weight LossWater isn’t a magic weight loss pill, but it is part of the equation. Consuming water is zero calories, fills your stomach so you don’t feel as hungry, and high-water content foods, like fruits and vegetables, are healthier for you.5. Improves Your ComplexionYour skin contains water, and when it is parched it is more likely to develop wrinkles and fine lines. Sweating also rids toxins from your skin, and if you’re not hydrated the toxins and dirt build up within your skin.Fit Body Boot Camp is the world’s most popular and fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp franchise with more than 300 locations across North America, Europe and Australia. The unique fitness brand combines individualized training from certified personal trainers, specially created Afterburn workouts, and personalized nutritional guidance to help clients lose weight, gain muscle, and burn excess body fat. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSHydration Previous articleApopka hosting Firefighter Combat Challenge this monthNext articleWelcome to the future of police investigation Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Apopka Police Dept. teams with community to host annual Shop with…

first_imgThis year had an extra thrill to it as well as ICON Park in Orlando stepped in to provide some fun at their entertainment park, and also donating $1000 to the cause. Several business owners and community members supported the Shop with a Cop program in an overwhelmingly generous way. This year was trying for most. However, the community rallied together and provided a great Christmas for these children, and the Apopka Police Department were so deeply thankful for each and every one!The sponsors included: Walmart, Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys, Dan Newlin Mark Nation @wendy nation, The Nation Law Firm, Benge Development Corporation, Tony M. Benge, Robyn Benge, Florida Door Solutions, Robyn Cook, Carter electricals, Collins Manufacturing, Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Police DepartmentChildrenChristmasFamiliesFunholidayICON ParkkidsShop with a Copshopping Previous articleFlorida Chamber, business groups want to cut rising unemployment taxNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jona Wiggins Walters, Professional Medical Specialties, Kim Woods Valdes, Sellstate, Ultimate Realty, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, ICON Park, Apopka Woman’s Club, Yeager Insurance Agency LLC, Electronic Locksmith, Kenneth Croston, Albrecht Engineering LCL McDonald’s, ProCivil360 LLC, Schmid Construction, Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., Ackley Florida Property Management, Allen & Company, Rock Springs Self Storage, The Collier Companies, Tim Hudspeth, AccuTech Construction INC, Burkett Engineering INC, LPG Urban & Regional Planners INC, and Walters McCartney Law, Laury Georges Lane, Claudio Gambin, Ralph & Liz Stoeckel, Jay & Jaqueline Ogelsby, Tim P. Dozier, and Christopher Hood. And the video footage was filmed by Matthew Garcia, Megan Garcia, Create Bridge Media. Article updated December 23, 2020 from original publication  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here To see the video by Create Bridge Media, check it out here:  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 “We’re proud members of the Central Florida community and we want to do our part to give back, not just this holiday season, but year round,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, ICON Park president and CEO. “The Apopka Police Department’s Shop With a Cop program is the perfect way to build community connections and make a big difference in children’s lives.”The Shop With a Cop program was designed to build positive relationships between police officers and the children of the community, especially those who are in need. Kids who live in Apopka, are between the ages of 6-11, and who are struggling with a social or economic need, are nominated each year to participate.But it was more than a shopping trip this time for at least 12 kids and their families.Apopka Police Officers at ICON Park with children and families from Apopka for Shop with a Cop Christmas experience, December 19, 2020On Saturday, December 19, some of the families and officers who went to ICON Park enjoyed a complimentary lunch from the Wheelhouse Market Food Hall, enjoying foods from Sausage Shack, Shack Sweets, ICONIC Chicken and 1905 Pizza and Pasta. Afterward, the participants who were brave enough, got a 400-foot view of Orlando as they rode The Wheel.Of course, the children also received money to spend on special gifts which they did as shown in the above video, having a shopping spree at the local Apopka Walmart over the course of the 10 day event! As is often the case, these kids wanted to use the money to buy presents for their family and friends, but the officers reminded them that they deserve a special treat as well. Each child was able to pick out a gift for themselves, bringing a lot of smiles to young and old alike.As it is every year, so it was this past week – a very positive experience not only for the kids, but definitely warming the hearts of the officers too. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Apopka Police Department Shop with a Cop December 2020, photo taken from video by Create Bridge Media LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here From Staff Reports, The Apopka Police Department and ICON ParkEvery holiday season children dream of waking up to big, shiny presents and overflowing stockings. However, in these difficult times, this won’t be a reality for some.To help ease the struggle and give back during the holiday, the Apopka Police Department (APD) did something they do every year that’s extra special. Setting aside their busy to-do lists and schedules, officers take time to go Christmas shopping with some of these kids from our community. It’s an annual event that brings joy and makes memories that last well beyond the holiday. This year, it was a 10 day event!Apopka Police Department Shop with a Cop December 2020, photo taken from video by Create Bridge Media Thank you APD, all the business sponsors and community for caring about our kids and community! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Naman Villa / MIA Design Studio

first_img “COPY” Projects 2015 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773189/naman-villa-mia-design-studio Clipboard Naman Villa / MIA Design StudioSave this projectSaveNaman Villa / MIA Design Studio CopyHouses, Housing•Da Nang, Vietnam Year:  CopyAbout this officeMIA Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingDa NangVietnamPublished on September 07, 2015Cite: “Naman Villa / MIA Design Studio” 07 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  19800 m² Area:  19800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Naman Villa / MIA Design Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773189/naman-villa-mia-design-studio Clipboard Architects: MIA Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project Vietnam photographs:  Hiroyuki OkiPhotographs:  Hiroyuki OkiDeveloper:Thanh Do Investment and Construction CooperationConceptual Design:Nguyen Hoang Manh, Nguyen Quoc LongTechnical Design:Bui Hoang BaoInterior Design:Steven Baeteman, Truong Trong Dat2 D Artist:Truong Le Ngoc Thuong, Nguyen Thi Huong, Vo Thi Dieu Hanh3 D Artists:Bui Huu Hoang, Le Vu Hai Trieu, Lu Minh Khang, Nguyen Le KienArchitect In Charge:Nguyen Hoang ManhCity:Da NangCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Renders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Naman Residence project locates on the famous Non Nuoc Beach in Danang Vietnam. The Project contains 40 Villas which is categorized into for type of A, B, C, D. We would like to introduce the architecture and interior of Naman Residence – Villa A Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThis is a very high quality project which inspires us a lot, require the most elegant and luxury design can adapt high standard of living but still remains the feeling of the beach. The idea is mainly focus on how to maximize privacy for every family but still create vast of pleasure spaces with nature integrating the sea.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanTo maximize the project’s efficiency, the master-plan is well organized but the way is too narrow with high density. Within this condition, our team’s goal is to make a creative and effective design to not only satisfied maximum privacy but also create extra benefits from natural voids and gardens.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiEach villa has multi-dimensional landscape with overflow pools and tropical gardens. For every villa, our design also takes advantage of space using by lifting-twisting the upper block for bedrooms with privacy and open views. The lower block with living-dining-kitchen-bedroom has the direct connection to the pool and landscape. Moreover, we put waterscape into the rooftop of the lower block in order to cool down the whole building and improve the rooftop landscape aesthetically.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanDensity is now not a big problem, every villa has its own garden filled up with skylights and surrounding green environment. Our design philosophy is how to inside-out the initial using space, outside-in the natural gardens enhancing the luxury-home feeling.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe materials used in constructing the house are local materials to reduce the transporting fee and save the budget of Naman Villa. The design of the house is simple and sleek, so the cost for construction is not so high. The house is constructing with Hurricane protected structure but still remain natural ventilation.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessLiquid Happening: A Living Architecture BallEventYulman Stadium at Tulane University / Gould EvansSelected Projects Share Photographs Year:  Houses Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 22 Share 2015last_img read more

Details of IoF Northern Ireland conference announced

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland Training 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. The Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland has announced details of its annual conference which will take place in Belfast on 11 November.The keynote speaker at the conference will be Meredith Niles, Interim Director of Fundraising and Retail Head of Innovation, Marie Curie Cancer Care UK who will speak on the ‘Science of influence.’Tom Weeks, Director of Retail, Education & Charities at Ve Interactive will also be speaking about digital marketing, sharing his wealth of experience gained from working with a range of charities and organisations on their digital platforms and digital marketing activities.Other speakers this year include representatives from Volunteer Now, The Big Lottery Fund, Cancer Research UK, The National Trust and Mencap. Topics covered will range across the full fundraising spectrum, including trusts & foundations, community and events, corporate fundraising, legacies and individual Giving.Bursary placesThe IOF has a limited number of bursary places for this year’s conference. Application forms can be downloaded from the website and should be submitted no later than 22 October 2015.This year’s IoF Northern Ireland Fundraising conference will be held in Riddell Hall, Belfast. Details of IoF Northern Ireland conference announcedcenter_img Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 October 2015 | News  28 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

Pork Producers Fighting Back Against Activists

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Pork Producers Fighting Back Against Activists Pork Producers Fighting Back Against Activists [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/11/porkwrap.mp3|titles=Pork Producers Fighting Back Against Activists] SHARE Sow housing is not the only animal care issue the pork industry is addressing; other important issues include pain management and antibiotics. Hockman said the ultimate solution rests with the producer, “Making sure our producers are trained, making sure they abide by industry standards, that they are participating in these Care and PQA plus programs.” Hockman reiterates the importance of producers speaking up and telling their story to consumers. Consumers who would like to see and hear more about what pork producers actually do on their farms can go to www.porkcares.org. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 19, 2012 Animal care issues will be among the topics discussed at the Midwest Pork Conference which will be held December 4 at the Hendricks County Conference Complex, 1900 E. Main Street, Danville, Indiana 46122. Facebook Twitter SHARE After making sow housing a ballot issue in several states, radical animal activists turned their attention to food retailers and fast food chains in2012. HSUS was successful in pressuring  McDonalds and many other major retailers to release high profile statements saying they would not longer buy pork produced with gestation crates.  But after the headlines faded, these companies found the reality much harder to deal with.  Dallas Hockman, with the NPPC, says the pork industry cannot deliver on these retailer demands, “What these companies are finding is that they cannot find the product in the marketplace.  Only about 5% of the pork industry can provide pork segregated by an alternative sow housing system.” Hockman says the pork industry is working quietly with these companies to explain they have been had by the activist agenda and that consumers are not that worried about sow housing, “If the customer wants, it our producers stand ready to provide it — if they are willing to pay for it and if the customers, the public, want it.  The reality of the equation is that consumers are not asking for this.” From NPPC’s perspective, Hockman says it’s all about choice. NPPC believes producers should have a choice as to how they run their farms and take care of their animals instead of activist organizations dictating a care plan to producers. Previous articleIn Final Crop Update NASS Says Indiana Corn and Beans Nearly CompleteNext articleAg Eyes House for Lame Duck Farm Bill Gary Truittlast_img read more

First United Methodist Church Presents FUMC Pasadena Choir’s “Christmas Joy”

first_img Subscribe Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First United Methodist Church Pasadena is proud to present FUMC Pasadena Choirs perform “Christmas Joy” as part of its Third at First Concert series on Saturday, December 19, 2015, 4:00 p.m.The sounds of the season will be celebrated by the choirs and soloists of FUMC Pasadena accompanied by various instruments. The program will include seasonal classics alongside new favorites, some audience carols, and Kirke Mechem’s suite, Seven Joys of Christmas. Gregory Norton, conductor.Every third Saturday of the month stop by First United Methodist Church of Pasadena for a free concert by a group of amazing musicians.First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Religious Music First United Methodist Church Presents FUMC Pasadena Choir’s “Christmas Joy” Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 5:58 pm Community News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News last_img read more

Cooking with Clare’s Wish Foundation

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Eoin Sheehan Twitter Facebook Linkedin TAGSClares WishEoin SheehanKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post LimerickNewsCooking with Clare’s Wish FoundationBy Meghann Scully – May 2, 2021 63 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Email Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleEnd of an Era as Mari Hussey bids farewell to Mari’s Cheese ShopNext articleSporting Limerick’s Hurling 50 Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement EOIN Sheehan, TV Chef & Food Entrepreneur, has teamed up with Clare’s Wish Foundation for his very first virtual event, as official brand ambassador of the charity.In April 2021, Eoin signed on as a Brand Ambassador for Local Limerick Charity, Clare’s Wish Foundation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Clare’s Wish Foundation was founded in 2013 and is supported entirely by individuals, businesses and community groups. This foundation is the only Irish charity dedicated to providing wishes, exclusively to adults with terminal illnesses.Clare’s Wish have granted over 120 wishes since they have started, bringing sparkle into the lives of the people who need it most. 2021 has been a really hard year for everyone, especially for charities that have had to cancel the majority of their fundraising initiatives.Sadly, this crisis has not stopped terminal illnesses and wishes are still coming through. “Wishes won’t stop from the outbreak and neither will we. We are very excited about our first event with our new Brand Ambassador Eoin!- Kevin Clancy, founder of Clare’s Wish Foundation.Eoin’s cooking demo will kick off on Thursday the 20th of May at 6pm virtually. This event has a twist, as it will be streamed live from The Parlour at The Bedford Townhouse- Limerick’s newest venue!The night will consist of a delicious main course of Paella and a trio of puff pastry desserts. An ingredients list will be sent out to all participants prior to the event so encourage a virtual cook along on the night, bringing everyone together through cooking! Local Irish Gin company, Dingle Gin, are sponsors of this event- and will be matching a tasty cocktail with Eoins cooking demo on the night.Eoin Sheehan is a 24 year old cook and business owner, from Limerick. Launching his meal preparation service, Country Munch at the age of 18, Eoin has grown the business to produce over 500 meals a week, to a range of customers, teams and contracts.He is known for showcasing simple, healthy meals on his social media platforms and has gone on to become a resident chef on Virgin Media One’s Six O Clock Show, a demo chef in the Hook & Ladder cookery school in Limerick City and has traveled the country giving demonstrations at events and festivals.“The paella covers a lot of good cooking practices and is also super easy and cheap to make from home. The pastrys are a great way to get 3 desserts made in a matter of minutes and great for platters of parties”- Eoin SheehanTickets are available to purchase online here: www.idonate.ie/EoinSheehanCookingDemo and 100% of the sales will be going towards Clare’s Wish Foundation.Clare’s Wish Foundation have a number of pending wishes that they desperately need help to grant, including a trip & stay to Fota island, a day trip with the family, a weekend away in Kilkee and a train journey.Clare’s Wish Foundation are in the process of planning all of these wishes but need your help to make them come true! Donations can be made via the Clare’s Wish Foundation website, as well as supporting any events.As virtual events are the only way forward at present Clare’s Wish Foundationis asking that if anyone would like to create a virtual charity event in aid of the Foundation to get in touch at [email protected] Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Harrell’s stories are verbal vitamin B12

first_imgLatest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Harrell spoke with tongue in cheek for he says his stories take place in South America – Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia – “that South America.”“With all the bad news we get flooded with every day, finding out that I was invited back to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival was like winning the lottery. Well, maybe not the Powerball but pretty dang close.”Storytelling comes naturally to Harrell. His style has been described as being like a breakfast of butter and sugar cane syrup on a warm buttered biscuit.Lawrence Bowden, vice president of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, said that that Harrell’s storytelling is more like a big dose of vitamin B12. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Monday, January 21, 2013 “He’ll get you up and going,” Bowden said. “He tells a story and then he sings the story. It’s a very interesting combination.”Harrell travels all across the county telling stories that reflect events and histories common to all. He is a master of taking his listeners back to the good ol’ days, back to the days of bicycles, fireworks, piano lessons, good dogs and bad school lunches.Bowden said Harrell’s “Southern Suggestions” could have been written about Pike County because it’s about all the things, Pike Countains hold true – like corn meal on green tomatoes, clear fingernail polish when chiggers get a-hold of your legs and tractor tires painted white for planters and car tires tied to a rope for a swing.Harrell’s performances have been compared to his granddaddy’s pocketknife – well worn and familiar feeling but razor sharp and with a point.He has appeared at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn., the International Storytelling Center and major storytelling festivals across the country and the British Isles and at major music festivals, including MerleFest and the Walnut Valley Festival.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival features three storytelling concerts at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University.Pre-show music is by Broken Strings Bluegrass Band (morning), The Benton Brothers and Company (afternoon) and The Lighthouse String Ensemble (evening). Music will begin 30 minutes prior to the storytelling concerts.For tickets, call (334) 735-3125 or visit Studio 116 in Brundidge or The Messenger in Troy.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support for the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsored Content Email the author Skip By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Troy director’s art pulled from show for being too controversial Three pieces of artwork by Ed Noriega were pulled from an art show at the Heritage Hall Museum in Talladega… read more Although his name might suggest that he’s a riverboat gambler or the dealer in high-class casino, Michael Reno Harrell is, simply put, a story slinger. And he slings with the best of storytellers in the county.That’s why he’s coming almost right back to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival on Saturday at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University. By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Harrell was a featured teller at the 2010 storytelling festival. People liked the man with “the long, white hair” and asked for him to come back. So, Harrell’s back.“It truly is an honor and a pleasure to be asked back to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival,” Harrell said. “It really is one of the premier events in the storytelling world.“What fun to be a part of the Pike Piddlers again. I’d come back even if they held the festival in South America.” Harrell’s stories are verbal vitamin B12last_img read more

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Downs South Dakota School of Mines

first_img Written by Tags: Dixie State basketball Brad James December 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Downs South Dakota School of Mines FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Jack Pagenkopf posted 23 points and 6 assists on 7-13 shooting as Dixie State bested the South Dakota School of Mines 77-69 Friday at Burns Arena in Rocky Moutain Athletic Conference basketball action.Hunter Schofield added 18 points and 13 rebounds on 9-13 from the field for the Trailblazers, who improved to 7-0 on the season and 2-0 in RMAC play.Mitchell Sueker’s 16 points led the Hardrockers in the loss as they fell to 3-5 and 0-2 in conference play.Dixie State hosts Black Hills State Saturday evening to complete this two-game home-stand.last_img read more

OnTheMarket founding agent Chestertons signs with ZPG

first_imgChestertons, one of the founding agents of property portal OnTheMarket (OTM) and one of London’s largest branch networks, has returned to Zoopla after a three-year hiatus.Its 32 branches have started listing on ZPG’s two websites with immediate effect as well as continuing to appear on Rightmove and OTM.A spokesperson from OnTheMarket said: “”Chestertons remains a valued and supportive estate agent customer of, and shareholder in, OnTheMarket and indeed has recently chosen to sign a new 5-year listing agreement with us.”Chestertons is one of a growing number of agents now listing on all three platforms after OTM lifted its ‘one other portal rule’ following its listing on the AIM stock market.“We’re excited to be returning to ZPG and having all of Chestertons properties listed on all four of the UK’s main property websites, which will benefit both our customers and our business,” says Allan Collins, CEO of Chestertons.The company, which founded OTM alongside several other high-profile agents including Knight Frank and Savills, is not the only agent to have signed up with or returned to ZPG recently.The portal says a flurry of branches have signed a listings agreement with it in recent weeks including eight from Martin & Co, six from Winkworth, five from Surrey agent Warren Powell Richards, five from Hampshire agent Charters and three from Ellis & Co.“We are very pleased to welcome Chestertons and many other partners back to the ZPG platform,” says ZPG MD of Property Mark Goddard (left).“They recognise the value we can bring to their business in terms of brand exposure and to their vendors and landlords by ensuring the maximum enquiries for their properties.”Chestertons was founded in 1805 and became one of London’s leading agents before going into receivership in 2005 and then being bought by the current shareholders who then began building it back up from eleven branches to its current 32, led by now former boss Robert Bartlett.   Martin & Co Mark Goddard OnTheMarket OTM Allan Collins Chestertons Ellis & Co ZPG March 27, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » OnTheMarket founding agent Chestertons signs with ZPG previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnTheMarket founding agent Chestertons signs with ZPGAgency says it is “excited” to be joining ZPG’s two portals despite setting up OnTheMarket in 2015 with other agents in direct competition.Nigel Lewis27th March 20180875 Viewslast_img read more

Records: Probe of Indiana’s AG Cost Taxpayers At Least $26K

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IL for www.theindianalawyer.com An investigation into allegations that Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill drunkenly groped four women at a party last March cost taxpayers at least $26,300, according to records obtained through open records requests.Special prosecutor Daniel Sigler’s bill totaled $5,217 — mostly for hourly wages — while the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department paid an estimated $3,226 for a sex crime detective’s work on the Hill investigation, The Indianapolis Star reported.But the bulk of the expenses, $17,861, came from the office of Inspector General Lori Torres, which opened its inquiry after requests by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and legislative leadership.Documents from Torres’ office show that a special agent worked 285 hours for total expenses of $8,618, while various legal professionals worked about 200 hours, with an average hourly wage of $41.62, for a total of $8,344, the Star reported.The remaining balance was paid for 27 hours of work from a transcriptionist and 1.5 hours of an administrative assistant.Hill, a Republican, has denied allegations that he inappropriately touched an Indiana lawmaker and three legislative assistants during a March 15 party held at an Indianapolis bar to mark the end of the legislative session.In October, Sigler declined to file criminal charges against Hill, saying he lacked sufficient evidence to secure a battery conviction.Hill was also cleared of any ethical breaches by the Inspector General’s office, which released a searing report detailing its findings.That report said eyewitnesses told investigators that Hill’s behavior at the party was inappropriate, “creepy” and made many of the women at the party uncomfortable. But he didn’t break any state ethics rules.Hill declined to comment on the cost of the investigation through his spokesman, Chris Proffitt, who noted the costs were incurred by other agencies. Hill hasn’t used any public funds to defend himself, instead of drawing on campaign money and creating a legal defense fund.It’s unclear whether taxpayer funding would pay for Hill’s defense in a potential civil case. Documents first disclosed by the Star show that Hill’s office drafted a contract that would pay $100,000 to the Indianapolis law firm of Betz and Blevins to represent Hill and his office.Hill’s office has declined to answer questions asking whether Hill intended to pursue that agreement.Hill’s private attorney, Kevin Betz, said he doesn’t plan to take any public funds to defend Hill against any civil or discrimination claims.last_img read more

News story: New form and guidance to help you search OPG’s registers

first_imgOPG has published a new practice note to make clearer how it handles and shares information held on its registers of lasting and enduring powers of attorney and court-appointed deputies.It explains the approach OPG takes to its legal duty to establish and maintain registers as set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Public Guardian Regulations 2007.Anyone can ask for a search of OPG’s registers by completing an OPG100 search form. This is a free service.The OPG100 search form has changed so that you can ask for additional information at the same time as requesting to search OPG’s registers. This is to avoid the need to ask for two separate search requests. The donor’s address and date of birth must also now be provided as an additional safeguard. We hope this approach will speed up the search process and avoid any delays.If there is a reasonable, justified reason or a legal basis, OPG will share additional information. For example, we prioritise requests that support safeguarding of vulnerable adults and the statutory duties of other public authorities, such as social services or the police.last_img read more

Explaining the baby bust

first_imgCall it the baby bust. Even as the world’s population surpasses 7 billion, some countries are facing significant population declines. Mary Brinton’s new research indicates that a complex clash between countries’ gender norms and changing economic realities could explain why, in many developed nations, fewer women are having children.“In global terms, we could think, ‘Well, low fertility is a great thing for the maintenance of the planet,’” Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and chair of the Sociology Department, told an audience at Harvard Kennedy School Sept. 13. “But for individual countries, it’s definitely … regarded as a problem that needs to be addressed.”The presentation, sponsored by the Women and Public Policy Program’s weekly lunchtime seminar series, highlighted research from a working paper by Brinton and Dong Ju Lee, a graduate student in sociology at Harvard. The work is part of the Project on Gender Equity and Low Fertility, a year-old initiative funded by the National Science Foundation that Brinton is running, along with collaborators in Spain, Japan, and Sweden.Many countries in Southern Europe and East Asia now have a birthrate — the number of children born to each woman, on average — below 1.5, a ratio well below what is needed to ensure steady population replacement from one generation to the next. (Most experts put that figure at 2.1, to account for some infant mortality.)The implications of a rapidly aging population — growing health care costs, increasing burdens on the younger, working-age population — are enough to keep “policymakers in East Asia and Southern Europe awake at night,” Brinton said. And while an influx of immigrants can help to keep populations from shrinking, some researchers and policymakers are turning their attention to finding other ways to boost birthrates.Demographers call the phenomenon “lowest-low fertility,” and over the past two decades more and more postindustrial countries have found themselves facing it. The puzzle for Brinton and other researchers lies in the fact that traditionally family-oriented societies, such as Italy and Japan, aren’t immune to the problem — in fact, they appear to be slightly more prone to low birthrates than their more progressive neighbors.“The countries that are suffering from the very lowest fertility are not the countries that have the highest percentages of married women in the labor force,” Brinton said, although that tended to be true in the past. “Instead, the countries that have a high rate of female labor force participation among married women tend to have slightly higher fertility.”To learn why that might be, Brinton and Lee studied existing survey data provided by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development from 24 postindustrial countries that gauged men’s and women’s attitudes toward gender roles in the home and the workplace. In countries with more conservative respondents (those who viewed men as breadwinners and women as primary caregivers), Brinton and Lee found, birthrates were lower.However, countries whose citizens tended to hold strictly egalitarian views — who believed that all men and women should work outside the home, for instance, or that being a housewife is not a fulfilling role — also had lower birthrates.Societies that tend to have steady birthrates appear to be those with flexible attitudes toward women’s roles in the home and the workplace, which “allows people to do family in various ways,” Brinton said. The United States and Great Britain both fall into that category, according to the data.That flexibility is increasingly important in today’s economy, Brinton said. In countries where women cannot easily exit and reenter the workforce, having children may seem like an untenable burden for a woman who values her career.As many postindustrial societies face economic slumps, the pressure on men in conservative-minded, “male breadwinner” countries is compounded. Young men wait to start families until they can provide for them, which in countries such as Japan and Italy has resulted in delaying the average age of marriage and thus of childbirth for both men and women.“We don’t think it’s all about the economy,” Brinton said. “We think there’s this mixed explanation that’s based on the dominant norms of a society about men’s and women’s roles, labor market structure, and the [country’s] economic conditions.”For the next stage of the project, Brinton and her graduate students will look at how the attitudes measured in the gender surveys have changed over time. They’re also conducting in-depth interviews with young women and men in the countries they’ve surveyed, to try to capture more nuanced attitudes on questions of gender roles in the home and the workplace — and how those might be tied to their views on having children.“The texture of people’s lives, how they’re making decisions, and how they feel judged by other people for those decisions, and how they feel about themselves — whether they’re being a ‘bad mom’ or a ‘bad father’ — those are all important,” Brinton said. “We only know anecdotally about those things. I think we can do better than anecdotes.”last_img read more