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  • Watch: EcoOnline expands its Limerick operation

    first_imgEmail A Limerick-based supplier of health and safety software has opened a new 7,000 sq ft office and plans to increase its workforce from 34 to 45 by the end of next year.The new EcoOnline office on the National Technology Park in Plassey will serve as a centre of excellence and operational base to support the company’s existing and expanding client base.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up An 18 month recruitment programme is focusing on its customer support, IT development, customer and account management teams.The Limerick EcoOnline team has extensive expertise in the Chemical Safety and SAAS software sector and is expanding its product portfolio. Earlier this month, the company released a full-service health and safety software solution product called Safety Manager.EcoOnline Ireland and UK Manager Henry Mooney said that the release of the new product gave them a unique advantage over their competitors.IDA Ireland’s Emerging Business Division Manager Rory Mullen said the company’s expansion was a great vote of confidence by EcoOnline in its Limerick operation and testament to the company’s commitment to Limerick and Ireland. Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSbusinessecoonlineLimerick City and CountyNewsvideo Linkedin Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBusinessVideoWatch: EcoOnline expands its Limerick operationBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2019 1091 Advertisementcenter_img Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Previous articleLimerick Soviet highlighted role of workers in War of IndependenceNext articleTom Morrissey focused on taking it ‘game by game’ ahead of Munster opener Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Print Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

  • No-deal Brexit will threaten jobs in Donegal’s drinks and hospitality sector

    first_imgJobs in drinks and hospitality business around Donegal are going to be particularly vulnerable after Brexit, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).Over 4,602 people are employed in the industry in Donegal – which counts for 7.9% of the total employment in the county.But the shock of a no-deal Brexit may lead to a recession-type downturn and force some businesses to close up shop, warns DIGI. Donegal’s pub population has fallen by 20.1% since 2005 as 91 premises closed down in that time.DIGI is warning that businesses will take a further hit after Brexit, as a no-deal will lead to a reduction in tourism numbers and a tougher export market that are likely to follow a further devaluation of sterling.To safeguard the industry, DIGI is urging the Government to reduce alcohol excise by 15% over the next two years.Rosemary Garth, Chair of DIGI and Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Irish Distillers, said: “A no-deal Brexit will have immediate consequences for Ireland’s drinks and hospitality businesses. If the sterling devalues further, then it will be harder and more expensive for Ireland’s drinks businesses to export their products to the UK, which is a major market. Border controls will further delay road freight trade with mainland Europe.“For drinks and hospitality businesses in rural Ireland, particularly the seasonal kind, reduced spend by British tourists will have a lasting, damaging effect on their ability to take on new workers or keep on existing staff. In extreme cases, a no-deal Brexit may lead to a recession-type downturn and force some businesses to close up shop.“By reducing Ireland’s disproportionately high alcohol excise tax over the next two years, the Government will be giving drinks and hospitality businesses a lifeline. Rural businesses will be better positioned to weather the worst of a no-deal Brexit, to be more competitive and improve trading.”Meanwhile, the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland, which includes Kinnegar Brewing in Donegal, is calling on the Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to maintain the current 50% excise relief on Alcohol Products Tax, which is applicable to microbreweries, in advance of his Budget 2020 plans.Peter Mosley, Chairman of the ICBI, said: “Every member of our association is currently developing its own small-scale artisan brewery for growth and development. Many of our members are small breweries located in very rural locations and enjoy great support from their local and very loyal community by creating direct employment and tourism in the region. Sadly, many of our members are battling to survive. All of our artisan producers are dependent on the support from this excise relief.” No-deal Brexit will threaten jobs in Donegal’s drinks and hospitality sector was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Torres to go home?

    first_imgSpanish club Malaga have been linked with a £30m move for Fernando Torres, while AC Milan are reportedly keen to take him on loan.The Daily Mirror say Milan will offer to pay the Chelsea striker’s full wages and want the deal to be with a view to a £30m-plus transfer in the summer.Meanwhile, Metro point out that sources in Spain suggest Malaga want to take Torres back to his native country sooner rather than later and are ready to buy him in January.This page is updated throughout the day. Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

  • Rio+20: Zuma challenges world leaders

    first_img22 June 2012 As the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development entered its last day in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, South African President Jacob Zuma called on world leaders to renew political efforts towards achieving growth without further harming an already imperilled environment. The meeting, which opened in Rio on Wednesday, follows the Earth Summit held in Rio in 1992, during which countries adopted Agenda 21, requiring them to pursue economic growth that advanced social equity and ensured environmental protection. Zuma, addressing the opening plenary of the conference on Thursday, urged the nearly 100 heads of state from 193 countries attending the gathering to implement the goals of a similar summit held in Johannesburg 10 years ago. The conference in Rio should build on the “concrete and practical experience of approximately 20 years of the implementation of the sustainable development agenda as outlined in Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation”. Zuma said delegates should also draw lessons from the Earth Summit, adding that “then we collectively agreed that unless we did something, our future as a species was doomed”. “The world adopted the Agenda 21 and the Rio Principles as a blueprint for human development living in harmony with nature. The Earth Summit had alerted us to the unprecedented levels of poverty, underdevelopment and inequality in developing countries.” But despite these principles and their noble intentions, Zuma said the path to a sustainable world had been confronted with major global challenges. “In the main, the world has not done justice to the spirit of the Rio Declaration. The commitments of making sustainable development a reality have not been fully honoured,” he said. Zuma said Rio+20 “has the potential to outline a process beyond the maturity of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015”. The sustainable development goals should “build on, be integrated in, and strengthen the MDGs which will inspire the community of nations for action towards sustainable development”. Emphasising the need to move towards climate-friendly developments agreed on at last year’s climate summit in Durban, Zuma said green economy policies should be developed in accordance with the principles in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

  • South Africa’s first vegan magazine

    first_imgMedia24 has launched South Africa’s first vegan focused magazine, The Vegan Life. Besides vegan friendly recipes, there are also informative articles on a wide range of relevant topics, from getting enough protein to buying cruelty-free beauty products.The Vegan Life launches on 30 January 2017. (Image: Screengrab via digital version of the magazine)Priya PitamberIn the newly launched magazine, The Vegan Life, numerous questions relating to the lifestyle are tastefully answered:How can a vegan include more protein in their diet?Do vegans need to take supplements?How to respond to frequently asked questions?What is safe and not safe for a vegan to eat?Those who follow a vegan diet exclude meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and other animal related products from their menus.“The huge shift towards veganism is really interesting,” said Marianne Erasmus, publisher of The Vegan Life.“It reflects a growing awareness of our impact on the world because the basis of veganism is not only about what is good for the individual, but also what is best for the planet.“We support the decision to live ethically and the activism behind it, and are very proud to launch the first vegan magazine in South Africa.”Thokozani Mashigo has been a vegan for just over a year, eating organic, plant-based food. “I adopted an alkaline-based diet which meant cutting out acid-based foods, of which animal-based foods are a part.”But his decision has not been without its difficulties.“Being a vegan,” he said, “especially a black vegan, posed many challenges for me, from explaining such a foreign concept to friends and family to finding suitable eateries that cater for vegans, to understanding the labelling on almost every single item of food I purchase.”The magazine got his attention, he said, by the cover because of the “beautifully shot food and the layout of the magazine”.“I immediately got the earthy, natural organic feeling that comes with being a vegan,” he said.He enjoyed that the magazine contained an abundance of information. “I loved the answers to the many questions one asks oneself when embarking on such an unpopular diet choice.”The list of vegan-friendly restaurants was also appreciated, as was the article about which supplements vegans could buy.“This magazine has helped me to understand veganism even better, to plan my meals and the ingredients, and it has helped me from a nutrition point of view.”Mashigo is also interested in trying out the dessert recipes.Animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or Peta, said 2016 would be #TheYearofVegan and it was that exactly, reads the magazine.“In the UK, where veganism is widely regarded as one of the fastest-growing lifestyle trends, the number of vegans rose by more than 360% over the past 10 years.“Here in South Africa, although we don’t have the exact statistics, veganism is clearly a path more and more people are choosing to take.”@JoziStyle @media24 @XXXSHEWOLFXXX @TheLifesWay Looks great! Even though I am not vegan, #healthyeating ideas are always welcome! ? ? https://t.co/NtR3UxAGFv— Roelia (@GPBoozyFoodie) January 27, 2017Progress, well done! https://t.co/HotIiZAoLX— Tim Harper (@timharper) January 30, 2017Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

  • “Storm fronts” affecting current markets

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLCThere are two “storm fronts” affecting markets right now.The first was widespread rain slowing planting progress, and continued wet weather forecasted. The market might be trading 63% of the corn crop being planted in the Tuesday afternoon’s report. I’m in the camp of around 59%.The second storm is blowing out of Washington, D.C. Another MFP payment is expected, but there are a lot of changes and rumors circling about how farmers will get paid. At one point, it was anticipated to be based on planted acres like last time, which would encourage farmers to plant as much as possible. Then Thursday it was discussed that payments would still be based upon acres with adjustments by county, but the exact details were unclear. Then on Friday rumors started circulating that prevent plant payments could somehow be included. There were many questions about the feasibility of that possibility at this point. Any policy change could drastically affect farmers’ planting decisions. Decreasing the number of planted acres could cause a major corn and bean rally.This is an unprecedented year in weather and politics. As we navigate so much uncertainty, predicting market direction is extremely difficult if not impossible. The next few weeks will be the most volatile the market has been in the last 6 years.Weather forecasts show more wet weather is expected next week. Parts of the Dakotas will be in the corn prevent plant window as of Saturday. The market indicates farmers should consider pressing their luck and plant past their prevent plant dates and hope there isn’t an early frost or a change to the MFP payment policy. BeansI’ve been asked several times recently why I haven’t been talking about beans. It’s because fundamentally bean prices haven’t made a lot of sense this last year. In my opinion, prices have been high compared to potential supply. Last year’s huge carryout should have been an anchor keeping bean prices below $9, but futures managed to stay above $9 for much of the winter.While last summer market participants were blaming the trade war for price drops, the much bigger issue was the huge harvest and record potential carryout. Today exports for the 2018 crop are only 400 million bushels below last year. So even without the trade war, there would have been a huge carryout by historical comparisons. Therefore, it’s been difficult to rationalize prices above $9, yet that was pretty common for much of last several months.Looking forward to 2019, I still think U.S. farmers may plant too many bean acres unless an unexpected policy change becomes available to the market. The recent wet weather could force farmers to make tough decisions about their planting intentions. What about MFP2?Some farmers are already planning for it. Right now, it seems like farmers need to plant their beans in order to receive a payment from the government. However, nobody really knows for sure how the next round of payments will exactly work. I think it’s risky to plant something that requires government intervention to make a profit, but I understand the fear of missing out if you don’t. What did you do?I kept beans in the rotation on our farm. I wanted to do fewer acres because of prices, but we really couldn’t because of rotation requirements for our fields. I now have to market the beans we planted. What are bean breakevens for farmers?Based upon University data, average breakevens throughout the U.S. are around $9.75 futures level, give or take 25 cents. Bean breakevens are a little harder to calculate because for each 1 bushel per acre yield change, the breakeven price shifts 20 cents.There was only a small window of opportunity to market beans close to breakeven over the last 6 months. While I never want to market any crop at a loss, I came close for this crop year. Still, I waited hoping for just a small rally from a possible trade deal to get profitable levels, but it hasn’t come for the 2019 crop. In hindsight I should have sold some a couple months earlier. What will you do now?I have enough capacity to store all of my 2019 beans, so that gives me until September 2020 (16 months) to sell them. This means I get to see 2 U.S. and 1 South American crop productions to see if there are any production problems. There is always a long shot at a trade deal with China that could increases exports significantly. The last 16 months have been an extremely wild ride, sometimes just waiting is the best plan. The corn market proved this week that market fundamentals can change in 2 weeks and quick unexpected rallies can happen. Market action — Bean basis sale for the 2018 cropI originally set my futures prices at $9.75 on 100% of my 2018 bean production in February 2018. Due to logistical constraints, I’m unable to deliver soybeans to a processor during harvest, so last fall I stored 100% of my 2018 bean crop even thought it was all priced-on futures. Since then, I’ve been hoping for a basis rally to move my physical grain.I never set my bean basis before harvest. One, bean production, between my farm and the total U.S. production, can vary enough to shift market dynamics affecting basis year to year or I might not have enough grain to fill my contracts. Two, historically bean basis will improve after harvest when processors need beans to crush.Unfortunately, due to the trade war this year, basis fell significantly for harvest delivery and never really recovered into the harvest season. Before harvest, and before the trade war started, basis for harvest delivery picked up on my farm was -75 cents. During harvest it dropped lower, eventually going as low as -1.05, picked up on my farm, and stayed at similar levels for months.Then several weeks ago when the bean board was imploding, basis finally took off. At the end of April, a processor raised their basis bid to -83 cents against the July futures, picked up on my farm. This was the highest I’d seen post- harvest, so I set my basis and started to have the grain shipped out.While this basis was 8 cents lower than the preharvest basis levels it was 22 cents better than the lowest harvest basis values. Because I never sell basis ahead of time, I’m still able to be ahead by waiting until well after harvest to get a basis value close to the best value I have seen for the 2018 crop over the last year. The cost to hold my beansWaiting until May to move my beans, instead of shipping them at harvest and paying off my operating note at harvest, has a cost. Bean’s CASH value from October to May was consistently averaging around $8.30 for my farm. With a 6% operating loan interest rate, it costs 4 cents per month in interest ($8.30 x 6% / 12 months) to sit on my grain waiting for better basis. I stored the beans for 8 months (October to May), so it cost me 32 cents to wait. Market carry was available to offset those costsMy beans were ultimately sold against November futures last year, and I “rolled” this position to July ’19 futures on 8/29/18 and collected 49 cents of market carry. In the end, I profited 17 cents from waiting (49 cents market carry – 32 cents interest cost). Reviewing my 2018 bean trade decisionsMarket conditions were unusual this year with the very large supply in the market, so I had to make adjustments to my marketing plan. Basis levels rarely collapse like they did this year. And while it’s not uncommon for basis levels to drop during harvest, there is usually a post-harvest basis increase that will provide basis levels better than harvest delivery values. While it took longer than usual, basis did eventually rally more than 20 cents after harvest. On a positive note, the 49-cent market carry was the best bean carry I’ve received in the last 10 years. In the end, I’m pleased with the final outcome for storing my beans. My final 2018 bean price:$9.75 futures+$.49 market carry-$.32 interest to store beans-$.83 basis picked up at the farm$9.09 Cash Value picked up on my farm One of my best decisions was investing in more storage 8 years ago. Had I not had the additional storage, I may have had to consider taking my beans to the local shuttle loader who was, and still is, bidding 25 cents less than my local processor, when freight to both locations is considered. I did not even include that profit in my review above because at this point, I don’t usually plan to sell the local shuttle loader as the bid at those locations has never been better than the processor for the last 10 years. It was the whole reason why I built storage in the first place for my beans. This benefit is really helping me when bean prices are having trouble hitting profitable levels. Please email [email protected] with any questions or to learn more. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results.last_img read more

  • America Can Afford a Green New Deal — Here’s How

    first_imgU.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey are calling for a “Green New Deal” that would involve massive government spending to shift the U.S. economy away from its reliance on carbon. Their congressional resolution goes into great detail about the harms of climate change and what the U.S. government should do about it. Left unanswered, however, is how America would pay for the proposed deal. Some commentators have been calling a Green New Deal unaffordable, with some estimates putting the bill for complete decarbonization at as high as $12.3 trillion.RELATED ARTICLESIs the Green New Deal Just a Pipe Dream?If Carbon Pricing Is So Great, Why Isn’t It Working?Britain’s Zero Carbon MandateReducing Our Carbon Footprint — Part OneReducing Our Carbon Footprint — Part Two As the author of the United Nations Environment Program’s Global Green New Deal — a  plan to lift the world economy out of the 2008-2009 Great Recession — I disagree. I believe there are two straightforward ways to cover the cost and help accelerate the green revolution, while lowering the overall price tag. What a green new deal may cost Before we talk about how to pay for it, first we need a rough idea of how much it might actually cost. For starters, it’s important to be realistic. Rather than putting a price tag on going 100% renewable — which would take decades — I believe we should figure out how much to spend over the next five years to build a greener economy. Ambitious efforts to foster green energy during the Great Recession are a good place to start. In total, the world’s largest 20 economies and a few others spent $3.3 trillion to stimulate economic growth. Of that, more than $520 billion was devoted to “green investments,” such as pollution cleanup, recycling, and low-carbon energy. The U.S. share of that was about $120 billion, or about 1% of its gross domestic product. Around half of this went toward energy conservation and other short-term energy efficiency investments to quickly shore up the then-nascent recovery and generate employment. The stimulus may have spurred some growth in renewable energy, but didn’t do much on its own to reduce carbon emissions permanently. Another country that made fairly big green investments during the Great Recession was South Korea, which promoted “low carbon, green growth” as its new long-term development vision. It allocated $60 billion, or 5% of its 2007 GDP, to a five-year plan. But in the end, South Korea may have spent only $26 billion on low-carbon energy and failed to adopt pricing reforms and other incentives to foster renewables, such as phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, pricing carbon, and improving regulatory frameworks. The result was only a modest improvement in energy efficiency, and carbon emissions have continued to rise. In other words, the price tag of a Green New Deal that would make a difference would have to be much higher than what governments like the U.S. and South Korea actually spent during the Great Recession. The original South Korea five-year plan, however, to spend 5% of GDP to me seems about right, as the best guess of the public investment needed to decarbonize a major economy through a green growth strategy. So if we use South Korea as a starting point, that means the U.S. would need to spend around $970 billion over the next five years, or $194 billion annually. How to pay for the Green New Deal As for paying for it, the first thing to bear in mind is that in my view a Green New Deal should be covered by current rather than future revenue. A common way for Congress to pay for the cost of a new program or stimulus is by deficit spending. So the U.S. borrows the money from investors and then eventually has to pay it back through taxes down the road. With the federal deficit projected to reach $1 trillion in 2019, increasing it by several hundred billion more — even if for a good cause — is not a great idea. Ballooning deficits add to the national debt, which is already $21 trillion and counting. Saddling future generations of Americans with unsustainable levels of national debt is just as dangerous as burdening them with an economy that is environmentally unsustainable. Deficit spending is warranted to boost overall demand for goods and services, and when unemployment rises, consumers do not spend and private investment drops. When that is not the case, I believe efforts to grow green sectors should pay for themselves. So the U.S. would have to find new revenue sources to finance additional government support for clean energy research and development, greening infrastructure, smart transmission grids, public transport, and other programs under any Green New Deal. Two of the main ways to do that would be by raising new revenues or finding savings elsewhere in the budget. On the revenue side, I believe passing a carbon tax is one of the best ways to go. A $20 tax per metric ton of carbon that climbs over time at a pace slightly higher than inflation would raise around $96 billion in revenue each year — covering just under half the estimated cost. At the same time, it would reduce carbon emissions by 11.1 billion metric tons through 2030. In other words, not only does it help raise money to pay for a transition to a green economy, a carbon tax also helps spur that very change. In terms of savings, the removal of fossil fuel subsidies is a particularly appropriate target. Consumer subsidies for fossil fuels and producer subsidies for coal cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $9 billion a year. These subsidies could be shifted instead to cover some expenditures under a Green New Deal. And again, doing this would accelerate the transition to cleaner energy. So where might the other $89 billion come from? One option is to simply impose a higher carbon tax. A $20 tax would put the U.S. roughly in the middle among countries that currently impose carbon taxes. But doubling it to $40 per ton would raise an additional $76 billion annually, or $172 billion in total, as well as reduce 17.5 billion metric tons of carbon by 2030. Another idea is to raise taxes on the highest-earning Americans. For example, imposing a 70% tax on earnings of $10 million or more would bring in an addtional $72 billion a year. Cost savings But it’s also possible that the cost of decarbonizing the economy may fall over time. For example, the drop in emissions accompanying the carbon tax should lower the price tag in a way that’s hard to estimate today. The right policies and reforms would also help lower the costs. In a sort of “chicken and egg” effect, as economists Ken Gillingham and James Stock have shown, green innovations spur demand, which leads to more innovation, all of which ultimately reduce costs. A good illustration is purchases of electric vehicles, which will stimulate demand for charging stations. Once installed, the stations will reduce the costs of running electric vehicles and further boost demand. The Green New Deal as proposed by Ocasio-Cortez and Markey would be expensive. But what policies are adopted and how we choose to pay for it could ultimately determine the plan’s success and whether we can afford it.   Edward Barbier is a professor of economics at Colorado State University. This post originally appeared at The Conversation and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.last_img read more

  • Key Takeaways from Caregiving Webinar: Promoting Knowledge

    first_imgStages of change: Recognize how adults put behavior change into practice to enable them to receive really high quality outcomes from the education that they are being provided.Key TakeawaysSo what is the moral of the story? What can you as a service provider do to increase the knowledge of your service members and their caregivers using the three core competencies discussed in Tuesday’s session?Remember, communication is a cycle in which errors can occur. Learn to tailor your messages to what the person you are working with wants to know. For example, you are providing high quality information, but you are also looking for that feedback from the client. You must acknowledge their experience and their need to be self-directing and that you are listening and responding appropriately.Adults want task-oriented learning. Make your education about the tasks, not about the education. Give your clients something they can take and run with and appeal to their variety of learning styles. Support what you are saying with written information and give your client something that they can do on their own. Change is hard and relapse happens, but if we can plan accordingly we can look for ways to help facilitate that change and plan for action.If you missed Tuesday’s webinar click on Promoting Knowledge Gain and Behavior Change through Effective Education to learn more. There is still time to watch the recording and receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on May 17, 2015. Principles of adult learning: Understand how and why do adults learn new information and what it takes to effectively transform information into education to promote knowledge gain. This week the MFLN Military Caregiving team hosted their monthly professional development webinar on, ‘Promoting Knowledge Gain and Behavior Change through Effective Education.’ After presenting the content to professionals, Andy Crocker, webinar presenter and Extension Specialist in Gerontology and Health at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, provided key takeaways for participants to implement in their work with clientele.During the presentation Crocker addressed eliciting knowledge gain and behavior change by highlighting three core competences to professional development: (1) effective communication, (2) principals of adult learning, and (3) stages of change.Each of the core competences identified in the presentation provided a framework to effective education.Communication: Identify how helping professionals can be active listeners and active responders when working with service members and their caregivers and understand the importance of interpersonal relationships among helping professionals.last_img read more

  • Your questions answered by Rosanne Rust MS, RDN on the DASH diet

    first_imgWhat a great webinar yesterday, October 9, 11:00 am ET, INCORPORATING DASH DIET PRINCIPLES INTO EVERYDAY LIVING presented by Rosanne Rust MS, RDN.During the webinar, many questions were asked and answered in the chat pod.  Some questions needed further research and as Rosanne promised, she has included those answers in the below document.DASH Diet Questions and AnswersIf you missed the webinar the recording is now posted on the Event Page at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/34426/.Dietitians can earn 1.0 CPEU by watching the recording and completing the evaluation.This is a webinar everyone can benefit from to help follow and healthy diet and lifestyle. So tune in today to learn about the DASH Diet.last_img read more

  • Oscar Gold: Filmmaking Insight from 2017 Academy Award Winners

    first_imgBehind-the-scenes filmmaking advice, gear, and workflows from the newest Oscar winners.Top images via A24.Academy Award season is over, but the production lessons learned by the filmmakers during the creation of their Oscar-winning movies are timeless. Here are some nuggets of wisdom from a few of the talented artists who took home the prize this year.Best Picture — La La Land MoonlightImage via A24.In the biggest blunder in Oscar history, Moonlight eventually took home the Oscar for Best Picture — after presenters announced the wrong film. Faye Dunaway proclaimed La La Land the winner, despite the card that read “Emma Stone, La La Land” (the Best Actress winner).In Apple’s Meet the Filmmaker series, director Barry Jenkins shared his thoughts on the filmmaking process:I trust the people around me, and they know every now and then I’m going to spring some sh*t on them, and they know they gotta be ready to jump with that spring. Its not an adaptation; its a collaboration, I think. I’m not beholden to what I have in my head because its usually going to be much better to get this thing out of these people in front of me.Mahershala Ali  also won Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight, and Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney won for Best Adapted Screenplay. You can read more about Barry Jenkins’s work as a director here — as well as some great information on how cinematographer James Laxton captured the film on an ARRI Alexa XT shooting ProRes.Best Director — Damien ChazelleImage via Lionsgate. 32-year-old Damien Chazelle became the youngest director to ever win the Oscar for Best Directing. Regarding the intense musical shoots, Chazelle had the following to say:I and everyone else in the cast and crew were always talking about [how] it has to be the same movie no matter what part of the movie we’re shooting — the camera has to move the same way, it has to respond to the actors the same way, the sense of color has to be the same. It couldn’t be a movie that was just sort of veering between two completely opposite pulls that never really coexisted.La La Land won six of the fourteen categories it was nominated for, including Best Actress, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Production Design, and Best Cinematography. You can read more about Chazelle’s La La Land directing work here.Best Cinematography — Linus SandgrenImage via Lionsgate. La La Land’s Linus Sandgren took home the Best Cinematography award. Sandgren shot on 35mm film using the Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2. In an interview with MovieMaker, Sandgren talked about the process;Because of what Damien wanted to do with this film … he felt that the film had to be shot in the scope format, anamorphic.You can read about more cameras and lenses behind the 2017 Oscar Nominees here.Best Editing — John GilbertImage via Stuff. Hacksaw Ridge editor John Gilbert took home the Oscar for Best Editing. In an interview with Pro Video Coalition, Gilbert gives some terrific insight into how he used eye contact as a way to build scenes and define characters.I think the moments of eye contact between characters are very important. Finding those moments of connection and using edits to emphasize them — or otherwise, if the story requires it — is part of making the drama work.With modulating performance, most good actors and directors will know where they’re going. A good story will build pressure on characters that will escalate as it progresses, and that will force characters to reveal who they really are.  And there’s nothing like a war story to put a character under the most severe pressure, like Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge. That’s when you see who he really is.Read more editing insight from John Gilbert and the other nominees here.Best Documentary — O.J.: Made in AmericaImage via ESPN.A multi-episode part of ESPN’s 30 for 30 mini-series, the seven-hour and forty-seven minute O.J.: Made in America documentary series took home the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for its limited theatrical run. The film used decades’ worth of footage in different formats to construct this epic, true-story saga.Director Ezra Edelman enlisted the help of cinematographer Nick Higgins to shoot additional interviews on the Canon C300. You can read more about the gear used on top documentary films here. The film’s Oscar success makes one wonder if episodic long-form documentary films will be the future of this category?For a complete list of Academy Award winners, visit Oscars.com.What is your reaction to this year’s Oscar winners? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more