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Choosing A Charity To Support

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There are many ways to give back to the community and one of them is by supporting a charity. You can donate as an individual or you could hire XL Events corporate charity team building activities for the whole company to support a cause while working on your team work. It is not hard to donate money to charities in need but the challenge is to find charities that are worth your time and money. There are millions of charity organizations in the country and finding one might prove to be a task.

According to a professor of economics and philanthropic studies, Una Osili, donors should choose the causes of the charity they will support based on their own interests, values and passions. As a group of employees working in a company, they should be able to agree on a specific cause. This will ensure that sustained engagement will be achieved and the cause can be supported year after year. When you love the cause you are supporting, your intent to give will be whole-hearted and you will create a stronger relationship with your chosen charity.

According to a Boston College’s former director of Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, it is important to always consider the charity you are giving to and not give in to the moment. For instance, a charity asking for donations in relation to a recent natural disaster might tug at your heartstring but before pulling out your check book make sure to double check the charity you are giving to. You want to ensure that your money goes to the recipient you are expecting.

For a company, decide if you want to support the cause in order to make an impact not just in your community but the whole world. If so, this should be one of the factors to include in your considerations when hiring XL Events corporate charity team building activities because it will let them know that you are looking for a cause that has not just a local impact but a global impact as a whole. This sort of events will boost your staff’s morale and will more likely stay with the company longer.

AFL Guidelines For Beginners

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AFL is a popular sport in Australia. The Australian Football League matches are the most awaited sporting event in the country. The AFL starts from late march or early April and the Grand finale of the event is held in September. The League has eighteen teams which play twenty two, Home and away matches each. Depending on the points scored by each team, eight teams qualify for the final round.

Most of the die-hard fans of AFL flock to online stores like www.marketsports.com.au, to get their hands on the official merchandise of their favourite AFL teams. These stores have a wide collection of different merchandise like, jerseys, caps, socks, medals, frames and other gift items. The online stores also have the option of buying gift cards for friends and family, who are AFL followers.

Here are some guidelines to help beginners understand how a game of footy is played.

AFL is developed in Australia. The game is inspired by soccer, Rugby and Mangrook, a traditional game of the indigenous Australians.

The AFL team consists of eighteen active players and four players as substitutes. The game has a pre-set time of eighty minutes, which is divided into four twenty minute’s quarters. A siren goes off at the end of each quarter. The team with the maximum number of points at the end of the fourth quarter wins the match.

The AFL matches are played in large oval grounds called as the paddocks. Four goal posts are erected on the two opposite sides of the oval. The goal posts are equidistant from each other. The centre posts are taller than the side ones. The players have to get the ball past the opponent team’s goal posts in order to score points.

The players have to pass the ball to their team members either by kicking the ball or hand balling it. Throwing the ball is not allowed in this game. The game has a number of rules in order to protect the players from injuries to head. Players do not wear any safety gear while playing the matches and hence tackling above the shoulders and below the knees is prohibited.

Now that you know the basics of the game, shop for flags, scarves, caps and other AFL merchandise from www.marketsports.com.au, and enjoy a nail-biting game.

Recovery From Addiction In A Macedonia Monastery

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Macedonia is located in the eastern part of Europe and the country is filled with lush nature. While there are no Ativan drug rehab centers in the area, it is home to a monastery that offers respite from substance addiction that burdens them. The men who are seeking recovery there are mostly addicted from illegal drugs such as methadone and heroin. The monastery has been constructed centuries ago and this is where the men find support as well as safe haven from the temptation of the outside world.

By following the way the monks are living, more than a hundred men every year are able to start anew. Milan Labus is a testament to how the monastery has changed his life around. He used to be a student at the Macedonian Police Academy but he turned to the dark side by selling illegal weapons. He was 22 years old and an orphan when he was sent to prison. This is where he learned how to use heroin and became an addict. After being released from prison, he used the drug daily.

He decided to shift to methadone in order to control the addiction but at the end he was depending greatly on the medication in order to survive. Everything changed for him when he met an ex-user who told him all about the Bigorski Monastery. The monastery which was built in the 18th century is located inside the Mavrovo National Park. The monastery has a program offered for drug users in order to recover and detox themselves. The monks are the ones sheltering those who are determined to change and leave addiction once and for all.

According to Brother Siluan, the men who are staying at Bigorski come from different parts of Macedonia and their stay can be as short as a few weeks while other stay for the whole year. With the capacity of the monastery, they can only cater to a maximum of 30 men at the same time. This is a good alternative for Ativan drug rehab facility which might not be a common institution in the country.

Why Need A Good Dive Instructor For Your PADI Internship Thailand?

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Why do you need PADI internship Thailand and why need a good dive instructor? If you’re providing training and experience to divestudents, you need to be professional in what you do. It’s because you’ll be responsible for the planning of your class and the safety of your students. Dive instructors must provide and impart their knowledge, so students dive safely in the seawater. So, here are qualities of a diving instructor to ensure that you’ll maximise what you’ll learn in a PADI internship.

Offer Clear Instructions

If a possible instructor can speak clearly and loudly the diveinstructions, they’ll likely score high among students. If you’re booking or enquiring from a dive company, you can ask who your instructor is and meet him in person. Ensure you have few questions to ask, so the instructor can explain what to expect with the PADI internship Thailand course. Certainly, you want everything clear, especially that you’re entrusting your life to the instructor.

Experience

Obviously, if you’re hiring a professional dive instructor, the more expensive your dive trip will cost. These professionals will reserve their skills if you want to go deeper and farther on your trips or prefer a more advanced course. You must realise that in anything you do in this world, you’ll encounterminor problems especially when diving. An experienced instructor will know exactly what to do and keep you back safely.

Attention to Divers

If you want to ensure your getting the right knowledge and skills from your PADI internship Thailand course, work with a dive company that caters to fewer students. Even a highly recommended company can be busy and packed with students.  You need to find a dive instructor who is patient and remainscalm while teaching students to dive. Allow them to get to know you better and to monitor your performance, especially when you dive.

So, to ensure that you’re in the right dive company to teach you PADI internship Thailand, make inquiries about the centre. Read reviews and testimonials about them for information. If you’ve done your homework, you’ll surely learn something and work with the best dive instructor.

Cincinnati Inc. Demos 3D-Printed Press-Brake Tooling At 2018 FABTECH

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Harrison, Ohio company, Cincinnati Inc., will be showcasing something new at this year’s iteration of FABTECH, held at Atlanta, Georgia, on the 6th to the 8th of November.

The company will be showing off a new productive link between metal fabrication and additive manufacturing, using 3D printing technology for a new pressbrake upgrade, which they will display at their booth. CI will be showing a trio of 3D printed press brake process enhancements at their booth, B5543, in the FABTECH Additive Pavilion.

The three 3D printed pressbrake upgrade enhancement cover upper and lower air-bend tooling, back gauge fingers, and new inspection gauges.

The plastic used for the 3D printed tools is polylactic acid, a thermoplastic polymer that’s made from renewable resources, such as corn starch and/or sugar cane, classified as a biodegradable bioplastic. The milk-based plastic used to print these parts offer benefits, more than in production and manufacturing thanks to their renewable nature.

The manufacturing industry has tested 3D printed tools, discovering the products of the process to be great for specialized and short production job; the technology is ideal for prototype fabricators working 12-gauge or thinner materials, as well as those that make smaller specialty machine parts. 3D printed tools also allow suppliers to bypass the engineering and production tasks, as well as their associated costs, which have a tendency to getting such production runs and jobs from proceeding in a timely manner.

According to CI Senior Product Specialist of Vertical Motion Products, Mark Watson, the company has been working closely with additive and press-brake tooling ever since 2014, with the objective of improving the efficacy of forming with 3D-printed pieces. He says that they have long heard thatit’s impossible to find the link that connects the additive to the fabrication process, which is why they’ve visited Atlanta with the aim of proving otherwise.

Watson added that 3D printed technology is very much a design tool, one that opens a lot possibility for the industry at large. He says that customers will also be able to reap the benefits from this new technology, and he hopes that this demo will be something akin to a ‘light-bulb moment’.

How To Keep Millennials Coming To Some Football Stadiums

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The younger generation may leave the football stadiums if they can’t stay connected with football games. Hence, sports teams are now improving their fan experience by embracing technology. Just picture yourself walking down the stadium, and using your smartphone to buy a premium seat upgrade or order a pork sandwich and imported beer delivered right at your seat. You then want to capture your favorite player’s touchdown score, and use it to watch instant replays at variable angles. The app also shows you the direction to the nearest restroom without waiting in line.

These aren’t futuristic football stadiums experiences. You can find one in few venues, and there are other people rushing to add the millennial digital systems that anyone can attend the game and have an immersive, connected experience.

Connecting the Race

Three reasons are why stadiums are forcing to encourageconnectivity:

  • Modifying demographics
  • Attracting fans to come to the stadiums rather than spending it on a home TV
  • Promoting more revenues

Whether you’re starting from scratch or trying to fit current facilities, football stadiums have a powerful competition with each other just to have the most recent technologies.

Competing with the Big Screen TV

Teams accept the reality that watching the big game in a fan’s family room is cheaper and easier. So, teams need to make the football games appear more appealing so the fans will choose to watch the games live at the stadium. A recent study shows that around 57% of fans like to watch the game at home.

Many say that it will feel more comfortable and convenient to watch the event or competition at home, especially with your own big TV and bathroom.  But thankfully, technology has provided the addition of connectivity and apps to make the fan experience done at the stadium, rather than watching at home.

With the use of Wi-Fi, the fan can experience watching at the football stadiums, that haven’t been tried elsewhere. And the best thing about it is bragging their friends on social media to watch the real thing. This can really be great as everyone gets to see the football game live.

Thai Culture Caravan Travels Across Europe

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The Thai cultural caravan travelled across Europe earlier in 2018, from May to June, showcasing Thai culture. The caravan, with a mission dubbed “Thailand at the forefront” is part of the country’s efforts to promote its culture in foreign countries via cultural artifacts like embroidery in Thailand, and performances like the masked art of the traditional Thai dance, the khon.

The caravan received full backing from the royal family of Thailand itself, wherein it began its journey to promote Thailand’s culture on a global scale. The roadshow held performances in key venues like the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Spain. Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been running “Thailand at the forefront” since 2015, ever since its official inauguration at the Royal Albert Hall in London as a marker for the 60th birthday of Royal Princess Sirindhorn.

Deputy Director-General of the Department of Information at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ruyaporn Sukontasap, says that their office worked closely with the Ministry of Culture for years in order to prepare the show, which included booking the venue in each country where the performances were held. The Ministry, he says, holds the venue selection process in high regard in order to set a good impression for Thailand abroad.

The performers, due to the limited number of staff for the caravan, were all forced to perform for multiple shows, which was a tough calling, due to the fact that all performances, while carried out in different circumstances, all had to adhere to a high start from the start of the caravan to its conclusion.

Every show starts out with the traditional khon, a masked dance based on the Ramayana epic. The dance details the beginnings of Thotsakan and Rama, their battle and Rama’s subsequent victory. This is then succeeded by Thailand’s regional and combat dances.

As part of the efforts to promote Thai culture, the cloth, previously made in India, was ordered by the Queen to be made by Thais themselves, to showcase textile making and embroidery in Thailand, a notable imperative given that the traditional Thai style needed demanded skills so rare that they’ve almost gone extinct.

Promate Boonyachod, of the Queen’s foundation, said that this decision was also helpful to the poor and young of Thailand, who have been trained in traditional Thai art not only for the country’s heritage, but also as a means for them to make a living.

There were also other cultural promotion activities in Europe, which include a musical-exchange student exchange programme between Thailand’s Mahidol University and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, with others to follow.