8 megatrends set to disrupt the future of food systems

8 megatrends set to disrupt the future of food systems

The Nordic Council of Ministers has published a research project identifying 8 megatrends affecting the future of food in the Nordic-Baltic region.

RIGA, LATVIA, December 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Nordic Council of Ministers has published a research project identifying 8 megatrends affecting the future of food in the Nordic-Baltic region. The research has taken place in the context of climate change and the possibilities brought about by the industry revolution 4.0, digitalization, as well as the social context of inequality and climate anxiety. Aimed at drawing attention to likely future scenarios, the project's goal is to overcome food system-related hurdles ahead of time before these issues become disruptive.

The megatrends range from the redesign of food systems and modern technological impact to changes in dietary preferences and consumption patterns, and even an identified trend of societal anxiety around changes linked to overconsumption and climate change.

The research project consists of various components, including a report, a hackathon, and an upcoming survey on Covid-19's impact on consumers, all with a goal to identify the future of food that will join the Nordic-Baltic region, as they are inexorably intertwined in biodiversity, value chains, and food systems.

“Thinking about the future essentially means thinking about sustainability. The Future Trends of Food in the Nordic-Baltic Region project was based on this rationale of a jointly imagined future of food for the Nordic and Baltic region. It is an ongoing exercise that we should pursue all together.” – Maija Kale, Adviser at Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia

A variety of likely outcomes have been identified, ranging from a polarization of society, to the enhancement of efficiency due to technologies and data availability. In all cases, potential pitfalls are identified, which will require joint, timely action to combat the potentially negative side effects of the evolution of food systems.

The megatrends can already be observed in action in a variety of industries. Most notably, the side effects of a generation looking to sustainable lifestyle solutions, including dietary changes, urban gardening, circular economy choices, significantly shifting market demand.

“The future of food begins with sourcing ingredients, be it at home or in a restaurant setting. Our individual choices create a global impact. My desired impact is to make people aware of the abundance of wild ingredients, so they have a new-found love for them and want to preserve them. Through my restaurant Versa, on the Isle of Man, I hope to play a part in shifting global focus onto biodiverse entities and away from toxic monocultures. We do this through our love of sustainable foraging and use nothing on our menu that isn't from within a few miles radius. Education starts with an explanation. Therefore, we make sure our customers know exactly why we have used particular ingredients, not just a mere description of the dish.” – Pippa Lovell, Chef & Owner of “Versa” restaurant, Forbes 30 under 30 of 2020, Winner of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 Award for Social Responsibility

Each megatrend has been visualized in an image for conveying the message in an easily accessible manner. All trends and their visuals can be found on the research project website: www.futureoffood.eu.

Changes that will arise as a result of these megatrends will have political, economic, and societal implications. And while coordination is not a simple task, it is in the region's interest to address these challenges for the benefit of future welfare.

Identified megatrend summary:
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1. Technology will penetrate all areas of social life
This brings both benefits, as well as strife. It will accelerate the tension between the “tech-can-fix-it” paradigm and a shift towards nature-based solutions

2. Food systems will be redesigned with a new set of goals
Moving away from the industrialization and exploitation of nature that was used to rapidly increase volume of food production and global supply.

3. Digitalisation is opening new horizons
Digitalisation is making our decisions more informed than ever before, however, the technological divide will put lesser-connected communities at a disadvantage.

4. Society will become increasingly polarised
The paradox that people working in food systems across the globe continue to be among the most food-insecure demonstrates that the social gap is becoming increasingly wide, sowing fertile ground for the polarization of opinions.

5. Products will be valued based on the amount of waste they produce
For the first time since the industrial revolution, decoupling economic growth from waste production. Emphasizing a circular economy in both consumer, manufacturer, and agricultural industries.

6. A new appreciation for the environment will develop
With biodiversity threatened and global resources being over-extracted, environmental challenges, sustainability, and resilience will be central to any decision-making process, facilitating the emergence of new social trends and new commercial sectors.

7. People will become more anxious and fearful
Our relationship with risk is changing as we enter a time with record-levels of anxiety based on the uncertainty of our futures due to climate change. Trust building will become increasingly important for the mental health of society at large.

8. New lifestyles will emerge and redefine our value systems
Dietary preferences and consumption patterns are changing, particularly among young people. This is causing a renaissance in food systems, including the rebirth of small-scale agriculture and shifts in consumer demand. This is at odds with those unwilling to change, leading to a polarization and establishment of “dietary extremism”, a new societal challenge.

About the Future Trends of Food Research Project

The Future Trends of Food in the Nordic-Baltic Region project was based on the rationale of a jointly imagined future of food for the Nordic and Baltic region. Instead of concentrating on regional differences, this project aimed to find common ground for a future based on inclusivity, transparency, co-creation, and society’s ability to shape a sustainable future together.

Organizers

The Future Trends of Food in the Nordic-Baltic Region project is led by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia and includes partners from the Nordic Food Policy Lab, EIT Food, the Baltic Studies Centre (LV), Sitra (FI), Matis (IS), BIOR (LV), TFTAK (EST), Nordic Food Tech (DK), and LitMEA (LT).

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Homeless Veterans Get Long Awaited Housing Project in Pittsburg, CA

Anthony Keslinke – Breaking Ground with Veterans

The decade long process to provide housing for homeless veterans precipitated by local developer
Anthony Keslinke is finally realized on Veterans’ Day.

PITTSBURG, CA, US, December 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Solving the persistent problem of homelessness has never been more challenging, but it has never been more important, especially when it comes to those who risked their lives to defend the country. A housing development beginning over a decade ago when local developer, Anthony Keslinke, transferred a strategic property to the City of Pittsburg Redevelopment Agency is now on a path to accomplish just that. The development path was complicated when the redevelopment mechanism in California was dismantled during the Jerry Brown administration. The project lost its momentum, but never lost its vision.

Due to unrelenting efforts of consecutive city administrations, first lead by City Manager Marc Grisham, followed by Joe Sbranti, and finally begun under current city manager Garrett Evans, the lengthy road to completion was finally secured today, Veterans’ Day, 2020. City council support was also vital to the progress of the project through the decade-long process as reflected in Mayor Jelani Killings remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Low-income and homeless veterans will be housed and provided services at Veterans Square project through residence in the 30 new units. Construction is expected to be completed in 15 months. The project first began when local developer, Tony Keslinke, worked in partnership with the City of Pittsburg. Keslinke took on the responsibility to prepare the site and provide demolition and hazardous material abatement of the existing improvements. The groundwork readied the crucial site located in the downtown district. This site benefits from key services, transportation, and amenities to service the veteran population. Keslinke said “When the city initially approached me with the need it immediately resonated with me, as the son of a Vietnam Marine Corp Veteran, and I could not refuse.” He elaborated, “Similar projects have failed in neighboring communities. Many times it seemed the project did not have a way forward, however, the dedication of the development community and the City commitment made this project happen.”

The project consists of 30 units, 28 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom units, in a 3 story building. The benefits of this project will be felt by the veterans’ community for a long time to come with amenities to include a community room, a spacious 4,186 SF outdoor courtyard with planter boxes for community gardening and seating areas.

To find out more, explore https://www.sahahomes.org/properties/veterans-square.

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Future PLC’s Tech Portfolio Drives $29.8 Million in Black Friday Sales for Retail Partners

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Impressive growth in traffic and revenues highlights the power of sites such as TechRadar and Tom’s Guide to increase reach and drive sales for brands

Future PLC (LSE:FUTR.L)

Future’s strong track record of harnessing technology and content to drive online audiences powered significant online audience growth this Black Friday.”

— Future Group Chief Revenue Officer Mike Peralta

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Future’s (FUTR.L) leading tech brands delivered impressive results for online retailers this Black Friday weekend. Sites such as TechRadar saw a considerable 148% increase in affiliate links year-on-year, while Tom’s Guide saw a 330% rise, and GamesRadar+ boasted a 422% increase. Overall, Future plc’s lifestyle technology portfolio in the U.S. increased sales revenues by 68% year-on-year.

Future’s ecommerce data shows it’s going to be a techie Christmas this year. The Black Friday figures predict a lot of technology under the tree, with top products including:

* Next generation consoles, both PlayStation 5 and XBox Series X
* Apple Airpods Pro (more than 3,500 units sold — the top performing product in terms of sales volume)
* Amazon products including Echo Dot (4th Gen) and Fire TV stick
* Other strong performers include 4k UHD TV’s, bluetooth headphones and Oculus Quest VR headsets

The figures support Future’s position as a leading sales driver in the tech space, with consumers relying on the publisher’s brands and reviews to make difficult decisions on what to buy and at what price. Future’s audiences show high intent, as clicks to brand sites from its content are soaring.

“Future’s strong track record of harnessing technology and content to drive online audiences powered significant online audience growth this Black Friday,” said Future Group Chief Revenue Officer Mike Peralta. “Seeing the considerable growth in clicks from our technology and gaming brands is very rewarding, and we’re delighted to be able to share the value of our model today.”

“Future is ideally positioned to be a highly valued partner to retailers, using our established technology and expert editorial to drive sales,” said Future Director of Ecommerce Matthew Smith.

About Future

Future is a global platform business for specialist media with diversified revenue streams. Its content reaches over 1 in 3 adults online in both the US and the UK.

The Media division is high-growth with three complementary revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising including advertising within newsletters. It operates in a number of sectors including technology, games & entertainment, music, home & gardens, sports, TV & film, real life, women's lifestyle and B2B. Its brands include TechRadar, PC Gamer, Tom's Guide, Android Central, Truly, Digital Camera World, Homebuilding & Renovating Show, GamesRadar+, The Photography Show, Top Ten Reviews, Marie Claire, Live Science, Guitar World, MusicRadar, Space.com, What to Watch, Gardening Etc, Adventure and Tom's Hardware.

The Magazine division focuses on publishing specialist content, with a combined global circulation of over 3 million delivered through more than 115 magazines, and 410 bookazines published a year. The portfolio spans technology, games & entertainment, sports, music, photography & design, homes & garden, country lifestyle, TV & film and B2B. Its titles include Country Life, Wallpaper, Woman & Home, Classic Rock, Decanter, Guitar Player, FourFourTwo, Homebuilding & Renovating, Digital Camera, Guitarist, How It Works, Total Film, What Hi-Fi? and Music Week.

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People with Parkinson’s Disease Discuss Ways They Cope with Their Disease

How do you take your mind off Parkinson’s disease?

We asked people with Parkinson's disease, "What do you do to take your mind of Parkinson’s disease?" Here's what they said.

There’s no question Parkinson’s disease brings many challenges for people. We are also immensely interested in how people with Parkinson’s cope with their disease on a daily basis. ”

— Brett Walker

AMERICAN FORK, UTAH, US, November 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — PhotoPharmics recently learned the depth and breadth of ways people with Parkinson’s cope with the devastating disease when they asked a large group of them a simple question: What do you do to take your mind of Parkinson’s disease?

There were over 400 responses, and each response was put into one of eight different categories: physical and mental distractions, entertainment, exercise and sports, family and friends, games and puzzles, hobbies and leisure, religion and spirituality, work, and holistic or natural solutions. The answers were insightful, varied and oftentimes inspiring. They offer a fascinating view of what it could be like inside the world of a unique and fiercely strong group of people. The most popular category was hobbies and leisure, which captured about 28 percent of the responses. Those in this group enjoy things like gardening, painting, writing and sewing.

“I try to keep myself busy,” said Mary Beth Longdon, who pinpointed cooking as a hobby she loves. “I love to cook, although it’s nothing complicated anymore. The pain is worth the pleasure so far.”

One respondent named Lisa said her collections help distract her from Parkinson’s. “I collect antique buttons,” she said. “Sorting them helps me relax.”

Another popular category was exercise. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, exercise is “a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Exercise and physical activity can improve many PD symptoms.”

51 responses, or 13 percent, mentioned sports and exercise as a way to distract from Parkinson’s disease. Responses included things like golf, boxing, swimming, hiking, stationary bikes and more.

Lauri Ohleger mentioned several ways she stays active: “Ride bikes, hiking, the gym, boxing; staying active in both mind and body!”

Here’s the full breakdown of responses:

– Hobbies and leisure: 32 percent. People listed many different hobbies like gardening, painting and collections.
– Entertainment: 15 percent. Entertainment includes movies, television, music and books.
– Exercise/sports: 14 percent. The second-most popular category for responses.
– Games and puzzles: 8 percent. Things like jigsaw puzzles and card games were popular responses.
– Work: 8 percent. Some people with Parkinson’s found work a pleasant distraction.
– Physical and mental distractions: 7 percent. These responses included things like alcohol and other depressants, as well as scrolling through social media.
– Family and friends: 7 percent. These respondents found comfort being with loved ones.
– Religion/spirituality: 5 percent. Prayers, meditation and ministering were the popular responses in this category.
– Natural/holistic solutions: 3 percent. This category includes things like massage and other natural therapies.

“There’s no question Parkinson’s disease brings many challenges for people,” said Brett Walker, a spokesperson for PhotoPharmics. “And while PhotoPharmics is heavily invested in using phototherapy to treat it, we are also immensely interested in how people with Parkinson’s cope with their disease on a daily basis. Gathering information like this, however informal, gives us a glimpse into the lives of a group of people about whom we care a great deal.”

The neurodegenerative disease manifests itself in dozens of different ways, including physical (or motor) symptoms, like stiffness, rigidity and an involuntary tremor; and non-motor symptoms, like depression, delusions and anxiety.

But the resiliency and determination of people with Parkinson’s cannot be understated. These courageous men and women, “warriors” as they like to call themselves, face their condition every day and choose to fight.

Perhaps their attitude can best be summed-up by one respondent who simply said, “I get busy and dare Parkinson’s to keep up.”

About PhotoPharmics

PhotoPharmics is a privately held, clinical-stage medical device company developing next-generation treatments for treating neurodegenerative disorders through the eyes. Company founders have 30+ years of research and experience in this field. They previously developed specialized light solutions now widely used to regulate circadian rhythms in seasonal affective disorder, sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression (acquired by Philips-Respironics in 2007).

Drawing from research and recent trials, PhotoPharmics is developing applications of specialized light across several neurodegenerative diseases. The company aims to make a clinically meaningful difference in patients’ lives by delivering safe and effective non-invasive treatments. Investor inquiries are welcomed. Learn more at www.photopharmics.com.

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Putting into Words a Mother’s Love

Mom's Poetry

Mom’s Poetry

Inspiring and moving souls through literature

COOKSTOWN, NEW JERSEY, USA, November 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A mother’s love is like no other and knows no boundaries. They teach us how important it is to believe in ourselves and appreciate everything that we have. During our formative years, our mothers have showered us with love, kind words, and many gifts. While we may not have recognized them before as much as we do now, it can never be too late to relive those moments through the words of another mother.

The book Mom’s Poetry is a collection of poems written by Kathleen originating from her personal experiences in life. It is a peaceful and spiritual read that includes poems and prayers for family members, a special poem dedicated for the events that happened in 9-11 and her personal take on it, as well as her reflections on family deaths.

The author of the book, Kathleen Jane Madden Dunleavy, earned her undergraduate degree at the Catholic University of America and two graduate degrees in Fairleigh Dickinson University and the University of Phoenix. Kathleen spent most of her career in the field of nursing and worked at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital for more than forty years. Kathleen is a family woman, but her interests include charitable activities, reading, writing, and gardening.
This book seeks to inspire the readers through a series of poems taken out of her personal and spiritual experience. For those who love literature, Kathleen’s work on Mom’s Poetry could be a refreshing and calming read. This is undoubtedly a must-read book for those who are struggling in life, especially those who yearn for the guidance of a caring mother.

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Please visit www.writersbranding.com for more information.

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Professional Power Tools Market Major Manufacturers, Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand, Share Analysis to 2026

New Study Reports "Professional Power Tools Market 2020 Global Market Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts 2026" has been Added on WiseGuyReport

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, November 13, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Professional Power Tools Market 2020-2026

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The fundamental dynamics that are explored in the report hold substantial influence over the Professional Power Tools market. The report further studies on the value, volume trends, and the pricing history of the market. In addition to it, various growth factors, restraints, and opportunities are also analyzed for the market to study the in-depth understanding of the market.

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The global Professional Power Tools is analyzed for different segments to arrive at an insightful analysis. Such segmentation has been done based on type, application, and region.

Based on Type, the global Professional Power Tools Market is segmented into Engine-driven power tool, Electric power tool, Pneumatic power tool, Hydraulic and other power tool and other

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Industry Association
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Major Key Points from Table of Content:

1 Study Coverage
1.1 Professional Power Tools Product Introduction
1.2 Market Segments
1.3 Key Professional Power Tools Manufacturers Covered: Ranking by Revenue
1.4 Market by Type
1.4.1 Global Professional Power Tools Market Size Growth Rate by Type
1.4.2 Engine-driven power tool
1.4.3 Electric power tool
1.4.4 Pneumatic power tool
1.4.5 Hydraulic and other power tool
1.5 Market by Application
1.5.1 Global Professional Power Tools Market Size Growth Rate by Application
1.5.2 Residential Applications
1.5.3 Construction Field
1.5.4 Industry Field
1.5.5 Gardening Field
1.5.6 Other
1.6 Study Objectives
1.7 Years Considered

2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Professional Power Tools Market Size, Estimates and Forecasts
2.1.1 Global Professional Power Tools Revenue 2015-2026
2.1.2 Global Professional Power Tools Sales 2015-2026
2.2 Global Professional Power Tools, Market Size by Producing Regions: 2015 VS 2020 VS 2026
2.3 Professional Power Tools Historical Market Size by Region (2015-2020)
2.3.1 Global Professional Power Tools Retrospective Market Scenario in Sales by Region: 2015-2020
2.3.2 Global Professional Power Tools Retrospective Market Scenario in Revenue by Region: 2015-2020
2.4 Professional Power Tools Market Estimates and Projections by Region (2021-2026)
2.4.1 Global Professional Power Tools Sales Forecast by Region (2021-2026)
2.4.2 Global Professional Power Tools Revenue Forecast by Region (2021-2026)

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12 Company Profiles
12.1 Bosch
12.1.1 Bosch Corporation Information
12.1.2 Bosch Description and Business Overview
12.1.3 Bosch Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.1.4 Bosch Professional Power Tools Products Offered
12.1.5 Bosch Recent Development
12.2 Stanley Black & Decker
12.2.1 Stanley Black & Decker Corporation Information
12.2.2 Stanley Black & Decker Description and Business Overview
12.2.3 Stanley Black & Decker Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.2.4 Stanley Black & Decker Professional Power Tools Products Offered
12.2.5 Stanley Black & Decker Recent Development
12.3 Makita
12.3.1 Makita Corporation Information
12.3.2 Makita Description and Business Overview
12.3.3 Makita Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.3.4 Makita Professional Power Tools Products Offered
12.3.5 Makita Recent Development
12.4 Hilti
12.4.1 Hilti Corporation Information
12.4.2 Hilti Description and Business Overview
12.4.3 Hilti Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.4.4 Hilti Professional Power Tools Products Offered
12.4.5 Hilti Recent Development
12.5 TTI
12.5.1 TTI Corporation Information
12.5.2 TTI Description and Business Overview
12.5.3 TTI Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.5.4 TTI Professional Power Tools Products Offered
12.5.5 TTI Recent Development

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Plant it Again Announces GoFundMe to Build First Plant Recycling Facility of its Kind

Plant it Again has ambitions to create the first drought-tolerant plant recycling facility in San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 11, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — It is often during the most challenging of times when life-changing ideas are born.

Dedicated to improving the world, a determined young lady has launched her Plant it Again GoFundMe intending to make a world of difference.

Sixteen-year-old Olivia Kries, a High Tech High Mesa junior, Miramar Young Marine, and Girl Scout could not understand why people would throw succulents away without contemplating the consequences of their actions. Succulents cannot be composted and thus are destined to take up valuable space in our landfills. So, Olivia came up with Plant It Again, an innovative idea that helps change the world by reimagining discarded succulents, cacti, and ground cover, as plants that deserve a second chance.

An eager and environmentally conscious teen, Olivia underscores the importance of these drought-tolerant plants, their assistance in land erosion, and their prevention in the spread of fires. Another unique characteristic of succulents is the ease from which they can be propagated, the act of regrowing a whole new plant from just one cutting or leaf. Olivia is quick to highlight how one donated plant could create the possibility of hundreds of new succulents rehomed back into our communities. Olivia’s exciting new GoFundMe campaign aims to recycle these drought-tolerant plants back into our communities while saving the planet's valuable natural resources.

Another vital aspect of the Plant it Again mission is to maintain a holistic view of second chances. Painfully aware of disabled adults who face closed doors when seeking employment, Olivia looks to overcome a shocking reality:

80% of adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities struggle to find meaningful work.

Working in concert with several organizations such as Options For All, the nonprofits' structure will allow adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to gain valuable job experience as sales clerks, arrangement designers, tool refurbishers, class instructors, and artists; Skills that they can acquire at the pace their limitations allow. Funds raised from a retail store stocked with recycled succulents, garden tools, unique gifts, and upcycled handmade art will create a positive environment where everyone feels welcome.

Olivia's vision is that Plant It Again will not only make a difference within her community but fully inspire others to rethink their environmental impact by creating an eco-friendly, plant-friendly, and community-friendly virtuous cycle.

.At the moment, The Plant it Again GoFundMe has a goal of raising $150,000 via the online platform, which can be found here https://www.gofundme.com/f/plant-it-again

The goal is to use received funds to create the first drought-tolerant plant recycling facility of its kind in San Diego, CA, a centrally located storefront where the public can donate their yard cuttings and gently used gardening tools and pots that focuses on the following:
· Recycling drought-tolerant plants back into local communities.
· Train and employs adults with disabilities into exciting and fulfilling career opportunities.
· Promotes saving the planet's valuable natural resources.
· Promote upcycling of household items in addition to plants.

In addition to the plant donation center, Plant It Again will also offer a work and design studio open to the public. It will be a place to donate, shop, create art, and take free educational gardening classes all under one roof while creating a safe and secure work environment for everyone to succeed.

The Plant It Again GoFundMe provides rich rewards for every tax-deductible contribution made including:

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Every dollar helps. Change begins with the simplest gesture that is, however, filled with meaningful and positive vibes. Plant It Again is forever grateful to you for your support of any amount!

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What Do These Three People Have in Common? They’re Making it Through the Pandemic Safe and Well

Giuliano only discovered his true calling as a sculptor after reading Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

Giuliano only discovered his true calling as a sculptor after reading Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

Christine creates more than sprouts in her kitchen: She also cultivates happiness with Scientology: A New Slant on Life.

Christine creates more than sprouts in her kitchen: She also cultivates happiness with Scientology: A New Slant on Life.

Hsuan may be young, but this precocious granddaughter knows the secret to happiness. She is helping her grandfather so he doesn’t have to work so hard.

Hsuan may be young, but this precocious granddaughter knows the secret to happiness. She is helping her grandfather so he doesn’t have to work so hard.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Giuliano is an artist who creates amazing sculptures using steel, flame and color. It was only recently that this talented blacksmith realized his artistic talent. He credits this life-changing discovery to the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health through which he realized his true self and unleashed his artistic potential.

Christine uses a simple method to grow sprouts right in her own kitchen. In two days, she transforms a bag of seeds into a sizable crop of healthy food. “People are really on edge,” she says, “and it’s easy to fall into that zone.” She shares the secret to happiness from the book Scientology: A New Slant on Life.

And speaking of happiness, helping her grandfather with his gardening so he doesn’t have to work so hard means happiness to little Hsuan from Nantou County, Taiwan.

New videos are published daily on Scientology/Daily Connect on the Scientology website. They cover a broad gamut of interests and locales but each is a microcosm of the way the pandemic has affected us all.

Scientology/Daily Connect was created as part of a program to ensure we all make it through the pandemic safe and well. As soon as the pandemic began, the most effective measures were researched for ensuring the safety of Scientology staff and parishioners, and these were implemented internationally as protocols under the direction of Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige.

To make this prevention information broadly available, the Church of Scientology created more than a dozen videos and three educational booklets: How to Keep Yourself & Others Well, How to Protect Yourself & Others with a Mask & Gloves and How to Prevent the Spread of Illness with Isolation. These are all available free of charge in 21 languages on the How to Stay Well Prevention Resource Center on the Scientology website.

Since May, Scientologists have distributed 5 million copies of these educational booklets in communities around Scientology Churches and Missions across the globe.

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Concierge Auctions Announces October/November Global Auction Lineup of $165 Million in Properties—Most No Reserve

120 Montecito Ranch Lane

120 Montecito Ranch Lane

7111 Sheaff Lane

7111 Sheaff Lane

Ca’n Zen

Ca’n Zen

Nix Lower Bayou

Nix Lower Bayou

1000 Biscayne Boulevard, Residence 5401

1000 Biscayne Boulevard, Residence 5401

I chose to partner with Concierge Auctions because of its expertise, vast reach, and accelerated time frame, all of which allows me to sell on my own terms.”

— Dennis Alter, Arbor Hill seller

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Concierge Auctions has released its October/November lineup of over $165 million of luxury properties spanning 6 countries and 8 U.S. states—the majority offered No Reserve to the highest bidders.

Offerings include a one-of-a-kind property atop a private 20-acre oceanview bluff with a world-class, 10-acre polo field and venue with celebrity ties in the Montecito Area, CA; a 54th-floor residence in the One Thousand Museum in the heart of downtown Miami; a 345± acre premier duck hunting and fishing retreat in East Texas; and a grand-scale entertaining retreat in exclusive Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, appearing in countless Hollywood television, film, and music video productions. Buyers may bid digitally from anywhere in the world via the firm’s online marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com.

Featured Properties Include:

Arbor Hill | 7111 Sheaff Lane, Philadelphia Area, PA
Bid Online October 20–22

Surrounded by nature preserves, parks, and championship golf courses just outside of Philadelphia, Arbor Hill will auction online this month in cooperation with Wendie Steffens of Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty and Janet Rubino of Long & Foster Devon, PA – Realty. Currently listed for $12 million, the property will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder.

Mature trees and rolling hills surround the striking stone facade of Arbor Hill. Conceived by renowned international architect Rafael Viñoly, this contemporary masterpiece features bright, skylight-lit corridors and panels of enormous glass that look out onto both the stone courtyard and verdant lawns. Soaring ceilings and museum-quality walls are an impeccable backdrop for an art collection or family portraits. Encompassing over 50 acres, the property is ideally suited for entertaining indoors and out. The public spaces occupy two wings, encompassing a large chef's kitchen, two dining rooms, a great room, and a theater.

"I chose to partner with Concierge Auctions because of its expertise, vast reach, and accelerated time frame, all of which allows me to sell on my own terms. Today's marketplace calls for a unique approach not just toward identifying buyers, but the right one, and I’m anticipating seeing my property sell to the perfect buyer on auction day," stated the seller, Dennis Alter.

One Thousand Museum | 1000 Biscayne Boulevard, Residence 5401, Miami, FL
Bid Online October 28–30

An architectural wonder designed by legendary Zaha Hadid, Residence 5401 at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard will auction online this month in cooperation with Lourdes Alatriste of Engel & Völkers Coconut Grove. Currently listed for $13.995 million, the property will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder.

Spanning the entire 54th floor of one of Miami's most coveted addresses, the One Thousand Museum, Residence 5401 features expansive views in every direction through the 12-foot glass walls. The master wing is a serene sanctuary with a spa bath within a thoughtfully-designed, private space for two. Guests can unwind in four luxurious suites with spa baths and terrace access. Perfect for entertaining, Residence 5401 offers an open-plan flow, from a great room into a formal dining room and out onto a 1,200-square-foot terrace overlooking the ocean. Six-star amenities and artful design converge at One Thousand Museum—the intersection of luxury, art, and architecture—boasting the only helipad in South Florida. With white-glove service, resort-style amenities, and a prized central location, this luxurious building has it all.

“Having teamed up with Concierge Auctions on the sale of several properties over the years, I’ve directly experienced the expertise of their team at aggregating the global market while offering clients and agents the certainty of a date-certain sale,” stated Alatriste. “This auction represents a rare opportunity to own in one of the most coveted addresses in Miami.”

Nix Lower Bayou | 601 FM 134, East Texas
Bid Online November 9–12

Tucked away in the heart of East Texas, Nix Lower Bayou, a 345± acre premier duck hunting and fishing retreat, will auction online this month in cooperation with Clayton Pilgrim of Century 21 Farm and Ranch Harvey Properties. Previously listed for $2.6 million, the property will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder.

With water frontage on the banks of Big Cypress Bayou, the property, located at 601 FM 134, encompasses both commercial and recreational possibilities. Be it an amenity-rich hunting lodge, an off-the-grid family compound, or a corporate retreat, Nix Lower Bayou is poised with potential for hunters, outdoorsmen, and adventurers alike, with more than 70 species of fish, white-tailed deer, bobcats, foxes, and coyotes roaming the riverbanks, while the marshland creates a quintessential environment for premier waterfowl hunting. Complete with enhancements made especially for outdoor enthusiasts, including improved wildlife habitats, acres of flood-controlled duck sloughs, and miles of private trails, Nix Lower Bayou is in close proximity to Caddo Lake, the only natural lake in the State of Texas and reached by a short boat ride.

“I am excited to work yet again with Concierge Auctions,” said Pilgrim. “Their platform and team are laser-focused and dedicated to their craft. I have complete confidence that there is no faster or better way to market a one-of-a-kind property such as this with this much potential to property connoisseur the world over. With nearly 350 acres of ready-to-hunt, prime land, the property is ideally secluded and surrounded by nature, while still being within driving distance to Dallas, Houston, and Little Rock.”

Ca’n Zen | Via Cornisa, 27, Mallorca, Spain
Bid Online Through November 12

Perched on a cliff overlooking Santa Ponsa Bay and the Mediterranean Sea in Mallorca, Spain, Ca’n Zen will auction online next month in cooperation with Sergey Kotrikadze of Imperial Properties. Currently listed for €5.95 million, the property will sell with a €3.75 million Reserve to the highest bidder.

“Ca’n Zen was our vision of a Mediterranean retreat with contemporary accents and a Mallorquine style true to the island. We designed it to maximize the views of the open sea from every room and created a seamless indoor-outdoor transition throughout. As gardening is a personal passion for us, we created ours meant for wandering and with spaces for taking in the breathtaking views and spectacular sunsets. This house has truly been a sanctuary for us and as we move on to our next project, we hope it will afford a new family as much pleasure as we have been given,” stated the seller.

The spectacular scenery, enjoyed from every room in the villa, resembles a painting. Natural stone tile floors, arched doorways, wood ceiling beams add artful touches to the contemporary Spanish interior. Beyond the luxurious finishes, state-of-the-art home technology adds convenience and comfort. Expansive outdoor terraces and cliffside seating areas allow privacy and tranquillity amid a lush natural setting, and a sparkling infinity-edge pool seems to blend into the ocean.

120 Montecito Ranch Lane, Montecito Area, Summerland, CA
Bid Online November 16–19

Equipped with the best and most essential amenities for the true equestrian, this property atop a private 20-acre oceanview bluff in Summerland—near exclusive Montecito and Santa Barbara—will auction online this month in cooperation with Rick Hilton and Rodrigo Iglesias of Hilton & Hyland. Currently listed for $65 million, the property will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder.

Owned by Hotelier Patrick Nesbitt, who founded and is head of Windsor Capital Group, the largest private owner and operator of Embassy Suites by Hilton hotels, the grand Mediterranean-style mansion, featured in a Britney Spears music video, boasts 43,000± square feet of luxury living, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and robust amenities including a regulation polo field with clubhouse, main and guest houses, 5,000-bottle hidden wine cellar with attached tasting room, and massive infinity-edge swimming pool.

120 Montecito Ranch Lane revolves around polo with amenities for the players, the horses, and the spectator alike. Its 10-acre polo field is a world-class venue, having starred in music videos and hosted tournaments as well as private matches. An accompanying polo club is attached to a barn with space for 17 horses. Conceived to fulfill every desire, entertaining is a must with a private disco/ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 people, 15-seat movie theater, and sports bar. Exquisite details abound inside, from the intricately crafted ceilings to the gleaming mahogany office complete with a private access door. A rooftop deck, reached through a secret door in the entry rotunda, affords views of the mountains, the ocean, and sightlines clear down to Malibu.

“Being well-versed in the hospitality industry, I am excited to bring my property to auction with two of the industry’s finest—Concierge Auctions and Hilton & Hyland. I’m confident that together, the firms’ world-class marketing and expertise, paired with the speed and certainty that only Concierge Auctions and their proven process can bring, will identify the buyer for this world-class estate,” said Nesbitt. “We built our property with the ultimate in privacy and amenities in mind, and while we have enjoyed it for many years, are looking forward to downsizing and moving onto new ventures.”

Chateau de l’Imaginaire | 4455 Harris Trail NW, Atlanta, GA
Bid Online November 17–19

Conceived for grand-scale entertaining, this property located in exclusive Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, will auction online next month in cooperation with Debbie Sonenshine of Coldwell Banker. Currently owned by internationally-acclaimed landscape architect Scott Hostetler, most noted for his designs at the Disneyland Hotel in Hong Kong, and formerly owned by three-time Super Bowl Champion Steve Wallace, the home has appeared in countless Hollywood television, film, and music video productions, including filming for networks such as VH1, Bravo, and Lifetime and multiple Grammy-award winning recording artists, including Future and more. Currently offered for $4.5 million, the property will sell with a $2.7 million Reserve to the highest bidder.

“This property has been many years in the making and has offered a one-of-a-kind opportunity for me to design without limits, drawing inspiration from legendary European gardens to create a true masterpiece in the heart of the South,” stated Hostetler. “It’s an honor that so many Hollywood productions have chosen our home as a backdrop to creating art in another form, and being meticulously maintained over the years, the home has become a source of pride in both our family and community. We are excited for a new owner to begin the next chapter at Chateau De L’Imaginaire.”

The estate features a two-story great room/ballroom that can accommodate up to 75 guests, soaring 10-plus foot ceilings throughout, and sprawling, manicured, European-style gardens. Two commercial-grade kitchens provide function while also acting as art pieces for everyday living. For the avid collector, a 25-car motor court and 6-car garage are ideally-suited for putting a collection on display. Atlanta's temperate climate can be enjoyed from the magnificent outdoor space, including a second-floor balcony and a saltwater pool surrounded by a resort-style sundeck, creating a serene setting for alfresco entertaining.

Additional Properties Include:

2103 2653rd Road, Near Chicago, IL
Bid Online Now–October 20
Currently Listed for $3.5M. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Michael LaFido of @Properties

2930 Hurlingham Drive, Wellington, FL
Bid Online October 20–22
Currently Listed for $11.99M. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Thomas Baldwin of Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty

Villa Wind Song at Sea Horse Ranch | Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Bid Online October 20–22
Currently Listed for $5M. No Reserve. Buy Now at $3.59M.
In Cooperation with Bernhard Tietz

Waters Edge at Pickett’s Harbor | 2391 Picketts Harbor Drive, Chesapeake Bay Area, VA
Bid Online October 22–26
Previously Listed for $1.699M. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Richard Sterling of Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty

Casa de Sueños | 2505 Welborn Street, Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX
Bid Online October 27–29
Currently Listed for $4.9M. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Kyle Crews and Trey Bounds of Allie Beth Allman & Associates

The Tower Residences at the Ritz-Carlton | 2555 N Pearl Street, #RR4, Dallas, TX
Bid Online October 27–29
Currently Listed for $5.595M. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Kyle Crews and Sanders Avrea of Allie Beth Allman & Associates

3221 SW Winding Way, Treasure Coast, FL
Bid Online October 27–29
Currently Listed for $4.49M. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Kim Spears of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Las Colinas 16 | Los Cabos, Mexico
Bid Online October 27–29
Never Before Listed for Sale. Currently $4.39M. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Tristen Cutler of Destination, Powered by Cabo Cribs

Villa Lucia | Laglio, Lake Como, Italy
Bid Online October 27–29
Previously Offered for €1.5M. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Beverley Ann Rosen of Lake Como Properties

Ohi’a Park Estate | 73-4671 Kahualani Road, Kailua-Kona, Big Island, HI
Bid Online October 30–November 2
Currently Listed for $2.997M. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Lailan Bento and Kelly Valenzuela of eXp Realty

5741 Ka Hookui Place, Poipu, Kauai, HI
Bid Online November 10–13
Previously Offered for $10.9M. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Neal Norman and Susan Higgins of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

25130 Escarpment Ridge View, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Bid Online November 25–30
Currently Listed for $9.83M CAD. No Reserve.
In Cooperation with Mark D. Evernden of Century 21 Bamber

About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 41 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry. As a six-time honoree to the annual Inc. Magazine list of America's fastest-growing companies, it now joins the Inc5000 Hall of Fame; was named No. 38 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizing 360 small businesses every y I’m ear that are mastering the art of and science of growing a business in the areas of impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and business valuation; and has contributed more than 200 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit conciergeauctions.com.

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Plasma Lighting Market Growth, Trends, and Forecast Report with COVID-19 Analysis

Global Monitor

Global Plasma lighting Market is segmented by Components (Lightron, Waveguide, Cavity resonator, Bulb assembly), By Wattage, By Application and By Region

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, October 11, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Market Overview

Global plasma lighting market is poised to report a 4.51% during 2020-2026. Horticulture segment is projected to grow over the forecast period. Europe is expected to dominate the plasma lighting market during the forecast period and is likely to witness significant growth in the said market during the forecast period.

Global Plasma lighting market is growing due to increasing infrastructure development activities in emerging economies. Further, growing number of indoor farms equipped with plasma lighting across the globe and increasing demand for energy-efficient & long-lasting lights are among the other factors having a positive impact on the growth of the plasma lighting market.

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The growing adoption of LEP lights in the marine application is likely to offer lucrative opportunities for the plasma lighting market players in future. High initial costs may hamper the growth of the plasma lighting market during the forecast period.

Horticulture application is estimated to witness significant growth over the forecast period, as the requirement to carry out indoor farming is poised to rise across the world wide mainly in urban areas in the coming years.

According to the United Nations estimates, a large share of the world’s population is projected to live in cities and metropolitan areas by 2035. The land available for cultivation is expected to be insufficient to meet the food demand of the urban population.

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Additionally, increase in the logistics costs is also likely to contribute to increased prices for fresh vegetables due to the growing distance between cities and farms. This in turn is estimated to contribute to high demand for indoor farms equipped with plasma lighting in cities, thereby driving the growth of the plasma lighting market.

Europe holds the largest market share for plasma lighting due to the rise in horticulture and gardening in the whole region with countries like Romania and Poland have urban people more engaged in gardening. The countries like Belgium which has a large market for its Azalea and Flemish bay plant has promising growth in the indoor horticulture in the forecast period.

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The increasing demand for plasma lighting from emerging markets such as India and China are also affecting the overall growth of the plasma lighting market in the Asia Pacific

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