God’s Purpose for Your Business

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Whenever most Christians think of serving the Lord, the normal ways in which we think that happen is if we become a pastor, missionary, evangelist, Sunday school teacher or on the worship team to name a few. These areas may or may not be a fit for you and many times, as business people, we feel like an outsider.Sure we want to serve the Lord but those areas of service just don’t excite us. Don’t feel guilty about how you feel but rest assured, you’re not alone. There are many business people that feel the same way you do and believe it or not, you can serve the Lord just where He has placed you. In your business.God has called you into business for a reason. No, it’s not just to make a lot of money so you can give to your church (although that is part of it) but to make an impact with your business. He does not use only the pastor of your church to reach people. He can use you in whatever you do, including in your business.So how can God use your business? First of all a good business starts by fulfilling an unmet need with a product or service that is second to none. If executed properly, the business should be profitable and positively impact the community around.Let’s think about what a successful business can do for the community:* Allow you to give more to your church or other charitable cause* Create jobs* Have positive influence within city government* Increased tax revenue for the city* Be a mentor to other business owners, school kids, even customers* Positively impact customers, vendors, employees and their familiesWhenever a business is successful it creates a platform in which people will listen to what the owner has to say. Whether you outwardly evangelize or if you just impact people with your actions, your business is your ministry and can reach people in a way that a pastor cannot.So, ask God what is the purpose for your business. Once you understand what that is, your business will take on a whole new meaning.If you’re curious about understanding what God’s purpose is for your business and how you can create a sustainable and more profitable business to fulfill His purpose, come check out WLI Marketplace under the direction of HROCK CHURCH in Pasadena, California.WLI Marketplace is a new entrepreneurial training center that shows business owners the principles of managing a profitable business based on God’s word taught by business owners and consultants who have decades of experience running profitable businesses based on biblical principles.An information meeting for this course will be held on Sunday, February 9th from 2p-5p at the HROCK CHURCH offices on 1610 E. Elizabeth St. room U-1, Pasadena. For more information contact [email protected] or (626) 720-8107 or visit http://wagnerleadership.org/live/course_desc_template_live_WM014.htm Faith Essays & Inspirations God’s Purpose for Your Business Article and Photo by HROCK CHURCH Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 11:59 am Community News 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a commentcenter_img Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

UK-HiGEM: The New U.K. High Resolution Global Environment Model – Model description and basic evaluation

first_imgThis article describes the development and evaluation of the U.K.’s new High-Resolution Global Environmental Model (HiGEM), which is based on the latest climate configuration of the Met Office Unified Model, known as the Hadley Centre Global Environmental Model, version 1 (HadGEM1). In HiGEM, the horizontal resolution has been increased to 0.83° latitude × 1.25° longitude for the atmosphere, and 1/3° × 1/3° globally for the ocean. Multidecadal integrations of HiGEM, and the lower-resolution HadGEM, are used to explore the impact of resolution on the fidelity of climate simulations. Generally, SST errors are reduced in HiGEM. Cold SST errors associated with the path of the North Atlantic drift improve, and warm SST errors are reduced in upwelling stratocumulus regions where the simulation of low-level cloud is better at higher resolution. The ocean model in HiGEM allows ocean eddies to be partially resolved, which dramatically improves the representation of sea surface height variability. In the Southern Ocean, most of the heat transports in HiGEM is achieved by resolved eddy motions, which replaces the parameterized eddy heat transport in the lower-resolution model. HiGEM is also able to more realistically simulate small-scale features in the wind stress curl around islands and oceanic SST fronts, which may have implications for oceanic upwelling and ocean biology. Higher resolution in both the atmosphere and the ocean allows coupling to occur on small spatial scales. In particular, the small-scale interaction recently seen in satellite imagery between the atmosphere and tropical instability waves in the tropical Pacific Ocean is realistically captured in HiGEM. Tropical instability waves play a role in improving the simulation of the mean state of the tropical Pacific, which has important implications for climate variability. In particular, all aspects of the simulation of ENSO (spatial patterns, the time scales at which ENSO occurs, and global teleconnections) are much improved in HiGEM.last_img read more

The fourth season of the travel series “Sail-ho! Croatia!” Nautical Channel

first_imgYesterday, in the Meštrović Gallery in Split, a promotion of the extraordinary documentary series “Sail-ho! Croatia!”. The series, which last season attracted the attention of as many as 32,4 million people around the world, this year began filming the fourth season of the attractive Croatian travelogue.“Sail-ho” is owned by Nautical Channel, which was created in 2011 by merging SAILING CHANNEL and YACHT & SAIL channels. Currently, their television program is broadcast on hundreds of platforms: DVB-T, DVB-S, IPTV, MMDS and satellites, and is available to over 150 million viewers. Nautical Channel deals with the topics of sailing and nautical sports, surfing, kite-boarding, brings nautical news, travel, adventure, lifestyle, but also much more to lovers of the sea and travel, boaters and lovers of water sports.Since 2015, the Nautical Channel has started broadcasting the series “Sail-ho! Croatia!” which in its first season introduces viewers to Croatia, its cities, tradition and culture. In the second season, the following year, it covers the gastronomy, islands and natural beauties of the country. After returning to topics such as cities, gastronomy, cultural and historical heritage in the third season, the new 10 commissioned episodes will deal with Croatian islands, ports, natural beauties, top accommodation and interesting people on the coast. The shooting of the new episodes lasts until June, four of them have been filmed so far, and their broadcasting on the Nautical Channel will start in October. In addition to the city of Zagreb, some of the destinations that will be presented in the fourth season are Dubrovnik, Ston, Korcula, the island of Vis, Makarska, Baska Voda, Split, Trogir and the islands of Ugljan, Pasman, Dugi Otok, Rab, Cres and Losinj.“Croatian nautical tourism is at the very top of the world and it is a true image product of Croatia. Last year, the charter achieved 474.000 arrivals and 3,2 million overnight stays, and in the first five months of this year we recorded 25 percent more arrivals and 29 percent more overnight stays, ”ahead of the new season of Sail-ho! Croatia!” said the head of the Department for Strategic Projects of the Croatian Tourist Board, Dubravko Šimenc.The filming of the mentioned series leaves a mark on Croatian tourism. Directly, Croatia is represented on the market through one of the world’s most prestigious nautical TV channels. Her debut in 2015 significantly strengthened the brand with which Croatia wants to present itself to the outside world. Also, the duration of the series positions Croatia among the leaders in nautical tourism in the Mediterranean, to which many professionals return, but also lovers of the sea and water sports. Of course, with a consecutive appearance on the Nautical Channel, guests of higher purchasing power are attracted to Croatia throughout the year.The brand CROATIA, a brand of nautical paradise, rich and varied gastronomic offer, sun and summer attracts an increasing number of foreign guests (emphasis is placed on sailors here), also raises the quality of guests and leads to revenue growth. In addition, we can certainly conclude that this contributes to the extension of the tourist season and the attraction of foreign investors in the tourism sector.”Nautical tourism is extremely important to us, it is the fastest growing branch of tourism, and we know that boaters are the first to open the season and the last to close it, and that greatly contributes to our goal of year-round tourism. With this kind of promotion, Croatia will surely get where we believe we belong, and that is among the 20 most competitive countries in the world “, said the State Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Tonči Glavina.The promotion in Split, along with Šimenc and Glavina, was attended by the General Manager of Nautical Channel Andrew Miller and the Director of the County Tourist Board Joško Stella and the Director of the Split Tourist Board Alijana Vukšić.What undiscovered beauties of Croatia have captured this season, we have to see in the fall. Or to close with the words of Andrew Miller from Nautical Channel: “We can’t wait to find out as much as possible, because Croatia is definitely a positive discovery for us and with each new episode we discover something new and interesting.”So far, the first three seasons are “Sail-Ho! Croatia ”broadcast over 30 times on Nautical Chanel and viewed over 2.400.000 times on Youtube channel. The main partners of the series are ACI Club, Croatian National Tourist Board, HEP, Croatia Airlines, Zagreb Tourist Board, Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Split Port Authority, Zadar County Tourist Board, Zadar Port Authority, Zadar Airport and others.last_img read more

Spotlight on the Gold Coast’s most exclusive waterfront residences

first_imgWork has started on what is set to be one of the most luxurious offerings on the Gold Coast – the first ever apartments within the exclusive Sovereign Island enclave.There has already been strong interest in the eight-residence project known as The Sovereign, with buyers keen to take advantage of the limited offering.The Sovereign has been designed in line with the prestige of the island enclave.The $31 million project by Vested Group, at 15-19 Royal Albert Crescent, is expected to be completed by June 2020. Vested Group director Ian Chester said the aim was to develop something exclusive, in line with the prestige of Sovereign Island as a luxury enclave. He also confirms that the construction cost is about the same to build a 25-unit development, and no expense has been spared.The island on the northern end of the Gold Coast is connected to the mainland at Paradise Point via a bridge and is so tightly held that only six properties have changed hands this year.It is one of the most luxurious areas on the Gold Coast, with deep water moorings and homes with multi-million-dollar price tags. In fact, few homes in this area sell for less than $2 million and a record sale of $11.05 million was chalked up last year.Residents will have access to a landscaped swimming pool, and a private rooftop terrace and entertainment area.Chester said The Sovereign was a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to build something that would set a new benchmark for luxury apartment living.“This is truly a bespoke luxury living project. And not only will the quality of the building be impressive but so will the water views. As the highest set building on the island, the views will never be built out,” he said.“There is an increasing demand from discerning buyers for this type of living. Interest has already come from professionals, baby boomers, downsizers and weekenders. These residences are as big as some of the homes on the island, so we have taken great care in designing something special that fits in with those grand proportions.”Only 45 per cent of the site will be built on and the three-storey building will have only eight apartments in total: two penthouses, two sub-penthouses and four large ground floor apartments.The design brief was to deliver the ultimate in luxury and resort-style living.Lead architect, Sandra Browne of Cottee Parker Architects, revealed a key design element had been to split the complex into two “pavilion houses,” which allowed for a view corridor from the street through to the water.All apartments will have spacious open-plan living areas and quiet zones.Browne said as well as helping to capture views, splitting the design into two pavilion houses created a more intimate development, reinforcing the luxury and privacy for the residents.“The ground floor units are angled and set back to negate any privacy concerns, the penthouses individually occupy an entire floor plate, so they have no shared neighbours with a party wall, and windows to the entry spine have been staggered and screened to avoid any overlooking issues.”The apartments have been designed with spacious open-plan living areas, and there are also quiet zones that act as a retreat for residents.Each unit is really more of an elevated home ranging from 329sqm to a staggering 739sqm, and all ground floor residences will have their own plunge pool.The considered design incorporates granite, marble and limestone throughout.They each have three or four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a media room plus each has a combination of timber and wool carpet floors. There is air conditioning, CBUS home automation technology, and state-of-the-art technology and appliances throughout, including Gaggenau and Sub Zero. Each space also features granite, marble and limestone extensively throughout.Residents will have access to a full-time concierge service, which will organise everything from car and boat washing, to driving residents to the airport, and booking a massage or theatre tickets. There will also be a residents’ swimming pool and a private rooftop terrace with 360-degree views, barbecue and entertainment area.The Sovereign will deliver the ultimate in luxury and resort-style living.The development also has its own mini marina, so each apartment comes with a private berth of up to 65 feet and three car parking spaces.While confident they have thought of everything needed for the project, Chester said there was some ability for those who signed up early to have some input and customise their home.Priced from $3.145 million to $5.45 million, Chester said the prices were about 35% less than buyers in southern states were already paying for similar products.All renders designed by Studio 5253 and supplied courtesy of Vested Group.last_img read more