Posted On: April 2019
The serene landscapes of rolling vistas, surprising natural wonders at every turn, and scenic backdrops of nature’s gifts all provide a masterful natural experience at Grace Farms. Set throughout over eighty acres of preserved natural lands, the thoroughly modern cultural oasis aims to inspire thoughtful introspection, insightful conversation, garner unexpected outcomes, and bring individuals together from various backgrounds. Through thoughtful programming, the expert staff creates opportunities for education, inspiration, activity, and community engagement. Within Grace Farms’ Nature initiative, Earth Day programming remains an annual highlight, and this year’s swiftly approaching Earth Day celebration aims to encapsulate the importance of restoring wilderness, developing sustainable environments for wildlife to thrive, and maintaining ecosystems and infrastructures necessary for native species to return to their previously abandoned homes.
Respect for local societies and human rights are of particular importance for responsible gold-mining companies. The draft Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs), promulgated by the UK-based World Gold Council, a market development organization for the gold industry that provides information about responsible gold mining practices in addition to industry data, research, are a new framework that sets out clear expectations for investors, downstream gold supply chain participants and other stakeholders as to what constitutes responsible gold mining. A broad range of stakeholders including governments, international organizations, investors, NGOs, academics, IGOs and supply chain participants have contributed to the guidelines. Once the consultation is completed and the draft is finalized, member companies will be expected to comply with the principles.
The Watford FC Hornets literally jumped for joy in their bright yellow kits after winning a riveting match against the Wolverton Wolves at Wembley this past Saturday, April 7, beating the Wolves 3-2 in extra time, and heading off to compete in the world’s oldest football tournament, the FA Cup finals.
The influence others have in our lives can be incredible, and while some of us find our parents offer more in the way of love and leadership than any child could ask for, it is also our friends and colleagues helping to form us into the people we are today. Bill Shelton, senior vice president of marketing at USHEALTH Advisors, not only grew into the man he is now thanks to a few key people but tries to live his life as an example for others.