Focus MAR/APR 2014
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Twenty Something Spring 2014
Flats or Heels?Are you a flats or heels type of fashionista? Do you prefer style over ease? Does a stacked heel appeal more to your eye than a simple flat? Whether you prefer either a heel or a flat, shoes are an important element of our look. A classic pump can equal professionalism. A sky-high heel can rep- resent confidence. A simple flat can represent ease. Shoes are an important part of our overall look because they have the potential to complete the overall look.If you are a fashionista that loves to dress comfortably, stick with flats. Not only are flats comfortable, but you can dress them up or down. Personally, I prefer flats because they are easier on my feet and I can dress them upor down. There are a wide variety of flats, so picking a great flat to fit your personality can be an easy task. Flats, unlike heels, are easier to pair with a variety of clothing. Some flat styles that you could go for are Oxford, bal- let, and pointed toe flats. If you want a dressier flat to go with your outfit, try a pointed toe flat. If you are looking for a simple, every day type of flat, the ballet flat is a great option. For the quirkier or tailored fashionista, try an Oxford flat. In contrast to the flat, the heel.
Trafford Business Connect
A bold vision for the transformation of Stretford Town Centre has been unanimously supported and agreed by Trafford Council. The Masterplan is a timed framework representing a significant step forward in securing Stretford’s sustainable economic future over the next 10 to 15 years. During a public consultation period the community made a number of key comments and suggestions, and in the light of this the Council made a number of modifications to the plan. These included greater flexibility to the proposed future uses of Stretford Public Hall, Stretford Library remaining in its current location and identification of the vacant office units on Edge Lane to be developed for new retail and leisure uses. Also updated were the introduction of new food and drink outlets along the Bridgewater Canal and inclusion of the existing retail and leisure units at the Barton Road/Kingsway junction within the area boundary.
Jack Wolfskin Summer 2014
Our ultra high performance products are now identified by their own special logo. The logo provides at-a-glance identification of our top-of-the-range jackets, pants and rucksacks and is found only in our ALPINE TREK line. After all, it’s in the mountains that the greatest demands are made on your functional clothing and equipment. Nowhere else does the weather change so quickly. The wind gets up, the sky clouds over and the rain beats down relentlessly. The terrain is steep; it sets your heartbeat soaring. No cause for concern though – these high-end products deliver best-in-classprotection and comfort. Which leaves you free to concentrate on your ambitions.
St George Golf Academy
Spring in St. George is unlike any other – warm sunny days, flip flops and shorts, early blossoms, desert flowers scattering the landscape. . . The awakening of the earth seems to pull us outside to bask in the sun and explore the world with fresh new eyes. I never tire of spotting the bright patches of desert marigold and globe mallow that cover the hillsides each spring.As nature puts on a show of colors, it also brings a renewed sense of hope and possibility. Just as I get excited to dig in the dirt and plant seeds in my garden, I also get energized about planting those fresh, new proverbial seeds of possibility - like imagining my next creative project. . . Or how much lighter I would feel if I made more time for fun!We can consciously plant these seeds for our own growth by doing more of the things that bring us joy and peace – or we can get swept up in the mad dash of schedules and forget to appreciate the little things that add up to make a beautiful, meaningful life. Either way we will grow, and either way what we focus on will grow. What do you want to grow this season?As you approach your own goals for this spring, I invite you to explore your wellness goals with curiosity and imagination. Focus on what really gives you a sense of well-being: enjoying nourishing foods, moving your body, pursuing your passions, belly laughs. . . Let go of judgments, criticism and guilt. Focus on what you want to grow – and keep an open mind so you don’t miss something unexpected!This issue of St. George Health
Why Should I Care About Acne? cne is a very common skin condition that affects over 90% of people at some point in their lives. When adolescents are developing a strong sense of self, self-worth, value, and identity, acne not only may cause low self-esteem, it can also cause long-term and permanent scars on the skin. While almost never life threatening, if it bothers the patient, it should be treated. AWhat Causes Acne? cne is a condition that manifests as red, tainted papules and pustules in the skin especially on the face, chest, and back. It is a disorder of the skin’s pores and oil glands. All pores have a small oil gland attached to them at their bottom. When pores become plugged, the natural skin oil has nowhere to go and thus forms a bump in the skin. We also have normal natural bacteria that live on our skin attracted to the oil as a food source. These types of bacteria can also cause inflammation in the skin.
As by definition, the term ‘reparation’ means “the making amends for wrong” with synonyms such as atonement and renewal following right behind. In many other languages, the term relates to money, repairing simple things such as kitchen appliances, and even as a duty to repair a relationship with someone because of an unkind remark against them. The word itself is even written and spoken the same as it is in the English version in some countries, and what a perfect way to create a universal way to begin a trend of unification and purification. The lifestyle trend book for the Fall and Winter 2014 and 2015 season will consist of themes that will not only address the overall theme, which is “Reparation”, but will further go into detail and tend to the daily life- furniture, fashion, life, and much more. Trends such as Escapism”, “Humble Luxury”, “Purity”, “Inviolability”, and “Reborn and Revived” all consist of detailed information such as exploring spirituality, the beauty of black and white, and growing from within. Reparation is a time for ourselves, but it is also a lifestyle and a trend for the Fall and Winter 2014 and 2015 season.
The Business View
Headquartered in Atlanta, Rural Sourcing Inc., announced in late January it would open an office in downtown Mobile, ultimately employing more than 100 software developers. The company’s temporary office is located at 456 Civic Center Dr. Pictured above for the company announcement were (from left to right): Troy Wayman, Mobile Area Chamber; Congressman Bradley Byrne; Connie Hudson, Mobile County Commission; Nicole Locklear, RSI; Margaux Kaynard, RSI; Monty Hamilton, RSI; Mayor Sandy Stimpson, city of Mobile; Ingrid Miller, RSI; and Bill Sisson, Mobile Area Chamber.Headquartered in Atlanta, Rural Sourcing Inc., announced in late January it would open an office in downtown Mobile, ultimately employing more than 100 software developers. The company’s temporary office is located at 456 Civic Center Dr. Pictured above for the company announcement were (from left to right): Troy Wayman, Mobile Area Chamber; Congressman Bradley Byrne; Connie Hudson, Mobile County Commission; Nicole Locklear, RSI; Margaux Kaynard, RSI; Monty Hamilton, RSI; Mayor Sandy Stimpson, city of Mobile; Ingrid Miller, RSI; and Bill Sisson, Mobile Area Chamber.
from inspiration to installation
Perhaps it’s an ability to be open, yet closed, at once. To reflect light directlyand indirectly, brilliantly and diffusely,together. To be rigid or flexible. Or, tobe geometrically simplistic at a distance, yet vexingly complex up close. Perhaps,it’s all of these unique characteristicsat work.Whatever the reason, what’s undeniableis woven metal fabric’s uncanny knackfor inspiring creative minds.Which is precisely where CambridgeArchitectural comes in: to ensure that architects and designers have the knowledge, products, systems,and support to transform visionary designs of today into lastingarchitectural realities of tomorrow.Welcome to CambridgeArchitectural.