IntelStor Steps into Second Decade with Thomson Reuters Partnership Agreement

Thomson Reuters Partnership IntelStor

A cloud-based market intelligence ecosystem for renewable energy

Thomson Reuters Partnership IntelStor

Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services

Thomson Reuters Partnership IntelStor

Reuters Events serves a diverse range of industries and places a focus on the challenges and opportunities resulting from technological and strategic innovation

The partnership will have a particular focus on the Reuters Events subsidiary of Reuters News & Media Incorporated, which produces industry leading events

Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI)

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, September 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — IntelStor LLC (“IntelStor”), a cloud-based market intelligence ecosystem for renewable energy, has signed an agreement with Reuters News & Media Incorporated, a division of Thomson Reuters Corporation (“Thomson Reuters”) (TSX/NYSE: TRI), for the distribution of content as well as partnership on business development activities.

The partnership will have a particular focus on the Reuters Events subsidiary of Reuters News & Media Incorporated, which produces industry leading events in the verticals of Energy, Pharmaceuticals, Transport & Travel, Insurance, Marketing and Technology.

The scope of the agreement will allow for Thomson Reuters and Reuters Events to distribute IntelStor research content through its various media distribution channels and for the two companies to work collaboratively on mutual client relationship development across all areas of business for both companies.

IntelStor market research content including reports, expert presentations and industry analysis will be developed to coincide with Reuters Events, and the scope of capabilities of the Reuters Events division will be expanded to include offering IntelStor market and technology intelligence. Partners and sponsors of Reuters Events will also have exclusive collaboration opportunities on market research reports and intelligence offerings developed in cooperation with IntelStor.

“Reuters Events produces the highest quality and most engaging industry events I have had the pleasure to participate in. This partnership will allow both Thomson Reuters and IntelStor to grow and expand our capabilities as the world looks at improving sustainability, driving to higher levels of energy efficiency and expanding cost-effective clean energy technologies to everyone. Together we are committed to these endeavors and to ensuring that anyone with whom we partner can achieve these strategic objectives as well,” says IntelStor Founder & CEO, Philip Totaro.

According to Alphonse Hardel, Head of Business Development for Reuters News & Media Incorporated, “We are delighted to partner with IntelStor which has spent the past ten years aggregating and analyzing renewable energy market and product data. The rigor and quality standards which IntelStor adheres to in their data gathering and client services approach mirrors our own Thomson Reuters Trust Principles on integrity, and freedom from bias in the gathering and dissemination of information and news. We look forward to a fruitful partnership and taking the next steps to support the growth of renewable energy around the world.”

Founded in September 2010 by renewable energy industry veteran Philip Totaro, IntelStor has developed into a fully digitized market research and consulting services provider. Complete with a global renewable energy asset database, tecno-economic analysis capabilities, product and technology benchmarking as well as intellectual property risk analytics, IntelStor is widely regarded as a market leader within the renewable energy sector.

About IntelStor

IntelStor is at the nexus of technical, legal and market research in order to collate intelligence and convert it into action. Our strategic market analysis has led to the funding justification of over US$600M in R&D investment and the development of multi-million dollar product and service offerings. We have provided legal, technical and commercial due-diligence for over US$1.8B in M&A with clients based throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. More information is available at www.intelstor.com.

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Our products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news service – Reuters. For more information on Thomson Reuters, visit www.tr.com and for the latest world news, www.reuters.com.

About Reuters Events

Reuters Events serves a diverse range of industries and places a focus on the challenges and opportunities resulting from technological and strategic innovation. For more information on Reuters Events, visit www.reutersevents.com.

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Sanitary Paper Market Report 2020 by Supply, Demand, Sale, Price, Share, Revenue, COVID-19 Impact and Top Manufacturers

A new market study, titled “Global Sanitary Paper Market Professional Survey Report 2019”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, September 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sanitary Paper Market

The global Sanitary Paper market was valued at million US$ in 2018 and will reach million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of during 2019-2025. This report focuses on Sanitary Paper volume and value at global level, regional level and company level. From a global perspective, this report represents overall Sanitary Paper market size by analyzing historical data and future prospect.
Regionally, this report categorizes the production, apparent consumption, export and import of Sanitary Paper in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India.

For each manufacturer covered, this report analyzes their Sanitary Paper manufacturing sites, capacity, production, ex-factory price, revenue and market share in global market.

The following manufacturers are covered:
Voith
Seiko
Procter&Gamble
Kimberly-Clark
Georgia-Pacific
Metsa
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget
Seventh Generation (US)
Oji Holdings(JP)
Wausau Paper
Solaris
Cascades
Sofidel
Roses
Atlas
Merfin
Kruger
VonDrehle
Soundview
Yuen Foong Yu Paper(TW)
Hengan Group(CN)
APP
Vinda Group(CN)
C&S Paper (CN)
Dongguan White Swan Paper
Shandong Tralin
Guangxi Guitang Group
Dongguan White Swan Paper
Jiangsu Shuangdeng Paper

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Segment by Regions
North America
Europe
China
Japan
Southeast Asia
India

Segment by Type
Pulp Paper
Recycled Paper

Segment by Application
Household
Commercial

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Disposable Oxygen Masks Market Report 2020 by Supply, Demand, Sale, Price, COVID-19 Impact and Top Manufacturers

A new market study, titled “Global Disposable Oxygen Masks Market Professional Survey Report 2019”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, September 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Disposable Oxygen Masks Market

The global Disposable Oxygen Masks market was valued at million US$ in 2018 and will reach million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of during 2019-2025. This report focuses on Disposable Oxygen Masks volume and value at global level, regional level and company level. From a global perspective, this report represents overall Disposable Oxygen Masks market size by analyzing historical data and future prospect.

Regionally, this report categorizes the production, apparent consumption, export and import of Disposable Oxygen Masks in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India. For each manufacturer covered, this report analyzes their Disposable Oxygen Masks manufacturing sites, capacity, production, ex-factory price, revenue and market share in global market.

The following manufacturers are covered:
Medline Industries
Drive Medical
McKesson
TeleFlex
Dynarex
Fosmedic
Besmed
BLS Systems
Flexicare Medical
Heyer Medical
American Medical Rentals
Ambu
CareFusion
Allied Healthcare
George Philips

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Segment by Regions
North America
Europe
China
Japan
Southeast Asia
India

Segment by Type
Pediatric Disposable Oxygen Masks
Adult Disposable Oxygen Masks

Segment by Application
Hospitals
Clinics
Other Health Facilities

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Paper Facial Mask Market Report by Supply, Demand, Size, Share and Forecast to 2025

A new market study, titled “Global Paper Facial Mask Market Professional Survey Report 2020”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, September 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Paper Facial Mask Market

The global Paper Facial Mask market was valued at million US$ in 2018 and will reach million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of during 2019-2025. This report focuses on Paper Facial Mask volume and value at global level, regional level and company level. From a global perspective, this report represents overall Paper Facial Mask market size by analyzing historical data and future prospect.

Regionally, this report categorizes the production, apparent consumption, export and import of Paper Facial Mask in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India. For each manufacturer covered, this report analyzes their Paper Facial Mask manufacturing sites, capacity, production, ex-factory price, revenue and market share in global market.

The following manufacturers are covered:
Shanghai Chicmax
My Beauty Diary
DR.JOU Biotech
Yujiahui
Herborist
THE FACE SHOP
SK-II
Choiskycn
L&P
Estee Lauder
Pechoin
Yalget
Avon
Kose
Olay
Shiseido
Loreal
Inoherb
Cel-derma
Proya

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Segment by Regions
North America
Europe
China
Japan
Southeast Asia
India

Segment by Type
Anti-Aging Mask
Hydrating Mask
Whitening Mask
Others

Segment by Application
Oil Skin
Normal Skin
Dry Skin
Combination Skin

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Konstantin Lichtenwald Assesses New Not-for-Profit Reporting Requirements

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CPA Konstantin Lichtenwald assesses new reporting requirements for not-for-profit companies.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The latest not-for-profit reporting requirements for CPAs are unusual. That's because, as opposed to requiring more detail, these requirements generally ask for less detail to be reported in statements. This means adjusting to the new requirements should be easy for nonprofit companies and their CPAs. However, CPA Konstantin Lichtenwald outlined some of the new reporting requirements not-for-profit companies do not want to overlook.

"One major change CPAs will see is that all private nonprofit organizations will now be expected to use one single format for reportings," Konstantin Lichtenwald said. "Organizations like museums and universities will now adhere to the same reporting standards as trade associations and hospitals."

Konstantin Lichtenwald explained that, after time, this should be easier for CPAs and nonprofit organizations, as the industry will have a uniform reporting format for all industries. Konstantin Lichtenwald added that another change made was in regard to the reporting of expenses. Per these new regulations, all nonprofit organizations will report expenses by natural and functional categories. This reporting was previously only required for welfare and voluntary health organizations, but it will now apply to all nonprofits.

"CPAs will notice that nonprofit organizations reporting cash flow from operations using the direct method will no longer be required to provide a reconciliation of changes in cash flows and net assets," Konstantin Lichtenwald said. "We can expect to see more organizations choosing the direct method as it requires less time, effort, and length when preparing the statement."

Konstantin Lichtenwald added that nonprofits will now be able to report investment returns net of expenses related to those investments. Previously, nonprofits were required to report investment expenses separately. This update to the reporting process should make reporting investments easier for nonprofit companies. It will also allow the internal and external investments of multiple nonprofit companies to be compared more easily.

Konstantin Lichtenwald explained that changes commonly occur in the reporting requirements for nonprofit organizations. Having a qualified CPA, like Konstantin Lichtenwald, with a specialization in taxation, corporate finance, and financial reporting for nonprofit and for-profit businesses can take the uncertainty out of your reporting process.

Lichtenwald is equipped with more than 15 years of finance and accounting experience, and he is able to offer a hands-on approach to helping your nonprofit financial team understand new reporting requirements and potential future changes as well.

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Frontline Workers Report Lack of Financial & Mental Health Support from Employers

Frontline Worker

While 77% of Workers Say They Have Proper Safety Equipment, only 40% Feel Employers Have Helped Them Financially

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Research about frontline workers released today by SoapBoxSample reveals startling information about the experiences of essential employees. The survey of 416 essential workers, fielded May 8 – 13, 2020 highlighted the opinions of those who serve on the frontlines, either by dealing directly with the public in providing an essential service or by administering health care. Workers are more slightly more likely to express concerns about bringing the infection home to their families (72%) than they are about contracting COVID-19 themselves (69%). They are less concerned about losing their jobs (45%).

Additionally, while most workers (77%) report that their employers have provided them with necessary safety equipment, and 70% say their employers are doing what they can to keep them safe, there are two key areas where employers have fallen behind. Only 46% of essential workers report that their employer has provided them with access to mental health resources. Among all the categories explored in the survey, financial support is the area essential workers feel least supported, with just 40% saying their company has helped them financially during the pandemic. As part of their ongoing research on the impact of COVID-19, SoapBoxSample released a special supplement on essential workers as part of their n=pandemic research journal, with an accompanying one-page infographic highlighting the findings.

“Essential workers face great risks every day,” said Jacqueline Rosales, COO of SoapBoxSample and icanmakeitbetter. “Too often we rely on news organizations or statements from companies for information about what’s happening on the front lines of the pandemic. By going directly to essential workers, and asking them about their experiences, we can gain a greater understanding of what’s really going on.”

When asked how they feel about working on the frontlines, sentiments ranged from scared and stressed to frustrated. Many expressed that they felt fortunate to have a job and shared feelings of humbleness and pride at being able to help others during these unprecedented times. One survey respondent who works as a nurse treating victims of COVID-19 commented, “This is why I became a nurse. To be there for people when no one else will.”

“I feel like I am putting my life and my family’s life at risk by working, but I don’t have a choice,” commented one worker. “Customers don’t respect your space…uncaring at times and rude, “stated another. When asked how the public can help make their jobs easier, many mentioned wearing a mask, social distancing and embracing cleaning procedures. One respondent commented, “Remember that those of us still working have families that we are concerned about.”

To access SoapBoxSample’s comprehensive report on COVID-19, visit SoapBoxSample.com/pandemic. Visitors can download the 68-page journal, which covers the US public’s perceptions of the virus, shopping habits, work life, experiences with quarantining, finances, government, business owners, and many more. SoapBoxSample has made this valuable research available at no charge, in the hope that the data they have gathered can help communities understand the fundamental shifts caused by the pandemic.

Recently SoapBoxSample gained national attention for their work in helping communities evaluate the spread of COVID-19 through antibody testing. In March 2020, they released the results of a comprehensive study that measured the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in hundreds of Los Angeles County residents. That study was featured on the KTLA Evening News, Business Insider and The Journal of the American Medical Association. In August of 2020, SoapBoxSample released the results of a similar study involving Riverside County.

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Technology Will Address Recycling Woes in St. Louis

Environmental Friendly Solution

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Company to Create Green Jobs in North St. Louis

We are eager to bring this much needed green solution and all of its benefits to the residents of the St. Louis region.”

— Ryan Bird

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — New Planet Energy, LLC (“New Planet”), an innovative solution provider for solid waste management is ready to begin construction in North St. Louis of a modern, demonstrably reliable waste processing facility that will recover, reuse, and divert more than 80% of residential trash from landfills. “We have our location and all of our permits and are ready to begin construction once we secure the waste contracts from local municipalities,” said Ryan Bird, CEO of New Planet, “We are eager to bring this much needed green solution and all of its benefits to the residents of the St. Louis region.”

The recycling movement in the United States is at a challenging crossroads due to shifting global trade dynamics. China, the largest buyer of U.S. recyclables, has gradually reduced and restricted the amount of U.S. recyclables that it accepts since 2018, which has significantly altered supply and demand and reduced the value of recycled scrap commodities, such as plastics. Other countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, and India, do not accept nearly enough U.S. recyclables to make up the difference. With the current relatively small domestic demand for traditional recyclable materials, the result is that far more recyclables end up in landfills than most Americans realize. In the City of St. Louis, for instance, as much as 75% of recyclables end up in a landfill each year. “I’m excited to help and be a part of bringing this environmentally sound solution to the St Louis region”, said Clifford Franklin, president of FUSE, a St. Louis-based public relations and advertising firm.

In cities where recycling is important to residents, local officials are searching for answers. New Planet proposes an innovative and proven solution to effectively sort recyclables for maximum recovery of materials and create a U.S. government-approved alternative fuel from residential trash. Their resulting product, called Solid Recovered Fuel (“SRF”), will serve as a renewable energy source in local industrial plants.

This is an enormous win for the environment and for the St. Louis region. The solution we propose will simplify the collection process for residents and haulers, drastically reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the wear and tear and noise on streets, and offer a more sustainable solution for years to come,” says Bird, “What we offer is something that will benefit the residents of the St. Louis community for generations.”

How it works.
Residents would put all their waste into one bin. Municipalities would deliver the collected material to New Planet’s facility in North St. Louis. Workers, aided by state-of-the-art technology, would separate out valuable recyclables and the rest of the materials would be converted to SRF, a renewable alternative energy source, which would be sold to large industrial users. This process allows New Planet to divert over 80% from the landfill. The conversion process itself is completely indoors and controlled, releasing no harmful emissions or foul odors.

Additional benefits include:

• Reduction of St. Louis’s carbon footprint by diverting waste from landfills, which emit large amounts of greenhouse gases.
• Reduction of the number of trucks on the road which in turn reduces noise and wear and tear on City streets. Because residents can put all their waste in one bin, municipalities can significantly reduce the number of collection trucks and the number of miles their trucks drive, further reducing St Louis’ carbon footprint.
• A simpler, more effective system that is less confusing for residents. This process allows for 100% resident participation in recycling.

New Planet has control of a site near I-70 and Adelaide Avenue in North St. Louis and has received the needed environmental permits to build its $90M plant. It plans to hire from the local community, giving residents access to good-paying jobs at a time when they are badly needed. Construction will begin once New Planet secures the necessary waste stream from St. Louis and the surrounding municipalities.

“St. Louis could become one of the first major cities in the U.S. to achieve a Zero Waste goal,” said Chris Goodson, a St. Louis entrepreneur, former Police Commissioner, and member of the local development team for the project. “Our goal is to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions from landfills at the same time we provide a local solution to managing our solid waste, which in turn creates local jobs. This would be revolutionary for the St. Louis region and make it a better place for St. Louisans to live and businesses to thrive.”

To view a brief video and learn more, go to https://www.newplanetenergy.com/st-louis.

Stephanie Lewis
FUSE
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Servers and HPC Clusters with Intel 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processors

Koi Computers Servers, Clusters, Workstations

Koi Computers, an Intel Data Center Specialist, is now offering servers and clusters integrated with Intel’s 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors.

Intel always manages to bring new products to market at the forefront of demand—especially impressive in this challenging environment”

— Koi Computers’ Federal Business Development Manager Catherine Ho

CHICAGO, ILL., U.S., August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Koi Computers, an Intel Data Center Specialist and Platinum Partner, is a complete HPC solution provider now offering servers and clusters integrated with Intel’s leading-edge 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors. These processors feature:
• Enhanced Performance: Delivers multi-socket core count density with up to 28 cores per processor and up to 224 cores per platform in an 8-socket configuration.
• Enhanced Intel Deep Learning Boost: Powered by the industry’s first x86 support of Brain Floating Point 16-bit (blfoat16) and Vector Neural Network Instructions (VNNI) it delivers up to 1.93% more AI training performance vs. the previous generation.
• More Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI): Up to six Intel UPI channels increase platform scalability and improve inter-CPU bandwidth for I/O- intensive workloads versus the previous generation.
• Increased DDR4 Memory Speed and Capacity: Memory subsystem enhancements include support for up to 6 channels of DDR4-3200 MT/s and 16Gb DIMMs, with up to 256GB DDR4 DIMMs per socket.
• Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512: AVX-512 boosts performance and throughput for the most demanding computational tasks. Now available with up to 2 Fused Multiply Add (FMA) instructions, beginning with Intel Xeon Gold 5300 processors.
• Support for Intel Optane SSDs and Intel QLC 3D NAND SSDs: Delivers industry-leading combination of high throughput, low latency, high QoS, an ultra-high endurance to break through data access bottlenecks.

As an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization, Koi Computers has been trusted by Intel to bring top-of-the-line HPC technology to both enterprise and government organizations for 25 years. These HPC solutions accelerate a full range of in-demand HPC applications including Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning.
Koi Computers’ Federal Business Development Manager Catherine Ho said, “We are excited about this new processor and the capabilities it will add to our servers and clusters. Intel always manages to bring new products to market at the forefront of demand—especially impressive in this challenging environment.”
For more information visit: https://koicomputers.com/intel-3rd-gen/
Headquartered in Greater Chicago since 1995, Koi Computers has been working with top technology manufacturers to deliver scalable high performance computing and technology solutions that improve efficiency, reliability and speed. The company’s world-class engineering team specializes in building custom IT solutions that accommodate today’s needs and tomorrow’s vision with services that include performance benchmarking and outstanding support. Koi Computers has a strong track record of developing, building and deploying HPC technology for the U.S. Federal Government with satisfactory ratings in CPARS and Past Performance. The company is a Prime Contract Holder of the GSA IT Schedule 70, NASA SEWP V, and NITAAC CIO-CS contracts. To learn more, call: 888-LOVE-KOI (888-568-3564); email: sales@koicomputers.com or visit https://www.koicomputers.com. 630-363-8081.

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The Ripple Effects of Kindness

Podcast about how to be happy.

Happiness Podcast

Creator of the Happiness Podcast

Dr. Robert Puff

Skills for learning about being kind.

Kindness matters

When we treat others with kindness, there is a ripple effect that is felt through the lives of countless people around the world.

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — It only takes a spark
to get a fire going,
and soon all those around
will warm up to its glowing ….

That old song, called “Pass It On,” used to be a popular one to end campouts and church retreats. Everyone would gather in a circle in the dark with an unlit candle, and as they sang the song, one candle would be illuminated. Then that candle would be touched to the wick of another, and the person holding that candle would pivot to the next, and so on, until every candle was lit and the darkness was driven away.

It only took a spark.

Lately, I’ve been thinking of kindness in that way — how it spreads from person to person, with the potential to light up the world.

Over the last 30 years, I’ve been listening to people’s stories — the stories of their lives, and of what has caused them to be the way they are. Everyone has these stories of events from their past that caused them either unhappiness or happiness.

One thing I’ve learned in all this time is that we affect one another, and the way we treat others matters.

There’s no getting around the cruel fact that the actions of people we’re raised with matter. Some parents are loving, supportive, and kind, but then there are those who are cruel or even abusive. The words of such parents can have a lasting impact, with statements like “I wish you’d never been born,” or “You’ll never amount to anything.” This can become part of a playlist that their children return to again and again throughout their lives, because it’s incredibly difficult to change to a different soundtrack when one is so embedded into our subconscious.

Cruel words are sadly common, but physical or even sexual cruelty are also enacted upon children, and the memories of these actions, too, can reverberate for years.

You may know someone who had a very challenging childhood growing up, and if you do, you have likely seen the ripple effects of that early trauma. These people may leave their childhood and their families in the past, but as adults they may move on to instigating abuse in their own relationships, or they may numb themselves with drugs and alcohol.

Even if they avoid physical abuse of themselves (through substances) or others (through violence), people who were raised in an atmosphere of unkindness may themselves resort to being unkind to the people in their lives — the people they love. What we see in these situations is a cycle of pain that moves from one generation to the next.

Something that has surprised me over the years is that I have known people who went through incredibly difficult childhoods, and they have turned out beautifully. We might look at this outcome as being seemingly miraculous. How did they do it? How did they end the cycle of pain?

This is a topic I have explored with close attention for decades, and what I have found is that love makes its mark in people’s lives. When people who have had challenging upbringings turn out helpful, loving, and kind, I believe we are seeing ripples of a loving presence that made its mark on their lives, perhaps outside of the home.

I really believe that no matter how challenging our young lives were, someone probably loved us unconditionally. Someone showed us unconditional kindness, even in the darkest of hours. It could be anyone. Are they angels? Are they beings that were sent to help us? Whatever they are, they’re with all of us, and the spark of their lovingkindness passes on and on.

I’ve never found anyone who didn’t have someone in their lives who showed them some kindness, some love, even when it seemed like everyone else in their lives was cruel to them.

Here’s what I know about kindness: It has a ripple effect. The love of a single kind, angelic presence can issue from them in wave after wave after wave, washing over and through us and continuing on to touch those in our path. For some, even with the horrible things that are happening in their lives, they are able to take this kindness and turn it into something beautiful.

All of us have opportunities in our lives to be kind to others — to say something encouraging, to treat them in a friendly way, to show expressions of kindness toward them — and when we do this, we create a ripple of kindness that radiates in two directions: outward and inward.

The kindness that radiates outward toward others can help them to improve their lives by giving them hope, by helping them through difficult times, or by putting a smile on their face. We often do not know the effects of our kindness on others, but we can be sure that it makes a difference. It could be that someone goes home with a happier heart, and thus is more likely to share kindness with loved ones — perhaps with children.

And beyond eliciting a simple smile, our stopping and making time for kindness to others might pull them out of dark despair. It might help them when we don’t realize that they’re having a hard time. It could even spare a precious life from being ended through suicide. We don’t know how far our ripples extend, but I believe they can go very far sometimes, and just by the mindset of love and care, we can help others to live an improved life.

Kindness is a source of hope for the hopeless. It opens the door to positive possibilities. When others are being kind to us and they really don’t have to be, we take that in. We say, “Oh, maybe there is love, and maybe I can let that love in and even love myself.” Even if we feel that we do not deserve kindness, we understand that someone else feels differently about us and our value and worth. Kindness loosens our bonds to let that love in, and as a result, we may begin to show compassion toward our own stoutly beating heart.

The ripple effects of kindness affect the people we come in contact with and the people they encounter after they leave us, and there is every reason to expect that the beat goes on and on and on. “It only takes a spark,” as the song says. The more kindness we show, the more the world around us will become a much more beautiful place. There is so much negativity and darkness in our world, but our kindness can be a light.

I remember once going on a tour of a cave. There is a moment in most such tours where the guide turns out the lights, and there is no dark like that. It is a fact of physics that light can’t bend; it can travel only in a straight line. Once we’re in a cave like that, we’ve moved through narrow passages and around corners and up and down slopes, and there was no way for a ray of light to follow us there. That would be physically impossible.

If someone in the tour group happened to have a watch with a glowing dial or a lighted digital display, what a difference that would make! That light, imperceptible in the light of day, would be so bright in a dark cave because it’s the only source of light to be found. Kindness is like this. When we’re in our darkest places, the spark of the simplest friendly gesture can illuminate our lives and guide us on our way.

When the lights finally do come on in this part of the standard cave tour, what an experience that is. It is almost blinding. Maybe this would be considered low light under normal circumstances; maybe there’s hardly any light at all. But kindness shines when people are in despair or struggling, and we can help people navigate by our example.

For the people in our daily lives — our friends and our family members — we have an opportunity throughout the day to share our kindness with them. Where we might come home to them and tease them, kid them, or make fun of them, we can instead choose a loving word that can encourage and lift them. This is something we can do throughout the day, wherever we are.

I have often counseled couples were struggling in their relationship. The main thing I try to impart to them is the importance of a tender word. I encourage them to say something friendly to them throughout each day to give each other hope and help them to feel love. We experience love through kindness, in romantic relationships, but also in our daily lives. For example, in the workplace, if we are a supervisor with employees who report to us, we can correct them, but for every correction, we should give them dozens of words of encouragement, too.

Sometimes people choose to be unkind to us. When this happens, a good choice can be to walk away and put distance between ourselves and the ugliness. Another alternative? We can be kind back to the person who has chosen to treat us cruelly. We are never required to be giving to those who take from us, emotionally or otherwise, but it is an option we might want to try, and a potent one. Unlikely as it seems, kindness is one of the most important forces in the universe.

I mentioned that kindness can radiate outwards toward others, but it can also radiate inwards towards ourselves. When this happens, we open ourselves up to happiness.

The truth is, happiness is only possible through kindness. We are not going to find happiness in our hearts if we treat others with unkindness, because kindness is part of the journey toward happiness. We honestly do need to be kind toward others if we want to find peace in our lives.

Those people who are kind are much more likely to be happy in life. They don’t have to look in the mirror and say, “I’m a cruel, unkind person.” Instead they can say that even if people are treating them unkindly, they can be kind toward others.

It is really important that we understand the value of maintaining boundaries when we are dealing with cruel and sadistic people. Everyone needs kindness in their lives, but those who would choose to abuse you do not need their kindness to come from you. If someone is being cruel to you in your life right now, you should recognize that you have the right to get up and walk away — and if someone is being physically or sexually abusive, you must find a way to exit that situation the moment you can do so safely. There are resources to help, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233).

Beyond abuse, many of us find that the world is not a kind place, but even when we see others out to cause misery and unhappiness, we can choose to be that watch dial in the cave, or that circle of candles, lit one wick to the next until night starts to look like day. When we take the many opportunities we have to be kind throughout the day, we can feel the ripple effects of kindness inside of us, radiating through self-love.

There are many parts to living a happy life, but one of the main ones is kindness. I doubt you or I will ever meet a truly happy person who is unkind, because a person who is unkind will never find happiness. The ripple effects would be so damaging to themselves and to others in their lives.

You are reading this because you desire a life filled with happiness. Maybe we all want such a life, but you have taken steps to embrace happiness and to welcome it into your life. I have been talking about happiness for quite a long time, with individual, with groups, and with listeners and readers in various formats. I am always promoting the value of meditation — of finding that still, small voice inside of us, of getting in sync with nature, of slowing down our frenzied lives. I suggest making time for pleasure and counting our blessings. But one of the most important means to becoming happy is kindness. It’s the one component of a happy life that has no substitute and that must be our set point if we are to know the bliss we seek.

All of us are here in this human existence so that we can be happy and at peace. We can create happiness in ourselves by one means more than any other: by being kind. And because kindness ripples outward, we can make the world a better place if we work towards cultivating kindness in others.

Random acts of kindness

An old bumper sticker used to implore other drivers to “Practice Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.” These days we often hear about random acts of kindness being performed. Many of us have been in a line at the coffee shop where one customer after another picks up the tab for the customer next in line, and unbroken chains of random kindness can last for days.

Here are a few kind acts that may light a spark in you — one that can light another person’s candle, and then another’s.

• Walk someone’s cart from the parking lot to the cart corral.
• Hold a door.
• Offer a sincere compliment.
• Leave an extra-large tip.
• Pick up and throw away a piece of litter.
• Give canned goods to a food drive.
• Offer to pick up items from a store for a shut-in.
• Shovel or sweep a neighbor’s walk.
• Leave an encouraging note under a stranger’s windshield wiper.
• Do an extra task to lighten a coworker’s load.
• Hug (with permission) a loved one who looks down.
• Bring donuts to the office.
• Spend time with a child in your life.

Here’s hoping (and knowing) that the kindness you show comes right back to you, in the words of the Beatles song “The End”: “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

About the Happiness Podcast

If you would like to learn more, the latest episode of the Happiness Podcast, hosted and created by Dr. Robert Puff, is now available. The Happiness Podcast has over 250 episodes, with over 8 million downloads. Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D., author of 13 books, TV show host, Psychology Today blogger, and corporate trainer, has been studying the actions it takes to reach the highest levels of human achievement for decades.

It is titled, #289 Happiness – The Ripple Effects of Kindness

https://www.happinesspodcast.org/289-happiness-the-ripple-effects-of-kindness/

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BRANDENBURG ENERGY ANNOUNCES REVOCATION OF CEASE TRADE ORDERS

BRANDENBURG ENERGY ANNOUNCES REVOCATION OF CEASE TRADE ORDERS

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Brandenburg Energy Corp. (“Brandenburg” or the "Company") is pleased to announce that effective today (the “Effective Date”), the British Columbia Securities Commission and the Alberta Securities Commission (together, the “Securities Regulators”) have issued orders revoking their cease trade orders, originally issued in respect of the securities of the Company on, respectively, January 6, 2015, and April 7, 2015.

On August 27, 2020, the Company filed (i) its audited annual financial statements, annual management's discussion and analysis, and related certifications for the years ended August 31, 2019 and 2018, (ii) its unaudited interim financial statements and the related management's discussion and analysis for the interim periods ended November 30, 2019, February 29, 2020 and May 31, 2020, (iii) Form 52-110F2 – Disclosure by Venture Issuers, (iv) Form 58-101F2 – Corporate Governance Disclosure (Venture Issuers), and (v) Form 51-102F6V – Statement of Executive Compensation – Venture Issuers (collectively, the “Continuous Disclosure Documents”). The Continuous Disclosure Documents are available for review online under the Company’s profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Following the filing of the Continuous Disclosure Documents, the Company is up-to-date with its continuous disclosure obligations.

In connection with the Company's applications for the revocation of the cease trade orders, the Company provided an undertaking to the Securities Regulators that it would hold an annual meeting of shareholders of the Company within three months of the Effective Date. The Company has met all other conditions required by the securities commissions for revocation of the cease trade orders.

About Brandenburg

The Company has ceased to carry on an active business and is presently engaged in identifying and evaluating potential business opportunities.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Aaron Meckler
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer
T: 647 502-3558
E: aaron@amukacapital.com

Cautionary Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, comments regarding the timing of the annual meeting of shareholders of the Company. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statement.

Aaron Meckler
Brandenburg Energy Corp.
+1 647-502-3558
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