Scott Cooper Miami Project Awards Scholarship to Texas A&M University Student

Angelina Gonzalez, Scholarship Winner

Angelina Gonzalez, Scholarship Winner

Racial Injustice In Present Day America

Racial Injustice In Present Day America

Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship

Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship

The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship is unique in the sense that it requires students to write essays that are thought-provoking and controversial.

This award taught me that your voice matters and to not give up on your dreams. Thank you again to the Scott Cooper Miami Project for this amazing opportunity.”

— Angelina Gonzalez, Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship Winner

MIAMI, FL, USA, September 20, 2020 / — The Scott Cooper Miami Project is pleased to announce that Angelina Gonazalez of College Station, Texas is the latest winner of the Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship.

Angelina is attending Texas A&M University in Fall 2020. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4-8 Mathematics/Science Certification Concentration). This will prepare Angelina to pursue a career as a science and mathematics educator.

Angelina's essay is titled, "The Racial Injustice In Present Day America" and can be read on the Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship website.

"I am honored to be a recipient of the Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship Award, said Angelina Gonzalez. "This award will not only help me further my education at Texas A&M University, but it has also changed my perspective on how I can make an impact in the world with my voice. Getting this scholarship has made me excited for this fall semester by not having to worry as much about how I am going to afford my dream university. This award taught me that your voice matters and to not give up on your dreams. Thank you again to the Scott Cooper Miami Project for this amazing opportunity."

The scholarship application required each student to submit an essay on one of three topics:

(1) Do you support the Black Lives Matter movement and why?
(2) Do you agree with the NBA’s decision to restart the basketball season on July 30th?
(3) How did Fortnite gain 350 million users in such a short period of time?

“We are pleased that our scholarship applications continue to grow each month," said Scott Cooper, "There were many wonderful, well-written, and passionate essays on racial injustice. The first sentence of Angelina's essay really got my attention. As always, It was a difficult choice but there can only be one winner.”

The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship is unique in the sense that it requires students to write essays that are thought-provoking and controversial. The scholarship committee is looking to award creative thinkers. It does not base its awards on GPA or the student’s prior academic achievements.

Applicants to the Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship are required to be entering or enrolled in a post-secondary program including Business, Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Healthcare, Education, or Fitness.


The Scott Cooper Florida based Miami Scholarship just announced its newest scholarship opportunity. Students are required to submit an essay on one of three topics.

(1) If you could meet with any person (living or dead) for an hour, who would it be?
(2) What is your favorite Netflix series and why?
(3) What is your biggest failure and what have you learned from it?

Applications are due by October 31, 2020, and the winner will be announced on November 15, 2020.


The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship is an arm of the Scott Cooper Miami Project. It is a private research organization that provides an investigative reporting platform. It proposes solutions to public policy challenges and focuses on “forgotten communities” throughout the world with the goal of making them safer and more secure, healthier, and more prosperous. By creating awareness through various digital marketing platforms, Scott Cooper Miami partners with small organizations, to give them a voice and fight for those that have been unable to deliver their message

The Scott Cooper Miami Project is nonprofit and nonpartisan and committed to the public interest. The organization was originally based in Miami, Florida but has since relocated to Istanbul, Turkey.

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2020 Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit Qingdao Forum opens, Long Yongtu, Raffarin and Wang Qingxian deliver speeches

Lasting two days, the forum set up the main venue in Qingdao as well as sub-venues in London, UK, Madrid, Spain, Dublin, Ireland and Milan, Italy.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 20, 2020 / — The Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit Qingdao Forum, jointly hosted by the Sino-International Entrepreneurs Federation (SIEF) and Qingdao Municipal Government, was inaugurated in Qingdao International Conference Center on the morning of September 19. Under the theme of “New Changes, New Opportunities, New Economy—Co-build a New Win-Win International Cooperation Pattern under the Belt and Road Initiative”, prestigious entrepreneurs, experts and scholars from over 20 countries’ political, industrial, investment and academic circles exchanged opinions either face-to-face or screen-to-screen, forecast the development trends of global economy in the post-pandemic era and probed into new opportunities for cooperation and common development among Chinese and European entrepreneurs.

Long Yongtu, co-chairman of SIEF, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime Minister of France, special envoy of President Emmanuel Macron to China and co-chairman of SIEF and Wang Qingxian, member of Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Party secretary of Qingdao attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister, UN special envoy for education and co-chairman of SIEF and Ma Jiantang, Party secretary and deputy director of Development Research Center of the State Council were also present. Meng Fanli, deputy Party secretary and mayor of Qingdao, presided over the opening ceremony.

Long Yongtu extended congratulations to the opening ceremony of Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit Qingdao Forum in his speech. He said that this year, the world economy would face severe, difficult and complicated situations as well as uncertainties due to the impact of the pandemic and the rising trends of anti-globalization. Under such a circumstance, we need to keep to the remarks President Xi Jinping made when he met EU leaders via video link, turn political commitment into concrete actions as well as feasible programs, connect hampered international trade and investments, disrupted global network of industrial chains and supply chains with national and multilateral institutions and strive for Sino-European cooperation in a down-to-earth manner.

Raffarin said in his speech that the current international situation was extremely complex and the COVID-19 pandemic made the future world, especially trade prospects, increasingly uncertain, therefore, promoting international cooperation was the only remedy to tackle the situation. Countries are interdependent and no single country can succeed all by itself. Sino-European cooperation enjoys a solid foundation, extensive common interests as well as a promising future. It is hoped that two sides will deepen pragmatic cooperation in co-implementing the Belt and Road Initiative, promoting international trade and two-way investment and constructing smart cities etc., keep improving dialogue mechanisms and seek mutual benefit through win-win cooperation.

As said in the speech of Wang Qingxian, in the meeting between President Xi Jinping and EU leaders, both China and Europe voiced strong demand for cooperation, which can remarkably stabilize the current world brimming with instability and uncertainty. It is an irresistible trend for the global economy to get interconnected with each other. As Sino-European relations displays positive signals, especially when China is vigorously coordinating domestic and international markets and resources and accelerating the establishment of a "dual circulation" development pattern in which domestic economic cycle plays a leading role while international economic cycle remains its extension and supplement, China and Europe will become important engines boosting economic resurgence in the world and embrace in-depth cooperation in broader fields, entrepreneurs will be greeted with new development opportunities in this new round of Sino-European cooperation.

Wang Qingxian said that economic exchange and cultural exchange were mutually supportive and it was prerequisite to recognize cultural diversity and differentiation. Qingdao, a city combining oriental culture and western culture harmoniously, is all the time characterized by opening-up, inclusiveness, innovation and creation. Since last year, President Xi Jinping has entrusted to Qingdao significant national tasks of constructing the SCO Demonstration Zone, forging a new international cooperation platform under the Belt and Road Initiative and integrating ecological conservation and high-quality development in the Yellow River Basin, Qingdao is also charged with an more important role in Sino-European exchanges and cooperation. Implementing thoroughly the important instructions of President Xi Jinping, Qingdao is building international business clubs targeting the entire country and even the globe, forging “4+1” development ecology, namely, integration of industrial chain, capital chain, talent chain and technology chain plus high-quality and high-efficient government services, accelerating the construction of an entrepreneurial city and working hard to help entrepreneurs turn their originality, innovation and creation into reality. The Sino-European relations is standing at a new historical starting point. Qingdao expects to establish close ties, deepen economic and trade cooperation and cultural exchanges with more European cities so as to share new opportunities resulting from strategic cooperation between China and Europe, the world’s two big economies.

On the forum, the launching ceremony of Qingdao Sino-European Enterprises Innovative Cooperation Development Fund was held, the special committee for scientific and technological innovation of SIEF was unveiled and 17 Sino-foreign cooperation projects including Sino-European trade accelerator signed agreements. Several experts, scholars and entrepreneurs including Ma Jiantang made keynote speeches.

Wang Qingxian and Meng Fanli met separately key guests before the forum opened.

Lasting two days, the forum set up the main venue in Qingdao as well as sub-venues in London, UK, Madrid, Spain, Dublin, Ireland and Milan, Italy and held activities including the main forum, parallel sub-forums and round-table conference of mayors.

Meng Zhong
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Will Cash Survive … For Now, Our Soul Searching Thoughts @ Payments2.0

Cash Will Survive

Cash Will Survive

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Time For Change - Payments2.0

Time For Change – Payments2.0

Rohan F. Britto

Rohan F. Britto

The latest trend that is being noticed when people discuss the future of payments they tend to predict the end of cash. Our Soul Searching Thoughts Shared …

It is not new now in many parts of the world, people are becoming more familiar with non-cash payments such as paying with points accumulated through credit card spending and airline travel.”

— Rohan F. Britto, Director International Development at Payments2.0

BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA, September 19, 2020 / — The latest trend that is being noticed when people discuss the future of payments they tend to predict the end of cash or even its death. Being in the industry and studying trends, Our view at Payments2.0 is different. Not only do we think cash will be around for sometime, we also believe and see the transition to digital payments as having the potential to do no less than rebalance global economic power.

While we believe cash will stay for sometime, the coming decade will see an explosive growth in digital payments, the Covid19 pandemic has only fueled it faster than we expected leading probably slowly to the extinction of the plastic card. Over the next five years, we expect mobile payments to comprise two-fifths of in-store purchases in the US alone, quadruple the current level. Similar growth is expected in other developed countries, however, different countries will see different levels of shrinkage in cash and plastic cards. In emerging markets, the effect could arrive even sooner. Many customers in these countries are transitioning directly from cash to mobile payments without ever owning a plastic card – Yes this is absolutely true!

Digitization will surely give businesses extra incentive to smoothen the payments transition. For starters, when customers are comfortable with a payment technology, they tend to think less about how much they spend. Furthermore, as the data gleaned from payments becomes increasingly valuable, payment fees will approach zero. Business-to-business transactions will also benefit. Currently, corporates especially if dealing with governments or large conglomerates wait almost 70-120 days for payments after goods or services delivered. The number one reason for this is inefficient internal processes which lead to payment delays, something digitization can fix.

An Observation worth sharing is that Governments, banks, and card providers share at least one common goal, "the elimination of cash". Governments are more concerned with eliminating large notes from circulation because those notes are mostly used for the black market, but banks find moving cash is more expensive and card providers have been finding ways to foster smaller payments with cards through technology innovations, such as contactless cards (cards that can be used without inserting or swiping them in a reader) and mobile payments.

Now at Payments2.0 we have been striving at addressing these pain points we have witnessed ourselves and developed a solution not just using state-of-the-art technology but also practical usage to make it commercially viable for one and all the stakeholders involved including the Customer who is King now.

Our Payments2.0 platform versatile capabilities include
Our end to end payments processing solution improves efficiency simplifying operations

Digital wallet solutions are about more than convenience, creating an alternate banking ecosystem

Take advantage of Digital payment cards to suit your needs – prepaid cards, multicurrency cards, Stored value cards, FX travel cards

Crypto currency wallets linked with regular multicurrency wallets enabling faster and secure transfers

Flexibility to store permissible multi currencies with freedom to convert and load between wallets to complete the transaction.

Enabling faster cross border remittances using digital wallets and block chain technology.

Global users can now pay with Crypto using their regular card linked to their multicurrency wallet.

Our card processing solution and seamless integration with Crypto exchanges facilitates global users to buy crypto coins using credit cards.

Banks and payment providers need to adapt to industry convergence and need to create new sources of revenue, because fees from facilitating pure payment transactions are likely to be significantly eroded.

To stay relevant, banks and payment providers need to:

* Take a strategic, holistic perspective on payments and consider payment‑proximate activities
* Identify markets, business areas and services where payments are a crucial aspect
* Evaluate and prioritize viable options as to where and how to play
* Define the required business enablers
* Allocate resources and investments to develop solutions that add value
* Keep consistent and well-designed customer experience as a main guideline
* Explore new partnership models, including strategic cross-industry alliances

I will conclude by showing you evidenceof how people are getting comfortable using an independent non-government currency which is definitely a sign that digital is not only being used but widely accepted as the most preferred choice of completing a transaction especially in the pandemic era.

It is not new now in many parts of the world, people are becoming more familiar with non-cash payments such as paying with points accumulated through credit card spending and airline travel. Among US citizens, 45 percent of people are comfortable using an independent, non-government currency. This is evidenced by the widespread use of corporate points programs. The Starbucks Rewards app—one of the leaders in mobile payment apps—recorded about 17 million US memberships in 2019. Thirty percent of payments at Starbucks stores occur with the company’s points program and many more examples i can share quipped Rohan F. Britto, Director International Development at Payments2.0

Rohan Francis Britto
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2020 Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit Qingdao Forum opens, Chinese and European entrepreneurs gather together

2020 Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit Qingdao Forum opens

The theme of “New Changes, New Opportunities, New Economy—Co-build a New Win-Win International Cooperation Pattern

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2020 / — The 2020 Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit Qingdao Forum officially kicked off Saturday. Under the theme of “New Changes, New Opportunities, New Economy—Co-build a New Win-Win International Cooperation Pattern under the Belt and Road Initiative”, the forum gathered together Chinese and European entrepreneurs, aiming at probing into new opportunities resulting from new changes and finding out new paths when facing new opportunities. Entrepreneurs have the most penetrating insight into changes that take place in the era and are the most keenly aware of the irresistible trend of changes.

From 2008 on, the Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit was hosted by European cities including London and Paris. The platform of communication and collision among Chinese and European entrepreneurs and went out of Europe and took place in Qingdao, China for the first time in 2019. Entrepreneurs scrutinized from head to foot this city which is closely connected to Europe, felt German-style lingering charm of Tsingtao beer on their lips and peered into its European-style impressions, deep or shallow.

The solid foundation of cooperation that is well-forged by Qingdao and Europe for a long time displays greater tenacity facing the general trend of opening up under the Belt and Road Initiative. Long Yongtu, former Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Economic Cooperation and Trade of China and chairman of Sino-International Entrepreneurs Federation, said, “The reason we choose Qingdao is that Qingdao is playing an increasingly important role in the great practice of the Belt and Road Initiative.” The former chief negotiator of China’s WTO entry predicted accurately the pulse of Qingdao that sticks to opening up in the new development pattern.

Seizing the two significant historic opportunities, namely, the SCO Demonstration Zone and China (Shandong) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Qingdao is becoming a new international cooperation platform under the Belt and Road Initiative and standing at the forefront of a new round of opening-up in China. Under the new development pattern of “big circulation, dual circulation”, Qingdao is charged with new missions, specifically, a bridgehead for new opening-up highland in Shandong province, an strategic pivot for national in-depth opening-up in the north region of the Yangtze River as well as a new starting point for European entrepreneurs to perceive the opening-up trend and seek opportunities in China.

Confronting new changes and patterns, this brainstorm of Chinese and European entrepreneurs in Qingdao is bound to clean up mists and steer in the right direction and will join efforts to open a new development path of win-win cooperation.

Meng Zhong
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Residencial Casa Linda Provides a Unique Getaway Experience

There's nothing better than getting out of the rat race and adopting a simpler way of life, temporarily or permanently.

MIAMI, FL, US, September 18, 2020 / — There's nothing better than getting out of the rat race and adopting a simpler way of life, temporarily or permanently. The Dominican Republic has become a very popular vacation and retirement getaway for good reason. You'll find white sand beaches and a surprisingly low cost of living. If you are dreaming of owning your own vacation or retirement home, Residencial Casa Linda offers a unique experience.

Residencial Casa Linda Villas

The villas at Residencial Casa Linda are affordable and luxurious. They offer customizable floor plans, so you can have the home of your dreams. You can take advantage of their in house architectural services, choose or modify a plan provided by Residencial Casa Linda, or bring your own floor plan. Villas also include landscaping and your own in-ground pool. It provides the privacy you need to truly enjoy yourself.

The Residencial Casa Linda Community

You'll find cultural diversity in the Northern Dominican Republic. There is a large ex-pat population that has been present for over 40 years. They are warm and friendly, and happy to tell you that the move is the best decision they ever made. You'll also find lots of events and services. The slower pace of life in the Dominican Republic makes it a perfect place to develop new friendships.

Reasons You'll Feel Right at Home

The temperature is an average of 82 degrees, and there are over 200 days of sunshine. If you enjoy being able to bask at the beach or just take a stroll, the weather is perfect for it all year round. When you purchase a Residencial Casa Linda villa, you have full property rights, similar to the U.S. system. The Dominican Republic boasts the best communications infrastructure in Latin America, with excellent affordable medical care as well.
The Dominican government offers incentives to retirees and investors and has one of the lowest costs of living in Latin America. These are just a few reasons why the Dominican Republic is the Caribbean's number one tourist destination.

The Unique Residencial Casa Linda Experience

With customizable villas, tropical landscaping, and the kind of temperate climate that must be paradise, Residencial Casa Linda can allow you to live out your dreams. You'll never get snowed in or experience cabin fever because the weather is too bad to go outside. The thriving community allows you to develop new friendships.

The way of life in the Dominican Republic is one of rest and relaxation. American culture can make it difficult to slow down and truly enjoy yourself. Residencial Casa Linda also provides the services you'd find at a luxury resort. These include a gated community, housekeeping, gardening, and pool services. There's also a concierge and travel service, an onsite restaurant, and administration services. Residencial Casa Linda provides everything you need to make the most of the island living lifestyle. If you are ready to retire or simply want a vacation home that allows you to truly escape it all, Residencial Casa Linda might be the place for you.

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Aquarium of the Bay

After 27 weeks of Shut down during the Covid 19 pandemic, Smithsonian Affiliated Aquarium of the Bay on the Pier 39 in San Francisco, Re-Opens to the public.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2020 / — After nearly seven months of shut-down during the Shelter-in-Place Public Health Advisory in San Francisco, the Smithsonian Affiliated Aquarium of the Bay, will be re-opening its doors to the public on September 21, 2020 at 1 PM. Regular hours of 11 am to 6 pm will commence from Tuesday.

The Aquarium essential staff has been coming through the last 27 weeks to take care of the 24,000 live animals in their collections. It takes 24×7 three shifts to monitor the 186 species of terrestrial and marine bio-diversity. With no City or State funding, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility, relied on its members, patrons and sponsors to survive the unprecedented prolonged shut down. " Though we have lost millions in revenues, we have gained in teamwork, collective resolve and creativity in shifting gears to expand and explore on-line learning and field research", says George Jacob, President & CEO of BayEcotarium, the umbrella non-profit that oversees six branches including the Aquarium of the Bay and the Sea Lion Center on the San Francisco Embarcadero. Jacob was able to raise emergency funds and extend the lease agreement to steer through the crises and crafting a robust re-opening plan with protocols to keep both the staff and the guests safe during their visits that will see metrics and measures for social distancing, limited capacity, time-ticketing, enhanced sanitization and one-way entrance and egress coupled with good air circulation.

New programs, live broadcasts and a new book titled the 'Corona Conundrum: Museum FUTURES' along with stunning designer face masks that honor some of the mascot animals are available on the Aquarium eco-store, as part of the fund-raising initiatives to shore up the lost revenues.

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RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

Next-generation antimicrobial technology offers sanitation and protection for the recreation market.

VERONA, WISCONSIN, USA, September 18, 2020 / — RECRESOL™ antimicrobial solutions provide safe, non-toxic, and long-lasting protection to help keep recreation facilities safe and people healthy. Using EPA-registered technologies, the solutions bind to surfaces forming a durable, antimicrobial shield against harmful microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungus, and mold and mildew. RECRESOL’s proprietary formulas were developed by PLAYTEC™, provider of antimicrobial products for the recreation industry.

Scientifically proven to last up to 60 days, RECRESOL will save staff hours and reduce operating costs, while simultaneously protecting guests and the greater community. RECRESOL serves both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and is available in a range of formulas to meet various environments, protection levels, and budget requirements. Safe and easy-to-apply, RECRESOL is ideal for sport facilities, fitness centers, playgrounds, picnic areas, concessions, restrooms, and any high-touch areas.

Product benefits include:
• Effective against viruses, bacteria, fungus, molds, mildews, fungus and more
• Residual, long-term efficacy – protects surfaces and lasts up to 60 days
• Safe – no leaching, non-toxic, environmentally responsible
• Economical – ready to use or dilute with easy-to-use application
• Made in the USA, EPA registered, extensively tested

RECRESOL products, available from Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS), offer recreation professionals a proven, cost-effective, and time-saving solution for the protection and well-being of their patrons. CRS is committed to the health and safety of the clients and the communities we serve. Learn more at or call 1-877-896-8442.

About Commercial Recreation Specialists
CRS is headquartered in Verona, Wisconsin, with representatives in New Jersey, Minnesota, and Nebraska. It serves customers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. With more than 100 years of combined industry experience, CRS not only supplies the highest quality equipment, it also offers design, planning, installation and operations services. The company provides careful analysis of each client’s facility and business goals in order to achieve the best recreation solution possible. CRS delivers unparalleled industry knowledge and proven success in the commercial recreation market with clients including municipalities, schools, YMCAs, athletic facilities, sports venues, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, campgrounds, resorts, summer camps, zoos and other recreation venues. For more information, contact the CRS corporate office at (877) 896-8442 or visit their website at

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Smithsonian 'Water/Ways' Exhibit To Open At Maritime Museum Sept. 28 in Georgetown, S.C.

The South Carolina Maritime Museum will host a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition titled “Water/Ways”

GEORGETOWN, SC, US, September 18, 2020 / — Water has been the driving force for Georgetown County for centuries, the economic elixir for industry and tourism, business and relaxation.

To that end, the county is defined by the waters that flow through its boundaries and crash onto its shores — four major rivers, the Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

How appropriate, then, that the South Carolina Maritime Museum will host, from Sept. 28-Nov. 8, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition titled “Water/Ways.” The exhibit will explore and highlight the environmental and cultural impact that water has had on county and its people.

“Water is an important part of everyone’s life, and we are excited to explore what it means and has meant economically, culturally, socially and spiritually in our own community,” SCMM Board Member Susan Davis said.

The exhibit, free and open to the public, will be housed on the second floor of the Maritime Museum, located at 729 Front Street in historic Georgetown. The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Held in cooperation with South Carolina Humanities, the “Water/Ways” exhibit is part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program.

“The Maritime Museum is a star among attractions here on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast,” said Mark A. Stevens, director of tourism development for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce. “To add the distinct signature of the Smithsonian here for six weeks this fall is nothing short of amazing.”

By its very nature, the South Carolina Maritime Museum has long celebrated Georgetown and the Palmetto State’s important connection to water. Founded in 1996 by the Harbor Historical Association in Georgetown, the state’s first port and still South Carolina’s second largest port.

The museum is home to the prized Fresnel lens of the old North Lighthouse and several more permanent exhibits, as well as ever-evolving special showcases of maritime artifacts and memorabilia.

“Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new way of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.

Interactive displays will let visitors experience the important and vital nature of water to our everyday lives. Designed for small-town museums, libraries and cultural organizations, “Water/Ways” will serve as a community meeting place to convene conversations about water’s impact on American culture.

“It would be hard to find a topic more central to South Carolina,” said Dr. Randy Akers, executive director of sponsoring organization SC Humanities. “Beyond the obvious fact that water is crucial for human existence, water plays a dominant role in the environmental, cultural, economic and historical fabric of South Carolina.”

The Maritime Museum will host a variety of community activities to coincide with the exhibit, including school art/literature contests, all of which will be announced on the museum’s website.

Some of the activities include four “History At Home” virtual presentations. An Oct. 3 session at noon will feature President Thomas Jefferson (as presented by Steve Edenbo), who will discuss, in period costume, when he commissioned the first Atlantic Coastal Survey (that led to the formation of NOAA), the waters of Virginia that are the beginning of the “highways of Colonial America,” and the assignment of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

In addition, North Inlet Winyah Bay Estuarine Research Center, Coastal Carolina University and Waccamaw Riverkeepers will all have accompanying exhibits at the museum during “Water/Ways,” as well as photographs commemorating the local fishing industry by Vennie Deas-Moore.

“Water/Ways” is part of the Smithsonian’s Think Water Initiative to raise awareness of water as a critical resource for life through exhibitions, educational resources and public programs. The public can participate in the conversation on social media through the hashtag #thinkwater. The traveling exhibit was inspired by an exhibition organized by New York’s American Museum of Natural History and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.

Hope McFaddin, administrator at Georgetown’s Maritime Museum, notes that the “Water/Ways” exhibit is a perfect fit.

“Our museum’s mission is the promotion and preservation of the water and maritime culture and history of Georgetown County and the surrounding region,” McFaddin said. “What better way to showcase that than with a Smithsonian exhibit that’s all about the vital importance of water to our very being?”

The Maritime Museum has for three decades hosted thousands for the Wooden Boat Show in Georgetown, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was forced to cancel the 31st annual event, originally set for October 2020. The acquisition of the Smithsonian was originally planned to coincide with the Boat Show.

“We are so happy to be able to still highlight our maritime heritage with the ‘Water/Ways’ exhibit,” Davis said. “Our museum strictly adheres to all COVID protocols and will provide visitors with a wonderful experience for the whole family.”

Collaborative organizations supporting the museum for the “Water/Ways” exhibit include the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and Department of Tourism, McClellenville Arts Council, Georgetown County Library System, Waccamaw Riverkeepers, Georgetown GBA, Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce, Hobcaw Barony, Coastal Carolina Department of Marine Systems Science, Georgetown Innovation Center, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, YMCA of Georgetown County, and the City of Georgetown, Vennie Deas Moore, and Vanessa Greene.

For more information about the museum and the “Water/Ways” exhibit, go to

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Covid-19 All over the world

Covid-19 All over the world

Grace Wan comments”

— Grace Wan

PORT COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, September 18, 2020 / — Coronavirus is the biggest trending news, the top point of discussion in every Country all around the world. Everyday, more than 100 people have died because of the virus.

Grace Wan is a BC resident from Vancouver, who has ideas of how to stop the coronavirus. Here are her comments:

“If I were a Prime Minister or President to talk about how to deal and to stop the Virus to come to my Country, I will say not allow all outside Countries visitors come my Country because other Countries have SARS will get infect and transfer spread from another Countries with SARS bring to my Country’s attention. I recommend all big places such as Airports, Stores, Restaurants, Schools, etc. all shut down, closed.

“The only advice to everybody to avoid not get SARS is I will say stay home, stay away from other people with SARS, avoid crowd people, wear masks everyday outside, wash hand, clean up. Everyday and every Countries all talking about Coronavirus because it’s very big importance news and each day have death tolls counts of how people died each day and each Countries but that is not going to work for only just talking and not do something about SARS and it no use just think about these everyday about disappointment situations.

“Even though many Countries made a decision of abandoned all travellers come visit their Countries, but the SARS still have at another Country. First of all where is very first Country start SARS from, it was from China and wild animals. Well the very first Country have do something first. The people not from China with SARS they were not very first people get it. Even doctors, nurses, can’t do anything something the people with SARS.

“They only can help fix people’s body. There is no medication for SARS at this point. I suggest if the resident people want to come back to their own Country after came from visit another Country they have to get check up by Airport medical staffs check if they get virus from another Country. If they have SARS they can’t go home they to stay in the airport or hospital for one to two weeks recoveries. If checked they came back from trip no SARS they can go home. If new people want immigrant to new Countries, the government will have to say no accept new immigrant at this point because of SARS will have to wait longer.

“Other ways to stop continue to have SARS is the very first Country China have SARS have to do something and stop first have SARS I recommend get rid burn and fire kill the wild animals with SARS.”

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Buying UK Property as a Foreign National

If you’re an overseas buyer, finding the right lender for a UK mortgage can be very difficult. But the process can be made much easier by using an expert mortgage broker.

Right now, there’s a huge influx of overseas buyers.

A buy-to-let mortgage is a great option for a foreign national or overseas buyer looking to buy a UK property. They are incredibly flexible and there are a wide range of options for overseas customers.

Hong Kong is an area of particular interest at the moment, with the recent announcements surrounding BNO Passport holders.

UK properties can yield rewarding dividends as investments and are generally considered safe and secure.

Owning a UK property is a financial goal for many foreign nationals.

As a foreign national, it's easier than you might think to purchase a UK property and specialist mortgage brokers are leading the way.

Specialist brokers have created innovative and compliant ways of processing mortgage applications, allowing us to work on behalf of the customer much more efficiently than was previously the case.”

— Stuart Marshall

MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, UK, September 18, 2020 / — Owning a UK property is a financial goal for many foreign nationals. And it’s a good goal to have – UK properties can yield rewarding dividends as investments and are generally considered safe and secure. If you’re not British, it might seem difficult to buy a UK property. However, it’s actually easier than you might think and specialist mortgage brokers are leading the way. There are just a few things you need to know…

Mortgage Hurdles for foreign national or overseas buyer.
Once upon a time, it seemed impossible for foreign nationals to buy a UK property. With innumerable hurdles to overcome including a lack of UK credit history, extensive paperwork requirements, bank statements, inability to meet a local mortgage broker and salaries paid in foreign currencies, it can seem pointless even attempting to buy a UK property. However, most of these hurdles are thankfully a thing of the past and many UK lenders now offer mortgages aimed at non-UK citizens.

‘Thirteen years ago, when Liquid Expat Mortgages came into existence, I think it’s fair to say that major international banks and lenders had a monopoly on international property buyers’ says Stuart Marshall, CEO of Liquid. ‘The advent of specialist mortgage brokers, such as Liquid Expat Mortgages, has allowed a range of previously excluded buyers to enter the market. As such, there is now access to a wider range of products to cater for the constantly increasing demand from overseas buyers for UK mortgages’.

Meet Without Meeting.
Outside of the UK and want to meet with your lender? There’s no need to worry – the advent of video calls and the increased ease of communication via phone and email means that correspondence can be stress-free. What’s more, specialist brokers have developed support systems to ensure documents and bank statements can be submitted online or via bespoke portals so the mortgage process is not delayed and is as smooth as it can be. Negotiating the lack of physical meetings has been the reality for many during the recent Coronavirus outbreak. But many UK lenders dealing with non-UK clients have used this method of communication for a long time.

‘Specialist brokers have created innovative and compliant ways of processing mortgage applications. Unlike international lenders previously, this has allowed us to work on behalf of the customer and process applications much more efficiently than was previously the case. So, we now have a panel of lenders who accept online bank statements and payslips. As well as this, we have relationships with notaries at reduced rates allowing someone from outside of the UK to certify your ID.’

As specialist brokers have developed their relationships with lenders, they’ve also helped speed up the completion process for non-UK expats. ‘We tend to liaise with many of the relevant parties and help smooth the process so the client can complete as quickly as possible. Our experience in understanding the pitfalls allows us to help the buyer in a way that banks can’t really compete with’ adds John Squires, Head of Mortgages at Liquid Expat Mortgages.

‘How Do I Find the Right Lender?’ – Think About a Mortgage Broker!
If you’re an overseas buyer, finding the right lender for a UK mortgage can be very difficult. Sending all of the information required, as well as engaging in online meetings can be a time consuming and draining process. But the process can be made much easier by using an expert mortgage broker. A broker like Liquid Expat Mortgages can make sure that obtaining a UK mortgage as an overseas buyer runs smoothly and without stress. The team at Liquid Expat Mortgages have access to the largest panel of specialist lenders with knowledge of the market and, as such, would-be buyers have a wider range of products to suit their specific needs. As well as this, the thirteen years of experience and understanding the problems faced by overseas buyers means that, as a specialist broker, we are exclusively geared to finding the right mortgage product for the required need or objective.

Think about a BTL mortgage…
A buy-to-let mortgage is a great option for a foreign national or overseas buyer looking to buy a UK property. They are incredibly flexible and there are a wide range of options for overseas customers. Another good reason to consider a buy-to-let mortgage as a foreign national is that they can be used in many different ways. Popular usages include as part of an investment portfolio; as part of a retirement/pension plan; a student home for your child studying in the UK; or even a permanent residence if you decide to move to the UK.

Given the range of products available, the flexibility and the increased numbers of foreign nationals looking to build wealth through property investment, it’s no surprise that buy-to-let mortgages are increasingly becoming the most popular option for those looking for a UK property.

Liquid Expat Mortgages
Unit F2, Waterfold Business Park,
Bury BL9 7BR
Phone: 0161 871 1216

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