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People Traffickers Arrested

People Traffickers Arrested

Officers from the National Police have arrested 80 people this week, all linked to a network of illegal trafficking of citizens of Chinese origin. The operation was conducted in collaboration with the British Embassy...

GRANDPARENTS RAISING THEIR GRANDCHILDREN LEAVE TRACES IN THEIR SOULS

GRANDPARENTS RAISING THEIR GRANDCHILDREN LEAVE TRACES IN THEIR SOULS

A study entitled The Generation of Transition; between Work and Retirement, states that thousands of years ago, the family model “included not only a father and a mother who took care of good parenting; there was also a grandmother who helped them in this task.”

Grandparents work as health, guardians and teachers of their grandchildren. They allow many moms to be integrated into the labor market. Some families are going better, thanks to grandparents. And in times of economic instability, these gestures are more important.

One of the most worrying census data, in America, is the growing number of children who have to be supported by their grandparents 2.4 million grandparents are responsible for the training of 4.4 million grandchildren. The Economist reported that a third of these grandparents, householders, had not completed high school and 62% had not gone to university. 70% exceeded 50 years of age, while 70% of children had about 11 years.

The African American community is the hardest hit. For people under 18 in the United States, 70.9% of those who are children of the household head are white and 13.3% black. However, in the case of the grandchildren of the household head, only 48.6% are white and 32.3% are black.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry explains the causes of this overhead for grandparents: increase in single-parent families, high divorce rate, teenage pregnancy, parental incapacitation by imprisonment, alcoholism, drug use and domestic violence.

Grandparents face a greater mental and physical wear, especially because they deal with difficult children from broken or troubled homes. Stress and fatigue related to work that originates responsibility are the main symptoms of the “slave grandmother” syndrome.

There are programs to help grandparents who have to educate their grandchildren. The most requested service is an allowance so they can hire a temporary assistant during the holidays. Apart from these grants, we should erect a monument to grandparents.

Clemente Ferrer

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Grandparents raising their grandchildren leave traces in their souls

Grandparents raising their grandchildren leave traces in their souls

A study entitled The Generation of Transition; between Work and Retirement, states that thousands of years ago, the family model “included not only a father and a mother who took care of good parenting; there was also a grandmother who helped them in this task.”

Grandparents work as health, guardians and teachers of their grandchildren. They allow many moms to be integrated into the labor market. Some families are going better, thanks to grandparents. And in times of economic instability, these gestures are more important.

One of the most worrying census data, in America, is the growing number of children who have to be supported by their grandparents 2.4 million grandparents are responsible for the training of 4.4 million grandchildren. The Economist reported that a third of these grandparents, householders, had not completed high school and 62% had not gone to university. 70% exceeded 50 years of age, while 70% of children had about 11 years.

The African American community is the hardest hit. For people under 18 in the United States, 70.9% of those who are children of the household head are white and 13.3% black. However, in the case of the grandchildren of the household head, only 48.6% are white and 32.3% are black.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry explains the causes of this overhead for grandparents: increase in single-parent families, high divorce rate, teenage pregnancy, parental incapacitation by imprisonment, alcoholism, drug use and domestic violence.

Grandparents face a greater mental and physical wear, especially because they deal with difficult children from broken or troubled homes. Stress and fatigue related to work that originates responsibility are the main symptoms of the “slave grandmother” syndrome.

There are programs to help grandparents who have to educate their grandchildren. The most requested service is an allowance so they can hire a temporary assistant during the holidays. Apart from these grants, we should erect a monument to grandparents.

clementeferrerrosello@gmail.com Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer has led a distinguished career in Spain in the fields of advertising and public relations. He is currently President of the European Institute of Marketing.

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THE NARRATIVE QUALITY ADVERTISING CAN SAVE THE PRINT MEDIA AND AVOID THEM DISAPPEARING

THE NARRATIVE QUALITY ADVERTISING CAN SAVE THE PRINT MEDIA AND AVOID THEM DISAPPEARING

Jill Abramson, former director of the prestigious The New York Times said that “when I was elected, it was because of my ability to tell stories in depth”.

She explained it in a lecture on the importance of narrative given in the Rafael del Pino Foundation in Madrid as part of the third edition of “Conversations with …” a series of meetings organized by the Faculty of Journalism of the University of Navarra.

Throughout the conference, she explained that the ability to tell stories is now actually more valuable than ever. What has this to do with advertising? I am sure that both in Spain as in the United States, it is the same. Everyone talks about the native advertising, called “branding”.

All such advertising is, in the final analysis, storytelling. It is advertising that does not seem advertising in the conventional sense but wants to look more like journalism. It is a more subtle advertising in the form in which the product is promoted. The success of such advertising has a lot to do with the ability of the storyteller.

My concern with this new type of advertising is when it lies, when the goal is to deceive the reader and there isn’t a call to tell us that this is an advertising content.
What I have observed in The New York Times, so far, is that such advertising does not try to deceive and confuse the readers. It is clearly marked as advertising but is so well done that it almost seems information.

It’s a new form of advertising that has become a multimillion dollar business in the United States, and I do not know if it is the case in Spain, but it will. And to succeed in this field you have to get there good storytellers and resourceful creative advertising professionals.

A week before I left The New York Times, Condé Nast Media Group announced that they would create a specific department dedicated to this new type of advertising and that they would dedicate some of their editors to be devoted to these ads because there was a huge demand for this new narrative advertising.

clementeferrerrosello@gmail.com Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer has led a distinguished career in Spain in the fields of advertising and public relations. He is currently President of the European Institute of Marketing.

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Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events and topics and in conjunction with us at THE LEADER will provide discounted golf prices to all of our readers and run our golf competitions.

Why do Golf Courses in Spain turn brown in the Winter?

Last winter I stood with a client overlooking the course at Lo Romero which was wearing the yellow/ brown overcoat and he asked me why I had taken him to a course with dead grass and I has to explain to him about the Bermuda grass used on local courses which ‘hibernate’ when the average night time temperatures fall below 7 degrees. Interestingly enough one week later I stood in the same spot but with higher temperatures and the course had turned green almost over night.

Clearly there is a lack of understanding of the reasons for the use of Bermuda grass on the local courses and this article will hopefully clarify some of the key points and concerns.

Bermuda grass is the toughest grass used for turf in desert and dry regions,unmatched by any other type of grass and has the following benefits:

• excellent resistance to heat and drought

• low water use rate

• relatively rapid growth rate and crowds out weeds

• tolerance of a wide range of soil pH ranges

• good tolerance to salty water and conditions

• good traffic tolerance

• relative ease of establishment

• grows on hard soil surfaces and shallow soils, better than most other grasses

Bermuda grass is believed to have developed from contaminated hay used by slaves as ‘bedding’ arriving in America from Africa and was used in the southern United States in the early 1900’s as a golf course turf, and was used as an “alternative” for sand greens, which were exactly that – a putting surface comprised of sand, with no grass!

Over time (many decades), scientists and golf course greenkeepers have developed many different ‘strains’ and ‘types’ of Bermuda grass to meet the needs in a variety of conditions and to avoid ‘scalping’ when cutting grass in hot weather after heavy rain.

The alternative to the use of Bermuda grass is to over seed in the Spring and Autumn with grasses that remain green but this is a costly exercise and disrupts the golf courses as fairways are protected over the period of weeks.

So there you have it,you will never complain about why the courses look brown in the winter again and there is a whole history and industry in the development of the grass on which we enjoy playing our golf.

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Quotation of the Week:

“The secret of missing a tree is to aim directly at it” – Michael Green

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CHIRON HOSPITAL WARNS OF EXTRA RISKS AMONG DIABETICS

Dr. Pedro Bretcha-RIGHT

Specialists at the Hospital Chiron warned of the additional risks of obesity among those affected by diabetes. They say that 38% of the world’s population is currently overweight and 14% obese, a condition in which the World Health Organization (WHO) said is of epidemic proportions with a higher prevalence among children. WHO said that in the United States it is the first cause of preventable death, ahead of diseases caused by smoking.

According to experts at the hospital, 72% of patients with weight problems that undergo bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery), cease to be diabetic.

Dr. Pedro Bretcha, a specialist in the field, explained that “being overweight carries many other disorders such as diabetes, sleep disorders, heart or anxiety problems.” He said that there are many new and less invasive surgical techniques which are an improvement in the treatment of such disease and which minimize postoperative effects.

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GLOBAL AD SPENDING WILL INCREASE 5.8% IN 2014

GLOBAL AD SPENDING WILL INCREASE 5.8% IN 2014

The advertising industry is more alive than ever. This is demonstrated by the latest Consensus Ad Forecast 2014/15, published by Warc, whereby global ad spending would increase by 5.8% in 2014 and 5% in 2015, representing a slight improvement over the …

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