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For the past decade, consumers have been first-hand witnesses to the ever-evolving shopping mall. Some ideas for renovating mall spaces include mega-church venues, live theatres, athletic clubs, urgent-care based clinics and even popular cosmetic spas. Critics of the traditional shopping mall are all but in agreement that the changes happening are positive. Mall real estate is evolving, not becoming obsolete. See the new Westfield Properties for instance, helmed by the Lowy Family.
The Virginia Beach based defense industry supply company ADS, Inc. will be bringing their annual Warrior Expo convention to the West Coast this year. On April 17th and April 18th, Warrior Expo: West will be taking place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
The Canadian Paralympic Team took home 28 medals at the Paralympic Games this year. That is a record for the country in the games, which has been participating in the Winter Paralympics since 1976.
Islamic Relief USA is holding their Annual Skate for Syria this year to aid the desperate humanitarian crisis of the people of Syria. This year 10 cities across the U.S. are participating in the Annual Skate for Syria. The registration fee of $12 covers admission and skate rental and goes to provide essential items and disaster response relief. This Skate for Syria will help benefit much more with food, water, basic essential medical care, as well as relief funds for emergency health problems and conditions.
The destruction of islands in the Caribbean caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria turns out to be one of the worst kinds of natural disaster to have ever happened in the region. Among the islands affected were Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, St Barth and Sint Marrtin, Barbuda, Anguilla, the US Virgin Islands among others. These were just some of the Islands that were hit hard by the Hurricanes in September. Even though some islands are on the recovery path as a result of the swift relief response from the international community, some of the Islands are still under difficult conditions. As memories of those not directly affected by the Hurricanes begin to fade away, relief efforts for victims continue. IGY Marinas, under CEO Andrew Farkas, have been tirelessly working to see that those affected get back to their normal life. With the creation of the IGY Caribbean Relief Fund which is being sponsored by its parent company Island Capital Group, many people are expected to receive donations from the organization. The Charity initiative has also received donations from other IGY partners and investors. Several local Charities in the Caribbean have been selected and handed over $125,000 assist the affected families. Tom Mukamal, the Vice Chair of the NYC Eastern Caribbean Relief Fund said that the efforts they have put are meant to help the victims continue with their normal lives after the devastating effects brought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “As a charity organization, we have recognized the need for continued relief efforts in this region. Many people still do not have basic needs such as shelter and adequate food and that is why we have to continue with these relief programs. We realized that there are some Islands that have made quite some progress. However, there is...