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Suncoast Global Council is proud to present our very last trade mission of the year-Russia. Thank you Kristina Williams for all your hard work on putting this together.
To register, please go to the link below, it will be translated to English!
https://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view
Мы с гордостью представляем нашу последнюю торговую миссию года – Россию. Спасибо Кристине Уильямс за всю вашу тяжелую работу по создан… See More
We are proud to present our very last trade mission of the year-Russia. Thank you Kristina Williams for all your hard work on putting this together.
To register, please go to the link below, it will be translated to English!
https://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view
We proudly present our last trading mission of the year – Russia. Thank you Christina Williams for all your hard work in creating this.
To register, follow the link, it will be translated into English!

St. Petersburg, U.S.A. – International Cities of Peace
— Read on www.internationalcitiesofpeace.org/cities-listing/st-petersburg-u-s-a/

This is fantastic!

Yesterday I was signing with a friend who works at the grocery store, discussing how difficult it is to work/communicate now that everyone is wearing masks. His work duties have changed drastically because of this. This is a time that I wish I had abundance of money to be able to give everyone these clear masks.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – As Belgium obliges people to wear face masks on public transport and recommends them elsewhere to limit the spread of the coronavirus, deaf people are calling for transparent masks to allow them to communicate with others.

FILE PHOTO: Student advisor Annalore poses with a partially transparent mask used to communicate with students at the Royal Institute for the Deaf Mute, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium, May 4, 2020. Picture taken May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

For the hearing-impaired who rely on lip-reading to complement sign language, even buying an ice cream can be difficult, as shop assistants wear medical or home-made cotton masks that cover almost half the face.

“We are no longer able to read lips. It prevents communication,” said Marie-Florence Devalet of Belgium’s French-speaking deaf federation, saying it can add to the anxiety of living through a pandemic.

“When the mask is not see-through, it may worry fragile people, it disturbs them psychologically and it worries them,” she told Reuters.

Over 5% of the world’s population – or 466 million people – has disabling hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization.

Belgium, like other European countries, is slowly coming out of lockdown as the wave of transmission of the coronavirus eases, but donning masks is new to much of the population.

With green and white medical masks around the world in short supply, transparent masks are even harder to find. Some are advertised online but sometimes end up being face shields for the whole head and worn by medical staff in hospitals.

At the Royal Woluwe Institute in Brussels, a special needs school, teachers are sewing masks that contain a transparent window to show the mouth, adapted from a model on the internet, which can be especially important for children with autism.

However, each mask takes 30 minutes to make and requires a double layer of cotton fabric, ribbons and a plastic sheet.

One charity in Belgium’s Dutch-speaking Flanders region has created videos in Dutch teaching people how to make the masks with a transparent window for the mouth. French and English videos are being developed.

“Our (school) children need to see the whole (emotional)picture, not just moving the hands and sign language,” said Wendy Schellemans at the Royal Woluwe Institute. “We made these masks so they could look at everything we were showing, even our emotions.”

Writing by Robin Emmott; Editing by Mike Collett-White

Register NOW for the 9th Annual Global Symposium. Adrian Rodriguez Serrano currently serves as the President of the National Federation of Real Estate of Ecuador and the President of the Real Estate of Azuay will be speaking!!. He holds the International Certification ISO 17024 Real Estate Management and has been in the Real Estate industry for about 10 years.~~~ Learn about Ecuador, international taxes & foreign investments from our expert speakers including representatives from NAR Alejandro Escudero, Mario Rubio,& Gonzalo Mejia & those working with the global market Susan Poskus & Don Gonzalez. Click on the link to see their impressive bios. ***** YOU MUST REGISTER at
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Come join us on November 20th from 3-4:30 & learn about the Sept 2019 Florida Realtors Trade Mission to DUBAI. Please register in advance-it’s FREE!        https://pinellasrealtor.org/education-and-events-calendar/  

This month Kevin Batdorf, Cyndee Haydon, Corina Silva and Annalisa Weller will discuss their visit with the Florida Realtor Outbound Trade Mission to Dubai-the possibilities for building a real estate business relationship, Cityscape, Expo 2020, and much more!

Reserve your seat for our international marketing session and network with those who view the world as their market. https://pinellasrealtor.org/education-and-events-calendar/

Dubai Nov marketing session flyer

We’re so excited to have her back!! Please join us for a lively & informative afternoon with the one & only Larissa Ortiz! Make sure to register.

Register for the Florida Realtor Convention-attend Global meetings, learn about new ways to find buyers & sellers, new laws, attend ReBar camp, network with Realtors from around the state, visit the expo & see new products and maybe even meet me-Ryan Serhant!! As I say, “Expansion. Always, in all ways!”
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Tuesday, August 20-Sunday, August 25th, 2019
Florida Realtors Convention Aug 2019
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Hope to see you there!!

Thank you, Joan Walker, the Pinellas International Council Cultural Awareness Committee Chair, for putting together a wonderful Oktoberfest evening at the Imagine Museum followed by authentic German food and drink at the Hofbrauhaus, both in downtown St Petersburg, Florida. The Imagine Museum gave us a private tour while explaining the history of studio glass making in the USA. Absolutely stunning pieces of glass throughout with info on each artist. Thank you to all that attended. A great time was had by all! Let’s do this again.

Please register and join the Pinellas International Council for our International Marketing Session with our dear friend Macarena Rose on September 19th at 3pm. She has a been a great supporter of the Pinellas International Council since its inception and it is our great honour to have her return for another wonderful and lively presentation.

Macarena Rose is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), International Real Estate & Relocation Consultant, an Ordained Minister, and inventor of the Prop-Up Pillow, cancer survivor and a Master in the Healing Arts.

After raising her 8 children in St Petersburg, Florida, she picked up and moved to Belize in 2004. Macarena has never looked back or regretted her decision. She loves Belize and its wonderful people!

Macarena is the owner of a real estate team in Belize called Rainforest Realty with Keller Williams Belize, developing it into one of the leading real estate teams in Central America. She remains a vital presence in the Central America real estate industry, maintaining an ongoing leadership role. She has a busy schedule that includes creating the International radio shows “Belize Talk Radio”,  “International Real Estate Talk” and her most recent show “Tuesdays with Morey Tax Tips“, filming her 8th HGTV House Hunters International program in Belize, speaking as an International Real Estate Consultant in various forums and serving on the board of many community organizations in Belize.

Additionally she is now the Operating Principle of Keller Williams Belize for the Country.

An inspiration as to how to live a fulfilled life…her motto is – Throw Your Hat Over the Wall, Don’t Look Back & Just Do It!!

Macarena will be speaking on:

How to Extend your International Reach and she shall be also providing the information on a Belize development, with a very strong referral plan she is offering to members of her hometown Realtors Association Members !

Make sure to register-it’s FREE!! 

Sept 19, 2018 International Marketing Session Belize Macarena Rose

Thank you to Carlos Fuentes, all of the attendees, the Pinellas Realtor Affiliates and Pinellas Realtor Organization for a great CIPS Americas course yesterday! The course was packed with a tremendous amount of useful information for anyone planning to conduct Real Estate business in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. Carlos not only teaches the class but also adds so much personal experience. Historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities were covered along with a special focus on Mexico.

Annalisa Weller, Realtor®, Certified International Property Specialist

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