Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's Build More Than 1,000 Homes in 2016

Romeo DiBattista Jr. serves as the CEO of Brovi Investments Limited, a real estate investment company based in Toronto, Ontario. Apart from his work life, Romeo DiBattista Jr. supports the efforts of Habitat for Humanity.

During 2016, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Home Improvement partnered to provide homes for more than 1,000 families. The two organizations have worked together for years toward the goal of helping families achieve home ownership. During a December event in Fort Worth, Texas, Habitat and Lowe's spearheaded an effort to restore 58 homes in celebration of passing the 1,000-home mark in 2016. 

Throughout the year, Lowe’s contributed $4.5 million to Habitat for Humanity and provided nearly 4,000 volunteers to help build or revitalize houses. In comments about the achievement, Habitat’s deputy director of corporate and foundation relations, Colleen Finn Ridenhour, spoke on the importance of stable homes for families and reaffirmed Habitat’s commitment to helping bring homes to people in need.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Different Types of Skiing

When most people talk about skiing, they discuss the sport as if there is a single type of skiing. However, there are actually several types that enthusiasts enjoy, some of the most common of which are discussed below:

- Alpine. Also known as downhill skiing, alpine skiing is one of the most basic types of skiing. It is usually lift-serviced, and the ski runs are well groomed. Alpine skis are generally wider than other types of skis, and the poles are shorter.

- Mogul. Although this is a type of alpine skiing, mogul skiing focuses primarily on skiing over large mounds of snow. Mogul skiers stay extremely focused as they move through the mounds, and they utilize rotary movements instead of traditional carving motions.

- Aerial. Rather than simply skiing down a hill, aerial skiers descend toward a ramped jump. After going off the jump, they perform different twists and somersaults before landing. Aerial skis allow skiers to move backwards and forwards and are not accompanied by poles.

- Backcountry. Typically enjoyed by more experienced skiers, backcountry or all-mountain skiing consists of some of a mountain’s most challenging runs. This type of skiing requires a solid understanding of several technical skills and the use of “fat skis,” which are wide under the foot and at both ends.