Jayne Warne, PE, President, Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix), was recently named a 2022 ‘Enterprising Women in Commerce’ in the ‘Engineering and Architecture’ category. This award was presented by The Commerce and Industry Association of NJ (CIANJ).
CIANJ prides themself in diversity and representation of women entrepreneurs. This award recognizes women who excel in their given field by acknowledging their knowledge and expertise.
Jayne Warne PE, President, Matrix stated, “It is truly an honor to be recognized with the CIANJ ‘Enterprising Woman’ Award. I would also like to congratulate the other recipients of this significant recognition.”
Warne has piloted Matrix to new heights with her leadership on climate change resiliency, alternative energy (offshore wind in particular), infrastructure, water resources and the origination of a companywide plan – (an Environmental, Social and Governance initiative – ESG).
About Jayne Warne
Warne is a born leader and, in addition to this award, she was honored with the first-ever ‘Salute To Women In Construction,’ award by NJ Alliance For Action(2021) received international recognition when she won SILVER, Female Entrepreneur of the Year, STEVIE Awards (2018), was named one of the ‘Best 50 Women in Business’NJBIZ (2011),Finalist, ‘Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year ‘ (2011) and ‘Small Business Person of the Year’(2002).
Her successes have not gone unnoticed. In 2021, Jayne was profiled in NJBIZ, a lead business journal in New Jersey, https://bit.ly/3vpKXlO in both 2021 and 2018, Jayne was featured in lead articles by ROI-NJ, a top business newspaper in New Jersey, https://bit.ly/35hWB7X and https://bit.ly/2xe4Gwd, and quoted in the 2018 Engineering Roundtable, https://bit.ly/2ozy6h9 by Commerce magazine, the flagship publication of the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey.
The firm has garnered numerous accolades such as being ranked in the ENR Top 500 Design Firms, (2022), 2021 Leader in Real Estate, Construction and Design Award, ) ranked in the ENR (Top 200 Environmental Firms (2021), named to the Inc. 5000 (2014), selected “Business of the Year’ (2010), and chosen one of ‘New Jersey’s Finest Companies’ (2004).
Iranian born, Australia based musician, poet, and singer Hamed Shirbeygi is winning the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life with his ever-expanding repertoire of lyrical creations.
Hamed Shirbeygi continues to delight audiences across the globe by recording new singles in Farsi and Kurdish.
The Iranian born musician, poet, and singer has garnered a large following among Persian and Kurdish people worldwide during his years as a performer. And his recent move to Melbourne, Australia has done nothing to quell his popularity.
“I am so blessed to have such wonderful fans. I truly would be nowhere without their support,” says Hamed.
Born in Kermanshah on 6 January 1988, Hamed Shirbeygi grew up in a traditional Iranian family. His passion for creating music was encouraged from an early age by his parents.
“I started playing the guitar as a young boy. I received my first guitar as a [birthday] gift from my [father/mother/etc.] and soon taught myself the basics. I was also fortunate enough that my parents could afford to send me to a local music teacher where I learned more advanced techniques. No matter where I travel or what I’m doing, I’m never without my guitar.”
“Making music that reflects my upbringing and the traditions of my beautiful home country of Iran remains very important to me. My journey as a musician, poet, and singer began in and even though I have since moved to Australia, I will never forget my humble beginnings. I will always be grateful to my family and my close friends who have cheered me on every step of the way,” continues Hamed.
From Iranian singer to international stardom
During his career a professional performer Hamed has made dozens of appearances at a variety of venues, including [venue 1], [venue 2], and [venue 3] to name a few. His music has also been featured in the hit [Persian/Kurdish] drama series The Accomplice.
Hamed’s latest album Faghat Fekre Negatam will soon be released and made available on a range of platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, and more.
“It is the love and support of my fans that continues to inspire me to create music that speaks to their hearts. I look forward to recording many more singles and albums that will continue to delight them and stay true to my Persian and Kurdish roots,” concludes Hamed.
Hamed Shirbeygi is an Iranian musician, poet, and singer based in Melbourne Australia. He was born on 6 January 1988 to a traditional Iranian family. Hamed is renowned for his wonderfully lyrical collection of Farsi and Kurdish hit singles, which have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life and made him beloved among many Persian and Kurdish people all around the world. During the course of his musical career, Hamed has made dozens of appearances and performing at a variety of venues.
To have radiant and nourished skin and hair is basically the dream. To be able to do it effortlessly and naturally is beyond a dream and is now possible using the new Essential Oil Kits by Puressentiel.
The leading aromatherapy brand has launched numerous different essential oil kits, categorized by their benefits and uses. Puressentiel’s, a family-owned French brand, core ethos is “Efficacy of Nature” and the benefits of these natural active ingredients. They offer a unique range of ready-to-use plant-based essential formulas with varying benefits. These are vegan, cruelty free, Ecocert verified, pure and undiluted and consist of a 100% natural formula. Each essential oil is bottled in France and is ensured to provide the most efficient results.
The newly launched kits contain oils that serve the same purpose and contain natural ingredients that work in synergy to give you the targeted result. These kits are – Smooth Skin Therapy Kit, Skin Youth Kit, Skin Breakout Kit, and Shiny Hair Kit. These have been curated to deliver efficient results and leave the customers you with concern free skin and hair along with a natural glow.
The Smooth Skin Therapy Kit comes with Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang and Apricot Kernel essential oils which are meant for topical use on the face for blemishes and to use as a night serum. Apricot Kernel – vegetable oil is packed with Vitamin A to reinforce radiance and glow. Anyone over the age of 12 years can use this kit and it is priced at INR. 3,099.
The Skin Youth Kit contains Rose Hip, Geranium and Ylang Ylang made for use upto twice a day on concerned areas. To be followed by the youth massage protocol to increase blood circulation and give a Face lift like feeling. This is meant for those who are 15 years old and above. It retails at INR 4799
The Skin Breakout Kit consists of Jojoba, Tea Tree and Java Citronnella. For Night skin care and skin disorders like acne and imperfections. This kit is priced at INR 2999 and is has great valu for money.
Finally, the Shiny Hair Kit comes with Macadamia Vegetable Oil, Ylang – ylang and True Lavender Essential Oils, meant to be a part of your hair bath or hair massage and is suitable for anyone over the age of 7. It is priced at INR 3199. Ylang – ylang tones the scalp while true lavender helps with itchiness.
The Tea Tree essential oil has innumerable benefits for the skin and hence is a common ingredient for skin care needs. It helps to alleviate skin imperfections, soothes irritated skin, tones and improves greasy hair & flaky skin. Another common oil in the beauty kits is Ylang Ylang, great for regulating skin dullness effects, nourishing the scalp and even helping to calm nerves and relieving stress and anxiety. Other essential oils such Geranium improves skin appearance and firmness, helps to soothe the irritated skin, fights cellulitis and overweight and fight off dry and flaky scalps.
In addition it is extremely important to be eeducated and informed about the benfits and use of essentiel oils. They are highly concentrated and should never be used directly on the skin or inhaled or ingested. A carrier vegetable oil is a must. Puressentiel’s essentiel oils have the highest quality standard and have been certified under EOBBD. As there are many such oils in the market, to get the real benefits be sure to make the right choice!
With an incredibly curated combination of natural active ingredients, these Essential Oil Kits by Puressentiel are all that you need for supremely healthy skin and scalp. Get yours now!
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About Puressentiel –
Puressentiel is a family-owned Aromatherapy brand. With its own laboratory producing ready-to-use aromatherapy formulas based on a simple principle: Pure Effectiveness! The brand takes pride in its 100% natural products. Available in a wide range of 280 Products in 90 Countries, this made in France brand is a vegan, synthetic fragrance-free, paraben-free brand for all.
With Aromatherapy being ‘second-most preferred’ natural therapy and the last decade seeing up to 65% growth in the Health market with 85% of people considering natural medicines & practices, Puressentiel has entered the Indian market with a range of wellness products –
Purifying Air Spray – creates a clean, uplifting, aromatic atmosphere in your home. Get rid of unpleasant odors and enjoy clean, fresh air without synthetic chemicals!
Respiratory Nasal Spray – blended with 19 pure essential oils is a 100% Natural Formula to prevent and treat the first signs of winter discomfort and seasonal sensitivities to soothe the airways
Rest and Relax AirSpray- a 100% natural solution to prepare to sleep for peaceful, serene, and restful nights. It provides relaxation and rest and soothes everyday stress
100% natural and organic essential oils
And the DIY Kits
Puressentiel also holds great gratification in a supply chain that is 100% responsible & sustainable
15,591 tonnes of plant raw material sourced from all over the world
161.7 tonnes of essential oils, 52 tonnes of vegetable oils
136 different essential oils, 26 different vegetable oils to make our 280 products
Puressentiel, being a socially conscious brand, has been supporting projects that protect biodiversity, environmentalism, work toward the education and protection of kids and the healthcare sector.
IIFL Home Finance Ltd. (IIFL HFL), in collaboration with Asian Development Bank (ADB), organised its flagship event Kutumb which is an initiative to promote Green Affordable Housing in India. The event took place at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on December 14th, 2021 with the presence of Mr. S.K. Hota (MD, National Housing Bank) & Mr. Nirmal Jain (Founder & Chairman, IIFL Group) as chief guests. The event also had speakers from development finance institutions (DFIs) such as Asian Development Bank and Proparco (an arm of Agence Française de Développement Group (AFD Group).
Under the project ‘Resilient & Green Affordable Housing for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Low-Income Group (LIG) categories in India’, IIFLHFL, with the support of ADB, will be hosting series of it’s flagship event ‘Kutumb’ at various locations across the country. The objective of Kutumb is to enable and support the green building ecosystem in the affordable housing sector in India. Kutumb, Delhi Chapter, titled ‘Climate Resilient & Green Affordable Housing in India’ focussed on affordable, low-carbon and resilient homes. The programme witnessed over 120 attendees, a mix of housing developers, financiers, subject matter experts and consultants.
Mr. Monu Ratra (ED and CEO, IIFLHFL) said, “The pandemic has brought in high consciousness towards green and sustainable construction amongst the developers, as well as the homebuyers. Also, considering buildings contribute around 35% of carbon emissions and with the vast majority of housing stock yet to be built in India, it is imperative to hold platforms such as Kutumb to build an ecosystem to foster green, sustainable and affordable housing in India.”
Sharing her views, Ms. Susan Olsen, Senior Investment Specialist for South Asia, ADB said, “Building climate-resilient and sustainable communities begins by giving access to affordable and green homes, particularly for lower income groups that are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. IIFL HFL is our partner in broadening the scope of green affordable housing in India.”
The event witnessed discussions and deliberations between industry experts such as Priya Sunder (Senior Investment Officer, Asian Development Bank), Diane Jegam (Directrice Régionale PROPARCO Asie du Sud chez Proparco), nationally renowned architect Ashok B Lall (Principal Architect, Ashok B. Lall Architects), Mohua Mukherjee (Economist & Green Finance Professional, Independent Director, IIFL Home Finance Ltd.), Dr. Sejal Patel (Professor & Chair, Faculty of Planning, CEPT), Ravi Aggarwal (Co-founder & MD, Signature Global Group of Companies), and Saswat Bandyopadhyay (Project Director, CEPT). The event was conducted in a panel discussion format supported by presentations. The panels focused on subjects ‘Sustainable Finance in Affordable Housing’ and ‘Importance of Climate Resilience in Affordable Housing’ in India.
In the series of Kutumb, the next event is likely to be scheduled in Ahmedabad, in the first week of February, where IIFLHFL and ADB aim to bring together the affordable housing developers, planners, architects, consultants and potential homebuyers on one forum and address subjects relevant to green affordable housing in the area.
About IIFL Home Finance Limited:
Incorporated in 2006 and registered in 2009 with the National Housing Bank (NHB), IIFL Home Finance Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IIFL Finance Limited. The Company is one of India’s leading housing finance companies and is a preferred choice for affordable home loan requirements. Through our affordable home loans, IIFL Home Finance makes people’s aspirations of owning a home a reality. As a technology-driven housing finance player, we endeavour to make our customer experience as seamless as possible. We have made the entire life cycle of our housing loans i.e., from origination to closure, completely digitized. We have managed this through our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure which has helped in reducing costs, enabled real-time analysis of customer data, and improved our control and underwriting functions, while increasing customer reach and distribution capability.
We operate a financially inclusive customer-centric lending business and strive to ensure that our business model contributes significantly to the upliftment of the EWS and LIG segments. As of March 31, 2021, 74.90% of our live accounts were from customers who belonged to the EWS and LIG segment. Through the provision of loans for the purchase of homes to a customer segment that is not serviced by the mainstream financial services sector and our employment of personnel in rural and semi-urban locations across India, we are fulfilling an important social objective of economic upliftment for these segments of the Indian economy.
We offer our customers a range of mortgage-related loan products, these include (i) housing loans, for purchase of ready built residential units, under-construction property by approved builders, self-construction, home improvement on pre-owned property, and purchase of land for construction of residential property; (ii) secured business loans, for primarily meeting working capital requirement, business use and purchase of commercial property; and (iii) affordable housing project loans, to meet construction expenses of affordable housing projects of reputed developers. For more details, please visit www.iiflhomeloans.com
The latest edition ofNational Geographic’sSUPERFACTORIES is taking viewers into the workings of textile & line pipes industry by giving a behind-the-scenes preview of the sprawling state-of-the-art factory at Welspun Group. Premiering on December 24, 2021 at 8.00 pm, the documentary is bringing to light the inspiring journey ofthe Group – exploring itsofferings and giving a glimpse into the inner workings of the brand.
The documentary will showcase the company’s operations and how it has managed to establish a large footprint in the country with its mega facility. The 44-minute documentary will celebrate the accomplishments of the Welspun Group and the journey of establishing itself as one of the leading brands in the highly competitive industry in India and abroad. Providing an insight into the manufacturing process at the Welspun factory, the film will also highlight the vision, achievements and challenges of the legacy brand; with the second generation now carving out the future path.
“Our special programming- SUPERFACTORIES was created with an aim of providing viewers with an unprecedented access to information and help them deepen their understanding of the functioning of high-tech factories. Textile & line pipes are undoubtedly one of the most prominent and largest industries in the country and through the inspiring narrative of Welspun, one of the most established players in the industry, we are giving viewers a peek into their story,” said a National Geographic India spokesperson.
“Welspun Group has been serving customers and communities from a position of strength for over three decades. We’re grounded in our purpose to lead tomorrow together and create a smarter, more sustainable world. In doing so, we are setting new benchmarks in the industries we represent. So, to have one of the world’s premium informative networks chronicle this journey is a proud and exciting milestone for us,” said Ms. Dipali Goenka, CEO & Jt. MD, Welspun India.
Echoing similar sentiments, Mr. Vipul Mathur, Managing Director & CEO, Welspun Corp Limited added, “We are elated to partner with National Geographic to capture how we’re building a global energy transportation network and growing beyond national borders. As Welspun moves towards a thriving future in an ever-changing world, this documentary will capture our transformational story.”
Welspun Group is among India’s fastest growing multinationals and has a strong presence in over 50 countries and noteworthy businesses in Home Textiles, Infrastructure, Warehousing, Steel, Retail, Advanced Textiles, Line Pipes, and Flooring Solutions.
The 15th edition of Myntra’s flagship EORS, being held from 18th to 23rd December, will be the most environmentally-friendly EORS edition to date, with a slew of environmental friendly initiatives undertaken by Myntra over a period of time. Investments in paper packaging in place of plastic packaging and solar power utilisation, are two broad areas where Myntra has made significant in-roads in its commitment towards building a greener enterprise.
Myntra operates 5 Fulfilment Centres (FCs) across India, of which the ones located at Bilaspur in Haryana and Bhiwandi near Mumbai in Maharashtra are solar powered. In addition to this, Myntra has enabled roof-mounted installation for a solar plant at one of its RPCs (returns processing centres) in Mumbai, taking the collective capacity of solar panels to 2.35MWp.
Another important area where Myntra has achieved immense headway in sustainability, is packaging. As of November 2021, Myntra has completely discontinued the use of polythene covers or plastic for outer packaging and replaced it with paper packaging. This has led to reduction in plastic consumption by over 1.4k tonnes in 2021 thus far. Myntra has also replaced plastic tapes with paper tapes, saving another ~115 tonnes of plastic this year and is using recycled carton shreds for inner packaging wherever possible.
Myntra’s sustainability journey has been marked by an orchestrated effort to create a positive environmental impact. With the goal of going 100% plastic-freepackaging achieved, Myntra is set to leave a profound mark on the industry. One of the other key earlier initiatives by Myntra include, partnering with Canopy, a not-for-profit environmental organization, to ensure that the packaging used does not encourage deforestation, by scaling packaging from recycled and alternative materials. Myntra is also the first fashion e-commerce company in the country to partner with the Better Cotton Initiative, the largest cotton sustainability programme globally that aims to make cotton farming sustainable. In addition, through ‘Myntra For Earth’, a dedicated store offering conscious collection on the Myntra app, the company offers thousands of styles from over 90 brands to provide ethically and consciously made fashion, lifestyle and beauty products to customers looking for eco-friendly choices.
The six-day event, scheduled from 18th to 23rd December, is slated to cater to the fashion, beauty and lifestyle needs of over 4 million unique customers across the country, with ~25000 Kirana partners delivering their orders in recyclable paper packaging, thus making it the greenest EORS thus far.
Sharing her excitement for the ongoing greenest EORS, Sharon Pais, Chief Business Officer, Myntra, said, “At Myntra our commitment towards sustainability is entrenched into multiple facets of the organisation, be it sourcing, manufacturing, storefront or delivery. With the 15th edition of our flagship EORS underway, we are excited about the fact that we will serve our customers across the country with their orders delivered in plastic-free sustainable packaging. It is also heartening to see how our partners have also joined us in this mission.”
Myntra is India’s leading platform for fashion brands and pioneer in m-commerce play. An integral part of the Flipkart Group, Myntra brings together technology and fashion to create the best experience in the fashion and lifestyle space in India. The company has partnered with over 5000+ leading fashion and lifestyle brands in the country such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Levis, Wrangler, Arrow, Jealous 21, Diesel, CAT, Harley Davidson, Ferrari, Timberland, US Polo, FabIndia, Biba, and many more, to offer a wide range in latest branded fashion and lifestyle wear. Myntra services over 27,000 pin codes across the country.