Three Spots to Visit in Ireland

Kylemore Abbey pic
Kylemore Abbey

Shelly Grant is a financial representative with the Principal Financial Group. In that capacity, she utilizes her presentation skills and broad experience to attain her sales goals in the competitive financial industry. When she has leisure time, Shelly Grant loves to travel to various destinations throughout the world.

Ireland offers a wealth of history, scenery, and culture to visitors. With so many places to see, however, choosing where to start can be daunting. With that in mind, the following three spots rank high on many lists of recommendations.

Kylemore Abbey. During World War I, refugee nuns from Belgium took up residence at Kylemore Castle, and it was subsequently dubbed Kylemore Abbey. Apart from its storied history, the building itself is a testament to early 20th-century architecture and has been well-preserved.

The Ring of Kerry. Perhaps Ireland’s most picturesque and often-traveled trail, the Ring of Kerry passes through the Beara Peninsula, Killarney National Park, and Kerry Way, which provide some of the country’s most majestic landscapes.

The Cliffs of Moher. These are one of Ireland’s most popular tourist stops. Home to a breathtaking coastal trail formed by river waters some 320 million years ago, the cliffs rise 214 meters above the Atlantic Ocean and stretch from Doolin to Hags Head.


Heat Interested in Derrick Rose?

Derrick Rose pic
Derrick Rose

Shelly Grant holds a master of business administration with a specialization in international business. Working in financial services, she has built a successful career in sales and management. Outside of her professional life, she is an avid fan of the Miami Heat basketball team.

The Miami Heat just missed out on drafting Derrick Rose in 2008 with the No. 2 pick, because the Chicago Bulls took him first overall. Eight years later, it appears the Heat may be in the market for Rose’s services once again.

According to reports from multiple media outlets, the Bulls are looking to trade Rose. Even though he had a relatively healthy year, the management in Chicago seems ready to move on. Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports that the Heat have emerged as one of the primary trade destinations for Rose.

With the team potentially facing a major shakeup in free agency, the Heat are apparently considering the Rose trade as a means of restocking roster talent should the cupboard suddenly become bare.

Christian Legal Society Holds Annual Conference

Christian Legal Society pic
Christian Legal Society

Financial representative Shelly Grant spends much of her spare time in charitable religious pursuits, including missionary work in in Haiti and Panama. In addition to her professional financial work, Shelly Grant is also a law student and is involved with the Christian Legal Society (CLS), an organization that supports the faith of Christian lawyers and law students.

In October 2016, the CLS will hold its annual conference in Washington D.C. This year’s topic will be “The Call of Christians in the Law,” and will feature speakers including author Peter Greer, CEO of World Impact Efrem Smith, and D.C. Federal Circuit Judge Janice Rogers Brown. There will also be panel discussions and opportunities for continuing education credits on a wide range of topics related to incorporating faith into legal practice. The conference will be held from October 20-23 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Registration is open now.

Master of Business Administration at St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University pic
St. Thomas University

Shelly Grant, an implementation specialist with extensive managerial experience, is an alumna of St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. With a master of business administration and a specialization in international business, Shelly Grant has built a successful career in the fields of sales and management.

St. Thomas University’s Master of Business Administration program strikes a balance between management’s qualitative and quantitative qualities. It was created for students who are currently serving in, or plan to serve in, managerial positions. To this end, the program is available to both part-time students who may have other career responsibilities as well as full-time students. Participants in the program may elect to receive a general MBA or one with an intensive specialization.

Areas of concentration students can choose from for their specialization include accounting, cyber security, data analytics, international business, sports administration, global financial management, global marketing, human resources management, and trade and logistics.

Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Offers iConnect Initiative

Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce pic
Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

Shelly Grant is a business professional with nine years of experience in sales and management. She is currently an independent insurance broker with Old American, Kansas City Life, and WRL. A Lauderhill, Florida local, Shelly Grant is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

One of the many initiatives of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is iConnect, a program designed to connect local businesses to international opportunities. Businesses looking to expand into global markets, as well as businesses currently taking part in international activity are welcome to join iConnect. In doing so, companies looking to invest in the Fort Lauderdale area can source goods or services from a business in the iConnect directory. Likewise, companies hoping to expand can network with international businesses to promote their goods and services.

Members of iConnect can advertise their business in the directory, utilize a search tool to find what they’re looking for, receive notifications of events that match their interests, and attend iConnect functions.

Two Serving Grips to Consider in Tennis

Tennis Grips pic
Tennis Grips

Outside of her work as a financial professional, Shelly Grant has a passion for sports. In addition to following her favorite team, the Miami Heat, Shelly Grant enjoys playing a match of tennis when possible.

There are two types of serving grips in tennis. The Eastern forehand grip, also known as the “shake hands” grip, produces flat serves that barely clear a net. To position your hand properly, put the palm of the hand you intend to serve with on the racket strings. Slide your palm down to the handle and close your hand as if shaking hands with the racket. As you practice serving, be mindful of the tension in your fingers. The grip works best with less strain.

To add spin or a slice to your serve, consider the continental grip. It requires placing your hand 45 degrees counterclockwise from the position of the eastern forehand grip. You will notice the face of your racket tilts slightly upwards, which adds spin to a ball when contact is made. The grip’s versatility does give you an option to serve flat, if desired. This can be achieved by striking the ball further back in your swing.

Three Tips for Cooking Perfect Lamb Chops

Lamb Chops
Lamb Chops

A financial professional, Shelly Grant dedicates her days to serving clients at Principal Financial Group. In her spare time, Shelly Grant enjoys cooking and prefers preparing lamb chops.

When cooking lamb chops, keep the following in mind.

Resting. Prior to going in the oven, lamb chops should rest at room temperature for a minimum of one hour for optimal results. After cooking, the chops can be left in an oven set to low to keep warm until you are ready to serve.

Pan Size. Achieve delicious browning by selecting a pan large enough to cook the chops. For four lamb chops, an 11-inch frying pan is suitable. This ensures no crowding occurs, which is a key component for browning.

Cook Time. On medium-high heat, lamb chops take approximately seven minutes to cook on the first side. Pressing them gently into the pan with a pair of tongs helps to evenly brown the meat. Then, flip the meat and repeat the process for an additional three to five minutes, depending on the size of your chops and the temperature preferred.