Brazil is Steadily Growing into a Global Economic Powerhouse

Posted on February 21, 2017 in Charitable Business Leaders

The National Confederation of Industry reported that since mid of this year, the Brazilian economy had registered a slight growth. According to Flavio Maluf, CEO of Eucatex Company, the industry has faced challenges since 2014, but it is slowly improving on Data from the Brazil-based Institute of Geography and Statistics reveals there were 0.3 percent improvements in the second quarter of the 2016 financial year. This growth comes after a series of downfalls and is a clear indication that the market is doing well. This growth is attributed to excellent production performance on LinkedIn, changes in inventory adjustment, and improved process of import substitution.

The Gross Fixed Capital Formation is estimated to rise to become the determinant of economic growth at,veja-com-o-empresario-flavio-maluf-os-melhores-setores-para-empreender-em-2017,70001657806. Additionally, the Industrial Confidence Index also revealed a positive increase by 51.1 points compared to the one observed previously. The Brazilian economic recovery may be slow, but it is happening every day. Restructuring of public finances and structural reforms on such as labor and social security is the only way to improve this country’s economic status.

Flavio Maluf’s details

Flavio Maluf is a Brazilian citizen and a businessperson. Maluf is an alumnus of Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation where he studied mechanical engineering. He also specialized in Foreign Exchange Principles at New York University, Foreign Trade Principles at EAESP and Business Administration in Sao Paolo. Additionally, he is an expert in accounting and rural management.

Maluf’s role at Eucatex Group and his charitable acts

Eucatex Company was established in 1951 and it specializes in the use of eucalyptus in the manufacturing of panels and sheets. Flavio Maluf has been working for Eucatex Group since 1987. As a new employee at Eucatex group, he moved around various departments from the trade to the industrial division. In 1996, Flavio was called upon to serve in the managerial position. In 1997, he was promoted president of Eucatex. Maluf has since restructured the company, making it one of the top companies in Brazil. Under his the management, the company has established other branches in Salto and Botucatu. Flavio Maluf, a renowned philanthropist recently, donated to medical maternity by teaming up with Hospital and Maternity LANG Carli to help pregnant women and underprivileged children.

Save On Huge Inmate Calling Costs With A Leading Network Provider

Posted on February 20, 2017 in Inmate Communication App

Discover the benefits of becoming a Securus Technologies customer. Experience the luxury of being able to talk to your loved ones more while spending less. You don’t have to worry about locating an authorized agent or commuting to a jail. On average, Securus customers save 46%. Their award winning customer service has allowed them to receive a prestigious BBB accreditation. Enjoy far less dropped calls with Securus Technologies a leading network provider. They invite you to become a part of their team by visiting their exclusive website for more details and promotional offers today.


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Customers experience an interactive network that allows inmates and their families to talk more and spend less. They offer integrated services with top companies like JPay Services and Vimeo. Most inmate’s say they lose contact with their loved ones because of the costs associated with correctional calling. They allow their inmates to have the kind of network that has nearly no dropped calls. Ironically, they have trained over 16,000+ professionals in training, communication, and safety. Rest assured you’ll receive all the information that allows you to register for an account directly on the Securus Technologies website.


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Video Chat Features


Talk to your loved ones over the internet face-to-face with the privilege of being able to have complete control over the picture and the sound. Just a few clicks of a button will have you in complete control.


Inmate Voicemail


Inmate’s now have the option of being able to transition to life outside of a correctional facility by providing the option to receive and retrieve voicemail messages. They receive an access account that allows them to get messages from their loved ones and their legal counsel.


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CTRMA Initiatives to Make Central Texas Roads Safer and Smarter

Posted on February 2, 2017 in Texas

CTRMA (Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority) is working strong on seven projects to make roads smarter and safer for the region’s growing population. The projects are in various development stages and include the MoPac Improvement, MoPac South, 183 South, 183 North Mobility, SH 45SW, SH 71 Express, and Oak Hill Parkway. CTRMA’s Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein continues to focus on the roads and made it clear at the 2016 19th Annual Williamson County Growth Summit. He served on the discussion panel and voiced his opinion on the need for Austin to consider further investments into building more roads as population in suburban areas continue to rise. His main focus is on Williamson County and nearby locations with constant population growth.



The MoPac Improvement Project is an initiative of CTRMA to build an express lane in both directions on Loop 1, North MoPac. The lane will run from Cesar Chavez Street to Parmer Lane, and is expected to open sometime this year. Heiligenstein suggested to the panel and attendees to make the remaining corridors smarter, efficient, and tech advanced to increase transportation volume. The MoPac South is an environmental project that is presently studying and evaluating the corridor of MoPac from Cesar Chavez Street to Slaughter Lane. The Authority is working with Capital Metro and local partners to improve safety and mobility for drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit passengers.



Capacity is in the process of being added to US 183 to improve accessibility to the airport between US 290 and SH 71. The 183 South Project when completed will be the new toll three-lane expressway in each direction, extending eight miles. Another project CTRMA is working on is the SH 45SW four-lane toll road between MoPac and FM 1626. The road will feature bicycle and pedestrian accommodations and other initiatives. All projects, including SH 71 Express and Oak Hill Parkway are in different stages of development to eventually meet the demand of Central Texas growing population.



Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was established in 2002 as an independent government agency to enhance Williamson and Travis counties transportation systems. Mike Heiligenstein joined the agency as Executive Director one year later after serving Williamson County as an elected leader for 24 years. His accomplishments as a politician and a CTRMA executive include expansion of the transportation infrastructure for the county and Austin. He also led efforts to expand water and wastewater in Williamson County.

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Betsy DeVos Is Rewarded For Her Success In Education And Politics

Posted on January 29, 2017 in Education

In 2017, the Grand Rapids based businessperson and education reformer Betsy DeVos was given what I believe to be a great honor for her history of good works when she was nominated to become the U.S. Secretary of education after spending decades fighting for a better future for the children of the nation. I was pleased to see the dedication to education reform Betsy DeVos has maintained since she herself had children of school age as she was shocked to see the inequality that existed in the U.S. education system; as I looked at the work of Betsy DeVos I was happy to see she has often headed not for profit groups that look to bring about education reform, such as Kids Hope USA and The Foundation for Excellence in Education.

Understanding the role Betsy DeVos has played in education reform made me look at the history of the DeVos family over the latter half of the 20th century and the first two decades of the 21st century. Betsy’s husband Dick DeVos is the heir to the massive Michigan based direct sales group AmWay, which has allowed Betsy and Dick DeVos to use some of their time to back various education and other philanthropic programs often through their own Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation; the many many different interests Dick and Betsy have included their funding for ArtPrize, an international arts competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan designed to encourage the promotion of the arts in the hometown of the DeVos family.

I decided to look back at the career of Betsy DeVos to see how her experience has led her to the brink of becoming the U.S. Education Secretary. Looking back at her career I have seen how Betsy has divided her time between finding success as a political activist and education reformer; a major benefit for those looking to provide the best education for the children of the U.S. is the fact Betsy has rarely taken no for an answer in her career as was shown by her work in Michigan to create a charter school program that led to the development of the Great lakes Education Program and later the American federation for Children. Despite her work now taking on a national level the work of Betsy DeVos remains rooted in the Michigan community where she has also looked to invest in local companies through The Windquest Group used by Dick and Betsy DeVos to manage their many investments, including a major investment in clean energy the couple believe will become more important in the future.

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Jason Hope Starting a Company

Posted on January 27, 2017 in Tech Entrepreneur


Starting a company is a lot more work than many people realize. Over time, you must be willing to invest a lot of time and money into a business in order to get it off the ground. There are a lot of people who end up burning out from all of the hours they put in. Jason Hope has done a great job in the field of technology as he tries to invest in the right areas. There are a lot of people who have worked with him on business deals and acquisitions.

Jason Hope

When he first started out in business, things were not easy for Jason Hope. However, he was able to scale up his business over time. Jason Hope is now one of the leading technology entrepreneurs in the world today. Many people are excited about all of the changes that are taking place in the economy. If you want to invest in a new business, you must be prepared to take on a lot of risk. A lot of technology companies end up failing, and your investment of both time and money can be lost.

Future Plans

Jason Hope has a lot of plans for the future. As a business owner, he is always looking to make things better on his customers. There are a lot of people today who are excited about the investments that he is making in the overall sector. New technology and innovation is a driving force behind economic growth, and Jason Hope wants to make sure that he is helping as many people as possible. Many people expect that he will start a few more business concepts in the coming years in order to broaden his portfolio of companies. Jason Hope is a great example of how one person can positively impact an industry.


New Appointment at the Capital Group

Posted on January 23, 2017 in Investment Managers

Timothy Armour was lately promoted to be the Capital Group’s CEO and chairperson. The firm is known for being one of the top investment managers across the world, and it also manages many American funds. The appointment has made Mr. Timothy Armor chairman of the Capital Research and Management Company as well as the administration of the Capital Group. He will be running the firm with help from Phil de Toledo and Rob Lovelace, who serve as the presidents of the Capital Group and the Capital Research and Management Company respectively. Timothy will be working together with committee members of the enterprise to make sure that the global objectives of the firm are fulfilled.

Mr. Armour was offered his current position after the death of Jim Rothenberg, who was the chairperson of the enterprise. Tim gave a speech, and according to him, the death of the administrator saddened many employees at the company. Mr. Rothenberg was a competent and hardworking individual, who was able to make various decisions that were beneficial to the long term interest of the customer, associates, and stockholders. Capital has been using the excellent talent of its employees and associates to ensure that it attains its goal of providing investment opportunities that will benefit the clients and shareholders in the long run. Capital Group is currently served by more than 76000 associates who have been devoted to working with the management committee of the company to carry on the 84 years legacy of offering top-notch services to the consultants and shareholders.

Timothy Armour has been an employee of the Capital Group for about 33 years, and therefore, he is highly experienced. The first position that he was offered at the company was to work for its associate program. Mr. Armour served the firm as an analyst for equity investments, and his roles include overseeing international telecommunication and enterprises that served the U.S. Timothy Armour is an alumnus of the Middlebury College, where he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in economics. Timothy is currently based in Los Angeles.

Capital Group recently created a deal with Samsung Asset Management to enable them to cooperate in developing asset management solutions that will be profitable in the Korean Market. The two firms will combine their efforts to create and retirement and asset allocation program. The collaboration of the two businesses will be essential in bettering the active investment ability of SAM. Capital Group will facilitate its Korean partner to discover more about the Capital-style current administration and also obtain knowledge on sectors such as business and client management.

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Marc Sparks—Risk-Taker In and Out of Business

Posted on January 22, 2017 in Private Equity Firm

Mediocre School Performance Fails to Predict. Marc Sparks graduated from high school 42 years ago with a C+ average. He developed an acumen for business development that demonstrates the incongruity of grades predicting future success. Sparks has built Timber Creek Capital LP, his Dallas private equity firm, using a simple strategy: Seek fresh product ideas that are hard to develop, and then find an efficient way to produce them.

In the process, a company and culture establish short-term and long-term goals defining success. Fear of failure does not enter the Sparks entrepreneurial development equation. His focus is always on the product endpoint, developing a strategy to reach that point of success.

New Enterprises. Marc Sparks assists business developers in generating start-up cash. Before production begins, a model of business operation must be developed, and then resources to flesh out the model comes. In the case of Timber Creek Capital LP, companies are invited into the company’s facilities and their ideas given a chance to grow. “As a … student of what it takes to succeed in this world, I have found that a quality, conducive and collaborative work environment is no less than 25% of the overall ingredients necessary to succeed,”

Sparks notes. Perception and success are birthed in a “positive” facility environment allowing fostering of collaboration and output. This process of nurture and performance has been repeated for 35 years. Combining access to mentors, facilities, funding, marketing, etc., develops success. Sparks seeks “to help entrepreneurs build their dream and companies to critical mass through my experience.”

Venture Capitalists and Outsider Focus. Sparks is a venture capitalist. Venture capitalists seek profit-generating unique innovation. Product demand argues for additional company funding to access more profit for investors.

The catch is for the company seeking more funds to demonstrate that new funds will build the company. Presentation of business concept, strategy for implementation, and assurance that the investment will bring success relies on presentation. Sparks develops new enterprises by fostering preparation, presentation, and fulfillment of product “dreams” for investors.

Work Beyond. Sparks understands risk and fulfillment. His understanding of risk involves people, and his interest in activities beyond the business world involves commitment to them, e.g., support of youth to obtain graduation from high school, the home-stressed via hands-on activities in building homes with Habitat for Humanity, or the homeless via support of The Samaritan Inn, a Dallas shelter.

His role may be defined by a quote of Jesus taken from Luke 12:48 on Sparks’ website: “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.”


A Surprise Visit for my Inmate Brother from Securus Technologies

Posted on January 10, 2017 in Inmate Communication App

I am writing this note to thank you, Securus Technologies, for having in place a program that allows video visits. One of the bad things about being in prison is that all of your privileges are taken away. The streets don’t glorify that. And you don’t feel it until you are behind those bars and it’s too late. Securus Technologies have made those serving time a little better with their video program. Some penal systems are not up to date and don’t care to be. I am blessed in that where my brother is serving out his time, Securus Technologies Christmas Video Visit was already in place.


I am in the Army and on leave for the holidays. I wanted to have a visit with my little brother, but I didn’t know exactly how the rest of my family was handling their visitations. I wanted to fit into the family program that was already in place. I wanted to surprise him with a visit. As I talked it over with my family, I was made aware of this wonderful program. And the best part for me is that we could all have a family visit together at the same time.


The day of the Securus Technologies Christmas Video Visit finally came. I was nervous as a cat. It was so emotional for me and I wasn’t expecting that. My mom and dad had already made the arrangements and was prepping the computer. At the appointed tie, we were live.

The plan was to let them have a regular visit with him because he didn’t know I was home on leave from the service. They were all laughing and talking. I could hear my brother voice. But I had talked to him on the phone from jail before. Then I followed the plan. I just strolled out and walked across the back of my parents like I was a ghost. My little brother was talking and he just stopped. He was in a state of shock. My dad asked him if he was alright. He said he missed me so much, that he thought he just saw me walking through the house like I used to. Then I came out again and he knew it was real. It was so wonderful to surprise him in that way. You all really made this the best Christmas ever. Thank you Securus Technologies for your Christmas Video Visit program.



Sam Tabar: Why You Can Be Successful

Posted on January 4, 2017 in Running A Company

Update January 4th, 2017 – Sam Tabar had a list of strategies to remember in the new year, that was published a while back. I’ve just recently discovered this, and I thought it was worth reading through again. Sam Tabar had some helpful advice for what makes an intelligent investment, and what could see you improve your financial positions in the first quarter, and each subsequent financial quarter to come.

Just In October 20th, 2016 –  Sam Tabar has a new column with the Huffington Post.  He will write about financial news of the day, as well as providing his expert insight from his years as an attorney with major banks like Merrill Lynch.  Be sure to read, and check out Sam’s most recent post which you can find here:

When it comes to successful people, having the ability to do your job at a high standard is something not everyone can do day after day. However, for those who can do this, tremendous success usually follows. Combining their education, experience, and communication skills with clients and coworkers, the most successful people in any industry prove to have an almost unbeatable combination. That has been the case with Sam Tabar, who as an attorney and financial analyst has established himself as a leader who has made it to the top of the career ladder and plans to stay there.

With an education obtained at Oxford University, Sam used this chance to find out about various cultures and begin to cultivate relationships that would serve him well in later years. Making many new friends at Oxford, Sam went on to graduate with Honors and obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree. After this exceptional experience, Sam decided his efforts at higher education were not finished. Gaining acceptance to Columbia Law School, he immediately went to work to earn his law degree. Choosing to specialize in contract and employment law, Sam gained experience in these areas by working as the Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. While in charge of this very prominent publication, Sam worked to ensure it always had the latest topics of interest to those in law and business. Because of this, he was able to learn even more about current and future business trends, which set the stage for his success in later years.

One of the smartest individuals in the business world, Sam is always able to make the most of any situation. Always ready to accept any challenge put in front of him, he knows how to take a risk and make it work for everyone involved. Whether he is acting as a consultant to executives on Wall Street or jetting to Hong Kong to introduce new marketing strategies to corporations, Sam always exudes confidence while still realizing it takes everyone working together for success to happen. Using his training in contract law, Sam often finds himself advising clients on matters involving large amounts of money used for investments. Whether it’s an investor who has millions of dollars in a hedge fund or a retiree who needs advice about their portfolio, Sam is always ready to provide answers that will help them meet their goals.  In his new position at FullCycle Fund, Sam Tabar has seen himself rise to new highs.


Understanding Oncology Through Mikhail Blagosklonny

Posted on December 24, 2016 in Cancer Research

Mikhail Blagosklonny is a professor of Oncology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Mikhail is a scientist who studies Aging and Cancer. He went to the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg where he earned an MD in Internal Medicine. Mikhail also earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine and Cardiology from the same University. Mikhail was made the associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College in 2002. The college is in Valhalla, New York. He later went on to Ordway Research Institute where he served as the senior scientist. Mikhail joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute as the Professor of Oncology in 2009. The experience and skills that he had gained in the different places he had worked made him become an excellent professor. His research interests include Biogerontology (underlying mechanisms of aging), anti-aging drugs, cancer, and targeted cancer therapies that guard the healthy cells against getting damaged.

Mikhail Blagosklonny works as the editor-in-chief of Oncotarget and Cell Cycle. He is also the associate editor of cancer biology and therapy. Mikhail is in the Cell Death and Differentiation editorial board. Mikhail has come up with a hypothesis regarding TOR Signaling potential role in cancer and aging. He proposed using Rapamycin. Rapamycin is a popular drug used in the treatment of cancer. Mikhail suggested this as a possible treatment for lie extension. Mikhail Blagosklonny has been categorized among the most passionate advocates of Rapamycin in longevity research. Mikhail research ranges from cellular and molecular biology to clinical investigations. It mainly includes signal transduction, ontogenesis, tumor suppressors, drug resistance for normal cells selective protection, apoptosis, cell cycle, anticancer therapeutics, and mitosis.

Read more: Distinguished physician-scientist, Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny, joins Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Mikhail is an author of aging hyperfunction theory. He also writes about cell cyclotherapy and chemotherapeutic engineering. Mikhail is known for his keen interest in oncology. He believes that it is possible to control aging and cancer. Mikhail Blagosklonny also believes that cancer can be cured and that is why he suggested the use of Rapamycin. Mikhail has 300 research articles, book chapters, and reviews that are published under his name. He is also an associate editor for PLOS ONE, the American Journal of Pathology, and International Journal of Cancer. Mikhail’s hard work and commitment are what have contributed to his achievement of becoming one of the biggest Oncology researchers in the world. He says that his love for humanity and the vision of seeing a disease-free community is what drove him into his field of work.

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