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Eucatex: Bringing Brazilian Gold Since the 50’s

Eucatex is one of Brazil’s biggest success stories. A company based on the idea production can take place while making small impact on the Earth turned into big profits for the Malufs, the company who has helmed Eucatex since the beginning.

Formed in 1951, Eucatex was created as a ceiling tile plant but with a twist. The family behind Eucatex believed that their products would benefit from using the eucalyptus tree as the key ingredient to their product.

Eucatex hoped this would lower their carbon footprint while creating an acoustic rich tile. Such ideas proved successful and it was not long after that Eucatex established offices in Buenos Aires. In time the company would ship to over 50 countries and create plants throughout South America. Recently, Eucatex is working a new line of paints while working on a new forestry leasing program.

Born in 1967, Flavio became part of a long line of successful entrepreneurs and innovators. As a mechanical engineering graduate from Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) Flavio Maluf kept to the high standards of his family and the ideals used to establish Eucatex. Flavio spent time abroad, studying business at New York University before returning home to Brazil.

Flavio began his time in the family business as part of the production division. After some time he moved through the sectors of Eucatex before gaining an executive position in the late 90’s. It would be just under a year later that Flavio would gain the title of president. It is through his innovation that Eucatex has been able to continue the trends of small environmental impact and business expansions and growing profits.

Small carbon footprints and big gains might have been unheard of decades ago. But for Eucatex and the Malufs, sticking to such goals proved beneficial and helped the company expand past the borders of its native Brazil. More products being added to the catalog and more plants opening, Eucatex is proof an industrial group can make big bucks while being green friendly.  Flavio continues his message of securing the future for new entrepreneurs, and echoes those points on Twitter.

Who is Shaygan Kheradpir?

Shaygan has a twenty-eight years’ experience in telecom industry and financial services industries.

He is a great leader and mentor to many. He has in the past worked as CEO of Juniper Networks, worked in Barclays PLC and before that he was an executive at the Verizon and GTE. He has been impactful in every place he worked e.g. While operating in the Barclays; he headed the creation of the bank’s transform program across 50 countries with thousands of employees. Coriant has sure captured a great person to be its leader and lead the organization to greater heights.

Having acquired a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Shaygan has risen above this to explore the finance world and his excellent leadership skills speaking on his behalf at every organization he had to pass before the appointment at Conant. Throughout his career, he has enabled mission-driven teams to drive change to customers, investors, employees and the community as a whole. His desire to explore not being left out which has facilitated the significant technological influence in the past.

In as far as people are anticipating great difference leadership from the former CEO to the current, Shaygan it sure will be quite impactful to the company, its competitors, and the entire world, who are the clients of the enterprise. Accept the change and work hand in hand with the great leader for a transformational experience in the corporate life of the operation and that of the clients as well. Every manager requires a team to be productive, and to make a great impact; the enterprise needs every stakeholder to support them in their endeavors. It’s not one-way traffic. It’s every little effort that counts.

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Ultra Savings on Cell Service Through FreedomPop

If you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to regular cell phone carriers, take a look at FreedomPop. This nifty app can rid you of fee-laden service plans of common cell phone companies. It can be used as a free service or you can upgrade to some very low-cost options. Currently, they support all versions of Android OS up to 4.4.4 – (KitKat). They also have Android 5.0 (Lollipop) support coming soon.

FreedomPop has three basic plans. First and foremost is their Free Service which provides you with 200 voice minutes, 500 text messages, and 500 MB of data. The service is all done through VOIP so they can take advantage of the data portion of the Sprint network without hassling with their text and phone streams. This particular plan also works on FreedomPop Wi-Fi hotspots which get 500 MB of data free each month.

The second is an extremely affordable option to upgrade to FreedomPop’s $5 plan. This plan uses WIFI HotSpots instead of cell towers to make your text, phone and data connections. It won’t work while driving or out in a rural area with no HotSpots. But it could be a great plan for kids or anyone who lives in a metropolitan area full of WIFI connections.

Third is the very popular Unlimited Plan. This gives the unlimited text, talk, and data for $19.99 a month. Compared to most current cell phone carriers that is a steal.

FreedomPop uses the Sprint network to provide their coverage, so anywhere that Sprint or Virgin Mobile or Boost have coverage, FreedomPop does too.

Another advantage to FreedomPop is that they offer devices that you can purchase with their service. You can also bring your own Sprint mobile device. They are constantly increasing the number of devices that are compatible.

We’re not just talking about cell phones here either. FreedomPop is available for phones, tablets, and even home internet coverage. Mobile devices have a range of prices so check out the app, for details but currently, there are six tablets for purchase with the FreedomPop service. These tablets include the iPad Mini, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, the Galaxy Tab 4, the LG G Pad and the Freedom Tab Liberty.

Last, of all, you can now get your home internet through FreedomPop. They provide several different plans for this service as well. Areas that have 4G LTE coverage can be used for home internet by buying a Hub Burst it connects to the LTE network and gives you 12/Mbps internet service. That’s pretty standard DSL service which is pretty great considering that 1 GB per month is free.

Check out The FreedomPop App and this review to find out more.

Clay Siegall Announces Seattle Genetics’ Second Quarter Financial Results for 2016

Seattle Genetics officially announced its financial results for the Second Quarter of 2016 through a conference call on July 26, 2016. Peggy Pinkston, who is the Investor Relations and Executive Director, welcomed all the people who had attended the conference and mentioned the names of Seattle Genetics’ top executives who were present. Participants were allowed to ask questions immediately after the top executives made their remarks and at the end of the conference call.

Seattle Genetics (SGEN) Clay B. Siegall on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Dr. Siegall said that he was happy with the progress the company had made in transforming ADCETRIS into a chief franchise and diversification of product and services. He noted that Seattle Genetics was on its way to achieving its goal of becoming an international multi-product oncology firm. According to Siegall, ADCETRIS had achieved record net sales in 2016 (second quarter). The SGN-CD33A has five clinical trials that are still in progress. He stated that the company had discovered promising antitumor activity in most of the ADCs.

An overview on Seattle Genetics

Seattle Genetics is a renowned biotechnology firm that focuses on developing advanced antibody-based therapies for cancer treatment and commercializes them. The firm has an industrial expertise of developing antibody-drug conjugates (ADC), an innovative technology developed to speed up the delivery of cell-killing cells to the cancer cells by modifying monoclonal antibodies. ADCs are developed to protect the non-targeted cell and therefore reduce the toxic effects associated with traditional chemotherapy while promoting antitumor activity. Seattle Genetics is on the verge of developing new products to address the unmet medical needs.

Dr. Clay Siegall

Seattle Genetics was co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Clay Siegall. Today, he is the CEO, Board chairperson, and CEO of the company. Under his able leadership, the company has developed a series of innovative antibody-based therapies for managing and treating cancer. ADCETRIS is one of the products that were developed by Seattle Genetics. The FDA approved it in 2011. Dr. Siegall has been in charge of capital raising activities, and he has managed to secure over $645 million through private and public financings. He received a degree in Zoology from the University of Maryland. He is an alumnus of esteemed George Washington University holding a Ph.D. in Genetics.

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3 Reasons You Need Shea Butter In Your Life

We all love soft, healthy skin, right? We spend billions of dollars a year trying to look and feel younger and more beautiful. But are we really improving the health of our skin with synthetic, chemically produced skin care products?

There is a natural solution: raw Shea Butter! Shea butter is pressed from the nuts of the Shea tree, which is native to West Africa. Rich in vitamins E and A, it is the perfect natural solution for young, soft, vibrant skin, but it also has invisible benefits to keep you healthy. Here are 3 of the best reasons to get Shea Butter into your life right now:

1)Anti Aging
Raw Shea Butter has been shown to assist in cell regeneration and boost collagen production in the skin. It is a natural moisturizer, and we all know that moisturizing helps prevent wrinkles!

2)Prevent Cancer Shea Butter contains cinnamic acid, also found in cinnamon bark, which controls inflammation and inhibits the development of tumor cells. It also offers natural protection against UV rays, making it a powerful weapon against skin cancer.

3)Speed Up Hair Growth
Thanks to its anti inflammatory properties, Shea Butter can help your hair grow longer and stronger more quickly! It brings a healthy growing environment into your scalp and reduces breakage and split ends.

Not sure where to start looking for raw Shea Butter? Try, a family-run company dedicated to ethical production and fair wages for its women employees. It was founded in the year 2000 by Eugenia Akuete, who was inspired hy her mother’s midwife, affectionately called Grandma Sunshine.

Eugenia Shea is committed to fair trade, and even donates a portion of its profits back to its African workers in the form of an education fund!

ClassDojo’s Popularity is on the Rise and the Company is Significantly Growing

ClassDojo is an education app that is growing by leaps and bounds. The app was founded in 2011 by two former teachers and entrepreneurs named Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary. ClassDojo was created to help teachers to maintain order in the classroom.

The app works off of the premise that students do better when they are given positive feedback instead of criticism. Apparently, Don and Chaudhary got it right because a lot of teachers and parents are satisfied with how the app works.

So, how does ClassDojo work? Well, this application can be downloaded from an app store. It appears on the major platforms such as Google Play, The Apple Store and the Microsoft Store. After a person downloads the app, they can then set up their profile to send and receive information from other ClassDojo users.

Parents can use the app to communicate with teachers. To have meetings throughout the day and to monitor their child’s progress while they are in the classroom. Teachers find the ClassDojo application favorable because they can use it to send pictures about students, upload videos of a child’s behavior or send texts back forth with parents. The app even makes parent/teacher conferences a lot easier. This is a great plus for many educators because they often complain about the lack of parental involvement in their child’s lives.

At least 500,000 people download ClassDojo every day. Currently, there are close to 10 million users to date. The company makes it revenue from the app by offering specialized and advance services such as a customized yearbook, specific lessons for various subjects and homework plans for students. Remember, the content that is being offered on this app can be adjusted for grade levels K to 12. This way, the content is being directed at the group of people that it was created for.

The app is becoming so popular that it has received additional funding which will allow the app to grow. The creators of ClassDojo will now be able to use their additional funding to improve the usability of the app, to add more services and to increase advertising. Once ClassDojo really catches on; many educators, students and parents will probably enjoy the results that this great app provides.


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Wikipedia Information Available Through HERE Maps App

Wikipedia online encyclopedia gives a whole new meaning to the word “encyclopedia” when compared to the thick, heavy set of books that was the major source of information years ago. It now provides up to date information for the wired generation that gives it access to knowledge about people, businesses and organization as well as destinations and locations. Wikipedia even offer its visitors a text to speech features that allows them to listen to articles with more languages becoming available in the future. Now, HERE app hope to give its users the ability to switch from their navigation app to Wikipedia Sights to get information on the go about the location they are visiting. This allows those using the app to easily find the interesting sights, nearby businesses and must visit places and events in the area. HERE already offers a Guide tour and Eat and Drink HERE feature, and with the addition of Wikipedia Sights, users can visit unknown destinations and feel more like a native than a tourist.

For local businesses, brands and well known individuals in the area, Wikipedia has the potential to introduce over 125 million visitors a month to their locale. Wikipedia places its articles in the top five spots in Google search engines listings, which could be a boost for businesses and individuals with Wikipedia pages. There are even more advantages to hiring a Wikipedia expert to write the page, which include the certainty of the page being accepted and meeting the stringent requirements, constant monitoring, free translations to other languages and the page having an unbiased appeal that is considered more trustworthy. Wiki editors have vast experience at writing, editing and researching to give businesses, brands and individuals greater prominence and Wikipedia readers greater knowledge. Wikipedia and its readers are brought together on common ground. HERE app will greatly facilitate the process for those exploring new locales and destinations. Will you be there as well?

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The Glamorous Lime Crime Makeup Line

Shopping for makeup at the typical store is often unexciting. Shoppers that are looking for a unique style that makes them stand out will often struggle with the makeup choices. That is how a new makeup line came to be. Lime Crime was started by Doe Deere, a business woman, and artist that has taken the beauty industry by storm.

Doe Deere is an artist with a great sense of style. She set out to put some color in this world, and that includes makeup! She wanted to show the world that you did not have to be dull or mundane. Doe Deere loved to experiment with colors and styles, resulting in a large social media following. She started her career off in 2004 with a name and an Ebay store. Doe called the store Lime Crime after her favorite color, bright green and then choose a work that rhymed, or sounds good together. She felt the name stood for color revolution and breaking the rules. Not being afraid to have fun.

The internet has made it easier to market the makeup line, by using photos of herself on sites like Instagram showing off her style, ideas, and color. This gives the fans a chance to leave feedback and let Doe see what is desired and where improvement is needed.

Doe Deere is a very intelligent, smart, and fascinating person. With her business sense and style, she has become a role model to other women. What she had done is an inspiring example that other woman can achieve their goals if they put in the effort and time.  Follow the Lime Crime Twitter feed for news and updates, or participate in the discussion on Facebook.

Madison Street Capital Paves Way For Excellence

The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts took part in the 40 Under Forty 2015 program. NACVA recognized individuals that were under 40 who had made extraordinary changes in the corporate space, economic forensics, lawsuit consulting, adept witness evidence, mergers and purchases, and associated occupations. The honorees mentioned in the 2015 program were chosen by Executive individuals at NAVA and CTI. The judges were very overwhelmed and surprised with the massive amount of talent up for nomination.

The Consultants’ Training Institute and The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts are built on brilliance, superior excellence, and partnering with idealistic leaders from accounting to business. The purpose of the 40 Under Forty is to provide an opportunity and empowerment for the following generation of business individualists. The 40 Under Forty aims for future business individualists to be recognized for his or her influences towards career, societies, and contributions in the near future. There were more than 125 impressive nominees for the 2015 program.

Mr. Marsala is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Madison Street Capital. He facilitates Madison Street Capital having international access in Asia, Africa, and Europe. He is in charge of making sure the firm is running business mattter for M&A clients and Corporate Finance smoothly. Mr. Marsala specifically specializes in economic valuation, financial affairs,and M&A. Mr. Marsala has achieved and looked over a broad quantity of valuation and activities for more than 13 years. He has reviewed a multitude of business subdivisions and corporation matters. For more than 13 years he has mainly focused on the middle corporations and premature undertakings. Mr. Marsala has contributed activities associated with energy, technology, nourishment and cultivation, wholesale and circulation, industry, employment, health equipment, and biotech and medication. He graduated at Loyola University of Chicago. At the University he studied Information Systems and Finance. He also has a Master’s Diploma at University of Oxford. Along with being a member of the National Assocation of Certified Valuators and Analysts he is a member of the American Society of Appraisers. For more detailed information about the published article it can be found on

Madison Street Capital is an worldwide asset investment firm dedicated to honesty, brilliance, management, and service. Madison Street Capital is skilled in distributing business economic amenities, union and acquisition proficiency, and economic ideas and assessment services for widely and secretly held industries. The beneficial services provided by Madison Street Capital help support clients to be able to succeed in the global market on an extraordinary level. Madison Street Capital is a reliable partner and prominent provider of economic consultative amenities, M&A support, and valuations. In conclusion, Madison Street Capital continues to be highly recognized for its excellence.

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George Soros’ Take on the Political Situation in Ukraine

Billionaire investor and philanthropist, George Soros, reveals his political views on the European Union and what should be done to help the new Ukraine that emerged in 2014. According to Soros, the EU has become efficient at juggling one crisis after another without really dealing with the real issue behind these crises. This has created a situation whereby these crises come back to haunt the union in future. As of 2015, the EU faced 5 major crises; the euro, migration, the Greek economic crisis, the British referendum and the situation in Ukraine.

Although all five crises cannot be dealt with at once, at least not decisively, George Soros holds the view that the Ukrainian situation should be given top priority. This is despite the fact that Ukraine is not a part of the European Union. However, it presents a perfect situation to resist the continued Russian aggression in Ukraine and deal the nuclear power a huge international blow. In addition, it allows the EU to uphold its initial values and spirit of solidarity envisioned during its formation.

Soros feels that he is deeply invested in the affairs of the new Ukraine through his Ukrainian Foundation and personal involvement in the country. This led him to develop a new winning strategy for the country and circulate it throughout Europe. According to the businessman, Russian sanctions are necessary but not enough. This is because the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, could easily argue that all the Russian woes are borne out of these sanctions. This increases his favor in Russia. Therefore, the only way to beat Putin and his political ideas is by effectively proving him wrong.

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How to Effectively Aid Ukraine

Soros advocates for the continued financial support of Ukraine. This would allow the country effectively resist the Russian onslaught on every level be it military, political or economic. Empowering Ukraine would allow it to sustain itself and its new radical reforms that have introduced democracy, political inclusion of the citizens in all decision making processes and economic reforms. It also allows the country to introduce independent and honest media and judiciary systems.

The fact that Putin is willing to start a large-scale war over Ukraine has given him power and tactical advantage to dictate his will over the sovereign state. This is because the western allies are unwilling to start any direct military conflict with the nuclear power. For Ukraine to succeed, the west must be willing to provide the country with enough economic support while at the same time impose heavy restrictions on Russia. They must also abolish the Minsk agreement.

Although Ukraine cannot immediately regain its territorial integrity, it can still uphold its political and moral integrity. The fact that it is willing to take radical political and economic reforms should be enough to warrant help from the international community. With help from the EU, Ukraine could be a beacon of hope in a largely socialist region. The EU should not repeat the same economic mistakes it did when handling the Greek economic crisis.

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