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Feb
11

GATES FOUNDATION CAUTIONS AGAINST FEAR WITH ZIKA VIRUS

 

OFFICIALS WITH THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION CAUTIONS AGAINST FEAR IN DEALING WITH THE ZIKA VIRUS

As global health authorities around the world race to deal with the onset of the Zika virus, some health officials are worried that a panic can cause far more than good. ZIKA VIRUS SHOULD NOT BE FEARED Officials with the BIll and Melinda Gates Foundation have cautioned that rampant fear about the virus will only cause the misallocation of resources and liken the fear associated with the virus to the early onset of the HIV/AIDS virus.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is world renowned for their work in targeting the eradication of Malaria and other viruses carried by mosquitos. Fears regarding the Zika virus have reached frenzied heights after the once obscured virus suddenly appeared in record numbers in Brazil, spurring health experts like Sergio Cortes to educate the public on the symptoms. Various cases, which were identified in the United States as well as parts of Europe, have health officials struggling to stayed ahead of the spread of the virus, as well as the information challenge in notifying people how to protect them selves without causing a panic.

Many believe that the fear about the virus is justly applied as countries such as Brazil and other South American countries issue advisories against child birth for at least two years. Medical staff are also trying to determine how best to treat a person once they become infected with the virus.

 February 11th, 2016  
 Tombert  
 Bill Gates, What I think, Zika Scare  
   
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Feb
09

Modern Family Star Refuses To Cover Up Surgery Scars

“Modern Family” star Ariel Winter was at the center of a controversy following her decision not to cover up the scars from her recent breast reduction surgery, The Los Angeles Times reports. The 18 year old actress was criticized in some quarters of the media and social media for wearing a low cut gown on the red carpet for the SAG Awards that revealed the scars from the surgery she underwent in June 2015.

In response to the criticism the “Sofia The First” voice actress received she responded to Jon Urbana via Twitter by stating she felt the scars were part of her and should not be hidden. The criticism came days after the actress, who plays Alex Dunphy on “Modern Family”, celebrated her birthday with cast and family members. Winter had revealed at the time of the surgery she had felt self conscious about her body before undergoing the breast reduction surgery to aid her level of confidence as she enters adulthood.

 February 9th, 2016  
 Tombert  
 TV  
   
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Feb
09

North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park Shares Her Harrowing Story

Yeonmi Park was unlucky to be born in an environment and atmosphere that mostly consisted of brutality. She was born in the Northern part of Korea close to the Chinese boarder. The atmosphere of the Kim dictators was both paranoid and brutal. Unbelievably, she survived even the worst of her experiences at the hands of merciless people. In her autobiography, named In Order to Live, she narrates of her perseverance in a hunger-stricken community, her defection and also about how she ended up being trafficked by gangsters in northern China. It takes exceptional courage and strength for her to survive the awful incidents. In 2007, Yeonmi crossed Yalu River with her mother at night with her mother. This was during the beginning of harrowing. In years, they had to travel across China across a desert to get to South Korea. It is during this time that she suffered constant abuse and starvation.

Unfortunately, Yeonmi’s father travelled to be with her but died of cancer. During her interview with Youngvoicesadvocates she narrates how her father died without the knowledge of the kind of democracy in the world. She also explains that she escaped would have stayed in Korea she had things she needed to survive. She says how writing the book helped her put behind her past. She also explains how badly her privacy and dignity as a woman were violated. Additionally, Yeonmi park explains in Youtube.com, how Korean women were ill-treated in China. Besides these, she gives incidents of how men disrespected women and only viewed them to gain pleasure. Yeonmi explains how she found herself in complex circumstances and situations. For example, a violent gangster who apparently fell in love with her helped her to escape. She feels that the man was a bad person while on the other hand; the same gangster helped her escape. Yeonmi also explains in her interview how they would not let there be oppressors and law breakers in North Korea in 5o years. Yeonmi also confirms that her story is true regardless of propaganda about her being satirical and a liar. She hopes that the book will be instrumental in bringing light to the darkest parts of the world. Finally, she insists that no one is justified to treat others inhumanely.

 

 

 February 9th, 2016  
 Tombert  
 Escape & Survival  
   
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Feb
01

Closer SEC Inspection for CCOs including Helane Morrison

CCO groups stated that members were feeling vulnerable, and they’re expecting more inspections in 2016. SEC officials have not said anything about how they view CCO at money management firms yet. However, more scrutiny means that there might be some changes in the role of compliance officers. Today, we will be looking more closely at CCO groups and in particular, Helane Morrison.

Past Cases

Back in April, the SEC officials charged BLK Advisers LLC compliance officer who did not have policies for the outside activities of employees. This same advisor also failed to disclose the business interest of a top-performing portfolio manager. In June, SEC charged SFX Financial Advisory Management Enterprises and its CCO because they failed to implement some policies, filling a misstatement in a form as well as failing to do an annual review. Both cases were settled out of court for cash settlements.

Policies and Enforcement

There are more than 8,000 enforcement actions done since 2003, and only five were against individuals who have the title of CCO. The SEC enforcement director stated that they always try to be fair and every case; they only charged CCOs who have crossed a clear line. CCOs are going to be watched all time. This is why it is important to choose the best person available to the chief compliance officers; it is a very important job.

Hall Capital’s CCO

Helane Morrison is the CCO, General Counsel and Managing Director of Hall Capital Partners LLC. She is one of the best CCOs out there because before, she was the head of SEC’s San Francisco Office from 1999 until 2007. In 1996 until 1999, Morrison was the head of enforcement for the San Francisco SEC Office. Before 1996, she was a lawyer who sometimes represented clients who are sued by the SEC itself.

Morrison is also a speaker on topics like legal issues and compliances that affects investment advisers. She graduated from the University of California that is located in Berkeley. Morrison’s past experiences guarantees that she will do a excellent job as a CCO with a bright future ahead of her. You can keep up with Helane on her LinkedIn and Crunchbase profiles.

Conclusion

Some people are worried that the scrutiny of CCOs can backfire to the agency. The amount of compliance professionals might decrease, and problems could go unchecked. SEC proposed a program that requires a third-party review for money managers. The scrutiny of CCOs is the reason why only the best like Helane Morrison should be chosen as CCO to prevent troubles.

 February 1st, 2016  
 Tombert  
 Corporate Compliance Officers, Women in Business  
   
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Jan
30

Economic Expert George Soros Feels the Current Market Resembles 2008 Conditions

With an estimated net worth of $24 billion, George Soros is a widely respected expert in the field of the financial markets. Soros has earned this respect through his various financial dealings, his generous philanthropy, and his overall life story. Soros has overcome a lot in his life to get to where he is today. Born in Budapest in 1930, he lived through the stark period where his home country was simply a puppet regime for the Nazi worldview. After World War II the country was dominated by communism, so George elected to flee for England. After graduating from the London School of Economics, he settled in the United States and steadily accumulated a massive fortune primarily because of the international investment fund which he founded.

Because George Soros has been so successful in the financial realm, when he makes a prediction about the financial markets people have a tendency to take notice. Recently, Soros has made some rather troubling predictions and comparisons that many would do well to take heed on. Earlier this month, Soros stated that he sees a crisis in the current global market that in his mind is reminscent of the 2008 market conditions.

In a nutshell, Soros feels that the current global financial climate is very conducive to a market crash that would be very similar to the 2008 crisis. George Soros told Bloomberg and a worldwide economic forum in Sri Lanka that investors would do well to be very cautious at this present date and time. Soros pointed out the fact that China is having difficulty finding a new growth model and said that could lead to a domino effect throughout the rest of the world. China’s economy has a number of question marks because it is presently in the process of shifting away from an investment and manufacturing style to more of a focus on consumption and services.

Indeed, there are a number of signs out there that would complement Soro’s suggestion that now is a time for investors to be cautious. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatily Index, better known as the “fear gauge” is up this year 13 percent. An index which measures the cost of protection on Japanese shares is up 43 percent and there is also a Merril Lynch price swing estimation of Treasury Bonds that has risen 5.7 percent. Data released earlier this year is also pointing to a sluggish manufacturing sector. Thus, Soros would once again appear to be right on target with his estimation that 2016 is a year that could be just as financially treacherous and uncertain as 2008.

 January 30th, 2016  
 Tombert  
 Economic Prediction  
   
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Jan
29

Andie MacDowell’s Epic American Airline Rant

Actress Andie MacDowell took to social media last week after she received the injustice of being denied an expensive service that she paid for. MacDowell’s handling of the situation warranted her just as much backlash from the public as did the service she obtained. The Four Weddings and a Funeral actress was on a first-class flight when she was suddenly bumped to economy class.

MacDowell took to her Twitter account to air her frustration.

“HELP!” she wrote. “I was first class on a flight that I had pre-booked and paid for but they moved me to tourist class. Because of my dog!”

MacDowell was traveling on an American Airlines flight being piloted by Jon Urbana on January 22 when the incident occurred. Some of the starlet’s followers sympathized with her, while others were not as pleasant. A number of folks lashed back at MacDowell for her choice of words. MacDowell took a moment to defend herself.

“I didn’t mean to imply that I am superior, I’m not,” MacDowell wrote. “I want what I paid for and that was first class. It’s very expensive. I just thought saying ‘tourist’ sounded more exotic than saying ‘coach’.”

Others still were quick to defend the actress.

“I’m not defending her,” one follower wrote. “I think that ‘tourist’ was a poor choice of words. She just deserves to get exactly what she paid for.”

MacDowell,an animal lover, was traveling with her Chihuahua at the time. Her labrador, Spinee, underwent major surgery on January 26 and is recovering.

 January 29th, 2016  
 Tombert  
 Celeb News  
   
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Jan
28

Shaygan Kheradpir and Coriant: The Perfect Pairing of Telecom Expertise

The telecommunication company Coriant is a well-known innovator of networking solutions. Their business is designed to make it easier for other businesses to thrive in the modern world by making telecom systems more affordable, faster and more reliable. This company is the result of the merging of Nokia Siemens Networks, Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. Much more than the name of the business has changed. Today the company is thriving thanks to the new talent they have leading the company from the top.

 

Shaygan Kheradpir is currently heading Coriant as their CEO. London-born Kheradpir holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He began his career in 1987, working for GTE Laboratories. He expanded his resume more with positions at Barclays, Verizon and most recently, Juniper. He was consistently promoted while at each of these companies and received much praise for his efforts in technological developments. Many of these companies most innovative software programs and technological developments were in part due to the imagination and talent of Kheradpir.

 

In 2013, Kheradpir took the reins at Coriant and is continuing to look for ways to keep the company ahead of the telecom crowd. Much of the interest in this business is its ability to stay ahead of the competition by providing more affordable and effective solutions for voice, data and mobile networks. The company believes that the 28 years of experience that Kheradpir brings with him as a technology leader will benefit the company immensely. To date, that seems to have been true as Coriant is already considered to be a global leader in the telecom industry.

Kheradpir on Twitter

 

 January 28th, 2016  
 Tombert  
 CEO Profiles  
   
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Jan
28

Wikipedia Writing For Business Owners: Hire Get Your Wiki Writers

Wikipedia is a wonderful online resource that provides detailed information of scores of different topics. Virtually anything and everything under the sun is covered on Wikipedia. Most interestingly, Wikipedia is community written and edited. The people who run Wikipedia do not hire professional writers to produce content. Ironically, hiring Wikipedia writers is what those who run a business should do when they are wish to publish an effective Wikipedia page.

Wikipedia is not a directory for commercially-driven articles. Honestly, the search engines would never support Wikipedia with high rankings in the results if the online encyclopedia was shilling for companies. The integrity of the content of the site is what allows it to thrive online. This doesn’t mean businesses, entrepreneurs, or other commercial entities are barred from publishing a Wikipedia page. Famous businesses and business persons are the subject of many Wiki entries.

In order for the page to be allowed to remain online, however, the work must not be promotional or commercial in nature. Historical and factual text is perfectly acceptable. This text, upon being indexed by the search engines, then serves promotional benefits to the business being written about. The key here is the writing has to fit into the rules of the site. If not, then the material is rife for re-editing or, worse, removal.

Working with a professional Wikipedia writing service ensures the writing and editing decisions are within the hands of the client. Rather than wonder whether or not the rules are being followed, it would be better to simply ask a solid professional Wikipedia writing service to make a Wikipedia page. Professional Wikipedia writers are prone to producing content that fails to meet the online encyclopedia’s rules and requirements. When the client has business purposes in mind, the writers walk a fine line highlighting traits customers find appealing while avoiding being too promotional.

The quality of the writing is going to be more than acceptable. Writers who are continually crafting content for the site know what reads well and what is engaging. The content they produce is going to be far from dull and is designed to grab visitors landing on the page. Businesses definitely are going to get good results from expertly crafted writing.

Get Your Wiki is one writing service worth considering by businesses interested in publishing a solid page. Get Your Wiki has produced a great deal of content for businesses and does so while meeting Wikipedia’s strict and high standards.

 January 28th, 2016  
 Tombert  
 Online Marketing Tips, Wikipedia Business Page Creation  
   
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Jan
27

Sergio Cortes Masters The Art of Imitating MJ

There have been a ton of entertainers that specialize in impersonating Michael Jackson. It’s easy for people to recognize an MJ impersonator because Jackson was so over-the-top. He wore elaborate costumes for different numbers and made history with dance moves that would be connected to his name. What Sergio has done is manage to provide a tribute show that pulls out all the stops.

The Brazilian Dino website makes mention of how Sergio is humbled to pay homage to his idol. The article posted on Dino references the early stages where people asked him to dress up like MJ when he was a teenager. He went to being paid for simply dressing up like Jackson to actually performing as Jackon.

It is easy to imagine Sergio Cortes getting paid to appear as the pop icon that was known as Michael Jackson. The striking resemblance is simply amazing. Most fans that see Sergio dressed as Jackson are floored. It is like they have to do a double take because they may feel like they are looking at a ghost. That is just how close the resemblance is. There are numerous videos on YouTube that show fans screaming for the impersonator as he walks through cities because he looks so much like Michael.

The appreciation of Michael Jackson fans is something that continues on social media. Sergio has thousands of followers on social media. He loves to perform, and many of his performances are captured in photos on Facebook. People get the chance to see what he really looks like on stage. This has lead a lot of people to follow him and introduce him to others outside of Brazil.

It is evident that Sergio Cortes has a strong Brazilian following because this is his native land. It is surprising, however, to see how so many people from America have found Sergio. Americans are finding out about the tribute shows, and some people even want to see him come to America. It has been stated that Sergio Cortes would make a great Las Vegas act even though Vegas already has the Michael Jackson Experience show. Sergio is among the best in the MJ impersonation arena so he could be provide something new and exciting to the city of Las Vegas. Sergio continues to get even better as more people find out about this tribute shows. He is carrying the MJ torch well.

Follow him on Twitter .

 January 27th, 2016  
 Tombert  
 Sergio Cortes  
   
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Jan
27

New York City Financial Expert Sam Tabar

Financial matters are not always easy to manage. Many people find it helps them to work with someone who knows the field of financial and understands it well. A skilled business lawyer with a background in the field of both law and finance can help any person get the kind of help they need to get the results they want from their working capital. A business lawyer can provide all kinds of important advice including advice about the right kinds of investments as well as ways to help shelter any income earned from taxes and other possible liabilities.

Someone who has chosen to specialize in the field of business law is New York City based lawyer Sam Tabar. Tabar is one of the most respected lawyers in New York with many years of experience in the field of business law. His background in this field has helped him provide the kind of assistance that his clients need in order to get the kind of results that allow them to function well in the business world. Tabar has done a great deal to help both companies and specific individuals work within the parameters of the legal field in United States.

Tabar grew up in the United Kingdom. His academic grades were excellent, enabling him to attend Oxford University. Here, he graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in law. After leaving the United Kingdom, he earned his law degree at Columbia University in the United States as Sam’s About.me page showcases. While there, he was an associate editor at one of the university’s publications. Since that time, Tabar has focused his attention on developing his career here and working to serve the needs of his clients in this area. He has worked with many important legal clients in the course of his career including Bank of America.

His major area of focus in recent years has been the development of his own private practice FullCycle Fund, an area that he hopes will help him provide the kind of services his clients need in order to help them figure out how best to work closely within the framework of the legal system. He knows that his clients look to him to make sure they have the best possible legal help. He also knows that clients rely on him in the event of legal crisis that may require skilled legal representation in order to untangle and help solve very effectively.

 January 27th, 2016  
 Tombert  
 Business Success  
   
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