Waiakea Water Shows Us How to Use Bottled Water Sustainably

You have to admire a company that takes a fundamental problem with its product and produces a solution that could make a monumental difference in the future of life on our planet. Our problem is that we use too much plastic in too many dispensable ways. One of most wasteful things that we do with plastic is that we use it to bottle water. One purchase leaves behind a plastic bottle that can exist for roughly 1,000 years. This year is hopefully when all of this changes. Waiakea Water has announced that they have developed the first ever fully degradable bottle. Their innovative bottle design will completely break down in 15 years. All of their bottles are 100 percent recyclable.

Waiakea Water is a wholesaler of volcanic water operating out of Hilo, Hawaii. The phrase “wai akea” means “broad waters” in Hawaiian. Their water is filtered through 14,000 feet of volcanic rock. Emerging at the eastern base of the Mauna Loa volcano, the water is rich in electrolytes, minerals, and naturally occurring alkaline. This water source is sustainable at a rate of 1.4 billion gallons of water a day and has been certified as carbon neutral. They use low-emission vehicles to deliver their products, and 3% of their profit goes to non-profit organizations and community programs. Additionally, they donate a substantial amount of water to impoverished areas in the African country of Malawi.

Here in the United States, it is estimated that we will use roughly 50 billion plastic water bottles this year. Last year only about 23 percent of all the plastic bottles used were actually recycled. This is not a sustainable future for any country’s waste management plans. Although a recent study revealed that about 60 percent of the plastic dumped in our oceans is coming from the South China Sea area, the fact that water bottles serve an obvious need and are here to stay is a challenge for the whole world. Waiakea Water is challenging the entire bottled water industry and sincerely hopes that they follow their example.

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Michel Terpins: Turning his Racing Dreams into a Reality

One thing that unites every people in Brazil is their love of sports. One of the fastest growing sports in Brazil today is rally driving, and many people are joining national and international competitions which are looking for the best rally driver on the planet. Millions in Brazil are watching these events, and even if the sport is deadly, the adrenalin rush running through the bodies of those who are involved in the competition is what drives the people to watch longer. The reputation of these rally drivers among the public is very high, and they are promoted to a celebrity status. The life of a rally driver in Brazil is different from any other athletes or sports enthusiast. They are independent, and they can do whatever they want before the big day, like going out for surf or watching other games performed at the stadiums located on city centers.

Whenever he has free time, Michel Terpins is making sure that he is on a road trip with his older brother, Rodrigo Terpins. Michel Terpins is one of the most famous rally drivers in the country, and he made his name because of his performance at the 2012 Sertoes Rally, which marked his debut on the sport. He would always ask his brother to join him in a transnational road trip, and what they are doing whenever they are on a road trip is to talk about rally driving and how to win it. For the Terpins brothers, spending their time practicing in a difficult terrain is what would help them win every competition about rally driving.

According to Michel Terpins, when he was still younger, his father used to show him what the insides of a car look like. He developed an interest in driving, same with his older brother Rodrigo. After they managed to master some of the basic information about the vehicle, they started driving it, learning at a young age. Today, Michel Terpins is planning to visit several communities in the most remote areas in the country, and he wanted to initiate goodwill just like what his brother is doing for all of his life.

Equities First Holdings UK Thrives Upon Clients Trust

Equities First Holdings UK (EFH UK) has performed well since they started an operation in 2013. A good performance record earned because of the success of the stock-based loans and the financial advice they provided to their clients. EFH UK helped people reach their goals. EFH UK has an outstanding product that is far beyond the revenue generator than any of their products. Stock-based loans have allowed them to serve people who ordinarily would be overlooked for loan approval by a traditional bank. EFH UK is unique because it allows people to use stocks as collateral, and what Equities First knows.

EFH UK has team of people who are ready to help people with their financial expertise. They make good loan terms and evaluate stocks to determine if the stock can be used as collateral. People and reliable products is the reason why EFH UK is a leader in the lending industry. Clients trust will keep EFH UK thriving, and https://www.theloop.com.au/ponydesignco/portfolio/equities-first/257479.

Susan McGalla Still Viewed As A Trailblazer

Pittsburgh native Susan McGalla is the former CEO of American Eagle Outfitters and Wet Seal Inc. Not only is she one of the youngest female’s to head a Fortune 500 company, she has also been recognized for her trailblazing efforts to get more women in the boardroom.

McGalla graduated from Union College with a degree in marketing. Right out of college, she took a job at Joseph Horne, where she worked in a variety of positions. A few years later, she moved on to American Eagle Outfitters. Within five years, she was named company CEO.

Although there were few women in the boardroom during her stint at American Eagle Outfitters, McGalla was not going to be intimidated. She says a combination of smarts and hard work is what helped her excel.

Growing up in a family with two older brothers toughened her exterior. She was never allowed to use her gender as an excuse. Her coach father always told her she could succeed as long as she had the determination to do so. Her family values paid off in way she never imagined.

After her foray into the corporate world, McGalla decided to start her own company. P3 Executive Consulting is a company that provides business and marketing strategies for retail corporations.

She also works for the Pittsburgh Steelers organization as the Director of Marketing Strategies.

McGalla says she is very proud of women in the workplace. Although women are making more strides, she says they still haven’t come far enough. She says one of the biggest reasons why women still haven’t climbed the corporate ladder is due to lack of support. She says more women are needed to provide that support.

In the meantime, McGalla is still offering her stellar advice to any business in need of her assistance.

Dr. Rod Rohrich Will Present at Three Symposiums in Early 2018

To Dr. Rod Rohrich, educating others on plastic surgery holds as high of a precedent in his career as his actual practice. The board certified plastic surgeon is a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he has been practicing from since 1986; Rohrich also created the department of plastic surgery at UTSW and it has grown to be one of the most prestigious residency programs in the United States.

Graduating from the Baylor College of Medicine, he has had additional training in craniofacial, pediatric, hand, and microsurgery from Oxford University in England and Harvard Medical School during fellowships. The internationally acclaimed surgeon has acted as a visiting professor over 150 times throughout the course of his over 2 decade long medical career.

With experience as chair of over 100 educational symposiums, he will be adding to his repertoire with 3 more symposiums involving his participation in the early months of 2018. The 2 latter of these, the Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting and the Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting, he will be chairing and organizing. The first of the three, the Baker Gordon Educational Symposium, while not involved in the organizing, will feature Dr. Rod Rohrich on different panels and even performing a live rhinoplasty for those attending.

The Cosmetic Medicine Meeting and Rhinoplasty Meetings will be held from February 28th till March 3rd and will feature renowned faculty from around the country and the world. These 2 events have been held for 21 and 35 years respectively and both are known for their fresh cadaver labs and hands on labs. The Cosmetic Medicine Meeting invites both doctors and those they work directly with to participate while the Rhinoplasty Meeting encourages only medical doctors to attend. The Cosmetic Medicine Meeting will cover many topics surrounding plastic surgery including contouring of the body, breast, and face. Dr. Rod Rohrich will be moderating several panels for both events and making several presentations including one during the Concurrent Live Labs and Demos with Dinners over fillers and neuromodulators with a focus on safety. Via twitter

Why David Giertz Wants More Financial Advisors To Talk About Social Security

Social Security is one of the most complex subjects in the world of personal finance. How difficult? Well, most financial advisors don’t even know how to talk about the subject to their clients. Now, financial expert David Giertz offers some valuable tips for financial advisors on how to talk to their clients about Social Security.

In a recent video interview from The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Giertz said that most advisors don’t talk to their clients about Social Security. And in a survey conducted by Nationwide Financial, four out of five clients said that they would fire their advisor if they didn’t speak to them about Social Security.

Mr. Giertz said that most advisors don’t talk to their clients about Social Security because of the complexity of the subject. Currently, there are over 2,700 rules governing Social Security. However, Mr. Giertz assets that up to 40% of a retiree’s income can come from Social Security.

Mr. David Giertz suggests that financial advisors should warn their clients from taking Social Security early. That is because the early payout option could cost retirees up to $300,000 over the course of 25 years. That works out to about $12,000 a year in lost income.

David Giertz is the President for Nationwide Financial’s Sales and Distribution. With a career spanning over 3 decades, Mr. Giertz has helped thousands of people plan their financial future. Mr. Giertz is a registered broker and licensed to engage in security transactions.

Educated at Milken University with a Bachelor of Science, Mr. Giertz later obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Miami. After graduation from Miami University, Mr. Giertz was hired by Citigroup as a Financial Services Advisor. Among the certifications obtained by Mr. Giertz includes passing the Series 7, 63, 24 and 53 exams.

ClassDojo taking over tech-ed

ClassDojo has a mission to enable the three groups that are eminent in a schooling system to create what they can deem as ideal classrooms. An ideal classroom is an environment where a student feels at ease with both the teachers and even their parents. It is an environment where the children are able to study and learn smoothly without any tensions towards a teacher or parent. ClassDojo was started by Sam Chaudhary and Liam seven years ago and has its base of operations in San Francisco. This is an application whose goal is to allow students to acquire important life skills and let parents get the experience of what their children go through in school during a day through the sharing of school activities through videos and photos. Conversations are even available.

The app has raised a large amount of money to support the connection between teachers and the parents of their students. This has really helped because teachers are able to inform parents of how their children are doing in school, their behaviors and even progress. Child development is very important to every parent, and a chance to understand the experience of that child is seized by this app and presented to the parents.

ClassDojo is well different from systems that have not embraced it, which only discuss school issues once in a while and end up surprising parents. However, ClassDojo enables teachers to raise issues that face their students there and then. If incidents occur during a school day, parents get to know, and if their attention is required, then they are informed instantly. This promotes responsibility and accountability greatly.

The great men who started ClassDojo use the finances they have acquired to ensure that the team that works with them grows every day and becomes bigger and better. They are also trying to make improvements by finding out the things that should be added and those that are not necessary. There are features that could benefit parents both when the children are in school and also when they go home. Sam Chaudhary and Liam try to find better ways to make ClassDojo more efficient and reliable.

 

 

How Bob Reina Went From Policeman To International Businessman

How you come up with an idea to build a company around can be formed through committees and “thought groups” and other formalities although those usually end up as dry and drab failures. It can also come about because you come across a problem in your life that you want to solve and after casting about you find out that nobody has addressed the issue. Such was the case for Bob Reina when he just wanted to send an email to a family member that played video right in the email without them needing to click on links and go to separate websites for something that ought to be much easier.

Bob Reina, than a police officer at the time in 2004, took this idea further when he thought that businesses could really market their products and services a lot more efficiently and effectively by sending emails that just delivered the video they wanted their customers, or prospective customers, to view so that they could be better informed about it. His solution was Video Email, an app that nowadays can be accessed on all types of devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.

Since that time Video Email has been a very successful computer application that has been used by many businesses, small to large, that send these emails out to people who are interested in the company’s products and services. Because Bob Reina developed a lot of experience in direct marketing he put his company selling Video Email, Talk Fusion, in the direct marketing industry. His company’s products are sold internationally by people who make money when they successfully show a business owner and/or his marketing department how the products of Talk Fusion can help them achieve greater profits. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/bob-reina/

Bob Reina says that throughout his career he has never sold anything that in his heart he didn’t actually believe in. He expects the same of the independent contractors delivering his company’s products which is why he makes sure his company delivers the highest-quality tools in the marketing industry. He also does everything he can to help this company’s global network of independent contractors succeed because their success is his own success, both philosophically and monetarily. It’s only by working together as a team that they can meet the needs of their customers.

Several years ago Bob Reina’s company expanded well beyond the borders of the United States. Their products are sold in nations around the world and its most recent push is in India, a nation of ample opportunities. India is important enough that Bob Reina recently opened up an office there that serves as both a national headquarters as well as a place to train people who want to sell Talk Fusion products.

Jed McCaleb Developing the Right Resources

Jed McCaleb is a successful programmer who created peer to peer technologies, eDonkey, Overnet and the bitcoin exchange. Jed is Co-Founder and CTO Founder of Stellar Development Foundation since 2014 also known as stellar.org.

Jed is also an Advisor for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute since 2015. MIRI Institute researches artificial intelligence for explicit impact. Jed McCaleb is a professional technology whizz.

Stellar Development Foundation

The Stellar Development Foundation is a nonprofit organization located in San Francisco, California. The business platform is financial access source that is designed to be user-friendly and accessible to everyone at stellar.org.

Jed McCaleb Stellar.Org

Stellar provides low-cost financial services to move money electronically at a low cost. The Stellar financial platform connects banks, payment systems and people to people revenue transfers for a fraction of a penny. Stellar employees are financial professionals using only the top technology for their financial services.

The Stellar overall mission for their low-cost financial services is to fight poverty and enhance individualize potential. One will find the stellar financial platform quick, reliable and affordable. Jed McCaleb believes in technology that can reduce inefficiency. Jed’s technical development with the stellar financial services platform form was aimed to increase participation in modern technology services with simplification.

Jed McCaleb involvement with bitcoin exchange is what gave him the idea for the Stellar services to move the value of bitcoins from one person to another. The financial currency services are affordable for everyone so this was a great advantage for the business.

Jed also realized with the development of Stellar that there are some people who do not have access to a bank account and unable to send loved one’s money without paying high fees, along with not having a safe secure place like a traditional bank to save money for those unexpected emergencies.

Stellar.org services resolve ones financial banking matters with low cost for anyone’s use with or without a bank account. Stellar was designed with the future in mind. Below are a few services provided by Stellar.org

  • Remittances
  • Micro-Payments
  • Mobile Branches
  • Mobile Money
  • Services for the Under Banked

Jed McCaleb thought on Resources and Technology

Jed McCaleb is an opened minded enthusiastic thinker. Jeb works diligently towards providing resources of the foundations of financial systems so it can be accessible not only to some but to everyone.

Jed’s spends a lot of time thinking about technologies and how it can be improved and how the technology improvements can be used to improve the world. Jed McCaleb resides in San Francisco, CA developing the right resources with the ongoing advancements of modern technologies.

The Business Origins of Joel Friant

When Joel Friant left the real estate business to open his first restaurant, he had no idea that one day he would be teaching other people how to be successful. Before the restaurant, Joel had worked both as a home remodeler and a salesman for a real estate company.

In 1995 Joel decided it was time to implement his big idea and so he opened the countries first fast food restaurant that served Thai cuisine. The spicy and exotic dishes where a hit with his customers and Joel soon realized he had an exciting new product on his hands.

Joel took some habanero peppers that were used in the restaurant’s recipes and tested different methods for drying and flaking them. Once he found the perfect way to do this he packaged it as the Original Habanero Shaker. His product was soon placed on grocery store shelves all over the state of Washington.

Being the natural businessman that he was Joel returned to the real estate business, this time becoming his office’s best salesman. Then he opened up what would become an office that provided innovative loans for real estate mortgages.

Joel decided to share his success with others and undertook the task of uncovering what made successful people successful. He looked at the mistakes failed business and companies made and gathered data. He compared this data to that if the prosperous businesses, treating success as a science. He developed methods and techniques for success and shared them through articles and seminars.

He also began exploring cryptocurrency, which he is still interested in today. Joel hopes to be able to teach other business owners how to properly utilize cryptocurrency and use it to expand their own businesses.

Joel also continues to grow the Original Habanero Shaker brand. The popular topping is increasing in popularity.

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