There are literally millions of animal rights activists around the world who feel that animals have rights and should not be viewed as property. Activism can be traced all the way back to ancient times when philosopher, Pythagoras, stated that animals had souls and were reincarnated. Animal rights activism really took off in the early 20th century when a number of groups organized and protested the cruel treatment of animals. The same views and prospective can be seen today. The animal activists stance is that animals should not be consumed as food, used for experimental purposes, skinned for clothing or used in films and entertainment.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is one of the largest and most organized animal activist group in the world. Since its founding in 1980, PETA has marched, campaigned and even launched consumer boycotts against the use of animal fur for clothing. They have even recruited celebrities to help their cause. PETA has filed a number of lawsuits against many agencies and corporations including Sea World and has fought the Australian wool industry and the Canadian fisheries for animal cruelty.
There are also smaller grass roots animal rights groups that are also effectively going after the farming industry. Sadly, many of the laws on the books do little to protect chickens, birds and livestock. Many organizations have secretly taped the brutality perpetrated against terrified and defenseless animals who are well aware of their impending doom. Many of these animals are housed in filthy, closed quarters until they day they are slaughtered. Videos that are frequently released showing the awful treatment that these animals endure has done little to change the laws.
Keith Mann has been at the forefront of animal activism since the 1980s. Keith Mann on crunchbase has risked life and limb to protect animals and get laws changed. In 2003, Mann and another associate raided Wickham Laboratories in the middle of the night and released 300 lab mice that were being used for cosmetic testing. He launched the “Highway to Hell” campaign to target airports, trains and ships that imported and exported animals for animal testing.
Animal rights organizations have had some major victories over the years. At the very least, they have changed attitudes regarding the treatment of animals by obtaining footage of what really goes on behind closed doors. Agencies who make a great deal of money being cruel to animals have been unsuccessful in shutting down PETA and other organizations. PETA spokesperson and founder Ingrid Newkirk says while activists are making progress, they still have a ways to go.
Once you have decided to sell your home, you are likely filled with questions about what steps to take next. One of the major components of selling your home is to make sure it presents well during showings and photographs nicely for your listing. If you are still living in your home it can be challenging to find a nice balance between keeping your home ready to show and living your life comfortably. The following tips are designed to help you maintain that balance.
The first major step is to de-clutter all of your viewable surfaces. Make sure all of your kitchen and bathroom counters have the fewest number of items possible remaining on them. Put away any unnecessary items, and make sure any items left out are clean and in good repair. The same advice goes for dining room tables and office desks, as well as floor areas that may be home to piles of shoes, coats or bags.
If you have children, special attention should be paid to any area they keep their belongings. Avoid having toys out in shared spaces, such as the living and dining rooms, as they can be distracting to potential buyers or give the impression that your home does not have much storage. In children’s rooms, make sure that the floors are kept clean and free of toys as much as possible. If you do not have a toy box to help control the clutter, now may be the time to invest in one.
Though it may be challenging to do, you should take down any pictures or photographs that show members of your family in them. If this leaves an area feeling bare, replace the photographs with a nature scene. This helps potential buyers picture themselves in the home by removing the hints that other people actually live there as they view the property.
If you have the time and money available, you may want to consider repainting the walls and trim and having the carpets steam cleaned. This is especially true if you have painted any of your walls in a non-neutral color. A fresh coat of paint leaves everything feeling polished, and neutral colors create the idea of a clean slate that the potential buyers can make their own. Highlight that with well cleaned carpets to leave everything smelling fresh.
Once you feel prepared, contact a selling agent for more advice. Selling agents and realtors, like those at The 990 Company, can make sure you get the full service experience and best offers all with reasonable commissions through the 990 sells homes programs. They will take the extra time and care will ensure your home is presented in the best light and listed to sell.
Brazil is one of the countries that have been on the charts this year with vast investment opportunities. Entrepreneurs and innovative engineers have been on the rise and in turn have led to a magnificent increase in its economy and domestic industry. There has been a drastic increase in the middle class and reduction in poverty that give it a positive outlook in its economy as one of the largest in the world. High-impact entrepreneurs and engineers have increased, and this calls for a favorable environment to invest in the local market. Brazil is on the upfront in producing creative and innovative engineers to counteract the heightened diversity in innovations across the world.
Among the high-profile figures in engineering and entrepreneurship is Fersen Lamas Lambranho, a renowned Brazilian engineer, and entrepreneur. Mr. Lambranho is well conversant with the two fields and has comprehensive knowledge of what it takes to be successful. He has an eminent résumé and an impressive career. He pursued his bachelor’s degree program from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and holds a master’s degree business administration from Instituto de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Administração (COPPEAD-UFRJ). He also finished the Owner President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
As a proactive engineer, Fersen Lambranho understands that the profession starts with people and ends with people. It is not only a small section but rather more to just giving technical requisites and expect a prototype in return. His primary objective is to satisfy a client’s need by launching a product in the real world. He started his career at GP Investments back in 1998 and a year later became its managing director. Due to his proficient leadership skills, Fersen Lambranho along with his current associate Antonio Bonchristiano assumed leadership of the company four years later. Amidst 2004, the two completed the purchase of full control of GP Investments. Their exceptional management techniques took the company to the next level where they raised more private equity and heightened its operations to investments in infrastructure and real estate.
Prior to GP Investments, Fersen Lambranho served as the CEO of Lojas Americanas, where he worked for 12 years. He is currently a chairman of the Board of Magnesita as well as Contax, ABC Supermercados, Oi, and Gafisa. He has also served on various boards such as São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações, BR Properties and Americanas.com, Tele Norte Leste Participações among others.
Fersen Lambranho alongside his wife, Paloma Lambranho is the co-founder of the Patronos da Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo group and is a member of the committee of IP Capital Partners de Arte (PIPA) 2014. Mr. Lambranho is truly a rare breed and has incomparable skills and traits that have made him beat the odds and become an accomplished entrepreneur and engineer.
Founded in 2007, by Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstorm, Skout is a San Francisco based developer of the popular location-based social networking and dating application. Skout was one of the first location-based dating applications to hit the market, and is available on the web, iOS, and Android devices. Skout has amassed a user base of over half a billion people. Skout is used across the world and is currently available in over 180 countries in 15 different languages. Originally the application was launched as a social media service for mobile web, but after realizing most of it’s users were using the service for dating; the company decided to relaunch in 2009 and focus primarily on dating and people location services.
Skout uses a devices global position system (GPS) to find other users within the general vicinity of each other. When searching for people that are near you, Skout will display their profile and recent activities to help you determine if it’s somebody you want to connect with. Once connected users are able to send both text messages and virtual gifts to one-another. For users who would prefer a higher level of privacy, they can opt out of GPS location so their location won’t be shown to others when a match is made. Similar to other social media services, Skout allows users to give likes, leave comments, chat, and share photos.
One of the more popular features of Skout is it’s “Shake to Chat” feature. Simply shake your mobile device and it will automatically connect you to other users who are shaking their device at the same time. To help ensure privacy, the users profile will remain private for the first 40 seconds when a connection through the Shake to Chat feature has been established. There is also a “Travel” feature which users can sign up for that allows them to connect with others while traveling out of town on a vacation or business trip.
In recent years, Skout has separated groups of users into two different categories. Adults and Teenagers. This type of grouping allows an extra level of safety and security for both users and parents alike.
With a user base of over half a billion people across multiple platforms, Skout is one of the most used location-based social media dating services in the market today. Whether you are looking to simply chat with locals while on a business trip, make new friends, or discover your future soulmate; Skout gives you the ability to easily connect with people from all walks of life.
Imagine someone who is only 19 years old, and they are ready to move out on their own. It’s likely that they may have had their parents help them to find a new place, but what if they live on the opposite side of the United States, and they’re looking to move to New York City? New York City is an amazing place to visit, and an even better place to live, but it may be difficult to find a home, especially for someone who has never lived in the city before. Those who visit the city may feel like they can easily find a new home in New York City, but it does take some skills and some time.
If finding New York City apartments for rent for the first time is looking for a great place to live, they will need some help. A real estate agent is the best help that you can get to find you a new home in New York City, and it can be a lot less time-consuming than looking for a home on your own. Yes, some people like the satisfaction of doing the work themselves, but what if you miss out on a great place by looking up homes on your own? If you really want to find a place that has everything that you want, whether you’re starting out in New York City are not, then a real estate agent is a wise decision.
Let your real estate agent get some information from you, and they can help you to determine what’s the best place for you to live in the big city. New York City has so many different types of dwellings that it may be difficult to choose what type of place you want to call home. A studio apartment, a condo, a loft, a penthouse and more are all available in New York City. With so many places that the city has to offer, you may be confused about which one to choose, but your real estate agent can help you decide.
Maybe the deciding factor will be the features a place has, so you’ll want to ask your agent about the different features available in homes across New York City. Town Real Estate is an excellent agency that has listings in New York City, unlike other agencies. If a company lists exclusively with Town Real Estate, then you can only get to those listings by working with them directly. You won’t be sorry once you sign up to work with Town Real Estate because they only have luxurious listings that many people would love to get into. Not only will you find a great place with Town Real Estate, but it may have everything you’ve been looking for.
Crystal Hunt, is an actress and film producer who has stared in numerous roles and has worked as an executive producer on various projects.
Hunt is most known for her role in daytime TV drama shows, Guiding Light and One Life to Live. While acting on Guiding Light, she was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a TV drama show. She has also appeared in blockbuster feature films that have been shown throughout the world, most recently playing a role on the big screen for the hit movie Magic Mike XXL staring along-side famed actor Channing Tatum. As an executive producer, she is currently working on her first film Talbot County, a horror movie based in a small backwoods town in Georgia that is set to be released in 2015.
Crystal Hunt currently stars in the hit reality show, Queens of Drama which is a Twitter sensation and follows the lives of daytime and primtime actresses as they pitch new ideas and produce a show with the hopes of it being picked up by a major television network. The show airs on the POP network and has received positive reviews from viewers and critics alike.
Starting her acting career when she was at the young age of 17 years old, Crystal Hunt has continued to see a growing rise of success in the movie and TV film industry. Both current and future projects are likely to to catapult Crystal further into the Hollywood spotlight to the point where she is an everyday household name.
With so many mobile and WiFi carriers out there, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which service to use. Some companies want to slow down your LTE data, others want to charge you a high monthly plan just to use its service. This is where FreedomPop comes in. FreedomPop provides you with fast, 4G Data speeds, and is the first ever 100% free mobile phone service.
Why FreedomPop Works?
Simply put, data is becoming a priority for mobile users. With music streaming, video streaming, and social media apps, being limited to a small data plan can be frustrating for any user. FreedomPop allows users to bring their own devices, and enjoy their fast WiFi service. Instead of using their cellular minutes, users could use WiFi to make their calls, which not only can reduce a monthly phone bill, but provides better call quality as well. Some users have slashed their monthly bill to less than $20. In addition to having a low monthly service, FreedomPop does not require a contract unlike most carriers.
Not Only Cell Phone Data:
FreedomPop is not limited to only a cell phone plan, you can purchase one of their WiFi devices, and enjoy blazing fast internet. There is even the option use their WiFi devices as a 4G hotspot. Freedom Pop service covers so many areas, you can simply bring high speed internet on the road with you. Every month, you are given a set amount of data at no cost. If you are a heavy data user, you can even signup for unlimited talk, text, and nationwide Wifi. That means you can bring your smartphone, tablet, and computer with you wherever you go.
A Game-Changing Service:
FreedomPop may be relatively new in the mobile carrier game, but it is well on its course to having over one million subscribers, and continuously improving its great service. FreedomPop is the only carrier (at this time of writing) offering free data, text, and minutes to its customers. For the user who wants to reduce their cell phone bill, or enjoy the comfort of having high speed internet on the go, it is definitely worth checking out FreedomPop.
A high-potential market is emerging in Brazil, offering returns as rewarding as a visit to the countries’ beautiful tropical rain forests, and just as dangerous. Brazil is one of the quickest emerging financial power houses of the world, giving investors all the more reason to consider them for their investments.
Recent corruption investigations and civil unrest have decreased investment opportunities for the South American giant. Statistics predict the national GDP to lower in the recent future, instead of increase. The reason behind this negative GDP is centered on the oil scandal involving Petrobras. Investor’s no longer consider the corporation trustworthy, and many refuse to invest in them because of this. Since this oil company is one of Brazil’s largest and most productive industries, their problems correlate directly to the country’s economic problems.
Despite recent issues, investing in Brazil is still a profitable option for investors. The currency makes for interesting results, while the constantly intervening government threatens to diminish the value of Brazil investments. Brazil offers a well-diversified market as a result of post-war policies recently implemented. Companies, such as General Motors, have not lost faith in the potential that Brazil has to offer. GM recently announced their plans to double their investments in Brazil, showing an increase in confidence for the economy, and potentially encouraging others to do the same.
Brazil has many incentives and advantages for investing with them. They own a strategic location and expansive market with a population that is close to 200 million. They also happen to border almost all South American countries, with only minor exceptions, increasing their trade opportunities and level of economic influence. Brazil boasts the world’s sixth largest economy, offering sustainable growth and profit. The infrastructure of the country is steadily increasing: more airports are being built, there are many coastal ports, mobile accessibility throughout the country, and railroads and highways stretching across the entire country.
Igor Cornelsen is a champion investor who has held multiple high positions in Brazil’s most successful banks. He focuses on purchasing long-term investments that yield a high return guarantee. These require patience, but the confidence in the payoff is increased, and they are typically much cheaper. He counsels other investors to avoid investing in damaged companies, but to find the value in damaged stocks, which can be purchased for low amounts of money and rise in value. His personal experience in the field of investing gives him reliability in his consulting.
is a man who understands business well, but who isn’t all about that alone. He not only understands business, but he also understands spirituality. And, he is able to incorporate the two of them.
Joseph Bismark believes that when you bring spirituality into your business you will have a lot of success. He believes that peace and harmony are essential to running a thriving business. And, because of that, the QI Group, which he is the director of, has had a lot of success.
According to End of an Earring
, Joseph Bismark lived with the monks from when he was a young boy at the age of nine up until he was seventeen years old. He learned a lot from his time with the monks, and when he left them he went immediately into the business world. and, he went into it with an outlook that wasn’t quite the same as everyone else’s. He decided to bring spirituality into the business world, and he has had a lot of success with that. By treating everyone kindly and making sure that there is always peace and harmony in his company he has been doing well for himself. The QI Group is thriving because of his good leadership skills.
After reading their piece in TechCrunch, FreedomPop is one of the premier alternative mobile phone carriers currently gaining traction in the United States today. The company started back in 2012 with a vision of becoming a global product, available as a freemium network for anyone that needs service. After getting established the company received immediate start up funds from the founder of Skype and since then they have been on an upward trajectory in the marketplace. For the past couple of months the team at FreedomPop has been plagued by rumors that there company was open or a sale. Finally CEO Stephen Stokols has turned those rumors down for the last time.
Right now the telemarketing world is ablaze with companies like AT&T and Comcast buying up every promising business in sight. This has set the tone for companies like FreedomPop to make some pretty large financial demands. It seemed only plausible that the L.A. based start up would be on the shopping block in a serious fashion. CEO Stephen Stokols told reporters that they indeed did get “several M&A offers” from a bunch of different, large companies. The offers ranged in value but he hinted that an offer of around $250 million existed on his table at one point. So why didn’t the company sell?
Well, Stokols told reporters that the company felt it was “premature to sell” and that there was still work to do as an independent company. These words were punctuated by a successful round of Series B investing shortly thereafter. European venture capital groups Partech Ventures, Mangrove Capital, and DCM Capital would go on to invest a cumulative of $30 million into the upstart company in order to get on the ground floor of their inventive new business plan.
FreedomPop offers their subscribers a completely free, no strings attached, base mobile phone package. For absolutely no charge subscribers get a limited amount of minutes, text messages, and MB of mobile data. In order to maintain a profit FreedomPop then offers additional services, such as international calling and phone insurance, in order to upsell customers. The only time a subscriber has to ever pay is if they experience overages without an expanded plan set in place.
After hitting the million subscriber mark here in the United States the team at FreedomdPop is looking at an overseas expansion. Right now FreedomPop is available in its basic form in the United Kingdom, one of the most competitive mobile markets in the world. The basic U.K. package includes 200 MB of data, 200 text messages, and 200 voice minutes and is slightly more restricted than the U.S. counterpart. The plan for FreedomPop right now is to expand their coverage in the U.K. and start working harder to expand the company.