Multiple Women Nominated for U.N. Committee on Disability- Thanks to Sightsavers

Sightsavers is committed to protecting sight (75% of vision loss could be prevented) and fighting for disabilities rights. Advocating for the rights of those with vision loss/blindness and the diversity of those individuals is key. The United Nations Disability Committee monitors the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Recently, 17 women and 13 men were nominated for placement in the nine positions vacant on this committee – elections will be held on June 12, 2018 in New York. The 18-member committee has attracted criticism for its lack of gender parity and with only one woman and 17 men. It is likely the demographics of this committee will change drastically in June 2018.

The 17 women nominated represent a diverse group of nations, hailing from Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Ghana, Guatemala, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Mexico, Montenegro, Panama, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Sudan and Ukraine. This increased representation of women aligns with the committee’s recent statement: “The committee is concerned about this absence of gender parity, particularly given that one of the principles of the Convention which traverses all provisions and which guides the committee’s work is equality between men and women.” The committee then encouraged the United Nations’ membership to mindful of the need for increased gender diversity in putting forth nominations for membership.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame, Sightsaver’s Advocacy Advisor for Social Inclusion is one of the 17 women nominated, representing her home nation of Ghana. With over 28 years of experience as an advocacy leader in the area of disabilities and gender issues, she is hopeful to continue her advocacy as a member of this UN Committee.

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“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is on my to-do list

It’s always an adventure when an artist famous in one medium takes on another. Sean Penn is such an adventurer. With “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” he fashions a story based in our culture and makes apparent the inconsistencies inherent therein.

An article in Vogue by Corey Seymour dated April 6 2018 provides some context to the journey Mr. Penn took to arrive at the manuscript. Acting in the public eye since the 1970’s, he is the iconic Jeff Spicoli of Fast Times fame, the damaged ex-con Jimmy Markum in Mystic River, and the heroic Harvey Milk in Milk. But he is much more than that. As a prolific writer and director, he’s had a hand in hundreds of projects. With fame though comes definition, and with definition, expectations.

Big projects that require assets and funding and other people are necessarily the result of compromise. Many people are invested, and if you’re lucky they are people with talent and style and vision, and they don’t give up on that vision without cost. The balancing of those costs is accounted for through compromise, and with every compromise you give up a bit of self.

But that is not true of a novel. In writing “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”, Penn did not have to give in to what others expected of him, he did not have to compromise to get it made, it is a true reflection of his inner voice. It reflects a wry iconoclastic wit. It exposes a sense of his vision of us, of the inconsistent culture we live in.


The protagonist is a sewer worker and an assassin. His life is both boring and filled with intrigue. He is surrounded by vacuous celebrity worship and shallow patriotism. He is the result of his upbringing and his environment, necessary and amoral. He provides thus a lens unbiased by common mores and cultural norms through which we view our world, free of the assumptions with which we justify the absurdity of it. He says he’s not trying to frame an opinion, but encourage us to form one. It’s on my to-do list.

Alex Pall and the Formation of the Chainsmokers

Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers recently sat down with Interview Magazine to talk about his career and some of their newest releases. With hits that have reached the top of the Billboard charts and recognition and fans from around the world, it looks like Alex Pall will be around in the music industry for a long time. While growing up, Alex Pall DJed at various events and venues around the New York City area. On his own, he managed to gather quite a following but his life was changed after his manager introduced Alex Pall to Drew Taggart who quickly became the second member of the Chainsmokers.

When Alex Pall was introduced to Taggart, he was employed at an art gallery in New York City and DJing was more of a side job to him than a career. It was truly his passion though and he wanted to pursue it. After meeting with Alex Pall, Drew Taggart made the decision to relocate from Maine and the Chainsmokers as we know them now were born. Within 24 hours, Alex Pall and Taggart were already working together to write and produce songs. They realized that their musical and personal styles complimented each other in a great way. They could see what the other could offer to their music and their driven attitudes helped Alex Pall and Drew Taggart succeed. The pair knew they wanted to make it in the music industry and they were willing to put the work into it to achieve their goal.

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart began working with each other every day to discover and create their musical identity as the Chainsmokers. While they may not have wanted to treat it like a job, the two had a lot to do to become the Billboard-topping EDM group that they are today. While the Chainsmokers may pay Alex Pall’s bills, it means a lot more to him than that and he enjoys being able to make an impact on his fans.

Felipe Montoro Jens Digs in on the Giant Education project in Rio

Felipe Montoro Jens is an expert consultant in the area of infrastructure development. He is a point person in the current PPP project undertaken by the City of Rio de Janeiro to build schools and boost the academic programs. The authorities have entered an agreement with the private sector to build 20, 000 daycare centers and another 40, 000 early childhood development schools. The project is a huge one that involves the International Finance Corporation as the main research advisor and consultant regarding the feasibility and related issues. Visit to learn more.

$2.3 billion

The PPP project in Rio is the largest ever undertaken in a developing country by the World Bank and supported through IFC. PPP projects are a development strategy that was adopted the Brazilian government to allow authorities to proceed with development projects by sourcing for support from the private sector when the government cannot immediately raise the resources required to channel towards important urgent projects. The philosophy behind the Public-Private Sector partnership is that development projects can be completed sooner, rather than waiting for the day and time that the authorities will have money to complete them. Felipe Montoro Jens explains that IFC is a common partner in such projects in developing countries. In particular, he reveals that IFC has been contracted to offer advisory and research at a cost of $2.3 million.

July 2012; the Date When He Project Was Inaugurated

They say that even if a rose is given another name, it will smell as sweet. Felipe Montoro Jens explains that the PPP project dubbed the Education network Project is the same one with the Public Private Partnership for Schools in Brazil, launched in 2012. It was first made public in Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais. Felipe Montoro, who also acts as the spokesperson for the project activities explains that the project is well on course especially given the fact that the term of the current mayor of Rio De Janeiro runs all the way up to and including 2020. Mayor Crivella Marcelo fully supports the project activities. Felipe Montoro Jens reports that in the deal, the private sector will be charged with the construction and maintenance aspects while the city fathers will oversight the actual pedagogical aspects of its implementation. Check:



Flávio Maluf Explains Business Between Eucatex And Duratex Involving Factory InBotucatu

Botucatu is a moderately-sized city in Brazil, and one of the major employers in the area would be the raw material plant Duratex. This plant actually has 280 employees, and they also recently announced a deal with sister company Eucatex in order to reopen a factory in the neighboring town of Itapetinga.This reopening was slated to occur in April of this year.

The current Duratex business is a highly lucrative one, currently valued at R $ 60 Million. This new base of operations will increase the company’s production of fibreboard and will also significantly increase the total value of the company.

Flavio Maluf is the President of Eucatex, and he was proud to announce this deal. yes you done note in Botucatu to all of the workers and the leaders informing them of this new company merger. Maluf also told the employees that the only thing that was holding up the deal was the fact they were awaiting approval from the CADE agency. View Maluf’s profile on linkedin.

To say that he is excited about the deal would be an understatement. He noted how the merger will increase the company production of these materials by 70%. They will have an extra 30% of the paint capacity and they will be able increase their paper printing prowess by 40%.

Flavio Maluf also sent a note to his employees where he explained the deal in a bit more detail. He said that they will be able to process their sales much better and cover for losses in a more effective manner as well. Moreover, he felt this company merger would help them broaden their presence in more areas than just in Brazil.

About Flavio Maluf

As a Brazilian businessman, Flavio Maluf realizes both the perks and the downsides of being an entrepreneur. He realizes that owning your own business is an attractive consideration for most people, but he also realizes it is by no means a bed of roses either. He realizes that it can take a certain degree of financial planning in order to run a business, and he also realizes that entrepreneur have to be smart enough to realize if the risk they are taking is worth it or not. Of course, if it is worth it, they stand to make a considerable amount of money and provide jobs to hundreds, or even thousands, of new employees. Visit:


Paul Mampilly Warns People Away From Cryptocurrencies

Paul Mampilly is a pro when it comes to making investments. He writes about investment opportunities for Banyan Hill Publishing where he is the senior editor. The main types of companies he covers are small-caps, tech, growth investing, and special opportunities. He has two newsletters out on a subscription basis which are Extreme Fortunes and Profits Unlimited.

Another area that Paul Mampilly has been covering lately is cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and etherium. He sees these types of assets as being in a big bubble and he is expecting their values to crash pretty soon. Over the years he was a hedge fund manager he says he saw a lot of bubbles come and go but nothing like cryptocurrencies. He doesn’t claim to know exactly when their values will come crashing down but he says it’s just a matter of time until a lot of people lose most of the money they have put into cryptocurrencies. Read this article at

He recalls 1999 when everyone and their brother was piling into tech stocks. Everyone felt like tech stock could only go one way and that was straight up. Paul Mampilly says he had a friend named Tess who owned some tech company stock that had gone up by more than 1000% in value. He told her that was amazing and it was a good time to sell and keep the gains. She didn’t listen, though, as she and everyone else expected even more gains. However, the dot com crash soon happened and Tess lost everything she had invested as the company she had invested in went bankrupt.

He says he could see the dot com crash coming and had pulled all of his money out of tech stocks before the crash occurred. He says that when he pulled his money out he half thought it was a mistake to have done so as even he was caught up in the euphoria. However, he stayed the course and was quite happy he didn’t lose money when everything came crashing down.

People are now piling into cryptocurrencies, seeing this as the next big thing to make a lot of money. Paul Mampilly has been warning people that bitcoin, etherium, and the like are very overvalued. Governments are starting to regulate cryptocurrencies which will curtail their growth, such as Japan and soon Russia and China as well. The time to get out of cryptocurrencies is now before their values experience huge declines.



A Glimpse of Ted Bauman’s Economic Writing Diversity

Ted Bauman is a committed servant at Banyan Hill Publishing. Ted joined the company in the year 2013. Ted is the editor in chief of “Alpha Stock Alert,” “The Bauman Letter,” and “Plan B Club” newsletters. He specializes in matters of privacy, asset protection, investment strategies for low risks, and global migration issues. Ted resides at Atlanta in GA together with his warm family. View Ted Bauman’s profile on LinkedIn

Ted studies economics in the United States. During the mid-1980s, Ted moved to South Africa where he actively engaged in implementation and development of urbanization and economic policy. During 1990 and 2000, he was a consultant to various entities. These included European and African governments. Ted Bauman was also involved in United Nations organization. He has spent most of his time in traveling to various continents especially Asia and Africa. This has enabled Ted to come up with strategies both in economic and political dynamics. Along the way, Ted Bauman has published commentary and research in various international journals.

Ted Bauman came from the United States in 2008. He began working as the director of International programs in a nonprofit organization that is located in Atlanta. His economic knowledge allows him to look into the techniques to assess organizational sustainability. Ted joined Banyan Hill Publishing family in 2013. He was a part-time editor where he applied his exclusive economic knowledge and international expertise into writing. Being an economist, Ted can bring out views on investments from a wider range of ideas and experience. This is what brings out the difference in him at Banyan Hill. Ted’s readers can catch great insights raging market developments and the current trends in the market. At the end of it all, the clients can make informed decisions concerning investment and seize the opportunities to make profits. Apart from the engagement in editing at Banyan Hill Publishing, Ted Bauman is involved in weekly writing for the company’s newsletter called “The Sovereign Investor Daily.” Follow Ted Bauman on Twitter for more updates

Banyan Hill Publishing is an exceptional publisher in the world. The company offers best investment advice to over 400,000 subscribed readers. The information published is generated from the many experts in various departments within the company. The team has great knowledge and skills in writing and offering the best advice for successful investment opportunities. The major focus at Banyan Hill Publishing is investment opportunities and information. This relates to natural resources and commodities, income-generating investments, small and mid-cap stocks, and options play among others. Banyan Hill Publishing was founded in 1998, and it has undergone super growth over the years to be a leading global company.



At Rocketship Education Charter Schools, Parents Play A Big Role In Student Learning

Since 2006, Rocketship Education has been steadily building a system of schools throughout California and various other locations today to improve the quality of learning for students in grades K-5. The inspiration for Rocketship Education was the unfair conditions that many students around the state were faced with. Far too many public schools go without proper funding or care to teach their students and give them a decent learning experience. This is mainly because they come from low-income communities or the community is largely of a different racial or cultural background. This is not fair for the children who need a good education to excel and make something of themselves in the highly competitive world we are all living in today.

What makes the Rocketship Education system stand out among the rest of the schooling systems in the country is not just the quality of education they aim to provide, but the principles they try to instill into students as well as parents. Rocketship is a powerful advocate for parent involvement in every student learning, as it is one of the strongest motivators. Most young children want the attention and approval of their parents, and with the right involvement and communication, Rocketship Education public charter schools are providing this to their students. Parents actually do home meets with teachers in order to become acquainted and build a level of familiarity to help students at home and in school.

Rocketship Education isn’t just all talk either, they have the evidence of their effectiveness. Students at Rocketship schools perform very well in the educational system, with some of the best test scores in the country today in math and reading. More than 20 thousand students come to Rocketship Education public charter schools each year, and this number stands to increase over the next few years as Rocketship expands into new states to give more underprivileged students a good education.

Shervin Pishevar Creates a Tweet Storm of Gloomy Predictions

After more than two months of not posting anything to Twitter, it was quite surprising to see 50 posts made in 24 hours by Shervin Pishevar. After such an influential person does not post a while and then goes on to create a Twitter storm, it merits some attention. Shervin Pishevar’s Twitter storm started after a steep dive in the market in early February 2018. He made some gloomy predictions about the future economy of the United States.

Shervin Pishevar is a co-founder of Sherpa Capital. He recently stepped down from his position as managing director. This is a venture capital fund that has invested in a variety of well-known companies, like Munchery and Uber.

One of the first things that he mentions in the tweet storm was that there was nowhere for safety to be found. He said that every asset class has proven to be overvalued and that everyone should scurry and scramble for safety. He predicts that even after the stomach-dropping drop at the beginning of February 2018 in the US stock market, he thinks that the market is going to continue to drop by 6,000 points in the next few months. It is true that the market definitely went down. He feels that some of the reasons for continued losses have to do with interest rates that continue to rise, tax giveaways, and credit account deficits.

About halfway through the tweet rant, Shervin Pishevar talked about bonds not being what they used to be, specifically quantitative easing. He says that government bonds by themselves are not without limit in their power to fix the market. Quantitative easing is a process that is used by central banks to buy bonds. At times, it can reset the market. However, Shervin Pishevar feels that this tool is something that has been used too much and will not continue to be effective. He warns people to not be fooled if US leaders turn to quantitative easing.

Shervin Pishevar has much experience in investments, venture capitalism, and as an entrepreneur. He has correctly anticipated economic crisis in the past, specifically with Facebook. He feels that things will get better when society is more open and transparent.

The reputation of Jeremy Goldstein

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When one is faced with legal allegations, it is a traumatizing situation and so that you are relieved from stress the LRIS makes it easy for all the clients to get in touch with the right lawyer.

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From there, you will be referred to the lawyer that is within your county so that you can be able to get the assistance that you need. There is a small fee that you will be charged for consultation and other services.

Jeremy Goldstein is a famous lawyer that is partnering with the Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC. The firm is well known for offering legal services about the compensation and corporate matters. Before Jeremy Goldstein established this law firm, he was serving at the Wachtell, Lipton, and Rosen & Katz.

The track record that Mr. Jeremy has in the industry is evident that he is experienced and the most appropriate lawyer to handle the legal compensation issues.

The Legal 500 and other association in the USA have listed Jeremy Goldstein as the prominent lawyer through the writings and talks that he usually has concerning the compensation and corporate matters. Furthermore, Jeremy Goldstein attended the New York University School of Law where he earned his degree.

The firm that he runs operates well, and if you are in need of the legal issues, it is imperative that you get to hire the services of Jeremy Goldstein law firm and you will have the assurance of the best representation.

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