The New Building On The Beach

There is a new building there on the beach in Rio de Janeiro. It is on Copacabana beach. It is called the Copa Star. At first glance, it looks like it might be a five star hotel. But a closer look reveals that this building, with its five-star restaurant inside, is a hospital!

Yes, it is a hospital, though you wouldn’t know it the minute you walk in. The lobby sports a grand piano, ultra-modern artwork by the famed Japanese artist, Yutaka Toyota, and overstuffed, fluffy sofas and chairs.

The restaurant was designed by a world class chef, as was the menu, which features dishes from around the world. Indeed, the restaurant is one of the finest in Rio de Janeiro.

According to Jorge Moll, the director of Rede D’Or, the parent company that built the hospital, D’Or plans to build more like it, in Brasilia and Sao Paulo. The building was constructed in a limited space, and occupies five stories.

There are 115 patient suites. Each suite of rooms has its own bathroom. There is a tablet in each room that the patient can use to control the temperature, the lighting, and even the drapes. The same tablet can be used to hold video conferences with the staff, the nurses, and even the doctors. The doctor can use the tablet to display for the patient the results of their latest tests.

There are 59 intensive care units. Each intensive care unit has a video screen controlled by the patient, which displays live scenes from the beach outside, the street below, and various areas around the hospital. This is done to combat the boredom and isolation a patient feels while in intensive care.

The nine operating rooms are the pride and joy of the hospital. They boast the latest in high tech, robotic assistants for an operation and other tasks. There are other pieces of high tech equipment in each operating room so that the doctors can perform further tests on the patient without having to wait. This improves recovery time.

The Copa Star plans to specialize in cardiology and neurology patients. D’Or operates a number of hospitals and clinics throughout Brazil.

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Text Talkspace For Help With Your Mental Illness

In recent years, smartphones and technology have completely taken over our world. The combination of these two powerful things has transformed our daily lives, from the way we communicate with one another, to the way we shop and pay bills. So, it should come as no surprise that business is looking for ways to expand their digital service offerings to meet the needs of the tech-minded consumer.

Talkspace is one of the many organizations using the internet to transform the lives of others. Seeking help and treatment for mental health issues has long been stigmatized. The shame and misconceptions often placed around these conditions make it less likely for those who are affected to reach out. Talkspace offers a way for those individuals to seek help, right from the privacy and comfort of their own home. Users can choose from a variety of options like video and phone calls, or text-based service. With more than 1,000 licensed professionals trained in a variety of different areas, Talkspace has an option for everyone.

The organization’s unique approach to mental health treatment has received the attention of Magellan Health, one of the most successful health organizations in the United States. The company recently announced their collaboration with Talkspace. Soon, Magellan’s clients will have access to on-demand therapy provided through the Talkspace platform.

With Talkspace, anyone can access treatment without ever leaving their homes. Their extensive, nationwide network of licensed therapist has more than 3,000 hours of clinical experience and are committed to providing unbiased support to Talkspace users. To help connect users to the best therapist for their individual needs, the organization offers a free initial consultation with a Matching Agent, who will also shed light on how the platform works. Over 500,000 people trust Talkspace therapist with their mental health needs. Let’s all join the fight to destigmatize mental health, and support those who are coping with the difficulties of these conditions.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Takes Over The Top Leadership Of Bradesco Bank

Banks all over the world have the primary responsibility of providing financial services to clients. They play a central role in every country’s economy hence the need to be managed effectively. Bradesco Bank is a financial institution rated second by market value in Brazil. Recently, the bank announced that Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi will be taking over as the chairman of the board of directors following Brandao’s resignation.

Brandao initiated the decision to resign on a personal account though he will still be in charge of some of Bradesco’s holding companies. He has reportedly expressed his belief in Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi’s ability to drive the company forward. The bank has upheld its long-standing tradition of sourcing from its human resource base whenever senior positions become vacant. Currently serving as the CEO, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi will hold the two executive offices until March 2018 when the new CEO will be elected.

The transition and change in management is a step towards renewing the bank’s board to ensure its continuity. The incoming chairman is a product of Bradesco and so will be the new chief executive officer. This management culture has been lauded to be favorable as internal employees are well versed and cultured in the dealings and ways of the company. The bank recently amended its bylaws to extend the maximum age limit for CEOs from 65 to 67. This was particularly done to enable Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi to see through the process of acquiring HSBC and also to provide ample time for leadership transition.


The decision to promote the current CEO has now shifted all the attention to whoever will take over his position. Since appointment process at Bradesco is systematic, the successor will most likely be picked from among the seven current vice presidents. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has hinted key qualities required for the job are good leadership and self-motivation.

The seven individuals in line for consideration include; Mauricio Minas, Domingo’s Figueiredo de Abreu, Alexandre da Silva Gluher, Marcelo de Araujo Noronha, André Rodrigues Cano, Josué Augusto and Octavio de Lazari. Each of the candidates heads various departments within the company. They have served Bradesco over a considerable duration and have significantly contributed towards the success of the firm. They will, however, have to wait until March this year to know their fate.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was born in Marilia. He attended the University of Sao Paulo and graduated with a BA in Philosophy, Sciences and Letters. He later acquired a postgraduate degree from USP’s School of Sociology and Politics. Trabuco started working at Bradesco Bank in 1969 as a clerk. He has progressed through various ranks to become the company’s chairman of the board of directors.

He was appointed as the development director in 1984 before being promoted to the managing director executive in 1998. He also served as the executive vice president of the company before taking over the presidency from Marcio Cypriane in 2003. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has marked his days as president of the bank with increased return on equity and acquisition of HSBC, the largest purchase the firm has ever made.

His contribution to the bank’s high performance has played a crucial role in his appointment as Chairman. He is expected to uphold the bank’s vision of being an industry leader in driving economic and social development in the country. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is a visionary leader and is expected by the market to drive Bradesco to greater heights.


Betsy DeVos Brings Conservative Edge to Washington D.C.

When President Donald Trump took office at the end of an incredibly tough, and likely controversial campaign, he was finally in a position to act on his campaign promises. Chief among President Trump’s campaign promises was his decision to drain the swamp and fill his administration with outsiders who were willing to fight for his agenda, which was fundamentally different than the establishment. In order to make this happen, President Trump had to turn to political outsiders in order to staff some key positions. From Ben Carson to Betsy DeVos, President Trump sought to bring in qualified change. DeVos, as it turns out, will likely be one of Trump’s most fascinating selections. Betsy DeVos was tabbed to take over as the Secretary of Education and she did so, albeit narrowly being confirmed by way of the Senate. Now, DeVos is in a position to actually render out change. Let’s see a little more about her in order to learn of the direction that she will be taking the Department of Education.


Betsy DeVos comes into Washington D.C. as a complete political novice to the federal government and that is exactly what President Trump was looking for. Despite being fresh to the federal government, DeVos is someone who has spent her entire life trying to engineer change regarding the things that she feels most powerfully about. Betsy DeVos is a reformer, a devout Christian, and an adherent to the philosophy of school choice — a concept made popular nearly fifty years ago by the writing of Milton Friedman. As a school choice activist, also known as the school voucher system, DeVos has worked tirelessly to try and change the education system. Through her work, DeVos has helped to bring school choice, privately funded institutes, to 17 different states that will reach almost a quarter of a million students.


Born and raised on the Western edge of Michigan, Betsy DeVos would end up attending Calvin College. At Calvin College, DeVos would sharpen her mind and become something of a political maven, albeit in her own way. While DeVos has never run for office of her own, she got a taste of it when her husband, Dick DeVos, ran for Governor of Michigan. Now firmly on Team Trump, Betsy DeVos will be given a long leash with which to work as she seeks to implement some of her conservative and faith-based positions.


Still, if President Trump thinks that Betsy DeVos will be a puppet for his agenda, well, he would be wrong. Betsy DeVos is fervent in her belief in the school choice system and she is generally conservative in most of her positions. With that being said, Betsy DeVos is no dog to be paraded around. Betsy DeVos grew a reputation as a political bulldog and a true fighter within the arena and she’ll even go up against her party if her faith leads her in that direction. Now, we wait and see how effective DeVos will be in her pursuit of education overhaul. Learn more:

OSI Group President David McDonald: Helping The Company Expand Globally

David McDonald has worked for the OSI Group, a major international food processing company, for more than 30 years. Currently the company’s president and COO, the Iowa State University graduate has played a major role in the company’s growth and helped to put its award-winning environmental sustainability policies in place. McDonald, who has a BS in animal science, was raised on an Iowa farm. That background has made him a valuable addition to the OSI Group staff. Since joining the company in 1987, he has received several promotions culminating in him being named company president.

McDonald is married and has 6 children. The Iowa native and his family currently live in Warrenville, Illinois. The headquarters of the OSI Group is in Aurora, Illinois. David McDonald is a staunch supporter of the activities taking place on the Iowa State University campus. He is involved in the school’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, funded scholarships for Alpha Gamma Rho, his college fraternity, and arranged for ISU students to visit the OSI Group facilities in China. In 2004, the Alumni Association of Iowa State University gave David McDonald their Young Alumni Award.

Several organizations have given David McDonald leadership positions because of his vast experience in international business and the food processing industry. He heads the North American Meat Institute board of directors, is a Marfrig Global Foods independent director and was director of OSI International Foods which is located in Australia. Since McDonald has been with the OSI Group, the company has expanded a great deal internationally. They now have more than 70 processing facilities and a significant presence in China, India and Europe. The company recently acquired Flagship Europe and the Dutch food services company Baho Foods.

McDonald recently explained that even though the OSI Group is a global company, a major reason for their success internationally is that they have local management teams. Those teams understand the local culture in the places they do business and pay close attention to the dietary preferences of the local population. This enables the OSI Group to think globally, use their size to make sure their facilities are efficient, while acting locally when it comes to creating solutions to and addressing the challenges they face in each local market.

Now the largest poultry processor in China, David McDonald says the OSI Group has focused on China because the country is the world’s largest growing consumer market.

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How Securus Technologies Helped Us to Catch a Fugitive

I work in law enforcement and have been called in many times when local authorities have trouble catching a fugitive. This year was no different, except the fugitive in question took it personally and would go on the offensive to bait me into meeting him one on one. There was no chance of me giving him the satisfaction, but he was the most challenging of criminals I ever had to confront.


Even when we would have a lead on his location, he would be close to the woods and simply disappear into the night. Even with dogs and helicopters, we were unable to locate him and bring him to justice. As the months passed, my frustration grew and so did the pressure from my superiors to get this guy off the streets. It was around this time that I decided I need to get more help.


One of my close friends in an agency across the country had been working with Securus Technologies to help tighten up their communications at his jail. He informed me that the company had training available and some of the software may come in handy in my case in particular. The reason being is that this criminal was always close to his mother, and we believed they were talking in coded messages all the time right under out noses.


So when the team came by and trained me on the technology, I immediately took a new approach in going after my fugitive. One day, the covert alert feature notified me that I had to get my team in position. Knowing where he was and the location of the nearby woods, we were able to position a team at the perimeter and catch him before he could even reach the treeline. This technology was instrumental in bringing a fugitive to justice.


Dr. Clay Siegall Shares His Passion For Sports

After his passion for curing people of cancer the chief executive officer of Seattle Genetics, Dr. Clay Siegall, has a passion for sports, football in particular. He writes about it often on his official blog. One recent story he wrote about was that The New York Jets appear to be very interested in the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield. They met with him before he played in the Senior Bowl and it’s entirely possible they’ll sign him in the draft if he is still available.

He also wrote about Quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles. He had been the teams starting quarterback but he tore his left LCL and his ACL ending his season. His backup, though, has played well enough that his team will be in the Super Bowl. He says in Dr. Clay Siegall’s article that it’s tough not being out on the field but he’s still trying to do his best to help the current quarterback succeed so that his team can hopefully beat the New England Patriots.

When Dr. Clay Siegall opened the doors of Seattle Genetics it was a very different world when it came to cancer treatment. Back then doctors used a lot of chemotherapy to treat cancer which kills cells that are cancerous and normal indiscriminately. The only hope with this is that they kill the cancerous cells without also killing the patient. His focus is on using antibody-drug conjugates to create targeted drug therapies that only kill cancerous cells. This is not only a lot more effective but they don’t also kill the patient.

Dr. Clay Siegall has been an executive in the biotechnology industry for many years. He also used to research and development for cancer drugs. His research led to him obtaining 15 patents and he has published more than 70 papers on cancer. Through strategic partnerships he has signed with other major players in the industry his firm now has over 20 cancer drugs in clinical development. In 2011 his company launched one called Adcetris though a partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. It is now curing people of lymphoma in 70 nations around the world.

Business Leader Greg Secker Helps Thousands Of Typhoon Victims

Typhoons can be one of the most destructive forces on the planet. And with the destruction comes the humanitarian crisis that follows afterward. Recently, one businessman and entrepreneur has helped typhoon victims in the Philippines get back on their feet. That businessman, Greg Secker, has opened up his heart and his wallet to positively impact thousands of people.

The villages of Iloilo, Capinahan, and Lemery saw the widespread destruction from the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan. Many people saw their homes destroyed and the infrastructure of the area was almost beyond repair for many of the local officials. Businessman Greg Secker was joined by hometown hero and Phillipino boxing champion Nonito Donaire, Jr. to help the typhoon victims. The result was a massive construction project of 100 homes in the village of Lemery to help shelter the victims.

The project is a brainchild of Mr. Secker which he calls, “Build A House, Build A Home.” The project seeks to build as many houses as possible. However, the goal is to not simply shelter the victims but to give them a sense of dignity by making the shelter feel more like a home.

Greg Secker is a 42-year old businessman and entrepreneur who first made his fortune in his 20s. For over two decades, Mr. Secker has been innovating the world of business, finance as well as tech. Among the top accomplishments of Mr. Secker includes the creation of the top trading companies in Europe as well as one of the top trading coaching companies in Europe. Among the companies owned by Mr. Secker include Capital Index, Learn to Trade, and SmartCharts Software.

In addition to his work in business, tech, and finance, Greg Secker is also active in humanitarian and social support programs. Among the philanthropic projects supported by Mr. Secker include the Knowledge of Action Foundation, Tradeathon as well as the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Mr. Secker is also active in the South African Success Summit which helps people identify and achieve their business and life aspirations.

OSI Group Food Production Company expanding its business operations under CEO Sheldon Lavi

When we go to food stores and buy food rarely do we ask ourselves that like source of some of these foodstuffs. We just buy without a question hitting our mind. The food we buy is normally processed by food production plants in the United States. OSI Group led the world in food production. It is the largest company all over the world. The food prosecution company have a global coverage. There are over 65 plants in different countries that all deal with the supply of foods. The food processing company has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. It was started about a hundred years ago and have ever since been growing at a very fast rate. The company we see has grown from a very small meat shop. It was started by a man known as Otto. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award
Formerly OSI Group was known as Otto &Sons. He used to run the company besides his two sons. The company which has been around for more than a hundred years made its first breakthrough in the industry in 1955. It was hired by McDonald’s as the company that would supply hamburgers. With the growth of McDonald’s, demand for products their products went up. OSI Group had to look for alternative means of supplying the products. The management came up with the ideas of setting up a special plant that would specifically deal with the supply of foods to McDonald’s.

Sheldon Lavin, Chairman And CEO Of OSI Group, LLC

Sheldon Lavin joined this group when it was under the management of the two sons of Otto. He joined as an equal partner. He brought in a new fresh air in the management of the company. They worked together in the management of the firm until it became of one the largest in the world. However, credit goes to Sheldon Lavin who is the CEO of the group he has stuck with the group since the 1970s till, now. He has managed to lead the company on a journey of transformation like never seen before. He has been implementing an approach of acquisition as a methodology of succeeding in business. The group has been able to set up businesses in many countries across the world through acquisitions. It has also partnered with other companies to create a formidable force in countries such as England.

Sheldon Lavin has managed to take the company through immense development. He is ready to take the company to many more countries. Sheldon Lavin entrepreneurial skills have benefited the company a lot. Sheldon Lavin Continues Global Expansion of OSI Group With Commitment To Green Innovations

End Citizens United looking to unseat California congress members

The political action committee End Citizens United has spent millions attempting to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case. It’s now saying they plan to send millions in 2018 to elect Democrats who will pass campaign finance reform. The political action committee are targeting twenty lawmakers who favor Citizens United. Among those targeted include four California representatives: Rep. Mimi Walters, Rep. Dan Rohrabacher, Rep. Darrell Issa and Rep. Duncan Hunter. The PAC has determined them to be vulnerable in the upcoming election.

End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller said that California has some of the best examples of why Citizens United should be reversed. Tiffany Muller showed that Rep. Duncan Hunter is being investigated for alleged misuse of campaign funds and Rep. Issa has received contributions from telecom companies.

End Citizens United was established in 2015 and spent nearly $25.5 million in the 2016. Muller is going after independent voters because they are believed to be concerned about money in politics above everything else. According to Federal Election Commission reports revealed that the political action committee has raised $11.5 million since October. Mueller has not said how the money will be spent.

The Citizens United decision deregulated limits on group spending for or against specific candidates. The goal of the political action committee is focused on electing “campaign-finance reform champions.” The organization has endorsed several Democratic candidates including Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, Elizabeth Warren and Jon Ossoff and Zephyr Teachout. Nearly 100,000 people have contributed to End Citizens United PAC during the first quarter of 2017. 40,000 of those people were giving for the very first time.

According to Tiffany Mueller, the average contribution in 2017 was $12. During the Georgia special election, the political action committee, urged its donors to give $500,000 to the campaign of Democrat Jon Ossoff. End Citizens United works to achieve their goals by several different ways during the election year and prior and they include building up a grassroots movement and bringing up the issue of money in politics. The political action committee is expected to raise $35 million by the midterm elections.

The three key leaders of the political action committee are experienced when it comes to political work. End Citizens United continues to raise the issue of campaign finance reform across the country. The End Citizens United is set to do all that it takes in the upcoming midterm 2018 elections.

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Upcoming Events Featuring Dr. Rod Rohrich at Several Medical Symposia

There is an exciting series of medical symposia coming starting this February. Dr. Rod Rohrich will be a featured speaker at these events. He is an established plastic surgeon with special interests in rhinoplasty procedures and more. Dr. Rohrich has many degrees and awards for his longstanding experience as a stellar plastic surgeon and medical educator. He is due to speak on several of his recent works regarding various plastic surgeries, new technologies in the cosmetic field and more. His lectures are always well attended, and he has spoken at many famed conferences in many areas.

This symposium will include cadavers for medical students and plastic surgeons to practice the techniques on advanced rhinoplasty procedures that Dr. Rohrich is well known for. There will also be live surgeries performed throughout. It should be a very informative and exciting time spent with respected experts that will speak on new advances in plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Rod Rohrich is a well sought out specialist that loves to share his knowledge with others. He has performed countless plastic surgeries that include facelifts, breast augmentations, tummy tucks, augmented buttock lifts, lower lid blepharoplasties, body contouring techniques and more. He will be speaking on some of these procedures that he has perfected. Many will want to hear and see his practical rhinoplasty solutions.

Dr. Rohrich is well known among the medical community. He enjoys lecturing, and he is a believer in giving back to those less fortunate. Many respect this doctor for his extensive training, innovative new surgical techniques, expert lecture ability and as a good human being. Everyone has something good to say about this revered surgeon and educator. There will be intriguing videos as well. These events should not be missed. Dr. Rohrich has been granted many distinguished awards and titles.