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.

Read more at SSC Magazine about Copa Star.

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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Brown Modeling Agency: Dominating Modeling from Texas

Brown Modeling Agency, formally known as Wilhelmina Austin, is a full-service model and talent agency that launched in September of 2015. It is part of the world renowned Wilhelmina Models Network.

The Brown Agency has quickly become an industry leader by setting high goals of establishing big market standards and expectations that weren’t the norm in Central Texas.

Since their inception, models of Brown Modeling Agency have worked for Louis Vuitton, Dell, Toyota, L’Oreal, and, quite literally, thousands of other household names.

Members of Brown Modeling Agency have also participated in Austin Fashion Week, Dallas Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, and many other highly acclaimed shows.

The president of the agency, Justin Brown, knows how important the models of his agency are, stating, “We are only as good as our talent.”

The office is headquartered in Dallas, but also maintains an office in Dallas. They also maintain a presence in Los Angeles – a critical area in the modeling industry.

Brown Modeling Agency will also have a theatrical division, headed by Michael B. Bonnee. Bonnee was previously the founder of Heyman Talent-South.

As if these credentials aren’t enough, Brown Modeling Agency is also getting the industry respect they deserve. Their Facebook page boasts that the well-known One Management agency was recently scouting at their office. They also showcase a recent shoot one of their models had, where they were featured by Mustang.

According to Market wired, their social media presence also extends to Twitter, where they showcase many of their top models and their most impressive work. Those looking for more information on the Agency would be wise to check out their page to get an idea for the types of models and work they do.

If you’re in the Austin area and are interested in modeling, Brown Modeling Agency actually conducts an open call every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M at 100 Congress Avenue, Ste. #100. They only ask for you to bring your resume and a few pictures, even mentioning that they don’t have to be professional. That’s because Brown Modeling Agency’s expertise allows them to recognize top talent, even if they don’t yet have top experience.

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Aloha Construction: Changing Lives Through Construction

One locally-owned company, Aloha Construction, has made big advancements in Southern Wisconsin’s construction sector. The company, which started off as a small family-owned business, has since grown to a large company that serve Wisconsin, and the entire Illinois community. With a team of experts in various fields, the company has gained a very good reputation in Illinois and beyond.

Range of Services

The company is known for providing a wide range of services to residents, as well as commercial property owners in the state. One of the services which the company offers, include, roofing. Not only do they offer repair services, but they can also replace old roofs. If you have a renovation project, for instance, the experts can install a fresh roof for you.

Another service which the company offers is repair and installation of your home’s siding. This service usually benefits homeowners, and commercial property owners who would like to improve the external areas of their property. The siding is usually destroyed by bad weather, and it may do a lot of damage to the appearance of your home. The good news is that the professionals can help you increase the value of your property with a simple repair, replacement or installation service.

If you need window or door replacement services, the professionals would also be more than ready to help. Whether you want to install a wooden door, or a vinyl one, the experts will help you complete your project on time.


Apart from being known for their impeccable construction services, the company is also recognized for its charitable activities. They have partnered with various actors in the Illinois community to give back. Their charitable events involve people of all ages. Just recently, they collaborated with Learning Express Toys to offer a shopping spree to several children.

The company not only impacts the lives of many homeowners in Illinois, but also contributes to the state’s economy in a big way. Through job openings, the company has managed to offer employment to many young people.


Dr. Mark McKenna reveals secrets to his entrepreneurial acumen

Dr. Mark McKenna, in a recent interview explained that OVME came about as a result of having worked in the medical aesthetics space for over a decade and thus noticing the available opportunities for improvement. The company grew to be among the biggest in the United States, he later sold it as a premeditated exit strategy.

Dr. Mark McKenna said that his process of coming up with fresh ideas heavily involves daily meditation while at the same time setting measurable and timely goals for easier progress evaluation. He further added that the most exhilarating development in the United States that excites him is the continued dropping levels of people involved in smoking.

Dr. Mark McKenna also revealed that for him to be the astute entrepreneur that he is, one of his religious habits is being an avid reader. He even actually endorsed Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich as one of the books that has had the most profound influence on his entrepreneurial journey, especially on matters visualization. When asked what he would change if he were to start over, Dr. McKenna disclosed that he would spend more time on doing the things that he really loves because he feels as if he hurried his way through school and as a result forgoing on the things he now feels that really matter.

Dr. Mark McKenna is a licensed Medical Doctor. He is licensed by the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners in Surgery and Medicine. He is an ardent advocate for patients while at the same time being a spirited servant of the community. Dr. McKenna attended Tulane University Medical School from where he graduated effectively joining his father’s medical practice while at the same time McKenna Venture Investments. McKenna Venture Investments’ core business was in boutique real estate development.

Over a couple of years, Dr. McKenna went on to start and buy more companies including Uptown Title Incorporated and Universal Mortgage Lending offering varied real estate solutions such as custom design-build services, finance and real estate closing services employing more than 50 individuals. At present, he is a member of Entrepreneurs Organization.

Bringing Equality to the Education System – Rocketship Education

Rocketship Education is a non-profit network of public charter schools. It was founded by John Danner and Preston Smith in 2006. Rocketship Education opened its very first school in 2007 in San Jose, California. The students in the organization’s flagship school obtained grades nearly as high as those of Palo Alto School District on a California’s state assessment.

This achievement earned the organization many praises as an innovative alternative for the income disadvantaged students. Over the five years that followed, Rocketship Education witnessed rapid and significant growth that led to the opening of six more schools spread in the San Jose Area. A leadership restructuring saw Danner leave the company in 2013 with Smith becoming the chief executive officer.

Rocketship Education has been collaborating with community organizations, educators and parents to create a complex network made up of quality public schools. The primary objective is to give the financially disadvantaged children and learners of English language an opportunity to join college. These efforts have borne fruits as 25 high performing public charter schools that serve low-income communities have been launched since the first school was opened in 2007.

Things are done a little out of the norms compared to what happens in regular schools. For instance, the parents in the charter schools are usually given the opportunity to participate in the recruitment of teachers. The process entails a group of teachers interviewing every teacher before the hiring decision is made. The feedback from the parents has always come in handy in the determination of whether an interviewee gets the job or not. This is a task that parents hold in high regard and therefore approach it with the seriousness it deserves. This is part of the innovative approach of engaging parents in the establishment of the academic foundation of the schools.

The work of Rocketship Education have earned a lot of recognition. Prominent personalities who have been thrilled by the organization’s efforts have funded particular projects. For instance, Andre Agassi, the former world’s best tennis player spearheaded the development of a new charter school known as Rocketship Rise Academy in the Woodland Terrace neighborhood in Washington D.C in 2016.

Fabletics Uses the Reviews to Continue Achieving Great Success

Fabletics Uses the Reviews to Continue Achieving Great Success

Today consumers go online to do their research their research they can buy a given product. The customers rely on reviews from other people who have previously purchased the products they are looking to purchase. The world of marketing is now almost solely dependent on reviews. Successful brand s are now changing their marketing approach to capitalize on this shift. Fabletics is one such one savvy brand that was launched in 2013. Since the inception, the brand has grown by more than 200% accumulating about $235million in revenue.

According to Shawn Gold who is the corporate marketing officer of textile fashion group which is the parent company of fabletics said that the success that fabletics have achieved is thanks to the use of online review. Fabletics has fully leveraged the power of the crowd by observing, listening and giving the consumers what they want while maintaining quality and affordability. When you utilize the power of the crowd wisely, you get to attract new customers, retain the existing customer and end up improving the customer loyalty.

According to a recent survey that was carried out by BrightLocal, 84% of consumers trust online reviews the same way they trust a personal recommendation from a friend or a family member. The number of people who trust online reviews has continued to increase every year that survey is conducted. As many people continue to go digital, this trend is going to keep rising. Traditional marketing techniques have lost their place. Consumers don’t trust them anymore.

60% of consumers indicated that negative reviews are an indicator that one should not buy from that particular brand. The number of companies allowing reviews on their websites has increased by over 705 since 2014. Customer reviews have increased dramatically. A Recent study from Vibes has shown that customers visit online stores to read reviews more than they go online to compare prices. This indicates that customer’s decisions are more influenced by reviews more than price.

Good review translates to better revenue since you will sell more. With higher income as a brand, you have great power and influence in your industry. A genuine review also improves the search rankings and drive more customers to a given brand. You will get loyal customers. Crowdsourcing benefits Fabletics by making the brand full honest and focused on customers. Fabletics relies on data and customer empathy when making their business decisions.

Fabletics has risen to a million dollar company in just three years. The brand has been endorsed by artist such as Demi Lovato. According to him, Fabletics is a unique Athleisure brand that empowers women to be the best version of themselves. The brand does not discriminate women based on their size or shape. All ladies are encouraged to take Lifestyle Quiz from fabletics website to find out the right attires for them

In 2013, the founders of Textile Fashion group decided to bring in Kate Hudson to be the face of their Athleisure brand. Fabletics set out to provide colorful workout gears for women at affordable prices. Due to Kate’s active lifestyle and an approachable personality, she was the right person for this role. Since then. Kate has been very involved in the design process of the athleisure brand, ensuring that the quality is right. She also looks at the marketing department to better their sales.

Repressing Aging by Treating Cancer, a Mikhail Blagosklonny Theory

A former oncology professor with Roswell Park’s Cancer institute, Mikhail Blagosklonny works as a scientist specializing in studies on aging and also cancer. He holds an internal medicine doctorate and a Cardiology and Experimental medicine PhD from St. Petersburg’s Pavlor medical university. Prior to that, he was also an associate professor at New York’s medical college before moving to Albany as a senior scientist with Ordway’s Research institute. Mikhail Blagosklonny proposed the use of a cancer drug, rapamycin as a way of life extension method in his hypothesis on the role played by TOR signaling in both cancer and also aging. He also works as an editor for medical magazines and as a medical writer.


Rapamycin is a drug used in prevention of organ transplant rejection and also used in treatment of lung diseases that’s rare; it is also used to coat coronary stents. Rapamycin has great immunosuppressive and good ant proliferative properties. Dr. Blagosklonny is known for his research and advocacy for use of the drug to prolong human life spans.

Qualities of rapamycin


While other immunosuppressive drugs affect the kidneys adversely, rapamycin’s toxicity levels towards kidneys are low.

Treatment of hemolytic uremic syndrome:

The same low toxicity towards kidneys is the reason it is also used to treat this rare disease that is a concoction of kidney failure, little platelet count and anemia whose corrective measure is a kidney transplant, a process that might have the transplanted kidney contract the same disease, a situation the drug prevents.

Cancer treatment:

Its ant- proliferative properties makes rapamycin capable of enhancing the body’s immune response capacities against tumors, promoting tumor regression in the process, thereby reducing risks for cancer patients who need organ transplants.


Rapamycin is used in coating coronary stents to prevent re-stenosis occurrence in arteries after a balloon angioplasty procedure, this ensures one does not need to repeat the procedure.

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Treatment:

This is a disorder that causes tumor growth in areas such as the brain and kidneys as well as other organs in the body. Rapamycin helps suppress growth of TSC in both children and adults.

Plans for oncology

Mikhail Blagosklonny is interested in knowing the connection between cancer and aging and to see if there is a reason behind cancer being common among the senior citizens and hopes to find a way of effectively treating cancer in an inexpensive and less painful manner than it is currently done, he hopes to achieve this by finding a way to identify and eliminate cancerous cells without destroying cells that are needed in mind and body recovery after months or years of undergoing cancer treatment.


On aging, he has carried out tests on mice and also humans, with results showing elderly patients experiencing rejuvenation in immunity after getting a dose of Rapamycin before vaccination. However, this is not conclusive proof that the drug increases human life. Mikhail exudes experience when it comes to scientific research.

Frontera Fund Helps Support DACA

The idea that DACA is in peril is a problem for most people who are in the United States after coming to it as children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a literal lifesaver for thousands of children who are now young adults in the United States. It allows them the chance to get in-state tuition fees at colleges and even driver’s licenses in some cases. They will have the right to work (and pay taxes) and will also have the ability to go to school without the risk that comes to most undocumented immigrants. It has been a huge change from the way things used to be for them, and it protects them from being deported when it wasn’t even their fault they were here in the first place. Most of the children who are “dreamers” under DACA are as American as it gets for some situations.


DACA is now at risk because of President Trump. He wants to rid the country of DACA so children will have to be deported back to their own countries. These children may not even remember being there. They probably don’t even speak the language because they have been in the United States for the bulk of their lives. Trump wants to punish children for the crimes their parents did when they were young. He wants to get rid of DACA because of the issues he thinks it causes, but most of the time, it doesn’t cause any issues at all for people.


In fact, most of the children who are dreamers have to pay even higher taxes than natural-born citizens. This means they are contributing more to society than others are. They are not entitled to welfare and the only privilege they get is the possibility of applying for a driver’s license. They are causing no harm. If any of the dreamers have a misdemeanor or any crime, they are no longer eligible so they certainly aren’t the ones who are causing crimes in cities. They are living better than most people, but Trump thinks they are a threat to the country.


The Frontera Fund is working hard to fight Trump’s actions. The fund was created specifically for situations like the DACA threat. The fund can be used for many different things, but the dreamers are now using it to fight Trump. They are able to take advantage of the options they have thanks to the money and written support of Frontera. In fact, just having information published on the DACA threat on the Frontera site has brought more attention to the plight that most dreamers are dealing with at this point in history. It is becoming a better option for them.


Cancer Treatment Centers of America Have Events in September to Raise Prostate Cancer Awareness.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America provided an article to PR Newswire as a part of their campaign to raise awareness about Prostate cancer. The article titled “The National Football League Alumni Association, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and LabCorp Team Up to Offer Prostate Cancer Screenings Starting in September” reveals a variety of events hosted by the different associations.

For instance, Cancer Treatment Centers of America will host a variety of events in Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, and Tulsa. Each one will either raise awareness with former NFL players while providing education and support networking opportunities or they will be held for patients with local community leaders.

NFLA will not only send former NFL players to those events, but former coaches Herm Edwards, Bill Cowher, and Dick Vermeil will host the Prostate Pep Talk Campaign. These PSAs will be released nationally and will air throughout September.

LabCorps will offer 2,000 free Prostate Specific Antigen screenings at all of their locations across the U.S. After the 2,000 have been accounted for, they will provide a discounted rate for screening men over 40 who are eligible.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America have hospital locations in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Arizona and Oklahoma. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is known for their specialized treatment of cancer patients, bringing the latest in technological advancements, a team of dedicated specialists, and personalized treatment plans.

The treatment provided at the CTCA hospitals are patient oriented. There is a team of multidisciplinary experts who work together at the same hospital, creating a tailored plan according to the needs of each patient. They provide coordinated cancer care so all of the doctor’s appointments, medications, treatment visits are organized through a care manager. They are also using targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and advanced genomic testing to decipher the characteristics that allow each tumor to grow and resist the immune system.

Eric Lefkofsky and His Cancer Data Firm Tempus Reach Top Ten Status in Chicago

Eric Lefkofsky has emerged as one of Chicago’s leading entrepreneurs and tech figures. Lefkofsky’s latest venture is the co-founding of Tempus a tech start-up whose goals is to develop a platform that provides for the advancement of care in cancer patients.

Founded in 2015, Tempus has already grown to be a company that employs 200 workers. Tempus recently secured $70 million in funding which contributed to the city of Chicago exceeding full-year funding totals for both 2015 and 2016. Tempus now shares top ten status for tech companies in the city of Chicago with companies such as Avant, Outcome Health, SMS assist and IRI, a marktet research company.

In order to understand the full scope of the Tempus mission one must gain a deeper understanding of cancer and the current standards of care. Firstly, cancer is not a single disease but rather a collective term that describe an inability by the body to recognize faulty cellular mechanisms which would protect from further damage. When abnormal cell growth becomes uncontrolled and forms tumor it is said that a patient has a cancerous growth. When untreated, these tumors can possibly spread to other parts of the body causing further damage and can even lead to death. Since tumors are in essence material of the body’s own cells it fails to recognize them as dangerous and allows them to exist. While much more is needed in regards to knowledge of cancer it has been determined that it is a genetic disease resulting from dysfunctional genes regulating cell function.

What Eric Lefkofsky discovered was that patient information regarding this disease was not being optimally stored. Typical recording of patient information was doctor’s notes, lab test results, and written diagnosis.

Tempus has developed a software data program capable of analyzing large volumes of both molecular and clinical data. Tempus works with systems such as Northwestern, The Mayo clinic, The Cleveland Clinic, and many others to help cancer physicians collect, manage and analyze data.

Lefkosky asserts that Tempus is Unique because it offers solutions from the diagnosis of disease until successful treatment. Tempus leaves no period of a patient’s care undocumented. Tempus services are two-fold as it provides gene-sequencing tests for patients as well as offering to physicians software-based solutions enabling rapid comparisons of a patients genetic profile to a large database of other patients. This allows doctors to access clinical trials and evaluate the most effect treatments for patients with a specific genetic make-up.