Sustainable Business Owner Foresees Trouble After UK Leaves EU

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August 23, 2016

After Brexit, the exit from the European Union (EU) by the United Kingdom (UK), the global economy has been strongly impacted. This is according to world economic experts, including Flavio Maluf, the founder and CEO of Eucatex. His company is a sustainable materials producer in South America. Maluf points out that after Britain left the EU, the European stock markets all dropped at least 12%. The exit also hurt the British pound sterling, with a severe devaluation as bad as it had dropped in 1985. Maluf says to watch for the effects on the global economy to last for many more years.

Maluf says the signs are easy to read. They include the fact that the UK was limping in a generally growing global economy, with growing inflation, instead. Maluf has noted that it was the UK that gave the most contributions to the EU. In 2014 alone, the UK footed € 11.3 billion in bills. This is a major blow to the EU.

He also noticed that the UK’s foreign trade will likely be negatively impacted, as they will start charging tariffs to other European countries, just as they did in the past. But, because Brazil is not considered a big trade partner with the UK, he does not believe Brazil will greatly benefit from Brexit. Brazil sells less than 2 percent of their exports to the UK. Maluf sees all of these issues combining into big trouble in the future, unless something wonderful happens to restore the global economy, and soon.

Flavio Maluf is the President of Eucatex in Brazil to produce Eco-friendly, truly sustainable construction and manufacturing materials. Brazil has grown considerably in sustainable materials exports in the last 20 years. The help these materials provide for our fragile Earth’s environment may be greater than we know. He has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the famed FAAP. Besides Eucatex, Flavio has several other successful businesses.

Calling for Increased Focus on Entrepreneurs in Technology

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August 19, 2016

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Alexei Beltyukov believes that Russia’s future economic growth will depend on how well it can support innovative small businesses and entrepreneurs that invest in technology.

In 2013, Russia’s GDP grew by only 1.4%, far short of the 3.2% predicted in December 2012. The slowing economy persisted into the first quarter of 2013 when growth fell to only 0.8% and the ruble lost 9% of its value against the dollar. As the economy continues to shift away from the popular trends of the 20th century, inflexible industries will naturally struggle against the rapidly changing landscape created by the marvels of 21st century technology.

At the forefront of their new high-tech economy is the Skolkovo Innovation Center located just outside Moscow. Since 2010, it has become a hub for new businesses specializing in the use of information, biomedical, nuclear, energy-efficient, or space-based telecommunication technologies. Much of this development is thanks to the management and support of the Skolkovo Foundation, which offers consultation and financial services to new Russian businesses interested in high-tech industries. The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 at the behest of then president Dmitry Medvedev in order to oversee development of the center.

As Senior Vice-president for Business Development and Commercialization, Alexei Beltyukov oversaw the explosive growth of the foundation during its initial set-up. In addition to managing the development of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, the foundation also provides grant money to new businesses who must apply through a computerized application system specially designed with corruption avoidance technology.  Read more about Alexei on XRepublic, and be sure to follow him on Angel.co for more information.

WEN by Chaz Adds Dazzle and Shine To Blogger’s Limp, Sad hair

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August 18, 2016

Blogger Emily McClure is like a lot of us; she is hair-challenged. In other words, her fine, thin hair is not her crowning glory, and she really wants beautiful Hollywood hair. So, she decided to turn to the no lather shampoo brand Wen by Chaz, because the famous LA stylist has a major celeb clientele.
Emily embarked on a 7-day hair journey using only WEN’s cleansing conditioner. She even kept a daily hair journal with hair photos to chart her progress. She reported this to Bustle.

Chaz Dean’s loyal clients love his no lather system, because his cleansing conditioners are full of good stuff, like plant-based botanicals that nourish and soothe any type of hair in any condition. Hair looks smoother, bigger, shiner and with beautiful movement and all of that via one bottle that cleans, conditions, de-tangles, deep conditions and so forth. It’s pretty amazing. Chaz sells Wen products online on Amazon and at high end cosmetic stores including Sephora.

Emily chose the FIG cleansing conditioner to add moisture and extra body to her medium length hair and hit the shower. Suddenly, her hair seemed to swell in thickness and smoothed away the roughness. After she emerged with wet hair, she proceeded to blow-dry and style her hair. If you take a look at her selfies, you will see great-looking, big hair. Even Emily’s friends wanted to know her shiny new secret.

To achieve WEN by Chaz hair excellence, Emily had these simple tips:

1. Always wash daily, and preferably with a morning wash.

2. Use enough product to thoroughly massage the hair and scalp with. Read bottle directions.

3. Use time and effort with WEN by Chaz. That means always follow up with a good blow-dry and styling session with your favorite hair tools.

4. Stick to the routine, so your hair can get used to this unique no shampoo method.

For more info, visit the Wen website http://www.wenhaircare.com/.

 

SEC Whistleblower Program, the Advocates, and Enforcers

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August 15, 2016

The enforcement of financial regulations in the United States was completely overhauled in the year 2010 when Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Radical changes were effected to the regulations, a phenomenon that nobody could have earlier envisaged. Individual citizens now have the power to report any violations of the federal security laws to the Security Exchange Commission (SEC). It was the culmination of the Whistleblower program which afforded employment protection and financial motivation to would-be whistleblowers. http://www.secwhistlebloweradvocate.com/program/program-overview

The Labaton Sucharow law firm was among the pioneer firms that took advantage of this Act to enforce the SEC regulations. The firm started a practice that was specifically centered on protecting and advocating for the rights of the whistleblowers. It had a securities litigation platform, the Whistleblower Representation Practice, which comprised a team of investigators, forensic accountants and financial analysts with experience in matters of federal and state law enforcement in protecting the rights of the whistleblowers. Among the leading lights was Jordan A. Thomas who was instrumental in the formulation and development of the whistleblower program. He was part and parcel of the team that drafted the proposed legislation including the final implementation rules. This positioned him as an advocate as well as an enforcer of the Act.

In the Act, whistleblowers are entitled to payments of between 10%-30% of the money collected as a consequence of a successful SEC enforcement action and one which exceeds the $1 million threshold. There is also a provision of additional awards in relation to money that is collected and brought by other regulatory and enforcement organizations or groups. These incentives have the element of motivating individuals to report such violations and at the same time preventing would-be violators from such actions. It also has the provision of protecting the whistleblower from the retaliatory actions of his/her employer when such violations are reported in line with the prescribed rules and regulations. Anonymous reporting is allowed under the representation of an attorney.

For inquiries about the program, an individual should contact the Whistleblower Representation Team to request for a case evaluation by using the team’s website, email or through a telephone call. The consultations are free of charge. It is also recommended that an individual should not divulge any identifying or personal information or the names of the violators at the initial stages of the consultations.