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Meet Africa’s First Woman Billionaire: Isabel dos Santos

The eldest child of the former President of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos, who was in power since 1979, had a daughter named Isabel dos Santos. She is well-known for being a successful businesswoman and considered as Africa’s first richest billionaire woman with more than three billion USD as her net worth according to and stated by Forbes.

About Isabel dos Santos

Back in 1973, a woman named Isabel dos Santos was born on April 20. She graduated from King’s College in London with a degree in Engineering. Later on, she engaged in entrepreneurship because of her persistence and passion in doing businesses. Isabel’s career skyrocketed after owning several companies in Portugal, owning a bank and a cable TV company, and other shares. She married an African husband who is also focused on his work, has the same goals as her, and her pillar of support.

Isabel dos Santos Achievements and Career

The business industry is often dominated by males and being a woman in a world that is dominated by men is not always easy. The wealth of Isabel dos Santos continues to grow until now because of her hard work and dedication despite the challenges. Isabel dos Santos believes in the growth of female leaders by building their own lives without having to depend on anyone and to simply take big leaps. She also stated that education is key when it comes to achieving success which is why she encourages young African women to prioritize education.

As an African woman who was able to receive a good education, she strives to help her own nation and the people of her country. She wants to continuously inspire others especially the youth in attaining jobs, establishing businesses and she is focused on educating the children. Isabel advises women to have a plan and to create ideas regarding of what they want to achieve in life, to focus on improving their skills, and to remain motivated about their passion in life.

Isabel dos Santos is the epitome of independence and confidence. Her personal career is proof that it is necessary to manage finances wisely as well as the importance of trusting yourself, career, relationships, and life.

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Is Allied Wallet the Future of Online Payment Processing?

When you think online payment processing, you probably think PayPal. However, there is a new payment processing company on the rise that’s making quite a name for itself: Allied Wallet. Getting in on this $16 trillion industry, Allied Wallet is a company focused on providing solutions for online merchants who’s business depend on being able to accept and send payments on a global scale. They also provide merchant services which are PCI complainant, allowing them to fulfill a broad range of needs in their service to online merchants.

WeChat Pay

WeChat is one of the worlds largest online chat apps, and Allied Wallet has made the user experience even better with their new service “WeChat Pay.” As it’s name implies, this service allows users of WeChat to chat with one another, among other things. With a user base of over 1 billion people, this Chinese social media platform is one of the biggest in the world. With digital payments now a worldwide standard,, Allied Wallet has enabled more people than ever to expand their businesses through the WeChat program.

 

Expanding Into Brazil

China hasn’t been the only country to benefit from Allie Wallet’s new services. In fact, Brazil, where many people don’t have access to physical bank accounts, has been increasingly turning to various online services instead. Taking advantage of this opportunity to help the people of Brazil, Allied Wallet has made their services compatible with a variety of popular online payment options in the country through their eWallets program.

Moving Forward

Going forward the future looks bright for Allied Wallet as they continue to expand their services across the globe, helping both businesses and consumers to connect online with easy to use apps, programs, and payment processing options. Without a doubt Allied Wallet will be posing a big challenge to their competitors as their popularity continues to rise.

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Sussex Healthcare introduces a new gym

Sussex Healthcare is an innovative company that renders services to people facing different neurological conditions as well as those who suffer from dementia and lesions on nervous tissue. The facility has put in place a gym whose features include elliptical trainers, treadmills, and stationary bikes, medicine balls that strengthen a person’s abdominal muscles, a pool, and cable containing machines. This will also allow the residents to relax in a large hot tub. Some studies have indicated that hot tubs stimulate the release of endorphins, reduce soreness caused by some exercises as well as boost production of extra norepinephrine and decrease stress.

The use of elliptical trainers

When residents use elliptical trainers, they can modify the resistance that these trainers provide. There are specialised specialists at Sussex Healthcare who can customize the speed of some components and the height of every device to enhance the stability of the user’s feet. These trainers utilise the durability of the joints; enhance flexibility as well as improving more skills. More about of Sussex Healthcare at Companies House.

Neurogenesis

Some studies have indicated that exercise creates fresh neurons in a person’s brain. These extra neurons may also include the development of new memories, improved critical thinking, influence a person’s reflexes, and enhance well-being. More so, some exercises have the potential to increase norepinephrine production, which is a natural compound that improves focus, increases energy, and augment motivation.

Swimming

At Sussex Healthcare, there are swimming classes done in pools with predetermined currents. This ensures that endurance is improved as well as enhances the flexibility of the swimmer. Swimming is also known to increase a person’s strength, and the residents have the options of using an underwater treadmill to strengthen their quadriceps, the abdominal muscles, the hamstrings, and the calves.

Evaluation of the respiratory system of an individual

At Sussex Healthcare, some experts have a speciality in respiratory care. The examine a person’s breathing as they train, and observe the obstructions that will affect the endurance. They are also capable of evaluating inflammation that can affect respiration and recommend exercises that will enhance breathing.

The International Organization certified Sussex Healthcare for Standard. The company has also been credited by health Quality Service, an entity that evaluates medical centres, nursing homes and other facilities that render specialised care.

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Isn’t Romantic? Starring Rebel Wilson

 Isn’t It Romantic is a love laughs movie as seen from its title starring Priyanka Chopra, Rebel Wilson, Adan DeVine not to forget Liam Hemsworth. Todd Strauss- Schulson is the known director of the film. The hardworking writers of this particular film include Dana Fox, Erin Cardillo and also Katie Silberman.

The movie was let-off currently in 2019 the month of February by Warner Bros Pictures and its mainly about a lady who is pounded on her head who later finds herself in a world of romantic comedy acting after waking up. The movie’s crew includes Rebel acts as Natalie, Liam Hemsworth as Blake, Adam DeVine as Josh, Priyanka Chopra as Isabella, Betty Gilpin as Whitney, Brandon Scott Jones as Donny, Tom Ellis as Doctor Todd, Jennifer Saunders as Natalie’s mother and finally Big Jay Oakerson as Gary. Read more: Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Glamour and Pitch Perfect for Rebel Wilson | VanityFair

All the actors have their respective roles in the film as follows; Natalie who lives in New York poses as an Australian architect, Blake is a customer and also in love with Natalie, Josh is a best friend to Natalie and also in love with her, Isabella is a yoga ambassador, Whitney as a best friend and also an assistant to Natalie, Donny is a friend and neighbor to Natalie while Jennifer is Natalie’s mum. The good news is that the film will soon be let-out on Netflix.

Natalie, originally known as Rebel Wilson is known to be a writer an actress and not to forget a producer. Rebel Wilson has shown up on a number of films including the Special Broadcasting Service and, in The Wedge, not to forget Bogan Pride which she was the writer, producer and the starring.

Rebel has won a number of awards such as the best actress award among others. In the pitch Perfect film series, Rebel Wilson stared as Fat Amy and this led her to being given several awards. Other films acted by Rebel include Struck by Lightning, A Few Best Men, Bachelorette, What to Expect When You are Expecting and Super Fun Night. Due to her known prowess and talent Rebel won the Teen Choice Award and also the Best Breakthrough Performance award.

Rebel Wilson whose origin is Sydney went to Tara Anglican School for Girls has one brother by the name Ryot and two sisters namely Annaleise and Liberty. Their mum is an expert in the dog handling field. Rebel Wilson says that acting was not her primary choice but Mathematics since she was very good at working with figures. She pursued her bachelor’s degrees both in Laws and Art at the University of south wales. Rebel later on decided to venture in to the acting career.

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Felipe Montoro Jens Experienced Entrepreneur

Felipe Montoro Jens is the Chief Executive Officer of EnergiparCaptacao S.A. and also Chairman of Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S.A. He has had years of experience in the fields of finance and finance strategies for both individuals and corporations. Felipe Montoro Jens specializes in infrastructure. He received his business degree at the Getulio Vargas Foundation. He continued his education at the Thunderbird School of Global Management to be able to compete in the international world of business. Upon graduation, he was able to begin working in the business world of Brazil. Felipe Montoro Jens did his best to show that he was able to compete in such varied industries as chemical development. Gaining more knowledge as time went by he was able to begin working beyond the borders of Brazil. View Felipe Montoro Jens profile at Linkedin

On his way to the top, he accepted positions in different companies with a strong international presence. Soon he showed his expertise in the Brazilian business world and was able to work around the globe. At one point he accepted a position in Portugal and making use of his entrepreneur skills he was able to raise much-needed capital in European and Asian markets. He also oversaw new investments for this capital and put into use his knowledge of markets for mining, oil, and energy in developing parts of Latin America and Africa.

Altogether Felip Montoro Jens has had 25 years of experience in the world of international business. He puts his expertise to work when assisting corporations with infrastructure projects. He has shown that he can find innovative and cost-effective solutions for state governments and does his very best to make corporate waste elimination more profitable within the financial world. Felipe Montoro Jens has built a name for himself and is now well-known in the international business world.

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Betsy DeVos and Public Education

Elisabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVos, a prominent and wealthy Michigan Republican was appointed U.S. Secretary of Education on February 7, 2017, in a 50-50 confirmation vote in the Senate, with Vice President Pence casting the deciding vote to break the tie and confirm the appointment. Her appointment was strikingly contentious, due to her past extensive involvement with and support of for-profit, charter, and religious education, often at the expense of public schools which lose funds diverted to voucher and school choice programs. She remains a controversial figure in the education community.

 

According to the New York Times, DeVos has spent decades trying to steer money from public to charter schools. She opposes close oversight and performance standards being applied to for-profit schools, instead trusting in the free market and parental choice to insure school quality. Her influence, it is argued, was an important factor in the growth of many underperforming charter schools and increasing problems in the public school system in Detroit, where she had outsized influence as a Republican political operative and philanthropist and where she has strongly opposed moves to close failing charter schools and impose more accountability on them.

 

In her years as a Republican activist and wealthy philanthropist, she has become known as a canny political operative, characterized for being polite under pressure and reaching out for discussions to unions and other opponents, though she has also been widely criticized for her lack of knowledge of education policy and pedagogical theory. Although she paints herself as a reformer, she is widely perceived as hostile to public education.

 

One particularly controversial aspect of her tenure at the Education Department has been her unwinding of a special team focused on widespread problems with for-profit colleges, including DeVry Education Group. The team was unwound after DeVos appointed Julian Schmoke, a former dean at DeVry, to lead it, a move that many consider a conflict of interest for Schmoke, who should not be in a supervisory role on a team investigating his former employer. The team, set up after the collapse of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges, was investigating predatory practices and lack of educational standards, with students often incurring substantial debt loads with little to show in the way of employment or employable skills. A particular concern was use of tax monies and federal student loans for tuition payments to for-profit colleges acting as a de facto subsidy to private companies.

 

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Rick Cofer And The Austin Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

Austin, Texas, is just one of the places where single-use plastic bags are banned. The movement all started in 2007 when the Austin City Council decided to evaluate and recommend strategies to minimize the usage of single-use non-compostable plastic bags. The city council raised awareness about the environmental effect in using this kind of plastic bag and introduced the use of reusable and recyclable paper bags as well as compostable plastic bags.

One year later, in 2008, the city council introduced the resolution encouraging people to voluntary avoid using single-use plastic bags. The council also set a goal to reduce the plastic bags entering their waste stream by fifty percent in 18 months. This plan failed, with the reduction only amounts to 20%. However, the important part is that there was still a reduction in plastic usage and that there are more people who are interested in the project. In 2010, an additional step was done by the Austin City Council, which is to research how the processing of plastic bags in the waste stream affects the cost to taxpayers, reports lookthinkmake.com

The Austin City Council made a surprising discovery in 2011 after its research a year earlier. The council found out that approximately $850,000 was being used per year to process plastic bags. This cost did not even include the cleaning of plastic nor its environmental and wildlife impacts. Finally, in 2011, the Austin City Council decided to make the resolution for the city ordinance to phase out single-use non-compostable plastic bags in retail establishments and was replaced with washable cloth bags. The ban was officially declared in 2012 with the ordinance number 20120301-078. This effort was made possible thanks to people like Rick Cofer, a criminal defense lawyer in Austin, and his colleagues who spearheaded the project.

However, there were movements to bag the plastic bag ban starting in 2014, which is spearheaded by Attorney General Greg Abbott. Abbott claims that plastic bag bans are legal IF they do not aim for solid was management. This argument was used during the bagging of a plastic bag ban in Laredo, Texas in 2015. They argued that plastic bags are not “garbage” and therefore is not covered by the solid waste management law. In 2016, the Laredo bag ban was lifted. Legal professionals like Rick Cofer disagreed to this change ban lift.

Unfortunately, the bag ban in Austin was also lifted in Austin as the Texas Supreme Court ruled out that city ordinances cannot contradict the state law. The ban lift happened last year in Austin, with the anti-bag ban movement spearheaded by Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton also said that these bag bans across Texas are illegal.

Rick Cofer believes that big retailers will continue offering washable bags because it would also bring a substantial amount of income. Cofer believes that in Austin, where people shop their environmental values, the large retailers will continue to not give single-use plastic bags for free.

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How Fortress Investment Group Faired in 2018

2018 was a monumental year for Fortress Investment Group. It was a year of expansion and transition. It was integrated into SoftBank Group Corporation, a financial conglomerate. SoftBank Fortress at 3.3 billion dollars and set the framework for Fortress’s role in the development agenda. Fortress started as a hedge fund and transitioned into a competitive investment group. It attributes development to good leadership and hardworking employees. It was the first company to go public with the first public offering in 2007. It never looked back and climbed the economic ladder.

When SoftBank acquired Fortress, it came as a surprise to many. 2018 was dominated by Fortress activities. They were responsible for over 40 billion dollars in assets. SoftBank integrated Fortress employees to help with operations. Wes Edens, Randal Nardone, and Peter Briger are some of the people who joined SoftBank. Softbank founder Masayoshi Son said that Fortress has a good track record and looks forward to gaining from its expertise, good leadership, and investment strategies. The purchase will expand capabilities of SoftBank and make a world-class company.

Softbank decided to buy Fortress after it realized its potential and performance in investment. Fortress Investment Group requested SoftBank to allow it to retain control of operations, and leadership structure. It stated that it likes things done a certain way to maximize profits and did not want anything to change. SoftBank accepted Fortress’ request for control of operations. The two companies had to adjust to the new situation, and 2018 has been successful. It was a year of learning and making gains. Fortress Investment Group has expanded its portfolio in the real estate sector, infrastructure development, and housing projects. They have learned when it transition from being public to private.

Wes Edens says he likes the experience so far and looks forward to exciting experiences. In the long run, Fortress and SoftBank want to remain separate entities to solidify current strategies. Every eye is on SoftBank to see whether it will make substantive gains from the purchase. Fortress will remain a separate entity to further investment activities for SoftBank. SoftBank is getting financial management knowledge from Fortress Investment Group.

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Talkspace Continues to Create Awareness about Mental Health

The company has an online platform where the clients can seek affordable therapy services. The services are considerably cheaper as compared to attending a physical session. Talkspace guarantees the privacy of the clients’ information as they interact with its team of professional therapists. An individual can contact a therapist as, and when they need some help. According to the management of the company, it hopes to change the lives of a billion people through its services.

The clients can use their mobile gadgets and computers in messaging the therapists unlike in the traditional practice where one had to wait even for weeks to get an appointment. Talkspace has revolutionized therapy services by adopting modern technology and this has improved the customer experience. The increased internet penetration has enabled more people to enjoy online services. The firm has enabled the patients to live healthier lives by providing insights on how they can improve their mental health.  Check out askmen.com to read more about Talkspace

In the mid-last year, the online therapy firm partnered with Michael Phelps to achieve its goal of creating more awareness on improving mental health. To reach out to more people, the campaign would be conducted on national television. The athlete was to share about his experience and how therapy helped him to overcome his mental problems. Michael urged individuals with any form of mental challenges to open up to people around them and consult an expert. According to him, Talkspace offers unique services and recommended everyone to seek therapy services from the company.

In his career as an athlete, he had a hard time due to depression and anxiety from time to time. Like many other individuals with the same problems, it was not easy for him to seek professional help. According to him, failure to speak out only makes a person vulnerable and weak. Michael got a relief when he realized that Talkspace offers therapy services on an online platform or via text messages. The services have enabled many people to open up, unlike in the physical sessions where they are talking to another individual. The company hopes to eradicate the stigma associated with mental conditions.

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Shafik Sachedina, the Dentist From Tanzania

Shafik Sachedina is a medical doctor who is specialized as a dental surgeon. He is a well-known medical practitioner in the United Kingdom who plays an essential role in the healthcare sector of England. Sachedina is a native of East Africa, Tanzania born in Dare salaam which is the second largest city in the country. He studied his primary and secondary education in Tanzania before moving to London where he studied his tertiary education. Shafik is an alumnus of the University of London at the Guy’s Hospital and Dental School where he studied his bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery and specialized as a dental surgeon. He started practicing his career after he was through with his studies.

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Shafik Sachedina belongs to the Shia subset of the Islam society known as Ismaili Community. He plays a vital role in ensuring the progress and prosperity of the Ismaili community. Shafik serves as the head of the Muslim community in England. For two terms consecutively, he has served as the Imam of the Community in the UK. Furthermore, he is the head of department at Aga Khan Hospital, Aiglemont France. His role as the head is to interphase the Aga Khan Development society with the Ismaili community in Asia.

Shafik Sachedina is highly respected in England for founding the Sussex Healthcare center together with his friend Shiraz Boghani. Sussex Healthcare is a recognized healthcare clinic based in Horsham West Sussex which provides home care services to geriatrics. It also helps in managing patients suffering from physical disabilities, learning disabilities and those with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s syndrome, stress, dementia, lack of appetite, lack of sleep among many other conditions.

Shafik Sachedina is also a philanthropist who is passionate about giving back to the community. Currently, he is the chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian International Committee, which is a charitable organization helping the developing countries which are facing natural calamities and they are impoverished. He is also a board member of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum. He has helped many orphans in Dare Salaam and carried other charitable activities in the middle East countries.

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