Jose Manuel Gonzalez is working hard for positive change in Venezuela, even as the country grapples with very challenging problems. He does not believe in applying useless bandaid solutions. This is what makes him such a good member of the National Assembly

Jose Manuel Gonzalez is working hard for positive change in Venezuela, even as the country grapples with very challenging problems. He does not believe in applying useless band-aid solutions. This is what makes him such a good member of the National Assembly and gained him the respect of countless people throughout Venezuela.

Gonzalez believes the rampant populism that overran the previous Venezuelan government has resulted in the country’s ruin. He believes most of the politicians are incompetent. He points out that there have been proposals, such as a huge wage increase, which are pipe dreams that have no economic structure to support them.

He has long served in the area of agriculture as a very successful businessman. He has not originally considered even dabbling in politics. It was friends, family, and his community that promoted him to get more involved in changes needed in the dictatorial and dysfunctional government. Gonzalez is the President of FEDECAMARAS and Guárico State National Assembly deputy. He has long battled for reform and an end to government corruption.

Because of government bungles, the country’s agriculture is in a very bad situation. Embargoes against the oppressive government have elevated the importance of locally-grown and produced food. Yet at the same time, a farming industry that used to produce 300,000 tons of corn, 500,000 tons of rice, and other produce is now not even able to produce enough to feed everyone. The government denies that there is any problem in food production, or at least they claim that it is not their problem to deal with. Smugglers, black marketeers, and rampant crime plague the country. Protection crime syndicates force farmers to pay large sums to them.

The blame is laid squarely at the feet of the dysfunctional, repressive, oppressive, and ineffectual way that the National Assembly is allowed to operate, according to Gonzalez. He says their bungling and corruption prevents the people from every actually being represented. He has called for everyone to work together to find and implement solutions, and not to continue superstitious and flaky quick fixes.

Staying Active is Important to Kate Hudson

If you always wanted to know how Kate Hudson stays in shape and looks great, then this interview she did for Elle Magazine is a must read: http://www.elle.com/culture/a35253/getting-lost-and-found-with-kate-hudson/. She talks about Fabletics, her fitness line that is comfortable, stylish, and yet affordable. She talks about her fitness routine and nutrition along with just being normal and having days where she doesn’t want to work out. Kate has charmed millions just by being herself and she does that in this article. In creating their Marie Claire writeup, she has made it clear she thinks about the general public and wants to give them something they can afford, yet love.

On her web site, the mission statement is quite clear: At Fabletics, we create clothing that inspires you to stay active, whether that means competing in an iron(wo)man competition, sweating in the studio, or chasing after your kids. Our on-trend designs are high in quality at prices you’ll feel good about. This is where the inspiration starts. Beyond the clothing, we foster a community of people who embrace our mantra ‘Live Your Passion’ every day.

Fabletics offers something for everyone, from yoga to running. There are many colors and designs to choose from along with sizes. From sports bras to tanks and shorts to leggings, Fabletics has it. Kate Hudson wanted Fabletics to be for everyone, whether they are beginners or seasoned athletes. With this line, she wanted it also to be affordable and in keeping prices below $100.00 she has done just that.

One thing she wanted with her leggings was for them to squeeze in the bottom and lift up, thus making women feel more secure about themselves and she feels the leggings do just that. Every month, Kate chooses her favorites for the month and names them “Kate’s Picks.” Click here and see her picks for this month: http://www.fabletics.com/kates-picks.htm.

In summary, the Fabletics collection is a line of active wear for everyone, regardless of age, size or athletic performance and adds a touch of style at the same time.

ClassDojo Critters Enter Scene!

ClassDojo has produced a new series of animated shorts staring ClassDojo critters Mojo and Katie to teach parents, students and teachers about the “growth mindset.” These clips are created to share the idea that “intelligence and abilities are not innately fixed, but can be developed and strengthened over time” according to a recent article on Edsurge.com. These animated clips will be presented weekly on Youtube and on ClassDojo’s “Big Ideas” website. In creating these new video shorts ClassDojo joined Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) at Stanford University. PERTS is a group that studies students’ motivation and resilience. According to group executive director Dave Paunesku, the group was excited to work with ClassDojo to create these shorts because of their educational outreach to so many teachers already. While the “growth-mindset” is not a new idea, Paunesku is hoping to spread the true meaning and give it traction among teachers and parents. These new videos mark the first time that the ClassDojo is using its platform as a content distribution channel and are experimenting with this new way to communicate ideas in the ClassDojo community. In weeks to come Paunesku says that they will be surveying teachers before and after video viewings to answer questions such as “Do these cutesy animations get students more engaged in growth mindset activities?” and “What classroom practices are teachers trying to help students understand these lessons?” All of which will be used to gain data about the usefulness of these clips.

ClassDojo is a great new tool used by teachers, parents and students alike as a communication platform that allows everyone to create a positive community with classrooms and schools. Creating empowerment through connection helps to create a beneficial culture that helps education change from the ground up. This system has allowed 2 out of every 3 schools so far the ability to interact with parents, students and teachers in a way that is positive and encourages great support for education. The ClassDojo is always free for teachers and is accessed from iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, or from any computer. Privacy is never an issue with the ClassDojo as it is built with security in mind.

The ClassDojo allows for teachers to connect easily with parents through a number of ways. Teachers can send private messages to individual parents directly or send out a message to all parents to notify of an important update pertaining to everyone. Not only can you send messages and communicate among each other within the community but even language is not a barrier for anyone with this tool. ClassDojo allows everyone the ability to translate any message in up to 35 different languages. With photo/video sharing parents can see the genius minds of children at work all day long and never miss a beat on their child’s progress in the classroom. Not only do teachers like it but parents and students love it as well!

 

Read more about Class Dojo:

https://www.edsurge.com/product-reviews/classdojo

VTA Resources Help Consumers to Achieve Goals and Wealth

Achieving goals can be difficult. Everyone has them, and sometimes they seem too big to achieve. Negative critics come along and tell these goal seekers that it is impossible. The biggest obstacle to a goal being achieved is a plan. VTA provides a template to achieve this goal, and any goal seeker can fill out their own details.

Stay positive and focused on the goal. Positive people will help to foster that drive to achieve the goal. Starting a business? A successful business can supply a person with all the money they need, but first, they need to research and prepare for it. Make sure that all assets are watched, profits are reinvested, and liabilities are managed. Through hard work and dedication, a business can be successful. Have confidence is the key.

VTA publications offers a variety of resources on topics, such as finance and business. WealthWave is another resource in finding and achieving the desired wealth. This resource written by Jim Hunt directly discussed how wealth works in America. He writes about the nature of wealth and how people who are wealth earned it. This resource is invaluable for someone seeking to earn and maintain their true capital. WealthWave discusses how anyone can be wealthy with the right steps and information.  Check out MoreMoneyReview for more information.

Finest Moisturizer Around: Surely, It Is Shea Butter

Most people have heard of it but are unaware that it’s actually in a lot of their beauty products. They know it’s supposed to be ideal for the face and body, but other than that, most don’t know the origins of shea butter.

This incredibly luxurious moisturizer comes from the shea fruit trees that grow wildly and freely in West Africa. The shea fruit is a thin, tasty and nutritious fruit surrounded by a large nut or kernel. The magic of shea butter comes via this nut, where women steeped in tradition learn to harvest the nuts and then crush them inside to extract the precious butter. Then the shea butter is boiled, cleaned, packaged and sold at the local markets or exported. You can even eat shea butter and use it in cooking, but it’s mainly used for cosmetic purposes.

EuGeniaShea.com is one famous company that sells gorgeous, natural shea butters and creates economic opportunities for women in the developing world. Naa-Sakle Akuete is the proud founder of EuGenia Shea, whose company has been written about in the New York Times as a firm that is pro-girl power.

EuGenia Shea’s butters come from the rich shea fruit tree region of Ghana. The company offers customer three kinds of pure shea butter in three strengths: Everyday, Pregnancy and Dermatological. Her shea butters are beautifully prepared and packaged into small, colorful tin containers that are convenient to travel anywhere.

Shea butter has long been known for its amazing benefits, able to provide wonderful moisturization without clogging pores, so you won’t break out. It’s suitable for all skin types and softens and diminishes scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. Shea butter is full of excellent properties like essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E and D, provitamin A and allantoin. Plus, shea butter encourages the production of collagen.

Shea butter is so good and natural, that African women have been using it on their babies for many generations. It’s an amazing product that every household should always have on hand, because it’s ideal for the entire family.

Shea butter will transform your life.

The Importance of Advertising With a Business

Advertising is very crucial to the success of a business. In fact, many amazing businesses fail and many great products don’t sell because of a lack of good advertising. Marketing is a large part of a successful business. The only thing is coming up with an advertising campaign that is going to compel customers to buy the product or service.

In the online world, optimization is a large part of coming up with an advertising campaign that is going to bring traffic to the company. Fortunately, companies like White Shark Media are offering to help business owners with their advertising campaigns.

White Shark Media is one particular company that is qualified to offer evaluations to the advertising campaigns. White Shark Media itself is all about making improvements. It accepts feedback from clients and makes needed improvements to their services. Learn more about White Shark Media Review: https://experts.shopify.com/white-shark-media-inc

Among the pieces of feedback include the effectiveness of ad campaigns, communications, and tools for analysis. White Shark Media has taken the concerns of their clients into consideration. Now their new model of business involves including their clients in every aspect of the setting up of the campaign. After all, the marketer needs to know how to market their products and services so that they will experience greater success.

The specialists at White Shark Media Review have enough experience with setting up an effective ad campaign on AdWords that they are able to evaluate the ad campaigns of anyone that has is already running a campaign. They also offer evaluation services to people who have yet to start an AdWords campaign. Clients will get better insight on what they need to do in order to bring about a successful ad campaign.

White Shark Media is very effective in advertising because they have a vision of the goal. They understand what it would take to get customers interested in the product and services being offered.

They also understand that one of the most important aspects of marketing is going where audiences are very likely to develop an interest in the products and services offered. Targeted audiences are very important. They have the highest conversion rate.

Securus is Changing the Industry

The prison industry is one that has come under increasing levels of scrutiny over the past couple of years. Many states are spending millions of dollars housing inmates, and there is no end in sight. Although the economy has improved recently, many people are worried about the budgets in the future. Reducing the cost of prisons is one of the top priorities in many states around the country. Securus is the leading company in this space. They have a variety of high-tech products and services to offer the prison system. Although there is an initial investment, over time companies tend to save money on their programs.
Inmate Behavior

One of the biggest costs in operating a prison is dealing with inmate behavior. According to PR Newswire’s study, inmates that cause issues are much more costly than those who do not. There are many studies that show inmates that are given privileges are more likely to have good behavior. Some prison systems like Securus are updating their software to help people connect with those inside of prison. The logic behind this is that inmates will have better behavior if they have contact with people on the outside. Although there is an initial investment, better inmate behavior over time generally leads to lower costs.

Backlash

There has been some backlash against prison systems for making things easier on inmates. Many people feel like funding for prisons should actually be reduced. There are a lot of government programs that need additional funding. Funding the prison system is a bad public relations move, and many states have had to prove that this will lead to lower overall costs in the future. Anyone who is interested in learning about the prison system should research Securus. They have a track record of adding value in this space, and Securus America‘s technology is now leading the industry.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-presents-to-over-400-prisonjail-customers-since-grand-opening-of-technology-center-300260314.html

 

Premier Real Time Communication with Talk Fusion

Bob Reina, the founder and CEO of world leading video marketing company: Talk Fusion recently announced that the company is in the process of launching a web-based real-time communications recorder throughout all of their services (WebRTC).

This “WebRTC” recorder will benefit Talk Fusion customers and users in many ways, most simply: by providing users a means of high speed video recording and boasting “even faster” playback for the likes of personalized video email and video newsletter composition. Talk Fusion founder and CEO Bob Reina explains that the benefits provided to Talk Fusion customers through the implementation of such a real-time communications service do not end here, yet they extend far beyond this. The company has already integrated the web-based real-time communications recorder service into many of their individual services and plans to seamlessly interface the capability into all Talk Fusion services in the near future.

Talk Fusion is one of the very-first or premier companies to implement such WebRTC capabilities into their products. Bob Reina illustrates that placing these features into the, already, wildly successful Talk Fusion products and services is just one of the ways Talk Fusion is using innovation and forward thinking to streamline the connections between business owners and their repeat, new and potential customers, consumers or clients.

The industry and world leading company, Talk Fusion, is built upon the reality that all businesses, both large and small, have consumer bases or clientele. Forming bonds and relationships with the people who use the provided services or products of a business is crucial to successful and continued operation.

Talk Fusion provides its own customers or users with extended means to interact with their customers and clientele on personal levels through seamlessly integrating the communication process into the customer’s daily life, as to not disturb the natural course of their day-to-day routine and responsibilities. Many of such individuals are frequent users of social media and networking apps and websites; therefore, Talk Fusion allows businesses to present information regarding their company, services or products in a fashion that registers as familiar to patrons. The innovation within the services of Talk Fusion is remarkable and produces unwavering results consistently.

Labaton Sucharow Helps SEC Whistleblowers

Labaton Sucharow is a law firm that has set itself up to help people who need to blow the whistle on their employers. This is common because there are SEC violations that people miss, and the only way for them to get noticed is for people to bring them forward. The whistleblower will be in some danger, and they will need to get legal help to make sure that they are getting the help they need. They are entitled to some of the money they recover, and they might need help getting protection.

That is why Labaton Sucharow is there to help people who are going to come forward. Someone who comes forward to report on their employer needs to have the assurance that they will be safe when they are done with the case. These people come forward in ways that are very hard, and they have to be able to file their claim for the money they are owed at the same time that they have to worry about what they will do for themselves or their families.

The people who do this often have a hard time finding jobs, and Labaton Sucharow will be there to make sure that their clients can get jobs. They will be sure to protect their clients, and they will come up with a plan that makes it much easier for their clients to get on in life after they have testified against their employers. Someone who is blowing the whistle is not doing so lightly, and they want to know that they have someone on their side. That is the only way for someone to go to the government with any confidence that things will turn out well. They need to have a lawyer who will speak for them, and they need to be sure that the lawyer is there to manage all their paperwork and court dates for the current case.

The new rules that came out for Dodd Frank are important because they show how much these people can get in a settlement, and it also shows that they are protected under the law when they testify. Someone who wants to blow the whistle needs to find a lawyer to help them, and Labaton Sucharow has been set up just for that purpose. These people are protected, and they are much safer than they have ever been in the past.

Learn more about the SEC Whistleblower Lawyers

Compliance Officers Change the Business Industry for the Better

I have found that an alarming amount of businesses are unethical in many methods of their dealings. One of the ways that they are unethical is in how they handle money or business with their clients. Another issue with many businesses in the corporate world is how people are treated. People are often treated unfairly according to many different criteria. Among the groups of people that are treated less than equally are women. There are issues like sexual harassment in the workplace. Fortunately, there are compliance officers that are addressing the many different issues that people often face in the workplace. Among these compliance officers is Helane Morrison.

Helane Morrison is someone who is very diligent in getting businesses to operate with fairness. Helane Morrison often works the often misunderstood job of a compliance officer. While she doesn’t make the rules, she does try to make sure that the companies follow the rules. She also makes sure that the employees don’t make any type of mistake that could result in severe consequences. In other words, compliance officers are about fairness. Helane Morrison has proven to be an example of fairness. Her experience has helped build her career as an ethical and tough compliance officer.

She has worked under mentors. One of the most influential members in her life was Harry Blackmun. Harry is one person who stood up for the rights of women. As a result, he has received plenty of nasty adversity and threats from people. This is what helped prepare Helane Morrison for the harsh and often brutal world of a compliance officer. Helane has a lot of knowledge and experience when it comes to the law. She has worked for law firms in San Francisco and has proven to be very reliable in her field. Helane has eventually started working with other women in a firm called Hall Capital. She continues to find ways to improve the efficiency of different businesses.