Eucatex: Conservation And Quality

It is rare to find a company as concerned about environmental protection as it is about the quality of its products. Eucatex, a Brazilian born company, is a leader in the furniture and construction fields that also emphasizes using environmentally safe and friendly products. Earning over $10.4 million in profits in 2014 alone, Eucatex has found a winning strategy for success.

Educated was founded in 1951 and became the first Brazilian company to use alternative materials (such as eucalyptus) in the production of its tiles. Early on, Eucatex was merely making soft boards, but it’s innovation led it to expand into other areas such as ceilings and panels. The company rapidly expanded in the following years, opening branches in Germany, the U.K., the US, and Mexico. It’s range of products also expanded. Eucatex continued to be ahead of the game, and made a move towards self-sufficiency by purchasing land to produce its materials, and then engaging in reforestation to preserve this land for future use.

In the new millennium, Eucatex celebrates over 60 years of operation and a host of international certifications, recognition and awards. It now ships to 37 countries and has over 2,000 employees. It manufactures paints, laminates, hard boards and panels- a big step from its early days of production!

Leading Eucatex since 2005, CEO Flavio Maluf, an employee of the company for over 30 years. His family are the owners of Eucatex. Maluf graduated from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation and has experience in the field of engineering, law, and as an entrepreneur. He continued his education at New York University, learning about administration. In addition to his work at Eucatex, Maluf is also the president of GrandFood Group according to LinkedIn.

Maluf’s bio shows he started at Eucatex working in the trade section. When he was later promoted to the industrial sector, he was also place on the frame executives. His excellent work and family lineage made him the perfect choice for president of the company. And since then, Maluf has brought improvements to Eucatex, opening new, modernized branches and participating the volunteer and charitable events that maintain the company’s sterling reputation. For example, Maluf spearheaded the partnership with Environmental Education Program, which helps teach the younger generation how and why natural resources should be protected.

Eucatex is truly a company that can be trusted, not only to deliver high quality materials, but to be globally conscious as well.

Beneful Uses Real Ingredients In Its Food

It is not new news that taking good care of your dog is your responsibility as a pet owner, however, some new news in the types of foods that you should purchase has surfaced recently. I am writing this post today to give others a chance to hear the news about premium dog food brands that I trust, and to give peace of mind to those who already choose high quality dog foods for their dogs. I found an article on the Daily Herald that I would like to share with you, and I’ll be sure to include a link or url at the end of this post.
Choosing A Brand To Trust
I want my dog to get the most out of his meal, so I make sure to pick up a dog food that has the highest quality of ingredients. I choose the premium dog food brand called Beneful. Beneful is made by Purina, so you know it is coming from a large company that is well known for making high quality dog foods. Dogs love Beneful because it tastes like the food that it is advertised to taste like. It is light years ahead of the cheaper or more basic brands. Beneful has real ingredients in their mixtures, such as big pieces of chicken and real pieces of vegetables that make dogs happier to have breakfast in the morning. My dog loves what Beneful puts in its Chopped Blends, and I know he loves it because he wakes me up in the morning to get his breakfast before my alarm clock goes off. Every morning I scoop some heaping helpings of Beneful Chopped Blends on top of his delicious Beneful Dry Dog Food Original. The dry dog food that I get from Amazon is Beneful is make of real chicken.  If you want to look at the article I found, look at this url:

Sergio Cortes Labors to Address Threat of New Zika Virus

With the new Zika virus threat in South America, and especially in Brazil, comes harm to unborn babies when their mothers contract the virus. A pregnant woman can survive the virus, but often there are complications from the virus that causes brain damaging microcephaly. Babies born with microcephaly have smaller heads, are uneasy, hard to calm, and easily upset. The accompanying brain damage causes many mental and physical problems that are completely debilitating. Typically, these babies will only live until about 10 years old, though a few have lived as long as 30 years.

One of these cases of newborn microcephaly is the son of a woman named Marilla Lima, who lives in an upscale area of Natal, in Brazil. She is somewhat traumatized by the situation with her son, who requires special full time care around the clock. Like so many microcephaly cases, her son cannot feel at ease, is easily upset and cannot nurse to feed normally.

Specifically, she believes much more could have been done to limit the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the carrier of the Zika virus as well as two others: the chikungunya and dengue viruses. There are more than 3,500 other babies born the same way, after their mothers were pregnant with them and contracted Zika.

The first step in combating this dangerous virus is to understand on what its unique symptoms are. That is why the country’s Health Minister, Dr. Sergio Cortes, is teaching all his the healthcare people in the field to detect small differences in victims’ symptoms that can help correctly identify which virus is present. The baseline symptoms are the same or 3 different viruses, all carried by the same mosquito: zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The common symptoms are aches in the muscles, high fever, eye pains, and skin covered in red sores.

To learn to differentiate between these 3 diseases, Dr. Cortes points out the following. The zika virus produces red eyes and deep itching in the eye cup. The chikungunya virus produces very pronounced pain in all the joints. Finally, the dengue virus produces very sharp pain behind the eyes and in the muscles. He said he is watching to see the results of a study to determine whether the same patient can possibly get all three viruses simultaneously.

Medical researchers have studied zika since it first emerged in Brazil in May of 2015. Although they admit they have not yet produced any hard science that proves zika produces microcephaly in embryos, there is strong anecdotal evidence that it does. Read more where this information was originally published here: Zika Affected Her Baby and here: Dr. Sergio Cortes Ensina Como Diferenciar Dengue y Zika.

Shoes Companies That Are Eliminating The Middle Man And Bringing Quality At Affordable Prices

The new type of men’s leather shoes company is eliminating the middle man and taking care of all of the details in house to bring not only quality but affordability to the customer. The new start-up companies are using a fresh approach to the way they design and make their products. This creates more of a profitable and efficient company. They type of shoe they make typically costs hundreds less than it’s counterparts.

One such company is Paul Evans. They use quality materials and incorporate excellent craftsmanship. The shoes are handcrafted in Naples, Italy and are just as quality as the higher priced competitors. The owners had decided that they were tired of customers paying high prices to cover the cost of the middleman. They moved to Italy to oversee the design and creation of these affordable and creative masterpieces. The concept is simple. You order the shoe. They ship it directly to you with no fuss. No space to occupy in a brick and mortar store. No utilities to worry with so they can pass the saving on to you the customer. You can have the quality of a thousand dollar pair of shoes for a fraction of the cost.

They can provide what the customer needs for a fraction of the cost without skimping on quality and style. There is no doubt the Paul Evans is becoming an industry giant with their unique concept and dedication to workmanship and customer satisfaction.

Russia Burns Books, Calls George Soros Charity a “Security Threat”

Book burning is alive and well in Russia, where 53 books connected to a program called “Renewal of Humanitarian Education” provided by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation were targeted in January. According to Russian media and reported by CNBC, the charity was banned in November for being a “security threat.”

A search was conducted in college libraries in Komi. The books were found at the Vorkuta Mining and Economic College and were later taken and burned. Another 427 books were taken for shredding.

The Moscow Times and other media released a government letter stating that the Open Society Foundation and Open Society Institute were “forming a perverted perception of history and making ideological directives alien to Russian ideology popular.” Russia had also claimed the organizations were “undesirable’ and represented “a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and the security of the state.”

In July, Soros’ charity and other pro-democracy groups were accused by Russia of “soft aggression.”

According to the Open Society Foundation, the work included financing internet centers in 33 universities, developing early childhood education programs, establishing contemporary art centers, assisting scholars to travel and study internationally, and more generally, to protect the rights of the citizens and to “strengthen the rule of law in Russia.”

In a statement on its website, the charity states, “we regret the changes that have led the government to reject our support of Russian civil society and ignore the aspirations of the Russian people.”

George Soros also stated on Open Society Foundations, “We are confident that this move is a temporary aberration. ”

The Open Society Foundations operate in more than 100 countries. Founder and Chairman George Soros, one of the world’s wealthiest men, created a network of charities, foundations, and projects with the idea of promoting openness in government, ensuring citizens’ rights are respected, and the idea that “no one has a monopoly on the truth.”

Soros has stated that, “My success in the financial markets has given me a greater degree of independence than most other people.  In fact, it obliges me to do so because others cannot.”

Securus upgrades its “Big data” Analytical tool for Correctional Facilities

Securus Technologies is the market leader in the provision of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for investigation, public safety corrections and inmate communication monitoring, have announced the release of THREADS 3.1. This upgrade, in my opinion, is by far the most advanced “big data” analytical equipment available to Corrections markets in the United States.

Securus have upgraded their cornerstone Investigative Solutions product. The first upgrade I noted was their user interface was updated to match the latest web-based technologies while still preserving their powerful analysis ability we are all accustomed to. This update has made easier to use THREADS and enhanced the performance of its systems.

Kelly Solid, Securus’ General Manager of Business Management, stated that they streamlined their user interface, eliminated unnecessary system actions, enhanced navigation, and introduced a search function and record loading on video visitation streaming. I believe these actions will lead to an improved user experience. 

THREADS 3.1 received an upgrade from Silverlight to HTML 5 software platform. This update allows direct integration with other Securus’ products. In my opinion, the easy to use interface gives investigators proactive tool that assists in their investigations.

Other key features I noted in THREADS 3.1 can listen to inmate phone calls in the Secure Call Platform (SCP) that are within the THREADS, customize mapping and printing, and guide real time analysis. I consider THREADS the gold standard in analytical solutions that aid in identifying, detecting, and reporting suspicious calling patterns, correlations communications, fraternization, and associations. The new system will improve Securus to become the platinum standard in inmate communication security.

The best part about the Launch of THREADS 3.1 is all existing customers will receive a free upgrade. I view this as an effort to remain a market in the future. 

About Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies has its headquarters in Dallas Texas. They serve about 3450 law enforcement, public safety and correctional agencies which house about 1,200,000 inmates in North America. They are committed to serving and connecting these institutions through the provision of emergency response, public information, inmate self-service, biometric analysis, incident management, communication, investigation, information management, monitoring products and services with an aim of making the world a better place to live. The company’s services have enabled convenient access and visits to incarcerated loved ones from the comfort of a computer.

Female Entrepreneur Doe Deere

Who Is Doe Deere?
Doe Deere is the creator and CEO of the cosmetics company Lime Crime. Lime Crime was launched in 2008, as a color extravaganza makeup line. Doe believes beauty is whatever brings joy, and not the stereotypical idea of what happens to be the current trend in fashion.
About Lime Crime.
Lime Crime is a makeup company that specializes in bright and colorful lipsticks, eye shadows and nail polish. They do not test their products on animals. Doe Deere created the name of her company with a play on words. She also uses rhyming words to name her product colors. According to Doe the company stands for color revolution and breaking the rules. It encourages customers to be less serious about their cosmetics and have fun with color. She tells her customers to mix colors, wear a bold eye color with a bold lipstick, wear socks with open toed shoes and to dress for fun. Mixing patterns is okay too, just keep them in the same color family.
What makes Doe an Entrepreneur?
Doe began in 2004 by creating a DIY fashion line on eBay, where colorful makeup first became her trademark fashion statement. Doe discovered colorful makeup was not easy to find and decided to make her own. Hard work and creativity resulted in much success for Doe and her company. Self-Made Magazine recently named her as a top inspiring female entrepreneur.
Doe Uses Her Success to Encourage Others.
Doe Deere is an enthusiastic supporter of fellow businesses owned by women and women entrepreneurs. She enjoys giving advice to women who wish to be entrepreneurs and encourages them to ask her questions through social media. Doe gives motivational speeches about following your dreams and ambitions at public events. Events that Doe has spoken at include the Vegas Nay’s Stardust tour and Phamexpo. Doe revealed some key aspects to her success as an entrepreneur during her seminars. One tactic she believes is important is trusting your instincts. As she says, just having information is not always enough. Another strategy she discloses is that one of her most important keys to success is treating everyone with respect. She strongly believes that being considerate and kind to everyone who works for her makes her employees happy and want to succeed which builds a better business.

The Latest George Soros Prediction Is Grim


George Soros has made another prediction on the overall economy. According to this Bloomberg article, George Soros says that the market conditions right now are very similar to 2008. This is a cause for fear for many people simply because George Soros was right the last time he made this prediction. He was one of the only people at that time before the crash of 2008 to say that the economy was starting to contract. Here are several reasons why 2016 is really similar to 2008 and some ways it is different.

Stronger Jobs Market

Perhaps the biggest difference between 2016 and 2008 is the fact that the job market is much stronger now. During that time, there were tens of thousands of jobs being lost every week. However, today the unemployment rate is one of the lowest we have seen in quite some time. This is an essential aspect of looking at the overall economy. Anyone who is looking to make an impact on the economy needs to look at the jobs market in general. There are many people who have been able to improve their economic position by landing a better job. However, there are also many people who say the jobs being created are low paying jobs.
More National Debt

The national debt of nations around the world is higher than it was just a couple of years ago. Almost without exception, nations around the world continue to borrow money at exceedingly higher rates. Anyone who is looking for reasons to be worried about the future of the economy can look to this as a cause for concern. No matter what happens in the economy, one day this debt will have to be paid back. The nations who have an extremely high debt load relative to GDP will be hard pressed to see this growth continue.

The Prediction

George Soros has been known over the years to make predictions on the economy. He has many decades of experience in looking at financial markets and being able to see through all of the variables that impact the economy. Over the long term, George Soros has proven that he has a solid track record of success when it comes to predicting economic events; so much so that even uber conservative sites like The Blaze heed the vocal liberal’s warnings. Anyone who wants to follow his impact can see various examples in history. If you are someone who is worried about another major economic event, it is vital for you to understand where he is coming from. George Soros sees the current economic environment as one that is really similar to 2008. There were few people who were saying that a major economic event was coming in 2008 much like now. Although this is no reason to panic, there has been a lot of relative weakness in places like China.

The Aggregate Report provides information on the Fourth Quarter

The Aggregate report has been released by Town Residential and the quarterly report contains essential information on the New York real estate market.

Included in this fourth quarter report were early signs that the market is increasingly turning towards a buyers market, despite strong rising prices. One of the earliest signs that the market is shifting towards the buyers is that the median days a unit is in the market has increased. This shows that buyers are picky and are taking their time to decipher what homes they are looking for. Price is now playing a bigger role when deciding and the market is increasingly being broken down into segments including higher end units over $10 million in price, and lower end units ranging from less than $2 million right up to the luxury ceiling.

The market is still strong in terms of price with one to three bedrooms having a median price of about $1 million to $4 million, with a million added for each bedroom. As such, buyers seem to be stretched which is leading to slower sales and increased time on the market for NYC apartments for rent.

Town Residential is the leading luxury real estate firm in New York and their The Aggregate report has been a source of information for real investment professionals and participants for quite some time. Town Residential was first created in 2010 and has quickly risen to the forefront of the luxury market with high quality analysis and the support of over 600 professionals working for them and their customers in the challenging New York real estate market.

The Trail Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius, a leading athlete in South Africa, was charged and tried for the murder of his lover Reeva Steenkamp. The trail commenced on 3rd March 2014 at the South African High Court. The trail proceeded for a period of over six months, when the presiding judge delivered his verdict that Oscar was culpable for homicide and not murder as earlier charged. He was sentenced in October 2014 for a five year jail term for manslaughter and three year suspended sentence for using his firearm recklessly.


His girlfriend, Steenkamp was a model died on 14th February 2013, after Pistorius mistook her for an intruder. The prosecutor in this case told the court that Oscar shot Steenkamp intentionally through the door, but the accused said he thought his girlfriend was asleep during the incidence. In November 2015, the appeal against his verdict commenced at Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa. In early December, the court overturned the sentence, and upgrading the verdict to murder according to the prosecutor’s charges. The trail is expected to proceed on 18th April 2016, when Oscar will be back in court although he is still out on bond.


Career Life of Brenda Wardle


Brenda Wardle is one of the legal experts who have been following closely the trail of Oscar Pistorius. Brenda is a legal analyst from South Africa who is recognize across the globe for providing legal services locally and abroad. She has handled many high profile cases, and was a regular guest during the trial of Oscar in South Africa and also abroad. She has three law degrees starting with Intermediary, Bachelors and Masters. Currently, Brenda is pursuing her PhD in law at the University of South Africa. She has penned several articles that relates to legal issues that are being published in journals and other print media.


She has been interviewed by several media houses including local and international stations (both radio and television). She has been interviewed by Jeremy Thompson of Sky News, Karin and Andrew of BBC, and E News Africa among others. She has published a book relating to Pistorius trail and it is expected to offer an excitement to the reader.