Eco-Conscious Travel Locales

We have all dreamed of visiting some far off locale and experiencing an entirely different way of living. Our daily lives can begin to grow mundane and we may soon feel as though we have fallen into a rut. Travel is probably one of the most straightforward ways to knock out the doldrums and rekindle your passion for life. Learn more: http://wildark.com/journal/

Today’s travelers are more aware than ever of the fragility of certain ecosystems and want to visit these locations before they are altered forever. The Great Barrier Reef, off of the coast of Australia is one such place that has seen severe degradation in the past decade. Another at-risk tourist destination is the bush of Africa, an area that is constantly seeing encroachment on its area by development and other man-made growth. Learn more: http://wildark.com/travel/

Wild Ark is at the forefront of eco-conscious travel and has established many tours of the African bush areas. The low-impact tours also help the firm to further their conservation efforts. The photographic safaris have proven to be some of the most popular of their offerings and allow their guests a breathtaking experience. Learn more: http://wildark.com/our-story/

Tracking wildlife across the African plains is an extraordinary way to see a breathtaking part of our planet. The Wild Ark program allows for trekking through the bush to experience the land as it was meant to be seen. There are mobile camps and local guides to show the way.

These bespoke trips are rustic in their locations but the accommodations offered are top notch! The adventures are quite flexible, dependent on your schedule, and there are programs that can be almost fully customized. Wild Ark uses the resources it gains from its travel and tourism business to increase the amount of conservation it undertakes in these precious locations.

Wild Ark is an eco-conscious company that believes that our world is a very extraordinary place which should be protected in order to be passed on to the generations to come. The company also offers a once in a lifetime experience that you won’t soon forget! Visit Africa in a way that may just change your life. Learn more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/10/29/david-pocock-will-spend-his-sabbatical-saving-the-world/

Whitney Wolfe And The Dating App Bumble BFF Hit Next Level

Whitney Wolfe is the founder and CEO of the hit social dating application, Bumble. Bumble has risen to prominence over the past year as one of the top dating apps on the market thanks to its unique, feminist first, driven approach to matching up potential dating partners.

Whitney Wolfe has pushed hard ever since leaving Tinder, a company she co-founded, in order to bring something new and exciting to the market. Now, Wolfe is taking her property to the next level by renting out a pop up Bumble stop in New York City.

The pop up shop for Bumble will be on a month to month lease and Wolfe is already hinting that it could stick around longer if the concept is well received. The pop up shop will be called the Hive and it will be focused on providing a hub of conversation and relaxation for Bumble users who want to hang out and relax in a comfortable environment. The Hive is elaborately decorated and Whitney Wolfe is clearly focused on developing a brand and a community with this project. On location visitors will be able to buy food and drink from a Bumble coffee shop as well as listen to professional talks from entrepreneurs if they so desire.

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This is a revolutionary and innovative step forward for what has been one of our favorite and most exciting dating applications to keep an eye on. Over the first six months of Bumble’s lifespan the company saw nearly half of a million users sign up. Those users are sending upwards of 200,000 messages every single day while the company itself experiences incredible growth — 15% jumps in user registration every single week. It’s pretty simple to see that Whitney Wolfe and the rest of the team at Bumble have been making good on their promise to bring something special to market.

Whitney Wolfe’s decision to develop Bumble after leaving Tinder surprised many people. However, it’s only been made all the clearer that she knows what she is doing. Wolfe’s singleminded focus on developing Bumble BFF into an industry juggernaut is palpable to see.

Learn more about Whitney Wolfe: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/6qmjwn/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-whitney-wolfe—creating-social-change-on-bumble

Sheldon Lavin & OSI Group: Revolutionizing The Meat Processing Business

Sheldon Lavin already had a career in banking when he decided to come from being an ‘outsider’ in the meat supplying business to a globally-renowned powerhouse. He began financing a meat supply company called Otto & Sons that provided meat to the McDonalds corporation in the early 1970s.

By 1975, Sheldon Lavin had become far more invested in Otto & Sons, and the company began to look at overseas investments. He accepted the position of partner in the enterprise when the father retired. In the late 1970s, Otto and Sons underwent a name change to OSI, and McDonald’s asked Mr. Lavin to come on board full-time. For the next 20 years, OSI Group continued to expand, and when one of the partners quit, Sheldon Lavin bought his share of the company, bringing his total shares to over 50 percent. Mr. Lavin maintained these shares until 13 years ago when the last partner retired, and he bought his shares bringing Mr. Sheldon Lavin’s total shares to 100 percent.

Education and Work Background

Sheldon Lavin started his career in the investing and banking industry. He went on to open his investment firm, which he ran very successfully for years. He initially got involved in the meat supplying business by being asked to provide investment information and financing to Otto & Sons, a meat providing business out of Chicago, Illinois. He took on more and more responsibility before officially becoming a partner in the corporation years later. Mr. Lavin has a long history of philanthropy work, and is known for either working with these groups or serving on the boards:
Ronald McDonald House Charities
• President and Director of The Sheba Foundation, a family charitable foundation
• Board member of the Goodman Theatre
• Board member of Rush University Medical Center

Globe of Honor

OSI Group has won multiple awards since Mr. Lavin has taken over as CEO. OSI Group has been the recipient of the Globe of Honor by the British Safety Council in 2013, 2015, and 2016. This award is given to companies who exceed expectations in environmental management.

OSI Group and Sheldon Lavin have been changing the way the world does meat processing, and they will continue to do so for years to come.

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Richard Mishaan Joins Other Top Designers In Annual Home Transformation

The home transformed by top designers in this year’s annual project is a townhouse in New York by architect Charles Platt. The house is narrow but huge, over 10,000 square feet and worth over $26 million. GQ‘s article about this transformation explained the challenges designers overcame. The article focusses on “The 13 Most Common Design Mistakes—And How to Fix Them.” Louise Hart’s piece focuses on mistakes men tend to make when designing a room.

Here are thirteen top tips to keep in mind when you design:

  1. Neutrals for a masculine look need color as well in order to add light. You can see this balance play out beautifully in examples like this from Richard Mishaan.

 

  1. Rougher textures need to be contrasted with smooth or shiny ones. Consider adding the the sophisticated touch of quality architectural glass which is taking the design world by storm.

 

  1. Rooms are meant to be lived in not just looked at. Think comfort. Think of the activities you enjoy in your home and buy quality pieces that can enhance that experience.

 

  1. Arranging the furniture against walls is another mistake. Float some pieces instead.

 

  1. Keep searching until you find the pieces you love. Pinterest is one of my favorite way to browse and check out unique ideas.

 

  1. Think about proportion.

 

  1. A small space doesn’t have to mean small furniture. Cut down on the number of pieces.

 

  1. Showcasing favorite objects will put your personality in the room.

 

  1. Work with what the room offers. There are ways of camouflaging defects in a room.

 

  1.  Buy a couple of new pieces

 

  1. Do some research. There is information out there. Follow twitter accounts of leading design experts which can become a wealth of design wisdom.

 

  1. Don’t let someone else make your choices. You have to live in the space.

 

  1. Don’t spend too much money on items that don’t make a difference.

Richard Mishaan, who designed the parlor room and offered the tip about showcasing your special pieces, is a Columbian-born New York-based designer. He owns Richard Mishaan Design as well as Homer Design, both located in New York City. He has two books available. Modern Luxury came out in 2009 and his latest is Artfully Modern, which are both available on Amazon. The lovely books are chock full of gorgeous photos of rooms in his own homes, as well as selections from the many successful designs he’s done for others.

 

Mishaan says “I have had the same sofas for the past 20 years. They’ve been re-upholstered once, but I feel like if you buy good things one time, they’ll just last.” In an article by the New York Post the fabulous designer Richard Mishaan lays out even more helpful ideas to be mindful of.

Misgivings for Momo

 

Popular romance and harem anime To LOVE-Ru features one of the largest cast of potential lovers for a male protagonist. Although the series primarily centers on Rito Yuuki’s perverted mishaps, it does manage to flesh out one of the most unique girls to come out of anime.

 

Momo Belia Deviluke is one of the younger sisters of Lala Satalin Deviluke. Although Lala is betrothed to Rito, Momo devises a scheme to wiggle herself into Rito’s heart. According to her logic, if Rito marries Lala and becomes king of the universe, he will be able to set any rules he wants. A change under his power would be to marry as many girls as he pleases. Momo wishes to persuade various girls to admit their own feelings for Rito in an effort for him to build a harem. It is within the harem that Momo believes she can feel the happiness of gaining Rito’s affection while still maintaining the other girls’ satisfaction.  Definitely already belongs on any of the best yuri anime lists.

 

Despite believing she would be fine at any rank in Rito’s heart, Momo like many anime girls is shown to, at times, not be content with falling short of first place. She often masks her vulnerability by making flirtatious advances toward him whenever possible. However, when given the opportunity to act seriously upon her emotions, she has been shown to shy away from them. The internal conflict Momo faces in regards to wanting everyone to be happy and admitting to herself what would make her happiest becomes an engaging point in To LOVE-Ru.

Nothing is Stopping Brian Bonar from Achieving his Entrepreneurial Goals

The Daldara’s CEO, Brian Bonar, was in 2010 awarded the Executive of the Year Award. This award is given on an annual basis. The awarding committee chooses two representatives from each gender on the basis of their academic qualifications, professional achievements, and their leadership skills.

Having worked in the financial world for more than three decades, Bonar has been able to amass a wealth of experience and expertise. Under his leadership, he has been able to take Daldara Financial Group to greater heights; something that has made the firm make an incredible legacy in the world of finance.

The Daldara Group, with the aim of increasing business efficiency, provides employee programs to several companies in the country. With its service customization such as finance, business process outsourcing, and insurance, the firm has been in a position to reap significant success.

Daldara, under Brian Bonar’s leadership, has been able to help various customers in managing their finances and protecting their assets. The growth of the company and its commitment to offering trending products to businesses matches Bonar’s passion in business.

Bellamy’s Cuisine

When entrepreneur Bonar decided to establish a restaurant, he started with a bistro. After renaming it Bellamy’s, he started looking for staff at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, which was one of his preferred restaurants. The restaurant was able to attract Trevor Da Costa who was front-of-the-house man, and Mike Reidy as the executive chef.

The arrival of the corn soup met everyone’s expectations. The soup is mixed with cream and treated with some espellete peppers. It is usually served cold on a scallop ceviche with lime juice, cilantro, olive oil, and ginger. The parsley-cream risotto goes well with a poached salmon and a shaved summer truffle.

Education and Skills

Brian Bonar studied at Strathclyde University and Stafford University. He worked as a technology sales director from 1992 to 1994, and his dedication and strict work ethics saw him rise through the ranks. He was appointed by Daldara as the sales and marketing VP in 1994.

In just a few months, Bonar was made the Executive VP. In 1998, he was named as Daldara’s CEO, and was later appointed as the Chairman of the Board.

Bonar is deeply skilled in coming up with pioneering sales and marketing strategies, process improvements, and generation of leads. In addition, he is experienced in the development of new business, mergers and acquisitions, and finding venture capital.

Kevin Seawright Helps More People See the Value of Newark

Kevin Seawright has joined the Newark CEDC. This is great addition to the CEDC staff in Newark because Kevin Seawright has a wealth of financial expertise in various areas. He knows a lot about accounting systems because he has worked in the fiscal field for various institutions such as the department of Recreation and Parks and the City of Baltimore.

Kevin also has experience with the Baltimore Commission on Aging and Retirement. He has a long record of working with local government agencies, and this makes him the perfect candidate for his role as a Chief Financial Officer with the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation.

Anyone that has had a chance to glance at the resume for Seawright is well aware that he is someone that knows how to attract and retain businesses for city development. This is what he is planning to do in New Jersey. The economic development for Newark is always something that is in competition with other closer geographical areas like New York. What Kevin is trying to do is help native and new residents see the potential of opening small businesses.

PR Newswire believed that Kevin Seawright has been in the financial business for many years and he has overseen a large number of government contracts. He is a business leader that has experience in data analysis and human resources.

According to Crucnhbase, Kevin Seawright has also built a career where he has gained experience in managerial finance and contract negotiations. These are all things that are vital to his role with the Newark Economic Development Center.

Kevin Seawright has also done a great job of bringing a positive attitude to Newark and young high school workers that want to engage in summer work. He believes that allowing young students to work during the summer months will definitely play a huge part in how these young children grow into adults that appreciate working in Newark.

He definitely believes that there is a chance for Newark to improve as a business district, and he is putting funding in place with better financial management that can result in more construction and more growth for the city.

Learn more about Kevin Seawright: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-seawright-7869a052

Jason Hope Expects Big Things From The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things is a concept where every type of device is able to connect to the internet and exchange information with other devices. Jason Hope, a technologist in Scottsdale, Arizona, has written extensively about how this will soon completely change how businesses operate and how people live their lives. He expects that this next wave of technology will be the biggest event in the industry for years to come.

Jason Hope has said that right now The Internet of Things is mostly just associated with smartphones, computers, and a few appliances. Soon, though, he said that it will touch on every facet of our lives from our morning routines to commutes to how we work. There is already major competition between companies to enter this space by creating the most useful devices and apps that will have the broadest appeal.

Jason Hope graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, and that school’s W.P. Carey School of Business with an MBA. He went on to earn his fortune in the mobile technology sector. He continues to invest in startup technology firms that are looking to disrupt entire industries with innovative products and idea.

As a philanthropist, Jason gives back through a variety of causes. He supports educational causes as well as mentors college and high school students who seek to be entrepreneurs themselves. He also supports medical research such as the SENS Foundation to which he donated $500,000 to help in their research into anti-aging therapies.

80’s and 90’s Anime Films: Only the Best

 

80s anime and 90’s may be more popular then ever. Children and even adults love buying stuffed toys, t-shirts and posters. Here are four highly acclaimed anime movies.

 

Princess Mononoke (1997)

 

Princess Mononoke is ranked at third most popular anime movie in Japan. Mononoke are spirits who cause suffering by possessing an individual. It was intended to be the last film produced by Hayao Miyazaki. He instead came back in 2001 with Spirited Away.

 

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

 

One of the most beloved of Japanese anime characters is Totoro. Totoro is known as the Japanese Winnie the Pooh. My Neighbor Totoro was a breakthrough film for Miyazaki.

 

 

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

 

This is a science fiction/ fantasy film of the highest order. The future brings apocalyptic conflict as the ecosystem is devastated. Humans live in a “toxic jungle” and Princess Nausica of the Valley of the Wind talks to insects. Nausicaa must aid in creating a peaceful environment.

 

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

 

Roger Ebert and others claimed this movie to be an extremely powerful war film. Siblings Seita and Setsuko must survive the last part of the Second World War. Dramatic and realistic, even adults are affected by it’s powerful message.

 

All of these films were produced by Studio Ghibli except Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Other great anime movies include Ghost in the Shell (1995) and Porco Rosso (1992).