Bruno Fagali on the Rise of the Photoshop Alert

As a corporate integrity manager and attorney, Bruno Fagali is well-versed in the ethics of media and advertising. He has built a career in Brazil as a legal expert in advertising law. It is no surprise, then, that he has watched with interest as the French enacted a new law, known as the Photoshop Alert.

The purpose of the new law, notes Bruno Fagali on his blog, is to force all advertisers in France to place the note “retouched photograph” on all pictures in which a model’s body has been digitally altered or retouched. The law falls under French public health code. In a country where an estimated 30,000-40,000 people, mostly adolescents, suffer from anorexia, the purpose of the law is to make clear that restricted diets do not lead to the levels of perfection found in advertising photographs. The photos are often altered beyond normal body limits and, beyond the litany of illnesses associated with Anorexia, the disease also has a high rate of associated deaths.

The new law, finds Bruno Fagali, is in keeping with a French legal system that already mandates all models to hold a medical certificate that verifies a general assessment of their health, as well as their body mass index. To prove the government’s commitment to alleviating this issue, Bruno Fagali notes that the penalties are correspondingly severe. A violation of the medical certificate could result in a 6 month prison term and a fine of up to 75,000 Euros.

However farfetched this may seem, Bruno Fagali reminds his readers that France is not alone on this issue. Israel, since 2012, has also instituted a series of regulations on model health and photoshopped ads, and Australia is headed towards a similar approach. As Fagali indicates on his blog though, Brazil was actually at the forefront of this cause, instituting measures for notification of photoshopped ads back in 2010. For all these laws, advertisers seemed to have already caught onto the need for a new approach, shifting towards more realistic depictions of the human body.

Betsy DeVos: Adding Customer Service and Education

We all know the old slogan that states “children are our future”. It’s plastered across countless murals, pamphlets, and school letters. Children hold the greatest potential of any given population in the United States. They have their entire lives in front of them and they provide young, mold-able minds that are curious about the ins and outs of the world. Now, couple that curiosity with an education system that is, quite frankly, phoning it in. What sort of adults you think will come out of the system like that? Honestly, there many people that understand the grave state of the school systems, but they put it off to be handled after bigger issues. What bigger issue could there be than the future of our nation?


The current Secretary of Education doesn’t think that this is an issue that can continue to be put off for a later date. Betsy DeVos has dedicated her entire life to advocating for school choice and a better all-around system. It is because of this push that she has earned the ire of many people who see change as a bad thing. It is understandable that people believe that they will not have access to any sort of education if the public-school system dies, but they are understanding the implications of letting a failing system continue to function unchecked. This is impacting their children in no way that is irreversible, at some point the damage will be done and parents will be left holding the bag.


So what does Betsy DeVos believe that parents and administrators should do about this problem? The solution is very simple, she thinks that they should investigate alternative solutions to their educational needs. When schools are deprived of their populations they will look to create these changes. Competition for funding with these alternative education choices will also prompt them to raise their standards, and even their salaries to help attract better talent. It is, in a sense, introducing capitalism into a system that has remained untouched by it. The thing is, competition prompts businesses and institutions to change their practices. If a restaurant continued to provide poor service, customers simply would no longer go there. Unfortunately, in the public-school system, this is not an option because their customers are required to go there if they want to go to school at all. It won’t be a bad thing to consider students and their parents customers because it puts administrators in the role of providing customer service.


Betsy DeVos knows that the future of education is going to be centered in the private sector. She wants parents to understand their options and remain informed. They should not have to suffer through with a child that is not able to grasp the material when they could find alternative sources that will deliver the material in a way that their children can understand. It is her hope, that this new form of education will help bring the youth of America back into the spotlight and highlight what they can do.


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Reputations of Dr. Saad Saad

The reputation of Dr. Saad Saad supersedes majority of the other doctors in East Coast. He is considered as one of the best pediatric surgeons in the medical profession. During his work as a pediatric surgeon, he has patented two inventions as well as developing multiple other pediatric surgical procedures which have positively influenced service delivery. His career spans around for decades, and in the process, he has conducted thousands of complex and simple surgical procedures on children, infants as well as teenagers. One of the unique aspects which distinguish Dr. Saad Saad from other pediatric surgeon is his dedication to charity and medical missions. For instance, despite being in Eatontown, he finds the time and participates in medical mission across the globe to provide the elusive health services to the poor child. In the process, he has partaken eight medical Mission to Jerusalem, where he has conducted free complex surgeries on needy children.


The journey of Dr. Saad Saad to the epitome of his medical career is characterized by two principles which are honesty and handwork. He was born in Palestine but raised in Kuwait in a large family of eight children. During his tender age, he always wanted to become an engineer as the three other brothers who used to work in outdoor sites. However, his passion for doing engineering quickly changed due to the high temperatures during the day making it difficult to operate. He always wanted to work indoors where there was an air conditioning available, and the only way out was to be a pediatric surgeon. His journey of becoming a pediatric surgeon comprises of twists and turns. He has a medical degree from Cairo University and a wealth of experience from working in a different environment. After completing his medical degree in Egypt, he moved to England, where he undertook his internship and later migrated to the United States of America.


Since then he has worked in different hospitals, and at different capacities, for instance, he was the surgeon-in-chief and co-director of K Hovnanian Children Hospital in New Jersey. When he was at the helm of the hospital, he pushed for improved health access to all his young patients. However, his working career in the United States was interrupted in the 1980s, when he was requested to serve as the pediatric surgeon for the Royal family of Saudi. Such opportunity only happens once in a lifetime, and Dr. Saad did not hesitate instead he relocated together with his family to the Middle East. For the period of four and half years, he was treating the children of high and mighty within the society and interacting with influential individuals. During his free time, he lectured in medical schools of Saudi students with the aim of building capacity in service delivery. One of the medical innovations developed by Dr. Saad is creating a catheter without any machine scan in the body of the patient. Learn more:

Dr. Scott Rocklage set to beat a genetic disorder

Scott Rocklage is a co-founder of 5AM Ventures. He joined the venture in 2003 and was later appointed to serve as its managing partner in 2004. Rocklage has massive experience in top leadership. He has headed several organizations such as Nycomed International, Nycomed Salutar, and Cubist Pharmaceuticals.


Dr. Scott Rocklage studied his bachelor’s of science in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He later enrolled for his PhD. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He uses his education and leadership experience to scale up firms that he serves. While taking his PhD., Rocklage led research in the laboratory of Richard Schrock.


There has been a fundraising program conducted by Expansion Therapeutics with an objective of battling down genetic diseases. Myotonic dystrophy Type I is among the disorders. This disorder causes muscular dystrophy. It particularly affects adults. Expansion Therapeutics reserved $55.3 million meant to fight Myotonic dystrophy Type I disorder. Its symptoms show when RNA is at a toxic level.


The organizations that participated in the financing include Novartis Venture Fund, 5AM Ventures, Sanofi Ventures and Kleiner Perkins. RA Capital Management and Alexandria Venture Investments and also took part in the fundraising.


This condition develops when RNA production in a cell reaches some levels that are toxic. As a result, the heart, the hormonal system, respiration system, the central nervous system, and muscles start developing defective disorders. The DM1 ailment becomes worse with as it goes down the generation. Worse of all things, the medical community has not yet got any treatment that can cure the disorder effectively.


The company, Expansion Therapeutics, is concerned with diseases that are categorized under the expansion repeat disorders. The company creates remedies that can challenge the RNA molecules in illnesses are RNA motivated. Infections that do not respond efficiently to the modern medical treatment and are hereditary are collectively referred to as the expansion repeat disorders.


Myotonic dystrophy Type I is an expansion repeat disorder that does not respond to the current treatment methods. Medical companies are keen at forming partnerships that aim at coming up with curative measures for these diseases.


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Elysium Health and Its Basis Supplement

The Mission of Elysium Health

Elysium Health is a health company that was co-founded by Dr. Leonard Guarente. Dr. Guarente serves as the director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratory for Biology of Aging at MIT,  in addition to being the chief scientist of Elysium Health.

Dr. Guarente has conducted significant research on the molecular and genetic causes of aging. He wanted his company to translate advances in science and technology into clinically-validated health products that work. The overall mission of the company is to help people live healthier, longer.

Elysium Health collaborates with scientists from Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and other leading institutions. These world-class scientists make up Elysium’s scientific advisory board which helps guide its product research and development.

The Study Of NAD+

Elysium Health’s first product is called Basis. This supplement is proven to increase  levels of NAD+ in our bodies. NAD+ is a coenzyme that is essential to creation of energy, protection of DNA, and regulation of circadian rhythms, as well as hundreds of other cellular functions. Our levels of NAD+ decline as we age and those processes break down.

To ensure that Basis works as intended, Elysium Health put the supplement through a clinical trial. The trial showed that taking the recommended daily dose of Basis over the course of several weeks increased and sustained levels of NAD+ by an average of 40 percent in humans.

To purchase Basis, visit Elysium Health’s website. Basis is sold as monthly subscriptions as well as in individual jars. A standard monthly subscription costs $50 each month. Longer subscriptions cost more upfront but offer discounts on the monthly rate.

Basis is vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, and gluten-free, allowing you to stick to your dietary needs while taking the supplement.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Assures Continued Success Following The End Of His Term As President Of Bradesco

Bradesco has had the same president since 2003, and it was revealed by that president, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi he will in fact, be stepping down after 15 years as the leader of the banking and finance company. Octavio de Lazari Junior has been announced as the new president, and will be made official during the AGO meeting scheduled for March 12th 2018. Carlos Alberto Rodrigues Guilherme will assume the vice president position as part of the coming changes. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi also confirmed the retirement of Lazaro Bradesco.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has a lot of information to make public and end speculation as to the future of Bradesco. Bradesco is one the largest financial services companies in Brazil, and has been deploying solutions since 1943. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, the incumbent president began working as a bank clerk in 1969, and since that time has worked in many of the various capacities of Bradesco. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was the Director of Marketing in 1984, during the time he projected a more open transparent culture to the media. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi served as the president of Bradesco’s private pension company from 1992 to 1998, and 1999 he became the Vice President and Chief Executive. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was responsible for increasing Bradesco’s profits from 25% to 35%, from insurance premium revenues alone.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi shared there was a little backlash from the some of the board regarding the appointment of Octavio de Lazari Junior as the new president. Octavio de Lazari Junior, began working at Bradesco in 1978. Octavio de Lazari Junior moved his way up the executive later over the years, becoming Agency Manger, before entering the credit division of Bradesco as the Director. As the Director, he focused the division on credit for small to medium sized companies. Octavio de Lazari Junior was promoted to Department Director of Loans and Financing in 2010, and by 2012 he was appointed the Board of Director Officer. Octavio de Lazari Junior would be appointed Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Bradesco Seguros Group according to In addition to Octavio de Lazari Junior’s track record with Bradesco, he is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Association of Real Estate Credit and Savings Entities (Abecip). Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi stressed that Bradesco has full confidence in Octavio de Lazari Junior’s ability to lead the company to continued success.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, discussed the importance of the board to take its time in the selection process, and acknowledge the frustration of the long process, but it is a necessary process to ensure the best choice was made, and that’s what was done. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi also confirmed the retirement of Lazaro Brandao, the 91 year old veteran of the finance and bank sectors. Lazaro Brandao has had a stellar 75 year career contributing to the success of Bradesco over the years. Carlos Alberto Rodrigues Guilherme assume the Vice President of the council moving forward.


Robert Ivy: Building Foundations for Health

     The CEO of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy, believes good, intentional design can improve public health. In the fall of 2012, the American Institute of Architects gave a ten-year commitment to address public health through design and technology solutions. While aesthetics are important to design, the American Institute of Architects and Robert Ivy want environmental and human health to be the main focus of architecture.

There are three initiatives for their ten-year goal: collaboration planning with the communities involved, university research, and Hackathons to create apps and technology. The University of Arkansas, Texas A&M, and the University of New Mexico were the first to receive research grants. Part of Robert Ivy’s research goals is to prove that design impacts health and they are seeking to quantify the benefits.

Robert Ivy is the Executive Vice President as well as being the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects since February of 2011. Prior to the AIA, he was with McGraw-Hill from 1996 to 2011 as Editor in Chief for the Architectural Record. He was also the Vice President and Editorial Director for several design and construction publications at McGraw-Hill.

In the United States, there is a 35% obesity rate along with an additional 35% being overweight. In children, there is a 17% obesity rate and something needs to be done. Robert Ivy hopes to see architecture transform public health by encouraging more physical activity and by improving the mental health of the public. Cities are implementing more parks with scenic walking trails and building schools with natural lighting to improve the students’ ability to concentrate.

A cum laude graduate in English, Robert Ivy earned his bachelor’s degree in 1969 from the University of the South. As an honorary member of the architectural fraternity Tau Sigma Delta, in 1976 Robert Ivy finished his education at New Orlean’s Tulane University. The Columbus, Mississippi native earned a master’s in Architecture.

The Alpha Rho Chi architectural fraternity named Robert Ivy the only Master Architect

According to Alpha Rho Chi in the 21st century. At the Design Futures Council, he holds a Senior Fellowship. Along with receiving the Crain Award by the American Business Media in 2009, in 1998 he was given the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. His publications are also highly decorated with dozens of awards being given to the Architectural Record during his time at McGraw-Hill.


Hussain Sajwani the Relentless Entrepreneur

As a boy, Hussain Sajwani had to work lots of long hours after school by helping his entrepreneur father in his variety store. Sajwani swore that he would never go into business for himself because of the necessary long hours. He kept saying that he would get a degree and become a professional so that he would be able to work normal hours.


As things turned out, Hussain won a scholarship to the University of Washington in the USA where he graduated with an engineering degree. After graduation he traveled back to his home country of Dubai and became an employee of an oil and gas company. Soon, however he saw an opportunity and founded a catering company that did very well supplying the US Army food during the Gulf Wars.


In 2002, Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties because the UAE had lifted immigration restrictions on foreigners coming into the country to life, and he was expecting a real estate boom. He was right on the money, as his first project sold completely out before he had even begun construction.


Sajwani is noted for his aggressive and innovative marketing which he has used from the beginning to catch the attention of prospective buyers for his apartments. For example in his initial ads he garnered instant attention with his, “Get A Free Bently With Each Apartment.” Needless to say, this approach worked very well.


Sajwani buys his land with cash on the spot which makes it impossible for anyone to foreclose, so he can weather any economic downturn. The rest of the construction and finishing of his projects he might finance only a small portion of that part, so he is always in financial control.


He also sets up a separate accounting and bank account for each individual project so each one stands on its own. If a particular project does take a downturn, it then does not affect the rest of his business. Even so, there has never been a hint of any financial problem, as he has built over 19,000 apartments since the inception of the company with an additional 44,000 in the works.


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Youthful Results with Jeunesse Global

Jeunesse is a modern brand that works with advanced health and beauty products. Started by Wendy Lewis and Randy Ray, this company has been breaking barriers in the beauty industry since September 9th, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. when they officially began as a brand. They bring products to consumers that enhance their youth and are innovative among the competition. Their products together complete the Youth Enhancement System which will keep you feeling young and most like yourself.

While Jeunesse has many highly sought after products, one of their most loved is the Instantly Ageless microcream. While everyone hates the large bags, small fine lines, and under-eye darkness that comes along with the aging process, not everyone has to live with them! Instantly Ageless takes strong anti-wrinkle technology and keeps your eyes looking young and fresh within minutes of applying it.

Another great product Jeunesse offers is the Luminesce product line. Within this line of high quality products, you get huge amounts of anti-aging qualities packed into easily used beauty items for your daily routine. Say goodbye to the fine lines that you thought would never leave your skin, because Luminesce hydrating technology guarantees that you will be looking younger within days of use. This product line offers amazing anti-aging results in a variety of products. A serum and moisturizer are available for quick morning use. A cleanser and night repair cream can also be purchased for those who engage in skincare during the evening. Even a hydrating mask is offered, for those who simply need a fresh burst of youth for special occasions or especially busy weeks.

Jeunesse is the perfect option for those who have failed to find results in skincare. In their products you will find only the best ingredients that are delicately mixed into the perfect combination of healing, youthful serums and creams. Where other brands fail to offer quick results that last, Jeunesse offers products that offer huge effects over the long haul and products that work instantly for rapid results! Make sure to consider these products which have been proven again and again to work in order to feel youthful once again.

Securus – Serious About Technologies

Founded in 1986 and its headquarters based in Dallas Texas, Securus Technologies has been in operation for more than 30 years now. This is a company that provides civil and criminal justices with high technology solution. A platform that enhances safety to the public and to the prisoners, it makes life in prison better. This is by enhancing biometric analysis and improving communication.


Today, thousands of correction facilities in America have adopted the company’s technology solutions as it is easy to use and always accessible. For the families of the prisoners, it has helped them to keep in touch with their loved ones away from home. This has been done possible by:

  • Phone services
  • Video calling


Phone Services


For you to stay in touch with your detained loved ones, Securus has introduced phone service to our prison facilities. With several payment product options, you can choose the one that fits your need and keeps you in touch with your loved ones. These payment products include: Inmate debit, Advance Connect, Direct bill and Traditional collect.


Video Services


This is a convenient way of communicating with your incarcerated ones by opting to schedule a visit without travelling to the facility. Visits are supposed to be scheduled in advance with the prison’s visitation hours policies. Anywhere visit allows you to visit your loved ones online using a web camera in your computer. Remember to open a securus online account for you to enjoy this product.

For the dispatchers and companies that offer emergency services, Securus has come in hand as it connects them to those that are in need of their services.


Drone Detection


Recently, securus has launched the use of Drone Detection technology in correction facilities. This is after the discovery of drones being used in delivering phones, drugs and even weapons to the detainees. This can be dangerous not only to the detainees but also to the prison warders

The technology is able to detect and stop drones from reaching the correctional facilities as it uses digital antennae structure. Though the product is in its trial phase, it can only get better in enhancing security and keeping our prisons safe


In 2017, Securus customer care won six awards that includes sales and service award. These awards clearly show Securus’ world class customer service and the expertise shown by its customer care service team


Today Securus has invested more than half a billion in coming up with the world’s best technology to secure our correctional facilities. This has lead to over 1.7 million illegal communication attempts being detected and blocked in eight US prisons. With recent research showing an increase in crimes organized in prisons using illegal cell phones, we can only hope that it’s just a matter of time before Securus technology arrests the whole situation.