The Benefits of Concession of Basic Sanitation Services in Brazil

The Brazilian government through the partnership of BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development) has announced a concession that if implemented will greatly benefit the industry. Sanitation services is an imperative factor in the economy. According to the president of Trata Brasil, Edison Carlos, if some of those suggested points in the concession will be implemented, then the Brazilian sanitation sector will benefit greatly both in management and resources.


One man who also shares his sentiments and believes in the concessions made by the government is Felipe Montoro Jens. Mr. Felipe is a specialist in sanitation infrastructure projects, and like Mr. Edison, believes too that the proposals will benefit their industry both in terms of management and structural development. Felipe adds that thanks to this partnership, the level of wastes in the economy will go down and volumes of water loss will be greatly reduced.


In explaining his opinions, Felipe notes that the private sector is better placed to carry out certain tasks thanks to the availability of resources at their disposal. By collaborating with them, the government will be able to maximize on these resources hence improving sewage systems and water systems. With this achieved, the financial losses experienced in the sanitation sector will be reduced if not prevented.


About Felipe Montoro Jens

Felipe Montoro Jens is a well-established business executive in the Brazilian sanitation industry. Currently, Mr. Felipe is the chief executive officer of Energipar Captacao S.A. Felipe is well educated and brings a breadth of knowledge to the company. He is a business administration graduate from Fundao Getulio Vargas (FGV) and a master’s graduate in international management from Thunderbird, The American Garvin School of International Management (USA).


In addition to his educational qualification, Mr. Felipe has a lot of experience and skills in the industry. Coupling all these with his leadership skills, Felipe Montoro Jens has helped the Brazilian sanitation industry achieve the great success it enjoys to date.


Flavio Maluf’s Great Contribution To Eucatex

Eucatex is the leading manufacturer and marketer of eucalyptus products in Brazil industry. The company is a family business established in 1951 by the Maluf family. Thanks to the able leadership, the company has grown to be a market leader in its industry while being cautious about its environment and for this, it has been recognized with certification such as ISO 14001 and FSC® Certification.


Currently, Flavio Maluf is the President of the family. Flavio brings a breadth of knowledge both in the areas of commerce and industry having graduated with a postgraduate degree in business management and mechanical engineering degree from New York University and PUC respectively. In addition to his qualification, Mr. Flavio has well acquainted with the family business. Before joining the board of executives and being voted as the president of the company a year later, Flavio had worked for the company in the trade for almost a period of nine years, from 1987 to 1996. It is his impact on the presidency and the company’s industrial department that has helped Eucatex command the reputation it has in the industry.


After taking the leadership mantle of the company, Flavio primary objective was to modernize the company. His efforts paid off as the company started investing in state of the art equipment in the manufacturing of their products. This move helped Eucatex open its market to business outside of Brazil to include at least 37 countries globally. The expanded markets helped the company record an increase of 30 percent in profit revenues amounting to R$ 10.7 in 2014.


Thanks to the leadership of Flavio Maluf, Eucatex currently enjoys a market domineering in both the construction and the furniture industry. To support this growth the company has opened up additional industrial factories in Salto and Botatu City while at the same time staying conscious to their environment.



Lime Crime Changes the Hair game with New Unicorn Hair Dye.

Color black can be monotonous when you wear it for your hair and having a good hair dye can offer you the necessary changes to change your look completely. The Unicorn hair dye is a new creation from Lime Crime based on vegetable glycerin, and that promises its users the above unique qualities. It comes in two formulas, which include the tints and the full coverage. The former is sheerer in nature and is suitable for people with pale, blonde hair in addition to being able to create more pastel results. The latter on the other hand gives more saturated color and contains a higher pigment load as well. It is recommended for platinum blondes and hair that is lightly bleached.

Both experienced, and novice users can use Unicorn hair dye to change their color and look like a unicorn. Some of the other unique features of this dye that was developed over three years include having longer lasting and vibrant color. After being in your hair for some time, the color will also fade gracefully unlike with other dyes that look bad as they fade. When thinking of dyeing their hair, most people worry about hair damage. The Unicorn hair dye will not damage your hair because it is a deposit–only color with conditioning formula made from pure, vegan ingredients. It does not contain bleach, peroxide, or ammonia as well. For the best results, you should lighten your hair to pale or medium blonde.

Lime Crime is a digitally –native beauty brand with a mission to change how makeup makes you feel and how to shop for it as well. The company is also famous for setting trends in the beauty and hair world that take the internet by storm. Their mission is to help people rebel and never have dull hair days. The range of hair dye available includes purple tints, deep purple, green to gorgeous pink. This brand was expected in the market early April this year.




Felipe Montoro Jens Analyzes the Changes of BNDES for the Future of Brazil

The Brazilian government has announced in March 2017 that they would be making changes for basic sanitation through a partnership with BNDES, and it will be responsible for a major revamping of the poorest areas of the country, making a great comeback from some of the biggest problems the country has been living for the past couple of years.



While Brazil is a well-developed country with its metropolitan centers in the state of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro being some of the biggest and most important in the world, it still has a very big and vast territory that faces some serious discrepancy from the government system in terms of the social and monetary conditions that the communities of some places face.



For example, the north and northwest of the Brazilian territory still face some sanitation problems, poverty, and, mainly the north-most area faces a big problem of scalding weather and drying grounds.



Brazil is addressing its social problems with high efficiency, and Felipe Montoro Jens, one of the most prominent financial analysts of the nation, is very carefully monitoring the work of BNDES in revamping the country and the people to lead better lives for the next couple of years.



According to the specialist Montoro Jens, revitalizing the sanitation of some places where it wasn’t optimal because of the terrain or lack of accessibility is a huge advancement for those communities, because one of the issues that it answers right away is the wastage of water of those communities. With a better sanitation system, water will be a resource that is much more well-spent, and this is especially important for the communities of the northwest parts of the territory that are facing major weather problems.



Felipe Montoro Jens, who worked for Braskem S.A. and San Antonio Energia SA as the director of both companies, understands a great deal about the procedures that BNDES is making to improve the social quality of those communities and he stated that the future for them seems very optimistic from here forward.


The efficiency of E-Governance in Brazil

The government of Brazil can complement itself for the use of IT technology in improving its administration as well as strengthening interactions amongst its citizens. The Brazilian E-Government has evolved since 2000 to the extent of being used an example of enhancing government interactions with citizens as well as providing information and public services through improved and well-organized internal management. This has ensured cutting down on costs as well as allowing for efficiency.


The Municipality of Teresina has adopted the use of E-Governe system in the various department such as; Health Foundation, the Municipal Finance Department and the Municipal Education Department through the help of their leaders. They focus on expanding the use of the systems to improve public services. Their mayor noted that E-Governance system is necessary as it helps in speeding up population demands and helps in reducing difficulty in serving the citizen.


The health sector has mostly embraced the use of E-Governe. Managing both municipal and Health Secretariat is the most demanding job in the public administration, but with the introduction of E-Governance, health management has become functionally simpler and economical. Health sectors through the integration of healthcare units have improved in quality of service provision since the systems have enabled appointment scheduling as well as scheduling professional calendar hence eliminating queues.


There is a system that controls distribution and stocks of medicines, this, in turn, allows for correct dimensions to all health units as well as improving the organization of work. E-Governance system performs hospital control including ambulance services and bed control and total management over financial materials hence efficient management of financial transfers. The system has control the flow of patients within the municipality and the state while enabling structural programs that pay attention to health.


The Education Department has not been left behind when it comes to E-Governance, the city of Osasco, in Sao Paulo, has acquired school management system. The E-Governance will cover all the schools in the town including headquarter of Municipal Education Department and the education centers. The primary purpose of E-Governance in Education is to ensure integrity and security of information.


The system will provide uniqueness and allow for management reports issuance in real time, this, in turn, reduces workload. It also ensures accomplishment of demands considering Osasco is the 5th largest among the Brazilian municipalities.


Brazil has an enormous population, E-Government has contributed to the management of the public institutions, especially when it comes to the provision of public services and broadcast of information. Some private companies move the Brazilian economy and to show accountability and transparency Provision of public expenditure data and document as well as financial transactions are available.


E-Governance in Brazil has allowed citizens to make requests for public services as well as complain about poor services since it provides a platform where citizens can publish their feedback. The system has provided a direct link between the citizens and entities belonging to the public hence eliminating the use of an intermediary, who can change information to fit their interest.


Flavio Maluf: Executive Profile and Biography

Flavio Maluf is the CEO and President of the Brazil-based Eucatex Group of Companies. For him, working to develop a platform that assimilates better business solutions in the industry is what sets him apart in business. He has always had a strong commitment to becoming the best business leader in the world of business and economics. Flavio Maluf has insight about the development of a strong business platform where no one determines the productivity and business profit of a company. His main aim in the company is to foster development and management of services to achieve the optimum solutions as a business leader. For you to develop fast income, be sure to assimilate capabilities that have never issued assimilated business profiles.


In 1987, Flavio Maluf joined the company. He started working at the lowest level of management. As a matter of fact, Flavio Maluf commenced his duties in the company in a trajectory manner. His duties at the lowest level of management led to the animated business capabilities to develop the most sophisticated business solutions. In the case where business is not assimilated, you might consider using your innovation technologies to accelerate working solutions in an environment where no one knows what you are doing. During that time when he worked in the trading department, Flavio Maluf offered his innovation techniques to develop the most sophisticated business platform in the company. Flavio Maluf is the man who made the company start exporting most of its products to overseas countries.


Before he was extended an invitation to join the board of directors, he worked in the manufacturing department of Eucatex. During that time, he was responsible for the development of products promptly. For this reason, the machines were always kept up running to initiate a better incentive. Flavio Maluf is the man who introduced the assimilated employments rates that allow you get better business solutions in the industry. For those who wish to emulate his working solutions in business, they desire the best thing. Flavio Maluf was appointed as the next president of the company in 1997. For this reason, business commenced.


David McDonald’s Notable Success at OSI

Mr. David G. McDonald holds two positions at OSI Group, LLC. He is the President as well as its COO. OSI is a world leading food-processing company which had $6.1 billion in sales last year alone.

The company has more than 50 facilities in 17 countries. McDonald holds a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. Prior to becoming president of OSI, David had been working independently as the Director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. He currently serves as Chairman of North American Meat Institute. David’s leadership roles also involve being a director and board member of OSI International Foods Australia and OSI Group, respectively.

David has had tremendous success at OSI group. He has helped to improved the company’s sustainability by investing his own personal time to travel to the company’s different facilities to gain a local perspective on the unique problems faced there. He attributes the company’s international success to being flexible to change but remaining true to its principles. According to him an important catalyst for success is to pay keen attention to and appreciate the different business cultures in the locale where you work in.

David Mcdonald OSI Group has recently celebrated 20 years in China since it opened its first plant in 1992. David says it took patience and time to be successful in this particular market. He agrees the company went through a learning curve at first, but after a while, they were on their feet. They discovered the need to listen first to understand their clients’ perspective and to engage with the government as they sort out their agenda. In 2008, OSI China successfully supplied 113 tons of five kinds of products to the Olympics at Beijing. The company received zero complaints, and since then, OSI China has been the supplier for many well-known brands including Starbucks, Papa John’s, Burger King and Subway.

Saving Lives, Saving Money

As healthcare costs have continued to rise, a consensus has been reached that preventative medicine is a key component in reducing costs. Life Line Screening is a company that has stepped up to come up with screening solutions for diseases such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

In an interview for the blog Ideamensch, Dr. Andrew Managanaro, Chief Medical Officer at Life Line Screening explains how throughout his in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery there were so many catastrophic cases that would have been prevented had the patients been aware of the diseases early on. This is where the methods of screening at Life Line Screening becomes key in disease prevention. On a daily basis Dr. Managanaro does quality assurance for his team of physicians and research. Dr. Managanaro is very excited with the growth in a consensus in the scientific community of the need to identity asymptomatic disease early on.

One method of screening that Life Line Screening utilizes is ultrasound technology. Ultrasounds are well known for their use in maternity care, however, their use in early detection goes far beyond pregnancy. At Life Line Screening, ultrasounds are used for early screenings for abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, and bone mineral density. Ultrasounds allow for precises imagines done in a noninvasive manner.

A second method is finger-stick blood screenings. This is FDA approved, quick results (usually in approximately 10 minutes). Finger-stick blood screenings are used to screen complete lipid panel such as both “good” and “bad” cholesterol, triglycerides. Finger-stick blood screenings are used for assessing risk of diabetes by measuring glucose levels and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, an indicator for cardiovascular disease.

Life Line Screening’s utilization of these methods allows for early detection for various diseases and to treat them with medication as well as needed lifestyle changes.

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UKV PLC Curates Wine Investments

Wine is a tremendously complex beverage. And a tremendously complex industry. And French wine is the most complex yet rewarding of all. Therefore, UKV PLC has published a guide to French wine to help people understand the basics.

The place to start is with the appellation system of how the French name their wines. The French wines based on the region where the grapes were grown. The French government regulates the classification system and the types of grapes grown by region as well as the way the vineyards in the region make their wines.

The system also recognizes how each region’s grapes are affected by the soil, the weather, altitude and topography. Each place produces unique wines. Champagne, Burgundy, Loire and Bordeaux are the major French wine producing regions.

UKV PLC specializes in buying and selling the highest grade wines and champagnes in the world, for both investment and drinking pleasure. Many websites become profitable businesses by curating content. UKV PLC don’t produce their own articles, but they bring their readers the most valuable articles, videos and blog posts on their subject from the rest of the Internet.

In the same way, UKV PLC curates Investment Grade luxury wines for investors. They acquire the leading labels from the finest vineyards of France, Italy and Spain. Some of their customers are simply connoisseurs who want to enjoy drinking the best. Others are collectors who are putting together valuable cellars of fine wines that will appreciate in value as time goes on.

James Dondero Offer Grant to Help Community Organization

At a recent luncheon, Highland Capital Management co founder James Dondero offered to provide a $1 million dollar grant. This grant will be used to help provide funding for a local Dallas charity known as The Family Place. This organization provides assistance and support to those who have suffered from family violence. Dondero is urging a number of people in his firm to help provide their support for this cause. This grant will also be used to allow Highland Capital Management to finish its funding project for The Family Place. By helping The Family Place, Dondero and his firm will be in position to assist those who are facing some very difficult circumstances.


James Dondero is the co founder and President of the investment firm Highland Capital Management. He along with Mark Okada established the firm as a company that provided life insurance to consumers. During the first few years of the firm’s existence, James helped build it into one of the most reputable life insurance firms in the United States. While this firm was quite successful, James wanted to make it even better by offering a wider range of financial services. Dondero would begin offering a number of things to help consumers. These included wealth management, asset management, financial advisory services and products such as hedge funds and private equity securities. By the mid 1990’s, Dondero began to offer collateralized loan obligations to clients as well.


When James first started his career, he worked as a credit analyst for a financial services firm. Over the course of his career, James would move up to positions of greater responsibility. He would eventually become a chief investment office where he would manage over $2 billion in assets for major companies. When he was working for investment firms at various positions, James was able to develop the foundation necessary to start his own financial services firm. He used his experience with credit analysis to learn more about credit backed securities. This allowed him to establish a firm that eventually provided this option to investors. When he is not working, James spends his time participating in a number of philanthropic activities.