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Norka Luque, The Latina Music Sensation

Norka Martinez Luque was born in Caracas, Venezuela on February 7, 1986. By the age of eight, her parents realized that Norka had an amazing talent, and began her training in piano, vocal, and dance lessons. After graduating high school, Luque went to college, where she pursued a Business Administration degree in France. She received degrees in the Culinary Arts, Fashion, and Marketing.

After college, Norka Luque joined a band called Bad Moon Rising, to familiarize herself with those involved in the European music community. The band played on weekends in French dance clubs, and quickly gained popularity, mostly because of Norka’s striking vocals.

With her population and love for singing increasing, Norka knew that in order to have any chance of making it big in the music industry, she’d have to move to the United States. She wound up settling in Miami, and soon after landed a gig in a nightclub on South Beach. She took the Miami music scene by storm, quickly gaining a following. Club-goers packed in every night to hear Norka Luque sing.

After four years of working the club circuit, with her popularity steadily rising, Norka finally got the break she was looking for. In 2008, she formed a working relationship with Emilio Estefan, Jr., who signed on as Luque’s producer to help shape and develop her musical career.

Estefan gathered such talents as Hermanos Gaitán, Archie Pena, and Luigi Giraldo to work with Ms. Luque on her recordings. In 2011, Norka released her first single “Como lo Haces Tu”. The single quickly became a huge hit within all of the major Latino communities around the world, and she was nominated for Best Female Pop Artist in the Premios Lo Nuestro Awards.

Norka’s second single; “Milagro” was also widely acclaimed, and consistently held spots on the Latino Music Billboards.

In October of 2012, Norka was featured on the cover of Latino Show magazine. When asked about her blossoming career, Ms. Luque responded, “This is an opportunity that many talented artists dream of having. I feel so blessed that Emilio (Estefan) liked my musical project, working with him is a miracle, a school of life; and everyday I learn something new.”

In 2014, Norka’s career was sidelined, as serious personal health issues arose. Luque suffered from epilepsy, a condition of the central nervous system. Her condition became so bad it required her to undergo brain surgery at the beginning of 2015. Recovery for Norka was slow and all-encompassing. However, Luque is now fully healed, and ready to resume her amazing musical journey. Her most recent single, “Tomorrowland”, (available on all music apps) is a very fitting song title for a singer whose tomorrows seem endless. Find Norka Luque on Facebook to learn more about her music and upcoming events.

Thor Halvorsen’s Angry, And Effective

New York-based non-profit Human Rights Foundation has just closed their “Davos for Dissidents” conference – the Oslo Freedom Accords. Their founder, and self-admitted driving egotist, Thor Halvorssen, has spent the show on theatrical matters, having Friederike Krum sing the aria made famous by the Shawshank Redemption after presentations by a group of dissidents with nearly a century of experience behind bars or in house arrest.

And he’s exhausted, exuberant, and angry. Halvorssen sees his mission in life as one of directing a spotlight, of shining the light of truth and public opinion into the darkest corners of state-sponsored human suffering. Unlike most of the “crisis set,” Thor Halvorssen exudes a boundless energy, rather than cynical world weariness. He doesn’t spare the knife when it comes to discussing his self-appointed peers, who go after the low hanging fruit of democratic governments, where the risk of being jailed or beaten is significantly less.

Halvorssen comes off as a man who’s consummately busy, running the Human Rights Foundation while also producing films and chairing the Moving Pictures Institute…in addition to globetrotting to conferences in Geneva, sharing drinks with survivors of the Charlie Hebdo attacks and coordinating staffers quick to identify new inflection points, and new cracks in the armor of secrecy surrounding the dictatorships that, next to sleep, seem to be his greatest foe. He’s constantly checking on something, be it his phones (he carries five) or his laptop (he has three), and his interests are all over the place. He’s currently excited about taking a classic Heinlein novel, “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” and adapting it into a movie with Bryan Singer in the director’s chair.

Halvorssen’s concerns about human rights come naturally to him; they’re something of a family tradition. His great grandfather, the Norwegian consul to Venezuala, turned Caracas into a safe harbor for Norwegian shipping when the Germans invaded Norway – down to pummeling Nazis when they objected. His father was charged with ending Venezuela’s drug trade, and suffered years of torture in prison for finding corruption and standing up to it. His mother was wounded by gunfire when protesting Hugo Chavez.

Halvorssen simply lives up to their example, and, with a director’s art, is using the only tool he knows works: Theatricality, and a willingness to direct the spotlight on the victims of repressive regimes the world over.

More information for Thor Halvorssen:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/troublemaker-for-tyrants/article/899824

IAP Takes Care of the World

IAP Worldwide Services is an international logistics provider, facilities manager and a provider of technical services. They have over 2000 employees around the globe. They work on natural disasters, deliver supplies to overseas battlefields.

They are ready to support clients and carry out difficult logistics and technical challenges. They have been offering their services for over 60 years. They have built a reputation as a reliable source that you can depend on when you need to.

IAP defines success not only as how their customers view them, but how the world views them. Their reputation precedes them, and they take this very seriously. When you partner with IAP, they make your goals, their goals. Learn more about IAP Worldwide Services: https://www.iapws.com/ and http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobs/company/c8b4hg6d99rc25sg48q/iap-worldwide-services

They align themselves with a diverse group of companies, who can add value to their services. They make sure their actions always align with the highest moral standards and behavior.

They are dedicated to transporting people and things quickly and safely to any place in the world. Their logistics and supply chain services are second to none.

IAP offers the best operations and maintenance, portable waste water management, grounds management and much more. Governments depend on IAP for mission support when they are in remote environments and IAP Wordwide Services delivers.

IAP Worldwide Services delivers in areas where others cannot, meeting logistic requirements on a daily basis. They manage military bases, field hospitals, oil and gas production team housing facilities, and remote research labs. When people’s lives are in danger, the US Government calls IAP. They provide services during natural disasters, and any other type of crisis. They are ready to serve 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

They support aviation operations and maintenance as well as all the other things they do. Emergency services, to simple day-to-day operations are provided. IAP is simply a company that you can depend on when you need help. Read more: IAP Worldwide Services Jobs

They have worked very hard over the years to develop and build a strong reputation for dependable, reliable, fast service. They offer contract vehicles to the government, defense department, and national security agencies. Whatever logistic task you can come up with, they can most likely meet.

How Wen by Chaz Dean Works for Thin Hair

If you have every wondered about how Wen by Chaz Dean [http://www.wen.com/chaz-dean.html] actually effects a person’s hair, Bustle.com published an article by Emily McClure that details her week-long trial of the product. She claims that on the first day of her trial, she realized that you need to use a lot more of the product than you would use of shampoo. She used the recommended amount of WEN, and noticed that her hair felt thicker while she was massaging the product through. She left it on for a few minutes and then rinsed. After blow drying her hair, she said that it looked shinier than normal and had a little more life to it. She claims that her hair is normally very limp, because it is very thin.

She continued the testing of the sephora advertised brand for seven days and at the end of the week, she said she was getting compliments from friend about how nice her hair looked. She says, she feels that it helped her hair behavior a bit better than normal. She is thinking of using it long term.

Wen by Chaz Dean is a new concept in hair cleansing. Chaz, while working at a hair salon in Los Angeles, became interested in how to keep hair healthy. He came up with the cleansing treatment that is now his Amazon known formula, by trying it out on celebrities His first celebrity to use it was Nicolette Sheridan. It made her hair look fabulous, so some of the other actors working on Aaron Spelling shows started using it. And a star was born.

 

Sam Tabar Climbs the Career Ladder

It is very hard to get established in the legal field. Sam Tabar was able to get his foot in the door and has accomplished so much from the time he started in the legal field, til now. He is known as one of the best attorney’s and is a capital strategist. He has worked very hard to establish a positive reputation and always strives for client satisfaction.

Sam Tabar is working for FullCycle Fund in New York City. He has used his many talents to open doors for his career success. He has worked for Meagher and Flom, Arps, Skadden and Slater. He is a wonderful business person and attorney and is very easy to get along with. He was shortly moved to the business development and capital strategy side of the business because of his skills and education.

His time working for Arps, Skadden, Slater and Meagher and Flom was far from a waste for him. He brought the group to incredible heights in terms of business development. He has always loved his job and has enjoyed helping clients. SPARX is a group that Sam Tabar has spent time helping. He did a great job working as Managing Director for the company and also served as Co-Head of Business Development. He used his amazing legal knowledge to help this business get to the top.

He decided to take a different position after his career at the SPARX Group and found a job at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was able to become Director and the Head of Capital Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He worked for the Asia-Pacific region during his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Sam Tabar then moved his career to The Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP. He used his legal experience to help this company grow expontentially. He focused on hedge funds and compliance issues and also worked as the Senior Associate for the company. He definitely established a positive name for himself during his time here. He can be found on Instagram, where he posts pictures of his most recent amateur photography.

Restoring The Russian Economy

The Russian economy has been plagued with reports of a falling economy. Resulting in investors pulling their money out of the country. Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev announced that the economy grew by 0.8 percent in the first quarter, even though the forecast was a 2.5 percent increase.

The Crimean tensions are the latest problems that have contributed to the economic slowdown. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the expansion of Russia’s $2 trillion economies slowed for a fourth year in 2013, with consumer spending falling and investment sagged along with demand for energy.

Entrepreneurial talent and capital are leaving the country at a fast rate; therefore Alexei Beltyukov realizes that something needs to be done to improve the situation. Alexei Beltyukov is one of the founding fathers of the Skolkovo Foundation. The Skolkovo Foundation is a government sanctioned organization that works to promote technology, business, and innovation across Russia. Alexei believes the best way to help the economy is the help the entrepreneurs to feel confident and in a position to invest and therefore open up jobs and overall improve the Russian economy from its current condition.

Over a thousand Russian businesses have already benefited from grants and tax breaks awarded by the foundation, and according to a recent article in the Moscow Times, business development through the Foundation has resulted in the creation of over 13,000 jobs. The recent reports have been dishearting however with the hard work, and help of the Skolkovo Foundation Alexei believes that there is hope for a bright future in Russia.  Read more about Alexei and his plans on About.me.

The Success of Adam Goldenberg

Adam Goldenberg has been passionate about being an entrepreneur since he was sixteen years old. He created Gamer’s Alliance Inc. in 1997, a successful advertising network of gaming sites. Adam Goldenberg sold Gamer’s Alliance Inc. in 1999 to Intermix Media, a parenting company of Myspace. After selling his advertising network of gaming sites, Goldenberg decided to join Intermix Media as its Vice President of Strategic Planning where he later became the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Adam Goldenberg became the youngest COO of a publicly traded company at the age of 20. In 2005 News Corp acquired Intermix Media for more than $650 million.

In 2006, Adam Goldenberg teamed up with Don Ressler to create a better way to launch new companies in today’s marketplace. They worked together to form Intelligent Beauty Inc., an internet brand incubator that operates businesses in the personal care, beauty and fashion spaces. Intelligent Beauty Inc. sells health and wellness, beauty, and fashion products online. Weight-loss products are also available as well as a variety of skin care products that include antioxidants, eye creams, fragrances, cosmetics, and sunscreens. Source: https://www.vbprofiles.com/people/adam-goldenberg-540345f3fccfb1045402ff96

Four years later, in 2010, JustFab was created. JustFab can be accessed online where its members can experience a unique shopping experience personalized by their fashion choices. By purchasing a monthly VIP membership, customers will receive access to plenty of stylish shoes and handbags, suggested to the customer’s individual style by celebrity stylists. All items are priced at a flat rate of $39.95 and come with free shipping. It is an incredible online store that appeals to all fashion lovers.

JustFab has gained a huge amount of success in just four years! In 2013 alone, JustFab raised $55 million in funding and also bought ShoeDazzle. The company has also been successful outside of the United States and continues to grow with new launches.

Adam Goldenberg is a successful entrepreneur because he believes in staying true to his business and doesn’t believe in pivoting. Goldenberg knows that the key to a successful business is to keep on track and knowing when to raise the right amount of capital at the right valuation.

Mindset Growth Taught By Critters

ClassDojo has just produced a series of short animation movies. On the surface, the two main characters, Katie and Mojo, look like something out of a Pixar movie. In reality, these characters are present to teach how to experience mindset growth. Though the series in animated, there is something for everyone to learn in every episode. The old and young alike will benefit from watching these shorts.

As we speak, San Francisco is in the process of releasing the first short. This particular short will show how growth in ability and intelligence can happen over time. We have been taught that some people are smart and some people are not. Katie and Mojo want to express how hard work and determination to do better will make you smarter than any genius out there.

The best thing about these animated shorts is that they are free. They will be released on YouTube, or you can locate them on the ClassDojo website, which is called Big Ideas. Not only are these shorts free, they all come with a user guide for guardians and teachers. This will be a great teaching in school or during a neighborhood gathering.

The user guide that comes with these shorts were put together by professionals. The highly respected P.E.R.T.S. (Project For Education Research That Scales) team from Stanford University gave great insight into this user guide, and they are very happy to be part of this program. From their experience, they believe this series will change many lives for the better.

Every school, classroom, or child that has ever participated in a ClassDojo program has experienced life changing results. Getting something for free is impossible these days. Getting something for free that is life changing in a positive way even more so. That is why ClassDojo is gaining the respect of the young and old from around the globe.

ClassDojo believes changing one child means changing a classroom; changing a classroom means changing a school; changing a school means changing a community. Be sure to take advantage of the entire free series along with the user guide that comes with the animated short.

 

Find out more about Class Dojo:

https://techcrunch.com/2016/04/15/classdojo-raises-21-million-for-app-to-make-parent-teacher-meetings-obsolete/

A Committed Entrepeneur, Bernardo Chua Plans to Introduce Ganoderma to the World

Bernardo Chua, founder and CEO of Organo Gold, knows what it takes to improve his already successful business. Six months ago, he began a new Preferred Customer rewards program that benefits both the retail customers and the independent distributors. The program is designed to save the registered customer 25 percent and increase sales for the distributors.

Organo Gold stands 55th in the worldwide direct sales companies and is looking forward to moving up as the program progresses. The global gourmet coffee company also includes natural skin products, grape seed oil, and Ganoderma capsules, and everything is sold by distributors in 35 countries.

Mr. Chua introduced the Preferred Customer rewards program as an incentive to increase sales and loyalty in Organo Gold. To be in the program, the customer must be registered for auto-ship. Then, as a member, they are entitled to a savings of 25 percent, they will have access to a support system, a preferred customer hotline, and the service department.

Bernardo Chua is an expert in promoting his companies. In 2001, he designed a strategic networking system of distributorship in his first company, Gano Excel, which he closed in 2006. In 2008, he founded Organo Gold with the knowledge he accumulated from Gano Excel.

Mr. Chua founded Organo Gold with a mission to introduce the super mushroom, Ganoderma, to the western world. He used Gano Excel to become one of the top international direct sales company. Organo Gold has introduced to the world the amazing properties of the natural Ganoderma, and Bernardo Chua will not quit until this incredible product is a household name.

Why is he so persistent to get this product out? The answer is that Bernardo has experienced the amazing nutritional benefits himself. He grew up in the Philippines, and his mother used the 4,000-year-old Chinese herb as a medicine.

Today, scientists know that the healing properties are in the form of an abundance of antioxidants, which it contains. It is Bernardo’s mission is to introduce everyone to the Ganoderma, and devising Ganoderma-infused coffee was his answer to make it accessible.

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