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Sujit Choudhry in Ukraine to Solve the Constitutional Turmoil in Ukraine

Sujit Choudhry, the founding CEO of the Centre for Constitutional Transitions, was in Kiev, Ukraine to discuss the legal challenges facing the country. The experts discussed the semi-presidential system that reigns in the country. Ukraine system of governance concentrates power to the president and makes the electoral systems and political parties weak. The nation has been facing constitutional challenges since the fall of communism over 20 years ago. The meeting, which was attended by intergovernmental organizations and International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, was aimed to discuss ways of bringing democracy to the independent institutions in the country.

Think Tanks in Attendance

Sujit joined other constitutional experts such as Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University, Sumit Bisarya of International IDEA, Sergyi Holovatyi of the Constitutional Commission of Ukraine and Viktor Musiaka who was representing the President of the Supreme Court. Also, in attendance was Ihor Koliushko representative of Center for Policy and Legal Reforms and Vladimir Vasilenko, a representative of human rights groups.

Sujit Choudhry mentioned the importance of involving transition democracies in constitutional making processes. He argued that constitutional experts should collect and discuss policy based options to constitutional reforms process. Sujit and his organization, Center for Constitutional Transitions is responsible for supporting constitution building processes. This institution assembles experts who make evidence based policy options. The institution also helps policy makers and decision makers to make evidence based constitutional decisions. For updates on his latest work, check on researchgate.net.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized expert in comparative law. Born in 1970, Sujit grew up with a passion for law. As a result, he dropped his biology course at McGill and joined the University of Oxford where he earned a bachelor’s degree in law. He went ahead and received his masters in law from Harvard University. Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for related article.

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His vast knowledge and experience have given him an opportunity to participate in the constitutional building process of several countries including Nepal, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Tunisia. Over the years he has published books chapters, reports, articles and working papers. Choudhry has spoken in over 20 countries to help them develop stable constitutions. Sujit Choudhry has held senior positions in several institutions including University of California, New York University, University of Toronto and World Bank. For additional info, hit on bizjournals.com.

For an in-depth look at Sujit’s profile, visit his website at http://sujitchoudhry.com/

 

From a Drummer to a Financial Expert – Cassio Audi’s Journey

As a businessman that Cassio Audi is, not many people will associate him with the world of music. Nonetheless, prior to taking on a career in the finance world, Audi had a career that included a music band.

Back in 1985, Cassio Audi became a part of the rock band “Viper”, which was formed by joint action with his friends who were also the members of the band. He played drums for about 4 years, at which point he left the bend and joined the business world. Some sources have claimed that Audi would have had a fruitful career if he did not leave the band in 1989.

Cassio Audi was very talented with the drums, and this was amplified by the release of the band’s first demo album. The album was titled “The Killer Sword”, and it contained a few songs that later got included into their first official album, with a few changes. The fact that no members of the group spoke English on a first-language basis, helped them get a 4-star rating on their first album. To know more about him click here.

Soon after the success of the first album, Audi left the band and missed out on the second album they released, which was even more successful. In the meantime, Audi enrolled in a university where he studied business and later even got an MBA in Finance.

Interestingly, Audi’s business endeavors date back to his music career where he was one of the Viper band’s founding investors. His success in the world of finance today is undeniable, but one must wonder how far would he have make it in the world of music as a talented drummer that he was?

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Description of Market America Products

Market America Company which markets Market America products was founded in 1992. It was founded by James Howard Ridinger and his wife Loren. The company is based in Greensboro, NC. Market America products are extended to other countries such as Hong Kong, Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. The companies offer services such as internet marketing and financial management services for small to medium sized businesses worldwide.

Market America provides different products through online and internet marketing to various countries. Some of the Market America products range from household cleaning supplies, health and beauty products, auto care, jewelry, dietary supplements, weight management products and custom websites among others. The Market America products are also marketed and sold through other companies affiliated with Market America. The company has a web domain known as Shop.com which it uses for retail sales. The web domain was acquired from Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.

The Market America products cater to the customer by answering some of the most pressing questions about health, beauty and weight loss among others. Market America Products is answering this questions by providing the best selling products according to the needs of the customers. Through their internet marketing, the market America products are able to reach their customers wherever they are worldwide. The Market America Products are manufactured by other firms. The Market America products are marketed by Market America exclusively. The distributors of Market America Products are able to earn money from the sales commissions of the product

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Athleisure Wear Positive Review Success – Fabletics Industry Leader

Customer review on any product drives the purchases to high heights. In recent years, consumers rely on sourced reviews and trust them as a personalized recommendation from their friends or family. Most of the savvy brands are shifting to reviews- centric consumer behavior as their marketing strategies. Fabletics launched in the year 2013, is one such brand and using such strategies has grown to revenue of more than $235 million that is more than 200% growth. Moreover, it has one million subscribed members and counting.

According to Fabletics parent company TechStyle Fashion Group Corporate marketing office Shawn Gold credit such brand success to the power of crowd or reviews. Fabletics has fueled its success to purely leveraging on satisfied customer reviews which help in brand retention and increased customer acquisition.

Today the world is digitized, and consumers make their final decision on purchase according to online reviews. A recent study by BrightLocal Study shows that 84% of consumers have trust on online reviews and believe them as they would a personal recommendation from someone. Power of crowd feedback, safety and confidence are what drives the consumer to trust a brand, and Fabletics knows that very well.

Customers frequently check out the reviews of the product they want to buy and negative reviews keep them off. Reviews as a common feature have a stronger power over pricing. Active or great reviews bring revenue power. Genuine and authentic reviews boost business and help rank your website capturing more customers and high returns. According to Fabletics management incorporating reviews as a marketing strategy to approach clients earns your brand loyal and repeat customers with a higher LTV and great profits. Additionally, this is the most significant customer acquisition investment. Apart from Google, products with positive reviews on e-tail stores like Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Target get higher searches and hence more sales. Target and Wal-Mart have taken a step further by allowing brands to consortium other sites reviews to give consumers all the information.

TechStyle Fabletics parent company incorporates reviews into product offering and policies to increase numbers of both new and repeat customers. The obsession of clients by Fabletics has made the company use quite of their human and time investment into collecting, responding and managing thousands of different online reviews. Fabletics has more than 30,000 reviews and trusts score of 8.2 according to Trustpilot. Acknowledging the importance of user’s reviews to retain and capture new customers has helped Fabletics refine their product and overcome different issues after their launch.

Kate Hudson stepped on the red carpet to embrace the launch of Fabletics ever collection and turned the event to Fabletics greatness. Kate approachable, friendly and active lifestyle made her an excellent choice as the partner of Fabletics. She is actively involved in the daily running of Fabletics, from picking strategies in social media to reviewing budgets. To keep the style fresh, Kate Hudson works in close collaboration with the team and is involved in the designing process. She is keen on sales numbers and checks out which clothes are profiting as part of driving Fabletics to higher heights.

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Susan McGalla’s Inspiration for Change in the Workplace

Women have been fighting for their spots in the workplace for years. While there have been great strides, and well intentioned initiatives, along the way it still hasn’t been enough. Susan McGalla is the VP of Business Strategy as well as Creative Development for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. McGalla is also a tireless worker for the rights of women finding their place among the top positions in the workplace, so long as they are qualified and earn their spot. McGalla’s approach is a little different than what most people are used to and definitely deserves exploring.

If you sat down and talked with Susan McGalla for a moment or two she would be quick to bring out some important details. Did you know that companies who embrace gender diversity tend to outperform their contemporary and more homogeneous counterparts by nearly 15%. Ethnically diverse companies also dominate their competition, doing nearly 35% better. Susan McGalla looks at these numbers and sees more than an outlier of statistics, she sees a way that everybody can win and everybody can improve.

Susan McGalla doesn’t believe in the kind of tired workplace initiatives that have been used so often across the various industries. McGalla doesn’t think that these initiatives attack the root of the problem of discrimination. So instead of leaning on the same old, tired and lackluster initiatives we have seen Susan McGalla embrace an alternative: executive sponsorships. McGalla points out the fact that nearly 75% of executives within the business world are positions filled by men. If these initiatives had been effective things would be different by now. A sponsorship allows for McGalla and the rest of women trying to break into the business a chance to actually stick.

McGalla, through her work with P3 Executive Consulting, has been reaching out to companies that are willing to reach back. Executive sponsors would work with these companies to find qualified women to fill positions. There would be incentives for sponsors to work closely with their male counterparts in order to bring the best of the best executives into the room in order to help the company.

Learn more about Susan McGalla:

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Misbehaving Particles Shakeup Scientific Models

Everything in this world is made up of matter that is bound together by natural forces. Most of these forces follow a very typical pattern that is outlined in the Standard Model of physics.

However, recent experiments involving electrons and their larger counterparts may be cause for adjusting this model. In theory, electrons, muons, and tau leptons should all share a similar behavior despite their different sizes. This is due to the fact that they all have the same type of charge.

Based on several recent observations, it is clear that there is some unknown force causing the particles to behave differently. In addition, this force interacts differently with each of the three particle types.

Scientists have known for many years that the standard model was not able to account for certain forces like dark matter and gravity. Unfortunately, the majority of large scale experiments did not produce any results that proved the existence of these forces and the standard model was upheld.

However, there have been many new signs of particle misbehavior since 2012 that pertain to a little-explored area of the Standard Model known as lepton universality. In short, this area of the model stipulates that particles like electrons and its larger cousins should behave in much the same way with the exception of variances due to their different masses.

The first surprise relating to this area occurred in 2012 during the BaBar experiment. In this experiment, the concentration of Tau particles was much higher than it should have been. Nothing in the current model explains why the concentration numbers were so off.

Two other experiments since then have had similar results where the concentrations of particles left over after high-speed collisions did not add up based on the Standard Model.

While the results are still being reviewed, it is clear that there is more to these particle interactions than the Standard Model can currently explain. With further research, these findings may open up new pathways for research in the future.

Solar Powered Trains coming to India

India is making strides to reduce its carbon emissions by upgrading its extensive rail network to use a form of clean energy.

The country’s first train to feature solar-powered coaches became operational in June. The ventilation, lights, and information displays in all carriages will be powered by panels that are attached to the roof. A six-carriage train could save over 21,000 liters of diesel fuel per year by some estimates.

The trains will initially service routes and lines in New Delhi, which happens to be one of the more polluted parts of India. Twenty four more coaches are then expected to be fitted with the system, which costs about $13,500 to install.

Jackson Engineers, an Indian company, developed the system in partnership with a Taskforce aimed at exploring alternative fuels in the railway system. The Taskforce also looked into bio-diesel and natural gas options for reducing emissions. One challenge with designing the system was developing a structure that could withstand the 80kph speeds the trains travel at.

There’s still a long way to go for India’s railway system, and the country as whole, when it comes to investment in renewable energy. The country has set a goal of generating 175 giga watts of renewable energy by 2022. This project will help with that goal but is only expected to produce 1,000 to 5,000 mega watts of power when fully scaled. Paired with additional renewable energy projects the country will still need to look for other ways to reduce fossil fuel usage.

Doe Deere speaks about what it takes to Succeed in Life

Starting a business of your own can turn out to be the best thing in your life. You turn out to be your own boss and get to create products that are suitable for your customers. Also, by being your own boss, direct input or hard work is always rewarded. This is according to Doe Deere, the founder of Lime Crime Cosmetics. However, there are challenges associated with starting a business as Doe Deere points out. For instance, finances can pose some problems for those wishing to establish a business. Doe Deere says that there are people with passions and ideas and yet they can’t get off the ground because of financial restraints.

After establishing Lime Crime Cosmetics in the year 2004, Doe Deere is in a position to tell people the dos and don’ts of business. As for her business, she has managed to attract customers by looking into trending issues which she combined with her passion. The fact that Doe Deere does not use animals to test her products has also played a significant part in her progress. Also, Doe Deere mentions that she does not obtain her raw materials for animals. This means that some of her products that include eye shadows, nail polishes, and lipstick are cruelty-free products.

Doe Deere’s success can also be attributed to her desire to create beautiful, colorful and bright products. During one of her interviews, Doe Deere mentioned that she has the desire to create bright products such that it might feel illegal put them on. True to her words, Doe Deere makes products from all sorts of colors. To her, makeup should be seen as a way of expressing yourself. She mentions that it’s important you feel confident about what you wear or put on. That’s confidence unlike the popular belief that it’s what people say or think.  Learn more: http://www.fundacity.com/doe-deere

When establishing every business, Doe Deere mentions that you should consider passion and a business plan. According to the Lime Crime founder, passion is doing what you love. However, a business plan is crucial as it will help you acquire the necessary financial assistance. Remember that your bank or financier will need to see a detailed analysis of what you want to achieve in numbers. Doe Deere mentions that it doesn’t necessarily have to be detailed as a report divided into various sections can serve the purpose. Doe Deere was born in Russia before relocated to the United States. Learn more: http://guestofaguest.com/los-angeles/interview/interview-lime-crimes-doe-deere-on-how-to-make-your-dreams-come-true

Bob Reina Builds Talk Fusion University to Help Others Succeed at Network Marketing

PR Newswire released an article recently examining Talk Fusion University with the CEO and Founder Bob Reina called “Talk Fusion Releases Exclusive Training Program ‘Talk Fusion University’”.

 

Talk Fusion provides all in one training for Video Marketing which helps businesses separate from the competition. Their exclusive training was released in late June as a private hub where the Talk Fusion Associates learn from the residing expert himself, Bob Reina. Mr. Reina is the Founder and CEO with decades of experience in network marketing. Though he began as a police officer, he quickly shifted to multi-level marketing in the 1990’s despite having no sales experience.

 

Mr. Reina was able to quickly succeed because he developed a four-step system which allowed him to become a top earner. He believes that in the world of multi-level marketing, one’s success isn’t dependent on oneself alone. Rather, success relies on others and on your ability to work with people with a variety of personalities from different backgrounds. The improved income depends on the team’s ability to replicate the system.

 

Bob Reina decided it was time to pass on the hard-earned knowledge which is why he created Talk Fusion University. He believes it will appeal to everyone looking to gain extra income. The information itself is revealed through a video course that divulges Reina’s system. The University has over 30 videos that lay out the plan step by step so anyone can follow it regardless of their education or background. It also has a wide library of written resources from the blog and Reina’s journalism efforts.

 

He believes his company is different from other networking experts because of the quality and the price. The training program is free for the Talk Fusion Associates and it can’t be found anywhere else. He also claims that the system is proven because it is the same one has trained others on and the one that allowed him to become a top salesperson.

 

Talk Fusion provides video marketing solutions that help businesses increase sales and profits through differentiation from the competition. By making the marketing dynamic, the business will become more persuasive, engaging, and memorable, all keys to creating repeat buyers.

Learn more:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerbettertech/2010/11/10/talk-really-can-be-cheap/#41a6d0c24e80

https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/02/does-the-talk-fusion-app-live-up-to-the-hype/

Robotic Solutions For Leaky Pipes

One of the most important resources that are worth protecting worldwide is fresh water. We’re not just talking about water in developing nations like Africa. We’re also talking about water in areas like the United States.

A prime example is the city of Monterrey located in Mexico. Each year, they lose an estimated 40 percent of their fresh water due to leaks throughout their distribution pipes. This equates to almost $80 million in lost revenue each year.

The large amount of water they lose each year is likely the reason they agreed to be a pilot location for researchers at MIT. They recently developed an innovative robotic system that is capable of detecting even the smallest leaks.

Most standard leak detection systems that are available today cannot be used in systems that use materials like plastic, clay, and wood. This means they are practically useless in developing countries. The product being developed at MIT doesn’t have these limitations. This is why so many industry professionals are excited about this new robot being developed at MIT.

The product being developed by MIT looks a bit odd at first glance. It looks like something that belongs in a badminton match instead of snaking its way through pipes. However, the technology it uses is very sensitive and can detect even the smallest leaks.

It recently passed a series of trials provided by PipeTech LLC where the robot had to traverse over two miles of rusty pipe. It accurately detected the leaks while also identifying natural pressure fluctuations that commonly occur in plumbing.

It does this by measuring the vibrations and pull of the water flow that occurs along the soft rubbery edges of the device. By helping nations fix quickly and easily identify leaky pipes, we can help preserve access to clean drinking water for generations to come.