Professor Kamil Idris Mantains That Promoting Intellectual Property Rights Boost Economic Growth

Professor Kamil Idris, a Sudanese national and scholar, is famously known for the time he served as director general for World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). He has also vied as an independent candidate for the Sudan presidential elections in 2010. The man of great international achievements, Kamil Idris, attained his Ph.D. in International law from Geneva University and is a holder of LLB honors from the University of Khartoum. He has several other doctoral law degrees from 19 other universities.

 

Kamil Idris became the third serving director general for WIPO from 1982 and was reappointed in 2003 to serve a second term which expired in 2008. Before this, he had served inside the United Nations in Sudan where he acquired his proficiency. At the united nations, he was part of an African Union group that was in charge of dealing with issues affecting transportation of goods within countries. In his vast understanding of intellectual property, professor Kamil was in a position to elucidate how a country’s intellectual growth solely depends on the rules made to protect IP.

 

In his message on world intellectual property day, He argues that without IP rights, technologies created to counter problems affecting developing countries would never be known. Kamil says that even things like sports that unite humanity and create entertainment would never be broadcasted in homes worldwide. Having worked in the role of director general for WIPO, he was determined to use intellectual property as a way of spreading the power of creativity so that every individual regardless of their country or community would share in enjoying the fruits of innovation.

 

The Sudanese statesman supports the idea of making laws that give inventors of something the exclusive right to use it. According to his articles, Kamil thinks that this would promote creativity and economic growth. He mentions the weight of Intellectual property by pointing out the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. The two giants are at loggerheads because Chinese manufacturers took ideas from manufacturers in the US creating mimic goods and are selling them globally at lower prices forcing the original products out of the market. For this reason, the US under the trump administration wants to impose very high tariffs on Chinese exports to propel the Chinese government towards setting their IP protections.

Sean Penn Steps Into the Literary World with Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

The actor Sean Penn has always been a vocal and dynamic supporter of a number of social causes. Social justice and equality have been closely linked to the two-time Academy Award winner for years. Which is all to say, the volatile Penn has always had an opinion and he’s never shied away from sharing it. At times, he’s appeared quite proud of this reputation for provocation and controversy. Why else would a successful actor seek out interviews with the likes of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez or the notorious drug lord El Chappo? Controversial figures aside, Penn was also an early and tireless crusader for earthquake-ravaged Haiti, creating the J/P Relief Organization to fund and enable ongoing relief efforts.

 

Penn has now funneled all that energy into writing. His first novel, as complex and intriguing as the actor himself, was released this past spring and is entitled Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. The title alone should be an indication of the circuitous and fascinating journey readers can expect. It is the story of septic-tank salesman Bob Honey, who happens to spend his free-time as a paid assassin for the U.S. government, told with Penn’s own brand of sardonic humor and irony.

 

The novel, born out of the 2016 election, alludes to certain real-life figures and movements, such as President Trump and #MeToo, but Penn has taken pains to remind readers that it is, in fact, fiction. “I think, we’re in a sad state where fiction is attributed to opinion … where fiction can’t be just read as it is.” That seems to be his way of saying ignore the controversies and let the story take you on a ride.

 

Penn dictated most of the novel, writing the rest in long-hand, and he enjoyed the process so much, free from the interference inherent in the collaborative world of film-making, he is already contemplating a follow-up. Penn used the freedom of fiction to place Bob Honey’s sometimes amoral actions into the context of an American society rapidly changing, and, whatever criticisms may come, Penn is aware that those opinions are the reflections of that person, not his own work. The novel is on bookshelves now.

 

Jose Auriemo Neto Keeps the Construction Business and the Retain Pursuits At Their Peak

JSHM is one of the oldest and highly performing real estate companies in Brazil. It was established in 1972. The company was started by two brothers in the name of Fabio Auriemo and Roberto Auriemo. It was established in the City of Sao Paulo. It is reported that the Auriemo-brothers had a dream of building their company into a leading outfit in Brazil. The dream encouraged them to include two more partners for purposes of raising the required capital to grow the construction company.

The Growth Path

Indeed, as dreamt and planned by the founders, JSHM underwent growth at a fast pace and had started engaging in major projects by 2001. They then decided to introduce the idea of malls in their business line. The project was highly successful with Cidade Mall being their flagship retail outlet that encouraged the management to invest more in the business.

Jose Auriemo Neto; His Business Responsibilities

Jose Auriemo Neto is the Chief Executive Officer and chairman of JHSM Participacoes, SA. He is an experienced businessman and a successful investor in real estate. His company specializes in the construction of residential and commercial premises in Brazil. Jose Auriemo Neto carries many responsibilities on his shoulder as the CEO of JHSM. He is the one that oversees the general growth of the company, which means that he has to build relationships with stakeholders in the industry including suppliers and government agencies for a smooth flow of construction activities. He is also in charge of a wide range of business interests of the firm, including Cidade Shopping Mall.

The Career Growth of Jose Auriemo Neto

He is credited with making important decisions that have helped the organization to move fast to a highly respected business entity. He was behind the deal that saw the JSHM group join the retail business chain in 2009. He signed an agreement with Hermes, Jimmy Choo and Pucci to start the first ever retail chain owned by JSHM. He also helped the group to enter into a partnership deal with Valentino which led to the R.E.D Valentino Stores.

The Clash Between CVS And Amazon

It is not every day that you see a couple of titans of industry clash with one another. This is exactly what has been going on between CVS and Amazon though. Both have butted heads with one another as Amazon seeks to creep into CVS territory and marketshare while CVS tries to shore up their defenses against such invasion.

Healthcare information technology entrepreneur Drew Madden has been watching this all unfold very careful. He is trying to work out what the implications of these moves are going to be for all of the rest of us. The good news is that he largely sees this working out well for the consumer in the long run. He believes that it is entirely possible that both companies could find a good spot in the market and serve different customer needs.

Amazon is seeking to obtain licenses to sell pharmaceuticals over the Internet in a number of different states. Meanwhile, CVS has purchased the healthcare insurance giant Aetna. They hope to use this acquisition to have a stake in the healthcare process of a new patient from the point when they purchase insurance all the way up until they get the prescription filled (hopefully at CVS).

As another goodie for their customers, CVS is offering guaranteed next-day delivery at all of their MinuteClinic locations nationwide. That means that they can try to stay on par with one of the nicest features that Amazon has going for it. That being the fact that they can deliver so many items in just one day. CVS is trying to stay on level with that by making this own offerings via the MinuteClinic. It does seem to appeal to at least some of their customers in a lot of ways.

We are still in the early stages of this particular corporate conflict. There is no telling how it will all play out in the end. For now though, Drew Madden believes that we have all the reasons in the world to remain hopeful and optimistic that things are going to go just fine. He has followed these types of stories before, so we should trust his judgement on this one too.

Pediatric Doctor and Surgeon- Dr. Saad Saad

Dr. Saad Saad is a doctor by profession and has specialized in pediatric surgeon. Recently the pediatrician was interviewed and according to the interviewee they did not get an interesting story from the surgeon but they said that from the interview they were able to learn more about his children and the skill she has passed to them. The doctor had practiced medicine for 47 years before retiring, and he was asked why he chose medicine as a career. Dr. Saad said that he was born in Palestine during a trying moment of drama and rapid changes. During the time Palestinians were being forced out of Israel, and according to Dr. Saad his father was working away from home, and one day his mother was forced to move with her children to an unknown location because of insecurity.

 

The father would later search for his family and they relocated to Kuwait. Dr. Saad’s brothers were engineers and he admired what they were doing but after some time, he realized he could not stand the scorching sun that is why he decided he wanted to work from inside where air conditions were available. With the help of his father, he pursued a career in medicine as he fulfills the desire of his life working in an air-conditioned environment. Another big lesson learned from the pediatric surgeon is that one should never wait until tomorrow to accomplish what they want in life and what you can accomplish today, this is what has been making Dr. Saad Saad productive and successful in his career and life. Saad would later relocate to the United States of America and that is when he made a decision of becoming a US Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon. The name and the decision he made was very unpopular in the United States of America, and in the 1980’s he became the only certified pediatric surgeon who was fluent in both English and Arabic. In 1989 he had to move to Saudi Arabia where he got an opportunity to be a pediatric surgeon for a Royal family.

 

Dr. Saad was born in the 1940’s in an environment where political instability was being experienced. He has learned and gone through a lot in life and he has a lot he can teach his colleagues in the medical industry. In his tenure as a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad has had a chance to serve in different medical facilities in New Jersey. After his high school graduation, the children’s surgeon attended the University of Cairo. During his graduation from the medical school, Saad graduated with honors and he was named the second best student from his class. To the young generation, Dr. Saad said reaching their goal is not impossible if they insist. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/

The Oxford Club Helps Investors Thrive in Any Market Conditions

The Oxford Club is all about helping their members find success in the complex investment world and they do this with an extraordinary range of research and products. The time-tested strategies that they employ enable members to successfully weather all market conditions and thrive. They offer an expert’s view with three different newsletters and a dozen trading services that give members a leg up in constructing a winning portfolio.

The humble origins of what came to be called The Oxford Club began in 1989 when a small group of investors banded together to search for outstanding opportunities in the marketplace. They believed that the best way to do this was through research and personal connections all of which they practice today as well.

The notion that market-beating returns and lower risk can go together may seem like a mismatch at first. This is exactly what The Oxford Club has learned how to do with their strategies and part of this is a timely exit strategy. This protects the portfolio and allows members to sleep at night knowing that plans are in place ahead of time. The question, after all, isn’t if the market will decline but when and this contingency has been fully addressed.

The Oxford Club produces three newsletters that are focused on different areas of the markets and gives members expert analysis and commentary. They highlight market trends and trading opportunities with exhaustive research that has been compiled by professionals with deep knowledge and experience.

The trading services that are available at The Oxford Club can give members the edge that they are looking for as they provide high-quality tips and insights. There are 12 of them and they cover a wide range of asset classes so every corner of the market can be potentially taken advantage of. This strategic research can help members craft extraordinary portfolios that offer exciting possibilities.

Investment U is the educational resource that is available to members of The Oxford Club and it consists of online courses, videos, and conferences among other products. This can give members an increased knowledge base to work from and help them realize their goal of financial independence quicker.

For Betsy DeVos, Education Reform is about Key People in Key Positions

In 2013, during an interview with Philanthropy that focused on school choice, Betsy DeVos explained that it would take grassroots efforts and successful advocacy to make the necessary changes in the education system for school choice. Betsy DeVos understood that for change to occur key personnel had to occupy the right office to be in a position to create change. If those key persons were not in place, then organizations need to help them get elected, write the laws, and then get them passed. Once the laws are passed, that is the beginning. For the children to benefit from them, the new laws must also be implemented.

 

Early in the fight school choice for children, DeVos named Florida, Louisiana, and Indiana as states where efforts to offer school choice programs were successful. Florida was cited as having the most families whose children (over 50,000) were able to select the school that they would attend because of the success of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program. Also, Louisiana and Indiana approved school choice programs with the potential to impact almost one million students. DeVos believed these programs were made possible because the organizations that she was involved with helped get the right people elected to office. She acknowledges that education is non-partisan and needs the support of both Democrats and Republicans.

 

Betsy DeVos has not been shy about criticizing the traditional public school system and labeling it ineffective. According to DeVos, it is because of the failing school system that parents want better choices for their children. Where tax credits, vouchers, and education savings accounts were once considered to be radical, more people are open to looking at these items. The increased interest in school choice programs and the number of states, including the District of Columbia that have publicly funded private-choice programs, Betsy DeVos is optimistic about the future of school choice. Over 250,000 students have been offered school choice, and thousands of more students are given the opportunity each year.

 

Today, Betsy DeVos still considers the state of Florida to be a leader when it comes to school choice. In 2017 as the Secretary of the Department of Education, DeVos visited several schools in Miami, which included CARE Elementary School. Students of CARE Elementary School are eligible for scholarships through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program. Under the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program, individuals and corporations that donate money to organizations that provide scholarships receive tax incentives.

 

Having been appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Education by President Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos is now one of those key people in the right place to create education reform.

 

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Hussain Sajwani: What’s Next for DAMAC Properties?

Recently, CNBC reporter, Hadley Gamble sat down to interview Hussain Sajwani. Hussain is the founder and the chairman of DAMAC Properties. DAMAC is a property development company located in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. She’s been running the company for over fifteen years, forming it in 2002.

The first question that the interviewer opened the dialect with was regarding President Donald Trump, of the United States. Hussain Sajwani has been open about her support of and affiliation with President Trump. This begged the question of whether she was concerned that as his popularity rises and falls, would her business rise and fall in stride with it.

Hussain let it be known that she felt his popularity would have no direct impact on her company. She speculates that her company’s sales were up in 2017, the first year of Donald Trump’s term. She was happy with the first of the two golf courses they’ve contracted Donald’s company to build for them and still appreciates their relationship.

There was a moment of confusion in the conversation which needed correcting by Hussain. The interviewer mis-stated that Hussain had previously stated she intended to sell fifteen percent of the company, and the question was what the price would have to be to sell that percentage. She corrected him, explaining that she had been stating that she was willing to sell some, if necessary, however not that she intended to do so.

Hussain told the interviewer her thoughts about the continued growth and future of Dubai. She also voiced optimism about her company, stating that their cashflow was strong and they’re looking to expand. They’re considering expanding into Europe, as well as North America.

Hussain is patient and tactical. The expansion would have to be timed perfect. DAMAC Properties is here to stay and will only continue to grow as long as Hussain Sajwani’s vision is seen through.

The Roots of Hussain Sajwani

People have very many misconceptions about how people made it at the top. Many individuals want to believe that the successful individuals come from well-doing families, where they were given financial support to begin and sustain their ventures to get where they are. This is used as a consolation or excuse as to why the weak are not doing well in their business or life in general.

Hussain Sajwani is a testimony of successful individuals who started from scratch and are now known worldwide for their success in business. It is worthwhile to note that the net worth of the businessman is estimated to be over $4 billion. The number is anticipated to keep rising with time. The experts say that his net worth at the time is at the right level.

Hussain Sajwani came from a humble family with hard-working parents. His father had a shop that he sold pens and watches for survival. To earn enough for the family, he had to put in long hours. In the long run, although he missed spending time with his family, he was able to sustain their needs. On the other hand, his mother used to sell fabrics and other local products to women to compliment his husband’s income.

Hussain observed the struggle and the harsh reality of making a business successful. He began visiting his father’s shop at the age of three. When he grew up, his father wanted him to take over the family business, but Sajwani wanted more than the shop, he was thirsty for his success. Fortunately, he has been able to achieve this through the DAMAC Properties.

The DAMAC Properties was founded in 2002. It is currently the leading property provider in Dubai and the Middle East. The clients are very contented with their services. Over the years, the company has provided more than 20000 families with homes and the number is still rising.

Hussain partnered with Donald Trump in 2014 to help in developing his golf investment. As a result of his intelligence and knowledge, the design of the golf club was voted the best in the world.

Sajwani is also a humanitarian and has been participating in charity events. He recently donated AED two million to cloth children.

More on DAMAC Owner, Hussain Sajwani: https://www.bezaat.com/uae/dubai/properties-for-sale/villas-and-palaces/ad/16624035

Ideas for Those in the Sandwich Generation

There are certain times when you have to think about your life and the life of those around you in a financial sense. As a matter of fact, for most of us that time is all the time. For those who are in the so-called “sandwich generation,” the time for preparing for the future financially is right now.

 

The sandwich generation includes people who are finding themselves sandwiched between helping their grown children and their aging parents with finances at the same time. They have a lot of pressure put on them to get everything done just right. Navigating between family members can be tricky without a solid financial plan.

 

Focus on Your Own Retirement First

HCR Wealth Advisors is a registered investment advisory firm and a place that can help you put your retirement first. As caring as it is that a person wants to help out their loved ones, the reality is that not focusing on your own retirement can have a long-term impact on your financial well-being.

 

Start a College Fund as Soon as Possible

The sooner that you can start a retirement fund, the sooner you can start to make inroads into having that nest egg of money ready for your children as they become students who are taking on the noble calling of going for obtaining higher education.

 

Understand Your Parent’s Health Situation

A lot of us would very much prefer to bury our heads in the sand when it comes to reviewing our parent’s health situation. It is a lot easier to simply pretend that everything is just fine. The reality is that aging parents probably have a lot of health issues going on. You have to be honest with yourself about this and try to do what you can to plan for increased expenses going into the future for them. These are the kind of conversations that a person can and should have to start to improve their financial situation going forward into the future.

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