Dr. Sergio Cortes Addresses The Zika Virus Spread

Although the Zika virus is just hitting the news now, it first appeared in the 40’s according to the official blog of Dr. Sergio Cortes. It was first diagnosed in countries in Africa such as Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. The virus slowly spread over the years into Asia into countries such as Thailand and India but it was not until 2015 that it began to make rounds in Latin America. Its presence in countries such as Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil has become so large that the World Health Organization has been forced to call it a health emergency due to its potential complications.
The major concern over the Zika virus started in April and since then the number of people affected has risen substantially. Dr. Sergio Cortes, stated that most of the time the virus does not cause serious symptoms and therefore it can be controlled, but the issue that is of high concern is pregnant women that catch the virus. This is due to the fact that the Zika virus has been linked to both microcephaly and possibly Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Dr. Sergio Cortes is a medical expert with a vast amount of time spent in the medical field. A quick look at his LinkedIn profile reveals that he has served as the State Health Secretary of Rio de Janeiro and worked as the Chairman of the National Instituted of Traumatology and Orthopedics. Currently he is working as the Chief Medical Officer Executive Director.

Dr. Cortes recognizes the danger of the Zika virus explaining that Guillian-Barre syndrome is a vey severe neurological disease and microcephaly and the Zika virus has already been confirmed by the Brazilian Ministry of Health in August.

He first states that it is not contagious, but is instead contracted through the bite of a mosquito. Therefore, it is safe to be by others that have the disease becase they cannot pass it on to others.

The problem is that the mosquito that carries the Zika virus will lay her eggs in clean water in almost any location making it possible for the mosquito to pop up anywhere.

To find out more about Dr. Cortes and his views on the Zika virus check out his Facebook or his Twitter.

Wikipedia: the Front Page of the Internet

Wikipedia is often the front page of the internet when you are searching for answers about something. Do educators and students have a responsibility to make the site accurate? There is currently a project where instead of term papers, students are writing and correcting Wikipedia articles on the internet. While students learn critical thinking and gain writing ability, the sites credibility is strengthened as well. 

The Wiki Education Foundation has been handling the project for about three years. Approximately two hundred schools have started to add editing Wikipedia into their curriculum. The schools include UC Berkeley, Harvard, Duke, George Washington and New York University. So far about 35,000 articles have been completed. This year the focus is on science, and specifically on women in science that are underrepresented on the site.

Considering that Wikipedia is often in the top five results of a google search, you may be considering having a page for your brand or online presence. If you visit Get Your Wiki they are a great source of knowledgeable Wikipedia writers for hire that take the stress out of creating a Wiki page for yourself. In this way, you gain the benefits of Wikipedia without a headache. This Wikipedia writing service also handles monitoring and translations. 

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George Soros Wants To See Leadership, Not Fear In The Face Of The Immigrant Crisis

George Soros is rare in the hedge fund because he has long been a champion of progressive causes. Most wealthy moneyman would vote for and financially back candidates that would serve their own best interest. In modern American politics, the financially conservative movement has fought to deregulate the very markets that George Soros used to make his money. Financial conservatives have also fought for lower tax rates on capital gains, the very type of income that George Soros benefits from.
Instead,George Soros draws on a lifetime of experience which leads him to back progressive causes. He is quoted as saying that his financial success allows him a greater degree of independence and that it is his obligation to take a stand on controversial issues. And right now he is taking a stand on the immigrant crisis flooding the European continent. He believes that the wave of immigrants could shatter the European Union.

The famous hedge fund managers progressive-leaning attitude has caused them to criticize Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in the past. He is not a fan of her austerity measures and disagrees with her on a variety of issues, but he has seen a sea change in her politics. She has drifted away from her hard right views on immigration while she stares directly into the teeth of this new immigration crisis. She has opened her borders to more than 800,000 immigrants leaving war-torn Syria and she is urging her citizens to accept them into society. But she is fighting a great amount of fear among the European people.

The European Union is essentially one giant country. Once inside the borders of the European Union, immigrants are free to move around as they please. This is a cause of concern for many citizens who fear another terrorist attack like the one in Paris. Some people may even be calling for the dissolution of the European Union in the name of security.

Soros sees no need for this fear. He agrees with Finnish authorities and their assessment of any potential threat — very low. In fact, Soros himself is an overwhelming immigrant success story. As a Jewish teenager, he escaped the clenches of a Nazi regime to immigrate to the UK from his hometown of Budapest. With nothing in his pockets he made himself a success. He had to work hard and assimilate to his new culture, and he did so resoundingly well.

He has turned his life’s experience into an enormous amount of wealth and he is paying it back through philanthropy. He knows exactly what needs to happen in order to help these immigrants and to avoid an economic collapse in Europe. The countries need to come together to forge one strong immigrant policy that humanely allows immigrants into the EU at a rate that will benefit the economy.

Coriant and Kheradpir Redeveloping Backbone Networking.

Coriant is a technologies company who develops networking solutions for today’s businesses and network operators. Their innovative products help optimize the growing demand for video, mobile and cloud storage by business and consumers. Especially in todays growing market where everyone is looking for terabyte storage. Coriant was formed by its parent company Marlin Equity Partners in 2013. Coriant is comprised of the Nokia Siemens Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. Their headquarters are based in Munich, Germany, while their American location is based in Naperville, Illinois. Coriant serves customers in 100 countries and has research and development teams across Europe, Asia and America. This global presence ensurs Coriant stays on the cutting edge of today’s backbone network technologies.

Shaygan worked for GET and Verizon, as well as holding the position of Chief Officer of Technologies with Barclay’s bank. In a highly competitive market featuring industry leaders such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and many others, Shaygan Kheradpir is hoping to propel Coriant to the next level of telecommunications.

Shaygan Kheradpir was born in London though he grew up in Iran. Shaygan holds a bachelor’s, masters and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University. Upon graduating from Cornell, Shaygan began working on network routing with GTE. Shaygan quickly advanced to the position of Chief Information Officer. After the merger between GTE and Bell Atlantic, Shaygan took over as president of the newly formed Verizon’s e-business division. While at Verizon Shaygan contributed greatly to the diversification of the company’s telecommunication services. During his time with Verizon his team redeveloped many of Verizon’s core components, including call centers and automated call systems. Shaygan Kheradpir also helped to reduce Verizon’s technology budget by six percent, while cutting other areas of spending by 20-30%.

In 2011 Shaygan Kheradpir became the first technology executive to sit on the executive team at Barclay’s bank. Shaygan became the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Retail & Business Bank. He contributed to the development of Barclay’s mobile banking systems. While Shaygan Kheradpir may be widely known for his aggressive business management style, he is also a philanthropist who sat on the board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has also sat on the board of the Greater New York YMCA as well as the engineering council at Cornell University.

The Rise and Fall…Well Mostly Fall…of Kyle Bass

How many of you are familiar with the name Kyle Bass? Some of you might know who I am talking about, considering he is not liked by many. Before I get into this, allow me to give you a brief recap.

Kyle Bass is the one who gave those predictions over the submerge mortgage back in 2006. He predicted what was going to happen two or three years later, and then it did happen. Well his word seemed like a sure thing to buy into and believe.

Words can sometimes be very misleading.

After his little rise to success he then seemed to go in the opposite direction. His predictions over money and other things seems to not go right. He could have done the right thing and admitted he was wrong. He could have admitted that some of his predictions were a bit off. Instead, he did the exact opposite.

What course has his life taken so far.

Well it has not been an easy ride and things seem to be getting worse. Like I said, he has not admitted any wrongdoing, so he takes it to the next level. He has gone so far as to make bank on his wrong predictions.

Useful Stooges shows that Kyle Bass has gone on lots of t.v. shows and voiced his views, though most are very inaccurate. He takes his appearances all the way to the bank.

Kyle got famous and rich too quickly. He has more or less let it all go to his head. This happens to lots of people in his shoes. Like most people in his shoes, he is not taking any responsibility for his own actions either.

Now let’s talk about some of his posse.

Bass has also formed some very unfavorable alliances with certain people. Take his alliances with Argentian mad woman Kershner. Some accuse her of being the devil incarnate. I am not here to debate this, I am only here to speak about this alliance.

Many are not surprised that Bass has switched over to her team. He sings her praises all the time, even when she does something wrong, which does happen a lot. This should come to no surprise being that Kyle himself is not the innocent either. Birds of a feather? Bed buddies? Both? I’ll leave that decision up to you guys.


All I am here for is recapping this recent article about Kyle and his “bad boy” reputation. I encourage you guys to learn more about this guy and his choices. Who knows you might have to do business with him some day. I would not want to see you guys being taken to the cleaners over something that Kyle did or said.

You can read the full article about Kyle and is bad reputation right here.

Brian Torchin Blazes Trails in Doctor / Client Relations

Brian Torchin is currently CEO of HCRC Staffing. He specializes in opening, staffing, and managing medical facilities throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and Florida. With his extensive knowledge and experience from staffing his own offices with quality medical professionals that range from Doctors to Therapists, he quickly realized that other would benefit from his experience and that lead to the birth of HCRC Staffing. HCRC Staffing is now well-known as the leading full-service staffing and consulting firm in the health care industry.  In fact, Torchin has built them up into one of the biggest staffing agencies.

Mr. Torchin has gained this level of success by providing what many other companies do not, availability during night and weekends. Torchin states that “this helps ensure effective and quick communication between physicians and clients”. This is of the utmost importance in gaining the trust in this day and age.  Brian Torchin’s resume shows a long history of commitment and effort towards making himself truly prepared for this challenge.

HCRC Staffing specifically focuses on working with chiropractic private practices and Hospitals that are in need of quality employees for chiropractic, medical and physical therapy jobs that can provide the level of service that is expected. HCRC also provides a range of professional consulting and handles the background checks and training so the clients can focus on what they do best.

Brian Torchin is also the author of a successful blog called “a blog to learn about the pitfalls when hiring a chiropractor, and the best ways to hire staff members”. It gives some valuable insight and tips on effectively hiring and maintaining the highest quality medical professionals. Torching states that this is very important to maintaining customer trust, which is the most important aspect of any medical practice. His most recent article, “Warning signs that your practice ins’t patient friendly”, Torchin goes into depth on why that trust is important and provides tips and recommendations on how to turn your practice around to regain that level of trust with the patients.

Brian Torchin has more information available on Twitter, about his company and his happenings.

Brad Reifler Provides Tips to Investors

Most of the financial information and investment funds out there image for the benefit of the top 1% who own a significant amount of the invested assets. Brad Reifler, in a Reuters article Indicated that he beleives that more information and more funds should be dedicated towards the other 99% and is now concentrating his time on providing advice to this segment of the investing public. Reifler is the founder and current CEO of Forefront Capital and his five investing tips have a twinge of common sense but are also insightful and actionable items for those new to investing and looking to start on the right path.

1) Keep Some Money Out of the Stock Market – Brad stresses on Twitter that the stock market is not the only way to invest and keeping some money outside of it and in other assets can allow you to have a more diversified portfolio of investments, have cash on the side line to put into the market and scoop up shares at a lower cost during a downturn, and have cash to cover your expenses.

2) Consider Risk – keep concerned with your investments and evaluate them for risk versus reward and be sure to be diversified. Think of what can go wrong and how it will impact your portfolio of investments.

3) Know Who Is Investing for You – be aware of who is investing on your behalf and be concerned with who the fund manager is who is running your investments, their track record and reputation, the amount of assets under management, and any specialties or industry focus they have.

4) create Goals and an Personal Balance Sheet – financial statements are not just for businesses. Create personal financial statements that show your inflows and outflows of money and perform an assessment of your financial position in life.

5) understand why you invest – it is important to understand why you are investing and what goal you are trying to reach. Track performance and add to successful positions when your strategy works and trim from those that don’t.

These tips to achieve successful investing are appealing to anyone and can make it so that you can enhance your investments significantly and put your investments into context in your life. Further they are not just actionable by the wealthy accredited investors who are sought after by most fund managers, but rather by all individuals who are looking to pursue investments to help to set up their own financial future.  Further information can be sought on the ForeFront Group website.

State Secretary of Health Sergio Cortes Is Helping Stop The Spread Of Disease In Xerém And Other Parts Of Brazil

While Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is launching a nationwide cleanup campaign to eliminate the breeding areas for disease spreading mosquitoes, State Secretary of Health Sergio Cortes continues to focus on the Xerém flood situation. He wants to control the nasty bugs that are known to breed after a flood. Xerém is still trying to recover from the devastating flood that destroyed more than 250 homes and killed one of the residents. Dr. Cortes on Linked In and his medical team were first responders to the disaster which is located about 31 miles north of Rio de Janeiro.

The Capivari River overflowed when more than 8 inches of rain fell in a 24 hour period on the 6th of January. Dr. Cortes said the city needs bottled water and food as well as other necessities, according to an article posted by Extra.Globo.com. The medical team is helping the residents cope with the potential threat of disease that usually occurs after a flood. The clean-up process is underway, but the enormous amount of garbage in the city is making matters worse in terms of a potential disease epidemic in the area. Dr. Cortes asked the president to give the city of Xerém special consideration, so the pools of stagnant water in and around the city can be eliminated.

Xerém sits in a mountainous area of Brazil and natural disasters like heavy rains, mudslides and road closings are fairly comment events. The Cortes twitter team is trying to use sodium hypochlorite to clean up the existing water supply, but Cortes is asking for a large supply of bottled water, and the response has excellent. But the city has a long way to go before it is back to normal. The threat of leptospirosis and the Zika virus are causing concern even though the medical team is educating citizens about the symptoms of those diseases.

The Rousseff government is under attack for several reasons, so the fact that Dr. Cortes responded to the Xerém flood so quickly has helped the victims feel more connected to the Rousseff and her government. Dr. Cortes has an excellent reputation as a doctor as well as the country’s chief medical professional.

The Xerém flood is just one of the natural disasters that has devastated part of Brazil in the last 12 months. Dr. Cortes has played a part in helping the people in those areas return to a normal and healthy life. For more information about Dr. Cortes visit his LinkedIn page. He also has a Twitter account, so he is easy to reach.