Achievements of Ricardo Guimares Honored

Ricardo Guimares is a top businessman and the former chairman of Banco BMG, a leading financial institute based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The son of entrepreneur and banker, Flavio Guimaraes Pentagna and the grandson of the affluent founder of Banco BMG, Antonio Mourao Guimares, Ricardo Guimares is anything but a novice in the area of leading a major financial institute. Ricardo, who, like his father and grandfather, is a native of Belo Horizonte, graduated with a degree in business administration from UNA in 1988 and received the coveted Town Hall Honors degree on April 18, 2011.

Guimares began his career in the financial industry as an office assistant for his family’s company in the early 1980s. Since then, Ricardo has gone on to complete extraordinary work at Banco BMG and would soon become president of the company. His accolades were cited during a ceremony held in his honor in Brazil by Leo Bourgeois. Bourgeois’ speech summed up the importance of the efforts made by Ricardo on behalf of Banco BMG from 2001 to 2006, the years he acted as president. At the meeting Ricardo was also acknowledged for having been granted the honor of being named the Grand Collar of the Legislative Merit in 2004.

Mr. Guimares is also credited with the expansion and redefinition of the financial institute’s brand loyalty program and his immense support of the national soccer, tennis, and volleyball programs through his institute’s sponsorship and direct investment. He is so involved in the financial and commercial support of athletic programs that in 2010, he founded the Ricardo Soccer BR1, a venture fund for soccer athletes. The venture fund invested more than 20 million dollars in soccer players in various clubs around the country in its short first year of business. Because of the financial group’s support of athletic institutions, it is fondly referred to as the nation’s sports patron.

Alberto Pinto Coelho, the deputy governor, highly regards Ricardo Guimares and respects his contribution to the country, stating that Guimares’ honor is well deserved because he and his family have remained devoted to the development of the nation’s athletics and have kept their commitment to the society as a whole.

After receiving these honors from several of his countrymen and colleagues, Ricardo Guimaraes expressed his gratitude and need to further the traditions and goals put in place by his father and grandfather to stay committed to the needs of the nation and to his native Belo Horizonte.

Ricardo’s honor conference was attended by Danilo Castro, the President of the ALMG, Dinis Pinheiro, the deputy of PSDB, Flavio Guimares, the honoree’s father, Wellington Prado, Congressman, as well as several other notable figures. For more information about the achievements of Ricardo Guimares, visit this website.

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U.S. Money Reserve Looks To Aid Local Food Banks

The issue of hunger within the U.S. is something that strikes home for millions of people across the country, but a Texas based precious metals trading group is hoping to assist in ending hunger in Texas. Digital Journal is reporting the U.S. Money Reserve has begun a crowd funding campaign through Crowdrise that is designed to provide funding and assistance for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

U.S. Money Reserve is a well known name in the precious metals industry after embarking on a business employing more than 100 experienced experts in the business. Alongside being a supplier of gold, silver, and platinum coins issued by the U.S, Government the U.S. Money Reserve has been seeking to assist many charities across the country specializing in assisting children and young people. Amongst the groups who have benefited from the charitable work of the U.S. Money reserve are the Superhero Kids Endowment and the Dell Children’s Hospital.

Over the course of the Holidays U.S. Money Reserve is hoping to partner with many of the company’s friends, clients and family members to provide funding for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. The chance to give back at this special time of year is being provided for everybody by donating to the food bank, which partners with more than 300 agencies in 21 counties across Central Texas. After 30 years of service the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is still in need of assistance to keep up its high level of service for those in need within different areas of the state. The U.S. Money Reserve hopes that its efforts to assist the charitable organization will ease the struggles of the Holidays for many within the central area of Texas.

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Who is Sam Tabar?

Sam Tabar is an lawyer in New York, as described on LinkedIn. He is also a financial strategist. Sam recently invested in the company THINX. THINX is an underwear company for women that has an unmatched business ideal. From every transaction a customer makes, they administer sustainable menstrual pads throughout Africa. Sam likes the business ideal because it gives people to a chance to do something good with their purchases and brings up topics that no one ever thinks about.

Sam Tabar embarked his calling as an attorney in 2001 CrunchBase shows. He became an associate at big law firm called Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher and Flom LLP. As an associate, he consulted with applicants on hedge fund strategy, investment agreements, and other corporate affairs.

In 2004, Sam was counsel for an investment company called Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors. Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors is located in Hong Kong. Later they upgraded him to be the managing director and co-head of business development. During his time there, Sam helped the investment firm come up with a marketing plan that help bring in 2400 investors and 1 billion dollars in assets. He also oversaw a 2 billion dollar fund while working there.

Sam became Director and Head of Capital Strategy for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2011. He oversaw the Asia-Pacific region. As Director and Head of Capital Strategy, Sam gave advice to the hedge fund applicants. He also supplied the company with 1,250 investors.

In 2013, Sam became a senior associate at law firm called Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP. As senior associate, he consulted with applicants on hedge fund strategy, investment agreements, and other corporate affairs.

Sam Tabar went to Oxford University in 2000. He acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree. Later he went to Columbia Law School where he was the Associate Editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. He acquired a Master’s Degree there in 2001. He understands two languages: French and Japanese. He became part of the New York Bar Association in 2002.  Sam’s twitter is a good follow for more about the financial world, and hedge fund law.

Handy’s Brand New Tipping Service Feature

Handy has an all-new feature that allows clients and customers to tip their cleaners through the app, rather than dealing with the sometimes tedious and pesky task of giving the cleaner a tip in cash. Some cleaners feel as if customers do not want to tip that often, but it is difficult to tip a cleaner after they have left one’s home. Most cleaning jobs take place when the owner or renter is outside of the home, so it is needless to say that Handy made a great move by adding this feature.

The conversation as to whether people should tip their servers and other workers that rely on tips, or if the employer should pay them a flat wage without them accepting tips. Many people at restaurants tip most of the time, but part of this has to do with the culture surrounding eating at restaurants because everybody knows a tip should be left. Home cleaning culture does not warrant this assumption because not that many people clean homes. All cleaners and all clients are glad Handy made this inclusion in their already-great application.

Uber, Lyft, and similar apps have started to add tipping features so customers would always have a way to tip their driver or other type of servicer. Not everybody carries cash, or enough cash to properly tip a service provider, so Uber and Lyft felt as if including this tipping option in the app would make drivers happier and make customers less worried about having to get money before the ride for a tip.

Instead of having to deal with cash tipping and the problems that might arise from it, Handy made the great decision to add this feature. The founders of Handy originally went to Harvard Business School with each other, only to end up dropping out to create their application. Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua found out that there was an unfulfilled niche in the home cleaning service profession, so why not fill that void and capitalize from it? This risk turned out very well for the duo. Handy is available in over 25 areas as of today and received an extra $50 million in funding earlier this year.

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I think we can all agree that saving money is important. This is why we are here today. We here with a representative from the US Money Reserve. He is here to speak with us about how to save more money.

“I think we all want to save money. The trick is knowing where and how to save it. What most do not realize is that even the spare change we find on the street can be turned into an investment. This is exactly what I hope to educate people on today.”

Without further ado let’s invest some time with the US Money Reserve and find out how.

1)If you put aside 50 cents a day, this is almost half of what is required for an emergency fund.

“Most emergency funds require at least $500. If you do this daily, you will have more then enough to put back into savings.”

–Rep from US Money Reserve

2)If you feel an impulse buy coming on, sit on it for at least 24 hours. If you still want it after, then get it. This will cut down on the regrets you might have later on. It will also add more money back into the bank.

3)Keep your receipts on everything you have purchased. Look through them at the end of each month. What can you afford to get rid of? What purchases do you need to invest in? get rid of the unwanted purchases. This money can be put aside for your personal investments.


Keep things in perspective. Let’s say you want a pair of shoes that cost $60. Say that you make $10 an hour. Will it be worth it to wear them for 5 hours at a time? Think about it. Maybe you;d be better off buying a more suitable pair of $20 shoes. That extra $30 you can put back into savings.

Want some more tips? Go to the US Money Reserve site now. They have more helpful tips.

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Coriant’s New CEO & Board Chairman Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir, former Juniper CEO, has reappeared at Coriant as the new CEO and board chairman, succeeding Pat DiPietro. Coriant is a telecommunication company with its headquarters in Munich, Germany and Naperville, USA.

Coriant was formed in the May of 2013 as an independent company from Nokia Siemens Networks. Coriant specializes in products involving, Intelligent Network, Management, Integrated Optical Planning Solutions and Packet Optical Transport Solutions. It provides networking solutions to network and cloud operators to more than 100 countries. Marlin Equity Partners formed the company through a merger between Nokia Siemens Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks.

Shaygan Kheradpir was born in London, and raised in Iran. He relocated to the United States to pursue higher education. He is academically well-accomplished, Cornell University alumnus, and holds a doctoral degree in electrical engineering. Starting his career with GTE laboratory in 1987, his duties involved management and control of network routing. Eventually, he was promoted to the Chief Information Officer. After Verizon Communications was founded in 2000, he was appointed as the Verizon’s e-business President. He has held senior positions in Barclays and Juniper Networks. As a veteran corporate officer with a long history in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Kheradpir seems to be the natural choice to head up the company, based in Munich and Naperville, Germany.

Kheradpir was behind the Verizon One, a combined telephone and router, Verizon Fios, which packages TV, internet and telephone services using a fiber optic cable. At Barclays, he developed PINGIT, which allowed Barclays Bank customers to send and receive money on their mobiles. Barclays was so impressed with his work, they made him Chief Operations Officer and Chief Technology Officer. This made him the first technology executive to be a member of Barclays’ executive team. At the end of 2013, Kheradpir resigned from Barclays. Kheradpir made headline news in 2014 for his short and eventful tenure as CEO of Juniper Networks Inc. He resigned from his position in November 2014.

Kheradpir said he was attracted to Coriant by its packet optical and data networking solutions, its world-class technology, global reach and expanding client base of network operators and cloud providers. Similarly, the Coriant faculty is eager to have Kheradpir on board.

CipherCloud Offers Secure Cloud Solutions for Business

Storing information in the Cloud has become wildly popular in recent years. Cloud storage solutions enable us to store important files, pictures, and practically anything without having to lug around a storage device. The files can then be accessed from any device with an internet connection and Cloud storage platforms allow other users to access the files for online collaboration. While Cloud storage is great for students, teachers and even for personal use, it has taken much longer to catch on with businesses and government agencies due to valid security concerns.

CipherCloud is an innovative application that effectively addresses common business security concerns. CipherCloud works as an intermediary by intercepting sensitive information before it ever reaches the Cloud. This way, secure data stays out of the hands of unauthorized users and offers a level of protection that standalone Cloud apps simply cannot match. Additionally, CipherCloud is fully compatible with the Cloud apps most business and government agencies most frequently use. SalesForce, Office 365 and Box are just a few of the top Cloud apps that work seamlessly with CipherCloud. The app integration of CipherCloud is one of its main features that facilitates ease of use. CipherCloud makes it easy for business users to continue working on the Cloud platforms that they are used to with the added peace of mind of secure encryption.

Introduced as a small start-up in 2010, CipherCloud was able to secure millions of dollars from investors who believed in the high level of security provided by the app. Since its inception, CipherCloud has managed to achieve massive success and boasts millions of satisfied individual and corporate users throughout the world. CipherCloud is on pace to be at the forefront of Cloud solutions for business and was even named Best Product of the Year by SC Magazine in 2013. Data encryption is getting more attention as major corporations continue to fall victim to hacking, making it clear just how important it is to keep information safe in the Cloud. CipherCloud works hard to protect data and intellectual property while helping bring Cloud solutions to businesses in a wide variety of industries.

New Tennis Sponsor In BMG

The article that was published on was written to highlight that the tennis player Marcelo Melo would now be sponsored by BMG. The tennis player has won many championships and plans to do so at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He is one of the top tennis players in the world and BMG saw a lot of exposure potential in him. Melo will be wearing the BMG logo on both his practice and his game jerseys. This move is intended to get a large amount of national exposure for the BMG bank with the upcoming Olympic Games.

The player is sponsored by Ricardo Guimarães who is the president of the BMG bank. He is a strong supporter of the sport, but he only sponsors players who truly go for all of the wins. He only wants players who are 100% dedicated to what the do, similarly to how he is 100% dedicated to what he does in the banking world. Marcelo Melo is dedicated on all levels to the tennis sport and constantly strives to be better at what he does. He is one of the top players in the world the same as BMG is one of the top banks in the world.

Melo has won many championships, especially with partner Ivan Dodig. This is who he just played doubles with and won as a team. The bank values these players and pushes for them to be better. The main reason for their sponsorship is to get Melo to the Olympic Games. Having BMG as a sponsor of a player in the Olympic Games will be one of the best things and greatest exposure for the bank. It will help to create even more international business than what it already has for the bank.

Ricardo Guimarães is the president and owner of the bank. He started working for the bank in the 1980’s and worked his way up the ladder to the position he is in today. In 2004, there was an opportunity for him to purchase the bank and he jumped on that opportunity. This was one of the best things to happen to the bank in that it continuously got better after he took over. The bank is now one of the highest profiting, biggest and best banks in the world with a large amount of its business coming from the international client base.

Yeonmi Park Highlights Her Journey to Freedom Through her New Book

Recently, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, a book written by Yeonmi Park was released to the market. In many occasions, she has delivered speeches and talked about her life and the deteriorating situation in North Korea. The book captures this information and gives an in depth picture of her struggles. The book intimately reveals the destructive details of the stifled society that she grew in North Korea and the bitter situations she had to go through in her bid to escape.
She narrates that in many occasions she would go without food. Yeonmi Park believed that the country’s dictator could read her mind because that is what she was taught. She notes that her father was imprisoned and handed heavy punishment by the regime for his dealings in the black market. In the book, Yeonmi highlights that when she was escaping she was not after freedom. This is because at the time she did not know what freedom was. She only knew that together with her family, they had to escape or die from diseases and starvation.
The book highlights the oppression that the North Korean people face to date. It also tells of the painful and humiliating things Yeonmi Park and her Mother had to go through before enjoying their freedom. Additionally, the book shows how strong she is having survived all the pain in her quest for a better life.
Yeonmi Park and her family used to live in the Heysan region of North Korea before she escaped to South Korea. Yeonmi and her mother were able to cross the Chinese border through the help of Chinese human traffickers who later sold them to slavery. Her time in China was not pleasant either because she had no legal papers. This situation forced them to be on the run to avoid being caught by the authorities. Her father died in China and she could not give him a proper burial since they were not citizens. Yeonmi and her mother also lost contact with her sister, Eunmi, who had earlier crossed to China. Despite the hardship she went through, she was finally able to reach South Korea where she currently lives with her mother.
Yeonmi has become the voice of the oppressed not only in North Korea but across the world. Her story has served as an inspiration to many. Yeonmi is actively engaged as a human rights activist. She has attended many forums across the world where she has delivered emotional speeches. She continues to highlight the plight of the North Korean people to the rest of the world, a factor that has made her the most hated person by the current North Korean Regime. Yeonmi Park has been featured in various international media houses that include youngvoicesadvocates and VOA among others.