Monthly Archives: June 2017

New Additions to Twitter and Facebook Aplenty

https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/24/facebook-shrinks-filter-bubbles-with-alternate-news-sources-in-trending/

 

Social media business is an aspect of the world’s most popular digital trade that few consumers think about. Changes made to the functioning of Facebook based on new implementations from other companies is a way in which Facebook stays ahead of other social media sites. Facebook has recently brought a new intermission screen that I agree with it because it has a variety of news sources for a well-rounded opinion on the news. Not succumbing to either being on one political side or the other on Facebook, unlike how many others want Facebook to be: full of one side of arguments they agree with.

 

Apple TV on Twitter has equipped itself with live video chat, a 360-degree view, and a global map presented by Periscope. Apple TV facilitates the transfer of live, big time videos to TV screens in the house. This new collaboration between Facebook and Apple is almost certain to bring more attention to Facebook with its new high quality video streaming options.

 

Facebook recently, unwillingly, let out content moderation rules that are not considered nice by many who have read them. Facebook certainly needs to get a grip on its content management protocol. This is a bad business move for Facebook because they failed to keep their important information on lock down like any other business with half a brain would do.

 

How Influencer Predictions Can Guide Social Media Marketing

A new series on Forbes chronicles the shifting social media landscape. On the last episode, influencers discuss their visions of social media’s future. From not wanting to make predictions at all, to mentioning that a real-world year is five years in YouTube time, to insights on upcoming platforms, the influencers seem to agree on one thing: they will keep telling stories to anyone watching. Social media marketers can take some of their advice.

 

Two main ideas stood out. The first is that people will continue telling stories. One influencer said that there will always be Beyonce and there will always be that one band no one else has ever heard of. To a marketer this suggests that social media has the power to serve niche markets. Marketers are constantly advised to find out where their audience lives online and tell their story to that forum. This advice is being disrupted by new tech and audience behaviors.

 

Currently there are many places to live online, from Facebook to Snapchat, Instagram and others. Each of these platforms are in constant flux because they are in constant competition. For instance, when Facebook released live-streaming so did Instagram. Brands who decide to follow innovation, rather than platform, could see success because viewers are interested in new ways to receive stories. Locking into one platform isn’t the best bet for marketers in a tumultuous social media landscape. Instead, listen to the influencers. Adapt to new forms of multi-media rapidly and your audience will find you.

 

Andrew Rolfe’s Contribution to the Implementation and Success of the Ubuntu Education Fund

Ubuntu Education Fund is an organization that strives to change people’s lives through providing them with a quality education. This group was established by Jacob Lief to support orphans in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Ubuntu Education Fund specializes in the provision of services, such as international development, healthcare, and education.

 

Strategies adopted by the Ubuntu Education Fund

 

For years, this organization had been receiving money from donors. However, it was not meeting its objectives as expected. In the World Economic Forum meeting, Lief and his colleagues decided to adopt new strategies to ensure that the organization’s project met its intended purposes. One of the strategies they adopted involved rejecting funds from donors who gave their money with lots of restrictions. By so doing, their budget decreased, and since then they were able to achieve more with the little they had. Another strategy that was adopted was the Ubuntu model where vulnerable children are taken up by communities and families who would then educate these kids. The Ubuntu Model works alongside wealthy individuals who wish to give back to the community. According to Lief, there are some donors who like to oversee the way their money is allocated to various programs. This kind of donors makes implementation of the projects counterproductive. Andrew Rolfe is one of the executives who have been instrumental in making sure that the Ubuntu Model works efficiently.

 

Rolfe’s involvement in Ubuntu Education Fund

 

Rolfe is a businessman with interests in corporate financing, private equity, and business strategy. He is a graduate of Eton College, University of Oxford, and Harvard Business School. Rolfe served in various companies, including PepsiCo, Pret A Manger, and Gap Inc. He is the current executive director of Tower Brook Capital Partners. Rolfe holds the chair post of Ubuntu Education Fund, and he has been working with this organization since 2007. He works in collaboration with Jacob Lief to ensure that vulnerable children living in the Eastern Cape of South Africa get a quality education. As a financial officer, Rolfe is in charge of the administration of finances in the organization. He also plays a huge role in helping the organization get high-net-worth individuals who are willing to spend their money on philanthropic activities.

 

Richard Mishaan Designs Tells A Story Of Time That Continued

 

Richard Mishaan is recognized and well known in the architectural and design industry. His lavish tastes showcase beautifully with the interior designs that he creates. Richard Mishaan designs uses antiques that accentuate vintage pieces and other decor with a boldness in pattern and lush colors. Mishaan is on the A list of the Elle Decor and the AD 100. When he’s not busy creating a masterpiece interiorly, he found time to write his own book, “Modern Luxury and Artfully Modern”.

For the Kip Bay Boys and Girls Club Show House, he created this lavish grand salon and library. The inspiration and theme he used for the room came from a collection of time. He used items that were handmade so that the detail and skill could be seen in each area of the room. Mishaan used the finest of silks and velvets placing them in the right spots to accentuate the overall beauty of the room. The collection of items that was used in the room gave the essence of time as it went on. The room is more than just a library, it is a room you can entertain in. In each home that he has remodeled, there is always one room he considers the library. However, a library is much more than just a library.

He was careful in the decision on what fabrics to use and decided on the animal prints and the silk velvet textures, mixed with cords and woven tapes to create the start of the theme. He layered the backdrop so that each item flowed into the next adding a variety of cultures within the room. Each item has a historic value in it so that the person feels they are taking a journey through time.

Mishaan feels that what touches the soul and educates is both travel and culture. Designs that stem from heritages speaks volumes of the different styles and trends that exceeds the expectations of the surface. His passions are handmade pieces and porcelain objects that create a personal, intimate touch to the environment and makes it unique from the rest. When asked what inspires him to be an interior designer today, he responds with everything.

Orthopedic Surgery- Greg Finch

Orthopedic surgeries involve muscles and skeleton of a person (musculoskeletal problems). These operations are performed in a case of various conditions or injuries. The majority of these surgeries are performed on the knee, hip, elbow, ankle, shoulder and the spine.

Dr. Greg Finch, an Australian orthopedic surgeon, is one of the best in this field. He is a certified specialist in Spinal Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics and Trauma, Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery. The doctor received his training at Auckland Medical School, Royal College Surgeons Melbourne and Australian Orthopedic Association respectively. After he had earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, he spent two years working with world leaders in Spine surgery in the UK, USA, and Germany.

Dr. Greg Finch has 17 years’ experience, and throughout the years he has helped hundreds of patients in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States live healthier, better lives and back pain-free. He currently serves at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, Australia.

There are several Orthopedic surgeries, but we will focus on two common procedures, starting with Spine Surgery or decompression where Dr. Greg Finch has vast knowledge.

Spine injuries are common, and it is critical for patients with this kind of problem to consider surgery. There are three types of spinal decompression procedures:

  • Laminectomy which involves complete removal of the lamina. This surgery is done on the lower spine. It is the partial removal of the lamina to create a larger opening.
  • Discectomy which involves removal of part of a disc that is compressing a nerve. This herniated disc causes back pain, muscle weakness or numbness.
  • Foraminotomy, also known as laminotomy which involves shaving off part of the lamina to create a larger opening to relieve the pinched nerve. This procedure is also done on the lower spine, unlike laminectomy, it involves complete removal of the lamina.

Laminectomy and laminotomy are mostly done to relieve spinal stenosis symptoms; including pain, numbness and weaknesses that coursed down to the arms or legs. These procedures are performed as open surgery where the doctor uses a single, larger incision to access the spine. The minimally invasive method can also be used where a smaller incision is made, and muscles are carefully separated instead of cutting them.

ACL Reconstruction (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction) is another common orthopedic procedure. It is a surgical tissue graft replacement of the ACL. This ligament is located in the knee. In an arthroscopic procedure, the torn ligament is removed from the knee before grafting. There are two types of grafts; Autographs, which is employing a bone or tissue harvested from the patient’s body, and Allografts, where using a bone or tissue from another body, either cadaver or a live donor.

Grafts are inserted through a tunnel drifted through the shin bone and thigh bone. The graft is pulled through the tube and fixed with screws.

According to specialists, Dr. Greg Finch included, these procedures have shown success over the years with very few manageable risks.