Hussain Sajwani Lives His Principles in Business

As a schoolboy in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani learned the important lesson of hard work as he worked for his father in the family business.

He worked long hours in the variety store his father had founded, selling Chinese imports, office supplies, and consumer goods. He complained to his father that he would probably never be a self-employed businessman because of the long hours. He thought it would be much better to be a professional and work normal hours. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family:

Hussain went on to college where he earned degrees in engineering and economics at The University of Washington in the United States. After that, he returned to Dubai where he landed a job with a gas company.

That position didn’t last longer than a couple of years because he saw an opportunity and took advantage of it. He founded a catering company that sold food to the US Army during the Gulf War.

The catering company was a great success and taught Sajwani how to manage a large company effectively. The company is still in operation today.

In 2002 DAMAC Properties was formed by Sajwani to accommodate the need for a growing population in the UAE. The government had eliminated restrictions on immigration for foreign nationals and Sajwani correctly predicted that there would be a real estate boom in the land.

One of Sajwani’s many talents included marketing and promotion. One of his favorite slogans was, “A New Bently for Each Apartment.” Obviously, slogans such as this got the attention of potential customers in a hurry.

He did not let any time go to waste either as his first building project was completely sold out even before construction had begun. Since the inception of DAMAC, there have been 19,000 apartments sold with an additional 44,000 structures in various stages of production.

People like the luxurious apartments and villas that DAMAC builds with the plush Italian interiors and appointments. Sajwani had a joint-venture with Donald Trump prior to the US elections where several Trump golf courses were constructed at DAMAC properties.

Sajwani practices very conservative business practices by paying cash up front for all land purchases. He also keeps separate bank accounts and accounting for each property to keep from mixing up of the of money from project to project.

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Banco Bradesco SA In Search Of Its Fifth CEO

Although Banco Bradesco SA ranks second to the leading private bank, Itaú Unibanco, in Brazil, the Osasco-based Bradesco has a commendable control of the Brazilian financial industry. Bradesco is present in over five thousand locations, over three thousand of which are offices. In addition, the bank’s revenues—$50 billion—speak to its sizeable market share.

Recently, Lazaro de Mello Brandao resigned his chairmanship post at Bradesco. Brandao, 91, had served the bank for a cumulative of 36 years, both as the CEO and chair of the board of directors. In addition, Brandao had discharged various duties at the bank for 38 years before being appointed CEO and later chairman.

Brandao took a personal initiative to abdicate duty. While, obviously, age was catching up with the retired executive, Brandao resigned in the interest of the board and Bradesco at large. According to Brandao, the appointment of new younger chairman would foster the spirit of continuity and renewal, a significant factor at the bank. The 91-year-old Brandao, who commenced his career at the bank as a clerk, noted that his family supported his decision to step down.

The news about Brandao’s resignation was followed up by the information indicating that Luiz Carlos Trabuco would assume Brandao’s position in the board of directors. At the time Luiz Carlos Trabuco was, and still is, the CEO of the bank. Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s appointment to succeed Brandao quelled speculations about Brandao’s succession. Brandao is convinced that Luiz Carlos Trabuco is a natural for leadership and would face no problems assuming the duties he previously discharged.

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A while ago, it was a non-issue for Bradesco’s serving chairpersons to discharge duties as presidents. That was when Bradesco was still a medium-sized institution. Presently, Bradesco’s mammoth size would make it impossible for a single executive to double up as chairperson and president for an extended period. In addition, Luiz Carlos Trabuco assumed the presidency in March 2009, and he is expected to resign in March 2018. The two coupled has made Bradesco’s appointing authority to announce its intention to appoint a new CEO.

Part of Bradesco’s 1.4 million shareholders will be meeting in March, and after the board of directors will hold its first meeting according to However, Bradesco must submit the name of Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s successor to the Central Bank 30 days before the shareholders’ meeting.

As the bank prepares to unveil the name of its new chief executive officer, insiders have kept the public busy with information, information pertaining to Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s succession contest. According to reliable sources, seven Bradesco’s high-flying executives are in line to succeed Luiz Carlos Trabuco. They include
• Mauricio Machado de Minas
• Alexandre da Silva Gluher
• Domingos Figueiredo Abreu
• Josué Augusto Pancini
• Marcelo de Araujo Noronha
• Octavio de Lazari, and
André Rodrigues Cano

The seven are considered high-flying as they are in charge of the bank’s subsidiaries, departments, etc. For example, Noronha is in charge of Bradesco BBI, Lazari is the president of Bradesco Seguros, Minas is responsible for the bank’s IT department, etc.

About the Outgoing CEO, Luiz Carlos Trabuco
The 17-year-old Luiz Carlos Trabuco embarked on a career at Bradesco in 1969. Bradesco hired the young Luiz Carlos Trabuco to discharge clerical duties. He had not attended college at the time he commenced work. However, as he progressed in his career, Luiz Carlos Trabuco attended Sao Paulo State University where he pursued philosophy.

Before assuming the presidency of Bradesco, Luiz Carlos Trabuco was in charge of Bradesco Seguros, a subsidiary of the bank. The subsidiary is in charge of Bradesco’s insurance business. As the president of Seguros, Luiz Carlos Trabuco revolutionized the unit, increasing its revenue contribution to its parent company.

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GSH Alabama LLC Under Barbara Stokes Leadership, Receives $28.5 Contract From FEMA.

Green Structure Homes, (GSH) is a disaster relief construction company based in Hunts-Ville, Alabama founded in 2008 by Barbara J. Stokes. It has specialized in building standard steel homes and wood frame in a state of the art technology. They provide homes that are energy efficient, considerate of the project budget, and are environmentally friendly. With their building services, the less imported workforce is needed while building with them is very time effective. Follow Barbara Stokes on Facebook.

Having a home can sometimes be very expensive in terms of high maintenance, insurance premiums, and energy cost, but this is not the case with GSH of Alabama, LLC. The home structures are considerate of several environmental factors such as the occurrence of a hurricane, pests’ infestation, mildews and molds, and ensure that the homes built can withstand them. In addition, the GSH homes are customizable, the exterior always executive, while the interior as per the customer’s preference where marble, granite can be used in the kitchen and bathrooms. GSH homes are gaining popularity in the area as they hold a high-quality assurance reputation.

In the last half of 2017, GSH of Alabama announced their newly awarded contract from FEMA in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The $28,516,300 worth contract is for GSH to put up state of the art standard homes with the support of the relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. The contract is expected to be fully exhausted by 2018. Read more about Barbara Stokes at

According to Barbara Stokes, the CEO of GSH, supporting FEMA’s mission in offering help to the people who faced the effect of Hurricane Harvey, is their pride. it’s their commitment to ensuring what they provide to their customers is of high value and is quality. “GSH’s homes are state of the art and include innovative and unique safety features designed and engineered right here in Huntsville. Every new home produced comes standard with an automatic fire suppression system.”


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Barbara Stokes is a graduate of Mercer University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering in which she gained knowledge in management and manufacturing. Previously she worked with two companies i.e Pisces and Boeing, where she gained loads of experience in government contracting.

Barbara Stokes works together with her husband Scott Stokes who is the co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of the company. They have a combined experience of 30 years of working with disaster relief.

Barbara Stokes is a mother of three and an active volunteer.

Securus Technologies Continues To Improve Efficiency With Latest Acquisition

Carrollton, Texas-based Securus Technologies recently announced that the company has acquired payment systems solutions company GovPayNet. The acquisition is part of Securus Technologies’ desire to increase its payment solutions business. With the added infrastructure and technology, Securus estimates that its payment solutions arm will now be able to process over 40 million payments annually. This further diversifies Securus’ portfolio of products that service government entities and increases its already large market share. CEO Bob Pickens is excited to expand into additional government payment processing segment with the addition of GovPayNet.


GovPayNet is a leading payment processing company that specializes in credit and debit transactions in various national, state, and local governments. They service of 2,300 government agencies across the United States and has been in business since 1997. Securus Technologies services over 3,500 government and corrections agencies in the United States. A large segment of their business services over 1.2 million inmates, providing calling card and payment services for those incarcerated. The company also provides information management, inmate self-service, biometric services, and public information services in its portfolio of products. The acquisition will help better align the company with services it already provides, and create higher efficiency across its products.


Dr. Mark Holterman Lends Support To Ill Children In Need

There are many ways to show generosity in the world. Dr. Mark Holterman found his way by supporting a bevy of health-related charities. One of the charities that Holterman lends his support to is the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam. IPSAC-VN brings surgical advances to medical schools and hospitals to aid sick children. Those who wish to offer support can do so by donating or lending their volunteer services.

Volunteer services are needed and sought after by IPSAC-VN. It’s important to note that there are minimum requirements to meet in order to offer volunteer support. Volunteers must have a valid passport that will not expire under six months after a scheduled visit. Volunteers must also provide a copy of their medical license and a complete CV. Learn more about Dr. Mark Holterman at OSF Healthcare.

Unfortunately, many children that IPSAC-VN caters to must undergo surgery. The list includes: tumor removal, organ transplants, brain surgery, repairing spinal abnormalities, fetal development correction, and more.

Dr. Mark Holterman has made it a mission to give these children the aid they need. Holterman is a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He’s held the position since 2011. Holterman is also the attending pediatric surgeon at the St. Francis Medical Center and Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital. Visit to view Dr. Mark Holterman’s profile.

It doesn’t stop there for Holterman. As the CEO of Mariam Global Health, he has done extensive research on promising medical technologies such as stem cell regeneration therapy. Research on new breakthroughs for cancer treatment and obesity management is also on Holterman’s watch. Clinical trials of stem cell therapies have proven to be successes. This includes creating a synthetic trachea from the bone marrow of a patient. This can be used to replace a damaged trachea. In addition to these advancements, immunosuppression treatments have also been used for those who suffer from diabetes.


Oncologist Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny Takes On Both Cancer And Aging

Many doctors and researchers dedicate their lives to just one field of research. One renowned Oncologist, however, is making his name known for research in both cancer and anti-aging research. For Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny, working on treatments for both cancer and the effects of aging is a passion that has spanned for decades.

Dr. Blagosklonny’s research into both cancer and anti-aging can be traced back to his work with the cancer treatment drug Rapamycin. Also known as Sirolimus, this drug is used to help prevent organ transplant rejection. Further research by Dr. Blagosklonny has shown that Rapamycin has incredible immunosuppressive and antiproliferative properties that can be used in anti-aging treatment. Read Mikhail’s plans for Oncology on

Dr. Blagosklonny’s research has shown that Rapamycin can be a useful treatment in the field of anti-aging and has advocated for the wider use of the drug. The Oncologist tested the drug on aging mice and found that the mice were able to deal with diseases such as tuberculosis.

Human tests on Rapamycin revealed immunological rejuvenation on a set of elderly patients. The drug was given to the patients before they received an influenza vaccination. While there is not yet conclusive proof that Rapamycin can increase human longevity, Dr. Blagosklonny advocates continuing research of the drug on a wide group of human test subjects.

Mikhail Blagosklonny’s research centers around his belief that cancer and anti-aging are both intertwined. And by using cancer drugs to treat aging, the population can see an overall increase in lifespan while seeing a decrease in cancer rates.

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This is what makes Rapamycin a big focus of Mikhail Blagosklonny’s research. The drug is one of the only known that can both fight cancer and aging. Some of the other impacts of Rapamycin on the human body include immunosuppressant properties, treatment for patients with the hemolytic-uremic syndrome, treatment of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, coronary stent coating, treatment of tuberous sclerosis complex, treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and treatment of muscular dystrophy.

Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny received his medical doctorate degree in internal medicine from the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg. He also received a doctorate in experimental medicine and cardiology from the same university. Later he became an associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Dr. Blagosklonny left that position a few years later to become a senior scientist at Ordway Research Institute. In 2009, Dr. Blagosklonny became a professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He held that position until 2016.

Today, Dr. Blagosklonny is the foremost advocate for using cancer drugs for anti-aging treatment. The Oncologist’s tireless work has impacted thousands of people with the hope that millions can find an affordable and effective treatment for both cancer and diseases related to aging. Know more about Mikhail at Philly Purge.

Doubled Schedule and Efforts of Oncotarget

Oncotarget is one of the largest online medical journals written in English. It has a focus primarily on oncology, but in recent years Oncotarget has started publishing about several other disciplines in the biomedical field. Some of those include Pathology, Immunology, Chromosomes, and more.

Over the year, Oncotarget has been edited and reviewed by peers. Having other scientists and medical experts review the journal, and its publications make it more accurate and trustworthy. The numbers and other data in the journal are also coordinated with archives and indexes to assure accuracy. It is a priority for Oncotarget to provide reliable information for its readers- both practitioner and interested people of the general public. Visit Soundcloud to listen an audio podcast of Oncotarget.

Over the years, Oncotarget has been publishing one every week. A couple of months ago, the online biomedical journal announced that they would be doubling their output n order to provide more information for their audience. The journal will also be available in a variety of archives, including some of the most prestigious ones.

Oncotarget is peer-reviewed by dozens of scientists and biomedical experts in several disciplines. The online journal is continually trying to expand upon its content which will help them achieved their doubled schedule. The two Editors in Chief of Oncotarget are oncologists who also specialize in cardiology and aging.

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Dr. Andrei Gudkov is serving at the Roswell Park Cancer Institut. He conducts research in cardiology and oncology and teaches as a professor at a local university

Dr. Mikhail Blakosklonny used to work at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute as well. He was a senior scientist from 2009 till 2016. While he was working at the Institute, Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny was also an editor for two other online medical journals called Cell Cycle and Aging. He is focused on his work as an editor.

Before assuming a position at the Rowell Park Cancer Institute, Dr. Mikhail Bagosklonny worked as a professor of medicine at a local college and then another research institute in New York. He has also made many contributions to a variety of journals and other medical publication detailing his progress in his research. Visit Oncotarget’s profile page at

Brown Agency Helps Models Advance Their Careers

Wilhelmina Austin has relaunched as The Brown Agency after acquiring Heyman Talent-South. This means that two of the largest talent agencies in the regions have come together to provide a wealth of strategies and tactics that will make The Brown Agency Austin’s only full-service agency. This is also one of the few businesses of its kind in the state of Texas.


Justin Brown is running the agency, and helped to launched Wilhelmina Austin in 2010. The agency has become one of the foremost agencies for models in central Texas. During the last few years, Heyman Talent-South has expanded to be a successful acting agent, and one of the best in the city of Austin. The combination of the two agencies and the launch of of a new company gives clients a varied portfolio of experienced talent and provides clients with more opportunities in Austin and the U.S.


The Brown Agency is headquartered in Austin but will also have a Dallas office and representation in Los Angeles. Justin Brown, who was formerly the head of Wilhelmina Austin will be the president and CEO of The Brown Agency. Heyman Talent-South founder Michael B. Bonnée will also provide his experience and expertise to clients who are interested in the theatrical division of The Brown Agency.


Brown shares that the merger with Heyman Talent-South to become a full-serve agency is a very important part of the business’ strategy for growth and dedication for effectively serving clients. He also asserts that both agencies are proud to select the best talent and prepare them for work in a larger market by developing their skills and professionalism.


Bonnée shares that he is excited to partner with The Brown Agency and is confident that the talent and experience that the professionals from both companies posses will make this an exciting opportunity for both staff and talent.


The financial details of the merger agreement were not made available to the public. An official celebration and introduction of The Brown Agency was planned for December.


The Brown Agency is a model and commercial talent agency servicing clients in central Texas by giving models and actors a number of talent options and exposure to platforms that will help them grow their careers. For more information, visit and their Instagram page.


Glen Wakeman: Giving Points on Being a Successful Businessman

Starting a business requires capital, skills, and knowledge about how it works. But for Glen Wakeman, aside from these three major requirements in opening a small company, he also added five points that an entrepreneur must remember to succeed in his chosen career. Glen Wakeman is an American financial executive, who is working with different businesses and companies for more than two decades. He is helping them develop their business models and introducing new approaches and methods for success, and he also manages investments from his clients. According to Glen Wakeman, every business must focus on five major points: leadership, human capital, human capital, risk management, and governance. Mastering these five points would ensure that a business would thrive. View Glen Wakeman’s profile

Before being a financial executive, Glen Wakeman worked with several companies in the past. His first job was with GE Capital, where he worked for more than 20 years. He was assigned to different departments while working for GE Capital, and he worked hard until he got promoted to become the company’s CEO for their Latin American arm. He is recognized as a great leader because he managed to innovate and develop the approach used by the business, and it resulted in the rise of their profits.

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Glen Wakeman established Nova Four to provide financial assistance and management services to small businesses. He is also giving them tips on how to reach a more significant market, and how they can take advantage of a widely connected world. Glen Wakeman and his company are one of the most reliable and trustworthy firms helping small businesses, and their services are becoming in demand as more people are sharing their positive experiences working with Nova Four. Follow Glen Wakeman’s profile on Twitter.

Dr. Jorge Moll Has Proof Giving Is Good For You

Giving is good for you. Its benefits include improved health and happiness. Giving also strengthens a community’s social bonds. That’s what studies conducted by Dr. Jorge Moll of the National Institutes of Health and other top researchers from Harvard, Johns Hopkins University and other well-respected, prestigious institution show.

  1. Giving Makes People Feel Happy

Giving others money makes people happier than buying something for themselves. Brazilian neuroscientist Jorge Moll’s 2006 study showed giving to charity activates brain regions associated with pleasure, trust and social connection. It may also release endorphins that produce a positive feeling called the “helper’s high.” Learn more about Jorge Moll at Google Scholar.

  1. Giving Improves People’s Health

The elderly, sick and people with chronic ailments show lowered blood pressure and other health improvements when they engage in charitable giving. Dr. Jorge Moll has been researching the health benefits of giving since graduating from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1994.

  1. Giving Increases Cooperation And Social Connection

Giving increases cooperation and trust, strengthens social bonds and heightens feelings of positivity, charity, interdependence and cooperation in social groups. Dr. Moll and his colleagues at the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit of the D’Or Institute of Research and Education, of which he’s founder and president, have long been researching this.

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  1. Giving Evokes Gratitude

Giving and receiving gifts brings out feelings of gratitude in both giver and receiver. Gratitude increases happiness, improves health and strengthens social bonds. This is another area Dr. Moll, who won an NIH Research Fellow and the 2015 Stanford University Visiting Scholar award, has been documenting.

  1. Giving Is Contagious

Giving spurs generosity. When people witness generosity they are inspired to be generous to others. This can end up influencing thousands of people who didn’t witness the initial act of generosity. Dr. Jorge Moll, who earned his PhD in Experimental Pathophysiology from São Paulo University Medical School in 2004 and was elected to the International Neuroethics Society governor’s board, has seen many examples of this in his research. Know more about Jorge at Crunchbase.

So give generously this holiday season and all year round. It will greatly benefit you and the entire human family.