High Standards of Excellence at Hospital Copa Star

Avoiding conformity allows great minds to create visions, ideas and structures that provide inspiration and hope. The rational thoughts of Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American essayist, advise individualists to “build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” Even Alpine Online took note of the expensive equipment that the Copa Star purchased, indicating the worldwide interest in the excellent facility in Brazil.

News of the premier facility attracts worldwide attention for its luxurious presentation of premier medical treatment. Much publicity attends the announcement of suites for patients, technologically superior operation rooms, robotic equipment, intensive care units and visual images that guide surgical paths, but the construction of the building deserves attention as well.

Building for the Future

The combination of innovative designs and leading edge technologies at Copa Star shows that the world is taking notice of a concept that is revolutionizing hospitalization. Proving that needing hospital care no longer relegates patients to a dreary and anonymous existence, the hospital brings new vitality to a market sector that recognizes and values originality.

Aspiring to Greatness

With the hope of becoming a superior center for cardiology and neurology, the new unit at the Rede D’Or São Luiz offers the latest in medical technology, according to the hospital’s website. The hospital facility includes intensive care units where patients receive round-the-clock monitoring by highly trained professional staff and state-of-the-art equipment.

The latest technological advances in operating rooms incorporate magnetic resonance imaging and technology that lets physicians view patients’ medical scans during surgery. For procedures that require less extensive surgery, hybrid rooms offer access to the same equipment to ensure patients of the most advanced medical care that is available anywhere. The sophisticated technology allows surgeons to send images to experts around the world for opinions that can affect the outcome of surgeries.



Introducing Advanced Design and Construction

The architect of the project, Roderigo Sambaguy at RAF architecture, focuses the design on improving the comfort of patients who visit the hospital. The firm’s experience in hospital projects contributes to the development of a facility that takes patient care to a new level. While having the appearance of an upscale 5-star hotel, the hospital instead features a service that delivers state-of-the-art medical treatment in a comfortable environment.

The design incorporates energy efficiency measures that lower the consumption of energy by up to 50 percent. Even though concrete has a proven record of performance since the Romans used it to build the Parthenon, advances in technology have improved it. The Penetron System, according to its website, relies on crystalline technology to enhance the overall performance of concrete and to extend its life span.

Choosing to Conserve Energy

Achieving energy efficiencies through the careful selection of building materials, the hospital accumulates savings in power consumption that includes usage throughout the facility. The Sustainability Report cites the connection of energy consumption throughout the hospital system of which the Copa Star is an example of excellence.

The report states that the consumption of energy “in hospital plants links the operation of all systems.” Energy usage in a hospital occurs through air conditioning, lighting, water pumping, heating, medical equipment and elevators, according to the report. Adding to these amounts is the “direct energy, used as fuel in the supply of electric power generators” as well as the indirect energy that public utilities provide in the form of electricity. The efficient design of the Copa Star Hospital contributes to the reduction of energy usage through “processes that aim at reducing energy consumption” that appears in the 2015 report.


Combining Aesthetics with Practicality

The architectural beauty of the ventilated façade of the Copa Star contributes to the aesthetic value of the building as well as the surrounding community. However, it has a highly practical function from the standpoint of energy conservation. By creating an air cavity in the façade, the ventilation system helps limit thermal heat gain while simultaneously expelling hot air. Reducing the demand on HVAC systems to treat outdoor air contributes significantly to energy savings.

Strengthening Concrete in Hospital Copa Star

Concrete tends to crack in some circumstances, resulting in the intrusion of water into the porous material. Making it stronger through the use of Penetron chemicals offers an alternative. According to PRWeb, the product creates a reaction with the minerals in concrete to form chemical structures that contain insoluble crystals. Seeping into the concrete to strengthen it from deep inside the building material, it allows the building to breathe and avoid a buildup of vapor pressure. AEC Info reported that the underground structures of Hospital Copa Star reflect extensive use of Penetron’s crystalline technology.

The Penetron Total Concrete Protection website confirms that the material met challenges in the construction of the $115 million project. The five-floor project provided a tight space for construction and the height of the building faced limitations. Using the company’s admix-treated material allowed the designers to make the most beneficial use of the building’s small project footprint.

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OSI Group: A Global Leader in Supplying Food Around Around The Globe

OSI Group, a company whose headquarters are in Aurora Illinois, is well known around the globe for providing food items with a lot of protein in them like links of sausage and hamburgers. They also provide them with other food items like pizza and sandwiches. OSI’s food products go all over the world to businesses that serve food. This privately owned corporation has over fifty locations around the globe in seventeen different places. In the country of China, they are presently employing its global-efficiency, local solution strategy to make their business grow in China.

OSI has been in business for the past twenty years. As the economy in China has grown, OSI’s presence has grown with it. With eight factories there and two more in the works, OSI will the biggest poultry producer in that country. In September of last year, they dug up some ground to start a new mega-plant to expand their production in the Henan province. In China, they have clients like Mcdonald’s, Yum, Starbucks, Salzer Liya, Papa John’s, Burger King, and Subway. To go along with their growth in China, they are expanding to other countries like China.

Along with the expansion in China, last year OSI Group set into motion, expanded, or announced plans for seven new processing and production facilities around the world. In September, OSI broke ground on a location that makes beef products in Poland that will take the place of an existing operation and could raise the amount of people employed by the staff by thirty percent.

During the month of January, they told the public an the opening of a new up-to-date feed mill in Shandong Province with a yearly capacity of 600,000 metric tons making it one of China’s biggest feed mills that is open for business. A new frozen foods processing plant in Madanapalle, India started off with making items with vegetables in them for quick-service restaurants came online in January. In June of last year, they also opened a new plant in Geneva, Ill.

During the month of June of 2015, they announced a new plant in Geneva, Ill that produces branded and store brand frozen entrees. It is attached to a facility owned by the refrigerated warehouse and distribution service company Millard. OSI Food Solutions Hungary also added a high-capacity production line and big cold storage area to its existing building in Babolna. The twenty-five million dollar addition more than tripled the amount of production of quality processed chicken products to 22,000 tons every year. Along with helping businesses provide food for their customers, they also help them ensure that the food is safe.

OSI Group regularly engages equipment manufacturers to create processes that help with food quality and safety. The kind of equipment they make includes machines with X-RAY equipment in it that identifies the presence of stuff that should not be in the food. It also works with the the people that supply agriculture, watching over how products are grown.

OSI Group is a company that helps feed the world and keep that food safe. OSI also provides jobs all over the world for many people. It does appear that this global leader of a company will continue to grow and lead across the globe. We should absolutely keep our eyes open for whatever their next endeavor may be.

Related: OSI Food Solutions UK Awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council

Capitol Anesthesiology Association: The Anesthesiology Experts

Capitol Anesthesiology Association (CAA) is an association of physicians and nurses who provide high-quality anesthesia services. It was started in 1973 and has grown rapidly over the years. It now has more than 80 expert physicians (MDs) and over 120 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). CAA serves various medical facilities in Austin, TX where it is based. It is a member of the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI).

Efficient Service Offering

CAA offers a wide range of services including general anesthesia, local anesthesia and pediatric anesthesia to name but a few. They strive to provide their patients with a safe and anxiety-free experience. Besides the MDs and CRNAs, CAA also has a very supportive administrative staff that will answer any questions you may have regarding their services. CAA works with almost all insurance providers to enable patients to access their services without much of a hassle. A comprehensive list of the acceptable insurance plans can be found on their website at capanes.com. They will provide you with a cost estimate before your procedure. If you do not have an insurance plan, you have the option of making your payments online. The payment process is pretty straightforward and can be done on their website.

CAA is committed to excellence in all its operations and always puts the needs of the patients first. The members care about the wellbeing of the community at large as they are active participants in various mission group initiatives that aim to provide medical services. They are supporters of the Dell Children’s Surgical Global Outreach (DCSGO), Operation Smile and Family Eldercare among other organizations. CAA also helps other upcoming practices in designing and implementing their models of operation. It has set very high standards for other players in this field.

Seattle Genetics Plans to Develop More Drugs and hire More Employees

The Puget Sound research community received a rare visit from a very popular individual in the pharmaceutical world. The institution was visited by Joe Biden, the Vice President of the country. Seattle Genetics is one of the growing communities in the area that have set it apart.

Seattle Genetics is a Bothell based biotechnology institution that is working very hard to widen the use of its first product in the market and at the same time enlarge its drug pipeline. The company is also looking to embark of a new hiring spree to get more reliable professionals.

The company is trying its best to make a difference in the lives of individual suffering from cancer. At the moment, the company is trying to commercialize Adcetris, its only drug in cancer treatment. According to the CEO of the institution, Dr. Clay Siegall, the drug is being tested on more than seventy types of lymphomas.

To ensure that it succeeds in its efforts, Seattle is conducting phase 3 clinical trials that use their drug as the frontline treatment for new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma. At the end of the day, the results of the trial will have a great impact on the institution.

The new product from the company, Adcetris is mostly used when the doctors are trying to fight lymphomas. In 2015, the drug did quite well in its sells, especially in the United States and in Canada. The institution has a partner, known as Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and it has managed to sell the product in other countries in the world.

Adcetris is actually one of the products from the institution. At the moment, there are twelve drugs that are being developed, Adcetris not included. The second drug, known as 33A will be expected to get to phase 3 trials before the years comes into an end, and it will be used to cure acute myeloid leukemia. There is a special drug for breast cancer and another one for bladder cancer, and they are expected to be introduced in the market soon.

Dr. Clay Siegall is the CEO and Founder of Seattle Genetics. He is also the chairman of the institutions, and he has worked hard to raise capital and market the products from the company. He is very experienced in ecology, and he is a member of different boards.

The Kabbalah Centre Looks for a Continued Use of Teachings Dating Back to Adam

The Kabbalah has always been known as a complex and difficult set of teachings to understand from the ancient teachers of Judaism, but in the mid 20th century the people of the world were given the chance to learn more about the universe with the opening of The Kabbalah Centre. Kabbalah is made up of a series of scriptures that were developed using an oral tradition many believe dates back to Adam and the first patriarch of Judaism, Abraham; revealing the spirituality of the many different aspects of the Kabbalah has made this one of the best known sets of scripture in use in the 21st century.


Celebrity followers, such as Madonna, have made The Kabbalah Centre a popular destination for those seeking to open their minds to receive a large level of information about the way the universe works. However, The Kabbalah Centre can trace its roots back to the 1020s when the first Rabbi determined to bring the teaching to the masses completed a translation of the ancient book of Zohar that forms the basis of the teaching offered around the world. The Kabbalah Centre in its current form began life in the 1960s when Rabbi Philip Berg and his wife Karen opened their own home in Queens, New York to students wishing to explore their spiritual side.


Over the course of recent years the growing number of followers of The Kabbalah Centre have looked to unblock their senses that only allow a limited portion of the universe to be viewed by those who are not exploring Kabbalah scripture. In the work of The Kabbalah Centre each individual student is free to make a choice about the religion they choose to follow throughout their studies; in fact, The Kabbalah Centre teaches that each major religion is simply an arm of an infinite wisdom that can be explored in terms of religious beliefs to find happiness and fulfillment through a set of universal rules and regulations.


More visit: https://www.kabbalah.com/

Success Breeds More Success According to Billy McFarland

Not too many people have the knack for conceptualizing and building successful businesses, but Billy McFarland does just that. He founded his first business at age 13, which discovered new customers for a local business in his town.

While a freshman at Bucknell University, McFarland started another business that is still a viable concern. Here, the URL of a client company is transformed into a graphic which can be used as a branding mechanism. Current clients include Discovery and Universal.

According to Forbes, Billy McFarland’s latest venture, Magnises, started in 2013 has had success beyond measure. With the goal of providing a proprietary platform for millennials where they can affect discounts and perks from many of their favorite hangouts, Magnises has been an overwhelming success.

The key to the entire concept is the Black Card, issued to the member initially when they pay their annual membership fee of $250. The Black Card is used to copy all of the data from the member’s debit or credit card, and then it is used to pay the bill at member businesses.

The discount is automatically applied at the same time, which makes membership and all perks and discounts seamless.

At the close of 2015, there were already more than 10,000 members and the group has been steadily growing from then in a big way. Not only are the discounts attractive, but special events such as a Hudson River Cruise and Booze party recently was a hit. Tesla held a special event at a local racetrack where members could try out some of the new Tesla prototypes.

Millennials are the targeted demographic, which includes young people from the ages of 21 to 35. Entrepreneurs, managers, professionals, garment district executives and IT managers are all included, and anyone else in that age range.

Millennials like to get together and socialize, share ideas and get business contacts and what better way to do it than to have fun and save money with Magnises.

According to Bloomberg, Magnises is a big hit in New York City, and a recent capital investment by a venture capitalist of $3 million has Billy McFarland looking to other cities. He claims that if it works in New York City, it will work in Boston and other key cities. With his track record and penchant for an opportunity, he is right.

Human Rights Champion Thor Halvorssen Fights the Good Fight

For many former leaders of countries, it is hoped that their succeeding generations will be prosperous and respected in their homelands. Thor Halvorssen is a descendant of the first president of Venezuela – Cristóbal Mendoza. In fact, Halvorssen is not the only accomplished member of the family. His father, Thor Halvorssen Hellum, was a Venezuelan Ambassador for ant-narcotic affairs. He also was appointed as a special international investigator of a Venezuelan Senate Commission. Halvorssen’s grandfather, Oystein Halvorssen, served Norway’s King as a consul and was a representative for Venezuelan companies within Norway. Given the success and respected service for not only Venezuela but also the world, one would reasonably assume that Mendoza would indeed be proud of the young, up-and-coming Thor Halvorssen.

Given that Halvorssen holds Bachelors and Maters degrees in Political Science and History from Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, it is no surprise that he is very active in government and legal affairs. More specifically, Halvorssen has made it a point to focus on topics such as slavery, human trafficking and combating unjust dictators.

Even though he is Venezuelan by birth, Halvorssen has made a significant impact not only in his home country but also internationally. In 1999, he was appointed as the chief executive officer of the American civil liberties organization FIRE – Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. In that same year, he led a campaign to encourage U.S. – based Lucent Technologies to adopt a company policy that would require the country of China to certify that none of the company’s products being manufactured within its borders were being done so using slave labor.

Perhaps one of his most well-known contributions to society is his work with the Human Rights Foundation. During the time Halvorssen was helping to lead the foundation, it became world-renowned for its support of high-profile activists of democracy. He was a staunch advocate for longtime Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo. So regarded were his efforts on behalf of Xiaobo, that Halvorssen was asked to be Xiaobo’s special guest during the 2010 Nobel Prize ceremony in which Xiaobo was awarded in absentia.

Dictatorships, human trafficking and many other human rights violations are still, unfortunately, a part of people’s lives in the world. However, with visionaries such as Thor Halvorssen, the fight for what is dignified and just is alive and well.

Find a Great Home with Todd Lubar. UPDATED MAY 2017

UPDATED May 25th, 2017– Todd Lubar shares his secrets to success in an interview with Ideamensch.

Todd Lubar is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He mainly specializes in real estate and finance, his passion is real estate involves helping so many people in need especially those with no home. He began his career in real estate in the year 1995. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A in speech communication. Todd Lubar is currently the president of TDL Global Ventures as well as the senior vice president of Legendary Investments.

After graduating from the university Lubar worked with the Crestar Mortgage Corporation where his position was a loan inventor. His experience and skills in mortgage banking helped him to link with prominent people in the industry including, financial planners, real estate agents and insurance agents. A few years later he got into the Legacy Financial Group, his participation in this firm became very fruitful because it highly developed. The company approximately made 100 million dollars in loan amount. Todd Lubar was able to expand and develop his skills at Legacy Financial Group.

His other great achievement was back in 2002, he founded a real estate development company, Legendary Properties, LLC. The firm made more than 200 dealings and assisted in reintegration, quick purchasing and advertisements of various residential places. Multi-family properties and single-family homes are the residential properties the company deals with. He was able to link with prominent banks because of his great profession and henceforth he got $20 million in terms of credit.

Todd Lubar’s extreme experience in mortgage-banking led him to start a branch company of First Magnus Financial Corporation, going by the name Charter Funding. First Magnus is a top private mortgage firm in the US. His company immensely grew and has quality programs and products. Furthermore, he used his many years of experience in the banking mortgage world to start yet another company, Legendary Financial LLC because he noticed how the market has various changes on a daily basis. The initiative of the firm is to loan money to people and other companies. It is an associate of the Legendary Properties, LLC. Todd Lubar is identified as one of the leading mortgage inventors. He thrives on making every day a better destination.

Investment Banking Firm Founder Martin Lustgarten

One of the most well known sectors in the field of finance is investment banking. This is the process of assisting companies with increasing their stock value as well as raising capital. Investment banking firms help their clients by providing a number of services such as research, trading and mergers and acquisitions. Each of these services help client companies make the necessary arrangements to facilitate mergers. As well as helping with mergers, investment banking firms offer to inform clients of trends in the economy as well as manage their capital. Therefore, investment banking is a central part of running the entire economy.

While many investment banking firms work with large major corporations, there are many others that focus on serving small companies as well as individuals. These organizations are known as boutique investment banking firms. With these firms, a number of small businesses can get the capital they need in order to start up and expand. They also help a number of individuals by providing advice and wealth management services. Therefore, small boutique investment banking firms are also quite essential to the economy as well.

Martin Lustgarten is an individual who currently owns a small boutique investment banking firm in Florida. He has spent a number of years in the finance field by helping both businesses and individuals. Lustgarten has helped numerous businesses that were often looking for sources of capital. On a regular basis, Martin works with venture capital firms to get funding for his clients. As a result, his clients have been able to get the capital necessary to make their companies successful. Therefore, Marin has established himself as a trusted source of providing capital to numerous small companies.

As well as helping a number of businesses get the capital they need, Martin also spends a lot of his time serving individuals. When he works with individuals, he often manages their wealth. Martin will spend a lot of time analyzing and researching stocks and other financial securities. He will then find ones that will help his clients more easily build wealth. As well as finding securities, Martin will also provide advice to individuals who are looking for ways to save for college and/or save up for their retirement.

IAP Worldwide is a Great Example for Other Companies

IAP Worldwide is a company known for making positive change, and many good companies worked together to build this one fantastic company that serves many. It all began when Pan Am World Services launched their plans for the building. The purpose of the group was to support the launches at Cape Canaveral and to continue testing in other areas. The company began to start support for all endeavors, including construction and maintenance.

Outside of building new projects that would be a major part of education, the company played a role in management and energy efficiency as well. As a global leader, IAP Worldwide is quickly becoming the “go to” resource when disaster strikes. Over the years, Pan Am not only became an integral part of these projects, but Johnson Controls did as well. The continued effort for increasing energy efficiency and environmental control is just one of the many important aspects of the world that IAP Worldwide is a part of.

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Today, one of the key points of interest is the support our troops are getting. There is no doubt a need for our troops to get support on all fronts, but when a backup is required, and air control or military installment need assistance, IAP is a high and driving force behind them. During the early stages, IAP was called upon for aid with supplies. During Desert Storm was when IAP got their first taste of what it was like to go to the help of those in need. Now, this company is known as a partner of the military, and they continue to put forth the best bids for procuring top international contracts. You can check this site for more information.

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While aiding the military is a critical part of what IAP does, it is also true that they are focused on landing government contracts. This is just one area in which IAP continues to strive to put their best foot forward in helping others. With nearly $380 million in government contracts, they are working hard to ensure that the work is being done and that it is being done right.

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IAP acquired Johnson Controls in hopes that they would be able to utilize their strengths for serving more people by helping more countries. IAP is a top hiring company that desires to hire those who want to help others now and in the long-term.

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