Wainscoting Solutions For Your Minimal Home

February 26, 2018

At first glance, the most modern wainscoting will be too classic for a minimal house! But on second thought, it might actually enhance the idea of simplicity dictated by the minimalist movement.

What’s the paradox with wainscoting panels?

Classic wainscoting has been around for ages. It was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans, thrived in the Victorian Britain and was known as ‘boiserie’ in France due to its ornaments. Even today, these wall panels are not often simple. The panels are often bead boards. The chair rail can still be ornamental. Wainscoting has become a substantial decorative element.

So, how does it fit in the world of minimalism?

Don’t forget that the first wall panel wainscotings were not used for decorative but practical purposes. They served as insulators on stone walls. Eventually, people discovered that these panels can actually protect their walls from getting damaged either by shoes or furniture.

Lately, bathroom wainscoting installation has become a must. And that’s because wood panels are water resistant and their resistance is enhanced when caulking and coating the boards with special semi-gloss paintings. Today, wainscoting is not only made of wood and MDF but also PVC, which is actually plastic and hence waterproof.

Now, keep these thoughts and remember what minimalism is all about

Minimalism in architecture means keeping things simple. That’s why the famous phrase ‘less is more’ by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe makes absolute sense. The idea is to lose anything unnecessary and keep only what’s essential to achieve simplicity. From the smallest object to floors, furniture, and walls, everything is simple and free of any ornamentation. The space must give the impression of absolute order.

Over the years and due to human needs, the idea was broadened. We now often talk about semi-minimal houses, which still keep the main idea of minimalism but homes became warmer.

How does wainscoting installation fit in the minimalist approach?

A simple flat panel covering the wall from floor to ceiling will provide the calmness and clean cut lines minimalism suggests. One trick to achieve this is to only install plain panels free of ornaments. Then, it’s also important to focus on colors. Minimalism loves white, black, and gray because they are natural and not disturbing. They enhance the looks of the space without stuffing it.

In terms of function, panels can also be used as cabinet doors in hallways or other rooms to hide wiring, plumbing, or even stuff we keep in the house. They also cover damaged corners and wall cracks and other imperfections. And so they offer practical solutions while keeping the space clean.

Where does recessed lighting fit in the story?

Big openings and lots of natural light are parts of the minimalist approach since light is an essential element to living in simple structures but living well.

And then, think of the pot light design. They are as simple as light fixtures can get. Recessed in the ceiling, you don’t even notice they are there but still have the intensity of light you want.

Not that minimalism wouldn’t welcome big light fixtures. In fact, some minimal kitchens, dining rooms or living rooms feature oversized pendants in the most modern but simply cut forms.

But which option can be more minimal from pot lights, which are completely off sight?

Minimal homes often have an industrial look since they are stripped down to only the essentials. Of course, not all homes are built in ‘industrial sizes’ or can strictly follow the minimalistic approach. Hence, the reason for the growth of semi-minimalism.

In either case, a white washed wall wainscoting and recessed lighting will enhance the minimalistic rules of simplicity. By choosing the right products and colors, you achieve purity and clarity. And these are the qualities for essential living.

Rocketship Education is a Collective Effort Involving Teachers, Parents and Communities

February 14, 2018

Rocketship Education was founded on the principle that every child deserves a chance to succeed. As an educational program that has been serving communities with low-income families, the team of people associated with this network of charter schools promotes a positive mindset for learning by getting families involved in the process of educating their children. Allowing parents to have an active role in the education their children receive has proven to be an effective way of ensuring teachers and community members are aware of the need children from low-income families have for higher quality education.

The members of the Rocketship Education network support their families both inside and outside of the school environment. They understand that what affects the family directly impacts the learning process of the children. This is why when a flood hit in the San Jose valley, teachers and staff members came out to help the families that had been affected. A family of one of the student’s at the Rocketship charter school in this area, ended up losing their home to the flood. The Rocketship team stepped in and helped them as well as many others, with hot meals, clothing and affordable housing.

Parent involvement has also led to the expansion of charter schools within the Rocketship Education network. The parents of students in this program have been shown to be great advocates for better quality education in areas with low-income families. They strive to get community members involved by demanding better schools for their children, which extends to the middle school and high school levels.

The educators and administrators who work at Rocketship charter schools are all on board with the program’s philosophy of unleashing a student’s infinite possibility. Reviews by these educators reflect how they view their careers with Rocketship as a privilege. The educators and staff members collectively support each other as well as the students, families and communities they serve. This spirit of unity has led to the success of the Rocketship Education program, which is clearly evident in the number of students who have graduated high school and gone on to attend college.

Strength Lies in Compassion and Caring

February 6, 2018

The Middle East as of late is the center of much turmoil in the world. There is obviously the civil war going on within Saudi Arabia, and news of Isis spreading throughout the free world and amongst the Arabic community salsa something that’s heavy on everyone’s hearts.

That being said there are bright sides to the situation that is occurring, and not everything is dark. The saying comes from in ambassador Daniel Taub, who, while an ambassadorial representative of the state of Israel, actually grew up as a British citizen within the United Kingdom.

After over 2,000 years of Exile, Daniel Taub and his family were able to return to their ancestral Homeland in Israel, something that he welcomed with open arms. That being said he still looks towards the British Isles as his boyhood home, even if it’s not representative of his religion.

Top recently returned home to Britain when he where he was able to have a conversation with Queen Elizabeth. It was during the Great moment in time that he was able to sit down and have an interview about his positions on the Middle East in the world in general. It was during this interview that Daniel Todd expressed that there are both bright sides and dark side so it’s occurring in the world, especially in the Middle East.

The more positive sides are the relationship between Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. During the Six-Day War shortly after Israel became its own country, these three nations we’re completely against one another. Now, thanks to the hard work of diplomats such as Daniel Taub and his can Patriots, these relations have become much more positive over time. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.jnf.co.uk/2015/07/jnf-uk-bids-farewell-ambassador-daniel-taub/

The focus of the trip to Great Britain was to take a close look at how the Jewish Community was being represented there. The followers of Judaism have met with trouble throughout their history, but the world around them nowadays seems to accept them a lot more openly.

Is important to Daniel Taub as well as other individuals throughout the world that the Jewish Community is seen in a bright and positive light. Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | Wikipedia

The Jewish people are proud industrious people and one that Taub is very passionate and concerned about. People like ambassador Taub see the world for what it truly is; a place that can provide greatly for those that respect and take it seriously. He is a strong man.


Keeping A Watchful Eye Open And Making Payment Easy And Secure

Saying the private industry is another way of saying the protected areas of government operations that we don’t have forward access to. We can’t simply access these facilities because there are people, resources and information that must be protected by our standing governments. The U.S. government is currently relying on the Securus Technologies agency.


This agency is now expanding and ensuring that there’s no access-way or crevice for criminal minds to excel through. This can only happen when the agency provides technology in all areas of private industry operations. The steps the agency takes today are in acquiring GovPayNet that will enable Securus to secure financial transactions in the private sector.



Operating More Than One Business Aspect


Securus does more than create technology to stay ahead of criminal activities. This agency is now setting the standards that will dictate how the criminal world behaves. The private industry is an interesting field that takes into account the many governmental processes that we don’t get to witness everyday. This lack of public view is also an advantage for the agency.


Securus works the U.S. private sector as “the” lead technology innovator and by operating with nearly 2,600 open contracts for the U.S. government. These contracts are all for private facilities. The work enables Securus to implement many of its technologies that were created to keep criminals at bay and from entering the U.S. private sector unannounced.



The Contracts Held By Securus Technologies


Private facilities have special needs as their locations, internal operations and values are all different. The spectrum of facilities allows Securus to be flexible in what it creates as security technology. The field of technology is wide open for the firm as a result. There’s no end to the innovation this agency brings to the U.S. sector, and the firm continues to lead U.S. safety.

Eric Lefkofsky has the Data for Cancer Patients

February 4, 2018

In 2014, 14.5 million people in the United States had cancer. How patient information and data is handled in the medical system is rarely thought about until someone or a loved one gets the dreaded diagnosis. Eric Lefofsky, co-founder of Tempus, wants to make patient care data-driven and tailored to each patient on a molecular level.

Despite advances in technology with the advent of electronic health records, how medical data is collected and analyzed is far from how effective it could be. Tempus does not just want to change what we do with the large amounts of information that is already collected, their loftiest goal may be making patients’ complete genetic makeup part of their medical record that is regularly referenced and cross referenced by scientists and doctors from around the globe. A process that in 2003 was done for more than one hundred million, the current expenditure is only around five thousand and is expected to be around a few hundred within the next several years.

Eric Lefkofsky is a Detroit native with a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan. He is best known as the co-founder of groupon, but as of 2015 he resigned from his position of Chief Executive Officer to Chairman of Groupon and is now able to better relegate time to his many other projects. Lefkofsky also co-founded the company Lightbank, the company Tempus operaes under. Lightbank is an investment firm that specializes in backing disruptive technology startups that are generally not based in Silicon Valley.

Lefkofsky taught disruptive business models at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as well as applied technology at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at Depaul University. He currently holds the position of adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, teaching a course on technology-based business entrepreneurship. He currently acts as a board member at World Business Chicago and is the co-chairman of the Technology Council.

Sahm Adrangi

January 26, 2018

Having a true sense of the business environment is extremely important to any investment firm. Many firms will go out of their way to get the best researchers that are able to spot the trends that nobody else can. Kerrisdale Capital Management, LLC was lucky enough to have one of the most gifted researchers of the decade, Sahm Adrangi, fall right into their laps upon their founding.

Sahm Adrangi started his career in 2003, shortly after graduating Yale University with his BA in Economics. Interested in the business world and how companies create leverage, he became a credit analyst first at Duestche Bank and then at Chanin Partners. Ever in search of a more interesting career path, Sahm joined the multi-billion dollar portfolios of Longacre Fund Management as an analyst. There he learned exactly what it meant to be an investment banker. With a $300,000 loan from his parents, Sahm Adrangi created a new company called Kerrisdale Capital Management.

Kerrisdale started with a portfolio of just $1 million and has quickly grown to having over $150 million in managed funds. This growth was due, in large part, to the research and investment strategies put out by Adrangi on a daily basis. Much of this research has to do with finding those trends that nobody else has thought of, such as finding shorts that have been overhyped by other investors, or those longs that are not being purchased at the rate they should be. He will also use his research to challenge how the market is looking at a specific sector, or to change the understanding of certain business strategies that a large firm is taking. Adrangi has even used his research to spark investigations into certain companies that has uncovered fraud.

Now Sahm Adrangi has taken a new step in developing an expertise in telecommunications, biotechnologies, and mining. With this new knowledge and body of research, he is hoping that he can help to create a larger portfolio of managed funds for Kerrisdale and bring a larger bottom line to the companies that he advises. Sahm Adrangi is definitely a banker to watch in the future.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sahmadrangi

Proactive Philanthropic Groups in the Society Led by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

January 18, 2018

nations have failed in maintaining justice and equality for all citizens. They are a lot of victimization to the marginalized groups in the society. This has triggered the formation of many philanthropic organizations in the nation to help curb the situation.

Different humanitarians, advocate for various groups based on their inspiration in founding them. Here are examples of proactive philanthropic groups in the nation;

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund offers financial support to the philanthropic organizations in Arizona that offer the same objective with them. They aim to see that the human, civil and migrant’s rights are observed and that all the members of the society can express themselves without fear of condemnation.

The group is a creation of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The duo is popularly known for winning their legal battles. Their first accomplishment was implementing the first amendment rights. They acquired the money to begin the Frontera Fund from the case of Sherriff Joe.

Arizona Project Justice

The inmates are viewed as peace distractors in the society. Many individuals have the impression that they continually deserve to be mistreated and mishandled. Some convicts need medical attention or suffer serious ailments, and no one seems to care. The Arizona Project Justice objective is to fight and ensures that such prisoners get justice. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

Other inmates claim to be innocent. The only reason they are behind bars is that they lacked legal representation. The organization also ensures that these inmates acquire their freedom.

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

The only thing that the community serves the disabled is their pity, which is far from what they need. The disabled are individuals who need opportunities to better themselves like everyone in the nation. Many companies cancel an application with the mention of the individual being disabled.

The DREDF fights to ensure that the rights of the disabled are advanced. The organization also empowers the disabled by educating them about their rights.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Racism has become an issue that needs to be addressed in the society. Judging a person based on their color is irrational and uncouth. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is committed to educating the society against racism. When the situation goes to extremes, they fight using the litigation method.

Final Verdict

Everyone is entitled to justice and equality. It is imperative that members of the society learn to treat each other with respect and dignity regardless of who they are or what they have. The humanitarian groups are actively participating in ensuring this happens.

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Larkin and Lacey — Backlash Against “America’s Toughest Sheriff”

January 16, 2018

A corrupt sheriff has been voted out in Maricopa County, Arizona. The sheriff was Joe Arpaio and he was notorious for human rights violations and breaches of Constitutional rights. At some stage in the 2018 mid-term elections, Joe Arpaio is campaigning for a seat in the Arizona Senate. He states his cause for campaigning is to support the agenda and rules of Trump and to “Make America great again.” Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/about/ and http://james-larkin.com/press/

The news comes as little surprise considering Donald Trump just gave Mr. Arpaio a full pardon for crimes in 2007. In 2016 Joe Arpaio was found guilty of contempt of federal court for his flagrant and ongoing racial profiling of Latinos in Maricopa County.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was instrumental in handing down his sentence. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were at odds with Mr. Arpaio for the decade.

Their newspaper, New times, chronicled a number of the horrible acts Joe Arpaio was responsible for. Their Frontera Fund helped mobilize the efforts of hundreds of young Latinos across the united states of america to rally their votes and seek justice.

The presidential pardon given to Arpaio through Donald Trump did not follow the proper method for a presidential pardon and has been regarded as a political ploy. The 2018 election could be interesting to mention the least. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

Joe Arpaio has a minority of supporters within the electorate and overseas. His remote supporters retweet inflammatory messages and flag wave as if they’re nationalist people.

Many activists, journalists, and engaged citizens are retaining an eye on his development and any political updates. Arpaio is an undeserving candidate for the Senate seat and has ethical flaws that could detriment the complete nation should he take such a position of power.

He has slaughtered inmates in his jail, siphoned away at tax dollars for his purposes, and takes satisfaction in racial profiling. He has been called “america’s toughest sheriff” and smiles when someone calls him a member of the Ku Klux Klan (he considers it an honor).

His department deputes have failed at investigating more than four hundred intercourse crimes involving children and are infamous for unlawful operations concerning immigrants and minorities.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin prevailed in a main lawsuit in opposition to him while he tried to silence their publication. Spread the information through studying this and telling your buddies, don’t allow a bigot to get elected to Senate.

Equities first UK

January 12, 2018

Get to know Equities First and what kind of financial services they currently offer. Their firm was founded back in 2002 and already shows signs of progress. People know that they can trust Equities First to offer great lending services. Borrowers have chosen Equities First to lend money to other businesses and individuals. High value individuals are welcome to trade with Equities First whenever possible. That gives them a new resource that needs to be evaluated over time.

Contact their help desk with questions about where to proceed. Equities First is a popular firm and one that needs to get work done right. Their team is well regarded when it comes to the income that they generate. People trust Equities First when it comes to many great lending services. The firm is top rated and has garnered good reviews over time too. That gives them a leading edge in a number of ways.

Alexandre Gama

December 18, 2017

Alexandre Gama is a man of great accomplishments. He is an entrepreneur and creative professional in communications and advertising industries. He began working in 1982 after receiving a degree in Advertising and Communication.

He worked as a creative writer and copywriter at Standard Ogilvy and Mather for 8 years until he moved on. In 1990 he began working for DM9. In the four years he worked there he became the most awarded of his generation in Brazil. In 1999, Alexandre left the company he was working for then, Young and Rubicam to start Neogama, his own advertising agency.

Neogama was the fastest growing agency in Brazil and is still running strong this day. It has gone through numerous changes and developments in the years but in 2016 Alexandre took back his company and began running more independently. Neogama was named Agency of the Year in 2002 and won two Golden Lions in 2003.

Alexandre has made a big impact in the name of Brazil. He not only is a major success in the advertising industry but is also involved in the music industry. Alexandre founded and launched VIOLAB in 2014. It is a project that focuses on the best acoustic guitar players and musicians in Brazil. It even has a youtube video to promote the artists. Alexandre is also the only Brazilian in the Global Creative Board group, a committee of six worldwide agency leaders responsible for creating new initiatives in the industry .

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