An interesting article written by Bruno Fagali and Lucas Pedroso and published on April 3, 2018, tells the story of how Brazilians are fighting the worldwide problem of fake news in their country. So, what’s so new about fake news? Well, according to Fagali and Pedroso, it’s now become an even bigger problem with the newest threat being what they call “deepfakes”.
What Are Deepfakes?
In case you’re not familiar with this terminology, deepfakes are videos that feature amazingly realistic face-swaps. New and innovative computer programs discover some commonality between the two faces of public personalities and then stitch one face over the other face. In some cases, the source footage is so good that the transformation is barely noticeable, if at all.
Fake News & the Electoral Process
For quite a while now, we’ve been hearing all about how fake news can have an influence on the electoral process worldwide. And, never was it more publicized than during the last presidential election right here in the U.S. Now, it’s Brazil’s election year, so Brazilians are starting to pay more attention to the problem. They’ve started to discuss and coordinate with specialists with their combined goal being to create tools that might at least serve to mitigate the negative effects of fake news on the Brazilian electoral process.
The Rise of Fake News
According to a recent report, the Brazilian elections have been severely influenced by some form of fake news since 2010, or perhaps even longer than that. OK, it’s not like creating and disseminating fake news isn’t older even than elections themselves but, for more than the past eight years, it has become a more financially rewarding and highly publicized practice. Why? Well, because certain social networks and even some websites have been created for just one thing and that’s getting fake news in front of the public.
Who is Bruno Fagali?
He’s not just the co-writer of the article about fake news, among many others, but also a Fagali Law Firm founding partner. He earned his Master in Law at the State by USP and his Specialist in Administrative Law from FGV-Gvlaw and PUC/SP- He’s also been responsible for implementing Brazil’s Corporate Integrity Program and has been in charge of the Corporate Integrity Management team for two years now.
There are many impressive people nowadays, but not many of them are as virtuous, ethically calibrated and passionate as Dr. SaadSaad. In fact, in the Blog Web Pedia interview, we can understand how he was able to survive for the longest time in the practice of medicine without experiencing any threat of a lawsuit for malpractice. There must be something in the way he handles his clients, his career and the amazing things that have to do with building a reputation.
It should also be said that what makes Dr. SaadSaad stand out, based on an analysis from the interview, is that he was able to leave a legacy of innovation and creative solutions in the hospitals he served now that he is formally retired. He’s also been able to successfully transfer his skills to his loved ones because his children are now doctors, and one a nurse.
This is such an inspiring thought knowing that children usually deviate from the path of their parents because of a sign or attempt of rebellion. What is also fantastic in the way Dr. SaadSaad brought up his children is the fact that he tells them not to follow his success but just live to the kind of success that they want to achieve. He also teaches them not to make a mountain out of a molehill, and to always be grateful to those who have helped them succeed.
The Life After Retirement
Dr. SaadSaad was known to be a surgeon in Eatontown, New Jersey, and his practice has encompassed a series of hospitals, which include Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Monmouth Medical C.enter. He’s also a practicing Pediatric Surgeon, and his experience in the field has really been formative in the lives of many, giving them the assistance, support and medical supervision that would be impossible to have without the keen service of Dr. SaadSaad. There are also different types of insurance accepted by Dr. SaadSaad, and that makes him one of the top choices of many individuals who have a variety of needs insurance-wise. Learn more: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarte
After 47 years of dedicated service. Dr. SaadSaad is no longer a practicing surgeon, but his legacy in sacrifice and function is known to be unmatched. It’s also a bit interesting to recap the story behind why he’s a doctor right now. It started young when he was able to visit a construction site. It was too hot, and he fainted. It was then he realized that his work should be in the field that has to do with office indoors, airconditioned. And what better way to do that than just being a surgeon inside a hospital filled with cold and comfortable aircon?
Conor Lamb got a boost in his bid for the Pennsylvania District Congress seat when End Citizens United announced its support for him. Running on a Democratic ticket, Lamb hopes to clinch the seat against his Republican rival Rick Saccone. The seat fell vacant after the resignation of Tim Murphy who has held it since 2003.
End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee that is opposed to corporations funding political action committees. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that PACs were free to get funding from corporations. Those opposed to the idea argue that doing so is opening up US elections to be determined by who spends the most in their campaign. This shifts from the traditions in which politicians are elected based on their policy and agenda for the people and the nation.
This PAC came into existence in 2015. Their funds come from donations from small grass root groups. Although they are supporting Lamb, they are not affiliated with any political party. They offer their support to any candidate who ascribes to their goal of combating huge political funding from groups with selfish interests.
End Citizens United supports candidates hoping to get a majority of legislators who can move a constitutional amendment against the Supreme Court ruling on political action committees funding.
Conor Lamb has hinged his campaign on the promise to represent marginalized Pennsylvanian families. He has vowed not to accept donations from corporate leaders. However, he can receive funding from trade unions.
Unlike Lamb, Rick Saccone is being funded by wealthy corporate executives. They have spent $1.5 million in adverts, and they are ready to pump in more. They view 39-year-old Lamb as a strong candidate for the Democrats and are afraid he may outwit their Republican candidate. This fact became clear when President Donald Trump flew to Pennsylvania to drum up support for Saccone.
There are indications that more democratic supporters are following the race than Republican supporters in Pennsylvania district are. Although they supported Trump in his elections, they are disappointed with his performance. They argue that in the same way an army officer is removed for non-performance, a president like Trump should be removed if he fails to deliver on his promises.
Analysts report that with less than a month to the special election, voter turnout will determine the outcome.
You may also read https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/james-bopp-citizens-united/ for more.
The American Institute of Architects is the premier professional organization for architects living and working in the United States. Founded in New York in 1857. Its goal are to improve the public image and provide support, education, community redevelopment, government advocacy and public outreach. From the AIA headquarters in Washington, D.C., the organization works with its large and growing membership in its over 300 branches worldwide to help maintain high standards and coordinate the building industry through its design and construction teams.
Prior to the establishment of the AIA, anyone could claim to be an architect. The American Institute of Architects helped to set the professional standards and level of education and training required before a person can claim licensed membership in the profession. In 2010, the AIA board named famed architect, writer and editor Robert IVY, FAIA CEO and executive vice president of the organization. He took over leadership of the AIA in February 2011. A dedicated AIA member, in the 1990s Ivy was on the organization’s board. He has long advocated for architects on important social, environmental and political issues that affect the build environment.
After graduating from Tennessee-based University of the South with a bachelor’s degree and from Tulane University with a master’s in architecture, Robert Ivy went on to have an illustrious career. He was Dean/Dale, Dean and Ivy’s managing partner and Ivy Architects principal for 14 years and in 1993 became an AIA College of Fellows member. In 1996, Robert Ivy was hired as Architectural Record’s editor-in-chief. Under his leadership the publication won dozens of awards and became the world’s most widely read architectural publication. In 2009, American Business Media gave Ivy the Crane Award for lifetime contribution he made to business media. It’s their highest honor.
The architectural fraternity Alpha Rho Chi unanimously named Robert Ivy Master Architect in 2010 for his work in communicating to a new generation the value of architectural design. Ivy was only the 7th person bestowed that designation in the fraternity’s 100 year history. As AIA CEO, he has collaborated with the organizations members worldwide to demonstrate the value of design, focus the organization on design and practice issues and enhance the AIA’s voice and ability to improve the understanding of architecture and architects by the public.
The combination of Robert Ivy’s industry experience, passion for the profession and leadership style has enhanced the AIA’s value and effectiveness.
Pierre Koshajki together with Rob Snyder established Stream Energy in 2004. The firm is headquartered in the Tollway Center, which is based in Dallas. The purpose of the enterprise is to serve as an American retail electricity and natural gas company. Public Utility Commission, located in TX, certified it on Jan. 21, 2005.
The firm commenced operating through incipient enlisting of Texas electricity clients which took place in March 2005. Since the launch of its operations, the Stream Energy has experienced exponential growth in its sales, like Pennsylvania which took place in 2010, Maryland in 2011, New Jersey in 2011, New York in 2012 and Washington, D.C in 2012.
Stream uses a method called multi-level marketing strategy as it’s the main method of generating sales since 2014. The company’s services are majorly found in the United States, except energy which is found in the deregulated energy markets which are not regulated. Stream sales agents earn commission on sales and recruiting other sales agents, or after hitting the target of the firm. The Stream holds the products presentations and website forums to promote and encourage more enrollment.
Stream financial document revealed that patrons who preserved their eligibility in the financial year 2013 and earned a single commission, their mean annual salary was $686.90. That applied to 81.9% majority of the patrons whose mean salary was $117.12 in a year. Larry Mondry was appointed by the firm’s board of directors to be their new presiding officer and their Chief Executive Officer.
Stream aims at minimizing the electricity bills and ensuring that individuals can meet the bills effectively (LinkedIn). In most cases, electricity bills become so high as a result of the electrical accessories connected to the sockets. That is because the accessories consume the energy, whether in an active state or inactive state. When you Shut off the energy on the devices such as a computer screen, printer, DVR, and coffee, will save you a great amount of income which is used when these devices are not in use. You can save up to $36.80 annually.
Being responsible is an attribute that any individual need to cultivate to cur the higher electricity bills. That could be achieved by putting off all the devices when they are not in use.
More about Stream Energy at https://www.puc.texas.gov/industry/electric/directories/rep/report_rep.aspx?ID=ELSQL01DB1245339200001
Technology has revolutionized the way in which people live. This is especially true with advancements in digital technology. Not surprisingly, the world of medicine is one of those areas that has benefitted tremendously from modern technology. Not a day goes by without at least one article in a newspaper that talks about some sort of progress being made in medicine. This is thanks to in large part because of researchers such as Jorge Moll. Jorge is the president of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education. The D’Or group is one of the largest private hospital groups in Brazil.
Jorge Moll’s main interest of study is neurology, in the context of human behavior (fehosul.org). The exact term for this type of study is called moral cognitive neurosciences. It is the study of social cognition and human behavior, which is found in a unique way in humans. Using modern technology, researchers such as Jorge are finding that certain areas of the brain are playing an important role in moral cognition. The importance of this is that it is giving researchers new understanding on social behavioral impairments in certain people.
Jorge has two degrees, one is an MD and the other a Ph.D. He got the degrees from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He did his residency at the university itself in neurology. His Ph.D. is in Experimental Pathophysiology and his thesis had to do with FMRI in Moral Judgment and Sensitivity. He is also a Post-Doctorate research fellow at the National Institute of health. Apart from being the President of D’Or Institute for Research and Education, he is the head of the Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience Unit at the same institution. Jorge currently lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with his family.
More at http://www.abc.org.br/~JMOLL
One of the biggest names in the legal industry of Brazil is Bruno Fagali, who is the founder of Fagali Advocacy and has worked for some of the most famous law firms in the country. Even though he started his law firm with a simple setup and no financial backing, it is his expertise and hard work that made Fagali Advocacy one of the most reliable law firms in the country.
Bruno Fagali also serves as the Business Integrity Officer of the Novo/SB Marketing Agency and helps the company to stay compliant and ensure that its business structure doesn’t overlap the local laws and regulations. It is important for every business in Brazil to follow certain rules and regulations formulated for the firm to stay aligned with the legislation of the land. It is the job of the compliance lawyer and the Business Integrity Officer to ensure that their clients’ business framework is compliant.
Bruno Fagali studied law in Sao Paulo from the reputed Pontifical Catholic University, one of the most reputed universities in the country. After completing his studies in law, he joined Radi, Calil and Associados Advogados and subsequently joined a few other law firms to gain experience. During these years, he worked under some of the most senior lawyers in Brazil and worked at some of the most complicated and challenging cases along with his mentors. It is what helped him gain the experience, exposure, and the practical knowledge of practicing law independently.
Bruno Fagali has single-handedly helped Fagali Advocacy become one of the most successful law firms in Brazil, which handles accounts of some of the most reputed corporate companies in the country. Bruno Fagali is well-known for his expertise in the field of compliance law, risk management, advising compensation committee, mergers and acquisitions, administrative law, civil law, and more.
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