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The Life And Unique Qualities of QNet CEO Vijay Eswaran

Vijay Eswaran, the CEO of QNet, is also a great author of many books covering topics in the business and social arenas. He was born in 7 October 1960 in Petang Malaysia. He is known for his great contributions in perpetuating entrepreneurship and imparting successful business practices. He has features in many magazines including the Forbes magazine for his great success and contribution. Aswaran graduated from the London School of Economics with a socio-economic degree. You may note that he is a hard working person from his great history. Immediately after graduating from the London School of Economics, he embraced several jobs including plucking grapes and driving cubs for a living. This is not all you may learn about Vijay, read on to get some facts about his career and achievements.

You have heard about the QI group before. Well, this is an e-commerce firm that hosts businesses in various fields including travel, media, telecommunications, and corporate investments among others. More info seems to be posted on YouTube all the time. All this came about courtesy of Vijay’s efforts and dedication. He co-founded this company in the year 1998 and its impact today cannot be overlooked. The QI has offices in nearly ten countries thereby confirming the fact that it is managed by well equipped people. Among this group is Vijay who forms their leader and strategic planner.

Vijay Eswaran has also been highlighted as being philanthropic due to his actions towards the society. Through his foundation (Vijayaratnam Foundation), he has managed to extend great resources to the society by offering mentorship programs, donations and charity programs that have changed the lives of many people. Therefore, his actions are admirable considering that most successful people tend to remain dormant as far as giving back to the society is concerned. His philanthropic tendencies saw him categorized among the 48 ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’ in Forbes Asia.

It is also imperative to note that Vijay has been identified as a good speaker and author. He has featured in big forums including the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and the World Economic Forum. He managed to address different issues that every entrepreneur would like to hear about. Vijay is a good author and he successfully released his first publication in 2005 titled In the Sphere of Silence. He also wrote other books such as In the Thinking Zone, which features a collection of thoughts about life and how to maneuver through different situations. Generally, the contributions that Vijay has made in both the social and economic spheres cannot be overlooked.


Beneful Helped My Pet To Eat More

I’m the owner of a Pit Bull dog, and I was very uneducated when I first bought my dog. I thought that by treating my dog, exactly how my parents treated our dog when I was a child, that I would have a healthy dog. Unfortunately, I used to feed table scraps to my dog, and if I could afford it, I’d make him a big steak once in a while. I was truly misinformed as to what types of foods dogs needed to eat, and I didn’t think twice about feeding the dog the same things that I had for dinner.

I lived alone, so I would only make enough food for myself, and maybe a little extra for the dog. I notice my dog was sluggish, and when I took him for walks, he wasn’t as playful as he was when I first got him. I took him to the veterinarian, and they told me that the dog was unhealthy. I was told to feed the dog better food, and to stop giving the dog the foods that I was eating. I was informed that the steak I would give the dog, is okay for him, from time to time.

I asked for a type of food suggestion for my dog, and I was told to try Beneful. The veterinarian let me know that it’s the same food that he feeds to his dog, and it’s healthy, flavorful, and many pet owners choose it. I decided to do my research on the food, and become a better dog owner. From the research I gathered, Beneful has both wet and dry dog foods. Beneful even has soy versions of dog food, just in case I ever choose to stop feeding my dog meat, which I guarantee will not happen!

I started feeding Beneful to my dog, and I noticed he always wanted more. I increased his portion sizes, and my dog finally started getting bigger. He has always been a certain size, and it’s because he wasn’t getting the right nutrients from the foods I fed him. Beneful has really helped my dog to be healthier, eat more food, and enjoy the food that he’s eating. I wouldn’t choose any other food for my dog, after seeing how much my dog enjoys Beneful. I’m very glad I switched to feeding my dog Beneful wet and dry dog food on a regular basis. It has made some very positive changes.

First Person to Have Artificial Heart Leaves Hospital

Stan Larkin, a 24 year old man from Ypsilanti, Michigan is the first person to ever receive an artificial heart transplant according to a story on USA Today online and CNN by reporter Susan McGalla. When Larkin was 16 he discovered that he had arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia which is the cause for an irregular heart rhythm. ARVD is one of the leading causes of death in young adults. Unfortunately for the Larkin family Stan’s younger brother suffers from the same condition.

Stan was implanted with a defibrillator which kept his heart beating in a regular rhythm. Stan reported that one day the defibrillator went off 26 times. When he was admitted to the hospital doctors said his heart was operating at about 15%. What scary news that must be to receive.

Stan is now a proud recipient of a totally artificial heart. The heart is connected to two tubes which run to a 13 pound compressor that Stan carries in a backpack. The compressor works to pulse oxygen into the artificial heart. Stan was allowed to leave the hospital in order to celebrate Christmas with his family. He has even made trips to the mall and plans on attending church and visiting his younger brother in the hospital soon. And as for his younger brother- he also has artificial heart and doctors are hoping he can walk out of the hospital with a portable machine like Stan.

The Amazing Brain Of Drosophila

Team member of Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior at the Institute of Neurobiology Alfred Fessard, Jean-René Martin, is interested in Drosophila as neurobiology model, with a multidisciplinary approach, genetic behavior. He has recently presented rather surprising results of his work.

How brain activity was translated into specific behaviors? What are the neurons responsible for these behaviors? Drosophila is an excellent model organism to respond to such questions. In this experimental conference, Jean-René Martin presented a video regarding the amazing brain of flies.

In this video, he analyzes how Drosophila moves in space and time, he shows via this video that the fly avoids the center of an arena (centrophobie) and organizes its route in a very sophisticated manner (e.g. with a fractal-like temporality). The underlying brain structures are also presented and their homologies to mammalian brain structures, such as place cells. Drosophila is an excellent model organism to respond to such questions.

Other types of behavior in flies such as as sleep and addiction to ethanol, nicotine or cocaine can also be studied in Drosophila. In short, Alfred Fessard Jean-Rene Martin wants to make us discover how a fly chooses its way, organizes its time, or how it sleeps! No doubt, his videos are getting popular in scientific community especially with Ben Shaoul.

BRL Trust: The Basics

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A Team Of Professionals


Here at BRL Trust, we realize that the key to running a successful investment company is employing professionals who are passionate about the work they do. For this reason, we’re pleased to maintain a team of dedicated, diligent investment experts who work endlessly to ensure that every aspect of the customer’s portfolio is optimized and ideal. At BRL Trust, our professionals believe that collaboration and communication are the keys to attaining the customer’s complete satisfaction. As such, we like to continually confer with our clients to gain a firm grasp of their needs, values, and goals. Once we’ve attained this information, we can move forward with a customized strategic plan that will engender a fantastic return on investment (ROI).


Our Services


At BRL Trust, we like to provide a holistic set of services to ensure that our clients have every base covered. Some of the smart, savvy services we’re pleased to offer include:


Asset Underwriting


BRL Trust utilizes a professional underwriting service to optimize the work we perform on behalf of our customers. The underwriting service involves preparing the company for the purpose of raising funds that will be allocated in deals such as agribusiness receivables, debentures, and real estate receivables.


Funds Administration


The Securities Commission has authorized BRL Trust to work as a manager of investment funds. At this point, we successfully maintain 99 funds that total $18.25 billion.


Fiduciary Services


As a result of the increasing savviness of capital markets as well as perpetual developments within the global credit market, investors are becoming very demanding and discerning with respect to operations pertaining to collection, monitoring, and control. In responding to these developments, the professionals of BRL Trust offer a plethora of diverse, innovative services to optimize our ability to meet investor demands for reliability.

Laughing Gas to Cure Depression


A smile shows that you are in good moods. But it works the other way around too. If you smile even without feeling cheerful, you send signals to your brain and it will start producing some happiness hormones.

Can laughing gas be a faster way to making one happy? Being given the fact that laugh is more powerful than a smile, it will produce a bigger amount of hormones, hence give faster effects than smiles.

Logically, the psychologists supposed that it would work like that, and went directly to action to test their theories. The laughing gas, or Nitrous Oxide, as they call it in the lab, proved to have full effect on the patients. It is easy to administer, because the patients only need to inhale it, unlike the previous chemical substances that had to be injected or swallowed as pills.

The tested patients reported improvement after about two hours of being administered Nitrous Oxide.

One in 10 Americans suffers from clinical depression, so finding a sure way to cure it is one of the most important tasks at the moment. A hyper dose can be lethal, the doctors wanted to advise. But the procedures of administering the laughing gas to the patients are controlled, so no dangerous situations will occur. Bernardo Chua and other licensed professionals can be reached about this new depression treatment.

Why Do Startups Wither: With Dr. Mark Ahn

The Street first brought out this talk with Dr. Mark Ahn of Pukana Partners. It is a talk about how Dr. Ahn believes that biotech startups should manage their business. These companies are wholly unique in the marketplace, and they are going to fail if the management is not thinking in lengthy terms.

Dr. Ahn believes that these companies need to make sure that they have as many sources of funding as they can find. These companies will have to wait months or even years to get their products ready to sell, and having funding coming from a number of sources is going to help the company remain solvent while products are being tested.

When a company is waiting on a long cycle to get their products ready to sell, they must remember that the long term results of this work will be amazing. However, the company may not be hugely profitable until the company has waited its turn to get all its products out there.

When you are considering how you are going to get a startup off the ground, you need to remember Dr. Ahn’s advice. You have to be patient, and you must be willing to wait for the company to turn a profit.

Mark Ahn Educates, Innovates and Inspires

I was at a leadership conference last weekend with a plethora of amazing speakers, but one in particular stood out to me. Mark Ahn has been a leader in the biotech industry and I truly believe he works for the betterment of society. As far as role models go, you could do a lot worse. If you’re wondering about who the heck this Mark Ahn guy is, here’s a little background…

An extensive education and a long list of experiences are two things that Pukana Partners, Ltd. Principal Mark Ahn has working in his favor. This great leader in the field of biotechnology continues to come up with innovations that have vast potential to heal those suffering from medical ailments and diseases. He also serves as the CEO of Galena Biopharma, a company that tests numerous vaccines and prescriptions for their safety to the general public.

While Ahn’s leadership qualities have stood the test of time thanks to his work in these businesses and others, they are not the only marks in his favor. He is an extremely well-educated man who has a passion for research and writing, and that has come out in his long list of publications. The papers and books that he have written are a testament to his scientific knowledge; more than 50 peer-reviewed publications is an impressive accomplishment all in itself.

Another aspect of his career is the time that he spends in front of classes full of college students. He has taught at such educational institutions as the College of New Jersey, Portland State University and Carnegie Mellon University. In these positions, he has shared his enthusiasm for biotechnology with students who are interested in the field, mentoring them and passing on his extensive knowledge to them so that they can become the biotech leaders of the future.

He realizes that there are many ways to positively impact society, and money can go a long way toward improving people’s lives. To that end, he has created the Center for Civic and Community Engagement, which is located at the College of New Jersey. Its purpose is to develop ways of helping the community through philanthropy and to encourage students to think of ways they might use their future funds to the benefit of society. He also regularly consults biotech startups on how to succeed.

Ahn has worked in a variety of different settings, and in addition to his educational experience, he also spent some time in the Army, which helped him to see a different side of life and gain an appreciation for global dynamics. His time in New Zealand at Wellington’s Victoria University also expanded his horizons and helped him understand how far-reaching this industry truly is. As more and more exciting opportunities open up in this field, he will remain on the forefront of biotechnology as he continues to explore its myriad benefits.

Cavs, Thunder, and Knicks Make A Big Trade

Trade season in the NBA is now well underway and teams are making some big moves. The Cleveland Cavs traded Dion Waiters to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Knicks will receive 2019 second-round pick from Cleveland and Lance Thomas. Cleveland will receive Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, and a 2015 first-round pick from Oklahoma City.

This move should help all three teams. Cleveland has been struggling and needed a good wing defender and a scorer off the bench. Iman Shumpert can be a great defender, especially if he is motivated on a contending team. J.R. Smith has already won a sixth man award in his career and knows how to come off the bench and score. He is an improvement from Waiters because of his catch and shoot ability.

Oklahoma City has taken a chance on Dion Waiters, and one person at Beneful thinks it’s a great move. Waiters has not played as well this year, but he can score off the dribble and at a high rate. OKC is hoping that he can be a spark off the bench that will help with scoring when Durant or Westbrook are not on the floor.

The Knicks are basically gutting their roster with these trades. They are creating cap room so they can go out and sign some big name free agents this off-season. Although they don’t claim to be tanking, gutting their rosters of such big contributors means they should also have a good chance at a top lottery pick in the upcoming draft.




NCAA Verifies It’s Playoff System


Ohio State gave a black eye to Oregon last night and in the process made the new championship series relevant. The Buckeyes ranked 4th and sporting a 3rd string quarterback, upset the No. 1 Crimson Tide in the game before the championship and then totally demolished the Ducks in the National Championship game. A year ago this type of Cinderella team would not have been possible because the BCS only allowed for the top two teams to compete for the championship. Cardale Jones and Ezekiel Elliot led Ohio State in their victory but the defense deserves most of the credit. The Buckeyes turned the ball over four times but the defense limited the Ducks to 2-12 on third down and 0-2 on 4th down. The Buckeyes also controlled the ball for a total of 37:29 of possession time versus the Ducks 22:31. TCU was supposed to be in the 4th spot but the selection committee moved Ohio State into that spot and their decision, which caused contention, has been verified. The Buckeyes were supposed to be emotionally worn down after there victory over the Crimson Tide but it was the Ducks who looked to be sapped. Changing the BCS into the National Championship System was a good move for the NCAA, USA Today reported. This has allowed for competition and for underdogs to upset the favored and allowed fans like Dave and Brit Morin to see their team compete. What better to boost ratings then promoting an underdog?