Which is the Origin of Kabbalah?

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There may be no one knowing the source of Kabbalah. It is of the ancient times, and it got lost in time, mythology and space. It is just like other marvels that exist in the world today such as Tarot and chess. Those who are experienced Kabbalists have a belief that the basics of the spiritual system initially began on the banks of Nile River in Egypt and that happened in the past. It is said that Moses is the one who was responsible for the transformation of the wisdom and knowledge in Exodus. He did this so that he can build a society that was modern and enlightened.

Afterward, the Jewish throughout the centuries continued to practice Kabbalah. It was practiced as a branch of Judaism. The aim was to get the questions that were not addressed by Torah regulations and practices answered. At the time, there was orthodox that was deeply rooted in the society, and they would accuse the Kabbalists false thoroughly. That explains why the Kabbalist did their training in secret and later would present their teachings in the form of esoteric Bible interpretations. As you may know from history, there are spiritual and esoteric sects that have always been hunted by the mainstream religions. Such include Muslims and some Christians.

There is the traditional creation story of Kabbalah. The story relates to Adam and says that he received Kabbalah wisdom after he fell from Eden. He received the manual that explained to him how to be able to go back to heaven, and that is the Kabbalah. Afterward, Adam passed the knowledge and wisdom to his sons, and it continued to be passed from generation to generations. Finally, the understanding reached Adam, and some Kabbalists have a belief that Abraham was the one responsible for writing the first Kabbalist book which is called Safer Yetzirah or the formation book.It is believed that Moses later received the Kabbalah on Mount Sinai. It is believed he receive directly from God. There was then oral transmission from one generation to other thanks to the brilliant leaders who could not be deterred by the community who had negative thoughts about them.

Clay Siegall leads the way in development of targeted cancer drugs

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Clay Siegall is the founder and CEO of Seattle Genetics, a firm dedicated to the development of new drugs in the fight against cancer. Since 1998, Dr. Clay Siegall has led the firm to the development of the world’s first FDA-approved antibody drug conjugate, ADCetris. Today, the company holds over 20 patents and has eight drugs currently in the development pipeline.

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Dr. Siegall founded Seattle Genetics in 1998 shortly after leaving a senior research post at Bristol-Myers Squibb. At the start, he had a little more than a small staff of researchers and a thin budget. By 2001, Siegall was ready to lead the company in its IPO. This event, the largest biotech IPO in history, raised over $1.2 billion and infused Seattle Genetics with sufficient capital to continue on their mission to develop new and innovative drugs in the fight against cancer.

Over the next decade, the firm developed a number of patented processes and novel drugs that would go on to become staples in various areas of cancer treatment. In 2011, ADCetris, an antibody drug conjugate, became the first drug of its kind to be approved by the FDA for use in actual treatment of cancer patients. The drug was initially approved for use in refractory cases of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but it is now being considered for a wide range of other possible diseases.

Seattle Genetics currently has eight drugs in the development pipeline. Dr. Siegall hopes that these drugs will prove effective across a wide array of cancer types. With the proven success of ADCetris, Dr. Siegall is confident that these new drugs in development will soon be FDA-approved and on the shelf within the next 5 to 10 years.

The potential of this class of drugs almost cannot be overstated. Because of their ability to target only malignant tissue, antibody drug conjugates have the potential to become a cure for many types of cancer. This is due to the property that these drugs do not systemically release cytotoxic agents. It is the systemic release of cytotoxins that caused the horrendous side effects of chemotherapy. By eliminating this problem, antibody drug conjugates promised to radically increase the therapeutic window available to fight malignant tissue. This may allow total destruction of the malignancy and just one course of treatment.




Flavio maluf: Innovative Leadership In Environmental Business Practices

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Flavio Maluf is the current president of the Brazilian-based Eucatex, an innovative company that has been around for generations. Under Maluf’s leadership, Eucatex is currently continuing its reputation for their use of unique materials such as Eucalyptus to create environmentally friendly home goods like tiles, paints, and thin high and medium density fiberboard. Eucatex exports products to various countries outside of Brazil while developing manufacturing protocols which continue to serve as an example of environmental sustainable business practices.


Flavio Maluf has done a great deal to advance his company’s growth and image as an eco-friendly leader in the manufacturing realm. Founded in 1951, Eucatex has always been a pioneer on the forefront of environmental business practices even at a time when regulations were practically nonexistent, the company took steps to mitigate environmental damage by creating safe products while still managing to produce a sizable profit. In addition, Eucatex owns its own recycling plant enabling it to avoid landfills and further pollution.


Flavio Maluf has been extremely skilled at keeping Eucatex in the black while remaining true to its ecologically based business model. Using today’s technologically advanced platforms, he has created a voice for himself and his business. Maluf is a graduate of the prestigious FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil and served as president of Grand Food prior to his current position. Through his SlideShare presentations, Maluf serves as a mentor to entrepreneurs worldwide. His blog is a well sought out resource for those in the business community looking for advice on anything from how to best interview to overall sucess in the work environment.


Flavio Maluf joined Eucatex in 1987. After becoming president a decade later, Maluf started modernizing the business through expansion and mass exportation to close to 37 countries throughout the world. Subsequently, he grew his market by a staggering 30% recording substantial profits in the process.


Under Maluf’s leadership, Eucatex has become a recognized model for producing environmentally friendly products resulting in numerous certifications offering proof of their commitment to the environment through responsible handling and choice of materials. This makes Eucatex and its captain, Flavio Maluf, champions at the crossroads of business and environmental protection.









Lime Crime – Unicorn Hair Re-Imagined

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The company Lime Crime recently launched a new line of semi-permanent dyes called “Unicorn Hair“. They offer up a variety of thirteen colors, with cute and catchy buzz-word names like: “Sext”, “Dirty Mermaid”, and “Anime”. According to the company’s website, with proper care the 100% vegan and cruelty-free dyes will last up to six weeks before requiring reapplication, which is fairly typical for semi-permanent dyes. The dyes come in two different types, ‘full coverage’, which is ideal for vibrant colors on light bleached/platinum hair, and ‘tints’ which will create a pastel color on light blonde hair. It is suggested that the product be applied to medium to light blonde hair for the best results.


At sixteen dollars per 6.76 fluid ounce bottle, they’re a bit pricey for what they are, especially when compared to similar products on the market. The site recommends using 2 jars for thinner past-the-shoulder length hair and 2-3 jars for thicker hair of the same length. All told, that costs the consumer around $32-$48 per application. Though it is somewhat expensive, it’s still significantly less than going to a salon and far less damaging to the hair. 


One of the draws of these products is that when they’re applied to evenly bleached/lightened hair, they will fade gracefully over time. Even if the initial desired result is a bright and vibrant color, most users will be happy to see the color fade to a more pastel tone as time passes, and it’s easy to re-apply when desired. The application process is simple and straight-forward: Apply in one inch strips with an applicator brush from root to tip on clean, dry hair and process for up to two hours for a more vibrant result or as short as thirty minutes for a more pastel shade. There are no harsh chemicals and it won’t bleed onto your pillow case or clothing, making it relatively mess-free. Unicorn Hair by Lime Crime seems like a great way to keep your hair on-trend with no damage and a variety of color options. http://www.naimies.com/manufacturer/lime-crime

Goettl Expands Its Las Vegas Market Share

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The Goettl Air Conditioning brand is currently continuing its aggressive return to the Las Vegas market after spending almost a decade outside the market of one of the largest cities in Nevada. Under the leadership of owner Ken Goodrich the Goettl Air Conditioning company is looking to return to the home city of the owner and CEO who cut his own teeth repairing Goettl brand units across Las Vegas; in a bid to reenter the market in an effective way Goettl has merged with a number of leading Las Vegas based air conditioning and plumbing companies with established business contracts in place.

Two of the latest Las Vegas based companies to merge into the Goettl family have been Paradise Air and Las Vegas Air whose owners gave numerous reasons why the merger with Goettl made sense for themselves and their employees. The addition of both companies adds around 20 employees and 15 trucks to the Goettl company, and allows the brand historically headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona to add existing customers in the residential and commercial sectors to its ever growing list of companies. One of the partners in Las Vegas Air explained to the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he felt the merger provided his employees with a level of security and benefits he would normally be unable to provide.

Adam and Gust Goettl were born in Austria and made their way to Springfield, Ohio in the 1920s and made their name developing heating elements used to defrost frozen pipes during harsh northern winters. After arriving in Arizona during the Great Depression the brothers switched their attention to developing cooling units that were unavailable in the region during the 1930s and quickly found themselves the owners of around 100 patents.

The development of the Goettl brand has continued at a fast rate since ken Goodrich took control in 2013 and has looked to return the company to Las Vegas as he feels this is the true home of the brand. Recently awards and recognition have flowed towards Goettl with the brand named as one of the top companies in Arizona in terms of reputation.


High-octane, Austin-born Lobbyist to the Rich and Powerful

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Andrea McWilliams is an Austin-based lobbyist and philanthropist. She is co-founder of the Texas-based consulting firm, McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants with her husband, Dean. For her work within the agency, McWilliams was rated by the Austin Business Journal as being the number one lobbyist in Texas during the year 2009. In addition to her work crafting policy within the legislative arena, Andrea McWilliams has also served on the boards of over 10 non-profit organizations including, Texas Lyceum, Mexi–Arte Museum, Arthouse, Rise Across Texas Challenge, the Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, Austin Children in Crisis, Pioneer Farms, and many others. McWilliams is a native-Austinite, having been raised only a short distance from the Texas Capitol. Her father’s restaurant businesses, a hamburger place on Congress Avenue and later a cafeteria near the Texas Workforce Commission, always kept her in proximity with the political culture of Austin. She began working as a junior staffer at the Austin Capitol at the age of twenty and was subsequently granted the title of Chief of Staff the following year. Her political dexterity has been reported on by CNN, NPR, USA Today, and the BBC. In addition to her role as an influential lobbyist, Andrea McWilliams has wielded her authority in the sphere of public fundraising. Rooted in her own battle with cancer, Andrea McWilliams has helped to raise millions of dollars to aid cancer prevention within central Texas. During 2014, Austin’s Seton Breast Cancer Center named their screening room after McWilliams. During her career, Andrea has received the 2016 Texas Businesswoman of the Year Finalist designation, the “Austin Under 40” Award, and has been featured in the Austin American-Statesman as a part of the “Glossy 8” list. Andrea McWilliams currently resides in the historic Enfield district of Austin with her husband and three children.


Unicorn Hair Dye by Lime Crime

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 Lime Crime is line of makeup and beauty products. It was launched in October of 2008 by Doe Deere. Deere created Lime Crime to feature bright, neon, or unsual colors after she realized that there was not a lot of brightly colored makeup on the market. Lime Crime’s beauty products are certified 100% vegan and cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny. Lime Crime has launched two different lines of lipstick: one called Unicorn Lipstick, and a line of liquid lipstick, called Velvetins. Recently, Lime Crime launched a line of hair dye, called Unicorn Hair Dye.


Unicorn Hair Dye is a line of semi-permament hair dye and comes in a variety of bright colors, which fits perfectly into the ongoing trend of Lime Crime. There are two types of dye: full coverage dye and tint dye. The difference between the two is that full coverage dye has more pigment and creates a more vivid look, while tint dye will produce more of a pastel color. Unicorn hair dye is semi-permanent, meaning that it will gradually wash out over time. Just like it’s makeup counterparts, Unicorn Hair Dye is certified 100% vegan and cruelty free.


Lime Crime’s founder, Doe Deere, has been a lover of makeup and beauty for as long as she can remember. She believes that makeup is a form of self-expression and freedom. She believes that beauty is not defined by looks or nature, but by what feels right in the moment. Her continuously growing success with Lime Crime proves that people all around the world feel the same.


How Does Troy McQuagge Distinguish Himself As A CEO?

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There are quite a few CEOs around the world who are collecting their paychecks every year without doing much, but Troy McQuagge is one who is making his company better every year, and he was recently honored at the World CEO Awards. The honor that he was given for the work that he has done to ensure that the USHealth Group is a growing and strong insurance company. The work that he has done in his industry is difficult to match, and this article explains how he is ensuring the world of insurance must catch up with the USHealth Group.


#1: How Did He Start His Career?


Troy came to the USHealth Group to ensure that the company could grow, and he was tasked with giving the company a focus that it did not have in the past. He started by ensuring that the firm was focusing on customer care. He wants all the people who have insurance through the company to be comfortable, and he wants them to know that they are welcome to contact the firm at any time. They sell family policies, but the company has a number of large group accounts that they are known for.


#2: How Does Group Insurance Work At USHealth Group?


Group insurance is the largest part of the business of USHealth Group’s business, and they are partnering with companies every day to build new plans that will serve employees. The employees that are searching for care may contact the company for help, and they will find it much easier to use the company’s services simply because they are responsive. The take the insurance from their employer, and the company will create a number of plans that will work for everyone involved. They offer more than one choice, and the customer will make their final decision.


#4: Why Is Troy The Perfect CEO For USHelath Group?


The USHealth Group is a large firm that has a long track record of service to customers, and they are giving something that others cannot. They have one of the largest customer care departments in the world, and they have built the department to ensure that it is a place where all customers may feel comfortable. Anyone who has questions about their policy may contact the firm, and Troy believes more than anything in reaching out their customers.


Troy’s career at the USHealth Group is one that has ensured there are many happy people who are using their plans every day. They have expanded their services to everyone who needs it, and they are continuing to expand after Troy has won this major award for all that he has done. His legacy will be the growth of an insurance giant.





Beneful Dog Food Collection Found At Target

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Target has a good selection of dog food to pick from. One of the brands you may recognize on the shelf is Beneful. The variety that can be found ranges from dry kibble, canned food, to treats.Beneful dry dog food is very popular. Target carries a wide selection including the original, healthy weight, playful life, incredibites, and healthy puppy. The Beneful originals 3.5 pound bag will cost $5.99, the 15.5 pound bag costs $13.99, and the 31.1 pound bag is $26.99. Target carries those three sizes for the healthy weight formula as well. The playful life only comes in the 15.5 pound bag for $13.99. Healthy puppy is only available in two sizes, 6.3 pounds for $9.79 and 15.5 pounds for $13.99. For the smaller breeds, Incredibites comes in a 3.5 pound bag for $5.99 and a 15.5 pound bag for $12.99.

Target also carries some of the canned food. Incredibites wet food comes in a variety pack containing 12 cans and 3 flavors your dog will love. Each can is 3 ounces and the pack costs $7.49. Beneful prepared meals are 10 ounce food cans for the larger dogs. Target carries a variety pack that contains 3 flavors and 6 cans for the low price of $10.59. The Beneful Medleys Sampler Pack has 12 3 ounce cans provided in 3 different flavors for the price of $7.49.

When your pup needs a treat, Beneful has that covered as well. From tender to crunchy, your dog will find a favorite flavor. Their Baked Delights come in fun shapes and the price varies from flavor and shape. Beneful also makes dental treats to help control plaque and bad breath with the Healthy Smile line. Again, the price varies by size. Beneful also has new treats, Break-N-Bites that come in tender and crunchy. They are great for training and cost $6.99 per bag.When looking for Beneful to cover your dog food and treat needs, Target has a great selection for a good price.

When You Need a Fast Loan

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If you operate a small or medium-sized business, the chances are that from time to time you may encounter problems with funding for operating expenses. You might just squeak by with payroll sometimes. This can happen in fluctuating markets and unstable times and more information click here.

So if you own equities and that happens to your business, the chances are that you have thought about using your equities first as collateral for a loan. Rather than liquidating them and using the proceeds, you wonder if a loan against those equities as collateral is possible

Of course it is possible. If you go to a conventional lender, they will tell you to draw up a business proposal and disclose what the loan is for. Then they will offer to use your equities for a loan if the government lets them. They are allowed to lend only so much of their reserves as collateral for equities. Then, the interest rate will be very high on a very low loan-to-value ratio.

That is where Equities First comes in. They are a private company, so no one is going to tell them whether they can lend money or not. They will lend up to 80% of the value of your equities. They will do so at a much, much lower interest rate than the conventional lenders. They will not ask you the purpose of the loan. If you have the equities they will lend the money without asking any questions.

If you are thinking about an equity loan, see Equities First US, first! There is a reason they have that name and contact the equities.