Rondo Suspension Speaks To Societal Lack of Respect

Rajon Rondo was suspended for one game for his actions that were deemed detrimental to team as he became verbally argumentative with the Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle. While this may seem like a minor infraction and an overreaction by some, there are others that would cite this as a systemic problem within the society at large. It seems that there is an overall lack of respect for authority in today’s society. Marcio Alaor BMG knows that people do not need to look any further than the local news to find examples of people who have taken their disrespect of authority to a dangerous level. At least owner Mark Cuban and the team Head Coach Rick Carlisle were not willing to allow Rondo’s behavior to stand without punishment.

Think of it this way, if the young man in Ferguson, Missouri was taught to respect authority figures he would have never stolen those items from the local store. He would have not fought with the police officer who would need to shoot him to defend his own life. Had he learned the life important lesson to respect authority he might still be alive today. This is not to say Rondo or Brown had to agree with the authority figures actions or comments, but they still needed to have been respectful. If Rondo would have done that he probably wouldn’t have been suspended for a game. Brown would have hopefully lived, and both may have been better examples for today’s youth.

International Investment Company BRL Trust

BRL Trust is an international investment company that is based out of Brazil. It offers several standard fund services, along with additional asset plans. The company was founded in 2005 and began by providing private loans. Services were, then, expanded to include fund management, mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions. The financial services company has a number of experienced money management and legal professionals, who help to provide a transparent and trusted funds management service.

BRL Trust has a number of company policies that are widely accepted in today’s financial services markets. It has a transparent and disciplined company structure that does not tolerate money laundering or other violations of financial and professional ethical standards. A client portfolio is accepted for management, after it has been carefully analyzed for its ability to move profitably forward.

Several central and key services are offered to each client. A fund administration or asset management service is available that assesses a new financial account. BRL Trust, then, looks for investment opportunities for each investor. A level of risk is discussed with each portfolio owner, in order to determine which types of asset investments are appropriate. Each investor portfolio is evaluated, and a unique investment plan is put together.

Portfolio owners who wish to have a low risk plan for their investment fund, will be supported in this decision. Low risk investment plans may include investing in real estate transactions that are long term in profitably, for example. Low risk stock and commodities selections often include stable government sponsored capital assets. A client who wishes to have more of a risk and possibly higher rates of return may elect to invest in short term capital markets or in tech start up ventures, for example. The level of risk that can be tolerated is discussed with each new portfolio investor.

BRL Trust offers asset underwriting for numerous financial securities. This type of asset service allows the company to provide assets to investors that have been directly sponsored. Clients may elect to invest in capital market assets that can give exceptional results, for example. Each client is evaluated and briefed about certain risk levels that are associated with newer financial securities, before all transactions are completed for an individual investment portfolio. The purpose of BRL Trust is to gain the best rate of return on all portfolio investments that have been placed into their professional management.

Dr. Rod Rohrich teaches the importance of moving with the times in Plastic Surgery


Dr. Rod Rohrich has become one of the most respected and important plastic surgeons in the World following his pioneering work as the head of the Plastic Surgery Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Rod Rohrich has spent a large amount of time studying at different medical centers around the World before arriving at UT Southwestern and heading up his own department, the different areas of plastic surgery he has studied have made him a much sought after speaker and teacher for different groups. Dr. Rod Rohrich has spent a large amount of time creating and perfecting new techniques he hopes will improve the field of plastic surgery and reduce the number of problem cases the medical industry is faced with.

Dr Rod Rohrich embarked on his career at UT Southwestern after a successful stint at Oxford University in the UK, where he was taught a large amount about the treatment of pediatric cases in plastic surgery. From there Dr Rod Rohrich returned to the US and began a career that takes in a practical side to plastic surgery in the operating room and the completion of a number of academic papers at regular intervals that are used as teaching and learning tools by individual surgeons and larger groups around the World.

In his role as a teacher, Dr. Rod Rohrich addressed the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2014 and called upon his colleagues to look at the latest approaches to plastic surgery that are available in the field. During his lecture in Dallas, Texas, Dr Rod Rohrich stated the continued use of the term face lift should be phased out as the modern procedure bore little to no relation to that used when the term was coined. The surgeon explained that almost every plastic surgery procedure completed in the modern World was a combination of many different techniques and options made available through many hours and years of research and study. Dr Rod Rohrich also argues that the use of the most modern techniques also made it easier for patients to avoid the many problems they could face with older, out of date techniques.

New England Roller Coaster Ride


The New England Patriots have had quite a few weeks. The deflate gate scandal dropped right after the AFC championship game two weekends ago and they immediately were immersed in drama and it wouldn’t stop until media day before the Super Bowl. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were questioned and berated by nearly everyone in the media nonstop, but things seemed to settle down once media day rolled around and everyone geared up to get ready for the game. It was inevitable for the mood to shift and the Patriots ended up winning the Super Bowl. Since then they have been partying in the streets. Rob Gronkowski has been chugging beer shot gun style in the street and shooting champagne all over the place and Blount held up a derogatory shirt aimed at making fun of Marshawn Lynch, although he took to twitter to say that he respects Lynch and it was just a joke. They have been living the high life this week, but the roller coaster they rode up on is about to take a big dip, as they are about to get slammed by the media again whenever the details of the deflate gate case come back as seen in the West Orlando News. Once that happens a media storm is going to take back over the airwaves, as people debate whether the Patriots won the Super Bowl because they cheated and what price they should have to pay for their actions.

Portland’s Success


The Portland Trailblazers have had hands down the best season that they have had in decades. They were hovering as a mediocre team in the Western Conference and have not been near the top of the standings for as long as anyone can remember. This year is completely different, as they truly have some superstars on their roster that have made them hands down one of the best teams in the West and undoubtedly one of the best teams in the entire National Basketball Association. CipherCloud stated there was a big scare in Oregon when Aldrige was injured earlier this year and said to be out for the remainder of the season, when it came out that he would have to have surgery on his thumb to repair a torn ligament that he had received in a game. This was particularly disturbing to the Trailblazers, as they have been enjoying this success probably more than any other team in the league this season and they have high hopes of making a run at an NBA title later this year. Aldridge decided to hold off surgery until the off-season, which is a truly remarkable and inspiring move, as he wants to see his teammates, his coaches and his city enjoy the success that they have been generating, and he does not want to see all of that come crashing down due to an injury that he received to his thumb.

Dr. Amen: Psychiatrist, Researcher, And Businessman

Dr. Daniel Amen is an author, lecturer, medical and psychiatric researcher, board certified psychiatrist, and professor. He was born in 1954 in Encino, Los Angeles and studied at Southern California’s Vanguard University, Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, where he earned his M.D. in 1982, Tripler Army Medical Center, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Amen is a specialist in brain disorders, director of the Amen Clinics, and a bestselling author. He’s widely known for providing innovative treatment to people suffering with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and a number of other disorders.

The staff at Dr. Amen’s clinics is known for the groundbreaking use of SPECT or single photon emission computed tomography to diagnose sub-categories of ADD and other disorders. Dr. Amen has done numerous studies on the brain injuries that affect professional athletes. He has been hired by the National Football League to consult on the post-concussion effect suffered by football players. Dr. Amen is double board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Amen has a variety of health related businesses. He has six Amen Clinics where he works with people with psychiatric disorders, owns and operates a series of websites through which he markets a range of dietary supplements, and is a popular speaker and prolific writer. Dr. Amen has also produced two television programs aired on PBS. They are: “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” and “Magnificent Mind at Any Age with Dr. Daniel Amen”.

Five of the 30 books Dr. Amen has written are New York Times best sellers. Some of his most popular works include:

  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness,
  • Healing Anxiety and Depression, Making a Good Brain Great: The Amen Clinic Program for Achieving and Sustaining Optimal Mental Performance,
  • The Brain in Love: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life,
  • Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Natural Ways to Unleash Your Brain’s Maximum Potential,
  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted
  • The Amen Solution: The Brain Healthy Way to Get Thinner, Smarter, Happier
  • Unleash the Power of the Female Brain
  • The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life, co-authored by D. Amen, Pastor Rick Warren, Mark Hyman and Mehmet Oz is Dr. Amen’s best known book.

Love Return to Minnesota


Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers in a way, did what LeBron James famously did several years ago when he packed his bags and took his talents to south beach and slammed the door in the face of the Cavaliers. It is a bit ironic that Kevin Love did the same thing to the fans that loved him in Minnesota, as LeBron lured him to Cleveland to team up and go for a championship run. LeBron also bailed on Miami when he decided to make his return to Cleveland, even though the fans in Cleveland felt so scorned by the king that they burnt his jerseys in the streets and trash talked him as much as humanely possible. Of course they welcomed him back with open arms and apologized, however, because then again, he is LeBron James. Kevin Love will be making his return to Minnesota in a few days and he has stated to the media outlets that he fully expects to be booed by the Timberwolves fans and he definitely is going to. Andrew Wiggins definitely doesn’t like Kevin Love, as the trade that Love made sent him to Minnesota and prevented him from teaming up and coming directly under the wing of LeBron James. It is safe to say there is some bad blood in Minnesota, stated Gianfrancesco Genoso, and they are not going to like seeing Kevin Love back in the building playing against them.

Media Day


With the media circus that has absolutely taken over the National Football League this week due to the deflate gate scandal involving the New England Patriots deflating balls in the AFC championship game last Sunday, there has been hardly any talk about the actual Super Bowl that is less than a week away. Thankfully it is finally time for media day and it is going to probably be the most interesting media day in the history of the NFL.  Slow Ventures always notices that Media day is always wild as it is, with questions coming from every single angle imaginable, but this one is going to be crazy. There is sure to be big time questions coming at Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in regards to the scandal, which will probably be the bulk of the interest during media day. There is also the trash talk that Richard Sherman is without a doubt going to come with. He always makes it interesting with the choice words that he picks when he calls opposing players out and he has already started the trash talk against Tom Brady and the entire organization over the weekend. Perhaps the most interesting thing of media day and what a lot of people are looking forward to the most is how Marshawn Lynch is going to act during the interviews. He has been called comical by a lot of people and childish by others, but it is definitely entertaining seeing him get creative with the interviews.

Tech Nerds Are Turning To FreedomPop for Service

Are you tired of paying high prices for data usage on your mobile phone service? If so, you are not alone. Tens of millions of smart phone and tablet users struggle with the growing process of data consumption. As more and more applications require a data connection to function, smart phones use more data than ever before. Plus, with many current data plans, if you watch a single movie over your phone, the entire allotment of data for your month is completely wiped out, which in turn is going to bring out high data rates charged throughout the rest of the month. With FreedomPop though, you have the ability to only spend $5 a month and have access to tens of millions of hotspots throughout the country. This way, there is a great chance you may never need to use data again. In fact, you may actually be able to shut down a large portion of your mobile bill all together. 

FreedomPop is based out of Los Angeles. The company, which started in 2013, has signed agreements with major chains throughout the country, such as McDonalds, Starbucks, Burger King and others. All of these different major chains allow individuals to access their wireless Internet service by simply opening up the FreedomPop application on the mobile phone or tablet. The device then automatically connects to the Internet connection and the phone is able to work there. With almost every city having dozens of these different locations, it is possible to have a strong connection just about anywhere. 

Of course, only paying $5 a month is also a good way to save on mobile phone payments as well. FreedomPop allows users to talk over Wi-Fi signals. This way, phone calls can be made using this feature, which cuts down on the number of minutes a person uses. This way, instead of being forced to overpay for an unlimited play through a traditional mobile phone service provider, you can instead opt into a plan that only has a very small amount of minutes and almost no data. With the FreedomPop feature, you can make phone calls over the Internet and never have any of the minutes count towards your allowed amount. This way, you are actually saving a considerable amount of money and you do not need to actually increase your data requirements. In fact, you may be able to cancel your service all together. You can find the FreedomPop Photon mobile hot spot on Amazon or download their app for your tablet or phone on the iTunes store or GooglePlay.

Mark Ahn’s Take On Leadership in 2015

Mark Ahn is an experienced leader in the fields of military, academia and business. He has profiled the following top trends in regards to leadership skills in 2015. Taking a good look at these observed trends can fine tune the leadership skills of one during this coming year.

Learn From Those Who Came Before You

One should understand that good leadership is timeless and not get distracted by some of the latest fads that seem fashionable at the time. Some of the best leadership lessons and principles can be gleaned from old sources because of the fact that leadership ideas that work have been very stable over the years.

Lead With Integrity

Integrity is definitely one of the most valued leadership skills that works across any business sector. Employees and others that are being led will respect someone who they know can be trusted to act with integrity and in a reliable fashion.

Exercise Good Judgment

Good judgment will almost always increase the productivity of a business and keep things stable within the workplace. The key is that this must be balanced with courage and character while maintaining flexibility.

Lead By Example

This basically is the old principle of not asking someone to do a task that you are not willing to do yourself. You should show and not just tell someone things.

Remain Humble

Humility is a key trait of any leader. Do not be arrogant and avoid tips and knowledge that the employees you are leading may be uniquely positioned to provide you with. It is best to take everything into consideration and then make a careful decision with all of the facts known. Even the best leaders will make mistakes and it is how one responds in those situations which determines the true character of a leader.