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Biography: Larry Page

Lawrence Page aka Larry Page is a computer scientist and an Internet entrepreneur. He founded Google Inc. in partnership with Sergey Brin. In addition, he is the CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc.

Early Life

Larry was born on the 26th of March, 1973 in East Lansing, Michigan, U.S. His father is Carl Vincent Page; “Pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence”, as Will Smale said; a BBC reporter. In addition, his mother is Jewish, her name is Gloria and she used to be a computer programming instructor in Michigan State University; the same place where his father used to be a computer science professor. However, Lawrence was not raised in a religious way.

 Larry and Computers

Page’s house, as he said, was full of things that had to do with technology and first generation personal computers. When he was 6 years old, his parents let him play with their PCs, so he developed a love for technology and computers. Larry was the first kid in his school who made an assignment on a word processor. Lawrence’s brother was also a reason, because he taught him how to take everything apart and see how things worked. Later on, Larry realized how much he likes technology and was eager to know how to invent new things.

Education

Larry went to Okemos Montessori School from 1975 until 1979. In 1991, he graduated from East Lansing High school. Furthermore, when Larry was in high school he took saxophone classes for 2 summers.

As for university education; Page has a Bachelor Degree of science in computer engineering – University of Michigan.

In addition, He got a Master Degree of science in computer science – Stanford University.

Moreover, his PHD research that he did with Sergey Brin, Became the most searched and downloaded scientific document in the history of the internet.

More about Larry

Page likes investing in renewable energy technology. He encourages the idea of cars that work on electricity and in a present investor in Tesla Motors. Furthermore, he is married to Lucinda Southworth and has two children.

How To Start A Business

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Nowadays, entrepreneurs all over the world, plan to have their own businesses. In fact, owning a business is a hard journey that needs a lot of hard work, and many entrepreneurs end up failing the task. However, if your company ends up with success, you will feel that all the obstacles you went through were worth it. Here are some tips on how to start a business.

Carmencitta Magazine - how to start a new business 1Build a business plan

Once you know what kind of business you want to open, you need to start thinking about the purpose of your business, the target group of people you will be selling to, money providence, the cost of your startup, and your end goals. In fact, it is best to write those questions in a neat business plan, and answer them after thorough thinking.

Assess your finances

Carmencitta Magazine - how to start a new business 3Every business start needs a certain amount of money. This is why, you will need to gather up some money and put them aside. In fact, even though you will use the money from your bank account, you might also need to borrow some. Before you do so, ask about the bank that fits your requirements.

Register with the government

Carmencitta Magazine - how to start a new business 4In order to become an officially recognized business entity, you have to register with the government. In fact, this can be a hard thing, but you have to do it. Moreover, you will need “articles of incorporation” document that has: your business name, business purpose, corporate structure, stock details and other information about your company. However, if you do not make this step, you will be illegal, and if they catch you, you will lose everything.

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Brand yourself and advertise

In fact, when you plan your startup, you need to advertise. People will not know about you if you do not tell them. Moreover, social media is a great way to do that, and all you will need is some marketing experts.

 

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

In 1991, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, based in London, established a new group holding company. They called this new foundation: HSBC Holdings plc. Today, this multinational banking and financial services company with total assets of US$ 2.67 trillion, is ranked number 4 in the “world’s largest banks by total assets”. This Bank’s first branch was made in 1865, in Hong Kong, Shanghai. This is where HSBC initials come from:  Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Locations

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation has about 6,000 offices divided into 71 countries. These countries are located in North America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Europe, and South America. Furthermore, HSBC has over 60 million costumers which made it 2014’s world’s sixth largest public company.

Services

HSBC’s services are divided into 9 categories:

First, Consumer banking. HSBC gives its services by a bank to individual costumers rather than companies and groups.

Second, Corporate banking. A commercial bank that has to do with loans and deposits.

Third service, Investment banking. It helps people and governments raise their financial Capital.

In addition, Mortgage Loans services. They provide people with money to buy property by making some legal securities that allow them to put hands on one of your already owned properties.

Furthermore, the Private Banking services. Assistance given to people with a high net worth.

Next, we have the Wealth Management services. They help you and advise you on how to manage your wealth, taxes, and all the other legal papers.

Moreover, HSBC offers the Credit Cards services. HSBC gives you a card that allows you to pay for goods by promising that you will pay them back.

Finally, Finance and Insurance services. An economic service given by the finance industry which covers a big number of businesses that manage money.

Ill fame

Recently, HSBC has been known for being famous for the wrong reasons, such as, laundering money for Mexican cartels.

 

The Fliz Bike; A bicycle with no pedals

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Bicycles have been the same from years ago until today. Of course, there are some aspects that have changed such as the materials used, the bike’s design, and the technology used to make it faster. Other than that, bikes remain bikes; a two wheeled vehicles with two pedals that require you to use your legs in order to be transported from a location to another.

Carmencitta Magazine - Fliz Bike 1All the things mentioned above (the bike’s design) started to become boring to engineers and designers. This is why, they tried to change a little bit, but in fact, they changed a lot! Their latest invention that had to do with “bicycles” made the go wild and remove the part that has to do with pedals, and this is where “The Fliz Bike” came from.

Moreover, we cannot know if the changes were done for the better, but we surely can know that they were made for a more entertaining cycling experience.

Carmencitta Magazine - Fliz Bike 2In fact, The Fliz, is a German word that means the whiz or dash, has totally deleted the pedals part or the bicycle, and connected the two wheels by a somewhat bridge that has a thing similar to a life jacket hanging from it where you put your body and buckle up.

In addition, The Fliz works depending on the user’s legs. He or she has to walk, and slowly start running, which makes the wheels spin faster, and in turn, take the person to the desired location.

Furthermore, The Fliz has so many benefits such as, making your body move, providing easy exercise with no probability for him or her to feel hot because, due to its use outside, and its constant movement, the air keeps on cooling his or her body.

Finally, this invention has been subject to criticism, but the thing that should be noted is that it did not come to replace the original bicycle.

Philanthropist of the day; Cindy McCain

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Cindy Lou Hensley McCain was born on May 20, 1954. She is an American businesswoman, a humanitarian, a philanthropist, and the wife of the United States Senator as well as 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain of Arizona. Moreover, Cindy works with international nonprofit organizations. Care about knowing more about her, keep on reading this article.

Synopsis

Cindy was a very active woman in her husband’s 2000 bid for the Republican presidential nomination. After her husband lost the debate, she was chosen to be the Chairwoman of the Arizona delegation to the Republican National Convention. As a result, in 1988, she was able to found the AVTM; the American Voluntary Medical Team. Furthermore, Cindy is on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profit philanthropies, such as: Operation Smile, CARE, and The HALO Trust.

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Cindy Lou Hensley McCain was born, in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 20, 1954. In fact, McCain was an only child who was raised in her home city Arizona. For University, she went to the University of Southern California where she had her BA in education, and after that, an MA in Special education that enabled her to become a teacher in the University of Southern California.

John McCain

In fact, she met her husband John when she was in Hawaii with her parents on a vacation. At that time, he was still married but separated from his wife. Moreover, the two of them got married in Phoenix, on May 17, 1980.

Prescription Drug Addiction

In 1989, Cindy McCain developed an addiction to opioid painkillers. At that time, she had a surgery and was taking up to twenty pills a day. In fact, she made an agreement with an AVMT therapist who prescribed her illegal pills in the name of other 3 employees without their knowledge. However, in 1992, her parents made an intervention in order to force her to get help. As a result, she told her husband about this problem, and attended a drug treatment facility, where she received sessions and ended her three years of addiction.

A Very Big Shot

“Film Ktir Kbir”, litterally “A Very Big Shot”, is the only Lebanese movie that was part of Toronto Film Festival in its 40th session, which is one of the most prominent film festivals around the world and stands among Cannes, Berlin and Venice Film Festivals.

“Film Ktir Kbir”, written and directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, received a huge success where 450 persons attended its first session. Moreover, all the tickets were sold within few hours after the ticket selling announcement. It was well received by the press and film critics that it was compared to “Argo”.

The first show, on November 16, 2015, was allocated to the press with the presence of about seventy journalists and mass media from various media sectors. A conference was held after the show, during which the film was discussed with all talk show presenter Marcel Ghanem, who and Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, the film’s director and writer.

This movie is characterized by its interesting and straight to the point topic. It is a story that reflects the facts lived within the Lebanese society.

It is the story of a Lebanese drug smuggler who intends to stop this illegal business following the release of his younger brother from prison, and open a restaurant they can run together. But he had to face the refusal of the people he used to work with. The plot kept evolving until Ziad made a discovery that can change the whole course of events within a framework blended between laughter, humor and excitement.

It is important to mention the movie’s cast: Alain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine, Tarek Yaacoub, Alexandra Kahwaji, Wissam Fares, Georges Hayeck, Fadi Abi Samra. The dialogue is translated from Arabic into English and French.

“Film Ktir Kbir”, 105 minutes length, will be showing in cinemas across Lebanon as of November 19, 2015.

The Most Bizarre Inventions Part 2

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When it comes to inventions; any person, who is in a big need for something that will benefit him and his daily life, is able to create it if he sets his mind to it. For that reason, we have seen a lot of new and interesting inventions that had not only benefited the people who came up with them, but also all the humanity. However, everything has its limits, and there are some people who went extreme by creating the most bizarre inventions. Keep on reading this fun article and have a laugh with us.

The mood-altering Thync Module

Carmencitta-Magazine-The-Most-Bizarre-Inventions-Part-2.Thync is a device that has settings and buttons that will help you choose the mood you want to be in, and the mental state that you prefer to have. In the press release: “Based upon decades of research from neuroscientists and engineers from Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Arizona State University, Thync’s proprietary technology relies on low levels of pulsed electrical energy to signal specific neural pathways, allowing users to dial up or dial down their stress responses and energy levels.”

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Leftover Food Waste Fashion

This item was designed by a team of design students, and they called it fruitleather. Moreover, he team has figured out a way to turn leftover food into vegan leather, and the leather is later turned into cute little tote bags.

3D Printed Bridges

Carmencitta-Magazine-The-Most-Bizarre-Inventions-Part-4A Dutch company that is called MX3D is creating a 3D-printed bridge over an Amsterdam canal. Moreover, they claim that they can “3D print beautiful, functional objects in almost any form that are much larger and more efficiently produced than has been possible until now.”

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A 3D-print-machine that prints soil, water and seeds was created by a group of students. Maja Petek, one of the students credited with developing the project said: “In the project we tried to link art, nature and technology. The base of the project is a CNC machine designed to print a mixture of soil, water and seeds. The results are printed pictures that turn green over time.”

 

Biography of the day; Gwen Ifill

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Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill was born on September 29, 1955, and passed away on November 14, 2016. In fact, she was an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, an author, and a television newscaster. Moreover, Gwen was the managing editor as well as moderator of “Washington Week”, as well as the co-managing editor of PBS NewsHour, and co-anchor with Judy Woodruff. Furthermore, Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 American vice-presidential debates. She was the author of the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.

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Gwen Ifill was a very distinguished journalist, and one of the most successful female African American news correspondents of all time. In fact, she had worked for the most famous news networks of all times such as: the Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and PBS. She moderated two vice presidential debates and received 15 honorary degrees. Unfortunately, Ifill died of cancer on November 14, 2016 at the age of 61.

Early Life

 

Carmencitta Magazine - Biography of the day; Gwen Ifill 3Television news correspondent, Journalist, and news program moderator, Gwen Ifill was born in New York, New York, on September 29, 1955. In fact, Gwen was the daughter of a well-known minister, and grew up having faith in God because she had a strong religious upbringing. For College, Ifill went to Simmons College in Boston. Over there, she majored in communications, and through an internship got her first hands-on experience as a journalist; and this is where it all started. Moreover, she graduated in 1977, and went in order to work as a reporter for the Boston Herald-America. In fact, with her position in Baltimore’s Evening Sun, Ifill began getting interested in politics, towards which, she threw all of her attention. While there, Ifill had her first opportunity in front of the cameras as the host of a news show for a local public television station.

A Device That Can Read Your Emotions

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When it comes to knowing how the other person is feeling, it can be tricky thing for humans. Imagine how hard it can be for a device! In fact, this hard thing was not hard enough for scientists as they invented a new system that is able to predict how a person is feeling with an accuracy of 87 percent.

How does it Work?

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In fact, researchers say that the system works by receiving wireless signals off a human being. Moreover, there is a dubbed EQ Radio that analyzes the signals that it gets from a person’s body. After that, the device monitors the person’s breathing as well as his or her heartbeat. In fact, for the device to detect such things, the body needs to be hooked up by a host of sensors which are used in order to detect someone’s emotions.

A very important benefit

Inventors sad that applying this kind of methods in order to know how a person is feeling, can have a major health care benefit; this system is able to determine if you are on the way of getting depressed before even you knowing that. “The idea is that you can enable machines to recognize our emotions so they can interact with us at much deeper levels,” those words were said by Fadel Adib; a doctoral student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and a helper in creating the design of the system.

4 Categories

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In fact, the device is designed so that it can detect 4 categories of emotions such as: excited, happy, angry, and sad. Moreover, once it detects your emotions, the system combines them and traces the results onto a graph where one axis represents arousal and the other represents whether your emotion is positive or negative. After that, the graph will be used in order to classify your emotion into one of the four broad categories.

 

Top investment ideas

Investing Beginner

Are you an investing beginner? Do you want to learn how to start investing and how to make money?  For many beginners the thought of parting with your money is quite hard; and even scary at times.

First of all you need to know that you don’t need to invest in many investments to achieve success. Here you are some of the top investment ideas. So, you only have to pick one or two of them.

Real Estate

Real estate is serious business. Furthermore, if you are looking for well-protected investments, then you should invest in real estate. People are always in need of houses and buildings, such as luxury mansions, average duplexes, small flats, office buildings, and warehouses. They look to either buy or rent buildings and structures, and they sometimes need to consult real estate experts. This explains why the real estate industry abounds with business opportunities.

Gold

Unlike most of the other investment options, gold’s value is continually on the rise as the dollar keeps depreciating in value. In other words, investing your money in gold form of jewelry or in bars is a successful idea.

Stock Market

Investing your money in the stock market is a bit of excitement. Moreover, it is somehow risky. While earning money is so easy and fast, losing money is also fast. Just you need to know that you do not lose too much money if your stock picked well.

Forex

On of the top investment ideas, Though very risky especially for the less experienced, trading foreign exchange on the currency market can be an interesting activity as well as great source of investment income.

Mutual Funds

It is a simple way to invest. All what you have to do is to choose a particular type of fund. Then direct them to your fund manager and he will do the rest.

 

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