YouTuber Kim Dao absolutely loves Pokémon. She has filmed numerous vlogs over the past few years taking viewers to Pokémon Centers around Japan. In one of Kim’s latest vlogs, she visits a brand new Pokémon Center in Asakusa with her good friend Toph. This vlog is called, “Japan Vlog: NEW Pokemon Center in ASAKUSA & Harajuku | KimDao in JAPAN ft Amadofu.

 

At the start of the vlog, Kim Dao introduces us to Toph at the Tokyo Solamachi shopping mall. They are both extremely excited to check out the goodies at the Pokémon Center.

 

As Kim Dao walks towards the center, she spots a vending machine with cute Pokémon miniature characters. She decides to spend ¥300 to try and get a Pikachu figurine. Unfortunately, Kim Dao gets a Squirtle toy. Learn more: http://www.kimdaoblog.com/p/contact.html

 

In front of the Pokémon Center a few giant Pikachus are walking around. Kim Dao sees tons of limited edition Pikachu stuffed animals in front of the store. She is so tempted to buy all the Pikachu-related items, but in the end she only purchases two Pikachu plush keychains. Learn more: https://www.depop.com/kimdaoblog

 

A few moments later, Kim Dao and Toph go to a nearby restaurant for lunch. Kim Dao orders chocolate milk in a Max Brenner Alice cup to start off with. She then eats a chicken pesto pizza while Toph eats a cuatro pizza and salad. Learn more: https://www.odigo.jp/profile/kimdao

 

After lunch, Toph takes Kim Dao to a fancy dessert bakery called Magnolia’s. Kim orders a slice of blueberry cheesecake and Toph orders a red velvet cupcake.

 

The video closes with Toph and Kim Dao walking through a bunch of stores in Harajuku. They also have some fun taking pictures in a Barbie photo booth. Learn more: http://kimdao.net/

 

 

When my team of crime scene investigators is assigned a cold case, we have to retrace steps that may have been taken months or years ago. The one thing we have become to rely on more than anything else in solving these type cases is the help from informants. Even those who wish to remain anonymous are extremely helpful because they share information that we may have never had a chance to uncover without them. This month, my team was trying to break a cold cash that was going to let a killer back on the streets if we could not find solid evidence fast.

 

We have tried to collect evidence without help, but when you are dealing with a case that is so old, nothing is where it was during the crime. Eyewitnesses can often point us in a direction that we may have missed, and that was our hopes with this case. We knew no weapon was ever recovered in this crime, and we knew somebody knew where it could be. We decided to head to the jail this suspect was spending his last few days to try and rattle his cage so to speak.

 

We knew the jail had installed the Securus Technologies inmate call monitoring system, and it was going to play a key role in getting us help. This company has 2,500 systems in jails around the country, making the world safer in their own way. Once the inmate got wind we were in the jail and taking about his crime, he reached out to his sister to see if everything he asked for was taken care of. She did not apparently, and our suspect told her to get it done today. When we traced her, we discovered she was trying to locate and dispose of evidence in his case.

Sawyer Howitt is the youngest member of the Meriwether Group, but it does not stop him from being one of the most valuable people in the company. At a very young age, he already knows how their family business works. He knows what problems might arise, and how he can possibly solve it. He understands how their business operates, and the finances that it might need. His attitude towards their clients is also a big plus, as they appreciate the way he is connecting with them, providing them with great customer satisfaction.

Sawyer Howitt can do any task that is given to him, and would always be present whenever a meeting is called, jotting down notes on how their business could improve. Sawyer is also responsible for the spreadsheet reports of the Meriwether Group, doing it accurately and submitting it on time. These characteristics that he developed while he works in their family business have helped him become a better person, and it is the sole reason why he was appointed to become Meriwether Groups’ Project Manager.

As the project manager of Meriwether Group, he is responsible to oversee the possible changes in the system of commerce in the years to come. He has to think how business development should adapt with the continuous change in the technology. It might seem to be a daunting task to some, but for Sawyer Howitt, it is just a small step into dealing with the real world. Their family business, the Meriwether Group, services clients who are starting up a business. They are providing a series of consultations on how the business can grow. Because of how their business works, it is fairly important for Sawyer Howitt to look into ways on how they can adapt to changes.

Presently, Sawyer Howitt is dividing his time working for the company and studying. He plans to go to the University of California, Berkeley to take up a degree in Entrepreneurial Finance once he graduate from high school.

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In 2015, Mexico decided to host a competition called Best Franchiseee of the World. This regional event mimicked an international one that is held on an annual basis. The regional event took place as a way for Mexican business leaders to decide upon two representatives to represent the country at the real international event. The top two winners were Omar Yunes and Ivan Tamer. These two individuals stood out as franchisees and that can be seen in the success of their individual franchises.

A franchisee is someone who decides to buy and take ownership of a single franchise. The real international best franchisee of the world competition took place in Florence, Italy and business leaders from over 34 different countries were in attendance. They came from places like Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, and even Mexico. Judges of the event look for leaders who can motivate employees, implement savings programs, and pour their own knowledge and unique personalities into the company. Both Ivan Tamer and Omar Yunes were able to do this.

Omar Yunes is currently the Franchisee of Sushi Itto. He has been the leader of the Japanese style restaurant since he was 21 years old. Since taking over, Omar Yunes has successfully expanded the company into an addition 13 units, which he manages. His employee count is up to 400 member workforce and the workers seem happy to be employed under Yunes. The main characteristic judges first noticed about Omar Yunes and Sushi Itto, was the unconventional relationship he formed with Sushi Itto. The relationship allowed Omar Yunes to take better control of the network and have easier access to different management controls. Additionally, he was able to improve the relationship that the brand previously had with their customers. This has allowed the business to grow exponentially.

Ivan Tamer, on the other hand, is the Franchisee of Prendamex. He was recognized for the tools he created in order to implement a new marketing system. This system is now used all over Pawnshops owned by Ivan Tamer and now other business are interested in copying the same system for their own use.

Omar Yunes recently visited Florence in Italy to attend the award ceremony for Best Franchise in the World event and was given the award for the Best Franchisee at the event. The organizers and jury of the award ceremony felt that Omar Yunes is the right person to give the award because he is passionate about his franchise units, and helped grow his business tremendously from the time he started in the food industry when he was just 21. It is when he started his first franchise of sushi Itto, a famous Japanese fusion food chain that has over 150 outlets across the country.

At present, Omar Yunes is the owner of 13 Franchise units of Sushi Itto. In the award ceremony where Omar Yunes won the award for the best franchise, he humbly said that the award he won is all because of the effort made by his efficient workforce of over 400 employees. Sushi Itto is a brand that Omar Yunes like personally from the very young age and continues to stay passionate about the brand as well as the food it provides. Different franchise from over 34 countries participated in the event where Omar Yunes won. It speaks volumes about the achievement of Omar Yunes has accomplished at such young age.

Each franchise owner that participated in the event were evaluated on many different parameters. One of the biggest factors was the value that the franchise owner can bring to the original brand. Over the years, Omar Yunes has worked hard to ensure that each of his franchise units works efficiently and to customers’ liking so that it does not receive any negative feedbacks. Providing customers with complete satisfaction is the primary motive of Omar Yunes, and it is the culture that is deeply embedded in all the franchise units he owns of Sushi itto.

Omar Yunes is one of the most successful as well as a well-known entrepreneur in the food business, and he said recently that he is interested in opening more branches in the future. Benjamin Cancelmo, CEO of Sushi Itto, is also happy about the results of the award ceremony and said it is with the help of such Franchisee that the brand is renowned globally.

The purpose of a health screening is to catch potential problems before they become bigger health issues and help improve the quality of life. Life Line Screening is a privately owned company that was founded in 1993 in Florida. In 1996, they began to expand to the midwest, and in 1999 they expanded their services throughout the United States. Since its foundation, it has grown to have over 1,000 employees and is the foremost company who specializes in  preventative exam. In 2007 and 2012, Life Line Screening began offering preventative exams in the United Kingdom and Australia, respectively. Life Line Screening offers 3 types of preventative screenings including ultrasound screenings, finger-stick blood screenings, and electrocardiograph screenings.

Life Line Screenings is committed to quality care and excellent service. All of their labs are certified, their technicians are either certified or eligible to be certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or with Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Life Line Screening also has board certified physicians and sends all abnormal screenings to be looked at by a second technician.An Ultrasound Screening uses sound waves to show pictures of the inside of the body in real time. An ultrasound screening provides accurate, reliable pictures for a variety of issues like carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, osteoporosis risks, and abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Finger-stick blood screenings are a quick, easy procedure that checks the blood for important risk factors that contribute to heart disease and diabetes. Finger-stick blood screenings look for cholesterol levels, glucose levels, c-reactive protein levels, and elevated liver enzymes.An Electrocardiograph (EKG) screening will help monitor and detect signs and factors the contribute to a stroke. Electrocardiograph screenings look for an irregular heartbeat, which can lead to a higher chance of having a stroke.Life Line Screenings will continue to grow and redefine healthcare, as the company reaches more people with the goal to improve the quality of life for its patients.

Over the last 60 years, the United States has undergone significant, fundamental changes to its demographics and to its economy. At no time and U.S. history has it been more important to understand the long-term ramifications of general economic trends. One of the main concerns that are currently besetting the United States economy is the extreme uncertainty surrounding both pensions and social insurance programs, in particular, Social Security.

 

Many U.S. workers in middle age are today wisening up to this reality of the future. They know that as they reach retirement age, there’s a good chance that programs such as Social Security, Medicare and state employee pension funds simply will not be there. As many of these astute workers begin to look for alternatives to traditional methods of generating retirement income, they inevitably come across some variation of precious metal investment strategies.

 

Precious metal investment is not an end-all strategy in itself. Rather, it is part of a holistic approach to creating an investment portfolio that has the greatest chance of withstanding all types of financial turmoil that are likely to come to pass in the mid to long-term future. One of the greatest benefits of precious metals, particularly coinage made of gold, silver and platinum, is its incredible track record, spanning millennia, of withstanding virtually every major financial panic, bubble and stock market crash that has ever befallen humankind .

 

This remarkable robustness and ability to weather financial storms makes investing in gold coins a particularly attractive option to those who will be reaching retirement age 20, 30 or 40 years from today. And no one can help tomorrow’s retirees prepare for whatever may come through the purchase of precious coins better than U.S. Money Reserve.

 

For over a decade, U.S. Money Reserve has been the nation’s premier provider of precious coin sales and related services. With a staff of experts who collectively have hundreds of man years of experience, U.S. Money Reserve is your one-stop source for all things related to the purchase, storage and management of precious coin portfolios.

 

One of U.S. Money Reserve’s unique aspects is its staff of retirement planning experts. These are certified financial planners who are capable of helping customers set up self-directed individual retirement accounts, a form of retirement account that allows for the allocation of significant portions of assets into precious coins including gold, silver and platinum-based currencies. These accounts also retain all of the tax advantages and other favored treatments of traditional individual retirement accounts.

 

Dick DeVos is usually seen somewhere in the center of business and politics, though not always at the front of it. But when his wife Betsy DeVos, a longtime Michigan school of choice and freedom of private school education advocate became chosen to run the US Department of Education, the light shone on the DeVos family once again. Dick DeVos has given the millions he’s made over the years to various non-profits and advocacy groups, but he’s always been one to keep the total amount secret. But in the days leading up to the Senate confirmation hearings for Betsy, the DeVos’s revealed that their lifetime giving amounted to over $139 million.

 

So how did Dick and Betsy DeVos come to giving away that much? For Dick DeVos it started as a young man and seeing how his father Richard DeVos Sr., a wealthy businessman in Grand Rapids, MI was always involved in the community and starting initiatives to benefit the less-fortunate. Dick also had a high business acumen just like his father and after graduating from Northwood University, he spent many years working in his father’s company Amway Corporation. He took the company on a large global expansion when he took over as CEO upon his father’s retirement, and in his last year alone in that position Amway brought in over $4.5 billion in revenue. Dick had also founded The Windquest Group several years before which became one of Michigan’s largest investors in clean energy as well as small business startups.

 

Part of Dick and Betsy DeVos’s generosity has been strengthening private schools to meet administrative needs and building operational expenses. But they also wanted to give low income students and families a chance to attend school and also pay their bills, so with the Education Freedom Fund that they started as part of the Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation, many families started being able to afford schools. In 2010 they went beyond simply helping private schools to starting a charter school with a special curriculum that included piloting lessons, and it became known as the West Michigan Aviation Academy.

 

Dick and Betsy have also given to art foundations including ArtPrize and the Kennedy Center‘s Institute of Arts Management. They’ve also given to hospitals including Spectrum Health for which Dick was awarded the Art of Giving award in 2006. They also give to conservative action groups such as Heritage Foundation and Action Institute and also have supported various Republican political candidates. At one time Dick DeVos ran for governor when he felt it was time to bring change to Michigan, but he fell short in that effort. He did later offer support to Republican lawmakers to pass a right-to-work law in 2012.

 

Cloud computing is fast-paced and evolving now and then to accommodate the expanding challenges of database management. One of the latest inventions in the field is NuoDB Cloud Technology which provides a variety of choices of databases that are adaptable and elastically scalable to new opportunities. NuoDB cloud technology gives cloud applications that are elastic SQL bases for mega data which can be processed in seconds. Sometimes the innovation is referred to as New SQL because the database is compliant to SQL.

 

The speed of the cloud database runs faster when for scaling-out a new server is added. It means NuoDB cloud technology is an object distribution architecture that functions well in the cloud. Unlike other servers that sometimes encounter problems, the NuoDB cloud technology can scale out and distribute tasks to various processors without data bottlenecks. Tasks are routed to nodes through peer to peer messaging system. The tiered approach the technology uses is comprised of redundant or multiple storage managers (SM) and transaction engine (TE) tiers which assist in scaling the data in the cloud predictably. The domain of NuoDB is made of many redundant SMs and TEs that can concurrently operate on a similar platform.

If you’ve ever attended a wine tasting led by an independent Wine Consultant for the Traveling Vineyard, you’ll see that they have a great time while they earn money. He or she owns her own business, earning commissions from the wine sales. If you look at the Traveling Vineyard’s Facebook page, you’ll notice videos made by Wine Consultants who joined the company’s program for a variety of reasons, including extra income, the social aspects or some individuals want to replace their full time job with one that gives them the freedom to set their own hours.

There is a fee for the Traveling Vineyard’s Success Kit to get started, however, the kit contains, among other things, 10 bottles of wine. If they did not charge for the kit, people might keep the 10 bottles of excellent wine and decide not to participate. For each wine tasting, the Wine Guide brings five bottles, so the Success Kit covers the first two tastings. It also includes everything, including training materials, for you to begin holding tastings.

The Traveling Vineyard is upfront with individuals who are considering the opportunity. If you decide to join, you will pay for your Success Kit and each subsequent five bottle tasting set. In addition, the Traveling Vineyard supplies each Wine Guide with a website that they can personalize; after three months, you will pay $15.99 each month for hosting and related expenses. For less than $200, you can start your new business today.

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