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Workday Co-Founder Aneel Bhusri Joining Giving Pledge

The Giving Pledge, a charitable organization aimed at the ultra-wealthy like Denis Obrien and Mark Zuckerburg, with the goal of enticing the wealthy to contribute their vast wealth to philanthropic and humanitarian endeavors, recently announced that it had upped its numbers to 183, following an additional 14 wealthy individuals joining the organization.

The group was formed back in 2010 by three key people, Microsoft founder Bill Gate alongside his wife Melinda, and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, and has since grown to include nearly 200 philanthropists from across 22 countries from across the world, with 40 of the members hailing from the United States, according to a news release from the organization. Currently, it’s aimed at bringing in as many philanthropists like Denis Obrien to their ranks.

Among the new 14 members, announced on the 30th of May, 2018, are Indian American entrepreneur AneelBhusri and Allison Bhusri. Of the US Other signatories, included Rohini and NandNilekani of India, Dr. B.R. Shetty and C.R. Shetty from the United Arab Emirates, as well as Shamsheer and ShabeenaVayalil of the UAE and India.

According to his Workday bio, AneelBhusri is one of the Co-founders of Workday, and its CEO. His bio adds that he’s also been a leader, product visionary and key player in the enterprise software industry in India for over 2 decades.

The Giving Pledge, now on its eight year of operations, says that they’ve been inspired by the dedicated philanthropists who have decided to join their ranks, and the group says that these years’ no exception. They say that these philanthropists are passionate about using their vast wealth to alleviate inequities and improve the world.

Warren Buffet, one of the co-founders, says that they welcome the new members’ energy, dedication and creativity, and that the Giving Pledge looks forward to learning from them as the group works to ensure that they can make a positive difference.

Members were present at The Giving Pledge annual gathering, where they discussed ways to be as effective as possible with philanthropy, tackling social issues like data-driven giving, the pros and cons of philanthropic structures, as well how philanthropy can help with issues like education, sanitation, the opioid crisis and supporting female leaders for the improvement of health and economic outcomes across the world.

Inpatient VS Outpatient Rehab

Drug and Alcohol addiction is very dangerous and causes huge difficulties in professional and personal lives of the addicts. The best way to get out of addiction and lead a normal life is to join a rehab. A rehabilitation facility helps the addicts to know the causes of their addiction and teaches them ways to cope with them.

Rehabilitation centers offer two types of rehab programs, inpatient program and California Outpatient Rehab. Both the treatments are effective in treating the patients of addiction. However, they have some unique features.

Inpatient programs require the patients to stay in the premises of the rehab. Sometimes the family members are also required to stay with the patient. These are intensive programs for patients suffering from serious addictions. On the other hand, Outpatient Rehab does not require the patients to stay in the rehab. The part time program allows the patients to carry on with their regular activities. The patients need to visit the California Outpatient Rehab on a regular basis as per the determined schedule.

Inpatient rehab programs are intensive. The rehab centers treat the patients of addiction under restricted environment. The programs usually take between 28 days to 6 months. The patients have to stay in the facility throughout the entire duration of the program. Each rehab has some rules for inpatient programs. The patients go through detox, medications, counselling and group therapy sessions to overcome their addictions.

Outpatient rehab programs are not as intensive as inpatient programs. The patients have to visit the California Outpatient Rehab regularly to get the treatment. The program is suited for patients with mild addiction or it can be a part of the long-term treatment plan, after patients complete their inpatient program. The patient has to spend ten to twelve hours in a week with Outpatient Rehab center. The duration of outpatient rehab is generally three to six months, depending on the condition of the patient and level of addiction.

The cost of inpatient rehab programs tend to be higher than the outpatient programs because of the ongoing medical treatment in inpatient programs. However, patients should not base their decision on the costs of the program. They have to choose an inpatient program or a California Outpatient Rehab based on the level of their addiction and their lifestyle.

Influx Of Same Sex Weddings Good News For Wedding Vendors

The beginning of this year is a historical month as Australia was able to witness the first same sex couples to tied the knot in the country. The wedding ceremony is filled with the people they love, friends and wedding suppliers. Over 20 suppliers including wedding planner in Sydney, florists and caterers were present during one of the same sex couple wedding. The couple, Benjamin Gresham and Michael Petchell won a competition and their price was the $40,000 wedding. Of the total amount, $31,470 was spent on services.

The parliament legalized gay marriage last month before 2017 came to an end. Ever since, analysts believe that the wedding industry will receive a 10 per cent boost because of the number of same sex marriage happening in 2018.

Wendy McColl was the organizer of the free gay wedding competition which the coupe won. She said that the entire industry is excited about the upcoming marriage. In fact, the wedding vendors are excited because they are going to witness some change in Australia’s wedding industry.

After over 10 years of failing to legalize same sex marriage, the moment they have been waiting for is finally here. With this, majority of the vendors are trying to change their marketing and purchasing strategies in order to cope with the new age. Simply put, bridal party has been replaced with a new term, wedding party. It is no secret that marriage rate in Australia is going down therefore vendors are excited about the small boost in the industry.

Tony Richens who operates Eikon, a gay website said that businesses are holding on to the small hope that they will gain value at the end of the day.

Cherelle Murphy, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s senior economist, said in a report that if 50 per cent of the total 46,899 same sex couples are going to get married in Australia then the economy will be able to generate 650 million in a span of one year.

The rise in same sex marriage is a happy news for couples as well as wedding planner in Sydney and other wedding vendors that are waiting for a little boost in their business.

Tips To Get Great Ideas On Cocktail Rings 

If you are into jewelries and accessories such as Cocktail Rings, then you must be looking for shops where you can buy the items at a reasonable price. There are several sources of fashion jewelries. There are online shops, e-commerce sites and you can also buy them at local jewelry stores in your area. However, if you are not sure of the latest fashion trends on jewelries and you want to get ideas, you can check from the following sources.

Traditional fashion magazines

Even with the rise of websites and internet technology, there are still those who prefer to check on the latest fashion ideas the traditional way. This is also the reason why despite the availability of fashion sites, you will still find beauty and fashion magazines and they still remain to be viable players in the industry. In addition, you can check what movie stars and celebrities are wearing during their recent engagements.

Jewelry stores

There are also a variety of Cocktail Rings at online and offline stores ofjewelry suppliers. The best thing about looking at the store’s online shop is you can look at the items without going anywhere, making the entire shopping experience, a convenient one. You can also place your orders right away. You just have to ensure that you are shopping from an online shop that uses encryption technology in its payment transactions. You can also find benefits by shopping offline. Traditional shopping allows you to check the items personally or you can even try them on. Offline shopping is also best when you need the item right away or if you need to wear it to an occasion. You don’t have to wait for days until the item is delivered. The downside with offline shops is their prices may be higher than items at online shops.

Official websites

If you want to buy other accessories aside from Cocktail Rings, check on the official sites of jewelry sellers. Buying direct gives you better opportunities to get discounts and on sale items including promo codes. Look for a jewelry shop that offers free international shipping to get more savings.

Advantages Of Starting Out Your Bride Search At Latin-Brides.Net

If you are single, for sure, some of your friends or relatives may have tried to do the match-making and tried to bridge you to some of their single friends. However, if you have the penchant for Latina women, the best thing for you to do is start your search at Latin-Brides.net especially if you are in for the long haul. While there are advantages of meeting prospects in person, you will save yourself from disappointments, embarrassment and awkward moments if ever either of you and your date turns out to be disinterested with each other. Here are some advantages of starting your search for the right one from online dating sites.

Convenient communication means

With online dating, you can easily communicate with the person, thanks to advance technology, you can now see the person as you talk even if the lady is in Puerto Rico or Mexico while you are in South America or Canada. You can get to know the person better even without spending too much money on trips and meeting in person yet. You can do it later on if you are sure about investing time and money on that girl you found on Latin-Brides.net.

Cuts down to the chase

You are on the online dating site because you are looking for someone to marry while the Latina is on the website because she is looking for a long-term relationship as well. When all goes well and you are compatible, you can get right on to know each other better and even agree to marry right away. You can do away with long engagements and wondering whether the person likes you or not.

Interesting and exciting

One of the best thing about starting out your search for the woman to marry at Latin-Brides.net is you only get to engage in conversation with those you are interested with and those who are also interested with you. You can do away with awkward situations such as in blind dates or dates that are set up for you by your friends or relatives. You get to engage in interesting conversations which makes the ride even more exciting.

Latest Tile Collection From Chadwick

The weather can shift from warm to cold and the nights are shorter.  It is signal that the fires should be turned on in the living room. The bedroom calls for an early night once the sheets are fresh and the lighting dimmed. The bathroom, on the other hand, is quite a different story. The cold only made the grout and tile aged a little more and they still feel cold to the touch, if not more. There is good news to this and not the small stone top vanity & basin units but the new brand of Italian tile called Lazzotti.

The tile is a product of Chadwicks and it can now be purchased in store which is located in their latest showroom in Glasnevin. All of the ceramic and porcelain tiles of the company are sourced from various country including Italy, Portugal and Spain. Their collection is suitable for various applications such as tiles for the kitchen, the bathroom and the latest trend which is the wood-tile. All of their tiles are conceptualized from nature and there are a variety of finishes such as matte and glossy.

If you are invested on a bathroom that speaks luxury then this tile is for you. There is the Adua tile which comes in s soft cream color and with glossy finish. It can be cut into 250 by 400 mm or 250 by 750 mm. This is recommended for small bathrooms because it will create an illusion of a bigger space.

If your bathroom takes in too much light, tiles that carry a lot of depth should be ideal and this matches the Boy collection with three colors to choose from. It is made of porcelain with matte finishing and is perfect in brightly lit rooms. The 303 by 613 mm is ideal for wall tiling and it comes with a square floor tiles for a matching look.

The Agora collection shows off its marble material with a high shine finishing touches. It also comes with a matching floor tile and it will create a Moroccan vibe in your house which will go great with small stone top vanity & basin units.

$10,000 For A Bikini Made Entirely From Pizza

Searching for a bikini from brick and mortar stores during winter can be very frustrating. No matter where you look, every item being offered is for the cold weather.If you are going to a tropical country to escape the bitter cold of winter, buy a bikini online where a wide collection is available. An extensive array of designs, sizes and coloursare guaranteed to fit you safely and comfortably.

It is very likely that you are preparing yourself for the bikini by avoiding junk food like pizzas and burgers. You religiously go to the gym to make sure that your body is toned enough to look good in a bikini. However, there is a mouth-watering swimwear that is made from homemade hand-braided dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and fresh tomato sauce from California.

New York City and Villa Italian Restaurant food stylist Jesse Bearden came up with the “pizza-kini” that is made entirely from edible pizza. The “pizza-kini” went on sale last July 5 for $10,000. July 5 is National Bikini Day. According to the company, the outfit will be completed after a choice of topping. Different toppings are available from pepperoni, sausage, peppers and/or onions.

The bikini was tailored fit for the customer after the initial consultation, measurement meeting and final fitting. Villa Italian Kitchen wanted people to celebrate with something they love like pizza. After a few brainstorming sessions, they came up with the “pizza-kini”, a unique style of serving pizza for bikini-loving people.

This is not the first time that clothingwas made from favourite foods. A Chanel 2.55 handbag was made by design student Nancy Wu from beef jerky. A Nike Air Max 90 sneaker was designed by Olive Hemmendorff of Sweden from burgers with cheese and meat included. A show-stopping wedding dress made from 15,000 cream puffs was designed by Ukrainian baker ValentynShtefano.

If you are going to buy a bikini online make sure that it is supportive, chlorine-resistant, fashionable and made from high quality materials and elastic. Furthermore, the bikini must be suitable for your purpose because the bikini you use for swimming in the pool is not proper for surfing and other water sports.

Business Leaders Discuss Effects Of Opioid Crisis

The addiction crisis is not only affecting individuals; its impact can be felt by families and businesses as well as sectors that include health, emergency and law enforcement. Different rehabilitation centers have been created from standard facilities to luxury rehab that caters to the affluent. Some people need to be treated in privacy so that they will feel relaxed and comfortable during the process of recovery.

Business leaders from across Clinton County decided to meet in Plattsburgh to discuss the effects of the opioid crisis on the business community. The business leaders met in groups and presented their reports.

According to Essex County Drug Court Administrator Brooke Clark, they are willing to embrace people who are struggling with recovery. They want to give them the chance and are willing to support them during their journey towards recovery. Their jobs will remain open until they can return to work. Wanting to work with people who are suffering from addictions will remove the stigma attached to them.

Meanwhile, Dana Isabella, Champlain Valley Family Center’s Director for Tobacco Free Clinton Franklin Essex Counties discussed the challenges of living in rural area when it comes to successful recovery and employment. There is a stigma around addiction and recovery and employees need more education and support. Employers on the other hand need more understanding, tolerance and flexibility.

SPARCC Steering Committee and Coalition member Michael Carpenter said that they choose businesses that are more predisposed to help because they want to emphasize that the business segment must be the center point for addiction recovery. People always looked at treatments for addiction and prevention but not long-term recovery. An addict will be encouraged to recover if there is employment and a purpose in life. Employers must meet together and discuss their issues why they do not want to employ addicts.

Every member of the professional staff of luxury rehab understands the needs of the patient to properly recover from addiction. To make recovery easy, the patients must be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. A beautiful environment is important so that the patient can recover in privacy, dignity and sustainable results.

Honda Achieves New Record With Highest Sales Ever

A new record was achieved by Honda motorcycle in Bihar. According to Yadvinder Singh Gularia, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI),April – June, 2017 generated the highest ever sales of more than 38,000 units. Sales of Honda motorcycles have zoomed up to 41% over the past 6 years because Bihar has taken a liking to the scooters.

Honda managed to gain customer trust in the domestic market that is why the demand for the 2-wheeled vehicles increased by 4.5 times during the last 6 years. With total sales of 33,29,045 in the domestic market including exports, the market share of Honda has certainly doubled.

The 2-wheel industry in Bihar grew by 18% but Honda almost doubled the number with 33% growth. The aggressive growth has managed to support Bihar in its entry to the Top 10 2-wheeler markets of India in just 6 years. HMSI is looking forward to a substantial increase of festive sales for the year. It is common for a huge spike in customer walk-ins and overall retail sales whenever there is a festival. Honda was able to clock 52,000 volume on the 1st day of Navratra. On the final day of the festival, Honda motorcycle was able to sell 1 lakh units to boost overall festival sales to more than 50% to 3.9 lakh units from the 2.6 lakh units that were recorded last year.

Honda has launched 2 new scooter models – Cliq and Africa Twin. Customers can expect the Honda scooters to be launched in the coming months before the year ends. At present Honda has 165 outlets located in Bihar. The motorcycle company plans to add 20 new “touch points” within a year’s time. 70% of the overall network of the company is dedicated to rural consumers.

If you are in the United Kingdom, you can easily get a Honda motorcycle from trusted dealers in the Leicester and Peterborough areas. There is a fantastic range of new Honda motorcycle models including clothing, parts and accessories. If you are budget conscious, there is a wide selection of high quality used Honda motorcycles and scooters to choose from.

Reasons To Purchase Health Insurance In Bangkok

You never know when you are going to need the benefits of a health insurance in Bangkok. Even if you say you are healthy at the moment, an accident or a medical examination can change all that. A sudden health condition can also change your health status in an instant. While you are not waiting or anticipating bad events, it is always good to be ready for any eventualities in life.

Having a health insurance is important as it can give you peace of mind and you don’t have to worry about accidents and or getting medical issuesbecause you have an insurance coverage to fall back on. When you do not have an insurance policy, you would be encumbered financially if ever you get into an accident and this could result to getting into financial debts.

The goal of having a health insurance in Bangkok is to keep you from paying medical bills during sickness or injury. It also prevents you from getting into deep financial issues with all the bills that needs to be covered during hospitalization. There are different types of health insurances. Choose one that is suitable to your lifestyle and your current health condition. If you have current health insurance coverage with your company, review it to determine if the provisions are suited to your needs. If you are not satisfied with the policy, you can get an additional policy to compensate the lacking provisions from your original health coverage. The usual health insurance coverage provided by most companies is not the pricey ones so you cannot expect them to be comprehensive. Familiarize with the coverage to ensure that you are covered thoroughly and you have everything that you could possibly need during medical emergencies or hospitalization.

When you purchase a health insurance in Bangkok, consider your medical history, the amount you paid for your past hospitalizations or your overall medical expenses including your current or past health issues. You should also take into consideration your life style and your risk of getting into accidents and even your occupational hazards.