NGP VAN: Digital 8 Makes Campaign’s User Friendly

NGP VAN is a big player in campaign organization for candidates from one end of the ballot to the other, for campaigns big and small in a very affordable program. The Political Campain Features:

  • Fundraising Management
  • Mapping
  • Online Payment Processing
  • Progressive
  • Volunteer Management
  • Voter Database, and other options

With Digital 8 by NGP VAN, you can send emails containing different content to various recipients based on information previously gathered by members across all NGP VAN tools. Contained in Digital 8, NGP VAN has included a great dashboard feature called the ActBlue Tracker feature that allows you to see donation and conversation statistics from across your ActBlue pages. Digital 8, boasts of bigger conversion rates and the ability to piggyback the FastAction Network that contains millions of Action profiles.

Among these features, Digital 8 by NGP VAN contains more functions like social media integration and matching with real-time up to the minute data. Even seeing the full scope of activity in ways that help explain what is occurring with your campaign is easy with bar graphs, line graphs, area charts, and pie charts. Everything you do with your campaign is editable and customizable. When an activity is updated, started or ended you set the variable on who receives this information. Digital 8 uses the drop and drag technology that you’re most familiar with so creating is easy even with the most inexperienced user. With any program, sharing information needs to be quick and easy. NGP VAN has made Digital 8 mobile responsive. This not only allows you to check in to your dashboard from anywhere but also gives you most of the functionality you get on the desktop format.

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Award-winning movie star “Penns” new novel: the making of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff by Sean Penn

On April 4 of this year Oscar-winning actor and director Sean Penn was interviewed by Rolling Stone Magazine on his recent publication, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a satirical novel centered around the life of a middle-aged man named Bob Honey, who subsists on odd-jobs ranging from selling septic tanks to Jehovah’s Witnesses to killing elderly people with a wooden mallet. As these job titles suggest, the novel depicts a series of violent misadventures experienced by the protagonist.

In this interview, Sean Penn reveals that Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a satirical take on his own views on the current political climate; the novel is intended to be read like a “snapshot” of political sentiment in the United States, with the protagonist serving as a symbol of loneliness and isolation.

Although the interviewer pointed out that an excerpt in the back of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff compared Sean Penn’s writing to the likes of Terry Southern and Thomas Pynchon, Penn denies any influence by these authors and does not recall readingt their work, claiming that the section was written by someone else. Penn attributes his writing style to himself; basically, he is a product of his own making. Like his time in cinema, his mindset while writing the novel was one of individuality: it was crucial to him that the voice in the novel was entirely his and not strongly reflective of any other writer.

Indeed, when asked about his motive behind publishing this book, Penn gushed over the enjoyment of the writing process. He prefers it over his recent experiences in filmmaking, pointing out that he is not confined by collaboration with others in writing this novel. Through the writing process, he was able to find humor whereas he felt other parts of his life wanting in that respect. He hopes that rather than overanalyze his novel and politicize it, readers will just enjoy the bool for what it is: satire.

To buy the book, you can find it on amazon.

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Jeunesse Global continues seeing strong worldwide sales of Luminesce

Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis had long been known as two of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in the North American direct-marketing industry. In 2009, the couple decided that they were ready to hang up their entrepreneurial hats and enjoy a life of leisurely retirement, hoping to spend more time with their grandkids and each other.

But the highly industrious couple soon ran headlong into the stifling reality of retired life. For people like Ray and Lewis, who thrived on the challenges and the constant stimulation of the fast-paced business-owner lifestyle, the idle hours of retirement quickly proved to be more of a curse than a blessing. To alleviate the boredom and rediscover the meaning that they had lost by abandoning their passion, the couple began selling a few health and beauty products out of their sprawling Florida mansion. Before long, their carnivoran business instincts took hold, and the septuagenarian couple quickly found themselves stepping back into the ring of international business, working up to 60 hours per week on their fledgling enterprise.

They found almost instantaneous success. But most of this is attributable to the formidable skillsets that Ray and Lewis were able to instantly deploy on behalf of their new firm. In particular, Lewis was able to quickly begin developing a portfolio of innovative and in-demand products that met market needs theretofore unanswered.

One of the products that the company was able to quickly bring to market is the now top-selling Luminesce skincare lotion. Luminesce is a solid moisturizer lotion, made with skin-healing ingredients like aloe vera. But Luminesce takes things to the next level in restoring beauty and youth. Developed by some of the top clinical dermatologists in the country, Luminesce contains a special scientifically developed molecule known as APT-200, which is able to sharply reduce wrinkles, prevent new ones from forming and restore youthful skin elasticity that has been naturally lost to the aging process.

Luminesce is designed for busy professionals that need top-quality skincare but who may not have the time or the money to receive it. Requiring just one short application each day, Luminesce keeps skin moist and young-looking all day long.

The Fagali’I Airport – Book A Flight To Apia This Upcoming Season

The Fagali’I airport is your favorite little airport of Samoa. Located just a few minutes from the beautiful city of Apia – the capital of Samoa. Entailing, great customer service, a clean facility, on-time flights, sufficient traveling accommodations and much more. After a visit to the Fagali’I airport, who can ever forget it?

Located just a short bike ride from Apia. Apia is one of the highest rated vacation spots in the world. Filled with beautiful Samoan people of rich culture. Filled with beaches, fresh Samoan foods, dancing, parties, museums, shopping and more. The weather averages 85 degrees all year long and the scenery is amazing. During the winter time, Apia can get very busy with vacationers from all over the world. The Fagali’I airport is where the majority of Apia’s visitors land for a jumpstart into the city. This is where you’d get a first impression of the Samoan culture and community.


Customer service is a huge deal with the Fagali’I airport. Every customer counts and when you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing a visit at the airport, you’ll know how? To give a brief description, a visitor arrives into a clean airport and is immediately greeted. If there is anything that the customer service representative can help you with, they will be more than happy to assist according to Meaning, if you need help carrying a bag, no worries. If you need an escort to a restroom, no problem. Need directions to a nearest hotel, guess what? directions are gladly given. The sky’s the limit and the extraordinary customer service staff at the Fagali’I airport will provide and are sufficient, to say the least.

There was a point in time when the Fagali’I airport was short on traveling accommodations. This was many years ago and was a rude awakening for the airport. Because of their lack, customers refused to land at the airport and boy did they lose revenue. They had to do something and do something fast. And, so they did. Today, the Fagali’I airport includes more than enough traveling accommodations for its guests to get around. Taxis, buses, shuttles, the list goes on. The Fagali’I airport is up and running very well and guests are completely satisfied with its business.

Book a flight to the Fagali’I airport today and take advantage of great ticket prices this upcoming season.

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How The AIA Says Architects Can Make the World a Better Place

     Robert Ivy, the CEO of the American Institute of Architects, has put forth a unique and challenging concept: Architects should stop looking at the buildings they create as mere objects, and start looking at them as elements of social change. To make this concept more accessible, Ivy has broken it down into actionable steps that he shared with interviewers from

How Can Architecture Affect Public Health?

Ivy put forth the example of Central Park in New York as a notable moment when architects found a way to improve public health. The park’s designers built it in a part of the city where disenfranchised people were living. The park brought the development that has become famous worldwide, but its initial purpose was to be a clean, safe space for people to exercise. Ivy suggests that future architects can build on this idea, putting thought into how their designs can improve the condition of the people occupying them. In addition, thoughtful materials selection in design can go a long way toward improving public health, according to Robert Ivy.

The Responsibility of Architects

Ivy reiterated the mantra of those in the architectural field, to promote health, safety, and welfare, but pointed out that many professionals had heard it repeated so often that it had lost its meaning. He credited the new generation of architects with an increased drive to find ways to improve the world with their art. He suggested careful consideration in the creation of buildings, especially where those buildings impact the lives of the disadvantaged. He also suggested building on the momentum of the next generation by introducing a hackathon, to find ways to integrate software and apps into buildings and architectural designs.

The Power of Collaboration

Toward the end of the interview, Robert Ivy pointed out how important interdisciplinary collaboration can be. Professionals from other fields, including doctors, scientists, and nonprofit leaders can offer insights and perspective that can spark truly great design concepts.

With the leadership of Robert Ivy and his team at the AIA, architects are beginning to regain their initiative to improve the world around them. Architecture professionals are exploring new technologies, and the future of the architecture industry looks brighter than ever before.

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PSI Pay, An Alternative Banking Wallet

The e-wallet or e-purse is brand new for the digital age. There are two basic models of e-wallet. The “American” model works on the assumption that someone wants to buy goods online. American payment society is different from British payment culture in that transactions are like for like. Account discretion and security would probably also house a loyalty program. If you buy something online, the merchant is going to present the buyer with a number of payment options including a wallet. To define an e-wallet, e-wallets allow storage of multiple credit card and bank account numbers in a secure environment, which does not require entering account information.

E-wallets allow for secure payments. There is no stored value, which means that a monetary value is stored on the credit card itself, these cards are not like debit cards where money is on the deposit with the issuer whereas credit cards have credit limits imposed. Having to buy something online means that certain merchants would include a wallet next to normal payment card options. The pay by wallet situation is settled by the wallet operator using a pre-agreed upon deposit option. Many organizations use a wallet to push through transactions.

Contact-less payments can also be made with a ceramic ring from a company called Kerv. The person wearing the ring can use money from a linked account to pay for goods or services. The ring is held six inches away from a merchant’s contactless card reader. Kerve Wearables successfully uses crowdfunding to raise the money that helped them develop that technologically advanced payment ring. The London-based firm broke records regarding their fundraising goals. PSI-pay has innovative payment structures that they rely on along with their service orientation to be “open-minded” and “responsive” according to Kerv founder Phil Campbell. Kerv rings, in addition, have multiple finger sizes when the user keeps in mind the purpose of the Kerve rings.


Mastercard approved the ring for use in 2017. The European wallet model, on the other hand, uses ATM access unlike American e-wallet systems, which are all online currency. The American e-wallet model, according to PSI Pay, lends to finances and account discretion. E-money accounts are not allowed to offer credit because there is no overdraft. They are not allowed to allow interest to compound on outstanding account balances. Funds must be ring-fenced intractable, safeguarded under European Union deposit protection rules. The ‘wallet’ operator stores funds for future transactions or for multiple transactions.

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Kamil Idris: Champion for Intellectual Property Rights

In the world of today, globalization is a frequently occurring word to explain the ever shrinking distance between global actors. From the coffee bean farmer in Colombia selling his coffee via Starbucks in America, to Indian call centers servicing helplines of western companies, citizens of the world are more connected in the last ten years than they were in the entirety of human history. And with that new connection brought about mainly through the digital age and especially the internet, a new name for an old concept moves to the forefront, intellectual property and the rights that accompany it. Intellectual property is defined by the everyday dictionary as a work or invention that is the result of creativity. This could be a manuscript or a design, and often the inventor or creator will apply for a patent, copyright or trademark to establish and protect their claim to an idea. But what happens when two people develop the same idea in two different parts of the world? Kamil Idris speaks extensively on the problems that we face in the digital age surrounding personal privacy, social media, and intellectual property.


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Enter in Dr. Kamil Idris a Sudanese national, former diplomat, and international civil servant who graduated with LLB honours from Faculty of Law at the University of Khartoum. He received his PhD in international law from Geneva University in Switzerland. Dr. Idris isthe former director general for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) based in Geneva.

Recently Dr. Idris was interviewed by Venture Outsource on the subject of intellectual property rights and what the future of globalization means for said rights. Dr. Idris spoke about how important intellectual property rights are for the development of companies and their economies. One of the hallmarks of american ingenuity has always been the dream of creating something that will bring great wealth to its creator or inventor. That dream only becomes a reality when governments create laws to protect these rights of ownership. Dr. Idris spoke about the problems of counterfeiting and piracy and the importance of protecting these rights beyond one country’s border. Indeed his organization works to bring different individuals and groups together to protect these rights internationally. He strongly advises companies to work closely with lawyers and other professionals with an in depth knowledge of the different intellectual property rights found around the world. It is predicted that the value of electronic and electronic based commerce will be in the trillions of dollars and will involve many aspects of intellectual property rights and require new policies to oversee them.

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Categories: Globalization, Kamil Idris

Paul Mampilly: Apple Is Going Down!

Paul Mampilly has let it be known that he does not think that Apple is a good stock to invest in. In a video, he says that although Apple put out an iPhone X, there is not much difference between it and previous iPhones. Of course, there are improvements, but it is not as ground breaking as the previous new devices that Apple put out in the last decade, such as the first iPhone, the iPad, and the Macbook. That is why Paul Mampilly, who graduated from Fordham University, does not think that it is a wise idea to invest in Apple. Visit the website to learn more.

Apple is not being successful when it comes to their MacBooks either. People are now buying notebooks. Over half of primary education institutions are no longer buying Macbooks. Instead, they are buying Chromebooks. Chromebooks are easy to use devices that are produced by Google. They are light and they are fast. They are also very cheap and affordable.

Amazon is also getting ahead. People are becoming familiar with Alexa. What does Apple have to say for itself? It has not released anything groundbreaking for a while. It would be best to take your money out of Apple stocks and invest it elsewhere. Apple was the first to produce a voice recognition software when it produced Siri. However, how much has changed since then? Apple has not been improving Siri like it could have. Therefore, Amazon and Google have both been able to produce voice recognition technologies that are better.


Nobody is saying that Apple will suddenly experience a huge decline. However, it will happen slowly, says Paul Mampilly. You can see the warning signs already. Look at what happened to Radio Shack. Look at what happened to Blackberry and Nokia. Look at what is happening to Toys R Us. Just because something was big once does not mean it will be big forever. A time will come when its value will go down and it will become a relic of the past.

Paul Mampilly says that if you have money invested in Apple stocks, it is time to take the money out and invest it in other tech companies that are working on producing innovative products. Invest it in Amazon. Amazon is producing Alexa and Echo, which are both transforming the way people live their lives. Learn more about Paul Mampilly at Crunbchbase.

Categories: Investment Profits

ClassDojo, the link between teachers, parents, and students

Teaching is one of the most time consuming and isolating professions in the world. As much as teachers would enjoy constant interaction with their peers, they are overwhelmed with work around the clock. From the five to eight hours of teaching to spending the rest of their day preparing for classes and going through assignments, teachers do not have any room for interaction in their schedule.

Social media has always been a companion for these professionals helping them have access to the outside world without physically having to make a move. ClassDojo is a communication app that links teachers, parents, and students from different parts of the society without having to conduct meetings.

It was developed in 2011 as a result of the collaboration between Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary. How the app operates is in such a way that there are three portfolios to be created, one for the parent, the students and the teachers.

The parents’ portfolio allows them to get engaged with the classroom affairs of their children, watch their latest lessons while at the same time sending and receiving both audio and video messages as well as texts from their children and the teachers.

The students, on the other hand, can showcase and share what they have learned through videos and photos. These have been made accessible to the parents and teachers.

Finally, the teachers’ portfolio can be utilized to encourage students in their learning process and communicate with their parents and also share experiences and exchange ideas with other teachers who are also using the app from different parts of the state.

Teachers can also use the features of the app to send assignments to their students, answer questions from them and also divide them into discussion groups when the need arises.

Since its introduction, ClassDojo has been adopted by nearly all K-8 schools in the United States, and statistics indicate that soon it will cross borders to several other nations across the globe. ClassDojo is not just a tool for communication but also one for empowerment, creativity, innovation, and connection.

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Why Choose Aloha Construction for Home Work

If you need to get work done at home, you need a construction company that you can trust. One of the best options for you is known as Aloha Construction. Aloha Construction has been in business for well over a decade and is a family-run and owned company. It is important that when you make use of Aloha Construction, you know just how much work they are able to do, and this is why so many people in the Lake Zurich area are hiring these professionals for their own needs. Learn more at about Aloha Construction.

One of the reasons Aloha Construction has a lot of customers is because of their superior rating on BBB and Angie’s List. This company gets a ton of positive reviews, so you can feel confident knowing that you are choosing something that is right for you. You will love being able to make use of a company that does the work that is needed and gets you exactly what you require. Be sure to contact the Lake Zurich office for Aloha Construction so that you can be sure they are able to come out to your home and do the work that is required. You will love being able to hire Aloha Construction and get them to help with this specific type of task.


You can also find this company on their social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Once you choose to hire the professionals, it is time for them to come out and do a full assessment of what you’re going to want to have done. There are a lot of people who have made use of this company with great success, and this is why a lot of people have chosen this company for themselves. If you would like to get some type of home project done without having to do it all on your own, it is time for you to make use of this company. They are able to work with you and get you exactly what it is that you are going to need, and this is why so many people have chosen it for themselves. Read more at about Aloha Construction.

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