Sightsavers Celebrates the Eye Disease Trachoma Being Eliminated in the First Sub-Saharan African Country

Trachoma has now been eliminated in Ghana thanks to a collaborative partnership between Sightsavers and the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health service, and also with more than 20 NGOs, pharmaceutical companies and others, including members of the International Coaltion of Trachoma Control which in addition to Sightsavers includes The Carter Center, the International Trachoma Initiative, USAID END in Africa and FH1360. The elimination of Trachoma has been validated by the World Health Organization.


Trachoma is the leading cause of infectious blindness in the world, and is considered an NTD (neglected tropical disease). Trachoma is a bacterial disease that is spread by human contact with infected flies and also spreads between people through hand contact and spreads in clothes and bedding. Because of the way Trachoma is spread, it thrives in poor areas where there is lack of clean drinking water and good sanitation, so flies often thrive in these areas and can spread the disease. Trachoma has also been devastating in societies where women have traditional gender roles, where women have a lot of contact with the materials in the home that can spread the disease and also can pass it to their children. In turn women who suffer this disease lose their independence and stop being able to care for family members. Trachoma causes the eyelids to turn inwards leading the eyelashes to scratch the eye’s surface that often leads to irreversible blindness if left untreated.


Trachoma is fully treatable and thankfully for Sightsavers and its partners, is completely eliminated in a place where previously women and others suffering from the disease and could only see themselves going blind now can begin to live functional and fuller lives again with the gift of sight. Sightsavers and partners delivered antibiotics, products for facial cleanliness, improvement in the environment and performed surgery towards eliminating the disease in Ghana. More than 6,000 people there were given surgery to relieve pain and save lives, and 3.3 million doses of the antibiotic Zithromax donated by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer helped to treat and protect people against infection.

Lime Crime Founder Doe Deere

It is no secret, Lime Crime founder, Doe Deere, is on a mission to revolutionize the beauty industry. With bold hair and bright, expressive makeup, this cult beauty brand proudly promotes unique self-expression.


Being a passionate entrepreneur, the idea for the creation of Lime Crime came about during Doe’s sewing days. In 2004, she registered the eBay ID “limecrime.” While working on her fashion line, and modeling, Doe realized it was difficult to find bright, unusual makeup. Little did she know that early eBay would later take social media by storm.


From that moment on, Doe Deere and her brand were committed to a high set of standards while delivering products no one else can.


Lime Crime is a 100% cruelty-free and vegan-friendly company, certified by PETA and Leaping Bunny. This means the products and ingredients do not include animal products or byproducts, such as beeswax, lanolin, whey, or carmine. Nor are the ingredients or products tested on animals at any time during the production process.


As a dedicated animal activist, working with animal-related charities, it makes sense for Lime Crime to deliver outstanding products that are animal-friendly.


Being a self-made entrepreneur, Doe enjoys inspiring and mentoring young female in the beauty industry. She describes entrepreneurship as a passion. Advising young women to look a the current market in their industry, think about the next innovation you would like to see. Then you have to go out and make it happen.


Doe Deere openly talks about the hills and valleys of growing a business. Lime Crime was born during a vision had while modeling a modeling of a fashion line. Each and every step of the creation of this beloved cult brand, started in the hands of Doe, herself. She has gone from formulating products herself, to building an amazing team of individuals who are dedicated to the same high standards.


The brand follows one main rule: if they do not believe in the product, or do not believe it will work for them, they simply do not make the product. Following this one simple rule helps ensure every product stays on brand while delivering the products no one is.


Before releasing new products to customers, Doe Deere and her team test each product on themselves first. At no point in time are the products or ingredients tested on animals.


When asked about Lime Crime’s unique packaging, Doe explained packaging is just as important as the product itself. The packaging of a product, allows you tell to tell a story that inspires the customers’ to creativity and self-expression.


Next time you do your face, remember to express yourself unapologetically.


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PSI Pay, Delivering The Convenience Of A Global Digital Wallet

PSI Pay is a mobile payment system offering many of the same benefits as regular banking. The benefits provided are what’s referred to as a “digital wallet.” Digital wallet users have access to a fast, secure method to pay for goods and services. Thus, eliminating the hassles of driving to a bricks and mortar building to conduct offline financial transactions. PSI Pay can be regarded as the future of contactless payment systems for both online and offline use. It serves the same purpose as carrying a wallet or purse filled with debit and credit cards. But instead of having to fish out separate plastic cards to complete purchases, everything is conveniently linked to one digital wallet. Currently, digital wallets are used by Europeans more on a daily basis than Americans. In an International survey, it was observed that Europeans prefer contactless point of sale transactions (POS).


To transfer money digitally requires a simple transaction to deposit funds into the digital wallet account. Once established, digital wallets are used much like prepaid debit cards; users can make purchases any and everywhere mobile payments are accepted. In Europe, there’s a large percentage of merchants that offer contactless checkouts. However, for Europeans a cautionary measure is needed for those who carry large cash balances. In general, customers of American financial institutions are protected by the The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). As of yet, the European Union doesn’t offer a similar type of cash insurance. And another thing to consider is that unlike banks, digital wallets’ cash balances do not accumulate daily interest. Many digital wallet providers offer users with high balances customer related reward incentives. These incentives vary, according to the provider.


As a global digital wallets provider, PSI Pay is a Fintech Company and it does offer regulatory oversight protection by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. With this assurance, many customers have switched from conventional checking accounts to PSI Pay. In 2015 alone, the company acknowledged a growth rate of 30 percent. That is a rise in new customer accounts, a number which is projected to continually increase. In 2016, to make it even more convenient for customers to pay at checkout, PSI Pay announced the debut of the first ever global payment ring. The ring is in partnership with MasterCard Worldwide and is accepted by 38 million merchant.


Sightsavers: Creating A Brighter Tomorrow

Sightsavers, an international non-governmental organization, is back in the news again. This particular organization has been around since the 1950s, and it has helped millions of people throughout the years. Sightsavers has just reached an unprecedented achievement in the West African nation of Ghana. Living in such poor and underprivileged conditions certainly has its setbacks. The people of Ghana has been known to suffer with an infectious-eye disease that’s known as trachoma. This particular disease starts out as an eye infection and if left untreated, the infection can cause blindness. The eyelashes tend to turn in an inward motion and every time a person blinks his/her eye, the eyelids will scrape against the eye.

This medical condition is very painful as it scars the eye overtime. Sightsavers is one of the most progressive organizations in the world, and it has been a part of over 379,000 projects. The numbers are very staggering when being viewed on paper. Trachoma is very infectious as it can spread via clothing, handshaking and bedding. This medical illness comes from poor sanitation and a lack of clean water. Flies are the main carrier of the disease and there are literally millions of flies that thrive under these dyer conditions. In most cases, women and children tend to get this disease more so than men. Many African nations suffer with trachoma, but Ghana ranks at the top of the list. Sightsavers has been working in Africa since 1954, and it has been able to provide high-quality surgeries and antibiotics.

Donations play a huge role in the success of this program. Pfizer, a global leader in pharmaceuticals, has donated Zithromax tablets to effectively treat the disease. As you can see, the fight against trachoma is ongoing, but there are much brighter days ahead for the people of Ghana.

Sean Penn Creates Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

Sean Penn has worked in many creative formats. He is well known as an actor, director, the former husband of the phenomenon that is Madonna, and now he has demonstrated that his creativity extends to the written word. Penn’s first novel is called Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff and the work is winning accolades from sources ranging from Sarah Silverman to Salman Rushdie. The book takes a look at the issues of our time, from a president called “Mr. Landlord” to the #metoo movement. In his first novel, Penn seeks to express his political engagement through his protagonist’s antics and adventures.


At the age of fifty-seven, when many creative types are content to rest on past successes and to reprise the triumphs of earlier times, Penn is forging new ground with his writing. As he told Rolling Stone magazine, “What surprised me was why I hadn’t done it sooner.” Talking with Marc Maron of the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast, Penn discusses his attraction to and reasons for delving into the world of literature. “It’s more of a conversation about where I feel I can be productive,” he says, claiming that he’s ready to embrace the solitary literary lifestyle and commitment that writing entails.


Penn explains that he fell in love with acting in the 70s. However, he has recently become tired of how the film industry has become more commercial. He is also tired of how the movie industry influences individuals’ views of society, and how the current state of media and film has “image builders” at the forefront of the scene. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that Penn would create a novel that “gleefully skewers our culture’s worship of the notion of branding,” which is an assessment from Vogue magazine regarding Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. “Let’s just say I’ve got somethin’ cookin’,” Penn said, when Vogue inquired about a sequel. With his hints about another novel in the pipeline, Penn seems committed to the writing lifestyle. As he told Maron, “I’m ready for the writer’s life with my golden retriever sitting there.”

Why Does Robert Deignan Want to Help You?

Since graduating Purdue University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, Robert Deignan has been helping people and organizations protect, maintain, and manage their computer systems.

As an entrepreneur, he founded his first business just three years out of school called Fanlink. He worked at it for over two years before it was dissolved in 2001.

But, his experience and know-how landed him a position as executive vice president of iS3, Inc. in the same year. At iS3, Inc. he worked as executive vice president, where the company focused on digital security, computer optimization, and technical support.

After working there for over nine years Robert Deignan left iS3, Inc. and co-founded Inbound Call Experts (ICE) in 2011. It’s a one-stop shop for homes and small businesses that need computer technical support. Customers can call for service 24/7 and receive technical support through the telephone or through remote access screen sharing technology.

Later, the company was dubbed Advanced Tech Support (ATS) Digital Services. And, Deignan has made good customer service the cornerstone of his business.

The company has spread globally with offices in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, and other countries. Yet, Robert Deignan pushed for more, resulting in ATS Digital Services being the first call center to be certified by AppEsteeem. Deignan says:

“Comprehensive, consumer-focused compliance is the backbone of our organization. When we started the review process in January, we discovered that we already met most of AppEsteem’s requirements. From there, it was a simple decision to commit ourselves, get certified, and send a signal to software vendors, security companies, and regulators that we operate at the very highest level when it comes to consumer-friendly operations and practices.”

Why does work so hard for his customers? We may never know. But, aren’t we lucky he does?

Jim Larkin Knew the Union Was the Answer

When Jim Larkin started pushing to make the union something he could use to get better, he felt his career would depend on the union and everything that the union did. He always made sure to give people the chances they needed for success and that’s how he made a good decision about what he was doing to help others. There were times when Jim Larkin felt it was a good idea to always show people what they could do. It helped them continue growing and helped make Jim Larkin know he did the right thing. Everything that happened was a direct result of the hard work Jim Larkin put into things. The opportunities Jim Larkin had made a difference and made it easier for people to see what could happen if they made the right choices. Jim Larkin always wanted others to see what they could do and how everything could keep getting better.


Between working in Ireland and the United States, Jim Larkin made sure he was doing everything right. He had a lot of hope for the future and that helped him make things better for everyone. He also hoped everything would keep getting better as long as the unions saw success. The unions always looked out for the people and pushed to make it easier for employees who didn’t have a chance in the past. Jim Larkin saw this as his way of making an impact and giving back to others who didn’t know what to do or how they could get help.


Thanks to the hard work he did, people could see positive experiences in the future. They could also get more money from the companies. The union made it so companies couldn’t keep exploiting employees who needed help. They didn’t have to worry any longer about the things that were happening or the problems that people had. While Jim Larkin knew how to make things easier for others, they felt it was important to keep growing and giving back. He followed the tradition people had of helping others and always used that when crusading for the unions.

All About Lori Senecal

Lori Senecal, a well-known person with marketing and advertisement skills is a pioneer in areas regarding the development of innovative advertisement techniques. With her robust personality, she has specialized in technology involving innovations so that to be able to bring solutions to business challenges.


Her credibility in worldwide advertisement all started when working with CP+B as the Global CEO. She also worked for KBS as its Global executive chairperson. The ingredients of making her a successful person is because, in whatever she does, she doesn’t stay at comfort zone. While working for KBS, she had a chance to expand the company’s global vision with her work being a great contribution to its rapid growth.


Having attended McGill University, she was able to attain a degree. Lori Senecal also worked as the president in New York office for McCann Erickson where she was able to help different companies to become successful like coca-cola and Xbox with their advertising campaigns.


She can speak French fluently and what she believes is that great style is similar to a great advertisement. She is recognized with the unique style, relentless ability and creative talent as a focus to challenges. Lori also had put her effort in campaigns of American Express, Victory Secret Pink, BMW, Boar’s Head and also vanguard giant companies helped her to become an advertisement Branding queen.


Senecal had decided to leave CP+B after having achieved great for the company. Porter had brought Senecal to the shop because they were really in need of her services. They referred to her being a genius in management and skills in organizations. She left the shop paying better than porter thought will ever pay. Even after Senecal left, they have never lost any client since she had started working for CP+B. That can be called mindblogging. Check out



Despite Senecal leaving, the organization also had another blow when it’s United Kingdom Richard Pinder left. He was acting as the chief leading the organization in the United Kingdom and international division.


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Clayton Hutson Helps Bands with Musical Vision

Since Clayton Hutson is a sound engineer, he knows there are things he can do that help bands sound better. He makes a point of giving them a chance to try different things and also does the best job he can at making everything work for himself and for other people who are a big part of the company. There are things that can give Clayton Hutson the chance to make the music industry better and he knew this when he started. For Clayton Hutson, the point of providing people with musical engineering is so their music sounds good no matter where they’re at or what they’re doing.


When bands like Halsey use Clayton Hutson as a sound engineer, they know they’re doing the right thing for their sound. They also know their fans love how they sound. Since people can hear the music better because of the sound engineer, they get more from the show they go to see. Halsey and Staind both knew this when they started doing work with Clayton Hutson. They also knew he was someone who could help them in different situations no matter what issues they had with sound in the past.


Sound engineers often work with people in the studio. Clayton Hutson knew this and also knew he could do more than just working in the studio. Instead of just helping produce the music while they’re making it, Clayton Hutson also helps artists by following them around to different venues. He shows them what they can get and how they can make sure they sound the best they can. He works with different artists to come up with new sounds so no artist sounds the same even if they’re at the same venue. He makes a point of showing people they can do more with the right music. Learn more:


While Clayton Hutson knows what he’s doing, he doesn’t try to produce the music. Instead, he lets the artists come up with all the music choices they have. He spends his time trying to show them that things will get better with his help, but he doesn’t want to make the actual music. For Clayton Hutson, enhancing the music is the best part of the job. He also likes showing people they can have a better sound if they use the sound engineering techniques he uses. It’s his goal of giving back to these artists that help him become better every time he helps someone.


Heal and Soothe Brings Safe, Natural Relief from Joint Pain

For those who suffer from chronic back and joint pain, finding a remedy that is both effective and non-habit forming is of the utmost importance. Living Well Nutriceuticals has formulated an all-natural supplement to combat arthritis, back, and joint pain, as well as the inflammation that can exascerbate these and other painful conditions. It is called Heal and Soothe.

Heal and Soothe’s list of 100% natural ingredients can be found prominently displayed on each package. The company ensures that all ingredients, along with the amount of each one contained, is fully transparent. These ingredients include:

  • Vitamin E (45 I.U): Known for its powerful effects as an antioxidant, Vitamin E also reportedly lowers high blood pressure and keeps cholesterol levels at their healthiest.
  • Bromelain (3 ml): A natural pineapple extract, studies have shown it to be effective in reducing swelling and inflammation. It has also been shown to be helpful in removing toxins from the bloodstream.
  • Devil’s Claw (30 mg): Shown to alleviate pain by reducing swelling.
  • Ginger (150 mg): Reduces inflammation and relieves nausea. Ginger has been shown to decrease certain prostaglandins, which cause pain.
  • Turmeric Extract (60 mg): One of the strongest antioxidants known, it has been shown to destroy the free radicalsresponsible for inflammation and even for some types of cancer.
  • Boswellia (150 mg): A popular ingredient in Indian medications, this ingredient is known for promoting healthy blood circulation and as an effective anti-inflammatory agent.
  • L-glutathione (6 mg): Said to be the most powerful of all known antioxidants.
  • Systematic Enzymes (382 mg): A supercompound featuring Papain, Bromelain. Protease AM 6.0, and Alkalin Protease.

Together these ingredients workl to treat each and every aspect of the components that cause joint, back, and arthritia pain. The systematic enzymes can naturally differentiate between “good” prostaglandins that aid in healing and “bad” ones which cause inflammation and vbring suffering. They are also instrumental in flushing toxins fromt he blood and actually fending off viruses.

The fact that these are all natural, completely organic ingredients means that they are safe from addictive properties. They have been studied and shown to deliver no unpleasant or dangerous side effects whatsoever. These traits make Heal and Soothe exponentially safer and more desirable as a remedy than synthetic compounds which often cause dependency issues.

Heal and Soothe may be obtained online from The Healthy Back Institute ( A one-month free trial supply (a $59 value) is available by paying only a $9.95 shipping and handling fee.