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Socio Economic Startups,Profiling The Latitude Project

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The two sisters Alanna & Jennifer Tynan grew up in the small mountainous town of Nelson, Canada BC .Causing trouble and playfulness of the mountains, rivers and lakes. As children they had spent many winters in small villages in latin America, Mexico seeing firsthand a reality much different from their own. Though the culture was vibrant and the people were jovial, it was impossible to ignore the poverty.

They came to understand that things are done differently around the world but we recognized that basic needs transcend physical borders. The need for clean water. Sanitary living conditions. Access to health services. Basic education. Basic human rights that people in many areas of the world do not have the means to access. This lead for them to start the Latitude Project so that they could partner with communities and do what they can to help.

There Adventurous personalities lead them to go on ventures the love for  campfire, spontaneous road trips and being part of something much bigger than there selves. They clame not to be a couple of Mother Theresas there imperfect humans with a desire to leave the world a little better than it was when they got here. There lovers of this fragile and wonderful life and staunch believers in the sentiment that to improve and enjoy the world are not mutually exclusive. And luckily,There not the only ones.

They explore, listen and respond. Communities express what they need and they work together to achieve that change. This way, projects are locally embraced and sustained over time. Each unique project is reflective of differing customs, cultures, and ever-changing needs. 100% of public donations fund projects on the ground without trickling through administration fees: from education facilities to medical initiatives, roofs to clean water, Latitude helps people meet their basic needs so they can live their own adventures.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/thelatitudeproject ,Email info@thelatitudeproject.com,

 

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“Large, powerful, but regal, Cecil was known for being comfortable around humans—and simply for having a name, say those that knew him”

Cecil the Lion was a majestic creature, known for his gentle nature and instantly loved by all who saw him. He was killed by Mr Walter palmer, a Minnesota dentist who shot dead Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has sparked major outrage globally, Cecil was a male Southwest African lion who primarily lived in the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. He was a major attraction at the park and was being studied and tracked by Oxford University as part of a larger study.

The killing of Cecil the lion has provoked outrage worldwide, with Zimbabwe has started extradition proceedings and hopes the United States will cooperate, said Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation’s environment minister. A Gold plating company Goldgenie has created a special version of the HTC One M9 dedicated to the memory of Cecil the lion to raise funds for a charity dedicated to the conservation of animals in Hwange National Park where he lived.

Many including me would recommend to donate any means of support towards ,Friends of Hwange which is a charity that is working hard towards the conservation of wildlife in Hwange National Park, the home that Cecil was cruelly lured from.

Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve and faces many challenges such as developing and maintaining water resources, protecting the animals from poachers and maintenance of roads.  The Friends of Hwange Trustees emphasize that 100% of donated money is used in the Park for the good of the animals as the trust does not incur any running expenses outside of the Park and all work done by the Trustees is done so on a voluntary basis. For further information or to make a direct donation to the charity, please visit the charity’s website.

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https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfHwange

http://friendsofhwange.com/

http://www.goldgenie.com/

http://www.htc.com/us/

Barbaric Murder of Cecil / Htc Connection.

Textile Juggernaut aka ‘Kapray’ making head way.

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As his twitter handle says ,Kapray the brands CEO and Seasoned Entrepreneur Mr Faisal Saya , commented, “My vision was to create a brand that could not only compete with, but out do the international brands that everyone looks forward to in Pakistan. He is a visionary who has had numerous years of experience leading Al-Rahim Textile which is a leading textile manufacturer and exporter from Pakistan with a modern, state of the art plant & machinery to produce quality products, towels, bedding and kitchen linens.

Kapray is basically a clothing brand that covers everyone’s needs, includes Men, Women, kids and Home ranges in its collection including but not limited to shoes, bags, stitched clothes and unstitched fabric.Kapray is an seamles channel brand offering trendy ,fast fashion retailer. Since Kapray controls its processes in the supply chain starting from fabric construction to the finished product,it ensures high quality and aims at exceeding customer expectation.

After numerous years of planning and getting the formula right .Kapray launched its first ‘MEGA STORE’ on 5th July 2015 in Dolmen Mall Clifton Karachi. The launch event featured a star studded red carpet event attended by a host of glamorous celebrities /models including Abbas Jaffery, Sarwat Gillani, Ahsan Khan, Azfer Rahman, Kiran Khan, Rubab Ali, Nadia Hussain to name a few.

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https://www.facebook.com/kaprayonline/timeline

http://www.kaprayonline.com/index.html

https://twitter.com/Kapray_Online

https://instagram.com/kaprayonline/

Internet.org an Opportunity calling .

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Every person joining the internet has a story to tell. Here’s a story from a student in Colombia who is using the internet to learn.Internet.org is a partnership between social networking services company Facebook and six companies (Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Opera Software, Nokia and Qualcomm) that plans is to bring affordable access to selected Internet services to less developed countries by increasing efficiency,and facilitating the development of new business models around the provision of Internet access .
A year after its successful launched of free basic services in Zambia.Today, more than one billion people in 17 countries can use Internet.org. An application tool that has allowed people to connect to the web in the most remote of areas in order to improve and further there lives. Now, more people are getting online, using these free tools for health, education, jobs and communication putting an end to poverty, and discovering the value of the internet.
After launching free basic services, mobile operators are seeing people adopt mobile data 50% faster than before. More than half the new people coming online through Internet.org choose to pay for data and access more internet services within the first 30 days. In June, people used Internet.org to access online health services more than one million times.
Studies show that for every 10 people who gain access to the internet, around one person is lifted out of poverty. If we can connect the 4 billion people with internet access, we can help raise hundreds of millions out of poverty. An application for the free service can be found here for Android & IOS platforms .Alongside the app launch, Internet.org is also experimenting with drones and satellites to deliver internet to remote areas.
To continue making progress, we’re expanding free basic services to even more operators by making it easier for them to offer Internet.org. We also recently announced the Internet.org Platform to help any developer worldwide offer their services.
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Hip New Chika’s shaping Technology

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This Article aims to encourage Women locally / Abroad to take up the Appropriate education,empowerment of women. which will lead to a prosperous Nation Pakistan.

Many women have contributed to Pakistan’s technology industry and have made a name for themselves,The concept of Women in Technology or towards Entrepreneurship in Pakistan is a new one. There are several examples of women leading the way in Technology and towards Entrepreneurship.This has lead to the growth of the economy from over last few years.

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The presence of these enthusiastic women have brought prosperity,welfare and as role models have encouraged numerous others to stand up and strive for stunning achievements. Here is the list of few Pakistani game changers and their stories.

1. Ms Jehan Ara is the mastermind behind PASHA (Pakistan Software Houses Associations).She is an entrepreneur,speaker,motivator,Human Rights activist and writer for various Industrial publications. A President of P@SHA Tech Incubator,The Nest I/O .

2. Ms Sara Haider is of Pakistani heritage,live’s in San Francisco,Is a Software Engineer at Periscope the new live broadcast /streaming app making head way. An Inspiration to women locally that engineering is not a dying field.

3.Ms Fiza Farhan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Buksh Foundation in addition she is also the Director of Buksh Energy Pvt Ltd runs .A micro finance institution that brings clean energy projects to poor and rural areas. She made it to Forbes’ international list of 30 Under 30 social entrepreneurs was also selected as a “Future Energy Leader” at the World Energy Council.

4.Ms Mona Mahtani from Hyderabad, Sindh has received International N-Peace Award from Judy Cheng-Hopkins, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon, N-peace Network is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia working on the advancement of women and peace issues .She is an advocate of Inter faith harmony and spends her time running a school and other similar projects advocating peace and educational the youth.

5. Ms Shiza Shahid is a young, female Pakistani educational advocate .A Stanford Grad and former McKinsey consultant; she became Ms Malala Yousafzai Chief Strategist and is the driving force behind The Malala Fund. And has even made it to Forbes.

6. Ms Kalsoom Lakhani is founder and CEO of Invest2Innovate (i2i) , LLC, a global social enterprise intermediary that matches investors with social entrepreneurs in emerging markets beginning in Pakistan and (soon) Bangladesh. By her venture she supports entrepreneurs, engaging mentors & investors, and partnering with local stakeholders, work to build a better enabling environment in Pakistan to encourage investment & entrepreneurship.

7. Ms Saba Gul did her Bachelors, Masters from MIT. She studied Computer Sciences and Economics. She is a successful entrepreneur that runs a nonprofit organization Popinjay, which helps girls, and their families of Pakistan, living below the poverty line to get education.

8. Ms Salma Jafri is who founded her own Content Marking Firm named as WordPL.net in 2008 and now she is working currently with Fortune 100 Companies as a Services Provider.

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http://www.smeda.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=236&Itemid=574

http://codeforpakistan.org/programs/women_and_tech/

http://www.mizlink-pakistan.com/About-Us.html

Red Hot : Iron Man-themed Galaxy S6 edge

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Samsung has teamed up with Marvel and has launched the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition smartphone in select countries. The handset will reach South Korea on May 27th 2015 along with China and Hong Kong in June. The firm has not mentioned the price of the smartphone or if it will reach other markets or not. The limited edition smartphone comes as a part of Samsung-Marvel tie-up for the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. 

With Samsung being an active promoter of Marvel’s latest Avengers movie, it’s no surprise to see the tech giant releasing some sort of special edition product to sweeten the deal. The metal of the Galaxy S6 edge sports a red color on the front and back with a gold trim around the sides which are Iron Man’s signature colors.

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Samsung and Marvel have partnered on multiple projects over the last few years. For example, Samsung gave away four limited edition Avengers cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in the past. There is also a Battle For The Avengers Tower experience available for the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset. Samsung also offers anAvengers: Age Of Ultron theme for the Galaxy S6, which includes a set of wallpapers, lock screens and icons.

As far as the specifications are concerned, it all remains the same.  The Galaxy S6 Edge boasts a curved Quad HD display with the sides acting as a secondary display where you can view notifications and launch applications with one hand. As for the design, it boasts a body made out of Gorilla Glass 4 and metal.

It is powered by a  Exynos 7420 octa-core processor with 64-bit capability and 3GB of RAM. The Iron Man Limited Edition offers 64GB internal storage, 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a non-removable 2,600mAh battery. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box wrapped under an overhauled TouchWiz UI.