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In October 2003, a tribute was written about Alastair Borthwick. Known for the use of his elaborate writing talents for approximately 150 programs on Grampian TV in the 1960s, Alastair Borthwick was born in 1913 in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire and he died in 2003 at the age of 90.

His style of writing included a classic genre that may be deemed fortuitous to some. His first successful publication occurred in 1939 which is called “Always a Little Further”. This publication included a memoir throughout the Scottish highlands for a decade. Other literary works are as follows:

  • 1946- San Peur- memoir concerning the last years of the second world war
  • 1960s- scripted programs for Grampian TV
  • 1980s and 1990s- the reissuing of Sans Peur as Battalion

His Early Years

Alastair Borthwick wasn’t raised where he was born. He was raised in Troon, Aryshire. At the age of 11, he moved to Glasgow. He also went to high school there. At the age of 16, he left high school to be work at the Evening Times as a copy taker. Afterward, he progressed to the Glasgow Weekly Herald. In 1935, Alastair Borthwick went to London to work for an organization called Daily Mirror. He left a year later and briefly supervised the Empire Exhibition’s press club. Then, he worked in radio broadcasting at the BBC. He then served the Second World War and then worked as a TV and radio producer.

Settling Down after the War & More

After the war was over, he and his wife moved into a small cottage on the coast of Jura. They resided there for seven years until his wife, Anne, bore a son who is named Patrick.

Throughout the years afterward, Alastair Borthwick achieved other accolades, including BBC giving him a contract that lasted for three years which was a post-war Scotland, and earning an OBE recognition for his work involving a presentation of the Glasgow’s massive engineering festival.

He and his family then relocated in 1952 to Islay. In 1960, they transferred to South Ayrshire where he resided with his wife for the rest of their lives.

JD.com of Jingdong Mall was launched in 2004 by Richard Liu Qiangdong and is one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in China. Traditional bookstores are currently going through a revival as a result of JD.com’s new online book business.

 

In addition, Jingdong Mall provides solutions when it comes to book procurement, technology, and logistics to 49 book stores around the country, including AIO SPACE, and Yitiao, as a result of Jingdong Mall’s RaaS  or “Retail as a Service” strategy. Under the RaaS strategy banner, JD also provided services and technologies to a number of companies from various industries. The “Retail as a Service” strategy also went beyond retail, helping a popular restaurant chain cut delivery costs in 2017.

 

One significant partnership that resulted from the RaaS strategy has been between Tangning Books and JD.com. Tangning Books is a bookstore that has two locations in Guangzhou, and was managing over 60 book suppliers prior to partnering with Jingdong in 2017. As a result of Jingdong and Tangning Books partnership, sales grew by 30% from May to December, and the profits also grew by 17% over that period. The partnership also enabled Tangning Books to reduce their turnover to 220 days, and using JD’s resources they are now able to have insight when it comes to customer buying behaviors and is able to tailored to their customer base, which in turn leads to more sales. Click Here to learn more.

 

When talking about the partnership, the founder of Tangning Books, Ningxin Liu stated that without the tech and supply chain expertise of Jingdong, his business would not benefit from any competitive advantage. He also pointed out that being backed by e-commerce technology allows the offline book business to see a bright future.

 

Another important benefit that resulted from the partnership between JD and Tangning is the fact that the bookstore now allows customers to scan QR codes for the books that aren’t available at the store and they can deliver the books within 24 hours using JD’s deep inventory. Haifeng Yang of JD Logistics noted that offline bookstores is only one example of many industries that can benefit from JD’s expertise when it comes to inventory management, technology, supply chain, and data.

 

See Also: https://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/2018/10/18/jd-com-opens-up-its-logistics-network-to-users

Three million people are using the Blockchain Debit Card created by UEPS, and that number is quickly increasing. The use of this technology is creating the world’s lowest costing banking, with management expecting the EPS to be $2.50 by the year 2020. The UEPS will be lower than 4 P/E without debt.

Revolutionizing Banking with Blockchain

Some compare the technology of blockchain to the 1980s and 1990’s internet. The beginning of some blockchain applications is Net1 Technologies. These applications allow blockchain technology to gain free cash flows as a company for financial tech. The free cash flow being generated will allow the purchase of all the public shares to be available before the year 2023 if the stock keeps being undervalued.

Debit Card Technology of U.E.P.S. for Blockchain

A patented form of the technology for blockchain was created by UEPS on a smart card that can be used as more than just a debit card. Anywhere the Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) is used, the smart card can be used. The cards use distributed ledgers that can work without communication to a centralized computer both offline and offline.

Basics

The UEPS cards do not need a centralized computer in order to create audit records, validate or authorize transactions. Bank infrastructure costs can be avoided while the cards work as a complete bank account. A battery-operated Point of Sale (POS) device can record all the smart card transactions and the smart card stores multiple completed transactions. Information on previous transactions is updated when the cards interact with a POS device or ATM that is centralized.

Serge Belamant

Born during 1953 in Tulle, France, Serge Belamant was 14 when he moved to South Africa. Serge Belamant excelled in chess and rugby at Highlands North High School where he learned English. Serge Belamant attended Witwatersrand University in 1972 studying applied mathematics and computer science. He would use UNISA to take information system courses after discontinuing his studies two years later. Serge Belamant is the CEO of Net1 Technologies which is developing the technology to use blockchain smart cards as debit cards.

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Bernardo Chua is one of the most interesting individuals working within the network marketing industry today. One of his first opportunities within the industry dates back to the launch of Gano Excel in the United States. He was working with the company as an executive, and was brought on board to expand the company into Hong Kong, the United States, and later Canada. What happened next for Bernardo Chua would kick start his career in business. View Bernardo Chua’s profile at LinkedIn

It was shortly after he was hired for this endeavor that he moved to the United States and was nominated to the be the president of Gano Excel. The company was focused on producing products with ganoderma, a living organism within the mushroom family that promotes good health. The goal for Gano Excel, was to put the ganoderma into capsules and instant coffee products to promote a healthier lifestyle.

The popularity of the company grew tremendously, and it didn’t take long for the company to determine a successful future for itself. A rebranding of the company took place is 2008, giving it the name Organo Gold. During this time, the company was known more for it’s instant coffee products that were often referred to as “healthy coffee”.

Chua has now expanded the company into Turkey, and eventually changed the name to Organo in 2015. Turkey was the 39th country in which Bernardo Chua has opened up more opportunity for his company. The decision to do this was simple. Turkey was noted as the first country to ever open a coffeehouse, dating back to the 15th century.

As the CEO of Organo, Bernardo has no doubt had a fascinating journey. As with any company, he has experienced his ups and downs. He has also figured out what didn’t work and what would work to make his company a huge success. Learn more: http://cajamediterraneo.net/bernardo-chua-turkey-welcomes-health-in-a-cup-of-coffee/