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The Fagali’I Airport – Nice To Have Landed Here

March 22, 2018 • fishcarolina

The Fagali’I airport is within just a hop and a skip from Apia, located in a spot surrounded by incredible hotels and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Very accommodating, made available are various types of transportation for guests to use: buses, taxis, shuttles and even rental car services. If you’re planing a trip to Apia to experience its lovely beaches and adventurous jungles, the Fagali’I airport is the port to land your family and jump-start your Apia journey with sheer satisfaction.

A great customer service team is available at the Fagali’I airport, definitely a bunch to appreciate. Friendly faces, bright smiles, prompt responses and proficient answers, guests are in for a comforting experience during all durations of time spent at the incredible Fagali’I airport.

Inside the airport, guests are welcome to a small market that entails the most common items that guests would buy in an airport and of course even more. But, food, snacks, magazines and souvenirs are available at your convenience. If you’ve arrived at the Fagali’I airport and hold only foreign cash, no worries whatsoever, the airport entails a currency exchange according to


Just a hop and a skip or two from the airport are many hotels. The following hotels surround the airport, but these are just a few, which are some of the visitors’ favorite places to stay: Insel Fehmarn Hotel, Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel and even the Taumeasina Island Resort. Prices start at just $49 a night according to

The Fagali’I airport is a very small airport indeed, but its most busiest airline manages to fly out over 300 flights a month. Getting customers to Savai’i and Pago Pago, the Fagali’I airport only services to these two destination, but such destinations can get you to the many other beautiful locations around the world. Apia is one of the better vacation spots for families and it has gone on record numerous times.

If you are a fan of Samoan foods, volleyball at beautiful beaches, jungles, scuba diving, touring volcanos or learning more about Robert Louis Stevenson, experiencing these activities throughout Samoan culture is definitely an experience worth exploring.

Book your flight to Apia today. Flight deals always await the happy vacationer.


Dr. Scott Rocklage Determined to Find a Cure

March 15, 2018 • fishcarolina

Scott Rocklage of 5AM Ventures is helping to lead the way toward a cure for the genetic disorder, Myotonic Dystrophy Type I. This horrible disease is the root cause of Muscular Dystrophy in adults. Rocklage, along with Sanofi Ventures, Novartis Venture Fund, and Kleiner Perkings are helping Expansion Therapeutics secure Series A financing. The group has already raised over $55 million toward finding a cure for this disease.

DM1, as the disease is called, occurs when certain RNAs inside of cells rise to toxic levels which cause the heart, muscles, and central nervous systems in the body to break down. This disease is hereditary and has been known to infect entire families, becoming more debilitating with each generation. There is no cure or even an effective treatment for this disease.

There has recently been a breakthrough in the treatment of DM1, which was discovered by Dr. Matthew Disney, and it can now be treating with small molecule medications. The only problem is the laborious process of getting these treatments to market. That is where Scott Rocklage and his team come into play, raising millions of dollars to help get the treatment into the hands of those who need it. Read more: Scott Rocklage | Crunchbase and Scott Rocklage | Bloomberg

Dr. Scott Rocklage is a managing partner of venture capital firm, 5AM Ventures. The company secures financing for life science and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Rocklage has been with 5AM Ventures since 2003, after nearly 20 years in healthcare management. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley and his Ph.D. from MIT, where he was a research assistant for Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Richard Schrock.

Rocklage is an accomplished inventor with over 30 U.S. patents awarded to his inventions and has led three drugs through the FDA approval process: Teslascan, Omniscan, and Cubicin. He has served on the board of numerous pharmaceutical companies including Relypsa, Novira, and Achaogen.

He previously worked as the CEO and Chairman of Cubist Pharmaceuticals. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cidara, Kinestral and Rennovia. Dr. Rocklage’s office is located in the Boston, MA area where he lives.

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Makeup Expert Doe Deere Has A Solid Fan Base

March 7, 2018 • fishcarolina

Finding a calling is an important life task. Many people look for ways to marry their need to earn a living while doing something they love at the same time. They want to do something that may also inspire others. Such is the case with Doe Deere. Doe Deere has been lucky. She’s been able to do what she loves and help inspire others to follow with her. As a makeup entrepreneur, she’s watched her life and her work start to become one. She’s also garnered a huge following. People have turned to her for many things. They are looking for fashion advice, new ways to use makeup and other aspects of life such as how best to express themselves through the use of makeup.


Discovering a Passion


Passion has been everything in life for Doe Deere. Passion is what ignites her life. Growing up in Russia, she quickly moved to New York City in her teens. There, she started to find what she was looking for in her life. She started a career that would eventually bring her literally millions of fans. In New York, she spend time attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. She found that doing so helped give her a much needed creative outlet in her life. As she attended classes, she found that ideas began to take shape in her mind. Her creativity began to blossom. She felt inspired and decided that it was time for her to consider striking out on her own and starting a venture she could turn into a way of making money and do what she was clearly meant to do.


The Beginning of Lime Crime


Lime Crime, as she would dub her most famous venture, burst on the scene. Her vivid colors helped bring in people who loved what she was doing. They wanted more. She had started Lime Crime as a way of earning money as well as a way to help create makeup that truly appealed to her personally. She loves color. Color is how she makes sense of the world. She started to create intensely colored makeup in shades that were inventive. Fans caught on and found they shared her personal aesthetic. They loved how she was able to take almost any color in the rainbow and turn it into makeup that looked great.


Reaching Out to Fans


Doe Deere found out she could reach out to her many fans. One way was to create well produced videos. These videos helped people see how to use her makeup. She showed them how they could create looks that would help them really stand out in a crowd. As her videos gained popularity, she began to enjoy a large following. In the last several years, her fan base has only grown and grown. In the process, she’s managed a huge following on many different forms of social media. She has over three million people who follow her every word on very popular social media outlets such as Instagram.



What To Do And Where To Eat Outside Of The Fagali’I Airport

March 6, 2018 • fishcarolina

Most visitors to Apia, Samoa, arrive at the nearby Fagali’I Airport (FGI). This is a small airport that has one paved airstrip. It is used exclusively by Polynesian, Airline of Samoa. They have several flights each day that go back and forth to Pago Pago in American Samoa which is pretty close by. This airline also offers charter flights to places like Savaii, Tonga, Fiji, and Niue.

Once a traveler arrives at Fagali’I Airport they can get to their hotel by either taking that hotel’s shuttle, if they offer one, or ride in one of the cabs parked outside the concourse. There are many hotels near the airport from which to choose. You have a wide variety of price points to choose from. Those who want the most rock bottom hotel price in Apia can choose the Tatiana Motel Tanugamanono which is just $13 a night. Most hotels cost around $50 to 70 a night according to One of the nicest hotels on the island is the Taumeasina Island Resort which is regularly $234 a night but often goes on sale for $182.


There are many tourist type things to do around Fagali’I Airport. Many like to visit the home of the famed Scottish author who died while living in Samoa, the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum according to For those who want to enjoy the outdoors there is Pe’ape’a Cave which is a huge lava tube cave in which many exotic birds live. Another option near the airports is Papaseea Sliding Rocks which features natural waterslides as well as a giant swimming hole.

There is also plenty of dining options that surround Fagali’I Airport. A local favorite is Paddles Restaurant which serves Italian fare and seafood. A cheap place that is actually quite good is Lynn’s Takeaway which features authentic Polynesian cuisine. For those who want a moderately priced option there is Pacific Jewell’ Garden Cafe which has been rated at the sixth best restaurant in Apia. A higher end restaurant is Roko’s Restaurant which features European food. No matter the budget a person can find something to eat while near the Fagali’I Airport.

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Securus Technologies Expanding its Market beyond North America With the Acquisition of GovPayNet

February 28, 2018 • fishcarolina

The correctional firm that has an excellent track record for nearly three decades and continues to surprise its customers with new products and services from time to time is Securus Technologies. The company was established in the year 1986, and since then has grown to become the market leader and pioneers in the correctional technology space. The products and services offered by Securus Technologies are high-quality, and the company has also received tons of rave reviews online from its users.


The customer service provided by Securus Technologies is also top notch, and it has also received one of the most coveted and respected awards for it, Gold Stevie Award, in 2016. Securus Technologies also has received the highest rating by one of the most respected independent review organization, the Better Business Bureau. It goes on to speak a lot about the standards maintained by the company in offering quality products and services.


Securus Technologies is already the market in the inmate communication services but has also been planning to expand in other directions inside the correctional field. One of the facilities that are highly lucrative, which the company has been eyeing for a while now is the money transfer and payment processing services. It is for this reason the company recently acquired Jpay Inc and then GovPayNet. Securus Technologies believes that with the acquisition of GovPayNet, the company would be expanding its horizon in the correctional technology space, and it would also help in adding a vast customer base that already exists with GovPayNet.


Securus Technologies is confident that the new acquisitions would work wonders for the company. The company believes that in its expansion drive to reach beyond the North American market, the addition of GovPayNet would help tremendously. GovPayNet already serves millions of customers and has collaborated with more than 2,300 correctional agencies in the United States.


U.S. Money Reserve Becomes Official Sponsor of Annual Scottsdale Auction

February 21, 2018 • fishcarolina

The renowned bullion trader, U.S. Money Reserve acted as the official sponsor of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, a leading auction cum exhibition for collectible car enthusiasts. The 47th Annual Auction was held until January 21, 2018, and the event was conducted at Westworld of Scottsdale located in Arizona.

By stationing at the main Salon, the team from precious metal trader answered questions raised by visitors and explained them the advantages of owning precious metals. Additionally, the metal supplier also displayed a very rare McLaren P1 GTR at the event. The Chief Numismatist of the firm, John Rothans confirmed that U.S. Money Reserve is highly excited to sponsor the grand event by joining hands with Barrett-Jackson.

He also added that it is a privilege for the firm to collaborate with Barrett-Jackson as the latter is the leader of auctions in collectible cars and known for putting great events. Rothans also think that similar to U.S. Money Reserve, Barrett-Jackson has excellent discerning collectibles audience.

The attendees of the auction were trying to learn more about the services and offerings of U.S. Reserve and visited the company’s booth in large numbers. Interestingly, a large number of people were hovering around McLaren P1 GTR due to their deep passion towards the rare car.

The car showcased by the precious metal supplier had a number of characteristics. Its VIN number is 0001, and it was able to produce a top speed of 225 miles per hour by showcasing an acceleration of 0 to 60 in just 2.4 seconds. It was one of the extremely limited edition car series which produced only 45 in numbers.

The car’s odometer showed a reading of only 605 miles, means it was not used for any riding purpose until that date and mostly used for shows. The firm also facilitated a contact person for further queries on the car: Gary Bennett can be reached at 480-290-3019.

As one of the biggest Collector Car Auctions event, Scottsdale Auction attracted more than 200,000 visitors in just eight days. Apart from that, the event also got significant television coverage.

Even the CEO of Barrett-Jackson, Craig Jackson took the vibe of the event and confirmed that the Auction became the celebration bonanza of the automotive lifestyle. He also appraised this year’s event that the one week Auction attracted guests of all ages with a number of incredible activities.

While coming to the U.S. Money Reserve, it was founded in 2001 to supply the Federal government-issued bullions to individual customers. Later, the firm expanded its inventory network and started offering the precious metals offered by foreign governments and institutions as well.

PR Newswire revealed that while selling precious metals, the supplier also helps the customers to learn about the tricks and tips of bullion investing by offering expert market knowledge. The firm also conducts extensive research in precious metals to help the customers.

OSI Group Helps Tyson Food Employees Keep Earning Money

January 16, 2018 • fishcarolina

Tyson Food was about to shut down a facility in Chicago if it was not bought out by someone. The facility would drop 480 jobs in various fields of the plant. The switch to OSI Group did not prevent all the employees from being let go but it did solve the problem for half of them. When the last day came for production at the plant, Tyson had been able to keep 250 employees that would switch over to employees for OSI.

A spokesperson for OSI Group was unable to verify how many people were carried over long term and what any future plans were for the plant. The spokesperson had very little involvement in the release of too much information. OSI did make a statement regarding the facility, stating that the Tyson facility is close to their other facilities in Chicago. The newest addition to the OSI Group would serve as an infrastructure for the growing business.

The facility would go on to enhance the abilities to meet all the needs of the customers that OSI Group serves. The senior VP for OSI North America spoke about the latest addition and stated that it would serve as the broader group for manufacturing within the network of facilities.

OSI is a private held business that specializes in the production of many meat products. The group focuses on breakfast sausage, bacon and chicken. It also provides other services in food and in the retail end, according to the company. OSI currently operates in more than 60 facilities within a large number of countries.

Before OSI Group became involved with Tyson, the facility was already producing prepared meals, tempura chicken and even sauces. It covered a large number of dinner meals and breakfast foods within the facility. When the initial closing was announced by Tyson, the facility was very limited on the number of things that it could do for changing needs of the consumers it was servicing. When the facility was transferred over to OSI, the other facilities in the Chicago area were left open. OSI Group Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago.

OSI Group has been a leader in the prepared foods background for many years. They have provided the meat for McDonalds for a number of years. Not only in the United States but also in other countries. They are determined to be the leader of suppliers for many fast food chains. OSI Food Solutions UK Awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council.

Fabletics increases sales by leveraging big data and crowdsourcing

December 28, 2017 • fishcarolina

While business uses big data to determine consumer wants and needs, customers use their own version of that – crowdsourced reviews to determine which products to buy. One business that leads in capitalizing on this trend, Fabletics, stands out.


The athleisure brand founded by “Almost Famous” actress Kate Hudson, leverages big data via an incoming customer survey, then encourages customer reviews of each product sold on its site. The Fabletics customer base varies in their favorite form of exercise from runners to weight lifters to yogis, but their common community thread is a healthy, active lifestyle. Fabletics customers know they can trust reviews on the site just as they would their mom’s or best friend’s recommendation because the entire Fabletics community is like them – active and health-minded.


The proof that the one-two combination of data sharing works lies in Fabletics’ growth and bottom line. Launched in 2013, the company experienced more than 200 percent growth in four years, earning more than $235 million. It uses a membership plan with an automatically shipped monthly outfit based on each user’s preferences. Although consumers can purchase items without joining, most become members. Fabletics membership surpassed one million in only four years. Membership provides a deep discount on each outfit. Customers buy often and pass along what they thought of each piece of athletic wear providing sales help from the crowd, as well as, data for the company to improve products.


Search engines notice the power of the crowd, too. Google ranks businesses and brands with positive reviews higher than others. E-retailers like and noticed, as well. They began integrating brand reviews from other sites to flesch out items they carry with few reviews. But, Hudson’s brand doesn’t need that.


It has the support of its million-plus members, a number that includes celebrities like Demi Lavato, who worked with Hudson on one season’s fashions. Lavato echoes many fans of the brand, saying that its and Hudson’s authenticity drew her to it, as much as the well-crafted workout gear.


Again, customer actions back up those words. According to Shawn Gold, Corporate Marketing Officer of Fabletics’ parent company, TechStyle Fashion Group, 85 percent of its sales come from repeat customers. Those customers convert friends – 17 percent of new customer come via referral. Beyond its e-commerce venture, Fabletics opened 22 retail locations to date and plans more. Now, that’s four years of growth that shows the importance of trust and the power of the people.

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How Hussain Sajwani Built A Financial Empire

December 14, 2017 • fishcarolina

DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani has been an entrepreneur since 1983 when he founded his first business. He has been phenomenally successful and was named by Forbes as one of the top 10 billionaires in the Middle East in 2017. As of September 2017 he was worth about $4.9 billion. He owns a number of companies with the parent company being DAMAC Group. The biggest subsidiary of this is DAMAC Properties Dubai Co. PJSC which is his luxury real estate development firm that builds residential, commercial, leisure, and retail spaces.

As Hussain Sajwani’s companies are headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, quite a bit of his project are in this city or in the surrounding area. He originally started out as an entrepreneur in the catering industry, a company that he started in 1983 and is still very successful as it operates in several countries serving food to those in hospitals, construction project, and military bases among other locations. His next business was building hotels in Dubai during the time where business professionals were increasingly visiting Dubai. Learn more:

The big opportunity that Hussain Sajwani saw in 2002 was when the government of the United Arab Emirates finally opened the country up to allowing foreigners to buy property which to that point had been forbidden. This was when he founded DAMAC Properties so that he could build properties that would appeal to wealthy foreigners who wanted to own property in his country. He has used effusive marketing in order to make his properties attractive for this foreign investment. He has given high-end luxury cars to buyers of the apartments and villas he has built, for example. One time he gave everyone a Jet Ski that bought a unit at one of his residential developments.

Hussain Sajwani is also a philanthropist. As so many children are poor throughout the world they have clothing that is entirely inadequate. Recognizing this fact, the Sheikh of the UAE launched a campaign to clothe children across the globe. Hussain Sajwani, along with his family, donated a large sum of AED two million that ended up providing clothes to about one million children.

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The History Of The Trabuco

November 27, 2017 • fishcarolina

Trabuco’s, often known by their French name trébuchet, were a weapon used during the Middle Ages. Their purpose was to fling projectiles either at the walls of a structure to bring them down or to fire over the top of these walls. It is sometimes also called a balancing Trabuco in order to differentiate it from an older form of the weapon called the traction Trabuco.

According to Trabuco’s were used throughout Europe and the Middle East. They were very powerful weapons that could fling up to 1550 kilos of projectiles at distances of up to 800 meters away. When manned by skilled soldiers they were also pretty accurate. Stones were used as projectiles in order to bring down walls. Stones could also be fired over the wall in order to try to hit enemy soldiers on the other side of the fortification. Additionally, sometimes diseased dead bodies were flung over walls in order to try to kill the enemy by spreading the disease.

It was in China that Trabuco’s were first created, in roughly 400 BC. It wasn’t until 600 AD that their use spread to Europe and the Middle East. They were used for centuries, right up until weapons using gunpowder made them obsolete. The last time that a Trabuco was used in a military conflict occurred in 1521 when the Spaniard Hernán Cortés used them in his attack on Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital.

Trabuco’s did not have any complicated mechanism’s to make them work. They were both simple for armies to make as well as easy to maintain. They work by translating gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy with some energy also being lost to sound and heat. Trabuco are still used even today by physics teachers who want to explain this type of principal of physics to their students.

People still build Trabuco’s even today, although for fun instead of for war based on Instead of launching stones or diseased dead bodies they instead fling such things as pumpkins. There have been contests put on of who’s Trabuco can fling pumpkins the farther, for example.

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