Adi Asavaid, business intelligence expert and co-founder of innovative CEO Analytics discusses retention and profits.

When two business intelligence and quanti experts joined forces, they disrupted conventional wisdom by focusing on real users, not abstract algorithms

Love is what keeps you coming back to a brand”

— Adi Asavaid

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, February 25, 2020 / — When Adi Asavaid and Marcelo Salup founded CEO Analytics they created a counter-intuitive company. Both hailed from the quanti side of business. Both were experienced in business intelligence and predictive algorithms. But both agreed on their focus in a single afternoon: Love. The love that keeps a customer coming back.
Interview with Adi Asavaid, Principal of CEO Analytics.

Q: Why focus on retention?

Adi: I’m an engineer and have worked in business intelligence all my life. Retention is by far the most efficient way to increase your revenues. When you focus on retention, you focus on profits.

Q: You’re referring to numerous studies that say that acquiring a client can be as much as 5 times more expensive than getting one?

Adi: Exactly. Your customers already love something about your business. We unearth that and help our clients increase retention, reduce churn, increase revenues.

Q: Which companies do you think should focus on retention?

Adi: In principle just about every company with customers, right? But especially companies that see hundreds or thousands of consumers daily. In those companies, even tiny losses have significant impact on revenues.

Q: Give me an example.

Adi: Take a company with 10 restaurants and yearly revenues of $500,000 per store. Losing even 1% of your customers per month, means losing slightly over 11% of your customers per year. So, you’d lose $500,000 per year.

Q: And that’s only for loss…

Adi: Yes, churn is a completely different matter, but also expensive. If, for every customer you lose you must replace them just to keep even, your acquisition costs never go down… and they also affect your margin.

Q: So what is your approach?

Adi: We combine lots of factors: a unique version of a sophisticated tool –Disassociated Conjoint Analysis—then predictive algorithms to figure out what customers really love and are eager to spend money on.
But, then we did something even more unique: we included marketing and merchandising factors to the mix. So, we can tell you what your customers truly love about you, then we can also tell you how to reach them more effectively.

Finally, we give our customers the ability to segment the data by dozens of variable, so they can develop a retention effort for different customers.

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Volt/VAr Management Market: Global Share, Size, Trends and Growth Analysis Forecast to 2020-2025

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PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, February 25, 2020 / — Volt/VAr Management Industry


The report begins from overview of Industry Chain structure, and describes industry environment, then analyses market size and forecast of Volt/VAr Management by product, region and application, in addition, this report introduces market competition situation among the vendors and company profile, besides, market price analysis and value chain features are covered in this report.

The report provides overall information on the Volt/VAr Management that covers the market value, the product information, market share, and various other important information. The market driving forces have been discussed in the report. It also includes information about the production, apparent consumption, import, and export of the products in the Volt/VAr Management. The past, present and future trends in the global market are discussed in the market report. The market experts have considered 2019 as the base year while analysing the global market.

Company Coverage (Company Profile, Sales Revenue, Price, Gross Margin, Main Products etc.):

Advanced Control Systems
Beckwith Electric
Dc Systems
Open Systems International
S&C Electric Company
Schneider Electric

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Product Type Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Major Company of Product Type etc.):
Hardware Component

Application Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Different Demand Market by Region, Main Consumer Profile etc.):
Electric Utility

Regional Overview

The division of the geographical areas to provide distinct groups of the market based on facilitating operations, and market similarities, taxation, custom tariffs are presented in regional segmentation. The report on the Volt/VAr Management has segmented the global market based on a study conducted at various international and local markets. Some of the key regions and countries are also covered in the global market report.

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1 Industry Overview
1.1 Volt/VAr Management Industry
Figure Volt/VAr Management Industry Chain Structure
1.1.1 Overview
1.1.2 Development of Volt/VAr Management
1.2 Market Segment
1.2.1 Upstream
Table Upstream Segment of Volt/VAr Management
1.2.2 Downstream
Table Application Segment of Volt/VAr Management
Table Global Volt/VAr Management Market 2015-2025, by Application, in USD Million
1.3 Cost Analysis
2 Industry Environment (PEST Analysis)
2.1 Policy
2.2 Economics
2.3 Sociology
2.4 Technology

4 Major Companies List
4.1 ABB (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.1.1 ABB Profile
Table ABB Overview List
4.1.2 ABB Products & Services
4.1.3 ABB Business Operation Conditions
Table Business Operation of ABB (Sales Revenue, Sales Volume, Price, Cost, Gross Margin)
4.2 Advanced Control Systems (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.2.1 Advanced Control Systems Profile
Table Advanced Control Systems Overview List
4.2.2 Advanced Control Systems Products & Services
4.2.3 Advanced Control Systems Business Operation Conditions
Table Business Operation of Advanced Control Systems (Sales Revenue, Sales Volume, Price, Cost, Gross Margin)
4.3 Beckwith Electric (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.3.1 Beckwith Electric Profile
Table Beckwith Electric Overview List
4.3.2 Beckwith Electric Products & Services
4.3.3 Beckwith Electric Business Operation Conditions
Table Business Operation of Beckwith Electric (Sales Revenue, Sales Volume, Price, Cost, Gross Margin)
4.4 Dc Systems (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.4.1 Dc Systems Profile
Table Dc Systems Overview List
4.4.2 Dc Systems Products & Services
4.4.3 Dc Systems Business Operation Conditions
Table Business Operation of Dc Systems (Sales Revenue, Sales Volume, Price, Cost, Gross Margin)
4.5 DVI (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.5.1 DVI Profile
Table DVI Overview List
4.5.2 DVI Products & Services
4.5.3 DVI Business Operation Conditions
Table Business Operation of DVI (Sales Revenue, Sales Volume, Price, Cost, Gross Margin)
4.6 Eaton (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.6.1 Eaton Profile
Table Eaton Overview List
4.6.2 Eaton Products & Services
4.6.3 Eaton Business Operation Conditions
Table Business Operation of Eaton (Sales Revenue, Sales Volume, Price, Cost, Gross Margin)
4.7 GE (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.7.1 GE Profile
Table GE Overview List
4.7.2 GE Products & Services
4.7.3 GE Business Operation Conditions
Table Business Operation of GE (Sales Revenue, Sales Volume, Price, Cost, Gross Margin)
4.8 Landis+Gyr (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.8.1 Landis+Gyr Profile
Table Landis+Gyr Overview List
4.8.2 Landis+Gyr Products & Services
4.8.3 Landis+Gyr Business Operation Conditions
Table Business Operation of Landis+Gyr (Sales Revenue, Sales Volume, Price, Cost, Gross Margin)
4.9 Open Systems International (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.10 S&C Electric Company (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.11 Schneider Electric (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.12 Siemens (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.13 Utilidata (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)
4.14 VArentec (Company Profile, Sales Data etc.)


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Italy the most popular European Destination for North American Travelers

Italy has some of the most beautiful luxury villas. Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast are particularly popular”

— Alexandra Baradi

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2020 / — The top three European destinations visited by American and Canadian tourists are Italy, France and Spain according to leading vacation rental experts; Exceptional Villas. More North Americans are travelling overseas than ever before. According to the U.S Commerce Departments Travel and Tourism Office, there are now close to 100 million tourists travelling outside the U.S. every year. Of those 100 million, over 12 million travel to Europe. Short term travel to Europe has never been more available or more accessible. Direct flights are available from all over the United States to most major cities in Europe. U.S. and Canadian citizens travelling to any of the Schengen States do not need a visa to travel.

The Schengen Area comprises of 22 countries within the European Union and four outside of the E.U. The abolishment of Border control within these countries has made it extremely easy to move around mainland Europe. Three of the most popular tourist destinations, including Italy, France and Spain, are all part of the Schengen Agreement.

The ease of travel to Europe for North Americans will be further enhanced in 2021 when the E.U. introduces ETIAS. Once the European Travel and Information system is introduced, citizens with a U.S. passport will be able to complete a straightforward online application with their details to expedite entry into Europe. Not only will it make it easier, but this new system will also enhance safety while travelling around Europe. According to Exceptional Villas, clients state feeling safe while on vacation is one of the most important criteria when deciding on a destination of travel.

20 Years ago, only 16% of Americans owned passports. Today over 40% of the population are in procession of passports. There is a myriad of reasons why Europe and in particular Italy and France are such popular destinations for North American travelers. Europe is prosperous is history, culture, beautiful scenery, exceptional cuisine, art and nature.

Almost 64 million tourist travel to Italy from overseas each year. Of the 64 million, recent statistics show that almost 6 million visitors come from the United States and close to 1 million Canadians. The United States and Canada are second in numbers of visitors after Germany. Italy is famous for very good reason. Italy has some of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world. Some of the most popular cities include Florence, Rome, Milan and Venice. Italy is also famous for its fantastic food, wine, friendly people and great weather. Fashion is also a big deal in Italy with many visitors travelling to experience great shopping and exquisite designs. Italy also has some of the worlds most beautiful coastline and exclusive islands such as Capri, Sardinia and Sicily. According to Alexandra Baradi, CEO and Owner of Exceptional Villas, "Italy has some of the most beautiful luxury villas. Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast are particularly popular". Click Here for More Information

France is another trendy destination from North America. More than 3 million tourists come each year to visit this beautiful country. Popular spots are Paris, Bordeaux Lyon and the French Riviera. France is famous for its incredible cuisine and beautiful scenery.

Spain is another popular tourist destination from the U.S. and Canada. Each year Spain welcomes over 85 million tourists. Of these, close to 3 million originate from North American. The most popular areas include the cities of Seville, Madrid and Barcelona, the south coast including Marbella and the Spanish islands such as Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca.


Exceptional Villas is a luxury villa rental company featuring only the best hand-picked and personally inspected properties in the world. The company has clients from all over the world. Exceptional Villas have been in the travel business for over 25 years and offer a bespoke service to their clients. This service includes matching the perfect villa to each of their clients and providing complimentary concierge service. This service includes organizing all aspects of the client's vacations such as VIP airport arrival, ground transportation, restaurant reservations, tours and excursions, water sports and pre-arrival stocking. Unlike some of their competitors, they do not provide a membership fee. Likewise, their villa experts are indeed experts. They visit every single villa and have a wealth of information regarding each villa, as well as each destination. Exceptional Villas take total pride in the customized service they offer. The company operates two other brands; Villas Barbados and Dream Ireland, which are designated rental brands for Barbados and Ireland.
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Pianist Antonio Di Cristofano Joins InterHarmony Festival in Acqui Terme, Italy in July

IIMF welcomes pianist Antonio Di Cristofano to its 2020 Outstanding Guest Artist Series.

IIMF welcomes pianist Antonio Di Cristofano to its 2020 Outstanding Guest Artist Series.

IIMF welcomes pianist Antonio Di Cristofano to its 2020 Outstanding Guest Artist Series at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in July.

The capacity audience listened raptly as Di Cristofano performed the Polish composer’s…Scriabin’s hothouse exoticism and highly colored harmony found an excellent exponent in the Italian pianist.”

— Best, London

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, February 25, 2020 / — IIMF welcomes pianist Antonio Di Cristofano to its 2020 Outstanding Guest Artist Series. After the most successful collaboration with InterHarmony and participation at the InterHarmony Concert Series at Carnegie Hall in New York, the appearance of Antonio Di Cristofano for Session I is will be highly anticipated event. Di Cristofano will perform Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin on July 9 and give a Piano Master Class.

Di Cristofano has performed as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Florence, the Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, Orquesta Sinfonica de l’Estado de Mexico, Istanbul Chamber Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonia, Jerusalem Symphony, Sinfonica di Sao Paulo, Thuringen Orchestra and many others. His Carnegie Hall debut took place in 2006, at the Golden Mall Musikverein in Vienna in 2007. He has appeared as a guest at dozens of music festivals on five continents. He is often invited as a judge in international piano competitions from Louisiania to Moscow to Hong Kong and has taught at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Valencia Conservatory, the Sofia Conservatory, the Orpheus Academy in Wien and in numerous American universities. He has recently been appointed Guest Professor at the Xiamen Conservatory in China.


InterHarmony® International Music Festival, founded and directed by cellist Misha Quint, takes place each summer in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy, and Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria, Germany. It combines multiple concerts of world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians, at the same time providing intensive study programs for young musicians, helping them to climb the steps to world stages of classical music. As part of the Outstanding Guest Artist Series, participants will be brought together with some of classical music's brightest lights, who will perform and give masterclasses.

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AviationManuals Starts 2020 with 62 Fortune 100 Flight Departments and Expanded Services

AviationManuals clients operate 4,500 business aircraft.

AviationManuals clients operate 4,500 business aircraft.

Robust Client Growth and 90 Percent YoY Revenue Increases

We are adding around 700 new clients per year and we've had double digit revenue growth now for four consecutive years.”

— AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier

WASHINGTON , D.C., USA, February 24, 2020 / — AviationManuals ended 2019 with an expanded product line, record revenues and now supports a client base that operates over 4,500 aircraft worldwide, including 62 Fortune 100 company flight departments. Leading the surging interest were new digital operations manual offerings and a growing engagement with ARC, the company's iPad app for Safety Management System (SMS).

"We are adding around 700 new clients per year and we've had double digit revenue growth now for four consecutive years," said CEO Mark Baier. "Not only was 2019 another great year, but AviationManuals also began the new year with a nearly 90 percent increase in January 2020 sales volume compared to January 2019," he added.

ARC SMS App Popular with Part91 Operators

"The iPad app for our ARC Safety Management System was downloaded 1,500 times in 2019 alone, and we have twice as many ARC users now as two years ago," Baier said. "Flight departments use us and our software to make managing their manuals and SMS easy."

With a current active client base operating around 4,500 business aircraft, AviationManuals has established itself as the world's dominant provider of aviation operations manuals and digital support for worldwide business aviation. The number of digital subscribers to the company's popular International Operations/Procedures Update service alone now tops 1,000.

2019 an Active Year

In 2019, AviationManuals joined forces with the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) to make IS-BAO certification more convenient, expanded its offerings with a new FBO manual, released an LOA guide, and unveiled an EFVS package for pilots. Additionally, the company increased its staff over 30 percent during the year and moved into its new larger headquarters near Washington, D.C. to help support its expanded product line and additional clients.

AviationManuals, based in the Washington, D.C. area, is a provider of digital operations manuals with update services, as well as SMS software and iPad apps for fixed-wing, rotary-wing, drone operators, and FBOs worldwide. Founded in 1996, the company has produced thousands of manuals. Products and services include SMS Software, Flight/Company Operations Manuals, FBO Manuals, International Operations and Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), PBN (RNP-10 / -4, NAT HLA, B-/P-RNAV, and RNP-1), Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS), and EFBs.

AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). For more information on AviationManuals, go to

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Get aboard a Catamaran Charter holiday with wins TWO major international 2020 industry awards including ‘Best Yacht Charter Agency in Europe’ 2020, and ‘Sailing Company of the Year’.

We’d be thrilled to win just one of these awards, so to pick up two, from two different panels of international judges, for the quality of our service, is an incredible achievement!”

— Tommy Tognarelli

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, February 24, 2020 / — It’s official: UK-based, the yacht and catamaran charter experts, are the ‘Best Yacht Charter Agency in Europe’ – that’s according to their recent success in the major, international Luxlife Travel & Tourism Awards 2020, announced this month.

The title was awarded following extensive research, reviews and customer feedback conducted by the Luxlife awards team, and recognises the outstanding work that have done over the past year. The award recognises the remarkable customer service and high client satisfaction for their sailing holiday operations in Greece, Croatia, Italy, France and Montenegro.

But the story doesn’t end there – also received an award at the recent global Travel & Hospitality Awards 2020 for being ‘Sailing Company of the Year’! This time, the judges were again impressed by their exceptional customer service levels and attention to quality – were placed at the top of a very strong 15-company shortlist of sailing-related companies.

It marks the end of a fantastic 2019 sailing season for, who continue to go from strength to strength.

For the 2020 season, they are expanding to offer yacht and catamaran charters from Spain, Turkey and Malta, with plans to expand their offering beyond European shores in the short-term future too.

Tommy Tognarelli, co-founder of, said “This is more brilliant news for our hard-working team at We’d be thrilled to win just one of these awards, so to pick up two, from two different panels of international judges is an incredible achievement!

“We’ve always known that customers love our super-responsive customer service, our simple booking process, and our approach to quality – but it’s nice that all our effort is now recognised around the world with these awards. And we won the ‘Sailing company of the year’ category against some very stiff competition!

“Thanks so much to all the team working here – you have all played your part – and it’s another red letter day for our business as we strive to become not just the judges’, but everyone’s’, favourite yacht and catamaran charter agency.

“We’ve got some exciting expansion and development plans and we’re going to get better and better, but for now, let’s celebrate this industry recognition and these impressive results!” were nominated for both awards by their customers, and contacted by the respective judgement panels for additional supporting evidence and feedback.


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Their team have won Luxury Travel and Hospitality awards and were named Luxury Travel Guide ‘Yacht charter company of the year’ for two years running. In 2020, they were named ‘Best Yacht Charter Agency in Europe’ at the Luxlife Travel & tourism awards, and ‘Sailing Company of the year’ at the Travel and Hospitality Awards 2020. They score an impressive 4.9/5 on Feefo, based on 264 verified responses to the independent feedback specialists.

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Temos Launches Accreditation Services in Tunisia

Dr. Claudia Mika, CEO, Temos

Dr. Claudia Mika, CEO, Temos

Dr. Ghazi Darghouth, Temos Representative

Dr. Ghazi Darghouth, Temos Representative

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BERGISCH GLADBACH, RI, GERMANY, February 24, 2020 / — Global accreditation leader, Temos Healthcare Accreditation International, announces the opening of its newest regional office in Tunis, Tunisia, expanding access to its prestigious International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua now IEEA) accredited standards. The Tunis office is led by Dr. Ghazi Darghouth, MBA, President of the Tunisia Health Alliance.

To officially launch the new office, a conference was held at the Hotel Acropole, Tunis, focused on the importance of collaboration among the public and private sectors as well as international organizations such as Temos and GIZ, the German funding agency with projects in Tunisia.

The program featured opening remarks by Dr. Ghazi Darghouth, pledging his commitment to expanding international standards to hospitals and providers throughout Tunisia. Ms. Lisa Menucha of GIZ, addressed the win-win partnership between Tunisia and Germany to respond to Tunisian and African healthcare challenges. The role of facilitators in medical tourism in Tunisia was discussed by Dr. Nadia Fenina of the Ministry of Health.

Professor Chokri Hammouda of Tunisia’s INEAS, the country’s National Authority for Assessment and Accreditation in Healthcare, shared the nation’s commitment to developing a culture of quality in healthcare. Temos’ Founder and CEO, Dr. Claudia Mika, concluded the event with remarks focused on the need for collaborative and cohesive activity on behalf of the government, public and private hospitals and clinics, with support from international organizations like GIZ and Temos to raise the standards of healthcare for all.

“Tunisia is not featured on the medical tourism maps published worldwide but is an important medical tourism hub in the region. Up to 50% and even more patients served in private hospitals and clinics are international patients coming from surrounding countries” states Dr. Mika. “I totally agree with the summary of the event’s participants that international accreditation will help to increase worldwide recognition of Tunisian quality in healthcare. Temos is very pleased to have launched the regional office in Tunis lead by Mr. Ghazi Darghouth and to accompany and support hospitals and clinics in Tunisia on their accreditation journey”.

With the IEEA-accredited programs improving the patient experience for domestic and international patients, Temos adds to its reputation as an innovator setting standards for quality, patient safety, risk management, and the patient experience.

Temos is the first international accreditation organization to create standards specifically for international patients, also known as medical tourists, while its accreditation programs benefit all patients. It continues to raise the requirements for accreditation, adding value for its clients, their patients, and the governments, insurance companies, Embassies and Consulates, and other businesses that rely upon Temos quality.

Founded in 2010, Temos accredits hospitals and clinics, dental services, IVF clinics, physical rehabilitation services, and eye care clinics as well as medical travel coordinators (“facilitators”) or medical concierge services. With clients on five continents, the company is experiencing exciting growth and anticipates that ISQua/IEEA accreditation will increase confidence in the marketplace and accelerate its growth.

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Ms. Barbel Prokop, at, +49 2204 42648 11, or visit the Temos website at Contact Dr. Ghazi Darghouth at the new Tunisian office at:, Telephone: +216 70 855180, Mobile: +216 98755600

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Now a fighter pilot with the Escadrille Spa 93, Eugene had a heart with a dagger stabbing through it and the words, “All Blood Runs Red,” painted on the side of his airplane, a Spad 7C.

Eugene Bullard in his French uniform, 1917

Eugene Bullard places flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

In the Shadow of War: Spies, Love and the Lusitania by Colleen Adair Fliedner

EUGENE JACQUES BULLARD was the only African-American pilot to fly in combat during World War I, as well as the first African-American fighter pilot in history.

This brave man who had to leave his own country to find a place where he would be accepted as an equal.”

— Colleen Adair Fliedner

SAN MATEO, CA, US, February 23, 2020 / — Not only was EUGENE JACQUES BULLARD the only African-American pilot to fly in combat during World War 1, he was the first African-American fighter pilot in history. Completing at least 20 brutal combat missions, including what were termed “dog fights in the sky,” Eugene was proud to be called the dreaded “Black Swallow of Death” by German fighter pilots.

So, how did the son of a slave, a man who was born in Georgia in 1895 during the time of the notorious Jim Crow laws, become the world’s first African-American fighter pilot?
Living in the South, Eugene James Bullard grew up constantly facing racial violence. His own father, William, was nearly lynched. Even worse, the incident was witnessed by young Eugene. His mother, a full-blooded Creek Indian, died when he only 6, leaving her 10 children to be raised by their father. It was all too much for the boy to take. Unable to cope, he ran away from home in 1906 when he was only 11 years old, wandering through the South simply trying to survive.

Alone in the world, the first known work that the youngster found was tending to the horses of a group of traveling “Gypsies” (now known as Roma people). He must have done well, for he learned to ride and later raced their horses to earn money for his employers, who had become his friends.

Still, the seventeen-year-old longed for more. Traveling around America, he had heard stories about how life was better for people of color in Europe. Eugene said goodbye to America and stowed away on a German merchant ship. The vessel made a stop in Aberdeen, Scotland, where Eugene disembarked. He made his way to London, finding work as a slapstick performer with an entertainment troupe made up of men and women of African descent. It was during this time that Eugene discovered his skills as a boxer. In fact, he was so good, he traveled to various destinations in the U.K., Germany and other countries, including Egypt. Audiences everywhere applauded the unusual man who had become something of a sensation. His fame and his fortune began to grow.

When he traveled to France for a boxing match, Eugene found the peace he had sought his entire life. African-Americans were accepted as human beings and treated fairly. France was a place where he was treated like a man, where he could have dignity and respect. Paris became his permanent home. It was a place, he wrote where, “…French democracy influenced the minds of both black and white Americans there and helped us all act like brothers.”

He was so happy in France that when World War I broke out in 1914, Eugene enlisted in the French military. He served in the 170th Infantry Regiment but was severely wounded at the bloody Battle of Verdun. He received two metals for his bravery: the Croix de Guerre and the Medaille Militaire. Recuperating at a hospital in Lyon, he decided to give himself a new challenge – to fly one of the French fighter planes. He entered the Aeronautique Miltaire in 1916 and received training at a French base in Tours earning his wings a year later.

Now a fighter pilot with the Escadrille Spa 93, Eugene had a heart with a dagger stabbing through it and the words, “All Blood Runs Red,” painted on the side of his airplane, a Spad 7C. As if he wasn’t already the most unique pilot flying for France, he had a pet monkey named Jimmy as his “copilot.” Eugene was brave and determined to prove himself. And when America finally joined the Allied forces in 1917, Eugene, who still considered himself to be an American despite his bad memories of home, attempted to sign up as a pilot for the U.S. Air Service. Sadly, he was turned down. The American military didn’t allow African-Americans to serve as fighter pilots. Discouraged, he returned to flying for France. Some sources say he had a confrontation with a French officer, while others say the U.S. military instructed the French government to remove Eugene as a pilot. What we do know is that despite his success as a pilot and the awards of honor he had received, Eugene was fired as a pilot and was sent back into the infantry for the rest of the war.

When things began to settle down in Paris, the ambitious man used his savings to open a nightclub, Le Grand Duc, an American bar he called L’Escadrille, and an athletic club. Now a successful businessman, he married a French woman, Marcelle de Straumann, who gave birth to his two daughters. For the first time, Eugene settled into a stable, yet exciting life that included meeting many rich and famous people, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker.

Things changed around 1940 when the Nazis occupied Paris. German soldiers and turn-coat Frenchmen, known as the Fifth Columnists, frequented Eugene’s nightclub and bar. Because he spoke fluent French and German, he could eavesdrop on the frequently drunken discussions, sharing the information with the French counterintelligence network.

Now in his mid-40s, he enlisted as a machine gunner to fight again for France. And once again, Eugene was severely injured. His recuperation was long and difficult, and Paris was still an occupied city when he learned that the Nazis were rounding up Blacks and shipping them to concentration camps. It was time for Eugene Bullard, a national hero in France, to finally return to the United States. He had divorced his wife, but brought his daughters with him to New York, settling in Harlem. After a life of adventure, turmoil, and heroism, this amazing man disappeared from history.

That is, until Eugene had taken a job as an elevator operator at the RCA building in New York City. When his identify was finally discovered, he was interviewed on The Today Show in 1954. As a result, he was invited to France as one of three honored men to relight the flame of the Unknown Soldier in Paris. He was presented with France’s highest honor, a national Chevalier (knighthood), his fifteenth award bestowed by the French government. He returned to Harlem, where the honors continued when French President Charles De Gaulle traveled to New York City to personally meet with the hero who had done so much for France during both world wars. Eugene Bullard died in Harlem in 1961. Three decades later, the American military posthumously commissioned him into the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, has a display to honor his memory. And the McDonald-Douglas Corp. donated a bronze bust of Eugene Bullard to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

This brave man who had to leave his own country to find a place where he would be accepted as an equal. This special man who had been turned down because of his race when he applied to join the U.S. forces after America declared war on Germany in 1917. This man, Eugene J. Bullard, certainly deserves to be remembered for his many accomplishments, particularly during Black History Month. We can only hope that Eugene Bullard’s amazing story will be made into a movie. Tyler Perry? Beyoncé? Anyone?

Colleen Adair Fliedner is the author of a World War I story entitled In the Shadow of War: Spies, Love and the Lusitania, published by Sand Hill Review Press.

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CEO Richard Gurewitsch Seeks to Expand Business Relations In Underdeveloped Countries

MIAMI, FL, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2020 / — In this day in age, it seems that in order to carry out a business plan, it is essential to work with a partner that has extensive resource connections in order to make things happen. Not for Richard Gurewitsch. The serial entrepreneur has made a name out of himself by looking forward to the road less traveled and taking business into countries that might not seem as developed as they are in the western world. By partnering with Cuban affiliates, Richard Gurewitsch is a trailblazer in expanding business ties to the rest of the world.

Originally from Florida, Richard Gurewitsch started LLAMACUBA in 2010 when he noticed an opportunity as a result of the United States opening up telecommunications to Cuba. "We developed a VoIP (voice over IP) platform with discounted prices in Phone calls from [the] US to Cuba to serve a sector of the Market that have been traditionally under-deserved," said Gurewitsch noting the internationally-charged servicing reason for why he started his business in the first place. The business was a success and they were able to expand services into all parts of the country from both Europe and Latin America, giving connections to millions of households to their families in other parts of the world.
After the success of LLAMACUBA, Richard Gurewitsch continued on his international trajectory by founding HaitiPhone with the mission of serving another traditionally underserved market in Haiti. By applying the same principles in Haiti as he did in Cuba, Richard Gurewitsch was able to turn HaitiPhone into a major service provider to Haitians that needed to connect with their families residing outside of the country but needed to do so at a price that was affordable.

Thanks to the success of both of these businesses, Richard Gurewitsch is seen as a maverick CEO In all parts of the telecommunications industry in the United States and abroad. This success has spurred Gurewitsch to found his own network group that specializes in the telecommunications and virtual travel industries. With offices all over the greater Latin American and North American areas (as well as future expansion into the Spanish-speaking European market), Richard Gurewitsch is truly a CEO of the world.

With a work schedule that would include managing these large conglomerates, you would think Richard Gurewitsch would like to relax. This couldn't be farther from the case. The businessman is the true definition of a workaholic as he recently partnered with the state of Florida with his Holidays Caribe brand to offer affordable air travel rates from the United States to countries in Latin America and the Carribean.

When It comes to providing for underserved immigrant communities, Richard Gurewitsch is truly a man of the people. By expanding business relationships from the US and into the Latin American countries, expect the results of his hard work to come to fruition in the generations to come.

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OctoPlus Media & China Trading Desk Announced Joint Venture – China Data Bank

China Data Bank™

China Data Bank™

OctoPlus Media Global Limited

OctoPlus Media Global Limited

China Data Bank™ is a new class of data solutions that is focused on providing right data solutions to all advertisers targeting China.

SINGAPORE, February 21, 2020 / — OctoPlus Media & China Trading Desk today announced they have entered into an agreement to create a premier china data solution – China Data Bank™. China Data Bank™ is an unDMP – a new class of data solutions that is focused on providing right data solutions to all advertisers and without the overhead of complex data requirements stipulated by China Government.

China Data Bank™ will focus on building partnership with various data providers across China to source the best in class data to create bespoke solution for every single advertising campaign. Initial partners for the venture include the likes of Alibaba Unidesk, Tencent Marketing, Getui, China Unicom, UnionPay, JD, etc.

“We are pleased to announce this new joint venture for China Trading Desk, delivering on our commitment to provide unfettered access to China’s digital advertising ecosystem,” said Subramania Bhatt, Founder & CEO of China Trading Desk. “CTD & OctoPlus Media have been partnering to help our clients create innovative targeting options and niche media targeting for their campaigns & this JV is a natural extension and will strengthen both our solution offerings to our client”

“Together with CTD, we are building the most comprehensive smart audience-centric data solution you can find for China market – China Data Bank. We are happy to see it has delivered good ROI for our clients, significantly reduced ad wastage.” stated Mia Chen, Founder & CEO of OctoPlus Media. “Every data usage will be strictly following the law of China Government, with established data team in Shenzhen all data is only operated in mainland China,”

About OctoPlus Media

OctoPlus Media is an integrated marketing technology company focused on China inbound and outbound marketing. We specialize in helping branding across the world to succeed in China market, with strong focus on performance, data technology, SEO and latest tech such as AR/VR innovations. With our propriety data solution – China Data Bank™, we can help reach the right audience with best-in-class China data assets.

OctoPlus Media is also one of the pioneer agencies becoming WeChat Full Ecosystem Service Provider, providing one-stop WeChat services from social content management, ad campaigns, mini-program development to CRM solution.

OctoPlus Media Global Ltd was founded in Hong Kong with offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, New York and Singapore.

About China Trading Desk

China Trading Desk is a new kind of marketing solution company focused on China advertising & Chinese travellers. We provide accessible technology to run, monitor & report campaigns effectively & efficiently in China. With our propriety data solution – China Data Bank™, we are able to find the most accurate bespoke data for all China marketing needs. Miaozhen insights are enabled by default for all our campaigns to provide deeper understanding of the target audiences. We are not just focused on technology solution, but also human solution to manage non-technical relationships to ensure we find the right solutions/teams to help deliver effective campaigns in China.

Our other main focus is being global partner for TikTok advertisement. We are one of the few partner with ability to run integrated campaigns across any market including China. TikTok is a destination for short-form videos on mobile phones.

CTD is headquartered in Singapore with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.


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Subramania Bhatt

OctoPlus Media Contact:
Mia Chen

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