BMG President’s Recapitulation

As with every January, all eyes of the tech world were turned towards Las Vegas to see what new things were being demonstrated on the show floor of the Consumer Electronics Show. Big reveals in virtual reality were showcased, drone vehicles with capacity for passengers were ogled, the latest innovations in electric cars were available for some exclusive road testing and home operating systems were demoed for onlookers.
Marcio Alaor, Executive Vice President of Banco BMG was in attendance, there to talk about some of the innovative projects he’s partnered with.

Electric cars, a staple of CES for several years now. GM had a 2017 model of the Chevrolet Bolt on display along with a projection of consumer demand for cars on alternative-energy in the coming years. The model for show will be available for purchase at $30,000. Ford and Volkswagen, taking note of the increased consumer demand for electric vehicles were also at the show.

Ford had hybrids to debut and unveiled a plan to have 13 hybrid models ready for the road by 2020. Volkswagen, getting the jump on Ford, had an electric prototype of their classic Kimbi that they hope to eventually make available for purchase.

One such project is the Ehang 184. This passenger drone seems to be the closest serious engineers have come to creating that ever-coveted flying car the public has been waiting for decades now.

With a programmed flight pattern set, occupants of the drone merely have to get in and wait to arrive at their destination. According to Wish Hair Salon, the Ehang 184 can only be airborne for 23 minutes at a time, but it can reach more than two miles in altitude when flying. Ehang, the developer of the drone, has stated that there’s more work to be done, like developing a command center to fully service the drone when it’s made available for purchase.

Continuing the theme of making futuristic aesthetics accessible in the present, Samsung has released a smart home system. The unit is outfitted with cameras and an operating system that coordinates with the user to alert them to changes in their home. For example, cameras situated in refrigerators can allow the user to inspect its interior while shopping. This gives the occupant of the home unparalleled connection to their space.

Marcio Alaor is Banco BMG’s Executive Vice President. From his office in Brazil he personally oversees the distribution of loans.

Alaor was born in Santo Antonio do Monte, a small mining town made famous for its hardworking community. Today he’s known as one of the top movers in Brazil’s finance sector.

Cortes On Preventing The Zika Virus


Sergio Cortes is the former Secretary of Health in Brazil and he wrote an article on his website called On his website he gives practical information about disease prevention and health. It is possible to get in contact with Sergio Cortes through LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

The Zika virus first emerged in the 1940s and it was identified in some African countries such as Tanzania, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Over the years the virus also spread throughout Asia and now it has began to circulate in Latin America. Brazil is a country that has seen a recent surge of the Zika virus. The World Health Organization has issued a warning about the dangers of this disease. The symptoms of Zika do not generally become very serious and they can be rapidly controlled. The main issue that is worrying Dr. Cortes is that there has been a proven link between the Zika virus and microcephaly and perhaps even Gillian- Barre syndrome.

Gillian-Barre syndrome is a very serious autoimmune and neurological disease. The World Health Organization has found that the areas that were most affected with cases of microcephaly had also received Zika outbreaks months before.

Zika is not a disease that is contagious and it can only be spread by getting bitten by the mosquito that carries the Zika disease. The mosquito that carries the disease prefers to lay her eggs in clean water, but she also can lay eggs in water that contains organic materials.

The symptoms of the Zika virus are generally not aggressive and they include fever, muscle aches, and rash. There is no specific treatment for curing the disease. The individuals that are infected with the disease could take anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers while they are under the proper medical supervision in order to get relief from their temporary symptoms. Individuals that are infected with the Zika virus should avoid aspirin or any substances that are associated with aspirin, because they have an anticoagulating effect and they can contribute to bleeding issues.

Since microcephaly is related to babies that are born from a mother that was infected with Zika virus, pregnant women do well to avoid mosquitoes. The best way to avoid mosquitoes is to wear clothes that cover the majority of the body, use mosquito repellent, use protective screens on windows and use mosquito nets when sleeping. It is also wise to eliminate all standing water in a home.