The women behind Sono Vaso: Iconic Maternity Fashion

February 28, 2014

Who are the women behind Sono Vaso? In a literal sense, co-founders Melanie McInally and Rita Yaworski are the women of Sono Vaso. We are happily busy with family, career, friends and community. Between us, we have years of experience in the fashion industry. An experience that is devoted to bringing soft, effortless style to women during pregnancy and early motherhood to the other women behind Sono Vaso; our customers.

Who are the women behind Sono Vaso? What is important to us? We believe:

 

  • Women should have the opportunity to look and feel their best during pregnancy and beyond. Every item in our collection is designed with you in mind.

  • Women should have comfortable clothing options with style to carry them through pregnancy and nursing. We understand how your shape, and even body temperature, will change over the next few months.

  • Women bearing new life want clothing choices that also respect the environment their children will inherit. Our Modal fabrics are made from renewable resources and are now certified CO2 neutral!


Sono Vaso women also want value! We provide high quality maternity wear at reasonable prices. Our shipping rates are just as pleasing! We offer:

  • FREE shipping in Hong Kong

  • FREE shipping world wide for orders over US$150

  • Flat rate of US$15 for orders below US$150

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Designer Maternity Fashion? Sono Vaso has it for you!

February 28, 2014

Once upon a time, there was no such thing as maternity fashion. Hard to believe, isn’t it?

Many, many years ago women wore loose dresses that could be cinched at the waist between pregnancies and let out when needed. This meant only one set of clothing, but it was a bad compromise. These all purpose garments were too bulky between babies and also failed to flatter and support pregnant bumps and breasts.

When your grandmother or great-grandmother was expecting, she might have tried to minimize her bump. Women said they had “a bun in the oven” and other phrases meant to play down her pregnancy. Thankfully, times have changed!


Women from Jackie to Nicole have shown that maternity fashion can be pretty and comfortable. As time has gone on, we’ve learned to celebrate pregnancy and that means maternity styles have become more body-conscious. Fabric can flow gracefully over a bump and there’s no reason to hide it. You’ve got it and you should flaunt it!


At Sono Vaso we believe you should be able to stay on trend throughout pregnancy, nursing and early parenthood. We feature current colors, patterns, fabric for each season and craft them into garments that will keep you comfortable and looking your best. You may find that your favorites become part of your permanent collection!

 

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Stay On Top Of Your Brand’s Perception With JamiQ’s Monitor Everything Feature!

February 26, 2014


When it comes to tweeting on Twitter and posting on Facebook and LinkedIn, everyone’s doing it. With today’s technology, word about your brand spreads like wildfire. Good or bad, you can bet your customers are talking about your brand. That’s why it’s so important for your brand to monitor what’s being said about you and your competitors. The foundation of social media monitoring is the ability to capture most, if not all, online conversations. Just like a search engine, the more web pages that are covered the better a service it is. JamiQ uses the world’s best search engines, APIs, RSS feeds, and specially built web crawlers to monitors the social media in real-time. Eliminate excess social media noise to find the specific social conversations that are relevant to your business with sophisticated search-based social media monitoring.


Our Monitor Everything feature helps you understand the conversations that are important to your social community before, during and after your social marketing campaign. Gain new insights about your company, customers and competitors by tapping into social media conversations with the exclusive Monitor Everything feature offered at JamiQ. Our revolutionary design and relentless approach enables us to capture social media posts on blogs, forums, microblogs, news, social networks, video sites, and more. Based in Asia, JamiQ specializes in monitoring the diverse and multilingual Asian social media.

Discover the most meaningful conversations for your business with filters by topic, social media channel, language, and geography. Understand social conversation volume, sentiment, and trends.  Track ongoing conversations for immediate engagement and research historical discussions. Contact JamiQ and request a demo to know where your customers talk about you and your competitors.


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No place to live for Ukrainian female injecting-drug users: Eurasian Harm Reduction Network seek justice for Svetlana Eka Iakobishvili

February 26, 2014

 

 

In December 2013, – a young woman named Svetlana Mikhailenko died in one of the main cities of Ukraine. The official death certificate cited the cause of death as ‘AIDS’ which is one of the main causes of death amongst Ukraine’s injecting drug user community, despite being a preventable and treatable disease. Svetlana’s case is one of many that encapsulates government’s ignorance, police abuse and the vulnerability of women who use drugs and live with HIV/AIDS and/or TB.

Svetlana was diagnosed with HIV few years ago after she came out of prison, where she had served a sentence for her drug use. Pregnant at the time, and without a source of income, she was forced to leave the hospital and refused medical treatment. For seven years, she did not approach another medical clinic. Medical evidence shows that her HIV had progressed to AIDS. Svetlana had a co-infection of both Hep C and TB, constituting a complex medical condition that requires urgent medical attention and quality supervision.

However her story does not end here.

Svetlana was further detained and released a number of times in the run up to the detention of her partner during the autumn of 2013. She was first detained as a witness and was forced to testify against her partner and his drug use. She was kept in police detention, despite a lack of legal grounds and was physically assaulted even throughout her pregnancy.

Her interrogations went beyond legal regulations for witness testimonies and she was treated with cruelty and degradation.

Svetlana’s medical condition deteriorated following her stint in police detention. Against the advice of medical practitioners, law enforcement officials continued to take her into detention, where she was subjected to continual physical and psychological pressure and abuse.

Official documents issued by the government of Ukraine attribute Svetlana’s death to AIDS, hepatitis C and TB.

No further investigations or testimonials have been sought to determine whether her death could have been prevented.

The questions that need to be asked complex and underlie the systematic and gross violations of human rights of women who use drugs in Ukraine.

Why do these violations occur in the first place? Why do police brutally and at times fatally harm women who use drugs? Why do police ignore the advice of medical professionals, and disallow them to carry out their ethical and professional obligations. Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), with the support of Levi Straus Foundation has campaigned on behalf of Svetlana and her loved ones to seek for justice. Street-based lawyers with the assistance of human rights experts have been able to investigate the case and established the links between police violence, denial of medical treatment and Svetlana’s death.

Svetalana’s death should not become a battlefield of legal and policy manipulations for the government of Ukraine.  Quite the opposite, lessons need to be learnt and shared, and those responsible for her death be held accountable for their wrong-doings. EHRN will be following up with the case and aim to take it up within national institutions as well as international institutions to assure justice for Svetlana and her loved ones.

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Stay Safe With JamiQ’s Crisis Monitoring Solution

February 23, 2014

One of the worst things that can happen to your brand is an online crisis that takes on a life of its own and poses a real threat to your brand reputation. It could be a negative comment from a customer that’s gone viral, an online reaction to a brand action in the real world or an accidental post by a staff member. This is why JamiQ offers a crisis monitoring solution. Social media monitoring can help avoid critical situations or help you regain control if one should occur.


Firstly, you should be using a monitoring tool to track mentions of your brand on an ongoing basis and there should be someone responsible for keeping track of it. That’s where JamiQ comes in! JamiQ knows that it’s better to be safe than sorry. JamiQ can help you set up ongoing crisis monitoring that keeps tab on all conversations taking place around your brand on the social media. When a crisis strikes, JamiQ’s expert team keeps you up-to-date on the most critical issues affecting your brand.


If a sudden peak occurs, or conversation appears to be increasing at an unusual rate, especially if it is of negative sentiment, JamiQ alerts you. It’s always a good idea to monitor conversation about your brand and respond to negative posts on a regular basis. By looking into the conversation you will have a greater understanding of why volumes have increased and can then act on it appropriately before it escalates. This is why JamiQ works for your brand around the clock to alert you before it’s too late! With the help of JamiQ and crisis monitoring, you can put out any fires before they start!

 

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Quick Steps To Form Your Company In Hong Kong From The Ground Up

February 23, 2014

Hong Kong is the mecca of many things. It is a melting pot of rich and varied cultures and human resources. It is the Asian hub of many of the world’s global companies. Hong Kong also offers ease in travel. Hence, there is little wonder why businessmen flock to Hong Kong and want to start their own company in this vibrant city from the ground up.

Now if you’re one of those businessmen who want to start a business in Hong Kong but not entirely sure how to go about it, here are some quick and easy steps for you to take.

1. Decide on which kind of company you’re starting in Hong Kong. Will it be a private limited company or a pre-formed one? Pre-formed companies normally have an authorized share capital of 10,000 x HK$1 shares. A pre-formed company is also available immediately but would still need activation.

2. Have you decided on who your director would be? Will you be open to shareholders? Or do you want to be both the director and the shareholder? This is important because Hong Kong companies need only one shareholder and one director.

3. Your Hong Kong company must have a company secretary. The secretary can either be an individual or a company and must have a Hong Kong registered office address.


There are still several more important things you need to know, though, if you want to start a Hong Kong company. To avoid getting confused with terminologies and other requirements, though, best if you commission a company in Hong Kong that provides professional corporate services.

Why not hire Business Registration Hong Kong? Contact them and see what they can do for you and how they can help you form your HK company.

 

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Why Startups Should Outsource Corporate Services to Business Registration Hong Kong

February 22, 2014

Are you an owner of a startup? Introducing a startup business especially in Hong Kong can prove to be quite the challenge. Apart from the fact that life in Hong Kong can be pretty fast paced, there are certain corporate and tax-related laws that entrepreneurs must be aware of. The city is also home to several cultures and traditions and learning these may take a long time – a factor that startups don’t usually have. Additionally, searching for competent, knowledgeable and responsible employees may also take time and effort – not to mention additional overhead costs.


This is why it’s advisable for startups to outsource corporate services to a one-stop shop that’s been serving Hong Kong since 1987. Business Registration Hong Kong provides a one-stop shop for all incorporation and corporate supporting needs.

Startups will be guided in terms of accounting, tax, work and investment visas, banking and trade and shipping related services. Business Registration Hong Kong can provide professional and high quality legal, accounting and secretarial services.

Contact Business Registration Hong Kong and let us show you how we can guide you to success.


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