George Soros: Recovery Of The European Union

George Soros was born in 1930 in the country of Hungary. Soon after his birth, Hungary became occupied by the Nazi regime. Following the end of World War II, the communists took over. Soros’ family was Jewish and during this time had to live under false papers. But finally Soros was able to regain his identity in 1947 when he fled the country and ended up in London. Soros then attended the London School of Economics and after graduation, he moved to the United States of America. Once in America, Soros started his own international investment fund, the Soros Fund Management. Soros had soaring success with this firm and by 1979 he wanted to pursue other passions.

One idea that had stuck with Soros from when he was a young child was the idea of how oppression harms individuals. In order to combat this, Soros started the Open Society Foundations. The foundation specifically targets politics, society and economies in order to create more transparent governments, more open societies and more human rights for individuals.

Soros has also written a multitude of books, articles and essays and he recently sat down with the New York Book Review to discuss his latest book and the current situation in the European Union. The conversation mainly centered around the European leaders who are key players in the future of the Union. It also discussed some of the issues that the European Union is facing, such as the refugee crisis, countries in debt and terrorism. Soros also talked about what his ideal plan would be.

One of the main questions, when it came to Soros’ plan, was where the funding would come from. His six pointed plan would be an expensive feat and he made it clear that it would not be possible for the EU to fund it out of their budget. Soros’ suggestion comes from his years of financial expertise. He believes that the EU could issue long term bonds with its AAA borrowing ability and then each member state could service the bonds equitably.

The article also discussed Soros’ foundation and where their concentrations are. Soros said there are too many to list, most of the social and political issues that the world is facing. But Soros has a strong interest in the social sciences because he believes that the natural sciences have advanced too far ahead for mankind to have any sort of control over them. In other words, civilization is destroying itself. Due to this, Soros is closely tied to the Central European University and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Soros explained that both institutions are undergoing social science revolutions.

Help Raise $5,000 for Homeless Animals in New York City

When the first snow falls during the winter months, most individuals are extremely excited. They want to be outdoors looking at the beautiful snowflakes as they fall and enjoying building snowmen and winter sports. Unfortunately, winter is usually not a good time of year for homeless animals in New York City. Many die when temperatures drop below freezing. Also, it is much more difficult for them to find food. Thankfully, individuals are taking steps to try to resolve this problem. For example, Ross Abelow has set up a fundraiser to help homeless animals this winter. It is his goal to raise $5,000 through the Go Fund Me account that he has set up.

Ross Abelow is a well-known family lawyer in the New York City area. He and his partner set up Abelow & Cassandro, Llp. Through this law firm, many individuals have been help to get through difficult family situations. Ross Abelow is an expert in family and matrimonial law. He has been able to help individuals who are going through a divorce and need help with things like getting custody of their children and making sure that they receive a fair amount of assets after their divorce. In the year 1990, Ross Abelow obtained his license to practice law in New York State. Since that time, he has been helping individuals in difficult legal situations. He has also helped individuals with commercial litigation and entertainment law.

All of the money that is donated to the Go Fund Me account that was set up by Ross Abelow will be donated to shelters in the New York City area. The shelters will be able to purchase food, blankets, and medical supplies to help animals that are in need. Also, the space that is available for animals in need will be expanded. The great thing about the $5,000 that needs to be raised is that it will not only benefit the homeless animals now, but it will benefit them in the future. Once they are placed in a shelter, they will be in a much better position to get a long-term home where their needs will be permanently cared for.

As the temperatures drop this winter, it is extremely important for individuals to donate to this fund. Animals on the streets of New York City and in other places should not die or be suffering because of cold weather conditions. Instead, they should be placed in shelters and eventually in permanent homes.

Spotlight on the Eucatex Group

The Eucatex group began its operations in 1951 as the first such factory to deal with panels in the Salto area. The group focused on the production and advertising of the insulating panels and linings that are made from eucalyptus wood fibers. Over the years the company has experienced a significant growth in terms of its production levels making the company to be the best and most revered in the country. This company deals in manufacturing furniture of various kinds, packaging, toys and cars as well as construction supplies. The company in addition to the above also supplies plates and doors.

The chief area where Eucatex group has placed extra focus on is the furniture and construction industry. In order to achieve the group’s dream and visions it operates three companies i.e. Paints, Plates and Vanishes which are based in Salto, Brazil. The unit responsible for producing floors and panels is based in Botucatu. Later on in 2010, the company went on to introduce a new plant in the same Salto county, Sao Paulo state to produce medium density and thin high density fiberboards.

The group also deals with other products apart from the ones mentioned above. Eucatex offers their clients with modular partitions, laminate flooring, architectural coatings and doors. The group’s Eucafloor is produced in various lines like the Rustic, Evidence, Prime, Elegance, Evidence and Classic. Eucafloor evidence refers to a type of a laminated floor that is exceptional in that it features a board that is wider in a bid to satisfy a rising demand for such boards. The doors produced by Eucatex are usually considered to be very beautiful and strong.

Flavio Maluf was born on 2 December 1961 as the eldest male child of Paulo Maluf who was a Brazilian politician that was very prominent. Professionally LinkedIn shows that Flavio is a Mechanical Engineer having earned his credentials from the FAAP. He is also a entrepreneur and acts as the president of the Eucatex companies and also the GrandFood group. The Premier Pet Feed and Golden marks are owned by the GrandFood company.  Flavio Maluf’s bio has even more information.

In an article written by Flavio Maluf on future of the chemical industry in Brazil, he expressed his opinion that he believes that this possibility is not far from becoming a reality. He wrote that there were some companies that had placed their bets on technology to help them deal with tasks that are conventionally assigned to employees who do manual activities. The Softwear Automation Inc is one of such companies that has sewbots doing some simple tasks for them like sewing around buttons and rugs. However, the system is yet to produce a complete outfit but plans are underway to achieve this feat during the course of this year. He is of the opinion that robots do a lot more than humans but they are faced with the challenge of technological limitations.

Flavio Maluf is also known for commenting on other major financial matters, including the Rubbermaid merger.  He’s also known for talking about the recent Pfizer merger too.

3 Facts About Healthy Dog Food Brands You Should Know

Many dog owners mistake Beneful Brand dog food as just another mass-marketed brand of low-quality dog food. However, they are completely wrong in this assumption. In fact, Purina Beneful is the most affordable healthy dog food brand on the market. Next in line in regards to price are Blue Buffalo, and then Petfresh. Of course there are many other organic brands that are available at select stores. However, when you’re talking about products that you can find almost anywhere, these three top brands fit the bill.

1. Most pet owners should understand what makes Beneful different. Not only does Beneful give your dog the opportunity to eat healthy and truly delicious food every day, (at every meal); Beneful will also give your dog more energy, help her maintain a healthy weight and help to guard against disease. One of the reasons so many dog owners give their dogs food off their plate from time to time, (or all the time), is because they want their dogs to enjoy their food the way they enjoy theirs. However, food that you’ve prepared for your family will likely have too much fat. In addition, the starches, veggies and meats will be out of proportion, making it healthy for you, but unhealthy for your dog.

2. Treats should make up no more than 10% of your dogs daily diet. Though there are many, many healthy dog treats on the market, your dog shouldn’t consume more than is healthy every day. Treats have very concentrated and dense ingredients and you should never use them as a replacement for food, since they only contain certain foods. Most dog treats contain concentrated meat and starch ingredients. Your dog rarely gets any vegetables in dog treats and if she does get some, it’s only small amounts of one or two.

3. Purina Store’s Beneful contains generic ingredients. Beneful actually does contain some generic ingredients like carrots, peas and regular lean meats like chicken and beef. However, Beneful recipes also contain a wide variety of exciting ingredients as well like salmon, barley, tomatoes, wild rice, turkey, sweet potatoes, brown rice, spinach, lamb, liver, pasta and corn.

 

 

The Harrowing Tale of Yeonmi Park

The story of Yeonmi Park is one of desperation and courage. Born in North Korea near the Chinese border, she lived under the oppressive regime of Kim Jong-il, and was denied such necessities as ample food and clean water. In an article on Reason.com, the author brings to light the consequence that this high profile story plays in the lives of tens of thousands of refugees from North Korea. It is important that the facts remain unembellished in order to maintain the integrity of the narratives of political persecution and human rights abuses. Oftentimes dinner was nothing more than a potato, and Yeonmi recalls eating dragonflies, grasshoppers and flowers in order to survive. She recounts that it was not uncommon to see dead bodies piled in refuse heaps along the street. When she was 13 years old, her mother decided it was time to flee the country. They enlisted the aid of a human smuggler, and embarked on what would be the most dangerous journey of her young life. Once they arrived in China, the man who had smuggled them into the country turned on Yeonmi Park and her mother and demanded to have intimate relations with the young girl. Her mother offered herself in an effort to protect Yeonmi, and was then sold as a bride in order to remain in the country. Entering into an arrangement with the smuggler, Yeonmi eventually managed to reunite her family, and after two years they fled to South Korea. After arriving in Seoul, Yeonmi realized she could use her experiences to speak to her fellow pupils and peers about the conditions in North Korea. Since then, she has become a famous human rights activist, and has spoken at high-profile events such as the One Young World Summit. Despite the harrowing events of her young life, she still states that she wouldn’t change her time in North Korea as it has helped shaped her into the woman she is today.

Doe Deere Mystifies Corporate Executives With Her Success

Anyone that has seen Doe Deere would not think of CEO when they look at her. This just isn’t the image that comes to mind. If anyone has seen a video where she is applying makeup one would think that she was just a hyper young adult that was passionate about the makeup she was applying in the video. For executives in the corporate world, this doesn’t translate into a successful businesswoman. For teens and young adults that idolize her, this is exactly what a cosmetics CEO should look like. It may mystify corporate executives, but Doe Deere knows exactly what she is doing. She is breaking the rules in the cosmetics world while simultaneously teaching corporate America – and beyond – not to judge a book by the cover.

No one could have ever imagined that Doe Deere would reinvent the wheel when she restructured the way that cosmetics are sold. For decades the most effective way to sell makeup was through commercial advertising. Big name companies will spend millions on advertising campaigns with singers and movie stars. This had become the standard, but Doe Deere didn’t have that type of budget. She had a fierce desire to promote the Lime Crime brand, but she had to break some rules. Doe Deere had to tear down the walls that stood between her Lime Crime brand and her potential customers. Doe Deere had to create her own standard.

Now that people know who she is it will be difficult to forget her. That is what she does. She gives such bold imagery to her brand that it becomes difficult to forget. It is very smart because it makes the products stay on the minds of the consumers. Her makeup line, for example, is a rhyming scheme – Lime Crime. It has nothing to do with the colors that are sold through this line, but the bizarre title makes the brand stand out. The lipstick is called Unicorn Makeup, another bizarre name that you cannot forget once you have heard it. Even the moniker that she goes by, Doe Deere, is something that makes people scratch their heads in awe and wonder. Her mystery makes her popular with teenagers, and it is has taken the cosmetics world by storm. Ultimately, all of her rule breaking has proven to be an effective way to reach the audience of her happy-go-lucky fan base.

The Dynamic Records of the New York Real Estate

As reported on New York Times, prices at New York  City apartments for sale and Real Estate keep escalating. The official closing price for the past year stood at a $100.47 million. Different sales registered at the Central Park-facing condominium, had an average of nine-digit mark. Brooklyn is slowly becoming desirable as a home address. In terms of a single residence sale, Brooklyn posted massive record for the highly expensive sale. Shaum Osher, CEO of core brokerage firm, said that it was the year characterized by big sales. He added that they crushed almost every record that existed in the past.

Kenneth C. Griffin is a hedge fund manager having a net worth of $7 billion as estimated by Forbes. He showed desire to buy a triplex worth around $ 200 million at 220 Central Park south. The sources of this information sought anonymity to avert interfering with current or future deals. According to Jonathan J. Miller, the proprietor of Miller Samuel appraisal firm, the purchase would be the largest in the country given that it would usurp the 2014 $147 Million sale at East Hampton for an 18-acre New York Estate. Brokers of real estate and market observers indicate that more of these sale prices will show up as signed development contracts finally close.

The story for 2015 surrounded the Christian de Portzamparc-designed One57. It is here that 8 out of the 20 biggest big-ticket sales took place. It is important to note that the top 20 sales were worth over $30 million while the top 10 ranked above $45 million.

The city’s record $100.47 million sale was for only two floors of the brash blue tower. Initially, Extell development had marketed duplex for a consideration of $ 98.5 million. However, according to the state Attorney General’s office, this price was raised to $ 115 million. Some of the persons that have purchased different floors in the property are William Ackman, a hedge fund mogul, Guoqing Chen and his brother Chen Feng. Most of the buyers are foreigners, mostly from China. This story was originally reported on New York Times.

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The Life of the Serial Entrepreneur

Brad Reifler is one of the best serial entrepreneurs the world has ever seen. He is best known as the chief executive and founder of the Forefront capital and from 2009 in May. He is the founding partner at global Financing Corporation as the former CEO and chairman. At Refco, Reifler was a star as a trader before he founded the great Pali Capital. His first ever founded company was the Reifler trading company that was first acquired in the year 2002 by the Refco Company. He is the current reigning director at Sino Mercury. He is the former director at a company called Genesis securities, foresight research solutions and the European American finance bank. Brad is the grandson of the famous Ray E. Friedman.

New York Forefront capital announced its recent initiative, the forefront Trust income. Forefront Income Trust, unlike any other trust programs, caters also for the non-accredited traders. Brad Reifler has for many years been focusing on investor accrediting that makes over $200,000 every year as well as having a net worth that surpasses one million dollars. That is what was said by the CEO and founder of the Forefront Capital. Everything is being shifted to the non accredited investors with a specific design that is overlooked 99 percent.

According to the exchange and securities commission, the accredited investor will have to be either a incorporation or;

1. An innate person that has an income that exceeds $200,000 in more than two recent years or a joint income that exceeds $300,000 with the spouse for a period of two most recent years as well as a reasonable expectation for more than that particular income in that present year.

2. A neutral person who has a net worth individually or jointly with the spouse of the person that exceeds a million dollars every year and particularly during the purchase time without including the primary residence value on the individual.

Accredited investors standard is designed originally to protect from risky investments that can be made by the shareholders. Over the past three decades, however, there has been knowledge increase as well as oversight in the current market of stock. On the 9th of October, the SEC advisory investor that was established in the year 2010 was enticed to review every definition for more for every four years that was given the mandate by the Dodd-Frank Act. The recommendations of the committee were tasked to remove net worth tests and the current income that was created in the last 232 years and make them replaced by the with the financial sophistication and base measures. These put in place measures will take into consideration the professional credentials, individual education, as well as the chartered financial analyst designation.

We’ll have to see whether or not this makes a huge difference, and becomes another big success for Reifler.  As Wikipedia shows he’s definitely used to success at this point.  So it only stands to reason that this latest project is another in a long line of successful ventures.  Either way, Brad will remain a popular financial figure for his investment tip articles alone.

Jon Urbana Is A Pioneer In The Community

Jon Urbana is an individual in the Denver, Colorado area who has been quite busy. He has been doing great things in the community, through GoFundMe fundraising, and in his Twitter endeavors. Urbana is always out and about in the public sphere, doing what he can to make the world a better place.

Jon Urbana Supports Earth Force, A New Fundraiser from Jon Urbana on Vimeo.

Recently, Urbana has been at the forefront of a variety of different fundraising events. He’s been spearheading efforts to raise funds for different things. One of those is raising money through a fundraiser called Jon Urbana Supports Earth Force Inc. Earth Force is a group that cares about the environment. Mr. Urbana has made one of his missions mobilizing the youth of the world to get passionate about the environment and strive towards making positive changes. Earth Force Inc. wants to ensure that this earth is kept green and beautiful for generations to come.

He takes some killer photos too.

Urbana also has been an integral part in raising funds for a no kill animal shelter in Denver. Right now, temperatures are frigid in the area and there is often snow on the ground. It’s no place for an abandoned animal to live. That’s why it’s so important to have these shelters that will take the animals in and give them a warm place to live until someone takes them to their forever home. Too many animals wound up being put down just because somebody didn’t want them any longer. Urbana is working to make sure that that doesn’t happen anymore.

Aside from charity work, Urbana has been doing great things with youth when it comes to lacrosse. Urbana is a former lacrosse player himself and therefore he has truly nailed down the art of the game. He knows all the proper skills and techniques that are necessary to be a good lacrosse player. He’s using his extensive knowledge to mentor the youth in the Denver area at Next Level Lacrosse Camp. He is passing along his skills to them and teaching them how to be the best players that they can possibly be.

Urbana is also a very successful Tumblr blogger. He is currently the head of business development at Ellipse USA where he handles marketing and communications. Overall, Urbana has nailed down the perfect balance of work, home life, and charity.

As a parting gift, I leave you with my favorite one of his pictures (Earth Temple) and what I believe to be his best song (Swan Song).

Earth Temple – credit: Jon Urbana

The Importance of Healthy Dog Food

Today, people are taking the quality of dog food more and more seriously. The dog food brand sales have actually spiked and is now one of the top industries as it is a 27.3 billion dollar industry that will continue to grow. As the demand for dog food is growing, more and more local companies are creating new innovations that will set them apart from all other competitors. One example is of Richard Thompson and his local dog-food store that sells dog food that is both healthy and delicious. Mr. Thompson states that his brands are so special because every product that is sold by his company are foods that he himself has tasted and that he would serve on his dining room table. As demand for dog food has increased by 45 percent since 2009, more and more companies are finding new ways to mark themselves as rightful competitors in the industry. One particular competitor that is an example of a localized company is Beneful. Though this company is a large franchise, like other small companies, this brand emphasizes excellent quality food for each and every dog. Beneful offers multiple different products such as wet canned dog food, dry dog food, as well as dog treats. The wet food is especially popular because of the wet ingredients that are mixed together to create a wholesome and delicious meal. The wet Beneful canned food comes in 20 different varieties that includes different proteins and fresh ingredients. These proteins include pork, chicken, lamb, as well as beef. The proteins are then mixed with various ingredients such as green beans, barley, rice, as well as carrots. Beneful is a world-renowned company that is one of the most popular dog food companies in the world. Other products that are offered on Facebook by Beneful include dry dog food and dog treats which come in a variety of textures that range from a shortbread texture to a crispy cracker texture. When an owner goes to choose the best name brand to feed their dogs, Beneful will make the best impression as it offers both a healthy and delicious meal.