George Soros Makes an Unprecedented Comeback to Political Philanthropy

Billionaire Hungarian-American investor George Soros is known for donating generously to different political causes. Nonetheless, his donations had dipped in recent years, something that was seen as an attempt to take a political backseat. The investor shocked all by sundry by emerging from political philanthropy “oblivion” to pledge $25 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the 2016 US Presidential Elections.

Federal Election Commission records indicate that Soros supported candidates who were vying on the Democratic Party ticket across the US. This is corroborated by Democratic funding insiders and the billionaire’s associates. It was also expected that he would make even more donations in the run up to Election Day, which he did. The hedge fund investor had planned to make his inaugural appearance in a Democratic convention to watch Hillary’s acceptance of the party’s ticket. However, he cancelled the trip because he wanted to spend more time monitoring Europe’s economic situation. Read his profile at Forbes.

Heightened Political Engagement

Soros’ close confidants concur that in 2016, he engaged in political affairs more than he had done for years. This they say, was due to the firm belief that he had in Clinton and the fact that he feared that Donald Trump’s presidency would be detrimental to global security and democracy. According to the philanthropist’s political adviser Michael Vachon, Soros has consistently supported democratic causes. Nonetheless, the stakes were higher in 2016 because the issues that he cares about such as criminal justice reform and immigration reform were under threat.

Soros was a key figure in Clinton’s campaign team due to his ability to catalyze giving among other rich activists. The involvement of elite liberal donors such as San Francisco, Don Sussman, Fred Eychaner, and Haim Saban in the campaign cycle is mainly attributed to Soros’ influence. In 2016, the billionaire’s giving motivations and patterns were similar to 2004 when he funded a strong campaign against George W. Bush. That year, he funded Senator John Kerry’s campaign to the tune of $27 million.

Moving the Masses Through Philanthropy

Soros has been making contributions to different causes for nearly four decades. His philanthropic spirit was the motivation behind the establishment of The Open Society Foundations, which are currently operational in over 70 countries across the world. Soros seeks to highlight the concept of an open society, which is characterized by social justice, social responsibility, and democracy.

George Soros serves as the president of The Open Society Foundations. Through it, he has made donations to different organizations including the Earth Island Institute, Alliance for Climate Protection, Green for All, Tides Foundation, Center for Reproductive Rights, The National Abortion Federation, and The Center for Responsible Lending. In as much as his philanthropy mainly focuses on America and Europe, it has had a global impact. So far, Soros has donated over $11 billion to different causes.

Learn more: http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527

A Look At Jeremy Goldstein’s Legal Expertise

Addressing the difficulty of finding the right lawyer when you need one, the New York State Bar Association recently launched their online legal referral program. In order to find a lawyer who has the expertise to handle the case, the user puts in their contact information and a description of their legal issue. This information is reviewed by staff at the State Bar who then refer the person to a lawyer in their area who has the experience and legal standing to handle it.

This referral is provided free of charge. The individual is under no obligation to consult with the attorney or hire them. If these do choose to consult with the lawyer the first half hour is $35 with some exceptions. If the person decided to retain the lawyer the fees charged are strictly between the lawyer and the client.

One lawyer in the city of New York Is Jeremy Goldstein, the Partner of Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates. After earning his law degree at the New York University School of Law, he specialized in executive compensation packages. He spent almost 14 years at the prestigious law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz before he started his own firm in June 2014.

One executive pay issue that Jeremy Goldstein has developed an expertise in is “Say no Pay”. This law was passed in order to give shareholders some say in what executives are paid at publicly traded companies. Jeremy Goldstein says that when a vote shows low levels of support for an executive’s pay it should serve as a warning sign that investors are not happy with their performance in regards to what they are being compensated. Jeremy Goldstein expertise is consulted when this occurs so that management is better informed on how to respond in a legal sense.

Securus Technologies working towards preventing crime

Positive feedbacks from customers to Secures Technologies in Dallas Texas show how much they enjoy and appreciate the correctional and law enforcement championed by Securus. On the 16th of October 2016, the inmate communication provider released the reviews they had gotten from some of its loyal clients. The company is the leading holder of patents with just about 250 patents in its portfolio that were issued by the States patent office in the US. Detectives and other officials use Secures’ technology on crime prevention and solving daily.

 

Facility customers wrote in to thank Securus Technologies for helping with overseeing calls. The client used Securus software to identify and averting unlawful activities that included the selling of drugs and the use of drugs and alcohol by inmates.

 

A review from the Sherriff’s department stated that the LBS technology had assisted in recovering illegal cash monies in their millions, narcotics, and property. Reviews from other correctional firms said that products from Securus Technologies improved securities and safety in jail.

 

Secures Technologies was accredited by BBB which extended invitations to their most loyal customers, investors and correctional firms to visit the Center, in Dallas. Specialists at Securus give demonstrations on the way crime saving products and services operate to ensure the safety of facilities.

 

Here are some of comments and emails that were received jail officials across the United States. These officials were tasked with the prevention and solving crimes and ensuring the environment was safe.

On average, we come up with a new product once per week that helps officers who enforce the law and prevent crime, this according to the CEO Securus Technologies, Mr. Richard A. Smith.

 

Mr. Smith said that they had received lots of emails and letters concerning on what they had developed and how it was helping in the society safe.

Arthur Becker Aims to Develop Condominium Units along 465 Tribeca Washington Street

Arthur Becker graduated from the Bennington College with photography and ceramics degrees. He later went on to the Dartmouth (Amos Tuck) College where he started to major in the real estate. In England, he became the Chief Executive of two companies, more details can be found on his Crunchbase profile.

Arthur Becker is now an established real estate developer and is rolling with some of the great realtors like Robert Gladstone, Kevin Maloney, and Michael Stern. Becker’s high profile real estate investments include the 111 West 57th Street Property Markets Group and JDS Development Group Row condo super tower.

Becker is also the owner of10 Sullivan Street Madison and PMG Equities’ condo. He also acquired the 50, 40 and 30 Sullivan adjacent townhouses. He was also part of the former investors that sold out the 251-259 Third Avenue Gramercy assemblage to Alfa Development. He has other plans to expand into condominium projects.

According to The Real Deal, Arthur Becker has recently contacted the New York State Attorney General’s office for permission to develop eight condominium units along 465 Tribeca Washington Street. He revealed that he aims to develop artisanal, boutique buildings whose interiors will be designed by Paris Forino. He also said that he bought the property during its prime period and he is particularly elated with this new project as it is just the right manageable size for him to handle.

After completion, his 465 Washington project is planned to have penthouse duplex and seven other simplex apartments with almost 4,000 square feet of space. Each unit is expected to cost five million USD. The property was originally acquired from architect Peter Moore, following his foreclosure suit after defaulting a VFC Partners loan. Reference sourced: Ideamensch

To expand the building further, Becker also acquired development rights from the adjacent building 471 Washington owners. Records also show that Arthur Becker has also acquired 502-506 Canal Street ownership.

Inspite of the hold up in luxury product, Becker remains optimistic about the 465 Washington Project that is estimated to cost him twenty-five million USD. He is particularly happy with its neighborhood. He plans to develop the project within two years and feels that he can deliver quality work.

Check out his website: http://arthurbeckerstudio.com/

Why It’s Time To Make The Switch To Cleansing Conditioner

When Emily McClure decided to give WEN Cleansing Conditioner a shot, she was hoping that she would finally achieve full, soft and healthy hair. After years of experimenting with almost every hair care product under the sun, she found that her hair was growing more and more damaged over time. Needless to say, she was desperate for a product that was actually capable of delivering on its promises.

Why WEN Cleansing Conditioner is Different

Emily had high hopes for Wen Cleansing Conditioner because of its unique formula. While many hair care brands promise that their newest product can transform hair back to health, all of their formulas contain the same harsh ingredients like sulfates, chemical preservatives and petroleum-based synthetic fragrances that are known to damage hair.

However, WEN Cleansing Conditioner is unique. Creator Chaz Dean (http://chazdean.com/) developed a formula that contains only plant-based, nutrient-rich ingredients like botanical extracts and vegetable glycerin. Because this product is free of the harsh chemicals found in almost every other hair care product on the market, Emily was optimistic.

One Week of WEN

Emily, who had suffered from dull and thin hair for years, decided to put WEN Cleansing Conditioner to the test by applying it to her hair every day for a week. In order to get a clear idea of the product’s capabilities, she kept a daily hair journal to track her hair’s gradual improvement. In fact, her daily hair journal can be read on bustle.com.

After picking up a bottle of WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner from a local beauty store, Emily was anxious to get home and try it out. She applied it to her hair based on the directions on the bottle. To Emily’s surprise, her hair was significantly transformed after just one application. Her thin, lifeless hair suddenly had volume and shine.

Encouraged, Emily continued to use the product daily. By the end of the week, her hair was more gorgeous and healthy than ever. It’s safe to say that WEN delivers.

More product information can be found on the Wen website and Facebook page.

Lori Senecal – A Growth Boost for Companies

Mrs. Lori Senecal was in March 2015 given the position of Global CEO of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, also commonly referred to as CP+B, an advertising agency with offices throughout the world. Crispin Porter + Bogusky was founded in 1988, and its headquarter building is located in Boulder in the state of Colorado, the United States of America. Before becoming named Global CEO of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Mrs. Lori Senecal had had an active career working in marketing, finance and advertisement holding various chairman and CEO positions. In her current position as the Global chief executive officer of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, it is her responsibility to coordination between the agencies international offices located in countries across the globe, as well as overseeing the global growth of the company and managing the expansion of its international offices. Reference: forbes.

Since she assumed the position of Global SEO for the company, Mrs. Lori Senecal has made significant contributions the development of Crispin Porter + Bogusky. She established a more resilient connection between the international offices and helped them form stronger and more efficient communication. For a company, having coordinated offices in different continents is crucial. Every location needs to be informed and taking part in the main workings of the enterprise. She also improved the team of the company by talent acquisition. Mrs. Lori Senecal is very skilled at pinpointing which person would be most efficient at what job. An adequate and experienced team is the most crucial part of business. Mrs. Lori Senecal also brought great recognition to Crispin Porter + Bogusky – the company was a nominee in the category of “Creativity Innovators of the Year” in an annual leaderboard by the giant in the industry Advertising Age. For her personal, professional excellence, Mrs. Lori Senecal was titled one of the four Agency Executives to Watch in 2016.

Mrs. Lori Senecal has a rich work experience. Before she joined the company of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, she used to work for the MDC (Multi-Discipline Communications) Partner Network as CEO and President. Her responsibility was to take care of the professional strategy of the company, to overlook the execution of the plans and to ensure results according to her Ad Week account.

Before working for MDC Partner Network, Mrs. Lori Senecal was a part of the company Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners (kbs+). Her position was CEO and Global Chairman. Kbs+ grew exponentially while she was in charge – the company went from having 250 employees locally to 900 international employees in only a couple of years.

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Brad Reifler Success Stories in Investing

Brad Reifler is one of the most sought financial consultants. His wealth of experience has been instrumental in the success of many investors. You will find him featured on top publications and social media sites, where he shares his knowledge on investment.

One of my most favorite tips from Reifler is to always understand your goal of investing before you can put your money on it.

Once you have a goal, you will be able to measure whether your investment is a success or not. And if it has been a success, only then can you begin to put more money on. Learn more about Brad Reifler: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/brad-reifler-forefront-capital-advisors-ceo-announces-new-partnership-with-easter-seals-2104550.htm

He also advises for people to consider other investment options instead of putting all their money in the commodity market. Brad Reifler also urges investors to know their investment managers well before trusting them with money. So, where does he get all this knowledge from?

There is of course the knowledge that he gained in school, for as you can read in his resume, he is a well-educated gentleman. He studied in Los Angeles’ Harvard School for Boys. He then applied for college studies and was admitted to the Bowdoin University.

His career has played a major role in his success as a consultant today. According to Crunchbase, Brad Reifler’s career roots can be traced back to his teenage years. Then, he would invest his saving in a variety of stocks. He noted that he was really good at investing in gaining stocks.

So, at a very young age he knew that he wanted to be an investor. Come the year 1982 and he founded his very first company, Reifler Trading Corporation, which operated in global derivatives.

Bloomberg reiterated that Brad Reifler came to sell his company to Refco in the year 2000. But, even then, he had been working for Refco as their Institutional Desk Sales manager since the year 1995. The same year that he began working for Refco, he also founded Pali Capital Inc.

And three years before that, Brad Reifler had founded Reifler Capital Management. He continued to work as CEO and Chairman of Pali until 2008 when he formed Forefront Capital LLC, where he is currently the CEO.

Kim Dao Chats with Her Friend Vienna in YouTube Video

Australian blogger and YouTube presenter Kim Dao recently posted a new video in which she discusses life in Japan with her friend, Vienna, who works as a model in Tokyo. Kim Dao and Vienna agree that it can be hard to learn the ropes when you first arrive in Japan since cultural difference can pose major challenges. Vienna, who hails from Thailand, said that there is considerable pressure for her to conform to Japanese cultural norms despite the fact that her background is different.

 

Both agreed that Japan is expensive, although Kim Dao pointed that the cost of living in Australia is even higher. When she arrived in Japan, she found a temporary apartment to get settled and then moved into more reasonably priced accommodations. On the other hand, Vienna moved in with friends when she emigrated and later on found her own place.

 

One cultural difference that Kim Dao wrestles with is that Japanese culture frowns on outspokenness, whereas as an Australian it is more difficult for her to be reserved when she is angry about something. Vienna agrees, and adds that she finds it difficult to be herself in society.

 

The two friends agree that it is essential to speak fluent Japanese if you are looking for any type of job other than teaching English. According to Vienna, she had minimal formal training in the language, picking it up through immersion. When Kim Dao met Vienna, she was so impressed with her Japanese that she was surprised to learn that Vienna was in fact Thai.

Learn more:

https://www.odigo.jp/profile/kimdao

http://www.kimdaoblog.com/search/label/makeup

Financial Executive David Giertz Cautions Advisers To Talk About Social Security

David Giertz, the President of Nationwide Financial Distributors, recently sat down with a Wall Street Journal staffer to talk about why financial advisers tend to not discuss social security with their clients on Twitter. According to Giertz the main reason they don’t is that they don’t feel comfortable with the topic given how complex it is. Giertz cautions them that this is not the right approach.

One of the biggest problems for advisers who don’t talk about social security is that, as a recent study Nationwide showed, most investors will switch advisers if their current one avoids the issue. Advisers on About.me would do well to learn and talk about social security if they expect to keep their clients.

Read more: Insurance Agent at Nationwide Financial Institution in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Another problem with avoiding the top is that it’s too big an issue to avoid. In this day of most people not having pensions, social security makes up a large part of the majority of people’s retirement income. Advisers are doing their clients a disservice by not discussing the issue on yolasite.com.

David Giertz is registered with FINRA as a Broker and has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. He has served in the capacity of President of three different subsidiaries of Nationwide Financial since he joined the firm in June 2004. Before he joined Nationwide He worked for Citicorp Investments from 1991 to 1999, and from 1989 to 1993 he worked as a financial adviser at Financial Horizons Security Corporation.

While he still works as a financial adviser, David Giertz’s main duties at Nationwide Financial are to oversee the company’s retirement plan offerings, annuities, life insurance, and specialty market products at https://angel.co/david-giertz. These financial products are sold through banks, wirehouses, and independent brokers and dealers across the United States.

The Traveling Vineyard Lets People Share Wine And Make Money

If you love wine, working with the Traveling Vineyard may be the perfect job for you. The company hires and trains people to become wine guides that host wine tasting events.

Founded in 2001 by marketing maven Rick Libby, The Traveling Vineyard offers people the opportunity to work with a wine tasting company using a direct marketing model to sell their excellent selection of wines. And you don’t have to be a wine expert to become a wine guide. Traveling Vineyard provides all the training, tools and support you need to turn a fun, relaxed, enjoyable gathering where people sample wine into a lucrative business opportunity.

The process is simple. When someone contacts the Traveling Vineyard to express an interest in becoming a wine guide, the company sends them a Success Kit with all the paperwork, wines and everything else they need. They are also put in contact with a network of experienced trainers and wine guides that will walk them trough the entire process. The company’s website also has numerous training videos to both teach new guides about wine and the process of organizing wine tasting events. Plus the company also holds regional seminars where wine guides network and share techniques and experiences.

At the wine tasting events, the wine guide gives the guests in attendance the opportunity to sample five wines from the Traveling Vineyard’s exclusive collection. The wine guides also provide information on the right wines to pair with any meal. At the end of the evening guests are given the opportunity to purchase the wines of their choice and the option to become wine guides themselves. The Traveling Vineyard delivers the wine and the wine guides receive 35% of the money people spend on wine orders. Wine guides make between $100 and $150 from each event.