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Soros Does Not Fund #BlackLivesMatter

November 30, 2015 - Author: steph


When we think of the name George Soros, most people go right to the Quantum Fund – the famous hedge fund company he started and ran for many years, as Investopedia states. He’s also known as “the man who broke the Bank of England” for a bet he had against the British pound, risking $10 billion and making almost $2 million.

So many people believe that Soros is helping to fund the #BlackLivesMatter movement – which was started up by three African-American women on Twitter shortly after the deaths of Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray – among others – at the hands of police. Ben Collins, writing for The Daily Beast, went further into the issue, and went to figure out whether or not Soros was indeed funding the protests – and if the $33 million amount was true.

We are all aware that Soros is pro-Hillary Clinton in this upcoming presidential election. He’s been fundraising for her for a year now. It is no surprise that with the news that democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders gaining ground, there have been protests and speeches called off. The $2 million that Soros has raised for Clinton’s campaign is thought to be tied to two speeches for Sanders that were called off within the past month.

Ken Zimmerman, the director of the U.S. run portion of Open Society foundations, says that the rumors of $33 million being given to the #BlackLivesMatter are false. While Soros has indeed been giving money to the Open Society Foundations, he has not specifically given any to this movement. He further went on to say that they don’t “fund protests, per se” but that they “are continually looking for new voices” and that “it’s a broad array of things – including both immigration and criminal justice reform”.

Furthermore, it should be noted that the two who did interrupt the Sanders speeches – Marissa Johnson and Mara Willaford – would not claim that they do not have ties to the #BlackLivesMatter movement until after the speeches were shut down.

On that note, Zimmerman went on to say that an amorphous movement like the #BlackLivesMatter movement is almost impossible, even if Soros really wanted to do so. He called the idea that he had given $33 million to the movement a “rumor stew”. While he has given $33 million to his Open Society Foundation, about an eighth of that money went to the Drug Policy Alliance – which is a foundation looking to end the war on drugs. They are a nonprofit and are currently helping with the Syrian asylum crisis.

All in all, no one is quite sure how $33 million, #BlackLivesMatter, and Soros were all equated together.

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The Latest Workplace Trend: Employees Are Losing Their Jobs Because Of Facebook Addiction

- Author: steph

Traditionally, people get fired from their jobs for reasons such as insubordination, frequent tardiness, frequent write-ups, unethical behavior and layoffs. In today’s society, however, people are losing their jobs as a result of social media misuse at the workplace. To be more specific, people are losing their jobs over Facebook. It is not difficult to fathom the reality of people losing their jobs for such a thing, for we live in a world where people spend more time communicating through their mobile device opposed to communicating face to face.

Employers are forced to discipline and dismiss staff members as result of Facebook misuse because people are exhibiting behaviors of addiction which is negatively affecting their day to day work duties. This trend is backed by hard evidence; for example, a York College of Pennsylvania study revealed that 65 percent of human resource departments have issues with employees who frequently use Facebook while they are on the clock.

To combat this rapidly growing problem of social media overuse at the workplace, industry professionals like Parker Geiger, CEO of the CHUVA Group, recommends for employees to be proactive in managing their obsession for Facebook. For example, there are apps in the marketplace, like Anti-Social and AppDetox, which allows users to browse the internet during work hours but blocks them from visiting social media sites, like Facebook and Instagram.

Another way of combating social media abuse is by creating a separate, professional social media account. For example, many employees find it very helpful to have two Facebook pages. One Facebook page should be dedicated to your personal life, and the other page should be for professional content, photos, likes and comments.

These recommendations are very similar to advice that is given by CEO of Status Labs, Darius Fisher. Status Labs is an online reputation management company that helps companies and individuals promote positive and professional information about themselves on the internet. Fisher has counseled many corporations and people on different ways to protect their online reputation, which includes removing derogatory posts and photos on social media accounts, creating blog pages and websites that highlight positive qualities and actions and much more.

Status Labs is also in the business of helping companies and individuals survive malicious internet attacks. Malicious internet behavior is becoming more frequent and many people are losing their jobs or business deals because someone else has posted negative information about them. Status Labs specializes in using advanced software technology and strategic methods to help individuals and companies resolve negative internet campaigns against them. Fisher’s best advice for all internet users is to avoid posting controversial and inappropriate information and to be proactive by creating a personal website that has your first and last name in the domain name, such as, and to manage your online identity with professional information.

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4 Varieties of Beneful Dog Treats Sure to Please Your Dog

November 28, 2015 - Author: steph

Dogs, as our favorite pets and friends, are oftentimes considered part of the family, and as part of the family, of course, you want to treat your dog to little bits of goodness throughout the day to ensure their happiness. It doesn’t take much to make a dog happy – a few belly rubs here and there, some “good dogs”, and maybe a treat or two. But with all the treats available on the market, it can sometimes be hard to determine what treats will be satisfying and tasty for your dog. Here are four varieties of treats from Beneful that are sure to please your dog’s palate:

Beneful Healthy Smiles Ridges
Beneful’s Healthy Smiles Ridges treats taste great while keeping your dog’s teeth in tip-top shape. Healthy teeth are a must-have for a healthy, happy dog, and these Healthy Smiles treats are made with parsley and a center of real meat to make sure your dog is getting a treat they will love. These treats from Beneful help prevent tartar and plaque build-up and are available in three sizes (mini, small/medium, and large) to provide dogs of all sizes dental care.

Beneful Healthy Smiles Twists
If your pooch is more of a peanut butter lover, these alternatives to the Healthy Smiles Ridges treats may be the choice for you on Beneful Healthy Smiles Twists are made with peanut butter and parsley, so this twisted treat is sure to provide your dog with a fun and delectable way of keeping their chompers clean. Designed to help prevent plaque and tartar build-up, these treats once again come in a variety of sizes (mini, small/medium, and large) to make sure any dog can have clean teeth while enjoying a tasty treat.

Beneful Baked Delights Heartfuls
These heart-shaped cookies from Beneful on purinastore, as the name suggests, are baked shortbread with an apple-flavored filling in the center. Real bacon is also added to the cookie’s recipe just for good measure and taste. What dog doesn’t enjoy bacon, after all? These cute cookies are sure to delight your dog come treat time.

Beneful Baked Delights Stars
These shortbread cookies are similar to the Beneful Baked Delights Heartfuls treats but instead come in the shape of a star. Beneful’s Baked Delights Stars come in two different flavor varieties: bacon and cheese or real chicken and cheese. Either variety will is certain to be a winner with your favorite pal.

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How to Choose the Best Lawyer for Business Litigation

November 19, 2015 - Author: steph

Finding the best attorney for your lawsuit or other legal need could be the difference between winning and missing the opportunity to obtain a favorable outcome. It is vital to perform a thorough research in order to pick the best attorney for your legal issue. There are numerous things or factors you need to think about whenever attempting to compare or select the best legal representative for your needs.

Find a legal practitioner with ample experience in the particular area of law you are seeking help. You don’t want to pay an attorney who does not have a good knowledge of the type of case you are dealing with. Don’t hire a personal injury attorney for a company lawsuit; do not hire a tax attorney for a personal injury suit.

You need to evaluate and compare the lawyer’s history of results and verdicts. You are looking for an attorney who constantly wins for his/her clients. Look for news items about their past lawsuits, honors, awards, client rankings, comments and references, and peer ratings from various other attorneys.

Schedule appointments with a minimum of three top choices. On appointment day, make sure that you arrive a few minutes early and bring all the information you need to relay to the attorney. Don’t forget to bring a list of questions to ask.

It is essential to understand the cost and also get a rough estimate of what you can expect to spend, so that you can budget properly. Charging by the hour is the most commonly used fee structure for business litigation. It is important to keep in mind that the number of hours one lawyer works and bills can actually vary greatly from those of another lawyer for the same lawsuit or case.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a well respected litigation lawyer and has handled numerous cases in Brazil. For many years, he has achieved great courtroom success, as well as negotiation proceedings. Mr Ricardo is well versed in the laws and legal issues pertaining to business and corporate law.

Ricardo Tosto represents a wide variety of clients, including financial investment enterprises, multinational companies and some other high profile clients. Client reassurance isn’t some empty slogan, Mr. Ricardo Tosto has made a habit of preparing for client needs, immediately returning phone calls, and following up to provide total total satisfaction. Find him on Facebook for more information and news.

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Skout, The Traveler’s Dating App

- Author: steph

Skout is an interesting social media app that allows people to connect with others all over the world. The unique app is intended to open the perfect social media portal for those on the go. How so? Skout is designed for use on mobile devices and this helps ensure anyone who enjoy traveling or is otherwise on the road can always connect online to meet new people, chat, or even set up a date. The date does not even have to be one nearby or for the weekend. Some may choose to make a connection with someone across the globe. Dating and relationships does not have to be the only reason for trying to contact someone on Skout. Simply trying to make new friends around the world is a perfectly fine pursuit and many of the members of Skout joining for just that reason.

Meeting people from around the world can be a lot of fun. It never hurts to have new friends nor is it a bad idea to have a large number of people who you know. Each and every person has their own interesting and unique stories to tell. Listening to them can be a lot of fun. Of course, there does come a need for a particular device that allows for actually making a connection. A social media app designed for people on the go is perfect for this pursuit.

People who spend a lot of time on planes, trains, and automobiles surely are going to limited in terms of how they communicate with others. Access to a mobile device is the only they are able to connect with others with any ease at all. Thanks to the availability of the Skout app, making new friends becomes even easier since the app merely has to be downloaded and installed. Once the app is installed on a phone, using it is extremely simple.

The word “simple” is not used lightly. The app and its associated social media site are extremely easy to use and navigate. No one has to be a tech genius in order to get the most out of the app. And getting the most out of the app could make traveling far more fun.

Meetings someone new and interesting is fairly easy and, most intriguingly, it is possible to meeting someone from thousands of miles away. Knowing people all over the planet makes travel for business or fun a lot more engaging and a lot less lonely.

Download Skout and give it a try. This might be the perfect dating app for the world traveler. Even those who spend a lot of time in their hometown are going to like it, too.

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How Writing Can Help Everyone: How it Helped Yeonmi Park

- Author: steph

Those who know about Yeonmi Park know that it can be very hard to recover from half of the stuff that she has gone through. One thing that helped her recover from all of the trials that she has underwent from her childhood up was to write a book that shed light on the problem in North Korea. North Korea has been a dictatorship for a long time. Yeonmi Park was born as someone with no rights as she has written in her book “In Order o Live”. This book provides some of the most gruesome pictures of what happened.

The book also talks about her escape with her mother which turned out to be just the beginning of her nightmare when she ended up being trafficked. She spent a good chunk of her life after that trying to fight off her owners and keep them from violating her. The book also has gone into some of what she has had to do in order to survive.

While it was hard for Yeonmi to experience everything that she has experienced, it was also hard to write it down and to talk about the current state of North Korea. When Yeonmi Park at appeared and made her speech, she did find it hard to keep her composure. However, other people in the room were breaking down. For one thing, it has proven to be a bit challenging for Yeonmi to adjust to her new living conditions. She has learned what it meant to be free. Yeonmi has just looked forward to watching what she wants without getting in any kind of legal trouble. However, she was also allowed to express herself freely.

This is one thing that Yeonmi Park has found rather encouraging. She has seen that people were able to talk freely about anyone and anything including their president or the one in charge. This is what helped inspire her to make a change for more people. She has seen the blessing of her freedom. She wants others to truly experience the freedom of other countries. She understands what life truly is and she wants that for others as well.

No Comments - Categories: Human Rights Activist

Top Notch Business CEOs Trust Madison Street Capital

November 13, 2015 - Author: steph

Innovation is the cornerstone of success in America. In order to compete in the global market place, businesses and individuals are continuously striving to stay ahead of the game. Moreover, massive changes are happening in the financing world. Recent events have resulted in the entire industry being left with credibility problems. This becomes tougher for new starters and often even long established companies to find capital funds. Moreover, many CEOs do not understand what drives the value of their own business. Hence they rely on reputed and respected third party to pave the way for any meaningful financial dealings. One such company is Madison Street Capital.

Their motto is all about client service
Madison Street Capital believes in integrity and it plays an important role in their business. The advisors go above and beyond any required legal disclosures, to make sure their clients fully understand the nature of their relation. Many clients are unfamiliar with financial and investment world. They don’t even know some key services exist. Hence, the advisors take the effort to gain a thorough understanding of their client business model. Advisors at Madison, would tell the prospective clients, what they need to hear, rather than what they want to hear. The clients will hear best possible advice regardless of if they are comfortable to hear them out.
Madison Street Capital
A prominent investment bank in the global market is Madison Street Capital and is committed towards integrity. Moreover, the banking form has merger and acquisition expertise, gives financial advisory services, valuation services to private and public business firms and other financial opinions. They have offices in Asia, Africa and North America. This financing firm was started in 2005. In addition to that, they analyze the requirements set by their clients and try to establish the best match between the sellers and buyers. Plus, they even suggest appropriate capitalization structures and financing advice which optimizes their client’s potential.
More financial industry is working under the cloak of confidentiality reluctant to discuss business failures or successes. Hence one needs to take right financing advice from those financing and consulting firms which believe in the idea of transparency. The means of doing business in America has changed.

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Harrowing Journey of Yeonmi Park

November 12, 2015 - Author: steph

Yeonmi Park is a South Korean citizen who was born on October 4, 1993, in Hyesan, North Korea. She works as a human rights activist and hails from a nuclear family made up of her father, mother, sister and herself. She has been great encouragement to most people by openly sharing her painful stories while in North Korea. According to the standards of North Korea during most of Parks’ childhood, their family was among the wealthy. Both her parents were earning a living. Her father was a civil servant who worked as part of the Workers’ Party at the town hall in Hyesan, and her mother was a North Korean Army nurse. Later on, Parks’ father moved to Pyongyang to seek for greener pastures. Here he started operations in metal smuggling that in turn led to his incarceration since the business was illegal. Park narrates saying that life changed after her fathers’ incarceration. They had to struggle to ensure they survived. When Parks’ father had a reunion with his family, he gave advice to the family to escape to China. Eunmi, Parks’ elder sister, escaped earlier to China without notifying the family. Park and her mother were smuggled by brokers who did the business of moving North Koreans to China. Parks’ father did not accompany the two to China because he was suffering from an ailment that he thought would slow down their movement. While in China they tried asking the traffickers about Eunmis’ whereabouts but all was in vain, so they concluded that she had passed away. In October 2007, Parks’ father was smuggled to China where the family was living secretly. Within a short period Parks’ father died and this added more pain to the family. Mourning him was a problem hence Park and her mother avoided it so as not to be discovered by the Chinese authorities. By good luck, Park and her mother found a shelter at the Qingdao port city that was led by South Koreans and Chinese missionaries. Evading the authorities’ attention was possible since the city had a large Korean population. In 2009, Park and her mother moved through Gobi Desert headed to Mongolia after Christians and human rights activists offering aid to them. It was a very difficult situation for these two when they arrived at the Mongolian border. Guards threatened to report them to the authorities for them to be deported back to China. The pair pledged to commit murder by stabbing themselves. They were able to persuade the guards through their actions. Therefore, they were left through. Later on in April the same year Park and her mother flew to Seoul after being sent to Ulan Bastor Airport by the authorities. Park narrates on BBC that on reaching South Korea they had difficulties in adjusting to the new life. Park and her mother secured job opportunities as waitresses and shop attendants, and this was able to sustain them. Park saw the need of continuing education and so she joined Dongguk University where she majored in criminal justice. In April 2014, Park and her mother reunited with Eunmi by the help of South Korean intelligence.

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The Financial And Managerial Icon- Mr. Brian Bonar

November 11, 2015 - Author: steph

In the world we live in today, business and finance are the two major things we require for life but above all, one has to be educated, for it’s known that, education is an essential element to success, and in so doing, there have risen great icons who have motivated achievement and success. Among them, is Mr. Brian Bonar who stands out as one of the heroes who have countersigned to success in various managerial posts he has held in the experience of a finance executive. It is evident that Bonar’s success came out of hard work and endeavor through his attainment of Bachelor of Science Degree in mechanical engineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow Scotland. He later received his MBA and Ph.D. in international business development studies from Stafford University in England.

In his career path, Mr. Bonar has been the chairman and chief executive officer of Trucept, formerly known as the smart-Tec solutions from March 12th, 2010, besides that, his struggles and hard work made him the president of tradeshow products from March 2008. He has served as the CEO of warning management services from February 4th, 2004 to January 2007; and later served as the principal accounting officer until January 2007.In addition to that, Mr. Bonar was once a CEO at the Solvis Group. He has a long history of 18 years with IBM in continents such as Asia, USA and Europe. Besides that, he has a two- decade experience in high growth firms both private and public in different locations both in USA and UK. Mr. Bonar also established AMS outsourcing from 2007 September to 2009, it is a PEO that focuses on transport and market place, and he went as far as founding an international presence in Czech Republic and Mexico.

Mr. Bonar has served in high level posts in various companies among them the Dalrada financial corporation where he served as the director of the company from August 1995 to December 1999; he became the chairman of the board of trustees. Later in September 1994, he became the company’s executive vice president. His leadership skills and hard work made way for him to be the company’s president and chief operating officer. From 1991 to 1992, he was the vice president of a California-based manufacturer of laser printers, the worldwide sales and marketing of Beizer Systems. Overally, Mr. Bonar has assumed several offices in levels of high ranks. To sum up, over his career, Bonar has developed a good reputation as a leader who is inspired to achieve the goals of his clients and project partners.Bonar’s hard work and remarkable skills have led to positive impact including employment creation, Bonar deserves respect and gratitude for his productive work.

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Who to call to Protect Your Online Reputation.

November 5, 2015 - Author: steph

If you or your company’s reputation is under the scrutiny of the web, you may need someone to ensure that your reputation as a company or individual does not get damaged by rogue internet users who can post negative comments, leave negative feedback, and generally make you or your company look bad online.

This is where Darius Fisher and his Status Labs comes into play. Status labs is a company which is run and was founded by Darius Fisher, with the goal of protecting people’s reputations online. It’s called online reputation management, and Darius Fisher is at the forefront of this industry whose goal it is to protect your online presence from negativity.

Online reputation is a huge part of business these days. May people look at reviews of products and services before they make a purchase or decide to go somewhere. Having an appealing image online is a necessity to drive sales and to bring new business to a store or company.

The people at Status labs know the remedy to online reputation problems. This smart company is helping other businesses all over the world protect their online image. Led by Darius Fisher, the company sweeps all online negativity under the rug.

Aimed at improving the perceptions of a company, Status Labs has the formula for clearing away the clouds of negativity that can envelop a business from the web. It may require a clean slate, or a fresh starting point, but Darius and his team have fought for many companies to keep their image healthy on the web.

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