Those who are no stranger to politics will likely have heard the name George Soros at least a couple of times before. He’s a multi billionaire financial investor and hedge fund manager, philanthropist and long standing political prognosticator. George Soros’ accurately been predicting financial and political catastrophes long before they ever happen, so naturally when he speaks up on any given topic of importance, whether one likes him or not, most pay attention. And speak up he has, recently George Soros released a article in the well known, online financial website, Market Watch, detailing his own vision of reform for the European Union’s hitherto ineffective asylum plan.
Firstly, Mr. Soros believes that the European Union must accept responsibility for their previous lack of effective asylum policy, for only in acknowledging their failures can they unite and begin to move forwards with more effective and moral policies. George Soros writes that the first step which should be taken is to quickly accept one million, if not more, asylum seekers into the European Union and continue to do so well into the future until the venture grows untenable. For in doing so prove it’s commitment to it’s neighboring and allied countries. But to do this the member states must share the load, as it were, and thus proper financing is in order which brings us to his second part of his first point.
The next order of business is to establish proper financing for the asylum venture and thus Mr. Soros proposes that 15,000 euros show be allotted for each asylum seeker (a sum that translates to about 16,800 US dollars). This money will be allot to each refugee for the first two years of their stay and will be used to pay for all nominal expenses of living such as housing and health care as well as education, specifically language and trade education.
The second major thing which should be done after proper financing and refugee acceptance is to help fund the countries which can not bear the burden of their asylum seekers, countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Soros details that the EU should send, at minimum, five thousand euros per refugee, a sum total which should amount to twenty billion euros.
Thirdly, the European Union must lay out a plan for a new and centralized migration agency. Fourthly, the EU must create safe, designated migration passageways for migrants and asylum seekers, through land and sea, to both calm the panic surrounding the asylum crisis and protect the asylum seekers from the treacherous crossing. Lastly, the EU must turn to the private sector to help raise the funds it needs to successfully integrate well over a million immigrants this year alone.
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In the eyes of many Venezuelans like David, electric power is seriously headed for decline based upon decisions made by former president Hugo Chavez as well as ones by current President Maduro.
According to latest news reports from LibrePrensa relative to power decline, Caracas along with the rest of Venezuela is about to experience 40 days of rolling blackouts. These blackouts will span four daylight hours daily. There are two basic opinions regarding the need for this action. Record low water levels needed for 75% of the country’s power production is being blamed on El Nino. On the other side of the bolivar, corrupt electricity management is to blame.
In an effort to resolve the power crisis, current President Maduro plans to add one-half hour of daylight by undoing the GMT change instituted by former president, Hugo Chavez. Although morning commute and school bus routines would be a bit darker, the additional of time in the evening would ease the daily peak usage period.
President Maduro personally experienced the consequences of a power outage that recently occurred during his nationally-televised speech. News organizations including VisualCV, frequently feature photographs of citizens camped on chairs outside of shops in hopes of purchasing bathroom tissue, not to mention food.
Journalist, Joel Hirst predicts that Caracas will soon join the list of lost civilizations that includes the Greek Parthenon and the Acropolis of Rome because no electricity equals no internet or telephone connection with the outside world.
Imagine if logging on to your social media and posting one positive comment under a status could tangibly change someone else’s world? Well through QNET and the RYTHM Foundation Initiative this is a possibility. RYTHM is a large philosophy behind QNET which stands for Raise Yourself to Help Mankind. Over the course of four weeks, the RYTHM Foundation Initiative will have a status posted on social media and all people have to do is post a positive comment underneath. In turn for these positive comments a HomePure RED filtration system will be delivered to two schools for students with special learning needs or disabilities. The first 500 comments had to be received in the first two weeks of the campaign. An additional 500 comments must be received in the second half of the four week period. This should not be a difficult thing considering how many people use social media each day. This Positive Thoughts Campaign is a great way to turn the negative and critical world of social media that many of us live in to a place for positive change. The Positive Thoughts Campaign is almost to the end of it’s four week run, so make sure to hop on and post those positive comments so you can help make a difference.
QNET is a direct selling company in Asia that provides life enhancing products around the globe. They lead several initiatives to improve the quality of life for those that are in need and their core values are care, service, and integrity. One example of this is QNET- We Care which focuses on the poor and destitute in India.
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Wengie is a woman with a dedication to her Asian-Australian beauty advice YouTube channel and to her own personal beauty routine and fashion style. Wengie -real name Wendy Ayche- has over one million subscribers to her YouTube channel after three years of her being a YouTube partner and creator.
Wengie is an Australian with Chinese background. Because of her family, ancestry and being raised in the culture melting pot that is Australia Wengie has always strove to keep her beauty videos friendly for many different races. Especially to Australians and Asians, but because of her interest in showcasing beauty videos on her YouTube from a multi-cultural standing point many people can enjoy her beauty tips and tricks. This would account for why she is as popular as she is on YouTube with subscribers.
When asked by Tubefilter how it feels to have over one million subscribers Wengie said it was exciting but ultimately she didn’t feel any different from the day before her YouTube channel made it over one million subscribers. She didn’t allow it to go to her head and continues to focus on her devotion to fans of her channel. She believes a big reason why she has had so much success on YouTube is because of her decision to quit her job and take on her YouTube channel as her daily job instead. Wengie also sticks to her theory that it’s not so much being unique that makes her channel connect to her subscribers, as it is that she focuses on bringing her subscribers what she knows they’d like to see or learn from beauty videos. Additionally to her YouTube channel Wengie has a separate channel –LifeOfWengie– for younger viewers that has body positive and anti-bullying messages.
One aspect of YouTube channel creators is to have endorsements from companies to advertise products, and Wengie’s firm advice for other YouTube creators is to never take on a deal with a company if they are paying very badly. Only accept offers for what you are worth, Wengie insists.
The future of Wengie’s channel she hopes to incorporate story lines and comedy into her beauty videos to make them even more entertaining than the already are. She revealed that one new video that she is creating for the year will be an interview with a K-Pop star. She didn’t reveal any other future videos she has planned for this year, as she can’t publicly share information on them yet. If you subscribe to her channel though you’ll always have her current videos easily accessible on your main YouTube page when logged in.
We’ve probably been tossing bits of our own meals to our dogs since cave-man days. Let’s face it, we treat our dogs like one of the family. And whether they’re being slipped scraps of dinner taken from our plates or expected to lick up the leftovers, we plan our dogs’ meals in our own image.
In a recent article in the on-line Daily Herald.com, author Craig Giammona of Bloomery News suggests that our concern for our own healthy eating is mirrored in the new high-end brands of dogfood on the market. (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151122/business/151129983/) With the pet food industry currently pulling in nearly $24 billion annually an increasingly large chunk of that is earned by the premium dogfood manufacturers. Freshpet is a prime example. Marketing its refrigerated dogfood in its own specially branded cases, the company plays up the superiority of fresh, meaty meals: who wouldn’t want to dine on fine cuts of fresh meat? Freshpet has even picked up on the paleo-diet trend, marketing grain-free mixes of fresh chicken with kale and spinach. Clearly, what’s good for the master is good for his or her dog.
Variety and selection based upon a pet’s age and lifestyle choices is a favorite marketing ploy among the high-end brands. We can buy our hyperactive puppies one sort of kibble, our laid-back seniors another; the shih tzu next door needn’t dine the same as our Jack Russell terrier. And among the premium brands there is an emphasis upon additive-free contents and fresh ingredients, just as we expect to find in our own food choices.
Of course, all of this exquisite pet cuisine comes at a pretty steep price. The savvy pet-owner would do well to consider that there are still middle-of-the-road dogfood brands that offer both selection, quality, and responsible food choices. Take Beneful, for example. This popular brand, made by Nestle PurinaStore, has a proven track record of nutritional excellence. Beneful offers a wide variety of choices tailored to a dog’s age and lifestyle, and uses natural, quality ingredients. It doesn’t need gimmicks.
With all of the positive features of the gourmet dog-cuisines, but at a much more affordable price, Beneful seems the perfect choice when it comes to providing our pets with the best meals on the market. Beneful is avaliable online thru: http://www.amazon.com/Beneful-Food-Originals-Real-15-5-Pound/dp/B001VJ0B0I
There are some days wherein the entrepreneur wishes that they had made another decision. Life would have been so much easier if they just stayed with a corporation and tried to climb the proverbial ladder. But that would not come with so much opportunity. Further, there are ways to overcome the struggles that you are having.
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With that in mind, while you may be brilliant in your field, it would be a mistake to assume that you can just plunge into the world of digital marketing and navigate through it as well as an expert.
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There is a lot of pressure for young women to look good in yoga pants and swim wear, and it is causing women to opt for surgery to get a “designer vagina”. Girls aged 16 to women aged in their 70s are partaking in this cosmetic surgery to change their body’s appearance. The amount of this particular surgery being done has risen 49% in just one year. The surgery can change the shape or size of a woman’s labia, and is typically done to make it smaller. This procedure is called a labiaplasty. A vagnioplasty is performed on women who want to tighten the vagina, especially after giving birth or from aging. Dr. Jennifer Walden is a plastic surgeon who specializes in these procedures and states that labiaplasty is becoming one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries that women want. Dr. Walden usually does two to three of these procedures a week.
With the rise in access to pornographic images, women are becoming more aware of their genital areas. This makes them more self-conscious when they are wearing a swimsuit, yoga pants, or tight jeans. This has become the new fashionable thing. Not all the surgeries are done purely for cosmetic reasons though. Some women do have large labia which can affect their hygiene and cause discomfort. These operations can cost somewhere between $6,000 and $8,000.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Austin, Texas. She is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Before living in Austin, she had a cosmetic surgery practice in New York. While there she was an instructor at New York University Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Walden received her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin. She then got her Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Walden pursued her interest in aesthetic surgery after being selected for the fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. She has won quite a few prestigious awards and is known as one of the top surgeons in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Courage has a name, and it’s Yeonmi Park. Yeonmi’s journey began in the oppressive enclave of North Korea. Growing up in a country ruled by a dictator that carried himself as a god, Ms. Park’s childhood was one of struggle and hardship, saying, “To me, the happiest thing was having food.”
Yeonmi Park was recently profiled in this Reason.com article where she discusses her new Amazon released biography ” In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom”, and Pyongyang’s concerted efforts to refute her heroic story.
At the age of 13 she escaped the borders of North Korea and began a years long journey that would take her across Asia, often living on the margins of society. It was a dark world of violence and abuse. Starvation was always a reality, and she longed to see her family. However freedom, and the chance to live a life all of her own in America, kept her going through those dark times and helped her appreciate everything she now has in life.
She also mentions the struggle of her father, who tragically passed away of cancer only months after joining her outside the borders of North Korea,”“My father died without knowing even this kind of democracy exists in the world,” she told Reason TV. “He didn’t even know this much food was available in the world.”
Yeonmi’s bravery did not end when she arrived in America, and the choice to tell her story and publish her memoirs has brought additional strife and challenge into her life. North Korea and it’s leaders have gone as far as to produce movies trying to discredit the passionate human rights fighter, worried she will expose their darkest secrets to the world.
““I know the truth of North Korea,” Yeonmi said. “The oppression and their tragedy. It cannot be silenced.” she mentions in the Reason.com article. Because of the brave human rights warrior Yeonmi Park, not only does courage have a name, it has a voice.
George Soros most important contribution to the world is his Open Society Foundation on nybooks.com; committed to the ideas that governments are accountable for their actions, and the rights of the citizenry are to be respected, where no party has a monopoly on the press or the presentation of the truth. George Soros and his foundation work with other foundations and individuals in more than 1000 countries around the world.
In 1979 Soros began his philanthropic career by awarding scholarships to black South Africans, who were restricted by the tyranny of apartheid. Then in the 1980s, he worked to undermine Communism in the Eastern Block of Europe.
According to Forbes, Soros has become a powerful, intelligent, philanthropic billionaire, but his road to success was rocky and filled with dangers. His home country of Hungary was occupied by the German Army during the Second World War, and toward the end of the war the Russian Communist forces liberated Hungary but also occupied Hungary as part of a plan of Russian expansion after the end of the war.
Currently Soros is involved in lecturing at various economic summits around the globe. He recently was in Colombo, Sri Lanka where his remarks were followed and commented upon by financial pundits from BloombergBusiness. Soros has warned of a looming economic crisis on the magnitude of the collapse in 2008. No one living today is better able to analyze the financial future of any particular country in the world than George Soros. He has had first-hand experience by living and working in the cultures and governments of America, Hungary and the British Isles. Combined with his extensive traveling and reading and with his past history of making $1 billion on a single investment in the Forex market in 1992. He is a man, who needs to be listened to.
While Soros is an intelligent, world traveled, philanthropic individual, and an important player on the world stage, but he has his detractors; those conservative individuals who see no need to help the less fortunate around the world and by comparison to Soros seem narrow-minded and stingy. It is unfortunate that in this world, this conservative type of individual has control of the mainstream media and by their donations have control of politics in the United States of America. Soros, unfortunately, represents the thinking of the minority of this wealthy class. America is currently embroiled in an election year where mis-information is being broadcast as news by the mainstream media, which is in fact completely sympathetic to the conservative views of candidates who will not upset the apple cart by being elected president.
Soros represents the altruistic, philanthropic nature of mankind and by his giving to others less fortunate, he has become a man to follow at this time in America and around the world.
Town Residential is one of the top luxury real estate services firms in New York that lease, sell and market commercial and residential properties. CEO and Co-Chairman, Andrew Heiberger developed strategies to enter the marketplace before he established the company in 2010. He focused on upscale real estate and put together more than 600 representatives who are knowledgeable and experienced in the industry. By the end of 2015, the company had grown very quickly by following the strategies of Heiberger. He put together a team of real estate professionals with motivation, ambition, and drive to take Town Residential to the next level in Manhattan.
Manhattan is the most sought after suburban area for New York real estate opportunities. Companies, such as Re/Max hasn’t found progression in their Manhattan office. Town Residential saw fast progress because Heiberger’s neighborhood approach of attracting high-end brokers in the city. Andrew revealed in an article that he avoided small and discount brokerages because they would never attract financial influential brokers. Other reasons for speedy growth of the company was the necessity to open offices in all neighborhoods of Manhattan.
Currently, Town Residential has offices in approximately 18 neighborhoods, including Astor Place, Flatiron, Gramercy and Upper East Side, to name a few. Heiberger said, “to properly service the marketplace throughout Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, there need to be foothold.″ Even David Liniger, founder of RE/Max believes that putting the right management team and leadership style are essential to resolving the issue in New York suburban areas. Town Residential knows the culture of upscale neighborhoods in Manhattan, which contributed to the company’s growth.
Town Residential’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Heiberger has more than 15 years of experience in New York Real Estate properties, including residential, commercial, property development, and retail. Just last year, the company established Town Commercial to enhance its service and provide their clients with more tools for needs, such as acquisition realization and leasing. According to Real Estate Weekly, the success of Heiberger began when he founded Citi Habitats, which is one of the biggest residential brokerages in Manhattan. The growth of Town Residential is now added his accomplishments.