Monthly Archives: May 2016

Drought May Be Over For Venezuela

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For the past month according to reports from El Venezolano, President Maduro made workers go to work only on Mondays and Tuesdays. He followed that up with four-hour blackouts each day. The president claims that the water level is presently at the lowest operating level it has been in a long time. People had to be vigilant about their hair dryer usage. The president had the time set a half an hour ahead in order to provide more daylight hours in the evening. The reason for the electricity shortage has been credited to the drought, soon to be over. Usually, the dry season lasts from December through March. They are now entering their rainy season. According the Venezuelan meteorologist, Rob Miller, the weather patterns suggest that in the next two weeks, the country should be having daily showers and thunder storms. By the end of 2016, the rain should be abundant enough to restore hydroelectricity to the country.
Since 2013, levels of the rainfall has been 25 of the normal level needed to sustain life. Even though expert Osio believes that the problems Venezuela has been having are due to poor managing, President Maduro blames the problem on El Niño. El Niño is only part of the problem facing Venezuela. El Niño causes the wind storms to lessen the amount of daily bouts of thunder that usually happen in the country, thus lessening the daily rainfall and making it difficult to sustain hydroelectric power.

Fabletics, Athleisure Wear And Kate Hudson All Add Up To Fab!

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We live in modern times, especially when it come to an active lifestyle for women. That means we want gorgeous pieces that hug our bodies, but also remain comfortable and casually chic. Actress Kate Hudson comes to mind, and yeah, we’d all love to look exactly like her. She’s fit and fashionable and busy with two impressionable, young boys.

Now we can all dress like Kate Hudson, thanks to her collaboration with the Fabletics company she co-founded. It’s an exciting online subscription fashion retailer that offers amazing athleisure wear style at affordable prices. When you sign up to become a VIP member, you also get cool offers and incentives, along with free shipping and returns with new collections released every first of the month.

Not only does Fabletics feature their famous leggings, joggers, tops and tanks, but there’s a great new line of athleisure dresses. These super stylish pieces can take a gal from the boardroom to dinner and a date in the evening. Fabletics’ athleisure dresses have changed the game, because comfort and glamour have merged together. The company even offers a little black dress that stretches in all the right places, but is soft and so comfy, without the stiff bandage style so many women force themselves into again and again.

Athleisure wear has become a big deal in the United States alone, as cited in a piece by CBSNews.com. Active wear is even beating denim when it comes to sales.
Read more: Dressing down: The rise of athleisure

Kate Hudson truly defines herself in this Hudson interview about the brand she helped co-found, because each piece offers the buyer comfortably chic clothing. The gorgeous actress is always looking relaxed and attractive in everything she wears. Women see Kate Hudson as a real person beyond the star status; she is relatable and accessible. We all want to look like her and walk around in stylish, affordable clothing.

Fabletics company has recently launched an athleisure dresses line that is stunning, very wearable 24/7 and made of beautiful fabric, textures and patterns. The lovely collection on http://www.racked.com/2016/2/15/10995348/fabletics-stores-kate-hudson ranges from strappy styles to maxis and a few cute rompers. These are all so very Kate Hudson!

Charles Koch considers Hilary and Warns Donald Trump

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Donald Trump has been making a lot of waves when it came to politics. However, the Koch family, particularly Charles Koch was not very impressed with Donald Trump. Donald Trumo and Charles Koch have had run-ins in which Donald Trump has made some remarks that have made Koch want to consider backing a candidate outside of the Republican party. This shows that Donald Trump is doing things that other republicans may not agree with. Charles Koch himself has been involved with trying to bring America into a better state economically. Charles Koch has been involved in political and financial affairs since the 70s.

The important thing to know about the Koch family is what they stand for. Charles Koch is one person that likes to look at the benefits of any proposals both short and long term. The most important aspect of a proposal to him is the potential long term effect. Often times, he understands that a lot of things that are meant for good often turn out to be bad in the long term. For this reason, he often looks to alternate solutions that are beneficial to everyone for years to come.

Among the solutions he thinks about include helping people build their own businesses as well as helping people become independent. For this reason, he is not the biggest fan of the welfare program. He believes it just makes people more dependent. One philosophy he believes is while giving a man a fish could allow him to eat for a day, teaching him how to fish could allow him to eat for life. He inspires people to create their own opportunities through creativity and other means. Koch is currently looking for candidates to back for the next presidential term. As of right now, he is trying to come to an understanding about Trump.

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/charles-kochs-warning-1462400425

Eric Pulier Built a Career in Technology

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The technology world has been the place where many brilliant people have made their fortune. This has especially been the case during the past 20 years. Eric Pulier is a member of that very elite group. He is regarded as one of the most significant entrepreneurs in terms of being able to start successful technology companies. It was the state of New Jersey where Pulier spent his youth. He did not have much access to any computers when he was a kid. He has stated in many interviews that he never would have imagined that technology would be the field he would eventually have a successful career in. He has also attributed much of his success to being in the right place at the right time. However, Pulier is modest to a fault. He has a brilliant business mind with a knack for knowing which way the wind is blowing in the technology industry. This has enabled him to create companies that satisfy the public’s demand for a specific service.

An English literature degree was obtained by Pulier from Harvard. However, that is a degree that he would never put to use. He was at a crossroads after he graduated from college. He originally thought that he wanted to become an English literature professor. After all, that is one of the few jobs that an English literature degree can qualify you for. However, he found that he was in very high demand. The large amount of job choices that were presented to Pulier made him seriously rethink his career plans. He found that the idea of building startup companies was quite appealing to him. This was definitely the right move because Pulier would eventually go on to create a number of very successful and respected tech companies.

This success as an entrepreneur opened the door to another unexpected source of income. Pulier became a public speaker who was sought after by a wide variety of tech firms and universities. He commands large speaking fees and has made a large percentage of his income from giving speeches for the past decade.

John Goullet as the Principal, DIVERSANT LLC

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DIVERSANT LLC is America’s largest IT staffing and solutions firm that is owned by African Americans. Entrepreneur Gene Waddy is the Chief Executive officer. The company is a perfect example of Gene’s determination to help other people. The company has really grown over the years and has been listed among the fastest growing 500 fortune companies. Gene is a member of the first African-American fraternity (Alpha Phi Alpha) and is actively involved in community service. He trains minority youth on how they can use technology to improve their careers and their standards of living. He believes that everyone can achieve his dreams.

Jim Yoshimura is the Chief Operations Officer of DIVERSANT LLC and has over three decades experience of consulting and industry experience. His leadership skills and strategies ensure that the organization grows and runs smoothly. Jim was the national IT head at Kelly services before he joined DIVERSANT LLC. He also held the position of senior vice president for Experis. An Advisory Board was created by DIVERSANT in a bid to gain from senior executives who were not involved in the running of the firm. These are business and industry leaders and their main function is to provide advice to ensure successful daily operation. The board meets with DIVERSANT top management regularly to review the company’s performance.

The Principal of DIVERSANT is John Goullet. He is a successful entrepreneur in the IT sector. He began his career as an IT consultant and then in 1994 he joined IT staffing. John analyzed the emerging market trends and founded Info Technologies. This was an IT staffing company that specialized in providing solutions to Fortune 500 companies across the nation. Five years later, the firm had earned an eighth position on Inc. magazine’s list of 500 fastest growing private firms in America. Info Technologies and DIVERSANT Inc merged in 2010 to form DIVERSANT LLC. John became the principal and in this capacity he continues to look for ways in which he can provide IT solutions.

John’s success as an entrepreneur is attributed to his intelligence in analyzing the IT market and the IT staffing needs of the clients. He can the meet the needs of the clients effectively. He is also the chairman of DIVERSANT LLC. Mr. Goullet has also worked in the following firms;
 Computer Sciences Corp in Lyndhurst, Nj (1981-83)
 The Constell Group, Piscataway, Nj (1983-86)
 3rd Information Services, Bridgewater, Nj (1986-87)
 Tsr Consultants, Island, Nj (1987-90)
 Cap Gemini America, Edison, Nj (1990-94).

What Handy Represents for So Many Customers During Spring

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Handy is a cleaning company that has evolved over the years into so much more than just a cleaning organization. This is the type of company that has went on a hiring spree to hire more people because the services have expanded to so much more than cleaning. Painters, plumbers, electricians and cleaners have all come on board in order to give customers an array of services to consider. When spring time rolls around I make sure that I book appointments for several of the services.

One thing that Handy has started doing is assemble furniture. I have taken to this. It has become something that is quite popular during the spring because a lot of people like myself will change their furniture. I throw away a lot of stuff during the spring season, and I have found that new furniture is needed sometimes.

I also make sure that I get this crew out for things like dusting. I have seen the way that the Handy handles things like dusting and wiping down appliances, and I think that this is a great service that the company provides. I like to get my appliances wiped down because it makes me feel like every aspect of the kitchen is clean. I hate to wash dishes and mop the floors and still have a dusty refrigerator or a dirty stove. That is what guests will focus on more. Even if you have cleaned everything else, they will still look at the things that are not clean.

Handy has certainly become one of the organizations that has gotten a lot of critical acclaim for stellar cleaning services. Millions of people use this company to clean, and I consider myself fortunate to live in an area where Handy has contractors that are available. I think that this company will eventually have workers in all 50 states. I see this happening because there is such an overwhelming amount of growth. People are impressed with what this company is able to do. I am also impressed even though I know about the services Handy contractors provide.

Additional Links on Handy:

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/handybook

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handy.handy.prod&hl=en

James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management Positions As Per 13F Filings

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Highland Capital is a Dallas-based investment management company. The firm manages assets worth more than $15 billion. Over the years, the company has emerged as one of the most experienced alternative credit management in global platforms. Highland capital is renowned for expertise strategies in credit hedge fund, distressed and specialized private equity, collateralized loan obligations, and distinct accounts. The firm has position itself as the destination for alternative investment, which includes long and short equities, emerging markets, and natural assets such as timber and minerals.

Highland Capital filed 13F, which publicly disclose the firm portfolio valued at $3.42 billion, a $1.49 billion decline from previous year. The firm reduced some of its stakes in Anthenahealth Inc by 83.13 %, Ishares Tr (Put) (IWM) by 52.05%, and American Airls Group Inc (AAL) by 56.11%. The firm also slashed its stakes in American Express Co (Call) (AXP) by 17.54%, Anadarko Pete Corp (APC) by 76.75%, and Nrg Energy Inc (NRG) by 20.76%.

On the other hand, the firm bought new stocks in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr for $67.07 million, Amazon Com Inc for $23.35 million, Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc for $17.73 million, Danaher Corp Del for $17.24 million, and Intra Cellular Therapies Inc for $15.90 million.

Highland Capital also lifted its holding in American Airls Group Inc (Call) (AAL) by 60% to $204.25 million, Patterson Companies Inc (PDCO) by 16% to $87.91 million, and Kinder Morgan Inc Del by 173% to $5.38 million.

The firm was founded back in 1993, by James Dondero along with his investment partner Mark Okada. Currently, Dondero serve as the president of Highland Capital and he oversees investment operation and policies for the firm. He features extensive experience in credit markets that span over three decades. He is among the first pioneers of Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLO), this has further earned Dondero recognition in global platforms. In recognition of his effort and expertise in the industry, Dondero has been awarded various international awards including the Floating Rate Opportunities’ Lipper Award and the Morningstar’s five-star title for Global Allocation.

Dondero had also served as Chief Investment Officer at GIC, a subsidiary of Protective Life Insurance. Just within five years of operation, he helps the company grow from inception to over $2 billion. His vast experience has seen Dondero appointed as the chairperson of NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical Corporation. He also sits on the Board of Directors of American Banknotes and MGM Studios among other companies.

Follow James on Twitter and LinkedIn today!

Source: http://www.franklinindependent.com/highland-capital-management-lp-decreased-stake-in-athenahealth-inc-nasdaqathn-by-10-90-million-as-shares-declined/

If you want that alternative to swiping, Skout has you covered!

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Tinder was one of the first ‘dating’ social networks, (using the term loosely), to really exist on a large mobile scale. Following that now with much more heat in a fraction of the time is Skout, a company that has now been around for a few years. It has WELL over one hundred million downloads, and is one of the most active apps on the play / apple store to date. As far as social networks go, it puts the total number of users headed somewhere in the direction of Twitter and Facebook, although they are still most definitely not in the same ballpark.

And they won’t be — but Skout’s numbers when viewed from the side of a dating site are actually pretty astronomical. The platform basically brought ease to the process of finding other individuals who are looking for the same type of interaction, instead of having to pain yourself with making a profile, filling out all the fields, and all of the unattractive old-age stuff that followed the cliché of ‘online dating’. The technology that Skout is deploying to keep things new and exciting for the age that CRAVES such is impeccable — probably the reason that it’s ranking higher than most all of its competitors right now.

As they continue to add more features for people to use and improve upon the ones that they already have, we can expect to see a steady growth and soft cap of around one billion downloads within the next few years. The reviews on both app stores are pretty good, averaging anywhere from 3.5 to 4 stars across the board. Skout can be used by pretty much anyone, but is considered to be a dating network more than anything.

Learn more:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-dunn/women-in-business-portia_b_7168318.html

 

The President Of U.S. Money Reserve, Philip Diehl, Is Interviewed By Eric Dye Of Enterprise Radio

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Recently, CBS19’s Eric Dye interviewed Philip Diehl. The current president of the U.S. Money Reserve has appeared in many media stations where he has deliberated on several topics. Through the radio program, small business owners, entrepreneurs and executives share their up-to-the-minute experiences, strategies, creation, services and products.

During the interview, Philip discussed about his leadership background, the future of the gold market and the sound customer service at U.S. Money Reserve. The former U.S. Mint Director is considered as one of the most accomplished Mint Directors. Philip is recognized for successful programs such as the 50 states quarter program besides minting the first platinum coin.

Philip recalls his transformation success story at the U.S. Mint.

According to Philip, his management was able to turn the agency into a successful entrepreneurial company. In addition, he enhanced customer service, which saw the Mint register impressive results in terms of customer satisfaction. Since he took up the leadership at U.S. Money Reserve, Philip has played an instrumental role in augmenting customer satisfaction. He has also made the Reserve to be one the largest distributor of government-issued coins, bars and precious metal bullion in the United States.

The company has an innovative IRA program. The program ensures that consumers can own physical gold, which may serve as wealth protection during retirement. A customer may also benefit from increases in the gold prices. Philip posits that customers should consider choosing U.S. minted gold, platinum coins and silver. Learn more about US Money Reserve:  https://www.youtube.com/user/usmrwebvideos

This is because they are legal tender considering that they have the backing of the U.S. government. Customers are guaranteed of purity, weight and gold content when they choose U.S. minted gold coins. With the anticipation in market volatility, gold prices are expected to increase.

About U.S. Money Reserve

U.S. Money Reserve was founded in 2001. The company is based in Austin. Texas. As part of giving back to the community, the company raised over $3k for Blue Santa, which is Austin Police Department’s Operation. Consumers should feel free to diversify their assets by purchasing physical precious metal in the form of silver coins and U.S. gold.
The Business Consumer Alliance has awarded the company with the highest ratings of AAA.

The company received the award owing to its trustworthiness and ethical practices. U.S. Money Reserve’s goal is to have a long-term relationship with each client. Trust the company to offer you with a variety of services given its skilled team of professionals.

The company has recruited the services of experienced account executives, numismatic expert as well as inventory and customer relations professionals. In addition, the U.S. Money Reserve enlisted the services of coin research experts, order verification professionals, compliance and standards personnel as well as vault and shipping staff.

Read more:

US Money Reserve | LinkedIn
US Money Reserve | CrunchBase

 

Ken Goodrich from Goettl Awards Nick Hughes with the Post 9/11 Veterans Tools Award

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Veteran soldiers who have left the military find it difficult to conform or fit in the civilian life. This is because military life is different from civilian life. A similar case happened to Nick Hughes, a veteran of the US Navy. After leaving the Navy, he had trouble in identifying the career path that suited him. Luckily, Goettl was able to help!

Later on, Hughes joined the College of Southern Nevada to undertake an applied science majoring in the air conditioning technology program, which was to take him two years. In a couple of weeks, Hughes will graduate from the College as a professional in air condition technology as well as the official recipient of the second Post 9/11 Veterans Tools Award. Ken Goodrich, the Goettl Air Conditioning owner, is the sponsor of the Award.

The Post 9/11 Veterans Tools Award comprises of air conditioning tools, which are valued at $1000.The Award is expected to facilitate Hughes in his career endeavors, especially after graduating from college. For a span of about seven years, Hughes was a Navy cook before leaving. He revealed that to begin a career in air conditioning service, one requires money to procure the numerous tools required for this line of work since they are highly expensive.

The Chairperson of the applied science department in the Southern Nevada College, Dennis Soukup, asserted that the Award came to be through a collaboration between him and Goodrich. He added that after completing his studies in air conditioning technology, he only had bolts, nuts and screwdrivers. He could not manage to procure the recommended tools that Hughes received.

Goettl Air Conditioning

Adam and Gust Goettl initially started the company in 1939.Later in 2013, Ken Goodrich bought the company and has managed to spearhead the operations of the company ever since. The company deals with dual fuel AC systems,and Evaporative (Swamp) coolers. In addition, the company has branches in Tucson, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. The information can be obtained from http://www.goettl.com/phoenix-air-conditioning

The Original information was reported on PRNewswire