Public Housing Good Enough for Venezuelan President

President Maduro spoke out against the National Assembly last week in support of thousands of Venezuelan protesters who are against the privatization of the housing projects in which they dwell.
The Great Venezuelan Housing Mission (GMVV) was originated during the last president’s term to offer housing to flood survivors and is now one of the pillars of President Maduros platform to help stave off the housing crisis. As it stands now according to David Osio the tenants of the housing project have permanent leasing of their residency, but are unable to sell their properties.

The National Assembly (AN) is attempting to make it possible for the residents of the apartments to sell their properties, which is causing turmoil for the residents of GMVV as they do not want to be pressured to sell. “More than a million houses would be in jeopardy to the financiers” says Osio

President Maduro was heard bragging to the press about the construction of the apartments, stating that he would soon be moving into one with his wife.

Fabletics on a New Online Fashion Site

Online news and fashion site Elite Daily has recently featured an article about Kate Hudson and the new line of trendy swimwear she’s created for her workout clothing line, Fabletics. (http://elitedaily.com/women/fabletics-swim-line/1447549/)

According to author Emily Arata, Kate Hudson’s fitness line has finally premiered its promised series of swimwear. Designed for all shapes and sizes from XXS to XXL, and inspired by its maker’s love of summer apparel and delight in tropical colors, the new swimwear has something to make every body type feel sexy and stylish.

The styles range from bikinis through one-pieces and tankinis, all in a range of gorgeous colors. The practical side has been seen to as well: the suits are all made from recycled materials and provided with UV protection.

There’s also a line of Kate Hudson summer dresses on the way. All are available at super prices through membership in the Fabletics online site.

Hudson founded her Fabletics company, a subsidiary of JustFab, to provide a more stylish alternative to brands like Nike, which tend to favor athletics over sexy and sweet in their designs.

In 2013 Fabletics opened its online membership site, featuring workout clothing such as yoga pants and leggings inspired by HudsonÕs philosophy that looking good can be a real motivation to keeping up our workout schedules. The new additions of swimwear and coordinated dresses give the Fabletics collection even greater dimension and appeal according to what is stated on their Twitter handle.

The Fabletics concept is similar to that of JustFab. When a customer signs up for membership, she is asked to complete a quiz designed to reveal her lifestyle and fashion preferences; in the case of Fabletics, she also explains her workout needs.

With this information in hand, the experts at Fabletics construct a personalized selection of outfits that they feel will appeal to the customer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabletics.

When the selection is presented to the customer each month, she has the option of selecting one or more of the featured articles in the curated collection at a discounted price, or can choose to skip that month’s purchase.

The outstanding features of this system are the selection and the price: for while Kate Hudson Fabletics apparel is available in other venues, it won’t be available at such great prices and personally selected to suit each customer’s taste and needs.

George Soros says European Union Needs to Borrow $125 Billion Immediately

George Soros recommends reestablishing the European Commission’s Multi annual Financial Framework to deal with the cost of the refugee crisis because of the amount of money that they can borrow on very attractive terms quickly, according to an article published on New York Review of Books. The alternative, George Soros says, is to pay out lots more money over many years while the problem continues to worsen. He also recommends this action because it only requires a political decision unlike other options that would require a new borrowing framework be created. George Soros believes that in order for the political leaders to take this bold move, they must be pushed in that direction by those supporting the refugees who are currently not letting political opinions know their opinions.

George was born in Hungary. He holds Hungarian and United States dual citizenship. In 1992, he short sold $10 billion on https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros United States in stock on Black Wednesday during the United Kingdom currency crisis netting him over $1 billion. He is one of the 30 richest people alive with a net worth of $24.9 billion. This graduate of the London School of Economics is the founder of the Open Society Foundation working to protect and promote human rights around the globe.

George Soros says that the European Commission’s Multiannual Financial Framework could rely on the European Financial Stabilization Mechanism and the European Stability Mechanism to borrow $125 billion immediately. He believes the majority of this money should be given as grants to Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece that are on the frontlines of the refugee crisis. He believes that the loans should then be repaid by levying special European Union-wide taxes on http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527. He says that the burden could further be shared by enacting a value added tax on gasoline or by enacting further taxes on people wanting to travel to a European country or on Visa applications.

He says that the alliance formed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Turkey is not a workable solution. The largest problem that George Soros sees with the asylum policy enacted in March 2016 is that the policy is extremely underfunded adding that the policy does not provide for a way for families to earn a living so that they can take care of their basic needs.

Secondly, it imposes countries take a certain number of refugees and gives refugees no choices in where they will ultimately live. Finally, it does not contain help for Greece who is currently receiving over 60,000 new refugees each month. These refugees are mainly coming to the Greek islands of Samos, Kos and Lesbos from Afghanistan and Syria.

He says that a plan must be put in place to help these refugees understand that they will have a chance to succeed if they follow the organized plan. Refugees that are willing to go to any country will receive faster placement than those who choose which country they want to ultimately settle in long term.

Laidlaw & Company: 170 Years Of Experience Working For You

Laidlaw & Company provides investment banking services and wealth management to clients in the United States and Europe through Laidlaw International. The firm’s headquarters is in New York City, however, Laidlaw & Company maintains offices in several major U.S. cities and in London. Their clients include corporations, institutions and wealthy individuals who appreciate the firm’s 170 years of experience in the financial sector.

Laidlaw & Company  according to a PR Newswire study was established in 1842, under the name Heran & Lees, as a commission merchant house. As their services evolved, the SEC registered firm changed its name to LaidLaw & Company and joined the New York Stock Exchange in 1878. By the middle of the twentieth century, Laidlaw & Company is firmly established as a securities brokerage offering asset management and investment banking services. Laidlaw & Company recently announced that the London office is expanding; two new team members in the Wealth Management division will serve current and future clients.

The firm’s investment banking services include raising capital through a variety of methods, including placing equity and debts with investors and acquisition financing. Laidlaw also offers advice to clients on acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, including joint partnerships. Wealth management services include investment advice, portfolio management and financial planning.

 

 

University of Sydney Enlisting Wikipedia as Part of the Curriculum

For those still finishing their academic life the use of Wikipedia for a source material for a paper is generally considered off-limits. While it’s a great place to read up on the entirety of what it is that you need to write on, citing it as a source is not accepted by most major universities. However, there is one university that has taken the opposite approach, the University of Sydney. While most U.S. universities are assigning papers with primary and secondary sources the University of Sydney sees that leveraging the mass readership on Wikipedia is a better feedback system then the traditional teacher leaving specific notes and comments. Therefore the university has decided to let their students make a Wikipedia page rather than write term papers.

The Chair of the English Department at the University of Sydney noticed that some students didn’t even bother to pick up their corrected papers to read the comments and suggestions that the professors had made while grading the papers. Dr. Rebecca Johinke stated, “We don’t want to waste our time writing long-winded comments that may not ever be read and instead want to provide useful feedback that students understand and appreciate.” “That feedback doesn’t always need to come from their teacher, but it can and should also come from their peers and others. There is value in having an audience of more than one.” Wikipedia being the 7th most visited site on the internet can certainly provide her students with that opportunity.

However, if writing a paper the traditional way is too difficult, learning the submission rules and guidelines for Wikipedia submission is yet another full-time education. Wikipedia requires formatting and syntax in exact specifications in order for a page to be published or edited. This is why there is an increase in the number of Wiki editors for hire available. Get Your Wiki is one of the better choices for consumers to make when deciding to hire Wiki experts. Their Wikipedia writing company will do a complete write-up and verify the information in order to do Wikipedia business page creation that is executed for submission and publication to Wikipedia. Having one’s own name or business found on an authority site such as Wikipedia can gain instant credibility with prospective employers or customers.

Because all the information in a published Wikipedia page is verified, prospects can rest assured once they read about a business that what they are reading on Wikipedia is true because there are Wikipedia editors that will update a Wikipedia page any time the information is inaccurate or out of date. Currently, Wikipedia reached 500 million unique visitors and 18 billion page views every month. No other site can boast those sorts of numbers, so clients building their own pages have the opportunity to be seen billions of times every month. Using a service to hire Wiki editors to ensure your pages are published, such as Get Your Wiki can place one’s business in the esteemed company of major corporations already outlined on Wikipedia.

Securus Technologies National Survey

Securus Technologies is one of the leading companies that provide criminal and civil justice technology solutions to public safety, correction, investigation and monitoring facilities. The company has made a lot of progress since it was started many years ago, and this has made it be recognized in many platforms in the country.

Just recently, the institution announced the results of a certain national survey that was conducted in the company’s state of the art technology facility. According to the survey that is believed to have followed all the right procedures, more than half of all the correctional facilities have been focusing on updating their technology and also expanding the services they offer in the year 2016. The main aim of the change is to make sure that there are more productivity, inmate satisfaction, and even profitability with their inmate phone calls systems.

The national survey had more shocking revelations too. A bigger 56% of the institutions revealed that they were planning to update the technology they were currently using. Another fifty-five percent claimed that expanding the services in their facilities was an important and key strategy in the New Year. A little percentage of 15 claimed cutting costs was their main goal of success as the year progressed. The respondents were being allowed to choose more than one answer to the questions asked during the survey.

In the recent past, most budgets from the facilities have been under pressure, and this made the leaders of the facilities to be focused on improving the productivity, safety and even the success of the correctional facilities. According to Richard Smith, the Chief Executive Officer for Securus Technologies, this has been the trend in the year 2016. He, however, promises that there is some good news to rejoice about. According to the CEO, the research had clearly indicated that there are good opportunities for the agencies and they could automate their operations, and this was a good way freeing up the operational cost in the correctional facilities, and this would in return improve the inmate satisfaction.

Securus is a leader in communication facilities in most correctional institutions based in America. Securus is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and it has expanded its services in the recent past. The company has proven to be one of the best in the industry, especially after introducing facilities like video communication for the inmates and their loved ones. The company also has a technology center that is also out of this world that ensures that the needs of all the clients are met.

Securus Technologies is not partnered with the health supplement used for pain relief and to null anxiety called Securus nor is it a part of the site Securus America.

DeVos, Lauderdale Cup Winner

A very happy Dick DeVos won both the Melges 32 Lauderdale Cup and the Melges 32 Blue Water Series on April 3, 2016. The winds in Fort Lauderdale were approaching 15 knots for the final races. Dick DeVos was humble and gave credit to everyone who competed over the weekend as well as amazing group on his boat, the Volpe team of tactician Mark Mendelblatt, Scott Nixon, Sam Rogers, Drew Weirda, Peter Kinney, Erika Reineke and Mike Hill. DeVos is pleased with the win and is looking forward to sailing in Newport over the summer at both the Nationals and Worlds.

So proud of our team on Volpe! It’s humbling to have sailed with so many talented and formidable teams this weekend at the Melges 32 Blue Water Series. Congratulations to all who participated!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Monday, April 4, 2016

Dick DeVos excels at the sport of racing, but his most impressive pursuits are done through his foundation. The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation launched in 1989 to allow Dick and Betsy the ability to give to their focus areas in the way that their parents and faith have guided them to give. The Foundation focuses on education, community, arts, justice, and leadership. Each year the foundation receives nearly 500 requests for funding that are reviewed by the trustees each quarter.

DeVos has participated in many impressive projects as a community leader and activist for education rights. He was a chair and co/chair for many Grand Rapids downtown revitalization projects. DeVos began the Education Freedom Fund which has given scholarships to more than 4,000 underprivileged children in Michigan. DeVos has also served on the State Board of Education and ran as the Republican candidate for Governor of Michigan in 2006.

SKOUT and Laughter, a Powerful Mix

Laughter is the best medicine, we say, and Plato said that even the gods love jokes. But, apparently, laughter can help you make more friends.

SKOUT the largest global platform for meeting new people, examined its members’ profiles and found that those who share a photo of themselves laughing are favorited a whopping 404% more than the average user, and they make 324% more connections. This would be a hilarious set of statistics if it weren’t so amazing.

Laugh and the whole world of social media laughs with you.

Christian Wiklund, SKOUT’s CEO said, “It was surprising for us to see the impact laughter has in a photograph.”

Other SKOUT studies reveal more amusing and instructive things about ourselves. Most people view themselves as funny (75%). And hardly anyone prefers laughing alone. 94% of us enjoy making others laugh and those who employ slapstick get the biggest kick out of causing laughter.

Potty humor is not to be pooh-poohed as practical jokers who excel in the brand are the most likely to have five or more close friends. Least likely to have close friends are the sarcastic and those who put themselves down in their jokes. Apparently, defecation is funnier than deprecation.

How do clowns fare? Not well. 30% of people surveyed are afraid of clowns, a bad sign for a creature whose soul purpose is to make people laugh.

Women who participated in the survey revealed some of the most interesting insights. Ladies love to laugh. No wonder most women’s dating profiles contain the phrase “Must have a good sense of humor.” The survey revealed that the comedy genre trumped all other genre’s among women surveyed, 26% of women preferring comedy, 23% preferring action and adventure, 21% preferring horror, while only 18% prefer romantic films. It seems that chick flicks are comedies.

SKOUT conducted its survey March 11-17 of this year, just in time to release its results for National Humor Month. The survey is packed with statistics. To see more of them, check out the SKOUT Blog.

To download SKOUT visit www.skout.com or get the mobile app.

The original story appeared here.
www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/its-national-humor-month-skout-reveals-the-power-of-laughter-in-your-profile-photo-300244539.html

Results Of FreedomPop Expansion In The UK

News About FreedomPop’s Expansion Efforts

If you are staying up to date on the latest and greatest phone service carriers on the market, then you should already be familiar with the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) called FreedomPop. This company is not like any other MVNO because they are dedicated to providing a free service to consumers instead of jacking up the price for existing consumers. Paying a phone bill can be a hassle, so FreedomPop founders thought they would solve this issue for so many people by developing their program that gives free usage to everyone in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The reason that FreedomPop is so successful is because they satisfy the needs of a wide variety of consumers who want to use a phone service without paying a fortune. They have a free plan that can be paired with a user’s existing wireless plan in order to help that user avoid getting high overage charges from their provider. They are now available in the UK after being so successful in the US. This is the first international expansion that FreedomPop has encountered so far, and the results seem to be going well so far.

FreedomPop Interviewed By RCR Wireless

One of the co-founders and the CEO of FreedomPop recently sat down for an interview with RCR Wireless for their weekly video segment called Carrier Wrap. The segment covers some of the latest news in the phone service industry. RCR Wireless decided to interview this MVNO about their latest expansion efforts since the company has recently launched in an international market. The CEO gave results that the turnover rate for free members in the UK upgrading is rising close to what it is in the US. The interview is linked here.

Steve Murray’s Legacy Will Still Remain In The Life Of CCMP Capital

CCMP Capital will not forget the impact that Steve Murray had in the company despite his demise. The firms acting president Breneman and its chairperson even recall how a business enthusiast Steve was. He was in his reference a terrific investor and also a great deal maker. Before his leaving the company he had made deals with numerous companies like Octagon Credit Investors and Crestcom International through sitting on the company’s board. CCMP Capital is sad about the passing of their hero Steve Murray and passes its condolences to the family of Steve Murray, who Murray loved and appreciated very much. Greg says that Steve has been very useful especially due to his private equity career path that he has been at all his entire career life. Apparently, Murray has had a great contribution to the firm even to its predecessors.

Steve Murray was the co- founder of CCMP capital alongside JP Morgan. He left the company after having health related complications one month before he passed on. Murray passed on at the age of 53 years according to wall street journal,  leaving his four children and wife. Murray’s career path has all through been in private equities, his first company to work with manufactured Hanover Corporation. Murray studied a degree in economics from Boston College and in 1989 he earned his master in business administration from Columbia business school. He was also an active board member of the Boston College and a great philanthropist. He participated in the council of the make a wish foundation an organization situated in metro New York, Murray’s legacy will remain in the life of CCMP Capital.

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital is a famous firm known globally for dealing with private equities. As of now over $16 billion is under its management since its establishment in 1984. CCMP Capital success is due to the strong partnerships it has had from the likes of Chemical Ventures, Chase Capital, Manufacturers Hanover/JP Morgan and other partners. The firm established its own independence in 2006 when JP Morgan bought it. Steve Murray and JP Morgan cofounded CCMP Capital and before then it was famously known as Chase capital ventures. CCMP capitals continue to dominate the global market of private equities especially due to the heritage of the firm, a strong team of management, sole proprietary resources and deep industrial expertise.

The firm’s major ventures include consumers, industry, health care and chemicals.Stephen Murray CMMP Capital is the world class investment partner manned by the long time industry experience. The firm stability is a lifetime one thanks the strong foundational backgrounds from great leaders with great legacies. Steve Murray left the firm in a good state to bring more investors on board and help maintain the power of CCMP Capital in the private equity industry globally. All staffs at CCMP Capital send their condolences to Murray’s family.