Why George Soros is funding the Democrats

George Soros came into the limelight during the 2004 elections in the US. The billionaire investor spent over $27 million, trying to make sure that George W. Bush didn’t get into office. He spent this cash on Bush’s opponents at http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267. Many thought that he wouldn’t reemerge after this. Contrary to this, Soros has reemerged. The billionaire has pledged over $25 million to fund Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The funds are to be used to also fund other Democratic candidates. Sources close to him indicate that Soros may give more as the countdown to Election Day keeps going.

The 85-year-old was expected to appear at the Democratic Convention, something he hasn’t done before.  Soros, however, canceled this trip. An associate of his says that the trip was canceled because George Soros wanted to monitor Europe’s economic situation closely, since he had gone back to active trading.

Those close to Soros, however, have seemingly noted a strong revival in his engagement with politics. This is evident as Soros hadn’t been politically active for quite a long time. What seems to motivate him is the strong faith he has on the Democrat candidate. His dislike for Trump also seems to be another motivating factor. George Soros is known to have compared Trump’s work to that of ISIS, since Trump works by stoking fears.

Michael Vachon, Soros’ official political advisor, seems to agree with this. He states that although his boss has been known to contribute to Democratic causes consistently, the donations have been exponentially high this time. He goes on to explain that the donations even began before Trump was selected as the Republicans’ candidate on opensocietyfoundations.org. This is because of the difference in ideologies that Soros and the republicans had. The issues that the republicans brought forth seem to have contradicted what Soros was standing for. The immigration reform and religious tolerance are just but a few of such ideologies.

This move by Soros has seen other significant donors contribute to Clinton’s campaign on Forbes. Tom Steyer, an environmentalist from San Francisco, pumped in over $30 million. Don Sussman, the founder of the New York hedge, has made contributions that total to $13.2 million for various purposes. Media personalities, Fred Eychaner and Haim Saban, have donated a total of over $20 million to the campaigns.

Adam Milstein Vows to Continue His Philanthropic Work after Prestigious Recognition from the Jerusalem Post

Adam Milstein, a Jewish-American real estate investor, has been included in Jerusalem Post’s 50 most influential Jewish Figures. The list was compiled from global Jewish figures whose efforts made a positive impact globally in the last one year and can potentially effect change for years to come.

At number 39, Adam Milstein was recognized for his leadership endeavors as chairman and co-founder of Israeli-American Council. He is also a prominent activist, philanthropist, and leader in numerous Jewish organizations.

Milstein said that he was humbled by the recognition from Jerusalem Post and that he was honored to have been selected alongside other remarkable Jewish leaders. He added that he was grateful to his wife, the IAC, and all the other organizations he has partnered with over the past years.

Adam Milstein is a co-founder of Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which safeguards and strengthens the Jewish state and people by igniting national pride in younger generations. It provides pro-Israel Americans with much-needed knowledge and expertise required to advocate for Jewish rights and strengthen the US – Israel alliance. Adam said that his foundation would continue to support projects that empower the Jewish community.

Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein is a U.S. businessman, real estate investor, community leader, and philanthropist of Jewish origin. He was raised in Israel and served in the IDF during the Yom Kippur War. He later attended Technion and graduated in 1978. After migrating to the United States with his wife, Gila Milstein, Adam got his MBA from USC.

Today, Adam Milstein is one of the managing partners of Hager Pacific Properties, a private real estate firm. He is also active in numerous philanthropic causes. He is the National Chairman of Israeli-American Council in charge of the organization’s expansion strategy. Adam serves as a board member of numerous organizations including Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, Jewish Funders Network, AIPAC National Council, Israel on Campus Coalition, and AISH Los Angeles.

The Success of Jason Halpern

Of the many real estate developers, investors, as well as agents within this competitive industry, one individual in particular that stands out within real estate is Jason Halpern, an expert within the real estate industry and a well respected developer who has worked hard in developing his real estate firm that has helped his loyal clients in finding the perfect spot that has fit their exact needs. Jason Halpern is specifically the proud owner as well as the proud current partner of a real estate developing firm that is known as JMH Development, a real estate developing firm that is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to please the clients of the firm. This real estate development firm specializes in large scale projects for both residential areas as well as for commercial projects. When it comes to dedication and to hard working, the efforts of Jason Halpern are efforts that cannot be matched by any other individual within the real estate industry.

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What sets this company apart from other real estate developing companies across the United States is the fact that this company specifically caters to innovation and constantly looks for ways to create a new property that has a high market value and that is set a part from any other real estate property. Currently, this company specializes in creating unique properties in areas such as Manhattan, Brooklyn, as well as within Miami Beach.  With this in mind, the fact that JMH Development continues to grow within these competitive regions is a testament to the integrity as well as the excellent services that this company offers.

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JMH Development stands out to the clients that wish to find and to build property due to the fact that they truly feel like partners of the company and not like clients. At JMH Development, individuals have given excellent reviews to the management of this firm because they feel as though they are truly listened to and feel as though they receive quality and unique treatment.

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jason halpern

What makes Jason Halpern a unique individual is the fact that he is a third generation real estate developer who knew the business even bore entering a formal system of education. Jason Halpern knows how to grow a business and knows how to please the clients who are loyal to his company. With a passion for building and for creating homes in historical districts, this individual is able to preserve history while combining it with modernization.

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Handy Home Cleaning Discovers Growth In Profits

Handy co-founders Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua had a bumpy 2016. Through the end of 2015 business startups had been hyper focused on pursuing growth over profit, pushing entrepreneurs to build and expand as investors happily funneled money into their burgeoning businesses. Under this funding model growth and market share reigned supreme, encouraging companies to spend their way to the top of their prospective markets, but 2016 saw the bubble of never-ending funds burst, leaving companies to focus more on profit as the driving force behind the creation of their businesses.

The realization that higher customer density was necessary to improve the financial stability of the company came shortly after Homejoy, their biggest competitor in the on-demand house cleaning industry, folded, leaving Handy as the only real player in the industry. The change in their funding model forced the company to focus on improving their business in their current markets and the lack of competition gave them room to stumble without another company swooping in to take over their customer base. Handy was able to focus on providing exceptional NYC home cleaning service and reducing expenses, putting them in a position to grow their business the old-fashioned way – through referrals from happy customers. Handy isn’t ruling out further investments just yet, but as they are poised to move into profitability in 2017 any move they make in the future will be from a position of financial strength.

Kevin Seawright Helps Empower Newark’s Local Youth by Securing Them Summer Employment

It was reported earlier in the year that the Newark Economic development Corporation led by Kevin Seawright had partnered with different Newark organizations to help local youth find jobs for summer 2016.

The Summer Youth Employment Program will feature financial literacy lectures, empowerment lectures, on-the-job training and college readiness courses to prepare students for their future. The program further aims to offer student residents of Newark six weeks of paid summer work experience. This program will help boost college graduation rates in the Newark local community.

Application of this program is online something which Kevin Seawright feels has had a positive impact so far.

The goal of the 2016 program is to increase the employment opportunities for students by 17%. The 2015 program had approximately 3000 jobs. The 2016 program aims to grow that number to approximately 3500 jobs.

During the process, Seawright secured partnerships with Santander Bank and TD Bank to provide financial literacy to students. Mr. Seawright feels the move will help equip the students with the fundamental financial skills of opening and maintaining their checking and savings accounts.

All organizational participants of the Summer Youth Employment Program will be required to pay their student employees a minimum wage.

About Kevin Seawright

According to Crunchbase, Kevin Seawright serves as both the CFO and Vice President of Newark Economic development Corporation. He is a financial and administrative leader known for his vision and ability to achieve goals and pursue new opportunities. For over 13 years, he has used his professional expertise to help improve the financial capacity of people on the East Coast.

Kevin Seawright’s illustrious career has seen him show a unique blend of team spirit, business acumen, and goal efficiency. He has been involved in reformulating and innovating new business strategies that have led to the emergence of responsive financial and accounting methodologies.

These new methods have consistently proven to deliver results by aligning new technological developments with current organizational and economic goals.

Josh Verne and Knowledgeformen

Josh Verne has over twenty years of experience in management and building companies from scratch. His vision and acumen reflect a management style that gets things done through others because he has done this, so it is evident that his management style gets results.

 

Verne is known throughout business circles as the CEO of Flocku.com, a college based informational forum that caters to students and millennials.

 

In his latest venture, knowledgeformen.com, Verne sets forth the principles that have helped him to become successful in a managerial capacity. A manager who forces his employees to respect him or her is missing the boat, as leadership is earned through exhibiting results, which in turn, creates respect.

 

Another attribute that is vital for management, according to Josh Verne is to be a good listener. Employees have good ideas, and it is a good practice for a manager to listen much, and speak less.

 

Learning how to lead a balanced life is very important for men, and especially men who are in leadership positions. Just chasing the money or positions in life can lead to a very unbalanced situation in other areas. By the same token, a man’s family life and what is involved there can be perfect, but if the man is not earning enough in the way of income, his family will suffer.

 

It is good for a man to be realistic regarding his situation in all areas and decide what he needs to work on to bring out the best in all sectors. Time allocation is one of the keys to this dilemma which is sometimes difficult to measure, but putting things down on paper is a great help in this area.

 

One huge factor for men and their relation to everything around them is to determine what they are passionate about, and then find the keys to pursuing that passion. Verne states that there are very few successful people who lack passion for what they do. If a man does not have a passionate goal that “puts fire in his belly” he will not get too far in any endeavor.

 

Passion and purpose are what drives a successful man, and that is contagious to those around him, states Verne.

Bruce Levenson Involved In Lawsuit Against Insurance Company

Bruce Levenson, part of the former Hawks ownership group, has filed a lawsuit against New Hampshire Insurance Company for breach of contract. Levenson put the Atlanta Hawks went on the market last January and the team was purchased by entrepreneur Antony Ressler who paid roughly $850 million. Along with his former ownership of the Hawks, Levenson is the co-founder and partner at United Communications Group.

Levenson also served on the Board of Directors of the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association and has been the President of the “I Have A Dream Foundation” of Washington as well as much involvement with numerous other philanthropic groups.

Levenson is now involved in the lawsuit that was filed in Superior Court of Fulton County in September for breach of contract and insurance bad faith. Levenson claims his former company was insured under a policy that included coverage for certain losses related to employment practices including wrongful termination. In April of 2015, notice was given to the insurance company for claims that should have been covered.

In a report by ESPN News, former Hawks ownership reached a buyout agreement with Ressler in June of 2015. Per court documents, the claim amount is undisclosed and the suit states the confidential limits of liability stated within the insurance policy are sufficient for the former Hawks ownership claim. The lawsuit goes on to state that the insurance company has refused to even acknowledge the claim or that the policy has been triggered. Thus making this a breach of contract between the two parties.

While the full amount has not been disclosed, the lawsuit seeks an additional 50% penalty of the unpaid loss and the attorneys fees. The insurance company, thus far, has not been available for comment.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Levenson

Global Lender Equities First Holdings Sees a Growing Trend Among Borrowers Who Use Stock as Loan Collateral to Secure Working Capital

Equities First Holdings Company, since its inception in 2002, has provided its clients and highly-esteemed customers with the alternative financial solutions using stocks as collateral. For the company, it has engaged in the supply of fast working capital against the publicly-traded stocks to help their clients meet their daily needs together with their professional and personal goals. Equities First Holdings Company prides these capitals against the shares which are traded on most stock exchange communities in the world. For this reason, Equities First Holdings Company has completed more than 2,000 transactions.

Equities First Holdings Company is a worldwide company which has offices in more than nine countries in the world. For this reason, we can denote that it has its presence in every continent. This means that it is near o everyone who needs the fast working capital using stocks as collateral. The company has wholly owned subsidiaries Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd., Equities First (London) Limited, Equities First Holdings Singapore Limited, and Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited.

Equities First Holdings Company has specialized in the issuance of stock-based loans to high-net-worth individuals and companies. It has shown its prowess as a leader in alternative financial solutions. For this reason, it has gained adoption on a massive scale. For the company, the stock-based and margin loans form the basis of their business. They engage in the issuance of fast working capital that is characterized by low-interest rates. The stock-based loans, which is better that margin loans, has a high loan-to-value ratio than any other credit-based loans offered by banks and other financial institutions. According to the company, this specialization is one of the most innovative ways of developing a client-base.

During this era of a harsh economic crisis, banks and other financial solutions companies have tightened their lending criteria. For this reason, they have also increased their interest rates to scare away most of the applicants. Therefore, most people are out there looking for other alternative financial solutions to secure fast working capital. For those borrowers who do not qualify for the credit-based loans and are in need of fast working capital, Equities First Holdings Company has gained traction as a leading alternative financial solution company that uses stocks as collateral. According to Al Christy, there are marked differences between margin loans and stock-based loans.

Gooee Gives LED Lighting An Upgrade

We all know LED is the most energy efficient form of lighting, consuming a mere 1/6 of the energy an incandescent bulb would, and lasting up to 25 times longer. Now it’s becoming even more efficient and smart. Gooee has developed the smallest IoT (Internet of Things) sensor for LED lighting.

It does all this while also monitoring and providing control over the performance of the lighting.

Designed for commercial and industrial use, Gooee’s smart lighting system also allows for the integration of 3rd party apps and sensors. This means the system has the potential to track not only customers through a store but products from the warehouse to the point of sales as well, giving retailers and manufacturers a leg up.

Fabulous Style with Fabletics

Fabletics is an online retailer founded by Kate Hudson that specializes in sportswear and accessories, particularly for women. Membership costs $50/month and includes a variety of benefits. Members can access catalogs online, receive exciting deals via email, and customize their own outfits. In 2015, Fabletics began to open retail stores in malls across the country to supplement its extensive selection online.

To accompany a recent gym membership, I went to a Fabletics store to view athletic clothing options. I was unfamiliar with fitness clothing, but the workers knew exactly what to do. They asked for a few measurements and the details of my training schedule. Giving me a handout with some options, they then directed me online as well where I could view even more selections. They assured me that everything would be customized to my preferences, and after browsing through their offerings in the store, I was extremely impressed with their standards. All the materials were flexible and looked very comfortable. While waiting for them to grab some leggings from the back, I talked to a nearby customer who was in a similar position, although she had much more experience. She told me that orders were prompt, efficient, and always correct. She had never encountered any drawbacks from Fabletics, and although she had some fitness clothing at home, the options at Fabletics are state of the art in terms of comfort and style. She assured me as well that I wouldn’t be disappointed. Even more importantly, they were stylish in the gym that afternoon. Fabletics contacted me by email to check whether everything was to my liking. I really appreciate this type of communication, because past retail stores have operated like large businesses with no concern for the customer. Fabletics even sent me a coupon and details on how to join their store online. Overall, I would highly recommend Fabletics to any individual who wants to be active and stylish at the same time.