$50 million buys a lot these days. An entire 25-country network of interconnected phone service is possible with that kind of money. Anyone who doubts this to be true should just look at what FreedomPop is up to. The Los Angeles-based mobile phone startup has just raised a massive amount of money to expand all across the globe. Right now, the finishing touches are being made on deals with various mobile phone networks in various countries. Once the proverbial ink is dry, FreedomPop phone service is in the door.
And the $50 million is also going towards the creation of a Wi-Fi network hotspot. That means phone service is going to be accessible through the internet. Customers will have to pay a (one-time) service fee and buy a SIM card to access the Wi-Fi hotspot, but the costs are nominal. The savings, on the other hand, are going to be huge. Roaming fees, the bane of mobile phone carrying travelers, could end up being eliminated.
FreedomPop’s management and founders knew there was a huge market of customers interested in very low-priced mobile phone service. RCR Wireless recently hosted FreedomPop’s CEO on its YouTube Channel. He provides a lot of thoughtful insight on the company’s success during the interesting discussion.
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In February of 2016 Brad Reifler, the CEO of Forefront Capital Advisors, announced a new partnership with Easter Seals Dixon Center. As part of the partnership, Forefront Capital would donate $3 million to help provide job training, education, health & wellness and advocacy for veterans.
According to Brad Reifler, the reason he and his company have chosen to partner with Easter Seals Dixon Center is because of the impact they are having on the lives of veterans and military families. He believes they are changing the conversation when it comes to how we treat and care for the people who willingly risk their lives every single day.
Easter Seals Dixon Center is a national and local organization that works tirelessly to break down the barriers preventing veterans and military families from getting access to the healthcare, education and employment they need.
Brad Reifler was quoted as saying on his Twitter, “Forefront Capital Advisors” mission is to make a significant difference in the lives of veterans and the military community, while simultaneously supporting our clients’ financial future.”
Partnering with the Easter Seals Dixon Center is a very smart business move on the part of Reifler. By doing so his company is able to help provide financial education to veterans and their families. This will give them a competitive advantage and enable them to lead successful lives after they have served their country.
COL David W. Sutherland, US Army (Ret.), and current Chairman of the Easter Seals Dixon Center, expressed great gratitude for Forefront Capital picking them to be their charity of choice. He believes this is the perfect opportunity for both organizations to help veterans and military families lead happier, healthier and wealthier lives.
About Brad Reifler
Wikipedia shows Brad Reifler is a very successful entrepreneur and investor who has worked with companies all across the United States. He started his career in the early 80’s when he founded Reifler Trading Company. The firm was responsible for managing hundreds of millions of dollars in discretionary accounts.
Before selling the company to Refco Inc in 2000, Reifler Trading Company had become one of the most successful independent futures operations in the country.
In 1995 he would start up yet another successful financial services business, Pali Capital. Reifler was the CEO of Pali Capital for 13 years. During that time the company experienced exponential growth. At its peak it was earning well over $1 billion in commission income, had over 300 employees and had offices in four different continents.
Currently Reifler spends the bulk of his time and energy focusing on Forefront Capital, LLC. He started this company in 2009 and has once again turned it into one of the most successful companies in the country. About.me has Reifler’s full story.
In a move that has raised the eye brows of conservatives; moderate Ohio Governor John Kasich has received $488,000 from Soros Fund managers, Scott Bessent and Stanley Drunckenmiller the Political Insider is reporting. Bessent was Soros chief investment manager until late 2015, while Drunckenmiller is the manager in charge of a $2 billion Soros investment fund. Drunkenmiller was also the top manager at the hedge fund, when Marhetwatch analyst George Soros broke the Bank of England during the currency crisis of 1992; making a cool $1 billion after the British Pound was devalued. News of the donation to Kasich campaign comes after Soros donated $8 million to a pro-Hillary Clinton supporting PAC. George Soros has traditionally supported far-left leaning organizations including ACORN, Move-on.org and a host of pro-amnesty organizations.
Soros is a strong believer in the principles of open society and is opposed to more border security, something that is championed by leading Republican presidential candidates to the White House, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. On the other hand, George Soros sees Kasich as a reasonable voice in the ongoing Republican primary and this is partly the reason Kasich’s campaign has caught the eye of the leading donor in the left of the political divide. On Tuesday, March 15 John Kasich won Ohio’s Republican primary with 46.8 percent vote, the win gave him all the 66 delegates from the Buck Eye’s state. He was followed by Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, who garnered 35.6 percent and 13.1 percent of the vote respectively. The campaign team of Senator Marco Rubio had earlier encouraged his supporters to back Kasich in a belated move to clip Donald Trump’s delegates count.
About the Man: George Soros
George Soros is a self-made Forbes billionaire investor and a renowned philanthropist. According to Biography.com, Hungarian born businessman began his philanthropic work in 1979. His organization, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) had cumulatively given over $7 billion by 2012. To execute its mandate effectively, Open Society Foundations has built a network of paralegals and lawyers who have represented hundred of individuals held unlawfully by various regimes. Most of those represented are people without legal representation and those who have been convicted for years. Soros remains a fervent supporter of liberal and progressive political views, something that has seen him make heavy donations to various political groups and causes.
In 2004 according to a bloomberg.com article, Soros supported John Kerry, the then Democratic Party candidate for president. In 2009, Soros help found the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) with a startup donation of $50 million. Soros has also written and co-authored several books discussing various issues including political, economic and financial aspects of life. According to the website thefamouspeople.com, his bestselling books include; “The Age of Fallibility”, published in 2006, “Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalization” published in 2001 and “The Tragedy of the European Union” published in 2014 among upstanding works. Following his impact in the global financial world, Soros was awarded the Yale Center for Finance Award in 2010 by the Yale School of Management.
It is okay for a company to make some mistakes and get complaints every now and then. The key is to learn from those mistakes and never repeat them again. White Shark Media is one company that is good at learning from the complaints that it makes in order to never repeat them. This is why it gains the trust of so many clients. It also helps the clients get the success that they need. When clients are happy, White Shark Media is rewarded. Also, more clients are referred to the company so that they can get the services that they need.
White Shark Media has grown a lot because of the feed back that they have received from customers. Among the feedback they have received is how the Adwords campaigns of their clients were affected as well as the quality of communication. White Shark Media does take the time to listen to their customers in order to improve the way that they do business. They don’t do this just for the money in their wallets, but also to better serve their customers so that they will have a better experience that will improve their business.
White Shark Media has shown that it is willing and able to make sure that their clients are successful in their Internet marketing. They also allow the customers to have a complete look at their campaign and understand how their service is provided. White Shark Media also helps review any SEO work that the client has received from an SEO service provider in order to make sure that the work done will be adequate for bringing in business for the client.
Of course, not every complaint is going to be helpful or worth considering by the company. It is up to the owner of the company to decide whether or not the suggestions made by each client is going to be helpful for clients and the company.
The rise of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election has caused some concern in the country over the Vermont Senator describing himself as a Democratic Socialist; during an interview on the Fox Business channel’s “The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan” Thor Halvorssen attempted to put forward his views on socialism and its misuse. The problem many people see with the rise of socialism in the U.S. is that few of those following Sanders campaign have a deep understanding of what socialism stands for, which the Human Rights Foundation founder Halvorssen attempted to explain.
After being asked to explain what is meant by the term socialism Halvorssen gave his opinion that there are many different forms of the political ideology, not all of which are bad. However, Halvorssen explained the problem he had with socialism is when it becomes the dominant ideology in any state; the Venezuelan film producer went on to explain socialist ideals can be integrated into a democratic structure when used as just one part of a much larger government structure.
Thor Halvorssen has built a strong reputation as a human rights activist after spending much of his life providing his time for groups hoping to protect those living in closed societies. The human rights activist went on to explain how socialist policies can be used by fascist regimes to keep their people under restrictive rule, including those used in Halvorssen’s home country of Venezuela; after a series of left leaning governments held control in Venezuela the country was placed under the control of a series of restrictive regime hidden beneath the mask of socialism. Halvorssen went on to explain socialism often sees restrictive policies introduced that include the setting of prices resulting in food shortages for the people of the country.
Born to a jewish family in 1935, George Soros grew up under Nazi occupation in Budapest, Hungary. During the following communist rule, Soros fled. He ended up in London and worked as a waiter and railroad porter. After saving up some money, Soros was able to attend the London School of economics in order to get his bachelors and masters in philosophy. Following a brief stint as a traveling salesman, Soros began working at an investment firm in London, Singer and Friedlander. It was after that this Soros moved to America and found decades of success in working as a trader and analyst and then running his own firm.
When he has created a large net worth for himself, Soros decided it was time to step back from the daily activities at his firm and pursue what he was passionate about, philanthropic work. In the late 1970s, George Soros founded the Open Society Foundations. This foundation was meant to increase the human rights individuals around the world received, to force governments to become more transparent, and to create more open societies. The charity started out by getting tuition to black South Africans under the apartheid regime. The charity also sent xerox machines and other support to dissidents in the Eastern Bloc in order to assist in their cause.
Currently, Soros has been paying a great deal of attention to the crisis in Europe. He has always been a big supporter of the European Union and the principles that it was founded on. He has expressed concern, publicly, about the possibility of the E.U. crumbling. Soros worries that they are having to face too many crises at once. There is the Greek debt situation, the refugee crisis and terrorism, in addition to the current debate over the United Kingdom’s place in the E.U.
Soros has also recently spoken out on Bloomberg about impending economic trouble. He believes that a crash that is similar to 2008 is going to hit soon. And when George Soros makes an economic prediction, people listen. Bloomberg wrote an article discussing Soros’ prediction. Soros made the prediction in Sri Lanka at an economic forum. He said that one of the main problems that is holding many global markets down is the situation in China. He explained that even after the government had poured billions of dollars into the economy and cut interest rates to a record low, the manufacturing sector, and therefore the entire Chinese economy, did not improve. This situation is creating high amounts of volatility in the market. Treasury bonds are expected to increase in price by nearly 6 percent. The VIX or fear gauge has risen 13 percent.
Read more: http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros/
Coffee is one of the most loved drinks in the world. Recent studies in the coffee industry and the health industry have brought some good news to those that love their daily brew. The company Organo Gold has introduced a new product line that infuses Ganoderma Lucidum, also known as “The King of Herbs”, into their coffee and tea.
Ganoderma Lucidum is a 4,200 year old Chinese herb that alkalizes the body, facilitates detoxification, boosts oxygen delivery through the body, strengthens the immune system, and controls inflammation. The best news of all is that this new line of health improving coffee isn’t just good for your body, it’s pleasing for your taste buds. While the health world tends to lean towards the belief that if something has been around for thousands of years, it simply must work, Organo Gold feels differently about their products. Instead of just blind faith, they urge customers to try a box of tea or coffee and you’ll feel the difference for yourself.
Organo Gold is an independent distributor of coffee and tea products. The company is based out of Canada and run by Bernardo T. Chua. Chua is originally from the Philippines where he spent years working in the multi-level marketing industry. He was an executive with Gano Excel where he was transferred to Hong Kong and then Canada before finally making the move to the United States. He moved to California where he became the president of Gano Excel USA, a company that marketed products with ganoderma.
After years of vast experience in the industry, CrunchBase tells that Chua founded Organo Gold in 2008 which is a group of companies together that operate under the parent company name of Organo Gold and Coffee Connoisseur. His company sells a range of healthy bioactive coffee products that include numerous different healthy herbs or plants. As of 2015, he has rebranded his company to simply be called Organo. Bernardo can be found on Twitter, and he’s also got a few speeches on YouTube worth watching.
Who is Kevin Seawright?
Kevin Seawright is the CEO and Executive Vice President of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation of Newark, abbreviated as Newark CEDC. Before joining Newark CEDC, Kevin was the Chief Financial and Facilities Officer while working for one of the leading Departments of Recreation and Parks in Maryland. In this department, he administered over $50 million being funding from the city, state and federal government.
Kevin later served as the leader in fiscal management of education where his duties included helping in the preparation of budgets with annual total exceeding $200 million. He also played a key role in the development of schools in the area and gave insights into solving other related infrastructure problems whenever they arose. Under his watch, development of modern infrastructures and renovations worth more than $600 million were done.
Kevin was also the Collington Life Care Community’s Director of Operations. In this capacity, he managed more than 500 residents, negotiated contracts and also acted as the overseer in operation funding and construction of over $5 million.
The Newark CEDC has formed partnerships with several organizations including NewarkWorks and other prominent persons in the city. The intended result of these partnerships is to assist the youth in Newark to secure jobs for summer 2016. As the leader of the company, Kevin hopes that the participation of Newark in this year’s Youth Summer Employment plan will equip students in Newark with tools to help them graduate and become successful.
About Summer Youth Employment Program
Kevin Seawright’s plan aims to provide Newark student residents with a paid summer work experience for a duration of six weeks. This experience is expected to boost the rates of college graduation in the area. Some of the activities in the program include job training, lectures to empower the youth, financial literacy levels as well as college readiness programs.
This year marks the first year that applications to the program will be made online. The whole process has been significantly shortened to only 30 minutes down from six weeks. The plan is set to begin on 5th July and will run for six weeks up to 16th August. The participants of the program will pay their student employees the set minimum wage.
The Goal of the Plan
It is a major goal of the program to expand the employment opportunities to the students from 3,000 jobs in 2015 to 3,500 jobs this year. In addition to this, Kevin has worked hard to secure partnerships with TD Bank and Santander Bank, two prominent banks, intended to equip the students with basic financial skills like how to open savings and checkings accounts for themselves. This basic skill is important because it is the foundation of financial success for the present and also for the students’ future. There’s an interview with Seawright on LocalTalkNews that goes into greater depth.
Sam Tabar is a well-known lawyer and capital strategist who is currently based in the United States. The lawyer works in New York City. He went to school at the Columbia Law School, and after graduating, he started his successful career. After school, he was appointed to several positions, and due to his good work, his efforts are respected and recognized internationally.
Not long ago, the successful lawyer decided to include a new company into his investment portfolio. The company of his choice is known as THINX. This is a start- up company which is very famous in America, and it especially deals with fashionable underwear. The undergarments from this company are sold to support incontinence and menstruation in women. People who buy underwear from this company are able to support women residing in Africa with a complete packet of re –usable sanitary pads. The pads are delivered to the needy women through an organization known as AFRIpads.
Reports from Africa indicate that a big number of women from this continent do no go to school or work just because they are on their periods. To ensure that THINX gets to all these women, there was a special Kickstarter campaign to raise enough funds. Currently, the institution is offering consumers 5 different types of designer underwear.
The type of business being conducted by THINX caught Sam’s attention on Angel.co, and he decided to invest some of his money with them. It is quite special and hard to find in the modern times, and that’s why he decided to invest here. The company encourages people to buy underwear from them, and some of the money from the purchase is given to support the women in Africa. This special idea was put into action by two ladies living in the United States; Miki and Antonia.
Sam Tabar, a lawyer by profession, is believed to have a lot of expertise in legal counsel. He has worked for several important organizations in the world, making him gain the experience. Apart from being an attorney, he has been the director for several organization, and this has enabled him to attain leadership skills needed in business and investments.
During an event with friends, Sam Tabar was introduced to Antonia and Miki and after a conversation with the ladies; he realized how important the business idea was. The business model is what impressed him most, and since then, he decided to invest with them, helping the needy women in Africa and enabling them to go to school and work, even when they are on their periods. The company has done very well since it was started, and the recent introduction will take it to greater heights. Sam Tabar has also started a GoFundMe to further help those in need.
George Soros is a very popular personality in the world today. He is a very wealthy billionaire based in the United States, and his ideas are respected all over the world. George Soros is the founder of Open Society, an organization that is very popular all over the world. He is also the founder of Soros Foundation, among many other institutions. The billionaire has invested in several platforms, and due to the fact that he makes the right choices, he has accumulated a lot of wealth in the United States.
George Soros ideas about politics and finances are respected and appreciated by the society. Just recently, Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany had said that the European Union was on the verge of collapsing. The Time newspaper published the news on the cover, addressing her as the chancellor for the free world. There were a lot of questions from the media, people asking whether the title was justified.
George Soros believes that Angela Merkel deserves the title. In the past, he has been very critical about the chancellor, especially about her austerity policies, but this time, he wants to agree with her idea of the European Union. When the Russian president attacked Ukraine, Angela becomes the only leader for the European Union, and somehow, she is the chancellor of the Free World. During the entire time, she was a very powerful and gifted politician who would read and adhere to the mood of his citizens. After she resisted the Russian aggression, Angela becomes a leader who could get her neck stuck in opposition to the prevailing opinion.
According to George Soros, Angela becomes even more farsighted when she realized that there was a migration crisis and that it was a threat to the European Union. The migration would result in the breaking down of the Schengen system for the open borders and then by undermining the common market in the region. She started by bravely changing the attitude of her citizens. However, her plan did not succeed, because she was not well prepared. The crisis is still not yet resolved, and this has made her leadership position to be attacked, in Europe and also in Germany.
In the past, Merkel was known to be very careful and deliberate when taking her decisions and she managed to earn the trust of the people. However, the migration crisis failed her. She acted very fast, taking a huge risk. Due to the change in her leadership styles, people in the country have become very nervous. George Soros is, however, happy about the change, and he welcomes it. He says that there are things to worry about, but her prediction is correct. He says that she is the only person who can resolve the problem.