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Open Corporaters reported that Venezuela government has declared a plan to save energy during the drought season. President Nicholas Maduro has declared that Fridays in April and May shall be non-working days the country. This is as part of an energetic way to stave off electricity regulating. The plan will make the country to go under a very difficult plan with high risks. The president added that large companies such as production companies should generate their own power 9 hours a day as a way of reducing the rationing. The president did not outline clearly whether the four day work week would affect even the private companies. The citizens were advised not to turn on air conditioners and not dry their clothes using electricity.
Visit to Cuba
In other news courtesy of Dateas.com, president Maduro travelled to Cuba days before presidents Obamas visit. President Obama is scheduled to make a historical visit to Cuba because he would be the first sitting United States president will be making such visit. He also announced on Thursday that he would be going to Havana to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.
Opposition Protests
Lastly Venezuelan opposition rejected the truth commission despite presence of UNASUR, Ex- Presidents. The opposition together with Velasquez Figueroa  declared that it will not participate the truth commission established by the government to investigate 2014 violent anti-government protests. The protests led in destruction of properties. This protests also led to injuries band a number of protesters were hospitalized. http://www.telegraph.co.uk

For many people the word success often comes with thoughts of extensive education. Fact is after years of expensive schooling success doesn’t always happen. In the book written by Marc Sparks titled They Can’t Eat You’, secrets of entrepreneurship are exposed.

This was achieved by a gentleman whom finished high school with a C+ grade point average. Having started, run, and sold many successful companies this information is vital to all that wish to succeed as well. Starting with nothing the American dream of Ôrags to riches can be achieved.

In his Facebook page, it depicts that this book holds not only Marc Spark’s stories but also information on how the reader can create their own successful road. These suggestions called Fifty Sparks help the reader to understand how to build a foundation which can lead them to their next venture. The following quote from Marc Sparks says it all, The point is to remember NOT to cut

corners on where you and your team spend most of their waking time as it truly can mean the difference between success and failure. Solid advice from a man who has been on the top, tumbled down then marched right back up that hill.

Founder, owner, and CEO of Timber Creek, Marc Sparks holds other titles as well. Some of these titles include author plus philanthropist. Some of his charitable works include Habitat for Humanity, Sparky’s Kids, and American Can!

These types of charities help families into homes that are desperately needed and donations of laptops to at-risk children. Currently Mr. Sparks is also involved with The Samaritan Inn.

With all this wealth of not only funding but also knowledge tucked under his belt many may wonder why he had decided to write his latest book.

In Marc’s own words the answer was given, I wrote the book to give back! Some of his biggest investments had come through cell phone companies such as Blue Jay Wireless and Cardinal Telecom LLC.

Get full details about his book: https://disqus.com/by/marcsparks/

An attack doesn’t have to be violent or even physical to effect an entire nation’s economy. In fact, it could just be a whispered word.

Wikipedia indicates Kyle Bass used to work as an executive to Bear-Stearns. Sometime between his ceasing to work in capacity as an executive at Bear-Stearns, and that fateful interview on CSPAN March 12th, 2008, Bass let slip information which may have been the inciting incident in the 2008 stock market crash. Kyle Bass gave a journalist at CSPAN information which indicated Bear-Stearns was no longer in good standing with Goldman-Sachs. This information prompted the reporter to ask a leading question on live TV. He intimated that Goldman-Sachs had lost confidence in Bear-Stearns as a financial institution, and pushed the executive from Bear-Stearns to respond. At that very moment, Goldman-Sachs was issuing an e-mail nullifying whatever datum Bass had reported on. It was too late, though. All confidence throughout Wall Street was lost in Bear-Stearns, and the bank was absorbed by J.P. Morgan Chase by the end of the week. Bass went on to predict the entire sub-prime lending industry would end up collapsing the stock market; and he was right–but considering his involvement in Bear-Stearns’ collapse, it’s sort of a suspect prediction. It’s almost like Kyle Bass turned a hose on in the basement, then ran upstairs and said: “The basement’s flooding! The basement’s flooding!”.

This isn’t Bass’ first foray into underhanded financial politicking, however. He is also involved currently with CAD, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs. CAD uses political influence and pressure to force pharmaceuticals into dropping the prices on their drugs. This often decimates their stock value, and Bass is there to short-sell his holdings at the right time and skip off with millions. Bass has done variations on this scam numerous times, and none of it makes sense until one understands a bit about Bass’ history.

Kyle Bass is from Argentina, though he runs his hedge fund out of Texas. Bass is very closely tied to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, socialist despot of Argentina. Whenever Bass makes money, it is usually at the expense of a big-ticket organization. This is the kind of activity one would expect from a socialist working to undermine a capitalist economy for the purpose of facilitating a global socialist rule. It wouldn’t seem that way, except that Bass doesn’t criticize de Kirchner, and she’s financially defaulted the country twice in only thirteen years.  The full story is on http://usefulstooges.com/2015/08/24/kyle-bass-the-frantic-investments-of-a-desperate-gambler/

George Soros is a well-known American business personality has been involved in financial aspects since 1954. The Soros Fund Management LLC is a hedge fund that he is known for because of the success it has had as one of the most profitable hedge funds in the world. Apart from being involved in financial matters on https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros, he has attracted a massive following, especially in the political scene through his philanthropic activities. He openly expresses his opinions on politics.

George Soros holds dual citizenship for the United States and Hungary, his country of birth. Born to Tividar and Erzebat Schwartz, he was given the names Gyorgy Swartz. Though of Jewish descent, Soros did not observe the Jewish traditions. His father was a prisoner of war in Russia but managed to escape to rejoin his family in Budapest. His father was an admirer of Esperanto and even taught George Soros on marketwatch when he was a little boy. His father played a significant role in avoiding his deportation and made him pose as a godson of a Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture employee. Soros survived the Battle of Budapest in 1945 and in 1947 he moved to England where he changed his names to George Soros.

When he migrated to England, he joined the London School of Economics on nybooks.com and at some point, he became a student of Karl Popper. During his time at the institution, he worked as a railway worker and a waiter. In 1951, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in philosophy and proceeded to get an MSC in philosophy in 1954, both from the same institution.

After his graduate studies, George Soros was unable to find a decent job and opted to work as a traveling salesman for a wholesaler selling his goods to retailers in the Welsh seaside resorts. George Soros say this was one of lowest moments in his life. In 1954, he began his career in finance when he worked at the merchant bank Singer & Friedlander, which is also a London-based brokerage firm. He started as a clerk and later became an arbitrage. He applied for a job at F.M. Mayer, which made him move to New York. He worked as an arbitrage trader for F.M. Mayer from 1956 to 59. He became an expert on European stocks. He then moved to Wertheim & Co where he worked as an analyst of European Securities till 1963. He was appointed the vice president of Arnhold and S Bleichroeder where he stayed till 1973.

After leaving his post as a vice president of Arnhold and S Bleichroeder, he formed helped establish several hedge funds and one notable one is the Double Eagle Fund. It is this hedge fund that created the base that founded the Soros Fund Management. While working at Arnhold and S Bleichroeder, he formed the First Eagle Fund but because of conflict of interest with other hedge funds, he was forced to leave and concentrate on his company. The Soros Fund Management was so successful, and its value rose to over $1 billion in 1985.

Sources

http://www.georgesoros.com/

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=977

http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/george-soros-1510.php

Thor Halvorssen was on fire when he made an appearance on Fox TV as a guest of host Trish Regan, to discuss socialism. Regan pointed of that Bernie Sanders stated the he wanted the United States of America to be a socialist country but, the broadminded people are not on board. Thor Halvorssen an advocate for human rights, said that socialism breaks the rule when it comes to human rights. He went on to say that if countries like Denmark, Norway and Sweden which have branches of government, separation of power and constitutional rights then it’s alright.

Halvorssen (huffingtonpost.com) said that he sees a problem when socialism is done under tyrannical government, especially when saying that they are here for their people, then begin plundering the country for their own benefits. Regan also went on to say that the people may not quite grasp the meaning of socialism, so she asked him to explain. Halvorssen said that a lot of democratic countries run under socialist government, but there is a huge dissimilarity between a socialist government and policies.

He added that some people confuse Marxism and Communism with Socialism. Regan then ask if he had any grievances on socialism in some countries. Of course, he said quickly. He talked about Venezuela, how the government makes the decision on prices for goods, because that the way they want it. Then soon it becomes a humanitarian issue because of shortage.

He also spoke about his father who was a political prisoner in Venezuela and how his mother was shot by the Chavez’s government. Also one of his cousins to this day is still incarcerated. Thor Halvorssen said for years that country had a Labor government. He has confidence that Democratic Socialism can exist but rules must be in place and poverty will end when more wealth is generated.

Bernie Sanders was given a large contribution from Halvorssen for his campaign, because he believes that Hilary Clinton took money from too many countries that are run by dictators. Places like Algeria, Baharian and many more. He is against them because people lose their lives because of their sexuality, restricting the newspapers rights and some even prohibits Christmas. Adding that he would rather see Sanders as the front runner.

Slyce is a Canada based company that deals with visual search technology. Slyce is one of the first companies of its kind, because it allows individuals to use visual technology to make purchases. A consumer can transact with different retailers by just taking pictures of any desired products. Once they get the picture of those desired products, they can buy the product right online. With just a few clicks of a button they can have the item that they want.

Slyce is a company that delivers technology on different platforms for mobile applications. Slyce’s technology is used at many large retail stores such as Urban Outfitters, the Home Depot, JCPenney’s and Newman Marcus.

Recently NASDAQ.COM did an article about the merge between Shoe Carnival and Slyce. Shoe Carnival is one of the country’s largest footwear retailers. Shoe Carnival offers their clients a wide range of different shoes and styles. On March 22 of this year, Slyce announced that they were going to launch their visual technology with Shoe Carnival. In this way an individual can go to shoe Carnival.com to get a picture of any pair of shoes. A person can find shoes on the front page of a magazine, or they can be real shoes that they have seen out on the street. After snapping a picture and putting it on an application for Slyce, they will be able to see a wide range of products that match their desired item. All of these things happen with just a few clicks of a button.

This merger between Slyce and Shoe Carnival is a very big milestone for both companies. It allows both companies to better serve their customers, and it is huge leap into the future of retail.

A style writer named Emily McClure published an article on Bustle.com about her personal experience using the hair product WEN. She wanted to see if the product could give her fuller hair with more bounce and shine, and she posted pictures of her hair every day during the first week she used it.

Wen is a cleanser that is a combination of a shampoo, conditioner and styling substance in one bottle. It comes in several different formulations so that it can work with any type of hair.

McClure used the sephora advertised product as directed and found that it worked really well for her. The reader can see this clearly enough in the pictures she posted. She had to troubleshoot a bit (she got better results using WEN in the morning than the evening, for example), but by the end of the week she was getting compliments on her hair from friends.

What’s interesting about her experience is she said that using Wen By Chaz actually made her feel as if there was more hair on her head. She said she was skeptical about the product at first but by the end of the week was a believer.

To know more: http://www.guthy-renker.com/products/beauty/wen-haircare/