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The publication of the catchy piece of ‘An Ode to Those Who Wander,’ caught an eye of a former trader under Wall Street. The decorated veteran in hedge fund contacted me with an intention of discussing the GNC Holdings, Inc. I have had an interest on GNC in my publication work, a line of thought that this veteran had followed closely. Our meeting over the weekend was also meant to discuss his time on Wall Street. He has since taken a sabbatical leave at the age of 35 years.

His journey on Wall Street started in Penn State University where he graduated and jumped into investment world. His first role was an intern at Merrill Lynch in New York City. After 3 years at Merrill, he joined Longacre hedge fund where he would meet the renowned investor in hedge fund, SahmAdrangi. Sahm is known for his investment skills and more so as the founder of the all-time famous Kerrisdale Capital Management.

Under the leadership of Sahm, Kerrisdale Capital has caused such headlines especially with their uniquely designed approaches. For instance, the company approached investors for a sum of $100 million which it intends to bet on just one stock. This has caused a lot of speculation in the market, terming the co-investment as a first in this line of business. The growing investment company intends to use this capital to short the stock of a public company whose identity has not been made known at this time.

Also taking part in this campaign is an analyst from Kerrisdale, Shane Wilson. With support of Adrangi, he intends to intensify their lobbying for their proposition to other investors as well to generate more capital. They will be using media such as their websites and video to see this through.

As the Chief Investment Officer, Adrangi has seen the company accumulate $500 million including the recently collected money form investors. They recently created a short for stocks of Zafgen Company and Sage Therapeutics and Global star. Sahm is also known for his publication work. He recently did a sensitization piece titled, ‘The Pebble Deposit Isn’t Commercial Viable’ that made heads turn on 14th of February.

In a world where many are quick to make assumptions, billionaires are often seen as self-centered. Some frown at the fact that billionaires use their riches to purchase excessive luxuries while many do not have the resources to afford even the most basic of needs. However, there are a few billionaires that fall nowhere near this categorization. Chief among them is hedge fund manager and investor, George Soros. The Hungarian-born American is unofficially known as one of the most charitable billionaires in the world. Proof of this is seen in the fact that he has contributed about $12 billion of his own wealth towards various charitable and political causes.

Over the course of the last three decades, George Soros has greatly been involved in the advancement of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. He was one of the earliest individuals to get involved in the democratization of the states that formerly constituted the Soviet Union through the umbrella organization known as the Open Society Foundations. The first foundation created under the Open Society was launched in Hungary in 1984. Since then, the Open Society Foundations have grown significantly spurred on by the need for democracy and George Soros’s contributions. However, it is important to note that Soros does not just donate resources to these organizations blindly. To avoid too much dependence on him, the resources he provides make up no more than a third of these foundation’s budgets.

George Soros has also been greatly involved in American politics. While the United States is rightfully considered by many to be the champion of democracy and human rights, there are still many battles to be worn. Soros has previously strongly opposed presidential candidates that have extremely leaned to the right and has instead supported liberal candidates. In particular, he has strongly been against the presidential bids of George Bush in 2004 and Donald Trump in 2016.

Because he did not always have what he needed growing up, George Soros is quite passionate about philanthropy. He has supported millions of people from all over the world in the areas of education, health entrepreneurship and much more. Among his earliest charitable acts was providing black South African students with scholarships to attend the University of Cape Town while the country was still under strict apartheid rule. In recent years, he has also put significant resources towards advancing the plight of refugees and tackling the rising prevalence of hate crimes.

George Soros has made sure to pass on the wealth of knowledge that he holds to the general public through a number of books that he has authored. These books explore a raft of topics including securities trading, politics, economics and life in general.

 

Not everyone holds the same theories and beliefs surrounding immigration and migrants. A Washington D.C. non-profit based corporation that works to ensure that the United States history on immigrants is shaping how others feel about immigrants in today’s world.

With the education and international programs with exchanges with the American Immigration Council will teach the citizens on their past and also their present contributions to enhance the American culture.

The council will provide legal help and policy programs which promote the humane immigration policy and to achieve justice of the immigrants who are under the law and to make sure that laws are upheld surrounding laws which honor the constitutional standards for human rights.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association is a sister program to this program and with the help of the communications director, the awareness of abuse which takes place within immigration is looked into and when there is an issue, they come up with a way to handle the issue.

When it comes to immigrants, there are funds that are used to help ensure that immigrants and migrants are being treated evenly who are in the United States. One of those programs is the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund.

This fund was established by two journalists, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. It is their hope to support the rights of migrants organizations around the state of Arizona. Larkin and Lacey were the co-founders for the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice organization.

When Jim and Michael were swept out of their beds in the middle of the night in 2007, they filed suit against the Maricopa County sheriff’s department. Upon the filing of the suit, the two were later awarded 3.75 million dollars. The settlement that they received is what they used to help to establish the Frontera Fund.

The Grand Jury had handed down subpoenas that demanded that the people who read stories which were wrote about Sheriff Arpaio were to be handed over, upon refusing to release the names, the two of them were arrested in the middle of the night.

Lacey and Larkin have spent the vast majority of their careers of defending the first amendment rights of those ultimately helped to win in the United States Court of Appeals.

The first organization that was supported through the Frontera Fund was the Colibri Center for Human Rights in 2014. The Colibri Center works to bring light to the Missing Migrant Project.

If you do not know anything about this project, it is a family advocacy organization that is working to end the deaths of migrants and the suffering of migrants at the United States- Mexico border.

If you are worried about a missing migrant, you can file a report through the Colibri Center. The information which is collected is going to be confidential and they will maintain your privacy when searching for the migrant. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Twitter

No names are going to be released while locating individuals without first asking your permission. They are not a law enforcement agency and for this reason, they could be the missing piece to helping you locate your loved ones.

George Soros has a net worth of $24.4 billion and is among the people who are called self-made billionaires. Born and bred in Hungary, John Soros took his elementary studies in the same locality. However, his parents could not sponsor his higher education, causing him to fend for himself. George took manual jobs as a waiter in a hotel and railway porter to raise his fees as he studied in the university. He later got a job in the finance industry the field, where he always aspired to work. He began his career in a lowly position at a merchant bank. Soros finally moved to New York, where he got an opening on Wall Street.

George established the edge Fund worth $12 million on Wall Street in 1969. With Stan Druckenmiller on his side, George Soros got a huge breakthrough in Wall Street in 1972 as he shorted the British Pound, making high profits. The profits were so high that he became known as ‘the man, who broke into the Bank of England.’ The lasting impressions made in the first few years on Wall Street made George remain a strong force in the market. More than four decades later, George is a still a heavy weight in the investment industry.

Soros Fund Management is the family business that holds more than $30 million in assets. The fund is expected to grow to higher heights in the near future. The firm mainly deals with investments and has helped Soros grow to his billionaire status over the years. At the beginning of 2017, George Soros hired Dawn Fitzpatrick, one of the most prominent women in the Wall Street market. Dawn was assigned the role and position of Chief Investment Officer (CIO), in the company, She is expected to help grow the company to the next level with her expertise that she has gained over the years.

Investing in Politics

In 2015/16, Soros re-emerged as a main supporter of politics just as he had done in 2004. Although in 2004 he was fighting for the defeat of George Bush, this time he was fighting for the defeat of Donald Trump, whom he refers to as ISIS. Asked what he means by calling Donald ISIS, Soros said that Trump invokes fear in people, a quality he regarded as poor. In support of Hillary Clinton, George Soros donated more than $25 million that would help boost the campaign. Moreover, George Soro’s team said that they expected him to give more given his belief in the success of the candidate. Soros also aspired to attend the Democratic Convention in which Hillary Clinton would accept the role of being a presidential nominee. However, Soros canceled the engagement on the last minute when he said he needed to observe the European market

Did you know that Glen Wakeman is responsible for the improved planning that internet entrepreneurs do each day? No doubt that developing strategy and planning ahead are critical for your business, but it cannot be done without software. These days more entrepreneurs are jumping into online strategy for promoting their business as well as set up their very own e-commerce platform. Having an online presence for your business is just as important as the business itself, helping you reach more customers in less time. Why does Glen Wakeman have a lot to offer you?

Glen Wakeman has spent more than 20 years working in finance, but he has also been involved in traveling around the world and watching companies in other countries do business. This has made it easy for entrepreneurs to learn from the very best. Glen Wakeman’s financial background also makes it easy for him to teach entrepreneurs more about what they need for startups and investments down the road (https://twitter.com/glenwakeman?lang=en). Glen Wakeman has helped more than 17,000 business go through their transformation period, but he has also managed thousand upon thousands of dollars in assets too.

SAS the Co-Founder and CEO of Launch Pad Holdings LLC, Glen Wakeman has put his own advice into practice. He knows what it means to startup a company and furthers the growth and expansion of the company as well. Startups, global business affairs, divestitures and even work in emerging markets is what makes a huge difference in the future of a global company. Glen Wakeman finds that this is important regardless of who the company is. Furthermore, he believes that time spent on strategy is critical for the long-term health of a company.

If you have not planned to take your business online, now is the time to consider what you lack. An online presence can change everything, including the strategy from a marketing perspective. There is no better time than now to rethink how your strategy will affect your potential clients. Glen Wakeman has made it clear that putting your business online allows you to generate revenue around the clock in any part of the world.

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Sheldon Lavin is the CEO & President of the OSI Food Group which is an international corporation that seeks to provide companies with quality, healthy solutions to having convenient foods to select from. Sheldon Lavin turning into one of the “giants” in the meat and food processing industry. Lavin continues to be heavily involved in the company that he helped start even to this very day. Lavin has also learned a lot about the food industry since entering it back in 1970. He has been able to take the OSI Group from a small, local food-processing company to something that today operates in 60 different countries with over 60 locations scattered around the world.

Sheldon Lavin today leads OSI foods which have grown to a startling size that employs over 20,000 workers and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. His company is listed as the #136th biggest private corporation in the US with an annual revenue of a staggering $3 billion a year.

Sheldon Lavin has also received awards for his incredible accomplishments including the “Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy” on February 20th, 2016. Lavin was very honored and humbled to receive such an award and accepted it with great humility. It was the least, however, that he deserved for helping build the powerhouse that is the OSI Group today. His life has been committed to helping employees and ensuring their well-being by ensuring he had a successful company that they could call theirs for many years into the future.

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Who Is Jose AuriemoNeto?  Mr. Jose AuriemoNeto is a well known Brazilian real estate development executive. He currently serves as the chief executive officer at JHSF. Jose Auriemo Neto is also the chairman of the board there. He is an alumni of the Armando AlvaresPenteado Foundation, which is a private and well known college in Sao Paulo, Brazil.   Jose Auriemo Neto started working in the real estate development sector in 1993 with JHSF. A few years later in 1997, Mr. AuriemoNeto came up with the idea of forming a parking management company to handle the issues of parking lots for JHSF’s properties. The result of this was a firm called Parkbem, which is owned by JHSF. Mr. AuriemoNeto was credited with Parkbem’s creation in 1997.   As a highly innovative and ambitious young executive, JHSF appointed Jose AuriemoNeto to oversee the development of one its first commericial shopping plazas. This was the Shopping Santa Cruz Plaza in the Brazilian city of Santa Cruz do Sul.  JHSF would also later use the talents of Jose AuriemoNeto to sign lucrative contracts with luxury retailers such as Hermes and Pucci. These and other upscale retailers would open retail locations at JHSF owned properties such as the CidadeJadrim shopping complex. Mr. AuriemoNeto later secured another lucrative luxury retail partnership. This time it was the Valentino company. He was also instrumental in helping the luxury retailer launch its first store in Brazil on JHSF commericial retail space.   A recent project that Jose AuriemoNeto has completed on behalf of JHSF is the construction and leasing off a luxury apartment development and hotel building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This luxury property faces Central Park and is located in what is known to be as one of the most desirable and high end real estate spots available in New York City. Mr. AuriemoNeto says that the apartments constructed by JHSF in Manhattan will not be for sale. They are rental properties. This is because the company’s views these apartments as an investment property. The hotel in the building will also feature JHSF run 5 star luxury hotel service that will cater to the rich and famous.

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Securus Technologies is one of the biggest providers of criminal and civil justice technology solutions. It has over 800 products suitable for aiding investigations, corrections, and public safety monitoring by law enforcement agencies or correction centers. Although Securus is based in Dallas, Texas, it serves over 3, 450 public safety, law enforcement agencies, and correctional centers that accommodate over 1.2 million inmates across North America. Securus makes the country a safer place to live by providing services such as investigation biometric analysis, communication options, information management, emergency response, disaster management, and in-mate self-service.

Richard A. (Rick Smith), the CEO of Securus Technologies made a big announcement about the introduction of John Bell as the senior Vice President of Sales to revamp the company’s sales team. Smith reiterated the need for forming a reliable and experienced software-based sales team that is often a key resource in marketing software related product sets. The company has invested over $600 million in developing various types of safety and security related products that need to be projected out to prospects and existing clients in a strategic manner. Read more about Rick Smith Securus on glassdoor.com.

Smith said that John Bell has 35 years of experience in creating evolving sales teams that are capable of driving exceptional performance and generating credible sales leads in various sectors. One of Bell’s biggest achievements that cement the foundation of his professional portfolio is working at IBM, which is one of the most competitive brands in the technology sector. Mr, John Bell graduated from Holy Cross and started working at the Wharton School of Business as postgraduate employee. He has worked in various technology-based companies such as IBM, Veizon, Verio, and Time Warner cable. Some of the objectives the company intends to achieve by hiring Mr. Bell include: to develop a reliable sales associate training program, present the company’s bundled product to a wider range of clientele, and reach out to the right decision makers in order to boost sales.

The positive feedback, through emails and letters that Securus technologies has been receiving is overwhelming. People have started appreciating the efforts of Rick Smith and his team in providing technological solutions that inspire hope and make incarceration a better alternative to leaving criminals out on the loose to commit crimes. Rick Smith claims that several service development proposals are being released weekly to enable the law enforcement agencies and correctional centers manage or curb the social problems that is grappling today’s society. The technological advancements witnessed in the recent past have boosted product development, making it easier to create even more sophisticated solutions than ever before. Read more on bitsylink.com about Rick Smith Securus.

In an industry response to deal with title defects, Nationwide Title Clearing (NTC), Inc. has announced the release of their new website which features residential property records that are easily accessible and accurate. Nationwide Title Clearing is the United State leading provider of property records that are needed by the mortgage and real estate industries in order to facilitate the buying and selling of properties.

Title defects are a serious concern in these industries. They usually occur when someone lays claim to a property that is actually owned by someone else. Title defects can hold up the closing of a home until the issue is resolved. Other times that property defects occur is when the document wording does not fit industry standards, it’s missing required signatures, older resolved liens have not been removed, and failure to correctly record or file the real estate documents.

Because title defects cause such a problem when closing a home, it’s important that they’re accurate. The Chief Executive Officer of NTC said that it’s vital to make sure titles are accurate before the property is sold or transferred. He elaborated that his company obtains the data they use from several sources, with the most important being county records. The records are then reviewed through automation that is backed up by human verification. Furthermore, the new online website is able to determine exactly what documents the user needs even when they fill in the online forms incorrectly, which saves money from unnecessary reports being inadvertently ordered.

NTC was founded in 1991 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The company is privately held recently opened another office in Dallas, Texas. This location has a data center that backs up the data stored in Palm Harbor. NTC went to this expense in order to ensure that a major disaster doesn’t wipe out the data they have on every residential property in the United States. They can have the data in both locations as well as staff in both locations so that a major disruption can be smoothly dealt with.

NTC offers its employees constant training opportunities. They now offer some of their robust training in a two-day training program that they offer to companies in the lending, investing, and mortgage industries. The program is overseen by Dave LaRose who is the company’s Vice President of Technical Excellence.

 

InnovaCare focuses on providing sustainable health care programs that are innovative, coordinated, cost-effective and of high quality. The firm is under the leadership of expert business and medical practitioners. Dr. Richard Shinto serves as the organization’s chief executive officer and president. Before joining InnovaCare, Richard was the president and ceo Aveta Incorporation from 2008 until its sale in 2012. Dr. Shinto earned his Bachelor’s degree in science from the University of California situated in Irvine. He then joined the State University of New York to pursue before signing up for a Masters in B.A from the University of Redlands. Richard has a total of twenty years of experience in operational and clinical functions of a health care facility. He began his career an intern in Southern California before becoming the chief medical officer of Optima Health Plan. Shinto worked as the chief operating officer and chief medical officer for Medical Pathways before joining NAMM as the chief medical officer. After leaving NAMMA, Richard joined Aventa and currently works at InnovaCare. Richard’s extensive knowledge in healthcare and clinical medicine is documented in several articles he has authored and published. Rick Shinto was awarded with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year award.

Another experienced InnovaCare professional is Penelope Kokkinides who works as the chief administrative officer since her recruitment in June 2015. Penelope earned her Bachelor’s degree in classical languages and biological sciences from the Binghamton University. She has master’s degree in social work from the New York University, and in public health from Columbia University School. Besides she, also received a post master’s degree in substance abuse and alcohol from Columbia University School. Penelope’s career began at the Management and Disease Management branch of AmeriChoice as a corporate vice president. Her role required her to develop and implement the firm’s health model. She served as a chief operating officer and executive vice president of Centerlight Healthcare, where she managed the strategic vision of the care division. Penelope gained knowledge in managing health care, developing clinical programs that fit into an organization’s infrastructure.

InnovaCare is a leading provider of healthcare services programs in North America. The firm provides health care packages in two models, namely, Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid Program. InnovaCare values their patients, quality medical care, secure patient-staff relationships, organizational growth, the impact of their teams, and innovative medical networks and practices. The organization which operates from its headquarter from New Jersey received a selection from CAPG for the study of their excellent services.