Charles Koch Agrees With Bernie Sanders On The Aftermath Of A Rigged Economy

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On his recent Washington post, Koch has shown to agree with Sanders about; how the economy has continued to hurt everyone else apart from the few business people and politicians. There is too much inequality in the United States right now according to Koch. Sanders see the society as being two tiered where corporations seek to benefit from the corporate welfare where fellow citizens are lavishing in poverty and hopelessness. Common citizens have been often denied equal opportunities and Koch seems to agree with this opinion but not in contempt with the solution that Sanders is offering.

Charles Koch thinks that the solution to this inequality lies in the policies that both Democrats and republicans have favored to their interests instead of pushing for their enactment in favor of the citizens. This has created a cycle of control, cronyism, and dependency in the United States that the business people are also liable of. They have continuously pushed for policies favoring their interests but making the citizens poorer, platform for opportunities are also not equal. The wealthy and the well-connected have the lavish lifestyle.

Charles Koch has for a long time avoided the media limelight despite being among the wealthiest folks in the United States. In the year 2014, he was ranked number 9 in the list of wealthy folks. Charles Koch has been the president of Koch Industries with his brothers; lists of industries that are family owned and have been manufacturing environmental friendly commodities to avoid pollution. The industries have been producing high revenue for the United States though the manufacture of fossil fuels. He has been a liberal thinker long enough to donate for environmental policy formation and education by giving scholarships to the needy students. He has also funded foundations, advocacy groups that promote anti-government views.

Bernie thinks that the solution to this inequality is through a wall street that will add new regulations, but Koch is not for it. The expansion of federal governments is what Koch thinks that led to inequality in the first place hence cannot create a solution. He sees Wall Street as part of the inequality in itself but agrees that the criminal justice needs to have a reformation. Koch intends to see a change in the politics of the United States and he opposes all corporate welfares. Charles, however, did not show a sign of supporting Sanders on his political campaign despite the support of his view. The Koch brothers have been on to fund those political campaigns that are supportive of democracy and helpful policies that will promote economic justice.

This article recapped https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-koch-this-is-the-one-issue-where-bernie-sanders-is-right/2016/02/18/cdd2c228-d5c1-11e5-be55-2cc3c1e4b76b_story.html

Talk Fusion Keeps Families in Touch

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There are a lot of ways you can see a family member. You can visit them or you can call them just to hear their voice, but you still can’t see them, not really. Talk Fusion makes it possible to see your family and interact just like you were there.

The best thing is using Talk Fusion rather than email or even a phone call. The reason is you can see the other person or the family you are missing. They can interact with you over a camera and you can actually have a conversation that feels more personal. These conversations can be about anything and can help you to feel closer to the ones you love.

You can use Talk Fusion through email or even just as a chat service. This may mean you can see the person you love or you can send a personalized message through the internet. You can meet in a chat area and see the person you want to talk to while you are talking to them. This means all your reactions are in real time. It’s almost like being in the same room at the same time. That can change everything for family that is far from each other.

It’s very easy to use. You set up an account and then you can send personalized emails or you can set up times to meet in the chat rooms. Each person needs to have a camera on their phone or computer and the app uses the camera to show you both sides of the conversation. This way you can have a real chat with friends or family. The chats are easy to record if you want to look back on the visit and are easy to pre-program is you want to send a special note.

Having a way to see that special someone is an amazing thing. All you need to do is make sure you and your family have the right software and Talk Fusion can help you with the rest.

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The Philanthropic Side of Avi Weisfogel

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Avi Weisfogel, a well established dentist from the New Jersey area, has recently launched a GoFundMe Campaign in an effort to raise money for Operation Smile. GoFundMe campaigns are set up by individuals or groups in an attempt to raise money for a particular cause or service. Donations can be made by any individual willing to give of their resources. The non for profit that Weisfogel is raising money for, Operation Smile, works to offer treatment to children around the world that are born with cleft palate and other mouth deformities. The areas that Operation Smile volunteers work areas where there is not a good source of healthcare such as Southeast Asia, Africa and some parts of South America. Operation Smile was started by Dr. William Magee and his wife who decided to begin doing operations in the Philippines to address some of the birth effects like cleft palate. Soon, the demand outgrew their efforts and Operation Smile was established. Now they have hundreds of volunteers that work around the world.

Avi Weisfogel began is studies in Biology and Psychology at Rutger’s University. Soon after that, he continued on to University College of Dentistry in New York where he completed his Dentist degree. Weisfogel quickly began his dentistry work at Old Bridge Dental Care in New Jersey. He established a name for himself in that area and even won an award for the Best Dentist many years. Soon, Weisfogel’s interest turned in another direction: sleep apnea.

Starting out on his own, Avi Weisfogel founded and operated Dental Sleep Masters Seminars which was based out of New Jersey. He dedicated himself to teaching people how to treat their sleeping disorders with a specialization in sleep apnea. The business grew successfully and he has been in this field for over 16 years. Over the years, Weisfogel has spread his knowledge and interest in sleep apnea to fellow dentists. He started Healthy Heart Sleep as well as Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients in an effort to educate fellow doctors and dentists on the causes and cures of sleep apnea. Weisfogel continues work in this area and currently resides in New Jersey.

Follow Avi on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on his GoFundMe campaign.

This article recapped http://www.pr.com/press-release/653683

Keith and Keely Mann Start Scholarship Program for Professional Achievement

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Keith Mann began his professional career in the executive search industry as a managing director at Dynamics Executive Search. In 2002 he formed Alternative Investment Practice within Dynamics Executive Search, sensing that the hedge fund industry was not being sufficiently served by the executive search industry. In 2006 Keith Mann furthered his endeavors into the private equity industry, and in 2009, he formed Dynamics Search Partners, an executive search firm where he is currently CEO. Keith Mann works with firms in the United States, Asia and Europe.

In an article published by Business Wire, the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement award was announced. The award is available to one senior from one of the Uncommon School’s Brooklyn high schools. Keith Mann is a known philanthropist.

The Keith and Keely Mann scholarship is open to all graduating seniors who attend any of the Uncommon Charter High Schools in Brooklyn, New York. This year’s application process will be open until Feb. 29, 2016. One lucky winner will be determined by the end of March 2016, and he or she will receive a $5,000 scholarship which can be used towards their college tuition at any college or university of their choice.

Uncommon Schools was formed to found, manage and run numerous urban charter, public schools. These charter, public schools are dedicated to closing the achievement gap for students from poor families and prepare these students to attend and graduate from college.

In 2015-2016, Uncommon Schools managed a network of 44 charter, public schools across Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York serving over 14,000 students in grades K-12.

Follow Keith on Twitter, Vimeo, and Facebook to stay up to date on his philanthropic endeavors.

Read the full article here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160125006525/en/Keith-Mann-Announces-2016-Scholarship-Professional-Achievement

Get A Handy Worker For Cleaning Services Within One Day

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For some, cleaning a home is something they love to do and can’t wait to get to it, no matter how many times a month they clean their home. For others, cleaning their home is something they don’t look for to it all and would rather that someone else do the work. Although every person has a different way that they look at cleaning their home, it doesn’t make a difference because everyone can get help if they need it, especially if they are willing to hire a cleaning company. Most people prefer to clean on their own, but sometimes, help is needed, so Handy is a company that can help.

Handy has created a cleaning business that has spawned other services as well, such as painting, moving, plumbing, electrical services and more, and all of the services are available under one umbrella, which is the Handy company. Those who’ve never heard of Handy before can easily find a lot of information about the company online, especially since they’ve grown tremendously in popularity over the last year. Handy does mostly cleaning for homes, but all of their services have been utilized by many different customers.

Many need cleaning services because most people have a home that they want cleaned but may not be able to clean it for one of many reasons. The cleaning service is not only reliable but also reasonable in cost, and creating an appointment is not hard either. Those who want to make an appointment for a Handy cleaner to come out can simply go to Handy’s app, which is where they’ll be allowed to create an account.

Depending on the circumstances, it’s possible to create an appointment that will allow workers to come out the very next day, instead of making the customer wait for longer periods of time. Handy takes pride in their workers to the point where they screen each worker, insure each worker, and each worker is background checked as well. Those that hire a Handy worker for cleaning services will only get the best workers that are very professional as well as courteous.

Follow Handy on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on all of their services!

Sanjay Shah Leads Solo Capital Into Stellar Earnings

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Solo Capital, an international boutique financial services company has performed a rescue merger as speculated the company, lead by Sanjay Shah, will either take-over or merge with the natural resources stock brokerage firm, Old Park Lane Capital. Old Park Lane was set up in 2007 by its present CEO, Michael Parnes and deals mostly in international dual listings, CFDs and equities trading. Solo Capital has already established a presence within the firm with an appointment of it’s chief executive, Anne Stratford-Martin to Park Lane’s board of directors with hopes to bolster the profitability of the slumping company.

Solo Capital was incorporated in September 2011, specializing in professional sports investments, proprietary trading and consulting. Within four years the company has pared well with a cash flow of £30.26 million and assets of £67.45 million. As reported in The Sunday Times, Mr. Shah himself has also had a bumper year and was able to pay himself £19 million at the end of fiscal year 2013. Solo Capital’s divers group of professionals are leaders in the niche market of professional sports investments including talent acquisition as well as acting as commercial advisors and representatives.

Sanjay Shah started his education studying medicine yet decided to take another route into the world of financial business. Working as an accountant he amassed an impressive resume employed by top financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch until the 2007-2008 economic disaster made his job redundant. Instead of settling for have been a modest position with another firm, Mr. Shah started his own brokerage company, aptly named Solo Capital.

These days Sanjay Shah spends much of his time working on behalf of the charity he founded when he and his wife discovered their youngest son was autistic. His foundation, Autism Rocks, is committed to raising awareness and advancing research to cure autism. The idea was born while he entertained rapper Snoop Dogg at his home in Dubai. The first invitation only Autism Rocks concert was held in 2014 and featured super entertainer Prince. The success of the initial has led to others featuring such well known musicians as Micheal Buble, Drake, Lenny Kravitz as well as many well known DJs.

You can follow them on LinkedIn.

13F Filing Shows Highland Capital Top 10 Results For 3rd Quarter

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Although it represents less that 25% of James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management Lp total assets listed in the US, the hedge fund portfolio decreased by $1.49 billion from the previous quarter, from $4.91 to $3.42 billion. Five biggest new purchases of the 69 new stocks are:

> SPY-SPDR S&P 500 ETF TR 350,000 shares for $67.07 million
> AMZN -Amazon Com Inc 45,515 shares for $23.35 million
> EGRX-Eagle Pharmaceuticals 239,508 shares for $17.73 million
> DHR – Danaher Corp Del 202300 shares for $17.24 million
> ITCI- Intra Cellular Therapies Inc 396,982 shares for $15.90 million

Highland Capital also increased its stakes in American Airlines by 60%, Patterson Companies by 16%, Kinder Morgan 173%, Corning Inc 18% and Salesforce Com Inc by 18% and decreased its stakes in Salesforce Com by 213%, Burlington Stores by 10% and LDR Holding by 69%. It also sold all its share in XBI-Spdr Series Trust (PUT), NHF-Nexpoint Cr Strategies Fd, EVHC-Envision Healthcare Hldgs, MCK-McKesson Corp, and LH-Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs. Reduced positions include Ishares Tr by 52%, American Airline by 56%, American Express by 17.f4% Anadarko Pete Corp by 77% and NRG Energy by 21%.

Its top three holdings are American Airlines, Salesforce Com and IsharesTr, almost 14% of its US listed securities. Its sector allocations are 20% in Health Care, 18% in Information Technology, 18% in Finance, 12% in Energy and 10% for Consumer Discretionary. It is speculated that these changes represents a gradual building of positions, value, momentum or better results. An SEC registered investment adviser, Highland Capital Management’s Jim Dondero, co-founder and president has over 30 years of experience in investing and helped to pioneer Collateralize Loan Obligation (CLO) use. Since 1990 when Jim and Mark Okada formed the Protective Life Insurance Corporation joint venture to today, Highland Capital Management has become one of the industry’s most experienced and largest investment advisers and manages $21 billion of assets along with its affiliates. Jim is also a Certified Management accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. With his knowledge and experience at work, Highland Capital Management will continue to provide value to investors, protecting capital, offering unique products and pursuing new opportunities.

In addition to his role with Highland, James also serves on the board of directors on American Banknote Corporation, NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and MGM studios among them. He has also won several awards including the HFM Award in 2012 for Best 40 ACT Fund and 2013 Rising Star of Mutual Funds as well as The Street’s 2011 Best Stock Mutual Fund, Long/Short Category. Many wise investors will continue to trust in his management skills and will reap the benefits. The 3rd quarter results for Highland Capital can be found on OCTAFinance.

Brad Reifler, Changing the Face of American Investing

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Brad Reifler, Founder and CEO of Forefront Management Group, LLC, admits that for most of his career as an investment banker the he has focused on 1% of investors who are accredited by the SEC to the exclusion of the 99% who failed to qualify. Not until two personal experiences that really hit home with Mr. Reifler did he realize that the 99%, the overwhelming majority of Americans, have very few real investment opportunities. At that point, he set out to change the game, shifting the entire focus of his company to make investment more accessible to the masses. Reifler offers five tips to the 99% that can help to ensure safe returns on properly used funds.

1. Be goal oriented and be careful. For Reifler, this doesn’t always mean playing it very safe. It means carefully considering the steps you take before jumping into something. Think about risks, charges, and expenses while executing your investments to ensure the maximum return.

2. Make sure your money is safe. Don’t leave things to chance, and be sure you know what is going on with your own finances at all time.

3. Diversify. Don’t put all your money in one place, especially if that one place is the stock market.

4. Get to know and trust your investment manager. By keeping a good, open, working relationship with your financial manager, you ensure that communication is open when questions or potential problems arise.

5. Recognize why you’re investing. What is your objective? Be careful about the amount you invest at one time, but if you see something working, add to it. Be smart with your money, know when to stay and when to go.

Diversity is key to investment success, but until now, it’s a strategy that only the wealthy have been privy to. Diversification options are limited for the 99% because a person must have a net worth over 1 million dollars, excluding his or her home, or have an annual income over 200,000 in order to make any legal contributions to hedge funds, public funds, and commodities funds. Forty-four percent of American’s have less than six thousand dollars in savings, and therefore, have zero access to major diversification options.

Originally, these laws were created to protect share holders from risky investments, but the laws have become antiquated as they have not been adjusted to the changing needs of America. To solve this problem, Brad Reifler began developing a public fund that ‘Joe Average’ American can invest in. His company now focuses on the 99% and has developed an investment plan specifically designed for them. The plans not only provides noticeable returns on investment, but access to those returns as well. Reifler goal is to make investment accessible and less scary for the average person through education and understanding.  Follow Reifler on Twitter for further information about where his career might be going.

Things Are Looking Up For Olympic Valley

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Over the last four years Olympic Valley has had its share of some pretty tough times. First a drought came along that was so epic, businesses were forced to remain closed during their most profitable months of the year. As you can imagine, this had a negative impact on the community as a whole.

But that wasn’t the only problem brewing in the Lake Tahoe community. Incorporation Drive, an organization run by Fred Ilfield, decided they wanted to come in and incorporate the city.

Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC, wasn’t too fond of the idea. He believed incorporating the area would be a recipe for fiscal disaster. He referred to it as a threat that could lead to big problems for both businesses and residents in the area.

In an article published in the Reno-Gazette Journal, Wirth was quoted as saying, “This was a fundamental long term threat to operating a business, whether it be a wine bar or a ski area in this valley.”

He also said such a move would lead to higher taxes and a decrease in services people in the community depend on such as road maintenance and snow plowing.

To help prevent this from happening, Wirth’s company Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight the organization trying to incorporate Olympic Valley.

Luckily, Wirth and the community of Lake Tahoe came out on top. Eventually incorporation backers decided to withdraw their efforts and move on.

But that wasn’t the only good news the Lake Tahoe community received. Mother Nature showed up and blessed them with some really great weather. It was so great in fact, businesses were able to open a few months earlier than usual. This allowed them the opportunity to recoup some of the money they lost due to the drought.

While incorporation backers feel Wirth acted out of selfishness, Wirth made it clear his objective was, and will always be, to help the community as a whole.

About Andy Wirth

Since 2010 Andy Wirth has been serving as CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. Over the last six years he has worked tirelessly to bring it up to par with other competing ski resorts. After just one year on the job, Wirth managed to rebuild the resorts reputation and help it climb into the top 20 percent of the skiing industry.

Original article: Squaw-Alpine boss looks to turn page on ‘divisive’ fight

The 411 on Solo Capital and its Leader Sanjau Shah

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In September 2011, the beginnings of Solo Capital came about to add another big name to the global financial sector. The company, headquartered in London, England, specializes in financial consulting, proprietary trading, and major sports investments. The company is well on its way to financial success, as it has an asset value of £67.45 million, along with a cash flow of £30.26 million. Its current net worth is at a very stable £15.45 million as of March 2015. (WordPress)

The company’s great beginnings were thanks in part to founder and current CEO Sanjay Shah, whose vast successes in the financial industry have spurred the firms’ quick success. His banking history goes back 14 years, where he has worked most notably at Morgan Stanley as both a consultant and manager, as well as group CEO for State Street Bank and Trust. (ZoomInfo) He also held a Senior Advisory role at KPMG LLP, an audit tax and advisory firm.

Shah holds a unique background, as he originally studied medicine before deciding on going into accounting. He held other accounting positions at places like Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, but his experience at Morgan Stanley helped him create an opportunity to start his own brokerage firm after the financial crisis in 2009. Like his career path, he is known to take less fortunate situations and turn them into positive investments, very evident at the high profile boutique financial services company that Solo Capital is today.

Shah has also used his success to investment as a huge donor and founder of Autism Rocks, an organization designed for raising awareness of autism and fundraising money for university research on the well-known disease. The Solo Capital CEO has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to research organizations particularly to Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre. Part of his desire to contribute to the cause is due in part to a personal nature, as his son became diagnosed with the disease back in 2011.

It is Shah’s hardwork and dedication towards an organization that allows it to shine bright in any situation. Solo Capital has seen itself rise to a level of global recognition with Shah in the driver’s seat from day one, and will likely continue to rise higher so long as he is calling the shots.