George Soros Explains His View Of Donald Trump’s Muslim Comments

The Forbes billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist George Soros has recently been responding to calls from Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump for a ban on Muslim people entering the U.S. Soros is a well known supporter of the Democratic party and has used his vast wealth to provide the people of the world with an education and deeper understanding of the system of democracy. Trump’s comments came in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks that had unified the world in opposition to ISIS and other extremist groups; George Soros has used an interview published by Forbes to express his displeasure with the views of the potential Presidential candidate.

George Soros believes the comments of Donald Trump will have a negative effect on many areas of the world that are struggling to cope with the rise of extremism. The well known philanthropist who has been working to provide the values of democracy for the people of Africa and eastern Europe through his Open Society Foundations since 1979 believes the call for the closure of U.S. borders has set back the fight against ISIS. Prior to the comments of Trump a number of governments in the Middle East had reported making significant gains in lands seized by ISIS throughout the region.

The comments of real estate mogul Donald Trump are seen as dangerous for the people of the world by George Soros, who believes the comments made are the perfect recruitment speech for extremist groups. Soros believes the comments have come at a particularly difficult time for the people of Europe who are struggling under the weight of an influx of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also come under fire from Soros for her role in the refugee crisis, which George Soros believes has done little to assist the struggling members of the European Union. For Soros the future of the entire European Union hangs in the balance and could collapse completely should the refugee crisis not be handled effectively.

FIND A NEED AND FILL IT

They say if you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs. Where you see obstacles, a true entrepreneur will see opportunity. Sanjay Shah is well versed in this line and has been widely influential in the world of business. Shah grew up in Marylebone in central London after his parents moved to London. He joined Kings College to pursue a career in medicine but left shortly after for a job in the city. Shah has toiled for several firms including the Morgan Stanley Bank, Dutch bank and ING before starting up his very own brokerage firm.
Shah founded the Autism rocks foundation in 2014 where he currently resides as the CEO. The organization aims at raising Autism awareness as well as conducting research on Autism. In June of 2015, Shah purchased the Autism.Rocks domain for 100,000 dollars. The domain hosts the organization’s web page. Shah is also the CEO of Solo Capital, a consultancy, investment, and trading firm that has its offices in Dubai and London. He started the company after leaving Rabobank the Dutch bank back in 2009.In 2014, Shah had an estimated net worth of 280 million dollars
Shah got inspired to form the autism foundation after Nikhil; his two-year-old son was diagnosed with Autism following an incident related to food intolerance. Since then, Shah has been at the forefront of Autism awareness funding various charities inspired by the condition. Shah launched the Autism Rocks Foundation in Café de Paris in West London raising 200,000 Euros with about 700 people in attendance at the exclusive event. Shah’s musical background and entrepreneurship skills have helped him facilitate donations for the fund holding numerous concerts that raise money for Autism. The list of acclaimed acts the organization has hosted includes Joss Stone, Xavier Rudd, Joss Stone and Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Prince and famed American rapper Snoop Dogg.
Funds raised from these donations go to the Autism Research Trust, which supports the Autism Research Center(ARC). ARC is London based and works to understand further the effects and causes of Autism. ARC has been widely influential in Autism research and is credited with the discovery of the effects of Autism on different parts of the brain with regards to gender.
The Autism rocks foundation aims at empowering kids with Autism and facilitating their everyday needs. Sanjay Shah uses the organization as a means to reach out to children with Autism and help them out. Shah uses his entrepreneurship skills as a means to give back to the community and in doing so has helped create a brighter world for tomorrow’s generation. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

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Securus Technologies Breaks Records of Giving at United Way

Securus Technologies’ Associates broke a company giving record to the United Way’s campaign in 2015. Though the goal that had been set was to acquire $290,000, they managed to collect an impressive $345,763 for their campaign, beating their goal by 19% and topping 2014’s goal by an addition 4%.

Richard A. Smith CEO of Securus Technologies, was quick to point out that when their Associates began working with United Way they only managed to gather $32,995, yet managed to multiply the sum more than ten times for the last year.

2008 was the year Associates at Securus took it upon themselves to offer financial aid to their immediate and national communities who are in dire need of basic healthcare and education. The United Way noticed, and marked their contributions as unprecedented highs for the organization.

For their contributions, Associates were awarded by United Way: Highest Level of Annual Securus Associates Contributions, Greatest Percent Increase Above Annual Goal, Greatest Number of Associates Giving, Greatest Number of Leadership Givers. 

Smith was elated by the accolades, but was moved even more by what they mean for United Way’s work. He cited the level of contributions to be wondrous, and was glad that the amount would improve the lives of others. In some cases even save the lives of some, and sees it as a testament to the quality of the Associates’ hearts.

Development Officer of Resource Development at United Way in Dallas, said that he sees the campaign at Securus to be a model worth emulating. Rather than going directly to Associates for funding, Securus makes an outing of their campaign, fostering an enjoyable environment that increases interest. Though the dollar amount is needed in order for United Way to function and provide service to those impoverished persons who need their help, companies like Securus and their Associates make it happen.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technology provides services to law enforcement and corrections facilities numbering into the thousands. This includes 1.2 million incarcerated persons across North America that utilize their at-home visitation technologies to connect with family. Registering for video visitation is easy and the app is free, so all you have to do is connect it to your device. Get the app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.securus.videoclient&hl=en

Securus also connects these facilities with emergency services, public information, and incident management. Through Securus, inmate communication is also monitored, which includes biometric technologies, allowing law enforcement agencies to ensure that inmates are accounted for. Their presence in these facilities make the surrounding communities safer by assisting the civil and criminal justice system to operate at a higher degree of efficiency.

News From Reputation Management Company: Status Labs

When businesses come together to network, reputation matters. When new clients come in to speak with you or one of your associates, reputation matters. When you are invited into a meeting with a new corporation, your reputation proceeds you. People who have good online reputations find that their contacts enjoy hosting them, and they will likely see an increase in their sales margins. The practices of maintaining great online reputations are not as simple as you might think. If they were simple, then we could handle them ourselves, but they take a lot of analysis. Some people don’t have the same access to these resources as others. One company that knows how to provide for and maintain properly the reputations of their clients is Status Labs.

Online Reputation Managers With A Great Reputation

Let’s take a moment to look at Status Labs’ reputation. The company has been around since 2012, and their growth in revenue in this short time might seem impossible to many, but the company grew 939 percent in just three short years. The company has a strong leadership that relies heavily on the hard work and knowledge of the teams that maintain Status Labs’ clients.

The maintainance of an online reputation might seem simple at first, but it is a very complex operation that you can better understand by taking a deeper look at Status Labs’ website by clicking this link. Status Labs is at the top of their industry, and they are run by Darius Fisher, their President. The company has its headquarters in Austin, Texas. They lead the reputation management for several Fortune 500 Companies and many great public figures.

When someone meets another person that they consider doing business with, they often visit popular search engines to see what they can find on the individual. This is a common practice today, and this is why Status Labs is so important to helping us look great.

If you would like to read the article I found about Status Labs, take a look at New On 6’s fine work.

Koch not happy with Republian candiates

Charles Koch, co-owner and CEO of Koch Industries, said in a recent news article that he is not satisfied with the field of candidates the Republicans have offered in the 2016 U.S. Presidential race. His company is one of the largest in the nation and he is one of the worlds most wealthy men. He has pledged to spend more than $900 million on the upcoming elections to help get republicans elected. Even though he is not overly pleased with them, he plans to still endorse a candidate and to spend the money he pledged before the election.

He gave the interview to The Guardian, a British publication, and some others, to try to set the record straight on what he is trying to do. He said the mainstream media, as well as other outlets and the government itself, have misrepresented what he is about, and so he is speaking publicly more to get his message out there. He said because he is the one that is being demonized, he feels like he needs to speak out more to let people know what he is really about. Koch describes himself as a classic liberal. He is still a believer in Republican ideals, but may feel they go too far at times.

Koch supports conservative issues and is a big proponent of free market economics. This means he wants to let businesses operate with a minimum of regulation by the government. He believes these principle will spur economic growth and be better for everyone over time. He is involved in giving to many groups and has founded an economic studies center at George Mason University.

Koch said in the article that he has a hard time getting enthused about the Republican field because the issues he feels are important are not being talked about very much. He criticized Donald Trump’s suggestion of making all Muslims register with the government as a violation of basic American freedom. He also disagrees with Republicans who want to bomb Muslims because some are terrorists. He points out that it is hard to define who terrorists are and you cannot bomb every Muslim person in the world.

While Republicans seem to support war efforts, Koch was critical of the two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said America has been there for 12 years and has not accomplished anything. He said our presence there has not made us safer from terrorism.

This article recapped http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/08/charles-koch-disappointed-republican-candidates-us-election-2016

Sad News: Homejoy Files for Chapter 11

The home services industry is experiencing ups and downs. Some companies are up and others are down. The San Francisco-based home-services company Homejoy is entering a downward spiral. The business has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amidst legal and revenue troubles.

Homejoy seemingly had a lot going for it. The business was offering services in several countries, received a huge amount of investment capital, launched a great advertising campaign, and seemed to offer something the public wanted. Apparently, the consumer public prefers to book home-related services through Homejoy’s competitor Handy.

Handy shows the world what success in the home-services industry looks like. The Handy app has earned millions upon millions and the company is currently estimated to be worth around $500 million. A recent round of new investment funding hopes to expand Handy’s presence in even more cities across the nation. Revenues are sure to increase further for the company co-founded by entrepreneur Oisin Hanrahan seems to be on the ascent.

Handy owes a lot to its success and the extensive screening process required for freelancers is one of them. The ability to easily book talent via an app is another. Finding, paying for, and even tipping freelancers is possible through the app. With competitor Homejoy landing in bankruptcy court, nothing seems to be standing in the way of any further Handy’s success.

Homejoy did not offer very many services to potential customers. Fewer services mean fewer customers and that means smaller revenues. Investment funding can only take a business so far. At some point, a venture has to turn a profit. Homejoy was launched in 2013. Money obviously ran out very quickly since the company didn’t last three full years before falling into financial trouble.

A lack of customers is not the only reason behind Homejoy’s woes. Independent contractors affiliated with the company filed suit claiming they are employees and deserved of employee protections and benefits. Legal costs surely caused even more financial disasters for Homejoy.

Homejoy might be able to survive, but the odds of a comeback are looking really bleak at this point.

This article recapped ttp://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2015/12/17/home-services-startup-homejoy-files-for-bankruptcy/

Dick DeVos Reveals Details Of His Family’s Philanthropy

Many of the world’s most famous business people reveal much about the charitable giving they do on a regular basis. In contrast, Dick DeVos has maintained a large amount of secrecy about the foundation he operates with his wife, Betsy; a few details have now been released by MLive providing an insight into the activities of one of the best known foundations in the U.S. Assets of almost $50 million were reported for the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation at the end of 2013, alongside of charitable donations made of around $7 million in the same year. Unlike many other foundations the work of Dick and Betsy DeVos takes in a range of programs and giving opportunities, which include support ranging from just $250 to more than $1 million for different programs.

The DeVos family has worked hard to be left in a position to provide support for many groups within the Grand Rapids area and the U.S. as a whole. A net worth of more than $1.5 billion has been reported for Dick DeVos after his expert leadership of the AmWay group improved the financial position of the company. A family tradition of charitable giving began with Richard DeVos and has been continued by Dick and Betsy as they initially looked to improve the Grand Rapids, Michigan area the family is based within.

I am incredibly grateful to my parents for initiating and encouraging by example the tradition of philanthropy within our family. We are happy to be a part of this great community!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Monday, January 4, 2016

Many educational and civic programs have been supported by the DeVos Foundation, which has seen the family provide support for the growing number of charter high schools in Michigan, including the West Michigan Aviation Academy Dick and Betsy founded. Dick is a pilot of both airplanes and helicopters himself, and this hand in hand with his passion for education is what drove he and Betsy to found the school.

The good works of Dick and Betsy DeVos in the field of education do not end at the high school level, but continue as far as masters education for those awarded scholarships. The focus of scholarships programs is wide ranging and includes support for those seeking to further their education in the field of finance and the arts.

Dr. Weisfogel Helps Collect To Help Others In Need

The number of people that will actually take a stand to help others is little. People may try to help their own but will never reach out to others in need. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is taking a stand to help others. He set up a GoFundMe campaign to help those people that are unable to afford help. Operation Smile is the charity that the Go fund me is helping. Every dollar will go to give another child hope of having the facial or dental surgery they need to prosper. Why it is that little children have these birth defects is a mystery but understanding how to repair them is knowledge. The love and generosity of so many people are helping these little children to have the surgery that is cosmetically changing their lives.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a dental surgeon that began his career working with people in the dental office. After treating many individuals by pulling teeth, filling teeth, whitening teeth, or doing root canals, he is now working to help others learn about dental mouth guards. He is working with his colleagues in his Dental Sleep Masters business. He holds lectures and seminars to teach people in the dental profession how to use dental appliances. He hopes to reach 50 or more people every month. He also works with people that are having difficulties sleeping due to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that many adults have to deal with.

Sleep apnea is diagnosed through a few tests. One of these tests is the sleep study. A sleep study not only measures your oxygen levels while you sleep but also measures how many times you stop breathing while you are sleeping. Individuals that stop breathing while sleeping stand a higher risk of developing issues with other major organs in the body. This is because of the decrease in oxygen levels in the body. The results of sleep apnea are something that Dr. Avi Weisfogel is teaching. He hopes his mouth guards can help some of these people sleep better. He is working with other dentists to provide this necessary help to others. Along with his business partner, Dr. Weisfogel is working to help people with some of the issues that affect eating and sleeping.

It is hopeful that many people will donate to the go fund me campaign for Operation smile. children that are born with these birth defects will surely appreciate the surgery and the parents will be grateful as well. Follow Avi on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on his campaign.

Keith Mann Shows His Support For The NYPD

Keith Mann has a special place in his heart for police officers. His wife’s uncle has been a detective for the Staten Island police department for quite some time. So when NYPD police officers were being attacked by protesters in early 2015, it really hit home for Mann and his family.

After hearing all the bad news Keith decided he wanted to step up and do something as his way of saying “Thank You” to all the officers who put their lives on the line every single day to help keep the city safe.

He decided to send the entire 54th Street precinct lunch on two separate occasions in an effort to help boost moral and show his support for all the good officers out there who work hard to keep us all safe.

Keith Mann was quoted as saying, “Our officers deserve to be thanked for their service, not attacked in their attempts to keep people safe. Policemen have families too and are people just like you and me behind those uniforms.”

The rising violence towards police officers has been a cause of serious concern for Mann and his family. He believes citizens should work with police officers and not against them.

For those of you who aren’t sure who Keith Mann is, he is a New York philanthropist and businessman who co-founded Dynamic Search Partners in 2001. He has worked in the executive search industry for almost 20 years and is considered an expert when it comes to hedge fund compensation, staffing and hiring.

Currently Keith Mann serves as CEO of DSP and oversees the day to day management of the company. He regularly works with Uncommon Schools, a non profit charter public school that helps start and manage schools for low income students, to help ensure students get the tools they need to find employment upon graduating college.

Yeonmi Park’s Harrowing Tale Draws North Korea’s Ire

Yeonmi Park’s story is heartbreaking in so many ways. The woman, who escaped with Yeonmi Park’s mother from North Korea as a young teenager, recounts her story in Reason’s article titled Yeonmi Park’s North Korean Defector Story, and her recollection of living in North Korea depicts a harsh life, with little food and no freedoms. Park says that, at time, her family had to eat grass and insects to keep from starving. Naturally, the North Korean government is attempting to discredit her story, but the government is so secretive that they will not release any proof that Park’s stories  on The Reason are exaggerated. What is especially dismaying is that North Korean news agencies are reporting that Park is a liar and a “puppet of human rights plotters”, pointing out several discrepancies in her account. It’s not surprising that a young girl, traumatized by sexual abuse and fearful for relatives back in North Korea, would hide or change some of her story. Park also explains that she was not very fluent in English when she first spoke about what happened to her in North Korea and in China. Today, Yeonmi is a 22 year old activist and author with an international book tour. She hasn’t forgotten her harrowing escape from North Korea and the perilous journey through China: Park is busy insisting the global community needs to help North Koreans realize that they have rights. She’s also urging China not to send refugees North Korean back home; Park claims that she and her mother would have committed suicide before going back to North Korea.