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Charles Koch is a business person based in the United States. He is a great philanthropist too who is respected around the world. He is the chief executive officer, co-owner, and chairperson of the board in Koch Industries. He works closely with his brother, David Koch, who serves as the vice executive vice president for the Koch industries. The two brothers own forty-two percent each in the industry. Charles and David inherited the successful Koch industries from their father, and with a lot of hard work, they expanded it. The business was mainly focused on oil refining and some chemicals. The company now is involved in various activities: process and pollution control products and technology, minerals, fertilizers, fibers, commodity trading polymers and ranching. The Koch industries are known for their quality brands all over the world.

Charles Koch formed a very strong political machine that ever existed in the United States. The political network is controlled by Charles and his brother David. They are also supported by very wealthy individuals in the United States, and this explains why it is very powerful. The network has employed several people in its offices. The wealthy billionaire has made his political network very popular in the United States, and their main aim is to help the helpless individuals in the society. As the 2016 elections get closer, the political machine is getting stronger, although some individuals question the expensive dinners and bonuses given to the employees.

Just recently, Charles Koch announced that he agreed that he agreed with Bernie Senders in a political issue. According to Bernie, the United States is currently experiencing too much inequality. Although the idea of inequality doesn’t have the same meaning, the two have a point. However, Bernie supports an action against inequality that Koch doesn’t agree with.

According to Bernie Senders, there are two-tiered groups of people in the United States that dooms the citizens to live in helplessness and poverty. According to him, several corporations benefit a lot from corporate welfare, and the ordinary people in the society are denied important opportunities and the level playing ground.

Charles Koch agrees with Bernie Senders idea. The Democrats and the Republicans seem always to favor the policies and the regulations that identify the losers and winners. This has led to the cycle of control, cronyism, dependency and poverty in the country. These issues are quite complicated, but it is not the government’s fault. The people in the business world have played a role in it.

Talk Fusion can make your life easier. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to get something done for business or your home communication with friends and family. Talk Fusion is the company that you want to consider. There are an array of useful products on the company website. I have found myself using some of the programs because it saves a lot of time. I don’t have to know much about how certain software works. I can get started without downloading a bunch of other additional software to use their video conferencing or chatting applications.

The thing that I like most about the Talk Fusion is that this company is providing software that I can use to spice up my personal email. I like the video email because it gives me the chance to connect with my family. I use the Talk Fusion software a lot around the holiday. I send out email videos with the family on Christmas and New Year’s Day. All of my friends love these emails because it is something unique and innovative.

I love the way that this software starts so quickly and runs so smoothly. It also have an attractive background and display. I think that all of the clean cut templates are well designed, and there is so much variety. I probably will never use all of the templates that are available for the video email. I think that this was well worth the price that I paid. I doubt if anyone else would find something as good for the price.

I also use this type of software in the workplace because it gives me a chance to access my workers that telecommute. I have found Talk Fusion to be the best resource for business and home because it is affordable. I don’t know of any other systems on the market that is as affordable as this line of products. Sometimes it can be difficult to find products that are both affordable and easy to use. Talk Fusion is the rare find that manages to bring both of these elements together.

New Jersey dentist Avi Weisfogal began his career in dentistry in his office, Old Bridge Dental Care. The New Jersey native is well-acclaimed in his work and has been honored with the title of Best Dentist multiple times throughout his career.

Avi Weisfogel attended Rutgers University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Biology. He then went on to pursue his career in dentistry by earning his Dentist degree-D.D.S at the New York College of Dentistry.

Avi Weisfogel later went on to pursue ownership in his own Dental Sleep Masters Seminars, which advises and educate people about the sleep-related problems that they may be having, namely sleep apnea. He has worked in and around the New Jersey are for nearly two decades.

He founded Heart Healthy Sleep five years ago to help him and other doctors further the knowledge and understanding of sleep-related issues. He began his mission of leading other dentists in seminars three years ago through another program, Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients. His specialty is in sleep apnea, and he has given many lectures to other dentists regarding its symptoms and solutions for stopping sleep apnea. Avi Weisfogel began his lectures with other dentists with an addition to the program two years later, Dental Sleep Masters.

Avi Weisfogel has recently started a new charitable campaign via his GoFundMe project called Operation Smile. This heart-touching project originated in 1982 and was established by Dr. William Magee and his wife. Along with other medical professionals, they began this charitable organization in the Phillippines to help unfortunate children born with oral defects, such as cleft palates and cleft lips. They gathered a group of medical professionals to assist them in their efforts.

This program is still in existence today and is now helping children all over the world with medical staff from eighty different countries. Many free surgeries have been given to over 250,000 children born with facial deformities.

Source: http://www.pr.com/press-release/653683

Keith Mann recently announced the introduction of Keith and Keely Mann scholarship award program in Brooklyn, New York. The MD of Dynamics Search Partners announced plans to enter into a working partnership with Uncommon Schools to help young leaders get quality college education. The award will recognize and motivate the future crop of innovative, young business leaders.

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit organization that manages chartered schools. The head office is situated in New York. It runs a huge network of about 44 public schools across New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey. The schools cater for students from low income families and prepare them for college. They aim to see all students excel and attain a college degree. This is the reason why the scholarship program was well received by the group of schools.

Joe Frick, college counsellor at one of the schools, said that Uncommon Schools was grateful for the generosity showed by Keith and Keely Mann. He reiterated that the scholarship will ensure that one student will be empowered to get a complete college education.

Details of the Scholarship

The scholarship is open to all seniors graduating from any of the schools based in Brooklyn, New York. However, only one spot is available. Applicants are expected to write a detailed essay of 1000 words explaining how a college degree will help them reach their professional goals. The application process will remain open until February 29, 2016. The eventual winner will be announced before March 30, 2016. The recipient will get $5,000 to pay for their college tuition.

Keith Mann and Dynamic Search Partners

Keith Mann co-founded Dynamic Search Partners and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer. This top executive search firm has specialized in sourcing for top talent for hedge funds and private equity firms. It has managed to build an impressive database of skilled professionals and investment executives. They also maintain a huge network of professionals working in the financial industry. Mann has a 15 year experience that has seen him rise to become the CEO of Dynamics Search Partners.

Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160125006525/en/Keith-Mann-Announces-2016-Scholarship-Professional-Achievement

Independent home cleaners have struggled with agreeing on a forum to post their services. When homeowners and renters come across listings, they’re usually free-standing, overpriced, and from a potentially questionable home cleaner. There are no established validation or performance review systems in place, resulting in a hard time hiring home cleaners. Handy, a mobile app for listing cleaning services, has solved this problem, lowered the price of cleaning, and brought more work to independent home cleaners.

More than one million cleaning jobs have been completed since Handy’s inception in 2012, back when Handy was based in Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua’s dorm room, co-founders of Handy. They originally worked up the idea when trying to find housekeepers to clean apartments they were renovating. The pair had a difficult time finding reasonably-priced home cleaners, birthing the idea for what would become Handy.

Handy maintains listings in more than thirty cities around the world. The company has plans to expand its scope in 2016 after receiving a hefty round of funding from several sources last year. Highland Capital Management was one of the companies reported in financing talks.

Independent home cleaning professionals earn tons of exposure using Handy, if accepted, rather than having to spend an exorbitant, grossly unaffordable sum of money on advertising, which only larger companies can afford. Cleaners can use the application for free and are only charged for jobs booked and completed at around a 20% rate, very low for the services and connections Handy provides.

The app now features an option to leave cleaners tips through the interface rather than leaving tips in cash. Other steps are being taken to further improve performance of the app and bring more home cleaners to the fray.

Investment firms that are successfully grown and developed quickly are few and far between. Success has been capitalized for the popular investment firm called Solo Capital. The founder, owner and chief executive officer of Solo Capital is Sanjay Shah. His experience in the accounting and finance industry has helped groom his success as an entrepreneur who has built a very high end, precise and strategic company. Solo Capital specializes in proprietary trading, investment consulting and sport investment consulting. When the company was started, Shah initially had just a few employees. Five years later the company has steadily increased its revenue to the million dollar status. The successes of the company have allowed Sanjay Shah to semi-retire and enjoy his family as well as succeed in other avenues of interest.

He moved to Central London with his family from Kenya, where he was originally born. After graduating high school, he attended King’s College to study medicine. Becoming a doctor was something he decided that he didn’t want to pursue anymore, and started studying accounting and finance. After graduating with his degree in accounting, he began to work for an accounting firm where he learned much his is expertise and knowledge. He decided to start his own brokerage business after growing tired of the everyday commute back and forth from work. It was time for him to start his own business. He had the skills, the expertise and extensive knowledge. He just had to apply it all together. He did just that, and now he is the successful CEO of Solo Capital. After five short years of the business running, it has an estimated net worth of $280 million and has 39 offices in Dubai and Central London. With the success of the business operations, Shah was able to semi-retire and focus his passions and interests on other avenues.

His most recent passion involves a charity that he has founded called Autism Rocks. He had been donating money to autism research for a number of years since he found out his son was diagnosed in 2011, but he wanted to be able to do more. He was urged by his long time musician friend, Snoop Dogg, to get back into the music industry and help raise money that way. Shah was able to work with some of the most famous music artists and help raise money for Autism Rocks through their concerts. At the time of his son’s diagnosis, he was exactly sure what to do or how to help. By working on Autism Rocks, the money made is donated to several different places. One being Cambridge University to help aid in the research and to help families as well as patient’s deal with the effects of autism.

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Highland Capital Management firm posted announced their quarterly 13F. The report only features assets that are in listed in the United States of America, and they represent only 22% of their total assets. Jim’s HCM acquired new positions like the Eagle Pharmaceuticals for $17.73 million, Danaher Corp for $17 million and the Amazon Co Inc. for about $23.35 million. They also managed to purchase new stakes like the Salesforce Com Inc. up by 18%, Patterson Companies by 16% and the American Airls Group by 60%. Highland Capital Management also increased its allocation to the information technology sector up from 16-18%. The quarterly also shows that the company has 12% securities in the energy sector.

James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management L.P. manages an asset base of approximately $21 billion. It was in 1993 and has been a pioneer in the global alternatives, equity management, and credit management. HCM also has ventured in alternative options through a diversity of asset classes and structures. They also boast of having a team of qualified credit managers who also deal with hedge funds, private equities, separate and distressed accounts and the collateralized loan obligations. Customers get to enjoy low cost strategies through our structured organization to suit clients’ preference. Its headquarters are grounded in Dallas Texas and still has offices in Sao Paulo, Seoul, and in New York.
Highland Capital Management was started by James Dondero, who is the Co-Founder and President. Jim has more than 30 years’ know-how in credit and equity markets. He is also an expert in high yield return and distressed investments. Before beginning the company, He started as a trainer at the Morgan Guaranty program in 1984. Amid 1985 to 1989 he was the Corporate Bond Analyst for the American Express before being endorsed to be the Portfolio Manager. One of his greatest achievements while working for other companies is the $2 billion that was generated in a span of 3 years by Protective life.
Jim is an alumni of the University of Virginia and was in the Beta Gamma Sigma fraternity. He was bestowed a degree in finance and accounting being the best in the class. James is also certified to be a public accountant (CPA) and has the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) description. Mr. James Dondero is also involved in a number of charity organizations that deal with education policy, public welfare, and veteran policies. He is also the Chairman of Board of Directors for the following entities; NexBank Capital, HCM Acquisition Company among others. For more info click here.
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The Human Rights Foundation has a simple yet important mission to end civil right violations around the world. This task is not just a service to every living person on planet earth but a labor of love and not without its peril. The people who perform their duties for the HMF are brave, concerned and take action in several different way on the behalf of others. Sometimes these fights are for strangers in far-away regions, and at other times the problems hit very close to home. But no matter what the case, the HRF and its goal remain the same; raise awareness to end the abuse of civil rights.
Any organization is really the actions and reactions of the people who run and support it. And an organization such as the HRF requires members with unique depths and experiences to operate. Thor Halvorssen fits this description thoroughly. He is the founder and president of Human Rights Foundation. He is also founder and patron for other movements and forums. But this man is not just the average run of the mill founder and president. Thor’s passion comes from overcoming and confronting civil rights violations committed to members within his own family.

His father is a survivor of human rights violations whose wrongful detainment, by the Venezuelan government, and torture is known by HFR and Amnesty International. This detainment is the driving force behind Halvorssen’s founding of the Human Right Organization. Through much collaborated effort, this story ends with justice and a prisoner release. Other dealings with the Venezuelan government and Thor’s family do not end as well. His mother is the only victim of fatal gunshots, from agents of the Venezuelan government, released into a calm organized gathering. Thor’s cousin is a politician and prisoner of the Venezuelan government.

When violations such as the ones in film maker Thor Halvorssen’s life occur, the HRF takes action. And although they cannot see into every violation, they collaborate and initiate programs that let other people know what is going on. These programs include everyday advocacy or conferences and even a center for law and democracy. The HRF is all about working with as many people as they can worldwide to call attention to human atrocities.

Do you make at least $200,000 a year or have a net worth of $1 million? If not you are part of the 99 percent. The 99 percent are hard working Americans who just can’t seem to catch a break. This is because they have been sold a bill of goods that simply aren’t true.

You know the saying the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? Well it is completely true. You see, when it comes to the investment world, those in the 1 percent, which are individuals who make $200,000 a year or have a net worth of $1 million, reap all the benefits.

According to an article published on Reuters, those who fall into the 1 percent category have access to commodity funds, public funds and hedge funds that the government literally hides from 99 percent of Americans. To say this is absurd would be an understatement.

That’s why Brad Reifler, founder and CEO of Forefront Capital, has decided to do something about it.

Several years ago Reifler decided to invest in a 529 college savings plan. He thought by doing so, he would be able to pay for his daughters college education without them having to acquire much debt. Boy was he wrong.

When it came time to use the funds, Reifler noticed it was worth less than his initial investment. He soon realized this was a growing dilemma millions of Americans were now dealing with. This experience showed him it was time to make a change.

When Reifler first started Forefront Group, his ideal client was the 1 percent. Now however, after losing so much of his own money, he changed his focus to the 99 percent.

Reifler is now on a mission to change the way Americans are allowed to invest.

One of the biggest problems 99 percenters face is a lack of investment options. To address this problem, Reifler began developing a public fund that could be accessed by all Americans regardless of their income or net worth. His goal is to help 99 percenters grow substantial retirement accounts by harnessing the power of compounded returns.

If you are interested in investing in the public fund set up by Reifler, here are 5 tips he suggests you adhere to:

#1 – Consider all risks, charges and expenses before you decide to invest.
#2 – Make sure your money is safe.
#3 – Never put all of your eggs in one basket.
#4 – Develop a relationship with the person in charge of investing your money.
#5 – Know your objective before you invest.

Sanjay Shah is a well-known businessman and philanthropist who has earned the nickname Captain in the financial world. A graduate of King’s College in London, England Sanjay received his degree in accounting. After graduation he began working for Credit Suisse, ING bank, Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen and Merrill Lynch to name a few of the prestigious jobs he has held. After the financial downturn of 2009 Sanjay left Merrill Lynch and started his own company Solo Capital. In a time of job uncertainty it was a risky venture to undertake. With a handful of college graduates and a small staff Sanjay built a multi-million dollar business in a few short years. Today Solo Capital which is owned by Solo Capital Group Holdings LTD has blossomed into a financial boutique worthy of its praise. Sanjay has acquired 36 companies in countries such as London, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Malta, Kenya, Denmark, Germany and Dubai. His most noteworthy acquisition was Old Park Lane Capital, a private invitation-only brokerage firm whose primary source of trading is natural resources securities. In 2015 Sanjay Shah and his partners purchased 99.9% of Varengold Bank AG in Hamburg, Germany.

Solo Capital groups owns such companies as Luxembourg Aesa S.a.r.l, Autism Rocks, Autism Research Trust, Hooloomooloo Holdings, Elysium Global Limited, Solo Capital, Solo Capital LTD in Dubai, Solo Capital Partners,Solo Group Holdings, Arche Cayman Limited, Ganymede Cayman Limited, Telesto Cayman Limited, SC Developed Market Equities Fund (OEIC) Limited and Varengold Bank to name a few of the various holdings he has amassed in a relatively short amount of time. To date Solo Capital is worth an estimated $280 million dollars.

Since his semi-retirement Sanjay Shah has directed his focus to Autism Research. In 2010 Sanjay set up the Autism Research Trust a charitable organization where he was appointed director in 2013. The trust is registered in England and Wales. In June of 2015 Sanjay Shah bout the Autism Rocks domain name for a staggering $100,000 in the hopes of generating awareness and donations for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is a cause dear to his heart, his son Nikhil, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After consulting with several British organizations the family was referred to the Autism Research Center in Dubai. Since its inception the Autism Research Trust has partnered with Cambridge University’s Autism Research department. Upon realizing there was not much known about this disorder, nor a cure, Sanjay began to brainstorm. He began Autism Rocks to raise awareness and procure donations for research. The first concert was an invitation only event which was headlined by Prince. Since the first concert he has organized several others including the now yearly Blended Festival in Dubai which features big name artists and unsigned acts as well.

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