George Soros has a Way To Rescue Ukraine

George Soros, the well known public philanthropist who is noted for his political interests, has suggestions about how to address the situation in Ukraine. For the last few years Russia has made several military incursions into Ukrainian territory, and attempted to solidify its influence in the region. While international attention was directed at the area in 2014 in the immediate aftermath of the initial Russian assault, since that time media commentators and the general public have not kept in touch with developments.

Nonetheless, the recent election of Viktor Yanukovych has provided a sense of hope, and made clear the strongly pro-European leanings of much of the Ukrainian population. George Soros, who has maintained an interest in the region throughout, suggests that the US and Europe must invest much greater energy in protecting the “new Ukraine” which has emerged since the election. Primarily, Soros notes that the sanctions applied to the Russian economy by the EU were far more effective than expected, and have done much to negatively impact the Russian economy and therefore stall their more expansive ambitions in the Ukraine region. This provides an opportunity which it is vital that Western elements seize upon.

In addition to intensifying sanctions against Russia, Soros stresses the need to provide wide ranging support and assistance to the new Ukrainian government in a time of fragility and instability. Soros makes clear that this would not only have the direct consequence of aiding the Ukrainian effort, but it would also help strengthen Europe as a whole. As he states in this article examining the Ukrainian situation, “by enabling Ukraine to defend itself, Europe would be indirectly also defending itself”.

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George Soros – The New York Times

George Soros – Forbes

Soros also observes that the burden of, as he puts it, “sustaining Ukraine’s breakthrough” falls especially heavily on Germany. As symbolic figureheads of the European idea, with especially hefty economic clout, much of the responsibility in providing help to the Ukrainians while establishing a clear message to the Russians must go to the Russians.

In following the trajectory of the crisis, George Soros has understood that this is essentially a battle over the future of Europe, and a watershed moment in the future of a united Europe. If Europe can send a clear message to Russia and to powerful nations that do not take the threat of Europe seriously, then it is much more likely to be able to move forward as a community that is taken seriously. As Soros observes, the European community often seems like it is “kicking the can down the road” fumbling from one crisis to the next. This strategy is never likely to expand the influence or prestige of the organization, nor is it going to allow the EU to act as a strong deterrent to aggression within the continent. It is therefore vital that, as Soros urges, the European community, with the help of the US, employ decisive action in the form of robust economic sanctions against Russia, and political and financial support to the new Ukrainian regime.

Learn more about George Soros:
https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/george-soros-shows-why-eu-support-for-ukraine-would-end-up-benefiting-europe?barrier=true

Categories: Financial Problems

How Kenneth Goodgame and His Marketing Skills Can Help

Kenneth Goodgame is one of the top business marketing professionals in the industry and has helped a variety of companies realize their true potential. From his work with True Value and anyone else in need of marketing, sales and also retail merchandising, Kenneth Goodgame is there to offer his own skills and knowledge. Because of his extensive skills and education in all of these industries, he has enabled a variety of companies to see their true potential and to grow to the best of their ability. This is why a lot of people are making use of Goodgame and his services.

One of the best things about Kenneth is that he works exclusively on sales, merchandising and marketing. This has given him an edge when working with store-like companies that deal with these types of things. Instead of attempting to do everything on your own, it is often a good idea for you to consider working with a professional like Kenneth Goodgame who can take on the job for you. What Kenneth Goodgame does for his clients is work closely with their marketing needs to ensure that they are fully satisfied with the work being done for them. Many people find that working with Kenneth Goodgame takes the work out of marketing for them and gives them the steps needed to continue to grow their company.

Once you know how important it is for you to hire a professional marketing agent like Kenneth Goodgame, it is a matter of hiring him and working with him. Kenneth Goodgame can be found on a number of social media accounts and can be reached in a variety of different ways. If you have been wondering about getting help with marketing and merchandising, Kenneth Goodgame is the man for you and can be a wonderful addition to the growth of your company. Many up-and-coming companies are currently using Kenneth Goodgame and his services to realize their dreams when it comes to the company they are trying to grow and run. Make sure to consider this expert for yourself when looking to make changes.

Categories: Businesses

Talk Fusion wins 2016 WebRTC product of year award

Talk Fusion is a global leader in video marketing solutions where innovative solutions for patent-pending video technology is made available for both business consumers and the general public alike. At Talk Fusion, founder & CEO Bob Reina introduced the world’s first instant pay compensation plan while also adhering to an ethical business model that has made the company , a leader in video technology.

It’s Talk Fusion’s dedication to excellence that’s led to the company’s recent receipt of the prestigious 2016 WebRTC product of the year award provided by an online market leader, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC).

TMC CEO Rich Tehrani recognized the company for its superior web real-time communication (WebRTC) space in early March 2016. Tehrani cited Talk Fusion’s ingenuity and excellence in creating its video chat technology as leading factors in the company’s award win. TMC’s WebRTC product award honours endeavours that support browser-to-browser applications for technology such as video chat and TMC has been recognising technology company accomplishments for over 20 years.

Talk Fusion’s award came a month after the company’s cross-device communications platform went live, the video chat app is currently available on iTunes and Google Play stores. Fusion CEO Reina cited the company’s IT team as huge factors in the company’s win, while Fusion director of IT Dr Jonathan Chen saw the achievement as confirmation of the company’s bigger goals to provide real world IT solutions for real people.

Talk Fusion provides video email, video newsletters, sign-up forms, video chat and live meeting technology solutions that add new dimensions for technology solutions.

Avi Weisfogel Involvements in Music and Sports

Avi Weisfogel spends much of his time diagnosing and treating patients with Sleep Apnea and other disorders in his Health Heart Sleep care center. Nevertheless, did you know what he does when he’s not working? Avi Weisfogel is a long-time classic rocks fan particularly those done by musicians Pink Floyd and Billy Joel.

Both Billy Joel and Pink Floyd were the forerunners of Arena Band and Rock that summarized both the progressive and psychedelic rock eras and featuring great songs such as ‘We Don’t Need No Education’ in the famous album ‘The Wall’. These songs reflected the oppression and war-related forces that endangered the human freedom during the 20th century. They reminded Avi of the connection between the many casualties of wars in the earlier centuries and the passion and power that the great leaders like Waters showed when they visited their grandfather’s grave and memorial.

Avi Weisfogel also enjoys following the successes of the New York Rangers Hockey Club. As such, he often hosts a youth hockey camp every year for the club’s smallest fans in what he like to call the Go Skate Program. This program is meant to educate the children between the age of 7 and 15 years about the game, inspiring them to take an interest in the sport.

This year’s program is expected to bring together more than 10,000 regional kids who will be exposed to weekly training between the month of July and September. The program will be hosted in the NY Rangers official playing facility and will be running from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learners will be engaged by trainers from Rangers’ coaching staff, alumni and other professional hockey players recognized across the United States.

New York Rangers has been a huge part of Avi Weisfogel life helping him hold fundraising for children facing challenges or illnesses. Last year, the team participated in the annual Hockey Flight Cancer Campaign that held an awareness event in a game in Arizona Coyotes, raising a lot of money for the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Garden of Dream Foundation was a charity that funded cancer patients in Phoenix, Arizona.

Additional Links on Avi Weisfogel:

http://www.mtv.com/artists/avi-weisfogel/biography/

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/avi-weisfogel#/entity

Eric Pulier Is a Success in the Technology Industry

Technology seems to be getting more advanced every day. Many of the wealthiest people in the world have made their fortune from an exciting tech idea that has taken the world by storm. Eric Pulier is a man who has demonstrated the unique ability to create a tech company and make it successful in a short amount of time. He then sells the company and moves on to his next idea. This has put his services in very high demand. There are many investment companies that are always looking for a profitable business venture to put their money into. The problem is that predicting which companies are going to be profitable is not an easy thing to do. However, investors know that a company with Eric at the helm will have a very good chance of succeeding.

Eric did not grow up with a desire to make a living in the technology field. In fact, he showed little interest at all in technology until he got to Harvard. He began majoring in English literature. However, his roommate introduced him to some people who were involved in a small tech startup. They asked Eric to help out on weekends. He found that he enjoyed the thrill of getting a new company off the ground. Eric knew at that point that he would like to create his own tech startup at some point in the future. Eric completed his English literature degree. He then began to explore all of the career paths that were open to him. He found that a wide variety of companies sought his services. He opted to try out his startup idea. He liked the idea of being his own boss and going into business for himself. It turns out that he made the right choice.

Eric would eventually go on to be involved with many successful startups. His advice would be sought by many people who were looking to create a startup of their own. People would also offer to hire Eric to be the leader of their startup. Eric made a good living by giving paid lectures about the tech startup industry.

John Goullet: Worked His Way Up

I admire men and women that have worked their way up and have built themselves into a certain position in the world. I know that in today’s day and age that nothing comes easy and nothing is handed to it. When you have success or have had succeed, it is because you have earned it through hard work, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to your craft. You won’t stop until you have succeed. That is what has driven John Goullet throughout his career and it is why he has continued his success at Diversant. He is currently the Principal on the Leadership and Advisory board.

When it comes to being a leader, it is something he takes incredibly seriously and doesn’t take for granted. He knows it is a day in and day out job. He knows that he needs to pass on lessons that he has learned in his time to other people. It is a responsibility and a duty. If he can take someone under his wing, show them the ropes, and teach them what he has learned, he has done his job and then some, without a shadow of a doubt. You are talking about a man that used to own his own company and used to figure out solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He has been there and he has done that. With that, you have the knowledge that you can handle anything and everything life throws to you.

This is a man that is also an entrepreneur. It takes a special breed of person to have this type of mentality and work ethic. It means your vision is clear and bright and you go out and you make it happen, no matter what. You don’t come up with excuses and you don’t feel sorry for yourself. You just get results. That is what Goullet has brought to Diversant: results. He is not a fan of excuses or reasons for why something didn’t get accomplished. Again, you are talking about a problem solver here and you won’t find a problem solver that is better than John Goullet.

James Dondero bands together with Linda Owen in a move to plan for the expansion of Highland Capital Management, L.P.’s Philanthropy

Linda Owen has joined hands with Highland Capital Management, L.P. (HCM) becoming of the management of HCM’s philanthropic activities. Linda Owen shall conduct her operations in collaboration with The Dallas Foundation, which runs HCM’s charitable giving fund.

Highland Capital Management, L.P. is a firm registered with the SEC as an investment advisor. The firm was founded in 1993 and is currently managing assets worth more than $17 billion. The firm was founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada. Mr. Dondero is the current president of the organization.

Mr. Dondero has accumulated vast experience in equity markets and credit management in a career spanning over 30 years. Before the inception of HCM, Mr. Dondero was the CIO of GIC where he helped create Protective Life in 1989, a subsidiary that had accumulated assets under management of over $2 billion by 1993. In the year 1985 to 1993, James worked at American Express as a corporate bond analyst and a portfolio manager.

A commerce graduate of University of Virginia, James Dondero, majored in finance and accounting. He is a certified public accountant, a chartered financial analyst, and a certified management accountant. Besides being HCm’s president, Dondero is also the chairman of Nexbank, CCS medical, and cornerstone healthcare. He also serves MGM studios and American banknote as a board member.

Linda Owen is a respected civic leader based in Dallas and The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation’s former president. Dondero lauded her ability to initiate public-private partnerships proved during her service on various foundations and nonprofit organizations. In her words, Linda expressed optimism about working with The Dallas Foundation towards creating programs that will achieve a positive impact in society.

Highland capital gives over three million dollars annually to charity through The Dallas Foundation. The mainly supported programs are those promoting veterans, the Dallas community, education, and healthcare.

Many organizations have benefited from HCM’s charity operations. Such organizations include the American Heart Association, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas zoo, and the center for brain health. HCM’s philanthropic activities expand beyond funding as its employees and founders also offer managerial assistance and board services to various community organizations.

Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160608006430/en/James-Dondero-Teams-Dallas-Civic-Leader-Linda

The Manse on Marsh Wins An Award

The Manse on Marsh is an independent and assisted living complex that serves San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande and the surrounding areas. The company was recently involved with the Caring Stars award. This is an award for assisted living and memory care communities based on reviews and consumer ratings. This is the second straight year Manse on Marsh has received the award.

To have qualified for the award a company has to have had at least one 5 star rating during the time period from December 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. They also must have an average 4 star lifetime rating. And they would have to have no unresolved bad reviews. The Manse excelled because they had 5 star ratings across the board.

In a recent survey conducted about assisted living facilities a majority of those responding said they relied on internet-based reviews more than personal recommendations by professionals.

From these reviews researchers learned about the facility specific amenities like the Manse’s Care Planning System. Other key services provided by the company includes medication management, meal reminders, and grooming and bathing. In the Arroyo Grande area the Manse on Marsh is the only assisted living community that offers such a comprehensive care planning system.

The Manse on Marsh is located in the downtown district of San Luis Obispo. This is in the heart of the Central Coast, which is near home for families in need of an assisted care facility near Arroyo Grande and Paso Robles.
Some of the better amenities offered are spacious apartments and private homes, restaurant style dining, transportation, social activities, maids, laundry services, and on site nurses.

Categories: Uncategorized

Brian Torchin, Closing the Healthcare Job Gap

Working in healthcare is unforgiving. You need rigorous up to date training, you are overworked, and finding jobs can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Brian Torchin is the CEO and founder of Health Care Recruitment Staffing or HCRC, and he is here to change that notion.

HCRC is there to help hard-working, successful health care professionals find the jobs they deserve. Brian knows full well what it’s like to look for jobs in the healthcare industry. Brian graduated from Plainview – Old Bethpage/ JFK Highschool in 1988 and moved to Newark, Delaware for college. His first career path was working in medicine as a sports chiropractor and physical therapist. He graduated in 1992 from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. Brian specialized in sports medicine and physical therapy and he was all around successful.

As a black belt in Ju Jitsu and following mixed martial arts on TV, he knows how high the demand is for a sports chiropractor. However, he realized his colleagues were having a hard time finding jobs, even with such a high demand. Healthcare companies didn’t have a medium to post healthcare specialty jobs online. Once Brian started HCRC in 2005, that medium became a reality. Healthcare companies can now connect with the specialists looking for work. It’s a win for the healthcare companies and those seeking specialty jobs. Brian currently lives with his wife and son in Philadelphia, PA managing the chiropractic section of HCRC.

Brian recently traveled to Oslo, Norway to keep his chiropractic knowledge up to date.   Check him out on Behance, and read more about Brian’s incredible career on BitsyLink.

Categories: Leadership

Thor Halvorssen Embarks On A Personal Journey To Halt Human Rights Abuses

The founder of the Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen, has recently been making waves for his no nonsense approach towards revealing which nations of the world commit the worst human rights abuses. The path he has taken has set him apart from many in the human rights activism realm who have often looked to avoid revealing the abuses committed by left wing governments, such as Cuba and Venezuela.

Halvorssen himself was born in Venezuela and has seen first hand the problems that have been caused by the ruling socialist government, the abuses suffered by his own family have only added to the need of Halvorssen to expose immoral government acts. Thor Halvorssen has spent a large amount of time assembling an impressive board of directors at the Human Rights Foundation that is currently headed by former chess champion and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Gary Kasparov. The New York based organization accepts donations from a variety of groups, but does not allow any influence over its politics or future programs to be pushed on the group.

Thor Halvorssen has carved out a successful career as a film producer, which has included his work on a number of documentaries based on human rights activism for various groups; one of the most important documentaries Halvorssen has produced tells the story of the Hungarian uprising of the 1950s against the ruling communist regime.

Over the course of recent years Thor Halvorssen has looked to develop a range of programs and forums to aid people from around the world in developing a new aqttitude towards aiding those living in closed societies. According to Time.com, Thor Halvorssen has lent his voice and influence to many causes in recent years, including providing his knowledge to discussions on many issues for major news outlets from around the world. Thor Halvorssen also purchased the left wing magazine “Ny Tid” in 2010 in his family’s traditional nation of Norway.

Follow Thor Halvorssen on Twitter @thorhalvorssn to learn more.