In an article that appeared in VentureBeat, FreedomPop’s next step was revealed. They announced that their customers will be able to access WhatsApp for no charge. The roll out of this plan will begin in Spain and users will be able to use the app regardless of their current plan.
This popular messaging app is used by over a billion users worldwide. FreedomPop is not the first company to offer the popular app for free. Other companies have done the same in other markets, but have not always been well received. Due to certain laws in a variety of markets, it is illegal to offer the services. However the EU has decided to let nations decide for themselves what services they will allow. This ruling allows FreedomPop to launch their new plan in Spain.
FreedomPop was to make it clear that they are not in a partnership with WhatsApp or Facebook. They are offering the app completely on their own. FreedomPop has been able to create a platform in which they can offer the messaging app without Facebook being behind the push. So what is in it for FreedomPop? They are hoping that by offering the most used app in Spain for free, it will result in more paying customers. FreedomPop is considering doing something similar in some of their other markets.
The original article can be read here: http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/20/mvno-freedompop-has-a-grand-plan-to-sign-you-up-zero-rated-whatsapp-access/
Athleisure clothing is on the rise, and big name news sources, like CBS News at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dressing-down-the-rise-of-athleisure/, are beginning to take notice. Describing how casual Friday has actually become a daily thing, the news source described how Americans and their constant need to be comfortable have allowed the clothing type to skyrocket in popularity. Offering slight insight of Fabletics as to the greater good this clothing actually contributes to has truly sparked reader’s attention, and their desire to learn more.
In hindsight, this style of clothing from Fabletics is not an attempt to abolish dressy occasions, but to instead eliminate the disdain most Americans feel for needing to get dolled up, and partake in a night spent in discomfort. Athleisure wear of Fabletics offers the ability to look like you did not just roll out of bed, but actually invested some effort in your appearance. The bonus for you is that you do not have to constantly adjust your attire in the hopes that it will magically become more comfortable. It is comfortable, and you look wonderful in it!
Leading the industry for this groundbreaking clothing is Fabletics by Kate Hudson. Swimsuits, leggings, vibrant tank tops, and even athletic dresses compose the line, and women cannot get enough of the new releases. Ultimately inspiring a healthy, mobile lifestyle for women contributes to a healthy mentality that also leaves you feeling fierce. Step away from the mirror, beautiful, and head to the gym, or out on the town–whichever you prefer!
Matt Labash, a top writer for the Weekly Standard, wrote a profile on Thor Halvorssen detailing his efforts to fight against oppressors or tyrants. In the piece, Troublemaker for Tyrants, he reveals that Thor is not like other human rights activist.
The article also gives an insight into Thor’s past and private life by detailing his family background. Thor comes from a family that is associated or related to presidents. His mother traced her background from Cristobal Mendoza, who was Venezuela’s first president while his grandfather was part of the Norwegian King’s envoy. Most of his descendants had taken part in numerous efforts for liberation causes in the past such as the Latin America’s liberation from Spain.
With such a background, Thor represents the new generation activist for individual liberty. He has witnessed first-hand the dangers of human rights violation through his parents.
Fighting Tyranny in North Korea
Thor through his team of Human Rights Foundation has been making significant efforts to fight against oppression in North Korea. Over the years, they have been smuggling various items such as giant slingshots and stealth USBs. They also drop balloons filled with cash, entertainment, and anti-regime leaflets. In addition, HRF established a Hack Them Back Campaign geared towards raising money to support defector groups in North Korea.
Thor Halvorssen represents all the individuals in society who uphold the essence of safeguarding human rights. Other than silently keeping it to himself, Thor is a human activist who is hands on when it comes to promoting his cause or what he believes. He is the Chief Executive Officer and President of The renowned New York-based, Human Rights Foundation. His interest in championing for human rights started in 1989 while in London where he organized an anti- South African Apartheid campaign.
At the University, he was a judicial advisor for those students indicted for various offenses in the university judicial system. Thor was also awarded the Ivy Day Award due to his support for the student or individual rights. Apart from human rights advocacy, he has been part of various councils and boards such as the Charter School Advocacy Program as well as the Armando Valladares Foundation.
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The U.S. Money Reserve was discussed on CBS19 recently under its host, Eric Dye. The President of the U.S. Money Reserve, Philip N. Diehl, went into discussion about the company’s history as well as their principles, which contribute to their success as the largest distributor of gold, silver and platinum government issued coins.
During questions about his background in the markets for precious metals, Diehl stated that he used to be the Directer at the U.S. Mint. He held this position for many years and still considers it to be the most rewarding part of his career by providing him with the needed experience and background that allows him to lead at the U.S. Money Reserve.
The company easily stands above the competition because of the excellent staff and their deep training in the field. They receive a broad amount of knowledge on all golds around the world, the grades of gold and silver, and the history of precious metals in general. Read more: In Recognition Of The 75th Anniversary, The U.S. Money Reserve And The U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Combine Efforts To Raise A Bronze Lone Sailor Statue At Pearl Harbor
The U.S. Money Reserve provides great customer service and their goal is not to just gain clients, but to offer the highest quality services and support to maintain and grow their current client base for many years to come.
With several hundred thousands people as part of their client base, they’ve still managed to obtain the necessary staff and education to maintain and increase this number. One of the most popular achievements of the U.S. Money Reserve is their 50 States Quarter Board, where they launched their first platinum coin of Government issue. Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/u-s-money-reserve
Diehl expressed what he felt was the biggest impact on the precious metals market over the past 20 years during Enterprise Radio. He explains different factors that play a role, which can be seen in a report located on PR Newswire. The first factor is the financial crisis of 2008, which created fear in the markets. Read more:
This fear causes many to take flight in hopes of saving the value they have, a sort of insurance. For centuries, gold has played a role on valuation of assets, and it will continue to be that way for many centuries more. There is also a growing demand from Electronically Traded Funds for gold, or Gold ETF.
The next factor is the uncertainty of monetary policies and the directions they will take among the Federal Reserves. The liquidity of Electronically Traded funds created a downturn in the market. Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.youtube.com/user/usmrwebvideos
The final factor is the increasing value of the current dollar. However, what many people don’t know is that a majority of the gold demand is out of India and China.
John Goullet is a 54 years old American citizen who resides in New York City, USA. Mr. Goullet John is the acting president and the chief executive of Diversant LLC Company. John is a man of diverse skills. He attended his college education at Ursinus College, where he was equipped with lots of experience in computer programs and offering IT solutions on a competitive basis.
In his entire career, Mr. Goullet has also worked with Info Technologies, a privately held company that provides computer solutions at a global level. In Diversant Incorporation, Mr. John Goullet primary responsibilities include providing web solutions, assurance of quality services, and handset development.
Diversant LLC is a privately registered company that provides information and technology solutions at an international level, mostly based in the United States. The company offers computer solutions on a permanent and temporary basis to fit the needs of the clients. John Goullet has a competitive and friendly team that works to meet clients’ needs in an affordable manner.
In his era as the principal of Diversant LLC, CEO Goullet has expanded the company undertakings and establishing the company in other countries. Diversant Company offers quality services such as network operations and engineering, development of applications, and support of infrastructure. Investor Goullet also specializes in other fields such as entrepreneurship and consultation services.
John Goullet met the limelight of his career after founding his company in 1994, an instance that led him to resign as a computer consultant. His commitments and dedications have awarded him some recognition due to the relationship he holds with his clients. Diversant LLC is ranked as one of the most expanding company in the capital market.
Entrepreneur Goullet is one of the best retailers in the United States. He has been working for the wellbeing of his clients rather than personal interests. John Goullet has been having a sole mission of taking this company to another level due to the changing market dynamics. His commitments, expertise, and drive have acted as the main factors leading to the achievements of Diversant LLC Company.
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Dynamics Search Partners operates in one of the toughest markets of all for financial employment/executive placement firms. Dynamics Search Partners is located in New York City, the epicenter of the financial industry. The firm succeeds thanks to its methodical approach to finding the right persons for specific jobs and then effectively placing them at the right company.
Keith Mann founded Dynamics Search Partners is 2009. Prior to founding this company, Mann was heavily involved in the world of hedge funds and finance. Mann’s experience in hedge funds and private equity fuels his perspectives on how to manage Dynamics Search Partners. His managerial approach has proven to be very successful considering the firm has placed many exceptional professionals in critical positions of authority at numerous companies.
Keith Mann has made it a mission in life to find the best people to fill positions at hedge fund firms. Contributing skills to the financial markets is not all Keith Mann invests his time in. Mann also is very committed to helping the next generation of young persons looking for educational opportunities.
Keith Mann is doing his part to help direct funds to those students in need. Mann has teamed up with Uncommon Schools, a charter school operation that manages several educational institutions in the Brooklyn area. Graduating seniors from the various Uncommon Schools locations in Brooklyn have the opportunity to take advantage of a $5,000 scholarship funded by Keith Mann. Additionally, Keith Mann has done a lot of fundraising for the students at Uncommon Schools. Mann has raised in excess of $20,000+ to help cover scores of costs.
The success of Dynamics Search Partners has allowed Mann to provide charitable support to local schools. The growth strategy of Dynamics Search Partners was instituted over several years. The company utilized a smart networking strategy over the course of several years and this strategy allows the company to work quickly and efficiently on behalf of clients.
The success of Dynamics Search Partners is hard to ignore. Under Keith Mann’s leadership, the firm truly has grown to exceptional heights.
James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. Nicknamed Jim, Dondero reside in Dallas TX, United States. He is the strategic leader of Highland Investment, currently overseeing operation and investment strategies for both institutional and retail products. The experience of Jim in the field of credit market span for more than 3 decades and entails recognition as the original pioneer of the Collateralized Loan Obligation, CLO.
James educational background dates backs in the 90s where Jim developed his career in the University of Virginia, United States pursuing Bachelor of Science in Commerce, specializing on Accounting and Finance. This made him a Certified Management Accountant (CM), earning himself the privilege to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation
Before co-founding Highland Capital Investment, Dondero was a chief investment officer (CIO) for Protective Life Insurance subsidiary, overseeing the growth and development of the business from start-up to a $2 billion investment within a period of 6 years. Prior to Protective Life Insurance, Dondero managed roughly $1 billion in fixed income funds in a different company, American Express.
In additional to serving Highland Capital, Jim serves as a member of the board of directors for both American Banknote and MGM Studios. He is the chairman of the board of directors for Cornerstone Healthcare, NextBank and CCS Medical Investment.
James Dondero is recognized for his strategic management skills on funds having received various awards and accolades throughout his management career, including the Lipper Award for Floating rates Opportunities in FY 2014, the Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation in 2014 as well as the Morningstar’s #1 ranked Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund in the same year.
Highland Capital is the largest investment ever managed by Dondero. It is currently an SEC registered firm, which together with its affiliates, own approximately $15 billion of assets under management. The firm specializes in Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO), credit strategies including long-only funds, credit hedge funds and separate accounts as well as distressed and special situations private equities, making it the largest and most proficient global alternative credit manager.
The company also offers alternative investments including short/long equities, natural resources and emerging markets. The company has even diversified its operations into focusing on public pension plans, endowments, fund of funds, foundations, corporations, financial institutions and high net-worth individuals.
The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas where the co-founder James was born but it maintain other offices in New York, Seol, Singapore and Sao Paulo.
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If you’re a fan of casual style, but still want to look polished from time to time, athleisure is likely a fashion trend you’ll want to follow. A number of clothing companies are debuting pieces that are made of comfortable material, but are appropriate for a day at the office of a night out with friends.
Actress Kate Hudson has recently added the titles businesswoman and clothing designer to her name, and she’s on board with the athleisure trend as well. She’s the co-founder, spokesperson and model for Fabletics, which offers workout wear for women. Fabletics is also offering athleisure wear, so you’ll feel completely at ease when you’re out for a dressy event.
Hudson states that the dresses are ideal for active women who have busy schedules who often have to attend after-work events. She even shares that the dresses in the athleisure line are great for date night. After all, everyone likes to feel comfortable on a date without having to worry about their clothes not fitting properly.
While the dresses are exactly for working out, they are made from the same material as Fabletic’s workout gear. So, you’ll feel a little more at ease if you have a walk a few blocks to hail a cab. The best part about the athleisure dresses is that Spanx or form-fitting undergarments are not required.
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Lime Crime is a makeup line that is the brainchild of Doe Deere. She is from Russia and has an eye for colors, some that are a little bolder than what many would typically find on the face or the hands. Doe understands that women want to be different in the way that they look and that each woman is unique in her own right.
The makeup line that has been created is one that is often known as being for unicorns because of the bright colors. From fingernail polish to eye shadow, there is a little bit of everything to try. One of the popular items is the Unicorn Lipstick. It comes in bold shades, such as bright pink, red and even blue. This is a lipstick that has a lot of pigments, which is what makes it brighter on the lips. You will often see the products that Doe has designed on social media sites and Instagram. There are also many videos on how to apply the makeup and Doe’s thoughts on how that makeup should be worn with the wardrobe.
Another item that many people enjoy wearing is the Perlee. This has more of a metallic look, giving a shine to the lips, similar to what you would find with a gloss. Most of the colors that you will find are in shades of pink, but there are a few shades of purple and blue. For more of a satin feel on the lips, consider Velvetines. These come in more colors, such as blue, green and orange. This product makes it feel like you have rose petals on the lips because it has a satin touch.
Doe Deere is a woman who started with a small idea. She quickly rose to fame when women saw the unique colors that she offered with makeup. Her business began in 2004 when she started advertising on eBay.
One of the ways that Doe made sure everyone knew how the makeup looked was to wear it herself. All of the products that she has created are safe and not tested on animals. She desires to help women succeed in any business that they set their mind in doing.
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The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has awarded the Vestey Group, a British livestock organization, $100 million, resulting from a 2005 nationalization of its property as reported on this facebook post.
Former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez ordered the seizure of Vesey’s cattle ranch’s as a way of repopulating desolate regions of the country. Eleven years later, Vestey’s complaint was heard before an intentional arbitration panel, and found in their favor, according to a Linked In news report. Counsel for the Venezuelan government, Diego Brian Gosis, stated the government is weighing its options, and will appeal the award.
United Kingdom-based Vestey Group is an international food processing and packaging organization that has operated in Venezuela since the early 1900’s. It has cattle ranch operations worldwide and has engaged in government land rights disputes before.
With the land seizure, Chávez distributed land parcels to farmers, hoping they would cultivate the land, harvesting arable fruits, and vegetables. His grand vision was a failure, as persistent flooding in the lowland regions prevented crops from being harvested. Critics like Jose Manuel, at the time of the Chávez plan, pointed out the parcels were in a swampland, and only good for cattle grazing fields. Pending an appeal, the cattle ranch land remains in possession of the Venezuelan government.