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January 19, 2017

Doug Levitt: A Voice for the Under Represented

Doug Levitt started his career as a foreign correspondent for major American news companies but quickly fell in love with music and decided to come back to the United States. He moved to Nashville and met up with David Henry, where they decided to create the Greyhound Diaries.

They Greyhound Diaries follows Levitt for the past decade where he has traveled over 100,000 miles on Greyhounds, in search of other people’s stories. The reason that he chose Greyhounds as his sounding board is because they represent the poor, people who cannot afford to fly or even drive a vehicle of their own across our country. Another factor that makes it more interesting is that Greyhounds have over thirty-five hundred stops while Southwest boasts a little over two hundred stops. This allowed Levitt to go into regions that are smaller to hear more stories.

Stories that he talks about are lives of other people willing to share their story.Doug  Levitt shares some of his own as well, the biggest one being how these strangers have helped him cope with the loss of his father through suicide. He grew up in Washington, D.C. with his mother being a Council Member for the city. He went to public schools and was in the gospel choir in high school despite the fact that his family is Jewish. He felt guilty about his father’s suicide but cites that it helped persuade him to follow his dream and become an artist.

The art of learning about others and singing in places such as The Kennedy Center and the University of Southern California, and with artist such as Steve Bowman and Craig Wright. He has written a book about his experience and plans to continue what originally started out as a six week journey. Most recently he focused on the elections, taking time to ride the Greyhound and promote voting for the most under represented people in our nation.


Advice,Betting on Sports

January 12, 2017

South Alabama and Air Force Meet in the Arizona Bowl

The Arizona Bowl is looming. South Alabama and Air Force are squaring off in an event that has garnered a bit of interest from the sportsbook world. Covers.com is absolutely a great resource for news, information, and insights on betting odds and point spreads. Covers.com has published an editorial examining the big South Alabama vs. Air Force event.

From an NCAAF odds perspective, South Alabama is designated the underdog here with a current point figure of -13.5. The season win-loss record of the team supports the reasoning behind the point spread. South Alabama is 6-6 for the season. Air Force has done far better with a 9-3 record. In terms of college football odds, placing Air Force as the favorite here makes absolutely perfect sense.

The 57.5 over-and-under threshold is somewhat interesting. Clearly, oddsmakers do not think this is going to be a game with a lot of touchdowns on both sides. Teams have a tendency to be very aggressive when playing for a championship. The past performance of the two teams seems to be leading sportsbooks to believe neither is going to score very well over the other.

There are a few other factors associated with the point spread on this game.

As the outstanding Covers.com site points out, South Alabama has suffered many losses on the road. The team’s road game losing streak is fairly embarrassing. Since the Arizona Bowl is not in front of hometown fans, South Alabama may end up at a real disadvantage.

The event still is quite special for South Alabama as this will be the second bowl appearance in the school’s history. The historic nature of the team’s participation in the Arizona Bowl is not translating into NCAAF odds in its favor.

Air Force has done well this season, but the team has experienced three straight losses. Normally, college football odds would be negatively impacted. Since South Alabama’s record is much weaker, Air Force is in a better position to pull out a win with the odds.

The game does still brings a chance for excitement so fans and gamblers are both looking forward to the event.

Equities First,Financial Solution

January 10, 2017

Global Lender Equities First Holdings Sees a Growing Trend Among Borrowers Who Use Stock as Loan Collateral to Secure Working Capital

Equities First Holdings is one of the leaders in the alternative global lending using stocks as collateral. The company, though its leader Al Christy, has noted an increasing trend among the traction of the stock-based loans during this era of harsh economic crisis. No one can deny the fact that the world is in the middle of an economic crisis. The United States is suffering from the wounds caused by the 2008 financial crisis. As a matter of fact, the situation is only made worse by the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. For borrowers who need to raise quick capital, many things are affecting the world. The exit of Britain from the European Union has things made worse in this economic crisis.

During a harsh economic environment, the banks and other credit financial solution companies in the world have their lending capabilities tightened to make the situation better for anything. As a matter of fact, the banks have also increased the interest rates to scare away most of their customers from applying for the credit-based loans. For this reason, it calls upon the wits of a wise man to seek the most innovative ways of getting alternative sources of finance during this economic era of disparity. For those who need fast working capital and are tired of exploring ways of qualifying for the credit0based loans during a harsh economic environment, there is one company which has gained popularity as one of the trusted ways of securing fast working capital. Equities First Holdings is a source of confidence of stock-based loans.

While various solutions are existing for the borrowers, the banks have cut down their loan qualification criteria to make them harder to qualify. The banks, on the other hand, they have also tightened their loan qualification criteria to increase interest rates to scare away most of their clients. The Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Al Christy, says that he has seen an increased traction on the margin and stock-based loans as an innovative way of securing fast working capital. Stock-Based loans are characterized by the non-recourse feature that lets any borrower run away from the loan without attachment to the lender. As a matter of fact, they also offer a higher loan-to-value ratio which lets the user enjoy the profit on a massive scale. Moreover, you will also have the rarest opportunity to encounter the levels of comity using the stock-based loans.

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IT World,John Goullet

Diversant LLC’s John Goullet

An innovative entrepreneur in his field, John Goullet founded first Info Technologies in 1994, which utilizes his experiences in both consulting and staffing of IT professionals. It focuses on making the best matches possible between experienced IT workers and clients, for the best possible outcomes. The primary consumers of Info Technologies were mostly Fortune 500 companies.

The business helped spur along the ever changing IT industrial world. In 2010, John Goullet and Diversant founder, Gene C. Waddy, merged Info Technologies with Diversant Incorporated, creating Diversant LLC.

John Goullet took upon the role of Principal in this new company, utilizing his experiences to further grow and strengthen Diversant LLC alongside his new partners. Goullet spends his days working on ways to tackle each new problem the ever evolving business world brings; reading and anticipating changes and how to meet the new requirements for each job, and how to prepare the IT employees accordingly. He intends to continue looking into and updating the skill set that is needed most as the days go by. As needs change, so will the required skill sets, and so will customer expectations, and so will Goullet’s plans to meet all demands required of him.

On Ideasmench, Goullet explains that he owes his success not only to hard and the inspiration from others, but his own “productive paranoia” as he calls it. The anticipation and needing to know what could change, what could go wrong, and how to keep things from going wrong has certainly helped him stand tall today. He explains that one of his biggest whip-crackers is the fact that, while he is changing things and advancing for the better, so are other companies; so if he wants to stay in the head of the game, he cannot slack off. As we can clearly see, John Goullet has no intention of letting up his pace, and we can certainly expect him to continue on this path for years to come.

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Lip Balm Products

January 9, 2017

Evolution of Smooth & How It’s Reshaping Lip Care

When you think of lip care products, names such as Chapstick or Blistex usually comes to mind. Unfortunately for those brands, that firm grip they’ve once had on industry is no more as EOS lip balm has taken the throne. Evolution of Smooth is one of the hottest new brands on the market thanks to it’s highly beneficial attributes. This brand has an organic base unlike other popular brands and it’s perfectly safe to use on a regular basis. The cylindrical shaped spheres can be bought at most major chain stores such as Target, Well, Wal-Mart, Costco, Amazon, and many more.

Many of today’s celebrities have been spotted on their Facebook applying this unique product which has helped to cause an increase in it’s already huge sales. Kim Kardashian, Christina Aguilera, and Miley Cyrus have graced many magazine and tabloid pages with (EOS) in hand. Another reason which helps it stand out from the pack is it’s fresh new flavors of lip balms. Blueberry Acai, Strawberry Sorbet, Medicated Tangerine, Sweet Mint, Summer Fruit, Pomegranate Raspberry, Honeysuckle Honey Dew, Passion Fruit and more provides much more variety in an already bland field. The benefits are tremendous when comparing it against the competitors as the products are paraben and petrolatum-free with added antioxidants. Check out these benefits below:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Glides on Easily and Smoothly
  • Paraben-Free
  • All-Natural Base
  • Wide Range of Flavors
  • Infused With Shea Butter and Vitamin E
  • Long Lasting Moisture
  • And more

Evolution of Smooth is raising the bar, setting new trends, and changing the current status quo for lip balms in the 21st Century and with such success comes growth. The brand has expanded by offering shaving cream as well as lotion. For more information click https://evolutionofsmooth.ca/.



January 8, 2017

George Soros; Businessman, Investor and Political Activist

George Soros is a business man, investor and political activist with the heart and determination to make this country and the world a better place for all who live in it. Soros’s political donations are nothing new. His large donations are no longer surprising or shocking, but it is, at this point, expected to some degree, say associates and those close to Soros. He is passionate about political issues and is not timid to financially back and support the politician that encompasses his same beliefs. He wants to ensure that the right person is in office and leading this country to success.

The 85-year-old billionaire, who has made his fortune through currency trade, was recently enthralled in the political campaign for presidency between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. After taking a brief hiatus from large political donations since the presidential of campaign of 2004 where Soros was determined to defeat President George W. Bush, Soros once again joined the campaign trail.

Even though Soros financially supported Barack Obama during his presidency campaign against Clinton in 2008 on NY Times.com, he second guessed his initial decision. Soros believed that Clinton was the more promising candidate in this campaign for presidency. Soros believed in Hilary Clinton’s ability to lead this country, especially with issues dear to him like immigration and criminal reform.

Being Hungarian-born with personal experience of the Holocaust and Soviet Communism, Soros is a determined activist. His personal interactions with such issues fuels his actions to ensure a land that is fair and just.

While Soros was initially disappointed by the election results, he has not slowed down on his goals for the future of this country. He continues to push the issues that are important to him; immigration reform, criminal justice reform, and religious tolerance. Soros is focused on ensuring that his money is placed in areas and with issues that are worthy and meaningful.

Entrepreneur,Eric Pulier

January 5, 2017

The Success of Eric Pulier

One of the most influential individuals in the business industry as well as within the technological industry is Eric Pulier, an individual who is known to be not only an innovator and a businessman, but is also known to be a loving family man as well as a philanthropist who has made sure that individuals all over the world are able to receive the benefits of technology. Eric Pulier is a true believer that innovation as well as technology should not be a luxury in wealthy nations but should instead be a right. Eric Pulier wants to make sure that even the most impoverished individual in the world has access to many basic necessities such as good food, clean water, as well as information. Eric Pulier has proved himself to be an innovative individual by making sure that individuals around the world have access to information about complex issues. One of the topics that Eric Pulier is the most passionate about is the topic of healthcare.

Eric Pulier, even as a young boy, has been interested in technology as well as innovation. At the age of nine, Eric Pulier built his first computer and by the age of high school, Eric Pulier had started his own software company. These many projects eventually earned Eric Pulier a spot at the prestigious Harvard University where he studied and went on to graduate with honors. Eric Pulier has used his creative mind and his education in order to help others all over the world.

Since the graduation of college, Eric Pulier has helped to build over 15 different companies across the United States which currently generate hundreds of millions of dollars on an annual basis. Despite the growth in his revenue, Eric Pulier attributes his success to not his income, but to the number of people that he has helped with his innovative mind. With over two decades of experience, Eric Pulier is heavily sought after by individuals as well as businesses that are involved in both the public sector as well as within the private sector. Eric Pulier hopes to continue his path of innovation.

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Brazilian Lawyer,Ricardo Tosto

December 29, 2016

Competent Business Litigation In Brazil

Are you planning to file a lawsuit in Brazil? Have you been sued by another company or a business associate? Do you want to obtain the best possible outcome in your situation?

If you are serious about getting powerful representation in business or corporate law issue, you need to get in touch with Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho right away.

There are several ways that can be used to track down a good lawyer to advise or guide you. One way to get a good lawyer is through recommendations. Ask your family, friends and associates if they know a good lawyer or law firm. If they have had any dealing with a lawyer most will be happy to give recommendation.

Asking other lawyers for recommendations is also a great way to find a lawyer for your needs. Attorneys know the skill and reputation of other attorneys. Legal professionals may be able to provide information about a fellow attorney that you may not see in a book or online such as information about a lawyer’s ethics, practice habits, temperament, proficiency level, and reputation.

Experience in court rooms around the country, the understanding of what will as well as will not encourage, combined with little, focused teams of legal representatives, produces an environment where each situation gets the attention it deserves.

Ricardo Tosto is a renowned litigator in the Brazilian legal community. He focuses on corporate and business litigation and is well respected by both his peers and clients. He has an established history of providing superior legal solutions and has clients from all walks of life.

For years, Ricardo Tosto has advised and guided entrepreneurs, firms, investors, corporate executives and also high profile clients. He is recognized all over the world as a great litigator and business law expert. Mr Ricardo ensure that his clients stay in compliance with existing regulations and all the laws that affect businesses and corporations. Mr Ricardo is a competent law whose great expertise and dedication to top notch service has helped numerous clients achieve the success they desire.

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Adam Milstein,Philanthropy

December 23, 2016

The life of an Israeli Philanthropist: Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein is a popular name among the Israeli-American philanthropists and activists who have been working for a humanitarian cause. He is the co-founder of Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation and actively supports many other organizations which are working to reinforce the Jewish community, Israel, and the U.S. – Israel relationship.

Adam Milstein was born in 1955 in Israel, and he spent his childhood in different cities in the country including Haifa, Kiryat Yam, and Kiryat Motzkin. In 1971, he joined Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and served during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Later on, Adam graduated Cum Laude from Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology in 1978 and joined his father’s real estate construction and development business. He migrated to the USA in 1981 and completed his masters from the University of Southern California in 1983.

After his post-graduation, Adam Milstein worked as a commercial real estate agent and in 1986 he joined Liberty West Inc. and retired as the president of this sister concern of Hager Pacific Properties in 2000. Now he is serving as a Managing Partner of Hager Pacific. He is married to Gila Milstein, and they live in Los Angeles, California with their three children and three grandchildren.

Adam has a keen interest in improving the condition of the Jewish communities and the relationship between USA and Israel. He has been actively involved in some pro-Israel initiatives throughout his life. He founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation along with his wife in 2000 that focuses on the Jewish community. He is also the co-founder and National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council that is working on the US-Israel relationship. In addition to that, he is involved with a number of pro-Israel organizations such as Israel on Campus Coalition, StandWithUs, Jewish Funders Network, AISH Los Angeles and many others. Adam’s philanthropic initiatives are actually directed by his three unique principles which are Active Philanthropy, Life Path Impact and Philanthropic Synergy. He invests a significant portion of his fortune and time in helping and developing organizations and individuals to strengthen the Jewish community.

For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/adam.milstein.5



Apps,Education Application

December 22, 2016

School Communication Has Never Been Better Thanks To ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a relatively new company within the educational market, and they have developed a learning platform for students, parents, and teachers to take part of to improve their experience for everyone involved. There are already many educational programs on the market, but none of them have met the need for communication that ClassDojo brings. Today, this communication has gone a long way to improve learning for students all around the country and even around the globe. By using the ClassDojo tool, parents are finally able to stay in contact with their kids in school as well as teachers so they always know what is going on as well as provide encouragement for their children. This also helps students with their behavior, as they regularly have their parents checking in on them.

Teachers are also able to use the app regularly within the classroom to provide encouragement, give feedback, post notes, and share classroom moments through pictures and videos that students are able to see on the story board. This tool is opening up possibilities that have never been possible in the schooling environment today, and is expected to improve conditions in schools all over the world in the future.

Many teachers who have used the app have been delighted by how well it works at engaging their students and getting them involved with school activities. This is greatly helped by the fact that parents are also able to stay involved and participate in their child’s schooling much more often. Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, the men who founded ClassDojo back in 2011, did so after traveling around the country and seeing the conditions as well as hearing the statements from teachers on what they think of the current standards in education. This lack of communication was just right, since ClassDojo has been widely successful after releasing their platform for communication, and it has also gone a long way in improving various school communities around the country. Today, ClassDojo has made its way into the classrooms of more than half the schools in the entire country, and will continue to spread in the near future into many more schools around the world.