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February 4, 2016

Queens of Drama: Turning The Table on Actresses

Queens of Drama takes five established, successful actresses and follows them as they try and create a TV show of their own. This is far from the expected storyline where a group of well-connected Hollywood people easily pitch and sell a show to show business executives. The show begins at the conception of the idea, goes on to the pitch, and then the expected Hollywood politicking that goes on.

The real drama of the show isn’t the production work of the show, it’s the interpersonal relationships between the actors. The show stars Lindsay Hartley, Vanessa Marcil, Chrystee Pharris, Hunter Tyler, Crystal Hunt, and guest appearances of Donna Mills. Each of these actresses brings a special dynamic to the show, including their own ideas of how the TV show should be pitched and produced. As they get closer to their goal of production further obstacles and tribulations arise, placing the whole plan on the edge of disaster.

Crystal Hunt’s experience in Hollywood becomes evident on Queens of Drama as she works with the other actresses in developing the show. She is one of the original three actresses who approach Donna Mills with the idea of a steamy, serialized TV show. Later it appears that Mills is taking the concept further on her own without consulting the women and this particularly annoy Hunt. During this time, Instagram shows that Crystal gets injured during the shooting of the show and her continued participation seems unlikely. The show’s season ended with a cliffhanger episode where it appeared the girls had been double-crossed and abandoned.

Her website indicates Crystal Hunt is a veteran of daytime television shows, appearing as Lizzie Spaulding on Days of Our Lives and as Stacy Morasco in One Life to Live. She began her career when she was 2 as a contestant in beauty pageants where she showcased her acting talent. She then moved on to acting in commercials and eventually landed the character of Lizzie Spaulding. She’s been nominated for a daytime Emmy and has also worked on motion pictures.  Crystal Hunt also has a birthday around the corner.

Queens of Drama’s strength lies in the experience of the actresses in dealing with people just like themselves. People who have been in Hollywood and dealt with executives and production crew know how to deal with each other. They aren’t easily intimidated by big names, big meetings, or the pressures of entertainment deals.

This show is a must watch for anybody who is considering pitching an idea to Hollywood, especially if you are working as part of a creative team. The experiences the women have could happen to any team, and it’s important for people to learn how easily plans can become derailed.

Business Leader,Corporate Compliance Officers

February 2, 2016

Helane Morrison And Other Compliance Officers Need More Power to Stop Corruption

A recent report by Sterling Management suggested that despite the increased number of compliance officers in the country, fraud cases are still on the rise. While issuing the report, company CEO, Kelvin Wilson noted that these CCOs have failed to stop irregularities and corporate scandals. Probed for an explanation, Wilson observed that the situation is aggravated by the fact that these operatives aren’t given the power and authority needed to identify and tame the wrongdoings in their respective places of work before they spiral out of control.

Wilson also observes that the low stature the position is accorded in many organizations as well as the remuneration of these officers are given compared to other officials in the company may also be a contributing factor to the same. He is of the opinion that the enormous wage discrepancy between the CCOs and the rest of the management is a huge barrier to their performance. It is quite intimidating for a lowly paid employee of a stature almost considered junior employee questions a manager whose bonus exceeds his salary a dozen times.
However, Randy Stephens of Nevax Global seeks to differ with Wilson’s proposition of the underperformance exhibited by many CCOs. He is of the opinion that the office holders have a responsibility to make sure they are qualified to hold positions and not just assume it as an afterthought or secondary responsibility. He also believes that a responsible chief compliance officer should be proactive as to spot situations before they develop into major problems while at the same time maintaining independence. 

About Helane Morrison
Helane Morrison is a managing director and CCO of the Hall Capital Partners LLC. She also sits on the company’s Executive Management Committee and also sums up as its general counsel. She has many years of experience both in the legal and investment industries needed in her current position.
Before joining Hall capital, Helane had been working in the private and public sectors of the economy as the regional director of the SEC. Her qualifications in law degree got her working in prominent law firms in the country primarily representing investment companies. This is where she gained relevant experience in money markets that allowed her to shift to the compliance officer’s post.
Reference link:
http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534359800

Bad Press,Check It Out,TV

January 29, 2016

Should We Continue to Use Pennies?

Does it make sense to keep pennies in circulation? With prices such as $9.99, marketers think that the customers feel they’re paying $9 rather than $10.

The fact is that a penny costs more than one cent to make. It’s made of 97.5% zinc, and it’s been costing the American taxpayers over $100 million a year to produce.

On the contrary, the supporters of the penny, including some economists, believe that eliminating it from circulation would raise inflation.

In a recent CNBC Squawk Box interview, U.S. Money Reserve President, Philip Diehl, claimed that the value from using pennies doesn’t cover the costs of producing them.

According to Mr. Diehl, “very few transactions on the market would be affected by the elimination of the penny,” while competitive markets would keep vendors from raising prices.

At present, only 25% of transactions are cash-based, while the rest is done electronically. So, few transactions would actually be affected by the elimination of one-cent coins.

Mr. Diehl had served as the Director of U.S. Mint after being appointed to the post by President Clinton. Currently, he runs U.S. Money Reserve, a top distributor of gold, silver, and platinum coins. The company has clients on all the continents.

The U.S. Money Reserve offers investors precious metals coins of varied sizes, ranging from 1/10 to 1 ounce for the gold coins. Government-issued coins from the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Australia are available, and are guaranteed when it comes to their purity.

The customers receive top quality customer service through a team of dedicated precious metals investment professionals.

The company also offers Individual Retirement Accounts for American investors as a way to diversify into precious metals for retirement savings. The gold bought in an IRA account is held by a custodian, while those looking to buy precious metals outside IRA get outright possession of their investments.

Artificial Intelligence

January 27, 2016

The Development of Artificial Intelligence

Over the decades, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has experienced diverse challenges. Founders and investors have done cycles that have lost and gained billions. Tech leaders such as Yann LeCun, Andrew Ng and Geoffrey Hinton as well as neuroscientists such as Weisel Olshausen have continued to try to make breakthrough in Neuromorphic Engineering, brain research, machine learning and robotics. The technology sector waited for an annunciation of the discovery of Artificial Intelligence and days passed by without the big bang event.

Unknown to most of us, AI has crept into our lives and settled without a fuss. It might be through the Siri voice recognition app by apple, the predictive search by Google or by the automatic friend tagging by Facebook. We have gone for so long without realizing that we heavily depend on Artificial intelligence. In the past years, AI has been able to join the shopping and eCommerce world. These applications came and have continued to grow without people even noticing their existence. A number of these applications are trying to carve a niche that will make them appear different in the market.

Imaged based learning and big data analytics are among the firms stepping in to help companies differentiate their services. According to Deccan Herald, personalization and product discovery has made this quite possible. Online shoppers can now choose the sites that they want, the brand, the pricing and the quality of the product they want. Owing to the various sites and different products, you can narrow your choices by using filters and search key words to get the product and service that you need. AI’s potential can be seen in these applications. However, there are still a number of developments that have to be put in place before these goals are fully realized. This information was originally reported on Deccan Herald.

Slyce Inc is a visual search and recognition firm. Slyce is based in Toronto, Canada. It is the brainchild of Erica Racicot and Cameron Chell. By using images and photos, Slyce has created visual search technology that allows users to identify and shop for the products of their choice. The application has been made available in both mobile and web version.

Slyce has continued to perfect its technology in order to make it easier for clients to use. It has incorporated a universal scanner that makes visual recognition more accurate. This has helped Slyce carve out its niche in the market besides enabling it to partner with retailers offering online shopping services. The universal scanners can easily handle QR codes, coupons and images.

Advice

January 25, 2016

Soros Worries That This Market Is Like 2008

The 2008-2009 stock market is one that most will not soon forget. It was a market where investors lost a lot of money in a very short period of time. It was painful for many, particularly those who needed that money to retire right as the market was taking this tumble. Different people associate it with different causes, but there is no questioning that people do remember it. What is scary to hear is that George Soros is now predicting that the current stock market will be similar to the 2008 market.

Soros is someone to listen to because of the money that he has made in the market. In fact, he has made billions of dollars in the market. He is known for making bold predictions and for being more right than he is wrong. That is how he has gained a reputation that gives him a special reason to pay extra attention to what he has to say.

According to Marketwatch, Soros has stated that problems in the Chinese markets are a big part of what has him worried. He sees that the markets in that country have been behaving very wildly. There are a lot of stocks in the Chinese market that are plummeting at the moment, and the market has a whole has had to be halted multiple times just this week.

To have to use circuit breakers to stop the market means that something desperate has happened. The government does not like to halt trading when they can avoid doing so. Halting trading simply brings about more chaos over time, and that is certainly not something that anyone wants to have.

Aside from the start and stop nature of the halting of markets, China has other underlying problems that seem to have certain traders having a case of the jitters. The growth in China has slowed incredibly. There were years recently when growth in China was between 7 and 9 percent annually. Now, there are whispers that the growth rate for the year in China may well be zero percent. It is troubling investors and it should.

Not everything parallels the 2008 markets of course. It would be rather difficult to find a perfect correlation like that, but there are reasons to be worried. 2008 saw problems with the housing markets that caused a near collapse of the entire system. Today, we are seeing problems with China and there are still lingering debt problems in Greece as well.

The Greek debt issue is something that Soros says that may be an even bigger problem than the whole issue in China. He feels that a lot of people have taken the Greek issue off the table in their minds, but it is far from over. If the issue starts to spread into other markets in the region or in the world, then the overall stock market situation could be dramatically worse than it is today. There are reasons to be worried about a 2008 style market say George Soros and many others.

Business Executive

January 21, 2016

Development of Organogold

Everyone wants to enjoy a beverage without fear. One that hydrates you, tastes great and leaves you refreshed. An enriched beverage is one that has been added micronutrients that leaves the consumer nourished and healthy. This is what Organogold is about, designing such beverages, natraceuticals and personal care products. Through a dedicated team of leaders, marketers and trained personnel, OrganoGold provides the very best of these products, claiming it’s a title as one of the fastest growing multi level Network Marketing Companies in the world.

OrganoGold began in 2008 in RichMond, B.C, with Bernado Chua as the founder. Though an already successful business man, he had a vision and commitment to bringing the ancient Chinese herb known as ganordema to the rest of the world. He was committed to sell a range of healthy bioactive beverages such as coffee and tea made with Ganoderm lucidum fond in the lingzhi mushroom for promotion and sale through an established multi-level marketing distribution network on a whole sale basis, which are offered to consumers for a retailed price. To realize his dream, he brought a board Shane Morand, a Global Master Distributor who was able to motivate and develop leaders all over the world, helping expand the company into 6 continents. Holton Buggs was invited to join the company and promoted and is the executive vice president of international sales. What started as a small shop with only three employees is now a grown Network Marketing Company, now operating in thirty five (35) countries.

OrganoGold products are a wide range of gourmet beverages, natraceaticals and personal care products. These products are specially designed, and are enhanced with ancient chinese herbal remedies to suit any life style. These products are accompanied with knowledge of these special ingredients to the global community. From coffees to teas, toothpaste just to mention a few of OrganoGold products, the company has successfully created new levels of wellness, prosperity and balance.

Besides the above mentioned products OrganoGold, has created an opportunity for the world to benefit through by sponsoring the Og cares foundation. The OG cares foundation is a non-profit organization that is helping create the leaders of tomorrow by enriching the lives of young people around the world. The foundation bridges the youth ho believe that they have no future with the skills they need to be successful in life.

Needless to say, Bernardo Chua has maintained high standards in both quality of products and organtiion skills as the CEO the OrganoGold to ensure a longer life and a future for both the company and the consumers all over the world.

Business Executive

January 15, 2016

Why Kevin Seawright Has Continued To Champion for the Rights of the Oppressed

Over the years, business and technological executives have emerged across the world offering professional services to improve the living standards of people. This has led to increased human interactions thus leading to the emergence and development of new business ideas. Such personalities have contributed immensely in the advancement of human growth and development thus ensuring increased understanding of our environment. Kevin Seawright is one such personality that has invested in the technological advancement in order to better the living standards of people across the United States of America. He is the current Chief Finance Officer and Executive Vice President of Newark Community Economic Development Corporation which is an organization to help the poor and less fortunate in the community to understand their rights in the society. In a recent interview on worldclassmagazines, he has outlined the success story behind him and what steps he took to reach greater heights in life. At the organization, Kevin Seawright intends to develop and improve the lives of people living in Newark through providing accessible internet connectivity through WI-Fi and building a network that will benefit all citizens.

Kevin seawright and the newark community economic development corporation from Kevin Seawright

Kevin Seawright started financial management practices while still a young boy when his parents introduced him to financial stewardship in helping to change the lives of Philadelphia people. Here, he got the moral strength to develop interest in advancing the career in ensuring the poor are always protected from the oppression of the rich. He benefited a lot from formal education and encourages people to seek formal education since it’s the key to success in life. Online education has also provided a good platform for people to get education since majority of higher education students receive lectures through the platform. This has provided the best initiative for many people to engage in education process all round the clock. He acknowledges that success revolves around a healthy relationship with family members and as such people should foster unity with family members. Contributing and giving back to the community is another way of promoting success. The organization is helping the less fortunate and small business people access loans for development since they are often turned away from major banks. As a result, the network has gained a lot of prominent in the region and has continued to attract a lot of attention from people.

Staying happy always contributes to a successful individual. This is according to Kevin Seawright who attributes his success from the strength and love he gets from his younger daughter. This has made him contribute positively through community development programs and lifting the lives of people living in Newark. Sports is another major parts of Kevin Seawright’s life with preference in basketball playing. This initiative have made him source for qualified and upcoming teenagers to train them on the importance of sporting activities.  Kevin is also well known for his love of music, and he frequently posts new tracks he discovers on SoundCloud.

Marketing Tips,Wikipedia Business Page Creation

January 14, 2016

Get Your Wiki Will Make a Wikipedia Page that Will Get Your Business Noticed

Any person who does business online understands the power of having a very strong online presence. Potential customers will be converted to actual clients once they get to read and understand what your business entails. This is the concept that drives the creation of websites and other online pages. As for making Wikipedia pages, the content you put into them matters a lot. There are some basic rules regulating Wikipedia business page creation which must be followed before a page is accepted and uploaded online. One of the rules sets a requirement that citations should be inserted as part of the articles to make reference to the source of the information used. When inserting these citations, it is prohibited to use only references that are related to your business website. Credible references are what your citations should have.

Another rule touches on the kind of content that you put into your Wikipedia page. If you read any Wikipedia page that is up and working, you will notice one thing. The information contained in the pages is very informative and descriptive. You will come across definitions of words and descriptions of the products that a business deals in. The writing guidelines prohibit the publication of purely promotional information. This prohibits writers from using the Wikipedia platform for self-advertising. There are numerous other rules that must be followed before submitting a Wikipedia page for approval. Only experts who have done Wiki writing before have mastered all these rules.

Working with experts at a Wikipedia writing service on this project will eliminate all the stress and trouble you would go through if you prepared your Wikipedia page by yourself. The advantage with experts is that they have mastered the technique of writing an excellent page that will get accepted immediately after submission. They will not waste any time trying to check the rules or consult on the same. This ensures that they complete their writing projects on time meaning that you will have your page submitted as fast as possible. Get Your Wiki is a team of Wiki writers with expertise in this industry. These writers have worked on numerous Wikipedia projects over the years and have mastered the skill involved in the job. If you hire Wikipedia writers with them, you are guaranteed acceptance of your page since it is prepared in compliance with all the relevant rules. If your page is not accepted or is taken down after some time, they guarantee to return your money to you. Visit them at http://www.getyourwiki.com/ and see what they have to offer.

Business Executive

January 13, 2016

The Success Story of Kyle Bass in Fostering Financial Development

Over the years, the financial situation of many countries has been dictated by the economic development indicators. As such, many people have developed interest in development of financial management structures to help and manage economic development of different countries. This has led to the emergence of professional personalities like Kyle Bass who has contributed immensely in the development of financial institutions in United States of America. He is the founder of Hayman Capital Management which is an investment firm that has contributed in the advancement of economic growth in US. Kyle Bass has contributed his opinion on economic development forums and predicted the development of successful economic development indicators in the recent years. According to a release on CNBC news, he has joined other like-minded and professional personalities in discussing the market outlook in 2016. His contribution comes at a time that many people are focusing renewed energy in opening and expanding their business platform in 2016. As such, investors are the biggest beneficiaries of the financial opinions since majority of players have focused their energy in the emerging market structures of 2016.

He has compared the economic situation of China with United States of America where he attributes clear similarities between the two economies. On his blog he compares what is happening to China with the European crisis where the financial banks are experiencing slow growth in profit returns. This is because the banking system of China outgrew the gross domestic product. As a result, the banking systems have experienced growth capital of 35trilion dollars compared to the GDP of 10 trillion dollars. This has reduced the lending rates thus plunging China into an economic downfall and subsequent crisis. This is one area investors should focus before embarking on investing in any given field in China. As for US, he attributes a slow growth of economy of between 10-20% and will not be affected much with the global crisis facing many countries in the recent years.

Kyle bass has been very vocal in matters economy which has brought him much recognition in the media industry. He came on the international front after establishing the Hayman Capital Management in 2006 and later successfully predicted the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. Through this initiative, he has been hosted on many global television stations talking about the extent of economic development and how it is affecting the living standards of the poor people. He has defended his country Argentina from much criticism from the international community. He defended the country from the attacks where it had defaulted in paying the sovereign debt in the second year running. When the US judge granted Paul Singer of Elliott Management to be paid full amount he is owed Argentina. Kyle Bass came on strongly opposing the initiative as oppressing the poor nation.  Although Kyle Bass continues to be criticized by some outlets, like UsefulStooges.

Apps

January 12, 2016

Success and Losses in the Home Repair App Industry

An app that offers you simple ways to book home repairs and home cleaning services seems like a winner all around, but all apps aren’t created equally. Handy, a platform that offers just that and a little more, has been one of the lucky and successful companies to enter this industry. The idea is simple, an app connects vetted tradespeople to the customers who need their services making things easy and flexible for everyone involved. Handy offers home cleaning, handyman services, plumbing, and electrical work on their app.

The company has recently hit a major milestone with over one million bookings, and has recently raised around $50 million in new funding to continue the growth of the business. While they aren’t commenting on their current value, it is reported in the $500 million range. The company launched in 2012 and currently books around 100,000 jobs per month and uses around 10,000 professionals to complete these tasks. The company’s goals for this year include investing more in their currently active markets and then expand into more cities and countries.
Not all home service app competitors are quite so lucky. Recently, Homejoy Inc., based out of San Francisco, announced that their company would be permanently closing their doors. Homejoy was successful in raising $38 million in venture funding from major investors, however, due to numerous unresolved challenges in the industry, the company announced in a July blog post that they would be closing the company.
While Homejoy hasn’t been clear on what exactly took the company down, there is wide speculation that it’s due to revenue challenges as well as worker classification lawsuits. Workers classified as contractors have been recently threatening lawsuits in order to have their status reclassified as employees, this change would drive up the company’s labor costs up between 20% and 40%.
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