In May of 2017, it was announced that the actor Leonardo DiCaprio had invested into Livio Bisterzo’s company. The actor, along with Strand Equity Partners, invested in Hippeas because it was a concept they believed in on a number of levels. The brand is GMO-free, certified organic, allergen free, and kosher as well as gluten-free. One of the other great benefits of chickpeas is that the plant they grow on send nitrogen back into the ground they grow on which is very good for the soil and the environment.
One of the other ways that Livio Bisterzo has made Hippeas into a compelling story is the philanthropy he engages in. For each package that is sold his company donates some of the money to Farm Africa. This is a nonprofit organization which helps eastern Africa farmers who otherwise face a tough future.
Livio Bisterzo, who lives in Los Angeles, is originally from Italy. He has been an entrepreneur ever since graduating from college in the United Kingdom. He has developed a number of companies including an events business. He was also involved in the hospitality industry where he formed two companies, Pollen St and Maddox Club. He has also created a number of consumer oriented brands such as Little Miracles.
Over the course of his career, Livio Bisterzo has been featured in a number of news articles. Among these are Vanity Fair, Harpers, QC, The Times, and Esquire magazine.
In his private life, Livio Bisterzo is a married man who has three young children. He is also a philanthropist who believes in giving back to others through his own success. He runs his business in a way where he doesn’t just sell something that tastes good and is good for you but is also something that will do some good in the world.
James Larkin was born on 21 January 1876 in Liverpool to Irish immigrant parents. Larkin had a hard life and lost his father at the age of 14. Jim married his wife Elizabeth Brown in 1903 and the pair had two children named James and Dennis. Over the years in his menial jobs, his interest in socialism became a career path and he even joined the Independent Labour Party.
Through his struggles for the rights of his fellow man, he found himself in his ancestral home in Ireland where he was active in trade unionism and founded the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union ITGWU.
During his time in Ireland, he devoted much more time to his socialist ideals and held protests against the first world war. Moreover, Larkin was also the founder of the Irish Citizens Army, the group was intended to offer protection from police brutality and also participated in the Easter uprising of 1916. Read more: Jim Larkin – Biography
Eventually, his idealism was too much for the Americans to handle and he was deported after spending time in sing sing prison on charges of criminal anarchy. On returning to Ireland, Jim continued his work organizing workers until his death in 1947.
Jim Larkin left behind a legacy of equality and rights for workers and is remembered by all unionists as the man who coined the phrase, “A fair day’s work, for a fair day’s pay!” Fairness in the workforce is Jim’s Legacy and due to his efforts, he should be a household name the world over.
Agora Financial recently released an interesting cartoon explainer video on YouTube describing the overall vision and offerings that their company provides. The video is short, to the point and generally interesting when it comes to investing your financial nest egg.
Overall, investing can be quite intimidating for many. The investment landscape is highly competitive and the horror stories of poor investments are frequent. Many of us, like me, spend our lives mastering one career in hopes of retiring yet don’t really dabble much into finances other than keeping our budgets and savings account thriving. For that reason, we work all our lives to save up for retirement yet may not know what to do with the money we have saved other than keep it in a checking account or an investment portfolio of which we really don’t understand the actual investments. Agora Financial’s explainer video seeks to better explain the investment landscape through a series of highly researched publications that break down the ins and outs of investing.
The explainer video details how a dentist has mastered his own career and has spent his life saving up for retirement, but now is generally unsure of how to invest those funds. Agora Financial explains how its highly trained staff travels the globe to seek out the latest and greatest investment opportunities. After exploring those investment opportunities, Agora Financial brings that knowledge to their website visitors in a way that is easy to understand. In this way, people can educate themselves on investing as well as the latest investment trends from the convenience of their own home by visiting the Agora Financial website.
All the publications on Agora Financial’s website are very thoroughly researched and the research is unbiased. This means that Agora Financial is consistently working for you to help you understand how to best invest your funds to grow your financial portfolio for retirement.
The 2016 United States Presidential Election was one for the history books. From beginning to end nothing was taken for granted. The rise of Donald Trump, a caustic and unqualified reality TV star, has turned the wheels on the government’s progress in a big way and all that we as citizens can do is look to where, when, and why this all began. fortunately for us there is a pretty clear line that goes straight back to an unassuming lawyer named James Bopp and a tumultuous court proceeding in 2008.
James Bopp’s goal was simple. As the founder of Citizens United he wanted to fight for loosened restrictions surrounding campaign rules. In 2008 he was standing before three federal judges trying to make the argument that he should be allowed to air “Hillary: The Movie”, a slanderous hit piece, during Clinton’s televised debate with then nominee Barack Obama. The hit piece of a movie contained numerous lies, inaccuracies, and slanderous statements that the three judges on the panel literally laughed. This was not how the FEC worked and James Bopp wouldn’t be victorious — at least not in 2008.
Fast forward two years later and James Bopp and Citizens United have made it all the way up to the Supreme Court — the highest office in all of America. It was there that Bopp and Citizens United somehow managed to succeed in arguing for loose restrictions surrounding campaign financing. The results have been predictably disastrous for the legitimacy of democracy, causing special interests and corporate lobbyists to come flooding through the gates opened up by Bopp’s Citizens United — exactly what he hoped for.
Now, in 2017, we are looking back at one of the worst Presidential elections in the history of the country and it culminated in the election of an unqualified and unpopular reality star — all thanks to the Citizens United decision. This is where Tiffany Muller and the group at End Citizens United come into play. End Citizens United is a political action committee that was designed with the sole aim of undoing the damage that James Bopp and Citizens United had managed to do.
So far through the first part of 2017 End Citizens United has raised nearly $4 million of their $35 million goal. If End Citizens United is successful they’ll be able to make a real push during the 2018 Congressional Elections.
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The year 2008 would mark a new beginning for the cosmetic industry. Until this point in time, there weren’t any new buzz amongst the field of prominent cosmetic competitors. The industry seemed to have hit a snag along the way, but 2008 was would be the awakening of a brand new beauty line. Lime Crime is the name, providing high quality products with dazzling shine is the game. After its initial start as an Ebay business, Lime Crime jumped out on the scene and displayed many new characteristics that the competitors weren’t offering. As of today, it’s one of the most successful beauty lines on the market and this is why.
This brand offers some of the most exclusive colors that can’t be found from other brands. Not only are the lipsticks dazzling in appearance, they’re 100 percent animal cruelty-free as well as vegan-free. These exclusive lipsticks give the user a liquid-matte finish on contact. They’re also easy to use and are durable. Founder Doe Deere had produced a winner and the huge recognition was a testament to its success. Deere had tapped into an untapped market, and she has progressively exploited it with the creation of Lime Crime. Consumers can now experiment with colors such as Salem, Wicked, Utopia, Black Velvet, Red Velvet, Pink Velvet, Cupid, Faded, Beef It, Shroom and many more.
The newest addition to this eclectic brand is known as Scandal, and it’s turning the game upside down. Since its release, it has garnered more than 2.6 million Pinterest followers. No other brand is producing such high figures in such a short period of time. The deep plum color of Scandal is electrifying thanks to its smooth finish. It gives the user a bit of attitude, and edge as it oozes sex appeal. Scandal is by far the most sought after lipstick of today, and it’s setting new trends along the way. If you want to step your beauty game up, Lime Crime is the brand of choice and Scandal’s a proven weapon for making it happen.
Brazil has the eighth largest economy in the world, but recent economic issues that caused the country’s average annual GDP growth rate to drop below 2% has disappointed investors. Despite some economic setbacks, the country is rich in natural resources, is competitive in agriculture production, and it is one of the top food suppliers in the world. In addition to this, Brazil has a population of over 200 million people with a growing middle-class, so the country is poised for strong economic growth.
Brazilian banker and investment expert Igor Cornelsen has three important tips for those who are considering investing in Brazil. His first tip is for investors to connect with the Brazilian people through networking and building relationships. Brazilians like to socialize, and they are willing to give advice to those who are looking to do business in the country. 25% of Brazilians between 18 and 64 years of age are entrepreneurs, so making business connections shouldn’t be difficult.
Next, Igor Cornelsen advises investors to be prepared for Brazilian regulations. Brazil has a large government bureaucracy, high taxes, and complex regulations. He says it’s important for investors to understand these regulations so that they can make informed decisions. It is possible to financially succeed in Brazil if investors understand the regulations they are up against.
Igor Cornelsen’s final piece of advice to investors is they will have to understand Brazil’s foreign currency restrictions. This is important for the non-resident investor because they will have to find a bank that is authorized to work with non-resident investors. Investors also should make sure they are using the right currency rate for the right transaction.
NuoDB, an elastic SQL database specific for cloud applications was founded in 2008 under NimbusDB. The company was co-founded by Barry S. Morris and Jim Starkey and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its services are used by various systems like Alfa systems, Kodiak, Dassault Systemes and UAE Exchange.NuoDB database is Structured Query Language (SQL) compliant executing SQL statements against a database.
NuoDB hasa distributed object architecture working in cloud therefore when a new server is introduced to scale-out the cloud database it runs faster. For prevention of bottlenecks of data, the database supplies tasks amongst several processors, and also it scales out without sharding.
The database uses a tiered approach which includes redundant tiers of storage managers(SM) and transaction engines(TE)which can run on the same platform. The tiered approach helps scale the data in the cloud predictably. NuoDB is unique in that instead of replacing hardware it can expand its databases by adding more servers. The system can process over 1 million transactions in a second.
In 2013, NuoDB was listed by Gartner as a niche player for Operational Database Management in its magic quadrant. NuoDB SQL provides clients with flexible, data durability, transactional consistency, continuous availability and elastic scalability.
The purchases that are made by consumers are greatly affected by the power of the crowd. In the current market, most people look at the crowd-sourced reviews to know the products that they purchase. Customers trust the reviews that they read just like personal recommendations that they get from people that they know. Informed brands are currently capitalizing on the new consumer behavior and have based their marketing strategies on reviews. Fabletics is one of the firms that utilize this tactic. The company was established in 2013, and it has had a 200 percent growth. It has over one million subscribers, and its annual revenue is about $235 million. Techstyle Fashion Group’s corporate marketing officer, Shawn Gold, believes that the success of the company can be attributed to its user reviews.
Fabletics has managed to leverage the importance of having excellent reviews to facilitate its growth. It understands that consumer reviews have a direct impact on customer acquisition, clients’ retention, and loyalty. Most people currently leave digital lives, and therefore, online reviews significantly influence an individual’s decision. Customers research about a business before they decide to buy its products. According to a study that was conducted by BrightLocal, 84 percent of consumers trust online reviews just like personal recommendations that they get from friends and relatives. People do not trust the traditional advertising and marketing, and they instead believe in the feedback and opinion of the crowd.
According to a research firm that is known as L2, 76 percent of leading consumer brands feature customer reviews on their websites to improve purchases. Sites that have user reviews have experienced rapid growth in their businesses. Vibes recently conducted a holiday shopping study that showed only 33 percent of store mobile searches were done to compare the price of products. About 65 percent of the searches were to view consumer reviews and various information about a product. Clients also value reviews about the pricing of a product.
Businesses that have genuine reviews are likely to grow their bottom lines. They have high chances of enhancing search rankings, attracting more clients, and therefore, generating more income. Companies that have strategies that involve reviews are likely to have strong customer loyalty, and the many return customers. Positive reviews enable a brand to appear in the top search results on Google. Review websites such as Trustpilot have partnered with Google to assist businesses in bettering their Google Seller Ratings. Research indicates that online advertisements that have Google Seller Ratings get 17 percent higher CTR compared to similar ones that are not rated.
A survey that was done by BrightLocal showed that 74 percent of consumers would proceed to purchase a product after viewing positive reviews about it. According to Fabletics and TechStyle, crowdsourcing has significantly influenced the growth of their brands since it facilitates transparency. The companies are determined to offer products that match the needs of clients by using empathy and data that they receive. All the steps that Fabletics takes are influenced by the opinions of the customers.
According to the president of Nationwide Financial Distributors, financial advisors are tasked with the responsibility of talking to their clients about matters that pertain to social security. For financial advisors, talking to their customers on issues social security should suffice as a no-brainer but sadly not all of them are doing it.
During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, David Giertz revealed that the report from a recent survey that was conducted by the Nationwide Financial Retirement Institute, a rather interesting finding was made. NFRI interviewed consumers and those individuals who are ten years from retirement and discovered that most financial advisers do not talk to the clients on social security. According to David Giertz, talking to clients about social security should pass as the primary role of any financial adviser. The research also established that 4 out of 5 Americans would change their financial advisers if they were not having the social security discussion with them.
One of the reasons as to why most financial experts would avoid the topic of social security whenever they are advising their customers is because of the compound nature of the problem. The issue of social security is broad and requires a lot of time to cover it. David Giertz opines that financial advisers need to take a keen interest in social security because without covering this subject, clients can move on to another expert, which will result in loss of income for the professionals.
David Giertz is one of the most seasoned financial experts at the Nationwide Financial Distribution. At NFD, David Giertz holds the post of Senior Vice President. Mr. Giertz also holds the position of President to Nationwide Financial Distributors Inc, a post he has held since the year 2013. David also holds executive positions in other firms which are under the Nationwide brand.
Executives with experience and excellent leadership skills are becoming better known for people who are interested in business. James Dondero in one of them. His experience spans over three decades, and it doesn’t show signs for stopping anytime soon. His company, Highland Capital Management works with retail and institutional investments, providing them with solutions to help their business revenue go up.
The company has around 14 billion dollars in assets ad has several major affiliates, including Acis Capital Management and NextPoint Capital. The industry professionals often recognise the work Highland does.
James Dondero started his career as a mere analyst in the eighties. Morgan Guaranty training program took him on as a student because they saw his potential. He also graduated from the University of Virginia where he attended the McIntire School of Commerce. His ability to major in finance and accounting also helped later in his professional life.
James Dondero received some of the best education in his field. He values the learning process and hopes to inspire other people to follow in his footsteps. Long gone are the days when accounting and finance were annoying. Young people find it more exciting and stable as a career choice. James Dondero is inspiring people with his work and his leadership.
He is also passionate about philanthropy. He wants to enrich lives of the people in different communities in Dallas. Dondero and Highland Capital Management work with various non-profit organisations within the area. The list of partnerships is growing, and Dondero takes pride in creating personal relationships with these agencies.
They are donating money to Dallas Zoo for their new Hippo Hut so Hippos could return to Dallas Zoo for the joy of visitors and conservation purposes as well. Dallas Zoo’s new Hippo Hut will allow these majestic animals to come back after several decades of their absence. The previous dwelling simply was not suitable anymore and needed renovation.
James Dondero also works with the Perot Museum of Natural Science to introduce children to sciences and maths via the advancements in technology. He promotes public schools that are proving their excellence on academic scores.