George Soros Attacks Donald Trump While Remaining Skeptic Toward Chinese Economy

George Soros doesn’t hold back when it comes to politics and economic matters. This may be quite understood of him given that the two are almost interlinked, failure in one is always affecting the other. Given the massive fortunes he has amassed as a hedge fund operative in the United States, Soros is aware that he stands to lose most if any of these were to collapse. He, therefore, doesn’t shy away from expressing what he believes is right even if it rubs certain feathers in the wrong way.
His recent headlining comments during an interview with Bloomberg Business TV.

Billionaire Owners Become The Norm After Bruce Levenson Sale

Bruce Levenson departed from his role as the leader of the consortium owning the Atlanta Hawks and handed over control to billionaire Tony Ressler. The recent ownership history of the Hawks can be seen as a sign of the changing times in the ownership options for NBA teams and sports franchises around the world. The move towards billionaire owners has been a short one and has taken place in the decade since the Atlanta Hawks were purchased by the Bruce Levenson led Atlanta Spirit consortium. In just a decade the value of the Atlanta Hawks rocketed from the $250 million paid by Atlanta Spirit for the Hawks and Thrashers franchises with the operating rights for Philips Arena to a figure reported to be between $750 million and $850 million.

The shocking fact for fans of the NBA and sports fans in general lies in the realization the Hawks were originally valued at around $1 billion. A number of experts had claimed this valuation was a little too high, which the final sale figure shows was a correct part of the valuation.

Becoming the new custodian of a franchise means more than simply being able to invest in the team and officials. Instead, Bruce Levenson led the Hawks to success on the field and off it. For the most part, Levenson will be remembered as a strong leader who made sure the Hawks improved year after year. But, he also led the franchise back to the hearts of the local people of Atlanta through the large amount of community based work they completed and the many charitable programs added to the work of the franchise. Amongst the charitable programs Levenson made sure the Hawks were involved in are the Make A Wish Foundation and the US Holocaust Museum.

Tony Ressler has been involved in bidding for NBA franchises in the past and will look to create a successful franchise challenging at the latter stages of the NBA playoffs, year after year. He will also be looking to continue the work begun by Bruce Levenson that has made the Hawks a vital part of the life of the people of Atlanta and the surrounding areas of Georgia. After failed bids for the LA Clippers, which saw the franchise eventually sold for $2 billion, the consortium headed by Tony Ressler has set about its work to push the Atlanta Hawks forward into the future as an NBA force and a community based basketball team.

American Business Women

Susan McGalla has done a lot for the business world. Proving that it is no longer just a mans world. From business women to executive consultant, McGalla has held a number of titles in the business world. Born in East Liverpool Ohio to a football coach dad she was treated like one of the boys and not cut any slack which has made her so successful.
After high school McGalla went on to the University of Mount Union a liberal arts college in Alliance Ohio. After college McGalla went on to build a name for herself on the business circuit. McGalla now lives in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
Susan McGalla is the former president of American Eagle Outfitters and former Chief executive officer of Wet Seal . After her careers with both American Eagle and Wet Seal she went on to form her own consulting company P3 Executive Consulting LLC where she provided expert insight based upon her own experience working in retail. McGalla is now the director of strategic planning and growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers . Proving that she can have one successful career move after another.

Mary T. Barra is another woman proving the business world is no longer just a mans world . This former Stanford university graduate from Michigan has taken the business world by storm. An Engineer that has worked for general motors for three decades .Barra is now the first female CEO of a major global automaker. She serves as a member on the board of directors for GM . Barra is currently serving as Chief executive officer of General Motors. Barra is taken the automotive world to a whole new level showing her worth in what use to be a male driven field.

Another key business woman proving her worth is Marissa Mayer. After graduating from Stanford university with both a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in computer programming, she has gone on to be a top leader when it comes to the internet. Mayer has worked for Google as an executive, a usability leader, and as a key spokesperson for the company. She is currently the President and CEO of YAHOO.

These woman among many others are proven that once what was thought to be a male driven force is no longer the case . More and more woman are making a name for themselves among the business world and are proving to be at the top of their game. Most are even accomplishing these feet’s all while juggling motherhood as well , proven just how driving they are.

Doe Deere Makes Makeup Exciting For Woman

Who wants to put on makeup that is just the same old thing as what everyone else is wearing? When most people their makeup on in hopes of impressing a man, or in hopes of looking beautiful for a day at work, they are going to quickly get tired of using the same makeup that they have always worn. There comes a time when everyone is ready to make a change in their lives, even if it is one as small as switching up the kind of makeup that they wear.
Doe Deere knows that not everyone likes the same things when it comes to their makeup, and she was not afraid to step out and do something different with the makeup line that she has created. She knows that not everyone will appreciate the bold colors and styles that she has chosen for her line, and Doe Deere is okay with that. There are some people who will be happy with the refreshing change that they will get in their makeup when they purchase an item or two from her line. There will be people who will wear one of her bold color lipsticks and will never want to go back to the plain, boring stuff that they used to wear before.
When it comes to makeup, there are so many brands that offer basically the same products. Most brands stick with some pretty simple styles, and while that may be fine with some woman, Doe Deere knows that there are some woman who appreciate being more bold with their style. Her line of makeup is not something for the faint of heart. It is a special line of makeup that should only be worn by those who are brave enough to put it on and own it.
Makeup can get pretty boring for a woman when she uses the same kind day after day, and it is fun for her when a new brand of makeup comes out. It is fun to check out the options that are available to her through the new line, and it is fun to pick up a new thing or two. Not all woman like switching things up when it comes to the makeup that they wear, but some do. And those woman who do are going to love all of the new, fresh and exciting options that are offered to them through the new line of makeup that Doe Deere has just put out. They will love the color options that are offered to them, and they just may never go back to what they once wore.

Altruistic Children Are More Likely to Be From Low-income Families

An extremely interesting study was conducted by researchers from the University of California which explored the possible causes of altruism, an admirable trait of someone who is concerned about the well-being of others, even when it doesn’t benefit themselves. Many times, these selfless acts come at an expense to the person who is acting altruistically.

So, what makes a person altruistic? This particular study, which took place at Qnet, suggests it has something to do with how wealthy your family is. The findings claim children who are from less wealthy families are more likely to act altruistically in their dealings with others.

Researchers wanted to analyze the behavior of children because these personality traits are often developed at a very young age and continue to remain unchanged throughout someone’s life. And the data suggest that those who come from a privileged or wealthy household are less likely to give themselves selflessly to others, possibly because of a sense of entitlement which also tends to create a lack of empathy.

Of course, many wealthy families dedicate time and effort to share their good fortune with those in need and it is unfair to generalize any group of people. However, these results suggest altruism is a learned behavior rather than a genetic one. The study also revealed a possible link between altruism and well-being in young children, suggesting a selfless attitude is beneficial for everybody involved.

Bullied Boy Gets Lots Of Birthday Wishes From Strangers and Celebrities

A little boy got the shock of a lifetime when he got so many responses from strangers to help him have a great birthday. When 13 year old Odin Camus didn’t have anyone RSVP to his birthday party, his mother took it to social media to ask anyone to text her son a “happy birthday” on his new phone to make him feel good. What she didn’t know is that so many people, even celebrities, would be getting in touch with her new teenager. She also had a party set up for the local bowling center in which hundreds attended and every 200 more waited in the parking lot to get in.

According to an article found on reddit and written by NY Daily News, famous movie stars such as Elijah Wood and singers like Carrie Underwood wished Odin a special day over social media. In addition to that, the Toronto and Canadian professional sports franchises messaged him as well. It is so nice to see a community take action for a kid who has been said to experience a lot of bullying at school said AnastasiaDate. It can be so hard to be a kid these days, and especially for kids like Odin who have Aspbergers, it makes life even more challenging to fit in and have a regular social life. Now, it is likely that Odin will be the talk of the town for sure.

Many Dollar Store Products Are Unsafe

The old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” can apply to many offers that look better than they can possibly be. Now, it looks as though it may apply to the neighborhood dollar store. For many of us in the current economy, doing a fair percentage of our shopping at a dollar store is not an option. They may be the only low cost shopping option available in some areas. As reported in Infowars.com, a lot of the products on the shelves in these stores may be too good to be true. It turns out that many of them contain unsafe levels of chemicals or other toxins that are associated with adverse health consequences.

Pragmatic individuals would argue that people should know that “you get what you pay for,” as that other popular saying states. When you are buying a bottle of shampoo for one dollar, do you really believe you are getting quality ingredients? As some critics would point out, such as the natural-living experts at Amen Clinics, there is a world of difference between lower quality ingredients and downright dangerous ingredients. There are those who argue that the government is supposed to be protecting us from the latter. They seem to be falling down on the job since this information was brought to light by a non-governmental organization known as HealthyStuff. It is good to see that there are still some consumer advocates out there to pick up the slack when other watch dogs fail.

Parents are getting cheap WIFI with FreedomPop

The first of the month is comin’ round the corner and you know what that means: bills. Bills for water, bills for gas… the only bills I don’t have are the dollar kind in my wallet. If you (like many parents) are looking for ways to cut back on expenses, it’s time to look for alternatives. Instead of spending too much on organic produce to cook your kids healthy meals, look into your local CSAs that provide fresh produce for a fraction of the cost. If you’re tired of high electric bills, maybe turn that thermostat down a bit, clean out the chimney, and remind your family of the old fashioned way to keep warm in the winter by lighting a fire. If you’re tired of sky-high wireless and mobile bills, maybe it’s time you check out alternative data companies like FreedomPop over the monopolies like ComCast and Time Warner.

FreedomPop is a business that is based on telecommunications and boasts free wireless internet and mobile phone services. The company itself is based in Los Angeles, California.

FreedomPop was first founded in 2011 when Stephen Stokols and Steven Sesar came together to try a new entertainment business. Stokols was originally the CEO of another company called Woo Media before the two created and co-created FreedomPop. After the creation of the company, FreedomPop has first shared a partnership with another company called Lightsquared, but sadly had to end it once it was found that Lightsquared didn’t receive approval to build a network from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 

Despite the ending of the partnership, FreedomPop continued to go about its business and first began to build by selling smartphones in 2012. Once this had happened the company was able to gain some users by allowing them to become paid users, which began to steadily increase towards the end of 2012 when the company began offering mobile and wireless internet services using a Clearwire network.

With the success of adding more paid users to its network, FreedomPop continued to grow when it announced that the company was partnering with Sprint in April of 2013 to expand its coverage. The company then began launching their own free mobile phone plan and a year later in 2014, they began offering a free 4G data and voice plan, including with Samsung and the iPad mini. 

As of the last quarter of 2014, however, Sprint is negotiating to try and buy FreedomPop, which would be a gain of $250 million at the very least. At the start of 2015, FreedomPop has also began launching an unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot service that will allow it to expand its customer base to around 120 million people. This is all due to the fact that “hotspots” today are an increasing occurrence in fast food restaurants and coffee shops all across the country. Stokols himself has gone on to suggest that the reason the company is making this move is because people want to dodge paying extra money for their data plans, a move that will likely attract over one million new customers by the end of the year.

As you may of read on the Wall Street Journal, FreedomPop is also offering $5 monthly WIFI access. Read more about it here on the WSJ blog.

If you’re interested in FreedomPop, check it out first on Amazon, iTunes, or Google Play. Do any of my readers already use FreedomPop? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments.

How Mark Ahn Has Contributed to Important Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Research

While many who work in biotechnology or who are actively involved in life sciences in the world of academics are well aware of who Mark Ahn is, those who are outside of these communities in the public and private sector are not aware of the incredible contributions he has made to his field. Ahn is a highly accomplished biotechnology professional and academic, and his efforts in both the public and private sectors have been integral in transforming the industry. One of the many areas that he has achieved great success relates to the area of breast cancer research. 

The Professional Life of Mark Ahn

 
Ahn is a highly educated biotechnology professional, and he also has more than two decades of professional work experience in high-level positions. His education includes degrees earned at schools like the University of South Australia, Chaminade University, Aspen Institute and other reputable schools. He also has worked in high level positions, including as president or CEO in some cases, at companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Hana Biosciences, Genentech, Amgen and others. At each of these and other companies, his efforts have resulted in excellent research and innovations. Notably, at Galena Biopharma he played a role in research and clinical studies in the area of breast cancer research. 

A Closer Look at Breast Cancer Research 

Galena received a grant from the Department of Defense that providing a significant amount of funding for a clinical trial on breast cancer medication. The trial was in conjunction with NeuVax, and it focused on preventing the development of breast cancer in high risk patients. The funding provided for expanded research based on what was already taking place. In addition, he worked to secure a patent in the United States for the NeuVax breast cancer prevention medication that was being developed at the time. The studies and research are going well, and this is a medication that has the potential to save many lives going forward. 

In a biotechnology firm that conducts research and that completes clinical studies, it generally is the work of a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals who work collaboratively to bring about change. However, with a lead role in the company and with a proven desire to change the world through his efforts in all of his public and private roles over the course of his career, it is clear that Ahn will continue to be instrumental in the area of breast cancer research and other areas that he is currently focusing his efforts on.

Smartphones Causes The Young To Lose Sleep

Many kids now go to sleep with their IPod or Smartphones on a nightstand next to their bed. Researchers are now saying this is causing them to get much less sleep. Evidence is out there proving that children who have televisions in their room sleep less and this new study is looking at even the small screens of an IPod or Smartphone are having the same effect.

The study has been published in Monday’s issue of Pediatrics which looked at over 2,000 fourth and seventh graders who participated in the study. The children in this study were asked if they needed more sleep and how well they slept. Another factor looked at was how often they slept with the IPod or Smartphone next to their bed. From this study it was found that more than 1/2 of the kids admitted to sleeping with a device next to them each night.

The researches state from their findings they show children who said they slept with these devices are averaging 20.6 fewer minutes of sleep a night compared to those who don’t sleep with them. These same children are the ones who say they feel like they did not get enough sleep, a concern Vijay Eswaran can understand.

When the findings were compared to children who slept with big screen TV’s in the room; it was found those with the small screens reported getting less sleep than those with the big TV screens.

The study was not designed to understand what the cause of sleep loss was due to- whether they were actually using the devices, getting message alerts or if it was the light from the screens.