All Optimistic Scenarios For Reinvigorating The EU Seem Unlikely According To George Soros

There are several important events taking shape in the world. China’s inability to turn its weak economy around as planned has been making headlines since August 2013. George Soros, the hedge fund manager and open society advocate, believes China will not be able to grow as fast as planned in 2016. In fact, he is betting billions that China’s currency will depreciate against the dollar this year and for the next three years, and that will have an impact on China’s internal economy. But when Soros sat down with a German magazine recently, he was focused on another world event that could impact the global economy almost as much as the Chinese economic slowdown.

The interview was reposted on New York Review of Books, and the main topic was the European Union. The EU has also been in the headlines for most of last year. The euro crisis isn’t getting any better, and the threat of several member countries going bankrupt is still making headlines in the media. George Soros thinks the EU is in for trouble and most members agree with him. The truth is, several countries would like to disconnect from the EU. The Union has become a very unpopular part of the European way of life.

What to do with the political unrest that hinders the EU from making any kind of economic progress is a question that continues to produce different scenarios in the press. Soros believes the EU can be reinvigorated, but leadership or the lack of it is standing in the way. Hungary would like to take control of the EU, but that country is not in a position to lead. But Hungary can be disruptive, and the leaders are doing a very good job at that.

Mr. Soros told the Bloomberg interviewer that Germany should take the lead, but the Chancellor of Germany has been under attack by Germans for her refugee plan. Terrorism has reached the cities of Germany. Many Germans blame Chancellor Angela Merkel for helping the terrorists get into the country. Merkel will have to regain the support of her countrymen before she can deal with the migration crisis in Europe.

George Soros is not afraid to deal with the Middle East exodus, but according to him, the EU is turning a blind eye to his suggestions. That’s not unusual for the leaders of the EU. The leaders rarely take advice from anyone, and that includes their own members. But as the EU leaders continue to chase their tails, a steady stream of asylum-seekers continue to knock on the doors of the European Union. The answer to those knocks has been to either close borders or to initiate a screening process. Soros thinks those answers aren’t answers they are reactions.

QNet Commits to Working with More Women Entrepreneurs

QNet has done a solid job in India. The direct selling company has made quite a number of interesting business moves in the country. Among those moves is to expand its direct selling entrepreneur base by seeking to work with more women. Actually, QNet is interested in grooming a number of women entrepreneurs all across the globe. Considering the size and scope of QNet, there is no reason why the company would be unable to do this.

QNet has made a strong commitment to working with more women, and this is evident based on a public commitment made during International Women’s Day. The company has stated it wishes to groom women entrepreneurs so they may earn significant incomes through the commissions from sales.

The number of women in the direct selling industry is already very high. Per the Direct Selling Association, 74.4% of direct sellers are women. Signing someone up to a direct selling opportunity is one thing. Effectively training and grooming a professional for success is another. QNet wants to make sure those affiliated with the company are successful. 

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QNet’s scope is global. The company is based in Hong Kong, and offices are open in 25 countries. Affiliate sellers are found in about 100 countries. Again, this is a company with an impressive global presence. India is emerging as the country QNet really wants to establish as its top market.

Qnet is in the process of moving all of its manufacturing to India. This is a big deal, so to speak. India could prove to be a much less costly location in which to produce various products in the QNet line.

Additionally, QNet has a marketing strategy to expand its direct seller network in the country. Of course, hiring and training numerous new women entrepreneurs to work with the company.

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New York Attorney Ross Abelow Launches Fund Raiser For Community Animal Shelters

This winter animal lovers who reside in northern states will witness multiple ill, hungry and injured strays shivering and struggling to survive in the streets of many cities. Most of us will be unable to take these abandoned animals into our own homes to care for and provide them with the necessities they need to survive.

Communities around the world are loaded with to many animals in need of vaccinations, medical care, food and sanctuary. The option of taking one of these suffering animals to an animal shelter will be short lived due to the lack of resources our community shelters have in providing space and supplies needed to house and care for them.

On January 13, 2016 a long term resident and attorney living and serving in New York City launched a GoFundMe campaign announcing his goal to raise $5000.00 to be donated to animal shelters in his community. Ross Martin Abelow of New York, NY is focused on decreasing the number of stray, injured and ill animals suffering in the icy paved streets of New York this winter.

By raising the funding local animal shelters have been lacking to accommodate the increasing numbers of suffering animals, Abelow means to tackle two of the cities concerns regarding the issue. Not only will animal shelters have the ability to care for ill and injured animals but the funding donated to the shelters will also ensure a decrease of strays on the street by providing the shelters with the ability to expand their space and in turn house more abandoned animals.

Aside from his recent announcement of this GoFundMe campaign, Ross Abelow is a partner in the law firm Abelow & Cassandro. He is active on social media sites such as Facebook and Mashable while also running both a legal blog as well as a personal blog.

Ross Martin Abelow acquired his license to practice law in the state of New York. He earned his law degree at Brooklyn Law School, J.D. having been admitted to the United States Bar Association in 1989. Prior to earning his law degree Abelow attended State University of New York at Albany, B.A. Abelow’s area of practice includes Matrimonial Law, Family Law, Commercial litigation and Entertainment Law.

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The Life And Achievements Of Stephen Murray At CCMP Capital

On March 2015, the world was hit with the sad news of the demise of Stephen Murray. He was born on August 2, 1962, and passed away at the age of 52. Until his death, Stephen Murray was a private equity investor and philanthropist who had a lot of achievements under his name. He served as the president and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital, for a very long time till shortly before his death and he is responsible for all the success of this company. CCMP Capital is a private equity firm which has specialized in buyout and growth equity transactions in markets all over the world.

 

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital attended the Boston College in 1984 where he graduated with a degree in economics. In 1989 he graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School, one if the best business schools in the country. After his graduation from the Boston College in 1984, Stephen Murray joined the credit analyst training program at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. In 1989, he joined a merge of the Manufacturers Hanover’s private equity group and its leveraged finance unit called the MH Equity Corporation. Later in 2005, Stephen Murray was appointed the head of buyout business at JP Morgan Partners, and while here he co-founded CCMP Capital in August 2006. In 2007, he was appointed CEO of Stephen Murray CCMP Capital a position which he held till before his sudden demise. Before his death, Stephen Murray served on the boards of Aramark, Generac Power Systems, AMC Entertainment, Warner Chilcott, The Vitamin Shoppe, Cabela’s, Pinnacle Foods and Legacy Hospital Partners, which some of the biggest companies in the country.

 

After the news of his passing came out, condolences from both his workmates, clients and friends streamed to his family. Most of his workmates talked of him as one of the best leaders the business world has ever seen. They said that he was a motivated man who always worried hard to get the best results for anything he dies. The always used to encourage them to work hard for their sake and the companies sake. His colleagues pointed out that Stephen Murray was always their them not only as a boss but also as a friend they could confide in, they also brought out the fact that he always treats all of them with respect no matter what the circumstances were.

 

For the CCMP clients who had interacted with Stephen Murray before, they pointed him out as an extraordinary business person. They say that he always had a unique perspective of critically analyzing situations and viewing issues from a wider angle. They said that he was one of the best dealmakers in the business world. For his family, he was a good father, brother, son and grandpa. We all shall miss him.

 

Eucatex’s Success With A Highly Skilled President

During the 1950s in Brazil, most companies didn’t think much about the environment. The regulations were few and far between. Most industries likely wanted to keep it that way. However, one company bucked the trend and was ahead of their time. Eucatex got off the ground in the beginning of the 1950s, as a company that strived to be environmentally friendly. More than 50 years later, the company is still paying very close attention to the health of the environment. They also are a highly successful company, and their goods are used throughout the world. Eucatex has a way of using materials that often are seen as unique. This has likely helped them to stand out, and it will likely continue to do so. In fact, the company may continue to grow even further. Their current president, Flavio Maluf, is doing an excellent job of running the company and promoting their goods.

Eucatex makes goods that are used in homes, such as paints. However, some of their goods are used by industries. These goods use a lot of different materials. However, the materials that are used include unusual things, such as eucalyptus. Many people are likely drawn to their products, due to the unusual materials that are used. However, these materials are also very functional. The products made by Eucatex tend to be very durable, long lasting, and effective. Not only are Eucatex’s products popular in Brazil, but they are also popular internationally. Their products are used in countries, such as the United States and in European countries. However, their products are essentially available on a worldwide scale. The environmentally healthy nature of the company has caused them to be seen in a positive light. This is especially the case, since they were environmentally conscious before the soundness of the natural environment was taken seriously.

Flavio Maluf really knows how to do a good job running a business like Eucatex, thanks to those years of experience. He has a great educational background for it. He is a graduate of two different highly respected colleges. First off, he graduated from the Brazilian University, FAAP. This is among Brazil’s best colleges. Secondly, he also has a degree from NYU.  This experience has led to Flavio’s commitment to education in recent times.  Something that he’s been focusing on more and more these days.

Furthermore, he’s an experienced businessman. He has been the president of Eucatex for quite a while, and he has done a good job there. This shows that he is likely to continue to bring good things to the company. He has also done a great job at being the president of his second company, GrandFoods.  Flavio is on social media with Twitter, and he also pens many articles.  A good recent one from Mr. Maluf broke down the Rubbermaid merger, and what it means for Brazil’s future.

Windquest Group Expansion into Liquor Business

Dick DeVos, founder, and president of Windquest Group is in the process of joining liquor business. This is as a result of the ongoing acquisition of Coppercraft Distillery, opened in 2013 by Walter Catton III. According to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory in Michigan, the resident agent is receiving all the documents or mails in place of the entity. Also, on 20th January, the Liquor Control Commission approved the transfer of license. They mainly distil whiskey, gin, rum and vodka although they have also ventured into wine and beer. Walter said that he had been in search of an investor who could help him expand their distribution as well as open a kitchen in their testing room for making an appetizer to go with their cocktails. Coppercraft has a broad range of market from Michigan to Illinois and Colorado. Looking at the leadership experience of Dick DeVos, when acquisition process is finalized the distillery will grow immensely. 

DeVos born in 1955 succeeded his father as the president of Amway, a family owned business, from 1993 to 2002. He was in charge of all operations of the company and saw the company make sales of $4.5 billion before he left to open Windquest. He also broke Amway’s record when under his leadership they tripled international sales making them more than domestic sales. He also served as the company’s vice president and was put in-charge of operations of their branches outside North America. Dick has also been actively engaged in some philanthropic activities outside business roles. He has awarded over 4000 scholarships to students to join West Michigan Aviation Academy and served on the State Board of Education. He also led various Grand Rapids area initiatives aimed at improving Healthcare, downtown area, and conventional center.

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He’s an alumnus of Northwood University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has been honored with doctorates from Central Michigan University, Grove City College, and Northwood University. DeVos is married to Betsy DeVos, and they have seven children. They also run The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which deals with education, art, justice and nurturing leaders. He also vied for a public seat in 2006 as governor of Michigan State. He is also a helicopter and jet aircraft pilot plus a two-time National Sailor’s champion.

For more information about the life and work of Dick DeVos visit the following link >> http://dickdevos.com/biography/

Ben and Jerry’s Dairy Free Ice Cream

Good news for vegans everywhere. You can now experience one of the most famous luxuries around. Ben and Jerry’s just unveiled its first ever non dairy ice creams! To top it off, you won’t even be limited to the average flavors, you will get to experience the real stuff, the stuff Ben and Jerry’s are famous for!

Starting Wednesday, vegans everywhere will be able to enjoy four flavors that Ben and Jerry’s offers. This dairy free, vegan-friendly ice cream can be found in the favored Chunky Monkey and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. However, after all the years of vegans envying Jon Urbana and other people who could eat Ben and Jerry’s, they introduced two flavors that are exclusive to the dairy free line! These flavors include the most anticipated P. B. and Cookies which is a crunchy peanut butter and coffee caramel fudge swirl. This is an ice cream that can cause any dairy lover to make the vegan switch!

The base of these new Ben and Jerry’s concoction is almond milk. Not only does this open the ice cream up to a large fan base, but it is also healthier for those who are looking to cut back on dairy, and the almond milk also gives it a unique flavor that more and more people are choosing of traditional dairy.

Look no further than these four new options for those of you who have always dreamed of trying the world famous Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors!

Men’s Health: Pizza Can Be Healthy

 

Men’s Health is promoting a new pizza that is supposed to help men lose weight. It is full of good protein and will give the protein men need. We all hear that pizza is a bad for you, food. We all try to avoid eating pizza until we just can not go any longer. You want pizza but you do not want to mess up your diet. Oh, a breakfast pizza is part of the men’s health nutrition program. If supplies a lot of protein and is not too bad for you. The recipe is a big part of the weight loss and healthy eating program. Peas, eggs, prosciutto, and Parmesan cheese cover the whole wheat crust. Each serving gives you 26 grams of protein and about 400 calories, which is considered a healthy meal by doctors like Sergio Cortes. This pizza is a smart start to any day. It surely will help when you are having the pizza cravings.

Men’s health offers information on weight lifting and healthy living. There are articles telling you what you need to be eating and articles telling you how to exercise. Menshealth is a fantastic magazine for men. This magazine is good for men that want to live a healthy lifestyle. It offers tips and information for men. Check out the site at .

Overlooking the Dog Food industry potential

The first commercially produced pet food product was a dog biscuit produced and introduced in England about 1860. Since then the processed pet food industry has become a $23.7 billion industry. Today the pet food industry has grown to a worldwide industry with an endless array of products. Some manufacturers have stated that their products are so nutritious with real meat and vegetables, that they are practically suitable for human consumption. Packaging has also been reinventing with resealable packing to ensure freshness and helps prevent bacteria from contaminating the food. So great is this industry, that sales and the potential for growth of this industry has for the most part been overlooked by most investors. Nestle Purina Store Petcare introduced the Beneful brand of dog food in 2001. Beneful includes dry dog foods, wet dog foods, and dog treats. By 2012, Beneful had become the fourth largest dog food brand becoming one of Nestle Purina’s more prosperous brands with annual revenues of approximately $1.5 billion, according to a Amazon analysis. Also, in that same year, a $34-million television advertising campaign was launched making it the largest in Nestle Purina’s history. The basis of Beneful’s marketing was based on nutrition and appearance resembling stew with beef and vegetable pieces. Beneful stands for “full of goodness” according to a company spokesperson. By the close of 2006 Beneful’s revenues had reached $300 million. In that same year, the company had upgraded it’s facilities in St. Joseph, Missouri at a cost of $36 million to produce more wet dog food. In 2010, Beneful introduced IncrediBites that was packaged in stay-fresh packs, A term Beneful referred to as “Humanizing”. Beneful’s exclusive products for dogs include their Healthy Harvest product line which was added in 2005, as the company’s first premium dry dog food which featured soy as the main source of protein instead of meat. In March of 2006, Beneful introduced prepared meals with eight flavors which featured a multipurpose resealable package allowing food containers to also serve as a convenient dog food bowl. In 2007, Beneful’s packaging was noted at the Showcase of Packaging Innovations.

US Money Reserve Opinion on the Use of the Penny

Why is the penny still in use? This is a question many people have been debating for years. The small coin is practically worthless, and it even costs more to make than it is worth! Recently, the president of the US Money Reserve, Philip Diehl, weighed in on the subject with PR Newswire.

The biggest problem with the penny is it simply is not worth anything anymore, not even the time it takes for a person to bend over and pick it up. The time it would take to do so would have that person being paid less than minimum wage. However, the circulation of the penny still exists, why?

Some tout its necessity because if production were ceased then prices would increase and inflation would occur. This argument has seemed plausible for many of the past 25 years, but now with 75 percent of transactions taking place with a card rather than cash prices could remain stagnant. Diehl is even more optimistic and thinks that many companies would round down a penny or two to make their prices more competitive rather than rounding up and possibly losing market share.

Others say that if the penny needs to be taken out of circulation for costing too much, then the nickel should as well as it costs 9.4 cents to produce. However the nickel still has a chance to be made profitable as it could be made with cheaper materials whereas the penny is composed of nearly 100 percent zinc.

The main people who stand to profit from the production of the penny produce its blanks or serve on lobbies for the zinc industry. Other than for a select few the cessation of production would have no ill effects. It would actually save American taxpayers of $100 million in production costs each year.

The US Money Reserve is the largest distributor of gold, platinum, and silver coins issued by the federal government. It was started by gold market experts who sought to provide excellent customer service to those interested in investing in precious metals. These precious metals serve as a hedge against inflation and geopolitical events which can threaten the value of paper currency worldwide.