George Soros is Back in the Game

George Soros has put up some major cash for the 2016 election. The Hungarian-born billionaire and philanthropist has given over $25 million in support of Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates this campaign season.

As a long-time progressive advocate on a number of issues, such as immigration reform, voting rights, and religious tolerance, Mr. George Soros is motivated by his faith in Ms. Clinton’s ability to follow through on her campaign promises, and also by his distaste for Donald Trump, sources say.

Mr. Soros gained notoriety in 2004 when he contributed heavily towards efforts to prevent President George W. Bush’s re-election. During that campaign he spent $27 million in support of Democratic nominee John Kerry, earning a reputation as somewhat of a liberal archenemy among conservatives. Soros’s interest in ousting Bush came from his strong objections to the Iraq War. But Bush’s successful re-election, along with the attacks and criticisms leveled at Mr. Soros from the right, left him feeling disillusioned, and he scaled back his political spending thereafter.

Following the 2004 election Mr. Soros shifted his philanthropic focus to other areas. His international foundations on georgesoros.com have donated over $13 million to causes around the world, including programs for human rights, health care, and education.

In the 2008 presidential campaign Mr. Soros supported Barack Obama over Ms. Clinton, a decision he later came to regret. He believed President Obama failed to sufficiently pursue many important progressive ideals.

But Mr. Soros’s return to the arena of big-money politics has had a huge impact on Ms. Clinton’s campaign. He leads a list of many other left-leaning donors who have also contributed heavily in financing the Democratic candidate, including San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer and New York hedge-fund manager Don Sussman, both of whom have given several million dollars. As a result, the Clinton campaign has been awash in cash, allowing her to vastly outspend her opponent, Mr. Trump.

In The Wild Or On The Farm, Blueberries Are A Smart Choice!

Farm-raised, “high bush” blueberries and the minute, out in the field, wild blueberries are an excellent source of nutrients and should be a part of everyone’s daily diet. Low in calories, with high fiber content and the essential vitamin C and vitamin C,blueberries pack a potent punch of antioxidants.

 

According to Rutgers University’s Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension researcher Amy Howell, “We as scientists don’t see a big difference from a health perspective,”they’re both excellent.” The purple-blue pigment in blueberries is a result of anthocyanins, which keep cells safe from radical damage and promotes anti-inflammation. Plants for Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University in Kannapolis, North Carolina, director Mary Ann Lila says the blueberry is unique in its biochemical structure which targets inflammatory regions inside the human body.

 

Lending more support to the magnificent blueberry is that the Wild Blueberry Association of North America indicates that blueberries from the wild are the king of all berries and other fruits and vegetables! Citing a United States Department of Agriculture 2010 report, blueberries were virtually off the chart in terms of antioxidant values. Even Cornell University’s blueberry study substantiated the USDA report and noted that wild berries even demonstrated greater antioxidant protection than blueberries raised in commercial farming operations.

 

There are numerous contemporary research studies about the nutritional benefit of wild and farmed blueberries. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry indicated that in a controlled group, individuals adding blueberry juice to their daily diet for 12 weeks acknowledged an improvement in the memory retention.Another study showed that obese individuals adding a freeze-dried blueberry powder to their daily smoothie demonstrated significant improvement in their insulin sensitivity.

 

For those individuals that enjoy ‘fresh’ raw blueberries, you’ll most likely have to resort to frozen blueberries, as the wild ones have a short shelf life after picking and the only means to maximize a harvest is to freeze them immediately after picking.

Trucept Exec Brian Bonar Honored With Executive Of The Year Award

California businessman, Brian Bonar was recently selected as ‘Executive Of The Year‘. The list of honorees celebrates the achievements, leadership, and professional and personal accomplishments that ultimately have impacted their designated field.

Bonar is among these change-makers that inspire creativity and innovation, and forge the path for individuals to thrive as well. “I’m honored to be included among a list of distinguished people, and I thank Cambridge Who’s Who registry for this recognition” said Bonar.

The Cambridge Who’s Who program offers a coveted annual award to the world’s best and brightest in several categories. These awards are given to two men and two women in each category.

This Executive Of The Year Award is tribute to Brian Bonar, who has built up a remarkable career, is committed to the promotion of work and family life and personally understands the best balance between work and private life.

Bonar was selected for being a role model and challenging the finance field to innovate and reinvent for future prosperity. With extensive industry knowledge and expertise in the finance industry, the results driven executive is one of the country’s visionary leaders.

He has been a veteran champion of empowering individuals, and is committed to exponential changes that better us. “The Executive Of The Year Award is testament to commitment to exceptional service, and Brian Bonar is well deserved of this honor,” said one associate.

Bonar holds a number of advisory and executive leadership positions, including CEO of Trucept, Inc, a full-service company providing outsourced HR solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. While historically successful, many companies now understand that downsizing and layoffs flirt with self-destruction.

Bonar has helped businesses confront changing business environments and realize a significant savings by outsourcing. “Many companies have success stories when it comes to outsourcing core and non-core competencies,” says one associate.

For example, companies realize more favorable, cheaper labor costs, a decrease in overhead, and ultimately a reduced capital commitment. Bonar also points out how Trucept helps with quick scalability but higher productivity and better performance. Small and mid-sized companies have seen outsourcing as a win-win opportunity.

Before becoming CEO of Trucept, Inc, Brian Bonar led several successful organizations including CEO and CFO of The Amanda Company, Smart Tek Automated Services, Inc. and Dalrada Financial Corporation. Innovating, leading, empowering, and driving results is a tall order, yet Brian Bonar has met each challenge and does it with ease.

Commercially Growing Hydroponically in Australia

According to an article on New Scientist, people may soon be growing vegetables without soil, pesticides, fresh water, soil and fossil fuels on a commercial basis. Sundrop Farms has opened the first commercial growing facility to accomplish this feat in Australia’s dessert. The farm, which has been over six years in the planning, hopes to grow 17,000 tons of tomatoes annually. The tomatoes are currently on shelves throughout Australia.

The first step in accomplishing the feat of growing tomatoes in the dessert comes from piping water from the nearby Spencer Gulf to the facility. A 127 meter high tower that sits over the farm containing 23,000 mirrors provides the power to desalinate the water which is then piped onto the 180,000 tomato plants located in a greenhouse that was built over a five-year period of 20,000 glass panels.

During the warm summer months, the greenhouse is lined with seawater soaked cardboard to maintain temperatures within the greenhouse. During the winter, solar energy is used to maintain the right growing temperatures.

Salt water is also used to control conditions within the facility so that insects do not survive. The seawater also sterilizes the air on the 20 hectare farm. Instead of soil, the plants are grown in coconut husks.

The farm is very labor intensive. Therefore, the farm employs 175 workers. If any weeds grow among the plants, then they are pulled out by hand. All harvesting is also done by hand. Currently, the facility is sending eight large trucks to market each day.

This first of its kind facility was funded mostly by a private investment firm who believes that this example can help solve food shortages around the world. The Australian government also contributed a $5 million dollar grant.

While Sundrop Farms hopes that their facility is a success, there are some who do not think this project is necessary. They point out that there are many places in Australia where tomatoes grow very well using traditional farming techniques.

From an Advertising agent With No Investment to a Great International Advertiser

José Borghi is the founder of Mullen Lowe Brazil agency, that’s one of the best advertising agencies in Brazil. It was founded in 2006 and employs 201 to 500 people. The seeds of his advertising agency were planted when he was a junior in high school. One day, his sister invited him to see a presentation at the Castro Neves Theatre. The show was about commercial videos that won awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Jose Borghi was inspired, but he never imagined that he would someday win a Lions Cannes Award.

José Borghi was born in Presidente Prudente in the late 1960s. In about four years, BorghiErh merged with global network Lowe + Partners. In 1989, Borghi graduated from PUC Campinas in Advertising with a degree in advertising. After graduation, Borghi found employment at his first job Standart Ogilvy. He worked for FCB and DM9/DDB until he founded his advertising company.

José Borghi became friendly with creative art director, Erh Ray at DM9/DDB. In 2002, Borghi and Ray formed a partnership in the BorghiErh advertising company. In about four years, BorghiErh was merged with global network Lowe + Partners. Six years later, Erh Ray sold his shares in the business that was renamed Mullen Lowe agency. BorghiErh advertising company began as a start up from the ground business with no investors or bank loans to get started. BorghiErh offered people media planning and other creative services to help the clients promote their businesses. José Borghi attracted the interest of Jim Mullen of Mullen Advertising who’d started the industry in 1970 in Boston Massachusetts. It was Mullen’s desire to spread his advertising services throughout the world. BorghiErh became Borghi Lowe.

José Borghi always knew the road to success was paved with hard work. He worked hard to make sure that Borghi Lowe was a success by creating dazzling advertising campaigns on adsoftheworld.com for many of their clients including Delta Airlines, Fiat, American Express, and many others. Borgi worked himself into a CEO partnership with André Gomes.

José Borghi went on to win many awards in addition to the Lions Cannes Award. He’s also won the New York Festival,and the Clios Awards. In 2009, Borghi was awarded Advertiser of the Year. One of his memorable advertising campaigns was when he had children dressed as stuffed animals for Mammals Parmalat. The children sang jingles and songs from Zeze di Camargo and Luciano.

Brian Bonar Receives Greatest Honor In The Professional Networking Community

Brian Bonar, CEO and Chairman of Dalrada Financial Corporation, was bestowed with the title Cambridge Who’s Who® Finance Executive of the Year a few years ago. While this is a huge honor, only two male and female members picked from all disciplines to be awarded the title of executive of the year. The selection committee picks these special honorees according to their professional, and academic accomplishments as well as leadership skills.

According to Spokeo, there are many words to describe Brian Bonar, however, the one that stands out the most is top entrepreneur. He has great vision, and dedication, as well as the ability to bring an original idea to the table. He isn’t afraid to make himself available to do whatever is required to succeed. He has put in a lot of hard work, dedication or commitment to the craft as one of the best financial managers and actually deserved this honor.

Dalrada Financial Corporation which Bonar has served as chairman and CEO for a little more than a decade serves as a Marketing Liaison, that supplies its clients a wide range of employee programs that boosts business efficiency.

They include risk management insurance (business liability and workers’ compensation), employee benefits, and financial management, along with promotional services and business administration.

About Brian Bonar

Bonar graduated from James Watt Technical College with a bachelor’s in Technical Engineering. He decided to continue his education at Stanford University in which he received a master’s degree and earned his Ph.D. from Staffordshire University in Mechanical Engineering.

His work experience include IBM, where he formerly worked as a procurement manager before moving to a supervisory role at QMS.

Bonar’s accomplishments and affiliations are numerous including his board memberships and advocacy with the Alliance National Insurance Agency, the American Finance Association and the Greater San Diego Boys & Girls Clubs. As CEO and chairman of Dalrada Financial Corporation, Bonar has worked with many clients directly supplying them a variety of programs to ease their daily operations.

He is also the chief executive officer of Smart-Tek Automated, a staffing agency that provides numerous financial and employee solutions for small and mid-sized firms.

Smart-Tek Automated has been used in all areas of the industry, and quickly expanded, since 2009. The firm’s line of solutions encompasses simple, to budget friendly services as well as enterprise-wide administration. Under Bonar’s leadership, Smart-Tek Automated has welcomed growth following an onset of fresh clients, and markets.

The company has gained notoriety for becoming a top choice in the industry. Bonar has been instrumental in the new service analysis and development that pinpoint what the industry needs to move forward. He has built a strong reputation for been one of the most famous leaders in the financial sector.

New Seed, Pastures for Pollinators, Shows Promise For Sustainable Livestock Farming

Today, there was a big announcement from Grassland Oregon. They are excited to share a new seed mixture that can be used to support sustainable livestock farming. The seed is called Pastures and Pollinators, and it has an increase of pollinators in it that can provide annual flowering covers. Everyone is concerned about the loss of bees and butterflies. However, these new seeds may be the answer that this country has been waiting for.

 

It is a serious economic issue that habitat loss is causing pollinator decline, and it has been addressed by the agricultural industry. Bees may be a nuisance to some people, but they contribute more than $9 billion to the economy each year. They pollinate crops, which allows them to manage their hives. That contributes over $15 billion to the economy too. The number of bee colonies in the United States has been cut in half over the past fifty years. Another major issue is monarch butterflies. They have declined too. They once had a migration that estimated over 500 million in this country, now they only have about 33 million.

 

This new seed offers some hope. Livestock farmers will be able to use this blend to feed both their soil and their cattle. It will also create a new, natural habitat for pollinators, which will only help everyone. Creating sustainable farming practices that help us to increase pollinators will secure farming for future generations.

 

This company has the ability to make a huge impact on sustainable soil resources. Currently, it is estimated that there are more than 400 million acers of farmland throughout the United States. All of this land can be seeded to help prevent further decline in pollinators. It makes people think twice before they swat that honey bee in their way.

 

Grassland Oregon is a company that wants to give back to agricultural communities far and wide. Any profits made from Pastures and Pollinators will go to further sustainable research to ensure the future is protected. Bees and butterflies are dying off quicker than we can count. Stepping up and doing something about the problem is what must be done. Too many people are sitting idly by and waiting for someone else to do something. People don’t realize how important the bees are for our very survival.

Relmada Lawsuit against Laidlaw & Company

Relmada is a company that concentrates on the manufacturing of medicines for chronic pain. Recently, the company stated that is planning to make an amendment on a lawsuit they filed made against Laidlaw and Company Ltd. The amendment was to add to some charges filed before in the in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Relmada claims that Laidlaw disclosed the company’s confidential information, which can negatively impact the company reputation to the investors. Another issue is Relmada is suing for damages caused by the company by Laidlaw by the fees and the costs the company incurred after the company misled them.

Remalda board of directors sat and decided that Laidlaw should compensate for the damages they have caused to the company as a form of punishment to ensure that Laidlaw doesn’t do the same thing to another company in the future. Remalda board of directors claims that they have taken action because they are trying to keep protecting the company and the interest of stakeholders as much as possible.
In December 2015, a temporary restraining order was issued against Laidlaw principles, Matthew Eitner and James Ahern following their misleading proxy materials. The case was then amended on January 2016.

Laidlaw is a 170-year-old company that has been concentrating on the independent and investment banking needs for both domestic and international companies, corporations, private investors, and institutions. The company’s goal is to provide exclusive services to both emerging and existing companies. The company is headed by Matthew D. Eitner who serves as the Chief Executive Officer and James P. Ahern who is the Managing partner and the head of Capital Markets. Both of the parties were involved in the lawsuit filed by Relmada. Although the company has been facing the charges, it has built an excellent reputation for the 170 years it has been in operation.

Jason Halpern: A Real Estate Developer Transforming Cities One Building At A Time

A real estate developer is an individual who specializes in renovating existing developments and creating new ones. The developer will market and sell the development afterward. In some cases, a developer will work with partners to help share the risks and workload involved.

Some developers may have a background as an architect, real estate agent, or contractor. Basically, a real estate developer is a person who transforms a piece of property into a workable asset. Whether it is a simple house or an extremely large skyscraper.

Even though they are not the ones physically building the properties, they are the masterminds behind it all. Jason Halpern is one of these masterminds. He is the managing partner and founder of JMH Development. Jason is from a family real estate company with an amazing track record of more than 50 years. His family has built hundreds of apartments in New York City and Westchester County.

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This entrepreneur knows how to pull in big sharks like Kushner and the Rockpoint Group. In 2010, he made a deal that involved the transformation of a Wild Turkey bourbon warehouse into a beautiful set of condos.
Today it is a 338 spacious unit.

Jason is different from other developers because he has a passion for historical locations. He gets to know the area that he will be working in and builds rapport with the communities. He then dives in gracefully to restore and refurnish these districts giving them a beautiful new twist.

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Jason has an expertise that is unique in the development world. His work is filled with new innovative ideas and vision. He has become a strong leader for JMH. And he continues to transform cities one building at a time.

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Bees Finally Added To U. S. Endangered Species List

Bees have been in a state of decline for several years. Poisonous pesticides, loss of natural habitat and climate changes have decimated the honey bee population. The population of bees has been on such a downward spiral that they have actually been added to the Endangered Species List.

 

The Endangered Species List is maintained by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. After years of close observation, bees are seen to be in danger of extinction. Seven species of bees native to Hawaii have been added to the list. Several more species in the Continental U. S. are being petitioned.

 

The international version involves three listings – endangered, vulnerable, and threatened. It is called the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 90 percent of the world’s food supply is about 100 crops. 71 of these plant species are dependent on bees to fertilize them.

 

Agriculture is dependent on the bees because they fertilize the crops. Bees carry pollen from one plant to another. Sunshine and rain may nourish the plants, but it is the bees that are responsible for the regeneration of plants.

 

With no bees, manmade solutions will be necessary to pollinate the crops. The wind only counts for a small percentage of pollination. Small animals and other insects count for another small percentage of pollination.

 

A cloud of pollination could possibly be dropped by crop dusters. Another farm machine would have to be developed to move pollen from one plant to another. Humans could not carry out pollination by hand, due to time constraints for the acreage involved. One person could possibly do an acre a day. A wind machine lacks accuracy. The absolute best way for pollination to occur is a symbiotic bee to plant and plant to bee relationship.

 

Although big agriculture is dependent on bees, they rarely back the environmentalist viewpoint when it comes to bees. It is a curious thing.