Venezuelan Oil Minister Will Tour OPEC and Non-OPEC Countries According To Assemblyman José Manuel González

Cash-strapped and food deprived, Venezuela is reaching for a lifeline of sorts. Venezuela’s economy is based in the oil business, and that business went to hell, and it took Venezuela with it. Nicolas Maduro, the fanatical President of Venezuela, recently announced that his oil minister, Eulogio Del Pino, would begin a tour of the OPEC nations and the non-OPEC countries in order to persuade them to raise the price of crude oil. That is another attempt by Maduro to formulate an agreement to limit production, and control the global supply gut. But most OPEC nations are more concerned with keeping market share, according to José Manuel González, the Deputy of the National Assembly for the state of Guárico. González has been lobbying for months to put a national agreement in place to stop the economic disaster that is the result of Maduro’s insane economic policies.

González is not just an assemblyman; he is one of Venezuela’s top agriculture entrepreneurs and the former president of the Chamber of Commerce. González watched Maduro shut down farms and businesses when the oil business was booming. Maduro learned how to do that from Hugo Chavez. Chavez chose imports over domestic food and necessities when money was flowing into the country like water. But the money stopped when oil prices plunged in 2014, and Maduro didn’t react, according to Mr. González. The country ran out of money for imports, and the domestic food market was too fractured to pick up production. Now, people have no food, no medicine, no diapers, no toilet paper and other basics. There is also a limited amount of electricity because Maduro is controlling the use of electricity.

Maduro wants to increase the price of oil to $71 a barrel from the current price of $50 a barrel, according to González. Venezuela is the only oil producing country that wants an increase, but it’s not going to happen. What is going to happen is Maduro is going to be thrown out of office if González and the opposition are successful in forcing him out. All eyes are on Venezuela, and many of those eyes are filled with tears from the unnecessary suffering they see there.

Nutrimost Takes A Stand Against Healthy Livings Fraud

Widely popular weight loss company Nutrimost has found themselves at the head of a lawsuit. Nutrimost is suing rival weight loss company Healthy Living for very obvious reasons. If you are familiar with Nutrimost, you have more than likely seen their promotional and advertisement videos. The company alleges that Healthy Living has stolen their video concept for their own website, and to add insult to injury, even stole customer testimonials. The Manhattan Federal Court says that Healthy Living is responsible for the unauthorized use and editing of the Nutrimost promotional video. After the discovery of Healthy Livings deception they were issued a cease-and-desist notice, which they decided to blatantly ignore.

Weight loss company Nutrimost files lawsuit against rival Healthy Living for allegedly stealing promotional video

Healthy Living finally decided to take a step toward removing the plagiarized add and made a few modifications to make it more original. Nutrimost requested a settlement of $300,000 and a court order that prevents Healthy Living for ever posting the video again.

Nutrimost was founded by Dr. Ray Wisniewski, PSc.D by his desire to help promote and prove a safe and healthy weight loss solution for adults. Nutrimost strives to give their patients the tools that they need to live and look healthier than ever. They are committed to focusing over the overall health of each patients. Requiring no exercise or intense dieting makes Nutrimost perfect for bust adults. We have all had the thought “I wish this fat would just melt away”. Some of us simply have far too much on our plates to spend hours in the gym. Diets and meal plans can be hard to stick to, especially for people who are always on the go. With Nutrimost, patients can see their unwanted fat virtually melt away as they begin to achieve their goal weight.

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Financial Law Sentinel Helane Morrison

In today’s unscrupulous world of financial crime, it is reassuring to know there are regulators such as Helane Morrison serving our financial laws. Morrison can trace her roots to Brooklyn, New York, where she was born. From these beginnings would come a woman dedicated to exposing financial wrongdoing and reestablishing the public’s trust in the industry?

Interestingly enough, her education focus began not in Finance but rather in Journalism. She earned a B.S degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. From there she attended the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law where in 1984 she received her Juris Doctor degree.

Helane Morrison’s early work, immediately following law school, would set the stage for her career. Her first position was as a clerk for the Honorable Richard Posen – US Court of Appeals for the Seventh District. Her later work included serving Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun and joining law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin.

Perhaps in a logical career progression for Morrison, she went to work for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following her position at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. There she became the Head of Enforcement at the San Francisco SEC office. There she exposed the sale of fraudulent securities to military service members, investigated executives with a history of escaping punishment from previous fraud wrongdoings and helping senior citizens who had been defrauded.

After her service with the SEC, she began work with Hall Capital Partners LLC where she is currently employed as a Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Forefront Capital Introduces Their Latest Investment Platform: Forefront Income Trust

Brad Reifler, CEO of Forefront Capital Management, has developed an innovative new plan to bring sound profits to those who aren’t necessarily professional investors, with Forefront Income Trust, a plan specifically designed for non-accredited investors. Brad is shifting his entire focus from accredited investors who have large sums of capital, over to the non-accredited investor, hopefully bringing the profits that the top 1% of America have earned for so long down into the middle class.

Initially founding his first business, Reifler Trading Company, and working his way to the top of the investing world, Reifler sold his first firm to Refco, the world’s largest futures company. He then went on to found equity broker dealer Pali Capital in 1995, gaining offices on four continents. After moving on to Forefront Capital Management in 2009, and it’s subsidiaries, such as Forefront Advisory, LLC, and Forefront Partners, Brad realized that earnings opportunities for non-accredited investors were severely limited, and can be debilitating for any substantial growth for middle-class investors. When his father in law turned 80 and turned to Brad to invest his savings, many of the things he wanted to invest in were not allowed, since he was not accredited.

In order to become an accredited investor, however, one must have a substantial income stream: a net worth of $1 million or more, excluding the value of one’s home, or an annual income stream of $200,000 or more for the past two years. Designed 32 years ago to protect shareholders in risky investing situations, Brad thought these should be looked at and changed to better suit today’s knowledgeable, middle-class investor.

After much planning and research he has unveiled Forefront Income Trust, a trust that offers non-accredited investors a chance to earn on higher-risk opportunities with an initial start-up of just $2,500. Along with this, Forefront’s products do not correlate to the stock market, and they do not make profit until their clients receive a return of at least 8%, making Forefront Income Trust a reliable investment opportunity that works for it’s investors, something that is missing in many of today’s markets.  Find Bradley on Twitter, but more importantly, read about his new trust at his official website.

Doug Levitt and ‘The Greyhound Diaries’

Doug Levitt’s The Greyhound Diaries is a two-volume set of EPs (extended plays) are the result of an extended music venture. It began in 2004 when Levitt stepped onto the first Greyhound bus to begin this noteworthy audio adventure. It would be more recently highlighted in 2012 with the release of the second EP titled The Greyhound Diaries EP, Vol. 2 in 2012. But first, for those readers who know little about Levitt, here is a bit of background on the artist in question:

Doug Levitt is a multi-instrumentalist musician, a vocalist, a songwriter and a former news reporter. He was born in 1972 in Washington, D.C. As a young man he attended Cornell University. He studied under the late author and astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

He scored a Fulbright Scholarship and earned a master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics in the U.K. He became a foreign correspondent. Working out of London he covered news stories in Bosnia, Iran and Rwanda for such networks as ABC and NBC.

In 2001 Levitt relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. It was there that he met David Henry who produced Americana records for such other artists as Josh Rouse and Guster. It was there that the pair began discussing what would become The Greyhound Diaries.

His first Greyhound trip, froth with the writing of songs and stories about his fellow travelers, began in 2004. Levitt became a traveling troubadour and journalist creating a modern-day WPA – reminiscent recording project unraveling and revealing a true picture of the country. The artistic audio offering is ongoing. It passed the 80,000 mile mark by 2013 and has spun off into a one-man show and a web series as well.

Levitt, who plays both the guitar and piano, has a resume highlighted by live concerts at various venues all over the U.S. He has also been featured on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. The pair of EPs now known as The Greyhound Diaries features guest musician Counting Crows founding member Steve Bowman on drums and were produced by Henry.

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Have a “Better Reputation”: Improve Your Online Presence with a Quality Online Reputation Management Service

A business or individual’s online reputation is not something one should take lightly. Having a poor online reputation can negatively affect your business and have an impact on your bottom line. Additionally, recent college graduates or job seekers must consider the state of their online presence before searching for a job. Online reputation management (ORM) services can help with a business or individual’s attempts to refine their online presence.

Online reputation management companies can help prevent, stop and fix public relations nightmares while helping to maintain you or your company’s positive online presence. There are many ways that these companies do this. They utilize search engine optimization, content development and management, social media management, and third party website monitoring to help boost and maintain your online reputation.

There are many types of businesses or situations that can benefit from an online reputation management service. New businesses can use them to build a positive online presence; ORM’s can protect businesses against attacks or restore their reputation. They also do well with crisis management. You should always choose a company that can tailor their strategy to your needs.

After you decide to use an online reputation management service, you should do your research to decide which company is best for you. First you must figure out your goals and then choose a company that can tailor their strategy to suit your needs. Good customer service is essential when choosing an ORM. They must be honest about your reputation and always make you feel that your needs are not only being met, but are important to them.

One online reputation management service has customer service that can’t be beat: Better Reputation. Customers can contact them anytime via Twitter or a with a form on their website. They promote a variety of sources to help promote the reputation you want, instead of being defined by one news story, action or post. Their employees are US-based and highly experienced in what they do. Additionally, the initial quotes are free, with no obligation. This company truly cares about your needs, as an individual or a business.

 

Venezuela Reaches New Depths as the Economy Collapses

The capitals of most countries are bustling and busy from sun up to sun down, but not Carcas, the capital of Venezuela. Venezuela has drifted another step lower in the digression of the country. which now includes running out of food and water and even electricity. These basic necessities are being rationed out and locals are living without them. A bakery in the center of town is still baking bread, but even it had to shut down production last week until the owner could find flour.
The residents have noticed lately that the water has turned to a brown color and is making their families sick. They only shower once or twice a week, but the water appears to be causing skin irritations and blisters that are painful to the touch. The government has reduced the work week to 2 1/2 days to concerve electricity, and the government offices are working on reduced hours also. In fact according to Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa, the Department of Labor office has been converted into a food pantry for government officials.

Apparently, Mr. Maduro doesn’t have a grip on the downhill slide of his country. He went on TV yesterday ridiculing the Organization of American States. Mr. Maduro took direct aim at Luis Almagro calling him a spy and a longtime traitor among other chidings towards the U.S. In spite of the condition of the economics in Venezuela, Experts like Jose Figueroa says Maduro continues to push blame on other entities for the fall of his Socialist Party and country.

Mr. Almagro responded to the president saying that he should be removed from office this year. He is inefficient and ineffective as a leader and has created enough damage. Mr. Almagro, along with most economists agrees that the country is crumbling because of years of mismanagement from a petty dictator,

 

Dick DeVos Company Has a New CEO

A first born sets the pace in the family. Firstborns are therefore expected to exhibit a great sense of responsibility. In most cases, if the firstborn fails to set a good example, then there is a high chance that fellow siblings will be irresponsible too.

 

Being the oldest son of his father, Richard DeVos, Dick DeVos had a lot to acquire. He was exposed to taking responsibilities and handling business deals at a very young age. His father was the co-founder of the privately owned Amway Corporation.

 

Amway Corporation is a form of a sales company distributing personal care products as well as its health through dealers. The final level dealers benefit from the products as the company works in a form of a chain; first dealers sell to the second traders, who sell to the third, all through until it reaches the final dealers.

 

Dick joined this company in 1974 where he performed various responsibilities in different departments. Dick was a man of high intelligence and a vast mind. He gained an enormous experience from the corporation and went ahead to establish his new business venture.

 

In 1989, Dick started The Windquest Group, which was a company dealing with manufacturing and marketing of storage and closet organizers. However, two years later he came back to Amway Corporation and became the president, succeeding his father.

 

In 2002, he fully decided to dedicate his time to his company, The Windquest Group. Being a busy man, Dick DeVos has hired a new CEO so as to ensure efficient learning of The Stow Company Inc. It forms part of the Windquest group and is one of the biggest companies that DeVos own.

 

Phil Dolci was appointed as the new CEO. Dolci succeeds Frank Newman. Frank will, however, act as a chief adviser to the board members. Phil is said to be a leader with a vast experience. He has also dealt with consumer products, manufacturing, and marketing.

 

He was the former CEO of Crosman Corporation. The corporation led in global designs, manufacturing, and supply of products for shooting sports. Dick is positive that Phil has the required knowledge and will there for taking The Stow Company a notch higher.

 

He is expected to lead the company into a new era of sustainability and success.

Hollywood Stylist Creates New Product

If you know me or follow any of blogs online like totalbeauty.com or my channel on youtube you know how much I love beautiful hair. At any given moment you can find me reading the latest hair blog, watching the latest hair videos or on instagram looking at photos of celebrity stlylist and the new trends in hollywood. I absolutely love it. I’m no sure what started my love for great hair. Maybe it was my mom teaching me to do my barbie doll’s hair or maybe it was simply because I liked changing my hair as a child. I just couldn’t get enough it.
Today, I was checking out one of my latest online obsessions Bustle and noticed that one of heir bloggers had written about her experience with WEN By Chaz. Those who are unfamiliar with Wen it’s a product like no other. It was created by Chaz Dean, a celebrity stylist who wanted to create an all in one system that would help you meet all of your hair needs in one bottle. I saves you a ton of money and time if you ask me because it serves as a one stop shop for all your hair care needs.

Frequently Asked Questions? Visit: http://www.wen.com/faq.html

 

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Yeonmi Park is a beautiful girl born in the city of Hyesan in North Korea. The official name for the country is Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Led by Kim Jong-un as the supreme leader, North Korea tries to pride itself as a self-sufficient socialist country that even conducts elections. This is a fact that many people do not see truth in due to many stories of the people there striving to survive the many problems around them such as hunger among other problems.

The story of Yeonmi Park is a touching one as she seeks to shed light on the many hardships she has had to go through in search of freedom. She was first born in an era of great famine and since that moment, she has had to cope with many trying situations just to survive. The leader at the time was Kim Jong the second who enjoyed almost the same status with God. He had the complete loyalty from everything in the country including trees and animals.
Yeonmi’s father had been a good servant in his country working for the government. His love for his family, however, led to his demise. Since his family was starving, the man of the house decided to smuggle metal to raise some cash to feed them. Almost everyone would go to such lengths to feed their own but in North Korea, it is not such a good idea. Yeonmi’s father was arrested and sentenced to seventeen years in prison where he suffered and became sick from the torture. Their family status was also lowered to the periphery of society. They now had to make a choice, leave the country to give themselves another chance or stay back and perish.
Eunmi, who was the elder sister to Yeonmi, decided to flee the country heading to the north. Yeonmi was only thirteen years of age at the time. She flees with her mother heading to China hoping for the best. It, however, turned sour upon entering China where they were sold off to men. At one point Yeonmi’s mother had to submit herself to a man to prevent her daughter from being raped.
Their dad rejoined them in China but died later due to colon cancer. They were finally able to reach Mongolia from where they were taken to Seoul. Her sister joined the two years later. Today, Yeonmi is an activist for human rights, publicly speaking for international media like the News York Times and also taking a course in criminal justice. At least things turned out right in the end. More info posted on the Reason.com website.