The 2017 Tax Reform Bill introduced by the Republican Party has been one of the most controversial and divisive pieces of legislation introduced in the U.S. over the last few decades. End Citizens United recently released a statement in response to the fact the inclusion of an amendment to the Tax Reform Bill had been removed which would have repealed much of the campaign funding legislation introduced in the 1950s by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The fact the Johnson Amendment has been one of the least controversial pieces of campaign funding regulation in the history of the U.S. did not seem to matter to the Republican Party who were determined to carry through a campaign promise of President Donald Trump.
End Citizens United had promised to fight any attempts to repeal any or all of the Johnson Amendment which had been in place for more than half a century. Over the course of the last few months, the Republican Party have been looking to repeal part of the Johnson Amendment which would allow them to eliminate the part of the law prohibiting religious groups from directly funding political parties or candidates during election seasons; one of the major reasons for this was the belief many donors would funnel their political donations through churches and receive a tax break from the donations made.
The fact the Amendment appears to be safe from the meddling of Republican lawmakers is not the end of the fight for End Citizens United as the group fears a recent Executive Order signed by President Trump is being used a further back door to repealing the Amendment. Introducing the Executive Order, President Trump revealed the IRS was being instructed not to remove the tax-exempt status of any religious group providing campaign funding for political candidates and parties.
End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller has been fighting to protect any further destruction of campaign financing rules which have been under threat like never before by Republican lawmakers since the 2010 Citizens United decision; End Citizens United is determined to fight to repeal Citizens United from its Washington D.C. headquarters. Remaining a traditional Political Action Committee, End Citizens United only accepts donations to a maximum value of $5,000 from donors to remain free from political influence from major donors. Across the country, three million members have come together to build a network of donors who had already raised $7 million for the 2018 midterm elections by the middle of 2017.
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David Giertz is a financial expert who thinks that more professionals in the field should talk to their clients about Social Security. He finds it odd that many seem to avoid the topic when working with clients. As such, there are millions of people who are mere years away from collecting Social Security. There are also millions receiving Social Security that could use timely investment information.
According to some experts, 80 percent of people concerned about Social Security, will eventually change advisors if Social Security is not a part of the discussion. As such, Social Security does happen to be a complex subject. This may be a reason why so many advisors avoid the topic. No doubt they are losing business. Clients, with the right information, are better able to optimize their retirement income.
Currently, Giertz serves as President of Nationwide Financial Distributors. He has held this position since 2013. With over three decades of experience, Giertz holds a FINRA registration as a broker. He can work for larger firms that sell securities if he chooses to. He received his MBA from Millikin University.
His past experience includes working at Citigroup for a decade as a financial services advisor. The company eventually promoted him to the position of Executive Vice President of Sales. He successfully exceeded every goal placed before him. David Giertz also understands the importance of getting involved with community organizations. Several of these include Millikin University Board of Trustees, work as an industry arbitrator for FINRA, the Girl Scouts of Broward County, and Fort Lauderdale’s Chamber of Commerce.
Todd Lubar is a successful Maryland businessman who feels there is no one road that leads to success. People realize success through various paths, and numerous variations and methods. However, every successful person can look back and lay claim to a certain skill or level or education that aided them along the way. Todd Lubar studied Communications at Syracuse University. His life story, education, and experienced helped him become the President of TDL Global Ventures. Todd Lubar leads a team of capable marketing professionals and his client list of satisfied customers is extensive.
For two decades, he worked in the finance and credit industry helping people fulfill their dreams of getting a loan. His mission in life has always been to help people remove the obstacles that would prevent them from qualifying for a loan. Todd also helps people find the will within themselves to accomplish their goals. The vast majority of people dream while only a small percentage actually take action to fulfill their dreams. He places focus on those who have the courage to go after what they want in life.
Industry financial changes in 2007 and 2008 inspired him to branch out into other areas of business. Once such line of business included commercial demolition. As such, he obtained a number of large contracts from some of the largest contractors in the nation. Another business adventure included scrap metal recycling. His success in this endeavor enabled his company to be traded in the public market place.
Todd Lubar currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and two children. His goal, as that of many entrepreneurs, is to always be a better person tomorrow than they were the previous day. These are the people that can add value to their own life and everyone they come in contact with. Perhaps this is the true meaning of success. Visit Medium to see more.
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Bernardo Chua is a businessman whose business skills have inspired many entrepreneurs from the world over. He is commonly known for his businesses, among them Organo Gold. Most people associate him with Organo Gold, but they do not know his full story.
Chua used to be an employee in a company in the Philippines before he made it big in the beverage industry. He decided to start his own company so as to apply his own business strategies. He also started Organo Gold with the aim of revolutionizing the sector.
With the help of science, he managed to incorporate the benefits of healthy herbs such as ganoderma in beverages. He has also managed to harness the benefits of other plants and essential oils, such as grape seed oil, to come up with healthy coffees and teas.
When people think about Organo Gold as a brand, many things come to mind. One of the things that stand out is the business model which Chua adopted for the business. Learn more about Bernado Chua: http://centraljerseyworkingmoms.com/bernardo-chua-motivates-retail-customers-and-distributors-with-new-rewards-program/
Using marketers from all over the world, Chua has managed to spread the company’s products far and wide. He also has programs in place to ensure that both buyers and marketers benefit from the company’s products.
Bernado Chua also runs an organization called OG Cares Foundation. Through the organisation, he is able to make an impact on the lives of many people. Not only do communities directly benefit from the activities of the organisation, but they also get employment opportunities. The OG Cares Foundation has also collaborated with various partners to bring about development opportunities in the communities they operate in.
As an entrepreneur, Bernardo Chua is still enjoying a successful career. Apart from his companies and foundation, Chua loves to inspire others to reach his level of success.
That is the reason why he mentors others. He has also received various awards, both for his professional and personal achievements. He has been recognized for being one of the outstanding global entrepreneurs of his time. His companies have also been awarded various awards, including the Number One Global Network Marketing Company.
The annual release of the list of most influential women in the music industry has recently been completed by Billboard with Roc Nation’s Desiree Perez making it, once again into the list in the multi-sector area. Few business people of any gender have the power Desiree Perez has established at Roc Nation as the chief negotiator and business advisor to label founder Jay-Z; Desiree Perez has taken on a range of responsibilities with the label including the mentoring of new artists, building the recently created sports agency, and the negotiation of new contracts.
As one would expect from one of the most influential business people in the music and entertainment industry, Desiree Perez has become known for the powerful negotiating tactics she has used to expand the Roc Nation business into a range of new areas while always getting the best deals for the business and its artists. A number of recent deals have been completed to extend the success of Roc Nation beyond the $100 million deal signed in 2007 by the label and Live Nation to enhance the presence of both companies in different artistic areas. The renegotiation of the Live Nation deal will allow the investment in new artists, Desiree Perez has always found important and will be enhanced by the growing influence of a music publishing deal with the Universal Music Group Perez negotiated personally.
The growing importance of technology and cell phone networks in the music industry have been highlighted by the work of Desiree Perez in negotiating with Samsung and Sprint to enhance the work of Roc Nation. Sprint has signed a deal to invest in the Roc Nation owned Tidal streaming service and Samsung have backed the world tours of Desiree Perez’s protege, Rihanna.
According to Forbes.com, George Soros has been a major player in the financial scene since he began managing client money in New York from 1969 all the way up to 2011. Recently, he has come back into the financial world with his generous contribution to The Open Society Foundations. These Foundations are dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations in over 100 different countries. The sole purpose of this company is to help those that have felt persecuted for who they are. Soros does not suffer needless persecution, and his work with The Open Society Foundations respect his desire to see a positive change in the world.
George Soros did not begin his life as the whirlwind success that the public knows and loves today. Born in 1930 in Hungary, his beginnings were meager. According to Opensocietyfoundations.org, the biggest earmark of his early life was that he survived through a Nazi-occupied Hungary, during a time when more than 500,000 people of Jewish heritage were heavily persecuted and murdered. To survive, his family acquired forged papers and even when as far as to help as many families as they could escape a horrible fate. Soros still looks at that experience as a time where, not only did his family survive, but they banded together to help other people who were in need. This experience helped Soros go on to create the Open Society Foundations.
Soros put himself through school in London through various jobs, eventually obtaining a degree in Economics before immigrating to the United States. In 1970, he launched Soros Fund Management. This proved to be a very successful endeavor and Soros finally began developing the Open Society Foundation with some of the proceeds. This foundation would become his passion, and he would eventually end up contributing over 30 billion dollars to it. Recently, Soros donated 18 billion to the socially forward network of foundations. He has been instrumental in pushing forward many important social and global issues with his philanthropy. He has never wanted people to feel like they live in a society where they are not free to express themselves.
According to The Jerusalem Post even though Soros has given so much of his personal wealth, he has also been the target of outlandish conspiracy theories that pose him as a monster. A major funder of the democratic party, Soros has made powerful political enemies. They seek to besmirch his charitable reputation. The worst part is, that people are willing to believe these rumors because they fear someone that is capable of large-scale giving. Soros has shown that he does not intend to use his power for evil gains, he has always focused on programs that look out for the population. His legacy shows a man that has always been willing to donate to good causes. He has worked hard his entire life to help those that might not have access to the same resource that he has. Regardless of what conspiracy theorists and philanthropic demonizers say, Soros will continue to be a beacon for those individuals in the world that feel threatened or marginalized.
Dr. David Samadi is a highly recognized expert of medicine who is at this serving as Chairman of Urology as well as Chief of Robotic Surgery. Doctor Samadi was born in Iran in a small community but left with Dr. David Samadi’s brother in 1979. He was educated in Belgium and continued his education in London before eventually heading to the U.S. where he would graduate high school in New York. Operating out of Lenox Hill Hospital located in New York, he specializes in treating and diagnosing urologic diseases as well as several forms of cancer.
The Doctor earned his degree in biochemistry from Stony Brook University and then going on to achieve an M.D via the Stony Brook School of Medicine. After graduating in 1994, he trained at both Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Once Dr. David Samadi completed this task, he continued on study proctology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2001, and it is during this time that he first took notice of robotic radical prostatectomy procedure while working at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil; located in France. Dr. David Samadi has successfully completed operations in over 40 countries but moved his team to Lenox Hill Hospital and accepted a position as Professor. Dr. David Samadi briefly hosted a Fox News TV show where he would give out medical advice and also started both a radio program and website, to spread health news worldwide. Dr. David Samadi is currently excited about his newest endeavor which is an innovative operation for prostate removal named after the Doctor.
The Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique, also known as SMART. Not to be confused with the robotic prostatectomy that is robot-assisted known as RALP or Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. This groundbreaking surgery established by Dr. Samadi is revolutionizing men’s health. This new technique avoids side effects like incontinence and impotence, two big reasons that men tend to avoid the surgery.
The Doctor’s technique avoids damaging nerves and the sphincter by separating the prostate from the nerves that surround it using the SMART technique. In addition to his prostate treatment, Dr. Samadi is also well known for his treatment of both bladder and kidney cancer and is truly a pioneer in his field. Dr. David Samadi has stated in previous interviews that he performs nearly two to three surgeries per week and that on those days several surgeries are performed.
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The OSI Group was started in the early seventies by a German immigrant in Illinois. When he started the company, he called it Otto & Sons. His main aim was to provide meat and meat products to the small businesses around Aurora, especially the local McDonald’s. However, with time, they have grown and increased their influence beyond the state and become a globally significant processed meat and meat products supplier. They are currently operational in more than 17 countries, and they have plans of expanding their reach even further.
One of the frontiers that the company has been looking forward to expanding their influence in is China. The OSI Group made Debut in China more than 20 years ago, and during that time, they had a hard time convincing the market to buy their products. However, they have managed to turn the situation around and become the prime supplier of processed protein products to large businesses such as Subway, Burger King, Starbucks and Yum among others. The strategies that the management of the company has put in place to help them expand their reach include capitalizing on the poultry processing plant, mainly because they feel that the industry is not yet well penetrated. When their upcoming poultry plant is complete, they will be the largest supplier of the products in the country.
The management of OSI confides that China has become one of their most significant markets because of the ever-increasing consumer markets. According to statistics, the population of the country is growing exponentially and with this growth comes an increasing need for meat and meat products. The management of the company also observed that the population in China is moving up the social, economic ladder and becoming more affluent, as a result, they need more sophisticated foods on their dinner plate, and the OSI Group is there to meet this demand.
The company has also been expanding their presence and operations in other countries both in Europe and Asia. In Poland, they have significantly grown the beef processing facility which will increase the staff by 30 percent and improve their production tremendously. They have also recently announced the opening of a new plant in Geneva. The chairman of the company, Sheldon Lavin has played an instrumental role in pushing for the growth and expansion of the business. They believe that these steps will continue increasing the productivity of the company and make it a household name on the globe.
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Public-Private partnerships have gained popularity in many nations. This is because they have been known to speed up economic growth due to improved quality of service delivery. On 30th June, Nelson Marchezan Júnior, the serving Mayor in Porto Alegre (RS) set-up a Public- Private Partnership (PPP) aiming to figure-out ways in which the government can venture into partnerships with the private sector to enhance public services.
This would mark the first project by the Mayor in office. The partnerships (PPP) and the concession deliberations were conducted by the Management Council of the Municipal Program of Partnerships (Propar).
An Expert in the field, Felipe Montoro Jens, confirmed that the move would better the public services such as public lighting, open markets and projects in relation to sanitation. As Felipe confirms, Nelson Marchezan Júnior went ahead to form a Municipal Partnership Program (PROPAR / POA) and the Partnerships (CGP).
The mayor formed the council with an aim of standardizing operations and also to ensure modernization of the management. This took place on 2nd May. Felipe has served in senior positions in various organizations. He has a massive experience in finance and investments. This has therefore made him quite knowledgeable in matters Public-Private partnerships.
The Expert, Felipe Montoro Jens, further defined the unique role of CGP as a regulatory body to supervise the projects performed through the Public-private partnerships. On the other hand, the council is designed to execute operations of the PPP.
The council is also mandated with:
Outlining the various circumstances in which the projects are to be considered under the PROPAR / POA
Reviewing requests and consider endorsements for the appeals for public announcements
Conduct an evaluation for reports on the execution of the Concession and PPP contract
Reviewing the applicable bidding process and approve it
Reviewing any appeals presented and rule on them
The number of Americans (and indeed others) who require the assistance of a mental health specialist is an astounding number. The reasons for this are bountiful, but the truth is that not everyone who requires this kind of assistance currently has access to it. In fact, it is a sad but true statement to say that many who do need help are not able to obtain it all at via traditional methods.
Talkspace is a program that is already making a difference in the lives of the people described above. It is a way to see a therapist that floats convention and provides for a more modern route to get people the help they require. It works by providing people with the help that they need via text and other means as well.
Instead of having to travel to a therapist’s office to get help, patients can simply use their phones to text their therapist and receive the help that they need. They can get one session of this text therapy per day for just $32 per week. They can bump that up to two sessions per day for $39 per week. Finally, they can pay $49 per week to get all that plus an additional half hour live session with the therapist via video conference once per month.
It is a program that brings mental health assistance to a greater number in the population. It means that more people can finally get the help they need. It is the perfect fit into our modern society. Texting, video conferencing, etc. are all things that people can do on their own time. There is no special scheduling or altering of one’s schedule that needs to be done with this. That makes things a lot easier for those of us who are already overburdened with the amount of things we have on our plates.