George Soros, His Life and His Impact on the Society

Mention George Soros and there are a few things that will come to minds about him. George Soros is an American Business tycoon, an investor, a philanthropist, and an author. Though he is synonymous with the United States of America, he is of Jewish-American origin. He holds dual citizenship for US and Hungary.

Childhood and early life

George Soros was to born to Tividar and Erzebat Schwartz in 1930. His father was an attorney by profession and has a passion for promoting Esperanto on opensocietyfoundations.org. This is what inspired his father to change the family name to Soros, which a future tense for Esperanto, meaning “will soar.” His father separated them to minimize the chances of them being killed together. In 1947, George Soros moved to England to live with his uncle. While in England, he joined the London School of Economics where he became a student of the renowned philosopher Karl Popper. It’s Karl Popper’s ideologies and concepts on Forbes that shaped his philanthropic gestures such as forming the Open Society Foundation. He graduated from the school in 1952.

Career

George Soros started his career in finance after moving to New York in 1956. His first job was as an arbitrage trader for F.M. Mayer where he stayed till 1959. He then moved to Wertheim & Co. where he held the position of a financial analyst till 1963. In the same year, he was appointed the vice president of Arnhold and S Bleichroeder, a position he held till 1963. Though he did not like the job, he stayed for ten years. Because he disliked being employed, George Soros quit in 1963 and together with Jim Rogers, they founded Quantum Group of Funds, which is a privately owned hedge fund.

Major Achievements

One of the accomplishments that George Soros is well-known for is his company that he founded, the Soros Fund Management. The Soros Fund Management has grown to become one of the most profitable hedge fund company in the world. The company is famous for having made a $1 billion U.S profit during the Black Wednesday crisis in the United Kingdom in 1992. Besides founding Soros Fund Management, he also formed the Open Society Institute that was later renamed to Open Society Foundation. The organization is involved with his philanthropic activities in over several countries around the world.

George Soros the philanthropist

George Soros recalls his first philanthropic activity was in 1979 though a small one. It is in 1984 that he seriously started being a philanthropist when he launched the Open Society Institute in Hungary. His philanthropic activities at http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267 were to support organizations involved in the rule of law, free media, and education. His philanthropic activities are greatly influenced by concepts advanced by Karl Popper.

Other interests

Apart from a career in finance and being a philanthropist, he also has an influence on American politics and has openly supported the Democrats and financed other political organizations such as the America Coming Together and the Center for America Progress. He is also an author and has published two books namely Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism and The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror.

Wengie: Night Routine Hacks and DIYs You Should Try

In order to help you spend your evening in comfort, Wengie offers some routine hacks in this video. While you may be comfortable with your routine already, her ideas can add some time and relaxation to your evening.

 

Get Comfortable

 

According to Wengie, As soon as you get home at the end of the day, take off your uncomfortable clothes and slip into some nice pajamas. This will help you feel relaxed and at ease. It is also a good reminder to your brain that your professional day is over.

 

Concentrate

 

Often, people take their work home or have additional work to do once they are at home such as answering emails or catching up on correspondence. In order to help with concentration, drink some tea and use aromatherapy with scents such as lemon, peppermint, and rosemary.

 

Snack

 

Put some fresh vegetables and healthy dips in a muffin tray to stave off hunger. If you are craving something with a bit more substance, toast some pita bread to create chips.

 

Entertainment

 

Strain away from your normal television shows and look for some interesting documentaries or foreign films. This can help you experience other cultures and learn about new things that interest you.

 

Make Your Own Face Mask

 

Indulge yourself in some relaxation with a homemade face mask. Use honey, lemon, avocado, aloe and coconut oil to create an anti-aging mask that also fights against acne.

 

Mood Hack

 

Each evening, write down three things you are thankful for and three reflections or learning experiences that you gained throughout the day. This will help to remind you of the positive things in your life and keep you happy.

 

Unplug

 

Turn off your phone and television before bed to help yourself fall asleep easier. Rather, choose to read a book which will gently soothe you to sleep for a full quality night’s rest.

 

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Fabletics : Not Just your Regular Sportwear Retailer

There are so many sports apparel brands. But only a few can offer style, quality and affordability at the same time. Fabletics is one of the brands that distinguishes itself from all other brands by customizing quality and stylish sportswear, both men and women, which everyone can afford.

 

Being a company that is growing very fast, within a very short time, it is quite normal for the company to receive attacks. But these few critics only help to tell you that the company is legit. Besides, if a company has only good reviews, something must be seriously wrong. Either they are a scam who write their own reviews or pay clients to write positive reviews about them. Therefore, let not the few critics deter you from getting quality sports apparel. Read our Fabletics review and know what to expect when shopping from their store.

 

Fabletics

Fabletics is one of the leading online stores dealing with sportswear. Initially, the company worked on a women’s line only. However, the company has grown to accommodate men’s wear. This is how the company works.

 

Guests

Guests can shop on Fabletics online store without making any commitments. However, it is advisable that you register for their VIP membership program. Take advantage of the various benefits that come with VIP membership. Besides, you can cancel your membership any time you like, without being penalized. Other than that for every month that you do not plan on shopping, you can always skip the month and nothing will be charged off your credit card.

 

VIP Members

Keep stylishly fit with Fabletics’ apparel. As a VIP member you have a commitment with Fabletics where you are charged $49.95, every month. This money goes towards payment for customized attire that you select to be shipped within a certain month. However, if you decide to skip the month, nothing will be charged.

 

So, what are the perks of being a VIP member? I joined Fabletics and got to save over $70 dollars in purchasing two leggings. At just $24, I had my two leggings of choice, which I would have paid over $100 had I shopped as a regular guest. This is just for the first time. Every other time I shop with Fabletics, I get discounts of up to 50%. What makes the deal even better is that I get loyalty points for each shopping. I am looking forward to accumulate enough points and get some free stuff.

Biotechnology Industry with Seattle Genetics

Seattle Genetics is among the leading biotechnology companies, which develop preclinical and clinical products. Instituted in 1998, Seattle Genetics has for over the years been developing and commercializing ADCs (antibody-drug conjugate) for treating cancer. The firm is founded on a foundation of extensive research, drug development practices as well as scientific innovation.

ADC technology is effective in reducing the adverse effects of chemotherapy as well as enhancing antitumor activity. Several ADC programs are being utilized such as SGN-CD33A for acute myeloid leukemia and SGN-CD19A for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. ADCETRIS therapy has been previously used in treating more than 15,000 patients with lymphoma, and it is available for use in 65 countries. The US Food and Drug Administration has also approved the product. The SEA (sugar-engineered antibody) technology if effective in increasing monoclonal antibodies’ potency and it is a complimentary of the ADC technology. SEA-CD40 is the first SEA-developed antibody and will be used for solid tumors.

Seattle Genetics is headquartered in Bothell, Washington, and it is actively traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The firm boasts of various strategic alliances such as the ones with Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Genentech, as well as Curagen and Medimmune. Seattle Genetics holds licenses with pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms including Genentech (Roche), Oxford Bio Therapeutics Inc., Pfizer, AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline LLC, and Celldex Therapeutics Inc. The company collaborated with Unnum Therapeutics, and the partnership has brought forth $645 million because of the development of antibody T-cell receptors (ACTR) for cancer therapies.

Clay Siegall has a profound passion for meeting the unmet medical demands in the oncology sector, and therefore he is the CEO and President of Seattle Genetics, a firm that he co-founded. He holds The George Washington’s Ph.D. in Genetics and graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor in Zoology. Clay Siegall holds fifteen patents and has authored more than seventy publications. Before co-founding Seattle Genetics, Clay worked at the National Institute of Health, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute and National Cancer Institute.

Clay Siegall is a board member at Seattle Genetics, Mirna Therapeutics Inc., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Washington Biotech and BioMedical Association (WBBA) and Alder Pharmaceuticals Inc. Clay has additionally received numerous awards such as the Entrepreneur of the Year from Pacific Northwest from Ernest and Young in 2012, Math and Natural Sciences from the University of Maryland in 2013 and Alumnus of the Year for Computer.

Squaw Valley upper mountain water quality continues improving

Squaw Valley reports continued improvements in the water quality of the upper mountain after heavy October rains inundated its wells, causing contamination with Escherichia coli and coliform bacteria. Routine testing detected the problem and the ski resort began treating the water system to rectify the issue.

Treatment Actions
The resort reported the problem to Placer County Department of Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District on November 8. After consulting with county officials and water safety experts, the resort took the following actions to immediately mitigate the problem and protect public safety:
– treating all affected wells- closing restaurants on the upper mountain
– providing free bottled water to skiers
– warning skiers about the problem.

Read more: Squaw Valley issues statement on upper mountain water quality

Quick action on the part of the Squaw Valley ski resort has resulted in clean testing on one well serving the upper mountain and reduced levels of coliform. All wells now test clean for E. coli, according to Wesley Nicks, Placer County Department of Environmental Health director. No skiers have reported health issues. The resort’s quick discovery of the issue meant that at no time was the contaminated water made available to the public. The resort continues to offer top-to-bottom skiing. The issue affects both High Camp and Gold Coast.

How Contamination Occurred
During October, unusually heavy rains drenched Squaw Valley. Heavy rains can cause flooding, overtopping of waterways, and carry debris, trash, fecal matter and small animals, such as snakes, far from their origination point. This is why authorities council people to not wade or walk through flood waters. E. coli bacteria live in various environments, including the intestines of animals and people. E. coli, is, therefore, found in fecal matter of the same. The October storms washed contaminated matter into several Placer County water systems, including the recently upgraded water wells installed during summer at High Camp and Gold Coast. A regularly scheduled, routine test of the wells detected the issue. The upper mountain wells of Squaw Valley were the only ones contaminated at the resort. The ski resort continues to treat the water wells to return it to its normal, safe levels.

“The safety of our customers is paramount to us. We take this issue very seriously, as we do all safety issues at our resort.” said Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, in a statement. “We will not return to our regular water usage at High Camp or Gold Coast until we are fully assured by health officials and other experts that the water is safe.”

Don Ressler and Fabletics

U.S. athletic apparel is becoming so wildly popular that fashion experts predict that the market will rise almost 50 percent (over $100 billion) by 2020. These new type of socially acceptable leisurewear is known as athleisure wear. While they are great for everyday casual wear, they are even greater for athletic activities. For VIP members, Fabletics, the company that started the worldwide trend, starts its clothing at $49.95. Many other companies have jumped on the athleisure wear bandwagon. But the crowning jewel of the movement remains Fabletics.

Fabletics is just one of several brand names under JustFab. But Fabletics has become so important to the success of JustFab that it makes up about 30% of its yearly profit. A large part of Fabletics huge success can be attributed to Don Ressler, Co-CEO of Fabletics. He has become known for his uncanny ability to spot trends and to adapt those trends for the marketplace. But becoming interested in the fitness world was not just business and it was not all of a sudden. Don Ressler and his wife have loved fitness and athletics since both being athletes in college.

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They have also long worn athletic attire so as yoga and sweat pants as leisure wear. But they also recognized that there were not many fashionable options out there. So eventually he and his business partner, Adam Goldenberg, started seriously looking into the market. On their quest Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler met Kate Hudson who was just as passionate on the subject and joined the team. And, obviously, they were enormously successful. But now with all the new companies joining in, the Fabletics team really has to stay on their toes to remain on top.

Ressler says that one of their main goals has been to found their business on e-commerce that was engaging, easy, and stylish. However, for the past couple of years they have started a drive toward opening up physical stores across the country. Still, their primary face remains online. To that end they are continuing to improve its look and services. And Don Ressler strive to get input from online customers
about what they like and the look they prefer.

Wikipedia’s October Edit-A-Thon Focuses On Indigenous Peoples

As one of the first places people turn to for information, Wikipedia is lacking articles about topics ranging from indigenous peoples to black history. Volunteer Wiki editors, primarily males in high-income countries with access to high speed Internet connections, create pages about people and events that are familiar to them, leaving gaps in coverage. To fill in the gaps, the Wikipedia foundation sponsors edit-a-thons; this past October was the Indigenous Peoples’ Day edit-a-thon. During the San Diego, California event, volunteers from the United States, Canada and Mexico created pages about notable Native Americans, tribes and Indigenous historical figures to expand Wikipedia’s coverage of disenfranchised peoples.

While Wikipedia continues to build artificial intelligence tools to assist in editing a Wikipedia page and to encourage new contributors who unintentionally violate the website’s rules, noteworthy individuals and entrepreneurs with businesses that qualify for a Wikipedia article still have difficulty writing content that is factual, complete with citations. Turning to professional Wikipedia page creators, like Get Your Wiki, is becoming commonplace since veteran Wikipedia editors are familiar with what it takes to successfully make a Wiki page.

For businesses and public figures, a Wikipedia page offers credibility and an enhanced online presence, even though Wikipedia discourages people from creating a page about themselves or their company because it creates a conflict of interest. Using Get Your Wiki to build the page eliminates the appearance of bias, and it also saves a great deal of time. Developing a Wikipedia page that passes muster takes a long time, unless one is a seasoned Wikipedia editor, which is why so many companies and prominent individuals use non-biased experts for the task.

Susan McGalla Shows Other Female Executives the Way

Susan McGalla has been on earth for half of a century. She has seen the changes in clothing and branding techniques from her early years as a child to her adult years as a CEO on ireport.cnn.com. McGalla has been aware of a lot of these trends in clothing during her adult life because she has played a huge roll in bringing the trends to the mainstream.

Right now McGalla is taking charge as the Strategic Director for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This has given her the opportunity to realign this clothing line for this franchise and build a better brand for the clothes that fans wear to games and work. Everyone that has a favorite team is going to consider buying a shirt, sweater or hat to represent their team at some point. McGalla is the one that is making sure that these fans have more than enough choices to keep them impressed with the clothing line.

McGalla has grown over the years, and she has never let her insight of what customers want crumble. She knows, without the shade of a doubt, that fans are fickle. One day they like one thing. The next day they like something else. That is why Susan McGalla made the decision to revamp the clothing line for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She knows that the fans wanted to see something new.

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Susan McGalla – About.me

There is a reason that she has this type of 6th Sense about clothing. She has been the CEO for American Eagle and Wet Seal. This has given her the ability to rise up in the clothing industry and get into positions that aspire females to do something great on Steelers. Susan has cracked the glass ceiling and other females that have followed her lead are still interested in breaking through the barriers that have held females back.

What people can learn from Susan McGalla is that she is a persistent person that stays the course. She spent more than a decade with American Eagle. She did not come into American Eagle as the CEO. She worked her way to the top. This is something that has motivated other women. That is why Susan McGalla is one of the best when it comes to female leaders to follow. She had a plan, and she executed it with great precision. Susan McGalla has made it possible for others to believe in CEO success for women that are majoring in marketing.

Lovaganza Global Extravaganza 2020

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Lovaganza is preparing for their worldwide extravaganza event anticipated to take place between May and September 2020,concurrently in eight main domains around the world, encompassing the sentimental remembrances of the World’s Fairs of past decades with an introduction to the future of every nation.

Commemorative festivities will display all nationalities pandemically by means of captivating and innovative entertainment, ranging from motion pictures to mesmerizing attractions, exhibitions and live attractions. This jubilation of such huge proportions is appropriately summarized in this expressive phrase: “embarking on a Bohemian adventure around the world.”

Lovaganza celebrations have been deferred from 2015 to 2020 due to utilizing and materializing new contemporary entertainment technologies and incorporate state of the art modernization to better comprehend the sensation and the inner thrill of being saturated in the diversity of cultures universally.

With established locales in the U.S. Europe,Africa,Asia,Middle East and Oceania,the four month celebrations will conclude with a spectacular and exceptionally profound “Hands Across the World” ceremony.

Read more: Lovaganza Officially Announces Dates for its Highly Anticipated Global Celebration

In 2017, a traveling show will journey to advertise and sponsor the 2020 colossal event with the quest and objectives attached,as well as distributing a promotional cinematic glass free 3D to fully digest the deeply impressive and engaging experience throughout the world. Lovaganza will be followed by the dispensation of triple dominant motion pictures exhibited in Lovaganza pavilions, through the new glassless 3D engineering which will embrace the basic 3D and 2D theaters.

This triple feature will be exposed in the course of the Lovaganza excursion venues on Immerscope screens, generating an ingenious cinematic sense of emotionalism of its emanated former Cinerama screens but portraying the razor’s edge applied science of the present day and the imminent future on celebmafia.com. 
Lovaganza can be defined as two distinctive concepts. The primary one Lovaganza Entertainment Franchise, is for gross income navigating towards implementing world entertainment to inspire and bring forth amazement to the vast audience of the world by way of discovering all cultures and nations on earth. The secondary entity Lovaganza Foundation is focused at utilizing the prosperity and visibility of the Lovaganza Entertainment Franchise to supply a profound encounter while benefiting global and regional eagerness all over the world.

The official opening of the Lovaganza Foundation is planned for 2018, because they want to be well adapted,informed and docile on all facets in every domain pertaining to this exclusive event.

Introductory footage has commenced filming in France,Spain and the U.S. and very soon filming will start in Africa,India and the remaining continents.


Reviewing Keith Mann’s Role in Enhancing Education Standards in Brooklyn

New York entrepreneur, Keith Mann in conjunction with his firm recently organized a fundraiser, which netted more than 22,000 dollars. The fundraising event was held for the benefit of Brooklyn’s Uncommon Schools. It was held at Standard Hotel Beer Garden and brought together leading names in the financial services industry. The funds raised were used to sponsor student testing at a newly opened Uncommon High School in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Mr. Keith Mann shares in the vision of the Uncommon Schools, which is to lower the high school dropout rate among low income students from Brooklyn. The initiative will go a long way in ensuring that high school students in the borough graduate from college. The fundraiser came at a time when Uncommon Schools was inaugurating a new school in the borough. Dynamic Search partners has for a long time been dedicated towards ensuring that the testing needs of all students are met. Prior to the latest fundraiser, it had already donated 10,000 dollars to Uncommon Schools.

DSP and Uncommon Schools started associating way back in 2013. The goal of their partnership is to foster the creation of a platform that can allow students to learn practical and tactical skills, which are pertinent to success in college and later life. Mann sees this as an ample opportunity to give back to society. He personally looks forward to touring the schools so that he can offer motivation to the students.

A Précis about Keith Mann

Mr. Mann is a renowned New York based entrepreneur and philanthropist. He co-founded Dynamic Search Partners in 2001 and currently serves as its Managing Director. Since the formation of the firm, Mann has used his extensive connections to help it serve more than 2,000 clients. DSP is involved in the business of helping investment firms hire highly-capable executives.

Mr. Mann has diversified his commercial interests and has even made forays into the private equity business. However, DSP remains his flagship enterprise. It serves a diverse clientele strewn across North America, Asia and Europe. Every year, it fulfills the obligation of more than 200 clients. Keith is an avid humanitarian and has supported different causes including the NYPD and the Uncommon Schools.