There are two unwritten rules in the alternative investment world, which are high returns and safety while investing. Freedom checks are one of the investment options that capture the two unwritten rules. For the past two years, this investment option has been a subject of debate from many pundits, and it is impressive to note that the discussion is always on different ways to maximize on returns as opposed to other investment options. Matt Badiali has been part of the journey to explain to millions of potential investors this investment option. How does this investment option work?
Before going to the scope of Freedom Checks, it is essential to understand that any investment in the expansive oil and gas industry is a viable and safe investment. After being part of the oil and minerals industry for years, Matt Badiali realized that the USA minerals and gas industry was less invested in by investors partially due to lack of understanding in perimeters of the industry. He points out that many of investors currently in Freedom Checks did not have the knowledge that investing in the USA oil and mineral industry is one of the most profitable investment options in the USA.
What makes Freedom Checks profitable? First, it exempted from tax. Any income from alternative investments such as income from stocks is subject to tax, but this option is not. The exception has a constitutional amendment basis (Statue 26-F) which was amended in the spirit of making the USA economy less dependent of oil from traditional traders. It means, therefore, that any income form Freedom Checks is untouched. The situation makes this investment alternative the best and the most profitable option. Matt Badiali points out that this was one of his main reasons to initiate these checks.
What is the future of these checks? Regardless of one view on the economy, there is a unison agreement that the future of this investment option is bright and unmatched. This unison agreement is mainly because the oil and energy industry is one of the principal drivers of the USA economy and the use of oil and gas is on the high rise.
The healthcare investment industry is putting money into some really exciting startups and early-stage ventures over the past few years. One hedge fund manager in this industry, Jacob Gottlieb, MD, CFA, PRMIA, is one of these investors with hid company Altium Capital. At this firm, based in New York City, he invests exclusively in healthcare companies that are coming up with meaningful medical treatments.
A few of the companies that Jacob Gottlieb has decided to invest in are Oragenics, Oramed Pharmaceuticals, and Amarin Corporation. He took a 5.61 percent stake in Oramed Pharmaceuticals which created a treatment for diabetes that is taken orally rather than the traditional method of using a needle. They have three treatments which are an analog capsule, a Glucagon-like peptide-1, and an insulin capsule.
Amarin, which Jacob Gottlieb invested in as his second investment at newly formed Altium Capital, is a company based in Dublin, Ireland. They are creating drugs that will help to improve cardiovascular health. They are combining the benefits of polyunsaturated fatty acids with their expertise in lipid science. They have one drug now approved by the FDA called Vascepa which provides prescription strength omega-3 fatty acids. This drug went on the market in 2012.
Jacob Gottlieb says he invested in Oragenics because he believes they will become a trendsetter when it comes to creating novel antibiotics to fight infectious diseases. They engage in what is known as Replacement Therapy which involves replacing the harmful bacteria in a body with good bacteria. This results in a healthier body and they are using it to develop a treatment for oral mucositis.
Jacob Gottlieb is pretty happy with his initial three investments at his latest hedge fund and is looking forward to investing in more exciting healthcare firms. He has been in the hedge fund industry since 2001.
The journey to becoming one of the world’s largest food products provider began in 1909. Since then, OSI Group dedication to offering quality products to their clients has never wavered. A company that was once operating in the USA alone has moved to other 17 nations and employed over 20,000 people. The growth of OSI Group is as a result of the commitment of its leaders to dominate the food market globally and the hard work of its employees. It has become a growing presence in the modern globalized economy. Its specialized in supplying value-added products including pork, beef, pizza, hamburger patties to mention few.
OSI group expansion and innovation is going on at an impressive rate and so far it has established 65 facilities in the 17 countries its running operations. In recent years, it has carried out various acquisitions as part of its growth strategy. In 2016, it acquired Boho Food, which is a food product company that manufactures deli meats and other snacks and supplies to food retailing companies. The goal for this undertaking was to improve the presence of OSI Industries in Europe.
It also acquired Flagship Europe in 2016, which is a supplier of food products in the UK market. It supplies pies, frozen poultry, dressings, sauces, among others. Its acquisition offers OSI Industries access to a wider market in the United Kingdom. In 2017, is also carried out another expansion plan in the European market. The food company introduced a high capacity line in the facility located in Toledo, Spain.
The initiative in Spain has doubled the facility’s processing capacity. Before, the facility was processing 12,000 tons of chicken products annually and has now doubled to 24,000 tons. The change in the processing capacity of the chicken has pushed up the total capacity of the facility to 45,000 tons every year that includes of other products such as pork and beef. OSI Group also had to hire 20 people to add them to the facility’s workforce.
OSI carried out this plan because the demand in Spain and Portugal is increasing rapidly. The change in demand was consistent at 6% for a number of years, but recently, it has been growing at 8% every year. The company hopes to keep on implementing its expansion plan in other parts of the world.
For many freelancers, especially those just starting out, the tasks can be daunting. Upwork helps clients connect with freelancers to find jobs that work for them. However, once a new job is taken on it can be difficult to manage all the parts that go into it.
Upwork provides some tips on the most effective ways to manage your to-do list:
Write things down! Even if one can keep all tasks subdivided and organized mentally, it’s far too strenuous to have the weight of that many things to do and stay focused on the task at hand.
Another extremely helpful one is to define the priority of each thing to do. Highest priority? Do it first thing in the morning when focus and energy levels are highest. Not only does that small tip make you a most effective at that time of day, giving tasks priority levels can help when emergencies come up. Knowing in what order you should do things is paramount when it comes to deadlines.
Organizing tasks that need to be done into similar tasks is also helpful. From making all your phone calls at once to doing all your dishes at once, there is no need to make simple tasks draw out.
It’s important to keep evaluating the to-do list in order to make sure all that needs to be done is still in the right order and in correct priority.
Another good concept from Upwork to make you the most productive freelancer is to keep all tasks in one place. Too many projects scattered across too many applications can leave you wasting time hunting down all the things that were meant to be done.
Stay organized and the task mountain will get chipped away!
Talkspace is an online sex therapy company that is based in New York. There are mobile applications available for the service, so it is available for anyone, day or night, right on their mobile phones.
Along with his wife Roni, Oren Frank founded the web site in 2012. By introducing the site as an app for Iphones and Androids, he allowed it to be something that could be accessed no matter where a person was. Read more about Oren Frank at haaretz.com
Oren Frank’s idea was a challenge to traditional therapy and therapists. For some, it changed the way therapy was conducted. Rather than sitting in a chair or lying on a couch in an office to talk with a therapist, it is now being done on line, and on cell phones. This is quite a change from the traditional method of ‘going’ to therapy.
Then in 2015, the idea changed to an even better type of therapy: they found a method to include couples in the on line sessions and on the cell phones. Couple therapy had become available in the same manner as one on one therapy.
Oren Frank felt poeple had become so dependent on social mdedia, that it was ruining relationships, rather than enriching them. In order to address this issue, Oren Frank began a program on Talkspace called “Social Media Dependence Therapy.” For the first time, the issue of social media was being addressed on social media, so to speak. It is a 12 week program of therapy available for people on Talkspace. It helps them address the issue of social media addiction step by step. This is an amazing development for therapy sessions.
Available to anyone who is 18 or over, this is a revolutionary way of ‘going to therapy.’ It is available on video calls, video chats, and plain straight chat on tablets, laptops, computers, and cell phones.
There are numerous factors that contribute to a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment can happen in most workplaces, including Neuroscore. The challenge is recognizing when it happens and trying to reduce the impacts. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.
How can you do that? What should you be looking at?
1) The person you work with at Neuroscore could be harassing you using horrible language. The person could be making discriminatory references. They might not think anything of it, but you do. The first thing you should try to do is talk to them. Tell the person you do not like what they are saying to you. They are going to defuse the situation by saying “it is a joke.” Everyone interprets a joke differently. You might not think it is funny. That is why it is essential that everyone takes other’s feelings into account.
2) The next thing you need to do is write down everything they said at Neuroscore. You are going to need to in case you talk to someone at HR. Some hostile work environments need to get defused in HR. How can you defend yourself when you did not write anything down. We live in a “he said, she said” world. The honor and integrity of someone’s word do not count anymore. You need to have the proof. That way Neuroscore can keep it on file and you feel vindicated.
3) Did the person send you inappropriate emails, texts, and pics? They need to be saved and filed away. It all comes down to evidence. You need to show them the evidence, or they are not going to believe you.
I want to set the record straight here. Neurocore is a very respectable place to work. You can see the results on the Indeed site and LinkedIn pages. I am only warning you about the possibility of what could happen. It is better to be prepared. I have seen and heard about this happening too much. My job is to help warn you about the possibilities. The rest is up to you. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.
An article by Hi-Tech Chronicle lists that Dallas plastic surgeon Sameer Jejurikar is pursuing an MBA at Southern Methodist University. The surgeon has been in practice for 10 years and is loved by many of his patients in the area. He attended the University of Michigan where he received a bachelors degree in Science, along with receiving a doctorate from the same school. He worked for many years in Michigan and even practiced in NYC for a year at a local hospital. Sameer Jejurikar is also a speaker where he has presented on many different health topics and he has helped with other publications. Dr. Jejurikar has a lot of experience with doing surgeries of the breast and other parts of the body to patients through natural results too. The doctor has a passion for the craft and always listens to the patients to keep them happy. Sameer Jejurikar is constantly learning on the fly to learn of new methods to cosmetic surgery but also learn about new tools and technology on the market that could help and make the job a lot easier. Above all, the plastic surgeon practices safe surgery and always prioritizes it in his work. Sameer Jejurikar also speaks to others about the safety of surgery, specifically with the possible complications of the Brazilian Butt Lift. Dr. Jejurikar has published articles on the safety and spoken about it via YouTube. He has also performed surgery on children in some of the poorest countries like South America, Central America, and Bangladesh. The doctor’s caring nature is what drives him forward, along with the patient’s satisfaction. He is also trying to get better and keep learning by pursuing an MBA at Southern Methodist University and will be balancing work and school all in one. He equally believes in his education and patients.
During the seven years that Robert Ivy has been the chief executive officer at the American Institute of Architects, he has been able to deliver a great deal of improvements including transforming the architecture career to the 21st century. He’s also currently occupied in changing the position of the American Institute of Architecture to be responsive, functional and powerful organization. Some of these initiatives will involve repositioning the organization by way of creating awareness of value and the significance of all architects in the society. According to Robert Ivy, people have underrated the relevance of architects and its importance in building the environment, since they play a bigger role in maintaining a more conducive environment.
By winning the coveted award, Robert Ivy is among a couple of Mississippians that are distinguished and were honored with a prestigious award, Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. After presenting an award to the architect, MIAL’S President, Nancy LaForge, said that Robert had really made architectures in Mississippi more accessible to the public. Speaking to the press following the architect was honored with the award, the President Carl Elefante of AIA stated he had been honored to congratulate Ivy about the benefit of the institute. He added that the award came as a way of acknowledging professional and personal achievement for ivy.
Robert Ivy is also determined to accomplish different things like setting the governance of the organization aside from repositioning AIA’s name. Robert said that AIA’s government had been taken lightly for quite a very long time and that he had been ready to use his ability. This is an important step for the American Institute Architects since governance within an organization will improve its decision making. He also plans to build a digital infrastructure armed with technology. Robert Ivy is planning to establish an award-winning effort awareness campaign in order to entice architects to participate in the contest. According to Robert, bringing competition shall trigger all architects to deliver their finest services.
Flavio Maluf definitely someone who nowadays we consider as being lucky, however to get to where he is today took courage, bravery, and the ability to not give up with the first, second, or even third failure. He was born in to a fairly wealthy family so some may say he was lucky in the particular aspect. His father is a politician and businessman man so Flavio has some great insight in what it is like to live the wealthy lifestyle and hence made it a bit easier for him to start his companies. Flavio helps people who are looking to get involved in potentially owning their own business and warns them about certain things that may go wrong throughout the process. Read more about Flavio at terra.com
He also own a business named “Eucatex” that manufactures wood slabs from Eucalyptus trees to supply for people with furniture needs or anything that has to do with re-modification of cabinetry that involves wood along with also producing ceiling tiles and panels for housing and commercial buildings. The business was established On November 23, 1951 and is still going strong. He spent a few years only distributing the materials around South America until eventually expanding his business to Europe where he really began to see growth.
Flavio Maluf also has realized that taxes in Brazil have always been high, making it impossible for people to succeed in any market, in particular the entrepreneur realm, however he thinks that it is still very well possible to succeed , that people simply just need to take advantage of the tax incentives the are provided as well. In other words, look at the positives that paying taxes gives long term and accept it and work around ways to make each possible outcome more achievable. Flavio has shaped part of what Brazil’s economy is today and continues to do so with his business and great contributions he has to offer.
Adam Milstein is an American-Israeli activist. He was born in Haifa, Israel and moved to the United States in the early 1980s in pursuit of farther education. He joined the University of Southern Carolina where he attained his MBA. He later started working in the real estate industry. Today, he is a prominent real estate entrepreneur and the managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties. Through the real estate business, he has made some considerable contributions to the development of the Jewish Community both in the United States and back in Israel. His acts of philanthropy have seen him scoop a spot in the 2017 list of Top 200 Most Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneur. A body known as Richtopia creates the list. Some prominent names which have appeared on the same list include Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey.
Adam Milstein is a pro-Israeli activist and philanthropist. He serves on the board of various organizations that seek to make the Jewish community stronger. He has worked on bringing a change for Israeli-Americans for many years now. Together with his wife, Adam Milstein has established a philanthropic foundation known as Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Milstein is also the co-founder of Israeli-American Council (IAC).
Adam Milstein is dedicated to strengthening the Jewish people. Milstein has deep roots in his motherland. In his young life, he participated in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Milstein has maintained this strong bond with Israel, decades after he left for the United States. He aims to see the Jewish community resist discrimination which they normally face in the form of Antisemitism. This hate against the Jews has been used by radical groups to discriminate the Jews, something Adam Milstein is dedicated to fighting.
Adam Milstein has funded various pro-Israeli programs, especially those targeting the young generation. He believes that the future of the community lies on young people. If they are brought up to be proud Jews, then the enemies of the community will have no place to execute their evil plans. One of the goals of the radical groups is to see the elimination of the State of Israel.