Moving Time Forward To Save Energy

Venezuela is trying to come up with anything possible in order to save money in a country where the economy is in dire need of saving. Officials have decided to speed time up by about half an hour. Nicolas Maduro made the decision in the hopes that businesses would close early, workers like Norka Luque would leave their jobs early and schools would send students home early. If no one is open, then there won’t be any electricity to use, which would save on money that is spent as well as save on the electricity that is also running low. Since the time is moved forward Ms Luque said, “there will be more daylight in the evening, which will also decrease the amount of electricity that is used”. The change doesn’t take place until May 1. There is no word as to how long the change will be in effect, but there are negative responses to the decision.


Solving the Greek Refugee Crisis

As seen on The New York Review of Books, investor and philanthropist George Soros explains that there are four fundamental flaws of the asylum policy on that has come from recent EU-Turkey negotiations. Soros states that the policy is not European as it was too heavily pushed by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Another crucial flaw with the plan is that it is underfunded and financially unstable from the start. It also forces different states to take refugees that they do not want to shelter as well as taking away the choice from fleeing refugees on what country they want to live in. This creates a cultural clash on as immigrants are forced to live in countries that are not welcoming. Finally, the negotiations force Greece into the go-to waiting zone for refugees even though Greece does not have the required resources to hold them.

George Soros argues that all of the flaws of the proposal can be corrected and that the European Commission has acknowledged that there are some serious issues. George Soros continues to state that there is an impending humanitarian crisis in Greece. These refugee policies will only make matters worse. One of the most effective things that EU leaders can do is ensure that sufficient funding is in place to handle the mass surge of refugees. Most importantly, leaders need to understand that there will be an initial surge of refugees and this cannot be handled with limited funding that was meant to address the ongoing issue. A large amount of initial funding is needed in order for shelter countries to adequately place the refugees. Visit Open Society Foundations website to know more about George Soros.

Another key issue in the refugee crisis is ensuring that newly placed refugees are able to establish themselves in their new countries. Adequate funding of the project is key in assuring that the newly placed refugees have all of the resources that they need to get their feet back on the ground. The countries that are housing the refugees must be given adequate financial support to bear the burden. Furthermore, forcing refugees into countries that do not want to house them creates additional barriers for the long term financial success of refugees. In order to have a truly sustainable plan for the refugee crisis, these barriers need to be reduces and individuals must feel welcome in their new countries.

George Soros support for progressive and humanitarian policies has helped millions of people all across the world. He was key in ensuring the peaceful change from Socialism to Capitalism in Eastern Europe. To date, George Soros has donated more than $11 billion to various different causes that are aimed at improving the lives of individuals living in all corners of the earth. One of the things that makes Soros a dynamic and successful individual is his ability to understand the market around him.

CCMP Capital and former CEO Steve Murray

CCMP Capital is a leading international private equity investment firm that specializes in leverage buyout and growth equity investments. The firm, which became an independent company in August 2006, is headquartered in 245 Park Avenue, New York City, New York and has offices in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The group employs at least 50 individuals. CCMP Capital focuses on four major industries, namely Chemicals/Energy, Industrial, Healthcare, Consumer/Retail sectors. The company provides services to leading companies in North America and Europe. CCMP Capital was ranked by Wall Street among the first twenty largest equity firms in the world in 2007.

The acronym CCMP stands for Chemical Ventures, Chase Capital, and Manufacturers Hanover Capital/J.P. Morgan Partners. The company was launched as Chemical Venture Partners in 1984 as private equity and venture capital of Chemical Bank. In 1996, Chemical Bank acquired Chase Manhattan Bank, prompting change of name to Chase Capital Partners. The group acquired J.P. Morgan & Co in 2000, the same year JPMorgan Chase was formed, and changed name to JP Morgan Partners. Four years later, JPMorgan Chase acquired Bank One, a bank that had its own private equity investment arm known as One Equity Partners.

JP Morgan initiated spinout plans in March 2005. It successfully spun out of JPMorgan Chase in July the following year after the former sold $925 million stake in JP Morgan Partners Global Fund to secondary investors. This was the same time leading private equity firms were spinning out from recognized investment banks. CCMP Capital sold Medpace, an organization that specializes in pharmaceutical research, to Cinven in 2014 for approximately $900 million. As of 2016, the group has assets worth at least $12 billion.

As of now, Stephen Murray CCMP Capital has investments in JP Morgan Partners Global Fund, CCMP Capital Investors II, Bill Barret Corporation, Smurfit Kappa group and 1-800 flowers. The group has also invested in, among other companies, Brake Bros Limited, Warner Chilcott, Renovo, Pinnacle Foods and The Tennis Channel.

Stephen “Steve” Murray was the former president and Chief Executive Officer of CCMP Capital. He was also a renowned private equity investor and philanthropist. He was born on August 2, 1962 and passed on March 12, 2015. Murray was a graduate of Boston College, Columbia Business School.

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital held various executive capacities in predecessor firms since 1989. He became the group’s CEO in 2007 after JP Morgan Partners separated from JPMorgan Chase. Murray took over the position from Jeff Walker, who is the founder of the group. Prior to his demise, Murray was a Board member of Strongwood Insurance Holdings, Octagon Credit Investors, Crestcom International and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. He also sat on the Board of LHP Hospital Group, Infogroup Inc. and Jetro JMDH Holdings.

Dog Food Takes a Turn for the Healthy

The Daily Herald explains the recent facebook trend towards innovation in the pet food industry to produce healthier, more nutritious dog food in a recent article about the drastic changes to the pet food market. The $23.7 billion pet food industry in the U.S. has been increasingly dominated by pet food producers advertising the healthy recipes behind their dog food brands and educating customers about the benefits of their natural, healthy ingredients. At a time when the American public is more aware than ever of the food being served on its table and the ingredients being purchased at the grocery store, it should come as no surprise that families are eager to feed their dogs the top of the line dog food that they can find on the market. Companies are in cut throat competition with each other to keep pace with this trend and to continue to find ways to keep production costs down while incorporating more expensive healthy ingredients in their formulas, such as lean chicken.
One of the dog food companies that has been able to exceed expectations and distance itself from the competition on this healthy dog food trend is Beneful, which is owned by Purina. Beneful has gained incredible respect and loyalty among customers for standing behind its product with a customer satisfaction guarantee and providing transparent information about its formula and ingredients so that puppy parents are well-informed about what they are feeding their precious pets.

Besides providing top of the line ingredients, Beneful offers a wide range of options for dog food varieties. In addition to offering eight dry food varieties, Beneful has made its mark on the dog food market by providing 20 wet food options and 11 dog treats. Its packaging is also extremely innovative in allowing pet owners to heat the Beneful wet food directly in the container and serve it up right on the spot.


A New Dog in the Neighborhood

A few days ago I took a walk to the store to get a gallon of milk for dinner. Because of what I found on my way to the store, I had to change my grocery list around a little bit. Instead of grabbing milk and a pack of cigarettes for my husband, I came out with those items plus a large bag of Purina Beneful. The reasoning behind my purchase of Beneful is because on my walk I found a small, docile dog just laying on the sidewalk. She wasn’t hurt at all, but you could tell she was lonely and very hungry. Instead of turning my cheek I patted my upper thigh so she would get up and follow me to the store. Once we got there she waited patiently for me while I picked her up some dinner.

On the shelves of the walmart store they had a new brand called Freshpet, which I had just recently heard about online. This dog food uses fresh meat and vegetables so that the food tastes just as delicious as the meals I prepare at home. Just because I felt bad for this poor dog, I made sure to pick up a few containers of Freshpet as a treat. I also knew that the fresh products in the food would help her get back to good health quickly. Anything that does not have a bunch of additives in it will surely make anyone healthy.

When I brought the dog home to my husband that night I was rather surprised at his response. Instead of becoming flustered, he welcomed the dog with open arms and asked if we were going to keep her. As soon as he asked the question, I held up the bag of Beneful dry dog food and shook it. As soon as the dog heard the shake, she immediately started wagging her tail which made us both smile ear to ear.



Doe Deere’s Fabulous Life Lesson

Doe Deere has a wonderful life lesson that she would like to reveal to the world. She believes that you should break fashion rules and makeup rules. Surprisingly, a large number of people are afraid to break those rules. Deere believes that breaking those rules takes guts. However, leaving those rules behind, also leads to a world of creativity. The fact is that most creative and successful people started breaking traditional rules at a very young age. Lime Crime is certainly a makeup line started by a very creative person and designed for creative people.

Doe Deere’s Creative Philosophy
Certainly, Deere’s creative philosophy begins with taking a long look at traditional rules about fashion and beauty. Learn the basic rules concerning fashion and beauty, then break one of those rules daily. Doe Deere believes this opens the doors to a creative vision that is more satisfying than just going with the flow. We’ve all heard those fashion rules about staying away from too many bold colors or mixing patterns. Well, Doe Deere has something to say about those rules. Bold colors make life, beauty, and fashion fun. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your favorite bold colors. Wear deep smoky eyes with thick mascara and crimson lips. It’s fun to go bold and fabulous. Wear a pattern on top of another pattern. Rock that style with confidence. Furthermore, Doe Deere believes that you should never listen to anyone that says you should dress age appropriate. Dress the way that makes you feel good. The self appointed unicorn queen has spoken. People are taking note of her personal style and loving it.

Doe Deere
Doe Deere is a striking young beauty. Her pastel hair and vibrant makeup are her signature style. Doe Deere was born with the creative fire that led to her developing a makeup line that matched her personality and belief. Deere firmly believes in creating your own style. Makeup is the tool that women use to bring out their creative nature. Out of this philosophy, Lime Crime was born.

Lime Crime is a very distinctive and unusual name. A lot of people would like to know the name’s origins. Doe Deere relates that the name is connected with her fashion days. Lime Crime was the original name of a fashion line that she created and offered for sale on an auction site. Doe Deere found it extremely difficult to find a vibrant and expressive makeup to match her taste. Therefore, she decided to create Lime Crime, her own makeup company. Doe Deere is also a different kind of CEO. She runs her organization with a soft touch. Her company has achieved amazing success in a short span of time. The Lime Crime Cosmetic company is one of the most successful makeup companies online.

Keep Your Wikipedia Page Relevant With A Professional Wiki Writer

To say that people freaked out when Leonardo Dicaprio won his very first and much deserved Oscar Award would be an understatement. Fans of the famed actor were ecstatic. They may as well have won the award for themselves. The uproar of fanfare made it’s way onto the internet via Dicaprio’s Wikipedia page as well. Updates on Wiki pages can be done by anybody. This quickly turned into a plethora of unfavorable updates on the stars page. One of them in particular standing out with repeated vulgarities. 

After being nominated 5 times, but never being crowned the winner, this was a great achievement in his career. The appreciation of his fans is well received, albeit in need of some cleaning up. Leo is going to need his Wiki page edited and put back into proper order as soon as possible. The site has quickly become where the world goes for the info. Whenever we look up something online there is a Wikipedia link right there. It has simply become synonymous with fact checking and the internet. The people that work on the technology end of Wiki are creating many new ways to detect and prevent trolling of edits to the pages.

Most notably as of late, Wikipedia has been almost solely responsible for the images of individuals and companies alike. If you don’t have a Wiki page for your business, chances are you won’t be taken very seriously by potential clients. Likewise, it is a great way to help your personal reputation to have a bit more polish. The best way to get the most of your page edits and updates is to hire Wiki writers from a trusted Wikipedia editing service. The level of scrutiny to details and proper edits will get you the best results. This also takes a lot of work off of the shoulders of the customer in need of the edits. Having the assurance that their page is being tracked and updated on the fly is a great luxury for the client. What better way to have your page created than in the hands of professional Wiki experts for hire? 

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Ross Abelow Is On a Mission To Save The Animals

Ross Abelow, a very well known lawyer in the New York area, is on a mission to save as many animals as he can. On January 13th, 2016, Abelow launched a new fundraiser to benefit the many homeless animals throughout the city. He started things off small with the initial goal of raising $5000.

All money will be used to help care for animals who have been left out in the cold during the winter months. Shelters will be able to use the funds for things such as blankets, food, medical care and anything else they need to care for homeless and vulnerable animals.

If you have ever been to New York in the winter, you know the weather can be very cold and rigid. Animals can literally freeze to death if left out too long.

The problem is many animal owners, who without a doubt love their animals, often find themselves in tough situations and unable to properly care for their animals. Instead of taking them to a shelter, which is the best option, many will simply leave the animal out in the cold.

Abelow hopes his fundraiser can help prevent animals from dying due to being left out in the cold. And though this is a tall task, if we all work together we can prevent thousands of animals from dying during the coldest months of the year.

About Ross Abelow

Ross Martin Abelow has been a licensed attorney in the state of New York for close to 30 years. He grew up in the area and decided to complete his undergrad studies at the State University of New York. He later attended the Brooklyn Law School and received his law degree in 1989.

Since starting his career he has focused on helping families deal with tough issues. He has a specialty in matrimonial and family law, commercial litigation and entertainment law. The culmination of his amazing career was when he was named partner at the law firm of Abelow & Cassandro, Llp.

Abelow has a very active social media presence where he shares legal advice with all his followers. You can find him on Facebook and Mashable.

If you would like to learn more about Abelow’s fundraiser, visit the GoFundMe account he has set up.

LinkedIn Defines Most Needed Skills Says Ricardo Guimarães


Around the world, and especially in Brazil, businesses and other organizations are relying on the web site LinkedIn for their professional recruiting efforts. More and more expert professionals are posting their profiles, including detailed resumes, onto LinkedIn. Ricardo Guimarães, the president of BMG Bank in Brazil, has reported this important data, based on an article Exame Magazine has released. They listed LinkedIn’s list of the 25 most sought-after skill sets. LinkedIn obtained these statistically, based on recruiter searches done on the web site during all of 2015.

Nine countries were included in the study, including the USA, Brazil, and France. Human resource professionals who are experienced in the areas of employee benefits and compensation is an area that grew 15%. LinkedIn has done much of the important work to help businesses understand the realities of today’s business world and helps connect them with the right professionals that are available for a new job. The proof that this list is accurate is the number and frequency of LinkedIn surveys, together with the amazingly large number of registered users, says Ricardo Guimarães.

People are experiencing introductions to leaders in their respective industries that they could obtain in no other way. Other valuable resources provided by LinkedIn include specific tips and news for certain commercial areas. One area, which Ricardo Guimarães has pointed out actually took a nose dive of a 14% decrease in Brazil, is professional recruiting. He says today’s job market is comprised mostly of Exame’s list:

Mobile software development
Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
Web architecture and development frameworks
Quality Assurance (QA) software and usability testing
Integration middleware software
Engineering and data storage
Human resources in Benefits
Information security
Design interfaces
Corporate law and governance
Safety at work
Microsoft stack application development
Business Intelligence
System Review Control (SCR)
Materials Engineering
public policy and international relations
Business development and relationship management
Perl, Python, & Ruby programming languages
Java development
Software Modeling and process design
Social media marketing
Digital marketing
Shell scripting languages

Ricardo Guimarães says it is most important for every professional to track and retain the skills of current demand. Such professionals will be highly rated in any comparisons employers are doing with others listed as available for work on LinkedIn.

The bank has been owned by the Guimarães family since Ricardo’s grandfather founded it as the Land Credit Bank in 1930. One of the most innovative, and at the time seen as a risky change, that Ricardo Guimarães implemented was BMG’s very popular payday loan program.