Shedding Lights to the Film and Political Involvement of Thor Halvorssen01.21.17

Thor Halvorssen is known to many as a human rights activist who has attained remarkable milestones in championing the rights of the oppressed. He is also popularly known as the founder of the Human Rights Foundation.

Thor Halvorssen comes from a family that boasts of an accomplished background. His mother, Hilda Mendoza is related to Cristobal Mendoza, who was Venezuela’s first president. On his father’s side, Thor is the grandson of Oystein Halvorssen, who is well-renowned as the Norwegian king’s consul who established a family dynasty in Venezuela as the representative for corporations.

Political Involvement

Thor Halvorssen’s political involvement started during the divided politics experienced in his native nation, Venezuela. As a matter of fact, the defining moment for Halvorssen was in 1993 after the imprisonment of his father. During this period, Halvorssen mounted a strong campaign aimed at securing the release of his father. The campaign drew the support of various organizations such as Amnesty International.

Halvorssen has found himself at odds with the Venezuelan government again due to the shooting of his mother. His mother was shot and wounded while attending a peaceful protest of the recall referendum of 2004. Aside from being a constant critic of the Venezuelan government, he has also criticized other leaders like the president of Uganda, particularly the legislative endeavors to punish gay individuals in Uganda through a death penalty.

Film Production

Aside from being highly involved in human rights activism, Halvorssen is fascinated by film production. He has proven to be quite talented in this area through the production of various films. He has co-produced Freedom’s Fury together with other top executive producers including Lucy Liu and Andrew Vajna. He is also listed as one of the producers of Indoctrinate U. Some of the other films associated with Halvorssen include The Sugar Babies, The Singing Revolution and Hammer & Tickle.

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A Merger For The Promotion Of Excellence01.20.17

According to the original news released by PR Newswire, Goettl Air Conditioning just made a landmark achievement. It has concluded its merger with both Paradise Air and Las Vegas Air, two great American HVAC giants. This move culminated into increasing its number of employees by over 20 and its number of trucks by over 15 trucks. This means only one thing for its customers – better services.

 

The merger is a strategic one. To understand it better, you have to bear in mind that Las Vegas Air focuses on residential customers while Paradise Air focuses on rental and multi-family homes. This implies that both services will now be handled by the merger.

 

Ken Goodrich, the owner of Goettl Air Conditioning was quoted as saying they are excited about the integration of the companies. The customers are the utmost beneficiaries of the merger. The two air conditioning giants will come together to complement each other’s strength. This will definitely improve their collective services.

 

The merger is nothing but a big step in the right direction. It is highly commendable. Goettl Air Conditioning was originally established in Arizona in 1939. Ken Goodrich acquired and transformed the company in 2013, after which he brought the company to Las Vegas, his hometown in 2016.

 

Due to Goodrich’s transformation, the company has been enjoying 500 percent annual growth since 2015. The figure is expected to be higher this year with this new merger. The merger of the three HVAC with The Sunny Plumber means their customers will no longer enjoy only air conditioning services but they will now also enjoy plumbing services.

 

According to its official website, Goettl Air Conditioning specializes in Indoor Air Quality, Commercial HVAC, Heating Repair, Air Conditioning Repair, Heating and of course, Air Conditioning. The company has been in operation since 1939. This makes them one of the most experienced companies in Air Conditioning.

 

It is also stated on their website that they offer 24 hours emergency services to their customers. So they can be reached anytime of the day and they will respond. They also give free estimates for new HVAC installations and replacements.

 

What lengthens the lifespan of your HVAC system is a proper maintenance. So, Goettl Air Conditioning provides affordable routine maintenance checks for all its customers. The importance of quality indoor air cannot be over emphasized. Your HVAC should not break down for a single day. This is why Goettl Air Conditioning conducts regular maintenance checks on the units of their customers.

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CEO & President of Prominent Dallas Bank Great Participation at Annual Conference01.18.17

NexBank’s CEO and President, John Holt, recently spoke at the conference for Texas Bankers Association’s Annual Strategic Opportunities. He was one of the panellist at the 5th annual conference that was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. He participated in the discussion topic called “Reinventing Community Banking: Perspectives on Competing by Innovation”.

 

This conference that is held annually consists of bank leaders, consultants, and advisors who collaborated on challenges facing community bank leaders and on principal objectives. These participants and panelists explore strategic opportunities through organic growth, branching, and M&A activity.

 

About NexBank

 

Based in Dallas, Texas, NexBank Capital, Inc., www.NexBank.com, is a financial institution that offers services in mortgage banking, commercial banking, and institutional banking for their clients. Their customized banking and financial services are offered mainly to institutional clients, corporations, and financial institutions throughout the US. Additionally, their executive management team combines a strong focus on serving clients and industry expertise to provide leading capabilities in financial services to their clients.

 

This company started as a charter in 1922, and as of September 30, 2016, they are worth $4 billion in assets. Many of their clients are large corporations, middle market companies, real estate investors, banks, small businesses, and some of the largest, capital market institutions. In their financial sector, they offer revolving lines of credit, tailored depository services, and loan participations. In treasury management, they work hard so their clients can gain increase in their treasury operations’ productivity, expand the short-term assets’ revenue potential, and gain more visibility in their cash flow. With their public funding, NexBank provides specialized interest-bearing accounts and tailored depository services. With their investment banking, they work to get a better understanding of their institutional clients’ objectives and goals to develop customized solutions to help their clients meet their strategic objectives. And with their real estate advisory, a wide range of property management services are provided to their institutional clients, including improving tenant experience, increasing efficiencies, minimizing operating costs, etc.

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Forget NFL, NCAANFL football is where the betting profits lie01.12.17

Many newer bettors reason that since NFL games are where the big action is, both in terms of viewership and dollar amounts bet that they should concentrate all of their football betting on that one sport. And there is some reason for them to think this way. After all, the biggest sports bettors in history like Billy Walters and Lefty Rosenthal made large portions of their sports betting fortunes specifically on betting the NFL. But for a newer sports bettor, there are many downsides to betting on big money games like the NFL. In fact, the NCAA holds some major advantages for newer players precisely because the average NCAA football game has vastly less interest and less money going into it. Let’s take a look at some of the problems with NFL betting and how those problems are either absent or resolved in the context of NCAA football betting.

Big-money means big-time competition and low edges, if any

Here’s the first thing any entrant to the world of sports betting should realize: The sports betting market is a financial market. All the rules of finance apply to sports. One fundamental truth of financial markets that you’ll hear guys like Warren Buffet talk about is how much easier it is for those with less capital to make x% per year than if they had much larger funds. The reason is because as capital increases, the universe of possible bets decreases dramatically. If Warren Buffet wants to make 20% a year, he’s looking to keep 200 billion plus dollars invested at all times. All the companies with that kind of market cap are analyzed to death by the best minds in finance because so much money is at stake. Thus it becomes very hard to find pricing errors at that level.

Exactly the same thing is true with sports. NFL football games are the sports equivalent of Exxon Mobile. The absolute sharpest handicappers and syndicates are all analyzing every game with huge staff and resources. Pricing errors are extremely rare. This makes it difficult if not impossible to find edges on NFL games unless you’re one of the best of the best. For more on NFL odds see covers.com.

With NCAA football, you can find games where there are only a few hundred bets being placed at a given sports book. No one is spending too much time analyzing inconsequential Division III games. This means pricing errors abound and, although you won’t be able to bet $1 million on a given game without moving the line, you can bet $1000 with a 20% edge. For more on NCAA football odds please visit covers.com.

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George Soros fighting back against discriminating Policy01.12.17

George Soros has become known as one of the top liberal donors, dedicated to judicial system reform. His most recent target was Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who works for Maricopa County. Soros spent $2 million trying to unseat him in the recent election. George Soros launched a PAC, ‘Maricopa Strong’ which has gained contributions from several big name liberals including Texas billionaires Laura and John Arnold, who has given $500,000 and also widow of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Powell Jobs, who handed Maricopa Strong $250,000, in hopes of reforming the justice system.

George Soros has spent millions since 2015, funding campaigns across the country to elect new local prosecutors who are aligned with causes supported by Soros and his PACs. George Soros funded groups are furiously spending millions in three district attorney races in Texas and Colorado. George Soros has contributed $1 million to a local race in Harris County in Houston an Soros has given at least $1.5 million in Phoenix’s Maricopa County.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been labeled and seen as a villain to the Democrats. George Soros’ contribution against Sheriff Arpaio, is his first against a sheriff. Maricopa Strong has spent almost $3 million in TV ads and mailers promoting Democratic candidate Paul Penzone, while also slamming Arpaio on numerous issues. One ad claims rapes and assaults have gone on without proper investigation.

Soros associates say he has strongly invested in defeating Sheriff Joe Arpaio for two reasons. First, Sheriff Arpaio has violated civil rights and abused his office. Second, his influence on the country’s conversation on Biography about immigration has poisoned the country.

Soros’s PAC on Time previously attempted to oust Sheriff Arpaio in 2012 but was unsuccessful, which only caused George Soros to contribute even more and bring a stronger message. Soros advisers say he will continue his financial support of candidates who share his same values, as long as the justice system is not fairly serving all people. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros

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What does it take to succeed as a manager?01.05.17

In a span of over 20 years, Josh Verne has acquired vast experience in starting and growing businesses. The CEO of Flocku.com gives an insight of what it takes to be a good manager:

Stop being bossy and act like a leader. Bosses demand their employees to do what they want. This will help bosses accomplish their own goals. Leaders first earn respect from their employees. They then take advantage of this to accomplish an objective that they set together as a team. Only leaders, and not bosses, succeed in their businesses.

– Good managers understand that there can always be a win for everybody, even in a bleak situation. They then find ways to ensure that every person wins in the decisions they make. This helps to boost teamwork.

– The key to appearing more authoritative is to listen more and speak less. Josh Verne states that real power lies in using fewer words. Employees who notice that you listen to them will also listen to you.

– Find a way to balance your life. Having much money and no real relationship will make you suffer. Not having enough money and having a family will also make you suffer.

– Make sure that you are passionate about what you are doing. If you are not, you should consider changing it to what you like. You will only succeed if you love what you are doing.

About Josh Verne

Josh Verne’s payroll deduction system was phenomenal. It is what brought him to the spotlight. The established entrepreneur developed workpays.me with the help of Paul Dumas and Jon Dorfman. The system’s efficiency is impeccable. It allows its customers to make purchases over installments of up to 12 months. The payments must, however, be made from a customer’s bank account, or be deducted from their payroll. He established the payroll system in 2012 and sold it to Global Analytics holding two years later.

Josh Verne went on to start FlockU.com, a platform that has taken colleges by storm. Less than a year after its establishment, FlockU is growing well. The platform allows college students to share content and material through peer-to-peer connections. The company is based in Pennsylvania.

 

Find out more about Josh Verne:

http://articles.philly.com/2016-01-11/business/69656522_1_college-students-destination-maternity-corp-graduate

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Adam Milstein Honored by the Jerusalem Post as one of the Top 50 Most Prominent Jews Globally01.05.17

The Jerusalem Post released its list of powerful Jewish individuals who have changed the world for the better and have shown commitment to proceed with their exceptional work. Milstein comfortably held position 39 due to his forward-thinking leadership as the head of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) and his record of accomplishments as an activist, philanthropist, and leader in several influential Jewish organization. He is an active member and a leader of Israel on Campus Coalition, AIPAC National Council, Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, Stand By Me, and Birthright Israel.

The Jerusalem Post’s list also features political leaders, including the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and Senator Charles Schumer from the U.S. The list also comprised of philanthropists such as Lynn Schusterman, Ron Lauder, Sheldon Adelson, and Haim Saban and Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Ginsburg. Entertainers like Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot and Jewish leaders including Hoenlein and Sharansky also featured in the list.

Milstein’s remarks

Adam Milstein expressed his sincere gratitude for earning such a high-profile honor. He felt humbled for being selected alongside many talented leaders who have strongly advocated for the affairs of the Jewish people. He thanked his wife Gila, the Israeli-American Council, and other notable foundations that have focused on making an impactful difference in the world.

Who is Adam Milstein?

Adam Milstein is a terrific real estate investor and world’s leading philanthropist. He is in charge of accounting, financing, and deposition at Hager Pacific Properties. He serves in the capacity of a managing director. The company has invested heavily in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and repositioning of retail, industrial, office, as well as multi-family properties. Adam teamed up with his wife, Gila, to form the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation.

Milstein Family Foundation focuses on educating scholars and young professionals on mastering their Jewish culture, supporting the initiatives of the State of Israel, igniting their Jewish Pride, and making them ambassadors of Israel and the people of Jewish origin. Adam co-founded the Israeli-American Council, which is currently the fastest-rising Jewish group in America. Recently, the group appointed Adam as the chairman.

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Jason Halpern: Real Estate Mogul and Visionary01.05.17

If you happen to be in the market for a luxury apartment in New York City or South Florida, you’ve probably heard of JMH Development Co. which has been dominating the real estate industry for over 50 years.

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The family-owned company is lead by Jason Halpern, a third generation real estate mogul who’s been in the business for nearly his entire life. After Halpern’s father, Joel A. Halpern, was killed in a boating accident in 1981 he’s worked hard to carry on his father’s ambitions and even carve out his legacy.

Jason Halpern, Milana

Jason Halpern, Milana

As a multimillionaire, father and husband, at 45 years young, Halpern has no plans for slowing down. In fact, His favorite R&R activity is zipping down a runway in an expensive car. “Speed relaxes me,” he told TheRealDeal.

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He manages various projects in areas of Brooklyn and South Florida, where he has offices. Jason has invested $500 million in projects across New York state; one of which includes a warehouse on 184 Kent Ave. in Brooklyn, where he transformed the shoddy, vacant, hollow home, into a lively complex encompassing 384 luxury apartments. Halpern also contributed to the growth of townhomes in New York state with his “Cobble Hill” project, where JMH added, in total, nine new luxury townhomes to the larger Brooklyn area. Fun fact: those townhomes were originally built in the 1850s.

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JMH also teamed up with Madison Estates in 2014 to purchase the oldest movie theater in Brooklyn for $7.5 million. The two renovated Brooklyn Heights Cinema, which was originally built in 1895, into a five-story rental property.

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Jason focuses on building within historic districts, first gaining rapport from the communities he’s working in while remaining sensitive to the significance that his other properties have from a historical standpoint. “Respecting the community in which you develop,” is Jason’s go-to motto.

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In 2015, JMH finished work on the Aloft South Beach hotel in Miami, Florida with the help of Madden Real Estate Ventures. The project renovated the old Motel Ankara in Miami Beach and turned it into a whole new structure.

Daniel de la Vega, Aviv Siso, Laura Garcia, Louis Buckworth, Jason Halpern, & Thomas Juul-Hansen

Daniel de la Vega, Aviv Siso, Laura Garcia, Louis Buckworth, Jason Halpern, & Thomas Juul-Hansen

The Aloft South Beach Hotel was later sold to the Boston real estate company, Rockpoint Group, for $105 million, who changed its name to The Gates Hotel South Beach. Halpern confirmed the deal on Sept. 22 of last year.

It’s been an adventurous 15 years for Halpern, as the head of his family’s company. His job might feel more like a circus act to outsiders – seeing him juggle the number of different projects he has on his plate.

Jason, despite being so busy, has followed the New York Giants game-to-game with his teenage son, Max. They were there for the Giants 2012 Super bowl win in Indianapolis. And recently, he went bungee jumping off a bridge in Zimbabwe, with his wife Veronika, during a trip to celebrate their friend’s 40th birthday.

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Brief History of Handy Inc.01.05.17

Early in the year of 2015, Handy Inc. CEO Oisin Hanrahan was worried for the future of his company. Every team leadership meeting saw him faced with the unenviable experience of watching slide shows about the failed idea that he so strongly supported in the past. The company was transitioning the way it hired its cleaners, otherwise known as pros. Hanrahan had been a strong supporter of the idea to use online on boarding to hire, rather than have employees guide prospects through the application process. Harrahan’s fellow co-founder, Umang Dua, had been strongly resisting the idea since it was brought up in 2014. The company agreed to do a trial run of the process in Miami and Washington, D.C. markets, https://www.handy.com/cleaning-services/new-york. At the same time, the company was looking for new investors, who questioned the future of this type of business in today’s market. They may have been right, as other competing companies were struggling to gain a profit at the time. The company thought it would save money by implementing the new online on boarding program, but numbers slipped and due to a lack of available cleaners to work, the company was forced to cancel more than a thousand appointments. The company had to figure out how it would be able to shift from growth to profit, sacrificing some of the former in hopes of gaining the latter. Previously, Handy had outperformed competitors and facilitated its own growth by spending more money. Now with many of its competitors being driven out of business, the company must figure out how to succeed in today’s market. The company would eventually begins outsourcing its customer experience department to call centers in Florida and Missouri, meaning letting go of many employees. This proved to be successful, and today Handy’s numbers are on the rise.

 

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Keith Mann: Uncommonly Kind12.28.16

It is interesting that Keith Mann is fighting for the Uncommon School Districts, which is something that means the world to him. It is interesting because it takes uncommon people to do uncommon things in today’s world. That is how results happen and that is how change happens. If people did things the regular way or the ordinary way, things would stay the same. As the old expression goes, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Keith Mann knows it takes an uncommon approach to get to where he wants things to be for the young adults that wish to attend a four year college.

 

First and foremost, it is great that kids that come from lower-income situations want to better themselves. In many cases, kids find themselves on the streets or in prison. The fact they don’t want to fall down that path and they want to pursue an education speaks volumes about the type of kids they are. That is why Keith Mann has no issue helping them and being there for them. He knows they appreciate it and he knows they are not going to let it go to waste.

 

Since Keith Mann is with Dynamics Search Partners, he has some power and some influence. Unlike some people, he uses that power and influence for good. He holds fundraisers that raise over twenty-two thousand dollars for an upcoming school to be opened in the Uncommon School Districts and for testing. He knows this will make a real difference and really set these kids off on the right path.

 

That is why Keith Mann is uncommonly kind. It is not every day that someone hears stories about people doing things like this. The thing about Keith Mann is he does not want to make it about himself and he does not want people to praise him or shower him with attention. His focus is on the kids and it will always be on the kids. That is what matters and that is where his sole focus lies in making sure they can have that education.

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