Members of Venezuela Military Caught Stealing Goats

In a recent article, CNBC reported that six soldiers from the Venezuelan military were caught stealing goats. The soldiers freely confessed to the crime and noted that there are not enough resources in the barracks for them to eat on a regular basis. While this incident is alarming, it is simply one of the most recent occurrences to hit headlines as a result of the collapsing economy in Venezuela.
The country is currently experiencing massive power shortages as a result of a drought, which according to expert Jose Manuel Gonzalez has crippled the ability to produce hydro-power from the country’s main dam. With crude oil prices at a serious low and the country having to cut back on all sorts of production due to the lack of power, Venezuela is facing a serious crisis. As a result, its citizens are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Unemployment rates are also projected to continue to rise in coming months. There seems to be little strategy or response from the national government in confronting these issues other than cutting back on production and trying to ration out resources more stringently.

Experts are hoping that these headlines on Facebook are a wake up call to the rest of the world to start paying attention to the crisis in Venezuela. It remains to be seen which forms, if any, of international aid will be offered to the country to try to keep it from absolute collapse.


Allure Interviews Marlena Stell and Learns More About Makeup Underdogs

The founder of the unique makeup line discussed some key points for those attempting to promote their beauty products, and even why she believes that their success is radiating as much as their flawless foundations and color palettes. The beauty blogger turned makeup industry guru is an advocate for quality products that will never break your budget.

When asked why these underdogs are taking the top spots in the popularity contest, Marlena responded with the fact that they have a stronger online presence. Describing how taking to social media allows you to sell directly to customers on a global market, Makeup Geek’s founder also discussed how big name companies sell to other big name companies, rather than prospective consumers. Stell also discussed how big companies do not follow trends, and only rely on the basis that earned them their success. Essentially saying that famous makeup corporations become torpid.

Stell was also asked what sets these underdog products apart from drugstore makeup. Her answer being that, though drugstores have stepped their beauty games up, products shown on popular social media are of higher quality. She also stated how they offer more than the generic colors found in the drugstore. By lacking vibrancy, you lose an entire audience of people, which can truly be detrimental to a company. While this interview offered some stellar insight into the makeup industry, it also allowed readers to validate their reasons for relying on top makeup bloggers for their beauty advice.

Wengie is an Australian blogger who transforms the makeup-impaired each day. Her unique approaches to makeup application and caring for your complexion educate global audiences on how to be the most beautiful versions of themselves. Blogging about the current fads, Wengie is a fashion icon that does not need a runway.

Though Chinese, the blogger grew up in Australia. The combining of two drastically different cultures undoubtedly allows Wengie to promote beauty from two perspectives. The twenty-nine-year-old cat enthusiast regularly discusses her love for the beach, napping, and watching movies. Her passion for blogging is just an added bonus to her love of anime, Vampire Diaries, and Dexter binges. Offering the public an insight into her daily beauty rituals, favorite products, dieting secrets, and general lifestyle, the beauty blogger will only continue to grow in global popularity.


Philanthropist Sanjay Shah Gives Interview On Business And Charity

Solo Capital’s founder Sanjay Shah recently spoke on radio about his company an d about his philanthropy. He is the founder of Autism Rocks, a charity organization dedicated to solving the mystery of Autism. Autism is a neurological disorder that afflicted Sanjay’s son Nikhil. The interview was hosted by, and in it he covered the bases of his breakthrough company and the charity he started.

His love of music went together with his love for his son in creating Autism Rocks. With it, he partners with the music industry to present celebrations that also serve as a funding stream for research into this heartbreaking disorder.

Before his son became ill, however, he had successfully launched Solo Capital. The company is a boutique financial services firm located in London, and is fully licensed and regulated to operate there. It focuses in proprietary trading, consulting and professional sports investments.

The company is only one of many companies Shah owns, that do business as far away as the Cayman Islands. In terms of business advice, Sanjay said in the interview that one should “never underestimate” the amount of money one will need to start. He also added that one should not “assume that you can actually do all of the work yourself.” This counsel is backed by a track record of successes, that would indicate that Shah is worth listening to.

It is ironic that Sanjay wound up as a major philanthropist for a medical condition, as he had originally studied medicine. He later took up accounting and business. Autism Rocks stemmed naturally from his love of music, when he was able to connect with the famous rapper Snoop Dogg. In putting together concerts that raise awareness and money, Shah has been able to make a difference in research. He has also contributed significant amounts of his own capital. For more about Autism Rocks, you can read the Friday magazine article that came out in April, 2016.

It is clear from the interview and his charity that Mr. Shah is truly a remarkable man. To get more information about him, take a look at some of the information available on the web.

No Power For Hours

While the country can’t control the amount of rain that it receives, which leads to the water that it needs to provide electricity, it can determine the amount of power that residents have. In recent days as per slideshare report, the country has decided to ration the amount of electricity that residents use through the week. This is from one of the richest countries in oil supplies in the world. Households won’t have access to power for at least four hours each day. Residents who like to drink could also have to give up beer as one of the largest breweries goes without power as well. This is a decision that many people like David expected, but it still came as a surprise when officials made the announcement.

Fabletics Introduces A New Swimwear With Help From Elite Daily

Elite Daily ran the first feature on the Fabletics swim line, and they are giving it a look because it is the most functional in the industry today. The Fabletics line is something that women will love because it was designed by Kate Hudson, and she is already a style icon.

The styling of every suit makes women look sexy, but the suits are made for heavy use. Kate Hudson hits the gym just about every day, and she wants to look good when she runs over there. She made all the suits to look good, and she helps women feel nice when they show up to the gym or the beach in a bikini or one piece.

JustFab has it that Fabletics uses fabric that feels good on a woman’s skin, and it fits well without feeling too frumpy. A lot of women have a problem when they go to the gym or the beach because their suits do not fit well, but Fabletics is made for women to toss on in a second. Kate Hudson does not spend much time getting ready herself, and she wants women to know that they can save time by just wearing her Fabletics swimsuits.

The Fabletics swimsuits come in colors that will flatter any woman, and they work well with other clothes. A woman who swims at the gym can toss on a skirt with her swimsuit, and she will be ready to go swim laps. She can do the same before she goes to the beach, and she is always going to look good. There is no need to change a few times a day because women do not want to be seen in public in their old suits. Fabletics increases the styling for every woman, and it makes them look like they spent hours deciding what to wear.

According to their Instagram page, Fabletics has solved the swimsuit problem for all women, and it makes them look more vibrant than ever. A woman who wears Fabletics will have endless athleisure options outside of swimming. The suits are comfortable, and they still look great when a woman goes to the beach.


George Soros Reveals Solutions to the Refugee Crisis in Europe

George Soros is known globally as an Open Society philanthropist with the mission of supporting freedom & human rights, democracy, and social justice. He wrote the book, Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism on and discussed the need for alliance of democracy among world countries that should be governed by open societies principles.? Mr. Soros is recognized as a bestseller author and has written other books, including The Crash of 2008 and What It Means, The Alchemy of Finance, and The Bubble of American Supremacy. He recently wrote an article, Europe: A Better Plan for Refugees that was published by New York Review Daily on April 9th, 2016 and spoke about the refugee crisis in Europe and the problems with the asylum policy, which was created in February of this year. George Soros provided solutions to help resolve the problems and discussed deficiencies with the European asylum policy.

The first thing Mr. George Soros pointed out was that the policy negotiations didn’t include enough funds to accommodate the refugees. He wrote in the article that the policy has caused hundreds of asylum refugees in Greece to return to Turkey. Turkey is presently hosting more than two million refugees and has a backlog of over 200,000 applications for asylum. He also stated that policy isn’t of Europe, but negotiated with Turkey and imposed on the country by Angela Merkel, a German Chancellor. The refugees aren’t permitted to enter Europe and are being forced to return to other countries.

George Soros believes the deficiencies in the asylum policy are correctable. Even the European Commission recognized some of the deficiencies in the policy during the first week of February. As Soros said in his article,
“there are insufficient facilities to accommodate the number of asylum refugees in Greece and the proposal by the Commissioners doesn’t help the refugees nor cooperative states with its compulsory quotas.” To rectify the problems in the policy on, the European Commission’s vice president, Frans Timmermans opened a debate to present arguments and solutions.

One of the first solutions George Soros suggested was that the policy should include a reasonable clause which allows refugees to enter their desired European region. He emphasized that there aren’t enough funds required to efficiently respond to the crisis of refugees. The funds are needed to assist member states with the problems and the refugees in Europe who are in Greece and countries in the Middle East. The refugees in the Middle East are desperately in need of housing, work and schools for the children. Mr. Soros said that Europe needs approximately $34 billion yearly to maintain the escalating population and accommodate refugees in Turkey and supporting countries.

George Soros founded the New York Open Society Institute in 1993 and opened the first office in Moscow in 1987. He is bold in his belief that world governments are responsible to their citizens, a concept introduced by Karl Popper. Currently, there are Open Society offices in more than 70 countries. He has written several books and articles about democracies and humanitarian relief for refugees.

Read more at The New York Times about George.


Europe: A Better Plan for Refugees

Laidlaw & Company

Wall Street Journal recently pblished a story about Laidlaw & Company, and its 170 year legacy in securities brokerage and independent investment banking, servicing clients both within the domestic market as well as clients world wide. They also service corporate entrepreneurs, international companies as well as institutions and private clientele.

Laidlaw & Company has offices within the United States of America as well as the far reaches of Europe and employ a total of 150 employees. These employees are certified to operate under both BrokerCheck FINRA registration and FCA authorization. This gives the company the ability to take up new business, develop meaningful relationships as well as service these new relationships on a global scale.

The company prides itself as having a very relationship driven culture within the work force. This leads to a very strong work ethic and a “think outside the box” mentality which a very rare trait within the investment banking sector. This approach is taken with all the services provided by the company, these include gathering assets, distribution of financial solutions through their sales offices.

The team of senior professionals at Laidlaw combines years of hands on experience with industry knowledge to provide its clients with a healthcare focused investment banking service as well as providing comprehensive solutions and transaction management.

Those companies starting out fresh can rely on Laidlaw & Company to raise capital very easily and with great speed through the use of their extremely strong retail sales force. this allows the clients of the firm the financial flexibility to grow tremendously. The chief executive officer of the firm is Matthew D. Eitner as well as James P. Ahern who is the Managing Partner and Head of Capital Markets. The Chief Compliance Officer as well as Chief Financial Officer is John W. Coolong. Laidlaw & Company pride themselves within the industry.


Expert Investment Banker Martin Lustgarten

Investment banking is all about building up funds for other companies. An investment bank is a unique tool for a company or individual to use giving them the ability to take care of debts and equity securities. Being successful in this area must include being personable to individual financial needs. An expert in this field, Martin Lustgarten has been providing such service for years.

CEO of the Lustgarten Company, Martin Lustgarten has built a successful worldwide company. Lustgarten has satisfied customers in the industry from all throughout the world including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Panama.

Furthermore he believes in being thoroughly informed with the field that he or she is advising the customer on. The investment banker must show diplomacy when consulting their client. Martin is a star in this field because he follows the movement of the market allowing him to understand it during transactions.

In addition, Martin ( believes the investment banker should only take risk after careful calculating and assessment. This ensures that the banker ready for any possible outcomes.

Many people have heard of Investment banking, few however truly understand how it works and how to succeed in this field. The services provided by bankers like Martin Lustgarten help make this process much easier. They help clients understand the inner workings of the field and prepare them for the large number of outcomes that can await them. Visit his Soundcloud page to see more about his musical tastes.

About CCMP Capital And Its Former President And CEO Stephen Murray

CCMP Capital is one of the biggest and most prosperous private equity firms globally. This firm has specialized in serving clients all over the world by offering them assistance for transactions in the buyout and growth equities sectors. CCMP Capital moved out of JP Morgan Chase and started its independent operations under its own management in August 2006. CCMP Capital has been honorably recognized on different business platforms due to its good customer services. The firm has also been commended for its good staff’s services and dedication to customer satisfaction.

From 2007 when CCMP Capital was just a year old to 2015, this firm was under the leadership of Stephen Murray. Stephen Murray’s served this firm as its president and chief executive officer. Under his management, CCMP Capital has managed to grow from a start-up to a worldwide enterprise. Stephen Murray helped this firm expand its operations and open new offices across the world’s continents. CCMP Capital currently boasts of having billions worth of assets that’s its watch – assets which Stephen Murray played a major part in acquiring. It is easy to say that it was Stephen Murray who led CCMP Capital to prosperity and helped to the global business position it currently is in.

Last year February, Steve Murray resigned from his managerial position at CCMP Capital. He termed his resignation move to be health related. On March that year, a month after his resignation Stephen Murray passed away. The news of his demise hit the business industry as a shocker especially for his former workmates CCMP Capital. Steve Murray passed away as reported by Fortune at the age of 52 after nearly 30 successful years in the business sector. His demise greatly saddened the CCMP Capital community and the entire business industry.

During his nearly 30 years career in the business industry, Stephen Murray mainly worked in the private equity investments sector and made it his area of specialization. He was also a great philanthropist who gave numerous donations to a number of charity organizations. He also participated in various philanthropic activities across the nation. Stephen Murray was a student at Boston College and in 1984, and he graduated with a degree in economics. Steve Murray also graduated with a master’s degree in business administration in 1989 from Columbia Business School. His academic qualifications came in handy for the success his business career.

Employees at CCMP Capital said that they will remember Stephen Murray not as a boss but as a friend. They said that Murray was the greatest team player they had ever met. He greatly valued the input of every employee to the success of CCMP Capital. The board members of CCMP Capital, who sat with Stephen Murray at the firm’s board, said that they will greatly miss the valuable contributions he made to the firm’s decisions and policies.

What The European Union Should Do To Solve The Asylum Problem According George Soros.

Recently, Forbes billionaire George Soros who is famously known for his efforts in promoting human rights came forward on with a piece of advice to the European Union in their asylum problem. George Soros is a big-time worldwide investor with a net worth of over $27 billion. He is also the founder of Open Society Foundation and spends much of his funds on human rights activities.
Of late, the European Union has been facing many major challenges that have been threatening to bring it down. Some of the challenges have even gone as far as dividing the union into to groups. One of such problems that are facing the European Union is the asylum seekers problem. In the continent currently, asylum seekers originate from both within and outside the union. The war in Syria is the biggest generator of asylum seekers in Europe. There has been a division in the union about what should be done by the member states over the asylum issue. Some nations agree with the European union’s chair, Angela Merkel that they should absorb the asylum seekers. On the other hand, they are those that are fully opposing this move.

George Soros says that even before the asylum seekers problem in Europe is addressed, the union should first unite. This will give them a stronger voice in whatever they are going to agree on. Apart from that, the European Union should put human rights at the center of any development that they may come up with concerning asylum seekers. George Soros asks the European Union to deliberate among all its member countries and form an asylum policy that is comprehensive. A comprehensive policy that will be formulated should include how the union should absorb both internal and external asylum seekers.

The plan according to a post should also state out how the member countries of the Union will each participate in the asylum policy. George Soros says that it would be wise if the European Union could agree on absorbing about 1 million asylum seekers annually. This number would be fair in the economic and political stability of the member nations of the Union. Each country should also be part of the absorption process so that the risks could be shared and be less burdensome.

In all these plans the best interests of the Syrian population should be at the heart. A global asylum seekers response should also be put in place according to George Soros. The United Nations should oversee the global response. The European Union should also be ready to throw in enough finances to see that the asylum transition is smooth. The union should consider funding each asylum seeker with at least 15,000 euros or $16,800 annually for the first two years. This will help asylum seekers be able to settle and cover for their health-care and education bills. The financial support will also help in making sure that even smaller nations in the union were ready to take in refugees. George Soros urges the European Union to issue long-term bonds under their highly potential AAA borrowing capacity to raise this finances. This will also help the union recover its economy as it will act as a fiscal stimulus.