2008 marked a turning point for the global economy, introducing a financial crisis that markets have yet to fully recover from. While the damage can be attributed to many factors, financial expert George Soros sees on Bloomberg how several contributors could lead us back from the crisis we’ve been crawling away from.
While speaking at an economic forum in Sri Lanka, billionaire investor George Soros told those in attendance about the dangers of Chinese currency devaluation that might be strengthening their national economy at the expense of growth in global markets. The rush to return to positive standing with the yuan is influencing an environment not unlike that of 2008.
For the first month of 2016, stock and commodity markets have struggled to retain stability. And though the Chinese economy has seen some boost from a devalued yuan, a move away from manufacturing is beginning to show a mark. Until recently, China’s economy has thrived thanks to the goods it was able to produce at low costs to Western markets who made purchases at inflated prices. China’s unwillingness to respect the volatility of the markets, Soros said, could lead to another global recession.
As a respectable figure in the financial world, Soros’ words carry weight. His analysis of Russian and European markets were seen as such a threat by Putin that he received a national ban, but his observation of their respective leaderships were cited as accurate. And even as far back as 2011 his analysis of Greece’s debt crisis was seen was proved to be spot on.
Though he is now better known for his work as a philanthropist and facilitator of human rights causes, Soros’ bona fides come from an extensive career in banking that spans decades. This includes his personal hedge fund, valued at $27 billion, that was made possible by an education in the market that began in the 1950’s. So a prediction from Soros doesn’t come without reverberations elsewhere.
Assessments of the market suggest that now is a volatile time for investors. The Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index has moved up 13%. Many investors rely on this index to know the level of fear as it relates to the markets. The Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index, serving much of the same functions for Japanese investors, has also risen by 43%.
Despite the markets and analysts seeming to align with Soros’ view of conditions at the moment, China’s Communist Party has unveiled plans to take place over the next four years. Among many economic plans, their currency will increase its convertibility and they will release capital controls. Stepping in line with the government, the People’s Bank of China has cut interest rates to all-time lows and plan to flush billions into the national economy.
The company Coriant was formed in 2013. It combines the technology of Siemens Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. The company’s focus is selling hardware and software for optical transmission in the voice, data, and mobile networks. They service content providers, cloud and data center operators, and utility companies, as well as other various companies. They effectively manage traffic volumes and reduce network costs through cost-efficient network scalability.
They meet expectations for uninterrupted service and are a very trusted networking partner. With the combined technologies of Siemens Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks, they ensure the highest quality services and most innovative technology possible. These companies have over 35 years of expertise in the field of IP/data and packet optical networking. They help clients to maximize the value of their transport networks. They currently service 500 clients in over 100 countries and 6 continents. They also currently have over 1,800 patents. They offer best in class solutions in mobile and fixed networks, cloud and data center providers, and government agencies.
Shaygan Kheradpir is currently the CEO of Coriant. He is also Chairman of the Board. He is a widely recognized leader in technology and business. He currently has over 28 years of executive experience. He also has a doctorate degree in engineering from Cornell University. In addition to this, he holds many various patents in telecom, media, and payments.
He has worked in several industries such as, telecom, technology, and financial service. His career began at GTE Corporation. From there, he then became Verizon’s EVP and Chief Information Officer. He then became Chief Operations and Technology Office at Barclays. Followed by this, he became the CEO of Juniper Networks. In addition to all of these achievements, he was also Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners. He has achieved a great amount of success over the last few decades. All of his experience makes him very qualified to lead Coriant in the right direction. With his leadership, Coriant continues to progress in the technology field and has become a very innovative company that is sure to grow tremendously in the future.
Recently, the popular social media app SKOUT released data that had been collected through a survey done regarding online friendship. The data collected came from a survey done by more than 23,000 people from around the world and asked about current trends when it came to online friendships.
Some of the data released from the findings of the survey done by SKOUT include:
The majority of people have at least five online friends.
41% of Americans surveyed have at least 10 online friends, while 62% have at least five friends online.
3 out of 4 people surveyed have an online friend they have yet to meet in real life.
76% of those asked in the United States said that they have an online friend that they have never met in real life. Over 80% of the people polled said that they would like to meet their online friends in person sometime.
Cell phones have made it easier to start online friendships and keep in touch.
Over 90% of Americans have said that they use their cell phones to communicate with their online friends instead of using a computer, and nearly 60% of people have said that they communicate with their online friends daily.
Online friendships happen globally.
Over 60% of Americans polled have said that they have online friends that live outside of the country that they live in.
The data on this survey could not have been released at a more appropriate time. February third marked the second annual International Online Friendship Day, which celebrates friends connected all around the world. The Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of SKOUT, Christian Wiklund, has said that his app has helped to facilitate over 680 million connections from around the world. Meeting people online is the new norm these days.
SKOUT is available for Windows, Android or iPhone. You can also sign up online, or through Facebook and Twitter.
I have used a lot of QNET products and I am a bit of a fan of their stance on corporate governance and care for the society and the environment. The products are great but when I support QNET, I feel like I’m also supporting the number of causes this company has attached itself to. This is why it was a matter of pride when I found out that for showing its support to the rehabilitation of victims of the recent Chennai flood, QNET recently contributed a generous Rs. 75 lacs to the Tamil Nadu CM’s Relief Fund. The ecommerce company made this donation under its CSR initiative in which it undertakes a number of causes that are beneficial to India in general.
As a person living in the country, I have friends and relatives who were affected by Chennai floods and to see one company come out and show such support is heartening, to say the least. The theme of the IIFA Utsavam was “Be1forChennai” and there couldn’t be a theme more apt for QNET to make this donation for flood victims. The event included Telangana’s Minister for Taxes and Cinematography Mr. T Srinivas and the donation was forwarded in his presence.
For people like me who live in India, IIFA is a big deal and the IIFA Utsavam is an award ceremony where talents from the South Indian films are honored for their great work in the industry. By making Chennai flood relief their theme this year, the IIFA Utsavam also ensured that many other people would come forward with generous donations and help the victims of the recent flood that devastated many families, hampered business, led to massive infrastructure losses, and ruined property. The “RYTHM” philosophy of QNET, also called “Raise Yourself To Help Mankind” chimed perfectly with this event. I first came across QNET through a friend and the company is a leading one in Asia. A lot of lifestyle products are offered by them and they have an ecommerce platform through which people can use these products. The distribution of their products is spread across 100 nations. Globally, they have 25 agencies and offices, and over 50 stocklists. This is excluding the local franchisees they have in various countries. In UAE, they have three different locations where they operate from, with their offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Mussafah (logistics hub). The CSR initiative of the company has worked with various NGOs to bring joy to the society’s underprivileged people.
The World Health Organization is actively observing what may soon become a pandemic. Some governments have issued warnings asking their citizens and especially women to cancel all travel plans to some countries including Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia. The women of Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia are also changing their family plannning. That’s because the governments of Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia have asked the women in their country to please refrain from becoming pregnant within the next 2 to 3 years. The reason is because of the Zika virus and its affect on newborns in the country of Brazil where 4000 babies have been born with Microcephal since October 15 in 2015.
State health Sec. Dr. Sergio Cortes explains that there is a link between these births and the Zika virus. While humans cannot infect each other with the Zika virus the problem comes in the form of a mosquito named the Aedes aegypti. This insect has been known to transmit the Zika virus, dengue, yellow fever, hepatitis a and diarrhea. Dr. Cortes informs us that 80% of people who have the Zika virus will show absolutely no symptoms however the sad reality is how the Zika virus seems to be affecting the unborn children of women that are bitten by this the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Dr. Sergio Cortes, the Duque de Caxia State Health Secretary has assembled evaluation teams and is touring the region of Xerém, Duque de Caxia. The area has been besieged by torrential downpours and is now suffering a major health crisis that is due to the spread disease from the infected standing waters left over from the flooding and rising rivers and waterways. After thorough evaluation teams will be deployed with backpack spray units containing a predetermined mix of sodium hypochlorite. The teams will go out of find stagnent water and actively decontaminate it in hopes of killing all the mosquito larvae and to disinfect the water as well.
3000 antibacterial tablets and 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite have also been cdispersed amongst the local citizens in an attempt to expand the disinfection of instead of water due to the unseasonable flooding. The increased precipitation and heat waves are being blamed on the weather phenomenon known as El Niño. Sec. Sergio Cortes is leading an aggressive campaign on Exame to try to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
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Customized special blends, refrigerated meals, and tastes that could beat out the turkey on Thanksgiving- and all of this is available in dog food? Yes,you heard right. Today’s dog food market is far removed from the days of stinky canned lumps of food and dry, dusty kibble. Makers like Freshpet and Blue Buffalo have upped the stakes in the quality dog food markets with fresh meats, real blueberries and great tastes. Others in the dog food industry are now following the pattern. Dogs today will enjoy meals with fresh salmon and chicken, beef simmered in gravy, and healthy kibble mixed with cheeses and fruits. The quality of the ingredients rivals what the owners eat at their own table. Beneful dog food has been providing healthy dog food for years. Now, dogs will enjoy great new textures and tasty flavors. Overweight dogs can find help in the Beneful Healthy Weight foods. Playful life from Beneful will keep your dogs active and vigorous. The medleys are perfect wet foods with real beef, chicken, carrots and salmon. Puppies need extra calcium and calories for strong bones and active lifestyles. Beneful has something yummy for them too- Beneful Healthy Puppy. People who love their fur babies like family will be so happy to spend a little extra for the food that keeps them healthy. Like children, dogs enjoy the extra treat of great taste and fun textures. The crunchy chewy bites will allow them to savor meal times. Love your dog better with Beneful dog food.
A very big number of people complain a lot about their mobile phone carrier either having bad customer service, being expensive or having slow internet speed. What many of the people who complain do not know is that they can easily solve the issues they complain about when they change their mobile phone carriers. In fact, many consider the shift as a big pain they should rather avoid. However, contrary to popular belief, switching networks is a lot easier and cheaper than it used to be a few years ago.
Picking the best mobile phone carrier to switch to is a process in itself. It is however very important to go over a few details so as to ensure that the switch is worth. One thing that many do not know is the fact that regardless of the carrier one chooses, one is supposed to migrate with the old phone number without having to pay any additional cost. However, the exercise might have some hiccups in the event that the new carrier fails to have a running service in the area that one wishes to migrate from.
There are also phone carriers that buy a user out of their current contract. However, one needs to pay an Early Termination Fee depending on where one is with the contract and the amount one has paid off in owning the handset. Depending on the two factors, the amount can range from just a few dollars to a few hundreds.
When all processes and steps are followed, what remains is the reimbursement time that takes only a few months. It is also important to include a small activation fee when moving to the next network.
Nowadays, there are many mobile phone networks that one can choose to subscribe to. One of the most recent and phenomenal is the FreedomPop network that operates on a mobile virtual network. Since it started operating, the company has brought forth a lot of changes when matters related to how carriers charge for data, texts and calls are concerned.
FreedomPop has become very popular in the US such that it saw the need to expand its services to the UK and a few other countries as well. What makes it stand out is the quality of its services. The prices are also out of these world, and customers have never complained that they are being overcharged as is the norm in other carriers.
Susan McGalla has managed to use her previous experience to build a great name for herself in the NFL. Her hometown of Pittsburgh is praising her for the work that she has done with the clothing line for the Pittsburgh Steelers. McGalla has managed to revamp the line and totally change the perception that is connected to the clothing. She has become one of the best leaders under the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise as the director of strategic planning. Her ability to make fans shows their support by purchasing apparel is big. This line of clothing that is currently on the market makes it rather easy for her to channel her previous role as a CEO of a clothing company. McGalla has the experience that it takes to make a brand stand out. This is one of the reasons that she was pursued by the Pittsburgh Steelers. She has decades of experience in the branding world, and this made it easy for Susan to spearhead a project like this for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She is a marketing expert that many females look up to. She has paved the way for many other female corporate leaders, but many people initially wondered how she would survive in a male dominated industry that is the NFL. Luckily, McGalla grew up with a dad and a brother that loved football. She gravitated towards the game because her family loved it. This love of football would help her many years later as she became the strategic planning director for her favorite hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won Superbowl games before, and many fans purchase apparel during this time where the team has been victorious. There are times, however, when the team may not be doing as well as they could be. These are the times when they want to look out in the stands and see those team colors. They are encouraged by the fans that support them. This is why it is so amazing to have such a large spectrum to consider. Susan McGalla has made purchasing apparel easy to do.
A big portion of online dating
is finding the right people in the right place at the right time. It is important to find someone who suits your needs and someone who will be able to connect with you no matter what you are interested in or what you do. It is also a good idea to find an app that will allow you to find a date that is close to you or far away, depending on which you would rather find a partner in. An app that allows you to do all of this is one that gives you the best opportunity possible.
The right time for finding a date is generally in the winter on a Sunday. The winter is a time when activities slow down and people tend to get lonelier. This time of year is somewhat of a drag and people are looking for someone to spend it with. Finding a partner during this time will give you the opportunity to truly enjoy your life and will not make you so bored or lonely during the cold months. By looking for a partner in the winter, you will have a better chance at finding someone who you can connect with.
Finding the right person can be tricky, especially if you do not know what you are looking for specifically. You will be able to find someone only if you know exactly what you want or if you have an app that has specific capabilities of finding someone who suits your needs. Even if you don’t know what your needs are, the app will be able to find them out by asking a few simple questions. This makes it much easier for most people to be able to find a date, whether they know what they want or not.
Choosing someone close to you is a great idea for keeping it simple. Choosing someone far away from you is a great idea if you are looking for a bit of adventure in your life. Skout gives you the option to do all of this because the app was designed to find people no matter where you are. It has global support which makes it an excellent option for people who are looking for a partner far away from them. It also gives you the option to pick and choose exactly how far you want your potential mates to be from you.
When you are looking for online dating options, you should try not to skip over Skout. The app is one that is designed with you in mind and has been perfecting its abilities since 2008. It was the first dating app on the market and continues to work well with the needs of people in today’s online dating environment. You will almost surely be able to find someone to suit your needs when you make the decision to choose Skout. This app is great for anyone who is looking for a friend or a date.
Human Rights has been a main topic for the past several hundred years. From slavery to dictatorship, there has always been the battle for universal human rights. Among human rights’ issues is the issue of the fact that Nicki Minaj has agreed to sing for the President’s family in Angola despite his history of brutality against the people.
To stop Nicki Minaj from violating certain human rights issues, the Human Rights Foundation sent an open letter to Nicki Minaj that explained to her that playing for the President of Angola was against moral principles. This open letter stated that Unitel Communications, the company that is funding her trip, is the company that is controlled by the Angolan President. This particular President has been declared by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization to be a dictator.
The leader of this organization is Thor Halvorssen who is not only a human rights advocate, but is also a prominent film producer. His New York City-based headquarters was founded in 2005, after a family tragedy that inspire him to start up this beneficial human rights campaign. Mr. Halvorssen’s fight for human rights started long ago in 1989 when he was an organizer that campaigned against the South African Apartheid. Ever since the founding of the Human Rights Foundation, his opinions have been popular to publish in notable newspapers and magazines. Some of his opinions have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Economist, The Washington Post, as well as GQ.
Thor Halvorssen’s tie to human rights dates back through many family members that inspired him to choose this path. His goal is to help those that otherwise do not have a voice in oppressive countries such as Angola. Mr. Halvorssen’s dismay and protest against Nicki Minaj’s trip to Angola is a repeated event that happened with pop-star, Mariah Carey. Mariah Carey, much like Nicki Minaj, accepted the offer twice to sing for oppressive rulers for a substantial amount of money. Though she apologized for her offenses, she repeated the action more than once. The Human Rights Foundation is currently protesting against Nicki Minaj’s actions as Angola is a known country that has rigged elections that have elected the same leader for several years. With Nicki Minaj agreeing to sing for the family, this violates any human rights mission that the United States has to stop oppressive leaders in power.