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What George Soros Thinks Of The Current Global Economy

Everyone on Bloomberg  knows George Soros. After surviving Nazi occupied Budapest in World War II, he fled Hungary in 1947 for England. With graduation from the London School of Economics, Soros came to the United States, and has made waves in the economic and political worlds.
His latest wave in the economic world concerns what the global economy is doing. The global market, Soros notes, is starting to show signs of another recession – like the one in 2008, or one that’s worse.

The first thing that is causing him to question where the global market is going is China’s yuan. The yuan’s value has taken a large nose dive in the first month or so of 2016. This drop has caused almost $2.5 trillion to be wiped from the equities in Asia. Further more, the issues with adjustments that the yuan faces are causing the Chinese equities market to plummet. Thursday January 7, 2016, Chinese trade markets halted half way through the day and did not resume at all.

Also causing the global economy to sag quite a bit this year is the situation with Ukraine and Russia. According to George Soros, when Greece’s economy began to collapse, Ukraine was tossed aside like chopped liver. This is not good for the world economy. He goes on to argue that, while President Vladimir Putin is not honoring his agreements to cease-fire with Ukraine, he is getting closer to being able to altogether abandon them.

If Ukraine is not treated right, the entire situation could turn into another Greece situation. Greece was given loans to boost its economy a while ago, but the loans came with staggering interest rates. Those rates crushed the economy further instead of helping it. Soros suggests making Ukraine a priority. They’re working to overhaul the old political regime.

However, with Russia beating on their doors, it’s difficult to get anything done. The Minsk II agreement – signed in February of 2015 – has pretty much empowered the allies of Russia who are rebelling against the political overturn. While Ukraine cannot take on Russia’s military in a military confrontation, they are determined to protect the European Union from Russian grievances.

If Soros’ predictions come true, the European Union is in for some hard times.

Dr Sergio Cotes Tours Flooding Area Diinfection Water

Near the center of the city of Xerém, Brazil, State Department of Health Sec. Sergio Cortes discusses his future plans to try to contain what is quickly becoming a major health crisis. Dr. Cortes is in the “Situation Room” a health post for monitoring all health actions in the region. Secretary Sergio Cortes will direct his teams to begin training volunteers and paid state workers to help out with early detection and identification of symptoms of major diseases.

Hepatitis A, Dengue and yellow fever and two viruses. These viruses are the Chikungunya virus in the infamous Zika virus.Sec. Sergio Cortes will be training his teams in a volunteers in the rapid adoption of the febrile syndrome protocol a standardized approach for dealing with patients that are relatively healthy but are suffering from a high fever. Dr. Cortes also is implementing training so that workers help detect patients with the the Zika virus.

Brazil is unfortunately is the epicenter of the 2016 Zika Virus outbreak. The virus has spread from 12 to 24 countries with the last two weeks. Sec. Sergio Cortes is also a medical practitioner an expert. He has was recently featured in Extra Global where he reached out to citizens asked them to please only drink bottled water into make sure and prepared foods and wash strictly with bottled water. The state is also distributing 10,000 bottles of hypochlorite in a colossal effort to try and decontaminate all standing water that has been accumulated in the area after the recent torrential rains and flooding. Dr. Sergio Cortes on twitter is also overseeing the building of seven (7) emergency shelters in Xerém. They are actually called Dengue Hydration Centers and each of them feature 12 stations for hydration and can service up to 300 people per day. Government agencies are passing out 3000 antibiotic tablets out in an effort to begin early treatment.

States Sec. of Health Dr. Sergio Cortes explains on Linked In that close to 4000 childbirths of children with Microcephaly has occurred since October of last year. Microcephaly has been closely linked to the Zika Virus. The problem is that 80% of patients did not ever show symptoms but when a woman is written by mosquito that is transmitting the Zike virus that she may very possibly pass the virus on to her unborn child. Microcephaly debilitating disease that involves underdevelopment of the head and brain. The Brazilian state health ministry has gone as far ask Brazilian women to try to get pregnant until this situation is resolved.

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Eucatex: The Manufacturing Gurus with the Environment in Mind

Eucatex was founded in November 23, 1951. In 1954, Eucatex’s first mill, currently known as Fiberboard Industrial Unit, was launched in Salto where it started the manufacture of soft boards. It was after this that it started the manufacture of ceiling tiles and panels. It was impressingly the very first company to use eucalyptus as a raw material in the manufacture of ceiling tiles and panels.
Eucatex established its very first representative offices in Argentina and in a number of Brazilian capitals. With time, its production capacity rose to 100 tons/day, and in 1965, it started to export ceiling tiles and panels to export to Europe.

Eucatexwho also started manufacturing MDP panels in 1996, today has a market share of 16% in Brazil. The same year also saw Eucatex become first Brazilian company, of its sector, receive the certification ISO 9001. It is also the largest manufacturer of wood fiber panels and holds a market share of 41%.

Fast forward to today, Eucatex, supplies paints and varnishes, wall partitions, ceiling lining and insulating materials, packaging, doors and plates, steel sheets, while comfortably satisfying furniture manufacturers demand.

The impressive success of Eucatex has been propelled by dedicated members of staff who are currently headed by their President Mr. Flavio Maluf, who was born in December 2nd, 1961. Mr. Flavio is also the President of Grandfood Group, known for Golden and Pet feed brands. Mr. Flavio, who’s bio shows he is well learned, holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Fundacao Armando AlvaresPenteado (FAAP), and Administration degree from New York University. Upon completion of his studies, he joined Eucatex Group and has ever since worked dedicatedly and tirelessly to bring Eucatex to what it is today.

He is the mind behind the numerous new products that continue to be introduced in the market every now and then. His hard work saw him quickly rise in ranks from the trade area, to the industrial area, to an executive position in 1996 before finally becoming the President just a year later.Mr.

Flavio’s passion for manufacturing, dedication, and expansive experience acquired from working in different areas of Eucatex, has been quite instrumental in the rapid growth and effective running that has seen it tower over all of their competitors in the sector,and contributing highly in Brazil’s economy. Flavio Maluf is always talking about big industries making a difference.  His ability to modernize their products to keep up with the market has also contributed to them being the largest distributor of the products in their sector in Brazil and beyond.  Check out Flavio’s Twitter account to see what he’s been saying lately.

Interesting Survey About Relationships From Skout

Skout is an impressive new dating app that is taking the online dating community by storm. People who use Skout find it easier to navigate than other dating applications, and it is free to use. Most dating applications cost money to be part of, but Skout allows users to set up profiles, navigate their system, talk to other users and have free roam of their system for free. Users always have the option of purchasing points to have extra features unlocked, but most users enjoy Skout without paying for the service.

Meeting Friends Online

It’s really amazing how easy it is to use Skout to meet people in your area. You can also meet people all across the world, which is a wonderful way to learn about other cultures.  This lets people know that the people they are talking to are real, and it gives people something to talk about when they first meet through Skout. In a recent article by SAT PR News, a survey from Skout is talked about in detail. In the survey, users discuss their New Year’s resolution, and the results are quite uplifting. People feel like going on blind dates more, apparently. This is chosen in contrast to the idea of open relationships.

Another interesting aspect of the survey discusses the helpfulness of having a circle of friends to motivate someone into making wise life decisions. Apparently, friends are a huge indicator of the emotional health of an individual. Someone with a group of friends to support their decisions is more likely to make healthier choices. This is interesting when you consider all of the people who make New Year’s resolutions that involve dieting or eating right. Healthy lifestyles are much easier to maintain when you have a supportive group of people who really care about your well being.

Setting up a profile on Skout takes a matter of minutes to do, but if you put some thought into what you write, then you will have a higher chance of finding people who understand who you really are. Take a moment to read the article I was referring to from SAT PR News, here:

Sales Of Dog Food Takes A Healthy Direction

Pet parents are seldom satisfied with feeding their furry loved ones food that does not have top marks in nutrition. Over time, as dog food has failed to provide the correct amount of nutrition, pet parents have often taken it upon themselves to ensure that their dogs get fresh meals. If that means preparing the meals themselves, pet parents have done that as well. While people who have a light work schedule or stay at home can afford to prepare meals for their dogs, what about those who have a stressful work situation? The new wave of healthy dog food is here to provide relief to all such pet parents. Brands like Beneful from Nestle Purina not only promise healthy and nutritious dog food, but they also have the option of customizable meals for dogs. These meals are available in amazing flavors like chicken, lamb, beef, fish, et al. Apart from being brimming with everything that is essential to a healthy dog, Purina has one thing that separates it from other brands – a love for dogs. So, instead of making meals that the pet parents would find appetizing, this brand focuses all its energies on catering to the requirements of dogs. Since dogs “taste” the meals with their sense of smell, Purina Beneful smell delicious and taste even better. Picky eater dogs and their worried parents also have other brands to their rescue. Freshpet Inc. is living up to the company name and providing the freshest offerings straight from the factory to the bowl of dogs. These fresh meals are refrigerated to retain taste, nutrients, and scent. This refrigerated dog food ensures that nothing is lost from the meals. Everyone knows that dogs love human foods like Lasagna and Beef Stroganoff. However, Cesar Home Delights is the only brand that has thought of transforming this love into actual dog meals that would transport dogs away from the dinner table and get them interested in their own food bowls. However, Beneful is the first choice for those who want easy availability, trust and reliability, great taste, and affordability from their dog food. The reputation of this brand precedes itself.

3 Great Dating Apps

Finding the perfect match can be both an exciting and difficult endeavor. However, dating is not the same as it was several generations ago and it does not come with the same considerations. The advent of the internet has changed the enterprise of dating on a fundamental level. Young people are using the internet as a platform for meeting others. But what are internet dating platforms?

1 – Skout
Young people have been enamored with Skout for its’ resemblance of social networking. Every user has a profile with pictures and a feed that they may update with their thoughts. It reminds them of social networking sites such as Facebook. However, it has a unique feature that has been the allure of many young people. It is designed specifically to be used for flirting, and even styled a flirting app. Skout will classify each user based on their peer group, which looks at factors such as age and location. When somebody new who might be a potential match joins the Skout community, the user will receive a notification. Putting them in touch with everyone in their age group who lives near them will optimize their chances of finding that ideal match.

Some may raise the question of safety. What about older men? Will they have access to younger girls? Since Skout has the unique feature of putting everybody in a peer group, older individuals will not be in that same group. Further, there is a teens-only section that is moderated fairly well, keeping older individuals away and allowing teens to mingle freely and in peace. One can understand why so many young people are turning to Skout to meet new people.

2 – Tinder
People like Tinder for two reasons. First, it is based on location. You are not going to see anybody who lives hundreds of miles away. You can limit your search to just your local area. Second, you have to “swipe” their photo and agree that you like them before they can message you. This means that if you do not like somebody, they cannot message you. Definitely a good choice to keep away weirdos.

3 – Plenty of Fish
Since POF is one of the most popular free dating sites, there are a lot of options. However, there are also a lot of weirdos and perverts. Someone could have success on POF, but they need to approach with wisdom and caution. Plenty of Fish also has a lot of great features, but unfortunately, they have monetized their site and blocked a lot of these features from free accounts. But the free accounts can still send and receive messages and view profiles.

DeVos Family’s Rainbow Of Good Lights Up The Lives Of Many

There is a reason that everyone is here on the earth. Dick DeVos and his family foundation is definitely making the most of their time here. They have instilled the value of giving back to their family, making it an important part of their heritage, they have given back more than 90 million dollars in one year. They have continued to celebrate with others what a blessing it is to be able to help others. Their charities are giving back to others in many ways both through money and by serving which is an important aspect of their story. The article which is attached here for your reading pleasure. Gift of the DeVos family to America and the World.

Dick DeVos  earned his fortune through his previous work for Amway before he left to build his business, the Windquest Group. They have been said to be worth nearly 8 billion dollars in 2015 so giving away over 1.2 billion over their life is simply amazing. That is a huge portion of their wealth. There is no doubt that they also do it in a manner that not only helps people but, it is contagious making others want to give. It is said that the family judges other not on what they have but, on what they give and that is where the true worth of a person is found. Those kind of sediments are all over their family foundation as a testament to their vision as people with strong faith and a great sense of family. Check out their website for more information on their great efforts.

Giving back to others is something they do in many forms. They recently gave a million to the Kennedy Center for their renovations and additions. Education is another place they often give back to as well both far and local, especially to Dick’s self-founded aeronautically-focused high school, West Michigan Aviation Academy. They are from Michigan which is dear to their hearts and they often give back to places that are in their home area. These are very important in helping with those who do not have the ability to access care as well as others and with the lack of state funding their efforts are always appreciated by many people within the community.

Stephen Murray: Why You Need To Consider CCMP Capital

Looking for a reputable private equity investment firm? Wondering what makes CCMP Capital a reliable company for investing purposes? Over the years, many people have benefited immensely from the services and guidance provided by CCMP Capital. Any company or businessperson who wants to achieve tremendous success in their investment endeavor should consider utilizing the services of this reputable investment firm.

While these types of organizations may focus on a wide array of investment strategies, including drumming up venture funds, they routinely buy undervalued or under-appreciated firms, develop them, and then sell them for a huge profit, kind of like house flipping but in a commercial setting.

As the industry attracts the most recommended on and brightest in corporate America, the professionals at these enterprises are usually highly effective in deploying investment cash and in maximizing the market values of their portfolio companies.

Immediately after acquiring a company, a private equity company, such as CCMP Capital, will take it off from the stock market. This allows the organization to make difficult decisions without having to disclose sensitive information to shareholders or the public generally. By making the company private, the company is in essence only liable to its smaller group of investors.

Although there are many companies offering various types of investment services, not all of these companies have the quality resources and expert skill you need to reach your goals. It is imperative to research properly and choose one of the most recommended investment firms in the industry. When it comes to selecting a highly regarded investment firm, consider CCMP Capital.

It is important to choose a private equity company that meets all of your requirements and that has the same preferences for investment as you do. Companies often publicly list what their equity investment preferences or choices are and how they can be contacted.

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital is definitely is your clear choice for all your equity investment needs.
All of their investment advisers and financial services professionals are highly knowledgeable in various aspects of financial and investing issues. If you are serious about finding one of the most dedicated private equity investment experts or firms available, look no further than CCMP Capital.

Wall Street’s Stephen Murray, the former President and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital, had a great reputation in the investment industry. Stephen was a hardworking investment professional and rendered top notch service to his clients. He personally mentored many of his associates and was considered one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Stephen was highly dedicated to ensuring complete satisfaction of clients and associates and earned a lot of respect from his peers. Murray passed away on March 12, at age 52.

Why Has Coriant Hired Shaygan Kheradpir As Its CEO?

Coriant is an emerging technology firm that manages networks for communications. The company was once happy to use those networks to make money, but Coriant has decided it wants to move into the 21st Century with greater product offerings. Coriant will succeed with help from Shaygan, and his work experience with Verizon makes him more than capable. This article explains how Shaygan Kheradpir will bring Coriant into the 21st Century.

#1: Prototyping New Technology Products

There are many prototypes Coriant must create for the market, and Shaygan is prepared to bring his prototype system to Coriant. Shaygan knows how to create these products in 30 days, and creating several different products in a short period of time will help Coriant get in front of competitors who cannot move as quickly.

#2: The New Telecommunications Structure

The new telecommunications structure in North America will be populated with Coriant phones, telecommunications products and many other devices that will make users around North America more connected than ever. Coriant will create more competition in the marketplace with their new phones, and Shaygan will help the company move quickly to offer as many devices as possible.

#3: Coriant Is A Wonderful New Option For Consumers

Coriant a new option for consumers who are concerned about saving money and finding new products to use. The newest products from Coriant will offer customers new ways to stay in touch with one another, and Coriant could become the newest player in a cell phone and telecommunications network that competes for customer dollars. Shaygan Kheradpir knows how to help the company explode on the marketplace, and he will use his considerable knowledge of the industry to make quick changes to Coriant.

Shaygan Kheradpir is a holder of three degrees from Cornell University in electrical engineering, and his education gives him a method of solving problems that other CEOs simply do not have. He has climbed the corporate ladder through GTE Labs, Verizon and now Coriant to become a scion in the technology. He is a trailblazer who will make Coriant into the powerful telecommunications company that will compete with the best.

Performance in Angola, Africa Stirs Controversy for Nicki Minaj

Human Rights Foundations Requests Cancellation
There is much controversy being stirred up surrounding Nicki Minaj. Minaj and her girls have already jetted off to Angola, Africa. This is ahead of a scheduled performance. The event has been stirring up much controversy. The raptress is scheduled for a Christmas performance on Saturday. This is sponsored by Unitel. The Human Rights Foundation has requested That Nicki cancel this Christmas performance. This request came in an open letter.

The Communications Company Concerns
Unitel is the communications company that is controlled by the family of José Eduardo dos Santos. He has been the Angolan President since the year 1979. This controversy has come into play because the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization has called this president a dictator. This is the reason for the request to cancel the Christmas concert. The open letter to Nicki stated that her payment for her performance would be a direct result of government corruption along with violations of human rights. The outlined information in the letter warned Nicki of the three decade authoritarian rule. The violations include the exploited Angola’s diamond and oil wealth. This was exploited in order to maintain control over branches within the government along with civil society. It has been stated that Dos Santos had the following included into his policy for those who protested his rule. These included:
* harassment
* imprisonment
* the killing of politicians, activists, and journalists
This is the overall reason that the cancellation had been requested for the concert that that Minaj will be performing in.

Human Rights and Thor Halvorssen
Thor Halvorssen is a film producer and he is also a human rights activist. He has been described as an individual with a strong passion for the underdog and the powerless. Halvorssen started to advocate for human rights in the year 1989.

Thor Halvorssen Had Motivation
Thor Halvorssen does have an intriguing background. Perhaps his motivation for his powerful human rights passion is due to the fact that his own father had become a political prisoner. This occurred in Venezuela. Hal’s own background is Norwegian and Venezuelan. His mother had been shot while participating in a political protest. Thor does seem to have a solid and clear motivation for human rights and those who are powerless.