George Soros fighting for justice

America’s financial kingmaker George Soros has been working at reforming the criminal justice system. The Democratic party have been working to elect prosecutors who can reform the criminal justice system the best. The Democratic financial mogul has poured more than $5 million into seven local district-attorney campaigns in six states, more than the total spent on the 2016 presidential campaign by most super-donors.

George Soros has given his money to African-American and Hispanic candidates, all who share the same beliefs with Soros on the issues of criminal justice reform, like putting certain drug offenders into diversion programs instead of facing trial. George Soros’ financial support is by far the most action by Democrats to find and finance criminal justice reform oriented candidates for jobs that have been held by longtime incumbents, and its led to criticism by opponents angry about the outside influence in local elections.

George Soros has funneled most of his money supporting district attorney races in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas, through several state-level super PAC’s and national unlimited money groups, named “Safety and Justice.” Soros has also financially funded a federal super PAC. All the organizations received their funds directly from George Soros.

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Florida’s Safety and Justice group funneled $1.4 million into a state attorney race in Central Florida. The Soros backed group has endorsed former public defender and prosecutor Aramis Ayala, who is facing off against incumbent Jeff Ashton, in a jurisdiction that includes 1.6 million people within two counties in Orlando. George Soros also poured millions into two of the largest jurisdictions in the United States: Houston’s Harris County and Chicago’s Cook County. Soros succeeded in replacing the incumbent in Cook County with Kim Foxx. A Soros-backed New Mexico PAC helped Raul Torrez win his district attorney primary and forcing his Republican opponent to drop out.

Soros is expected to increase spending nationally in the next few years because of improved candidate recruitment and longer-term planning. Soros’ funds have gone to local advertising, leading to opponents criticizing the power of mega donors in local races.

Soros points to the recent uptick in news coverage of racial inequality, especially police-involved deaths of African-Americans, led to an intense new interest in the role of district attorneys, who failed to indict officers in certain high-profile cases. Soros will continue to fund candidates who fight for the minorities as well as criminal justice reform as a whole.

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The Start Of Eos Lip Balm

http://www.racked.com/2014/10/31/7571165/eos-lip-balm

On the official EOS website, they describe themselves as a company that makes useful beauty products that include natural lip balm, hand and body lotion and shaving cream that is natural, dermatologist tested and nourished to the skin. The $250 million company sells over one million units of lip balm a week, and sales are increasing by the day. The lip balm has in the last few years taken the markets by storm kicking out the older and bigger brands like Chapstick and Blistex.

Shedding light on the company success the company founders SanjivMehra and Jonathan Teller had an exclusive interview with Fast Company. The idea of a lip balm company came where they saw that a majority of the products in the market were indistinguishable. Nothing made them stand. In their research, they found that the products were unisex, had no flavoring and worse had no hygienic way of application since most people had to use their hands to apply. Seeing that women were the greater demographic that used the products they decided to focus on what would make a woman happy.

The founders set out to make products using their funds, startup capital, and even equipment. EOS lip balm company also decided to use organic products. The products were not easy to get into stores at first as no one knew of it. Luckily a Walgreen’s female buyer who loved the product took a chance with them and they landed their first account. From here sales went up with them getting shelves Wal-Mart and Target. In advertising, they approached millennial celebrities and bloggers on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram who talked about the product.

They also tapped into social media where they now have a huge following on Instagram and Facebook. All these moves have finally paid off for the young company as they are now a household name.

Product link: http://www.racked.com/2014/10/31/7571165/eos-lip-balm

 

Jason Hope’s Work & Contribution Make a Real Difference in Arizona

Tech Entrepreneur Jason Hope Raised in Tempe, Arizona, Jason Hope is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, futurist, and investor. He earned a bachelors degree from the Arizona State University in finance, and he earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

He is now residing in Scottsdale, Arizona in which he is using his expertise, initiatives, and passion to make a difference in this society and to give back to the community. As a matter of fact, Hope is dedicating his philanthropy efforts, technology passion, business initiatives, and interest in politics for the state of Arizona and the whole US.

His Technology Contribution

His technology work targets various avenues in development and research. His organization is dedicated in developing desktop software, mobile apps, and gaming devices and software for more ease, to improve the human condition, to embrace connectivity, and for daily life enjoyment. He is also always searching for new ways to utilize and study technology infrastructures for possible trends. Additionally, he works with individuals and businesses who may be able to assist in developing cutting edge advancements in technology.

Jason Hope’s Grant Program

One way that Hope gives back to the community is through the awarding of grants to high school seniors and college students. On his website, students are able to submit technology ideas that he will personally review and decide whether or not if and how much a grant is awarded. The amount of the grant, if awarded, will range from $500 to $5000.

His Philanthropy Efforts

Hope has also demonstrated how important philanthropy is to him. He has been funding and working with organizations that will make a big difference in just about anyone’s life, regardless of gender or race. The organizations he chose to support involves many facets of his life. One of his philanthropic efforts is through the research of the SENS Foundation.

The SENS Foundation deals with ant-aging; thus, anyone regardless of gender or race who lives long enough will have to face the effects of aging. With SENS, however, they focus on the extension of life as well as the quality of it. This foundation are using a different approach to anti-aging by focusing on discovering cures for diseases that tear the body down. These diseases cause the aging process to speed up more than it should. And furthermore, all functions of the body are affected by diseases, such as lung disease, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. Traditional medicine aims to treat the disease after it happened, but Hope along with SENS are focusing on stopping diseases from ever happening.

Read Jason Hope’s blog for more information on his philanthropy and research.

Covers.com: NFL Betting At Its Finest

One of the most popular things for people today is NFL betting. Between this and fantasy football, people are really, really getting into it. It is such an adrenaline rush and there is nothing that you can really compare it to. However, when something is on the line and something matters, it gives people this feeling of passion and it makes them so excited for the game. One thing about it that people really enjoy is the website Covers.com. This is a site that does it at its finest. There is a right way and a wrong way to run an NFL betting site, and they have it figured out.

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl is the biggest game of the year and people place tons of bets around that time of the year. They simply can’t get enough of the big game. They plan big parties and they have bets with people at work. For NFL odds, Covers.com does not miss a single thing. Nothing is going to get past them. That is why it is so great that they have experts on the website. It allows people to bet with confidence and not have to worry about a single thing.

They can simply sit back, know they have done their homework, and the rest will take care of itself. The NFL is unpredictable, no question, but that is what makes it so fun. If it was predictable and people knew what was going to happen and how it was going to happen, it would not be as much fun and people would not get as much pleasure out of winning. It takes skill, dedication, and doing your homework on NFL odds and Super Bowl odds.

The great thing about Covers.com is they have these great columns that catch things that miss other people’s eyes. Nothing is going to get past them. They have made sure of that. Right now, they have their eyes focused on lines in week 15 that might possibly move. This is something that they do 24/7, so because of this, they don’t take a day off and they don’t phone it in. Covers.com is grateful that people have chosen them and trust them. They would never do anything to be betray that trust or lose it. They have worked so hard to earn it and they want to keep it.

Most Hedge Fund Investors Missed The Trump Rally According To Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital’s reputation in the merger and acquisition industry is beyond reproach. Co-founders Charles Botchway and Anthony Marsala have built a solid boutique investment firm in Chicago, and they are not looking back. Madison Street Capital has a strong client base, and that base keeps expanding. Botchway has been in the investment business long enough to know how to make money. Marsala is one of those “40 under Forty Award” winners that has the industry talking because of the deals he has made over the last couple of years. A recent deal between long-time client, Dowco, and a Mexican company, got the attention of the M&A Advisor Award program. Marsala was nominated for his integrity, leadership, and investment knowledge.

 

 

The main reason for Madison Street Capital’s success is, the company stays on course. Botchway and Marsala know where the good deals are thanks to satellite offices in Asia and Africa. The services offered by Madison Street Capital’s staff include business valuation, capital restructuring, corporate governance, buyout advice, bankruptcy direction, employee stock option programs, and tax compliance. Other services like portfolio valuations, tax planning, business exit strategies, wealth management, and restructuring advice, make the staff at Madison Street Capital a full-service investment organization for small and medium size mergers and acquisitions. Madison Street Capital’s reputation is well-known in several industries. The company website has a list of industries that ask Madison Street executives for advice. Some of those industries are transportation, energy, tech, healthcare, retail, wholesale, and mining.

 

 

The hedge fund industry is having a challenging year. Most hedge fund investors missed the Trump rally after he won the election. The stock market has been climbing faster than a monkey looking for bananas. But very few hedge funds have been able to keep up or outperform the market during this epic election year. Currency hedge funds have been the exception, and Madison Street Capital’s merger and acquisition fund has responded to the Trump rally. According to Karl D’Cunha, the Senior Managing Director of Madison Street Capital, 2016 has been better than 2015, in terms of completed M&A deals. D’Cunha thinks 2017 will be an even better year, and some the credit for the increase may be compliments of Donald Trump.

 

 

But it is still early to predict what 2017 will bring in the investment business. There is an assortment of variables that could derail another M&A hedge fund rally. Madison Street executives are optimistic because they have done the legwork. Several M&A deals are in the works, and those deals look solid. There are no guarantees in the investment business, but Botchway and Marsala have enough experience and knowledge to guarantee the continued success of Madison Street Capital in the small and medium size M&A industry.

 

 

Madison Street Capital- An Emerging Authority in Boutique Investment Banking

Madison Street Capital is an international investment banking organization dedicated to delivering services with excellence, integrity, and leadership. The company mainly offers finance advice to corporate industries, which includes public and private enterprises. Madison understands that time is of the essence in the corporate industry and therefore delivers fast and effective responses to various opportunities. The approach that the firm adopts to develop financial structures for organization is more than appealing to all the involved parties. Madison’s staff possesses the experience, connections, and skills to link buyers and sellers, and to provide appropriate investment and financing structures to different situations that the clients may be facing. Read more: http://epodcastnetwork.com/qa-with-charles-botchway-ceo-of-madison-street-capital/

 

The strategies adopted by Madison Street Capital demonstrate its experience and specialization in various areas of corporate finance. Some of its expertise are in areas such as valuations, specified financing, merger and acquisitions, transaction structuring, creating and executing exit strategies, and market pricing. The organization has been helping clients from different industries to achieve their goals within the specified time limits. Madison’s expertise and experience in financing and management of companies is the reason it is renowned as the top provider of advice and guidance on financial valuations and services. The company has subsidiaries in North America, Africa, and Asia.

 

Services Offered by Madison Street Capital

 

The services offered at Madison Street Capital can be divided into six units. The first unit is corporate advisory. This unit involves merger and acquisitions, capital restructuring, ESOP advisory, private placements, buyout advisory, reorganizing services, corporate governance, and bankruptcy services. The other unit is business valuation which involves value estimations and tax compliance of companies. Another unit is the assessment of financial accounts which involves intangible asset impairment, good will, organized finance products, share-based compensation, and buying price allocation. Asset administration industry is another unit involving merger and acquisition guidance, restructuring services, and guidance for financial donors. Wealth protection and tax strategizing involves business exits, tax planning, and wealth accumulation. Lastly, is the financial opinions unit. This unit involves independent 3rd party fairness suggestions and solvency and capital sufficiency.

 

Awards by Madison Street Capital

 

The Madison Street Capital reputation sky rocketed after receiving several awards for its excellent services. It is one of the fast rising investment businesses that offer services to both lower middle and middle markets internationally. Some of the recognized awards that Madison Street Capital has received include the NACVA’s 40 under Forty Industry Mavericks Award, 10th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards, the Cross-Border Deal of the Year Award, and the Industrial Deal of the Year Award. Madison Street Capital has also been nominated for the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Award that has it competing for the position of Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

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A Lawsuit Becomes Necessary for Former Hawks’ Owner Towards AIG

A breach of contract lawsuit has been filed by the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment, LLC. The group is comprised of the prior ownership of the National Basketball Association franchise. The Breach of Contract Suit has been filed against the American International Group. The breach of contract is relative to that of an unsatisfactory claims settlement. The claims of loss were made by General Manager of the LLC, Danny Ferry.

The acronym, relative to the sports team’s ownership group is AHBE. The group included partner Bruce Levenson. The lawsuit, is not relative to the current ownership group of the franchise, whose owner is Tony Ressler.

The suit was filed in Fulton County’s Superior Court on September 13th. The insurance company also goes by the acronym of AIG. The suit is considered a Civil Action. The suit, once again, involves Breach of Contract as well as a claim of Bad Faith as it pertains to Insurance. The ownership group, whose acronym, once again, is AHBE, has made the claim that it was covered under an insurance agreement, relative to particular losses, involving practices of employment.

The insurance, summarily, covered losses, however not fully limited to those losses, to that of wrongful termination and torts, inside the working environment. AHBE provided notice of the suit, to the insurer, on April 2nd of 2015. The notice was provided to the insurance facilitator by way of legal documentation.

The claims are said to be asserted by Ferry. He believed that Wrongful Termination and Torts Respective of the Working Environment were covered or part of losses covered, as part of the insurance agreement.

The ownership of the franchise and Ferry settled on a non-disclosed agreement with regard to a purchase-buyout on June 22nd of 2015. The buyout agreement, formally ended the rapport built by the two parties which was initiated, prior, by way of a 6 year, eighteen-million-dollar agreement in 2012. The sale approval, of the significant franchise to the group led by Ressler came about 2 days afterward. See, http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/.

An individual, acting on behalf of the Hawks stated, in so many words, that the organization was well aware of the legal complaint. The parties, who were principally involved, no longer have any connection to the sports franchise. The spokesperson, summarily, added that no further comment would be forthcoming.

The amount of the claim remains non-disclosed. The suit, however, provides information that the limits of liability of the insurance agreement are enough to address the claim.

According to Time.com, the suit generally provides information that the insurer has been non-responsive as to acknowledgement of the legal claim. The insurance company, known as AIG, is constant in its refusal to defend itself against the legal claim, when participating in talks with the legal representatives of Ferry. Further, AIG, does not, either, accept or acknowledge coverage of the two areas of concern.

The suit states, in so many words, regardless, that Mr. Ferry’s claims were relative to coverage of the AIG agreement, and the fact that the claims were part of the agreement or coverage provided by the insurance agreement. The insurance company has not paid for the covered losses. It has, further, done so without any true reasoning and thus has acted in Bad Faith. The insurance company has no logical reason to state that Mr. Ferry’s claims were not covered, or that Mr. Ferry made the claim without relative merit.

James J. Leonard of the firm, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP—the firm representing AHBE—mentioned the legal complaint was self-explanatory. Upon providing the preceding information, the AHBE legal counsel offered no further comment.

The lawsuit, too, seeks an additional fifty percent penalty with regard to the loss that remains unpaid, as well as attorney fees and other costs. An email correspondence, to the insurer, requesting comment as to the matter, was not responded acknowledged—in a timely manner.

Notes Relative to Bruce Levenson:

Tony Ressler won a bid at auction taking the ownership of the Hawks’ sports team off the hands of Bruce Levinson for an agreeable $730 million. Initially, Levenson hired Goldman Sachs and Inner Circle Sports to sell the franchise to Philips Arena. The organization of Goldman Sachs persuaded Levenson that it could get more deal-wise.

The preceding interaction is how billionaire Tony Ressler entered the picture. The deal was favorable for Levenson—financially.

Bruce Levenson is a well-known North American businessperson. He is a former NBA Team Owner. He is also very much involved in the activities associated with philanthropy – see PR News article. He shared ownership of the Atlanta Hawks, LLC, which owns and provides operational support of the Atlanta Basketball Team as well as Philips Arena. Bruce was born in 1949 in Washington D.C. He is married with three off-spring.