Buffett decided to donate 1 million dollars to a charity as a wager stating that he could have create a better investment return than a specific group of managers in a hedge fund. A donation of one million would hold the attention of any individual or charity. He promised that he would make that donation of funds only if he was wrong in his beliefs of passive Index Fund investing.
Tim Armour agrees with Warren Buffett and states that there are far too many mediocre and expensive funds. These funds have the potential to short-change investors and he supports Warren Buffett’s commitment to low cost and simple Investments. Mutual funds are accustomed to offering mediocre or poor long-term returns, mainly because of high management fees and trading that can be considered excessive.
Tim Armour’s Straight Forward Views
Tim Armour a very experienced investor and manager of funds disagrees with some of Buffett’s views. He has commented that he feels they are short sighted and should be focusing more on whether or not the funds are being managed correctly. Hedge fund managers have a tendency not to buy in on the Investments and this can be considered a downfall for investment funds. Armour states that investors should be actively moving their investments so that they have low expenses. By doing this they are able to make sure that the fun is not being wasted and the managers have an active interest in what happens to the fund itself and learn more about Timothy.
Tim Armour went to school at Middlebury College where he received a bachelor’s degree and he’s currently working at Capital Group which is located in Los Angeles California. According to Armour low-cost investments is the perfect investment for a long term strategy to yield stocks that are low and guarantee a return and more information click here.
Real estate investor Samuel Strauch says that lots of younger people think that they must have access to a vibrant nightlife, boutique shops and a plethora of dining options in order to be happy with their residential area. As millennial grow and look to settle down their values begin to change and they start to look at different things. One of the things that many millennial looking to start families of their own look for is an area with top schools, cheap housing and safe neighborhoods. While it is difficult to find areas that have both nightlife and family friendly neighborhoods, they are out there. Metrik Holdings CEO, Samuel Strauch describes some of the places that can offer millennials both.
One of the ideal suburban neighborhoods to settle down in, while still having access to all of the thrills of the city is Northeast Denver. This is a primarily suburban section of the city that has very affordable housing rates. Average housing prices for this part of Denver cost around $270,000 when compared to other parts of the city where the average price can tip over half a million dollars easily. Low housing prices and new developments such as the Stanley Marketplace make this is a highly attractive place for young people to settle down. Click here to know more.
Another top destination for young professionals is Tampa, Florida according to Samuel Strauch. Mr. Strauch is an expert in the Florida real estate market as his company is based in South Florida. He also lived and worked there for a family business before starting his real estate company. Average home prices are fairly low in this city and they are even cheaper in the suburbs that ring Tampa Bay. Samuel Strauch says you can find the same quality housing for up to 60% less in the suburbs of Tampa. Suburban communities such as Palm River and Claire Mel offer excellent public schools and are very safe communities.
Avi Weisfogel is a dentist who has been practicing in the New Jersey area for many years. He opened his first practice in 1999 called Old Bridge Dental Care. Since then he has become well established in the area and has been named Best Dentists for many years. As an active and well educated dentist, Avi started to take an interest in sleep apnea. He began exploring the details of sleep apnea and started learning how dentists and physicians can help patients who suffer from the disorder. He started Dental Sleep Masters, which is a course that is dedicated to medical staff and medical teams that educates on how to properly use oral appliances. These oral devices are strategically created to help patients with sleep apnea. He also founded Healthy Heart Sleep in 2010, which is a company that works with physicians in all areas, advising them on helpful management tools of sleep labs.
One of Dr. Weisfogel’s focuses and passions has been directed towards an organization called Operation Smile. Operation Smile was founded by a couple back in the 80’s that focused their mission in the Philippines. Operation Smile now travels throughout the world helping children of all ages with mouth deformities and other oral issues. They have been helping patients who experience cleft palates, cleft lips and other facial deformities. They hold fundraising events to raise money so that they can travel around helping children and young adolescents. Operation Smile is proud to announce that they have completed over 200,000 surgeries and have traveled to more than 100 countries to do so. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is very passionate about being able to help those in need, and has started a GoFundMe campaign to help such a wonderful cause. He has donated some of his own money to get the fundraiser up and running. He hopes to be able to collect a substantial amount so that it can be donated to the cause. Operation Smile also utilizes the medical resources that are available in the area to complete the procedure. They believe in treating each patient as if they are their own.
Doug Levitt is a renowned artist who expresses himself through songs, stories and art. He is majorly known for his Greyhound Diaries, but before that, he used to work as a war correspondent for a number of mogul media companies including CNN and NBC. His Greyhound Diaries gave gained a great reputation for shinning to light the life of the common man in the US.
Today, Doug Levitt has travelled over 120,000 Miles across the US. His journey started in the year 2004. Initially, he was travelling to get people to register and vote for John Kerry who was the Democratic nominee at the time. He would travel on Greyhound buses and travel to the remotest of places where he would endorse John Kerry. He would also sing to the locals and encourage them to register as voters and vote for John Kerry and what Doug Levitt knows.
But, even when the election period passed, he continued to travel across the country doing what he does best, connecting to people on the buses. Doug Levit says that travelling on buses helps him interact with people who have various issues they are struggling with in life- From poverty, addiction to mental illness. These are all issues that he has noted to be common with most of the bus travellers. He says that on the buses, he is able to share his deepest stories, which move other people to also share their intimate stories. In this way, Doug Levit views conversations held on these buses as a form of therapy, just that you don’t have to pay for any session.
Why Greyhound Buses? Doug Levit chose to collect his stories from the Greyhound buses as this is one company that has buses travelling to the remotest parts of the country. He knows well that, you will not find on a bus, someone who can afford to buy a car. Also, he understands that most people who travel through these buses live in small towns and as such have no airports nearing them. Therefore, he is more likely to understand the daily struggles of these people.
Thor Halvorssen, founder of the Human Rights Foundation works hard to stop dictators from violating the human rights of other people. Over the last 10 years, he has worked tirelessly advocating for the rights of others. Today, his latest target is North Korean dictator, Kim Jung Il, and based on his past record, it is easy to see why people consider him a formidable opponent, and someone that people would rather have fighting for them.
He has been recognized for his efforts through publicity in a number of major news organizations including Fox News and Buzzfeed. Recently an article in the Weekly Standard even labled Thor Halvorssen a troublemaker for tyrants. Unlike many people in his position, Halvorssen is more than just a passionate activist. He is fulled by his experinces as a young boy growing up in Venezula, and has the drive and work ethic to more than just the face of the campaign.
Thor is not afraid to work hard. Colleagues have praised him for his hard work and strong ethics, noting that he does not back down or compromise on principles and that he often gets up early and goes to bed late while working on a campaign. Halvorssen is not afraid to stand up to the authorities either.
A few years ago, while working in Vietnam and recording an interview with the leader of an underground Buddhist organization, he was detained by the authorities. He did not let being beaten up and bruised intimidate him into giving up his sources or his coworker. The cameraman had escaped with the footage, but no matter what, Halvorssen was not willing to give him up. Eventually, Halvorssen was able to convince the authorities to release him by convincing them he was a Buddhist speaker.
One of his latest campaigns involves hackathons, where he and the other members of the HRF smuggle electronics and information in and out of the Democratic Republic of North Korea, and ironic name for such an oppressed country. This allows dissadents to comunicate with the world and help to organize agaist the 70 years of dictators that have ruled the country.
UKV PLC is not your ordinary winemaker, as it is a company that places a lot of importance on its fermentation process. Fermentation is the process in which wine settles into liquid through a lengthy process in which the sugars are converted into a form of alcohol. Unfortunately, there are many wine producers in the industry today that are not necessarily placing as much importance on the fermentation process as they should. As a result, what is occurring is the wine is not being produced with a taste that people can truly enjoy. Instead, there is a watery taste due to the fruits within the alcohol not having been equally distributed within the liquids.
UKV PLC is a company that is not only placing a tremendous amount of importance on the fermentation process, but also its factory’s sanitation process. Inspectors consistently check the factories to ensure that all of its components are maintained and cleaned properly. Without these elements of proper cleansing and maintenance, a customer base can never have assurance of knowing that the company that they are purchasing the products from are providing them with the quality that they had been seeking. If you are wanting to invest in a quality product, then please ask a representative of UKV PLC about what you may be able to do to purchase the fine wine that they are currently offering.
Omar Yunes was named as the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) for the year 2015 in an event hosted by Florence, Italy on December 5, 2015. Omar, the franchisee of Sushi Itto, was given this honor in recognition of his unparalleled input in the growth of the Japanese food chain. He joined the organization as a franchisee in his early 20s and has since managed to establish himself as the brand’s icon. He had 13 franchise units to his name as of December 2015, an equivalent of 10 percent of the total franchises owned by Japanese food chain. These units employ over 400 people and are located in the major cities of Mexico, such as Veracruz, Mexico City, and Puebla.
Omar was awarded in the presence of representatives from over 34 nations. France, Hungary, and Portugal represented the European continent while South America had Argentina and Brazil. In the same event, Ivan Tamer of franchisee of Prendamex was named as the runners-up in the Mexican Chapter. Patricia Campos, the brand’s franchise manager, praised Ivan’s commitment to improving his franchise and the network in general.
What the Executives Had to Say
A lot of considerations were made before reaching the winner. Factors, such as employees’ motivation, brand improvement, and influence level of a franchisee were all factored in. With such considerations, Omar led in not only the overall award but also in the national qualifier. According to the event organizers led by Diego Elizarrarras, Omar won these awards for he had positively changed the operations within the brand. Diego said that Omar had shown impeccable skills in managing the 13 franchise units. He reemphasized how the Mexican franchises had won the bragging rights both in Mexico and internationally.
CEO Benjamin Cancelmo of Sushi Itto on his part said that the awards were appreciating the cordial franchising-franchisee associations that exist between the brand and its franchisees. He further said that the relationship had brought about better customer service.
The Legacy Campaign conducted by The Family Place got a grant worth $ 1 million from James Dondero’s firm. These funds will get the Family Place closer to their $16.5 millions target since the remaining amount was $2.8 million. The announcement was made by James Dondero at the Dallas’s Hilton Anatole when he attended the 21st Trailblazer Awards. Family Place is an organization that supports family violence victims in Dallas.
James Dondero mentioned that that grant was meant to respond to a call to action that was made by Dallas’s Mayor and Chief of Police namely Mike Rawlings and David Brown respectively. The leaders asked the members of the public to offer their support so that the life-threatening problem can be solved.
While giving his speech, James also mentioned that his firm, Highland Capital Management, was impressed with the philanthropic assistance The Family Place offers, including the way the campaign concept was handled from the start to the final stage in a year. James also said that he was proud of making such an investment with other generous and thoughtful individuals and organizations in Dallas.
Mr. Dondero is Highland Capital Management’s President and Co-founder. Since 1993, the Highland Capital had spearheaded the growth of Collateral Loan Obligation market, including the creation of credit oriented solutions for both institutional and retail investors.
The campaign aims to fund the construction and to run a counseling center (Ann Moody Place) for victims of family violence in central Dallas. The center was designed by a top architecture firm, Corgan, and will have 13 bedrooms, a dental clinic, a medical clinic, a call center, space for job training, and private and group counseling rooms. It’s anticipated that the building will get to serve more than 2,000 victims every year. An on-site child development center is to be provided too.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America partnered with NanHealth and Allscripts in enabling seamless workflows for all Allscript’s electronic health records. The Clinical Pathways program is producing more efficient cancer treatment options with a technological advancement in workflow. The seamless process was designed with a vast amount of data points indicative of past treatment results. All this data is gathered through oncologist’s cancer care data from around the nation.
The most up to date data is available to help accomplish better treatment options for cancer patients. The platform offers the most efficient regimens available through tried data. These regimens are produced to be specific to the patient and align with similar patients from past treatments. All this data is available in real time. Clinical Pathways was created to improve quality and efficiency in treatment and that has been the exact result. Besides the efficiency and intuitiveness of the platform, another benefit is that it provides the possibility of expediting treatment. Saving time in medical related situations is often invaluable to treating a patient.
A medical library stores evidence based treatment solutions and allows physicians to objectively view the data in accordance to other patient needs. It is a peer to peer library of medical happenings able to be viewed at any time. All CTCA hospital locations have access to this data.
Based in Boca Raton Florida, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America consist of five hospitals offering precise cancer treatment solutions. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is regarded as a high quality medical care institute. Currently the centers are located in the major cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Tulsa and Philadelphia.
These centers employ highly qualified medical professionals equipped with advanced cancer treatment technology. The utilized innovative health platform efficiently aids patients and guides treatment. The CTCA has proven to offer integrative technologies better enabling medical professionals to offer better medical treatment in all their locations.
It has become quite apparent, more so recently with the current political climate, that there exist a great divide between the very different versions of America many of its inhabitants see inn their own portion of this country.
The truth being that a great majority of this county’s inhabitants are under represented or unknown to another large swath of the population. As this disconnect between middle America and the coasts pushes to further separate our country, one man’s work has sought to find the bridge between each separate vision of America and help us take a look at what we truly have become.
The Greyhound Diaries Paints Realistic Picture of America but one that still has Hope
Doug Levitt’s Greyhound Diaries tells his journey traveling across the country utilizing only the Greyhound Bus system. Told through several different mediums including sets of stories, collections of poems, and several songs the Greyhound Diaries captures all of the people, moments, and realizations that Doug Levitt encountered as he crossed across the country. As the writer, poet, musician, and former war correspondent met new people he was able to piece together a better picture of the citizens that inhabit this country. Far from the air brushed and focus grouped images of people that dominate our air waves. Instead each encounter produces a nuanced vision a person who is simply living with the circumstances they have been dealt.
If you would like to learn more about Doug Levitt’s Greyhound Diaries or hear some of his own original music please visit his web page CreativeVisions.com or read more about his time on the road at the Independent.co.uk.