Autism Rocks Reaches Out to the Masses for Donations

British philanthropist Sanjay Shah never had more of a challenge in raising donations and awareness to any particular charity until his son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with autism in 2011. After being told Nikhil would be on Dubai Autism Centre’s waiting list for five years before being able to begin applied behavior analysis therapy, he knew he had to do something. After all, the faster a child can begin therapy, the quicker they can develop. He had the ability to pay for his child’s personal therapy at home, however there were families who weren’t the same position. Shah wanted to help and bought two minibuses for the Centre. But in order to get at the root of understanding the cause and effects of autism, he focused his efforts on the research.

It all began when Snoop Dog came to visit Shah at his home in Dubai. The visit sparked Shah’s love for music again and gave him the idea that he could hold private music gigs to raise large sums of money. Autism Rocks, a charity where the donations go to the Autism Research Trust, or ART, was born. ART supports Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre which researches the cause and effects of autism. Shah has hosted world renowned Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone, and Elvis Costello and has raised 15 million United Arab Emirates Dirhams. The ARC has 15 long-term research projects working on methods of identifying autism as early as possible.

Earlier this month, Shah created a GoFundMe account for anyone to donate to the ARC’s research. His goal is 6610 British pounds. The goal of Autism Rocks is not to find a cure, but to better understand autism at its core. He states on the GoFundMe page, “….so I can better understand Nikhil and how he maybe thinking; the only way I can do that is via research.” Parents who live with autism can certainly appreciate Shah’s effort, but not able to help on a large dollar amount scale.

Yeonmi Park’s Book: In Order To Live A North Korean Girl’s Journey To Freedom Is A Compelling Story

The thought of escaping an abuse dictatorship is not something most readers know how to do, or need to do. But the story of Yeonmi Park explains in vivid detail what it is like to get away from North Korean and cross China in the hands of people that are just as bad as the abusers that held her captive since birth. Park explains her incredible journey out of North Korea in detail in her book: In Order To Live A North Korean Girl’s Journey To Freedom. Freedom was a word with no meaning when Park was growing up in North Korea. Freedom didn’t exist. The people of North Korea live like animals. They are subjected to mental and physical abuse in order to obey the rules of a tyrant. Yeonmi and her mother decided to do the unthinkable and escape from North Korea. The 2007 trip out of the country and into the hands of slave traffickers was unbearable, but somehow Park and her mother endured the physical abuse, and they made it across the Gobi desert. Trying to explain that trip in a book was a very difficult task, but Park wanted the world to know how miserable life is in North Korea. In an article published by NY Times Park explains why some of the facts in the story sound unbelievable. Trying to put words together that describe months of torture after the fact is not easy. Language issues and mental breakdowns make it hard for anyone to describe in detail every aspect of a journey through hell. But Park tried and succeeded in bringing the agony of the trip to life and the hardships she lived through in North Korea. Not everyone that reads Park’s book understands the pain and suffering that actually happened, but most readers get a taste of the human right violations that exist in North Korea. Yeonmi Park wants to tell on casey and yeonmi and the world about North Korea, and her book does an excellent job in that regard. The details of her journey to South Korea also paint a picture of the abuse that exist in parts of the world that most people will never experience.

Coriant Telecommunications

Coriant, which was founded in 2013, is an independent telecommunications company that provides several types of telecom services which gets its technology from Sycamore Networks, Tellabs, and Siemens Optical. It was in 2013 that Coriant became independent of Nokia and became under new ownership with Marlin Equity Partners. Coriant sells software and hardware designed for optical transmissions which is the backbone network of mobile, voice, and data. Coriant sells such products as optical LAN and broadband access, edge routing solutions, intelligent network management, packet optical transport solutions, cross-connect and TDM solutions, and MSPP solutions. Coriant’s board of directors include several partners of Marlin Equity, Nick Kaiser, Robert Leggett, Doug Bayerd, Pat DiPietro, and one Coriant Member, Herbert Merz.

Shaygan Kheradpir, the CEO of Coriant, has a Ph.D in electrical engineering from Cornell University. Before he became the CEO of Coriant, he also held executive positions at Juniper Networks, GTE, Barclays, and Verizon, all of which he’s contributed an extensive talent in the development of products and cost-cutting initiatives. In regards to Coriant, before he got his CEO position, he was a part of Marlin Equity Partners, the optical-networking vendor. He successfully restructured and executed a cost-cutting plan IOP, integrated Operating Plan, as an answer to the pressure they were receiving from the investors at Elliot Management and cut costs by $160 million for Juniper Networks; A plan that Elliot Management was pleased with.

When Shaygan worked for GTE, where he ultimately became chief information officer, the Wall Street Journal commented on how he was gaining respect for his ability and dedication of delivering products on schedule. At Verizon, he was one of the contributors that diversified the company into a much broader range of telecommunication services in addition to the automation of operations. He was Verizon’s E-business division president and then ultimately Verizon’s very first CIO/CTO. In 2011, he was Barclays Chief Operating Officer for the company’s Global Retail and Business Bank, where he helped create customers products such as the Pingit mobile payment. In 2013, he became Barclays Technology officer and was the first from that department to hold a spot on the executive team.

Chicago Real Estate Investor Starts A GoFundMe Fund For Nepal Earthquake Victims

According to the United Nations, more than 8,600 people were killed by the earthquake that devastated Nepal. More than 16,800 people were injured, and 2.8 million people were displaced from their homes. The total number of people that felt the damage done by the earthquake is more than 5.6 million, and more than a million people still need food. Even though the earthquake occurred months ago, and millions of dollars have been raised to help the people of Nepal more has to be done.
A Chicago real estate investor has accepted that challenge. Majeed Ekbal, the well-known North Side entrepreneur, and real estate investors has been donating money to help the victims of the Nepal earthquake for months. Ekbal knows more money must be raised to help people rebuild after this traumatic event. Mr. Ekbal recently started a GoFundMe account to help raise more money. The money raised from that fund will be given to a Nepal CrowdRise Fund that wants to raise at least a million dollars for the survivors. Ekbal wants to add $10,000 to that fund through his GoFundMe account.
Majeed Ekbal is a well-known businessman in Chicago. His grocery delivery service on the North Side of Chicago is very successful, and his other real estate investments continue to help the city grow. The fact that Majeed is dedicated to the Nepal situation is no surprise. He plays a role in many charitable causes in Chicago.

Clay Sculptures by Majeed Ekbal from Majeed Ekbal on Vimeo.

A recent article published by the Chicago Tribune said Ekbal is a recent graduate of American University. He filled a void when he opened Expresso Inc. on the North Side. Expresso Inc. not only delivers groceries but also delivers specialty items from other shops in the area. The article also said Ekbal plans to open another location on the South Side of Chicago because his North Side Location is so successful.
Ekbal has many friends that live in Nepal and is active on social media. Majeed knows that the current situation in Nepal is getting better, but more has to be done so the people can begin to live a normal life again. But that normal life will be filled with traumatic memories.

Non Accredited Investor Portfolios

Brad Reifler is a respected and sought after entrepreneur with three decades of experience  all compiled on Wikipedia. He possesses all the qualities of a leader that justifies his stature in the community. He is affiliated with numerous investment outfits such as Pali Capital, Forefront Capital and initially Reifler Trading Corporation, and several others touched upon on CrunchBase.

Brad has a passion for entrepreneurship and social welfare, and has written tons of articles on the subject. Brad established all his companies from scratch and molded them into million dollar companies. Take Reifler Trading, for example, a company he put together while in college trading derivatives online. Years later, the company was acquired by the Refco group.

Brad Reifler went on to found and run Pali Capital, a company he put on international frontiers. He spearheaded its expansion drive into four continents including Australia, Europe, and Latin America. The company earned commissions from clients to the tune of over $1 billion during this tenure of thirteen years.

Every entrepreneur must look to the future to position themselves at a vantage point for success. Brad in his knowledge knew this too well, so he left the volatile and unpredictable financial markets following the global financial crisis. He identified a gap in the investment profile. The rich and upper class of society who usually make up the accredited investor category wallowed in massive losses. He focused his efforts on the 99% of the population never involved in investment affairs before.

Reifler knows the power and accuracy of extensive research, therefore, spent time studying the non-accredited investor. Recently, he unveiled the Forefront Income Trust, a public, non-traded fund tailored for the category as mentioned earlier. According to Brad, the middle income and low-income households have never been exposed to investment opportunities. The Forefront Income Trust seeks alternative investment avenues away from the volatile financial markets. It has inbuilt safety structures such as diversification to protect the investor from the losses. This single move brings in 99% of the non-accredited investors to the entrepreneurship table.

Also, the Forefront Income Trust makes no money till the non-accredited investor makes a return of not less than 8% on his investment of $2500 or more. The fund also donates 3% to war veterans and their families. It also buys back shares on a quarterly basis by allowing investors to make withdrawals.

Brad Reifler has always harbored a passion for empowering the community, which is why he opened up his company to the middle class. All the organizations he has established and worked with have relied on the good will and warm relationships with local communities. He has been appointed and serves on numerous advisory boards for corporations and other social institutions. For instance, he is a trustee of the Millbrook School and has also served as the Chairman of its finance committee earlier in his career as shown by Bloomberg.

Lime Crime’s CEO Breaks Fashion Rules

Lime Crime is a beauty and makeup company that is dedicated to its customers and the fact that they are all individuals. It was founded by fashion blogger Doe Deere, who shares the same ideals of makeup should be more about the individual and less about the rules that most people tend to gravitate toward when it comes to makeup. There are many rules that Doe Deere has chosen to break that include not only makeup, but also include the way that she dressed and the way that she does her hair.

Choosing to color her hair unnaturally is something that Doe Deere has done often. While her hair was colored, she used to move toward neutral clothing colors that focused mainly around black. She did this for fear that the colors she wore were going to clash with her brightly colored hair. She did this because it was all based around an old fashion rule that she used to follow. No longer does she follow the black rule and she knows that you shouldn’t have to follow it either. If you have unnaturally colored hair, you should be allowed to wear any color that you want whether it clashes or not.

It is easy to see that Doe Deere does not care about fashion rules and knows that you shouldn’t be concerned about colors clashing when it comes to the way that you dress and do your makeup. For this reason, she knows that it is alright to wear clothes that have different patterns. You shouldn’t be restricted from wearing an outfit you love just because the patterns are not the same or clash in a way that does not look visually appealing. You can make sure that you are wearing what you want by not worrying about the way your patterns look together.

With all of her beauty experience and her life as a beauty blogger, Doe Deere has learned a lot about the fashion world. One thing that she has learned is that it has a lot of rules. These rules come with nearly no basis and are set by some people that are dead or that most people will likely never meet. For this reason, Deere focuses on breaking all of the fashion rules. There are some that she likes to break more than others, but she is always sure to make a bold statement with the rules she has broken.

If someone tells you that you cannot wear a bright pink lipstick with a bright green eyeshadow, you should not listen to them. This is something that was previously thought to be a big issue in the beauty world, but is also something that Deere has worked to make false. She knows that it is alright to wear whatever you like no matter how it looks. The most important part of choosing bold makeup is not about whether it doesn’t fit together, but is about what colors you think look good on your own face.

Keep an Eye on Nobilis Health Corp

Nobilis Health Corp is a company that is worth keeping an eye on regarding an investment that will buck the current trend on stockhouse of worldwide markets, which continue to go down in the last quarter of 2015. Nobilis has a strong track record when it comes to mergers and acquisitions with the recent cash acquisitions of First Nobilis Hospital and Victory Healthcare Plano Hospital. Just last year, Nobilis took a 60% stake and management control of former Freedom Pain Hospital in Scottsdale, AZ. The company continues its track record of high organic growth. Nobilis Health Corp owns and manages a large number of acute-care and ambulatory facilities to provide healthcare services to patients in several different cities and states in the US. The company operates five ambulatory surgery centers, to imaging centers, and urgent care clinic, and acute-care hospital, among other facilities. Nobilis is also in partnership with six other facilities in Arizona, Oregon, New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, and Minnesota. Russell Stanley, an analyst with Mackie Research Capital, says that Nobilis is a top pick for Q4 2015. Regarding macro trends, Nobilis has an undervalued advantage. There is an increasing demand for surgical procedures due to the prevalence of obesity and an aging population. Most analysts have rated Nobilis as a strong buy. Year-to-Date, the company’s stock performance stands firm at 81%. The company has 67,037,000 outstanding shares and a market cap of $364 million. Approaching the end of Q4, brokerage firms rank Mobilis as average regarding ratings. Nobilis currently offers a minimally invasive procedure back by North American Spine known as AccuraScope. This technique, led by Dr. Basem Abdelfattah, addresses multiple types of pain at all levels of the spine to include: cervical, lumbar, and thoracic. This procedure is part of a family of advanced laser spine procedures that are minimally invasive. When used to treat chronic neck and back pain in the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic regions, patients have better results and experience more improvement in health. When compared to traditional minimally invasive procedures, Nobilis is at the forefront in patient care. Outpatient care is a preferred choice among patients to avoid excessive medical bills. Minimally invasive procedures make it possible for patients to get the best care possible without costly in-patient care. Most procedures only require a centimeter-length incision and do not involve the removal of any bone. No installation of hardware is needed which improves recovery time tremendously. Overall, Nobilis has a strong future as they continue to provide the best possible care to all clients.

Your Social Media Posts Could Cost You Dearly

There are times in life when we party a bit too much or get a bit too drunk and post an inappropriate selfie on a social media site. We cringe when our friends and/or family tease us about it later. However, a hiring manager may not be so understanding. She may take one look and cross your name off the interview list. You might not get accepted into that favorite university. Worse, your current employer may discover your drunk-posted selfie during an annual review and you end up getting fired.

When Mark Zuckerberg first invented Facebook as a Harvard student, it was a small experimental novelty. That was way back in 2004, and now just eleven years later, it has become ubiquitous and important as a general social connector nexus. Everyone can connect to everyone else, for free. It seems so innocuous, until something personal posted there impinges on your life.

Of course, spending too much time using Facebook while on a job can also, in a more pedestrian way, affect your employment. And, all of these pitfalls work to reduce your overall reputation. Status Labs is a company that specializes in helping people recover from a damaged reputation, whether online or in everyday life. They offer the following tips to enact as a very first step to protecting your reputation:

Make your personal Facebook page with a code name that you only give to family and friends. You main Facebook page is kept pristine for business use.
Draw up a rigid policy that never allows you to use Facebook at work during normal working hours. Write it down and post it somewhere you will see it regularly.

There are many ways to remedy the situation if your reputation is compromised and Status Labs knows all the ways. The expert professionals at Status Labs are experienced at snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. They are also adept with traditional real-world reputation repair. They are as skilled with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as they are with media Public Relations. They know how to play the system to get you back in the saddle with a real second chance in life.

Taking The Biggest Leap of My Life

For a long time I honestly thought that I would never make it in this life. As a father of three with a beautiful home, bills and everyday expenses were extremely difficult to keep up with. As each day passed by, I got behind further and further until I felt that the hole I dug was to far to climb out of. I guess I just never really understood how bad life could get when you have a limited amount of income coming in. Limited meaning I was the absolute only source of income in my household. Not even a penny coming in from anywhere else. My wife could have worked, but that would mean placing two of our children in daycare and paying full price for their positions. It just wasn’t worth the money wasted when she could sit at home with them and save money.

Right as soon as I was about to throw the towel in and sell our home, I met a guy named Greg Hague. Greg Hague just so happened to be the owner of the 990 Sells Homes Company. When I told him my problem, he quickly gave me a solution. The solution was to come to work for him as a seller. What this meant was that I would be given a $990.00 commission check if I was to find a home buyer without an agent present. At first the task seemed rather difficult, but after the first few $990 checks, I was completely wrapped around Greg’s finger. Not only was he a genius, but he was he was completely compassionate. Especially towards my personal situation.

During my first few weeks at the 990 Company, Greg had welcomed me with open arms and basically took me under his wing until I was ready to adventure out on my own. I will admit that the first couple days alone were quite stressful, but it wasn’t long before I had everything figured out perfectly. I owe my success all to Greg. If it wasn’t for him taking the time go over everything numerous times with me and having extreme amounts of patience, I probably wouldn’t have made it as far as I have.

Last week I referred a good friend of mine to the 990 Company and I had doubts at all that they would succeed just as I had. I explained to them how well Greg does teaching him new sellers and how amazing their company runs. I am in hopes that their motivation will run high and that they will also find plenty of buyers without having to contact an agent at any point in time.

Selecting A Competent Lawyer for Your Situation

If you are involved in a business dispute, corporate conflict or any type of disagreement with another party or individual, it is advisable to talk to a lawyer right away. Lawyers have the knowledge about various laws that apply in these types of situations.

It is extremely important that you look for someone with great expertise in the area of law you are dealing with. And make sure you choose a lawyer who is professional, and who pays attention to the clients’ needs. Other considerations could include the amount of experience the attorney has, how he is regarded by various other clients and attorney at laws in the field, and how this individual relates to prospective clients upon an initial meeting.

There are several ways to find a great lawyer to help you in your legal trouble. One of the best ways to get a good lawyer is through other lawyers or clients. You need a lawyer who is respected by the Judge and rival attorney. Just as vital, you need a lawyer who will be fair and honest with you and who will certainly put your personal or your company’s best interest above his or her own.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho specializes in high-profile corporation and commercial disputes. He represents a raft of multinational companies and offers top-notch legal guidance in a diverse array of law fields. As a business and corporate litigation attorney at law, Ricardo Tosto is a leading name in the Brazilian legal system. He is a knowledgeable litigator with vast skill in enterprise and corporation law.

Ricardo Tosto has personally mentored his associates and staff in the field of Brazilian Law, setting standards for other legal professionals to follow. Not only is Mr. Ricardo Tosto is a force in the court room, he shows the utmost care and regard when it comes to his clients. Ricardo Tosto’s clients are consistently content by Mr. Ricardo Tosto’s exceptional competence, whether it’s prompting a beneficial negotiation early in the litigation process, or going after a very challenging matter.