Digital Marketing, Public Relations

Status Labs is a reputation management company. It is one of the most prominent companies in its industry. It was also given a chance to prove how effective it is as a reputation management company when it was faced with a problem caused by the actions of an executive who was later asked to resign. This mistake has made the news and as a result, Status Labs had a reputation crisis on its hands. It has taken a lot of different approaches in order to improve its standing with people. As mentioned in the Daily Beast, Darius Fisher, the founder of Status Labs has decided that the company does need a change in behavior for a lasting change in reputation. This included not only changing relationships with customers, but also relationships with employees.


Given what the company was faced with, Status Labs has proven that it is very effective at what it does. As a result, more clients have sought them out in the case that they had attacks on their reputation. Part of the reason for such a change in status for Status Labs is that they made a lot of fundamental changes. Darius Fisher has come to understand not only the needs of the customers, but the needs of the employees. Employees definitely need to be treated thoughtfully. Darius Knows that employees need more than just a big paycheck. They also need to know about changes and where they stand in their job.
All around, Status Labs is a good company that allows people to have a second chance at their business. They also make it possible for their clients to recover over and over from every set back that they face. Status Labs is filled with skilled professionals that know how to provide optimized content that will knock any bad reports off of the front page of search results so that people will get good news whenever they search for their clients. As a result, the client gains more customers, and his business will continue to thrive.

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Gold Investment

In the 13F form filed with the U.S. government for the first quarter of 2016, former hedge fund manager George Soros revealed he anticipates economic problems, and intends to profit from them. An article by Bloomberg reveals the details.

George Soros reduced his holdings of U.S. publicly listed stocks by 37%, bought put options on the stock market, loaded up on Barrick Gold, one of the world’s major gold companies and bought calls on the SPDR Gold Trust exchange traded fund.

He sold off his shares of Delta Airlines, Level 3 Communications, Dow Chemical and Endo International. Therefore, he no longer faces any downside risk if their share prices fall sometime in the future.

He now owns put option contracts on 2.1 million shares of the exchange traded fund SPDR 500, which tracks the S&P 500 Index of the New York Stock Exchange. This means that he will profit if the top 500 stocks on the New York Exchange fall in price below the option strike price, which the article didn’t reveal. The article on also didn’t specify how long the put contracts were for.

Soros bought shares of Barrick Gold, a stake worth $264 million as of March 31, according to the 13F form. That’s 1.7 percent of Barrick. Barrick is now the largest single company owned by the Soros fund. Located in Toronto Canada, Barrick Gold is one of the largest gold mining companies. It should continue to profit and go up in value for as long as the price of gold continues to rise.

George Soros now owns calls on 1.05 million shares of the exchange traded fund SPDR Gold Trust. Each share of that ETF consists of a tenth of an ounce of gold bullion. Therefore, just as the SPDR 500 ETF tracks the price rises and drops of the S&P 500, the SPDR Gold ETF tracks the price rises and drops in the price of gold. If the price of Gold Trust rises higher than the option strike price, Soros will profit from that without having to buy actual gold bullion. However, Bloomberg again did not specify the strike prices or terms of the call contracts.
Read more on: Billionaire Soros Cuts U.S. Stocks by 37%, Buys Gold Miner

In January this year, Soros warned that the economy reminded him of the months leading up to 2008. George Soros believes China has created far too much debt, and that its collapse would lead to deflation that would lower the price of stocks. Generally, in hard times people see gold as a safe harbor, causing its price to rise.

The price of gold rose 16 percent in the first three months of 2016. According to Bloomberg, that’s the largest quarterly price jump in 30 years. The share price of Barrick Gold has doubled in 2016.

Soros has also warned about the many problems facing the EU. Investing in gold could be one way of profiting if the EU fails.

Business World, Investing, philanthropist

The recent death of Stephen Murray has shook a lot of people to their core. This is someone that was highly respected, loved, and valued in his line of work. His occupation was that a private equity investor and philanthropist. He knew how to invest, when to invest, and the proper steps to take.

That is why he was so successful for so many years and why his death is such a tragedy. However, he may be gone, but as they say, he is certainly not forgotten. His legacy and what he accomplished will live on forever. The positive impact he made will not go unnoticed, unappreciated, or undervalued.

I mentioned that he was a philanthropist. So many people give back because it looks good or it makes them feel good as sort of a pat on the back. That was most certainly not the case with Stephen Murray. He gave back because he knew in his heart of hearts that it was the right thing to do.  Read more: Stephen Murray, The Great Investor and Deal Maker for CCMP Capital

He always did right by his investors and he always did right when it came to giving back. He knew that with great wealth came great responsibility. He was not a materialistic man looking to buy fancy things. It was just the opposite. He was looking for ways to help out others and make their lives a little easier.

In my view, that is the true measure of a man and that is why I say there is only one Stephen Murray. We don’t want to admit it, but we would be lying to ourselves if we didn’t face facts: we live in a cynical world these days. Read more: Ex-CCMP Capital CEO Steve Murray passes away

Stephen Murray had a kind heart, was generous, and an incredibly smart man. What he accomplished as the the former President and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital was second to none. He has left the company in good hands for the present and for the future.

While he is gone, he would not want us to mourn his death or sit around being sad. He would want us to remember his vision and his goals and carry on his legacy. That is one thing you can never take away from a man along with his reputation. That will forever stay with the people that were lucky enough to know him, work with him, and even get to call him a friend. Again, there was only one Stephen Murray.

Beauty Products

WEN hair shampoos and conditioners have been endorsed on QVC  by a number of celebrities for their natural ingredients. The hair products also yield great results for a number of customers. If you’ve been looking for a new conditioner to make your hair healthier and shinier, you may have considered giving Wen a try. Emily McClure from Bustle tried Sephora’s Fig conditioner for seven days. Here are a few important things she discovered.
McClure warns that it takes a lot of product to fully saturate the hair and give your tresses a deep conditioning. You could use up to 32 pumps of conditioner for one washing session. So, if the product works for your hair, it may be best to buy a couple of bottles at a time.

Emily also states that her hair felt better right away. Instantly, her hair was shinier and felt like it had more volume. The Wen conditioner also gave her hair a pleasant scent.

She noticed that her hair was much less frizzy while she was using the conditioner, but her hair was slightly greasier as well. Since her hair was oilier, it didn’t hold a curl for very long, but still had volume and shine.

Overall, McClure says Wen conditioner is ideal for women who wash their hair on a daily basis. She also recommends the conditioner for women with thin hair who want to add more volume to their coifs.
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Operation Smile

After achieving your own measures of success, it is crucial to give back to the community. Avi Weisfogel is an individual who has decades worth of accolades under his belt, and has decided to use his success to benefit those in need. Developing a GoFundMe page for the organization, Operation Smile, Weisfogel has set a goal of two thousand dollars. Stressing the importance of children receiving medical care regardless of a family’s ability to afford it, Operation Smile is a charity intent on granting children free surgical care for conditions such as cleft lip and other facial deformities.

This international charity was established in 1982 by Bill and Kathy Magee. Working with local hospitals, professionals, and the government, this charitable effort identifies the most effective strategies for curing children of these issues. By ascertaining the problems, Operation Smile has effectively helped children and young adults for nearly three decades. Combining their influence with Weisfogel’s vast knowledge and experience, this charity is moving in an even more positive direction.

“My passions and background led me to select Operation Smile as the beneficiary of the GoFundMe campaign I’m running,” said Weisfogel to WRCB TV. With a heavy background in sleep disorders, their treatments, and dentistry, the philanthropist believes that all children should be able to receive exceptional surgical care. Believing that money should never be an issue, Weisfogel intends to change the way of things by focusing on children.

Avi Weisfogel DDS obtained his Bachelor’s in Biology and Psychology from Rutgers University. He then earned his DDS from New York University’s School of Dentistry. From there, he opened his practice of Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999. Granting exceptional care to every patient, this man truly lets his passion fuel his skill and intelligence. Often showing a heavy interest in marketing for dentists and the general business aspect of dentistry, Weisfogel is a man of all trades. Shaping the world by better understanding it, his announcement showcasing his Operation Smile GoFundMe page further spotlights his compassionate soul.

Beauty Products

Why use several hair care products when you could use one. That is the draw of WEN hair. The cleansing conditioner can be used instead of regular conditioner, shampoo, deep conditioner, leave in conditioner and detangler. To see how the product really measures up, Emily McClure of Bustle reviewed the product using it for a week straight. Emily claims to have fine, thin hair and was hoping to give it some volume and shine.

To start with, Emily was surprised with the amount the bottle recommended to use, which is about twice what normal shampoo and conditioner recommend. However, in spite of the amount, Wen hair did not weigh her hair down and Emily enjoyed the shiny, bouncy feel of her clean hair. For someone with thin hair, Emily felt like after only one use, WEN By Chaz Cleansing Conditioner actually made her hair feel thicker.
After a week of use, Emily enjoyed the product, but commented that her hair was greasy feeling and looking by the morning. She recommends showering every morning while using the sephora marketed product, since after a night of sleeping, hair seems more greasy. For those who diligently shower in the morning, WEN by Chaz is perfect; however, for those lazy people who don’t shower every day or shower at night, the product may make hair more oily than normal. Emily was amazed about how WEN by Chaz did make her hair thicker and shinier with more bounce. Wen hair is available online on Amazon.
WEN by Chaz was designed by Chaz Dean, a Los Angeles hair stylist. Along with his career as a hair stylist, Chaz helped other companies design hair care products before creating WEN. After climbing the ranks of a Bel Air salon, Chaz bought the business and relocated to Hollywood. He has an extensive clientele list of celebrities. Like the WEN hair facebook page:


Investing banking just like any other form of banking is essential in supporting investors to enable them to realize their business ideas and dreams. It is a discipline that primarily deals with helping individuals, corporations, and governments in raising financial capital. Investment banks guarantee or act as client agents in securities issuance. Also, it helps companies involved in acquisition and mergers and provides additional services like market making, trading of derivatives, equity securities, and fixed income instruments like currencies and commodities. Investment banks are unique; they do not take deposits from commercial banks.

There are two broad lines of business that investment banks deal with; they include the sell side and the buy side. The sell side involves trading securities for cash or securities for other securities; this may include facilitating transactions and market making. The buy-side, on the other hand, deals with the provision of advisory services to firms that buy investment services. Most typical buy-side entities include private equity funds, mutual funds, life insurance companies, unit trusts and hedge funds. Also, investment banking in some circumstances can have private functions which are separate from public services.

Investment banks support governments and giant business corporations in raising funds to run their operations. Also, investment banks are instrumental in jointly determining current market rates with other ordinary commercial banks. Market interest rates assist in determining how expensive is it to borrow and how profitable is to save. Additionally, investment banking offers valuable advice on the kind of investments you can make and the right season to invest. Also, it helps you in managing your assets, properties, and finances.

Madison Street Capital is a reputable investment banking firm; it is globally established and committed to providing excellent services to its clients. Based in Chicago, Illinois, it offers corporate financial advisory to both the public and the private sector. Other services include asset management, business valuation, financial opinions, and valuation for financial reporting. Additionally, it provides business goodwill and intangible assets valuation services. Furthermore, its clients benefit from services like fairness and solvency opinion. Its customers include medial bond Inc., Central Iowa Energy, LLC and fiber science.

The company believes in building and supporting businesses across the US through dedicated services to its clients. Also, Madison Street Capital supports charity organizations like United Way. This helps needy communities globally by providing education, health, financial stability among other key issues. Madison Street Capital has a dedicated team with exceptional knowledge and expertise. This certainly has made it be among the best middle-level market investment banking firms. Its professionals have the ability to arrange the appropriate financing and capitalization that suits their clients. For business persons seeking acquisitions, selling an asset, building an asset strategy and matters of corporate governance, Madison Street Capital is the solution.

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Judicial Watch, a legal advocacy group, received approval from the United States State Department, to obtain sworn depositions from three former Hillary Clinton aides associated with her illegal private email system. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, of the United States District Court, granted Judicial Watch “limited discovery.”

Judicial Watch seeks to find out why Clinton maintained an email server, in her private residence, while Secretary of State. Clinton, seeking the presidential nomination, has dismissed the issue as nothing more than a misunderstanding. She contends she, a no time, sent or received documents labeled “classified.”

Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl D. Mills, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedinand undersecretary Patrick F. Kennedy will face deposition, from Judicial Watch, along with State Department employee Bryan Pagliano. Pagiliano maintained the Clinton server and appeared before a congressional committee, refusing to answer any questions, under the Fifth Amendment.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation continues its probe into Clinton’s illegal email server and classified information transmission violations. United States intelligence agencies continue to conduct their own investigations regarding specific rules and law violations. Led by the Associated Press, nearly 40 civil lawsuits demanding the release of Clinton’s records while Secretary of State. Opponents to Clinton’s illegal home-based server contend she exposed classified information to hackers and intelligence gathering organizations worldwide.

Before the granting to allow sworn depositions, the United States State Department made 52,000 pages of Clinton’s documents for public inspection. Due to the classified nature of Clinton’s documents, the 52,000 pages release is just a fraction of the entire document file she generated as Secretary of State.

Ross Abelow is a respected New York attorney, with offices at 140 East 45th Street,Floor 19T, in Manhattan. Mr.Abelow specializes in athletic and entertainment law as well as family and matrimonial law. Ross graduated from New York Univesity and received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn College of Law.

In January, Ross created a Go Fund Me campaign, to aid New York City animal shelters. He hopes to raise $5000. Citing the insufficient budgets animal shelters operate with, the donations received will provide blankets, food, medication and necessary treatments for troubled animals. With many shelters in small spaces, Abelow believes the additional funds will allow them to expand. Ross participates in community affairs, and is a personal and legal blog writer, contributing to social media sites.


There is a major migration crisis in Europe which if not well addressed will cause more damage and compromise the unity of the countries under European Union. This crisis is a major humanitarian crisis as the migrants are desperate for asylum. The flaws of the Asylum Policy Recent negotiations between European Union and Turkey led to the formulation of an asylum policy. The policy however is full of flaws that are detrimental to the survival of the refugees. On examination of the policy, George Soros found some flaws. The policy is not exactly European as it was made in Turkey. It also lacks funding and refugees are forced to stay in places they do not prefer. George Soros’ Opinion on the Right Course for EU Asylum System George Soros explained various actions that EU should take to help rectify the humanitarian catastrophe in Greece. His very worthy advice was published in The New York Review of Books. One of the actions that EU should take is to dedicate large amounts of funds to address the crisis. This fund on will help reduce the anti-immigrant sentiment in some countries and help the refugees get settled in countries of preference. Ideally the countries that contain the refugees and the refugees themselves are entitled to financial support so that they can be able to cater for the basic needs. A good amount of fund will help Europe regulate the number of refugees getting in Europe. George Soros proposed the number of arrivals to be 300,000 to 500,000 in a year. This number will enable the refugees to be assured of settlement in Europe and allow the governments to accommodate them comfortably. George Soros estimated that at least $34 billion (30 billion Euros) will be needed per year. This money will be able to fund all the frontline countries with large refugee population, create a common asylum agency and enhance security in the EU external borders. The amount of this money when compared to the risk of not containing the refugee crisis seems an insignificant amount. The biggest threat of this crisis on is the collapse of the Schengen system. This collapse has been valued to cause losses of about 100 billion Euros annually by the French Commissioner for Policy Planning. Ways of Raising the Capital EU is capable of raising the amount needed to save the crisis. What it is lacking is the political capacity. Imposing new tax revenues is the easiest solution but it will obviously get objections. The best way to introduce the tax is through introduction of new legislation. A better alternative will be to reopen the European Commission’s Multiannual Financial Frame work. It will offer an opportunity to increase VAT. EU’s triple-A credit can be employed to get funds too. They could also use financial entities like EFSM and ESM. George Soros George is a world renowned philanthropist and investor. He is the founder and chairman of Open Society Foundations and Soros Fund Management. He is a well known author and has published several important articles. He is among the top listed rich persons in the world. He has made various successful investments. The Open Society is established in more than 100 countries where it supports a number of projects.

Read more about George at The New York Times.

World News

The people were caught up in the earthquake in Peru and Ecuador have received aid from Venezuela. The President of the country sent planes with food and supplies to the victims of the earthquake, and he has left the door open for more aid. Everyone is trying to do their part to help the people who were hit so savagely by the earthquake, and anything that is sent is good for the people there.
There are a lot of people who been affected by the earthquake according to David Osio, and they are all receiving supplies from Venezuela that are a Godsend. The people who are struggling to survive in this terrible circumstance need what is coming from Venezuela, and it is a very good look for the government of the country to show that they are a great and growing economy that can step up to help others.

South America is coming together to make sure that all in their number are protected, and they are going to be sending as many supplies as they can. “A lot of people were wondering who was going to step up to offer aid first, and they got it first from the people in Venezuela because of their amazing and proactive government” says Osio. The government moved fast because the earthquake was felt there in the hearts of all the people who are in power, and it means a lot to the people who are all very proud South Americans.