Why Does Jason Hope Believe In The Internet Of Things?

Smart technology is currently changing the way that we interface with the world around us. A long time ago it would have been hard to imagine keyless cars, much less an app that you can use from your phone in order to secure your entire house.

As smart technology continues to become the norm we expect more and more companies to start taking advantage of the technology. Leading the charge in smart tech is Jason Hope — an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and futurist who seems to have his eyes set on the Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things, often abbreviated as IoT, is the umbrella term under which we refer to the interfacing of smart technology on every day objects. It is Hope’s belief that one day consumers will have utilized smart technology so completely that their very life will be changed forever. Right now the Internet of Things is a fairly niche sub genre of the tech revolution but we don’t expect it to stay that way going into the future. Hope is an active writer on the internet where he discusses how the Internet of Things has the potential to completely change the world.

Of course, Jason Hope is much more than just someone who believes in the future of the Internet of Things. Hope is also an active philanthropist and his work is saving lives around the planet. Hope’s work with the SENS Foundation has already garnered major breakthroughs in the realm of heart and lung disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

End Citizens United’s Fortitude for Campaign Finance Reform

End Citizens United is determined in using their platform to bring change to the election process by transforming campaign finance. The political action committee (PAC) wants their grass roots efforts to make this change become a reality. Their actions have already made a massive impact.


After the organization formed in March 2015, politicians began to take notice. End Citizens United has been very vocal, along with their supporters, that campaign finance reform will require a balance of power in the political system. Politicians are now aware that going forward elections will have an undercurrent of campaign finance reform for the voters’ decision. End Citizen’s United has already become a major player in the political process, and they’re just getting started.


After receiving over $2 million with small donations from supporters of their mission, End Citizen’s United became a force aimed at seeing that transparency in the political process becomes the truth of the election process. They will put an end to the notion that “corporations are people” and corporate billionaires having no accountability for their political contributions.


End Citizens United believes when the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its decision in 2010, with Citizens United vs. F.E.C., they created an imbalance of power for transparency. Their position on that decision is that it opens the door for many special interest groups and corporations to write their own ticket into the political process. End Citizens United believes that their responsibility, on behalf of the U.S. voters, is to bring accountability to politicians and corporations.


The mission of the organization is simple; to combat large money contributions in politics and dismantle what they consider is a rigged system. It is End Citizens United ultimate goal to have the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturned.


The actions taken by the End Citizens United team is to assure the voters that they elect pro-reform candidates. Using an increasing number of petitioners, the PAC has made it a priority to raise the issue of money in politics and using those memberships to demonstrate their political power on this issue.


The organization has the potential to receive over 4 million additional petitioners by the end of 2017, after partnering with Ready PAC, formerly “Ready For Hillary” PAC. Ready PAC has entrusted End Citizens United with an email list that will increase their support. End Citizens United continues to reach out to voters and they’ve received enormous support for their mission.


End Citizens United’s fight for U.S. voters has been an incredible conquest in a challenging political season. Their ultimate victory will be determined by getting democratic support in key elections. The organization believes that meaningful change can happen with democratic leadership and so far they appear to be well on their way to winning.

Securus welcomes Rick Smith as new CEO, seeks to attain better future

Securus Technologies’ Board of Directors installed Rick Smith as its new CEO on June 23, 2008. The turnover of leadership was led by Richard Falcone who was then the company’s chairman and CEO.

In 2004, Securus was formed with the merger of T-Netix and Evercom. These leading firms in corrections market industry during that time gave the company prestige and a good reputation in the industry.

Five years later, the company bought the Syscon Justice Systems, which was a brand leader in the offender management systems.

Rick Smith is known to possess highly competitive industry background, set of excellent skills, breadth of international experience and track record as he leads Securus. He has extensive exposure in telecom, holding various positions in a wide array of disciplines at Frontier Corporation such as operations, finance, IT, and business development. In his career for more than nine years, he has led as CEO of Eschelon Telecom, Inc. During that time, he was responsible for increasing the firm’s revenue from about $30 to $350 million and increased the EBITDA to about $80 million or a CAGR of 48%. This achieved Eschelon’s successful IPO in 2005.

Also, he has a high educational attainment. He has an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and the State University of New York at Buffalo, respectively. He has a master’s degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Brockport. He also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.

Securus Technologies has since then provided excellent services to its clients by focusing on innovative initiatives that are continuously being undertaken in all key areas. These new developments have resulted to making the company its leading status as a technology company in the industry. Under Rick Smith’s management, it is undoubtedly a great choice to continue the firm’s legacy to stay focused and drive the company to its full potential. This will help in achieving the company’s ultimate goal and that is to be an undisputed industry leader.

Know more: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/SECURUS-Technologies-Reviews-E40390.htm

With its main office in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies has over 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over a million inmates across North America. The company takes pride in serving and providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service and monitoring products and services to make our world a safer place to live. Securus focuses on connecting what matters. Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.

Chaz Dean Is Revolutionizing Hair Care

One has to understand that Chaz Dean would not attach his name to his products if he did not believe in them. After all, with his name attached to them, that puts a lot of weight on his shoulders. If anything goes wrong or there are any issues, he is the one that is going to take the fall for it. They will look directly at him, which is why it takes a certain amount of courage and guts to put someone’s name on something. For Chaz Dean, that has never been an issue with him. He proudly puts his name on his hair care products.

Now, he is not doing this so people look at him, give him all the praise, and bow down to him. That is clearly not the case. He is not in this for the attention. He is in this because he knows he can make a true difference in people’s lives with his GuthyRenker beauty and hair care products. That is why he does it. He does not do it for fun and games. While he has fun and is very innovative, he also knows people are spending money on these products and they expect a certain level of quality with that.

WEN Hair was recently tested by Emily McClure of Bustle.com, and she is a fashion and beauty expert for their website. If there is a quality product out there and she has heard buzz about it, she is going to try it out for herself and give the people the honest truth on what they can expect out of it. She did that over the course of seven days and also was kind enough to include photos for her readers as well. This way, they were able to get both the written review along with her photos.

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Brad Reifler Focuses On Helping Middle-Class Americans To Access Broader Investment Opportunities

The host of a renowned television show “Money Monster,” Lee Gates, picks hot stocks. During a live broadcasting, Kyle Budwell, a disgruntled investor, storms on the show. While taking Gates hostage, he tells him that he followed his investment tips, but lost everything.

Lee pleads with Kyle. His longtime producer who is in the control room is communicating with him through an earpiece. Brad Reifler asserts that although Money Monster is a fictional movie, it talks much about Wall Street.

Wall Street zeroes in on accredited (wealthy) investors. This way, these individuals can invest in different opportunities, which are not accessible by non-accredited investors.

Brad Reifler, the chief executive officer and founder of Forefront Capital, has made it his duty to provide middle-class Americans with the investment opportunities provided to the 1 percent. Previously, he was aiding the wealthy to get wealthier.

According to Bloomberg, Brad Reifler argues that small investors face three major challenges, which are high management fees, access to investments and stock market risks. Brad posits that most firms on Wall Street charge high management fees irrespective of how the portfolio of their clients performs.

This way, brokers are making more money regardless of their client’s success, which is wrong. Crunchbase revealed that Brad Reifler goes ahead to say that for a long time, non-accredited investors have been provided with limited investment options. The government considers accredited investors more intelligent.

To this end, they are allowed to invest in private funds and hedge funds. The limited investment opportunities that are availed to non-accredited investors are correlated to the stock market. This means that they are highly volatile.

Brad Reifler asserts that he founded Forefront Capital with the objective of enabling small investors to save for their future. Through his visionary leadership, the company has been able to create several successful subsidiaries, including Forefront Partners and Forefront Advisory, LLC.

Previously, Brad founded Reifler Trading Corporation and Pali Capital. The former engaged in the independent futures market. When he started the corporation, he largely focused on discretionary accounts.

Later, he expanded to global derivative advisory, institutional research, execution services and information dissemination. He sold the company to the largest futures corporation in the globe, Refco Inc. Pali was a sell side broker focusing on the competitive equity market.

Learn more about Brad Reifler: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/financial-expert-brad-reifler-explains-the-truth-surrounding-the-new-film-money-monster-300270830.html

Achievements of Madison Street Capital

The M&A has recently announced Madison Street Capital, a Chicago based banking firm (for international investments), as a finalist for M&A 15th Annual Advisor Awards. The awards are widely respected in the financial industry as a pinnacle of achievement. They recognize excellence in financing, restructuring and deal making while celebrating the achievements and contribution of leading professionals and firms.



Madison Street CEO and founder, Charles Botchway, said the company was very pleased to have assisted Dowco, their longstanding client, with the acquisition of Acuna & Associates S.A.He added they were honored to be running for the M&A Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year award.



According to the Madison Street Capital, their dealmakers work consistently across multiple time zones in a bid to connect their clients with emerging and growing businesses. This is all done to ensure their clients are connected to businesses suiting their diverse needs for continued success and growth.



KardD’Cunha, the Senior Managing Director of Madison Street Capital, stated that the acquisition of Acuna &Asociados S.A. by Dowco as a very complex cross-border transaction involving many moving parts. Winners of the awards will be announced at M&A’s 15th Annual Advisor Awards Gala to be held at the New York Athletic Club on November 9th.



About M&A Advisor



In 1998 the M&A Advisor was formed to offer intelligence and insights on M&A activities. Over the past eighteen years they have strived to establish a premier global network of finance, turnaround and M&A professionals. Currently, they have the privilege of recognizing achievements of, presenting, and facilitating connections between the industry’s best international performers with a comprehensive range of services.



Madison Street Capital



Madison Street Capital can be described as an international investment banking firm that is committed to service, leadership, excellence and integrity. This is done in delivering valuation services, financial opinions, acquisition and merger expertise and financial advisory services to privately and publicly held businesses. Such services position their clients to succeed in local and global marketplaces.



The client’s objectives and goals become the same to Madison Street Capital when undertaking each new project. Goals range from successful capital raises and financial advisory to transfers of ownership to M&A transactions.Madison Street Capital reputation is unparalleled and it sees emerging markets as the main component driving their client’s global growth. The firm will consistently concentrate on major assets on these markets.


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George Soros tops the list of Wealthy Hedge Fund Managers

A new 2017 Forbes list of World’s Richest Hedge Fund Billionaires places George Soros in pole position. According to the excerpt published on March 20, 2017 Soros leads the rankings with an estimated net worth of about $25 billion. His investment portfolio, Soros Fund Management (SFM) oversees assets to the tune of $30 billion. The fund is managed by Dawn Fitzpatrick, one of the most prominent women CEO’s on Wall Street. The hedge fund billionaire was one among 45 hedge fund billionaires listed by the magazine. The other prominent names in the list include James Simons, Ray Dalio, Steve Cohen and David Tepper. James Simons is the brain behind Renaissance Technologies. Although he retired from the hedge fund in 2010, Renaissance Institutional Equities continue to post solid gains, growing by 21.5% in 2016.

Renaissance Institutional Equities currently manages wealth estimated at $36 billion, with Simon’s net worth standing at $18 billion. Steve Cohen, whose net worth was estimated at $13 billion, oversees Point 72 Asset Management. The fund was initially went by the name CAS Capital. Ray Dalio is best-known as the founder of the largest hedge fund in the world, Bridgewater Associates that manages assets worth $160 billion. The others hedge funds managed by Dalio include All Weather Fund and Pure Alpha hedge fund, which have all been performing modestly in recent year. Dalio’s net worth was estimated at $16.8 billion. David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management today manages $17 billion worth of assets. The former trader at Goldman Sachs, now based in Miami, Florida has a net worth of approximately $11 billion.

Outside his hedge fund and everyday trading engagements, George Soros is deeply involved in philanthropy. He saw it right to establish the Open Society Foundations in the early 80’s to assist countries, making a transition from communism. According to the Opensocietyfoundadations.org, Soros the organization’s mission is to build vibrant and tolerant societies with inclusive and accountable governments. OSF and its constituent organizations operate several offices and outposts around the world. These include the Open Society Foundation office in London, New York and Washington, DC and the Open Society Institute in Budapest, Hungary.

Over the last three decades, OFS has had expenditures estimated at over $13 billion. In 2014, the Foundations expenditure stood at about $820 million. A lot of this money has gone into priority issues and regions that the organization strongly cares about like democratic development in Eastern European countries and public health issues such as TB and HIV. The other areas priority includes defending human rights, fighting discrimination and advancement of Roma communities, education projects and promoting reforms in the US. The focus areas in US reforms include equal rights, criminal justice, palliative care, democratic governance and drugs.

Squaw Valley Issues Statement About Water Contamination

One of the largest resorts in the country has been in the new recently for a water situation. Squaw Valley has recently issued a statement in regards to questions about their water and the incident that occurred. E. coli and coliform bacteria were detected in the drinking water at the resort, prompting immediate action.



This potential issue was reported to the Placer County Department of Environmental Health immediately after it was detected, on November 8th, 2016. Since that initial report was made, the water has been treated on a consistent basis and has been showing improvement. Out of the four wells on the upper mountain, three are showing no signs of E. coli and little to now signs of coliform.



On November 30th, a statement was issued in regards to the water issue, by Squaw Valley’s Public Relations Director Liesl Kenney.



According to Mr. Kenney, there was an unusually strong storm that affected Placer County in October. This storm led to an inundation of their newly installed water system on the upper mountain. This inundation led to the water contamination. No water was available to the public during any of this time.



During their routine testing processes, the contamination was detected and the proper authorities were alerted immediately. Squaw Valley also began consulting other leading water safety experts to expedite the process. With all of the help, they have taken the necessary steps to address the water issue and will not return the resort to its normal condition until authorities have deemed it possible.



Squaw Valley is concerned about only their customers and their commitment to providing them the best services, when it is safe to do so. The resort has taken the matter very seriously and customers will still have access to their facilities, with free bottled water for drinking. Mr. Kenney assures the public that they will be updated on the progress of this water issue and they appreciate the understanding of their customers.




Roberto Santiago: Maker of Manaira Shopping Center

In the city of Joao, Pessao, Roberto Santiago built the impressive shopping center that has everything in it. He made it easy to access anything that you may need and all in one place. This makes it a one-stop shop center that will amaze you

You will love this center as it offers basically everything that you may need from food, entertainment, stationery, appliances and everything that a shop may have. Here is the best place that you can go to get anything that you may need.

The Features

The Domus Hall

This hall was opened way back in 2009, and it has been hosting very many functions all of which are important and celebratory in nature.

  1. Fairs like science and others
  2. Receptions for weddings and functions
  3. Theater for dramatic performances and other arts
  4. Art exhibitions for paintings, creative art, and new age art
  5. Bars, cabins, and bathrooms

This hall is a big part of the center. Read more on Exame.


You Will Love Visiting the Following Areas

  • Do you need a hall? You can always hire the Domus hall for exhibitions, fairs, and other functions.
  • Feeling hungry? You can pop over to the food court which will offer you various dishes.
  • Need entertainment? With eight cinemas showing different movies at all times, you can never get bored.
  • Do you want a run room? If you want outdoor fun activities that require lots of run room, you can go to the leisure area that has all the fun activities you can engage in.

The Size

From the leisure areas, the evenly spaced stores and the entire buildings, halls and everything, it’s all very impressively big.

Entertainment and Stalls

Entertainment is important here with there being a lot of areas that will give you all the fun that you need. There are also over 280 stores here that will provide you with all the things that you need. The best thing about this is that you do not get bored shopping despite it being under one roof.

Spoilt for Choice

When you walk into Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping center, you will find everything that you sometimes need same products from several brands which make for great choice, and you will have all that you need in order o make the best choices that will fit your needs perfectly.

In Conclusion

This is a store that will provide you with everything that you need. As a center, it qualifies tremendously, and you can be sure that if you are looking for something, you will find it here.

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Betsy DeVos and Her Constant Effort for the Improvement of Education System in the Country

The newly appointed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has long been waiting to be appointed to this position so that she can carry on with the education reforms and make changes to the educational system of the country that has so far lagged behind. She is a supporter of school choices and voucher programs to help the youth of this country get the education that they deserve. According to her, the current school system was not enough for the big American Dream.

Even though Betsy DeVos married into a wealthy family, she too has strong ties to the conservative movement. Her father was one of the founding members of the Family Research Council. Her siblings are part of the Edgar & Elsa Prince Foundation that contributes to the groups such as the Alliance Defense Fund, Education Freedom Fund and also the Heritage Foundation. While most people know about the millions of dollars that Betsy has spent on bankrolling Republican candidates in different parts of the country, she and her husband, Dick DeVos have their foundation that they started in 1989 and which contributes to various charitable institutions across the country and outside. According to the reports, the DeVos Family Foundation has donated nearly $26.8 million to the different community and public efforts and more than $19.8 million to the arts and culture groups in the country in 2015 alone.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/devos-sessions-transgender-students-rights.html?_r=0

The couple has chosen many different areas for their charity, but her choice of charity shows some clues as to why she was chosen as the Education Secretary by the President Donald Trump. School choice is one of the primary interests of Betsy, and she contributes towards groups that support it. Also, she has given an enormous amount of money to the Education Freedom Fund that offers a scholarship to children from low-income families to study at private schools. She was also involved in many national conservation organizations like the Acton Institute and the American Dream PAC.

Betsy DeVos had an affiliation for politics from an early age. She went to the Calvin College for her graduation and earned a business degree along with BA in Political Science. She started her political career by working in the national politics working for the presidential campaign of Gerald Ford in the year 1976. Over the years, she has served on the boards of many businesses, political organizations and non-profit organizations. She was the National Committeewoman for MI between the year 1992-1997 and then as the Chairperson of the MI Republican Party from 1996 till 2000. She was again elected in 2003 when Granholm was the Governor. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com