Russion State Bans Open Society Foundations the George Soros Philanthropic Organization

It was recently reported any news article by Fortune magazine, George Soros Open Society Foundations has been banned from Russia and deemed a security threat. The Russian Federation has released a statement about the situation that reads as follows;
““It was found that the activity of the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation represents a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and the security of the state.” Instead of taking the help from the Hungarian born philanthropist, the Russian state claims it feels threatened both constitutionally and also as a security risk. Perhaps it is the pro-democracy aspect of the Open Society Foundation that the Russians find so intimidating. Mr. Soros may have fallen out of the good graces of the Russian Government earlier this year when he proposed that the West should try to step up its aid in Ukraine. He was proposing a $50 billion financial package that was seen by the Russians as aggravating the situation there. The Russian offenses in that area of the world have seen Russia openly criticized by the West. The money may have also been seen as a tool to help the opposition.

Mr. George Soros founded the open Society foundations in 1979. When his personal wealth 25 million decided to semiretired and he began his philanthropic activities by helping students in South Africa during apartheid. Mr. Soros was quoted by fortune.com as saying ““We are confident that this move is a temporary aberration; the aspirations of the Russian people for a better future cannot be suppressed and will ultimately succeed.”

The Open Society Foundations has been doing very important charitable work in the world for over 35 years. With programs in over 110 countries and millions of people as beneficiaries, this philanthropic institution is well recognized for all the good it does produce globally.

George Soros was born in Budapest Hungary. He and his family were forced to migrate by the Nazis when he was only 15. He graduated from the London School of Economics. In 1992 Mr. Soros made $1 billion by betting that the English pound would not be able to stay within the European monetary system. He was 100% correct and made his money when the United Kingdom was forced to devalue a its currency. Mr. Storos is also an accomplished author with 14 bestsellers to his name. He has written many essays and has been quoted in articles and interviews making amazingly accurate predictions for the financial markets.

Mr. Soros has expressed the opinion that this year we may be seeing a market crash reminiscent of the crash of 2008. He is also very concerned about the European Union and its reaction or should I say it’s the lack of a unified reaction and policy towards the Syrian Middle Eastern migration crisis. Mr. Soros has also been quoted as letting investors know that this is a very cautious time and to be very prudent with their investments. He has been amazingly on point with his financial predictions and in his political opinions. Mr. Soros has even gone on to formulate a comprehensive plan to help with the migration crisis that he believes could actually derail the entire European Union and caused its collapse.

Skout Becomes The New Social Media Favorite

Parents have become interested in knowing what their children are interested in. This is certainly true when it comes to social media. There are a lot of parents out there that are interested in seeing what apps are going to best suit their needs. They also look for the apps that there kids are using in order to find out what they children are doing online.

There is always a new hot app that will be replacing whatever parents thought was popular. Just as one app gets hot, another app may grow cold. My Space was replaced by Facebook. Snap Chat replaced many of the instant messaging apps. In most instances one apps gains popularity because it is better than the one that was released before this. Word catches on and the apps become hits. That is certainly the case with Spotify and other apps like Apple Radio.

Apps like Skout have become popular for social media because these apps allow people to meet new friends that may not necessarily be on Facebook. This has become the way that people utilize new sites. They will often look for people that may not have profiles on other sites. In many cases it is easy to find new profiles that you have not seen anywhere else on Skout because users can search by pictures. This is actually the way that many users strike up a conversation with others. Many people are fans of Skout because it gives them a connection to local people as well as people in other cities, states and countries. It has become the new meeting place for online connections.

There are some people that are using Skout for finding friends, but it is also a site that shines for date seekers. That is another reason why this app is popular. There are a lot of premium apps that allow people to find dates, but there are a few quality free apps for those that are interested in dating. This app has millions of users, and a lot of them are single. That makes it an ideal for those that are interested in dating someone through an online app without paying a monthly fee.

It’s also a great way to actually connect with people that are trying to find jobs. There are some people that frequent sites like LinkedIn, but the Skout app gives you access to everything. People can find job leads and make friends. They can date and chat.

Rise in New York Real Estate Prices sheds light on the market

With a rise in the prices of NYC luxury real estate in the 4th quarter of 2015, there seems to be a level of confidence that hasn’t been in the New York real estate market for many years. The vacancy levels were a small distraction from this rise in real estate prices, but not enough to deter from the major factor of rising prices.

The average price for real estate in New York City right now is 2 million dollars. This was a 5.2 percent rise from 2014 Q4 prices. These patterns show healthy growth in the New York real estate market. Individuals are willing to pay top dollar to live in a city that gives them the work and living opportunities they are looking for. Price per square foot is also up at just over 1,500 dollars. There are many different factors contributing into this, but a bit part of that price jump is that vacancy levels are continuing to drop in the New York area.

This is a reason why the median prices have been rising. There has also been a shift in the economic pricing of the resale market. Sellers who are looking to move their home at a market friendly price has been able to follow this upward trend. This is moving the whole market towards new record highs.

An Insight on Oscar Pistorius’ Trial

The trail of a South African athlete Oscar Pistorius commenced in March 2014 at the High Court in Pretoria. Oscar was charged with the murder of his lover Steenkamp, but the High Court Judge found him guilty of homicide and reckless use of a firearm at a public place. He was sentenced in October 2014, where he received five years in prison for culpable manslaughter, and another three years suspended prison term for using his firearm in a reckless manner.

 

The alleged crime committed by Oscar Pistorius happened on 14th Feb 2013. He shot and killed her girlfriend at his home in Pretoria, but according to his evidence he mistook her for an intruder who had invaded his home. He was arrested the same day and charged with murder at a court in Pretoria the following day. The bail hearing began on 19th Feb 2013, and both the prosecution and defense lawyers agreed that the accused had fired four shots through the toilet door, and his girlfriend was inside. Pistorius argued that he thought his lover was in bed, and he was shooting an intruder.

 

After Pistorius was sentenced, the prosecution confirmed to appeal against the sentence and the verdict. In December 2014, Judge Masipa allowed the prosecution to appeal against acquittal of murder charges and not the five year sentence. In August 2015, it was recommended that Oscar should be released from prison and serve the remaining term under house arrest. This decision was made after Pistorius was not regarded a danger to the society as well as his good behavior.

 

An overview of Brenda Wardle

 

Breda Wardle is a legal expert from South Africa who has also participated in the trail of Oscar Pistorius. She has three major degrees in law including a Masters of Laws. Wardle is recognized across the globe for legal analysis and expertise she has been providing. She was invited on several occasions during the trail of Pistorius, at his placement and also the appeal.

 

Brenda Wardle has published many law journals and newspaper articles, covering major trails that have taken place in South Africa and also the entire world. Additionally, she has written 12 manuals that focus on Contract Management Framework for public sector in the Republic of South Africa.

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New York Real Estate Sets New Record

The New York Times recently ran a story that is probably something real estate investors are very happy about. The price for real estate in New York is continuing to climb higher. The hot real estate areas are next to Central Park, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Old records were shattered and new records were set in sales. Real estate professionals agree that this was a record year for real estate sales in New York. Even Brooklyn sales were off the charts. Now, the area is a highly sought after address for a business and a residence.

Real Estate Future Looks Bright
Indeed, the market for real estate is booming in New York City aparments for sale. Furthermore, the search for luxury property is also on the rise. The fact is that the wealth is out there to buy those high rise penthouses or luxury commercial buildings. The good news is that the inventory is out there to satisfy those eager buyers. Sales are all over the place. However, there was significant growth with condominium sales. A lot of the buyers were also foreigners. For example, China is one country that has an eye on a lot of the real estate in New York City’s finest luxury condominiums and other properties.

About Town Residential
How do you find the best luxury properties in New York City. Well, the obvious choice is to work with Town Residential. They are one of the leading Luxury Real Estate Firms in the city. The firm was started back in 2010 by CEO and founder Andrew Heiberger. The firm is co-chaired by Joseph Sitt.

They have risen to the top of the real estate market and attracted numerous clients looking for high end properties. Their knowledge and grasp of what the client wants has made them stand out in the real estate market.

Looking Good and Feeling Good

The Internet has undoubtedly changed the world. And the world of men’s fashion is no exception. It is no secret that men have not made a past time of traditional brick-and-mortar shopping like their female counterparts. But, thanks to online consumerism, men’s fashion is experiencing a renaissance. Two individuals in particular were tired of the traditional retail experience. Benjamin Earley and Evan Fript first met in college and, upon realizing how few options men have in terms of luxury footwear and how very expensive those few options are, decided to venture into making and selling the world’s most stylish, comfortable, and affordable men’s shoes.

They say fashion comes at a price. But that price is now a bit more manageable and looking good more accessible thanks to Benjamin and Evan. They founded their Paul Evans brand of men’s leather italian shoes in 2012 and launched the Paul Evans NY e-commerce site in August 2013. During their journey, Benjamin and Evan were led to a factory in Naples, Italy where shoe making is a generations-old tradition. At first, they offered three different styles of men’s oxfords, soon expanding, in 2014, to include penny loafers, Martin whole-cut oxfords, and suede tassel loafers. In 2015, they began offering 16 different styles of men’s shoes and expanded their line to include men’s leather belts and briefcases as well.

Renting Or Buying Commercial Property In Brooklyn Or Manhattan Has Been Made Simple By Town Residential

The real estate market in New York is running very strong at the moment especially in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Contracts for Manhattan luxury properties have been signed quite frequently as of late. September of 2015 was a fantastic month for real estate in Manhattan. Olshan Realty saw 70 contracts for extravagant $4 million dollar apartments, with some even costing more. This is the best the realty market has seen for high-end living in approximately 9 years. The realty companies must be ecstatic. Other properties in Manhattan have done very well. Statistics and analysis point to terms such as absorption in other areas of Manhattan like Midtown and Midtown East.

Brooklyn, another one of New York City’s safer and more popular burrows, has been cited in the real estate analysis provided by The Real Deal which can be reviewed and interpreted here. September appeared to be a busy and big money month in Brooklyn according to the Real Deal’s real estate analysis report. Brooklyn appears to being doing well as also. There was a $1.7 multifamily dollar volume in September. It’s important to realize Brooklyn, along with Manhattan are well-off burrows of New York City, and they are beginning to expand. Some of the data on the the Real Deal market reports for the recent months in 2015 can be a bit difficult to understand without some assistance though.

Town Residential has several experienced team on NYC apartments for sale member ready, willing and able to sit down with an prospective investor or buyer and explain what absorption means in real estate jargon, and the team members of Town Residential will also be able to explain how absorption, market expansion, supply and demand and other factors can influence a buy or renters short and long term investments in pricey, upscale New York City properties. It is important to know these things when committing to such a huge purchase or decision to rent. Brooklyn and Manhattan are lovely, and they are getting lovely.

The firm of Town Residential has a principal their customers would love to know. They are full of empathy, long-time New York residents, home-owners and renters, and they want to make the clients of Town Residential as happy and comfortable as they possibly can.

Wirth announces plan for gondola

 

Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley ski resort, announced last April his facility will open a “base to bases” gondola between his resort and Alpine Meadows. The two operations combined in 2011 and have been finding ways to work together since that time. The two mountains, near Tahoe, are close to each other, but until now you still had to drive from one base to the other, to get from one to the other.

Wirth said between 20 and 25 percent of people at the two resorts ski at both, and many of those do on the same day. He said he did not know how much, but the gondola should cut down on traffic on the road between the two mountains.

The gondola will travel from one base to the other and some of that will be on federal land, which has been a concern to some environmentalists. The route also goes along the property line of Troy Caldwell. Wirth said he and Caldwell have worked out an agreement for the gondola to cross some of Caldwell’s land. The route will go along his western border, a press release said.

With said the idea of connecting the two resorts goes back to Wayne Pouslen, who started the Squaw Valley resort. Some have suggested this could make the two resorts the largest ski area in America. Wirth said that is possible but it is not a great concern to him. He is more interested in making the facility as good as it can be, and adding the gondola is part of that.

Wirth is CEO of Squaw Valley and has worked in the resort industry for 25 years. He began his career in the resort industry at Steamboat Springs resort in 1986.