Skout Travel Is The Cheapest Way To See The World

Traveling is a lot of fun, especially for those who can afford it. The fact is, most people can’t afford to travel the way they’d like, or else they wouldn’t be stuck at home all the time. If a person had all the money in the world to travel where they’d like, it’s likely that they would make the world their oyster, and they would travel to many places around the globe. There are certain destinations that are more expensive than others when it comes to traveling, and some people can only wish that they could travel to these locations.

A jet-set person would simply get into their private jet and head over to any destination they choose, and they may stay in the best hotels while they travel. Those who are jets set are also likely to be eating some of the best foods, and they’ll be enjoying every moment of their journey. Unfortunately, most people can’t afford to live a life like this, and that’s where Skout on skoutorganic.com comes in. Those who would love to travel around the globe but can’t afford it would do well to use the Skout Travel feature. The Skout Travel feature costs only 25 Skout points, and this is relatively low in cost compared to the real cost to travel to the same destination.

If a person can go to Brazil and check out Rio de Janeiro, without having to board a plane or pay outrageous amounts of money for a hotel room, then why wouldn’t they want to experience this? Some may also want to go to places like Australia, but they don’t feel they could deal with the long flight, or having to change from one flight to another. The Skout Travel feature allows a person to bypass all the annoying things that they would have to put up with when traveling across the globe, especially if they had to travel coach class.

While using Skout it’s possible to enjoy many of the same things that a person actually traveling to the country would enjoy, except there is no worrying about buying anything, only seeing the beautiful sites that the country has to offer. The Skout Travel feature has made a lot of people very happy, especially for the fact that it allows them to see new places around the world. Those who don’t have Skout points can easily purchase it by going onto the Skout network. Skout points must be purchased with a credit or debit card online.

Once a person has Skout points reserved in their account, then they can easily use the points to purchase any of the features that the Skout network has, including the Skout Travel feature. Using Skout Travel can be the most fun that a person has, especially if they choose to travel to several destinations. Those who are curious about what’s in the world outside of where they currently live will learn a lot by using the Skout Travel feature, especially when traveling to international destinations.

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Sep
9

Learn More About the Philanthropic Work of Bruce Levenson

Bruce and Ed Peskowitz initially launched the UCG in a store room that was based above a liqueur store located at Bruce’s dad apartment. He started his journalism career after he joined the Washington Star. He later became a reporter for the energy information newsletter that was owned by the Observer Publishing. Bruce currently serves on the board of United Communication Group, and he also works as the adviser to the United Communication Group executive team. Bruce Levenson on wikipedia also worked as the founder and also as a member of Tech Target, which is a company that is publicly traded. The company was initially started in United Communication Group before it went public in 2003. He has also served on various boards that comprise of the Specialized Information Industry, Hoop Dreams Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Washington. He also served as the president of ‘I Have a Dream Foundation’ that is based in Washington. Recently, Bruce and his wife have been actively involved in philanthropic activities and Non- profit management, which is situated at the University of Maryland.

The center at the University of Maryland provides a lot of innovative courses and various programs that are provided each semester. The classes usually conclude in more than $ 10,000 gift that is given to worthy non–profit organizations. In 2015, a dorm was constructed at the center to take care of the freshmen who were to report for their various courses. The center, which is sponsored by Bruce, has managed to send 12 graduate students to India to go and work for various non-governmental organizations that are focused on the disabled, youth outreach, and wildlife preservation. The center offers an exciting approach to higher education that provides help to both local and international communities. By so doing, the students can put the skills that they have acquired from the university to impact in a positive manner the lives of the local communities and worldwide. Through the school, the students are encouraged to give back to the community.

Bruce has been a leading donor to the Holocaust Museum that is located in the United States. The Museum has been running a program that teaches the city students about the lessons that were learned during the Holocaust, and they are also trained on how to be tour guides at the museum. Bruce Levenson has been known to support other projects with Jewish connections like the Birthright Israel, the Jewish Federation, the BBYO, the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute, and the Jewish –American Youth Movement.

Just recently in 2013, Bruce Levenson was among the 100 most prominent American Jews who communicated to the Israeli Prime Minister, and they urged him to work closely with the secretary of state for the United States. Bruce graduated from the Washington University and the law school at the American University. During his free time, he likes to play golf, spend time with his family, and eating hard-shell crabs. He loves travelling for adventure. Recently, with his wife, they spent several days camping at the Antarctica.

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Sep
9

Bruce Levenson Sells Hawks After Successful Season

Last year we saw the Atlanta Hawks accomplish several different things that nobody had any idea that they would be able to do. Atlanta has been notorious for being a team just better than mediocre, but not good enough to make a real splash in the Eastern Conference. Sure, for the better part of the last five or six years you could lock Atlanta in for 45+ wins but you would never bet on them over teams like Miami, Chicago, and Cleveland. Well, that mostly changed last season as Atlanta set a franchise record for wins in a season (60) and summarily made it to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1970. Behind all of this progress was a very happy owner by the name of Bruce Levenson.

Levenson had purchased the Atlanta Hawks back in 2002 after the team had struggled to gain traction through the ’90s. The Hawks were a competent team back then but they were buried underneath other Eastern Conference juggernauts like the Jordan-led Bulls or the Bad Boy Pistons. Atlanta just didn’t have that extra oomph to get over the edge. Well, it isn’t the ’90s anymore and the East really only has one other powerhouse franchise: Cleveland with LeBron James.

Knowing that their window for a deep playoff run wasn’t necessarily wide, Levenson made sure to open up his wallet this past off season. Levenson spearheaded the signings of Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap while filling out the roster with capable veteran bench members. With coach Mike Budenholzer in place we would see Atlanta tear through the league before ultimately falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers 4 games to 1. Still, despite the sad ending we saw some great things happen over the course of the season and now it seems like Atlanta is primed for success in the future.

The NBA landscape changed in a huge way this past year after the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks were both sold to new owners. The sale of the Clippers in particular, for over a billion dollars, spiked the value of franchises the league over. Levenson saw that this would spike the value of his own Atlanta Hawks and thus he began to listen to offers. Antony Ressler, a billionaire, ended up offering the right amount in order to pry the Hawks away from Levenson. Before the Clippers sale the Hawks were valued around $400 million, Ressler ended up paying $850 million to get his hands on the team. So Levenson departed and it was Ressler who was in charge for his first off season after Levenson’s successful run.

With Ressler at the helm the Hawks needed to address several issues. Most importantly they had to make a decision on two stars from last year: Paul Millsap and Demarre Carroll. Millsap was a force down low and he played well with Horford, so Ressler offered him a 3 year max deal. Carroll had a coming out party in the playoffs but he was asking for too much money and ended up going to Toronto. Now we’ll see how the Hawks can play under new ownership.

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Sep
9

Economist Perspectives

Well an economist is derived from the word economy, which is generally the relationship between demand and supply sharing scarce resources and to explain how wealth is created and distributed in communities. Economist generally analyze international business and world affairs by delivering their information through a range of formats, such as magazines through researching trends, analyzing data, evaluation of economic issues and various economic trends. Through economists we are able to be kept up to date with the latest trends in the business world.

Every economist is focused towards economic development which involves development of human capital, increasing the literacy ratio, improve infrastructural development, improvement of health facilities and safety of others areas that aims at increasing the general welfare of all people. This is only achieved when the nation is willing to practice modernization and industrialization. If economics can help reduce unemployment, then it can make a big improvement to economic welfare.

One man trying to make this achievable is Christian Broda. He started his career after completing his Ph.D. in Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the year 2001 June. He is currently the Managing Director at Duquesne Capital Management. He is therefore well known for his wide research on numerous articles and books on international finance,macroeconomics and trade which normally features in the press and published in top economic journals. Christian Broda on wikipedia strongly believed that United States dollar will remain the primary world currency of choice though many have predicted the fall of the dollar.

Economists always focus on the movements and trends in the economy as a whole, analyzing the structure and function of large-scale economies as a whole, whether regional, national or global enabling them to seek and understand the fluctuations in business cycles and elements that will contribute to economic growth, laying a foundation for economic policies for the government and businesses. To understand this economists construct models that predict market behavior of the future, usually mathematical in nature, they draw diagrams based models to illustrate market dynamics or the flow of money in an economy.

Economics is important for many areas of society. It can help improve living standards and make society a better place. Economics is like science in that it can be used to improve living standards and also to make things worse. It partly depends on the priorities of society and what we consider most important.Through economics, people and countries become wealthy. Because buying and selling are activities vital to survival and success, studying economics can help one understand human thought and behavior

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Sep
9

Joseph Bismark Discusses How to Stay Mentally And Physically Fit in asPire Magazine

Founding director of the Qi Group, Joseph Bismark, is the feature of asPire Magazine this month according to Reuters news agency. As part of the feature article Bismark talks about his exercise regime, vegetarian diet, apps for wellness, and literature. As you might gather, he focuses a great deal on his healthy lifestyle which is he well known for.

Bismark stated in the article that he is a large advocate of an holistic approach to wellness and takes time every day to participate in yoga, work out, cycle, and even swim. His weekly workouts are deigned to help him maintain his strength and flexibility and he uses rip:60 and kettleballs to stay nimble but strong. For tracking his time cycling her prefers to use MapMyRide since he can see his full training log and how far he went along with his average pace, speed, and how many calories are burned.

For a normal person, this much exercise might seem like a full day, but Joseph Bismark is not your normal businessman. He does all of this in addition to serving in his role as the Director of the QI Group because he believes that only a healthy well rounded person can be successful. To him, being personally well is just as important as being professionally sound. He works hard to model this behavior and encourages his employees to do the same. To this end he has set up plenty of opportunities and programs for his own employees because he thinks that when a person is healthy they are able to reach their fullest potential, and every person has the potential for greatness.

They are not words you hear from the average business leader, but once again, Bismark is anything but. He actually spent a few years in a monastery as a youth before emerging and deciding to enter the business world. This is perhaps where his focus on mindfulness has come from, but it seems to be one that is serving him quite well.

According to the article, he also teaches and lives the life of a yoga master as an instructor at the Singapore School of Meditation and Yoga. In addition, he uses SoundCloud to download chants and mantras that he can use during yoga to help improve his meditation. It doesn’t stop there however a she works out his brain via the Luminosity app for at least 15 minutes per day.

 

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9

Watts Guerra Taking On Syngenta Over GMOs

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) petitioned the Louisiana Court for relief from Syngenta Biotechnology on November 19, 2014. In 29th Judicial District Court in the St. Charles Parrish of Louisiana, its 19 page petition alleges losses due to inability to market Syngenta’s Corn to China. ADM states financial losses are undetermined because in addition to being unable to sell the corn to China until December 2014 when the Chinese government approved of the Syngenta corn, the Syngenta corn tainted Louisiana corn supplies by cross-pollenating.

In 2011 and 2012, China was the third largest importer of U.S. corn, 20% of which is exported to foreign markets. China demands 24.5% of all corn produced world wide, but Syngenta did not bother to seek a Chinese permit to export its corn to China until 2014. ADM suffered millions of dollars in undisclosed losses due to this perceived unfair business practice.

Thomas M. Sipkins signed an Order appointing Francisco “Frank” Guerra IV Co-Lead Counsel for the Syngenta Litigation, a consolidated Minnesota action in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Guerra represents 21,000+ claims against Syngenta, 92% of all the complainants.

Frank Guerra proudly states that he grew up working on his father’s farm and he understands the effect of the dramatic drop in the value of U.S. corn and is honored to represent the farmers and associated agribusinesses. The goal of the class action litigation is to put the burden of the loss on Syngenta Biotechnology and recover compensation for the American farmers who suffered losses beyond their control.

According to Facebook, Frank Guerra and Mikal Watts are an undefeated team of Martindale Hubbel AV rated lawyers who have successfully brought several 100,000 class action product liability claims in the United States for American consumers, workers, and businesses. Mikal Watts and Frank Guerra sued Firestone and Ford Motor Company when American motorists were suffering and dying in auto accidents due to defective tires already recalled in other countries. Guerra and Watts are victorious over major pharmaceutical companies such as McNeal-Janssen when they brought Levaquin Product Liability Litigation.

Frank Guerra’s appointment in the Syngenta litigation predicts a multimillion settlement for damaged farmers in Louisiana and Minnesota. Frank Guerra and Mikal Watts have appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, Dateline NBC, and CNBC. Their cases are published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post and naturally, the Associated Press.

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Sep
9

Finding Outdoor Space in New York City

Green spaces are hard to come by in New York City. When a prospective renter or buyer finds NYC apartments for rent such as those on Town Real Estate with outdoor space, they usually jump at the chance to acquire it. According to a new article in the New York Times, many New Yorkers are looking for green spaces all over the city. While many people are looking for green spaces in New York City, there are also trying to include the price in the deal. Many buyers are looking for spacious apartments with outdoor space for $500,000 or less. The idea is to have private outdoor space at the lower end of the real estate market.

Many may have a better chance of finding what they are looking in the borough of Staten Island, where private outdoor space is vast. Buyers can find non-attached homes in Staten Island and the green space they desire. If buyers want a place in the other boroughs such as Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, they might have difficulty. It will take persistence to find a place in these boroughs. A local search online for real estate properties found 156 co-ops and condos in Manhattan, all with outdoor space. This may be good but the website does not specify whether or not these outdoor spaces are shared.

In Brooklyn, buyers can find a co-op studio with a private garden that has room for a table and chairs. The co-op in Brooklyn is on the ground floor and they may have some issues with space, since the property lacks in that department. The private garden is larger than the apartment. Also, in Manhattan there is a penthouse that is listed for $225,000 that has a private terrace.

TOWN Residential is a real estate firm that rents and sells high-end, luxury apartments, condos and co-ops in New York City. TOWN Residential is a full-service firms that includes marketing, analysis and research. The firm also specializes in branding, advertising, pre-development planning and sales operations.

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Sep
9

A S’Well Water Bottle

S’well is an incredible new company that has seen exponential growth, in the last two years alone the company has grown by 400% a year. S’well was founded by Sarah Kauss, a Harvard Business School graduate, who invested all of her savings into the company. S’well offers beautifully designed and fashionable water bottles that are not only elegant in design but also fully functional. Due to the bottles unique double insulated features they have the capability to keep liquid cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.

S’well has now grown to include 35 employees and is generating a major buzz across the globe, Kauss in part credits this growth and popularity to Starbucks. Starbucks had extended an invite for Kauss to come and share her story its headquarters in Seattle. The company immediately took to the product and began offering the bottles in 120 Starbucks in 2013, the water bottles were an instant hit and sold well.

Kauss has been astonished by the rapid growth in her company especially taking into account its modest beginnings. In the beginning of August 3,300 Strabucks nationwide will carry the bottles. Kauss has also started offering signature bottles, such as specially made Hawaiian themed bottles and ones specially designed for Starbucks in Times Square.

S’well has a strong charitable presence within water, donating $100,000 to UNICEF in an effort to make clean drinking water available to children round the world. Kauss is fully devoted to this cause and attempting to get children all over the world to drink more water. This is a fantastic new company, which will continue to see growth into the future.

Sep
9

Window Shopping A Whole New Way With Slyce

Who doesn’t love to go shopping? It just seems like after working a full shift and taking care of the kids and the house there is never any time. I often watch a show on television and see an outfit that I have got to have. I have a problem with coveting others things, but I guess that is what makes me unique; I love to copy other styles.

I was shopping at our local mall, and I saw a pair of shoes on a woman passing by that I had to have. I found myself alongside her and ask her about those shoes. She told me she got them at a thrift store but that they were expensive. She said she did some research and found that they were over $200. Ugh, I would have expensive taste. However, she told me that if I used the remote shopping app Slyce, I could find similar shoes in a great price. I had no clue what she was talking about; I had never heard of this app. Of course, there are 100’s of apps out there, and I knew I was going to check it out.

I found myself downloading the app in a matter of minutes. But I got a real education in how amazing our technology has really grown. With this app, all you do is take a picture of the item you want. This gracious woman lets me take a picture of her shoes. I scanned the picture into the app and instantly it brought up several matches just like these shoes. I not only found the really expensive ones, as they were Gucci, but it also brought me several pairs that were very similar and at better prices. It told me exactly where I could find them and showed me the best deal. Where has this app been my whole life?

It’s called image recognition shopping, and I am addicted. I can be at a flea market, milling around town and just take pictures of things I want. Like a helpful virtual friend, Slyce shows me all the places that I can get these products and the price ranges. It’s a whole new way to window shop that doesn’t require you ever to leave the house. I thought I would test Slyce out on their abilities. Right now it is a bit limited because it is dealing mostly with clothing items. They are working with several larger companies in North America to bring great items to the forefront of many people’s shopping lists. However, it is still a bit in its infancy, but with more than $10 million in funding for expansion, soon they will be helping companies across the world sell their products and help consumers find that item they cannot live without.

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Sep
9