Troy McQuagge Tops the One Planet Awards as the Gold Winner

The year 2016 ended in a positive way for the CEO of USHEALTH Group, Troy McQuagge. He became the new Gold Winner of the One Planet Awards. This is a prestigious award that is meant to recognize and appreciate the efforts of business people and professionals in every industry across the globe. The contest is open to all companies and organizations across the world to nominate their most promising and overachieving employee. Every organization, whether public or private, large businesses or small businesses, well-established corporate or startups, and profit making or non-profit organizations are all eligible to submit their nominations.

After joining USHEALTH in 2010, Troy McQuagge was determined to turn the fortunes of the organization around. His first focus was on the USHEALTH Advisors, which is the company’s distribution agency. The successful turnaround of the distribution agency led to Troy McQuagge in 2014 being named the CEO and President of USHEALTH Group, Inc.Upon receiving the prestigious award, he could not hide his joy. He dedicated the award to the entire USHEALTH Group, Inc. staff for their commitment to providing healthcare services to people across the country. He associated the award with the ongoing progress of the company in providing affordable and innovative healthcare.

Troy McQuagge graduated from the University of Central Florida in1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies.His professional career in an executive role began when he served as the President Agency Marketing Group of HealthMarket. He worked with this company for eleven years. During his time with the company, he helped them accomplish a considerable number of goals. He contributed in shaping and transforming the company into one of the more competitive and well-established healthcare businesses in the market.In 2010, he joined USHEALTH Group, Inc. and helped to revive the USHEALTH Advisors. His skills in leadership and ambition were impressive which led him to become the new President and CEO of the company in 2014, a position he holds to date. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

As the President and the CEO of USHEALTH Group, Inc. he is responsible for strategically helping the company grow and set it on a successful path that sees it top the list of the best healthcare companies in the country.With his offices in Grapevine, Texas, he has been able to oversee the implementation of some of the most strategic plans which have helped the company grow and become one of the most known and most trusted health coverage business of this decade.Other than corporate responsibilities, Troy McQuagge has also engaged in several charitable and voluntary exercises. During his voluntary activities, he has helped many non-profit organizations raise funds to finance their projects and objectives.

The talents of Julie Zuckerberg are vast

Julie Zuckerberg dutifully executes the responsibilities of the Talent Attainment Administrator, while retained by Deutsche Bank. Julie has created a great deal of attention for herself, from her extensive history of know-how and her vast qualifications. She is celebrated for her gift of working hand in hand with commerce leaders in the secured asset area of trade including the retail side of management. Julie is amazingly the industry by establishing dialogue, in addition to managing high level administrative exchanges that routinely pertain to business stockholders. Her highly experienced guidance is often regarded as being central to recruiting competent people and her staffing policy is accepted for generating an unyielding and long-lasting effect on the penchant of an institution’s output stance and often delivers a medley of exceptionally talented and versatile laborers.

 

Julie Zuckerberg moreover, has expertise working with the task of being the Senior Manager Recruiter before changing her status to that of Faculty Acquisition Leader. She has also, peaked in her skills by being promoted to Deutsche Bank’s V.P. During this stretch, her talents were perfected by managing vital associations with top-notch business enterprises, to establish a massively invaluable assortment of capable laborers. Julie Zuckerberg has furthermore fashioned associations with a plentiful extent of industry affairs to more concisely control the recruiting practices for achieving adept employees. This is fundamental for filling major roles, for instance, US Compliance and Central Administrator, not counting Investor Connections, among other fundamental roles.

 

She is accredited as having a group of adept industry savoir faire and perception. She has also excelled prominently in the responsibility of Primary Laborer Taskmaster, while laboring with pride at the enterprise, the Hudson Global. This, being her first dedicated business engagement in 2002. During her servitude at the Hudson, for about the span of 5 years, she recruited into the company a flood of legal personnel and exceptionally qualified senior management teams, for an assorted quantity of firms. This stable influx of laborers helped satisfying an array of open roles. After she vacated her position at the Hudson, she loyally committed her talents to Citi Global. While at this renowned consumer bank, she developed her gifts as the Leading Labor Recruiter. This status permitted her the autonomy to generate advanced approaches for brining in experienced recruits by using the internet, social media promotional tools and via express sourcing of labor. These are some of the countless and truly inspiring avenues made use of by Julie, to get hold of the most eligible recruits. She displays a keen competence to juggle a number of tasks and when employed at Citi Global, Julie excelled as Vice President of the corporation. Some of her more exciting accomplishments involved the moving of new laborers through the difficulties of immigration, through to repatriation.

 

Her vast perceptive skills, attained from working as the company V.P., while laboring at the New York Life Insurance Establishment, provided Julie with the talent to engage in laborer events fill vacated positions with expert recruits.

Did George Soros really believe Hillary would win?

Recently, legendary investor George Soros has gained much attention for his colossal donations to Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. Totaling over $25,000,000, George Soros became the single largest donor of the entire race and one of the names most closely associated with the Clinton camp. But despite the apparent closeness of the race judging from the popular vote, the end result was close to what could be considered a Trump landslide. This result must have been highly unsettling for a political campaign of a career politician that vastly outspent and out-advertised its Johnny-come-lately opponent. The truth is that Hillary Clinton was one of the weakest candidates fielded for a presidential run in living memory, and George Soros was certainly aware of this.

Base hits don’t win ball games

Say what they will, none of the pundit class has any valid claim that Trump didn’t win the election on Snopes. In fact, the final tally of Trump’s 304 electoral votes to Clinton’s 227 can aptly be called an electoral landslide. Liberals like to shout, stamp their feet and shriek out in impotent rage at the constitutional fact that the United States is a republic that uses an electoral college, not a popular vote, for reasons which are as old as civilization and established by men of great learning on Forbes. Therefore, the fact that Hillary Clinton reportedly won the popular vote by a sliver is both inadmissible and spurious. In baseball, base hits don’t win ball games, scores do. Trump crafted his campaign strategy specifically to win the most electoral votes. Had he been contending for popular votes, he would not have completely abandoned campaigning in states like California or New York. Whining about the rules or attempting to change them ex post facto is the sure mark of the most debased form of poor sportsmanship on Investopedia.

This all needs to be put into perspective. We have a stone-cold professional in Hillary Clinton. She was practically born a politician, and she married one of the greatest politicians in modern history, a man who still enjoys a large reserve of goodwill and adulation across the country. On top of this, the entire media was seemingly intent on getting her elected at any cost, including that of their own credibility. The pretense of objective journalism was quickly abandoned halfway through the race, as transparently anti-Trump hit pieces became de rigeuer. Add to that the vast disparities in televised campaign advertisements and you have one of the most lopsided contests in electoral history. And standing unshaken before the Clinton Goliath’s unlimited total-war emerged a victorious Trump. What does all this mean? Hillary Clinton may be the single worst, most hackneyed presidential candidate in the history of U.S. politics and, maybe, of the world.

Soros is one of the cleverest men alive. People who think he wasn’t aware of Clinton’s intractable weaknesses are fooling themselves. That Clinton was ravaged so thoroughly in the Electoral College doesn’t absolutely say that she had no chance from the start, but it strongly implies it. Which leaves open the question what Soros, a man not accustomed to losing, had as his master strategy.

The Research of Sujit Choudhry

Comparative law is the study of different legal systems all over the world in not only democratic societies, but also within societies with a monarchy in not only the past, but also in the present as well as societies that have experienced dictatorships. The goal of this growing field of study is to analyze the different legal systems that come from all over the world and to specifically analyze what legal systems work and what legal systems do not work as well as to analyze why. Comparative law is an industry field of study due to the fact that government laws are not only examined. In addition to government laws, other laws that are rooted to culture as well as to religion are also examined. Those who study comparative law are fascinated with ancient laws that are rooted to religion and that have continued to influence many laws in present day.

Comparative law is a growing field of study and has continued to grow ever since the 18th century when individuals began to interact more through trade as well as the increase in transportation methods at an affordable price. With the many experts of comparative law, one individual in particular stands out against the rest due to not only his hard work, but also based upon his determination to analyze different legal systems. This individual is Sujit Choudhry, an individual with a passion for a globalism and an intent to understand a universal legal system that would work for all individuals despite the country or culture that they come from.

Sujit Choudhry has earned numerous degrees as well as Fellowships that has earned him the title as one of the most highly respected experts on law in the world. As a native Indian, Sujit Choudhry pursued an American university in order to gain a new perspective on the legal systems around the world. As a result of his hard work and as a result of his determination, Mr. Choudhry became the first Indian to be appointed as the dean to one of the top schools in the United States, if not in the world.

Eric Lefkofsky Transforms Online Genius into Real World Problem Solving

Eric Lefkofsky’s experiences as an entrepreneur stretch back to his college days at the University of Michigan. There, he sold carpet in his first ever business. This started in his freshman year. At the University he earned a bachelor of Arts/Science before continuing his education at Law School and receiving the title juris doctor in 1993. Born near Detroit and raised in Michigan, he now lives outside of Chicago, in Glencoe, IL, with his family.

Over his entrepreneurial career, Eric Lefkofsky has co-founded many online start-ups such as Groupon, Uptake, and the venture capital company Lightbank, which funds start-up companies in the Chicago area. While he earned his fortune in the online realm with exciting new companies, he has remained very active in “face to face” community service and focused on improving other people’s lives.

From Lightbank, he co-founded and became CEO of Tempus Health LLC, a company dedicated to funneling the power of technology into the fight for better cancer treatment. It focuses on using technology to create more personalized, data driven treatment options for cancer patients, and enabling physicians to better understand cancerous tumors within a patient’s body. This is in addition to the millions of dollars Lefkofsky has donated for cancer research over the years.

In 2013, Eric and his wife, Liz, became members of “The Giving Pledge,” a pledge made by philanthropic-minded individuals to donate half of their wealth to charitable giving. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation has donated millions of dollars to hospitals and foundations throughout the country to support cancer and brain tumor research and improve patient care.

The Foundation also provides money for causes in education, medicine, human rights, and the arts. Educational endeavors range from local Chicago charities such as Young Chicago Authors to national programs including Teach For America. Medical treatments are another huge focus, as are human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, the Anti-Defamation League. His family foundation also funds several museums, theaters, and other cultural venues.

Sam Boraie and Boraie Development: Helping New Brunswick One Building at a Time

Spend enough time in New Jersey, particularly in New Brunswick, and more likely than not, you’ll start hearing the name “Sam Boraie.” Sam Boraie is the Vice President of Boraie Development, an urban real estate development company centered in New Brunswick, New Jersey and expanding across the state. Plenty of articles have been written about the beauty and luxury of Boraie Development’s buildings, but there is more to the company—and more to Boraie himself—than just a nice-looking product: Boraie Development is increasingly becoming an integral part of New Brunswick’s—and New Jersey’s—community revitalization and redevelopment.

For instance, in 2013, Boraie built One Riverview at Rector Street, which was Newark’s first high-rise residential project in more than fifty years. This particular building was especially important to the community: Sam Boraie partnered with international basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, who grew up in Newark, to construct the building. O’Neal joined with Boraie to give back to the community, and One Riverview has certainly been a success in that department: the building is now known as part of an incredible neighborhood transformation.

Newark isn’t the only city that’s been transformed for the better by Boraie’s buildings. In 2015, Boraie Development completed The Aspire, a luxury rental tower in New Brunswick. This building has been praised for its cool, modern look, designed to attract the growing population of young renters in the city—but The Aspire has done more than just attract a new renter market. Located in a neighborhood of trendy restaurants, clubs, and theaters, The Aspire’s new renters have helped revitalize the heart of New Brunswick, further contributing to the city’s redevelopment efforts. Boraie also has new commercial residences on the horizon, promising further redevelopment for the city in the future.

But Boraie hasn’t only helped the community through real estate development. Boraie is also on the Board of Trustees of New Brunswick’s Historical State Theatre, a well-known landmark in the city. The Theatre puts on many events that contribute to the cultural development of New Brunswick, including concerts, plays, ballets, and other shows. Boraie Development specifically has sponsored the State Theatre’s annual Free Summer Movie Series. This series has featured fan-favorite movies like Frozen, E.T., Babe, and Despicable Me 2. But the Free Summer Movie Series is great not just because of its entertainment: it unites the community once a week, allowing people from different backgrounds to come together at one of the community’s most historic venues. And as Boraie’s Vice President has said in the past, the company is “proud to sponsor this wonderful event.”

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Finally, Boraie is on the Advisory Board for Elijah’s Promise, a New Brunswick-based charity. As their website’s mission statement says, Elijah’s Promise uses food “as a tool for change,” aiming to end hunger through “promoting good food for all, providing education and job training for the food industry, and creating social enterprise food businesses that help build a better world.” Elijah’s Promise makes its mission statement a reality through a variety of local community programs in New Brunswick, including providing a soup kitchen and community garden. Again, these are things that greatly benefit the community—and are made possible in part by Sam Boraie and his company.

Spend enough time in New Jersey, particularly in New Brunswick, and more likely than not, you’ll start hearing the name “Sam Boraie.” Sam Boraie is the Vice President of Boraie Development, an urban real estate development company centered in New Brunswick, New Jersey and expanding across the state. Plenty of articles have been written about the beauty and luxury of Boraie Development’s buildings, but there is more to the company—and more to Boraie himself—than just a nice-looking product: Boraie Development is increasingly becoming an integral part of New Brunswick’s—and New Jersey’s—community revitalization and redevelopment.

For instance, in 2013, Boraie built One Riverview at Rector Street, which was Newark’s first high-rise residential project in more than fifty years. This particular building was especially important to the community: Boraie partnered with international basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, who grew up in Newark, to construct the building. O’Neal joined with Boraie to give back to the community, and One Riverview has certainly been a success in that department: the building is now known as part of an incredible neighborhood transformation. See: http://www.boraie.com/

Newark isn’t the only city that’s been transformed for the better by Boraie’s buildings. In 2015, Boraie Development completed The Aspire, a luxury rental tower in New Brunswick. This building has been praised for its cool, modern look, designed to attract the growing population of young renters in the city—but The Aspire has done more than just attract a new renter market. Located in a neighborhood of trendy restaurants, clubs, and theaters, The Aspire’s new renters have helped revitalize the heart of New Brunswick, further contributing to the city’s redevelopment efforts. Boraie also has new commercial residences on the horizon, promising further redevelopment for the city in the future.

But Boraie hasn’t only helped the community through real estate development. Boraie is also on the Board of Trustees of New Brunswick’s Historical State Theatre, a well-known landmark in the city. The Theatre puts on many events that contribute to the cultural development of New Brunswick, including concerts, plays, ballets, and other shows. Boraie Development specifically has sponsored the State Theatre’s annual Free Summer Movie Series. This series has featured fan-favorite movies like Frozen, E.T., Babe, and Despicable Me 2. But the Free Summer Movie Series is great not just because of its entertainment: it unites the community once a week, allowing people from different backgrounds to come together at one of the community’s most historic venues. And as Boraie’s Vice President has said in the past, the company is “proud to sponsor this wonderful event.”

Finally, Boraie is on the Advisory Board for Elijah’s Promise, a New Brunswick-based charity. As their website’s mission statement says, Elijah’s Promise uses food “as a tool for change,” aiming to end hunger through “promoting good food for all, providing education and job training for the food industry, and creating social enterprise food businesses that help build a better world.” Elijah’s Promise makes its mission statement a reality through a variety of local community programs in New Brunswick, including providing a soup kitchen and community garden. Again, these are things that greatly benefit the community—and are made possible in part by Sam Boraie and his company.

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David Osio Launches a New Real Estate Mobile App

 

David Osio, the chief executive officer of Davos Real Estate Group, has announced the launch of a new mobile app, Davos Cap Calculator to increase the company’s efficiency. The new mobile app will help clients to estimate the return on their real estate investments.

 

For the last six months, Davos’ Executive Director, Gerard Gonzales has been working round the clock to design and develop the mobile app. The app will allow investors to estimate returns on their investment after deducting expenses. Davos’ mobile app has been developed on the latest technology platforms such as iPhone and Android. Gerard Gonzales says that this is the beginning of a series of complementary apps that will help investors to estimate real estate gains and forward the report to Davos’ agents through an interactive chat.

 

David Osio said that the idea of developing a mobile app came in line with Davos’ objective to increase efficiency and transparency. Davos realized the need to develop a mobile app that allows property experts to guide clients when investing in real estate across the United States. As such, the innovative app allows investors to have a clear financial vision when venturing into the real estate industry. With Davos CAP Calculator, you can estimate the price of a property and determine the property that suits your projected income. Furthermore, the new app has a mortgage calculator that allows clients to assess the value of their mortgage, funding period, and associated interest rate.

 

Besides working on the development of the new mobile app, Davos Real Estate Group commits to providing excellent services to its customers. Currently, Davos is negotiating a new strategic partnership with a global-scale real estate agent to extend their services to the European market.

 

About Davos Real Estate Group

 

Davos Real Estate Group is a subsidiary of Davos Financial Group, a global-scale financial services company and a leading provider of comprehensive financial advice in the Latin American market. Davos’ mission is to formulate an investment strategy that meets specific needs of an investor. The firm capitalized on an experienced workforce and combination of premium products to develop quality services.

 

About David Osio

 

David Osio is an accomplished investment advisor who currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Davos Financial Group. Before joining Davos Financial Group, Osio worked at Banco Latino, an international bank headquartered in Miami. As a philanthropist, David Osio supports several humanitarian foundations such as Children’s Orthopedic Hospital in Venezuela. He graduated from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in 1988 with a degree in Law.

 

Mike Baur’s Swiss Startup Factory Lunches the Three-Month Accelerator Program

Swiss Startup Factory was launched in 2014. It is based in Zurich, and it focuses on thriving digital entrepreneurs. Swiss Startup Factory provides exciting opportunities from the first day through their strong network in Switzerland and all over the world. Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) is a platform where innovation meets execution. SSUF runs a three-month start-up accelerator program that provides an exceptional platform for mentoring, coaching, services, and office spaces strategically located in Zurich. Furthermore, SSUF has a solidly established entrepreneurial network that helps them to achieve their ambitious goals. SSUF has a mission of providing young and talented entrepreneurs in Switzerland a platform that guides them through the business-driven process to achieve their ambitions.

 

Accelerator program

Mike Baur is the founder of Swiss Startup Factory. SSUF supports young accelerator companies that specialize in digital technologies. The accelerator program selects and evaluates the investment enabled startups. SSUF then helps the startups by mentoring them. The next batch will begin in September 2016; therefore, interested parties can apply to become part of the portfolio of Swiss Startup Factory. The accelerator program is a source of likeminded people who can come up with connections and share them.

 

The three-month program offers affordable prices for desks, conference rooms, and office spaces. The office space features a welcome area, conference room lunch room, fitness room, free wifi, storage space, in-house film studio, and Nespresso bar. SSUF is now aiming at Fintech startups so that it will launch the accelerator program this summer. SSUF has partnered with the Geneva-Fintech Accelerator Fusion in a bid to make the accelerator program a success.

 

Swiss Startup Factory hires a top financial entrepreneur

Mike Baur announced that SSUF had hired a former entrepreneur on board. The new member is an investor and a mentor. Mike Baur has hired Michael Hartweg to join SSUF team. Michael is Fintech investor and mentor for young entrepreneurs and Fintech founders. Michael has not been operational in derivatives specialists Leonteq and its shares for close to two years now.

 

About Mike Baur

Mike is the founding partner of Swiss Startup Factory. Baur has been working in the Swiss banking industry for 20 years, and he is the man behind the fundraising and financing rounds at the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 39 in 2014 when he founded SSUF together with two partners. Baur has an MBA from University of Rochester New York and an executive MBA from the University of Bern.

 

Sam Tabar’s Advice About Diversifying Portfolios

Sam Tabar, a prominent financial strategists who has recently been named the Chief Operations Officer of the Full Cycle Energy Fund, has recently discussed the topic of diversifying portfolios in business. The businessman addressed the topic among a group of his fellow investment strategists during a leadership meeting for investors. Sam Tabar has described one of his major passions as educating future investment professionals. Because of his passion, Sam Tabar often hosts events where he teaches up and coming investment professionals about the ins and outs of the corporate financial world. During this meeting, Tabar explained the importance of diversifying portfolios in investment banking.

Sam Tabar discussed his role as the COO of the Full Cycle Energy Fund during his educational meeting to explain how he helps expand the company through portfolio diversification. Tabar explained that his role in the company is to handle financial decisions in a way that will help build the company’s brand in the long run. By diversifying portfolios for the Full Cycle Energy Fund, Tabar helps to ensure the company’s financial future. Tabar explained to his fellow investors that the financial decisions that they will make on behalf of their companies have the power to potentially destroy the company or make it into an empire.

When advising the team of investors on best practices for diversifying portfolios, Tabar stated that financial strategists should always invest in multiple stocks and sectors. He also explained that investors should consider multi-faceted bond options to ensure their business’ competitiveness in the financial market. Sam Tabar expressed that the most import factor in diversifying a company’s portfolio is the investor’s ability to properly access the nature of the company’s financial situation. If the company is in a position to take more risks with regard to portfolio diversification, then the investor should discuss portfolio options that will yield a higher payout but may consume a greater starting cost. For companies that are not in a position to take great risks, Tabar advises diversifying the portfolio by choosing stock options in real estate investment and other options that are do not require high profits to maintain.

George Soros: Why Helping Ukraine should be Europe’s Top Agenda

Billionaire’s hedge fund manager has been a staunch advocate of the reestablishment of Ukraine’s economy. Recently, he wrote an article on Project Syndicate, highlighting why the European Union will benefit from helping the troubled country. Basing on this, he explains that Ukraine should be Europe’s topmost priority.

George Soros is of the opinion that the Ukrainian crisis largely resulted from Crimea’s annexation by Russia. The full blown crisis that has resulted from the annexation is threatening the unity of the EU. The union has been hesitant to act because numerous crises are almost crippling it. According to Soros, the European Union needs to put its house in order so that it can address the crises bedeviling it.

Why Ukraine Should be Saved from Further Turmoil

The hedge fund billionaire opines that on formation, the European Union wanted to promote individual sovereignty among member countries whilst enhancing the common good of the entire bloc. For years, this acted as the guiding light of the union, which was regarded as the archetype of good governance. Unfortunately, the crises faced by the EU in the course of its existence, have weakened it instead of galvanizing it. The euro crisis in particular, has wedged a significant rift between debtor and borrower countries.

Many citizens currently perceive the union as a relationship of convenience between rich nations and poorer nations. The former have been incessant in imposing their ideologies on the latter. This is the situation that is currently facing Ukraine. The annexation of Crimea is a pointer of neocolonialism and tyranny. The occupation happened at a time when the EU was faced with the Greek crisis among other challenges. It was therefore unable to act decisively.

The Maidan Revolution gave birth to a new Ukraine, which is resolute in its efforts to oppose Russian ideologies. This explains why Moscow has been relentless in its efforts to destabilize Kiev. So far, Ukrainians have managed to stand up against Russian advancement. This is the right time for the European Union to offer its support to Ukraine. For a long time, Ukrainians have shown their willingness to be part of the EU. The union should lead the way in showing them that they have its support.

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Europe’s Ukrainian Lifeline

Strategies that Can Help Ukraine Stabilize

According to Soros, there is need for the European Union to draw a raft of measures, which will help bring things back to normal. Problems that bedeviled the old Ukraine such as massive corruption and tyranny, should be done away with. Political reforms must be put in place so that public institutions become accountable to the public.

Economically, the EU should help Ukraine market its products to a wider market. Providing the country with the necessary management expertise will similarly go a long way in helping its economy to recover. Investors should also be lured to the country because it has a massive potential. All investments made in Ukraine should be guaranteed by bodies such as the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. This show of goodwill will spur Ukrainians into working towards the economic recovery of their country.

Learn more about George Soros:
http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/georgesoros.asp

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