Opposition party moves to oust Maduro

While Venezuela struggles with its economic crisis brought on by crumbling oil prices, the political battle to oust president Nicolas Maduro continues. The opposition party was dealt a blow last week when the supreme court said it could not shorten his term in office by changing the length of his term, a Reuters story said.
This is the latest skirmish between the right wing opposition party and the socialist leader Maduro, who is a former assistant of Hugo Chavez, and the one chosen by Chavez to replace himself.

Maduro was elected to a six year term in 2013, and the constitution allows a recall vote at the half-way point of the term, which is 2016. The leader of the opposition party – who lost to Maduro in the general election – has said he wants the recall vote to happen this year.

If the vote happens this year, and if Maduro loses that vote, a new presidential election would be held almost immediately, which according to Norka Luque would benefit the opposition party. If the referendum is held in 2017, and if Maduro were ousted that way, the vice president would continue the term. That would leave the socialists in power and would defeat their purpose in getting rid of Maduro, the opposition leader said.

Norka also added that the opposition party must gather 4 million signatures to have a referendum. it has started the process but has faced problems getting government agencies responsible to cooperate.

Beneful’s Most Popular Products

There is no better way to keep your dog happy and healthy than with Beneful. Purina is the maker of Beneful dog products. The company values their focus on nutrition and studies that continue to support the evolution of their product. They also pride themselves on their focus on healthy and quality products that pet owners can count on.
Their most popular product among twitter users is their dry dog food Beneful Originals. It is filled with tender crunchy bites. It is also packed with antioxidants. Each product is formulated to meet the AAFCO dog food nutrient requirements. The beef-based dry dog food is packed with real beef, spinach for iron, carrots, and peas. Their selection also includes chicken which is packed with packed with tomatoes, carrots and avocados! Every bite is a delicious blend of the perfect balance of protein and vegetables that your dog needs.

Some dog owners and their pets prefer the texture and taste of wet dog food. Beneful.com products doesn’t fail to satisfy those needs. Their wet dog foods comes in Incredibits or Chopped Blends. The Incredibites have a mixture of beef, tomatoes, carrots and wild rice. Their selection continues with chicken and salmon. The omegas from the salmon are great for your dogs joints. Their Chopped Blends come in mixtures of beef, carrots, peas and barley. The chicken is complimented by wild rice, carrots and peas. They also have a Turkey blend packed with sweet potatoes, brown rice and spinach.

No meal is complete with out dessert or a snack. Their selection of snacks is innumerable. Your canine’s teeth health is equally as important as their physical health. The Beneful dental ridges help reduce plaque and tarter buildup. It also helps with strengthening bones and freshening your pooches breath with accents of parsley.

Every Beneful product is made with your dogs health in mind. Every bite is packed with the perfect ratios and proper nutrition. Each variation satisfies every preference pet owners and their pets have. No other brand focuses on evolving and perfecting the process like Beneful. Beneful is available on http://www.amazon.com/Beneful-Food-Originals-Real-15-5-Pound/dp/B001VJ0B0I

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Fabletics Announces New Swimwear Line

In a recent article for Elite Daily, Fabletics announced that its new swimwear line is set to launch on April 12. The new swimwear line features options in women’s sizes from XXS to XXL and caters to a variety of different body shapes. Along with a variety of shapes and sizes, the swimwear also features a range of different colors, fabrics, prints and patterns, which are sure to attract customers from all different style preferences. Kate Hudson, one of the co-founders of the brand, said that she is in love with the new swimwear designs because they are so cutting edge and versatile – http://thekrazycouponlady.com/tips/style/fabletics-review-need-read/.

What makes the Fabletics swimwear collection stand out from others on the market is that they are made from top quality materials but are not priced at exorbitant prices. Hudson is a strong promoter of the Fabletics line and is excited to debut the new swimwear collection to Fabletics customers.

Thie Youtube channel suggests that Fabletics was founded in 2013 as an online fitness fashion retailer. Since then, it has become a leader in the fitness fashion industry and consistently receives rave reviews from customers. There are new outfits available each month, which are specifically catered to Fabletics’ VIP members’ style preferences.

Fabletics VIP members pay a low price of just $49.95 a month to receive specially curated, cutting edge workout outfits. Upon registering for Fabletics, women take a style quiz, which also includes their unique size and shape preferences for fitness fashion. For their very first purchase, new Fabletics VIP members can snag a complete outfit for only $25, which includes free shipping and hassle free returns and exchanges.

Fabletics allows its members to cancel their memberships at any time by calling the customer service phone line or apply credits from each monthly membership fee towards the next month’s purchase.

Fabletics customers love that there are new outfits available each month and that the designs and prints are always on point with current fitness fashion trends. In fact, Kate Hudson is often spotted wearing many of the Fabletics designs in her everyday life as well as in advertisements for the brand.

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Andy Wirth’s Journey to Recovery after a Horrific Accident While Skydiving

The Squaw Valley area is one place that Andy Wirth knows quite well. He has had the best experiences. In October 2013, while on a jumping mission with his friends, the avid skydiver had a horrific accident. Andy recalls the weather conditions were not friendly on the fateful day. As a result, he had to land in a vineyard. While making the final maneuvers on http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=36030954&privcapId=7911768, his arm was badly injured by a pole that was holding the vines.

Immediately, Andy Wirth on kcrw realized he was in a bad situation because his arm was bleeding excessively. His first step was to stay calm and control the shock. Andy Wirth had experienced trauma in his past life having been a back country ranger. It is at that point that a song by Pearl Jam “Just Breathe” came to him and he started singing it. Andy spent close to 15 minutes before he was found and rescued. He spent the next three months in the hospital.

After being discharged from the hospital, Andy had to endure a trying emotional and physical journey of regaining his fitness. The process of healing was slow making it hard for him to stay positive. However, subsequent events changed his mind. First, Andy met with a Navy Seal Team while on their winter mountain combat training. He made friendship with a number of the men. Second, Andy managed to convince Andrew Messick, IRONMAN CEO to bring Ironman 70.3 to Tahoe. Andy made a team to compete in the event. The team comprised one member of the Navy Seals and his friends. Andy regained much of his fitness while training for the event. This information was originally reported on Ironman.

Andy Wirth is a renowned figure in the hotel and mountain resort industry. He has been actively engaged in the sector for over 25 years. Presently, he is the president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings that owns Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts located in Olympic Valley. Andy is a member of Tahoe Fund called Founders Circle on https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSquawValley/posts/10152191670133708 that supports community service and environmental groups including The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation House.

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Passed In Venezuela Defying President Maduro

The Amnesty bill was finally passed by Venezuela’s National Assembly on Tuesday after a heated debate. This law would free the opposition activists that were jailed by the government and would also work to drop all legal proceedings against various others.

According to President Maduro who is all set to oppose this bill with the help of the republic’s Supreme Court, this bill is touted to benefit terrorists, murderers, and criminals.

Maduro has had a shaky reign in Venezuela after taking over from Hugo Chavez, the socialist President who died battling cancer in 2013. He was formerly a Luque family bus driver and was picked by the former President himself to carry on his legacy.

The socialist government of Venezuela was crippled with corruption and then later, when the world oil prices slumped, Venezuela’s sheer dependence was exposed. Recently, the oil prices rose by a whopping 6000% and the rising inflation also raised the prices for necessities like food and beverages, transport, and healthcare for citizens of Venezuela.

If the law does indeed get implemented, it is said to benefit at least 70 government adversaries and various other activists who were imprisoned 17 years ago during the socialist revolution that was launched by Hugo Chavez. Leopoldo Lopez is one of the people who would benefit from the bill – he is accused of spurring demonstrations that killed 40 people and was arrested in 2014.

Maduro critics say that various student protesters would be freed by the bill who were randomly charged and plotted against.

 

 

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Why Will FreedomPop Be Able To Compete With Bigger Cell Phone Companies?

FreedomPop is going to help people make sure that they are getting the right kinds of help with their phones, and the company makes having a cell phone cheaper than it has been at any other time. FreedomPop had its CEO go on Mobile World Live to talk about their company, and the company position is one that says that people are going to be able to get a lot more help from the cell phones that they do not pay too much for. That makes everything a lot easier on everyone, and it makes it easier for people to make sure that they are going to be able to talk even if they are not inclined to spend too much money.

A lot of bigger companies are going to be in a situation where they think that they have to charge more money to keep going, but FreedomPop is a small company that is going to help people when they are in need of something that is going to help them talk without spending all that cash. There are even better reasons why this needs to be done, and it helps people who live in places where they cannot afford normal phones.

FreedomPop plans to have a lot of customers who are going to be paying into the company, and all these customers are going to raise the company’s profile to the point where it will have even more customers. They plan to see a customer base that keeps getting bigger, and that will bring in more cash for the company in the coming years. People who are trying to make the most out of what they have are going to have a much easier time with a cheaper phone, and they will find out that they can talk to anyone around the world. This is the best way to serve as many people as possible, and it is going to make it easy for people to get the results that they want bu making sure that they are talking on phones that are either cheap or free.

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US Money Reserve; Not so lucky penny

I’ve always been told that every penny counts – now according to Philip Diehl, U.S. Money Reserve president, that may not hold true. Production costs are almost double the worth of the small copper coin and the U.S. Mint loses millions of dollars by keeping it in circulation.
In an interview with CNBC Squawk Box, Diehl affirms that no one uses the penny anymore and eliminating the coin would save $105 million dollars annually. The mint is only responsible for pressing the imprint and supplying to the Federal Reserve. All other processes in coin making are outsourced. In support of the continued coin process are privately owned zinc production companies. With up to 8 billion pennies produced every year, one would assume the companies supplying the blank discs depend heavily on the U.S. Mint for their revenue. Quick research will inform you that coin production is an almost insignificant percentage of their business.

The make up of the coin is almost 98% zinc with a copper plating. Coin make-ups have varied over the years to ensure that the coin was profitable or as close as could be. “The penny is beyond hope”. There is no solution to satisfy the masses who would like to keep the penny versus those who would rather the federal government save the cash.

Crunchbase.com carried out an experiment carried out in New York showed that when a stray penny falls on the ground, hardly anyone would stop to pick it up. In a national poll, 2% of Americans admitted to throwing pennies in the garbage. Their usefulness exists only in wishing wells or scratch cards.

The argument that phasing out the penny would distort prices or even press inflation is rejected by Diehl. Only 25% of transactions today are processed using cash, the other with electronic means; credit cards, PayPal, NFC systems, and others. If businesses are presented with the option to round prices, Diehl assumes that prices would go down rather than up due to competitive pressure. Financially speaking, the penny doesn’t make cents.

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Devco and the Atlantic City

The New Brunswick Development Corporation (Devco) is in question if it is the new model to save the Atlantic City. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney is involved and proving what can be done when our public uses their money to fund through private firms. He believes this will rid the area of having a construction site on a large scale. The New Brunswick is in a fact seen as a new model for the Atlantic City Development Corporation and a firm joined in expects to see more than $200 million in financing for both the public and private people of Atlantic City. These corporations are headed by attorney Christopher Paladino. He arranged a $20 million Heldrich loan which will head off the project. The 235-room Heldrich was opened in 2007. This took place during the exonomic downturn which has struggled to continue to attract guests. 63.5 percent was the rate of the occupancy with Johnson and Johnson as the leading and largest account. They are also the executives that sit on the Devco board of directors. They have decided to stay optimistic and in hope that as the economics of the project continue to improve with a good path and with the economy. In hope  according to Press of Atlantic City that the project will satisfy its outstanding obligations to the Atlantic City.

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Visual Search By the Slyce Pays Off

Fourth Quarter 2015 financial results and activities for Slyce Inc. have been published by Yahoo Finance. Slyce is the lead company in alternative online Search methods that has put effective Visual Search technologies on e-commerce retailers “Must Have” list. Along with the profits earned, the report gives many interesting highlights of the fast-paced action happening at Slyce.

During the last fiscal quarter last year, Slyce announced a major partnership with SHOES.COM, the e-commerce shoe merchant. SHOES.COM owns SHOEme.ca and OnlineShoes.com. When people are out and about with Slyce’s SHOEme.ca app running on their smartphones they can snap a picture of any shoes they see as interesting and use that picture as input to Slyce’s intelligent Visual Search. The result is a list of exact or at least quite similar shoes offered by SHOES.COM, and get this: the ability to immediately buy the selected shoes with a few taps on the screen. The picture can be of real shoes, pictures printed in a random catalog or sales flyer, magazine pictures, or from an online web page.

Slyce had already done the same major technology upgrade for Neiman Marcus for a few items. The high-end retailer was so enthusiastic about the increased revenues Slyce brought them that they add most of their other product lines to their NM mobile app, called ‘Snap. Find. Shop.’ Another refinement of the NM app is the addition of using 3D images as input. Customers can buy home furnishings, apparel for the whole family, jewellery, shoes, handbags, and pet accessories; finding these things simply by supplying some type of image.

Of course, all this wizard of Ozzery has required great effort by Slyce’s research division and the purchase of innovative technology companies that also supplied key pieces. Several million dollars have been put into the company by savvy investors. This money is slated to build up Slyce’s repertoire to include every possible type of alternative Search methods. All of them veer into the future, not longer tethered solely on difficult to describe textual inputs. Slyce introduced a new third-party Software Development Kit, a 2D Content Management System (CMS), 3D model recognition, and a new digital mobile coupon system called Coupon Author.

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Helane Morrison and the Importance of Compliance Officers

A compliance officer’s job is not the most popular type of position that a person can have but it is extremely important. Compliance officers are needed within the business and financial industries to ensure that organizations and independent workers are using legal and ethical practices in their dealings. A top level compliance officer named Helane Morrison knows the kind of corruption that takes place within the world of business and finance. She has spent a great deal of her career fighting against this type of corruption. 

Financial institutions and individuals are given a certain level of trust by default. Many people honestly believe that if a person works within this type of field that simply means that they are naturally going to do the right thing. Unfortunately, this is not always true. 

One of the biggest reasons as to why the Great Recession of 2008 happened was due to the greed of business and financial workers. Many organizations and individuals who worked in these field used unethical practices to issue bad loans and to carry out bad business. 

Even before the 2008 recession had taken place, some CEO’s, investors and financial officers were not doing the right thing. Investors were allowing people to put their money into faulty ventures that they knew were going to fail, bankers were securitizing loans that were flat out bad and fraud was being committed by many companies because there were no laws in place to keep it from happening. 

Sometimes, a business will do things that are not ethical. They are not necessarily trying to be deceptive or get over by breaking the law; their actions could result out of frustration, bureaucratic restrictions or they see loopholes that will allow them to get ahead in an impractical manner. While all of these factors come into play that does not mean that an organization can do whatever they desire to make a profit. 

Compliance officers enforce government, state and local laws pertaining business practices or operations. They ensure that financial records are well kept and maintained. They also make it a point to ensure that clients are not being cheated against by the companies that they do business with. 

Helane learned a lot about ethical integrity during her time with the SEC. She was the first woman to be appointed to the head of the organization and was lauded for her time there in this WSJ article.

Helane Morrison was a rare compliance officer that was able to motivate her fellow workers to do good while they carried out their duties every day. This woman worked hard to ensure that everyone underneath her command performed with excellence. Helane Morrison’s work ethic and compliance management style is outlined in the article How Helane Morrison is Shattering the Glass Ceiling in the Corporate World.

Learn more about Helane by visiting her Crunchbase or connecting with her on LinkedIn here >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/helane-morrison-739aa1110

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