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January 19, 2019

Agera Energy Glassdoor Careers

Born and based in Briarcliff Manor, NY, private energy supplier Agera Energy was founded in 2014 with a customer-driven mindset, leading to over 700,000 commercial and industrial clients, about 51 to 200 employees and a rapidly increasing customer base. Agera Energy gives electricity, natural gas and utility for consumers throughout the nation.

 

Agera Energy is willing to help employees with anything they need and will have new hires go through all the training required to succeed with the company. The salary is base and includes commission for those looking to truly show their selling potential. No matter what the skill level, Agera Energy offers employees everything they need to flourish with the company.

January 12, 2019

Alastair Borthwick: A Renaissance Man

Alastair Borthwick was a man of many talents, utilizing his gifts in several different ways. He had his breakthrough literary masterpieces, specifically Always A Little Further (1939) and Sans Peur (1946); Always A Little Further, a memoir inspired greatly by Borthwick´s love of the oudoors and the Scottish highlands, was the writer’s first literary success. Sans Peur, different but equally poignant, tells the tales of the final years of World War II. Borthwick was a unique and enjoyable human being.
Born in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire in 1913, he was raised in Troon, Ayrshire before eventually moving to Glasgow at the age of eleven. It was in Glasgow where Alastair first got his start in journalism. He started as a copy taker for The Evening Times and moved on to the Glasgow Weekly Herald. Still a teenager, Alastair Borthwick found the staff at the Herald to be quite thin, forcing him to cover many different columns and work in copious amounts of topics. It was here that he discovered his love for rock climbing that was the genesis behind Always A Little Further. His career was put on hold when Borthwick joined the Scottish troops in World War II.
Alastair Borthwick joined in with the 51st Highland Division’s 5th Seaforth Highlanders, eventually reaching the rank of captain. One memorable night for Borthwick came when he led a group of around 600 men in single file fashion through enemy lines to surround the sleeping German troops in the Netherlands.
After the war, along with his wife who he married in 1940, Alastair moved to the country. It was here where he felt alive, finally settling in South Ayrshire in 1960, where the family lived for the rest of their lives.
Alastair’s rich talents brought him into broadcasting, where he wrote for over 150 different programs. His favorite of them was Scottish Soldier, a 13-part series that told the stories of Scottish infantry regiments from the point of view of the soldier. Alastair Borthwick died on September 25, 2003, and will be forever remember for his wealthy talents and love for the outdoors.

Learn more about Alastair´s life and publications at https://gazetteday.com/2018/12/recounting-life-alastair-borthwick/

January 11, 2019

The Romantic Rebel in Wilson

Trailers of Rebel Wilson’s upcoming release ‘Isn’t it romantic’ has sure set the expectations of a romantic fantasy comedy. Comedy and funny roles are not new for Wilson and playing an Australian should come naturally to her. Wilson, who was born in Australia and spent her childhood in Sydney is one of the rare successful actresses from the continent in southern hemisphere. Rebel Wilson’s journey in Hollywood has been a long, hard working and in many ways fierce and intense one.

Isn’t it romantic is the story Natalie, of an Australian architect in New York city, who is cynical about love. At work, Natalie gets tasks that are the envy of an office assistant, in spite of being an architect by designation. A twist of fate finds her entangled in a love triangle she desperately wants to get out of. The movie draws many parallels with Rebel Wilson’s own journey.

Wilson’s family does not think she is as funny as they are in reality. As a matter of fact, Wilson never aimed for comedy at the beginning of her career. She took serious roles on stage, but the audience found her funny and laughed. The reaction initially upset Wilson, but would later on turn out to be her unique selling proposition in Hollywood.

The movie brings Rebel Wilson to the limelight, instead of her usual supporting roles or comedy supplemental touches. Trailers show Wilson fitting smoothly into the lead role with confidence. Also in the movie are India born Priyanka Chopra, playing a yoga ambassador and Adam DeVine.

The interesting part is the change Natalie s fall creates – It takes her to a world of her own PG-13 rated romantic comedy, swear words censored and her sudden shift into beautiful apartment and more attractive, expensive clothes. Read more: Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Collider and Pitch Perfect 4 | Vanity Fair

Wilson was raised in Australia and studied at the Australian theater for young people. For someone who started as a shy girl in school, stepped cautiously into theater simply due to encouragement from her teacher, a young Australian woman who came to Hollywood with a bachelor’s degree in theatre and performance studies, Rebel Wilson s journey has been an inspiring one.

She began her journey with her stage musicals and followed up with some high quality stage productions. She moved to Hollywood in 2010 and her Fat Amy role in Pitch Perfect brought her the attention and acclaims. Learn more about Rebel Wilson: https://www.glamour.com/story/isnt-it-romantic-trailer and https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/isnt-it-romantic-trailer-rebel-wilson-stars-rom-spoof-1156788

Wilson’s immense talent was in full display in How to be single and she carries that strong character into this movie. Wilson’s natural inclination to comedy blends capriciously with her central character role in Isn’t it romantic and makes it a widely anticipated movie.

The movie is slated to be released on valentine’s day and that is very apt timing for a romantic comedy. The fantasy of garbage free NYC, huge apartment, romance hitting the most cynical architect is expected to keep audience interested, hopefully romantically.

January 06, 2019

Big plans are in the future for DAMAC despite a drop in revenue

Hussain Sajwani, who is the CEO of DAMAC Properties, was in favor of Donald Trump’s hard stance on trading with China. The DAMAC owner ironically has some deals with the president relating to golf courses, which are one of the best in the world, according to the article from Gazetteday.com. The fact is that due to the tough stance on China, it hurt DAMAC Properties as its shares fell, despite this however, the company is not stopping as it plans to expand and build more property in Europe. The entrepreneur is happy that he worked with the Trump organization on the golf courses and that he does not get involved with politics as his job is within the business and in having it thrive. He states that his business keeps him very busy around the clock and that free trade is important to the business world. The DAMAC owner does not believe that profits tell the whole story when it comes to owning a business, as he believes that there are other essential elements to building a successful business such as hiring more team members, giving excellent service to customers, and getting recognition from others. Despite the drop in revenue, Hussain Sajwani believes that the real estate market will bounce back after some poor months. The entrepreneur also has his own blog where he depicts how the market has been great since 2002 when DAMAC was born, and he believes that despite the decrease in sales that it will fire back up with new properties being built and more spending being put into buildings in the country. The big mission of the DAMAC owner is to expand his business abroad to Europe as they are looking to expand in London. Brexit has shown to be a setback in the whole matter, regardless DAMAC is looking to expand their presence there. DAMAC has plenty of real estates in Dubai but also has built golf courses, parks, and villas. The next step for the company is to be able to expand their presence throughout Europe.

 

Gazetteday article

January 05, 2019

How Richard Liu Qiangdong Gained His Reputation As A Business Mogul

Fueled by his ambitious disposition, Richard Liu Qiangdong embarked on numerous ventures following his college career. Liu Qiandong attended the illustrious Renmin University of China, subsequently graduating with a degree in sociology. During this juncture, Richard Liu Qiandong developed a vast skill set ranging from freelance coding to computer programming. Liu Qiangdong’s ability to digest the seemingly inscrutable dynamics of computer science enabled him to thrive in a digital capacity. While getting his foot in the door, Richard Liu Qiangdong took a job at JapanLife. This corporation promised ample opportunity, and Richard Liu Qiangdong quickly graduated to executive positions.

Two short years later, Richard Liu Qiangdong acted on his urge to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. Before too long, Liu Qiangdong founded Jingdong, a Beijing-based shop offering magneto-optical products. Liu dedicated much of his time to fostering the growth of Jingdong, eventually expanding to 12 stores throughout China. Cut to 2003, and the SARS outbreak rendered Liu Qiangdong’s enterprise unprofitable. With no patrons or staff in his shop, Liu Qiangdong was forced to rework his business model. As a result, JD.com born. This e-commerce platform proved a suitable alternative, and Liu was even inspired to introduce electronics into his robust line of merchandise.

With JD.com steadily evolving, Richard Liu Qiangdong felt assured enough to cease the Jingdong business. Regarding recent developments, WeChat, a renowned Chinese multimedia software, acquired 15 percent of JD.com for a whopping $215 million. Liu Qiangdong agreed to the deal under one exception: WeChat regularly promote JD.com via their social networks. Given the billions of hits WeChat amasses a month, this was undoubtedly a sage business move on Liu’s part. These days, JD.com works in partnership with Farfetch, an online retail platform. In essence, the two enterprises combine forces to expand their influence throughout the Chinese market.

January 05, 2019

Monitoring The Mind Blowing Developments At Fortress Investment Group

The investment firm has diversified its investments over the years and that has earned it a position among the best performing in the industry. Its activities have earned it global recognition and was estimated to have an asset base worth more than $69.6 billion at the end of 2016.

Fortress Investment Group was established by Wes Edens, Rob Kaufman, and Randal Nardone. The management has always focused on adopting customer-oriented policies and that has led to an increase in the number of clients which currently stands at more than 1,750. Some of the portfolios at the organization include real estate, credit, and private equity. The company is public and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

One of the founders of Fortress Investment Group, Rob Kaufman, left the business to focus on car racing. He started his own company and has competed in many national races over the years with some of the best talents in the industry. A Japanese firm, SoftBank acquired fortress. The company has invested heavily in technology and has global recognition. It has invested in areas such as telecommunication, AI, and energy.

The acquisition deal was valued at about $3.3 billion and the money was received in cash. The decision about the merger was unanimously endorsed by all the stakeholders at the investment management firm and all the Class A shareholders received $8.08 for each share. The Fortress Investment Group shareholders were also expected to receive $0.09 for each share as dividends during the fourth quarter of 2016.

Some of the recent legislative changes prohibited the international firms to be part of the senior management in the United States. Therefore, SoftBank agreed to leave the management roles at Fortress Investment Group to the leadership team at the time of the acquisition which included Peter Briger, Wes Edens, and Randy Nardone. One of the conditions of the acquisition deal was that Fortress would continue to operate independently as the subsidiary of SoftBank. The headquarters of the company would also remain unchanged. The management of the Japanese company was impressed by the business model, personnel, and culture of Fortress and was optimistic that the partnership would be successful.

December 31, 2018

Popular Dallas-Based Financial Institution Nexbank

About four months ago NexBank, a popular financial services company based in Dallas TX, announced it had completed a private placement of its subordinated notes (fixed-to-floating rate) to certain investors, mainly its high net worth and institutional investors. Its debt offering is worth $54 million. The proceeds from the offering will be going towards general business purposes.

 

The notes have a maturity of 2027, more specifically September 30 of 2027. Furthermore, for five years the notes will be non-callable, while their interest rates will be fixed for five years. The interest rate on the notes is 6.375 percent. After the five years are up, the notes will have a floating rate.

 

NexBank’s notes have received a BBB rating as an investment grade. Under applicable capital regulations, the notes qualify as Tier 2 capital.

 

Who Is NexBank

NexBank is a financial services company with its headquarters based in the city of Dallas, Texas. The company has a charter that dates back to over 20 years and their assets are worth over $7.1 billion. Their clients mainly consist of financial institutions and institutional clients. NexBank also focuses on serving the financial and banking needs of real estate investors, large corporations and mid-market companies.

 

Products & Services

NexBank offers a range of financial products via its three business cores, which includes mortgage banking, commercial banking, and institutional services. Through its commercial banking core, NexBank offers commercial lending services, commercial real estate lending services and treasury management. Warehouse lending and wholesale & correspondent lending services are offered via its Mortgage Banking core. For its institutional clients, NexBank offers services such as treasury management, investment banking and a range of depository services.

 

If you would like to become a client of NexBank or learn more about their services, then visit their website. There you will find general information, as well as their contact info.

December 20, 2018

What does Shervin Pishevar Really Express in his 21-hour Tweet Storm?

Following his unending words, you have probably come across this man, Shervin Pishevar, in various social media platforms. As, such, it is not surprising at all how he went ranting in a tweet storm for 21 hours and over 50 messages on predictions of a possible decline in the U.S economy.

Among the many issues, Pishevar, the founding father of Sherpa Capital discussed in this particular tweet include bitcoin, bonds, immigration, and SpaceX. According to him, bitcoin is likely to experience a significant drop off between 2,000 and 5,000 dollars. It will then start rising bit by bit.

From the predictions of the coming financial storm as a result of a drop in the stock market, the early Uber investor touched on the crippling situation of Silicon Valley. The tech crunch also expressed his thoughts on a wide range of other issues that are likely to affect the U.S economy. Some of the problems Shervin Pishevar predicts are;

The expected continuation in the ongoing bitcoin crash.

The United States is losing dramatically to countries like China, especially on matters involving infrastructure developments.

The likelihood of bonds volatile nature extending across other significant markets.

How California has lost its firm grip on technological innovations and cultural stability.

An extensive reduction in the stock markets by 6,000 points is on the way.

The big business organizations in the U.S will continue gaining more power due to the low rates of new business start-ups.

Notably, the 21-hour tweet storm happens to be Shervin Pishevar’s first public statement since his resignation in December following a series of sexual harassment allegations. Having been off the public eye for a considerable period, Shervin’s come back with the two-day extravaganza is quite significant. It is hard to determine his motivation for re-emergence into the limelight. Some see revenge as the motivating factor on those who tainted his excellent reputation.

Over the years, Shervin Pishevar has greatly contributed to the world of investments through his helpful insights and analysis reports on various industries. In most cases, his predictions are always true. As such, despite painting a dying picture of the state of the U.s economy in his messages, every investor who wishes to succeed should heed his warnings and prepare accordingly.

http://summit.vanityfair.com/speakers/shervin-pishevar

December 18, 2018

How CloudWick Expertise Can Lead To Simplified Data Exploration

As companies look to become more efficient, one of the most promising trends has been machine learning models. Able to be used in a variety of industries and for multiple purposes, these models can require minimal effort to be installed within a company’s production system. As a result, users can combine analytics and state-of-the-art technology to not only have much greater visualizations, but also much more simplified data exploration.

By taking advantage of the CloudWick platform for machine learning models, companies can engage in a variety of tasks. This can include obtaining detailed insight reports, integrating the machine learning models with existing applications, and using the latest aspects of artificial intelligence, analytics, and algorithms to assess how machine learning will most benefit the organization.

Along with this, simplified data exploration can thus be made possible. Once machine learning models are put in place and made available to all users, a single platform can be used for all data storage and security. When this occurs, little if any big data or cloud experience is required of users, enabling them to complete multiple tasks much more efficiently.

Once a system of machine learning modeling is in place, a number of solutions can be found to existing problems. For example, in many retail corporations and other companies, sales forecasting is a vital tool in being able to estimate company revenue and other important details. However, it can often be very difficult for companies to conduct this forecasting in an accurate and reliable manner. However, CloudWick technology can change all this. By incorporating CloudWick into their IT systems, companies can track various types of customer data, demographic data, and other trends to establish predictions of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly sales. In doing so, future revenues can be determined much more precisely, along with determining which products are selling the best.

As companies come to realize the value of machine learning modeling, CloudWick and its advanced analytics will continue to be in high demand. Whether used in retail, transportation, or even the public sector, CloudWick technology is making many tasks easier and more efficient.

https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/r11652341/cloudwick-sees-demand-for-machine-learning-engineers-grow-in-q1

December 11, 2018

Matt Badiali: Sanctions Will Force Oil Higher

Early in November, the sanctions that the Trump administration vowed to place on Iran officially went into effect. There were financial analysts who were calling for this event to mark the beginning of higher oil prices, however, the oil market remained quite calm as sanctions began. Matt Badiali is one financial analyst who is still calling for higher oil prices due to the sanctions. He is an expert on all things related to the natural resource sector. He spent much of his career going around the world inspecting natural resource assets first hand as a geologist. Matt Badiali recently broke down the reasons the oil market remained quiet after the sanctions began, and he believes that it will be the American consumer whose pocketbook is eventually impacted by rising oil prices.

Matt Badiali says that the sanctions never officially started and that is the main reason that oil prices did not react as everyone else had been anticipating. There are eight countries that currently purchase a lot of oil from Iran, and they have been given a waiver to continue to buy oil for the next six months. However, after the six-month grace period ends, the US will punish any country who purchases oil from Iran.

The reaction of the oil market was exactly what the Trump administration wants. They are hoping to put enough pressure on Iran without causing oil prices to spike in the process. Matt Badiali feels that if the sanctions stay in effect, they will eventually push oil higher. He is anticipating that Iran will see its oil exports drop significantly after the six-month grace period. He does not believe that any other country will have the capabilities to fill in the supply deficit that he is forecasting. Matt Badiali also pointed out that Venezuela is producing much less oil than it used to, which will further put more pressure on the supply side of oil. His advice to American consumers is to be ready to pay dearly at the pump when summertime comes. He feels that it is the perfect time for investors to position themselves accordingly.

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