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December 29, 2016

Choosing The Best Holiday Wines With The Aid Of UK Vintners

The Holiday season is known as the time of year when over indulgence and the taste of luxury is always high on the agenda of people attending parties or simply enjoying the best wines available in the comfort of their own home. Wines and champagne are the preserve of the UK Vintners, who have developed a number of strategic links with the top wine merchants in the world and wineries across the Bordeaux region of France.

UKV PLC has created an online and physical wine presence that retains a personal sense of service with individual wine experts from the company working with clients to find an investment, cater an event, or enhance any wine collection.

The experts from UKV PLC have recently been looking to source the perfect range of wines for the Holiday season that will make any way of celebrating as enjoyable as possible. UKV PLC’s experts have not only looked for the best wines, but also sought out those that are coming to their perfect level of maturity that brings out all the flavors that will enhance the festive season for any wine enthusiast. A good example of a wine that has been monitored by the experts at UKV PLC until it reaches its perfect moment for drinking is the 2008 Beychevelle that has hints of particularly festive fruits, including raspberry and cranberry; the 2008 is a good option as it is known this variety of wine is enjoyed best after it has come to maturity within the first 15 years of life.

Other options that have come to maturity just in time for the Holiday season are the 1998 Pichan Baron and the Ducru Beaucaillou from 2005. The Pichon Baron vintage is a medium bodied wine with low acid levels that makes this one of the top options for enjoying over this festive period; unlike the blended Pichon Baron, the Ducru Beaucaillou comes from one of the oldest wineries of the Bordeaux region and brings all those years of experience to the creation of this deep purple colored wine that is a perfect Holiday option.

One of the main reasons UKV PLC has become such a major part of the industry for UK vintners is the way the experts from the company are willing to look at the reasons a wine is being purchased and how it will be used by the client. From fine wines to champagnes the work of UKV PLC has become part of the global industry for vintners assisting those looking to enjoy wines and those who are seeking a secure long term investment. The specialist services offered by UKV PLC include choosing wines that will accompany any specific event, such as a high quality dessert wine needed for the festive season the experts from the company recently named as the spicy and fruity flavors of the D’Yquem from 2009.

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December 27, 2016

WEN hair care system By Chaz

Hair care is a very important part of your everyday routine. Beautiful hair is important for a woman’s self esteem. Hair is one of the first features that people notice when they meet you. Hair can make a difference with first impressions. Many women around the world are trying to find ways to achieve healthy and beautiful hair, but can’t seem to find the perfect product. Hair has a way of making women either feel confident or self conscious. Healthy hair is a great way to make you feel beautiful, but it’s not always easy to obtain.

One of the most popular hair care systems is, WEN Hair Care by Chaz Dean (http://chazdean.com/). This hair care system has sold over 40 million bottles in 16 years and is still selling. This product has great raves and reviews on Amazon. Women that have used this product have noticed a tremendous difference in their hair. Reviewers claim that, WEN, has left their hair softer, ani-frizzy, shiny, and overall healthy. This is a complete hair care system that has about anything that your hair needs. The average rating has a 4 out of 5 stars on this amazing product!

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December 26, 2016

Highland Capital Reaches Out To Victims Of Family Violence

In a recent online article published on PRNewswire.com, Highland Capital Management offered a $1 million challenge grant to The Family Place in Dallas, TX. This nonprofit organization helps local victims of family violence.

For the last six months, it has tried to raise the last $2.8 million in their Legacy Campaign, says the article. James Dondero, co-founder and president of Highland Capital, made the generous announcement at an annual luncheon for the organization. It was held in October at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, the article states.

Highland Capital has a department that administers its charitable donations, called the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. According to Dondero’s grant, Highland Capital will match any funds raised for The Family Place by 50%– up to $1 million. The grant will be good for the next six months, says the article.

So far, The Family Place has raised another $200,00 for their Legacy Campaign. Highland has matched it with $100,000. There is less than $3 million needed in the total fundraising goal of $16.5 million. With the help of Highland’s grant, The Family Place has a better chance of reaching their final goal, the article says. Learn more about James Dondero: https://www.nexbank.com/james-dondero.htm

Community leaders in Dallas such as Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown made statements that encouraged the city to get involved in The Family Place’s cause. Family violence is a life-threatening issue, they said. In a quote from the article, Dondero praises the Dallas community for banding together to accomplish things.

James Dandero explains how impressed Highland Capital was with what The Family Place and its donors have accomplished in such a short time. Dondero expresses how proud his company is to work with other generous donors in the community.

The Legacy Campaign will help fund the construction and operations of a new counseling center in Dallas. It is named after Ann Moody, and will serve family violence victims, says the article. Things such as emergency shelter, a medical clinic, a call center, and private counseling rooms will be available in the new building. According to the article, it will serve more than 2,000 victims of family violence every year. It will also provide counseling and special classes for more than 6,000 students in the Dallas area.

James Dondero co-founded Highland Capital Management in 1993. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Virginia. He majored in Finance and Accounting in the McIntire School of Commerce. He is a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

According to PR Newswire, James Dondero has worked in the field of credit and equity markets. In addition to being President of Highland Capital Management, he sits on the board of several other institutions, including MGM Studios. Dondero is well-known for his philanthropy in Dallas and around the nation.

He donates time and money to worthy causes such as veterans’ affairs, education, and public policy. His work with The Family Place is the latest in his charitable efforts.

December 22, 2016

Why George Soros Rallied Behind Clinton During the 2016 US Presidential Election

Billionaire investor George Soros has made a name for himself by making jaw-dropping contributions to libertarian causes across the world. George Soros lived up to this reputation during the just-concluded US Presidential elections by contributing a whopping 25 million dollars to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. His spirited efforts to fund Clinton’s campaign saw him labelled a boogeyman by Republicans. This only helped kindle his desire to promote liberation ideas in America.

How Soros’s Dalliance with Democrats Developed

The investor has not only been supporting Democratic Party presidential candidates. In essence, he has been supporting Democratic candidates at all levels of the political divide. He has similarly been funding pro-liberation ideals, which are mostly fronted by Democrats, since 2004.

During the just-concluded elections, George Soros and his allies flexed their financial muscle to oil one of the most comprehensive election campaign machineries in history. According to the Federal Election Commission, the figure might even be higher than what has been widely projected in the media. Despite the fact that his favored candidate lost out, he still remains committed to the party’s ideals.

George Soros was to attend the Democratic convention but unfortunately, missed out due to his commitment to the Economic situation in Europe. How he balances his political and business endeavors at an advanced age baffles foes and admirers alike. Just recently, he made his much-awaited return to the trading floor. Those who are close to him point out that in 2016, he was more politically involved that he had ever been before.

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Soros-Clinton Rapport

The Hungarian-American billionaire has been a close acquaintance of Hillary Clinton for more than 25 years. Political commentators point out that it is this closeness that led him to be more politically engaged in the course of her presidential campaign. Others attribute the increased political activity to his conviction about the pragmatism of Hillary’s policies.

The hedge fund billionaire’s chief political adviser, Michael Vachon points out that in as much as Soros has been a key supporter of the Democratic Party, the stakes were exceptionally high in 2016. This is because most ideals that he stands for such as immigrant reform, religious tolerance, and criminal justice reform, were under threat. He felt that only a Democrats government would vouch for these reforms. His willingness to fund Clinton’s campaign was a major boost to Democrats. In doing so, he managed to catalyze other left-wing activists to support Clinton.

Voter Mobilization Groups

Soros used a unique model to marshal support for Clinton and her team. He mainly made contributions through pro-Hillary PAC’s such as Priorities USA Action. These PAC’s mainly targeted immigrant voters, and those that have been historically maligned by successive governments. His aim was to boost immigrant voter registration and turnout in important swing states. Besides this, he made notable contributions to groups that were devoted to opposing conservative efforts to curb voting in certain areas. After the elections, Soros led a group of high-profile individuals to chart the way forward for liberal ideals. This clearly shows that he is still committed to enhancing democracy across the globe.

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EOS’ Innovations Upturn the Lip Balm Market

While lip balms are not thought to be part of the most dynamic industry in the marketplace. However it was just that lack of dynamism that made the lip balm market an attractive target of a new start up company – EOS seven years ago when they entered the market.

When EOS lip balm was first founded they noticed that the lip balm market was ripe for intervention as the major lip makers were not changing their products to meet the needs of customers and were trying to compete solely based on the price of their balms. EOS tried to steal a market share by making a product that fit their customers’ tastes.

In an article by Fast Company, EOS studied the major buyers of lip balm who turned out to be women. These female buyers were not enamored with their lip balms and were looking for balms that did not have the bland medicinal flavors that major competitors like Chapstick were selling. To counter this EOS made interesting fruit flavors that were tasty and subtle. Women buyers were also looking for all natural and organic products that were safe and higher quality than the standard lip balms on the market which were typically made fr petroleum jelly. EOS started to make balms that featured high quality ingredients like jojoba oil and Shea butter which were longer lasting and better for you than the artificial ingredients in competing lip balms. They then packaged their lip balm in a unique orbital applicator (see: https://evolutionofsmooth.com/lip-balm/smooth-spheres.html) that was colorful and creative and irresistible to customers.

The success that EOS experienced from listening to their customers’ needs was instantaneous. Major distributors like Walgreens, Walmart, ULTA and Target started to carry their products. Customers began to buy them and EOS now sells over one million lip balm units a week. Listening to their customers helped EOS to uproot larger competitors and grow into a lip balm powerhouse.