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The Importance of Social Media With Online Reputation Management

When thinking about running an online business or making sure that one’s career success, one thing to remember is that business and careers are social by nature. In other words, it is important to set up and manage social media profiles so that one can gain the trust of many people. Social media can do wonders for online reputation management When one is regularly providing updates to social media, then he will present the image that he wants to present to potential customers. However, it is important to be careful of the image that one presents. Often times, there are things that one could do and say on social media that could ruin the image that he is trying to present to people.
While it is established that search engines are where people go to look up information about a person or a business, social media is also very important because social media profiles rank very high on search engines. Therefore, one can just add a lot of information on social media on a regular basis and he will eventually rank high with social media profiles if he doesn’t already. It is also very important to reach out to people and engage them in conversations that are related to his business in some way so that he can gain enough followers for his business.

There are a few things to avoid when engaging others on social media. Among the things to avoid is getting into any beefs with other users. Often times, when things get heated, certain things are said and it could result in people losing business and even getting their account banned. If something needs to be addressed, then the best thing to do is respond once, then leave it at that. Then there is also the possibility of cyber stalking and harassment which needs to be taken care of sooner than later before it causes any severe damage to online reputation.

 

Davos Real Estate Group Announces New App

David Osio has made another big move in the financial sector further cementing his companies’ role as one of the most important financial companies in South America. He has built a long career in finance working on both sides of the coin. His vast knowledge and great work ethic led him to become a great leader in investing.

He started out in the early 1980s working in Venezuela. He was raised in the country and went to school there. After he received his law degree he started working in financial law in Venezuela. He had a knack for it is right away. His hard work led him to gaining vast knowledge in financial and regulatory law as he represented some of the biggest corporations in South America during his time as a lawyer.

Osio performed in this role for about a decade until he decided to strike out and begin investing on his own. This is when he moved to Miami, FL and started Davos Financial Group. His financial group offers services in just about every different sector of the financial industry. His real estate faction, Davos Real Estate Group, is the one that is making news most recently.

This is because they have released a new app that will help investors decide whether or not to invest in a certain property. This application is called the Davos CAP Calculator. The calculator is available for both iPhone and Andriod phones.

The app was designed and developed by Davos Real Estate Group with the company Tecknolution, who specializes in app development. The development period for the app was about 6 months. The company thinks they have a great product to make available to customers that will set them even farther apart from the rest of the real estate investment groups in South America.

The goal of the app is to increase the return on investment for any property and any investor. Each property and each investment have many different options that can greatly affect the outcome of the investment. Many people only think that the length of the mortgage is what changes the gains on an investment. This is simply not true.

There are many different other things that can change the outcome of an investment. This CAP Calculator takes every single variable into account when calculating returns on a property investment. It should be a great tool for potential investors in the South American markets.

Learn more about David Osio:

http://www.davidosio.com/

https://about.me/davidosio

https://www.visualcv.com/davidosio

Kate Hudson Talks Activewear for all and a Revolutionary Re-Do of the Little Black Dress

Marie Claire recently sat down with Kate Hudson to discuss the latest addition to Fabletics, the Tropez Dress and her incredible line of swimsuits. Fabletics is a line of active-wear for women who want fashionable and affordable active-wear. The, Tropez Dress, says Kate Hudson, is a little black dress, or LBD that you can wear for any occasion, both day and night, “We’re taking the active girl, taking her out on the town, and keeping her casual!”

You can wear them without a bra or the dreaded Spanx. According to Hudson, the Tropez dress, and other athleisure dresses in Fabletics have bras built in, as well as material that makes you look snug and tucked in, without feeling constricted. High-end designers like Alais and Herv Leger do this as well, but with much higher price tags. The best part says Kate, “No Spanx required!” Fabletics isn’t limited to dresses and yoga pants. With the same eye turned towards the confluence of fashion, comfort and construction, Fabletics also designs adorable swimsuits. Kate wants you to feel good all the time, including the beach.

If a woman buys a swimsuit, she wants to look good in it, sexy even, but not at the expense of comfort and construction. Hudson understands that and has designed an incredible line of swimsuits that make people, “feel like they’re protected in our clothes without compromising a little bit of sexiness and femininity.” You may expect a line with so much attention to comfort and style would be expensive, but don’t expect Fabletics to take a high-end approach anytime soon. A high-end fashion line would keep Kate’s philosophy of fitness for all out of reach for many customers. Says, Kate, “It’s important for us to be able to reach a broader spectrum of people.”

In a recent article by Kristina Monllos, the world was atwitter following the release of a commercial that poked fun at high-end active-wear that seems more concerned in its exclusivity than in covering your assets. Geraldine Martin-Coppola, general manager at Fabletics responded to the media excitement, “The overwhelming reaction to the commercial has been extremely positive. For us as a brand, we really don’t take ourselves too seriously and we also make fun of the way that active-wear brands market and target customers.”

Interested in trying out Fabletics, but you’d rather touch the fabric first? According to Matt Lindner of Internet Retailer, Fabletics is expanding beyond the ten brick and mortar locations it claims across the nation, providing their customers with the ultimate in omni-channel experience. Customers can try on different styles, and then purchase what they want online. Source: http://www.fabletics.com/how-it-works

Davos: The App of the Future

When you have as much success as David Osio has had in business, it doesn’t happen by accident. It involves a certain skill level and a certain knack for knowing what is going on at all times. You have to be prepared and ready for whatever is around the corner. Market trends are changing and so are the times. David Osio has recognized this and that is why his team has come up with a great app called Davos CAP Calculator. The point of the app is to estimate the return of real estate investments that the client might be interested in, as far as the future is concerned.

The future is coming, whether we like it or not, and it is important to be prepared for it and have all of the necessary tools at our disposal. Once we have these, we can accomplish and achieve anything we set our minds to. This app is going to make things so much easier for clients of Davos Real Estate Group. You can use it on your iPhone or Android device, which is a major plus, as a lot of people have those types of phones. Today, tech is taking over, as there are shows about it and chances are you seeing people on their phones all the time.

There is even mobile banking out there. With these great apps, it makes things easy on the go, so you know what is going on and when it is going on, so there are no surprises and no secrets. That’s just the type of person that David Osio is, though. He has given back to many charities and always looked out for people. He likes to lend a helping hand when he can and be there for people. What he has is something that a lot of people lack and that is a personal touch. Learn more: http://www.slideshare.net/davidosio

A personal touch goes a long way in today’s world, as people want to know they can rely on you, count on you, and you are an upstanding citizen. Let’s face it, as much as I hate to admit it, there are a lot of shady businessmen and businesswomen out there. Davis Osio has made it a personal point of emphasis to do things the right way and this app is a strong step in that direction. He listens to customers, takes their point of view into consideration, and will do what he can to make things simplified. Read on:

Check out David Osio in the news: http://www.officialdavidosio.com/

http://www.ktvn.com/story/32593570/financial-advisor-david-j-osio-increases-philanthropic-support-on-a-global-scale

 

The Benefits of Living at the Manse on Marsh

The Manse on Marsh is an assisted living facility located in San Luis Obispo, California. Chris Skiff is its local owner and has been operating it for over fifteen years. It consists of friendly staffs who are devoted to offer services to their residents. The seniors are taken care of and given comforts for betterment. It has three buildings containing eighty seven apartments. It offers them an environment where they can connect with people of equal mindedness and with an aura of stability, peace and security.

They ensure to play their part as members of a community in keeping their environment safe and taking good care of their residents. They offer them a number of lifestyle choices that ensure independence, privacy and a homey feeling. These include single bedrooms, studios, adjacent homes and cottages. The seniors are also given maximum medical attention by trained medical technicians. They are available day and in in shifts so that their residents’ individual needs can be met adequately. There are also five check-ins on every resident on a daily basis whether ailing or not. They offer them everyday meals, aid in cleaning, personal care and hygiene like doing their laundry and their transportation is catered for too.

The benefits of Manse on Marsh are numerous. The trained and caring staff are available throughout and can always be accessed. They offer them advice, tips and guidance on various health issues so they are well equipped with knowledge of how to remain fit. The seniors are taken through a smooth transition so that they easily and quickly fit into the new environment by offering close interaction between the Resident Welcoming Committee who ensure them of the comfort they will receive in their new home. The individual needs of these seniors are always a priority.

The Manse on Marsh is designed to offer what most of the seniors would like after retirement. That is, an independent lifestyle with a touch of a community setting to it. They also provide the kind of treatments and services for the situations they are in. It gives them the fulfillment of living in a place where they are happy.

Distilling and Understanding Kabbalah

Kabbalah is the name given to a tradition of Jewish mysticism that has survived throughout the centuries. It can be quite daunting to begin exploring all the possible routes involved, especially when it comes to Kabbalah’s most recognized symbol, the Tree of Life, which involve many pathways esoteric symbols.

What is Kabbalah?
There are several broad definitions of Kabbalah, which make it hard to find a single defining answer. At its best it can be considered a research tool based in ancient Jewish mysticism to help us explore spiritual realms. Using the Tree of Life model as a metaphor for life, the study of Kabbalah helps you become more spiritually integrated.

Ancient Roots
Kabbalistic teachings find their origins in early Jewish history, although scholars pinpoint its origins to around the 13th century. Around this time a text known as the Zohar was published, which is considered the basis for kabbalistic wisdom. However, the knowledge that was revealed over 5,000 years ago still holds sway in Kabbalah even today.

The Modern Revival
Kabbalah is not a religion nor dogma, which appeals to a lot of free thinkers in today’s world. It has seen a resurgence in the twenty-first century among celebrities and honest soul-searchers alike. Fortunately, there is plenty of learning material to peruse and several teachers, such as the folks at the Kabbalah Centre, available to help lead new students in their Kabbalah journey.

About the Kabbalah Centre
The Kabbalah Centre is an international Kabbalah school that has facilities across the United States and in several other countries. They also offer online classes for those who do not live near a facility where they can attend classes. It is a non-profit organization and has volunteer programs as well.

When it comes to introducing students to Kabbalah, the Kabbalah Centre approaches Kabbalah with the understanding that the topic can be complex. Knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish texts are not prerequisite for new students. New students will find this approach quite accessible as they start their studies. The Centre also does not teach Kabbalah as a religion but as a supplement to it, embracing those of all walks of life. Visit their website for more information about Kabbalah and the centre’s events.

 

DEVCO and the Atlantic City Press

DEVCO is a real estate development company. The company also known as New Brunswick Development Corporation is a private nonprofit company for the urban for the city’s revitalization. This company was founded in the mid 1970’s. The company is great at making a solid public-private partnership. They are also very knowledgeable in strategic alliances and project financing. The company has administrated nearly $1.6 billion into investments in New Brunswick.

The Press of Atlantic noticed that questions began to come about when the company did not pay $20 million back in Casino Reinvestment Development Authority loans. The article states that the company’s attorney Chris Paladino says “CRDA will be paid, but it’s just going to take a couple more years.” The company has taken loans for businesses such as The Heldrich, a New Brunswick hotel and conference center. This 235 room building opened in 2007. CRDA has stated to date they still have not received a payment on the loan. In defense The Heldrich has a few economic impacts. Some of those affected are 235 unionized employees and even the people who visited the hotel.
DEVCO took a really bad block in a neighborhood and made it gorgeous. The outcome of the project is amazing. The company is working very hard to pay the loan back.

It Looks Like There Is Nothing But Blue Skies For JustFab

In this day in age, online shopping is a very popular thing. You can get just about anything from groceries to your clothes online. A couple of years ago, shoppers were starting to get introduced to subscription-based companies – these companies will charge you a monthly fee for a membership and will usually have discounted prices and membership perks. With many growing companies, the subscription service, JustFab had an ever growing list of competition. As stated in an article in the Los Angeles Times, JustFab is heading toward a good future, despite the fact that other subscription-based companies are seeing anything but success in their profits. Two years after being valued at $1 billion, JustFab earned the much-coveted “unicorn” status. For the first time, the company made a profit in 2016. The company’s co-founder just announced that JustFab is ready to grow up, and also announced a name change in the works. It looks like things are only going up for JustFab, and it doesn’t look like their planning on slowing down anytime soon. To read the whole article, click here: JustFab heads toward IPO even as other subscription start-ups struggle

For those of you who aren’t familiar with JustFab, it, as stated above is a subscription-based company. The company sells shoes, clothing, bags, and accessories. They offer a VIP membership option, where items are priced 30% lower and get VIP credits you can use towards a free item. The VIP membership of JustFab works like this – you sign up; after the 5th of every month you credit/debit card gets charged $39.95, and you can spend that money on whatever you want. You do get the option to skip a month if you choose the option before or on the 5th of every month. Also, if you just want to try it out for a couple of months and decide it’s just not for you, you can cancel at any time!

The people running JustFab have listened to the complaints people have made in the past, and want to give their customers the best service they can provide to them. Try them today at https://www.heels.com/shoe-brand/just-fab-shoes and see if JustFab is the right fit for you!

Securus Technology on Integrity

Introduction

Securus Technology is one of the leading providers of criminal and civil technology solutions for monitoring, corrections, safety and investigations. According to PR Newswire, Securus has recently announced that Tel Link has breached inmate communications and there is enough reports with facts and finding that supports the issue. Securus also has series of articles that are connected with the press release to support and highlight integrity breaches and wrongdoings by GTL.

Richard A. Smith, the CEO of Securus claimed that he loves their industry that serves corrections, law enforcement and the society in general. It, therefore, offends the entire industry of Securus when integrity is offended of which GTL company is a victim. Securus, therefore unveils on PR Newswire the plans to perform review areas where things are being done wrongly using press releases that will be carried for six months.

Sample Report

The first report involves evidence that was collected by Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) when GTL served Louisiana Department of Corrections by providing outbound telecom services to inmates. After investigations, the following was found:

  • The phones provided by Global Tel Link included programmed clocks to add about 15 or 36 seconds of which is the global practice of advancing the clocks is unlawful and unauthorized.
  • The phones provided to correction institutions also were rated higher than permitted tariffs which are illegal.
  • Add-on programs used by GTL led to artificially charged money which is problematic and insidious of all activities.
  • There was a problem with GTL to bill a single call more than once which is unauthorized.
  • The practices were carried out intentionally to overcharge customers.
  • The amount overcharged because of the practices above amounts to $1,242,000.

Conclusion

Securus technology is, therefore, working to promote integrity by ensuring Global Tel Link stop using programmed clocks to overcharge customers. Playing tricks on customers, and scamming them is the biggest problem that Securus Technology wants to tame.

See their crunchbase page for more info.

Related article: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-meets-with-justice-department-and-fbi-to-review-potential-illegal-activities-within-the-inmate-telephone-marketplace-300262288.html

 

 

Tracing the Source of the Millions for the Kennedy Center Fundraising Campaign

The fundraising campaign aimed at the expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts that started back in 2013 with an aim of raising $125 million has so far surpassed its aim. Despite it blowing off its goals, it has added another $50 million to its target. The campaign has so far managed to lock up over $135.9 million to be used for the project. The project will include the construction of a riverfront, pedestrian bridge linking the Kennedy Center to the Pavilion. It will also expand the center, which was opened in 1971, with three other new pavilions, rehearsal and educational spaces, dining space and offices.

 

David Rubenstein, the Co-Founder of Carlyle Group, who is also the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center set the ball rolling by giving a $50 million donation back in 2013. No other person or entity has matched that level of generosity but the money is still trickling in. Notable donors to the fundraising include: The Boeing Co., $20 million, $10 million from Stephen and Christine Schwarzman and Jacqueline Mars. $5 million has been donated from a number of family and charitable foundations. Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation and other entities have donated $1 million each.

 

Charity Work and Life of Dick DeVos

 

Dick DeVos schooled in Forest Hills Public Schools before joining the Northwood University. In 1974, he started working for Amway Corporation and held various positions in several of its divisions. In the year 1984, he made it to the post of Vice President of the Amway International and in this position, he helped it expand into 18 countries. In the year 1991, he became the President and also CEO of Orlando Magic basketball Franchise. In 1993, Dick returned back to Amway as the President and helped it record great profitability and sales.

 

He and his wife, Betsy DeVos, are currently involved actively with their private venture, The Windquest Group, based in Michigan and deals in Investment Management. Dick DeVos is a philanthropist and together with his wife, they own the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, where he is the President. The foundation is based in Grand Rapids area and has donated a lot of dollars to artistic, civil, educational, religious, free market economic and community organizations, since 1990. In 2010, Dick and Betsy DeVos committed around $22.5 million to help the Kennedy Center Institute of Arts Management. It was renamed to the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, based in the Kennedy Center.