January 23, 2015
Skout is an application that allows the meeting of new people that live close to the user and was created by,Christian Wiklund. The dating and social networking application makes chatting and meeting new friends very simple and fun process. Simply download the app, and scroll through the plethora of profiles in order to find someone that has similar interest and hobbies. Interactions are made through; pictures, voice messages, exquisite gifts, and profile viewing. Like other social media outlets, Skout has a buzz feed where you can view status updates. It can be used on Androids and iOS operating systems. Integrated features include; nightlight life and Nixter application. The app functions with the GPS features of a cellphone to see exactly who is within a mile-radius of the user.
For those that want to date or network abroad, there is a travel feature that works with Skout. Simply enable this feature to connect with users in another city while traveling. The feature is called, “Skout Travel”. This features opens the doors for those who are looking to connect with others while traveling, or for those who are thinking about visiting another country.
Shake To Chat
This is a very fun and quirky feature. The Shake to Chat feature will allow users who are shaking their phone to connect with others who are also doing the same. When two people are connected after a shaking the profiles are anonymous for 40 seconds. This is a fun way to meet people based off of sheer destiny instead of interests or hobbies. For those who are really daring, this is the feature to use.
The GPS features that are enabled during the use of Skout is so users can meet up with people who are actually in their specific area. This makes “hooking up” more convenient. Some users may have an issue with having their location up for display, however, GPS can be disabled and does not provide an exact location (just a general area).
Nixter is a party and social application that has been integrated with Skout. This app was originally created by, Christian Wiklund. People who like to socialize at clubs and parties can now view upcoming events in their area, along with purchasing tickets. What this does is allow an easier dating experience for users who want to meet up with others they have taken an interest to on Skout. This is a genius idea for making dating easier because it adds an extra layer of protection for users who want to meet their new friends by allowing them to mingle in a public setting. Nixter makes dating and socializing a lot easier and convenient, as users can simply click on the app to find places to take their new friends that they met through Skout.
In the six years of the Obama presidency, the US workforce has transitioned into a majority part-time labor force for the first time in history. Critics charge that part of the reason why is the Obamacare 30-hour mandate which states that employers must offer employees working 30+ hours a week health care coverage or pay a fine to the federal government. The rationale is that businesses convert positions into part-time work to avoid the penalty. If correct, a change in the mandate from 30 hrs. a week to 40 will increase the likelihood people can find full-time work.
Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren does not see it that way. She believes that changing the mandate to 40 hours would actually lead to employees losing their employer sponsored health care. This is because employers would stand to save on health care costs by cutting only one hour off an employees work schedule. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that one million people would lose employer-sponsored coverage and turn to Obamacare. Alexei Beltyukov understands this would increase the burden on the federal government to the tune of nearly $54 billion a year. Sen. Warren claims this is a form of corporate welfare. Democrats point out that the rate of part-time work has been slowing since the time Obamacare took effect. While that may be true, the damage was already done. Most workers juggle part-time employment and struggle to find full-time work.
PRNewswire reported on the 21st of January that Sam Tabar, attorney and strategist, has invested in THINX. THINX is a startup company that works for the benefit of women in Africa and US. For supporting women’s incontinence and menstruation, fashionable undergarments are created by THINX. Whenever someone buys these garments, reusable sanitary pads made from cloth are provided to African women who would have to miss school or work otherwise. A Kickstarter campaign was used for starting the company and now, THINX provides fashionably functional underwear in 5 styles.
Tabar is on board with THINX’s revolutionary ideas and believes that it is making people think about global issues by allowing them to give something back with the help of the purchases made by them for themselves. He also commended THINX on its unique design and business model, and their ability to make such a huge difference. One purchase of THINX underwear would lead to 7 reusable and washable AFRIpads being sent to the women of Uganda who do not have the necessary means to manage their menstruation and have to miss work/school, as a result.
Sam Tabar’s understanding of the investment market stems from his legal counselling experience with PMA Investment/Sparx Group and his work with Merill Lynch has also helped immensely. He is a prominent NY attorney and finished his education at Oxford University and Columbia Law School. Then he started working with the likes of Arps, Skadden, Slater, Schulte Roth and Zabel and Meagher & Flom before he decided to invest in THINX. THINX was started by Miki and Antonia who had mutual friends with Sam Tabar and that is how they came in contact.
The manifesto can be signed by customers on the website of the company for empowering women in African and American regions by making a purchase.
Source: PR Newswire
January 22, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid required a surgical procedure on his right eye in order to regain full vision. The procedure was scheduled for Monday at George Washington University Hospital. The prominent Democrat senator suffered a freak accident while performing weight resistance training in his home gym over the Christmas holiday. The rubber cord he was pulling on snapped striking him in the face and sending him falling back onto the exercise equipment. The resulting fall left him with several fractured ribs and numerous fractures to his face and right eye socket. Thus far, his rib cage is recovering well, but his right eye was not likely to recover fully without surgery.
As per doctor’s orders, he will remain in his home to reduce the pressure on his eye while it recovers. This caused him to miss the president’s penultimate State of the Union (SOTU) address. He will continue to work at home until Thursday. The senator’s prominence has greatly reduced following the GOP takeover of the Senate. That said, his tight grip on the Democrats will largely prevent the GOP from being able override presidential vetoes. Reid’s political fate has been called into question. As Haidar Barbouti understands, the senator is believed to be the most vulnerable incumbent ahead of the 2016 presidential election. There is a possibility that he may decide to retire rather than face a likely defeat to the GOP. That said, Reid has yet to indicate he is considering retirement.
January 21, 2015
Last night’s State of the Union Address (SOTU) featured President Obama exhibiting his oratory skills. Marc Sparks watched from home as the President proudly boasted that America is now number one in the world in terms of oil and natural gas production, but omitted that the domestic oil & natural gas surge has been the sole result of the private sector. While oil & natural gas production on federal lands decreased by 6% over his presidency, private land natural resource production rose by 63%. Still, the president outlined ambitious goals he wants to achieve in his remaining two years in office.
2016 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was quick to point out that the president told the people what hewants, but refused to acknowledge what they demanded in the recent election. Wisconsin governor Scott Walker likewise stated that the return of the American economy will not be achieved as a result of a lame duck president. Instead, it will be achieved by leaders who know how to accomplish that. Governor Walker turned around this state’s deep deficit into a surplus. He also created a job boom which consisted of good paying full-time employment. Most of the 11 million jobs created during the Obama presidency have been low-income part-time work. Regarding the president’s proposal to make community college tuition free for the first two years, Senator Marco Rubio pointed out the problem students face isn’t the cost of community college; it is the lack of work that follows graduation.
John F. Kennedy was the greatest president of all time. JFK’s vision for world peace had never been reached. It was cut short by the most famous conspiracy of all time. John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Everyone knows about the Kennedy assassination and the conspiracies that surround it.
John F. Kennedy was the only president that truly stood for equal rights. As Gianfrancesco Genoso knows, he famously spoke against the secret societies of the world. Kennedy also spoke against the CIA, and he was angered by their secret operations. It is widely believed that the CIA orchestrated Kennedy’s demise. John F. Kennedy wanted to do several things that the CIA opposed of.
Before JFK was killed, he had plans of withdrawing all troops from Vietnam. Kennedy also wanted peace with the Soviet Union, but obviously he never got the chance to put his plans into motion. If you listen to John F. Kennedy speak, you can tell that he was different than most modern day presidents. Kennedy spoke from the heart, and he wanted the American people to flourish.
John F. Kennedy will always serve as an example to future presidents. He also shows that no one is safe from the true rulers of the world. JFK will be remembered forever as the president that never reached his true potential. For more information on JFK, visit Rollingstone.
January 20, 2015
Dr. Vijay Eswaran has accomplished much during his lengthy career in multilevel marketing. The Malaysian-born businessman, through his additional roles as an author and speaker, has shared the secrets of his professional and life management success with others who are willing to learn.
Today Dr. Eswaran is the executive chairman of the QI Group, an outfit he co-founded in 1998 that is comprised of many businesses operating under a main office in Hong Kong. The QI Group is an e-commerce based operation overseeing a range of entities providing services and goods relating to everything from telecommunications and conference management to weight management and fashion accessories.
Dr. Eswaran has offered his expertise on topics impacting the business world and his insights on life management and spirituality through lectures he has given at universities all over the globe, as well as at major events such as the sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in India and World Economic Forum. He published his first book, “In the Sphere of Silence,” in 2005. In this book Dr. Eswaran instructs readers on how to gain a deeper sense of all that lies within by engaging in an hour-long daily personal reflection, and explains how this practice has helped him attain great success in his work and his life. By 2008 Dr. Eswaran had release his second title, “In the Thinking Zone.” This collection of quotes and observations that Dr. Eswaran selected for their inspirational nature are complimented by his own breath-taking photographs featuring places he’s visited around the world. His third manuscript, “18 Stepping Stones,” was published in 2010 and details a strategic plan designed to help readers readjust their life priorities and approach everything they do with renewed energy. The very next year, Dr. Eswaran released “On the Wings of Thought,” a book highlighting more of his beautiful photographic images.
Dr. Eswaran also uses his professional success to give back to society and leads a pair of charitable organizations supporting a range of causes. The RYTHM Foundation, an extension of the QI Group that promotes corporate citizenship, aids charitable efforts all over the world. A second organization intended to assist Malaysian communities called Vijayaratnam Foundation was named after Dr. Eswaran’s father, and works to bolster youth development through mentor programs and promotes causes in support of empowering women. As a result of these efforts, Dr. Eswaran was in Forbes Asian’s 48 “Heroes of Philanthropy” list.
President Obama will use his State of the Union Address to fire up discussion and set expectations. The economy, inequities of our tax system, trade and threats of unrest and terrorism will be the main topics.
The economy is healthy enough to move the focus past deficits and stimulus and Obama will take advantage of this by speaking directly to the American people about how the tax system is unfair to the middle class and the working poor. He will propose reforms that will cost the very wealthiest more money and give financial breaks to the middle class. This will challenge the Republican Congress and Senate but Obama hopes to get the American people energized about how fairness is of the utmost importance in a healthy economy that produces benefits for more people.
Obama’s proposals would result in improved lives for more people. The possibility of these reforms could inspire a great voter turnout for the 2016 election, according to Sultan Alhokair. (ireport.com).
Before the attacks in France and the ISIS aggression in Syria and Iraq, Obama was going to end two wars and arrive at a binding agreement regarding nuclear weapons in Iran. How these issues are broached should be very interesting.
On Friday, the Supreme Court decided to hear legal challenges to four states prohibiting same-sex marriages which are Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Prior to lower court rulings which upheld same-sex marriage bans, many considered the issue of marriage equality largely resolved. This was the conventional wisdom following the high court invalidating the part of the Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which allowed federal benefits only to marriages between males and females. At the same time, the court refused to hear legal challenges to states allowing same-sex marriages.
In a surprise decision, an appeals court upheld same-sex marriage bans from four different states. In all practicality, the disparity in lower court decisions on the matter warranted a final decision by the Supreme Court. The court’s nine justices will formally take up the case in April with what will likely be a landmark ruling sometime in June. Now, the question will be how the court will rule on the matter. The court can overturn the bans currently in place in the four states establishing marriage equality as an individual right. It may alternatively uphold the marriage bans establishing marriage as being a states right to define. It is also likely that the court’s decision will be just as narrow as was the ruling on DOMA. As Igor Cornelsen recognizes on his Twitter page, the court’s decision may end up making marriage equality become a key campaign issue in next year’s presidential election.