If something is broken, it is often better to fix it yourself than to take it to someone who will. Venezuela is currently witnessing a massive campaign that is intent on freeing women from economic discrimination and turmoil. The liberating movement is lead by David Osio but entirely run by ladies and includes over one hundred initiatives.
Textile projects, urban markets, agriculture, and footwear production are a few of the projects being performed by Venezuela’s women, and the efforts are proving profound and positive. Working under the name of “Soy Mujer,” or “I am woman,” the strength demonstrated by these women who have gone uncredited for far too long is massive, effective, and certainly changing the dynamic of the South American country as well as its history.
Of course, each project needs willing souls and funding says Osio, and Soy Mujer is no different. Gracious donations of 138 million bolivars have been put forth in honor of the movement, and the women are surely using it to empower themselves, others, and to improve the wellbeing of their beloved country.
I have been going to Laidlaw & Company to invest because it was the place that my dad told me to go. He had been using them for a long time, and he is great about it because he knows they offer better results. He got me hooked up with his James Ahern, and he has been a really helpful person who makes my life easier. I feel much better about the investments I make because I am trying to make them to make money right now, and Laidlaw & Company helps me make sure that I am making the most money possible.
I also have a retirement account, and I am going to have plenty of money when it is time to retire. That is what my dad does, and he is very happy with the company. The company has been helping him build his retirement accounts
for a long time, and the company has been willing to show him places where he could invest his money to make it more stable. I was pretty impressed the first time they gave me new investment advice, and I keep going back because there will always be another good piece of advice to use.
I have been using Laidlaw & Company for a couple years now, and I am so happy that I am able to get what I need when I need it. The whole thing is much easier for me to manage because I am leaving it in the hands of someone else, and I am able to invest with confidence. This is a very important thing for me and my family, and I am going to keep making sure that I am going to get the right kinds of results from my investments by working with Laidlaw & Company.
Established in Hong Kong in the year 1998, QNET is a direct selling company, whose marketing strategy follows direct selling and multi-level marketing model. The company provides a wide range of life enhancing products that are offered through its proprietary e-commerce platform to customers and distributors in more than 100 countries. The company started out with a young group of friends who had an accordant vision for marketing to promote better wellness and health living. As a successful online marketing company, QNET offers a wide range of quality products and different brands that focus on enhancing the lives of consumers worldwide to promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle. The company’s superior and well tested products include wellness products, skincare and nutritional products, Swiss-made watches and fine jewellery. Additionally, when selecting new products to add to its brand, the company has a rigorous testing process of unique aspects based on moral standards and high ideals.
The company is also dedicated to its involvement in philanthropic work whereby it takes its success and gives it back by serving local communities and international societies, thus taking social responsibility so serious. One of the ways it does this is by encouraging active involvement of all its employees and independent representatives to work on the ground and be of service to the needy. Internationally, the company has been working extensively to cater for the needs of homeless and destitute as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility through its Indian operations. As a result, the company partnered with Lions Clubs International for Humanitarian Cause to echo its philosophy of Raise Yourself To Help Mankind operating under the banner QNET-WE CARE. This is a CSR initiative of QNET in India which supports the underprivileged members of society in areas of health of individuals of destitute adults to supporting victims of natural disasters. Recently under its CSR banner of We Care, it donated a Kidney Dialysis Unit at the Shirdi Sai Hospital, in Devasndra, Bangalore. In another instance, QNET-WE CARE in association with Lions Dist. 317 F Service Foundation distributed basic household relief kits to 200 families at Chennai who had been washed away in the floods.
Due to the QNET’s strong believe that the drive, passion and teamwork of sports mirrors that of its own, the company is also an active sports sponsor around the world including football and badminton. Consequently, the company signed a new and exciting partnership with Manchester City Football Club as its official direct selling partner for three years.
When will you try WEN? Don’t worry, the great product line isn’t going anywhere, because it is used around the world by women seeking the gentle, healthy no shampoo method. Popular California stylist Chaz Dean knows that women were tired of the nasty and damaging detergents that are included in regular shampoos. His WEN system is different, unique and effective for delivering the shine and manageability back to any type of hair on the planet.
Chaz Dean created his amazing cleansing conditioners that truly clean and bathe strands in natural botanicals. One bottle of WEN will act as a shampoo, conditioner, de-tangler, stay in conditioner and styling treatment. Emily McClure the beauty writer for Bustle.com was excited to see what WEN could do for her normally limp, oily hair, so she took a 7-day WEN hair challenge and posted daily selfies.
Emily learned from her own experience, that WEN worked ideally when she hit the shower in the mornings and washed with WEN. If she disrupted the schedule, then her hair fell flat within hours and could not hold a curl well.
When Emily was on schedule with WEN, her hair received compliments for its shine and manageability. It looked great and felt healthy, but when she skipped her daily wash or tried using WEN at nighttime, her locks fell limp and oily and were difficult to stay manageable during the day.
Emily used the minimum 10 pumps of the FIG cleansing conditioner designed to add moisture, gloss and bounce. In the shower, she felt the wash gave her hair a wonderful volume and thickness.
Emily says she would reach for the WEN again if she were not so lazy when it came to her hair care routine. Otherwise, the WEN line is a unique, healthy change for hair. Visit http://www.wen.com/faq.html for more info. Also more details posted on http://www.guthy-renker.com/products/beauty/wen-haircare/
Shea butter is found in many different products. It has long been a reliable source of aid for a variety of skin conditions. Made from the seed of the African Shea tree, its moisturizing properties mimic the natural byproduct of the sebaceous gland in your body. One of shea butter’s many benefits is its anti-aging properties and its positive effect on microcirculation in the body. Here are some of the numerous uses for shea butter:
Improves skin conditions such as:
Help in the treatment of:
• Skin allergies
• Insect bites
Many users have found that shea butter also promotes and speeds the healing of wounds. Others have used it for stretch marks and itchy skin rashes. Because shea butter is prepared without the use of chemicals, it uses only natural ingredients and moisturizers to benefit the body. There are four categories of shea butter used in the United States:
• A (raw and unrefined)
• B (refined)
• C (highly refined)
• D (lowest without contamination)
One company in the United States has combined the sale of shea butter products with the added benefit of helping support women in developing countries. Eugenia Shea Butter Company, which was started by Naa-Sakle Akuete, along with her mother, has determined that her organization would not only sell this healthy product but also support women workers who were struggling in northern Ghana. Akuete is a graduate of Harvard business school and a Wall Street analyst, responded when her mother asked for help with the shea butter business. Akuete saw the potential of importing the product and selling it in the United States. The two women also used this opportunity to hire women employees as part of a cooperative partnership.
The Eugenia Shea Butter company (named after Akuete’s mother), has been a success. The women attribute part of this to the fact that they use 95% of shea butter in all of their products. Most other companies use less than 25%. Akuete believes this sets their products apart. She also counts as a success the more than 700 women they are helping in Ghana. A portion of the profits is sent to these businesswomen, to foster female enterprise and financial savvy for the future.
Kyle Bass, the Dallas-based hedge fund giant, is known for making money. He makes money because other people are losing money. That’s sounds strange to some people that are not familiar with the investment world, but it is true. Hedge fund investors like Kyle Bass like to invest in a deal called short-selling. Short-selling is betting that an asset is going to lose value. Bass made headlines back in 2008 on his blog, when he bet the subprime mortgage bond frenzy was filled with bad deals. He was right, and his company Hayman Capital Investments became an overnight hedge fund firm to watch. For the last eight years, investors have been following Bass as he navigates through the complex world of investing. Bass has been predicting that Japan’s economy is going to crash for the last six years, but Japan’s economy is still surviving.
The truth is, Bass isn’t always right. Investors are never right 100 percent of the time. They just have to be right more than they are wrong. What Bass tries to do is force his investments to perform as expected. He does that by speaking to the media every chance he gets and by sending out newsletters filled with Bass propaganda that claims Bass is in the know about a certain investment, or he knows about a new situation that could produce a major return. One of his most recent newsletter boasts is about the Grapevine, Texas-based real estate lending firm, United Development Funding.
According to an article published by Bizbeat.DallasNews.com, United Development Funding is in trouble. Stock in United Development Funding has dropped by more than 50 percent over the last six months, and Bass has been short-selling the stock. Bass is making money at the expense of United Development Funding investors, and he doesn’t think twice about it. Bass is in the investment game to make money, and he’s not afraid to walk a fine line between what is ethical and what is not.
Bass and Hayman Capital have been accused of unethical behavior in the past. But Bass manages to come up with excuses that sound ethical. When he backed his friend former President Christina de Kirchner of Argentina when she defaulted on billions of dollars in government bonds, Bass sided with her against four other hedge funds. When he sided with GM for allowing faulty airbags and power steering mechanisms in certain GM models he caused an uproar. He blamed the victims because Hayman Capital was the largest GM stockholder at the time.
Kyle Bass is pushing the ethical boundaries once again by participating in a scheme to short-sell drug company stocks when his partner Erich Spangenberg brings price gouging charges against drug companies through his organization for drug cost reform.