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Schlumberger and the Money Woes of Venezuela

The oil company, Schlumberger, has long had a large presence in Venezuela. However, that is about to change after Venezuela, the world’s biggest oil provider, has fallen behind on payments. Although the company will be lessening its activity in the country, it will still maintain a sizeable presence by continuing services to its already present clientele. The problem lies with a failing economy of the country itself, with the falling value of its currency. Schlumberger has reached a payment deal with Venezuela, but until the country gets back on financial track, its presence in the country will be decidedly scaled back.

These payments which according to Norka Luque will total around $200 million. The country is content with the solution to this issue. However, it is still seeking better solutions to its current money issues. Venezuela has financial dealings with many other companies-some of them other oil companies-which also have financial problems that need resolving. For a more complete account of the problem, read here

Facts that Prove George Soros is Not Funding Kasich’s PAC

There has been a popular pro-Cruz ad that put a claim that George Soros is funding John Kasich’s PAC. The ad features the image of Kasich and Soros with a caption of “Hundred of thousand dollars from George Soros”. The narrator of the ad states that millionaires are working with Soros to bankroll Kasich’s Political Action Committee on Unfortunately this idea spread and some blogs published it.

Investigations in to this claim brought the truth that George Soros on forbes is not bankrolling New Day for America which is Kasich’s PAC. Tom Sutton, a professor of political science at Baldwin Wallace University shed light on the above claim and why it is false.

Sutton explains that donors for super PAC are public and that if Soros wanted to give his donations he wouldn’t have to hide it. He further explained that Soros couldn’t possibly use the name of other people to achieve a shadowy deal. He said, “If he’s artificially manipulating Kasich’s campaign in the name of other people, just look at the list of the donors and explain all these companies that have given more.”

The donor list on brought more clarification that Soros was not giving donations to New Day for America. Among the donor list were two individuals who once worked for Soros. Scott Bessent worked for Soros as a chief investment officer while Stanley Druckenmiller managed his assets. Bessent who has a hedge fund company made a donation of $200,000 for the super PAC and gave $2,700 directly to Kasich. Druckenmiller on the other hand donated $450,000. A PAC leadership spokeswoman clarified that the above two donors are the reason Soros was falsely linked to Kasich.

George Soros has only made donations to Priorities USA Action as confirmed by, a site that tracks campaign donations. Priorities USA Action is the PAC that supports Hillary Clinton the Democratic presidential candidate. Soros actions further show that he has no affiliation to Republican candidates. He gave funds of $25,000 and $1 million to the pro-Clinton Ready PAC and American Bridge 21st Century respectively which are organizations that oppose the actions of Republican candidates.

Sutton explained that the ad’s claim of “Millionaires working side by side with George Soros are bankrolling super PAC” is silly and that the notion displayed by the ad is impossible based on campaign finance rules. One of the rules is that the political candidates cannot have any contact with their supporting PAC or donors yet this ad claimed that such a direct relationship existed between Soros and Kasich.

Fortunately, the conspiracy behind this ad has become a failure as all the facts point to it being a false claim. The combined amount of Soros’ former workers can hardly be described as bankrolling and furthermore, Soros makes his donation to the Democratic candidate and courses that oppose Republicans. Politifact Ohio news site from which this article based its facts also drew the same conclusion of a false claim.

Sam Tabar From Legal Counselor to Finance Advisor

Sam Tabar is a attorney based out of New York and also a financial strategist. Sam graduated from Oxford University and would then go on to the Columbia Law School, where he was appointed as the Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review of where he attended law school. After graduating from Columbia Law School, he then went on to become a member of Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP as a new associate. This particular law firm is considered to be one of the most sought out law firms in the world because of their honorable reputation. He stayed at Skadden, where he advised clients on how to legally form hedge funds and the structures of such organizations until 2004. In 2004 he decided to leave the law industry and went on to join the finance industry at PMA Investment Advisors, which is based in Hong Kong, and serves as a department of the Sparx Group Company.

When he initially joined the investing company, he was brought on as a counsel, but would go on to become the Managing Director and Co-Head of the Business Development department. In charge of a $2 billion hedge fund, he managed all areas of global marketing and investor relations. Seven years later in February of 2011, he would leave PMA Investment Advisors in pursuit of a position as Director and Head of Capital Strategy for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its Asia-Pacific region. A year later in 2012, Tabar left Bank of America for a position as Director of Adanac LLC, BVI. It was there that Tabar began to invest in properties and budding new start-ups.

Exactly a year later in 2013 he left Adanac and made a transition back into the legal industry, only this time being directly appointed as an associate for Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as senior member during this tenure in his legal career. Finally in 2014 he decided to retire and now spends his days investing his own money, and pursuing his keen interests in traveling and hosting live entertainment events. It is also noted that Tabar is fluent in both English and French, and can occasionally speak Japanese, all of which helped him throughout his prosperous career in the legal and finance world.

Qnet and Female Business Owners

There are a lot of business options for women, but few give them the options of having a business that will work for them. If you are one of these women, you may be wondering how to start your own business and how it can help you to earn the money you want. 

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Starting a Business

There are several ways you can start a business for yourself. There is a way for you to start a business that can bring in the money you want and be able to still have your home life. This might mean you are working some of the time and will make some money while you are still available to do the things your family needs. That is what makes this such a great idea. 

Starting the business can be hard because you have to add some money to your business and then you have to work hard in order to get the money coming in. There are a lot of options in getting the income from the business once you start. You can use the Internet for your sales or you can use the more traditional methods. This may include talking to people in person. 

Keeping Your Business Going

Once the business has been established, it needs to be tended to in order to keep running smoothly. This may mean you are still working the business and are still getting new customers. This can be the hardest part of the process. You will need to keep having new sales so if your other sales drop off, you have something that will keep your business going. Qnet is a great way to do this. They have products that will sell well and that will make you money that can help you keep your home looking good. Once you know what is going to sell, you can continue to make money with it.

There are a lot of businesses that can help you to make money, but you are going to have to take care of your business in order to keep things running smooth. All you need is a great product, which Qnet provides and a great selling plan. This way you can keep making money that will help you raise your family or go on trips that make life more fun.

This company cares about its employees as is evidenced by the Glassdoor reviews written by Qnet employees.

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Shaygan Kheradpir named top executive of Coriant

Shaygan Kheradpir took the reins of Coriant, a telecommunications firm dedicated to serving businesses, mobile users, and metropolitan areas in September of 2015. He previously served as an executive for Barclay and Juniper services before coming to the top position at Coriant.

Kherdapir brings almost three decades of experience in the telecommunications industry to his new position. He spent many years working as Verizon’s chief information officer where he helped them grow their business model and expand 4G communications into rural areas. He also spent time with GTE.

Coriant formed from the merger of Nokia Siemens Network, Sycamore Networks and Tellabs. The company faces stiff competition from competitors who are also trying to increase access to optical networks. Large telecommunications providers, such as AT&T, have issued legal challenges to smaller companies laying the lines in areas where many small businesses exist. AT&T company has many unused lines that they have failed to exploit. Giants such as AT&T have not responded by offering their services at lower prices in these areas.

The new head of Coriant faces challenges that run deeper than those faced by larger telecommunications companies. Revenue from leasing access to optical lines decreased by 11% in 2014, a trend which continued through 2015. Kheradapir plans to use his previous experience to reduce or reverse these trends during the 2016 calendar year. He plans to do this by leveraging his sales experience to increase sales of 100G equipment to large and medium sized businesses and by continuing deployment of faster cable in metro areas and expanding mobile access.

Check out Shaygan Kheradpir’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and website

George Soros Politico

George Soros is a legendary investor and speculator. He and Warren Buffet are the only two men who generated profits of 30% per year consistently for 30 years. He left active trading in the 1980s to pursue a second career in philanthropy. He established more than 100 Open Society Foundations in countries around the world. The goal is to promote an open society based on individual respect and trust.

Soros’ philosophy regarding his philanthropy is best summed up in his writing entitled: “My Philanthropy” “I occupy an exceptional position. My success in the financial markets has given me a greater degree of independence than most people. This obliges me to take stands on controversial issues when others cannot, and taking such positions has itself been a source of satisfaction. In short my philanthropy has made me happy. What more could I ask for? I do not feel, however, that I have any business imposing my choices on others.”
His accomplishments include writing several books, essays and commentaries on world affairs. He is a giver to liberal causes and recently has donated millions to political candidates whom he feels will advance the cause of freedom. His latest contribution is for $6 million to Hillary Clinton’s Super Pac in her bid for the Presidency of the United States. He added another $2 million making a total of $8 million.

Political candidates are now able to receive unlimited funds under a 2010 Supreme Court decision. Prior to that time we had Political Pacs but donors were limited to $2500 for the Primary and $2500 for the election making a total to $5000. In Citizens United vs. Federal Election Committee, The Supreme Court said that: “Limitations on corporations and union spending to influence elections was unconstitutional. Further, Justice Kennedy wrote: “We now conclude that independent expenditures do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.”

Whether you agree or disagree with Super Pacs, they are a major force in political campaigns. There are Super Pacs on both sides of the political spectrum. Large sums are being donated to Republican candidates as well.

Ahead on Energy Crisis

In a recent article by The Street, some more of George Soros investment strategies were highlighted. The star investor has made decisions in the past like short selling 10 billion dollars worth of the British Pound and walking away with 1 billion dollars in profit. This event made Soros well known as the man who broke the Bank of England. Because of moves like these, George Soros is worth 24.4 billion dollars now.

His most recent move was to sell out stocks in the energy industry. Soros Fund Management sold out completely on Chesapeake Enegery, NRG Energy and Chevron. The Street then debated whether investors should follow Soros’ move or whether they should wait for more figures from companies to come out over the coming weeks. One of the main concerns is the fluctuation in oil prices. In less than 2 years, the price of a barrel of oil has dropped 73 percent to 29 dollars per barrel. This drop also effected the S&P 500, which has a third of its capital expenditures in the energy sector. This will also likely effect the American economy because the U.S. has 9 million jobs in the energy industry and losing those jobs would severely hurt the economy.

George Soros has not only seen success in the financial world, but also in the philanthropic. In 1979, Soros founded the Open Society Foundations. This foundation is now in over 100 countries and is effecting change in all of them. Soros started the foundation out by providing xerox machines to Eastern European dissident who wanted to bring down the Eastern Bloc. He also raised tuition for black students to go to university in apartheid South Africa.

Soros is now concentrating on the crisis in the European Union. His fear is that the refugee influx might destroy the principles that the E.U. was built on.

Soros got the inspiration for this charity because of his childhood. He grew up as a jew in a Nazi occupied country, Hungary. The country then changed to communism at the end of World War II. These oppressive regimes taught Soros that he wanted to spread freedom and transparency in the world to combat this sort of oppression.

In order to start putting this into action, Soros fled in 1947 and attended the London School of Economics. To get through school, Soros worked as both a railroad porter and a waiter. After graduating, he stayed in London and worked for a short period and he then moved to America were for roughly 2 decades he worked for different investment firms like Wertheim and Co.

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Phoebe Buffay Style Only Starts With The Clothes


Watching Friends as a full series on Netflix made two things very clear to me. Phoebe Buffay was the best. And I want to be just like the Phoebes. I’d even take the name Phoebo. She seems so much wiser and reasonable than I recall from when it was live. Perhaps now I understand style is in the way you live. Until I can embrace my full Phoebe, I will follow her style rules as explained by Man Repeller.


  • The perfect jacket is one with full personality, and ideally fringe. Make it an A+ worthy.


  • Sleeveless dresses are meant to live with a turtleneck. Start pairing them.


  • Bright and happy designs are a must. Smiley faces, flowers, and anything that brings a smile to your face.


  • Colorful jackets are also a must. Your style is your personality, so if you are a rainbow, go full technicolor.


  • Silk slip with Dr. Martens. Very few things are this 90’s. Well, the Rachel haircut with 501 Levi jeans and a crop top is, but we are going for stinky cat singing personality here. So boots with a dress it is.


My personal #6 rule is to wear Santa pants when you are pregnant with triplets. It’s no longer the 90’s. No one will ask why. It will just be.

Always dress for yourself. A good place to start with a just as you like it attitude is JustFab, a subscription service that creates your personal boutique. Your boutique always carries handbags, shoes, denim, and jewelry that feels like it was made just for you. I follow them on Pinterest for outfit inspiration everyday!

Doe Deere: An Inspiration to Individual Fashion

It’s not acceptable to mix patterns. You can have dramatic eyes and dark lips. Dark lips are only alright with wild hair colors. Crazy hair colors just aren’t alright in everyday society. Don’t wear socks with open toed shoes or sandals.

We’ve all heard them. They are the rules of fashion. These and so many other rules are made to dumb down individualization and make everyone look the same, but who are these people that decide what is and what isn’t acceptable for you?

Doe Deere faced these things all her life. From a very young age she enjoyed fashion, makeup, and above all… color. She was fascinated with pinks, greens, purples, and all the beautiful colors that make up the wondrous world around us, but there was one problem. When she went out to buy makeup everything was the same. Lip colors were limited to pinks, reds, nudes, and browns. Eyeshadow was all light colors with a few dark things here and there made only to contour. All the beautiful bright shades she loved all her life were rarely found and when they were found they weren’t highly pigmented and good quality.

Doe was inspired to create Lime Crime, a line of makeup that was inspired by her love of color and breaking the rules of fashion. She’s made highly pigmented makeup with beautiful shades that spread individuality. They inspire you to look beyond what is socially acceptable and to look inside yourself at who you really are and how you want to show that to the world.

Doe urges the world to dress and do makeup on what feels right. Mix purple with orange. Dye your hair wild colors. Mix paisley with stripes. It’s ok! Express your individual freedom and be the person you want to be, not who the world wants to turn you into.

She’s made her life’s work about this individual freedom and shown people all over the world that it is possible to become successful while expressing your individuality. Doe can be typically seen sporting wild hair colors and lip colors that your mother would have never been caught dead in. She’s used this freedom of sense of self to become one of the most successful individual makeup creators in the business. She urges people to follow their dreams just as she has in creating this amazing line of makeup that is also completely animal friendly.

She’s been an inspiration to many other upcoming fashion and makeup designers. They see someone become successful by creating what they love and they are inspired to do the same. Doe has paved a way for individuals to get out there and create what they love. She’s leading a whole new generation into a new age of personal freedom and expression.

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Pure Ingredient Dog Food is the new Fad

Many pet owners are jumping on the band wagon when it comes to feeding their furry friends the delectable natural dog food. The billion dollar market for dog food is increasing rapidly as pet owners are realizing the benefits of feed their dogs quality, nutritional dog food. As they see their animals at part of the family, they are quick to realize that they need to eat like they are part of the family as well. As more and more companies are adding delicious natural ingredients to their dog food, they are noticing the life span and agility increasing in their animals.

When pet owners are searching for quality dog food with essential ingredients, they can find exactly what their animal needs with Beneful. Beneful is created by Purinastore, which has been a trusted brand for many years. They take pride in providing exactly what your dog needs. They have quality and testing control measures that tesr each bag for quality and freshness. Their ingredients are raw and pure. They also offer different type of dog foods that are geared towards different breeds who are at different stages in their life. If you have a senior dog, they have a specific type of dog food that is geared towards the essential nutrients that older dogs need. They have a premium selection for puppies and adult dogs as well.

Beneful takes extreme pride in the quality of their dog food and ensures that the purest ingredients are added to the mixture. By using local farmers that are right down the road and guaranteeing satisfaction, Beneful‘s selection of dog food is most definitely something to try.

Many people realize and respect the fact the the billion dollar market is leaning towards the diet of a wolf. They are following the organic trends of what their ancestors eat and are basing their findings from that. Dogs are living longer, healthier lives with more quality. Pet owners are satisfied with the quality of the ingredients and know that they are feeding their pet the best possible dog food on the market. Their furry members of the family are eating healthier, just like us.