The 2008 economic slowdown in the U.S. prompted calls in the U.s. for a change to be made in how the financial markets are regulated and operate, one of these changes was the introduction of the SEC whistleblower program created through the Dodd-Frank Act. In response to the new measures introduced to encourage whistleblowers to bring evidence to the SEC representing financial wrongdoing the Labaton Sucharow law firm, which has been operating for over 50 years, became the first legal group to establish a dedicated team of investigators and financial experts to represent whistleblowers bringing their evidence to the SEC.
The head of the Labaton Sucharow whistleblower team is Jordan A. Thomas, who helped write the Dodd-Frank Act introducing new measures to both reward and protect whistleblowers; the legal framework created for the SEC whistleblower program includes financial rewards provided for an individual whistleblower when their evidence leads to fines of over $1 million. These financial rewards backed by the U.S. Congress have recently resulted in a single whistleblower represented by the Labaton Sucharow team receiving $17 million, paid from a fund established by Congress in a bid to maintain the anonymity of each whistleblower.
The opportunity to remain anonymous during the whistleblower process is given to all individuals entering the program, this is important as Jordan Thomas has personally been involved in cases where whistleblowers have been identified and victimized by employers. The potential blacklisting of whistleblowers by members of the financial industry can be of major importance in a whistleblower deciding whether to bring their evidence to the SEC or not; the introduction of financial rewards and greater levels of secrecy is something Jordan Thomas has praised as bringing more whistleblowers to the fore, which in turn will breed a better regulated financial community in the U.S.
Jordan Thomas has a long history of protecting the rights of the individual investor against the might of larger financial companies; in fact, the cases he has brought on behalf of investors has resulted in financial relief of over $35 billion. One of the main areas the team at Labaton Sucharow assist whistleblowers is in investigating their case before bringing it to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The complex rules and regulations created for the financial industry can often leave an individual unsure of whether financial wrongdoing has taken place, a problem experienced financial attorneys and investigators can assist with.
Recently, Madison Street Capital was nominated for the M & A awards and it made the news in the world of finance. The Chicago based firm is now up for two awards and is now a finalist for the 15th annual M & A awards. As a private equity investment firm, Madison Street Capital serves clients both locally as well as around the globe. The M & A awards are regarded as the most prestigious awards to be given in the industry today. Those institutions which are nominated are those which have a consistent track record of excellence in all aspects of their banking including deal making as well as restructuring and designing creative financial solutions.
Leading firms and professionals alike are looking to the example set by Madison Street Capital in order to set the tone for how financial institutions should operate in all facets of their business. Madison Street Capital has also been nominated for an additional award in the marketplace that is extremely prestigious. The second award is known as the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year-International and Industrials of the Year. All of the deals made for this award are under $100 million. Madison Street Capital was recognized due to the role they played in helping their client Dowco to acquire the renowned Acuna and Asociados S.A. Read more: http://www.madisonstreetcapital.com/madison-street-capital-served-as-exclusive-advisor-to-the-dowco-group-of-companies-2/
Founder and CEO, Charles Botchway, has been quite pleased with the efforts and results of his team and the well-deserved nomination for both awards. He believes that their success is due to the team’s sole commitment to excellence in all aspects of their banking and they have made the good faith effort to work tirelessly across multiple time zones.
Madison Street Capital works on an international level, working with clients all around the globe to make acquisitions, mergers, and to assist them in the financial restructuring of their organization. Madison Street Capital isn’t just leading the charge in these areas, but they are also serving their clients in a spirit of excellence and making sure that they remain focused on the client and their goals and objectives rather than their own.
The lighting industry has made many changes over the past few decades regarding lighting products. A variety of new products have hit the market in recent years. While some of the products still utilize the design of past products, some of these products have new designs and functionality. One of the new lighting products that is different than earlier lighting products is LED Lighting.
LED lighting is the latest of the energy efficient lighting products to be introduced to the market. LED is short for “Light Emitting Diode”, which is a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light. LED lighting has several advantages over traditional lighting.
In many ways LED lighting is more energy efficient than older lighting products such as halogen or incandescent lighting. LED lighting saves money regarding power bills and the life span of LED lighting is much longer than older traditional lighting products.
There are many companies in the lighting industry. One of these companies is Gooee. This company is leading the way in many ways concerning the design and development of lighting products. Gooee is a company that is comprised of quality professionals who have extensive knowledge regarding the lighting industry and software.
The internal knowledge that Gooee has concerning the various aspects of lighting, software, and technology provides the company with the ability to make innovation developments related to lighting products.
LED lighting is one of the newer forms of lighting in the lighting industry. Gooee has been at the forefront of LED lighting development (https://gooee.com/) in the lighting industry. The company is constantly working on lighting and technology to enhance current lighting products and develop new lighting products.
The Heldrich Hotel, which was built by New Jersey-based New Brunswick Construction Company, is on the brink. Since the hotel opened its doors in 2007, it has been underperforming, and the Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) has had problems making good on the $20 million loan secured through the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).
The 2005 loan to the MCIA has been in arears for 5 years. The last $1 million payment also defaulted recently, according to the pressofatlanticcity.com.
The recent loan defaults have put the issue of private companies taking public tax dollars for construction has come under fire.
Chris Paladino, CEO of CRDA says the monies will be paid back, however, it will take a little bit of time.
The Heldrich experiment hasn’t quite panned out as planned. The 257-room hotel was expected to be a smashing success. Quite the opposite has happened. The hotel has been operating in the hole almost since its opening. So cash-strapped, the hotel has been forced to dip into funds slated for basic things to continue operations.
“Sadly, many of the bondholders haven’t been paid in years,” said Paladino.
After the Atlantic County Improvement Authority (ACIA) issued $120 in bonds for improvement to Stockton University, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had seen enough. Last May he signed a bill forbidding non-profits and other businesses from receiving additional funds while in default.
CRDC Executive Director John Palmieri says he is optimistic about the future and believes that the economy will soon improve and the loan repaid.
DEVCO is a private non-profit that has done much to improve several New Jersey communities. The company is currently performing upgrades at Rutgers University thanks to funds from a number of local, federal and state resources.
Successful high-impact projects have put the company on the map and contributed to its massive success.
The many different cultures that can be found around the world are being celebrated by the Lovaganza Foundation at a time when political, cultural, and religious differences are causing tensions around the world. Lovaganza are looking to close the perceived gaps people in different cultures feel they have with each other by announcing a global festival that will be held in 2020 with eight different locations serving as the basis for a series of interactive exhibits that will both entertain and educate visitors about the different cultures around the world.
To prepare for the global festival of 2020 the Lovaganza Convoy will make its way around the world screening the trilogy of movies Lovaganza hopes to create over the next five years beginning with “Follow Your Sunshine”. The first movie began shooting in 2015 and will take an innovative approach to production with real locations used in some of the film making hubs of the planet, including Europe, North America, and India; the small Spanish town of Frigilana has been one of the first to benefit from the Lovaganza experience on euroweeklynews.com as around $33,000 was added to the economy of this coastal area during the short period of filming.
There are many benefits the Lovaganza group hopes to bring to the world through the foundation, which include using the profits from the movies released to work with existing groups and programs to improve the quality of life for children around the world. A major part of the development of quality of life is the improvement in the standard of water available for children in all areas of the world, which the foundation hopes will then also benefit the rest of the global population by 2050.
A number of political and celebrity figures on finance.yahoo.com have backed the aims and goals of Lovaganza, which should see the group achieve its aims of improving the quality of life for children across the planet in just a few short decades. The entertainment industry has a long history of working in the humanitarian industry, but the choices and plans made by Lovaganza have given the foundation the chance to make a real difference in the lives of billions of people globally.
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Winter is on the way, and now is the time to choose your top weapons for combatting chapped and dry lips. This is not just a beauty concern, because if you have dry and cracked lips, it can become a painful situation! Lip care is serious business, with many products reaching cult-like status, which is certainly the case with the Evolution of Smooth, or EOS, line of nourishing lip balms. The sphere-like packaging sets EOS apart in a fun and novel way, but it is what’s inside that little pod that really gets people hooked.
These lip saviors come in the funnest of flavors, and are chock full of vitamin E, jojoba oil, and shea butter. All of the EOS products are bursting with antioxidants, are hypoallergenic, and have been dermatologist tested. Additionally, every EOS lip balm is free from parabens and petroleum.
These lovely, little gems are available at most drugstores and beauty shops, and can also be purchased on their website. The product line includes five replenishing types of lip balm, and is certain to contain one that suits your needs. Check out the SPF 30 coverage, all of the fresh, fruit flavors and the organic smooth sticks which come in a more traditional packaging style.
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In a recent article that was posted to the website of ABC News’ website, it was announced that Kevin Seawright was discussing RPS Solutions LLC on the Larry Young Morning Show. The company, RPS Solutions, is still fairly young, having only been founded back in 2015. Kevin Seawright was on the show to present the company’s goals in their efforts to produce affordable housing options for those in need in the Baltimore Maryland housing market.
According to the article that was originally produced by PRN Newswire and then released through ABC News, Kevin Seawright issued the following statements on the morning show. “”Well to be honest with you Larry we’re just passionate about home ownership in Baltimore,” Seawright told the radio host. “We deal a lot with first time home buyers at this point in the market. We’re also trying to give home buyers the opportunity to have a home, and create stability in neighborhoods. We want people to be able to say they have something they’re very proud of.”
Kevin Seawright is a very well respected member of both the community and his company. He has had a long career in project management which has gained him a great deal of recognition by others in the business over the years. Again, going back to the article, Kevin has also previously served in a variety of other recognizable roles such as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newark Community Economic Development Corporation. For more information, follow Kevin Seawright on LinkedIn.
Based on this recent announcement, along with the clearly well-respected past accomplishments of Seawright, it is obvious that there is still a long line of great successes that lie ahead of him.
One man who has spent his whole life building businesses and helping others succeed while doing so, and who has never quit when faced with defeats or small setbacks, is Dick DeVos, one of Michigan’s most successful entrepreneurs and civic leaders. DeVos is CEO of the Windquest Group, and formerly president and CEO of his family’s company Amway Corporation. He and his wife Betsy have presided as Chairs on multiple boards and non-profit organizations, including the NBA’s Orlando Magic, the Michigan State Board of Education, Spectrum Health System, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, RDV Corporation, and Grand Action Committee. Both Dick and Betsy have been heavily involved in the Michigan Republican Party, including Betsy’s time as chairperson a number of years back.
Dick DeVos went into business administration right from the start, earning his undergrad in the field from Northwood University. The family company Amway was founded by his father Richard DeVos back in 1959, and Dick started working there after receiving his bachelor’s degree at only 19 years old. Just 10 years later, he became a vice president and started growing the company’s portfolio at a tremendous rate. After briefly leaving the company for a few years he returned to take over as CEO upon his father’s retirement, and under his leadership the company expanded into more than 50 countries overseas, and by the time he stepped down from this position, Amway had reported $4.5 billion in sales in his last year alone.
But aside from holding executive positions at Amway and Windquest Group, Dick DeVos has also been a supporter of school of choice and private education. His Education Freedom Fund has been responsible for garnering scholarships and vouchers for lower income families to give them a chance to attend schools of their choice. His Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation gives annually to both educational and health care providers, and he has also founded the Dick & Betsy DeVos scholarship program for enrolling students in post-secondary education for business programs. He’s also the founder of the West Michigan Aviation Academy, the first of its kind aviation charter school.
Dick DeVos even ran for governor back in 2006, only just to come up short to his Democrat opponent Jennifer Granholm. But he continued the fight in local politics, helping to get a right-to-work law passed in 2012. He’s also a major donor to the Kennedy Center’s art institute, now named the DeVos Institute of Arts Management. On his liesure time he sails in Lake Michigan’s Chicago-Mackinac race.
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The Lovaganza announcement is something that a lot of people are going to love because they will be able to take in a lot of culture that they are not going to get anywhere else. It is very hard to enjoy culture when people are not able to see it all, but now they will be able to have more fun around it when they are coming out to see Lovaganza. The festival is going to last for months when it starts, and it has been put off from 2015 to 2020.
The festival is going to introduce culture from all around the world to people in a lot of different places. The culture that is shown will come from places where dance, art and music are king. These arts will have their performances in multiple locations around the world, and the performances are going to be a lot more fun than what most people would think. Someone who is trying to learn more about cultures of the world will enjoy Lovaganza because it will be shown on all kinds of media.
They wanted to wait to do the Lovaganza festival because they will stream it on apps for all devices on celebmafia.com, and people will be able to watch it online. It will be a major education for people who have not seen these cultures before. The cultures that are shown come from even the most remote parts of the world, but people will see these cultures anew because they will be shown in live performance.
The attendees of Lovaganza can go out to the locations where the performances are happening, and they will be able to see something that is totally unique. The cultures are all easy to differentiate because they all have their own style, and the people watching can learn about these cultures while they watch. It is entertainment, but Lovaganza is also an education for the people of the world. Everyone is taught about what makes them different from the next person, but they are often not learning what makes them the same. Lovaganza will show all the world’s differences as one.
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