In the run up to the Brexit vote on 23rd June 2016, successful hedge fund billionaire George Soros warned of a Black Friday and that is exactly what happened in the aftermath. According a Forbes report published on June 28, 2016 the passage of the Brexit vote triggered unimaginable sell-off in the global markets. The UK pound fell to its lowest level in 30-years while leading European banks bore the biggest brunt in stock trading. Soros built a reputation as a legendary trader, when he made $1 billion in the 90’s when he famously bet against the British pound. The latest positions to earn him impress include $100 million bet against Deutsche Bank and large defensive holding in SPDR Gold Trust ETF and Barrick Gold.
Soros also scored with his huge put options against the S&P 500 Index. On his Deutsche Bank bet, filings released by the Bundesanzieger, the German regulatory authority indicate that Soros Fund Management shorted the Deutsche Bank shares to the tune of 0.51% or about 7 million from June 24, 2016. The position closed as leading European stocks took in the Brexit shock. Aside from Soros, the other prominent hedge funds that joined in the frenzy by betting against German listed companies include Blue Ridge Capital and Polygon Global Partners. In the UK, data released by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) indicate that most of the companies shorted by hedge funds were in the financial, property and retail sectors.
The companies include Aberdeen Asset Management, Intu Properties and WM Morrison Supermarkets. In spite of the torrid events leading to the Brexit vote and thereafter, Soros remains one of the biggest supporters of the European Union and economic integration. In the US, he is one of the biggest donors to the Democratic Party. In an excerpt published in Politico on July 2016, Soros made headlines by committing to support Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid along with that of other candidates seeking elective position through the Democratic Party. Soros offered over $25 million to support the party and various causes.
The decision follows a lull in Soros campaign funding following the record breaking $27 million that he offered to support John Kerry’s unsuccessful bid to defeat George W. Bush in the 2004. The other efforts funded by Soros in the last election cycle include $5 million to support Immigrant Voter’s Win, a SuperPAC that targets to bring Latino voters to the polls and $5 million to fight vote stifling efforts by conservatives. George Soros strongly cares about civil rights and the empowerment immigrant and minority communities. The organizations he supports in this line of thinking, according to Wikipedia include; Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International Ireland and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
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Andrea McWilliams is a high paid lobbyist based out of Texas. She is a philanthropist and community volunteer. After graduating from the Ivy League with a degree in Anthropology, she pursued a career in Social Justice Issues. She has a passion for Immigrant Advocacy work. She holds a position as a college guide at West Warwick High School, and working in the school system has proven her love for the field of education. This work experience led her to pursue a Master’s Degree in Business Administration for non-profit management. Andrea McWilliams has had the honor of being reported by Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, among others, for her role as a political strategist. At age 21, Andrea McWilliams became a Chief of Staff, one of the youngest in history. She then worked at a public relations firm, before opening her own firm with her husband. The full service firm provides Governmental Affairs Consulting Services.
Andrea McWilliams has received the “Profiles in Power” Award from the Austin Business Journal, as well as the “Women of Distinction” Award. She is also a recipient of the “Austin Under 40” Award. Also, she has won the Texas Businesswoman of the year Finalist Award.
As a proud advocate of research for cancer, Andrea McWilliams has represented the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation, as well as KillCancer. She is on the Board of organizations such as Art House, Texas Lyceum, and Austin Children in Crisis.
Through these organizations, Andrea McWilliams has raised substantial funds for all of her causes.
Thor Halvorssen is a Venezuelan human rights supporter and film maker with commitments in the fields of public interest advocacy, public policy pro-democracy advocacy, civil liberties, individual rights and public policy. Halvorssen is originator of the Oslo Freedom Forum, a yearly assembly depicted by The Economist as a “breathtaking human-rights celebration on its approach to turning into human-rights such as the Davos monetary forum. Halvorssen is the leader of the Human Rights Foundation, an association dedicated to worldwide human freedom and rights.
Halvorssen stepped down from heading ( Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) FIRE in March 2004 to join its Board of Advisors and declared the starting of a worldwide team that would “champion the meaning of human rights that initially enlivened the human rights development, focused on the twin ideas of self-assurance freedom and that of tyranny. HRF was consolidated in 2005, opening its central station in New York City in August 2006. Its International Council incorporates several conscience prisoners such as Harry Wu, Elie Wiesel, and Vladimir Bukovsky. More so it entails democracy activists, for example, Garry Kasparov and Mart Laar. Václav Havel was its chairman before he died in December 2011. Watch Video Here .
Halvorssen repeatedly advocated and lobbied releasing of Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese political prisoner during the helm of HRF. Come 2010, Halvorssen was an extraordinary visitor of Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel Prize service giving the prize to Liu Xiaobo in absentia. Halvorssen is recognized as a supporter of Chinese Uyghur pioneer Rebiya Kadeer and has forcefully opposed the Taiwanese Kuomintang government for its restricting visits by Kadeer. Halvorssen has bolstered UN-level activity to address the infringement of Uyghur rights in China. Click Here For Full Article .
As per the Hollywood Reporter, Halvorssen is at present delivering the Robert a film adoption. Thor delivered The Sugar Babies, the film about Dominican Republic human trafficking and the predicament of its vagrant farm workers. The documentary targets are the politically and wealthy sugar barons who dwell in West Palm Beach – the Fanjul Family. There is a time the film was revisited at Florida International University before a heated exchange developed with the Dominican discretionary agent leading to police presence. It got various negative views being said that the film’s depiction of enormous business and its association with the Dominican government was a piece of a crusade against the nation’s notoriety. Today, Halvorssen has managed to touch different sides of people’s life and he has still dedicated his career and willingness to do so. Halvorssen at LinkedIn.
Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza, more commonly called ‘Thor Halvorssen’ is a film producer and human rights advocate from Venezuela. He is known for his contributions in many fields, including pro-democracy advocacy, individual rights and civil liberties, public interest advocacy, and public policy.
He founded the Oslo Freedom Forum, which is a yearly gathering that brings together some of the best and brightest minds, prisoners of conscience, and powerful leaders to help end dictatorships. It was once described by The Economist as being a “spectacular human-rights festival… on its way to becoming a human-rights equivalent of the Davos economic forum.” Watch Video Here .
Mr. Halvorssen is also the president of the Human Rights Foundation, which is devoted to reaching human rights and freedom on a global scale.
Currently, he is the Patron of the Children’s Peace Movement, On Own Feet. He founded the Moving Picture Institute. As of 2010, he also acquired the Norwegian leftist magazine, Ny Tid.
Mr. Thor has dedicated his life to eradicating dictatorship, freeing those who are wrongfully imprisoned, and bringing true freedom to everyone across the world.
Though it may seem overly ambitious, Mr. Halvorssen is careful to never bite off more than he can chew. He has carefully tackled the problems the world faces at a steady pace, building his way up so that he can continue to help those in need. Mr. Halvorssen In LinkedIn.
Both the events that he facilitates as well as the events that he attends tend to draw in large crowds and lots of recognition. He is truly striving for – and succeeding at – a more balanced and free world.
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Mike Baur is a creative entrepreneur and banking professional who has been highly recognized in Switzerland. He has a 20 years’ experience in the Swiss private banking sector and has created excellent relationships with top business leaders. Baur is the proprietor of the Swiss Startup Factory, which is a firm that has been devoted to supporting the growth of newly established technology based businesses. The main premises of the enterprise are located in Zurich, Switzerland. Since the company was created in 2014, and it has offered funds and inspiration to various startups to enable them to be successful in the corporate world. Swiss Startup Factory has heavily invested in innovations that are owned by youths in the country. Mike’s long service in the finance sector enabled him to make friends who have been supporting his company. He joined the Swiss private banking industry as an intern and has been hired by companies such as Clariden and Sallfort.
Swiss Startup Factory is one the unique businesses in Switzerland. Its efforts have supported the growth of many new enterprises. It examines the ideas that it is offered by the clients and determines concepts that can be transformed into profitable businesses. The firm then trains, inspires, and provides them with monetary support so that they can grow into international markets. It offers all the assistance that an organization would need for it to be successful.
Mike’s company is privately owned, and therefore, all its funds are sourced from individual investors. He has been contacting various business leaders who are interested in supporting emerging technology enterprises. The investors are allowed to examine the innovations before they offer any support. The firm ensures that they make returns from the money that they give. Swiss Startup Factory runs an acceleration program for three months to enable the businesses to start off. It has also been supporting existing companies that have a potential of performing well in the markets but lack sufficient funds.
Baur is a highly knowledgeable individual who has excellent academic qualifications. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester and the University of Bern, and he holds MBA degrees from both of them. Mike had a successful profession when he was serving the banking industry. He was once appointed as a board member of a renowned institution in Swiss private banking sector. The entrepreneur has learned a lot about startups, and he understands business models that can make them profitable.
WEN Cleansing Conditioner results vary from one user to the next, but most women that have used the product will tell you the results are phenomenal. This five-in-one product deep cleanses the hair while also conditioning and nourishing every strand. The Cleansing Conditioner has been around for several years now, and during this time thousands of women have taken advantage of the product and continue to use it on a regular basis.
One user, who has fine, limp hair, provided a daily journal of her Wen Cleansing Conditioner journey over the course of 7 days. She was satisfied with the results of the Cleansing Conditioner, and noted great differences in her hair on day one, continuing each day that she used the product. When the week was over, this user reported that her hair was fuller, shinier, softer, and overall enhanced. She’ll be using the Wen Cleansing Conditioner again very soon.
The Wen Cleansing Conditioner was created by Chaz Dean, a Los Angeles stylist to the stars. Dean worked closely with a scientist for several years to create the formula used in the dry shampoo before the product was released. The special formula uses natural ingredients that won’t strip the hair. Instead, the formula nourishes and protects the hair. The Cleansing Conditioner is one of several Wen hair care products. Wen products are available online on the Wen website or via http://chazdean.com/store.aspx.
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End Citizens United, a Political Action Committee (PAC), is a group that was started in March 1st, 2015. Its main aim is to fight the Citizen United group by funding democratic candidates running in Senate and competitive houses. The group which is funded by grassroots donors feels that it is the high time to bring to a stop the billionaires who are trying to buy the elections and stop the corrupt political system. The group believes that this way, it will enhance building of a broad coalition that will pressure law makers into taking the required measures. They have three main aims: The first one is to elect pro-reform candidates; the second one is to ensure that the money in politics is made a national priority, and the final one is to demonstrate their political power concerning money in politics by using grassroots membership.
The Political Action Committee end result is to have a constitutional amendment that will reverse the Supreme Court’s decision supporting Citizen United. It had therefore started a petition demanding the congress to enforce the legislation, and had received over 325,000 signatures from supporters by August 2015. They have hopes of receiving more signatures as a result of partnering with “Ready for Hillary” and also intend to rent their email list out to reach other potential liberal supporters. They had also raised 2 million dollars by this time, with their aim being to raise that figure to 25 million dollars or 30 million dollars.
The group intends to channel the money raised to Democratic candidates vying for Senate and Competitive house. This money will be used in initiatives such as television advertisements, polling and direct mailers which will give them an upper hand during their campaign. They also named eleven Democrat candidates whom they endorsed, one of them being Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado. Their reason for supporting democrats is because they are leading in the fight against the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision and have also suffered immensely as a result of the dark money in politics. The group’s financial information is available on Open Secrets.
One of the group founders says that End Citizens United derives its unique qualities from the fact that it fills the gap present by addressing political issues and ensuring election of people who will bring change to existing laws. Campaign finance experts however feel that the group’s main objective of bringing constitutional amendment is quite a hurdle. These doubts are brought out by the fact that for one to achieve a constitutional amendment there must be consent from two-thirds of the Senate and the House and an additional approval by three-fourths of states. End United Citizens have made their Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings available to the public for the purpose of promoting democracy in the country and intend to continue doing so. Visit their page on Facebook.
Comparative Law could be called the study of all the different legal systems that propagate in this world. The socialist law, Islamic law, Hindu law, canon law and Jewish law could be quoted as one amongst the many examples.
The modern comparative law finds its foothold in the 18th century, and before that comparative methodology was practised. Montesique has been attributed the distinction of being the pioneer of comparative law. Which is evident from his masterpiece De l’esprit des lois. Comparative law may be different from the fields of general law or international law, but, it proves as a medium to achieve normality between the two. Source: en.wikipedia.org
Sujit Choudhry is the world renowned authority on comparative law. He has been working tirelessly over the years to achieve such “normals”. He has a plethora of on-field experience due to being an integral part and an advisor to the constitution building process in many countries. Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal to name a few.
His research basically focuses on the many burning issues in comparative constitutional law. Like constitutional design in ethnically divided societies, decentralisation, socialism, feudalism, federalism etc. He is also a prolific writer of the art having published more than ninety articles, working papers, book chapters and reports. His collections have been widely read by the audience of comparative law and have long been considered as materials with conviction. Check him on twitter.com.
Professor Choudhry is also the founding director of the centre for constitutional transitions, an institute that specialises in collating the research carried by experts in this field so as to provide the practitioners with a slew of evidence-based research. Mr Sujit Choudhry has been awarded numerous awards for his services towards the development and furtherance of comparative law. He was recently awarded the Trudeau fellowship, the Canadian equivalent of McArthur Awards. An award that is given for having done exemplary work in any field. He could be called a man with the highest moral fabric, working endlessly in an attempt to see a change in the society.
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Troy McQuagge serves at the USHEALTH Group Inc. as the chief executive officer and president. Recently, One Planet Awards awarded Troy McQuagge as the Gold CEO of the Year. This is a substantial achievement for Troy McQuagge who had previously received several prestigious awards.
Troy McQuagge has been serving at USHEALTH Group since 2014 after he joined the firm’s board of directors and became its CEO and President. While working with the firm, Troy McQuagge has been instrumental in providing strategic guidance to the enterprise, and under his tenure, the group has managed to benefit from sustainable growth and profitability for the past three years. Prior to this, Troy McQuagge worked as CEO and president of USHEALTH Advisors since 2010. He similarly witnessed the same success in his position by doubling the growth rate of the entity through his innovative strategies.
While working with the USHEALTH Advisors, Troy McQuagge managed to design a proprietary agency platform, which transformed the firm into being the largest entities in the health insurance industry with a coverage of “Under 65” segment. Troy McQuagge has additionally worked at HealthMarket for over 11 years and was also later the president agency marketing group of the firm.
Troy McQuagge holds a Bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the renowned University of Central Florida. He possesses hands-on expertise and experience in insurance and sales. Besides business, Troy McQuagge is also actively engaged with several voluntary agencies such as HopeKids Phoenix, HopeKids Dallas, and Phoenix of New Orleans Crisis Nursery Phoenix. Aside from health, Troy McQuagge features a keen and extensive interest in human rights, and children matter in addition to disaster and humanitarian relief.
In a briefing, Troy McQuagge posited that he was delighted and honored to receive the award. Furthermore, he added that the award belonged to his USHEALTH Group colleagues. Troy McQuagge marked this award as a shred of evidence to the commitment that USHEALTH Group possesses to develop affordable and better health care solutions for its diverse clients in the nation. Additionally, Troy McQuagge hinted that he and his colleagues are utilizing an innovative approach to developing a better coverage for their clientele, which will soon be introduced to the market.