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Bet on Covers.com and keep your friends

I have to admit, I was never into sports, but I really never liked basketball. I once returned to my dorm room in March. I had no idea why my roommate had set up several television sets with different television cable cords illegally ran from other adjourning dorm mates. This set-up made for one large dorm-wide viewing special of the venerable spring sports event, the NCAAF college tournament. I thought that it was pretty ludicrous until I saw all of the people that would actually ditch class and practically their entire lives for the length of this tournament. Although I did not like sports as a spectator thing, I was a college athlete because I enjoyed the thrill of the competition. So when I wondered how I could participate in March Madness with the thrill of a participant, I started to bet.

I did not like the armchair wizards and all of their pontificating, and I wanted them to put their money where their mouths were as the phrase goes. Winning against them was easy because they were all so emotionally involved. They would overlook such obvious inefficiencies in their teams that even a guy that really did not watch a lot of basketball but understood sports in general could beat them easily. However, also because of this emotion, it was hard to get paid afterward. It was not because they did not have the money, but because they could not admit they were wrong. Additionally, some were so emotionally invested that they made bets that far exceeded their ability to pay. This made playing NCAAF odds incredibly hard at the time, but in the digital generation, I have it much easier.

I utilize a sports betting website called Covers.com. Out with the emotion and in with the information required so that a guy unskilled in basketball itself has become really good at correctly assessing NCAAF odds and especially March Madness odds. Additionally, I get paid without the fights and friendships lost because people had their feelings involved with sports betting. However, that passion is not to be dismissed because it is the part of the game that makes it worthwhile for so many players and fans. However, I am able to separate the emotion from my betting with Covers.com. We are grown now, and the competition is still strong, but I only have to compare earnings made on this website with my friends now to prove who’s the real guru.

A Leader in Furniture and Construction Sector- Eucatex

Flavio Maluf is an ambitious man who has always made sure he achieves his dreams since a very young age. Mr. Maluf has been the Chief Executive Officer of Eucatex S.A Industria e Comercio, a company that was established on April 9th, 2005. Since the inception of the company Maluf has been very dedicated and devoted to serving in the organization to ensure that it delivers quality service to their customers worldwide. Mr. Flavio has been serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Executive Officers at Eucatex S.A Industria e Comercio.

Flavio is a go-getter and apart from establishing his organization he holds different leadership posts in other companies including Eucatex Trading e Engenharia as the Vice Chief Executive Officer, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Eucatex Quimica e Mineral. His experience and expertise gave him the opportunity serve for Sistema S.A Corretora de Titulos e Valores Mobiliarios as well as the City Bank N.A based in New York. Mr. Flavio holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteada. He also studied Foreign Exchange Principles at the University of New York.

Eucatex Group is a production and marketing company that is involved in the construction as well as the furniture industry. The organization was established in 1951. In the construction sector, Eucatex deals with the manufacture and the production of laminate floors, doors, and paints as well as segmental partitions. Eucatex is described as the largest company in the furniture manufacturing industry that producers MDF. Wood fiber plates, and Tamburato. Flavio is the President of the group which is a family business and he joined in 1987.

Mr. Flavia worked in the company’s trade department for almost a decade before he was named as the President of the enterprise. His position as the President of Eucatex Group gave him the opportunity to modernize the organization. He leads the company to expand their portfolio and services to other nations including Brazil as well as importing their products to more than 37 countries. The company did not stop its expansion as in 2010 it expanded its services in Salto San Paulo State. The organization has made efforts to offer environmentally friendly products this has given them recognitions as well as receiving various certificates.

Soros rolls through U.S. electoral system like hurricane

George Soros has enjoyed phenomenal success throughout his career. Gaining the reputation as one of the greatest traders of all time, he’s barely had a down year in over 43 years of investing on Snopes. As unstoppable as he’s proven to be in business, he’s enjoyed nearly as much success with his political bets. George Soros has proven himself to be a force of nature which cannot be stopped by anyone but George Soros.

A man who recognizes when he’s wrong

George Soros has famously talked about how his back would begin aching if he had made a poor investment or trade on Forbes. In fact, Soros has attributed his success not so much to being right, but to knowing when he’s wrong. Over the years, this almost uncanny ability to distinguish between accurate mental models and inaccurate ones has enabled him to make astonishing returns, year after year.

Ever since George Soros founded his first hedge fund in 1973, Soros has run up a list of victories so long it can only be described as legendary. Whenever he has taken sides in a fight, the opponent has seemed to come away in worse shape than when they went in. This bookmaker’s knack for picking winners is by itself a great skill on Investopedia. But the levels to which Soros has taken it are truly stratospheric.

For over 43 years, George Soros has racked up annualized returns in excess of 25%. This herculean feat is virtually without precedent in the world of investing. It includes such infamous exploits as the devaluation of the Thai Bhat and the world-famous trade in which Soros single-handedly took on the Bank of England and won. In this latter trade, George Soros bought an incredible $10 billion worth of put options against the Pound Sterling. Such heavy short selling caused the pounds value to begin plummeting in a sort of negative-feedback loop. Eventually, the Bank of England had taken such hits to its currency’s value that they were forced to withdraw from their European Union interest rate agreements. This hammered the pound down even further. Soros walked away with a $1 billion profit for roughly a day’s work. This is remembered as one of the greatest single trades in the history of finance.

Later, Soros began involving himself with philanthropic causes, primarily aimed at creating a more open society. Again, the entire world being aligned against this one-man juggernaut proved insufficient, as the Soros machine crushed governments across Eastern Europe like an Abrams tank, liberating millions from under the jackboots of oppressive regimes.

Soros’ forays into American politics had less decisive results. But, despite losing nearly $52,000,000 in donations to failed presidential bids, he has recently been accumulating an enviable track record of unseating local politicians from coast to coast. Much like in the case of the so called color revolutions, where the one-man Soros wrecking ball smashed through ossified governments, leveling the old structures for new foundations to be laid, he seems to have hit his stride in U.S. political interventions.

Over his life, Soros has proven that often times his most ardent opponents have only one recourse: to pray.

New Brunswick Entrepreneur Omar Boraie Receives Endowment Chair At Rutgers University

Rutgers University’s Cancer Institute is the only cancer facility in New Jersey to apply genomic sequencing to cancer patient care. The care that the Rutgers Cancer Institute provides is part of the precision medicine initiative that President Obama established three years ago. Genomics sequencing work is considered valuable in finding unique therapies for cancer patients who have reached a dead end in the typical cancer treatment process.

Advances in genomic sequencing are giving scientists new avenues to explore in cancer treatments. Precision medicine has the ability to classify cancers into genetic subpopulations. Classifying subpopulations of cancers helps researchers find better individual therapies for patients that have been unresponsive to current treatments.

Omar Boraie, the New Brunswick, New Jersey real estate developer and manager, is one of the 18 donors that were given a Rutgers Endowment Chair. A Rutgers Endowment Chair is the highest recognition a donor can receive in the education system. The Boraie family donated $1.5 million to the Rutgers Cancer Institute. And that donation was matched by an anonymous donor, according to an article published by newswise.com.

Boraie Development LLC is a well-known real estate development and management company in New Brunswick and in other New Jersey cities says Yahoo.com. Omar Boraie started investing in downtown New Brunswick in 1972. Back then, the only people that came downtown were drug dealers and gang members. But Omar had a vision, so he bought 21 properties along Albany Street, and he decided to build office space for companies in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Johnson and Johnson’s main office has always been in New Brunswick, and when Bristol-Meyers merged with Squibb, the new company decided to make New Brunswick their headquarters.

The list of high-rise office and residential building that create the downtown New Brunswick skyline include several Boraie Development buildings. According to the NY Times, Albany Street Plaza One was the first high-rise office building project for Boraie Development, and the One Spring Street residential building added living space for downtown workers. In 2003, the Albany Street Plaza Two building was completed. Omar’s company is based in that building. The Boraie “Aspire Building” added luxury condos to the downtown area. New Brunswick became a mini New York City look alike in some areas of the inner city.

The urban renewal in New Brunswick may have come about without Omar Boraie, but according to city officials it would have taken a lot longer and the finished product would be as impressive. Omar Boraie is a professional that cares about New Brunswick, and the work Rutgers does in finding cures for cancer.

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Early Challenges For A Successful Entrepreneur

Alexei Beltyukov early beginning struggles, though unknowingly, helped to prepare him for a bright future as an entrepreneur.

After the Soviet Union fell, he found that his work as a doctor was not enough to support his family. He had to find a way to supplement his income. He found himself scrapping by doing different jobs. He tried his had at teaching, translating and even selling maze spray on the streets.

His first break came when a friend approached him with an offer to work as a salesman in a pharmaceutical company. In fact, the “sales position” was as a Marketing Coordinator. This is when he saw an advertisement for a business school. This schooling began his path in business.

In 2004, Alexei and a former colleague from his consulting days, wanted to establish a private equity fund. However, the Russian oligarch refused to give them the money outright. However, the oligarch stated that if Alexei and his colleague could prove their worth he would consider giving them the money. He asked them to manage a diverse portfolio of 18 companies. The two, took the challenge, and a challenge it was!

They found themselves, with a portfolio of 18 companies, with many of them on the verge of bankruptcy. They did prove their worth because between 2004 and 2006 they marketed the companies and closed 27 deals, buying, selling and spinning them off. The companies return on equity was 78%.

With this monumental success under their belts, they were free to independently start their own ventures.

Listed below are just some, and I must stress some of the businesses, that Alexei Beltyukov has created:

  •  Edemic Capital, April 2013 to present. It is an early stage tech angel investment club.
  • Mechanicus, 2007 to Present
  • 3. A-Ventures, January 2007 to June 2014. It is a management company that specializes in operational turnarounds of industrial companies.
  • Brunswick Capital, April 2003 to September 2004. It is a rail car leasing firm, now called Brunswick Rail.

As you can see, for Alexei Beltyukov, success didn’t find him, he found success through perseverance and hard work.

Sujit Choudhry: Expert on Comparative Constitutional Law and Transitions

To most people, there might not seem to be much of a difference between international law and comparative law. To be sure, the two fields are strongly linked, with the field of comparative law not coming into its own until after the Second World War. However, there is an important distinction. While international law is concerned with legal frameworks governing the relationships between independent states, comparative law seeks to understand the differences between legal systems. The aim of the field is to gain a deeper understanding of modern legal systems, improve them, and in some cases seek to unite the systems in some way.

Sujit Choudhry is a dean and professor of Comparative Law at the University of California Berkeley. He heads up the Center of Constitutional Transitions at Berkeley, the world’s first research center devoted exclusively to the study of constitution building. Dean Choudhry is especially interested in how the process of developing a constitution relates to the political process surrounding war and conflict. Before joining the law school at Berkeley, he was a full professor at both NYU and the University of Toronto.

Dean Choudhry holds degrees in law from Oxford, Harvard, and the University of Toronto. In addition to having been a Rhodes Scholar, he clerked for Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of Canada’s Supreme Court. In 2010, he was selected by the Canadian government as a Trudeau Fellow, Canada’s highest honor for researchers and academics. He has worked as a consultant abroad as a constitutional expert with the United Nations, the World Bank, and other international organizations. He is also on the board of several prestigious law journals and a manuscript reviewer for several university presses. While a student at Harvard, he was selected as as a Fulbright Scholar, and was the recipient of the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship.

Read more about Sujit Choudry at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sujit_Choudhry

Let Ignition Financial Relieve Your Burden Of Making High Car Payments

Making the choice to refinance a car can be the most important decision that a person makes, especially when they are already strapped for cash. Many who choose to refinance their vehicle will do so because they realize that not only can they pay less for their monthly payments, they can also make sure they can keep up with their payments afterwards. When payments are a lot higher for a vehicle, it makes it much more difficult for a person to make their payments, especially when the payments are as high as $300, $400, or even $500 per month.

 

Believe it or not, but some people have been stuck with car payments that cost hundreds of dollars per month, leaving them nearly broke at the end of the month after they make all the payments. The car payments don’t even include paying for the insurance, especially if it has to be full coverage insurance. One of the best ways to make all of these woes disappear is by refinancing a vehicle with Ignition Financial. The refinancing process is not as difficult as it may have been in the past because a simple online application can get you started. Take a few minutes to fill out the forms online.

 

You’ll be able to get an answer very quickly about refinancing your car, and if you can refinance, then you may be surprised as to how little you’ll be paying each month, compared to what you may have been paying before. Good credit is always best when you’re trying to refinance your vehicle, but even those with credit that can be improved can still possibly get refinanced, especially since Ignition Financial shops around for the best loans. Each person can pick the loan that is most ideal for their circumstances, giving them flexible payment options.

 

Another good thing to remember is that Ignition Financial can also make sure to add the inevitable taxes and fees to your monthly payments, instead of you having to make these payments at a different time when your loan may be coming to a close. Start saving money on a monthly basis once the refinancing process has been completed, and you’ll not only be able to keep up with your payments but will also be able to improve your credit when you are constantly making on-time payments. Trust in a Ignition Financial because they are the ‘slash my payments’ company!

Serial Entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky: Using His Resources To Help Others

Eric Lefkofsky is a gifted, visionary entrepreneur. He has co-founded a number of very successful businesses. They include Tempus, Groupon, Uptake, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, InnerWorkings and Lightbank. A native of Southfield, Michigan, Lefkofsky is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. While doing undergraduate work Lefkofsky became interested in business. He began by selling carpet on campus. Soon after graduating from law school he got together with Brad Keywell, a college friend, and bought Madison, Wisconsin based Brandon Apparel in 1993.

That was just the beginning for Eric Lefkofsky. In 1999 Lefkofsky and Keywell co-founded Starbelly, an internet based company specializing in promotional products. They sold the company to Halo Industries a year later. The duo founded print procurement services company InnerWorking in 2001. In 2005 Lefkofsky and Keywell started Echo Global Logistics company, a business that handled freight logistics. The company went public the next year and did very well. The duo co-founded the media buying technology company MediaBank in 2006. MediaBank merged with Donavan Data Systems to form Mediaocean in 2012. The company was valued at $1.5 billion.

In January 2007, Lefkofsky provided $1,000,000 in funding and joined with Andrew mason to co-found ThePoint.com. The online collective action website changed its name to Groupon.com the next year. According to Forbes, Groupon became the world’s fastest growing company by 2010. That same year Lefkokfsky and Keywell co-founded yet another company. This time it was LightBank, a venture firm designed to help develop new Chicago area companies. Then in 2014 Lefkofsky co-founded the analytics company Uptake. Finally, in 2016, Lefkofsky co-founded technology company Tempus. The company produces technology enabling the delivery of personalized cancer care for patients.

But Eric Lefkofsky is more than just a serial entrepreneur. He’s also a very caring person. In 2006 he and Elizabeth his wife started the Lefkofsky Foundation, a charitable trust designed to help scientific, charitable and educational causes and organizations worldwide. So far it has provided help to over 50 organizations. The couple also joined The Giving Pledge in 2013. Lefkofsky is also on the board of numerous organizations in Chicago.

He has also begun teaching classes at Chicago area business schools and still found time to write a book dealing with how technology affects business called Accelerated Disruption. All these activities have enabled Eric Lefkofsky to share his resources with as many people as possible.

Sam Tabar has Advice for Parents Everywhere

The United States economy is recovering from a major downturn, and many parents are finding themselves supporting their adult children. Children as old as thirty years old have been forced to live with their parents while the economy recovered. Many parents are trying to plan for retirement, but they are also stuck helping their adult children reach their full potential. This unique problem plagues parents throughout the United States, and recently Sam Tabar, a top financial mind analyzed the situation for the Huffington Post.

Sam Tabar was quick to point out that 47% of millennials(people aged 25 to 35) receive some financial support from their parents. This includes everything from rent to the cell phone bill. This number sounds astounding until you realize how common it is for families to share cell plans for more than a decade.

One might wonder what this cycle of dependence means for American families. Sam pointed out that the average American only has $400 in savings, while millennials fair a lot better, with an average of $9,100. Many millennials are ready for retirement or a major emergency. It is great that millennials are ready for the future, but how is this impacting their parents. Many parents are sacrificing their own retirements to provide for their own children.

Sam Tabar feels that parents that are currently providing for their children should seriously look at their own retirement savings. Parents need to take an honest look at their own retirement. If you can afford to provide for your children, then you can continue to do so, but parents that cannot afford to pay their child’s expenses should change their actions. Parents are probably harming their own finances by paying for their kid’s expenses because most Americans have very little savings.

Sam Tabar advises that parents that decide to cut their kids off should have an honest discussion with their kids. Your child might have the savings they need to get by on their own, and if they do, then they should be doing so. Sam strongly believes that parents should not sacrifice their own financial health for the sake of their children.

Sam is happy to give advice to parents throughout the United States, and he is extremely qualified to do so. Sam has spent his career giving legal and financial advice to companies around the globe. He started out by working as a financial lawyer, working with firms around the world. Eventually, Sam would take a position with Merrill Lynch, and today he works at FullCycle Fund. Parents around the globe should heed Sam’s advice. He wants everyone that can retire comfortably to do so easily. He hopes parents will do what is right for themselves and their kids.

Nathaniel Ru Success

 

Overview

 

Do you want to have success in business over the next few years? There are many people who are interested in starting a company for a variety of reasons. With all of the options out there today, there is no excuse to not get out there and start working on your dream. At one time, many people thought that Nathaniel Ru was crazy for starting Sweet Green. There are a lot of people who are trying to think about how to get to the next level. Looking at the success of Nathaniel Ru, you can see several steps that you can take in order to get to the next level. Start thinking about the future today by looking at ways in which Nathaniel Ru can succeed.

 

Sweet Green

 

There are few companies in the country that have grown as rapidly as Sweet Green over the past couple of years. This is positive for a number of reasons. Sweet Green is a company that prides itself on providing value to customers in a number of areas. If you want to eat healthy, this is the company to purchase from. They have a number of topics and options for you if you are trying to eat better. In addition, they know how to invest in the areas that make the most sense for you over the long term. With all of different ways in which you can eat healthy at Sweet Green, there is no excuse to not get started on your healthy eating plan.

 

Nathaniel Ru

 

When he was young, Nathaniel Ru knew that he wanted to have a lot of success in business. With all of the changes going on in the industry right now, Nathaniel Ru knows that he must take advantage of the powerful market while he can. Health food is a growing category, and a lot of people are excited about all of the ways in which they can eat better to take things to the next level in their health. If you want to invest in a way to eat better, they will be able to help you in a variety of ways. Stop by one of their locations today in order to try their tasty and fresh food.

 

Future Goals

 

There are a lot of people who are excited about everything that is planned for Nathaniel Ru and Sweet Green in the future. This is a business that has done well in a number of markets. With all of the focus on eating right, Sweet Green is a company that can do well in a variety of markets. This is why Nathaniel Ru is so excited about the future.