Good Deeds

Avi Weisfogel, The Hero Of Operation Smile.

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If you carefully follow the field of dental care, or you have had a dental problem and even sleep care, then you have heard of Dr. Avi Weisfogel. He is the founder and owner of the New Jersey-based Dental Sleep Masters. He is also the founder of Old Bridge Dental Care, which he started in 1999. Here he exercised his dental practice for over 15 years and received numerous recognition awards from the community such as Best Dentist for many years. He is also known for his contribution to sleep treatment and sleep disorders. Dr. Avi Weisfogel has conducted extensive research in the field of sleep especially remedies of sleep related disorders. He cofounded Healthy Heart Sleep in 2010. This is a worldwide company that works with hospitals and physicians to create sleep labs for patients with sleep disorders.

Later in 2012, he founded Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient, where he gives lectures on management sleep patients to dentists. In 2014, when he founded Dental Sleep Masters he was aiming at passing his knowledge on how to treat sleep disorders using oral appliances. Dr. Weisfogel is also very scholarly. He has a BA in biology and psychology from Rutgers University together with a DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. This are rare academic qualifications to be achieved by one person.

Apart from having a successful career, Dr. Avi Weisfogel’s also has a philanthropic heart. He always looks forward to changing to better the lives of patients he encounters. Due to this fact, he started the GoFundMe campaign aimed towards supporting Operation Smile. He cleverly combines his attributes in dentistry and humanity for a noble course. The funds he raises through the GoFundMe campaign are fully donated to Operation Smiles. He aims to raise more than $2000 for doctors worldwide to help change lives of the needy.

Operation Smiles was started to give surgical help to children who could no afford the cost of surgery all over the world. Through this program, millions of children all over the world have been helped to get surgical services. These children have been helped with problems associated with their cleft lip, cleft palate, and other related facial deformities have been fixed. On top of surgical procedure, other services like after care, research on cleft lip and palate cause, training and education are offered by the organization. It also goes further to fight for children’s rights to access medical care.

Follow Avi on Twitter, Facebook, and Vimeo to stay up to date on his campaign.
Business

How Is Oil Giving Investors Hope In 2016?

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The 2015 fiscal year was a year of slow slides to the bottom of a very deep barrel. Investors were forced to spend their time watching oil prices fall lower and lower, and the rest of the markets took a fall with the price of oil. There are several different ways that the markets may rebound, but most industry experts like Jim Dondero think that oil will provide all the relief that is needed. This article explains how investors like Jim will wait for the oil prices to rally.

#1: Oil Prices Must Rise At Some Point

There are many reasons why oil prices will rise again, and investors like Jim believe that oil has to rise simply because of basic math. The OPEC nations may choose to back off production or the prices may begin to rise as investors feel more confident about oil on the whole. It is possible that investors will begin to feel confident again, but a wise investor like Mr. Dondero will wait for the market to show him something that is worth believing in.

#2: Oil Impacts Everything

Oil prices have an impact on every market in the world. Highland Capital Management is run by Jim and his team, and their portfolio has felt the pain of low oil prices throughout the world. Only a small amount of what HCM invests is invested in America, and every part of their portfolio is waiting for oil prices to rise. Even the richest men in the world must wait for oil prices to rise before they may make bold moves again.

#3: What Is A Rally?

Investors are waiting for a rally to occur that will help oil prices jump. Oil prices may take decades to reach their previous highs, but a rally would constitute even a few days of good trading that will help the price remain slightly higher. There are several different ways that a rally could occur, but investors must feel confident for more than one day to help prices rise.

Every investor in the world is waiting for oil prices to rise, and investors like Jim Dondero believe the markets will recover. Oil cannot get much lower, and patience will be rewarded among investors who believe that the price of oil can be forced up by producers, will rise during a major rally or will rise as confidence returns to the markets. Follow Jim on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on the market.

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Tech/Moble Phone Service

FreedomPop Raises Another $50 Million for International Expansions

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FreedomPop is mobile phone services and a wireless internet provider based in Los Angles, California. It was founded by Stephen Stokols the CEO, and Steve Sesar. The company is backed by DCM Capital, Mangrove Capital, Axiata, and Partech Ventures. It uses Clearwire and Sprint’s network to provide free mobile services including text, voice call, and free data. According to Engadget Reviews, FreedomPop has strong signal quality and services, which is a seriously attractive alternative to larger carriers. FreedomPop’s mission has always been ensuring that all people have access to essential and affordable communication services. With FreedomPop Nationwide Wi-Fi and its auto-connect access, there is no need for authentication pages or manual configuration via device setting.

 

FreedomPop is going beyond traditional business of mobile carriers by providing ways of using mobile devices free of any charges. In efforts to continue its global rollout beyond its home market and launch international products, the company has raised $50 million. These products include free hotspots in over 25 countries and SIM that will enable users to access free data and calls on their devices across multiple regions. This funding appeared just six months after the company raised $30 million with its investors such as Intel. It brings the total raised to $109 million. According to Stokols, the international expansion has been adamant; the UK market is going extremely well with conversion level of 45% after last year launching. Considering that UK was the first international market beyond U.S. in the next 24 months, the number of users in the UK is projected to go beyond 1 million while U.S has over 1 million users.

 

FreedomPop plan is to explore more new markets, and by June this year, the company will cover U.S, the U.K, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. In addition, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic markets will be covered. By the end of this year, its services will extend to 40 countries including Latin America and Asia.

 

Primarily most MVNOs buy messages, data, and minutes from their carriers in bulk and then resell it to their customers. However, FreedomPop buys only data that it uses to offer its unique services. Rather than pre-buying in bulk, it negotiates different usage and pays only what FreedomPop customers use. Recently, FreedomPop has been working on ways of utilizing this technology directly within different carriers’ networks, thus building new service for them and in the process give FreedomPop more diverse revenue.

Business

Brad Reifler: A New Kind of Genius

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When people think of those whom they consider to be geniuses, they usually find themselves talking of people whom have been involved in their field for decades. However, it doesn’t always take that to be considered a genius. In fact, a genius in the business world can be someone who has been able to move from one venture to another with success. This has been the business life of Brad Reifler, who for more than three decades has built a reputation for hard work and success. Starting one company after another, Brad understands the challenges associated with being an entrepreneur. Whether it’s raising money to finance your business or facing the difficult task of attracting customers, it’s been clear Brad has been one person who is determined to reach the top and stay there.

Considered an extremely successful entrepreneur and investor since the 1980s as Wikipedia shows, Brad has always realized his success has not been an overnight success story. Whether it’s been Reifler Trading Company or his current company Forefront Capital Management, Brad has always been guided by the principles of hard work and innovation. A firm believer that the harder you work the greater success you will have, Brad has proven this theory about opening to the middle class to be correct. Never one to rest and believe there was nothing needing to be done, Brad instead took the opposite approach with his career. For every idea and strategy he came upon, he tried to put his own unique twist on it in an attempt to outwit the competition. A risky approach, it was one that has served Brad well over the years. Starting one successful company after another not only takes a fair amount of skill, but also having the ability to adjust along the way. Brad has done that, ensuring his place as a new kind of genius.  Follow Brad on Twitter for more.

Business/HealthCare

Go Fund Me Helps Many Who Need Dental Work

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What do you do when your child has problems with his or her teeth and you are unable to pay to have them fixed? The sadness you feel, the hurt and pain you feel, knowing that your child may be in pain. How can you deal with this pain you are feeling? Where is the hope?

GoFundMe is a charity campaign that Avi Weisfogel is setting up to help such parents to pay for their children to have the dental work they need. It is so sad when a child is in pain or has problems with eating because of bad teeth. It is difficult to watch a child suffer day and night. Adults understand finances and the ability or not to pay for services they need but the children just wonder why you aren’t helping them feel better. Well, now there is hope. With the Go fund me the campaign that Weisfogel is setting up, children and others can have the dental problems addressed.

Who is Avi Weisfogel? Avi Weisfogel is a Dental Surgeon in the New Jersey area. He is also the owner of Dental Sleep Masters. Alongside his colleague, Dr. Glassman, Avi is working to train and teach other dental professionals in the art of dental appliances. Dental Sleep Masters is a company set up to train dentist how to apply things like mouth guards in hopes of handling the issues of sleep apnea. Sleep disorders are usually due to mouth or sinus issues. Imagine how good it would feel if you could sleep all night long, safely, with just the use of a mouth guard. No more loud sleep machines. This is wonderful news and offers great hope for many individuals having sleep issues.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel spends a lot of his time offering knowledge to others by giving lectures. He has been in the position of treating people with dental issues. He did own his own dental practice but now he helps teach others. Dental Sleep Masters is just a step towards helping people have the good sleep they need. Every dentist that attends one of these lectures is capable of helping hundreds of individuals sleep better. Avi is also an avid video poster. Check out his Vimeo and his favorite video (posted below).

Business

Why Kevin Seawright The Right Choice For The Newark CEDC?

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The Newark Economic Community Development Corporation is at the heart of a revitalization effort in Newark, New Jersey, and Kevin Seawright was recently named CFO of the corporation. Kevin has an excellent record in the world of public service, and he brings quite a bit of knowledge of the public sector into the private sector. This article explains how Kevin is helping Newark, New Jersey come back to life after decades of struggle.

#1: Kevin Grew Up In Service

Kevin Seawright grew up outside Philadelphia where his parents urged him to work with underprivileged people in the city. He spent quite a bit of time with his parents helping the homeless and inner city youth, and his experiences there showed him that everyone needs help now and again. The work he did with the disadvantaged in Philadelphia informed his early work in the city of Baltimore, and Kevin will never forget the values he learned doing that work, and he’s said as much in several interviews.

#2: Helping Baltimore Save Money

The city of Baltimore employed Kevin in many capacities over a decade of work. Kevin worked in the school system, the transportation department and the division that helped the aged. His posts allowed him to change the way the city spent money, and his accounting practices were used to save cash every year. Kevin often found that the city was losing money, and Kevin enacted simple changes that saved the city hundreds of thousands of dollars over the term of his employment. The city of Baltimore was sad to see him leave for a position in Philadelphia, but Baltimore is better for having Kevin within its ranks.

#3: The Newark CEDC

The Newark CEDC is a private company that is spending millions to redevelop portions of Newark into clean areas. There are many neighborhoods that have been blighted by decades of crime, unemployment, undereducation and homelessness, but the developments created by the CEDC are meant to build these areas back into middle class havens once again. Kevin is working as the CFO of the CEDC to help the company save as much money as possible on each development. Kevin was hired because of his brilliant public service record, and he has made an immediate impact.

The city of Newark is changing with every passing day due to the efforts of the CEDC, and Kevin Seawright stands that the center of that change. All the money used to help change Newark passes over Kevin’s desk, and he has become a captain of industry in a city that needs help. Kevin’s desire to help people is well-documented, and he is doing his best to turn Newark, New Jersey into a safe place to live, work and go to school.  You can follow Kevin on Twitter to see where his career goes from here.

Tech

Home Service Startup Files Bankruptcy In Less Than 3 Years

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Startup companies came as a packaged deal with the tech boom in the last decade but the chance of them surviving over five years has dwindled. These innovative ideas that grow into startups have been meeting their end because of class action lawsuits that push to redefine their contractors as employees, which in turn drives up labor cost. The home repair startup Homejoy Inc has recently filed for bankruptcy a mere five months after posting on their blog that they would be shutting down their services.

The California based startup brought home and cleaning services to people via mobile app. Instead of booking random workers and hoping for the best Homejoy offered a way to browse home repair and cleaning services before booking an appointment. Initially the company raised $38 million in venture capital from big name investors like Google Ventures and First Round Capital. While the initial funding was met, the company stated in their July blog post that revenue issues and employee lawsuits are what lead to the closing of the company.

However this is not the case for all startup companies, some have flourished despite the low success rate of these newer and smaller companies. Handy Technologies which is a startup that provides similar services as Homejoy, was able to raise $50 million in funding back in November and has continued to expand their services. In total, the company has raised over $110 million in investment capital for their continued expansion. Not only does Handy offer highly recommended cleaning and home repair services they now can send someone to your home to assemble your newly bought Ikea furniture.

Handy was created after the Uber craze had exploded across the United States. Their general goal was to become the ‘Uber of the home repair world’ by offering a simple and easy way to find a home service worker or company. By creating an extensive employment process Handy only hires 3% of those interviewed and performs in-depth background checks. Currently they’re working on expanding to all major cities in the US and have opened up an office in London.

Business

Reviews of the expected in the 2016 stock market

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Investors in the previous year placed great hopes in their investments throughout the half of year 2015. This was however cut short by the mini crash that took place between August and September. This brought forth growth worries and turned all the investors’ focus on the risks and uncertainties that were involved.

Investors sensing the same even as we usher in a new year, the stock market seems to have been brought to a halt. However, there still holds some hope for a prosperous new year. This will however be realistic after investors shift from risk to the worry side. This will arouse some great efforts increasing chances of good gains.
In the reviews, investors are further advised to focus on leading growth companies. These still maintain their demands in the market ignoring all the risks and uncertainties that may be involved in the market. There will also be need to bring in stocks that are safe in terms of market. This is due to the fact that people will develop attitudes and only demand for up to standard stock.
In 2015, the investor attitudes has turned to worries and this promises a better return potential. Hence, investing in the U.S. stocks is highly recommended as we approach end of this year.
From Dallas TX, James Dondero is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. Currently Jim is mainly focused on operations and investments strategies in both retail and institutional products at the Highland investments. So far, he has gained over 30 years of experience and serves as one of the Collateralized Loan Obligation pioneers.
James Dondero graduated from University of Virginia where he majored in the finance and accounting sector. Further, he got all rights reserved to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation being a Certified Management Accountant.
In his field of operation, the funds relating to him have received many awards and accolades and this has greatly helped him develop in his career. Currently, Jim is the chairman of the Board for Nexbank, CCS Medical Corporation and Cornerstone Healthcare. He is also in the board of directors for American Banknote and MGM studios. He has also worked with other organizations such as Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary where he served as the chief investment officer prior to joining Highland investments.
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