AN INVESTMENT IN FINE DINING WITH BRIAN BONAR

The tree of a lifetime can have many branches. They may grow and prosper because of their environment, or simply because, within the trunk is a seed, waiting for its time to sprout. The genetics hardly matters. Brian Bonar started his life’s tree at an early age and was fascinated with the world of economics and investment. The environment was fertile as the economic climate in this country sought new and creative businesses.

The seeds of interest were many as Bonar experienced success and recognition with his ventures and leadership. He formed companies that provided valuable services to new businesses. He helped a business get employers and make them happy with what the business offered them. He still does this through his company, Trucept Inc.

Recently, however, there is a new branch. It comes from the same need. It’s the need to create something new and to make it a financial success. And why not? Tools of finance are the tools that Brian Bonar knows well how to use. The seed sprouting is a gourmet French restaurant on a large lot in the valley of north San Diego County, in a town called Escondido. Brian Bonar loves French food and was able to find a ready-made staff from a favorite eating place that was revamping. Bellamy’s Restaurant has become a new branch on the tree of investments for Brian Bonar.

While he has always been actively involved as mentor and adviser to his company’s clients, perhaps his love of French food supplied added motivation in this venture. According to all reviews, the food at Bellamy’s is some of the very best of the valley. Read more: Brian Bonar: Executive Profile & Biography

He has given his French chef, Patrick Ponsary, the freedom to plan for the future with a dream of his own restaurant on a large plot of land nearby. The land is owned by Bonar, and it is not difficult to envision the master’s financial hand moving with the master chef’s. Learn more about Brian Bonar: http://mg2.com/about/people/brian-bonar/

Meanwhile, Bellamy’s is moving forward by recognizing that fine food comes in all cultures. The menu, the décor, and the excellent quality of both are sweeping the headlines of fine dining in the area. “Grand Cuisine at Bellamy’s” shouts the San Diego magazine. “Bellamy’s is some of the best food in San Diego Valley, served by a top-notch staff.” (http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/August-2013/Grand-Cuisine-at-Bellamys)

To become an expert in business financial planning and to develop skills of leadership with companies such as Trucept, Inc., where he is now CEO, is a great accomplishment. Bonar’s doctorate and his awards as Man of the Year, have qualified him as one of the best in the area. To be confident and adventurous with a new branch on his financial tree, is to be commended. His success must reflect enjoyment of his work, but that should not be difficult with French cuisine..

The entrepreneur with a philanthropic heart.

Malini Saba is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Last month on 12th, she opened up about her life and the way she manages to balance between business and her family in an interview. She wakes up at 5 am to take her daughter to school and makes sure she picks her at the evening. Malini loves good food and fine wine. Malini is the chairperson and founder of the Saban Company.
In the interview, Saba says that for anyone to succeed in business; you must keep a close relationship with your workers. She always makes sure to visit any prospective site before anyone else in her company. This way Saba has always been able to assist and advise her staff. She also recounts her worst business endeavors. Once, she took a risk to invest in a corrupt country. Her firm Saban had to close mining fields to face court cases. She comes out successful. To be victorious in the entrepreneurial world; you should believe in oneself and trust your guts.
Saba was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her parents originate from Sri Lanka. Later her parents moved to Australia where she grew up. At the age of 19, she married a Stanford University student. They lived in the neighborhood of the institution next to a railway track. “The whole apartment could shake whenever the train passed,” says Saba. Her marriage to a student of Stanford helped her attend free lectures in the business and investment niche. She could also crash investment professional’s gatherings to gain more knowledge about their field of expertise. Soon, she started investing in real estate, commodities, and telecommunication sectors.
Today, she is among the world’s most successful women. Her company Saban invests in technology firms in the United States of America, owns oil and gas mines in China and also ventures in the real estate sector in both India and Australia.
She also engages in charity works. Malini founded a non-profit firm; Stree: Global Investment in Women back in 2001. The Stree: Global Investment in Women aims to change the manner in which the society perceives minimal wage infants and women and their roles in our communities. With the aid of Queen Noor and Bill Clinton; the former President of the USA, the charity organization, helps women access legal support, healthcare, and grassroots forums in Central America, Africa, India and some parts of Europe. Malini Saba donated $1 million to the 1st Health Center for South Asian people. Saba also visited Tsunami victims in India where she promised to give $10 million.

Andy Wirth Is Finding New Ways to Help People Enjoy Nature

The natural world has an undeniable appeal. Anyone who looks out their window can imagine what it’d be like to hop onto a plane and head off to some beautiful vista.

But at the same time, most people never take that step to actually do so. They know they’d have a great time on the slopes. And the chance to sample refreshing hot chocolate afterwards will always be an appealing dream. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSquawValley/posts/10152191670133708

But it takes an extra push to get people to actually head off to do so. And this is why the news of the new chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board is so important. The position is now held by Andy Wirth, and anyone familiar with his history can attest to the significance.

The position itself is focused on the idea of prompting people to actually get on a plane in order to experience all of the area’s natural wonder. They’ve noticed as much as anyone that while people want to get out to explore the world, they seldom actually take that first step. Their ultimate goal is to get as many people as possible out there and enjoying all the joys which nature has to offer.

The reason why Andy Wirth is such a great match for the job is the simple fact that he’s been doing something similar for years now. Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski. And while many people in that position might see it as just another job, to Wirth it’s more like a calling.

He’s someone who’s always loved nature. So getting a chance to help preserve and showcase a natural wonder was right up his alley. He quickly began to talk with people in the surrounding areas to create easier access between them for people.

Obviously Andy Wirth is a businessman. But he’s just as obviously looking at the bigger picture. Creating as much natural beauty as possible in an area will bring more vacationers to all of them. And it’s this ability to see the big picture which will serve him well in this new position as well. He’s someone who’s happiest when he’s enjoying nature and helping others to do so as well.

Lovaganza Could Make Commercials About Impoverished Third World Children a Thing of the Past

Lovaganza is a type of carnival and circus that focuses on the cultures of our world. It is going to be a worldwide experience that will take place from May until September 2020. In 2015, Warner Brother began work on a film that dates back to 2012, depicting the many experiences in our culture. It starts with Genevieve Gagnon and FF Gagnon entertaining former President and future First Gentleman, Bill Clinton at Michael King’s residence. In 2013, Lovaganza visited the “The Sunshine Shop” in Lancaster, CA. The Gagnons are hoping to raise money to improve the lives of children all around the world by 2050.

Lovaganza is a nonprofit organization that hopes their film productions will shed a light on the problems around the world and inspire other organizations to take action. Lovaganza has some goals set aside. These include nutritious food and clean water for children in third world nations and other impoverished areas on this planet. The organization hopes to supply abundance of clothing, decent housing, and medical care for children. Lovaganza hopes to improve the quality of education for poverty stricken children. Lovaganza is hoping to achieve this mile stone by the year 2035. The research for understanding the quality of life that children live in all over the world has just begun. The Gagnons are working on a special film to enlighten society about what is really going on in the quality of life across the entire world.

Lovaganza is expecting to join forces with all types of organizations and foundations in two years to make sure that they begin working to improve the quality of children between the ages of 0 and 15 in a 17 year project that is just the first milestone of many to come. One of the things Lovaganza hopes to achieve is a traveling library so that children in underprivileged countries can have access to books.

During this decade, the creators of Lovaganza have been all over the world including Brazil, Tahiti, Grimaud,France ,Frigiliana, Spain, in the United States in parts of California and the in the state of Utah. The Gagnons have even met with celebrities, including Julian Lennon and Princess Charlene of Monaco to help get society on board with this project.

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Securus Technologies Set to Highlight GTL Wrongdoings in a Course of Six Months

As Securus Technologies, we will release reports, articles, facts and findings that showcase all the integrity breaches and wrong doings done by Global Tel Link (GTL), an inmate communications provider. According to PR Newswire , Securus will release the reports over the course of the next six months as investigations into the communication provider continues. The investigation is being carried out by Louisiana Public Service Commission.

Richard Smith, our CEO, said that he personally loves the industry and the role that Securus plays in providing services to law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, inmates and their loved ones as well as the society at large. He added that it was very unfortunate and offending when a carrier goes beyond the integrity boundaries that are set to regulate our industry.

We will review the wrongdoings by GTL over the next six months and release the findings to the public in a campaign that seeks to shame the company and make it act with better integrity.

The First Series

Involves a review of Order No. U-20784-B, a 17-page report that contains GTL actions when the company was contracted by Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC). The Louisiana PSV found that:
GTL had programmed their telephone clocks to add between 15 to 36 seconds to each call duration.
GTL programmed all its telephones with higher call rates than those legally permitted under the PSC rate caps as well as its own tariffs.
GTL added inflated charges to all its customers after each call.
GTL also billed calls more than once.
GTL’s unlawful practices were aimed at overcharging clients.
Taxpayers were grossly overcharged to the tune of $1,243,000 million.

Securus Technologies

Securus America is located in Dallas, Texas. We serve over 3,400 agencies including public safety, correctional facilities and law enforcement. We also serve over 1.2 million inmates across the North American continent. We provide essential technological and telecommunication services including emergency response, information management, inmate video calls and self-service, biometric analysis and investigation.

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I Wish I Lived in Wengie’s World!

Wengie hosts the most popular Asian beauty show in Australia on YouTube. This comes as no surprise, as she has a bubbly, outgoing personality and is absolutely gorgeous. Her video, “Morning Routine 2016”, provides a quick look into her day.
Wengie starts her day stirring around in bed. Her cat, Mikki, jumps onto the bed and crawls beneath the covers with her to cuddle until the alarm sounds. She gets out of bed right away, not allowing herself to hit the snooze button or to clutter her mind with social media. She brushes her teeth and rinses with mouthwash. After lip moisturizer is applied, she goes to the kitchen to prepare breakfast. She chops mushrooms and tomatoes, adds some vegetable stock and seasonings, and then steams this in the microwave. Wengie then adds avocado and fresh spinach. She heads over to her favorite corner by the window, and enjoys her breakfast while looking at the beautiful view. Wengie also watches a “Ted video”, which she describes as educational and motivational. Occasionally, she will sneak a peek at comments from her fans. After breakfast it’s time to clean and make the bed.
Next, it’s time for skincare. Wengie starts with toner, followed by a moisturizer and sunscreen. Then she dots on her favorite “Bb creme”. She then uses eyebrow mascara to accentuate her lovely eyebrows. She uses a little color on eyelids and cheeks, curls her eyelashes, and applies mascara.
Afterwards, she takes down the braided pigtails in which she slept, and finger combs her hair to create a relaxed, beach look. She applies gloss or lip color to her lips.
To finish her look, Wengie puts on her “super comfy summer outfit” – her ten-year-old denim shorts, a white t-shirt, and her Nike sneakers.

 

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Professional Reputation Management for the Internet Age

Business professionals rely on their reputations to gain and keep their clients and business. In recent years, the internet has become a powerful tool for reputation management, and review sites like Yelp make it possible to grow an online reputation almost overnight. For job seekers, professional networking sites can also quickly help a person build a sound reputation. Unfortunately, the same hard earned reputation can easily be lost again just as quickly online without proper management. This costs businesses clients and money, and can cost job seekers crucial professional opportunities.

This is why many people with damaged reputations are seeking out online reputation management (ORM) services to mitigate reputation damage and build trust among customers. ORM providers recognize the value that everyday citizens place on the information found online. Rather than allowing negative information to remain unchallenged, ORM providers help professionals counter it and build a positive message instead.

Businesses and individuals alike will benefit from understanding the services provided by ORM teams and choosing the right provider for their needs. Better Reputation provides a wide suite of ORM services at competitive rates. They recognize both the value of reputation and how quickly it can be lost, and they work with professionals to build online reputations so business owners can focus on their business operations.

Better Reputation’s services are ethical and confidential and provided at competitive rates. No-obligation quotes are free, and the company prides itself on completing jobs thoroughly, at no cost to the customer if it takes longer than estimated. When recovering from a PR misstep, professionals should consider ORM services from providers who recognize the essential value of reputation.

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How Fabletics Sizes Up Against the Competition

Shoppers that like to try on their clothes before they make it to the counter will be impressed with the new Fabletics stores that are opening up. This is something that people are excited about because it gives them access to a strong athleisure competitor. Lounge wear that you can work out in has become quite impressive. This is a sure sign of the growth of the brand. It shows that there is a lot of love for the gym gear that is even getting endorsements from the celebrities that are working out.

Fabletics had become the brand to beat when it comes to athletic gear. Kate has mentioned the active wear and the swimsuits that are available. She has been able to vocalize the benefits of buying the brand because she helped design it. She also wears this clothing so she is highly aware of the comfort of the brand.

In Marie Claire there is a lot of talk about how this brand has become one of the more affordable brands on the market today. It has become a solid contender in the workout clothing industry because these clothes are linked to affordability. Hudson has stated that athleisure could become high fashion, but it would cost too much. Right now there are quite a few people that are comfortable with the level of affordablity that is available with the clothes that are made by Fabletics right now. Full ainterview at http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/news/a19566/kate-hudson-fabletics-interview/

This brand that Fabletics evolved into in one that is bound to catch the attention of a multitude of people because it offers both comfort and affordability. These clothes are also sexy, but the garments are also considered sturdy. That is rare because the clothing industry is filled with workout gear that is focused on high performance. Kate Hudson has been the one that has added a high level of femininity to workout gear without losing the high performance element.

Fabletics has been able to build a strong presence in the industry because the brand has surfaced during a time where the nation is faced with obesity. Women are looking for workout clothing, and they have become acquainted with the variety that Fabletics offers. The yoga pants are diverse. The active wear is stylish. Women like the fact that they can run errands and workout in the same clothing. The fact that people can workout without a lot of extra baggage makes the Fabletics clothing quite appealing.

The clothing industry is changing in a lot of ways, and Fabletics is one of the pioneers for the athleisure clothing. Billions of dollars will be spent on this type of clothing, and Fabletics is going to get a significant portion of this consumer money.
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Securus Technologies Moving Forward With Inmate Communication

Securus Technologies is one of the leading American prison technologies companies out there. I have been following them on PR Newswire. I know that they were very active in increasing security and have developed things, like a big data and algorithm system that can help the inmate security officers ensure that inmates were not using communication services to say or plan something incriminating.
But Securus Technologies is also one of the only companies that has been attempting to expand and improve the communication platform available to inmates and their families. I have seen them grow from regular phone calls to embracing some of the new technologies available to us today. This includes video visitation, which is going to revolutionize the way that inmates stay connected to their families. The reason that Securus has been active in this front is they believe that inmates rehabilitate better when they feel connected to those that they love.

What Securus also understands is that many families have a lot to do. Most of them do not have the time to make that big drive to visit their loved ones. Some families cannot even afford too many visits, which makes it easier for inmates to feel despair and loneliness. This is something that Securus wanted to help stop, and they have taken a large leap forward by introducing video calling services as an app. Yes, the app is available to both iPhone users as well as android users. The app can be downloaded to any smart device such as a smartphone, tablet, or may be even a video console. The technology is very simple and payment can be done over the internet, too.

One of the best things about this announcement according to Crunchbase experts is that the payment is going to be relatively low when compared to other communication choices. Another great thing is that it allows the inmate and their loved ones to talk from anywhere. The family member does not have to leave his or her home to visit the inmate. Of course, this technology is just in addition to some of the other things offered by Securus. This includes emails and voice mails that can be heard afterwards. Emails can include videos of a loved one or an inmate as well. It is clear to see that communication between inmates and loved ones is improving, and we can all thank Securus Technologies; they are improving technology.

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Stephen Murray, Gone Too Soon

Stephen P. Murray was the CEO of CCMP Capital from 2007 until 2015. He was one of the co-founders of CCMP Capital. CCMP Capital is a private equity investment firm that focuses on buyouts. Some of its investments include 1-800-FlOWERS and Guitar Center, Inc. Stephen Murray was a dedicated CEO of CCMP Capital. He passed away in 2015.

Stephan Murray was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1962. He attended Sleepy Hollow High School in North Tarrytown, NY. Murray went to undergraduate at Boston College, where he got his bachelor’s in economics and graduated in 1984. Soon after graduating, Murray became a credit analyst trainer for Manufacturers Hanover Corporation.

In 1989, he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia Business School. Throughout his early career, Murray focused his attention on buyout companies. In 2005, Murray became part of the buyout company owned by JP Morgan. In 2006, Murray co-founded CCMP as part of a group of JP Morgan Chase, after a scandalous buyout by the company’s in-house firm.

Murray was named CEO of CCMP Capital in 2007. Murray was excellent as CEO, helping the company raise 3.6 billion dollars in 2014 alone. CCMP, under Murray, typically spent anywhere from 100 to 500 million dollars per transaction. Murray was interested in private equity investments.  Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://rcactrack.com/2016/01/01/ccmp-capital-resumes-business-after-death-of-stephen-murray/ and http://nypost.com/2015/03/13/ccmps-murray-dead-at-52/

Stephen Murray also was a generous philanthropist. He supported many foundations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, as well as the Stamford Museum in Stamford, Connecticut, where he lived with his wife and four children. Murray was also on the board of trustees for Boston College and a member of the chairman’s council for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Metro New York.

In February of 2015, Murray left his position at CCMP due to a health related reason. On March 12, 2015, Stephen Murray succumbed to his illness. He was 52.

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