Brazil has been going through a serious drought. Southeastern Brazil has taking the biggest hit with San Paolo’s primary water source being reduced tremendously. As of August the water reservoir was measured as being under 17 percent below capacity.
As tensions continue to rise in the middle east thousands are left homeless. Syria has been at war with terrorists since early spring 2011 and the death toll continues to rise to this day. Now that Russia is in Syria ISIS is moving all around the country. Many different terrorist groups have formed on Syrian soil. ISIS continues to slaughter women, children and men without reason. The sinister acts of ISIS has instilled fear into the Syrian population and caused many to flee the country for their lives.
Forbes recently came out with their list of the fifty richest Africans for the year 2015, and this year, South Africa took the title for most citizen on the list with 16. They also have six of the continent’s 23 billionaires. They overtook Nigeria, who ranked number one last year, but came in second this year. This type of ranking growth comes counter-intuitive to the recent fallback in the wealth of many of the nation’s wealthiest. The hardest hit amongst the South African fat cat was Patrice Motsepe, CEO of Africa Rainbow Minerals, who saw his personal net worth drop by a whole billion dollars. However, two major businessmen helped South Africa to take over the top spot: Jannie Mouton, CEO of PSG Group, and Christoffel Wiese, a retail tycoon. Mouton’s company’s stock went up 135% in the last twelve months. This allowed him to see his personal wealth double to just a shade under a solid billion at $970 million. However, Wiese, who is valued at $6.5 billion, is up $1.1 billion from the year before. Nicky Oppenheimer, the former chairman of DeBeers, is the richest man in the country and the second richest on the continent, valued at 6.6, though that is made up almost entirely of the money, $5.1 billion, he got from the sale of his 40% stake in DeBeers. The country also benefitted from the drop in oil prices in the past year. Nigeria is a major oil nation, and many of its wealthiest citizens rose up based on that oil, and saw a hit in the last year due to the drop.
Network marketing also called multilevel marketing (MLM), person-to-person marketing, and one-on-one marketing, is a form of direct selling. Some examples are Avon, Tupperware, Mary Kay, and Fuller Brush. These are just some of the network marketing companies that have been around for a while. New network marketing big shots have emerged recently, including Nikken, Herbalife, NuSkin, and Prime America. The power of network marketing springs from the fact that most people seek advice about products, services, and even business opportunities from their friends and relatives. More so over a random but educated entrepreneur. Today, network marketing is dominated by about fifty percent more of females than males. I know in some point of your life you’ve been pitched a MLM, direct selling, or network marketing business opportunity. It basically promises a chance to get rid of your 9-5 work schedule, be your own boss, and make lots of money while making new friends in the process. Nowadays more and more people are coming to terms with the fact that they probably aren’t going to be able to save enough money to just sit around their house from age 62 to 100. Many individuals are worn out from years of the corporate grind and don’t feel the connection between their job and the people. For the vast majority of networkers, it is a second job, with the hope of a $500 or more per month in auxiliary income. Distributors can also make money by building their own sales organizations and receiving commissions or bonuses on the sales generated by the distributors in the organization. These types of programs also offer very low barriers into entrepreneurship, often providing training, support, and generous encouragement along the way. This helps everyone find ways to turn a passion, hobby, or personal desire into extra money in their pocket. Network marketing is known to be revolutionary and isn’t going anywhere but up.
Stephen Ross is the co-founder of venture capital firm RSE Ventures and majority Miami Dolphins owner. Stephen Ross is also the first big backer to invest in the first round of funding for the Drone Racing League, bringing live drone racing to Miami after a $1 million investment.
Why is this country bent on separation? A lot has been discussed ever since the Paris attacks. One of the current hot topics that is causing a stir are refugees. Leave it to Donald Trump to say, well, everything wrong to say. Not only did Trump say that the victims should have had guns (which should be several red flags for the people of the United States who even jokingly considered Trump as a fit president (obviously the ones who seriously do are far beyond help)), but Trump gave his unwanted two cents toward Syrian refugees. In an interview, the republican stated that it was “time to start surveillance of mosques…the U.S. should shut some down if they have radical leaders”. Trump judging what makes a radical leader is not something anyone should want. He also absurdly suggested that Syrian refugees, who already have to go through a grueling process, be marked with symbols to establish who they are. Sounds eerily familiar to the sentiments of Adolf Hitler, no?
McDonald’s will be ending their iconic Dollar Menu deals. This change will now introduce a two for two dollars deal, where customers can get previous dollar menu items in pears of two for two dollars. Personally I think it makes perfect sense. From a business standpoint, this is the best way to get customers to buy more for what seems, and really is, a good deal. This also makes McDonald’s look like they are giving great bargains. Without the Dollar Menu, those items that were on that menu will have higher prices if customers do not use the two for two deal. With the Dollar Menu, customers are inclined to buy one item for a very cheap price. What I wonder is what precedent will McDonald’s be setting for other fast food companies? If this concept of two for two dollars becomes a money saver, how many other companies will end their version of a dollar menu? “These new McPick 2 offers are just the start and are part of a broader value platform grounded in what our customers are looking for—choice and flexibility,” McDonald’s spokesperson Lisa McComb said. For the most part it seems that people are pretty upset about this change. The Dollar Menu thrived off of simplicity. Customers do not want to think any more then they need to. In the end I think people will still flock to McDonald’s like they always have, no matter how the menu items are arranged and no matter what deals are changed.
“More than ever before, our lives are made up of moments shared in tidy little snippets posted poetically on social media sites.
Sure, that’s life, but it’s not real life.”
I don’t necessarily disagree with the above statement pulled from Sioeye’s website. When filming things with the GoPro or any of the other action-cam style video recorders that are on the market today, there’s always that need to upload it after the fact. But with the new Kickstarter project Sioeye (pronounced “sigh-o-eye”), your friends can watch you fall all over the place, all while you’re still screaming for help on the side of a mountain. If you do happen to get back in one piece, the camera still has it’s own 1gb onboard memory, as well as expandable memory, all able to upload at 1080p.
And what happens if you die? Well don’t fear, medics will find your body before the bears do, because this new action-cam comes with a built in GPS, barometer, and altimeter. Now that’s a company that’s looking out for you. And their hot new online-streaming action sports site…
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was sentenced Sunday afternoon to an unspecified prison term following his imprisonment last year and his conviction last month on a variety of charges that included espionage. A spokesman for Iran’s judiciary announced the punishment on an Iranian TV station’s website. “In brief, it is a prison sentence,” he said. The verdict is “not finalized,” referring to the 20 days Rezaian has to appeal his case.
On Thursday November 18th, 2015, former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton spoke on her ideas as to what she thinks is the right thing to do to defeat ISIS. Earlier this week it was reported that Paris had been attacked by ISIS and throughout the days following the attacks, there had been speculation about attacks being made on American soil as well. Mrs. Clinton now thinks that it is necessary to send American troops out sooner than expected to deal with the current ISIS crisis which goes beyond what President Obama had stated. Hillary Clinton wants to intensify and broaden efforts by having a more effective coalition campaign controlling territory in Iraq and Syria and removing that control from ISIS. She proposes that it is necessary for there to be “more allied planes, more strikes and a broader target set” to help “defeat and destroy” ISIS.