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The Great Martin Badiali

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     Martin Badiali is significant epithet whenever the field of mineralogy and petrology is revisited. Badiali is a geologist by profession and training. He has been a globetrotter having traversed all over the world in a quest for minerals and precious stones, oils and gas. Mr. Badiali attained his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University which lasted from 1986 to 1991. Badiali later pursued his Master’s degree from 1997 to 1999 at the Florida Atlantic University. He resides in Fernandina Beach in the state of Florida. He used to teach tutor at the University of North Carolina. Badiali has visited numerous countries in the quest for information on the precious metals and stones. Martin went to Turkey, Papua and New Guinea, Hong Kong, Iraq, Haiti and Singapore among other countries. He was armed with the sole purpose of getting to the bottom of the paradigm shift in the markets of the minerals and precious metals that acted as pivotal and key drivers of progress in the economies of various countries in the world.

Martin Badiali is a rich depository and repository of the relevant and vital information on the available resources in the crust. Badiali is chief, reliable consultant in matters energy and minerals since he has monumental experience that spans so many years that he has spent in the field of mineralogy and petrology. He has authored myriad materials pertaining mineral prospecting and extraction in the entire world. The information suffices in zillion ways especially to the respective countries that produce a given mineral resource and those that wish to venture into the business. Badiali served as an editor at the Stansberry Research Resource Report which was previously known as the Oil Report because it mainly focused on the prospects that related to oil as a natural resource.

Martin Badiali was hired afterward by the Banyan Hill Publishing which is an independent publishing company that authored different editorial material for the public consumption. Badialfi joined the Banyan team since the company worked extremely hard to ensure that the different prospective investors to access relevant information that could enable them makes rational decisions whenever they wanted to venture into the business in minerals. Badiali was incorporated into the Banyan fraternity as the Natural Resource Expert who was charged with the responsibility to deliver profit prospects to its subscribers. Badiali gave recommendations on what was the best precious stone or mineral to invest in.

AIA Influences the Design of Our Buildings and Public Spaces

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     The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for licensed architects. Today, its CEO is Robert Ivy, who took the reins in 2011. AIA is a group association that offers its members and associates education, pursues government advocacy for issues affecting architecture and community redevelopment, as well as outreach to reinforce the efforts of the architecture profession and promote a positive public image.

The AIA membership has risen to 90,000 members in 260 chapters worldwide since its founding in New York in 1857 by thirteen architects. Today it’s headquartered in Washington, D.C. Its CEO, Robert Ivy is a resident there also. He began his journey to leadership at AIA as a student of architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he obtained a master’s degree. From there he worked his way up from editorial director to V.P. at McGraw-Hill Construction and then he obtained the title of Editor-In-Chief of the Architectural Record where he worked from 1996-2010.

AIA is still focused on furthering the sphere of good architectural design. By encouraging the architectural student’s education and licensing, AIA strives to raise the public view of the field. One of the public works that AIA has commented on is Trump’s proposed border wall that was once thought to be paid for by Mexico. We now know that is now slated to cost American tax payers $15-$25 billion. The Times asked for 13 architects and urban planners to submit proposals for this wall. While architects in general question the necessity and the feasibility of creating an aesthetically pleasing border wall, some licensed architects are submitting proposals.

Another architectural group, the Third Mind Foundation sponsored a border wall design contest last year. The grand prize winners were two teams who tied for first place. Both teams were multi-national. The contest spurred a discussion about whether the then presidential candidate Donald Trump was being supported or if the validity of the wall was simply being explored. It made people discuss if the wall made sense and if other alternatives should be sought.

This is the kind of discussion AIA and other architectural foundations hope to stir in our society. The public is becoming more and more aware of how design affects our society because of AIA and its architectural membership. As Robert Ivy leads AIA, the focus will remain on further educating society about the positive benefits of well designed buildings and public spaces.

Dallas Businessman Jim Dondero Is Proud Of Highland Capital Management’s Philanthropic Track Record

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Jim Dondero is one of those Dallas businessmen that thinks about his community first. Jim and partner Mark Okada are Dallas transplants, but that doesn’t matter. Both men are proud to be part of one of the most progressive business cities in the United States. Okada and Dondero started Highland Capital Management in 1993 because it was the right thing to do, according to Dondero, a University of Virginia graduate and well-known risk asset manager. Mr. Dondero’s work ethic and his ability to identify emerging market assets is one of the reasons Highland Capital Management has more than $16 billion in assets under management. The company has offices in Singapore, Seoul, New York, and Sao Paulo, so Dondero is on airplanes and he’s sleeping in hotels more than other executives. But in order to find assets that fit into the Highland Capital business model, Dondero has to be mobile and acutely aware of what’s happening in the investment market.

But Mr. Dondero is more than a CEO that focuses on the bottom line and nothing else. Jim is a philanthropist who spends his time and money supporting local Dallas non-profits. Thanks to his participation and his partnership with the Dallas Foundation, Jim and his team are giving the non-profit sector a shot in the arm with a $3 million charitable giving fund. And Highland Capital associates are spending their own time and money helping local organizations, help others.

Some of the organizations that benefit from Highland’s partnership with the Dallas Foundation are the Dallas Zoo, The George W. Bush Library, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the Family Place. The Family Place gives shelter to families that need it. In order to keep Highland Capital’s charitable involvement progressive and timely, Dondero and the Dallas Foundation asked Linda Owen, the former CEO and president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, to be the Highland Capital’s charitable giving manager. Owen brings a wealth of non-profit experience to Highland Capital’s charitable-giving platform. The results of her work are obvious, according to Jim Dondero. A good example is her success with the Family Place.

Paul Mampilly Highlights The Fields Where People Should Invest Their Money

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     Paul Mampilly has created a name for himself as one of the most respected traders globally. The quality of his services has earned him thousands of followers. Paul manages multi-million dollar trading accounts. Mampilly is an investor and a former hedge fund manager. He is also a winner of the prestigious Templeton Foundation investment competition.

Recently, Mampilly released a list of the stock segments for investors and traders. One of the segments is the food delivery industry. As millenials secure different job opportunities, their spending power is expected to rise and surpass that of the generations before them. However, this generation has different needs and preferences. First, many millenials do not have good cooking skills. This means that they can only enjoy delicious meals from food delivery companies. Secondly, they have embraced technology. The millenials are always trying to test new technologies and services. They have particularly become fond of food delivery services, thus leaving them with adequate time to maximize on their careers, studies, and hobbies. This way, food delivery firms are enjoying booming business.

Precision medicine is the second promising market segment. With technological advances, this field has managed to unsettle the traditional medicine approach that relied on creation of standardized therapies to treat all patients. This new branch of medicine will focus on developing tailor-made therapies. Shares prices of companies engaged in precision medicine is expected to increase, as more people embrace the technology. Individuals who invest in the segment are expected to make multiple returns as the sector continues to grow and dominates the industry.

The last segment is the electric car industry. Paul Mampilly has carefully researched more about the field. He is confident that the sector will be successful in the near future. Paul notes that the number of people who opt for electric cars due to the extra features and benefits that they provide will increase going forward. Technology has also allowed for the improvement of these vehicles in terms of mileage per charge to levels that were never imagined before. He notes that Tesla will be one of the players in the industry, as confirmed by its recent release of Tesla 3.

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Philadelphia Alleges Wells Fargo Redlining

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     The City of Philadelphia has recently challenged Wells Fargo & Co. in a lawsuit that alleges the bank took part in illegal predatory lending practices which violate the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Filed in U.S. District Court on May 15, it is yet another lawsuit filed against the bank after scandals last year of the banks opening fraudulent accounts in the names of customers.

The San Fransisco based bank, which denies the charges, is alleged by the city to have directed black and Hispanic borrowers into risky mortgages with high interest, though many were eligible for lower interest, low-risk mortgages. Looking at data from a ten year period, the city concluded that black borrowers were twice as likely to receive high risk loans than white borrowers. Hispanic borrowers were 1.7 times more likely to receive the high risk mortgages as their white counterparts. All the subjects studied had FICO scores of 660 or higher.

Philadelphia also alleges that this caused a sort of chain reaction of misery, damaging vulnerable neighborhoods because the high risk loans in question could not be refinanced in the market crash of 2008. This led to a snowball effect where homes in minority neighborhoods were 4.7 times more likely to be foreclosed on than homes in white neighborhoods. The practice of denying favorable loans to individuals based on their location is called “redlining”, where banks draw red lines around areas they deem automatically high risk, an illegal act.

Philadelphia has a particular interest in the case because of its high minority population. The fifth largest city in the United States, some 43 percent of its inhabitants are black, and a further 12 percent are Hispanic. Well Fargo has denied the charges, but as of yet has not

The information here is courtest of Karl Heideck, a lawyer practicing around the Philadelphia area. Graduating with honors from the Temple University Beasley School of Law with a Juris Doctor, Karl has been practicing law for the past decade. His expertise lies in corporate law, commercial litigation, intellectual property law, compliance and risk management, and employment law.

Now a contributor on Philly Purge, Karl writes about various legal issues and offering his insight into modern legal issues that are of interest to residents in the Philadelphia area. Karl has spent much of his career dealing with legal fallout relating to th 2008 mortgage crisis.


Cancer Treatment Centers of America Rejuvenates its Campaign for Cancer Screening

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The National Football League Alumni Association (NFLA), Lab Corp and Cancer Treatment Center of America have teamed up to create awareness of prostate cancer and the merits of early screening. This is the most common cancer when it comes to men. Hence these groups are increasing access to screenings. As from September 1st to October 15th, the first 2,000 people who are forty years and above will stand a chance to receive a Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) for free from LabCorp in its various locations across the U.S.A. After the 2,000 slots are over, eligible men can book for a screening at a discounted price of $25.

One in each seven men is probably diagnosed with prostate cancer; the American Cancer Society predicts that a number in the range of 161,360 new cases of cancer diagnosis in 2017. Experts recommend that men at the age of 40 years and above to get screened. They, however, say that risks of being infected lies from your race, and family history, with Americans of African descent having higher chances of developing prostate cancer.

The Prostrate Pep Talk campaign will also include announcements featuring former NFL coaches Dick Vermeil, Bill Cowher and Herm Edwards who will create awareness of this type of cancer and challenge men to get screened for the disease. September is the Prostrate Awareness Month, and the public service announcements will air nationally throughout the month. 

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is the national network of five hospitals that serves people with cancer across the United States. Cancer Treatment Centers of America uses an integrated process approach to treatment like chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and surgery, in cancer treatment, while also offering well-performed therapies to control side effects like fatigue, pain, nausea, malnutrition, anxiety, and depression.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America originally had its headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. The corporate office was however moved to Boca Raton, Florida and changed its name to Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. Cancer Treatment Centers of America has five hospitals across the USA, located in its major metropolitan areas.

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Paul Mampilly Career On The Stock Market Is Helping Main Street Americans Get Rich

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     Paul Mampilly knows how to pick a winning stock. It’s not just luck though, he has a portfolio that any financial expert would envy. It all started when he was a child. His parents struggled to make end meet until his father found a job in another city. Not only was he able to provide for them, but he put his children through college, something that Paul is forever grateful for. He certainly did not waste his father’s hard earned money and has made a career for himself as a financial guru.

Paul received a proper education at Montclair State University. He got a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting in 1991. He then received his Master of Business Administration at Fordham Graduate School of Business in 1997, not a small feat in any matter. With his new look on life he started his career at Bankers Trust as an assistant portfolio manager. From there he continued to learn and worked for legal firms such as ING and Deutsche Bank. He managed multi-million dollar accounts. In 2006 Kinetics Asset Management hired Paul Mampilly on to manage their $6 billion dollar hedge fund. With his expertise it grew from 6 to 25 billion dollars and was called the world’s best hedge fund by Barron’s. Paul received the prestigious Templeton Foundation investment competition from his work at Kinetics Asset Management.

The financial guru was getting tired working on Wall Street making the richest people even richer, so he changed his plans. After 20 years in the field, he decided to help Main Street Americans improve their quality of their lives and get wealthy investing in technology, small-cap stocks, growth investing, and special opportunities. He does this through the newsletter he founded call Profits Unlimited. He also created Extreme Fortunes and True Momentum. Paul joined Banyan Hill Publishing to manufacture his newsletters. He also founded Capuchin Consulting in Durham, North Carolina to help professional investors get unique money investment ideas from the guru himself. Paul currently resides in North Carolina with his family. He loves to read in his spare time and has over a thousand book collection.

Salvi Ragael Folch Viadero Involvement in Media Industry

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     Mexico is ranked sixth in the International Trade Administration (ITA) list of the top media and entertainment market. This is majorly due to its proximity to the more developed United States. Mexico has improved on its performance in the entertainment world through the introduction telenovela, which has significantly drawn huge interest in the recent years. Additionally, there has been growth of opportunities for the American producers seeking Spanish language content that is tailored in the cultural preferences of the demanding telenovela marketplace. Further, since music is already vibrant in Latin America, the marketplace has received massive response from its fans in the U.S.

Through partnership with major organizations such as Reed, which has a vast experience in media and entertainment, Mexican entertainers have been able to expand their international boundaries in the field of media and entertainment. Statistics reveals that Mexican film and television market is anticipated to grow to $2.1 billion. Due to the 2018 bill, which allow greater competition of the film industry, media companies have been reported to gradually increase. Mexico is said to have the second largest music and film market after their neighboring Brazil. Furthermore, its growth is expected to rise by the year 2018 due to the addition of film industries such as Televisa, S.A. led by Salvi Ragael Folch.

About Salvi Ragael Folch Viadero

Salvi Rafael is the Chief Financial officer of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (Televisa). Previously, Salvi was the vice president of financial planning of the company and served as the director general of commerce finance as well as the vice president of the national banking. Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has over twenty-five years of experience in the media industry. In his duration at the media industry Salvi has dramatically boosted the company’s growth to great heights.

Over the years, Rafael has established himself in the media industry, which led him to becoming a prominent media personality and a public figure that is highly respected. In addition, Rafael has ventured in other fields such as membership of the Mexder board. Further, he has aggressive plans for the company whereby he aims at expanding his services to other countries.

The Story of Alexandre Gama; the Successful Brazilian Advertising Entrepreneur

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     Alexandre Gama was born on 1st June 1958. The Brazilian entrepreneur is the founder and chief executive officer of Neogama Agency. This is one of the leading agencies in Brazil today and it was one of the first companies to head global network communication.He began his advertising career in 1982 at Standart Ogilvy. He also worked as a copywriter at DM9 for four years and received several awards as one of the best writers.

Alexandre Gama founded Neogama in 1996 and joined the Board of the Brazilian Association of Advertising. He has also participated in the International Film Jury for D & AD in 2004, where he had an opportunity of being the first Latin American to get recognition for advertising professionals.

Alexandre Gama also founded VIOLAB, a project that supports instrumental music with a studio and a YouTube channel and has also partnered with Briggs Automotive Company. The successful entrepreneur has won several awards over the years totaling to twenty six Lions. He had an opportunity to present his work at the Brazilian Art Museum. He was invited to play the role of a publicist at the Global Creative Board to analyze strategies and come up with new business possibilities alongside other respected world leaders.

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega at the Helm of Televisa’s Success

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     Mexico’s media industry is one of the best in the world, thanks to the contributions of media personalities such as Alfonso and media conglomerate such as Grupo Televisa. For those who do not know Grupo Televisa, a brief introduction will not do the media conglomerate justice, but it will be a good shot at it. Grupo is an international media company with its presence in 50 countries. Currently, the company is involved in creation, ownership, and distribution of media content through the cable channel. The company is currently leading in the number direct-to-home satellite subscription in Mexico and the neighboring Spanish speaking countries.

Grupo Televisa’s success is a combined effort of numerous individuals. One person who has been in all these successes and continues to lead the company to more success is Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega, the group’s current Executive vice president.


About Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega has been with the company since 1997 where he joined as a board member. Mr. Alfonso has however worked himself up the ladder to the position that he enjoys now. Careerwise Alfonso has worked as a chief financial officer in Grupo Televisa from 1999 to 2003. During this period, Alfonso was considered the genius when it came to maters finance, and he helped the company make a lot of profitable financial gains from its interaction. Alfonso also worked at White & Case LLP where he was a founding partner in Mijafres.

Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is a qualified lawyer from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) where he attained his law degree. In addition to excelling in business, Alfonso enjoys philanthropic activities. He chairs a number of board of trustees that includes the American School Foundation, Kardias A.C, and a member to Fundación Mexicana para la Salud A.C to name but a few.