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Sahm Adrangi Targets Ad Fraud

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Sahm Adrangi made a name for himself as a short selling activist by exposing Chinese companies suspected of fraudulent practices, contributing to a decrease of the market value of those firms by $10 to $20 billion. The success of these short selling campaigns increased the capital under management of Kerrisdale Capital, founded by Adrangi, from $1 million to approximately $180 million. Adrangi has continued to operate primarily as a short selling activist, periodically releasing reports detailing his reasoning as to why a specific company may be overvalued, or how a particular industry may be operating under false pretenses.

At the Kase Learning conference on short selling, Sahm Adrangi discussed new potential targets for such practices: ad exchange intermediaries. As Adrangi explained during his presentation, ad exchange intermediaries occupy the role of matchmaker, satisfying companies’ desires to advertise with websites meeting certain thresholds regarding number of views and clicks. The companies purchasing ad space operate under the assumption that real live humans are behind those clicks and views, but Sahm Adrangi posits that these statistics are subject to inaccuracies, as the interactions on these websites may actually be performed by bots and other computers. Instances in which a bot or other computer is generating view and click figures used to sell ad space are viewed as ad fraud, since the company purchasing the ad isn’t receiving the service it purchased.

 

From Sahm Adrangi’s perspective, ad exchange intermediaries selling ad space at prices based on unreliable readership and engagement data leave themselves exposed to potential adverse stock price reactions as a result of selling misleading ad services. Further investigation into the practices of ad exchange companies may reveal that revenue has been collected on false data, creating a situation in which shareholder value may decrease dramatically. Adrangi’s ability to draw attention to companies operating under deceptive practices has deeply affected industries before, and he seems poised to continue building his legacy as a successful short selling activist.

 

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See Why Ryan Seacrest Is a Man Full of Life and Compassion

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Ryan Seacrest is one of the most adored radio personalities globally. He has managed to grow his name into a brand. Many people might think of him as a complicated guy, but he assures everybody that he isn’t so complicated. He kicks off his day with a shower after which he normally shaves and applies moisturizer. Being newly settled in New York means he has to check the weather forecast for the day. He does this before wearing a T-shirt, a zip-up hoodie, sweats, and his Uggs. His next move normally involves having his favorite tea and coffee.

Ryan encourages people to respond more with “yes” or “got it” for a more successful experience. He also advises on keeping your phone on lock and away during a trip. A while back, Dick Clarke gave Ryan Seacrest some great advice on how to approach work. This was back when Dick was still alive, and Ryan worked with him. Dick advised that when one made the job look simple, then he was doing well in it. Ryan (@ryanseacrest) is involved in a lot of shows that air on both TV and Radio.

Some of these shows include “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” which is a nationally recognized show. Another show that features on ABC in the morning is “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” He has also had the opportunity to host “American Idol” which is a singing competition. Ryan has committed himself to be a fervent producer in a show, which began airing a new season on “ABC” in March 2018. He knows that whatever a person does avidly pays a lot. Ryan also owns a clothing line by the name of “Distinction” which is currently sold by “Macy’s.”

According to Tmz.com, Ryan Seacrest has also partnered with Dr. Harold Lancer in producing a line of skincare products for men. Dr. Lancer is a renowned dermatologist. Ryan also believes in making the world a better place. This triggered him to come up with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which he chairs. The foundation has managed to open up “Ryan Studios” which is currently set up in different cities and pediatric centers in the country. This is a true gesture of giving back to the community. Ryan believes this foundation is crucial for a better and healthier humanity. Learn about Ryan’s favorite email reply in this businessinsider.com article.

Barclays Appointed Mike Bagguley as the COO in 2016

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The appointment of Mike Bagguley in 2016 as part of the Barclay executives’ team was the right move towards improving Barclays PLC. Bagguley was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer to ensure that the company is back to its former glory. Earlier on before the appointment, Mike Bagguley served as Barclays’ investment bank COO, and also head of the macro markets unit. Bagguley now reports directly to the chief executive officer of the bank.

During his time as the head of the macro products, Mike oversaw the reshaping of the interest rates, commodity products, and the foreign exchange. This was all happening when the general industry was experiencing low revenues, but he imposed stringent regulations that enabled the bank to see profitability.  Barclays, which is based in London, has worked in the past to slim down their investments and improve the profitability.

Despite a financial year that was seen as the lowest in the whole banking industry, the macro product department that Mike Bagguley headed was able to realize profits. Barclay joined several banks who were in the process of cutting down their activities to focus on other trading areas less hit by hard regulations like advisory and equities.  The macro business desk was left in the hands of Rob Bogucki and Nat Tyce who were the co-heads of the macro trading together with the head of the macro distribution Kashif Zafar. The trio is jointly in charge of the macro products businesses.

Mike Bagguley joined Barclays in 2001 where he served at the fixed income desk in London. Bagguley has also held other senior roles with the company in Tokyo, Johannesburg and its New York Branches. According to Crunchbase, Bagguley has a B.S in mathematics degree from the University of Warwick.

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Anil Chaturvedi, Bringing the World Together Through Banking

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Originally from India, Anil Chaturvedi began his career at the State Bank of India after receiving his MBA at Delhi University. He then moved to New York City to pursue an opportunity at that branch of the State Bank of India. During that time, he was able to increase their revenue by 500 million in four years. This got him noticed, earning him the title Man of the Year at the State Bank of India.

 

Anil Chaturvedi eventually ended up joining Merrill Lynch, where he was able to bring in business from Indians living abroad. He worked there for 17 years, earning much respect from the elite in the global banking industry. He worked as a private banker in charge of wealthy clients from throughout the United States, India, Asia and Europe. As one of the top financial advisors working there, he became a member of the exclusive Circle of Champions.

 

Eventually, Anil moved on to work as the managing director at Hinduja Bank in Geneva, Switzerland where he worked with businesses. With his global knowledge of the banking systems, he was able to facilitate mergers and acquisitions, capitol loans and funding for new businesses. He brought together investors and companies from across the world to work together in a profitable environment. Anil was also able to provide investments in tech startups in India. Even after so many years in the business, he was always keeping an eye on new companies, strategies and partnerships.

 

Along with his wife Kiran, he started an organization called Kiran and Anil Chaturvedi Foundation, Inc. This venture donates funding to several international charities as well as inspiring the public to get involved in volunteering for various charitable causes.

 

Even with over 40 years in the global banking industry, Anil Chaturvedi is still working and learning and innovating partnerships on a global scale. With all of the intricacies of banking rules and protocols throughout the many countries, he is a man who can be trusted to follow through and do things properly.

 

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Lacey and Larkin speak about the crimes committed by Joe Arpaio

Monday, June 25th, 2018

After the pardon of the former sheriff of Maricopa County Joe Arpaio by President Trump, many human rights activists were disappointed by the decision. Arpaio was a rogue officer who spent years in office executing plans of stopping illegal immigration in his country through illegal means. In implementing his plans. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

He tortured hundreds of people who were innocent. Some of the people who were arrested and held in his private concentration camps lost their lives due to lack of medical care, beating, and strangulation. The highest casualty of the activities of Arpaio were women and children. Arpaio together with his officers carried out their role with no regard for the rule of law. All he cared for was that immigrants had no space to live in the country freely.

Maricopa County is located in Arizona. Arizona is at the border of the United States and Mexico. Due to this proximity and the number of opportunities in the United States being higher than in Mexico. A high number of people move to the United States in search of better means of livelihood.

Maricopa County is one of the counties which have the highest number of Latino immigrants. With the high number of immigrants came protestation from the natives who saw the problems they face as being caused by the high number of immigrants in the county.

What followed is the purge led by Joe Arpaio. Every illegal immigrant in the county was treated like a criminal. In fact, Joe Arpaio used the fight against illegal immigrants as a route to entrench activities that are tantamount to the human and civil rights violation. No immigrant was given a fair hearing. Everything that was happening was done in the manner he wanted.

He would order all immigrants to be placed in concentration camps awaiting deportation. The activities of the sheriff were illegal and against the constitution of the land. According to the law, human rights are universal. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

That means, even though you are not a citizen of the United States, you should never be treated in an inhumane way. This is where Joe Arpaio and his team erred, they took the matter personally and did what they wanted.

Joe Arpaio was a rogue officer who even went to the extent of harming anyone who attempted to stand in his way. When two journalists from Arizona started publishing information on the illegalities he was committing as a sheriff, he responded by intimidating them. First, they were denied access to county documents and then later arrested like thieves in the middle of the night.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were the founders of the Phoenix New Times, a paper that highlighted all the crimes he was committing while he was the sheriff. They publicized his stories so much that the issue became known countrywide.

When Arpaio ordered for the arrest of Lacey and Larkin, there was a barrage of condemnation on the step taken. The move was seen a clear violation of the First Amendment and the freedom of expression.

Ryan “One of a Kind” Seacrest is Phenomenon

Monday, June 18th, 2018

During an era when political and social rights were beginning to expand, a multi-media phenom was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Ryan Seacrest, better known for his hosting of American Idol, was that phenom and his resume’ consists of being a television host, producer, and radio personality. While residing in Atlanta, Mr. Seacrest attended the University of Georgia; where he landed his first on air gig as he interned at a local radio station. Ryan Seacrest never looked back after his internship as he went on to master his radio personality. This mastering resulted in him moving to Los Angeles where he became a known radio personality. Ryan Seacrest for the Ride Home was the name of his broadcast and it lasted over ten years.

Ryan Seacrest, the TV and radio show host, might have started out in Atanta, Georgia, but after a couple of moves he ended up in New York where he hosts “Live” with Kelly Ripa. On top of hosting “Live” with Kelly Ripa, he also hosts a worldwide, conglomerate radio show, a television shown, and partakes in television production for series such as the popular ““Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. If Mr. Seacrest is not busy being in the eyes of the media, he is making sure his clothing line and skin care businesses are fully functioning.

Ryan Seacrest, the creator of the fashion line Distinction, might seem like a big superstar but once you get to know him you see he is your ordinary guy. He has a routine he does daily which starts at 6:00 am. He has certain outfits that he wears during the week and after he gets dress he goes to work, but during his work day he usually finds time to go to the gym and workout. There is also a certain consumption of news by Ryan in the morning before his 7 minute commute to the office. Mr. Seacrest understands that routine is the key so as long as he keeps it up he will be ahead and not behind.

Even though Ryan Seacrest has a busy life, he has not forgotten about the community. Mr. Seacrest has a foundation that is dedicated to helping youth through educational and media driven devices. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) goes throughout the nation to hospitals that are in need of avenues that can take the patients minds away from whatever is going on so they can enjoy life a little and be encouraged. Ryan seems to be the exact start he portrays to be in the media.

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Jeunesse Global Product Best Brands

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Jeunesse is an American company that sells skin care cosmetics and supplements with the aim of improving the lives of their clients. It was founded in 2009 by Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis. The objective of the founders was to create products that would thrive as household best brands. The pair specialized in coming up with products that would enhance youth. With the products from Jeunesse, you are able to achieve your goals despite your age.

Jeunesse provides a series of product lines that will help you lead a healthy, youthful life, as is the desire of many people. Some of the skin care products and supplements include:

– NV BB Misting Foundation

This line comes with a variety of skincare products with varying benefits. You can get a warm beige, warm ivory, cool ivory, cool sand, warm sand, cool buff, warm honey, cool toffee, or cool cocoa foundation. Each package goes for $139.95, and it comprises of a bottle of Luminence daily moisturizing complex, NV primer, NV BB perfecting mist, and the foundation of your choice.

– Instantly Ageless

– LUMINESCE Skin Care

This is the ultimate skincare cosmetic by Jeunesse. It features a number of products that will rejuvenate your aging skin to create a beautiful, smooth appearance. Each package will get you a Youth Restoring Cleanser, Ultimate Lifting Masque, Flawless Skin Brightener, Essential Body Renewal, Daily Moisturizing Complex, Cellular Rejuvenation Serum, and Advanced Night Repair. You will choose the product to buy depending on your needs as per the benefits obtained from using each.

 

– AM PM Essentials

– NEVO Energy Drink

– ZEN Project 8

– M1ND Dietary Supplement

– FINITI

– Vidacell

Each of these products contributes one way or another to your ability to stay youthful physically. You can go for cosmetics whose ingredients will work on your skin cells and tissues. You may also opt for supplements and energy drinks that will boost your workout ability for physical fitness among other benefits.

It is worth noting, however, that Jeunesse products cannot cure any disease. Although the manufacturer claims the above products are beneficial to your health and desire to stay young, you should review other clients’ testimonials to know what to expect.

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Gregory Aziz and his success in National Steel Car

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Gregory Aziz is also known as James Aziz. He seats as the chairman, president and the CEO of National Steel Car. This is the leading railroad freight car manufacturing company globally. It is a subsidiary of National Industries Inc. The company has earned a credible reputation due to its excellence in engineering and manufacturing of quality tank cars and railroad freight. As a result, Greg Aziz is among the most prominent and recognized businessmen in North America. Greg was born in London and studied at Ridley College, he later joined University of Western Ontario where he pursued economics.

 

Gregory James Aziz started his career journey by working at his family business that dealt with the importation of fresh food before joining investment banking where he served in different positions. Due to his hard work in the finance industry, James Aziz managed to organize himself and saved enough money to purchase National Steel Car from Dofasco. He worked hard to achieve his dream of restoring the glory and status of the company as the national leading railroad freight car manufacturer in North America.

 

Gregory Aziz’s dream came true when he increased the production capabilities and was able to produce 12,000 freight cars. Initially, the company built 3,500 cars and hence it was a great achievement by James Gregory. He also created employment by hiring more workers from 600 to 3,000. The company has continued to thrive by producing quality and innovative railroad freight, and as a result, it is now recognized as the leader in innovation.

 

National steel car has maintained an outstanding commitment and integrity to all stakeholder including the suppliers and clients hence performing with a relentless vision of quality and excellence. National steel car is the only railcar manufacturer in North America that is certified by ISO 9001:2015. This is due to Greg’s pursuit of excellence and quality production. The company has therefore been awarded and honored with the annual TTX SECO for over ten years consecutively.

 

James Gregory Aziz and his company continue to challenge themselves and raising the bar for creative, innovative railroad cars. They remain most trusted manufacturers of the highest quality as well as timely delivery.

 

James Aziz is also known to be a kind man and a philanthropist. He remains largely involved in charity endeavors by giving back to the community and supporting various charitable projects. Some of the projects he has continued to support include; Theatre Aquarius, Salvation Army and the most significant agricultural fair in Canada.  Visit This Page for additional information.

Mina Ebrahim’s success at Saint Germain’s

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Mina Ebrahim might have been caught up in one of the worst times of her country’s history but she did not let that define her destiny. This Iron lady was born in Iran and at the age of seven, Iran’s revolution got worse.

This forced her family to move to the United States as Immigrants. On arrival in the United States, her parents purchased a little bakery in Seven Corners called Tiffany’s bakery.

She started helping out her parents with the business at the age of 11, enabling her to acquire business operations skills along the way. Mina went ahead to manage the family’s business in Tyson’s Galleria.

At the age of 26, Mina had become highly skilled in business with a profound experience in customer service. She also wanted to be unique in her delivery of services to satisfy her clients. In 1999, she introduced corporate catering at Saint Germain’s.

Corporate catering turned out to be a clever way of operating her business. In just a short while, she changed Saint Germain to a full-service corporation that delivered in company luncheons, privately organized parties and weddings.

Her hard work, dedication, and passion have enabled Saint Germain’s to become one of the most productive food units in the U.S. Mina Ebrahim is an open-minded person with the thirst for knowledge.

She regularly attends seminars on design, cuisine, and technique. She attends most of these meetings not only to talk but also to learn from other people. She is also a great philanthropist, Mina is renowned for her start of the Jack-Ebrahim Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

It is actually the only radiology veterinarian operation in the states. She is interested in animals and majorly channels her charity work to organizations supporting them. In the past, Mina Ebrahim has donated to many foundations and organizations including the Penn Vet Working Dog Centre.

She is also a member of Operation Homefront, an organization that helps injured and disabled soldiers from battles. She has also won herself many awards including the Smart CEO Brava Award Winner in 2012 and Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2010.

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Gregory Aziz, CEO National Steel Car

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Gregory is renowned as one of the most famous leaders and businessman in North America. As the chairman and the CEO of National Steel Car, a global car manufacturing company based in Ontario Canada, Gregory James Aziz has created a track record of success in the motor industry. The company, founded by James Aziz in 1912, holds the track record of manufacturing rolling stock. It was ranked among the top 3 leading manufacturers of rolling stock in Canada. Currently, the railroad manufacturer is a subsidiary of the National Industries Inc.

 

 

Born in London in 1949, Gregory James Aziz joined the Ridley College and later the University of Western Ontario to pursue his economic studies. Upon graduation, he contributed to the food processing business owned by his family (Affiliated Foods) before moving to New York where he worked with a variety of firms in the banking and investment industries. His contributions at Affiliated Foods enabled the company to be ranked among the leaders in the importation of fresh items from South America and Central Europe.

 

 

Gregory J Aziz’s career in investment banking and finance during the 80s propelled him towards the ownership of National Steel Car in1994 from Dofasco. This was with the primary objective of restoring the status of the company then gradually growing and expanding it to top position in North America. He began the process of acquiring the company in1994 during which the sales of the company had significantly deteriorated. To restore the previous status of the company, he had to put in his management and leadership skills. Some of the notable achievements that were observed during this time include increasing the number of employees from 500 to 3000. The CEO is still committed to the success and the welfare of National Steel Car and has initiated several initiatives that focus on enhancing efficiency, excellence, engineering and the manufacturing processes. See Related Link for more information.

 

Greg Aziz’s dedication and commitment to the company enabled National Steel Car to maintain the leading position in the manufacture of premium rail cars. The efforts of the CEO have fostered the recognition of the firm over the years.

 

Currently, Greg James Aziz lives with his wife and daughters in Toronto where they are famous for supporting the equestrian community. Gregory’s family also actively participates in the sport and has sponsored a wide range of classes at the Horse shows over the years.

 

 

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