Michael Zomber Analyzes His Work On Samurai Culture

It took Michael Zomber decades of experience to write Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan. In a lengthy iUniverse podcast, the American author talked about this book that is loaded with many historical facts. Shogun Iemitsu provides a detailed overview of the samurai culture that dominated Japanese society for generations. This book includes plenty of details about the overthrowing of the Shoguns who ruled Japan in a ruthless way.

Of course, Zomber has also integrated some elements of romance and excitement into the story line of the book. After all, he is a professional author with a rich imagination. Zomber is very skilled in mixing the blurred lines between reality and fiction.  However, Michael Zomber has established himself as an expert on Japanese culture by doing a lot of independent research.

Zomber’s love affair with Japanese culture began in his early adulthood. As a young man straight out of college, he developed a keen interest in antique weapons. At first, Zomber went on a quest to acquire guns and rifles that have been utilized in American conflicts such as the Civil War. He then expanded his horizons by traveling worldwide in search of weapons from international armed conflicts.  For decades, he has been collecting swords that were once proudly used by Japan’s elite warriors. Michael Zomber truly appreciates the superb craftsmanship that went into the making of the custom samurai swords. Such unique weapons have a lot more natural appeal than guns and rifles that have been manufactured in bulk for wars or law enforcement.

After publishing Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan and Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai, Michael Zomber solidified his status as an expert on oriental culture. Additionally, he has also made a documentary called the Soul of the Samurai. This presentation was released via Renascent Films, an independent studio that is owned and operated by Michael and his wife Andrea.  Michael Zomber’s books are available for purchase through Amazon, as well as on the Barnes & Noble store.

Smart Lighting Technology

The light-emitting diode better known as LED is the most energy-efficient lighting technology. This bulb uses 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. It also lasts 25 times longer. LED lighting is different in many ways. It emit light in a direction that reduces the need for reflectors and diffusers that trap light. The bulb makes very little heat. Incandescent bulbs use 90% of their energy as heat. LED consume less electricity than other bulbs.

There is a variety of uses of the LED light. They are used in holiday lights, industrial and commercial lighting, under the kitchen cabinet, recessed downlights and many more. They even have the bulbs made to replace incandescent bulbs made in 40, 60 and 75 watts.

With out LED lighting companies like Gooee would not exist. Gooee has made a lighting ecosystem for commercial, retail, industrial and hospitality applications. Gooee provides sensing, control and communication components that bring together an enterprise scale cloud platform. This system operates on premise and in the cloud to enable a secure lot platform designed for lighting manufacturers. It has the capability to monitor LED chip performance.

The Human Rights Cause Continues To Fascinate Thor Halvorssen

The growing reputation of producer Thor Halvorssen in Hollywood may be seen as a distraction from the work he completes with the Human Rights Foundation, but Thor Halvorssen remains a name feared by dictators and tyrants around the world. Over the course of his adult life Thor Halvorssen has worked with some of the biggest human rights groups in the world before deciding to establish the Human Rights Foundation in 2005; the decision to create the HRF snowballed to include the creation of the Oslo Freedom Forum that has become one of the top annual events for activists from around the world.

Thor Halvorssen often looks to the future for what he feels are the most important aspects of his life, including his patronage of the Children’s Peace Movement that links children in traditionally democratic countries with those in war torn of the Middle East and beyond.

The work of Thor Halvorssen as a film producer often brings the movies he creates into the realm of human rights activism, including his work on “The Singing Revolution”, which detailed the peaceful battle for independence undertaken by Estonian citizens during Soviet occupation.

Over the years Thor Halvorssen has worked outside the traditional political activism community and feels more groups should operate free from the confines of political affiliations. The majority of human rights activists have shied away from criticizing socialist governments who strip their citizens of human rights, Halvorssen has been an outspoken critic of socialist governments in Cuba and Venezuela because of their record on human rights. For Halvorssen there are major problems continuing around the world that need the attention of organized human rights activism groups, but many are focused on issues in the U.S. and mainland Europe; Thor Halvorssen has decided to leave these issues to groups including Human Rights Watch while the Human Rights Watch looks for problems affecting the everyday lives of millions of people around the world.

Kevin Seawright And RPS Solutions Making Home Ownership A Reality

Baltimore-based RPS Solutions is helping resident attain home ownership for the first time. RPS Solutions founder Kevin Seawright says this is an excellent way to rebuild stressed neighborhoods and help people achieve their dream of owning a home.

The corporation, opened in 2015, renovates and constructs homes in the greater Baltimore area. Seawright says it has always been his goal to help residents afford their own home. “Owning your own home and taking pride in that ownership is the first step in developing your own wealth and providing a stable environment,” said Seawright.

The Baltimore Housing Authority is working alongside Kevin Seawright and RPS Solutions to help with the venture.

One of the greatest success stories involves the son of a former colleague of Seawright’s. Jerel Brown is now in his own home thanks to RPS Solutions.

“This is a testament to how well the program works,” said Seawright. “It’s really great to help hard-working people achieve home ownership.

Kevin Seawright is a native of Pittsburgh but has called Baltimore home for a number of years. He has worked on the state and federal level handling a number of financial related jobs. He worked briefly as CFO of Newark’s Community Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) before relocating back to Baltimore.

Seawright has received a number of prestigious awards and sits on several local boards. He is a huge supporter of giving back to the community and has made it his business to help Baltimore shine.

Kevin Seawright and RPS Solutions is trying to get the city past its current 44.3% home ownership rate. “We definitely feel that we are moving in the right direction,” said Seawright.

How To Learn Stock Trading And Become Successful

Are you wondering how some people are able to become financially independent while others keep struggling to survive? Want to learn how things work in the stock market and how you can become a successful stock trader? May be you are aware that Jim Hunt has been helping people worldwide to start their own business or amass a fortune as a stock trader.

Jim Hunt has started a challenge whereby he wants to prove to the world that he can make his mom a millionaire in just 10 trades. And the entire process will be presented on YouTube.

If you are thinking about starting in stock trading, you will need to watch this tutorial and follow along. It is a great way to learn from someone who has mastered the skills to amass a fortune in the investing or trading field.

Jim has been teaching and coaching clients for many years and is considered one of the brightest minds in the field. Jim can help anyone who is serious about achieving financial success through investing, stock trading or starting a lucrative business. Even if you are already a stock trader, you will learn something from the strategies and tactics that Jim uses to achieve his success.

It is important to keep in mind, when you tell people around you that you are going to start a business, or get into the investing field, someone is certainly going to try to discourage you from pursuing your goal.

Jim’s courses and books are available through VTA Publications – a highly regarded company that publishes some of the best business and finance information materials. VTA Publications has helped thousands of people across the world become financially successful.

Many people are raving about the quality of instruction presented in these publications. Check out VTA Publications to find out how their wide variety of business and wealth building information products can help you achieve the success you desire.

Keep Your Wikipedia Page Right by Hiring the Right Professionals

Whenever you search something in Google, the Wikipedia link does not fail to appear among the top five results on the Google search page. Having your information or brand posted to a page such as Wikipedia you realize how such a link can be a very effective marketing tool for whether it is your personal brand or company. Despite also being known as a collaborative online encyclopedia, Wikipedia does not require one to hire Wiki writers to create posts. You can create a Wiki page that offers detailed information about your personal brand or business. However, it is also possible to hire a Wikipedia expert who can make credible edits to your Wikipedia page so that it can serve you in the most effective way possible.

The Wikipedia site allows anyone to make Wiki edits to any page that is posted on the site. This also opens up doors to people who might deface your Wikipedia page even without you knowing it. Recently, a Kenyan news reporter, Larry Madowo, woke up to find his Wikipedia page edited in a way to suggest that he was a politician born in 1889. One of his fans took a screenshot when they decided to update a Wikipedia page about his professional work history and shared it on social media to which, the 29-year-old news anchor decided to make fun out of the situation. Madowo simply stated that it was an awesome biography.

Madowo, the host to a television show called ‘The Trend,’ had Wikipedia revisions made to his page by claiming that he was a Kenyan politician and leader of a made-up political party named the ‘Kazi Party.’  Being referred to as a Kenyan dictator, his defaced page also claims that Mr. Madowo initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in 1939. To add a bit more humor, his defaced page concludes “Larry Madowo is currently a news anchor, with suspicion he might be a vampire.”

Of course, with Mr. Madowo’s page it would seem that somebody was trying to make a big joke at his expense, but in many other instances, Wikipedia edits might cause harm to your public image or even your personal brand or business. It is, thus, critical for one to make use of professional who always ensure that information posted on your page is accurate and rightfully serves you in creating a positive image to your public.

Sam Tabar as a Capital Strategist

Sam Tabar is the appointed chief operating officer of full cycle energy fund. Sam is taking the responsibility of managing the company’s finance. He is looking forward to making partnerships with other gifted teams. The mission of the business is reducing the cost of fuels that pollute the environment. Much of his career is spent in overseeing the strategy of budgets in most financial institutions.

Sam worked at the Bank of America as the head of the capital scheme for Merill lynch. The fund managers in the company received a lot of advice on the financial institutions. The directors also received endowments, pensions, family offices, etc. Sam has researched on the operation of both front and back offices. He has improved the teamwork of the two office teams.

Apart from working as a financial manager in the mentioned companies, he was the attorney general of Skadden, Meagher, Roth & Zabel and many more companies. Sam received his masters in law from the school of law in Columbia. He has a bachelor’s degree in arts from Oxford University. Tabar is still working as the member of the new state bar in New York. He was also the editor of the business journal in Columbia.

About Sam Tabar
He is a well-known capital strategist. His career as a wealth strategist started at Skadden, Arps after graduating from Columbia school of law. His working at Skadden benefitted clients on items like; hedge fund facts and structure, agreements on investment management, memoranda on private placement, issues with employment, and side letters. In 2004 he joined Sparx group and became the managing director within a short period. In September of 2013 he returned to the legal profession in Bank of America and acceded to a different firm as a senior person in managing funds.

Information on Full Cycle Energy Fund
The fund was established in 2013. The main reason for the company was to hold projects that will provide a clean and affordable source of energy. The source of energy was to reach every community in the world.

Securus Technologies Brings New Innovative Idea To Dreadful Prison Paperwork Process

The leading provider of inmate technology solutions, investigative authority and corrections monitoring company Securus Technologies just rolled out a new way to help facilities and customers save more time and money. The company will now include Inmate Forms and Grievance applications on ConnectUs, which in turn will cut down the amount of time needed to complete the paperwork by more than 50%.

The extreme amount of time required to complete such paperwork minimizes the amount of prison staff that are readily available to tend to inmates and with the cost of paper, and filling the empty seat of a guard working to process it has a direct effect on the facilities budget. Through ConnectUs, prison staff will be able to complete and revise paperwork in under half the time it takes to manually process it, and there is no printing involved. With the world moving heavily toward the use of technology for everything, having this option at their fingertips is an awesome addition to the list of helpful tools that Securus has introduced to the corrections industry.

Inmates will enjoy the benefits of the new tool as well. They will have the ability to log on and check the status of their forms, as well as take action on them by accepting or appealing them. The new innovative feature brings convenience and well needed twist on the way paperwork is done inside of prisons.  By being able to spend more time protecting inmates and the facility and less time filling out lengthy paperwork, prison staff is able to provider a safer and healthier environment for the inmate community. JPAY Inc.

Brad Reifler The Serial Entrepreneur

Brad Reifler is considered a successful serial entrepreneur, with his latest creation being Forefront Capital.

After graduating from Bowdoin University, Brad Reifler aimed to become a successful entrepreneur in the financial service industry. First, he created the Reifler Trading Company which was eventually acquired by Refco in 2000.

Next, he went on to found Pali Capital, which is a global financial services firm. Within that position, he was chairman, founding partner and CEO of the firm. In addition he is a director at Sino Mercury Company. Other positions he held, however, are as director of Genesis Securities, European American Investment Band, and Foresight Research Solutions.

Most notably, however, is Brad Reifler’s latest accomplishment in being the founder and chief executive of Forefront Capital. This firm is poised to become an alternative financial management and service firm dedicated to helping middle class Americans enter the dangerous and risky business of investment.

In general, Wall St. has been criticized in helping the rich get richer at the expense of he poor. There are many different factors that lead to this, usually stemming from the problem of accreditation.

Accreditation is supposed to signify whether someone is a skillful trader and an intelligent individual. However, in modern Wall St., this term has become identical to wealthy. This has become a problem because it puts the average individual at a steep disadvantage in the investment industry.

For example, fees that are usually charged by firms as management fees are particularly damaging. Regardless of a portfolios performance, a broker still gets a pay cut through this fee.

In addition, the investment opportunities available to middle class Americans are inherently more risky because they have a higher correlation to stock market trends.

The firm does not charge any management fees and prides itself on the options of portfolios available being minimally correlated to stock performance.

Brad Reifler aims to attract influential businessmen and the common American with his new company that fixes Wall St.

Madison Street Capital’s President Charles Botchway Thinks Some Big Hedge Funds Are Favoring One Candidate

Madison Street Capital is a Chicago-based investment firm. The co-founders, Charles Botchway and Anthony Marsala, decided to form an investment firm in 2011, and they have enjoyed the niche they developed in the investment industry. Madison Street Capital is a merger and acquisition specialist. The firm works with small and medium size corporation in the United States as well as corporations in other countries. In 2015, Madison Street Capital closed 42 hedge fund transactions, and that was ten more than the previous year. Even though Madison Street specializes in mergers and acquisitions, they have a very profitable hedge fund.

Hedge funds have been under a microscope lately. The government, as well as everyday investors, believe that hedge funds make too much money, and they participate in questionable practices in order to make that money. Madison Street Capital investors are happy with the returns they get from the Madison Street Capital hedge fund. It is one of the funds that is producing returns that are better than the average. Most hedge funds had a difficult year in 2015 and 2016 is not much better.

But the big hedge funds are not sitting around waiting for the government to put more regulations on the industry. They are putting their money behind the candidate they believe will help them the next four years. That candidate is Hillary Clinton. According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, Hillary Clinton has received $122.7 million in donations to support her quest to be president. More than $48.5 million of that total has come from the hedge fund industry. Donald Trump has received $19,000 from hedge funds. Clinton has received $34 million more from hedge funds than the Democratic candidates received in the 2008 election.

But even though Clinton is getting the lion share of hedge fund contributions, Jed Bush would have gotten more if he was the Republican nominee. Bush received $17 million from hedge funds before he dropped out of the race. Hedge fund loyalty has shifted from the Republican side to the Democratic in order to keep Trump out of the White House.

Madison Street Capital’s hedge fund is not one of the hedge funds that is playing this political game, and that is one reason why investors in the Madison Street Capital hedge fund are satisfied with Botchway and Marsala. Both men are driven by integrity, honesty, and the desire to make money for their investors and their company. No matter who wins the election, Madison Street Capital will continue to produce excellent results.

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