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Dare to Dream and Then Make Them come True

Anyone can make their dreams come true. Don’t be afraid to try because you won’t succeed if you don’t. So is the advice of many who have found their own success and happiness and it’s also the advice of many popular business men and women today, including Lime Crime founder Doe Deere.
Deere has always been a lover of color, bold statements and helping others make a splash and explore their own individuality. Her success story is just one example of how you really can accomplish anything. Her interesting life can serve as inspiration for everyone.

Today she makes her home in Los Angeles, but Deere was born and raised in Russia. The make-up mogul moved to the US when she was just 17 years old. While she was growing up she dreamed of being a musician and then, deciding early to follow her dreams, she trained as one. Even now she says her musical ability helped her in her career as a business owner.

Deere met her husband while she was playing in a band in New York. She says the two have been great partners in both music and business and work well together. She says that could be part of the success of her cosmetic line as well. For more information, You can follow her on Twitter

Now a make-up mogul, Doe Deere says she knew she had a good sense of marketing and business when she started her first business she was a 13-year-old, and made money selling temporary tattoos. Which is why she says her advice to anyone is to go ahead and follow your dreams. She says everyone has a special quality and talent and something to offer the rest of the world that is all their own. Just embrace that and use it to forge your own path.

Deere’s makeup line is full of blues and greens and other bright colors and she says the makeup is just one way that females can express themselves. The line sells well and Deere is thrilled to see how much other girls are confident when it comes to making a splash and embracing the bold statements of the eye shadows, lip colors and other products from Lime Crime.


Dogs are meat lovers, and Beneful has formulated a variety of savory, meaty wet dog food meals just for them. While some dogs just prefer the taste, some need wet food due to delicate gums, missing teeth or other health issues. Whatever the reason, these moist and meaty meals include a serving of grains and vegetables that all dogs enjoy.
Designed with the small dog in mind, Beneful’s IncrediBites are chopped into tiny pieces making it easier to chew and swallow. A 3.5-ounce can of this protein-packed food includes real chicken or salmon, carrots, tomatoes and wild rice. Each package according to wikipedia also includes the calorie count for dogs needing weight control.

Hosting an incredible variety, these nutritious products are meaty, include whole grains and vegetables and have the right amount of sauce. The meat is chopped and the vegetables can be seen. The 10-ounce tubs are available in these flavors:
• Chicken, peas, carrots and wild rice
• Beef, peas, carrots and barley
• Turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and brown rice
• Salmon, sweet potatoes, spinach and brown rice
• Chicken, liver, peas, sweet potatoes and brown rice
• Lamb, carrots, tomatoes, spinach and brown rice

This Facebook advertised chunky beef stew product is prepared with pieces of real beef, savory sauce, whole grains such as rice and barley and pieces of peas and carrots. Pet parents love the 10-ounce resealable tub.

For dogs that like a mixture of dry and wet foods, Beneful Medleys are perfect for mixing or can also be used alone. Created with plenty sauce to mix well, these gourmet meals are available in 3-ounce cans. The variety of styles include:
• Mediterranean Style: Lamb, spinach, tomatoes and brown rice
• Romana Style: Chicken, carrots, spinach and pasta
• Tuscan Style: Beef, carrots, spinach and rice

Real roasted chicken, peas, carrots and spinach are the nutritious ingredients in this recipe. When opening the 10-ounce resealable tub, the food looks and smells fresh. Unlike other wet dog food brands that look like ground mush, this meal looks like a fully prepared home-cooked meal for your pet.



Andy Wirth: Death Defying Inspiration

Andy Wirth on wsj is a business owner, philanthropist and athlete. Among his favorite activities is skydiving. He in fact goes on multiple skydives on a daily basis. However, there was one day when it unfortunate accident occurred where he suffered an injury that almost cost him his life. Andy Wirth fell into the vineyard and ripped his arm almost completely off. He was bleeding profusely and quick action needed to be taken before he bled to death. He then spent the next significant period of his life in the hospital recovering. Andy Wirth describes it as his close call. He has also went on a journey on which has given him a new found appreciation for life.

One thing that helped him survive his encounter was his experience as a backcountry ranger. Andy Wirth has gained plenty of experience when it comes to trauma. One thing that he has learned from his experience was to keep the shock from occurring. He used a song by Pearl Jam to calm him down. Then he spent three months in the hospital on and then began his healing process where he met with plenty of interesting people including a Navy Seal team which helped and encouraged him with their struggles in the battlefield.

Andy Wirth on kcrw is currently CEO of Squaw Valley Ski. When he took over, he sent the company through an upgrade that was worth $70 million. Squaw Valley underwent improvements which included changes being made to the mountain design, renovations being made to various areas, funds were put to lodging and other areas by KSL Capital Partners, and plenty of other upgrades were made to the company. As a result, the resort has jumped very high in rankings. Because of the upgrades, Squaw Valley became one of the top 20% of the resorts when it came to customer satisfaction. Andy Wirth has proven to be a businessman who knows what customers need.

Madison Street Capital CEO Receives An Award

The investment banking industry has many people who are making an impact in the industry. The ability to provide professional investment banking services and advice is a rare combination that is admired in the investment banking field. One of the emerging executives in the investment banking industry is Anthony Marsala. He is an executive to watch in the upcoming years.

Anthony Marsala, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of Madison Street Capital, was recently announced as the winner of The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award. The M&A Advisor will host an awards ceremony on June 10th, 2016 at the New York Athletic Club to present the Emerging Leaders Award winners to the business community and acknowledge their achievements.

Anthony Marsala has received other honors in his professional career that include being named an honoree by NACVA regarding its under 40 recognition program, and he was selected as a participant in the Crain’s Leadership Academy Program. The awards that have been earned by Anthony Marsala demonstrate his expertise and leadership in the investment banking field.

Anthony Marsala has 15 years of experience in the investment banking industry. His experience includes significant work in leveraged finance, buy-side advisory, and sell-side advisory. As CEO of Madison Street Capital, Anthony Marsala has used his vast experience in the investment banking industry to make Madison Street Capital a major player in the industry.

Madison Street Capital provides investment banking services in the hedge fund sector. The company gives a view of the hedge fund sector in a broad sense while still given a specific view that blends various perspectives on hedge funds.

Moreover, Madison Street Capital is a full service investment banking firm. The company offers advice to Hedge Fund managers and other asset managers on a variety of issues such as Portfolio Appraisal, Monetary Sponsor Coverage, M&A Advice, Assets Introduction, and Financial Streamlining.

In addition, services provided by Madison Street Capital include estimation services, merger and acquisition advice, financial overview, and corporate financial recommendations. Madison Street Capital is an international firm that is dedicated to giving guidance, significance, and assistance concerning the services provided to both publicly and privately held companies.

Madison Street Capital is a growing investment banking firm with solid leadership. The company has demonstrated a unique approach to the hedge fund arena that offers a blend of services and advice that places a different light on the hedge fund sector.

Mob in Caracas sets thief on fire

An angry mob of people in Caracas, Venezuela took matters into their own hands recently when they grabbed a man they say was robbing people. They beat the man up and tried to burn him up. He is in the hospital now, after getting serious burns over 70 percent of his body, according to a story in London’s Daily Mail.

There are a few version of the story, but one version from Luque has him trying to rob someone as they exited a bank. The would be mugger has been identified as Roberto Fuentes Bernal, who is 42.

The scene was filmed by witnesses as several people watched him burning in the street but did not offer any help for awhile. He was also accused of trying to rob several people in the area. When police did not arrive to investigate the matter, people took matters into their own hands.

Pictures from the event, taken by people watching, show Bernal laying on the street with a bloody head. One person poured a clear liquid over Bernal, and another man lit it on fire with a match or lighter. He is engulfed in flames immediately. The fire eventually fades, and Bernal is seen trying to stand up, and the crowd disperses.

Finally someone throws a jacket over him, and another person pours water over him to put out the flames. But the mugger is seriously injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.



In the Midst of MCIA Defaulted Loan, Devco’s Heldrich Project Created Jobs

When Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (MCIA) funded the Heldrich project with a $20 million loan in 2005, the agency didn’t know the economy would quickly fall into a recession two years later. It shocked the world and had an impact on jobs, cost of living, corporations, and all sized-companies. The after effects were felt by U.S. States, including New Jersey and its city, New Brunswick. Rutger Today reported October 29th, 2009 that the N.J. recession began in January 2008. The state lost approximately 161,300 jobs, which is four percent of its employment force.

Economist Nancy Mantel predicted in 2009 at a conference that the economic recession would last, but enlargement would not occur until 2016. It is now 2016 and some economists are predicting a recession during the year internationally. If the assumption becomes reality, could it affect the economy in Brunswick. U.S. Census Quickfacts Report for 2010 through 2014 stated the work force labor was 60 percent of the population, including 16 years of age and up. The total population in the city in 2014 was over 57 thousand, with the remaining 40 percent including retirees, children under 16, and the unemployed.

Part of the mission of Devco is to improve the city of Brunswick by providing job opportunities and arranging financing for development and redevelopment projects. Agencies, including Devco increases employment and reduces unemployment in the State and cities in New Jersey. Whatever revenue Heldrich earned since 2007 until the end of 2015 was applied to employees’ payroll and taxes. Press of Atlantic City reported in an article on February 29th, 2016 that the Hotel employs 235 employees. The president of New Brunswick Development Corporation, Christopher Paladino said, “Heldrich′s employment of workers was an economic impact″ amongst other factors, including “real estate taxes and accommodating 100,000 quests in 2015″.




Forefront Capital Donates to Vets

Brad Reifler, the CEO and Founder of Forefront Captial Advisors, has extended a helping hand to Easter Seas Dixon, finding a partner in the struggle to provide support to military veterans and their families once their tours had concluded.

Chairman of the Easter Seals Dixon Center, Col. David W. Sutherland, made the announcement of the partnership to the public, making note of the need for financial backing from public and private institutions so that their operations may continue to service veterans. Because of this importance to veterans, Forefront has stated their interest in making their partnership one that endures.

In support of Easter Seals, Reifler, through Forefront Capital, has donated $3 million to help fund their operations. The funds will largely be used for seeking employment, retraining for a changing job market, healthcare and awareness.

For Easter Seals, philanthropy and advocacy in support of veteran has been their goal for years. By incorporating concerned citizens within this community, Eastern Seals has been able to reach veterans and provide them with options to better their lives that they may not have been aware of, giving them a chance to better their domestic lives once their tours of service has ended.

The decision to partner up with Easter Seals was easy for Reifler to do once he learned of the number of people who are helped through the organization each year by giving them options to better secure their financial future. This not only helps these individuals better manage their money as they reorient their lives, but it also works as a boon for the local economy as these men and women are given an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way.

Wikipedia shows how Brad Reifler is both Founder and CEO of Forefront Capital. Most of his career has been spent in the financial sector, scouting for the best talent in business he could find and making connections with clients from across the globe. By demonstrating his ability to acquire key accounts and working with the best, Forefront Capital has forged partnerships that take into consideration the needs of all, placing them above other financial firms. CrunchBase makes notice Reifler is able to pull this off by making advising a key component of Forefront’s daily operations with clients, making these partnerships enduring relationships.

Forefront Capital may be known for a clientele that mirrors a more traditional investor base, they also scour niche markets that allows middle-class investors to take part in investing on a smaller scale. With an investment structure that is so diversified, Forefront is able to mitigate unnecessary risk that often results from investing and maximize yields for their clients regardless of the size of their financial investment.. Refiler is someone who always makes himself accessible to the general public through social media. Brad also is known for his Reuters articles, like his 5 tips article that laid out some of the general rules for investment everybody should follow.

Forefront Capital Advisors to Partner With Easter Seals Dixon Center

On February 29, CEO and Founder of Forefront Capital Advisors Brad Reifler announced that his firm will begin a partnership with Easter Seals Dixon Center in order to help veterans and military families. A donation of $3 million is included.

According to Reifler from his Twitter, “Forefront Capital Advisors chose the partnership because we feel that the Easter Seals Dixon Center has made a tremendously positive impact on the lives of veterans and military families by changing the conversations about these individuals who have served the United States so selflessly to highlight their potential and create life-changing opportunities for them.”

The donation will help pay for veterans’ programs through the Dixon Center, such as health, job training, caregiver training, and education. The center works to connect organizations and individuals with these programs and make them easier to access.

“Partnering with Easter Seals Dixon Center makes good business sense. We believe veterans and their families must have financial stability in order to succeed in their communities after a life of service. Easter Seals Dixon Center offers a unique opportunity for our company, staff and clients to get behind this important cause,” Reifler posted to his

Forefront Capital Advisors is a global firm whose clients are long time partners. It deals in alternate investment, investment banking and merchant banking. Reifler has been CEO since 2009.

CrunchBase makes it pretty clear Reifler originated the Forefront Income Trust which opens the door for middle income Americans to make investments in areas where only the “one percent” could in the past. Unless the investor makes a return of 8 percent or more, Forefront will not take in a profit.

After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1981, he founded Reifler Trading Company in the early 1980s. He sold the business and founded Reifler Capital Management in 1992. He founded Pali Capital in 1995 and was CEO until leaving in 2008, after which he founded Forefront Capital Advisors.  Wikipedia has more information on Brad.

Real TV Stars Apply Their Skills in Cable Reality Show

“Queens of Drama” is a reality television show that features real stars. Loosely following a script, the program realistically depicts the rewards and difficulties faced on a daily basis by those employed in the television industry. Although most of those who appear in the show could be described as well-established, some even in the declining years of their careers, one is defintely a rising star.

The premise of “Queens of Drama” is relatively simple, even though the goal of its cast is not. The program features six principal stars who are dedicated to developing and producing a TV pilot. One unique aspect of “Queens of Drama” is that every member of the cast has appeared in a TV soap opera. The principal star is Donna Mills, the venerable actress who has been associated with the TV soap industry for half a century. The others include veteran soap stars Hunter Tylo, Vanessa Marcil and Chrystee Pharris. Their work takes place on both sides of the camera and features encounters with other soap stars, including famed TV diva Joan Collins.

One member of the cast of “Queens of Drama” is Crystal Hunt, who appeared in all but one episode. At the age of 30, she is the youngest of the regular stars on the show, which in some ways makes her one of the most important cast members. She and the others were credited in one newspaper review with making “Queens of Drama” a “life size” program.

Hunt was launched into show business at 2 years of age, when she began appearing in pageants, and she would later be spotted by an agent while working at The Actors Studio in New York. She appeared for three years in the role of Lizzie Spalding on the show “Guilding Light” and for another three years as the character Stacy Morasco on “One Life to Live.” Her motion picture credits include “The Derby Stallion” and “23 Blast.” She has even produced her own film, entitled “Talbot County,” which was done with the help of fellow actress Dania Ramirez.  There’s also a trailer for the film up on Facebook, Crystal’s own work can be seen on her photography site.

The first episode of “Queens of Drama” appeared on the cable network Pop on April 26, 2015. The lead-in to the program on that Sunday night was the Daytime Emmy Awards show. Significantly, Hunt has herself been nominated for an Emmy for her work on “Guilding Light.” has Crystal’s entire history.

Speech Synthesis Platform will enhance Wikipedia Accessibility to Online Users

Wikipedia plays the role of spreading knowledge and information. It allows interested individuals to share and discuss their opinions on a broad range of topics. These features make Wikipedia one of the most popular and established websites on the Internet. Currently, an open source program is running a fundraiser aimed at increasing the accessibility of Wikipedia by incorporating text to speech synthesis platform and helping online users in understanding the content of the website.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology University, which is based in Stockholm, Sweden, is tasked with the responsibility of developing the speech synthesis platform. The University has a prior history of incorporating text to speech synthesis. Wikipedia will be the host of speech synthesis servers as well as automated version of the avenue. The software will be available for users via any site that utilizes the MediaWiki Software.

According to the findings of Wikimedia Sweden, approximately 125 million people prefer text that is converted into voice. The user will have an ability of either reporting sentences that are poorly sounding or make the corrections by themselves. However, to make the right corrections, the users must have excellent linguistic knowledge. The group is trying to develop a platform whereby users can pronounce a word and allow the mistake to be corrected automatically.

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