Efforts to support refugee and migrant businesses in the US have received a major boost after hedge fund billionaire, George Soros promised a huge donation. According to a report published by Politico on September 9, George Soros will donate $500 million to support various migrant and refugee run businesses, social initiatives and startups in different sectors of the economy. The decision follows what Soros describes as the inability of various entities, including governments to come up with effective policies to handle refugees. This incapacity has contributed to the unending human misery and political instability. Soros echoed the same sentiments in an Op-Ed that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on September 6, 2016.
To stem the refugee and migrant crisis, governments and the private sector alike need to be at the forefront of developing a sustainable social and physical support infrastructure. Soros hopes to expand his initiative to cover refugees and immigrants in Europe and other parts of the world. The decision by Soros to inject $500 million to aid migrant and refugee businesses follow an earlier push by the Obama administration to invite US companies to support initiatives aimed at transforming the lives of refugees. The initiative is looking for investors with cash and kind to support the basic needs of refugees, migrants and the host communities. One of the sectors Soros believes can greatly turn around the crisis on its head is investment in digital technology.
The sector can easily bring government services, as well as health, financial and legal services closer to the people at little cost. Soros plans to work closely with the United Nations Office for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and other like-minded organizations to develop an investment framework of action for vulnerable groups. The decision, he believes, will inspire other investors in the private sector to come forth. Elsewhere, a report appearing on State.gov indicates that US is by far the world’s biggest contributor and supporter of vulnerable groups. In Syria, the US has contributed over $5 billion since the crisis began. The country has also welcomed over 3 million refugees since the mid 70’s.
About George Soros
George Soros is a hedge fund billionaire, political activist, author and philanthropist. According to Wikipedia, the Hungarian born business mogul made his big break in 1992 during the UK currency crisis, when he made a short sale that earned him $1 billion. Today, Soros has a net worth estimated at over $25 billion. On the humanitarian front, Soros established the Open Foundation Societies in 1993, to support civic societies around the world by providing financial support and expertise in areas such as education, health, media and justice. The New York based foundation operates in over 100 countries. The self made billionaire has also written over 12 books on wide ranging topics, from globalization to the economy and the war on terrorism. Closer home, according to Biography.com, Soros married Tamiko Bolton in 2013 and is a father of 5 grown up children.
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The credit card perks and rewards program is a very old industry, which has been around for decades trying to attract top executives and other wealthy individuals. While the credit card programs used to target older professionals with more discretionary income, the latest credit card rewards program is actually doing the complete opposite.
The latest credit card reward program craze is the Magnises credit card program, which is gaining in popularity in the New York City area. According to Bloomberg, this credit card rewards program was developed by a 24-year old entrepreneur named Billy McFarland while he was still in school at Bucknell University.
The Magnises program targets young professionals that are between the ages of 21 and 30 years old. While the program does have some credit and income requirements, they are much less stringent than other card programs.
Unlike traditional credit card programs, the Magnises program does not attract users based on a lucrative cash or mileage back program. Instead it promises to provide a social and professional network.
Those that have the card will be able to link into the network that the card already has built. The user can either limit the network to the online community, of they could take advantage of the free parties and events that the company hosts every year. The amount of perks that the user receives will typically greatly outweigh the $250 annual fee that will be paid each anniversary.
Billy McFarland is still just a recent graduate from Bucknell University, but still sees incredible potential for growth for his company. While it is just a few years old, the program already has over 10,000 members even though the marketing has been limited. In coming years, he plans on rolling out the program in other major cities across the country, which will greatly increase users.
There are many special times that family and friends share during the year. While any time spent with family and friends is special. There are a few times during the year that tend to be more special than others. One of these times is the Christmas season. For many reasons, Christmas is a time of the year that provides many special memories. The time shared between family and friends during the Christmas season can be remembered for a lifetime.
One of the best things about Christmas for many people is having the opportunity to go home to visit family and friends. The time spent visiting love ones during the Christmas season provides the chance to catch up on what has been happening, talking about old times, letting people know how much they mean to others, and exchanging gifts for the season. Although there are many more things that can be done during the Christmas season, it is Christmas that makes everything that is done more special.
Going home to visit family and friends is and always will be a special part of Christmas. However, for some people, they cannot go home to visit family and friends. The reasons why are numerous, but for people who want to go home to visit love ones for Christmas and cannot go visit, the disappointment can last a very long time.
This is especially true for people in correction facilities. Many people in correction facilities want to go home to visit love ones, but they cannot go home. This is a problem that many people in correction facilities face. Although going home for Christmas is not possible for most people in correction facilities, Securus Technologies is providing technology that will allow people in correction facilities with the opportunity to see and talk to family and friends during the Christmas season by using its video visitation technology.
The technology works by making a connection between people located in a correction facility with their family and friends located at home. With a connection, people in correction facilities are able to see their family and friends in real time using the video visitation technology developed by Securus Technologies.
I feel that the video visitation technology provided by Securus Technologies will give many families the chance to share Christmas with love ones currently in correction facilities. With the opportunity to see and talk to family and friends, many people in correction facilities will be able to see Christmas even though they cannot be there physically.
Securus Technologies is a leading supplier of products and services to the technology market.
Eric Pulier childhood home is in Teaneck, New Jersey with a growing interest in programming. He began his programming years in fourth grade and formed a database group in high school. He then went on to join Harvard University where he specialized in English and American literature. While in campus, Eric Pulier edited and published a column on the Harvard Crimson. He also studied at the nearby MIT and graduated magna cum laude in 1988.
In 1991, Paul set up People Doing Things to address society issues such as education and healthcare through technology.In 1994, Paul created Digital Evolution and later merged it with US Interactive LLC in 1998.To date, Paul has founded 15 organizations and raised money for the ventures and events of the firms.
In 1997, Paul created the Presidential Technology Exhibition called The Bridge to the 21st Century under the Presidential Inaugural Committee. He then earned a position to contribute to the Al Gore’s health care and technology platform.
His other establishments include Desktone, Akana and Media Platform among others.
Paul was a contributor to the Understanding Enterprise Service Oriented Enterprise book as a co-author with Hugh Taylor. Forbes Magazine in March 2012 featured Paul’s article on the complexity of the Business industry.Paul is a renowned philanthropist with recognized donations to various NGOs.
He was a major contributor to the movement of enabling severely sick children to access a platform for chatting, blogging, and socializing through the organization Starbright World. He managed to cater for the team and volunteers that for the project. He then went on to raise additional funds with the collaboration of Paul Allen, Intel’s and Microsoft’s co-founders, to build an interactive online platform. The Starbright Foundation connected kids across 75 American hospitals through live video chats and a virtualized game environment. His other humanitarian act with children is the computer learning platform for children with diabetes known as StarBright Diabetes Foundation. The forum allowed children to learn about the causes of diabetes through an animated body mechanism virtual experience.
Paul received an Honor at the US Doctors for Africa donation event for his entrepreneurial ventures towards technological solutions for Africa.
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