State Agencies

Just recently, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority was reported to have failed to pay a sum of one million dollars and interest amounting to twenty million dollars that it had received as a loan from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. This company has been having a debt for more than five years. It is believed that there were almost seven million dollars from the missed payments.

Reliable sources say that the loan was acquired in the year 2005, and it was made for the construction of Heldrich. Heldrich is a hotel and conference institution that was developed by a popular non-profit making organization known as New Brunswick Development Corp.

The Senate President, Mr. Stephen Sweeney touted the corporation terming it as a paragon of what would be done when the public dollars that were funneled to the private firms in order to execute the big constrictions. Another model from the Atlantic City Development Corp is known as New Brunswick, and at the moment, it is expecting to oversee over two hundred million dollars in the private and public financing. Out of this amount, nineteen million is meant for CRDA money.

These two corporations are led by a lawyer known as Christopher Paladino, the person who had arranged for the twenty million dollars. In a new report released this week, Christopher announced that the amount will be paid in full, but this will only happen after several years.

The New Brunswick Development Corporation, popularly known as Devco, is a private nonprofit organization that is urban based. The real estate company was started a long time ago, in the 1970s, and its main objective was to work as a catalyst for the revitalization of the city.


Business, Public Relation

Sometimes, all it takes is one mistake to realize the importance of reputation management. Many people do not actually give a thought to the impact their online reputation can have on their personal or professional life. Once word spreads about your mistake or inappropriate conduct, then you will be dealing with a variety of issues, including reputation damage. And that’s exactly what happened to Melissa Click, assistant professor at the University of Missouri.

Melissa didn’t have any idea what she was getting herself into when she called for “muscle” to remove student journalists from a protest that was going on at the university campus. She didn’t choose her words wisely and that got her in trouble with the law as well as the school authority.

Melissa had to deal with the consequences of her action. Melissa was charged with third-degree assault and was ordered to do community service. And she faced suspension while the university was looking into the case, which almost got her fired from her job.

Melissa took immediate action to repair her reputation which got ruined once the video went viral. She sought help from Status Labs, one of the best reputation management firms in the industry.

Status Labs is well established in the field of reputation management and has worked with clients from a wide a variety of professions and backgrounds. The company understands what it takes to address any type of issue related to online reputation and has a high success rate.

Status Labs has some of the best trained and experienced reputation management professionals. Their professionals include digital content publishing specialists and search engine optimization experts. These professionals are highly dedicated to ensuring the best quality reputation management solutions for their clients.

If you are in need of effective reputation repair or reputation management service, get in touch with Status Labs as soon as possible.


For successful investors, it is all about understanding the current market and knowing when to pull the trigger on an investment and when to turn away. The same can be said about Kyle Bass. However, this individual has made his money through, while legal methods, off of individuals heartache. There are other investors who have done the same, but few have become publicized about the matter. Why is it that Kyle Bass has become the investor he is today? Through damaging interviews and his overall practice of making money off of the less fortunate.

When the housing market collapsed in the late 2000’s, Kyle Bass invested in the subprime mortgages expiring and being foreclosed upon. He, like many other individuals, saw that it was just a matter of time before the housing market collapsed. It wasn’t anything someone could stop, so warning others would not have done anything to help. He did what many investors did and invest money into the eventually “winning” side of the matter. In other words, every single time someone lost their home he made money. It is part of the nature of the beast, but what really came back to haunt Kyle Bass was his interviews about the subject.

Kyle conducted several different interviews with major news organizations, stating how he made his money and how happy he was for making the money. His gleeful nature made it especially damaging to his personal image and it instantly made him one of the “bad guys” from the entire situation.

Kyle isn’t done with his desire to make money off of people less informed than he. For the last several years, he has been stating the Asian market would collapse. With the right investments, it would prove possible to make a substantial amount of money. However, every single year the Asian markets have proven fine, yet Kyle continues to sing the possible collapse. He pointed to the Chinese market and the fast growing GDP. He pointed to the housing markets and how no country could sustain this kind of growth. With these proclamations, he had other individuals investing into markets against the Asian markets, which would pay off nicely, if the markets had collapsed. However, none of this has come to fruition and it has caused Kyle’s investors to lose a good amount of their investments.

Now, it seems more and more unlikely for this to ever happen. China devalued their currency. This way, the growing value of the currency wouldn’t drive companies away towards India and other, less expensive nations.


FullCycle Energy Fund has recently named Sam Tabar as COO. Sam has met this opportunity with enthusiasm and joy. He is planning to forming a partnership with the talents of the senior leadership team. His ultimate goal is to lower the costs of fuels and finding cleaner alternatives to the current fuels that are being offered to consumers. This opportunity is looking to be a change of pace for Sam Tabar who has previously worked as a budget overseer for financial institutions. Among the institutions he has worked for is Merril Lynch where he dealt with foundations, endowments, family offices, fund of funds and pensions. He has also dealt with the back office and front office teams.

Tabar was also an attorney to go along with his financial management experience. He later started work as a private venture capitalist. He invested in Tribute and SheThinx. He was one of the first set of investors in these companies. He provided the company assistance as it has given a major influence to the industry of feminine hygiene. Sam Tabar is also helping to empower women.  Sam is also on GoFundMe where he is working to help AWI make things happen.

With Sam Tabar’s new opportunity as COO for FullCircle Energy Fund, he is going to be a good influence to the company as they look for solution to the financial issues and air quality. Not only will he help the company come up with a new alternative that is a lot more affordable than the current offerings, but he will help take care of the problems with air. He will also help save the company money with his financial skills that he has utilized throughout his career.


Unemployment is one of the major problems of the modern world. Most youths today, have fallen victim to this and Newark community is not an exception. In a bid to address this problem, Kevin Seawright has led a program to assist in securing job for youths within the locale.

The program, once rolled out, intends to offer six weeks of paid summer work experience. It will cut across various activities ranging from empowerment lectures, financial literacy lessons and training on college readiness.

How to apply

Application for the program takes place online Seawright identified on Twitter. Here the prospective participant is supposed to fill out a form and submit it to the related website. In the past, the process took about six weeks, but with online application, it is quite faster and takes only thirty minutes to complete.

Target goals

The first goal is to increase the number of student employment opportunities. 2016 should be a year that an additional 500 jobs are to be created to take the number up from 3000 to 3500 job opportunities. Acquisition of financial literacy is the other goal of the program. Wright reiterates that this is a basic skill which will pave way for financial success after joining the professional workforce.

Projected time period

The program will run for duration of six weeks. It will kick off in July 5th and run through august 16th same year. Program participants will be required to pay a minimum wage to their student employees during its operation. This is meant to act as a motivating factor.

Professional experience of Kevin Stewart

Previously, Seawright had some experience working with the department of recreation and parks in Maryland as the financial officer. Here, he was tasked with managing a huge funding estimated at over $50 million. He then moved to the educational sector ad was charged with the responsibility of constructing huge budgets.

Similarly, he also took part in solving construction and infrastructural issues. Seawright also served in Collington life Care Community as the Director of operations.

The professional experience gathered earlier on makes the right person to steer the program towards a successful completion. Currently, Kevin is the executive vice president of Newark community economic development corporation.

The organization acts as the primary economic development agency in one of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark. The participants therefore, are looking forward to having a turnaround in their lives, something which will bring hope to the future of Newark City.


Securus Technologies has created an app that will connect inmates with their families. The Securus Video Visitation app is available on both Android and Apple devices. The app has already been downloaded 60,000 times on Android devices, and 5,000 on Apple devices. Remote visitation allows an innovative, convenient way for families and friends to reach their loved ones who are incarcerated. The inmate communication technology is a new approach to allowing inmates to connect to the outside world as an alternative to in person visitation. 

The app gives the inmate’s family or friend the ability to save time on travel, time and money by allowing the visitation to happen virtually. The Securus Video Visitation is only available at select facilities and based on the availability of devices. For those seeking to use this option, they must have a computer, smartphone or tablet and a high speed internet connection. In order to have access to the virtual visitation option, the inmate or the visitation requester must schedule visitation in advance. Other features of the virtual visitation app includes visitation calendar syncing, alerts for upcoming visits and the ability to optimize app function by monitoring WiFi quality and device connection capability.

Securus Technologies was established in Dallas, Texas, where it’s current headquarters is still located today. They have served the corrections industry for over 30 years, providing secure and effective technology to improve the system for the incarcerated individuals and workers of the justice system. They currently serve over 34,000 criminal justice and corrections facilities across the country. Their visual communication programs, including the Video Visitation app, are used by 1.2 million inmates in 48 states in the United States. They have other offices in Carrolton, TX, Allen, TX and Atlanta, GA. 

With a new sales executive at the helm, Securus hopes to increase their client base. In December 2015, Josh Bell was appointed as the Senior Vice President of Sales. His past history of invigorating company sales records has made him a suitable choice for the position. He formerly worked for tech companies IBM and AT&T. Through presentations of their services and under new leadership, the company hopes to improve their training program of sales members and to share their products and services to facility heads. Once their products have been presented through a professional technological approach, Securus’ goal is to increase the amount of facility contracts secured. 

Securus Techonologies is not affiliated with the health supplement Securus or the website, Securus America.

Hair Product Reviews

WEN is a hair care system that uses one sephora product to replace your shampoo, conditioner, and detangler. It claims to clean hair without lathering or using harsh sulfates which can strip hair of its natural oils. On Emily McClure tries out the Wen system on her hair. She is curious as to how the system will work on her own fine, thin hair. Emily orders the fig version because it is supposed to deliver moisture, bounce, and shine. The first thing she notices is that the Wen hair system recommends using more product than she is used to in her normal routine.  By day three, she is impressed by how shiny and bouncy her hair looks. Emily also notices that less of her hair seems to be falling out in the shower and that her hair almost immediately seemed thicker. On day six she gets a much needed confidence boost from friends who notice how shiny her hair looks. Overall, she is happy with the shine the WEN hair product line provided but would recommend daily showering in the morning for the product to work with fine hair.

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Health Beat

Phillipines native Bernardo Chua is a coffee enthusiast and global businessman. Hailed as the most successful business man in the Pacific Rim, Chua has won numerous awards. Among these is a five time awarding of the “Direct Sales Company of the Year”. As a leading successor with numerous companies, he set out to create OrganoGold and it has been a global hit.

The idea for OrganoGold was sparked in 2008, when Chua saw a need to introduce to the Western world what is known as ganoderma lucidum, a mushroom grown worldwide. He successfully incorporated this mushroom into coffees and teas and it has become a huge hit. With its headquarters based in British Columbia, Chua stated on Twitter he wanted to show more countries what they are missing out on.

OrganoGold has expanded their market to currently include nine different coffee and tea related drinks. Among these are traditional black coffee, green tea, and hot chocolate, all boasting the health benefits offered with ganoderma. The company didn’t stop there, though. They have expanded their business even further with ganoderma spore powder capsules, mycelium, and ganoderma lucidum capsules. All of these nutrition supplements can assist health oriented consumers achieve their personal health goals.

The company also offers career opportunities for those wanting to get into the sales field. Hopeful candidates can become OrganoGold distributers and those who perform to high standards can even be awarded with a Mercedes, Lamborghini, or Ferrari. Also offered in the incentives are luxury vacation packages.

It is no surprise that OrganoGold has become such a global hit, offered in 44 countries and 6 continents and generating a revenue of 215 million dollars in 2013. With amazing career opportunities, a business savvy founder, and an outstanding product line OrganoGold was designed for success. With how fast the company has grown, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon and consumers can only expect for the company to continue growing and expanding.  Follow Bernardo through Facebook for more.


Bloomberg Business recently reported that Argentina will be rejoining the global investment market. They will be releasing their nearly 12 billion dollars of debt onto the market. One company that will be buying up quite a bit of that debt is Highland Capital Management. Highland Capital is very excited about these new securities because securities from Argentina, at least for the past 2 years, have been providing returns of around 20 percent.

Argentina’s new president is attempting to do this in order to regain some economic stability after the previous president’s poor policies. The main surprise has been the amount of investors who are saying that they would like to reinvest in Argentina. It was expected that as soon as many were paid out, they would take the money and go to other markets. However, the returns from other emerging markets are nothing compared to what investors are able to see in Argentina.

The debt is expected to be released into the New York market in April after Judge Thomas Griesa lifts the ban that has been on the country since 2001. It was 15 years ago that the country defaulted on 95 billion dollars

James Dondero and his firm, Highland Capital, having been investing in emerging markets for years now. Jim Dondero was actually one of the pioneers of creating collateralized loan obligation markets and the same for collateralized debt obligations. Jim knew that when he started his firm, he needed to do something that would create a niche market for the firm and its investors. So they combined this type of investing with creating credit oriented solutions for investors in all different parts of the globe. Now Highland Capital provides every service from CLOs and private equity funds to mutual funds and hedge funds. They also provide ETFs, REITs and institutional separate accounts.

Over the years James has worked for different companies and then went out and started his own with Highland Capital. He has earned certification as a Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant.

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