Monthly Archives: August 2016

Adjusting for Real Estate in other Countries

If living in another country and looking to purchase real estate in the United States, it can be difficult to understand the exchange rate in pricing from that countries currency to what is expected in the USA. However, because of the efforts of David Osio and his company Davos Real Estate Group, they have created a mobile application called the Davos CAP Calculator, designed to help investors translate currency into real costs in real estate in the USA.

This type of calculator, as created by David Osio and his team, will help improve investment portfolios. The design gives investors an edge to understand what the output of performance will look like. Another factor that will assist investors with the Davos CAP Calculator is diversification of their investments in US properties.

The Davos CAP Calculator will accurately calculate net income, capitalization rates and cash flow of real estate investments. Like someone who is shopping for a mortgage for the first time, they can access any number of mortgage calculators that will calculate monthly mortgages, long-term cost of the interest, and when it will be paid off.

Of course through the Davos Real Estate Group, investors can actually use services like their online Mortgage calculator as well as download the Davos CAP Calculator for free from iTunes. This will allow customers and investors to have a myriad of tools to use to make savvy investment decisions.

David Osio is the founder and CEO of Davos Financial Group, a domestic and global strategy firm. Osio has spent more than 20 years transforming his company into the global firm that it is today. Before founding this venture, he worked in banking from 1989 to 1993 as Vice Pesident of commercial banking for Banco Latino International in Miami. The work in the banking industry helped prepare him to successfully run his own company. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/david-osio#/entity

His strong education prepared him for the career he has developed over the last 20 years. Learn more: http://www.maduradas.com/tag/david-osio/


Thor Halvorssen – A Brief Historical Background of the Human Rights Foundation Founder

Portrayed as the champion of the powerless and underdog by the New York Times, Thor Halvorssen is a film producer as well as a renowned human rights advocate. The 39 years old Halvorssen is a half-cast, between a Venezuelan and a Norwegian. Although he was born and raised in Caracas, Halvorssen speaks fluent English—without accent. His descendants are reputable heads of states and swashbucklers. His paternal grandfather, Øystein, was the consul in Venezuela for the Norwegian king during World War II. Halvorssen’s mother, on the other hand, is a descendant of Cristóbal Mendoza, the first president of Venezuela.

How Halvorssen Became a Human Rights Advocate

It was not until 1989 that the renowned activist started advocating for human rights. It started in 1989 when he, as an adolescent, organized an opposition to the South African apartheid in London. Later on, in 2005, Thor Halvorssen formed the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), which was based in New York. Halvorssen’s knowledge on the human rights field is not solely theoretical; there are several occurrences that motivated him to take this bold step.

Another one of his relatives, Hugo Chávez who perpetually challenged the Chavista regime, is currently serving a jail term in Venezuela as a political prisoner.

Accomplishments

The formation of the HRF is among the milestone achievements of this human rights advocate. At the time of its formation, the main objectives of the HRF were to promote democracy and tolerance in Latin America as well as to liberate political prisoners. Over the years, the foundation has been able to liberate about seven prisoners of conscience. Additionally, the organization has managed to provide amicus briefs for the major international human rights related cases and submit evidence to various Truth Commissions across the globe.

Thor Halvorssen is also the CEO and founder of Oslo Freedom Forum, a popular global human-rights festival. He is also the Patron of the Children’s Peace Movement, which is based in Prague.

This Reddit thread contains additional information about Thor’s activism and appearance on Fox News.


Choosing The Right Medicare Advantage Plan With InnovaCare

Getting the top medical care available is the top priority for many individuals. This is especially true in areas where the options for these services can seem limited. Many people in Puerto Rico feel that this is the case in their area. This is especially true for many of the individuals who are on the government ran Medicare plans.

Puerto Rican medical recipients have several plan options available to them. Among the more popular plans are the Medicare Advantage plans. InnovaCare plans operate in many of the same ways the traditional medicare plans work. However, there are some very distinct differences in these plans.

The Medicare Advantage Plans are becoming increasingly popular because of the participants ability to use InnovaCare Health services. InnovaCare Health is known for its amazing customer service and large network of physicians. There are over 7,500 quality physicians available for patients to choose from. InnovaCare operates two distinct plans under Medicare.

The success of InnovaCare is directly related to the outstanding team the runs the organization. The team is headed by the President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard Shinto. Dr. Rick Shinto received his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of California in Irving, California.

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Another top player at InnovaCare is Penelope Kokkinides. Ms. Kokkinides is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for the organization. She has held this position since June 2015. Prior to this, Ms. Penelope Kokkinides was the Chief Operating Officer for the organization. She also brings over twenty years of medical and insurance experience to the organization. Ms. Kokkinides received her education at the Binghamton University, New York University, and Columbia University School of Public Health. She holds several degrees including a post-Masters degree in substance and alcohol abuse. Her expertise, however, lies in developing clinical research programs and the overall management of healthcare operations and processes.

Medicare Advantage Plans are rapidly becoming more popular. This is evident in many places, such as Puerto Rico. Over one-third of enrolled medicare participants have chosen these plans over the traditional Medicare plans. InnovaCare Health is one example of why these plans are gaining popularity. InnovaCare is headed by an experienced and compassionate team. Their main goal offering their participants the best medical care and customer service possible.


Danilo Diaz Granados orchestrates a Memorable Event for Elite Miami Socialites

Danilo Diaz Granados, the TOYS for BOYS co-founder, pulled off a fun-filled and unforgettable event for wealthy individuals in Miami. The summer’ event featured helicopter rides, Dom Perignon Champagne, exclusive previews, mind-blowing racetrack experience, and a sunset boat ride. Danilo has organized various amazing events for elite Miami socialites since 2013. On several occasions, Danilo has said that his primary mission is to create hyper-sensory experiences for his guests. He believes that Miami has beautiful sites and unique stores.

A brief look at the event

During the exceptional event, the hand-selected socialites were privileged to an amazing breakfast at the sales center of the acclaimed One Thousand Museum. They had an opportunity to preview of the much-anticipated Miami, Biscayne area-based residential building. Then, the guests were flown to Palm Beach Race Track via a helicopter. Each guest had a chance to race around the beach.

They embarked on another helicopter ride and were welcomed with Dom Perignon Bottle, a nice lunch at the River Yacht Club, and ended their day with a fantastic sunset boat ride. Technomar and Van Dutch sponsored the evening boat ride by availing their newest boats. Other major sponsors included Gryphon Racing, Van Dutch Americas, Air Commander Aerospace, and One Thousand Museum.

Danilo Diaz Granados

Danilo is a multi-talented business executive. He has unequaled experience in hedge fund management, sales marketing, entrepreneurship, and event planning. He is the co-founder of TOYS for BOYs, a luxury boutique, which provides fine watches, exotic automobiles, high-quality jewelry, and contemporary art. The boutique has ruled the Miami’s market since inception. Danilo is planning to increase the relevance of the luxury boutique in other cities across the United States. He has established himself as a brand in the entertainment industry through his successful Films for Glory.

Since 2015, he has been advising Fireman Capital Partners on investing in productive areas. Danilo is a prominent social media personality, who interacts with his many followers on Facebook and Twitter.


The Slyce Team Leading in Image Recognition Technology

 

Image recognition is a developing technology that identifies and detects objects, logos, people, buildings and anything of value to the enterprises and consumers. The technology is used in many applications such as security surveillance, toll booth monitoring and factory automation. Image recognition software can be used to initiate a search, and it can change a picture into a hyperlink, coupon, video or service. The technology is popular with Google and Amazon. Consumers with Smartphone, tablets, with image recognition software, can snap a shot of something they have seen, loved or require and find the same item online.

The technology can be used by publishers, retailers and brands to acquire new customers and maximize returns. Users can interact with retailers, brands and the experience is fast, affordable and accurate. The technology uses cloud platform and may be available from any web browser. There have been advances in the visual searches where a picture is explained out loud and thus helping the visually impaired and also incorporating safety features in cars. A customer can use quick response codes by scanning the code printed by a company to get a similar product and as earlier highlighted a picture gives back results of a product and brand. Consumers are also able to click and buy items that they see and like on adverts.

Slyce is an image recognition company that was founded in 2012 and uses universal scanners for accurate image recognition. Customers can snap an item and search the net and receive results of the same item. Other than pictures, Slyce handles coupons, QR codes and barcodes to give similar results. Through features available in Slyce, one can be able to either purchase, discover, buy or find more information about a product online. The visual search involves 1, 2, and 3-dimensional images. The 1-dimensional image uses barcodes, coupons and QR codes to connect the user directly to the information of the product. 2-dimensional images use print materials and products tags for customers to buy products online.

Slyce which has its headquarters in Toronto Canada has the following functions to choose from Snap to Buy, Snap to Discover, Snap to List and Snap to Coupon. Under the leadership of Tedd Mann the president, Slyce has worked with multiple developers and Fortune 1000 brands and companies.


Wengie Makes DIY Hair Removal Wax; The Results Were Entertaining

Doing it yourself (DIY) is an action that is overtaking a multitude of industries. The Australian beauty blogger, Wengie, is no stranger to DIY–especially when it comes to making her own beauty products. Taking things into your own hands not only creates a fun learning experience, but drastically cuts the cost of buying beauty supplies, and the products serve the same purpose. Often times, making your own products is organic, which makes it generally better for your skin.

So, just what has Wengie made for beauty products, and were they effective?

Hair Removal Wax: Hard and Soft, and How They Compare to Name Brands

Hard Sugar Wax

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of water

The blogger combined all of these ingredients in a pot and brought them to a boil. Once the mixture started to boil, she reduced the heat and continued cooking it for around seven minutes or until the mixture turned a caramel brown color. When the cooking process was done, she transferred the mixture into a jar and allowed it to cool.

An Experiment Using Nair Strip-Free Wax

Upon applying this mixture to her legs, the beauty breathed a sigh of relief. There was no burning nor general discomfort. As a result, she adjusted her recipe for round two!

Soft Sugar Wax

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of water

Following the same cooking and cooling process, everybody’s favorite YouTube personality was anxious to try this on her skin. The consistency was better and the smell was just as enticing, but the results were profoundly greater. It is safe to say that this might be Wengie’s go-to DIY beauty product in the future!

 

Learn more about Wengie:

https://www.pinterest.com/wengie/