Michael Zomber; The Collector of Arms

Michael Zomber is known for collecting weaponry that was used by the previous generations. In this way, he is a historian and his endeavors in the collection these arms is a way of preserving the history of the people who used them. He shared some of the different types of guns he has collected with the American History Channel in Tales of a gun series. Some of the guns include are Guns of the Orient and Automatic Pistols. Mr. Zomber also possesses a lot of knowledge on the popular Japanese Samurai swords. Michael has been involved in many interviews where he talks about his collections, his publications and the films he has been involved in creating.

As a filmmaker, he has written more than a dozen screenplays. Being an author he has written a couple of historical novels. The novels include; Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A child of the Civil War, Shogun lemitsu and Jesus and the Samurai. These books are available in print and also online you can get them on Amazon. He produced the popular documentary Soul of the Samurai with his wife, Andrea. Michael Zomber, being a historian knows the atrocities that were brought about by these weapons in the past. He advocates for peace and love globally and supports NGO’s that foster peace like Amnesty International, Global Exchange and Doctors without Borders.

Mr. Zomber was born in Washington D.C He has a degree in English Literature and Psychology and also a masters degree in English literature from UCLA. He is married to his wife, Andrea and together they have two children Christopher and Gabriella. Michael supports various philanthropic organizations including Antiwar.com and the Randolph Bourne Institute. These organizations advocate for free speech for anti-war movements as the local media houses may not be as efficient in promotion of peace.

The unifying factor with RBI is that people of all the political affiliations, be it leftist, right or libertarian can all come together. He also supports Disabled American Veterans. This ensures that the military men and veterans who sacrificed for the country in war do not suffer in poverty. Michael also supports the efforts of The Smiley Train. This organization provides free cleft surgery and related treatment for children would not have had it done due to financial strain. The treatments enable these kids to do things that they would never have done if they remained with their conditions.  Check out his production company’s website to see more of what Michael has done, and continues to accomplish.

3D Shopping with Slyce and Shoe Carnival

The visual product platform Slyce inc. has officially announced that it has launched visual search technology with the leading USA accessories and footwear retailers Shoe Carnival.

The fully automated 3D visual search technology allows people shopping on shoecarnival.com to take a photo of any shoe, either from alternative sources such as the news paper or the real world. Once the picture is added in no time the viewer is presented with the closest matching products. Kent Zimmerman,the VP of eCommerce for Shoe Carnival, stated “We’re very excited to be launching mobile visual search functionality with Slyce. Mobile is a big part of our multi-channel strategy, and we’re always looking for ways to stay ahead of the innovation curve and provide our customers with the most convenient shopping experience”. This software is sur e Shoe Carnival is the leading USA show retailer and for good reason. They offers assorted prices for athlete and casual footwear for men, women and children and has over 400 stores across 34 states and Puerto Rico.

Slyce, bases in Toronto, ON, brings amazing visual search technologies and is now focused on enabling a powerful sales channel for major retailers and their consumers. Customers can engage with retailers by simply taking a photo of their desired product with their mobile device and initiating the visual search service’s. The software will then find that exact product and similar ones like it to choose from. Slcye’s technology is used by big retailer brands such as Home Depot, JCpennys and Urban Outfitters.

Slyces business model has different revenue streams arising from its visual search platform customer apps. They include program promotion’s, fee’s of software licensing, purchase transaction and integration. Slyce CEO Mark Elfenbein said, “This deployment by Slyce with Shoe Carnival represents another impressive milestone for our Company as it is one of the very first, large-scale, fully automated visual search deployments in the marketplace. Requiring only a single snap — i.e. no need for additional data to be input by the user — and with rapid response times, it offers an exceptionally easy and intuitive experience for users.”

Slyce has once again pushed the envelope for visual search platform and what lies beyond seems nothing short of promising.

The Experiment With Wen Products

When Emily McClure from The Bustle did her own experiment with WEN hair products by Chaz Dean, she was surprised by the results. McClure has fine hair, so she is very leery of conditioners. The experiment was for seven days, and the results varied throughout that week. At first, McClure was surprised by the fact that her hair felt more thick and it looked more shiny after she first use the WEN hair product.

Over the course of the 7 days, McClure’s hair went through different stages. Some days it was shiny and thick looking, and other days it was greasy. Some of McClure family members and friends commented on the fact that her hair looked great. That gave her a lot of confidence. In the end, McClure does believe that she will keep Wen products in her shower, even though she does not believe she will use them every day. McClure will use these products when she wants her hair to look shiny and thick.

WEN Hair is a conditioning shampoo that was created by Chaz Dean. Dean first started working in photography and later he went on to have an interest in cosmetology and hair.

Dean did not like that many haircare products stripped hair of its natural oils, so he decided that he was going to make a shampoo that also conditioned hair. Basically Wen hair products do all the work of a shampoo and conditioner, and they leave hair looking bouncy, shiny, and beautiful. Chaz Dean has made a professional career of selling Wen products on sephora stores and many women and men all around the world use Wen products regularly because of the wonderful benefits that it gives to their hair.

 

Investment Banking Involves More Than Just Opening Checking Accounts

The banking industry has various types of banking institutions. While most people are familiar with the traditional local banks where people do daily banking activities such as opening checking accounts, there are other types of banking institutions. One of the banking types that people may not be aware of but tend to hear about all the time is investment banking, which is also called corporate banking.

As one of its commonly used names suggest, corporate banking is known for establishing and maintaining banking relationships with corporations. Whether large or small, corporations tend to work with investment banks because the structure and functions of investment banks is more suited to handling corporate clients.

The investment banking structure consists of three primary areas. These areas are asset management, sales and training, and investment banking division. The three areas have some cross over but the areas are structured differently. Each area provides a unique range of banking services.

Any investment bank can use the various areas that comprise the investment banking structure. However, usually only large investment banks manage more than one investment banking area at one time.

Smaller investment banks usually focus on one investment banking area because the banks lack the financial and human resources needed to handle multiple investment banking areas. As a result, smaller investment banks generally focus on one particular investment banking area. The area that many smaller investment banks focus on is investment banking division.

Investment bankers are one of the key resources in any investment bank. A good investment banker can make an investment bank highly successful. The combination of talents and skills needed to become an investment banker make it hard for people to master the position. However, there are numerous successful investment bankers in the investment banking arena.

Martin Lustgarten is currently one of the most successful investment bankers. He is the founder and CEO of his own investment firm Lustgarten Martin. He has acquired a quality list of clients over the years, which includes both large and small corporations along with various individuals.

He provides his clients with a variety of investment banking services, but he also provides a risk taking approach to his services that gives his clients a unique blend of banking options.

Wen by Chaz Revitalizes Fine Hair

Bustle took on a serious challenge in testing the extremely positive claims for the cleansing conditioner made by WEN by Chaz. It featured an article by one of its editors detailing how Wen by Chaz worked wonders on her fine, thin locks after just seven days of exclusive use. She documented her results with before and after pictures on facebook, which show readers just what an incredible change the Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner had on her mane. After just one week of using Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner as her go to shampoo and conditioner, the author proclaimed that she would turn to Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner for any time that she wanted to take her hair to the next level of shine and volume.

Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner has been featured on many websites like Sephora, infomercials and has even been the subject of over the top positive reviews on guthy-renker.com by celebrities, such as Angie Harmon and Brooke Shields. Countless women have also left over the moon testimonials about how fabulous their hair turned out after using the Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner.

Besides making hair look shinier and much fuller than how it appears after using average shampoos on the market, Wen hair cleansing conditioner leaves hair healthier after each use. This is a very unique quality for a cleansing conditioner in the hair care market, as most hair care products leave hair more processed and weighed down than before they were used. Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner uses a sulfate free formula, which keeps hair from being damaged with each use.
 

James Dondero and Highland Capital Management Are Making New Purchases

Octa Finance, along with other news outlets, are taking an interest in Highland Capital Management’s third quarter from 2015. The firm made some major changes over the course of the quarter and these changes were revealed in their 13F, which was filed at the beginning of February. Octa Finance did an analysis of the firm’s various moves. One of the major changes that occurred during the quarter was to Highland Capital’s equity exposure. Their equity exposure makes up roughly 22 percent of the firm’s assets and it dropped in value by 1.49 billion dollars over the course of the third quarter.

The article then went on to explain that the firm had made 69 new purchases in total. The biggest new buys that the firm made were in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr, which now represents 1.96 percent of the firm’s portfolio; Amazon Com Inc, which now represents .68 percent of the firm’s portfolio; Intra Cellular Therapies Inc, which now represents .46 percent of the firm’s portfolio; Danaher Corp Del, which now represents .50 percent of the firm’s portfolio; and Eagle Pharmaceuticals, which represents .52 percent of Highland Capital Management’s portfolio.

James Dondero co-founded this firm in 1993. He decided to create a unique firm that specializes in specific areas that draw niche clients from all over the world. Dondero has done this by concentrating on providing 2 specific services. The first service connects retail and institutional investors from around the world to credit based solutions. The second service the Dondero help Highland Capital Management to specialize in is the creation of a market for collateralized loan obligation.

James has also managed to grow the firm to have other services on offer too. Highland Capital Management also offers services for emerging markets, real estate solutions, health care investments, distressed and special situation opportunities, high yield credit, structured products and short and long term equity. Jim was able to create this large of a firm because of his vast experience. He has worked as an analyst, a chief investment officer, a corporate bond analyst and a portfolio manager. He understands investments from the inside out due to decades of experience in these various positions with different companies.

Follow James Dondero on Facebook today!

Brian Torchin A Chiropractor On The Move

Brian Torchin is a man on the move. As a top healthcare recruiter and a veteran of the health care industry, he is experienced in not only managing health care offices in Philadelphia, Delaware, and Florida but also in practicing medicine as a top notch chiropractor. He is currently serving as the President of Health Care Recruitment Counselors, LLC and has recently expanded his reach into Europe and Asia. Brian’s professional career started out through his own experiences as a doctor of chiropractic medicine. However, as his knowledge grew he imagined another goal, the goal of how his company Health Recruitment Counselors could provide their clients with the best staff possible.

To that end, Health Recruitment Counselors offers a number of additional services to medical practices that are searching for qualified employees and assistants. Besides staffing, they also do consulting services, training, and even background checks. Torchin also is active in tweeting. One of his favorites includes blogs about the pitfalls in hiring a chiropractor and how to recruit potential employees through social media sites like LinkedIn.

He points out that you should always create an office that exudes a welcoming environment for your patients and make sure that you and your office staff make it crystal clear to the patients you treat that you realize that if it weren’t for them that you wouldn’t be there.  Brian Torchin can also be followed on Mashable, and Behance.

The Human Rights Foundation Promotes and Protects Freedom

Thor Halvorssen Founder of The Human Rights Foundation
Thor Halvorssen is the founder of the New York Human Rights Foundation, he is also a human rights activist . He and the Human Rights group have a and solid focus on closed societies. He is a man who is passionate about freedom and human rights. Thor and this foundation have been responsible for the release of several prisoners of conscience among many other accomplishments.

Protecting Rights Around the World
The Human Rights Foundation is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization. This is a group that does provide support and protection for human rights around the world. The goal is to unify individuals in a common cause. The cause is to promote liberal democracy and defend human rights. The HRF upholds a mission to ensure that freedom is promoted as well as preserved.

Include Individual Liberty
Individual liberty is included in the groundwork of HRF. This organization is committed to individual liberty. The programs that are incorporated into this foundation are aimed at awareness. Raising awareness about the vulnerability of freedom. This includes the nature of freedom and individual liberty. The idea is to provide needed education on the following:
* why freedom does matter
* how freedom can be nurtured
* how freedom can be sustained
It must be known, HRF does not in any way condone or support violence.

Peaceful Ways to Promote Freedom
There are peaceful methods to use when promoting and protecting freedom. The HRF has the ability to make use of their programs. This is not done through violence, peaceful and informative methods are used. The methods that are used include:
* broadcasting to intellectuals, experts, the general public, and leaders
* the use of initiatives
* campaigns to free prisoners (political)
* on-the-ground education
* seminars
* production and organization of engaging
The Human Rights Foundation had been incorporated in 2005. It opened in New York, in the year 2006.

Thor Halvorssen is a Champion
This would include those individuals who are powerless along with those who appear to be the underdog. Thor may be seen as a champion because his passionate nature is clearly showing up through the Human Rights Foundation.

Raising Awareness Through Music

The Autism Rocks Go Fund Me fundraiser was started and developed by Sanjay Shah in efforts to raise money and collect donations for the neurological condition called autism. With a lot of hard work and many efforts, he has been able to raise money and donate some of the money to Cambridge University. They have been able to complete some of their research projects as well as aid in helping families and patient’s cope with the effects of autism. To families, the diagnosis can become devastating and hard to understand. Shah’s wishes are to help with creating money donations and aid in the research to better understand the condition.

Shah’s son was diagnosed with autism in 2011. He was only two years old, but they were able to diagnose him at a very early age and a very early stage. Initially Shah and his wife were shocked and not sure what to do. They wanted to be able to just fix the problem and make it go away. After discovering that wasn’t the case, Shah got to work on creating a fundraising event.

Autism Rocks is an invite only concert that is performed by some of the industry’s most famous musicians. He has had the pleasure of working with Snoop Dogg, Drake, Michael Buble, Snoop Dogg and many others. In fact, it was Snoop Dogg who urged him to take up the music industry again as he had done prior in the past. Shah took the idea and ran with it, and now has created a successful charity that is making a different in the world today.

Sanjay Shah has lead a quite successful life with all of his endeavors. He was an accountant for many years and then opened his own brokerage firm called Solo Capital. His successful investment business has expanded and grown rapidly, becoming one of the leading investment companies in the Central London and Dubai area. Follow Sanjay Shah on Twitter to keep up with news and information.

Be Careful With Kyle Bass

A suddenly influential individual who previously went about relatively unknown is always suspicious, and Kyle Bass and his shady past is no exception. A hedge fund manager out of Texas, Bass quickly gained renown when he publicly declared an economic recession in the United States’ future. He made this prediction in regard to the sub-prime lending market which led to the 2008 collapse. Since he was correct, people began to listen to him in higher and higher numbers. Certainly this had some positive effect on Bass’ financial endeavors, but as he continued to make more media appearances, somehow his hedge fund actually began to decline. That’s not the kind of relationship a high profile financier should have with his hedge fund; it should be the other way round! Yet even when compared against relatively average funds, Bass’ still under-performs the vast majority of them.

The more appearances Bass makes in the media, the more people seem to trust him. This is very dangerous. Bass is betting on a variety of horses, though. If you bet on all of them, one’s bound to win, isn’t it? Right now one of Bass’ biggest scams involves defrauding sick people out of cures and medical advances. Certainly that’s not how Bass sees it. No, he sees himself as humanitarian. Didn’t he, after all, start the pseudo-humanitarian organization CAD? The Coalition for Affordable Drugs has even been successful in decreasing the cost of many big-ticket pharmaceutical companies’ medication. So the sick are paying less! Isn’t that good?

In no way. The pharmaceuticals who lose out lose millions. Imagine a drug is purported to bring in one million dollars, but CAD gets on it and cuts its price down ninety percent. Now the return is only 100k. From a business perspective, the rest of that income needs to be accounted for. This means cutting the fat, as it were, from operations. As integral to operations as research and development are, often one of the first places to lose funding under such scenarios is varying R&D departments. The net result? Cures on the horizon are suspended indefinitely. Meanwhile, Kyle Bass short sells his holdings in the company he’s used CAD to attack and makes millions.

These are some very solid reasons to be careful trusting anything Bass has to say about…anything. The likelihood is, he’s got a secondary motive impossible to see until he pulls out with millions of dollars to be devoted to some other scheme. Socialist or no, Bass’ actions are suspicious, dangerous, and often unethical.