The Japanese people today are heirs to an ancient culture. The nation of Japan has existed in some form for many hundreds of years. Japanese history is rich and varied. While many periods of time in Japan retain fascination for the Japanese people and others, it is the Samurai period that continues to bring people back again and again. This is where historian, film maker and antique arms expert Michael Zomber has chosen to focus his attention. His expertise is one that has helped him demonstrate to others just how much the craft of metal working was developed in Japan at this time. Zomber has spent a great deal of time learning as much as possible about the work that went into these items.
A Burning Passion
It was at an early age that Zomber began to realize just how much he found a home in the world of the Samurai and ancient Japan. He was astonished to realize at the time that this period of time had people who were able to create objects that are both beautiful and extremely useful as well. As he points in out in a recent article, people today are still rightfully awed by the use of such objects. Today, Zomber makes it clear on Facebook he enjoys the opportunity to speak out about the use of such items to audiences who share his passion all over the globe. He is someone who is devoted to helping people learn to appreciate antique Japanese body armor and their swords.
His Many Outlets
Zomber has spent the last few decades working hard to increase his own understanding of this time as well as the ways that Japanese sword experts were able to use them in battle when necessary. Many people all over the globe have happily listened to him as he has helped them explore the world of the Samurai and the creation of such items. He has walked viewers through the history of this time on television, written books about the period and helped provide his many clients with accurate advice about the quality of a given item of Japanese metal. Read more about Michael on CrunchBase.
As a little girl I always hoped and wished I could have beautiful hair. I didn’t have ugly hair but I didn’t have hair like the girls in the teen magazines that I had secretly read when I thought no one was looking. I just wanted to have hair like the people I had watched growing up but it never seemed possible for a girl like me. I guess it just didn’t seem possible because I never knew what products those people used to get the hair that I had so often dreamed about until I stumbled across this article by Emily McClure.
Emily McClure is a beauty blogger for Bustle and she wrote an in depth article about how she had decided to take the WEN Hair By Chaz challenge. Wen hair By Chaz was created initially by Chaz Dean. It has been advertised on the sephora beauty market. It was created as a 5 in 1 solution fit for all types of women with all types of hair. Not only was Wen hair transformation but it was also a product that helped us all suddenly believe that having beautiful hair was as simple as 1, 2, 3 and I was elated to find such a jewel.
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Paving the way from daytime television to bask in some box office ‘magic’ Crystal Hunt shines bright in the summer hit Magic Mike XXL.
The sequel to 2012’s Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL has most of the fan favorites returning but also introduces a heavy female cast this go round. Hunt, widely known for her role on daytimes One Life to Live as Stacy Morasco and Guiding Light’s Lizzie Spaulding called the role of Lauren in Magic Mike XXL “…an honor…an empowering role and the comradery among the females on set was apparent”.
In addition to Hunt, and certainly making Magic Mike XXL a perfect girls’ night out movie, the cast also boasts strong talent such as Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks, Rhoda Griffis, Raeden Greer, Jane McNeil and Kimberly Drummond.
From Clearwater, Florida, Crystal Hunt starred in various commercials during her childhood before landing the role of Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light from 2003-2006. In 2005, the role garnered a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in Drama Series. In 2009 Hunt joined the cast of One Life to Live. She has also appeared in 2005’s The Derby Stallion and in Sydney White in 2007.
Hunt’s recent endeavor has her joining forces with another group of strong female actresses in a docu-series titled Queens of Drama which will air in the near future. The series stars and will follow former daytime and primetime actresses Hunt, Lindsay Hartley, Vanessa Marcil, Hunter Tylo and Chrystee Pharris as they work together to develop and produce a new series. Make sure to follow Crystal on Facebook, and check out her photography website as well.
U.S Money Reserve is the largest distributor of government-issued precious metal coins, bullion and bars in United States, headquartered in Austin, Texas.
The company was established by gold market veterans who acknowledged the need to combine expert market knowledge, quality customer service and trustworthy guidance – aspects that are key to purchasing precious metals. The company has served more than 300,000 clients across United States.
U.S. Money Reserve supports philanthropic activities funding various charities that supports child welfare including Brothers Big Sisters of Central Austin, The Austin Children Center, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America. U.S Money Reserve also raised money for a number of endowments among them, the Superhero Kids Endowment to help meet non-medical expenses of families of kids undertaking treatment at Dell Children’s for Blood Diseases and cancer.
The Chief Executive Officer of U.S Money Reserve is none other than Philip Diehl, the former President of U.S Mint Directors; a company that principally produce circulating coinage in the United States. In an interview with Entrepreneurial Podcast Network Radio‘s host Eric Dye, Philip Diehl explained how much it costed him to revolutionize U.S Mint Directors into one of United States recognized entrepreneurial enterprise.
According to him, a commitment toward ultimate customer satisfaction was the key to his transformation. Diehl insist that after 6 years of trying to satisfy each and every one of his clients, he eventually matched the very best in American business.
After his appointment as the CEO of U.S Money Reserve, he advanced the same entrepreneurial principles and philosophies of customer satisfaction and for this reason, the company is the largest distributor of both foreign and native government-issued gold coins. The company sells its products online via their e-commerce website live on a competitive pricing. Read more: Buy Gold, Silver, and Platinum and Why Buy Gold
PR Newswire reports that earlier this year, the company unveiled an IRA program that allow their clients and businesses to hold Gold as a representation of their wealth while benefiting from any surge in the prices of Gold. This will serve to protect their client’s wealth against the anticipated financial turmoil already in existence in Asian countries.
Customers can choose from minted silver, platinum or gold as all these precious metals are all tender backed by the U.S government. And as the financial market edge toward volatility, the price of gold is expected to go up.
To stay up to date with the latest information about entrepreneurial activities of Philip Diehl at U.S Money Reserve, you can follow him on Twitter.
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The economic situation in Venezuela does not exactly have many people looking towards the country as venue for investing. The words of economic expert Jose Manuel Gonzalez “failed state” are being used to describe the country. Such a description is not made out of a salacious attempt to garner views from curious readers. The description is true as evidenced by Venezuela’s bonds. Their worth is not exactly very high. Ironically, foreign investors are earning huge returns on Venezuelan bonds. The bonds are returning a massive interest rate of 14+%.
The normal worry here for Gonzalez is that Venezuela would default on its bonds. Investors are not worried because Venezuela has massive oil reserves. One day, when the price of oil rises again, Venezuela will be able to make payments on those bonds. Purchasing the bonds now and holding onto them for long-term investments might be a wise strategy for foreign investors. Granted, this whole strategy is a risky one. No one knows what the future hold for Venezuela and its bonds. Five or ten years is a long time and many things can happen – good or bad – over the course of those years.
Stunningly, all the foreign investment into Venezuelan bonds have reaped $3.5 billion in interest for investors. This does not mean the bonds have been cashed out. The bonds’ current worth has increased and would pay high interest if cashed out now. Could Venezuela cash out those bonds now? Considering the state of the economy, the answer is no. In ten years, the answer is maybe.
For years, there has been an avenue to report hazardous working conditions and questionable conduct. The people who report these conditions and conducts are called whistleblowers, and until now, they had very little incentive to report these things. Employers would fire whistleblowers, harass them, or find other ways to discourage them from reporting misconduct.
That practice is no more, thanks to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the US Congress. In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This Act is the most reformative act to pass for Wall Street and financial regulations since the Great Depression, which is good news for all will-be whistleblowers.
Under the new regulations, whistleblowers are able to keep their jobs. The Act specifically states that employer retaliation for whistleblowing is prohibited. The SEC is also now obligated to reward between 10 and 30 percent of any fines over $1 million if a sanction proves to be successful. With this $1 million threshold, whistleblowers are also eligible to gain additional percentages of any other monetary rewards or fines that are collected from actions brought by a successful SEC sanction.
The first company to embrace these new regulations is Labaton Sucharow. This law firm established a whole program to help make these new regulations easier to enforce. Leading this program is Jordan A. Thomas. Thomas was an Assistant Director and Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of Enforcement for the SEC, and he also helped develop the Whistleblower Program at the SEC before he left.
As part of the program at Labaton Sucharow, various services are offered. For those who work abroad and don’t speak English, translation services are available. More information about the program is available by requesting in a number of ways. To have a case evaluated, one can contact the program by email, their website, or even by telephone.
Thanks to this new program, one of the largest rewards to go to a whistleblower has been awarded. This particular whistleblower (kept anonymous due to privacy laws) was awarded $17 million after offering up information to help a current SEC investigation.
The Dodd-Frank Act and the Whistleblower Program have one common goal: to make whistleblowing easier and more rewarding. It’s already paying off, and only a matter of time before more whistleblowers take to the new incentives and more misconduct is brought to light.
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Considering how much I love hair products along with other beauty products, I am always conscious there might be some dangers when testing out new hair inventions. Nonetheless, here’s what Wen Conditioning Cleanser has done for my hair.
My hair has been transformed by WEN and I’m extremely happy with the results. My hair appears healthy and definitely remarkable. I never would’ve thought that I would have this kind of magnificent looking hair and couldn’t the outcome I was expecting for.
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