Microsoft Founder Discovers Sunken Battleship

Paul Allen, co-founder (with Bill Gates) of software giant Microsoft, has discovered the wreck of one of the biggest battleships ever built and Jaime Garcia Dias thought it was pretty cool.

The Musashi was a Japanese battleship built in Word War II. Sister ship of the Yamato, it was over 800 feet in length and carried nine 18 inch guns as it main armament. It was sunk by US Navy aircraft in the battle of Leyte Gulf, off the coast of the Phillipines, in October 1944.

Mr Allen and his team of researchers used historical data from four countries and detailed topographical data to find the ship. An underwater remote vehicle launched from his yacht, the M/Y Octopus, found the wreckage deep in the Sibuyan Sea on March 1, 2015.

“Since my youth I have been fascinated with World War II history, inspired by my father’s service in the U.S. Army,” said Mr. Allen. “The Musashi is truly an engineering marvel and, as an engineer at heart, I have a deep appreciation for the technology and effort that went into its construction.”

Over a thousand Japanese sailors died in the sinking, and Mr Allen and his team will be working with the Japanese government to ensure that the site is treated with respect.

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Posted on March 4, 2015
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Woman Sends $1 Mil to Man She Knows Online but Insists She is Not Being Catfished

The term “catfish” has made it into popular lexicon over the last few years. MTV even has a show about it called “Catfish”. Basically the term is used to describe a person who pretends to be someone else online in order to lure others in for whatever purpose. According to the story on Buzzfeed.com, Dr. Phil recently sat down with a woman who insists she is not being catfished despite sending a large amount of money to someone she met online.

Sarah met Chris Olsen online about 18 months ago. The two began chatting and developed an online relationship. According to Sarah, Chris is based in Africa and is a single, widower father to two girls. Sarah herself has been divorced twice and feels as though she is in love with Chris. Throughout the time that they have been chatting, Sarah has sent Chris, a man she has never met, nearly $1 million from her inheritance.

When Sarah’s cousin Crystal heard about the situation she contacted Dr. Phil to help Sarah. Crystal is concerned that it is a scam and if Sarah continues on the way she is, she will have nothing left for herself. Sarah told Dr. Phil that she is 95% sure that Chris is who he said he is and that she is not being scammed.

I’m 95% sure that Chris is not who he says he is and that Sarah is being scammed and should really tune out of scammers and tune in on information from the people who know best, Susan McGalla for instance,  from sites that people can trust, Bubble News anyone?

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Posted on March 2, 2015
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A “Beneful” Brand For Your Dog

An Experience For Your Pup

 

About Beneful

If you have a pet or a dog, or even just a TV, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of the brand name Beneful. This is a brand that’s been making a name for itself since 2001 as one of the most prominent brands of dog food on the market. It’s part of the Nestle Purina Petcare and includes a plethora of different types of food and treats that are completely scrumptious and desired by your pup! Because of their hard work and creativity, they’ve made themselves the fourth most popular dog food brand who brings in almost $2 million dollars in annual revenue, and that number only continues to grow. This alone has made Beneful one of the most significant brands that belong to Nestle Purina to date.

The Different Types of Beneful Food

Dry Dog Foods:
• Healthy Smile
• Healthy Weight
• Healthy Fiesta
• IncrediBites
• Healthy Growth For Puppies
• Original
• Healthy Radiance
• Playful Life
Beneful Prepared Meals
• Hearty Roasters Pork Recipe
• Chopped Blends with Beef
• Chopped Blends with Chicken
• Hearty Roasters Turkey Recipe
• Chopped Blends with Lamb
• Roasted Chicken Recipe
• Beef & chicken Medley
• Savory Rice & Lamb Stew
• Beef Stew
• Chicken Stew
• Simmered Beef Entrée
• Hearty Roasters Beef Recipe
• Simmered Chicken Medley
Beneful Canned Dog Food
• Mediterranean Style Medley
• Romana Style Medley
• Chopped Blends With Chicken
• Chopped Blends with Beef
• Tuscan Style Medley
• Chopped Blends with Salmon

Dog Snacks, Too!

  • Healthy Smile Ridges
    • Baked Delights Stars with Chicken & Cheese
    • Healthy Smile Twists
    • Baked Delights Snackers
    • Baked Delights Heartfuls
    • Baked Delights Stars With Bacon & Cheese
    • Baked Delights Hugs

Beneful’s Goal For You

The main goal of Beneful is to give your dog the best food that Purina can offer – which is why they have such a wide array of different products that are available, so they can reach out to the widest audience possible and have something that works for you and your pets! They know and understand that everyone has standards for their family – and that includes our pets. We as their owners want them to have the best care possible, and this is why Beneful creates the products that they do. Your dogs will be taken care of in the highest manner, and with Beneful’s healthy regimen, will be granted the best of health.

Bruce Levenson and his amazing success

There are individuals out there who inspire us with their success. These individuals reach beyond and create an amazing legacy that can last longer than a lifetime. Bruce Levenson is one of these individuals who can inspire us. He has created an amazing career for himself as a journalist and entrepreneur. The businesses he has started have been long standing and very influential in their fields. Not only is Bruce Levenson an amazing business man, but he is also a very well known and respected philanthropist as well. Bruce Levenson had to work hard for what he got, as nothing was handed to him easily.

Bruce Levenson earned his bachelors degree from Washington University. He then went on to get his start in journalism, which proved to be very lucrative for him in the years to come. While starting his journalism career at the Washington Star, Bruce Levenson decided to attend law school at night. This was a full schedule for Bruce, but he didn’t let this affect the quality of his work at The Washington Star, or at school. Bruce graduated from law school and went on to start what would be the company that made all the difference in his life.

United Communications Group is the company that has made the biggest impact in Bruce Levenson’s life. He has amassed a great fortune from this company, and has created a company that has made a large impact in the world of journalism. UCG started out with humble beginnings in Levenson’s apartment. The first product that UCG delivered was a detailed newsletter about the oil industry. UCG started acquiring other news letters and compiling them into their company. Today UCG is one of the premier privately owned companies for data and analysis in the healthcare, mortgage, telecommunication, and many other industries as well. UCG also owns Gas Buddy, and app that helps individuals find the cheapest gas prices in their area.

Bruce Levenson is also heavily involved with philanthropic endeavors. He is constantly advocating philanthropy and always finding new was to effectively donate his own time and money. Bruce Levenson has helped to create the center for philanthropy and non-profit management at the University of Maryland. This center was created with the hope that it would help educate the leaders of the next generation of non-profit organizations around the world. It is easy to see why Bruce Levenson is so well revered in the world of philanthropy.

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Posted on March 1, 2015
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How BRL Trust Is Helping Brazil Move Forward

A big country needs a financial institution up to the demands of helping it make smart investments. So it seems only natural that Brazil’s best investment company, BRL Trust, is helping South America’s largest country move forward with investments that will help make the country a major financial player in the 21st century.

BRL Trust has come a long way since its start a decade ago. Then, it was a small firm offering private trust services on investments, and had only a hundred clients. As time passed, BRL developed a reputation as a firm with professional, reliable service, and both its client base and investment options grew. Today, it is the largest financial firm of its type in Brazil, and offers 20,000 clients expertise and assistance in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and administration and management of investment funds.

As the planet has become increasingly digitized, and many industries, especially financial ones, do business not just locally but globally, BRL has kept up with these trends for its clients. The company has developed BRL Trustee Services, which allows its clients to securely monitor loan collections and transfers through a database that represents more than 300 companies. The firm has the trust of the Securities Exchange Commission, which has authorized the company to have control and custody of its clients’ investment funds. And BRL Trust has also been authorized to find solutions to custody and settlement of assets, centralize procedures settlements, and obtain cash settlements and control of securities lending operations. Control and payment of taxes, reporting to regulatory agencies, calculation of shares and profitability, events accounting, control of shareholders, and standardization of reports are other services that BRL supplies to clients.

In addition to asset pricing, BRL Trust manages assets for both private individuals and companies. Part of the appeal of this company is a large, well trained staff of experts who help clients to make sound investment decisions. BRL has guided its clients in investing in a number of Brazilian construction projects, in addition to acquiring gold and other precious metals as a way to add to the assets of investors. The company also serves as a proxy for clients, buying and selling investments to expand their investment holdings. The company has also recognized and engaged in corporate underwriting as a form of investment.

For both companies and individuals seeking to take advantage of both the growing investment market in Brazil and the existing one internationally, BRL Trust is the company to turn to for safety, security, and results in the field of investments.

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Posted on February 25, 2015
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Vijay Eswaran and the Several Hats he Wears

Vijay Eswaran was born in 1960 and is a Malaysian businessman, as well as an author. He currently serves as the Executive Chairman (EC) of the QI Group which is headquartered in Hong Kong. The QI Group is an ecommerce based business in both retail and direct sales. The QI Group has grown into a multi-business conglomerate with regional offices in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore as well as Hong Kong. The QI Group maintains a presence in 30 countries through a series of subsidiary companies.

He is a graduate of the London School of Economics with a degree in socio-economics. After graduation, Vijay stayed on in Europe working at several jobs including cab driver, grape picker and construction laborer. While in the United Kingdom, he discovered binary system marketing. He obtained professional qualifications from the CIMA in the United Kingdom and then earned an MBA from Southern Illinois University.

At the time he completed his education he had developed an interest in multilevel marketing (MLM). He worked MLM on a part time basis while being employed at Synaptics, located in the United States. He began looking at MLM more seriously and as a full time career when he returned to Malaysia and was asked by the Cosway Group to start up a business.

Vijay Eswaran is a motivational speaker and speaks on a variety of subjects worldwide. His speaking engagements have brought him to world economic and business forums, leading universities, and management teams.

Vijay Eswaran is also passionate about philanthropy and established the RHYTHM Foundation (RF). It is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the QI Group and involved in activities worldwide. He established a chapter of RF and calls in the Vijayaratnam Foundation in honor of his father. This particular chapter works locally in Malaysia and works with charitable organizations to provide special education, woman empowerment, youth development and child mentoring.

Vijay Eswaran was named in Forbes annual list of Heroes of Philanthropy in 2011 and was most recently recognized with a lifetime achievement award in regional philanthropy by the Asian Strategic Leadership Institute in Malaysia, a leading independent think tank.

Vijay Eswaran is also a bestselling author who has written a highly successful book on life management entitled “In the Sphere of Silence.” He has also authored three other books entitled “In the Thinking Zone,” “18 Stepping Stones” and “On the Wings of Thought.” He is also a regular contributor to several newspapers in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

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Posted on February 11, 2015
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Qnet LTD Is Paving the Way For Technological Innovation

The company Qnet LTD is a direct selling company that offers a wide range of products to its customers, including nutrition, personal care items, weight management, luxury goods and energy products. All of these items are sold directly to the customer and through distributors. All of this makes it possible for the company to increase it profits. The founder, Vijay Eswaran, learned about multi level marketing, or MLM, while in college in Europe and eventually in the United States. Since his education, he founded the company in Malaysia (his home country) and then spread out offices throughout the region, including the main company headquarters in Hong Kong. With the branches located in Thailand, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Philippines and Indonesia, the company is able to sell and market products to hundreds of millions of people through the multi level marketing process.

The MLM process depends greatly on independent representatives who sell the product and refer the product to consumers. When they do this and items are sold, the independent representatives receive a commission based off of the sale and the total volume. Beyond this, the independent representatives are able to take on their own independent individuals who can sell the product even further. This group then receives another amount of commission based on the selling of the product. It basically works like a legal pyramid method of selling items. Qnet LTD sells the products to a handful of independent representatives, who then sell it to more people, and this next group of people sell the product to even more consumers. All of this allows Qnet to increase the amount of money it brings in, and with the assortment of different goods and products, there is a large list of potential sales items for the company to bank off of.

The company functions with the help of an aggressive marketing campaign through newspaper advertisements throughout the regions where the products are sold. This way, a company is able to have a strong appearance in the given region and people in the community can see this product. This way, it is easy for the independent representatives to sell the products as those people in the community already know about it. The main branch does the majority of the work with advertising while the independent individuals are able to take advantage of this marketing and then sell the products, all of which help increase the profits for Qnet.

Now the company is so large they have partnerships with major sports outlets like Manchester City, as well as hosting their own tennis tournament.

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Posted on January 30, 2015
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Anti-Terrorism Legislation and Enhanced Security In London

Britain raised its alert level against terrorism and assures cooperation to the French police. The British authorities, who had raised their level to August terrorist alert, on Thursday, strengthened security measures and border controls, following the events in Paris. According to David Cameron the attack poses “a challenge to our security and our values.

According to David Cameron, the attack poses “a challenge to our security and our values.” In a gesture of solidarity with the French people, he decided to put the Union Jack at half mast in Downing Street. The police presence will be more important in the ports, as well as the Gare du Nord Eurostar terminal to try to block any attempt to escape of terrorists to the United Kingdom.

London also sent to Paris an anti-terrorism police representative to support the work of experts on site and to increase cooperation. David Cameron had already announced to make available the resources of its intelligence services to France with the support and help from Dave and Brit Morin.

Meanwhile, crossed at the rally in Trafalgar Square in Central London on Wednesday night, after the attack against Charlie Hebdo, the eminent professor of philosophy Anthony Grayling was holding a sign “I’m Charlie” in French and English. “I’m here because, when events like this occur, Western governments are quick to say that it will not change our way of life, then make laws that do exactly the opposite. I do not want that to happen, “he explained.

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Posted on January 15, 2015
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Mark Ahn Explains Biotech Startup Success To The Street

Mark Ahn Explains Biotech Startup Success

Mark Ahn has had the chance to really see the biotech industry for what it is. As an entrepreneur and consultant in the industry, Mark Ahn has had the ability to see how many of these biotech startups really tick. Biotech startups face many different problems that many traditional startups will never have to face. There are many more regulations that these startups will have to deal with, and this leads to a lot of resistance during this start up period. Thestreet.com reports that there can be issues when it comes to funding. Biotech startups face the issue of a much longer time having to bring products to market. This means theses startups are faced with multiple levels of funding before they are able to produce a revenue. This can cause some investors to drop out, and thus a great drop in capital moving forward will be experienced.

Many Bio tech companies now are getting caught in the craze of trying to solve medical issues in developing countries. This can be a nobel thing to do, however trying to actually conceive a feasible way of bringing products to these countries is a whole different story altogether. There are more and more biotech companies that just aren’t making it through the start up period. If a start up biotech company wants to be really successful, they will need to stand strong during these hard start up times.

 

See the complete article over at The Street.

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Posted on January 14, 2015
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Spacecraft Kepler Discovers New Planet

NASA’s spacecraft Kepler has discovered a new planet which has now been named HIP 11645. This planet has a diameter which is about two and half times the size of earth, which makes it a little smaller than Neptune.

The planet is located along the direction of the Pisces constellation and was found to be orbiting the star in nine days. While its proximity to the star is too close to encouraging life, scientists are saying that this planet is a 180 lights year from ours.

Kepler recently developed some technical snags, which made the team at NASA to come up with a repositioning strategy. These scientists then came up with a new idea where they used the pressure from the sunlight to counter for the technical snag of the wheel failure. This was a good idea at least according to Keith Mann. This later on helped to point the spacecraft in the right direction.

Paul Hertz, NASA’s Astrophysics Division Director said, “Last summer, the possibility of a scientifically productive mission for Kepler after its reaction wheel failure in its extended mission was not part of the conversation.”

In a statement read by Kepler Project scientist Steve Howel, he said, “K2 is uniquely positioned to dramatically refine our understanding of these alien worlds and further define the boundary between rocky worlds like Earth and ice giants like Neptune”.

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Posted on December 28, 2014
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