Man is First in His Village to Receive a Refrigerator

Many of us in the first world take appliances for granted. Sure, when there is a power outage you realize how much you rely on them but then the power is restored and we forget how important that appliance is to our lives again. 

There is a story on BBC news about Santosh Chowdhury who lives in the village of Rameshwarpur in India, just outside of Calcutta. Santosh is a tailor and his wife Sushoma tends the home and cooks meals every single day. They are also the first people in their village of 200 to have a refrigerator. According to Santosh, Sushoma was cooking every single day for their family yet had no where to store any left overs. They were spending money at the market everyday and wasting leftover foods so they decided to purchase a refrigerator. 

The couple has dreamed of owning a refrigerator for the last ten years but the cost of one is greater than a month’s pay for Santosh. They family saved as much as they could though and were finally able to purchase their dream appliance. When it was delivered the neighbors in their village stopped by to marvel at it and it’s possibilities. The Chowdhury’s have agreed to help some of their neighbors out and store things for them.

Reader Lee G. Lovett was wondering what the first items they put in the fridge were. The answer? Eggs, milk, a tomato, and an eggplant.

Freedompop: the Future of Wireless?

FreedomPop is a wireless internet service provider that is changing the way people use wireless internet. Many cell phone users and users of other wireless devices use wireless hotspots to access the internet when they are on the go. What Freedompop does is change the way users access those wireless hotspots. Traditionally cafes, restaurants, libraries, schools, and certain business have offered access to their employees, customers, or students that allows them to access these networks with a password or by agreeing to certain terms and conditions.

Instead of giving it’s customers access to a single network in a single place, Freedompop gives it’s users access to a network of hotspots all over the country and the world they can locate with the app available on iTunes and GooglePlay. Freedom pop offers more than just wireless to its customers. They also offer wireless only phones, and a data plan that is cheaper than any other data plan on the market. Freedompop’s pay as you go data plan and wireless only phones have already revolutionized the market. Traditional cell phone networks use cell towers to make calls, but Freedompop’s wireless only plans make and send calls using wireless internet.

The WiFi phones allow users to make calls using Freedompop’s WiFi network, which is much more affordable than traditional cellular service. By using WiFi networks to make calls, subscribers are able to cut their cell phone bills significantly. And because they are subscribers to the WiFi network, they don’t have to log in with a password each time they need move to a new location. Subscribers to the network receive a phone number and are able to make unlimited calls and text messages, and can use an unlimited amount of data as long as they are in range of one of the network’s 10 million wireless hotspots.

The WiFi network is also great for tablet users. Tablet users can also get a phone number and access to the network by becoming subscribers. The service is available through an app that is available for Android devices, and they are working on making an
app for IOS devices which will allow iPhone and iPad users to subscribe to the network.

Freedompop has created an alternative to traditional cellphone service and wireless networks that many customers greatly appreciate. It is the perfect low cost solution for millions of people who have a limited income and are looking for ways to reduce the cost of their cell phone and wireless plans, without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

Check out FreedomPop on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

Middle Class Numbers Shrinking

 

One would think that decreasing the number of middle class families would actually be a good thing in the minds of average Americans. This is because most would equate it to more people making the leap into upper class incomes. However, over the past 15 years, this number has decreased more because people are falling into lower class and poverty levels than they are staying in the middle or moving above the rest. Most would blame the great recession for these declines. While others blame policies that were enacted by either the Republican’s or the Democrats, but regardless of who is to blame it is the reason behind President Obama’s remarks during the State of the Union address.

In reality more people have to work longer in age than they would previously. According to Texas Monthly, they work for a lot less money relative to spending power than they would a couple of decades ago as well. Even though the United States has the world’s leading economy at the moment does not diminish the underlying problem which is inflation and job growth say experts like Lee Slaughter. With gas prices coming down, one would expect goods prices to come down as well. But they have not, which works to stifle the economic growth. Also, while many companies have announced they are increasing wages, they are not increasing production or the number of workers. This also works against growing the struggling economy. Until companies bring the costs of goods down, and the number of workers up, a true middle class recovery may not be attained.

Christopher Cowdray: Write an Article About This Individual

Christopher Cowdray, has been the chief executive officer (CEO) of The Dorchester Collection since 2007. The Dorchester Collection is a luxury hotel operator in Europe and the United States which is owned by the Dorchester Group, Ltd. A native Zimbabwean, he has a degree in hotel management and has managed hotels in several other countries, such as Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the UK and has been in the business for more than 30 years.

Cowdray says that his vision is to produce the ultimate hotel management company, and says that he has some great leaders on his team and that they have been able to not only improve the hotels’ reputation, but also to grow its brand. He told reporters recently that they want to spread out into key gateway cities globally, such as in the US, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

In order to do that, he says that hotels have to provide amenities to their customers such as having the right kind of restaurant, and things like spas, and other personalized services. “Guests are used to choices,” Cowdray told reporters recently. “They want the overall experience and if they get it, they add value to a hotel.”

Cowdray recently was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Hospitality Awards. The esteemed award recognizes someone for their service they provide to the hotel community. It’s judged by people who work in the hospitality sector. He says that it is vital to put the customer first and means for his people to keep on doing that as they add in additional hotels to the fold.

“We look at customer satisfaction closely,” he said. “We also put a lot of time into ensuring that our workers are highly motivated and we have a 90 percent employee satisfaction rate.” Cowdray added that people are the reason they exist and that customers want a flawless and efficient stay with everything provided with a smile.

Besides being prominent in the hotel industry, Cowdray is also a Fellow of the Hotel Catering Institute Management Association, as well as a Master Innholder, and an honorary Professor at Thames Valley University. He was also a past Chairman of the British Hospitality Association.

All in all, he has had, and continues to have a very prestigious career and expects to continue growing his hotels and providing excellent services to his customers.

The Wonderful Benefits of Beneful Dog Food

As a pet owner I have always found it beneficial to know about the different types of dog food on the market. There are a multitude of dog food brands on the market, but I have always felt that my dogs have connected best with Beneful. This is a brand that is highlighted by wholesome nutrients for pets.

The Beneful brand has both wet and dry dog foods. This is a brand that is known for high quality protein and Omega fatty acids. The producers of this food have made great strides in making dog food that is rich in vitamins. In some instances the dog food will help pets with skin issues. This type of good can also be great for dogs with allergies. That is why I originally purchased some the Benefit dog food in the first place. I can personally testify that my dogs look much healthier after eating this food on a regular basis.

Beneful also has some wet dog food with accents of vegetables. This is something that ensures me that my dogs are getting some of the same nutrients that I am getting. That is why I feel safe with this brand. I have patronized the Beneful brand for a long time because Beneful even makes food for puppies. It doesn’t matter if you have a small puppy or a full sized large dog. Beneful makes dog food to accommodate your needs.

I would seriously recommend this type of food to anyone that has a dog. This food is going to promote strong muscles and some of the foods also provide energy. That is one of the great things about using Beneful. The brand has a lot of special types of food available. There is a Beneful type called Healthy Weight that provides nutrients that help the dogs stay lean. There is another special type from the Beneful dog food family called Healthy Radiance. This type promotes some wholesome grains for energy. The keyword is health.

Many pet owners may assume that all of the dog food on the market is the same. It is not though. Beneful is a company that has become very well known because this company has made great strides to become the organization that promotes healthy dog food. That is the reason that I patronize this brand. That is why consumers with pets will benefit from Beneful dog food.

Bill and Melinda Gates make Predictions for Poorest Countries

When Bill Gates was a kid, he and a friend made a wager of sorts. They believed that computer technology would change the world. They may not have imagined how much the world of computer technology would change through the years, but their dreams came true. Bill Gates is now a multi-billionaire whose vision brought him to such great wealth.

Gates and his wife have a greater vision that Flavio Maluf says he envisions as well, that their money would help people worldwide. They want to make the world a better place for people in the poorest countries. On their latest yearly blog, they have decided to renew the childhood bet with a 15 year vision of change through technology and better living conditions for everyone. They are quick to point out that the vision will not be a part of their organization. It is a vision that they want to see through, and everyone knows what happens when Bill Gates has an idea to better the world around him.

The main goal is that the poorest countries will see greater growth in the next fifteen years than ever before. Better energy sources that do not emit dangerous carbon dioxide into the air is one of the goals. They believe that it is important to have these power sources in operating order before climate changes get worse and makes it impossible to save the earth. It is not only admirable for the pair to attempt this feat; it is also as possible as it was to have a personal computer in nearly every home across the United States.

Sam Tabar Intrigued By THINX

When Sam Tabar was introduced to the business model of THINX, he was intrigued. He was not thinking of investing in anything new at the time, but he was persuaded to invest when he heard about the business model that was being used. This was first reported by PR Newswire, and it is a worthy company you may want to look into.

THINX is a company that sells fashionable underwear to women in America who are dealing menstruation and incontinence. However, their business model does not stop there. When a woman in America purchases just one pair of their underwear, a woman in Africa is given seven reusable pads through the AFRIpads program.

Women in Africa often do not have enough resources to deal with their menstruation, and they must stay at home or miss school. With the program from THINX, Sam believes that many women and girls all over Africa will be able to manage their businesses, take care of their families and go back to school. This is a worthwhile cause that is going to make it easier for women and girls to deal with a problem that once made them untouchable. THINX and AFRIpads are changing the way that women approach their menstruation every month.

The Life of Bruce Levenson

Bruce Levenson is a well known American entrepreneur, proprietor of a NBA team, and a philanthropist. He is also a co-partner in the ownership of Atlanta Hawks LLC (previously Atlanta Spirit LLC) that owns as well as manages the Atlanta Hawks basketball club and Philips Arena. Levenson has as well worked as the Governor of Hawks on NBA Board of Management since the year 2004. Levenson co-founded United Communications Group (UCG) in the year 1977, and became the founding board associate of an IT business Media Company called Tech Target, which was traded publicly on NASDAQ.

Early life and education
Bruce Levenson is a person who was born in Washington, D.C. and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. According to Wikipedia, he then went to study in Washington University based in St. Louis and finally graduated from school of Law in American University. Whilst pursuing his law degree in the Law school during the night, Levenson started his journalism profession at Washington Star.

Career:
UCG– Levenson co-established United Communications Group (UCG) with Ed Peskowitz in the year 1977. Located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Levenson as well as Peskowitz began the business in Levenson’s house, publishing their first newsletter, called Oil Express, concentrating on growth and advancements in oil business. UCG acquired additional newsletters and released databases such as Oil Information Service (OPIS). UCG can be termed as business that is privately held, which deals with information and particularly focuses in statistics, news as well as assessment for healthcare, energy, technology, credit banking, telecommunication, plus other industries. UCG furthermore owns and manages GasBuddy, which is a mobile App that helps motorists in knowing local affordable gas prices.

Atlanta Hawks– In the year 2004, Atlanta Spirit LLC, currently called Atlanta Hawks LLC, was established to purchase the Atlanta Hawks that was owned by Turner Broadcasting. Levenson and Ed Peskowitz are the main shareholders of Atlanta Hawks LLC, an association of businessmen that collectively own Atlanta Hawks expert basketball club as well as Philips Arena. The purchase initially comprised of Atlanta Thrashers also, although the association traded the NHL team in the year 2011. Levenson is the managing partner of the team and also serves as an associate of NBA Board of Directors, as you can see on ESPN for yourself.

Other activities
Bruce Levenson is also a founding partner of Tech Target. The corporation gyrated out of growth under UCG and Levenson worked as a manager of the corporation from its beginning in 1999 until 2012.

Obama Avoids Mentioning His Deficits and Entitlement Reform

 

Washington, D.C. – Absent from Tuesday night’s State of the Union (SOTU) was any mention of the enormous debt load he has encumbered future generations of Americans. After six years in office, he has created $7.6 trillion in new debt and is expected to pad that figure by an addition $1 trillion before he leaves office in January of 2017. Also, he avoided discussion of entitlement reform of Social Security and Medicare. The latter program has an annual cost of approximately $550 billion with roughly $250 billion of that being in excess of what is raised from the Medicare portion of the payroll or FICA tax.

In fact, the deficits are expected to return to trillion plus annual deficits largely as a result of Medicare’s increasing spending. The GOP pointed out that rather than tackle the issue of balancing the budget, he focused on new tax increases which would be designed to spur additional government spending without regard to the budget shortages the government already incurs.

Some political pundits believe that the administration was trying not to alienate his party. Democrats are loathe to reform entitlements. Given the current GOP control of the House and Senate, the president might be able to reach a historic entitlement reform measure. However, some believe, like voters and other observers such as Marc Sparks,  that he has given up on attempting to achieve that during his lame duck presidency. However, fiscal watchdog groups pointed out that his avoiding the subject will not make the issue go away.

Mitt Romney States The Obvious

Mitt Romney has recently stated that the world is a mess. I tend to disagree with Romney on most things, but I do agree with his most recent statement. So it begs the question, what are we going to do about it? The world is in a mess, but can the average person really do anything about it?

The world has always been run by corporations, and this will never change. The entire globe is in the palms of the rich. Most people have heard about secret societies and other conspiracies, but will it ever can change? An average person has to worry about the cost of living. There is no time to think about global revolution. That’s why we vote for senators and representatives to handle our political representation. However, the people that we vote into office, are rarely the people that they pretend to be.

I don’t think that a working class citizen has any idea of what’s really going on in the world. Mitt Romney knows exactly what takes behind closed doors. He almost became president of the United States, and surely he has been privileged to classified information.

Igor Cornelsen believes that an ordinary person must live in their own world. There are things above our heads that we can never change. Mitt Romney can state the obvious, and he can fool many people into following him, but what the world needs is another John F. Kennedy.

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