Bernardo Chua’s Award Recognition

Bernardo Chua, CEO of Organo Gold, recently won the Dangal ng Bayan Award at a special awards ceremony in Manila on January 27. The Organo Gold Brand also won two people’s choice awards at the same ceremony. The purpose of the Dangal ng Bayan Awards is to highlight excellence in the business world, and recognizes successful Filipino business men, and successful products. Bernardo Chua won the award for his vision in the marketing world, and was honored as an “Outstanding Global Entrepreneur.” The awards recognize his vision as founder of Organo Gold, and as acting CEO. Organo Gold’s rapidly expanding marketing network is one of the biggest in the world.

The company began in 2008, and since that time has grown into a world-wide company. It is a world renowned gourmet coffee company, which also markets other products containing Ganoderma Lucidium. Ganoderma Lucidium is an antioxidant, whose properties are well known in Chinese holistic health medicine. Organo Gold won two awards for “Best Gourmet Organic Health Coffee,” and “Number One Global Network Marketing Company.” Hundreds of top industry distributors attended the event. Many of them were recognized by Bernardo Chua as 2014 Rank and Star Achievers.

The company has headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s products, including coffees, teas, and nutraceuticals are marketed through an independent distributor network. Products are also distributed through the popular Coffee Connoisseur Club in North America. The company currently distributes world-wide to more than 35 countries. The success of the company is largely due to its existence as a multilevel marketing company. Bernardo Chua is also the previous recipient of the Napoleon Hill Foundation Gold Medal.

The awards were sponsored by the National Consumer Foundation in the Philippines. The foundation is responsible for targeting products important to Filipino culture and lifestyle, and also plans and conducts events related to consumer activity. The well planned Dangal ng Bayan Awards recognized Chua as one of the leading business men in the world impacting Filipino life.

Italy on Alert Over ISIS Threat

The country of Italy is on high alert and in fear of a potential conflict with ISIS. ISIS has made gains in Libya in recent weeks. Geographically, Libya is not very far from Italy and the possibility that strikes can be launched from based in the North African nation has made the Italian government nervous stated

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has closed the Italian embassy in Tripoli and has announced possible military intervention. The trouble is Italy’s military is not a strong one and only 5,000 deployable troops are ready. Those numbers are far too small for a ground incursion into Libya. Also, the overall budget for the Italian military has been seriously cut making it less capable of any sustained campaigns.

Whether or not any fighting will break out between Italy and ISIS remains to be seen. Analysts like Alexei Beltyukov have raised the possibility that unrest and violence could spread deeper into Europe.

Sugar Directs Political and Scientific Outcomes


You are right if you think sugar is your enemy. But it does more than just adhere to your hips and belly when consumed, Big Sugar directs political and scientific outcomes because of the clout the sugar trade holds.
Research has confirmed that the sugar industry, aka Big Sugar, has its hand in every cookie jar and influences clinical trials regarding the obesity problem that is rocking our nation.
Even though excessive sugar intake has been proven to be a large contributing factor to chronic conditions like diabetes and childhood obesity, scientists are unable to conduct unbiased trials and lay the blame squarely where it belongs; on Big Sugar.
If a scientific research project even remotely has to do with sugar intake and the sugar trade, Big Sugar provides a certain amount of funding for the project and has sparked interest from prominent figures that are often featured in articles. As the old adage teaches us, we don’t bite the hand that feeds us, and the funding from Big Sugar prevents unbiased research and keeps reports that would place sugar in a bad light under wraps.
Public policy and public debate also are kept quiet by the stranglehold Big Sugar has in the political arena. All past attempts to provide a public dietary guideline for sugar consumption has been blocked by the financial sword of of power that Big Sugar wields.

Obama Administration Suspends Plan to Arm Ukraine to See If Deal Reached in Minsk Holds Up

At face value, it appears that President Obama and German chancellor Andrea Merkel pulled off a diplomatic victory in Minsk, Belarus, on Thursday. Prime Minister Merkel was able to bring Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and the insurgents he is arming to the negotiating table with Ukraine and France said proponent Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG. The negotiations were done under a looming threat by President Obama that failure to produce results would lead him to give the Ukrainian military lethal military weapons to counter Russian incursions and the threat of the insurgents.

In one respect, the diplomatic maneuver worked. Russia agreed to withdraw its forces from Ukraine and the rebels will stop fighting in what is a cease-fire agreement. The Ukraine will resume control over its borders with Russia. Secretary of State John Kerry said the Obama administration will wait to see if Russia and their insurgents comply. At this point, he said all that matters is actual compliance.

However, the deal made major concessions to Russia and the insurgents. Russia will keep the vital Black Sea province of Crimea which it forcibly seized from the Ukraine. Insurgents will enjoy greater autonomy in areas they control. Given that the Ukrainian army was in retreat, the rebels will hold greater control over parts of the country post-cease-fire than they did before the war. Senator John McCain took note of this aspect and criticized Obama for not arming the Ukraine. His reasoning is that with the proper arms, the government could enjoyed a stronger bargaining position.

New Ceasefire for Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine and Russia have been firing back and forth against one another for the better part of a 10 month conflict as has covered. During this time, over 5,000 individuals, most of which are civilians like Marc Sparks, have died between the two nations. In fact, this has been one of the lowest points in the post Cold War relations between Russia and the West. Now, after an extremely long and deliberate ceasefire negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, it is believed this ceasefire will go into effect immediately. Although it is not known whether or not this ceasefire will last or not.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down not only with the Ukraine leader but also several other leaders from Europe, including Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, and Francois Hollande, the French President. The two neutral parties (although both who have heavily packed Ukraine and sanctioned Russia throughout the last 10 months) did state that while there is much left to be done, there is hope that continual peace talks can move forward.

It is believed that Putin is going to head to Moscow after the small conference in order to talk with separatist leaders in the region and discuss the deals of the ceasefire. On the other side of the coin, Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, is going to travel to Brussels in Belgium in oder to talk with other European leaders about what is going on.

GOP Seeks to Have President Obama Exercise His Full Constitutional Authority

CNN is reporting that the GOP is grappling with an oxymoron of sorts regarding President Obama. The cable news outlet believes that the GOP views the president as being too strong as evidenced with his unilateral changes to the Affordable Care Act which were done without congressional authorization. And now Gianfrancesco Genoso tells me that its all over that the GOP suddenly wants President Obama to have broad power when combating ISIS. However, there is no oxymoron at all. The GOP seeks for President Obama to exercise his full constitutional authority. According to the Constitution, the president cannot wage war without obtaining authorization from congress in what is known as a declaration of war. Upon receiving the authorization to use military force, he has the authority to plan a strategy and execute it. The Constitution grants congress the authority to fund the war so that if lawmakers disapprove of his prosecution of it, they may defund military action.

Thus far, President Obama has been waging a month’s long air campaign against ISIS without congressional authorization. On Wednesday, the GOP finally succeeded at prodding the president to submit an AUMF request. That said, Arizona Senator John McCain, a Vietnam War veteran, has stated that he will not accept the president’s request for limited use of ground troops. Instead, he plans to grant the president broad authorization to use ground troops wherever they are needed to combat ISIS. The powerful senator also stated that he would reject the president’s 3-year authorization request. Instead, he will not limit the president to arbitrary periods of time to combat ISIS. The AUMF will not sunset. Congress will exercise the power of the purse if they disapprove of his handling of the war against ISIS.

Igor Cornelsen: Leader and Innovator in the World of Investing

Igor Cornelsen is a renowned Brazilian banker and top investment expert. He is well versed in investing in any company or commodity from his numerous years as an active and esteemed member of the field. Before retiring in 2010, he held several high ranking positions in some of Brazil’s top outstanding banks. His expertise in clued directing his clients and investors to make better long term investment decisions, such as steering away from damaged companies and putting more concentration in damaged stocks.

Directing towards damaged stocks rather than damaged companies allow investors to buy inexpensive stocks. These stocks are assured to make the investor money and pay off over time.


Cornelsen recommends this among several other special tips that he has compiled as a short and easy profile for investors when considering buying stocks for their portfolios. One of the focus areas for purchasing these inexpensive but profitable stocks is that of Brazilian banks and stocks. In order to succeed in these investments from his home country, Igor Cornelsen suggests that investors first connect with the natives of Brazil. The social relations and networking that the community as a whole offers is invaluable to those seeking investment advice. You should also be prepared to meet the strict regulations and obstacles ahead in the Brazilian market. To do so, it is highly recommended to have someone familiar with the market and its businesses on your side. Cornelsen also urges investors become familiar with foreign currency restrictions and policies to avoid problems with transactions and rates.


According to Cornelson, many investors and companies are behind on the world of Brazilian banking, which has seen solid profit increases despite the lack of the country’s economic growth.


Igor Cornelsen is currently working as a proprietor for Bainbridge Investments Incorporated, in the Bahamas, continuing to lead the way with his innovative ideas, investment advice and one of a kind portfolio strategies.

Keith Mann, Successful Investment Banker and Leader

Keith Mann is a business executive that knew where he was going when he graduated from college, and he went put his thoughts to work early in 1995. In 2001, he developed and initiated Dynamic Search Partners, which is a premier executive search firm focusing on sourcing top executive talent specifically for the position.

The slogan that Dynamic Search Partners adopted is the base line for their business, and it states “we are committed to sourcing the top talent for the hedge fund and private equity industry.” This suggests an agency that exhibits nothing but excellence and the highest quality.

Keith Mann’s title stands at Managing Director, and as co-founder he is hands-on in the agency. He specializes in providing executive search services and alternative employees for major equity firms. In the past 15 years, Dynamic Search Partners have created the largest database of executives in investments in the U.S. They have earned the respect in the business field with over 2,000 client mandates.


The Entrepreneur

Dynamic Search Partners has their main office in New York, the perfect environment for growth and active resourcing. Mr. Mann is a top leader in this successful company. He gained his experience after starting his career in 1995 beginning with the Division of Dynamic Associates as Manager in the Alternative Investments Division. As an ambitious and hardworking individual, he quickly rose through the company learning and experiencing all facets of the business. His leadership qualities were enhanced, and he left the company as Senior Vice President.

Then in 2001, Mr. Mann co-founded in the conception of Dynamics Search Partners, which is an executive recruiting company that specializes in coordinating top talent for hedge fund and private equity firms.


Keith Mann in the Community

Keith Mann has extended his organizational gifts to helping charity events. In 2008, with the company’s help, $8,000 was donated to Hope and Heroes. In recent years, Dynamic Search Partners and Keith Mann have collaborated with Uncommon Schools to help teens succeed in college.

In 2013, the company donated $10,000 to better the education of the students.

The bottom line is that Mr. Mann is a successful investment banker who directs his talents to specialize in hedge fund management, but he also utilizes his assets to benefit where they are needed. His leadership skills reach to professionals who are accepting opportunities for qualified investment positions, and Mr. Mann is able to lead these executives to successful and extraordinary lives.