Join Avi Weisfogel And Operation Smile In The Battle Against Orofacial Clefts

Avi Weisfogel is well educated on cleft lip and cleft palate. Avi is an incredibly successful dentist from New Jersey with a big heart. When he’s not helping patients or coordinating with other disciplines of medicine to perform sleep studies, he is running a fundraiser for Operation Smile. The goal of the GoFundMe campaign is to raise over $2000 for the charitable organization.

Operation Smile is a network of dentists and doctors from over 80 countries throughout the world. They are coming together to target cleft lip and cleft palate worldwide. The only cure for this birth defect surgery and a lot of the citizens of Third World nations do not have access to surgery, and that’s where Operation Smile comes in. But performing these surgeries are not free and that is why Avi Weisfogel, GoFundMe and Operation Smile are asking for your help.

Having a cleft lip or cleft palate may not seem like a big deal here in the United States, but the birth defects sets out a long and difficult road to recovery, both medically and socially. First of all, surgery to cure cleft lip and cleft palate is recommended within the first 12 months of life. It is important to diagnose and treat cleft lip and cleft palate before the child has any conscious memory of the birth defect. Additionally, cleft lip and cleft palate makes it difficult for newborn to suckle leading to malnutrition and dehydration. Doing surgery as soon as possible is critical, so your contribution allows Operation Smile to identify patients at an early age, even prenatally through ultrasound.

But the battle against cleft lip and cleft palate does not end there. The patient will likely need additional surgeries as they grow older which requires medical follow-up. That is why Operation Smile performs outreach to educate local medical professionals about the birth defect, giving the patient a better medical infrastructure as they age.

In the United States, the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association advocates for patients. They set up coping groups for families and connect patient so that they can talk about their birth defect and how to cope with it. Less wealthy nations are not so lucky. That is why Operation Smile needs your donation in order to help patients better deal with cleft lip and cleft palate. You can join Avi Weisfogel and Operation Smile in the battle against orofacial clefts.

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Bob Reina Discovers Powerful Email Marketing Tool Back In The 90’s

Remember the screech of the internet when you used to have to sign in through the phone line? Well, that grating sound is music to the ears of Bob Reina, CEO and founder of Talk Fusion, the world’s 8th largest online internet content provider. Eons ago, back in 90’s, Bob was trying to send a 10-second video through America Online and the now-extinct internet provider said it couldn’t be done. And way back then, when the internet was in it’s infancy, Bob figured out how to attach the video to an email with the help of a few friends.

Ten second videos sound mundane these days, you can watch whole movies on YouTube with a smart phone now; but that small video clip was about to give birth to Talk Fusion. Bob and his friends have now made a media empire built on embedding videos into emails for the purposes of email marketing.

Think about it, even back in the 90’s with that 10-second video clip, you are much more excited to open a friend’s email if there is a video attached. Whether it is family across the country or a friend checking in with you, you get excited opening an email with a video embedded in it. Why would it be any different when receiving an email from a company? You’d be much more inclined to open that email, wouldn’t you?

The stats tell the whole story. People are 20% more likely to open an email when there is a video embedded. Once they open that email, they are 2 to 3 times more likely to click through to your site. This all results in a 40% boost in revenue from your email marketing campaign. If that doesn’t impress you, maybe the ease of use will.

Talk Fusion makes it simple to embed videos into emails. They give you the option of over 1,000 templates. Then, when you become comfortable with the process, you can make your own templates to suit the image of your business. If you are going to invest in an email marketing campaign, it pays to use Talk Fusion.

Oisin Hanrahan Launches Handy onto Successful Track

Handy, an on-demand cleaning and handyman services, was recently featured in an article for The Next Web about its launch from a startup to an up and coming dominating force in the services market. The article focuses on Oisin Hanrahan, the founder of Handy, and his strategic vision for launching the company into the flourishing success it is experiencing today. Although the company is only three years old, Handy now boasts a total worth of approximately $500 million.

Part of what Hanrahan attributes to Handy’s success is its prime location in New York City, which has supplied plenty of demand for its on call services. Handy has now grown to a staff of 160 employees and over 10,000 independent contractors on call. Hanrahan says that by relying on a large proportion of independent contractors to meet clients’ needs, Handy provides an incredible amount of flexibility for its contractors’ work schedules. As an appealing way for all sorts of types of handymen and part time workers to make some extra cash, Handy never has a shortage of labor available to meet clients’ orders.

Rather than focusing on its competition, Hanrahan has been committed to growing Handy into whatever place in the home services market he can carve out. This now includes being able to order an independent contractor to come help deliver and assemble furniture or equipment purchased from another vendor. Hanrahan says he will continue to look for ways to innovate Handy so that it keeps ahead of market trends and is always flexible enough to meet demand for in home services. Hanrahan is also considering expansion into additional cities and is poised to continue to grow the company with cash reserves now totaling $50 million. Handy will certainly be a company to keep an eye on for rapid growth for years to come.

A “Mann” on a Mission

Keith Mann is a New York based entrepreneur and thus a man of expected reputation. He was born in the year 1973, lived in Boca Raton, Florida before moving to New York. Keith Mann is married to Keely.

Keith is the Co-founder and currently the managing director of a premier executive firm, Dynamics Search Partners, a service that source top quality talent, whose relationship with other equity firms is rather phenomenon. Dynamics Search Partners specializes on other alternative investments which help clients with executive search services such as hiring investments, marketing and internal strategy professionals.

Just as the say goes, every man is a mystery, a lot of people would share the opinion that

 Keith Mann is one go getter, a problem solver, an addict addicted to exploiting opportunities whose scope of interest includes the needs of the entire society, something I would say is plausible, seemingly worthy of approval and acceptance.

Mann began working with the aforementioned company as the first manager of the alternative investment division which he himself launched and expanded into a private equity industry in later on. He rose through many ranks to currently managing director in the firm nailing a few promotions that lead him to the senior vice president of the company docket and now managing director.

He is a true a true believer of the fact that all education springs from some image of the future, an image that we the society hold, grossly and accurately, something that he himself is not ready to let go. Coupling this to his philanthropy, he has announced a scholarship geared to recognize novel innovative business leaders. Together with Keely, they have chosen to partner with uncommon schools, an organization and program dedicated to giving aid to high school students, providing them with all the tools necessary to go to college. This scholarship is only available to only a single graduating senior student each year at one of the uncommon schools based in New York City. This initiative is a great deal to the beneficiaries in reaching greater heights in their lives.

Talk Fusion Corners Video Emailing Marketing

Founded by marketing industry professional Bob Reina, Talk Fusion is a rapidly growing video communication company. What started as just video email marketing has turned into a company that offers video email, a mobile app, a video newsletter generator, tools for creating e-subscription and video auto responses, social media, video sharing, and video blogs. Currently, the Florida based company is ranked as the 8th largest online video content provider in the world.

Per a study conducted by Relevancy Group, video emails increasing marketing revenue by around 40%, which makes a company like Talk Fusion an ideal company for the market. Its been found that customers are more likely to open a marketing email that contains video, making it more time efficient that text as well as being more effective. It gives the seller a better way to express the brand’s personality.
The company got its start in 2007 when the founder, Bob Reina, wanted to include a short video in an email he was sending to friends, but America Online told him it couldn’t be done. Reina, together with a tech savvy friend, worked together and created a way to include videos in emails.
What makes Talk Fusion so different than its competitors is its easy use. Often times, newbies in video-marketing find the entire process of attaching videos to emails a bit difficult. Talk Fusion has created a method that offers more than 1,000 templates for any and every situation. Once users get comfortable with the application they have the option to create their own templates.
If you are in the market for video email services to aid your business and promote growth, Talk Fusion is a company to turn to. They have something for every size company and options and services that can fit any situation.

Jennifer Walden is playing an Amazing Role in the Cosmetic Surgery Field

Experienced plastic surgeons use surgical principles to enhance the overall appearance and deal with emergencies that are likely to be caused by reconstructive procedures. The surgeons can still carry out non-invasive procedures such as peels, Botox, and lasers to remove wrinkles, lines, and scars that accumulate on the skin surface. Plastic surgery remains the most effective method of improving both body and face appearance.

Harpers Bazaar published a list of experienced and reliable medical practitioners in the In the United States. The list is just a sample representation of thousands of doctors who performed approximately 1.6 million surgical procedures in 2012 alone. The procedures were cosmetic related, and top five requests consisted of nose reshaping, breast augmentation, facelift, liposuction, and eyelid surgery.

Aaron Rollins is a Beverly Hills-based cosmetic surgeon offering services to prominent individuals in the Hollywood industry. Other California-based surgeons include Raj Kanodia, Steven Teitelbaum, Carolyn C. Chang, Lisa B. Cassileth, and John Owsley.

In Florida Constantino Mendieta and Julio Gallo, offers buttock augmentation and facelift services respectively. New York has Adam Kolker and David Hidalgo, who specializes in the provision of services such as face-lifts, breast work, and eye lifts. Barry Dibernardo is an investor of new cosmetic technology. Gregory is a professional cosmetic surgeon based in Illinois; he assists clients to achieve their dream looks.

About Jennifer Walden

Born and raised by a surgical nurse mother and dentist father, Jennifer Walden decided to follow the suit and pursue a medical related course. After her high school studies, she joined the University of Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She later attended the University of Texas Medical Branch for specialization.

Dr. Jennifer made it to the list of 24 prominent beauty surgeons in the US that was published by Harper’s Bazaar magazine. She has established a successful career during her times in New York City as well as Austin, which is her current residence. She is a member of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery board. Walden handles face and body surgeries in Austin. She is an all-around individual appearing in popular television programs as well as magazines. Additionally, she has won several awards in the medical field and established a successful writing career.

James Dondero Plans to Lead Highland Capital into the Argentina Debt Market

Highland Capital has plans to invest in Argentina, following plans by Argentina to settle some of its debts with holdout creditors, among them billionaire Paul Singer. The plans are good news for Argentina, which is a good sign towards the country’s economy.

Argentina has experienced a growth in debt investors in recent years. However, some of the investors are in distress, and as a result, the country is looking forward to settling out these debts. The new issuance is however not limited to new market entrants as the country’s policy makers have suggested that previous debt investors are welcome to re-invest in Argentina’s debt even after its exit from default.
While speaking in Dallas, Jim, Highland Capital’s co-founder was optimistic of where Argentina was likely to price the debt especially in relation to other Latin American countries. James Dondero also affirmed that Highland Capital was planning to hold on to its original bonds as well as purchasing some of the new issuances. Dondero also intimated his plans to invest in Argentina’s market beyond the sovereign debt. If Jim’s words are anything to go by, it will not be a surprise to see Highland Capital setup an Argentina fund.
As it turns out, a majority of the debt holders are looking to re-invest in Argentina. This trend is against previous fears that distressed investors would exit the market after the transaction. If well priced, the new bonds will be another asset for investors. Many funds are dedicating resources towards investments in Argentina through debt as well as equities.
Highland Capital now eagerly awaits U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling which is likely to see the lifting the ban that has prevented Argentina from paying its restructured debt. When the time comes, Highland Capital will be among the biggest beneficiaries. According to Jim, Highland has earned close to 20 percent annualized returns on Argentina bonds since June 2014. The earnings have gone a long way in helping offset last year’s losses that resulted from investments in the energy sector.
James Dondero is a money markets guru, having gained his experience through decades of working in the financial sector. The University of Virginia graduate began his career at American Express in 1985. He has also worked in Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary as a Chief Investment Officer.
The year 1993 saw the formation of Highland Capital with Mr. Dondero as a co-founder. Over the years, the outfit has gained popularity especially after the formation of the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO), which Dondero was instrumental in its formation. Hedge funds, equity funds, and mutual funds are among the company’s specialties.

The Myth Of Charles Koch’s Beliefs Is Now Being Questioned

Charles and David Koch have seen their backing for the Republican Party in the U.S. demonized in recent years as liberal political activists have looked to strike fear into the hearts of the population by failing to provide a true sense of why the brothers are playing a major role with the GOP. Charles Koch has played a major role in U.S. politics and philanthropy for many years; the interests of the Wichita, Kansas based business leader who is ranked as the joint fifth wealthiest person in the U.S. alongside his brother David are varied, and take in the backing of more than just political causes.

Charles Koch has created a network of hundreds of charitable and political groups working towards the same goals for the people of the U.S., but also backs causes he is personally interested in, such as the Wichita State basketball team. The network of groups backed by Charles Koch are based on the beliefs he himself holds, but do not pose a threat to democracy as they stand to promote the idea of free thinking within a conservative mindset.

One of the main charges that has been laid at the feet of Charles and David Koch is that they promote the ideals that back only their own interests as business leaders, but the facts do not back up these charges as they have come out against policies that would aid their business options. Charles Koch has often fought against tax breaks he believes are unfair despite the fact they may ease the tax burden on both himself and the companies he heads.

Many within the U.S. media and liberal political parties have questioned why Charles Koch plays such as major role within the politics of the country, but his work in politics stretches back a number of decades. In terms of the GOP, the backing of President George W. Bush from 2003 onwards marks the start of major campaign funding for Charles and David Koch; hundreds of other wealthy conservative and Democrat donors also took advantage of campaign funding changes to make sure their political views were backed by the candidates of their choice.

Doctor Sergio Cortes Was One Of The First Physicians To Sound The Alarm On The Zika Virus And Microcephaly

Brazilian Doctor Sergio Cortes is an expert when it comes to responding to health emergencies. Dr. Cortes was a State Health Secretary of Rio de Janeiro for seven years, so he was on call night and day. He left that position in 2013, but not before he was called to the flood stricken area of Xerém, Duque de Caxias to determine if there would be a major outbreak of dengue in that area. The streets and homes of Xerém were flooded, and there was debris and waste piling up across the town. The dengue virus is one of the viruses carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Brazil has been plagued by a series of dengue outbreaks through the years so Dr. Cortes knew what had to be done in Xerém to prevent another outbreak.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a breeding machine. That species doesn’t need much water to lay eggs, and Xerém was filled with potential mosquito breeding grounds. Dr. Cortes and his medical team disinfected water and delivered 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite. Bottle water was in short supply, so the team asked for more bottled water donations as well.

But one of the biggest challenges Dr. Cortes would have to face was the May 2015 Zika virus outbreak. When the news of the outbreak was first reported, Dr. Cortes was performing his duties as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Rede D’Or São Luiz in Rio de Janeiro. Cortes quickly reacted to the emergency in the Northeastern region of Brazil. What alarmed Dr. Cortes was the number of microcephaly cases that were being reported in the same region. Microcephaly causes shrunken skulls in newborns. Microcephaly babies also have underdeveloped brains. Dr. Cortes knew that microcephaly was usually the result of alcohol abuse or a chromosome disorder in pregnant women, according to a post on his LinkedIn page.

Dr. Cortes and his medical team noticed the babies born in the Zika virus outbreak region had excess skin on their heads and calcified patches that were squeezing their brains. In a typical year that same area of Brazil might report one case of microcephaly a month, but after the Zike outbreak dozens of cases were being reported by local doctors.

It didn’t take long for Dr. Cortes and the emergency team of medical professions to see there was a definite link between Zika and microcephaly. Dr Cortes tweeted that research labs have confirmed that theory.

Forefront Capital Advisors Partners with Easter Seals Dixon Center for Veterans

Forefront Capital Advisors announced a partnership with Easter Seals Dixon, with a donation of $3 million. The partnership is meant to help veterans and their families find employment, education, and healthcare according to an article.

When military personnel come home after serving they may have a hard time finding a job or the training needed. Some veterans can benefit from counseling to help readjust to civilian lifestyle, as well as help with what took place while on the battlefield. Easter Seals Dixon Center’s aim is to provide solutions for veterans which are more accessible than what is currently available.

With job training and education veterans are able to find a job easier with the help of a group like Easter Seals; this also helps integrate veterans into the community, while being able to make money. Easter Seals also provides advocacy for veterans that may require someone to advocate for them.

Forefront Capital Advisors offers various types of financial services including; investment management, merchant banking and investment banking. To offer more than most other firms, Forefront Capital Advisors aims to attract business leaders that are influential in their respective fields.

Forefront Capital frequently invests in high yielding products that feature risk mitigation; this can make the market unrelated to their own investments. The well thought out way Forefront Capital handles their work allows them to access niche markets, which can offer interesting and exciting opportunities.

Brad Reifler is the Founder and CEO of Forefront Capital. Brad Reifler is no stranger to founding a company as his first business was a company he founded, Reifler Trading Company, which turned out to be successful enough to be acquired by Refco in 2000.

Brad Reifler continued working at Refco as a trader until founded another company Pali Capital. While at Pali Capital Reifler served as the CEO and Chairman. Pali Capital was a global financial services company according to his resources at

As CEO of Forefront Capital Advisors, Brad Reifler saw the opportunity to help the middle class and veterans a natural progression of his life’s work.  Make sure to also read Reifler’s article about investment, and tips that anybody can use to make things happen.