The Unstoppable Contactless Payment Revolution from PSI Pay

The UK appears to be all in on the contactless payment trend. Reportedly, more than half of the country’s total purchases are done so using credit cards. Physical currency is quickly becoming extinct. The partnership between PSI-Pay and Kerv Wearables further supports this belief. The two innovative companies have developed the world’s first contactless payment ring. A product both expect to one day dominate the market.

people will no longer have to worry about losing change and digging through their pockets. In fact, there won’t even be a need to memorize a pin number. The UK seems to be ahead of the rest of the world as it has already experienced a growing number of stores that accept contactless payments. There is no other payment method as fast or efficient.

Cash and coins are falling behind in use to cards of all sorts. This is a new wave that is expected to keep growing. The contactless ring Kerv has released are making traditional transactions obsolete. Contactless payment really began to pick up steam in the UK in 2015 and has continued upward.

There is no other company making a bigger impact in the contactless payment industry than PSI-Pay. PSI is a regulated contactless payment provider that focuses on providing a variety of payment methods to individuals all over the world.

PSI-Pay was founded more than a decade ago and has always provided its services to the worldwide market. What separates PSI from its competitors is its staff, which consists of experienced and skilled professionals with best backgrounds in alternative banking. Close to 200 nations use the services PSI provides.

More and more consumers will switch to contactless payments because they are so much easier to use than cash. This saves consumers time and energy. The contactless payment revolution is thriving and seemingly unstoppable.

Sean Penn Takes on the World in Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

Actor, screenwriter, producer, director, activist, war correspondent, and interviewer Sean Penn has just hung a new hat on the old rack, novelist. The, apparently retired, actor’s new book is titled, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”, and is an eclectic set of crazy. According to Marc Maron, who hosted a podcast interview with Penn, the book should be read slowly. It uses a lot of big words, and many of them may be unfamiliar to the general public. The book is labeled a satire but is in reality it is a segmented work of poetry, interlaced with ranting and storytelling. On the whole it follows the exploits of Bob Honey, a septic tank salesman moonlighting as a government assassin. It is an expanded version of the audio book Penn debuted back in 2016, which he authored under the pseudonym Pappy Pariah. It is now optimized with a more detailed story and choked full of Penn’s broad perspective on social issues. Like most satires, underneath the cheeky humor are hints of truth meant to open minds.

Penn is known for his political activism, so it is no surprise that Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff makes bold references to Trump. The current president is characterized as Mr. Landlord in the book, and Penn uses his inclusion to mark upon his concerns for the country. According to his interview with Marc he began feeling this way back in 2016. As did many celebs who made their political leanings known via entertainment mediums. Trump is not the only target as Penn includes other people as well. He based a character named Fletcher on El Chapo, whom he interviewed. Penn also offers scathing critiques of past events, like the Las Vegas shooting, or the problems in Yemen, pokes at Scientology, and even dedicates four pages to #MeToo. The latter has actually put the actor in some hot water, not that Penn really cares.

His admonishment of #MeToo comes in the form of a four-page poem that calls the movement out for playground tactics, belittling sexual abuse, and orchestrating witch hunts for the accused. Penn has made such statements before but their inclusion in the book caused some upset. A few reporters even suggested Penn apologize. True to the form presented in his book, Penn declined, stating that the reader will take away what they want. According to Penn the section actually supports movements like #MeToo.

What You Ought To Know about Vijay Eswaran and his Exemplary Career

Often, successful entrepreneurs suggest that the key to success is working smart which is true. However, without focus in the game, all the effort can go into waste. Today, the competition in the business sector is so stiff as compared to the past hence each player has to be versatile to remain relevant. Vijay Eswaran is among the few individuals whose life and career points out how success should appear.

The renowned entrepreneur was born in Penang on October 7th, 1960. Currently, his name is respected across the world for his unlimited contributions. The Malaysian tycoon is the founder of the QI Group. The group of companies is headquartered in Hong Kong. QI Group specializes in education, real estate, retail, direct selling, and hospitality. Its impact is felt in not less than 30 countries.

To the group of companies, Vijay Eswaran is a crucial individual. He serves as its executive chairman, a position that he enjoys undertaking. According to QBuzz, the management position has helped Vijay build a legacy through his top-notch skills and intellect. In the company, Vijay is tasked with the most significant duty which is overlooking its success. Vijay ensures that the group of companies thrives in all the sectors specifically in sales throughout the country.

Today, Vijay is an icon owing to his success stories and contributions to the industry. The successful business guru has managed to launch a movement in multilevel network hence building his reputation as one of the most charismatic self-made leaders in Asia. Often, Vijay says that his past experiences are behind the successful individual he is today.

The talented business person schooled at London School of Economics where he graduated with a degree in socio-economics. Later, Vijay joined the Southern Illinois University to pursue a master’s degree. School life wasn’t that easy for Vijay since he had to work as a taxi driver to get money to fund his education. No one ever saw this coming, rising from a cab driver to one of the wealthiest individuals around the world.

Vijay Eswaran is one of the few successful business moguls who loves sharing their knowledge with the world, and that’s what saw him establish RYTHM and Vijayaratnam, foundations that focus on mentoring entrepreneurs. The foundations work in close collaboration with disadvantaged communities in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Also, Vijay is the founder of Quest International University Perak in Malaysia. His charitable acts have earned him numerous accolades.

Besides, Vijay Eswaran is a celebrated motivational speaker, as well as an author. The outspoken leader focuses on topics related to leadership, spirituality, and mindfulness. Today, Vijay has been featured in various international forums to speak on management. His books also enlighten individuals on how they can progress in the business sector. Eswaran is a committed family guy. He is either in Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur with his lovely wife, Umayal and his nieces and nephew.

LARKIN AND LACEY’S FIGHT AGAINST JOE ARPAIO

President Trump issues his first presidential pardon to a tough Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County. Arpaio is known for being notorious, and one of his wrongful acts was imprisonment of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, owners of Village Voice. Michael Lacey was the executive editor and Jim Larkin of the CEO.

About ten years back, the Village Voice Media made a publication on the probe of a grand jury not knowing the same jury was investigating them.

The same day of the publication, the two were arrested from their homes by the agents of Maricopa County Enforcement Unit for disclosing details of the grand jury investigation.

Since his inauguration in 1992, Joe Arpaio had hostile law enforcement means especially towards immigrants. He was told by Murray Snow, US District Judge, that he cannot detain immigrants on the basis of suspicion.

All this were discussed behind closed doors until 2011 when a lawsuit was filed exposing the conditions inmates faced in Tent City. Arpaio was defiant of the charges of violating the rights of immigrants and continued with his acts until the reporters heard people’s outcry of his abuse of power.

First, only Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin wrote about Arpaio exposing him to the public, and this led to their arrest. Later on, other newspapers joined in and wrote articles based on Lacey and Larkin’s work and got to national coverage. The two were then released and filed a suit exposing more of Arpaio’s corruption and malpractices that was settled for $3.7million.

After the settlement, Arpaio wasn’t in a good place, he didn’t win re-election as the sheriff for the seventh term, and in July 2017 during the Melendres suit, he was charged with contempt in court. His political experience is what made him get good grace in Trump’s administration.

At an early stage of Trump’s campaign, Arpaio had endorsed him speaking up for him to the point that Trump said in one of his campaign speeches that he was going to pardon him. The reason for the pardon being unknown, Lacey believes it was a campaign strategy to appeal to people viewing Arpaio as a hero. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The Latino community was being undermined during Arpaio’s time, and the police were not of any help as they were his mouthpiece. His supporters saw him as the leader who would do away with illegal immigrants. There was a battle for both the victims and the opposition of Arpaio’s policies. Regional and national human rights movement began to form and swore to protect the Latino community.

Lacey and Larkin used their settlement cash to form the Frontera Fund, one of the largest organizations helping Latinos and other society members protect their first amendment rule.

Despite Trump’s pardon for Arpaio, there are more people who now know of his misdeeds, more movements being created and it’s certain that Arpaio’s agenda will be permanently controlled.

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal Building Skyscrapers in Newark

Newark is becoming home to the tallest residential buildings in New Jersey thanks to the former NBA player, Shaquille O’Neal and Boraie Development. The building is Newark’s first high-rise residential building in over 50 years. On Tuesday, the NBA legend joined a host of elected officials and stakeholders in a ceremony which marked the completion of the entire project. The building is located in the heart of Newark City and will defiantly serve as a landmark in Newark. The building which has been named “Shaq Tower” will have a total of 169 rental units as well as ground floor retail space after full completion.

 

According to Patch, the ceremony which was held on Tuesday afternoon featured other dignitaries including Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor of Newark Ras Baraka, Acting deputy mayor Carmelo Garcia, Urban Investment Group Managing Director Goldman Sachs and Margaret Anadu head of Urban Investment Group. The project’s cost is estimated to be $79 million and the building is set to open its doors tenants towards the end of the year. According to one of the stakeholders Wasseem Boraie, Newark residents will be able to apply for leases as early as September. Most of the residents are looking forward to the opening of the highest residential building in the area.

 

The project is a public and private partnership between the city of Newark, Boraie Development and the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group. The New Jersey Department of Economic Development also channeled in more than $24 million to the project.

 

The NBA legend, O’Neal, and Sam Boraie further announced that there were plans to build another 35-story building worth $150 million. The project will be located on McCarter highway and is also aimed at revitalizing Newark’s real estate industry. The two investors said that they are working closely with Ras Barak and other officials of the city to ensure that Newark residents have adequate and affordable housing.

 

Besides the Skyscrapers, Shaquille O’Neal and Boraie have also partnered in another project called IMPACT in Newark. The project is meant to train local residents for unionized jobs. O’Neal confirmed that the project had already placed eighteen people on apprentices. The mayor of Newark, Ras Baraka lauded the efforts put by investors in the city and promised his full support.

 

“I want to thank Shaquille O’Neal, Boraie Development and all other investors for having confidence in this city, as the mayor I am going to accord them the necessary support to ensure that the residents of this great city benefit from these investments’’, said Baraka. For more info you can checkout boraie.com

 

 

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Adam Milstein, a true Jewish Patriot

Adam Milstein is a native of Israel born in Haifa by parents from two countries, making him an Israel-American. In 1981, he was able to earn an MBA from USC. Adam Milstein is an entrepreneur as seen by his co-founding of Adam and Gila Milstein foundation. His entrepreneurial skills are not just manifested in his foundation as he is also a managing partner. He is responsible for managing Hager Pacific Properties finances, properties, and disposition. Also, being an Israel-American enables him to head the Israel-American council as its chairman.

Adam Milstein is not only passionate about leadership but also in philanthropic work. His foundation supporting many charitable organizations is a clear indication he has a philanthropist heart. He is mostly involved in philanthropy to strengthen Jewish people and Israel nation. Adam Milstein’s passion extends to humanitarian acts being involved in many fundraising activities. Also, he has come together with people he shares the same ideas, for the well-being of the society. He is also a pro-Israel activist and for the Jewish Education.

Adam Milstein has been able to write his views on radicalization for Jewish News Syndicate (JNS). On one of his article, he acknowledged that anti- Semitism is the main reason why radical Muslim movements are founded. He also added that this anti-Semitism gave birth to a community known as the radical leftism which contributed to that radicalized breeding hate, bigotry, and racism. The radical leftist had come together with the radicalized Muslims to be involved in vices; stoning women, being against gays and not recognizing the rights of the minorities and less fortunate in society. He added that Linda Sarsour among others came together for the common purpose of achieving freedom of speech, tolerance, and anti-Semitism.

Adam Milstein in the article added that there had been a condemnation of Israel’s acts; New-York University has condemned Israel in a guide, two rallies held in Chicago too focused in this condemnation, and it’s seen that the Jewish who tried to be involved during an event to oppose sexual violence was condemned.

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Matt Badiali’s Tips for investing in base metal industry

For many investors who follow Matt Badiali and read his Newsletter, Real Wealth Strategist are convinced that he is a man who offers essential insights when it comes to matters dealing with natural resources. He uses his vast knowledge and experience to give informative analysis into the daily happenings of the sector and the financial opportunities and setbacks that exist within the natural resource sector. Read more at Agora News about Freedom Checks.

In one of his recent articles, Badiali was talking about the investment in metal industry and how several investors are making huge gains from it. He particularly discusses Zinc which is said is a top performing metal alongside copper and lead.

He says before 2017, there was a bear market and as a result, not many investors were privy to this type of investment opportunity. But towards the end of 2016, things started to look up and the prices grew steadily up until now. Form an economic viewpoint; he says this is due to the lack of supply of these metals. Matt Badiali says during the brutal bear market, companies have to slow down their activities while others shut down completely. Those who opted to stay did not invest fully in their operations. Read this article at metropolismag.com.

Prices for these base metals will rise throughout 2018 and urges people to invest especially in copper which he says will be a top money maker in 2018. Matt Badiali believes that for one to make a good fortune from natural resource investments, he or she needs to be conversant with how the metal market works and to strike at the right time. Matt Badiali first discovered what he calls Freedom Checks whenever he was doing research with his team in the oil and natural gas industries.

Badiali has worked in various countries including, Iraq and Papua New Guinea. He has a degree in Earth Sciences from Penn State University and a master of science in geology from Florida Atlantic University. Before delving into the world of investment, Matt Badiali worked as a Geologist at University of North Carolina and Duke University.

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The Importance of World Intellectual Property Day w/ Kamil Idris

Eight years ago, on April 26th, 2010, World Intellectual Property Day was first launched. Since then, the global celebration has been growing in popularity, with an ever increasing list of governments and independent organizations celebrating along with the World Intellectual Property Organization, or WIPO. World Intellectual Property Day is a celebration of, you guessed, intellectual property. That is, it celebrates patents, copyrights, and trademarks worldwide, as well as inspiring would be inventors.
Kamil Idris recently released a message via ie-forum.com on the upcoming celebrations and whay this celebration is important. Kamil Idris was a part of WIPO for the better part of twenty years, as well as being the director for over a decade. The director’s job is overseeing WIPO’s mission: to safeguard and promote one of humanity’s most precious resources: our ingenuity. Also, Idris was an independent candidate for the Sudanese president, the nation that is his birthplace.
In his report, Idris outlines the importance of intellectual property on a global scale. Without the presence of laws protecting intellectual property, new technologies and methods developed to combat global issues would never have become reality. What is the point of inventing something new and exciting if some big business can simply steal it from you? These are what these rights protect. IDris gives the example of global sports events. Without intellectual property rights, the broadcasting capabilities for these events would never be possible, and these sports events would never unite the world for that briefest of times.
Kamil Idris stresses the importance of human ingenuity. Creativity drives humanity from the creation of fire, to jet propulsion. From the first wheel, to the first airplane, great technological advancements have come from people with an idea. Johannes Gutenberg had the idea for mass production of books, and invented the printing press, one the single most defining moments of western civilization. WIPO promotes World Intellectual Property Day to bring notice to artists and inventors, whether they are famous or not.
World Intellectual Property Day, created by Kamil Idris, is not only a celebration of the ingenuity and creativity that fuel human advance, but also the right that protect these ideas, allowing them to be focused on driving economies and society as a whole.

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The Cryptocurrency expert, Ian King Joins Banyan hill Publishing

Many people have heard about bitcoin but never had the interest to invest in it due to lack of enough knowledge on cryptocurrencies. Ian king famously known as the “crypto king” has spent his career educating people on the crypto coin. Ian is an entrepreneur and investor with 20 years’ experience in the business world. He writes detailed contents to help entrepreneurs navigate the cryptocurrency market. He is the owner and founder of Intellicoins. Intellicoin shares information on the new trading opportunities and the new crypto coin developments. They also analyze the crypto coins price and volume to choose the best crypto coin and find the optimal entry and exit points. Follow Ian on Twitter.

Ian King also writes for medium.com. In his recent article, he shared his insights on cryptocorn. Cryptocorn is a new startup unicorn. Unicorns have been described as rarity startups that exceed 1 billion dollars valuations. According to him, 275 companies across the world fit in the unicorn description including Pinterest and Uber. In an assessment that was done, there were 41 blockchain projects worth over one million dollars, and bitcoin stood up in the crypto core pen.

The crypto king was born and raised in Jersey offshore city where he spent most of his summertime as a lifeguard in the ocean. Ian worked as a captain of the Belmar beach at the age of nineteen. He attended the Lafayette College University where he graduated with a degree in psychology. He joined the Banyan hill in 2017 and has been a significant editor at the company. His publishing’s focuses on crypto coins, and guides investors on how and when to invest in the cryptocurrencies. Banyan hill publishing was lucky to have the cryptocurrency expert in the company. Stay updated with Ian at Facebook.com.

He has always written insightful articles since he joined the company. In one of his publishing, he stated that investors who still make losses in bitcoin trade, don’t take time to learn and correct the past mistakes. He also updates his readers on the peaks and valleys of the bitcoin market. Bitcoin has been leading in the application of blockchain technology. The crypto coin’s demand has dropped from 99% to 33% same as Litecoin, Etherum and Ripple.

Before joining Banyan hill, Ian King worked at Salomon Brothers for mortgage bond and trading department as a desk clerk. He also worked with Citigroup that focused on credit derivatives. Ian King, later on, joined the Peahi Capital, a hedge fund based in New York as a head trader for ten years.

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A Snapshot of GoBuyside, a Leading Recruitment Platform in the Investment Industry

Financial matters require an expert in the field to interpret and forecast the fate of investment especially when it comes to stock market. Many organizations have understood this fact and that’s why they keep on releasing their view on certain investment matters. One of those platforms where investors have gained valuable information is GoBuyside which is one of the leading and globally recognized financial recruitment platform based in New York in the investment management industry. Visit Ziprecruiter for career and employment opportunities at GoBuyside.

Arjun Kapur is the brain behind the establishment of GoBuyside in 2011 and 7 years later the company has spread globally. Mr. Arjun is a Master Business Administration graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business. He later joined a high finance industry where he conceived some creative mind as a result of what he saw happening in the company; where the competition for talents increased and the company slowed their rate of employment. This led to lack of transparency in the recruitment process. This is when Kapur started designing better ways of satisfying human needs in the finance industry.

As a result of his thinking, he came up with GoBuyside which is a technology based platform which changed the process of hiring. GoBuyside basically was created to identify qualified finance professionals globally who met the needs of their clients. The firm has grown to incorporate 10,000 firms, serving 500 clients and its presence in 500 cities all over the world. The platform makes use of applicant tracking systems, online job boards and artificial intelligence so as to connect the best-qualified personnel to employers especially in the finance industry. Follow GoBuyside on Facebook.

A greater percentage of the success of GoBuyside is from the transparency of employers and potential employees. Another feature that has made this platform favorable for many applicants is its ability to view the compensation reviews, create connections in their preferred fields and get a notification when such a job opportunity arises. When the employer raises an alarm of a need of an employee, the diligence team of the platform passes the candidates through a very rigorous process and come up with the best candidate whom they connect with the employer.

Under the leadership of their CEO, the staff team at this platform have been trained and well sharpened by Kapur hence becoming well equipped with both knowledge and professional expertise that makes GoBuyside an exceptional in among recruiting businesses. The platform operates on the client-centric approach which is slowly changing the way human capital needs are handled by the finance industry.

GoBuyside recruitment platform is one of the leading premieres that are connecting hedge funds, investment managers, private financial firms, investment advisors with over 500 companies in the world. It’s with no doubts that there are even many expectations of this platform leading the way and shaping the way recruitment firms should operate in future. Analysts at GoBuyside advises that management firms, distributors, fund companies and administrators should have a certain boundary of controlling the personal information that relates to employees and investors so as to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation that’s taking effect from May 2018.

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