Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Incredible Vincent Parascandola

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Vincent Parascandola is a financial advisor. To date, he has been both member and leader of a number of companies responsible for financial matters. Presently, he is the senior executive vice president of AXA Advisors LLC. AXA Advisors LLC is a firm whose headquarters is located in the eighth arrondissement of Paris. This firm usually deals with matters relating to global insurance. For this reason, it has a number of branches around the world. The presence of AXA Advisors LLC is felt in countries found in Africa, North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Western Europe. Hence, it is a highly diversified brand.

AXA Advisors LLC was founded in the year 1816. A century later, this company is still going strong. Its original name was The Ancienne Mutuelle. However, after acquiring a number of companies, its present brand name was developed in 1985. AXA Advisors LLC is an institution keen on protecting the environment, so as to ensure that human life and society at large is protected from issues that might come as a result of environmental degradation. For this course, this company created a research fund in 2008, on a hundred million euro budget.

Under the Research Fund, a number of its member countries have been able to benefit. This fund has been used for research and also in sponsoring the best environmental scientists to advance their studies. In existence today is an AXA heart in action initiative meant for artistic and social philanthropy.

Vincent Parascandola being its current senior executive vice president has been able to steer this company to greatness. His competency has enabled him to registered more than five thousand, three hundred and fifty representatives countrywide. Also, his management style is unmatched.

In his lifetime, Vincent Parascandola has also been able to work for the Continental Division in the capacity of chief sales officer and president. Moreover, he has been president of the Northern Division and Advantage Group. Also, he has worked for Mony Group as a financial professional, sales manager, managing director, and field vice president. Finally, he has led AXA Equitable in the capacity of executive vice president.

February 27, 2017

End Citizen United is Creating a New Reality

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In a world where inequality is the norm, most politicians and wealthy individuals are looking for different ways that they can control the world especially the elections on

In a court ruling, the Supreme Court overturned the BCRA act of 2002. The law stated the corporations and unions were prohibited from making donations towards the election. However, the Supreme Court indicated that such prohibition was working against the constitution and that is what why they overturned the act.

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The Supreme Court was ruling on a case that was filed by Citizen United. The non-profit organization wanted to air a film that was critical of the then Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton. The organization on Facebook– being firm supporters of the Republicans were seeking for permission to release the film titled Hilary: The Movie. The court blocked them because airing the film was a violation of the BCRA law of 2002. This law prohibited the electioneering communications ads that named a candidate within 30 days of the Primary general election. The court stopped the organization from airing, but they overturned the BCRA act on soft money.

End Citizen United PAC had an issue with the Supreme Court ruling, and that is why they are taking action against it. The goal of the organization is to pass a constitutional amendment to reverse the decision. They are looking to raise the required number of signatures to file a petition with the Congress.

The group was established in 2015 and during the first month, they had raised over $2 million. Their goal is to raise $25 million to be able to support the entire process on During that same month, over 325,000 people have already signed the petition.

End Citizen United was supporting the Democrats any other person who was against the ruling and wanted an amendment.

The reason why End Citizens United is passionate about the matter is that the ruling will benefit the rich people who are looking to buy the elections. Allowing the corporation and the unions to support the elections will only increase the circulation of the soft money. Elections are supposed to be democratic and free. But, the interference of the rich will cause a problem in the future elections as there will be no transparency or accountability.

The group’s supporters are the grassroots activists who are helping in spreading the information on the ruling.

The work of the End Citizens United group has come under significant criticism because they are looking for a constitutional amendment. The critics say that this a long shot considering there has not been any amendment since 1992. However, their efforts will not go unnoticed as they are helping people understand about the Supreme Court ruling.

February 27, 2017

Crazy Fan Theories about the Harry Potter

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True lovers of the Harry Potter series have read the books over and over again. So familiar are they with the story that they can sometimes make connections in the story lines and come up with their own Harry Potter theory for some of the things in the stories.

One popular fan theory claims that Crookshanks the cat originally belonged to Lily Potter, Harry’s mother. This could possibly be true since Hermione purchases the cat at the Magical Menagerie and is told the cat has been there for a long time. Harry does wonder if the cat could have survived when Voldermort made his attack when Harry was just a baby. Crookshanks also recognizes Sirius and Wormtail in the animagus form.

Another theory is that the author of the series, JK Rowling, is actually Rita Skeeter. Some believe she was forced to leave the magical world when they found out she was making up stories. She had a hard time making a living as a muggle and decided to write about the all of the things that had happened to her before.

A third fan theory, is that Neville Longbottom was actually a good wizard all along but was originally using the wrong wand. In his later years he was, in fact, considered an exceptional wizard but his early years at Hogwarts did not go as smoothly. It is well known that the wand chooses the wizard and Neville started out using his father’s wand before it was broken and finally got to choose his own wand.

If you really think about some of these trippy theories, it changes the total dynamic of the series, making them some of the best weed movies on Netflix to get high with your friends, and just sit back and enjoy.
February 22, 2017

Lori Senecal: A Career Woman on The Rise

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Lori Senecal is currently the Global CEO for the CP&B, reports PR Newswires. She took up this position in 2015. She is the female person to hold such a position in the company considering the position was only opened one year prior to her appointment.

CP&B is a member of the MDC Partners. It is an advertising agency that was founded in 1988

In her new position, she has been involved with overseeing the growth and expansion of the company. She also manages the coordination of operations in the nine international firms. It is her expertise and leadership skills that have enabled the company to achieve success in the different disciplines. In a report by Huffington Post, it was through her efforts that the firm was recognized by Advertising Age as the Creativity Innovators of the Year. Lori was also recognized by the agency as the four ‘Agency Executives to Watch in 2016‘.

Lori was the CEO and the chairman of the KBS+ partners. Even though she has let go of her title as the CEO of the firm, she was still serving as the global chairman of the firm until 2015. It was her work at the KBS that put her mark in the corporate world. Under her leadership, the firm grew to achieve new heights. The company moved from a 250-person agency with a 900 people in all the offices and became internationally recognized. Lori joined the KBS in March 2012.

Before joining her current position, Lori was the president and the CEO of the MDC Partner network. In this position, she was responsible for developing strategic goals and vision and also working with other MDC partner agencies to achieve growth.

She has also worked with other companies including the McCann World Group as the Global Chief Innovation Officer and also McCann Erickson as the president. She was with the companies for one year and two years respectively. She helped co-found the TAG Ideation at the company. Other companies that she has worked with include the Coca-cola and Nestle.

In 2013, Lori was honored with a Quantum Leap Award for Leadership and Innovation at the AWNY Game Changer Awards. The following year Lori was named as one of the ‘Women to Watch’ by Advertising Age.

Lori attended the McGill University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Finance. She is also the member of the Ad Council Board of Directors.

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February 21, 2017

NY Congressman Chuck Schumer Gives Failing Grade To Trump’s Education Nominee

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President Trump’s pick for education secretary will be flunked, if Chuck Schumer has his way. The senate’s top Democrat will be voting against Betsy DeVos.

The popular, longtime NY congressman is not one to mince words. In fact, Schumer was quite blunt when speaking about Betsy DeVos:

“Betsy DeVos would single-handedly decimate our public education system if she were confirmed,” Schumer stated in a recent press release.

US News and World Report says that the nominee for education secretary comes from a prominent and powerful Michigan Republican family, and critics are quick to point out that DeVos offers zero experience. Her children have received private education, not public, and she has never attended or worked in the public school arena.

Ms. DeVos didn’t fare well during her tough confirmation hearing recently, as Democrats challenged her ability in becoming the country’s education leader.

Critics claim that the numbers are there, showing that DeVos and her family have donated more than $200 million to United States Republicans. Ample donations have been made to many of the senators who will vote on her confirmation.

Congressman Schumer also cites DeVos’ investments in companies where she maintains a large stake and a refusal to divest from these holdings. He says she’s in it for herself and not the students.

Schumer is trying to spark controversy with the DeVos nomination, hoping that Republicans will feel the pressure and vote to block her appointment. Thus far, the GOP seems poised in supporting President Trump’s pick.

February 18, 2017

Will DeVos Make the USA Education Great Again?

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Trump finally made up his mind whom he wanted to be director of education, and the lot fell of Betsy DeVos. The final approval now lies with the Senate but the public is already expressing its disapproval of DeVos. Will she be able to convince the masses otherwise?

Ms. DeVos comes from a long history of establishing Charter Schools in the worse districts of Michigan. This was after identifying the educational gap within Detroit’s poor and struggling families, but she was not the only business minded person to spot the opportunity. Soon a plethora of Charter Schools sprouted on block after block leading to what was accurately defined as, ‘a great choice of schools, but no good choice to enroll in’.

Establishing the schools was the easy part, promoting quality education was the hard one. In record, Charter Schools are the worst performing academically in Detroit, and greater Michigan. We have a situation where an A-student from a charter school cannot identify a single cell found within the human body. The decline in charter school enrollment became so bad that the school owners resulted to issuing incentives to those who enrolled. Promises of free laptops or raffle tickets to win iPads became the norm.

This is a glimpse of the performance record that describes DeVos’ experience with the educational system. Word has it that she even had to pay off some Senators and arm-twist a few legal professionals just to get her name into the Trump’s list of considerations. Now that she is half way there, will she really deliver? In truth, she doesn’t need to move mountains to convince the masses, she only needs to address four key concerns of the education system in America.

First off, she has to ensure that the America public school system promotes the student’s well-being emotionally, physically, academically and socially. Secondly, she has to ensure the education system promotes powerful learning among the students, encouraging questioning and collaboration. Thirdly, she has to build the teacher capacity in public schools by enrolling more teachers and establishing teacher evaluation systems. Lastly, she has to ensure collaboration is promoted within the American education system, encouraging participation from community partners, educators and inter-school partnerships.

February 17, 2017

The Challenge Of Maintaining Momentum According to Adam Goldenberg

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As a business gets started, it is actually easy to come up with ideas and plans in order to get the momentum going. However, as the business grows, there tends to be changes in many aspects of it. Along with the changes come new challenges on Some of the challenges are easy to figure out. However, there are plenty of other challenges that people have to work together to overcome because the company is not the only thing that is changing. The industry that the company operates in is also changing. For instance, Adam Goldenberg’s TechStyle is in a rapidly changing fashion industry. Therefore, he has to make sure that he is able to handle the changes that come his way.

Fortunately, Adam Goldenberg has the tools and the knowledge to analyze the markets so that he can stay on top of the changes that are occurring. Therefore, he has an understanding of what to do about his products. He is willing to test many products that he offers to the customers by way of performance on If he sees that the performance is strong, then there will be more of the products available until that demand is satisfied.

It is one thing to be able to keep up with the changes in the industry at It is another thing to actually influence the industry. A company that has influence in the industry is going to have a greater success than the companies that are even good at keeping up with changes. This is one of the goals of Adam Goldenberg with TechStyle and the brands that have grown from it. While bringing forth some really creative trends, Adam is also making sure that his company has a good relationship with his customers. Customers will buy from companies that show a lot of appreciation to the customers.

February 17, 2017

Lime Crime Lip Wear: For The Fun At Heart

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For close to a decade Lime Crime has been offering innovative and exotic cosmetics. Originally just a lipstick brand they have now branched out and offer not only a variety of different lip products but also a variety of different products that can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks as well. Lime Crime is known for its adorable packaging as well as it’s bright, bold, playful colors. Over the course of the last 10 years they have sold millions and millions of products to women and even men all over the world. Below are just some of their top leading products on the market today.

The Matte Velvetines


Created by the founder and CEO Doe Deere, the Lime Crime Velvetines were the first product of its kind. It is a liquid lipstick created to give a deep rich pigment but still offer a ton of lasting power. The matte Velvetines are one of Lime Crimes top selling products. Available in a large variety of colors it goes on liquid smooth and dries to a nice soft velvet finish. The Matte Velvetines are touch proof as well as kiss proof and will not bleed or transfer. They are made to last all day.


The Metallic Velvetines


Much like the matte Velvetines the metallic Velvetines are made to offer rich pigment with long lasting power. The metallic Velvetines go on liquid and dry liquid instead of turning into a soft matte velvet. They offer a ton of moisture without sacrificing any of the color. They are touch proof as well as transfer resistant. They come in a large variety of colors and offer a smooth luxurious look.


The Unicorn lipstick


Probably one of Lime Crimes most popular products to date the Unicorn lipstick not only offers bold, fun colors but it also comes in adorable fun packaging. Each unicorn lipstick comes in a pink shimmery lipstick case with an adorable glittery unicorn on it. This is one of their boldest collections offering a large variety of fun colors such as blue, green, purple and even black. They are matte cream formula that are very moisturizing and even smell like cupcakes.


These are just a few of the top lip products that Lime Crime has to offer. With so many bright, fun colors and adorable packaging it is easy to see why it is one of the leading lipstick brands on the market today. Not only is it extremely easy to get as it is widely available online is also very reasonably priced and offer something for everyone.

February 16, 2017

Around The Globe With Julie Zuckerberg

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Julie Zuckerberg knew from the beginning that she wanted to work with people and has taken her career seriously as a recruitment specialist, helping thousands of people just like you and I. She has worked hard over the years to help reduce attrition for many businesses and focus on putting the right people in the right position. She attended New York Law School, but obtained her degree in Philosophy at the City University of New York – Brooklyn College. Julie started her career in late 2002 working for a company called Hudson, where she was the Director of Candidate Placement. Her work involved recruiting attorneys, paralegals and case managers. While working closely as the link between employees and her clients, she soon found her passion and made it her personal goal to help every person she encountered as their recruiter, to find that perfect job!


After spending five years working with Hudson, she made a career move that eventually landed her the position of Vice President and Executive Recruiter for Citi Global Consumer Bank. She started recruiting for senior level positions in legal, compliance and auditing. She then took on a bigger role at Citi, doing the full life-cycle recruiting for the Directors and Managing Director positions for CitiCards and the Citi Global Consumer Marketing. She worked sourcing talent both locally and globally, and recruited many times through international connections. After being with Citi Global Consumer Bank for a little over six years, she craved something a little different and moved onto her next big career challenge. She worked briefly with New York Life as an experienced recruiting lead, as well as the Corporate Vice President. But that wasn’t what she really desired and she left New York Life four months later to join the likes of Deutsche Bank, where she is still currently employed as the Executive Talent Acquisition Lead: Private, Wealth & Commercial Clients, Asset Management and GTO. She works side by side with some of the biggest company names known and provides extensive, strategic direction and coaching to the team of recruiters she is helping develop. She collaborates with business leaders throughout the industry to find and place the top talent within that line of work.


Aside from the many roles that Julie Zuckerberg currently has at Deutsche Bank, from client management to implementing best practices into all the recruitment management. She also finds time to volunteer to help causes like animal welfare, human rights, civil rights and social action. She is interested in arts and culture, as well as science and technology. Julie has found her passion both within the workplace, as well as socially and enjoys making a difference in people’s lives.


February 14, 2017

A Look at Alexandre Gama’s Advertising Career and Accomplishments

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Alexandre Gama is an advertising professional from Brazil. He is also the founder and the chief executive officer of Neogama Agency. Gama studied advertising at Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado. He is among the first people in Brazil to venture in the global communication network agencies. Gama is also the first Brazilian to serve in the Global Creative Board.

Alexandre Gama’s Career History

Gama began his career as an editor at Standard Agency, an advertising firm based in Brazil. In 1990, he took up a job at DM9 Agency. In 1996, Gama served as the managing director of the Young & Rubicam. Three years later, Gama launched his firm Neogama Agency. Gama has been managing his company for close to two decades now. Currently, Neogama Agency is a leading advertising company in Brazil. It is also the first company in Brazil to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2002, his company merged with BBH Agency forming Neogama/BBH. Gama became the controlling partner of this merger by holding the majority stake. In 2016, the two companies split, and Gama took over as the CEO of Neogama. Throughout his career, he has served on various boards such as Board of the Brazilian Association of Publicities Agencies. Alexandre Gama has also been nominated and won numerous awards, such as the Cabore Business Award for the best industry director of the year.









February 9, 2017