Daily archives "November 8, 2017"

The Generous Philanthropy Of George Soros Regarding The Open Society Foundation

Most people are familiar with the name George Soros. He has built a reputation as a major donor in Democratic politics, and as a successful hedge fund manager. He has recently made one of the largest private donations in history to the Open Society Foundations. The $18 billion gift has been made throughout the last few years but was kept quiet until recently. His donation has made Open Society the United States second largest philanthropic organization, the largest being the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This has also placed George Soros at the center of political social debates across the country.

George Soros founded the Open Society more than three decades ago, and the foundation promotes human rights democracy in over 120 countries. More recently, Open Society has begun focusing on the United States with programs protecting lesbians and gays from police abuse. In 2014 the organization aided centers treating Ebola, and protected the people of the United States from a wave of hate incidents occurring after the election of 2016. This led to a commitment of $10 million by George Soros to prevent the violence.

George Soros has been politically active, and his large donations to Democratic politicians have targeted him for criticism from the Republicans. The Vice President of Open Society is Patrick Gaspard, and he is scheduled to become President towards the years end. He stated the foundation had a new sense of urgency due to Donald Trump’s election as President.

George Soros knows what it’s like to live in a Nazi-occupied Hungary as a child. While Budapest was still controlled by communist rule in 1947, he left the country. He went to London, eventually finding success on Wall Street in the United States. He made $1 billion in 1992 when he made a bet against the British pound. His actions caused the government to devalue the pound.

George Soros became involved with human rights and democracy as his fortune increased. In 1984 he established the first location of the Open Society in Hungary. He became a substantial donor for the Democrats, gave millions to super PAC’s, opposed Donald Trump’s campaign, and bet he would lose the election. He funds Open Society with annual donations, and has increased his personal donations. According to the Wall Street Journal, the foundation receives $18 billion in endowments each year. The expectations are George Soros will contribute roughly $2 billion over the next few years. Since Open Society is already spending an annual amount of $900 million for their grants and programs, this amount is not expected to increase.

The fortune of George Soros is going to stay in familiar hands. Soros Fund Management already handles the personal fortune of the billionaire, and will additionally oversee the endowment’s investments for Open Society. George Soros still finds the time to remain involved in the work of the foundation. He has additionally had to deal with attacks coming from the prime minister of Hungary who was not pleased with one of the universities the Open Foundation chose to fund in Hungary.

Michel Terpins Achievements as a Rally Driver

Michel Terpins is a name to reckon within the Brazilian sporting industry. He is one of the Brazil’s rally drivers to have participated and won most rallying competitions. He started racing with his brother, Rodrigo Terpins, as his navigator in 2015 and since then they have been using T-Rex to race. That has landed him several podiums and left him with impressive ranks.

Michel Terpins has teamed up with his brother, Rodrigo Terpins, in a couple of competitions. For example, he teamed up with him during the 22nd edition of Sertoes Rally. They participated in the T1 Prototype category and finished seventh. The terrain was tough and required much caution and skill. Unfortunately, the duo could not finish the race. They, later on, participated in the 24th edition of the Sertoes Rally and won the 2nd stage, which placed Michel Terpins at the 5th position in the overall competition.

The 25th edition of the Sertoes Rally will give the duo a chance to prove their expertise in rally driving. It is considered as one of Brazil’s longest off-road event covering about 3,300 km. His debut on the Sertoes Rally championships happened in 2002. He started by participating in the motorcycle category before joining his brother in cars category. Over time, he advanced in his rally driving. Such career growth has enabled him to win several stages and positions him in the Brazilian Cross Rally Country Championship.

Michel Terpins treasures every competition he takes part in and is always determined to deliver anything short of a win. Nonetheless, he prepares for the unknown considering that every edition presents him a new challenge. One thing that keeps Michel Terpins moving is his powerful car, the T-REX, a car with a powerful engine that has been designed for the rough terrain. The 40-year old rally driver took part and completed the 25th edition of the Sertoes Rally with his brother, Rodrigo Terpins, as his navigator. He ranked fifth in the race having won the two of the three stages of the competition. He has been a regular participant in the Serotoes Rally and has so far taken part in five editions.

Roberto Santiago: The Talented Entrepreneur Hailing From Joao Pessoa and Proprietor of the Manaira Shopping Mall

Malls offer more than just shopping experiences. They also serve as a comfortable and entertaining facility where many can gather and spend their time. Brazilian entrepreneur, Roberto Santiago noted this value offered by malls over other traditional retail spaces and consequently decided to invest in one in 1987. Two years later, the Manaira shopping mall was opened in the city of Joao Pessoa. After a few renovations over the years to keep it in line with customer needs and preferences, the mall is still one of the most popular in the country. Millions from within and outside the city pass through the Manaira shopping mall’s doors every day.

The Manaira shopping mall features all the essentials you would find at a typical mall. There are dozens of stores offering diverse products and services. There are also several financial institutions and a fitness center within the premises. Also, the mall does not compromise on entertainment as it plays host to a gaming area, several movie theaters, bars and a bowling alley. Finally, the overall appeal of the mall is compounded by the location of the Higher Education College of Paraiba within it.

Food is a significant consideration in any shopping mall. Fortunately, the Manaira shopping mall does not disappoint. The mall features a few large and affordable food courts that are conducive for individuals visiting with their families. Additionally, there are a few finer gourmet spaces including restaurants and ice cream parlors for those in need of more luxurious dining experiences.

Arguably the greatest attraction at the Manaira shopping mall is the Domus Hall. The large concert hall’s capacity runs into the thousands, even with sitting guest. It is strategically located on the mall’s roof and consists of two floors. The lower floor has a more open space and is often the venue for concerts, art exhibitions and various types of parties. On the other hand, the upper floor is subdivided into a number of private cabins that can seat about a dozen with access to bars and dressing rooms. Both floors of the hall are well equipped and are fully air-conditioned.

Quite the talented entrepreneurs, Roberto Santiago’s business interests do not end at the Manaira Shopping Mall. Before going on to develop the mall in 1989, he owned a company involved in manufacturing decorative products known as Cartonnage. He has also invested significantly in the real estate and entertainment industries. His most significant secondary investment, however, came in 2014 when his second mall, the Mangaberia shopping mall. Also located in his home city of Joao Pessoa, the mall is the largest of its kind to the south of the city. Through these two malls, Santiago greatly supports the local economy of Joao Pessoa.

Unknown to many, Roberto Santiago is almost as accomplished in sports as he is in business. The 59-year-old has previously won several motocross competitions and a karting championship. Therefore, it can be argued that the strong desire to provide great entertainment value at the Manaira shopping mall stems from Roberto Santiago’s liking for fun.