Relmada Files Action Against Laidlaw & Company

PR Newswire recently reported on a legal action by Relmada Therapeutics against Laidlaw & Company and its two principal officers, Matthew Eitner and James Ahern. The complaint by Relmada alleges that Laidlaw divulged information about Relmada and its products designed to eliminate or reduce pain when used by p[atients. Laidlaw countered by claiming that they were brought in to help raise capital for Relmada and now Laidlaw should have a governing control of Relmada. Read the full story:

U.S. Federal Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Laidlaw & Company And Its Principals Matthew Eitner And James Ahern

Relmada is a young company when compared to Laidlaw and Company. Laidlaw traces their origins back 100 years. A glimpse of the 5-year chart of Relmada is frightening. Most skiers would lose control on the slippery slope of Relmada’s recent decline.
Relmada’s claim may be unworthy, but there is a great deal of contention between clients and brokerage firms. Laidlaw like all firms has had complaints but sometimes such complaints are not justified. The world of the novice stock broker is eerily similar to a used car salesman. Management for both professions realizes that the novice brings family and friends as possible customers, and it is usual that sales can be made benefitting the novice salesperson. But this novice sales person does not know whether the car is a lemon or that the stock is a dud. In cases of customer disputes, it is usually the novice salesman who is criticized and pays the price for his well-meaning actions.
Unfortunately, investors expect too much from their brokers. Investors need to do a fair share of work on both selecting the brokerage firm and their possible choices for investment. The broker and the client, have a mandatory sit down meeting where the goals and the background of the client are discussed so that the broker may know of the client’s past trading experience and his financial status.

The End of Cancer May be Near- Thanks to This Man and His Company

Dr. Clay Siegall is the co-founder, and President of Seattle Genetics. Dr. Siegall used innovative ideas, thorough research and drug development in order to find ways to cure patients with cancer. With the help of Dr. Siegall, Seattle Genetics (publically traded on the NASDAQ Market), has capital-raising activities set over $675 million- this includes private and public financings. This company is the leader in what is known as “antibody drug conjugates” (ADC) to fight cancer. ACETRIS was the first product created by the ADC method. It was approved by the FDA in 2011. ACETRIS is available in over 50 countries around the world. Thanks to ADCETRIS, more than 15,000 lymphoma patients have found treatment. This treatment is even being used to help patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma that may relapse. Along with ADCETRIS, Seattle Genetics is working on other clinical-stage programs. This includes SGN-CD33A for acute myeloid leukemia. Also, SGN-CD19a, is likely to be used for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Other cancer-related programs include ALCANZA, ECHELON-1 and ECHELON-2. Seattle Genetics is also making innovating strides toward cytotoxic therapy, or “cell-killing therapy”.

Clay Siegall’s goal is to kill only malignant cells, since chemotherapy can kill healthy cells in the process. Also, malignant cells can build a resistance, making it harder for the cancer to be terminated in the body. The goal is to keep the patient cancer-free, only sacrificing cancerous cells in the process.
Seattle Genetics was founded in 1998 in a suburb known as Bothell, Washington, North of Seattle. Along with serving as President of Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall is on the Board of Directors for Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (since January 2014), Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc (Since 2006), and Mirna Therapeutics Inc. (Since 2013). Dr. Siegall has received his Bachelor of Science (Zoology) from the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D (Genetics) from the George Washington University. Seattle Genetics, the company’s goal is to “make a difference in the life of cancer patients”. The company has over 650 employees.

Richard Price Offers Wealth Solutions

Richard Blair and his company Wealth Solutions offers his advisory services to high net worth individuals who are helped to achieve their investment goals. Blair specializes in estate tax and estate planning as well as financial planning, and asset protection. His clients are able to discover the best options and opportunities in securities and insurance. He currently manages assets valued at more than $55 million.

Blair recently compiled a list of items to consider whenever considering renting your house using the popular Airbnb rental services. He is an expert on insurance, and his advice is worth considering. Chief among his recommendations is the potential damage which may be caused by reckless house guests. These kinds of renters can cause damage to the home and to other properties and even to other persons. He goes on to stress that the insurance coverage offered by Airbnb is a secondary type of insurance and often does not cover the homeowner’s insurance claims. When the homeowner realizes the liability risks involved along with the insurance issues, a less rosy picture of renting by Airbnb is painted.

Blair’s wisdom extends beyond issues of insurance and rental properties. He is certified and registered as an investment advisor, annuity and funds specialist, and a professional dealing with retirement income.

Blair created his company, Wealth Solutions, in 1994. He has a profound commitment to educating his clients in the realm of financial investing. Blair considers each client as part of a team effort and together they will explore the multitude of choices available to achieve financial success expertly tailored to fit each individual client. Just as he has pointed out the dangers involved in renting your private home, he will expertly advise you as you seek financial success in a complex business filled with its own language, and in some people’s minds an undecipherable language, created to keep investors, even sophisticated investors, in the dark. With his commitment to educating his clients, you can be assured you will not be one of the many uninformed who are stumbling around the dimly light and mysterious world of investing. Richard Blair will make everything clear to you and replace the darkness with the light of reason.


George Soros Argues That The European Authorities Are Treating Ukraine Like Another Greece

When George Soros visited Ukraine, he was surprised by the contradiction between the deteriorating objective reality and the zeal of the reformist. George Soros contends that the country was under political, military and economic pressure but still pushing on with its reform agenda. In 2014, the reform agenda was still in its formative years. In 2015, a number of laws were passed towards meeting IMF requirements. In the recent past, the Minsk agreement was passed. However, George asserts that the oligarchs were smarter in defending their interests than the reformers. Oligarchs are the industrialists who have been using political influence to steal from the public coffers.

George posits that when the economy of Ukraine was on the brink of collapsing and the political tensions were escalating, they faced myriads of challenges from powerful oligarch. One of them was Igor Kolomoisky who planned to use his militia to maintain control over Naftogaz’s subsidiary. To this end, the government had to resists his use of force, In the end, the government managed to outshine him. George argues that this situation was the turning point as the central bank started imposing austere measures on the banking system. In order to recapitalize, the banks will have to take more time. Other oligarchs such as Rinat Akhmetov and Dmytro Firtash are in the government’s radar.

George argues that Ukraine has made tremendous efforts in reforming the police and introducing online services in the government. This way, transparency shall be enhanced, especially in official procurement undertakings. George Soros goes on to assert that reformers are coming across resistances at every step of their reform efforts. The populace is dissatisfied with the slow pace of the reform process and the declining living standards. George thinks that the reformers stress may increase and reach a breaking point at any given time. The billionaire believes that the Greek crisis deepened Ukraine’s problems because it diverted the European Authorities’ attention from Ukraine. The situation was made worse because the authorities continued to treat Ukraine just like another Greece.

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Sustaining Ukraine’s Breakthrough

George posits that based on the existing perceptions, Ukraine is a victim of classical balance of payments. This crisis resulted into the banking crisis and increase in public debt. George contends that different international financial institutions are well equipped to handle such crisis. However, the problem is that such institutions do not have proper training on how to deal with the political problems such as the Ukrainian situation. George recalls that the European Union prepared an Association Agreement with Ukraine in order to enhance the country’s economy. In the agreement, the EU developed a detailed guide on the various steps that the Ukrainian government would take before receiving financial assistance.

Since then, Ukraine has registered progress with its revolutionary transformation. The detailed roadmap requires adjustments. However, the bureaucratic processes followed by the European Commission have no provision for such adjustments. George argues that the greatest threat to the European Union is Russia. According to George, Russia is not a strategic partner but a strategic rival who uses religious faith, social conservatism and ethnic grounds to replace communism.

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The Story of Kenneth Goodgame of the True Value Cooperative

Ken Goodgame is a number one leader in Operations Management. He specializes in the creation of billion and million-dollar OEM quality by combining marketing, streamlined financial oversight and creative business strategies. Kenneth Goodgame focuses on delivering balanced corporate alignment, performance indicators, employee commitment and quality systems to improve profitability and performance. Ken has a huge experience in his field of expertise. He holds a BSc in Marketing from the University of Tennessee.

Goodgame began his career back in 1994 with the Home Depot, Atlanta, GA. He served in dockets: Hardline D28 Product Merchant from 1995 to 1999, Director, Proprietary Brands from 1999 to 2001, he was the promoted to be the Senior Global Product Merchant from 2001 to 2002. Ken left the company for Newell Rubbermaid, Huntersville, NC. He worked there until 2007. Ken, occupied the posts of President and General Manager; Rubbermaid cleaning, Bernzomatic until 2004 when he was appointed the Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales Channel. He left the company to become the president Baja Motorsports for the Techtronic Industries North America, Anderson, SC in 2008. Ken left the Techtronic Industries for Ace Hardware Corporation, Oak Brook, IL in 2010. He served as the General Merchandising Manager till 2013.

In 2013, Goodgame joined the True Value Hardware Corporation, Chicago, IL. He is the Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. He manages all P&L of over $2.2 billion in global purchasing, hires the management with complete pricing, and much more.

The true value Company has its headquarters in Chicago. It is among the significant member-owned cooperatives. The company promotes the culture of entrepreneurship, award excellence and foster work conditions that encourage teamwork and the sharing of insight without losing individuality. Currently, the True Value Cooperative as grown to serve 58 countries worldwide with over 4000 retail locations, 2500 associates, and 13 regional distribution bases. They can support prospective entrepreneurs to open True Value stores. The members of the cooperative get to access aid from True Value Company in training, retail, and technology to enable them to reach high heights. True Value stores are excellently positioned to compete to have a captivating shopping experience, relevant product assortment, and awesome client service. You can find more about the company on their official website.

Talk Fusion Awarded WebRTC Product Of The Year Award by Technology Marketing Corporation

The Talk Fusion video chat was the winner of the 2016 WebRTC Product of the Year Award issued by the online market leader, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC). The announcement was made by the CEO of TMC Mr Rich Tehrani, who acknowledged that the award was issued for Talk Fusion’s innovative product. According to Rich, the judges were impressed by the company’s excellence and ingenuity in their creative video chat and fitness to technology trends.

The award was designed by TMC to honor solutions in the marketing industry that support browser-to-browser applications from video chat, voice calling and P2P file sharing. The companies that are acknowledged are the ones that promote browser-to-browser applications without the need to install third-party plugins. The award was started 20 years ago and each year, a company is acknowledged with the prestigious award.

Before the award, Talk Fusion had launched the full version of the cross-device communication app. The app allows the users using different platforms to communicate with any device whether it’s a desktop, smartphone or tablet. Talk Fusion has already launched the app on Google Play Store and iTunes. According to the CEO of Talk Fusion, Bob Reina, it is a huge win for Talk Fusion and the IT team who have always worked hard to promote easier and better communication in the world.

According to one director of the company, Dr. Jonathan Chen, it is a move to achieve even a big goal and to ensure the world of communication moves forward from audio to video as internet penetration grows.  From the name of the company itself, Talk Fusion has kept its philosophy of innovation as demonstrated through its products and services from Video Email to Video Chat.

Talk Fusion is one of the global leaders in video marketing solutions, and has offered an opportunity for small businesses to changes lives through patent-pending video technology. Apart from introducing the first instant pay compensation plan, the products are marketed-to-person in more than 140 countries.

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The Many Interests of Avi Weisfogel

If you ask Avi Weisfogel his occupation, you might expect him to say “dentist.” But there is more to Weisfogel than just being a dentist. Instead of simply taking care of patients’ teeth, he uses his dentistry to help those with sleep disorders. After leaving private practice, Weisfogel established Dental Sleep Masters in 2010. This company learned that many people with sleep apnea and similar disorders can be treated by adding oral appliance therapy to any sleep medicine treatment. Similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, this custom fit device helps keep the patient’s airway open to aid in a good night’s sleep. Avi Weisfogel has created three levels of education courses for dentists who wish to use his oral appliance therapy in their practice, as well as attracting more patients that need help with their sleep disorders. Weisfogel also puts on lectures to explain to other dentists how they can help patients with sleep disorders.

Along with his dentistry/sleep disorder business, Weisfogel is also very active in charity work. He launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Operation Smile. This organization, established in the 1980s, helps children around the world in areas where proper dental care is lacking. Operation Smile has performed 200,000 surgical procedures since its creation.

But it’s not all work for Avi Weisfogel. He has quite a few interests away from the dental world. Weisfogel is an avid New York Rangers fan. He also enjoys classic rock and is a fan of Pink Floyd and Billy Joel.

Eric Pulier, the helping hand for America’s sick children

Eric Pulier is a New Jersian philanthropist and entrepreneur who graduated Harvard University with a degree in English and American literature. His experience at Harvard includes time spent writing for The Harvard Crimson. This education in addition to his several classes taken at MIT has helped give Eric Pulier the skills to give back to his community.

After graduating, Mr. Pulier contributed to and built up the Starbright World, a nonprofit organization which helps improve the lives of chronically ill children. The foundation has a safe social network for chronically ill children aimed at helping children coop with their anxiety. The social networked included a video conferencing service which connected more than seventy-five American hospitals together. The organization provides many hospitals with tablets to help ease access to the social network. The Starlight Foundation also has a wish list program for donors to help purchase gifts for the hospitalized children.

In 1997, Eric Pulier spearheaded the “Bridge to the 21st Century” Presidential Technology Exhibition for Clinton’s 2nd inauguration. Mr. Pulier’s exhibition was divided into several groups: health care, education, entertainment, community, government, space exploration, family, and the environment. Pulier’s exhibition culminated with a live-feed from the Space Shuttle.

Eric Pulier’s more recent contributions include his 2015 patent on secure HIPPA regulated cloud computing. By maintaining security for the cloud in line with the government’s HIPPA regulations, Eric Pulier can provide cutting edge computational software for the same children he helps through The Starlight Foundation. His publication in this field greatly summarizes his immense societal contributions: technological improvements to help those in need.

John Goullet: The Principal Executive That Cares

As much as I hate to write this, we live in a world where people only think of themselves. It is a me-first generation and a me-first culture. Because of this, when you encounter people like John Goullet of Diversant, it is a rare treat and a real achievement. He is someone that is always looking out for others and always looking for ways to make the world a better place, each and every day. It is something he takes incredibly seriously. As a member of their leadership and advisory board, he knows his voice carries a lot of weight in the room. He also knows that there are certain people in the company that look to him during trying times.

You have to remember that this was a man that used to run a company where they solved problems for Fortune 500 companies. You have to be calm, cool, and collected in order to do that and you can’t get flustered. Diversant is filled with people like John, and they are proud to have John as a member of their team. In addition to his work at Diversant, he is also a entrepreneur. This tells me that he is a person that knows the meaning of hard work and how to build something.

In life, nothing comes easy and nothing is easy. Everything requires hard work, dedication, commitment and a never-say-never attitude. You have to have a clear vision of what it is that you want and you have to set out to achieve it. That is how John has always lived his life. He is an outside-the-box thinker and looks for solutions that others might overlook, ignore, or not even think about in the first place. That is why he has had such longevity and why he has succeeded for so long. He has never been afraid to try something and see if it works.

He likes to take calculated risks because he knows that without risks, you will never get the reward. The reward is worth it after all of the blood, sweat, and tears of a long day.

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James Dondero’s Generous Support of Uplift Education

Successful businessman, James Dondero of Highland Capital Management, has recently received attention for his generous support of Uplift Education. Uplift Education is a unique and beneficial group of charter schools that is located near Dallas, Texas. James Dondero has been a long time supporter of educational programs located in the Dallas area, and was excited about the opportunity to offer financial assistance to a program like Uplift Education. In previous years, the financial group leader has become known as an extremely generous philanthropist with a desire to better the community of the local Dallas area for future generations. His desires have come to fruition with his funding of the Uplift Education program, and Dondero expects to continue to donate funds to the school system in coming years.

The Uplift Education system was developed as a charter school project in 1996. The goal of the project was to offer better schooling options to students in the urban communities near Irving, Texas. As the years passed, the first initial Uplift Education school project expanded from one school to 10 separate schools. The system includes 3 predatory schools and 4 academies for lower education. The Uplift Education system has earned several awards and has become one of the most sought after school districts in the Dallas area. The Uplift Education system is also responsible for the implementation of several educational referendums around the state of Texas.

After learning of the school system’s intense devotion to the reform of public school education, James became eager to partner with the developers of the school. After several months of discussion with the Uplift Education system to learn about the existing programs and initiatives, Highland Capital Management proceeded with the investment into the school system. During a recent interview regarding his donation to the school system, James Dondero mentioned plans to continue to help fund the system throughout the remainder of 2016 and in years to come. The Highland Capital Management leader expressed his excitement about his ability to help fund the creation of innovative programs and educational reform policies with the Uplift Education system. This article was originally published here.

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