Russia bans Soros philanthropy as ‘security danger’

 

 

Russia’s General Prosecutor’s Office banned two branches of George Soros’ philanthropy system in November, putting the Open Society Establishments (OSF) and the Open Society Foundation (OSI) on a “stop rundown” of private non-legislative associations whose exercises were considered “undesirable” by the Russian state.

 

OSF first came into an issue with the Russian government in July 2015, when it indicated it may boycott the establishment alongside various other ace majority rules system associations blamed for propelling “delicate hostility” in the nation.

 

Soros, who is best known for Soros Reserve Administration, initially established the OSF system to offer nations some assistance with transitioning from socialism. The philanthropy now supports venture went for majority rule government building over the globe.

 

OSF did not give an announcement as of press time.

 

George Soros is the author and administrator of Open Society—a system of establishments, accomplices, and ventures in more than 100 nations. His dedication to open society—where rights are regarded, the government is responsible, and nobody has the effective business model on reality—makes the Open Society Establishments not at all like some other private charitable exertion ever.

 

Soros started his generosity in 1979, offering grants to dark South Africans under politically-sanctioned racial segregation. In the 1980s, he undermined Socialism in the Eastern Coalition by giving Xerox machines to duplicate banned messages and supporting social trades with the West. OpenSourceFoundations.


Is This the Dawn of Dating Armagedon?

Have you heard the one about the lady who walked into a bar? Wait, cancel that thought. A lady reaches into her handbag and takes out her phone. She quickly wipes left as she does away with Michael, 27 and Jason, 31. She quickly hones in on a photo of Mason, 28 and swipes right so effortlessly, it’s no doubt she is a pro when it comes to online dating. As such, they are a match. They chit chat, and afterwards, make plans to get together. After all, they are only 5 miles apart.

Welcome to the wonderful world of online dating and meetups. As the almost-constant use of smartphones continues to increase, people are becoming quite comfortable with sharing the location, a new generation of dating applications are cropping up whose dimensions are are diverse as the human race itself.

Busy with school, work and social lives, millennials agree that mobile apps not only save time but also allow users to easily sort through and discard undesirables, based solely on a handful of photographs, words and Facebook connections.

Unlike dating apps of yesterday, with never-ending profiles to peruse and messages to write, the newer apps now offer such immediacy, that it’s almost comparable to the days of simply walking up to a complete stranger and chatting.

With regards to potential matches, let’s just say there is plenty of the fish in the sea. One of the most popular apps on the market is Skout. It was developed in 2007, and has been making meetups easier than ever imagined. With a simple click of your phone, you can find people who are close to you and if all goes right, meet up for a coffee, cocktail or tour a new city you are visiting.

With millions of user worldwide, Skout has made a name for itself as one of the original smartphone apps for meeting new people.
Revealer is another app that lets you listen to a person’s voice and only then show their photos if you have a mutual interest. For men who are looking for men, Boyahoy, Scruff and Grindr are the apps to check out.

As for Tinder, its simplistic interface and popularity among celebrities has made it one of the most downloaded dating apps when compared with Skout. But unlike Skout, Tinder requires users log in with their Facebook accounts.

Although mobile dating apps are still relatively new, they are used from finding “the one” to casual dating among users between the ages of 25 and 44 years old. Interestingly, most people have become as comfortable with the online dating scene as they are with online banking, shopping and booking their next vacation on the Internet.

Unfortunately, there is a downside. This is the point where most of us have had to come to the realization that the fine art of courtship has gone astray. Facebook has also decided to catch the wave of online dating and recently released a new feature called “nearby friends,” which allows users to see who is near than at any given time.

Regardless of one’s opinion, people across the board have a love-hate relationship when it comes to online dating. We may not like the idea of being judged solely on our physical appearance, but this hasn’t stopped us from airbrushing and retouching our photos to perfection. Let’s face it, nobody wants to be the one they swiped left on.


Wardle Covers the Oscar Pistorius Trial

The trial of Oscar Pistorius began over the untimely murder of Reeva Steenkamp along with several other gun related charges. While South Africa’s High Court opened up on March 3rd 2014, it wasn’t until the 11th and 12th of September that the Honorable Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered her verdict of not guilty on the count of murder. However, Pistorius was held guilty on the count of culpable homicide of his former girlfriend as well as reckless endangerment with a firearm at a restaurant. He was handed a prison sentence of a max of five years and a concurrent three year suspended prison sentence for the separate endangerment charge.

Steenkamp was a model, shot and killed by Pistorius in his Pretorian home. Though he did acknowledge shooting her, he still claims to have mistaken her for an intruder. As a leading South African runner, he initially won attention for being a strong competitive athlete with a disability in the 2012 Summer Olympics and numerous Paralympic Games. Pistorius was originally arrested and charged back in February of 2013.

South African author, Brenda Wardle has covered the case extensively with her legal analysis. Given her three law degrees and vast experience in many high profile cases, Wardle has shown her take on the matter to be an invaluable additional asset for the media. As she reported, both the prosecution and the defense had stated Pistorius fired 4 shots through his locked toilet door which hit Steenkamp three times. However, prosecutor Gerrie Nel claimed that Oscar had to walk across the room to the bathroom after putting on his prosthetic legs to intentionally kill Steenkamp.

Pistorius still maintains that he believed Steenkamp had been in bed and that the person in the bathroom was an intruder. With the chief investigating officer Hilton Botha reporting at the bail hearing that a witness heard shots from the home prior to a female’s screams and more gunshots, Brenda Wardle’s views on the case have been rather enlightening as she shines light on the facts. Wardle has been a guest routinely throughout the trial and during the appeal of the State in this case for media in South Africa and abroad alike. As more and more articles are published, she continues to shed light on the nooks and crannies of this very intriguing and controversial case which has rocked so many in South Africa to the core.

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Coriant Company and the new empowered CEO

Coriant, a foundation of the Merlin Equity Partners, has been a great supplier of innovative solutions on networking issues. Coriant has therefore gained recognition as a great investment firm globally being a leading network operator in over a 100 countries. The Company has been in the technology innovation sector for over 35 years. Since its formation by the merge between the Nokia Siemens optical networks, Tellabs and Sycamore Networks businesses, Coriant has been known for its great offers on packet optical transport. This has in return pulled a large line of customers.
Coriant Company mainly focuses on developing different networking solutions that are up to date with the current enabled business world. It has come to the aid of many clients on issues concerning improved utilization of multi-layer network resources, reduction on operational complexity and creation of new revenue-generating services. This has been achieved by the edge-to-core transport solutions offered.

Recently, Coriant appointed Shaygan Kheradpir the new CEO of Coriant. Shaygan came in to succeed Mr. DiPietro who was the former president of the company. Mr. DiPietro after stepping down for Shaygan, he took up the role of a vice chairman at Coriant and also resumed back to his position as an operating partner at Merlin Equity Partners. Over the years, Shaygan has gained much of executive experience working with telecom, technology and financial service industries. He is therefore expected to lead Coriant to very high growth levels and survive the intensively growing market.

Shaygan began his career at GTE Corporation and has been in the business and technology service sector for not less than two decades. Having studied at Cornell University, he got his bachelors, masters and a PhD mainly specializing in the field of Engineering. After kick starting his career, Shaygan later on joined Barclays bank where he was a technology officer and at the same time chief of operations. He was also the CEO at Juniper Networks and had been working with the senior management team at Coriant before becoming the CEO there. He is therefore highly depended on to lead Coriant’s operations effectively.