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Month: April 2016

Raising Gas Prices in Venezuela

Venezuela is in the middle of an economic crisis says expert Jose Manuel Gonzalez. There have been limits placed on making international calls to try to save money. One of the recent efforts to try to fix the economy is to raise fuel prices. This isn’t a minor increase. It is one that could lead to people staying at home as they aren’t able to afford the gas to put in their vehicles. Manuel Gonzalez has recently been appointed as the economy czar. He has been tasked with looking into what could fix the economy. There is a possibility that the country could get loans from China and other countries, but with a lack of being able to pay anyone back, it makes it difficult for others to be able to trust Venezuela. If oil prices remain at a higher level for a short time, then it could make a dent in what is owed by the country and the value of the currency, which could get the country on a right path economically.


Investment Banking Expertise of Martin Lustgarten in South American Markets

Lustgarten Martin is an investment banking entity owned by Martin Lustgarten, entrepreneur and investing manager from Austria and Venezuela. Mr. Lustgarten built an investment career in South America and owns companies in Panama, Venezuela, and Asia. He helped companies survive during economic downturns by providing capital and managing their financial assets. Lustgarten is a citizen of Austria and Venezuela, and knowledgeable of the South American and Asian markets. He has lived in Florida in the United States for approximately seven or more years.


Currently, Mr. Lustgarten is the Managing Director of Henlux, Inc., a company headquartered in Hong Kong, Panama, and Singapore. Before Henlux, he worked as the Cash & Investments Manager at Cisneros Group of Companies, from 1998 through 1999. Lustgarten is the owner and previous owner of businesses, including Denton Business Inc., Clifton Capital S.A.; Arbitrage & Lending Inc., ESL Services, ESL Portfolio Holdings, and other companies. Throughout his career, he has obtained experience in venture capital, investment products, durable & consumer goods procurement, purchasing order financing, and funding.


As Managing Director of Henlux, Mr. Martin Lustgarten provides guidance to struggling companies, entrepreneurs, startup businesses, and importers. He is presently controlling four Henlux entities; Henlux Group, Henlux PTE Ltd., Henlux Ltd., and Henlux, Inc. Each entity offers different services and products in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Panama. Henlux, Inc. and Henlux Group are headquartered in Panama; Henlux PTE Ltd. is headquartered in Singapore; and Henlux Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong. The Henlux Group is a team of investors who controls and oversees management of all the Henlux affiliates.
Martin Lustgarten has controlled and directed over ten companies in South America and Asia. He has provided opportunities and advice to thousands of importers and business owners perstrategiestaining to moving inventories, creating new challenges, and rapid growth . In 1987, he received engineering & system engineer degree from Universidad Metropolitana in Venezuela. Mr. Lustgarten supports philanthropic causes for animal shelters, civil & human rights, disaster & humanitarian relief, and economic empowerment. As a resident of Florida, he financially supports Florida Little Dog Rescue Group in St. Cloud. Visit his Soundcloud page for more information on what music he’s into lately.

Slyce and Shoe Carnival Collaborate to Launch a Convenient Visual Search Technology

Recently, Slyce, a leading platform for visual product search announced that it had officially launched visual search functionality. It launched this functionality in partnership with Shoe Carnival, a premier US footwear and accessories retailer. This information was originally reported on Marketwired.

The integrated and fully automated 3D visual search technology allows mobile users visiting to acquire the footwear that they need. They perform this action by taking a picture of any footwear from the real world or from other sources such as magazine. Subsequently, the mobile visitors are presented with the exact product or one that closely resembles it from the extensive product line offered by Shoe Carnival. With a few clicks, they can purchase the products.

Kent Zimmerman, the VP of e-commerce for Shoe Carnival noted that they were excited to launch the visual search functionality in collaboration with Slyce. He also added that mobile was a huge part of their multi-channel strategy. Zimmerman pointed out that they were always looking for innovative ways in addition to offering their clients with the best shopping experience. Shoe Carnival is one of the leading U.S. footwear retailers. It runs 400 stores across 34 states and Puerto Rico. Its headquarters are located in Evansville, IN.

According to Slyce’s CEO, Elfenbein, the partnership between Slyce and Shoe Carnival symbolizes another remarkable milestone for Slyce. This is because it is among the initial, large scale and fully automated visual search deployments within the marketplace. It only requires one snap and no additional data input from the user. Additionally, with its swift response, it provides an exceptionally simple and intuitive experience for the users. Slyce will draw revenues from the contract via monthly recurring service fees and software licensing according to the present pricing model over the contract period.

About Slyce

Slyce is a Toronto based firm that delivers premier visual search technologies. Currently, its focus is on offering strong sales channel for key retailers and their clients. Consumers can use Slyce services from different locations. Consumers need to take photos of the product that they desire by using their mobile gadgets. Thereafter, they need to initiate the visual search that has the capability of recognizing a product immediately.

Slyce is the absolute visual search solution that allows clients to search and activate what they see and touch. Slyce is changing the future of commerce and internet use in addition to setting new standards of engaging with the customers. Cameron Chell established Slyce. Presently, its technology is used by leading retail brands like Tilly’s, Neiman Marcus and Urban Outfitters.

Billionaire George Soros is Determined to Stop Trump From Winning Presidency

With his blunt racist remarks on, billionaire and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s number of critics grow every day. An increasing number of billionaires, including Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates and George Soros are vocal in their criticism of Trump.

According to Forbes, George Soros, one of the most successful hedge-fund managers in the world, has spent millions to defeat Trump in the polls. Soros, who advocates for human rights, government transparency and democracy, says that Donald Trump is threatening the values in America with nativism and xenophobia. Soros echoed the thoughts of many Americans when he expressed feeling offended by the extreme anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim speeches heard from Republican candidates on, such as Trump.

In a clear effort to try to defeat Trump at the voting booth in November, George Soros on marketwatch recently announced plans to donate $15 million to the new super PAC, Immigrant Voters Win, according to Fox New Latino. The PAC has raised a total of $10 million since December and is ready to start its operations in May. The purpose of the campaign is to fund organizations in Nevada, California and Florida. These states have large Latino communities on so the hope is that these organizations will encourage a large Latino turnout at the polls in the fall.

Soros, one of the world’s biggest philanthropists on, has given away a large percentage of his fortune to fight for democracy, freedom, social justice, human rights and social responsibility. Soros is a Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist. George Soros philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundations, supports human rights in more than 100 countries. The organization is a network of foundations that works to build fair and tolerant communities.

Soros has been supporting democratic causes since the late 1970s through business development and educational means. In 1979, Soros provided scholarships to black South Africans under apartheid. In the 1980s, he worked towards undermining communism by supporting cultural exchanges with the West and providing Xerox machines to help copy banned textbooks.

Soros created Central European University after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The school focused on promoting critical thinking. Since then, Soros has expanded his philanthropy to the Africa, Asia and the United States. Open Society Foundations have supported legal aid and lawyers in representing a number of individuals who were unlawfully being imprisoned, without any legal representation, for years upon years. In addition to the above causes, the foundations also gave money to programs that provided aid to victims of natural disaster.

Wen by Chaz Claims Another Fan

Bustle recently published an article based on one of its author’s own personal experience using the WEN Hair cleansing conditioner as her exclusive shampoo and conditioner product for a week. After trying it out for seven days, the author was pleased to report her hair’s progress and the positive changes she saw. The before and after pictures included in the article are really worth one thousand words in terms of showing the dramatic results of using WEN Hair on the author’s hair. While she freely admits that her hair is extremely fine and that she has been on the hunt for a while for the perfect hair care product for her hair, Wen hair definitely sealed the deal for her. It gave her the extra boost of moisture and shine while still adding the volume to her hair that she has been looking for for years. Although she was initially intrigued by the widely recognized infomercials for Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner that most of us have caught on tv, she is now a lifelong fan of Wen by Chaz and plans to use the Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner product whenever she is looking for that extra pump of bounce and shine to really bring attention to her hair.

Wen hair by Chaz Dean has been a truly unique addition to the hair care market because of its unusual 5-in-1 formula, which combines the uses of a shampoo, conditioner, detangler, leave in conditioner and deep conditioner into one amazing bottle. Although Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner takes on the function of five different hair products, it is used almost the same as a regular shampoo. The best part about Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner is that the same amazing results are possible across a wide range of hair types.