Conquering the World of Forex Trading – Greg Secker

An English entrepreneur, Greg Secker has extensive experience and knowledge of foreign exchange as well as international financial trading.

Lynn Fosse, the senior editor at CEOCFO Magazine, interviewed Greg Secker and published the details of the interview on June 19, 2017. Greg Secker has always lived by the motto of accepting a challenge and then finding a way of handling it later. He is the “why not” type of guy. It is easy to wonder how Greg found himself in the world of finance with an academic background in agriculture and food sciences. Apparently, while at the university, he was building and selling computers. In the process, he learned how to code using older programmes, and that gave him quite an experience.

During a job fair, he interacted with a guy at the Financial Services Stand of Thomas Cook who was also hugely interested in computers. Greg would later attend an interview, and he got the job. Within a short time, he was working at Virtual Trading Desk and everything else is history. Greg borrowed £5000 and turned it into £60,000 in less than a year. During this venture, he learned that one must adopt specific principles to enjoy success. One must have a well-calculated risk management strategies, exercise discipline and also focus on his/her trading plan.

Greg Secker shares his knowledge with people of all walks of life, especially through public speaking. So far, he has been on stage approximately 6000 times. Greg Secker Foundation has been instrumental in shaping the lives of young people – this was the original mission. The foundation began by organizing a Youth Leadership Summit where famous personalities talked about leadership, health, wealth and entrepreneurship. Similar programmes were launched in South Africa with plans underway to roll out one in Australia. However, the foundation’s recent focus has been on rebuilding a Philippines community that was affected by the Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Greg Secker has been aggressively advocating for the need for businesses to integrate philanthropy into their central operating models. These efforts saw him enrolled in the membership of the board of Ambassadors for City Philanthropy.

About Greg Secker

He has earned several titles ranging from an entrepreneur, master trader, an international speaker, and a philanthropist. Greg was already a multi-millionaire in his mid-twenties. Born in February 1975, in Norfolk, England, Greg studied Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Nottingham.

Greg Secker is the proud owner of the leading trader coaching firm in Europe. He is passionate about assisting people to learn the ropes of becoming successful entrepreneurs. He is famous for founding several companies namely the Greg Secker Foundation, Global Success Summits, Smart Charts, Learn to Trade and FX Capital.

Who Says a Small Town in North Carolina Won’t Have a Good Restaurant?

Try ten! Asheville, North Carolina might not immediately come to mind when you think about great places to eat, but once you see what’s there, you just might change your mind!

 

Nestled right inside the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville boasts an active arts scene and historic architecture dating back to the 19th century. At first glance, you might miss the beauty of this area, and it’s fitting that uniqueness in style and character seem to be right at home in Asheville.

 

The breathtaking beauty of Asheville inspires creativity and judging by the smiles and happy atmosphere here, it’s no wonder at all why the eateries cater to a variety of tastes. Recently, an article appeared online outlining the author’s opinion of the 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

The article does a great job of describing the restaurants in the list, and anyone reading it would probably agree that Asheville is the place to go for some great food and gorgeous natural scenery! Besides the beautiful scenery that abounds in this area of North Carolina, the area also attracts restaurant types you won’t find on every corner. Let’s take a look at the top 5:

 

 

  • The ambiance of Edison Craft Ales + Kitchen represents the quintessential eating and meeting place in Asheville that overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains. What an atmosphere!
  • For those happy to take it easy in comfortable surroundings, it’s time to enjoy a few adult beverages from a menu of 20 house cocktails at Little Jumbo! Don’t forget to grab some delectables from their 10 item menu.
  • The Cúrate by chef Katie Button offers up some of the best and unique menu items anywhere. A recent expansion now boasts a jamón counter, a seated bar with tapped vermouth. Better call way ahead for a reservation!
  • Talk about the best place to unwind and enjoy a premium crafted beer! White Labs is your place to take a break and check out their menu and a unique style that’s all theirs. Don’t forget to take them up on their offer to tour the facility!
  • Rounding out the Top 5 Best Eateries in Asheville, we have Foothills Butcher Bar. Foothills Meats is a favorite butcher bar, and they offer a full deli line of bacon, meats for sandwiches, hot dogs, and seasonal items. Best enjoyed with friends and family!

 

Asheville, North Carolina has up until now, kept this place a secret from at least some people! But, the secret is out and people from all over flock to this area for the best food and family fun, and of course the natural scenery that continues to amaze everyone lucky enough to lay their eyes on such beauty.

Bus Service In New York City Needs More Attention

The city comptroller’s office released a report stating that the quality of bus service is being neglected.

On any given day, the buses in the five boroughs of New York City carry more than two million people each day—more than the combined numbers of people who use the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, PATH and Metro-North. However, despite the fact that a lot more people rely on New York City’s buses, the quality of service is not given first priority.

New York City’s buses have a lot of problems. For example, buses operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority travel at an average speed of 8 miles per hour, which is very slow. Bus service is generally not as reliable as it should be. Many of the routes do not reflect commuting patterns. Where there should be bus service, or more reliable bus service, there is none. Buses operate differently at different times of the day and night. This is bad for commuters who have to use buses during times when bus service isn’t that frequent.

Throughout the past 8 years, the amount of people using buses has declined, especially in Manhattan. People are more likely to choose subways over buses. However, there are many areas throughout the five boroughs where there are no subways nearby, and the most convenient and practical option is to utilize a bus.

Surprisingly, there is more job growth in the boroughs outside of Manhattan, though many of the neighborhoods with the most jobs available have the least bus routes and/or the most unreliable bus routes.

All kinds of people board buses, though the majority of people who use buses tend to be from more vulnerable demographics. For example, people who use buses tend to be old, poor, foreign born and from minority groups. This is one of the reasons why the problems with the buses are not given first priority.

The Second Avenue subway station cost $4.4 billion dollars to build. If this feat could be done, then it is definitely within the realm of possibility for bus service to improve and for new lines to be created.

Whitney Wolfe Has So Many Accomplishments To be Proud

Whitney Wolfe is a young powerhouse, dedicated to empowering women. After seeing a need in the dating app market for apps that made women feel more comfortable, Wolfe founded Bumble in 2014. The app requires that women be the first to approach a man they match with and initiate a conversation. The app encourages women to step up and take control, a more feminist approach to online dating apps.

In the few years since it was founded, Bumble has become one of the most popular online dating apps on the market with upwards of 20 million users. At just 28 years old, Wolfe has taken on a role as an emerging force in the tech world, and she’s not one to sell out. Forbes has reported that Wolfe turned down a $450 million offer to purchase Bumble by Match Group. Bumble’s business model is proving to be quite lucrative for Wolfe, as sales from ads and in-app purchases continue to climb.

Wolfe is not just focused on helping women garner satisfaction in their romantic lives, she’s working towards helping women get ahead in their professional lives now too. Bumble Biz is a new platform which will connect women with other professionals, thus expanding their networking capabilities. Bumble BFF allows users to find friendships using the same methods as finding dates. This is particularly useful for those who move to new cities with few contacts, it’s an easy way to get to know someone and make connections in your new home. With so much going on at Bumble, and with a book in the works, it’s no wonder Wolfe was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 this year.

Recently married to Michael Herd in Italy, Wolfe is now trying to think about different age demographics and how she can better serve those users. She has said that getting married and being at a different stage in life has forced her to think about those that she may not have been able to identify with as a young woman. One thing is for sure though, Wolfe has a keen sense of business and a immense drive to make the world a better place for women.

Whitney Wolfe has so many accomplishments to be proud of in her short time as CEO of Bumble. She’s managed to take some of the anxiety out of dating with an app that is specifically geared towards female empowerment, and she has no plans to stop anytime soon. She uses her resources to help create a better world for women, and the world is so excited to see what she brings next.

Learn More: fortune.com/2017/11/14/bumble-dating-app/

Ricardo Tosto De Oliveira’s Contribution and Achievements in the Brazilian Legal Sector

Law is one of the most popular careers in Brazil despite the fact that the country’s judicial system being one of the hardest to navigate in the world. The number of individuals who can boast of being able to navigate their way around the country’s legal system is a few. When in Brazil, it is a common trend for a person seeking legal assistance to rely on the services of an insider or someone who has connections within the judicial system.

Just like any country, Brazil has a constitution in place. The only difference between Brazil and other countries is the age of the nation’s constitution. While a country like the United States of America has had its constitution in place for hundreds of years, Brazil’s constitution has been in place since 1988.

Most of the individuals who study law in Brazil opt for the career path because of the interest in the country’s legal system. The average age of law practitioners in Brazil at the start of their careers is 23 years. By the time most law practitioners can start practicing law, these individuals usually spend a minimum of six years in the universities. Going through an internship program is also paramount in Brazil before a person is accredited with the certification to practice law in the country.

Currently, Brazil has more than 700,000 licensed law practitioners who offer legal services. If the number of educated law practitioners who have not been licensed is taken into consideration, the number of legal practitioners in Brazil will exceed one million individuals.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is one of the few famous Brazilian lawyers. Within Brazil’s legal sector, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira is one of the prominent personalities. One of Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira’s achievements within Brazil’s legal system is the mass litigation he carried out with the aim of increasing efficiency within the nation’s legal framework.

Litigation is one key area that Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira is specialized in. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira reputation in Brazil’s legal system stems from the fact that he has been able to carry out both high value and complex lawsuits successfully.

Record Temperatures In Denver This Month

Denver saw a record temperature today. On November 27th, there was an 81 degree temperature in Denver. The last record for the 27th of the November was in 1950, and this year was seven degrees higher. However, it also broke the record for the highest temperature in November in general in Denver.

The funniest part about all this is that although Monday was really hot, and people were spending time outside as if it were in the middle of the summer, the temperature is expected to plummet Monday night. In fact, it is expected to be in the 30s, and even more than that, there is a forecast of snow.

A cold front has been spreading in areas around Colorado. Snow has been falling in the surrounding states, such as Utah and Wyoming. This means that people will have to quickly change their clothing and don coats and thermal underwear. This new heat wave and above normal temperature was started on Thanksgiving, when the temperature was 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

Snow is not expected to accumulate in Denver. However, in the mountains, 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected. In Denver itself, there will first be rain, but it will snow after midnight. As for the rest of the week, temperatures are expected to be around normal. After the rain and snow, the rest of the week will be dry and the temperatures are expected to be in the upper forties and lower to mid fifties. That is the normal temperature range for this time of the year in Denver. However, so far this month, temperatures in Denver have been around 6 to 7 degrees higher than normal.

Infrastructure Expert Felipe Montoro Jens Opinion on Government and Private Sector Partnership

Updated 12/8/2017:  Felipe Montoro Jens was interviewed about the importance of private and public business partnerships.  Definitely worth viewing for some insight into Felipe’s idea of how Brazil can continue their incredible economic recovery.  Find the interview below:

It takes something special to be a prominent businessman in the modern world. With the hindering factors in mind, including the stiff competition in the market, business people have opted to strategize on how to come out on top of the tussle. Variables like skills, interests, experience, and on-field expertise play a great role towards the achievements.

With the announcement by the Brazilian government to make concessions on water and basic sanitation, various parties had their views on the decision. Felipe Montoro Jens, a specialist in infrastructure projects, and had his opinion too. He foremost expresses his belief that the current services will improve both structurally and managerial. He also adds that waste level would naturally go down with the actualization of the project.

Felipe Montoro Jens states that the introduction of the private sector in this initiative supplements the services of the public sector rather than suppressing it. He explains that the two managements can mutually work together for better service delivery. The initiative is set to introduce customized action plans based on studies carried out in all locations.

Felipe Montoro Jens pointed out that water loss is the primary cause of financial losses in the public sector due to the excessive wastage. It has, in turn, led to impossibilities in the provision of water and sanitation services. Private companies are endowed with more resources. As a result, they can afford advanced technologies that are crucial for water management in the state with the view of improving investments in the sewage network. He also adds that the presence of these organizations is an added advantage to the financial situation of the public sector and the Brazilian economy at large.

Felipe Montoro is a Brazilian citizen and has an education background in Business Administration. His career interests cut across technology, water and sewage, petroleum, real estates, and infrastructure. Moreover, he has also specialized in consultancy, project development, auditing, and structure finance.

New York City Might Start Using a Dockless Bike Sharing Program

It is possible that there will be a new bike sharing program in New York City. Department of Transportation officials have looked into various dockless bike sharing systems. They have been asking companies that operate such dockless bike sharing systems how they can use their services in New York City. This is a challenge to Citi Bike, which until now has had a monopoly on the bike sharing program in New York City.

The Department of Transportation has said in a statement that they are indeed looking at various other options for the city’s bike sharing program. However, they said, they are mainly looking at ways they can expand the Citi Bike bike sharing program that they already have.

The company that operates the city’s current bike sharing program is Motivate. Theoretically, Motivate can also develop their own dockless bike sharing program. Motivate does not want any competition from other companies from outside the city. However, the Department of Transportation has been talking to other companies for almost a year while also talking with Motivate in order to find a way to expand the current bike sharing program.

A dockless bike sharing program will offer many benefits that a regular bike sharing program does not have. Residents will be able to find bikes from their smartphone. In addition, the program will not take up the parking space that a regular bike sharing program takes up. However, there are advantages that a dockless bike sharing program does not have. Indeed, cities that have been using a dockless bike sharing program, such as Washington, DC, have faced some problems with their bike sharing program. For example, there is a concern that people will just leave bikes wherever they feel like leaving them.

Chicago Offers Amazon Income Tax Diversion Program As Incentive to Build Headquarters In Their City

Amazon is planning on building a second headquarters in the United States. They are not yet sure which city they want to build their headquarters in. Some cities, realizing the great opportunities for jobs and the economy that a second Amazon headquarters would offer, are offering Amazon incentives for them to build their headquarters in their city.

Chicago is offering Amazon an interesting kind of incentive. They are offering the personal income taxes that Amazon’s workers will pay. Instead of the taxes being kept by the government, Chicago is offering to give Amazon the 1.32 billion dollars in personal income taxes that its workers will pay.

The new headquarters would cost around $5 billion and would employ around 50,000 workers. They will choose the city that they will build their headquarters in at the beginning of next year. With Chicago’s offer, the workers will continue paying the taxes, but the government will let Amazon keep the money instead of keeping it themselves.

This is not the first time that a city has offered such a program. There are almost two dozen programs in the United States that work in a similar way. Cities know that by having big companies such as Google, Target, Sears, and Amazon in their city, they will have a better economy because there will be more job opportunities. Some are offering personal income tax diversion programs to those companies, just like Chicago is doing.

Amazon has received hundreds of offers from various cities. However, most of these offers have not yet been made public. Therefore, we do not know the exact details of Chicago’s offer. However, we do know that it is part of their new Edge program, which was just relaunched in September. Edge stands for Economic Development for a Growing Economy.

The Impeccable Achievements of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Human rights are moral principles that describe specific standards of human behavior regularly protected as legal rights.

Human rights include freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture, and execution. Promotion of human rights is a vital national interest. Some organizations have been set up to ensure that human beings exercise their rights as expected.

The human rights agencies fight for citizens by strengthening the principle that law should govern a nation by executing general human rights requirements and upholding civil society. Human rights agencies work alongside the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The United States recognizes that the reality of human rights by helping secure the peace, prevent assault, promote the rule of law to strengthen democracies, and prevent humanitarian crises.

An instance of such agency is the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund, Alliance for Justice, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights along with The Advocates for Human Rights. The organizations’ core aim is to support groups that advocate for human rights.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin established Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund, and the primary objective of the organization was to distribute the proceeds of the lawsuit against Arpaio to the Latin-America community that was living in Arizona.

The company came to earn a reputation for its social and political investigations. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin became known after responding to the media ultra-conservative during the campus anti-war protests in 1970. The duo gained fame among the newspapers such as the Phoenix times.

Other human rights organizations include Alliance for Justice, is a progressive judicial advocacy agency in the United States founded by Nan Aronan.

The nonprofit organization primary aim is to ensure that the central jury improvements core constitutional values by preserving human rights for all Americans. It fulfills its order by providing that the courts advance its key legal powers and implements fair administration of human and civil rights.

In addition to human rights agencies, a California based group, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, focuses on immigrant rights. The organization also has aided in passing new laws and policies to benefit the immigrant community regardless of documented status.

Additionally, the Advocates for Human Rights is another agency that founded in 1983. The primary agency focus is to create and implement a full system across the world.

Additionally, the organization also participates in investigating and exposing illegal doings in the society. Like the rest of agencies, Advocates for human rights also support and represent refugees.

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