Magnises: An Offline Social Network

December 6th, 2016

A Solution to the Isolation Millenials Feel

Most millennials tend to stick to their clicks. However, most of them also happen to be quite busy. Thus making weekend plans is not usually an option. In fact, most of them are never sure if they will be free on the weekend. It has led to a lifestyle where people rarely do anything fun on the weekends anymore. Billy McFarland saw this problem and realized he had to do something.

Billy McFarland formed Magnises that is based on a card. The card gives members the benefits of joining social media into the physical world. Essentially, a member of this club gets exclusive access to great places that are otherwise hard to access.

The club has been a major hit with young people. Over eight percent of all current members of Magnises are between 21 and 29 years. They are from all industries of life, which makes it easy to find new and interesting people outside what one is used to.

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An invite-only black card for millennials

Some of the Perks
One of the perks is that members get access to an exclusive clubhouse. The interior of the clubhouse is beautifully designed with leather couches and contemporary art. It is a place where card holders can meet all day, watch sports or have a drink.

Most other perks available are social based. Magnises behind the card has gotten into over 50 partnerships with businesses, to give members great deals and access. For instance, members can access secret menus in hotels, members’ only events, access to private trainers and discounts.

One of the perks introduced in 2016 is the HotelPass. The feature allows members to access any of The Dream Hotels locations within NY for about $79 a night. A night at these places typically costs about $250 a night. Another perk introduced in 2016 is the WorkPass. The feature allows members to access co-working facilities at a location where they also host their offices.

About the Founder

Billy McFarland is a tech entrepreneur with an eye for the unconventional. He studied computer engineering degree at Bucknell University. However, he left after half a year and formed a consulting firm. Shortly after, he founded Magnises. He has always been entrepreneurial. He had already formed a company at 13 years of age. The company would match designers to clients.

Joining the Club

Club membership of Magnises is assigned via referral. Prospective members are invited to hand out at the clubhouse where they are vetted. If they do not make the cut, they cannot get a Magnises card. To remain part of the club, members have to pay a $250 fee annually. However, the small fee is totally worth all the benefits members get.

The Card is Not a Credit Card

The card is not a form of credit card. Rather it only transfers information on the debit and credit cards, thus facilitating payments. Embers’ debit and credit cards continue to work as normal. Millennials should capitalize on it, especially if their social life is failing.

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Bruce Levenson Leads the Former Ownership Group in Filing a Lawsuit against AIG

November 29th, 2016

Bruce Levenson is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and a co-founder of the United Communications Group (UCG) in 1997. Mr. Levenson serves on the Board of Director of the TechTarget, an IT industry company from February 2015. He Levenson pursued a bachelor’s degree in Arts from Washington University and a J.D. from American University. He was a journalist for the Washington Star and wrote for the Observer Publishing before he co-founded UCG. Bruce Levenson also served on the Board of Directors of the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Group. He has involved in different charities in U.S and served as the President of the I Have a Dream Foundation.

Bruce Levenson, Ed Peskowitz, and Tore Foreman purchased the Atlanta Hawks LLC (formerly known as Atlanta Spirit LLC) from Turner Broadcasting on 2004. Since inception, Mr. Levenson worked as the Hawks Governor, the Managing Partner, and a member of the NBA Board of Governors. The group announced its plans to sell its 50.1% stake in 2014, and this attracted several different buyers. According to ESPN, Antony Resler-Grant Hill Group won the bidding and purchased Mr. Levenson’s, and other investors stake at $850 million.

The former Hawks Ownership Group (AHBE) filed a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Insurance Company (AIG) for a breach of contract and failure to pay covered losses in the settlement. Danny Ferry, the former Hawks General Manager, made the claims. AHBE had an insurance cover of losses related to employment including wrongful termination and workplace torts. The lawsuit states the “insurance company did not acknowledge that it had triggered the policy and they also refused to accept the coverage of the same.” The lawsuit seeks to give an additional 50% penalty for unpaid losses and the coverage of the attorneys’ fees. The current Hawks ownership spokesperson claimed that they were aware of the complaint, but they have did not intend to get involved with the case.

Markus Rothkranz on How to Eat Healthy When Eating Out

November 19th, 2016

This is a fun and interesting, yet still useful video, on eating out. People enjoy eating out. And sometimes your social life demands that you eat out. How can you stay on a healthy raw food vegan diet when you go to a normal restaurant, not a raw food restaurant? To demonstrate, Markus Rothkranz and Cara Brotman go to The Cheesecake Factory. That’s not the typical hangout for raw food vegans.

The key is in the menu. It will list the main dishes, the meat, chicken and seafoods. Don’t look at that, look at what’s next to it. All those entrees come with side dishes. Therefore, you know all those healthy foods are in the kitchen, so you just order the side dishes. You can order a large plate of salad, together with the various side dishes.

For example, on The Cheesecake Factory menu he finds artichokes, olives, garlic and pine nuts under a pasta dish. A chicken entree has fresh asparagus. From the pizza section, he orders the healthy toppings such as pineapple and red onion, not the crust.

Cara orders a salad with mango, cashews, avocado, tomato, onion, pepper and macadamia nuts. He orders arugula salad with Marcona almonds, lemon, golden raisins, endive and olive oil. Those orders are not on the menu of course, but they put everything together on their plates. You know the kitchen has it, because the menu does list them as side dishes or as the food that goes with the main entrees.

Rothkranz points out that some of the vegetables Cara ordered were steamed by the restaurant, but said that wasn’t enough to get upset about. Just stick with eating things found in nature, not bread or pasta, and no pizza.

He also advises taking a small pill container to the restaurant with you. It should contain in one section Celtic sea salt. In the other section, bring cayenne pepper. That will help bring out the flavor in the foods you order. Also, take plenty of digestive enzymes.

Because your meal isn’t part of the menu, the restaurant has to figure out the price, but the fancy restaurants are willing to do that. And it’s actually cheaper because you are not eating the meat and seafood. Therefore, your meals will be less expensive than the usual entrees.

Eliminating Secret Food Additives With Markus Rothkranz Cleansing Techniques

November 17th, 2016

The weight epidemic in the modern world is visually noticeable, and presents plenty of challenges. There are innumerable ways in which people develop inaccurate ways of thinking about weight gain, weight loss, and general nutrition. The fact is, true healthy eating is illusive. Markus Rothkranz is working to illuminate the public to the falsehoods in food advertising and fitness marketing. His radical, but healthy methods help all people change the ways they think about eating, exercising, and planning a healthy modern lifestyle.

Unnatural additives in food products create degrees of physiological stress. These additives range from food preservatives, to plastic chemicals that leach into drinking water when a person uses standard water bottles. Juices that claim to be all-natural have industrial chemicals and sugars that counteract fat loss efforts. Low-fat foods have substitutionary fats that create unhealthy conditions in the blood, while claiming to have healthy benefits. The fact is, healthy eating and dietary plans can be sabotaged with hidden factors that can cause greater health concerns than obvious advertised factors.

Food addictions are real, and they have a definite role in the way modern people shop, eat, cook, and think about health. Sugars, trans fats, and flavor chemicals are added to foods to produce addictive responses in consumers. This includes foods that are marketed as healthy, or fat-busting. Markus Rothkranz has created a series of informative dieting and healthy living tutorials that expose many of these hidden food strategies. Learning how companies manipulate consumers to believe that these foods are healthy is a powerful way to eliminate their negative effects.

As an example, refined sugar is exposed by Markus Rothkranz as a powerful substance that is used by food producers, and plays an extremely powerful role in negating fitness and health efforts. Sugar is highly addictive, yet is used in almost every processed food. It is labelled in various ways, but has the same dire effects on health. Sugar, and other common additives, work in contrary ways to real health goals. The only way to avoid these additives is to learn from a candid and honest source like Markus Rothkranz. Great fitness goals and plans have wonderful motives and strategies, but they are incomplete without a revealing survey of the true ways foods are produced and marketed to consumers.

Eric Pulier Has Made His Mark As A Successful Entrepreneur With His Affinity For Technology

November 11th, 2016

Eric Pulier is a widely known figure in the business world today, with successful endeavors as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and public speaker. Over the course of his career, Eric has founded over a dozen companies of his own, with his most successful selling for more than $350 million not too long ago. With a long and successful history in the industry, Eric Pulier has had a large impact on the field of technology itself.

With all of the experience he has gained, Eric Pulier has become an authority in the field of technology, business, and entrepreneurship, and has a lot of knowledge to share with others, which is a big reason for much of his public speaking and lectures.

Eric is recognized as a leading entrepreneur because of his success with startup companies to date, many of which are still going today after being sold. Some of the companies that he has started up include ServiceMesh, Digital Evolution, People Doing Things, Akana, and several more. His exceptional skills in technology along with his ability to innovate earned him recognition as a visionary, and today he teaches others about what he knows in the fields of technology and business.

Eric takes pride in his work philanthropy work, as he has actively been involved in many different charities and non-profit organizations. He was involved in US Doctors for Africa, and is even a member of the Clinton Global Initiatives, and he hold positions on several different company boards as a chairman for his expertise. Eric has long been making donations and contributions to humanitarian causes, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Today, Eric has even started writing on various subjects that he has gained experienced in throughout his career, some of which has been published but companies such as Manning Products and Forbes Magazine.

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$20 Million-CRDA Loan Arrears Triggers Questions about New Brunswick Devco

November 10th, 2016

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority did not pay $1 million in principal together with interest on a $20-million loan it acquired from Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The authority had arrears already for five years amounting to about $7 million. The loan, acquired in 2005, bankrolled the construction of The Heldrich and a conference center developed by the New Brunswick DEVCO, a nonprofit organization.

The 235-room Heldrich Hotel, which opened its doors in 2007 as the economic downturn, has struggled to attract sufficient guests. In 2015, its occupancy rate was around 63.5 percent while its largest account was Johnson & Johnson, whose executives are on the New Brunswick Devco’s board. The restaurant is so cash-squeezed that the organization had to tap around $776000 of its money to cater for elementary capital expenses like mattress and carpet replacement.

However, the Atlantic County Improvement Authority intends to issue a $120-million bond in May 2017 to finance the Gateway project. According to Atty. Chris Paladino, the cash will be used to construct a Stockton University campus and is to be repaid through the dorm-room revenue together with tax credits sales. Press of Atlantic City published this information.

About New Brunswick DEVCO

New Brunswick DEVCO is a private nonprofit real estate company founded in the 1970’s to work as a catalyst for the city’s revival. DEVCO has helped the city attain a remarkable renaissance. Their expertise in forming strategic alliances, robust public-private partnerships as well as innovative project financing mechanisms has resulted to a diverse inventory of award-winning multi-use projects.

Since its initiation, DEVCO has overseen almost $1.6 billion of investment in the city of New Brunswick. Today, even in the most challenging times in the US, redevelopment in this town remains robust due to DEVCO’s unique strategy to redevelopment. DEVCO is always starting projects, breaking ground on others, financing and envisioning future projects.


Smart Devices Connected to a Cloud Has Unlimited Potential

November 9th, 2016

Gooee is an international organization focusing on development of lighting the world through an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Gooee provides sensing, control and communication elements that integrate on a cloud platform.


By creating smart homes with smart connected devices, the future is unlimited on what can be done. IoT allows for air conditioners to be turned on or off remotely, doors locked or unlocked and cameras that can scan the inside of your home before entering. With the technological improvements in Low Emitting Diode (LED) devices, that allow a semiconductor to convert electricity to light, the concept of intelligent lighting for businesses and homes is mind blowing.


Within the very near future, it will be possible to have all external environmental elements from your home recorded to allow for creating the perfect environment for you upon arrival. Given a few more years of development, even a warm bath can be waiting for you after a hard day at work. By telling the ecosystem you are leaving work, it would be able to look at travel plans, traffic, how hot you like your bath and the water waiting for you upon arrival.


The Importance OF Finding The Root Cause Of A Disease

November 3rd, 2016

These days, there are a lot of treatments for many different conditions. However, a lot of these treatments are not that effective. One common issue that people are faced with is the return of the issue. Often times, they resign to having to take this treatment for the rest of their lives. One thing that people don’t seem to realize is that the conditions that they are often treating are mere symptoms of larger problems. This is one of the reasons that these conditions come back and they are often stronger than before. Fortunately, there is an alternative to the issue.


Dr. Avi Weisfogel himself is very passionate about finding the root cause of the issue. Among the issues that he is dealing with is sleep apnea. While a lot of people could find treatments for the condition itself, they will do themselves a lot better to find the root cause of certain conditions. When people are treating the root cause of the condition, then they will find that all of the other conditions which include the one that is affecting them the most will vanish. People will be free to live healthier and happier lives. This is one of the goals that Avi Weisfogel has.


Dr. Avi Weisfogel is doing his part in taking care of the sleep apnea symptom. He has linked it with dental problems. This is one of the reasons that he has opened up his office which is called Dental Sleep Masters. With his office, he is willing to help patients that come visit him that think that they might have sleep problems that are caused by dental problems. Avi will sit with them and examine them until he finds a root cause to sleep apnea. Then they will be able to experience a cure to the condition.

The Philanthropic Acts of Israeli-American Adam Milstein

October 31st, 2016

Adam Milstein is an Israeli native living in the United States together with his wife and children. Milstein is a real estate entrepreneur, an active philanthropist, and the President and Co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Additionally, Milstein is the National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council and the Managing Partner at Hager Properties. Milstein pursued an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business and a B.Sc. in Industrial and Business Management from the Technion Institute of Technology.

Recently, Adam Milstein appeared in the 39th position on the Jerusalem Post listing of the World’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews in 2016. He earned the recognition following his acts to various parts of the world, as well as great leadership in the organizations that he has served. Among other prominent leaders in the Jerusalem Post listing, include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, Ruth Bander and Elena Kagan who are Supreme Court Justices. Other people listed include philanthropists, entertainers, and Jewish leaders. The list consisted of individuals who had made major impacts on the world in 2015 and showed the potential of bringing change in the society in future.

Adam Milstein and his wife use three principals in running his foundation that includes active philanthropy, life path impact, and philanthropic synergy. Their goal involves using both their time and resources in achieving success for the other organizations that they support. Milstein also has incorporated activities that run through all stages of life from childhood to the adulthood. Consequently, they coordinate the functioning and unite other organizations towards achieving a common goal. The Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation aim at strengthening the relationship between the Israel State and the United States

Adam Milstein also co-founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America together with his wife, which aims at teaching Jewish values. They publish free monthly editions in Hebrew and supply them to over 15000 Jewish American families in the United States. Adam Milstein is a Member of the Board of different organizations such as Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, AISH Los Angeles, Jewish Funders Network, Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, and the AIPAC National Council.

True Value Hardware Hires Kenneth Goodgame

October 31st, 2016

True Value is an institution that is found in the United States. Just recently, the company announced to its consumers that it had decided to restructure its logistics, supply chain and international distribution network. The organization also announced that it would be introducing three new members in the executive leadership team.

True Value decision was spurred by the strategic goals of the institution to increase sales and profitability for the old retailers and at the same time attracts new retailers who will be expected to introduce new stores. The changes made in the management are expected to take effect immediately.

According to the report released from True Value, Abhinav Shukla will work as the chief operating officer and senior vice president. Before getting the appointment, Abhinay was working as a business consultant, and he has a lot of expertise in improving operational and financial performance in any organization. Shukla has enough experience in international supply chain management, and this is why he was given the position.

Tim Mills was appointed by the company to work as the senior vice president for its growth. Tim Mills has worked in hardware sales in the past, and he also has a lot of expertise in operations and strategic development.

Mike Clark has been working for the company as the senior vice president and also the chief marketing officer. However, Clark will be retiring from this position, and Goodgame will acquire it. This is one of the key posts in the company, but the management believes that Kenneth Goodgame is the right person for the challenging task.
Kenneth Goodgame is a well-known individual in the country. He is respected for his achievements in the merchandising industry. He has worked in the merchandising world for a while, gaining a lot of experience.

Before getting this appointment, Kenneth Goodgame had been employed by several companies. He has held the position of general manager and director in some top institutions in the country. He has a lot of versatility in several areas, and this has played a huge role in his success. Companies that have worked with him say that they reported significant changes in their earnings and sales.