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The New Men’s Fashion Trend Is Shopping Online

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You’ve probably noticed that it is pretty hard to get the average man to go shopping for clothes or shoes. In fact, it takes a lot of pleading and begging to get your husband or boyfriend to join you on a shopping trip to the local shopping center. However, the tide is turning. According to an article that appeared on Business Insider, men are actually enjoying retail shopping online. The fact is that there are a number of perks associated with e-commerce shopping. For example, shipping is free, return policies are flexible, no crowds, no parking fees, and no long lines waiting for the sales clerk to ring up your purchase.

High Quality And Low Prices
The brick and mortar stores charge much higher prices for their clothing, shoes, and accessories. Certainly, this is due to their overhead. They have to pay the utilities, rent, and sales personnel. However, retailers discovered that they are able to charge lower prices online, while still offering customers high quality products at a lower price. Men that want a lower price suit or shoes are surfing the Internet looking for bargain prices, while others simply go online to their favorite e-commerce retail site. Certainly, Paul Evans has been serving up high quality shoes at lower prices. Other retailers are taking a chance and following this trend.

Paul Evans
Wear a pair of Paul Evans shoes, and style goes with you. A man wearing a pair of Paul Evans shoes is never overlooked. In fact, he stands out in the crowd. Paul Evans offers a fabulous line of hand crafted shoes and boots to discriminating men. Men that only believe in wearing the finest crafted shoes, made out of the best Italian leather. Paul Evans shoes are superbly crafted by experienced artisans that are very talented people.

Paul Evans shoes are high quality, beautiful, and timeless. There is something magical that happens every-time that a man steps into a pair of Paul Evans shoes. You can see it in their face and the way they walk. That look on their face and walk is filled with confidence. Confidence that they are wearing the finest crafted Italian calfskin leather in the world. This is the same type of leather used in high end luxury products that costs thousands of dollars. A man that invests his money in a pair of Paul Evans’s shoes is investing in style that impacts his looks. Go here for more information on men’s fashion trends.

Jaime Garcia Dias: The Voice Of An Emerging Literary Power House

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While few outside of Brazil have yet heard of, nor read the works of, the Brazilian author Jaime Garcia Dias, there is one thing that lovers of stark, deliciously phrased, and meticulously precise prose should be aware of: The works of this great modern author are gaining recognition and influence far beyond the confines of his homeland, and may well end up influencing a whole new world of writers well beyond the South American continent. For this reason, as well as many others, it pays to get acquainted with the works of this emerging new giant of world literature.

Who Is Jaime Garcia Dias?

Wikipedia shows that Jaime Garcia Dias was born in Brazil in 1970 to a well known author and journalist, Arnaldo Dias, and a respected architect, Dulce Garcia Dias. His highly respectable patronage thus placed him in an admirable position to embark upon a career that has seen more than its fair share of accolades and awards in a very short span of time. Indeed, since the beginning of his literary career just over two decades ago, Garcia has published nearly two dozen novels all of which found on his website, and many of them instant best sellers in his own country.

Garcia is a graduate of the extremely prestigious Curacao Academy of Brazilian literature, and has long been acknowledged as one of the true literary masters of his nation. Now, more than ever, the time is ripe for Dias to venture forth and conquer new worlds.

Dias Is On His Way To World Wide Acclaim

Although not all of his locally acclaimed works have received translation and world wide distribution like his paintings have, it is nonetheless true that a groundswell of international popularity is slowly but surely bringing Dias to the heights of acclaim. A handful of his works have received translation into international languages, and it is obvious that a writer of his quality cannot remain unknown for much longer. It is thus only a matter of time before Dias takes his rightful place among the acknowledged giants of world literature, complete with instant best selling status for his upcoming works.

Fine Dining for Your K-9

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America is a country of pet lovers; it is not uncommon to see people sitting at a dinner table and sharing their scraps with Spike. Add to this that America has become a nation more concerned with food being healthy and preservative free while maintaining its palatability, and you have the factors that are the driving force behind the United States’ new fascination with gourmet pet food. It is estimated that gourmet pet food now makes up over 50% of the pet food industry with much of the grub being delectable enough for human consumption. Blueberries, strawberries, lamb, turkey and real grilled hamburger can all be found in different brands of dog food.
Purina seems to be leading this charge into healthy gourmet meals for the pooch with its Beneful line of food products. They offer eight varieties of dry food, and a wopping 20 different types of wet food to satisfy your dog’s taste buds, appetite, and immune system. While dry dog food has always been considered the “less savory” of the two, that may no longer be the case with Beneful‘s line of dry dog food products. They offer on twitter real salmon, real chicken, real beef and egg; even the pickiest dogs could fall in love with choices like these. If you want that special four-legged member of your family to get his veggies as well, then Beneful makes that just as possible with its myriad of wet foods to choose from. Imagine your dog enjoying a Mediterranean style meal with lamb, tomatoes, brown rice and spinach, are you jealous yet? How about chicken, carrots, peas and wild rice for dinner? That’s not for you by the way; this is all for that four-legged friend of yours. The canine race is man’s best friend, and the new trends in gourmet food speak to that truth and then some, as now Rover can eat just like one of the family. There are even organic foods for him that can be found in Whole Foods if you want to keep everything all naturale. Now, it seems that when it comes to food, the only thing that humans still have that dogs don’t is restaurants, and even that may not be too far off.

European Startup Companies Are Investment Targets For Venture Capitalists

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Europe has had its fair share of challenges recently. The Greek debacle and the influx of refugees from the Middle East have dominated the news, but those issues haven’t stopped venture capitalists from investing in tech startup companies in Germany and the United Kingdom. In fact, American companies are investing millions in young tech companies that have a plethora of new ideas and management teams that excel in conquering challenges.

Companies like Salesforce Ventures, Microsoft, Google and Intel, are either acquiring or investing in tech-related companies or other firms that have the potential to produce an extraordinary amount of profit. One company that is familiar with these startup companies in Europe is Highland Capital Management. The Dallas-based Highland Capital Management is known for investing in European assets as well as assets around the world. The company has more than $21 million assets under management, and the firm has a team of experts that combs the international market for potential investments.

Highland Capital was established in 1993 by Jim Dondero and Mark Okada. Both men are experienced investors and money managers. Dondero spent time with American Express in the 1980s, and he developed an investment strategy that he still uses today. That strategy has given Jim Dondero the opportunity to invest in startups around the world. Dondero likes to invest in healthcare, technology and energy companies, but the main focus for other investors in Europe is tech companies. Microsoft, Google and Intel have already invested millions in tech companies in Berlin and England, but Dondero believes that other countries have young companies in other industries that can produce excellent returns.

According to a recent article published by the Seattle Times millions of dollars are being invested in companies like Relayr. Relayr is based in Berlin. The company makes software and sensors for heavy duty Internet applications. Google has invested in the music publishing company, called Kobalt, and Intel has invested in an open-source database company based in Finland called MariaDB. Those investments are just the beginning of a long list of investments, according to Jim Dondero.
Highland Capital Management will continue to invest in Europe as well as other areas of the world. Dondero’s goal is to be one of the top 10 investment firms in the world, and he usually accomplishes all his goals.

The Many Flavors of Beneful

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Dog owners understand that having a dog is gift. The companionship and joy they bring into our lives is beyond measure. Balancing your dog’s nutrition means keeping happier and healthier longer. Many dog food brands lack flavor and are made with substandard ingredients. Beneful has gone above and beyond to provide your dog with healthy foods made from natural ingredients that are sure to appeal to your dog’s tastes. Many dogs prefer very standard flavors of dog food. Typical dog food flavors include salmon, chicken and beef. While other dog foods might use these as mere flavorings, Beneful uses acutal meat in their dog foods. Beneful Playful Life dry dog food gives basic flavors like beef and egg, while Beneful Chopped Blends offer more developed flavor combinations like turkey and sweet potato or chicken and wild rice. The subtle addition of these healthy ingredients gives your dog a more balanced diet while staying true to the flavors they love and rely on. You may be a pet owner that would for your dog to experience exotic flavors and expose them to unique ingredients. Beneful also has options such as the Tuscan Style Medley, Romana Style Medley, and Mediterranean Style Medley that offer more distiquished flavors that are sure to please your puppy’s palate. Offering your fur-covered companion the excitement of unique flavors could be the trick to getting dogs with picky appetites to eating more regularly. Whether your dog has very adventurous tastes or likes to stay closer to the basics, Beneful has a dog food that is sure to delight your barking buddy. The flavor of your dog’s food is important because it will dictate whether or not your beloved canine eats enough food to stay healthy. The variety of flavors Beneful is available on Amazon and is sure to please even the most selective dog and is made from ingredients that will help your dog stay healthy longer.

Highland Capital Management Celebrates The Success of Their Efforts

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Highland Capital Management, a renowned credit management firm with headquarters in Dallas, has once again received an award for maintaining their positive practices in the market. Co-founded and managed by James Dondero, the company has appeared in the list of the US Hedge Fund Performance, and award that Jim cites has offered them more motivation to offer better products and services. The company, which holds more than $20 billion credit capital from various people and firms, has been selected and awarded in the category of small/large healthcare funds of the year. They have maintained great and fair policies all along and Jim cites this as one of the things that have allowed them to achieve the great outcome.

Running a company is something that requires some prudence. James Dondero is optimistic they will manage to maintain their position despite many challenges that occur in the market each day. This award among others has earned the company more trust from the public, something that spells a better future for them. They are expecting to receive clients, who ate going to invest through them to enjoy the benefits of working with a well established company. For more than ten years, they have offered great services, which have been characterized with seamless management and assistance where possible. This is attributed to the fact the company has invested in having the right staff in place. Highland Capital Management with the help of Jim, has ensured the hiring process only bring on board competent individuals who are committed to making positive changes for the system.

James Dondero, the co-founder of Highland Capital Management and their CEO, is a shrewd individual with a focused mind. His willingness to try out new things has seen the company upgrade to many products that have proved useful to the clients. Jim has been offering advice to all the managers of the company to ensure all strategies that are laid offer value to the firm. He is also well educated and capable of offering a report about the market and how to prepare for misfortunes.

Staying relevant in the market is not an easy task, but with the help of Jim Dondero, Highland Capital Management has been able to cling on to the top position. James Dondero is also a philanthropic individual and has helped many young individuals understand how to perfectly manage their start up businesses in a highly competitive niche.

Kyle Bass Continues to Make Predictions

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Kyle Bass is the founder and CEO of Highland Capital Management as Wikipedia shows. The company is based in Dallas, Texas. It is run by Kyle Bass. He has been acknowledged by many as a techno guru that has a record of being deciphering economic cycles. There has been so much with the recent developments in China and he states that an approaching financing crisis is imminent. When he attended the Sohn Investing Conference in San Francisco, he spoke about the potential crisis and gave his foreshadowing. He stated he feels it will be even bigger and have a great impact on the entire world. He expects things will become rockier than it did in the crash of 2008. While the global impact won’t be that severe, he does expect the boat to be rocked a bit.

It just so happens that when the crisis of 2008 hit, he predicted what was going to happen. During this time, people thought he was just blowing smoke. However, now that his main prediction came true, people are listening to him now even though he’s also got a reputation as a bit of an investment gambler. He was known as a superstar for quite sometimes and road that high as long as he could. Even all the good he has done can’t outweigh the bad and the horrible calls he has made. It seems that he is always on television sharing his point of view. This conference brought together many people who would listen because China has trillions of dollars standing in reserve accounts.

It doesn’t really matter if they have almost $4 trillion in storage. That kind of money can only go so far when a storm comes blowing in. Less than a decade ago China had a much bigger base. It is estimated that the total net worth of the entire country is about $10 trillion. China is one of the most emerging markets in the country, but they are undercapitalized. If China goes into a recession, it’s going to hurt them big time. It could affect the overall growth of the country by more than fifty percent. As for a recession in the United States, experts don’t feel it will have that dramatic of an effect.

So many people are concerned that when the global economic structures are at a halt that it will cause a recession. Actually, there won’t be any growth in the US either, regardless of what the fall out brings, though it won’t be the end of the world either. The United States already has the banks recapped so that if there is a problem they will have it taken care of. China is anticipating the crisis too. They have bonds printed and this can help them get through times of desperation. It seems that Bass is just so eager to spread all sorts of predictions about the future; the problem is he doesn’t have the best tract record and it’s anyone’s guess who will take him seriously.

Brad Reifler Establishes Forefront Income Trust To Cater For Non-Accredited Investors

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Forefront Capital and Brad Reifler have launched an alternative investment program that caters for not-credited investors. The new program is called Forefront Investment Trust. Reifler noted in a MarketWired report  that, for several years, his focus had been on credited investors. The new initiative will focus on non- credited investors that constitute 99% of investors.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stipulates that an accredited investor with spouse should have a net worth or combined net worth of over a million dollars during purchase with their house excluded. Secondly, they should have an income of over $200,000 in each of the past two years. For a joint income with a spouse, it should exceed $300,000 in the past two years with similar expectations in the present year.

The above standards for accredited investors were designed to guard investors from risky investments. With the increase in oversight and knowledge within the past 30 years, there has been a need to change the definition of accredited investors. In 2010, a SEC advisory committee was set up and tasked with the responsibility of changing the definition after every four years. The committee recommended that financial sophistication measures should be used instead of the income and net worth measures created 32 years ago.

After careful analysis and due diligence, Brad Reifler, the CEO and founder of Forefront Capital established Forefront Income Trust. The focus of the trust was to provide the middle class with a workable investment opportunity. The rising student debt in the country, an investment in the 529-college savings plan that went wrong in addition to his father in-law being unable to invest shaped his focus to the middle class. This made him discover the limited chances non- accredited investors had. With a determination to change the situation, he started the fund.

The fund gives non-accredited investors an opportunity to invest a minimum of $2,500 that can be withdrawn or added in each quarter. The structures are designed to offer diversification, mitigate risks and greater room for potential growth. It provides several interesting programs that can offer customers liquidity at a return of 8%. Reifler notes that Forefront does not make any money until the 8% has been attained.

Reifler is an outstanding serial entrepreneur. He is well known as the CEO and founder of Forefront Capital. He was the founding partner, CEO, and chairman of Pali Capital, a firm that offers financial services across the globe. Before establishing Pali Capital, he was a star trader working with Refco. Reifler sold his first venture, Reifler Trading Company, to Refco in 2000.

Reifler has been actively involved in business for over 30 years. He started his first steps in business in the early 1980s. He has achieved great success as both an investor and entrepreneur working for many companies within the United States. Brad Reifler is a graduate of Bowdoin College with majors in economics and political science, as outlined on his Wikipedia page.

Jaime Garcia Dias and The Writer’s Life

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Literary writers who are truly committed to their work are a special breed. They are creative spirits who don’t feel fully alive unless they are immersed in their work. These types of writers are typified by their creative output and the passion they put into their work. There’s no doubt that Brazilian author Jaime Garcia Dias is one such creative soul, and the good news for readers is that he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Though he is just 45 years old, Dias has already published an impressive body of work, and still regularly maintains a popular blog. He has already produced over 20 works of fiction, and his work has garnered stellar reviews and many major awards. Most recently had the great honor of receiving the ABC Award of Brazil for Literature.

Dias began his love of literature in childhood a subject he’s been interviewed about for Vimeo. He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro and grew up in a family that loved literature and valued education. Both his mother, who was an architect, and his father, a writer, encouraged him to pursue his artistic vision and make it a reality. The great news is that he has spent his life living out their dream for him.

Along with his notable career as a writer, Dias is also an educator and a painter. He began teaching early on and taught for five years at the Carioca Literature Academy. The school is a prepatory school for students who want to purse a career in literature.

Dias credits many of the great writers of Brazil who came before him for keeping him inspired. One of his favorites is the great Jorge Amado. Amado’s long career was truly amazing in its endurance and in its impressive literary output.

Among Amado’s works, Dias cites “Captains of the Sands” and “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands” as his personal favorites. Both of these works show off the author’s engaging and whimsical spirit. It’s this quality that gives Amado’s work a truly timeless feel. The story of Dona Flor involves a woman who carrie on a relationship with the ghost of her dead husband, even while she is involved with man who is alive. The story was made into a popular film in the 1970s which won world wide acclaim.

As Dias continues on his own path to creative acclaim, the writers of old, and the words of his own family will continue to motivate and inspire him.