The List Of Students Loan Defaulters That Are Signing The Debt Collective Is Growing

15 Students Refused To Pay At First Now There Are 85 Names On The List

The student loan debacle is not going away anytime soon. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to hear what the “Debt Collective” group has to say, so all 85 people on debt-strike have been invited to Washington to explain their position. The CFPB can’t resolve their issue, but it can listen and get other government agencies to listen as well.

Corinthian Colleges deceptive marketing and false graduation rates is behind the student’s decision to stop paying their loans. Corinthian runs Heald, Wyotech and Everest Institute. Those institutes lost federal funding because of their alleged deceptive practices. The for-profit education industry is under investigation by the Department of Education. As Brad Reifler understands it, the industry that was once a profitable stock market investment is now a losing money proposition.

The students strike is a dangerous financial move. The government can collect the money through tax refunds and payroll liens. The government can even collect future Social Security money if the Department of Education wants to prove a point. No one thinks that will happen. But something has to be done to rectify the issue, or the strain on the economy will have a major impact on the quality of life for all Americans.

Why The Dorchester Collection Is The Best Place To Work

There are some companies that know how to keep their employees and some others that don’t. The Dorchester Collection falls in the former group. However, if any company like the Dorchester Collection is asked about how it has managed to keep its employees happy and engaged, they would have a common answer – through planning and execution. Here are a few reasons why the Dorchester Collection is the best place to work in the hotel industry –

Balancing Customer Value with Employee Engagement – A lot of companies end up focusing primarily on their customers. They overwork their employees and ask them to bend over backwards to satisfy the customers. Companies like the Dorchester Collection, however, understand the importance of establishing a balance between customers and employees. They value their employees’ inputs and never work them harder than necessary. This leads to better results because it tells the employees that the management cares for them and thus, they invest their 100% in their job.

Knowing The Difference Between Critique and Nagging – After a hard day’s work, every employee wants to hear that they did a great job. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, the team can fall behind because of a single employee, whether knowingly or unknowingly. At such a time, it is the manager’s job to ensure that the employee in question is taken aside and explained the situation. However, managers of other companies have the habit of nagging employees who have fallen down once or twice in the efficiency ladder. The Dorchester Collection believes in checking on its employees on a regular basis and offering valuable feedback instead of putting employees down. This attitude of not looking over the employees’ shoulder all the time has led to overall success for the company.

Reward For Good Work – The Dorchester Collection’s employees are always rewarded when they do something well. This links good work to positive things. Instead of keeping employees scared by using negative stimulus, the Dorchester Collection rewards good employee performance and corrects bad and inefficient performance with feedback and critique. They will even identify those hard workers on social media, either on Facebook or Twitter.

Employees are the most important resource of any company, no matter how big or small. The job of the company’s managers is to ensure that the employees feel cared for. A company that cares for its employees ends up reaping big rewards in the future and the Dorchester Collection understands this concept completely.

Uber Trying To be Safer

Uber wants to make sure you’re safe when you choose to ride in one of its car. Now the company is taking even more precautions for riders, launching a new “code of conduct” for drivers that should in turn make riders feel a little safer when they’re sitting n the back seat. Uber now has an advisory board that will periodically look at the company’s safety procedures and ensure they’re doing everything they can to keep riders safe. It also plans to hire off-duty police officers dubbed the Uber Quality Assurance team, to periodically look into drivers and make sure they’re following the rules the company has set forth.

When riders do have a safety concern, Uber now has a 24/7 hotline they can call to discuss the issue stated AnastasiaDate. The team will investigate any serious safety concern on the platform, and will work with law enforcement when necessary to make sure it’s handled appropriately.

All that sounds great. It’ll be interesting to see how it all works once deployed, and if riding in Uber actually gets any safer. In addition to the above changes, the company is also improving its background checks, which should help to keep nefarious people off the platform to begin with.

Blind, Deaf, Amputees, And Wheelchair Bound Models Rock Japanese Fashion Show

 

The status-quo for models world-wide is typically waif like thin, gorgeous women and slender, yet muscular, men. Any high fashion show, photo shoot, or catwalk is essentially the same when it comes down to those selected to model the products. A Japanese designer recently just introduced his new line of clothing that is now being talked about far behind the boundaries of Japan.
It isn’t the clothing so much as those he chose to model it. Amputees, blind, deaf, and wheelchair bound individuals were beyond thrilled to be chosen for that honor. For centuries those who are disabled have been forced to put up with discrimination and limited, to no, job options. Designer Takafumi Tsuruta is taking his clothing beyond fancy fabric and into a more useful design for the common man.
Bernardo Chua confirmed on YouTube that he is going to be on the look out for this up and coming clothing designer who is not only accepting of those who are different but also encouraging disabled individuals to break the mold and do something with their lives

Writing and Editing Community-Approved Wikipedia Articles

Most people use Wikipedia on a regular basis for information. With a free site loaded with over 4,741,601 articles in their archives, this makes them one of the most resourceful spots on the web. This virtual community allows you to post, edit and enjoy pages all free of charge. The community has high standards, but you are able to jump right in and start producing quality articles and editing ones that exist. Make sure to follow their guidelines, as your article can be rejected if it doesn’t.

Adding New Articles

What makes Wikipedia so unique, are the numerous articles they have, and the factual information they provide. Before writing a new article you must do two things. First, you must set up and register your account with them. Second, you need to make sure there is not already an article about the subject on there. Duplicate content will be deleted. Articles shouldn’t be about personal issues, personal promotion or about family. They should be kept to relevant topics that the public is interested in, and they should have ample sources to back up the claims.

How To Write A Great Article

Start all articles with a great introduction. Consultants at GetYourWiki advise that you use a first line that hooks readers from the start whenever writing new Wikipedia articles. Keep all paragraphs short and make sure they contain pertinent information. Headings will help to clarify the subject area and allow those who skim the page to find exactly what they need. Adding pictures for illustration is helpful. The best type of article has less than 50 kb worth of material and is not excessively long. Be sure to meet the notability guidelines and steer clear of controversial materials.

Editing Articles

If you see an article that doesn’t have up-to-date information, or isn’t 100% factual, you can update or edit it. To do this, you don’t need to register or log in to your account. The “Visual Editor” allows anyone to make edits, as long as they can back up their claims. Some pages have been protected from editing and are locked. These will be notated by a lock in the upper right hand corner of the page. To edit these pages, one will need to submit an “edit request” form.

Enhancing the Wikipedia community is fun. Just remember, don’t violate copyrights and make sure to cite all work through verifiable sources. This community grows each and every day, be a part by writing or editing pages.

FTC Sues Direct TV over Deceptive Practices

 

The FTC is suing the largest satellite TV provider in the country, DirecTV, for deceiving millions of people on the cost of programming.

According to CNN iReport, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged DirecTV Inc. for misleading consumers in the advertising of a 12 month discounted program package without properly informing them that the package required a two-year contract, the lawsuit said.

Additionally, the FTC says that their advertising never made it clear that the cost of the package increases to $ 45 per month in the second year and that the cancellation was subject to a $480 cancellation fee.

The complaint also alledges that DirecTV failed to mention that their promotion for free premium channels, like Showtime and HBO, would result in additional fees if consumers failed to cancel the premium channels before the free period was up.

Edith Ramirez, FTC chairwoman says “DirecTV sought to promote an affordable package but lock customers into a more expensive long-term contract and never adequately disclosed the all the fine print.”

DirecTV, based in California has more than 20 million subscribers, and this is not the first time they’ve fallen in hot water with the FTC.

In 2005 and 2009, the company paid $ 5.3 million to settle cases regarding telemarketing calls to consumers.

Vijay Eswaran

Dr. Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian businessman born on the 7th of October 1960. He is the co-founder of the QI Group, which has its headquarters in Hong Kong. The QI Group has other offices in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Vijay currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies.

The QI Group of Companies is an e-commerce group that diversifies into telecommunication, education, retail and direct sales, leisure and lifestyle, conference management, luxury and collectibles, logistics and property development.
Vijay Eswaran went to leading universities in the UK and USA. In the UK, he went to the London School of Economics where he graduated with a degree in social-economic. After graduation, Vijay Eswaran did not return to Asia. He decided to stay in Europe where he did several odd jobs such as driving a cab in London and plucking grapes in France. As a taxi driver in the UK, Dr. Eswaran was introduced to binary system marketing. In 1986, Vijay Eswaran completed his MBA from the Southern Illinois University. After graduation, he got a part-time job that involved multilevel marketing. It was not until he returned to Malaysia that he started looking at MLM more seriously. In 1998, Vijay Eswaran led a group of ambitiously minded individuals to establish a direct selling and training firm that has recently grown into a multi-billion business empire.

Vijay Eswaran is highly respected as a motivational speaker. Vijay Eswaran also lectures business units in a variety of universities. He also features in business and leadership forums such as the Commonwealth Business Forums and the World Economic Forum. Vijay Eswaran is also a writer where he established his first book In the Sphere of Silence in 2005. The book talks about Dr. Eswaran personal life management philosophy. It also explains how Vijay Eswaran starts each and every day with an hour of silence. Other books that Vijay Eswaran has published include In the Thinking Zone released in 2008, 18 Stepping Stones published 2010 and On the Wings of Thought released in 2011.

Vijay Eswaran established the Vijayaratnam Foundation and the RF’s local chapter in honor of his father that work with charitable organization and local Non-Governmental Organization in a number of projects. The projects entail youth development, child mentoring, special education and women empowerment.

Dr. Eswaran efforts have earned him a number of awards such as the lifetime achievement award and the award on the International Leader in Global Business Strategies.

Burger King Eliminates Soda From Kids Meal

Burger King , the second largest fast food chain in the world, withdrew children’s sodas from their Buger King kids meal menus, following similar steps from some of its major competitors.

The company has decided to introduce the new changes as part of its “efforts to provide consumers with options that match the needs of your lifestyle,” said Alex Macedo, president.

People at Anastasia Date (Facebook.com) have noticed that in recent months other chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s have introduced similar changes. Burger King replaced sodas in children’s menus for skim milk, apple juice and chocolate skim milk.

“This will motivate children to eat better, because for many kids, soda has become the main source of calories in their diet.

High consumption of sugary drinks is one of the main causes that promote high rates of obesity.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of children between six and eleven years of age with problems of obesity increased from 7% in 1980 to 18% in 2012.

The option to purchase fountain drinks is still available at Burger King, but will not accompany the kids meals.

Bruce Levenson: Philanthropist, Businessman, Journalist, Patriot

Bruce Levenson is an American businessman, philanthropist, journalist, and patriot. Mr. Levenson is best known as a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks LLC, the company that owns and operates the Atlanta Hawks basketball team, as well as Philips Arena, where they play. He is equally well known for being the co-founder of United Communications Group. He is also on the board of directors of TechTarget, an IT industry media company.

Mr. Levenson was born in Washington, D. C. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, with a BA in political science. He began his journalism career at the Washington Star, whilst studying law at American University in Washington, D. C. He and his wife Karen Levenson have been married over thirty years, and have three sons.

Mr. Levenson and his partner Ed Peskowitz founded United Communications Group (UCG) in 1977. UCG originally published a newsletter on developments in the oil industry. Now UCG provides data, analysis, and guidance to customers in a variety of industries world-wide, including but not limited to energy, healthcare, banking, government contractors, software, telecommunications, and technology. The UCG has won over 125 journalism awards since 1978.

Mr. Levenson is a founding board member of TechTarget, and currently serves on its board of directors. TechTarget is an information technology industry media company, which unites technology providers with technology buyers. He has served on the board of directors of the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association. In 1997 he was inducted into the Software and Information Industry Association’s Hall of Fame.

In 2004 Mr. Levenson became an owner of two professional sports franchises, the Atlanta Thrashers (hockey) and the Atlanta Hawks (basketball). Mr. Levenson and his partners sold the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010; the team relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is currently a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA) board of governors, as mentioned on his Wikipedia page.

Although he is justly proud of the Hawks’ success, he considers his greatest success as a philanthropist. He has donated his time and energy, not just his money, to the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C., the Hoop Dreams Foundation, and the U. S. Holocaust Museum. He has given special attention to programs designed to help underprivileged children, further education, and preserve Jewish heritage. Bruce and Karen Levenson created and funded the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland. His investments in America’s future through his philanthropy are applied patriotism.

Don’t Forget the Importance of Wine When Wining and Dining

Wining and dining is something just about everybody must do at some point in their lives, whether looking for a business deal or celebrating an event the importance of entertaining successfully cannot be underestimated. Whilst food and an engaging environment are both items that can be found with ease in most areas of the World, the need for the best in wine can be difficult for most people to find themselves without expert help. Making an informed and experienced choice on the best in wines for any event is something that everybody should spend some time considering, working with wine professionals is probably the only way most of us will make a good choice that will impress our guests.

How do you go about choosing the best wines available for any event? This is a question many people ask as they try to navigate the many available choices for the different wines that can be chosen for different parts of each event. Without understanding the specialist areas of wine the casual wine drinker can find difficulties in making the correct choice, which in turn leads to problems with guests not being happy and the aim of wining and dining being missed by the organizer.

Expert help is available no matter where an event is taking place in the form of The Antique Wine Company, a specialist wine trader that has over 30 years of experience supplying wines for events taking place all over the planet. The Antique Wine Company can complete a number of tasks for any party or event organizer, from providing courses in understanding the basics of wine tasting to planning the wine used for wining and dining. The company has access to extensive cellars that are sold to some of the top wine collectors in the World. Famous for taking part in some of the top wine sales ever completed, The Antique Wine Company will choose the perfect wines to suit any event and the food being served at it.