Bernardo Chua, Reisha and Organo Gold Success

Philippines born, Bernardo Chua, was a major player in two companies, Gano Excel and Organo Gold. One company focused on ganoderma alone and the other, coffee, tea and ganoderma. As you will see, his past will meet his future.

At Gano Excel, Chua was an executive with the Phillippines-based company, offering his multi-level marketing expertise. After being with the company for three years, he helped the company to expand from the Philippines, to other areas of the world, such as Hong Kong, Canada and the US. Today, the company is considered a top provider of ganoderma lucidum.

Everyone knows what coffee and tea is, but what is ganoderma. It is a polypore mushroom that is found on logs in wooded areas around the world.

According to Glass Door, how did Bernardo Chua learn about this mushroom? Because of his Chinese heritage, he was introduced to the mushroom early in life and knew of the benefits it could offer. His additional knowledge came from his experience from Gano Excel.

In 2008, Bernardo Chua became the founder and CEO of a company called, Organo Gold. His singular focus was to bring a different tasting brew, with its possible health benefits to the Western world.

As to the taste, the Organo Gold coffee is a black, robust, less acidic, tasting coffee that is infused with ganoderma lucidum or as the mushroom is sometimes called, Reishi. The Organo green tea they offer is a mild tasting brew with the infusion of the Reishi mushroom.

Why Canada as there home base? Chua purposely settled his company in Canada because of its strict guidelines for products and business. He felt, that with Canada’s strict guidelines his company had to follow, it would give customers added reassurance as too the quality of the product.

In 2016 Chua rebranded the company, calling it Organo. The company currently sells, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and personal care items.

Securus Technologies releases a press release to correct inaccuracies

In mid last year, Securus filed for new patent violation lawsuit against the Global Tel Link (GTL). After the lawsuit, the two companies have been going back and forth on the lawsuits. Now, during this period the GTL had released press releases. Some of the press releases were misleading, and the Securus Company has set the record straight.

I have been following the story, and this is what I have gathered. In response to the press release that was published on June 7th, 2016, GTL claimed that the court had permitted the company to seek injunctions over the damages that Securus Technologies had caused. However what happened was, according to the court GTL couldn’t seek any injunctions.

This claim could not be further from the truth. Securus is a company of integrity, and they have made steps to reach an agreement with all the companies that have used their patent technology without the license to do so. Even though there has been more than one incident, the company has in all cases found a middle ground and entered into a responsible agreement with the company. Keep in mind that GTL was one of those companies that had multiple agreements with Securus.

In my opinion, GTL is wasting money and time-fighting patent lawsuits that they clearly can’t win. They should have entered into another license agreement with the company.

About Securus Technologies

This is a company that provides both civil and criminal technology solutions for investigations, corrections, public safety and monitoring. They provide emergency response and public information to make the world safer for all the citizens. The company has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

Water Contamination at Squaw Valley

Recently, Squaw Valley issued a press statement with regard to an allegation that their drinking water was contaminated. It was reported that coliform bacteria and E. coli were detected in their upper mountain water which is consumed by their clients.

This health hazard was first brought to the tables of County Department of Environmental Health on eighth November. From then onwards, the waters has been taken care of and has been monitored daily to ensure that it shows continued improvement. Wesley Nicks, the director and Chief Executive Officer of Placer County Environmental Health was interviewed on the Sierra Sun Tuesday and said that the water had shown impressive improvements since only one of the four wells still shows signs of coliform. E. coli has been completely removed from all the wells.

All the restaurants and hotels located at the upper mountain still remain closed and the skiers going to that side are advised not to drink the water until the matter is declared to be officially safe.

Liesl Kenney, the official Public Relations Principal for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, recently released a statement regarding the water quality at the upper mountain zone. Due to unusual heavy rains experienced in October, many of the Placer County’s water systems were affected. Squaw Valley’s water system was also affected due to the inundation of the improved water systems. The water systems were upgraded as recently as this summer at Gold Coast and High Camp. The contamination was only limited to that specific system and the management took the effort of closing it until solutions were available.

The management on Weather contacted Squaw Valley Public Service District and Placer County Environmental Health after they had verified that the systems were contaminated. They also went a mile further by asking for help from leading water safety experts and have taken the necessary measures to ensure that the waters will be safe for consumption as soon as possible.

Ryan Emmons

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is the first carbon neutral healthy bottled water company in the United States. Since its inception in 2012, the company has seen 5000 percent growth.

From packaging merely a couple of hundred bottles in its initial month, the brand is now noticed by large lifestyle brands who are quick to sign up with the company due to its growing popularity. Currently, the bottled water is sold in more than 30 U.S. states and marketed by nearly 2000 stores including international chains.

According to its founder, Ryan Emmons, the success of Waiakea Water is due the ability of the brand to market itself as a healthy, sustainable, and charitable initiative. It is healthy because the Waiakea spring water is extracted from the snowmelt and rain water contained in the Volcanic rocks of Hawaii. Learn more about Waiakea Water:

After passing through nearly 14,000 feet of Volcanic rock, the water is filtered naturally. In fact, it also contains sufficient contents of magnesium, potassium, and calcium, which are good for the human skin including bones, hair, and nails.

According to Baby Boomster, besides healthy mineral content, Waiakea Water is also rich in electrolyte and alkaline. The presence of these contents enable users to balance the fluid in their body. Recent research has also indicated that alkaline water helps in fighting a lot or rare dismisses and helps against acid reflex.

Another major reason for the success of the brand is its philanthropic initiatives in Africa. The company has partnered with Pump Aid to donate a specific quantity of clean water to Africa.

For instance, every one litter of water sold by Waiakea Water is matched by delivering 650 ml of water to rural Africa. So far, it is estimated that nearly 500 Million litters of clean water is distributed to communities in need.

All of the bottles are made from the recycled material, which consumers 85 percent less energy. In addition, the water source takes only 30 days to regenerate, which is sufficient to provide pure water in huge quantities without disrupting the natural environment.

Specialty Food has it that Waiakea Water has partnered with a co-packing facility in California to offer eco-friendly packaging, which prevents mineral water to be transported hundreds of miles in stainless steel tanks.

Slash your auto payments with Ignition Financials

When you have a car loan, there is only one thing on your mind; how to finance the loan. A lot of solutions are available to you to solve this problem. However, there is no one who will compare to Ignition Financials.



What is automobile refinancing?



Refinancing your car means to replace your existing car loan with different terms. That means paying off your car loan with another loan. You will require a new lender for you to be able to successfully refinance your car. Keep in mind that there will be different outcome depending on the lender. It is, therefore, important for you to know and understand the process of refinancing.



What is the reason for refinancing?



Different people have different reasons. There are those that refinance to save money on their monthly income. Another reason is to lower the monthly payments and also the interest rates. You can also seek to refinance if you are looking to increase the repayment period. Regardless of the reason of you refinancing, you need to understand the possible outcomes of your decision.



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Lime Crime Continues To Be One Of The Most Versatile Makeup Brands Out There


Lime Crime is a company founded by Doe Deere, creating makeup products that are certified vegan and cruelty free and made for Unicorns! This means the products that Lime Crime sell are not tested on animals and are 100% free of animal ingredients and byproducts. The company is based in Los Angeles, California and sells a variety of lipsticks and eye shadow palettes. Some examples of lipstick products are a series of Velvetines and Perlees.

Each category contains different shades of lip color. There are Matte Velvetines and Metallic Velvetines that are liquid lip colors inspired by rose petals. By the names it can easily be explained the matte colors are flat shades while the metallic colors are shiny. The Perlees style of lip color is a mixture of the Velvetines, being in the middle of matte and metallic. To look at the products, as well as purchase them, there is a website;

There you’ll be able to see for yourself the bold colors that are used not only for lip colors but the eye shadows as well. There is only called lawn flamingo and that is exactly what comes to mind when you see it! It is a beautiful bright pink matched next to a bold bright green and they are so sparkly, just exploding with glitter.

Lime Crime can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr. You can also follow them on Pinterest and/or follow their blog. You just can’t miss the photos with the eccentric bedazzling lips of those showing off after using the products they purchased with each of the profiles. They stated how they truly loved the shade they chose and the color didn’t fade nor did it smudge! She even said the smell was fantastic. Check them out!

Making Change and Giving Back

There are many ways to make an impact on a particular community. Some people give money. There are others who donate their services and tremendous amounts of time. Certain organizations are designed to employ the talents of those who wish to serve society for a greater good. Alexei Beltyukov has managed to do all of these things and become a successful businessman in his own right.

The Russian entrepreneur built a company that has created many jobs throughout his home country. His work as a philanthropist has also gained notoriety. Beltyukov has made a tireless effort to have a positive impact on the world around him.

According to, Alexei Beltyukov founded Endemic Capital in 2013. Endemic Capital is designed to provide funding for Russian startup companies. The purpose is to develop methods of financial assistance to young organizations who are struggling to pave a way for themselves in a particular industry. The fate of newly developed companies oftena rest in the capital it has available when the organization opens for business.

There is often a long stretch of time between the balance of investment funds and the influx of profits. This is where startup developments often meet their demise.

Beltyukov has dedicated himself to providing the education and resources needed to navigate these difficult times for new businesses. His personal expertise is a valued commodity to inexperienced leaders in search of guidance.

Alexei Beltyukov has made a powerful impact in Russia as a philanthropist. He helped establish the Russian Alumni Scholarship of INSEAD. Russian students who are accepted into the institution of INSEAD will receive financial support under the program. This allows for a smooth transition into an intense period of study.

Students are able to focus on the lessons being provided by the institution and not the financial burden of such a valuable education.

Alexei also works with the Russian government. Its mission is to assist the government in providing funds to various startup businesses. He is the vice president of the Solkovo Foundation. The organization focuses on new technology companies in Russia.

Planning a Wedding? Twenty Three Layers- NYC Event Planners got your Back

Twenty Three Layers is an NYC based event planning and design firm. It caters for all unique and stylish corporate functions or glamorous personal celebrations. Their superb detail for perfection will no doubt impress you. Twenty Three Layers boasts of partnering with independent companies such as Jaguar, SOHO House, Elle Décor, individuals and preferred industry vendors.


Their experience, combined with creative insights helps to deliver memorable events in food, décor, and entertainment. Twenty-three layers handles wedding celebrations, charitable functions, corporate events, and galas. Their services include Venue Selection, Catering, Floral designs, Entertainment, Photography, and Lighting.


Steps to Planning an Event


It is important to carefully source for a company that will fulfill your scheduled event within a specified budget. Hire the best event planning companies in NYC and screen them cautiously. The first thing to do is to establish the event’s objective, and then fine-tune where necessary. Determine the message and the theme to convey, services and activities needed from external resources. Select the venue, make appropriate recommendations and build sumptuous menus for your big day. Communication and print items such as invitations, event materials, entertainment system and speakers required for the big day come in handy too.


Estimate a budget


Draw up an estimated budget based on the event objectives. Outline a general cost for the various programs. Depending on the event’s nature, you may be required to provide deposits for the venue/ services on offer. Provide details about your event.


Meet in Person


It is Important to meet your planners in person. Build a rapport and listen to their ideas. It provokes a sense of passion and professionalism. A good event planner will present a plan that will marry with your theme. Trusted planners should show total budget costs, terms and review of the contract. It is vital to work in close collaboration with your planner or meet up to confirm the details. Planning of events requires efficient management of logistics. Ensure the logistics have been confirmed—by directly contacting the venues and suppliers, on whether they have received their payments.




George Soros Puts Money to Work

One of the richest men in the world, George Soros, a Hungarian-American, was born in l930 in Hungary and educated at the University of London. It was there that he started his financial career. He came to the United States in 1956, became a citizen, and developed strong liberal beliefs that merged with the American Democratic Party. Soros founded the Soros Fund Management Firm in 1969, and this management firm is the primary adviser for the Quantum group of Funds which deals in investment markets worldwide.

During their growth period, this Quantum Group was restructured several times as they invested in public equity, foreign exchange, and a variety of capital funds which touched many industries around the world. Although Soros was always a part of the Quantum Group, he formed the Soros’ Management Firm in 1969 in New York City, and it has served as chief financial adviser to Quantum since that time. The company was reported in 2010 to have created profits of $32 billion since 1973 and was one of the top profit making funds in the industry.

Hoping to make money speak, Soros, as CEO of The Soros’ Fund, made his first impact on the American election scene in 2001, but in the recent election of 2016, $8 million dollars was given into the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton thru super pacs. The big money began to create big news on the political scene of the United States of America.

Long before he touched American politics however, George Soros recognized the need for money and began his philanthropic endeavors. In the l970s, he provided funds for black students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He also began funding movements toward democratic thinking behind the Iron Curtain. In the following years, he has encouraged non-violent demonstrations aimed at tolerance of new ideas and free thinking. Encouraging societies to be more open to differences of governing has resulted in an estimated $500 million per year in donations by the Open Society Foundation. Soros has often used this organization to structure his gifts.

In 2007, Time magazine cited his $100million given for internet at Russian universities, and for his $50 million given for the Millennium Promise to rid extreme poverty in Africa. He has given freely to such projects in the US and to universities in Europe where financing is desperately needed. The Microfinance Bank of the Nobel Peace Prize winner received support from OPS. Soros has received degrees and honorary citations from a number of universities for his interest and financial support of the many projects around the world.

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George Soros Donates $10 Million to Help Combat Hate Crimes

Although in 2003 Soros donated large amounts of money to remove George Bush from office because of his “War on Terror,” it was thru his books that he began to get public attention. Claiming that war creates innocent victims, he began to invest in the political scene in this country. After Bush was reelected in 2004, Soros and others backed a group called Democracy Alliance which seeks to develop a strong progressive infrastructure in America. They encourage and support progressive causes.

Soros again supported Obama’s reelection with the donation of $1million to the super PAC Priorities 2012. In 2013, he donated $25,000 to Ready for Hillary, and in the 2016 race, George Soros donated $8 million to support Clinton. After the election loss, Soros and other big-money donors began meeting in Washington to decide how to use their cash against President-elect Donald Trump. No reports from that meeting have been verified. Trump has announced that he believes the non-violent protests after the election are backed by George Soros, but there is no proof of this.

Today’s headlines indicate that Soros is maintaining his dedication to be involved in the politics of his adopted country, although money is not speaking as clearly as might be predicted. One of the progressive movement’s core goals was “Safety and Justice”, and Soros has already put some of his wealth into reshaping the American justice system. He gave $3 million into seven DA campaigns in six states. The African American and Hispanic candidates all ran on progressive platforms reflecting Soros’ goals. Money went into their campaign success, as it also did in a Florida race for a central state attorney. One DA candidate expressed his surprise and gratitude when a higher priced, more effective ad appeared for his success.

Much talk is being directed to the problems of different sentences for black and white men who have committed the same crime. Much discussion and media coverage is now being given to these progressive ideas, and some believe that its Soros’ dedication to the progressive cause that speaks louder than the money.

For many years, George Soros has recognized that the value of money is in what it can do to make a better life for the people of this world. Opinions may vastly differ as to how to use this tool, but few question the fact that it is a powerful one. Soros must certainly be commended for trying to make it work for the best.

Securus Technology Brings Families Together For The Holidays

A video on YouTube, titled Securus Family Communication During Xmas, portrays a man, an inmate, videoconferencing with his son on Christmas. It starts with a simple conversation, but proceeds to show the son opening presents from his absent father in front of the family Christmas tree. The video brings the family together in a way that hasn’t been seen before. Rather than a cold visitation room, the inmate can be present with his family as they open their gifts, he can interact with his son in a normal setting. The excitement is clearly visible on the mans face.


This technology is made possible by Securus Technologies, a company dealing with video conferencing for prisons. The technology has replaced traditional visitation in many prisons, and has a number of benefits. Prisons are not located near population centers by design, and some families find themselves traveling for hours to visit their loved ones. This is not an issue with modern telecommunications, the family can see their father, son, mother, or daughter from the comfort of home, increasing visits and face time with the family member. View the company profile on


This gives them a taste of the outside, and allows them to see their family in a regular situation, instead of hearing about it and wishing they were there. All of this, and it saves the prison time and money, which can be better spent on programs to better the prisoners.