Markets Group’s Institutional Allocator Tackles Private Debt Benchmarking

October 18, 2018

New York, Oct. 2, 2018 – Institutional Allocator, published by New York City-based Markets Group, trains its sights on private debt performance benchmarks–or the lack thereof—in its forthcoming fall magazine that will be published on October 15. In a three-part feature story, Managing Editor Leslie Kramer delivers insight on the nature and status of private-debt benchmarking, a situation many in the industry characterize as a conundrum. Kramer speaks with asset owners, consultants and academics to deliver a comprehensive discussion about the issue that is a must-read for all private debt investors. Launched in May 2018, the IA title comprises two publications—a weekly news email and a quarterly magazine. to sign up for the newsletter and/or magazine. IA is an exclusive, weekly news and information service that delivers an informed perspective...

Game Changer: Leading Cannabis Grower Teams With America’s Oldest Cannabis Dice Game to Deliver a Unique Experience That’s High on Happiness

October 18, 2018

California Bud Company has joined forces with Game of Zonk to launch an exclusive, high-end line of cannabis products that pair perfectly with the iconic game. The initial strain, Kandy Kush, a sativa-leaning hybrid with roughly 18.1-21.2% THC will appeal to a broad audience. The terpene pallet is sweet like candy with a strong lemon-Kush scent. ZONK Premium Cannabis Flower is available immediately for distribution to and in multiple dispensaries throughout the state of California. The partnership marks the first mainstream cannabis collaboration of its kind -  paring a leading cultivator/manufacturer with an iconic mainstream game.Established in 2017, California Bud Company is a leading, trusted cannabis grower that distributes product to more than 60 locations statewide. Their farm is located in California’s storied Salinas Valley, known as the “Salad Bowl of the World” for its fertility and ideal climate. Their natural-light indoor growing technique...

THE BILLION DOLLAR FUND FOR WOMEN ANNOUNCED AT THE WORLD WOMAN SUMMIT 2018

October 18, 2018

 Funding Consortium presents a solution to decades-old gender funding gap problem through mission-driven investing. The October 11-13, held at the Clinton Presidential Center, brought together diverse voices and insights of luminaries from the worlds of business, entertainment, science and technology for one purpose: to accelerate women’s leadership through Gender Harmony—a global movement that empowers women in a bold, new way to support the , set by the United Nations General Assembly. This year’s summit was the launchpad for The Billion Dollar Fund for Women (TBDF), a global consortium of blended finance partners committed to accelerate access to funding and resources for women entrepreneurs. TBDF’s goal is to mobilize $1 Billion in funding for companies founded by women entrepreneurs over the next 10 years, globally.Entrepreneur and The Billion Dollar Fund for Women founding team member Anu Jain’s announcement...

Waterless™ Geothermal gets installed in historic Breakers Mansion

October 18, 2018

When the historic Breakers Mansion needed to solve their humidity issues, they choose WaterlessTM Geothermal, a direct exchange geothermal technology, because of the ultimate efficiency the system offers. Lawrence Air Systems Inc., a WaterlessTM Geothermal dealer was selected to renovate the heating and cooling system for the mansion built in 1893 by Cornelius Vanderbilt II! The 125-year-old Breakers Mansion has never before had an air conditioning unit. But, it was becoming an issue, not only for the hundreds of thousands of guests who visit every year, but also for the precious artifacts, furniture, moldings, and carpentry work. People were fainting upstairs and furniture was at risk of splitting and breaking because of fluctuating humidity levels.  To solve this problem, Lawrence Air designed an eco-friendly WaterlessTM Geothermal system and installed it at the Breakers, utilizing existing ductwork to make the system work throughout the 70-room mansion. By...

Espionage Thriller- "Operating Naked- A Black Bag Job" moves production from Canada to Mediterranean Shores

October 17, 2018

The south coast of Spain, known for its glitz, glamour and gangsters, has been buzzing with the news that a new Hollywood television production " Operating Naked-A Black Bag Job" currently filming in Toronto, Canada will move its production headquarters in November to Madrid and the south of Spain and will film six episodes there. This reflects a growing trend in television production with recent announcements by Netflix that they will be creating a production hub in Madrid, Spain and the recent use of Spanish historic locations as backdrops for blockbuster shows such as Game of Thrones and Berlin Station."Operating Naked-A Black Bag Job" is an espionage thriller set in the 1990's and based around the real life story of an American spy who worked in Spain during that time. The original manuscript...

A Very Human Future—Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World New Book Launch

October 18, 2018

October 18thsees the launch of the latest book from Fast Future. A Very Human Future—Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World acknowledges the powerful technological shifts reshaping our world and addresses five key themes that are occupying the minds of individuals, politicians, business leaders, and civil society organizations across the globe: Exponential Technologies-How might exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) evolve over the next two decades and impact society, business, industry sectors, and government? Future of Work– What are the implications for the way work will be organised and executed in the future and the net impact on employment? People First-With powerful technological shifts reshaping our world and straining the old social fabric, how can we keep humanity at the centre of the story? Policy Priorities-What societal, political, and economic priorities are required, so that we avoid dehumanizing...

Bumble Bee Botanicals Opens 2nd Kratom Retail Store In La Mesa, CA (San Diego)

October 16, 2018

On Monday October 1st, opened its second retail location in San Diego County in La Mesa, CA. The company has an extended inventory of plant-based products for varied household purposes, but Bumble Bee Botanicals is most widely known for a plant called Kratom. This location was selected because La Mesa is an up and coming neighborhood and is very central within San Diego County, giving San Diego counties’ residents easier access to botanical products such as kratom and CBD oil. The company’s first store is located in Chula Vista and opened several months ago.  "Based on the success of our first retail store in Chula Vista, we decided to open a retail store in La Mesa, CA due to its central location within San Diego County. There is a huge demand for quality botanical products in the San Diego area that is not currently being met. We are optimistic that this La Mesa store will be a big hit!" said Andrew, owner and operator...

Mahmood to focus on Private Equity

October 18, 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October 15, 2018 — , a global advisory and mergers and acquisitions firm, announced today that Matt Mahmood, Managing Director of Marabek, is resuming his full-time role immediately to focus on the growing strategic advisory and private equity business operations within the firm. Having been the Chief Operating Officer at Nortech Systems (NASDAQ: NSYS) in May 2017 through October 2018, Mahmood now returns full-time to Marabek to focus on a Marabek private equity offering and the growing strategic advisory business that serves private equity, family offices, and stand-alone manufacturing companies. Marabek’s Managing Partner, Andrew J. Pulkrabek, said, “The uptake in the market for Marabek’s manufacturing advisory and M&A business has been significant. Matt is a critical part of the team that will accelerate the advisory and M&A business. He will help us meet the demand of the family office clients that have...

Save The Hampton House 48 Hour Telethon

October 17, 2018

On Tuesday October 16, 2018 The Black Panther Party Cubs launched a 48-hour fundraiser telethon to save the Hampton House starting at 3pm CST. This event comes on the 50th anniversary of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and the second-year anniversary commemorating the death of Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton Senior's mother, Mrs. Iberia Hampton. Deputy Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of The Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton, was born on August 30, 1948. He was raised in the Chicago neighborhood of Maywood, Illinois. In 1968, he joined The Black Panther Party (BPP), headquartered in Oakland, California. Under Chairman's leadership, programs such as The Free Breakfast Program, which fed thousands of children every week, Medical programs, which provided the nations first sickle cell anemia testing programs, and laid the foundation for government research on sickle cell disease - flourished. Additionally, The Transportation Programs provided access for individuals...

Drs. On Calls Can Help People Who Have Been Walloped by Trump’s Dismantling of Obamacare, CEO Says

October 17, 2018

With President Donald Trump seemingly bent on dismantling Obamacare as much as possible, like Drs. On Calls can fill the void for people who are left without adequate healthcare coverage, CEO Mary Gorder says.By offering people an affordable way to see a doctor for non-emergency consultations, telemedicine can act as a safety net for people in this time of uncertainty surrounding healthcare in the United States, the CEO notes, adding that it will also help hospitals and clinics cut costs, making healthcare more affordable for everyone involved.“Telemedicine is no longer the future of healthcare, it’s the present of healthcare,” Gorder said. “We as a country were taking steps -- however imperfect -- toward health coverage for all and now we’ve taken steps back, leaving a lot of people in extremely vulnerable positions. This is an unfortunate situation, but people should know there are alternatives out there to expensive hospital or clinic visits. Simply talking...

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