The obesity rate in the US, is one of the biggest reasons Philadelphia implemented a tax on soda. The reality is that nearly 70 percent of American adults are overweight. About 35 percent of the US population is obese. These statistics are also starting to have an affect on children as young as three years old.
The result is higher healthcare costs to treat the effects of this unhealthy trend. Many states are now charging higher taxes on things like junk food and soda. Philadelphia is doing this to soft drinks, charging a higher tax in an effort to encourage residents to purchase cheaper, healthier options.
The city of Philadelphia was the first in US to charge an extra tax on soda. The higher tax began at the start of 2017. The tax is 1.5 cents per ounce of soda purchased.
Philadelphia had good intentions on implementing the tax, but there have been some unexpected outcomes from it. The tax has an impact on low income residents of Philadelphia. Someone with a higher income has no problem paying the extra tax or driving out of the city to avoid it. Low income families do not have these options.
The extra tax on soda is also affecting local small businesses or mom and pop stores. These small stores already have to compete with bigger stores with higher advertising budgets, and now they are seeing a decrease in revenue due to the soda tax. There are several effects feom this extra tax. The soda companies are taking a stand against the city of Philadelphia, and the case is making its way to the Supreme Court.
The Dallas community is a happy lot, after James David Dondero, did one among his numerous philanthropic deeds, of reviving the glory of their heritage-the Dallas Zoo. The Dallas residents are now enjoying the sight of hippos since 2001, after the Highlands Capital that is led by James Dondero, partnered with the Dallas Foundation in constructing the Simmons Hippo Outpost. In addition, their economy has grown tremendously, due to the thousands of people who have longed to see the hippos visiting the zoo.
James is a man with wears many hats. This is because he is a multifaceted individual with several positions like the co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management, and the CEO and Board Chairman of Highland Acquisition Corporation. In addition, he is the president and chairman of the Board of Directors at NexPoint Hospitality Trust Inc., and the Board Chairman of NexBank and Cornerstone Healthcare. Since founding Highland Capital Management in 1993, it has become one of the premier investment management firms in America, currently handling an estimated 14.9 billion dollars in diverse assets. James’ Midas touch has also seen the company develop several award-winning institutional and retail investment solutions, and win two Morningstar’s awards in 2014, for being the top-ranked Healthcare Equity Fund.
James Dondero’s journey into investment management began in 1984, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia. He promptly rose through the leadership ranks in companies like Leap Wireless International Inc.to heading his company and managing his portfolio. His career has spanned the past three decades, and his success continues to reverberate in credit and equity markets throughout the country.
Aside from his passion in his career, James Dondero is also committed to helping develop his Dallas community. His company has donated to charities such as the Family Place, Dallas Zoo; Education is Freedom and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Through his active participation and partnerships with non-profits in the area, his actions have enriched the lives of thousands of beneficiaries and will continue to do so for many years to come.
January 17, 1962, was no ordinary day for Mexico, as a financial expert had been born. Alfonso de Angoitia is his name, who is currently ranked in high specs among who is who in Mexico. He has always left a landmark impact in all the institutions, companies including those he has been affiliated with for his vast knowledge in financial management. In fact, he deserves the title “The Financial Brains of Grupo Televisa. The Mexican National has an inspiring career journey that continues to reawaken people.
He is a proud alumnus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Alfonso has worked for the White & Case LLP which is located in the New York City. He is also the founding partner of the Mijares Law Firm, one of the most trusted and leading firm in the sector. At one time, he was a personal counsel of Emilio Azcarraga who at the moment is the Chief Executive Officer of the Grupo Televisa. At the Grupo Televisa, Alfonso de Angoitia has served in different capacities as a member of the board of Directors of the Grupo Financiero Banorte, Executive Vice President and now the Chief Financial Officer.
In other institutions where he is linked with such as the American School Foundation, Empresas Cablevisión, Innova (Sky), Operbes (Bestel), Cablemas Telecomunicaciones and the Grupo Axo among many others. Just recently, he was appointed the President of the Board of Kardias Foundation. He is married to Concha de Angoitia, and together they have two kids.
There has been a lot of competition in the Mexican media platforms due to the vast changes that old tv stations and radios have employed. Many media platforms have emerged over the past years, and some of them showcase different shows which have in turn attracted a relatively large number of viewers. Grupo Televisa, however, remains to be one of the most prestigious media platforms and has over the past years served a large number of viewers in Mexico through the unique shows and services that they provide. Besides other types of media like cable tv have also earned themselves a considerable number of viewers among other media platforms.
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is among the major contributors to the success of Grupo Televisa and through his expertise in the field of media, he has helped to ensure that Grupo Televisa streams different shows and services to its viewers. Alfonso is currently the executive vice president of Grupo Televisa, and he was born in January 1962. Alfonso has worked on some media platforms over the past years which have helped him gain a lot of expertise in his field of specialization. He schooled at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) where he acquired a bachelor’s degree in law. Alfonso also serves as the executive member of the office of the chairman at Grupo Televisa, and he formerly served as the secretary of the board of the company as well as the chief financial officer in the late 1990`s.
Alfonso has also been the director at a communication platform of Univision and has been an independent director at Banco Mercantil Del Telecommunications. Besides, he has been a trustee for Paley center of media for close to one year and has served in many other media companies besides Grupo Televisa.
In 1938, Mexico nationalized its oil industry, creating a monopoly for the state-run company, Petroleos Mexicanos or Pemex.
The Mexican government has decided to open up the country’s oil reserves to exploration and drilling by private companies. Talos Energy is one of the pioneering companies meeting the challenge.
Talos Energy formed a joint venture with Premier Oil Plc (based in London) and Sierra Oil & Gas (based in Mexico) for the Zama-1 well. It’s in the Sureste Basin which is offshore from the state of Tabasco. Experts estimate Zama-1 holds from 100 million to 500 million barrels of crude oil. Drilling began on May 21. They expect to finish in 90 days. According to Edison Investment Research, based on the structure of the Sureste Basin, the offshore drilling there has a geologically high probability of success.
The joint venture won the right to drill Zama-1 in 2015 in the first round of bidding. Mexico passed its Constitutional Energy Reforms in 2013 to allow foreign energy companies into the company for the first time since 1938.
For Tim Duncan, Talos Energy represents a triumph of patience and hard work. During the 2008 financial crisis he had to return capital to the bank. He retained just enough to work the most lucrative energy opportunities. By 2011 he doubled Phoenix Exploration in size. Then he sold it to Apache Corporation.
Tim Duncan and partners started Talos Energy in 2012 with $600 million from previous investors Apollo Management and Riverstone Holdings. Based in Houston, they have 60 geoscientists and other employees at headquarters and the same number operating in the field along the Gulf Coast.
WorkplaceDynamics named Talos Energy as the best small business to work for because they are sharing equity with their employees. This gives everyone an incentive to work hard, because it’s their company too. Talos Energy is not big enough to patch the compensation the large oil and energy companies pay, so they are allowing employees to share in the company’s profits as it grows.
Since Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero is the CFO of the company, he is most worried about the profits that he can make for the company. He plans on doing more with the business and bringing attention to the areas that he is working in. For Grupo Televisa to grow their profits will be a huge change for the company and will be something that they are going to make happen in every way so that they can try different things.
While the company is good and it is a positive part of the business that they are working in, Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero knows that there are some things that will have to change. He is hoping to do all of this and is planning on making things better for people who are in different situations. While Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has worked hard at the opportunities that he has, he knows that Grupo Televisa will get better and people will be able to try new things while they are working in those areas.
Today, Bruno Fagali is also an employee of Nova S/B. In his current role of the corporate compliance manager, Bruno Fagali is responsible for developing and maintaining the overall corporate compliance. This ensures that employees and clients are fully aware of the compliance program that the company has. He is also a member of several different legal organizations that are located all over the country. These include a number of different professional organizations as well as organizations that are able to provide legal support to others.
While Bruno Fagali is currently an employee at Nova S/B, he has had a range of roles in the past. He started his legal career as an intern working for various law firms across South America. After finishing school at Pontifical Catholic University and passing the legal exams, Bruno Fagali went on to work for Calil, Radi and Associados.
JMH Development is a full-service company specialized in real estate development. Its headquarters is in Brooklyn, New York. For the enterprise, hey are boasting because they are one of the leading loyal companies concerning the development of state-of-the-art properties in the region. For over two decades of professional experience, the company has issued its services to the development of high-end properties in the area. They are also specialized in the development of one-of-a-kind properties in the United States. While this is true, they always work to attain beer business management through sustainability and productivity. For this reason, the development of high-end properties in this state is very essential.
Or the company, they always work to provide the most sophisticated innovation to any project at hand. Because of their updated technology in this field, they will keep on meeting and exceed the expectations of their clients in a manner that is unparalleled in this industry. JMH Development is a pioneer in the development of the well-positioned properties in the heart of Brooklyn. For this reason, they have kept a high name over their shoulders to boast about their achievements. JMH Development is also specialized in the development of fast working capital in a manner that is unprecedented in the industry. For this reason, people end up working for different capabilities in a way that has no common innovation strategy in his structure.
JMH Development was awarded after completing 184 Kent Street that was one of the most innovative structures in the heart of New York. For this reason, the company ended up activating a new era of contraction. Because of this contract, other contracts came their way concerning major renovations in the United States. JMH Development has also developed high-end capabilities in the heart of the country in a manner that is not paralleled in this region. For this reason, you might also consider spending much of their time developing high-end capabilities. JMH Development is also committed to the creation of high-quality properties in the region.
Jason Halpern is the leader of the company. He has initiated most of the development productions that are recognized worldwide. For him, he delights in the company developing high-end capabilities. Therefore, he works to oversee that JMH Development always meets and exceeds the needs of their clients. As a matter of fact, no one has ever met the company interception in a better way than ever. JMH Development has announced that they have reached the topping of the South Aloft Beach. This is a great achievement for the company. However, they view this as a normal achievement because they must work to reach the completion of the structure. The South Aloft Beach will be open by the end of 2015.
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega started out as an attorney at White & Case LLP where he gained valuable experience working in the U.S. business environment as the firm was based in New York City. He cofounded the law firm, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. where he served as a founding partner between 1994 and 1999. Since 1998, he has served as the secretary of Grupo Televisa’s board of directors. He was also appointed as the mass media conglomerate’s chief financial officer in 1998. Between 1999 and 2003, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega served as the company’s executive vice president where he was put in charge of administration and finance docket. He also served as the overall company executive vice president; a position he has held since his appointment in 2000. His tenure at company has been marked with significant operational successes including financial restructuring and signing of a partnership deal with Univision. He subsequently became a director at Univision. He also serves on the board of several companies including Sky, Empresas Cablevisión and Pepsi Bottling Group (Mexico) among others.
Education Background and Philanthropy
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega’s mastery of the financial environment and how it affects business operations is built on his solid academic background. He is trained lawyer having graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México with a LLB degree. In addition to corporate duties, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega has strong interest in philanthropic activities. He was appointed to serve on the board of trustees of Kardias A.C where he is the chairman.
Cassio Audi is a known 45 years old Legendary Brazilian whose music history few know about. Due to the demands of his career, and the success, few would not think that he started as an instrumentalist in his teenage years. He took up the music in a quest to fulfill the interest and desire to be popular in the world.
a) Casio Audio’s Background
Casio Audi is a Brazilian-financial management expert, who has worked with various companies like Gillette, and Dow chemicals among others. Audi holds an MBA from Sao Paulo University. His fame is attributed to his skills in the management field, which include critical thinking, team leadership, and strategic planning.
b) What You May Not Know About Cassio Audi
Besides the success Cassio holds in the financial management arena, most people do not know that he has a music history. Like most youths, Cassio was keen and explored every opportunity he could find along the way. As a young man in his teen years, together with some children from the same neighborhood, formed a rock music band popularly known in the 80s and 90s, as the Viper.
c) Cassio’s Early Music Life
Cassio’s history in music dates back in 1985 when a band called the Viper was formed. The band produced major hits for both albums and solos, while Cassio was the drummer and instrumentalist. The viper band is known for its production of pop and rock songs, something that was rare in those days.Cassio was involved in the production of popular hits like the ‘Theatre of Fate’ and the ‘Soldiers of Sunrise’ in the 1980s.These songs became a mega hit leading to the influence of classical music.
d) Viper Band
Cassio’s band formed a metal and neoclassical type of songs, as a result of the metal and classic mix. He took the greatest role of consolidating the band and composing the lyrics and beats. Due to demands his career had, Cassio could not do music full time, however, when time allows, he practices his drumming skills with the band members.Cassio took the greatest role of consolidating the band and composing the lyrics and beats.