Everyone generally agrees that aging is a natural part of the life cycle. In fact, aging is considered graceful, an indication of wisdom, an expert on all things, especially life. Aging for some is a beautiful, natural process, but for others, aging is not all it’s cracked up to be. For some aging can be heartbreaking and unbearable, filled with pain, anguish, and confusion.
Aging comes with a variety of complications, namely Alzheimer’s, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer and high blood pressure. These conditions can make the quality of life in elderly people less than desirable. But conventional medicine has done nothing but help treat these conditions after they exist, instead of actively attempting to prevent them in the first place. Which means that anyone diagnosed with any of these conditions faces a tough and challenging future if they have one at all.
But there are some in the medial industry who are hoping to change the status quo. Jason Hope is one such person. Hope is an Arizona philanthropist and entrepreneur based in Scottsdale who is committed to finding ways in which the healthcare industry can address the complications of aging. In December 2010, Hope embarked on a journey with an organization called the SENS Research Foundation.
His $500,000 donation made on that day, helped the organization establish a laboratory program in the United Kingdom, which in turn began using biotechnology to help counteract aging and prevent age-related illnesses.
Biotechnology examines living organisms and organic systems in order to develop new products that improve quality of life. Biotech products are also used to improve agricultural methods and increase understanding of how medicine can combat a disease.
Founded in March 2009, the SENS Research Foundation has invested in research programs dedicated to learning about the aging process, attempting to eliminate age-related illnesses and transform the public perception of aging in the hopes of innovative change.
It is in this mission that Jason Hope and the SENS Foundation have become allies. Both believe that technology, particularly biotechnology, can help repair living cells within patient’s bodies in order to prevent the effects of aging altogether. By focusing on the root causes of age-related illnesses at a cellular level, SENS hopes to eradicate these illnesses, ensuring that humans have a longer and healthier lifespan.
By consistently studying, researching, and developing cellular research, SENS and Jason Hope believe that humans will eventually have the opportunity to live for hundreds if not thousands of years.
With Hope’s donations, SENS and researchers have been able to develop medications known as age-breakers. Glycation end-products are substances that build up in a person’s body as he or she ages. The substance causes veins and skin to become less flexible, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, causing stiffness in the body, and other age-related complications.
Age-breakers are drugs that help eliminate glycation end-products. While researchers have been able to successfully develop these medications for small animals, they have not been able to reproduce the same results for humans. But that doesn’t mean they still won’t try.
In fact, current research has been able to identify at least one glycation end-product, glucosepane. Glucosepane is the most prevalent glycation end-product found in the human body. Researchers have been able to determine that glucosepane does, in fact, promote aging as well as severe health problems in elderly patients. This is merely the beginning of the anti-aging research movement, but it’s an amazing start.
Jason Hope understands this and is working hard to promote further research and study into the prevention of age-related illnesses, and quite possibly delay the aging process altogether.
His commitment is unmatched. When speaking about his reasons for supporting the SENS Foundation, Hope explained that seeking to treat Alzheimer’s or heart and lung diseases is only a fraction of true healthcare. Once these conditions have triggered harmful symptoms, a patient’s quality of life diminishes dramatically. But by preventing these illnesses in the first place humanity is taking an evolutionary leap forward.
It’s too soon to say whether biotechnology will help eliminate the aging process altogether, but it is safe to say that further research and studies need to be conducted so that at least, old age doesn’t have to be painful or languishing, but instead the graceful, dignifying experience it should be.
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Investors have lots of options when it comes to natural resources, says geologist and investment strategist, Matt Badiali. The race to produce the electric car will also be a race to grab the necessary metals for the rechargeable battery . The battery contains lithium ion cells that convert chemical energy into electrical energy; but lithium is not the only necessary element says Badiali. Different formulations with cobalt, manganese, nickel, aluminum are also needed.
The electric car boom has a lot to do with emissions. Electric cars have no combustion engine and no exhaust, they drive fumes-free. That’s the big advantage in the cities where cars are polluting the air with nitrogen oxides. Even modern gasoline engines need filters because they produce fine dust. The problem does not exist with electric cars. View Matt’s profile on Linkedin.
The influx of electric cars will increase the production of lithium, cobalt, nikel, and manganese by 100 times globally by year 2040. Matt Badiali says for investors, this ratio of high demand and low supply has a big advantage. Even in times of financial crises and fluctuating stock prices, the value of metals remains relatively stable.
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Unlike gold, however, metals practical benefits to industry leave it bound to a certain extent to the current economic situation. The better the economy runs, the higher the demand for metals like copper, nikel, and lithium will be. And the current production volumes can also have a strong influence on the current price.
Badiali points out that in addition to trading in commodities, interested investors can also opt for shares of companies involved in the promotion of natural resources. While there are companies all over the world, smaller mines and exploration companies are the better choice as they benefit significantly from high prices in the metals market. Therefore, it is important – just like any other form of investment – to study the current prices and market developments accurately.
Recent years have shown that rare metals can make big profits says Matt Badiali, and emerging innovation is driving the demand up for metals. They are essential components for industry in the production and development of new technologies of the future.
For more than a decade, Matt Badiali has been offering his insight and advice in natural resources and investing opportunities. He earned his geology degree from Penn State, then a Master’s degree in Geosciences from Florida Atlantic University. Since graduating, he’s becoming a mine explorer, evaluator, analyst, and astute investor.
The Brazilian government, according to Felipe Montoro Jens, has plans to initiate 57 projects as part of an R $ 44 billion investment. One of these public private partnership projects that is scheduled is complete re-pavement of two highways in Brazil the BR 364 and BR 153. Combined the BR 364 and BR 153 accounts for over 800 kilometers of road. The BR 153 is main highway that connects Anapolis (GO) and Alianca (TO) and the BR 364 is major highway that connects Comodoro (MT) and Porto Velho (RO). Learn more about Felipe Montoro Jens at terra.com
Felipe Montoro Jens also reported as part of the 57 projects, there are plans to auction the Mint, Ceasaminas, Casemg and Docks of Espirito Santo. The Mint is the federal business that is responsible for printing currency and the production of various government official documents. Felipe Montoro Jens, pointed out the by selling the Mint, allows the government to reduce the costs of running the Mint, but is allows it to leverage to more advanced technological tools the public sector cannot provide.
Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, undergoing a historic project. The city of Belo Horizonte, is utilizing the benefits of public private partnerships to implement a 20 year project to upgrade all the old luminary lights in the city with modern LED lights. It is project by 2020 a total of 182,000 lights will have been successfully upgraded. Belo Horizonte is the first city to implement a successful public private partnerships to complete such a large scaled project.
Felipe Montoro Jens also learned as part of the R $ 44 billion investment, 57 project stimulus the ports Belem (PA), Vila do Conde (PA), Paranagua (PR) and Victoria (ES) are all scheduled to auctioned to the private sector, in order to help relieve some of the financial burden the government has. More info can be found by visiting: http://www.felipemontorojens.com.br/
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If you’re well-versed in the world of investments, you’re probably already familiar with dividends and capital gains, but there is a new way to make your money work for you, especially when it comes to natural resources. If you’re not familiar with “freedom checks” they are part and parcel of an investment model predicated on statute 26-F, enacted by Congress in 1987. Freedom checks are issued by companies who meet government eligibility requirements necessary to make these payouts. Who are these companies? Well, they are companies operating primarily in the oil and gas industry and who, collectively, make up the Master Limited Partnerships program, which currently encompasses more than 560 different companies.
How do freedom checks work? Well, unlike traditional dividend checks, which are defined as payments made to shareholders from corporations, freedom checks are taxed differently. These checks are taxed as capital as opposed to income; as a result, investors do not pay income tax normally associated with dividend checks. The primary requirement for companies that issue freedom checks is that they pay out a minimum of 90% of their generated income to their investors. The rate of return for those who opt to invest in Master Limited Partnership companies far exceeds that of traditional investment products like CDs, money market accounts, and corporate junk bonds. For example, an investor who chooses to invest $1,000-dollars in an MLP company can, in 20 years, make almost $150,000-dollars.
A huge proponent of freedom checks is Matt Badiali, an investment expert and the Founder of Real Wealth Strategist, a Bayan Hill Publishing financial newsletter. According to an article in dailyreckoning.com, an online resource for insights on the economy and global market analysis, Matt Badiali discovered this unique investment tool while looking for ways to generate capital that could be used to fund the exploration of new oil and gas pipelines. MLPs, as well as statue 26-F, represented a win-win for the corporations and the investors alike.
If you’re not familiar with Matt Badiali’s background, he is a Penn State University alumnus, who earned a B.S. in Geological and Earth Sciences, in 1992. From there, Badiali went on to attend Florida Atlantic University, where he earned his Masters degree in Geology and Earth Science. In an effort to broaden his knowledge in these fields, he enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with the intentions of earning a Ph.D. in Sedimentary Geology. Unfortunately, he was unable to complete his education at the University due to family reasons. Ultimately, Matt Badiali became a Geology professor at the University of Carolina, where he remained until he hired by a financial expert who needed his expertise in the geology. This opportunity completely changed the trajectory of Matt Badiali’s career, making him a natural resource investment expert, and later, the Founder of a financial newsletter, Real Wealth Strategist. You can learn more about Matt Badiali by visiting: https://mattbadialiguru.com/
Michael Hagele provides legal services for a variety of tech companies. In a recent interview he summed up how he effectively serves his clients. Hagele begins by stating that small firms can offer cost-efficient as well as high-quality legal services in the area of technology.
Hagele starts the morning by handling everyday concerns of his technology clients. This could include legal counseling regarding intellectual or general property and reviewing contracts. By mid-day he may take some time for mountain biking. This gives him a fresh, creative look at difficult issues when he gets back to work. He’ll continue to work with clients throughout the day solving a variety of issues that crop up. Read more at whitepages.com
Hagele says he’s very tenacious and keeps working with new opportunities and information to provide the best outcomes. He’s particularly interested in artificial intelligence and its many applications. He’s also fascinated with machine algorithms that find unique relationships and patterns in data. Whatever he’s working on, he makes it a point to always put the customer first. As an attorney, he’s always thinking about what is in the best interest of his client.
He believes that social media is a critical component for a successful business. He doesn’t want to overdo it, but finds this to be a great way to connect with clients and customers. The software he likes includes a combination of web offerings from Google and MS Office. Hagele also likes to keep in touch with other people who mountain bike. He uses Strava to connect with other individuals who are interested in biking and competitions.
One of his failures as an entrepreneur was his experience opening a restaurant. The celebrity chef that was hired was not on board with the company regarding how compensation would be handled. Hagele stated that he should have seen this as a red flag from the beginning. He believes businesses need people who are invested in a company through equity participation and not just receiving a salary.
Many of the Northeastern states are choosing to get involved with concession projects. These projects allow the states to invest in the transfer of assets to the private initiative. They also accomplish this by way of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) or Subconcessions. This approach makes it possible to find a way around the restrictions of federal transfers and the tightening of fiscal accounts. Infrastructure expert Felipe Montoro Jens highlighted the measures taken by each Northeastern state.
Bahia has chosen to circumvent restrictions by investing in a Light Rail Vehicle Project (VLT). It is being designed to make the current suburban train obsolete. It is expected to have a positive impact on the economy of the state.
Piaui has a much more elaborate plan. The government has just under 25 projects of concessions and PPPs in the work according to Viviane Moura, Superintendent of Partnerships and Concessions. The first PPP in the country was launched to improve the quality of the Internet connection, installing around 1,500 fiber optics across the state. The investment has been well received by residents.
Maranhao has invested in correction facilities constructing four prisons that have the capability to open up a very large amount of places. Felipe estimates the construction will be done June 2019.
Pernambuco is diverting much of its attention to focus more attentively on its sanitation issue. The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) aims to increase the participation of private capital in the sanitation sector. BNDES is actively trying to attract investors to help with its initiative. Sanitation Company (COMPESA) has partnered with the bank to expand the PPPs signed by the government.
The bottom line is all of these states investing in concession projects are just trying to do what’s right for the betterment of their economy.
Retirement is a subject with both good and bad news on how millennials are preparing for it. According to David Giertz, most millennials nowadays are finding new methods to prepare for retirement when they turn 22 which is good news. However, the bad news is that others have the wrong information on how to best use that money they are saving. Therefore David gave some effective tips that millennials can use to plan and make the best decision on what to do with the money they save.
First, David recommends financial health awareness. This tip is important because you get to save and also cover up significant responsibilities such as paying off debts fast including loans, credit cards, college debt among others. David insists that saving at an early age is nice but what is more important is not to live in liabilities.
Secondly, compound interest should be your best friend. For example, a Roth IRA is an incredible option because your money is taxed prior making deposits and can be accessed without tax once you retire. Also, another benefit of Roth IRA is if you start saving early, you can build more compound interests as you keep adding money and you will be impressed with the amount you will have by retirement.
Another tip by David Giertz is coming up with a side gig meaning you come up with a side business that will benefit you financially. David advises on doing something you love to do because you will make time for it. For example an Etsy store, it cannot replace your actual job, but it benefits you when you do it in your leisure time.
Mr. Giertz is an alumnus of the University of Millikin where he graduated with a BS degree. He later joined the University of Miami and graduated with an MBA. He has been a financial advisor for more than three decades which makes him an expert. Giertz has worked for various companies and currently works as a certified business coach at WABC and also at FINRA as an industry arbiter. David Giertz is positive about providing financial solutions form people to live a comfortable life even after retirement.