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Founded in 1993, Open Society Foundation is one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world. It was founded by the legendary George Soros 24 years ago. He has a firm belief that what is imperfect can be improved, and this motivated him to improve society across the globe through philanthropic work. Soros is recognized for his great success as a hedge fund manager, a career that saw him accumulate financial resources that would help him start the organization. Through Open Society, George Soros is estimated to have donated over $12 billion. His funding has mostly supported groups and individuals across the globe fighting for freedom of expression, transparency, responsible government, and societies that promote justice and equality. Those who face discrimination are highly considered in the donation. The organization has its office spread across 37 countries. The current president of Open Society Foundation is Christopher Stone who keeps a relatively low profile. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.

The company has a large footprint worldwide and its budget this year was estimated to be approximately $930 million. Recently, George Soros donated at least $33 million within one year to any group that emboldened activists. This included the Ferguson Movements that hoped to spur civil action. His financial support to this groups is impeccable, for instance, it gave to rise of a combustible movements, which was significant to the extent that it changed a one-day activity in Missouri into a 24- hour-a-day national cause celebrate. The estimated annual expenditures of the Foundations are approximated to be $827 million. The organization was ranked as the second largest private philanthropy budget in the United States. The biggest stake of the expenditure is mostly channeled to defend human rights including the rights of women, drug users, sex workers, and the LGBTQ communities.

About George Soros

George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930. He lived through the Nazi regime of 1944 to 1945, which resulted in the killing of over half a million Hungarians Jews. His own Jewish family was able to survive after they successfully secured false identity papers. They also helped other Jews to conceal their backgrounds to avoid being killed. In 1947, he left Hungary for London where he worked as a part-time porter and as a nightclub waiter. While working, he still attended school at the London School of Economics and later migrated to the United States in 1956. This is where he joined the world of finance and investments. His determination and hard work allowed him to make his fortune. George Soros used the fortune to create Open Society Foundations. The organization reflects the influence on Soros thinking that is based on the concept that no philosophy or ideology is the final arbiter of truth and that societies will only grow when they allow democratic governance and respect for individuals rights. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/

There is a new plan for a new warehouse park in Nashville. This comes after Penattoni Development Co. paid $1.93 million for a piece of land totaling to 44 acres in Brick Church Pike. The new warehouse will be 600,000 square foot and construction for the project dubbed Skyline Distribution Park is expected to begin this month. It will consist of three buildings with completion expected in 2016.
According to Jeff Konieczny, a development manager for the company’s Southeast region, the industrial park will address a deficit of modern warehouse space. He also pointed out that the city is losing a number of its industrial base due to the redevelopment agendas. The benefits of the new facility will be enhanced visibility and access to the highways.
Alston Construction, an integrated contractor arm of Panattoni, will construct the three warehouses. The warehouses at Skyline Distribution Park will consist of 100,000, 125,000, and 375,000 square feet. The leasing agent is JLL with Bo Fulk, a vice president for the commercial real estate company, alongside Jimmy Armstead. According to Fulk, Skyline Distribution Park is excellently positioned to serve Nashville, Tennessee and the entire region.
Penattoni Development Co. is one of the most active players within Nashville, Tennessee with regional offices located in the city. Recently, the property developer completed a 1.1 million square foot of an Under Armour warehouse construction in Mt. Juliet. The company is also finishing the development of 98,000 square foot five-story building on Nashville Music Row. SESAC, the S. Performing rights organization, will be the anchor tenant.
Among the real estate development firms changing the shape of Nashville, Scott Lumley’s Resolve Financials ranks high. Scott Lumley easily qualifies as a serial entrepreneur because of the many successful ventures he runs. Aside from Resolve financials, Lumley has been the president of e-depotonline.com, a wholesale and retail electronic selling site. Additionally, he has been the president of bidFlame.com, an extensive auction site as well as Large Lots, a string retail stores that sell overstock goods
Lumley is an entrepreneur with investments in different lines of business. According to him, there is no successful thing that lasts forever because of the changing consumers and marketplace. Therefore, any entrepreneur has to adapt to the market changes. His success in business begun in 2005 when he invested in a return load that was from a local liquidator at $250. He sold it on eBay and as they say, the rest is history.

Cosmetic surgery is a comprehensive term which encompasses several procedures that are done on several parts of the human body with the intention of improving, or modifying the body’s appearance. In 2014, almost 16 million cosmetic procedures were executed in the United States, including both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Currently, the most popular, or most requested cosmetic procedures are liposuction, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, rhinoplasties, facelifts, and Botox injections. With the advancements in medicine, cosmetic surgeons are able to offer those who would like to change certain aspects of their bodies and faces, straightforward and expeditious options of permanent change to encourage feelings of confidence and a heightened self-image concerning their physical appearance.

Cosmetic surgeons are the brilliant and talented professionals, who make it possible for people to have an improved outlook on their lives through changing their physical appearance with various altering procedures. One cosmetic surgeon in particular is Dr. Jennifer Walden, M.D. Recently, Dr. Walden was included in the prestigious list of America’s 24 best beauty surgeons that appeared in Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Presently living and practicing medicine in Austin, Texas, Dr. Walden trained in New York City with the industry’s best cosmetic surgeons, and established a successful medical practice in Manhattan for eight years before relocating back to her hometown of Austin. Dr. Walden has set up another very successful medical practice, the Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center in Austin. Dr. Walden is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is recognized as a frontrunner in the cosmetic surgery industry, being one of very few women to be a member of the board of directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, for which she is presently serving.

Being the Vice Commissioner of Communications for American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, as well as being a member and a member of the board of directors, Dr. Walden is also a media spokesperson for both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Being very knowledgeable in every aspect of the cosmetic surgery field, Dr. Walden is a very in-demand authority on medical subjects such as: soft tissue injectables, celebrity cosmetic surgeries and procedures, breast implants and augmentation, technological progressions in surgical techniques, mommy makeovers, teenage cosmetic surgeries and procedures, lasers, and noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Walden’s knowledge, experience and skill are in such high demand that her patients really do need to take a number to experience her surgical know-how. In other words, she has a waiting list of patients that are eager to be treated by her, and that waiting list continues to grow.