Bob Reina has decided to stop adopting stray animals. He will be donating over a million dollars to animal causes but is mostly certain he will not be having anymore pets living in his home. The pet hair from his eleven cats and dogs requires two full-time housekeepers. He has three basset hounds, Stormy, Blue Bell and Presley. After the pup lost a leg due to the attack of an alligator, he rescued Reina. Sport is a Labrador mix Bob Reina thinks looks like a giraffe. He also has five rescued and stray cats named Lucky, Madison, Chance, Mystery and Scrappy. Bob Reina has always loved animals.
In the past, Bob Reina served Hillsborough County as a deputy sheriff. His ability to donate to animals came from his founding of Talk Fusion, a small technology company. This year, he donated $250,000 to Tampa Bay’s Humane Society at their annual gala. He is following his generosity with another $750,000. This will enable the society to offer low-cost veterinary services. People previously unable to afford checkups, neuter and spay services, shot and diagnostic tests for their pets will be able to do so. In the past, he has paid the vet bills for numerous families. His love of animals knows no bounds.
Bob Reina firmly believes success brings much greater responsibilities. This idea has become part of the basic culture of Talk Fusion. The company sees the idea as part of their corporate DNA, and everything they do is driven by this concept. They provide help as both a company and as individuals. With Bob Reina’s guidance, the company is always looking for new ways to do more and help more. Their motivation appears endless. Learn more: http://blog.talkfusion.com/founder-ceo-bob-reinas-birthday-surprise/
The impact of Bob Reina as an influencer and a leader has already had an amazing impact on the world. He has saved the lives of countless animals, donated $1 million to Tampa Bay’s Humane Society and generously supported an orphanage in Indonesia. His vision has changed lives directly through actions, and his actions are repeated by both his Independent Associates and his company in over 140 countries to date.
It has recently come to the light that there was Russian interference indirectly in the United States Presidential Election in 2016. It has been confirmed that a Russian firm that has ties with Kremlin did purchase Facebook Ads for around $100,000 that were politically motivated and were intended to influence the public. Such an attempt from a foreign firm has shown vulnerable, and susceptible the United States election machinery is to foreign influence.
It is primarily due to the election campaign finance rules that allow the companies and the individuals to pour in as much money as they’d want in the election. It would make it difficult for the election commission to track where the money is coming from and which foreign entities are influencing the government formation process. It can be of great harm to the nation if the government is formed that does not have total control and is under the influence of the foreign powers.
The 2010 case in Supreme Court is pertaining to F.E.C. Vs. Citizens United, it was decided by the Supreme Court that endless amount of money can flow in the election campaigns. It is a decision that has completely changed how the election functions and is designed today. The elections have become more of a money-raising campaign than a contest among the individuals to build a better nation together.
When big money enters the election campaigns through the wealthy corporations and individuals, it is natural for the politicians to be influenced. It would make it difficult for the politicians to take the decisions in the interest of the nation or its people always going against the interest of the corporations and organizations who funded their elections. In the long run, such a campaign finance rule can be disastrous for the country.
End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee that was formed in the March 2015 to fight against and end the Supreme’s Court Decision in 2010, regarding campaign funding. End Citizen United aims to spread awareness about the hazards of such campaign finance rules that can potentially make the country a puppet of big corporations and even foreign entities. End Citizens United runs on the money donated by the general population of the country and aims to back the politicians who feel that this campaign finance rule needs to change. The movement started by End Citizens United has been growing consistently since it started and had been gaining a lot of support.
Designed by an international team based in New York City, Aquaweb is a product that aims to help urban food growers collect, filter and store moisture with a modular water sourcing and management system. What this mean is that Aquaweb helps distributes water it collects for greenhouses and vertical farms to save energy and to be undisturbed by outside elements. This product was in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge competition and was awarded the $100,000 prize money to help crowd source the idea. Where as Aquaweb was inspired by a butterfly’s wings to absorb and capture moisture and light, Josh Smith’s smart greenhouse is inspired by convenience. Another innovative product is taking shape across the country in Reno, Nevada.
Josh Smith’s Modular Greenhouses allows even someone who has never gardened to be able to grow their own delicious organic food with just the use of a simple app. The smart app allows step by step surveillance through cameras and management of seeds to harvest. All this app needs is WiFi and one can manage their garden anytime and anywhere. Greenhouses are easy to setup with their quick assembly design. The greenhouse is simply panels that can be folded out and made secure with a few screws. Quality is not lost with the aluminum material that can withstand a category 4 hurricane if built for outside use.
Josh Smith is the founder and CEO of Modular Greenhouses who studied at the University of Nevada, Reno. With 15 years of star-up experience, Smith has successfully launched 3 startups in areas such as Health and Wellness, Home & Garden, and Biotechnology. Smith believes that it is a travesty that children are mostly eating junk food in their developmental years of their childhood. He hopes that by making gardening easier and accessible, this will help remedy this issue. Josh Smith’s Reno-based Modular Greenhouse can be backed at his Kickstarter.
Stock options have been losing their spot on the priority lists of many corporations. They have become unattractive due to a number of reasons. According to these corporations, the stock options do not favor their saving plans. They have therefore resorted to removing them so that they can save more. Although this is the reason that has been propagated by these organization, according to a corporate lawyer on workers compensation Jeremy Goldstein, these corporations have other reasons than the ones they are giving. These are three reasons as to why stock options are losing their place in corporations.
One, the stock option can drop their value in a big way such that it is impossible for the workers to exercise them. When such a situation happens, the corporation is still expected to file all the expenses involved when the stock value drops. The ultimate result is that the stockholders will be affected. The workers will be subjected to something called option overhang. This is not a good thing for a company since it may taint its image to the outside world.
Two, employees nowadays view them as a gamble. No one is sure of their value. With the economic downturns that are being experienced lately, stock options can easily become worthless. Many employees, therefore, choose to avoid them for uncertainty reasons.
Thirdly, many accounting burdens are associated with stock options both for the corporations and the employees.