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Best Business Mind for an Actress. The Winner Is?

Los Angeles (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 list several Hollywood actresses with great business minds and surveys their members on their favorites. Members vote and show their opinions as well as their support for their favorite actress. Here are the top three celebrities.

1. Oprah Winfrey, though known for more things than being an actress, has a net worth of $ 2.9 Billion. She gets 26.27% of votes from our members. Oprah Winfey has a very challenging life. She conquers poverty, abuse and prejudice to become one of the most influential people on the planet. “Oprah is my idol.“ One anonymous female member says.

2. Dina Merrill is an American actress, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist. Her net worth is estimated at $ 5 billion. She stars in Operation Petticoat, the Sundowners and Desk Set. Many young millionaires may not remember her historic career in Hollywood. She receives 23.22% of votes. Most of the comments from MillionaireMatch members say that she is one of the greatest actress in American film history.

3. The very funny Julia Louis-Dreyfus, have you seen her in Veep, is worth an estimated $ 3 billion. She gets 21.98% of votes from MillionaireMatch members. She is the comedian who co-stars in Seinfeld and who headlined The New Adventures of Old Christine. She is also the heir to one of the largest commodities trading and merchandising firms in the world, the Louis Dreyfus Group.

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Dean Jones Is Appointed as Director of Network Development: United States for Newly Announced Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty

Members of the Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty launch team tour commercial property in the Beijing CBD as they seek additional office space.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014

Executives of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty, the first affiliate of the global realty network to open in mainland China, has appointed Dean Jones of Seattle-based Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty as its Director of Network Development for the United States. In this capacity Jones will join other Beijing-based international sales team members to cultivate referral networks throughout the US and will operate from the firm’s new Asia Desk within the Eastside Flagship Branch Office and Connoisseurs of Life Showroom located at 15 Lake Street in downtown Kirkland.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Dean Jones from this strategic US gateway marketplace as we build out our network opportunities in North America,” said Kevin Corbett, CEO of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty. “We remain grateful for his introduction to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC and we share his vision to build a US referral pipeline into mainland China.”

Both Corbett and Jones will attend private ceremonies being held in Beijing this week acknowledging the commencement of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty. The team is also sponsoring the much-anticipated Beijing Luxury Property Show being held at the Legendale Hotel on May 16-18, of which the Beijing affiliate is a gala host and featured exhibitor. These events are expected to draw more than 5,000 highly-qualified homebuyers and members of global media, whereas only 80 exhibitors will be present. For more information visit:

“This appointment and our active participation in events like the Beijing Luxury Property Show have been in development since I first visited China two years ago to explore trends with foreign buyer demand,” says Jones. “We are excited to highlight US lifestyle and investment opportunities while showcasing Pacific Northwest real estate at this pivotal time in the global industry.”

Jones refers to recent decisions by the Canadian government to cancel their popular foreign direct investor program, whereas prospective immigrants could secure residency in Canada in exchange for interest-free loans to the government. That abrupt cancellation effectively returned more than 60,000 applications, mostly from wealthy Chinese nationals, compelling them to seek out alternatives for immigration into North America including the EB-5 program by the USCIS. Meanwhile pundits suggest a rebounding US housing market is gaining favor over the record-high US stock market as investors seek a higher propensity for capital appreciation in real estate and prefer the political and economic stability of the US.

“American real estate has become a new asset class and, increasingly, a preferred financial safe harbor with less volatility than stocks and greater returns than bonds,” adds Jones. “These properties, especially during presale are viewed as a relative bargain compared to other domestic Chinese markets such as Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong. The overseas buying trend has been prevalent for decades in Vancouver, BC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City but more recently a spillover effect of demand has arrived to alternative and emerging markets like the Seattle/Bellevue metro area. It helps too that we now have numerous direct flights into China, a robust international culture and a rise of foreign direct investment. Man overseas interests are discovering our booming market fundamentals.”

In preparation for the events in Beijing, several custom publications have been generated in both English and Mandarin by a collaborative of US-based brokers to compare and contrast featured cities in North America while also presenting recommended listings. These communications have been arrayed on the website

About Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty: As the first affiliate of the global realty network to operate within Mainland China, Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty is led by Plus Investment, Inc. whose principals have been active in domestic and international real estate development and sales as well as vanguards for importing private jets and luxury yachts into China over the past 25 years. With key interests in aviation, travel and hospitality the brokerage firm maintains unique and exclusive marketing platforms in an effort to modernize the domestic real estate industry within China. Visit:

About Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty: As the leading global realty in the Pacific Northwest, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty operates branch offices in downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island and downtown Kirkland. Ranked two years in a row among the “Fastest Growing Private Companies” in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal, the collective of more than 90 brokers proudly represent buyers and sellers of all property types and price points both locally and internationally. Award-winning marketing, extraordinary brokers and a truly global network have combined to generate exceptional sales success one client at a time. Visit:

Editors Notes: For high-resolution photography of the venue or principals referenced above, please contact Andrea Savage at 206.448.5752 or email Andrea.Savage(at)SothebysRealty(dot)com.

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Multi-National Oil Trading Group Goes With Aspect Enterprise Solutions For CTRM Commodities Trade And Risk Platform

(PRWEB) May 19, 2014

The three subsidiaries, Petro Singapore Trading PTE, PS Trading SA and PS Oil PTE, a group of petroleum products and petrochemicals trading companies, has chosen AspectCTRM SE (Standard Edition) from Aspect Enterprise Solutions as its backbone solution for trading and risk. In addition to mainstream trade, risk and operations management functionality the system will also be integrated with the group’s back-office accounting system.

AspectCTRM was first brought to the group’s attention by a team member who had used the solution with a previous firm. Soon it became obvious to senior staff that Aspect’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud-delivered application offered the key tools needed for the global team’s growth.

“From a trading and risk perspective alone AspectCTRM does everything we want and more, and Aspect demonstrated that they were able to deploy and implement their system in a short time, compared with other vendors,” said the group’s CFO. “AspectCTRM is flexible and we were able to engineer an accounting interface with the GIT WinEUR general ledger system relatively quickly.”

Another crucial element in the trading group’s choice of AspectCTRM was the future addition of new functionality. For example, Aspect recently added enhanced functionality for managing product movement by railcar. This is one more step in the continual evolution of the product line according to Aspect’s EMEA director of sales Yags Savania.

“Our aim is to build in the functionality our individual customers need to run their businesses more efficiently, and so continuously improve and expand our systems,” he says. “We also want to leverage the success of more niche back-office and ledger solutions. They are a perfect complement to our own trade and risk management software and we have proven time and time again the ease with which it integrates with third-party systems.”

Petro Singapore PTE Trading, PS Trading SA and PS Oil PTE are involved in physical trading, financing, risk management, oil derivative trading, hedging, storage and transportation with a strong focus on the Caspian, Black and Mediterranean Sea regions.

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NFCC Provides Snapshot of Typical Consumer Seeking Financial Counseling

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014

Mid- year is often a time when many evaluate where they stand financially. To help consumers measure their financial health, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) has provided a picture of the typical consumer who came to an NFCC member agency for financial counseling in 2013, and encourages consumers to use this information as a financial check-up tool, benchmarking their situation against those who self-identified as being in need of financial guidance.

“More than 1.5 million consumers reached out to an NFCC member agency last year for answers and solutions to their financial concerns around debt, housing, budgeting and bankruptcy. Examining their financial profile can provide guidance for others, helping them determine their own level financial wellness,” said Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the NFCC.

Consider some of the red flag characteristics of consumers who sought financial counseling from an NFCC member agency in 2013:

    The number one reason to seek counseling was “poor money management,” eclipsing “reduced income” which had held the top spot since 2009. Why a red flag: An improving economy may put more money in people’s pockets, but if not managed properly, it can still result in financial distress.
    The age of the majority of consumers was fairly evenly divided between 25-54, with young adults in the 25-34 age group leading the way (24%), followed by the 35-44 range (23%), and the 45-54 group (21%). Why a red flag: Financial problems can occur at any stage in a person’s adult life which, if left unaddressed, can begin a negative spiral from which it can be difficult to recover.
    The average household take-home income was $ 35,081, with an unsecured debt of $ 17,548, resulting in an unsecured debt to income ratio .50. Why a red flag: Owing too much relative to your income resulting in a high debt-to-income ratio not only makes it harder to meet all debt obligations, but can hinder future borrowing.
    Consumers seeking help carried an average of 5.7 credit cards. Why a red flag: The number of credit cards a person has is not as important as how they manage them. Whatever the number of cards, maxing out the lines of credit will likely harm a person’s credit score.
“Consumers are smart to contact a trusted organization for financial help,” continued Cunningham. “However, the one mistake many of them have in common is that they wait too long to reach out for assistance. Delaying taking action allows the problem to escalate, often causing financial damage that could have been prevented.”

Consumers who recognize similarities between their situation and those who sought assistance from an NFCC member agency should follow their lead and take action now. To be automatically connected to the office closest to you, dial (800) 388-2227, or for assistance in Spanish call (800) 682-9832. Inquire about the NFCC’s Sharpen Your Financial Focus™ program which has helped tens of thousands of people find solutions to their financial problems. To learn more about what the program has to offer, visit or


The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest serving national nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services. NFCC Members annually help millions of consumers through more than 600 community-based offices nationwide. For free and affordable confidential advice through a reputable NFCC Member, call (800) 388-2227, (en Español (800) 682-9832) or visit Visit us on Facebook:, on Twitter:, on YouTube: and our blog:

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Washington & Moscow Agree that Xtralis VESDA-E is Tops in Fire Protection

VESDA-E VEU Aspirating Smoke Detector

Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB UK) 23 May 2014

Just a few months since launch and unprecedented in the industry, the VESDA-E aspirating smoke detector by Xtralis was honored with prestigious product innovation awards at both the MIPS Moscow International Exhibition, and at GovSec Conference & Expo in Washington, DC. Expert judges on different continents came to the same conclusion, that VESDA-E, offers the best features, innovation, user-friendliness, scalability, and impact on the industry. The awards are the 5th & 6th awards won by Xtralis solutions in the past year alone.

VESDA-E was awarded a Platinum Govie Award, the highest in Fire & Life Safety, at the GovSec Conference & Expo, held May 13 & 14. The Govie honors outstanding safety & security products noted for exceptional suitability for USA government applications. The GovSec Conference & Expo is the USA’s premier event for Government, Homeland Security, and Law Enforcement professionals looking for proven strategies and cost effective technology so they can achieve their mission of protecting critical infrastructures, key assets, and communities across the United States. VESDA-E also recently won for Best Product Innovation — Fire Alarm and Security at the 20th MIPS Moscow International Exhibition, held April 14-17. MIPS Moscow is the largest exhibition for Security and Fire Safety in Eastern Europe and Russia. Award winners are promoted in a Russian governmental list of recommended products. Winning companies can sell directly to equipment installers and end-users in Russia without going through lengthy certification processes.

With two prestigious awards already secured, VESDA-E is also competing for an Australian Good Design Award, given to solutions that provide consumers with a clear indicator of the cornerstones of good design — form, function, quality, safety, sustainability, commerciality, and innovation. Good Design Award winners will be announced on May 28, at a gala event in Sydney, Australia. While current-generation VESDA was considered the benchmark for ASD systems, VESDA-E surpasses that with 15 times greater sensitivity to smoke and double the longevity, with 8% less power consumption. Unique to fire protection, VESDA-E can quickly add remote monitoring, servicing, and detection capabilities with the addition of bolt-on hardware modules called VESDA Stax, including a version of its award-winning ECO gas detection solution. VESDA-E offers innovative & easy setup, configuration, remote monitoring, and connectivity options. A first in the industry, VESDA-E can be enhanced with downloadable software applications, called Xapps, which enable new, on-demand monitoring services. Available immediately are DustTrace, DieselTrace, and WireTrace Xapps, to monitor conditions and enable corrective response to take place before threats escalate. VESDA-E can be remotely and wirelessly monitored & managed using an iVESDA mobile app available on IOS & Android mobile devices. iVESDA mobility provides intelligent situational awareness for local & emergency personnel, vastly improving response time and effectiveness.

“We’re excited about the introduction of the VESDA-E series, and we’re showcasing it to our customers across the USA. VESDA-E offers true innovation in sensitivity to smoke, reliability, and connectivity, and we think this will be a great fire prevention solution for a variety of mission critical applications,” commented Paul Nelson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at ORR Protection Systems, the largest privately-owned safety and fire protection company in the USA. “ORR is known for its culture of innovation, so it’s natural that we partner with Xtralis, a company that consistently delivers innovative & reliable early warning systems for fire prevention,” added Nelson.

Commenting on the MIPS award, Natalia Khazova, CEO of P Pozhtechnika Group said, “the VESDA-E range of products from Xtralis are a great development. The MIPS award is a testimony to the unique propositions that VESDA-E delivers to the market and enables unique access to the Russian market. This will help us in immediately start promoting VESDA-E in the Russian market.” Pozhtechnika Group is a certified Xtralis channel partner in Moscow, Russia.

“These two prestigious awards, coming just a few months since the VESDA-E launch, are proof of the quality, innovation, and market impact that are hallmarks of Xtralis,” remarked Richard Taylor, Senior Vice President — Xtralis Fire Business. “While these awards solidify our reputation for making the best products, it’s really our customers and their loyalty that validates our approach to developing the world’s best safety and security solutions. We’re seeing great demand for VESDA-E and expect it to be our flagship product for many years,” Taylor added.

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Miami VA to Host 4th Annual VA2K and Veteran Resource Fair

Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2014

The Miami VA Healthcare System is proud to host the 4th annual VA2K Walk and Roll May 21 at noon to support homeless Veterans and help local Veterans make the transition to civilian life. The Miami VA will host two simultaneous events in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center at 1201 NW 16th St. in Miami and at the William “Bill” Kling VA Clinic at 9800 West Commercial Blvd. in Sunrise, FL.

This is a free event for the community, however we are accepting donations for the VA Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program in South Florida.

In addition to the VA2K walk and roll, the Miami location will also be hosting a Veterans resource fair with Career Source South Florida, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs and the Miami Vet Center available to help Veterans successfully transition to civilian life – no matter how long it’s been since they were in the military.

Pre-registration is not required and those interested in participating should plan to arrive at 11:30 a.m. Parking is limited in the hospital district so participants are encouraged to carpool or take mass transit. For additional information and more event details, please contact the local VA2K coordinator, Eileen Broton at (305) 575-7000 extension 4124.

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