On December 30, 2015, President of U.S. Money Reserve, Philip Diehl, appeared on CNBC’s morning Squawk Box. The discussion that day was our beloved “penny.” It is felt that the expense of producing the penny outweighs its use. Diehl claims that the penny is not used anymore.

In other words, the old saying, “A penny for your thoughts” will have to be rewritten. The price for our thoughts has just gone up .04 cents per “thought”. It will have to be changed to “A nickel for your thoughts.” Somehow it loses something as the price increases.

Diehl claims that if you bend down to pick up a penny on the street today, you are getting paid less than minimum wage. Economists believe that by removing the penny from circulation will distort prices and possibly press inflation. Diehl contends that 25% of purchases are cash-based, and approximately 75% of purchases are done electronically. Therefore, very few purchases are affected by the elimination of a penny. Diehl also feels that businesses would round-down their prices. This statement can only be proven if and when we say “good-bye to the penny.” Many shoppers feel the sellers would round-up the product price, rather than round-down.

The savings to the American people when the coin is eliminated is $105 million dollars annually. The penny was once made of copper, but today the formula for this coin is 97.5 percent zinc. The penny blanks are outsourced, and of course, the actual stamping of the pennies are stamped by the United States Mint. It will be interesting to hear what will happen to all the jars and piggy banks full of pennies all over America? Containers full of pennies sitting in closets, collecting dust in the basements of homes?

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In April 2011, Ricardo Annes Guimarães, a Brazilian entrepreneur and the President of Banco BMG was awarded with a diploma of Merit from the City Council after it was requested by Councilman Daniel Nepomuceno. The ceremony was opened by the Speaker of the House, Leo Bourgeois who later handed over to the chair. The Councilman Daniel Nepomuceno said they recognized the role the President of BMG has played in supporting and investing in sports activities in Brazil. On the other hand, Leo Bourgeois remembered that Guimarães was honored and awarded the Grand Collar of the Legislative Merit in 2004. According to him, it was an avenue that his House used to honor the entrepreneur focusing on his individual potential.
The member of the legislature further stressed the role Guimarães has played in supporting sports activities and especially when he was the president of Atletico Mineiro team between 2001 and 2006. During that time, the executive of BMG facilitated the construction of a training center known as “Roosters” which is regarded as the best equipped facility in Brazil. Another government officer present at the occasion was Fred Costa, the State Representative, who acknowledged that Guimarães had a broad curriculum not only in football, but also other sports like tennis, volleyball and gymnastic.
Costa said the sponsorship had largely contributed to the development of socio-economic activities in Brazil. The MP further noted that Ricardo Guimarães of BMG had also invested in the healthcare sector at Whale Hospital. The Deputy Governor was also present and thanked the entrepreneur and stressed that he deserved it. Ricardo accepted the honor and thanked the Councilman Nepomuceno, and also stressed that Belo Horizonte is his homeland. He said it’s a great honor to keep the culture that his grandfather started way back when he started BMG. Additional info about the honor can be found on cmbh.mg.gov.br.
Ricardo Guimarães’ take on sports in Denmark
According to Ricardo Guimarães of BMG, Denmark is one of the countries that largely support children involvement in sports activities. In a report that was released on GloboEsporte.com, Ricardo explains that more than 86 percent of children are involved in sports activities. Despite the huge investment the country has invested in sports activities, it is not interested in hosting major championships like the Olympic, reports Guimarães.
Demark has about 11,000 sports federations and 1,600 football clubs and many more handball teams. Guimarães says that the Danish government has set $1 million as saving for every child born, in respect to health, education and also sports. The executive reports that Brazilian children are introduced to balls at their feet while in Denmark they grow with balls in their hands. Additional information is found on ricardoguimaraesbmg.com.

Brian Torchin is a very experienced healthcare veteran and entrepreneur in the healthcare field. He started out as a chiropractic physician and through efficient business practices created a medical staffing company for the medical offices looking for qualified employees. His company offers to staff for not only the chiropractic fields but physical therapy and other jobs related to the medical field. HCRC not only provides qualified staff, but they also counsel and help place potential candidates in order to make the most of their efforts and find people jobs that they will love.

Brian Torchin is focused on providing his customers with services that they need with excellent staffing. He has a successful business model and always strives to achieve customer and employee satisfaction. His commitment to running an efficient and effective business while maintaining great communication all around is his ultimate goal. He has around two hundred clients that vary from urgent care centers to hospitals in the United States, Australia, Europe, Canada, and Asia. His About.me bio shows that Torchin is a very busy business man however, he manages to make himself available to anyone with any questions about the company or it’s practices and also maintains the company blog on a regular basis. He posts everything from in-depth articles to top ten and company information. Brian Torchin has a wonderful work ethic and it shows in the success of his medical staffing business. There are many satisfied accounts and the list keep growing. He realizes that staffing is a complex process that requires attention to detail as well a good business practices. Without one aspect you can not succeed in the other. Providing great employees is a process that he takes pride in and he is focused on giving quality and performance when providing health service workers. His future in this field looks very bright, follow him on Google + for further information.

Bernado Chua has a reputation as one of the top names in the direct sales industry. Chua focused his time and efforts into tea, coffee, and other products to introduce people worldwide to ganoderma. Chua has produced many successful business ventures, most notably Organo Gold.

Organo Gold was founded in 2008 in Richmond, British Columbia. Chua saw the demand to create a company that could take the ganoderma lucidum products to a higher status. After noticing the success ganoderma products have in Asia, Chua wanted to expand into the Western World. Organo Gold has a million distributors around the globe. This has allowed Organo Gold products to spread to over 35 countries. Chua is always looking for ways to improve and grow. That has allowed Organo Gold to stay ahead of the competition and expand into new territories.

Chua believes that Organo Gold’s location in Canada, a country that has a reputation for having very strict laws concerning products or businesses, gives customers comfort. All products are tested before being distributed to eliminate any risks. Chua loves educating people about the products. Chua believes that this helps forge a better relationship with consumers and distributors. Organo Gold’s products are designed to help suit many different lifestyles. The products are designed with ancient Chinese herbal remedies that have been used for centuries. The company’s vision is to help people improve their quality of living through reaching new heights of prosperity and wellness.

Organo Gold is a corporate sponsor of the OG Cares Foundation, a non profit organization that is helping to build new leaders of tomorrow by helping young people throughout the World. Organo Gold has also started a partnership with the Napolean Hill Foundation. Organo Gold credits the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill for some of their success. The Napoleon Hill Foundation also agreed that Organo Gold would benefit from the principles in the book, so through this new partnership Organo Gold is donating all proceeds from the sales of the Collector’s Edition of Think and Grow Rich to the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

Organo Gold’s overall success is built on the principles of unity, loyalty, and edification. Famous sponsors of Organo Gold include boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and golfing champion Greg Norman.  Bernie has more information about where the company is going next, on Twitter.

The second movie in the Magic Mike franchise is another hit from film producer and screenwriter Reid Carolin. After grossing just under $120 million on a budget of merely $14 million, it seems like most Hollywood studios would agree with that sentiment. But is the franchise’s continued success a result of just Carolin? Absolutely not! The movie’s casting was done by Carmen Cuba, would absolutely deserves just as much acclaim.

Not only did Carmen secure Channing Tatum’s return, she also signed big-name comedian Gabriel Iglesias and award-winning actress Elizabeth Banks. All three played their roles phenomenally – Channing continues to impress as the titular character, “Magic Mike.” Gabriel Iglesias returns as Tobias, a funny, larger than life frozen yogurt truck driver whose character gets into all sorts of drug-related antics. Award-winning actress Elizabeth Banks joins the cast too, immediately following her portrayal of Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games series.

It is not always the big signings that define the casting – Carmen brings great talent to the film through her signing of Crystal Hunt to play Lauren. Although a fairly niche role, Crystal portrays her Myrtle Beach goer character fantastically, as her acting lineage would certainly suggest.

Crystal has acted in a litany of acclaimed soap operas throughout her career, from Guiding Light to One Life to Live. In the former, she played the long-running character Lizzie Spaudling for three years. IMDb shows that she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy and recognized by Soap Opera Digest as a result of her consistently outstanding performance. She followed one successful soap up with another, played bad girl Stacy Morasco in One Life to Live., which won four daytime Emmys during her tenure.

Crystal definitely proved in Magic Mike XXL that she is not defined by her successful soap opera career, but she has sought to do more in her film career, highlighted by her work in an upcoming Bev Land film. Dubbed Talbot County, Crystal is given producer credit for the tribute to Hitchockian horror that is currently in post production.  Crystal can be found on Instagram, as well as her CrunchBase profile which has more information.

So who is responsible for Magic Mike XXL’s success, exactly? Though Reid Carolin certainly deserves credit, it is highly unlike he could have achieved much without the head of casting, Carmen Cuba. Only an elite few can bring in such a diverse, critically-acclaimed, and experienced cast.


Billionaire financial guru George Soros recently dusted off his crystal ball, peered deep inside its dark interior and predicted it looked like 2008 all over again. In his view, global markets are facing a renewed crisis similar to the financial collapse of 2008, and investors need to be very cautious. In other words, it’s déjà vu all over again.

Soros was speaking at an economic forum in Sri Lanka last week when he made his dire prediction. The first week of 2016 mirrored his words as global currency, stock and commodity markets were all trending downward. China especially was showing weakness in any sustained growth looking forward. Its sinking yuan currency only added to the concern about the strength of the world’s second largest economy.

To those who have forgotten, on April 11, 2008, Soros was quoted in the New York Times as saying. “I consider this the biggest financial crisis of my lifetime, a ‘superbubble’ that has been swelling for a quarter of a century is finally bursting.” He proved correct when the global economy did collapse later that year, triggering years of depressions and the loss of jobs among the world’s most developed countries.

Now, nearly 8 years later, Soros is warning the world that the bubble could burst again as Chinas shifts away from investment and manufacturing toward consumption and services. On Wednesday, Jan 6 of this year, nearly $2.5 trillion was wiped from the slate of global equities. Loses deepened the next day across the Asia and China was forced to halt stock trading in the middle of the day.

This isn’t the first time since the 2008 call that Soros has voiced his concern about the global economy. Speaking to a panel in Washington D.C. on September 2011, he warned the Greece-born European debt crunch was even more serious than the crisis of 2008. Only drastic action by Greece and the EU members averted a total collapse of the Greek economy.

The World Bank has taken note of the problem and cuts its forecast for 2016 global growth from 3.3%t to 2.9%. The US manufacturing ISM indicator is below the crucial 50 level at 48.2. A fall below the 45 would indicate a pending recession. China’s manufacturing PMI has fallen to the same U.S. level over the past year as the result of sluggish world trade. In short, as China turns inward as a consumer nation, the world can no longer look to the Asian economic powerhouse to fund and support their economies.

China’s Communist Party has pledged to gradually dismantle the capital controls that artificially oversee their markets and cause wide fluctuations and panic in their stock markets. Even after the People’s Bank of China cut interest rates to record lows, Chinese authorities continued to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy.
Soros is not the only one forecasting a rocky road ahead for 2016 but his record of spot-on predictions that went against conventional thinking in the past has the world listening to him with a much sharper ear.