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Venezuela to Rejoin Kimberly Process

In 2008, Venezuela left the Kimberley Process which is meant to police the mining and sale of conflict diamonds throughout the world. This was due to a push internally to overhaul the countries mining legislation and also in observance that Venezuela only exports a mere 3,000 karats of diamonds a year at the time. Since leaving the Kimberley Process Venezuela has made progressive legislation regarding its mining operations both for a private company or state-owned businesses. Now as reported by local news El Nacional, the South American country seeks to re-enter the Kimberley Process since they are compliant with the rules and guidelines of the organization.
The current chairman of the Kimberley Process, David Osio has stated that he believes Venezuela will be re-admitted as a full member of the organization before the end of his tenure as President. Furthermore, it is widely believed that Venezuela has big plans for its diamond mining sector with Jose Khan indicating that they expect to expand industrial and commercial mining operations of diamonds in the country. This bodes well for Venezuela as they have always been a resource rich country in diamonds, oil, and other materials. The tapping of such resources only benefits the Venezuelan people. The process officially began last Tuesday, May 24th where Jose Khan indicated the countries intentions to rejoin the Kimberley Process.

JustFab Is An Excellent Source Of Summer Clothing

Now that summer is coming around, you very well may be looking for stylish new clothes. You might be looking for shoes, swimwear, shirts, dresses, and other items. Luckily, JustFab has it all. In fact, there are several different companies within JustFab that offer specific types of clothing. Furthermore, it is possible to get new clothes every month from JustFab. This means that if you don’t like what you get at a certain point in time, you will get new clothes the next month. However, very few people do not like what they get. In fact, the reviews of the clothing from JustFab are overwhelmingly positive. This applies to all types of clothing from the company.

If you are interested in shoes, ShoeDazzle has a lot of options for you. ShoeDazzle offers a number of different types of shoes that are great during the summertime. However, it’s not just shoes you can get from ShoeDazzle on http://www.heels.com/shoe-brand/just-fab-shoes. Despite a seemingly shoe centric name, ShoeDazzle also has great picks for summer jewelry and handbags. These items can make great summertime accessories. The ShoeDazzle VIP club is also exceptionally affordable. In fact, you can join it for merely $39.95, and this gets you new shoes each month.

FabKids of JustFab makes a wide range of great summer products for kids. They sell clothes for girls, but they also sell clothes for boys. You can get their clothes for a very affordable price. In fact, they have a deal for your first purchase that is excellent. You can get your first kid’s outfit from FabKids for a mere $9.99. In addition, you can have access to other great deals from FabKids. There also is a VIP club that you can join for FabKids, and there are many great benefits to this.

Fabletics is the third part of JustFab. Fabletics offers a number of different options for clothing. They sell dresses and blouses that are excellent for the summertime. Also, if you are getting new clothes for the summer, it isn’t complete without excellent swimwear. The swimwear is designed to be bright colored with stylish patterns, and they appeal to the interests of those looking for a great summertime outfit. Their prices are also very reasonable. In fact, you can join the Fabletics clothing of the month club for a mere $49.95. Fabletics has also gotten great reviews from those that have gotten the clothing, and this makes it an even better deal.
See: http://www.justfab.com/summer-shop.htm

The different brands within JustFab all offer great options for summer clothing. Additionally, the clothes that are offered from JustFab are all of very high quality. Furthermore, all of the branches of JustFab keep affordability in mind for customers with a variety of different tastes in clothing. 


Charles Koch and Bloomberg Talk Colleges

Charles Koch and former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg published a joint op-ed to university students urging them to uphold free speech and tolerant to independent thought. Controversial ideas are crucial to college education. In the article, they further advised the students to be stop being stifling to free speech and pampering prejudice as it gets in the way of human happiness and progress.

Withdrawal invites of controversial speakers Koch and Bloomberg say it results in a climate of intellectual conformity. This in turn hinders, true learning, debate and also discourages open inquiry. The freedom of expression they said could only exist if the freedom to offend exist.

The shielding of students by colleges has increased to protect them from being offended or causing them any discomfort. Charles Koch and Mr. Bloomberg believes that this intolerance is a barrier to a free democratic society.

The two urged college administrators to look read the University of Chicago Statements on Principles on Free Expression, which upholds the commitment to the First Amendment as a reference point.

Additional Links on Charles Koch:

http://www.marketplace.org/2015/10/21/business/corner-office/full-interview-charles-koch

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/02/koch-brothers-take-on-trump

Newark Looks to New Growth

Many cities across the United States were hit hard when the economy crashed in 2008. Some recovered quickly, others took longer. Newark, NJ, is one city that is definitely on the mend after a tough go of it during the economic meltdown and its aftermath. Today, there is talk of new development in the area, and one project in particular is bringing on extra excitement.

The Beach at South Inlet is a high-end development that is now showing more signs of life, as Shaq O’Neill, who is partnering with veteran real estate developer Wasseem Boraie, is in talks with the Casino Redevelopment Authority to review the project.

The History of The Beach at South Inlet

This project was first proposed in 2013, and the development group received a $30 million loan to proceed. The shakiness of the economy in the area, however, had an impact, as two casinos, The Revel and The Showboat, both closed. Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal was also showing signs of extreme stress at the time as well, and in response to all of that, the CRA decided to pull back on the project.

Now, however, the CRA is considering an extension on the loan to give them time to review the current situation in the area. It’s Boraie’s hope that plans will go forward. In his view, the time is right for a revitalization of the area.

Boraie’s View

Borarie comes to the development with a wealth of experience in real estate. In a recent statement at the Newark CRE Summit, Boraie observed that the city has had a history of putting a lot of money around single developments. Those types of projects are not likely to do all that is needed to revitalize an area, he said. What is really needed is several projects launching all at the same time.

Right now there are at least ten significant building projects underway in the city, and Boraie contends that this breadth of activity will help all of the projects succeed. The other aspect of the conversation is that the economy has come a long way since 2008, and now is the time to really get things moving.

Only time will tell how things pan out with The Beach at South Inlet development, but if Wasseem Boraie has his way, all will go very well.

 

Doe Deere and Lime Crime: A Millennial Match

 

You may not realize it, but you’ve probably seen a unicorn before, in the flesh. That’s because the term “unicorn” is related to the term “unicornis”, which is related to the term “bicornis”. “Uni”, denoting “one”, and “bi”, denoting “two”. “Unicornis” means single-horned, “bicornis” means two-horned. These terms originally described different kinds of rhinoceros over 200 years ago, around the time the King James Bible was published. Since then, the term has grown to mean a horse of white (or black, depending) who has a glorious horn sticking from the middle of his (or her) head. Usually rainbows are involved either in the tail, or the path upon which the unicorn gallops. That’s quite a difference from the “bicornis”/”unicornis” of the past, isn’t it? But then, so are the vibrant shades surrounding the modern unicorn. This ideal is replete with neon shades that have a mental flavor to them whose difference is that between rainbow sherbet and Neapolitan. They’ve both got colors (horns), but one is just so much more vibrant and interesting than the other. And that would be the rainbow sherbet, or the modern incarnation of the unicorn complete with its neon colors and futuristic edge.

It is this difference which defines Doe Deere, a fashionista from New York now working and living in Los Angeles. Originally born in Russia, and sporting a cotton-candy pink hairdo that you can’t miss, it’s Doe Deere‘s prerogative to provide the modern woman with fashion that feels right in the moment. She doesn’t look at cosmetics as a means of covering blemishes or flaws, she looks at it as a means of self-expression.

Her cosmetic line began with several self-made dresses in 2002. These were under the Lime Crime brand, which currently defines her modern cosmetic output. The dresses didn’t quite take off as well as her later cosmetic line would, which may have been the reason her and her husband formed Sky Salt, a band that worked in the Los Angeles area for four years.

By 2008, Doe Deere had found herself enough to found Lime Crime cosmetics. The name comes from one of her favorite shades of green. It’s so vibrant “it ought to be illegal”, says Doe Deere. Colors like that, of a vibrant difference to older colors which is as stratified as that gap between a modern unicorn and a rhinoceros, are what define Lime Crime, and what have endeared the cosmetic line to modern buyers.

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