June2016

Stephan P. Murray Left a Major Void in the World of Philanthropy

Stephen P. Murray, a world renowned private equity investor, was also a philanthropist who felt it was important to give back for the some of the goodness he received in life. He was as committed to the organizations he supported as he was to his family and career.

In addition to being a mover and shaker at CCMP and several other companies that preceded CCMP he served on the board of directions of several high profile companies including Octagon Credit Investors, Ollies Bargain Outlet, Inforgroup, Inc., LHP Hospital Group and Crestcom International.

His greatest passion in life was his commitment to his philanthropic endeavors which he pursued with a zest and drive not recognized in a lot of people. His personal philosophy was to help others and pass on some of the goodness he received during his lifetime.

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital support of organizations such as the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Boston College and Columbia Business School, Make A Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Stamford Museum. He not only supported these organizations financially, but felt it important to be involved personally. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital:  https://www.crunchbase.com/person/stephen-p-murray#/entity

It would have been easy to write a check and call it a day, but he decided it was important to meet some of the recipients to offer advice, encouragement and let them know the community at large cares.

It was his philanthropic spirit that often led the way during his life giving him a solid foundation for all aspects of his life and his endeavors. He led by example and instilled in his family and co-workers the importance of giving back and providing opportunities for others.

For every gift received he felt it important to give back two. He was a man of great wisdom and understanding and those two attributes served him well through the tears.

In March of 2015, Mr. Stephan P. Murray passed away at the age of 52. The world lost a man of vision and compassion and the world of philanthropy lost one of its greatest contributors.

Mr. Murray left an indelible mark on the private equity industry as well as his community and those that knew him were very blessed.

An Evangelicals Review: Donald Trump’s Online Reputation

Evangelicals are a major voting block in the United States. The Republican party in particular has a strong evangelical membership that often has a major say in determining who the Republican nominee for president will be. This year the Republican nominee is Donald Trump. A major reason why Trump has been able to clinch the Republican nominee without the need for a convention has been the positive online reputation review he has with many evangelicals.

Why have many evangelicals backed Donald Trump? Mr. Trump has a reputation of being honest and doing what is best for the country. Many evangelicals are willing to overlook Trump’s brashness and outspokenness right now because they believe that the United States now needs a strong leader to guide it in the right direction. Enter Donald Trump in the narrative who has a reputation for strong leadership. The consensus of evangelicals now is less about social issues and more about political and economic issues that they believe someone with a reputation like Donald Trump can best solve. It will be interesting to see in the coming months if Trump decides to go with an online reputation company like Five Blocks to help clean up his name.

On the other hand, not all evangelicals are on board with Donald Trump being the nominee of the Republican party. His reputation as somewhat of a strongman and bully has led <a href=”http://www.inquisitr.com/3164196/donald-trump-christian-leaders-to-seek-common-cause-but-at-what-cost-christian-columnist-asks/”>some evangelicals to question if he is suitable to president</a>. However, the number of Evangelicals opposed to Trump is very small. The great majority of evangelicals are firmly behind trump even if he does not espouse their moral or religious views. Healing the country comes first, then come social and religious issues.

Online Dating: Skout, No Lookup Hook-ups?

Is Skout really the top trending social networking app for dating? Today, traditional dating scene presents a host of challenges. Even if relationship seekers want nothing but an amicable friendship, it’s a trying occupation. I’ve encountered my fair share of disappointment and unhealthy dating experiences. While I’m not a fan of the cruel lessons it’s taught me, I’m also acknowledging that it’s steered me in the right direction. Online dating gives me a greater sense of control over relationships. What’s more, it extends a convenience that the traditional dating scene doesn’t. With Skout, building friendships couldn’t be any safer and easier. Chiefly, it’s a location-based community that encourages friend finder relationships and casual chats, although it’s become a virtual utopia for meaningful matchmaker dating lately. Of course, Skout members usually start out as friends before building long-term relationships.

Skout extends an official in-browser platform. Additionally, members can download Skout for iOS and Android. The mainstream services of Skout is to discover friends nearby, connect and share photos. Got Facebook? Skout allows Facebook sign-up for a frustration-free registration. What’s more, traditional profile creation requires minimal effort and basic information. The home screen simply displays a grid of potential friends nearby. It allows admirable gestures such as sending a wink, chat invite or virtual gift to engage a stranger. Skout alerts members when someone added as a favorite comes online. What about unwelcomed friendships? Skout “report and block them” commands take the frustration out of communication.

“Shake-to-chat” lets me invite random strangers to chat. With the “Buzz” command, I can read social feeds that show recent activities of either favorite profiles, local connections or friends. “Look-at-me” redeems accrued points to increase user visibility through a bidding system. Skout offers a paid and free subscription, but many activities require points using an in-app currency. Members can earn redeemable points from participating in certain activities or making in-app purchases. Christian Wiklund, Skout’s chief executive looks to stepped social networking engagements with the recent acquisition of Nixter. The nightlife events social networking platform let party seekers discover upcoming engagements, purchase tickets, arrange VIP accommodations or explore guest appearances. While the two will operate independently, Wiklund looks to complement Skout experiences with Nixter energetic nightlife solutions.

Portia Kersten, Skout CFO (Chief Financial Officer) joined the HuffPost Business magazine team last spring for an interview. The influential female executive spoke at length about her position at Skout and how she balances both worlds. Today, Skout runs the largest social networking community bringing new friends together. Its operation extends to a global audience, although it initially targeted U.S.-based connections.

Learn more:

https://www.androidpit.com/app/com.skout.android

https://www.linkedin.com/company/skout

Racist Remarks by George Gascon

George Gascon is being accused of making racist remarks while he was police chief in San Francisco. He is now the District Attorney. While he was police chief, he talked about the minority groups in the city while conversing with members of the Police Officers Association. There were also text messages exchanged where Gascon discussed minorities. When Gascon was police chief, he promoted very few people who were in minority groups, especially African Americans.

In today’s society, there are still people who feel that minorities receive more than they should, but it’s not a reason to dislike them. An official in the city who leads others is a person who should be supportive of every race as he is sworn to serve and protect. He is not sworn to divide the city based on race or exchange racist comments with union leaders and other officers. If there were others talking about different races, then they would probably face some kind of persecution in the form of members of the race beating someone or making sure their voices are heard in regards to their opinions. These are the actions that lead to murders. Police officers shouldn’t be the ones who start the conversations that lead to murders and other crimes that relate to African Americans and other races. He should be a man who leads by example. If he is leading by making racist remarks, then it’s no wonder others are leading the same lives and making the lives of minorities miserable.

 

Find out more about George Gascon:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Ex-police-union-leader-s-explosive-charge-6864230.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7YMtRac89k

Fabletics Is A Great Place To Buy Clothes

Fabletics talked to Marie Claire on http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/news/a19566/kate-hudson-fabletics-interview/, and they shared their information about their brand. Fabletics sort of touched off the athleisure craze, and now everyone is wearing what Fabletics started with. Kate Hudson was the person who decided it was time to dress in athleisure, and she created Fabletics that is for busy moms and women who are on a schedule.

There are a lot of people who can try out the full Wikipedia article for the first time when they subscribe, and they will have the clothes that they need to get ready every day. There are some things that women need to do to find all the kinds of that they need to be successful. They need to get dressed fast, and their clothes still need to look good. These women will have something to toss on every day, and they will love that they can get dressed fast.

Women who want to make sure that they have the best clothes will find out that they can get the right colors and styles for their bodies. They can easily get dressed in the morning, and they will look stunning even if they are in something simple like tights and a nice top just using Fabletics clothes. They can change around their clothes as much as they want, and they will be able to use the clothes to get into the gym and get their burn.

Someone who wants to have the best clothes to wear around town does not have to spend all their time looking for specific brands. These brands will be much harder to do, but they will be able to have Fabletics in their closet filling out their wardrobe. The women who are very concerned about how they will look can go with Fabletics because it makes them look great and feel great. These clothes are easy to buy, and the vision for the company makes it such that any woman benefits when they are buying the brand.
 Read more at http://www.bustle.com/articles/152273-when-is-fabletics-swimwear-coming-out-start-planning-for-the-beach-now-photos