Michael Zomber Sheds Light on His Interest in Oriental Culture


After spending decades collecting samurai weapons, Michael Zomber finally decided to write books about Japanese traditions. In 2009, Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan and Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai were published in electronic format and paperback. Both of these novels reflect Zomber’s deep passion for Japanese history. In 2010, Michael Zomber provided some thoughtful insights on these books via a podcast that was released on the iUniverse website.

In addition to writing novels about the Far East, Michael Zomber has also produced some multimedia works about such a region of the world. The Soul of the Samurai was one of the earliest films produced under his own independent studio called Renascent Films. Zomber’s wife has provided plenty of technical assistance and other support for a successful release of this documentary. Another key figure who played a vital role in the production of the Soul of the Samurai was Kensho Furuya, a Zen Buddhist who led the Aikido Center in Los Angeles, CA. As a guru on samurai customs, Kensho Furuya gave Zomber plenty of details on Bushido. Sadly, this expert on Japanese history passed away during the production of the documentary. Therefore, Michael Zomber dedicated the film to his good friend who provided so much helpful information.

Michael Zomber spent his early childhood as a Boy Scout in rural Pennsylvania. One of his most memorable adventures as a kid was a stop at a historic general store that displayed a Springfield model 1873 rifle. The young Zomber was absolutely drawn to this firearm that was issued by the United States military throughout the 19th century. As an adult, Zomber has collected many antique American guns, pistols, rifles and shotguns. One of his most famous possessions is a pistol that was handled by the great George Washington during the American Revolution.

As a married man with two children, Zomber decided to settle down not too far away from his childhood roots. He surely appreciates the rich military heritage that Pennsylvania has to offer for anyone who’s interested in antique American weapons.


Dental Sleep Masters Finds Success In Combating Sleep Apnea

Dr. Avi Weisfogel, the founder of Dental Sleep Masters, has developed a new set of procedures and precautionary measures to address the growing epidemic of sleep apnea in the United States. Research has shown that there is a strong correlation between sleep apnea and a person’s susceptibility to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and strokes. It is for this reason that Dr. Avi Weisfogel has dedicated so many resources to combating sleep apnea and helping physicians properly address its root causes and symptoms.

One of the primary concerns for Dr. Avi Weisfogel and Dental Sleep Masters to address was the inefficiency of the current diagnosis system. As it currently stands, roughly 90% of all people afflicted with sleep apnea remain undiagnosed. By developing a new care model that includes sleep physicians, Dental Sleep Masters hopes to develop a superior system that gets people the help they need, before they need it in an emergency.

As for Dr. Avi Weisfogel, he has built up a considerable reputation for being a leader in the field of sleep disorders. While working as a dentist, Dr. Avi Weisfogel earned considerable acclaim from his customers for approaching dental care in a unique and caring way. During his time as a dentist, Dr. Avi Weisfogel also branched out into the study of sleep treatment and sleep disorders. While studying this field, Dr. Avi Weisfogel focused on finding the connection between dental work and sleep disorders.

By providing dentists with considerable insight into how their work can affect patients, Dr. Avi Weisfogel hopes that he can help prepare both dentists and patients alike and help them better address rising concerns over issues like sleep apnea. Equipped with a bachelor’s degree in both biology and psychology, as well as a doctorate of dental surgery, it’s clear that there are few things in the realm of either sleep or dentistry that Dr. Avi Weisfogel isn’t already familiar with. With the success of his organization, Dental Sleep Masters, it’s clear that his work will continue to have a positive impact on people suffering from sleep disorders for many years to come.

Toys for Boys Throws a Summer Party for the Ages

Danilo Diaz Granados is an extremely successful businessperson. Over his career, Danilo Diaz Granados has founded several successful businesses each one more successful than the last. One of Danilo’s most recent ventures is Toys for Boys. Toys for Boys is a store specially designed for upper-class men. The store stocks everything that one needs for a luxurious lifestyle. The place stocks everything from exotic automobiles to fine watches. Toys for Boys has become extremely popular throughout Miami. One reason why the company is so successful is their willingness to throw high-class parties.

Recently, Danilo Diaz Granados threw a major party, that was covered by PR Newswire. This amazing event attracted affluent guests from throughout the Miami area. The event featured some of the best cuisines in the Miami area. Danilo also insisted on offering their guests helicopter rides and time at the racetrack. Bottles of Dom Perignon were passed out throughout the night, and there was even a boat ride at sunset. This was the event of the Summer, but it was just par for the course for Danilo.

Danilo Diaz Granados knows that establishing a luxury brand requires a commitment to high-quality experiences. People are very willing to spend money on great experiences, and Danilo wants to offer people a once-in-a-lifetime experience at every event. Men in Miami deserve the highest quality luxury goods, and Danilo is more than willing to offer these products.

The Summer party was unlike anything ever seen in Miami. Hand-selected guests were invited to a private breakfast before the party started. The breakfast took place at the One Thousand Museum sales center. This wonderful event gave people an opportunity to preview a new luxury residential building in the heart of Miami.

Granados knows that Miami has a lot to offer and he wants to show the city off. His goal with every event is to give guests a chance to connect with entertainment, art, and cuisine that shows off Miami’s extravagant style. He knows the latest party accomplished that, and he is already planning the next.

Men in Miami deserve the highest quality experiences and Toys for Boys is eager to offer these experiences.  Check out Danilo on Facebook for more coverage.

New York City’s Biggest Real Estate Deals This Year

The New York City real estate industry is one of the most active with ground-breaking projects coming up each day. Let’s look at some of the most recent biggest deals in NYC luxury real estate.

After two years of a comprehensive study, the Department of City Planning finally authorized a proposal to allow towers in East Midtown. The project, which is branded “East Midtown Rezoning,” will have invaluable benefits to the obsolete 57-bock district after over 50 years of construction restrictions in the area. Construction has also resumed in Grand Terminal controlled by SL Green after delays.

A new project meant to provide office spaces for Midtown and Downtown marketers is almost complete. The project, which is owned by 28 Liberty, will provide over one million square feet for grabs. Recent developments also reveal that real estate mogul Larry Silverstein is planning to build another World Trade Center tower to expand his legacy.

In what seems to be another game-changing attempt in NYC luxury real estate landscape, Related Cos. will launch a $ 200 million monumental project. The structure will include a selection of restaurants and is expected to change the appearance of Hudson Yards. Other big projects include Douglas Durst’s company deal to develop 1800 Park Avenue and MTA’s $4.5 billion project to expand the Q line.

Another company that is not left behind when it comes to NYC luxury real estate is Town Residential. The company has made remarkable achievements spanning five years since its inception. Town Residential offers a wide range of services including commercial development, leases, property management, marketing and residential sales. The company’s excellent track record is something to admire. It deserves the bragging rights for its hundreds of thousands of clients and a large portfolio of real estate investments spread across the city.

At the height of Town Residential’s success is a team of qualified individuals who got the skills and the expertise to offer real estate solutions to clients. The company’s quality customer service is unmatched. Its level of professionalism characterized by a winning mentality is unrivaled. With these qualities, the Town Residential’s future as a NYC luxury real estate service provider is quite bright.

Town Residential Simplifies the Process of Acquiring Residential Properties in New York

New York City is one of the most accomplished and busiest cities across the globe. It is full of fine food, fantastic sights, and endless activities to carry out. However, it is also a city of inflated price and scarce apartments. If you decide to settle in New York, getting a home to either rent or buy can prove to be an arduous task. The solution is to seek professional help so that you get real estate in a simple and smooth way.

Town Residential is an authority in the New York’s real estate industry. It has an exhilarating foundation and perfect execution of excellent customer services by an unrivaled team of representatives. The firm focuses on luxury residential services ranging from sales, marketing, leasing, to property development. Andrew Heiberger launched the company in 2010, and it has a team of professionals who identify perfect residential homes on behalf clients. They specialize in connecting seller to prospective buyers of real estate properties.

Buyer’s Guide

Town Residential avails a buyer’s guide to buyers of properties in the New York. The guide will assist a client to view numerous properties available for sale in the New York’s real estate market. It will help them to navigate the shifts and recessions associated with the market. The aim of Town Residential is to help clients complete the buying process faster and without any hitches.

Seller’s Guide

Town offers a comprehensive seller’s guide comprised of current prices of residential properties and expert advice on the ideal price. The guide helps the sellers to implement exceptional marketing strategies that will attract more prospective buyers to their properties. Through advertising, sellers can reach out to more potential buyers and increase the chances of selling their houses. Therefore, this guide offers the seller with an easy and efficient way of selling their properties.

Renting an apartment

In less than a decade, Town Residential has formed alliances with property owners and other real estate firms in New York. Thus, getting a residential real estate or an apartment is easier for the company. Its employees conduct intensive research and identify vacant apartments that suit the clients’ lifestyle needs and preferences. Therefore, the company can make the process of renting apartment simple and stress-free.

Town Residential has remained committed to its mission of offering exceptional services since inception. Its winning formula and outstanding culture have brought the company many of its awards and recognition.


Class Dojo Opens the Classroom to Parents

In the past, parents have had limited information about what goes on in the classroom. Most of the communication occurs during parent teacher meetings that occur two times a year. Classroom progress is only seen through the grading period and children can be reluctant to talk about school. How many times have you heard a child answer, “I don’t remember.” when you ask about school. Classroom Dojo is a revolutionary classroom tool that empowers teachers, parents and students by creating a shared community. Teachers are able to communicate with parents instantly by snapping photos, videos or sending a text during the school day in real time. The app also has also authored a series of videos illustrating the concept of growth mindset. Students may choose to add photos and videos of the work in a digital portfolio. Parents are able to get daily feedback and talk to their children and their teachers about student progress. This communication strengthens the learning community.
Class Dojo was founded in 2011 by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don during a time when educational applications recorded information, but did not allow open communication between all of the involved parties. The company has been raising money to invest in their product. In early 2016, the company had raised 31 million dollars in venture funding to help develop the product. The company will not make money from user data and is striving to develop content that users are willing to pay for. For example, money could be transferred through the app instead of sending cash or a check with the student.
Class Dojo has teamed up with Stanford University’s Project for Education Research (PERTS) to help develop a series of videos using the concept of growth mindset that has been pioneered by Stanford professor Carol Dweck. Growth mindset emphasizes that the mind is a muscle that needs to be worked. The company has put the power of education directly in the hands of the student by encouraging them to try and make mistakes. Parents and teachers are able to also work together and encourage each child to develop to their potential.

The fight against Autism

Dubai Autism Awareness Month begins as from second April. For all those who are willing to contribute, with only Dh50 per head, you can have access to the fun-filled Autism Rocks Festival. The main guests for this year’s festival will be Flo Rida and Tyga.

Usha and Sanjay Shah Denmark is the couple behind the founding of the festival. Autism Rocks is aimed at spreading awareness of the condition. It is out to change how individuals with autism are dealt with and perceived in the society. The couple has an autistic son (Nikhil) and felt the need to take an action for him and the rest like him. While there is a global support for special needs people, autism has never had a significant exposure. They wanted to provoke people to do more research on why and how individuals get such a condition.

The charity and live concert festival was founded in 2014 and has so far raised in excess of six hundred thousand euros. Popular musicians that have graced the event include Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Drake and Michael Bublè in London and Dubai.

This year, the coordinators decided to go with Flo Rida and Tyga since they had a young vibe and could help to spread the message with their youthful fans. The official DJs are Fever and BFG. Besides live music, other family events that will be available include laser tag, zip line, crazy golf, face painting, inflatable rides, and a petting zoo.

Autism is a developmental disorder that distresses how an individual communicates with others and how they familiarise with the world around them. Its cause is still anonymous and is currently incurable.

Sanjay Shah is a British businessman who was born in September 1970. He is the founder of Solo Capital Markets; this is an international boutique financial service company. Its headquarters is in London, England. The company has specialised in consulting, professional sports investments and proprietary trading. Sanjay Shah initially started studying medicine before opting to the business sector. He became an accountant and worked for several firms. He began his own company when the 2009 financial crisis forced many workers to be laid off.

The Experience of a Lifetime: Doug Levitt

When people think about Greyhound buses, a few memories come to mind. The time you were in band in high school and you took that special spring trip to Disney World or another part of the country on a greyhound. Comfort for that long ride which awaits you. Maybe you even went to space camp with your school or your football team made the nationals. All of those big and important moments of your childhood life which a Greyhound Bus loaded you down too. Maybe your a parent who took that trip to the New Orleans Aquarium. Or maybe you took the Greyhound Bus for a cheap way to travel to another state. Greyhounds are all over the place and get you where you need to go. Doug Levitt has a Greyhound story. In fact it is more than one, it is the story of a lifetime. “The Greyhound Diaries” tells this great story.

Doug Levitt is a great singer and song writer whom has spent the past 7 years really getting to know the people and the American’s around him. He wanted to do more with his music and give realistic songs based on the many lives he has come across throughout his 70,000 mile journey. Doug spent all of this time on a Greyhound bus where you come across all kinds of characters. People looking for a new start, traveling to see family, just looking for a fun little trip, maybe that quick getaway, or people who take the bus because it is what they can afford.

This experience truly enlightened his life. Getting to know the riders and the personalities of other people helped him understand things he has went through in his own life. Though everyone lives a different life everyone also has something they experience. The way you look at your life is what will determine the outcome of your situation and not all of it is the same nor inspiring. Doug was able to relate to so many and learn so much more about himself. As he thought he would be the one sharing his story and what he went through with his father is not what ended up happening. It was so much more than that. This experience helped him to grow and to forgive himself. Something he did not believe was an issue for him. Something which turned into an amazing opportunity for him. Something that truly gave him the experience of a lifetime.

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Raj Fernando, a Businessman to Look Up To!

Raj Fernando is one of the successful American businessman, donor, philanthropist and political fundraiser. He is the former chief executive officer of Chopper Trading. Currently Raj Fernando serves as the CEO and chairman of Scoutahead.com. He is talented and experienced personnel in technological innovations and international financial marketing. He is an active participant in Foreign Policy Organizations and serves Brookings Institute in the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee as well as the American Security Project board of directors. Fernando was born in Denmark and he is the youngest in a family of three children. His parents Laura Fernando and CK are well educated in arts and business. Before hitting the age of one, the family relocated to the United States.

His Education and Career

Fernando is a graduate of Beloit College where he earned himself a Bachelor’s Degree in history and economics. He also pursued his studies in the University College London. Before founding Chopper Trading in2002, he had amassed extensive knowledge and experience in stock exchange business. Fernando began his career at Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he worked as a volunteer from 1991 to 2001. Upon graduation he worked very hard to raise the bar to the very top from the lowest position. He sharpened his skills at Chicago Board of Trade and this enabled him establish Chopper Trading.

By 2004, Fernando resolved to concentrate full time on his new venture and this resulted to amazing achievements which made the company an ultimate technological powerhouse. As the head of this great firm, Fernando constructed, implemented and managed sophisticated risk management communications as well as monitoring of trading activities and security systems within the financial industry.

Highland Capitals CEO Jim Dondero Thinks Big Money Investors Are Getting “Antsy” But He Just Added A New Director To His Dallas Foundation

The fact that there are over three trillion dollars invested in hedge funds may come as a surprise to some folks. Some of the people that invested all that money are getting very nervous, and for good reason, according to the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero. In July, hedge funds had net outflows of $25.2 billion. That is the largest redemption since $28.2 billion was redeemed in February 2009. And in June, $23.5 billion was redeemed. In March, $7 billion made its exit, and in January $20 billion went somewhere else. The total outflows for the year amount to $55.9 billion and the year is not over.

Fortunately, Dondero’s Highland Capital fund is still going strong. Dondero was able to identify some key investments in 2016, and they look very promising. Dondero’s bet that the new president of Argentina would reissue bonds on the international bond market is going to be an excellent investment. Jim also hired Linda Owen to direct the charitable arm of Highland Capital Management. The Dallas Foundation will now be under the direction of Linda Owen, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.

Highland Capital Management is the Dallas-based investment firm that decided to expand its reach and concentrate on emerging markets several years ago, and their charitable contributions increased. Jim Dondero and his partner Mark Okada are seasoned investment bankers that know how to produce decent returns, and they know how to donate money. Even though the average return for hedge funds is considerably lower than the returns in value stocks, the Highland Capital fund is doing much better than most of the big hedge funds, and the company shares its good fortune with local non-profits.

Hedge funds are under the microscope right now. The new government tax ruling goes into effect in 2017, and many hedge fund managers are going to be hit with a big tax bill. Investors aren’t sure who is going to be elected president and that’s a concern. Neither candidate is a good choice for hedge fund investors. And the mounting economic issues that are facing the United States, Europe and Asia seem like they may be a game-changer in the investment industry at some point. But Dondero isn’t worried about those things. Jim is happy to be part of a community that reaches out and makes a difference. According to an article posted by businesswire.com, Linda Owen will be a huge asset for Dondero and the community.