All Flights to Venezuela Suspended by Lufthansa

As if Venezuela has not already hit rock bottom, now a new announcement reports that all flights to the nation from Lufthansa will be suspended.
As the economy deteriorates further says Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa, the number of flights out of Lufthansa to Venezuela has dropped significantly since last year. The BBC also states that the suspension of flights to Venezuela are also a negative result of an inability for the country to enable control over certain currencies.

This comes as Venezuela’s economic crisis grows devastatingly worse with each passing day. From food shortages to political conflict added Velasquez Figueroa, Venezuela is in deep trouble with no light in sight. Venezuela is so desperate for cash and to help their dying economy that last week they sold 1.7 billion dollars of their gold reserves.

The suspensions of flights between Frankfurt and Caracus out of Lufthansa will begin on June 18th. Hopefully, the suspension will only be temporary as the Venezuelan government finds solutions to their economic peril.

 

George Soros Open Society Foundation Achieves Milestones and Equally Attracts Foes

It seems like not everyone is happy with George Soros charity work especially that led by his Open Society Foundation. There are even people trying to do undercover investigations to seek to expose anything negative they could lay their hands on regarding Foundation. On 20th May, 2016 RawStory reported on the incidence where James O’Keefe a conservative activist was busted trying to infiltrate the group.

O’Keefe made a call to Open Society Foundations offices and identified himself as Victor Kesh. In a voicemail he left for Dana Geraghty, O’Keefe said that he is a Hungarian- American and would like to assist in fighting for the European Values. But he forgot to disconnect his line and continued to speak to an unknown person exposing his real reason for calling OSF.

O’Keefe’s intentions are conducting an undercover operation to scam the foundation and wanted to use Geraghty to achieve his mission. The Open Society Foundation’s president, Chris Stone rebuked this action and said that even the Watergate burglars are better than O’Keefe and his counterpart in the voicemail.
Read more on BUSTED: Conservative prankster James O’Keefe exposes his own ‘sting’ on George Soros group

The Open Society formerly known as the Open Society Institute is a network of partners, foundations, and projects in over 100 countries. The foundation on http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/03/10/billionaire-smackdown-george-soros-funds-effort-to-stop-trump-mobilize-latinos/ commits to the idea of an open society that insists on rights being respected, governments being accountable and the truth for everyone. The society aims at advancing justice, public health, education and independent media.

Due to these efforts, the Society has had enemies, especially with authoritarian governments. An example is Russia, who has said that the activities of two branches of this George Soros charity network –the Open Society Institute and the Open Society Foundations will be burned in the country since they are starting soft aggression in the country.

In its activities, the foundation encompasses a group of regional associations like the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. Its headquarters are in New York. Since 1993 when it was founded the Society has reported $11 billion in expenditures. Its name is inspired by a book by Karl Popper called The Open Society and Its Enemies.

George Soros is well known for his Soros Fund Management firm. The Hungarian-born investor fled the Nazi Occupation in the World War II and fled to England in 1942.

His philanthropic activities started in 1979 when he decided that he already had enough money. He decided to pursue his ambition of establishing open societies to replace authoritarian governments. George Soros began his philanthropic activities by funding scholarships for black students at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Eastern European rebels so that they could study abroad.

Apart from being a philanthropist and an investor George Soros is also a best-selling author. He has a dozen books to his name including the Tragedy of the European Union (2014). Soros regular articles on investment, society, politics, and economics appear in major newspapers and magazines all over the world.

Andy Wirth Continues To Find Success After Life Threatening Accident

For many people a life threatening accident can be the cause of further problems in their future life, but for Squaw Valley Ski Resort CEO Andy Wirth a skydiving accident has seen him bounce back even stronger than before.

After being appointed CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort Andy Wirth seemed to have the world at his feet as he embarked upon a career that included helping the community in a number of innovative ways; but the problems caused by his skydiving accident have been largely overcome with the continued need to help the community at the forefront of his life.

Andy Wirth has always enjoyed a love of extreme sports and had become an expert in skydiving when he took part in a jump in Southern California that would change his life forever.

A gust of wind blew Wirth from his chosen path and saw him land in a vineyard and collide with metal stakes that severed his arm; Wirth used a Pearl Jam song to maintain his composure as he waited for help to arrive after remembering shock could kill him from his training as a forest ranger. Read more: Just Breathe: Andy Wirth on the Upswing in Tahoe and Andy Wirth — KCRW

In his role as the CEO of both the Squaw Valley Ski Resort and its sister Alpine Meadows resort Andy Wirth has been continuing with the active role he has taken with the community; Wirth looks to bring his many business skills to the community and was recently named the Chair of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board as it looks to bring more travelers to the region. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://andywirth.com/ and tahoetopia.com/news/interview-squaw-valley-ceo-andy-wirth

As his rehabilitation from the horrific injuries of his skydiving accident continues Andy Wirth has seen greater levels of business success come his way, including a proposed gondola link between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows to create a much easier way of enjoying these two historic resorts in the simplest way possible.

The Steps Venezuela is Taking to Conserve Energy

In an attempt to save the nation’s energy levels, the Venezuelan government announced plans to ensure this. These drastic measures taken by the government come after the government had recently announced another measure that was meant to offer the working sector a three day weekend. These current measures by the Venezuelan government can be accessed through www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/27/venezuela-opposition-inches-forward-with-bid-to-remove-nicolas-maduro.
The recent announcement by Nicolas Maduro who is Venezuela president is to the effect that the government will only be functioning on Monday and Tuesdays. Despite these measures being enacted in good faith, Norka Luque thinks that they have been protest all over the country with people insisting that the time off is not of any help. This is due to the fact that workers just remain at home watching TV all day or take the Friday offs to queue at groceries stores.

The referendum will be a step towards ousting Nicolas Maduro from office and bring to an end his presidential term before it lapses according to Corporation Wiki. The opposition is favored by the fact that it controls the majority of parfliament. They also maintain that it will not be easy ousting Nicolas Maduro from power but they are determined to collect the four million signatures in order to successfully have a referendum.