A Retrospective of the 2016 NCAAB Championship at Covers.Com

Villanova University is a college with a long and very prestigious history. The school’s basketball team is a huge part of Villanova’s history. The team has delivering thrilling wins many times over the years. Fans and astute gamblers are likely looking over Villanova’s prospects for 2017’s March Madness festivities. In 2016, North Carolina and Villanova faced off in a memorable National Championship game held in Houston, TX. North Carolina held the number one spot and Villanova was number two. Villanova won the game 77 – 74. At the time, the odds had North Carolina at -2. So, for gamblers, the final score could be adjusted to 79 – 74 with Villanova coming out on top.

Covers.com ran an excellent video ahead of the championship game in early April of 2016. Prophetically, the video revealed that bigger bets were likely to be placed on Villanova. Jay Rood, an executive from MGM resorts was interviewed just before the game. He stated the goal was to draw in a lot of money on the money line for Villanova. Rood revealed many people were betting on the “over” wager, which would be a wager on the combined score of the game.

Rood felt that more wagers were going to come in for North Carolina. He noted interest on Villanova was for the money line, but an increase in the point spread by leveling North Carolina with a -2.5 spread would bring in Villanova money.

As the final score shows, North Carolina would not have won with the -2.5. The over and under betting saw some sportsbooks list 151. The total points scored at the game was, ironically, 151. So wagers would have been a push at 151 over/under.

Hindsight reveals all about betting and wagers, but this game was an incredibly difficult one to predict. Both teams played exceptionally well and the point difference between the two was minimal. Considering the talent on both teams, a tight game should have been expected.

Anyone interested in March Madness odds definitely should check out Covers.com. Covers.com remains a solid source of information on NCAAB betting information.

Devco Creates A New Reality In Small Communities

Development options are often lean in small American cities, but Devco is filling the gap as best they can. There are stories from the Press of Atlantic City that highlight how small communities will improve under the guidance of Devco, and this article shares the wonder of a community finding a new reality.

#1: What Is The New Reality?

The new reality at Devco is one that includes the building of several different structures at once. The community is requesting a few structures that will support local business, and other companies may be attracted to the area in the future. The community is stronger when it has more businesses operating in it, and Devco creates a situation where a town with no jobs suddenly has hundreds to offer.

#2: What Is Built In The Community?

Devco introduces large office buildings, shopping centers, warehouses and commercial units that host new jobs. Every job is created with the support of a business that moved to the area, and they work alongside Devco on the project. A business may move to the area because they are guaranteed a building they may use, and the companies are faced with hundreds of people looking for new jobs.

#3: The Schools Find Their Own Reality

Property taxes pay for schools in America, and property tax numbers shoot up in a community where Devco is building. The community school system has so much money to spend on schools that they may completely transform what it is that they do. They deserve more funding for their children, and they see that when Devco is at work.

The Devco name stands for the finest in developer lending, and they have a trained staff prepared to help every small town. A village with no jobs will be the metropolis with hundreds of jobs soon after Devco begins their work.





Brian Bonar’s Financial Expertise Displayed In Different Companies

Mr. Brian Bonar is a successful financial executive. He is the leader of Trucept Incorporated. He has a reputable business leadership background after having served as a leader in many companies e.g. (DFC) Dalrada Financial Co-op.

Business History and Accomplishments

Brian Bonar worked as a procurement manager at IBM and then got hired at QMS as the Director of Engineering where he was in charge of delegating and supervising duty for over a hundred staff. His growing experience got him a post at Adaptec as the Sales Manager. Once he had gathered experience from the different crucial departments, Brian started his firm known as Bezier Systems.

About Trucept Incorporated

Brian’s creative and managerial proficiency is present in the running of Trucept Incorporated.

What kind of services does Trucept offer?

Trucept assists medium or small firms to do and complete their business transactions as required by the law while the company runs their regular services.

An example of the tasks that they assist others to do is managing payrolls and employee benefits. They also assist companies in managing their human resources administration.

Trucept’s aim of business is to let other companies be able to concentrate on running their business aspect of the firm while Trucept handles the rest of the necessary internal work. Trucept makes suggestions which will respect the work climate of every company that they sign a business contract. They also offer long term and temporary staffing solutions.

Insight of Trucept Services

Their services include coming up with packages for assisting firms with their taxes and benefits as well as their payroll needs. They also assist companies in maintaining their H.R documents. They also play a significant role in making decisions concerning risk management, which is a crucial part of maintaining or even starting any successful business.

Mr. Brian’s business approach

His specialties include acquisitions and mergers. He takes a creative approach to life while combining his technical genius of being an engineer with the power of an architect.

His early Life

Part of his success is due to his professional background as he knows how to bring up a business structure that works. Mr. Brian is a James Watt Technical College graduate, while he was there; he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Engineering. He then went on to Stafford University to get his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

More about Brian Bonar

WhitePages reported that Brian won the Who’s Who Award in U.S in the year 2000. He also likes to spend time with his family while playing golf, or on a boating trip.


Lawsuit Filed Against AIG For Failing To Pay Insurance Policy Coverage

The former owners of the basketball franchise, Atlanta Hawks, have filed a lawsuit in the superior court of Fulton County, Georgia. Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC., led by majority owner Bruce Levenson, filed the lawsuit against insurance policy provider AIG. It is important to note, that this current lawsuit does not have any relations to the current team ownership of the Atlanta Hawks which is led by Tony Ressler.

Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. says that AIG has breached its contract that it had with the group. The civil lawsuit also states that the insurance company has insurance bad faith. Former owners of the Atlanta Hawks state that their policies with AIG insured them against losses stemming from employment practices. They believe that the termination of general manager Danny Ferry was within the bounds of the insurance policy. The ownership group argues that Mr. Ferry’s termination falls within wrongful termination and workplace torts. Thus, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. believe that they should be paid accordingly from AIG.

The former owners of the Hawks say they alerted AIG on April 2, 2015 of the incident regarding the termination of Danny Ferry as general manager of the Hawks. Mr. Ferry’s contract was bought out for a sum that had not been disclosed. The Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. then sold the team ownership to another investment group headed by Don Ressler only a few days after buying out the contract of Danny Ferry.

According to ESPN, documents from the lawsuit say that AIG has never acknowledged that a claim was made by the The Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. They also say that the insurance company never acknowledged that the policy was triggered when the general manager of the team had his contract terminated.

One of the major figures involved in the lawsuit is Bruce Levenson. He was the biggest stakeholder in the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. and was officially listed as the team’s owner. Under his ownership, the Hawks become a consistent playoff team. Bruce is a businessman who created UCG, a firm that provides information to industries such as energy, banking and telecommunications. He is also a philanthropist that supports charities such as Seeds of Peace and Birth Right Israel. Mr. Levenson also helped launch the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

How Cone Marshall is improving service delivery in trusts and estate laws

The laws on international Trusts and taxation in New Zealand have been a topic of discussion for a while now. There have been people that have been claiming that the country is becoming a tax haven. However, seasoned lawyers such as Geoffrey Cone and Karen Marshall have found it necessary to help people understand these laws in a deeper and clearer way. The company which they are both senior partners at Cone Marshall LLC has been at the forefront in providing legal counsel in estates and trusts. Geoffrey deals with estates while Karen deals with estates.

When discussing New Zealand’s position and whether it was really a tax haven, Geoffrey has clearly stated that the company is the exact opposite of haven. For a country to earn the title of a tax haven, they have to fill certain ideals. To start with, the country has to have somewhat restrictive practices when it comes to reporting on taxes. This will make it more difficult for the home country to access the money after it has been sent out to the accounts in question. New Zealand is one of the cleanest countries when it comes to reporting on tax, especially when dealing with foreign trusts.

The OECD, the body that has the mandate to judge whether a country is transparent in tax reporting has white listed New Zealand. This simply shows that the country is not really one of the places where people who want to hide details about their taxes. For one to be allowed to establish a trust in the country, they have to fill a foreign tax disclosure form and hand it to the IRD. The person should also keep a record of assets, liabilities, settlements and distributions. Accountability for all the money earned and spent is also needed. All these records are supposed to be made in English, failure to which huge penalties are incurred.

The rigorous processes that have been put in place by the country are not characteristic of a tax haven. Countries that are tax havens do not tax foreigners and when they do it is a small fixed charge.

About Cone Marshall Principals

Karen Marshall has more than two decades experience in law. She was a litigator in London before she came and joined the law firm in 2005. In a yer, she had become one of the Principals. Geoffrey on the other hand on the other hand is a graduate of the University of Otago. He established his own practice in 1999 and has been working there ever since.

Stow Company Inc. Hires Phil Dolci as the New CEO

Phil Dolci is the former executive of Dean Foods, Kraft Foods, ConAgra and other notable manufacturers. He will replace the outgoing veteran Frank Newman who retired last month. Stow Company is a Holland-based manufacturer owned by Windquest group. Billionaire family of Dick and Betsy DeVos owns Windquest group. Phil is expected to bring his 23 years of experience to realize an impressive growth in the coming years. Dick DeVos was present in the handover ceremony and thanked Frank for his service. This installation was before he returned to his philanthropic activities.


According to NTI, Dick DeVos started his working career at Amway in 1974, at the age of 19. In 1984, he became Vice President in charge of the company’s operations in 18 countries. He left the company in 1989 to start the Windquest Group. Windquest manufactures and markets storage and closet containers. It also has interests in technology and nonprofit solutions.


In 1991, the DeVos family bought the basketball team Orlando Magic, and Dick was appointed President. Two years later, he returned to Amway as President. In 2000, Amway went through a restructuring period, which resulted in the formation of an umbrella firm. This firm was called Alticor Corporation and consisted of Amway, Quixtar Corporation, and Access Business Group. Dick DeVos retired from Alticor in 2002, to concentrate on Windquest and other private ventures.


The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has many programs. One of them is the ArtPrize, which is an art competition that is held in Grand Rapids annually. The foundation was also behind the establishment of the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a public aviation charter high school. The organization also administers the Dick & Betsy DeVos Scholarship. This scholarship supports students from developing nations who are enrolling for Master programs at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.


In a recent interview, Betsy DeVos outlined the couple’s passion for education. She and Dick, having supported the Potter’s House Christian School for many years, noted that low-income families face challenges when choosing schools. Betsy and Dick have since become advocates for educational choice. Educational choice, through a proposed system of vouchers and tax credits, makes it possible for parents to choose where to take their children to school.


Dick and Betsy have set a good example for me. They have demonstrated how well-organized charitable activities can benefit many people. I have learned from Dick DeVos that if I give generously of my resources to somebody in need, there is always a reward.


George Soros Donated More Than $8 Million To Elect Hillary Clinton And He’s Not Done Donating

George Soros, the hedge fund investor, and multi-billionaire does not want the White House to be a Republican stronghold for the next four years. Soros spent more than $27 million of his vast fortune in 2004 to defeat George Bush, and when that didn’t work, he stopped donating that much money to political campaigns. But this year is different. Soros has donated more than $25 million in 2016 to elect Democrats on nytimes.com that are on local ballots in six states. Soros has donated more than $8 million to several super PACs that are Clinton backers. The rest of the money has been donated to several campaigns to elect House and Senate representatives as well as prosecutors in state elections.Soros is not the only wealthy donor that supports Clinton’s bid for president, according to an article published by politico.com. The politico.com article mentioned Hollywood millionaire Haim Saban as well as Donald Sussman and Herb Sandler as well as other Democrats that want a Clinton win in November.

The Clinton campaign has received donations from several super PACs, and the people close to Soros say he’s ready to donate more money to make sure she is the next president. But Soros doesn’t limit his donations to Democrats in the United States. The Soros Open Society Foundation supports Democratic causes all over the world. George Soros has invested millions in countries that are under communist rule or are being held captive by a dictator. Soros is on a mission to spread democracy around the world.

When Soros is not focused on Democratic issues, he spends a great deal of time attending economic summits and other forums that discuss the status of the global economy. Soros has been predicting a global recession for the last three years, and he believes the recession is now a reality. The European Union’s banking system is in trouble, and the recent news that Deutsche Bank is facing a $14 billion fine confirms the Soros prediction. If Deutsche Bank fails, the repercussions of that failure will ripple through the international financial system on wsj.com. But Soros believes China is still the main culprit that is instigating a worldwide recession. China has already put South American and Asian countries in recession mode, and the United States is just steps away from a negative GDP percentage.

At 86-years-old, Soros is still considered one of the best hedge fund managers on the planet. His family hedge fund has more than $25 billion in assets under management on cnbc.com. The Soros fund recently made a huge investment in the gold market. The fund sold several high-revenue producing stocks and invested in the gold mining. When George Soros invests in an asset like gold, other investors know something big is going to happen and they invest with him.

New Metallic Colors That Are Very Popular This Fall

Doe Deere pulls out all the stops with her new fall colors that have become very popular and are only available for a limited time. She is now offering her customers new metallic velvetine matte and superfoil products. Ladies can transform from a bright summer to a relaxed fall mood. You don’t have to worry about dull colors for the autumn season because Lime Crime has the leading sultry colors that are great for any season changing mood. PRN Newswire has reported that their new fall collection is causing them to become oe of the largest growing cosmetic retailers in the industry.


Lime Crime Founder and CEO Doe Deere came up with the idea for her cosmetic line when she use to try on her mother’s attire and makeup and didn’t like the dull colors that she was always forced to use. Over time, she thought of colors that she would like to try for herself and knew that she would eventually have her other cosmetic line. Her signature line is known for bright colors and their velvetine matter contents. They go on soft and dry to perfection. Their eye shadow products also come with a wide variety of matching lipsticks.


Lime Crime is a revolutionary product line that has a variety of accessories, clothing, and shoes, most of which available on Amazon. Her makeup line transitions well from night to day and is waterproof, but still very easy to remove. Her foilescent collection is sure to make your winter and fall go by without a glitch concerning your makeup. Deere says that she wants the women that wear her makeup to be daring and dry other colors that may be great for their attire by trying Lime Crime. Doll’s Kill offers free shipping to Canadian residents for a limited time and all of their products can be conveniently shipped to your door. Each product comes individually packaged in its unique individual wrapping. There is a number of women across the world that continue to rely on the Lime Crime name for dependable cosmetics that are healthy for their skin.  For up to date news, follow them on social media, or bookmark the official Lime Crime blog curated by Doe Deere here: http://www.ilovelimecrime.com/

Norka Luque isn’t Just a Singer

It is hard to imagine a sultry beauty up on the stage being anything but a singer, but that is the case when it comes to Norka Luque. She was not always a singer and she had aspirations in other career fields before she made the decision to become a singer. This meant that she was able to achieve many things before she actually became a singer. There were several things that she needed to do when she first began her career and very few of these actually involved singing. She is a professional who is a professional singer but also a professional in other fields.

Norka began her career by going to business school. She wanted to study business administration and her parents sent her to France to find the best business school for the specific subject she wanted to study. They knew that she would be able to get the best education there and they did their best to ensure that she was given every opportunity that she wanted. They knew that she was destined for big things even though they weren’t exactly sure what those “big things” would involve. They imagined it would be something with singing but they wanted her to be able to feel like she had the opportunity to choose any career that she wanted.

That is what she did. She chose yet another career after she graduated from business school. The business degree was not good enough for her and she wanted to take her education yet another step farther. She wanted to study the culinary arts in France where she had initially attended business school. She felt that this was her calling but it turned out to be another flop. She tried again with fashion but hit a wall with what she wanted to do yet again.

While she was studying, she met a band who was looking for a female singer. She knew that she could sing well and had always had big dreams of being a professional singer but she never imagined that it could actually happen. The band that she met gave her this opportunity and allowed her to meet with producers. She even collaborated with some and was given the chance at a record deal. She is now one of the most famous Venezuelan singers in the world and she is recognized as a global symbol in the singing world.

Positive Thinking Is Key For Human Rights Activist Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen has dedicated his life to bringing about change in the way human rights are exercised around the world through his work his various groups, including his own Human Rights Foundation.

Halvorssen offers a different way of conducting human rights activism compared to his contemporaries who lately seem more concerned with the issues facing the U.S. than they do with fighting tyrants around the world; for Thor Halvorssen the personal experiences he has with the loss of human rights means he brings a sense of positive thinking to his many different roles not usually found with many activists.

In 2005 Thor tired of working in the restrictive atmosphere of human rights activism groups and made the decision to establish the Human Rights Foundation, which he located in New York where he felt the group would be free from political involvement.

Thor made the decision to limit the number of people working with the group to make sure every case they took on would have the best possible chance of success without political bias based on donations made to the group.

According to HRF, Despite the long hours Thor Halvorssen puts into his position with the Human Rights Foundation and other worthy causes he has also carved out a career as a respected Hollywood film producer; many of the subjects of the documentaries Halvorssen has produced revolve around the human rights causes of people living under Soviet rule in the mid 20th century.

The Hungarian uprising of the 1950s has been the subject of an award-winning documentary Halvorssen produced alongside stars, such as Lucy Liu and Quentin Tarantino.

The positive nature of Thor Halvorssen and the work he completes in the human rights field is shocking when his own history of family members being robbed of their human rights is explored.

The activist himself is willing to place his body on the line in a bid to bring news of political prisoners to the outside world; Halvorssen was once beaten by law enforcement officials in Vietnam after filming an interview with a religious leader who had been under house arrest for over a decade.

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