Lower Expenses for Lifetime Income Guarantees Do Not Guarantee a Better Retirement Annuity

July 12, 2018

Hedgeness, Inc. today released its first Expense to Benefit Ratio analysis of seven variable annuities ranked by retirement income distribution benefits.As the rankings show, lower expenses do not necessarily correlate to the value of a variable annuity. The analysis was performed using their patent-pending analytics software product Variable Annuity I.Q. Unlike traditional ways of evaluating variable annuities, which often focus on singular features such as expenses, Variable Annuity I.Q. creates a holistic assessment of each variable annuity by generating a Benefit number that incorporates income guarantee rate, time of guarantee, asset allocation requirements, step-ups, cost of derivatives, and insurer’s credit rating. The calculation of the Benefit number is in large part derived by hypothetically recreating the annuity with its income benefits and evaluating the hedging costs for said income benefits in current and historical market scenarios. The Benefit...

How to Legally Fly Drones at a Concert

July 12, 2018

Drones are being used more and more to document outdoor all over the world. The aerial footage can provide a fresh view of a familiar event. But there are some tips that drone pilots should know before planning to fly these types of gatherings. First and foremost, be sure to partner with event organizers if you plan to fly drones at a concert or festival. Most events will hire a pilot or production company and work with them to determine what footage should be taken. Flying a drone at a concert or festival without prior permission is highly discouraged and could lead to a variety of problems. Once the proper permission has been obtained, map out safe locations on-site from which to take off and land drones from during the event. It’s important to have a designated area for drone operations that is far away from crowds or other equipment that could interfere with safe drone flights. And always be sure to choose flight paths that will avoid flying over...

Launch of New Foundation, Theological Institute Philadelphia, Focuses on Orthodoxy

July 25, 2018

Today, the simultaneously announced in Philadelphia and Kiev the launch of a Foundation whose goal is to educate, enlighten and engage society in the Pan-Orthodox faith and theology by providing the means and tools to clergy, chaplains, professors, scholars and students. TIP is an American organization founded in Philadelphia and plans to open an office in Kiev. TIP received its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status on June 15, 2018. Founder and President, Ms. Susan Guz, said, “TIP’s core values --- service, compassion, and charity-- are values rooted in the Bible.” TIP traces its genesis to December 2017 when Ms. Guz learned that the oldest institution of higher education in Eastern Europe, the Theological Academy of Kiev, surprisingly did not have computers on their campus. The technology was needed not only for academic purposes but to move the Academy into the 21st Century. In the spirit of the holiday season, Ms. Guz purchased six new laptops and other computer...

Bystander Becomes Hero: Saves a Life with MyMedic First Aid Kit

July 12, 2018

On what seemed to be a normal commute from work, an Alabama woman, Laurie Weldon, had a life changing experience. As Laurie was driving, she saw that she was approaching a car accident and decided to stop to see if she could help.An SUV had rear-ended a pickup truck, the airbags had deployed and the driver of the SUV was disoriented and unable to get out of the car. Saving A Life With Minimal Training Janelle Vest, the driver of the SUV, was unable to open her car door. Using pen and paper, Laurie was able to signal to Janelle to unlock the door so that she could enter the car to help her.Laurie described the scene, “I opened the door and it wouldn’t open all the way because of the impact to the front end. Janelle was struggling to breathe and I saw that her foot was dangling off her leg. I don’t know enough about medicine to know if her femoral artery was severed.”Thinking that Janelle...

Move over HQ Trivia, Fantasy Trivia Live is coming and the world hasn't seen anything like it yet!!!

July 11, 2018

Mr. Michael Pelletz, Founder and CEO of Fantasy Live Trivia, Inc. At a glance Startup: Yes Sector: Smartphones, APPs, Technology Launch Date: October 15th, 2018 Location: Across The Globe Funding: Yes!! Problem it solves: Lack of engagement from users of other live trivia apps as well as poor streaming technology that leaves the users frustrated  Website:   Could you briefly tell us about the Founders? Michael Pelletz is a very successful entrepreneur. Michael started a global rideshare company geared towards women safety and empowerment2 years ago called Chariot For Women, which is now called SAFR that has become the safest rideshare company in the industry. Michael is an expert in turning ideas into reality as well...

World-Traveling Couple Nets $1,000 Prize For Drone Video

July 11, 2018

A Slovakian couple is $1,000 richer after their drone video took home the prize in a weekly video contest. Martin Víglaský and his girlfriend uploaded their video “” to AirVuz.com. After being selected as a nominee for the , the couples’ footage of Montenegro was voted as the best of the week and earned them $1,000. Víglaský said the couple both quit their office jobs to pursue a life of travel. In December of 2017, they bought a DJI Mavic Pro drone to help enhance their travel footage. Now the duo can say they are award-winning aerial cinematographers.  The winning video was the culmination of a month-long trip through Montenegro. Víglaský said they had been wanting to visit the Balkan States for quite some time and finally made the trip in May of 2018. To avoid large crowds while flying the drone, Víglaský said he woke up early in the mornings to be able to fly without...

Las Vegas VAPEXPO set to be best vape show of 2018.

July 12, 2018

is bringing the world’s most successful vape brands together at the Las Vegas Convention Center November 9-10, 2018 for Vapexpo Las Vegas, set to be one of the most importants of the year.  The vape market has never been hotter, estimating to eclipse the $9B mark this year. With the recent valuation of at $15B, and acquisitions throughout the industry every month, the market is sparking massive investor interest and many of the big players are going to be in attendance to look at the exhibiting companies. Distributors and shops from across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East will be in attendance to see the latest product offerings, bolster their inventory and attend the Master Series Seminars. The Master Series panels will be led by the most successful vape ventures in the business and are designed to help s thrive, providing crucial information on optimizing their product mix, tactics for effective marketing and social...

The team behind the Swiss scientific publishing company, ScienceMatters announces EUREKA Blockchain Solutions’ development of a peer to peer scientific data publishing platform powered by blockchain

July 12, 2018

The team behind the Swiss open access publisher ScienceMatters announced today they are developing a pioneering blockchain-based peer to peer scientific data publishing peer review and rating platform, which is expected to have a far reaching impact within the $25 billion scientific publishing industry. This would be the world’s first blockchain based scientific publishing, rating and funding platform that aims to revamp the science publishing sector. To raise funds to develop the platform, the team is gearing up to launch the EUREKA (EKA) token ICO, an Ethereum based token which will be integral to the enhancement of the existing publishing platform www.sciencematters.io with blockchain technology. The public token sale will take place in September 2018 and will last for 60 days, or until the hard cap of $14,930,352 is reached, chosen as it is a number in the Fibonacci sequence. 

Dr. Farrokh Avraham Dilmanian selected as Top Research Scientist of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

July 11, 2018

Dr. Farrokh Avraham Dilmanian, Professor of Research of Stony Brook University was just recently selected as Top Research Scientist of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the field.   While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. With having more than 4 decades of professional experience as a Research Scientist and Professor, Dr. Dilmanian has certainly proven himself as an extraordinary professional,...

Discover Car Hire Adds 46 Suppliers in 2018 - GoldCar, AddCar Europe, MEX, Orlando Canarias Islands, Global Rent a Car & many more

July 12, 2018

Online car hire reservation agency Discover Car Hire continues to grow and expand at a rapid pace. The company has already added 46 suppliers to its list this year. This demonstrates Discover Car Hire’s increasing popularity and growing reputation for providing excellent service worldwide. GoldCar, AddCar, MEX, Orlando Rent A Car Canarias Islands, and Global Rent a Car are some of the most well-known suppliers to be added to the list of 46.  GoldCar is a company with more than 30 years of experience in the car hire sector in Spain. The company offers car hire offices at airports on the Peninsula and the Balearic and Canary Islands in Spain, as well as offices in key destinations such as Portugal, Malta, Andorra, Morocco, the Netherlands, Mexico, Romania, Cyprus,  France, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, and the UK. AddCar...

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