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When Greece Forgave Germany’s Debt

  LONDON (AP) — Forgiving #debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet. The International Monetary Fund certainly thinks so, according to a new report in which it argues #greece should get help. But #germany, another major creditor to Greece, is... read more

Leonardo DiCaprio and Deepak Chopra’s NYC Building Hosts Bizet’s Leading “Carmen” Opera by NYCO Renaissance

Last week, 80 New York socialites attended an intimate and luxurious evening of live opera at the Wellness Building on 66 East 11th Street where both Deepak Chopra and Leonardo DiCaprio have purchased apartments. The guests wait in anticipation for the NYC Opera Renaissance’s condensed version of “Carmen” . From left sitting Sophie Kalkreuth of Luxe Inc., Judy Sahagian of Judy Networks, David Drake, actress Inga Leps and Michael Capasso, NYCO Renaissance General Director, standing. The currently on-the-market $38 million triplex penthouse with roof terrace was the delightful and beautiful setting for a wonderful evening, both for the NYCO Renaissance which presented a special 45-minute version of Bizet’s “Carmen”, and for ARCHIVE Global, headed by Peter Williams, a charity focused on improved health and reduction of disease through architectural design in developing countries.
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Art Collections as Family Office Investments: Preserving Beauty, Heritage and Wealth

By 2014, only 55 percent of wealth managers favored inclusion of art collections in their client’s wealth portfolio. A study conducted by Wharton Global Family Alliance showed that families increased investment to properties and companies almost doubled. According to the study, 5 percent of investments made by family offices in 2011 were on precious metals and art collections such as paintings by the internationally renowned artists, Alexander Sergeeff and Christina Oiticica. Allocations to these areas have grown five times recently. The Wharton report sampled 106 family offices across 24 countries; with 41 percent of samples from the US. Sixty six (66) percent of the families held over $500 million worth of assets.

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Placido Domingo leads top 20 NYC Opera Renaissance Performers in Honor of the late Maestro Julius Rudel

The extraordinary Maestro Rudel was General Director and Principal Conductor of the New York City Opera from 1957 to 1979. Later, following his successful debut at the Metropolitan Opera with Placido Domingo as “Werther,” Maestro Rudel conducted hundreds of opera performances in the world’s leading opera houses and as well as many orchestral performances all over the world. He guest-conducted 268 performances at the Metropolitan Opera alone.

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Funding Platforms Under Title II of the JOBS Act DO NOT Have to be Broker-Dealers

In the crowdfunding space this comes up a lot, either because lawyers have been misinformed or because of pressure from people with a vested interest in the broker-dealer model. So, does a funding platform operating pursuant to Title II need to register as a broker-dealer, or become a branch office of a broker-dealer?

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4 Growth Factors in Real Estate Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is revolutionizing the way investors invest and entrepreneurs raise capital. Discussions around crowdfunding for real estate as a new asset class took center stage during the conference. Crowdfunding offers new opportunities for enterprises in their startup, growth and early stages to solve the problem of capital access.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Deepak Chopra’s NYC Building Hosts Bizet’s Leading “Carmen” Opera by NYCO Renaissance

The currently on-the-market $38 million triplex penthouse with roof terrace was the delightful and beautiful setting for a wonderful evening, both for the NYCO Renaissance which presented a special 45-minute version of Bizet’s “Carmen”, and for ARCHIVE Global, headed by Peter Williams, a charity focused on improved health and reduction of disease through architectural design in developing countries.

While it awaits final approval from the bankruptcy court to operate as “New York City Opera,” NYCO Renaissance is presenting events to raise funds for its upcoming season. Most notably, a recent Gala featuring Plácido Domingo and 25 other performers raised over $800,000. Roy Niederhoffer, the company’s Chairman said, “For seventy years, the New York City Opera played a crucial and indispensable role in the cultural life of New York and the world. I am personally committed to leading this effort to revive this historic company on sound financial footing.”

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How a handful of companies is forging the future of robotics engineering

are going to be a critical part of how we solve the big problems of the future. Unfortunately, it’s still an immature industry, hampered by a lack of standards, a focus on proprietary and , and no institutionalized mechanism for sharing knowledge among engineers.

If you want to study robotics in university, you currently have to pull knowledge and skills from three different disciplines: computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. There is no university curriculum that’s fully focused on robotics, so it takes some time for young robotics engineers to get up to speed. As a result, young engineers are entering the workforce with little practical experience, and employers can’t count on getting a standardized, well-defined skill set from new hires.

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Solar-Powered Plane Soars Over The Pacific Without A Drop Of Fuel

By Landess Kearns A #solar-powered, single-pilot airplane just made aviation (and renewable #energy) history, completing the 4,000-mile journey from Japan to Hawaii without stops or fossil fuel. The #plane landed Friday morning at Kalaeloa Airport on the island of...
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Review of Crowdfunding Regulation 2013

Interpretations of existing regulation concerning crowdfunding in Europe, North America and Israel The ECN Review of Crowdfunding Regulation 2013 considers the varying applications of the single market legislation to Crowdfunders across Europe both now and in the...
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Solar-Powered Plane Soars Over The Pacific Without A Drop Of Fuel

By Landess Kearns A #solar-powered, single-pilot airplane just made aviation (and renewable #energy) history, completing the 4,000-mile journey from Japan to Hawaii without stops or fossil fuel. The #plane landed Friday morning at Kalaeloa Airport on the island of...
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