Jeff Yastine is the Editorial Director for Banyan Hill. He published an article concerning the best potential Amazon competitors for investors. He wrote about an airplane manufacturer called Embraer in November. He explained they were acquiring valuable contracts with military and civilian organizations. In December he advised investors to look to acquisitions and mergers. Once Boeing talked about purchasing Embraer he predicted a windfall of thrity percent for the shareholders. The deal is not complete but it is favorable.
Jeff Yastine believes there will be more acquisitions and mergers in the retail sector. Companies including Walmart have attempted to compete with Amazon with shopping perks and matching services. Jeff Yastine believes more competitors will be going up against Amazon by working together. He feels eBay is a good candidate and Google would be a potential buyer. This is because Google focuses on online electronics and technology. To battle the selling power of Amazon they need an established retail arm. The fulfillment warehouses of eBay would be a good start for Google. Learn more at Seeking Alpha about Jess Yastine
The grocery chain Kroger Co. has seen a stock drop of 35 percent since the peak last year. Investors are concerned about Amazon competition since they acquired certain locations of Whole Foods. Jeff Yastine believes this fear is over exaggerated. The United States has roughly 3,000 Kroger stores. The reason Amazon and Whole Foods teamed up was to market organic foods. He also cited the cashier-free technology being incorporated by several of the Whole Foods locations.
Grainger sells numerous industrial products including storage, office duties and cleaning supplies. They encompass multiple industries and a variety of businesses. A lot of investors dropped their stock when it decreased last year and were concerned Amazon would take over. Jeff Yastine stated they have a big network of warehouses and distribution centers. These assets are perfect for any company competing against Amazon.
These three companies do not need to be fixed. Competing with Amazon would not require any renovations, major changes or real estate. All that would be required is a partnership with other companies. Jeff Yastine has been watching the performance of these companies for years. When combined their 2018 profit per share would total $15. Investors respect and listen to Jeff Yastine. The investors are aware the key to success is accurate predictions. They trust Banyan Hill Publishing because their roster is filled with both valuable advice and intuitive experts.
Fagali’i Airport is a small airport that lies just outside the city of Apia. Apia is the state capital of Samoa and many people use this airport to get to and from it. It is owned and operated by the Samoa Airport Authority and its JATA Code is FGI while its JCAO code is NSFI. It is named after the nearby village of Fagali’i which lies about 5 kilometers away from Apia.
The company that flies planes in and out of Fagali’i Airport is Polynesian Airlines. They have routes that fly daily to both Pago Pago and Savai’i, both cities in American Samoa. As this airport only accommodates smaller planes Polynesian Airlines uses three De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otters on these routes. Each of these planes can hold 19 passengers. The roundtrip route from Fagali’i Airport to Pago Pago’s is USD155 which includes all applicable taxes and fees.
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Once a passenger has landed at Fagali’i Airport they can exchange their money for Somoan Tata before exiting the airport. Like most airports there are taxis lined up in front of the concourse, as well as shuttles from many of the hotels on the island. The hotels on the island are quite affordable, with the least expensive being the Dave Parker Eco Lodge which is $25 a night normally and just $15 a night when on special. One of the nicest hotels in Apia, with stunning views of the beach, is the Aga Reef Resort which runs $235 a night according to expedia.com.
There are many entertainment possibilities around the Fagali’i Airport. The #1 show to see is FiaFia Night, held each Wednesday at the Beach Tanoa Tusitala Hotel according to cheapflights.com. Located .2 miles from the Fagali’i Airport, this show features traditional Samoan music and dancing with a highlight of them dancing with fire.
For those who want to scuba dive near Fagali’i Airport there is a company called Samoa Dive & Snorkel. They get great reviews from former customers as they accommodate everyone from beginners to experts. The owners of this company have 20 years of experience in the industry. It is suggested that you set aside more than three hours for this adventure.
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Securus Technologies is an innovative company that develops state-of-the-art technology that helps in the operation of U.S. penal systems. Securus has many different operating arms, one is called Wireless Containment Solutions (‘WCS’) which is working on the issue of contraband cellphones secured by inmates. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are fully aware that many inmates use unauthorized cellphones smuggled in to perform acts that could endanger the public. Remember that cellphones need a wireless network system to work from, therefore Securus Technologies is developing the right technology to address these concerns.
It is interesting to note that inmates not only make threatening calls to the public (I was a victim), but they have also made sexual videos using a cellphone to submit to websites like Facebook. It was reported in the news that South Carolina inmates have performed these acts. The reason many inmates in the penal system can get away with this, is typical of the problem in South Carolina, which is they do not have any WCS technology installed to monitor and detect illegal use of cellphones.
Bringing this information to the forefront and who is working with Securus Technologies is Mr. Robert Johnson. Robert has worked at a South Carolina correctional institution for over 15 years. Believe it or not, one of his main jobs was to seize contraband cellphones and other products. He saw the dangerous misuse of illegal cellphones by inmates, but he could not do much about it because there were no remedies in place to counteract these dangerous aggressions. Today Robert Johnson is working as a consultant for Securus. He travels around the country to talk to government agencies like the Federal Communications Commission about illegal cellphone use by incarcerated men and women and the danger they impose to the public.
Good news, there is a starting point, which is in the Florida penal systems. The Wireless Containment System is being used in Floridas’ prisons. The WCS technology is designed to recognize cellphone numbers connected to the WCS network. If an alien numbers attempts to connect to the WCS wireless system, it is thwarted. However, Securus Technology taketh away and Securus giveth. Inmates will be supplied with registered private cellular network WCS cellphones.
The Securus Technologies Wireless Containment System is the only verified network to manage and control the dangers of contraband cellphones in U.S. correctional facilities. When the penal system installs the WCS network, the facility is remotely monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The CEO and President of Securus Technologies, Mr. Robert E. Pickens says that the dangers of contraband cellphones are real. Drugs, weapons, and hits have been ordered through smuggled cellphones into jails and prisons statewide.
Ted Bauman has worked in a number of positions throughout his career, most notably, spending 25 years in South Africa where he worked predominately as a fund manager in the nonprofit housing sector. While he was born in Washington D.C., Mr. Bauman emigrated to South Africa as a young adult, attending college at the University of Cape Town where he garnered postgraduate degrees in History and Economics. Throughout his career, he has worked with a number of reputable organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank, and several grant-making agencies in Europe, in an effort to help solve a myriad of housing and urban planning issues that have long existed. He returned to the United States, securing a directorial position with Habitat For Humanity, where he stayed until coming aboard with Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and daughter and works predominately from his basement office.
Each day, Ted Bauman begins by dropping his daughter off at school, after which he returns home to immediately begin working at his office. Due to the fact that time management is such an important factor in what he does, he relishes in the fact that he does not have to commute, dealing with the harsh traffic often associated with Atlanta. When beginning work, he normally tackles the most difficult tasks first, feeling that early morning is the most productive period of his day, and because of this, he staunchly avoids any unnecessary distractions that may throw him off course. The connection with his audience is imperative because the information that he prescribes can have such a strong effect on the trajectory of their financial standings, so he spends a great deal of time scouring the internet, searching for the latest economic trends. As many of financial topics are often perceived to be mundane, he utilizes great writing and narrative ability to ensure that his words jump off the page – properly engaging his audience. View Ted Bauman’s profile on LinkedIn
Being that it is his job to stay on top of economic trends around the world that may greatly affect his audience, Ted Bauman has noticed a growing trend amongst his audience – they are beginning to question many of the longstanding principles and relationships that exist between corporate entities and the government, calling out many of their inconsistencies. This has led them to also seek possible solutions to the problems that will undoubtedly affect their financial futures.
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