Bill Ackman, the CEO of Pershing Square Capital is well known as his roles as investor and public activist. In an interview to Financial Times, Bill Ackman publicly voiced his interest to support Michael Bloomberg if he decides to run for the Presidential election. Bill Ackman, acknowledges the keen knowledge and insight of the former New York city mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg has been publicly declaring his interest to be part of the upcoming presidential election in November.
Michael Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of the financial firm, Bloomberg LP. He has also served as the mayor of New York City. Bloomberg has huge financial wealth that could help in his campaigns if he decides to contest in the elections. Bill Ackman believes that Bloomberg would be the right choice to move America back to its path of greatness. Bill Ackman also wrote that Bloomberg’s standing as an independent and his financial knowledge make him the right choice in this period of financial turmoil of the country. Ackman also believes that the Republican party will have no difficulty choosing Bloomberg from its top three contenders Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Michael Bloomberg.
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As New Hampshire is all set to go to the polls as a run-up to the upcoming presidential elections in November, a poll conducted by the University of Hampshire survey center states that drug abuse is the No.1 issue for the residents of the tiny state of New Hampshire. While other states all over country state unemployment and low wages as the No.1 issue, New Hampshire is the only state to state drug abuse as its primary concern.
This comes as a surprise as in a poll conducted on February 2013, no resident stated drug abuse as the primary concern. But this year, the issue has grown from being ranked at 4 percent to 25 percent. This comes as a result of severe drug abuse and overflow of drugs in the tiny state. At least one case of death due to drug abuse is reported in the state on a daily basis.
Drug abuse leads to drop in the overall productivity as a majority of the victims are severely addicted to perform their jobs. Center has increased the budget allocated for dealing with drug abuse by a huge amount. This money will go into states to create treatment centers for those addicted and also to raise awareness of the effects of using opiates and other narcotics.
Ballon d’Or award is a prestigious award given to the best footballer of the year by the FIFA. FIFA announced the candidates who have been shortlisted for this award for this year. Star of the Real Madrid team, Cristiano Ronaldo and stars of the rival Barcelona team Lionel Messi and Neymar are the front runners for this prestigious award.
It is to be noted that Ronaldo has been awarded this award for the last two years and before that Messi won this award for four consecutive years. Neymar has not won this award yet in his career. Ronaldo and Messi have been nominated for the award for the eighth consecutive year. The winners will be announced in Zurich on January 11th of next year. The three candidates were shortlisted from several other nominations that included a total of 23 players. Ronaldo has scored 48 goals in 51 matches, Messi has scored 44 goals in 54 matches and Neymar has scored 42 goals in 54 matches.