Politics in the United States are growing more two-sided than ever before. As with most things on planet Earth, leaving things in nature to be by themselves and compete against one another is almost always better than intervening, regulating interactions between the two, and closely monitoring their outcome. However, leaving politics to be on their own as they currently stand here in the great United States of America isn’t a great idea.
Why not, one might ask?
Political action committees were upgraded to superstar form nearly a full decade ago as a direct result of the landmark ruling on the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
With that ruling – getting into the specifics of the case isn’t necessary for a brief explanation of the results of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission – so-called super-PACs, or super political action committees were effectively formed.
Although no guidelines, rules, or laws were laid down to help political agencies build super-PACs, the aforementioned ruling more or less allowed organizations not directly affiliated with or related to candidates they were currently supporting to throw as much money as they could collectively muster – and this isn’t a figurative means of describing just how much money today’s brand-new political action committees could offer to candidates and their campaigns – at such candidates running for various offices.
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This ruling was one of the worst things to happen to the world of politics since the turn of the millennium
Politics are more divided than they were before the aforementioned Supreme Court ruling because of the gross wealthiness of political campaigns across the nation – they could simply run endless hate campaign advertisements and messages against their opponents.
End Citizens United is currently looking to get current Floridian governor Rick Scott in trouble for raising more money than what Florida state laws allow.
Further, End Citizens United has proof that Rick Scott was the chairman of the Republican-affiliated PAC that is funding his run at United States Senator right now.
The PAC that is funding Scott right at this very moment was born in 2015, some half-decade after the Citizens United ruling was published, at least according to End Citizens United.
End Citizens United shared recently that they have proof Scott’s PAC has raised a whopping $78 million.
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The year 2018 marked the first time for an architect to receive the prestigious Polk Award. The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, which confers the award, announced that the American Institute of Architects CEO and EVP Robert Ivy would receive the Noel Polk Award during an MIAL event on June 2nd.
The lifetime achievement award recognizes extraordinary work from Mississippi-based architects and patrons, who have dedicated their lives to any form of supporting or creating arts. With this award, Ivy now joins a small group of Mississippians Polk Award honorees. The group has famous names in the Mississippi art industry such as Walter Anderson for his artistic works, Morgan Freeman as an actor, Eudora Welty as a prolific writer, singer Leontyne Price, and writer Shelby Foote.
Ivy’s work touches a broad genre of art including authorship and a global architecture commentating figure. According to Nancy LaForge – the president of Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters – Robert Ivy has been honored due to his efforts in easing the accessibility of architecture to the public. She added that honoring Ivy with the Noel Polk Award was a rightful lifetime achievement for the architect.
On its side, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) welcomed the move by MIAL. Carl Elefante – the President of AIA – congratulated the institute’s executive vice president for the lifetime honor. Elefante FAIA on his statement recognized the work of Robert Ivy since resuming top administrative roles at AIA in 2011. Since then, Elefante acknowledges that Ivy has been the architecture profession worthy ambassador as a practicing architect, author, and editor of architecture materials. His ambassador roles of the profession are evident through the improved global presence of AIA in his tenure as the CEO and EVP – currently, the 160-years-old organization is more influential globally than ever before, with the highest number of members throughout its history.
Robert Ivy is a BA (English) graduate from Sewanee. His also earned a Masters in Architecture from the Tulane University. His profession began in 1996 with the Architectural Record as the Chief Editor. Since then, he has worked with various organizations such as the McGraw-Hill Construction Media. Apart from the Polk Award, he was voted the 2010 Master Architect and holds the 2009 Crain Award honoree.
Wes Edens is a renowned finance executive and businessman who co-founded Fortress Investment Group in 1998. He attended the Oregon State University and obtained a degree in Finance and Business Administration. After School, he joined California Savings and Loans where he worked for some time. Edens later moved to Lehman Brothers where his career really took off. He established himself at the organization and rose to the position of director and partner. Edens also worked at BlackRock and the USB before he decided to start his company. Wes Edens is the chairman and principal of Fortress Investment Group. He is also the senior investment officer and oversees the private equity division of the company. His business skills and acumen are an asset that has seen the organization establish itself as one of the top alternative asset management firms in the world.
Edens is responsible for helping Fortress Investment Group to successfully navigate the subprime mortgage crisis and get back to its feet. He also pushed for the purchase of Springleaf Financial Solutions which has turned out to be a worthy investment for Fortress Investment Group. Wes Edens and his co-principals Randal Nardone and Peter Briger have established strong core values at Fortress Investment Group that have ensured the company remains at the top of the investment industry for over 20 years. Employees testify that the organization pays well and it is one of the best places to work at. The management has created a conducive work environment that employees enjoy.
Employees of Fortress admire the business ethics and leadership style of Edens.Even interns say that they are able to acquire essential skills during the short internship period through the guidance of capable mentors at the firm. Forbes Magazine ranked Wes Edens among the top 400 wealthiest individuals. His net worth is approximately $2.5 billion. The billionaire is also a sports enthusiast, and he owns a basketball team in the NBA called Milwaukee Bucks that he purchased for over $ 500 million with Marc Larcy in 2014. He also has an e-sports team called the FlyQuest. Apart from sports, Edens also enjoys mountain climbing and horse jumping.
Robert Ivy is the current President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Mississippi Institute of Art and Letters recently awarded Mr. Ivy with the coveted Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award for his excellence in the world of architecture. In fact, Robert Ivy is the first architect to win the prestigious Polk Award. It recognizes Mississippi-based art patrons and connected artists for supporting, performing, and creating extraordinary art. Artist Walter Anderson, actor Morgan Freeman, and writer Eudora Welty are some of the past honorees of the Polk Award. No one matches Robert Ivy when it comes to helping the general public access architectural field. Mr. Ivy features as an honoree of the acclaimed Noel Polk Award for his achievements as an author, writer, and commentator in the architecture world.
Recently, AIA appointed Robert as its ambassador for his performance as an editor, practicing architect, and author since 2011. The award crowns him for his professional and personal accomplishments as a Mississippi native. Carl Elefante, the current President of FAIA, was the first to congratulate Robert for earning such as unique honor. Robert has been instrumental in helping AIA extend its global presence since his appointment as the CEO in 2011. In fact, AIA reached its highest membership level since its inception in 2011 after Mr. Ivy took over as the Chief Executive Officer. AIA intends to acknowledge Mr. Ivy’s achievement during an event scheduled on June 2nd.
About Robert Ivy
Robert Ivy began his career in 1996 as the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record, an architectural journal with broad global outreach. Previously, he was working for McGraw-Hill Construction Media as the Editorial Director and Vice President. He was working for Dean & Ivy as a principal from 1981 to 1996. Robert has been a critic for many national architectural publications. Mr. Ivy helped Architectural Record earn numerous prestigious industry honors for its excellence in the publishing world. In 2009, the American Business Media honored Ivy with the Crain Award, which is the highest honor for an individual. Robert had also won the McGraw-Hill Award in 1998 for his excellence in the world of management.
The Fagali Airport founded in 1959, served as a base airport for the United States Air Force during World War II. It has a single landing strip made of grass so it was made for small commuter planes and private charter flights. However, over the years the Polynesian Airlines took over the airport, making it accommodating for tourism. After 2003, the airport was paved with asphalt and service resumed after being shut down in 2002. But, the drama started again when the local communities complained about possible safety issues, loud noises, and environmental pollution that got the airport shut down again in January 2005. Four years later, on January 1st, 2009, Polynesian Airlines along with the Samoan government renovated the airport and put in new safety regulations that allowed the airport to reopen.
You can now enjoy the Fagali area in full, a small town with 1,571 people next to Apia on Upolu Island. The airport has flights on Samoa Airways and Talofa Airways that go to Pago Pago on American Samoa and Tongatapu on Tonga. Each airline operates twin-engine planes fitting up to 9 passengers with a weight limit, which is why officials at the airport weigh passengers so the limits are not exceeded.
The Pago Pago flight is only 30 minutes and the Tongatapu is about 1 hour and 50 minutes. The destinations often change depending on the desirability and airline service implemented. The more people who want to come to Fagali, the more flights get added. That is why Fagali Airport has about 10 flights per day going to and from Pago Pago, but only two flights per week going to and from Tongatapu.
Tourists can talk to the hotel staff, cabbies, or bus operators about flight times. This information is also found on the Talofa Airways website. There is a Polynesian Airlines ticketing counter for travel information where you could get the schedule as well. Always make sure to arrive at the airport at least 45 minutes before departure time.
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Dr. Saad Saad, a well-known pediatric surgeon, has developed multiple medical equipment enhancements that provide better patient outcomes. According to the Medical Daily Times, Dr. Saad has recently created a catheter, built with an integral electromagnetic location identification device, which allows surgeons to ensure correct placement of a catheter without exposing the patient to frequent MRIs. With this technology, doctors are able to perform surgeries, liquid removals and other surgical procedures more efficiently. Acting as a metal detector, this electromagnetic location identification devise serves to locate the catheter and assist with placement without frequent x-rays, MRIs or other timely activities which can be an issue in an emergency situation. As such, this invention is not yet in production due to high costs; however, a company in Utah has shown some interest in the product and may move to produce the item, helping surgeons across the globe.
Another invention by Dr. Saad is reviewed by the article in the Medical Daily Times. It is an improvement to the endoscope. Used to look inside the body, including areas such as the windpipe, throat, stomach and bladder, to name a few, this device provides necessary information to the doctor. Dr.Saad, focused on children, has developed this tool to meet the needs of his pediatric patients. Children are well known to swallow many dangerous items, including batteries, coins, and marbles, and can choke on food items, including peanuts and hot dogs as well. With the normal endoscope, doctors have to remove the scope, use a cleaner to remove excess liquid to see clearly, and reinsert the endoscope. With Dr. Saad’s improvement, a suction type cleaner has been attached to the endoscope allowing for the doctor to clear out obstructions while keeping the endoscope inserted, again saving time in an emergency. This invention is currently utilized by many doctors, allowing them to assist patients quickly and more effectively.
Prior to retirement, Dr. Saad Saad was a Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon. He served as the co-medical director and surgeon-in-chief at the K Hovnanian Children Hospital in New Jersey. His medical degree was earned from Cairo University and was a doctor in England prior to coming to the United States. The inventions by Dr. Saad have helped patients worldwide. Learn more: https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md
Sean Penn is the author of “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.” This is Sean Penn’s first novel. The Rolling Stone article “Why I Had to Write Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” describes Penn’s book as “controversial.” According to the Rolling Stone article, Penn covers topics such as the #MeToo movement and President Donald Trump. As an Award winning actor, Penn didn’t just want to stop there. His goal was to push himself to achieve even more.
Even though the novel is fiction, Penn admits that some of the events were inspired by real-life experiences. The main thing that inspired the novel was the current state of affairs in America and the direction the country is heading. Penn is mostly inspired by real life and this is similar to his work in moving writing, according to the Rolling Stone Article. The novel itself was originally an audiobook. It was not initially intended to be adapted into a novel, according to Penn.
In the article “What in the World is Going on in Sean Penn’s New Novel” Entertainment Weekly takes a closer look at the plot. The novel itself is described as “trippy.” One controversial theme of the novel is that the main character “Bob” concludes that the media essentially encouraged the murder of Police Officers. The main character “Bob” comes across as paranoid and a deep believer in conspiracy theories.
The ending of the novel gives “Bob” the opportunity to write a letter to the president who unequivocally appears to be based on President Donald Trump. In this letter, “Bob” airs his grievances and unleashes his outrage at who he calls “the landlord,” which is the President. “Bob” is not afraid to take aim at “the Landlord” and dismantle his character as a man. At the end of “Bob’s” purge on paper, he challenges the President to counter-attack him. The character closely mirrors Sean Penn and the novel mirrors America as a country.
Boraie is among the most reliable providers of real estate services and the firm has established a vast number of its offices in the broader parts of the United States. The firm has been operating for many years and it has successfully established a vast number of constructions in the country. The firm’s executives and other leaders from various construction firms attended a ceremony recently, that was meant to celebrate its ability to construct, manage and complete the launch of their high-end Shaq Tower. Shaq Tower has already seen Boraie acquire a lot of fame in the country and the story building has already attracted a vast number of investors. It covers over a million square feet of space and has over 169 rental units.
Prestigious personnel in the country marked the ceremony, with Governor Phil Murphy being among them. Among the other professionals present at the ceremony, include Carmelo Garcia, who is the acting deputy mayor of Newark as well as the director of economic and direct housing in the county. The executives of Omar Boraie announced that any interested parties would be allowed to lease the apartments in the building as soon as it is opened by the end of the year.
Boraie Developments has since its establishment, been featured by a highly qualified team of employees that have always strived to offer the best services to their clients. Besides focusing on the welfare of their clients, the firm also believes in teamwork and as a result, they have always collaborated with many other professionals in the Feld of real estate and construction to design eye-catching apartments in the country. The launch of the Shaq Tower was a breakthrough because of the firm’s partnership with Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, as well as the department of economic and housing in the area. For more details visit Bloomberg.
Besides, the firm’s executives strive to discover and explore any available opportunities in the market with an aim of utilizing them fully. The architects and contractors at Boraie are ranked among the most qualified ones in the world and they are the major basis for the firm’s success. The leaders of the firm also strive to work together with their team of employees so as to offer them guidance on their requirements for the completion of a project successfully. The great dedication showed by the firm’s team has profoundly contributed to their today`s notable successes. Boraie remains to be the best real estate service providers and they strive to complete their projects before the deadline so as to maintain goods relations with their clients. You can search more on Yahoo.
Nothing brings oomph and joy to a company than being recognized for its ethical practices. Receiving an award from a reputed body does not only help a company grow but also motivates its employees. Torch Award is one of the widely recognized accolades presented to select companies who demonstrate extraordinary ethical practices in their field of operation on a yearly basis. The Better Business Bureaus Torch Award was introduced in 1996, and it is a great honor for the company that receives this prestigious award. Aloha Construction was the proud recipient of the 2017 BBB Torch Award for it one of a kind business ethics.
Aloha construction was presented with the Torch award on November 16th at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. Its reliability and charity work in Illinois and Chicago has been exemplary and enough to reward the CEO Dave Farbaky and his employees this prominent award.
How Aloha Construction Outshined Other Companies
No other company in 2017 has been able to care for its customers and general clientele base than Aloha. The company put its customers first throughout the year, and this award comes at the right moment. The company has been offering free roof inspections that many customers thought will come at a cost. This ethical deed throughout made customers realizes the need to ensure their repairs are covered by insurance accordingly. The company also provided better customer care services and its partnership with Synchrony financial made it easy to serve customers.
Aloha also recognized the exceptional work undertaken by its employees. The company is known to host an all-expenses-paid recreation week in Maui, Hawaii every year for workers and their loved ones. This is usually a reward for productive workers in a show of appreciation for their hard work. Aloha was a deserving 2017 BBB Torch Award recipient for making the surrounding community their priority and proud. The company is reputed for its sports sponsorships. For instance, in 2017, the company sponsored the Lake Zurich high school football team, Kane County Cougars baseball team, Illinois State University athletics, The Bloomington Thunder local hockey team and The Flying Aces hockey team. The company also came up with the Chicago Bulls VIP Ticket Giveaway where it provided 12 box seats to kids with congenital heart disease. This was indeed an act of generosity that many companies cannot meet.
About Aloha Construction
Aloha Construction, Inc. was founded in 2008 by David Farbaky and is located in Lake Zurich. The company is known for offering roof, gutter and siding repair services. It has also established restoration and interior remodeling services to meet the needs of Illinois and Southern Wisconsin residents.
JHSF Participações is one of the leading Brazilian real estate companies. They are publicly owned and focus on both commercial and residential properties. Most of their portfolio is concerned with shopping malls, real estate development, hotels, and gastronomy. It was originally created in the early 1970s and has since gone on to become an incredibly high net worth company.
In 2014 José Auriemo Neto became the chairman of the Board of Directors as well as the president for the company. Under his leadership, it became the first Brazilian real estate company that created recurrent income assets as one of their top priorities. This includes the operation of a network of airports, hotels, and shopping malls across the country. As of now it currently has a market value of approximately $1.2 billion.
Today the company is active not just within the nation of Brazil but also has assets around the world. It has operations in both the United States and Uruguay. In fact, one of the developments that are being developed by this company is the building 815 on Fifth Avenue in New York.
José Auriemo Neto has worked for the company since the 1990s. Although he has received a college education, he was not always in the position that he is serving now. He was 27 years old whenever he took over the company and had since gone on to help the company innovate and adapt to changes in the market. Under his leadership, the company quickly was able to dominate the high-end luxury market. In 2006 JHSF Participações launched the new high-end Cidade Jardim complex. This is one of the most prestigious shopping destinations in the entire nation of Brazil. He has continued to propel the company into the future, and in 2007 they were able to initiate their first initial public offering.