End Citizens United is a political action group that hopes to reform the campaign finance system. It came into being March 1, 2015 after the Supreme Courts decision to treat corporations as people, allowing billionaires and other special interest groups to make unlimited donations to the campaigns of politicians to support their agendas.
End Citizens United points out that the donations are untraceable and results in no accountability or transparency. The organization also points out how it makes it possible for foreign entities to influence US elections, including the Russian meddling investigation, Chinese nationals donation of $1.3 million to a Jeb Bush super PAC through American Pacific International Capital and donations to a super PAC by a wealthy Mexican Entrepreneur. According to Hi-Tech Chronicle, there was 15 cases being investigated by the FEC (Federal Election Commission) at the beginning of the year of illegal foreign campaign spending.
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The Hi-Tech Chronicle article entitled, “Russians Weren’t the Only Meddlers in the 2016 Election According to End Citizens United,” dated October 31, 2017, told of many measures proposed by Democrats to combat the effect of the Supreme Court ruling, such as the Disclose Act and the By the People reform package. The End Citizens United PAC (political action committee) works to support those Democrats in their attempt to reform and fix the campaign finance system. To combat the big money influence in political campaigns, End Citizens United raised $4 million during the first three months of the year with its 1.8 million donors contributing on average just $12 each. Tiffany Muller, the Executive Director of End Citizens United, said that it will probably raise $35 million before the 2018 elections from individuals who believes that the system is rigged against them and this is their way of fighting back.
On their website, End Citizens United describes itself as Democrats fighting for reform and states that it is just getting warmed up. It also states that it is proud to be funded by thousands of grassroots supporters from around the country, siting its grassroots activist as its greatest strength. Its mission statement expresses the strategy of electing those who champion campaign finance reform, passing state ballot measures, and making these issues part of the national conversation as a national priority. End Citizens United hopes to have an effect on all three branches of government in the effort to enact campaign finance reform to combat the political influences of big money.
Lime Crime’s founder Doe Deere puts a whole new spin on “Having a bright future.” The creator of products like Unicorn Hair color in bubble gum rose, and lip color pallets of nightshade and blue flame are a few examples of the brilliant color variations Deere showcases with her unique cosmetic mixology. Her passion for fashion complimented with brilliant hair colors, and bold cosmetics created a brand all her own.
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Lime Crime Cosmetics arose from Deere’s desire to use a myriad of bold lip, eye, and hair colors to promote her own hand-sewn fashions. At the time, there was a very limited selection of color choices outside of neutral skin tones and the response to her art worthy bold colors created a fanfare of attention. Despite nay-sayers advice that she could never sell cosmetics online, Deere remained true to desire and launched Lime Crime Cosmetics in 2008 to fill the niche of dynamic color combinations for the cosmetic industry.
Deere, born and raised in Russia, had her first entrepreneurial
experience when she engaged, at the age of thirteen, customers with temporary tattoos. After relocating to New York at the age of seventeen, Deere performed as a musician were she met her husband. Together they learned the intricate process of business development and marketing while promoting their band. After completing her education at FIT in New York she
chose to design clothing and created an eBay store to reach customers in the online environment.
Labor of Love
Deere created Lime Crime Cosmetics to create products for her own form of self-expression but delivers a brand that allows her customers to embrace and empower their uniqueness. Deere is not just the face of the company but also puts her products through real-life testing. One of Deere’s greatest accomplishment was assisting in the development of the first vegan matte lip color. As an animal lover, Deere created Lime Crime Cosmetics as a cruelty-free and vegan company.
Lime Crime Cosmetics is a company dedicated to self-expression and harnessing uniqueness. Deere encourages women to embrace what makes them different and use those gifts to enrich and empower their lives. The founder also advises young entrepreneurs to trust their instincts when it comes to difficult decision making and to go after what your own heart desires. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doedeere
Hussain Sajwani is the founder of the Dubai based Premier Real Estate Company known as DAMAC properties. Sajwani founded the firm in 2002. The real estate firm is famously known for building extravagant properties and luxury homes that offer unique marketing incentives and are spread throughout the UAE.
Sajwani pursued his studies at the University of Washington where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering. Sajwani being a shrewd businessman and a serial Entrepreneur saw an opportunity in the Dubai real estate market and without hesitation grabbed the opportunity to start what is today the largest real estate development agency in the whole of UAE. Dubai is one of the few countries in the world which allows foreigners to own properties. Sajwani, real estate firm, specializes in the development of residential, commercial and Leisure properties in Dubai and across UAE. The firm boasts of having completed more than 8000 units in Dubai and aims at expanding its operations to other neighboring countries such as Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.
Sajwani is an all-round person and was in the past involved in the food business. The United States government in 2002 contracted Husain Sajwani to provide food services to its soldiers during the famous Iraq War. The food business is also part of the real estate business Sajwani runs, and it has been placed under the hospitality division.
Hussain Sajwani besides being a serial entrepreneur is also a philanthropist. Sajwani has been involved in a lot of charitable activities around the Middle East and among his generous contributions is a donation of 2 million dollars which Sajwani donated to AED which was running a cause to help keep children warm.
Hussain Sajwani Family
Hussain Sajwani is a family man and is married to a beautiful wife, and together they were blessed with four children. Just like any parent’s desire and dreams Sajwani hopes to see his children get a good education and become successful people in their future life.
Sajwani is a friendly man and has been able to build relationships with iconic figures in the society. One notable iconic figure that Sajwani has built a friendship with is the current President of the United States, Donald Trump. Their friendship began way back before even Trump became president. President Trump being an Entrepreneur had Business interests in Dubai and Sajwani was his point man.
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Success as Tony Petrello puts it does not necessarily have to be about financial gains. The measure of success does not simply translate to earning millions of dollars. There is a success that is intangible. One that person achieves by engaging in activities that change the lives of others. One way to gain this success is through philanthropic work. Anthony Petrello is one of the most generous philanthropists today. Anthony is involved in philanthropic initiatives that are dedicated to raising funds for research work in the field of neurological treatment.
Anthony Petrello has faced medical challenges right at his own home. His daughter who suffered from neurological disorder right from birth. The result was an almost paralyzed girl who could not do anything on herself. Until she was 7 years old, her daughter would not feed on solid foods. Anthony Petrello faced the challenge of finding proper medical care that would see the life of his daughter restored. However, the problem was not access to such medical treatment, the challenge was nonexistence of medical research that would be applied. Anthony was frustrated that no medical research existed for such medical disorder.
Baby Carena, Anthony Petrello’s daughter made him realize that there is a need to focus on research on the neurological medical field. Since he was already rich, Anthony Petrello decided to use some of his money to fund medical research for this medical disorder. He did not only commit his money, but he went the extra step of mobilizing other wealthy people to contribute to this course.
Anthony Petrello efforts to support medical research came to fruition through the Texas Children’s Hospital. This is an institution that was ready to do research on the neurological medical disorder. To support this initiative, Anthony Petrello committed $7 million towards that research. He believes that this is an initiative that will help thousands of children lives, now and in future.
Anthony Petrello is the CEO of Nabors Industries. Nabors is the largest oil and natural gas drilling company in the world. Before he became the top executive of such a huge global company, Anthony Petrello was in different careers. He started off as a mathematician at the Yale University and then became a lawyer after graduating from the Harvard University. Anthony Petrello was born from a humble family in Newark, New Jersey. However, Tony was naturally gifted. He was a genius of mathematics.
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Equity Group Holdings Limited (EGHL), happened to be named some time ago Equity Bank Group, is a money related administrations holding organization that is situated in the African Great Lakes area. EGHL’s home office is currently located in Nairobi, Kenya, with backups in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
EGHL is known as being an expensive money related administrations combination. Starting on 30 June 2015, it had evaluated resources that were surpassing US$3.855 billion and assessed investors’ value of more than US $624.875 million. EGHL has a client base surpassing 10 million in the six African nations it serves, making it the biggest business depend on the African mainland by client numbers.
In June of 2008, EGHL was voted by Euromoney Awards for Excellence as being the best bank in all of Kenya. EGHL was named as also being the general best bank in Kenya at the Renaissance Capital Bank Awards in August 2008 and was referred to locally as the main stock that returned positive investor esteem amid 2008 at the Nairobi Stock Exchange. EGHL was named as being the Best Performing Company in all of Africa amid the yearly African Investor Index Awards, hung on 21 September 2009, in New York City. EGHL has selective rights to issue American Express Visas over the African mainland outside South Africa.
Osteoarthritis is the name of one of the hundreds of forms of arthritis. Arthritis affects over 50 million people in the U.S. . Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is defined by the loss cartilage in the joints. It is one of the most common forms of arthritis and cannot be cured (Facebook). Cartilage serves as a type of cushion in joints, it keeps bones from rubbing against each other. As the cartilage degenerates the cushioning is lost and the bones will rub together during movement. This cause pain, swelling and stiffness and over time, joint strength is lost and pain can become chronic. Although, osteoarthritis can’t be cured, there are some changes you can make to your lifestyle and daily routine that can help manage the pain caused by osteoarthritis and possibly slow the degeneration process.
Excess weight and overuse tends to make the symptoms of osteoarthritis worse. Low impact aerobic exercise and a healthy diet can help you shed excess pounds. Gentle stretching every night before bed can help alleviate some of the stiffness and soreness that comes with osteoarthritis. Also remember not to stay in one position for very long. Change positions or stand up and walk around for a bit every half an hour or so.
Your doctor can help you devise a plan to manage your osteoarthritis and can prescribe medications to help with pain management. NSAID pain relievers, minimally invasive joint repair and local analgesics are some common types of medical osteoarthritis treatments. Your doctor may also refer you to a physical therapy facility which will teach you ways to move that won’t cause as much pain. They will also show you exercises to strengthen and stretch your muscles.
The Osteo Relief Institute, in New Jersey, is a medical facility comprised of doctors and physical therapists (https://www.osteoreliefinstitute.com/relief-options/). Their main goal is to treat their patients like they were family. They want to help their patients manage their osteoarthritis with safe and effective treatments while avoiding surgery, if possible.
They use the latest FDA approved, state of the art technology to aid in treating osteoarthritis. This cutting edge technology gives them the ability to accurately diagnose and develop a treatment plan to fit every patient’s unique needs.
Some doctors rush through appointments, never bothering to make sure you understand the jumble of medical terminology that was thrown your way. The physicians at the Osteo Relief Institute believe that understanding is key to healing and take the time to make sure their patients understand the treatment process and answer any questions they may have.
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis or chronic joint pain the Osteo Relief Institute wants to help you find relief. They offer a free information packet that you can request on their website. Contact them today to get the pain relief you deserve!
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McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and many other fast food restaurants all boast of mouth-watering options on their menus, but not a lot is known about where all those delicious burgers come from. Many of them are produced by Sheldon Lavin’s company, OSI Food Group. Lavin has built this company into a tremendous meat wholesale place that’s mass produced both supermarket packaged meat and prepared meats for restaurants. Lavin’s also upheld a family way of running this company because he understands how important people are and creating a culture of positivity in the workplace and having an open door have been his favorite things about OSI.
Before Lavin came to OSI Food Group, known as Otto & Sons at the time, he was a financial consultant who ran his own boutique firm. He had planned after leaving banking to stick to this business until retirement. It was here though that the Kolschowsky sons who owned Otto & Sons approached him to direct the company’s investments in new factories and distribution centers in the US and abroad. Lavin started making the company more profitable and at the insistence of the Kolschowskys and their McDonald’s partners, Lavin agreed to become CEO. In time he was sold all the majority of company shares, and he invested even more in operations abroad that he had it renamed to OSI Industries. He later brought in David McDonald to serve as co-owner and president alongside him.
Lavin has not only been able to take OSI Industries everywhere McDonald’s and other restaurants have operated, he’s also been able to implement good safety features in employee safety working with dangerous tools, and making sure the meats are free of diseases. He helped OSI win several awards including the Globe of Honour presented by the British Safety Council. His strategic acquisitions such as Baho Food and Flagship Europe have increased sales in the European markets, and also have been part of the reason he was the recipient of the Global Visionary award in 2016. Lavin also has been recognized for philanthropy and community involvement such as serving at the Inner City Foundation of Chicago, the Boys & Girls Club and Ronald McDonald House Charities. He’s also on the board of the Jewish United Fund.
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Sometime in the past, American and German brews we considered the best beers in the commercial center, however, that is no longer very accurate. Most recent U.S open beer competitions have seen the rise of many other countries that have portrayed enough potential to produce great tasting beer. Canada is one of the states rising to the occasion in excellent beer production.
In Canada, Eli Gershkovitch has been game changer in the brewing sector. He is the CEO of the Canadian Craft Beer company Steamworks has taken brewing competition to an entirely new level. His brewery company is gaining traction remarkably by embracing from the Canadian beer consumers (BeerMeBC). Eli Gershkovitch is an attorney who decided to drift away from his career to pursue his interest in microbrewed beers after tasting a Belgian beer in Europe.
After experiencing this life-transforming encounter, Eli Gershkovitch went ahead to form Steamworks brewery, a company he now owns with the intention of growing regarding effective market shares of Canada. His first pub, Steamworks Pub, was built with a capacity of holding 184 people. However, with the massive increment in reliable customers, he expanded it to a size of 754 customers fully seated at a go. What made his pub stand out is that its beers were brewed on site that soon became an essential competitive edge as compared to his competitors who brewed off-site.
Eli Gershkovitch’s Steamworks Brewery has seen an increment in the original crafted beer production to a more significant capacity (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6457149/). This is all with the aim of meeting the Canadian beer demands. It has seen the company expanding its line of products to include heroic red-ales and pale ales among other well-known brews. Although it could be hard to tell which country loves their taste of beer more, Canada has been in the lead in customer satisfaction. Notably, Steamworks brewery has played a crucial role in meeting this demand and customer taste for good beer, thanks to Eli Gershkovitch.
If you think that Eli Gershkovitch is limited in skills and role in the brewing industry, you are wrong. You will be surprised to know that he is also a certified pilot!
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Glen Wakeman is a man known for his diversity in his skill in the business field. He is a business revolutionary possessing an entrepreneur and mentoring spirit. He is the developer of the M&As guidance company to give guidance to the startup companies. He is also the founder of the Launch Pad LLC in the year 2005. Glen Wakeman is a holder of masters and a bachelor’s degree in economics. He started his career at the GE Capital and the Doral Financial Corp and founded Nova Four. Glen Wakeman currently holds more than just one role in the various companies he works with. He is a president, CEO, business development leader and a member of the board of director.
Glen Wakeman is the originator of the five-step performance methodology used in many disciplines such as human capital, risk management, executive and leadership power in the business world. His successes in both as a writer and an investor work as an inspiration to many others in fiscal economics and administrative strategies. He is moreover a market strategist based on his vast experience in emerging markets, divestitures, and corporate executive. With this kind of competence has made him give such invaluable information to executive groups such as Dreamfunded and Sitter Bees (http://www.glenwakeman.com/glen-wakeman-blogs/).
Glen Wakeman also involves himself in transformative business opportunities. His global affairs leadership is invaluable. His areas of specification that he offers strategic advice include international financing platforms, angel investing and capital raising. His passion is to the growth and development of the market together with innovation necessary to suit it in the ever-changing world. He has lived in six countries and carried out businesses in more than thirty regions and therefore deserves recognition.
In an interview, Glen Wakeman disclosed that the idea to form Launch Pad Holding LLC AROSE WITH THE NEED that many startups were emerging but later failed due to lack of structure. Many people fail to know that plan is completely different from an idea. The company, therefore, had to be created where the startup clients will be able to come up with a plan easily using the software platforms.
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Dr. Mark Holterman has devoted his entire professional life to the betterment of the field of medicine. In his role at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he teaches young professionals about the mechanics of surgery and pediatric medicine. He has also devoted much of his research to find a cure for conditions of a chronic nature, with a particular focus on diabetes. He is well respected in this field and is a member of the American Diabetes Association.
With this in mind, the ADA recently announced that it was entering into a joint initiative with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The purpose of this initiative is to tackle the alarming increase of type 2 diabetes that is occurring in children and adolescents. This is an issue that Dr. Holterman is passionate about.
As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Mark Holterman serves families throughout the region (http://doctors.healthgrove.com/l/241393/Mark-Holterman-in-Chicago-Illinois). While his main office is located in Maywood, Illinois, he also works out of another facility in Peoria. With nearly three decades of experience under his belt, parents have grown to trust him as their family doctor. He is also trained and experienced in a variety of general surgery procedures. Professionally, he is affiliated with the following organizations: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Loyola University Medical Center. Because of his specialty training, Dr. Holterman is also qualified to perform fetal surgery, in addition to being able to treat infants, children, and adolescents.
Currently, Dr. Holterman is also the CEO of Mariam Global Health. Between that and his role as a professor at the University of Illinois, he stays rather busy (WeeklyOpinion). He continues to be a researcher, educator, and medical practitioner. Believing that a doctor can never stop learning, he is continually looking for ways to better provide life-saving treatment to his patients. In that realm, he has also devoted his life to helping others in a volunteer capacity. One of his proudest accomplishments is being able to assist medical professionals in Vietnam to gain better access to pediatric surgical care and to increase their knowledge in this area.
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