Bought Elections and the End Citizens United.

Democracy is one of the gifts that the free world has given its citizens. The freedom to elect people that stand for their policies and represent them in the lawmaking process of the country. It is the only form of government that gives all, including the lowest members of the Caste, the right of choice and power in their countries. This freedom, democratic freedom, is only achieved in free, fair and transparent elections which is not the case when candidates are “paid” or “bought” by the wealthy in the society. When individual one percenters endorse a candidate to Congress, they maintain control of the office or position of the candidate. This mutes the voice of the rest 99 percent and drags public participation and progress in the mud. That’s why the End Citizens United committee was established in 2015. Visit their page on Facebook.

This founding of End Citizen United was triggered by a court ruling that deregulated the limits on independent fundings and spending for or against a candidate. The Citizens United Vs Federal election commission court ruling was in 2010 and the holding was that optical spending was a form of protected speech in the 1st amendment in the constitution and that the government should not keep corporations from funding or endorsing candidates, under the notion “corporations are people”.

The mission of End Citizens United is to end rigged elections and put an end to billionaires “big money” involvement in elections by electing campaign finance reform candidates to help them undermine and end citizens united and untraceable unlimited money in politics. Objectives of End Citizens United in pursuit of their mission are as follows, first is the election of pro-reform candidates to Congress, making the issues of political financing a national priority, using the grassroots membership to shift the political financing power from the wealthy and finally to work with ballot measures commission to pass pro-reform laws.

The End Citizen United has developed a very transparent website that allows viewers to see the progress of their funds, what the committee does and profiles on their pro-reform candidates. This is the level of voter participation that ensures that democracy is upheld and everyone enjoys their right as voters.

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Jacob Gottlieb Rises Again From the Ashes

Jacob Gottlieb Rises Again From the Ashes

Jacob Gottlieb, former chief investment officer of the infamous Visium Asset Management, has re-ignited his interest in putting up a hedge fund again. This is after in 016 he was snared into insider trading allegations that saw him shut down his firm after they were found to be employing malpractice in the firm. When everybody in the investment community thought that he was down and out, he has risen again from the ashes to take another swing at the business. Visium closed its doors after employees were found guilty of maliciously raising the value of assets, mismarking as well as taking part in insider trading.

Gottlieb survived the ordeal after being no evidence of his involvement in the scandal was discovered. In an interview, he expressed his love for investing and says he finds it second nature especially after doing it since his teenage years and even admits that he will still do it for the rest of his life. Currently, he has a family holdings company known as Altium Capital that is tasked with managing his wealth and has only six employees. The firm having the DNA of Visium is mostly tasked with investing in stocks and to narrow down those of the health sector.

In the two years after the collapse of Visium, he has not had the luxury of taking it easy as he was personally responsible for liquidating the portfolios that he had acquired. This saw him work two years without pay as he tried to do it as efficiently as he could. Mr. Gottlieb who is currently a medical doctor has revealed that now is the right time for him to get back in the game. His new plan of offering a healthcare hedge fund seems to be his good luck charm after his unfortunate encounter.

Whitney Wolfe Made Bumble to Help Women

The point of creating Bumble was so Whitney Wolfe could create more opportunities for women. She wanted them to feel they had control over their own dating situations and wanted to make the app dating world the best it could be for all the women who used it. Whitney Wolfe focused on helping people and giving them experiences others might not be able to.

Women don’t always get to experience the best parts of the app dating world. In fact, they often have to deal with harassment and unsolicited messages from men. It’s hard for them and Whitney Wolfe knew this because she had been on different dating apps in the past. She also knew things were more difficult for women because they didn’t have the same kind of power men had in the app dating world. It made more sense for her to continue making the dating apps different because of the way she did things. Read this article about Whitney Wolfe at Forbes.


Whitney Wolfe feels confidence is important to make things better in the app dating world. She also feels there are things women can do to gain more confidence in the dating industry. She wants them to feel good about themselves and also wants to make sure they have a clear understanding of the positive experiences that come from being on a dating app. With Bumble, women get the chance to gain confidence since they don’t have to deal with unsolicited messages from men while they’re just trying to find someone who wants the same thing as them.

As more women realize what’s available on Bumble, they have the chance to choose different options. Whitney Wolfe designed the app so she could continue making it better. Wolfe relies on making sure women understand they’re getting a premier experience with Bumble. As she looks to the future and chooses new options for the app, women will have even more power when it comes to dating. Wolfe plans to add different options to suit needs women might have while they’re using the app and the choices the app already has in place. It’s her goal to keep making things easier for women.

Visit: https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/08/bumble-app-whitney-wolfe

 

Wes Edens, the co-founder of Fortress Financial business and the co-owner of Milwaukee Buck’s Basketball club

Wes Edens is also referred to as Wesley Edens. He is a sports club co-owner and a successful businessman. Edens was welcomed into this world on October 30th in 1961. He resides in New York together with his family. He is married to one wife and has four beautiful children. His youngest daughter is called Mallory.

Wes went to the University of Oregon. He enrolled and pursued a degree of Science in Finance and Financial Business Administration. He graduated in 1984. Back on campus, Wes Edens was recognised as a smart young man. He set out to look for a job vacancy three years after leaving school. This was way different from what other graduates conduct themselves. Immediately after school, they start to search for job vacancies.

Despite the reluctance, Wes Edens was fortunate to land a job at Lehman Brothers Company. He worked as a managing director and a partner. After seven years of hard work, he quit the job position and joined Blackrock’s company. There, he served only for three years and later resigned.

Wes Edens merged with four other co-principals and established the Fortress Investment Group. The other co-principals include Paul Briger, Michael Edward, Randal Nardone and Robert Kauffman. The fortress investment Group is the leading financial company in the world. It’s well known for its remarkable services involving financial and asset management services.

Wes Edens is a proud co-owner of the Milwaukee basketball club. They own the club with Marc Lasry. The duo purchased the club from their fellow businessman, Kohl. The ownership of the Basketball club was altered in 2014 where a hefty amount $ 550 million was paid. Milwaukee Buck’s is situated in Wisconsin.

The two businessmen promised the Wisconsin community they won’t alter the clubs current geographical location. Additionally, Marc and Edens vowed to construct a new Arena. The Milwaukee Buck’s is a famous Basketball club. It’s known for winning matches and signing renowned players. A multitude of spectators attends all the Milwaukee home matches. It’s this reason that made the two entrepreneurs to construct a more extensive Arena.

Visit his website: http://www.wesedens.com/

Talos Energy and Stone Energy Become Larger with Merger

The announced merger between Talos Energy LLC and Stone Energy Corp has finished, resulting in the two companies combining into Talos Energy, Inc. The new company is headed by Talos Energy LLC CEO Timothy Duncan and a Board of Directors that will consist of six Talos executives and four Stone executives.

The merger was approved universally by both companies Board’s as well as through a shareholder vote. Shareholders of Talos Energy LLC ended up owning 63% of Talos Energy, Inc., while Stone shareholders got the other 37%. With an increased exploratory and production capacity, shares of the new company are expected to be of similar or greater value for said shareholders from both companies.

Now possessing over 1.2 million acres of land, Talos Energy, Inc. is poised to become a, if not the, major player in the Gulf of Mexico energy production industry. Estimated value of all assets exceeds $2.28 billion. With a production capacity estimated at 47,000 barrels a day and over 136 million barrels still in the ground, excluding the recent Zama field find of up to 2 billion barrels, Talos isn’t going away anytime soon.

Among the acreage owned by Talos is 160,000 acres off the coast of Mexico, where the above mentioned Zama field was found. Mexico only recently began leasing out offshore resources to private companies, and Talos’ Zama field find made their investment in Mexico worthwhile. As said above, Zama may be up to 2 billion barrels worth of oil and with the increased capacity of the new Talos after merging with Stone, development is expected to proceed apace in short order.

The increased capital and production capacity of the new Talos means that not only will the Zama field get developed quickly, but also that other potential drilling sites can be explored while maintaining operations at other fields, such as Phoenix and Pompano fields. Combined with increased capital, borrowing power and other assets, the merger seems to have been the best outcome for both companies. As Stone chairman Neal P. Goldman remarked, it is a profitable deal for both companies and shareholders alike.

Robert Ivy’s Thoughts on Professional Associations

Robert Ivy is the executive vice president and CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a professional association. There are many perks to joining a professional association and there are over 92,000 trade and professional associations throughout the United States. The difference between a trade and professional association is that a trade association represents entire companies and groups while a professional association represents individuals. Robert Ivy agrees with many of the advantages that comes with joining a professional association. He says that although there aren’t many architects, they have still been able to affect tax legislation through their organization’s dedication and commitment. Read more about Robert Ivy at Tulane School of Architecture website.

Professional associations can also be used as a sort of accreditation; before joining, it must be verified that you have a certain degree, license or other certification. It can also show current and future employers that you have leadership skills and accountability. It also means that you have taken the extra effort to stay up-to-date on innovations and other developments in your field. Robert Ivy and the AIA follow a certain code of conduct and expect their members to do the same. Members are held accountable for all their actions and future employers can see that you have a strong sense of commitment to your field.

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Besides being an advocate for architects, Robert Ivy has recently been awarded with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL). This award is given to a Mississippi-connected individual who have, throughout their lifetime, been able to either support art, create art, or perform in exceptionally wonderful ways. Being a native of Mississippi, this is received as one of his greatest achievements, especially because an architect has never been given the reward.

Robert Ivy has been the CEO if AIA since 2011 and since then, he has been able to increase their membership to the highest it has ever been. He is also an author, a practicing architect, and editor. Visit Archinect to know more about Robert Ivy.

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar

Sameer Jejurikar, M.D., is a well-known plastic surgeon that works in the Dallas metropolitan area. His exclusive work residence is at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Jejurikar has a strong passion for his craft, and he has many satisfied clients that will backup all claims. This board-certified plastic surgeon is a fan-favorite, which has led him to be honored with the industry’ Most Compassionate Doctor certification. This certification only goes to doctors who provide extraordinary bedside manner. “This is quite an honor for me,” said Jejurikar. Doctors must posses a near perfect bedside manner to receive this award.

Dr. Jejurikar has attained extended training in this particular subject. He has earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, and he has worked at the exclusive Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in New York. Having a doctor that has a caring persona truly matters. Jejurikar does his absolute best to turn his patients’ goals into a reality. The eyes, nose, breast and body is where he has completed a high-majority of work. This man has gone as far to develop his very own skincare line of products to fight the signs of aging. These medical-grade products are state-of-the-art, and they can help your skin regain its youthful appearance. These products can progressively handle the issues of wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.

Dr. Jejurikar is also known as a philanthropist. Smile Bangladesh is an organization that he operates under while in the nation of Bangladesh. This medical mission truly helps the less fortunate in a number of ways.

Ara Chackerian : The Intertwining Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

Serial Entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist Ara Chackerian has made quite a name for himself. Based in San Francisco, California Ara’s career began soon after he earned his B.S in Marketing from Flordia State University as the co-founder of companies such as PipelineRx, TMS Health Solutions, and BMC Diagnostics. In a sit-down interview with Ara, we got to delve deeper into his current venture with TMS Health Solutions.

 

Why TMS Health Solutions?

 

Ara Chackerian commented that his business partner and himself saw the opportunity to expand diagnostic radiology centers across the state, particularly to experiment with a new device based treatment that helps to diagnose and assist with mental illnesses such as depression.

 

Does this device show promise?

 

Ara commented that this new project had the potential to be the third pillar of psychiatric care which includes medication and talking. The fact that mental illness has such little attention and treatment is why the project needs to move forward.

 

What helps your ideas come true?

 

Ara Chackerian responded with a lesson that his parents gave him as a little boy, that ideas come from thinking hard and living life. If enough effort is done to come up with ideas, then they will eventually come.

 

 

In addition to being an entrepreneur, Ara Chackerian also takes time to write on his blog on Medium.com. In one of his most recent blog posts, Ara gives us a few tips on how to stay mentally healthy. In the blog, Ara mentions that often people do not know how to help individuals dealing with mental illness, however, the best route to take is consulting with a professional before engaging in any type of conversation. Additionally, Ara comments that people should not feel like they cannot do anything because they’re not professionals, simply talking about your own experiences allows others to open up as well. Lastly, Ara Chackerian urges every one of us to get involove, you don’t have to have or know someone with mental illness to help others.

 

 

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