According to both Architect News and The American Institute of Architects (AIA), CEO and EVP Robert Ivy has been awarded the Nobel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. He was award the by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters also known as MIAL. Robert Ivy, FAIA is the Chief Executive Officer.
Usually artistes and patrons such as those creating, performing, and supporting arts with outstanding and worthy of special honor are awarded the Polk Award. Robert Ivy is the first architect who has received the Polk Award. Ivy now joins the Mississippians to be honored this year. Previous years awards were given to honorees which includes actor Morgan Freeman (2007), singer Leontyne Price (2000), writer Shelby Foote (2004) and writer Eudora Welty and the late writer Walter Anderson.
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AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA congratulates Ivy proudly by saying, “This award comes as a crowning personal and professional achievement for him as a native of Mississippi. On behalf of the AIA, I am truly delighted to congratulate him on this unique honor.” He continues by saying, “As the CEO of AIA since 2011, and as an author, editor and practicing architect, Robert Ivy is a worthy ambassador for our profession,” end quote.
The national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi had previously honored Ivy for his effectiveness in communicating the importance of design. Out of 100 years Mr. Ivy is one of seven to receive the honors in the fraternity’s history. He is the only one selected during this 21st century. The University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture has also awarded Ivy for the Deans Medal.
Ivy received his Masters of Architecture from Tulane University. He also, holds a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in English from Sewanee aka The University of the South. Fay Jones: Architect, Ivy’s authoritative biography was published in 2001. It is now on its third edition. He became Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media and in 1996 He became the Editor in Chief of Architectural Records. On June 2 Robert Ivy will officially receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards.
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AvaTrade is a famous Forex brokerage company. Most dealers prefer this firm due to its spectacular trading facilities and resources. AvaTrade was obtained from a Forex brokerage firm known as AvaFX trade.
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Shaquille O’Neil was the center of the crowd’s attention. Fans were jumping up and down, and echoes were coming up from the crowd as a chant ensued. “Shaq!, Shaq!, Shaq!, Shaq!”. But Shaquille O’Neil wasn’t about to go for a big dunk on the backboards. Shaq was walking up onto a stage in the center of New Jersey to address a crowd for a reason other than basketball. Shaq was there to talk about a new housing project. One Rector Street — or Shaq Towers — is the latest joint development project between the NBA superstar and the development company Boraie Development.
The $90 million high-rise is the first high-rise in Newark in an astonishing 50 years. Of course, this kind of development isn’t new to Boraei Development. The family-owned company has been making investments and construction plays in urban areas that are worn down or largely forgotten.
Newark has been on a developmental decline for a while now. Shaq, on stage, recalled an interaction between himself and his mother in his younger years. Laughing, he told of how she talked about how beautiful the city used to be and then elbowed him as if she was telling him to fix it. Shaq is holding true to that silent promise. Sam Boraie and Shaq already have plans for another $150 million high-rise that’s 35-stories and contains over 350 apartments.
According to patch, for now, the citizens of Newark will have to settle for the new Shaq towers; the towers promise to be luxury at an affordable rate. Boraie has been working to develop the worn down areas of Newark for a while now. Shaq towers saw Goldman Sachs fund the project and Boraie Development oversee all other aspects. The company has a penchant for being able to conduct contractors in a way that sees them meet deadlines and produce quality work. Shaquille O’Neil himself called the company “The Kobe Bryant of development”, which is probably the best compliment that you can be given by Shaq.
Newark is looking like it’s getting a fresh coat of paint with the help of Shaq and Boraie. Boraie has plans for the rest of Newark as they are in talks about luxury condos, casinos, and other establishments in the city. Hopefully, Boraie will continue to develop the worn down city. After all, Newark did used to be one of the most beautiful cities in America. As far as Shaq Towers go, residents should be able to apply for a leasing opportunity come September. You can visit crunchbase.com for more info.
Human Beings dominate the earth probably because of their ability to think and device ways to improve their lives and make themselves more comfortable. This is what drives Dr. Saad Saad, an alumnus of Cairo University, Egypt where he emerged second in his class and graduated with masters in surgery. Dr. Saad has since then relocated to The United States where until his retirement doubled up as the Chief Surgeon at Hovnanian Children Hospital.
As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad often encountered some difficulties during surgical procedures, one of them being during endoscopy. This usually involves the doctor inserting a device with lenses into the body to allow him or her a visual on the patient’s insides. The endoscope has a torch and a camera that will enable it to transmit images to a screen on the outside which the doctor analyses. Fluids inside the body, however, come into contact with the endoscope blocking the lenses so that no image can be transmitted. In this case, the doctor is faced with a grueling task of having to remove the endoscope from the body, wipe the lenses clean and insert it back into the body. This not only makes the procedure time consuming but also tedious on the doctor and patient. But not anymore, thanks to Dr. Saad
Through his invention, he has integrated a suction device in the endoscope. This way the doctor can suck out the fluids blocking the lenses and maintain visual through the endoscope. Endoscopy with the advanced endoscope has proven easier and more accurate as the endoscope is only taken out while the procedure is done, therefore saving time and energy
His other invention is an intervention for locating catheters through electromagnetic location identification device. In simple terms, imagine looking for something metallic inside your body without cutting yourself up. It would require a special procedure like an x-ray. But airports don’t do that; they simply use metal detectors. Dr. Saad has transferred that to the hospital by designing a device which uses magnetic energy to locate catheters into the body. This invention reduces the patient’s exposure to x-rays which have proven cancerous when used severally.
Dr. Saad’s colleagues can testify to the efficiency of his invention and confess to having used them on several such procedures. With enough funding, these inventions are a milestone in surgical engineering. Perhaps the long-awaited interventions in that field.
With 42 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Saad has found a way to make his practice better for himself, his patients and fellow practitioners through two most important inventions. He believes so much in community service and helping people, and he hopes that his inventions be funded and utilized in an effort to make life better and easier. Learn more: https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad
Aloha Construction, founded in 2008 with the mission of offering the best roofing services at best prices, has grown to two offices and a partner company. It was honored to be among the companies that were recognized and received the 2017 Torch Awards given by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) that serves Chicago and northern Illinois. The award serves the purpose of identifying companies that are consistent in providing quality and honest services. The fifteen judges who made the panel for BBB chose Aloha for various reasons.
The first reason is that Aloha puts its customers first. According to Aloha, a company cannot exist without having customers. With this, they had a goal of 20,000 roofing jobs provision in the State of Illinois. Though this doesn’t come easy, they still managed to provide the jobs and were recognized by BBB for that. Aloha Construction also offers free roof inspections for its customers every year. This is to enable customers to know of damages they didn’t know of and also ensure that their insurances cover the repairs before the end of the timeframe. Another thoughtful step Aloha Construction took is partnering with Synchrony Financials thus streamlining the customers’ payment process. Lastly, they offer a 10-years warranty to its customers offering them a peace of mind and an assurance of free repairs.
The second reason that led the company to be recognized by BBB is its dedication and appreciation for its employees. This is evidenced by the fact that Aloha selects the best-performing employees and sends them to an all-expense paid resort with their families at Maui, Hawaii for a week. Aloha Construction also offers its employees a thorough training and best salaries to keep them motivated and productive. Also, it offers long-lasting job positions to enable employee stability.
The last reason that contributed to Aloha being recognized is its ability to put its community first. This has been achieved by the sponsorships they have offered various teams to support their dreams, offering Bloomington Thunder hockey game tickets to Bloomington Boys and Girls Club and giving Chicago Bulls VIP tickets to a child with heart disease and his friends.
Being able to put the customers, employees and community first made Aloha Construction be recognized by the BBB and be awarded the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2017
The term feminist was never appealing to Whitney Wolfe Herd. This started to change after the way her involvement with Tinder ended. Once she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the dating app company the word feminist took on a new meaning. Whitney Wolf Herd is woman who will not allow her voice to be silenced by men. She wants to be successful based on her unique qualifications and talents. Once she left Tinder she decided it was time for women to be in control in the world of online dating.
This is when Bumble entered the picture. The app was designed for both men and women to be able to indicate they are interested. The difference is only women can start a conversation. This virtually eliminated the nude photographs and sleazy lines that make it so hard for a woman to participate in online dating. Not everyone believed Whitney Wolfe was going about things the right way but her success proved otherwise. She chose an executive team of mostly females for Bumble. She is concerned about women being safe, secure and enjoying their online dating experience. Her beliefs were obviously correct because Bumble is now valued at well over $1 billion.
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Whitney Wolfe planned a launch party for Bumble that was a delightful success. She has completely changed the dynamics of online dating. Her decision to provide women with the first move resulted in 22 million registered users. The yearly growth of the company has exceeded seventy percent. Bumble became so successful the Match Group offered $450 million for the company but Whitney Wolfe Herd turned them down. The Match Company made another attempt at an increased figure of $1 billion. She owns twenty percent of Bumble making her a centi-millionaire.
The monthly subscription for Bumble is $9.99. This is paid monthly by over ten percent of Bumble users. Whitney Wolfe Herd chose Austin for the Bumble headquarters. Her initial success began because she liked the scenario of having a mans phone number without him having hers. This is what gave her the idea of only allowing the woman to send the first message on the dating app. The idea was brilliant because it directly related to the target market. The next big decision Whitney Wolfe Herd had to make was the name of the app. She liked Bumble because she though the idea of hives and bees would work well for branding. Bumble went live at the end of 2014. More than 100,000 downloads resulted during the first month. Women were more than ready for the Bumble app.
Clay Hutson is a prominent personality in the entertainment department. Hutson has been in the music world for a long time, and he is very different compared to all the other individuals who decided to invest in the music world. Unlike most of the other people in the music industry, this businessman considers the feelings and thoughts and feelings of the artists, and this makes them perform very well. Clay Hutson is loved by many people because of the kind of experience he offers his audience during each and every performance. The businessman ensures that the people listening to the music get something that is unique and beautiful at the same time. Hutson is very hard working, and he gets up very early just to make sure that his dreams come into a reality. The businessman works until very late too, and this explains his excellence in the complex market.
In an interview conducted just recently, the music expert explains how he decided to come up with his company several years ago. According to Clay, the company was born after he had spent a very long time in the entertainment and tour production department. Hutson felt that he had acquired enough expertise in the business, and he wanted to start his company so that he could offer the customers the kind of experience they have always wanted. Fortunately, the company managed to do well, and it has been winning hearts of many people all over the world. The entertainment industry is considered to be reserved for individuals who are quite experienced. There are many difficulties, not forgetting the competition the investors have to deal with. Clay Hutson has managed to conquer this complex market in the last years because he knows all the tricks and tips to utilize. Even during the recession, the businessman has managed to offer artists the production management services they are looking for.
Clay Hutson is quite a busy man. On a normal day, the successful businessman will wake up very early so that he can go to the office and work on his projects. As a stage manager, there are so many show that he has to make successful. The businessman checks all the schedules of the day before any of his employees are in the office. Clay takes time to create a perfect storage plan and at the same time write the things the crew will need to do. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Clay/Hutson
The career of New York-based real estate mogul Donald Trump may have recently led him to The White House but his Dubai-based developer partner, Hussain Sajwani hopes he quickly returns to the real estate sector when his time in charge of the U.S. is over. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani: http://www.forbes.com/profile/hussain-sajwani and http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2016/03/01/the-donald-of-dubai-hussain-sajwani-interview/#1b049a722f15
Family ties are all part of the successful relationship built between the two business leaders as they have spent time together at the President’s Florida home looking to develop their friendship even more; in fact, Hussain Sajwani and his family are so close to the President the UAE residents were namechecked by the President during his 2016 New Year’s Eve Party.
DAMAC owner, Hussain Sajwani began his career as a partner of Donald Trump just a few short years ago after breaking into the real estate sector in Dubai following a 2002 decision by the local government of the region to allow foreign nationals to own property in Dubai.
The linkup with President Trump comes at a time when Sajwani is seeing his luxury real estate business expand across the world and states his partnership with Trump is not causing any problems at all.
In fact, Hussain Sajwani is looking to extend the deal into the future with a $2 billion deal he hoped to sign with President Trump before he took The White House now waiting to be completed in the future. Read more: Hussain Sajwani | Forbes and Hussain Sajwani | Facebook
The two golf courses constructed by DAMAC under the Trump name are just two of a number of planned luxury real estate developments he has planned to complete at a rate which Sajwani hopes will not saturate the markets.
As the DAMAC owner sets out to complete new strategic partnerships he is not solely waiting for the Trump brand to once again begin foreign developments but instead hopes to see the deals signed with Paramount Pictures, Versace Home, and Fendi will bring even greater success to the company in the coming years.
Fortress Investment Group LLC is an industry leader in providing highly diversified global investment management services. The firm was founded in 1998 by experienced financial services professionals Wesley R. Edens, Co-CEO and Randal A. Nardone. Today, Fortress Investment Group has a staff of 953 asset management employees in its headquarters in New York as well as their affiliate offices around the world and manages over $43.6 billion in assets for more than 1,750 private investors and institutional clients worldwide.
Prior to founding Fortress Investment Group LLC Wesley Edens, Rob Kauffman, and Randal Nardone had worked in the financial services industry for many years. Edens had been a partner with the well-respected company BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. Kauffman, a businessman, had been one of UBS’ managing directors. Randal A. Nardone had also worked at UBS as a managing director for several years. When Fortress Investment Group expanded into debt securities, real estate related investments and hedge funds, the company hired former Goldman Sachs partners Peter Briger and Michael Novogratz to run those divisions.
The company’s cornerstone is consistent excellent investment performance and they provide a wide array of real estate, credit, permanent private investment and private equity strategies to do just that. Fortress Investment Group has an excellent track record for providing their investors with strong, long-term risk adjusted returns. Their core competencies include asset-based investing, operations management, capital markets, corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as their expertise in asset management. The company’s experience in these areas has enabled it to enjoy continued success, and lacrosse camp Fortress Investment Group.
When it was founded, the focus of the Fortress Investment Group was strictly on private equity. The company has since expanded its services and become a global investment management firm with highly diversified activities. Their strategy now includes handling control-oriented investments in a number of cash-flow generating assets as well as asset based business through sector specific funds and general buyouts. The company invests in distressed and undervalued assets, tangible and intangible assets, opportunistic lending and publicly traded companies with real estate, media, transportation and infrastructure assets.
When Millennium Development Group were contracted to build the 2010 Winter Olympics athletes’ village in Vancouver, British Columbia, Fortress Investment Group was chosen as the primary lender of the $875 million they needed to complete the project. Completed in November 2009, the athlete’s village became the property of Fortress Investment when the 2010 Winter Olympics ended, and https://www.thestreet.com/quote/FIG.html.
In December 2017, global technology company SoftBank Group Corporation acquired Fortress Investment Group LLC and all its outstanding shares for the all-cash price of $3.3 billion. Softbank had announced its intention to purchase the company in early 2017 and had been awaiting the necessary regulatory approval and approval from Fortress Investment Group’s shareholders. Fortress will continue to operate as an independent business. SoftBank has said it’s committed to allowing Fortress to maintain the business model, processes, leadership, personnel and culture that have led to its success. Fortress will continue to be lead by CEO Randy Nardone and principals Pete Briger and Wes Edens, and read full article.
OSI Group is among the most significant meat-processing companies in the universe. It has grown to become a global leader when it comes to supplying meat products to established franchises in the United States such as McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King, and Starbucks. In the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing China, OSI Group distributed over 113 tons of meat and other food products to the games. The products were well received, and consequently, the company entered the Chinese Market.
The company’s success and accomplishments are due to the leadership qualities of its president and chief operating officer, David McDonald. David encourages his management teams on the ground in different locations across the world, to always consider the taste preferences and choices of their diverse customers. This in-turn helps in supplying specific products to specific consumers. David McDonald sees China as one of the most profitable markets if well utilized. OSI group has invested more resources in China to improve its operations. China’s growing economy and population is a crucial factor in enabling OSI Group’s success in their meat market, and learn more about David McDonald.
David McDonald’s entire focus is on the expansion of OSI group’s operations into other markets including Europe. Just recently, the company purchased Baho Foods, a Dutch processor of meat and snacks. According to David, the acquisition was part of the company’s plan to attract a broad clientele since Baho Foods also operates in Germany, a significant market for meat products in Europe. Apart from being the president of OSI Group, David serves as the director of OSI International Foods Australia, director of Marfig Global Foods S.A, and chairman of the North American Meat Institute.
David was Born in Northeast Iowa in 1964. He is a trained Animal Scientist from Iowa State University. David is also a family man with six children and spends most of his free time with family and serving his church and community. He has been a member of the board at St. Michael school and is a member of the St. Michael Parish. David is also actively involved in activities and events at his Alma Mater. He continues to encourage students at the school to work hard and always strive for the best, and more information click here.