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Hussain Sajwani Says He Might Sell Some Of DAMAC Properties’ Shares

Hussain Sajwani was at the World Economic Forum a few months ago and he was asked about some updates at his company, DAMAC Properties. He mentioned to the CNBC media people that he was looking to sell about 15% of the company because it could create a little more cash flow, and over the 17 years DAMAC has existed Sajwani has kept it out of debt.

He also said despite media claims to the contrary that Dubai’s housing market in the UAE is still very stable and his housing projects will not be in a surplus. But Sajwani is potentially looking at deals in the UK and even possibly buying some properties in the US in the coming years.

Hussain Sajwani became DAMAC owner in 2002, but before that he managed other businesses. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1981 and became a contracts manager for GASCO, and in 1983 he started a catering company.

This catering company served government agencies, 5-star hotel brands, non-profit groups and most notably the US army during the Gulf War. But Sajwani decided to upgrade to the hospitality and real estate business because more money could be made in it.

The DAMAC asset management company was started in the 1990s, and today it runs a private equity firm and offers public offerings on both the UAE and London stock exchanges. Sajwani also owns Anwar Tiles and an Arabian insurance company. Read more: Hussain Sajwani | Crunchbase and Hussain Sajwani | Facebook

Properties in the DAMAC portfolio include DAMAC Tower which Sajwani had constructed in 2006 and had interiors designed by Versace and Bugatti, Marina Terrace, Tiger Woods Golf Course and Trump Resort and most recently AYKON City.

The Hussain Sajwani family is close friends with President Trump’s family, and Sajwani has understood Trump even when he’s made controversial remarks. The two men have already developed several 5-star hotels together, and the Trump World Resort has been the latest of their business deals.

But Sajwani knows Trump even outside the business office having been a frequent guest at Trump Tower in New York, and even as Donald Trump has relinquished his executive role at the company, Sajwani says DAMAC will continue its partnership with the Trump’s as his sons take over company management.

Frontera Fund Presidents Larkin And Lacey Say Failure To Indict Arpaio Is A Failure Of Justice

The 2016 presidential race was one of the most followed events with pundits weighing in on what the future of America would be with the election of Donald Trump.

Perhaps a little less talked about was an election in Maricopa County, Arizona where longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio was defeated after more than 20 years of holding his seat, and most Phoenix residents who favored national immigration reform were happy with his ouster.

However, there were several individuals including Frontera Fund founders Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey who had hoped Arpaio would be indicted for allegedly targeting immigrant communities with raids, and also for using his office to seize power. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

But although a federal judge made a move to indict Arpaio, President Trump made it known the former sheriff would be pardoned. Larkin and Lacey both said this pardon is a highlight of a failure of justice.

Larkin and Lacey consider what they do to be a fight for justice both in journalism and in their activism and philanthropy which as of late has entailed giving citizenship rights to less privileged immigrants and expediting the immigration process.

They’ve been outspoken critics on President Trump’s border and wall plans and seek to bring people the truth of what’s been happening in Phoenix’s communities, and they’ve had many run-ins with Arpaio’s office in the past. Before they started the Frontera Fund, they managed an independent newspaper known as the Phoenix New Times.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey formed the base of the Phoenix New Times back in the early 1970s while they attended and later dropped out of college at Arizona State University. It was Lacey who arrived on the scene first and had acquired a love of reading newspapers and journals, and the first subject he was passionate about was the Vietnam War protests of the early 1970s.

Larkin came along later and while his personality was noticeably different than Lacey’s, he agreed with Lacey’s writing of the campus protest groups that they were really not having their stories told fairly by other news outlets.

The two men raised funds to start Village Voice Media which became the parent company to their conglomerate which in the aftermath of their protest stories started gaining traction. The New Times had branches at one time in other cities like Miami, Denver and Los Angeles and covered a wide variety of controversial issues. But it was around 2007 that their biggest story came to light.

Around 2004, a New Times reporter started getting suspicious about activities going on with then Sheriff Arpaio and started reporting them.

Subpoenas started getting sent out to gain access to Phoenix New Times material, and when Larkin and Lacey started writing about the sheriff’s actions in 2007, they were arrested. But locals started going after the sheriff’s department and the other local media started hammering them, and in the trial following the arrests of Larkin and Lacey, the judge acquitted them of all charges.

In the coming years they waged a legal battle against Arpaio and in 2013 they won a $3 million lawsuit which was used to start the Frontera Fund. Though Arpaio will not be indicted, Larkin and Lacey have devoted the fund’s resources to fighting policies like his.

Talk Fusion Release Major Upgrade Of Video Chat

Talk Fusion is an online video marketing company. They have been releasing major upgrades of their apps in the last few months as well as announcing new products. Video Chat is the latest app of theirs to receive an upgrade, a product that had already won awards. Among the changes are better contact management and permanent chatrooms. Users can also now share both files and screens and Video Chat is now completely based on WebRTC technology which means it can now be used on any device.

WebRTC eliminates the need for third-party plugins, something that previous versions of Video Chat required. It also features solid security and improves the interface. The chief technical officer of Talk Fusion, Ryan Page, said that the newest version of Video Chat reinvents the experience and makes it easier than ever to use. This new version also has voice-only calling that features the highest audio quality available.

When talking about the newest version of Video Chat, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer Bob Reina stated that it adapts to the user rather than the other way around. This means that it is very flexible and allows the user ways to easily modify how it works. He said that his company’s “VIP Council”, which tests their products, said that the new interface is fantastic and it will be loved by customers of Talk Fusion.

Video Chat is one of five video products that Talk Fusion sells to customers. It is joined by Video Email, Live Meetings, Sign-up Forms, and Video Newsletters. All of these products are in different phases of major upgrades which will be released over the coming months. Video Email was the first product released by this company, which is a product thought up by Bob Reina when he wasn’t able to email a video he was taking of a house he was walking through before deciding whether to buy it or not. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/user/TalkFusionOfficial

More and more companies are marketing their products online using video. It’s a great way to grab consumer’s attention and is being used by businesses small and large. Talk Fusion was a pioneer in the industry of supplying tools to other businesses to market their products in this way. Before Video Email, for instance, there was no way to send an email with a video except the old way of attaching a file or sending a link, both of which are clunky solutions.

Mike Baur on startups in Switzerland

Startups in any economy have numerous advantages to the economy. Although economists normally overlook them, their impact is huge. First of all, startups create job opportunities for many people. This is an advantage to any country. The ability of the private sector to generate jobs relieves the government the burden of delivering on the citizenry.

 

Startups also create a sense of inspiration to the young entrepreneurs. When people look at successful startups, they see a possibility of also succeeding with their ideas. The young people of today are innovative and have ideas that can be life-changing. All their need is to witness success happening; this gives them the motivation to continue working hard. Startups also provide young entrepreneurs to risk small and expect huge returns once they ideas work. Finally startups makes the young people believe that it is possible to make it in life following your ideas instead of going through the route of traditional employment. Startups can be the ticket to financial freedom that young people are looking for.

 

Switzerland is one of the countries that have benefited a lot from a fully developed startup industry network. Every city in Switzerland has numerous companies that are doing very well Switzerland can be compared to the Silicon Valley in the U.S. It is a tech hub. Many digital startups have been set up in the country to implement various tech ideas that young people have. In the journey of establishing a strong startup industry in the country, some professionals in the business sector have recognized the value of the young entrepreneurs in the country and are now working together with them to establish businesses that can develop. These professionals are dedicated to training and mentoring startups entrepreneurs as well as offering them access to funding. One such professional is Mike Baur.

 

About Mike Baur

 

Mike Baur have been in the banking sector for a very long time. He has amassed knowledge and experience which makes him the leading mentor in the country; he is the co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. This is a firm that deals with startups companies.

 

Through this firm, Mike Baur has been leading the industry in coming up with ideas that are innovative and which help the startups grow. His ability to mentor train and fund young entrepreneurs who undergo through his three months mentorship program have been impressive. His role in the development of the startups’ industry in the country has been marvelous.

 

Michael Lacey Strongly Against Arpaios Pardon By Judge Bolton

Rex Tillerson was right, said Michael Lacey. Apparently, he also said that Donald Trump is a Moron. The Phoenix New Times co-owner was referring to the recent pardon that that U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton handed down in favor of Joe Arpaio, the criminally convicted and former sheriff of Maricopa County. Lacey even said that this is a perfect marriage of two corrupt individuals, perhaps again referring to Trump and Bolton.

Lacey’s harsh words are coming from his and his partner’s (Jim Larkin) long history of squabbles with the former sheriff.

Larkin and Lacey were co-owners of the New Times, a local paper in Phoenix that run exposes of Arpaio’s shady activities that included beating of inmates, illegal diversion of jail funds, sex crimes even with children involved, and so forth, when he was still sheriff. Perhaps to stop the two from further ruining his reputation, Arpaio had the two incarcerated in two separate jails both under his supervision. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

The two were taken from their homes in the local area in the thick of the night, by Arpaio’s posse from the sheriff’s armed and dangerous Selective Enforcement Unit. But the former sheriff was forced to release the two in less than 24 hours because of the massive public outcry. The two charged Arpaio for illegal detention. And their long history of battle is still going on.

Arpaio was convicted of the charges of criminal contempt from another charge. The charge came about because of his disregard of a ruling from federal judge which stemmed from a racial profiling lawsuit in 2007. Arpaio is supposed to be sentenced just a few weeks before Bolton handed down her pardon.

Lacey was born and raised in Newark, N.J. but moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University in the 1960s. He dropped out of college in 1970 at the time when he and some student friends started the first issue of Phoenix New Times. Reports say that their paper was a reaction to the way the local media covered and reported the campus anti-war protests at that time.

Lacey was joined by Jim Larkin at the New Times as one of its founder and co-owner. Lacey took up the executive editor functions, while Larkin served as the paper’s advertising man. New Times developed a reputation as a free but feisty publication. The paper explored various political and social issues of the day. It gained prominence along with the country’s burgeoning ranks of alternative newspapers.

Arpaio had Lacey and Larkin arrested on Oct. 18, 2007 for the expose’ that they had undertaken using the pages of the New Times against the former sheriff. The two charged that the grand jury subpoenas issued to them were an insult to the readers of the New Times and the constitution of the United States.

Apparently, the readers of the New Times, along with other sectors of the public protested the arrest and in less than one day, the two were released. The grand-jury inquiry was also squashed. An investigation was conducted after that and it was revealed that the warrants were issued by a prosecutor who bypassed certain legal safeguards, and were therefore considered counterfeits.

Learn more about James Larkin and Michael Lacey:

https://about.me/michael-lacey
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737

Larkin and Lacey: Challenging Racism

A sad fact of life: hatred will always exist. As long as people have free will, some people will choose to hate others for whatever reason. The important thing is that there’s always someone to stand against the hate. There need to be more people speaking words of love and peace than words of hate and war.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are men of peace; more accurately, men of justice. Obviously, they don’t speak words of hate, but they’re more known for challenging negative stereotypes and fear-mongering. They teamed up in the early 70s after Lacey and some other Arizona State co-eds started a weekly campus paper.

By the early 80s, their little campus newspaper became a regional success. Many locals found it refreshing to have media coverage of events that wasn’t tilted to one side. In ’83, they decided to expand and bring in more newspapers.

They first purchased Westword, a news-and-arts paper in Denver. They eventually purchased big-name papers like LA Weekly, Miami New Times, and Village Voice. Their new multimillion-dollar media conglomerate became their main focus. Over the decades, Village Voice Media won hundreds of honors and awards. It also attracted over 60 million monthly readers; both in print and online. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

While the success of their newspapers is impressive, that’s not what they’re most recognized for. Almost ten years ago, they were arrested by a crooked sheriff, who was angered by their investigative reporting. For months, they’d targeted Sheriff Joe Arpaio because of his unlawful and atrocious behavior.

The most shocking thing he did, on a regular occurrence, was play a role in anti-Mexican rallies. He’s the sheriff of a county along the Mexican border, participating as a fear-monger toward local citizens and innocent migrants seeking a better life.

Both Lacey and Larkin were raised to help those in need, and Sheriff Arpaio’s action offended them deeply.

Eventually, it all ended for Sheriff Arpaio. After wrongfully arresting Larkin and Lacey, the duo sued Maricopa County. They won a $3.7 million settlement in 2013, which they used to create the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

These events came to light just before the midterm elections, so politicians on both sides used that to their advantage. While they were focused on publicity, the duo’s fund supported several worthy nonprofits that fight for Hispanic causes.

Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin:

https://about.me/jim_larkin
https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53

Academy of Art University is Where New Talents Are Discovered

The New York Fashion week sets the stage where new talents are newly discovered in the public eye. The Academy of Art University held The School of Fashion on stage for its twenty first edition, on September 9 of 2017. This was seen on the Skylight Clarkson Square. Ten MFA and BFA graduates made their first appearance with two partnerships, and two menswear collections.

The coastline of Maine to the country of China, along with other connecting areas, has some of the most varied backgrounds of the designers. The variety of ideas, expertise techniques, and profiles overwhelmed the viewers very effectively. Possible career advisors, right in front of their colleagues, presented their foresight for the future of style.

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, is a privately preserved art school. It can hold over twelve thousand students, with degrees offered in bachelor’s, master’s, and associate close to over twenty subjects, with selected courses which can be taken online.

The Academy of Art University promotes courses in several subjects, and high-tech facilities. Companies will hire students who graduate from the university for Nike, Apple, Zynga, Pixar, and others.

The University can help plan a student’s future very brightly. Students can schedule a Campus Tour to find out any information they need for their education. These tours can help students to learn about campus housing, discover student shows and galleries, and even investigate industry standard services.

The instructors at the university do anything they can to guide students with the highest potential to succeed, while the programs are effective and informative. There online programs are a true game-changer, which is highly recommend for anyone who wants to take courses online.

The Academy has evolved very well, and it is the biggest recognized private art & design university in the in the United States. Students who attend this university are motivated, and will experience the success of so many opportunities that are offered for professional and special development which makes a difference in people’s lives on so many levels.

An Insight on Vijay Eswaran and the sound Of Silence

Although they say that silence is golden, silence in today’s life is underrated. People are always submerged in all sorts of noise, leaving no space for inner life or even imagination.

In his book Sphere of Silence, Vijay Eswaran showers with praise the power bestowed to a single hour of silent introspection daily to refine the mind. Besides writing top-selling books, Eswaran also owns a company that focuses on interactive marketing, e-commerce and eco-tourism. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.qigroup.com/2013/11/vijay-eswaran-makes-ceo-of-the-year/

The book Sphere of Silence has numerous lessons to learn from, the major one being the importance of listening to speaking and having a daily plan. Although the experiences may sound pretty obvious and straightforward, they are a necessity to everyone and especially leaders.

In south-east Asia where Vijay is still growing his reputation, his book is selling humbly well. As a poet, Eswaran relates the success of his businesses to him sticking strictly to the book’s teachings for many years. Being an active person, following the lessons of his own book means taking an hour of silence every day to reflect, read and write down vital summaries.

He divides his silent away into five main parts, with the first three components as well as the fifth taking ten minutes each. The fourth part, on the other hand, takes twenty minutes. The best time for the hour of quiet is between 4.30 and six the morning.

If by any chance the silence is broken before the hour ends, one has to start afresh. The first part is for the previous day’s reflections, the second is for listing down tasks to take during the day, and third is for wring goals for the next seven days, a year and subsequent five years.

Part four is for reading for about fifteen minutes and write a summary of the reading in five minutes. The last part of the quiet hour is for communicating with your god and then write an overview of the entire reflection. Repeat the whole process daily for twenty-one days and become a better person.

Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies

Michael Lacey’s Contribution in the Math Subject in America

Michael Lacey is a mathematics professor who delights in research for the growth of the subject. He has taught in several universities across America and has established himself as a math guru. His knowledge in the subject is unmatched and has been recognized in several occasions.

He is among the few individuals dedicated towards making a difference in the areas they are passionate. Michael has held several positions where he has been instrumental in new discoveries and introduction of new theories.

Michael Lacey is a graduate in mathematics having studied at the University of Texas. He proceeded to receive his PhD from the University of Illinois. While his university study has been pivotal in his career, his passion and dedication towards the math subject serves as the driving force in his work.

His thesis at his doctoral studies proved his expertise in the subject and was a stepping-stone towards his current work. He conducted a study on probability in Banach spaces that helped solve a problem related to law of iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions.

He has played key roles in proving some mathematical theories. Michael started his career at Louisiana University as a mathematics professor. He also taught at the North Carolina University that provided him with an avenue to practice his skills and knowledge as a professor. It was at this point that he was able to proof the almost sure central limit theorem together with Walter Phillip.

Michael also taught at Indiana University where he received a national science foundation postdoctoral fellowship. He started a study of bilinear Hilbert transform while there.

Michael held the position from 1989 to 1996 before leaving for a position at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has received several recognitions and awards for his research among them the Guggenheim and the Simons Foundations.

Michael joined the American Mathematicians Society in 2012. He is involved in other societies that contribute towards the math subject. Michael has been a director of training grants that support undergraduate to post graduate students. He plays an important role in advising undergraduates towards proceeding to leading graduate programs.

ENTERPRENEURSHIP ARCHITECT: GLEN WAKEMAN

Have you ever dreamt of being mentored? Do you ever think of growing your entrepreneurial skills? Do not despair. Glen Wakeman is the man to look for. He is a revolutionary in the business fields. He is a mentor and has a great entrepreneurial spirit. He holds an MBA in finance and BS in economics. In addition, he has had a successful career in different capacities at; GE Capital, Dora Financial Corp., and Nova Four. Wakeman is the co-founder and CEO of LaunchPad Holdings; a software developing company, offering online services in business planning and ensuring the development of young entrepreneurs.

The five-step methodology framework is one concept that brought popularity and greatness to Glen Wakeman. The framework focuses on risk management, human capital, leadership power, and business implementation. Through his literary works, he has risen to inspire many in different fields such as; fiscal economics, administrative strategies, and much more.

Wakeman possesses insightful knowledge at the executive level, which is premised on his longstanding experience in corporate management and emerging markets. His methods are exceptionally accurate, making him a keen market strategist above the rest. His love for matching ideas with money is the driving factor behind his entrepreneurial success. LaunchPad holdings is a product of matching ideas with money.

Glen Wakeman participates actively in transforming business opportunities, into great entrepreneurial projects. He offers strategies of how to raise capital, making wise investments, and accessing international financial platforms. He is a genius in business innovations, passionate about business development and growth, and changing global marketplace. Glen Wakeman expresses his excitement for the application of technology to learning and solving business problems. He asserts that machine

learning is the driving force behind the generation of ideas, and overall quality of delivery of products and services. He, however, holds reservations, to see philosophical advancements that will foster the preservation of humanity.

If Glen Wakeman rose from cleaning bathrooms in an automobile parts factory, to be among the most successful entrepreneurs and business mentors, what do you think can limit you from exploring the peaks of greatness (LinkedIn)? Just like Wakeman, appreciate that dignity is necessary for all types of labor, and never let go of any opportunity.

More at https://ideamensch.com/glen-wakeman/